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Matt
Damon
Enters
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One soldier will go as far as it

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SCAR WINNER MATT 93), LLOYD LEVIN (Watchmen, United 93) and

takes to uncover a conspiracy


DAMON (The Bourne Greengrass, Green Zone is written by Academy
franchise, Invictus, The Award® winner BRIAN HELGELAND (L.A.
Informant!) and internation- that extends throughout an Confidential, Mystic River).
ally renowned director unstable country erupting Joining Damon for the timely thriller are

into war.
PAUL GREENGRASS (The stars GREG KINNEAR (Flash of Genius,
Bourne Supremacy, The Baby Mama) as Defense Intelligence agent
Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team Clark Poundstone; BRENDAN GLEESON (In
for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Bruges, BBC’s Into the Storm) as CIA station
Zone. In the film, one soldier will go as far chief Martin Brown; AMY RYAN (Change-
as it takes to uncover a conspiracy that ling, Gone Baby Gone) as Wall Street
extends throughout an unstable country Journal journalist Lawrie Dayne; KHALID
erupting into war. ABDALLA (The Kite Runner, United 93) as
A lone warrior is left with one option: go off Freddy, an Iraqi civilian who becomes
reservation to find the hidden truth. Miller’s translator; and JASON ISAACS
It is 2003, and U.S. Army Chief Warrant (Harry Potter franchise, Black Hawk Down)
Officer Roy Miller (played by Damon) and his as the Special Forces operative who could
team of inspectors have been dispatched by destroy both Miller’s mission and the
their commanders to find weapons believed to warrant officer himself, Special Forces Lt.
be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing Col. Briggs.
from one booby-trapped and treacherous site For Green Zone, Greengrass reunites a
to the next, the men search for deadly chemical stellar behind-the- scenes crew from previous
agents but instead stumble upon an elaborate projects. His production team includes
cover-up that subverts the purpose of director of photography BARRY ACKROYD
their mission. (The Hurt Locker, United 93); production
Spun by operatives with intersecting designer DOMINIC WATKINS (The Bourne
agendas, Miller must hunt through covert Supremacy, United 93); Oscar®-winning editor
and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign CHRISTOPHER ROUSE (The Bourne Ultima-
soil for answers that will either clear a rogue tum, United 93); composer JOHN POWELL
regime or escalate a war in an unstable (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Su-
region. At this blistering time and in this premacy); and visual effects supervisor PETER
combustible place, he will find the most CHIANG (The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93).
elusive weapon of all is the truth. Joining the key crew as the film’s costume
Produced by Working Title’s TIM BEVAN designer is SAMMY SHELDON (Hellboy II:
and ERIC FELLNER (A Serious Man, United The Golden Army, Stardust).
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A boy watches a man interacts with the different fish species using an aquanaut device, a special diving
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Ang gang rape sa loob ng Philippine Coast Guard camp! Bangungot lang
(Part 1 of 2) aalala na ang kanyang uncle
SINO ba itong si HAVAR na si Renecito, humiram si ONLY in da Pilipins! Mariing sambit ng isang Pinoy
COPOZ sa Philippine Coast Renecito ng cell phone sa isang balikbayan hinggil sa kanyang reaksyon tungkol sa pulitika
Guard (PCG) at animo’y handa babaeng kaibigan ni Anne at dito sa ating bayan. Bakit kamo? Talo pa ang “showbiz” sa
siyang ipaglaban ng patayan SHOOTER tinawagan niya ang cell phone samut-saring pautot. Nariyan ang todo tanggi sa mga
ng PCG huwag lang siyang ni Anne. Si Omar ang sumagot alegasyong nakinabang sa tuwid na daang binaluktot at
raffytulfo@pldtdsl.net
mailantad sa publiko? At bakit at sinabihan ang taong kausap pinagkitaan ng bilyon-bilyong salapi.
Ni Raffy Tulfo Todo tanggi pa rin sa
naman kaya? sa kabilang linya na, andito si
isyung sinuhulan ang
Noong March 2, bandang 10 prentice seaman. Anne, pinapasarap namin.
kanyang mga katunggali
pm, tinawagan si Anne (‘di Ipinakilala si Anne kay Sa muling pagtawag ni
upang umatras sa laban at
niya tunay na pangalan), 20 Copoz. Inalok ni Copoz si Anne Renecito hindi alam ni Omar sumuporta na lamang sa
years old, ng kanyang ng isang boteng red horse. na recorded na ang kanilang kanyang kandidatura – not
kaibigang si Jaypee Raymundo, Pagkatapos niyang maubos pag-uusap. Sinabi ni Omar na once, not twice but thrice. Wika
isang apprentice seaman ng ang isang boteng iyon at andito si Anne sa kampo at nga ng barbero namin sa La-
PCG, sa cell phone at nag- nagpapaalam na siyang ikinulong namin. Walang guna kung may usok may
anyayang magkita sila sa umalis ngunit pinigilan siya maibigay na dahilan si Omar sunog, kaya naman kung may dalawang dangkal ng
harap ng kampo ng PCG sa ni Copoz. Inalok siya ni Copoz kung bakit ikinulong nila si dokumentong inihanda sa isyu ng kalyeng binaluktot siguro
Bicutan, Taguig dahil ng isang basong alak at Anne. Agad naman sumugod naman meron konting butil ng katotohanan ang alegasyon.
ipapakilala daw niya ito sa pinangakuang papayagan na sa kampo si Renecito at doon Wika ko naman sa barbero yamang panahon ng eleksyon
kanyang boss na si Copoz. siyang makauwi kapag iyon ay inabutan niyang akay-akay ni ngayon, di kataka-takang makalkal ang mga basurang
Ngunit pagdating ni Anne inubos niya. Omar ang lupaypay na si Anne. ibinaon na sa limot upang pagpiyestahan ng mga uzi (ususero/
sa harap ng kampo, sinabi ni Pero nang maubos ni Anne Matapos mapakinggan ng chismoso). Ang sabihin mo naglipana din ang mga gaya-
Raymundo na kailangang ang laman ng baso, ilang saglit WANTED SA RADYO ang gaya, puto-maya sa mga pulitiko, sundot pa ni mamang barbero.
pumasok si Anne sa loob dahil pa, nakaramdam na siya ng sumbong ni Anne noong Mantakin mo sa kagustuhang ibarog ng isang kandidato
naroon daw si Copoz. panghihina at pagkahilo March 8, agad naming ang bumubulusok na “survey rating” ng kanyang kalaban
Pumalag si Anne. Alam hanggang sa tuluyan na tinawagan ang spokesman ng kinulapulan ito ng bintang na sinusuhulan siya para umatras
niyang bawal sa isang outsider siyang naging lupaypay. PCG na si Lt. Commander at sumuporta na lang sa kanya.
ang pumasok sa kampo ng Di naglaon naramdaman ni Armando Balilo para kumuha Eto basahin mo sa diyaryo (sabay wagayway sa mukha
walang official business doon. Anne na siya ay nakahiga na at ng pahayag. Tumangging ko ng isang tabloid). Ayon sa isang pahayagan, inakusahan
Sa pagpupumilit ni may dalawang lalaking huma- magsalita ni Balilo. Pero ni Sen. Loren Legarda si Sen. Mar Roxas na tinangka siyang
Raymundo, pumayag din si hawak sa kanyang dalawang kinabukasan, March 9, suhulan ng huli upang umatras sa laban at suportahan na
Anne. Sa isang kubo sa loob kamay habang siya ay hinahalay nagsalita si Balilo sa Philip- lamang nito ang Aquino- Roxas tandem.
ng kampo tumungo ang ni Copoz. Nararamdaman din pine Daily Inquirer. Ayon kay Mariin namang pinabulaanan ito ni Roxas at sinabing
dalawa at doon inabutan nila niyang halin-halinang Balilo inamin daw ni Anne sa isang imahinasyon ang pahayag na ito ni Legarda at tinawag
ang limang mga kalalakihan hinahalay na siya ng lahat ng barangay officials ng Taguig pang sobrang desperado at kapit sa patalim ang hakbang
na nag-iinuman. Isa na roon mga lalaking naroon. na siya’y lasing noon at na ito para lamang makahabol sa milya-milyang agwat niya.
ang ex-boyfriend ni Anne na Dahil ilang oras ng walang nangyaring masama Sa tutoo lang ginaya lang n’ya ang ginawa ni Erap ng ibunyag
si Reo Omar na isa ring ap- nawawala si Anne at nag- sa kanya. ITUTULOY... nito na pinaatras siya ng isa ring presidentiable, gayon din
ang sinabi ni Sen. Dick Gordon na sinusuhulan siya para
umatras. Palagay ko binabangungot lang itong si Loren Loren
Fight fans await Pacquiao-Clottey match sinta kasi nangangamote siya kontra Roxas sa pagka-bise
presidente, dugtong pa ng Barbero namin.
IT’S on! rangements. Clottey sleeps
The match between Manny
Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey
quite peacefully, in fact.
“If I dream about the fight,”
STREETSMART Ang nakakatuwa sa eleksyon natin, dito lumalababas ang
mga pinakatago-tagong sikreto ng mga kandidato at
Ni Jonathan Vicente nabubunyag sa publiko. Ito ang mapait na kapalit ng mga
is just a few days away and it Clottey says, “I won. Twice.”
reached its boiling point with- When he awoke, he was no double that amount from pay- naghahangad kumandidato ng wala namang kasiguruhang
out any trash talk being hurled longer dreaming. A thoughtful per-view. No matter what hap- mauupo ka sa pedestal ng kapangyarihan.
by any one of them. man, he knows what this wel- pens Saturday in front of 40,000 Madudungisan na ang iyong pangalan sampu ng iyong
I have browsed internet terweight title fight represents out at JerryWorld, the purse angkan, malilimas ang iyong kayamanan, malalagay pa sa
news even coming from Ghana for both parties. will spend nicely in Ghana. bingit ng panganib ang iyong buhay. Lualabas na mas “in-
and even journalists there are Pacquiao, 31, is, pound-for- He’ll give it a go, too. No one triguing” pang subaybayan ang takbo ng pulitika natin kaysa
very respectful of our very own pound, the world’s best fighter, doubts it, especially the pro- telenobela.
pound-for-pound king Manny. the man who retired Oscar De moter, Bob Arum, which is Di ko nga maintindihan kung ano meron ang pulitika at
A few days before the big- La Hoya, the automaton that another reason Clottey is here. napakaraming naghahangad na pumasok dito. Kung salapi
gest fight of his life, Clottey is Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted Like a lot of fighters from Af- ang hangad nila ay sundin na lang nila ang payo ng isang
supported by a manager, a no part of, which is why Clottey rica, he has no reverse. Unfor-
trainer/locksmith and two is here in his place.
presidentiable na bumalik na lang sa pagiging negosyante (chos!).
tunately, he’s also short on for-
bruisers from back home in Besides a title shot which ward gears.
Ghana. started in Vegas at 6-to-1 odds, Pacquiao is faster, quicker “When you come out safe,” trainer, Godwin Kotey, is back
Hs handlers said no one Clottey, 32, gets this: a $1.5 and more clever. His trainer, he says, “is the best thing in in Ghana, unable to obtain a
argues over the sleeping ar- million check and a chance for Freddie Roach, predicts a boxing.” visa. Clottey went back to get
knockout. If so, it would be a From a practical standpoint, him in January and couldn’t.
first for Clottey, who resents it’s hard to argue, especially He cried, and it didn’t help.
Roach’s presumptuousness. when your opponent has 38 And that means Lenny
No one knows what will knockouts in his 50 victories. DeJesus, 64, the former cut man
happen Saturday, he says. Even Still, Pacquiao isn’t taking and erstwhile locksmith,
so, he probably doesn’t want Clottey lightly. The record is moves up in the pecking order.
VICTOR A. CALUAG,
President and CEO Published Monday
it to go 12 rounds. The odds in impressive: 35-3, with 21 “We’ll see how it goes,”
MANNY B. MARINAY TONETTE HENSON to Friday by a decision tend to tilt in favor knockouts. Pacquiao has stud- Clottey says. “If I win, Lenny’s
Editor in Chief EVP
EVP, Sales & Marketing Silverstream of the guy with the private jet ied hours and hours of video. gonna be the man.”
JONATHAN P. VICENTE MARIO L. ADELANTE Publishing Corp. and TV appearances and po- And as for Clottey’s prepa- And if he doesn’t, well, worse
Managing Editor Accounting Manager Suite 2111 Cityland tential to afford everyone an- ration? things have happened, and
LEA G. BOTONES RAUL B. PEREZ
Herrera Tower, Valero other big payday. “I never watch tape,” he none of it earned him $1.5 mil-
Street, Salcedo Village,
News Editor Credit & Collection Manager Not that any of the above says. “Never watch nothing. I lion plus royalties. His first fight,
Makati City
CHONG P. ARDIVILLA EDISON B. CAMARINES Telephone Nos.
seems to bother Clottey. know what he’s gonna do. at age 6, a kid hit him so hard
Overall Creative Director Distribution Manager 8873435 • 8873433 “If the judges are wrong,” “He’s going to throw a lot he threw up. He’s been knocked
HECTOR L. LOZANO EDWIN A. CO • 8451653 • Email: he says, “I don’t mind.” of punches.” down only once as a pro. Known
Chief Layout Artist Production Supervisor cx.editorial@gmail.com You don’t care if they get it What Clottey has in mind for pressing the issue, he absorbs
wrong? for this fight is hard to say. His a lot of punches.
Friday, March 12, 2010 3
‘Save contributions, VILLAR ‘INVENTED’ I-AM-POOR STORY
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Manny standard-bearer of Pwersa ng Masang silence on issues against his biggest
gains of TESDA’ Villar not only stole the pro-poor slo- Pilipino, is the true opposition in the financier prove that Villar is the
NEWLY ap- gan of former president Joseph Estrada real sense of the word. administration’s candidate and not
pointed Secretary but concocted his ‘i-am-poor-stories’ “Estrada was persecuted, pros- Gilbert Teodoro who is merely a
Rogelio C. Peyuan of to boost his bid for the presidency, ecuted and detained. Villar was part pawn,” Salcedo said.
the Technical Educa- according to Margaux Salcedo, spokes- of that grand conspiracy. He joined She explained that Villar’s ‘rags to
tion and Skills Devel- person for Estrada. President Arroyo in 2001 and was part riches’ yarn has long deceived the poor.
opment Authority “The orange color he’s using and of Edsa Dos,” Salcedo said. “Growing up in Tondo does not mean
(TESDA) urged yes- the ‘para sa mahirap’ slogan are not Salcedo said the fact that Villar a person is poor. His family rented a
terday all candidates Villar ’s original concepts. Those are served as Senate President under the small stall for their prawn business,
for president to save Estrada’s. He’s capitalizing on them Arroyo government showed that he’s meaning they had the means. The fact
the gains and contri- to the hilt. Filipino voters are intelli- not with the opposition. that Villar studied in Holy Child Catho-
butions of TESDA to gent, they know if the candidate is “The Villarroyo accusation is true. lic School, a private school, meant they
the country, in terms of education, and pretentious or sincere in his agenda,” Reports of his secret meetings with had the resources. He studied in
employment, from political oppression. Salcedo said in a statement. Gloria, administration money Mapua which is also a private school.
“I hope they (presidentiables) value Salcedo reiterated that Estrada, bankrolling his candidacy and his Yan ba ang mahirap?” Maricel Cruz
TESDA’s fervid mission to sufficiently
equip our poor countrymen (with skills)
PNP intensifies poll security operations Earth Hour returns for
so they could gain employment,” Peyuan THE Philippine National Po- dates and political parties in sup-
lice is intensifying security opera- port of efforts to ensure peaceful
sake of environment
said. IT’S been a year since Earth Hour 2009, a
Citing how TESDA poured P5.6 billion tions as the election period entered and orderly elections.
its 60th day on Wednesday. Verzosa was in Cotabato City historical event where over a billion people
into the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships switched off lights in homes, offices, schools
(PGS) program to produce over 800,000 PNP chief Dir. Gen. Jesus on Thursday to witness the sign-
Verzosa ordered all PNP regional ing of a Peace Covenant among and monuments across 88 countries world-
graduates of short training courses in 2009
directors and directors of national local politicians in ARMM and wide.
alone, Peyuan called on leaders across
security supprt units to sustain Central Mindanao. Last year, the Philippines placed first in
political parties to look beyond their bi-
ases and appreciate how TESDA can be the momentum of police opera- PNP Spokesman, Chief Super- terms of town and city participation, with
an institutional vehicle towards progress. tions against violators of the intendent Leonardo A Espina said over 10 million switching off in 647 towns
“I am happy to report to you that 70 Comelec-imposed gun ban even latest intensified operations and cities nationwide.
as he ordered Special Task Forces against Partisan Armed Groups For 2010, Earth Hour returns in full force.
percent of those who completed TESDA
and Police Maneuver Units to hit (PAGs), gun ban violators and Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday,
courses this past year gained employment
hard on Partisan Armed Groups criminal elements and threat March 27 at 8:30 p.m. (local time) and is a
here or abroad,” he said.
and domestic threat groups that groups resulted in the arrest on global call to action to every individual, ev-
Peyuan, who took on the reins of TESDA pose a threat to the holding of Wednesday of Barangay Chair-
just last week, said his experience as ery business and every community through-
clean and honest national elec- man Nicanor Moloboco of out the world.
deputy director general for field opera- tions in May. Barangay Canhumawi, Gandara,
tions gives him reason to believe that tech- It is a call to stand up, to take responsibil-
Aside from intensified secu- Samar. Espina said Moloboco is ity, to get involved and lead the way towards
nical skills education must continue to rity operations, Verzosa also di- wanted by the law for a string of
be a key priority of the country’s next a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and
rected PNP Units to initiate Peace Murder cases in Samar.
leader, without political prejudice to Presi- Covenants among local candi- Maricel Cruz landmarks from Europe to Asia to the Ameri-
dent Arroyo’s role in making it a center- cas will stand in darkness.
piece of her administration’s jobs genera-
tion program.
26 abused OFWs from Qatar arrive Earth Hour Philippines National Direc-
tor Yeb Saño calls on private corporations,
“Instead of deconstructing this suc- TWENTY six overseas Filipino p.m. on board Qatar Airways local groups, schools and the entire nation
cessful program, what our future leaders workers (OFWs) were repatriated flight QR-646. to participate in this momentous event by
must do is save it from political oppres- from Qatar yesterday afternoon, Dizon said OWWA has paid switching off lights from 8:30–9:30 p.m. on
sion,” Peyuan said. according to the Overseas Work- the plane tickets of the workers 27 March 2010.
ers Welfare Administration. who were stranded for several
MMDA revives anti-smoke OWWA administrator
Carmelita Dizon reported to the
months in Qatar when their em-
ployers brought them to police for
GMA places Mindanao
belching campaign Department of Foreign Affairs breach of contract. under state of calamity
THE Metropolitan Manila Development (DFA) that the distressed work- The OFWs were able to go
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Authority yesterday ordered the renewal of ers, all females, arrived at the home after their foreign employ- placed Mindanao yesterday under a state of
its anti-smoke belching campaign which Ninoy Aquino International Air- ers issued exit clearances. calamity to enable the national and local gov-
starts today. port Terminal 1 at around 3:30 Lorna Gamboa ernments to cope with the crippling power
MMDA chairman Oscar Inocentes said his crisis caused by dry spell attributed to the El
office will initially assign six personnel to Niño weather phenomenon.
be in-charge of the apprehension of the vio- The emergency move was recommended
lators. by National Disaster Coordinating Council
He said even if the government-owned ve- (NDCC) chair Norberto Gonzales, who is also
hicles will not be spared as the MMDA will the secretary of national defense, following
issue notice of violation and citation tickets meetings by a crisis group in the Cabinet
to all those who will not abide by the cam- tasked by the President to evaluate options
paign. in the Mindanao power problems, other than
“This way, the level of maintenance of invoking presidential emergency powers or
vehicles in our country will improve,” emergency measures under the so-called
Inocentes stressed. EPIRA law of 2001.
According to the MMDA, it will initially Among the options under consideration
concentrate its operation along Epifanio Delos were: enjoining companies and their work-
Santos Avenue (EDSA), within the vicinity ers to operate at night when power usage is
of the MMDA office in Makati City. Vote for Lapid is vote for GMA low; sharing of generating capacities among
License plates of vehicles that fail the Akbayan Party-list staged a creative protest action against former action star Lito Lapid’s generator sets owners; continuous conser-
smoke density test will be confiscated and senate reelection bid. The group said that Lapid has given up the role of Leon Guerrero, one vation measures and rotating brownouts (a
LTO citation tickets will be issued. of the iconic characters of Philippine cinema played by Lito Lapid, to play the part of a form of managing demand); importing gensets
First-time violators will have to pay a fine subservient puppet of the Arroyo administration in the Senate. According to the group, and even power barges that have higher watt-
of P1,000, while second-time offenders face reinstating Lapid as senator would mean giving the Filipino six more years of a mediocre age; and mobilizing and releasing of calam-
a fine of P3,000. Annette Vergel legislators and Mrs. Arroyo more leeway to secure her hold on power. ity funds. Alex Balcoba
4 Friday, March 12, 2010 5
U.S., ay ang mga Jay-R po na style “Yung kanta,
Kris, ‘di pwedeng maistorbo ni James kapag natutulog? sumusunod:
“Himala” ng
nai-incorporate ko
po sa hit na hit na
sobrang malalim po,
e. Parang heartbro-
NAG-deny si Jay- kapag sleeping Sinusuportahan encourage sa mga Rivermaya, “Ako’y song. So, sana ken siya na in love.
R sa column item beauty na ang ni Paranaque Mayor teachers, students, Sa ‘Yo” ng Iaxe, lang, magustuhan Ako po kasi,
namin last Wednes- drama ng kanyang Florencio Bernabe, out of school youth, “Ikaw Lamang” ni ng mga tao yung pumapasok ako sa
day tungkol sa wife? Jr. ang Digital overseas Filipino Zsa Zsa Padilla, version ko kasi character ng kanta
pagtulog ng dyowa Ang tsika sa Filmmaking work- workers na “Paalam Na” ni classic na po yung para feel na feel ng
niyang si Krissa amin, sa isang shop na in-organize inreresado na Rachel Alejandro, mga kantang yun, e. audience na feel na
Mae sa bahay niya spare room daw feel ko yung
sa New Manila. SHOWBIZ natutulog ang
ng Plusiminus Film matuto tungkol sa “Muli” ni Rodel Baka magalit po sila
kinakanta ko. Hindi

JAY-R AT KRISSA MAE


Camp na paggawa ng Naval, “Kahit na iniba ko po ang
“Hindi naman PIZZAZZ basketball player. magsisimula sa pelikula. Para sa Kailan” ng South ibang melody. Pero yung nakatayo lang
ako at kumakanta
kami nagli-live in. Yes, gano’n daw April 7 hanggang karagdagang Border, “Huwag Na ang sa akin po, it’s
Actually, ngayon ko By Alex Brosas ang drama ng sa kanila,” sabi
May 10. impormasyon, Lang Kaya” ng True 2010, it’s a new
lang narinig ‘yang istorbohin ng kahit basketball player. Faith, “Sa Isip Ko” time. So, why not, niya.
Mga batang maaari kayong Kapansin-pansin
chismis na ‘yan. na sino kapag siya Maski ang filmmakers ang mga tumawag sa ni Agot Isidro, “Sa you know, make it
ay nagpapahinga. naman ang bagong
Pero okay lang kanyang mga anak magtuturo bilang Paranaque City Kanya” ni Ogie some fresh arrange-
By this, we mean, title ni Jay-R, from
‘yan,” esplika ng din daw ay hindi lecturers sa Media Bureau, Alcasid, “Ikaw Lang ment.” being the Prince of
singer nang kahit sino, kahit ang puwedeng istorbohin nasabing workshop Eduardo Blanco/ Ang Mamahalin” ni Jay-R’s personal R&B, he is now
makapanayam ito husband niyang si ang Queen of Talk
Gerald joins Kim in “spicy” new kamakailan para sa James Yap. kapag feel na Jay-R very lucky sa year of the Tiger called “The Platinum
Prince of Soul.” Pilipinas 2010. nice kasi we
kanyang album Ang tsika sa niyang magpahinga. IBANG klase ang Universal Records. Joey Albert, “Sana BEAUTY Ano nga ba ang downsize ourselves
project for Payless Shanghai launch. amin, kapag swerte na pumapa- Nagkaroon ng Ay Ikaw Na Nga” ni QUEEN’S BOY- feeling na maging as an artista. Kasi
Hindi naman daw nakatulog na si Kris Ang tsika sok sa buhay ni presscon for Jay- Basil Valdez, “Wala FRIEND. Halatang boyfriend ng isang artist din po siya,
IN show business, young stars, even good ones, can come and apektado si Jay-R sa kanilang kuwarto beauty queen? artist din po ako.
Prince of R&B na si R’s album sa Linden Na Bang Pag-Ibig” masaya si Jay-R
go for various reasons. From time to time, though, those who have sa aming item about ni James na wala pa sa amin, sa Jay-R at para sa Suites noong March ni Jaya, at “Hagkan” when it comes to “I feel very So, yung mga
undeniable potential and the uncanny ability to make their projects ang kanyang proud!” bulalas ni influences po niya,
him. Tanggap kanya dream come 10, at dito niya ni Sharon Cuneta. his lovelife.
highly memorable come along. Talented and hot-on-the radar, they isang spare

KRIS AT JAMES
naman daw nito ng basketball player- true ang makapag- ikinuwento how “Puro mga Nakangiti siya Jay-R. “Feeling ko, influences ko,
prove that they are someone worth watching out for. alam n’yo yung magkapareho rin po
may mga ganitong husband ay hindi na room daw release ng isang all- lucky he is this legendary po ‘yung palagi kapat
Gerald Anderson, who first rose to fame via Pinoy Big Brother: pizza commercial kaya parang isa
tsismis na lalabas ito puwedeng OPM album. year. mga kinanta ko, tinatanong tungkol
Teen Edition, is one such young actor. His presence injects new na ‘level up, pare,’ lang kami mag-isip.
sa kanya. pumasok sa natutulog ang Sinabi ni Jay-R Sa ulat ng talagang hit na hit sa girlfriend niyang
excitement in both the big and small screens. And while he is favorite among his feeling ko ganun So, we give each
“It comes with kanilang room. na puro revival nga Philippine Entertain- po ang mga kanta,” si Krissa Mae
now highly visible on television (Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, the songs in the album yung nararamdaman other new idea,
upcoming Nagai Aida), in movies (Paano na Kaya?) and in adver- the territory. Sa Magigising kasi ang basketball player ng mga sikat na ment Portal (PEP), sambit ni Jay-R. Arrieta, na
show business, taklesang TV host OPM love songs kabilang sa mga “Ang masaya sa is “Ikaw Lamang” kinoronahang Bb. ko. It’s a different different idea.
tisements, audiences don’t tire of him, or of his blockbuster love Ang ginagawa na gagawin ding Nelson Lacambra,
laging may ganoon at ito raw ang ayaw ang nakapaloob sa kantang nakapaloob akin, what was fun which was originally Pilipinas-Interna- feeling po to be in a Parang from there,
team with fellow PBB graduate Kim Chiu. Both of them have all raw ni Kris ay isang tour. Ito ay tel. 8277279 or
na factor so sanay na ayaw niya. 13-track album ni sa all-OPM album ni to do is to make my popularized by Zsa tional sa katatapos relationship like we try to be better
the qualities that industry execs and fans look for—talent, good binibigyan niya ng kinabibilangan maaari kayong mag-
Usually kasi, Jay R mula sa Jay-R, na lumaki sa own version. Yung Zsa Padilla. lang na Binibining this. It’s actually lang po.”
looks and strong appeal, yet they remain friendly and approach- na kami.”
pera ang mga yaya ninaAriel Reyes, email sa
able—a star-making combination that cannot be found anywhere. Ang dating pala kapag may game si
Attracting the eyes of local food conglomerate Universal Robina nina Baby James at Ivan togonon, Blake plusiminus25@yahoo.com.
ng isinulat naming James ay inaabot
Corporation (URC), Gerald is now the latest to endorse its Payless Josh para aliwin ang Sarion, Trox Salazar The city media
pagtulog-tulog na ito ng gabi sa
Pancit Shanghai products. He joins Kim (who appeared in the kanyang mga anak. at Joel Gana. bureau will provide
minsan ni Krissa pag-uwi sa kanilang
previous campaign for Pancit Shanghai in Original and Pata Tim Usually, sa mall daw Maganda ang venue, demo
Mae sa bahay niya condo sa Serendra
flavors) in a new TV commercial promoting the Spicy Szechuan dinadala ng mga layunin ni Mayor equipment and film
ay parang sa The Fort.
and Spicy Kung Pao flavors. yaya ang dalawang Bernabe sa work- scholarships to
pinalalabas namin Siyempre nga
“Gerald and Kim are both very versatile and you can see it in bagets na sina Josh shop activity na ito deserving students.
na nag-li-live-in na naman, hindi naman
the roles they have portrayed in the past,” shares Marcia Gokongwei, at Baby James. sa panahon ng Si Blake ay
sila. Ha!Ha!Ha! siya makakauwi
general manager of URC’s Payless business unit. “Because of their Ang nakakatuwa summer. Usual fare lumaki sa US na
Katuwa naman kaagad pagkatapos
passion and dedication to their craft, they offer Filipinos true en- pa nito, very na kasi ang mga may malaking
tertainment value all the time. They are both tireless, proud of itong si Jay-R! ng kanilang game generous daw itong outdoor camps at experience sa
their art and work hard to present something Filipinos will al- Kung ang dahil kailangan pa si Kris sa kanyang sports activity theater. Umapir na
ways enjoy—values that we admire and also share.” nakarating sa aming niyang magpahinga household helpers during summer kaya siya sa Comedy
The first instant flat noodles in the Philippines, Payless Pancit tsika ay nagsasama muna at kaya naman pati naman naisip niya Central wherein he
Shanghai is inspired by the rich Chinese food tradition, with real na sila, eh, di iyon makipagtsika sa sila ay binibigyan ng na suportahan ang portrayed Kimlah in
vegetables, herbs and spices, and has no preservatives added, making ang isusulat namin. ilang loyal fans. datung ng talk show isang filmmaking “Strangers With
it a high-quality instant dish that the entire family can enjoy. Ang kaso ay hindi At saan naman
naman. Ang tsika sa queen. workshop na nag-e- Candy”. Ang sabi
“I’m very happy to endorse this product with Kim. Actually, I matutulog si James ***
was quite envious when I saw her commercials. And now I’m amin, may mga niya, ibinenta niya
part of it,” announces Gerald. “I’m also very happy about this sleep overs lang ang kanyang kotse
project itself and actually quite overwhelmed. Ang dami nilang itong si Krissa Mae at HD camera
products and I did not expect that I would be part of such a big sa kanyang makapag-aral
family I think yung fans namin ni Kim will be extremely happy balaysung. lamang ng filmmak-
about this project, too.” *** ing sa International
“When I found out that they were renewing my Payless con- May kakaibang Academy of Film
tract, I was very pleased, especially when I was told I would be drama pala itong si and Television in
with Gerald again. We’re both very happy about working together Kris Aquino kapag
on this,” added Kim, who admits to enjoying Payless Pancit Shang- Cebu. Ganoon siya
siya ay nagpapa- kaintresado sa
hai when taking breaks on the set. hinga. Ayaw na
Their new roles as the faces of Payless Pancit Shanghai ring filmmaking. Ituturo
ayaw pala niyang niya ang directing
very true-to-life. Both actors, though young, are very value-con- maiistorbo sa
scious, seeking quality in whatever they purchase and enjoy. Gerald and acting sa
knows how important it is to stick to a budget in order to prepare kanyang pagtulog. workshop.
for the future, while Kim keeps her eyes open for what’s afford- Kung sabagay,
Si Ivan na
able but worth it. sino nga naman ang
gugustuhing pinakabata sa grupo
For future roles, Gerald is open to playing all sorts of charac- ay produkto rin ng
ters, even bad ones, as long as he can show the audience that the maistorbo sa
kanyang pagpapa- International Acad-
character will still find value in the end. Kim, meanwhile, seeks to
play extreme characters (maybe twins) that can challenge her skills hinga, ‘di ba? emy of Film and
further. Much like the brand they are supporting, both young tal- Ang drama ng (Seated) from right Mayor Bernabe and film maker Ariel Reyes, From left (standing) Television. He was
ents are truly all about offering variety through their quality work. Queen of Talk, hindi film makers who will conduct the workshop Ivan Togonon, Blake Sarion and Trox hired as producer ng
siya puwedeng Salazar. Big Foot.
4 Friday, March 12, 2010 5
U.S., ay ang mga Jay-R po na style “Yung kanta,
Kris, ‘di pwedeng maistorbo ni James kapag natutulog? sumusunod:
“Himala” ng
nai-incorporate ko
po sa hit na hit na
sobrang malalim po,
e. Parang heartbro-
NAG-deny si Jay- kapag sleeping Sinusuportahan encourage sa mga Rivermaya, “Ako’y song. So, sana ken siya na in love.
R sa column item beauty na ang ni Paranaque Mayor teachers, students, Sa ‘Yo” ng Iaxe, lang, magustuhan Ako po kasi,
namin last Wednes- drama ng kanyang Florencio Bernabe, out of school youth, “Ikaw Lamang” ni ng mga tao yung pumapasok ako sa
day tungkol sa wife? Jr. ang Digital overseas Filipino Zsa Zsa Padilla, version ko kasi character ng kanta
pagtulog ng dyowa Ang tsika sa Filmmaking work- workers na “Paalam Na” ni classic na po yung para feel na feel ng
niyang si Krissa amin, sa isang shop na in-organize inreresado na Rachel Alejandro, mga kantang yun, e. audience na feel na
Mae sa bahay niya spare room daw feel ko yung
sa New Manila. SHOWBIZ natutulog ang
ng Plusiminus Film matuto tungkol sa “Muli” ni Rodel Baka magalit po sila
kinakanta ko. Hindi

JAY-R AT KRISSA MAE


Camp na paggawa ng Naval, “Kahit na iniba ko po ang
“Hindi naman PIZZAZZ basketball player. magsisimula sa pelikula. Para sa Kailan” ng South ibang melody. Pero yung nakatayo lang
ako at kumakanta
kami nagli-live in. Yes, gano’n daw April 7 hanggang karagdagang Border, “Huwag Na ang sa akin po, it’s
Actually, ngayon ko By Alex Brosas ang drama ng sa kanila,” sabi
May 10. impormasyon, Lang Kaya” ng True 2010, it’s a new
lang narinig ‘yang istorbohin ng kahit basketball player. Faith, “Sa Isip Ko” time. So, why not, niya.
Mga batang maaari kayong Kapansin-pansin
chismis na ‘yan. na sino kapag siya Maski ang filmmakers ang mga tumawag sa ni Agot Isidro, “Sa you know, make it
ay nagpapahinga. naman ang bagong
Pero okay lang kanyang mga anak magtuturo bilang Paranaque City Kanya” ni Ogie some fresh arrange-
By this, we mean, title ni Jay-R, from
‘yan,” esplika ng din daw ay hindi lecturers sa Media Bureau, Alcasid, “Ikaw Lang ment.” being the Prince of
singer nang kahit sino, kahit ang puwedeng istorbohin nasabing workshop Eduardo Blanco/ Ang Mamahalin” ni Jay-R’s personal R&B, he is now
makapanayam ito husband niyang si ang Queen of Talk
Gerald joins Kim in “spicy” new kamakailan para sa James Yap. kapag feel na Jay-R very lucky sa year of the Tiger called “The Platinum
Prince of Soul.” Pilipinas 2010. nice kasi we
kanyang album Ang tsika sa niyang magpahinga. IBANG klase ang Universal Records. Joey Albert, “Sana BEAUTY Ano nga ba ang downsize ourselves
project for Payless Shanghai launch. amin, kapag swerte na pumapa- Nagkaroon ng Ay Ikaw Na Nga” ni QUEEN’S BOY- feeling na maging as an artista. Kasi
Hindi naman daw nakatulog na si Kris Ang tsika sok sa buhay ni presscon for Jay- Basil Valdez, “Wala FRIEND. Halatang boyfriend ng isang artist din po siya,
IN show business, young stars, even good ones, can come and apektado si Jay-R sa kanilang kuwarto beauty queen? artist din po ako.
Prince of R&B na si R’s album sa Linden Na Bang Pag-Ibig” masaya si Jay-R
go for various reasons. From time to time, though, those who have sa aming item about ni James na wala pa sa amin, sa Jay-R at para sa Suites noong March ni Jaya, at “Hagkan” when it comes to “I feel very So, yung mga
undeniable potential and the uncanny ability to make their projects ang kanyang proud!” bulalas ni influences po niya,
him. Tanggap kanya dream come 10, at dito niya ni Sharon Cuneta. his lovelife.
highly memorable come along. Talented and hot-on-the radar, they isang spare

KRIS AT JAMES
naman daw nito ng basketball player- true ang makapag- ikinuwento how “Puro mga Nakangiti siya Jay-R. “Feeling ko, influences ko,
prove that they are someone worth watching out for. alam n’yo yung magkapareho rin po
may mga ganitong husband ay hindi na room daw release ng isang all- lucky he is this legendary po ‘yung palagi kapat
Gerald Anderson, who first rose to fame via Pinoy Big Brother: pizza commercial kaya parang isa
tsismis na lalabas ito puwedeng OPM album. year. mga kinanta ko, tinatanong tungkol
Teen Edition, is one such young actor. His presence injects new na ‘level up, pare,’ lang kami mag-isip.
sa kanya. pumasok sa natutulog ang Sinabi ni Jay-R Sa ulat ng talagang hit na hit sa girlfriend niyang
excitement in both the big and small screens. And while he is favorite among his feeling ko ganun So, we give each
“It comes with kanilang room. na puro revival nga Philippine Entertain- po ang mga kanta,” si Krissa Mae
now highly visible on television (Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, the songs in the album yung nararamdaman other new idea,
upcoming Nagai Aida), in movies (Paano na Kaya?) and in adver- the territory. Sa Magigising kasi ang basketball player ng mga sikat na ment Portal (PEP), sambit ni Jay-R. Arrieta, na
show business, taklesang TV host OPM love songs kabilang sa mga “Ang masaya sa is “Ikaw Lamang” kinoronahang Bb. ko. It’s a different different idea.
tisements, audiences don’t tire of him, or of his blockbuster love Ang ginagawa na gagawin ding Nelson Lacambra,
laging may ganoon at ito raw ang ayaw ang nakapaloob sa kantang nakapaloob akin, what was fun which was originally Pilipinas-Interna- feeling po to be in a Parang from there,
team with fellow PBB graduate Kim Chiu. Both of them have all raw ni Kris ay isang tour. Ito ay tel. 8277279 or
na factor so sanay na ayaw niya. 13-track album ni sa all-OPM album ni to do is to make my popularized by Zsa tional sa katatapos relationship like we try to be better
the qualities that industry execs and fans look for—talent, good binibigyan niya ng kinabibilangan maaari kayong mag-
Usually kasi, Jay R mula sa Jay-R, na lumaki sa own version. Yung Zsa Padilla. lang na Binibining this. It’s actually lang po.”
looks and strong appeal, yet they remain friendly and approach- na kami.”
pera ang mga yaya ninaAriel Reyes, email sa
able—a star-making combination that cannot be found anywhere. Ang dating pala kapag may game si
Attracting the eyes of local food conglomerate Universal Robina nina Baby James at Ivan togonon, Blake plusiminus25@yahoo.com.
ng isinulat naming James ay inaabot
Corporation (URC), Gerald is now the latest to endorse its Payless Josh para aliwin ang Sarion, Trox Salazar The city media
pagtulog-tulog na ito ng gabi sa
Pancit Shanghai products. He joins Kim (who appeared in the kanyang mga anak. at Joel Gana. bureau will provide
minsan ni Krissa pag-uwi sa kanilang
previous campaign for Pancit Shanghai in Original and Pata Tim Usually, sa mall daw Maganda ang venue, demo
Mae sa bahay niya condo sa Serendra
flavors) in a new TV commercial promoting the Spicy Szechuan dinadala ng mga layunin ni Mayor equipment and film
ay parang sa The Fort.
and Spicy Kung Pao flavors. yaya ang dalawang Bernabe sa work- scholarships to
pinalalabas namin Siyempre nga
“Gerald and Kim are both very versatile and you can see it in bagets na sina Josh shop activity na ito deserving students.
na nag-li-live-in na naman, hindi naman
the roles they have portrayed in the past,” shares Marcia Gokongwei, at Baby James. sa panahon ng Si Blake ay
sila. Ha!Ha!Ha! siya makakauwi
general manager of URC’s Payless business unit. “Because of their Ang nakakatuwa summer. Usual fare lumaki sa US na
Katuwa naman kaagad pagkatapos
passion and dedication to their craft, they offer Filipinos true en- pa nito, very na kasi ang mga may malaking
tertainment value all the time. They are both tireless, proud of itong si Jay-R! ng kanilang game generous daw itong outdoor camps at experience sa
their art and work hard to present something Filipinos will al- Kung ang dahil kailangan pa si Kris sa kanyang sports activity theater. Umapir na
ways enjoy—values that we admire and also share.” nakarating sa aming niyang magpahinga household helpers during summer kaya siya sa Comedy
The first instant flat noodles in the Philippines, Payless Pancit tsika ay nagsasama muna at kaya naman pati naman naisip niya Central wherein he
Shanghai is inspired by the rich Chinese food tradition, with real na sila, eh, di iyon makipagtsika sa sila ay binibigyan ng na suportahan ang portrayed Kimlah in
vegetables, herbs and spices, and has no preservatives added, making ang isusulat namin. ilang loyal fans. datung ng talk show isang filmmaking “Strangers With
it a high-quality instant dish that the entire family can enjoy. Ang kaso ay hindi At saan naman
naman. Ang tsika sa queen. workshop na nag-e- Candy”. Ang sabi
“I’m very happy to endorse this product with Kim. Actually, I matutulog si James ***
was quite envious when I saw her commercials. And now I’m amin, may mga niya, ibinenta niya
part of it,” announces Gerald. “I’m also very happy about this sleep overs lang ang kanyang kotse
project itself and actually quite overwhelmed. Ang dami nilang itong si Krissa Mae at HD camera
products and I did not expect that I would be part of such a big sa kanyang makapag-aral
family I think yung fans namin ni Kim will be extremely happy balaysung. lamang ng filmmak-
about this project, too.” *** ing sa International
“When I found out that they were renewing my Payless con- May kakaibang Academy of Film
tract, I was very pleased, especially when I was told I would be drama pala itong si and Television in
with Gerald again. We’re both very happy about working together Kris Aquino kapag
on this,” added Kim, who admits to enjoying Payless Pancit Shang- Cebu. Ganoon siya
siya ay nagpapa- kaintresado sa
hai when taking breaks on the set. hinga. Ayaw na
Their new roles as the faces of Payless Pancit Shanghai ring filmmaking. Ituturo
ayaw pala niyang niya ang directing
very true-to-life. Both actors, though young, are very value-con- maiistorbo sa
scious, seeking quality in whatever they purchase and enjoy. Gerald and acting sa
knows how important it is to stick to a budget in order to prepare kanyang pagtulog. workshop.
for the future, while Kim keeps her eyes open for what’s afford- Kung sabagay,
Si Ivan na
able but worth it. sino nga naman ang
gugustuhing pinakabata sa grupo
For future roles, Gerald is open to playing all sorts of charac- ay produkto rin ng
ters, even bad ones, as long as he can show the audience that the maistorbo sa
kanyang pagpapa- International Acad-
character will still find value in the end. Kim, meanwhile, seeks to
play extreme characters (maybe twins) that can challenge her skills hinga, ‘di ba? emy of Film and
further. Much like the brand they are supporting, both young tal- Ang drama ng (Seated) from right Mayor Bernabe and film maker Ariel Reyes, From left (standing) Television. He was
ents are truly all about offering variety through their quality work. Queen of Talk, hindi film makers who will conduct the workshop Ivan Togonon, Blake Sarion and Trox hired as producer ng
siya puwedeng Salazar. Big Foot.
6 Friday, March 12, 2010

Ni McJoe PALAISIPAN Thelma Onego


Complete the grid so every row, column
and 3 x 3 box contains every digit 4. Disenterya
from 1 to 9 inclusively. 5. Nawa
6. Hinuha
7. Titigil
8. Kuskos
9. Pasyal
10. K——;
Bambang
12. Sangkot
16. Madalian
19. Ibalandra
22. Hamak
24. Isda
25. Bubungan
26. Nagwagi
28. Lawa sa
Rusya
30. P——; Sama
31. Government
PAHALANG 30. Idarag Service
Previous puzzle solution Insurance
32. Numero
1. Indibiduwal sa buwis System
7. Asosasyon 33. Katawan 35. QJV, RKW,
11. Pagdiriwang ng saging SLX, —-
kung Mayo 34. Suba
13. Sabaw ng 36. Sambit ng
sinaing nagbigay
14. Binubusabos 37. Hilakbot
15. Renta 38. Pang-abay
17. Agahan 39. Lahing oryental
18. Dugtong
20. Ukab PABABA
21. Itangis
23. Liping minorya 1. Ibalik
27. Lahi sa ME 2. Paniniwala
29. Marahil 3. Hulapi SAGOT SA NAKARAAN

12 Pinoy seamen stranded


in Greece raring to fly home
THE twelve Filipino tally got in touch with was Akbayan Rep.
seafarers virtually impris- KASAPI – Hellas that Walden Bello who put the
oned aboard Aetea Sierra their situation was re- Philippine Embassy in
off the coast of Athens, ported world wide. After Greece to task in helping
Greece partially received that meeting, Kasapi – stranded Filipinos.
their back wages last Hellas mobilized its re- “The Embassy must
Wednesday, March 10, sources in helping the act decisively to rescue
and are now raring to fly Filipinos by providing our stranded seafarers.
home, according to Joe food and water and more Good publicity will not
Valencia of KASAPI- importantly legal assis- hide the fact that they
Hellas, an organization tance. have been sitting on this
of Filipino migrants in the “They fought a good case for a long time at
said country. fight. They were deter- the expense of our
“The partial payment mined to hang on despite stranded countrymen,”
consists of their back the loneliness on board said Bello.
wages from July 2009 to their floating prison,” The seafarers are
November 10 2009, based added Valencia. “They Florvic Lobaco, 2nd off.
on the decision of the were deprived of food Jose Cardenas of Samar,
Greek court on December and water and their cab- 2nd Engr. Gardner Monte
21 that ordered the ship ins have no heating sys- of Siguijor, 3rd Engr. Jesus
owners to pay the seafar- tem in dead of winter.” Hantic of Sorsogon, A/B
ers’ salary according the Valencia revealed that Constancio Cubay of West-
Greek Collective bargain- it was the Bayanihan ern Samar, A/B Gil Jhun TOP BRAND
ing agreement, which is spirit that really helped Moneva of South Cotabato, Kymco Philippines, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycles in the
much higher than the the Filipinos as he re- D/B Julius Cesar Flores of world, launches its 2010 model. In the photo: Paul Lin, president of Kymco
POEA contract they counted how the Filipino Quezon, OLR Ric Leand Phils., sits on the Kymco’s latest motorcyle model, while Gilbert Limjoco, vice
signed when they signed community put their re- Camino of Agusan del Sur, president for operations, (foreground, sitting in the middle) joins the other deal-
on,” explained Valencia sources together to help OLR Wilfredo Ranara of ers during the launch. Ted Cheng, general manager for sales and marketing also
in an email to Akbayan the stranded seafarers. Bohol, 2/ Cook Primo
joins the event but was not seen in the photo. Kymco Philippines, Inc. has a
headquarters on Thurs- However, Valencia Fernandico of Agustan del
day. said that the fight is not Norte, M/M Erolin vast line of motorcycle models from sporty looking to fashionable ones. Kymco
It was not until the Fili- yet over for the seafarers. Choing of Davao City and is raising the bar when it comes to quality and affordable motorcycles. For other
pino seafarers acciden- In the home front, it M/M Jerry Laride of Bohol. information visit www.kymco.com.ph.
Friday, March 12 , 2010 7
8 Friday, March 12, 2010

BF rejects special powers for GMA


VICE Presidential aspirant Giving special powers to Mrs.
and former Metro Manila Devel- Arroyo has been floated by her
opment Authority (MMDA) allies as the El Nino hit hard
Chairman Bayani Fernando dis- Mindanao and other parts of the
agreed on the proposal of giving country due to drought.
special powers for President Fernando said the country has
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to solve been in the same situation before
the energy problem brought by and the people has coped and
the El Nino phenomenon. survived the energy crisis.
Fernando told reporters cov- He said the government should
ering Marikina City said there acquire more power plants to com-
is no need for special powers to pliment existing ones to avoid
resolve the problem regarcing similar problem in the future.
power crisis in Mindanao be- Fernando, who is an engineer
cause the Office of the President by profession, said reopening the
and the president herself has all Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
the powers needed to address should also be considered so the
any problem encountered by the country can have ample supply
country. of electricity. Marco Lorenzana

Lim target of demolition job


MANILA City’s secretary to demolition job against Lim, meant
the Mayor said Mayor Alfredo to mislead the public.
Lim’s camp would no longer be Garayblas added that in every
surprised if one day the local city fire incident in Manila, City Hall
chief executive will be blamed for has a prepared course of action
the El Niño phenomenon. which includes the provision of
Lawyer Rafaelito Garayblas is- temporary shelters as well as ba-
sued the sarcastic remark after sic necessities and food.
learning that a press release had “The mayor does not have to
been issued blaming Lim for the fire publicize every help he extends
incidents that hit Manila recently. to the residents of Manila. What
He said the release, suppos- matters more to him is that the resi-
edly coming from a resident who dents get the necessary help they
was among the fire victims, is need at least to tide them over,”
apparently part of a well-planned he stressed. Angelie Escandor

Support green health care agenda, bets told


HEALTH Care Without Harm-Southeast to report on the status of the mercury-phase
Asia (HCWH-SEA), an international health out agenda which it presented almost a month
care advocate, has appealed to the presiden- ago.
tial candidates to be supportive of mercury- “DOH has given the public their commit-
free Philippines and other green health care ment to step-up mercury phase-out and other
agenda. issues related to mercury in health care. It
HCWH-SEA made their appeal during a has been a month since,” Ferrer said.
regional conference Wednesday on mercury Administrative Order 21 of the DOH man-
phase-out and proper health care waste man- dates the gradual phase-out of mercury in
agement in Davao City. The group is enjoin- all Philippine health care facilities and in-
ing candidates to help create a situation where stitutions by September 11, 2010.
a greener health care will thrive. Earlier in February, in a meeting between Summer + Scrappin’
Faye Ferrer, HCWH-SEA Program Officer HCWH-SEA and DOH Secretary Esperanza
for Mercury in Health Care, said they are also Cabral, DOH presented a six-point agenda = Trip to Singapore
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WBO president proud to have Pacquiao


ARLINGTON, TEXAS - World Boxing Organization (WBO) President Fran-
cisco “Paco” Valcarcel says Manny Pacquiao is one of the most prestigious cham-
pions his sanctioning organization out of Puerto Rico has ever had wear its belt.
“He’s the No. 1 fighter of his era. He’s the main event.
currently the No. 1 ranked pound for pound On the subject of unifying titles with any
fighter in the world and we are proud to have of the three other sanctioning groups Valcarcel
Pacquiao defend our title in this spectacular is optimistic.
stadium Saturday night,” said the attorney “This is being done slowly and will con-
after the official press conference Wednes- tinue. This is not our problem, said the popu-
day afternoon from Cowboys Stadium. lar Valcarcel. “What bogs down the system
“This defense I expect will be difficult for are the mandatory defenses the champions
Pacquiao, “ said Valcarcel who used to negoti- must make. The timing of the defenses are
ate contracts for the great Wilfredo Gomez of always a problem. Nobody can wait around
Puerto Rico in the late 1970s and became WBO for months to satisfy another sanctioning
President in 1995. “Joshua Clottey can fight. group. Rival promoters and egos cause chaos.
He has never been stopped in his career. With “The WBO isn’t just boxing. We give back
a crowd of 50,000 anything could happen. to our communities. We provide humanitar-
AdBoard’s Executive Director Alex V. Castro and PRC Chairman, Senator Richard “Fans worldwide respect Pacquiao because ian aid such as recently in Chile. We have
Gordon. he is humble and can seriously punch.” affiliates in 64 countries including The Phil-
Valcarcel spoke at the press conference and ippines, Central and South American coun-
Brand Aid’s AHON Helps Build will supervise the world title fight on behalf
of the WBO. It will be the only title at stake in
tries. We send children all over the world gifts
at Christmas,” said Valcarcel.
Homes and Rebuild Lives
THE Advertising Board of the Philippines recently handed over Nigerian sportsman Sports Valley Jai Alai
Tonight's Program, March 12
the proceeds of AHON campaign to Philippine Red Cross’ Housing
Project. AHON is the pioneer project of Brand Aid where advertis- amuses street kids Senior A Pelotaris
ers donated their commercial spots to help relocate and build new 1-DANIEL 6-FERNANDEZ
houses for the recent typhoon victims. A NIGERIAN volunteer amused Davao City’s 2-MERSON 7-ERKIAGA
Brand Aid is a long-term project of the AdBoard to fund future street children showing his talent and potential 3-SOLAUN 8-ESTIPONA
calamity relief, rehabilitation and other industry social responsibil- in playing soccer or football saying that they should 4-ERIC 9-UGARTE
ity initiatives. It is a collaborative effort of the whole advertising be kept busy to avoid abuse. 5-GOROSTOLA 10-GINGONE
industry in support of our fellow countrymen in need. Brand Aid Stephen Ojo of Nigeria arrived in the city last
seeks to unite the industry using advertising as a tool to raise funds February 27 playing with 25 kids as part of his Reserves: Eduardo, Madrigal
for timely community projects. vision in making football stars in Davao City. March 10, results 9-10-2
Proceeds of the fund-raising project will benefit the typhoon-af- “When you have players, you will be associ-
fected population through Philippine Red Cross’ Housing Project.
The advertising industry through its concerted effort continues
ated with your nation and I want it to happen
here. Let us give these kids a chance,” Ojo said.
Aficionados
to unite the entire nation to provide a choice that will make a differ- He said football (soccer) is a sport he truly loves.
He added he was a football player and has also
relaunch jai alai
ence and change lives.
completed a coaching course. THE fastest game was successfully
“I have the knowledge in football and I also relaunch last Wednesday in Sports Val-
Torres and Evangelista support have my own club. I want to give them (street chil-
ley Jai Alai at Santa Ana, Cagayan Valley.
One hour before the game which
dren) a chance and I have already tapped the Phil-
1st Pocari sweat fun run ippine Football Association (PFA) and they have
started past 12 midnight, jai alai afi-
cionados glued on their television sets
THE Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) silver medalist in water already committed to help me,” Ojo said. to watch the reopening of their favor-
polo, Dale Evangelista, and Philippine Sportswriters Associa- He said the future president of the Philippines ite game for past time. People also from
tion (PSA) Athlete of the Year Maristella Torres are two of the might be among these children. every walks of life here in Manila
celebrated athletes supporting the 1st Pocari Sweat Fun Run sched- He said he wanted the people of Davao not to keenly awaited the launching of what
uled on March 13 at 5 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. give up on street children. they call the game of a thousand thrills.
Darren Evangelista of the organizing Evangelista Sports Man- “We may think that they are just nothing but a After a brief introduction of a very
agement Inc. says they expect more than 2,000 runners com- child born in a palace or in a prison should be beautiful place, which we can com-
treated the same. I want them to be busy running pare to a virgin paradise, we can only
peting for the 3k,5k, and 10k runs where cash prizes and goods imagine existed in the Northern part
await winners. and playing so they will not invite abuse,” Ojo
said. of the Philippines. There we can ad-
The event is suported by Pocari Sweat in cooperation with its mire the beauty of the great Pacific
brand manager, Ms. Alda Carrera. “One should also know how to correct a child
Ocean and the clean beaches sur-
without abusing them,” he added. rounding the Cagayan Export Zone
UAAP junior champs to challenge Antonio in Guinness simul record Authority.
And the game finally started. The
THE University Athletic Association of pion from Sta. Mesa, Manila is eyeing to first to break the ice is pelotari
the Philippines junior grand slam chess break current Guinness simultaneous chess Gingone. Gingone tops the trio of 9-
champion Adamson University is the lat- world record of Iran’s GM Morteza Mahjoob. 10-2 combinations with Spanish
est entry in the forthcoming 1 vs. 600: Pinoy Antonio is in the tip-top condition after pelotari Solaun and rookie Pinoy
Ironman, Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” An- winning the 2009 blitz Asian Indoor Games Fernandez.
tonio Jr. Guinness simultaneous chess in Hanoi, Vietnam with 8.5 points in nine Gingone is a veteran professional
pelotari who is also a champion from
world record on April 10 to 11 at the Rizal games.
his native land Cebu.
Memorial Coliseum in Vito Cruz, Manila. The event is organized by Noli Cruz Touch This will be the third night of Spe-
The Baby Falcons under ADU head of Gold Enterprises in cooperation with cial Llave which will be contested
coach Christopher Rodriguez is composed Philippines Amusement and Gaming Cor- again ay 10 pelotaris playing
of Timothy So Kua, Ali Guya, Jessie Abucejo, poration (PAGCOR), Department of Tour- guinella. Our line-up for tonight all
Steven James Dacanay and Karen Enriquez. ism (DOT), Philippine Tourism Authority of which is categorized as Senior A
“Adamson give full support to this his- (PTA), Manila Sports Council (MASCO) pelotaris are 1-Daniel, 2-Merson, 3-
toric World Record in chess,” said ADU Chairman Paul Edward Almario, City of Solaun, 4-Eric, 5-Gorostola, 6-
head coach Rodriguez who also served as Manila, Filway Marketings Inc. chief execu- Fernandez, 7-Erkiaga, 8-Estipona, 9-
Barangay Kagawad 826 Paco-Manila in tive officer/president Hector “Chito” Ugarte and 10-Gingone. Reserves
1997-2000. Tagaysay, g4 chess club, Meralco Chess Club players are Eduardo and Madrigal.
Antonio, a 12-time National Open cham- and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).