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Dito nagtapos sa medyo malalim na kabukiran sa bahagi ng Santiago City ang Toyota Fortuner na sinakyan ni Mayor Rodolfo Rody

Bernardo ng Palanan, Isabela at tatlo pang iba.


Galing sa Maynila ang apat na biktima sa isang kumperensya ng DILG-BUB projects. Naka-detalyado ang butas sa kalsada sa bahagi ng Brgy. Malapat, Cordon, Isabela hanggang
sa magpagulong-gulong ang kanilang sinakyang SUV hanggang sa bumulusukk pababa ng kabukiran matapos di umanong sumabog ang gulong sa harapan. The Patriot news
lensman, jgd

Kapiranggot na semento, 2 taon ng ginagawa ng kontratista, kumitil ng buhay!

Mayor patay sa aksidente sa Santiago


City, million damage suit nakaamba
SANTIAGO CITY - Mistulang nagtuturuan ngayon ang mga
opisyal ng DPWH sa Cagayan Valley at DPWH 4 th
Engineering District kung sino ang dapat managot sa hindi
inaasahang aksidente na ikinamatay kamakailan ni Palanan
Mayor Rodolfo Rody Bernardo Jr, 54 anyos.

Sumabog daw kasi ang


gulong sa unahang bahagi
ng Toyota Fortuner na
sinakyan ng apat katao
kabilang
si
Mayor
Bernardo, Romel Alvarez y
Donato, 34 years old-driver

ng munisipyo ng Palanan,
Melito Casasola Jr.,
Municipal Planning Officer
at isang Emerson Velarde,
tubong Brgy. Dimapula,
Divilacan, Isabela.
Sa inisyal na ulat ni

Police Supt. Genato dela


Cruz Birung, Chief Traffic
Officer ng SCPO, pauwi na
ang apat na biktima sa
Cauayan City sakay ang
Toyota Fortuner plate #
sundan sa p./ 2

Nanggigilid ang luha ni Mrs. Rosita Bernardo habang kausap ang ilang kaanak sa nakaburol na labi ng kanyang mister na alkalde ng Palanan, Isabela na nasawi sa isang freak
accident sa Daang Maharlika sa Brgy. Sinsayon, Santiago City. The Patriot news lensman, jgd

December 12 - 18, 2016

Mayor patay...
mula sa p./ 1
ZTY 898 kulay puti.
Sa kuwento ni Alvarez,
sumagko at umanoy
malakas na napasaldak ang
unahang gulong ng
sasakyan sa isang matalim
na bahagi ng sementong
kalsada
matapos
umoberteyk
sa
sinusundang sasakyan.
Anya sa puntong ito,
sumabog ang gulong ng
Fortuner dahilan upang
magpagulong-gulong
hanggang sa nahulog sa
may kalalimang buid
malapit sa sapa.
Agad na rumesponde
ang Rescue Team ng
Santiago City makaraang
may
mag-report
na
naaksidente
ang
sinasakyan ni Mayor
Bernardo
sa
Brgy.
Sinsayon, Santiago City.
DPWH SINISI NG
GINANGAT NG DRIVER
Nagbanta si Mrs.
Rosita Bernardo, maybahay
ni Mayor Rody Bernardo na
magsasampa ng million
damage suit laban sa private
contractor at DWPH 4 th
Engineering District sa di
umanoy kapabayaan.
Wala daw warning
signages na magbibigay
babala sa mga sasakyan
patungo ng hilaga na siyang
lugar ng nakatenggang di
matapos-tapos na public
works ng DPWH- 4 th
Engineering District sa

ilalim ni D.E. Bernardo


Moreno.
Ayon kay Engineer
Bong Angobung ng
DPWH-02, sakop umano ng
isang Jess Palomo ng
Santiago
City
ang
kontratang hindi natatapos
taong 2015 pa sinimulan.
Kinumpirma din ni Engr.
Angubong sa The Patriot
news na ipinasubasta ng 4th
Engineering District ang
public work na ito at ang
tanggapan ng 4th ED ang
siyang nakaka-alam ng
lahat ng completion na
dapat matagal na natapos
kung ang pag-uusapan ay
date completion ng
particular project.
Gayunman, sinabi ng
opisyal na tila nagkamali ng
sukat
at
mukhang
lumampas sa sukat na hindi
naman sapol ng kontratang
iginawad kay Mr. Palomo
Construction firm.
Ilang libo ng motorista,
kotse, mga bus at motorsiklo
ang mangani-ngani ng
nakaranas ng disgrasya,
marami na ring motorsiklo
ang sumemplang sa tuwing
mabubulaga sila na may
butas palang naghihintay
sa dulong proyekto ni
Palomo.
Wala pong warning
device o sensyales na may
sira pa palang bahagi ng
kalsada, kaya kailangang
kalampagin din ang DPWH

Total wrecked ill fated Toyota SUV where Mayor Bernardo died midnight of December 16, 2016 and his 3 companion.
Allegedly the mayor never or didnt used his seat belt and that the SUVs airbag failed to open to protect its passenger
and driver. The Patriot news lensman, jgd
at
makasuhan
sa
perhuwesyong idinudulot
nito sa aming motorista,
kuwento ng isang nakakotse na madalas daw
masaldak ang kanyang
sasakyan lalo na kung
gipitan at mag-counter flow
para makaiwas sa malalim na
lubak.
Si Mayor Rody
Bernardo ay naupong

alkalde sa Palanan, Isabela


sa loob ng lima at
kalahating buwan matapos
pumalit sa namayapang
nahalal na Mayor Bernie
Bernardo matapos atakihin
sa puso ilang araw na
siyay maproklamang
nanalo sa halalan noong
2016.
Si
Vice
Mayor
Elizabeth Betty Bernardo,

kapatid ng biktima ang


siyang uupong municipal
mayor ng Palanan, Isabela
at nakatakdang manumpa
kay Governor Bojie Dy.
Bumuhos naman ang
nakiramay sa labi ni Mayor
Bernardo sa nakahimlay sa
Carbonel Funeral Parlor sa
Cauayan
City
at
nakatakdang ilipad ng Sky
Pasada plane pauwi ng

Palanan at doon ihahatid sa


kanyang
huling
hantungan.
Si Bernardo ay
lumuwas sa isang official
business kung saan
nasabihan ang mga bagong
halal na local officials sa
isang seminar ng DILG
hinggil sa BUB projects.
The Patriot, Joe Dasig/
Phillip Mariano photo

War Against Drugs: The Quirino Way

DILG recognizes Gov. Cua in his fight against illegal drugs


GOV. Junie Cua was recently included in the list
of ten governors recognized by the Department
of the Interior and Local
Government (DILG) for the
provinces relentless
campaign against illegal
drugs.

Gov. Cua was on the


honor list together with
Faustino Dy lll (Isabela),
Hilario Davide lll (Cebu),
Imee Marcos (Ilocos
Norte), Edgar Chatto
(Bohol), Jose Alvarez
(Palawan),
Eduardo
Firmalo
(Romblon),

Gov. Junie Cua

Alfredo Maranon (Negros


Occidental),
Daisy
Avancena Fuentes (South
Cotabato) and Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante
Matba (Agusan del Norte).
As he is always saying, this recognition, like
the previous ones, is just
an affirmation of what the
provincial government has
been doing.
This province has
been relentlessly fighting
illegal drugs in the past. In
fact, this was always tackled in peace and order
meetings and the governor was always reminding
the Quirinians that the
problem on drugs is
everybodys concern. It
takes a whole community
united in action against
drugs.
The provincial government has poured huge
funds for anti-drug drug
campaigns but as the governor has said, there
seemed to be little support
from the community and
from the higher authori-

Abogado at driver patay sa Misa de Gallo


SAN PABLO, Isabela Patay sa pamamaril ang
isang lawyer at kanyang
driver bodyguard pasado
alas kuwatro ng madaling
araw habang kasagsagan
ng Misa de Gallo o simbang
gabi na nakagawian nan g
mga kristyano sa tuwing
papasok na ang Pasko.
Kinilala ng San Pablo
Police Station ang mga
biktima ng pamamaril na
sina
Atty.
Arland
Castaneda, 38 years old at
Melito Alingod, 51 anyos,
may asawa ng Brgy.
Binguang
at
Brgy.

Angancasilian, San Pablo,


Isabela.
Nahaharap sa malaking
katanungan ang pamunuan
ng San Pablo Police dahilan
sa walang makitang motibo
sa
pamamaslang
at
mismong sa harapan ng St.
Paul Parish Church sa
sentro ng San Pablo
pinaslang ang dalawang
biktima.
Gamit ang cal. 9mm pistol dikitan umanong
pinagbabaril ang dalawang
biktima.
Nagawa pang isinugod
sa Milagros District Hospi-

tal ang dalawang biktima


subalit idiniklarang dead on
arrival, gayunman si Atty.
Castaneda ay mabilis na
isinugod sa Tuguegarao
City pero wala na ring
buhay ng idating doon.
Puspusan ang hot pursuit operations sa hindi pa
kinilalang mga suspeks.
Isang malaking hamon
kay Police Sr. Supt. Leon
Rafael
sa
maagang
kalutasan ng isa na namang
pagpatay sa isang kilalang
abogado ng San Pablo,
Isabela. Joe Dasig, The
Patriot/dzRH news

ties.

But this did not


dampen his spirit, instead
it ignited a stronger political will to topple illegal
drugs. Gov. Cua has been
very thankful to President
Dutertes strong leadership which inspired all the
local officials to go on with
their campaigns.
This time, Gov. Cua
has again initiated an antidrug campaign called War
Against Drug: The Quirino
Way.
First, the province
through the Department of
Education launched its
Project HIGH or Hasten
Ideals & Gainful Habits
Against Drugs aimed at
creating a culture of drugfree community through
positive and worthwhile
activities with emphasis on
the adverse effects of prohibited drugs and setting
standards on evaluating
students who are possible
users of drugs in the
schools.
The DepEd officials
headed by Schools Division Superintendent Orlando Manuel are currently working on the production of Learners Module on Drug Addiction
Prevention in the curriculum.
The strong commitment and positive action
of the local officials from
the provincial down to the
barangay level made the
implementation of Project
HIGH successful.
Another program is
the activation of the
Barangay/Municipal/Provincial Anti-Drug Councils with the active support of the religious and
other sectors of the community.

The PNP in one of the


regular meetings of the
PPOC has called on the
barangay officials to help
them identify the drug users and pushers (if there
are) in their areas saying
that they know their constituents better than anyone does.
When Pres. Duterte
assumed office in July, the
anti-drug campaign was
intensified with the Oplan
Double Barrel which includes Oplan Tokhang and
High-Value target. This resulted in the arrest of 30
users and 3 pushers and
the surrender of 638 users
and 161 pushers.
Gov. Cua has been always saying that the arrest or surrender of drug
personalities without any
intervention will not totally eliminate drug problems.
Thus, the Project EMBRACE or Empowering
Movement for a Better Reintegration and Advocacy
in Caring Environment
was launched as a strategy to address the reintegration and rehabilitation
to identified moderate
drug users.
The team EMBRACE
was formed and it is composed of guidance counselors, doctors, psychiatrists, social workers,
nurses, police authorities
and other health workers
to literally embrace and
help the moderate users
get out from the quicksand of illegal drugs.
First, the team shall do
the assessment, recording
and analysis of a persons
psychological
and
behavioural characteristics to determine the level
of addiction and reason

for getting into drugs.


There will be home
visits for the profiling of
identified moderate users
and needs determination
vis--vis their skills and
capabilities so that they
will be given the appropriate services such as the
DSWDs Cash for Work
Program, Assistance to
Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), Unlad
Kabataan Program, Services to Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)
at the Regional Rehabilitation Center for youth
and the Sustainable Livelihood Program.
The team shall facilitate the signing of commitment in the conduct of
counseling, unscheduled
drug testing, case management, follow- up interviews, post counseling
sessions and monthly
monitoring and referrals.
Incentives
and
awards shall be given to
the drug users who will be
able to complete their rehabilitation.
As a long term solution, the provincial government is now on the process
of acquiring a property that
will serve as Treatment and
Rehabilitation Center. It is
a two-hectare lot area with
a five- bedroom building.
The area is very conducive place and suitable
to undertake livelihood activities. It is also very conducive for health and
wellness affairs to ensure
fast recovery of the patient.
Finally, there will be
regular monitoring and
sustained poverty alleviation programs for the beneficiaries to ensure a drugfree Quirino. Thelma C.
Bicarme

December 12 - 18, 2016

De Vera Medical Center celebrates 25th year in service


SANTIAGO CITY It all
started as a simple De Vera
Pediatric Clinic in the
Public Market of this city
some 25 years ago today
to what it is now the De Vera
Medical Center, Inc.
(DVMCI) and now
considered as one of the
most advance hospitals not
only in Santiago City but
in the whole of Cagayan
Valley Region.
Dr. Bonaleth MusngiDe Vera, (Dr. Bona, as she
is fondly called) planted
the seed of De Vera
Medical Center at the
center of Santiago City,
who during the celebration
of the hospitals 25 year in
service was so nostalgic in
reminiscing how DVMC
started.
I feel a little nostalgic
tonight as I look back with
undying gratitude to the
first year of my clinical
practice as a pediatrician
some 30 years back, the
lady doctor said in her
opening speech.
The lady doctor led
the visitors as well as the
staff and doctors of DVMC
in the struggle and the
humble beginning of the
hospital which started from
a ten-bed pediatric clinic in
1991 and grows eventually
into a 30-bed capacity
secondary general hospital
in 2003 as two years after
as a tertiary 50-bed
capacity hospital in 2005.
Doctor De Vera said
the success of the hospital
was by means a blessing
from God who has been
guiding them all along.

These successes will


not be possible if we did
not put into realization our
CORE values.. C is for
Commitment, O is for
Outreach, R is for
Relationships, and E is for
Excellence core values
that molded the prestigious
image of our DVMCI
family, she explained.
She
also
gave
emphasis on the power of
3 Cs, which is the theme of
the 25 th celebration,
C o m m i t m e n t ,
Compassion,
and
Collaborative health care
service.
It is no coincidence,
that we followed the advice
of Pope Francis, to look at
the present with passion!
Living the present with
passion means: living with
total commitment, emergy,
enthusiasm, joy and
fidelity to DVMCIs vision
and mission, she said.
De Vera emphasized
that at DVMCI VIP ka, (at
DVMCI Very Important
Patient ka!), which she said
could not be given
compassionately if it will
not be coupled with
commitment to serve with
one another.
The lady doctor who
revealed that she has
undergone brain surgery
was so immense in her
speech and challenge the
staff, stockholders and the
whole DVMCI family to
look forward and see what
lies ahead of them in the
coming years.
She said, we have to
look into the future with

hope, if we have lived the


present with passion, we
can be assured of genuine
hope for the future, the
lady doctor added.
She reminded her staff
that the passion should
not only be given to their
patients but also to their
co-workers in all sections
of the hospital from ESD to
housekeeping section.
Our
passion
moreover, is not only for
our patients. It is also for
our co-workers in all
sections of the hospital
from the medical staff to the
ESD and housekeeping
service. To be patient to
one another through thick
and thin, to forgive each
other s weaknesses, to
encourage each other so
we can improve and do
things the proper way, Dr.
Bona added.
The lady doctor also
encouraged the staff and
stockholders to maintain
have a proper attitude of
positivity as they face
the coming years for
DVMCI.
De Vera Medical
Center is the first hospital
in Isabela that is offering
the high technology
Magnetic
Resonance
Imaging (MRI) which is a
good tool in diagnosing
illnesses of people now.
Now DVMCI is one of
the most sought hospitals
not only in Santiago City
and the whole of Isabela
but the whole of Cagayan
Valley Region. Joe Dasig/
Benz Selmo Jr., The Patriot
/ dzRH News

The First Family and behind the De Vera Medical Center Inc.(DVMC) who caters clients/
patients from all walk of life for 25 years of its existence in the Valley. Dr. Bonaleth
Musngi-De Vera, CEO and husband Buddy with their son and sister-in-law and grand
child Iya. Below were some of those family friends and guest who joined DVMCs 25th
Anniversary held at Zen Hotel Grand Ball Room including Board of Directors and close
relatives before the program celebrations proper starts. The Patriot lensman, jgd

Speech of
Dr. Bonaleth Musngi-De Vera, during the 25th Founding Anniversary of De Vera
Medical Center
Good Evening, everyone!
Happy 25th Silver Anniversary!
I feel a little nostalgic (sentimental) tonight as I look back with undying gratitude,
to the first years of my clinical practice as a Pediatrician. Some 30 years back, struggling
with operations was a common fare, looking after the De Vera Pediatric Clinic in the
Public Market of Santiago. And more challenging was the foundation of De Veras
Pediatric Hospital, some 5 years later!!
Recently, God challenged me with my brain surgery. With
my deep faith and trust in the Lord, I surrendered myself to His
will. I did not question him:Why me Lord? On the contrary,
within my heart was deep gratitude; I thanked Him for my family,
for DVMCI, and SMMHI, and above all for his abiding
protection in and for these market places. Truly, our God is so
good! He loves us so much that He allowed me to celebrate
with you, my family, this momentous event, the Silver
Founding Anniversary of DVMCI! Let us praise God with
a big clapping of our hands!
Havent you ever wondered
why the 25 th year is Silver
Anniversary, the 30th is Pearl, the 40th is
Ruby, the 50th is Gold, while the 60thyear is
Diamond?
In my research I learned: The
shining qualities of Silver are Strength,
Adaptability, Malleability, Durability and
Endurance. Because Silver as a metal has
the highest thermal electric conductivity
and alone is capable of the highest
degree of polish being a very malleable
metallic element.
Silver is used to make jewelries, coins, knives and forks. Its shining qualities
make silver most fitting for its uses.
Pearl, Ruby, Gold and Diamond on the other hand, are all but precious elements
for beautification and sophistication.
In our journey to our Silver Founding Anniversary, I would like to focus on the
wisdom of Pope Francis when he said: LOOK AT THE PAST WITH GRATITUDE,
LOOK AT THE PRESENT WITH PASSION AND LOOK AT THE FUTURE WITH
HOPE!
Looking back, re-living our humble beginnings as a pediatric ten-bed primary
hospital in 1991, to our growth as a secondary thirty bed general hospital in 2003, and
as a tertiary level 50 bed medical center in 2005 God our Loving Father has been with
us all along, and even blessed us with numerous awards, both locally and
internationally! These recognitions empowered us to always improve our marketplace,
through the concerted efforts of all our stakeholders. Our stockholders, our staff, and
all partners in healthcare, have put their own share in improving our health service
through best practices and improved relationships. These successes will not be
possible, if we did not put into realization our CORE VALUES.. C is for COMMITMENT,
O is for OUTREACH, R is for RELATIONSHIPS, and E is for EXCELLENCE CORE
VALUES THAT MOLDED THE PRESTIGIOUS IMAGE OF OUR DVMCI FAMILY.
Thus we pray, with deep humility and gratitude: FATHER, WE ALL GIVE THANKS
TO YOU, FOR BEING IN THE CENTER OF OUR ORGANIZATION THROUGH
THESE PAST 25 YEARS!
Dear family, now that we have reached our Silver Anniversary, it is time to look
at the present with PASSION!
This year, God blesses us again in winning the Clinical Service Improvement
Excellence Award, an International Award of Hospital Management Asia. Among 365
entries, we were chosen for another Best Practice - which is our theme for todays
celebration: The Power of 3cs: COMMITMENT, COMPASSION AND
COLLABORATIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICE.
It is no coincidence, that we followed the advice of POPE FRANCIS, TO
LOOK AT THE PRESENT WITH PASSION! Living the present with passion means:
living with total commitment, energy, enthusiasm, joy and fidelity to DVMCIs Vision
and Mission.
In this health care service, if we look at the present with passion, we would
delight the needs of our patients, the real reason for our existence, (IN DVMCI, VERY
IMPORTANT PATIENT KA!). The whole family cannot give this passionate/
compassionate care if we will not couple it with our commitment to serve and collaborate
with one another in the delivery of quality health service to all. More importantly, this
passionate care makes us also distinct from other health care providers!
Our passion moreover, is not only for our patients. It is also for our co-workers
in all sections of the hospital: from the Medical Staff to the ESD/Housekeeping Service!
To be patient to one another through thick and thin, to forgive each others
weaknesses, to encourage each other so we can improve and do things the proper
way the living out of this compassionate caring, was the main reason why ISO has
given us accreditation these past 3 years!
Now, what lies ahead for DVMCI after tonights celebration? We have to look
into the future with HOPE! If we have lived the present with passion, we can be
assured of genuine hope for the future.
Amidst the different threats and obstacles we may face in the coming years, we
should have the proper attitude of positivity, while having faith and confidence that
our Heavenly Father will take care of us, as we travel to the 30th, 40th, 50th, Anniversaries
this is HOPE entrusting to God all our being to completely surrender to Him
our workplace, and fulfill DVMCIs Vision-Mission to the fullest!
As we continue onwards to celebrate our 25th Founding Anniversary, let us not
forget to relate to the shining qualities of silver: strength, adaptability, malleability,
durability and endurance!
Let us continue to look at the past with gratitude, the present with passion and
the future with hope!
In behalf of the DVMCI Board of Directors, headed by Dr. Generaldo Maylem
and the MANCOM, headed by Mrs. Juvelyn Basilio thank you, thank you, thank
you, for everything that has been and will continue to be!
To the organizing committee, headed by Michelle Grace Oliveros, inspired by
their consultant Sir Rey Andres and supported by all employees of DVMCI through
their monthly town hall meetings. I know you have started planning for this event
since day one of 2016. In spite of your busy schedules in your own task in the
hospital, you have generously shared your time, talent, and treasure for the success
of our celebration. Maraming, maraming salamat po!
On the personal plane, my loving hubby Buddy, my beloved children; Franz,
Ian, DK, my wonderful granddaughter Iya, and most of all the whole MUSNGI-DEVERA
FAMILIES, salute and thank you all, for all your continued support to DVMCI!
Congratulations! Happy 25th Anniversary to all of us! Merry Christmas and A
Happy New Year too! May God bless us all! Enjoy the night!

OPINION

December 12 - 18, 2016

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De Lima crying persecution


SEN. LEILA de Lima is crying persecution due to the string of
criminal cases filed against her, the latest of which is regarding
her advice to her driver and bodyguard Ronnie Dayan to go
into hiding after being summoned by the House committee on
justice to testify in the inquiry on the illegal drug trade inside
the national penitentiary, New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Leaders of the House trooped to the Department of Justice
(DoJ) to charge de Lima for blocking the smooth conduct of the
House probe.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez led House members in filing the
case against de Lima.
House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farias and House
committee
on
justice
chairman Reynaldo Umali
joined in signing the charges
against de Lima for violation
of Article 150 of the Revised
Penal Code for disobedience to summons issued by the national
assembly, its committee or subcommittees.
Her acts in frustrating the House proceedings started with
de Lima ignoring a House invitation to attend the inquiries in
September 20 and 21 and October 5 and 6 claiming that the probe
was merely meant to persecute and humiliate her.
De Lima was, however, at the center of the NBP scandal as
high-profile inmates identified her as being the recipient of drug
money and even organized the operations to raise money
through the narcotics trade to fund her senatorial bid.
Real, however, were the efforts of Leila to block the conduct
of the drugs trade hearings at the House in barring herself and
Dayan from being at the probe. It was only when Dayan was
arrested as ordered by the House did he appear in the inquiry.
After Dayans arrest, the congressional inquiry was reopened
and during the hearing, Dayan and his daughter testified that
de Lima instructed him not to appear in Congress. The senator
gave the instruction through a text message to Dayans daughter.
The House suit said as an incumbent senator, former
secretary of Justice and a lawyer, advising and inducing Dayan
to hide and not to attend in the House inquiry for which he was
duly summoned is tantamount to inducing disobedience to
summons issued by Congress in which she is a member.
It is not persecution but karma that now afflicts de Lima.

Understanding the Duterte puzzle


HAS the United States still do not
understand the puzzle that is
President Duterte, for it to
threaten withholding aid through
the Millenium Challenge Corp.
(MCC) or the withdrawal of the
sale of guns?
Yet Rody is not that much of
a puzzle, even when he can be
crude with his words and curses,
if one goes by the history of
Americas treatment of the

Philippines and its leaders.


For too long, the Philippines
has not been treated right by the
US government, even if America
does not admit it.
Not being an economic or
military power, and brainwashed
for decades and decades that the
Philippines cannot survive
without the military and
economic might of America
turn to p. 8

MEDIA with G7, DPAO: Tapatan kay


Com5 at G staffs
NAGING maayos ang kaunaunahang ugnayan ng 5 th ID
Defense Press Club, na aking
pinangunahan noong isang
linggo.
Nagpaunlak si Brigadier
General Paul Talay Atal Com5
at kanyang G staffs sa isang face
to face sa unang pagkakataonnapapanahon sa diwa ng Pasko
na magkaisa ang mga hanay ng
military at tri-media lalo sa
ngalan ng katahimikan at pagunlad ng kanayunan.
Masayang masaya ang
liderato ng Com5 at buong tropa
ng G staffs kasama sina CS Col.
Ignacio Madriaga-,Col. Pilapil,
Col. Tubiera, G7 and of course
Dra. Marietta Navarro-Atal.
Naintindihan ni Brig.
General Atal ang trabaho ng
isang kagawad ng media,
gayunman mas naintindihan ng
mga manunulat-journalist ang
buhay ng isang military officers
na may malaking katungkulan
na mapanatili ang katahimikan
at kaayusan sa kanilang AOR.

Sila (military) ang ating


tagapagtanggol laban sa
anumang kapahamakan kung
pag-uusapan ay internal threat
mula sa mga makakaliwang
matagal ng nanggugulo sa
kanayunan.
Mabuti
na
lang
at
pinagtuunan ng pansin ng
Admistrasyong Duterte ang
maupong muli ang GRP panel
at grupo ng NDF-CPP-NPA para
sa
pangmatagalang
kapayapaan.
Natutuwa si General Atal sa
aming paghaharap sa kanya at
nagpahayag ng kanyang
paniniwalang malaki din ang
papel na ginagampanan ng mga
journalist sa bawat himaymay
ng tungkulin ng nasa
gobyerno.
You can make and unmake
us or any government entities
for that matter, sabi ni General
Atal. Naintindihan nya ang
malinis na hangarin ng isang
periodista
at
isang
sundan sa p./ 5

Promises broken: Protecting our farmers


UNLIKE President Dutertes
promise
to
end
contractualization, which Trade
Secretary Ramon Lopez and
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello
seem set on defying in the name
of making sure capitalists are
happy (who cares about
workers?), the Presidents Men
who have anything to do at all
with agriculture and agrarian
reform are probably the best men
for their jobs.
Yet
not
even
the
appointments
of
Agrarian
Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano
and Agriculture Secretary Manny
Piol have forced landlords and
big business to start respecting
farmers rights. Recently we were
reminded of the systemic
oppression of our farmers and
how, regardless of agrarian
reform, feudal lords still reign
over agricultural lands and abuse
farmers with impunity.
For some farmers, change has
yet to come.
The Cojuangcos Hacienda
Luisita
On December 4, news broke
of armed guards at the
Cojuangcos Hacienda Luisita in
Tarlac shooting at farmers and
peasant families, to forcibly evict
them from their homes.
While the history of the land
crisis at this hacienda is welldocumented,
more
recent
historysay, since President
Duterte wonis telling of what

the Cojuangcos have gotten away


with all these years.
In June, with news that
Mariano was going to be the new
agrarian reform secretary, the
Alyansang
Manggagawang
Bukid ng Asyenda Luisita
(Ambala)
reported
the
machinations against the farmers
of Luisita, with policemen
keeping farmers from going to
portions of the land still being
claimed by the Cojuangcocontrolled Tarlac Development
Corp. (Tadeco) (Philippine Star,
3 June). This happened at a time
when farmers would have been
preparing the land for planting.
In July, members of Ambala
reminded us all about the
injustices at Hacienda Luisita
with a petition asking newly
appointed Secretary Mariano to,
among other things, nullify the
process of land distribution via
tambiolo, revoke the 1996
conversion order of 500 hectares
at the hacienda, ensure the audit
of the P1.33 billion shares of
farmers from the sale of hacienda
assets, and the removal of
military troops from the Luisita
(Inquirer.net, 8 July).
In August, the Department of
Agrarian Reform ordered the
distribution of 358.22 hectares of
Tadeco
land
to
farmerbeneficiaries at Luisita, a case
that had been pending at the DAR
for three years (Inquirer.net, 26
turn to p. 8

December 12 - 18, 2016

OPINION

Taasan pa ang tax sa sigarilyo


MAGIGING P32 na ang isang
kaha ng sigarilyo para sa
murang brand at P35 naman
para sa mamahaling brand
kapag naging batas ang House
Bill 4144 o ang Sin Tax Reform
Act.
Pinaboran ng 176 na
mambabatas ang panukala kaya
tuluy-tuloy na ang paggulong
nito hanggang maging ganap na
batas. Maaaring sa susunod na
taon ay madama na ng mga may
bisyong yosi ang bigat ng
dagdag sa presyo ng sigarilyo. Sa
pagpapataw ng bagong tax,
inaasahang
kikita
ang
pamahalaan ng P14 bilyon.
Napakaganda
ng
panukalang ito. Bukod sa kikita
ang pamahalaan sa malaking tax
mula sa sigarilyo, marami rin
ang mahihikayat na tumigil na sa
pagyoyosi. Sa pagmahal ng
presyo ng sigarilyo, maaaaring
talikuran
na
nila
ang

bayan?

nakakamatay na bisyo.
Sa isang pag-aaral, marami
na ang tumigil sa paninigarilyo
mula nang ipatupad ang pagtaas
ng tax sa sigarilyo noong 2014.
Umabot na 4.5 mil-yong Pinoy
ang tumigil sa paninigarilyo
mula nang itaas ang presyo ng
bawat pakete. Napag-isip-isip
marahil na sayang ang ibinibili
ng yosi at nagiging dahilan pa ng
kanser.
Nakatulong din umano nang
malaki ang pag-lalagay ng
graphic warnings sa pakete ng
siga-rilyo. Ang paglalagay ng
graphic warnings ay naka--saad
sa Republic Act 10643 na
nilagdaan ni President Noynoy
Aquino noong 2014. Kabilang sa
mga ilalagay sa kaha o pakete ng
sigarilyo ay mga retrato ng sakit
na nakukuha sa paninigarilyo
gaya ng cancer sa baga,
lalamunan, bibig, pisngi, dila.
emphysema, katarata, sakit sa

Dating mayor na
mahaba ang baba, madalas
may ka-date na chitching sa
Blends and Bites-scholar ng

ALAM nyo bang matulis din pala


at tamihik ang kulo ng isang
dating pulitiko sa tuwing may
init ang kanyang barangay
chairman at maghuhulog ng
weekly
allowance
sa
estudyanteng
scholar
sa
Santiago City?
Ayon sa ating bubuwit.
Madalas palang may katagpuan
si dating mayor at ng kanyang
seksi at flawless na scholar sa
Blends and Bites na nag-aaral sa
CVCITC or Cagayan Valley
Information Technology sa
Centro East.
Kapag hot daw si dating
politician ay tatawagan niya si
seksing scholar na silay magmemeryenda sa di kalayuang
kilalang 3 star Blends and Bites
kasi medyo tago at hindi
masusundan ng malilikut na
tsismoso.
Ayon sa ating bubuwit.
Happy birthday muna belated
kay Mrs. Lorie delos Reyes ng Big
Bro
Grills
sa
Santiago
Cityhindi ko ramdam ang
kanyang birthday celebrations
kasi medyo pang family daw ang
kanilang affair sa Patul road
ginanap,
anyway
Blessed
birthday celebrations and
Mabuhay ka Lorie.
Happy birthday pa kay
Phillip Mariano, may main man
in charge sa napakahirap nya
trabaho, matyaga at maayos na
layout at photogs ng The Patriot
at Valley Hot news, keep up the
good work balong ko.
Ayon sa ating bubuwit Ito
palang si pulitiko ay matulis pa
rin at talagang marunong mamile

ng ka-partner sa kanyang mga


ka-date, kaya naman todo
suporta sa kanyang needs sa pagaarala
sa
kagustuhang
makatapos sa kolehiyo sa hirap
ng buhay, kumbaga kapit
patalim.
Ang tulis mo boy! Mas
mabuti na yung matulis kasya
bading o baklang mayor sa
Isabela at lasenggero, at
masungit kakaiba talaga ang
ugali ng isang super bading.
Ayon sa ating bubuwit
laging may security officer na
nakadikit sa kanya kasi mukhang
napabalitang may death threat
sa kanyang buhay. Pero yung
kanyang mainit na ka-ribal sa
pulitika sinasabing tumatanggap
din ng matinding death treat kasi
nga hindi akalaing natalo ang
kanyang anak na mahilig na
manakit at laging mainitin daw
ang ulo kaya, ayun natalo siya ng
hindi gaanong kilala at may
kakayanang makipag banggaan
sa dalawang fully armed and
well funded.
Talagang
boses
ng
taumbayan ang namayani kasi
sawa na sila sa palpak na
pamamalakad sa interior town
ng Isabela.
Sabi nga ng kanilang mga
kababayan sila lang daw ang
nagpayaman ng todo, puro branch
new ang sasakyan at maraming
goons, kaya ayun sinentensyahan
na silang huwag ng iboto.
Mahirap na daw silang
makabalik sa puwesto tulad ng
nangyari sa mga Enrile at
Ambong Antonio ng Cagayan,
sinawaan na ang mga Cagayanos

puso at gangrene. Ayon sa


DOH, 87,600 Pilipino ang
namamatay taun-taon dahil sa
mga sakit na nakukuha sa
paninigarilyo.
Maaaring dumami pa ang
titigil sa pagyoyosi kapag
lubusan nang naipatupad ang
bagong tax sa sigarilyo. Sino pa
ang
bibili
ng
yosi
na
napakamahal at nagdudulot ng
kanser sa baga. Mas magiging
matimbang ang kalusugan kaysa
sa hatak ng bisyong ito na
walang naidudulot sa katawan.
Mas maganda kung isasagad na
sa super-taas ang tax para wala
na halos bumili ng yosi. Ito ang
dapat.
Provincial buses ibawal na sa
EDSA
EPEKTIBO ang ginawa ng
Metro Manila Develop-ment
Authority
(MMDA)
na
pagbabawal na maka-raan ang
mga provincial buses mula 6:00
hanggang 10:00 a.m. sa ilang
bahagi ng EDSA particular sa
Cubao area. Biglang lumuwag
ang trapiko noong Huwebes
nang ipatupad ang kautusan ng
MMDA. Ang ban ay tatagal
hanggang Disyembre 31, 2016.
Sa memorandum ng MMDA,
bawal dumaan sa EDSA corner
Timog Avenue at EDSA corner
P. Tuazon ang mga provincial
buses. Ayon sa MMDA, ang
pagbabawal ay ginawa para
mapaluwag ang trapik sa EDSA
ngayong
panahon
ng
kapaskuhan. Ayon pa sa
MMDA kung magtatagumpay
ang traffic scheme, maaaring
ituluy-tuloy na ito.
Naramdaman agad ang
luwag ng trapiko sa Cubao- area
nang walang provincial buses
na dumaan sa EDSA. Maluwag

na maluwag mula Kamuning


area hanggang P. Tuazon.
Unang
pagkakataon
na
naranasan sa EDSA ang
pagluluwag lalo pa nga-yong
Christmas rush. Maaaring
magtagumpay ang planong ito
ng MMDA kaya nararapat
pagbutihin
pa
nila
ang
pamamalakad. Ilang buwan na
ang nakararaan, sinuspende ng
MMDA ang window hour ng
mga pribadong sasakyan na
sakop ng number coding- sa
maraming pangunahing kalsada
sa Metro Manila. Hindi na
pinapayagan ang mga nakacoding na private vehicle na
magbiyahe pagsapit ng 10:00
a.m. Plano ring ituluy-tuloy ang
no window hour policy.
Kung magtatagumpay ang
bagong traffic scheme sa mga
provincial
buses,
dapat
palawigin na ito. Huwag nang
papasukin sa EDSA ang mga
provincial buses para hindi
magsikip ang trapiko. Ituloy
naman ang naunang plano na
ang lahat ng provincial buses
mula north at south ay
magkaroon ng sariling station
bago sumapit ng EDSA. Hindi
na sila papasok ng EDSA para
hindi makabigat sa traffic.
Nararapat din namang
paigtingin ng MMDA ang
paghuli sa mga colorum buses
na nagpapasikip din ng traffic
sa EDSA. Gibain ang mga
basketball court sa gitna ng
kalsada. Wasakin ang mga
tindahan ng vendors. Walisin
ang
mga
nakaparadang
sasakyan sa mga alternate route
para
walang
sagabal
sa
motorista. Kapag naisagawa
ang mga ito, tiyak wala nang
problema sa trapiko.

mamamahayag.
Kuwento ng heneral sa
aming umpukan na matagal na
niyang nais makaharap ang
buong samahan ng 5 th ID
Defense Press Club subalit sa
dami ng kanilang priority
activities, mukhang nakaligtaan
na
niyang
kamiy
makadaupang palad.
Sa kasunod na media night,
sinabi ni General Atal na nais
niyang muling buhayin ang
Quarterly bonding sa mga
kagawad ng media na malaki
din ang ginagampanang
tungkulin para isulong ang

kamalayan kung ano nga ba


ang papel ng mga sundalo sa
kapayapaan-hindi lamang
enkuwentro at patayan sa
pagitan ng Pinoy laban sa
kapwa nating Filipino na nasa
kagubatan.
Naging daan sa aming
huntahan at palitan ng ideya at
nangakong masusundan pa ng
mas mainit na bonding tulad ng
isang malaking pamilya.
Nagpasalamat naman ang
inyong lingkod sa kagalingan
ng pakikitungo sina Lt. Col.
Tubiera ng CMO-G7 at kay Ist
Lt. Rowena Abayon ng DPAOSpokesman at umaasang mas
gaganda pa ang ugnayang 5th ID
Defense Press Club at ng
pamunuan ng Com5 at G staffs
ng Camp Melchor dela CruzStar Troopers.

sa mga traditional politicians,


magaling sa vote buying at
pananakot
sa
mga
mga
electorates.
Ayon
sa
ating
bubuwitkawawa naman ang
nangyari kay Mayor Rody
Bernardo ng Palanan, Isabela
nasawi sa isang freak accident
dahilan sa kapalpakan umano ng
mga namumuno sa DPWH 4 th
Engineering district at ng
pribadong
kontratista
sa
nakatiwang-wang
na
kakapiranggot(22 meters long)
na concreting sa Brgy. Malapat,
Cordon, grabe kasi si DE Moreno,
mukhang lagi ka na lang sa golfgolf nyo sana atupagin nyo
naman at personal nyong
pasadahan
ang
inyong
nasasakupan.
Lagi na lang banner news at
kontrobersyal ang kahabaan ng
San Luis-Santiago City, Cordon

stretch ng Daang Maharlika.


Remember that 17 hours na
nakatengga ang mga motorista at
mga biyahero sa kapalpakan ng
ilang private contractors nyoRegie Lopez, James Bantilan at
Jesse Palomo. Nakakahiya na
yata kayo sir DE Moreno,
sabagay, malapit na kayong
mag-retiro sa susunod na March
2017.
Baka sa kaunting panahon
masaltud ang inyong retirement
mood at maharap kayo sa mga
kaso sa Ombudsman.
Ayon sa ating bubuwit ang
dating mayor na may palaging
ka-date sa isang kilalang resto at
dating place sa second floor ay
walang iba kundi si dating
mayor na super matulis ay
walang iba kundi si Mr.
Politician BP as in British
Politician
ng
Isabela.
Graduating na ba sir?

December 12 - 18, 2016

P1.6M ipinagkaloob
sa brgy Lipuga,
Alfonso Castaneda

Masayang tinanggap ni Governor Bojie D yang maraming kahon ng gamot mula sa donation ng Mercury Drug
Corporations para sa mga biktima ng super typhoon Lawin na pumasok sa AOR ng Isabela noong nakalipas ng
Oktubre 20, 2016. The Patriot lensman, jgd

BAYOMBONG, Nueva
Vizcaya Ipinagkaloob
kahapon ng Department of
Agriculture (DA) ang P1.6
million para sa barangay
Lipuga sa bayan ng
Alfonso Castaneda.
Ang pondo ay inilaan
ng DA upang magamit ng
mga organisasyon para sa
kanilang
ibat-ibang
negosyo tungo sa pagunlad
ng
kanilang
kabuhayan.
Ang pondo ay mula
sa Casecnan Social Measures Fund (CSMF) na
ipinagkakaloob sa mga primary impact barangays ng
Casecnan Multi-Purpose
Irrigation and Power
Project (CMIPP) sa
Alfonso Castaneda.
Ang
pondo
ay
idinaan ng DA sa provincial government kung saan
ito ay natunghayan din ni
Governor Carlos Padilla sa
isinagawang flag raising
program sa provincial capi-

tol sa Bayombong.
Ani Padilla, malaking
tulong ito sa mga tribung
Bugkalot na siyang
pangunahing nakatira sa
mga kabundukan ng
Alfonso Castaneda.
Pahayag ni Padilla na
magagamit nila ito sa
kabuhayan
dahil
nawawala na ang mga
isdang Ludong na siyang
p a n g u n a h i n g
pinagkukunan
ng
hanapbuhay ng mga
katutubo.
Ang Ludong ay
itinitinda ng P5,000.00
kada kilo dahil ito ay
tinaguriang Presidents
Fish.
Dahil sa CMIPP,
nawawala na ang isdang
Ludong dahil hindi ito
makabagtas sa mataas na
istrukura ng proyekto
upang mangitlog sa ibang
lugar, pahayag ni Padilla.
Ben Moses Ebreo

DOH to boost countryside health services with P144-B


BAYOMBONG, Nueva
Vizcaya The Department
of Health (DOH) will be
using its P144 billion 2017
funds to boost health services in the countryside.
Secretary Paulyn
Jean Ubial, in a recent visit
to this province, said their
fund, the biggest so far in
DOH history, will be primarily used for the scholarship offerings, free medicines and strengthening
of the national and local
government unit hospitals,
among others.
She said they will be
establishing medicine outlets in lowland and upland
barangays so that the poor
will have access to free
medicines at all times.
We need to attract
investors to address high
cost of medicines by putting-up Pharma-Zones
which will serve as drug
outlets and the poor will
not be charged, Ubial
said, adding that local
manufacturers will help
much in reducing the high

cost of medicines because


we are the highest in price
in Asia.
She said scholarships
for health courses will also
be offered for Indigenous
Peoples (IPs) and remote
communities to empower
their villages.
By investing on
health education, we will
expect their services in return. We do not expect that
doctors will be willing to
be assigned in far areas so
this is the solution, Ubial
said.
She also said the government, through the
DOH, will be covering the
remaining 8 percent of the
total population of Filipinos on their enrolment to
the Philippine Health Insurance Program (PHIP).
A free urinalysis
check-up for the poor will
also be done to prevent
simple infections in becoming a disease, she said.
To raise the standards
of hospitals in the country, Ubial said they will be

DOH allots P3B fund


for drug rehab
program
BAYOMBONG, Nueva
Vizcaya The Department of Health (DOH) has
allocated P3 billion next
year for the governments
Drug Rehabilitation Program (DRP).
DOH Secretary Jean
Paulyn Ubial said the
fund is bigger than the
P600 million allotted for
this year.
She said the fund will
be used for the construction
and
operationalization of
Drug Rehabilitation Centers (DRCs) in the country.
There is already an
existing 10,000-bed DRC
in Nueva Ecija and another one will be built in

Ilagan City, Isabela next


year, Ubila said.
According to Ubial,
the DRCs will require an
estimate of P10,000.00
monthly fee for well-off
patients while the poor
will receive free accommodation and services.
The patients will be
encouraged to engage in
livelihood projects to
support their daily food
requirements, she said.
The DRCs, Ubial
said has been conceived
with the intensified antiillegal drugs campaign of
the national government
to weed out illegal drug
trafficking and use in the
country. Ben Moses
Ebreo

implementing the Hospital


Development Plan (HDP)
which seeks to address the
gap on population-bed ratio.
She said the HDP will
provide additional 17,000
bed requirement in the
country to raise the capacity of hospitals nation-

wide, along with the construction of other health


centers for cancer, lung,
eye, kidney and blood
banks, one-barangayone- health- station and
mental hospitals, among
others.
The infrastructure
support to hospitals, Ubial

Honor Comes to Those


Who Honor

...conntinuation

MARRIAGE is another relationship to honor. Hebrews 13:4 Give honor to marriage, and remain
faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely
judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
We are to honor the institution of marriage.
We are to recognize the great value that God has
placed on marriage. Not just our marriage but also
all marriages. We are not to behave in any such
manner that would bring dishonor to another
persons marriage. We must be careful that our
actions or words not lead to the termination of
someones marriage.
If we are married, we must remain faithful to
one another so that honor will be shown to the
institution of marriage. We can dishonor marriage
by immoral actions, adultery, and divorce. Marriage is a sacred bond between people. To get divorced is to dishonor a sacred institution. God
does not take it lightly when a sacred institution
that He established is dishonored and we have
the promise of judgment.
Men have a greater responsibility toward honoring marriage than women. 1 Peter 3:7 In the
same way, you husbands must give honor to your
wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you
live together. She may be weaker than you are, but
she is your equal partner in Gods gift of new life.
Treat her as you should so your prayers will not
be hindered.
Men, we are to honor our wives. We are to recognize the great value that God has placed on our
wives. We are to treat them with understanding.
Let me tell you a story. A man walking along
a California beach found a lamp. When he rubbed
it a genie appeared and said, I will grant you one
wish. The man said, Build a bridge to Hawaii so
I can drive over anytime I want to.
The genie answered, Your request may be beyond my abilities. Think of the logistics of that kind
of undertaking; the supports required to reach the
bottom of the Pacific; the concrete and steel it

said requires a rough estimate of about P174 billion.


She also advised the
health workers to be kind,
polite and compassionate
with their patients, especially the poor.
These plans are intended to make health services a right of every Fili-

pino and not only as a


privilege. Let us value our
clients and patients because they are the reason
why we are here, Ubial
said during the recent
health summit at the Veterans Regional Hospital
(VRH) in Bayombong
town. Ben Moses Ebreo

would take. I would think with one wish you


would desire something more personal.
The man thought for a long time and finally
said, I know what I want. I wish that I could understand my wife. I want to know what she feels
inside, what she is thinking when she gives me
the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means
when she says nothing to my question of
whats wrong , and how I can make her truly
happy?
After a few minutes the genie said, How many
lanes do you want on that bridge?
Ladies, honestly, there are times when we really dont understand. But God has told us to treat
you with special treatment.
If we do not than the Word says, our prayers
may be hindered.
Also, fellows, stay away from the weaker than
you part. When this was written, women had very
few rights. In most cases, women seem to be able
to handle situations better than we can.
Also we are to honor other people. Psalm 8:45 what are mere mortals that you should think
about them, human beings that you should care
for them? Yet you made them only a little lower
than God and crowned them with glory and
honor.
We are to honor each other. We are to recognize the great value that God has placed on humanity. The word tells us here that people have
been crowned with great honor. Not just the rich
people, not just the intelligent people, not just the
talented people, but all mortals, all human beings.
The Jewish word for honor meant related to
the appearance of an object that is beautiful and
instills awe. When God looks at me, my beauty
awes him. When God looks at you, your beauty
awes him. When God looks at that homeless person, his beauty awes him. When God looks at that
person with a sinful lifestyle, their beauty awes
him.
Do you know what you do with something
that is beautiful and instills awe? You protect it as
my son did the helmet. Some things you may even
die for. Do you know why Jesus died for me, or
you, or that homeless person and or that sinner?
Because He was awed by our beauty. And He
wanted to protect us from the thief. And He died
doing so.
But above all authorities and relationships, we
are to honor God. And we do this is two different
ways. The first is with our bodies. 1 Corinthians
6:20 for God bought you with a high price. So
you must honor God with your body.
...to be continued

December 12 - 18, 2016

Diffun eyes Red Orchid Hall of Fame award


DIFFUN, Quirino The local government here has expressed optimism of reaching the Red Orchid Hall of Fame
Award through the cooperation of the residents and the
law enforcement offices.
The town recently got the Red Orchid Award for the
first time and it received a certificate of recognition plus
an additional P100,000.00 worth of drugs and medicines.
It was judged based on the strength of comprehensive efforts to implement a 100% Tobacco-Free Environment using the World Health Organizations MPOWER.
Hensel Guillermo, municipal disaster risk reduction
officer, said the towns anti-smoking ordinance is being
strictly enforced to ensure that smoking will be banned
in public places.
Violators shall be penalized with P500 or one month
imprisonment for first time offenders; P1,000 or two

months imprisonment for second-time offenders and


P2,500 or four months imprisonment or both, at the discretion of the court, he said.
The fines collected shall be subject to a 50:50 sharing scheme between the municipal government and the
Anti-Smoking Task Force.
Guillermo added that the ordinance is not after the
fines collected but for the total eradication of cigarette
smoking in the municipality for the health of the
Diffunians.
The annual Red Orchid Award aims to recognize tobacco-free provinces, municipalities, cities, government
offices, government hospitals and health centers for promoting and preventing smoking- related illnesses in pursuance of Republic Act 9211, otherwise known as Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003. Thelma C. Bicarme

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Second Judicial Region
Branch 16
City of Ilagan, Isabela
In re: PETITION FOR CORRECTION/CANCELLATION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE
BIRTH OF DANESSA CUNTAPAY
DANESSA C. CUNTAPAY,
Petitioner
-versus-

Spl. Proc. No. 2552

THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CITY OF


ILAGAN, ISABELA, CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL,
NSO, MANILA and ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO
HAVE OR CLAIM TO HAVE ANY INTEREST THAT
WOULD BE AFFECTED THERBY,
Respondents.
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x
ORDER
Raffled before this court is a duly verified
Petition seeking to correct the entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of DANESSA C. CUNTAPAY,
particularly as to her year of birth from 1922
to1992"; her full name from DANESSA
CASTILLO CUNTAPAY to DANESSA
CASTILLO; the date and place of marriage of
her parents from August 1992-Ilagan, Isabela
to enter therein Not Married; and her mothers
first name from THERESA to MARIA
THERESA, as all appearing in her certificate of
live births issued by the Local Civil Registrar of
City of Ilagan,

Nakisalo-salo at nakibahagi sa pag-iilaw ng Sky Park-Queen Isabela Park sina retired Major General Benito
Ramos ng PDRRMC, Col. Ignacio Madriaga, Chief of Staff ng Kampo Melchor dela Cruz, Lt. Col. Edmund Tubiera ng
G-7, CMO at opisyal ng PNP HGP. The Patriot lensman, jgd

Legarda: Free irrigation for farmers in 2017 Natl Budget


SENATOR LOREN Legarda today said that another important highlight of the 2017 national budget is the government
subsidy on the irrigation service fees (ISF) being paid by farmers to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
The P2 billion additional allocation for NIA under the proposed 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) is intended
to cover the ISF collected by the agency from farmers associations.
An accompanying Special Provision for this purpose specifies that the P2 billion allocation will be used to cover the
operating requirements of NIA and the maintenance of existing irrigation facilities which were previously funded out of
the collections from ISF.
Our farmers, who feed the nation, are among the poorest of the poor who urgently need government support and
intervention. At present, they need to pay the irrigation service fee for NIA to irrigate their farms when, in fact, what we
need to pursue is the lowering of production costs so we can achieve food security, encourage
more citizens to engage in or go back to farming, and improve the income of our small
farmers, said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The NIA is authorized to collect the ISF pursuant to Republic Act No. 3601, but
Legarda said it is time to amend the said law.
This intervention in the budget is only the first step to free our small farmers from
the added burden of having to pay for irrigation fees. What we really intend is to make
it a policy of government, she explained.
Legarda is the co-author of the proposed Free Irrigation Reform and Restructuring
Act, which seeks to remove from NIA the functions of maintaining irrigation projects
and collecting irrigation services and other fees.
Under the said measure, fees being collected by NIA from its irrigation beneficiaries
will be discontinued and the management and maintenance of irrigation facilities will be
turned over to the beneficiaries and will be provided with professional management
support.
The free irrigation for farmers under the 2017 national budget will be a big
boost for the agriculture sector and we will continue to support improvements in
the sector through various measures and policies, including the immediate passage of the proposed Free Irrigation Act, Legarda concluded.

WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be in


due form and substance, set the initial hearing
of this case before this court on December 7,
2016 at 2:00 oclock in the afternoon at which
date, time and place any person may come to
show cause why the petition should not be
granted. Let the necessary Summons and copy
of the petition be issued to Danilo L. Cuntapay
and Maria Theresa Castillo, the biological father and mother respectively of the petitioner.
In the meantime and as required by the Rules,
let a copy of this order be published once a week
for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper
of general circulation within the province at the
expense of herein petitioner. Likewise, let copies of this order be posted in the bulletin board
of this court, Provincial Capitol of Isabela, City
Hall of City of Ilagan, Isabela as required by law
and to remain as such until the date of hearing
of the same. Finally, let a copy of the petition
and its annexes be furnished at the expense/
instance of herein petitioner to the Local Civil
Registrar of City of Ilagan, Isabela, Office of the
Provincial Prosecutor of City of Ilagan, Isabela
for their information and to the Office of the Solicitor General for them to enter their appearance in the above entitled case.
SO ORDERED.
City of Ilagan, Isabela, October 24, 2016.
(sgd.)ISAAC R. DE ALBAN
Judge
Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2016

Sta. Fe town completes P2M multi-purpose covered court


STA.FE, Nueva Vizcaya The local government here recently completed its Multi-Purpose Covered Court (MPCC) in
barangay Tactac.
Mayor Liwayway Caramat said the MPCC has been requested by barangay officials and ordinary folks to serve
as a venue for their yearly programs and activities.
We are very thankful for the assistance of Governor Carlos Padilla who sourced out funds and facilitated its
release when he was then the Representative of our province, she said.
Caramat said the villagers of Sta. Fe, who are mostly members of the Kalanguya tribe, are now in elation over the
completion of the MPCC.
She said members of the receipient-tribe have expressed their excitement as they usually perform their cultural
songs, dances and rituals in open areas.
Now, they can be protected from heat and rain during the conduct of their cultural festivities and relevant
events, Caramat added. Ben Moses Ebreo

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December 12 - 18, 2016

August).
The Cojuangcos had asserted that these
lands were non-agricultural and that DAR
had failed to serve notices of coverage.
Secretary Mariano declared that the land
remained agricultural and that notices of
coverage were issued within the effectivity
of CARP (Inquirer.net, 26 August).
It is telling that even DAR officials could
not enter this part of Hacienda Luisita, as the
Cojuangcos have built a barbed wire fence
and hired armed guards to keep farmerbeneficiaries away.
The Lorenzos Lapanday Foods
On December 12, news broke about the
armed security guards of Lapanday Foods in
Tagum, Davao del Norte shooting at banana
plantation farmers.
According to Monico Dayahan of the
Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries
Association Inc. (Marbai), his group was
walking towards the plantation to do their
harvest when 10 security guards approached
them and fired indiscriminately
Seven farmers, including a 16-year-old,
were wounded and brought to the hospital.
Two days after, on December 14, two more
Tagum farmers were wounded in another
attack by Lapanday guards. Two of the nine
farmers remain in critical condition
(Interaksyon.com, 14 December).
The Marbai farmers had camped out near
the plantation on December 9 to take back
from Lapanday the 145 hectares of land that
had already been awarded them by
government in 1996 (Mindanews, 13
December).
Lapanday insists that the armed guards
were not acting on their orders, but that this
was a problem between Marbai and the
farmers cooperative Hijo Employees
Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative
1, or HEARBCO-1 (Inquirer.net, 13
December). Members of Marbai had
separated from HEARBCO-1 when the latter
entered into a banana sales marketing
agreement with Lapanday in 2010. The
agreement would have farmers earning

approximately P2,000 pesos a month working


their own land (Sunstar.com.ph, 16
November).
In reality, whatever conflict there might
be b(Inquirer.net, 13 December).etween
HEARBCO-1 and Marbai does not absolve
Lapanday of any wrongdoing. It is clear that
at the center of all this is Lapanday, as it has
ultimately maintained control over these
lands awarded to farmers in the 1990s.
Using growership contracts, Lapanday
has continued to manage these lands
rightfully owned by farmers, keeping farmers
at the mercy of purported demands of the
world market. Under this contract, Lapanday
buys a box (approximately 13 kilograms) of
bananas from farmers for $3 dollars
(Mindanews.com, 13 December).
In April this year, 13 kgs of bananas from
the Philippines would be bought by Japan at
approximately $12.32 dollars (Nikkei Asian
Review, 2 June). Thats four times the amount
Lapanday was buying these bananas for.
For the past six years, Marbai farmers
have been disallowed from entering their
own land, after they refused to sign what they
considered as onerous, deceptive,
exploitative, and oppressive contracts with
Lapanday.
It is this land that they are fighting for
today.
That iron fist
By December 15, Secretary Mariano had
already prohibited Lapanday Foods and its
security guards from evicting farmers who are
reclaiming their 145hectares of land
(Inquirer.net, 15 December).
Yet the past six months with Secretary
Mariano has reminded us that it will take
more than a decisive, pro-farmer policy to get
our farmers out of the clutches of oppression.
It will take a President who will declare
in no uncertain terms that he is going to war
against the abusive policies of landlords,
feudal lords, and big business. It will take a
President who will stand squarely on the side
of our farmers, towards liberating them from
the clutches of the elite. It will take a
President who has courage and daring, who
will use an iron fist in making real agrarian
reform happen.
Good thing President Duterte has proven
hes got all that. Now to make it happen
before its too late.

aiding the Philippines, the US was seen as a


savior for years and years by too many
Filipinos.
One Philippine administration after
another, always, always did Americas
bidding such as establishing its military
bases in the country, among other biddings.
America goes to the extent of judging
what it thinks the Philippines and other
weaker countries in the world arent doing
right and, in some instances, the US threatens
sanctions on such countries.
Threaten Duterte with withholding funds
or arms? Thats really dumb. As he says, he
can always go to the AIIB and borrow funds.
Arms? The country can always buy arms
elsewhere including Israel.
Yet America, that preaches its kind of
democracy and even imposes its democracy
on countries that the US sees as foes; that
denounces regimes that the US believes do
not follow the dictates of the US government,
it funds and arms rebels and opposition
forces to topple regimes that America wants
to control.
In the Philippines, when a Philippine
president does not do the bidding of America,
the US government, enters the picture to oust
the Philippine presidents they dislike,
propping up the political opposition that also
looks to America to get them in power and
position. And the US talks about democracy,
yet destroys it whenever it suits the US. It is
not democracy for some countries the US
wants, but control over these countries.
A case in point is Syria. The civil war in
Syria came about because the US and of
course its allies in Europe wanted Bashir
Assad out of power and replaced with the
Syrian rebels they supported. But when
Russia got into the picture, in the end, Assad

still reigns, and the rebels and the US plans


to control the Syrian government though the
rebels had they won the civil war.
So the US and its European allies again
went through their usual big stick by again
imposing sanctions that however, hardly
work at least in the case of Russia, which
is also a military power or China, for that
matter. The US tried to flex its muscles
against China due to the South China Sea.
The US, with an American lapdog in then
Philippine President Noynoy Aquino, created
a serious rift between China and the
Philippines, where too many opportunities in
trade with China were lost.
The US needs the Philippines as its ally
in Asean, and even Asia, especially with the
US pivot to Asia, and so five American bases
in the country, disguised as temporary visiting
American forces were in the works.
But it was not to be, with the election of
the popular Duterte, and this time, America
cannot control him. And so, the usual US
tactics are applied such as the withholding
of the MCC, and the sale of arms, which to
Duterte, means nothing. He prefers having
his independent foreign policy, which is to
have good and lasting trade relations with
other countries, such as China and Russia,
both foes of the US.
The MCC aid is hardly going to create a
financial problem for the Philippines and
more importantly, it wont make Duterte do
what the US wants him to do. No MCC?
Duterte can do a tit for tat. He can have the
Visiting Forces Agreement junked as well as
the planned five US bases in the country.
For once, here is a Philippine president,
who can be as crude as he is charming when
he wants to be, as he has shown Asean
leaders and China during his visits to their
states.
It is time America learns to understand
the Philippines and its people, instead of
trying to oust Duterte by going with the

KAPALARAN
ni Juan Dela Cruz

SCORPIO (October 24-November 22) Mas


malaking hamon sa buhay mo kung hindi
ka kikilos sa sarileng kayod. Mas mabagal
ang paglapit ng grasya. Buwenas na numero
5,2, 30 at 14 buwenas na mga araw Martes at
Lunes hanggang sa araw ng Linggo.
SAGITARIUS (November 23-December 21)
Hindi kalabisan ang makialam sa mga
problema nyo sa pamilya. Mahusap kayo ng
maayos para hindi lumala ito. Buwenas na
mga numero 19, 2, 13 at 5, buwenas na mga
araw mo Sabado, Lunes at Miyerkoles.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Labag man sa iyong kalooban ang
makipaghiwalay sa isang kasintahan o
manliligaw, tiyaking tama ka sa naging
desisyon mo. Hindi mo ito pagsisihan.
Buwenas na numero 8, 2, 21, 4, 36 at 14
buwenas na mga araw Miyerkoles at
Huwebes.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
Kailangan mo ng baguhin ang masamang
ugali para mas lumapit ang grasya. Ito ang
dahilan kung bakit hindi napuputol ang
iringan ng inyong pamilya Buwenas na
numero 4, 31, 3,20 at 23 buwenas na mga araw
Sabado at Biyernes.
PISCES (February 19-March 20) Sasapit din
ang luwag sa pananalapi. Kailangan mo
lang na magtipid at gamitin sa tama ang
sarileng pinaghirapan suweldo sa trabaho.
Buwenas na numero 5, 31, 22, 10, at 57,
buwenas na mga araw Miyerkoles at Sabado
hanggang Lunes.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Madadala ka ng
suwete sa Bagong Taon, Kasundo mo ang
mga lalapitang kaibigan at negosyante. Bago
ang tiwala nila sa iyo, gawing ugali ang
mapagkumbaba. Buwenas na numero 31, 14,
27, 19, 9, buwenas na mga araw Martes at
Lunes.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Huwag na
huwag kang sasama sa masamang grupo
baka sumabit ka. Ito na maari ang maglaglag
sa buhay mo. Buwenas na numero 8, 17, 43,
11, 29 at 6 buwenas na mga araw Lunes,
Sabado at Huwebes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 22) Kaunting menor
sa mga bisyo mo lalo na sa alak at barkada.
Baka madali ang buhay mo kung hindi ka
makikinig sa payo ng magulang. Magbago
ka ng linya ng trabaho. Buwenas na numero
9, 5, 27, at 10 buwenas na mga araw Huwebes
at Linggo.
CANCER (June 23-July 22) Buhay na buhay
ang pag-asang makabangon ka. Mas
sigurado kung itutuloy mo ang planong
pagpunta sa abroad. Magtiwala sa sarileng
kakayahan. Buwenas na numero 11, 22, 10,
8, at 17 buwenas na mga araw Miyerkoles at
Huwebes.
LEO(July 23-August 22) Kung naging
mailap ang suwerte sa hanapbuhay, huwag
mabahala sa pagpasok ng bagong taon.
Sabayan mo dedikasyon at dasal hindi ka
mabibigo. Ito ay isang pagsubok lamang.
Buwenas na mga numero 17, 9, 34, 12 at 6
Buwenas na mga araw Martes at Sabado.
VIRGO (August 23-September 23) Kung may
malas na yugto sa buhay nyong pamilya
kasunod nito ay magaang pamumuhay,
lamang kailangan nyo ng sunuran sa isat
isa. Buwenas na numero 8, 2, 10, 3 at 17
buwenas na mga araw Miyerkoles at
Biyernes.
LIBRA (September 24-October 23) Ang
buwan at araw ay lumilipas, pero dahan
dahan ang pagpasok ng suwerte mo sa
pananalapi, kaunting tiyaga at sabayan mo
ng dasal. Buwenas na mga numero 19, 17, 5,
11 at 18 buwenas na mga araw Miyerkoles,
Biyernes at Linggo.

yellows and make its plans with the


Philippine military for the ouster.
Maybe this time, the ouster plot will fail.
The answer to the Duterte puzzle is for
America to treat the Philippines under
Duterte right not as a vassal but with the
respect an ally deserves. Nothing more,
nothing less.

December 12 - 18, 2016

Com5 ng Kampo Melchor dela Cruz, humarap sa 5Th ID Press Club


KAMPO MELCHOR dela
Cruz, Gamu - Isang
masayang harapan ang
banaag sa bawat isang
miyembro ng 5th ID Defense
Press
Club
sa
pakikipagharap sa liderato
ng Kampo Melchor dela
Cruz ngayong Pasko.
Pinaunlakan ni Com5
Brigadier General Paul T.
Atal ang paanyaya ng
Defense Press Club na ating
pinangunahan bilang Mr.

President kung tawagin ni


Capt. Rowena Abayon,
bilang tugon sa masidhing
panawagan ng Defense
Press Club na makadaupang
palad ang punong abala ng
Star Trooper Com5 chief.
Unang nakisalamuha
ng Defense Press Club sina
Chief of Staff Col. Ignacio
Madriaga, Lt. Col. Edmund
Tubiera, ang G7 at COM
chief sa isang masayang
salo-salo sa loob ng kampo

military sa hanay ng youth


at military personnel
families na naninirahan sa
Star Troopers bilang
Christmas Party.
G a y u n m a n ,
bahagyang nag-alburuto
ang hanay ng journalists na
bumubuo ng 5th ID Defense
Press Club sa paniwalang
masosolo nila si Com5
General Atal.
Paliwanag ni Capt
Abayon, sa grupo ng

mamamahayag na may
mahalagang lakad si
General Atal sa Tuguegarao
City upang makipadalamhati
sa isa nilang Star Troopers
na nasawi sa isang
madugong bakbakan kontra
sa Abu Sayaff at Maute
Group terrorist doon.
Dito na humupa ang
tampo
ng
grupong
journalist
makaraang
mismong si Brigadier
General Atal ang nagbigay

ng kanyang mensahe sa
isang yugto ng Media
Night with Com5 at G Staffs
ng Camp Melchor dela Cruz.
Lalo pang nabuhayan
ng loob ang pangkat ng 5th
ID Defense Press Club
matapos tumambad sa
kanila ang isa pang salosalo at ang masayang
videoke sing-along habang
hinihintay ang pagdating
nina General Atal at ang
kanyang
butihing
maybahay na si Dra.
Marietta Mayet NavarroAtal, isang Ob-Gyne by
profession.
Ipinakilala din ng
heneral si Lt. Col. Eddie
Pilapil, G2-Intel Oficer ng
Star Troopers. Hiling ni Gen.
Atal na muling buhayin ang
Quarterly Bonding sa
hanay ng journalist para
maihinga nila ang kanilang
mga problema hinggil sa
takbo ng DPAO-G7- CMO
group.
Ayon kay General Atal,
mahilig din siyang magsulat
dahilan sa bukod sa
produkto ng premyadong
PMA military academy,
nagtapos din sa Ph.D ang

heneral at matikuloso sa
pagsusulat-ibig sabihin
perfectionist sa anumang
news items na siya mismo
ang editor- proofreader
upang hindi nakakahiya sa
mga nakakabasa.
Hinamon at nakiusap
din ni General Atal sa
Defense Press Club na
maging balansado sa
anumang ibinabatong
news items at kailangan din
na malaman nito bago man
lang makapaglabas ng
balita para masagot ang
anumang pagkakamali ng
kanyang mga tauhang
sundalo.
I urge every one of
you to please, may we know
first the reason behind the
news items so we can ask
also the side of my men and
why there is such
misdemeanor or misgivings
and or abusive act whoever
is he, at hindi kami titigil
kung kinakailangan ang
aking mga tauhan ay
masibak sa puwesto bilang
mga sundalo pagbibigay
diin ni Gen. Atal sa kanyang
huling mensahe. Joe Dasig/
The Patriot /dzRH News

DOH launches online


injury reporting system
DUTERTE FIST: Sama samang nagpamalas ng pamosong Duterte Fist ang buong puwersa ng 5th ID Defense Press
Club sa hanay nina Com5 Brigadier General Paul T. Atal, kanyang maybahay na si Dra. Marietta Navarro-Atal, Col.
Ignacio Madriaga, Lt. Col. Eddie Pilapil ng G2. Col. Donald Hongitan-G8, Lt. Col. Edmund Tubiera-G7-CMO at Capt.
Rowena Abayon ng DPAO. Nakasalamuha ng Press Club sa kauna-unahang pagkakaton sa isang Media Night Christmas
party kamakailan. The Patriot lensman, jgd

NVizcaya, tumanggap ng P3M mula sa DA


BAMBANG,
Nueva
Vizcaya Tumanggap ng
P3 million ang provincial
government kamakailan
mula sa Department of
Agriculture (DA) bilang
premyo sa pagkapili nito
bilang 2016 National
Quality Corn Achiever
Awardee.
Ang premyo ay personal na ibinigay ni DA
regional director Lucrecio
Alviar kay Governor

Carlos Padilla sa Nueva


Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal sa bayang ito.
Ang P3 million ay
insentibo ng lalawigan sa
pagkapili bilang NQCAA
ng DA.
Ani Alex Domingo,
provincial griculturist,
gagamitin ang nasabing
premyo para sa pagbili ng
mga corn seeds na
ibibigay sa mga corn
farmers upang lalo pang

dumami ang produkto at


mapanatili ang taas ng
kalidad ng mga ito sa
lalawigan.
Nagpahayag din ng
kagalakan si Governor
Carlos Padilla dahil sa
patuloy na maganda ang
kalidad ng mga corn products sa lalawigan.
Ani Padilla, ang
kalidad ng mga agricultural products ang isa sa

malaking dahilan kung


bakit maraming awards
ang Nueva Vizcaya sa
larangan ng agrikultura.
Bagamat tayo ay
maliit lamang sa land
area, de kalidad naman
ang ating mga produkto
kung kayat tayo ay
kinikilala sa larangan ng
agrikultura, pahayag ni
Padilla. Ben Moses
Ebreo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan - The Department of Health


(DOH) recently launched the Online National Electronic
Injury Surveillance System (ONEISS) to orchestrate real
time reporting of firecracker-related incidents during the
Christmas and New Years celebrations.
Dr. Romulo Turingan, chief of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, said the system aims to fastrack the
generation of reports on firecracker-related injuries nationwide.
He said hospitals are required to register all the firecracker-related injuries including cases of firecracker ingestion and stray bullets in the system which can be accessed via the DOH website.
This is the easiest way for us to consolidate immediately all the firecracker-related cases reported by the different hospitals nationwide. With the systems generated
data, we could also easily determine the trend of the injuries caused by firecrackers and stray bullets for this year,
Turingan said.
Carissa Pagulayan, ONEISS coordinator, said they are
still studying the process on how they will include into the
system those cases that will be reported by the Rural Health
Units (RHUs).
Pagulayan said if there are no other means to include
the RHU reports in the system, the DOH will adopt a mechanism to incorporate these firecracker-related injuries in the
data generated by the online reporting system. Oliver T.
Baccay

Anti-crime head hopes


more cops to get award
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela The provinces anticrime head has expressed his optimism that more
police station chiefs in the province will be recognized by the Police Regional Office-2 (PRO-2)
for their efforts in the fight against crime and illegal drugs.
Ysmael Atienza, Isabela Anti-Crime head, is
hopeful upon knowing that only the police station chiefs of the cities of Cauayan and Ilagan
and the towns of Jones and Santo Tomas were
commended by the regional headquarters recently.
He said all the police station chiefs assigned
in the province have exerted their efforts in the
fight against illegal drugs and in ensuring peace
and order all over the province.
Although there were 19 police chiefs who
were relieved recently from their respective posts
due to minimal performance in the fight against
illegal drugs, Atienza said there are still 16 police
chiefs who have done their best in the
g o v e r n m e n t s a n t i - d r u g c a m p a i g n s a n d i n t h e
maintenance of peace and security in their respective areas.
We hope that the other police chiefs who
have excelled in their assigned tasks will be given
commendation, he added. Merlito G. Edale Jr.

Ang El Presidente ng 5th ID Defense Press Club habang tinatanggap ang Aguinaldo mula kay Com5 Brig General
Paul T. Atal at kanyang butihing maybahay Dr. Mayet Navarro-Atal. Naging masaya ang tagpo ng grupong
mamamahayag matapos na dumating sa umpukan si Com5 General Atal kasabay ng simpleng salo-salo sa mga
opisyal ng militar. The Patriot lensman, jgd

10

December 12 - 18, 2016

Cagayan gov wants


IPs participation in
local governance
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan Governor Manuel N.
Mamba here wants the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to participate in local governance under his administration so
that the sectors needs and concerns will be addressed.
Mamba said he will give IPs the right to participate
voluntarily and let their voices be heard at all levels of
decision-making that may affect their rights, privileges and
heritage.
He said the creation of the provinces Task Force for
Equal Opportunities, in partnership with the Provincial
Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), provides equal opportunities to all sectors including the IPs
to participate in local governance and other development
activities.
Meanwhile, the governor vowed to look into the issues and concerns raised by the various IP groups all over
the region during the 2016 Indigenous Peoples Summit
held here recently.
Mamba said he will seek the assistance of various
regional line agencies and other sectors to address the
IPs concerns. Gene V. Baquiran

Si Ginoong Jun Berganio ng Balita, Manila Bulletin at BRIGADA abot tenga sa saya ng makatanggap lahat ang
Defense Press Club ng grocry items siya ng malaking Aguinaldo bahagi ng kasayahang raffle sa Media Night
Christmas Party sa loob ng Kampo Melchor dela Cruz. The Patriot lensman, jgd

DILG launches public vigilance program in NVizcaya


SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya The Department of the Interior
and Local Government (DILG) yesterday launched the public vigilance advocacy program to draw multi-sectoral support for the governments drive against corruption, illegal
drugs and criminality.
Dubbed as MASA MASID or Mamamayan Ayaw sa
Anomalya, Mamamayan Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga, the program is a barangay-based anti-criminality, anti-corruption
and anti-illegal drugs program which encourages multisectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of volunteerism
at the community level.
It aims to heighten community involvement by mobilizing the support of local stakeholders, volunteers, civic
organizations, faith-based organizations and the private

sectors in the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and


corruption.
Volunteers of this program can help by disseminating
this to others, participate in seminars, counselling, community services, Community Rehabilitation Network (CRN),
data base management, interviews and get the support of
faith-based groups, said Atty. John Castriciones, DILG
undersecretary for operations.
Local officials led by Governor Carlos Padilla, Bagabag
Mayor Johnny Sevillena, president of the mayors league
and barangay captain Vic Gines, president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in the province gave support to the program by affixing their signatures on the pledge
of commitment. Ben Moses Ebreo

PLGU opens Paskua Ditoy Nueva Vizcaya


BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya The provincial government here recently opened its Christmas offering and celebration
at the provincial capitol in this town.
Dubbed Paskua Ditoy Nueva Vizcaya, it showcases the conduct of Simbang Gabi, Lighting of the Giant Christmas
Tree, Chorale and Lantern Competition and Musical Pyrotechnics Show.
We are inviting everyone to witness and be a part of this Christmas celebration in our provincial capitol grounds,
Maybelle Blossom Dumlao-Sevillena, provincial administrator said.
The program is expected to draw participants from the provincial government, national government agencies and
civil society organizations in the province.
The Capitol Family Christmas Program will also be held on December 22 at the provincial capitol. Ben Moses Ebreo

10 NVizcaya towns
adopt land use plans
BAYOMBONG, Nueva
Vizcaya Out of the 15
municipalities of this province, only 10 have already
completed their Municipal Land Use Plans
(MLUPs), officials of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here said.
Tess Jasmin, DENR
information officer, said
the unupdated MLUPs
have become barriers in
the identification of
proper Minerals Recovery
Facilities (MRFs) and
Vemi-Composting Facilities (VCFs) of local government units.
She said the towns
without updated MLUPs
are Sta. Fe, Bambang,
Solano, Dupax del Norte
and Kasibu.
The absence of this
document also prevents
LGUs in indenifying tree
planting areas which
should be awarded for interested civil society or-

ganizations so tha they


can help in the National
Greening Program (NGP),
she said.
Jasmin said the
MLUPs serve as blue print
for socio-economic, environmental and livelihood
development including disaster risk reduction management among LGUs.
We are appealing for
our LGUs to update their
MLUPs so that we can pin
point our areas for development especially that the
NGP is in place, she said.
Land-use planning is
the general term used for a
branch of urban planning
encompassing various
disciplines which seeks to
order and regulate land
usein an efficient and ethical way, thus preventing
land-use conflicts. Governments use land-use
planning to manage the
development of land
within their jurisdictions.
Ben Moses Ebreo

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December 12 - 18, 2016

FROZEN...
sa central button ni Gov. Dy
kasunod ng sigawan ng
mga
empleyado
ng
kapitolyo at mga Ilaguenios
na
napasugod
sa
kinagigiliwang theme park
ng Isabela-Queen Isabela
Sky Park.
Sentro at sumisimbolo
pa rin sa mga Isabelenos
ang pagkaka-isa at masipag
na magsasaka at mayabong
na kulturang Pinoy.
Masayang hinarap ni
Gov. Dy ang Alay niya sa
Belen na ang kasama nito
ay si Ms Lucy Ambatali ang
masipag na DSWD chief ng
Isabela para magbigay ng
mga bagong sinelas para sa
mga batang lansangan.
Hugis puso ang mga
nakalatag na tumpok ng
libong sinelas para sa mga
bata lamang beneficiaries
ng PSWD.
Selfie at Groupie ng
kanya kanyang cellphone
ng mga kabataan kasama
ang kanilang iniidolong
ama ng lalawigan.
Nilibot lahat nila ni
Governor Dy at PA Atty.
Noel Lopez hanggang sa

mula sa p./ 12
mula sa p./ 12
kabilang bakuran ng Sky
Park kung saan nakalagay
ngayon ang swing, see-saw
at ang walong kinagigiliwan
ng mga kabataan- ang mga
Super Heroes statues.
Photo ops din ang mga
kabataan kay Superman,
Spiderman at kay Incredible
Hulk at iba pa.
Bahagyang ginutom
ang buong entourage ni
Dy, at napagawi sa Happy
Hour section kung saang
naka-hilera ang mga
kainan, mga pika-pika at
pulutan over bottle of San
Mig Beer at kainan ng mga
bisita,
Habang kasarapan ng
pika-pika kasama sina Col.
Madriaga at Capt. Rowena
Abayon, chief ng 5 th ID
DPAO, retired Major
General Benito Ramos, at
DE Evelyn Costales ng Ist
Engineering
DistrictIsabela.
Halos walang tinag ang
mga bisita sa masayang
kainan kasabay ng saliw ng
tugtugan at awitan ng
dalawang lady soloist. jgd,
The Patriot / dzRH News

MANO PO GOVERNOR: Queen Isabela Park with kids at playground as they approached Governor Bojie Dy while
Capt. Rowena Abayon and Capt. Marie Joyce Balaqui sporting big smiles when the governor offered foods after many
steps discovering the beauty of Queen Isabela Park light switching on week ago in front of capitol building. The Patriot
lensman,jgd

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materials that are abundant and readily available
in their area.
He said each beneficiary received a sack of organic palay seed, 6 sacks
of bokashi fertilizer, 6
bottles of concoction, 5 kilograms of molasses, 6
sacks of vermicast, and a

sack of vegetable seeds


composed of squash,
winged beans, pechay,
okra, eggplant, tomato,
mustard, bottle gourd
(upo), ampalaya and
patola.
Vice Mayor Meynard
Carag expressed his gratitude to the organization for
reaching out his constitu-

from p./ 12

ents.
He said the farm inputs given by the
Greenpeace organization
will augment the assistance given by the national and local governments and other sectors to
rehabilitate the devastated
palay plants of the farmers. Oliver T. Baccay

Pinag-iingat ang lahat na huwag


patulan ang mga
mamamahayag/ media na
ginagamit ang THE PATRIOT News
sa kanilang paghihingi ng CASH
o PABOR kapalit ang bitbit na
THE PATRIOT newspaper
sapagkat sila ay hindi
konektado sa pahayagang ito.

Queen Isabela Park official switching of light with theme park FROZEN as they appeared that we are somewhere in USA. Governor Dy lead all other provincial officials in
another jam-packed audience giving signal that Christmas is just around the corner. The Patriot lensman, jgd

FROZEN: Queen Isabelas


theme park, inilawan
QUEEN ISABELA PARK, Ilagan City - Mistulang nasa
Chicago, USA ang idinibuhong disenyo ni Atty. Noel Lopez
ngayong Christmas Holidays-White Christmas dcor sa
center stage ng Queen Isabela Park.

Nagkataon naman,
bagamat walang buhos ng
ulan o umambun sa gitna ng
kasiyahan, tuloy ang
official switch on light ni

Governor Bojie Dy na
nagbigay kasiyahan sa
naparaming Isabelenos at
bisitang sumilip at nakisaya
sa kakaibang dibuho ng

Queen Isabela Park


ngayong December 2016.
Pinagpistahan
ng
libong nakisaya sa pagpiga
sundan sa p./ 11

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Tampok din ang mga life-size na istatwa ng mga sikat na superheroes na lumabas sa mga American films na nakakalat
sa paligid ng Queen Isabela Skypark na kinagigiliwan ng mga batang namamasyal doon. The Patriot lensman, jgd

Greenpeace gives organic seeds to Lawin farmer-victims


SOLANA, Cagayan Some 150 rice farmers here
who were victims of
supertyphoon Lawin received organic farm inputs
from the Greenpeace
Southeast Asia Foundation, a non-government
organization.
Nederev Sano, executive director, said the agricultural aid aims to help re-

store the livelihood of the


farmers that were severely
destroyed by Lawin and to
jumpstart farmers transition to ecological agriculture in the province.
He also explained that
the distribution of the
said inputs is part of the
organizations Peoples
Food Movement program
as response packages to

typhoon victims.
This town is one
among the heavily hit areas of the super typhoon
and the agriculture sector
suffered much. This is our
little way to help farmers
rise again after the devastation and to empower
them to mitigate the impacts of climate change
that
resulted to wors-

ening abnormal weather


system in the country,
Sano said.
He said that their organization is also set to
conduct a seminar to the
identified farmer beneficiaries on climate resilient agriculture, self-sufficiency
by preserving the seeds,
and making their own ferturn to p./ 11

This is to inform the public that MS.


MARY JANE C. QUIONES, the former
Sales Representative, whose picture
apprears above, is no longer connected with DWIGHTSTEEL BUILDING
SYSTEMS INC. effective immediately.
Any transactions entered into by
her in behalf of the company after the
date given shall no longer be be honored by and will not be accountability
of DWIGHTSTEEL BUILDING SYSTEMS INC.

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