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BUS OPERATORS AMERICAN, SAN SLMC fetes the Sys


Mr. Henry Sy and Mrs. Felicidad Sy lead the ribbon cutting
SEEK P.40 PER FOUR OTHERS SEBASTIAN ceremony of the newly opened Henry Sy Auditorium and the
Felicidad Sy Health and Wellness Center of the Saint Luke’s
KILOMETER MASSACRED IN FACES MAPUA Medical Center (SLMC) at the Global City, Fort Bonifacio

HIKE PAMPANGA AT NCAA last July 20. Also in photo are (from left) Mr. Robert Kuan,
Chairman of SLMC; Mr. Henry Sy, Jr.; Mrs. Tessie Sy Coson
PAGE 3 PAGE 3 PAGE 7 and Mr. Jose Ledesma, President of SLMC. REVOLI CORTEZ
2 Friday,  July 23, 2010

Text message ni DILG Sec. Jess Robredo COMMENTARY


SA kalagitnaan ng programang WANT- na pasugalan ay si Rico Escalante Puno,
ED SA RADYO noong Miyerkules, July ang undersecretary ng DILG for Public A peasant’s story
21, 2010, isang mapagkakatiwalaang Safety & Peace and Order. Conclusion
source sa Camp Crame ang nag-text sa Mabilis ko namang itinext ang mga
inyong SHOOTER. Ayon sa texter, pa- SHOOTER karagdagang impormasyong ito kay Ro- Not a Mere Land Dispute
IN a spot report, the local police of Laur said that the
pogi lang daw ang ginawang pahayag ni bredo. Sumagot naman si Robredo sa text
raffytulfo@pldtdsl.net motive behind the killing is a mere land dispute. The
DILG Secretary Jess Robredo sa media at humingi siya ng pahintulot kung maaari
kamakailan na nagdedeklara siya ng all- Ni Raffy Tulfo ba raw niyang maipakita kay Usec. Puno police, however, did not identify any suspect.
out war against jueteng. ang aking text. Sinagot ko siya ng OK. Lilibeth told the fact-finding team that the fam-
Ayon pa sa texter, isang Larry Abner Hope u can provide me details. Thanks.” Matatandaan na noong July 2, naisu- ily strongly believes that the military, particularly the
ang nangongolekta ng tong sa Metro Pagkatapos kong mabasa ang text lat sa espasyong ito ang pangalan ni Puno 7th Infantry Division (ID) of the Philippine Army,
Manila mula sa mga jueteng lord at ni Robredo, agad kong binalikan ang dahil sa impormasyon natanggap ng in-
was behind the killing.
Mariano said Guevarra had always been at the
isang Ely Fontanilla naman daw ang ku- aking source para sa karagdagang im- yong SHOOTER mula sa mga taga Di-
forefront of the struggle for the 3,100 hectare land lo-
mokolekta ng tong sa lahat ng pasugalan pormasyon. Ayon pa rin sa source, sina rectorate for Operations ng Camp Crame
cated inside the Fort Magsaysay Military Reservation
sa buong bansa at ginagamit ang pan- SPO3 Arnold Tuazon, PO3 Larry Abner na nagsabing ipinulong umano ni Puno
(FMMR), home of the 7th ID.
galan ni Robredo. at isang Police Chief Inspector Togunon ang ilang matataas na opisyal ng PNP sa
“It is clear that Tatay Pascual’s death is not due to
Agad namang ipinarating ng inyong ang nangongolekta umano ng tong sa kanilang tanggapan noong June 22 para
a personal feud,” Mariano said, reacting to President
SHOOTER ang impormasyon kay Fe- lahat ng mga pasugalan sa buong bansa ihayag sa kanila na siya ang magiging
Aquino’s recent statement that the recent cases of ex-
lis Regis, ang Public Information Office at ang kanilang mga koleksyon ay iniin- Usec. ng DILG para sa Public Safety &
trajudicial killings are due to personal grudges. “It is
chief ng DILG. trega naman daw nila umano sa isang Ely Peace and Order, at ang kanyang plano
the struggle for land,” she said.
Pagkaraan ng isa’t kalahating oras, Fontanilla. Si Fontanilla ay isang pulis para sa kapulisan. Ibinanggit din umano In another interview, Anakpawis partylist Rep.
nakatanggap ng text message ang in- at nagpapakilala umano na bata ni PNP ni Puno sa nasabing pagpupulong ang Mariano who also joined the fact-finding team, said
yong SHOOTER mula kay Robredo. Chief Jesus Versoza simula ng kapanahu- gagawin niyang mga pagbabalasa sa there is an Army detachment one kilometer away
Narito ang buod ng kanyang text: “Good nan pa ni Versoza sa CIDG, dagdag pa ng PNP sa mga susunod na linggo. from the place of the incident and the perpetrators
pm Mr. Raffy. This is Jess Robredo. Ofis source. At noong July 5, nagpalabas ng press sped away toward that direction. “The killers were
called me up re jueteng pay off. Am de- Sinabi rin ng source, ang nagbigay ng release ang DILG at ipinapakilala si not at all afraid to be apprehended,” he said.
nying allegation. Dont know anyone or pahintulot umano kay Fontanilla para Puno sa PNP Press Corps na ito na nga
even heard of the names mentioned. mangolekta ng tong sa lahat ng mga iligal ang bagong hirang na Usec. ng DILG. Historical and Political Context
May mga okay din naman sa kabilang bakod IN 1956, President Ramon Magsaysay issued Presi-
dential Proclamation Order No. 237 declaring the

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ng laking isyu nang lu- na basketball, napaka-agresi- Aquino itong sinasabing “few 73,000 hectares of land in Nueva Ecija as a military
mipat si LeBron James bo pagdating sa mga plano at good men” dahil sa sirkulo reservation. The Armed Forces of the Philippines
ng Cleveland sa Miami stratehiya para lang manalo. lang ng kanyang mga kapami- (AFP) uses 15,000 hectares of the 73,000 hectares as
Heat kamakailan. Marami ang Hindi mo mahuhulaan kung lya at kaibigan siya tumitingin. a camp and training ground.
nagulat sa mundo ng basket- sino ang aalis sa anong team Bakit hindi niya subukan By 1991, the Corazon Aquino administration al-
ball. Marami din ang excited at lilipat saan at kung sinong mamili sa kabilang bakod, sa lotted 3,100 hectares of FMMR to peasants displaced
kasi mas lalakas na daw ang superstar basketball player lugar ng kanyang mga sinasa- by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption through a Transfer of
Heat ngayong nasa kanila na ang tatalon sa anong koponan. ko na ang dating Pangulo ng bing kalaban sa pulitika. Baka
Estados Unidos, the great Abe Deed between the Department of National Defense
ang magaling na basketbolista Parang pulitika din, may bal- makakuha siya ng tulong mula (DND) and the Department of Agrarian Reform. By
at pwede na silang maging imbingan. Ang kaibahan nga Lincoln, nang umupo bilang sa panig na iyon. Maraming
presidente ay kinuha ang kan- virtue of this Deed of Transfer, over a thousand peas-
kampeon sa Eastern Confer- lang sa basketball ang paglipat- naging kalaban sa pulitika ang
yang mga matitinding karibal ants and other residents were awarded Certificate of
ence sa tulong ng isa pang su- lipat ng mga players ay para kasalukuyang administrasyon
perstar din sa kanilang team mapalakas ang isang team. at kalaban para maging parte na alam kong makakatulong
Land Ownership Awards or CLOAs.
na si Dwayne Wade. Pwede Kahit kalaban dati hinihi- ng kanyang Gabinete. Mara- sa pagpapatakbo ng kasaluku- But on 24 June 2008, the newly-appointed com-
din na magtuloy-tuloy at mag- kayat ng mga team na lumipat hil dahil naging kalaban niya yang pamahalaan dahil maga- manding general of the 7th Infantry Division, Briga-
ing kampeon sila ng NBA kung sa kanila para mas lumakas sa pulitika, sigurado si Lincoln galing sila at mga kwalipikado dier Gen. Ralph Villanueva, wrote to Mr. Orlando Tu-
malulusutan nila ang tropa ni ang kanilang hanay at mas na magagaling din ang mga naman. Naniniwala ako na macay, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (Paro)
Kobe Bryant ng Lakers. Napa- lumaki ang tsansang mag- ito. Kamakailan ay inamin ng hindi porke hindi ka Liberal at of Nueva Ecija requesting the latter to revoke the
ka-dynamic talaga ng sports tagumpay. Sa pulitika, alam Pangulong Noynoy Aquino na hindi ka sumama sa kampa- awarded CLOAs and to defer the issuance of new ones
nahihirapan siya kumuha ng nya ni Noynoy ay hindi ka na pending the litigation of a case filed by the Depart-
mga taong ilalagay sa mga ma- pwedeng magsilbi sa pamaha-
hahalagang posisyon sa kan-
ment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
laan at gumawa ng mabuti at against the DAR before the Court of Appeals.
yang administrasyon. Alam ko magaling para sa bayan.
na ang gusto sana ni P.Noy ay The residents in the 3,100 hectares organized
Sa kabilang banda, hindi themselves and formed Almana to oppose the 7th
mga bagong mukha ang ilala- rin naman ibig sabihin na ka-
gay sa pwesto, pero parang ka- IDPA’s plan of evicting them from their community.
pag naging miyembro ka ng
Chairman, Editorial Board ARKHON A. ANTOLIN pos siya ng pinagpipilian. Kaya Almana sought the help of the AMGL and conducted
Gabinete ni Aquino ay titiklop
Executive Editors Jonathan p. Vicente yata halos buong pamilya ka na lang sa gustong mang- a fact-finding mission on 5-6 October 2008. Since
Carlomar A. DAOANA na ng mga Abad ng Batanes, then, Almana has actively lobbied and held dialogues
News Editor LEA G. BOTONES yari ni P.Noy at magiging
kilalang malapit kay Aquino, sunud-sunuran sa palakad ng with concerned agencies regarding the farmers’
Overall Creative Director chong P. ardivilla
Chief Layout Artist HECTOR L. LOZANO ang nasa pwesto ngayon ka- administrasyong ito kahit pa plight. Guevarra was always present in these dia-
hit umaani ito ng katakut- hindi makakatulong sa mga logues with the military and Department of National
President and CEO VICTOR A. CALUAG takot na batikos dahil daw
EVP, Sales & Marketing TONETTE R. HENSON Pilipino. Pwede rin na kalaban Defense (DND).
hindi na nahiya naman ang
Accounting Manager Mario L. adelante ka sa pulitika pero kakampi Rep. Mariano said Aquino should act immedi-
Credit & Collection Manager raul b. perez mga Abad. Isipin naman, pagdating sa mga desisyon lalo ately on the case of Guevarra, underscoring that the
Distribution Manager EDISON B. CAMARINes apat na sa pamilya ni DBM na kung ang pahahalagahan ay
Production Manager edwin a. co Secretary Butch Abad ang 1991 deed of transfer was anchored on the executive
mga tamang pagpapasulong orders issued by his mother Cory.
nasa matataas na upuan sa ng serbisyo para sa bayan.
Published Monday to Friday by Silverstream Publishing Corp.
administrasyong Aquino. Buti Last week, Rep. Mariano filed House Resolution
Suite 2111 Cityland Herrera Tower, Valero Street, nnn 64 directing the House of Representatives’ commit-
Salcedo Village, Makati City na lang masyado pang bata Mag-text po kayo sa akin
Telephone Nos. 8873433 • 8451653 • 8873435 ang bunsong anak niya dahil tees on human rights and agrarian reform to jointly
tungkol sa usaping ito sa
Email: cxeditorial@commuterexpress.ph
baka pati ‘yun ay ipwesto pa. 09215186724. O kaya ay email
probe the killing of Guevarra. Bulatlat.com
Website: www.commuterexpress.ph
Nahihirapan siguro hanapin ni sa: ariel.inton@gmail.com.
Friday,  July 23, 2010 3

Ombudsman charged anew DepEd tells school officials to take


preventive measures against A(H1N1)
LOSING senatorial candidate Akbayan Reps. Walden Bello remove her from office through
Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel yes- and Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao are the impeachment process,” the DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) will know what A (H1N1) virus is,
terday led petitioners in filing set to endorse the complained. petitioners said. Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro ordered and what the community can do to
the impeachment case against Basically, the complaint con- Among the issues raised all school officials to take necessary prevent it.
Ombudsman Merceditas Guti- tained the old charges included in the complaint are the P1.3 measures to prevent the possible oc- “The safety of the students, of-
errrez at the House of Repre- in 2009 impeachment case and billion counting machines currence of Influenza A(H1N1), which ficials and personnel should always
sentatives. new issues to prove that she procured by the Commission becomes prevalent on the onset of the be on top of our concerns. While the
Baraquel said she will no failed to fulfill her mandate. on Elections, the collusion of rainy season. government was able to contain A
longer wait for the formal open- The petitioners accused Guti- some bidders and government Luistro said the agency has lined (H1N1) last year, it nevertheless re-
ing of the 15th Congress for the errez of betrayal of public trust officials on the World Bank- up precautionary measures in prepa- sulted to many class days missed by
filing of the impeachment case and culpable violation of the initiated projects, the extor- ration for the possible out-break in students, “ he said.
schools. “This year, we should not let it
since the one year ban has al- Constitution when she failed to tion case of former Justice
“We call on the parents, students, stop our school operations, instead,
ready lapsed. The first impeach- act on some graft cases involv- Secretary Nani Perez, Fertil-
teachers, and school officials to be we should be ready to do our part in
ment case against Gutierrez was ing high officials of the previous izer Scam, Euro Generals and
mindful of their health, take extra controlling the spread of the virus,”
filed in March 2009. administration. others.
precaution, and to be watchful for Luistro added.
Aside from Hontiveros, oth- “When the Ombudsman It can be recalled that during any symptoms pointing to A (H1N1),” DepEd has also issued guidelines
er petitioners, retired military herself has lost the trust and the 14th Congress, the House said Luistro. on the implementation of Preventive
general Danilo Lim and Felipe the confidence of the people committee on justice then He also instructed all school Alert System in Schools, a systematic
Pestano, were very confident whom she is expected to serve, chaired by Quezon City Rep. officials to maintain sanitation in relay of information on the child’s or
that with the new president, as a result of her failure to per- Matias Defensor has dismissed school premises and directed school teacher’s state of health to medical
Benigno Aquino III, the case form her mandated functions, the impeachment case due to health officials to conduct informa- personnel/agencies in the locality
against Gutierrez will prosper. the remedy of the people is to insufficiency in substance. tion dissemination campaign so which all school heads should follow.
that students and the community Marco Lorenzana
American, four others massacred in Pampanga
Five persons, including an bodies were discovered by the gate but the suspect already
American, were killed by a still subdivision security guard An- left.
unidentified man in Angeles gelito Prado, have yet to be iden- One of the victims turned
City, Pampanga yesterday after- tified. to be Prado’s sister who is em-
noon. Prado, in his statement, said ployed as a household help of
Sr. Supt. Danilo Bautista, he accosted a man acting suspi- Mitchell.
Angeles City Police chief, said ciously on the way out of the vil- Police probers found empty
one of the fatalities Albert lage. He told him to stay at the shells from a 9-mm pistol at the
Mitchell was found lying in a village gate while he went to the crime scene.
pool of blood inside his rented house of Mitchell. It was believed that the mo-
apartment on 18 Manuela St., According to the guard, tive of the killing could be rob-
Barangay Malabanias around he saw the bloodied bodies of bery as some of the foreigner’s
1:30p.m. the victims lying on the floor belongings and wallet were
The other victims, whose prompting him to return to the missing. John Romero

Bus operators seek P.40 per kilometer hike


The Southern Luzon Bus Oper- Board (LTFRB). However, Mer- fare increase before LTFRB, it
ators Association (SOLUBOA) cado said they are still hoping also filed a separate petition at
is set to seek an additional 40 that the Toll Regulatory Board the TRB to provide them with
centavos per kilometer fare to (TRB) will make a thorough re- proofs and matrix where the
cope with the implementation view on the implementation of board got their computation of
of the 12 percent value added 250 percent hike on toll before the 250 percent increase.
tax and 250 percent toll hike on being implemented. Earlier, Bureau of Internal
August 16. “Kayang tanggapin ng op- Revenue chief Kim Henares
Homer Mercado, SOLUBOA erators ang 12 percent VAT said the government will get
president, said they are now pero ‘yung 250 toll fee ay abot- some P1 billion every month
preparing the petition to be filed langit ang presyo,” Mercado ex- from the VAT on toll from
before the Land Transportation plained. which the poor will benefit.
Franchising and Regulatory While the group is seeking a Kim Pascual

Pacquiao wants to be part of campaign vs. human trafficking


WORLD boxing champ now ing victims. mote towns in the Visayas and
Sarangani Rep. Manny Pac- This came after Pacquiao, Mindanao. It is very painful to
quiao yesterday joined the fight along with some national lead- hear the stories of all these vic-
against human trafficking as he ers, attended a dialogue between tims who only want to provide
expressed willingness to be its leaders of the government and for their families,” Pacquiao
spokesman or endorser. civil society groups on the prob- stressed.
The boxing title holder said lem of human trafficking. He claimed that he would
he wanted to help the govern- “A lot of the victims of hu- come up with an act that would
ment stop human trafficking man trafficking syndicates hail put more teeth against human
and save poor people from turn- from the poorest and most re- trafficking. Annette Vergel
Friday, July 23, 2010 5

Pagbabalik ni Willie Revillame sa HOLLYWOOD TATTLE


Wowowee hindi na tuloy? Hollywood stars who
should avoid junk food
H
INDI matutuloy ang pag- itong si Pokwanita na lalayasan Talagang ganoon nga raw sila
babalik ni Willie Revillame niya ang Wowowee kapag nagba- kamahal ng kanilang fans. In fact,
sa Wowowee sa July 31. lik si Papi. nang pauwi na sila ay sobrang dami A LOT of Hollywood celebrities are Post website and has been dubbed
Iyan ang tsismis na nakarating sa Ang nakarating na tsika sa amin, ang nagbigay sa kanila ng regalo. slowly turning from sexy to bulgy. “the next Kirstie Alley.”
amin. Kasi naman, ang dami raw next month na raw matutuloy ang “Sa sobrang daming regalong That is why these celebs should not Recent rumors say Jessica
demands nitong si Willie. Gusto ni- pagbabalik ni Willie dahil kailan- nakuha nila mula sa fans na TFC celebrate the “National Junk Food must be pregnant. But with whom
yang mag-reformat ang show. Gus- gan pa ng panahon para maibigay subscribers hindi nila mauwi. Kinai- Day.” should we attribute this?
to niyang maglagay ang kanyang mga de- langan nilang mag-ship ng isang box. July 21 is “National Junk Food Then there are shows like “Ce-
ng bagong segments. mands. Ganon kadami,” say pa ni Bianca. Day.” It’s a day to commemorate lebrity Fit Club” that broadcast ce-
Ito ang da height. ■■■ Kahit na ang lamig sa London Little Debbies, Tasty Cakes, and lebs, usually “has beens” trying to
Gusto raw ni Willie BONGGA pala ang ay hindi ito naramdaman nina Ho Hos. It's a day we don't have get back to their “prime” size.
na tanggalin ang ilan fans nina Melai Melai at Jason dahil sa init ng pag- to feel guilty for shoving our faces There are some celebrities who
sa kanyang co-hosts. SHOWBIZ Cantiveros at Jason welcome sa kanila. with Fritos, Doritos, and Chee- embrace the fact they are not in
Talagang me gano’n PIZZAZZ Francisco. “Parang wala kaming na-feel na tos. the perfect form, or completely far
daw siyang drama. Tsika ni Bianca jetlag dahil pagdating namin dito In the world of celebrity gossip, from it.
By Alex Brosas
Naku, likely can- Gonzales, may isang nasalubong namin ang TFC Fili- it is also a day to point out some Kirstie Alley is one, as well as
didate tiyak nito si Pokwang da- matronix na fan ang Melason na pino subscribers,” say ni Melai. stars who have been in the spot- Queen Latifah, who has slimmed
hil imbiyerna si Willie sa kanya. talagang patay na patay sa kanila “Nakakatuwa ‘yung babae na light due to their weight issues like down but accepts she’s never going
Unang-una, iba ang kanyang at sumama pa sa kanila nang mag- nag-interview sa akin. Marami Val Kilmer. to be a size two.
ikinampanya noong nakaraang show sila sa Barrio Fiesta sa Lon- siyang kaibigan na Plipino kaya Jessica Simpson is no stranger Men also are victim to the “fat
eleksyon, si President Noynoy don kamakailan. natuwa siya nu’ng malaman niyang to the tabloids following her every celeb” category like Steven Seagal
Aquino. Pangalawa, nagsalita “Meron silang sobrang sosyal Pilipino ako,” sabi naman ni Jason. move and pointing out a tiny little and Fat Joe (obviously).
si Pokwang na mas feel niya si na fan. From Manila, sinamahan At habang nasa London ay bi- roll here or a section of cellulite Are people worried about the
Robin Padilla dahil mas naram- sila papuntang London. Sobra, ang nisita ng dalawa ang ilang sikat na there. stars' health or is it just a natural
daman niya rito ang respeto. daming nagmamahal sa kanila,” tourist spots like Big Ben and Lon- She was recently placed on the thing to make fun of flaws on peo-
Pangatlo, nagbitaw raw ng salita tsika ni Bianca. don Eye. “List of Fat Celebrities” on the NY ple who are in the spotlight?
Friday, July 23, 2010 5

Pagbabalik ni Willie Revillame sa HOLLYWOOD TATTLE


Wowowee hindi na tuloy? Hollywood stars who
should avoid junk food
H
INDI matutuloy ang pag- itong si Pokwanita na lalayasan Talagang ganoon nga raw sila
babalik ni Willie Revillame niya ang Wowowee kapag nagba- kamahal ng kanilang fans. In fact,
sa Wowowee sa July 31. lik si Papi. nang pauwi na sila ay sobrang dami A LOT of Hollywood celebrities are Post website and has been dubbed
Iyan ang tsismis na nakarating sa Ang nakarating na tsika sa amin, ang nagbigay sa kanila ng regalo. slowly turning from sexy to bulgy. “the next Kirstie Alley.”
amin. Kasi naman, ang dami raw next month na raw matutuloy ang “Sa sobrang daming regalong That is why these celebs should not Recent rumors say Jessica
demands nitong si Willie. Gusto ni- pagbabalik ni Willie dahil kailan- nakuha nila mula sa fans na TFC celebrate the “National Junk Food must be pregnant. But with whom
yang mag-reformat ang show. Gus- gan pa ng panahon para maibigay subscribers hindi nila mauwi. Kinai- Day.” should we attribute this?
to niyang maglagay ang kanyang mga de- langan nilang mag-ship ng isang box. July 21 is “National Junk Food Then there are shows like “Ce-
ng bagong segments. mands. Ganon kadami,” say pa ni Bianca. Day.” It’s a day to commemorate lebrity Fit Club” that broadcast ce-
Ito ang da height. ■■■ Kahit na ang lamig sa London Little Debbies, Tasty Cakes, and lebs, usually “has beens” trying to
Gusto raw ni Willie BONGGA pala ang ay hindi ito naramdaman nina Ho Hos. It's a day we don't have get back to their “prime” size.
na tanggalin ang ilan fans nina Melai Melai at Jason dahil sa init ng pag- to feel guilty for shoving our faces There are some celebrities who
sa kanyang co-hosts. SHOWBIZ Cantiveros at Jason welcome sa kanila. with Fritos, Doritos, and Chee- embrace the fact they are not in
Talagang me gano’n PIZZAZZ Francisco. “Parang wala kaming na-feel na tos. the perfect form, or completely far
daw siyang drama. Tsika ni Bianca jetlag dahil pagdating namin dito In the world of celebrity gossip, from it.
By Alex Brosas
Naku, likely can- Gonzales, may isang nasalubong namin ang TFC Fili- it is also a day to point out some Kirstie Alley is one, as well as
didate tiyak nito si Pokwang da- matronix na fan ang Melason na pino subscribers,” say ni Melai. stars who have been in the spot- Queen Latifah, who has slimmed
hil imbiyerna si Willie sa kanya. talagang patay na patay sa kanila “Nakakatuwa ‘yung babae na light due to their weight issues like down but accepts she’s never going
Unang-una, iba ang kanyang at sumama pa sa kanila nang mag- nag-interview sa akin. Marami Val Kilmer. to be a size two.
ikinampanya noong nakaraang show sila sa Barrio Fiesta sa Lon- siyang kaibigan na Plipino kaya Jessica Simpson is no stranger Men also are victim to the “fat
eleksyon, si President Noynoy don kamakailan. natuwa siya nu’ng malaman niyang to the tabloids following her every celeb” category like Steven Seagal
Aquino. Pangalawa, nagsalita “Meron silang sobrang sosyal Pilipino ako,” sabi naman ni Jason. move and pointing out a tiny little and Fat Joe (obviously).
si Pokwang na mas feel niya si na fan. From Manila, sinamahan At habang nasa London ay bi- roll here or a section of cellulite Are people worried about the
Robin Padilla dahil mas naram- sila papuntang London. Sobra, ang nisita ng dalawa ang ilang sikat na there. stars' health or is it just a natural
daman niya rito ang respeto. daming nagmamahal sa kanila,” tourist spots like Big Ben and Lon- She was recently placed on the thing to make fun of flaws on peo-
Pangatlo, nagbitaw raw ng salita tsika ni Bianca. don Eye. “List of Fat Celebrities” on the NY ple who are in the spotlight?
6 Friday,  July 23, 2010

Caloocan exec wants PALAISIPAN Thelma Onego


water woes resolved Ni McJoe
Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiver- PABABA
ri yesterday instructed the concerned city hall Complete the grid so every row, column 1. Tanggapin
departments to immediately find solutions to the and 3 x 3 box contains every digit 2. Yayabong
current water supply problem that have adversely from 1 to 9 inclusively. 3. Itago
affected the lives of residents. 4. Halamang-ugat
Echiverri bared that some 50 trucks carrying 5. Ipinapadako
free water would be making rounds in areas hit 6. Sagot ng ikinakasal
by the water crisis, particularly in Bagong Barrio, 7. Tawas
Baesa, Sta. Quiteria, Talipapa and other barangays 8. Pagsasamahin
in order to ease the plight of locals. 9. Ginagapas
Each truck would be able to hold 14,000 liter of 10. Takip ng bote
water, the mayor said, that’s why he hopes it would 16. Suman
20. Alagaan
be enough to answer the needs of his constituents
23. Langgam
that have been in dire need of water.
24. Pangalan ng
Aside from this, the local government has also
babae
assured that all 21 deep wells—particularly in north-
25. Isama
ern part of the city—would be fully serviceable, ca- 26. Katawan ng ana-
pable of supplying the area with 60,000 gallons of haw
Previous puzzle solution PAHALANG 23. Madaliin
water. Echiverri has also directed the city engineer- 27. Aborsyon
1. Taba ng alimango 25. Ipakuwenta
ing office to monitor the deep wells so they may be 6. Pigil 26. Litik 29. Remata
put into proper order in case anything goes wrong 11. Talos 28. Klase ng baril 30. Bowling ----
with them. Meanwhile, the Patubig Office has been 12. Pangalan ng babae 31. Kabisera ng
tasked to take care of the water supply problems in 13. Itira Guam
the first district of Caloocan, which has reported to 14. Piyano 32. Pagpapawa-
have been seriously affected by the shortage. 15. Mahinhin lang-bisa
In the meantime, Echiverri guaranteed his con- 17. Makamandag na 33. Hango
stituents that the rationing of water would contin- hayop 34. Ipuwersa
ue especially at hard-hit areas until the supply of 18. Husay 35. Isumbat
water returns to normal in Caloocan. 19. Hamak 36. Palayaw ng
The local government said that it has been 21. Pangalan ng lalaki
coordinating with Maynilad Water Services, Inc. babae
(MWSI) in pinpointing locations that currently 22. Hindi; Ingles sagot sa nakaraan
have little or no water.
Friday,  July 23, 2010
7
Alaska stuns top-seed Tropang Texters
ALASKA coach Tim Cone
San Sebastian faces Mapua
knew his bench players Games Today over the Blazers at 2 p.m. who walked the tightrope
needed to come in and con- (The Arena, would push them further in their first two games over
tribute in order for them to San Juan City) up the standings. the Letran Knights and the
beat Talk ‘N Text. 10 a.m. - Jose Rizal vs “Slowly but surely, we’re Perpetual Help Altas before
The Aces manhandled CSB (Jrs) getting to the place that we hammering the Emilio Agu-
the Tropang Texters, 104- 12 noon - Mapua vs really wanted and we hope inaldo Generals, 106-66, in
88, Wednesday at the start San Sebastian (Jrs) to continue to improve,” their last game.
of their PBA Fiesta Confer- 2 p.m. - Jose Rizal vs said Jose Rizal mentor Ver- Meneses agrees.
ence semifinals series at the CSB (Srs) gel Meneses. “I always remind my
Araneta Coliseum. 4 p.m. - Mapua vs But Agustin and Men- players that we can’t under-
“Our starters played well, San Sebastian (Srs) eses know too well they are estimate other teams, oth-
but it was a bench game for facing teams that are legiti- erwise, we’ll get punished,”
us,” Cone said, noting the REIGNING titlist San Se- mate contenders. said Meneses.
quality minutes played by bastian and Jose Rizal seek The well-rested Blaz- Mapua, which is riding
the likes of Reynel Hug- Diamon Simpson of Alaska Aces scores a basket by way to stretch their impressive ers, mentored by former the crest of a 73-53 thrash-
natan, Tony dela Cruz and of slam dunk as Talk 'N Text Tropang Texter Shawn Daniels winning streak as the two pro Richard del Rosario, ing of Arellano U a week
Topex Robinson in giving try to foil it. The Aces won in their match against Tropang take on Mapua and St. Be- for one, have been a vast- ago, is hoping it could find
them the headstart in the Texters at the Big Dome Wednesday night. nilde, respectively, today in ly improve squad having a way to pull the rug from
best-of-seven duel. TUNYING PEñAREDONDO the 86th NCAA Basketball beaten the Chiefs, 70-64, under a heavily favored San
“Tony, our sixth man, bounds in just 22 minutes, in its previous five race-to- tournament at The Arena in last July 5 in their first and Sebastian side.
came in and played with great spearheading a second half four stints. San Juan City. only game of the season “For us to have a chance
energy, Topex did his things breakaway that turned what “We played almost a pic- The Stags will be gunning thus far. against San Sebastian, we
defensively… and Reynel was was expected to be a close ture-perfect game in the sec- for a fourth win in a row and The Chito Victolero- need to do the little things
just incredible. They didn’t contest into a rout. ond half and we must contin- a share of the lead with the coached Cardinals likewise well like defending tough,
have an answer for him.” That translated into a ue to do that to beat this team San Beda Lions, last year’s have shown great chemis- rebounding hard making
Hugnatan was indeed lead that reached a high of in this series,” stated Cone. runner-up, in their 4 p.m. try and their 2-1 standings intelligent decisions,” said
the big difference. 100-76, on a Baguio trey, Ranidel de Ocampo led encounter with the unpre- showed they are ready to Victolero.
Averaging just 4.4 points 2:32 left in the game, before TNT with a gamehigh 20 dictable Cardinals, who are contend this season. “Playing less would be
going into the game, the Alaska went on and up- points, but he and a fellow solidly in the middle of the “I keep telling my play- hard when you’re playing a
southpaw forward finished held its custom of winning key frontliner got saddled pack with a 2-1 (win-loss) ers that all the teams are very strong and experienced
with 16 points and five re- a best-of-seven opener as by foul trouble early in the slate. capable of beating anyone team like San Sebastian,” he
fourth period that hobbled “We’re hoping to sustain this year,” said Agustin, added.

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