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SUZUKI LAUNCHES SMASH 115
Suzuki Philippines launches the latest model of the Su-
zuki Smash 115, with an upgraded engine and a GSX-R
inspired design. The new Smash 115 has many ingenious
features that make it ideal for novice riders. From left
to right are Satoshi Uchida, Suzuki president; Catalina
Calderon, Suzuki managing director and treasurer; and
Eiji Kobayashi, Suzuki assistant general manager for sales
and marketing for motorcycles. MICHAEL SUPERALES
2 Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hindi makatulog, nambugbog! Kung sayo, pasado ba?

S A
i PO1 Reggie Roldan ng legal ser- mga listeners na nakapakinig habang ini- ng first 100 days
vice department ng Eastern Police ere ang sumbong ni Jefferson na abusado ni Pangulong
District (EPD) ay isang uri ng pulis talaga si Roldan sa kanilang lugar. May Noynoy Aquino,
na nambubugbog kapag nabubulabog. dalawa pang pulis na mismong kasa- pasado ba sayo? Min-
At kapag minalas-malas pa ang taong mahan ni Roldan ang tumawag sa WSR san naisip ko, natural
nambulabog kay Roldan, matitikman at sinabing dapat daw ay ipa-drug test ito yata na hindi pumapasa
nito ang makalaboso. Ito ang eksaktong sapagkat ang pagkakaalam nila si Roldan
sa ganitong sukatan ang
nangyari kay Jefferson Ramos. ay isang diumano’y shabu user.
isang Pangulo dahil mataas talaga ang ekspektasyon ng
Noong Lunes, October 4, 2010, ban- barangay ang ginawa ni Roldan kaya Sa mga oras na isinusulat ang ar-
mga tao sa punong lider ng bansa, lalo pa na napakaram-
dang 2:00 a.m., si Jefferson ay nakiki- sumugod ito sa presinto at pinakiusapan tikulong ito, nakikipag-ugnayan na
ing problema ng Pilipinas.
pagkuwentuhan sa kanyang girlfriend nito ang pulis na huwag nang ikulong si ang grupo ng WSR action team para
sa tabi lamang ng bahay ni Roldan. Jefferson at huwag na rin itong saktan da- magsampa ng kasong kriminal at ad- Sabi ng ibang pari, pasang-awa, sabi ng mga kalaban
Naingayan ang pulis sa pag-uusap ng hil wala naman talaga itong kasalanan. At ministratibo laban kay Roldan. sa pulitika, bagsak, pero sabi ng mga kakampi, syempre
dalawang magkasintahan kaya sinugod dahil doon, pinakawalan si Jefferson. *** pasado si PNoy.
niya ang kinaroroonan ng dalawa at *** Nais ipabatid ng inyong SHOOTER Pero popular pa rin si Pangulong Noy at ang sabi ng iba,
walang sabi-sabi, inuntog niya ang ulo Sa ginawang pag-iimbestiga ng sa lahat ng sumusubaybay ng OPLAN lalo ang mga umasa at patuloy na umaasa sa kanya, “okey”
ni Jefferson sa pader at pinalo pa ng WANTED SA RADYO (WSR) kay ZERO TAMBAY (OZT) sa TV5 na ang naman daw ang performance ng Pangulo, pumalpak lang
baril ang mukha nito. Roldan lumitaw na ito ay dating galing programang ito ay malilipat na sa daw talaga sa pag-handle ng Quirino Grandstand hostage-
Pero hindi pa natapos doon ang sa operations unit ng EPD at sinibak bagong time slot. Ito ay mapapanood na taking fiasco, pero ang karamihan ay nagsasabing bigyan
ginawang pagmamalupit ni Roldan kay ng hepe doon dahil sakit siya sa ulo ng tuwing 4:00 p.m. ng Sabado sa nasabing pa ng sapat na panahon si Pangulong Aquino.
Jefferson dahil kinaladkad pa ng pulis si nasabing departamento at itinapon sa himpilan pa rin. Sabi naman ng ilan, para kasing walang sinusunod na
Jefferson patungong presinto. Pagdating ng legal department. Napag-alaman din Dahil sa magandang bagong time direksyon ang administrasyon ni Aquino.
presinto binuhusan niya muna ito ng mainit ng WSR na si Roldan ay sakit sa ulo din slot ng OZT inaasahan na marami Sabi pa, kung may plano ang Pangulo sa kung saan
na tubig at saka ipinasok sa kalaboso. ngayon ng bago niyang unit. nang makakapanood nito. Nais na rin dadalhin ang bansa at kung paano niya tayo dadalhin
Ang dahilan sa pagwawala ni Roldan Ayon sa bagong hepe ni Roldan na si samantalahin ng inyong SHOOTER doon, siya lang ang nakaka-alam dahil sinasarili niya ito
ay sapagkat naingayan daw siya sa ku- Sr. Supt. Marner Dasayon, nabulyawan na pasalamatan ang mga masugid na at hindi sinasabi sa tao.
wentuhan ng magkasintahan at bukod niya ito kamakailan lang dahil sa hindi tagasuporta ng OZT at ako ay umaasa Palpak din daw si Aquino sa pagpili ng mga taong
doon, kinakatalo daw siya ni Jefferson pagpasok sa trabaho. Ito rin ang sakit na ipagpapatuloy ninyo ang pagtangkilik inilagay sa mga mahahalagang pwesto sa gobyerno. Pero
at sinusungkit umano ang kanyang mga ni Roldan ng siya ay nakadestino pa sa sa nasabing makabuluhang programa mas marami pa rin ang nagsasabing ‘okey’ pa naman si
T-shirt sa sampayan. operations. lalo pa na ito ay nasa isang convenient Noynoy kahit papano.
Nakarating sa isang kagawad ng Napag-alaman din ng WSR mula sa time slot na.
Kung iisipin na hindi naman talaga plano ni Noynoy
na maging Pangulo, siguro ‘okey’ nga lang. May ilan din
COMMENTARY na ang gusto sana ay mas maging matapang at visible na

Threat of dengue presidente si Noynoy.


Ang feeling nila, hindi sapat ang pagpupursige ni
Aquino para maging mas epektibong Pangulo. Malabnaw
Continuation Central Mindanao 6,470, Calabarzon 5,739, Eastern Visayas
Sadly, more than 500 have died due to dengue from January 5,543, and Davao Region 4,658. The National Capital Region daw ang kanyang pagka-agresibo gayong napakalaki at
to September this year. recorded almost 5,000 as of Aug 14. Iloilo has declared a state napakarami ng problema ng bansa.
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is the worst kind of dengue of calamity in the province when the cases of dengue rose nearly Pero ang mga nagsabi ng ganito ang mismo ring nagsabi
infection. As described in the CHD bulletin, the DHF-afflicted four times from August to September this year. na maikli lang naman talaga ang isang-daang taon para
patient can suffer from serious bleeding. Research shows that In the face of it, and considering that the country has been mahusgahan ang kakayahan ng presidente na mabago at
DHF results when a patient contracted more than one of the suffering from dengue outbreaks since 12 years ago, the CHD
four viruses carrying dengue. The body could experience shock
mapaunlad ang isang bansa, lalo ang Pilipinas.
said all the steps being taken by the government do not seem
or convulsion due to lack of blood, in a condition called “dengue enough to stop it. Yet, with every year and dengue outbreak, the Sa kabilang banda, aprub ang grado ni PNoy sa pag-
shock syndrome.” number of those afflicted appears to be increasing. supil ng graft and corruption. Maraming pumalakpak sa
As deforestation and rains continue to happen though, even From about 50,000 recorded dengue cases in 1998, dengue bilyun-bilyong natipid ng Aquino administration mula sa
as the metro’s drainage upgrade threatens to be late by 20 years has stricken ill more than 84,000 in just nine months of 2010. pagre-rebid ng mga maiskandalong proyekto lalo kung saan
while the mass housing program consistently shows backlogs, Sporadic research suggests that the viruses or the mosquitoes involved ang flood control projects sa ilalim ng Department
the CHD warned that more dengue outbreaks may occur before bearing it seem to be getting more resistant to anti-mosquito of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
the year ends. drives, while the outbreaks, which used to be seasonal, have
As of September 18, Central Visayas has recorded 7,241 cases, Sa mga ayaw kay P.Noy, siguro binibilang na nila ang
now become a year-long pandemic nightmare.
araw ni Aquino. Pero sa mga hindi pa nagbabago ang
Though records forecast a worsening health problem, the
government, based on budget allocations and policy directions, tiwala at patuloy pa ring umaasa, sinasabing ang lahat
does not seem inclined to study it thoroughly or institute changes ng ipinapakita ni Aquino sa publiko ay maaaring hindi
in public health care to meet the problem head on. According to mismo ang leadership style nya.
the CHD, of the P33.678-billion ($771 million) health budget for Baka sa pribado daw ay mahigpit siya at matapang
2010 announced by President Aquino in his first SONA, P27.737 at sa harap lang ng tao malambot at mabait. Kung ano
Chairman, Editorial Board ARKHON A. ANTOLIN billion ($635 million) was allotted for the DOH, of which only
Executive Editor Jonathan p. Vicente man bilang Presidente si Noynoy Aquino, sa harap o sa
P3.2-billion ($73.344 million) was earmarked for developing
News Editor LEA G. BOTONES
health facilities while P6.1-billion ($139.812 million) was allot- likod ng publiko, sukatin na lang natin pagkatapos ng
Overall Creative Director stephen salvatore
Chief of Photographers revoli S. cortez ted to medical tourism. mas mahaba-haba pang panahon.
Chief Layout Ar tist HECTOR L. LOZANO A big chunk of the 2010 national budget- some P340.8 Sukatin natin siya sa kung paano niya susugpuin ang
President and CEO VICTOR A. CALUAG billion ($7.81 billion)- was allotted for debt servicing. Another kahirapan at ang kawalan ng hustisya, kung paano niya
EVP, Sales & Marketing TONETTE R. HENSON P76.3-billion ($1.748 billion), or more than twice the budget ia-angat ang moral ng Pilipino at turuan tayong magtiwala
Accounting Manager Mario L. adelante for health, was allotted for the defense department. All these
Credit & Collection Manager raul b. perez
at mangarap muli ng isang magandang buhay at isang
Distribution Manager EDISON B. CAMARINes
suggest that the government is responding more to the needs of mabunying bansa. Sukatin natin si P.Noy kung paano
Production Manager edwin a. co foreigners and the military rather than Filipinos and ordinary
niya maibabalik muli ang paggalang, respeto, at tiwala
Advertising Traffic Supervisor eric r. jutic citizens, said the CHD.
This order of priorities was retained by the Aquino government ng bayan sa pamahalaan … at, pagkatapos nun … sabi
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 3
Oil firms hike pump prices
OIL companies yesterday raised prices of gasoline by and diesel prices by P0.25 a liter on Sept. 14.
50 centavos a liter and 25 centavos per liter of kerosene On Sept. 21, the same oil firms raised gasoline and
and diesel. kerosene prices by P0.25 a liter and diesel by P0.50 a
Major oil player Pilipinas Shell implemented its price liter. Last week saw a P0.25 per liter reduction on prices
hike minutes after midnight Monday, a move that was of gasoline and kerosene.
later followed at 6 a.m yesterday by other big players Local oil firms customarily tweak pump prices of
Petron Corp. and Chevron Philippines. petroleum products during the first few days of the
Shell, Petron and Chevron comprise the so-called week allegedly to reflect price movements in the inter-
“Big Three” oil companies. national market.
Independent oil firm Seaoil Philippines enforced a The latest price hike bumped up the average
similar price hike also at 6 a.m. retail price of fuel in Metro Manila to as follows:
The oil firms jacked up the retail prices of petroleum gasoline (unleaded), P42; diesel P33.50 and kero-
products by P0.50 last Sept. 7 only to roll back gasoline sene, P42.50.

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER


No more reelection for 4,433 bgy. chiefs
Shoppers for Christmas decorations and lights flock to Manila's known shopping mecca, Divi- THE Department of the Inte- 9164, or An Act Providing for the The DILG chief said his field of-
soria, to find great discounts on various decors including Christmas trees of various sizes. The rior and Local Government (DILG) Synchronized Barangay and Sang- ficials will provide the Commission
Department of Trade and Industry however, warns the public in buying substandard Christmas yesterday said more than 4,000 guniang Kabataan Elections, which on Elections a list of these third-
lights that may cause fire. MICHAEL SUPERALES incumbent barangay chairmen are states that no barangay elective of- termers for the poll body's reference
no longer allowed to run for the same ficial may serve for more than three or appropriate actions.
Escudero wants ceiling position in the coming barangay consecutive terms. Curiously, DILG records also
on credit card interest rates and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)
elections this month.
Based on records from the DILG's
National Barangay Operations Office
showed that there are even 23 cases
of barangay heads now serving their
SEN. Francis Escudero said yesterday surcharges and Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo (NBOO), there are 4,433 punong fourth term, which is prohibited by
that usurious interest rates slapped by penalties im- issued this reminder as the DILG barangays (barangay chairmen RA 9164.
credit card companies should be regulated posed by these noted that 4,433 incumbent baran- and chairwomen) nationwide who Of the fourth termers, 14 came
to protect consumers from unconscio- companies. gay chairmen nationwide are barred are now on their third term and are from the National Capital Region,
nable hidden charges. Current from seeking reelection. thus no longer allowed to run for a particularly in Caloocan City; three
In Senate Bill No. 166, Escudero seeks interest rates Robredo said these local officials fourth term. came from Northern Mindanao
to put a ceiling on interest rates and sur- among credit are currently on their third or even Calabarzon has the highest num- Region; two each from the Cagayan
charges imposed by credit card companies card companies fourth term and are disqualified from ber of third termers with 499, followed Valley Region and Cordillera Ad-
and prohibit hidden charges that further range from 2.5
vying for the same post. by Western Visayas with 460. Eastern ministrative Region; and one each
burden credit card holders. percent to 3.5
Escudero According to the DILG, this is Visayas has 431; Bicol Region, 360; from MIMARAOPA Region and
“While credit cards are deemed as percent.
based on Section 2 of Republic Act and Ilocos Region, 342. Davao Region.
relief for consumers during bad times, “It is the
woes begin when card companies levy state’s duty to come in and regulate inter- Trillanes seeks
interests and charges which are usually
unknown to the users that eventually
est rates among credit card companies to
promote the general welfare of the people
DTI launches ‘Pinoy Tasty’ higher pay
THE different bakers in the country have launched in the market the
saddle them with more debts. We want
to put a stop to the hidden charges which
by assuring that only reasonable interest
rates and surcharges will be imposed on “Pinoy Tasty,” which is the cheaper generic version of loaf bread. for teachers
catch consumers unaware,” Escudero credit card transactions, as well as prohibit Pinoy Tasty only costs P36 per 450 grams compared to the regular CITING the public school
explained. hidden charges,” Escudero explained. brands that are sold between P42 to P54. teachers as among the most
The bill puts a cap of one percent per Cap on interest rates was lifted in 1982 It will also be produced by the big bakers such as Gardenia, Creative underpaid and overworked
month or 12 percent per annum on the when the Anti-Usury Law was suspended Bakers, Uncle George, Marby, MLM Fortune Bakeshop, FrenchBaker, professionals in the country,
interest rates that credit card companies by the Central Bank. Since then credit card Sunmaru, Julie’s and some community bakeries belonging to the Filipino- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
can charge. It also seeks to put a ceiling of companies have been allowed to impose Chinese Bakery Association Inc. and Philippine Federation of Bakeries wants the present minimum
one percent, without compounding on the interest rates agreed by all parties. Association Inc. salary grade level of public
Walter Co, president of the Philippine Baking Industry Group (Philbak- school teachers in elemen-
DOT chief to tourism leaders: ing), said delivery of the generic bread started last Monday. It will be avail-
able in all the 500 supermarkets, 800 convenience stores and hundreds
tary and secondary schools
adjusted to Grade 20 from
Focus on quality, not quantity of drugstores nationwide. Grade 10.
TOURISM Secretary Alberto Lim has However, the tourism official said
Pinoy Tasty is cheaper because it is not enriched with milk, eggs, If Senate Bill No. 176 is
urged players in the domestic tourism stakeholders should be wary of the margarine, cream and butter. It also makes use of washed sugar instead approved, this means that
industry to consider the environmental ill-effects of uncontrolled tourism to of white sugar. public school teachers would
impact of their endeavors, saying that host communities and insisted that But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assured that Pinoy be receiving P29,052 per
preserving the right ecological balance development in this sector should be Tasty will still be nutritious because the flour used are fortified with iron month from the current basic
in host communities far outweighs the moderated. and Vitamin A. salary of P8,600.
financial gains of drawing huge numbers "The only thing that the Department Since they are looked upon
of tourists to their respective areas. of Tourism (DoT) would insist on is Noy cites teachers’ role in nation building and heralded as molders of our
youth and prime movers of the
Lim made the call during the 11th that development should be sustain- PRESIDENT Aquino underscored nagpapanday sa isip ng mga kabataan
national conference of the Association able. So we should not focus so much education system, Trillanes
the important role the teachers play in magmamana ng mahahalagang tung-
of Tourism Operators of the Philippines on getting high numbers (of tourist said “there is an imperative
nation-building as he led the country kulin sa lipunan. (I join the nation in and indispensable necessity to
(ATOP) at the Subic Bay Exhibition and arrivals), but (on attaining) quality in honoring the 500,000 teachers saluting all of you for your professional-
Convention Center (SBECC) being held tourism,” said Lim. upgrade the salary grade of our
nationwide. ism. You shape the minds of the youth public school teachers.”
from Oct. 3-6, where more than 800 "We should also put in consideration
The President was the keynote who will be tomorrow’s leaders.), the The proposed legislation
representatives of the domestic tourism the ecological aspect of how many tourists
sector were gathering. a given destination can reasonably sup- speaker at the celebration of the President said. has put to task the Depart-
Lim said the theme of this year’s port, and not go over that,” he said. World Teachers' Day with the theme The Chief Executive, in recognizing ment of Education to draw up
convention, “Strengthening Domestic To make domestic tourism sustain- “Our Teachers, Our Heroes” held at the sacrifices and dedication of teachers a specific programmed budget
Tourism,” affirms the sector’s commit- able, Lim said the DoT advocates the the Philsports Arena in Pasig City on in performing their duties, vowed to to cover the expenses for the
ment to promote travel and tourism as use of an exhaustive tourism master Tuesday. improve the country’s quality of educa- upgrading of salary levels of
an engine for socio-economic growth and plan for identified tourist destinations “Kaisa po ako sa pagsaludo sa in- tion and to push for a comprehensive all teacher plantilla positions
sustainable development. in the country. yong propesyunalismo. Kayo po ang program that will benefit them. over the next three years.
4 Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pauleen Luna, naglahad ng tunay na naganap sa party


FOLLOW-UP ito sa lagyan ng malice.” ng tsika.
tsika namin kahapon ‘Yan ang paliwanag ***
na nakitang naglalapla- na may himig pakiusap Marami ang nayaya-
pan sina KC Montero at ni Pauleen. bangan kay Vice Gan-
Pauleen Luna. In short, inaamin da.
Kaagad na nag-de- niya na nagkasama nga Parang ang dating
ny si Pauleen sa hindi sila ni KC sa isang party kasi niya ay super made
kagandahang tsismis or whatever. na siya at hindi na siya
sa kanila ni KC. Hindi Ang tanong, since maaaring matibag.
nga naman magandang sila sila lang naman Sa latest interview
matsismis na naghaha- ang nandoon, may isa nga niya, sinabi ni-
likan sila gayong wala kissing. We were at a siguro sa kanila ang yang for him ay hindi
namang pag-amin mula friend’s house with my nagtsika sa press ng nag-e-exist si MTRCB
sa dalawa na magdyowa Eat Bulaga co-hosts mga nangyari doon. Chairman Consoliza
sila. – Paolo, Ruby, Allan, Hindi naman lalabas Laguardia.
“KC and I are good Phillip Lazaro. Puwede ang tsikang naghalikan May gano’n talaga
friends. Let’s not put naman siguro mag-en- sila kung hindi isa sa siyang litanya. Ha! Ha!
malice. We were not joy ang mga magkakai- kanila ang nagpalabas Ha!
bigan. ‘Wag po nating KC MONTERO

At maging sa kan-
yang Twitter ay um-
aatikabong kaya-
bangan ang kanyang
pinakawalan. Narito
ang ilan.
“Be humble? Huw-
waaaatt?! Mayabang
nga ako e! May maya-
bang bang humble?!
Tanga ka?!”
“For me to deserve
all these blessings I
must be doing some- PAULEEN
thing right! LUNA
“Napakarami
kong blessings! Nag- malapit nang ipalabas. Kasunod nito, nag-
uumapaw!Nakuha Eh, paano kung hin- promote naman si Tita
kong lahat ‘to ng wa- di kumita ang launching Annabelle ng show ni
lang pineperwisyo!At movie ni Vice Ganda? Richard at maging show
magyabang man ako Kapag nangyari ‘yan,
may maipagyayabang niya.
wala kayong magagawa
kundi manahimik!” pa ba siya?
***
Nakakatuwa ang
palitan ng tweets nina
Annabelle Rama at
Ruffa Gutierez.

ANNABELLE RAMA
“Day, mainit ang ulo
ko, wag mo na akong
sagut-sagutin sa tweeter
baka mas maluka ka,”
sabi ni Tita Annabelle
sa Twitter.
“Day, i-promote mo
na ang ‘survivor philip-
VICE GANDA pines’ kesa sa show ng “Mamayang gabi uli,
ex mo,” tili pa niya. sama-sama uli tayong
Ilan lamang ‘yan sa Heto pa ang kasunod manood ng ‘survivor
mga katarayang litanya na tweet ni Tita Anna- philippines’ ni chard
ni Vice Ganda sa Twit- belle: “Day, i-promote at ng 18 castaways sa
ter. mo ang ‘survivor phil- gma 7, 8pm, wag n'yong
May karapatang ippines’ kesa sa show palampasin.”
magyabang si Vice ng ex mo--I ONLY “Sa mga nanonood
Ganda. TWEETED 2x cuz of din ng ‘star factor’ sa
Kumita ang concert @143redangel!” internet, touched ang
niya sa Araneta Coli- Sumagot naman byuti ko, nagtitiyaga
seum. si Ruffa ng: “I just re- talaga kayo na mag-
May two million turned the kindness internet para makita
followers siya sa Face- of @143redangel be- ang byuti ko”
book. cause she also promot- “Sige na rin, pati
May TV commercial ed IN YOUR EYES & byuti ni @iloveruffag
na siya at may launch- #SurvivorPhilippines. at ng ibang starmakers
ing movie pa siya na Gooossshhh!” ng ‘star factor.’”
4 Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pauleen Luna, naglahad ng tunay na naganap sa party


FOLLOW-UP ito sa lagyan ng malice.” ng tsika.
tsika namin kahapon ‘Yan ang paliwanag ***
na nakitang naglalapla- na may himig pakiusap Marami ang nayaya-
pan sina KC Montero at ni Pauleen. bangan kay Vice Gan-
Pauleen Luna. In short, inaamin da.
Kaagad na nag-de- niya na nagkasama nga Parang ang dating
ny si Pauleen sa hindi sila ni KC sa isang party kasi niya ay super made
kagandahang tsismis or whatever. na siya at hindi na siya
sa kanila ni KC. Hindi Ang tanong, since maaaring matibag.
nga naman magandang sila sila lang naman Sa latest interview
matsismis na naghaha- ang nandoon, may isa nga niya, sinabi ni-
likan sila gayong wala kissing. We were at a siguro sa kanila ang yang for him ay hindi
namang pag-amin mula friend’s house with my nagtsika sa press ng nag-e-exist si MTRCB
sa dalawa na magdyowa Eat Bulaga co-hosts mga nangyari doon. Chairman Consoliza
sila. – Paolo, Ruby, Allan, Hindi naman lalabas Laguardia.
“KC and I are good Phillip Lazaro. Puwede ang tsikang naghalikan May gano’n talaga
friends. Let’s not put naman siguro mag-en- sila kung hindi isa sa siyang litanya. Ha! Ha!
malice. We were not joy ang mga magkakai- kanila ang nagpalabas Ha!
bigan. ‘Wag po nating KC MONTERO

At maging sa kan-
yang Twitter ay um-
aatikabong kaya-
bangan ang kanyang
pinakawalan. Narito
ang ilan.
“Be humble? Huw-
waaaatt?! Mayabang
nga ako e! May maya-
bang bang humble?!
Tanga ka?!”
“For me to deserve
all these blessings I
must be doing some- PAULEEN
thing right! LUNA
“Napakarami
kong blessings! Nag- malapit nang ipalabas. Kasunod nito, nag-
uumapaw!Nakuha Eh, paano kung hin- promote naman si Tita
kong lahat ‘to ng wa- di kumita ang launching Annabelle ng show ni
lang pineperwisyo!At movie ni Vice Ganda? Richard at maging show
magyabang man ako Kapag nangyari ‘yan,
may maipagyayabang niya.
wala kayong magagawa
kundi manahimik!” pa ba siya?
***
Nakakatuwa ang
palitan ng tweets nina
Annabelle Rama at
Ruffa Gutierez.

ANNABELLE RAMA
“Day, mainit ang ulo
ko, wag mo na akong
sagut-sagutin sa tweeter
baka mas maluka ka,”
sabi ni Tita Annabelle
sa Twitter.
“Day, i-promote mo
na ang ‘survivor philip-
VICE GANDA pines’ kesa sa show ng “Mamayang gabi uli,
ex mo,” tili pa niya. sama-sama uli tayong
Ilan lamang ‘yan sa Heto pa ang kasunod manood ng ‘survivor
mga katarayang litanya na tweet ni Tita Anna- philippines’ ni chard
ni Vice Ganda sa Twit- belle: “Day, i-promote at ng 18 castaways sa
ter. mo ang ‘survivor phil- gma 7, 8pm, wag n'yong
May karapatang ippines’ kesa sa show palampasin.”
magyabang si Vice ng ex mo--I ONLY “Sa mga nanonood
Ganda. TWEETED 2x cuz of din ng ‘star factor’ sa
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College students become


Ni McJoe
Complete the grid so every row, column
PALAISIPAN Thelma Onego ideas-positive in Unilab
social marketing program
and 3 x 3 box contains every digit 2. Doblehin Over a hundred students proved ready to take on the
from 1 to 9 inclusively. ang dalawa
challenge to be agents of positive change as Ideas Positive:
The Unilab Youth Camp for Change culminated with an ideas
3. Tanggi workshop and social marketing competition. College student-
4. Buson groups from NCR, CALABARZON and CAMANAVA participated
5. May sinasabi in the three-day event of talks and learning activities that helped
6. Nagsasalita harness their social marketing ideas.
7. Unang oras Among the finalist groups, Team BIGGKAS from the Uni-
versity of the Asia and the Pacific was awarded as the Grand
8. Palya Prize Winner for their proposal “Buklod Bukid: Sowing Nutrition,
9. Buntot; Ingles Reaping Hope,” which aims to address malnutrition among
10. Porma children of Brgy. San Joaquin, Pasig City through a hydroponics
19. Palayaw gardening project.
ng lalaki The runners-up were Team UB and G from the University of
21. Estado the Philippines and CLPH from the University of Santo Tomas,
which proposed efforts to develop alternative charcoal resources
ng Amerika
through paper and a dengue awareness drive, respectively.
22. Leksiyunan “We have created Ideas Positive because we think that our
23. Sapaw aspirations as a health and wellness company to create meaningful
24. Kuwento changes are better served if we look outside the confines of our
25. Igabay organization for those big ideas,” said Unilab President & CEO
PAHALANG 22. Associated Press 26. Gusto Clinton Campos Hess. “And where better to search for sources
Previous puzzle solution 27. Supling of innovation than in the creative minds of the youth? Judging
24. Talamalian by the energy and excitement from the participants, I believe we
1. Bayan sa 25. Irish 29. Bulong are headed in the right direction.”
Benguet Republican Army Information and inspiration were first on the agenda, as
6. Nasyon sa 26. Pad Alberto Manlapit, Unilab Director for Corporate Affairs, kicked
Mediterranean 28. Hiwa off the youth camp with a call to action for the students to be
11. Ihinto 30. Inayos ideas-positive. Following this was a talk about the state of health
in the Philippines led by Department of Health representative Dr.
12. Bansag 31. Hospisyo Ma. Rosario Clarissa Vergeire. Inspire Leadership Consultancy’s
13. Gabi 32. Pangamba Francis Kong motivated the students on how simple ideas make
14. Basura 33. Munisipalidad a big difference. Mark Ruiz of MicroVentures explained why social
15. Libro ng 34. Sambit ng entrepreneurship is a career worth pursuing by presenting various
mga mapa nagprisinta business cases such as Hapinoy.
16. Seda 35. Sabana A panel discussion facilitated students’ queries on how orga-
nizational partnerships can mobilize and sustain social marketing
17. Apelyido ng Intsik
projects. Key speakers were Dr. Lindon Leesuy of DOH-Public
18. Pagtotono PABABA Health, Mari Oquinena of Gawad Kalinga and Dr. Elmer Soriano
20. Hulapi of Philippine Business for Social Progress. And to cap off Day
21. Awit ng pagpupuri 1. Hampok sagot sa nakaraan 1 of the workshop, Bam Aquino gave a motivational talk on why
the youth are catalysts of positive change.

Medical mission highlights BSP reports P9.1B net income in Q4 ‘09


Generika drustore 7th anniversary THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(BSP) registered a P9.1 billion unau-
Also, unaudited financial state-
ments showed that the central bank’s
A very meaningful and dited net income in the last quarter assets as of end-December last year
fulfilling way to celebrate of 2009, the central bank said in a totaled to P2.57 billion or a 9.5 percent
another founding year report. increase amounting to P221.9 billion
as Generika Drugstore In its 2nd Quarter 2010 Report year-on-year.
held a medical mission on Economic and Financial Devel- “The amount was also higher by
in observance of its 7th opments, the central bank said their 1.2 percent or P30.5 billion relative
anniversary! income in the fourth quarter of 2009 to the end-September 2009 level,”
Dubbed as “Alay is higher than the P5.2 billion posted the report said.
Pasasalamat, Handog ng in the same period in 2008. However, central bank’s liabilities
Quarter-on-quarter, the figure is also expanded after it reached P2.32
Generika sa Lahat,” the
higher by P8.1 billion “due mainly to billion, 10.6 percent higher, amounting
drugstore’s medical mis-
the large increase in miscellaneous to P224.1 year-on-year.
sion was a resounding income, accompanied by a decrease Thus, BSP’s net worth dropped to
success as thousands of in interest expenses. P238.8 billion during the period as
patients including chil- Relatively, revenues during the against the P241 billion in end-2008
dren, adults and seniors with 35 representatives from various pharma suppli- same period totaled to P34.5 billion “as higher growth in liabilities was
flocked to Cupang Elementary School in Muntinlupa ers facilitated the checkups, laboratory tests and the or an increase of P6 billion year-on- registered during the period.”
City and availed themselves of medical consultations, administering and dispensing of medicines. year. The report said the rise in central
laboratory and diagnostic tests and medicines – all “We, at Generika, have always been dedicated This was boosted mainly by mis- bank’s assets came mainly from the
for free! A total of 2,362 patients were provided with in helping people in the community even when it cellaneous income that grew by P8.7 continued increase in international
consultations and medicines for common illnesses. In was just starting. Actually, that is one of the many billion to P21.5 billion from the year- reserves, which is about 80 percent
the laboratory and diagnostic services, 853 patients reasons why we put up Generika Drugstore. And ago amount of P12.8 billion “due to of the total assets.
availed of the Uric Acid Test, 400 for Fasting Blood what better way to commemorate our anniversary higher trading gains.” “The expansion in international
Sugar, 130 for Cholesterol Test, 57 for Bone Screen- On the other hand, interest income reserves by P264.8 billion was largely
than to come together for a noble cause such as this,”
dropped by 16.9 percent or P2.7 billion a result of the gains coming from the
ing, and 11 patients for Glaucoma Test. Mr. Ferrer said.
year-on-year “largely on account of re- BSP’s foreign exchange operations
The 78 volunteers from the Generika head office Looking forward, Generika expects more glorious duced interest earnings of P2.3 billion and receipts from investment income
and store branches provided assistance to the patients years to come in bringing public service and fulfilling from international reserves.” abroad,” it said.
while a strong team of 55 doctors and interns together its mission of giving back to the community.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 7
Pacquiao tests cardio in uphill jogging Jonas Villanueva deserves
POUND-FOR-POUND king Manny Pacquiao is exchanges.
known for his stamina and best cardio in the boxing American coach Freddie Roach has confirmed to a better playing time
world especially when facing tough opponents inside media visiting the training venue along Quirino Highway
the ring. here that “Manny is in top shape and more than 100
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This week, Pacquiao will be testing the limits of his percent ready for the fight.” nagpa-regular check-up sa doktor ng
“gas tank” when he resumes his uphill jogging in an Pacquiao is set to face the taller Margarito on isang eskuwelahan.
exclusive golf course in Baguio City. November 18 in the United States for another heavier Nagulat si player dahil nung kalaunan,
The strategy is to further build his stamina in his weight category championship bout which was not pinapatanggal ni dok ang kanyang brief
forthcoming tough fight against Antonio Margarito in the seven weight categories which he won in the at shorts.
of Mexico. past years and brought him the monicker “Pound for Nagtaka si player kaya nagtanong siya:
Earlier, sparring partner Michael Medina confirmed Pound King.” “Bakit ako maghuhubad?”
he traded hard blows with the Filipino boxing icon The uphill climb forced the champion to rest twice Sagot ni dok, kailangan daw matingnan pati sa butas ng puwet niya.
and suffered a small cut below his eyes in a flurry of before resuming the rigorous training. Naloka si college player.
Natural, tumanggi siya.
San Mateo Spurs emerge PGBL champion Pakiramdam niya, bading si dok kahit di halata.
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