RED WOMAN WALKING. A local woman in Cabetican walks along a smog-filled Megadike, which seems to be a post-apocalyptic environment for modern-day penitents. Trucks pass through the path daily. --RUSTON BANAL www.headlinegl.com VOLUME III • NO. 179 MARCH 06-08, 2015 FRIDAY - SUNDAY 100,000 visitors expected in Lubao balloon festival By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario CLARK FREEPORT -Organizers of the Lubao International Balloon Festival (LIBF) are targeting 100,000 spectators this year, compared to last year’s 55,000 visitors. 100,000 visitors... pagE 7 NLEX-North Harbor Link opens March 18 By Charlene A. Cayabyab CHARITY EVENT. Korean nationals led by Congressman Kyung Chum Lee of Busan City, Byung Mo Lee and Chul Woo Lee of Punta Group, together with DTVSI batch ‘94 headed by Mar Gravamen visit children from Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Mabiga, Mabalacat City for a feeding program.--CONTRIBUTED PHOTO CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The North Luzon Expressway’s North Harbor Link will open to the public on March 18, the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) announced. According to MNTC president Rodrigo nlex-nh link... pagE 7 Cojuangco eyes housing units for retired athletes By Marna Dagumboy -del Rosario CLARK FREEPORT - Philippine Olympic Commission (POC) president Peping Cojuangco is eyeing the construction of housing units for retired athletes in the country. This was gleaned during the briefing of the Youth and Sports Development Committee technical working group held here recently. Cojuangco said that aside from constructing the NTC inside this Freeport, the POC will also be looking for a space for housing units for retired athletes who contributed to Philippine sports. He however, has yet to reveal where the housing units will be constructed. Earlier, the technical working group of the House Committee housing units... pagE 7 FOR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President, former Tarlac congressman Jose Cojuangco, discusses a point during a meeting of the technical working group (TWG) of the House committee looking into the proposed location of the National Sports Training Center. Conjuangco is also eyeing the construction of housing units for retired athletes. Listening is First District Rep. Yeng Guiao, vice-chairman of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development. ---CIAC-CCO PHOTO 2NEWS Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 06-08, 2015 5 persons collared in alleged pot session in NE SAN ISIDRO, Nueva Ecija - Five persons, including two women, were arrested while allegedly having a pot session in Barangay Sto. Cristo here, police said on Thursday. Senior Supt. Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija provincial police director, identified the suspects as Shiela Marie Acquiat, 22; Ella Rose Lorenzo, 18, both of Barangay Lita Bay Foundation, Crossing Mendez, Cavite; Jonathan Ballesteros,43, of Ilagan, Isabela; Anthony Maglian, 27, of Barangay San Simon, Dasmarinas, Cavite and John Balisi, 49, a resident of Barangay Buli, Muntinlupa City. According to Nieves, lawmen from San Isidro police station conducted the operation at around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday based on a tip off from concerned citizens that a pot session is happening in the said place. Police reportedly recovered from the suspects 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu, in a transparent plastic sachet with a estimated street value of P18,000, a green jewelry case with four plastic sachets which accord- ingly contains residues of the illegal drugs, aluminum foil and a tooter. Charges of violation of Article II, Sec. 5, 11 and 12 of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were being filed against the suspects, Nieves said. (PNA)• DPWH chief reminds contractors to maintain good track record NEW SERVICE VEHICLES. Bataan Governor Abet Garcia (left) greets his constituents during the blessing and formal turnover of 20 new service vehicles for the 18 villages of Mariveles, local police and the public safety office. The 20 units of Mitsubishi L300 FB worth more than P14 million were purchased through a municipal resolution authored by ABC President Arvin Zurita (2nd from left). Mariveles Mayor Jesse Concepcion said the purchase undergone strict compliance of proper government procurement procedures. - MHIKE R. CIGARAL BA in Communication program opens with new media track MANILA – A unique bachelors’ degree in Communication is opening in August. Besides developing skills in mainstream media such as print and broadcast, it offers a track in new media such as online journalism, visual communication, social media and digital marketing, knowledge management, and communication entrepreneurship. Operated by the pioneering graduate school Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) and Now Corporation (NowCorp), a forward-looking telecommunications, media and technology organization, the new BA in Communication course aims to develop innovative communication entrepreneurs and leaders in time for ASEAN 2015. It nurtures students who will participate in ASEAN integration, learning at the heart of the communication industry. They will get involved in projects of AIJC and NowCorp and be mentored by experienced communication practitioners, industry leaders, and committed academic stalwarts. The distinctive communication course envisions graduates who will be leaders among Asian communicators and innovative entrepreneurs with 21st century competencies and values. AIJC, an educational institution that has been providing masters’ degree programs in communication for 34 years, is taking on college-level students to mold them into highly effective communicators skilled in new media. AIJC is now accepting enrollees. For inquiries or appointments, call phone numbers (02)7434321 or (02)7400396 or email [email protected] . Its address: AIJC, ICTV Bldg., 2244 Espana Blvd., 1008 Sampaloc, Manila.• Mabalacat City lad to vie for Mister United Continents PHL 2015 By Charlene A. Cayabyab MABALACAT CITY - A native of this city is set to vie for “Mister United Continents Philippines 2015” on April 14 in Pasig City. Alexis Martinez, who bagged Mr. Pampanga 2013, is a 21-yearold Information Technology student at Angeles University Foundation. He was also a candidate during last year’s “Misters of the Philippines.” As part of their mission, “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life,” candidates are set to have a charity day with street children. Advocacy campaigns chosen by the official candidates will be highlighted during the pageant. The winners for the “Mister United Continents Philippines 2015” will have the chance to compete at various male international pageants here and abroad. The grand winner will represent the Philippines at the “Mister United Continents” to be held in Manila on May 30, 2015. The second placer will represent the Philippines at “Mr. Universal Ambassador” to be held in Bali, Indonesia on September 6 to 16, 2015 while the third placer will represent the Philippines at “Mr. Real Universe” to be held in Ecuador on November 2015. • Bettor from QC bags P50.6-M Lotto Pot MANILA – A bettor from Quezon City has won the P50,689,948 prize in last Wednesday’s (March4) Grand Lotto 6/55 draw, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. PCSO Acting Chairman and General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II said the winning numbers - 10-07-48-19-08-55 – were from a Standard Pick, bought from a lotto outlet in P. Tuazon Ave., Project 4, Quezon City. Rojas also announced that there are 18 winners for the 2nd prize, amounting to P54,030, while there are 1,050 winners for the P740 3rd prize.• MANILA – Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson reminded contractors doing business with their department to maintain a good track record. This, Singson stressed to be able for them to continuously participate in the Agency’s public biddings. “We want to ensure that all participating entities diligently follow procedures and prohibit those who habitually defeat the purpose of public bidding. This directive also applies to DPWH BAC members,” Singson explained. Singson said DPWH is implementing the 3-strike policy against erring contractors, suppliers and consultants involved in procurement of infrastructure works, goods and consultative services of the Department. Under the 3-strike policy, the following acts of contractor may be considered as a violation: 1) purchasing bidding documents but: (a) withdrawn from the bidding; (b) submitted a letter of non-participation; or (c) did not submit a bid without a valid cause; 2) submitting a late bid without valid cause; 3) submitting insufficient/defective documents; and other actions that contractors... Page 7 MARCH 06-08, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon BUSINESS 3 Gov’t to allot P77-B for expansion Outstanding of int’l airports, including Clark Bulakenyas to be cited CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The government will earmark about P77.47 billion for the expansion and modernization of the country’s main airports, including the Clark International Airport, according to the Department of Transportation and Communications. Also included in the project are international airports in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bohol, Laguindingan, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo and Bacolod, DoTC Undersecretary Rene Limcaoco said. The airport projects, he said, will be finished in three years. Limcaoco said that almost P1-trillion worth of infrastructure projects that will improve the country’s rail, airport and mass transit systems are already in the pipeline. Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino III said on Thursday that Limcaoco informed the senators in a Senate hearing that around P890 billion worth of rail and other mass transit projects will create nine additional lines and three additional terminals, accommodating an additional 2.2 million passengers daily. ”The projects will establish 140 additional passenger stations and 120 kilometers of additional road and rail mass transit that will cut down average travel time from twoand-a-half hours to just one hour,” Senator Aquino said in a press statement. When asked by Aquino about the timelines of the project, Limcaoco said the rail and other mass transit projects will be completed in the next five years. “It is important for the public to be aware of these programs so we can ensure and monitor that these plans will be completed at the soonest possible time,” Aquino said. While acknowledging the longterm programs to improve the transportation infrastructure, Aquino asked government agencies not to overlook the current user experience of the public in airports and train stations. “While we need to ensure on the progress of these development projects to make sure that we reach these timelines, it is also important to look at the current experiences of our passengers and commuters in our airports and trains,” Aquino said, referring to the long queues in airports and train stations. While he’s aware of security concerns, Aquino said concerned government agencies must come up with a better process that can be comfortable to passengers. ”The same goes for our train riders, who have to endure the heat of airport expansion... Page 7 MEETING US EMBASSY OFFICIALS. Clark Development Corporation President & CEO Arthur P. Tugade (left) discusses the development of the Clark Freeport during a meeting with the officials from US Embassy in Manila led by (C) David Schneir, Economic Counselor; Kyle Fisher and Brian Breuhaus. --CDC-EAD PHOTO Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: PAMPANGA City/Municipality: ARAYAT NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that ERICA PANGILINAN TRINIDAD has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of ERICA PANGILINAN TRINIDAD born on APRIL 22, 1991 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are EDDIE TRINIDAD and GINA PANGILINAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks upon publication. (Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA Municipal Civil Registrar HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: February 27 & March 06, 2015 Fundraising for rescued animals held in Subic SUBIC BAY FREEPORT - A fundraising event was held recently in this premier Freeport to help support animals that were rescued by the Wildlife In Need (WIN) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that operates a wildlife rescue center here. Dubbed as “Unbridled at El Kabayo,” the fundraising event aims to get financial assistance from Freeport residents and visitors to help provide food for the 21 horses at the El Kabayo riding stables here and maintain the area in tip-top shape. Want to broaden your business horizon? LET US HELP YOU! The event, which also served to re-launch the operation of the riding stables, showcased a quadrille by El Kabayo cowboys, a bull whipping demo, a showand-tell of rescued animals by WIN, an Aeta cultural show, a horse jump exhibition, line dancing, barrel race, and other outdoor activities. Ocean Adventure CEO Gail Laule said all the proceeds from the rides and other activities during the fundraising would go to the care of horses at the El Kafundraising... Page 7 MALOLOS CITY - The provincial government will recognize the outstanding Bulakenyas through the Gawad Medalyang Ginto on Monday, March 9, at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center here. The event is in line with the observance of the National Women’s Month. With the theme “Bulakenya Napapanahon Ka, Hanga Ako Sa Iyo,” the celebration aims to pay tribute to the strong and resilient women in different fields who continue to inspire and encourage younger generation to be an advocate of gender equality and women empowerment. Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that it is necessary nowadays to acknowledge the contribution of women as they become more powerful and bold in expressing their opinions that serves as a reminder that women contribute to the nation’s progress. “It is only appropriate to recognize and give importance to the contribution of women. Nowadays, they have big contribution to our progress and development and we cannot deny that some women can do the works of men better and proper,” Alvarado said. According to Panlalawigang Komisyon para sa mga Kababaihan ng Bulacan (PKKB), two outstanding women will be awarded with Medalyang Ginto Award who will receive trophies and cash incentive of Php20,000 while the Natatanging Samahang Pangkababaihan will also receive trophy and Php30,000 cash incentive. The PKKB will also honor women who excelled in their chosen careers under the category of Sectoral Award which include Matagumpay na Babaeng Mangangalakal, Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW, Matagumpay na Babaeng Makakalikasan, Huwarang Kabataang Babae sa Pamumuno, and Matagumpay na Konsehong Pambayan para sa Kababaihan. The celebration of Women’s Month and Gawad Medalyang Ginto in Bulacan started in 1996 in accordance with Executive Order No. 96-07. (PNA)• APEC member economies seen to attract more PPP investments TAGAYTAY CITY - The Philippines and other 20 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have a huge potential to attract more private sector investments in “viable and well-structured” public-private partnership (PPP) projects, particularly urban infrastructure. Guillermo Luz, APEC Business Advisory Council alternate member, expressed this as the amount of funding for development of the infrastructure across the APEC region is getting bigger mainly due to urbanization. “To the extent that there is some form of predictability behind the projects, predictability will give investors a sense of the viability of the projects,” he said in a press briefing on the sidelines of APEC meetings here. Luz stressed that PPP projects should also be “purposely planned” in a bid to attract more private sector investments. “(For instance,) if people begin to see that housing and commercial developments and ppp investments.. Page 7 CALL US : (045)435-0781 EMAIL US : [email protected] VISIT US : 2nd Floor , U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) 4 OPINION Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 06-08, 2015 EDITORIAL Crowd drawer SOME 100,000 spectators are expected to troop to Lubao town on March 26 t 29 to witness the spectacle that is the Lubao International Balloon Festival. According to organizers, this year’s event will be bigger and better, with 46 balloons already signing up to grace the skies of Barangay Prado Siongco and nearby areas. They expect to top last year’s figures of 55,000 based on ticket sales, as they have beefed up preparations and promotions for the event. Yes, the organizers are confident that the event will be a huge success, as they have received positive feedback from hot air balloon enthusiasts. Boosting this confidence is the fact that the wind conditions in Lubao are similar to that of Albuquerque, New Mexico – making it an ideal site to fly hot air balloons. This unique wind condition is called the “Albuquerque box” - a specific wind pattern that allows balloon pilots to take off and land in roughly the same spot. Added attractions during the 4-day balloon fest are paragliding activities, kiddie rides, showcase of Kapampangan foods and crafts, among others. Among the countries which will join the much-awaited balloon festival are Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Netherland, Poland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Thailand, United States of America, Korea, Vietnam and United Kingdom, among others. HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon is a Daily Regional Newspaper General Manager: MARLO a. franco Editor: RIA DE FIESTA Layout Artist/Photographer: JP Manalang Reporters: CHARLENE CAYABYAB Marna dagumboy - Del rosario Administrative Staff: sherylin l. rivera Marketing Head: ELAINE MAPILES Account Executive: caren m. garcia monica bianca cabiling Publisher: I.N.I. Newspaper Email: [email protected] Website: www.headlinegl.com DISCLAIMER: Views expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon or its internet website: www.headlinegl. com. The publisher does not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for the views of its columnists exercising their right to free expression. All rights reserved. Subject to the conditions provided for by law, no article or photograph published by HEADLINE GITNANG LUZON may be reprinted or reproduced, in whole or in part, without its prior consent. Office Address: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, MacArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 2000 Tel. Nos. (045) 455.0781 Fire Prevention Month L AST Sunday marked the start of the Fire Prevention Month, spearheaded by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). The annual observance aims to instil awareness to the public on how to prevent fires in different ways. Awareness may mean saving lives and properties, if we only know the means on how to avoid the occurrence of destructive fires. Weeks prior to it however, the celebration was marred with conflagrations that claimed the life of a 1-year old child and the loss of around 60 houses in Guagua, Pampanga, and a separate incident in another town in Alvin H. Arceo the province which turned a residential home into ashes. Last Saturday, a grassfire in a subdivision in another town nearly wiped out several houses, if not for the timely intervention of nearby fire stations. The start of the Fire Prevention Month also signals the start of the dry season, with the mercury-rising weather felt even at night. The dry season is described with hot and humid air felt by our perspiring skin. With the dry season, many things around us are made into flammable or combustible materials that may catch fire even with just a spark. Even dried grass causes fire that sometimes affects residences. In our expressways, there are grassfires alongside the road that resulted to vehicular accidents in the past. There are likewise houses burned due to wildfires that left firefighters helpless. The BFP is the government agency primarily mandated to protect lives and properties from destructive fires. In line with the said mandate, they are likewise tasked to do other activities such as the conduct of rescue during times of disasters, calamities and other forms of emergencies. Every year, the BFP is brought into the limelight during Fire Prevention Month. The activities they line up are aimed at arousing the awareness of the people As of this writing sponding to emergency calls. Some firemen on the other hand, have no proper protective suits needed when answering to the call of duty. The result, some firemen who put their lives and limbs on the line sometimes becomes the victims. While we consider them heroes and life savers, firefighters need the attention of the government too for equipment and fire-fighting gear, so they may be able to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively. “While we consider them heroes and life savers, firefighters need the attention of the government too for equipment and fire-fighting gear, so they may be able to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively.” on how to avoid destructive fires. During Undas or All Saints Day, they are likewise put on alert due to the possibility of having fires in places. During the New Year revelry, they are also on the scene and put on guard for any eventuality such as fireworks-related infernos. Every year too, issues haunting their capability to fight fires likewise erupt. There are fire stations in the region that have no fire trucks. Saddening is the fact that while we have many brave and daring firemen to put off fires, they are handicapped by the lack of resources such as fire trucks and other firefighting equipment. Despite the fact that some fire stations have fire engines to speak of, some of them are dilapidated, under repair, unserviceable or incapable of re- Since firemen are on 24-hour duties, they need decent quarters in their stations, as they are on standby just in case someone will report any eventuality. Some fire stations hold offices in old government buildings and merely rely on local government units to sustain their stay. With the Fire Prevention Month held yearly, it’s high time that the national government provides all the necessary facilities, equipment and gear for our firemen. It should not focus not only on the roles of our firefighters but also on things they need for the proper fulfilment of their duties - that is, to protect lives and properties. LET US HELP YOU! Want to broaden your business horizon? CALL US: (045)455-0781 • EMAIL US: [email protected] VISIT US: 2nd Floor ,U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) ••• This writer welcomes other views, comments, and reactions. You may send your message at 0919-510-7665.• MARCH 06-08, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon Isang babaeng diyos (Huli sa dalawang bahagi) N AKALULUNGKOT isipin semen they could see -- God, who na ang mga taong umaang- created everything, must then be kin na sila ang tagapag- male. So the battle raged on about the panitili ng pananampalataya ay gusto lamang ang isang panana- Fatherhood of God, while women, mpalatayang mas ‘di hamak na maliit kaysa sa kaluluwa ng isang babaeng hindi mapanindigan ng pananampalatayang ito mismo. Inaangkin nila na pinanatili nila ang tradisyon, subalit pumapalya silang kilalanin na Towards ang tradisyong nasa kaisipan nila ay the Light mas politikal kaysa ABEL SOTO sa teyolohikal. At naka-akma nga lamang ito sa mga kagaya nilang in a new consciousness of their mag-isip tungkol sa Diyos na sa own discrete creation, became kasariang maka-lalake at panla- more alienated from the church lake lamang nila inihahalintulad. of fathers. Traditionalists saw it Maraming tao ang nakikina- as an attack on religion itself. As bang sa sistemang ito, sa kabila the wag wrote, “A conservang katotohanang isang malaking tive is a person who believes kabawasan at kakulangan ang that the foolishness frozen in kaisipang sumusuporta sa siste- time is preferable to foolishmang ito. Hindi nagbabago ang ness fresh off the vine.” And sistemang ito dahil ang mga taong foolishness we had aplenty. What may kapangyarihang baguhin ito had always been taught, reactionay hindi makayang mawalan ng aries reasoned, must therefore be kapangyarihan kung babaguhin true for the very reason that it had nila ang sistemang umiiral na ito. always been taught, but so had Kung kaya’t ang parati nilang si- the notion of the flat Earth. In the nasabi ay hindi na nila ito maba- light of contemporary science, the bago dahil “ganito na ito sa simula argument had ceased to persuade. Men, “God’s highest creature,” pa lang”. At paikot-ikot na lamang sila sa bilog na bolang ito… kasa- theologians like Augustine taught bay ng pagpapa-ikot nila sa ating and Thomas Aquinas later explicated, were closer to God. Males, lahat. in other words, are most like God. By virtue of their reason, men are ••• And that, of course, makes an- “made in the image of God.” Womyone who thinks otherwise a radi- en, on the other hand, by virtue of cal, an iconoclast, some sort of their single function, generation, ecclesiastical anarchist. No mat- were deficient. Thomas Aquinas ter that God’s own name for God calls them “a necessary object when Abraham asks in scripture, that is needed to preserve the spe“Who shall I tell them sent me?” cies and provide food and drink.” is not “I am your father,” but “I am It had always been thus, they told who am.” Or to put not too fine a us, and so must always remain. point on it: I am everything that is. I am pure being. The implica••• tions for the spiritual life, for the Sa proseso ng aking pag-iisip life of the Christian community, tungkol sa isang mentalidad na ito are astounding! By church stand- sa katauhan ng Diyos, napagtanto ards, this is a very radical God. ko na ang Diyos na ibinibigay nila As the issue of the nature and sa akin ay masyadong maliit para naming of God began to emerge maging katumbas ng napakarammore and more publicly, people ing buhay… ng laksa-laksang paleapt into the breach to save the nanampalataya. faith for the Middle Ages. They At nakapaglagom ako na ang argued for a now stone-dead sci- Diyos na ito na ibinigay nila sa ence, which long ago assumed maraming mananampalataya ay that since men were carriers of hindi patungo sa Diyos mismo. the seed of life -- the only seed or Kung ang Diyos na sinasabi nat- ing ating sinasamba, ang Diyos ng lahat ng katauhan, ay kinukulang sa pagkamaka-babae at pagkababae – at itinatakwil ang mga ito – ang Diyos na ito ay hindi Diyos “Sa puntong ito ng aking buhay, ang Diyos na aking hinahanap ay sapat na ang kabuluhan upang maging Diyos ng lahat ng katauhan. Wala ng iba pang ideyang espirituwal ang nag-iwan at nagkaroon ng malaking epekto sa aking buhay, sa saysay ng aking katauhan at sa saysay ng tunay ng aking pagbibigay kahulugan sa Diyos bilang isang Diyos, na bukod sa pagiging isang Diyos Ama sa akin ay isa ring siyang Diyos na aking Ina.” Understanding history by Melvin J. Quizon T EACHING history is not all about giving our students information and facts. To be able to teach this subject effectively, we must know and understand it first. I guess the number one thing is to have passion for the subject, and let your students see this passion in you. High school teachers have an enormous job of telling students about the facts in our history. It is imperative that they understand every aspect of the subject, not just memorizing them. Obviously, knowledge of the events of history is important. But educating them is not all about teaching students skills that will enable them to get jobs. It is also about trying to teach them the skills that come along with studying history, like evaluating evidence, posing questions and answering them, writing, or mobilizing information in order to make an argument. Students need to have a kung gayon. Ang Diyos na ito ay kinukulang sa katauhan. At ang katauhan ng babae ay kinukulang sa katauhan ng Diyos. “Mahirap ng makita ang daan pabalik sa kabuluhan kapag ang isang imahen ay nai-ukit na sa bato. (“At ikaw Pedro ay bato, at sa batong ito ay itatayo ko ang aking simbahan…” – Mateo 16:18) Ang imaheng ito ng mas makapangyarihang lalaking Diyos ay naituro sa mga institusyon ng mga kalalakihan sa napakahabang panahon. At sa panahong ito ngayon, nakagawa ang mga katuruang ito ng hindi na masambit na limistasyon sa kabuluhan at sa kahiwagaan. ••• “God is. God is love. God made woman, too, in God’s own image...” Those three sentences have become enough for me. They have become my life as a believer. They sustain me; they caution me; and they drive me. There is not much time left now and there are the ideas that go with me into “The Valley of Death.” Not the doctrines, not the dogmas; not the so-called “definitive” statements about the otherness of woman -all of which are just one more example of male attempts to capture the power of God for themselves. ••• Sa puntong ito ng aking buhay, ang Diyos na aking hinahanap ay sapat na ang kabuluhan upang maging Diyos ng lahat ng katauhan. Wala ng iba pang ideyang espirituwal ang nag-iwan at nagkaroon ng malaking epekto sa aktowards the light... Page 7 broad minded perspective about history, Nowadays, social media is being used to teach history. There is the internet and other sources of information. Although they help, they sometimes pose as distractions in the learning process. The thing is, there is no substitute for a good teacher, presence of whom is critical to learning. What count most in classroom learning are the training, ability and knowledge of teachers. They must inspire students by conveying his or her own enthusiasm for the subject. It is quite important also that those teaching history should be trained on the subject. What does a degree mean, if you do not understand what you’re teaching? You may have methods, yes, but we should love the subject to be able to convey to the students what history is. If we can do all these, then we would be great teachers. ••• The author is SST-I at the Mabalacat Community High School, Mabalacat City, Pampanga• OPINION 5 Teacher supervision and K-12 education by ALBERTO PINEDA SALAS, JR. M ANY influences and various factors have affected the ways in which teachers are supervised, managed, led, and evaluated. In the 2000s, Western educational system was spurred in the Philippines after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik. Educational critiques were questioning the nation’s educational system, proposing that basic education in the United States was not culturally appropriate to the Filipino people. Books like “How Johnny Reads” questioned the ability of schools to educate in a competitive market. In 2003, A Nation in Academic Peril, by the National Commission of Excellence in Education, identified several aspects of education in need of reform, including assessing teacher competence and student learning in classrooms around the country. A major focus of reforms in the 2000s was in the area of teacher supervisory process. In 2005, the Bicentennial Commission published a postscript to “A Nation in Educational Peril”, which stated: “A nation is at risk when any of its professions is severely weakened. Teaching is such a profession. . . The basis for the genuine, sound practice of pedagogy is substantial and growing dramatically. If the nation wants to reduce its risk, it must upgrade the teaching profession and the conditions under which teachers practice. The achievement of one goal is inextricably linked to the other.” As a result of this publication, mandates for teacher supervision started to parallel teacher preparation programs and certification processes. Local, regional, and national entities dictated the development of new supervision practices and measures to assess the value of teachers and their competency. We all know for a fact that throughout the history of the Philippine education, there have been many variations and changes in teacher supervision. In colonial times, members of the community or representatives of the governments evaluated local teachers. These people were not educators, and they were mainly concerned with assessing the students’ knowledge and determining the quality of the teaching methods being used. An educational innovator termed this the “community responsibility historical era”. Teachers were not only judged on the quality of the instruction they delivered, but also on their place and appropriateness in the community at large. Many later researchers in teacher supervision have since expanded upon or moved away from earlier ideas to meet their needs and, according to them, to better meet the needs of teachers and supervisors. Today, many variations of these models are used to supervise teachers. Zepeda, a seasoned academician and instructional supervisor advocated for a combination of three aspects of supervision to best achieve the goal of improving teaching. Her cycle of supervision included instructional supervision, professional development, and evaluation. Several studies have been done to determine the relationship between student achievement and effective teaching methods, but as yet no national research has been done to determine what methods are currently being used to supervise teachers in the Philippines today under the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or more popularly known as DepEd’s K-12 Program. Although the specific methods of supervision utilized across the nation are yet unclear, two discernable branches of evaluation have emerged: formative and summative. Formative evaluation bases its results on the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the teacher. Formative evaluation focuses on helping the teacher improve and attempts to be non-judgmental. The administrator and the teacher analyse data and develop a plan for improvement. Summative evaluations track the decisions and data collection methods that determine the employment status of teachers, which helps management from better decisions about employment. Summative evaluations are final, judgmental, and comparative. Many in the education field distinguish evaluation as a form of judgment and supervision as a form of facilitating teacher growth. This has led to a debate as to whether supervision and evaluation teacher supervision... Page 7 6 Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 06-08, 2015 PcsO LOTTO RESULTS Lotto Game Megalotto 6/45 4Digit Swertres Lotto 11AM Swertres Lotto 4PM Swertres Lotto 9PM EZ2 Lotto 9PM EZ2 Lotto 11AM EZ2 Lotto 4PM Grand Lotto Combinations Draw Date JackpotWinners 03-38-10-34-16-28 3/4/2015 26,899,668.00 0 3-2-1-4 3/4/2015 10,000.0065 8-7-0 3/4/2015 4,500.00 189 2-0-5 3/4/2015 4,500.00 770 7-7-8 3/4/2015 4,500.00 737 24-06 3/4/2015 4,000.00 331 26-20 3/4/2015 4,000.00 49 14-12 3/4/2015 4,000.00 79 10-07-48-19-08-55 3/4/2015 50,689,948.00 1 Dry weather to prevail across more regions MANILA – The government’s weather agency sees that the dry soil moisture conditions will continue to prevail across more regions of the country until next week. In its March 1-10 agriweather forecast this year, State-run Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it expects such conditions throughout regions I, II, IVB, VI, VII, IX, XI, XII, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR) and Autonomous Region inMuslim Mindanao (ARMM). PAGASA’s Feb. 21-28, 2015 forecast also cited dry soil moisture conditions in the same areas except Region VII. The agency reported dry conditions as likely in Region VII during such period but only in some parts of this area. According to PAGASA, rainfall until March 10 this year can possibly range from zero to 25 millimeters in regions I, II, VI, XI, XII, CAR, NCR and ARMM. Up to 50 millimeters of rainfall is likely in regions IVB. VII and IX during the reference period, noted PAGASA. PAGASA said weather systems that will affect the Philippines during the refer- Crossword #75XZ2X7J Crossword puzzle 1 2 3 4 5 14 6 8 21 25 31 38 43 13 27 28 29 32 36 39 40 44 48 41 45 49 42 46 50 47 51 52 53 54 61 26 35 37 12 22 24 30 34 11 19 20 23 10 16 18 62 63 64 55 65 56 ence period are the northeast monsoon and trough of a lowpressure area. Northeasterly winds will prevail over the whole country throughout the period, noted PAGASA. “Isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon will be experienced over extreme northern Luzon while Mindanao will experience cloudy conditions with isolated light to moderate rains due to trough of a low-pressure area,” PAGASA said. Except for possible occurrence of isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, PAGASA said the rest of the country will have ‘good” weather. (PNA)• Across 9 15 17 33 7 57 58 59 60 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 Down 1. Start of Hamlet’s query 5. “___ Ride”singer (TV show) 1. My R&B Braxton 9. Pack to capacity 2. Yet to be paid 14. 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Computer bug 51. Mrs. Bunker and others 55. Baseball's Hideo ___ 56. ____ about (roams) 58. Wrap for leftovers 59. Dorothy Gale's dog 60. Picnic offering 61. NFL ball carriers (abbr.) 62. Museum pieces 63. Brazilian ___-Jitsu (martial art) 64. "Time ___ time again..." 66. O.R. personnel You can grab our Digital Edition Copy via www.headlinegl.com & click Cover Today HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18) Reality is the key, making this day favorable for business affairs or creative pursuits. There is much mental busywork as well as an urge to get things organized into a rational system. Stay away from gossip–you have enough business to tend to today. Your thinking process is fine-tuned and any problems will find easy solution under your keen observation. Be clear in all things you do and say during this time. Also, make sure you have complete information before gambling with an investment. You may experience many situations during this time when a new relationship begins, particularly one of a physical, loving nature. This is a time when your powers of creativity are great. This evening is marked by increased romantic aspiration. ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19) This is a great time to be with others and to work together. You may be required to help a new employee to become familiar with a certain job today. Your management abilities are always good. There is a collision of powerful energies spilling into your life soon so do be careful in your action of the day. You show a tendency to be extremely hard-working and ambitious on the professional level. It is important to develop a team attitude so as not to alienate fellow workers. You face tremendous responsibilities in relationships with loved ones later today and will be pleased with the wonderful results from applying your recent study in problemsolving situations. You are open to a loved one. There is a chance to have a special time with your sweetheart. CANCER (JUN 22- JUL 22) If you take the initiative today, a goal that seemed beyond your reach may be obtainable. Your fertile mind is crystal clear–able to separate the most complex concepts into their component parts for easier understanding. Many things can be accomplished today. Your objectivity should enable you to converse with others about subjects that may have been too difficult for you before now. This is a good time to look down your future career path. Plans made today should work out, no matter how far ahead the plans may be. Working with partners in an open, honest environment can only bring good fortune to you now. Financial deals are quickly settled. The afternoon is a good time to go looking at property or real estate. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22 - JAN 19) This is a period when you take your work more seriously and a lot of energy goes into getting things organized. This is also a time when you will be working on some personal improvement. Perhaps you have decided to quit smoking or maybe lose weight. Overcoming personal obstacles through self-discipline and patience is an essential lesson. If you believe you can’t, you’re right–otherwise you will find a way to do what you want. Beware of a tendency to be too serious; create opportunities to see things in the best possible light. If you are dieting, you will have great success as you eat plenty of vegetables and keep the meat that you eat in as low a fat content as possible. Choose to love yourself and experience each day with pleasure. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUN 21) You may have a hard time being clearheaded this morning. Thoughts and ideas may be misleading. Give yourself plenty of time before responding to any political interactions in the workplace. Removing any emotional type of thinking would be best . . . Just deal with facts. This afternoon is an excellent time to get many things accomplished. With a concentrated focus, you may unconsciously help a close friend through your efforts. You draw support and a sense of security from your ideals, friends and a little social involvement now. There is a need for change, a desire to break with outmoded patterns of the past and a longing for the new, the different and the unique; patience. Through a little research you will find lots of new adventures to experience. LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23) Co-workers will help you assemble, research or deliberate–just ask. Everything seems to be going your way today. You may feel like blowing your own horn–just remember to play on key. At week’s end you see your many accomplishments. Success may not belong to you and you alone . . . Greet other successful people in your business with a big smile and be happy that the competition has pushed you into the winner’s circle. Someone important to you, perhaps a young person or someone in your near environment, may come into focus this afternoon. There could be an emotional overtone to all of this that may require more of your patience. Romantic feelings are deepened, encouraging you to bestow tokens of your affection upon a loved one. LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23) This may be a time of relaxation and appraisal of future plans. You might focus your energy on self-discovery. While you seem to attract people with opposing viewpoints, it is a good day to study the unusual. You become involved in ways to improve and update your goals. Research of other similar events will help you in your progress. There are a break from the past and a willingness to flaunt convention. Careful, too many things at once may become difficult. You have many chances for meeting someone new at this time, though you should take it slow. Your heightened sensitivity to others will help you to know just where to lend a helping hand. You also may gain attention that will encourage others to make a positive difference. PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20) There is the presence of confidence and assertiveness in approaching and communicating with others today– your personal magnetism is high. A little restlessness may encourage you to strike out on your own. However, your fine sense of responsibility will keep you in your chair until the big hand on the clock moves to its proper place for going home. You will need to take care in your response to others–particularly with higher-ups such as supervisors. Take your breaks today and do some form of exercise after the noon meal. This should help you find a focus for the afternoon. You may carry this desire for new and original experiences into your personal life this evening. Be careful; someone is speaking to you and you may not hear. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22 - DEC. 21) You may have a nagging feeling: no matter how well you are progressing in the workplace; there is still something missing in your life. It may be time to reassess the balance between your professional and personal goals. This must be the balance that is right for you–there are no correct answers–neither side should monopolize your life at the expense of the other. Everything works together to reveal you at your most elegant, particularly in social situations. Enjoy some family time this day. You will have a grasp for some new and creative ideas and the ability to present or communicate these to others. Everything could take on added value and importance. Be careful that you do not overspend or indulge too much just now. SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21) Your intellect is sharp–you are able to connect with everyone you greet and serve or entertain this day. The situation is a natural for self-expression and lends itself to your particular ideas. This may be a good time to persuade someone to your way of thinking. While you seem to attract people with opposing viewpoints, it is a good day to study the unusual. Your personal life and emotional wellbeing are really at the core of all aspects of your life. You may be inclined to move more in an emotional direction today but you would be wise to consider any facts that would chase away the emotions. Now is the time to make any sort of changes that may be necessary in order to help make your emotional outlook remain positive. Visit a friend tonight. TAURUS (APR. 20-MAY 20) This is a good time to lead the way on a project, for your originality is unusually perceptive. Your communicative skills are enhanced and if you wanted, you could sell your wares to anyone. Communication with others is most logical at this time. You could and will sway others to your cause through speeches or clever arguments; you are most convincing. Make sure both your expectations and abilities are realistic before diving into something you may not be able to get out of without harm or embarrassment. Companionship with others is most rewarding at this time and you should take every opportunity to be with friends. Sudden correspondence with a long-lost friend may occur today; many good memories surface. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22) Your creativity and communication skills are improved. Perhaps you have been listening to tapes or going to seminars on how to win in business. Your creative skills are excellent, making problem-solving situations easy to handle. You may feel a renewed interest in art, literature and nature. Your eloquence today will enhance your influence over others. Networking, as well as timing, can mean success. Interaction with the opposite sex on a professional level may occur a great deal during this time–competition, surprisingly, is fun today. Move carefully in the area of budgeting–you are learning more about how to increase and protect your finances. Your efforts toward improving your investments are respected. Do a good deed for someone today. MARCH 06-08, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon 100,000 visitors... from Page 1 LIBF event chair Noel Castro said the figures were culled from last year’s ticket sales. On March 26 to 29, 46 hot air balloons are expected to be seen in the skies of Prado Siongco in Lubao town, which is said to be the biggest balloon festival in Southeast Asia. Castro said of the 46 balloons, 15 are special-shaped and will be different from last year’s event as the organizers “don’t allow repeat performances.” According to Castro, there is the presence of “boxed wind” in Lubao town, making it the most ideal place to hold a balloon festival. “We discovered that Lubao’s towards the light... from Page 5 wind condition is different from other areas, because the balloons go back to the launching area,” he said. He also dismissed criticisms during last year’s kick off that balloons cannot fly during summer. “We have proven that the temperature is not a factor during a balloon fest, and that it will always depend on the wind condition of the area,” Castro stressed. Lubao’s balloon fest, he said, is the only of its kind which offers a novelty adventure “up in the air” and “down on the ground”. Added attractions during the 4-day balloon fest are paragliding activities, kiddie rides, showcase of Kapampangan foods and crafts, among others. Among the countries which will join the much-awaited balloon festival are Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Netherland, Poland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Thailand, United States of America, Korea, Vietnam and United Kingdom, among others. Castro also explained the decision behind the change in the event’s name to the Lubao International Balloon Festival, which is “name recall”. Tickets are pegged at P250 each and are available at SM City Pampanga ticket booths and at the Oxford Hotel and Casino.• The proposed NTC for Clark will be built in a 50-hectare property which can house 200 to 500 athletes, while the one in Tarlac will be built on a 34-hectare land only. Philippine Sports Commission President Ricardo Garcia, for his part, also recommended the Clark and Capas sites. Meantime, Davao Rep. Anthony del Rosario, chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee, expressed his full support to the construction of the NTC here. “I favor the thoughts of Kong Peping and Ritchie. Definitely I fully support [it]. By all means, let’s proceed,” Del Rosario stressed. The members of the TWG include the Philippine Olympics Committee (POC), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), and Clark Development Corporation (CDC). Earlier, the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave the green light on the transfer of the Rizal Memorial Coliseum from Manila to Clark. Guiao cited the need to transfer the coliseum, which serves as the national training center of Filipino athletes, because its location in Manila makes it prone to floods and traffic congestion. Some P3.5 billion will be spent for the construction of the new sports facility at Clark.• housing units... from Page 1 on Youth and Sports Development agreed to build a National Training Center (NTC) for young athletes inside this Freeport and at the Green City in Capas, Tarlac. 1st District Rep. Joseller “Yeng” Guiao TWg chairman and vice chairman Philippine Olympic Commission (POC) President Peping Conjuangco inspectedthetwositesearlierthisweek. During the briefing, Peping recommended both the Clark and Capas sites for the construction of the new center, but said Clark is the most ideal area due to its proximity to the airport. “I will propose one immediate [Clark] and one in the future [Capas]. These two will be advantageous to the country,” Conjuangco said. NLEX-NH LINK... from Page 1 Franco, the road extends only up to MacArthur Highway in Barangay Karuhatan in Valenzuela City. However, he said construction of the skyway link toward C-3 in Caloocan City is ongoing. The harbor link can be used by cargo trucks by entering Mindanao Avenue Interchange or Segment 8.1. Rodrigo added that the MNTC would start the construction of the road that will link NLEX to South Luzon Expressway once the NLEX North Harbor Link is completed. The first three kilometers of the connector road, Franco said, will cross MacArthur Highway toward Letre Road, left toward C-3 Road, and cross España Boulevard. The connector road will have four entrance and exit ramps including C-3 Road in Caloocan, Espana and Quirino in Manila City and Gil Puyat in Makati City. • contractors... from Page 2 defeat the purpose of public bidding as determined by concerned Bids and Awards Committee (BAC). Likewise, Singson ordered members of the DPWH BACs and Procurement Service (PrS) to implement stricter monitoring on those contractors who tend to violate rules of public bidding. Following due process, respective BAC Chairpersons are directed to immediately serve a written notice for every violation of participating bidder, and give the latter five (5) days to show cause why he/ she should not be sanctioned. The BAC shall then evaluate and determine within seven (7) days if the bidder’s reason is valid. BACs must also maintain a tally of violations of each bidder and submit notarized reports to the PrS for evaluation. Procurement Service on the other hand is responsible in monitoring the violations of the 3-Strike Policy in all procurement undertaken in the entire Department and shall recommend to the Secretary the necessary sanctions in coordination with the Legal Service. According to DPWH, for the first strike or violation of bidder, the BAC shall issue first warning; for the second strike, a second warning; for the third strike in a 12 month period, which is considered an offense, the contractor will be suspended for participating in any DPWH bidding process for the period of one (1) year; and, for the second set of 3 strikes, a 2-year suspension. Failure on the part of DPWH BAC members and other concerned personnel to submit a complete and verified 3-strike report shall also face sanctions provided for under Civil Service rules and regulations. (DPWH)• ing SBMA parades by former SBMA chairs like Senator Richard Gordon and Congressman Felicito Payumo. The area used to be a commercial tourist destination, but is now under the WIN Foundation, which entered into an agreement with the El Kabayo stables in 2008 for the care of the 21 horses there. In 2011, WIN signed a memorandum of agreement with the SBMA to take over the complete management of the horses and operations of the stables. Today, the stables offer horseback riding, riding lessons and educational programs to support the care of the horses. WIN is a non-profit organization focusing on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, the campaign against the wildlife pet trade, and community education. It operates and has headquarters at its Wildlife Rescue Center here. The WIN Rescue Center provides care and housing for sick, injured, and confiscated wildlife. Many of the animals that come to WIN were rescued from the illegal wildlife pet trade. The majority of animals are successfully rehabilitated and returned to the wild. However, for animals that have lost the ability to live on their own, WIN provides a permanent home for them at the Rescue Center. (PNA)• fundraising... from Page 3 bayo stables, which offer horse rides to paying tourists. “We (WIN) have formed a great partnership with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to provide care for the horses here while giving a great experience to tourists,” Laule said. SBMA chairman Robert Garcia, meanwhile, said that he was glad that the El Kabayo stables, which is one of the establishments synonymous with the Subic Bay Freeport, is still in operation. He noted that during the early years of the Subic Bay Freeport, the El Kabayo stables were used to house the horses that were used dur- Want to broaden your business horizon? LET US HELP YOU! 7 CALL US : (045)455.0781 EMAIL US : [email protected] VISIT US : 2nd Floor , U2 Bldg., MacArthur Hiway, Dolores, City of San Fernando (P) ing buhay, sa saysay ng aking katauhan at sa saysay ng tunay ng aking pagbibigay kahulugan sa Diyos bilang isang Diyos, na bukod sa pagiging isang Diyos Ama sa akin ay isa ring siyang Diyos na aking Ina. (Note: (Ito ang pangalawang artikulo na iniaalay ko pa rin sa lahat ng mga kababaihan bilang pakikiisa sa kanilang pagdiriwang ng National Women’s Month, lalong-lalo na sa aking ina. Ang artikulong ito ay paraan ko ng pagbibigay-pugay sa lahat ng mga kababaihan na hindi nagsasawang maghanap at magbahagi ng kabuluhan at katuturan sa kapwa nila kababaihan.) • teacher supervision... from Page 5 should be done together or separately. Scholars on teacher supervision believed that the ideal evaluation system would involve different people doing both formative and summative evaluations. They also understood, however, that this is not easily done and would be almost impossible to implement in current school structures. Proper evaluation of teachers should ensure adequate instruction, document quality of teaching, create accountability for stakeholderrs, and improve instruction. Most authors describe the evaluation procedure as a bureaucratic process using a checklist and criteria for judging a teacher’s effectiveness. In the debate as to what will increase student learning, several reform models have been introduced to tackle the issue. Included in these reforms are changes in the supervision of teachers, as described in A Nation in Educational Peril. With the push for accountability at the school level in the newly implemented K-12 program of DepEd on 2013, supervisors are starting to evaluate teachers based on student achievement and learning, which should always be the case.• airport expansion... from Page 3 the sun or rain while waiting in line. This is a big inconvenience that needs to be immediately solved,” he said. Aquino has filed Senate Resolution No. 1115 calling for an inquiry to look into the prioritization of transportation infrastructure projects and the efficiency of systems management in seaports, airports, expressways and national roads. • ppp investment... from Page 3 others are built, the role of mass transit infrastructure will be justified. If there is nothing there, no one will invest,” he said. For his part, Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership (APIP) chair Mark Johnson said it is also imperative that APEC economies will create regulatory structures to deal with the issues of pricing and taxes, among others. Johnson also underscored the role of infrastructure in facilitating the movement of people through ports, airports and roads; and in achieving inclusive economies. If you want a more inclusive economy, people have to make use of that (projects) to move around; businesses (also should be) able to have much greater mobility,” he noted. Meanwhile, the theme of the country’s hosting of APEC Summit this year is “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.” The APEC is composed of 21 member economies: Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; and Viet Nam. (PNA) • Be heard! Send us your comments & opinions mail US: 2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way, City of San Fernando, Pampanga EMAIL US: [email protected] f e atu r e VOLUME III • NO. 179 • MARCH 06-08, 2015 • FRIDAY - SUNDAY Relief of important Philippine historical figures and events. The memorial cross hovering over a Philippine flag. T e x t & P hotos by D encio P acheco The Dambana ng Kagitingan historical marker. Tourists climbing the stairs to the altar of the colonnade. Tourists enjoy a ride atop a WWII cannon. The colonnade taken 74 meters up from the ground.
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