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New hotel

IF plans don’t miscarry, a new hotel will soon rise in Cagayan de Oro, announced Mayor Vicente Emano during his weekly radio program aired over Magnum Radio. Emano said the owner of Sogo Hotel is now looking for possible area where they can construct the 10-storey hotel. He said the owner had already inspected two possible sites but is still looking for better location.

DBP underfire

THE House of Representatives is planning to conduct an investigation in regard to the mandate of the Development Bank of the Philippines following reports that it has extended loans for large private corporations. The focal point of DBP’s development thrusts should be five priority areas: social services, environment, infrastructure and logistics, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and industrial lending. However, a solon said, the bank has apparently extended multi-billion loans to large private corporations to partly fund its capital expenditure programs for 2011 and 2012.

Amend Epira law

A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to grant rural electric cooperative associations the right of first refusal to purchase state-owned power generation plants. Rep. Salvador Cabaluna III said House Bill 5036 will equip rural electric cooperatives with the necessary power to operate generation plants. “By allowing them to run power generation plants, rural energy consumers are being empowered to control the price of electricity,” Cabaluna said.



OREAN shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries-Philippines (HHIP) has again put on the sideline its shelved $2-billion ship-building project in Misamis Oriental and instead embarks on a $1-billion expansion program for its Subic facility designed to accommodate new orders that it expects from the Malampaya exploration activities.

In a statement released Friday, the company said it had reserved an additional 150 hectares of land to expand its Subic shipyard facility as part of the expansion program. HHIP said under the expansion plan, 100 hectares, under the shipyard’s expansion Phase 1 and 2, will be dedicated for dry-dock six while the remaining 50 hectares will be for fabrication of

materials for the Malampaya platform. From now until 2015, HHIP has 31 new buildings for delivery. At the end of the month, it will deliver its 24th ship, bulk carrier MV Houheng II to Heugh Industries of Hong Kong. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority administrator Armand Arreza said HHIP’s shelves/PAGE 17

Ayala condo will be named Avida Centrio Antonino Aquino, Ayala Land Inc. president was quoted in an article that Centrio will be a regional shopping center that carries a host of mainstream and local brands and dining concepts, coupled with a boutique hotel and Avida Centrio, a self-contained residential community.

So the name for the condo development which will reportedly rise next year will be initially known as Avida Centrio. Ayala usually changes the official name of their project until the formal official launch. Centrio for example was initially named as Gemini.

Mayor Vicente Emano cuts the ribbon during the Sept. 1 launch of Primavera Residences model unit, office and showroom. Also in photo are (L-R) Architect Romolo Nati, president and CEO of Italpinas; Alfonso Tagliaferri, 1st Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy; Ms. Andi Ramos, VP-Operations of Italpinas; Mr. Jojo Leviste of Italpinas and Rudy Meñes, SVP and GM of Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation.

Primavera residences launches model unit By Mike Baños Correspondent

Potential buyers can now get a hands-on feel by getting up close and personal with a model unit of Northern Mindanao’s first ever eco-friendly condominium.

Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, Hon. Alfonso Tagliaferri, first secretary and deputy chief of mission of the Italian Embassy in the Philippines and Illac Angelo Diaz, chairman of MyShelter Foundation led the ribbon cutting and blessing

of the Primavera Residences showroom, model unit and showroom located just beside the 10-story condominium now under construction in Pueblo de Oro Business Park. “I am grateful to Italpinas primavera/PAGE 18

Coal plant can wait, says Duterte By Allan Mediante, Executive Editor

DAVAO City––More than half a million cubic meters of water is needed to cool down the generators of a coal-fired power plant, and thus this fact “cooled-down” the support of vice mayor Rodrigo Duterte to the proposed Coal Plant project in Toril. Duterte told media that he is now apprehensive that the coal

plant, once built in Toril’s Binugao District will compromise the fresh water supply for the next generation of Dabawenyos. Earlier supporting the project, Duterte is now making a turn-around. The reason he previously pledged support to the project was that he believed that it would help solve a coal plant/PAGE 17


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Northern Mindanao airports strained by growing traffic By Rene Michael Banos Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Increasing passenger and cargo traffic in Northern Mindanao is putting a strain on the region’s two trunk line airports, according to discussions in a recent Regional Development Forum facilitated by the National Economic and Development Authority’s office here. Modesto C. Babaylan, cochairman of the Regional Development Council’s (RDC)

Infrastructure Committee, reported in that forum that data gathered from Cagayan de Oro’s Lumbia Airport and Ozamiz City’s Labo Airport show incoming and outgoing passengers increased by 26% and 28%, respectively, in 2010 over the previous year. Cargoes going through the same airports grew by 23% and 47%, respectively, the same data showed, while flights increased by 21% and 18%, respectively. STICKING POINT

“Hence, there is really need to fast-track the completion of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP),” Mr. Babaylan said. “[The RDC] has already communicated with the Department of Transportation and Communications to hasten the implementation of the air navigational aid system and support facilities component of the LADP, which is a basic requirement to the operation of the airport.” In its latest progress re-

port, the Special Committee on the LADP urged the Transportation and Communications department to expedite the bidding for the air navigational aid facilities, which could otherwise delay the opening of the airport by as much as a year to October 2012. Such facilities include the airport’s air traffic control communication system, automated weather station, instrument landing system, Doppler VHF omni-direc-

tional radio system and airfield lighting system, among others. DELAYS Jaime H. Pacampara, coordinator of the RDC-X Infrastructure Committee Secretariat, said that, as of last July 26, the airport was 87.4% complete in terms of structures. But the auction for the air navigational support facilities remains pending, in turn delaying the new airport’s opening to commercial flights. Part of the reason is the traffic/PAGE 15

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Consumers hail move to scrap VAT law By ALLAN MEDIANTE Executive Editor

THE scrapping of VAT (Value Added Tax) is now under wraps to ease the plight of consumers. Consumers say it is high time to scrap the law on VAT because it is burdensome and regressive. The move will also call for suspension of VAT if it cannot be scrapped immediately. This developed as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is said to be gearing to collect additional 12% VAT on toll fees . It was learned that the implementation of the 12 percent value added tax (VAT) on toll fees will be enforced on October 1 unless the Bureau of Internal Revenue, which issues the directive, reverses itself, a spokesman for the Toll Regulatory Board said late last week. Julius Corpuz said until the BIR would issue a new order, the TRB would be preparing for the smooth implementation of the 12 percent VAT on motorists passing through the North and South Luzon Expressways. At the same time, Corpuz said there would be one more hearing on September consumers/PAGE 4



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Globe posts solid revenue, subscriber base growth for the first half of 2011 Globe Telecom continued its growth momentum after recording all-time highs in consolidated revenues and postpaid subscriber net additions for the first half of the year. Consolidated service revenues for the first half of 2011 was at P33 billion, up 7% from last year’s P30.7 billion. Quarterly service revenues reached an all-time high of P16.6 billion, surpassing last quarter’s P16.5 billion. The company’s mobile business posted strong results with revenues of P26.2 bil-

lion in the first semester of this year, 5% above last year’s P25.0 billion. Mobile net additions in the second quarter rose to 1.1 million with Globe Postpaid registering a new all-time high of over 105,000 additional subscribers leading to a 38% year-on-year increase in subscriber base. TM subscriber base registered an 18% year-on-year increase with over 506,000 net additions while Globe Prepaid added another 502,000 incremental SIMs and posted a 12% growth from last year’s levels. Total mobile subscriber base as of

end-June 2011 is now 28.4 million, 15% higher than last year’s 24.6 million. The broadband business also delivered outstanding performance for the first half of the year. Subscriber base is now at 1.3 million, 39% and 10% higher than last year and last quarter, respectively. Total revenues for the company’s broadband segment also grew by 42% from last year, closing the quarter at P3.6 billion compared to P2.6 billion in the same period. The broadband business now comprises 11% of consolidated service revenues

compared to 8% last year. “We are proud to have sustained the momentum and gained market share for four quarters in a row given the very tough and intensely competitive environment,” said Ernest L. Cu, President and CEO of Globe. “We are committed to building on this momentum into the rest of the year and into 2012 as we face an even tougher market and a more dynamic industry. In order to do that, we will remain focused and aggressive, as well as continue providing

superior customer experience at all touch points – from our networks, innovative offers, stores, to customer contact channels.” During the second half of the year, Globe continued to drive growth in its mobile business by leveraging on the continued success of its personalized and customizable postpaid plans, providing innovative and value-for-money offers in the competitive SMS market, and relevant mobile data services and consumable plans.

In the same period, Globe established itself in the forefront of technological innovations and services by complementing its 4G WiMAX network with the commercial roll-out of its 4G mobile technology using the global standard HSPA+. As of end-June 2011, commercial deployment of HSPA+ rollout has exceeded targets to cover key cities and towns in the National Capital Region. A more aggressive expansion in other areas nationwide is expected in the coming months and in 2012.

BPI launches commemorative book

BPI L AU NCH E S COMMEMORATIVE BOOK. As part of its 160th anniversary celebration, the Bank of the Philippine Islands launched Book Two of its BPI History last August 31 at the Ayala Museum. Entitled “Enlightened Stewardship”, it is the second of the two-part chronicle of

BPI’s history, continuing the narrative from the first book published in 1984. Authored by Ma. Teresa Colayco, the book reveals insights into the culture of excellence in service and leadership that has distinguished BPI throughout its long history. BPI chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de

Ayala said in his message that “by chronicling our history, we also directly create markers of key moments of BPI’s past with the hope of learning from our successes and avoiding our difficulties. More than anything, it helps define the key elements that make BPI what is today.”

Key executives from Globe led by (from left) Chief Financial Officer Alberto de Larrazabal, President and CEO Ernest Cu, Advisor for Consumer Business Peter Bithos and Head for Corporate and Legal Services Group Atty. Froilan Castelo during the media briefing

BPI chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (left) and BPI president & CEO Aurelio Montinola III (right) toast to the bank’s 160th anniversary with book author Teresa Colayco.

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5 for those who would be affected by the order after which the BIR and the TRB would meet again to decide whether to push through with the collection. Corpuz assured the public that the additional tax would go to the national treasury. Reports said the additional VAT would give the government from P1.3 billion to P2 billion in additional revenues. In a reaction, lawmakers said that consumers from all walks of life are reeling from the effects of the VAT. It is high time that it is scrapped or at the very least suspended. “It is imposed on almost all goods and services and has been a bane to consumers from A to E. It has greatly affected the purchasing capacity of Filipi-

no citizens– especially on the majority of those who receive salaries below the required cost of living and those who are underemployed or have no jobs at all,” said Bayan Muna rep. Teddy Casiño. “If collection of the VAT is immediately suspended oil prices will decrease by at least P6, we will have lower electric bills and the VAT on toll will not take effect. This will also reflect on other goods and services and will redound to an increase of the purchasing power of consumers,” said Petroleum products, particularly fuel and cooking oils, are important commodities that affect all aspects of living in the country along with electricity and toll fees. Aside from having a direct impact on transportation, they are key input to production, thereby affecting all goods and servic-

es. Any change in prices of oil (including unleaded gasoline, diesel oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for kerosene, fuel oil) along with toll fees directly affects the prices of food, energy and other goods. They are key determinants to the quality of life of our people, and its affordability as a basic commodity rests primarily on government,” he added. The move to scrap VAT calls on Pres. Benigno Aquino III to listen to his bosses, the Filipino people. Cosumers are clamouring that Pnoy should issue an executive order suspending its collection now. “They said they have already endured so many burdens due to the VAT and it must now be stopped,” Casiño said. House Bill 2719 aims to make a law that oil products will no longer be imposed with VAT.



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A fine example of convergence

With DOLE’s help, Bolisong women earn P27,000 a month making fruit wines EL SALVADOR CITY - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda DimapilisBaldoz , early this week, said the convergence of national and local government agencies to maximize the use of scarce government resources work in many positive ways, citing the case of the Bolisong Women Winemakers, Inc. which is now a growing winemaking venture in this city. Baldoz, who visited El Salvador City last week and held a dialogue with city officials and the members of the micro-corporation run by women, expressed admiration at the perseverance of the Bolisong women in pursuing their dreams for a better life. “You are now a community-based livelihood enterprise that provides employment. Your next objective is to go into export of your fruit wines,” she said, saying the company should serve as a model for women who would like to venture into self-employment undertakings. Bolisong Women Winemakers, Inc. produces cashew, duhat, jackfruit, pineapple, banana, ube, and wa-

termelon wines carying the brand name Salvadore Fruit Wines, with a production capacity of 650 liters and a gross average sales of P27,000 a month (roughly P320,000 per year). Its production facility, a 20 by 15 square meters, is located in Brgy. Bolisong, El Salvador City. It has 15 skilled, six semi-skilled, and two trainable workers, all share-holders of the corporation. The company’s products are already registered with the Department of Health and the Bureau of Food and Drugs. Nila Dominguez, t he micro-corporation’s president, said in an interview that while their wine-making business is already making profit for its members, she said they still need to mechanize their process to raise production. “We need a wine press which cost about P40,000,” she said. “Right now, our production is manually done. We extract the fruit juices by hand, which takes the whole production process three months before the wine can be sold,” she added. El Salvador City Mayor

Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno cites the importance of community involvement in addressing criminality. rodolfo d. mendoza / pia-10 Alfredo Q. Tan, who hosted Secretary Baldoz during the dialogue, immediately pledged to provide the amount for the purchase of the wine press. Asked where the corporation will source out its seasonal raw materials for making wines when production capacity increases, Dominguez said Mindanao has a huge supply of these materials. She said that at present the business enterprise buys the juice extracts for its wines at P25 per gallon. Salvadore Fruit Wines, which cost P180 per bottle, is sold in groceries, convenience stores, cafes, and pasalubong centers in El Salvador City

and Cagayan de Oro City. In Manila, the wines are found at the Product Depot. Incorporated in 2007 with an initial P56,000 capital provided by the DOLE, the micro-corporation subsequently received assistance from different government and private sector agencies that converged to guide the 35 women members to its business success. Over the last few years, the micro-corporation received various support in the form of capacity building, skills training, entrepreneurial development training, product development, and marketing assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry;

financial assistance and entrepreneurial development training from the Agricultural Training Institute; capacity building, skills training, and financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development; capacity building and product development from the Xavier University Food Technology; capacity building, financial assistance, and skills training from the local government of El Salvador City; and proposal packaging assistance from the Masicap Foundation, Inc. “The DOLE, through the regional office in Cagayan de Oro City, has extended P400,000 in financial assistance in various dates to the

Bolisong Women Winemakers, Inc. because we believe the enterprise is viable and profitable,” DOLE Region 10 director Allan Macaraya reported to Baldoz. To promote its products, the Bolisong Women Winemakers, Inc. participates in trade fairs. It has exhibited its fruit wines at the Kahimunan Mindanao and Salutabo Trade Fairs in Cagayan de Oro City and at the National Agraryo Fairs at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The Bolisong Women Winemakers, Inc. is a national winner in the DOLE Livelihood Project, for which it was awarded P150,000 in livelihood assistance.

Jo Magaña Camella Homes, CDO

Charisse B. Espejon Capistrano, CDO

Aimme Del Rosario Molave, Zamboanga del Sur

Nelson R. Ageas Golden Glow North, CDO

Lorna T. Mercado Nazareth, CDO

Roland C. Loyola Don Carlos, Bukidnon

Gloria O. Pagaran Xavier Heights, CDO

Jaime Dumanyag Ozamiz City

Ronaldo P. Jardin Carmen, CDO


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More power and Congratulations to the 3rd anniversary of the

Archdiocesan Shrine of the

Divine Mercy

El Salvador, Misamis Oriental

Greetings from :

Norris Babiera Vice Governor

Oscar Moreno Governor


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Think a minute… “A tea bag isn’t worth much until it’s been through some hot water.” There’s a saying in boxing: “Everybody’s got a plan—until they’ve been hit!” Sooner or later, life is going to hit and knock you down. Whether you get back up or not is your choice. Almost all people’s successes are built on their former failures. A very successful man was asked if he had ever failed. He answered: “Only in life.” The fact is, even after we’ve been knocked down we can still use our past mistakes and failures to build a bridge to

our success. You know that you’re the only one who can kill your dream by quitting. Remember that just falling in the water is not what drowns you; it’s staying down there that does. Just like kites fly high because the wind pushes against them, so problems that oppose you can actually help you succeed, if you choose to believe and use them that way. There was a man who was the only survivor from a shipwreck. He drifted to an uninhabited island where he built a hut for his shelter. One evening after he returned from searching for food, he found



his little hut on fire. Early the next morning he awoke to find a ship that had come in during the night. When the captain came on shore he told the man: “We saw your smoke signal so we came to rescue you.” Everything this man owned and valued in his hut had to be destroyed before he could be saved. Sometimes our Maker even uses our pain to get our attention, so we can learn our most important lessons for living well and wisely. So why not ask Jesus Christ to take charge and lead you through the hot water you’re in now? He’s the only one who can

help you change your pain and problems into peace and prosperity for you and your family. The choice is yours. Just Think a Minute…

It is Safety and Security for Philippine Tourism IN 1984 a big Spanish Delegation of Tourist landed in Manila. Part of the incentivations program created by B. F. Goodrich for their worldwide tire dealers. Four hundred Spanish and Italian speaking businessmen refreshes my mind of the language I never learned much while in college. My Italian was likewise phony and was just pick up from the papa picolino commercials. It was of no help and could not lead me to any fluent conversation with the visiting businessmen. European tourists are nationalistic wherever they travel. They speak of their own language just as the French would insist it is Evian even if they know it means water. The European tourists toured Manila and were billeted at the legendary and famous landmark hotel along the Manila Bay. Never the less the tour handler, Baron Travel, was a able to swing a one night out of town tour and spend a group dinner of USD 200.00 per person with cultural show in the upscale resort that I managed southwest of the National Capital Region. The Philippine’s was then a struggling tourist destination where Boracay has no complete electricity yet. Our arrivals were dependent of the Japanese and Hongkong market and occasionally from the filthy rich Middle East traders and recruiters who preyed on the beautiful women of Manila who were not really Manileñas but adventurers in the bold

entertainment and poor job seekers from the improvise provinces. Europe was not our market in the 80’s as it was always overshadowed by the USBalikbayan arrivals that brings in a drove of well wishers from a whole Barangay of friends and relatives that fills up the Manila International Airport to the rafters. European tourists are the best in the world, not because of their high Euros but the percentage of long haul return business and their appreciation of life, culture and nature. I remember receiving a dress down scolding from a British national who stayed in my hotel in the 80’s for not doing anything to help a salivating Donkey drawing a Kalesa. In England, its cruelty to animals if the creature is over worked. But during the Marcos Martial Law years, it was a way of earning a living in the concrete jungle of Manila for horses drawing carriage overloaded with Chinese tourist. There were no laws in existence protecting animal rights in those years in the Philippines. There was no Congress to speak off but a rubber stamp Parliament that affirms the best and the worse Presidential Decrees. Many governments that followed after Marcos brought Tourism Secretaries that explored the European tourist market. The Scuba diving packages, Mountain climbing, Bird Watching, Shooting the

Rapids and many adventure tours and nature’s tripping that help discover eco-tourism were packaged and sold . The Philippines was reaping success for the discovery tours until January 15, 2008 when the US Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded the Philippines airline industry to a heightened security because of the alleged inadequate safety standards. The decision gives the Philippines a Category 2 rating under the Federal Aviation surveillance putting us in the same rank as Bangladesh, Ghana in Africa, Indonesia and other conf lict stricken and war torn countries in the world. In that year, the Marriot Hotel in Jakarta was bombed by the Jeya Islameya terrorist group who were suspected of hiding after the attack in southern Philippines. The downgrading follows other European Union countries advice to their nationals not to patronize carriers from countries who’s Civil Aviation Authorities do not meet international standards. Otherwise, insurance coverage for travel will not be processed. Only the Philippine Airlines (PAL) currently flies to the US. Under Federal Aviation Authority rules, it stipulate that airlines from the Philippines cannot expand services to the US and Europe under a Category 2 rating? Without landing rights for airline companies from

the Philippines, the summer holiday tourists from Europe were diverted to the Maldives, Thailand and Vietnam. If we speak of long haul market, it means an average stay of 7 nights in the Philippines. Multiply that to 300,000 average European tourists arrivals at USD100.00 average room rate, it will translate to a conservative USD 210 Million yearly losses for the Philippine’s Tourism industry. Most of the airline companies in the Philippines have new aircraft whose age acquisition ranges from 3 years to 9 years. But FAA ratings do not reflect on the airlines but our government compliance with international safety rules. With a new DOT Secretary at the helm, a new marketing approach is in order. But it’s not really selling the Philippines like “Chicken Joy” but regaining the confidence of the US and Europe on our safety standards. It’s not the product, Sir. We have the” best” coming from you. But it is safety and security concern coming from the US Federal Aviation Administration?

PO3 Alcano, a community relations officer, has become the public voice of the Calapan City police force through his regular radio program, “Ang Mamang Pulis ng Calapan City.” He also reaches out to schools, barangays and Muslim communities through various talks, symposia and economic development initiatives such as Gulayan ni Mama at Aleng Pulils sa Paaralan, Linis Eskwelahan and Puno Para sa Kalikasan. PO2 Salaya conceived of the Pulis Ko, Teacher Ko program in Maasin, Iloilo, bringing the police to the town’s schools and teaching them the importance of patriotism, children’s rights, and adherence to the law. SPO2 Dela Cruz, an investigator, has earned recognition for defending omen’s and

children’s rights, making cases involving minors a staple of her agenda and bringing the offenders to justice. The PNP is truly fortunate to have such gallant men and women that the Filipino people can be proud of. Note: You may email us at Past articles may be viewed at .

Our Finest Cops Metrobank Foundation’s annual search for the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS) is shining proof that national treasures in uniform abound in our communities. The search aims to recognize the noble men and women of the Philippine National Police who are not only experts in crime solution and prevention, but are also servants of the community. This yea r, Metroba n k Foundation named three commissioned officers and five noncommissioned officers as the country’s outstanding police officers. The commissioned officers are: Supt. Steve Bentican Ludan of the PNP Aviation Group; Chief Insp. Delia Jacob Ingalla of Taguig City Police Station; and Supt. Samuel Pomasin Turla

of the Pasay City Police Station. SPO1 Manuel Almadrigo Padlan of the Antipolo Police Station; SPO4 Emmanuel Portillo Isiang of the Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office; PO3 Rodel Umaclap Alcano of Calapan City Police Station; PO2 Rina Dela Cruz Salaya of the Maasin Municipal Police Station; and SPO2 Helen Lapay Dela Cruz of the National Capital Region Criminal Investigation and Detection Group comprise the non-commissioned officers category. Supt. Ludan has excelled in crime solution in his 22 years of service: taking down a notorious kidnap for ransom group and dismantling a shabu tiangge. However, he has also stood out in crime prevention, conceiving of Cavite’s Oplan Bantay Crimen Network— which involves civilian cooper-

ation through text messaging. Chief Insp. Ingalla, for her part, created Oplan Nightbirds, an anti-criminality program in Taguig which directed public safety officers to put up evening patrol routes in Taguig, particularly in crime-prone areas. Ingalla also conducted her own lecture series which she named after herself: DELIA, which is short for Dare to make a difference, Education is the key to end violence against women and children, Liberate abused women, children and family from the bondage of violence, Idealism and inspiration, and Acceptance and acknowledgement. Supt. Turla likewise created community programs that enabled the conduct of seminars on drug abuse, crime prevention, and parenting skills in workplaces and schools. He

also created Project COMPACT (Community and Police Against Crime and Terrorism), which provided the Pasay City Police Station with a steady stream of useful information on criminals. SPO1 Padlan initiated the Traffic Adjudication Program in Antipolo City, where conflicts between commuters and drivers are resolved outside the courtrooms, opening up the judicial system to more important cases and directly improving the traffic situation in the city. SPO4 Isiang conceived of the Pulong Pulong (Public Dialogues) program in his Surigao community, enabling the police to actively work on the barangay level to create processes by which citizens can help the PNP in crime prevention.

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Finding life’s meaning: The key to survival By Rey and Francis Thaise Cimene

While spending the holidays at home, we watched the movie Soul Surfer. It is an inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. ( The story has a very deep message about getting the right perspective in life that even our seven and ten years old daughters were touched by the movie. The movie teaches us that in life, the greatest tragedy is not losing one part of your body, but it’s losing your purpose or not being able to find its meaning. Roy B. Zuck related the story of Victor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist, who claims that the need to find meaning in life is more basic to a human being than pleasure or power or anything else. The thesis he repeats again and again is that if a person has a “why” to live, he can endure almost any “how.” This insight was developed by Frankl during the years he spent as a Jewish prisoner in a German concentration camp. Life there was harsh and brutal. He noted that some prisoners soon collapsed under the pressure and gave up and died, while others under the same conditions continued to hope and man-

aged to stay alive. In Frankl’s analysis, those prisoners who had something to live for, an objective that gave a sense of meaning to their lives, were the ones who tended to mobilize their strength and survive. One prisoner had a retarded child back home and had a great desire to get back and take care of the child. Another had a girlfriend he expected to marry as soon as the war was over. Frankl himself had begun a book and had a fierce desire to survive and finish it and get it published. How about you? Have you ever figured out why on earth are you here for so that you have the will to survive? Unless we find life’s meaning, we will never be able to enjoy it. God wanted us to enjoy life. In fact, Jesus said in John 10:10: “A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I came to give life---life in all its fullness.” Life can be lived in all its fullness if we connect with God who is the Author of life. Our purpose and design emanate from Him. You know that your work is in sync with your purpose and design because you find joy in what you are doing. It gives you reason to wake up early, to work persistently, and inspiration to last the day. If we aspire for things out of envy, it will just drain our energy. It is said that to maximize the potential of the car you bought, you have to read its manual. The same is true, you have to read life’s Manual to maximize life’s potential.

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Helping the ‘golden goose’ IT seems the exporters have slowly felt the pinch of the appreciating peso. The banana industry in the Davao Region has sought the help of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to intervene so that the brunt caused by the strengthening peso on the exporters will be minimized. In a press statement, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association feared that the banana producers will find it hard to compete in already saturated market if the peso continues to appreciate. The association, through Executive Director Stephen Antig, wants the government bank “to ease their (banana producers’) difficulty so the banana industry can survive the difficult situation they are in now.”Based on the figures of the association, the peso value went up to about 10% between 2009 to this year, with its value at just above 45 to the American dollar. “The stronger peso has made it more difficult

to keep exporting bananas at competitive prices in a world market characterized by a seesawing banana prices,” the statement said. The group is also urging the Export Development Council, a body composed of private and government representatives, to help exporters address their problem. The body “should come up with measures to help the banana exporters become more competitive in pursuit of the council’s mission to assist Philippine exporters,” the association added. Banana is considered the top product of the Davao Region, the top export product of the region at about $720 million a year as it contributes 24% to the national agricultural export receipt. In the region, the banana industry covers about 60,000 hectares with most of the farms located in Davao del Norte although Compostela Valley is slowly becoming another favourite location for big banana

farming companies. Based on industry data, the industry directly employs two persons per hectare, while allied services employ more. It is about time for government to lend its hand to the industry that has long helped the economy of the Davao Region. The industry, considered the golden goose of the economy, has been in Southern Mindanao since the late 1960s, but it has not asked the government for any help. The state should now take notice that the banana industry is a major component of the economy, and that its problems will also affect the whole country, especially the export sector. A strong peso maybe good for local consumers, but considering that the Philippine economy is still very much dependent on export receipts and remittances, the government should also come up with major policies to balance the impact. PERSONAL. Some readers

may have been wondering why this corner has been invisible since mid June. For a handful who may have been following this corner, let me inform you that that I have been hounded by illnesses. Fortunately, I am slowly recuperating. Let me also thank those who have extended help, material or otherwise, during this trying time so that I can wade through this rampaging river of health problems. You will always be remembered.

Typhoid Fever: A Revisit A few days back, I received a call from a friend, asking for my input regarding her daughter’s condition. The daughter has been admitted for high grade fever of 5 days. And she was managed as a case of malaria. She was treated as such and despite the treatment, the fever persisted. I advised the mother to suggest to their family physician to include a Typhidot as part of the diagnostic work up. And sure enough it turned out positive. Final diagnosis for this particular case was Typhoid Fever concurrent with Malaria. I wish to discuss malaria in another article soon. Meantime, let me touch on Typhoid fever, which although a benign disease, meaning, once diagnosed properly, with appropriate treatment, is a highly treatable illness. This is a bacterial infection caused by salmonella typhi, and is transmitted through contaminated water and food. Manifestations vary, accord-

ing to the stage of the illness: the most common of which is fever, which is high grade ( 40 degrees centigrade), headache and body weakness. These very symptoms are actually non specific , which can account for it being misdiagnosed for something else, as these can be seen in many other illnesses like the flu, dengue, and even malaria. Abdominal pain, nose bleeding, diarrhea and in the later stages, there may be delirium and gastrointestinal bleeding! I had the opportunity of seeing a patient going to the 4th stage with neuropsychiatric manifestations. She was violent and had hallucinations, and was thus misdiagnosed as a case of mental illness! But, when the patient was treated for typhoid fever, all her manifestations for typhoid psychosis disappeared. But the more common complication is not that of typhoid psychosis. Gastrointestinal bleeding due to perforation of the ileum do happen also. As

well as being a carrier. When the bacteria stays in the system or body of the patient, he/ she may not manifest the disease itself, but , through continuous shedding of the bacteria, can transmit the disease to others. This is particularly so , for the food handlers. Poor hygiene and sanitation still accounts for the prevalence of the disease especially in developing countries. According to the Center for Disease Control ( CDC ), 5% of those with the disease do become carriers! How then does one get diagnosed? Aside from the history of the illness and the physical examination, laboratory work up is very important. A complete blood count usually shows decrease in the white blood cells, with a predominance of lymphocytes. Widal test is still commonly done in most laboratories. Although Widal test result may be released four hours after the testing, there are other sero-diagnostic tests now more commonly used,

whose advantage is the ease of testing, with result an hour after, and with a high sensitivity and specificity, among which is the Typhidot and Tubex. Of course, the gold standard would still be culture of either blood, stool or urine! But then again, Prevention is still better than a pound of cure. Observing hygiene and proper sanitation, with hand washing, at the forefront can go a long way. Vaccines for Typhoid fever is likewise available and can confer immunity to the disease, although booster doses may be required!

A Liter of Light project By Jeminah Ferrer, Miss Kagayan 2010, 2nd runner up

There is a constant battle to conserve energy nowadays because of the rampant depletion of resources especially in the C & D communities. We have to work together to find alternative solutions, especially methods that would not require so much money and time. We have had people introduce to us many energy-efficient technologies but they require a considerable sum of money and not a lot of people can afford these. A little over a month ago I came across a post in Facebook that would eventually make a mark in Cagayan de Oro’s history. The vision is to actually spread this ingenuity to the different parts of the city. Illac Diaz the founder of

“My Shelter Foundation” has been going across the Philippines and introducing what they call “the solar bottle”. The technology is so simple and replicable that it could even become a source of livelihood for people living in the depressed areas around the city. The solar bulb only requires a 1.5 liter clear plastic bottle, a square shaped metal sheet (GI Sheet), some water, 2 caps of bleach and sealant. Once installed in the roofing of the house, the bulb emits 55 Watts of clear light as long as the sun is shining bright. It is an alternative that would give poor people a free light without having to turn on the electricity. Illac and his team aim to light 1,000,000 homes in the

Philippines by 2012, a dream that wouldn’t be impossible if people do it together. Here in Cagayan de Oro, the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization implemented this as one of its national projects. Along with the help of private sectors such as the PARAS GROUP OF COMPANIES (PARASAT & Great White Water Tours and Dahilayan) they pledged around 200 solar bulbs for barangay Lapasan. JCI and Illac Diaz tied up to light different cities in the Philippines. They recently held a 7-day caravan in the North and lit 18 cities all around the Northern area of the Philippines. We aim to do the same here in Mindanao, primarily in Cagayan de

Oro. A launching was done in Barangay Lapasan last September 1, 2011 with the coordination of yours truly. The JCI’s and Liga ng mga Barangay Captains (ABC) and Brg y Kapitan Omar Labuntog of Brgy. Lapasan conducted a quick seminar to inform the Media and a few Brgy Kapitans about the technology. The aim of the launching is to adopt the technology in different Barangays here in Cagayan de Oro. We have a lot of work to do in Cagayan de Oro, a lot of people are still ignorant with alternatives such as these. With the passion of men like Mr. Illac Diaz and those he continues to inspire, the world is not far from becoming a better place. “Give them light and progress is not far from possible.”

Shelter Foundation founder and Ten Outstanding Young Men awardee Mr. Illac Diaz in Brgy Lapasan, CDO for the launching of Isang Litrong Liwanag project in Mindanao- a project in partnership with the Jaycees. Solar Light Bulb guarantees for 5-10 yrs continous use by a household that is equivalent to 55 watts. photo courtesy of jerry c. suello


10 UNBELIEVABLE ! ! ! ABS CBN and GMA’s Biggest Stars unite for My|Phone! September 5-11, 2011

In what could be described as unbelievable, ABS CBN and GMA’s Biggest and Brightest Stars in one photoshoot for the the country’s number 1 Mobile Phone Brand MY|PHONE! An Ad Campaign Coup? Yes! Who could have imagine the two (2) rival network stars in one campaign? That

was the real intention said Richie de Quina - VP for Marketing and Business Development said. The campaign aptly titled “Isang Pamilya, Isang Puso, It’s My|Phone” is our way of showing unity as Filipinos! A call for all Pinoy’s to unite as one, a message that together we can make a



difference, a message of supporting everything beautiful about the Philippines! The Campaign is also part of My|Phone’s effort to capture and dominate the Philippines Teen “TWEEN” Market thru its new line up of My|Phone Phone Models starting with the T18 Touch DUO. The t ween endorsers include: from ABS-CBN, Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil, Julia Montes, Sam Concepcion, Martin Del Rosario, Lauren Young, James Reid, Devon Seron, ivan Dorschner and Yen Santos; and from GMA, Joshua Dionisio, Barbie Forteza, Jake Vargas, Bea Binene, Alden Richards, Louise Delos Reyes, Kristoffer Martin, Krystal Reyes, Derrick Monasterio and Julie Anne San Jose. Truly the Phone of the Stars! The campaign, according to de Quina, is a follow-up to its successful MySuperheroes Advocacy led by Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis and the XLR8, the campaign aims to encourage everyone to do heroic acts for others in their own little way. And as part of its commitment to the Filipino people, My|Phone has committed to donate 1 School House every month for the next Five (5) years de Quina added. The Project headed by its President Mr. Beda Manalac

and My|Phone’s Advocacy Head Mr. John Luke Chica recently donated its 1st School House in Taguig City. http://www.myheart. and http://www. C oi nc ident a l ly, My|Phone recent ly launched its T18 Touch DUO phones which is primarily geared towards the youth “TWEEN” market. A very attractive Touch Phone with its signature Pinoy Apps Content and all the basic features you need. The T18 comes in 7 vibrant colors that will fit everyone’s personality! Coming from the country’s Original and Number 1 Mobile Phone Brand, My|Phone. http://www.

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The Hallmark for l.i.f.e. 2011 collection portrays the vibrance and serenity of Paskong Pinoy as captured by local artists and photographers. This charitable endeavor by Filstar Distributors Corporation (FDC) and Leukemic Indigents Fund Endowment (l.i.fe.) has helped indigent children with leukemia continue their medical treatment and has raised awareness about the much dreaded disease. Call 636-5051 or log on to for more information on how you can support the Hallmark for l.i.f.e. project. In this photo: FDC President Maximo Licauco III (far right) and l.i.f.e. Business Chair Maria Katrina Yatco (second from left) with the Hallmark for l.i.f.e. Year 16 artists (from left) Mamerto Ronan Yñigo, Dr Dan Lerma, Ysa Gernale, Buboy Dinapo, Bernardo Supsupin and Vincent “Bing” Reyes. Other artists who also contributed to the project (not in photo) are Marcelo Quezon, Jovito Andres, Manuel Baldemor (from the art collection of Bea Chu), Nani Reyes and Joey Cenina.

PALOMA ENDORSERS ROBUST Paloma (center), a Robust endorser has singed another contract with Robust. The product is a dietary supplement for men made from Horny goat Weed extract and L-Argnine that help men perform better in the bedroom. Shown during the signing ceremony were (L-F) Carmelo Espiritu (head operations); Albert Chua 9president); Paloma (Robust endorser); Rod Mirra (road manager) photo by ernie ternorio and Kathleen Delost Santos (marketing manager).

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12 September 5-11, 2011 Bukidnon.Today BusinessWeek PNRC-Bukidnon calls Bukidnon gov’t marks 111th civil for more blood donors service month with a theme for unity


By Ann Noble Bukidnon Bureau Chief

M A L AY B A L AY C I T Y, Bukidnon – The provincial government here launched its own celebration of the 111th Philippine civil service month with emphasis on inculcating team unity among its employees. Opening the event on September 1 with a fun run for a cause, the early morning run from the city’s Casisang area towards the capitol

grounds gave the participating officials and employees a good reason to run and had fun together, a thing seldom done because of the usual routine of work at the provincial government. Governor Alex Calingasan upon assumption to office had always emphasized the importance of team unity, sportsmanship and cooperation among workers. For the past months, employees were required to attend lectures

and seminars that tackled on good work ethics, spiritual discernment and values formation. The celebration of the country’s 111th civil service month was made more significant with activities lined up to awaken the spirit of voluntarism and cooperation among the employees. One of which was the bloodletting held last Friday, September 2 at the Capitol main entrance. This activity was in

cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) – Bukidnon chapter led by its administrator Jocelyn Daroy while Capitol employees were among the main donors. The month-long civil service celebration will be highlighted with various sports activities participated by employees who were grouped into various teams that will compete with each other in various games.

M A NOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon - Former Bukidnon congressman Nerius Acosta who is adviser for environmental protection, has been appointed as acting board member of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA). This after DA General Manager (GM) Rodrigo Cabrera resigned. D e put y pre s id e nt i a l spokesperson Abigail Valte said, “Nagresign na si GM Rodrigo Cabrera of LLDA and he will be replaced. The President has signed the appointment letter of Secretary Neric Acosta as acting member of the board of directors of the LLDA.” With Cabrera’s resignation, Valte said the LLDA, be-

ing a gover n ment owned and controlled cor por ation, will have to nominate its new general manager. Asked i f M a l acanang will be endorsing Acosta to Acosta the post, Valte said there is no endorsement yet. “It’s an acting appointment, it’s an appointment in

his favor as a member of the board of directors, so we will have to s e e how the board w i l l react,” she said. She sa id Acosta was appointed to LLDA because it is part of his work. “(Acosta’s job) goes mainly into environmental protection, so at least he can sit on

the board and also since ang LLDA naman is usually also for environmental protection,” Valte said. “(As a presidential adviser) he will encompass all environmental protection aspects even in other departments,” she added. President Aquino appointed Acosta, a defeated senatorial bet, as his adviser. The post given to Acosta has a Cabinet rank. Acosta ran under Aquino’s Liberal Party last year. The first among the defeated LP members to be appointed to the Aquino administration was Manuel Roxas II, who was named secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication.

By Ann Noble Bukidnon Bureau Chief

Bukidnon’s Neric Acosta sits as LLDA director

M A L AY BA L AY CI T Y, Bukidnon – Quality blood that could serve its medical purpose is a commodity that should always be at hand during emergencies. But such is not always the case for this province’s local blood bank. According to Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) – Bukidnon Administrator Jocelyn Daroy, the local chapter has accumulated a total of 397 blood donations generating 198,500 cc of blood from January to June 2011. The donors came from nine groups which include blood donations from the AFP, local government units and various sectors that requested for bloodlettings in their areas. The administrator said that supply is not enough to sustain the need of the whole province and more blood donations are needed to augment it. Daroy added, PNRC is just auxiliary to the government in providing assistance to the medical needs of the constituents particularly in blood supply. “The government should do more effort to sustain the need for more blood

supply by initiating more bloodlettings especially in the local government units or in the barangay level,” the PNRC chief said. She however lauded the provincial government for including bloodlettings in its program of activities. “There should be more of this activity to ensure more quality blood supply,” Daroy said citing the importance of blood donations. She added PNRC is discouraging getting blood supply from paid donors. “We cannot be assured of safe, quality blood from paid donors and we do not accept those especially if they are not known to us. They might be infected so we must have to be careful,” Daroy added. The PNRC chief however ack nowledged t he people’s apprehension in donating blood. “Most of the public are not yet aware of the safety in donating blood and its importance in maintaining a healthy body. We should have to draw out some blood from our body so that it could be replenished with new healthy blood cells. The drawn blood could help others who are in need of it, “Daroy further said.

Kaya ng Pinoy tumawid sa Kaunlaran! talakag, Bukidnon - At 5:00 in the morning he rises up to do household chores and keep all things in place. This has been Juhann Orsal daily routines before setting himself for school. Juhann is now seven years old and the 4th child of five children of Julieta Orsal. His father died when he was still five years old. At his early age, Juhann knows and understands the poverty situation of the family particularly the struggles of her mother in raising them alone. “Kung dako nako karon, magtrabaho ko aron makakwarta para itabang kay Mama (If I were already a grown – up, I would already be working to help my mother)”, stated Juhann. Loosing a father and struggling through the familial storms make the family unfortunate. But it did not stop Juhann to dream – a dream that inspired him to study his lessons well which eventually credited him to receive flying colors and awarded as with honors in the class. He still aims to do better in order to have a good life ahead of him. All he wants is to help his family come out from vulnerability. Julieta does the same. She is a fruit vendor with a small stool she personally built. Everyday she sells a variety of fruits like jackfruit, ripe and unripe mangoes and sometimes cooked viand. When Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) was implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 10, the family believes that God meant them to become one of the beneficiaries in their town. Beneficiaries to receive a conditional cash grants for health, nutrition and education of children aged 0-14. Pantawid Pamilya is a program of the National Government that aims to break the intergenerational poverty of the poorest of the poor. The presence of the Program in the family as well as in the community touches the heart and the lives of every beneficiary. The conditional cash grants provided to them eased and assisted the poor conditions of the families. Now, having all the needed school supplies, children beneficiaries were encouraged to do well in school and to study more eagerly with their lessons. For more information, pls call: Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City (088) 858 – 6333 / 72 – 6394 / 858 – 8134 / Email: / Website:

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5th Annual Golden Float Parade 2011 wows thousands in Oro By Joe Palabao Feature Editor

Cagayan de Oro City–– Thousands and thousands of Kagay-anons, foreign and domestic tourists, visitors, local folks and guests filled Cagayan de Oro’s main thoroughfares as they watched the spectacular 5th Annual Golden Float Parade 2011 during the recent fiesta celebration here. The spectacular parade was participated by a total of seventy six (76) contingents comprising of fifteen (15) competing Golden Parade floats; 2- non competing floats-the SM Organizing Committee float; Ms Kagay-an 2011 Winners FloatGMA,;25 competing Drum & Bugle Corps from universities, colleges, national high schools and elementary schools. There were also thirty four (34) contingents from the military, the police force, civic and religious clubs, and the sponsors’ floats. The golden float parade started at the Rodelsa Circle, Rotunda and passed through the main thoughfares of the city, and ended at the Limketkai Center grounds. Beautifully designed competing floats depicted various stages of development of a fast becoming highly urbanized city of Cagayan de Oro. Colorful, spectacular and mesmerizing golden parade floats also depicted the lifetime pineapple industry of the region and eco-tourism biodiversity and nature adventures. Floats also showcased an environmental setting which preserved the rich cultural heritage of Cagayan de Oro City. The Drum and Bugle Corps Competition participated by 25 contingents gave hues and colors to the 5th Annual Golden Float Parade. The contingents marched with précised and disciplined movements, and played ensemble music that echoed timing and harmony. The dancers, the majorettes and the drill team thrilled, delighted, mesmerized the crowds as they exhibited their best nostalgic performance. Synnex Concentrix Golden Float bagged the Grand Prize Winner for depicting Cagayan de Oro as the City of Golden Friendship and a City in Bloom, Blossom and in Boom. 2nd Prize Winner was Del Monte Philippines for a lifetime industry that helped the growth of the city, and the 3rd Prize winner was the Jatico Adventures for its ecologically well balanced float that suited to nature adventures’ theme. ‘ For the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition- Liceo de Cagayan de University (LDCU) bagged the award for Best in Marching Band and Best in Uniform, while Agusan National High School was Most Disciplined Drum and Bugle Corp contingent. The competing Golden Floats were LBC Express, DPWH, Mhuiller, Granvia Sur, Paras Sea Cat, Synnex Concentrix, Leslie Corporation, Pslamstre Enterprises, International Pharmaceuticals, Gaisano City, Mapecon, Jatico

Adventures, Del Monte Philippines, Inc., Alpha Khappa Rho and Metro Cagayan Eagle Club. The spectacular and successful Kagay-an Festival 5th Golden Float Parade 2011 was brought to us by Promote CDO Foundation under the auspices of its active and dynamic president-Ruben Vegafria; Rodolfo L. Menes, Pueblo de Oro Senior vice president and general manager for Mindanao, and also the

Supervising Trustee of the Golden Float Parade 2011; and Mierro L. Castrillo, the event’s point person. Main sponsors were the City Government of Cagayan de Oro under mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano, and the City Council headed by vice mayor Cesar Ian Acenas. C o-Pres entors were: Globe Telecom with Major Sponsors: Samsung Electronics Philippines Co., Smart Communications. Other sponsors were: San Miguel

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CU Alumni spearheads Medical, Dental Missions; donates disaster response equipments T h e C apitol Un iversit y Alumni Association (CUAA) recently sponsored a 1-day, multiple-event activity in District 5 Covered Court of Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City. The activity, its first major community service project for the calendar year includes Medical Mission, Dental Services, Donation of Life Rafts, Blood Letting and Turnover of Grocery Packs. Participated by over a thousand patients, donors, volunteers, doctors, dentists, nurses, dental aides, LGU officials, students, barangay health workers and hundreds of alumni from Capitol University, the current board of the association and the lead organizer called it “a very successful and fulfilling activity”. The following are the tabulation of recipients: Medical Consultation: 373 patients, those who availed of free medicines and supplements from the mini-pharmacy 345, dental services – tooth extraction: 87 patients, dental consultation: 56 patients, successful blood donors: 38 bags of blood in just 2 hours of mobile blood donation, turnover of liferafts for disaster response unit: 10 salbabida and 200 meters of rope and donation of more than a hundred gift packs to barangay health workers, barangay tanods and barangay nutrition specialists. The association’s President, Mr. Clifford Jose Roa and VicePresident Dr. Romeo Minoza

took turns in acknowledging the support and volunteerism efforts from the following individuals, groups and sectors who made the activity an astonishing success by donating cash, supplies, medicines and equipments: Atty. Casimiro Juarez and Dr. Fe Juarez of Capitol University, Mrs. Linda Deleste of Capitol University Medical City, LGU Puntod led by Chairman Marvin Beja, Philippine Red Cross & Chapter Administrator Myra Balandra and Mindanao Regional Blood Center lady doctors Myra Yee and Emily Grace Banal, Rotary Clubs of West CDO and East Urban, JaycessCDO, Inc., Engr. Ferdinand Espiritu and Engr. Mike Du, Jan Legaspi, Sanitary Care Philippines Asia and CU Business Administration Dept. led by Directors Dr. Beth Figueroa and Mr. Bong Paurom, CU College of Maritime Education, CU Graduate School Batch 2011 led by its Dean, Director Dr. Fracis Thaise Cimene, CU Nursing, Criminology and Computer Science Departments, Ms. Marivic Yamit Tabasan of Peak Excellence Training and Review Center, Mr. Bruce Montanez and Sun Cellular, Junior Financial Executives – Southern de Oro Philippines College Chapter led by Mark Davin Ogsid, Danny Cabaluna, Ms. Zenny Zagado, Vicente Cabilla of Larawan Photo Studio, Ms. Gigi Go, Ms. Sarah Borja, Ms. Cynthia Lago, Ms. Judy Garrido, MOGCHS Batch 1995

and Capitol University High School Batches 1980 and 1994. Association Board Directors Manuel Suganob and Vernie Santi Pimentel led the coordination and invitation to the Medical Practitioners from Department of Health, Department of Education, Arm Forces of the Philippines – 4th Infantry Division, Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, Capitol University Medical City and of Philippine Red Cross – Cagayan de Oro City Chapter. The association thru its Executive Secretary and Chair for Public Relations Committee, Dr. Myrna Garde and Mr. Noli Dela Rita, respectively, wish to announce to the alumni and other organizations for a collaboration, partnership or sponsorship and call for volunteers for its upcoming activities: Public Relations Summit in October, Gift Giving and Donation of Ref lectorized Tri-sikad stickers in Brgy. Consolacion, Medical and Dental Missions in Brgys. Agusan and Macabalan and for the 41st Grand Alumni Homecoming on February 2012. Cash and Check Donations for future projects will be properly acknowledged and issued official receipts by Ms. Manet Aberilla, the Association’s treasurer and Alumni Office Staff, Ms. Kandi Neri. For more information, contact 0922-8263275 / 09164922911 / 0949-7902015, visit http://cualumniassociation. or email cliffgroa@


At least 3yrs professional experience, with real estate accounting background, business plan preparation, comprehensive cashflow reports Please send your CV to ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region BRANCH 18 Cagayan de Oro City IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF SPEC. PROC. CASE 2011-116 ENTRY IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF OLIVER VERGEL MABAYO OLIVEROS OLIVER VERGEL MABAYO OLIVEROS, Petitioner, - Versus THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CAGAYA DE ORO CITY, Respondent. X---------------------------------------------------X

ORDER The instant Petiton filed by Oliver Vergel Mabayo Oliveros (hereafter petitioner) seeks the correction of the entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner’s gender from FEMALE to MALE. Petitioner averred that the instant petition is not intended to avoid any criminal, civil or financial liability. Neither will the same affect his 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 NOVEMBER 16, 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 El Salvador 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 statistics Office, Manila. SO ORDERED. August 3, 2011, Cagayan de Oro City. BWM Aug. 22, 29 & Sept. 5, 2011

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Lourdes College launches Business Week 2011 celebration By Joe Palabao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Now on its 2nd year, the Lourdes College Business and Accountancy Program and the Information Technology (IT) Program is launching again its “BUSINESS WEEK 2011” celebration from September 4 to September 10, 2011. The week long celebration is aimed towards preparing the more than 200 business and accountancy students of Lourdes College for the real business world, and enhancing their knowledge to become successful entrepreneurs. The event aims also to encourage students to

organizers, will foster camaraderie among business and accountancy students in the city and for the students to become healthy and physically fit. Awards will be given to the Early Bird; Best in Running Outfit and the 2nd, 1st Runners -Up and the Fastest Runner Champion of the Fun Run. At 9AM the SPORTS FEST will commence with a Parade of Colors per team and the start of Fun Games like Memorize Me Game, Shortest to Tallest, Shortest Hair to Longest Hair, Frame Me a

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MSU-IIT to host 9th Iligan City Computing Fair 2011 By Lorry V. Gabule

ILIGAN City--The School of Computer Studies (SCS) of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) will be holding the Iligan City Computing Fair 2011 (ICCF), at the MSU-IIT Campus,

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region Branch 07 Tubod, Lanao del Norte

NOTICE OF SALE ON EXECUTION OF REAL PROPERTY WHEREAS, by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued by the Court of the RTC Branch 07, of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, on June 20, 2011 in Civil Case No. 07-500 wherein Spouses Constancio and Alejandra G. Sugabo is/are the plaintiff/s and Candida Subrabas, the children/heirs of LUCIANO SUBRABAS (deceased) namely: FEDDIE SUBRABAS, MILA SUBRABAS-ALAJAS and MELANIE SUBRABAS-CAGAIS AND RUTHSEL PACULANANG is/are the defendant/s for the recovery of the sum of not less than P 1, 306, 709.20 all in all, with interest, and cost etc., levy was made on July 08, 2011, by Sheriff Conrado V. Hingco, Jr. upon the real property/ies of Candida Subrabas, the children/heirs of LUCIANO SUBRABAS (deceased) namely: FEDDIE SUBRABAS, MILA SUBRABAS-ALAJAS AND MELANIE SUBRABAS-CAGAIS which is/are more particularly described as follows; 1. Original Certificate of Title No. P-2776 A parcel of Land Lot No. 1556, situated at Olango Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte with an area of 51,918 square meters. Bounded on the N., point 2-3 by Road; on the E., point 3-4 by Lot 1557; on the S., point 4-1 by Lot 1551; and on the W., point 1-2 by Lot 1555; all of the subdivision plan. Together with all the improvements found thereon. Registered in the name of LUCIANO SUBRABAS and CANDIDA SALVACION SUBRABAS. 2. Original Certificate of Title No. CLOA 957 A parcel of Land Lot No. 1567, situated at Olango Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte with an area of 51,863 square meters. Bounded on the E., points 1-2 by Lot No. 1564; on the S., points 2-3 by Road; on the W., points 3-4 by Lot No. 1568; and on the N., points 4-1 by Lot 1566. All of the subdivision plan. Together with all the improvements found thereon. Registered in the name of FREDDIE SUBRABAS. 3. Original Certificate of Title No. CLOA 2,045 A parcel of Land Lot No. 1564, situated at Olango Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte with an area of 54, 332.04 square meters. Bounded on the NE., points 1-2 by Lot 1565; on the SE., points 2-3 by Lot 1563; on the NW., points 3-4 by Road; and on the NW., points 4-1 by Lot 1567. All of the subdivision plan. Together with all the improvements found thereon. Registered in the name of MILA S. SUBRABAS, ET. AL. NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the Writ of Execution and in accordance with rule 39, Section 19, of the Rules of Court, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, on October 5, 2011 at 10:00 morning or soon thereafter; at RTC Branch 07, of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, the above- described properties in order to satisfy said Writ Execution, together with interests, costs, sheriff’s fees and the expenses in connection to the Execution of the said decision. Dated this 18th day of August 2011 at Tubod, Lanao del Norte Philippines. (Sgd.) CONRADO V. HINGCO JR. Sheriff

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be very competitive in their respective fields of endeavor in the near future. Business Week 2011 opens with a SPORTS FEST 2011 on September 4. The celebration will start with a 3K Fun Run Kick-off activity at 5:00AM for Registration. The run will kick-off at 5:30AM from the Rodelsa Circle down to Lourdes College and ends at 7:00AM. The Fun Run will be participated by all college students of Lourdes College and invited students from different colleges and universities in this City. The participation of other schools, according to the

here, this coming Sept. 21-23. Anchored on the theme “Information Freedom: Ethical Computing Towards Responsible NETIZENSHIP,” the fair features technical forum, student projects presentation, quiz shows for high school and college students. Also included open programming competition, digital arts open competition, flash animation competition, computer hardware servicing competition, and Information Communication Technology (ICT) exhibits. Prof. Ernesto E. Empig, Dean, SCS, MSU-IIT, said the goal of the ICCF is not just to create another 2-day event, but also to encourage participants from the academe not only in the city but the whole of the Visayas and Mindanao regions, and from the industry and business sectors to participate in the events, enrich their experiences, gain knowledge, skills and views on ICT. “This will be a good venue

for students to gain friendship with other participants and meet their future employers through a job fair, a good opportunity to reach prospective clients and strengthens customer-supplier relationships in these islands. “This year, we are expecting the usual support of the different institutions and ICT enthusiasts as they participate in this annual big event in the ICT field, with stress on information freedom and its implications on the roles and responsibilities of the users of the information highway,” Empig said. Meanwhile, the ICCF 2011 is part of the lined up monthlong activities of the Iligan City Fiesta Celebration this month. For more information about the fair, those interested may call the Office of the Dean, SCS, MSU-IIT at (063) 221-2002 or call Prof. Rolando L. Galucan, ICCF 2011 Chairperson at 09067712567, and email at iccf@g.msuiit. (pia 10)

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20th Mindanao Business Conference to focus on public-private partnerships PAGADIAN City––The Mindanao Business Conference, a key annual event aimed at strengthening trade and investment, will run from September 7 to 9 in Pagadian City. Now in its 20th year, “MinBizCon” is the premier platform in showcasing Mindanao’s investment opportunities and fostering a more competitive economic environment. “It’s where business leaders, policymakers and investors meet for the purpose of making Mindanao a better place in which to do business,” said Edwin Capili, vice president for Mindanao, of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). The conference is being organized by PCCI with support from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA); the local governments of Pagadian City and Zamboanga del Sur Province; the Departments of Trade and Industry, Tourism, and Agriculture; the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Growth with Equity in Min-

danao (GEM) Program; and other partners. “The focus this year will be on public-private partnerships, particularly in the tourism, infrastructure, mining and agribusiness sectors,” said Mercedes Lourdes Quisumbing, president of the event’s host organization, the Pagadian City-ZDS Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. “Mindanao has been buoyed by the competitiveness of its agricultural products in the export market,” said Sec. Luwalhati Antonino, chairperson of MinDA. “But to secure Mindanao’s place in the global economy, we have to achieve a higher level of regional economic integration—and in that regard public-private partnerships are crucial,” she added. Sec. Antonino will give a special presentation at the MinBizCon on government economic development priorities reflected in the “MinDA 2020 Agenda.” Plenar y sessions will highlight successful publicprivate models in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, and agricultural production.


eventually accommodate international flights. It was initially designed to address the rising passenger and cargo volume within the Cagayan de OroIligan C orridor growth area, which could no longer be ser ved over the long term by existing airports in Cagayan de Oro (Lumbia) and Lanao del Norte/Iligan (Balo-i). (Rene Michael D. Baños)

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shift in f inancing of the $13.8 million needed from a European creditor to the Korean Export-Import Bank which reportedly offered better terms. As the primary air gateway to Northern Mindanao, the Laguindingan airport will initially service domestic flights, but will


File No. D-2011-338 ‘Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act. 3135 as amended filed by Ruben Dy married to Rosalina K. Dy a resident of Iligan City, Philippines against (Purita G. Renido, Domingo G. Irvin and Esterieta Galarroza residents of Poblacion, Initao, Misamis Oriental) to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 26, 2011 amounts to P195,000.00 excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 20 OCT. 2011 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the entrance of the office of the Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine currency the following property with its improvements, to wit: PARCEL-1 TAX DECLARATION NO. G-008731 Boundaries: NORTH Lot 001 EAST Lots 002 SOUTH Initao River WEST Lot 010 CADASTRAL NO. 1512-C Cad 365 AREA 4,101 Square Meters LOCATION Kamelon, Initao, Misamis Oriental PARCEL-2 TAX DECLARATION NO. G-008734 BOUNDARIES: NORTH Lot 020, sec. 08 & PROV’L RD. EAST PROV’L RD. SOUTH FOREST ZONE & LOT 016 WEST Lot 020 & 025 CADASTRAL LOT NO. 909-RP CAD 365 AREA 33,620 Square Meters LOCATION Calacapan, Initao, Misamis Oriental PARCEL-3 TAX DECLARATION NO. G-008733 BOUNDARIES: NORTH Lot 008, sec. 08, Initao River EAST Lot 002 SOUTH PROV’L RD, WEST PROV’L RD, CADASTRAL LOT NO. 909-F PLS 616-D AREA 2,200 Square Meters LOCATION Calacapan, Initao, Misamis Oriental ‘Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. ‘In the event the auction should not take place on the said date it shall be held immediately on the next day without further notice. ‘August 11, 2011. (Sgd.) NORBERTO F. LABIS Sheriff IV

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Capili said that following MinBizCon tradition, the PCCI will present the Mindanao Business Policy Agenda to President Benigno Aquino at the close of the conference. The formulation of the policy recommendations contained in the Agenda was initiated through broadbased regional consultations held earlier this year by PCCI in the cities of Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos, in collaboration with MinDA and USAID-GEM. Later, at a series of roundtables held in Manila, Min-

danao business leaders and Cabinet officials fine-tuned these recommendations —as well as private sector commitments-- aimed at improving key business sectors. The presentation to the President will also include a review of the status of resolutions submitted in last year’s business policy agenda. “To draw more investment into Mindanao, we are showing that the region’s concerns are being heard and addressed at the national level,” Capili said. The Mindanao Business

Conference is the largest of the five area conferences organized by PCCI. The others are held in North Luzon, South Luzon, the National Capital Region and the Visayas, leading up to the annual Philippine Business Conference. “We are also looking forward to showing MinBizCon participants the best that Zamboanga del Sur has to offer, particularly in agricultural production,” said Quisumbing. “Our city government is eager to attract firms engaged

in mango, banana and coconut processing.” The conference side events will include a trade fair highlighting the products of the Zamboanga peninsula provinces, as well as tours to lake and mountain resorts near Pagadian City, Quisumbing said. The city is less than an hour by land from Ozamis City’s RO-RO port, and within easy reach of Cebu and Bohol by ferry. There are regular commercial flights to Pagadian from Manila and Cebu.

The tradition of bringing home pasalubong The tradition of bringing home pasulubong is inherent in the Filipino. It brings families, relatives, and friends closer together. For parents, it is almost a sin to forget that prized pasalubong for their children. OFW’s never forget to bring home chocolates, toys, clothes, and more. Pinoy travelers never miss out on haggling for unique souvenirs to bring to friends. Negros Navigation and SuperFerry, recognizing this important Filipino tradition, launched its Crazy Tawad Sale ticket promo. For P450 one can travel to Visayas and taste Guima-

ras mangoes. For P750 one can enjoy the tuna of General Santos or visit the prime destinations in Mindanao. Because Negros Navigation and SuperFerry understand how important it is for travelers to bring home pasalubong, passengers are now given a whopping 75 kilos of free baggage allowance. Now one c a n br i ng home baskets of lanzones from Cagayan de Oro, box- call their hotlines: (02) 554- es of piaya from Bacolod, 87-77 and (02) 528-70-00 and and loads of durian from or check out their websites: ph. Davao. For information about the latest promos of Negros Navigation and SuperFerry, NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late BELINO A. CABAwho passed away on February 8, 2000, left parcels of land 1.) Lot interested passengers may CUNGAN 2914 – C of Subdivision plan, (LRC) Psd 106673, being a portion of lot 2914,



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Cagayan Cadastre LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1561); situated at in the Dist. Of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro; containing an area of 9,310. 2.) A parcel of land (Portion of Lot # 11988- C-15 and Lot No. 11987-C-15) situated at Lumbo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an area of 8,382. 3.) A parcel of land (portion only of Lot 12000, Cad- 237 of Cagayan Cadastre) situated at Lumbo, Alubijid Misamis Oriental, containing an area of 7,244, are under EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON in favor to SUSAN D. CABACUNGANAMIGO, of legal age, married and a resident of Cabacungan Compound, Maris De Lara St., Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City and ANNALIE D. CABACUNGAN, of legal age, single and a resident of Cabacungan Compound, Maris De Lara St., Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, are the Legitimate children and heirs of BELINO A. CABACUNGAN, under Notary of Atty. Sol Felito G. Duarte as per Doc. No. 325, Page No. 65, Book No. 31, Series of 2011. BWM AUG. 22, 29 & SEPT. 5, 2011

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Bill regulating use of plastic bags approved l Co-author Rufus Rodriguez emphasizes safety of ecosystem CONGRESS – Championing the cause of safety for the nation’s ecosystem, Cag. de Oro 2nd Dist rep Rufus Rodriguez has been elated that House Bill 4840, (to be known as the Plastic Bag Regulation Act of 2011) which he co-authored, has been approved. “The State must ensure that contaminants to the environment, such as plastic and plastic bags, be prevented from being introduced into the ecosystem,” said Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the said Bill which would regulate

the use of plastic bags and establish a recovery system to reduce their volume in the environment, landfills and waterways. House Bill 4840 requires operators of commercial establishments to provide biodegradable plastic bags to consumers and to establish an in-store recovery program that will give customers opportunity to return used plastic bags to establishments where the plastic bags originated. HB 4840 also requires that a logo showing it is a biodegradable plastic or the words saying “Please return

to any store for recycling” be printed or displayed on the plastic bag. The bill mandates the placement of a plastic bag recovery bin at each store or cluster of stores, which shall be visible and accessible to the

CAGAYAN DE ORO City 2nd dist. Representative told media here early this week that the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the proposed lemon law or a measure strengthening consumer protection in the purchase of brand new motor vehicles, which he co-authored. House Bill 4841, will provide the consumers with relief upon purchase of brand

new vehicles with factory defects that substantially impairs their use and safety through a refund of the full value of these vehicles. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez says the Lemon law of 2011 will define the parameters in handling consumer complaints involving brand new vehicles. Recent studies revealed that out of the 100,000 cars sold every year; about 100 vehicles have factory defects.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) says that complaints from car buyers are generally resolved through mediation because of the absence of a legislated mechanism wherein remedies are available for the aggrieved consumer and the manufacturer or vehicle dealer. Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Protection Law provides for the protection of consumers from

customers. The Local Government Units (LGUs) are given the primary responsibility to decrease the percentage of plastic bag wastes produced within their respective territorial jurisdictions. They shall

be tasked to collect, recycle and dispose of all plastic bags recovered by the stores. Rep. Oscar Malapitan (1st District, Caloocan City), principal author of the bill, said “the recovery system will lead citizens to exert effort and give their due share in protecting the environment by bringing used plastic bags to stores and commercial establishments which in turn shall provide the logistics for recovery of these plastic shopping bags.” HB 4840 requires the phase out of non-biodegradable plastic bags within three years from the effectivity of

the measure. “The phase-out of plastic bags is a practical contribution to the collective efforts of solving the country’s environmental problems,” said Rep. Aurelio Gonzales (3rd District, Pampanga), also a co-author of the measure. Those who violate the proposed Act shall be fined P100,000 for the first offense, P250,000 for the second offense and P500,000 for the third offense. A fourth offense would mean a fine of P750,000 and automatic revocation of the business permit of the establishment.

scheming manufacturers and defective products but it doesn’t deal with the problem of defective brand new vehicles. Rodriguez says that RA 7394 gives the Department of Health (DOH) jurisdiction with respect to food, drugs, cosmetics, devices and substances, the Department of Agriculture (DA), products related to agriculture; and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with respect

to other consumer product not specified under the first two jurisdictions. Under the bill, if the manufacturer or distributor is not able to correct the defects of the vehicle after four separate repair attempts, the buyer may invoke his right to have the whole amount he paid for the car refunded. The proposed lemon law will cover a 12-month period or the first 20,000 kilometers mileage, whichever

comes first. During the Lemon Law rights period, the consumer can report any nonconformity with the standards and specifications of the manufacturer, distributor, authorized dealer, or retailer, and pursue any right provided for under this Act, according to Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora-Apsay (1st District, Compostela Valley) who principally authored the Bill.


Trivia, Guess Who? Sudoko, Cross Word, Puzzle. The business corner also highlights the famous Quotes and Lines in Business and the Photos (activities, officers and teachers of the college handling Business & Accountancy Program. A Raffle Draw will be also conducted and a Movie Marathon for all the students to watch. The known Business Club of Business & Accountancy Program like ACE, ENTREP and JPIA and FS Students will showcase food products that they made and sell them with souvenir items. Through this business activity the students will be prepared for the actual buying and selling of products in the real market later on in life. On September 6, there will be an Open Contest to be participated by all Clubs like : Poster Making, Impromptu Speech, Easy Writing and General Knowledge. September 7 is a scheduled Business Workshop at the AVR room of Lourdes College. September

8 and 9 are the continuum of Students’ Business Activities, and September 10, will be the big night for the Awarding Ceremonies followed by “A Cat Walk-Fashion Show” together with a Show Choir and the Awarding of Raffle Draw and Supa Dance. The Lourdes College Business Week celebration is under the supervision of the dynamic Business and Accountancy Program dean Ferdinand A. Rodriquez, CPA, assisted by Rhandy Oyao, CPA; Anthony Ly Dagang, head of IT Program, Annieren CasimeroProgram president, with Nora P. Cabeltes, the dean of Students Affairs. The Program is geared towards preparing the students to become competitive and be adept in the field of business, accounting and information technology. The program and its grandiose celebration is also through the support and guidance of Lourdes College president, Sr. Maria Nora R. Joson, RVM. Kudos.


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from page 14 Picture-guessing game (Movie Category) and the Eat Me, If you like? The Fruit Category game. Get Me Game and Message Relay. From 9:30AM to 12Noon, the following games will officially start: Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Footsal, Chess, Chinese Checket, Scrabble, Patintero, Chinese Garter and local games like Takyan and Piko. The SPORFEST will be highlighted with the Search for Mr. and Ms. Business and Accountancy 2011 and the awarding ceremonies. On September 5, the Business Week 2011 celebration will be highlighted with the Cutting of Ribbon of the Business Corner of Lourdes College wherein collage and latest information of the following will be displayed: Who’s Who in the Business Like: Top Ten Millionaire, Top Performing Businesses of 2010, What; the Latest Business?, Business


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Zambo-Sibugay is grand champ in CDO’s Folkloric dance tilt By Joe Palabao Feature Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– In the recently concluded prestigious Folkloric Dance Competition: “Plowtawo” and Dance Showcase, the contingent from the province of Zamboanga Sibugay bagged the Grand Champion award besting all other contingents from Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City. The Sibugay group interpreted a folkloric and “plowtawo” dance origin of Fuerte de la Concepcion Y del Truinfo/Port Pilar of Ozamiz City. Port Del Pilar is an old Spanish Fort (Cotta) built in 1756 to protect the region from marauding pirates, and is situated only a few meters from the wharf. The cotta has been the object of pilgrimage of devotees from all parts of the country,

contingent also won a special award from LBC as Best in Music with an additional of P5,000 cash prize. The Zamboanga Sibugay contingent has the full support of provincial governor Rommel Jalosjos who came all the way from Zamboanga to witness the dance competition. The competition will help promote the ongoing development and tourism biodiversity of the province. The contingent is also preparing to join the forthcoming SINULOG 2012 in Cebu. All the contingents received certificates of appreciation while the nonwinners received consolation prizes of P10,000 each. Each group interpreted with grace the dance movements based on folklores and history of Plowtawo. The other participants

particularly every July 16, its Feast Day. With the mesmerizing and folkloric dance movements swaying to the beating of the drums, Zamboanga Sibugay got the nod of the judges coming from the academe of sociological and anthropological disciplines. Their performance matched to the concept of the dance competition. As the Grand Champion, the province received P250,000 cash plus trophy and P10,000 cash from LBC for the Best in “Plowtawo” special award. Barangay Gusa of Cagayan de Oro City was 1st Runner Up with a whooping prize of P200,000 and a trophy and St. Peter’s College of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental grabbed the 2nd Runner Up spot with P150,000 cash prize plus trophy. St. Peter’s College

were: Talisay National High School of Gingoog City, Barangay Lapasan, Barangay Bugo and the Misamis Oriental Institute of Science and Technology (MOIST). This year’s Folkloric Dance Festival is under the auspices of Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., with the leadership of its president Ruben Vegafria and Committee Chair for Competition Ms. Eileen San Juan. With whooping prizes, Promote CDO again made a remarkable accomplishment in staging this year’s prestigious Dance Competition and earmarked a Folkloric Festival of Festivals showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Northern Mindanao. Promote CDO, Inc., then is promoting the tourism biodiversity of the Cagayan de Oro City and the region as well. Kudos.

Seven budding Cebu models extol GT

GT Cosmetics Manufacturing has introduced online this month four young and pretty Cebuanas and three male models who consider possessing beautiful skin important not only in modelling but also as young confident professionals. The seven – Alyssa Neri, Nicole Dionela, Maricris Hetutua, Edzel Pegg y, R hamric Simpron, Mark Calog and Raymund Negapatan – joined a GT Cosmetics photo shoot at Club Ultima last June 2011, said Doris Mongaya, managing director of PRworks Inc. The photographs of the seven models were officially posted at the Facebook page “GT & Me” at and at PRworks Online at www. This is one way for GT Cosmetics to depict what happens in real life especially with today’s generations who often take skincare for granted. GT Cosmetics is here to remind young people that they are here to help them out with their skin needs through nature’s way, said GT Cosmet-

ics Manufacturing owner Engr. Leonora Salvane. PRworks Inc. that handles publicity for the Cebu-based GT Cosmetics Manufacturing for four years now arranged the photo shoot in an effort to look for models who found using GT Cosmetics as nature’s way to beautiful skin. “GT Carrot soap is better than the soap I used to have. It doesn’t make my skin dry or flaky. I am very happy with my GT Carrot soap,” said Alyssa Neri, currently on her senior year as a Nursing student in UCBanilad. Although Neri has been very much active in their school events organized by their department, she never fails to take care of her skin with her GT Carrot soap that she uses to maintain a flawless skin. A sophomore student of Marketing in USC, Nicole Dionela dreams of having her own business after she graduates. Often mistaken for having a foreign blood, Nicole Dionela is pure Filipina and a true-blue Cebuana.

“I rea lly recommend GT Cosmetics to my family and even classmates. As a model, having my skin well taken care of is essential to me. I don’t have to worry if I get exposed under the sun because before I leave home for school, I have my Gandang Tunay regimen done,” Dionela said. As a volunteer nurse in a local hospital, Maricris Hetutua loves going to the beach with her family and friends as a way of relieving stress. “When I learned that GT Cosmetics has different products that can help different skin needs, I was very much interested with the GT Sunblock SPF 15. It’s just what I need everytime I go out plus it isn’t difficult to apply on my skin.” Edzel Pegg y, a freshman HRM student at SouthWestern University, uses GT Carrot soap for her young skin to maintain its fresh-looking while it removes dark spots on her face. “As I’m in my teenage years, I often go through having pimples on my face, but GT Carrot soap is effective in removing them leaving no

scars.” But who says skin care is a highly feminine routine only? Grooming too is very essential to men. Males deserve to have their skin taken cared of and can definitely maintain a nightly or daily regimen. Rhamric Simpron, a dance choreographer and manager of D2K dance crew and an agent in JP Morgan Chase & Co. have said, “GT Cosmetics is really effective. Thanks so much! When I started using it on the first 2 days, I can already see the difference. My skin (face) has tightened. I am using Clarifiance, Bleaching Cream and Carrot soap. My face has reddened a bit like I am mestizo. Haha! It is really amazing because I am getting the skin that I need!” Mark Calog, a call center agent in Convergys, agrees with Simpron. He too uses the GT Carrot soap and Clarifiance regularly especially that he needs to make his skin healthy even if he works on a graveyard shift. “I really recommend GT products to my work colleagues!”

Coal plant...

industrialized zone (Binugao is currently classified as a protected medium industrial and protected open space easement). The reclassification included the site of the proposed 300-megawatt coal plant. He said that loss of fresh water supply is the same reason that discouraged him to support the present coal-plant project. “I am sorry to delay the project but there are things that need to be addressed,”

Duterte added. Duterte explained that he was made to understand earlier that only sea water will be used by the plant in cooling down its generators. It was only later that Aboitiz Power Corp (project proponent) bared the coal plant will require a lot of fresh water. (Based on Aboitiz data, once the coal plant operates, more than half a million cubic meters of water will be used per

year to cool down its generators.) “Aboitiz would be drawing fresh ground water to run the power plant and not sea water as I had been made to believe, Duterte revealed. Toril’s Binugao area, sits on one of the city’s known aquifers. Duterte said the problem why he is now apprehensive to give support to the project “ was that Aboitiz never said

would be accelerated and result in big investments for SBMA. HHIP is also looking at setting up all other support industries for the platform project to be housed in Subic.” Arreza added that the SBMA will seek the continued expansion of all ports within the Subic economic zone to allow for an increase in cargo volumes. He added that he wants the same for all ports located in Batangas and this could be done by deferring the proposed expansion of ports located in Manila. “What we need is to ra-

tionalize the national policy by suspending the development and expansion of Manila ports in order to give Subic and Batangas a chance to get enough cargo and vessel traffic,” Arreza said. “This is the only way we can entice direct callers to come to Subic and cargo owners to use the Freeport, otherwise facilities would remain underutilized. We can’t incentivize shipping lines just to come to Subic as operating costs would still be higher” since cargo volumes are not there, he added. Arreza also stated that expanded the Manila ports

may not be a good thing now as it will worsen traffic in and around the area. “Even with existing capacity, vehicular traffic outside the port is already heavy and expected to get heavier once new capacity goes online since road developments are not at par with developments being introduced at the port.” “Based on our calculations of the current capacity of Manila ports, including new capacity being introduced by the terminals, it will take at least 10 years before the terminals reach full capacity,” he added.

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forthcoming crisis on electric energy supply. He said it is “… a different matter when the fresh water of Davao will… be compromised.” Fearing the loss of fresh water in Binugao, Duterte earlier ordered the suspension of a city council resolution which approved the reclassification of the area into an

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C a g ay a n d e O ro p l a nt (Southern Philippines) is on hold and that the company will instead focus on its Subic yard while waiting for results of its engineering, procurement and construction bid for Phase 2 of the Malampaya natural gas project. “Even before the Malampaya II project, HHIP already expressed their intention to expand their yard in Subic,” Arreza stressed. “ How e v e r, w i t h t h e Malampaya project, we now expect that the expansion

Pretty and Free. Female GT Cosmetics image models (from left) Nicole Dionela, Alyssa Neri, Maricris Hetutua, and Edzel Peggy enjoy themselves at Club Ultima. For the four pretty Cebuanas, possessing great skin is about being beautiful as a woman, not about making one attractive to men.

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BusinessWeek Metro CDO 18 September 5-11, 2011 Philippines’ first River to Sea Duck Tours take to the waters in Cagayan de Oro


By Mike Baños

CAGAYAN de Oro City – The same group which brought Mindanao the distinction of having Asia’s longest dual zipline could be bringing the country’s first ever Duck tours by next month. “We are now in the process of obtaining the necessary permits so we can start commercial operations of our LARC V amphibian for the Oro River DUCKTOURS,” said Engr. Elpidio M. Paras, president of UC-1 Corporation. “We are now doing our sea trials and everything is Ok except for some minor issues.” The refurbished 32-seat military amphibious vehicle was one of the highlights of the August 27 Kagay-an Festival Golden Float Parade. “We are installing radios, sonar, GPS, life vests, safety gear and back up electric bilge pumps,” Mr. Paras said. “We will be doing the river trials as soon as we can build the concrete ramps to the river and in Macabalan shore.” UC-1 Corporation is the operator of the Dahilayan

Nature Park in Manolo Fortich Bukidnon, famous for its Zipzone which boasts of Asia’s longest dual zipline at 840 meters and Great White Water Rafting Tours, one of the city’s white water rafting outfitters. In a letter of intent submitted earlier to the Cagayan de Oro City Government, Mr. Paras said the proposed Cagayan River and Harbor Duck Tours would use highly modified US military surplus amphibious Duck vehicles which can carry 25-30 passengers in an open sightseeing configuration similar to the Duck Tours now operating in London, Singapore, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and Dubai. Outfitted with the mandated water safety and rescue equipment, passengers would be treated to a tour of the city’s historical landmarks such as the City Hall, St. Augustine Cathedral, Plaza Divisoria, Xavier University highlighted by a thrilling splash down in Cagayan River and simulated amphibious landing on the shores of Macajalar Bay at the MacArthur Marker in Maca-

Oro River Duck Tours presents the Philippines first amphibious tour vehicle M/V General Ducklass Macartour, a LARC V Amphibian manufactured for the US Army during the Vietnam War. It will take tourists on a tour of historical sites in Cagayan de Oro including Cagayan River and Macajalar Bay. balan Port. Ducks were amphibious a mphibious trucks cou ld tour vessel is not WWII vin “Like what we did with vehicles developed during transport goods and troops tage but a later model manuDahilayan Nature Park and World War II by the US Armed over land and water and cross- factured for the US Army Great White Water Rafting Forces to land personnel and ing beaches for amphibious during the Vietnam war. It is a Tours, we plan to engage our cargo in places where docks landings. A modification of LARC V Amphibian manufacriverside barangays to estab- had been destroyed or non- the two-ton or “deuce” trucks tured by Consolidated Diesel, lish landing destinations to existent. used by the US military in with an all wheel drive train, entertain our passengers and Code named DUKW (D World War II, they played a aluminum hull, 300Hp diesel boost economic activities and indicates a vehicle designed in key role in allied landings in engine, with fully redundant tourism in their respective lo- 1942, U for utility or amphibi- the European and Pacific the- bilge pumps and a five ton calities,” Mr. Paras said. “Our ous, K for all-wheel drive and atre of operations but are now cargo capacity. IT is is similar ducks and crews would also W for two powered rear axles), uses mainly as tourist craft in to those used for similar Ducktours in Singapore, Australia be made available for rescue and colloquially known as marine environments. during times of calamities.” “ducks”, the six-wheel drive However, the UC-1 Duck- and Malaysia.

Primavera residences launches model unit

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for having the confidence to venture into high-end residences in our Uptown,” Mayor Emando said. “Mindanao must be given preference in investments for housing and we thank Mr. Nati and Mr. Tagliaferri for choosing Cagayan de Oro over other locations in the Philippines for their project.” For his part, Mr. Tagliaferri said the Italian Embassy’s presence during the opening rites is an acknowledgement of Mr. Nati’s pioneering venture in Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao. With the presence of Primavera in the city, he said this may be the start of the gradual influx of Italian tourists and businessmen into the area. Mr. Diaz, in town to inaugurate with Junior Chamber International (JCI) the “Isang Litrong Liwanag” project for the urban poor of Lapasan, again graced the affair to show


his support for the eco-friendly initiatives espoused by Primavera. MyShelter Foundation is the major sponsor of Design Against the Elements (DAtE) global design competition held earlier this year where Mr. Nati won a Special Energy Award for his design. Mr. Diaz expressed satisfaction with the passive design elements of Primavera which are designed to reduce its carbon footprint by decreasing the demand for electricity of its occupants. Architect Romolo V. Nati, president and CEO of Italpinas, said the one-bedroom model unit is intended to give potential condominium unit buyers a first-hand feel of their future home. Primavera Residences is designed by ITA Project, an award winning architectural firm based in Rome, Italy with Mr. Nati as chief architect. It has won several international awards for its eco-friendly designs. Interested parties wishing to visit the showroom and take a first hand view of the construction site can contact tel. no. or email gladys. You can also visit their website at www.

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KUMBIRA 2011 showcased Mindanao’s best culinary artists


Texts by Joe Palabao | Photos by ROLANDO SUDARIA

September 5-11, 2011


Carmen Hill, CDO, Tel. No.722791 to93/858-4537

AGAYAN de Oro City––For three amazing and spectacular days, from August 17, 18 and 19, 2011, at the Atrium, Limketkai Center this city, an estimated seventy thousand (70,000) people, spectators, guests, participants, exhibitors and competition judges from all over the country, witnessed Kumbira 2011 which showcased the best culinary talents in Mindanao.

Now on its 15th year, Kumbira in Cagayan de Oro is the longest running culinary show in the country today. Culinary experts from all over the country now consider, the annual Kumbira as the country’s grandest, the most prestigious culinary show to watch every 3rd week of August of each year. Kumibra 2011- an annual Culinary Festival held only in Cagayan de Oro gave birth and impetus to the 5-year old prestigious National Food Showdown which is held in Manila every year. The Food Showdown brings in from all over the Philippines the best Chefs in the country. Annually, Kumbira always brings in the Best Chefs to compete in this prestigious culinary competition. Mindanao Student and Professional Chefs always bring back home the bacon after each competition. Records showed that last year’s Kumbira 2010 brought in to this city, eighteen thousand (18,000) spectators from all over the country. This year is a record breaking high of 70,000 crowd and spectators for Kumbira 2011. There were only 602 participants last year compared to 752 participants this year. Kumbira 2011 has a total of forty six (46) participating schools this year for live competitions compared to only thirty five (35) last year. This year, there were 18 participating establishments compared to only 15 last year for live competitions. In an interview, Ms. Nelia Lee, pioneer and pillar of COHARA of the Dynasty Court and Hotel and who is also the IPP & KUMBIRA Ways and Means/Finance Committee chairperson, told Business Week Mindanao that KUMBIRA is the only Culinary Event in the country wherein all the country’s Best Chefs, Executive Directors of Culinary Institute and owners of known restaurants in the country gather in Cagayan de Oro as one to judge the prestigious competition. A venue she says that is very difficult for them to be one but for COHARA-KUMBIRA they are gathered as one. Ms. Nelia Lee is also a Director of Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP) representing Mindanao. KUMBIRA 2011 Grand Winner is BIGBY’S CAFÉ & RESTAURANT, a consistent

Culinary Champion for the nth time, followed by MISSY BON BON Bread and Ice Cream Haus as 1st Runner Up and the Dynasty Court Hotel Chinese Restaurantone of the finest restaurants in Cagayan de Oro as 2nd Runner Up. For the student category, the Grand Champion and a runaway winner was Lourdes College, 1st Runner Up-Tagoloan Community College and 2nd Runner UpLiceo de Cagayan University. For Mindanao Chef Wars Professional Category-Grand Winner went to La Vetta Wine Bar & Restaurant for Modern Food and Grand Winner for the student category was Liceo de Cagayan University for Modern Filipino cuisine using tableya. Both La Vetta Wine Bar & Restaurant and LDCU will represent Mindanao in the upcoming National Food Showdown on September 17-18, 2011 at World Trade Center Manila. Silver Medal went to Bigby’s, Bronze Medal to Missy Bon Bon Breadshop and Diploma went to Xavier Sports & Country Club and IEP Catering. New player in the hotel industry N Hotel bagged diploma, silver and gold in the following professional categories: Cake Decorating, the Filipino Carver, Unilever’s Signature DouWestern Sauces and FOODSOLUTIONS’ SOOO PINOY Dessert Buffet, Creative Pina Dessert, and the NESTLE Professional’s Supreme Fried Rice Challenge. Meanwhile, KORESCO Hotel bagged the Silver Medal Award for Unilever’s Foodsolutions’ SOOO Pinoy and a diploma in Creative Pina Dessert. The VIP Hotel-a Silver in Cold Meat Platter, Bronze in the Filipino Carver with Siam Thai Cuisine, a diploma in the Main Course-Professional. New player-Monster Kitchen


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

Inc., bagged a Silver in Cake Decorating, Gold in Creative Cake Decorating and a Silver in Creative Pina DessertProfessional. Kudos also to all the participating schools from all over the country like the Oceana Center for Culinary Arts-SMX Pasay City, Center for Culinary Arts-Main in Katipunan, Quezon City, St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan Samar, Sultan Kudarat State University and the many state universities and colleges from Mindanao who participated in the event. Capturing moment of KUMBIRA 2011 earmarked a significant spot in the competition. A Food Event Photo Competition. It highlighted best food gourmet and cuisine of the competition. Champion for the Food Category was Andelson R. Dela Vega followed by Earlwin M Antonio, 2nd place and 3rd place went of Michael Teng. For the Event Category Winner the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place went to Jennifer Alice A. Radke who captured in her lenses the food with precise angle in cuisine and beauty. Kumbira 2011- a Food Festival in the country today was brought to us by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) and Co-Presented by NESTLE PROFESSIONAL supported by the Department of Tourism 10, Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Phil. (HRAP), also brought to us by Unilever Food Solutions-inspiration every day, Natures Spring, Limketkai Center, Star Ads, F & B World-Hinge Inquirer, Purefoods Hormel, Magnolia Inc., Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), with Allied Sponsors: Slers Ham & Café, Philippine Ostrich & Crocodile Farm, Shellan, La Germania, Pryce Gas, Phil. Bartenders League-CDO Chapter, Sam-

sung by Solidmark, Parasat Cable TV, Remantec Corporation, Desmark Corporatio, Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc., PLDT-PhilCom, Oro Kleene, Mandaue Foam, Centrex Corporation, GSM Blue, Torani Philippines and Media Partners: Business Week Mindanao, Sunstar CDO, Goldstar Daily, Mlello Touch, DXCCRMN, Campus Radio, Easy Rock and Bombo Radio. Twenty (20) distinguished Board of Judges were judging the world class event starting with the Chairman-Chef Norbert Gandler-the Executive Director for Culinary Education/Owner of the International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management-ISCAHHM; Chef Colin Mackay-Chef/Owner, Sala Bistro & People’ Palace; Mr. Cluade Tayag-Handy Chef Filipino Painter, Sculptor Furniture Design; Chef Carsten Radke-Executive Chef, La Vetta Wine Bar & Restaurant; Chef Alejandro Daza-Chef/ columnist-DPI; Chef Juan Miguel Gaston-GM Gruppo Uma Food Corporation & Co-Chair, Judges & Appeals Committee, National Food Showdown; Mr. Jaime Arturo Viola-Senior VP-Catering Services PAL; Chef Ian Mackenzie-Executive Chef of Philippine Airlines; Chef Eduardo Tuazon-Executive Corporate Chef of Marco Polo Davao; Chef Dietmar Dietrich-Executive Corporate Chef of Belcris Foods; Mr. Raul Ramos-Director for Operations, Restaurant 9501; Chef Myrna Segismundo-VP Managing Director, Restaurant 9501 and Overall Chair-National Food Showdown; Chef Josefina Sincioco-Chef Patron, Chef Jessie Rockwell Club; Ms. Penk Tan-Proprietress Pastry Bin; Ms. Stephanie Zubiri-Edior-in-chief, Olive Magazine; Ms. Michaela Fenix Makabenta-Food Writer & Editor; Ms. Anne Marie Ozaeta-Editor-in-chief, Food Magazine; Ms. Ma. Cristina Encarnacion-Editor-in-chief, Whereat Cebu; Ms. Eleanor Nilo-Executive Housekeeper, Heritage Hotel Manila and Ms. Nancy Reyest LumenTV Host of “For the Pinoy Foodie”. KUMBIRA in Cagayan de Oro City is now AN ANNUAL FOOD FESTIVAL in the Philippines and is gaining recognition and prestige nationwide, and is no also gaining global attention.

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

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

Hotel Conchita

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

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

Country Village Hotel

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

Southwinds Hotel

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

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel 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

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

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:

Cagayan Riverview Inn

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

Chali Beach Resort

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

Nature Pensionne

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

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

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

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

Miami INN

Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen , CDO Tel No. 858-1901, 72-52-79


Brgy san Juan, Gingoog City Tel No. (088) 861-3044

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

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