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4 Asean states
set sea row gab
Telcos wont refund overcharges yet
Solon twits colleague
online for delaying RH
PH to host Dec. 12 talks
with KL, Brunei, Vietnam
Amb. Ma:
Historical
ties to see
us through
Leonen gets
SC posting
as expected
Palace hails
passage of
sin tax bill
NPA orders
dismantling
of pols armies
Comelec ruling on Akbayan questioned
Vol. XXVI No. 237 20 Pages, 4 Sections
P18.00 Thursday, November 22, 2012
TODAY
Standard
Manila
www.manilastandardtoday.com mst@mstandardtoday.com
IN more than 1,000 years, cultural
relations and people-to-people ex-
changes between the Philippines
and China continued without
interruption, which is unique in
the history of nations, and it is a
testimony to the pursuit of peace
by the Chinese people, Chinese
Ambassador to the Philippines
Ma Keqing said.
He told a meeting of the Philip-
pine Constitution Association at the
Manila Hotel last Tuesday that the
key to sound relations between
states lies in the afnity between
their peoples, and this rings true in
China-Philippine relations.
It is our belief that with joint
efforts China-Philippines relations
will move forward just like an un-
stoppable river that keeps surg-
ing ahead, Ma said. What was
started by our ancestors, we Chi-
nese and Filipinos of today have
an obligation to continue.
Mas speech followed the two-
day summit in Cambodia between
the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations and China, which focused
on the brewing territorial dispute
over the West Philippine Sea.
China laid claim over the entire
area, but the Philippines and sev-
eral Asian neighbors insisted that
portions are within their territorial
boundaries.
By Lailany P. Gomez
and Maricel V. Cruz
SMART Communications, Inc. and Sun Cellular
on Wednesday said they would contest a govern-
ment order that they refund millions of pesos to
their subscribers for failing to lower the cost of text
messaging, from P1 to 80 centavos.
On Tuesday, the National Telecommunications
Commission said Smart, Sun and Globe Telecom
Inc. failed to pass on to consumers the savings from
the reduced interconnection charge that it had or-
dered in an October 2011 memo.
First, our position is there is no basis for nd-
ing that Smart has violated the NTC memorandum
circular and overcharged its subscribers, Smart
said in a statement.
The circular, issued on Oct. 24, 2011, required
mobile phone operators to reduce interconnection
charges from 35 centavos to 15 centavos per text
message, but the interconnection charges pertained
to rates that the operaters charged each other to de-
liver messages from other networks to their own
subscribers.
Smart has already complied with this circular,
the wireless provider said. The said circular did
not order mobile phone operators to reduce retail
rates that are charged to customers, it added.
Smart also argued that under the law and ex-
isting NTC regulations, short messaging service
(SMS) or text is a deregulated service and that the
We are trying to nd a con-
structive and practical approach
in trying to settle disputes among
the four of us, Foreign Affairs
Secretary Albert Del Rosario told
reporters on Wednesday.
Del Rosario explained that the
multilateral meeting with Brunei,
Malaysia and Vietnam is aimed
at resolving the conict within the
ASEAN, but added that the Aquino
government was willing to nd a
resolution of the problem outside
of the ASEAN if the ten-member
bloc fails to address the problem.
We are endeavoring to do our
best to keep it within Asean. We
are hoping that this can be done
under the auspices of Asean.
[But] I dont think we should be
limited in nding solutions in dis-
putes among the four of us. If we
will not be successful to nd so-
lution under Asean, I think there
will be no problem among the
four claimants to nd a solution
outside Asean.
The scheduled meeting among
the four claimants, which will be
By Maricel V. Cruz
THE highly divisive Reproduc-
tive Health bill has reached beyond
Congress and gone viral, even as
on Wednesday House Majority
Leader Neptali Gonzales crossed
swords with a colleague who had
insinuated in a social networking
site that he was deliberately delay-
ing the passage of the bill.
Pangasinan Rep. Kimi Co-
juangco, an RH bill supporter,
wrote in her Twitter account
that only Gonzales, the chair-
man of the House committee on
rules--the body in charge of the
calendar of business in plenary--
could answer why the supposed
discussion in the plenary of the
proposed amendments to House
Bill 4244 had yet to push through
since Congress resumed session
two weeks ago.
No priest and nun observ-
ers in the plenary lately, do they
know something I dont? Could it
be because MFLs [majority oor
leaders] district is home to the
Archbishops Palace? #RHBill,
Cojuangcos twitter message
wrote.
So for those that keep asking me
when we are going to take up amend-
ments #RHBILL, I dont know! Only
MFL knows.
By Joel E. Zurbano
ELECTION watchdog Kon-
tradaya on Wednesday said it
planned to petition the Supreme
Court questioning the Commis-
sion on Elections decision allow-
ing the party-list group Akbayan
Citizens Action Party to join next
years mid-term elections.
The Comelec has failed to ap-
preciate that Akbayan as a politi-
cal party is already with the ruling
coalition and over-represented in
the present government, and can no
longer be considered marginalized
and under-represented, Kontrada-
ya spokesman Joe Dizon said.
Denitely, going to the Su-
preme Court is an option we have.
We are unconvinced [by] the de-
cision made by the Comelec, and
we also believe that the Comelec
gave in to the undue pressure from
Malacaang by deciding in favor
of Akbayan.
The youth group Anakbayan
also denounced the Comelec, say-
ing Malacaangs hand in this
decision is obvious.
Some members of the group
went to the Comelec ofces in In-
tramuros to protest the poll bodys
positive decision on Akbayan
while disallowing the Courage
By Florante Solmerin
and Dexter See
WHILE the government was
still talking about dismantling
private armies in the run-up
to next years mid-term elec-
tions, the National Democratic
Front has apparently beaten it
to the punch by ordering New
Peoples Army units to do the
same.
The NDF-Eastern Visayas, in a
statement released on Wednesday,
ordered all NPA units operating in
By Sara Susan Fabunan
IN an unprecedented move, the Philippines
has called on three other claimant countries
on the West Philippine Sea (South China
Sea), for a multilateral meeting to discuss
their territorial claims and adopt a common
stand against China, which is claiming the
entire area as its own.
THE Palace on Wednesday wel-
comed the passage of the sin tax
bill but remained non-committal
on the fate of the reproductive
health bill.
In a press brieng, presiden-
tial spokesman Edwin Lacierda
said the Palace had not yet dis-
cussed the hotly contested bill
with House leaders.
On Tuesday, Aurora Rep. Juan
Edgardo Angara said the passage
of the RH bill depended on Presi-
dent Benigno Aquino III.
Denitely, the Presidents
certication that this is in an ur-
gent bill.. that changes the equa-
tion, Angara told the reporters
in a forum.
He said the measure will re-
main in limbo without strong
support from Mr. Aquino.
A substitute RH bill written
by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman to
appease the Catholic Church has
been pending on second reading.
Lacierda focused his re-
marks on the sin tax bill, which
he said would help the admin-
istration meet its universal
health care goals.
By Sara Susanne
D. Fabunan
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino
III appointed Marvic Leonen, the
governments chief peace negoti-
ator with the Moro Islamic Liber-
ation Front, as the new Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court on
Wednesday after having received
the short list of nominees from
the Judicial and Bar Council and
interviewing each nominee.
Leonen was interviewed at 1
p.m. on Wednesday, and at 4:20
p.m. Presidential spokesman Ed-
win Lacierda conrmed his ap-
pointment to reporters.
The decision was not made
immediately after the interview.
It was not like I said sure for the
part of Leonen, Lacierda said.
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Amb....
The United States has
joined the conict and said it
was within its interest to keep
the sea lanes in the area open
to international shipping. As
part of saber-rattling moves,
the US and the Philippines
held military exercises in the
area, while China and Russia
conducted similar exercises in
the East China Sea.
Ma said China had become
the focal point of world at-
tention but, to understand the
country, people should look at
its culture because we see cul-
ture as the soul of a nation.
The supreme value in
Chinese culture is harmony,
Ma said.
This belief has been an
important philosophy that
the Chinese people follow
in handling interpersonal re-
lationship, the relationship
between man and nature as
well as between different
countries.
He said harmony entails co-
existence and co-prosperity...
today, this value has given inspi-
rations to Chinas advocacy of
building a harmonious society.
NPA...
Northern Samar to disman-
tle the alleged Private Armed
Groups of the Dazas, a high-
profile political clan in the
region.
The orders have been issued
to all units under the Rodante
Urtal Command of the New
Peoples Army in Northern Sa-
mar to dismantle the Dazas pri-
vate army as well as their anti-
people projects. Congressman
Raul Daza and his son, North-
ern Samar Provincial Governor
Paul Daza, are rabid supporters
of the Aquino regimes Oplan
Bayanihan to consolidate their
political power, said NDFP-EV
spokesperson Santiago Salas.
The military and the police,
however, have remained silent
on the NPA accusation against
the Dazas, whom they accused
of maintaining PAGs.
Earlier, Interior and Local
Government Secretary Manuel
Mar Roxas II said they were
monitoring at least 60 PAGs na-
tionwide and were also closely
monitoring at least 15 provinces
as possible election hotspots in
the 2013 mid-term election.
Gov. Daza, who also chairs
the Regional Peace and Or-
der Council, has been pushing
for the setting up of Barangay
Peacekeeping Action Teams in
support of counterinsurgency.
Moreover, the NPA has found
the BPATs in Northern Samar to
be actually a front for the Dazas
private army in recruiting goons
for the 2013 elections.
Salas also alleged that the
Dazas received a total of P225
million, with P100 million more
due in 2013, from the Payapa at
Masaganang Pamayanan (PA-
MANA, Peaceful and Prosper-
ous Community) project of the
Ofce of the Presidential Ad-
viser on the Peace Process.
The PAMANA-funded proj-
ects, such as the P30 million
Mondragon-Silvino Lobos road,
are merely cash cows for the
Dazas as well as part of counter-
insurgency, especially in cover-
ing up human rights violations
and the militarization of various
areas under Oplan Bayanihan.
There are already criticisms
against PAMANA because it is
merely duplicating the services
of other government agencies.
Its real role is to apply the cos-
metics of peace and develop-
ment to vicious military opera-
tions under Oplan Bayanihan.
Salas added that the Dazas
lead the provincial government
in supporting the 8th Infan-
try Division through funding
the Local Social Integration
Program (LSIP), which gives
monetary rewards for any NPA
member who surrenders.
Meanwhile, in San Fernando,
La Union, Chief Superinten-
dent Franklin Jesus B. Bucayu,
regional director of the Police
Regional Ofce I, strongly
recommended to Philippine
National Police chief Director-
General Nicanor A. Bartolome
the immediate suspension of all
permits to carry rearms outside
residences in selected areas in
the city months before the de-
clared election period aside.
He also recommended inten-
sied police operations against
private armed groups in identi-
ed areas of concern in the
Ilocos Region.
During a command confer-
ence last Tuesday, Bucayu
ordered the creation of special
operation task groups whose
task was to focus its efforts
against all forms of violence
regionwide as a response to
the inclusion of Ilocos Sur,
Pangasinan, and La Union in
the fifteen high-risk provinces
during the May 13, 2013 local
elections.
We consider the inclusion
of the 3 provinces in the list of
election hot spots both a chal-
lenge and an inspiration for both
the police and the community to
strengthen their bond against all
forms of violence, especially
during the upcoming elections,
Bucayu said.
Aside from relentless cam-
paign against loose rearms
through the conduct of check-
points, and implementation
of search and arrest warrants,
PRO1 has drawn up Oplan
SPIKES (Stop PAGS in Ilo-
cos Region to Keep the Elec-
tions Safe), stepped up intelli-
gence operations, imposed strict
implementation of procedures
on security detail, bolstered par-
ticipation of Local Government
Unit Chief Executives, Philip-
pine Army, and mobilized Civil
Society Groups.
Bucayu is also considering
relieving the entire Tubao po-
lice station following the sack-
ing of its police chief after a
spate of shooting incidents in
the area.
Meanwhile, troops from spe-
cial police units and the Armed
Forces of the Philippines are
expected to help tighten secu-
rity measures and provide more
logistical support for police op-
erations in the Ilocos Region.
PRO1 in close partnership
with the various sectors in its
jurisdiction had already initi-
ated actions months before the
declaration of the 15 provinces
considered as election priority
areas.
From January 2012 to the
present, PRO1s campaign
against PAGs has resulted to
the arrest of six members of
partisan armed groups and the
seizure of 360 loose firearms
following unrelenting police
and military operations re-
gionwide.
Comelec...
and Kalikasan party-list groups,
which they said really represent-
ed the marginalized.
The group said the Comelec
had failed a major test of its in-
tegrity and credibility.
Its being a Malacaang
lackey is now clear. We are
outraged by this ridiculously
pro-Palace decision further
bastardizing the party-list sys-
tem, the group said.
The Comelec on Tuesday
allowed the Akbayan and
Bayan Muna party-list groups
to participate in the May 13,
2013 mid-term polls.
Those who voted in favor of
the two groups were Commis-
sioners Christian Robert Lim,
Elias Yusoph, Armando Velasco
and Rene Sarmiento, while Elec-
tions Commission Chairman
Sixto Brillantes Jr. and Commis-
sioner Lucenito Tagle dissented.
Comelec essentially echoed
the Palaces awed line when it
defended Akbayan. If Akbayan
goes, so should Bayan Muna,
Anakbayan said.
This is an obvious spin which
tries to muddle the issue of Ak-
bayans government connec-
tions. Bayan Muna is not party-
ing in Malacanang; Akbayan is,
Anakbayan said.
Brillantes said the commission
meeting as a group gave cre-
dence to the groups track record
in the House of Representatives
in approving their accreditations
to join next years polls.
Several organizations have
led before the commission a
protest to disqualify Akbayan,
saying the group does not repre-
sent the marginalized and under-
represented as some of its pre-
vious and current members are
holding government positions.
They identied the govern-
ment ofcials associated with
Akbayan as Ronald Llamas,
presidential political affairs ad-
viser; Etta Rosales, Commission
on Human Rights chief; Joel Ro-
camora, National Anti-Poverty
Commission head; and Percival
Cendaa, National Youth head.
Another Akbayan member,
Risa Hontiveros, is running for
senator under President Aquinos
Liberal Party.
Akbayans nominees for the
2013 mid-term polls have also
held government positions: Barry
Gutierrez was Malacaangs un-
dersecretary for political affairs,
while Angelina Ludovice-Katoh
was commissioner-in-charge for
Mindanao and women concerns
from the Presidential Commis-
sion for the Urban Poor.
Both marginalized and under-
privileged people are the target
beneciaries of the party-list
system that Republic Act 7941
provides for.
With Gigi Muoz-David
Solon...
But Gonzales said he wasnt
buying Cojuangcos tan-
trums over his alleged tactic
to delay the re-open the de-
bates on the RH bill for sec-
ond-reading approval.
I wont comment on that,
Gonzales told reporters.
As Ive said earlier, we are
trying our best to nally put it
to a vote. It would be wise for
her for the sake of the RH ad-
vocates to keep her mouth shut.
I dont know what she had
for breakfast today. In fairness
to all the Catholic priests, mon-
signors, and bishops in Man-
daluyong, they never tried to
inuence me. Gonzales
Cojuangco retorted in her
Twitter: MFL, what I had
4 breakfast? I had a realiza-
tion that maybe you just dont
want to take up #RHBill. We
all know you get what u want.
Youre THE MAN.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte
Jr. , meanwhile, asked for pa-
tience as he was trying to strike
a deal with the supporters and
opponents of the measure in an
all-party caucus.
In her Twitter message, Co-
juangco also complained about
the seeming helplessness of the
House leadership to address the
quorum problem.
When the speaker likes it,
theres a quorum...if not, none!
So MFL I will keep on asking,
When are we going to take up
the #RHBILL????????????????
Cojuangco tweeted.
If the pressure on you Mr.
Speaker & MFL is great, well
rightly so! Enough dribble
#RHBILL!!!!!
The House had to adjourn
early in the last three session
days because there were only
113 lawmakers present on Nov.
12, 139 on Nov. 13, and 131 on
Nov. 14.
Meanwhile, an Iligan City
resident on Wednesday led an
ethics complaint against Sena-
tor Pia Cayetano for allegedly
delivering a speech on the RH
bill without attributing it to its
author, Health Undersecretary
Mario Villaverde, who deliv-
ered it in 2008.
Alberto Loquez Ong Jr. urged
the Senates ethics committee
to declare Cayetano unt and
unbecoming of a national pub-
lic ofcial for not attributing
a quote and for arrogance and
abuse of her law profession.
With Macon Ramos-Araneta
4...
held in Manila on Dec. 12, comes
at the heels of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations-China
Summit held in Pnomh Penh in
Cambodia, which was attended
by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
and US President Barrack Obama
as dialog partners
During the summit, Jiabao said
that China agrees to a deep dia-
log on a binding Code of Con-
duct, which he said was a natu-
ral extension of the Declaration
of the Code of Conduct or DOC
signed by China and the Asean in
2002.
Despite Jiabaos assurance,
the Philippines remained rm to
resolve the conict through an in-
ternational fora, and the Dec. 12
meeting is seen as Manilas way
to convince its fellow claimants to
adopt the same stance.
The four countries claim parts
of the region. China and Vietnam
even fought a brief naval battle
in the 1980s over the Spratlys is-
lands.
Manilas claims include the
Scarborough Shoal, a rich shing
ground west of its main island of
Luzon.
Chinese and Filipino ships
were locked in a tense standoff at
the shoal earlier this year after the
Philippine Coast Guard accosted
Chinese shermen who were
caught poaching in the area.
We view the situation in
the South China Sea as being
a threat to the stability and se-
curity in the region. We believe
[that] this is not a bilateral issue,
it is not even a regional issue.
It is an international issue, del
Rosario said.
Del Rosario later called on
the Chinese government to
withdraw their vessels which
remained anchored outside the
Shoal.
In accordance with Unclos
and the DOC, the President called
on all parties to respect the EES
and continental shelf of all coastal
states irrespective of their size or
naval power.
That said, the President called
on our northern neighbour to re-
spect our EEZ and withdraw their
vessels which remain in Bajo de
Masinloc, he added.
Telcos...
rate-xing power of the NTC is
residual in nature and may be
exercised only under specic
circumstances, including ruin-
ous competition or a monopoly
or cartel.
None of these conditions ex-
ists. In fact, the Public Telecom-
munications Policy Act clearly
states that the NTC shall exempt
any specic telecommunica-
tions service from its rate or tariff
regulations if the service has suf-
cient competition to ensure fair
and reasonable rates or tariffs,
it added.
Smart said competition in the
telecommunications industry re-
mained keen, with operators of-
fering a wide range of competing
service offers to attract and retain
subscribers.
Sun Cellular, 52 percent owned
by the Philippine Long Distance
Telephone Co., which also owns
Smart, said it would challenge the
NTC decision as well.
Like Smart, it said the NTC
circular did not order operators to
lower retail rates on text messag-
es, but the interconnection charge
they imposed on each other.
It added that the NTC decision
dictating SMS retail rates would
be a serious setback to effective
market competition.
Lawmakers, however, called
on the mobile phone operators to
comply with the NTC order and
refund millions of pesos to their
subscribers in the form of rebates.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Ca-
sio and Zambales Rep. Milagros
Magsaysay said the operators
have no choice but to obey the
NTC order.
Estimates of the amount to be
refunded range from P1.4 billion
to as much P7 billion.
Magsaysay said the telecom
industry has been earning billions
from text charges for many years
already and reducing the rate to
benet consumers is a small thing
to do to share the benets of their
prots with their consumers.
Industry players need to abide
by the order of the NTC, which is
the regulating body for the indus-
try, Magsaysay said, while ac-
knowledging their right to ques-
tion the ruling.
She added that the telecom-
munications companies should
be able to come up with a way to
return the overcharged amount.
Casio said the operators could
refund subscribers by extra pre-
paid loads and rebates for those
with postpaid accounts.
He also hit the phone compa-
nies for threatening to discontinue
unlimited usage promotions.
Philippine Long Distance
Telephone Co., the parent rm
of Smart and Sun, posted a net
income of P28.7 billion in the
January to September period.
Globes net income for the pe-
riod was at P8.7 billion. This I
think is enough prot and it is
time to give back to their sub-
scribers, Casio said.
In the Senate, the chairman of
the committee on public services,
Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., said
the operators should comply with
the NTC order if they do not want
to lose their customers.
The proper government regula-
tor has already issued its order and
they should comply, Revilla said,
threatening to review the operators
franchises if they failed to do so.
In Legazpi City, a legal con-
sultant for the provincial board of
Albay said he believed the recent
Supreme Court ruling in in Digi-
tel Telecommunications Inc. v.
the City of Batangas represented
a go-signal for other local govern-
ments to collect local taxes from
telecommunications providers.
With Macon Ramos-Araneta
and Florencio P. Narito
Leonen...
Leonen, 49, is a former Dean
of the University of the Philip-
pines College of Law.
He received his Bachelor of
Laws from the University of the
Philippines and his Master of
Laws from Columbia Univer-
sity in New York.
The newest appointment to
the tribunal lls the seat vacated
by Maria Lourdes Sereno who
was appointed Chief Justice.
Leonen is the fourth appoin-
tee of Mr. Aquino who will
serve the Supreme Court for 21
years.
Lacierda cited Leonens con-
tribution that led to the signing
of the Framework agreement
with the MILF, which he said
led Mr. Aquino to choose him to
ll the post vacated by Sereno.
Lacierda said Leonens ap-
pointment is one that the Presi-
dents views as a lasting legacy
of his administration, consistent
with his desire of a Judiciary
with the highest standards of
independence, probity and in-
tegrity.
He said Leonens counterpart
in the MILF, Mohagher Iqbal,
was among those who endorsed
him.
Chairman Iqbal of the MILF
peace panel wrote a letter very
recently endorsing Dean Leonen
as the Associate Justice. This is
a personal letter of Chairman
Iqbal to Dean Marvic Leonen,
Lacierda said.
He said presidential adviser
on the peace process Teresita
Quintos-Deles will announce
Leonens replacement as chief
government negotiator.
Deles on Wednesday wel-
comed Leonens appointment
as an associate justice of the Su-
preme Court.
We congratulate Dean Marvic
Leonen on his appointment as an
associate justice of the Supreme
Court, knowing fully well the
exceptional leadership, integrity,
and competence that he will bring
to the highest court, Deles said
in a statement.
She said Leonens appoint-
ment to the high court will not
have a negative effect on the
peace process with the MILF,
which saw the historic signing
of a Framework Agreement on
the Bangsamoro in Malacaang.
The peace negotiations with
the MILF are on track and mov-
ing towards the completion of the
Comprehensive Agreement by
the end of the year, Deles said.
The replacement of Justice
Leonen as chief negotiator will
follow the usual process of se-
lection and will be announced
accordingly. We will be submit-
ting our recommendation to the
President shortly.
Palace...
Finance Secretary Cesar
Purisima said Wednesday the
passage of the bill would meet
the administrations objective
to realize P40 billion in incre-
mental revenues from higher
taxes on cigarttes and alcohol-
ic beverages.
Purisima described the new
taxes as moderate and said
they would protect the young
and the poor from the ill effects
of smoking and excessive drink-
ing by making these products
more expensive.
While we would have want-
ed higher tobacco tax increases
to maximize our health gains,
we understand that we work
within the rigors of the legisla-
tive process to achieve our re-
forms, Purisima said.
Health Secretary Enrique
Ona described the passage of
the bill as a victory in their
campaign to protect people,
especially the young and the
poor from the ill effects of
smoking and excessive drink-
ing. He added that the extra
funds would go the Philippine
Health Insurance Corp. to ex-
pand its coverage for the poor.
Tobacco farmers were unhap-
py with the new sin taxes, but
said the bill passed was a sig-
nicant improvement over other
versions in Congress.
The PhilTobacco Growers
Association thanked Senate
President Juan Ponce Enrile
and Senators Ferdinand Mar-
cos Jr. and Ralph Recto for
fighting for the interests of
farmers in hammering out the
final version of the bill. They
also credited the senators for
specifying a more equitable
60-40 sharing of the tax bur-
den between the tobacco and
alcohol industries.
The health group Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control
Alliance, however, expressed
disappointment over the sin tax
bill passed in the Senate, saying
it failed to maximize the op-
portunity to save lives.
The bill approved by the Sen-
ate on third and nal reading
proposes a three-tier tax rate for
cigarettes, a unitary tax rate of
P26 for machine-packed ciga-
rettes, which would be imple-
mented on the fth year, or in
2017.
The original proposal put
forward by Senator Frankling
Drilon provided for a two-tier
tax scheme and a higher uni-
tary tax rate of P32, which
would be implemented earlier,
in 2016.
The final version of the
Senate bill retained the target
of collecting revenues of P40
billion in the first year, with
cigarettes accounting for P24
billion of the tax collections,
and alcohol products, P16 bil-
lion. This would be followed
by a three-year transition pe-
riod, with taxes increasing by
P1 to P3 per pack, until the
unitary rate of P26 is reached
on the fifth year.
An anti-tax group on Wednes-
day vowed to make the senators
who voted for the sin taxes suf-
fer in next years elections.
We will make these sena-
tors pay heavily in next years
senatorial elections, said Gie
Relova of the Peoples Coalition
Against Regressive Taxation.
The group staged an indig-
nation rally at the Senate on
Wednesday to condemn the
bills passage.
Relova said Filipino workers
would bear the burden of the
higher taxes while tobacco and
alcohol companeis continued
to reap trillions in prot. Sara
Susanne D. Fabunan, Anna Leah
Estrada, Macon Ramos-Araneta
and Jonathan Fernandez
THE Philippine Hospital As-
sociation, an internationally
recognized organization of
some 2,000 hospitals in the
country, started holding its
annual national convention
and exhibits on Nov. 21 at the
Manila Hotel.
The meeting will go on un-
til Nov. 23.
The highlights of the event
are the registration and fel-
lowship night on Nov. 21 and
the opening of the exhibition
booths for discounted medi-
cal supplies and equipment.
The opening ceremonies
and election of the new board
and ofcers will take place
on Nov. 22.
The winners will be pro-
claimed on Nov. 23.
PHA holds
meeting
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IN BRIEF
P5-m pesticides seized
Police get P1.9b bonus
Economic crisis threatens Zambo mining towns; Aquino urged to step in
SIOCON, Zamboanga del Norte - Local
ofcials of three municipalities in the
Zamboanga Peninsula issued an urgent
appeal recently to President Aqui-
no to help avert the adverse effects
on livelihood and economy in their
areas if a mining company operating
in the area for decades now is forced to
close down next year.
The municipalities of Siocon and Bal-
iguian in Zamboanga del Norte and RT
Lim, in Zamboanga Sibugay which are
located within the vicinity of the min-
ing operations of TVI Resources, De-
velopment (Phils.) Inc., an afliate of
a reputable Canadian mining company,
are largely dependent on the local tax-
es, employment, and delivery of basic
social services that company has been
providing local residents for almost a
decade now.
In their letters of appeal addressed
to the President, Mayors Cesar C. So-
riano of Siocon, Gani Esmali of Bal-
iguian and Michael A.Piodena of RT
Lim, explained that the imminent ad-
verse impact on their communities can
only be avoided if President Aquino will
grant a special exemption from Execu-
tive Order No. 79 under Section 7 of its
Implementing Rules and Regulations,
to allow TVIRD to expand its mining
agreement to a property adjacent to its
present mining site.
They said a satellite ore deposit exist-
ing within trucking distance from the
TVIRDs Canatuan project could poten-
tially add several years of mine life to
the operation if the company would be
allowed to access it.
On the other hand, all the 25 barangay
captains of Siocon in their appeal to Presi-
dent Aquino expressed fears that Un-
less the special exemption is approved,
TVIRD will be forced to shut down its
operation and with it, all assistance and
support to the community, including the
maintenance of infrastructure such as the
provincial road, the countless farm-to-
market roads, bridges and spillways, live-
lihood projects, etc. said
In addition, Siocon Mayor Cesar Sori-
ano expressed concern over the possible
stoppage in the maintenance of security
along the regions roads, provided by
TVIRD. The security support provid-
ed by the company is crucial in main-
taining peace and order and security in
the area, Mayor Soriano said
TVIRD operates a copper-zinc min-
ing inside the ancestral domain of the
indigenous Subanon tribe in Canatuan,
Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte and ex-
pects to cease operations at the end of its
minelife, mid next year.
However, it has identied signicant
copper deposits in the nearby area in
Malusok, Baliguian municipality and
has applied to operate the site since
last year.
The application is now referred to
as Application for Production Sharing
Agreement (APSA) No. 23-IXwhich is
two steps away to the issuance of a per-
mit to operate known as the Mineral Pro-
duction Sharing Agreement (MPSA).
The Subanons, who own the land un-
der the Certicate of Ancestral Domain
Title where the proposed mine area is
located, gave their consent to the appli-
cation last May 15, 2011.
The same was approved and ratied
by the National Commission on Indig-
enous Peoples (NCIP) when it issued
Certicate Precondition dated Decem-
ber 12, 2011. However, the process
towards approval was stopped upon
issuance of Executive Order No. 79 of
President Aquino.
Baliguian town mayor Gani Esmali
made a similar appeal to the President
saying that an exemption from the pro-
vision declaring a moratorium on the is-
suance of mining permits under EO 79
is urgent and necessary.
Esmali explained that Baliguian stands
to benet more as the proposed mine be-
longs to their territory. But for now, it re-
mains as one of the poorest towns in the
region, a sharp contrast to adjacent Sio-
con which has risen and evolved since
2004 from a 3rd class into 1st class mu-
nicipality largely because of the taxes
remitted and income generated from the
companys operations, Esmali said.
Firemen among complainants in P12-b scam
Performance
paying off;
Hagedorns
poll rating up
Indelible ink deal
overpricedsolon
Toxic bulbs. An environment advocate presents his ndings of a research study on the toxic effects of mercury-laden CFL bulbs during a
press conference held in Quezon City. MANNY PALMERO
By Rey Requejo
COMPLAINTS are piling up in connec-
tion with the P12-billion investment scam
even as the Department of Justices special
investigating panel has summoned the of-
cers of Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc.
to a hearing on Nov. 27.
Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Edna
Valenzuela, panel chairman, received on
Wednesday its seventh set of complaints,
which involved a total of 23 police and
re ofcers from Pagadian City who
also lost hundreds of millions of pesos in
combined investments to Aman.
The new complaint for syndicated estafa
against Aman founder Manuel Amalilio
and at least 61 others was endorsed to the
ofce of Prosecutor General Claro Arel-
lano last Tuesday by the Western Mind-
anao regional ofce of the Criminal Inves-
tigation and Detection Group, where most
of the policemen are assigned.
Attached to the complaint were the sworn
afdavits of the victims led by SPO4 Garlie
Angelada, as well as bank checks and corpo-
rate les from Aman Futures.
The police ofcers are all assigned at
Camp Abelon in Pagadian City, while the
re ghters are stationed at the Bureau of
Fire Protection, also in Pagadian City.
From ranks of Police Ofcer 1 to Sen-
ior Police Ofcer 4, the complainants said
they lost amounts of investment ranging
from P20,000 up to P4.1 million.
Based on the (evidence) on hand, it is
a clear manifestation that the incorpora-
tors and operators of Aman Investments
in Kawit, Pagadian City mentioned (were)
clearly conspiring and confederating with
one another and operating a syndicate... by
means of false representation and fraudu-
lent means to invest in the said scheme and
by means of other similar deceit violated
laws on Art. 315 (estafa) of the Revised
Penal Code in relation with Presidential
Decree No. 1689 (Large scale/syndicated
estafa), the complaint stated.
In an interview, Valenzuela said this
new complaint was not covered by the
subpoena their panel issued yesterday.
She pointed out that the new complaint
would be treated separately on top of the six
earlier complaints already undergoing pre-
liminary investigation and set for hearing.
Valenzuela said their panel had already
served subpoena on respondents who have
addresses in cities of Pasay and Paranaque
for the hearing on Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. in the
DOJ multipurpose hall.
Those who only have addresses in Pa-
gadian City were given separate subpoe-
na for hearing on Dec. 5 in the province.
The 38 initial respondents were directed
to answer the charges by ling counter-
afdavits during the hearing. Amalilio
is reportedly currently in Kota Kinabalu
in Malaysia. His subpoena was set to be
served in his address in Cebu.
THE im-
p r o v e d
s h o w i n g
of Edward
S. Hage-
dorn in the
N o v e m -
ber track-
ing Survey
of Strat-
P O L L S
indicates that performance of
local government ofcials can
inuence voters in the coming
senatorial elections.
Hagedorn was already No.14
in the October tracking survey of
StratPOLLS with 25 percent but
leapfrogged to Nos. 9 to 11 in
the survey conducted November
5 to 12, notching 37 percent.
According to the survey, his
big gain has been attributed to
his being an endorser of a mon-
ey delivery service in a televi-
sion advertisement.
The National Executive
Board of the League of Cit-
ies of the Philippines has also
endorsed the senatorial candi-
dacy of Hagedorn, approving a
resolution to support his bid in
the 2013 elections during the
50th NEB meeting on October
20 in Bacolod City as attested
by Secretary General and Ala-
minos City Mayor Hernani
Braganza and National Presi-
dent and San Fernando City
Mayor Oscar Rodriguez.
In the resolution, the LCP said
it recognizes the outstanding
contribution of Hagedorn in the
eld of local governance, with
trailblazing reforms and pro-
grams particularly in environ-
ment advocacy and eco-tourism.
THE 148,000 men and women of the Nation-
al Police have received their year-end bonus
for this year in the amount of P1.932 billion.
Police Director for comptrollership Roque
Ramirez said checks drawn from the PNP ac-
count with the Land Bank of the Philippines
have been released by the Finance Service
to the different Police Regional Ofces and
National Support Units thru the Regional Fi-
nance Service Ofces nationwide for subse-
quent issuance and distribution to individual
personnel in lower units and ofces.
The year-end bonus represents 50 per-
cent of the 13th month pay and other cash
benets mandated by law for all govern-
ment workers, Ramirez said.
The rst tranche of this years 13th month
was released by the PNP in May 2012, he
said. Florante Solmerin
PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency
chief Arturo Cacdac gave lawmakers the
old list of alleged drug-dealing politicians,
the House minority leader said.
Rep. Danilo Suarez of Quezon expressed
dismay that Cacdac had furnished him an
old copy where former Ilocos Norte Rep.
Ronaldo Singson was on the list.
In fairness to Ronald Singson, his case
had already been settled, Suarez said. We
want (Cacdac) to furnish us an updated list.
Suarez asked why the PDEA included
Singson in its list of drug pushers when
he was a drug user. Maricel Cruz
CLARK FREEPORTMore than P5-mil-
lion worth of unregistered pesticides and
fertilizers were seized on Tuesday by gov-
ernment agents here and in nearby Maga-
lang town, an ofcial of the National Bu-
reau of Investigation said.
Director lawyer Ric Diaz, of NBI-Cen-
tral Luzon Regional Ofce, said a Taiwan-
ese national was arrested in a warehouse in
Barangay San Nicolas 2.
He said the supect, Hsien-Hui Wang ali-
as Tommy Wang and Teng-Fa Wang, was
around during the raid led by Supervising
Agent Marlon Toledo.
Another group joined by the Fertilizer and
Pesticides Authority under executive director
Dr. Norlito Gicana found pesticides stored
near the abandoned ammunition dump at the
former US Air Force base. Jess Malabanan
PDEA list outdatedSuarez
Workers family summit. Villar Foundation Managing Director Cynthia
Villar is anked by businessman Joey Concepcion (left) and Go Negosyo
executive director Ramon Lopez at the launching of the 2nd workers family
summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
We are again at a pivotal
moment in our nations history
when we assume our constitu-
tional duty to shape the national
budget and the national destiny.
I stand before you today to
present for the approval of this
august chamber the proposed
national budget for 2013 that
will have a direct impact on the
lives of an estimated 100 million
Filipinos.
He said the appropriation,
which he described as Em-
powerment Budget of 2013: A
Bridge of Hope, shored up the
gains in 2012.
This year can be best de-
scribed as an annus mirabi-
lis--a wonderful year--for
Philippine governance. What
bountiful harvest we may reap
this year, will comprise our
very scal and social capital
for next years gains.
Drilon said NEDA, in its Aug.
6, 2012 Senate budget brieng,
noited the rst quarter showed
the economy gowing 6.4 per-
cent because of renewed busi-
ness and consumer condence,
improved external trade, and ac-
celerated government spending.
Our real GDP growth was
above the market consensus fore-
cast of 4.8 percent, as well as
Asias regional average, he said.
Drilon, chairman of the senate
nance committee, cited global
analysts and economists who
took note of the countrys high-
est growth rate among ASEAN
and other neighboring countries,
save China.
Indeed positive develop-
ments in our domestic economy
have been recognized by 3 major
credit rating agencies--Standard
and Poors, Moodys lnvestors
Service and Fitch Ratings--and
they have made at least 7 posi-
tive ratings on the country since
June 2010, he said. The rat-
ing upgrades were based on the
Philippines sound macroeco-
nomic fundamentals, scal con-
solidation, and improvements in
institutional strengths.
The proposed P2.006 trillion
budget is 10.5 percent more
than the P1.816 trillion budget
this year, and represents 16.8
percent of the gross domestic
product in 2013.
SENATE Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano
on Wednesday revealed that the Commission on
Elections awarded a P3.023-million contract to
ASA Color and Chemical Industries Corp. for the
supply and delivery of 21,458 bottles of indelible
ink or P140.88 per bottle.
Comelec awarded the contract to ASA Color
and Chmecial as part of the July 2012 registration
of voters in ARMM, according to the document.
A one-page document provided to reporters by
Cayetanos Ofce showed that based on an Inter-
net post of the Supplier, the indelible ink costs $1
per bottle.
If the specications of the indelible ink per bottle
on the website and the Comelec are the same, there is
an overprice of about P100 per bottle, read the docu-
ment bearing the Subject: Indelible Ink Contract.
The document stated that if ASA Color and Chem-
ical Industries would bid for and eventually win the
contract for indelible ink in the 2013 national elec-
tions, that would be millions in overpricing.
In the 2010 elections, the document said, 720,000
bottles were used. If we go by the number of bot-
tles used in 2010, thats an overprice of P72 mil-
lion, read the document. Macon Ramos-Araneta
By Macon Ramos-Araneta
Senator Franklin Drilon on Wednesday
called on his colleagues to enact next
years P2-trillion national budget.
In his sponsorship speech, Drilon said :
Hagedorn
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
A4
THERE was little doubt that former UP
College of Law Dean Marvic Leonen
would be appointed as the next associate
justice of the Supreme Court, to occupy
the post vacated by Maria Lourdes Sereno
who had been named chief justice two
months ago.
It is difcult to ignore an achievement
like helping to craft a framework agreement
between the Philippine government and
the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Prior
to his appointment, Leonen headed the
Philippine negotiating panel.
Even as the agreement is at this point
only thata framework, the details of
which still have to be worked out over
timeit is deemed signicant nonetheless
because of the elusiveness of peace in
Mindanao. The decades-long insurgency
has taken its toll on the lives of innocent
civilians and has stunted the economic
development of the island.
Two years ago, Leonen led a group of
37 lawyers for UP who openly criticized
the handling of the plagiarism case against
Justice Mariano del Castillo in the high
courts decision on the plight of comfort
women in Pampanga. The Court nearly
cited Leonens group for contempt.
Leonen soon found himself at the
receiving end of criticism when he was
accused of plagiarizing the work of an
American scholar, Owen Lynch. Lynch
later said he and Leonen were collaborators
and that the accusations had no basis.
With the appointment, working
alongside Del Castillo would be the least
of Leonens concerns. He joins the court,
as its youngest appointee, months after
the unattering removal of the Judiciarys
previous head and at a time when reforms
had been promised but not yet delivered.
Leonen, who seems to enjoy universal
support from colleagues past and present,
has the privilege of staying in the court
for the next 20 yearsa rare opportunity
to inuence the interpretation of laws and
prove that such higher callings must not
be clouded by doubts over who appointed
whom.
Now many are wondering whether the
peace efforts would be jeopardized with
Leonens high court appointment. We do
not think so. Anybody who makes himself
indispensable has not led well. We trust
that the peace agreement will continue
to be crafted by competent, passionate
and sincere individuals from both sides,
even as the practical obstacles seem
overwhelming.
The next guy
No victory yet
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ITS not true, as Peter Wallace says,
that Noynoy Aquino is a 9 to 5
President. Hes President at all
hours, even when he sings karaoke
up to daybreak in a safe house owned
by a big businessman believed to
have unlimited access to the funds
of a certain government nancing
institution.
No wonder Aquino gets sick so
often. The all-nighters he reportedly
pulls at that businessmans hideout
are enough to strain the health of
even a young man addicted to nightly
gimmicks.
Slow down,
Mr. President.
And be careful
who you invite
to your karaoke
n i g h t s
especially those
with reputations
for talking out
of school.
* * *
The good
news is,
P r e s i d e n t
Noynoy Aquino
stood up to
the Chinese
puppet regime
in Cambodia
on the Spratlys issue in an important
regional forum. The bad news is that
Washington, on which Aquino relies
for support in the dispute, will have
nothing to do with the territorial
controversy.
Its perfectly natural for US
President Barack Obama not to
allow himself to be dragged into the
territorial disputes in the South China
Sea. Just like its perfectly premature
for President Noynoy Aquino to
claim victory in the long, drawn-out
problem of who owns which part of
the potentially resource-rich waters
and strategic sea lanes.
In remarks carefully calibrated not
to offend either side, the Reuters news
agency said Obama rmly straddled
the fence at Phnom Penh, where he
attended the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations summit. Except for
Aquino and his boosters in Manila,
nobody saw the US leaders position
as favoring China or any of the other
claimants to portions of the sea.
President Obamas message
is there needs to be a reduction of
the tensions, US Deputy National
Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said after
the summit, Reuters reported. There
is no reason to risk any potential
escalation, particularly when you have
two of the worlds largest economies
China and Japanassociated with
some of those disputes.
Rhodes did not even bother to
mention the Philippines claims to
Scarborough Shoal. Neither did he
mention the claims of other countries
like Vietnam, Taiwan or Brunei to
other portions of the seas.
Contrast the Americans ofcial
position with Aquinos own remarks
upon arriving back in Manila Tuesday
night. This can be considered a great
victory, especially since on the other
side of the dispute is the biggest
economic and military power of
the region, Aquino said, probably
referring to his role in pointing out
that no consensus has been reached
to keep the conicts between China
and Asean, as summit chairman
Cambodia had earlier announced.
Ho wever, despite the efforts of
Aquino and Japanese Prime Minister
Yoshihiko Noda to bring the US into
the conict as allies of the nations
claiming that China is illegally
occupying almost all of the sea,
Obama was clearly leery of appearing
to be against Beijing. Im committed
to working with China and Im
committed to working with Asia, was
all Obama said after meeting Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao in a bilateral
meeting.
Also, the
South China
Sea disputes
failed to earn a
single mention
in an 11-page
c o n c l u d i n g
s u m m i t
statement read
by Cambodian
Prime Minister
Hun Sen,
Reuters said,
an omission
that was a
clear victory
for China,
which has
sought to keep it off the formal
agenda. H un Sen didnt even bother
to answer questions from reporters
after reading the statement in news
conference, saying he was too tired.
* * *
Back in Manila, of course, Aquino
kept saying that he scored a victory in
his bid to protect the nations territory
from Chinese encroachment. Aquino
admitted that his mission at the Asean
gathering renewed tensions amongst
the groups member-nations and China,
but he insisted that he was successful in
convincing other nations to welcome a
Code of Conduct to rule over disputes
like the one in the South China Sea.
At the same time, Aquino was
careful this time to not name specic
countries which backed up Manilas
claims. Perhaps he still recalled
how the Singapore foreign ministry
berated the Philippine government
for misinterpreting the city-states
position on the dispute.
(Ofcially, of course, the
Singaporeansvery much like
Aquino himselfblamed the media
in Manila for the misinterpretation.
This, even if the newspapers which
reported the Aquino governments
enlisting of Singapore to its side of the
dispute consisted of direct quotes from
ofcial Malacaang and Department
of Foreign Affairs sources.)
But there will be, for the moment,
no American cavalry to come to the
aid of the Philippines against China.
Washington is too aware of Chinas
economic and military cloutand all
the US debt it holdsto be swayed
right away by either side into the
South China Sea dispute.
There is no victory yet. There is
only heightened tensionwhich cant
be good for anyone, especially for
small claimants and Chinese trading
partners like the Philippines.
The nerve of Hun Sen
MARLON C. MAGTIRA Online Editor/Tech Section Editor
THE nerve of Cambodian Prime
Minister Hun Sen to say that the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
has opted not to internationalize the
West Philippine Sea dispute! The group
in fact approved no such resolution.
If at all, Asean has failed to make any
stand on the matter. But this is not to say
that it has opted for what China wants:
bilateral negotiations.
I have more than enough experience
dealing with Chinese media and ofcials
to know what they mean when they
say bilateral relations: all tensions will
disappear if and when the Philippines
admit that it has no title to both the
Panatag shoal and the Kalayaan group
of Islands. Yes, its not enough that we
are no match to China either militarily,
politically, or economically. Bilateral
negotiations mean that surrender is the
only way to go for the Philippines.
It was hence but proper for President
Noynoy Aquino to uphold the Philippine
interest even at the risk of appearing
undiplomatic. While Hun Sen was
saying falsities, our President bravely
stood up and said: for the record, the
Asean route is to the only route for
us. This was immediately after Hun
Sen declared that Asean had agreed to
negotiate with China on these disputes.
Even if China genuinely wants
bilateral talks to peacefully end the West
Philippine Sea disputes, why should it
involve only two countries? Certainly,
Kalayaan is claimed by at least ve
countries. What happens to the other
claimants? And if China is able to show
that its claim over the waters in the
triangular area between Maccleseld
Bank, Panatag, and the Kalayaan
group of islands is legal, has not the
international community acquired an
interest in this dispute because these
waters are also one of the worlds
busiest shipping routes? Certainly, this
fact alone, together with concerns over
pollution in this busy route, should
warrant a multilateral approach to this
dispute.
The fact that Hun Sen was downright
pro-China should not come as a surprise.
He is one of the remaining despots in
the world largely because of his China
connection. This despite being part
of the Pol Pot regime that committed
genocide that is now being prosecuted
by the Extraordinary Chambers of
Cambodia. Certainly, Hun Sen was not
only wrong in what he was saying when
he was interrupted by President Aquino.
He is also no match to our PNoy in
terms of moral stature.
In any case, certainly, internationalizing
the dispute should include the option
to bring the dispute, at least Panatag,
to the compulsory and binding dispute
settlement procedure of the UNCLOS.
Since, both China and the Philippines
have ratied this Convention, the dispute
procedure would be mandatory on issues
involving any issue of interpretation or
application of the Convention. As I have
said many times in the past, despite the
ill-advised 2009 Archipelagic Baselines
Law that appended both the Kalayaan
group and Panatag to our territory under
the so-called regime of islands, the
issue of whether Panatag is an island,
even if only ve very small rocks are
permanently above water, or a rock,
or geographic formations, which as
held by the International Court of justice
pertains to the state that has title or rights
over the waters surrounding them, are
all issues of interpretation which should
be resolved through binding arbitration
under UNCLOS. This issue may also be
the subject of preliminary measures by the
International Tribunal on the Law of the
Seas.
***
As we commemorate the third year
anniversary of the ghastly Ampatuan
massacre, let me reiterate my proposals
to hasten the prosecution of the so-
called trial of the century:
1. For Interior and Local Government
Secretary Mar Roxas- Resolve with
dispatch our pending administrative
cases against 62 policemen who were
also charged criminally for the massacre.
We hope Secretary Roxas will re all 62
of them from the service.
2. For Justice Secretary Leila De
Lima- After all 62 policemen have been
dismissed from the service, evaluate
if these policemen should be dropped
from the roster of the accused. Like a
broken record, I will say it again: Even
the Nuremberg Tribunal prosecuted
only 14 of the highest-ranking Nazis
for the worse case of genocide in this
century. This is because prosecuting
196 accused, the number charged for the
Ampatuan massacre, is a sure formula
for impunity. This will mean that the
prosecution will never end.
3. For Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes
(covered by a pending motion)- To
approve our proposed First in First
Out proposal where the introduction of
both prosecution and defense evidence
against some of the accused, i.e. Unsay
Ampatuan, should be allowed.
4. For the nation -- Damn our
countrys pillars of the criminal justice
system for failing to accord justice to
the victims of the massacre even after
three years, and vow that this will never
happen again.
ATTY. HARRY
ROQUE JR.
VIEW FROM MALCOLM
There will be no
American cavalry
to come to the aid
of the Philippines
against China
yet.
JOJO
A. ROBLES
LOWDOWN
NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com
PRESIDENT Aquino does it every so
often. And he did it againthis time
as guest speaker of the Kapisanan ng
mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas. Mr.
Aquino complained about the lack of
fair reporting and balanced news. He
said that bad news often elbowed out
the good news.
Clearly, the President doesnt
understand media and its role in a free
society. He seems to equate media with
all the propagandists and conscripted
opinion writers.
The role of media is to act as
a counter-balance to government.
Thats why people go to the press in
seeking redress for their grievances
when government fails to do its duty
and obligation.
At times, the
press is referred
to as the Fifth
Column.
Without a
free press, we
would have
to swallow
everything that
the government
dishes out. This
is what happens in a communist or
dictator state. Is that what President
Aquino is leading to?
Yes, I admit that media must be
fair. News must be balanced. But if the
headlines happen to be negative, then
that is the prerogative of editors. When
bad news dominate, the objective is to
jolt the government into action.
***
Take the case of smuggling. I
say this has become worse under the
Aquino administration than during the
nine years that former President Gloria
Arroyo was in power.
According to the International
Monetary Funds trade statistics,
smuggling during the rst two years of
the Aquino administration amounted to
$39.2 billion compared to $35.6 billion
during the Arroyo administration. This
is according to Rigoberto Tiglao, a
former ambassador to Greece.
Recall that 2,100 containers went
missing, disappearing somewhere
between the Port of Manila to
the Batangas port, in 2011. This
happened early on during the Aquino
administration and until now, nobody
can explain the disappearing act.
Sources at Customs say the
containers ended up in warehouses
of well-known smugglers close to
Malacaang.
According to my sources, what
we see in the newsCustoms
Commissioner Ruffy Biazon and his
deputy, retired General Danny Lim
opening containers of smuggled goods
are only for display purposes. Many
more containers containing smuggled
goods leave the piers without paying
taxes.
The worst part of it is that oil
smuggling persists in freeports around
the country. This despite the complaints
of big oil rms like Petron and Shell
that have to import crude oil for rening
that smuggling oil in big quantities
affects their protability.
The problem of oil smuggling was
brought to the attention of Malacaang
during the rst years of President
Aquino. It seems he is noynoying.
This is one piece of bad news that
media has an obligation to report.
Does the President mean that media
must choose to be blind and deaf?
Smuggling robs the country of billions
of pesos that should go to projects that
would reduce poverty and hunger.
***
On another score, with the passage
of the sin tax bill and its immediate
signing in to law (the President had
certied it as urgent), the problem
of smuggling of low-priced cigarette
brands from abroad rears its ugly head.
In an archipelago like the Philippines,
its so easy for smugglers to do what
they do. With the price of cheap
cigarettes going up as much as P35
per stick in the next three years under
the sin tax bill,
which wants
to raise P40
billion to P45
billion for the
government
s m u g g l i n g
becomes even
more lucrative.
If smuggling
at Customs
prevails despite
President Aquinos daan matuwid,
how can we stop smuggling of low-
priced cigarettes from abroad? These
could outsell local brands?
Government says that with the price
of cigarettes going up, addiction to
smoking will drop. Caring for them
will cost the government much less.
Santa Banana, the Department of
Health and the pro-sin tax bill must be
hallucinating. Has the President, for
instance, gotten rid of his addiction
to smoking? Everybody watching
him on television sees him constantly
coughing!
The sin tax bill is clearly a revenue
measure, not a health measure as the
Aquino administration would want us
to believe. If Malacaang believes that
its passage into law can end or at least
reduce the prevalence of smoking, it is
mistaken.
***
The other day, I visited my fellow
Ilocano, National Artist for Literature
and 1980 Ramon Magsaysay awardee
for literature Frankie Sionil Jose at
his Solidaridad Bookshop along Padre
Faura.
I became nostalgic as I visited the
place.
The old Ateneo de Manila I know
is gone, and in its place is a sprawling
Robinsons shopping mall. The old
Assumption College, whose girls were
close to the hearts of every Atenean
then right beside Ateneo, is also gone.
During my early years as a
journalist, I used to visit Frankie in his
book shop. The place has not changed
there. I admire Frankie and his novels
and works just as I dont miss him
columns in another newspaper.
Frankie is a landmark in the
history of Philippine literature, and
his stories portraying Philippine
society are immortals. May his tribe
increase.
Smuggling
is worse now
Comelec, Smartmatic, and the cheating in 2010
FLORENCIO
FIANZA
DUTY CALLS
First of four parts
It was very exciting to watch the
United States Presidential elections
unfold on TV. In a huge country with
three time zones, the results were
known before the day was over. Our
Presidential elections in 2010 was
supposed to be like that. Because for the
rst time in our electoral history, which
by the way started way back in 1907,
the election was supposedly automated
which allowed the Commission on
Elections to announce the winners
before the day was over. Instead, it took
several days before the winners were
known.
Why? Because of cheating,
apparently.
At least this is the conclusion I got
from the reports and information I have
come across. It seems that those who
conspired to manipulate the elections
wanted more time to edit the results
to conform to what they wanted. For
as long as I can remember, in every
election, the cheating industry comes to
life. People with supposedly ingenious
technology peddle their wares to
gullible politicians who like to put one
over their political opponents. This is
perhaps the reason why there is this
saying in this country that there are only
two types of politiciansthe one who
gets proclaimed as winner and the one
who is cheated. No one loses an election
here. There is a certain grain of truth in
this. The 2013 midterm election is no
different.
This early, people in the business
of election cheating are now reportedly
going around approaching and selling to
politicians their services guaranteed to
make these politicians win. In spite of
our long history of democratic elections,
it seems that we have not matured after
all this time. There is hardly any election
that is not marred by violence, vote
buying and fraud. That is why we are
envious of the way Americans conduct
their elections, wishing we could do the
same.
The 2010 elections was unique in
the sense that one of the major reasons
why the election process was automated
was to prevent and avoid the problems
brought about by the slowness of the
manual elections. This made electoral
fraud and cheating easy. But without
airtight safeguards, and the system
controlled by corrupt ofcials, the
process becomes very dangerous. In
such a scenario, it would even be easier
to cheat in an automated election.
A lot has been written about the 2010
elections. Up to now, there are persistent
reports of the cheating that took place.
The problem with these reports is that
there are few specics on how the
cheating was done. This is not new. In
fact, in 2010 a Web site called Cheated
I Was came out in the internet alleging
certain government ofcials, together
with the Comelec, manipulating the
elections. Unfortunately, this expose
did not catch re and was eventually
forgotten.
But new information now surfacing
really points to massive cheating in the
2010 presidential elections. According
to the information and reports I received,
the 2010 presidential elections was one
of the dirtiest if not the dirtiest ever in
our election history. What made it worse
was that the cheating was masterminded
and executed by people who were
supposed to safeguard the sanctity of
the ballot.
It alleges that in consideration for
enormous sums of money, the Comelec,
Smartmatic, high government ofcials
and a foreigner conspired to manipulate
the 2010 elections, both on the national
and local levels.
These are indeed very serious
allegations. Electoral fraud after all
is a crime that is unbailable. Having
gone over the information, I believe
that there was in fact extensive election
manipulation in the 2010 national
elections. And the proof is there.
To begin with, Smartmatic and the
Comelec are not entirely being truthful
when they say that the computer glitz
encountered in the 2010 elections
has already been corrected. In fact,
no corrections have yet been done.
The public therefore should not take
the word of Smartmatic and Comelec
at face value. The Comelec which
unfortunately does not know very much
about computersor being a major
participant in the cheating in 2010
would rather remain silent. In 2010, the
Comelec had an IT consultant who at
least provided a modicum of advice.
Continued next week
EMIL
P. JURADO
TO THE POINT
WE HAVE known for decades that
smoking and excessive alcohol
consumption kill.
But despite near-constant
bombardment with anti-smoking and
moderate-drinking advertisements
that have used all the persuasive
approaches from soft-sell to fear-
arousing communication, people still
persist in the habit, making lung cancer
and cirrhosis among the top causes of
death in the Philippines.
Now lawmakers have passed the
sin tax bill that will raise revenue for
the government while attempting to
curb the health risks that go with the
consumption of alcohol and tobacco.
The House of Representatives
passed House Bill 5727 last June,
while the Senate, voting 15-2, passed
their own versionSenate Bill 3299
the other night. The versions will be
reconciled in a bicameral session, after
which the nal version of the bill will
be presented to the President.
The Lower House version would
generate an additional P30 billion
in revenue for the government from
higher taxes on alcohol and tobacco
products.
The Senate version would harvest
around P40 billion by imposing a
unitary tax of P26 per cigarette pack by
2017 on a tiered rate increase scheme,
while rate increases on alcohol taxes
are to start next year, also on a tiered
basis.
What would be the effect of higher
taxes on these sin products?
There is an infographic on the
Internet that portrays likely scenarios
based on a nationwide survey conducted
by Laylo Research Strategies last
August.
The poll ndings show that 23
percent of Filipino adults smoke
regularly (at least weekly). Of the
Filipino adult population, only 4
percent of females smoke regularly
while 42 percent of males do.
Among the poorestthe Class E
demographic27 percent smoke.
Should the Sin Tax bill be nally
imposed, it was projected that 17
percent will stop smoking immediately,
31 percent will slowly stop smoking,
19 percent will buy a cheaper brand, 25
percent will lessen their consumption,
while only 8 percent would continue
the habit and to buy the same brand.
The infographic wound up with this
takeaway: half of regular smokers
will possibly quit their vice.
Tobacco farmers and alcohol
product factory workers descended en
masse upon the Senate last Monday
to protest the passage of the Bill,
which they said would take away their
livelihoods.
But SB 3299 has planned for that
it sets aside P750 million for programs
to benet displaced tobacco farmers.
Aside from P2 billion for tax
administration, it also allocates P23
billion in health insurance for families,
P750 million for an anti-smoking
campaign, P100 million yearly for
regional hospitals and medical centers,
and P10 million for each of 618 district
hospitals.
The Department of Health, under
Secretary Enrique T. Ona, has programs
for preventive health care that emphasize
an ounce of prevention is better than
a pound of cure. Among these are
the Violence and Injury Prevention
Program (accidents being one of the
top causes of morbidity in the country),
National Dengue Prevention and Control
Program, National STI/HIV Prevention
Program, National Rabies Control and
Prevention Program, and the Smoking
Cessation Program.
For its part, government charity
arm Philippine Charity Sweepstakes
Ofce gives nancial assistance for the
medical bills of people suffering from
lung cancer and liver-related ailments.
So while the government earns from
added taxes on smokes and drinks, it
also spends on health programs that
will alleviate and cure the illnesses
caused by these products.
Would it not be better if people just
quit smoking and avoided drinking to
excessor didnt start at all?
Preventive health care helps
preserve a persons health and ensure
a better quality of life by minimizing
or reducing the risk of disease by
avoiding possible risk factors that are
under an individuals control. Doctors
have for many years been advocating
lifestyle changes such as eating healthy,
exercising, and avoiding carcinogenic
substances like tobacco and alcohol.
But it seems it needs this sin tax
to break people of their smoking
addiction. If the forecasts come true
and half of all current smokers will quit
because of the higher taxes on tobacco,
then we should see a lower incidence
of lung cancer in the coming years.
Smoking kills. This is not just a
tagline, its the truth. We all know
peoplefamily, friendswho have
died from lung cancer or emphysema.
Its not a good way to gothe oxygen
tanks and plastic tubes up the nostrils,
the strained and desperate heaving to
catch another breath, the slow decay
and rotting from inside over many
agony-lled years.
Perhaps the sin tax will nally
shake smokers from their fog-bound
addiction to ditch the habit and adopt a
healthier lifestyle to have more quality
time to spend with their loved ones.
Its about time, Philippines. Stop
killing yourself slowly.
E-mail: jennyo@live.com,
Blog: http://jennyo.net, Facebook:
Gogirl Caf, Twitter: @jennyortuoste
Killing you softly
EVERYMAN
How can media not
report this one?
By Kevin San Agustin
IN 2006, Time named YOU as the
person of the year. The magazine gave
credit to a story about community
and collaboration on a scale never
seen before. In the age of web 2.0,
information can travel as fast as freshly
laid ber-optic cables will allow.
We live in a world where Internet
access is no longer a luxury but is
already considered a human right. There
are experts though who argue that it is
not Internet access per se that people
have a right to but the adjunct rights to
information and self-expression.
Either way, anyone can put up a
blog or site or page and (as far as the
terms and conditions of the site allow)
post anything they want. In an instant,
a person can share text, pictures, music,
or videos with anyone else who has
Internet access.
But it is also by this convenience
that damage may willfully or carelessly
be done.
Take for example Mr. Christopher
Lao. As a matter of full-disclosure,
Chris is a friend of mine and was my
contemporary in college. He accidentally
drove his car unto a ooded street that
was deeper than expected. Right after he
got his car pushed to dry land, he was
interviewed by a television news crew.
#ishouldhavebeeninformed
Chris is a nice guy who was caught in
a less-than- ideal situation. Since his 15
minutes of notoriety, Chris has become
a lawyer, starred in a few commercials
and has used his popularity to advocate
anti-cyber bullying.
Schadenfreude.
Funny, maybe. Mean, denitely. To
post? Whatever oats your boat.
But lets take it to the opposite
extreme. Take for example a cult
leader who allegedly has ordered the
abduction, slavery and conscription
of children. He also happens to be a
brutal warlord and an indictee of the
International Criminal Court.
Earlier this year, a short lm depicting
the Ugandan strongmans infamy was
released. This video went viral and got
millions of hits in each of the video
sharing sites it was posted on. The video
was the spearhead in a campaign to raise
awareness of his alleged atrocities and
hopefully have Mr. Joseph Rao Kony
have his day in court. #Kony2012
As a student of law, I dare not pass
judgment on anyone before that person
is brought and tried before a court of
competent jurisdiction. Nonetheless, I
cannot stand idly by while such alleged
atrocities occur. Here we see the Internet
being used as a very powerful tool used
to cast some light where it is badly
needed.
To share or not to share?
We often take for granted the
repercussions of putting something out
there for the world to see.
In the past week, another video went
viral. This time around it was a video
of a passenger on the Light Rail Transit
(LRT) 2. The video is of what has been
described as a rude passenger who
berated a female security guard who was
simply doing her job. There is another
account that the passengers elbow was
pulled and that the guard was very harsh
in dealing with the passenger. #amalayer
Since this incident, both the guard and
the passenger have made their apologies
and have put this incident behind them.
I really do not understand how
something like this became not just popular
but viral. There was a misunderstanding
between the guard and the passenger. How
can someone, instead of trying to pacify
the situation, instead whip out his or her
cell phone and capture the moment as if
it were a birthday party? Even worse, that
someone posted it on the Internet for all
to see.
Granted that the incident happened
in public, and that there is some value
(if you could call it that) due to the
sheer number of hits the video got.
Nonetheless, I cannot help but ask,
why? Why would we insert ourselves
into a situation like that? Or was this
simply a happy accident and that the one
who took and uploaded the video simply
did it on instinct?
Allow me to make clear my stand:
I am an advocate of free expression. I
am also against censorship and prior
restraint. However, this is by no means a
ticket to do whatever pleases you.
If you cant say something nice,
dont say anything at all.
That saying may be a bit simplistic,
but the general message is there. I do
not wish for anyone to be censored or
regulated, especially on the Internet.
I just hope people would use some
common sense before they put anything
out there.
Kevin San Agustin is a student
of the MBA-JD program of De La
Salle University and Far Eastern
University.
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ManilaStandardToday mst.daydesk@gmail.com NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
A6
Probe of Okada sin city sought
IN BRIEF
P100,000 bounty up
By Florante S. Solmerin
THE Laguna provincial police
offered on Wednesday a P100,00
reward for any information that
will would lead to the arrest of
a teenager who is the primary
suspect in the robbery-killing of
Maria Victoria Reyes, a 19-year-
old junior at the University of
the Philippines in Los Baos.
Laguna police chief Senior
Supt. Fausto Manzanilla
identied the suspect as
Benigno Nayle, 19, of Barangay
San Vicente, Bian City, who
also faces separate charges
of attempted homicide, direct
assault, physical injuries and
malicious mischief before a
Bian court earlier this year.
Manzanilla said a neighbor
of the victim saw Nayle
running out of the Reyes
family home where Maria
Victoria was later found dead
with a stab wound in the chest
past noon on Monday.
Maria Victoria, a third-year
BS Agriculture student at the
UP, was alone inside the house
at the time of the incident while
her parents were working. Her
mother candida is a teacher at
the Carmona National High
School and her father Sixto runs
a funeral home nearby.
Bian City police chief
Superintendent Leonard Luna
said the suspect is a resident of
Barangay San Vicente in the
city, but his neighbors saw him
leaving his house with a bag
after the incident. We hope the
reward will help us locate and
arrest the killer, Luna said.
Luna said he has already
deployed a team to hunt Nayle down
and the police are almost certain
that the motive for the killing was
reobbery because Maria Victoria
s cellphone, laptop computer and
camera were missing.
Maria Victoria Reyes
From Russia with love. Miss Earth contestant Natalya Pereverzeva speaks with journalists during an interview in Pasay City on Tuesday.
Pereverzeva is 24-years-old and a former Playboy model. AP
Casio called for the cancella-
tion of Okadas license to operate
a casino in the country pending
the results of the investigation of
the $5-million bribery scandal in-
volving former Pagcor ofcials.
He also urged his colleagues
in the House of Represenatives to
look into the Solicitor Generals
legal opinion asserting that Oka-
By Christine F. Herrera
BAYAN Muna congressman and Mak-
abayan senatorial candidate Teddy Casi-
o urged the Philippine Amusement and
Gaming Corp. on Wednesday to suspend
the $2-billion Sin City project of Japa-
nese gaming magnate Kazuo Okada for
allegedly violating the Constitution.
da violated the Constititions 60-
40 percent rule in the ownership
of land.
It is high time that Congress
immediately set a hearing for HR
2809 calling for an investigation
and, in the meantime, a suspen-
sion of the project, considering
that a lot more anomalies have
been unearthed, Casino said, re-
ferring to the resolution he led
seeking a congressional probe.
The anomalies may have
well extended to the new Pag-
cor management under Cristino
Naguiat considering that they ac-
cepted illegal favors from Okada
during their trip to Macau last
year, Casino said, referring to the
$100,000 that was allegedly given
to Naguiat during a to Las Vegas.
We must use extreme dili-
gence here because we are dealing
with billions of public funds and
Pagcors dealings regarding the
Entertainment City are very shady
to say the least, Casio said.
He said he was particularly
irked by Pagcors assertion fol-
lowing the OSG legal opinion and
ndings that Okadas violation of
the Constitutions 60-40 rule on
ownership could be remedied so
as not to cause adverse delays on
the deal.
Pagcor is setting a bad prec-
edent here. What remedy are they
talking about? That Okada would
be allowed to use a dummy so as
not to violate the ownership rule
as mandated by the Constitution?
Casino lamented.
He said it would be unfair to
Filipino big businessmen who
also invested $ 2 billion in invest-
ments if Okada would be accord-
ed special treatment.
The congressman was appar-
ently referring to businessmen
Enrique K. Razon and Henry Sy,
whose casino projects at Pagcor
City are almost complete.
Casino made the call as US
gaming regulators were investi-
gating millions of dollars paid by
afliates of Okadas Universal
Entertainment Corp. to former
Pagcor consultant Rodolfo Sora-
nio around the time the company
was lobbying to win a concession
for a $2-billion Manila casino.
Casino said a Universal sub-
sidiary made a $5-million pay-
ment in May 2010 to Soriano, a
close associate of former PAG-
COR chairman Efraim Genuino.
The payment, Casino said, was
made via a shell company in Hong
Kong and was part of $40 million
in transfers made by Universals
US afliate Aruze USA that are
now a focus for investigators.
By Francisco Tuyay
THE government car that carried
nine kilos of metampethamine
hydrochloride purportedly be-
longing to a suspected American
drug dealer turned out to have
been loaned to the ofce of par-
ty-list congressman Juan Miguel
Mikey Arroyo, son of former
President Gloria Arroyo.
The National Power Corp.
admitted that the Mitusubishi
Pajero that was seized from Ryan
Hill during a narcotics operation
in Makat City on Tuesday was
owned by the government corpo-
ration, but the vehicle was loaned
in 2008 to the ofce of Arroyo,
who was then Pampanga con-
gressman.
Napocor said the vehicle
loaned to Arroyos office at
the request of his chief of staff
Antonio Mariano Almeda, a
lawyer who claimed he was
tasked by the House Commit-
tee on Energy, then chaired by
Arroyo, to inspect NPC power
plants in Luzon and Eastern
Visayas.
However, Almeda did not
return the vehicle and the NPC
wrote Arroyo twice in June and
August 2010 to ask the con-
gressman to return the vehicle.
When the congressman purport-
edly ignored letters, the NPC
wrote him a third time in March
last year, warning that the car
will be reported missing.
The NPC nally reported the
Pajero missing to the Philippine
National Polices Highway Patrol
Group on May 6, 2011.
However, the police later
learned that the vehicle was
being used by Brian Hill, who
was being surveilled by the
polices Anti-Illegal Drugs
Special Operation Task Force
for drug trafficking. After a
raid, the Pajero was found to
contain nine kilos of shabu in
addition to another kilo that
was found in Hills Makati
City apartment. The drugs
were worth P50 million.
By Maricel V. Cruz
GROUPS opposing the proposed P14-
billion reclamation project in Manila Bay
on Wednesday urged congressmen to stop
the projects implementation purportedly
because it would destroy a critical habitat
in the area and lead to massive ooding in
Las Pias City and nearby cities.
At a hearing conducted by the House
committee on natural resources presid-
ed by Bukidnon Rep. Jesus Emmanuel
Paras, the committee vice chairman,
former Las Pias City congresswoman
Cynthia Villar decried the lack of con-
sultations with concerened parties.
The proposed Manila Bay reclama-
tion project will damage the 175-hectare
mangrove forest and marine habitat at the
LasPias-Paraaque Critical Habitat and
Ecotourism Area. It will also impede the
natural river ow in Las Pias, and will
cause severe ooding in many barangay:
37 in Bacoor, 11 in Paraaque and 17 in
Las Pias, Villar told the panel.
On March 16, 2012, Villar asked
the Supreme Court to issue a writ of
kalikasan against the 635.14-hectare
Manila Bay reclamation project and the
court issued the writ in April.
In an 11-page motion, other groups
asked for the high courts leave to join
the lawsuit led by Villar against the
Public Reclamation Authority, Depart-
ment of Environment and Natural Re-
sources, Environmental Management
Bureau, the city government of Las Pi-
as and Alltech Contractors Inc.
However, the court did not imme-
diately issue a temporary environmen-
tal protection order that would have
stopped the government from proceed-
ing with the project.
The committee conducted the hear-
ing in response to several resolutions
led at the Lower House to review the
Manila Bay Reclamation plan, inlcud-
ing House Resolution 1558 authored by
Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez
seeking to look into reports that a plan
to reclaim land in Manila Bay would
destroy one of Metro Manilas last na-
ture reserve and birds sanctuary.
Villar and several environmental
groups were backed by a study con-
ducted by Tricore Solutions Inc., an
independent hydrologist, that 65 baran-
gays in Las Pias City, Paraaque and
Bacoor will be submerged in oods
with a depth of between 0.15 meter and
5.12 meters.
Besides natural disasters such as
catastrophic ooding, Villar said rec-
lamation also adversely affect families
who rely on shing for livelihood as
it demolishes shing communities and
causes the destruction of mangrove,
where ngerlings thrive.
Villar proposed the option of urban
renewal instead of reclamation.
In a recent summit about reclama-
tion, she said there are other traditional
methods of urban development that are
worth considering, that could decongest
the city without the severe environmen-
tal degradation.
By Ferdinand Fabella
AN election lawyer who once counseled
former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampat-
uan testied against his former client on
Wednesday at the resumption of the trial
of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case in
Taguig City.
Lawyer Tomas Falque II recounted to
the court the text messages he supposedly
received text messages from from fellow
lawyer Cynthia Oquendo-Ayon, who who
was among the 58 people killed in Novem-
ber 23, 2009 massacre.
Falque told Quezon City Regional Trial
Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of Branch
221 that he was in his ofce in General San-
tos City on the day of the massacre when he
received text messages from fellow lawyer
Arnold Oclarit.
Oclarit sent him Ayon text messages,
telling Oclarit that they were being herded
by unidentied gunmen to a hilly portion
of Sitio Masalay in Ampatuan town in Ma-
guindanao.
Oquendo-Ayon was one of the lawyers of
then Buluan mayor and now Maguindanao
Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.
Two of the text messages mentioned
my name, including one that said Please
tell Tom to advise client Ampatuan tama na,
please, Falque said. I was confused and
thought it was a joke so I texted Attorney
Oclarit back asking him about this message
and where it came from. He said it was from
Attorney Cynthia. he added.
Falque recounted that he then called
Maguindanao Provincial Administra-
tor Nurie Unas and Atty. Jose Barroso,
another lawyer of the Ampatuans and a
certain Teng whom he said is a former
official of the Department of Trade and
Industry in ARMM to inquire what was
happening.
I called Engineer Nurie Unas and I was
able to talk to him but he said he knew noth-
ing and was on his way to Davao City to ac-
company Zaldy Ampatuan to Malacanang,
he said adding he told Unas about the text
messages he received. Zaldy was then the
governor of the Autonomous Region for
Muslim Mindanao.
Falque told the court he served as
election lawyers of Ampatuan Sr. and
Zaldy in the 2004, 2007 and 2008 elec-
tions, although he clarified that his du-
ties involved more of serving as liaison
to Manila-based lawyers.
Prosecutors presented Falque to further
pin down members of the Ampatuan clan
who were charged with multiple murder in
connection with the massacre.
Fifty-eight people, 32 of whom were
journalists and media workers, were killed in
the infamous massacre, which was allegedly
planned and carried out by Ampatuan clan in
Maguindanao led by former governor Andal
Ampatuan, Sr. Ferdinand Fabella
8 survive sea mishap
SIX Korean tourists and their two Filipino
boatmen survived a sea mishap after the
boat they were using to visit islands off
Lian, Batangas, the Philippine Coast Guard
reported on Wednesday.
All six passengers Myeonghan Ryu,
Dungyeon Lee, Hyeonseoki Ryu, Dong Jun
Kim, Hoil Lee and Jaehyun Hwang and
two boat crewmembers Roldan Villacen and
Micheal Jagonos, survived the incident after
a passing motor boats rescued them.
Coast Guard chief information ofcer
Lt. Cdr. Armand Balilo said the incident
happened around 4 p.m. off Barangay
Matabungkay in Lian town. The Koreans
wanted to go island hopping when their boat,
owned Villacen, also listed and capsized.
Joel E. Zurbano
Another hitman nabbed
THE primary suspect in the failed ambush
try on Bangued, Abra mayor Ryan Luna
shortly before the May 2010 elections was
nally arrested by the police on Tuesday.
The suspect, Jonete Jacinto, alias Jojo,
41, resident of Barangay Malamsit in
Pearrubia, Abra, was apprehended in
Barangay Bangloloan in Bucay, Abra by
agents of the Criminal Investigation and
Detection Group and Abra police at about
10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Jacinto is the most
wanted person in the Cordillera region.
CIDG chief Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr
said Jacintos arrest is part of the CIDGs
campaign to pursue suspected members of
partisan armed groups involved in election
related violence. Francisco Tuyay

SM offers free movies
AS a way of thanking its customers, SM
Cinema will treat its shoppers to a Free
Movie Day in all SM Supermalls on Dec.
8, according to SM public relations ofcer
Gladys Latiza said.
The shoppers have better reasons to hit
their favorite SM Cinema as it reinforces
its commitment to innovation and
ultimate cinematic experience by bringing
unparalleled clarity of movies through the
100 percent digital technology, Latiza added.
Registration starts today, Nov. 22 and
will run until Dec. 6. For mechanics and free
vouchers, like SM at www.facebook.com/e-
plus.sm or log on to www.smcinema.com.
Latiza also invites the public to catch the
Metro Manila Film Festival on Dec. 25 as
it gives tribute to the countrys independent
lm like Thy Womb, an award winning
lm by Director Brillante Mendoza, which
starred Nora Aunor. Gigi Munoz David
NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
A7 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
A hands-down-choice for
the horse of the year award,
Hagdang Bato will meet four
others in the 1600-meter race
which serves as his tuneup race
for the prestigious Presidential
Gold Cup next month.
Dubbed MARHO Daisy-
siete, the week-long racefest
kicked off on Tuesday night, and
will climax on Sunday with the
running of ve other prize-rich
stakes races, namely,Santa Ana
Sprint (1,000 meters), Philracom
Soo-Baltazar wins Sr.-Jr. pairs
TRIPLE Crown champion Hagdang
Bato will banner a ve-horse cast
vying in the San Miguel Beer Colt
Mile, one of six highly awaited stakes
races highlighting the 17th MARHO
(Metropolitan Association of Race
Horse Owners) this Sunday at the
Santa Ana Park in Naic, Cavite.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
THE Sr.-Jr. Pairs event held under
the auspices of the Philippine Tour-
nament Bridge Association last No-
vember 10, 2012 at the Manila Club
in the Corinthian Building, Makati
City was won by George Soo and
Tonting Balthazar.
George Soo and Tonting Baltha-
zar were a very strong pair who
handily won this event. While this
is the first time they had paired off
for the Senior-Juniors Pairs event
they had paired off in these events
which they had all won: Senior-
Junior Teams (November 5, 2011),
Non LM-LM Pairs (April 14, 2012)
and Non LM-LM Teams (April 28,
2012)
The top three:
1) George SooTonting Balthazar 142.05
2) Ian CabillosMigel Catalig 109.78
3) Sylvia AlejandroNena Ramirez 108.33
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE
AND ALL!
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his anemic 4-card club suit rather than
from his 4-card hearts AJxx to defeat
the contract:
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tant it was to make the right opening
lead. On this board I was lucky to get a
heart lead. After establishing the spades,
which luckily had the AQ on side and
the queen of diamonds falling, I easily
made 11 tricks. Our opponents in the
other table were not so lucky. Garozzo
was on lead and he elected to lead from
the top of his 4-carder club suit rather
than the heart suit. Mons could only
make the contract.
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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
A FORMER national bowler,
Jonas Baltasar of TBAM-Prima,
pulled a stunning reversal by
beating teammate and veteran
internationalist Chester King in
the nals to win the mens Open
Masters title in the recent 41st
PBA-PSC-POC Open champi-
onships at the SM lanes in Mall
of Asia, Pasay City.
Baltasar turned back King,
2-1 (199-218, 213-179, 188-
184) in the thrilling best-of-
three game nals to claim the
P120,000 prize and a trophy.
King advanced to the nals by
winning the rst shootout match
against Kenneth Chua and Jong
Enriquez and then knocking out
former world champion Biboy
Rivera, 266-177.
King rolled 201 against Ch-
uas 174 and Enriquezs 146 in
the shootout.
PBAs Nilo Penado held
off a rally by MCTBAs Pur-
ing Batin to bag the Associate
Masters crown.
Penado collected 1876 pinfalls
on games of 157, 181, 214, 200,
178, 195, 234, 210, 158 and 149 to
nish 20 pins ahead of Batin.
TBAM-Primas Joshua Auti-
da checked in third with 1837.
Multi-titled national bowler
Liza del Rosario of TBAM-
Prima-Boysen captured the
ladies Open Masters plum
by beating fellow national bet
Liza Clutario in the stepladder
nals last Saturday.
Philippine Bowling Con-
gress president Ernesto Toti
Lopa presented the awards to
the champions of the two-week
kegfest sponsored by PSC,
POC, Boysen, PCSO, Team
Prima, F. R. Sevilla Construc-
tion, HCG and Enervon.
SYLVIA LOPEZ
ALEJANDRO
Juvenile Fillies (1 mile), Philra-
com Juvenile Colts (1 mile),
PCSO Filly Mile and the San
Miguel Beer Classic (2,000m).
We are very much gratied at
the warm response by the partici-
pants and the strong support of
all our sponsors who have made
the MARHO Daisy-siete possi-
ble, said Mayor Sandy Javier,
chairman of the countrys oldest
group of horseowners.
On the other hand, MARHO
President Eric Tagle is inviting
all racing fans to watch the event.
This is a much-awaited an-
nual festival, and MARHO of-
cials and members are happy to
present it to the racing public,
said Tagle.
Other noted gallopers like Na-
tive Land, Carriedo and Gastam-
bide are also running this Sunday,
but all eyes will be on Hagdang
Bato, who will seek his sixth big
stakes win in 2012 in a remarkable
season that saw him sweep the
three legs of the Triple Crown un-
der veteran Jonathan Hernandez.
The rosters:
Santa Ana Park SprintWa-
tershed, Brother Barack, Yes Yes
Yes, Mr. Tatler, Divisoria, Fierce
and Fiery.
Philracom Juvenile Fillies
Humble Submission, Super Whaa,
Eurasian, Cats Silver, Congrega-
tion, Ballet Flats, Niagara Boogie,
Balbonic, Grand Strikes Girl, Leo-
nidez Might, Five Star.
Philracom Ju venile Colts
Modern Love, Hot and Spicy,
Be Humble, Bumpy Ride, Boss
Jaden, Strikers Symbol, Spinning
Ridge, Jalapenio.
PCSO MileAdvance Notice,
Isla Verde, Sea Princess, Cheese
Blanca, Jahan, Miss Malapia,
Cats Diamond.
San Miguel Beer Colt Mile
Yes Im The One, Golden Em-
pire, Purple Ribbon, Penrith,
Hagdang Bato.
San Miguel Beer-MARHO
ClassicCarriedo, Prime Rate,
55, Native Land,Barkley, Lord of
War, Darleb, 57, Gastambide.
Rich MARHO racefest slated
MARIAN Capadocia surprised top seed Sri Vaish-
navi Peddi Reddy of India with her power game and
came away with a stirring 6-1, 6-2 victory to barge
into the girls quarternals of the Phinma Interna-
tional Juniors Tennis Championships at the Rizal
Memorial Tennis Center yesterday.
Ranged against a taller rival ranked 238th in the
world ITF junior rankings, Capadocia didnt inch
and instead took control early with her A-game,
hammering out winners and volleys to produce the
tournaments biggest win and boost her bid for the
crown in the Grade Four, ranking tournament.
The 17-year-old nd from San Jose, Antique,
ranked No. 431 and last years Hong Kong Open
Jrs champion and winner of the PCA 18-U singles
and doubles (with Isabella Mendoza) titles, will
next face No. 8 Ma Yi Chi of Taiwan for a berth in
the seminal round of the event sponsored by Tech-
nibre (ofcial ball), Viva (ofcial mineral water)
and Powerade (ofcial energy drink).
Ma defeated Japans Kimika Sakata, 6-3, 7-6(4),
But while Capadocia advanced, No. 4 Maika Tanpo-
co and Roxanne Resma dropped straight-set setbacks
and missed the Last 8 phase of the event supported by
the Philippine Sports Commission and sanctioned by
the Philippine Tennis Association.
Tanpoco, who struggled past Indias Mahitha
Dadi Reddy, 6-4, 7-5, in the rst round, bowed to
Britains Gabriella Taylor, 6-4, 6-2, while Resma,
who fended off Nnena Nadozie of the US, 7-6(4),
6-4, Tuesday, lost to Thai Plobrung Plipuech,
6-1, 6-2.
Fil-Aussie Melissa Esguerra also fell to another
Thai bet Tamathan Momkoonthod, 7-6(2), 6-2,
leaving Capadocia as the lone Filipina bet in the
event serving as the rst of two tournaments lined
up for some of the worlds leading junior players
and upcoming stars.
Capadocia stuns top seed, makes semis
WITH Inigo Raymundo and Miya
Legaspi taking charge, La Salle
Greenhills and St. Pauls Pasig com-
pleted their domination of their re-
spective divisions in the nal round
of the ICTSI-JGFP Inter-School Golf
Tournament at the Club Intramuros
and Aguinaldo courses.
At the water-laced Intramuros course,
Raymundo assembled a round of 53
points or one-over-par in medal play as
La Salle Greenhills posted a 155, count-
ing the 52 of Miggy Yee and either of the
50s of JP de Claro or AR Ramos for a
best-of-four-out-of-
ve rounds of 776, far ahead of the 675
aggregate chalked up by sister squad La
Salle-Zobel and 637 of Ateneo. Luigi
Guerrero, the fth member of the LSGH
team, scored a 50.
St. Pauls was never challenged in
Girls 1 play from the very beginning
and the trio of Legaspi, Daniela Uy and
Annika Cedo left their rivals just vy-
ing for second place in the multi-level
tourney, with the major backing of the
International Container Terminal Ser-
vices, Inc. that drew 250 entries from
40 schools. It is also sponsored by the
Pancake House Group, Sizzlin Pepper,
Golf Depot and Philippine Airlines.
Legaspi closed out with a 53 and Uy
made 45 at Aguinaldo for a 98 total for
the day and an overall score of 436, 55
ahead of Southville International (91-
381), which was powered by Chanelle
Avaricio and Abby Arevalo. Legaspi
and Yee won the individual titles in
their respective categories.
Meanwhile, Vincent San Diego of
SCF topped the Midgets 1, Ken Shi-
bata of JSM ruled the Midgets 2, Javi
Lazatin topped the Midgets 3, Sun-
shine Zhang of OBMG won the Girls
2 and Anya Cedo of Kidsville took the
Girls 3 at the resumption of the ICTSI
School Season Series for special divi-
sion at the Riviera executive course.
The results:
Juniors: 625 La Salle Greenhills 1,
555 La Salle Zobel, 520 Ateneo 1, 448
Brent 1, 446 La Salle Greenhills 2, 441
Xavier 1, 421 Xavier 2, 380 Ateneo 2,
333 La Salle Greenhills 3, 291 La Salle
Greenhills 4, 238 Xavier 3
Girls 1: 436 St. Pauls Pasig, 381
Southville, 333 Ateneo 1, 327 La Salle
Zobel, 291, College Of. St. Benilde,
281, Assumption, 266 La Salle, 195
British School Manila, 129 Ateneo 2
La Salle-Greenhills, St. Pauls Pasig complete title romps
TACLOBAN CITYLong-dis-
tance runner Anton Bautista and
long jumper Ailyn Tumbale ruled
their respective events to become
the meets rst gold medalists
even as Bacolod and Negross
Ocidental captured nine golds
each in swimming on Day 1 of the
Philippine Olympic Committee-
Philippine Sports Commission
Batang Pinoy 2012 Visayas leg
at the Leyte Sports Development
Center here Wednesday.
The 14-year-old Bautista of Aklan,
a high school sophomore at Numan-
cia Integrated School, maintained his
pace as his competitors faltered one
after another to take the boys 15-un-
der 5,000-meter run with a time of 18
minutes and 42.7 seconds. Fifteen-
year-old teammate Jeolly Gil Saba
was at his tail every step of the way to
finish second 18:54.0.
Bautista hurt his Achilles heel
when an opponent accidentally hit
him with his spikes in the eighth
lap, but the provincial champion
decided to soldier on, keeping pace
with the leaders before making his
move in the last 100 meters.
Its okay because he said sorry
after ward,said Bautista in Filipino.
Just after Bautista crossed the
nish line, 13-year-old Tumbale
of Negros Occidental picked the
gold medal in girls 13-under long
jump with a 4.65-meter leap.
The lanky, 57 Tumbale, who
is already a Palarong Pambansa
champion, used her long limbs
and timing in beating Bacolods
Ericka Kee who mustered 4.46m.
Im condent that I can win
the event because Im taller than
them, said Tumbale, a 7th grader
at Dona Hortencia Sales Bene-
dicto National High School in
Filipino. Shes hoping to get her
second gold when she competes
in triple jump on Thursday.
Bautista, Tumbale
win games 1
st
golds
Masters
crown to
Baltasar
IN BRIEF
Martin Cup lures 14 teams
FOURTEEN varsity teams will take part in
the 9th Fr. Martin Cup Open basketball tour-
nament, which gets under way this Sunday.
A three-game bill will start off the three-
month cagefest, which will play its open-
ing games at the Trinity University of Asia
gymnasium in Quezon City
The three-peat champion San Beda Red
Lions are back to defend their crown and will
try to claim a fourth straight title.
They will face the Arellano University-B
team at 12:30 p.m.
Earlier, the Arellano University-A
Chiefs, who fought the Red Lions for the
eighth season championship, are also re-
turning and will meet the Emilio Aguinaldo
College Generals at 10:30 a.m.
Far Eastern University clashes with Centro
Escolar University in the opener at 9 a.m.
PH Womens U advances
PHILIPPINE Womens University scuttled
University of the Philippines-Los Banos,
55-42, over the weekend to march unscathed
into the the seminals with four straight vic-
tories in the 25-and-under category of the
Milo-sponsored 25th Womens Basketball
League at the Xavier School gym.
The PWU gals will meet National Uni-
versity (1-2) in the seminals to be held
Dec. 2, while UP-Diliman (3-0) and Uni-
versity of Santo Tomas (3-1) complete the
other half. The tournament is organized and
conducted by the pioneering Best Center.
Other weekend winners were:
13-and-Under: Assumption Antipolo
over Chiang Kai Shek College, 39-12.
17-and-under Developmental: Group A-
St. Theresas College over Casimiro Ynares
Memorial High School, 22-16; Immaculate
Concepcion over St. Marys College, 27-
25; Jose Abad Santos Memorial School over
CYMHS, 25-12; and New Era High School
over St. Theresas College, 28-24. Group B-
Colegio San Agustin-Makati over Child Je-
sus of Prague, 35-31; Assumption-Antipolo
over PWU, 40-12; and St. James Academy
over School of St. Anthony, 40-11.
Trinity U holds intrams
TRINITY University of Asias Sports and
Cultural Affairs Center will hold the Inter-
College Intramurals 2012-2013 with an
opening ceremony on Friday at the Dr.
Henry Noble Gym starting at 9:30 a.m.
The event is part of the activities lined-
up for TUAs golden founding anniversary
scheduled February, 2013 with the theme:
TUA @ 50: Achieving our Golden Goals.
TUA president Dr. Josena S. Sumaya will
ofcially declare the intramurals open.
The TUA Dance Troupe, Chorale and
Taekwondo Club will entertain the guests.
Program hosts are Dominique Uy and
Dennis Christopher Alfred Sajo. The event
is chaired by Milagros Gutierrez.
For more information, please contact
Cristy Gutierrez at 0921-2437418.
Marian
Capadocia
prepares for
a return shot
against Sri
Vaishnavi Peddi
Reddy.
Ateneo Hall of Fame. Petron coach Olsen Racela (center) holds his award as an Ateneo Sports Hall
of Fame inductee. Racela is joined here by Jimmy Alabanza (right), ASHOF Chairman and University
President Fr. Jett Villarin. Aside from Racela, also inducted into the ASHOF are Eddie Apacible, Pitong
Custodio, Tony, Cuyengkeng, Piquillo Enage IV, Danny Francisco, Jun Gonzales, Andy Naagas, Jun Reyes
and Eric Reyes. Excellence in sports has always been a part of our Ateneo tradition said Fr. Villarin.
Sports
Manila Standard TODAY
The always reliable Jeff Chan
continued to lead the charge for
the winners with a team-high 25
points, 21 of which came in the
second half, while Norwood had a
solid double-double production of
15 points and 11 rebounds.
Down the clutch where both
squads were exchanging big shot
after big shot, Norwood took it
upon himself to give the Elasto
Painters the last say as he coura-
geously sank the biggest shot of
the night that gave ROS the go-
ahead lead at 99-98.
Sol Mercado, who was re-
sponsible for sending the game
to an extension as he went ber-
serk in the nal two minutes of
regulation, ran out of luck as his
jumper rimmed out with around
12 seconds left.
He then was forced to foul Nor-
wood, who split his charities to
push it to a 100-98 edge, leaving
7.3 ticks on the clock for the Bolts
to try to either gain another over-
time, or snatch the win.
However, without a
timeout, the Bolts had
a lack of power supply
as Mac Cardona went
coast-to-coast, but even-
tually lost the ball in
heavy trafc to spell doom
for his squad. TY Tang sank
two more freebies to settle the
nal tally.
We have to give credit to the
efforts of the guys. They never
gave up, said Rain or Shine
coach Yeng Guiao. We drew a lot
of energy and condence in the
second half after we got frustrated
in the beginning.
The Elasto Painters kept their
place in the standings at third as
they moved up to 8-3, while the
Bolts are now tied for fourth at
5-5 with idle Barangay Ginebra.
Rain or Shine seemed to be
coasting just ne as it was up, 88-
79, heading to the nal two min-
utes of regulation.
NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY A8
Riera U. Mallari, Editor sports@manilastandardtoday.com sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
By Jeric Lopez
GABE Norwood drained a go-ahead
looper down the lane with 29.3 seconds
remaining to lift Rain or Shine to a 102-
98 overtime win over Meralco in a highly
physical Philippine Basketball Associa-
tion Philippine Cup contest at the Smart
Araneta Coliseum last night.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
MULTI-TITLED rider Kenneth San Andres tries
to formally wrap up another Rider of the Year title
in the ninth and nal leg of the NAMSSA National
Motocross Series on Sunday at the Speedworld MX
Circuit, SM Bicutan.
After eight legs of the series (Pro Open Round 3 was
scrapped) held under the auspices of the National Mo-
torcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA),
San Andres totes a perfect 350 points in leading the
premier Pro Open category, leading up-and-coming
rider Jerrick Mitra and veteran Jovie Saulog for the
honor by a mile. Each victory is worth 25 points, and
each leg has two motos, meaning a perfect 50 points is
at stake in each stage.
Were not about to let up, said San Andres, the
reigning NAMSSA Philippine National Motocross
Rider of the Year. I want to end the season on a
winning note.
San Andres, a major awardee of the Philippine
Sportswriters Association (PSA) last year, is actually
coming off a sweep of both the Pro Open and Pro 125
categories of the national series, also at the Speed-
world, last Oct. 27 and 28, quashing the bids of both
Mitra and Saulog and the attempts of Garry Gavino,
Ralph Ramento, Migi Tolentino, Jolet Jao, plus six
other veterans of the local circuit.
The Valenzuela native, who is backed by Oak-
ley, Fox Racing, Go Pro, Polisport, HJC Helmet,
Motul Philippines, Bridgestone Tires, Starting
Line Magazine, EZ Trailer, GCG Pipe, R33 Car
Exchange, JBS Motorcycle Parts and Accesso-
ries, also paces the Pro Open division with a lead-
ing 375 points.
San Andres also nished third runner-up in the FIM
Asia Motocross/Supercross Championship, dubbed
the Jack Enrile Namssa Asian Supercross Champion-
ship, which was the associations way of paying trib-
ute to the Cagayan Representative for his invaluable
contributions to the development and promotion of
motorcycle sports in the country.
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THE Far Eastern University-
FERN Baby Tamaraws swept
past the Ateneo Baby Eagles, 5-0,
while De La Salle-Zobel slipped
past the San Beda Red Cubs, 3-1,
to make it to the nals of the 2012
IPPCA Football Pre-Season Cup
over the weekend at the Nuvali
Field in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Resty Monterona broke the ice
for the Baby Tams on the 23rd
minute as FEU dominated the
match and didnt allow the Baby
Eagles to mount a comeback.
Lance Montenegro scored the
opening goal in the 34th minute
for the Junior Archers, but San
Bedas Nicolas Landrito tied the
score at 1-1 four minutes later.
In the second half, Marco Agui-
lar and Mikel Manique struck in
the 88th and 90th minute to seal
the victory for La Salle-Zobel.
The Baby Tams and the Junior
Archers clash in the juniors -
nals at 1 p.m., to be immediately
followed by the championship
match on Sunday between the
FEU Tamaraws and the De La
Salle-Flying V Green Archers for
the seniors title at 3 p.m.
Venue will be announced soon.
The tournament is backed by
Meralco, Nuvali, Natures Spring,
Molten, N20 Gastropub, Boysen
Paints, BDO, Topcoms/StarSports
Korea, Bacchus, CDO San Ma-
rino Corned Tuna and Pingping
Lechon and bankrolled 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.
The Green Archers nipped the
UST-Metroil Growling Tigers, 2-1,
while the Tamaraws edged the
Emilio Aguinaldo College Gener-
als, 4-3, via the penalty shootout,
also last weekend.

Baby Tams, Jr Archers clash for crown
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
TOP Rank promoter Bob Arum
was obviously pleased after
watching Manny Pacquiaos spar-
ring session at the Wild Card Gym
on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Arum told the Manila Stan-
dard that Pacquiao looked very
good, compared to the last time
the promoter was at the gym,
when the Fighter of the Decade
appeared to be off in his timing.
But on Tuesday, it was a dif-
ferent story according to Arum.
He was quick and much
more aggressive and was mov-
ing well and throwing more
punches, said Arum.
In a conference call with US
and international media, Pac-
quiao said training camp has
been going great. I have really
been training hard for this ght.
Asked whether he planned
on going for a knockout, Pac-
quiao replied, right now,
my mind is focused on being
more aggressive for this ght.
If there is a chance in the ring
during the ght, why not, if I
have the opportunity?
Trainer Freddie Roach admit-
ted that they have a tough ght
ahead.
We know that Marquez is a
great counter-puncher. We are
working on things to defeat
that counter-puncher style,
said Roach. Manny is looking
great in training. I like what I
see. He is where I want him
to be right now. His focus is
where it has not been for some
time. He is very focused for
this ght and I think its going
to be the best ght yet.
There have been reports that
Marquez, under strength and con-
ditioning coach Angel Heredia,
has introduced some new things
in training, including swimming,
working on the track and plyomet-
rics and has bulked up.
However, this doesnt bother
Pacquiao or Roach.
Pacquiao made it clear that
the strategy for the ght is to
be more aggressive. Develop
strength more and focus on
speed. I am not worried about
his (Marquez) strength.
Roach also downplayed the
build up of Marquez, physically.
I dont think its a factor. I
dont think muscle-men have a
better chin. If anything, I think if
he puts a lot of muscle, he will
be a little slower than he used to
be and we are going to take ad-
vantage of that.
Pacmans
training
pleases
promoter
FIL-BRITISH goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is now
headed for Bangkok after the Bristol Rovers
FC released him for national duty yesterday.
Ofcials of the Bristol Rovers announced their
decision on twitter after their team lost, 0-4,
to Port Vale in their ongoing campaign in the
Npower League 2, a third division tourna-
ment in England. This will make Etheridge
available when the Philippine Azkals face
Thailand in their opening game in the 2012
AFF-Suzuki Cup at 8:20 p.m. (9:20 p.m. Ma-
nila time) on Saturday. Peter Atencio
Romasanta: NSA autonomy never violated
THE autonomy of the national sports as-
sociation has always been respected and
has never been violated.
Philippine Olympic Committee spokes-
man Joey Romasanta said this yesterday,
reacting to POC rst vice president Manny
Lopezs claims that the state of the coun-
trys sports program remained because
NSAs have not been given full autonomy
to run their organizations.
The NSAs, although autonomous,
joined the POC so they will have a
chance to be part of Olympic-sanctioned
events, stated Romasanta, who added
that that POC is just exercising its au-
thority to accredit athletes who can go
to international meets and regulate the
actions of NSAs whenever there are
elections.
Romasanta talked about the POCs role
with nine days to go before the POC elec-
tions are to take place.
He is running opposite Lopez for the
position of rst vice president.
With Lopez in his group are weightlift-
ings Monico Puentevella, who is running
for the chairmanship, cyclings Bambol
Tolentino (for second vice president),
squashs Romy Ribano (for treasurer) and
golfs Jun Galindez (for auditor).
Fencings lawyer Toto Africa, volley-
balls Gener Dungo, and baseballs Hec-
tor Navasero (for board members) are also
seeking posts.
Romasanta added that the NSAs have
always enjoyed full autonomy in han-
dling their affairs. And it is only during
controversies that the POC comes in to
resolve dispute through its arbitration
committee. Peter Atencio
UNIFIED World Boxing Or-
ganization/World Boxing
Association yweight cham-
pion Brian Viloria isnt keen
on defending his title against
countryman and mandatory
challenger Milan Melindo as
directed by the World Box-
ing Organization at its recent
convention.
There is really nothing
there for me. If you think about
it, Melindo has everything to
gain and I dont gain anything
from this ght even nancially.
So Ill let (manager) Gary (Git-
telsohn) talk to see where we
stand at this point, Viloria told
the Manila Standar d.
ALA Promotions president
Michael Aldeguer told Ma-
nila Standar d that the WBO
had directed the winner of the
Viloria-Marquez unication
title ght winner to defend
against mandatory challenger
Melindo.
We will have to start the ne-
gotiations within 30 days and
by next week, we will most
probably send a letter to the
camp of Viloria and see what
their plans are. We have an-
other 90 days to make the ght
happen, said Aldeguer.
Viloria, the former three-
time, two-division world
champion, is coming off a
hard-fought 10th round techni-
cal knockout win over World
Boxing Association champion
Hernan Marquez of Mexico
at the Los Angeles Sports
Arena, in a ght that Manny
Pacquiaos strength and con-
ditioning coach Alex Ariza de-
scribed as amazing and one
he would wish to see over and
over again.
Right now, I dont want
to think about boxing, said
Viloria, pointing out that
weve been in training camp
for the last three-and-a-half
or four months and I just want
to relax and give my wife (the
former Erika Navarro) some
attention.
Viloria and his wife are re-
turning to Manila later this
week to what is expected to
be a rousing welcome orga-
nized by Solar Sports. Ronnie
Nathanielsz
Viloria said theres a big
Viloria wont
defend title
against Milan
Kenneth San Andres soars to victory in the first moto of
the premier Pro Open category of the NAMSSA National
Motocross Series eighth leg at the Speedworld MX Circuit,
SM Bicutan.
FEU striker Janryl Balanueco (no. 20) prepares to attack the defense
of Jose Ignatius Mikael of Ateneo (no. 11) during their teams junior
seminal game in the 2012 IPPCA Football Pre-Season Cup at the
Nuvali Field in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The Baby Tams won, 5-0, to advance
to the juniors nals opposite the De La Salle-Zobel Junior Archers on
Sunday at the University Football Field.
Games on Sunday (Finals)
1 p.m. FEU-Fern vs
De La Salle-Zobel (Juniors)
3 p.m. De La Salle-Flying V
vs FEU (Seniors)
Sunday Salvacion of Meralco (right)
and Rain or Shines Jeff Chan ght for
the looseball in a PBA Philippine Cup
game won by the Painters, 102-98, at
the Araneta Coliseum. LINO SANTOS
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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
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FOREI GN EXCHANGE RATE
Currency Unit US Dollar Peso
United States Dollar 1.000000 41.1480
Japan Yen 0.012246 0.5039
UK Pound 1.592900 65.5446
Hong Kong Dollar 0.129037 5.3096
Switzerland Franc 1.063603 43.7651
Canada Dollar 1.002908 41.2677
Singapore Dollar 0.817261 33.6287
Australia Dollar 1.037237 42.6802
Bahrain Dinar 2.653224 109.1749
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266652 10.9722
Brunei Dollar 0.813935 33.4918
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000104 0.0043
Thailand Baht 0.032616 1.3421
UAE Dirham 0.272264 11.2031
Euro Euro 1.282100 52.7559
Korea Won 0.000924 0.0380
China Yuan 0.160447 6.6021
India Rupee 0.018149 0.7468
Malaysia Ringgit 0.327011 13.4558
NewZealand Dollar 0.814730 33.5245
Taiwan Dollar 0.034341 1.4131
Source: PDS Bridge
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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33.60
VOLUME 798.650M
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3720
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IN BRIEF
First Gen prepays
P3.75-b BDO loan
BPI, PNB to merge
through share swap
Metrobank Group
loses bid vs. NGCP
Landfill firm invests
P500m in listed miner
Century plans affordable projects
By Alena Mae S. Flores
FIRST Gen Corp. of the Lopez Group said Wednesday it fully
prepaid a ve-year loan facility of P3.75 billion from Banco de
Oro Unibank Inc., BDO Leasing and Finance Inc. and BDO Private
Bank Inc.
First Gen said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange
it prepaid the loan from May 2010 using the proceeds from the
$420-million 10-year term loan facility of FGP Corp., owner of the
500-megawatt San Lorenzo natural gas-red power plant. First Gen
drew the proceeds this month.
FGP, a unit of First Gen, earlier signed a 10-year, $420-million
term loan facility with Bank of the Philippine Islands, BDO Unibank
Inc., Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.,
Security Bank Corp., HSBC and Union Bank of the Philippines.
FGP earlier said it would use proceeds from the $420-million
loan to repay debt and that of parent rm, as well as fund the 500-
MW San Gabriel natural gas power plant expansion in Batangas.
FGP, together with afliate First Gas Power Corp., own and
operate the San Lorenzo and 1,000-MW Santa Rita natural gas-
red power plants. Both plants in Batangas City comprise First
Gens natural gas portfolio.
We are grateful for the strong support of our relationship banks
that enabled this nancing to close in record time. Aside from
paying down debt at the First Gen level, the proceeds can be used to
partly fund our growth plans including the 200-MW to 500-MW San
Gabriel gas-red project, which will begin construction next year
and be completed in the 2014-2015 timeframe, First Gen president
and chief operating ofcer Francis Giles Puno said earlier.
First Gen said last week net income rose signicantly to $147
million in the rst nine months from $10.1 million for the same
period last year due to the higher protability of afliates Energy
Development Corp., FG Hydro Corp., First Gas Power Corp. and
FGP Corp.
THE Energy Regulatory
Commission has turned down
the petition of Panay Energy
Development Corp., a unit
of the Metrobank Group, to
stop the hearings on the plan
of National Grid Corporation
of the Philippines to acquire
transmission assets.
The ERC, in its 49-page
decision, however, allowed Panay
Energy, Panay Electric Co.,
Iloilo Business Club, Freedom
from Debt Coalition and Manila
Electric Co. as intervenors and
parties to the application led by
National Grid.
Allowing them to intervene
will uphold the mandate of the
commission to protect public
interest [consumers interest]
as it is affected by the rates
and services of electric utilities
and other providers of electric
power, it said.
National Grid, operator of the
countrys transmission network,
sought approval from the ERC to
acquire Panay Energys transmission
assets such as switchyard,
transformers, power circuit breakers
and transmission line.
The ERC denied Panay
Energys move to suspend the
case until the grid management
committee and the commission
had resolved the issues raised
by the Philippine Independent
Power Producers Association.
The regulator said the power
generators comments were
led with the grid management
committe and not with the
commission.
ERC denies the manifestation
and motion to hold the instant
application in abeyance dated
January 25, 2012 led by
PEDC, the Commission said. It
also denied the bid of the Iloilo
Business Club and Panay Energy
to dismiss the case due to the
ERCs lack of jurisdiction.
Alena Mae S. Flores
By Anna Leah G. Estrada
THE Ayala Group and
taipan Lucio Tan are in
talks for a share swap that
will pave the way for the
consolidation of the Bank
of the Philippine Islands
and the Philippine National
Bank into the countrys
largest lender.
Sources said under the share swap, Tan
would give up his controlling stake in PNB
for a share in BPI, which would be the
surviving entity.
Sources said the Ayala Group would
remain in control of the much larger BPI.
The Ayala Group would have a 33-percent
stake in the new bank while Tan would get
20 percent. Development Bank of Singapore
would own 10 percent.
Both BPI and PNB conrmed Thursday
they were in talks about the merger. We
conrm discussions with the Lucio Tan
Group and will make the appropriate
disclosures in accordance with the PSE
disclosure rules, BPI said in a statement to
the stock exchange.
PNB also said there have been discussions
between the Lucio Tan Group and the Ayala
Group concerning the banks. Both banks
requested for the suspension of trading on
their shares Thursday.
PNB and Allied Banking Corp., another
lender controlled by Tan, are in the process of
consolidating, with PNB as the surviving entity.
PNB had P304 billion in assets as of end-June
while Allied Bank had P177 billion.
Data from the Bangko Sentral showed
that BPIs assets amounted to P720.7 billion
during the same period.
A merger of the three banks would create a
bank with total assets of P1.2 trillion, exceeding
the assets of the current largest bank, BDO
Unibank Inc., with P1.15 trillion.
BPI will become the undisputed no. 1
bank in the industry if the lenders combined,
April Lynn Lee-Tan, head of research at COL
Financial Group Inc., said by phone. Allied
Banks strength is with the Chinese market
and PNBs is with the government, while
BPI has the corporate and consumer base.
PNB also issued a statement concerning
Allied Bank. The Hong Kong Monetary
Authority approved PNB becoming a majority
shareholder and controller of Allied Bank.
The PNB, however, is still waiting for the
approval of the Financial Services Authority
for their United Kingdom operation as well
as the go-signal from the Securities and
Exchange Commission.
Size matters in the banking industry,
Jomar Lacson, an analyst at Campos Lanuza
& Co., said in a phone interview. If its true
theyre merging, it could spur a new round of
consolidation.
Anticipation of further consolidation in the
banking industry boosted the stocks of major
banks Thursday. Rizal Commercial Banking
Corp. climbed 9.4 percent while East West
Banking Corp. rose 7.4 percent. Metropolitan
Bank & Trust Co. advanced 2.3 percent and
Security Bank Corp. was up 1.9 percent.
Ayala Corp. is BPIs biggest stakeholder,
holding 31 percent of the company as of Oct.
12, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Ayala climbed 4.2 percent in Manila. LT
Group Inc., Tans holding company, advanced
1.1 percent. with Bloomberg
By Jenniffer B. Austria
PROPERTY rm Century
Properties Group Inc. said it will
launch new projects aimed at the
affordable market and venture
into retail development to boost
leasing income.
Century Properties co-chief
operating ofcer and managing
director Marco Antonio said in
an interview 50 percent of the
projects to be launched next year
would cater to the affordable
segment.
The company said the projects
include additional phases to
existing development at Azure
Residences in Paraaque and the
Residences at Commonwealth.
The company also plans a new
development in a 50-hectare site
in Novaliches, Quezon City.
Meanwhile, the company
said about 30 percent of project
launching in 2013 would be for
the middle-income market and
the remaining 20 percent for the
high-end market.
Antonio said sales continued
to be robust as the company
attracted Filipinos overseas
and foreigners for its
developments.
Antonio said on the retail
front, future projects would
be mixed-use developments
including commercial and ofce
developments that were expected
to boost recurring income.
He said Century Properties,
known for high-end projects,
was on the lookout for
properties that could be
transformed into a mixed-use
development.
Antonio also reported that
the company sold 10 percent
of its newly launched branded
residential tower in Acqua
Private Residences, which is
a 2.4-hectare development in
Mandaluyong City.
The 50-story tower called
Acqua Iguaza is a collaboration
between Century Properties
and internationally-acclaimed
interior design brand yoo inspired
by Starck, which was founded
by world-renowned French
designer Philippe Starck and the
British real estate entrepreneur
John Hitchcox.
Antonio said he expected sales
of 400 units in the project over
the next ve months. The project
is scheduled for completion by
the last quarter of 2018.
We continue to establish
international collaborations
because the local market has
shown its readiness for branded
real estate, Antonio said. Acqua
Iguaza is the fth condominium
tower in Acqua Residences.
LANDFILL operator IPM Group
of Companies will invest P500
million in listed but dormant
Minerales Industrias Corp.
MIC said in a disclosure to
the stock exchange its board
of directors approved the
subscription of the IPM group of
companies to 500 million MIC
shares worth P500 million.
The shares will be taken out of
an increase in MICs authorized
capital stock previously
approved by shareholders.
Proceeds from the P500-
million investments will be used
to acquire 75 percent in Basic
Environmental Systems and
Technologies Inc., which is also
owned by IPM Group.
Best is engaged in the
contracting and consulting
business for waste management,
public cleansing and general
hygiene to provide comprehensive
waste disposal services.
IPM Group owns IPM
Environmental Services Inc.,
which is engaged in solid waste
collection and disposal in the
country.
IPM, being one of the big
players in solid waste collection
and disposal, operates landll,
including the Payatas landll in
Quezon City.
It also owns several companies
involved in construction,
environmental consultation,
real estate and business process
outsourcing. It is headed by
Isabelita Paredes-Mercado.
MIC will hold a special
stockholders meeting on Feb.
8, 2013 to approve the said
transactions. Jenniffer B. Austria
Iloilo sh port. The Agriculture Department and the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority are
allotting P200 million to rehabilitate and upgrade the 21-hectare Iloilo Fish Port Complex and complete
the construction of a P105-million, 600-meter breakwater. Senator Franklin Drilon (fourth from left)
shared P30 million from his Priority Development Assistance Fund to construct the breakwater. With him
during the ceremonial time capsule laying at the IFPC are Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (fth from
left), Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog (second from right) and PFDA general manager Eduardo Chu (right).
Index to hit 5,800
THE Philippines biggest
fund managers are buying more
consumer and property stocks as
prospects for an investment-grade
credit rating and lower borrowing
costs drive the benchmark index
to a record.
The Philippine Stock Exchange
Index jumped 26 percent this
year through Wednesday, driving
valuations to 15.5 times estimated
2013 earnings, the most among
15 Asian-Pacic markets tracked
by Bloomberg.
BPI Asset Management Inc.s
Paul Joseph Garcia predicts the
Philippine Stock Exchange Index
may climb another 18 percent
through 2013 to 6,500. The gauge
could rise 5.4 percent to 5,800 by
the end of this year, Allan Yu who
helps manage $10.3 billion at
Metropolitan Bank, the nations
second-biggest bank by assets.
The Philippine stock indexs
increase this year compares
with a 13 percent climb by the
MSCI Southeast Asia Index and
the MSCI Emerging Markets
Indexs 7.1 percent advance.
The Southeast Asian measure
trades for 14.1 times estimated
prot, a 25 percent premium to
the emerging-market gauges
multiple of 11.3. Bloomberg
Anchor nets P707m
HIGH-END residential
developer Anchor Land Holdings
Inc. said net prot grew 26 percent
to P706.8 million in the rst nine
months from P560.9 million in
the same period last year, on the
back of higher revenues.
Anchor Land said in a
disclosure to the stock exchange
consolidated revenues in the nine-
month period climbed 42 percent
to P3 billion from P2.1 billion
as the company enjoyed strong
sales and sustained construction
activities in its ongoing residential
condominium projects.
Earnings before interest and
taxes reached P943.67 million,
up from P730.36 million year-
on-year.
Anchor Lands strong nancial
results in the rst nine months
were driven mainly by robust
sales and continuing construction
activities for its current projects,
including Wharton Parksuites,
Anchor Skysuites, SoleMare
Parksuites Phase 2 and Admiral
Baysuites.
The company also started
realizing strong recurring
income from its commercial
developments. Anchor Lands
rental income posted an increase
of 376 percent to P123.9 million
as a result of the full operations
of its One Shopping Center in
Pasay City and the commercial
units in its Mandarin Square
project in Binondo.
Another commercial
development in Pasay City, Two
Shopping Center, also started
to contribute to the increase in
revenue beginning the second
quarter of 2012.
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TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 48,336,002 3,268,852,754.1
INDUSTRIAL 818,549,307 7,067,948,819.65
HOLDING FIRMS 1,214,983,770 1,500,367,966.63
PROPERTY 765,685,873 1,576,394,277.295
SERVICES 443,303,572 1,036,664,497.35
MINING & OIL 3,528,025,171 467,530,613.488
GRAND TOTAL 6,818,883,695 14,917,758,928.51
FINANCIAL 1,469.93 (UP) 24.83
INDUSTRIAL 8,725.17 (DOWN) 14.12
HOLDING FIRMS 4,879.82 (UP) 65.63
PROPERTY 2,096.4 (DOWN) 4.39
SERVICES 1,691.73 (UP) 13.71
MINING & OIL 18,929.79 (UP) 164.44
PSEI 5,534.18 (UP) 33.6
All Shares Index 3,613.66 (UP) 3.73
Gainers: 92; Losers: 75; Unchanged: 41; Total: 208
STOCKS Close
(P)
Change
(%)
Phil. Realty `A' 0.480 14.29
Asia Amalgamated A 4.47 14.03
Boulevard Holdings 0.1740 13.73
Minerales Industrias Corp. 5.48 10.04
Seafront `A' 1.98 10.00
RCBC `A' 57.70 9.90
Manila Mining `B' 0.0650 8.33
Manila Mining `A' 0.0660 8.20
Eastwest Bank 27.65 7.59
Zeus Holdings 0.370 7.25
TOP GAI NERS
STOCKS Close
(P)
Change
(%)
San Miguel'Pure Foods `B' 340.00 (50.00)
Seacem 1.88 (9.18)
Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 3.21 (8.55)
Greenergy 0.0230 (8.00)
Oriental Pet. `A' 0.0180 (5.26)
Oriental Pet. `B' 0.0190 (5.00)
Manchester Intl. "B" 6.00 (4.91)
I-Remit Inc. 2.72 (3.89)
Agrinurture Inc. 7.50 (3.85)
Filipino Fund Inc. 10.24 (3.40)
TOP LOSERS
Stock index climbs
to new all-time high
52 Weeks Previous % Net Foreign
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FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 68.30 70.20 68.25 69.20 1.32 12,264,720 180,931,496.50
595.00 370.00 China Bank 53.70 57.00 53.75 56.00 4.28 618,520 (276,150.00)
2.20 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02 (0.98) 4,000
23.90 13.80 COL Financial 18.40 19.50 18.66 18.66 1.41 1,115,900 18,734,100.00
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 25.70 28.15 25.95 27.65 7.59 4,426,800 25,460,740.00
22.00 7.95 Filipino Fund Inc. 10.60 10.24 10.24 10.24 (3.40) 600
0.95 0.62 First Abacus 0.73 0.76 0.75 0.76 4.11 80,000
89.00 50.00 First Metro Inv. 88.00 88.80 88.00 88.00 0.00 10,980
3.26 1.91 I-Remit Inc. 2.83 2.72 2.72 2.72 (3.89) 16,000 (6,040.00)
650.00 420.00 Manulife Fin. Corp. 490.00 475.00 470.00 475.00 (3.06) 310
39.20 3.00 Maybank ATR KE 21.00 21.50 21.50 21.50 2.38 10,500
102.50 60.00 Metrobank 95.00 97.50 95.05 97.15 2.26 2,023,830 7,977,869.00
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.78 1.80 1.78 1.78 0.00 404,000
95.00 69.00 Phil. Savings Bank 88.00 89.00 88.00 89.00 1.14 30,010
500.00 210.00 PSE Inc. 384.00 387.00 380.20 385.80 0.47 52,610 76,800.00
45.50 29.45 RCBC `A 52.50 59.50 56.00 57.70 9.90 1,700,170.00 28,608,722.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 161.00 168.00 161.00 164.00 1.86 1,233,830 80,105,983.00
1100.00 879.00 Sun Life Financial 975.00 993.50 980.00 993.50 1.90 1,040
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 111.00 118.00 111.00 113.00 1.80 476,460 6,949,000.00
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.16 0.00 47,000 (64,800.00)
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 34.50 34.85 34.05 34.55 0.14 1,466,500 15,698,425.00
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 7.80 7.80 7.50 7.50 (3.85) 236,400 (600.00)
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 2.01 2.11 2.01 2.08 3.48 17,269,000 5,700,010.00
1.62 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.37 1.36 1.36 1.36 (0.73) 20,000
Asiabest Group 19.00 20.00 18.50 19.00 0.00 31,800 (467,882.00)
2.96 2.12 Calapan Venture 4.32 4.20 4.20 4.20 (2.78) 10,000
2.75 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.99 3.00 2.88 3.00 0.33 2,663,000 853,810.00
9.74 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 11.96 11.96 11.72 11.96 0.00 2,509,300
6.41 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 6.82 6.94 6.82 6.84 0.29 12,925,300 25,763,953.00
7.77 2.80 EEI 8.78 8.97 8.78 8.80 0.23 1,104,200 (2,697,121.00)
25.00 5.80 Federal Chemicals 9.90 9.80 9.80 9.80 (1.01) 5,000
19.40 12.50 First Gen Corp. 23.75 23.90 23.50 23.50 (1.05) 1,857,700 17,866,200.00
79.30 51.50 First Holdings A 91.20 91.50 91.05 91.45 0.27 273,470 1,862,549.50
27.00 17.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 17.90 17.40 17.40 17.40 (2.79) 1,000
0.02 0.0110 Greenergy 0.0250 0.0250 0.0230 0.0230 (8.00) 704,000,000 2,500.00
13.10 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 13.40 13.40 13.40 13.40 0.00 42,600
6.00 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 3.95 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.27 26,000 (4,000.00)
2.35 0.61 Ionics Inc 0.630 0.640 0.630 0.630 0.00 31,000 (31,500.00)
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 105.90 107.00 105.90 106.90 0.94 295,540 9,685,606.00
Lafarge Rep 9.72 9.90 9.60 9.65 (0.72) 1,297,400 5,820.00
91.25 25.00 Liberty Flour 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 0.00 1,500
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 2.00 2.00 1.99 2.00 0.00 19,000
LT Group 13.18 13.80 13.10 13.34 1.21 10,285,100 (733,948.00)
1.90 1.11 Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. 1.56 1.56 1.56 1.56 0.00 54,000
3.20 1.32 Manchester Intl. A 6.13 6.28 5.50 5.99 (2.28) 167,300
3.19 1.08 Manchester Intl. B 6.31 6.35 5.52 6.00 (4.91) 98,300
27.45 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 32.15 32.10 30.95 31.30 (2.64) 3,078,600 (31,545,165.00)
6.95 0.75 Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 3.51 3.21 3.21 3.21 (8.55) 1,000
18.10 8.12 Megawide 14.800 14.800 13.540 14.300 (3.38) 767,300 271,950.00
280.60 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 256.50 262.00 256.00 256.80 0.12 548,570 (75,899,270.00)
12.20 7.50 Pancake House Inc. 8.00 8.00 7.60 8.00 0.00 1,200
3.65 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 5.58 5.63 5.47 5.50 (1.43) 2,624,200 (2,537,687.00)
16.00 9.70 Petron Corporation 10.38 10.54 10.38 10.50 1.16 5,174,700 2,846,246.00
13.70 10.20 Phinma Corporation 10.66 10.80 10.80 10.80 1.31 11,200
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.93 9.20 8.95 9.15 2.46 982,900 (157,056.00)
4.42 1.01 RFM Corporation 4.19 4.24 4.17 4.17 (0.48) 1,261,000 1,306,470.00
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.80 0.00 1,000
34.60 26.50 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 34.00 34.00 33.50 34.00 0.00 61,300
129.20 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 109.00 109.20 108.80 109.20 0.18 301,390 11,946,721.00
3000.00 800.00 San MiguelPure Foods `B 680.00 340.00 340.00 340.00 (50.00) 5,910 (1,931,200.00)
2.62 1.25 Seacem 2.07 2.10 1.87 1.88 (9.18) 569,000
2.44 1.73 Splash Corporation 1.74 1.78 1.76 1.78 2.30 106,000
0.196 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.158 0.161 0.158 0.161 1.90 2,430,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.14 1.15 1.13 1.15 0.88 4,078,000
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 78.00 78.45 77.90 78.00 0.00 1,070,740 15,133,185.50
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.24 1.29 1.22 1.22 (1.61) 1,339,000
0.77 0.320 Vitarich Corp. 1.12 1.16 1.09 1.15 2.68 4,105,000 56,500.00
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 7.90 8.02 8.02 8.02 1.52 200
1.22 0.77 Vulcan Indl. 1.55 1.64 1.55 1.62 4.52 6,751,000 (32,200.00)
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.70 0.70 0.68 0.69 (1.43) 2,803,000 69,000.00
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 48.75 48.75 48.50 48.50 (0.51) 1,284,200 13,602,775.00
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.1300 0.1340 0.1260 0.1290 (0.77) 1,127,520,000 13,679,500.00
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 15.28 15.56 15.30 15.50 1.44 11,093,800 62,938,478.00
2.60 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 2.00 2.02 2.00 2.02 1.00 5,119,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 4.88 4.88 4.81 4.81 (1.43) 115,000
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 3.92 4.60 3.86 4.47 14.03 1,286,000 (160,020.00)
2.98 1.49 ATN Holdings A 1.25 1.25 1.05 1.22 (2.40) 778,000
4.16 2.30 ATN Holdings B 1.41 1.40 1.18 1.39 (1.42) 471,000 40,770.00
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 465.00 487.80 465.00 487.80 4.90 981,600 195,899,164.00
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 53.80 54.85 53.20 54.85 1.95 1,297,420 (3,431,435.50)
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.50 4.62 4.50 4.56 1.33 938,000 923,490.00
0.98 0.10 Forum Pacic 0.240 0.239 0.219 0.239 (0.42) 110,000
556.00 455.40 GT Capital 574.00 601.00 575.00 595.00 3.66 217,140 68,150,650.00
5.22 2.94 House of Inv. 5.70 5.80 5.80 5.80 1.75 60,000
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 37.10 37.90 37.00 37.80 1.89 1,386,400 14,180,215.00
4.19 2.27 Jolliville Holdings 7.16 7.20 7.15 7.15 (0.14) 23,000
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 6.21 6.47 6.17 6.43 3.54 7,798,800 7,245,226.00
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.04 1.06 1.04 1.06 1.92 3,654,000 3,150.00
3.82 1.800 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 1.85 1.91 1.84 1.84 (0.54) 1,559,000 (20,410.00)
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.35 4.41 4.32 4.39 0.92 22,653,000 (8,869,970.00)
6.24 3.40 Minerales Industrias Corp. 4.98 5.51 5.00 5.48 10.04 2,553,000 68,590.00
9.66 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 6.02 6.20 6.20 6.20 2.99 200
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0450 0.0460 0.0460 0.0460 2.22 1,100,000
2.20 1.20 Prime Media Hldg 1.180 1.200 1.130 1.160 (1.69) 275,000
0.82 0.44 Prime Orion 0.550 0.590 0.550 0.570 3.64 400,000
2.40 1.01 Seafront `A 1.80 1.98 1.98 1.98 10.00 10,000
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.310 0.310 0.305 0.310 0.00 2,240,000
760.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 831.00 851.50 831.00 834.00 0.36 155,420 (1,961,390.00)
2.71 1.08 Solid Group Inc. 1.88 1.93 1.89 1.90 1.06 178,000
1.57 1.14 South China Res. Inc. 1.11 1.11 1.11 1.11 0.00 100,000
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2700 0.2700 0.2700 0.2700 0.00 500,000
0.620 0.082 Wellex Industries 0.3150 0.3250 0.3150 0.3150 0.00 5,770,000
0.980 0.380 Zeus Holdings 0.345 0.380 0.350 0.370 7.25 3,430,000
P R O P E R T Y
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 2.95 2.99 2.95 2.99 1.36 137,000
0.83 0.42 Araneta Prop `A 0.660 0.680 0.640 0.650 (1.52) 447,000
0.195 0.150 Arthaland Corp. 0.176 0.185 0.185 0.185 5.11 20,000
24.15 13.36 Ayala Land `B 23.30 23.45 23.20 23.25 (0.21) 10,726,900 60,117,810.00
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 5.12 5.19 5.11 5.17 0.98 4,507,000 8,999,547.00
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 4.65 4.66 4.50 4.50 (3.23) 61,000 (145,180.00)
2.85 1.35 Century Property 1.44 1.45 1.42 1.44 0.00 2,164,000 (1,392,500.00)
2.91 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.30 2.30 2.22 2.30 0.00 34,000 22,200.00
1.50 1.05 Cityland Dev. `A 1.10 1.12 1.10 1.10 0.00 78,000 22,400.00
0.092 0.060 Crown Equities Inc. 0.074 0.075 0.070 0.073 (1.35) 5,400,000 (21,000.00)
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 (1.22) 926,000
0.94 0.54 Empire East Land 0.920 0.970 0.910 0.950 3.26 537,665,000
3.80 2.90 Eton Properties 2.92 3.20 2.95 2.95 1.03 634,000 (61,800.00)
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.360 0.365 0.350 0.355 (1.39) 4,280,000 7,050.00
2.74 1.63 Global-Estate 1.87 1.90 1.90 1.90 1.60 42,000
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.59 1.66 1.59 1.60 0.63 46,376,000 23,580,240.00
3.80 1.21 Highlands Prime 1.90 1.90 1.90 1.90 0.00 42,000
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.18 1.18 1.16 1.16 (1.69) 956,000 (665,390.00)
2.34 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.47 2.51 2.47 2.47 0.00 33,480,000 (15,599,160.00)
0.36 0.150 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1630 0.1680 0.1630 0.1650 1.23 2,520,000
0.990 0.089 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.7900 0.8300 0.7800 0.8000 1.27 24,092,000 (633,100.00)
0.67 0.41 Phil. Realty `A 0.420 0.540 0.450 0.480 14.29 10,790,000
38.10 12.60 Phil. Tob. Flue Cur & Redry 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 0.00 3,800 25,000.00
19.94 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 19.26 19.30 18.50 18.70 (2.91) 2,263,800 205,970.00
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 2.70 3.05 2.66 2.87 6.30 680,000 (14,300.00)
2.85 1.81 Shang Properties Inc. 2.87 2.85 2.80 2.80 (2.44) 40,000 (81,200.00)
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 5.94 5.97 5.90 5.90 (0.67) 7,820,800 5,547,245.00
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 14.48 14.66 14.48 14.50 0.14 24,343,500 (13,312,774.00)
0.91 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.67 0.68 0.66 0.67 0.00 294,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 3.62 3.64 3.62 3.64 0.55 35,000 (25,340.00)
0.64 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.540 0.570 0.540 0.570 5.56 410,000
4.66 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 5.100 5.150 5.020 5.100 0.00 25,214,000 (18,611,475.00)
S E R V I C E S
4.72 1.20 2GO Group 2.10 2.10 2.00 2.10 0.00 38,000
42.00 24.80 ABS-CBN 33.30 34.50 33.45 34.20 2.70 445,800
18.98 1.05 Acesite Hotel 1.34 1.33 1.30 1.33 (0.75) 240,000
0.78 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.620 0.620 0.610 0.610 (1.61) 1,472,000
10.92 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.50 9.40 9.30 9.30 (2.11) 51,000
102.80 4.45 Bloomberry 13.50 14.44 13.52 14.14 4.74 17,529,300 (431,238.00)
0.5300 0.1010 Boulevard Holdings 0.1530 0.1780 0.1500 0.1740 13.73 287,490,000 (73,800.00)
24.00 5.20 Calata Corp. 7.24 7.50 7.18 7.20 (0.55) 2,667,200 (354,342.00)
82.50 60.80 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 61.00 62.75 61.00 62.45 2.38 726,340 74,590.00
9.70 5.44 DFNN Inc. 5.30 5.30 5.29 5.29 (0.19) 79,400 195,570.00
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1132.00 1137.00 1131.00 1131.00 (0.09) 39,950 (11,516,490.00)
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 8.40 8.49 8.38 8.40 0.00 1,021,000
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 70.00 70.00 69.45 69.50 (0.71) 909,140 (3,497,028.00)
0.98 0.36 Information Capital Tech. 0.415 0.405 0.405 0.405 (2.41) 50,000
6.80 4.30 IPeople Inc. `A 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 0.00 36,800
4.70 1.75 IP Converge 2.47 2.59 2.50 2.50 1.21 137,000 5,180.00
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.027 0.027 0.026 0.027 0.00 55,300,000 (251,100.00)
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 0.89 0.89 0.84 0.86 (3.37) 34,615,000 1,760,020.00
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 2.4700 2.4100 2.4000 2.4100 (2.43) 11,000
10.30 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 8.54 8.80 8.50 8.66 1.41 1,255,000 (303,027.00)
3.96 2.70 Macroasia Corp. 2.71 2.90 2.90 2.90 7.01 2,000 (5,800.00)
0.84 0.57 Manila Bulletin 0.69 0.69 0.68 0.68 (1.45) 67,000
4.08 1.21 Manila Jockey 2.81 2.80 2.73 2.73 (2.85) 1,792,000 (1,240,230.00)
9.60 6.50 Metro Pacic Tollways 6.26 6.26 6.26 6.26 0.00 7,000
8.58 5.35 PAL Holdings Inc. 5.15 5.20 5.10 5.15 0.00 29,900 (36,050.00)
3.39 1.05 Paxys Inc. 2.84 2.90 2.82 2.82 (0.70) 523,000
71.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 83.75 83.00 82.00 82.00 (2.09) 1,200
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 13.00 12.90 12.60 12.60 (3.08) 94,200 (847,990.00)
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2480.00 2512.00 2482.00 2508.00 1.13 86,145 331,140.00
0.39 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.310 0.320 0.315 0.315 1.61 210,000
30.15 10.68 Puregold 28.85 29.50 28.80 28.80 (0.17) 1,559,400 (8,688,985.00)
STI Holdings 0.97 1.00 0.97 0.98 1.03 28,210,000 (1,265,910.00)
4.75 3.30 Touch Solutions 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 0.00 11,000
3.30 2.42 Transpacic Broadcast 2.02 2.40 2.08 2.08 2.97 2,000
0.79 0.34 Waterfront Phils. 0.440 0.435 0.420 0.435 (1.14) 390,000
Yehey 1.160 1.180 1.160 1.160 0.00 26,000
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.006 0.006 0.0058 0.006 (1.67) 136,000,000
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.65 4.70 4.65 4.70 1.08 50,000
6.22 3.00 Apex `B 4.61 4.62 4.62 4.62 0.22 100,000
20.80 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 17.52 17.52 17.44 17.50 (0.11) 153,800 (267,518.00)
0.345 0.170 Basic Energy Corp. 0.280 0.280 0.275 0.275 (1.79) 1,440,000 156,800.00
29.00 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 0.00 30,600
34.00 21.20 Benguet Corp `B 19.80 19.58 19.80 19.80 0.00 100
2.23 1.05 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.02 1.03 1.01 1.02 0.00 274,000
Coal Asia 1.06 1.08 1.05 1.07 0.94 7,485,000 21,700.00
61.80 6.96 Dizon 17.22 17.30 16.90 17.00 (1.28) 193,700
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.54 0.56 0.55 0.56 3.70 1,919,000 71,500.00
1.81 1.0600 Lepanto `A 0.980 1.010 0.950 1.000 2.04 63,960,000
2.070 1.0900 Lepanto `B 1.040 1.070 1.000 1.050 0.96 20,341,000 (958,770.00)
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0610 0.0660 0.0600 0.0660 8.20 1,910,470,000
0.840 0.570 Manila Mining `B 0.0600 0.0650 0.0600 0.0650 8.33 638,080,000 (789,550.00)
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 16.70 16.82 16.80 16.82 0.72 601,100 2,774,582.00
12.84 2.91 Nihao Mineral Resources 5.58 5.99 5.43 5.43 (2.69) 293,000
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 3.690 3.750 3.660 3.700 0.27 394,000
0.032 0.014 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0190 0.0190 0.0180 0.0180 (5.26) 47,800,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0200 0.0190 0.0190 0.0190 (5.00) 5,000,000 (95,000.00)
7.05 5.10 Petroenergy Res. Corp. 5.85 5.88 5.88 5.88 0.51 20,000
28.25 18.40 Philex `A 13.70 13.92 13.60 13.60 (0.73) 2,961,100 3,267,800.00
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 26.00 27.60 26.00 27.05 4.04 270,500 314,255.00
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.041 0.041 0.040 0.040 (2.44) 326,800,000 473,800.00
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 222.00 224.60 220.00 221.40 (0.27) 445,040 (4,077,098.00)
0.029 0.015 United Paragon 0.0180 0.0190 0.0180 0.0180 0.00 362,800,000
PREFERRED
50.00 23.05 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 33.10 34.85 33.20 33.75 1.96 4,631,500 (45,223,610.00)
580.00 535.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 522.00 522.00 520.00 522.00 0.00 1,740
103.50 100.00 First Gen G 104.10 104.10 104.10 104.10 0.00 1,300
109.80 101.50 First Phil. Hldgs.-Pref. 102.00 101.80 101.80 101.80 (0.20) 7,000
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 8.40 8.70 8.40 8.70 3.57 988,000 4,401,852.00
116.70 108.90 PCOR-Preferred 108.90 108.40 107.00 107.00 (1.74) 15,030
SMC Preferred A 74.90 75.00 74.95 75.00 0.13 1,213,220 (87,865,580.00)
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred B 75.50 75.25 75.25 75.25 (0.33) 4,000
SMC Preferred C 75.40 75.40 75.40 75.40 0.00 41,360
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1008.00 1008.00 1006.00 1006.00 (0.20) 450
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.48 1.48 1.46 1.46 (1.35) 151,000 73,500.00
Coal Asia unit gets tax incentives
RAY S. EANO
Christmas treat. Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay ofcially welcomed the holiday season with a tree
lighting ceremony attended by children under the care of Caritas Cavite, Robinsons Malls and Summit
Ridge Hotels ofcial beneciary. Shown are (from left) Robinsons Malls group property manager Dulce
de Leon, Summit Ridge Hotel manager Pops del Rosario, Summit Ridge Hotel senior marketing manager
Lisette Arena, Rev. Ronel Ilano and Summit Ridge general manager Cora Ang Ley.
THE Board of Investments
approved the application for tax
incentives of Titan Mining and
Energy Corp., a unit of Coal
Asia Holdings, as a new coal
producer in Davao Oriental and
Zamboanga Sibugay with a non-
pioneer status.
Coal Asia said the incentives
included a four-year income
tax holiday from January
2016 or the actual start of
commercial operations, zero-
duty on importation of capital
equipment, spare parts and
accessories and other incentives
given by the BoI.
The impact of these BoI
incentives on the companys
bottom line is very signicant
and can be a catalyst for further
growth. Its revalued earnings
forecast will be a positive driver
of the company stock price, said
Aldo Claparols, a fund manager
at DA Market Securities.
The income tax holiday
will signicantly revalue the
companys 2014 income from
P500 million to P714 million
based on a 30-percent absorption
of supposed tax back into the
companys bottom line which
would result in a PE ratio of
4x making it far and away the
cheapest energy stock in the
PSE, the source said.
Coal Asia chairman Harald
Tomintz lauded the governments
support for projects that would
contribute to industrial growth
and economic upliftment,
particularly in the countryside
and in the southern part of the
country.
The BoI approval of
incentives strongly signies
governments commitment to
pursuing its development thrust
to the local coal industry. Data
from the Department of Energy
reported a historical average of
2.2 million metric tons in local
production. This output tripled
to an average of 6.7 MMT
in the last three years. Coal
Asia, through its subsidiary Titan
Mining, is proud to play a role in
contributing to the continued success
of the industry, Tomintz said.
Coal Asia recently concluded
its capital enhancement exercise
with an initial public offering,
raising P800 million. Of the
proceeds from the IPO, P105
million will be spent for the
completion of the exploration
and feasibility study of the
Davao Oriental mine, P432
million for the development of
the Davao mine, and the balance
for continued exploration at the
Zamboanga Sibugay mine and for
working capital requirements.
STOCKS rose for the fourth day in a row,
sending the benchmark index to a new
all-time high, after the shares of nancial
companies surged with the planned con-
solidation of two major banks to create the
countrys largest.
The Philippine Stock
Exchange index, the 30-company
benchmark, climbed 33 points,
or 0.6 percent, to settle at
5,534.18 on Wednesday, topping
the previous days record nish.
The Senates approval of a
crucial excise tax bill also added
to optimism that the government
will improve its nances.
The heavier index, representing
all shares, added 3 points, or 0.1
percent to 3,615.66, also a record
closing. Gainers outnumbered
losers, 92 to 75, while 41 issues
were unchanged. Value turnover
surged to P14.9 billion.
Shares of nancial companies
surged after Bank of the Philippine
Islands conrmed it was in talks
with billionaire Lucio Tan, who
controls Philippine National
Bank and Allied Banking Corp.,
on a deal that could create the
nations largest lender.
We conrm discussions with
the Lucio Tan Group, Bank of
the Philippine Islands said in a
stock-exchange disclosure. PNB
also conrmed the talks in a
separate ling.
Shares of both banks were
suspended on Wednesday
upon their requests, prompting
investors to bet on stocks of
other banks. BDO Unibank Inc.,
the most actively traded stock,
rose 1.3 percent to P69.20 while
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.
advanced 2.3 percent to P97.15.
Rizal Commercial Banking
Corp. climbed 9.4 percent to
P57.45 while East West Banking
Corp. rose 7.4 percent to P27.60.
Security Bank Corp. was up 1.9
percent to P164.
Ayala Corp., the parent rm
of BPI, moved up 4.2 percent to
P484.60 while Tans LT Group
Inc. rose 1.1 percent to P13.32.
Meanwhile, Asian stock
markets were mostly lower
Wednesday, shedding morning
gains after European Union
ofcials failed to release a loan
payment to debt-mired Greece
and postponed further action until
next week.
European nance ministers
adjourned a meeting in Brussels
without granting Greece the next
installment of an emergency
bailout loan that has been on hold
for months. The 31.5 billion
($40 billion) loan is needed so
that Athens can pay its bills and
avoid running out of cash.
The aid is being delayed until
ofcials can resolve a dispute over
whether to give Greece an extra
two years to get to a point where
it can independently raise funds
on bond markets. Greece has been
locked out of the international
long-term debt market since 2010
and thus relies on rescue loans.
South Koreas Kospi fell 0.4
percent to 1,882.62 after a higher
open. Meanwhile, Australias
S&P/ASX 200 fell further into
negative territory, down 0.3
percent at 4,371.10. Benchmarks
in Thailand, New Zealand and
Taiwan also were lower.
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ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Pacifc Center Building
San Miguel Ave., Pasig City
IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF
THE POWER PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT (PPSA) ENTERED
INTO BY AND BETWEEN BILIRAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
(BILECO), AND (GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP)
ERC Case No________________
BILIRAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (BILECO), AND (GNPOWER
MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP)
Applicants.
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JOINT APPLICATION
ApplicantsBILIRAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (BILECO), AND GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP),by their respective
counsels, respectfully state:
1. BILECOis an electric cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with principal offce
address in Caray-Caray, Naval, Biliran. BILECO is the duly authorized operator of the electric light and power system in the municipalities of Naval,
Biliran, Almeria, Kawayan, Culaba, Caibiran, Cabucgayan, all in the province of Biliran. GMCP is a private entity engaged in the business of power
generation.
2. GMCP is a duly registered limited partnership organized and existing under and by virtue of thelaws of the Republic of the Philippines, engaged in the
business of power generation, and with principal offce address at 1905 Orient Square Building, Don Francisco Ortigas, Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
A copy of the Certifcate of Registration andAmended Articles of Partnership of GMCPis attached hereto as Annex A.
3. GMCP owns and will operate a 2x300MW clean pulverized coal-fred electric power generation facility in Mariveles, Bataan, ("Facility), which is nearing
completion of construction, for the purpose of supplying its customers with environmentally clean electric power commencing in early 2013.
4. n view of the anticipated insuffcient supply of power in 2013 as projected by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the expiration of the power supply
contracts that were entered into by the BILECO,BILECOstarted their solicitation process of acquiring a long-term power supply contracts in order to provide
a continuous and reliable source of power to their member-consumers.
5. After a careful evaluation of the proposals, the respective managements and Boards of Directors of BILECO declared the proposal of GMCP acceptable
and recommended the awarding of the Power Purchase and Sale Agreement (PPSA) to GMCP. A copy of the Sworn Statement ofBILECOdetailing its
selection processesis attached hereto as Annex B.
6. As a result, BILECO entered into a PPSAwith GMCP(attached as Annex C) on 5 November 2012whereinGMCP agrees to provide the power requirements
ofBILECO commencing in early 2013.
7. BILECOand GMCP now jointly seek the Energy Regulatory Commission's (ERC) approval of the subject PPSA that they have entered into.
8. n further support of the foregoing Joint Application and in compliance with the fling requirements of this Honorable Commission as embodied in Rule 20(B), Section
2 of the ERC's Rules of Practices and Procedures as promulgated by Resolution No. 38, Series of 2006, BILECOand GMCPhave attachedhereto the following:
Annex Document
"D GMCP Environmental Compliance Certifcate
"E GMCP Provisional Certifcate of Compliance
"F GMCP Board of nvestment (BO) Certifcate of Registration
"G Details regarding GMCP's Fuel
"H Details regarding transmission projects or grid connection projects necessary to complement the proposed generation capacity including the
identifcation of the parties
" Technical Description of the Facility
"J
DOE Certifcate of Accreditation for GMCP and latest Power Development Plan (2009-2030) showing GMCP as a "Committed Project for early
2013
"K
Details regarding the load forecast projections in accordance with the latest Distribution Development Plan (DDP) of BILECOand the variability of
those projections over the proposed contractual period.
9. The GMCP Purchased Power Rate ("Contract Price) is the price in US Dollars (as adjusted in accordance with Schedule 1 of the PPSA) to be paid
individually by BILECOto GMCP for the purchase of their respective electric capacities specifed in the subjectPPSA. The said Contract Price is comprised
of the relevant Capacity Fee and Energy Fee which may be paid in Philippine Pesos (PhP).
The Capacity Fee is the component of the Contract Price allocated to pay for the cost as well as the operations and maintenance of the Facility and is
designated as the Capacity Fee in Schedule 1 of the PPSA as such may be adjusted from time to time based on BILECOsCapacity Factor.
The Energy Fee, on the other hand, is the component of the Contract Price allocated to pay for the coal, including Government Charges, designated as the
Energy Fee in Schedule 1 of the PPSAs as adjusted from time to time due to changes in the delivered price of coal.
Calculation of the Contract Price for a particular Billing Period will be:
Contract Price = Capacity Fee + Energy Fee
10. The rate determination of the subject PPSA for BILECOis provided below:

Projected 2013 Average
Monthly Quantity
(kWh)
Percent Share
(%)
2013 Average Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted
Average Rate
(kWh)
Supplier 1A 2,127,001 78.64% 4.2373
4.4819 Supplier 1B 577,785 21.36% 5.3823
TOTAL 2,704,786 100%

Projected 2013 Average
Monthly Quantity
(kWh)
Percent Share
(%)
Resulting
Capacity Factor
(%)
2013
Average Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted Average Rate
(kWh)
GMCP 2,127,001 78.64% 96% 4.1646
4.4247 Supplier 1B 577,785 21.36% 5.3823
TOTAL 2,704,786 100%
Rate Reduction (0.0572)
Notes on the Rate Analysis:
1. Analyses and simulations are based on BLECO's projected 2013 hourly load profle using growth from DDP.
2. Supplier 1A and 1B's rates are based on NPC's Visayas Grid Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate including Deferred Accounting Adjustment (DAA)
and Automatic Cost Adjustment.
3. GMCP rate is based on (i) Capacity Fee at Resulting Capacity Factor; (ii) November 14 coal and shipping prices; (iii) November 1 - 14, 2012
FOREX; (iv) exclusive of VAT and Prompt Payment Discount.
ALLEGATIONS IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF APPLICANTSJOINT PRAYER FOR THE IMMEDIATE
ISSUANCE OF A PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
11. BILECO and GMCPreplead the above allegations in support of their prayer for the immediate issuance of a provisional authority.
12. Under Rule 14 of the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, this Honorable Commission is authorized to issue provisional authority or interim relief prior to a
fnal decision, provided that the facts warrant such remedy. The instant application involves such facts warranting the issuance of such provisional authority.
The Applicants respectfully submit that the following facts and circumstances clearly warrant the issuance by this Honorable Commission of a provisional
authority or interim relief in the instant Joint Application. The Applicants, therefore, are constrained to urgently request for a provisional approval pending the
issuance of a fnal order or decision in order to ensure the reliable and steady power supply in BILECOs franchise areas by early 2013.
13. The operation by GMCP of the Facility is a concrete step in averting a power crisis that could hit the Luzon and the Visayasgrids by2013 onwards. n fact,
as stated in a published news article, the DOE has urged distribution utilities, large industrial and commercial users to help in facilitating investments in new
capacity "by frming up and indicating their energy requirements and by signing up for bilateral contracts with power providers to provide stable market. A
copy of the said article is attached hereto as Annex L.
14. GMCP is one of the frst committed major projectssince 2001 that can support the additional capacity needed by Luzon and Visayas regions.
15. Moreover, as shown in the Market Operations Update by the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) held on 15 February 2011 (Annex M),
"numerous price spikes occurred, particularly during the frst half of the year, due to the increased demand and tight supply condition in 2010.
16. t is worthy to note that the Commission has taken cognizant of the integration of the Luzon and Visayas Grids in its Orders and Decisions on the applications
of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation ("PEMC) ("Annex N). Moreover, the DOE has offcially declared the commercial operation of the WESM in
the Visayas Grid and its integration with the Luzon Grid in its Circular No. 2010-11-0012 ("Annex N-1). Further, in PEMC's letter to GMCP dated August 6,
2012 ("Annex N-2), it affrmed that:
(a) GMCP, as generator and Trading Participant from the Luzon grid, may be allowed to declare bilateral contract quantities to a customer from the
Visayas grid; and
(b) The transfer of energy via High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) fromLuzon to the Visayas grid and vice versa shall not, in anyway, hinder the fnancial
contract between Luzon suppliers and Visayas customers.
17. GMCP as it is frst in the market has achieved its fnancial closing and is now nearing the completion of the construction of the Facility. Attached as Annex
O are pictures showing the construction progress of the Facility.
18. t is, therefore, in this context that BILECO and GMCPrespectfully pray that a provisional authority be immediately issued in order that there will be security
of supply for the BILECO and for GMCPto be able to address the expected power shortfall in 2013.
19. Moreover, the early grant of a provisional authority is as important, if not more important, than the fnal approval of the subject PPSA, considering the
timeliness involved before the start of the Facility's commercial operations. At this point, the immediate issuance of a provisional authority would be critical
both to the project proponent and to the distribution utilities, which have signed similar individual PPSAs considering the supply risk and resultant market
price expected in the event that GMCP fails to complete the regulatory requirements under its fnancing arrangements and the subject PPSA.
20. t is also worth noting that the subject PPSAs are on the same terms and conditions as the PPSAs approved by the Honorable Commission for GMCP and
its fourteen (14) distribution utility customers.
21. f provisional approval is not granted, BILECO will be constrained to source their power supply or additional requirements from WESM, and BILECO and its
consumers will be exposed to a bigger risk of the volatility of the rates in the WESM, to the detriment and prejudice of the latter.
22. There is, therefore, an urgent need for the immediate issuance of a provisional authority of this Joint Application so that there will be a continuous supply
and no unnecessary disruption in the power supply of the BILECO. The subject PPSA will enable the BILECO and itsend-users within its franchise areasto
enjoy the competitive power rates that GMCP has offered to the BILECO and avoid being exposed to a bigger risk of the volatility of the rates in WESM.
23. Joint Applicants have agreed to execute an nterim Supply Agreement pending approval of the subject PPSAs and that the interim supply shall commence
as soon as GMCP is commercially available at the WESM and BLECO's existing supply agreements has expired.
24. The instant application is likewise being jointly fled byBILECO and GMCP in line with the frst (1
st
) and ffth (5
th
) WHEREAS clauses of the DOE Circular
No. 2003-12-22 which state:

"WHEREAS, Section 2 of the Republic Act No. 9136, also known as the Electric Power ndustry Reform Act of 2001 or
EPRA, declared as a policy of the State, among others, [t]o ensure the quality reliability, security and affordability of the supply
of electric power, (frst Whereas, Department of Energy Circular No. 2003-12-11, Underscoring supplied.)
"WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 23 of EPRA, all distribution utilities, as designed in the law, SHALL HAVE
THE OBLIGATION TO SUPPLY ELECTRICITY IN THE LEAST COST MANNER TO ITS CAPTIVE MARKET subject to the
collection of retail rate duly approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission; (ffth Whereas, ibid. Underscoring supplied.)
25. Moreover, Section 1 of the same Department Circular categorically mentions the avowed policy of the State that:

"All distribution utilities must henceforth take cognizance and assume full responsibility to forecast, assure and contract for the
supply of electric power in their respective franchise areas to meet their obligations as a distribution utility.(Underscoring supplied.)
26. By way of emphasis, Resolution No. 21, Series of 2005 of this Honorable Commission dated 19 October 2005 directs all distribution utilities to enter into
future bilateral power supply contract with power producers to be subjected to a review by the Commission. (Underscoring supplied.)
27. Public welfare, the Luzon- and Visayas-wide consumers in particular, necessity and interest demand the immediate approval of the instant Joint Applicationas
this will help meet the forecasted capacity shortage in the Luzon and VisayasGrids by early 2013.
28. BILECO and GMCP likewise manifest herein that they have complied with the pre-fling requirements mandated under Rule 3, Section 4(e) of the
mplementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9013 as evidenced by the certifcations issued by the various local government unit's legislative
bodies within their respective franchise areas as well as the affdavit of publication and the newspaper issue on which the instant Joint Application was
published (Annex P).
29. Finally, BILECO and GMCP herein submit their respective Board Resolution(Annexes Q and R) authorizing their respective signatories to execute
the subject PPSA and to fle the instant Joint Application.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, in view of all the foregoing, it is respectfully prayed of this Honorable Commission that pending hearing, the POWER PURCHASE AND
SALE AGREEMENTSdated 5 November 2012 entered into by and between BILIRAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (BILECO)and GNPOWER MARIVELES
COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP) be PROVISIONALLY APPROVED and authorize the parties to implement said PPSAs upon the frst Billing Period ending
on February 25, 2013, and that after due notice and hearing, the same be made permanent, including the rates set forth in paragraph 10 of this instant Joint
Application.
Applicants likewise jointly pray for such other reliefs that may be just and equitable under the premises.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMTTED.
Pasig City.________________ 2012
THE LAWFIRM
OF
MANJARES & MANJARES
Counsel for the BLECO
Suite 211 Jiao Building
No. 2 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
LOURDY D. TORRES AND MANUEL A. TORRES / FRANCHESCA
T. OVALLES
Counsel for the Applicant, GMCP
1905 The Orient Square Building
Don Francisco Ortigas, Jr. Road,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
By:
NORBERTO F. MANJARES, JR
BP OR No. 80032
15 February 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR No. 4061703
15 February 2012 - Marikina City
ROLL NO. 14937
MCLE Compliance No. -001340;
24 August 2010
By:
LOURDY D. TORRES
BP OR NO. 826852
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR NO. 6159440
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
ROLL NO. 13525
MCLE Compliance No. -# 0013831
22 April 2010
By:
NORBERTO F. MANJARES, III
BP OR No. 80033
15 February 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR No. 4061704
15 February 2012 - Marikina City
ROLL NO. 41579
MCLE Compliance No. -0019586;
10 December 2010
jcmanjaresiii@gmail.com
By:
MANUEL A. TORRES
BP OR NO. 826852
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR NO. 6159439
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
ROLL NO. 36340
MCLE Compliance No. -# 0011324
07 April 2010
By:
FRANCHESCA T. OVALLES
BP OR NO. 888758
08 February 2012 - Pasig City
PTR No. 2644294
05 January 2011 - Makati City
ROLL NO. 57346
MCLE Compliance No. -0009225
08 March 2010
REPUBLC OF THE PHLPPNES )
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
, Marlon B. Roa, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That am the GENERAL MANAGER of BILIRAN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (BILECO) the applicant-electric cooperative in the above-
entitled case;
2. That have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own personal knowledge and on the basis
of authentic documents in my possession;
4. That hereby certify that BILECO has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issue/s with the Supreme Court, the
Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of
Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or
agency, hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
--------------------------------------------------------
MARLON B. ROA
Affant
SUBSCRIBEDANDSWORNto before me this __________ day of _______________________, affant exhibited to me his __________________________
issued on ____________________ at __________________.
NOTARY PUBLC
Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012.
REPUBLC OF THE PHLPPNES)
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
, JOHN A. BECKERafter having been duly sworn in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That am the President and COO of GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP) the applicant-company in the above-entitled
case;
2. That have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own personal knowledge and on the basis of
authentic documents in my possession;
4. That hereby certify that GMCP has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issue/s with the Supreme Court, the
Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of
Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or
agency, hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
-----------------------------------------------------
JOHN A. BECKER
Affant
SUBSCRBEDANDSWORNtobeforemethis ______day of ____________________, affant exhibitedtomehisPassport No. _________________________
issued on ____________________ at _________________________________.
NOTARY PUBLC
Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012. (MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
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ManilaStandardToday
extrastory2000@gmail.com business@mst.ph NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
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LandBank, DENR renew greening plan
Complete
retirement
villas eyed
By Julito G. Rada
THE Retirement and Healthcare
Coalition, a group led by foreign
businessmen, asked property developers
to build complete retirement villages to
serve a bigger portion of the increasing
silver market.
Coalition executive director Marc
Daubenbuechel said Wednesday property
developers should look beyond mere
sleeping quarters, as other countries in
the region built their own infrastructure to
get a bigger share of the market.
The increasing numbers of retirees
that are looking for homes outside their
own countries are increasing each year.
The Philippines must be able to cater to
their needs for retirement communities
that t their lifestyle, Daubenbuechel
said.
He said developers in the country should
not just sit back and take foreign retirees
for granted because by 2030, about 25
percent of the worlds population would
be comprised of retirees.
Daubenbuechel said property
developers were contented in offering
sleeping quarters that did not have vital
components on leisure, entertainment,
health and wellness of foreign retirees.
There should be a deeper
understanding of how the players in the
local industry should move forward,
Daubenbuechel said.
The coalition said to further promote and
assist in the development of the country
as a prime retirement destination, it was
holding a series of seminars and forums
with key players in the industry.
By Alena Mae S. Flores
POWER distributor Manila Electric Co.
set its capital expenditure in 2013 at P11
billion, up from over P9 billion spent this
year, to upgrade and maintain distribution
network, the companys chairman said
Thursday.
It [capex] is mainly to
improve the distribution system,
upgrades. Modest amount is
for the smart grid network that
we are experimenting already,
Meralco chairman Manuel
Pangilinan said.
The company teamed up with
General Electric for the smart
grid network, including its
prepaid retail electricity system.
Pangilinan said the distributor
would pilot test the smart grid
network in Angono before the
end of the year and certain parts
of Metro Manila involving 40,000
homes next year.
Pangilinan said Meralco would
fund the P11-billion capital
expenditure from internally
generated funds.
We want to stay ahead of the
curve and put in place more robust
distribution network and also
customer service infrastructure.
Looking ahead, we are making
sure that we are able to serve the
growing demand of our franchise
area, Meralco president Oscar
Reyes said.
Pangilinan said Meralco had no
major expenditures for its power
generation business next year,
including the 600-megawatt coal
project in Subic.
So far, we have no signicant
expenditures next year. There
will be some, if were able to
start construction of the Subic
Bay power plant, but we have
partners there. We can take care
of our share, Pangilinan said.
Meralco earlier said it was
looking at several power
generation projects aside from
the Subic coal plant, such as a
liqueed natural gas facility and
another coal-red power project.
The company expects a full-year
core net income of P16 billion in
2012, after posting a consolidated
core net income of P12.9 billion in
the rst nine months of the year,
up 11 percent from P11.9 billion
a year ago.
Consolidated net income in
the nine-month period reached
P13.6 billion, or 37 percent
higher than P10 billion reported
in 2011.
The rise in our energy sales
volume reects a resilient
economy supported by a
stronger domestic consumption
and higher government
infrastructure spending. We
continue to be optimistic of our
business, having seen the better-
than-expected results and are
committed to implement capital
expenditures to be in excess of
P11 billion to further improve
network reliability, Pangilinan
said.
4 EDC awards. Geothermal leader Energy Development Corp. bagged four Quill awards of excellence for its
environmental and CSR projects, namely Helen, Careers and Binhi. The Quill award is given yearly by the International
Association of Business Communicators to outstanding communication programs. Receiving the awards are (front row,
from left) Lourdes Zaide, Mary Anne Tejada, Ivy Henson, Frances Ariola, Norreen Bautista, Abba Sanchez, Marianne Paje,
Toni Nieva, (back row, from left), Fernando Diaz de Rivera and Dave Devilles.
By Othel V. Campos
THE Environment Department has
renewed a green partnership with
the Land Bank of the Philippines
to rehabilitate some 40 hectares
of degraded areas in six critical
watersheds in the country.
Environment Secretary Ramon
Paje said the banks support to the
National Greening Program further
boosted the water-yield capacity of
watersheds.
The LandBanks Adopt-a-
Watershed Program is a big boost to
the programs objective of improving
the water-yield capacity of watersheds
with an end view of enhancing
agricultural productivity, and also to
protect and improve the remaining
forest cover as natural habitat for our
wildlife, he said.
The agreement calls for the
rehabilitation of 40 hectares of open
and degraded watershed areas in
Bugallon, Pangasinan; San Jose
del Monte, Bulacan; Sapang Dako,
Cebu City; Sitio Canlusong in EB
Magalona, Negros Occidental;
Paquibato district in Davao City; and
in Polomok, South Cotabato.
The rehabilitation effort will start
next year until 2015.
Under the agreement, LandBank
will sponsor the cost of the projects
implementation estimated at around
P200,000 per 10 hectares, or at
least around P800,000 from 2013
to 2015.
It will also provide funds for the
development of the nurseries and
maintenance of the planted seedlings.
The department, meanwhile, will
identify the area for plantation and
provide technical assistance, through
its community environment and
natural resources ofces.
Paje said local communities or
peoples organizations would be
mobilized for site development and
maintenance of the planted seedlings
to ensure their survival.
They will also partake of the
produce and the proceeds from the
fruit trees that will be planted in the
project site, thus, providing them
additional sources for food and
income, Paje said.
LandBanks Adopt-A-
Watershed Program began in 2006
through a joint agreement with the
Environment Department involving
the rehabilitation of some 14 hectares
of open and degraded areas in six
watershed sites.
The revival this year was spurred
by success in growing trees in the
Magat watershed in Isabela in Nueva
Vizcaya; Angat-Ipo in Bulacan; Bago
in Negros Occidental; Binahaan in
Leyte; Lasang in Davao del Norte;
and Silway in South Cotabato.
Meralco readies
P11-b investment
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other world diplomats in shut-
tling between Jerusalem, the
West Bank and Cairo, trying to
piece together a deal that would
satisfy the two foes after a week
of ghting and mounting casu-
alties.
After meeting with Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Ne-
tanyahu in Jerusalem Tuesday
night, Clinton is heading to
the West Bank on Wednesday
morning and later to Cairo.
The two sides had seemed on
the brink of a deal following a
swirl of diplomatic activity also
involving the UN chief and
Egypts president. But sticking
points could not be resolved as
talks--and violence--stretched
into the night.
Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza
with at least 30 strikes overnight,
hitting government ministries,
smuggling tunnels, a bankers
empty villa and a Hamas-linked
media ofce.
At least four strikes within
seconds of each other pulver-
ized a complex of government
ministries the size of a city
block, rattling nearby buildings
and shattering surrounding win-
dows. Hours later, clouds of ac-
rid dust still hung over the area
and smoke still rose from the
rubble.
The impact of the blast de-
molished the nearby ofce of
attorney Salem Dahdouh, who
was searching through les bur-
ied in the debris.
Where are human rights?
he asked, saying ofcials nego-
tiating a cease-re ought to see
the devastation.
In downtown Gaza City, an-
other strike leveled the empty,
two-story home of a well-known
banker and buried a police car
parked nearby in rubble. AP
JERUSALEMThe
US secretary of
state will try on
Wednesday to wring
an elusive truce
deal from Israel
and Gazas militant
Hamas rulers after
earlier efforts to end
more than a week of
ghting broke down
amid a furious spasm
of violence.
BASE OF THE 46TH REGI-
MENT, SyriaAfter a nearly
two-month siege, Syrian
rebels overwhelmed a large
military base in the north
of the country and made off
with tanks, armored vehicles
and truckloads of munitions
that rebel leaders say will
give them a boost in the ght
against President Bashar As-
sads army.
The rebel capture of the base
of the Syrian armys 46th Regi-
ment is a sharp blow to the gov-
ernments efforts to roll back
rebels gains and shows a rising
level of organization among op-
position forces.
More important than the
bases fall, however, are the
weapons the rebels found in-
side.
At a rebel base where the
much of the haul was taken
after the weekend victory,
rebel ghters unloaded half
a dozen large trucks piled
high with green boxes full of
mortars, artillery shells, rock-
ets and ries taken from the
base. Parked nearby were ve
tanks, two armored vehicles,
two rocket launchers and two
heavy-caliber artillery can-
nons.
Around 20 Syrian soldiers
captured in the battle were put
to work carrying munitions
boxes, barefoot and stripped
to the waist. Rebels refused to
let reporters talk to them or see
where they were being held.
There has never been a
battle before with this much
booty, said Gen. Ahmad al-
Faj of the rebels Joint Com-
mand, a grouping of rebel bri-
gades that was involved in the
siege. Speaking on Monday at
the rebel base, set up in a for-
mer customs ofce at Syrias
Bab al-Hawa border crossing
with Turkey, he said the haul
would be distributed among
the brigades. AP
GOMA, CongoA rebel group
believed to be backed by Rwan-
da seized the strategic, provin-
cial capital of Goma in eastern
Congo on Tuesday, home to
more than 1 million people as
well as an international airport
in a development that threatens
to spark a new, regional war, of-
cials and witnesses said.
Explosions and machine-gun
re rocked the lakeside city as
the M23 rebels pushed forward
on two fronts: toward the city
center and along the road that
leads to Bukavu, another pro-
vincial capital which lies to the
south. Civilians ran down side-
walks looking for cover and
children shouted in alarm. A man
clutched a thermos as he ran.
Thousands of residents ed
across the border to Rwanda,
the much-smaller nation to the
east which is accused of funnel-
ing arms and recruits to the M23
rebels.
By early afternoon the gunre
had stopped and M23 soldiers
marched down the potholed
main boulevards, unimpeded.
Their senior commanders, who
the United Nations has accused
of grave crimes including re-
cruiting child soldiers, summary
executions and rape, paraded
around the town in all-terrain
vehicles, waving to the thou-
sands of people who left their
barricaded houses to see them.
The United Nations peace-
keepers, known by their acro-
nym Monusco, were not helping
the government forces during
Tuesdays battle because they
do not have a mandate to engage
the rebels, said Congolese mili-
tary spokesman Olivier Hamuli,
who expressed frustration over
the lack of action by the peace-
keepers. AP
THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Dope-selling coffee shops in Am-
sterdam wont be shutting their
doors to foreign visitors any time
soon, a huge relief to the hundreds
of thousands of tourists who enjoy
a toke or two in the Dutch capital
alongside their excursions on the
canals and to the museums.
Amsterdam welcomed Tuesday
changes in the national govern-
ments drug policies as a green
light to let tourists keep rolling
in to the citys 220 world famous
cafes that sell cannabis, marijuana
and pre-rolled joints alongside
cups of coffee.
On Monday night, Justice Min-
ister Ivo Opstelten sent a letter to
Parliament announcing he was
scrapping a nationwide rollout of
the so-called weed pass that was
designed to keep non-Dutch resi-
dents out of coffee shops.
Beginning earlier this year in
the south of the country, locals
had to apply for a pass to get into
such shops, but non-Dutch resi-
dents were barred in an effort to
crack down on crime and trafc
problems caused by people trav-
elling from neighboring countries
like Germany and Belgium to buy
produce they could not legally get
MUMBAIIndia executed the
lone surviving gunman from the
2008 terror attack on Mumbai
early Wednesday, the countrys
home ministry said.
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a
Pakistani citizen, was one of 10
gunmen who rampaged through
the streets of Indias nancial
capital for three days in Novem-
ber 2008, killing 166 people.
Kasab was hanged in secrecy
at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a jail
in Pune, a city near Mumbai,
after Indian President Pranab
Mukherjee rejected his plea for
mercy.
Union Home Minister Sushil
Kumar Shinde said the home
ministry sent Kasabs mercy plea
to Mukherjee on October 16.
Mukherjee rejected it on Novem-
ber 5, he said.
It was decided then that on
21st November at 7:30 in the
morning he would be hanged.
That procedure has been com-
pleted today, Shinde said.
R.R. Patil, the home minis-
ter for the state of Maharashtra,
where Mumbai is located, called
the execution a tribute to all in-
nocent people and police ofcers
who lost their lives in this hei-
nous attack on our nation. AP
A damaged residential building is seen after it was hit by a rocket red by militants from the Gaza Strip, in the Israeli central city of Rishon Lezion,
near Tel Aviv, Tuesday. A diplomatic push to end Israels nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum. AP
Syrian ghters celebrate the victory on top of a tank
they took after storming a military base in Aleppo,
Monday. AP
WELLINGTONA New Zealand
volcano erupted with a brief blast
of dark ash Wednesday, canceling
ights but causing no signicant
damage. Schoolchildren and dozens
of other hikers who were walking on
trails along the mountains base were
safe.
The eruption of Mount Ton-
gariro, its second in less than four
months, sent a dark ash plume
about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) into
the sky. Authorities issued a no-y
alert above the mountain located in
the sparsely populated area of cen-
tral North Island.
National carrier Air New Zea-
land advised travelers that some of
its ights could be delayed or can-
celed because of the eruption. Air-
line spokeswoman Brigitte Ransom
said two ights had been canceled
by midafternoon.
The New Zealand Herald reported
that about 100 middle-school students
and teachers were safe after they were
hiking on the Tongariro Track at the
base of the volcano when it erupted.
Dozens more adults hiking in the re-
gion were also uninjured. AP
SAN FRANCISCOSan Fran-
cisco shed a vestige of its free-
spirited past as local lawmakers
narrowly approved a citywide
ban on public nudity.
Casting aside complaints that
forcing people to cover up would
undermine San Franciscos rep-
utation as a city without inhibi-
tions, the Board of Supervisors
voted 6-5 on Tuesday in favor
of an ordinance that prohibits
exposed genitals in most public
places, including streets, side-
walks and public transit.
Exemptions would be made
for participants at permitted
street fairs and parades, such as
the citys annual gay pride event
and the Bay-to-Breakers street
run, which often draws par-
ticipants in costumes or various
states of undress.
Supervisor Scott Wiener in-
troduced the ban in response to
escalating complaints about a
group of men whose bare bod-
ies are on display almost daily
in the citys predominantly gay
Castro District. He said at Tues-
days meeting that he resisted for
almost two years, but nally felt
compelled to act.
Its no longer an occasionally
and quirky part of San Francisco.
Rather, in the Castro, its pretty
much seven days a week, Wie-
ner said. Its very much a, Hey,
look what I have mentality.
Wieners opponents on the
board said a citywide ban was
unnecessary and would draw po-
lice ofcers attention away from
bigger problems. Supervisor
John Avalos also expressed con-
cerns about what the ordinance
would do to San Franciscos im-
age. AP
Pre-rolled joints in this le photo are seen on an English language
menu listing the variety of hash and marijuana on sale at The Green
House coffee shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. AP
Elmo actor resigns
NEW YORKElmo puppe-
teer Kevin Clash resigned from
Sesame Street on Tuesday
amid allegations he sexually
abused underage boys, bring-
ing an end to a 28-year career
in which he turned the furry red
monster into one of the most
beloved--and lucrative--charac-
ters on TV and in toy stores.
Personal matters have di-
verted attention away from the
important work Sesame Street
is doing and I cannot allow it to
go on any longer, the 52-year-
old performer said in a state-
ment. I am deeply sorry to be
leaving and am looking forward
to resolving these personal mat-
ters privately.
His departure came as a 24-
year-old college student, Cecil
Singleton, sued Clash for more
than $5 million Tuesday, ac-
cusing the actor of engaging in
sexual behavior with him when
he was 15. AP
Detained for Twitter joke
BEIJINGHundreds of Chinese
Internet users are rallying around
a Beijing blogger whos been de-
tained by police after posting a
joke on Twitter about the pivotal
Communist Party congress.
Zhai Xiaojuns Nov. 5 tweet
suggested the next movie in the
Final Destination horror fran-
chise would be about the Great
Hall of the People collapsing
on party delegates.
The tweet said, An earth-
shaking debut will be seen at
the global premiere on Nov. 8!
which is when the weeklong
congress began.
A Beijing police ofcer who
would only give his surname, Sun,
said Wednesday that Zhai was be-
ing investigated for spreading ter-
rorist information.
Zhais supporters call the al-
legation absurd. More than 400
people have signed an online
petition urging authorities to
release him. AP
their hands on back home.
Opstelten says he still wants only
Dutch residents allowed into coffee
shops, but is leaving it up to local
authorities to enforce the ban.
We are happy with the plans
presented by Minister Opstelten
because he is focused on trying to
decrease criminality around coffee
shops, Amsterdam municipality
spokeswoman Tahira Limon told
The Associated Press. He also
said that cities or municipalities
have room to look at what works
for them and for Amsterdam this
also means tourists can continue
to visit coffee shops.
Coffee shops have been toler-
ated for years in the Netherlands.
Advocates argue they reduce
crime and health problems by
regulating the sale of soft drugs.
Limon said the new policy
gives us room to actually make
sure we do what is best for Am-
sterdam and that is allowing tour-
ists [to visit coffee shops] because
if we dont do that we fear there
would be an increase in illegal
street trade that comes with safety
and health risks.
In the new policy, Opstelten also
announced that coffee shops will be
banned from selling cannabis and
marijuana containing more than 15
percent THC, the naturally occur-
ring chemical that gives marijuana
smokers a high. AP
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
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THE Rags2Riches (RIIR) by Aranaz Holiday
Collection 2012 is another collaborative project
between the Rags2Riches Organization and Amina
Ar anaz-Alunan, the countrys bag designer
extraordinaire.
Named Nudos, the Spanish
translation for knots, the
second collaboration of RIIR and
Aranaz exudes striking boldness
and enduring elegance. RIIR and
Amina Aranaz-Alunan has raised
the fashion ante by making eco-
ethical style a fashion statement.
My inspiration for the Nudos
collection was conceived from
this lovely book my mom gave
me months before. The book is
about making knots, and I decided
to showcase different types of
knotting by playing around with
the scrap fabrics, said Amina.
Also for the 2012 RIIR
Holiday Collection, I highlighted
the use of our local indigenous
material called Tnalak, which I
exclusively get from the island
of Cotabato. After a lot of talking
with the RIIR, I handed them over
my new designs and presented
my knotting techniques. I am
very happy with the way the
RIIR artisans interpreted my
sketches, she added.
The Rags2Riches artisans are
known for their weaving skills
as they primarily use upcycled
scrap fabric to earn a living. The
versatility of the fabric lends
itself nicely to different textures
and techniques, which resulted
to out-of-the-box, stylish fashion
pieces like cocktail clutches
and accessories RIIR have been
known for. RIIRs collections
have captured the attention
of the fashion world since it
launched eco-ethical style in
the Philippines in 2007. It has
Rags2Riches,
By Marane A. Plaza
Media
personality
Ces Drilon
poses for a
picture with
an Aranaz
creation
for the
Rags2Riches
Holiday
Collection by
Aranaz.
Fashion
blogger
Alyssa La-
pid poses
with an
Amara
clutch and
a Lazo
necklace,
both part
of the Rag-
s2Riches
Holiday
Collection
by Aranaz.
Amina Aranaz-Alunan with her muses a domed with different clutches and
necklace from the Holiday Collection by Aranaz for Rags2Riches. From left:
Aranaz-Alunan, Tricia Gosingtian, Camille Co, Danika Navarro, Alyssa Lapid,
Patricia Prieto, and Kryz Uy.
gained a steady following among
fashion cliques in Manila, Asia
and Europe, with illustrious
personalities being seen donning
an ensemble with an RIIR piece.
This year, the well-respected
designer took note of the
signicant growth of the artisans
in terms of techniques and
creativity.
The moment I handed the
group my design sketches for
the Nudos collection, I was kind
of expecting a number of calls
asking me about my knotting
techniques. But none of that,
they were good on their own. I
was so proud because they have
really evolved into these highly-
skilled fashion professionals
and Im honored to witness how
they interpreted my design ideas
and transformed them into these
statement pieces, she said..
The collection is bursting
with rich colors, distinct textures,
avant garde designs and intricate
weaving techniques. Presented
in a visually stimulating art
installation as its backdrop, the
latest line of must-have bags
and accessories were showcased
alongside haute couture gowns
provided by Tina Daniac,
while music by internationally-
acclaimed violinist Coke Bolipata
and pianist Jourdann Petalver
created the ambient mood during
the exclusive black and gold affair.
The adherence to eco-
ethical style makes every RIIR
accessory one-of-a-kind. The
stand-out piece is called the
Amara, a braided clutch with
wooden frame accent, removable
antique chain strap and magnetic
closure. Its relaxing hue is perfect
for a lady whos on the go both
day and night with her various
shenanigans with her girls, as it
exudes casual elegance.
Cuadrada, my personal
favorite, breathes subtle
sophistication with its eye-
candy color and lovely style.
This molded clutch in abaca
with knotted ball accent, quilted
cotton lining and magnetic
closure is the right pick for an
all-nighter formal party in the
metro.
The clutch line-up also
includes Lazada, a molded
clutch in abaca with braided
trim detail and knotted cotton
ap with magnetic closure;
Sobre, an envelope clutch in
x-small basket weave, jute ap
and knotted braided accent with
interior pocket; and Cartera, a
purse in knitted cotton x-small
basket weave, knotted ball puller
and cotton lining with interior
pocket. Pulsera, a cuff bracelet
with knotted braid accent and
vachetta leather with golden
snap closure, simply commands
attention. Lazo, a necklace
with three cotton knot pendants,
braided cotton strap with braided
string, antique chain and suede
string accents, is reminiscent of
vintage sophistication. Cuello,
a knotted cotton braid choker
with braided string, antique
chain and suede string strap,
transcends the unique balance of
restraint and innovation.
RIIR by Aranaz Nudos
Holiday Collection is an
audacious attempt to bring
fashion forward. Each stylish
piece is unique and exquisite. It
speaks to the chic, independent,
elegant and empowered women
of today who embody the
eco-ethical lifestyle, said
Rags2Riches president Reese
Fer nandez.
The Nudos RIIR by Aranaz
Holiday Collection 2012
also features rings, as well as
necklaces. For domestic purchase
orders, e-mail domestic.sales@
rags2riches.ph. For international
purchase orders, please
e-mail international.sales@
rags2riches.ph.
dotcom
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REDEFINING STANDARDS
Robinsons Land Corp. introduces its
latest condominium development that
is as precious as a gemstone
The Iggy
TODAY Manila Standard
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2012
MAGIC MEALS
For the rst time, you can now
cook mouth-watering recipes in
a rice cooker
Lamb burger
CRAVING for burger made of lamb patty? Or just curious to
try one? Dine to your hearts delight as the fast casual gourmet
burger chain Brothers Burger introduces a different burger
experience with the new Brothers Lamb Burger, with french
fries on the side.
Brothers Lamb Burgers half pound, ame-broiled lamb
patty is smothered with a generous amount of pesto and feta
cheese that enhance the pattys already-mouthwatering avor.
Together with Brothers Burgers French Frieslong and
thickly-cut skin-on potatoes fried to golden perfection and
seasoned with salt and pepperyou get a delicious and satisfying
meal that will surely satiate your comfort food cravings.
food crawl
Holiday serendipity
IT IS indeed the season to be merry and discover something that is
irresistible and delicious. Have a delightful Christmas treat with the
all-new Srendipiut ice cream by Yellow Cab.
Serendipity ice cream is the perfect combination of two delicious
desserts: cheesecake and ice cream. Smooth, rich, and creamy
cheesecake ice cream is made more irresistible with chewy graham
cookie bits, making this delicious, new variant from Yellow Cab worth
every bite at only P140 per can.
Yellow Cabs special offering of its New York cheesecake
premium Serendipity ice cream puts a sweet ending to holiday
meals with loved ones, for a more memorable, pleasurable, and
extra-special experience.
Aranaz in 2
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collaboration
Sugar rush
CHRISTMAS has always
been one of the countrys
most celebrated holidays as it
combines a lot of the things that
we Filipinos love: festivities,
family, friends and a legitimate
reason to indulge in our love for
desserts. To satisfy everyones
sweet tooth, KFC introduces
dessert-inspired Krushers
avors made especially for the
holiday season.
The Christmas Krushers
line includes two so good
avors that everyone is sure to
enjoy Double Dutch and Sans
Rival. The Double Dutch Krushers is a decadent choco-vanilla drink with
chocolate and soft marshmallow bits, while the Sans Rival Krushers is a
rich buttercream drink with crunchy meringue bits.
This year, KFC is making the Christmas Krushers even more
special by offering customers the option to have their favorite
Krushers flavor topped with frothy whipped cream. The Double
Dutch and Sans Rival Krushers are now available in all KFC stores
nationwide for only P75.00.
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NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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THE rainy season brings much
hope as it provides sustenance
in terms of agriculture as well as
reinvigorates the earth. Howev-
er, excessive rainfall does have
its downside, as oods and other
calamities, and their attendant
health concerns, also become
frequent during this season.
Besides the structural damage
that extreme weather sometimes
brings there are problems that
people and families deal with
on a more personal level. Dur-
ing these times the population
experiences a signicant spike
in the incidence of various dis-
eases and illnesses related to the
rains and the damp.
One specic part of the body
that is especially prone to dis-
eases is the eye. Because they
are extremely sensitive, the
eye is very susceptible to vari-
ous issues especially since the
rainy season brings viral, bac-
terial, and fungal infections
less common during drier
times of the year.
The premium ophthalmic
care provider American Eye
Center identies these season-
al eye and offers some advice
on how to treat and prevent
specic cases.
Conjunctivitis, commonly
known as pinkeye, is an infec-
tion caused by the inammation
of the conjunctiva, which is the
thin clear tissue that lies over
the white part of the eye and
lines the inside of the eyelid.
The disease can be attributed
to many factors such as allergic
reaction to certain type of sub-
stances; irritation caused by dirt,
smoke, or chemicals; as well as
bacteria and viruses. Cases of
pinkeye should be handled with
care because the infection is
highly communicable.
Some common symptoms as-
sociated with pinkeye include
redness in the white of the eye
or inner eyelid, discharge com-
ing from the eye that crust over
the eyelids, itchy or burning
eyes, blurred vision, and in-
creased sensitivity to light.
Although conjunctivitis
might not be a serious health
risk it is highly encouraged to
have the eye diagnosed by a
specialist since treatment begins
with determining the infections
extent and its cause.
While treatment for various
types of pinkeye is available and
accessible, prevention is still the
best way to avoid catching it.
Observing simple practices like
frequent hand washing, avoid-
ing contact between the hands
and eyes, changing bed covers
often and avoiding reuse of tow-
els, washcloths, and handker-
chiefs should do the trick. Avoid
sharing, and observe regular
replacement of, eye cosmetics;
the proper use of contact lenses
will also minimize chances of
acquiring the infection.
Corneal ulcer occurs when
erosion on the surface of the
cornea develops through in-
ammation due to infection or
injury. This condition is very
serious and must be treated
promptly to avoid lasting prob-
lems like severe loss of vision or
even blindness.
Common causes of corneal
ulcer include viruses, bacteria,
injury, fungi, amoebas, severe
allergic disease, as well as in-
adequate eyelid closure. At its
onset, symptoms of the condi-
tion are very obvious. Patients
may suffer redness, tearing,
discharge, blurry vision, itch-
ing or burning sensation, light
sensitivity, and formation of a
white spot on the cornea. Be-
cause the cornea is very sen-
sitive, corneal ulcers tend to
produce severe pain.
Its best to immediately con-
sult with an eye expert as soon
as symptoms arise in order to
evaluate the situation and begin
treatment. Antibiotics, antiviral
or antifungal medications, as
well as different eye drops are
prescribed by doctors to treat the
condition. However, preventive
measures such as protecting the
eye from small particles, as well
as proper use and maintenance
of contact lenses will save you
much grief.
Protect
yourself
against eye
infections
By Ed Biado
THE average bed has a lifespan
of 10 years. During that time,
you could have gotten married,
had kids, been promoted and ex-
perienced a lot of life events
some important, others not so
muchand your nightly com-
panion has been with you every
step of the way.
A new study conducted by
UK-based bedding
company Dreamland
reveals that the bed,
as mundane and of-
ten taken for granted
as it is, actually is
witness to plenty of
everyday activities.
And if your bed could
talk, it would say
things about you that you prob-
ably dont even realize, like how
many times youve gotten laid.
The research found that a
10-year-old bed would have
hosted 720 arguments (six every
month), 3,640 cuddles, 4,160
kisses and 480 sex sessions. Half
the arguments are about hogging
the blanket.
The bed is not just used in
sleeping and under-the-covers
activities, so it seems, because
it would have been an acces-
sory to 120 breakfasts in bed
and 240 books read, according
to the survey answered by 2,000
respondents in the United King-
dom. Out of the 10 years, they
spent almost three and a half
years (eight hours and 15 min-
utes a night) lying in bed. Time
spent sleeping totals two years
and eight months (six and a half
hours a night).
Technology is getting its fair
share of our precious time in bed
as well. A little less than 39 hours
of the 10-year period is taken up
by talking on the phone, almost
48 whole days watch-
ing TV or DVDs and
over 70 days check-
ing social networking
sites while snuggling
under the covers. Of
which, 3,650 tweets
would have been
posted. We would
also have sent 4,160
emails and 14,600 text messages
before dozing off and/or right af-
ter waking up.
Because of electronic devices
and everything wireless, pro-
fessional and social activities
have invaded the space that was
once exclusively associated with
sleep and relaxation. Many peo-
ple nowadays feel the need to
be connected even in their most
intimate and personal moments
while others have no choice but
to check their work email before
switching off the bedside lamp.
And thats probably why theyre
either not sleeping well or not
getting enough sleep.
In fact, most people would not
mind using a chunk of their sav-
ings just to own even a few of
these precious gemstones such
as sapphires, which are known
for its immaculate beauty, con-
stancy, durability and hardness,
and whose values are known to
appreciate over time.
The same highly regarded
qualities are likewise mirrored
in the latest condominium de-
velopment of Robinsons Land
Corp., the Sapphire Bloc, which
promises to redene anew the
standards of a sophisticated
metro lifestyle.
Bedtime activities
in numbers
A cooking
innovation
for busy
lifestyles
Strategically located in the center of the bustling Ortigas District, The Sapphire Bloc, a four-tower residential and commercial development, will sit on a 8,421 sqm. property bound-
ed by Sapphire, Garnet and Onyx Roads.
Artists perspective of The Sapphire Blocs landscaped garden.
The Sapphire Bloc Kiddie Pool
REDEFINING
STANDARDS
INVESTMENTS
made on gemstones
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a wise and promising
venture.
Strategically located in the
center of the bustling Ortigas
District, The Sapphire Bloc, a
four-tower residential and com-
mercial development, will sit on
a 8,421 sqm. property bounded
by Sapphire, Garnet and Onyx
Roads.
It is envisioned to become
the newest stand-out leisure
destination in the area, as The
Sapphire Bloc will be offering
its future residents a comfort-
able and convenient lifestyle
through its well-designed resi-
dential towers and a unique
commercial lifestyle bloc com-
ponent on its ground oor.
Robinsons Land Corporation
aims to set the new standard in
residential developments in its
home, the Ortigas Central Busi-
ness District. With this in mind,
The Sapphire Bloc will be Or-
tigas Biggest Lifestyle Bloc,
said Mybelle Ar agon-GoBio,
vice president for Business De-
velopment and Financing.
The end goal, simply put, is to
satisfy the discerning needs and
wants of the active and career-
oriented individuals, whose life-
styles demand the satisfaction
and convenience of owning an
abode at the heart of the city. By
owning a unit at The Sapphire
Bloc, future residents are thus
guaranteed accessibility to all
things that matter to them, with
some of these choice destina-
tions now even made reachable
by foot.
Among these top-notch ame-
nities that will guarantee utmost
comfort are function rooms, pri-
vate theater, game room, tness/
gym, adult swimming pool, kid-
die pool, pool deck, massage/
sauna rooms, lawn, childrens
playground, gazebo, viewing
deck and landscaped areas.
Rising 38 stories high, The
Sapphire Bloc will have a total of
414 units with cuts ranging from
30 sqm to 37.3 sqm for a one-
bedroom unit (priced anywhere
between P3 million and P4.08
million); 45.5 sqm to 60 sqm for
a two-bedroom unit (P4.9 mil-
lion to P6.6 million); and97 sqm
for a three-bedroom unit (P10.42
million to P10.6 million).
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To prepare the dish of your
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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
C3
ManilaStandardTODAY
online.editor@manilastandardtoday.com
Marlon Magtira, Editor
Tech
ManilaStandardToday
How to recognize
and dispense with
Web site malwares
THE Internet continues to be popular
among us, with many even considering it
a necessity. Recent gures reveal some 30
million Filipinos benetting from it from
doing research, reading news, shopping
and connecting with families and friends
through social networks.
However, virus authors have
been creating malicious software
specically designed to infect web-
sites. The idea is to infect a website
and let the infection spread by infect-
ing the PCs of the sites visitors. Un-
fortunately, it is highly probable that
even website administrators might
not know their sites are infected.
In a recent report, Kaspersky Lab
security researcher Marta Janus re-
vealed that website owners would
complain of false alarms whenever
a Kaspersky Lab product blocks ac-
cess to their portal, believing they do
not host any malicious content.
Unfortunately, they are wrong
in most cases and malicious scripts
are indeed found within their web-
sites, injected into their sites origi-
nal code, said Janus.
These scripts redirect visitors
to malicious websites. The execu-
tion of malware is usually com-
pletely invisible to the user, who
sees the Web site appearing to op-
erate as usual, she said.
This is a result of drive-by down-
load where the computer becomes
infected just by visiting a Web site
which contains malicious code; ex-
ploiting vulnerabilities in software
running on the users computer (e.g.
Java, Flash, PDF viewers, browser
plug-ins) to silently install itself on
an infected machine.
Cybercriminals have differ-
ent evil goals in creating malicious
codes, according to Janus. These
include widening their targets for
spamming and phishing, stealing
content and passwords, hijacking In-
ternet trafc, and promoting illegal
activities, among others.
Generally speaking, theres
nothing new here. It is indirect nan-
cial gain that drives cybercriminals
to infect websites, said Janus
Identifying the culprit
Typical signs of a malware-in-
fected website include the follow-
ing: (i) users complain that the Web
site is blocked by the browser or se-
curity software, (ii) website is black-
listed by Google or added to some
other database of malicious URLs,
(iii) signicant change in trafc and/
or drop in search engine rankings,
(iv) Web site does not work prop-
erly, displays errors and warnings;
and (v) after visiting the Web site,
computers exhibit strange behavior.
The infections usually remain
unnoticed for a long time, often be-
cause of the level of sophistication
of the malware. Some of these mal-
wares codes are usually obfuscated
or obscured, thus misleading the
administrator that their Web site is
uninfected.
Cleaning tools
If there are symptoms of possible
infection, the website has to be de-
activated until the problem has been
resolved, according to Janus. This is
essential, as every moment of delay
acts in favor of the cybercriminals,
exposing more potential victims to
the problem and spreading the infec-
tion over the Internet. The adminis-
trator also needs to check the server
logs to see if there are any suspicious
activities, like strange requests from
IP addresses located in unlikely
countries, and so on.
Next, back up the contents of
an infected site, and run a Web site
scanning tool using online or in-
stalled security applications, and
manually removing the infection.
The latter method requires utmost
care, as it means having to look at all
the codes in the infected website and
nding out codes that look obscure
and unreadable.
Code obfuscation is a com-
mon technique for malware writ-
ers and it is relatively unusual for
any other website-related software.
If you havent obfuscated the code
yourself, you have every reason to
be suspicious about it. Do be care-
ful, thoughnot all obfuscated code
will prove malicious added Janus.
Website security basics
Nothing beats having all the pre-
ventive measures than just the cure
for malware attacks. Janus empha-
sized on a number of basics that Web
site administrators must do to ensure
the safety and security of their Web
sites and their visitors:
1. Use of strong passwords
Passwords are the foundation of
server security, and they should be
changed on a regular basis.
2. Being up-to-datePerform
regular updates. Cybercriminals tend
to exploit vulnerabilities in software,
no matter whether the malware is
aimed at PC users or at websites and
web servers. All the software that
you manage from your server ac-
count should be the newest possible
versions and every single security
patch should be applied as soon as
they are released. Keeping all soft-
ware fully patched and up-to-date
will decrease the risk of an exploit-
based attack. A regularly updated
list of known vulnerabilities can be
found on http://cve.mitre.org
3. Creating frequent backups
Having a clean copy of server
content will certainly save you a
great deal of time and effort not to
mention that a fairly recent backup
may prove very useful when deal-
ing with other problems, as well as
infection.
4. Regular le scanning Even
if there are no visible infection
symptoms, its good practice to scan
all server les once in a while.
5. Taking care of PC security
As a great deal of website malware is
spread with the use of infected PCs,
the security of the desktop computer
used to manage your website is one
of the most important aspects of
website security.
6. Server hardening If you own
the server, you should pay attention
to conguring it as securely as
possible. Such activity may include,
but is not limited to: (i) removing all
unused software, (ii) disabling all
unnecessary services and modules,
(iii) setting appropriate policies for
users and groups, (iv) setting secure
permissions or restricting access
to certain les and directories,
(v) disabling directory browsing,
(vi) collecting log les, which are
checked for suspicious activity
on a regular basis, and (vii) using
encryption and secure protocols.
Christian Cardiente
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
REGION III
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
BULACAN 2
nd
DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Pulong Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan

November 16, 2012
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH) of Bulacan 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, through the Fund 101 GAA - DPWH
Regular Infrastructure Program CY 2013 and DPWH Flood Control Program CY 2013, invites
contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects:
1. Contract ID: 12CD0292
Contract Name: Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved) of Eastern Bulacan Road,
K098+000 - K0100+000, Doa Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Contract Location: Doa Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Concreting of road/Slope protection; L= 1,480 l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 48,999,859.80
Contract Duration : 210 calendar days
2. Contract ID: 12CD0293
Contract Name: Repair/Rehabilitation of Damaged Existing Dike along Palasan
River, Obando, Bulacan, Phase I, Sta. 00+000 Sta. 0+238
Contract Location: Obando, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Slope Protection/Steel Sheet Pile/Concrete Sheet Pile, L= 244.00
l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 46,255,665.68
Contract Duration : 230 calendar days
3. Contract ID: 12CD0294
Contract Name: Repair/Rehabilitation of Damaged Existing Dike along Palasan
River, Obando, Bulacan, Phase II, Sta. 00+493 Sta. 00+743
Contract Location: Obando, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Slope Protection/Steel Sheet Pile/Concrete Sheet Pile, L= 255.80
l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 48,509,101.23
Contract Duration : 240 calendar days
4. Contract ID: 12CD0295
Contract Name: Construction of Flood Control Wall along Palasan River, Obando,
Bulacan Phase IV, Sta. 1+364 Sta. 1+614 (Right Side)
Contract Location: Obando, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Slope Protection/Steel Sheet Pile/Concrete Sheet Pile, L= 255.80
l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 48,509,101.23
Contract Duration : 240 calendar days
5. Contract ID: 12CD0296
Contract Name: Construction of Flood Control Wall along Palasan River, Obando,
Bulacan Phase X, Sta. 2+580 Sta. 2+818 (Right Side)
Contract Location: Obando, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Slope Protection/Steel Sheet Pile/Concrete Sheet Pile, L= 244.00
l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 46,255,665.68
Contract Duration : 230 calendar days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of R.A.
9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of bid.
To 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, interested Contractor must also submit the photo copy and original
(for authentication purpose and issuance of Bid Documents) of the following documents: 1.
Class A Documents (contained in the Contractors Registration Certifcate) (CRC), 1.1 Legal
Documents: a) DTI Business Name Registration (DTI) or SEC Registration or CDA; b) Valid
and Current Mayors Permit/Municipal License; 1.2. Technical Documents; a) Valid Joint
Venture Agreement, in case of J.V., b) Valid PCAB License and Registration c) Certifcate of
Materials Engineer Accreditation duly certifed by the Authorized Managing Offcer (AMO), d)
Latest copy of AMO course Seminar, e) Certifcate of Safety Offcer Seminar from DOLE, f)
Document Request List (DRL) g) Latest CPES Rating; 1.3. Financial Documents; a) Prospective
bidders Audited Financial Statement for the preceding calendar which should not be earlier
than 2 years from the date of bid submission; b) Prospective bidders computation of its NFCC.
The LOI must be submitted by the Authorized Liaison Offcer as specifed in the Contractors
Information (CI). Submission of LOI by persons with Special Power of Attorney shall not be
allowed. Contractors who will purchase bid documents and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH & PHILGEPS, (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 will
only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue
the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at
the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders Until 10:00 A.M. of December 11, 2012
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents From: November 20, 2012 up to 10:00 A.M. of December 11, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference 2:00 P.M. of November 27, 2012
4. Submission of Bids Deadline: 10:00 A.M. of December 11, 2012
5. Opening of Bids December 11, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Bulacan 2
nd
District
Engineering Offce, Pulong Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, upon payment of a non-refundable
fee for Bidding Documents Twenty Thousand Pesos (Php 20,000.00). Prospective bidders may
also download the Bidding documents (BDs), from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective
bidders that will download the BDs from 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 accompanied by a bid security, in the
amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs
in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall
contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second
envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the
Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH-Bulacan 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.) ALEJANDRO B. CENTENO
BAC Chairman
NOTED:
(Sgd.) ERELINA B. SANTOS
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region VII
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce
Guindulman, Bohol
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH, Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol, through its Bids and
Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors and suppliers to apply to bid for the following contracts:
I. Advertisement Number: A 111-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Water Works System
2.) Contract Location : Abaca, Mabini
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for construction of
Waterworks system, Abaca, Mabini
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 111,371.00
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 100.00
II. Advertisement Number : A 112-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Water Works System
2.) Contract Location : San Roque, Mabini
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for construction of
Waterworks system, San Roque, Mabini
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 111,357.25
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 100.00
III. Advertisement Number : A 113-12
1.) Contract Name : Rehab. of Water Supply System
2.) Contract Location : Bonkokan Ubos, Lila, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for Rehabilitation of Water
Supply System, Bonkokan Ubos, Lila
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 139,717.40
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 100.00
IV. Advertisement Number : A 114-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Multi-purpose Building (Brgy. Health Center)
2.) Contract Location : Can-ayaon East, Garcia-Hernandez, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for construction of Const.
of MPB, Can-ayaon East, Garcia-Hernandez, Bohol
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 211,443.40
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 200.00
V. Advertisement Number : A 115-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Two (2) Classroom School Building, Bangwalog H/S
2.) Contract Location : Bangwalog, Duero, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for construction of Two
(2) CL S/B, Bangwalog H/S, Bangwalog, Duero
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 526,183.92
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 500.00
VI. Advertisement Number : A 116-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Two (2) Classroom School Building, Bangwalog H/S
2.) Contract Location : Bangwalog, Duero, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Labor for the construction of Two (2) CL S/B, Bangwalog H/S,
Bangwalog, Duero
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 186,097.88
5.) Contract Duration : 45 Calendar days
VII. Advertisement Number : A 117-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Two (2) Classroom School Building, Bulawan E/S
2.) Contract Location : Bulawan, Mabini, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for construction of Two
(2) CL S/B, Bulawan E/S, Bulawan, Mabini
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 526,183.92
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 500.00
VIII. Advertisement Number : A 118-12
1.) Contract Name : Const. of Two (2) Classroom School Building, Bulawan E/S
2.) Contract Location : Bulawan, Mabini, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Labor for the construction of Two (2) CL S/B, Bulawan E/S, Bulawan,
Mabini
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 186,097.88
5.) Contract Duration : 45 Calendar days
IX. Advertisement Number : A 120-12
1.) Contract Name : Rehabilitation of Barangay Road
2.) Contract Location : El Progreso, Carmen, Bohol
3.) Brief Description : Supply and delivery of construction materials for the Rehab. Of Barangay
Road
4.) Total Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 103,819.12
5.) Contract Duration : 10 Calendar days
6.) Bid Documents : PhP 100.00
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184
and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a supplier must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) Prior registration with the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PHILGEPS)
and DPWH registry, (b) Filipino citizen or 60% Filipino-owned partnership/corporation, (c) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least
equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary
pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check, preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered suppliers, however, shall submit their applications for registration (Suppliers Registration
Certifcate), to the DPWH Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol before
the deadline set below for the receipt of LOIs. The DPWH Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce will only
process suppliers applications for registration, with complete registration requirements.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders Deadline: Dec. 3, 2012 - 5:00 PM
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents Nov. 20 Dec. 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM
3. Receipt of Bids Dec. 10, 2012 -10:00 AM
4. Opening of Bids Dec. 10, 2012 -10:15 AM
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the Bidding Documents
(BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain
the technical component of the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall
contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive
Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
Prospectivebidders may downloadtheLetter of Intent (LOI) fromtheDPWHwebsitewww.dpwh.gov.ph. The
BAC will issue hard copies of LOI Forms at BAC Offce Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce Brgy. Sawang,
Guindulman, Bohol, uponpayment of anon-refundablefeeof PhP100.00eachfor Advertisement Nos. A-111-
12, A-112-12. A-113-12 and A-120-12; Php200.00 for Advertisement No. A-114-12; and PhP500.00 each for
Advertisement Nos. A-115-12 and A-117-12. Prospective bidders that will download the LOI forms shall pay
the same amount upon submission of their accomplished LOIs at the same address.
Prospective bidders may also download the Bidding Documents (BDs), if available, from the DPWH
website. The BAC will also issue hard copies of the BDs at the same address to prospective bidders
upon payment of a non-refundable fee as scheduled in each contract. Prospective bidders that will
download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees upon the submission of their bids.
Bids must accomplished by a bid security in any acceptable form in the amount stated in Section 27.2
of the Revised IRR.
The Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any
liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) AFIALITA M. DANIEL
Engineer III
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) EDILBERTO R. ATIVO
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region VII
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce
Guindulman, Bohol
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
The (DPWH-Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce), Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol, through
its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract:
Contract ID: 12HB0017
a. Name of Project : Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads (Cluster I)
b. Location of Project : Candijay, Bohol
A. Location : Cogtong, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
B. Location : Lungsodaan, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
C. Location : San Isidro, Candijay
Brief Description : Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
D. Location : La Union, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
E. Location : Tugas, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
F. Location : Panas, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
G. Location : Boyo-an, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
H. Location : Tambongan, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 300,000.00
I. Location : Abijilan, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
J. Location : Cadapdapan, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
K. Location : Tubod, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
L. Location : Canawa, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
M. Location : Mahangin, Candijay
Brief Description : Aggregate Subbase Course, Portland Cement Concrete
Pavement, Pipe Culverts (600mmx1.00m), Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
N. Location : Anoling, Candijay
Brief Description : Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, Project Billboard
Major Item of Work : 311
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP 200,000.00
b. Total Approved Budget
For the Contract : PhP 3,600,000.00
c. Contract Duration : 150 Calendar Days
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A.
9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must meet the
following major criteria: a.) prior registration with 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).
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders Deadline: Dec. 3, 2012 - 5:00 PM
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents Nov. 20 Dec. 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM
3. Pre-Bid Conference Nov. 28, 2012 - 10:00 AM
4. Receipt of Bids Dec. 10, 2012 -10:00 AM
5. Opening of Bids Dec. 10, 2012 -10:15 AM
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the Bidding
Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second
envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest
Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
Prospective bidders may also download the Letter of Intent (LOI) from the DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph. The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents at BAC Offce Bohol 3rd
District Engineering Offce Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol.
Prospective bidders may also download the Bidding Documents (BDs) from the DPWH website.
The BAC will also issue hard copies of the BDs at the same address to prospective bidders upon
payment of non-refundable fee of PhP 5,000.00. Bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH
website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids. Bids must accomplished
by a bid security in any acceptable form in the amount stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
The Bohol 3
rd
District Engineering Offce Brgy. Sawang, Guindulman, Bohol reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without
incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) AFIALITA M. DANIEL
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) EDILBERTO R. ATIVO
District Engineer
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NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY
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Isah V. Red, Editor standard.showbiz@gmail.com
showbitz
Manila Standard TODAY
ISAH V.
RED
SIMPLY RED
WE have seen the
combined forces
of Agimat and
Enteng Kabisote
in the 2010 Metro
Manila Film
Festival (MMFF)
transform box-
ofce history to
the heights of
glory.
Two years after, in MMFF
2012, prepare as the two for-
midable giants of the local
lmmaking worldVic Sotto
and Ramon Bong Revilla,
Jr.once again join their
stellar powers and listed the
services of an equally bank-
able actress in the person of
Judy Ann Santos, to come up
with the next adventure-lled
chapter of their heroic exploits
in Si Agimat, Si Enteng Ka-
bisote at Si Ako.
Produced jointly by indus-
try powerhouse outts Imus
Productions, OctoArts Films,
M-Zet TV, APT Entertainment
and GMA Films, Si Agimat, Si
Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako is
poised not just to lord it over
the tills, but to bring cheers,
goodwill and love as it once
again espouses family values,
adventure, fun and magical
fantasy when the MMFF fever
starts raging on Dec. 25.
Director Tony Y. Reyes,
who has helmed all the En-
teng Kabisote series in the re-
cent MMFF past, says that the
challenge to outdo the last one
is always the hardest one to
tackle. In 2010, Sen. Bong and
Bossing Vic already teamed up
and it broke all box-ofce re-
cords when they did. This time
around, how do we top that?
Thats when the name of Judy
Ann Santos came in. We now
have not just one, not two, but
three box-ofce giants in one
movie, he said. Can it get any
bigger than that?
Big-budgetted, locations
in the most spectacular places
in the Northern part of the
Philippines and elsewhere,
dedicated sound stages dur-
ing the entire lming, CGI ef-
fects done abroad, the movie
is grand in every aspect. With
all the ve production com-
panies backing this one proj-
ect up, everyone predicts this
early that Si Agimat, Si Enteng
Kabisote, at Si Ako will be a
runaway winner.
Direk Tony said both Boss-
ing Vic and Sen. Bong are the
same in a lot of waysfor
one, they are more concerned
about giving the best that
they can offer to the Filipino
movie-going public, more
THE Kapamilya network won eight
recognitions at the 11
th
Philippine
Quill Awards, the most number of
awards for a TV network, including
the Top Award in Communication
Skills division for DZMM.com.ph
(http://dzmm.com.ph/). The total win
of ABS-CBN made it the 2
nd
runner-
up in the race for the Philippine Quill
Awards Company of the Year.
Dzmm.com.ph, which bested all
entries in the Philippine Quills com-
munication skills division, also re-
ceived an Award of Excellence in the
electronic and digital communication
category for living up to the stations
slogan of being the rst to deliver
news and public service to Filipinos
through the world-wide web.
In celebration of its 25
th
year in the
broadcasting industry, ABS-CBNs AM
radio station re-launched its ofcial
website DZMM.com.ph to better pro-
vide news and public service to even
more Filipinos, extending its reach to
more netizens and global Pinoys. From
717,476 unique visits in the old website
from October 2010 to August 2011,
the new dzmm.com.ph hit to more than
three million unique visitors in the same
time period. Page views also jumped
more than 100 percent from 4.9 million
views to 9.9 million views.
DZMM also received an Award of
Excellence for its annual fun run for
a cause, Takbo Para sa Karunungan
Year 2012. More than 4,000 runners
turned up for the event, which was
staged by DZMM for the 13
th
year
now, that enabled the AM station to
earn about P1 million from race kit
sales and sponsorships for the benet
of 75 select scholars from areas dev-
astated by the recent typhoons.
ABS-CBN Regional Network
Group (RNG) won an Award of Ex-
cellence for its Choose Philippines
campaign that was initially intended
to showcase new tourism discoveries
in the country and to enable and em-
power the audience to share their sto-
ries and experiences of their journeys.
Choose Philippines then evolved into
an online advocacy for Filipinos to
express their love for a better country.
Since it went live last April 2011 to
Aug. 2012, the websites page views
had reached about 2.4 million total
page views with 791,272 unique visi-
tors. Visits also averaged to 57,470
a month. Its campaign Piliin Mo
Ang Pilipinas, with a popular theme
song of the same title sung by An-
geline Quinto and Vincent Bueno,
was widely recognized by Filipinos
worldwide. Even Department of Tour-
ism Secretary Mon Jimenez asked
Choose Philippines to help the DOT
in their new Its More Fun in the
Philippines tourism campaign.
ABS-CBN Corporate Communi-
cations won an Award of Excellence
for its online competition Kapamilya
Hottie 2012 among its employees
to promote healthy living and at the
same time increase awareness and
drive trafc to its employee intranet
site called e-Frequency. The compa-
ny-wide contest saw the participation
of 16 hot female and male contestants
from various ABS-CBN divisions and
subsidiaries and successfully gener-
ated heightened interest among its
internal publics. Through the contest,
the intranet site hit a record high of
17,997 hits for 2012 or a 38 percent
increase from 2011s average hits of
13,056. It also created a virtual com-
munity internally as it sparked ABS-
CBN employees to initiate their own
campaigns to support their bets.
ABS-CBN Creative Communica-
tions Management won an Award of
Excellence for the companys sum-
mer station ID Pinoy Summer Da
Best Forever, that highlighted the
networks beliefs and values and
afrmed its role as responsible and
inuential media entity. The Pinoy
Summer Da Best Forever gener-
ated positive feedback and created a
viral hype urging Filipinos to create
and upload their own versions of the
station ID.
Lastly, ABS-CBNs tribute to the
Philippine Comedy King, Sala-
mat, Tito Dolphy, won a Finalist
award. The event marked the rst
public viewing of the comedy icons
remains and a necrological service
that looked back on his legacy as
an entertainer and a Kapamilya. It
instantly harnessed the companys
people and resources in just 12 hours
and brought together Dolphys fam-
ily, friends, colleagues, and even
competing TV networks and media
organizations. The event drew over
6,000 fans and was carried out on
short notice with no glitches.
Overall, ABS-CBN is the most
awarded TV network in this years
Philippine Quill Awards with eight
awards compared to TV5 with three
and GMA7 with only one.
The annual gathering of the coun-
trys top business executives was
hosted by ANC anchors Ron Cruz
and Melissa Gecolea. Pilipinas Got
Talent 3 grand nalist El Gamma
Penumbra opened the program with
their well-applauded shadow theater
performance of Choose Philippines
theme song Piliin ang Pilipinas
while The X Factor Philippines -
nalist Daddys Home serenaded the
crowd halfway of the show with their
soulful renditions of Against All
Odds and I Believe I can Fly.
The prestigious Philippine Quill
Award is being given by the Interna-
tional Association of Business Com-
municators (IABC) Philippines and is
awarded to communications programs
and tools that exhibit clear objectives
and strategies, creative executions and
measurable benets. It is considered
to be the countrys most prestigious
and relevant award for business com-
munications programs.
IABC is a global network of more
than 14,000 business communication
professionals in over 60 countries.
The Philippines is the rst IABC
chapter outside North America.
ABS-CBN most awarded in Quill Awards
in big lmfest entry
BONG, JUDAY, VIC
than the rivalries and show biz
politics that is agrant around
us. Their utmost concern is to
make the movie into something
that will give them pride and
honor because it helps uplift the
movie industry. This Christmas
season, this movie is one such
example.
Not to be missed is the
heavyweight support cast in
the movie led by Wally Bay-
ola, Jose Manalo, Sam Pinto,
Gwen Zamora, Aiza Seguer-
ra, John Lapus, child stars
Jillian Ward and Ryzza Mae
Dizon, Yassi Pressman, Jolo
Revilla, Oyo Boy Sotto, Ruby
Rodriguez, Amy Perez, Bar-
bie Forteza, Alden Richards,
and Anton Revilla.
Screenplay by Bibeth Or-
teza and Jermyn Aven Jacob,
the story of Si Agimat, Si En-
teng Kabisote, at Si Ako begins
with the establishment of the
three different worlds, bound
to meet for an adventure like
no otherthe humble family-
oriented Enteng Kabisote (Vic
Sotto), a low-prole techni-
cian married to the beautiful
Fairy Princess of Encantasia,
Faye (Gwen Zamora); Agimat
(Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr.),
the brave village warrior hero
of Amuleto; and the high tech-
yuppie Kingdom of Diwatara
ruled by Princess Angelina Ka-
linisan Orteza (Judy Ann San-
tos) also known as AKO, where
she leads an environmental ad-
vocacy organization.
From the initial install-
ment Si Agimat at Si Enteng
Kabisote in 2010, the friend-
ship and partnership of Enteng
and Agimat continues in 2012.
From an eligible bachelor, Agi-
mat now strives to apply all
his learnings from Enteng and
Faye as he himself tries to start
his own family with wife, also
an Amuleto warrior, Samara
(Sam Pinto). The fun levels up
as Aiza Seguerra brings An-
gelina and her comic modern
Fairy sidekicks Pink Kapre Che
(John Lapus), Winged Horse
Sol (Yassi Pressman) and com-
puter-wiz dwarf Chichay (Ryz-
za Mae Dizon), into the lives of
the Kabisotes and the Amuleto
couple.
As the fun triples, so is the
adventure and thrill as the lead-
ers are confronted with high-
tech villains from out of their
worlds: Cannibal tribes of the
Tokatoks and lthy alien mon-
sters. Witness unparalleled bat-
tle stunts set in the Philippines
never-before-seen destinations
as Agimat, equipped with his
one-of-a-kind sword; Enteng
and his comic ghting style;
and Princess Angelina, in her
mystical bird alter ego; win the
battle of good against evil.
All Enteng movies as it
has always been known, val-
ues family, marriage, friend-
ship, responsibility, forgive-
ness, love and respect and the
protection of the one and only
Mother Earth. Si Agimat, Si
Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako, is
a rollercoaster ride of drama,
action, magic, visual effects,
production design, cinematog-
raphy and an unlimited fun and
laughter for everyone.
Dont miss it starting on Dec.
25 at your favorite theater.

Alfred Vargas plays
Andres Bonifacio
Quezon City Councilor and
award-winning actor Alfred
Vargas portrays one of the
most controversial and power-
ful icons in Philippine history
in his lm Supremo, an epic
drama adaptation of the life of
Andres Bonifacio.
Here, Vargas shows a dif-
ferent side of Bonifacio, who
not just led the Philippine revo-
lution in 1896, but who also
showed how unusually devoted
he was as a husband, brother,
and friend. Vargas is both the
producer and main actor of the
lm. I was compelled to make
the lm because I was really
struck by Andres Bonifacios
courage and resilience at the
time when everything seemed
hopeless for the country, says
Vargas. He is my personal
hero and I want the Filipinos
to identify with him and real-
ize his greatest contribution to
our country. His relevance to
his countrymen continues to be
unmatched today.
Vargas, who nished AB
Management Economics from
the Ateneo de Manila Univer-
sity, grew up enjoying books
on Philippine history. In fact,
he has portrayed several Fili-
pino heroes himself, assuming
the Lapu-Lapu and Diego Sil-
ang roles in stage productions,
and being tapped to play the
role of Andres Bonifacio in the
lm Ang Paglilitis ni Andres
Bonifacio, directed by highly-
acclaimed director Mario O
Hara. He claims that his pas-
sion for donning character
roles stemmed from his Tan-
ghalang Ateneo days, where
he portrayed a multitude of
roles, from Shakespearean to
Brechtian to Rolando Tinio
characters. His stint in the the-
ater group also exposed him to
stage production, lmmaking,
and events management. Even-
tually, he became a model and
an actor, appearing in several
top-rating television series and
hit lms, and later as a movie
actor, winning several presti-
gious awards like the Break-
through Performance by an
Actor for Bridal Shower from
the Golden Screen Awards,
Best Actor for Colorum from
the MTRCB Awards and earn-
ing nominations as Best Actor
for both Teoriya and Colorum
lms from Gawad Urian. With
the growth and popularity of in-
dependent lms in the country,
Vargas realized the potential of
producing lms rich in history
and signicantly appealing to
the Filipino audience, thus, the
birth of Supremo.
Renowned TV and lm di-
rector Richard Somes, who
also directed Yanggaw and
Corazon Ang Unang Aswang,
was Vargas choice director for
Supremo. The lm is produced
by Alternative Vision Cinema,
the production outt estab-
lished by Alfred Vargas and
his brother, PM Vargas. AV
Cinema co-produced Busong
(Palawan Fate), which was in-
cluded in the Cinemalaya roster
of lms last year, premiered in
Cannes last May 2011, and gar-
nered several recognition from
different lm festivals all over
the world.
Supremo is set to premiere
on Nov. 30, Friday, 7 p.m. at
SM Fairview Cinema 5 and 6.
The theatrical release will be
on Dec. 5, Wednesday, in SM
Cinemas nationwide. The lm
is open for school-viewing in
both public and private schools
and universities nationwide.
For special booking arrange-
ments and for more informa-
tion, contact Sonny Guingab
(0917) 322-5903 or email son-
nyguingab@gmail.com.
Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote
at Si Akofantasy action lm
starring Bong Revilla Jr., Judy
Ann Santos and Vic Sotto
Alfred Vargas as Andres Bonifacio
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Republic of the Philippines
KAGAWARAN NG PAGAWAIN AT LANSANGANG PAMBAYAN
DAVAO CITY SUB-DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Tugbok, Lungsod ng Dabaw
INVITATION TO BID
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Davao City Sub-District Engineering Offce, through
various projects intends toapply thefollowingsumtopayments under correspondingcontracts listedhereunder.
Bids received in excess of the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) shall be automatically rejected at bid
opening.
1. Contract ID : 12LH-0060
Contract Name/Location : Road Upgrading (gravel to paved) of Inawayan-Baracatan
Road, Toril, Davao City Km. 1539+110-Km.1539+285
Scope of Works : Pipe Culverts and Drain Excavation, Embankment from
Roadway Excavation, Surplus Common Excavation,
Subgrade Preparation, Aggregate Subbase Course, Gravel
Surface Course (Uncrushed), PCC Pavement (Plain) 230mm
thk., Grouted Riprap (Class A)
Source of funds : Regular Infra Savings CY 2012
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 3,702,125.28
Duration : 30 calendar days
2. Contract ID : 12LH-0061
Contract Name/Location : Road Upgrading (gravel to paved) of Inawayan-Baracatan
Road, Toril, Davao City Km. 1538+770-Km.1539+110
Scope of Works : Removal of Existing Driveway, Pipe Culverts and Drain
Excavation, Embankment from Roadway Excavation, Surplus
Common Excavation, Subgrade Preparation, Aggregate
Subbase Course, Gravel Surface Course (Uncrushed),
PCC Pavement (Plain) 230mm thk., Pipe Culvert, 910mm,
Removing, Clearing, Stockpiling Salvaged Culvert Pipe
(24 dia)- 610mm., Removing, Clearing, Relaying Salvaged
Culvert Pipe (36 dia)- 910mm. Grouted Riprap (Class A),
Concrete Driveway (0.10m thk)
Source of funds : Regular Infra Savings CY 2012
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 6,898,056.96
Duration : 55 calendar days
3. Contract ID : 12LH-0062
Contract Name/Location : Construction of Birthing Facility at Lower Marahan, Marilog District,
Davao City
Scope of Works : Structure Excavation, Embankment (Earthfll/Backfll), Footing, Column,
Floor Slab, Roof Beam, Tie Beam, Wall Footing, Concrete Ramps,
Concrete Stairs, Concrete Counter, Plumbing Works, Ceiling, Drywall
Partitions, Cabinets, Counter Desk, Glass Door Hardwares including
Installation, Window Hardwares including Installation, Steel Door
Hardwares including Installation, PVC Door, Prepainted Metal Sheets,
Tile Works, Cement Plaster Finish, Painting Works, Conduits, Boxes and
Fittings, Wires and Wiring Devices, Panel Board and Lighting Fixtures,
Masonry Works, Structural Metal, Septic Vault, Removal of Trees
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 2,000,000.00
Duration : 60 calendar days
4. Contract ID : 12LH-0063
Contract Name/Location : Construction of Birthing Facility at Baguio Health Center, Baguio Proper,
Baguio District, Davao City
Scope of Works : Structure Excavation, Embankment (Earthfll/Backfll), Footing, Column,
Floor Slab, Roof Beam, Tie Beam, Wall Footing, Concrete Ramps,
Concrete Stairs, Concrete Counter, Plumbing Works, Ceiling, Drywall
Partitions, Cabinets, Counter Desk, Glass Door Hardwares including
Installation, Window Hardwares including Installation, Steel Door
Hardwares including Installation, PVC Door, Prepainted Metal Sheets,
Tile Works, Cement Plaster Finish, Painting Works, Conduits, Boxes and
Fittings, Wires and Wiring Devices, Panel Board and Lighting Fixtures,
Masonry Works, Structural Metal, Septic Vault, Removal of Trees
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 2,500,000.00
Duration : 60 calendar days
5. Contract ID : 12LH-0064
Contract Name/Location : Completion of Birthing Facility at Calinan Health Center,
Calinan Poblacion, Calinan District, Davao City
Scope of Works : Concrete Counter, Plumbing Works, Ceiling, Drywall
Partitions, Cabinets, Counter Desk, Glass Door Hardwares
including Installation, Window Hardwares including
Installation, Wooden Door Hardwares including Installation,
PVC Door, Prepainted Metal Sheets, Tile Works, Painting
Works, Conduits, Boxes and Fittings, Wires and Wiring
Devices, Panel Board and Lighting Fixtures, Septic Vault,
Removal of Trees
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 2,500,000.00
Duration : 60 calendar days
6. Contract ID : 12LH-0065
Contract Name/Location : Construction of Birthing Facility at Mintal Health Center,
Tugbok District, Davao City
Scope of Works : Structure Excavation, Embankment (Earthfill/Backfill),
Footing, Column, Floor Slab, Roof Beam, Tie Beam, Wall
Footing, Concrete Ramps, Concrete Stairs, Concrete
Counter, Plumbing Works, Ceiling, Drywall Partitions,
Cabinets, Counter Desk, Glass Door Hardwares including
Installation, Window Hardwares including Installation, Steel
Door Hardwares including Installation, PVC Door, Prepainted
Metal Sheets, Tile Works, Cement Plaster Finish, Painting
Works, Conduits, Boxes and Fittings, Wires and Wiring
Devices, Panel Board and Lighting Fixtures, Masonry Works,
Structural Metal, Septic Vault, Removal of Trees
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 2,500,000.00
Duration : 60 calendar days
7. Contract ID : 12LH-0066
Contract Name/Location : Renovation of Existing TBDOTS Facility at Toril Health Center, Toril
Poblacion, Toril District, Davao City
Scope of Works : Concrete Counter, Plumbing Works, Ceiling, Drywall Partitions, Cabinets,
Counter Desk, Glass Door Hardwares including Installation, Window
Hardwares including Installation, Wooden Door Hardwares including
Installation, Prepainted Metal Sheets, Tile Works, Cement Plaster Finsih,
Painting Works, Conduits, Boxes and Fittings, Wires and Wiring Devices,
Panel Boards and Lighting Fixtures, Structural Metal, Removal of Trees
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 2,500,000.00
Duration : 60 calendar days
8. Contract ID : 12LH-0067
Contract Name/Location : Repair/Maintenance of Bureau of Plants and Industry, Bago Oshiro,
Tugbok District, Davao City
Scope of Works : Removal of Salvaged/Damaged Materials, Masonry Works, Plumbing,
Carpentry and Joinery Works, Door and Windows, Ceramic Tiles (Floor),
Ceramic Tiles (Wall), Cement Plaster Finish, Painting of Ceiling and
Walls, Painting (Corrugated Metal Roofng), Replacement of Electrical
Wire, Steel Grills and Louver
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 1,499,982.86
Source of funds : RA-Fund 101-General Fund
Duration : 60 calendar days
9. Contract ID : 12LH-0068
Contract Name/Location : Repair/Maintenance of Philippin Public Safety College, Mintal, Davao City
Scope of Works : Removal of Salvaged/Damaged Materials, Carpentry and Joinery Works
(ceiling), Carpentry and Joinery Works (wall), Door and Windows,
Prepainted Metal Sheets, Painting of Ceiling, Downspout, Replacement
of Electrical Wiring
Approved Budget for the Contract : P 999,952.69
Source of funds : RA-Fund 101-General Fund
Duration : 60 calendar days
2. TheDepartment of PublicWorksandHighways(DPWH), DavaoCitySub-District EngineeringOffce, nowinvites
bids for the above-mentioned contracts. Bidders should have completed within ten (10) years fromthe 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. Biddingwill beconductedthroughopencompetitivebiddingproceduresusingnon-discretionarypass/fail criterion
as specifed in the IRR of RA9184, otherwise known as The Government Procurement Act.
BiddingisrestrictedtoFilipinoCitizens/soleproprietorships, partnershipor organizationswithat least seventy-fve
(75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested Bidders may obtain further information fromthe Department of Public Works and Highways, Davao
City Sub-District Engineering Offce, and inspect at the address given below from Monday to Friday between
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents maybe purchased by interested bidders from the address below and
upon payments of a non-refundable fee for the bidding documents the amount of P5,000.00 for Contract IDNo.
12LH0060, 12LH0062 to 12LH0067, P10,000.00 for Contract IDNo. 12LH0061 and P1,000.00 for Contract ID
No. 12LH0068 fromNovember 20, 2012 December 11, 2012, until 10:00 a.m.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the www.dpwh.gov.ph and Philgeps websites, provided that
bidders shall pay the fee for the bidding documents not later than the submission of bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Davao City Sub-District Engineering Offce, will hold
a Pre-bid conference on November 27, 2012 at the DPWHConference Room, Tirol St., Tugbok, Davao City at
10:00 a.m., which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the bidding documents.
7. Bids must be delivered on or before 10:A.M. of December 11, 2012 at the DPWH Conference Room, Tirol St.,
Tugbok, Davao City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any acceptable forms and in the amount
stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened at 2:00 P.M. at the same day in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the address below. Late bids will not be accepted.
8. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Davao City Sub-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 bidders or bidders.
9. For further information, please refer to:
Reynaldo B. Labindao- Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways
Davao City Sub-District Engineering Offce
Tirol St., Tugbok, Davao City
Tel. No. : (082) 293-1232
Email : dpwh_tugbok@yahoo.com
Approved by:
(Sgd.) MONAROGONGD. AMEROL
OIC-Assistant District Engineer
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) GENE P. LOZANO
Offcer-In-Charge
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Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Pacifc Center Building
San Miguel Ave., Pasig City
IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT APPLICATION
FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE POWER PURCHASE
AND SALE AGREEMENT (PPSA) ENTERED INTO
BY AND BETWEEN (I) EACH OF DON ORESTES
ROMUALDEZ ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
(DORELCO), LEYTEIV ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE,
INC. (LEYECO IV), AND SAMAR II ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC. (SAMELCO II),AND (II)
GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO.
(GMCP)
ERC Case No.________________
DON ORESTES ROMUALDEZ ELECTRIC
COOPERATIVE, INC. (DORELCO), LEYTE IV
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO IV),
AND SAMAR II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE,
INC. (SAMELCO II), AND GNPOWER MARIVELES
COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP)

Applicants.
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JOINT APPLICATION
ApplicantsDON ORESTES ROMUALDEZ ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (DORELCO), LEYTE IV
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO IV)AND SAMAR II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (SAMELCO
II), (collectively, Applicant DUs )and GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. ( GMCP ),by their
respective counsels, respectfully state:
1. Applicant DUs are individually authorized to distribute and provide electricity services to their member-consumers in
their respective franchise areas while GMCP is a private entity engaged in the business of power generation.
a. DORELCOis an electric cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Republic
of the Philippines with principal offce address in San Roque, Tolosa, Leyte. DORELCO is the duly authorized
operator of the electric light and power system in the municipalities of Abuyog, Burauen, Dagami, Dulag, Javier,
Julita, Lapaz, Macarthur, Mahaplag, Mayorga, Tabontabon, Tanauan, Tolosa, all in the province of Leyte
b. LEYECO IV is an electric cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the
Republic of the Philippines with principal offce address in Brgy. Lamak, Hilongos, Leyte. LEYECO IV is
the duly authorized operator of the electric light and power system in the municipalities of Baybay City,
Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato and Malatom, all in the province of Leyte.
c. SAMELCO II is an electric cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the
Republic of the Philippines with principal offce address in Brgy. Arado, Paranas, Samar. SAMELCO II is the
duly authorized operator of the electric light and power system in the municipalities of Catbalogan City, Jiabong,
Motiong, Paranas, San Sebastian, Hinabangan, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Villareal, Talalora, Sta Rita, Basey,
Marabut, Daram, San Jose De Buan and Zumarraga, all in the province of Samar.
2. GMCP is a duly registered limited partnership organized and existing under and by virtue of thelaws of the
Republic of the Philippines, engaged in the business of power generation, and with principal offce address
at 1905 Orient Square Building, Don Francisco Ortigas, Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. A copy of the
Certifcate of Registration andAmended Articles of Partnership of GMCPis attached hereto as Annex A .
3. GMCP owns and will operate a 2x300MW clean pulverized coal-fred electric power generation facility in
Mariveles, Bataan, (Facility), which is nearing completion of construction, for the purpose of supplying its
customers with environmentally clean electric power commencing in early 2013.
4. In view of the anticipated insuffcient supply of power in 2013 as projected by the Department of Energy ( DOE )
and the expiration of the power supply contracts that were entered into by the Applicant DUs,the Applicant
DUsstarted their solicitation process of acquiring a long-term power supply contracts in order to provide a
continuous and reliable source of power to their member-consumers.
5. After a careful evaluation of the proposals, the respective managements and Boards of Directors (of Applicant
DUs declared the proposal of GMCP acceptable and recommended the awarding of the Power Purchase
and Sale Agreement ( PPSA ) to GMCP. A copy of the Sworn Statements ofDORELCO, LEYECO IV and
SAMELCO IIdetailing their respective selection processesis attached hereto as Annex B , B-1 and B-2
respectively.
6. As a result, each of the Applicant DUs entered into a PPSAwith GMCP(attached as Annex C , C-1 and
C-2 ) on 5 November 2012whereinGMCP agrees to provide the power requirements of individual Applicant
DUs commencing in early 2013.
7. Applicant DUsand GMCP now jointly seek the Energy Regulatory Commissions (ERC) approval of the subject
PPSAs that they have entered into.
8. In further support of the foregoing Joint Application and in compliance with the fling requirements of this
Honorable Commission as embodied in Rule 20(B), Section 2 of the ERCs Rules of Practices and Procedures
as promulgated by Resolution No. 38, Series of 2006, Applicant DUsand GMCPhave attached hereto the
following:
Annex Document
D GMCP Environmental Compliance Certifcate
E GMCP Provisional Certifcate of Compliance
F GMCP Board of Investment (BOI) Certifcate of Registration
G Details regarding GMCPs Fuel
H Details regarding transmission projects or grid connection projects necessary to complement the proposed
generation capacity including the identifcation of the parties
I Technical Description of the Facility
J
DOE Certifcate of Accreditation for GMCP and latest Power Development Plan (2009-2030) showing GMCP
as a Committed Project for early 2013
K
Details regarding the load forecast projections in accordance with the latest Distribution Development Plan
(DDP) of
K - DORELCO
K-1 - LEYECO IV
K-2 - SAMELCO II
and the variability of those projections over the proposed contractual period.
9. The GMCP Purchased Power Rate (Contract Price) is the price in US Dollars (as adjusted in accordance
with Schedule 1 of the PPSAs) to be paid individually by theApplicant DUs to GMCP for the purchase of their
respective electric capacities specifed in the subjectPPSAs. The said Contract Price is comprised of the relevant
Capacity Fee and Energy Fee which may be paid in Philippine Pesos (PhP).

The Capacity Fee is the component of the Contract Price allocated to pay for the cost as well as the operations and
maintenance of the Facility and is designated as the Capacity Fee in Schedule 1 of the PPSAs as such may be
adjusted fromtime to time based on individualApplicant DUsCapacity Factor.

The Energy Fee, on the other hand, is the component of the Contract Price allocated to pay for the coal,
including Government Charges, designated as the Energy Fee in Schedule 1 of the PPSAs as adjusted from
time to time due to changes in the delivered price of coal.
Calculation of the Contract Price for a particular Billing Period will be:
Contract Price = Capacity Fee + Energy Fee
10. The rate determination of the subject PPSAs for Applicant DUsis provided below:
a. DORELCO Rate Analysis

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
2013
Average
Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted
Average
Rate (kWh)
Supplier 1A 1,460,000 28.94% 4.2085
4.4694 Supplier 1B 3,585,462 71.06% 4.5756
TOTAL 5,045,462 100%

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
Resulting
Capacity
Factor (%)
2013
Average Rae
(P/kWh)
Weighted Average
Rate (kWh)
GMCP 1,460,000 28.94% 100% 3.9635
4.3985 Supplier 1B 3,585,462 71.06% 4.5756
TOTAL 5,045,462 100%
Rate
Reduction
(0.0709)
b. LEYECO IV Rate Analysis

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
2013
Average
Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted
Average
Rate (kWh)
Supplier 1A 3,596,121 76.01% 4.2261
4.4862 Supplier 1B 1,135,184 23.99% 5.3101
TOTAL 4,731,306 100%

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
Resulting
Capacity
Factor
(%)
2013
Average Rae
(P/kWh)
Weighted Average
Rate (kWh)
GMCP 3,596,121 76.01% 98% 3.9950
4.3105 Supplier 1B 1,135,184 23.99% 5.3101
TOTAL 4,731,306 100%
Rate
Reduction
(0.1757)
c. SAMELCO II Rate Analysis

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
2013
Average
Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted
Average
Rate (kWh)
Supplier 1A 3,638,562 70.12% 4.2124
4.4749 Supplier 1B 1,550,799 29.88% 5.0908
TOTAL 5,189,361 100%

Projected 2013 Average Monthly
Quantity (kWh)
Percent
Share
(%)
Resulting
Capacity
Factor
(%)
2013
Average Rate
(P/kWh)
Weighted Average
Rate (kWh)
GMCP 3,638,562 70.12% 99% 3.9799
4.3119 Supplier 1B 1,550,799 29.88% 5.0908
TOTAL 5,189,361 100%
Rate
Reduction
(0.1630)
Notes on the Rate Analyses:
1. Analyses and simulations are based on individual Applicant DUs projected 2013 hourly load
profle using growth from DDP.
2. Supplier 1A and 1Bs rates are based on NPCs Visayas Grid Time-Of-Use (TOU) Rate
including Deferred Accounting Adjustment (DAA) and Automatic Cost Adjustment.
3. GMCP rate is based on (i) Capacity Fee at Resulting Capacity Factor; (ii) November 14 coal
and shipping prices; (iii) November 1 - 14, 2012 FOREX; (iv) exclusive of VAT and Prompt
Payment Discount.
ALLEGATIONS IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF APPLICANTSJOINT PRAYER FOR THE IMMEDIATE ISSUANCE
OF A PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
11. Applicant DUs and GMCP replead the above allegations in support of their prayer for the immediate issuance
of a provisional authority.
12. Under Rule 14 of the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, this Honorable Commission is authorized to issue
provisional authority or interimrelief prior to a fnal decision, provided that the facts warrant such remedy. The instant
application involves such facts warranting the issuance of such provisional authority.
The Applicants respectfully submit that the following facts and circumstances clearly warrant the issuance
by this Honorable Commission of a provisional authority or interim relief in the instant Joint Application. The
Applicants, therefore, are constrained to urgently request for a provisional approval pending the issuance of a
fnal order or decision in order to ensure the reliable and steady power supply in the DUsrespective franchise
areas by early 2013.
13. The operation by GMCP of the Facility is a concrete step in averting a power crisis that could hit the Luzon and
the Visayas grids by2013 onwards. In fact, as stated in a published news article, the DOE has urged distribution
utilities, large industrial and commercial users to help in facilitating investments in new capacity by frming
up and indicating their energy requirements and by signing up for bilateral contracts with power providers to
provide stable market. A copy of the said article is attached hereto as Annex L .
14. GMCP is one of the frst committed major projectssince 2001 that can support the additional capacity needed
by Luzon and Visayas regions.
15. Moreover, as shown in the Market Operations Update by the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market ( WESM ) held
on 15 February 2011 (Annex M ), numerous price spikes occurred, particularly during the frst half of the year,
due to the increased demand and tight supply condition in 2010.
16. It is worthy to note that the Commission has taken cognizant of the integration of the Luzon and Visayas Grids in
its Orders and Decisions on the applications of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC)(Annex
N). Moreover, the DOE has offcially declared the commercial operation of the WESM in the Visayas Grid and
its integration with the Luzon Grid in its Circular No. 2010-11-0012(Annex N-1). Further, in PEMCs letter to
GMCP dated August 6, 2012 (Annex N-2), it affrmed that:
(a) GMCP, as generator and Trading Participant from the Luzon grid, may be allowed to declare bilateral
contract quantities to a customer from the Visayas grid;and
(b) The transfer of energy via High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) from Luzon to the Visayas grid and vice
versa shall not, in anyway, hinder the fnancial contract between Luzon suppliers and Visayas customers.
17. GMCP as it is frst in the market has achieved its fnancial closing and is now nearing the completion of the
construction of the Facility. Attached as Annex O are pictures showing the construction progress of the
Facility.
18. It is, therefore, in this context that Applicant DUs and GMCPrespectfully pray that a provisional authority be
immediately issued in order that there will be security of supply for the Applicant DUs and for GMCPto be able
to address the expected power shortfall in 2013.
19. Moreover, the early grant of a provisional authority is as important, if not more important, than the fnal approval
of the subject PPSAs, considering the timeliness involved before the start of the Facilitys commercial operations. At this
point, the immediate issuance of a provisional authority would be critical both to the project proponent and to the distribution
utilities, which have signed similar individual PPSAs considering the supply risk and resultant market price expected in the
event that GMCP fails to complete the regulatory requirements under its fnancing arrangements and the subject PPSAs.
20. It is also worth noting that the subject PPSAs are on the same terms and conditions as the PPSAs approved by the
Honorable Commission for GMCP and its fourteen (14) distribution utility customers.
21. If provisional approval is not granted, Applicant DUs will be constrained to source their power supply or additional
requirements from WESM, and said DUs and their consumers will be exposed to a bigger risk of the volatility of the rates in
the WESM, to the detriment and prejudice of the latter.
22. There is, therefore, an urgent need for the immediate issuance of a provisional authority of this Joint Application so that there
will be a continuous supply and no unnecessary disruption in the power supply of the Applicant DUs. The subject PPSAs
will enable the Applicant DUs and their end-users within theirrespective franchise areasto enjoy the competitive power rates
that GMCP has offered to the Applicant DUs and avoid being exposed to a bigger risk of the volatility of the rates in WESM.
23. Joint Applicants have agreed to execute an Interim Supply Agreement pending approval of the subject PPSAs and that the
interim supply shall commence as soon as GMCP is commercially available at the WESM and each of the Applicant DUs
existing supply agreements has expired.
24. The instant application is likewise being jointly fled byApplicant DUs and GMCP in line with the frst (1
st
) and ffth (5
th
)
WHEREAS clauses of the DOE Circular No. 2003-12-22 which state:

WHEREAS, Section 2 of the Republic Act No. 9136, also known as the Electric Power Industry
Reform Act of 2001 or EPIRA, declared as a policy of the State, among others, [t]o ensure the quality
reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power, (frst Whereas, Department of Energy
Circular No. 2003-12-11, Underscoring supplied.)
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 23 of EPIRA, all distribution utilities, as designed in the law, SHALL
HAVE THE OBLIGATION TO SUPPLY ELECTRICITY IN THE LEAST COST MANNER TO ITS CAPTIVE
MARKET subject to the collection of retail rate duly approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission;
(ffth Whereas, ibid. Underscoring supplied.)
25. Moreover, Section 1 of the same Department Circular categorically mentions the avowed policy of the State that:

All distribution utilities must henceforth take cognizance and assume full responsibility to forecast, assure
and contract for the supply of electric power in their respective franchise areas to meet their obligations as a
distribution utility.(Underscoring supplied.)
26. By way of emphasis, Resolution No. 21, Series of 2005 of this Honorable Commission dated 19 October 2005 directs all
distribution utilities to enter into future bilateral power supply contract with power producers to be subjected to a review by
the Commission. (Underscoring supplied.)

27. Public welfare, the Luzon and Visayas-wide consumers in particular, necessity and interest demand the immediate approval
of the instant Joint Applicationas this will help meet the forecasted capacity shortage in the Luzon andVisayas Grids by
early 2013.
28. Applicant DUs and GMCP likewise manifest herein that they have complied with the pre-fling requirements mandated
under Rule 3, Section 4(e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9013 as evidenced by the
certifcations issued by the various local government units legislative bodies within their respective franchise areas as well
as the affdavit of publication and the newspaper issue on which the instant Joint Application was published (Annex P ).
29. Finally, Applicant DUs and GMCP herein submit their respective Board Resolutions(Annexes Q , Q-1 , Q-2 and
R , R-1 , R-2 ) authorizing their respective signatories to execute their respective PPSAs and to fle the instant Joint
Application.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, in view of all the foregoing, it is respectfully prayed of this Honorable Commission that pending hearing,
the POWER PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENTSdated 5 November 2012 entered into by and between (i) each of DON
ORESTES ROMUALDEZ ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (DORELCO),LEYTE IV ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
(LEYECO IV),AND SAMAR II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (SAMELCO II) and (ii) GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT
LTD. CO. (GMCP) be PROVISIONALLY APPROVED and authorize the parties to implement said PPSAs upon the frst Billing
Period ending on February 25, 2013, and that after due notice and hearing, the same be made permanent, including the rates set
forth in paragraph 10 of this instant Joint Application.
Applicants likewise jointly pray for such other reliefs that may be just and equitable under the premises.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED.
Pasig City.________________ 2012
THE LAWFIRM
OF
MANJARES & MANJARES
Counsel for the Applicant DUs
Suite 211 Jiao Building
No. 2 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
LOURDY D. TORRES AND MANUEL A. TORRES /
FRANCHESCA T. OVALLES
Counsel for the Applicant, GMCP
1905 The Orient Square Building
Don Francisco Ortigas, Jr. Road,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
By:
NORBERTO F. MANJARES, JR
IBP OR No. 80032
15 February 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR No. 4061703
15 February 2012 - Marikina City
ROLL NO. 14937
MCLE Compliance No. III-001340;
24 August 2010
By:
LOURDY D. TORRES
IBP OR NO. 826852
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR NO. 6159440
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
ROLL NO. 13525
MCLE Compliance No. III-# 0013831
22 April 2010
By:
NORBERTO F. MANJARES, III
IBP OR No. 80033
15 February 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR No. 4061704
15 February 2012 - Marikina City
ROLL NO. 41579
MCLE Compliance No. III-0019586;
10 December 2010
jcmanjaresiii@gmail.com
By:
MANUEL A. TORRES
IBP OR NO. 826852
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
PTR OR NO. 6159439
19 January 2012 - Quezon City
ROLL NO. 36340
MCLE Compliance No. III-# 0011324
07 April 2010
By:
FRANCHESCA T. OVALLES
IBP OR NO. 888758
08 February 2012 - Pasig City
PTR No. 2644294
05 January 2011 - Makati City
ROLL NO. 57346
MCLE Compliance No. III-0009225
08 March 2010
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
I, EMMANUEL P. SAO,after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That I am the GENERAL MANAGER of DON ORESTES ROMUALDEZ ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
(DORELCO) the applicant-electric cooperative in the above-entitled case;
2. That I have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That I have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own
personal knowledge and on the basis of authentic documents in my possession;
4. That I hereby certify that DORELCO has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same
issue/s with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should I thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of
Appeals or any other tribunal or agency, I hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this
Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
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EMMANUEL P. SAO
Affant
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this __________ day of _______________________, affant exhibited to me
his __________________________ issued on ____________________ at __________________.
NOTARY PUBLIC
Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
I, HELEN B. YBAEZ, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That I am the GENERAL MANAGER of LEYTE IV ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO IV) the
applicant-electric cooperative in the above-entitled case;
2. That I have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That I have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own
personal knowledge and on the basis of authentic documents in my possession;
4. That I hereby certify that LEYECO IV has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same
issue/s with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should I thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of
Appeals or any other tribunal or agency, I hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this
Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
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HELEN B. YBAEZ
Affant
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this __________ day of _______________________, affant exhibited to me his
__________________________ issued on ____________________ at __________________.
NOTARY PUBLIC
Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES )
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
I, GERVACIO C. CHAVEZ, JR., after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That I am the OFFICER-IN-CHARGE of SAMAR II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (SAMELCO II) the applicant-
electric cooperative in the above-entitled case;
2. That I have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That I have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own personal
knowledge and on the basis of authentic documents in my possession;
4. That I hereby certify that SAMELCOII has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issue/s with
the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should I thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or
any other tribunal or agency, I hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
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GERVACIO C. CHAVEZ, JR.
Affant
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this __________ day of _______________________, affant exhibited to me his
__________________________ issued on ____________________ at __________________.
NOTARY PUBLIC

Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES)
) SS
VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
I, JOHN A. BECKERafter having been duly sworn in accordance with law, depose and say:
1. That I am the President and COO of GNPOWER MARIVELES COAL PLANT LTD. CO. (GMCP) the
applicant-company in the above-entitled case;
2. That I have caused the preparation and fling of the foregoing JOINT APPLICATION;
3. That I have read the same and that all the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my own personal
knowledge and on the basis of authentic documents in my possession;
4. That I hereby certify that GMCPhas not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issue/s with
the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
5. That to the best of my knowledge no such action or proceeding involving the same issue/s is pending with the
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency;
6. That should I thereafter learn that an action or proceeding is pending with the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or
any other tribunal or agency, I hereby undertake to report such fact within fve (5) days with this Honorable Commission.
FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NONE.
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JOHN A. BECKER
Affant
SUBSCRIBEDAND SWORN to before me this ______ day of ____________________, affant exhibited to me his Passport No.
_________________________issued on ____________________ at _________________________________.

NOTARY PUBLIC
Doc. No. __________;
Page No. __________;
Book No. __________;
Series of 2012.
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
NOTI CE OF LOSS
Notice is hereby given
of the loss of TIMES
TRADING CO., INC.
Offcial Receipts No.
64636 and 77024.
Any transaction
entered thereof will
not be honored and is
considered void and
cancelled effective
January 03, 2012
and July 24, 2012
respectively.
(MST- NOV. 8,15 & 22, 2012)
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
The public is hereby notifed that TOPIA
Education Philippines, Inc., a corporation
organized and existing under Philippine laws
with address at the 16
th
foor of Robinsons
Summit Building 6783 Ayala Avenue, Makati
City, Philippines will be DISSOLVED through the
shortening of its corporate term in accordance
with Section 120 of the Corporation Code. The
dissolution will take effect upon approval by the
Securities and Exchange Commission of the
amendment made on the corporations Articles
of Incorporation.
(MST-Nov. 8,15 & 22, 2012)
NOTICE OF LOSS
of First Metro Investment
Corp. (FMIC) stock
certifcates of Romanita
G Arao:
Cert No. No of Shares
100008721 470
100014438 940
300004169 20
300004602 10
300007213 10
300008997 20
300010781 10
300012591 20
300014548 10
300016960 50
300018090 60
300021592 90
300023092 70
300028487 100
(MST-Nov. 8,15 & 22, 2012
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
This is to inform the public that:
Atty. Joshua L. Castro, CEO of Cirrus Global, Inc.
is the Authorized Representative of the Corporation in
POEA to do for and in behalf of the Corporation, and:
The following employee/s below is no longer
connected with Cirrus Global, Inc.
1. Beltran, Anna Katrina M. 10/17/12
2. Orbe, Richie Guil Caliao 11/15/12
All transactions entered by Ms. Beltran and Ms. Orbe
for and on behalf of the Company after the said date
shall no longer be honored by the Company.
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
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INVITATION TO BID FOR Improvement of Major Intersections along
MNR, Binalonan-Asingan-Sta Maria Road, KO 190+ (-247) KO 190+003,
Binalonan Section, Binalonan, Pangasinan
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd

District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan, through the
CY 2013 Regular Infra intends to apply the sum of P7,075,920.00 being
the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to cover payments under the
contract for Improvement of Major Intersections along MNR, Binalonan-
Asingan-Sta Maria Road, KO 190+ (-247) - KO 190+003. Binalonan
Section, Binalonan, Pangasinan Contract ID No. 12A10194. Bids received
in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd

District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan now invites
bids for Earthworks, Concreting. 328.00m x 3.65 m (Both sides) t=0.28
m,. Construction of Manhole and installation of 0.76 m diameter RCP,
Pavement Markings. Completion of the Works is required 80 c.d. The
prospective bidder 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.
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 citizen/sole proprietorships, partnerships,
or organizations with at least seventy fve (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 (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District Engineering Offce,
Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 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 non-refundable
fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of P10,000.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website
of the Procuring Entity. Provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the
Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd

District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan wilI hold a Pre-
Bid Conference on November 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Department of
Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3rd District Engineering
Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan which shall be open to all interested
parties
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 7,
2012 at 10:00 A.M.. All bids must be accompanied 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. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd

District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan 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:
Head, BAC-Secretariat
DPWH, Pang. 3
rd
DEO, Tumana, Rosales, Pang.
Telephone No. (075) 541-5469
Fax No. (075) 582-3993
(Sgd.) EMMANUEL P. RIBOROSO
BAC-Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region I
Pangasinan 3
rd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OFTHE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan

(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region I
Pangasinan 3
rd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OFTHE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan
INVITATlON TO BID FOR Widening of Villasis-Malasigui Road Km
175+506-Km 175+746, Villasis, Pangasinan
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan
3rd District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan, through
the FY 2013 Regular Infra intends to apply the sum of P 8,891,990.00
being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to cover payments
under the contract for Widening of Villasis-Malasigui Road, Km
175+506-Km175+746 Contract ID No. 12AI0195. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan
3rd District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan now
invites bids for Widening of road, Additional one lane both sides
(PCCP,w=3.65m). Completion of the Works is required 60 c.d. The
prospective bidder must have an experience of having completed
at least One (I) 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.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding
procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in
the Implementing Rules and Regulations (lRR) of Republic Act 9184
(RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform
Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizen/sole proprietorships, partnerships,
or organizations with at least seventy fve (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 (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District
Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan and inspect the
Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 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 non-refundable
fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of P10,000.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the
Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS)
and the website of the Procuring Entity. Provided that bidders shall
pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission
of their bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan
3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan will hold
a Pre-Bid Conference on November 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3rd
District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan which shall
be open to all interested parties
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 7,
2012 at 10:00 A.M.. All bids must be accompanied 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. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan
3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan 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:
Head, BAC-Secretariat
DPWH, Pang. 3rd DEO, Tumana, Rosales, Pang.
Telephone No. (075) 541-5469
Fax No. (075) 582-3993
(Sgd.) EMMANUEL P. RIBOROSO
BAC-Chairman

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region I
Pangasinan 3
rd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OFTHE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID FOR Improvement of Maj or Intersecti ons al ong MNR,
Mangaldan-Manaoag-Binalonan Road, KO 190+(-486) - KO 190+004, Binalonan
Section, Binalonan, Pangasinan
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District
Engineering Offce. Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan, through the CY 2013 Regular
Infra intends to apply the sum of P13,725,100.00 being the Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) to cover payments under the contract for Improvement
of Major Intersections along MNR, Mangaldan-Manaoag-Binalonan Road, KO
190+(-486) - KO 190+004. Hinalonan Section, Binalonan, Pangasinan Contract
ID No. 12A10193. Bids received in excess of the ARC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd

District Engineering Offce, Tumana. Rosales, Pangasinan now invites bids for
Earthworks, Concreting, 585.00m x 3.65 m(Both sides) t-0.28 m, , Construction
of Manhole and installation of 0.91 m diameter RCP, Construction of Slope
Protection (Stone Masonry), Pavement Markings. Completion of the Works
is required 95 c.d. The prospective bidder 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.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (lRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizen/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve (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 (DPWH), Pangasinan 3rd District Engineering Offce,
Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below from 8:00 A.M. to 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 non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of P25,000.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of
the Procuring Entity. Provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding
Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District
Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales, Pangasinan will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Department of Public Works and
Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Tumana, Rosales,
Pangasinan which shall be open to all interested parties
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 7, 2012 at
10:00 A.M .. All bids must be accompanied a bid security in any of the acceptable
forms and in the amount stated in ITS 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. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Pangasinan 3
rd
District
Engineering Offce, Tumana. Rosales, Pangasinan 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:
Head, BAC-Secretariat
DPWH, Pang. 3rd DEO, Tumana, Rosales, Pang.
Telephone No. (02) 541-5469
Fax No. (075) 582-3993
(Sgd.) EMMANUEL P. RIBOROSO
BAC-Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Caraga Region
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Dinagat Islands District Engineering Offce
San Jose, Dinagat Islands
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
The Bids and Award Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways (DPWH), Dinagat Islands District Engineering Offce, San Jose, Dinagat
Islands through the Regular Infra FY 2013, invites contractors to bid for the following
project(s):
1. a. Contract ID : 12NE0035
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Jct.Magsaysay - CagdianaoRoad
c. Contract Location : K0007+655 - K0008+653.60 with exception Dinagat,
Province of Dinagat Islands
d. Scope of Works : Concreting of 877.70 l.m. road
e. Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) : PhP 18,551,553.50
f. Contract Duration : 98 calendar days
g. Bid Document Fee : PhP 25,000.00
2. a. Contract ID : 12NE0036
b. Contract Name : Replacement of Gadong Bridge along Jct. Bolod-
bolod - Albor Road
c. Contract Location : Libjo, Dinagat Islands
d. Scope of Works : Construction of 12.80 m. Flatslab
e. Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) : PhP 7,401,930.42
f. Contract Duration : 274 calendar days
g. Bid Document Fee : PhP 10,000.00
3. a. Contract ID : 12NE0037
b. Contract Name : Replacement of Sergio Bridge along Dinagat - Loreto
Road
c. Contract Location : Libjo, Dinagat Islands
d. Scope of Works : Construction of 12.80 m. Flatslab
e. Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) : PhP 6,239,854.88
f. Contract Duration : 235 calendar days
g. Bid Document Fee : PhP 10,000.00
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 bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with
DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative,
or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line
commitment for at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use nondiscretionary pass/
fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to
the DPWH-POCW Central 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 21, 2012December 12, 2012 until
11:00 A.M.
2.Pre-bidConference November 28, 2012 @1:30 P.M.
3.Receipt of Bids December 12, 2012 @ 8:00a.m. - 11:00 A.M.
4.OpeningofBids December 12, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH - Dinagat
Islands District Engineering Offce, San Jose, Dinagat Islands, upon payment of
a non-refundable fee as stated above. Prospective bidders may also download the
BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the
BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of
their Bids Documents. Bids must accompanied by a Bid Security, in the amount and
acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy
of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid.
Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in
the bid evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH - Dinagat Islands District Engineering Offce, San Jose, Dinagat
Islands reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any
time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) GASPAR A. TAGADAN
Chief, Construction Section
BAC Chairman
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Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region III
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
1. CONTRACT ID: 12C00071 Preventive Maintenance of Tarlac-Zambales Road
Location : Tarlac Province
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 64,975,181.03
Scope of Work : Asphalting
Duration : 190 cal. days
2. CONTRACT ID: - 12C00072 - Construction of Sapang Burgos Bridge and
Approaches
Location : Paniqui, Tarlac
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 198,701,306.16
Scope of Work : Bored Pile and Flood Control
Duration : 390 cal. days

3. CONTRACT ID: - 12C00073 - Improvement of Ninoy Aquino By-way (Magalang-
Mabalacat Section)
Location : Mabalacat, Pampanga
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 92,000,379.07
Scope of Work : PCCP and Drainage
Duration : 289 cal. days
x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through the FY 2012, R.A.
10147 Continuing Regular 2011 Continuing intends to apply the sum of (Please see
above projects) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under
the contract for above-mentioned projects. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall
be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for projects mentioned
above. Works includes Asphalting; Bored Pile and Flood Control; PCCP and
Drainage. Completion of the Works is 190 cal. days for Tarlac-Zambales Road;
390 cal. Days for Sapang Burgos and 289 cal. Days for Ninoy Aquino By-way.
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and
receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least ffty percent
(50%) of the ABC.
Bidders will bid for the entire contract or per lot, and not per item.
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 stock
belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Contractors/applicants who are interested in the DPWH civil works are required to
register prior to the set schedule of submission of bid while those already registered
shall keep their records current and updated. Contractor Profle Eligibility Process
(CPEP) are subject to further post-qualifcation. Information on registration can be
obtained at DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph or Central Procurement Offce (CPO),
5
th
Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
5. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Reg. III and inspect the
Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.. Monday
to Friday.
6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders upon
submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) from the address below and upon payment of
non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of P50,000.00/project.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the DPWH Website
www.dpwh.gov.ph, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents
not later than the submission of their bids.
Payments can be made at any DPWH feld offce. The submission of the Original Receipt
(OR) for payments of bidding documents issued by any DPWH feld offce is suffcient
for the BAC of this Regional Offce to process the electronic eligibility evaluation of
contractors.
7. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at the Training Room, 2
nd
Floor, DPWH-Region
III, Sindalan, City of San Fernando (P), which shall be opened only to all interested
parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
8. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 13, 2012, 10:00
A.M. at the Training Room, 2
nd
Floor, this Offce. All bids must be accompanied by a
bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
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.
9. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region III 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
(Sgd.) LORETA M. MALALUAN
OIC-Asst. Regional Director
BAC-Chairman, DPWH-Reg. III
Sindalan, San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 455-0647; (045) 455-0649
INVITATION TO BID
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Region XI, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 226-9302 Fax. No. (082) 226-9372
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce XI, Davao City through
the CY 2013 Regular Infra Program intends to apply the following sum to payments of
the corresponding contracts listed hereunder. Bids received in excess of the Approved
Budget for the Contracts (ABC) shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. Contract ID : 12L0-0055
Contract
Name/Location
: Rehabilitation/Road Upgrading (Gravel to
Concrete) of Cogon-Kapatagan-Mainit Road
(Brgy. Cogon to Brgy. Binaton Section) , Digos
City, Davao Del Sur
Scope of Work : Reconstruction of Existing dilapidated PCCP
Intermittent sections; Concreting of road;
widening/ Improvement of shoulder along Existing
PCCP; Construction of Drainage Structures (CHB
lined Canal, RCCP); provision of thermoplastic
Pavement Markings
Source of funds : CY 2013 (GAA) DPWH Regular Infra
Estimated Contract Cost : P 96,500,000.00
2. Contract ID : 12L0-0056
Contract
Name/Location
: Rehabilitation/Widening/Road Upgrading (Gravel
to Concrete) of Cogon-Kapatagan-Mainit Road
(Brgy. Binaton to Brgy. Kapatagan Section), Digos
City, Davao del Sur
Scope of Work : Reconstruction of Existing dilapidated PCCP
Intermittent sections; ; widening of existing 4.0
m. concrete pavement; widening/ Improvement
of shoulder along Existing PCCP: Construction of
Drainage Structures (CHB lined Canal, RCCP);
provision of thermoplastic Pavement Markings
Source of funds : CY 2013 (GAA) DPWH Regular Infra
Estimated Contract Cost : P 72,375,000.00
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce XI, Davao City, now
invites bids for the above-mentioned contracts. Bidders should have completed at least
a single project from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a similar contract of
the project to be bid. 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 IRR of RA 9184, otherwise known
as The Government Procurement Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino Citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership or organizations
with at least seventy-fve (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens
of the Philippines.
4. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from the Department of Public Works
and Highways, Regional Offce XI, Davao City, and inspect at the address given below
from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
5. A complete set of Bidding documents maybe purchased by interested bidders from the
address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the bidding documents
the amount of P 50,000.00/project from November 22, 2012 to December 14, 2012,
until 10:00 a.m.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the www.dpwh.gov.ph and Philgeps
websites, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the bidding documents not later
than the submission of bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce XI, Davao City, thru the
Bids and Awards Committee will hold a Pre-bid conference on November 29, 2012 at
the DPWH Conference Room, DPWH XI Compound, R. Magsaysay Street, Davao City
at 10:00 a.m., which shall be open only to all interested Parties who have purchased
the bidding documents.
7. Bids must be delivered on or before 10:00 A.M. of December 14, 2012 at the Offce
of the BAC Chairman, DPWH XI, R. Magsaysay Street, Davao City. All bids must be
accompanied by a bid security in any acceptable forms and in the amount stated in
ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened at 2:00 P.M. of the same day in the presence of the bidders
representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids will not be
accepted.
8. The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce XI, Davao 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
bidders or bidders.
9. For further information, please refer to:
Charito Tinio-Mertens
Engineer III- Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce XI
R. Magsaysay Street, Davao City
Telefax : (082) 226-9310
Email : mertens.charito@dpwh.gov.ph
bacsecretariatdpwhxi@yahoo.com
(Sgd.) TOMAS M. RODRIGUEZ
Assistant Regional Director
BAC Chairman
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Telepono: 0917-7079668
Negros Oriental 1
st
District Engineering District Offce
Bindoy, Negros Oriental, Rehiyon VII
(MST-Nov. 22 & 28, 2012)
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The DPWH, Negros Oriental 1
st
District Engineering Offce, through the Bids
and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the contract(s);
1.) Contract ID 012HJ00025
Contract Name Reconstruction of Martilo Bridge
Contract Location La Libertad, Negros Oriental
Scope of Works A.1 Construction of Detour
102(4) Surplus unclassified Excavation, 103(3)
Foundation Fill, 104(1) Embankment, 201 Aggregate
Base Course, 505(a) Grouted Riprap, Class A , 500(1)
c 910mm f RCPC
A.2 Construction of Bridge Structure
101(2) Removal of Damage Existing Bridge, 103(2)
Bridge Excavation, 400(22a) Reinforced Concrete Test
Pile (F & D), 400(22b), Reinforced Concrete Pile (F &
D), 401 Bridge Railings, 404(1) Reinforcing Steel Grade
40 (FCHB & P), 405(1) Structural Concrete Class A,
405(1a) Structural Concrete Class A (fc=28 mpcs),
406 Pre-stressed Structural Concrete Girder, SPL-1
Mobilization and Demobilization and SPL-3 Provide
Project Sign Board
Approved Budget for the Contract P 10,290,000.00
Duration 162 Calendar Days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for the contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchased
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria; (a) prior registration with
DPWH, (b) Filipino Citizen owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or venture (c)
with PCAB License applicable to the type and the cost of this contract, (d) completion of
a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal
to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fll 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 will only process contractors applications for
the registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of
Registration (CCR). Registration forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website.
www.dpwh.gov.ph
The signifcant time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders Deadline: November 29, 2012
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents November 29, 2012 to December 17, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference December 4, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
4. Receipt of Bids December 17, 2012 (12:00 Noon)
5. Opening of Bids December 17, 2012 @ 1:30 P.M.

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00.
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if
available. Prospective bidders that will download form the DPWH website shall pay the
said fees on or before the submission of their documents. Bids must be accomplished
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as started in Section 27.2 of
the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy
of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid.
Contract will be awarded to the lowest calculated responsive bid as determined in the
bid evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH, Negros Oriental 1
st
District Engineering District Offce reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all bid and annul the bidding process anytime before
contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.

Approved:
For and In-the-Absence of the
BAC Chairman
(Sgd.) SALOME C. GRAVADOR
(BAC Vice Chairman)

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Nueva Vizcaya1
st
District Engineering Offce
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee BAC of the DPWH, Nueva Vizcaya1
st

District Engineering Offce, invites contractors tobid for the following
projects:
Contract ID : 12BI0099
Name of Contract : Repair/Maintenance of Flood Control
Structures along Magat River, Batu Section
Contract Location : Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Description: : Construction of reinforced revetment w/
2 layered top gabion. Construction of 4
units spurdikes w/ aggregate . Riverbed
excavation w/ disposal.
Approved Budget
For the Contract (ABC) : Php. 19,600,000.00
Contract Duration : 227 calendar days
The BAC will conduct this 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 the bid, To bid for this contract, a
contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and purchased bid documents
and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with the
DPWH, (b) Filipino Citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation,
cooperative, or joint venture (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type
and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least
50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting
Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment/cash deposit
certifcate for at least 10% of ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal
to 10% of the ABC.. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria
in the eligibility check, preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration, to the DPWH-POCWCentral Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOIs. The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process
the contractors application for registration with complete requirement 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 20-December 11, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference November 28, 2012
3. Receipt/Opening of Bids December 11, 2012 @ 2:00PM
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the
DPWH-Nueva Vizcaya 1
st
District Engineering Offce upon payment of a
non-refundable fee of Php.10,000.00 for Bid Document, .Prospective may
also download the BDs from DPWH Website, if available, Prospective
Bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the
said fees on or before submission of their bids.the Pre-Bid Conference shall
be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs.Bids must
be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount and acceptable form, as
stated in 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplish forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelop to the BAC Chairman, the
frst envelop shall contain the Technical component of the Bid,which shall
include a copy of the CRC. The second envelop shall contain the Financial
component of the Bid. Contract will be awarded to the lowest calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the evaluation and post qualifcation.
The DPWH reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, and to annul the
bidding process if the funds/allotments for the projects have been withheld
or reduced through no fault of the procuring entity without thereby incurring
any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders



(Sgd.) MARIFEL T. ANDES
Asst. District Engineer
BAC-Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) RONALD P. REYES
District Engineer
INVITATION TO BID
BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), through its Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC), invites bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid
for the hereunder project:
Name of Project One (1) lot Supply of materials, labor,
tools, equipment, technical supervision
and commissioning for the replacement
of Air Handling Units (AHU) serving 3
rd
,
4
th
and 5
th
foors of Building A, Security
Plant Complex, Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas per BSP Terms of Reference.
Approved Budget for
the Contract(ABC)
P9,628,000.00
Completion period One hundred eighty (180) calendar
days reckoned from the date stipulated
in the Notice to Proceed to be issued
by the Department of General Services

Bidders should have undertaken a similar requirement awarded
and completed from Y2007 to present amounting to at least 50% of
the ABC. The Eligibility Check/ Screening as well as the Preliminary
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria.
Post-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 Republic Act No. 9184
and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of Bid Documents Starting 22 November 2012
(from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 NN and
1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. only)
Procurement Offce
Room 212, 2
nd
Floor,
Five-Storey Building
A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sr.
Streets, Malate, Manila
Tel. No. 306-3123/Fax No. 708-7130
2. Joint Site Inspection 03 December 2012, 9:00 AM;
Building A, Security Plant Complex,
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, East
Ave., Quezon City
3. Pre-bid Conference 7 December 2012, 10:30 AM;
MR2A Conference Room, 2
nd

Floor, Five Storey Bldg., BSP Main
Complex, Malate Manila
4. Submission and Opening of
Bids
19 December 2012, 2:00 PM;
MR2A Conference Room, 2
nd

Floor, Five Storey Bldg., BSP Main
Complex, Malate Manila
5. Bid Evaluation These shall be in accordance with
the prescribed periods allowed in
the revised IRR of R.A. No. 9184.
6. Post-qualifcation
7. Notice of Award

The ITB and Checklist of Requirements for Bidders may be
downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government
Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the BSP Website
(www.bsp.gov.ph). The complete set of the Bidding Documents may
be purchased by interested bidders from the address stated above
upon presentation of the PhilGEPS Suppliers Order Form and
payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount of P10,000.00.
Only bidders who have purchased the bidding documents shall be
allowed to raise or submit written queries or clarifcation.
The BSP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or
indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of
the bid.
The BSP reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to declare
the bidding a failure, not to award the contract, to annul the bidding
process and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award,
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
Furthermore, the BSP reserves the right to waive any minor defects
or formality and to accept the proposal most advantageous to the
agency.

(SGD) ENRIQUE C. DOMINGO
Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Offce of the Regional Director
Region II- Cagayan Valley Region
Tuguegarao City
(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
The DPWH Regional Offce No. 2 through Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contracts.
1. Contract ID: 12B00027
Contract Name: Construction of BLGF Building
Contract Location: Regional Government Site, Carig,
Tuguegarao City
Brief Description: Construction of 10m x 20m two storey building
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): 9,708,737.86
Contract Duration: 150 CD
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding
procedures in accordance with RA 9184 and its Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations.
The bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent
(LOI), purchased bid documents and must meet the following major criteria:
(a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned
partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) wit PCAB license
applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar
contract costing at least 50% of ABC, or credit line commitment 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 application 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 time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents November 22-December 12, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference November 29, 2012
3. Receipt of Bids December 12, 2012, 10:00 A.M.
4. Opening of Bids December 12, 2012 10:30 A.M.
Letter of Intents (LOIs) and/or applications for eligibility and latest Class
A documents are to be accepted by the BAC together with the Bids and
other relevant documents on or before the deadline for submission of bids.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the
DPWH Regional Offce No. 2, upon payment of a non refundable fee of
P10,000.00. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the
DPWH website, if available prospective bidders that will download the BDs
from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission
of their bids documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the
amount and acceptable form, as stated in section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as
specifed in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC
Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of bid,
which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain
the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest
Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-
qualifcation.
The DPWH Regional Offce No. 2 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.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) MELANIO C. BRIOSOS, CESO IV
Assistant Regional Director
(BAC Chairman)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Negros Occidental 4th District Engineering Offce
Bago City, Negros Occidental
Tel Nos. (034)4610-599; (034)4611-250 & 732-4632
Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph
INVITATION TO BID for the
Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated from Pavement
Management System/Highway Development and Management-4
(HDM-4) Preventive Maintenance (Intermittent Sections) Jct.
Bagonawa La Carlota Isabela Road, Haguimit La Granja
Section, K0051+713 K0054+204 with exception, La Carlota City,
Negros Occidental
The DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
District Engineering Offce, Bago City, Neg. Occ., through
the FY 2013 DPWH Infra Program intends to apply the sum of Php 18,318,013.38
being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract
no. 013GN002. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at
bid opening.
The DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
District Engineering Offce, Bago City, Neg. Occ. now
invites bids for the Asphalt- 2,260.000 lm. width = 6.1m: 13,497.780 sq.m. with
50.00 mm thickness; 288.220 sq.m. with 100.00 mm thickness and the total area
is 13,786.000 sq.m. Completion of the Works required is 50 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, 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 from DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
District
Engineering Offce, Bago City, Negros Occidental and inspect the Bidding Documents
at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand Pesos (Php 25,000.00).
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 bidder shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not
later that the submission of their bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must present their Contractors
Registration Certifcate (CRC) in person or thru their authorized representative
as refected in their CRC with their valid IDs upon buying and submission of bids.
The DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
District Engineering Offce, Bago City, Neg. Occ.
will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on November 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at BAC Offce,
DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
DEO, Bago City, Neg. Occ., which shall be open to all interested
parties.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 12, 2012
until 9:00 A.M. and to be opened at 2:00 P.M. of the same day at BAC Offce,
DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
DEO, Bago City, Neg. Occ. 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 DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
District Engineering Offce, Bago City, Neg. Occ. 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:
MARIO T. MULETA MAGDALENO C. RUIZ
Head, BAC TWG Head, BAC Secretariat
Mobile No. 09298633408 Mobile No. 09173098007
DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
DEO DPWH Neg. Occ. 4
th
DEO
Bago City, Neg. Occ. Bago City, Neg. Occ.
Tel. Nos. (034) 4610-599, (034)4611-250 & Tel. Nos. (034) 4610-599, (034)4611-250 &
(034)7324632 (034)7324632
Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph. Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph.
(Sgd.) RICARDO C. GARAYGAY
Acting Assistant District Engineer
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) EMMANUEL C. MENDIGUARIN
OIC-District Engineer

(MST-Nov. 22, 2012)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH CXXXIX (139)
MAKATI CITY
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, INC.
Plaintiff,
-versus- CIVIL CASE NO. 08-690
For Damages
ROD HENRICH A. DE LARA,
Defendant.
x---------------------------------------x
ORDER
For resolution by this Court is the Motion for
Leave of Court for Publication of Summons fled by
plaintiff through counsel on 20 April 2012.
In the said motion, plaintiff prays for leave of court
to effect service of summons upon the defendant by
publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
It alleged that it had exerted further investigatioin
through its paralegal, Mr. Claro Rapatalo to ascertain
the whereabouts of the defendant bu to no avail.
Finding the grounds relied upon in the said
motion to be impressed with merit and in accordance
with Section 14, Rule 14 of the 1997 Rules of Civil
Procedure, the said motion is hereby GRANTED.
Accordingly, let the service of summons upon
the defendant Rod Henrich A. De Lara be effected
through publication in a newspaper of general
circulation to be determined by raffe, three (3) times
in three (3) consecutive weeks at plaintiffs expense.
Defendant is given a period of sixty (60) days
from the last publication within which to fle answer
or responsive pleading. Likewise, let copy of the
summons and this Order be sent by registered mail
to the last known address of the defendant.
Furnish copies of this Order to the plaintiff and
its counsel.
SO ORDERED.
Given to Chambers this 4
th
day of September
2012 at Makati City.
(Sgd.) BENJAMIN T. POZON
Presiding Judge
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH CXXXIX (139)
MAKATI CITY
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
-versus - CIVIL CASE NO. 08-690
FOR: Damages
ROD HENRICH A. DE LARA,
Defendant.
x------------------------------------x

TO: ROD HENRICH A. DE LARA -No. 313 Abbey
Street, Goodwill 3 Subdivision, Paranaque City
You are hereby required, within sixty (60) days
after service of this Summons upon you, to fle with
this Court and serve on the plaintiff your Answer to
the complaint, copy of which is attached, together with
annexes. If you fail to answer within the time fxed,
the plaintiff will take judgment by default and may
be be granted the relief applied for in the Complaint.
Moreover, pursuant to the IBP-OCA Memorandum
on Policy Guidelines, dated March 12, 2002, you are
expected not to fle a Motion to Dismiss but instead,
you are requested to allege the grounds of such
Motion as defenses in your answer. Likewise, you
are expected to utilize the deposition discovery
measures under Rules 23, 25, 26, 27 & 28 of the
1997 Rules of Civil Procedure.Failure to resort to
deposition by written interrogatories under Rule 25
and the request for admission of facts under Rule 27
may be prejudicial to your interest
WITNESS my hand under the seal of the Court,
this 4
th
day of September 2012 at-Makati City.
(Sgd.) ATTY. ROWENA M. SIMBAHAN
Branch Clerk of Court
(MST-Nov. 8, 15 & 22, 2012)
For
f as t
ad
r es ul t s ,
pl eas e
c al l
659-48-30
l oc al
303
or
659-48-03
ERRORS
&
OMI SSI ONS
I n Cl a s s i f i e d
A d s s e c t i o n
must be brought
to our attention
the very day the
advertisement is
published. We will
not be responsible
for any incorrect
ads not reported
to us immediately.
ERRATUM
P H I L I P P I N E P O R T S
AUTHORITY PORT DISTRICT
OFFI CE NORTHERN
MINDANAO INVITATION TO
BID FOR THE PROVISION
OF TEMPORARY SUPPORT
PERSONNEL FOR THE PDO-
NORTHERN MI NDANAO,
PMO- I LI GAN AND PMO-
OZAMI Z p u b l i s h e d o n
November 21, 2012, Bids must
be submitted at 8:30 AM, Bid
opening shall be at 9:00 AM,
paragraph "Bidding is open to
all interested bidders, whether
local or foreign, subject to
the conditions for eligibility
provi ded i n the IRR of RA
9184" should be ommitted and
the committee name should be
Bids and Awards Committee-
Procurement of Goods and not
as published.
ALIAS -
S U M M O N S
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Manila
Standard
TODAY
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Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY
2013. Intends to apply the sum of Php45,499,616.34 Php 82,000,000.00 and Php
150,000,000.00 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project
to payments under the contract ID NOS. 13H00016, 13H00017 and 13H00018
respectively for the projects stated below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following
to wit;
13H00016-Php 45,499,616.34
Widening /Concreting along gov./Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
It involves concreting of 300mm thick.
Completion of Work is 270 C.D.
13H00017-Php 82,000,000.00
Improvement of Concepcion, Danao-buenavista, Carmen Road, including
Bridge, Bohol
1. K0071+820-K0073+806.89
Completion of Work is 190 C.D.
13H00018-Php 150,000,000.00
Flyover at U.N. Avenue, Plaridel, Mandaue City
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least
ffty percent (50%) of the ABC.
2. 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.
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to
5:00 P.M.
4. 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 Php25,000.00 for ID 13H00016, Php 50,000.00 for
ID 13H00017 & 13H00018
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until
10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 13, 2012.
5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH
Regional Offce VII, South RoadProperties, Cebu City which shall be open
only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered on or before December 13, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at
DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road
Properties, Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of
the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
7. The DPWH 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. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752

(Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGIS
Caretaker, Administrative Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2013.
Intends to apply the sum of Php 75,307,687.90, Php 27,742,080.83 and Php
42,397,724.13 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to
payments under the contract ID NOS. 13H00013, 13H00014 and 13H00015 respectively
for the projects stated below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following
to wit;
13H00013-Php 75,307,687.90
Replacement of La Libertad bridge along dumaguete North Road (Jct. Bais-
Kabankalan-Negros Occidental Boundary), Negros Oriental
1. Km. 104+748.50
Completion of Work is 270 C.D.
13H00014-Php 27,742,080.83
Widening of F. Sotto Drive (from Gorordo Avenue to Gen. Maxilom Avenue, Cebu
City
Sta. 0+000-Sta. 0+460
Asphalting of 460m
Completion of Work is 150 C.D.
13H00015-Php 42,397,724.13
Rehabilitation of Gov. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City
1. K0007+999-K0007+1579
2. K0009+187-K0009+1117
It involves Asphalting of 1.510km
Completion of Work is 210 calendar days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least ffty
percent (50%) of the ABC.
1. 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.
2. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII
and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00
A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
3. 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 Php50,000.00 for ID
13H00013, Php 25,000.00 for ID 13H00014 & ID 13H00015
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of
the DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents
until10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 12, 2012.
4. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid
Conference on November 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference
Room, DPWH Regional Offce VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City
which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the
Bidding Documents.
5. Bids must be delivered on or before December 12, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at
DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road
Properties, Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in
any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
6. The DPWH 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.
7. For further information, please refer to:
ENGR. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752

(Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGIS
Caretaker, Administrative Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2013.
Intends to apply the sum of Php 63,423,523.76, Php 82,949,923.95 and Php
99,946,337.06 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to
payments under the contract ID NOS. 13H00010, 13H00011 and 13H00012 respectively
for the projects stated below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following
to wit;
13H00010-Php 63,423,523.76
Rehabilitation of Panglao Island Circumferential road, Bohol Province
1. K0013+555-K0018+555
It involves asphalting of 5.00kms
Completion of Work is 180 C.D.
13H00011-Php 82,949,923.95
Rehabilitatation of Panglao Island Circumferential road, Bohol Province
1. K0016+020-K0019+496
2. K0020+039-K0023+001
It involves asphalting of 6.438 km.
Completion of Work is 240 C.D.
13H00012-Php 99,946,337.06
Rehabilitatation of Panglao Island Circumferential road, Bohol Province
1. K0003+343.50-K0003+577
2. K0005+000-K0012+010
It involves asphalting for 7,243.50 km.
Completion of Work is 270 calendar days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least
ffty percent (50%) of the ABC.
2. 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.
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to
5:00 P.M.
4. 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 Php50,000.00 for each project.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until
10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 14, 2012.
5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on December 3, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH
Regional Offce VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City which shall be open
only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered on or before December 14, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at
DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road
Properties, Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any
of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose
to attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
7. The DPWH 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. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752
(Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGIS
Caretaker, Administrative Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2013. Intends
to apply the sum of Php 68,547,876.21,Php 58,212,693.18 and Php 88,368,119.21.00 being
the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to payments under the contract
ID NOS. 13H00007, 13H00008 and 13H00009 respectively for the stated projects below.
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following to wit;
13H00007-Php 68,547,876.21
Rehabilitation of Bais-Kabankalan Road, Negros Oriental
1. K0055+355-K0056+123
2. K0060+300-K0061+711
3. K0063+000-K0063+138
4. K0063+200-K0064+209
5. K0073+049-K0074+073
It involves Concreting of 230mm thick for 4.35 km.
Completion of Work is 300 C.D.
13H00008-Php 58,212,693.18
Upgrading of Bayawan-Mabinay road, Negros Oriental
1. K0121+(-570)-K0124+(080)
2. K0124+(351)-K0125+000
It involves concreting 0f 280mm thick for 3.159 km.
Completion of Work is 270 C.D.
13H00009-Php 88,368,119.21
Upgrading of Sta. Catalina-Pamploma-tanjay City Road, Negros Oriental
1. K0049+778-K0051+500
2. K0051+602-K0051+898
3. K0052+066-K0052+122
4. K0052+585-K0054+485
It involves concreting of 280mm thick for 3.974 km.
Completion of Work is 270 calendar days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least ffty
percent (50%) of the ABC.

2. 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.
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and inspect
the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
4. 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 Php50,000.00 for each project.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until
10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 11, 2012.
5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on
November 28, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional
Offce VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City which shall be open only to all
interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered on or before December 11, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at DPWH
Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road Properties,
Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable
forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
7. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
8. The DPWH 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. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752
(Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGIS
Caretaker, Administrative Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2013. Intends
to apply the sum of Php 75,392,000.00,Php 56,748,000.00 and Php73,500,000.00 being the
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to payments under the contract ID
NOS. 13H00004, 13H00005 and 13H00006 respectively for the stated projects below. Bids
received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following to wit;
13H00004-Php 75,392,000.00
Upgrading of Antequerra-San Isidro-Libertad (Tubigon) Road, Bohol Province
1. K0034+(-330)-K0034+(-256)
2. K0034+(-256)-K0034+486.34
3. K0035+(-007)-K0037+740
It involves asphalt overlay of 100mm for a total net length of 3.57 km.
Completion of Work is 190 C.D.
13H00005-Php 56,748,000.00
Upgrading of Antequerra-San Isidro-Libertad (Tubigon) Road,Bohol Province
1. K0020+911-K0023+100
It involves concreting of 2.27 km.
Completion of Work is 180 C.D.
13H00006-Php 73,500,000.00
Upgrading of Balilihan-Hanopol-Batuan road, Balilihan Section, Bohol Province
1. K0028+756.89-k0030+040
2. K0033+682.40-k0035+982
It involves concreting of 3.68 km.
Completion of Work is 190 calendar days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least ffty
percent (50%) of the ABC.
2. 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
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00
P.M.
4. 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 Php50,000.00 for each project.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until
10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 10, 2012.
5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on
November 27, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional
Offce VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City which shall be open only to all
interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered on or before December 10, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at DPWH
Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road Properties,
Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable
forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
7. The DPWH 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.
8. For further information, please refer to:
ENGR. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752
(Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGIS
Caretaker, Administrative Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
Republic of t he Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLI C WORKS AND HI GHWAYS
OFFI CE OF THE REGI ONAL DI RECTOR
Regi on VI I
Sout h Road Propert ies (SRP), Cebu Cit y
Invitation to Bid
November 19,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2013. Intends
to apply the sum of Php 68,757,000.00,Php 66,029,702.49 and Php 58,250,000.00 being
the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to payments under the contract
ID NOS. 13H00001, 13H00002 and 13H00003 respectively for the above stated projects.
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the following
to wit;
13H00001-Php 68,757,000.00
Asphalting of Naga-Uling Road, Cebu Province
1. K0027+000-K0027+468
2. K0027+542-K0027+796
3. K0028+000-K0030+000
4. K0033+000-K0034+000
It involves asphalt overlay of 100mm for a total net length of 4.03 km.
Completion of Work is 100 C.D.
13H00002 -Php 66,029,702.49
Asphalting of Cebu North Hagnaya wharf Road, Cebu
1. K0031+400-K0032+000
2. K0032+427-K0032+538
3. K0033+(-469)-K0033+001
4. K0034+(-551)-K0035+854.33
It involves asphalt overlay of 100mm with correction for a total length of 3.97 km.
Completion of Work is 150 C.D.
13H00003-Php 58,250,000.00
Upgrading of Antequerra-San Isidro-Libertad (Tubigon) Road, Bohol
1. K0038+(-260)-k0040+206.07
Completion of Work is 180 calendar days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least
ffty percent (50%) of the ABC.

2. 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.
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and inspect
the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
4. 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 Php50,000.00 for each project.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until
10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 7, 2012.
5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 26, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH
Regional Offce VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City which shall be open
only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered on or before December 7, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at
DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional Offce No. VII, South Road
Properties, Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any
of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose
to attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
7. The DPWH 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. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE
Head, BAC Secretariat
Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Offce VII
South Road Properties, Cebu City
(032) 411-6752
( Sgd.) ATTY.AYAON S. MANGGI S
Caret aker, Administ rat ive Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 22, 2012)
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