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FRIDAY, November 19, 2010 Vol. 4 No. 121 • 10 pages www.commuterexpress.

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2 Friday, November 19, 2010

Reklamo laban sa isang call center Ang mga terorista

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Dear Sir Raffy, sa kanilang mga empleyado. Naaawa
apag binansa-
Magandang araw po, itago niyo na din po ako sa iba naming kasamahang
lamang po ako sa pangalang Denise. tinanggal nila na wala man lang nakuku- gan na gawa ng
Humihingi po ako ng tulong sa inyo tung- hang pera sa pagseserbisyo ng kompa- mga terorista
kol sa aking trabaho bilang call center nya. Sana po ay matulungan niyo kami ang anumang gulo o
agent. Ang pangalan ng aming tanggapan na makakuha man lang ng benepisyo, karahasan takot agad
ay PI RHO CONTACT SOLUTIONS na lalung-lalo na sa mga kasamahan naming ang iiral sa mga tao.
matatagpuan sa Unit 2305 City Land umalis na wala man lang ni isang kusing Kapag sinabi na ang
Hererra Tower Rufino St. corner Valero man kami ng maayos at sobra pa nga na natanggap. isang tao ay isang terorista, may pre-conceived idea na
St., Makati City. Mag-iisang taon na po sa quota na nire-require nila sa isang Umasa po kami sa inyong mabilis na agad tayo kung anong klaseng tao ito at kung ano ang
akong nagtatrabaho dito. araw. Nakakagawa po kami ng average pag-aksyon lalo na po ngayong nalalapit pwedeng karahasan na magagawa niya.
Ang pinaka-concern ko lang ay un- na 50 sales sa isang araw, ang bayad na ang kapaskuhan. Sa gabi lang po bukas Minsan pag napagbintangan ang isang tao na terorista,
derpaid po kami at tumatanggap lang po ng bawat isang sale sa kompanya ang PI RHO, 9:00 pm ang start ng opera- may rason na agad ang mga awtoridad na hulihin ang
ng P10,000 monthly. Pumayag kami kasi ay  $22.00.  Sa kuwenta po namin ay tion. Ang angas po ng Chief Operations taong ito.
ang sabi nila ay may comission na mata- humigit kumulang 50 thousand pesos Officer namin, kung magmura sa amin Noon ngang katatapos pa lang ng pagbomba sa World
tanggap kapag naabot namin ang quota ang kinikita nila araw-araw sa isang ac- ay akala mo pinapasuweldo kami nangg Trade Center sa New York, yung tinagurian na 9/11 disaster,
na required nila at may night differential count na hawak ng kompanya. Dalawang maayos at nagbibigay nang magandang naging mahirap sa mga taong may mga Arab names ang
pa raw. Verbal lang po ang naging usapan account po ang hawak ng kompanya, at benipisyo. maglabas pasok sa Amerika.
kasi hindi rin kami pinapirma ng kontrata, sa kabilang account ay mas malakas pa Naging mahigpit ang trato sa mga mukhang arabo.
at ang sabi ay inaayos na raw nila. nga ang benta kaysa sa aming grupo. Respectfully Yours, Naging mahigpit ang seguridad lalo sa mga may kapan-
Hanggang lumipas na po ang mata- At sa mga baguhan naming mga Denise galan sa wanted list.
gal na panahon. Hindi nila tinupad kasamahan ay  P9,000  lang po ang *** Naalala ko maraming naperwisyo sa paghihigpit na ito.
ang kanilang mga pangako dahil bawat kanilang tinatanggap na sahod, sobrang Nananawagan kami kay Denise na Maraming mga na-harass. Pero may karapatan ba ang mga
tanggap namin ng sahod ay walang night baba na talaga. At ang masama, hindi mangyari lamang na muling lumiham awtoridad na gawin ito, ang maghigpit o ang maging marahas
differential at comission. At bukod pa sila nagre-remit ng contributions sa SSS, sa amin para ibigay ang contact numbers sa paghuli ng mga pinaghihinalaang terorista?
dito, pinagtatrabaho kami ng Sabado na PAG-IBIG, at PhilHealth. Napag-alaman ng PI RHO Contact Solutions, maging Kung ang isang tao ay tinawag na terorista, agad ba
walang binabayarang overtime. Dagdag din naming hindi rin sila nagbabayad ang kanyang mismong contact number
na nalalagay sa alanganin ang karapatang pantao ng mga
pa dito, kapag hindi pumasok sa nasabing ng tax sa BIR.  upang makapagbigay ng karagdagang
taong ito?
araw ay automatic na kakaltasan ang Naitanong rin namin sa mga matagal impormasyon na aming kakailanganin
O kung iaangat pa natin ang tanong, may karapatan ba
aming sahod. nang nagtatrabaho dito ang tungkol sa para mabigyan ng agarang solusyon ang
ang kahit sinong gobyerno na pumatay ng terorista?
Alam niyo po nakakapag-benta na- 13th month pay, hindi po sila nagbibigay problemang ito.
Sa totoo lang ligal ang pagpatay o pag-eliminate sa mga
terorista kung ang rason ng gobyerno ay para maprotek-
Senador Revilla asar kay Hayden Kho tahan ang pamahalaan.
Pero may mahigpit na batas tungkol sa mga targeted
Bago ang lahat, nais natin siyempre pasalamatan ang siya ng isang pahayagan killings na ito.
ating dalawang kaibigang sina Arkhon Antolin at Joel Sy kamakailan. Ang pagsasagawa ng targeted killing o pagpatay sa
Egco para sa pagkakataong ibinigay nila na makapagsulat (Sana’y huwag maka- mga mahihigpit na kalaban ng batas ng isang bansa ay
tayo sa pahayagang ito, at ganoon din sa mga ibang bumubuo limutan ng publiko ‘yung
napapaloob ayon sa detalyadong batas ng International
ng Commuter Express. malaking kasalanan nito sa
Humanitarian Law Defining Armed Conflict.
Nawa’y mabigyan tayo ng Maykapal ng linaw sa isip at babaeng kanyang sinalbahe
Ang pinaka-importanteng tungkulin ng isang pama-
damdamin sa pagsusulat nang sa gayon ay masuklian naman at kinaladkad sa burak.)
halaan ay protektahan ang seguridad ng kanyang bansa
natin ang mga bossing ng Commuter Express sa tiwalang Buwisit kasi si Revilla na parang nakalimutan na daw ng
ipinagkaloob nila. at kung kinakailangan na isakatuparan ang targeted kill-
mga tao ‘yung pambababoy na diumano’y ginawa ni Hayden
*** Kho (boyfriend ng celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Vicky Belo) ings laban sa mga terorista upang siguruhin na malayo
Sa katagal-tagal na panahon, mayroon ding magandang sa sexy actress na si Kristina Halili nang ipa-video tape ng sa kapahamakan ang mga mamamayan ay ligal pero
namutawi sa mga labi ni Senador Bong Revilla. nauna ang kanilang pagtatalik sa isang hotel room, saman- ayon sa batas.
“I hope the public will not forget the bad things he has talang wala daw pahintulot ang babae kasi hidden camera According to strict compliance of international laws.
done, especially to the woman whose name and honor he ang ginamit. May batas na pumapaloob sa tinatawag na targeted kill-
tarnished,” mariing binanggit ni Revilla nang makapanayam Doon sa interview na kabahagi ng PR campaign para sa ings.
kanyang bagong perfume na panlalaki, ipinalalabas kasi ni May mga international laws na nagre-regulate para
Hayden Kho na para lamang isang teleserye ang naganap kahit sa mga bansang may giyera o mga areas na may
na iskandalo kung saa’y siya daw ang bida o leading man, at armed conflict ay may pagbabantay pa ring nangyayari
kasama din sina Katrina, Vicky at ang kanyang nanay. para hindi lubusang naaabuso ang karapatang pantao sa
Para daw maaliw ang mga tao. Just entertainment. mga lugar na may gyera.
Chairman, Editorial Board ARKHON A. ANTOLIN Nakalimutan na ‘ata ni Kho na ibinasura ng Professional Hindi basta-basta ang pag-eliminate ng mga sinasa-
Executive Editor Jonathan p. Vicente Regulation Commission (PRC) ang license to practice na bing terorista.
News Editor Joel sy egco
Overall Creative Director stephen salvatore
naibigay nila sa kanya nang ipasa niya ang board exams dahil Iginigiit pa nga ng ibang political analysts na hindi
Chief Layout Artist HECTOR L. LOZANO sa “immorality, dishonorable and unethical conduct.” makatao ang pagpatay sa isang binansagan na terorista
President and CEO VICTOR A. CALUAG Bago nito, isinuspindi din ng dalawang taon si Kho ng kung siya ay wala sa lugar na may giyera.
EVP, Sales & Marketing TONETTE R. HENSON Philippine Medical Association. Kung baga hindi puwede ma-justify ang targeted killings
Accounting Manager Mario L. adelante
Credit & Collection Manager raul b. perez
Maliban dito, mayroong naka-pending na mga kaso si Kho sa lugar na walang giyera at walang armed conflict.
Distribution Manager EDISON B. CAMARINes na inihain ni Ms. Halili sa tulong ni Revilla. Ang intensyon ng mga international laws na ito ay
Production Manager edwin a. co Ang magandang kinalabasan ng iskandalo ay naging sanhi
Advertising Traffic Supervisor eric r. jutic para mapanatili kahit papaano ang respeto sa karapatang
siya para ipasa ng Kongreso ang Republic Act 9995 o ‘yung pantao kahit sa gitna ng giyera na karamihan ay politika
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4 Friday, November 19, 2010

Kris nakikialam nga ba sa P.Noy-Liz affair?


ANG pagkakaroon gagawa’t gagawa ka ng katakda niyang gawin.
ng time para makapag- paraan, nasa inyo na- “Merong magandang
celebrate ng Christmas mang dalawa ‘yun, eh.” project si Erik Matti for
kasama ang girlfriend Sa ngayon ay super me, Piolo (Pascual),
na si Shaina Magdayao successful si Lloydie Joel Torre.
ang isa sa Christmas pero may mga wishes Hindi ko pa alam
wishes ni John Lloyd By Alex Brosas pa rin siya sa kanyang kung tuloy si Kuya
Cruz. actor sa presscon ng career. Goma (Richard Gomez).
“Sobrang busy (ako). movie nila ni Toni Gon- “Honestly, gusto It’s indie pero it will be
Siya (Shaina) rin so- zaga na “My Amnesia ko pa ng mas tamang marketed na in a way
brang busy. Hindi ko Girl.” project para sa akin, na parang hindi siya
po alam kung itutu- Mabuti na lang daw mas magandang pag- mukhang indie para
loy ‘yung plano namin at hindi nakaapekto ang kakataon na maipakita hindi siya intimidat-
na mag-Beijing after kawalan nila ng oras mo ‘yung talent mo. ing. Saka international
Christmas and before sa isa’t isa sa kanilang Meaning, sana mab- ang magpi-finance,”
New Year. Hindi pa relationship. igyan pa ako ng mas kuwento ng actor.
kami sigurado. But tra- “Problema siya kung magagandang project.” ***
ditionally kasi sa bahay wala kang gagawin Excited si Lloydie sa Gusto nang baguhin
lang kami,” esplika ng about it. Pero kung isang indie film na na- KRIS AQUINO ni Sitti ang kanyang im- NOYNOY AQUINO
ahe bilang isang bossa
nova queen.
In fact, ayaw na nga
niyang mag-cover ng
bossa music sa kanyang
latest album.
“Sabi ko sa Warner,
ayaw ko nang gumawa tuhin ang Ipod pero
ng cover album. Kung pagsasawaan ko siya.
gagawa man ako ng Ngayon may mga repair
cover gusto ko all origi- sa bahay namin so gusto
nal. Kaya nga natata- ko matapos ang repair
galan kasi we’re looking

LIZ UY
sa bahay namin.”
for materials,” esplika ***
ni Sitti sa presscon True kaya ang na-
para sa kanyang birth- di mawawalan ng bossa, sulat na kinausap ni
day concert entitled pero merong pop bal- Kris Aquino ang isa sa
Sitti Live at Metrobar, lad,” sabi ng singer. manliligaw ni Liz Uy
November 21, 8 p.m., Gusto ni Sitti na at sinabihan niya itong
Metro West Avenue, magkaroon ng imahe gusto niya ang dalaga
Quezon City. Guests ni ng isang versatile per- para sa kanyang kapatid
Sitti sina Erik Santos former. na si President Noynoy
and Aljur Abrenica. “We want to offer Aquino?
something new. We also Akala namin ay hin-
want people to know di na makikialam si Kris
that I can also sing other sa love life ng kanyang
genre.” Kuyang Presidente pero
But of course, the hindi rin pala ito ang
bossa nova sound is a nangyayari.
staple in her “ASAP XV” Kung true na kinau-
stints. sap niya ang suitor ni
“Sa ‘Sessionista’ kasi Liz, aba, maliwanag pa
they want me bossa sa dilim na pakikialam
SITTI lang eh. Kahit anong ang kanyang ginawa.
Halos lahat kasi ng kanta ‘yan bossa ‘yan,” Sa isang interview
album ni Sitti ay may she explained. ay sinabi ni Kris na bot-
covers. “‘Yung second Napansin lang ni ong-boto siya kay Liz
album has four origi- Sitti, palaging special for her brother. Inamin
nals, ‘yung first album request sa kanya ang niyang love na love niya
has one original and bossa nova songs tu- ang celebrity stylist.
the latest album has one lad ng “Para sa Akin,” Nagpakatotoo na-
also. The rest they fol- “They Didn’t Know,” at man si P.Noy at in-
low the formula na cov- “Kung Hindi Rin Lang aming nagde-date nga
ers. Kaya natatagalan Ikaw.” sila ni Liz kapag may
‘yung bagong album Birthday ni Sitti sa pagkakataon. Bihira
kasi naghahanap pa Nov. 29 at ang isa sa lang itong mangyari
kami ng materials.” wishes niya ay natu- dahil pareho namang
Sa kanyang latest pad – ang mawala ang busy ang dalawa.
album ay paninindigan trapik. Special holiday Anyway, madalas
na ng bossa singer na kasi ang Nov. 29. namang magkasama
wala na siyang cover Ano pa ang birthday sina P.Noy at Liz da-
versions. wishes niya? hil si Liz ang stylist ng
“Most definitely hin- “Puwede kong gus- presidente.
4 Friday, November 19, 2010

Kris nakikialam nga ba sa P.Noy-Liz affair?


ANG pagkakaroon gagawa’t gagawa ka ng katakda niyang gawin.
ng time para makapag- paraan, nasa inyo na- “Merong magandang
celebrate ng Christmas mang dalawa ‘yun, eh.” project si Erik Matti for
kasama ang girlfriend Sa ngayon ay super me, Piolo (Pascual),
na si Shaina Magdayao successful si Lloydie Joel Torre.
ang isa sa Christmas pero may mga wishes Hindi ko pa alam
wishes ni John Lloyd By Alex Brosas pa rin siya sa kanyang kung tuloy si Kuya
Cruz. actor sa presscon ng career. Goma (Richard Gomez).
“Sobrang busy (ako). movie nila ni Toni Gon- “Honestly, gusto It’s indie pero it will be
Siya (Shaina) rin so- zaga na “My Amnesia ko pa ng mas tamang marketed na in a way
brang busy. Hindi ko Girl.” project para sa akin, na parang hindi siya
po alam kung itutu- Mabuti na lang daw mas magandang pag- mukhang indie para
loy ‘yung plano namin at hindi nakaapekto ang kakataon na maipakita hindi siya intimidat-
na mag-Beijing after kawalan nila ng oras mo ‘yung talent mo. ing. Saka international
Christmas and before sa isa’t isa sa kanilang Meaning, sana mab- ang magpi-finance,”
New Year. Hindi pa relationship. igyan pa ako ng mas kuwento ng actor.
kami sigurado. But tra- “Problema siya kung magagandang project.” ***
ditionally kasi sa bahay wala kang gagawin Excited si Lloydie sa Gusto nang baguhin
lang kami,” esplika ng about it. Pero kung isang indie film na na- KRIS AQUINO ni Sitti ang kanyang im- NOYNOY AQUINO
ahe bilang isang bossa
nova queen.
In fact, ayaw na nga
niyang mag-cover ng
bossa music sa kanyang
latest album.
“Sabi ko sa Warner,
ayaw ko nang gumawa tuhin ang Ipod pero
ng cover album. Kung pagsasawaan ko siya.
gagawa man ako ng Ngayon may mga repair
cover gusto ko all origi- sa bahay namin so gusto
nal. Kaya nga natata- ko matapos ang repair
galan kasi we’re looking

LIZ UY
sa bahay namin.”
for materials,” esplika ***
ni Sitti sa presscon True kaya ang na-
para sa kanyang birth- di mawawalan ng bossa, sulat na kinausap ni
day concert entitled pero merong pop bal- Kris Aquino ang isa sa
Sitti Live at Metrobar, lad,” sabi ng singer. manliligaw ni Liz Uy
November 21, 8 p.m., Gusto ni Sitti na at sinabihan niya itong
Metro West Avenue, magkaroon ng imahe gusto niya ang dalaga
Quezon City. Guests ni ng isang versatile per- para sa kanyang kapatid
Sitti sina Erik Santos former. na si President Noynoy
and Aljur Abrenica. “We want to offer Aquino?
something new. We also Akala namin ay hin-
want people to know di na makikialam si Kris
that I can also sing other sa love life ng kanyang
genre.” Kuyang Presidente pero
But of course, the hindi rin pala ito ang
bossa nova sound is a nangyayari.
staple in her “ASAP XV” Kung true na kinau-
stints. sap niya ang suitor ni
“Sa ‘Sessionista’ kasi Liz, aba, maliwanag pa
they want me bossa sa dilim na pakikialam
SITTI lang eh. Kahit anong ang kanyang ginawa.
Halos lahat kasi ng kanta ‘yan bossa ‘yan,” Sa isang interview
album ni Sitti ay may she explained. ay sinabi ni Kris na bot-
covers. “‘Yung second Napansin lang ni ong-boto siya kay Liz
album has four origi- Sitti, palaging special for her brother. Inamin
nals, ‘yung first album request sa kanya ang niyang love na love niya
has one original and bossa nova songs tu- ang celebrity stylist.
the latest album has one lad ng “Para sa Akin,” Nagpakatotoo na-
also. The rest they fol- “They Didn’t Know,” at man si P.Noy at in-
low the formula na cov- “Kung Hindi Rin Lang aming nagde-date nga
ers. Kaya natatagalan Ikaw.” sila ni Liz kapag may
‘yung bagong album Birthday ni Sitti sa pagkakataon. Bihira
kasi naghahanap pa Nov. 29 at ang isa sa lang itong mangyari
kami ng materials.” wishes niya ay natu- dahil pareho namang
Sa kanyang latest pad – ang mawala ang busy ang dalawa.
album ay paninindigan trapik. Special holiday Anyway, madalas
na ng bossa singer na kasi ang Nov. 29. namang magkasama
wala na siyang cover Ano pa ang birthday sina P.Noy at Liz da-
versions. wishes niya? hil si Liz ang stylist ng
“Most definitely hin- “Puwede kong gus- presidente.
6 Friday, November 19, 2010

SM Cinemas
Ni McJoe
Complete the grid so every row, column
PALAISIPAN Thelma Onego
website launch
and 3 x 3 box contains every digit 4. Ihanda ang baril SM Cinema
from 1 to 9 inclusively. 5. Ginagawa ng SM Cinema is proud to be the largest cinema
natulungan exhibitor in the country today, currently operat-
6. Hamak ing 218 cinemas in 37 SM Malls nationwide! SM
7. Nota sa musika Cinema, which recently opened its newest branch
8. Pagkain in SM Novaliches last October 22, 2010 continues
ng kabayo to expand with 2 more branches expected to open
9. Maraming this year – San Pablo and Calamba, Laguna.
trabaho
10. Paos Leaders in the Digital Era
14. Bago
SM Digital Theaters – the FIRST TRUE digital
16. Sawatain
cinema in the Philippines – opened its doors to the
18. Pangalan
public on November 14, 2007 at The Block SM City
ng babae
22. Ilahok North EDSA with Beowulf 3D as it's first movie
23. Hikayat shown. Since then, SM Digital Theater opened up
24. Kaloob opportunities for 3D cinema and featured some of
25. Pamilihan the biggest 3D movies like Up, A Christmas Carol,
PAHALANG 22. Isasabak 26. Kapanganakan Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Avatar, Clash
Previous puzzle solution 27. Solo 27. Batis of the Titans, Shrek Forever After, Despicable Me,
1. Nilakbay ng ibon 28. Kaibigang babae 29. Pang-ukol Megamind, giving moviegoers a fully-immersive
8. Dike 29. Gaway 30. Mailap na hayop experience.
11. Sigabo 31. Tanggal ng SM Digital Theater shows it flexibility by also
12. Hamak pagkakatusok showing 2D Hollywood movies like Transformers
13. Magkukuwalipika 32. Pataba 2, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, G.I. Joe,
14. Ali 33. Ilabas ang Wolfman and Inception. The noticeable difference
15. Itikim mukha ng pera is the unparalleled clarity of movies compared to
16. Maraming trabaho 34. Basura movies shown in in regular 35 mm film.
17. Kinasabuwat 35. Huni ng usa SM Digital Theaters took a giant leap ahead of the
19. Office of digital pack when it became the first cinema to bring
Muslim Affairs PABABA in the cutting-edge motion effect seat simulators
20. Orihinal pag last December 2009. SM Digital Theater is the only
binaligtad 1. Nainis
theater to offer seats which move with every action
21. Simbolo 2. Isunod sagot sa nakaraan packed movie scene. With this new innovation, SM
ng sodium 3. Kalat
Digital Theater adds a whole new dimension to the
cinematic experience.
Samahan leads national consciousness week vs fake medicines Since it's first branch at The Block, SM City
Stay safe, be aware, and maceutica,  Pfizer Philippines, Calimag. are not regulated or inspected North EDSA, SM Digital Theater has rapidly grown
stay healthy as the third week Pascual Laboratories, Zuellig As part of the week-long by authorized agencies, specifi- with the birth of 25 more branches nationwide,
of November marks the first Pharma, Mercury Drug, MedEx- campaign, the Samahan has cally the FDA [Food and Drug SM Digital Theater continues to stamp its place
National Consciousness Week press, Philippine Daily Inquirer, lined up several activities includ- Administration],” she said. as the leader in digital technology by bringing this
against Counterfeit Medicines, GMA-7 Network and QTV.  ing a university lecture series at cutting-edge cinematic experience to millions of
aimed to create greater aware- According to Dr. Maria Min- the Centro Escolar University Real Deal on Counter- Filipinos nationwide.
ness among the public on the erva P. Calimag, spokesperson of (November 12); University of the feits Experience the Difference. SM Digital Theater –
risks and harmful effects of the Samahan and also the Food, Philippines-Manila (November In battling this menace, Dr. The Leader in Digital Technology in the Country.
counterfeit drugs. Drugs and Cosmetics Committee 24); San Pedro University- Calimag shared several ways to
The week-long awareness Chair of the Philippine Medical Davao (November 26); and at detect counterfeit medicines.
campaign is intended to ar- Association, this awareness week Southwestern University-Cebu “First, carefully check the label
ticulate the spirit of Presidential is vital to equip the public with (November 30). This is a sus- on the medicine and in the pack-
Proclamation 2082, aimed at information about detecting taining, national campaign and aging to avoid purchasing the
encouraging the public to be counterfeit medicines. Public more universities are expected fake ones. It is equally critical to
vigilant against buying coun- vigilance is critical to urgently to join the lecture series led by buy only from an FDA-licensed
terfeit medicines. control the rampant prolifera- Samahan. Aside from this, in- pharmacy.”
This national campaign is tion of counterfeit medicines, fomercials will also be aired on Furthermore, the FDA re-
spearheaded by Samahan Laban which is estimated by the DOH QTV and other TV stations. quires that the generic names
sa Pekeng Gamot (Samahan), as 10 percent of the local market However, Dr. Calimag further should be larger than the brand
a multi-sectoral group from today. revealed that the significance of name (both must be present);
public and private sectors that “For many reasons, coun- the National Consciousness there must be an Rx symbol,
is committed to educate the terfeits are dangerous to public week should go beyond creating LOT, DR Numbers, and expiry
public about the proliferation health and safety because these awareness. dates; as well as, manufacturer’s
and dangers of counterfeit pharmaceutical products are “What we need to do is to information.
medicines. neither tested nor approved, encourage more people to act Dr. Calimag also recom-
Formed in 2004,  Samah- may contain toxic, unlisted and and combat the existence of mended that the consumer
an members include the Food substandard ingredients. Thus, counterfeits because an indi- “Check the color, the texture,
and Drug Administration, Phil- it is important to educate the vidual who takes such a drug and if possible, the taste of the
ippine Medical Association, public on how to distinguish may be at risk for a number of medicine. Beware also if the
Philippine Pharmacists Associa- the real ones versus the fakes dangerous health consequences. packaging is different and if the
tion, Drugstores Association of because knowledge and aware- Moreover, the manufacturing price is significantly or unusu-
the Philippines, Janssen Phar- ness save lives,” explained Dr. sites of these fake medicines ally low.”
Friday, November 19, 2010 7
Grand Lotto Color coding for jeepneys
prize still The Department of Trans- were studying the possibility of After the implementation of
soaring portation and Communications
(DOTC) yesterday said additional
imposing a color coding scheme
on jeepneys “in order to reduce
the number coding on buses,
the DOTC said it is looking at
The jackpot in the
policies to further reduce traffic congestion in some areas.” a single dispatch system and a
next Grand Lotto 6/55
on EDSA are being studied, He clarified that they would compensation scheme for bus
draw will breach the P500
including the implementation opt to introduce varying policies drivers to somehow compen-
million mark as nobody,
of a color coding scheme for “as appropriate” for different sate for the effects of the traffic
for the nth time, won the
public utility jeepneys (PUJs) areas due to the varying traffic scheme on their income.
P495 million jackpot in
on top of the existing number situations and requirements. Almost immediately, militant
the last draw Wednesday
coding system. The announcement came transport group Pinagkaisahang
night.
DOTC Sec. Jose de Jesus said days after the government began Samahan ng mga Tsuper at
Philippine Charity
that upon Malacanang’s orders, implementing a number-coding Operators Nationwide (Piston)
Sweepstakes Office as-
sistant general manager he will gather transport groups scheme for buses plying major Sec. Gen. George San Mateo said
Liza Gabuyo said no one and other stakeholders to map thoroughfares. The revived they will oppose any proposal to
was able to correctly guess out other programs to reduce scheme aims to to reduce the further reduce volume of PUJs
the six number combina- traffic congestion in Metro number of vehicles on the streets around Metro Manila since
tion of 53-09-45-24-50- Manila, which include volume and reduce traffic which has jeepney operations are already
29. The prize reached reduction among PUJs. been taking a toll on the local covered by the current number
P495,597,376.80, the big- The DOTC chief said they economy. coding scheme.
gest pot in local lottery
history. Transport ‘superbody’ proposed
The next draw for Three former Metro Manila mayors who are regulate the transport system in Metro Manila to
the 6/55 Grand Lotto now members of the House of Representatives have solve its traffic problems.
will be tomorrow night proposed the creation of a transport “superbody” The three further said the MMTA would oversee
and Gabuyo claimed the that would take on the roles of the Metropolitan the operations of all public transport vehicles in
jackpot may reach P535 Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Land the metropolis so that it could focus on finding
million. Transportation Franchising and Regulatory solutions to the traffic problems. Said body will
Meanwhile, the PCSO’s Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation solely deal on franchises, management of routes
website remained offline Office (LTO). and traffic operations of public utility vehicles
as of 6 a.m. yesterday. The Reps. Freddie Tinga of Taguig, Joseph Victor (PUVs), particularly buses, they added.
site went offline Wednes- Ejercito of San Juan City and Tobias Tiangco of They claimed that the MMDA, LTFRB and LTO
day night, hours before the
Navotas said the new body, to be known as the under the present set up have not been successful
Grand Lotto draw.
Metro Manila Transit Authority (MMTA), would in their programs.
AFP chief faces reopened
Glorietta blast probe
Armed Forces of the mander of the Army Sup-
Philippines (AFP) chief port Command, admitted
of staff Gen. Ricardo Da- that Sollano reported to
vid yesterday appeared him about the supposed 2 Pinoy pilgrims die in Saudi
before the Department bomb traces. Two Filipino Muslims died in Saudi Arabia at
of Justice (DOJ) which “I told him to report the height of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, Philippine
moved to reinvestigate that to the [Philippine officials there reported yesterday.
October 2007 Glorietta National Police], what- Philippine consul general Ezzedin Tago said
blast in Makati City. ever is his knowledge,” that except for information that the deceased
David came face to he said in a previous were from Maguindanao, there was no immediate
face with retired Army interview. report on the cause of the deaths of Zalika Usman
Col. Allan Sollano, who Sollano bewailed Ali and Talusan Badpil.
informed the investi- that David ignored his Arab newspapers quoted Tago as saying that
gating panel headed by observations then but the two died just after arrival in the Kingdom to
DOJ prosecutor Peter promptly reported his
perform Hajj.
Ong that the military findings to the police.
He said Ali died in Medina while Badpil died
chief had been informed However, the Philippine
about his findings that National Police (PNP), in Meccah.
the mall explosion was the Federal Bureau of “There are approximately 4,100 Filipino
caused by a bomb, not Investigation and the pilgrims this year,” said Abdurrahheym Macud,
methane gas as probers Australian police were administrative officer of the consulate general
had declared. one in declaring that in Jeddah.
Sollano, former head the blast was caused by Tago added that after Thursday, Filipino pil-
of the Army explosive methane gas. grims will begin their return to the Philippines.
and ordnance disposal Sollano claimed that Despite the deaths, the Philippine official
(EOD) unit, was among the police and the mili- expressed his appreciation to the Kingdom for
those who first respond- tary ruled out the bomb- the elaborate preparations for Hajj.
ed to the blast. He later ing angle on alleged or- “The preparations have been thorough and
claimed that a powerful ders of Malacañang to elaborate so that the Haj performance this year
explosive was used al- shun a destabilization for all the pilgrims, including Filipino Muslims,
though nobody believed plot against the adminis- could be as comfortable as could be,” he said
him. tration of then President
from Meccah.
David, then the com- Arroyo.
Pacquiao wipes out
all Top Rank fighters
TOP Rank Promotions big boss issues in the next couple of weeks.”
Bob Arum said he is willing to invite When Arum was asked if he would
fighters outside his promotion outfit consider another fighter outside of Top
since all of his top players had already Rank besides Mayweather, his answer
been beaten by pound-for-pound king brought laughter.
Manny Pacquiao. “Yeah sure... sure, I mean, I ran out
Arum said this during an inter- of my own guys,” Arum said. "He beat
view at the Dallas Cowboys stadium all my guys."
with mediamen gathered for the post He went on to mention other pos-
fight press conference of Pacquiao vs. sible fights that he would consider for
Margarito. Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Arum was asked who “If Mayweather wasn’t available, I
he would like to see Pacquiao square would... you know, names that come
off with for his next fight. to my head are Shane Mosley, maybe
“Well obviously, we, like everyone in (Juan Manuel) Marquez... You know,
boxing, would like to see him fight Floyd there are any number of names. People
Mayweather, Jr., and we're going to see are going to come to see Manny per-
if we can make that happen, and that's form, and to see how he does against
our first priority,” Arum said. “Only it these legendary fighters.”
requires Floyd Mayweather's willing- However, fans are not so receptive
ness to do the fight, and secondly, some to the possibility of a Pacquiao - Mos-
take of the Nevada court system as to ley bout.
when a fight can take place, where we Most fans interviewed rejected the
wouldn’t be blindsided by anything like idea completely. They feel that Mosley
a (court) trial, or something like that. would not present a decent challenge
But we're going to work through those to Pacquiao.

S. Korea Magandang kasama sa umaga


wins men’s ISA sa pinakama-
rifle gold gandang morning
shows sa TV ay ang
SOUTH Korean men’s Good Morning Kuya
rifle team won the coun- na nasa UNTV.
try's 11th shooting gold
Ang kuya ay si
medal at the Guangzhou
Asian Games yesterday. Daniel Razon at kasa-
The team of Han Jin- ma niya rito ang beteranong broadcaster na si Rene Jose
seop, Kim Jong-hyun at halos isang dosenang kasamahan nila sa ere.
and Lee Hyun-tae put Casual na casual sila, at kung magkuwentuhan ay
together 3,489 points for akala mo nasa tambayan lang sila, pero makabuluhan
gold in the 50-meter rifle ang discussions nila.
three positions event. Ang public service nila, grabe. Araw-araw, may
Kazakhstan had 3,478 mga bus at jeep silang umiikot sa Metro Manila at
for silver and China took libre ang sakay.
bronze with 3,471. May transient home sila kung saan welcome ang mga
It was the second
walang matulugan. May clinic din sila kung saan ang
gold medal of this Asiad
for Han and Kim, who consultation at check up ay libre kaya naman tuwing
helped South Korea to umaga, dinudumog sila ng mga taong nangangailangan
gold in the 50-meter ng tulong ng doktor.
rifle prone team event And yes, araw araw nilang ginagawa iyan.
on Monday. I can just imagine kung magkano ang nagagastos
Han had the highest nila araw-araw sa public service na ito.
score in the entire field How we wish na iyung iba pang morning shows
with 1,169 points and na napakaraming commercials at malaki ang kini-
qualified for the indi- kita ay makapagbigay din ng ganitong klaseng public
vidual final scheduled service.
later yesterday. Kim was
Dapat ang mga ganitong shows ang sinusuportahan
the second-best shooter
ng mga advertisers.
at 1,166, but Lee, who
***
shot 1,154, didn’t qualify
for the final. Iimbitahan ang mga batang players na sina Basser
South Korea took the Ahmer, Keiffer Ravena, at Rayray Parks para sa Smart
lead in the first position, Gilas.
prone, with 1,190, but Ngayon pa lang, aalagaan na sila para sa future
China charged ahead national teams.
in the standing position. Si Ahmer ay NCAA junior MVP, si Keiffer ay UAAP
South Korea claimed the junior MVP at si Rayray ay ang anak ng dating import
gold after shooting the na si Bobby Parks na ngayon ay rookie player na ng
best score, 1,161, from NU Bulldogs.
the kneeling position.
Friday, November 19, 2010 9
GFIs pour in P200B in Aquino’s PPP program Facebook users now
To jumpstart President
Aquino’s public-private part-
Aquino pledged before a
gathering of 500 people, in-
with the government.
“When government com-
has presented the ten trans-
portation priority projects to prone to cyber theft
nership (PPP) program, four cluding 200 foreign investors, mits to allow investors to earn be tendered next year under A computer security firm yesterday urged Fa-
of the country’s largest govern- at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay their return from user fees, it the PPP program. These are: cebook users to take greater vigilance in securing
ment financial institutions have City, that his government will is important that the commit- the Cavite-Laguna Expressway their accounts, including installing harder-to-crack
pledged to shell out a total of shield investors from regula- ment be reliable and enforce- project (Cavite side), NAIA Ex- passwords, updating their computer security
P200 billion. tory risks when they invest in able. And if private investors pressway (Phase II), LRT Line systems and being careful about which applica-
The Development Bank of infrastructure projects. are impeded from collecting 2 East Extension project, MRT/ tions link to their profiles to prevent attacks from
the Philippines (DBP), Gov- The president added that he contractually agreed fees – by LRT Expansion Programs, New cyber criminals.
ernment Service Insurance was aware investors in the past regulators, courts, or the legis- Bohol Airport Development, the Security company, Sophos, issued the warn-
System (GSIS), Land Bank of were discouraged from pouring lature – then our government Puerto Princesa Airport Devel- ing as Facebook's new online messaging service
the Philippines and the Social funds into the country when the will use its own resources opment project, New Legaspi makes users of the social networking site more
Security System will pool the rules governing infrastructure to ensure that they are kept (Daraga) Airport Development vulnerable to identity theft by cybercriminals.
money under the Philippine projects were suddenly modi- whole,” Aquino said. and the Privatization of Lagu- “Users need to realize that these new features
Infrastructure Development fied “without warning" after Transportation and Com- indingan Airport Operation and increase the attack surface on the Facebook plat-
Fund (PIDF). the contracts had been signed munications Sec. Jose de Jesus Maintenance project. form, and make personal accounts all the more
alluring for cybercriminals to break into," said
PUP profs, students protest P23M budget cut Disband Sophos senior technology consultant Graham
Cluley.
Officials, faculty members Guevarra, who headed the press PUP student regent Sheryl all private Cluley urged users to be aware of the secu-
and students of the state-run conference which was also at- Alapad stated that by Monday,
Polytechnic University of the Phil- tended by administration officials, PUP will be under what she armies, rity risks before signing up for Facebook's next-
ippines (PUP) will hold campus faculty members, non-academic called a ”new management,” P.Noy tells generation online messaging service that blends
strikes beginning next week to employees, and student repre- which will “dismiss” President online chat, text messages and other real-time
dramatize their objection against sentatives, said they will continue Aquino's justification of the
PNP, AFP conversation tools with traditional email.
the P23 million cut on the univer- to fight the cut imposed on PUP’s budget cuts. President Aquino “Facebook accounts will now be linked with
sity’s budget. operating budget. Earlier, Alapad called for a P2 has ordered the Philip- many more people in the users' social circles
At a press conference inside The PUP community said billion budget instead of PUP's pine National Police -- opening up new opportunities for identity
their main campus in Sta. Mesa, that student and teacher orga- approved budget of only P672 (PNP) and the Armed fraudsters to launch attacks," he stressed.
Manila, the group said they are nizations under the group Ug- million, adding that it was the Forces of the Philippines Facebook’s new messaging system was
“uniting against proposed bud- nayang Multisektoral Laban sa ”minimum amount required to (AFP) to immediately launched last Monday which includes facebook.
get cuts to education in the 2011 Komersyalisasyon ng Edukasyon maintain the present state of disband all identified com email addresses. The social network now has
national budget." (Umaksyon) will lead the campus operations and facilities of the private armies in the more than 500 million members nationwide.
PUP president Dr. Dante strikes. university.” Sophos noted that fraudsters were increasingly
country.
using hacked Facebook accounts to send spam
In an interview yes-
messages -- compared with traditional emails
line ads Our Daily Bread terday, the president
said he has already given
-- because they are more likely to be opened
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