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President Aquino troops the line upon his arrival at the Tuguegarao City Airport yesterday to pay a visit and respect to the Army soldiers killed in a firefight with communist rebels in Bontoc, Mt. Province last July 9.

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FLOYD BEATS PACQUIAO IN ESPY AWARDS

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IBALIK SA MOWELFUND ANG FILMFEST

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P.NOY UNHAPPY WITH PAST EFFORTS TO CURB MEDIA SLAYS

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THE EVOLUTION OF PAELLA

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YAYO AGUILA AT WILLIAM MARTINEZ HIWALAY NA!

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Saang planeta nanggaling ang bagong BIR Chief?

ANONG planeta kaya ang pinanggalingan nitong si Atty. Kim Jacinto Henares, ang bagong BIR Commissioner, at wala siyang kamuwang-muwang sa mga tunay na kaganapan sa loob ng mundo ng BIR? Sa panayam ni Karen Davila kay Kim Henares sa ANC noong nakaraang linggo, napag-usapan ang tungkol sa talamak na korapsyon sa loob ng BIR na dapat masugpo upang maisakatuparan ang collection target ng bureau. Ipinagmalaki ni Henares kay Davila ang Revenue Integrity Pro- tection Service (RIPS) ng Depart- ment of Finance (DoF) na kaagapay daw ng BIR sa pagtugis sa mga korap na kawani ng bu- reau sa pamamagitan ng pagsasagawa ng lifestyle check sa mga ito. Para sa kaalaman ni Henares, marami ng mga miyembro ng RIPS nitong nagdaang taon ang na-en- trapped ng NBI at PNP-CIDG matapos tumanggap ng marked money mula sa mga korap na kawani ng BIR na kanilang nila- lifestyle check at kinikikilan. Maaaring tawagan ni Henares ang NBI at CIDG para makumpirma ang impormasyong ito. Kasabay na ipinagmalaki din ni Henares kay Davila ang Inspec- tion Service (IS) ng BIR na siyang

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nag-iimbestiga at nagsasampa ng kaso laban sa mga tiwaling kabaro nila sa bureau. Magbigay nga ng pangalan si Henares ng isang mataas na opisyal ng BIR o kahit man lang isang Revenue District Officer (RDO) o Examiner ng bu- reau ang na-prosecute ng IS. Unang-una na, paano magagawang imbestigahan ng isang operatiba ng IS ang isang kabaro niya na mismong kaibigan pa niya o dili kaya’y kaibigan ng kaibigan niya? Pangalawa, bakit pa niya sasampahan ng kaso ang isang kasamahan niya sa BIR na nagbibigay na ng tong sa kanya? Para na rin sa kaalaman ni Henares, ang National Investiga- tion Division (NID), dating Anti- Tax Fraud, ang pinakakorap na siguro na departamento ng BIR. Sakaling di pa man alam ni Henares dahil bagong salta lamang siguro siya sa ating planeta, ang NID ay redundant na lamang ng ibang departament ng bureau at dinu-duplicate na

lamang nito ang mga functions nila. Bagamat ang NID ay “xerox copy” na lang sa BIR, pero ito ang labis na kinatatakutan dahil sila ang pinakamatindi kung mangikil. Subukan ni Henares na mag-post ng topic sa kanyang Twitter ac- count tungkol sa mga korap na empleyado ng NID at mag-imbita siya ng mga magsusumbong laban sa mga empleyado nito. Sigurado akong babahain siya. Kung seryoso si Henares na malinis ang korapsyon sa BIR, huwag siyang umasa sa RIPS at buwagin na niya ang IS at NID. At magbuo siya ng isang indepen- dent body na mag-iimbestiga at magpo-prosecute sa mga tiwaling kawani ng kanyang bureau tulad ng ICAC (Independent Commis- sion Against Corruption) ng Hongkong. Ang grupong ito ay kinabibilangan ng mga private citizens at miyembro ng iba’t- ibang civic groups na may mataas na kredibilidad at integridad. Itigil na rin ni Henares ang pagbibigay ng pronouncement, tulad ng mga ginagawa ng mga nauna sa kanyang mga commis- sioner, na tutugisin ng BIR ang mga showbiz celebrities para makuha lamang ang atensyon ng showbiz-tsismis-hungry Filipinos at pati siya ay agad na sumikat.

Kasikatan ng NBI ibabalik ni Atty. Gatdula

MALAKING pagbabago ang dadalhin ng bagong talagang director ng National Bureau of Investiga- tion na si Atty. Magtanggol Gatdula sa kanyang ahensiya. Naniniwala ako na ito ay hindi isang pangako na mapapako subalit isang tagumpay na hindi lang ikararangal ni Gatdula subalit maging ng buong samahan o organisasyon. Unang pagbabago na ihahatid ni Gatdula sa NBI ay ang paggawa ng tanggapan na mag-iimbestiga kaugnay sa pamamaslang sa mga aktibista at mga mamamahayag. Sa tanggapang bubuuin ni Gatdula, magagamit ang husay at talino ng mga ahente na

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pawang abogado at Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Kasi nga naman, gagamitin ng mga imbestigador sa paghahanap ng kasagutan sa kaso ang kanilang lalim sa pag-iimbestiga at paghuli sa mga may sala. Ayon kay Gatdula, ibabalik niya ang dating ningning at kasikatan ng NBI na mula sa paglutas nito ng mga malalaki at kontrobersyal na kaso na bunga na rin ng pagiging eksperto ng mga ahente

nito. Pagtutuunan nila ng pansin ang mga mabibigat

na kaso tulad ng kidnapping, drug at human traf- ficking at smuggling. Maganda ang panukala ng dating hepe ng Quezon

City Police District na hindi na makikitang nagre-

raid ng mga bahay aliwan at disco bar ang kanyang mga ahente o manghuhuli ng fixers at scalpers at iba pang maliliit na kaso. Nasasayang nga lang naman ang tikas at eksperto ng mga tao ng NBI kapag walang kuwentang kaso ang pinagtutuunan ng pansin. Bukod pa rito, batid ni Gatdula na pinagka- kaperahan ng mga abusadong NBI agents ang ganitong klaseng kaso. Ipaubaya na lang sa pulis ang pag-raid at pagbibigay protesyon sa mga bahay aliwan. Patutunayan ni Gatdula na kaya niyang lumutas ng kaso tulad ng paghaharap sa korte ng kanyang dating amo sa Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force na si Sen. Panfilo Lacson na nahaharap sa kasong double murder sa Manila Regional Trial

Court.

Ibalik sa Mowelfund ang Filmfest

PATI ang industriya ng pelikula ay excited sa pag-upo ng bagong Pangulo. Siguro dahil may kapatid na artista si PNoy iniisip ng mga taga-industriya mas makakalapit ang

Ibalik sa Mowelfund ang Filmfest PATI ang industriya ng pelikula ay excited sa pag-upo ng bagong

kanilang hinaing sa kanya.

Isa sa mga hinaing

na unti-unti umiingay ay ang hiling ng marami

sa industriya na ibalik sa Mowelfund ang pamamahala ng Metro Manila Film Festtival na ginaganap tuwing ika-25 ng Disyembre

hanggang ika-3 ng Enero taun-taon.

Nailipat sa

pamamahala ng Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ang Filmfest at naging beneficiary na lamang nito ang Mowelfund sampu ng halos 5 libong maliliit na mga myembro nito, ang mga maliliit na empleyado ng industriya ng pelikulang Pilipino. Noong panahon ni Pangulong Cory at Pangulong Erap, medyo okay pa ang pagbibigay ng MMDA ng nararapat na benepisyo sa Mowelfund mula sa kinikita sa Manila Filmfest, pero nitong panahon ni Pangulong Arroyo sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, barya na lang halos ang ibinabahagi ng MMDA sa Mowelfund na sa aking palagay ay mali dahil ang Mowelfund ang nagre-representa ng mga haligi ng industriya ng pelikulang Pilipino. Sa ilalim ng MMDA at sa paraang pinaghahati-hatian ng iba’t ibang syudad ang kita ng Filmfest naisasang-tabi ang kapakanan ng industriya ng pag-gawa ng pelikula. Sa halip na pagyamanin ito at iangat sa mas mataas na lebel at uri, nalulugmok ang industriya at hindi kinakayang makipagsabayan sa pag-angat ng parehong industriya sa ating mga kapit-bahay na bansa. Kung imbes na ang kita ng Filmfest ay ibalik sa industriya at napupunta ito sa kabang- bayan ng iba’t ibang lungsod paano tayo makasisiguro na ang mandato ng Filmfest na suportahan ang industriya ng pelikulang Pilipino ay natutupad. Hindi tama na parang ang nagiging silbi ng Filmfest ay para kumita ang iba’t ibang lungsod sa halip na mapondohan ang kinabukasan ng industriya at ang kapakanan ng mga taong nagtataguyod dito lalo ang maliliit. Ang benepisyo ng Filmfest ay dapat na malinaw na maibalik sa mga orihinal nitong beneficiaries, sa mga ahensya at mga taong ang layunin ay muling patatagin ang industriyang Pilipino. Isang pang hiling ng mga taga-industriya sana ay pondohan ng pamahalaang nasyonal ang MMFF sa halip na partihan lang sa pera ng Presidential Social Fund na pakana naman ni Pangulong Arroyo. Nais ipaalala ng mga taga Mowelfund kay pangulong Noynoy na una nang binalak ng kanyang nasirang ina na si Pangulong Cory ang pagbabalik ng pamamahala ng MMFF sa Mowelfund sana mangyari na ito para sa ikabubuti ng industriya. Dahil ang pagawa ng pelikula ay yaman ng ating kultura, huwag namang maging palabigasan na lang natin ito. Mag-text po kayo sa akin tungkol sa usaping ito sa numerong – 09215186724. O kaya ay email sa: ariel.inton@gmail.com.

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Legarda files proposed Pagasa Modernization Act

IN light of July being the National Disas- ter Consciousness Month and with the on- set of the series of typhoons that have started devastating our country, Sen. Loren Legarda filed before the Senate a proposed bill that would step up its efforts to deal with natural disasters even before they occur. The Senate Bill No. 1406 or the Pagasa Modernization Act of 2010 will be created for the acquisition of modern equipment and communication systems, which will provide necessary information requirement for the Pagasa but not the increase of salaries and allowances of the agency workers. “The science is clear. There is consensus among the scientific community that climate change is already happening and will worsen in the years to come. Natural disasters will be turbo-charged by this changing climate and will lead to more intense storms and excessive drought,” she said. “The most important element is putting up an accurate disaster detection system and implementation of an effective early warn- ing device and communications system,” she stressed. Pagasa predicted that Basyang would only hit Central Luzon and that the possibility that it would pass by Manila was small. However, by 11 p.m. of Tuesday, Pagasa be- latedly raised the storm signal warning over Metro Manila to Number 2. Andres Garcia

Friday, July 16, 2010 Legarda files proposed Pagasa Modernization Act IN light of July being the

Expect more price cut on liquefied petroleum gas

CONSUMERS will enjoy more price roll back of cooking gas in the coming weeks, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers Associa- tion (LPGMA) yesterday said.

LPGMA President Arnel Ty announced that on Monday, July 19, there will be a price cut of 50 centavos per kilogram or about P6 per 11-kilogram cylinder of cooking gas. He also said that another 50 centavos roll back will be imposed on the last week of July. According to Ty, the price cut is due to the drop in the contract price of imported products. “We have to return to the consumers a to- tal of P1 per kilogram this month. The price adjustment was meant to reflect lower con- tract prices abroad,” Ty, the first nominee of the LPGMA partylist, said. At present, the retail price of the 11-kilo- gram cylinder of LPG is P548. The LPGMA partylist was already pro- claimed by the Commission on Elections, however, its nominees were being questioned for not being a member of a marginalized sector.

Annette Vergel

Friday, July 16, 2010 Legarda files proposed Pagasa Modernization Act IN light of July being the

No special jail for Lacson – Gatdula

NEWLY installed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula said Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson will be detained in a regu- lar detention facility or jail along with other detainees and not to anywhere else. Gatdula said the holding room which used to house former po- lice Sr. Supt. Cezar Mancao III and former police Supt. Glenn Dumlao, both of the defunct Presi- dential Anti-Organized Task Force (PAOCTF) at the NBI main office, was already converted into office. This developed as he denied reports that a special jail is now being prepared inside the NBI main office compound for

Lacson once he is arrested. Lacson is facing two counts of murder before the Manila Re- gional Trial Court in connection with the November 2000 slayings of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito. “We would follow the recent declaration of the president that all the government agencies should implement level playing field and give justice to all,” Gatdula said. According to Gatudla, the case is already in the hands of Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina, of the Ma- nila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 32, and it will be up to the court to decide on the merit of the case. Angelie Escandor

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4 Friday, July 16, 2010 not,” sabi niya. "Sa relationship, lalo na sa mahaba, kahit sa

not,” sabi niya. "Sa relationship, lalo na sa mahaba, kahit sa maikli, may mga time na naiinis na ayaw mo na, ayaw mo na! Pero–" Naputol ang susunod na sasabihin ni Yayo dahil sa follow-up question ni Mo Twister—mga ilang taon na nang mag- fall out of love siya kay William? “Many years ago, many times. Pero bumabalik yun,” sagot niya. “Civil” ang description ni Yayo

kay Yayo ang paninirahan nito sa isang condo unit at kung paano ang set- up nila sa hiraman sa kanilang mga anak at ang hatian nila ng financial obligation sa kanilang mga anak. “Ano po, hindi ko

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4 Friday, July 16, 2010 not,” sabi niya. "Sa relationship, lalo na sa mahaba, kahit sa

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years of being husband and wife, naghiwalay na ang magasawang sina Yayo Aguila at William Martinez. Sa ulat na inilabas ng Philip- pine Entertainment Portal (PEP), tinapos na ni Yayo ang matagal nang usap-usapan tungkol sa hiwa- layan nila umano ni William. Inamin na ng aktres na isang taon na silang hiwalay ng asawa. Ginawa ni Yayo ang pag-amin sa “Presscon Express” ng showbiz talk show ng TV5 na Paparazzi, na pinalabas noong July 11. Nakangiti si Yayo sa una niyang paglilinaw na hindi naging mabigat ang paghihiwalay nila ni William. “Actually, parang ang funny lang kasi kung sasabihin ko na feeling ko, walang maniniwala.

Di ba, lahat ng paghihiwalay malungkot at masalimuot? Yung sa amin kasi, magkahiwalay kami pero masaya. Hindi yung may away, hindi mabigat. Walang gano'n kasi mutual siya,” bungad na paliwanag ni Yayo. Araw-araw pa rin ba silang nagkikita ni William? “Araw-araw ... Wala namang naiba kundi magkaiba lang kami ng tirahan,” sabi ni Yayo.

GROWING APART. Ano ang dahilan ng kanilang hiwalayan? “Kasi it came to a point na 25 years na kaming magkasama ni William. Siguro

lang

...

Yun nga yung

dini-discuss namin ng mga anak ko. Kasi, di ba, dapat pag mag-asawa kayo naggu-grow kayo together? Tapos naggu-grow rin kayo as indi- vidual? Siguro sa amin lang,

WILLIAM MARTINEZ
WILLIAM MARTINEZ

nagkataon na mas nauna kaming nag- grow together. Pero minsan sa buhay ng tao, kailangan mo ring mag-grow as a person, e. So, yung space, yun ang kailangan. Saka feeling namin, ang dami na naming na- accomplish to- gether. So, time na rin na mag-move on ka kung ano ang gusto mong gawin sa buhay mo at ako rin,” paliwanag niya. Na-fell out of love ba si Yayo? “You know, I don' want to be a hypo- crite and say I did

DOLLY ANN CARVAJAL
DOLLY ANN CARVAJAL

sa samahan nila ngayon ni William. Paliwanag niya, “Kasi hindi ko maitatago na si William, kahit hindi na kami magkasama, siya ang best friend ko, e. Wala naman kasi akong kaibigan o barkada. Siya lang talaga from the start, barkada kaming mag-asawa. Siya lang yung meron ako.” THE ARRANGE- MENTS. Maging ang invited press sa studio ng Paparazzi ay kasama sa tanungan. Nausisa

na maide-deny yun kasi sa mga inter- views naman kay William, sinabi naman niyang magkaiba kami ng tirahan. Kasi meron kaming town house, meron din kaming condo. Pero magkapitbahay kami. Sa isang dahilan na ayaw pa rin naming mawala sa mga bata, ang set-up namin, parang walang naiba. Magkapitbahay lang kami, walking distance. Kung gusto niyang pumunta dito o doon. “Wala kaming hatian. Ayaw namin kasing magkaroon ng yung bang nag-i- impose sa mga bata. Kasi yung paghihiwalay namin, yung relasyon namin, okey pa rin, buo pa rin. Ang naiba lang, physi- cally hindi na kami magkasama, pero everything remains the same. Yung ginagawa namin

YAYO AGUILA
YAYO
AGUILA

araw-araw," mahabang paliwanag niya. NO NEW LOVE. Wala pa raw sa isip ni Yayo ang magkaroon kaagad ng bagong mangingibig bagamat hiwalay na sila ni William. “Hindi ko po iniisip yun. Malayo pa yun,” sabi niya. "Ayokong isipin na kaya kami maghihiwalay dahil puwede na siyang magka-girlfriend at ako naman magka- boyfriend. Ang dami ko pang gustong gawin sa buhay. Sobrang dami pa.” Ikinagulat ni Yayo ang sumunod na tanong mula sa isang movie scribe. May balita raw kasing nakikipag- date na ito sa ibang lalake. “Hello! Wala pong gano’n,” mariin niyang tanggi. "Yun nga po yung ayoko ... nga ng gano'n. Kumbaga, hindi

naman

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mga babae, hindi naman porke nakikipaghiwalay ka sa asawa mo, ibig sabihin gusto mo nang magka- boyfriend. Hindi naman gano'n. Hindi ninyo naiintindihan yung pinagdadaanan namin, may proseso yun. Saka, marami akong gustong magawa pa, hindi lang para sa sarili ko, siyempre para rin sa mga anak ko.” Wala pa rin daw sa isip ni Yayo ang ipa-annul ang kanilang kasal ni William. Nagbiro naman si Dolly Ann Carvajal na wala raw siyang planong balikan si William. Matatandaang naging karelasyon din noon ni Dolly si William. “Kung meron mang gugustuhin

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44, and I realize that my whole life is just a f**king waste. ‘Greatest man on the planet?’ I wasn't half the man I thought I was.” But Tyson has vowed to make amends for his past behavior -- by doing all he can to help oth- ers. He says, “So if there's a big plan now, it's just to give - it's selflessness, car- ing for the people who deserve it. Be- cause I think I'm a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at my- self in the mirror and say, 'This is a pig. You are a f**king piece of s**t.’” And the sporting icon admits the tragic loss of his four-year- old daughter Exodus last year made him

realize his mistakes:

“All these people reached out (after her death) and I realized:

I just want to be of service to people. I need to help. I need to have something, finally, finally, that I can offer people in this world.” * * * Rocker Bret Michaels has pro- posed to his longtime girlfriend – the woman who sup- ported him through his recent health cri- sis. The Poison star suffered a brain haemorrhage and a mild stroke in April and May – and his on/off girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Lynn Gibson, was by his side throughout. And now her love and support has been

rewarded – Michaels popped the question during the Indepen- dence Day weekend, according to tabloid the Star. A source tells the publication, “Bret felt like now was the time because Kristi has been through so much with Bret and has been by his side every step of the way.” The insider insists the rocker's health scare has made him realise how impor- tant family is: “He's woken up. He now

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GISELE BUNDCHEN

Turning 30 is a big milestone in someone’s life, espe- cially if you are a suc- cessful, beautiful ce- lebrity. Singer Jessica Simpson turned 30 on July 10th, supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be turning “the big 3-0” on July 20, and singer Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child will be thirty on July 23rd. How do these la- dies compare with one another as they all hit the same mile- stone together?

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6 Friday, July 16, 2010 The evolution of Paella PAELLA, an original Spanish recipe, is now

The evolution of Paella

PAELLA, an original Spanish recipe, is now one of the most popular rice dishes on the planet. This sumptuous rice dish with roots from the Spanish province of Valencia reached different continents in the 18 th Century, fol- lowing the spread of the Spanish culture and heritage in the time of exploration and dis- covery. Paella usually takes the shape of the pan from which it was named – paelle in Catalan language. Like risotto, arroz negro, jambalaya, yang chow or sushi, this dish has rice at its main feature. It is a versatile dish that blends to perfection a variety of tastes and ingredi- ents such as olive oil, beans, onion, garlic, vegetables, snails, seafood, chorizo, sausage, chicken, duck and other meat products. It gains its golden color, from perfect gar- nishing of saffron that makes it look more inviting. Glutinous and long-grain rice is used to satisfy the craving for a complete and solid meal. No wonder, paella is one of the most requested fares in Spanish cuisine today. Paella is in fact considered one of the well known symbols of Valencia. In the Philip- pines, arroz valenciana shows the deep in- fluence of Paella and Valencian cuisine that the country adopted under the three centu- ries that it became a Spanish colony. Over the years, Paella gained a local flavor that satisfied the Filipino palate. It is said that Paella began as a poor man’s meal, as ordinary Valencians cooked rice with vegetables, beans and snails for their meal. The flexibility of rice to taste beautifully with almost any other ingredient and flavor also led to having rabbit meat added to the concoction. It also tasted well with chicken or duck, which the more wealthy Valencians preferred. Through the years, Paella has evolved into many forms, thanks to the innovativeness of the people who adopted it as their own. Aside from the Classic Valencian paella, there emerged new varieties such as seafood paella and the more adventurous mixed paella, which fuses meat, seafood, vegetables and beans in perfect harmony. Of the three types of paella, there has been a growing interest in seafood paella recently, owing to the changing lifestyle of those who want to move away from meat products. It is said that seafood paella is the most popu- lar type of paella in the world. Seafood paella uses a variety of seafood, including snails, clams, mussels and fish that also go perfectly with rice and vegetables.

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Recently, there has been a growing prefer- ence for tuna as a mixture in paella, because of its superior taste and health benefits. Preparing paella, however, is a laborious process, and purists believe that the mix- ture should be cooked over an open fire that produces an aromatic smoke to strengthen the flavor. This is why paella has been known as a seasonal dish, appropriate for grand fes- tivities such as town fiestas. Filipino consumers will be glad to know that they can now enjoy their favorite Paella anytime and anywhere they want, thanks to an innovation introduced by local food inno- vator, Foodsphere Inc. From a seasonal dish usually served on festive occasions, Paella has been reinvented once more to become a daily dish, without the painstaking process involved in its traditional preparation. Foodsphere, the maker of CDO food products, introduced San Marino Tuna Paella, using a breakthrough technology that makes it possible to preserve rice, fish and vegetables in a can for as long as three years. The innovation allows consumers to en- joy Tuna Paella straight from the can, doing away with hours of arduous steps like in the past. San Marino Tuna Paella is a full-meal combination that retains the traditional taste of Paella, which everyone can enjoy at home or out of town. Luscious and satisfying at the same time, San Marino Tuna Paella can be enjoyed any day of the year, as it is preserved in an easy- open can designed to provide the consum- ers with convenient nutritious food products.

P.Noy visits residents of Isla

Puting Bato, Parola in Manila

MANILA Mayor Alfredo S.

Lim said Manilans are lucky to have a president who truly

cares for them.

This after the local chief executive and President Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III jointly visited on

Wednesday

night the residents

from Isla Puting Bato and Parola who were evacuated to the Del Pan Complex in Tondo after their houses were blown

away by typhoon ‘Basyang.’

The President was accompa- nied by his secretary of the department of social welfare

and development Dinky

Soliman while Lim, on the other hand, was with his social welfare chief Jay dela Fuente when they personally checked

out on the condition of the

evacuees and there, distributed relief goods, clothings, food and blankets.

In that visit, Aquino directed

Soliman to help the affected

residents in whatever capacity the national government may be able to extend assistance, in

addition to the efforts of the

city government. Meanwhile, Dela Fuente said the mayor had his hands full

the whole day of Wednesday

and yesterday providing

assistance to victims not only of the typhoon but also of fire. The total number of families

affected in Baseco and who

were brought to the Baseco

covered court for temporary shelter reached 177 while the

displaced families at the

Del

Pan complex went to as high as

332.

From the typhoon victims, Lim and Dela Fuente also

visited the 135 families whose

houses were razed by a fire in

Lerma, Sampaloc. The residents camped out along the said street following

the fire rummaging for things

they can still salvage or begin- ning to build their houses anew.

Lim ordered Dela Fuente to

provide the fire and typhoon

victims three square meals a day for three straight days aside from relief goods,

clothings and blankets.

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CA affirms denial of bail vs Recto

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the issuance by the Batangas City Regional Trial Court (RTC) of a warrant of ar- rest against former Batangas Vice Governor Richard "Ricky" Recto in connection with the bombing of the vehicle of then Batangas Governor Armando Sanchez that injured the latter and killed his two bodyguards. In a ruling written by Asso- ciate Justice Amy Lazaro-Javier, it said that there was probable cause to issue an arrest war- rant against Recto, the brother of Senator Ralph Recto. The CA said that there was no doubt that the crime was committed. It added that based on the testimonies of the witnesses, it was proven that Recto was in-

volved in the assassination at- tempt against Sanchez. The DOJ earlier recommended the filing of double murder with frustrated murder charges against Recto and five others in connection with the attempted assassination against Sanchez. Investigation by the DOJ showed that Recto allegedly fi- nanced and masterminded the crime. Also charged with double murder were Magdalo lawyer Christopher Belmonte, Chris- tina Antonio, Bettina Balderama, 1Lt. Angelbert Gay, Lt. Junior Grade Kiram Sadava and some “John Does” for their alleged involvement in the con- spiracy to assassinate the late governor.

P. Noy unhappy with past efforts to curb media slays

PRESIDENT Aquino has given law en- forcement agencies specific instructions to run after perpetrators and masterminds be- hind journalist killings “at all costs” as he finally approved the creation of an elite “superbody” headed by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to supervise the campaign. This was revealed by newly appointed National Bureau of Investigation Director and former police general Magtanggol Gatdula during a courtesy call on Wednesday by offi- cials of the National Press Club (NPC) led by Club president Jerry S. Yap. Gatdula said the president, earlier this week, called to a meeting top officials of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the NBI to particularly discuss the status of gov- ernment efforts to curb the rampant and of- ten deadly attacks on journalists. “We had a meeting and he gave us spe- cific instructions to produce results. He wants us to face the problem squarely and that’s what we are going to do. As the president said, para namang wala tayong binatbat sa mga ‘yan (journalist killers). Secretary De Lima now carries the president’s instructions

and I have made some suggestions which will make it even more effective,” the NBI chief told officials of the NPC. “There will be no sacred cows,” he added. Gatdula said he has created a division at the NBI that will handle “cold cases” involv- ing murdered journalists. The NBI chief took notice of the fact that the NPC has been at the forefront of calls for the creation of an elite body to run after sus- pects in previous cases of media slays and lay out a comprehensive plan to prevent deadly attacks on journalists. Gatdula said they have initially thought of creating regional composite teams that will serve as quick reaction groups in case a mem- ber of the press was threatened, harmed or killed. “This is now going to be a concerted, com- prehensive effort. The president promised to provide all the resources needed to accomplish this particular mission. You in the media should be involved because you are the victims here,” Gatdula stressed, adding the problem could not easily be solved without the participation of all stakeholders because there are “human factors to consider,” probably in reference to the culture of impunity. Angela Nolasco

AFP to lease out 150 has. military lots

THE Armed Forces yesterday said Presi-

dent Aquino was open to the possibil- ity of leasing over 150 hectares of military property to raise ad- ditional funds to fi- nance the long-over- due AFP Moderniza- tion Program. AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Jose Mabanta said AFP chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo David suggested to Aquino a proposed long-term lease of the military property to fi- nance the moderniza- tion effort of the AFP. The president ap- peared to be receptive of the idea, he said. “The chief of staff informed him that, that we have a brief- ing on that, that it can be a source to propel further the modern- ization,” Mabanta said. David made the proposal during a command conference in Camp Aguinaldo which Aquino pre- sided. Mabanta said the Army has more than 100 hectares, avail- able for the lease for at least 30 to 50 years. He said the Navy has 25 hectares and the Air Force has 33 hect- ares also ready for possible lease.

Ronnie Santos

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Floyd beats Pacquiao in ESPY awards

FLOYD Mayweather, Jr. outguns Manny Pacquiao and Canadian mixed mar- tial arts fighter Georges St. Pierre to win his third best fighter award in the 18th annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards held yes- terday at the Nokia The- atre in Los Angeles, Cali- fornia. The undefeated and five-division world cham- pion Mayweather previ-

ously won the award in 2007 and 2008 before re- tiring in early 2009. Pacquiao, the only boxer to win world titles in seven different weight divisions, took home the honors in 2009 during Mayweather’s retirement. Mayweather is coming off an impressive 12- round unanimous deci- sion win against future Hall of Famer “Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 1.

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Ormoc recognizes Lady powerlifter

THE City Council of Ormoc passed a resolution commending Ormocana weightlifter Anita Mangcao- Koykka for her latest feat at the Asian Powerlifting Cham- pionships last May 2 to 6 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Councilor Ruben Capahi, chairman of the committee on sports, sponsored the resolu- tion. Koykka of Luna, here in

Ormoc, set a new World Record at 160.5 kgs. for squat event and bagged four gold medals in different lifting cat- egories in said competition. As a result, she was ad- judged as the Total Asian Champion and Best Masters 2 Female Lifter. The 50-year-old Koykka has continually brought home hon- ors from the sport. She was named Champion in the Phil-

ippine Masters Champion- ships in Imus, Cavite last Jan. 30 to 31. She bagged a silver medal at the World Champion- ships of Masters Powerlifting in Otrava, Czech Republic in September last year. In 2008, Koykka was Champion of the Philippine Olympic Festival National Championship where she set a new Southern Philippine record and Asian Record.

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single, of # 17 Paseo de Roxas, Bel-Air Village, Makati City, stock certificates nos.

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‘Rain or Shine you’re mine’ MALAPIT nang makamtan ng Rain or Shine ang pangarap nilang makarating

MALAPIT nang makamtan ng Rain or Shine ang pangarap nilang makarating sa Finals ng PBA. Kaunti na lang at ilang laro na lang, maaabot na rin nila ang tagumpay na matagal na nilang pinakamimithi. Dumaan sa butas ng karayom ang mga bataan nina Raymund Yu, Terry Que at Mommy Marga- ret Yu, pero nakita niyo kahit na ganoon kaliit na butas ay nalalagpasan din pala at napapanagumpayan. Kung noong araw ay walang tigil ang selebrasyon sa kampo ng Welbest at Welcoat dahil sa paghakot nila ng mga champion- ship trophies sa PBL, ang ganyang klaseng selebrasyon ay hinihintay pa rin nila mula nang makatuntong sila sa PBA. Pero malay nyo, malapit na. * * * Demonyong maglaro ngayon si Solomon Mercado. Hindi mapigilan. Kung mapigilan man, mahirap. Kapag ganyan ng ganyan ang inilaro nitong si Solomon, masasabi na nila na Rain or Shine, you''re mine! I mean, yung PBA title.

* * * Congratulations sa lahat ng taong bumubuo sa pag-organisa ng MVP Cup na kasalukuyang ginaganap ngayon. Isa itong malaking tagumpay kaya masaya ang mga sponsors na PLDT at Smart. Tamang-tama ring regalo ito para sa nag-birthday na si Manny V. Pangilinan na nagdiwang lang noong isang araw ng kanyang kaarawan.

* * * Buhay pa ang Barangay Ginebra sa PBA. Dahil diyan buhay pa rin ang PBA. * * * Napaka-sweet ng UAAP couple na ito. Yung isa, player. Yung isa, courtside reporter.

At least kahit sa basketball, nagkikita pa rin silang madalas.

Cebu, MisOr rout rivals in Tournament of the Philippines

ML Kwarta Padala-Cebu and Misamis Oriental opened their title bids Wednesday on high note by downing their respective ri-

vals at the start of the 6th leg of

the Tournament of the Philip- pines (TOP) at the New Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City.

The Cebu Niños leaned on

their solid defense to pull off a 95-86 win over fifth leg champion

Hobe Bihon-Taguig City while

the Misamis Meteors came through with a blazing assault

in the second quarter en route to a 93-81 win over Mandaue City in the first game. Though the Niños got off to a

fast start that saw them post a 34-

13 lead, they had to fend off Taguig’s torrid fourth quarter fightback to notch their 26th straight win dat- ing back to the Third Conference of the Liga Pilipinas last year. They topped the first leg by winning all their four games, in- cluding in the finals against Ascof Lagundi.

RP Gilas dominates Jones Cup vs Taiwan

BIG man Japeth Aguilar

opened with back-to-back dunks,

setting the tone of Smart-Gilas

Pilipinas' 83-52 rout of the Chi- nese-Taipei University All-Star in the 32nd William Jones Cup

Wednesday at the Hsinchuang

gymnasium in Hsinchuang City

Taiwan. Aguilar started with an alley-

hoop jam then followed it up with

a fastbreak throwdown as the RP team hopefuls warmed up before its much-awaited meeting with defending and reigning FIBA-

Asia men's basketball titlist Iran. Six-foot-10 import Marcus Douthit, the RP team hopefuls' candidate for naturalization, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Gilas 5's of- fensive onslaught.

Filipino-American guard Marcio Lassiter added 11 mark- ers while Aguilar had 10, all of

which on power dunks. Gilas opened with a 20-8 lead after one quarter then stretched it further to a 40-23 advantage at halftime.

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