Browsing Archive: November, 2010

DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Ma complains two year old son mauled by live in partner in Butuan City
by Ben Serrano 
November 30, 2010

 
            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A 23 years old single mom bringing along her victim son complained to Barangay Ampayon Police Station this city late afternoon yesterday that her two year old son allegedly could no longer swallow food after her live-in partner mauled the helpless child Sunday evening.
 
            The mother, Alma Zamora, 23, single, identified her live in partner as Randy Mur...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

CIDG-Caraga agent nabbed for extortion also facing grave threats, illegal discharge, other raps

by Ben Serrano

November 30, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The CIDG-Caraga civilian agent who was arrested for extortion is now also facing other criminal charges like Grave Threats and Illegal Discharges of firearms, Caraga Police regional information office here officially reports.

 

            This developed after Manobo Tribal Chieftain Datu Leonardo Tauwon Galbo, 48, married a...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Set aside politics, new 
village, SK heads told

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Newly-elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials should set aside politics as they try to provide the needs of their communities, according to Cavite 1st District Cong. Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Abaya recently facilitated the oath-taking of new barangay and SK officials here and in the province at the Capiz gymnasium.

In his speech, Abaya said the challenge to the new officials is to maximize their services...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


CIDG agent who tried to extort P8T cash from tree farmers in Agusan River arrested

by Ben Serrano, GMANEWS.TV

November 30, 2010

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY- A civilian agent of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Caraga regional office based here in Butuan City was arrested by operatives of Butuan City Police Central Office Sunday afternoon, Caraga Police regional information office here said.

            In a official report by Butuan City Poli...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

My friend,

De Lima opposes Special Court for Ampatuan massacre trial? National Press Club 
believes she will support this proposal to speed up the process. Read NPC's 
reaction to Secretary De Lima's objection at this site: 
http://totocausing.com/press-freedom-issu/npc-believes-de-lima-will-support-petition-for-massacre-special-court/

Patriotically,

Berteni "Toto" Causing

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Statement of National Press Club President Jerry S. Yap on DOJ De Lima’s 
objection to NPC’s ...

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PINOY SMART SAVERS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Pinoy Smart Savers 

10 practical tips for saving on gifts
From Alvin T. Tabañag
 
1. Prepare a gifts list, review carefully and remove unnecessary names from the list.  Include in the list what gift you will give to each person and how much is the budget.  
 
2. Don’t feel obligated to buy gifts if your budget is really tight.  There’s no rule that says you have to give gifts to enjoy Christmas.   A warm and sincere greeting will be as meaningful as a material gift.  
 
3. Create your own gifts instead of buying t...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


NFA to buy rice from Filipino farmers maybe good or bad
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 30, 2010-Is it a good news or a bad news? Instead of buying rice from Thailand and Vietnam, Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee revealed in his study that the National Food Authority (NFA) should buy rice to Filipino farmers after the NFA’s debt has ballooned to over P171 billion pesos in the month of May.

Recto issued his statement attributed to over-impor...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Mgen Espino-7th ID reaffirms its right to stand firm on FMMR issue
By Jason de Asis
 
FORT MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, November 30, 2010–Mgen Ireneo C Espino, Chief of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division (7ID), Philippine Army reaffirms its right to possess and administer the Fort Magsaysay Military Reservation (FMMR) amidst the growing number of informal settlers in the area.

The Batas International Media finds out that some 15,000 individuals have been squatting in the portion of...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Chiz calls for senate inquiry about the MRT3 project
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 30, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero calls for senate inquiry about the Metro Rail Transit Corporation owned by John Robert Sobrepeña prompting him to clarify issues and concern about the MRT 3 project which started in 1997.

“Who really controls the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) project between the government and the Sobrepeña Group?” That’s the question of the Senator when the Department o...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 30, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (He Made us Friends of GOD!) 
Through his death and resurrection Jesus makes us citizens of heaven and friends of God. The Lord Jesus wants us to live in joyful hope and confident expectation that he will come again to fully establish his kingdom of righteousness and peace. 
  
Memorial of St. Andrew 
Romans 10: 9-18 
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 
Luke 10:21-24 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven ...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sotto hits funds for contraceptives
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Majority Floor Leader Vicente C. Sotto III remains his position on the issue of the government allocating funds for contraceptives saying that spending almost P900 million of taxpayers’ money for acquisition of various forms of contraceptives are still unreasonable for him.
He added that it would be more unreasonable to approve it if the implementing agency cannot even justify the program.
The Senator ...

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Mild quake hits Capiz 

By Felipe V. Celino

Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 15:58:00 11/29/2010

Filed Under: earthquakes, Philippines - Regions

ROXAS CITY, Philippines—A 2.8-magnitude earthquake hit the province of Capiz 7:45 Monday morning.

Reynaldo Antioquia of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in Roxas City said the epicenter of the earthquake was about 21 kilometers northwest of the city.

The earthquake was also felt in Ivisan town, some 16 kilometers from Ro...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Justice sought for Surigao nursing student Rosalyn Abadiez’ death

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Close relatives, friends and even acquaintances of nursing student Rosalyn Abadiez who passed away November 9 afternoon at a local hospital here are now seeking justice and wanted to know the truth behind her untimely demise.

 

            SPO1 Rodolfo Gabisay, Chief of Intelligence and Investigation of the Surigao del Norte and Surigao City Office of...


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PERRY SCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Welcome to Global Balita  

GLOBAL BALITA 

Global Filipinos in perspective -- 

                 "From Manila Bay to San Francisco Bay"
 

BALITANG KUTSERO

‘Goodbye, I hate to see you go’

 By Perry Diaz

Days after President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino confirmed that he was dating his stylist Liz Uy, sources to P-Noy and Liz told ABS-CBN News that P-Noy “has not been successful in winning the celebrity stylist’s heart – at least, not yet.” Malacañang maintained its stance of ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P50T reward for arrest of suspect who stabbed Surigao City Mayor’s political strategist

by Ben Serrano

     November 28, 2010

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City Mayor Engineer Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas offered P50,000 cash reward for anybody who can give information leading to the arrest of the suspect who stabbed his chief election campaigner and political strategist Mr. Balgamelo Cabiling Ma.

            Ma, 59, married, who is now working at the City Administrators’ ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agaw Armas gang victimized Robinson’s Mall land security guard in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Six still unidentified armed men suspected to be members of Agaw Armas gang seized the issued Shotgun and live ammunitions of a security guard guarding newly acquired land property of Robinson’s Property Corp. located at J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City this city.

            Robinson’s is planning to build a Mall in said land and ground bre...


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TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 


PRAISE THE LORD !!! Left by my plane in Saigon  to Manila, I am

        BACK TO PHNOM PENH
             AND SINGING!
(A Testimony of Adventure and Faith, and About God's Love, Protection and Provision While I Am In Foreign Lands )

                            
       by  Dr. Norbert L. Mercado,BAJ,BABC,MNSA,DD,DSM,PhD

I knew I was in trouble as I looked at my Cebu Pacific return ticket to Manila.
It was November 28,2010,  7:30 A.M. in Saigon. And I have just arrived from Vientianne, Laos by b...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Neophyte Surigao del Norte Board Member is new PBLMP National VP for Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Neophyte Surigao del Norte Senior Provincial Board Member Myrna M. Romarate, wife of Surigao del Norte Second District Congressman Guillermo Romarate, Jr. was elected as the new National Vice President of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines during the league's national convention in Heritage Hotel, Pasay City last November 2...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Aquino pushes for responsible parenthood

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — President Benigno Aquino III gave the Department of Health and the Population Commission (PopCom) a fresh mandate to continue implementing Responsible Parenthood (RP) classes.

This is to provide information on all types of medically safe and legally acceptable methods of family planning, including birth spacing.

In a press release, Aquino said he wants the media to continue monitoring and reporting on RP classes...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Mambusao police chief sacked

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The Mambusao police chief was relieved for failing to stop illegal gambling activities in his area of responsibility.

Effective yesterday, Insp. Lauro dela Torre was transferred to Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO).
He was replaced by SPO4 Edwin Javedra as officer-in-charge.

Dela Torre was relieved for failing to implement the “One-Strike Policy” of then Police Regional Office 6 Director, Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr.

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Recto mandates NFA to buy rice only from local farmers
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, November 28, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee said that he is seriously studying to scrutinize the inclusion of a special provision in the 2011 national budget requiring the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy rice only from local farmers instead of buying from Thailand or Vietnam.

Recto said that the NFA should buy locally in order to make it profitable for local far...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko-Mt. Bulusan alerts the government
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, senate chair of the committee on agriculture and food visited several towns around the restive Mt. Bulusan volcano to personally survey the effects of Mt. Bulusan’s recent ash explosions.
 
Pangilinan saw massive boulders that have been washed down from slopes of the volcano clogging the Cadacan River of Barangay Cogon, Irosin where in some areas the lahar dep...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Cannibalized carnapped car in Butuan City found infront cockpit abandoned by car thieves
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The carnapped Toyota Vios model 2004 was finally found cannibalized infront Octagon Cockpit in Purok 3, Barangay Bading, Butuan City early dawn Saturday, a day after car thieves stole it from Shell Gas Station in Ochoa Avenue corner J.C. Aquino this city.

            Police said the car is now at the custody of the Butuan City Police Statio...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


1 killed, 3 others seriously hurt after wayward logging truck rammed into vehicles in Surigao
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A gold panner was killed while three others seriously hurt after a fully loaded ten wheelers logging truck losses  its brake, ran wayward and rammed into multi-cab, tricycle and two single motorcycles along descending national highway at crowded commercial area Barangay Poblacion Barobo, Surigao del Sur Thursday afternoon, belated police...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Thieves caught in the act of stealing NIA bulldozer sprockets arrested
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Security personnel guarding National Irrigation Administration compound in Barangay Sanghan, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte arrested three thief suspects who were caught in the act of stealing bulldozer sprockets from the NIA stockroom inside said compound Friday morning.

            Caraga police regional information office official report identified the sus...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 29, 2010 - Monday Meditation (He caused Blessings to Ovetake You!) 
As a child of the Most High God, your steps are ordered by Him. He has a specific place of blessing prepared for you. When you live a life of obedience to the Word of God, He promises to supply every one of your needs. Just as God directed Elijah to his place of blessing, God is directing you, too. He’s aligning the right opportunities for you and causing the right people to come along your path to help y...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Trillanes lauded the proposed increased of combat duty pay of AFP soldiers

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV lauded the endorsement of the Senate committee to national defense and security to the proposed increase of the combat duty pay of the commissioned officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

 

Senator Chiz Escudero, chair of the national defense and security and Senate Pro-Tempore Jinggoy...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


MIC program of Phl and Korea are needed for Phl economic sustainability
By Jason de Asis

 
SEOUL, South Korea, November 29, 2010–Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology emphasized the need to innovate for economic sustainability through the Multi-Industry Cluster (MIC) program, a Korean cooperation initiative in the country that will promote regional innovation by leveraging regions’ existing competitive strengths.

Angara said in the Korea-Philipp...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Sotto proposed the banning of children riding at the backseat of motorcycle
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III yesterday proposed the banning in the streets of children riding at the backseat of a motorcycle under Senate Bill No. 2609.

Sotto raised his concerned in the potential risk of children who are being exposed to threat particular in the continuing growing number of motorcycle users, being the most affordable mode of transpor...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P11-M worth of fully grown bananas destroyed in suspected NPA raid at Dole plantations in Surigao, says PNP, military 

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - While Mindanao Week of Peace spearheaded by Roman Catholic’s Caraga Conference for Peace and Development celebrated here at Caraga region's capital, Butuan City, suspected NPA rebels  on the other hand raided a banana plantation owned by Dole Philippines in Barangay Anahaw in Tago, Surigao del Sur over ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Cagayanon losses car to carnappers at broad daylight in Shell gas station in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A Cagayan de Oro City resident who forgot to lock the doors of his driven silver colored Toyota Vios 2004 model car after loading gas fuel at Shell gasoline station located at busy J.C. Aquino Avenue cor. Ochoa Avenue losses it from car thieves past noon yesterday Friday. 


            The car’s driver Sonny Boy Neriquita ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 28, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Gospel of Fulfillment!) 
His point here is that the exact “hour” is not important. What is crucial is that we not postpone our repentance, that we be ready for Him - spiritually and morally - when He comes. For He will surely come, He tells us - like a thief in the night, like the flood in the time of Noah. 
  
  
The First Sunday of Advent 
Isaiah 2:1-5 
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4a, 4b-5, 6-7, 8-9 
Romans 13:11-14 
Matthew 24:37-44 As were the days of Noah...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Asian parliamentarians are applying disaster risk reduction to achieve MDG
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-The parliamentarians who came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand met for three days (November 25 to 27, 2010) in the Consultative Meeting for Parliamentarians on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction: An Instrument for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals’ which was held in cooperation wi...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Sotto urges DepEd to include drug abuse prevention education program in grades 5 and 6
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to seriously consider a “drug abuse prevention education program" and appropriate a portion of its proposed P207.3 billion budget on 2011.

Sotto urged DepEd to include in their regular curriculum of grades 5 and 6 pupils the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Antonino denies he’s eyeing governorship to challenge Umali

By Jason de Asis

 

JAEN, Nueva Ecija, November 28, 2010–Outgoing fourth district Rep. Rodolfo Antonino yesterday denied he is eyeing the Capitol in 2013 to challenge the reelection bid of Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali amidst reports that his partymates from the Bagong Lakas ng Nueva Ecija are set to bolt the party founded by the late Joson patriarch to join the governor’s Unang Sigaw Partido ng Pagbabago.

 

Antonino told ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara urges Phl to prioritize the establishment of DSMC
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-By preparing better the nation in dealing with the multiple disasters that hit the country, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), urges the government for the establishment of the Disaster Science Management Center (DSMC) as a national priority next year.
 
The DSMC helps citizens for the typhoons and simila...


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Climate disasters will kill all of us unless…

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
  BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LABOR CONTRACTUALIZATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO COURT: If contractualization in the hiring of employees is such a bad idea, how come no one has ever filed a case in court to nullify the laws that have given rise to it?

The laws on contractualization, appearing under Articles 106 to 109 of Presidential Decree 442, as amended, which is the Labor Code of the Philippines, have been there since the 1970’s. How come nobody has dared to test its legality in court even up to no...
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Melo resignation due to DILG rift?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
  BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

MELO RESIGNATION DUE TO RIFT WITH DILG? Is the resignation of Chairman Jose A.R. Melo of the Commission on Elections prompted by the poll body’s rift with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the issue of barangay captains who have been elected to their fourth terms and yet have nevertheless been proclaimed by the Comelec and would even be allowed to continue serving come December 1, 2010?
 
            I am asking this because DILG Secretary ...
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PNoy’s lovelife; Pacman, Soledad violating Charter?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, November 28, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


PNOY’S LOVELIFE A PUBLIC CONCERN: All this crap about Malacanang or the Office of the President not wanting to talk about the love life of President Aquino should be stopped posthaste: just like his state of health which the 1987 Constitution requires to be made known to the public, the President’s state of the heart is a matter of public concern, which the public has a right to know.

    The President and his subalterns must tell us who is the woman that he is seei...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

            43 Baltazar St .

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Las Piñas City

Tel. No. 556-8952  Fax No. 846-5893

E-mail address: emedakanay@yahoo.com

 

  


TO:  OPINION EDITORS AND SENATORS

                                         

            November 25, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam:

The agitation for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States is ill-advised.  True, there are provisions in the agreement that violate the ess...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda commits her 2011 PDAF for the construction of green schools
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Climate Change announced that she  committed her 2011 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for the construction of  “green schools” after her proposal to allocate at least one percent of the national budget for disaster risk reduction.
 
The Senator intended to prioritize and to address the long-standi...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara calls for monitoring of the nation’s water footprint to avert worsening water crisis
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) calls for a careful monitoring of the nation’s water footprint in order to avert a worsening water crisis.

Angara said that the country’s water footprint is advantageous to policymakers and water-related institutions, adding tha...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko saddened by the negative growth rate in 3rd quarter of 2010 in agri sector
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the senate’s committee on agriculture and food was saddened by the country’s negative growth rate in the agricultural sector (-2.62%) from January to September 2010 despite the 6.5% growth in the economy in general.

He expressed grief when the Department of Agriculture reported the negative growth due to t...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Drillon says no actual cut in the budget of 112 state universities and colleges
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee clarified yesterday that there was no actual cut in the budget of the country’s 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs) which he is currently deliberating the proposed P1.645 trillion national outlay.

Drilon said that the budget for SUCs in the 2010 budget was loaded with congressional i...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 27, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (This World is Passing Away!) 
Our adversary the devil does not rest in his attempt to lure us away from God's will for our lives. If he cannot succeed in getting us to renounce our faith in Christ, he will try, little by little, to distract us from pursuing God, especially in prayer and listening to his word. "Lord Jesus, rouse my spirit to the truth that this world is passing away. Give me a lively faith, a joyful hope, and a fervent love to...

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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

LIGALIGIN NATIN

BY: JUN MALIGALIG 


BUKOD SA LOTTO JACKPOT, PORK BARREL DAPAT DING TAPYASAN

 

NAGPAPANSIN ang kongresista mula sa Eastern Samar  na si Rep. Ben Evardone. Pati ba naman jackpot prize sa Grand Lotto 6/55 ng Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) ay napagdiskitahan ng mamang ito. Lumobo na kasi kabayan ang tatamaan sa Grand Lotto 6/55 dahil umabot na ito sa Php 633,000.00 ang grand prize kamakalawa at wala pa ring nakakuha sa lumabas na winning numbers na 04, 41, 40, 5...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Pacquiao as tourism poster boy will be a tourism KO for Phl - solon
By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, November 26, 2010–Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara yesterday called on President Aquino to tap Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao as tourism poster boy in order for the country to score a “spectacular knockout” in terms of tourism arrivals in the country.

Angara said Pacquiao’s global prominence and his stature as the recognized no. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world today, aside from being t...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara identifies COMSTE priority projects for 2011
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), identified their priority projects for 2011 such as Telemedicine, Remote-Sensing for Agriculture, Electronic Vehicles and Green Transport and Disaster Science.

He said that the country is one that kept relatively strong economic growth throughout the global recession a...


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KILATIS (PANDAY-LIPUNAN)

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : KIT KILATIS 
Sixto Baflor Lagare posted in Media Pipol.
PRESS RELEASE
25 November 2010

Gov’t pension fund chiefs vow to restore trust, regain members’ confidence

“We will earn it one day at a time” 

“We envision GSIS to become the most service-focused agency in government – providing not just any kind of service, but responsive service.”

This was the message of  Robert Vergara, President and General Manager of the Government Service Insurance System, as he spoke Tuesday before the officials of the Department of Education-National Employees’ Union (DepEd-NEU), the country’s largest union of non-teaching personnel, in a forum held in Tagaytay City.

Vergara said the pension fund is working to improve its service delivery to all stakeholders especially teachers, who account for more than half of its membership base. 

He added, “in compliance with the marching order given by the President in his first 100 Days, the new administration will prioritize resolving the various problems of the teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Education Department.” 

The chief of the pension fund cited some of the measures being carried out by the agency to attain service-responsiveness:

1. Reduced the number of members’ unposted payments and  unreconciled account balances from P30 billion in September to P3.8 billion as of 2 November 2010. 

2. Improved access to GSIS services by tapping the Land Bank of the Philippines as additional depository bank to expand services for members and deploying more GW@Ps kiosks. By the first quarter of 2011, Land Bank will start servicing pensioners and gradually expand its services to include all GSIS members. At the same time, GSIS will deploy additional 500 GW@Ps Kiosks in line with the enrollment of members and pensioners to the Unified Multipurpose Identification (UMID) - compliant eCard.

 “No Secrets”
 
For his part, Daniel Lacson, Jr., Board Chairman, said the new GSIS Board will be consultative, transparent and service-focused. “We will engage our stakeholders wherever they are and we will always consult them.  In whatever we do, there will be no secrets and we will ensure we can defend in Plaza Miranda, any new policy, the Management and the Board will implement.”  

Lacson added GSIS is undertaking a comprehensive review of all the reform measures implemented in the past and evaluating their impact to the stakeholders. “ We have asked the different GSIS offices to tell us the history of these reforms so we can understand the reasons behind them.”

Vergara pointed out the review is all about “restoring the heart and the spirit of RA 8291 (Revised Government Service Insurance Act of 1997) which is to provide the basic social safety net to look after us in our old age.”

The Union presented a total of 21 national issues related to the GSIS’s policies and programs, which included the Premium-based policy, the Claims and Loans Interdependency Policy, and the recent move of the GSIS to put qualifications on the entitlement to survivorship pension. These policies, the Union said should be scrapped in the interest of all GSIS members and pensioners. 

Vergara committed that even as Management is finding the solutions to these concerns, their implementation will take some time. “So I ask for your patience and understanding.”

He vowed GSIS “will work tirelessly to regain your confidence and trust.  And we will do this the only way I know:  we will earn it one day at a time.”

DepED-NEU and GSIS Cooperation 

Atty. Domingo Alidon, national president of the DepED-NEU, said the presence of both the Chairman and PGM to the Forum, ushers a new era of cooperation between the GSIS and the Union. “This is the first time that we hear GSIS officials facing our issues squarely. Gone are the days that we fight GSIS and take our issues to the streets.” 

The DepED-NEU pledged its full support to the new GSIS member-friendly administration. “Nakahanda ang unyon na makipagtulungan  sa bagong pamunuan ng GSIS para makahanap ng solusyon sa mga problemang idinulog namin sa kanila. Mag-sasagawa ang unyon ng regular na konsultasyon kasama ang GSIS.”
Sixto Baflor Lagare 4:36pm Nov 25
PRESS RELEASE
25 November 2010

Gov’t pension fund chiefs vow to restore trust, regain members’ confidence

“We will earn it one day at a time” 

“We envision GSIS to become the most service-focused agency in government – providing not just any kind of service, but responsive service.”

This was the message of Robert Vergara, President and General Manager of the Government ...

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To The One Who Conquers

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 


To The One Who Conquers
by Dr. Norberto L. Mercado

Storm the Gates for Christ !


The conference on Oriental studies at Chulalongkorn University ended about two hours ago, and I'm back to my hotel.

I have taken my bags, and I am in an internet cafe beside the Northern Train Station in Bangkok, Thailand.

At 8:00 P.M. , I'll take the train to the north - to Vientianne,Laos - a 12-hour ride .

I'll sleep in the train, and we will arrive in Vientianne at around 8:00 A.M.

From Vientianne, I'll tr...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 26, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Ever-Present Lord!) 
While we wait for the Lord's physical return in glory, we can know his presence with us through the work and action of the Holy Spirit who dwells in our hearts. The Lord Jesus comes daily and frequently to those who long for him and he speaks tenderly to our hearts like a lover who whispers in the ear of the beloved. He comes to show us the way to our heavenly Father and to give us the hope of eternal life. Do you recognize...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 


NPA surrendered with firearms to Aurora authorities
By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, November 26, 2010-A former member of Sentro De Grabidad Nueva Ecija-Aurora (SDG NE-Aurora) of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) under Antonio Layko Alias Ka Berto/Ambo operating in Central Aurora and part of Nueva Ecija recently surrendered here to  authorities.

Ltc Kurt A Decapia, Commanding Officer of 48IB which is based in Barangay Calabuanan identified the rebel as Raymond J. Domingo alias ka Arman, 22 years ...


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KILATIS (PANDAY-LIPUNAN)

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : KIT KILATIS 

PRESS RELEASE
25 November 2010

Gov’t pension fund chiefs vow to restore trust, regain members’ confidence

“We will earn it one day at a time” 

“We envision GSIS to become the most service-focused agency in government – providing not just any kind of service, but responsive service.”

This was the message of Robert Vergara, President and General Manager of the Government Service Insurance System, as he spoke Tuesday before the officials of the Department of Education-National Employees...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

VFA’s (Ir) relevance at present times

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 26, 2010-Shall we or shall we not?

 

This is the $64-question that nags our national consciousness when it comes to the issue of the Visiting Forces Agreement whose relevance – or the lack of it – begs intellectual exchange among our people in government and society.

 

Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Co – Chair, LOVFA was right in stating that an issue...


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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : JGL Eye 


JGL Eye
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

PH CONGRESS SHOULD PASS “HEARSAY LAW”

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) – One of the surviving victims of the Maguindanao Massacre is frustrated that her father is not being considered as one of the journalist victims massacred in Maguindanao a year ago.
In an email to this columnist, Reynafe “Nenen” Momay-Castillo, a registered nurse, wants to take matters into her own hand so she can prove that her father, Renato “Bebot” Reynafe, a photographer of Midland Review, ...


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New Rotary prexy to visit Phl Dec. 1

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

INCOMING ROTARY PRESIDENT TO VISIT RP: Kalyan Banerjee, the incoming president of Rotary International (RI) for 2011-2012, is coming to the Philippines on December 1, 2010, to honor Filipino Rotarians and their life-saving rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts every time natural and other calamities devastate the country, and to encourage Rotarians to give more help to others when fatal disasters strike.

    Lyne Abanilla, a past district governor of RI District 381...
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Plant trees, earn euros; Sarmiento as poll chief

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

PLANT TREES, EARN EUROS: Rino Solberg and his company, Better Globe Group of Norway, have come up with an ambitious yet fully-achievable plan to combat climate change and global warming: planting trees where the planters earn euros (the European money) at the same time.

    In a speech before members of the Rotary Club of Intramuros under Rotary International District 3810 Thursday, November 25, 2010, Rino said the plan---planting and earning in one fell swoop---is in f...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Nov 25, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Not a Hair Will Perish!)



Nov 25, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Not a Hair Will Perish!) 
He told his disciples what it would cost to follow him. And he promised that he would never leave them alone, even in their time of tribulation.  Not a hair of your head will perish (Luke 21:18). The disciple who walks with Christ may lose their body but not their soul. 
  
  
Thanksgiving Day (in the US ) 
Sirach 50:22-24 
Psalm 145: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, ...


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To the One Who Conquers

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 

To the One Who Conquers
by Dr. Norberto L. Mercado

     

DR. NORBERTO L. MERCADO BOOKS FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN THE ASEAN REGION


     Today, I visited Thamassat University to donate my books to their main library. 

      Thamassat University is the second best university in the whole of Thailand, and one of the best in the ASEAN Region. The university is a walking distance from the Royal Palace in Bangkok.

       The International Communicators Open University which the Lord God led me ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Solon defends Angaras’ interests in Apeco

By Jason de Asis

 

 

BALER, Aurora, November 25, 2010–Rep.  Juan Edgardo Angara yesterday defended his clan’s interests in the development of the Aurora Special Economic Zone, saying it’s a natural position taken by somebody who wants to see his place flourish and be developed.

 

“It’s a given. Wasn’t (Senate President Juan Ponce) Enrile interested in Cagayan? Wasn’t (former) Senator (Richard) Gordon interested in Subic and Cla...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Solon warns attack on radioman might have ‘chilling’ effect on media in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 25, 2010–The bomb attack on the house of a radio broadcaster perceived to be supportive of the Aurora Special Economic Zone (Apeco) might have a chilling effect on the local media in the province and scare them from reporting on issues surrounding the controversial project.  

 

Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara of the lone district of Aurora said the bomb attack on Ber...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Kiko invites public for live streaming of senate proceedings

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan invites the public to closely watch the senate in action as the live streaming finally gets operational in the upper house, four months after filing of Resolution 53 calling for live streaming of senate proceedings.

 

He said that opening public proceedings to new media of late has become a vital source of interaction not only in...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara calls to reexamine the Phl mutual defense treaty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on foreign relations urged his colleagues to reexamine the Philippines' mutual defense alliances that could now be based on outdated assumptions in the recent hearing of the Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement (LOCVFA).

 

Angara said that it is important to discuss underlying defens...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Nueva Ecija gets 3.4 million euros grant from Spanish gov't for disaster mitigation

By Jason de Asis

 

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 25, 2010–The provincial government of Nueva Ecija has been chosen as recipient of 3.4 million euros (P203 million) worth of grant from the Spanish government in recognition of the local government's capacity to respond to disaster and calamity situations and implement rehabilitation programs.

 

The grant, the first of its kind involving disaster r...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Joson joining Umali camp? Boyet says it’s possible

By Jason de Asis

 

QUEZON, Nueva Ecija, November 25, 2010–“If you can’t beat them, join them.”

 

This saying appears to be holding true in the case of the camp of the once politically dominant Joson clan after one of its members said he is willing to join Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali in his party, Unang Sigaw Partido ng Pagbabago.

 

Mayor Mariano Cristino Joson, who lost to Umali in the 2007 gubernatorial race that ended...


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BLACK ROBE PASTOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

Integrity Lost In America, Subtitled... Thou Shall Not Lie !

As many have been communicating with me as of late of the growing issues of American and State's Government abuses and corruption. I have been sincerely praying about what people are sharing as those examples of governmental corruption and as well as the solutions they are also proposing. I have been told and been given many examples of both evil acts of Government agencies and or their employees and the self prescribed sol...

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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Quo Vadis, Manny Pacquiao?

  

At 32 years old, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao achieved what nobody in the world – nay, history – has achieved.  Born dirt poor, Pacquiao slugged his way to greatness, one weight division at a time – from flyweight to super welterweight – and captured eight world championship titles in eight weight divisions.  Indeed, there is only one man on earth today who could break his record – himself.

 

Asked what his plans are n...


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OFW faces beheading in Saudi; abolish DOT?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


OFW faces beheading in Saudi; abolish DOT?

    ABOLISH DOT TO PROMOTE PHILIPPINE TOURISM? US-based topnotch Filipino lawyer, Dan I. Amosin, says, in reaction to our item on “OK Philippines” the other day,  that the Department of Tourism (DOT) should be abolished instead to make Philippine tourism work.

Here is his full reaction, sent through the e-group of the Sigma Rho Fraternity of the UP College of Law: “No matter how much the DOT would promote tourism, tourists...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Pope hits the nail right on the head!

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 24, 2010- By now, officials of the Catholic Church may be raising hell – literally and figuratively – over the recent statements of Pope Benedict XVI that use of condoms may be used as a means to fight HIV/AIDS. At a time when so-called pro-life priests and Catholic lay leaders are moving heaven and earth to fight the RH Bill, the Pope’s statements come like a dampener to frenzied efforts to ha...


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TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 

BANGKOK SUNSET


I was in a city bus which plied the avenues of Bangkok,Thailand just  an hour ago - at sunset time.

I came from Chulalongkorn University, the number one university in Thailand where I'm attending a seminar on Oriental studies,  on my way home.

The bus I took was an old one - without air-con. But the old buses here are unlike the cramped buses which have been plying Metro Manila for years.

There are more non-air con buses plying this city than the ones with air-con.

The buses here ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 24, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (HIS Grace is Enough!)



Most of us, our call is to be 'dry' martyrs who bear testimony to the joy and power of the gospel in the midst of daily challenges, contradictions, temptations and adversities which come our way as we follow the Lord Jesus. Jesus tells us that we do not need to fear our adversaries. God will give us sufficient grace, strength, and wisdom to face any trial and to answer any challenge to our faith. Are you ready t...


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“Ok, Philippines” better than “Wow! Philippines”

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


SEC. LIM MUST RESIGN, TOO: I am not in favor of the resignation of Tourism Undersecretary Vicente Romano. It is a dangerous precedent.

If Romano’s resignation is accepted, all that Cabinet men who are under-performing or who are not doing anything at all would have to do is to require their subordinates to resign to allow them to escape liability.

    It is Secretary Alberto Lim who should resign, for Romano could not have conceptualized, launched and pursued the disc...
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Celino vows not to abuse bizmen

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City —Mayor Angel Alan Celino vowed not to abuse businessmen here.

During the consultative meeting sponsored by the Joint Chamber Office of the Roxas City Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. and the Capiz Halaran Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the mayor told the attending businessmen “Use me. But I will never use you.”

Businessman William Bantigue clarified what Celino meant. The latter explained that he will not abuse, thr...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Various Caraga media, militant student groups held indignation rallies commemorating Maguindanao massacre

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY- Different media, militant students and local government organizations here in Caraga region commemorating the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre today.

            In Surigao City, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Surigao del Norte chapter joined the local government unit of Surigao City, variou...


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

 43 Baltazar St .

Philamlife Village, Pamplona

Las Piñas City

Tel. No. 556-8952  Fax No. 846-5893

E-mail address: emedakanay@yahoo.com

 

  


TO:  OPINION EDITORS AND SENATORS

                                         

            November 22, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam:

P-Noy has declared November 23rd a National Day of Remembrance to commemorate the Maguindanao Massacre tragedy.  It is fitting to do this every year for as long as justice has not been accorded to every victim and puni...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Various Caraga media, militant student groups held indignation rallies commemorating Maguindanao massacre

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Different media, militant students and local government organizations here in Caraga region commemorating the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre today.

            In Surigao City, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Surigao del Norte chapter joined the local government unit of Surigao City,...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING 


Ampatuans must be burned to death!

By BERTENI “TOTO” CAUSING

The Philippines and the rest of the world are commemorating today, November 
23, 2010, the first year after 57 persons were killed in the town of Ampatuan, 
province of Maguindanao in the most brutal manner one can imagine.

With this, the memory I dread the most riots in my mind and they cannot go out 
of my head.

For being a human being and a journalist, it is too hard to resist the urge of 
expressing my disgust about the incident—a...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Long-time suspected shabu pusher in Butuan finally arrested by authorities

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Long-time shabu pusher victimizing mostly students and young adults here finally got arrested in a buy bust operation by Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) headed by Police Inspector Junyd Marohom and local PDEA operatives.

 

            AIDSOTF in their report to Caraga Police Regional Office here identified the long-tim...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Non-Aurorans telling Aurorans what to do? It sucks.

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE, OFFICE, Manila, November 23, 2010-As an Auroran, born and raised in Baler, it mystifies me how non-Aurorans and non-residents of Baler would tell us right in our faces how we should run the affairs of our province.

 

Outsiders–aliens if you may–have the gall to say this is how Aurora should be run when in truth and in fact, they never had any stake in its future nor took part in the hardships of the not...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 23, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Slouching Towards Gomorrah ?)



We often don't recognize the moral crisis and spiritual conflict of our age, until something "shakes us up" to the reality of our present condition. The reward for doing what is right and just and the penalty for sin and wrong-doing are not always experienced in this life; but they are sure to come in the day of judgment. God intends our anticipation of his final judgment to be a powerful deterrent to wrongd...


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Of lawyers, and due process in Maguindanao case

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

EFFECTIVE AND SLOPPY LAWYERS---THE DIFFERENCE: When a lawyer takes up the cause of a client, he is either effective, or sloppy. You will know that the lawyer is effective if the other party starts hitting and destroying the lawyer of his or her adversary. And you will know that the lawyer is sloppy if the adverse party is happy with him (or her).

So, what can the lawyer, who is being hit because of his work, do? Simply pray to God, and be assured that, even if he is de...
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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

LIGALIGIN NATIN
BY: JUN MALIGALIG

PASAWAY NA TAXI DRIVERS AT MMDA TRAFFIC ENFORCER

NAKATANGGAP ang inyong lingkod ng ilang mensahe mula sa e-mail. Bigyan pansin muna natin mga kabayan ang mga kalokohang nangyayari sa terminal ng Alabang Festival Mall sa Muntinlupa City. Isang ginang na reporter mula sa isang lokal na pahayagan ang nang-gagalaiti sa galit matapos  umattend sa birthday party ng kanyang apo na ginanap kamakailan sa MACDO Festival Mall. Matapos ang party, lumabas na ng mall ang ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 22, 2010 - Monday Meditation ("Good" vs "God" Thing)



If you are doing something that always seems hard, always seems heavy and drains the energy out of you, you might want to spend some time in prayer before God and see if that’s really what He has for you. Just because it’s a “good” thing doesn’t mean it’s a “God” thing. But when it is God, you’ll know it. You’ll feel His supernatural grace empowering you and refreshing you every step of the way...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

Balitang Kutsero

By Perry Diaz   

 

Liz and Da Prez

 

The love story of “Liz and Da Prez” is a modern-day Cinderella story: the 50-year king of Pilipinas falling in love with his 28-year old hair stylist.  It was “love at first cut.”  Yup, the moment Liz made the first cut of Da Prez’s hair, he was bewitched by Liz’s simple beauty.  “Talagang kay ganda!” (So beautiful!), Da Prez mused.  He was never the same again.

 

Then, Da Prez called his spin meister Ricky and tol...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Environmentalists group condemns attempted media slay

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 22, 2010-The group of the Noble Blue Falcons International, Environmentalists, Peace Crusaders led by National President, Prof. Leonardo "Onad" Usita  condemned the desperate act of the recent assassination plot to a veteran newsman in his house, yesterday night.


“Unidentified men hurled a bomb Wednesday night at the house of the principled media man, Bernie Rada, a veteran broadcaster of...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda lauds SC for protecting the environment

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 22, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources lauded the Supreme Court (SC) for the environment protection and citizen welfare by issuing of ‘writ of kalikasan’ and a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) against the First Philippine Industrial Corp (FPIC) and First Gen Corporation.

 

The order would compel the two...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Filipino-Norwegian conglomerate to explore, mine Deuterium gas deposits in Surigao 
by Ben Serrano
November 22, 2010

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - A Filipino-Norwegian conglomerate who formed exploration and mining firm, Siargao Island Mining Development Corporation have already expressed to explore and mine huge Deuterium gas deposit in Siargao Island that will based in the coastal town of Pilar. 

             "The conglomerate applied 1,500 kilometers wide, long and deep area concession ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Pacman mulled as climate change spokesperson too

by Ben Serrano

November 22, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Apart from being Philippine’s Tourism poster boy, a house leader who graced the launching of community-led initiatives for climate change adaptations and disaster risk reduction initiatives here on Thursday wanted the People’s Champ as climate change spokesperson too.

 

            When asked during open forum here on what mechanisms, initiatives the government is d...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

PNP Chief turns over P1.5-M worth of equipment to Caraga Police

by Ben Serrano

November 21, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Philippine National Police Director General Raul M. Bacalzo turned over police equipment estimated to worth P1.5-M to Caraga Police Regional Office on Thursday.

 

            On the occasion of his first ever visit to Caraga Region last Wednesday and Thursday, Bacalzo turned over to Caraga Police Regional Director ...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Roxas City mayor says he’s no anti-business

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino admitted he was initially uncomfortable facing this city’s business sector due to his “hangover” on the elections in May this year.

But the mayor has come to his terms and said his acts must transcend politics.

Most of the big-time businessmen here supported the reelection bid of then Mayor Vicente Bermejo of the Ugyon Kita Capiz. But Celino, under the Liberal Party, defeated...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

COMSTE says Telehealth as the Phl priority for 2011-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 21 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that telehealth has the potential to become a game changer for the country, a top national priority for 2011.

 

The Senator has appropriated P100 Million for funding from the 2009 budget for the said program for improving basic health care services and de...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Kiko urges the government to ensure peoples’ safety as avian influenza is back

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 21, 2010-Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the senate on agriculture and food committee urges the Philippine government and other sectors to be united in monitoring the country’s farms to ensure that the avian influenza disease does not affect our country men.

 

The senator reported that avian influenza is back a few days ago and the first cas...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Highway robbers posing as passengers robbed passenger van in Surigao

by Ben Serrano

November 21, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY- Highway robberies who vicitmized already many helpless motorists in the past, rearing its ugly head anew in Caraga region?

 

This developed as three unidentified robbers who posed as passengers held and robbed at least ten passengers of a Surigao City-bound Hyundai-Grace van Wednesday evening  8 p.m. along national highway in Barangay Alipao, Alegria, Surig...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Climate Summit hosting issue already cost RP a diplomatic embarrassment, says Climate Change commissioner 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - The tug of war of who will host the crucial 2012 Global Climate Change Summit otherwise known as 18th Conference of Parties (COP) has already caused diplomatic embarrassment because Climate Change Commission Vice Chair Heherzon Alvarez endorsed South Korea while Department of Foreign Affairs endorses Qatar .

 

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

 Nov 21, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Christus Rex! - Is Jesus mY King?)



We make choices which may provoke questions or wonderings in the minds of others. We are “unusual” in how we relate with others, with injustices, with pains, losses, tragedies. We are not vanilla, we are “Salt of the Earth” and “Pepper” in the Soup”. Jesus as King did catch the attention of all who encountered Him.  Our entering His Kingdom follows His ways of catching people’s attenti...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Climate Summit hosting issue already cause diplomatic embarrassment to RP

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - The tug of war of who will really host the crucial 2012 Global Climate Change Summit otherwise known as 18th Conference of Parties (COP) has already caused some diplomatic embarrassments because Climate Change Commission Vice Chair Heherzon Alvarez endorsed South Korea while Department of Foreign Affairs endorses Qatar .

 

            Climate Ch...


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Evidence of “lightweight” Cabinet men

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LIGHTWEIGHTS AND DOT: Latest evidence of “lighweight Cabinet officials”? Read the news, from the CNN site yet, about the Department of Tourism (DOT) being forced to take down its latest website, because it is named confusingly-similar to a porn site. Really now, how can the DOT come up with a website for our country that bears a name similar to a porn-site?

    Or, perhaps this was no accident? Perhaps, if its plans were not derailed by a public furor, the DOT was o...
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Bird flu and high fever ailments curses from God

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 

 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


AVIAN INFLUENZA OR BIRD FLU AND SIMILAR DISEASES NOT REALLY EXTERMINATED: I am wondering why there is such a huge fuzz over the resurgence of avian influenza or bird flu. The disease, though it was unheard of for the last seven (7) years or so, was never really exterminated. It was just there, waiting to resurrect and inflict death and damage once again.

 The same thing is true with all other diseases associated with high fever, inflammation and extreme body temperatu...


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LIFESTYLE ATBP.

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Rey Luna 

LIFESTYLE  ATBP

                                            BY KUYA  REY  ARCILLA   LUNA

 

                                           Mga dapat taglayin ng isang Entrepinoy

 

                         Magandang araw po muli mga  ka-lifestyle, ang ating pag-uusapan ngayon

                         ay  ano nga ba ang mga katangian na dapat taglayin ng isang Entrepinoy?

 

                   *   May kakayahan na humarap sa mga mae-encounter nyang mga problema

                         ...


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LIFESTYLE ATBP.

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Rey Luna 

                                  LIFE-STYLE    ATBP….

                                   

                                        BY   KUYA  REY  ARCILLA   LUNA

                                   

                                             Mga pagkain na panlaban sa  STRESS  

 

            Magandang araw po muli, mga ka-lifestyle.  Sa araw-araw nating pamumuhay hindi

nating maiiwasang na tayo ay  ma-stress. Halimbawa na lang , Stress tayo  sa Bahay,    Stress  tayo  sa Traba...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

45 fully-armed NPA rebels burned logging truck in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, BUTUAN CITY- An estimated 45 suspected New People’s Army rebels burned a ten wheeler logging truck in Purok 13-A, Barangay Bit-os, Butuan City Thursday, belated report reaching Caraga regional information office here said.

 

            The report claimed the ten wheeler logging truck owned by Butuan Businessman Tata Tiu was loading logs at the vici...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Giant Christmas tree construction underway

ROXAS City — An about 30-foot Christmas tree is currently being put up at the site of the Roxas City fountain for the upcoming Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) and Christmas celebrations.

The giant Christmas tree "is a symbol of hope and unity among us," said Mayor Angel Alan Celino during a press conference dubbed "Kapihan ni Alan" at the Roxas City Hall.

The materials for the outdoor Christmas tree are recyclable, said Celino.

The tree can also be di...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

3 illegal Swertres coordinators allegedly collecting bets at Surigao City Rizal Park in broad daylight arrested 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City police operatives headed by PINSP FRUCTOSO E JABONERO arrested three illegal gambling SWERTRES coordinators allegedly collecting bets at busy Rizal Park on Thursday, police said.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspects as Cyrus Edillor Cabarubias, 44, resident of Pantalan 2, Sur...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

3 illegal Swertres coordinators allegedly collecting bets at Surigao City Rizal Park in broad daylight arrested 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City police operatives headed by PINSP FRUCTOSO E JABONERO arrested three illegal gambling SWERTRES coordinators allegedly collecting bets at busy Rizal Park on Thursday, police said.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspects as Cyrus Edillor Cabarubias, 44, resident of Pantalan 2, Sur...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P2-B Climate Change Fund bill will be pass into law by 2012

by Ben Serrano

November 19, 2010


            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Deputy House Speaker Rep. Lorenzo Taňada III assured Mindanao local officials who attended the launching of community-led initiatives for Climate Change adaptation at Philippine Gateway Hotel and Convention Center here yesterday claimed that the P2-B People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Bill will be pass into law by 2012. 


            Taňada who is guest speaker ...


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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL Eye

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

EIGHT IS ENOUGH

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) – Manny Pacquiao's latest and perhaps his greatest triumph over Mexican champion Antonio Margarito had just shown that he has nothing to prove anymore.

The Filipino wonder should now start listening seriously to his mother, Dionisia, that he hangs up his glove. This has been my stand several columns ago.

In fact, I agree with a disinterested observer, Roger F. Maslon, a French-born Polish American, who is not a boxing ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 20, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Use It for His Glory!) 
What are the gifts and talents God has given to you? Have you ever tried to accomplish a task with tools you were not trained to use? God allows each of us to develop skills that are unique to our life. He will not call you to use someone else's tools.  However, this is only half of the equation. These talents must be mixed with faith. Talent alone is not enough. Faith alone is not enough. It is only when the two are c...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Taiwanese drug manufacturer donates P5-M medicines to 4 Aurora hospitals

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, November 20, 2010–A Taiwanese drug manufacturer has donated some P5 million worth of quality medicines to the Aurora Memorial Hospital and three provincial government-run hospitals in the province.

 

Gaudi Phamaceuticals, through its local subsidiary Gaudi Trade Co., Ltd. Philippines, represented by Gao Pronove,  delivered the boxes of assorted medicines during ceremonial tu...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara-Castillo bats for tax break for Pacman

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 20, 2010–Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo has sought the grant of tax exemptions on the purse of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in recognition of his legendary ring exploits, including his conquest of the World Boxing Council superwelterweight title – his eight in as many divisions – following his sensational victory over a game but badly outclassed Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito.

 

Ang...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Filipino-Taiwanese firm eyes P380-M investments in Aurora ecozone

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 20, 2010–A Filipino-Taiwanese company has expressed interest to become a locator inside the economic zone here and invest some P380 million worth projects covering renewable energy, mariculture and coco oil.

 

Eco Market Solutions is planning to put up a P150-million biomass gassification power plant, a P200-million mariculture project and the coco mill by 2011.

 

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Pacman greatest Phl athlete of all time – Kiko

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 19, 2010–Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, who recently chalked up a record-setting eight (8) world title in as many divisions, should be recognized as the greatest-ever Filipino athlete of all time.

 

Sen. Francisco 'Kiko' Pangilinan said declaring Pacquiao as the greatest among Filipino athletes is a fitting coronation for his incredible ring exploits. The declaration was contained in ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

DENR exec denies benefitting from Apeco land deal, hits back at Palafox

By Jason deAsis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, November 19, 2010–A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, who was earlier linked by noted urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. to the alleged anomalous transfer of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone site to favor him, yesterday denied benefitting from the sale of the land and assailed Palafox for making unfair and baseless accusations against him.

 

Be...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 






IBP, prov’l board give free
legal aid to indigents

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Indigent residents in Sapian town have availed themselves of free legal assistance by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Capiz and the Provincial Board Committee on Social Justice and Human Rights yesterday.

Several residents consulted their legal problems to the battery of lawyers with the facilitation of Board member Remia Fuentes-Bartolome.

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Senator Osmeña’s (seeming) holier-than-thou attitude

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 19, 2010-I must “admire” Sen. Sergs Osmeña for his statesmanship. First of all, it was no mean feat seeing a senator running as an independent and winning with plenty to spare. With political butterflies now fluttering their wings in our midst, jumping from one political bandwagon to another, Sergs, I must say, is one rare, endangered political specie.He is not only a rarity. H...


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Rotary D-3810 chief attempts the impossible

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 

 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

ROTARY DISTRICT 3810 GOV. SALVADOR ATTEMPTS THE IMPOSSIBLE: For trying to carry out, on November 21, 2010, an unprecedented and unparalleled free medical-dental-surgical-legal mission all at the same time in Manila, Pasay City, Cavite and Occidental Mindoro---the four areas under Rotary International (RI) District 3810--- 2010-2011 District Gov. Tranquil Gervacio Salvador III has already assured himself of immortality in the world of Rotary.

 For, from the time RI est...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Army officer says Aurora task force “passive” in campaign vs illegal logging

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 19, 2010–The members of the provincial government-led task force which is spearheading the campaign against illegal logging are “passive” in the drive against tree-cutting and forest smuggling in the province.

 

This was according to Army Lt. Col. Kurt Decapia, battalion commander of the 48th Infantry Battalion who said this seeming passiveness among member...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Aurora, Quirino to set up joint checkpoints vs illegal loggers

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 19, 2010–The provincial governments of Aurora and Quirino will set up a joint checkpoint to check the passage of vehicles loaded with “hot logs” and illegally possessed  forest products.

 

Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said that Quirino Gov. Junie Cua assured her that a joint checkpoint in the territorial boundaries of the two provinces will be operationalized to clamp down ...


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1987 Charter abets rebellion, must be changed

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

1987 CONSTITUTION WENT A BIT TOO FAR: Do not get me wrong, but I really think the 1987 Constitution went a bit too far in many of its provisions, especially on the issue of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines being “the protectors of the Filipino people”.

    This provision is now being relied upon heavily by Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim and Col. Ariel Querubin to justify their rising up in arms against  the government of then President Arroyo, saying it was...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Aurora broadcaster’s house bombed

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP RAVINA, Baler, Aurora November 18, 2010-Unidentified men tossed a bomb inside the residential compound of a veteran broadcaster here Wednesday night, causing a wide explosion that damaged the front door of the house, police said yesterday.

 

No one was reported hurt in the explosion which occurred at around 7 pm Wednesday at the house of Bernie Rada, correspondent of CLTV 36. Rada, 39, is also a commentator of local radio stat...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘No fake meds can enter CEH’

ROXAS City — The administration of the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) yesterday assured residents of the province that fake medicines cannot penetrate the hospital pharmacy because they are exercising strict measures as regards quality control.

This came in the light of recent reports on the proliferation of fake medicines throughout the country.

Fake medicines "cannot penetrate the hospital since we have our therapeutic committee to meticulously exercise ...


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Black Robe Regiment Pastor

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

You Can't Fight City Hall – Or, Other Lies Big Brother Has Taught You

Oh the dreaded words that in the years past, they even came from my mouth ! How many Americans have said these very words; “You Can't fight City Hall.” What a horrible lie from the devil ! Us Americans have been conditioned to become like fat pigs for the ultimate slaughter. The Financial elite of the world have their butchers ready to carve us up anytime now. We even squeal and complain like pigs at times a...

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Pinoy Smart Savers

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Pinoy Smart Savers 

Pinoy Smart Savers
By: ALVIN T. TABAÑAG

It’s the time of year once more when many of us get loads of cash from year-end bonuses.  With extra juice in our pockets it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement that comes with the holidays and many will go into hyperactive spending mode.  Before you dash to the stores for some frenzied shopping or gear up for a week or two of non-stop celebrations, think about what this reckless spending can do to your financial health.  I don’t want to soun...
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Excalibur Mgt.

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Excalibur Mgt. 
Fleur-de-lis Centre for Peace, Inc. and Greenwatch Phils., Inc. Joint Press Statement

November 17, 2010

Peace advocacy and environmental groups condemn killing of top Filipino botanist

We join environmental and other advocacy groups in condemning the senseless killings of environmental scientist Leonardo Co, forest guard Sofronio Cortez and peasant Julius Borromeo who were caught in a cross-fire between the Phil. Army and the NPA while gathering specimen seedlings of endangered trees in a forested area in Kananga town, Leyte. 

They were part of a 5-man environmental research team commissioned by the Lopez-owned Energy Development Corp. (EDC), who hired Co as a Binhi project consultant to conduct a study on tree biodiversity in the area and to collect seedling specimens of wild trees for replanting. Co was a staunch advocate of forest conservation and restoration using native tree and plant species.

The untimely death of Leonardo Co is a big loss to the scientific community and the cause of environmental conservation in the country. Leonard Co is a known figure in the environmental community for conducting pioneering and trailblazing studies in Philippine biodiversity. He is hailed as the country’s best plant taxonomist. Rafflesia leonardi an endemic parasitic plant specie, one of the biggest flower in the Philippines, was named after Leonardo Co.

The reported crossfire also raised so many questions. Fleur-de-lis Centre for Peace, Inc. and Greenwatch Phils., Inc. join the call of relatives and friends for a thorough and independent investigation and demands that no white wash be allowed, since it involves powerful corporations as well as the military.

The Philippine Army 19th Infantry Battalion (IB) under the 802nd Infantry Brigade should be held responsible. They should have prioritized the protection and safety of the civilians present in the area, especially since the environmental research team was said to have gotten clearance from the military to conduct the research. 

The Lopez-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC) should also be equally held accountable for the incident. According to the 802nd Infantry, it was EDC who informed them of the presence of the rebels in the area. Since the EDC was the one who commissioned the study in the first place, it was incumbent upon them to secure the safety of  Co and his research team. 

The death of the three marks the first case of killing of environmentalists under the Aquino administration. It put the number of environmentalists killed in the country to a total of 36 since 2001. 

Most of the killings of environmentalists are allegedly done by military and paramilitary elements in areas where there is high concentration of military forces or intense militarization. Controversial projects which are environmentally destructive such as commercial logging and large-scale mining are often found in these areas.
Excaliburpr Mgt 4:34am Nov 18
Fleur-de-lis Centre for Peace, Inc. and Greenwatch Phils., Inc. Joint Press Statement

November 17, 2010

Peace advocacy and environmental groups condemn killing of top Filipino botanist

We join environmental and other advocacy groups in condemning the senseless killings of environmental scientist Leonardo Co, forest guard Sofronio Cortez and peasant Julius Borromeo who were caught in a cross-fire between the Phil. Army and the NPA while ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
I AM A JEALOUS GOD

Thus says the LORD:
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
nor the strong man glory in his strength,
nor the rich man glory in his riches;

But rather, let him who glories, glory in this,
that in his prudence he knows me,

Knows that I, the LORD, bring about kindness,
justice and uprightness on the earth;
For with such am I pleased, says the LORD.

*******

THE TWO COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS 

[GOD'S TEN COMMANDMENTS (through Moses)]


"This is the greatest and the first commandment: 
You shall...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Washington Accord accreditation a boon to Phl engineers – Angara

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010- The socalled Washington Accord, which is an agreement among nations that recognize the equivalence of engineering programs is a boon to Filipino engineers who will be allowed to practice as professionals in the signatories.

Sen. Edgardo Angara stressed that Filipino engineers can avail of this opportunity even as the Congressional Commission on Science, Technolog...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Villar seeks perks for village execs, tanods

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010 – Sen. Manny Villar has proposed the grant of financial benefits to the punong barangay or barangay chairman and members of the sangguning barangay, including a retirement fund in recognition of their significant contribution in the delivery of basic services to the people and benefits to barangay tanods.

Villar filed two separate bills to address these needs, Senate Bills 1323 and 2...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Kiko eyes televised coverage, marathon hearings of Maguindanao massacre trial

by Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010 – Sen. Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan has proposed the holding of televised live coverage and marathon hearings of court trials on the infamous Maguindanao massacre to ensure swift justice to the victims.

 

Pangilinan yesterday filed Senate Resolution 186 expressing the sense of the Senate that the Maguindanao massacre trial should be made public thr...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 18, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (The Unseen Lord!) 
The unseen Lord wants to help us in the physical realm of our work life. We must acknowledge His presence and tap into this incredible resource He has given to each of us. Seek Him today and ask Him to reveal His perfect plan for you this day. 
  
  
  
Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time 
Revelation 5:1-10 
Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b 
Luke 19:41-44 And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, 42 saying, "Would t...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda calls on smokers to comply with Anti-Littering Law

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, November 17, 2010-Sen. Loren Legarda asked smokers to comply with the Anti-Littering Law and dispose cigarette butts responsibly amid a  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) report which ranked cigarette butts as the second highest pollutant in the country.

 

Legarda said smokers should be more responsible when they dispose their used cigarette butts because these pollute th...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara cites 4 major areas of concern for DepEd

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 17, 2010-Sen. Edgardo J. Angara has identified four major areas of concern which the Department of Education must immediately address under the leadership of Secretary Armin Luistro.

 

Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture said these pressing concerns are funding education for schoolchildren, shortage of teachers, classrooms, chairs and textbooks; the issue...


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Lawlessness ripping PNoy’s credibility

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

STREET LAWLESSNESS RIPPING PNOY’S CREDIBILITY: One other reason why President Aquino’s popularity rating is suffering a big drop even if he is our top government official for only about 150 days, is the increasing lawlessness in the many streets of the country, particularly in the Metro Manila area.

    It would seem all kinds of petty crimes in particular are experiencing a re-surge! It is as if petty criminals suddenly got released from their handcuffs, from the r...
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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Police in wide manhunt vs. Surigao robbery suspect who mauled storeowner’s 60 years old Ma

by Ben Serrano

     November 17, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - An Otto Shoe Store stockman turned robbery suspect is now the subject of a wide police manhunt operations by Surigao City Police after he was implicated in robbing the store he worked with after mauling the 30 years old mother of the storeowner.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspect as Johnny Gueral Congayo, Otto Sho...


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TO THE ONE WHO CONQUERS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 

SOME THINGS TO DO TO ENJOY YOUR TRIP IN VIETNAM
 
1. Get to the beaches, after staying for a day or two in Saigon City(now Ho Chi Minh). Saigon City is big, just like Metro Manila, and polluted;
 
2. Mui Ne Resort in Phan Tiet City is one place to visit. It's their "Boracay" - a lot of resorts/guest houses/villas. The Vietnam government is promoting it to tourists, mostly from Europe and Russia. Many Russians and Europeans are visiting this place. MISS EARTH (FIRST PHASE) was held here ...

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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Furor over terror alerts

 

During a gathering of CEOs and heads of state at the recent 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Yokohama, Japan, President Benigno Aquino III caught everybody by surprise when he took the floor and lashed out at the United States and five other countries for issuing travel advisories – or, more aptly, “terror alerts” – to their citizens traveling to the Philippines.   The summit,  billed “Economic In...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Tribal rituals ended bloody Manobo clan conflict in Agusan 

by Ben Serrano

November 17, 2010

 

            SIBAGAT, Agusan del Sur- Manobo tribal ritual called “Pangapog” and “Madong Hadang Singwe” practiced since time immemorial by Philippine Manobo tribes to settle clan conflict finally ended two years of bloody conflict between Mabandos-Behing clans.

 

            According to Manobo spiritual leader Baylan Datu Katipunan who conducted the rites, Pangapog means calling of t...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

City gov’t implements 3 new ordinances

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The city government has started implementing three ordinances recently approved by the City Council.

Ordinances on tricycle number coding, spider gambling and texting while driving have been implemented since November 15, according to Councilor Powell del Rosario.

These ordinances were published in a local newspaper before implementation, said del Rosario, chair of the Committees on Police Matter and Rules and Ord...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Tribal rituals ended bloody Manobo clan conflict in Agusan 

by Ben Serrano

November 17, 2010

 

            SIBAGAT, Agusan del Sur- Ageless Manobo tribal ritual called “Pangapog” and “Madong Hadang Singwe” practiced since time immemorial by Philippine Manobo tribes to settle clan conflict finally ended nearly three years of bloody Manobo clan conflict between Mabandos-Behing clans.

 

            According to Baylan Datu Katipunan whose rank “Baylan” means tribal pr...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Pilar fisherfolk seek guv’s help

By Joel E. Capundan

ROXAS CITY – Fisherfolk in Pilar, Capiz have sought the help of Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. after their fishing boats were seized in Pilar Bay by the town’s Bantay Dagat personnel.

Roberto Tenorio, 70, of Casanayan village, said they need food as they lost their livelihood after they were barred from fishing.

He said he has four family members whose livelihood are fishing. His

grandchildren lack food and no longer eat breakfast so th...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Nov 17, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Move forward or You Will SLide BACK!)

No one can stand still for long in the Christian life. We either get more or we lose what we have. We either advance towards God or we slip back. Do you trust in God's grace to make good use of the gifts and talents he has given you? 
  
  
Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary 
Revelation 4:1-11 
Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 
Luke 19:11-28 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he wa...


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Footdragging LTFRB; silent FDA and “botcha”

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Better the poverty of the just than the great wealth of the wicked. The arms of the wicked will be broken, the Lord will sustain the just…” (Psalms 37: 16-17, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    “BOTCHA” AND FDA: WHY THE SILENCE? If anyone gets killed because of the proliferation of “double dead” meat or “botcha” in our markets, there is only the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health (DOH) to ...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 16, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Are You A Good Witness for Christ?)



 
The first reading today invites us to reflect upon the quality of our own witness to Jesus and everything he stood for.  Am I one of those who think, "I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything," or do I fully realize and live out of the truth that I am "wretched, pitiable, blind, and naked?"  Am I ready to open my heart whenever Jesus (mostly through the poor)  comes knocking at the door? 
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 





 












Bigger participation in Sinadya sa Halaran
ROXAS City – All the activities featured for this year’s Sinadya sa Halaran have a common aim — to draw a bigger participation from the people, according to Provincial Tourism Officer Alphonsus Tesoro.

Tesoro said the activities include Sinadya sa Kalye, Pasundayag sang mga Higante , Pasundayag Capiznon, Mutya sang Sinadya sa Halaran, motorcade in the celebration of the Centennial of the Roxas City Bridge an...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 Respect for Muslim religion key to peace in Mindanao, says Legarda

by Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010- Genuine respect for the Muslim faith and religion is the key to resolve conflicting issues in Mindanao, Sen. Loren Legarda said yesterday.

 

Legarda said that as 1.57 billion Muslims worldwide celebrate today the Eid’l Adha—the Feast of Sacrifice that commemorates a story of dedication and obedience to God – Filipinos from other religious and other glo...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

International group of lawmakers backs amnesty for Trillanes

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010-The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has supported the grant of amnesty to Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV, even commending the Senate for defending his rights.

 

In an email to lawyer Reynaldo Robles, Trillanes’ chief of staff, Ingeborg Schwarz, secretary of the Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the IPU, said a resolution supporting the senator’s figh...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Drilon assails PNCC exec for peddling lies, demands remittance of toll fee collection to gov’t

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010- Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday assailed the Philippine National Construction Corp. for allegedly peddling lies as he disputed the PNCC’s claim that the toll fee it was collecting was part of a “commercial agreement” between the state firm and private tollway operators since the share granted to PNCC is clearly a ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

6-time Baler mayor looms as Angara clan’s bet for governor in 2013

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 16, 2010–The incumbent septuagenarian mayor of this capital town, who won six three-year terms as local chief executive, is looming as the possible successor to the Capitol of outgoing three-term Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo.

 

Barely six months after the May elections, three-term Mayor Arthur J.  Angara, 73, is emerging as the clan’s anointed candidate for governor, wi...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara bats for 3-tiered DepEd-DOH-DSWD tie-up in CCT program

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010-Sen.Edgardo J. Angara has batted for the forging of a three-tiered partnership among the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the implementation of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program.

 

Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said since incentives are being given to...


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PNoy popularity issue: lack of performance?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

PNOY’S POPULARITY DECLINING DUE TO PERCEPTION OF LACK OF PERFORMANCE: The people around President Aquino must strive to do something about the sliding popularity of the Chief Executive.

True, his approval and trust ratings are still high at this point, but considering the growing noise (not only in the Philippines but even internationally) about the President’s inability to do something of substance in the fight against corruption in the country and in the overall ...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Recto says the government has to confront local terror threats daily

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 15, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto said that the daily onslaught of crimes be it petty/small or organized are more dangerous that the Philippines will have to address to get respect for other nations to show that we are ready to face the more menacing terror threat on a global scale.

 

“The government has to confront the more ominous form of local terror threat which stokes ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda hails the release of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 15, 2010–Senator Loren Legarda said she’s joining the world in hailing the release of Myanmar’s democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. “The attainment of her hard-fought freedom must be celebrated as a victory for democracy whose ideals she has bravely championed and for whom she has gained the admiration and respect of all peace-loving nations”, Legarda added.

“It...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Community-led initiatives for disaster risk reduction to be launch in Surigao City

by Ben Serrano

November 15, 2010

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A community-driven campaign for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction dubbed Depensa! will be launch in Surigao City on  Thursday November 18.


Spearheaded by Oxfam and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) the Depensa! campaign aims to create high community awareness and action on the need for climate change adaptation ...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘City hall workers happy 
with salary increase’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – City hall officials and employees are happy about the salary increase that they can avail themselves of starting January.

Many officials and employees were glad of the announcement, said City Budget Officer Gilda Fernando.

The long-overdue increase will depend upon the employee’s salary grade, Fernando said.
“If one’s salary grade is one and he gets P5,842 per month, he will receive P6,176 or a P334...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 15, 2010 - Monday Meditation (Be Persistent!) 
  
A great speaker can command attention and respect, but a man or woman with a helping hand and a big heart is loved more. Jesus commends Bartimaeus for recognizing who he is with the eyes of faith and grants him physical sight as well. Do you recognize your need for God's healing grace and do you seek Jesus out, like Bartimaeus, with persistent faith and trust in his goodness and mercy? 
  
  
  
Monday of the 33nd Week in Ordinar...

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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

LIGALIGIN NATIN
BY: JUN MALIGALIG

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR. LALONG NABAHAG ANG BUNTOT

IBANG klase si Manny Pacquiao kung ikukumpara sa magagaling na boksingero sa buong mundo. Lahat ng sikat na boksingero na may multiple world titles ay malayo ang agwat sa ating Pambansang Kamao. Kung si Manny ay pang-walong world title ang minithi, ang mga kalaban naman ni Pacquiao ay halos nasa tig-aapat na world titles lamang ang hawak na titulo na puwede nilang ipagmalaki. Sila mga kabayan ay sina Tommy He...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

4,000 join mass protest action to save Agusan’s Mt. Magdiwata from illegal mining 

by Ben Serrano

November 14, 2010

 

            SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur- More responded to call that instead of 2,000 expected to join people's mass protest showed to a motor caravan. some 4,000 responded by joining yesterday's caravan to Save Mt. Magdiwata 


This developed as an estimated 4,000 people from all walks joined  on Saturday’“Motor Caravan to Save Mt. Magdiwata” now allegedly be...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda proposes the creation of P1 billion fund fot IT small and medium companies

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda proposes the creation of an IT venture capital fund for small to medium-scale IT start-up companies in order to encourage more Filipinos to venture into the very dynamic industry of information technology and the need to widen the participation of the poor in the IT sector, particularly through entrepreneurial activities in w...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Kalinga province declared insurgency free

By Jason de Asis

 

TABUK, Kalinga, November 14, 2010–The 501st Infantry “Valiant” Brigade, Philippine Army declared the province of Kalinga insurgency-free and transferred the lead role of maintaining internal security to its police and local executives.

 

Major Rosendo Armas, spokesman of Northern Luzon command (NOLCOM), said the military and the Kalinga Provincial Peace and Order Council have signed a memorandum agreement (MOA) which di...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara seeks revival of Galleon Trade

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora – Sen. Edgardo Angara has sought the revival of successful exchange between the Philippines, Spain and other Hispanic countries similar to the Galleon Trade.

 

Angara, who recently received the 2010 Premio Casa Asia award from a 10-man jury members from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s cultural branch in Madrid for his exceptional efforts to encourage understanding and strengthen relations between Spain...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

North Luzon tourism expo draws 20,000  participants; hailed as “tourism mall”

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010–Some 20,000 individuals composed of foreign and domestic tourists have taken part in  NorthPhil Expo 2010, an annual tourism event which opened Friday, offering dazzling cultural extravaganza at SM Clark which has been dubbed a “tourism mall” by organizers.

 

Ronnie Tiotuico, regional director for Central Luzon of the Department of Tourism ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda  urges bills to increase salary and benefits of doctors

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010- Senator Loren Legarda said there is a need to upgrade the salary and benefits of doctors while upgrading the quality of their training as well to keep them home to avert a crisis in health care provision caused by a decrease in the enrollment of students in the field of medicine and the recent phenomenon of doctors forgoing their medical education and training in o...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

COMSTE works with Philec to open RP solar testing facility next month

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that his committee is working with First Philec to open a Philippine solar testing facility next month in Batangas.  

 

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) that can test different types of solar modules, arrays and balance of systems components...


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Pacquiao, next RP prexy? P1 M raised for ShelterBox

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 

 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

Pacquiao, next RP prexy? P1 M raised for ShelterBox

BUS STRIKERS ARE CURSED BY GOD: Radio reports aired Monday, November 15, 2010, while a metro-wide bus strike was in effect, indicate that Metro Manila residents got very angry at the bus owners who went on strike and caused hundreds and thousands of passengers to be stranded and unable to go to work, seeking the cancellation of their franchises.

I can only agree. Strikes and other mass actions will only aggravate th...


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“ShelterBox”: new life after calamities

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 

 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

DESPAIR FOR CALAMITY VICTIMS: When heavy rains, floods, strong winds, volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters or calamities strike, one of the most immediate needs that must addressed by government and private charitable institutions alike is relocation sites or other places where the displaced victims are to be temporarily sheltered.

 Most often, school houses, gyms, covered courts and plazas and other public buildings are transformed as evacuation centers, bu...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Security guard shot dead

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A 36-year-old security guard of the Metro Roxas Water District here died after unidentified motorcycle-riding men sprayed bullets on him recently.

Brando Ubalubao of Sitio Pinamantawan, Brgy. Mianay, Ivisan, Capiz succumbed to eight gunshot wounds on the chest and other parts of the body.

The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. in the middle of a heavy traffic in Brgy. Cagay here, police said.

Insp. William Limjuco, Ivisan police ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara-APECO deserves positive development in the recent finance committee hearing

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that the discussions were a positive development in the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the budget of Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) as it gave deserved attention to the issues of concerned parties.

 

In the recent hearing the senator graced the participation of all parties concerned in giving the chance ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Recto urged Aquino to assure Christmas bonus for national government employees

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee yesterday urged President Aquino to reach into the treasury's bank and grant over one (1) million national government employees an extra Christmas bonus for this year.

 

The Senator said that granting bonus to the country’s public servants are necessary expenditure to have an ext...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda proposed establishing children health insurance program

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 12, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda proposed Senate Bill 2120 to establish a Children’s Health Insurance Program where eligible children from low income families shall be entitled to a full range of health services that will include regular check-ups, immunization, laboratory tests and dental care adding that it intends to increase the scope and coverage of the National Health ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Umali dares Vergara’s camp to publicly identify emissary offered P20-M HUC bribe try

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 12, 2010–Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali yesterday dared the camp of Cabanatuan City Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara to publicly identify the alleged emissary who offered P20 million to members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in exchange for their rejection of the city government’s plan to convert the city into a highly urbanized city (HUC)....


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Umali says his stand opposing Cabanatuan’s HUC conversion not politically motivated

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 12, 2010–Governor Aurelio Umali of Nueva Ecija clarified that his decision to oppose any attempt to have Cabanatuan converted into a highly urbanized city is not politically motivated as claimed by pro-HUC proponents.

 

Umali was fending off criticisms that he was against the HUC conversion would no longer allow Cabanatuenos to cas...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

2,000 Agusan residents to stage mass protest against illegal mining, logging in Mt. Magdiwata 

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            San Francisco, AGUSAN DEL SUR   - An estimated 2,000 residents of this capital town of Agusan del Sur will stage mass protest tomorrow against alleged illegal mining and logging activities within Mt. Magdiwata, a government declared protected watershed area. 


San Francisco Water District General Manager Elmer Luzon said they decided to march th...


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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

LIGALIGIN NATIN


PAMBANSANG KAMAO VS. PLASTER OF PARIS

BUKAS na ang bakbakang Manny Pacquiao at Antonio Margarito na gaganapin sa Cowboys Stadium sa Arlington, Texas. Lamang sa porma ang Mexican boxer, bukod sa matangkad ito ng ilang pulgada ay malakas pa itong mang-alaska (alaskador). Madami ang nakapanood sa pang-iinsulto sa four-time “Trainer of the Year” na si Freddie Roach na tila inaalipusta  nina Tijuana Tornado Antonio Margarito at unbeaten Brandon Rios sa “You Tube”. Makik...


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JGL EYE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL Eye

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

Filvets Still Long For Recognition

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) – Despite the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) last year, recognizing the services of Filipino veterans during World War II, many Filipino veterans still feel as odd men out in the celebration of Veterans Day in the U.S. Thursday (Nov. 11) this year.

When I suggested to the organizers of the launching of the book, “Unrecognized American Veterans” written by Arturo P. Ga...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Seized Surigao mining firm’s vehicles worth more than P3-M now impounded at Hall of Justice yard

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - All three luxury vehicles temporarily confiscated by court sheriffs are now safely impounded at the Hall of Justice yard here, the Court Sheriff official report said.

 

            In a three pages official report dated November 6, 2010 signed by Sheriffs Emmanuel Abad, Teddy G. Reyes, Johnson T. Pamador and Angel C. Anch...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 13, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Will we be Faithful Pray-ers?) 
When He asks if the Son of Man will find faith on earth, I think Jesus is putting the ball in our court – will we have the faith to keep open the lines of communication with God?  Will we continue to pray in the many ways Jesus taught us – to be in conversation with God, to lay our joys and sorrows, our satisfactions and concerns, before the Almighty Judge?  Will we be faithful pray-ers, people who want to de...

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Manobo tribes file criminal, administrative charges vs. Butuan Water District

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Thirteen Manobo tribal leaders, all officials and members of the Tribal Council of Anticala which claimed ancestral domain rights in Barangays Anticala and Pianing filed criminal and administrative charges against officials and members of the board of the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) for failure to obtain free prior information and consent...


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Ping Lacson resurfaces; who wants “double dead” meat?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 

 BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Dare a man rob God? Yet you are robbing me! And you say, `How do we rob you?’ In tithes and offerings! You are indeed accursed, for you, the whole nation, rob me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse…and try me in this, says the Lord of hosts: shall I not open for you the floodgates of heaven to pour down blessing upon you without measure?” (Malachi 3:8-10, the Holy Bible).

     -ooo-

 PING LACSON RESURFACES, LAMBASTS ENVIOUS AND ...


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Rotarians set massive free healing Nov. 21

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick …” (James 5:14-15, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    ROTARIANS SETS MASSIVE FREE HEALING ON NOV. 21: Are you sick of anything? Do you need urgent medical attention, or you have lumps (or bukol) to be operated on but...
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Higher salary for city hall workers next year

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City – Good news: City hall officials and employees can avail themselves of their long-overdue salary increase starting January next year.

Had there been enough funds, the city could have started giving the pay raise this month, according to Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

However, former Mayor Vicente Bermejo overspent his personal services allocation, resulting in the further depletion of the budget, Celino said.

The ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

2,000 anti-illegal mining, logging protesters to march streets in Agusan town tomorrow Saturday 

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            San Francisco, AGUSAN DEL SUR - An estimated 2,000 anti-illegal mining and logging protesters in this town will march major thoroughfares here tomorrow to dramatize their opposition against their allegations of continuing illegal mining and logging activities within this town’s only source of potable water supply Mt. Magdiwata.

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Spices of PInoy Life 

by BEN SERRANO

November 11, 2010


CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER (CCT) WILL IT REALLY HELP RP's poorest of the poor? SEN. ANGARA's opposition to cut its P21-B  VALID?


 As of this writing, the controversial P21-B budget the DSWD is asking to fund its pet project CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER is still hanging in balance at the SENATE. Actually the CCT is a copy cat from Latin countries like Brazil, etc in their respective government's efforts to alleviate poverty particul...


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BLACK ROBE PASTOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

America's Choice Between Continued Apathy or Sacrifice.....

As the United States readies itself for the celebration of another Veteran's Day Holiday. Perhaps all American's everywhere will be looking at something that many American's have not had to consider in their own lives.... The ultimate sacrifice. What is the ultimate sacrifice ? That is none other than giving one's life for a cause even unto death. That is a mighty high price but many who have served in the US Military over the...

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 




 




GOV. Victor Tanco Sr. (3rd from left) speaks before the members of the Provincial Development Council during the meeting at the Provincial Capitol yesterday. Listening were Provincial Board member Jeffry Layo (right), Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino and the representative of 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario.
FELIPE V. CELINO/PN

PDC oks P825-M annual
investment program

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The Provincial Developm...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

DETOX THE MINDS

by Ben Serrano

November 11, 2010

 

Clinton’s advice for OFW’s to return home to help RP is good but…

 

               Starting today I will never post fresh news in my facebook account Manassas Benedict Serrano again. Some enterprising newsmen, editors (who boasted they’re best journalists Mindanao ever produced tsk..tsk..tsk.. best in cut, paste and copy maybe) copy and paste my news articles and do not even bother to attribute the author’s name. The worst cop...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

‘Pork’ by any other name is still ‘pork’

 

Recently, members of the House of Representatives were thrown into disarray on the allocation of pork barrel.  A small but very vocal group of congressmen threatened to block the 2011 national budget if their pork barrel allocations weren’t increased.  What caused the revolt was the disclosure that Gloria was allocated P2.2 billion of pork barrel funds for her 2nd congressional district for the year 2011.  ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

NCIP is back under Office of the President 

P-Noy names Deles as oversight official; appoints 2 commissioners

 

MANILA/November 10 – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday has ordered the transfer of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) back to the Office of the President (OP).

 

Aquino signed Executive Order No. 11, returning the IP body back under his office to “ensure concerted effort...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 11, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (He Will Surely Come! Are We Prepared?) 
Jesus points to his second coming when he will return to complete the work of restoration and final judgment. While we do not know the time of his return, we will not mistake it when it happens. It will be apparent to all, both believers and non-believers as well. How and what will be our preparation? 
  
  
Memorial of St. Martin of Tours 
Philemon 7-20 
Psalm 146:7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 
Luke 17:20-25  Being asked by...

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Prayers for Iraqi Christians; Ampatuan mistrial looms?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

PRAYERS FOR SAFETY OF IRAQI CHRISTIANS URGED: All who consider themselves Christian anywhere in the world must, at the very least, pray now for the safety and well-being of Iraqi Christians who are being targeted for violent death and liquidation by Sunni militants in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, for no reason at all other than their being believers in Christ.

    The Yahoo!News dispatch Thursday, November 11, 2010, said the Sunnis are bent on continuing with efforts...
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Celino suspends Besana for 90 days

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Mayor Angel Alan Celino suspended City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) head Cynthia Besana for 90 days.

The suspension took effect the other day after Besana received a copy of the suspension order, said Acting City Legal Officer Luvim Amores.

It stemmed from the case filed by the city government against Besana and former Mayor Vicente Bermejo on the unaccounted sacks of National Food Authority (NFA) rice,...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Senate finance panelists unanimously endorsed Senate bill 2566 approval

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-The enactment of the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) Governance Act under Senate Bill 2566 authored by Senator Franklin Drilon, Chair senate of finance committee was favorably endorsed by Finance Sec. Cesar V. Purisima, Budget Sec. Butch Abad, Chairman Francisco Duque of the Civil Service Commission and Asst. Government Counsel Elpidio...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Senate finance committee approved a measure to rationalize GOCCs

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-The Senate Finance Committee panel has approved a measure which seeks to rationalize the operations of government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) to stop the reported abusive practices by the various governing boards.

 

Senator Franklin Drilon who authored Senate Bill 2566 and as well as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said that the days w...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Estrada prepares to sponsor two million household workers from Batas Kasambahay

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010- Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, concurrent chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and the joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Labor and Employment (COCLE) said that he prepares to sponsor an estimate of two (2) million household workers to benefit from the proposed “Bat...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Senate approves SBN 138 to institutionalize mandatory Hepa B vaccination

By Jasonde Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-The Senate approved in third reading the Senate Bill No.138 otherwise known as An Act Acquiring Basic Immunization Services Against Hepatitis B for infants which was introduced by Senator Pia Cayetano, chair of the committee on health and demography in institutionalizing the mandatory vaccination of infants against Hepatitis B.

 

The vaccination of chil...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Legarda said the congress is duty bound to review VFA treaty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda said that Congress is duty-bound to review the treaty which cited various contentious provisions of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the United States (US) and the Philippines.

 

The Legislative Oversight Committee on the VFA (LOVFA) which she co-chairs must be mandatory to review VFA treaty to ensure that provisions of the agreement ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Angara calls for a new system for GOCCs salaries and allowances

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee calls for a new system for determining the salaries and allowances in the different government agencies in a recent Senate Committee on Finance hearing regarding the Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) compensation.

 

“The hearing is the most recent development in the Senate inqui...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Pangilinan says PNOY’s CCT program is needed to alleviate poverty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan says that the government’s P21 billion cash transfer fund is a cornerstone of PNoy’s poverty alleviation program that they have to support in order to fulfill the President’s campaign.

 

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program should be supported to heal the root cause of poverty where the house-of-representative...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Former Agusan Provincial Board member who wrote letters to Melo, P-Noy get death threats 

by Ben Serrano

November 10, 2010 


Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member Rey Quijada today claimed he is getting death threats after writing letter to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo and COMELEC commissioners to declare Barangay election in Barangay Poblacion of Sta. Josefa a failure due massive vote-buying and selling.

 

            Quijada who served as Barangay...


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Pacquiao’s problem; DOJ affirms double standard

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart…” (Psalms 37: 1-4, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    DOUBLE STANDARD OF JUSTICE IN RP BEING REMEDIED: Indian Geronimo Sy is a quaint name ...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Nov 10, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Mercy Dispels Misery!)
The word mercy literally means "sorrowful at heart". But mercy is something more than compassion, or heartfelt sorrow at another's misfortune. Compassion empathizes with the sufferer. But mercy goes further; it removes suffering. A merciful person shares in another's misfortune and suffering as if it were his own.  And he or she will do everything in their power to dispel that misery.
 
Memorial of St. Leo the Great
T...


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BLACK ROBE PASTOR

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Pastor Paul Waldmiller 

Hey America, What's That Smell ?????

The American elections of 2010 are over. Many questions still remain including what ever happened with the early elections in 11(eleven) states where there was wide spread voter fraud ? Were they simply "swept under the rug"? As well, I am asking just who really are these candidates are who won ? Seems the Republican Party did fairly well in the US Congress but did not manage to do the damage they hoped they would achieve by also taking over the US ...

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POSITIVE LINES

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Positive Lines 
 
Joseph Abeleda
Joseph AbeledaNovember 9, 2010 at 1:54am
Subject: Sigaw ng Transport Sector sa COMELEC: Tayo na sa matuwid na daan!
“Tayo na sa matuwid na daan!” Iyan ang panawagan ng ating mahal na Pangulong Noy Noy Aquino sa mga mamamayan. Iyan din ang paninindigan ng transport sector sa pagkapanalo ng 1-UTAK Party-list sa kongreso ngunit naantala lang sa diskwalipikasyon kay Angelo Reyes bilang unang nominado.

Subalit ang mga ito ay natugunan na ng partido ng mga tamang h...

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 










In Villa Consorcia, a leisurely stay

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

PONTEVEDRA, Capiz – Enjoy your stay in Capiz by spending your leisure time at Villa Consorcia, the best resort in the province.

Formerly known as Consorcia Green Valley, the resort was established in January 1998 by the Wilson Baquilar Sr.

It was named after Baquilar’s wife, Consorcia Bacaro.

The establishment started with just a small canteen, a dining room and seven small dining cottages.

Aft...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Japanese  Gov't already spent $98-M for Mindanao peace and development efforts, says IMT

by Ben Serrano

November 9, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Japanese Government alone from March 2008 to present under J-BIRD or Japan Bangsamoro Intiatives for Reconstruction and Development already poured in approximately some 9.85-B Yen or $ 98-M for socio-economic assistance for the GRP-MILF peace talks.

 

            Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of Mission of the Int...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Ex-Agusan Board Member who wrote letters to Melo, P-Noy get death threats

by Ben Serrano

November 9, 2010


            Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR (PNA) - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member Rey Quijada today claimed he is getting death threats after writing letter to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo and COMELEC commissioners to declare Barangay election in Barangay Poblacion of Sta. Josefa a failure due massive vote-buying and selling.


            Quijada who served as Barangay ...


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To the One Who Conquers

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 


To the One Who Conquers
by Dr. Norberto L. Mercado


    The Deadliest Sin


People tend to forget that God is the Creator and Ruler of the vast and mighty universe.

This "forgetfulness" is caused by the sin of unbelief.

Having doubted the existence of God the Creator, man is bewildered when he confronts forces beyond his ability to control - such as hurricanes/typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tidal waves.

The deadliest sin of man is pride. This unbelief is caused by man's pr...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 9, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Remove Trash from God’s Temple !) 
The “tent of his body” had to be destroyed to open the way to the presence of God for us. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus not only reconciles us with God, but he fills us with his Holy Spirit and makes us temples of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). God's word enlightens our minds and purifies our hearts that we may offer God fitting worship and enjoy his presence both now and forever. 
  
Fe...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Recto pushes DOE to find ways to mitigate crude oil increase

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee pushes the Department of Energy (DOE) to find ways on how to mitigate the continued crude oil price increase in the world market on local pump prices.

 

He said that if the cost of crude oil hits $90 per barrel, it would certainly bring up local pump prices here where the DOE should now be on its t...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Legarda urged the government to protect IPs rights and their cultural identity

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities urged the government today to give what is due to the nation’s indigenous peoples (IPs) by promoting, protecting and upholding their rights and privileges.

 

In culmination of the celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month that was celebrated throughout October, the S...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Escudero wants vagrancy to be totally removed from our society

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, wants vagrancy to be totally removed from our society in the Senate Bill No. 2367 which he filed to decriminalize it as the holiday season ushers and homeless people start flooding the metropolis.

 

The said proposed bill defines vagrants as circumscribed under Article 202 of t...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara pushes pre-school development act of 2010

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila November 8, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture will push for the Pre-School Development Act of 2010 which he filed last September to provides access to early childhood care and development programs for  Filipino children up to 6 years old which is a critical period in a child's life as it is the foundation for all future learning.

  

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Drilon allocated bonuses to GOCC’s equivalent to 26 months

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-Senator Franklin M. Drilon, chair Senate committee on finance confirmed that members of the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) have allocated their benefit bonuses that went as high as the equivalent of twenty six (26) months, notwithstanding the poor financial condition on the said enterprise in the course of the committee inquiry to PSR No. 66.

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Luisita problems and the Bible; climate change woes

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it…” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    CARDINAL ROSALES RIGHT ABOUT BLAMING PARENT: I agree with Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales that parents are to blame if we get immoral people in government, especially those who do not know how to make upright and righteous decisions, according to what God requires.

    As the Bi...
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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Number coding ordinance
to take effect on Nov. 15

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The number coding ordinance will take effect on November 15, according to Councilor Powell del Rosario.

The ordinance will be published in a local newspaper before the said date, del Rosario said.

The City Council approved the proposed “Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program/Number Coding Scheme” during one of its regular sessions last month.

The scheme provides that passenger tricycles should not o...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

International Monitoring Team claims good governance key to peace in Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

November 8. 2010 


BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - The head of mission of the International Monitoring Team in the on-going GRP-MILF Peace Talks on Saturday claimed commitment of local government unitsand national government for good and responsible governance has always been the key in attaining lasting peace and development in Southern Mindanao.


 Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of...


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POSITIVE LINES

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Positive Lines 
 
Joseph Abeleda
Joseph AbeledaNovember 9, 2010 at 1:54am
Subject: Sigaw ng Transport Sector sa COMELEC: Tayo na sa matuwid na daan!
“Tayo na sa matuwid na daan!” Iyan ang panawagan ng ating mahal na Pangulong Noy Noy Aquino sa mga mamamayan. Iyan din ang paninindigan ng transport sector sa pagkapanalo ng 1-UTAK Party-list sa kongreso ngunit naantala lang sa diskwalipikasyon kay Angelo Reyes bilang unang nominado.

Subalit ang mga ito ay natugunan na ng partido ng mga tamang h...

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Lani Soledad will crush the competition

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE INSPIRATIONS: “Lord, graciously rescue me. Come quickly to help me, Lord! Put to shame and confound all who seek to take my life. Turn back in disgrace those who desire my ruin” (Psalms 40, 14-15, the Holy Bible).

                    -ooo-

    CBCP TWITS PNOY IN EDITORIAL CARTOON: The Philippine Catholic Church newspaper, “CBCP Monitor”, put out an interesting editorial cartoon in its October 25, 2010-November 7, 2010 issue, highlighting its perceived incons...
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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz   

 

Tweeters and Tweakers

 

President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s speechwriter -- or ghostwriter -- Assistant Secretary Carmen “Mai” Mislang, turns out to be a “tweetwriter” too.  Little did Mai realize that the tweets she posted on her Twitter account were accessible to everybody.  So when she tweeted her boss, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang, her world turned upside down. Mai, mai, what happened? 

 

It happened during P-Noy’s junk...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 
 

Eastern Visayas lauds by Legarda on the issue of climate change; urge fast tracking of downscaled RPs Geo-hazard Maps

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, the Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, lauded the growing awareness of the people in Eastern Visayas on the issue of climate change.

 

Legarda said that the increasing consciousness on the phenomenon would lead to the effectiv...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Trillanes is the new TATAP president

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV assumed the country’s governing body for sports and embraced the task of giving table tennis a shot in the arm, adding that he has been named acting president of the Table Tennis Association of the Philippines by its board of trustees, with unanimous approval from regional presidents and member associations.

 

Trillanes took over Jose Or...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 8, 2010 - Monday Meditation (Grow in Faith!) 
What appears impossible to human power is possible to those who believe in God's power. Faith is a gift freely given by God to help us know God personally, to understand his truth, and to live in the power of his love. God expects more from us than we can simply do by ourselves. That is why Jesus gives us the gift and power of the Holy Spirit who helps us to grow strong in  faith, persevere in hope, and endure in love. Faith in Go...

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Pangilinan plans to improve agri for RPs to be developed next 15 years

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Sen. Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan, chair of the senate committee on agriculture, emphasized that there is a need for a more encompassing approach to find solutions to boost Philippines agriculture in the next 15 years.

 

In the recent visit of the Senator to Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), he said that there is a need to address RPs a...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Philippine Navy conducts successful humanitarian mission to Isabela

By Jason de Asis

 

ROXAS BOULEVARD, Manila, November 8, 2010-Although bad weather condition persists the Marine on board LC 551 penetrated the waters of Isabela and successfully delivered relief goods and heavy equipment to the victims.

 

The task group 10.2 “Amianan Recovery” was activated in the aftermath of Typhoon Juan to alleviate the plight of residents, help in clearing the road networks and undertaking eng...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

International Monitoring Team claims good governance key to peace in Mindanao 

by Ben Serrano

November 8. 2010 


BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - The head of mission of the International Monitoring Team in the on-going GRP-MILF Peace Talks on Saturday claimed commitment of local government units and national government for good and responsible governance has always been the key in attaining lasting peace and development in Southern Mindanao.

 

 Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of Miss...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Senate exhibits IP’s Isang Habi, Isang Lahi and formally opens on Monday

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-The Isang Habi, Isang Lahi exhibit organized by Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Committee on Cultural Communities will formally open  at the Senate on Monday to honor the rich culture of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs), preserve their distinct heritage, Filipino ancestral wisdom and to rekindle the pride of the country’s cultural diversity.

 

The Sena...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Floods affect 144,458 villagers in Region II, III and Cordillera

By Jason de Asis

 

MANILA, November 7, 2010-Six (6) provinces from Region II, III and Cordillera residents have been affected by the floods and heavy rains over the past few days numbered to 30,108 families or 144,458 villagers in 302 barangays who have to get relief goods and assistance according to the report of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).

 

About 3,979 families are still in the 56 evac...


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“Night Rider”, II; Curses of rains, floods, and eruptions

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, November 7, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


“NIGHT RIDER”, THE ANSWER TO DAVAO CITY KILLINGS? I got instant reactions to our item about the “Night Rider” prowling the streets of Davao City at night, making sure no crime is committed by anyone while everybody is asleep.

 I am told that, it seems, the “Night Rider” is the answer to the increasing number of violent, yet unsolved, killings that have gripped the city since Mayor Sara Duterte took over the helms of City Hall last May.
     
    I hope somethi...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

3

towns cut off from northern Aurora due to landslide brought by rains

By Jason de Asis

 

DIPACULAO, Aurora, November 5, 2010–A series of landslides along the mountains in this town, cutting off three in northernmost towns from the rest of the province since Thursday night brought by continues rains and strong winds.

 

Hundreds of commuters are stranded due to the landslides which occurred  in Sitio Pimpolisan, Barangay Dianed here bound to Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag, adding...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Nueva Ecija governor defend P40-M intelligence fund in the proposed 2011 budget

By Jason de Asis

 

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 5, 2010–At least P40 million worth of intelligence funds in the proposed 2011 budget of the provincial government being reviewed for approval by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan was defended its allocation by Gov. Aurelio Umali saying it’s in accordance with the law.

 

In reaction to the allocation of the controversial intelligence funds, the governor s...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Villar calls to stop illegal loggers in Cagayan and Isabela

By Jason de Asis 

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Senator Manny Villar calls to stop the operation of logging in the Sierra Madre mountains in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela which are suffering heavy floods and landslide brought by heavy rains.

 

“The series of landslides and floods which came from the mountains in the two (2) provinces reflect the abuses of the people due to all forms of loggings along the s...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Recto questioned today the timing of toll hike petition of BCDA for SCTex

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila November 6, 2010-While the expansive toll road is being turned over to a private concessionaire, Sen. Ralph G. Recto today questioned the timing of the toll hike petition of Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTex).

 

The Senator asked, “Is the promise of a higher toll fee a welcome gift for the private operator?” addi...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Recto asked PNoy to convene LEDAC to prioritize aid to the typhoon victims

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee asked President Aquino (PNoy) to immediately convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) to prioritize legislative measures that particularly involve providing aid to affected areas of typhoon Juan.

 

Recto said that it is in the President’s best interest to co...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara renews his call for better protection of Filipino seafarers

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara renews his call for better protection and welfare of Filipino seafarers as recent reports show the huge increase in the overseas remittance of Filipino maritime workers.

 

It was reported by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) that 11.31 percent increase of foreign exchange from sea-based overseas Filipino workers (O...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Approve MOA with DOH, 
guv appeals to prov’l board

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. yesterday appealed to the members of the Provincial Board to approve the province’s Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health (DOH).

The approval of the MOA will release the P191-million grant from the DOH for the improvement of health facilities and other medical equipment in the province.

Tanco, over a radio interview, said the provincial government will not...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 6, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (We can never Outgive God!) 
What is the enemy of generosity? It's greed, the excessive desire for personal gain and security. True generosity does not impoverish the giver, but enriches that person a hundredfold! Generosity expands the soul; greed contracts it. God is generous and supera bun dant in lavishing his gifts upon us. We can never outgive God in what he has already given to us. Do you know the joy and freedom of generosity and liberali...

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“Night Rider” in Davao; God, NBN-ZTE, and floods

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


“NIGHT RIDER” KEEPS DAVAO CITY SAFE: In times past, Davao City residents attributed the good peace and order condition of their city to the elimination of criminal elements by the so-called “Davao Death Squad” (or DDS, which was rumoured to be supported by a former top ranking city official).

    Now, under the helm of Mayor Sara Duterte, peace and calm pervades the city once more, especially during the night, because there is a man who drives around the known h...
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JGL Eye

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : JGL Eye 

JGL Eye
By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

ON PLAGIARISM II: Absence of Copyright (©) Notice Does Not Bar Liability

 

CHICAGO (jGLi) –If a writer, like a journalist, reads an information from a source, like a book, magazine, newspaper or Internet, he cannot just copy and reproduce it in another publication or outlet without citing the original name of the author, publication and other information, like the date of publication and page number or the website address.

If the word, for instance, bei...


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Are Pinoys happy with lawmakers’ trip to US?

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO
 
FAST FOOD PRODUCTS SHOULD BE AVOIDED: This is now the third installment of Dr. Gary Sy’s Facebook article “Foods that should be avoided this Christmas.” Read on for better health: “Fats---food that is rich in fats should be avoided. Foods high in fat are as follows: fats and oils, like margarine, butter, lard, salt pork, meat drippings, gravy.


“Cream, ice cream, whole milk, most pies, pastries, cakes, most cheeses (like cream cheese, cheddar cheese), many snac...
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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

European parliament and RP Senate discuss inter-parliamentary today

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-The EU Parliament delegation, led by Mr. Werner Langen, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the ASEAN and a member of the Europe People’s Party of Germany, and the Philippine Senate, led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, will be discussing the growing partnership among the countries and the EU that have seen enhan...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

 

Sen. Drilon welcomes the moves of BIR to file tax evasion charges to Cunanan and Neri

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee welcomes the move of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to file tax evasion charges against former SSS president Romulo Neriand SSS chairman Thelmo Cunanan for their failure to declare their appropriate incomes.

 

“There should be criminal liabilities on the part of the S...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Legarda calls RPs security forces to be vigilant in a report of possible terrorist attack

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calls the Philippines (RPs) security forces to be vigilant in a report of possible terrorist attack despite the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) downplayed the threat.

 

Despite the AFP report that there is no terror threat in the country, Legarda said we c...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Legarda urged RP government to prevent and control dengue fever

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda urged the Philippine government pinpointing the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs) to prevent and control the continues surge in cases of dengue fever in Asia according to the World Health Organization (WHO) report.

 

Legarda said that the rise of dengue cases in Asia particular in the Philippines is alarming an...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Drilon assures rank-and-file employees protected in terms of compensation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, author of Senate Bill 2566 or the proposed GOCC Governance Act of 2010, has assured rank-and-file employees who will be protected in terms of compensation once a measure seeking to rationalize the operations of government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs).

 

The employees occupying lower ranks will be given higher per...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


   


Ex-mayor faces raps for 
erecting house on CARP lot

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The president of the Central Region Farmers Beneficiary Association Inc. (CRFBAI) lodged a complaint against the former mayor of Estancia, Iloilo.

Roger Bellosillo said former Mayor Restituto Mosqueda erected a concrete house on a lot registered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) without a permit.
Bellosillo and members of the CRFBAI are CARP ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 5, 2010 - Friday Meditation (We are Called to Live Holy Lives!) 
We look today to celebrate a group of those saints and blessed, Jesuits from the earliest companions of St Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, to those in our own lifetime who have signalized themselves by their unflinching focus on Christ and living lives modeled on His humility and obedience to God.  Like all saints and wonderfully holy women and men throughout the ages, they deserve our respect...

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Spices of Pinoy Life

by Ben Serrano

 

Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return 


Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom in the Land of no Return which formed part of the bigger Kingdom ruled by same dynastic names, Rulers, they said, are like diapers they change of same reasons, But in these lands of no return, no change of diapers even already wittingly wet. Same diapers, Same Nannies, forever? God only knows…

 

One day, the King dies due illness the Kingdom and fiefd...


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LIGALIGIN NATIN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Jun Maligalig 

FM: LIGALIGIN NATIN
By: Jun Maligalig


INTELLIGENCE FUND

NAALARMA ang Malakanyang, agarang ipinag-utos ni Presidente Benigno  Aquino III ang “full alert status” sa buong National Capital Region (NCR) matapos magbigay ng magkakasunod na travel advisories ang mga bansang Australia, Canada, United Kingdom at Amerika sa pagbiyahe sa ating bansang Pilipinas dahil sa “imminent terror threat” na nakaumang dito. Nataranta si P-Noy, ipinag-utos kaagad sa mga intelligence community sa ating b...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

40 pornographic CDs, DVDs seized

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Some 40 pieces of compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) containing pornographic videos were seized by the Roxas City police during a raid of a stall in the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center on November 1.

The police raided the stall rented by Alican Panda, 40, of Crossing Casandra in Brgy. Punta Tabuc here.

Panda is a Muslim businesswoman.

Police recovered from her possession a carton containing 14 pornographic...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return

Spices of Pinoy Life

by Ben Serrano

     November 4, 2010

 

 Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return

 

  Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom in the Land of no Return which formed part of the bigger Kingdom ruled by same dynastic names, Rulers, they said, are like diapers they change of same reasons, But in these lands of no return, no change of diapers even already wittingly wet. Same diapers, Same Nannies, forever...


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To The One Who Conquers

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : To The One Who Conquers 
OBAMA'S FALL IS EXPECTED
by Bishop  Norberto L. Mercado

Obama will eventually be the most disliked President of the United States ever for promising so much but short of performance.

His spend-spend, borrow-borrow policy is no better than the program of Jimmy Carter - mortgaging the future of the American youth.

The US Federal Reserve has an asset of more than US$1-Trillion.
But the US government presently owes its creditors more than US$13-Trillion.

Obama's economic strategy is to incr...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By:Bobot Apit

Nov 4, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Seekers of the Lost!)



God does not rejoice in the loss of anyone, but desires that all be saved and restored to fellowship with him. That is why the whole community of heaven rejoices when one sinner is found and restored to fellowship with God.  Seekers of the lost are much needed today. Do you persistently pray and seek after those you know who have lost their way to God? 
  
  
  
Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo 
Philippians 3:3-8a 
Psalm 1...


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Obama party rout: seen two years ago yet

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS 
BY ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO


OBAMA PARTY ROUT, ALREADY EXPECTED TWO YEARS AGO: The rout that candidates from the Democratic Party of US President Barack Obama suffered in the hands of American voters Tuesday, November 3, 2010, is something that I expected to happen as early as two years ago, when Obama was inaugurated as the 44th American, and first Black, president.


    I wrote an article indicating my great worry then that Obama’s presidency will also fail, simply because in his speech celebrat...
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LIFESTYLE ATBP.

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Rey Luna 

LIFE-STYLE    ATBP….

                                   

                                           BY   KUYA  REY  ARCILLA   LUNA

                                   

                                                              Maging mapagpasalamat

 

Magandang araw po muli sa inyo mga kaibigan,Dahil sa sobrang abala tayo 

Sa Araw-araw,  nakakaliktaan na natin  na  mapagpasalamat  sa  diyos ,                   sa lahat  ng mga bibiya na ipinagkaloob  niya sa atin .

 

Marami t...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Drilon wants to redistribute RPs intelligence fund to regular items

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, November 3, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wants to redistribute the Philippines intelligence fund intended to regular items rather than being included as a lump sum item in the budget which is not subject to audit.

 

He said that the Office of the President (OP) has reduced its confidential and intelligence fund to P400 million from the ini...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

COMSTE develops ICT system that uses remote sensing and satellite imagery for 2011 agri

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 3, 2010- Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) is developing an information and communication technology (ICT) system which provides a real time data and a model for local farmers as one of their projects next year.

 

The uses of remote sensing and satellite imagery anticipat...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Ex-Agusan Board Member seek automatic clemency of voters who will tell all the public about vote buying, selling

by Ben Serrano

      November 3, 2010

 

            Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member and National Liga of Barangay Captains of the Philippines Vice President Rey Quijada asked President Aquino today to grant automatic clemency of voters who will tell all the public that he or she was bought or she received vote-buying money.

 

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Nov 3, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (First, GOD!) 
To place any relationship or any possession above God is a form of idolatry. Jesus challenges his disciples to examine who they love first and foremost. Jesus' way to glory and power is opposite the world's way of glory, power, and success. The choice is ours, but the Lord does not leave us alone if we choose to follow him. 
  
Wednesday in the 31st Week of Ordinary Time 
Philippians 2:12-18 
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 
Luke 14:25-33 Now gre...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

FIRING LINE

by Ben Serrano

My Mom's Death Anniversary Today November 2. Mommy I miss you and love you Mom

Struggling and suffering from breast cancer. my mother died November 2, 1981, exactly 29 years ago today November 2, 2010. She was buried beside her parents tombs and near the Tavora Family Mausoleum  in Agoo, La union, the birth place and hometown of my mother. My grandmother, Gertrudes Tavora Ladines belonged to Tavora, Mabutas clans who are relatives to the Asprers, Aspiras,...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara calls to revive RP-Spain trade

By Jason de Asis

 

MADRID, Spain, November 2, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara calls to revive the successful exchange between the Philippines and Spain and other Hispanic countries akin to the time of the Galeon Trade.

 

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s cultural branch has chosen Angara as the recipient of the 2010 Premio Casa Asia award today with monetary and trophy due to his efforts in encouraging, strengthening and understanding ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Drilon seeks to rationalize GOCC’s operation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 2, 2010- Senator Franklin Drilon, author of Senate Bill No. 2566 or the proposed government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) Governance Act of 2010, proposed a legislation which seeks to rationalize its operations that will eliminate political patronage and horse trading in appointing officials in state firms which has been abused for nine (9) years by the Arroyo administration.

 

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Capiz police all set for ‘Undas’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The police force in the province is all set for the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day today and tomorrow, said Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) Director, Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

All police chiefs were alerted to ensure public safety, he said.

Chiefs of police presented their final deployment scheme for critique and approval during the command conference on Friday last week, Gumban said.

Almost 90 perc...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Ireland’s ‘oyster city’ mulls 
sisterhood with Roxas City

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A city in Ireland famous for its Oyster Festival might establish a sisterhood with this city, the seafood capital of the Philippines.

Ireland Ambassador to the Philippines Ariel Y. Abadilla recently informed Mayor Angel Alan Celino about a possible sister city pact between Galway City in Ireland and Roxas City.

“The Embassy (of Ireland) prepared the attached concept paper for you and your...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Church leaders urged Butuan youths to attend conference on sexual abstinence, purity of love

by Ben Serrano
     November 2, 2010


BUTUAN CITY   - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Butuan and officials of the Butuan Evangelical Ministers Association (BEMA) urged Butuan youths to attend conference about sexual abstinence and purity of love scheduled November 13, 2010 to be held at Fr. Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym this city.

 

The Youth Conference titled ‘Unashamed: Equipping Leader...


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PERRYSCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 

PerryScope

By Perry Diaz

 

Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

 

The recent Supreme Court decision absolving Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism stirred a hornet’s nest in the international legal community.  And, at home, the high court’s subsequent action, which threatened to sanction 37 faculty members of the University of the Philippines College of Law, ignited a firestorm of controversy that questions the infallibility of the Supreme Court.  

 

It all began in April 2010 w...


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PERRY SCOPE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Perry Diaz 



Judicial Voodoo vs. Rule of Law

By Perry Diaz

"It was classic case of “judicial voodoo” taking precedence over the rule of law where the magistrates used mumbo-jumbo reasoning."

THE RECENT Supreme Court decision absolving Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism stirred a hornet’s nest in the international legal community.  And, at home, the high court’s subsequent action, which threatened to sanction 37 faculty members of the University of the Philippines College of La...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

Nov 2, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Prayer Partners!) 
By remembering them and praying for them today we remind ourselves that we have great intercessors with Christ remembering and interceding for us.  On “All Souls Day” we acknowledge and profess our faith in the one “Body of Christ”.  It is awesome and comforting to realize that both the living and deceased are united in and with our Lord. 
  
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) 
Wisdom 3:1-9 
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4,...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

1 killed, scores hurt in NPA, tribal group encounter in Agusan del Sur

by Ben Serrano

     November 1, 2010

 

BUTUAN CITY  - At least tribesman was killed while scores were wounded when some ten suspected New People’s Army members engaged the group of tribesmen headed by certain Datu Bawang in a firefight Sunday afternoon on the eve of All Souls Day in Sitio Daldalikan Creek, Barangay Kinamaybay, Esperanza, Aguasn del Sur

 

            Official report from Caraga Police Regional Inf...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

16, 983 pieces of logs worth P67.93-M seized in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur

by Ben Serrano

      November 1, 2010

 

            TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur- The Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed over the weekend that it apprehended a total of 16, 983 pieces of logs which is about 5,002.39 cubic meters for total 72 confiscations it made from November 25, 2008 to September 30, 2010 alone.

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

DENR -Talacogon confiscates 16, 983 pieces of logs worth P67.93-M

by Ben Serrano

      November 1, 2010

 

            TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - The Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed over the weekend that it apprehended a total of 16, 983 pieces of logs which is about 5,002.39 cubic meters for total 72 confiscations it made from November 25, 2008 to September 30, 2010 alone.

 

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Illegal drugs a threat to Capiz, says Tanco

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – “I consider illegal drugs a real threat to our province. Give priority to our anti-illegal drugs campaign.” This is Gov. Victor Tanco’s marching order to Capiz Police Director, Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

“Intensify preventive measures and arrest persons involved in the illegal drug business,” Tanco ordered Gumban and town police chiefs during Friday’s command conference at the...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara expressed his intentention to seek Spain’s help for RPs heritage conservation

By Jason de Asis

 

 

MADRID, Spain, November 1, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who is set to receive the Premio Casa Asia award, expressed his intent to seek Spain’s help for the Philippines persisting heritage conservation efforts inspired by Spain’s success in preserving their cultural treasures.

 

The cultural arm of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Casa Asia) will award the Sen...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Drilon pushes to eradicate controversial road board

By Jason de Asis

 

 SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 1, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of Senate Committee on Finance has pushed to eradicate the controversial Road Board amidst allegations that the proceeds from the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC) or road user’s tax redound to fraud.

 

Drilon said that even as Republic Act 8794 that created it cites specific purposes for its use such as maintenance of roads, improv...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 1, 2010 – Monday Meditation (Christians, Act What You Are!) 



Our virtuous lives – and the lives of the throngs of unnamed saints whose victory we celebrate today – are expressions of the saintliness we have all been given in Baptism. They lived it. 
  
The Solemnity of All Saints 
Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14 
Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 
1 John 3:1-3 
Matthew 5: 1-12a Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 And he op...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga leaders mourn death of former Butuan City Mayor

by Ben Serrano
    November 1, 2010

 

BUTUAN CITY - Incumbent and past top local officials and politicians in Caraga Region mourned death of former Butuan City Mayor Democrito Plaza, II who once served as Chairman of the Caraga Regional Development Council

 

 Plaza who served Butuan City as Mayor for 15 years passed away past 6 p.m. Friday at the intensive care unit of St. Luke Medical Center in Taguig, Metro Manila, close relati...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Oct 31, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Stop Pretending! Live Saintly Life!) 
Zacchaeus was a Jew, but had purchased a false identity - a mask - a pretense, and he frightened others and diminished himself. Jesus passed that way, but did not pass up an opportunity to extend life, love, recovery and truth to this true “son of Abraham”. Each day is the “today” of Jesus’ inviting Himself into our lives. Each day is the encounter with our truth, because Jesus invites us out of o...

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DATELUNE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 





Ex-Butuan City Mayor for 15 years passed away after undergoing kidney transplant

by Ben Serrano

October 30, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY - Former Butuan City Mayor Democrito “Boy Daku” Plaza, II who served Butuan City as Mayor for 15 years passed away past 6 p.m. Friday at the I.C.U of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Metro Manila, close relatives of the late Mayor here said.

 

            Relatives here said the former Butuan Mayor died ater undergoing a successful kidney transpla...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Government should invest more trains to maximize ridership

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 31, 2010-The government should invest in procuring more train coaches to maximize the ridership potential of the railway system and, in the process, turn in a decent return of investment (ROI), instead of a fare hike to boost the viability of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).

 

Sen. Ralph G. Recto disclosed the whole MRT-3 line is actually good for a daily ridership of 650,000 but only...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Guingona filed a bill for the creation of RPs strategic petroleum reserve

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 31, 2010-Senator Teofisto Guingona, vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy has filed a bill proposing for the creation of Philippine Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the country to prevent possible shortage in the petroleum products.

 

The supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the retail market in the early months last year abruptly became scarce where...


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