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POWER consumers should know, understand better and be clarified on issues and concerns that electric coops are currently facing, opined House Deputy Majority Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III (4th District Quezon). In the forum with various sectors, stakeholders and media at the conference room of the Agusan del Norte Electric Coop (ANECO), August 4, Rep. Tañada said people, who are pushing for privatization, should also give clear and justifiable reasons why electric coops should go for it, so the public will not be confused and misled. Arjay S. Felicilda

ECOND district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro, and his brother, Abante Mindanao Partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez filed a joint resolution urging the House of Representatives to direct the Committee on Trade and Industry to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the current status of a steel plant in Iligan City so that assistance and incentives may be given to the steel firm to enable its reopening, and create jobs for Mindanao folks, and income for the Philippines. ‘Misemployed’ Pinoy The resolution of the two (GSPI), dubbed as the largest nurses a headache

Architect Romolo V. Nati, president and CEO of Italpinas Euro-Design and Eco-Development Corporation (Italpinas), stresses the importance of ecofriendly condominium and SM’s Green Retail Agenda and Pueblo de Oro’s Green Initiatives during a gathering in Cagayan de Oro.

solons hopes to help the Global Steel Plant get to its feet and resume its muchneeded operation to give boost to the country’s ailing steel industry. The solons stressed that Global Steel Philippines, Inc.

steel manufacturing plant in the Philippines, is the only manufacturer of hot rolled coils (HRC) and cold rolled coils (CRC) in the country. It closed shop for more than a year now due to financial STEEL/PAGE 7

Primavera links Green Loop between Group inks resolution SM and Pueblo de Oro Township to acquire Pulangi IV By Mike Banos Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro’s first ecofriendly condominium stood tall as one the strong links between SM’s Green Retail Agenda and Pueblo de Oro Township’s Green Initiatives during the former’s launching last August 4 in SM Cagayan

de Oro. Ms. Clara Marie Asuncion G. Elizaga, SM Cagayan de Oro Mall Manager, said the SM Green Retail Agenda is an annual event where mall tenant owners and business planners gather for a yearly conference on trends, materials, sustainability strategies

and green architecture. “SM aims to encourage all business owners and mall partners to contribute and keep our natural world a clean and safe environment for the future,” Ms. Elizaga said in her welcome remarks. “In doing so, we integrate the TOWNSHIP/PAGE 4

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By Ann Noble, Bukidnon Bureau Chief

MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon––Sensing the imminent sale of Pulangi 4 as mandated under the Epira Law, the Bukidnon Power Commission (BPC)––a coalition comprising the local government units, electric cooperatives, and member-consumers––has signified its intention to acquire Pulangi IV as it drafted and signed a resolution that would eventually arrest the looming power crisis in Mindanao. The group signed the resolution during the just-held second Power Summit where it cited two important options beneficial to the electric consumers of the province. First, the group should be given the right of first refusal should Pulangi lV be privatized and, to be given the option of a negotiated bidding in accordance to Government Procurement Reform Act or Republic Act 9184 where Section 53 of which mandates the negotiated procurement to restore vital public services, infrastructure facilities and GROUP/PAGE 7

SENATOR Edgardo Angara says there are now more than a quarter million Filipino nursing graduates who are jobless or “misemployed.” Putting his estimate at around 287,000, Angara urged the Aquino administration to address the “pervasive misemployment and job mismatch.” Angara said the nursing industry “requires a rethink of the curriculum of the profession, as well as a reorientation of the parents. Everyone thinks that nursing is the most profitable investment in education, I think that’s no longer true.”

International surfing

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently working on various road repairs and maintenance in Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte, in preparation for the World Junior Surfing Finals and the 17th Siargao International Surfing Competition, September this year. Works are particularly on the Dapa-Gen. Luna Road, a vital tourism route to the municipality of Gen. Luna, the host municipality of the said world-class competitions. Arjay S. Felicilda


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BUSECO holds 29th annual general membership assembly the RQIM Hall (Covered Court) BUSECO Main Office, Manolo MANOLO Fortich, Bukidnon–– Fortich, Bukidnon, attended the The Bukidnon Second Electric assembly. Cooperative, Inc, (BUSECO) conOf the 170 barangays within ducted its 29th Annual General the coverage area of BUSECO, Membership Assembly (AGMA), only 160 were able to hold the July 30 last month. assembly, especially in the A total of 23,969 partic- district of Talakag composed of ipants from the barangays 10 barangays due to unfavorcovering the districts of Malay- able peace and order situation. balay, Cabanglasan, Lantapan, Hence, only 86 sites actually, Impasug-ong, Sumilao, Manolo had simultaneously conducted Fortich, Libona, Baungon and the assembly. Malitbog, including the parIt was a synchronized asticipants in the central hub at sembly of Member Consumer By Florgene Sumintan Contributor

Owners (MCOs) which was facilitated in the barangays. It was also a “first” in the history of electric cooperatives in the Philippines that barangays within the franchise area of an EC like BUSECO simultaneously hold the AGMA in the barangays synchronized with the central hub where the Board of Directors had also convened for the said assembly. Participants were the MSEAC Chairmen, and the 112 Barangay Captains, 65 of whom were from the 5 municipalities

within Manolo Fortich Branch, and 47 from the 3 municipalities within Malaybalay Branch. Guests from other EC like FIBECO and even from AMRECO, including other visitors were also around. Employees were therefore assigned to various barangays to assist the Barangay Member Consumer Electrification Committee (BMCEC) officers with the chairman. Presiding, to facilitate the synchronized MCO assembly. The flow on how the AGMA

was facilitated in the central hub was the same as in the barangays which were shown on TV through video. The central hub was also updated on the activities in every barangay through mobile phone. BUSECO ensures reliable source of energy and quality service to member-consumer owners (MCOs) not only within its franchise area but FIBECO as well, thereto truly empowering BUSECO through sustainable Flagship Programs.

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Govt to reduce RoRo ports from 72 to 6 By Allan M. Mediante Executive Editor

THE Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) ports have been considered a boon to rural improvement since it was introduced by past administrations several years back. The present administration is however planning to reduce the proposed number of RORO ports installation from 72 to only 6, to the consternation of several sectors. “Ït could further deepen rural impoverishment,” decried former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Q. Pimentel Jr. Pimentel warned that the reported move of President Aquino to drastically reduce the number of French-supplied modular rollon, roll-off (RoRo) ports would severely retard the development of remote islands. It was learned that President Noynoy Aquino is considering the implementation of only 6 RoRo ports since a DOTC study says this was all that the country needs. The DOTC report, Pimentel says, makes it appear that many ports will be placed in areas with “unusually high waves” and doing so would void the warranties provided by the French supplier. “That report is flawed and very one-sided,” said Pimentel, pointing out that the supply contract approved by the DOTC in November 2009 clearly states that it is the obligation of the Philippine Government via DOTC to locate the port sites in sheltered areas chosen by them, as well as conduct the necessary geophysical studies for onshore

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Kapatagan endorses hydropower project


a walay pagduhaduha, among gisuportahan ang expansion project sa Hedcor pinaagi sa among gibuhat nga Resolution sa pag endorse sa Hedcor ngadto sa Digos City ug Davao del Sur Province, kay kami nakabalo sa una pa nga kini maka ayu ug makatabang gyud og dako diri sa among barangay (Without second thoughts, we support the expansion project of Hedcor through our Barangay Resolution endorsing Hedcor to Digos City and the Province of Davao del Sur because we knew from the start it is good for the community and it will be a big help here)”, said Barangay Kapatagan Captain Juanito Morales.

Morales together with his council recently signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Hedcor, through its vice president Gregorio Jabonillo, allowing the 13.6 MW run-of-river Tudaya Hydropower Project. One of the two plants, Tudaya 1, will be built upstream of the existing Sibulan A. Major structures of

the power plant will be built within the municipality of Sta. Cruz and Digos City. Likewise, the Municipality of Sta Cruz has already signed MOA for this project last July 11. The Barangay Kapatagan is part of Digos City with a total land area of 66.75 sq. km. where more than 8, 000 people resides. “With this agreement, similarly with barangays Tudaya and Sibulan, we can assure Barangay Kapatagan, we will be their partner in the sustainable development of the area”, Jabonillo said. The exploration of the two plants started in the first quarter of 2010, it made the development of the projects easier for the Hedcor’s exploration engineers because the potential site of the two plants, especially Tudaya 1 became accessible after Hedcor opened farmto-market roads and access road for the Sibulan plants. The two plants, when the plants are completed will be the 8th & 9th plants to be operated by Hedcor in Davao. Hedcor currently operates the two Sibulan plants and the five Talomo Plants. Hedcor is committed to promote Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand of clean and renewable energy and will continue to look for more rivers to develop for run-of-

HYDROPOWER ENDORSEMENT. Barangay Kapatagan Captain Juanito Morales (center) signs the memorandum of agreement between Hedcor and the barangay, endorsing the 13.6 MW Tudaya Hydropower Plant. With him is Hedcor vice president Gregorio Jabonillo (wearing white) and Barangay council members (standing) as witnesses. river hydropower generation. To date, Hedcor has 18 run-of-river hydropower plants in the country with a total capacity of 150 MWs. AboitizPower is the

holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services. It is a major producer of Cleanergy, with several

hydroelectric and geothermal assets in its generation portfolio, and also has nonrenewable power plants located across the country. The company owns distribution

utilities that operate in highgrowth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. (For more details, please visit: and

Primavera links Green Loop between SM and Pueblo de Oro Township FROM PAGE 1 environmental advocacy in the business industry to make a significant impact.” Among the projects undertaken by SM under its Green Retail Agenda are its Trash to Cash recycling market, SM Supermalls Green Bag featuring prints by artist Manuel Baldemor, the SM Green Film Festival and hosting the annual celebration of Earth Hour. “With all systems go for the Italpinas Primavera Residences, the Pueblo de Oro Township has the prestige of having the first green building in Mindanao,” said Pueblo de Oro Vice President-General Manager Rodolfo L. Meñes. “These residential condo buildings will be eco-friendly and are to be constructed along the principles of sustainable architecture, such as generating renewable energy, reduce internal units temperature, maximizing shading and natural ventilation.” Pueblo de Oro Township is a 360-hectere master planned mixed use project which hosts both SM Cagayan de Oro and Primavera Residences. “Primavera Residences complements other green initiatives of the Pueblo de Oro Township, including the 40-hectare Pueblo Urban Rainforest, electric jeepneys that are now serving Township residents, and rainwater

harvesting and recycling ponds at Pueblo de Oro golf course making Pueblo the benchmark for eco-friendly developments in Cagayan de Oro,” Mr. Meñes added. “As the first truly ecofriendly condominium in Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao, Primavera Residences is happy to share SM’s Green Retail Agenda and Pueblo de Oro’s Green Initiatives,” said Architect Romolo V. Nati, president and CEO of Italpinas Euro-Design and Eco-Development Corporation (Italpinas). Mr. Nati said Primavera Residences is a 10-storey twin-tower Italian-designed condominium designed by ITA PROJECT, an Italian architectural design firm based in Rome with a solid reputation for award winning eco-friendly buildings, and developed Italpinas, a sustaining member of the Philippines Green Building Council. “We use passive elements for Primavera like cross-ventilation, building orientation, an inner green courtyard and terrace, brise soleil (louvers) and extended awnings to maximize natural light and shadow,” said Mr. Nati. “These elements combine to complement each other to bring down the temperature in the building that it remains cooler even in hot summer months to lessen the need for

air conditioning.” Mr. Nati estimates Primavera’s passive design elements could reduce energy consumption for air conditioning by approximately 32% or around 20% of total energy consumption, directly benefitting condominium residents. On top of these passive design elements, Mr. Nati said Primavera Residences would also be tapping solar energy on its rooftop with the use of photovoltaic cells that would produce around 150 kilowatts peak renewable energy from its two towers. When the “Net Metering Law” will be implemented in Mindanao, the photovoltaic cells will feed electricity to the local distribution utility grid, Mr. Nati said. “At the end of each billing period, this electricity produced will be deducted from the condominium’s electric bill, further reducing the individual electric bill of each resident,” he said. “While waiting for the Net Metering Law to be approved, we will be using the energy produced from the solar cells to directly power the common and shared areas of Primavera.” Engr. Cecilio U. Sumaoy, manager of the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co.’s (CEPALCO) head of systems operations department and concurrent plant manager of its solar photovoltaic PV

plant, concurs with Primavera’s choice of its solar component. “Solar energy is the best renewable energy option for Mindanao,” Mr. Sumaoy said during his presentation. “It is easily and quickly installed on rooftops, prices for PV cells are coming down, and it makes anyone an independent power producer.” CEPALCO set up Mindanao’s first and largest ongrid solar PV power plant in Barangay Indahag in 2004 and plans to set up a larger 10 megawatt (MW) solar facility soon. Besides complementing

Mindanao’s predominantly hydroelectric power plants during the dry season, Mr. Sumaoy said it is also socially equitable since all consumers share the cost of the feed-in tariff in their electric bills. “The issue of solar power pricing is not a valid one since the issue here is not price, but our responsibility for life,” Mr. Sumaoy said. Meantime, Pueblo de Oro Sr. Sales Manager Ma. Arabelle. B. Solidum, Sr. Product Manager, confirmed sales for Primavera continue to be brisk despite additional units in the inventory. “We’re already 50 percent

sold and we expect sales to continue to be brisk when the showroom and model unit are launched this September,” Ms. Solidum noted. “Construction is now over 30 percent complete and will now be much faster with the tower crane and additional manpower onsite,” said Engr. Arsenio B. Manuta, vice president for operations of AVP Trading & Construction, Primavera’s contractor. For further inquiries, please call (63) 921-4156737 or fax (63) (2) 889-9292 or email g.magadan@Italpinas. com ors.delavega@italpinas. com

Guv, top taxpayers in Caraga region By Arjay S. Felicilda Caraga Bureau Chief

BUTUAN City – Twelve top taxpayers for the year 2010 in Caraga Region were recognized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) during the agency’s 107th founding day, August 9, this year. Each of them was awarded plaque of appreciation by the 17th Revenue Region, headed by Director Norberto Vitug, in ceremonies held at the BIR Training Center in Butuan City. They included Governor Johnny Pimentel of Surigaodel Sur, whose area belongs to the 106th Revenue District Office (RDO) in Tandag City.

Regional Director Norberto Vitug of BIR-17 (Caraga Region) poses with top taxpayers in Butuan City for the year 2010, namely ADFIL Corporation, Equi-Parco Construction Co., and Ulticon Builders, Inc. Photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 9 this year, during the recognition ceremony at the BIR Training Center, Butuan City. The activity is in line with the BIR’s 107th Year Anniversary. Also in picture is Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr., the guest-of-honor. photo by PIA-Caraga/asf

For the 103rd RDO (Butuan City), the awardees are ADFIL Corporation of Doongan, Butuan City; EquiParco Construction Com-

pany of Ambago, Butuan City and Ulticon Builders, Inc. also of Doongan. RDO No. 104 (Bayugan taxpayers/PAGE 15

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‘Shift Happen’ draws crowd at 10th Filipino Franchise show GQWEST Inc., the mother company of Aquabest, the country’s leading water refilling franchise, has announced the success of its participation in the recent 10th Filipino Franchise Show organized by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Incorporated (AFFI), particularly the launching of its “Shift Happen”campaign. The company’s public launch of its “Shift Happen” campaign was both fun and star studded with the Aquabest booth cited as one of the top crowd drawers in the event. Gracing the launch is a veritable constellation of stars like Gabby Concepcion, Nicole Hyala and Valerie Concepcion. Fans met and greeted their idols while learning more about water. Aside from meeting their favorite stars, the crowd were also able to try their luck and test their water IQ with the games the company has prepared. The audiences where able to get loads of cool Aquabest freebies like mugs, tumblers, notebooks, and best of all “Shift Happens” t-shirts. Hundreds of lucky participants were able to go home with fabulous collectible prizes from the roulette wheel and other fun activities. Also children and adults had a blast by having their picture taken with the lovable Aquabest mascot Aquabuzz. Most importantly, thousands got to quench their thirst while experiencing what

“Shift Happens” is all about by sampling Aquabest’s structured water given away at the booth to all visitors. “Shift Happens” is the company’s effort to provide water that not only quenches your thirst but also improves your health by introducing structured water. Structured water restores the natural energy of water, thus reenergizing and renewing its restorative abilities. The company’s Grander Technology imported from Austria makes

all this, possible. Grander Technology works by realigning water molecules to their natural configuration allowing the water to regain its natural vitality and makes the water molecules more organized. Another way to picture it would be to compare a disorganized group of people trying to enter a room contrasted with a group that lines up properly. Overall, by reorganizing the water molecules Grander technology energizes them and makes them more efficient leading to better water that will reinvigorate you to your very core.


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MisOr town wishes more FMR projects from MRDP

Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental – “I hope that all barangays in Kinoguitan will benefit more road projects from MRDP,” said town mayor Danilo A. Lagbas, Jr. during the turnover of the town’s three segments farm-to-market road (FMR) under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) on August 4, 2011. Lagbas said that it is their long dream to rehabilitate all their barangay roads to support their farmers and to accelerate development of the town’s potential agriculture and fishery production areas. Aside from these three completed roads, the mayor said they have 12 more proposed FMR sub-projects on pipeline for funding with MRDP that would cost around PhP74 million which he hopes to be realized. As fifth class town comprising 15 barangays and with limited income, the mayor said he is more than grateful of the development opportunities the DA have brought in their town. Likewise, he underscored the allout support of the province of Misamis Oriental to this endeavor considering their insufficient income to counterpart big projects.

Vice governor Norris C. Babiera, who represented governor Oscar S. Moreno during the turnover, said the province under the leadership of Moreno is more than willing to support the town of Kinoguitan. Babiera added that governor Moreno even said that if the town needs assistance for road maintenance they are willing to lend the province’s equipment for the purpose. This he said while he also encouraged the barangays folk to help maintain their FMR stressing the 10 years period required life span of the project before another assistance can be provided. For her part, DA-10 regional executive director Lealyn A. Ramos explained that these MRDP interventions provided by DA to rural communities is geared towards increasing agricultural productivity and income while ensuring environmental protection to ensure sustainability. With this, Ramos, who is also the program director of MRDP, emphasized to the beneficiaries of the FMR project to do their share by increasing production to help achieve food sufficiency in their locality and the country as well. “Please note that DA intended this road network

to encourage you to produce more even double or triple as these FMRs now provide access to transport your goods and services easily,” Ramos’ challenge to farmers. Likewise, she made a call to them to practice sustainable farming by conserving the natural resources like soil, water, and the entire ecosystem. The three completed MRDP funded FMRs in Kinoguitan are the roads from barangays Poblacion to Salicapawan, Buko to Beray, and Bolisong to Beray with a total of 4.022 kilometers and cost PhP7.273 million. Barangay chairpersons Edward C. Marban of brgy. Buko, Jose Q. Tuyac of Salicapawan, and Carmela B. Pabellan of brgy. Bolisong, unanimously committed their support to maintain the

FMRs as they said they do not want to experience again transportation problem deprived of passable road, so they promise to do the responsibility of maintaining the roads for the benefit of the community as well as to anyone served by it. MRDP is a povertyalleviation initiative implemented through the Department of Agriculture (DA) jointly funded by the World Bank, National Government, and Local Government Units covering Mindanao’s 26 provinces and 225 municipalities. It seeks to further improve rural incomes and a c h i e v e f o o d s e c u r it y through agri-fishery infrastructure, livelihood enterprise, and biodiversity conservation projects. (rosie r. e. paasa)

The ceremonial cutting of ribbon to officially open the Buko-Beray FMR by vice governor Babiera, mayor Lagbas, and RED Ramos


The ceremonial turnover of the three FMR subprojects in barangays Poblacion to Salicapawan, Buko to Beray, and Bolisong to Beray with a total of 4.022 kilometers cost PhP7.273 million, hand in by DA-10 regional executive director and MRDP program director Lealyn A. Ramos to Misamis Oriental vice governor Norris C. Babiera with (L-R) Mayor Danilo A. Lagbas, Jr., vice mayor Constantino S. Llesis, Sr., and SB members

Ceremonial cutting of ribbon of Poblacion- Salicapawan FMR by DA-10 regional technical director and MRDP coordinator for Region 10 Constancio C. Maghanoy, Jr. and barangay chair Jose Q. Tuyac; (below) the newly constructed FMR now caters all types of vehicles providing transport of farmers’ goods and other services for the community. rosie r. e. paasa


7 AboitizPower reiterates call on ‘clean and reliable energy’ BusinessWeek mindanao By Ann Noble Bukidnon Bureau Chief

August 15-21, 2011

THE AboitizPower is keen on pursuing further developments of the country’s renewable and non-renewable energy capabilities as it announced its development of the Davao Clean Coal Project, a proposed 2x150 megawatts (MW) circulating fluidized-bed coal-fired power plant for construction in southern Davao. The proposed coal plant is a project of its subsidiary Therma South, Inc. The first unit is slated for commercial operations by March 2014, and by June 2014 for the second operation. In a meeting with some media practitioners from Bukid-

non and Cagayan de Oro City who visited AboitizPower’s hydropower facilities in Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, First Vice President-Mindanao Affairs Manuel “Bobby” M. Orig reiterated the company’s commitment to provide clean and reliable power supply in Mindanao. Orig said the decision to build the 300-MW circulating fluidized-bed coal-fired power plant is set to address requirements in energy generation which are to provide reliable and enough power suppy at reasonable and competitive prices but will cause the least adverse effect on the environment. However, green groups in Davao have been firmed on its call to oppose the construction

of the proposed coal-fired power plant in Barangay Binugao, Toril, Davao City. Last April, the “No to Coal” coalition made its call opposing the 25 billion coal-fired facilities to the city council of Davao for the reason that Aboitiz has not yet presented the needed documents to support its claim that the project does not pose danger to the public and the environment. On June 7 however, the city council of Davao gave its green light by passing a resolution favorably endorsing the coal project, much to the outrage of Network Opposed-to-Coal. Orig, however, clarified that Aboitiz will employ the Clean Coal Technology (CCT) which is

the recent improvement on coal combustion technology widely accepted in the US, Germany, Europe and China because of its affordability, efficiency and less environmental impact. He explained that, unlike the coal plants constructed in the ’50s, the latest CCT reduces harmful emissions, one of which is the use of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CBF) combustion that enables efficient production of electricity while capturing harmful particulates such as sulfur and carbon dioxide with precipitators to prevent it from entering the atmosphere. Orig assured that public safety is a main concern of Aboitiz saying that per report of the Environmental Management

Bureau (EMB) -10 Regional Director Sabdullah Abubakar, the 210 MW Aboitiz-owned STEAG State Power in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental has not caused harm or damage to the health and safety of the people and its environment. Aboitiz’ supply of coal will come from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Orig added, coal is second to the cheapest energy source which is hydro. A recent data from the National Renewable board showed that hydro has a fix cost of P6/ kilowatthour (kwh) while coal has P6.16/kwh. Other energy sources has these fix costs: solar – P18/kwh, wind - P10/kwh and biomass – P6.50/kwh.

Hydroplants for Bukidnon In line with President Benigno Aquino III advocacy towards renewable energy, Aboitiz continuously developed new hydroplants in Mindanao, two of which would be constructed in Sita and Simod in Kitaotao town of Bukidnon. This, according to Aboitiz, will serve as a reliable source that could augment the projected power shortage in Mindanao. The proposed project has a generating capacity of 28.2 MW, producing 173 GWh annually. Accordingly, the project proposal has already passed the local government’s approval but has to wait for the provincial board’s resolution allowing the start of the project.

FROM PAGE 1 other public utilities. A technical working group (TWG) said the BPC is technically, legally, and financially capable to acquire Pulangui lV. The 2nd Power Summit, which was convened by Bukidnon Governor Alex P. Calingasan, was a follow-up to the first summit held on January 6 this year. Calingasan convened the power summits to help resolve the looming power crisis in Mindanao and the impending sale of Pulangi lV hydropower complexes situated in Kiuntod, Maramag, Bukidnon. The projected 484 megawatts (MW) power shortage in the Mindanao grid by 2014 has become a cause of concern for most, especially the people of Bukidnon. The power shortage in the recent months that compelled the system to curtail power load

has created losses to energy consumers in the province especially the business and industrial users who relied on the grid for ample power supply. It is a situation that the provincial government could not allow to happen again considering the economic growth of Bukidnon and the island of Mindanao in general. The mandate of RA 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (Epira) set to privatize the government’s generation and transmission assets since NAPOCOR’s inefficient administration contributed to its liabilities and debts that amounted to $16 billion as of the end of 2010. Pulangi lV’s generation capacity has also greatly diminished due to siltation of the river that was not properly addressed by NAPOCOR. Being in Bukidnon, the Pulangi lV hydroelectric power

plant is considered a vital component which keeps power costs in Mindanao low, providing 25% of Mindanao’s energy needs with its 255 MW capacity. Its imminent privatization to independent power players is feared to increase the rates, to the detriment of the people of Bukidnon where the hydropower complexes are located. In an interview, Calingasan said the people of Bukidnon should unite to address the power concerns looming the province, thus his initiative of convening the people to work together to find solutions on the expected crisis. Calingasan chaired the newly-created Bukidnon Power Commission. The second power summit reviewed the previous summit’s

concerns like the NGCP revision of the load matrix that would prioritize Bukidnon with its needed energy requirement equivalent to 25% of Pulangi lV energy output as well as the proposed dredging of Pulangi lV that could maximize its generation capacity that is said to have declined by 30%. The BPC-TWG reported on the Congress’ inability to take action for the deferment of Pulangi’s privatization and the inability to add to energy capacity to Mindanao despite its 5% demand growth. Local government leaders took part in the discussion during the summit with Damulog town Mayor Romeo Tiongco vehemently citing his opposition to Pulangi’s privatization saying it is the Bukidnon peoples’ right to acquire the hydropower plant

since its source is in Bukidnon. Lawyer Jeffrey Sayson, provincial legal assistant and head of the BPC-TWG said that it’s high time that local government units, the two electric cooperatives, BUSECO and FIBECO, and the power stakeholders should create a resolution manifesting the stakeholders’ willingness to acquire and manage the hydro plant. Both BUSECO and FIBECO general managers expressed their willingness to go partner with the provincial government and the member-consumer stakeholders in the acquisition of the power plant. Bukidnon power stakeholders maintained their position not to allow private sector to take control of the province’s natural resources specifically

the renewable energy sources. The joint resolution signed by LGUs led by Calingasan and officials of the province’s two electric cooperatives cited among others BPC’s endorsement for the privatization of Pulangi IV as well as the intent for its acquisition by the electric consumers through Bukidnon’s two electric cooperatives. The joint resolution was drafted to ultimately solve the power crisis as envisioned by the group. As stated by BUSECO General Manager Edgardo Masongsong, the electric cooperatives are financially capable to acquire Pulangi lV assuring that even the province’s indigenous people could benefit from it through programs aimed at improving their social and living conditions.

Group signs resolution to acquire Pulangi IV

Solons urge inquiry to help Global Steel from page 1 constraints. GSPI admitted last year that they have been having problems with their operations for years and the lifting of the seven percent tariff on steel has endangered their already precarious operation. Global Steel managing director Lalit K. Sehgal was quoted as saying that they are operating at a loss ever since the global financial crisis has reduced the demand for steel, even as he noted that the domestic demand is currently at 7,000 to 8,000 tons per month only. And in order to break even or to not incur losses, they should sell 60,000 to 70,000 tons per month. The lawmakers’ resolution is asking the government to conduct a full audit on Global Steel before the re-imposition of the seven percent steel tariff, citing Trade Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya’s contention that a full audit on the financials and operations of Global Steel must be made before the safeguards against imported steel will be returned. The resolution continued that just recently, the Board of Investments (BOI) has ordered the investigation of the mothballed Iligan plant of GSPI because the facility has been closed for a year. BOI managing head, Cristino L. Panlilio, has expressed concern over the operations of GSPI since it has been closed last year amid the crises of the steel industry. They said that GSPI’s reopen-

ing would be a tremendous help especially now that the local steel industry is being left behind. “We should act immediately. There is a construction boom in the country, yet the Philippines cannot even supply our own requirement of steel billets,” they added. The resolution contended that GSPI “is supposed to be getting incentives from the BOI but because it has been unable to meet the requirements, it has not enjoyed the benefits aside from its reported inability to pay their electricity bill and the salaries of a number of its employee.” “There is a need to look into this situation because from the reports, it seems that what is happening is a vicious cycle, a chicken and egg problem, wherein GSPI cannot operate profitably because of the zero tariff on imported steel and the BOI and the Department of Trade (DTI) and Industry refuses to re-impose the zero tariff because GSPI cannot meet the steel requirements of the country,” the resolution stated further. The solons said that situation has to be remedied immediately “so as not to make the country dependent of steel imports and make the Philippines self-reliant when it comes to our steel products needs.” The resolution also urged House “to serve notice to all concerned, including the GSPI, DTI, BOI and such other entities and corporations which may shed light and resolve the issue.”

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Opinion THINK a minute. Are you a “yes man” or woman? Do you always say yes to every body who asks you for a favor and help? Some of us just can’t say no to others. The problem is our “yes” often means stress— to us and our family. Many times saying yes to one person means saying no to someone else like your own mate and children. Of course, we need to care about others and try our best to help those who need it. But we must also know our limits and that we cannot always say yes to everybody who asks us for help. Learning to sometimes say no to others will mean yes to your own family and responsibilities, which will help lower the stress in your life and home.



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Remember, you’re the only father or mother your children have; if you don’t do your job of loving and teaching them, then no one will. Then our family life at home becomes a tense, angry mess instead of a peaceful and happy place. So each time someone asks us for a favor and help, we must look carefully at their request and decide if doing this for them is actually helping them. You see, if we never let others take responsibility for themselves and their own problems, then we’re not really helping them to become responsible and successful, since we’re always doing their job for them. So just being a “yes man” or woman is not always the kindest thing, nor is it being a true friend.

Other times, when someone asks you to do them a favor, you don’t need to answer them right away. You can tell them that you’re not sure and you’ll answer them later. This way you have time to think about it and check your own schedule and responsibilities first. Maybe you can help this other person, but at a different time then they asked. Or, you can help them if they’ll take care of the job or errand you won’t be able to do because you’re helping them. Often, people will still be thankful for your help. S o h av e you b e e n stressed because you’re always saying yes? You realize you’re giving too much time and energy to helping

everyone who asks you for a favor or help, and your family’s been hurting since you’re neglecting your responsibilities to them. Just ask Jesus Christ to forgive you. Jesus will help you learn how to wisely choose when to say yes and when to say no. Just Think a Minute.

The longest culinary event in PH THE growth of the culinary industry in Cagayan de Oro over the last fifteen years has gone beyond borders. Filipino comfort foods and heritage cuisines were given due recognition and style by the men and women who are behind the Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Restaurants Association or COHARA who are enthusiastically bringing back the yearly and long running Kumbira Events. Kumbira which is a Visayan term for a gathering of people with abundant food and goodwill is a celebration of life. It could also be a marriage of family and culture that fosters relations and understanding. It has a place in the Philippine’s history as a display of the rich and the affluence where the attendance is by invitation.

I n e v e r y Ku m b i r a gatherings, food, drinks, dances and friendships are displayed and showcased as the best practices of a community or region. Cohara have shown the best of Mindanao. It has eclipsed other regions in the Philippines of discovering and promoting other fusion cuisines of the world to the mainstream and lifestyle of dining. The culinary competitions have invited the prominent and distinguished authority in food appreciation. The sponsors are chosen according to the standards of their product that meets international recognition. The participants are product of the recognized hotels, restaurants and schools who spend time and resources refining

their skills and knowledge in cooking, sanitation practices and arts. Kumbira speaks well of the economy of the region and the vision of the industry to excel and offer the best of what we have. Prominent achievers who have moved and migrated abroad who were trained by the local hotel and restaurant industry have established a niche in the international hotels and luxury liners as successful culinar y practioners. Many have become successful managers and entrepreneurs in their own rights. C ongratulations to this hardworking group of hoteliers and trade practioners who leads in molding the industry professional cultures and made the difference as world class.

It has long achieved its task and continues to be relevant in promoting tourism in Northern Mindanao. KUMBIRA reels off this August 17-19, 2011 at the Atrium of the Lim Ket Kai Center in Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. It is open to the public with minimal admission fee. Trade exhibits and state of the arts hotel and restaurant equipment are also on display.

The general banking law annotated A magnum opus that deserves such great intellectual respect. This was how Chief Justice Renato C. Corona described the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ latest literary endeavor, “The General Banking Law Annotated,” during the book’s launching on August 5, 2011. This book, researched and written by a battery of 30 lawyers of the BSP’s Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services, is actually the second part in the BSP’s trilogy project on the country’s banking laws. The first book in the trilogy, entitled “The New Central Bank Act Annotated,” was launched in July last year. BSP Deputy Governor and General Counsel Juan de Zuñiga, Jr. said Book III (“Other Banking Laws Annotated”) will hopefully be published in early 2012.

Chief Justice Corona, who had previously worked in the banking industry as special counsel of the Development Bank of the Philippines and general counsel of the Commercial Bank of Manila, said the book “will be useful to anyone seeking a broader knowledge and a deeper understanding of the vast and complex field of banking, money and credit.” Corona recalled that during his many years in the private sector, he personally encountered the recurring problem of the scarcity of local authoritative resources on the legal aspects of banking. “Ours was always an extensive research on the interpretative rules and regulations of the old Central Bank and a laborious examination of for-

eign case law, legal periodicals and literature,” Corona said. However, he stressed, this was many years ago. The Chief Justice pointed out that the publication of BSP’s books on banking laws has solved much of the problem. Corona added that an authoritative book such as “The General Banking Law Annotated” will immensely assist the judiciary in their analysis of the law and how it applies to cases before them. “This explains my keen personal and professional interest in the book,” he said. In the book’s preface, Corona described the authors’ writing style as “straightforward, simple and enlightened.” He added that the authors have captured the complexities of every provision with “unmis-

takable ease and dexterity.” He also extolled how the authors provided each provision with a legislative history, which will enable readers to better understand the spirit behind the law and give them a clearer insight into how the words and phrases should be properly understood. The authors also weaved in relevant provisions of the Manual of Regulations for Banks and other regulatory issuances to demonstrate how the BSP implements these provisions. Corona expressed appreciation at how these were deftly combined with the rudimentary references to local and foreign case law, foreign legal periodicals and literature by various international bodies. One of the most notable features of the book, accord-

ing to the Chief Justice, is the “inclusion of myriad interpretative opinions rendered by the Bangko Sentral which have not been previously made readily available to the public.” BSP Deputy Governor and General Counsel De Zuñiga credited his mentor, former BSP Governor Gabriel Singson (who also served as general counsel of the Central Bank for two decades), for inspiring him to conceive of and lead in the publication of the books. “I shared with Governor Singson the dream of having a lasting gift where we can share our learnings, our legal opinions, our experience and global exposure, and our access to a wealth of authorities and reference materials, among bankers, lawyers, the academe, and among our

stakeholders,” De Zuñiga said. This dream has indeed become a reality with the launching of Books I and II of the trilogy project. I am sure that the launching of Book III early next year will be another cause for much-deserved anticipation.

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Happiness is an inside job

“Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.” Picture me on a lazy Sunday afternoon, comfortably sitting under the cool shade of a mango tree, engrossed in the pages of a book, my companions the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees. Ahh.. the sweet life. My cup overflows. For the lover of books and solitude, this is our vision of paradise. Give me a good book and a quiet nook, and I have a little piece of heaven at the tip of my nose. Some IN a world that is always in a hurry, spending quality time for a family and friends think I’m husband and wife has become a luxury. Studies indicate that in hibernation, and they marital happiness is highly correlated with the quantity and quality try to smoke me out of my time spent together. foxhole. In several marriages that we had witnessed and officiated, we They push me to go shopalways emphasized that couples should work out their marriage ping or dancing, or go on and not let their marriage work out for them. If couples let their a vacation. I tell them I’m busyness control their marriage, they will wake up one day and already on a vacation. My fafind out that they had already fallen out of love with each other. vorite vacation destination is This then proves that love is not self-sustaining. my house and garden. To the Even when children get into the picture of the relationship, heart that is content, right couples should child-proof their marriage. This means that even if they already have children, the husband and the wife should put each other as the first priority. There are many instances when the couples’ relationship has grown cold simply because all their best time, effort, and energy had been consumed in parenting and earning a living. Marriage expert David Mace says, “Love must be FO CUS on the physical health seems to be the “IN fed and nurtured…first and foremost it demands time.” Spending quality time could include laughing together, dream- THING.” This is best deming together, sharing chores together, and most especially praying onstrated by the advent of together. Dating in the marriage context should not be taken for physical fitness innovations granted. The love and excitement experienced when couples and diet or nutritional revofirst fell for each other must be nurtured because this makes the lutions. If you look around you, relationship vibrant. Spending quality time requires that couples do not talk about you get to see the increasing problems and their shortcomings. Instead, they reminisce the good numbers of gyms, spas and old days and their happy experiences. And this won’t happen if sport centers, to name a few. couples are watching TV and movies because no heart-to-heart Televisions and magazines talks happen on the go. Spending quality time doesn’t also have to feature different types of be expensive. All it takes is filling one’s heart with plenty of gratitude nutritional supplements and what have you’s just to emand enjoy the simple things in life---such as having each other. Weslie and Marie Stable Sr. wrote: “…God’s intention for phasize the need for physical marriage is not simple longevity; but a happy, mutually fulfilling, well being. And, this is very lifelong union. Unfortunately, some couples’ marriages long out- good indeed, for it makes us live their love.” For one reason or another, perhaps for economic all aware that taking care of convenience or for the sake of their children, they remain married one’s body is a noble goal: for physically---but they have separated emotionally. They live in the health is wealth. In my previous articles I same house yet live separate lives. When they grow old, they will be just like what the others say that they feel they are like brothers touched briefly on the definiand sisters. The worst thing that could ever happen is if and when tion of health; which is, in the holistic approach and very the relationship has been reduced to being board mates.

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Creating quality time

where you are is heaven. You can travel the world in search of happiness, but unless you carry it with you, you search in vain. Grow happiness inside of you, and you don’t have to run yourself rugged or bust your wallet chasing after it. I’m not saying that we refrain from going to exotic

places for some rest and recreation. What I’m advocating is that sometimes we don’t have to leave the house to have fun. The things that bring happiness are already in our hands. Everybody is on a quest for entertainment, but nobody is in pursuit of contentment. Be still, and the bird of happiness will perch on your shoulder. If you are lucky, it might even build its nest in your hair. It is not an ingredient of contentment to have all your needs and desires met. To be content is to be satisfied to the point where you are not disturbed or distressed even if you do not receive anything more from God. But it doesn’t mean that you have reached the point where you don’t want to change anymore, or won’t improve what needs to be improved. It means that you have

no anxieties or you don’t get upset about anything, because you see things for what they are, trivial and inconsequential. You are no longer running around like a headless chicken looking for stuff to make you happy. Let us relax and leave our needs in God’s hands. As we wait for God to move as He deems suitable, we remain grateful for all He has already given and done for us. Whether or not He lifts a finger in our behalf, we stay secure because He is holding us in the palm of His hand. Can I tell you the shortcut to contentment? This does not require rocket science. Just cultivate the attitude of gratitude! To be able to declare that you have learned to be content in whatever state you are in, is almost the same as possessing the fabled lamp of Aladdin!

Mental wellness

much defined by the World Health Organization, health is merely not the absence of disease but is the totality of the individual: physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual well being. Only recently though, has mental wellness gained more attention and focus. In times past,

just talking about mental health and illness seem taboo with a stigma attached to it. Mental wellness simply means a positive state of the mind. At the end of the spectrum is mental illness (which I hope to discuss some other time). One’s thoughts influence the types of emotions one feels. When one is mentally well and healthy , the brain releases chemicals that stimulate feelings of happiness and joy. Combine this mental wellness with the physical gives one an over all balance! How then can one achieve wellness of mind? A positive attitude. This is actually easier said than done. When one is faced with pressure and undue stress, it will need discipline to be able to

train the mind to focus the thoughts on that which is good and noble. A healthy lifestyle: this will encompass one’s diet, exercise adherence to no smoking and possibly avoidance of alcohol in all forms, adequate sleep and rest. A great and wonderful support system from family: Medical science is cognizant of the important role a support system in patients’ recovery and healing. The emotional support one gets from his/ her loved ones can spell the difference between recovery and regression. And, knowing when to seek professional help for counseling and possibly treatment can be a contributor too, in maintaining one’s mental wellness.

Mindanao Church Men stand up for ‘Responsible Mining’ THE clergy and the mining industry have oftentimes taken diametrically opposed sides on the issue of mining in Mindanao, so recent statements made by some prelates declaring qualified support for large-scale mining have caught many by surprise, shock and disbelief, to mention but a few of the wide gamut of reactions to their pronouncements. Retired Jesuit Priest Emeterio J. Barcelon, S.J., for one, clarified recently that the Catholic Church is not against mining. In that interview, Fr. Terry said the Catholic Church is not against mining and that a third of all the bishops in the country are for responsible mining. Responsible Mining has been defined as honoring people’s rights, building sustainable communities, supporting the local and national economy, promoting good governance, practices transparency, respects indigenous peoples and protects the environment. Fr. Terry further noted how the potential of mining to address poverty and unemploy-

be the largest in the Philippines and among the largest copper mines in the world. Current estimates indicate it could yield an average of 375,000 tons of copper and 360,000 ounces of gold per year over its estimated 17-year economic life. It is estimated that the project would contribute an average of one percent of the annual gross domestic product for the Philippines, provide around 10,000 jobs during construcMiguel Rodrigo tion, and another 2,000 during ment, among other social ills in its operation. the country, has been severely Fr. Terry has a hands-on constrained by the contin- experience with the mining inued opposition of some clergy dustry, having previously been against it. Which is really a pity, involved with the management considering mining’s enormous of Benguet Corporation, one potential to prevent the exodus of the country’s oldest mining of Filipinos seeking jobs abroad companies. and unraveling the social fabHe noted how the reported ric of society by breaking up opposition to mining of some families. members of the Catholic Church Take for instance, the Tam- who have allegedly strongly lobpakan Copper-Gold Project bied with the provincial governwhich reportedly contains the ment to pass an environment largest undeveloped copper- code banning open-pit mining gold deposits in Southeast Asia. in the entire province last year, Once developed, the mine could could be based on archaic im-

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pressions about mining technology. In fact, the retired Jesuit prelate who has occupied top executive positions in two of the order’s top universities in Mindanao stressed that openpit mining is a safer method (for extracting minerals). He further noted how it only takes a year with modern mining technologies to rehabilitate a mining area as big as 300 hectares. A pastor of one the largest evangelical groups in the Philippines with a roster of 2,917 local churches all over the country concurs. Pastor Ben Barnuevo, South Central Mindanao Ministry Director and South Mindanao District Minister for the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines (CAMACOP) further confirmed the Catholic Church as a whole is not against mining, citing Biblical teachings on responsible development of minerals like iron and copper. Pastor Ben believes the South Cotabato Catholic Church

just needs to be assured modern responsible mining exists and has recommended a review of the environment code and expressed his willingness to participate in the review to update the Catholic Church’s views to the modern concept of responsible mining. Although the code has yet to take full effect pending the required publication of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the provincial government has reportedly stopped processing new applications for quarrying permits. The Tampakan project is the biggest project to be affected by the ban, which has also frozen a proposed coal mine project in Tboli, and the local quarrying industry in South Cotabato. Citing not only the local but even further the potential benefits arising from the global impact of the Tampakan project, Pastor Ben stressed that all stakeholders are obliged to ensure that responsible mining is practiced and observed in South Cotabato. Not the least, former Davao

Archbishop and president of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Msgr. Fernando Capalla is upbeat on increasing corporate awareness to care for their stakeholders which demonstrate genuine concern and compassion for the workers and the communities in which they do business. Msgr. Capalla believes developers and miners should make the complete development of the human person their priority, and view development from various perspectives, from the people they will be working with, as well as the beneficiaries of their development projects. With its focus on honoring people’s rights, building sustainable communities, supporting the local and national economy, promoting good governance, practicing transparency, respecting indigenous peoples and protecting the environment, responsible mining represents a development paradigm which is just that. Exactly.

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MisOr’s Convergence Initiative launched Cagayan de Oro City- With the combined forces of the three agencies namely the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) together with the Provincial Local Government of Misamis Oriental, recently launched its convergence initiative for sustainable rural development on July 19, 2011 at the Capitol Grounds this city. DA Undersecretary Joel S. Rudinas representing Sec. Proceso J. Alcala said during the launching; “ that the Convergence Agro-Enterprise Cluster aims to sustain initiatives of invigorating and strengthening rural communities through the comprehensive and technically precise agricultural development blueprint. The convergence of the three frontline agencies on agriculture and rural development will help ensure that public services and projects reach their recipients in the fastest and most effective way possible. By doing so we enable local farmers, fishers and other rural folks benefit from the bounties of the land and the sea around them.” This convergence effort will effectively deliver the services of the three agencies to their

beneficiaries. Misamis Oriental particularly District 1 is considered as the convergence area in Region 10 as it fits the criteria that was set up by the program. These areas are located within the Mt. Balatukan Range covering the municipalities of Balingasag, Lagonglong, Salay, Binuangan, Sugbongcogon ,Talisayan, Balingoan, Kinoguitan, Medina, Magsaysay and Gingoog City . This activity plays a vital role towards the economic and well being of the northeastern part of Misamis Oriental. Commitments of support was given by the three rural development leaders of the country and was acknowledged by Governor Oscar S. Moreno who also gave his commitment for the success of the cluster. The Department of Agriculture ( DA) represented by Undersecretary Joel S. Rudinas expressed the agency’s commitment for the 5-year investment plan from year 2011 to 2016 worth P532.5 million to carry out various infrastructure projects and the delivery of production support and services. Currently the agency has earmarked 94 million pesos for 2011 cluster projects. The Department of Agrar-


ORDER Petitioner, through counsel, filed a Petition for the Correction of entry in his birth record from Female to Male. Finding said Petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. The petitioner is hereby directed to cause this Order to be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a duly accredited newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental, at Petitioner’s own expense. Let copies of this Order be posted in the Bulletin Board of the Municipal Hall of Balingasag, and the Bulletin Board of this court. This case is set for hearing on September 20, 2011 at 8:30 a.m, at the Session Hall of this court. The Civil Registrar and any person having or claiming any inerest under the entries whose cancellation or correction are being sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition, or from the date of publication of such notice, file his/ her opposition thereto. Let copy of this Order be furnished the Office of the solicitor General, of the Local civil Registrar of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, the Petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. Given this 18th day of july 2011 at Cagayan de Oro city, Philippines. (SGD.) MARITESFILOMENA RAMA-BERNALES Presiding Judge bwm aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2011

ian Reform ( DAR) represented by Undersecretary Jerry E. Pacturan also conveyed their agency’s commitment through their ARISPIII or Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III initially at Balingoan and the construction of two bridges in Gingoog City and the municipality of Salay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR) represented by Assistant Secretary Michelle Angelica Go conveyed their commitment worth 5.1 million pesos for their 2011 projects and 25 million pesos for the next 5 years allocated for reforestation, watershed rehabilitation, agroforestry development and mangrove rehabilitation. The agency also intends to embark the biggest reforestation initiative in history by planting 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of land nationwide in the next six years the biggest so far in the past 50 years of the agency’s reforestation program. A Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU) then was signed by the National Officials who were equally represented by their Undersecretaries for DA and DAR and Assistant Secretary for DENR while in the Regional Level , a Memorandum of Agreement ( MOA) was signed by Governor Oscar S. Moreno of Misamis Oriental, Regional Executive Director Lealyn A. Ramos of DA RFU 10, Regional Director Felix B. Aguhob of DAR-10 and OICRegional Executive Director Corazon B. Galinato of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Turnover of various projects also took place in the same event with the respective Departments. The De-

L-R (Upper Photos): DA-DAR-DENR National Representatives: Usec Joel S. Rudinas of DA, Usec. Jerry E. Pacturan of DAR and Asec Michelle Angelica Go of DENR as they speak of their commitments for the Mis Or’s Convergence Initiative. L-R (Lower Photos): Mis. Or Governor Oscar S. Moreno, PADCC President Mr. Marriz B. Agbon and Mis. Or Vice-Governor Norris C. Babiera as they gave their piece on how this initiative will become the stepping stone to sustainable development in Misamis Oriental.

partment of Environment and Natural Resources has awarded 35 free patents to Barangay 18 of Gingoog City and has turned over a cheque worth P334,000 to People’s Landowner’s Organization Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Kibanban Balingasag Misamis Oriental. The Department of Agrarian Reform gave a letter of commitment to the LGU of Balingoan on its ARISP III Project and for the Tulay ng Pangulo para sa Kaunlarang Pang-agraryo Program- this is for the construction of 30 linear meter Kamanikan Bridge at Brgy. Kamanikan Gingoog City worth 45 million pesos and the 40 linear meter Casulog Bridge in Brgy. Casulog in the municipality of Salay worth 60 million pesos. Department of Agrarian Reform has 135.6 million commitments on top of the 16 million commitment in the 2011 cluster plan. The Department of Agriculture on the other hand, has turned-over a cheque worth 3.5 million for Farm Equip-



The instant petition , filed under rule 108 of the rules of court by petitioner, Marjerie Cabusor go ( hereafter Petitioner), seeks the correction of the entries in the certificate of Live Birth of Petitioner’s gender from ‘MALE’ TO ‘FEMALE’. PETITIONER averred that she was born on November 12, 1991 at Poblacion, Initao, Misamis Oriental to parents Jed L. Go and Marites Cabusor. The fact of her birth was recorded in the Office of the Local civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro city per certificate of Live birth (Annex ‘A’) attached to the petition. The entries, however, in the said Certificate of Live Birth would show that petitioner’s designated gender is ‘MALE’ instead of ‘FEMALE’ In support of her petition, petitioner submitted her Birth Certificate (Annex ‘A’) and Medical Certificate (Annex ‘B’). Petitioner averred that the instant petition is not intended to avoid any criminal, civil or financial liability. Neither will the same affect her civil status or citizenship. Finding the instant Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing of this case be set on October 5, 2011 at 8;30 in the morning before this Court. Let copy of this Order be published, at the expense of petitioner, once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Cagayan de Oro city. Respondent Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City and any person having or claiming any interest on the entries whose corrections are sought, may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this Order or from the last date of publication thereof, file their opposition/comment thereto and appear at the scheduled hearing. Furnish copies of this Order, together with the Petition and its annexes, to the Office of the civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, the Office of the solicitor General and the National Statistic Office, Manila. SO ORDERED. June 29, 2011, Cagayan de Oro City. bwm aug. 8, 15 & 22, 2011

(SGD.) DENNIS Z. ALCANTARA Presiding Judge

ment to the municipality of Medina; Awarded 412 bags of OPV White Corn Seeds worth P267,800; Awarded Certificate for the Mindanao Rural Development ProjectAdaptable Project Loan2covering rural infrastructure and community fund for agricultural development and natural resource management with a total of 47.4 million pesos. These all were received by Governor Oscar S. Moreno in behalf of the mayors of the convergence area. Additionally, turnover of Mindanao North Coast Integrated Area Development Projects (MNCIADP) worth P7.09 million for the Concreting of Farm to Market Roads of Brgy. Macopa, Talisayan, Brgy Manaol, Portulin-Gasa, Medina and the construction of Solar Dryers of Brgys Sidlakan, San Vicente,Dig-Aguyan,Gasa, San Roque also in Medina. Turn-over of cheque for the establishment of 120 sq. meter Auction/Landing Center project worth P1.5 million for Balingasag Mariculture Park

by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources located in Waterfall Balingasag Misamis Oriental.Turn-over of Insurance Coverage by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation worth 1.5 million for the insurance coverage of 100 farmers in the convergence areas. Agri-Finance Program by the Agricultural Credit Policy Council covering 314 farmer beneficiaries with Cooperative Bank of Misamis Oriental as conduit from Gingoog City and Balingasag. And the provision of Farm Mechanization Facilities and Equipment to Farmer Associations and Appropriate Drying Facilities. The department has 156.7 million commitments on top of the 93.8 million commitments in the 2011 cluster plan. With the collaborative efforts of the three agencies the municipal mayors of the Convergence area expressed their overwhelming gratitude and delight as their municipalities will have a taste of sustainable rural development. (suzy may roa-fabular da-10)



AFFIDAVIT OF DEVELOPER I, Mr. Noel A. Tan, of legal age, Filipino, resident of _____________with office address located at 224 J. Pcana St., Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn in accordance with the law, do hereby depose declare that: I am the Vice President for Operation and the authorized representative of the Liberty Land Corporation, a domestic corporation with SEC Certificate of Registration No. A-S092-3093, ( hereto attached as Annex “AA”), issued on May 08,1992, and with principal office address at 224 J. Pacana St., Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City; This company is the developer of BLOOMINGDALE SUBDIVISION( Phase 3A-Block 57 and Phase 3B-Block 28)- located at Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, and as part of the development, a contract for line extension was entered into with CEPALCO for the latter to extend its lines and facilities to the said subdivision; The total cost of the electrical line facilities for this project advanced by the company is: THREE HUNDRED THIRTY NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN PESOS AND 00/100 ( PhP 339,797.00) Philippine Currency, and I hereby attest that this cost is NOT incorporated in the purchase price of each residential lot/unit that will be paid by subdivision lot/unit buyers; I and the company have caused the publication of an announcement informing the public that the above total cost of the electrical line facilities funded by the company is not incorporated in the purchase price of the sold properties as evidenced by the Affidavit of Publication submitted to CEPALCO; I hereby attest that the company owns the money that was advanced to CEPALCO; This Affidavit is not intended to evade the provisions of the ERC’s Amended Distribution and Open Access Rules regarding the payment to subdivision lot/unit buyers of the refunds from electrical line extensions advanced by the developer, but is made truthfully and I am fully aware that I could be liable for perjury for any untruthful statements in this Affidavit. I am authorized to represent the company executing this affidavit as per Certification of Board Resolution dated July 12, 2011, executed before Notary Public Rodolfo D. Uy, denominated as Doc. No. 136; Page No. 28; Book No. 28; Series of 2001, in Cagayan de Oro City; In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature this July day of 06 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City. MR. NOEL A. TAN Company ID. No. 2005-001 Signed in the presence of: __________________ and ___________________ SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this July day 06 2011, in Cagayan de Oro City, affiant exhibiting to me his Community Tax Certificate No. 11116152 issued on 1-12-11 at ______ Doc. No. 340; Page No.68; Book No. 165; Series of 2011. bwm aug. 15 , 2011

(SGD) RODOLFO D. UY Notary Public

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Cong Rufus Rodriguez tops in most number of Bills filed

Data coming from the Bills and Index service bared that Congressman Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan de Oro City, has the highest number of bills filed during the 1st Regular Session of the 15th Congress. “Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has shown his dedication and passion in his being a Member of the House of Representatives by filing the most number of House Bill and House Resolutions among 283 congressmen,” the report stated, adding that Rufus has filed a total of 809 House Bills and House Resolutions including those which he has coauthored. “Aside from this, Representative Rodriguez has also posted perfect attendance, attending all 73 session days without being late. This shows Representative Rodriguez’ dedication not only to his duties but also to his constituents who expect nothing less,”the report added. It was learned too that the first six measures enacted into law, three laws (RA 10149: The GOCC Governance Act, RA 10150: An Act extending the Implementation of the Lifeline Rate and RA 10151: An Act allowing Employment of Night Workers) originated from House Bills which Rep Rodriguez was author and co-author. Twenty-five (25) National House Bills and 1 Local House Bill filed by Rep. Rodriguez were

already approved on 3rd Reading while 3 National House Bills (HB 4801, prescribing measures against undue price increases during emergency situations, HB 4807, prohibiting racial, ethnic and religious discrimination, HB 4840, regulating the use, production, etc of plastic bags) and 2 Local House Bills (HB 1398, calling for the reforestation of 3000 hectares of public land in CDO and HB 253, upgrading J.R. Borja City Memorial Hospital as an extension hospital of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in CDO) were already approved on 2nd Reading. Among the House Bills of Rep Rodriguez approved on 3rd Reading are the Intellectual Property Code

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Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 418, with respect to real estate mortgage and Act 1508 with respect to chattel mortgage filed by Pag-ibig Fund a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Philippines with principal place of business at Pag-ibig Fund Bldg. J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City against FELICANO IMBOC DE ROSAS, widower of legal age and with postal address at Blk. 4, Lot 4, Virginia Village, Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as the MORTGAGOR, to satisfy the mortgaged indebtedness which as of March 11, 2011, amounts to ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FOUR THOUSAND SEVENTEEN PESOS & 63/100 (Php 154,017.63), Philippine Currency, plus stipulated interest, penalty charges, attorneys fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duty authorized deputy will sell at public auction on AUGUST 22, 2011, at 1:30 o’clock P.M. or soon thereafter at the lobby of the Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for CASH or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the herein described property/ies. TCT NO. T-72470, A PARCEL OF LAND. (Lot 4, Blk. 4, being a portion of Lot 4178-A, Psd-10-009159, situated in the barrio of Iponan, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN (114) sq.m. more or less, including all improvements thereof. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date due to holidays, it shall be held on the next working day without further notice. Cagayan de Oro City, July 5, 2011-07-30

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National Wealth. Also, another 25 House Bills filed by Rep. Rodriguez are included in the list of priority legislative measures laid down by the President. This includes, among others, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2011, National Health Insurance Act of 2011, Anti-Trust Law, the AFP Modernization Program, the Witness Protection and Whistleblowers Acts. “This only shows that the bills filed by Rep. Rodriguez are very worthwhile and relevant in the President’s vision for our country and that Rep. Rodriguez will work together with the President for the good of our Nation,” the report finally stated.

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region BRANCH 07 Tubod, Lanao del Norte IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION Spl. Proc No. 245-07-2011 of entry in the Records of Civil Registry regarding the gender of LYNET JHUL TINGSON GALLAWAN from MALE to FEMALE. LYNET JHUL TINGSON GALLAWAN Petitioner: -versus THE LOCAL REGISTRAR OF KOLAMBUGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE, and all other person affected by this petition. Respondent. X-------------------------------------------------------------/

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 19 Cagayan de Oro City

Amendments (HB 3841); bills benefiting our veterans and soldiers by improving their benefits (HB 3697), mandating payments of total administrative disability pensions (HB 4359), establishing an Office of Veterans Affairs in the Philippine Embassy in the USA (HB 724); bill establishing the Philippine High School for Sports; bills benefiting our women by declaring a National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (HB 4434) and expanding the prohibited acts of discrimination against women (HB 4643); and a bill providing for the direct remmitance to the host LGU of its 40% share of the proceeds derived from the utilization and development of the



ORDER A verified petition for correction of entry in the Certificate of Live of Birth of LYNET JHUL TINGSON GALLAWAN was filed before this court on June 21, 2011, by the herein petitioner praying among others that after due notice and hearing, an Order be used directing the Respondent to effect the correction sought for. Petitioner alleges that she is of the legal age, single and permanently residing at Celdran Village, Iligan City, Respondent is sued in her official capacity such as, She was born on July 16, 1991 at Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte. Her facts of birth was duly registered at the Respondent’s Office, however under the entry of her gender/sex, it was erroneously entered as M, meaning MALE. Despite recorded as MALE in her Certificate of Birth, in her school records and in all her dealings with the public in general, she uses FEMALE as her true and correct gender/sex, thereby, making as handicap her records of birth. The discrepancy on her gender created grave confusion difficulties and crisis on petitioner’s identity, adversely affected her and family. A medical examination shows that the petitioner is biological a female person and in all respect possesses a physical features of a woman. Petitioner is a bonafide student of University of Cebu-Banilad, Cebu City, taking up Bachelor of Nursing. She prays for the correction of entry of her gender/sex, as found in her birth record to conform to her true and correct gender. Set the initial hearing of this case to August 16, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning before the sala of this Court. Any person/s interested to petitioner may come to Court on said date and time to show cause why said petition should not be granted. Furnished copy of this Order of the Solicitor General at Makati City, Office of the Public Prosecutor in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Atty. Muamar Guyo, counsel for the petitioner and to the petitioner, LYNET JHUL T. GALLAWAN whose address in the Celdran Village, Tubod, Iligan City. Petitioner is hereby directed to publish copy of the Order at BUSINESS WEEK, a newspaper of general circulation for three (3) consecutive weeks, at her expense. So Ordered. Tubod, Lanao del Norte. June 27,2011 (SGD.) ALAN L. FLORES Presiding Judge

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN In the Matter of the Petition for Issuance Of Owner’s Duplicate Copy of OCT No. P-6545 of the office of the Registry of Deeds of Camiguin,


ROGELIO A. GALLARDO, Petitioner, -versus-


ALMA CONCEPCION M. PARRENO, in her Capacity as Ex- Official, Register of Deeds Of Camiguin. Respondent. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/


Order Petitioner, Rogelio A. Gallardo, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin, thru counsel, states that he is the Attorney-In-Fact of Josefa R. Casimiro, the registered owner of a parcel of land located in Kuguita, Mambajao, Camiguin containing an area of 10,417 square meters covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-6545 duly registered in the office of the Register of Deeds of Camiguin. That the owner‘s duplicate copy of the OCT of the aforesaid parcel of land was lost and despite earnest effort to locate it, the same was of no avail. The fact of such loss was duly registered in the office of the Registry of Deeds of Camiguin. That said title was not delivered to any person or entity to secure payment or performance of any obligation whatsoever. That there exist no deed or instrument affecting the said land have been presented for or pending registration in the Register of Deeds. The Original Certificate of Title of the above- mention parcel of land is intact in the Office of the Register of Deeds in the Province of Camiguin. It is the main thrust of the petition that after hearing new Owner’s Duplicate of Original Certificate of Title be issued under the same terms and conditions as contained in the original on file. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing on October 4, 2011 in this court’s Session Hall, to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of the petition together with all its annexes and of this Order be furnished The Register of Deeds at Mambajao, Camiguin; The Administrator, Land Registration Authority at Quezon City; and Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. The Process Server of this Court is directed to post copies of this Order in the 1.) Bulletin Board – Public Market, Mambajao, Camiguin; 2.) Bulletin Board – Municipal Hall, Mambajao, Camiguin; 3.) Bulletin Board – Provincial Capitol, Mambajao, Camiguin; and 4.) Bulletin Board – this Court. Let copy of this Order be published at petitioner’s expense once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin. Any person or entity whose interests might be adversely affected by this proceeding may file written opposition within a reasonable time prior to the date of hearing and appear personally during the hearing to substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. DONE at Mambajao, Camiguin, this 15th day of July 2011. (SGD.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA Judge BWM Aug. 8 , 15, 22, 2011


THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF SAGAY, PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN, Respondent. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/

Petitioner, Marion S. Gabutan of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin, through the Public Attorney’s Office, avers that she was born on January 1, 1978 at Sagay, Camiguin to Spouses Antonio Gabutan and Isacia S. Gabutan. Her birth was duly registered with the office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sagay, Camiguin. However her Certificate of Live Birth erroneously recorded her father’s name as Anthonio S. Gabutan when it should be Marion S. Gabutan and her sex as Male when it should be Female. Petitioner is therefore seeking correction of such erroneous entries; hence, this petition is filed. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on October 5, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following:

1. Office of the Solicitor General; 2. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sagay, Camiguin; 3. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin; and 4. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Mambajao, Camiguin.

A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the proceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 25th day of July 2011.

(SGD.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA JUDGE BWM August 1, 8 & 15, 2011


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Investiture today for XU’s 10th president CAGAYAN de Oro City Rev Fr Roberto C Yap SJ will have his investiture as 10th President of Xavier University today, 3 pm at the Immaculate Conception Chapel of Xavier University. The ceremonies will commence with a Eucharistic Celebration to be presided by Most Rev Antonio J Ledesma SJ DD, Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. An Academic Convocation will follow right after. Provincial Superior of the Jesuit Philippine Province, Rev Fr Jose CJ Magadia SJ will comission Fr Yap to his new ministry and will confer on him the

Presidential Medallion. The University Charter and the University Mace will be handed over to the President by Dr Patricia Licuanan, Chair of the Commission on Higher Education, and Mr Elpidio Paras, Chair of the Xavier University Board of Trustees. Dr Licuanan, Atty Casimiro Juarez, Jr, President of Capitol University, and Rev Fr Antonio Moreno SJ, Chair of the Jesuit Higher Education Commission, are expected to give salutations to Fr Yap. Rev Fr Daniel PL Huang SJ, General Counselor of the Society of Jesus and Regional

Assistant for Jesuits in AsiaPacific Region, will give the closing remarks. A dinner reception will follow at the Covered Courts. The investiture ceremonies will be attended by the entire Xavier University community, presidents and faculty from other Ateneo schools, benefactors and friends of Ateneo de Cagayan. Fr. Yap hails from Cebu City. He entered the Society of Jesus on May 30, 1982 and was ordained a Catholic Priest on March 14, 1992. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated Cum

Laude; his Master of Arts in Economics from the New School for Social Research, New York; his Bachelor in Sacred Theology from Loyola School of Theology where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and his Master of Arts in Theology from the Ateneo de Manila University; his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University; and his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University College London. Besides serving as Xavier University president, Fr Yap is concurrently the Province Treasurer of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus.

observing the safety measures to avoid the impact of disaster, orient the community and school on what to do when disaster occur––and provide rescue, relief, rehabilitation, and other services in the aftermath of the disaster. Officials from the different government agencies were invited to speak on their respective topics with regard to disaster management. Deputy Fire Marshall

Richard G. Baang and FO2 July Moralde from the Bureau of Fire Protection talked on topics and tips on how to prevent fire from spreading and different techniques and methods to save one’s home from the destruction of fire. Mr. Mantuhac, on the one hand, talked and demonstrated on emergency transfer. Several ways in transferring the victims were also shown. Fire drill followed after the

lecture. Mr. Mario C. Guya, from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), discussed on how typhoons are formed. Mr. Guya also explained the different kinds of weather disturbances, the do’s and dont’s during typhoon, and different typhoon preparedness. Mr. Marcial P. Labininay,

Pupils, teachers, barangay officials attend one-day seminar on disaster management By Leah O. Lorejo Teacher, CES

PUPILS and teachers of Cugman Elementary School headed by Dr. Arlan Paul R. Reyes, the school principal, and the barangay council of Cugman under Punong Barangay Ricardo L. Pacheco attended the one-day seminar on disaster management held at the school’s covered court recently. The seminar was aimed at

officer in-charge of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), talked about the catastrophe brought about by earthquakes. Mr. Labininay also discussed on how the tsunami is formed. He also identified the active volcanoes in the Philippines and the different damages they made. He gave emphasis on getting ready whenever disaster

comes in our lives like earthquake. A drill followed after the discussion. “The seminar is very educational and life-saving since it is the first time that a seminar like this is done in our school,” said Carmela Nina Borres, a grade V pupil. “A seminar like this can help us in so many ways to save our lives and belongings when disaster attacks,” added Kag. Edgardo Naguio.

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City) :Mr.Cesar M. Tan Jr., Mr. Loreto G. Chiu and Mr. Samuel G. Afdal, all of Bayugan City. RDO No. 105 (Surigao City) : Pacific Cement Co., Inc., Golden Lion Food Corporation and Surigao del Norte Electric Coop. Inc., all of Surigao City. RDO No. 106 (Tandag City) : Gov. Pimentel, Spouses Romeo and Eleanor Momo of Telaje, Surigao del Sur and Enterprise Bank, Inc. of Lianga town. In his anniversary message, Director Vitug called on the public to pay the right taxes even as he stressed that paying the right taxes is a sign of belongingness to a country and an indirect help to others, through various

government programs. He also emphasized that the BIR is continuously campaigning for the public to pay the right taxes and encouraged them to always ask for receipts when purchasing products or services. It w a s l e a r n e d t h at through the Run After Tax Evaders Program, the BIR has already filed 59 cases, as of August 4 this year, nationwide. Of these cases, three are now with the Court of Tax Appeals and 27 cases are awaiting resolution from the Department of Justice (DOJ). According to BIR Deputy Commissioner Celia King, four other cases are now ready for filing. She did not, however, divulge the names of the accused. (with reports from pia-13)

Butuan eyes organic farming By Arjay S. Felicilda Caraga Bureau Chief

BUTUAN City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. is confident that the city will soon become the organic farming center in Mindanao. This, after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-13), headed by Director Faisar Mambuay, distributed 628 hectares of land to 329 new agrarian reform beneficiaries in barangay Bugsukan, Friday. A vast agricultural area, Bugsukan has long been considered by the city government for organic farming purposes. Amante, together with Director Faisar and DAR Agusan del Norte Director

Andre Atega, led the distribution ceremonies witnessed by Mr. Danilo Sabijon of the office of Agusan del Norte and Butuan City Rep. Jose Aquino II. Meanwhile, Amante during his State-of-the-Province Address (SOCA) Monday, said that the city’s collection in permits and licensing fees has increased by 83%. The real property tax also increased by 61%, while the business tax is up by 60%. Basing on the reported figures, collections drastically increased by more than 50%. “This only shows the trust and confidence given by the Butuanons to this administration,” the chief executive said.

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THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ALUBIJID, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Respondent. X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ ORDER Petitioner ALMALO ABRIOL RAMOS filed this petition to correct the gender in her Certificate of Live Birth Local Civil Registry No. 93-541 of the Alubijid Registry from MALE TO FEMALE. Finding the petition in order let the Initial Hearing before this Court be set on November 3, 2011 at 8:30 o’ clock in the morning. t is hereby noted that the petitioner had furnished a copy of the petition and its annexes to the Office of the Solicitor General (RR # 0239 dated 06/30/11), Municipal Civil Registrar of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental (RR # 0238 dated 06/30/11), and Prosecutor Ian Parrado of the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor – Province of Misamis Oriental (RR # 0237 dated 06/30/11). Let a copy of this Order be posted on the (1) Bulletin Board of the Local civil Registry Office of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, (2) Bulletin Board of the Municipal Hall of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental (3) Bulletin Board of the Court situated at Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, and (4) Bulletin Board of this Court. The petitioner is ordered to cause a publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental atleast once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Lastly, since the motion of the petitioner, a client of the Public Atty’s Office, that she be exempted from payment of court fees is meritorious, the same is granted. SO ORDERED. Done in chambers on July 29, 2011, Initao, Misamis Oriental. BWM Aug. 15, 22 & 29

(Sgd.) JUDY A. SIA-GALVEZ Acting Presiding Judge

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By appointment only Tel. #: (088) 855 3898 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Branch 19 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA- JUDICIAL SALE FILE NO. 2010-333 Upon extra- judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 , as amended by Act. No. 4118, filed by BALIKATAN HOUSING FINANCE, INC. mortgagee/ assigne, with business address located at 24th florr, BPI Buendia Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, against SPS. HENRY C. ENERIO AND EMELITA, with proposal address at Lot 4, Blk. 7, GOLD CITY VILAAGE BRGY. BALULANG CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY MISAMIS ORIENTAL, the mortgagor/s, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 30, 2010, amounts to PESOS: Two Hundred Eighty Four Thousand Five Hundred Pesos ( Php 284,500.00 ) including interest, penalties and charges, court fees, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned will sell at public auction on SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m or soon thereafter at __________, Regional Trial Court, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies with all the improvements thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T- 56718 A parcel of land (Lot 4, Block 7, Pes-10-000-664 being a portion of Lot 3046-B-1-A-1B-1-A-2, 3046-B-1-A-3, 3046-B-1-A-4, 3046-B-1-A-5, Psd-10-004213 ) situated in the Barrio of Balulang , City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NW., along line 3-4 by Road Lot 4; on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 66 on the W., along line 1-2 by Lot 5, on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 2, all of Block 7, of the consolidation subdivision plan Pcs-10-000664. Xxx containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN (167) SQUARE METERS, more or less. xxx’ All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time, and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title hereinabove described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, August 01, 2011. BWM Aug. 15, 22 & 29

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MS. KAGAY-AN 2011 bets vie for ‘Best in Swim Wear’ By Joe Palabao

Twelve lovely candidates vying for MS KAGAY-AN 2011 showed their curves while donning swim wear at the stateof-the-art swimming pool of the NS Hotel along Kauswagan Hi-way Road, Cagayan de Oro City, last week. The event was the ‘’Best in Swim Wear’competition. It was one of the most fabulous and fantastic swim wear competition as the candidates paraded around the pool wearing their Coco Cabana swim wear and GIBI Shoes. The “hot” competition had judges sweating it out in choosing who among them donned the swim wear with poise and appropriate body language. The winners will however wait to be named until Pageant Night on August 24, at the Artium, Limketkai Center. Guests, sponsors, parents, friends, relatives and supporters of each candidate had a grand time watching the competition, while organizers of the Pageant were so pleased of the outcome of the show. After the Swim Wear contest, the candidates will undergo three more competitions before the Pageant Night. The beauties will romp again at the Catwalk of the Tourism Hall o on August 13, 7pm, wearing ORORAMA Casual Wear Collections. This is to showcase who among them is Best in Casual Wear. On August 14, at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the

Best in Talent competition will be held at SM City. Here, the candidates individual talents will be tested. The beauty tilt’s last event is the Fashion Show: “MAGS on the Catwalk 2011” on August 21 at the Atrium in Limketkai Center. Here, they will showcase Mags Collections, Designs and Creations as they sashay along the Catwalk to vie for Ms. MAGS title. MAGS endorsers - Kapamilya Stars and crowd drawers - Derek Ramsey and Christine Reyes will grace the occasion.

(Photo) – The twelve (12) young and lovely MS. KAGAY-AN beauties in the Swim Wear: Candidate No. 1- Joanna Grace C. Daaca; No. 2- Kathleen D. Eduave; No. 3- Shiela Mae B. Relevo; No. 4- Elaine Roselle C. Aquino; No. 5-Sonia Vanessa G. Bacasmot; No. 6- Angel G. Carvajal; No. 7- America M. Atega; No. 8-Jamie Joy A. Bantigue; No. 9-April Darlin Jane B. Hernandez; No. 10- Ma. Pamela M. Gayramara; No. 11- Hanna Melissa A. Cagas; and No. 12 – Christel T. Valdehueza. photo by rolando sudaria

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Natl Palm Oil confab Kagay-anons all set for ‘Tapok 2011’ in California slated in Kidapawan By Joe Palabao

By Joe Palabao

OP Pest, Diseases & Other Concerns PCA’s Role in the Palm Oil Industry Development; Oil Palm Nutrition & Fertilizer Management; Sustainable Organic Farming; Creating Wealth by Proper OP Waste Management; Increasing Yield thru Slow Release Fertilizer, will be also undertaken. The participants and delegates will be treated to a Fellowship Dinner (Mayor’s Night) and on the second day (August 26). The Congress will discuss more on Oil Palm Financing and the initiatives of local government units on Oil Palm Programs for Region 10, the provinces of Maguindanao, and North Cotabato, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Mindanao Development Authority, and Land Bank of the Philippines. During the Closing Session, the delegates will present the Congress’ resolution for the continuing progress and growth of the industry. (For more information or reservation, please contact the Secretariat Office: PHILIPPINE PALMOIL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC., (PPDCI) 2ND Flr. Quality Appliance Bldg., Tacurong City c/o DTI-Sultan Kudarat Provincial Office-Telefax No. (064) 200-6542; email: ppdci@yahoo,

The Oil Palm Industry of the Philippines has announced early this week, the holding of the 7th National Palm Oil Congress is slated this coming August 25-26, 2011 at the JC Complex, National Highway, Purok 4 Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. One of the organizers of the event, the Philippine Palmoil Development Council, Inc., (PPDCI), has already sent invitations to all key players, such as palm oil growers and outgrowers, financing institutions, and palm oil companies of Mindanao, to join the congress. It reiterated that the activity, which is held annually, is aimed to sustain the continuous growth of the industry. This year’s theme of the confab is “Go Green: Promote Economic Prosperity & Overcome Poverty thru Oil Palm Farming.” The organizers pointed out that some important parts of the event will include sessions where the participants will have a glimpse of the Oil Palm Industry Updates & Programs; updates and current programs of the Philippine Palmoil Development Council, Inc (PPDCI); and status of the RP OP Industry. Another feature presentation is the development of Palm Oil & Lauric Oil in the domestic market; and discussions on the palm oil updates in the Global Market (Asia- from page 2 Pacific). and offshore works. There will be sessions too “Contrary to what the DOTC on Development Initiatives, wants to show, their eyes were Trends and Prospects; Min- wide open when they signed this Da’s Development Initiatives contract,” added Pimentel. Pimentel cited a contract proin Relation to Oil Palm; Comparative Advantage of Oil vision that says the supplier is in Palm Farming Over Other fact prohibited from taking part in Vegetable Oil & High Value the site selection process. “The Crops; Sustainable Peace & structures supplied are based on Economic Stability with Oil the locations provided in due time by the purchaser. The supplier has Palms. no responsibility in the selection Scheduled sessions on: of port sites where the Unibridge



More than three hundred (300) Kagay-anons from all over the world and forty (40) participants from Cagayan de Oro City, which will include the CDO Singing Priests, are all set for the big event - TAPOK 2011. This was bared during the TAPOK 2011 coordination meeting held August 5, at the VIP Hotel under the auspices of the Dept. of Tourism 10. Ms. Ma. Elena O. Manalo, tourism OIC, who supervised the meeting, said the event which has become a yearly gathering, will be held this time at Anaheim Marriott in California, USA, on August 22-28, 2011. Ms Manalo, whos is also Trustee of the department has confirmed the venue to the local participants in attendance. The Tapok 2011 is also coordinated by Roy Gaane, a Kagay-anon now residing in Southern California, and who has been doing something worthwhile for Kagay-anons all over the world. Meanwhile, the Cagayan de Oro TAPOK 2011 coordinating body has prepared its Promotions Agenda which will be presented during the event. As agreed during the coordination meeting, the Department of Tourism Region 10 will present North Mindanao Tourism Development and Investments opportunities through Ms. Manalo. Ms. Rhia Rita Y. Aba-

Modular Roro Port will be installed,” he emphasized. “A simple review of the contract will already expose the DOTC report as erroneous,” said Pimentel. “It is sheer folly to base decisions on such disinformation,” he said, “especially since the proposed demand for 72 ports also came from the Philippine Government, based on ADB and JICA studies that stated we need as many as 234.” Pimentel said the RoRo ports play a vital role in providing “broad and decentralized” socio-economic reform to islands that needed it most and that having more ports

(L-R-) Attending the TAPOK 2011 Coordination Meeting at VIP Hotel are JJ Ramnani-Business Development Officer/Sameah Travel and Tours; A Representative of Ms. Belen Daba; Ms. Efleda Espiritu-Participant; Alona Emano-Participant; Ms. Olivia Quijano-Participant; Ms. Rhia Rita Abalos-Participant/Chairperson-Cagayan de Oro Tourism Board; Ms. Angeline SambaanDOT 10 Staff; Ms. Maria Elena O. Manalo-DOT 10 OIC/Supervising Trustee and Ms. Liza Y. Licudine-Managing Director Sumbee Tours and Travel.)

los, the concurrent chair of Cagayan de Oro Tourism Board will present updates on Cagayan de Oro Tourism and the city’s development and opportunities for investments. Between August 22 to 28, 2011, various tour activities are set for the delegates in Anaheim, California. Such activities would include shopping at the Fashion & Garment District in downtown Los Angeles; and visit to Disneyland Twilight. A golf tournament is also slated for the international and local participants. Also to take place is the first concert by the Singing Filipino Priests from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro City, dubbed “Only in God.” Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., will also be throughout the archipelago would reduce the current monopolistic chokehold that the current ports strategy encourages Pimentel said more RoRo ports would help deliver social reform and development of remote islands, citing that two programs already in place by two previous administrations had spurred socioeconomic development throughout the archipelago: Expansion and modernization of present RoRo ports in Cagayan de Oro, Tacloban, and San Jose in Mindoro provided the sea travelling public with ease and comfort.)

attending the event and will officiate in a Concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass along with the Singing Priests on August 28, 2011 at Anaheim, California. TAPOK 2011 delegates from Cagayan de Oro will also have a special performance during the event. Meanwhile, local organizers said the event will not only feature social activities but will also be a venue for business meetings, and bidding for those who would like to host the next TAPOK. There will be raffles to encourage more Balikbayans, with prizes like free hotel accommodation while they are here in Cagayan de Oro City plus other perks

CAGAYAN DE ORO Main Branch P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers – Kalambagohan Sts., Tel. # (08822) 727-829 * Telefax # (088) 856-1947 CAMIGUIN Branch B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 CORRALES Branch Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City DIVISORIA Branch Atty. Erasmo B. Damasing Bldg., #61 Don A. Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 857-3631 LAPASAN Branch Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 231-6739a

Our Ham Products The famous SLERS Jamon de Cagayan also known as Legham is prepared the old- fashioned way: a long process of salt curing and natural smoking. This ham is fully cooked packed in a “katcha” cotton bag ready as a giveaway present or to eat. Country Style Ham, the flagship product of SLERS, is prepared naturally and dry-cured in salt, smoked over fragrant hardwoods, and is aged at least six months. A perfect addition to your dining table during special occasions, festivities, and Christmas Holidays. Picnic Ham, also known as pork shoulder, undergoes the same smoking process that gives it that distinct taste inherent in ham but is served with the skin on providing it with a unique texture. The SLERS Pearshaped Ham, visibly unique, is distinctively cured to bring out a special type of sweetness, with just the right amount of salt to give this tender meat its unmistakable great taste. Sweet ham, as the name suggests, is thinly sliced ham that will delight the entire family with its lovely texture and sweet flavor.

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they will get in coming home, like free resto meals, beauty salon services, spa and massage services, and free entrance to Adventure Parks of the Region. These Balikbayans Raffle Draw Perks are in preparation for the DUAW CAGAYAN implemented by the Department of Tourism 10 to encourage more Balikbayans to visit CDO. Tapok 2011’s last day, August 28, which is also the Fiesta celebration for St. Augustine here in Cagayan de Oro, will feature a “PISTA SA NAYON, BANGAW with an array of lechons courtesy from the various Kagay-anon groups”, and the singing priests “Only in God” çoncert.

Cagayan de Oro Velez Corner Del Pilar Streets Phone Numbers (088) 855 2426 and (0923) 4199865 Manila: SM City North Edsa, Skygarden Phone numbers (0922) 7179528

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MISSY BON BON: Best Breadshop and Gelato Ice Cream Haus in CDO Text by Joe Palabao | Photos by ROLANDO SUDARIA


he MISSY BON BON breadshop and ice cream haus exudes a hippy, cozy, ambiance that makes the consumer feel relaxed. It is a world class breadshop in Cagayan de Oro serving healthy, natural and freshlymade bread. Its products are a unique fusion of local bread, gourmet comfort food and freshly brewed coffee. MISSY BON BON, is also the Haus of Gelato Ice Cream. a customized gelato mix handcrafted and churned to perfection to attain the best, the creamiest tasting ice cream using only pure cow’s milk and fresh ingredients.

Since it opened two years ago, MISSY BON BON has been a place in town where one can start a g o o d day. The c o z y n o o k has become t he favorite refreshm e n t place of foreign and domestic tourists visiting CDO; couples, lovers, yuppies, and families bonding with each other. At MISSY BON BON, one is sure to experience a yummy journey across different bread selections, gelato mixes, sweet desserts and sumptuous meals. It is where you can find healthy, natural and fresh flavors of pastries and desserts. M I S SY B O N BON has an array of more than one hu nd re d e i g ht y (180) freshly baked bre a d pro du c t s with the yummiest taste that are irresistible and makes you come back for more. Some of its best-sellers flying off the shelves, are

the sweet potato bread, fish curry bun, blueberry cream cheese, and guava chiffon.

and super premium flavors such as Stracciatella, Hazelnut, Sans Rival, Strawberry, Italian Tiramisu, Ube, Fruit Salad, Pistachio, Caramel, Mango, Black Forest, Fior de Latte, Coffee Crunch, White Coffee, Blue Berry, Cheesecake, MinThe mouth-watering taste of their new products, such as the Golden Frank Bread, Salted Egg and Banana Latik, are simply irresistible. One cant also help not to taste the super soft and floppy Missy Bonbon

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satisfy your need for gourmet bread. The best and creamiest taste of Gelato Ice Cream is now being served at M I S S Y B O N BON. It has 18 flavors to choose from the classics: Double Chocolate, Cappuccino, Summer Melon, to more premium

tchoco chip and Mixed Berry Yugort. For special occasions like birthday parties and other important ones, MISSY BON BON accepts Gelato Catering with Seven (7) Flavors in the house and also, they accept orders for customized cakes to suit the discriminating taste of customers. For tourists and locales having yummy tours, MISSY BON BON is now a PASALUBONG Center and the best place for their freshly baked bread products needs and the Creamiest Gelato in town. MISSY BON BON also serves Breakfast, Lunch a n d Dinner. T he y ’ve got it c ov e re d . The breakfast menu includes gourmet omelettes to the downright delicious


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If you are not yet a member, avail the SM Advantage Card for only P125.00 for a limited time only from August 15-18. Simply fill up the application form available at the Customer Service Counter and all cash and Exciting Raffle Promo Three (3) units of Macbook Air with Globe charge counters. Tattoo MyFi and one month unlimited surfBDO 5% Rebate ing will be given away to the 3 lucky win- Avail 5% rebate for a minimum P5,000 purners. Simply present your P1,000 proof of chase using your BDO Credit Cards. purchase at the Redemption area located 0% Interest for 3 months installment at Lobby A. For a minimum P5,000 single receipt pur1st 2-Hour SMAC Special chase, avail 3 months installment for 0% Additional 10% discount will be given away interest using the participating bank/card for all SM Advantage, SM Prestige, and BDO companies: Allied Bank, BDO, BPI, Citibank, Rewards cardholders during the 2-Hour East West Bank, HSBC, Metrobank, RCBC Special on Friday August 19 from 10 am Bankard, Security Bank Cards, Standard -12 noon. Chartered Bank, and Union Bank

Hotel Koresco

Pueblo de Oro Golf Course,CDO, Tel. No. [088] 851-6094/ 859-2292 to 99,

Mallberry Suites

Limketkai Drive ,CDO, Tel. No. [088]854-3999 / 854-7999

Dynasty Court Hotel

Tiano-Hayes Sts. CDO, Tel. No. 726876 / 726962 / 857-5410

The Marigold Hotel Velez cor. Luna Sts, CDO Tel Nos. 856-4320, 726937

Marco Resort Tel. No. 732182 / 855-220

VIP Hotel

A.Velez St. CDO, Tel. No. 726080 / 726590 / 856-2505 E-mail:

Philtown Hotel

Makahambus-Velez St. CDO,Tel. No. 723089 / 856-1813

De Luxe Hotel

Capt. V. Roa St. CDO, Tel. No. 726527 /857-2144

Maxandrea Hotel

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J.R. Borja St. CDO, Tel. No. 729943/ 857-2244 / 857-4154

Grand City Hotel

A.Velez- Sts. CDO Tel. No. 723551 / 723658 / 857-1900

Kumbira Moments

Hotel Conchita

Yacapin Ext. CDO, Tel. No. 727356 / 856-3856

- A Food Event Photography Competition

Harbor Lights Hotel Gusa, CDO Tel. No. 724878 / 855-6060

15th KUMBIRA 2011 features the first photography competition during the 3-day event of Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao’s premiere culinary show and live competitions. Photo enthusiasts/contestants will be competing in two categories:  

Country Village Hotel

Carmen, Cag. de Oro Tel. No. 71-22-03, 71-22-01, 7122-05

Southwinds Hotel

Kumbira Food Photography (photo shots of food displays and entries) Kumbira Event Photography (shots of various activities of Kumbira event, live competitions, judging, etc.).

Capt. V. Roa Sts.CDO,Tel. No. 727623 / 724803 / 856-2036

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Awards: There will three (3) winners per category receiving the following distinctions: First Prize winner will receive P 3,000.00 cash, Second Prize – P 2,000.00, and Third Prize - P 1,000.00. Winners will also be awarded with trophies. Winning photos (with full credits to winners) will be submitted to partner media publications, food magazines, national and local dailies.

Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Tel. Nos. 754525/ 754263/ 3091986, Fax No. (8822) 754497

Discovery Hotel

Limketkai Drive, CDO tel. No. 72-78-14, 72-73-20

Pearlmont Inn

Contest Mechanics:

Limketkai,Drive,CDO Tel. No. 729111 / 856-2654 / 729455

1. Competition is open to all individuals. Contestants will register with KUMBIRA Secretariat by August 13, 2011 (Saturday) located at Room 19, Chali Beach Resort, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.

Red Palm Inn

EVChaves Building, Capistrano corner Cruz Taal Sts. Cagayan de Oro City Tel. No. 721197 and 8562671 Cell No. 0908-885-5643 Email:

No registration fee required. Participants will be provided with an official Participant’s ID that will give him complimentary admission for the 3-day event plus one (1) complimentary season pass for assistant (optional).

Cagayan Riverview Inn

Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen CDO, Tel. No. 729039/858-4247/ 858-4245,

On-site registration is required. For the 3-day event, participants must proceed to the Secretariat (located near the escalator of the Atrium) to register and present a valid ID. Assigned OIC (Officer-in-charge) or a marshal will accompany participants to the display area.

Chali Beach Resort

Cugman,CDO,Tel. No. 723929 / 855-2108

Nature Pensionne

Toribio Chavez Sts., CDO Tel. No. 723598 / 723718 / 857-2274

Participants may bring photo gadgets such as strobe/ flash, umbrellas and accessories that do not require electricity to produce the best results but must not overcrowd the display area especially during the judging or spend too long on one spot. This is to give chance to other photographers to shoot the same food or scene. Participants are given a maximum of 10 minutes (including equipment set-up) to take a shot per display.

NEW DAWN PENSIONNE Velez-Macahambus Sts, CDO Tel Nos. 8571776, 721776 email :

Middleton Apartelle Lirio St. Carmen, CDO Tel. No. 723665 / 723580 / 858-4839

2. A briefing of the contestants will be held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 5:00PM at Hotel Conchita. IDs, passes, and schedule of the 3-day event will be provided to all contestants during the briefing.

Sir George Pension House Pabayo-Gaerlan St. Cagayan de Oro City tel. No. 856-1990, 856-2004, 856-4447

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3. Contestants will be allowed to have their photo shoots during the first two (2) days of the event, August 17 and 18. Entries will be submitted and properly received by the Kumbira Secretariat at the Atrium, Limketkai. Deadline of submission of entries will be by 6:00 PM of Thursday, August 18, 2011 4. Photo contestants are not allowed to touch or alter position of food displays. 5. Judging will be on August 19, final time will be announced.

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Malasag Eco Tourism Villages Cugman, CDO Tel. No.855-6183 [088]309-3752

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