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25th February 2015
Limasawa treats foreigners to a day of fun
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 25, 2015, 6:26 pm

By Ven Labro/Manila News Online

Tourists at Liamsawa. Seen at sea is the Caledonian Sky, a small cruise shi now in the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Tourists at Liamsawa, Southern Leyte. Seen at sea is the Caledonian Sky, a small cruise ship now in the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 24 – Like what their ancestors did some 494 years ago, the people of the island town of Limasawa in Southern Leyte province recently welcomed scores of foreigners to its shore for a day of fun.

On March 31, 1521, a Portuguese explorer in command of a Spanish Fleet named Ferdinand Magellan, together with about 50 of his men, landed on the shore of what is now known as Barangay Magallanes in Limasawa for a historic event.

FIRST MASS

The cross is brought to the island, as shown in the reenactment. (Phot courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

The cross is brought to the island, as shown in the reenactment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

It was Easter Sunday, and the foreigners with some natives in attendance celebrated Mass, which turned out to be the First Catholic Mass in the Philippines and in Asia.

Magellan also planted a wooden cross atop a mountain, and this signaled the start of the move to Christianize the country. Today, the Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia.

In their brief stay, Magellan and his men also had fun as they were treated with native wine and food, had some entertainment and were toured around the village.

On Monday, February 23, 2015, more than 60 modern-day tourists saw this historic event pass before their eyes as a group of Limasawa teenagers, in colorful attire and with their smooth dance moves, reenacted the event at the village plaza in Magallanes.

LIFE IN THE PAST

Turists enjoy the reenactment at the Magallanes plaza. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Turists enjoy the reenactment at the Magallanes plaza. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Aside from the celebration of the Mass and the planting of the cross, the presentation also included the way of life of the natives, including their religious belief and the wedding the King Kulambo to his five wives [the name Limasawa was said to have been derived from the words Lima (five) and Asawa (wives)].

Likewise presented was the natives’ religious belief way of life, from worshiping their god called Abba, their method of farming, the teaching the native language (Baybayin) up to their culture of tattooing (the people then of Samar and Leyte as well as in other Visayan islands were called “Pintados” or painted people because of their tattoos).

But it was after the ground presentation that the guests were able to show their happiness when they danced with gusto with the costumed participants.

Tourists dance with participants after the reenactment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Tourists dance with participants after the reenactment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

They also had a taste of local delicacies, the chance to have a tattoo (henna), and a day of fun intermingling with the locals.

CRUISE SHIP

The tourists arrived on board rubber boats coming from the cruise ship Caledonian Sky, which was docked off the shore of Magallanes. The ship is on a 21-day trip in the Philippines under the Zegrahm Expeditions, said to be a world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures.

(Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes.

(Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes.

Aside from Capul in Northern Samar which they earlier visited, Caledonian Sky will also be at Puerto Princesa, El Nido, St. Paul’s Natural Park, Coron, Sibuyan island, Donsol, Ticao island, Cagayan de Oro, Pamilacan island, Camiguin island and Balicasag in Bohol this month.

The tourists, it appeared, had enjoyed every minute of their brief stay in Limasawa. Since they first set foot on the shore of Magallanes, where they were welcomed by a group led by Limasawa Mayor Melchor Petracorta and DOT Regional Director Karen Tiopes, up to the time they left after watching the reenactment at the plaza, the tourists wear a smile on their faces.

WHALESHARK INTERACTION

Tourists interact with a whaleshark at Pintuyan, Southern Leyte.

Tourists interact with a whaleshark at Pintuyan, Southern Leyte. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Steven)

But it was not only in Limasawa that the tourists found happiness that day. They also had fun that day in another part of Southern Leyte.

Although they had to wait for several minutes for the star of the show – the whaleshark, they immediately rushed and, wearing their snorkeling gadgets, dove into the water when it was announced that the star has arrived. That part of Son-ok point in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte immediately become filled with a sea of snorkeling tourists.

For sure, the memory of the interaction with the whaleshark in Pintuyan and the reenaction of the historic event in Limasawa would last for a lifetime to these tourists. It was a day that they indeed had much fun! (VEN LABRO)

Tourists on theri way to Pntuyan. Inset: After the Pintuyan trip, a tourist shows a picture of the whaleshark he had seen at Pintuyan. (Photos courtesy of Gerry Ruiz)

Tourists on theri way to Pntuyan. Inset: After the Pintuyan trip, a tourist shows a picture of the whaleshark he had seen at Pintuyan. (Photos courtesy of Gerry Ruiz)

A tourist has her hand tattooed (henna. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

A tourist’s hand being tattooed (henna). (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

The vstors get a taste f local delicacies. (Photo by Karen Tiopes)

The visitors get a taste of local delicacies. (Photo by Karen Tiopes)

 

Rweenactment: Rajah Kulambo with his five wives.(Photocourtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Reenactment: Rajah Kulambo with his five wives. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

 

Some tourists pose for osterity with costumed participants of the reenactment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

Some tourists pose for osterity with costumed participants of the reenactment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Tiopes)

 


13th February 2015
GMA labor case prompts House inquiry
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 13, 2015, 5:22 pm

Two party-list representatives filed separate House resolutions that will look into the contractualization and alleged unfair labor practice of network giants, as response to the regularization suit filed by the members of Talents Association of GMA Network, Inc. (TAG).

On February 9, ABAKADA Partylist Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz filed a resolution to look into the industry-wide contractualization practice, with the 117 members of TAG as its case study.

And on February 10, Rep. Emmi de Jesus and Rep. Luz Ilagan of Gabriela Partylist, and Quezon City District 6 Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte filed a resolution to have the House Committee on Labor conduct an inquiry into TAG’s fight for regularization.

The case is pending before the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC). TAG and GMA Network have filed their position papers.

 

Salaries Withheld (#WalangSahod)

But meanwhile, GMA Network is withholding the last salaries of the 52 TAG members whose contracts were not renewed last December 31, 2014.

In text messages sent by Program Administrators to TAG members last January 10 (the payroll schedule), they explained that the Network’s Finance Department are still waiting for clearance related to accountabilities and documents that have to be turned over.


TAG members have not been given their final salaries as of this writing.

But in a brazen move, Program Managers set a condition to several TAG members from some Public Affairs programs to receive their salaries --- by returning to work and extend their service.

Return to Work Order (#LabanMedia)


Network Managers talked to TAG members directly to explain that the Network’s Project Employment Contract (PEC) has been postponed, allowing for talents such as TAG Members who did not sign the PEC to continue to work by signing renewal of their ‘talent services’.

Since the non-renewal of contracts last December 31, some programs have had difficulty filling in the vacant positions, which has resulted to the management’s latest action: to offer TAG members their jobs back.

TAG is convinced that this latest move by the Management only proves that talents are desirable to the network; and desirability is one important qualification to be a regular employee.

However, managers could not give direct answers as to how long will they be allowed to work under the renewed talent service agreement. More importantly, managers could not also say whether they will still be allowed to work once the PEC is finally implemented.

With unclear work provisions, TAG members refused to take up the offer.

NLRC arbiters are set to issue a decision on March. As in any case, TAG and GMA Network can appeal the decision to the Commissioners until a final verdict is given.

TAG is confident that the Commission will favor its case.

Meanwhile, the response from lawmakers is already a positive development not just for TAG but also for the whole industry which has endured decades of unfair labor treatment.

 

The general public is encouraged to help give voice to the plight of media workers in the country by using #LabanMedia on social media beginning February 9.

 


12th February 2015
Highest bridge in PH in danger of collapsing
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 12, 2015, 8:46 pm

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agas-zipline

CABLES for the 1.5-kilometer zipline passes over the Agas-Agas Bridge, the tallest bridge in Southern Leyte. JANI ARNAIZ

SOGOD, Southern Leyte—Agas-Agas, which stands at 84 meters, making it the country’s highest bridge, is in trouble.

Heavy rains in the Eastern Visayas area during the past 12 months have resulted in landslides, eroding the protective covers of the two piers or columns of the 350-meter-long structure, built from Nov. 17, 2006, to Aug. 2, 2009, by the Arroyo administration with a P1.24-billion funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

“The scouring that occurred were only about 10 meters apart from both bridge piers,” said a recent report of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head office in Manila.

Citing a report of the DPWH office in Region 8, the agency noted that “previous preventive measures applied on the structure, such as gabion flood controls and drainage canals, have also been washed out.”

If neglected, these adverse conditions could seriously ruin the foundation of the superstructure, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has warned.

To protect the bridge from imminent damage, the department has set aside P46.63 million for the plan and program of work designed to protect the stability of the structure.

The DPWH had scheduled a public bidding for the Agas-Agas bridge project early this month in Maasin City, the Southern Leyte capital.

Late last year, the agency spent about P9 million for protection and maintenance works on the structure.

Rolando Asis, DPWH-Eastern Visayas director, told the Inquirer that these emergency measures were the first to be taken to restore and rehabilitate the foundation of the bridge. He stressed the need for prompt protection works on the bridge’s piers.

When interviewed, Ma. Margarita Junia, Southern Leyte district engineer, recalled that they detected the problem during an inspection of the structure sometime in August.

“Along with a team of engineers, we found Agas-Agas bridge piers 1 and 2 exposed to damage risks. The ground where both piers are rooted had scoured or eroded. We also discovered that the access road to the area underneath the bridge had collapsed,” she told the Inquirer.

Assistant district engineer Allan Eway observed that the scouring is “more severe in pier No. 2, the one in the north.”

His colleagues—Vincent Sy III and Gideon Sacro—agreed, saying that if left unattended, the bridge’s piles will be exposed and may cause the bridge to be unstable.

“If no immediate protection works are done on the foundation, the piers will weaken. If that happens, we’ll have no choice but to temporary close the bridge to traffic to give way to the needed rehabilitation of the structure,” said Eway.

According to Junia, the bridge piers’ protection works is expected to start during the first quarter of 2015.

She expressed confidence that the province will experience good weather so the protection works could be completed as soon as possible. Her staff pointed to the “wet to very wet weather” in the region as one of the major causes of delays in the implementation of road and other state infrastructure projects.

Located in Barangay Kahupian, the Agas-Agas bridge is a 90-minute drive from Tacloban City in Leyte province. Sogod town, on the other hand, is 62.4 kilometers from Maasin City.

The bridge used to be one of the top attractions of the province—if not the region—with tourism amenities like a cable car, zip line and bungee jumping, among other extreme sports activities. However, these are no longer operating. -Jerry E. Esplanada


9th February 2015
Graft rap filed vs Vice Gov Tan, mayor Tan and MGB official
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 9, 2015, 6:40 pm

By Jani Arnaiz

MAASIN CITY–A graft complaint was filed against Vice Gov. Sheffered Tan, his wife and an official of the Mines Geo-Science Bureau (MGB) for allowing two private entities to quarry the province's biggest river even if they had no authority to do so.

Aside from the vice governor, named respondents in the complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas based in Cebu City were Tan's wife, Sogod Mayor Imelda Uy-Tan and Alilo Ensomo, MGB director for Eastern Visayas.

The complaint was filed by Eriberto Bandibas, official of Sogod Small Scale Fishermen Association who advocates against the quarry of Subang Daku River.

He accused the officials of violating the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act 3019) for giving undue benefits to Shemberg Marketing Corp. and Ma. Selena Salas by allowing them to quarry at the Subang Daku River despite the memorandum issued by MGB central office.

When reached for comment, Vice Governor Tan said they had yet to receive a copy of the complaint.

“This is purely politically motivated accusation,” he added.

Leo Jasareno, MGB director, issued a memorandum dated Oct. 14, 2014, directing the MGB Eastern Visayas suspending the quarry operations in Subang Daku River.

The memorandum provides that Department of Public Works and Highways will have direct control and supervision of river and/or delta dredging activities.

The MGB saw the need for the issuance of the memorandum given the perennial threat of flooding and similar impacts of quarrying and dredging in the area.

But Bandibas, in his complaint, said Ensomo allowed Shemberg and Salas to quarry after he was asked by the vice governor and the mayor even if the quarry operators didn't secure any permit from the DPWH.

He pointed out that Ensomo lifted the suspension only to Shemberg and Salas even in the absence of a thorough study on where and how deep the two could dredge in the river to prevent flooding.

There was also no thorough hydraulic and hydrologic analysis which part of the river they could quarry.

Bandibas claimed that Shemberg's permit expired on April 21, 2014 but was leased to Rockland Aggregates which is operated by Engr. Gwyn de los Santos reportedly a business associate of the vice governor.


5th February 2015
Quarry operators owe goverment P8M in fees
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 5, 2015, 10:25 pm

By Marcelo M. Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, February 4 (PIA)  --  The treasurer of this province disclosed that sand and gravel concessionaires along the mighty Subangdaku river in the town of Sogod has accumulated unpaid dues in the amount of P 8 Million. 

Provincial treasurer Jesse Go, in a meeting at the RKK Function House Monday which discussed the Subangdaku issue in relation to the recent Court of Appeals ruling, said that his office had sent demand letters to these delinquent operators but to no avail. 

This developed as the provincial government mapped out moves to implement the January 15, 2015 resolution of the Court of Appeals 20th Division overruling an earlier decision of the Regional Trial Court Branch 39 in Sogod. 

Judge Rolando Gonzales of RTC Branch 39, in a June 16, 2014 ruling in favor of the permittees, had blocked the province from enforcing a provincial revenue ordinance that imposed a P 50.00 per cubic meter collection fee from the previous P 18.00. 

But the CA ruled that ordinances are presumed valid, even as it urged the resumption on the civil aspect of the case, paving the way for the province to collect past and current collectible fees, and at the same time regulate extraction activities using a channeling plan designed by the Department of Public Works and Highways. 

The P 8 Million in collectibles represented those still  covered under the old P 18.00 fee and the new, increased P 50.00 fee, said provincial treasurer Go. 

In the utilization of the amount as stipulated in the local government code, 40 percent goes to the host barangay, 30% to the municipality, and another 30% goes to the province. 

Based on this sharing scheme, out of the P 8 Million, the barangay will get P 3.2 Million, the municipality of Sogod P 2.4 Million, and the provincial government, another P 2.4 Million, according to Diego Dain Credo, provincial media liaison, in his report to radio stations in the city and province. Esg/mmp, PIA8-Southern Leyte)

 


Police arrests village official in buy bust
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 5, 2015, 10:21 pm

By  Elvie Roman Roa

ORMOC CITY, Feb. 4, (PNA) – A village official was arrested by police authorities during a buy-bust operation they conducted at a rotunda in San Pablo village (barangay) on Tuesday afternoon.

The police identified the suspect as Kagawad Roland Kent A. Caberos, 41 of Luna village this city.

Police elements pounded on Caberos after selling a sachet of suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer at the rotunda going to Tongonan and Taclban city.

The suspect, a motorcab driver, denied he owned the item and refuted the allegation that he is into illegal drug activities.

Luna chairwoman Norma Lord said that some months ago, she urged him to end his rumored drug activity despite his fervent denial.

Lord said she will asked the DILG that she be allowed to conduct random drug test in her village because she is already alarmed that many teenagers in her village are into prohibited drugs.

“I want to put an end to this illegal drugs activities,” Lord said.

A violation of section 5 of Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 or selling of illegal drugs was filed against Caberos in an inquest proceeding.


Two houses razed due to overcharged cellphone
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on February 5, 2015, 9:55 pm

By  Elvie Roman Roa

ORMOC CITY, Feb. 4, (PNA) – Two houses were razed to the ground by a fire reportedly caused by an overcharged cellphone that left unattended in Jica, Lao this city on Tuesday morning.

No one was reported hurt but the victims failed to save any of their belongings.

Initial investigation by the Ormoc Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) revealed that an electrical short circuit caused the fire as claimed by the Armandp Cortes, the house owner.

The fire which started from Cortes’ house spread to his neighbor’s owned by Carmelita Gastalia. The two houses made of light materials were already engulfed when the firemen arrived at the scene. Nobody’s home when the fire started.

The city’s fire department received the fire alarm at around 8:30. The blaze started at around 8:20 in the morning.

The initial cost of damage was estimated at P600,000.00.

The BFP has warned the public to attend to their cellphones while charging. 


27th January 2015
Court of Appeals stops Sogod RTC TRO ruling on SAG extraction in Subang Daku
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on January 27, 2015, 11:28 pm

By Jani Arnaiz

January 27, 2015

MAASIN CITY–The Court of Appeals has indefinitely stopped a lower court from implementing its order to lift the cease and desist order issued by the provincial government against sand and gravel permittees who wanted to quarry from the province's biggest river.

In an order promulgated on January 15, 2015, the CA 20th division partly granted a writ of preliminary injunction order against Judge Rolando Gonzalez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 39 in Sogod town, Southern Leyte until further orders of the Court.

“Wherefore, premises considered, the application for a writ of preliminary injunction is partly granted,” The CA ruling states. “Accordingly, let a writ of preliminary injunction be issued enjoining the implementation of the RTC Resolution dated 16 June 2014, until further orders of the Court.”

The CA ruling obtained by the Inquirer, also ordered the RTC to resume proceedings in Special Civil Case No. R-632-C (the propriety of the imposition of increased extraction fee) without further delay.

In its ruling, the CA noted, “Upon due consideration of the parties respective allegations, The Court finds no merit in private respondents’ argument.”

The CA further states the “Petitioners have shown a clear right to be protected. As earlier discussed, Ordinance No. 2013-81 enjoys a presumptions of validity which the Court is duty-bound to uphold. Moreover, it is settled that ‘{G}overment cannot and must be stopped particularly in matters involving taxes. Taxes are the lifeblood of the nation through which the government agencies continue to operate and with which the State effecs its function for the welfare of its constituents. Thus, it should be collected without unnecessary hindrance or delay.”

Similarly, any income generated by a tax measure like the questioned Ordinance cannot be mmediately restrained for income generated by reason of its enforcement is intended not only for the benefit of a few individuals, but for the entire population and the province of Southern Leyte. Public interest is involved and should be protected, the CA states.

On the writ of preliminary injunction, “It was manifested that the petitioners have no objection to allow the sand and gravel extraction in Subang Daku River but the same should not be done indiscriminately, thus the need for regulation,” The CA notes.

Petitioners further contended that the extraction should be carried out only within the areas covered by private respondents’ respective permits.

“With these manifestation, the Court takes this to mean that private respondents, upon valid permits, can legally continue their quarrying operation within the permissible areas. The implementation of the Cease and Desist Order shall apply if, as stated therein, private respondent Dacay, Jr.’s permit has been renewed and private respondent Salas continues extraction without a government’s permit.”

“Petitioners are thus mandated to post a bond of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 100,000.00) within ten (10) days from receipt hereof, to answer for any and all damages which may result by virtue of the writ of preliminary injunction herein ordered issued,” the CA said.

Associate Justice Marie Christine Azcarraga-Jacob, penned the decision while Associate Justices Ramon Paul Hernando and Ma Luisa C. Quijano-Padilla concurred.

TRO

The petition stemmed from the RTC order that granted a writ of prohibitory injunction to Ernesto Dacay Jr., Ma. Selena Salas, Cesar Servacio and Rodolfo Servacio who wanted to declare unconstitutional some provisions of Ordinance No. 2013-081 otherwise known as The Revenue Code of the Province of Southern Leyte.

These provisions pertained to the authority of the Office of the Governor to impose extraction fee of P50 per cubic meter and to issue permits to authorize the extraction of sand, gravel or other quarry resources.

But the four claimed that the authority of the governor to issue permits on sand and gravel under the Local Government Code had been repealed by the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 which mandates the Mines and Geosciences Bureau to issue industrial sand and gravel (ISAG) permits to persons for the extraction of sand and gravel covering an area of more than five hectares.

The four said that as ISAG permit holders, the renewal should be with the MGB and not the province.

But the province issued a cease and desist order against Dacay Jr, Gwendolun delos Santos and Prime Rocks Aggregates, directing them to stop extracting sand and gravel from Subang Daku in Sogod town, Southern Leyte.

But the ISAG permittees sought relief from the RTC which then issued a writ of preliminary prohibitory injunction that stopped the province from implementing its CDO and from imposing extraction fee.

The province went to the CA, claiming that its rights and interest would be prejudiced if the RTC order would be implemented.

The CA, however, ruled in favor of the province as it noted the province's Nov. 10 urgent ex-parte manifestation that despite the pendency of its petition, the respondents continued to extract sand and gravel from Subang Daku.

It also took “judicial notice” of the Memorandum dated Oct. 15 issued by the director for MGB directing the suspension of quarrying operations in Subang Daku River.

The memorandum, prompted by resolution of Mining Industry Coordinating Council, provides that Department of Public Works and Highways will have direct control and supervision of river and/or delta dredging activities.

The MGB saw the need for the issuance of the memorandum given the perennial threat of flooding and similar impacts of quarrying and dredging in the area.

“Indeed the dangers (ie threat of flooding or other serious environmental damage) sought to be prevented by the MGB Memorandum are the same irreparable injury that can be avoided if a TRO is issued and the status quo between parties is preserved until the propriety of the issuance of writ of preliminary injunction is determined,” said the CA in its order.

 


19th January 2015
Record 6 million turn out for pope's final day in Manila
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on January 19, 2015, 12:00 am

(By Associated Press, 19 Januray 2015, 12:00 AM)


A group performs the traditional "sinulog" dance for Pope Francis on Sunday in Manila

MANILA, Philippines -- A crowd estimated at a record 6 million people by officials poured into Manila’s rain-soaked streets and its biggest park Sunday as Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith.

The crowd estimate, which could not be independently verified, included people who attended the pope’s final Mass in Rizal Park and surrounding areas, and lined his motorcade route, said the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Francis Tolentino.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican had received the figure officially from local authorities and that it was a record, surpassing the 5 million who turned out for St. John Paul II’s final Mass in the same park 20 years ago.

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18th January 2015
Pope Francis in Manila: Six million attend outdoor Mass
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on January 18, 2015, 8:46 am

(By Caroline Wyatt, Religious Affairs Correspondent, BBC News | 18 Janury 2015, 8:46 AM)


An aerial view of Rizal Park shows the millions attending Mass 

Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila.

Six million people attended the ceremony or lined the Papal route to Rizal Park, city officials estimate.

That would be a record for a papal event. About five million welcomed Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995.

The Vatican said Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the country in 2013.

The Mass will be the Pope's final full day in the Philippines, where there are 80 million Catholics, concluding his six-day tour of Asia.

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