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Naging mahalagang bahagi ng pagdiriwang ng Children’s Month ang Lungsod ng Tagaytay ng piliin ng DSWD-Reg IVA na dito ganapin ang mga
palatuntunan. Sa pangunguna ni RD Leticia Diokno ng DSWD Reg IV-A at mga kagawad ng CSWDO ng Tagaytay, nagkaroon ng parada ang mga bata mula sa mga miyembro ng Pantawid Pamilya Program kung saan makulay at mapagpahayag ang naging mga kagana- pan. Dala dala ng mga bata ang mga boards kung saan nakasulat ang kanilang mga nais at pangarap na maging sa kanilang paglaki. Matapos ito ay nagkaroon ng maikling palatun- tunan sa Tagaytay Sports Center kung saan kinilala ang Tagaytay bilang Most Child Friendly City kung saan tinanggap ni Mayor Agnes D. Tolentino ang parangal kasama sina Kon. Reymond Ambion at Kon Violy Parra. Ang Tagaytay ay tinanghal na 2012 Most Child Friendly City (Component City Category) sa bansa.
Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci was taken by surprise when Luca di Montezemolo offered him the top job at Formula One's glamour team, the Italian initially believing the chairman's approach to be a joke. Mattiacci, formerly head of the Italian carmaker's North American operations, was named chief of Ferrari's competition division, including the Formula One team, on Monday after Stefano Domenicali took responsibility for the poor start to the season and resigned as team principal. Mattiacci revealed on Friday ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix how fast things had moved between him being offered the job and accepting it. "I received a call at 5.58 on Friday morning and chairman Montezemolo on the phone told me, 'this is my idea.' "And I told (him) that April Fool's (day) was already far away, 15 days earlier," said Mattiacci, who lives in New York. "But then after the second, third minutes of discussion, I understood it was serious and I understood that there was already a ticket ready to go from New York to Milan after three hours. "And I arrived Saturday morning in Maranello at the Fiorano track." Ferrari's decision to appoint Mattiacci to lead the sport's oldest and most successful team has been met with widespread skepticism. Many have questioned whether the Italian, an outsider to the cut and thrust world of Formula One with practically no racing experience, will be able to turn the team's fortunes around. "It is very motivating for me. And the fact that I need to prove that I am at the level of Ferrari, first, and the level of Formula One, so you have in front of you an extremely motivated person," Mattiacci said. "I come with a lot of humility to understand and to work very hard. "This is what I can commit to the team, to the drivers that are the best drivers in the world. "They will have an extremely humble person that will listen and will fight 150 percent to be a facilitator and to utilize the best the talent that is within Ferrari." Mattiacci also said that as part of getting up to speed with his new role, he had sat down with Domenicali to discuss what the job involves. "Stefano is a person that I have the utmost respect for, first as a human being, second as a professional so it was natural for us to discuss the role," he said. (Editing by Ed Osmond) nL3N0NA1WN. Less than half of Brazilians favor the nation's hosting of the World Cup in June, with a majority in the soccer-crazed nation believing that the tournament will do more harm than good, a poll showed on Tuesday. Just 48 percent of Brazilians support hosting the event, down from 52 percent in February and dropping below 50 percent for the first time, a survey by Datafolha found, though the company said the difference was within its margin of error. The approval rate has dropped from a high of 79 percent in November 2008, a year after Brazil was selected, amid cost overruns, deadly construction accidents and concern that delays in building stadiums and airports in 12 cities could embarrass the country on the international stage. Indeed, the number of Brazilians opposed to hosting the 32-nation event is also rising, with 41 percent against it now, up from 38 percent in February and 10 percent in 2008, the survey by the local pollster showed. The result is surprising for the soccer-loving nation that has won five World Cup titles, more than any other country. Brazil last hosted the tournament in 1950. The event poses an increasing risk to President Dilma Rousseff, who is widely expected to be reelected in the general elections in October, as she may see support slump if the World Cup is not a success. She routinely assures Brazilians the tournament will be "the cup of cups." Datafolha said 55 percent of those surveyed believe the games will bring more harm than benefit to the country, compared to 36 percent who believe the event will bring more benefit. In a similar survey in June, in the midst of massive street protests calling for better transportation and less corruption, 44 percent said the games would bring more harm than benefit. Pessimism over the World Cup has increased even as Brazilians have largely abandoned street protests. The Confederations Cup last year was held at the tail end of the largest social unrest in a decade and the government and police have promised to crack down on demonstrators during this year's games. The survey of 2,637 people was conducted between April 2 and 3 in 162 municipalities and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points in either direction. Another poll, conducted by Brazil's MDA in February, found that most Brazilians opposed hosting the World Cup and believed the billions of dollars spent on the event should be directed elsewhere, such as towards healthcare and education. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Bernadette Baum). Adam Scott's reign as Masters champion was as good as over after the Australian tumbled down the leaderboard in Saturday's third round. The fist-pumps and screams of "C'mon Aussie" that marked his breakthrough victory last year were a distant memory as he was unable to conjure up any of that same magic when he won the coveted green jacket. Saturday was a battle at Augusta National for Scott. He said when he started his title defense that he felt no pressure because he was a champion for life but a cold putter let him down. His third round of four-over-par 76 saw him fall from equal third at the start of the day to a tie for 16th by the end, leaving him six shots behind the joint leaders, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth. Scott said he had not quite given up all hope of winning but conceded he needed to shoot a really low score and hope for luck. "I'm going to have to come out and play a really good front nine. That's my goal at this point," he said. "I've just got to look at the front nine, and if I can shoot a few under on the front, you never know what can happen here on the back." The signs were ominous for Scott from the start when he bogeyed his opening hole. One of the best drivers in the game, he was impressive off the tee, hitting 13 of 18 greens in regulation. But the flat stick has long been Scott's biggest hurdle and so it was on Saturday. Playing in one of the last groups, when the notoriously fast greens were even more slippery than usual, Scott struggled. He took 35 putts to complete his roundoutlet moncler men, including three for a double-bogey on the par-three fourth hole, for the equal worst of the 51 players who made the cut. "I just kind of compounded my mistakes early with a couple three-putts and got me off on the wrong foot today," he said. "And with conditions being so hard when you're on the back foot, this is a very hard course to pull shots in." The 33-year-old Scott dropped four shots before the turn and although he played better on the back nine, he was unable to make up any lost ground. He failed to make birdie at any of the long par-fives, jeopardizing not only his chances of retaining but also of reaching the top of the world rankings, needing to finish at least third to overtake the absent Tiger Woods. "I just fought really hard but I couldn't get any of those early shots back," he said. "I'm disappointed, but a good round tomorrow could go a long, long way. "It's not the end of the world. There are a lot of people between me and the leaders. "But, like I said, if I can play a good front nine, anything can happen on the back, and it would be fun to post a number and sit in the clubhouse and watch." (Editing by Gene Cherry).
Pinagtibay ng Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Tagaytay sa bisa ng Kautusan Blg. 2013-007 ang pamamahagi ng PRIVILEGE CARD sa mga mamamayan ng Tagaytay. Sa panukala ni Mayor Agnes D. Tolentino na iniakda naman ni Kgg. Eliseo Javier, ipinatupad sa lalong madaling panahon ang pagbibigay ng Privilege Card na tatawaging TAGAYTAY CARD para sa karagdagang tulong at benepisyo sa mga taga Tagaytay. Ayon sa nasabing kautusan, ang lahat ng Tagaytay Cardholders at kanilang mga depen- dents ay maaaring makakuha ng mga benepisyong katulad ng mga sumusunod: LIBRENG KOLE- HIYO sa City College of Tagaytay; 10% diskwento sa pagbili ng gamot sa mga accredited drugstores kung non-senior resident; 50%-100% diskwento sa funeral service at libreng cremation dagdag pa ang isang cavan ng bigas; libreng kwarto sa Ospital ng Tagaytay kung magkakasakit; libreng paggamit ng ONT at RESCUE ambulance; libreng pagpasok People’s Park at Picnic Grove at iba pang recrea- tional facilitiesna pag-aari ng Lungsod ng Tagaytay at 10% diskwento sa pagpasok sa Skyranch. Maaaring makipag-ugnayan ang mga mamamayan hinggil sa programang ito sa City Planning and Development Office na siyang inatasang magpatu- pad ng nasabing programa.Kinakailangan ang mga sumusunod na dokumento upang maging TAGAYTAY CARDHOLDER; Voter’s ID; Brgy. Clearance; Cedula;Birth Certificate ng mga dependents at kanilang mga larawan; marriage contract o certificate of live in status (kung hindi kasal) at 2 larawan. Ang lahat naman ng nasa religious sectors/o mga congregations na naninirahan sa Tagaytay ay kabilang din sa programang ito. Maaari silang makakuha ng TAGAYTAY CARD kung sila ay may sertipikasyon mula sa kanilang sektor/leader/ mother superior.



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An Overview (excerpt from the best of Tagaytay-Tapestry of Color published by Sorrell Publishing Co., N.Y. 2013)

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