TCU Alumni Association’s 1st Alumni Assembly and Dinner for a Cause




I dropped by at the Office of the University Registrar of Taguig City University last week to get a Request for Documents Form and Student Clearance (which I got) and I was informed about the alumni association of TCU. An office staff handed me a small sheet of paper which contains information about The First Alumni Assembly and Dinner for a Cause to be held on May 30, 2015 at around 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Venue is at the TCU Auditorium.

Of course, everyone who graduated from Taguig City University (both undergraduate and graduate studies) is invited to attend. The University was established in 2004 and this is the first time that a General Assembly of alumni will be held. The alumni association is called TCU Alumni Association, Inc. Its Registration Number at Securities and Exchange Commission is CN201504338.

By the way, I personally asked how much the ticket is and it’s P500.00. Well, I am planning to attend the event as a show of gratitude to the University for nurturing me as an MBA student for three years. I am grateful.

For those who are planning to attend, you may reserve your tickets by texting/calling at these numbers:

0933-431-9169
0948-460-2125
0977-165-3454
(02) 789-3297

Results of the 2015 PUP College of Law Entrance Examinations


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The Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law (PUPCL) is one of the top performing law schools in the Philippines based on the number of board passers the latest of which is the 2014 Bar Exam. It placed 7th among law schools in the National Capital Region and 11th in the national level for first time takers.

For 1st Semester, A.Y. 2015-2016, the PUPCL conducts four batches of entrance examinations. Results of the first three batches were posted in the CL's website and can also be found below. 

Successful examiners for Batch 1 and Batch 2 are advised to submit their requirements for admission on May 4-9 while for Batch 3 on May 24-29, 2015. As for Batch 4, PUPCL is accepting online application from April 27, 2015 to May 21, 2015.

The requirements for admission are the following:

  1. Original Copy of the Official Transcript of Records (of the last school attended)
  2. Original Copy of NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate
  3. Original Copy of NSO Authenticated Certificate of Marriage (for female married applicant)
  4. Honorable Dismissal
  5. Chest X-ray Result, taken within the last 6 months (verified by PUP Medical Services)
  6. Two (2) copies of 2”x2” ID pictures, (recent and identical, in formal attire with white background)
  7. One (1) Long Brown Envelope

SUCCESSFUL EXAMINEES OF THE 2015 PUP COLLEGE OF LAW ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS:

Batch 1 (January 24, January 31 and February 7, 2015)

  1. ABAN, CARINA ORCALES (088074)
  2. ABAPO, JASMINE (088082)
  3. ABIOG, ANIKA HANNA BELUANG (088155)
  4. ABIS, KIM RANIELLE EBREO (088139)
  5. ABLID, MARY KIMBERLY BARRIOS (088111)
  6. ADARAYAN, VANESSA ESPINA (088154)
  7. AGUILAR, RONA TOLOSA (088009)
  8. AGUJA, PAUL JEREMY ILANO (088077)
  9. AMADO, JOSELITO ELIS (088136)
  10. AMBULAN, JERWIN CHIMMANOG (088144)
  11. ARROYO, PERLA VITO CRUZ (088015)
  12. BADONG, VINCENT STEVE PERALTA (088085)
  13. BAÑARES, JAY VANGIL MURILLO (088035)
  14. BARRION, CHRISSIE  MAY RODELES (088042)
  15. BASAY, JALIEL MOEEN METRILLO (088049)
  16. BAUTISTA, JOHN ROBERT OMOSURA (088147)
  17. BAUTISTA, MARICAR MALAKI (088174)
  18. BAYLON, RENZ VINCENT SINGUN (088119)
  19. BERMEJO III, CRISPIN LAUZ (088128)
  20. BINUCAL, CAESAR IAN CORDERO (088131)
  21. BLAY, MATTHEW DUMALAOG (088054)
  22. BONDOC, KRISTINE SINUTO (088166)
  23. CAMORONGAN, JOHN RAY CHAN (088112)
  24. CASALME, MARIA LOUELLA GALGAL (088149)
  25. CASIM, JENELYN DELA CRUZ (088080)
  26. CLEMENTE IV, PASCUAL JULIAN BONIFE (088045)
  27. COBARRUBIAS, IMEE CALAMOHOY (088066)
  28. CONIATE, CALEB DONNE ENTRATA (088028)
  29. CORDERO, MARIA LOURDES FABROS (088148)
  30. CUERDO, RONNEL PUMARES (088021)
  31. DATAHAN, EJELBERT BURATO (088173)
  32. DAYAO, ANICA MARI ARZADON (088094)
  33. DE DIOS, NIÑA MICHELLE SAGANA (088141)
  34. DELA PEÑA, PHILIPPE KING GERONIMO (088056)
  35. DIAZ, IVY THERESA CO (088137)
  36. DIOMANGAY, ROSHIEL MARASIGAN (088125)
  37. DOSIL, MARK JULIUS VALIENTE (088159)
  38. DUCTA, ERICH LEIGH CABACANG (088032)
  39. DY, JEFFREY EGAMEN (088050)
  40. EDOSMA, KRIS BECHER (088072)
  41. EVANGELISTA, MARIVIC RELINGADO (088189)
  42. FRANCISCO, CHARLET PERADILLA (088087)
  43. FRONDOZO, MANZALDO TEOPE (088152)
  44. GARDE, ARNEL QUIVETE (088005)
  45. GARDOSE, MARIEL PRECIOUS JOY CASTROVERDE (088118)
  46. GAYETA, RONA LORETA ANDREA EDRADA (088123)
  47. GONZALES, JAY LATUMBO (088083)
  48. GRISOLA, JOE VINCENT ALBON (088047)
  49. GUERRERO, GELLINA JOY BIHASA (088090)
  50. HERMOGENO, ARMANDO GONZAGA (088065)
  51. IBARRETA, MARIA LEA CERILLO (088157)
  52. IBUS, MARK JIM SADDUL (088161)
  53. IPORAC, JOSE MARIE PEDRON (088033)
  54. ISLA, KRISTINA MIGUEL (088062)
  55. JOAQUIN, ELVIS LINATOC (088113)
  56. LACASANDILE, PETERSON CRUZ (088145)
  57. LERONA, MARIZ LEYVA (088038)
  58. LICUANAN, LARRYNETTE LYKA FERRER (088095)
  59. LLAGAS, RADEL FAVOR (088153)
  60. LOA, CHARLES MORIS DELA VEGA (088017)
  61. MACALINGA, AGNES LINTAO (088002)
  62. MACANDOG, KENLEY FALLARME (088182)
  63. MARCELO, JEZEKIEL EDBERT CARREON (088029)
  64. MARFAL, MARK ANTOLIN VERANCES (088176)
  65. MATIAS, LIRA KRISSAN FELARCA (088034)
  66. MENDOZA, HAZEL DELA CRUZ (088103)
  67. MIRANDA, MICHELLE ZAPATA (088037)
  68. MORE, KEVIN NICOLAI CORSAME (088180)
  69. NAVALTA, KRISTINE NUESTRO (088132)
  70. NEGRANZA, JESSICA NOBLEZA (088076)
  71. NEPOMUCENO, MARK BERNARDINO (088016)
  72. ONG, JANZL BALUYUT (088093)
  73. ORTEGA, GERWIN MANGARING (088061)
  74. PABALAY, CLOYD TANATO (088075)
  75. PALMA, NORVIN MOISES (088036)
  76. PAROHINOG, LEA PAMELA DOMAGAS (088167)
  77. PINEDA, NINA SARAH PERIDO (088044)
  78. PUROG, GERALDEN SAMBERE (088064)
  79. QUELNAN, MARK JOSE CADIGOY (088030)
  80. QUIJANO, JAMIE DISCION (088020)
  81. RABARA, HEINRICK GAJERON (088142)
  82. RAMOS, CHARLEMAGNE JAMES PANGANTIHON (088120)
  83. RAMOS, JADE OTRILLO (088046)
  84. REGALARIO, LOUISSE ANN URMATAM (088091)
  85. REGALARIO, NIÑO LARIRIT (088097)
  86. REYES, SAMANTHA GAILE ABERGAS (088057)
  87. ROJAS, JUN DEXTER HERNANDEZ (088010)
  88. RUIZ, LEO AMADEUS GERELLA (088151)
  89. SAN DIEGO, FEBRIE MAESTRADO (088025)
  90. TADENA, KRISTINE JOY CALAMAAN (088143)
  91. TAGLE, MELCHOR BERMUDEZ (088089)
  92. TAMPARIA, CELVER JOY GAVIOLA (088146)
  93. TANAY, MAYLENE CADENA (088059)
  94. TEODORO, ROGELALYN ABRICO (088099)
  95. TRINIDAD, GEORGIA MAE SANTOS (088126)
  96. UAMINAL, JAMES  MICHAEL ACABODILLO (088140)
  97. UMILA, JOCELYN TUCBO (088063)
  98. URFILLA, ALECSON DACANAY (088106)
  99. VALDERRAMA, MARILYN SIBLE (088031)
  100. VARELA, DJOANNA ATIENZA (088110)
  101. VEJERANO, ROGER, JR DIOKNO (088004)
  102. VILLARICO, MA. VIDA MALAYA MENDOZA (088124)
  103. YEPES, MA. GLYNDORES BELTRAN (088048)
  104. ZANTUA, RONN MIKKHAEL SITCHON (088101)

Batch 2 (February 28 and March 14, 2015)

  1. ABONADO, RADJI RASHED CASTILLO (088200)
  2. ACEBUCHE, ADRIAN CAFE (088239)
  3. ALCANTARA, JULIUS ERIC TESORERO (088232)
  4. ALFONSO, ERNESTO CARRANZA (088199)
  5. ANDALLON, REYMARK BUSILIG (088209)
  6. ANG, QUEEN BORBOR (088217)
  7. AVISO, KEVIN PACULANANG (088256)
  8. AYSON, MANUEL VINCENT TIONG (088238)
  9. BICOMONG, REY CARTA (088222)
  10. BRITANICO, JUAN LEONARDO BRICIA (088204)
  11. BROÑOLA, JOHN ALDEM VILLAMOR (088251)
  12. BULALA, RAY-ANN BINGAYEN (088227)
  13. CALAMBA, MARION JOSSETTE BAYANI (088271)
  14. CALAMBA, NORMAN BAYANI (088272)
  15. CALAUOR, TITUS EDISON MORALEDA (088214)
  16. CALBE, NORHAISAH ALIP (088228)
  17. CAMARTIN, MARY GRACE PACHECO (088003)
  18. CENECIRO, JOSAN PUDPUD (088235)
  19. DADAP, RACHEL RANA STA. ANA (088261)
  20. DELA PEÑA, MARIA TRINA LOURDES BURI (088247)
  21. DUGAYO, JONA MYKA QUIOPA (088267)
  22. FRANCISCO, GENE LOUISE DAVE (088203)
  23. FRANCISCO, JOSE ROMANO HERMOSURA (088249)
  24. GANNABAN, JAN ERIKA UY (088250)
  25. GARCIA, MARIA JOSE CABIT (088236)
  26. GROSPE, MARYKNOLL BURGOS (088210)
  27. HERMOGENO, MA. RIZZA SINOGBA (088254)
  28. HERNANDEZ, MARIA KAROL PESCANTE (088262)
  29. JACINTO, RACHELL OPELADA (088215)
  30. JADULCO, CRISTONY ESPINOSA (088225)
  31. KATINDIG, LEO MAILAS (088211)
  32. LADIA, PRINCESS HYACINTH TIMPOG (088230)
  33. LAGURA, JANETH VIRTUDES (088263)
  34. LARDIZABAL, MARICAR SANTOS (088242)
  35. LASTRILLA, IRISH JOY ARNAO (088234)
  36. LIM, ANTON KRISTOFFER MANLAPAZ (088265)
  37. MANICAD, DANICA JHOCEL CRUZ (088226)
  38. MARABE, FLORLITA ZARINA JANE ARROYO (088266)
  39. MONTE, CELERINA DEL MUNDO (088068)
  40. MORFE, MARIELLE TENA (088273)
  41. MORTEL, MICHELLE AUSTRIA (088260)
  42. PAEZ, NEIL PATRICK SARCIA (088245)
  43. PENDATUN, ALMANSOR ALANG (088206)
  44. PERRIN, DIOGENES VERZOSA (088201)
  45. POLOPOT, JOANNAH JOY DELOS REYES (088212)
  46. QUIJANO, RONALD SONEJA (088198)
  47. REYES, AARON PAUL AVELINO (088223)
  48. SAMPACO III, ABDUL-RASHID BATARA (088240)
  49. TALADUA, KIMBERLY ROSSE SALUTAN (088244)
  50. TOPACIO, ANTONIO ROMULO MAGPANTAY (088248)
  51. TURING, JONATHAN DACILLO (088237)
  52. URBANO, RICO COSTINIANO (088231)
  53. VILLABLANCA, ISABELITA LUISA MENDOZA (088243)
  54. VILLARANDA, MARY CHARISE BALAGTAS (088229)
  55. VILLORENTE JR, ERROL MEJIA (088264)

Batch 3 (April 25 and May 9, 2015)

  1. ABAYA, JOEL CARLO TAMAYO (088285)
  2. ALLAUIGAN, JOBELLYN BACCAY (088341)
  3. ALVAREZ, RICHELLE ANNE VILLAR (088368)
  4. ANDAYA, LOUISE ANNE DIMAANO (088325)
  5. ARGUELLES, JAYSON MACALINAO (088338)
  6. AVIÑANTE, EHMELYN RORALDO (088323)
  7. BANOTAN, LEILANI MASLANG (088350)
  8. BAUTISTA, ALLEN DE UNGRIA (088289)
  9. BAUTISTA, ZARA-BETH LIM (088224)
  10. BERAÑA, MARIAN CALLOPE (088326)
  11. BUSIO, ELEANOR (088345)
  12. CALCEÑA, ALMARIO ABADA (088322)
  13. CALINGACION, CHARMI CO (088303)
  14. CAMASURA, MARGUILLE ESTILO (088288)
  15. CARLOS, JEROLD GONOWON (088358)
  16. CASANOVA, ZARAHGEN SABALINO (088197)
  17. CRISANG, STEPHEN NIKOLAI LAUDES (088295)
  18. DE CASTRO, MICHAEL BRYAN GAN (088366)
  19. DE GUZMAN, PEEJAY TAGUDTOD (088282)
  20. ESCOTOTO, MARICHEL LIBANTE (088324)
  21. FALCOTELO, PAUL SIMON MENDOZA (088298)
  22. GABRIEL, MARILYN MARQUEZ (088364)
  23. GALANO, FAITH ALEXIS FERNANDEZ (088328)
  24. GOMEZ, LA VERNE BUTAC (088284)
  25. GONZALES, JOHN STEPHEN AÑANA (088300)
  26. GOROSPE, MARY JOY OCAMPO (088357)
  27. HAW, VINCENT MANTILLA (088276)
  28. INABANGAN, JUNIER NERI (088356)
  29. JARASA, ALEEN JOY SALVADOR (088329)
  30. JONG, JOANA MURILLO (088347)
  31. JUAREZ, MYRA CUIZON (088306)
  32. JULIAN, DANICA FAYE ROLLO (088275)
  33. LAMIS, ANJE KRIZALYN CUSI (088353)
  34. LAURIO, RIZA BLANCA (088283)
  35. LAYOS, GLIO JOY SALCEDA (088331)
  36. LAZARO, ELAINE MAGBANLAC (088313)
  37. LEOCARIO, RYAN ESTACIO (088316)
  38. LEYNES, JUVY MATULAC (088274)
  39. LIM, ALFRED RAYMOND SAGABAEN (088319)
  40. LIM, JOSEFINA APRIL CASTOR (088361)
  41. LOTA, AIZEL ENN TARUCAN (088304)
  42. LUNA, HERMINILITO SALAZAR (088277)
  43. MAROMA, MA. RUBY ANNE ALDAY (088333)
  44. MOLINA, DREXEL VILLAROJO (088340)
  45. MORADA, CHEENEE VALDEZ (088335)
  46. MUÑEZ, ALLEANNA LOPEZ (088281)
  47. PENAFIEL, JACKIELYN SUMBILON (088299)
  48. PITALLANO, NICKY JONNA PARUMOG (088321)
  49. RAMOS, ELOISA CHUMACERA (088342)
  50. RAQUEL, MARLON BIGNOTEA (088280)
  51. RASUMAN, HANIEYA PAMLIAN (088311)
  52. RAYCO, KATHERINE ANN HERUELA (088290)
  53. RECAIDO, ROSALIE ROSAL (088349)
  54. RIANO, VIVIEN ROSAS (088327)
  55. RIVERA, SAHARA KAY JAVIER (088367)
  56. ROA, ROLLY AGUILLON (088332)
  57. ROBLES, ELIZABETH LUNAR (088294)
  58. ROMANO, CHERRY JEAN OCENAR (088305)
  59. SANTIAGO, ANGELICA CALICDAN (088301)
  60. SANTIAGO, DELMA CALIMLIM (088314)
  61. SO, THEA RICA GACIS (088317)
  62. SUYAT, JUDITH EVANGELISTA (088339)
  63. TINGCANG, MYLENE YURONG (088297)
  64. TOMADA, MICHAEL RASONABLE (088315)
  65. UY, ARTEMIS PACULABA (088312)
  66. VALDEZ, JEROME DOLOR (088286)
  67. VALENZUELA, JASPER CLARENCE MATO (088287)
  68. VELASCO, VANESSA ELAINE VILLADOLID (088351)
  69. VILLAFLORES, CATHERINE MARIE EMIA (088308)

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GOD BLESS YOU, MANNY PACQUIAO!

Debt of Gratitude

"He (President Aquino) is telling the whole world that he helped save my daughter's life. That is not true. Get ready, we are here to charge you. We will fight you." -Celia Veloso, Mary Jane's mother
All Filipinos should undergo rigorous course of study on the concept of debt of gratitude, one of the most valued traditional Filipino family values.

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78th Birthday of Atty. Ronald R. Yap and 44th Wedding Anniversary of Atty. and Mrs. Yap held at The Peninsula Manila



Atty. Ronald R. Yap, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Fisher Valley College in Taguig City, celebrated his 78th year at The Peninsula Manila (popularly known as Manila Pen) in Makati City on February 28, 2015. His family, colleagues and friends also celebrated the 44th Wedding Anniversary of Atty. Yap and his wife, Mrs. Rebecca M. Yap. 


In attendance were members of Gideons International and Light of the World Christian Center of which the couple are also active members. Gideons International is "an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments." Light of the World, as it is more commonly known in the Philippines, is an evangelical church with thousands of churches situated all throughout the country. Incumbent Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez, former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City and former Congressman Constantino Jaraula, and former Mayor of CDO and former governor of Misamis Oriental Pedro Baculio also graced the occasion. Pilar U. Pilapil, a Filipina actress, producer, and author who represented the country in Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1967, also attended the event. The Acting College Director, Department Heads, and other staff of TFVC likewise joined in the occasion. 

At age 78, Atty. Yap is still an energetic man. During his speech, he recalled how God is so good to him and his entire family and shared a Bible verse in Psalms 90:10 which says that "The span of our life is seventy years, or if we are strong, eighty.." and mentioned afterwards that if God willing, he might live until 88 years old or so. He further said that the Bible says "Old men have wisdom, and a long life gives knowledge" which can be found in Job 12:12. 

The couple's son Fritzgerald, the Vice President for External Affairs, who flew from Cagayan de Oro, described his father as a disciplinarian and a loving father. The California-based daughter Rowena Yap-Castro, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, also shared her inspiring message and recalled how she earned the title 'RRY Junior'. Naomi, the youngest of the three, who is in Spain, also gave her greetings. Dr. Marvin C. Castro, the College Director of TFVC and husband of Ma'am Weng (Rowena), Ms. Neth (Sir Fritz' wife) and the celebrants' grandchildren also sent their video greetings.

It was truly a remarkable and momentous occasion for Atty. and Mrs. Ronald R. Yap. My prayers include long and happy married life for both of them. The couple's 44th wedding anniversary and Atty. Yap's 78th birthday were truly a success. Their strong bond is a testament of God's faithfulness in their lives. May the good Lord bless them more!

Below are some of the pictures during the occasion. 


Mrs. Rebecca M. Yap (3rd from the left)











    

Forbes' Top 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia 2015: Geographic Distribution

 Helen Yuchengco Dee (70 years old)
Chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

 Teresita Sy-Coson (64 years old)
Vice chairman of SM Investments and chairman of Banco de Oro Unibank

Zenaida Rustia-Tantoco (68 years old)
Chairman and CEO of SSI Group and Rustan’s Commercial


The other 47 women are the following:

1. Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Singapore’s Temasek
2. Pansy Ho, Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings and Co-Chairman of MGM China
3. Sun Yafang, Chairman of China’s Huawei Technologies
4. Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman of Australia’s Hancock Prospecting
5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Biocon
6. Zhang Xin, Co-founder and CEO of Soho China
7. Yuwadee Chirathivat, CEO of Thailand’s Central Department Store Group
8. Wendy Yap, President Director and CEO of Indonesia’s Nippon Indosari
9. Mai Kieu Lien, Chairman and CEO of Vietnam’s Vinamilk
10. Noni Purnomo, President Director of Indonesia’s Blue Bird Group Holding
11. Lee Boo-jin, President and CEO of South Korea’s Hotel Shilla
12. Sonia Cheng, CEO of Hong Kong’s Rosewood Hotel Group and Executive Director of New World Development
13. Wandee Khunchornyakong, Chairman and CEO of Thailand’s SPCG
14. Katie Page, CEO of Australia’s Harvey Norman 
15. Maggie Wu, Chief Financial Officer of Alibaba of China
16. Lucy Peng, the Co-Founder of Alibaba
17. Noni Purnomo of Blue Bird Group Holding
18. Cheng Xue, China's Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food
19. Enid Huey-Chin Tsai, Taiwan's Hiwin Technology
20. Mayumi Kotani, Japan's Yushin Precision Equipment
21. Garamjav Tseden, Founder and Chairman of Mongolia-based mining company Monpolymet
22. Win Win Tint, Myanmar’s founder of retail conglomerate of supermarkets, bookstores, drugstores, and others
23. Jean Liu of Didi Dache, owner of taxi-hailing app in China
24. Petrea Vela, the Co-Managing Director of New Zealand Bloodstock
25. Isha Ambani of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Reliance Retail Ventures of Singapore
26. Ruth Yeoh of YTL Singapore and YTL-SV Carbon



Below are the number of women represented in Asian countries that were included in Forbes list of Top 50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia for this year. 

1. China - 14
2. Hong Kong - 14
3. India - 6
4. Thailand - 5
5. Singapore - 4
6. Philippines - 3
7. South Korea - 3
8. Australia - 3
9. Indonesia - 3
10. Japan - 2
11. Vietnam - 2
12. Malaysia - 1
13. Taiwan - 1
14. Myanmar - 1
15. Mongolia - 1
16. New Zealand - 1



Sources:
Manila Bulletin

Image sources
http://www.rcbc.com/our_company_2.php
http://www.mb.com.ph/sy-coson-is-pra-president-awardee/
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/61669/philippine-italian-association-turns-50
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2015/02/26/forbes-honors-50-power-businesswomen-in-asia/2/





President Aquino declares April of every year as National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino

His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, signed Proclamation No. 968, series of 2015 on February 10 declaring the month of April of every year as National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino. This means starting this year, the country will be promoting and celebrating Filipino literature. 

I commend the President for his efforts in recognizing the role of literature in nation-building. Surely, this will earn him a good praise among writers and historians.

Below is the full text of the Proclamation.


MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 968
DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL OF EVERY YEAR AS “NATIONAL LITERATURE MONTH”

WHEREAS, Section 15, Article XIV of the Constitution states that arts and letters shall enjoy the patronage of the State, and that the State shall conserve, promote, and popularize the Nation’s historical and cultural heritage and resources, as well as artistic creations;

WHEREAS, the Philippine literature, written in different Philippine languages, is associated with the history and cultural legacy of the State, and must be promoted among Filipinos;

WHEREAS, the national literature plays an important role in preserving and inspiring the literature of today and in introducing to future generations the Filipino values that we have inherited from our ancestors;

WHEREAS, the month of April marks the commemoration of the Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar Day, and the birth and death anniversaries of literary pillars like Emilio Jacinto, Paciano Rizal, Nick Joaquin, Edith Tiempo, and Bienvenido Lumbera;

WHEREAS, international literary celebrations like the International Children’s Book Day, International Day of the Book or World Book Day, and World Intellectual Property Rights Day are held in April of every year; and
WHEREAS, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and its affiliate agencies, the National Book Development Board, and other concerned stakeholders, support the declaration of the month of April as Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino or National Literature Month.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the month of April as Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino or National Literature Month.

The NCCA and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) shall act as lead agencies in the preparation, coordination and implementation of the activities and events relating to the celebration of the National Literature Month.

All departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the government, including government-owned or -controlled corporations are hereby directed, while non­governmental organization and the private sector are encouraged to participate and render assistance to NCCA, the KWF and other concerned agencies.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

DONE, in the City of Manila, this 10th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.Executive Secretary


Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Benefits to be received by families of PNP-SAF members, both fallen and survivors in Mamasapano encounter



Office of the President,  the Philippine National Police, and Public Safety Mutual Benefits Fund Inc. (PSMBFI)

1. Family of Senior Insp. Ryan Pabalinas - P764,824.07
2. Family of Senior Insp. John Garry Erana - P753,525.90
3. 13 of the 44 SAF troopers' families - P541,770 each
4. Families of PO1 Joseph Sagonoy and PO1 Loreto Capinding II - P407,566 each
5. Other families of commissioned officers -  more than P700,000 each family

Other benefits:
Death benefits
Lifetime pension

Summary:
44 slain SAF commandos - P24.5 million
15 SAF survivors - P1.19 million

City of Manila
1. P100,000 each for the slain 44 SAF members
2. P50,000 each for the wounded SAF members

Makati City
1. P100,000 each of the 44 families
2. Scholarship grants  - children can enroll at the University of Makati for free
3. P300,000 worth of housing assistance
4. P100,000 for 15 SAF survivors

Mandaluyong City
1. P20,000 for the 44 fallen SAF members
2. P10,000 for the survivors

Quezon City
1. P15,000 per family

The Philippine Star (donations from its readers and friends)
1. P64,000 each for the 44 families  



References:

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/674496/in-the-know-lgus-give-generously-to-families-of-saf-commandos

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/674487/benefits-pouring-in-for-saf-heroes-families

Population Count in Metro Manila as of May 1, 2010



Metro Manila

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Data below are taken from the official website of the Philippine Statistics Authority. National Capital Region, also called Metro Manila, comprises of 16 cities and one municipality. As of May 1, 2010 (the latest Census on Population), Metro Manila's population accounts for 12.84% of the total Philippine population.   

Metro Manila is the seat of government of the Philippines with Manila City as the capital of the country. 



Rank
National Capital Region
Population
Percentage
1
Quezon City
2,761,720
23.29%
2
Manila City
1,652,171
13.94%
3
Caloocan City
1,489,040
12.56%
4
Pasig City
669,773
5.65%
5
Taguig City
644,473
5.44%
6
Paranaque City
588,126
4.96%
7
Valenzuela City
575,356
4.85%
8
Las Pinas City
552,573
4.66%
9
Makati City
529,039
4.46%
10
Muntinlupa City
459,941
3.88%
11
Marikina City
424,150
3.58%
12
Pasay City
392,869
3.31%
13
Malabon City
353,337
2.98%
14
Mandaluyong City
328,699
2.77%
15
Navotas City
249,131
2.10%
16
San Juan City
121,430
1.02%
17
Municipality of Pateros
64,147
0.54%
11,855,975
100%

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