Ang Caviteno Newsweekly November 30-December 06, 2015 Issue

Tanim bala? Blame the media — again .... p.5 MPIC goes all out in P401-B infrastructure plan ... p 2 Palace welcomes third quarter growth in Gross Domestic Product p.5 President Aquino, sisters offer prayers for Ninoy on 83rd birthday.. p3 VOLUME XXXII No. 21 Nobyembre 30-Disyembre 06, 2015 P6.00 Kapirasong Kritika...p 4 President Aquino leaves for France, Italy and Vatican City PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III, together with the Philippine delegation, left the country on Sunday morning for his weeklong visit to France, Italy and the Vatican City. President Aquino’s first stop will be in Paris, France, where he will be joining fellow world leaders at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). “Sa Conference of the Parties o COP21, ibabahagi natin sa ibang mga bansa ang ating karanasan sa pagharap at pagbangon sa matitinding kalamidad,” President Aquino said in a statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2. “Sa Climate Vulnerable Forum naman po, magsisilbi tayong kinatawan ng mga bansang pangunahing naaapektuhan ng dumadalas at lumalakas na bugso ng kalamidad na dulot ng pagbabago sa klima,” the Chief Executive said. The President said the COP21 is the best opportunity to tackle issues related to climate change. “Noon nga pong 2009, nagkaroon ng pagsisikap sa Copenhagen, Denmark na itaguyod ang makatarungang obligasyon ng continued on page 2 TRECE MARTIREZ CITY - To address the minor nonconformities(NCs) raised by AJA Registrars’ Auditors to the Provincial Government of Cavite during the 1st Surveillance Audit for the second cycle of ISO 9001:2008 Certification that require the accomplishment of corrective action request issued by the external auditors, the Provincial Government of Cavite through the Cavite Quality Management Office (CQMO) conducted a Root-Cause Analysis Workshop on November 20, 2015 at CQMO Conference Room, Provincial Capitol, Trece Martires City. Attended by QMS focal persons from the Provincial Health Office, Human Resource Management Office and the Internal Quality Audit team, the workshop provided inputs on how to analyze fully the responses on the non-conformities to avoid committing the same mistakes again that will lead to major NCs and to determine the right corrections and corrective actions on the lapses that were observed. Dr. Eva Defiesta, Quality Management Representative, welcomed the participants and briefly oriented them on what the activity aims to accomplish for the continual improvement of the PGC Quality Management System. Facilitated by Mr. continued on page 2 Root-Cause Analysis Workshop President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his departure statement during the send-off ceremonies at the Departure Area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal II in Pasay City for his three-state European trip. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malaca–ang Photo Bureau) Philippines claims China’s reclamation activities Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to threaten marine environment protect and preserve the marine THE Philippines on Thursday criticized China for its reclamation activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), which has posed a significant threat to the marine environment. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Professor Kent Carpenter assessed the damage of China’s island building activities to the coral reef eco-system as “close to catastrophic”. “Carpenter drew the conclusion that China’s actions have caused grave harm to the environment in the South China Sea due to its artificial island building activities, and that the damage to the complex coral reef ecosystem is close to catastrophic,” Valte said in a bulletin issued from The Hague, Netherlands on Thursday. Carpenter was one of two expert witnesses presented by the Philippines to the Arbitral Tribunal on the third day of the hearings on the Philippines’ case against China. Carpenter is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The other expert witness was Clive Schofield, current director of Research and Security at the University of Wollongong in Australia. The Philippines’ principal counsel, Paul Reichler, described Carpenter and Schofield as independent experts who were presented to give their own analyses based on their areas of specialization. Valte said Professor Schofield presented his findings on 47 features requested by the Tribunal to be studied to determine whether they are insular, low tide, or high tide elevations. The Australian expert also presented Landsat images of the Scarborough Shoal at high tide and low tide. During the same hearing, Valte said Professor Alan Boyle presented to the Tribunal the damage China has done to the marine ecosystem, more specifically, to the complex ecosystem of coral reefs, biological diversity, and living resources in the South China Sea. “Boyle stated that, if unchecked, China’s activities will continue to pose a significant threat to the marine environment of the South China Sea and of all the states which border the sea,” said the Palace official. She said Boyle argued that China has violated its obligation under the United Nations Convention on the environment. He cited instances of harmful fishing practices, such as blast fishing, cyanide fishing, harvesting of giant clams, catching of turtles, and other endangered species. sundan sa pahina 3 Residents of Barangay Tambong Kulit and other nearby barangay in the municipality of Indang participated in Kalinga sa Kalikasan 2015, a clean-up drive project of the Provincial Government on November 18, 2015. Together with the governor were Vic