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Sun’s unli remains

SUN Cellular will continue to offer unli voice and text services even after PLDT completes its investment in Digitel Inc., Sun’s parent company, PLDT President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno said. “Our intention is to maintain Sun’s current offers and further improve them. One clear opportunity is mobile broadband,” Nazareno said. “Leveraging the combined networks of PLDT, Smart and Sun, we plan to expand the reach and raise the quality of mobile broadband services for Sun subscribers. This is in line with our Internet for All advocacy.” Some quarters had raised concerns that PLDT’s investment into Digitel would lead to the end of Sun’s unli offers. “That’s not going to happen. There is a market for unli services and we intend to be the best in serving that market,” Nazareno said.

Shang Properties buys Phinma bdgs.

SHANG PROPERTIES, Inc., the listed real estate development arm of Malaysia’s Kuok Group, bought buildings and lots from a Phinma Corp. unit for more than P600 million, a disclosure filed on Friday with the local bourse showed. “The issuer’s subsidiary, Shang Property Developers, Inc. has agreed with Asian Plaza, Inc. and Asian Plaza I Condominium Corp. to acquire [the two companies’] real properties consisting of a condominium project including building and parcels of land located at the corner of Gil Puyat Ave., Tordesillas street and H.V. dela Costa street, Makati City,” Shang Properties said. Officials from both companies could not be immediately reached to elaborate. “The total purchase price for the transaction is P615 million,” Shang Properties added.

AMLA amendments

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill strengthening the anti-money laundering law to make it compliant with international standards and a more effective tool against terror financing. The passage of the measure came as both chambers of Congress were investigating allegations of massive corruption in the Armed Forces involving “conversion” of hundreds of millions of pesos in budgetary allocations by generals and military finance officers. The House has wrapped up its probe on the matter while a parallel investigation in the Senate is still ongoing. House Bill 4275, personally pushed by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., declares terrorism and terrorist financing, human trafficking, sexual exploitation of children, corruption, bribery, forgery and environmental crime as unlawful activities.

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FTER making great strides during the last decade to become Mindanao’s largest regional economy, Northern Mindanao is showing signs of recovery following a hiccup in 2009 and despite the recent setback suffered by Japan, the third largest importer of Philippine products.

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Northern Mindanao remains the largest economy in Mindanao.

After rising from 4.4 in 2005 to 7.7 percent in 2007, the gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth dropped to 5.2 in 2008 and further to 2.9 percent in 2009, still good enough to make it the fifth fastest growing regional economy in the latter year.

Regional economies slowed down from 2007 to 2009 but is expected to be back on track this year.

During a media forum held March 30, the National Economic and Development Authority regional office said there are encouraging signs pointing to a recovery to attain the target of 4.5 to 5 percent growth in the Gross Regional Domestic Product

(GRDP) for 2010. Clark Y. Clarete, NEDA-X Knowledge Management Division Chief, said agriculture recorded the largest expansion in recent years, inflation was down significantly, growth of See TARGETS TARGETS/p.17 /p.17

BSP to infuse P2.5 billion to coop banks By BENCYRUS G. ELLORIN, Contributor

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be infusing P2.5-billion to strengthen the country’s cooperative banking industry. “The BSP rehabilitation fund will come as preferred shares in selected cooperative banks that are stable,” Ating Koop party list Rep. Isidro Q. Lico said during the 22nd General Assembly of the Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and northern Bukidnon chapter of the Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperatives (PFCCO).

ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN. This kid seemed enjoying the drizzle amid the pile of rubber tires in a slum area. Despite the perceived slowdown in economic activity this year, Northern Mindanao remains resilient and within its growth target, the National Economic and Development Authority in Region 10 said. PHOTO BY MIO CADE

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Coca-Cola’s Mindanao plant nears completion

By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO, Correspondent

DAVAO City––Aboitiz Power Corp. will generate internally the entire P25 billion it needs to set up the proposed 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city, Manuel M. Orig, Aboitiz Power first vice-president for Mindanao, said. Aboitiz Power plans to put up a coal plant to complement See PLANT PLANT/p.23 /p.23

COCA-COLA, the biggest softdrink company in the country, is expected to start full-blast operation of its Misamis Oriental plant in a couple of months as construction is already nearing completion. said that its Misamis Oriental bottling plant, which is part of its $1-billion five year investment commitment, is nearing completion. In a statement, Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines chief executive officer Bill Schultz said that the new plant in Villanueva town is part of the company’s $1-billion five-year investment commitment in the country. Once completed, the plant will be one of Coca-Cola’s largest in the region and is

Aerial view of Coke’s Villanueva plant.

expected to generate significant employment opportunities in the area. “We remain committed to the Philippines, where we will celebrate 100 years in business in 2012, and uphold our confidence in See COMPLETION COMPLETION/p.19 /p.19


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NPC inks MOA with Lanao farmers on refo, agroforestry project ily Approach Contract for Reforestation (FACR) and ARAWI City––The National Power Agroforestry. Under the contract, the Corporation (NPC) through its NPC will afford the qualiWatershed Management Division- fied farmers with planting Mindanao Generation (WMD-MinGen) has materials and labor costs forged an agreement with qualified farmers for the establishment and within the watershed area in the two Lanao maintenance of their forest or fruit tree plantation for provinces. a period of three (3) years Both parties have recently protection and rehabilitation subject for extension when signed a memorandum of of the Lake Lanao Watershed warranted because of climatic agreement (MOA) on the by engaging into a Fam- conditions. By APIPA BAGUMBARAN, Contributor

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Mama D. Manonguiring, WMD-MinGen Manager, said the maximum area of land the qualified farmer could avail to develop is 10 (ten) hectares while the minimum area is 1 (one) hectare. He said the total contract cost for the reforestation plantation is P35,641.96 per hectare while the agroforestry plantation costs P19,237.50 per hectare. Their agreement provides

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that no advance payment or mobilization fee will be granted to the farmers since performance and services rendered by them shall be paid in accordance with a specified payment schedule. Furthermore, subcontracting any portion of the scope of work will not also be allowed. Manonguiring said they will be conducting monitoring and inspection every three (3) months and payments will be made only if the site preparation, planting, and maintenance pass is satisfactorily completed with at least 90% survival rate.

In case the survival rate is below 90%, the farmer shall shoulder the cost of seedling for the replacement of the seedling requirement to maintain the 90% allowed level of survival including the cost of labor for replacing, he added. He also urged the qualified farmers to religiously adhere to the agreement citing that the assistance project is being implemented only in the two Lanao provinces and Bukidnon. He likewise sought the support of all the residents in the area to help them save the Lake LanaoAgus River watershed area.

Bukidnon hospital set to undergo P25M expansion By RUBY LEONORA R. BALISTOY, Contributor

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MALAYBALAY City––Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of the hospital expansion at the south end of the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC) in Casisang, this city. The P25-million two-storey building design includes plans for a new pediatrics ward that adds nearly 1,300 sq. m. to its 5,300 sq. m. current facilities. “Our goal is to provide more rooms and facilities that set a new standard in children’s health care because

as the community grows, so does the need,” Sen. Zubiri said during the ceremony. Meanwhile, Provincial Government Department Head Marie Carmen Unabia said some components of the expansion include more waiting rooms, and private rooms for sick children, and the Outpatient Department (OPD) at the ground floor. “The biggest advantage, by far, will be additional space, which will allow for more advanced equipment and more efficiency in See HOSPITAL HOSPITAL/p.17 /p.17


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ROPERTY de- Davao, a senior execveloper ACM utive of the company Homes is mull- said Wednesday. “The operative word is ing raising as much as P1 billion ($23 considering.... We may raise to P1 billion,” Carolimillion) through its up na Osteria, co-founder and initial public offer- chief financial officer of ACM ing to finance new Homes, told reporters at a She said preparahousing projects and briefing. tions are underway for an plans to expand in initial public offering, with a the cities of Iloilo, share sale possible later this Cagayan de Oro and year.

“We’ll try in the second half,” Eduardo Francisco, president of BDO Capital & Investment Corp., told Dow Jones Newswires in a separate interview. BDO Capital has been tapped to underwrite ACM Homes’ public offer. Antonette de Guzman, president of ACM Homes, said prior to the IPO, the company will have to split its shares whose par value is now at P100 to make the offer See MULLS MULLS/p.8 /p.8

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XAVIER University (XU) and Pryce Corporation unveiled the construction of a student mall at the XU main campus. The project is called the Xavier University–Pryce Center for Entrepreneurship. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 29 at the lot between the Science Center and Agriculture Buildings, where the center will rise. Construction is expected to be completed this September. The facility will serve as a laboratory for emerging entrepreneurs. It will support the Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) of XU intended to initiate and nurture student-led and operated enterprises. “What you learn from your books is very much different from what is out there,” said XU President Fr Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ. He stressed the importance of having a facility where students can have actual hands-on experience in starting and running a business. The Xavier University– Pryce Center for Entrepreneurship will operate like a student business incubator. Students are eligible to apply to the SEP. Business ideas that will be accepted for incubation in the center will be provided with seed capital

alongside consultancy and advisory services, marketing assistance, technology development and business linkages. The student business owners will also be taught entrepreneurial values, business ethics, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. Around 13 four square meter shopping stalls will be available for the incubatees. The center will also be equipped with a training room for developing entrepreneurship modules and a business center complete with computer units, a telephone line and an internet connection. Students not just from Business courses but also from other fields like Engineering and Education have already started submitting proposals for business incu-

bation. “What we are sowing here, the ten talents that we have planted with your generosity will grow ten time more,” said Fr Villarin on the partnership with Pryce Corporation. Pryce Corporation Chairman and XU alumnus Salvador Escaño encouraged the students and the management of the center to come up with good business ideas. “A small town is a good breeding ground for entrepreneurs,” he shared. He lauded the contributions of entrepreneurs in generating employment for the community. Through the Xavier University–Pryce Center for Entrepreneurship, “the chances of producing real life entrepreneurs will be much greater,” Escaño said. –wire report

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ARIOUS sectors in the power industry in Mindanao will be submitting petition asking the Energy Regulatory Board to allow the National Power Corporation (Napocor) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) to unbundle electricity rates in Mindanao. The petition will be submitted by various groups individually and collectively to the Energy Regulatory Commission to compel it to order Napocor to file an application with the ERC for the unbundling of the rates in Mindanao into hydro, oil, geothermal, and coal components, with the rate for each component to be determined by the Return-onRate-Base (RORB) method. A copy of the petition ob-

tained by this paper alleges the National Power Corporation (Napocor) is now charging average rates of some P3.00 per kilowatt-hour (P3.00/ kWh) to their customers in Mindanao, although their cost of operating the hydroelectric power plants on the Agus and Pulangui rivers is less than one peso per kWh (P1.00/kWh). Thus, the petition claims the Napocor (now managed by PSALM) “bundled rates”

for electricity in Mindanao is P3.00 per kWh, while its costs in delivering electric supply from their oil-fueled power plants is more than P8.00/ kWh. As a result, the bundled rates in Mindanao make it appear that the price of electricity in is around P3.00/ kWh, compared to the minimum P5.00/kWh estimated prices of new power plants planned for construction in the island. The petition further argues that it is imperative in the interest of transparency to inform consumers about the true costs of electricity from the different types of power plants in Mindanao, and further, that they should be charged for supply from each type of power plant the

corresponding rate based on true cost of energy from that particular type of plant. Although numerous petitions have been filed by various groups with Napocor since 2009 on the unbundling of rates in Mindanao, none have been endorsed by the firm to the ERC for action, it was learned. The draft petition, prepared by the newly organized Association of Distribution Utilities in Northern Mindanao led by its president Melvyn D. Eballe, is also being endorsed by various other groups around the island such as Konsumanteng Kagay-anon, Lanao Power Consumers Federation and the Industrial Group of Zamboanga, Inc. (IGZI), among others. mike baños

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Kagay-anons up in arms over planned ‘renovation’ of Rizal Monument By MIKE BAÑOS

KAGAY-ANONS are raising a hue and cry over the planned renovation of the Rizal monument in Plaza Divisoria. “It has come to our knowledge that the city is planning to renovate the monument of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, so that the only remaining part of the existing one will be the statue of our national hero,” said Edmundo R. Chaves, Jr. in a letter to the city’s Historical Commission dated March 28, 2011. “ If this, in fact, is true it means that the historical landmark that was built in 1917 (96 years ago) is going to be destroyed in order to “modernize” our national hero’s monument. If this, in fact, is true we would like to register our objection and opposition in the strongest possible terms.” Chaves said they have received information that the city government headed by Mayor Vicente Y. Emano is planning to completely renovate the monument after A.Yuchengco and company, owners of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) reportedly offered to foot the bill as it has done so in several cities. Chaves wrote the letter in behalf of the heirs of Porferio Chaves and his wife, Fausta Vamenta, who donated the funds for the monument’s construction in June 19, 1917. “The 15-foot pedestal and marker in Spanish are part of the original monument,” Chaves said. “They are therefore part of the historical marker or relic. They should therefore remain part of the renovated monument.” He said the marker also lists the names of the original donors who contributed funds for the construction of the monument. “The original structure’s historical value must be preserved. I don’t understand why some people think new is better than old,” said U.S. based Kagay-anon Gwendolyn Ramos-Garcia, daughter of the late councilor Pureza Ramos who also later headed the Cagayan de Oro Historical Commission. “We have very few, almost nil, of such historical monuments and the administration thinks nothing of “obliterating” them. My goodness. Such wanton disregard of Cagayan’s few relics of the past needs to be addressed.” Roy C. Gaane, president and founder of Kagayanon International, a U.S. based association of Kagay-anons based overseas, was even more emphatic in an email addressed to Leonardo V. Solon, Jr., assistant vice president of RCBC who is also branch head of its Cagayan de Oro-Velez branch. “Without much ado, we are requesting RCBC to stop

this madness and move to convince the City that the Bank is changing its plan with regards to the “renovation” of the monument of Jose Rizal in Cagayan de Oro’s Plaza Divisoria, now known as the Golden Friendship Park,” Gaane said. However, should RCBC proceed to “descrate” the original monument, Gaane warned that Kagay-anons would vigorously campaign among their relatives, friends and to hundreds of thousands of fellow Kagay-anons to close their accounts with RCBC and stop others from opening accounts with your Bank. “We will ask other banks to finance our campaign against RCBC,” Gaane wrote. In his letter to the Historical Commission, Chaves argued: “Anything that is part and parcel of our history as a community, city or nation is not replaceable nor changeable, unless we rewrite our history. It becomes part of our heritage that our descendants have the right to enjoy and as our thanksgiving to the Almighty for His Providence. Not even an executive order or act of Congress can change our history.” Chaves also cited Republic Act No.4846 which aims to protect, preserve and respect historical landmarks, relics and structures as well as penalize anybody who violates it. Not the least, Chaves said the plan did not even offer the people of the city the courtesy of consultation, “especially those whose roots go back to the time of the early settlers, many of whom are the heirs of the donors.” “It is therefore incumbent upon the Historical Commission of this city to exert all effort in preventing the above plan to destroy part of our history, otherwise, there would not be any justification for the Commission’s existence,” Chaves said.


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NEDA-10 presents Normin economic performance, devt outlook NORTHERN Mindanao remains the biggest economy in Mindanao despite the slowdown experienced in 2008 and 2009. It also sustained its third highest per capita Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) nationwide next to the National Capital and the Cordillera regions. The real growth of 2.9 percent registered in 2009 was mostly from the agriculture sector which contributed 1.3 percentage points. For 2010, despite the El Niño phenomenon affecting the region in the first semester, signs of recovery were very evident in most indicators. Exports recovered well registering a 79 percent increase. Inflow of new investments as monitored by the DTI also increased by 44 percent. The vibrancy of the industrial activities, as well as, business and trade were manifested in the 19 percent increase in tax collections and in the 15 percent increase in the collection of customs duties. The agriculture sector also performed relatively better

despite the drop in production for some crops which are highly sensitive to drought. These and other information were presented to the media (print and TV) practitioners and government communicators by Engr. Cecilio Y. Clarete of the National Economic and Development Authority of Region X (NEDA-X) during the Media Forum held March 30, 2011 at the NEDA/RDC-X main conference room. With a highly resilient economy, the region is expected to make a quick rebound from the economic slowdown. GRDP growth will be modest for 2010 and 2011 at a range of 4.5–7 percent, but will accelerate in 2012 towards the end of 2016 within a range of 7-7.5 percent as more development projects and private investments are implemented. The regional economy will also continue to undergo economic transformation towards being an industrial and service economy. Pursuing an inclusive growth and reversing the region’s prevailing poverty situation, however, remains

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FILOMENO AGUS and APOLONIA AGUS, left following described parcel of land, particularly described as follows, to wit: A parcel of land located at F.S. Catanico, Cagayan de Oro City, identified as Cadastral Lot No. 2675 C-3, containing an area of 3.6360 hectares, more or less and covered by Tax Declaration No. ____ and covered by TCT No. T-1005, is the subject of Extra-Judicial Partition of a Parcel of Land, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Augusto P. Neri, Jr., per Doc. No. 17; Page No. 4; Book No. XLII; Series of 2006. BWM March 28, April 4,11, 2011

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 21 Cagayan de Oro City

a big challenge. With the revised estimates by the NCSB, the region has an increasing trend in poverty incidence, although very slightly. As of 2009, there were about 18 thousand more poor families than in 2006. Also presented was the K+12 Basic Education Program by Regional Director Luz S. Almeda of the Department of Education (DepEd-X). The program, which lengthens the total years of basic education from the present ten years to 13 years, involves one year kindergarten, six years of elementary (Grades 1 to 6), four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11-12) education. It aims to enhance the quality of basic education; decongest the basic education curriculum from 10 to 12 years; improve the academic achievement of students and prepare the high school graduates for work, entrepreneurship and higher education.

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from page 4 offer price more acceptable to prospective buyers, particularly local investors. De Guzman said the company is looking to sell shares around eight times prospective earnings this year, which ACM Homes forecasts around P40 a share. She said a 100-for-1 stock split should reduce the prospective offer price from around P320 to P3.20, for example. ACM Homes’ projects are now located in Batangas and Cavite, two provinces just south

Maria Synthia Monina S. Bollozos,

Petitioner,

-versusThe Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, Respondent. X------------------------------------------/ AMENDED ORDER Notice is hereby given that petitioner filed a verified Petition for Correction of entry in the Local Civil Registry of Cagayan de Oro City. It stated, to wit: 1. That petitioner is of legal age, Filipino Citizen, widow and a resident of RER, Phase I, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; 2. That petitioner was born on December 23, 1953 at Gingoog City. That under her Certificate of Live Birth the registered name is Maria Synthia Monina Sta. Cruz1 3. That petitioner got married on July 11, 1981 to Efren B. Bollozos and the latter couple begot two children Ma. Socorro S. Bollozos and Camille Claudine S. Bollozos who were born on June 17, 1982 and March 29, 1986, respectively; 4. That in her Certificate of Marriage2 as well as the Birth Certificate of her children3, inadvertently the first name appearing as wife/mother is Cynthia instead of Maria Synthia Monina, of which the latter is correct first name of petitioner since she was registered as Maria Synthia Monina; 5. That in view of the discrepancy, petitioner wanted to correct the first name appearing on her Certificate of Marriage as well as on the birth certificate of her children to be corrected from Cynthia to Maria Synthia Monina. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the petition is set for hearing on May 9, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Pursuant to Sec. 4, of Rule 108 of the Rules of Court, let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental and in the City of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Order be also posted at the Bulletin Board of the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental, at the Bulletin Board of City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City, and at the Bulletin Board of the Hall of Justice and of this Court. The Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, or any person having or claiming any interest in the matter sought to be changed/corrected may appear at the hearing to oppose the petition. Petitioner is directed to furnish a copy of this Order and the Petition to the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City and to the Office of the Solicitor General. The petitioner shall at the hearing submit proof of publication and the service of the copy of the Petitioner and Order as directed by the Court. Issue summons. So ordered. Done this 21st day of March 2011, in the City of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. (Sgd.) GIL G. BOLLOZOS Presiding Judge BWM March 28, April 4,11, 2011

of Manila. Rozel Narag, the company’s chief operating officer, said ACM Homes is looking to acquire properties in Davao and Cagayan de Oro, and the central city of Iloilo to develop new residential enclaves, which cater mainly to middle-income families. He said the company’s major clientele are seafarers because of an agreement signed in 2007 with Philippine Transmarine Carriers, one of the largest crew management firms in the country with around 32,000 crew and officers under its wings.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin

In the Matter of Correction of Entry in the Marriage Certificate of Maria Synthia Monina S. Bollozos and Efren B. Bollozos and in the Certificate of Live Birth of the Children, namely: Camille Claudine S. Bollozos and Maria Soccorro S. Bollozos, SP. PROC. No. 2011-038

Kindergarten will become compulsory beginning School Year 2011-2012 while the new curriculum for Grade 1 and Junior High School will start in SY 2012-2013 and the Senior High School in SY 2016-2017. (Peleta B. Abejo, KMD, NRO-X)

In the Matter of Petition for Correction of Entries in the Records of Births in the Office of the Local Civil Registry of Mambajao, Camiguin,

SPL. Proc. No. 433

Paul Christian Montalba Rep. by her Mother, Nona Montalba-Lopena, Petitioner. The Local Civil registrar of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, Respondent. X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ ORDER Petitioner, a 14 year old minor is represented by his mother Nona Montalba-Lopena of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Soro-Soro, Mambajao, Camiguin, through the Public Attorney’s Office, avers that he was born on November 27, 1996 at Camiguin Island Hospital, Mambajao, Camiguin to Spouses Pablo J. Lopena and Nona G. Montalba. His birth was duly registered with the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin. However, his Certificate of Live Birth erroneously recorded his name as Paul Christian Gono Montalba when it should be Paul Christian Montalba; Name of Mother: Nora Balaba Gono when it should be Nona Gono Montalba; Name of Father; Pablo Joro-Joro Montalba when it should be Pablo Joro-Joro Lopena; Date and Place of Marriage Parents: November 15, 1996 – City Hall Cagayan de Oro City when it should be blank because his petitioner’s were not yet married at the time of his birth. Petitioner is therefore seeking correction of such erroneous entries; hence, this petition is filed. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on June 20, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: 1. Office of the Solicitor General; 2. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin; and 3. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Mambajao, Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the proceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. So Ordered. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 1st day of March 2011. (Sgd.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA Judge BWM March 21,28, April 4

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 10 through the Protected Areas Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service recently released back to nature a surrender migratory bird, a Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster). A large seabird of the booby family, Sulidae. The Brown Booby breeds in coastal islands found in warmer waters. Left photo shows the Brown Booby released at the mangrove area in Taytay, El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental. Right photo shows the booby taking practive lifgt after being release from the gae at the shoreline of the mangrove area in Taytay, El Salvador. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 20 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE EJF File No. 2011-092 Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), with postal address at 104 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City against MINDA G. RUDELA, single, with postal at Lot 1, Block 4, Scions Exec Homes, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental and to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of December 31, 2010, amounted to Eight Hundred Twelve Thousand Ninety Five and 04/100 pesos (Php 312,095.04), Philippine Currency, exclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on April 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the RTC-BR. 21, Hall of Justice lobby, Hayes St., Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for CASH in Philippine Currency, the following property.ies described below with all the improvements included thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERT. OF TITLE NO. T-52089 “A PARCEL OFLAND, (Lot 1, Block 4, Pcs-10-000528, being a portion of Lots 4378-B-1, 4378-B-2, 4378-B-3, and 4378-B-4 Psd-10000190). Situated in the Brgy of Canitoan, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the W., along line 3-4 by RoadLot 4, on the N. and on the E., along lines 4-5-1 by Road Lot 5; on the SE., along line 1-2 by Lot 2, all of the name Block of the cons, subd. Plan; on the SW., along line 2-3 by Lot 4370-B-5, Psd-10-00019xxxxx, Registered in the name of MINDA G. RUDELA, single, containing an area of One Hundred Seventy Six (176) sq.m.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event Auction Sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein above-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, March 18, 2011. For: The Provincial Sheriff By: (Sgd.) CELESTIAL VENUS G. GELBOLINGO Sheriff IV BWM April 4,11,18


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Enrol 5-year-old kid in compulsory kindergarten this June, parents told By JORIE C. VALCORZA

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Starting June this year, all 5-year old children are required to enroll for the compulsory kindergarten to be admitted for grade 1 next year. This was announced by Director Luz S. Almeda of the Dept. of Education (DepEd), region 10, during the First Quarter Media Forum, last March 30, at the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) conference room to brief them on the proposed “Kindergarten +12”

(K+12) enhanced basic education program. She said K+12 means additional three (3) years in basic education, which covers one (1) year kindergarten, six (6) years of elementary education (Grades 1 to 6), four (4) years in junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12). The universal kindergarten runs the first implementing phase of the K+12 program, which is set to start this incoming school year, 2011-2012. Almeda said that as early

Nationwide measles drive takes off Monday By JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA, Editorial Consultant

THOUSANDS of government health providers are on-field starting Monday (April 4) for the month-long nationwide immunization drive against German measles, otherwise known as rubella. Called Ligtas sa Tigdas and Pinas, the door-to-door campaign is targeting millions of nine months to seven years and 11 months old children, 900,000 of them are in Northern Mindanao. The figure represents 19.8 percent of the region’s total population. Assistant Regional Health Director Jose Llacuna Jr. said they could not anymore wait for the Holy Week to pass because of the urgency of this

campaign. “In adherence to instructions from the World Health Organization (WHO), we are finishing this fourth of a series and hopefully the last national measles immunization campaign in 20 days. By then, we should already declare a measles-free Philippines,” Llacuna said. Monday’s launching will have Assistant Secretary Nemesio Gako of DOH and representatives from various line agencies, as well as members of the Media Health Advocates of Region 10. He also expects the different civic groups to join the campaign that ends on May 4.

as January, this year, they have already started accepting early registrations to get good estimates on the number of prospective kindergarten pupils for the incoming school year, Meanwhile, she said close to PhP500M fund for region

10 was released for the repairs and construction of new classrooms before classes starts in June. Some 300 plantilla positions were, likewise, opened to accommodate teachers who will handle the surge of incoming kindergarten

pupils. Almeda affirmed that the figure might run short considering it will still be divided among its thirteen (13) schools divisions in Northern Mindanao but she is still positive it will be augmented by teachers who are

paid from the local school board funds. She also clearified that although some parents might opt to send their children for pre-school, these trainings are only preparatory and are not really required as compulsory by DepEd. (PIA 10)


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Kia Naimo electric concept stars in Seoul • Striking all-electric concept car makes world debut at Seoul Motor Show • Kia Naimo expresses sophistication through simplicity of design • B-segment electric utility vehicle combines Korean heritage with hightech innovations Making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show today (Thursday), the Kia Naimo electric concept car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, (pronounced ‘Neh-mo’, meaning ‘square shape’), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) was conceived by Kia’s international design team in Seoul, and is characterized principally by its simple lines and solid, muscular stance. The uncomplicated overall design is accentuated by a number of striking key details, such as the wraparound windscreen and asymmetric sunroof design, and the front

and rear dot-style LED headand positioning-lamps. This juxtaposition of simple and complex is a common trait of many traditional Korean arts and crafts. Asian Celadonstyle pottery, in particular, was a major influence on the car’s styling – with the pottery’s asymmetric form lending itself to the sunroof design, and the typical jade coloring giving Naimo its unique exterior finish. Kia’s design team also made use of innovative technology features to give the car a premium feel and to ensure the car’s exterior remained uncluttered. For example, Naimo has no traditional wiper blade on the windscreen – instead it employs a high-intensity air jet

at the base of the windscreen that performs an ‘air wiper’ function. Conventional door mirrors have also been replaced with miniature cameras installed in the A-pillars. Naimo’s interior was designed to evoke a strong sense of tranquility and features hand-crafted materials throughout. Korean oak is used to trim the interior door panels and the entire interior floor, Korean “Han-ji” paper is used for the head lining. Alongside these traditional elements sit modern features such as a TOLED (transparent organic light emitting diode) storming display instrument panel and full device connectivity. “Naimo is a perfect See KIA KIA/p.21 /p.21

FOR SALE! RAW LAND PROPERTIES owned by Pryce Corporation 1 . Sontingon, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City

Classification: Industrial Land , Beside Villa Trinitas Subd., overlooking Macajalar Bay., 4.9 ha at 250/sq.m. 2 . Bantiles, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City

Classification: Residential Land Along the National Hi-way going to Bukidnon overlooking Macajalar Bay. 30.5 ha at 250/sq.m. 3 . Tln-ao, Cagayan de Oro City Classification: Residential Land Along Balubal road, near Teakwood Hills Subd. 134,187 sq.m. at 350/sq.m. Call 857-2575 or 858-5874 & look for SMY or Jona

GM turns over two brand-new engines to Xavier U’s CIT dept GENERAL Motors Advanced Technician Training Center (GMATTC) handed over a brand-new four-cylinder Saab engine and a brandnew four-cylinder Ecotec engine to the Xavier University Center for Integrated Technologies (XU-CIT) to help train students in Automotive Technology. “The donation is a step towards providing better quality training to our students,” said Engr Erwin Li, Director of XU-CIT. GMATTC has been a partner of XU since 2009, and many CIT graduates are now working in GM dealerships overseas after completing

Congratulations and More Power to the Class 2011 GRADUATES of Misamis Oriental Greetings From: CONG. PETER M. UNABIA

First District Misamis Oriental

training in the GMATTC in Bulacan. “Basic Automotive Technology is strong in Xavier University,” said Per Stor-

skog, manager of GMATTC. Cagayan de Oro now fields the second-largest group of trainees to the GMATTC after Metro Manila.

From left, GMATTC technical instructors Edward Romero and Ernesto Guina, XU-CIT Automotive Technology faculty Danilo Miñon holding the deed of donation, XU-CIT director Erwin Li, and GMATTC manager Per Storskog pose with the two new GM engines. Behind them are XU-CIT students. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 17 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE FILE NO. 2011-089 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 filed by MIDDLELAND CREDIT CORPORATION, mortgagee, with office at Capistrano-Yacapin Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, against BESAVILLA N. CORONEL mortgagor, residing at Block 6, Lot 40 Phase 1, Scions Subd., Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of December 14, 2010 amounts to Four Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Four Pesos and 80/100 (P436,984.80), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on April 27, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency the following property with all improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-154136 “A parcel of land (Lot 38125-D, Psd-10-043164 being a portion of Lot 38125, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre). Bounded on the SW., along line 1-2 by Lot 38125-B, Psd-10-043164; x x x x …. Situated in the Barrio of Brgy. Canitoan City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao; containing an area of Three Hundred (300) square meters, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title hereinabove described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, March 14, 2011. (Sgd.) FE O. BONTUYAN-BULARON Sheriff IV BWM March 28, April 4,11


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Globe partners with parenting group to advocate responsible internet use

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LOBE Telecom continues to strengthen its advocacy towards responsible use of the internet through a massive information drive meant to educate users on proper internet use. Globe partnered with the MLAC Institute for Children and Families to educate parents on how to best guide their children on the proper use of internet and computers. “Because it is our responsibility to provide our subscribers with quality internet services, we are doing all we can to teach our broadband users how to properly use the internet,” said Jurist Gamban, Head of Globe Fixed Broadband Business. Gamban added: “Through this forum, we are actively involving the parents in guiding their children when they access the World Wide Web. We are concerned about how children are exposed to vari-

ous internet activities, from downloads, playing games, to watching videos and doing social networking and chatting. “Without restrictions, the internet can be a source of information not suited for children, or worse, might pose risks that will threaten their minds and own security,” said Gamban. In a study done by Envisional for NBC Universal released in December 2010, on files managed by Public BT, comprising the top 10,000 torrents, close to 36 percent of torrent downloads was pornography and another 48 percent was movies and television shows. The study further claimed that 23.8 percent of global internet traffic is piracy-related and nearly one-quarter of the traffic on the internet involves the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials such as movies, TV shows, music and video games. These activities, apart from being unsecured, also utilize a significant amount of broadband network data which prohibits other subscribers to enjoy the same

quality of internet connection. In response to this practice, Globe implemented a policy that promotes a more responsible way of using the internet that will ensure fair and optimum usage of its broadband services across all subscribers. In a recent analysis, about five percent use 80 percent of the available broadband network bandwidth leaving only 20 percent of the capacity to be shared by 95 percent of the remaining users. Moreover, the policy aims to preserve the quality of resources in order to provide subscribers with seamless, uninterrupted, and reliable internet connections. In the Philippines where network bandwidth is a finite resource, it is necessary to adopt a policy that promotes responsible and fair use of the internet to prevent abuse and misuse of services from a relatively smaller group of consumers. This also ensures consistency and reliability of connection for use of the greater majority of broadband subscribers.

CAGAYAN DE ORO POLICE OFFICE TURN-OVER CEREMONY. PCSupt. Conrado E. Laza (center), PRO Regional Director, Region 10, hands over the symbolic office color to PSSupt. Gerardo M. Rosales (right), the incoming OIC, City Director while PSSupt. Benedicto B. Lopez (left) looks on. (PRO 10)

ILIGAN CITY POLICE OFFICE TURN-OVER CEREMONY. PCSupt. Conrado E. Laza (center), PRO Regional Director, region 10, hands over the symbolic office color to PSSupt. Celso Gomera Regencia (right), the incoming OIC, City Director while PSSupt. Bernardo L. Reamon, Jr (left) looks on. (PRO 10)

Cagayan de Oro dad lauds transport strikers By JUN DEL PUERTO FELICILDA, Correspondent

THE public transport strike, Thursday, did not seriously hamper the economic activities in Cagayan de Oro City. City Councilor Juan Sia came up with this observation, while thanking the strikers for sustaining law and order during the day-long mass action. Councilor Sia, who chairs the City Council committee on trade and commerce, said that despite the overwhelming involvement of the city’s public utility operators and drivers, everything went normally, as far as business is concerned. Councilor Sia admitted to have morally sympathized with the striking public transport workers, who were demanding primarily for the immediate repeal of the controversial oil deregulation law to enable the government to have control over the ever increasing prices of petroleum products. The strikers were also calling for the total scrapping of the 12 percent value added tax (VAT) on oil products. Councilor Sia, meantime, deplored the giant gas companies in the country for unreasonably enriching themselves by freely gaining excessive profits at the expense of the majority of the Filipino people. “My personal research tells me that in New Jersey and other parts of the United States of America, petroleum products would only average to $83,00 or P36.00 per liter, contrary to what Filipinos are currently paying,” Councilor

Sia stated. He was hoping that the

message brought about by the transport strike, Thursday,

is clear enough for all concerned to ponder on.

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FIRE OLYMPICS CHAMP: The Emergency Response Team (ERT ) of STEAG State Power Inc bagged once again the championship award in the recently concluded 2011 Fire Olympics – Combat Challenge held at the Limketkai Grounds in Cagayan de Oro City. Steag bested eight other teams and sustained its leading position in the commercial and industrial category for three consecutive years now. Organized by the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 10 and the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc – Northern Mindanao Chapter, the 2011 Fire Olympics capped this year’s commemoration of March as Fire Prevention Month.

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Congratulations to PUNTOD NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BATCH 2011 Barangay Puntod Greetings from:

MARVIN BEJA Barangay Chairman Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City

PANEDOTTE PASTRIES are available at Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, just in front of the Senior Citizens Center in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental with Tel Nos. (08822) 740-211, (088) 856-2419; Cell Phone Nos. 0917-706-2247 and 0917-706-1516, or visit them at 162 M.H. del Pilar –Velez Sts., Cagayan de Oro City


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An empty egg THINK a minute. This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was 9 years old in a class of 8-yearolds. The kids in his class were mean and unkind to Philip. They would not talk to him or let him play with them. Philip suffered from a disease called Downs Syndrome, so his face looked a little different and his thinking and talking were slower than the other children’s. During the week of Easter the teacher gave each child a plastic egg that they could open. Then she sent them outside to find a symbol of new life, such as a seed or leaf, to put inside the plastic egg. Sometime later all the children gathered around their basket of eggs and watched as the teacher began to open them. One child had put a flower inside her egg. All the children thought it was a great symbol of new life. In another egg was a butterfly that all the girls said was beautiful.

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Finally, the teacher opened the last plastic egg and there was nothing inside it. One child said, “That’s dumb!” Another kid said, “That’s not fair!” Then the teacher felt someone pulling her hand. It was Philip. He looked up at her and said: “It’s my egg. I left it empty because Jesus’ grave is empty. That’s why I have new life.” The whole class was silent. From that day on, Philip was accepted as part of the class. Whatever had made him different was not important or mentioned again. Just a few months later, Philip died from an infection. On the day of Philip’s funeral his whole class of 8-year-old boys and girls came to say goodbye to their special friend. And each child walked up to Philip’s casket to place beside it their gift: an empty egg. Friend, if God the Son can make His love so real and understood to a child like Philip, then none of us has an excuse

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JHAN TIAFAU HURST for not understanding how much Jesus loves us. God humiliated Himself by becoming a human being, not only to die for all our wrongs and forgive us, but then to come back to life to show us that He is God Himself Who wants to give us new life. So won’t you ask Him today to forgive you and take full charge of your new life? Just think a minute.

Seasons of Fiestas and Summer Fun HAVE you heard of a place in the Philippines that celebrate and fed all passing strangers in banquet either in a buffet or a shoot to kill (sugba, tula ug kilaw) style? From May 1 up to third week of June 26 to be exact, a first class province in Central Visayas, world famous for its verdant Chocolate Hills that turned brown during summer. Old Spanish Churches, I-pod size Tarsier Monkeys and once defiant Philippine revolutionaries under the lost command of Francisco Dagohoy who revolted against Spain, a struggle lasting 100 years and the longest revolution in the world ever put into history’s records. Bohol, celebrate fiestas in honor of their patron saints like there is no tomorrow and the world will end. Bohol, which is rank third among the most visited places by foreign tourist in the Philippines, could easily be the number one if we consider their former native residents who reside outside the province as tourists. Boholanos

all over the Philippines and those who live abroad have one common yearly aspiration, to go back to their homeland and celebrate fiestas in honor of their Parish festivals or renew acquaintance with childhood friends and relatives. Bohol has a population of 1,230,110 from the 2007 census and data of the National Statistics Office with a growth of 1.06%. It has another equal number of people living all over the world who trace their roots to the Ubi shape province. In USA alone, 130,000 are card carrying members of the Bohol Association, an agrupation of professionals in the medical field. Many technical OFWs and migrants who married foreign nationals and who are now immigrants of Australia and New Zealand adds to the visitor’s arrivals. Technocrats and Scientist who help designed the Space Shuttle Columbia or Government bright boys who moderate graft and greed in the aborted

ZNB Broadband contract comes from Bohol. A year ago, a Filipino-American serviceman who died in line of duty in Iraq was given a heroes burial in her Loon hometown. Many Boholanos who bow their heads low are serving the US Military forces in the Pacific and the Middle East. During the month of May, Bohol could be the most widely populated province in the Philippines. Thanks to the Fiesta celebrations, a century old tradition preserved and practiced by modern Boholanos. Starting May 1 of the year, anyone can travel to the Province and get invited for free meals and move to another town the following day. Savor the succulent humba, bas-oy and sampaina, competing with the modern culinary fusions of the province. If you are lucky, you can even have a “bring house” from the series of endless banquets. The same pattern goes on daily until June 26, the last Fiesta of the Province

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PED T. QUIAMJOT celebrated in the town of Loboc in honor of San Isidro Labrador. Bohol has 47 towns and bigger group of islands dotting the province which has their own individual fiesta celebrations. Aside from their popular fiestas, side trips are fun and with nostalgia at the Loboc River Cruise, the Chocolate Hills climb, Sagbayan Mountain Range Zip Line and the fine white sands of Panglao Island. If one can wake up early morning, try See QUIAMJOT QUIAMJOT/p.23 /p.23

Strengthening the AMLA THE recent inclusion of amendments to the AntiMone y L aunder ing Ac t among Malacanan’s 23 legislative priorities is a welcome development. The global institutionalization of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing measures has become extremely necessary because of the “internationalization” of transactions. Bank of England Governor Mervyn King couldn’t have said it clearer: “The spread of a wide range of financial transactions…has created institutions which are trans-national, which are bigger than the ability of national regulators to control, and which, if they do get into financial difficulties—fortunately not many have, but where they do get into difficulties—then, as we’ve seen,

they can cause enormous financial mayhem.” It is for this reason that the Anti-Money Laundering Council has been pushing for amendments to the existing law on money laundering (Republic Act 9160, as amended by Republic Act 9194). Hopefully up for discussion soon are the bill sponsored in the Senate by Senator Sergio Osmena III (SB 2484), and in the House, a consolidated version of bills earlier filed by Rep. Roilo Golez (HB 3323) and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. (HB 696) There are a number of recommended amendments to the AMLA. However, considered as the two most crucial are 1) the granting to the AMLC the power to freeze funds and other assets and 2) allowing AMLC to conduct

ex parte bank inquiries. “AMLC needs fangs, not just teeth, in order to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and organized crimes,” AMLC Secretariat Executive Director Vicente Aquino stressed. Under Republic Act 9160, or the original AMLA, the AMLC had the power to freeze funds and other assets of suspected money launderers. However, this authority was removed by Congress when the law was amended in 2003. “We could have done more and acted on recent money laundering-related issues—particularly those pertaining to military corruption—had the AMLC not been divested of this power,” Aquino said, explaining that the AMLC could have promptly frozen the assets

of those suspected to be involved in money laundering. On the other hand, the prior need to inform a depositor of AMLC’s intent to inquire into deposits has unduly hampered AMLC’s effectiveness. “This is similar to telling a drug lord that the police will raid his shabu laboratory the See BUNYE BUNYE/p.21 /p.21


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On business expansion Q: DEFINE business expansion. What are its advantages? Setbacks? And what is internal expansion of a business? A: Business expansion is growing the business from where it was before to a new position in the market. Its advantages are: improved overall performance of the business in terms of sales, increase in profitability, bigger market share and customers, brand positioning, ability to generate more employment for people, economies of scale, improved operational efficiency, management infrastructure is developed. Its setbacks: paradigm shift of the owner, loss of control as more employees are hired and tasks are delegated, personal touch of the owner decreases as more branches are opened, expansion can invite more competitors, need to keep abreast with ever-changing market conditions, and aggressive research and development will be required. Internal expansion of a business means growing the business internally. Efforts done to increase sales and value are incremental in character since they are done within the same business model and framework. Examples of internal expansion would be: adding new products and services, adding more market segments to target, developing new competencies in the business, growing sales through improved customer relations, introducing innovations to existing products and services making them more attractive to regular and new customers. Q: How lucrative it is to opt for physical expansion (opening another location) as part of the plan to expand your business? Some business experts think this is the first thing to consider. Do you agree? If not, what do you think is the best form of business expansion? A: I believe that physical expansion through the franchise route is the best route to business expansion. Here the owner uses the same business model and system he/she has been successful at and allows other parties/ individuals, the franchisees, to use them. This has been recognized worldwide as the single most successful way of business expansion. Fr anch i s i ng h a s n ot benefited business owners but has transformed entrepreneurs to successful and multi-unit franchisees. Success rate for this route of business expansion is at 90 percent after 10 years compared with 18-percent success rate of independent business ownership based on the same time frame. Q: When should a business expand? What are the factors to consider before expanding a business? A: A business is ready for expansion when: the business has achieved steady sales

growth and has achieved profitability better than when the same investment were placed in the bank or other investment forms, the business has an identified and regular market, products and services are accepted by a growing customer base, margins have remained steady even if the regular business cycles are considered, has achieved business track record of more than two or three years, a business system is consistently followed. Factors to consider before expanding the business: planning for expansion is a must, know why and how you want to expand the business, availability of capital for expansion—funds will be needed in any business expansion, unanimous agreement of all directors on the business expansion, availability of qualified employees who will assist growing the company, readiness to meet the challenges and concomitant problems that come with business expansion and, last and most important, is complete focus on the goals of the expansion. Q: Is there any specific form or method of expansion for every business? Cite examples, please. A: There are forms or methods of expansion that can be used by businesses depending on what sector they belong to. For those in the manufacturing sector, the more appropriate form of expansion would be internal, new products, new technologies, innovations and targeting new markets, IPO and acquisition of other businesses. While those in the product and service retail sector, the following are recommended methods of expansion: franchising, distributorship or dealership, IPO and also acquisition of new businesses. Q: With diversifying as one of the keys to expand a business, can you give tips on how to effectively carry out this strategy? A: Diversifying can be radical and risky for small business owners since this will involve new product development, new capital investment and new business plan. But if used caution, this will achieve sustainability of one’s business expansion. Diversification should be focused on complementary products that will enable the business to achieve additional revenue stream or will enable the business to maximize production capacity or to take advantage of a factory or commissary down time or nonproductive hours. A study of complementary products or services will be needed to enable the business to embark on what will best give incremental sales. In diversification, business owners have to make sure the core products and services will always be given the first priority and focus otherwise, the business run the risk of losing substantial sales lev-

els generated by these core products and services. Q: How can we maximize the Internet for the expansion of a certain business? A: Since the world is getting smaller and we have been called a “global village,” maximizing the use of Internet is a necessary tool to business expansion. Using the Internet starts with a professional web site for the business. The web site should inform visitors of what you offer and your value proposition to the market. A visitorfriendly web site should enable visitors to get all the most important information of the business and should allow them to contact you at the fastest possible time. Changes in the business such as new products, new locations and current promotions should always be part of your web site. Q: What are some of the expansion issues or concerns that entrepreneurs have to be aware of? And how do they deal with them? A: While business expansion can bring to reality an entrepreneur’s dream, there are also challenges that one should be prepared for. From our experience, the basic challenge one should face is consistent agreement among the owners on where the business is going. While there was a unanimous decision to grow the business, conflicts arises particularly when the business is able to expand and has achieved growth levels oftentimes beyond what they envisioned at the start. Constant and regular communication with all the owners is very, very crucial. Even family members get into conflict when businesses become successful. One has to build the necessary infrastructure to support growth. This means hiring of professional and qualified employees who can assist the owner chart the company to growth and sustain its momentum. Unwavering commitment to growth goals. There will always be a tendency to let the company run on auto pilot particularly when sales are high and locations have multiplied. When the commitment and focus to business declines, so does its value. Company culture should

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undergo metamorphosis. C ompany culture while the company had one to 10 branches should definitely change when there are now 100 branches. Insisting on the old company culture will work negatively for the business. A culture of professionalism, productivity and efficiency are the foundation of a highly competitive and successful business. One should avoid the tendency to grow too fast. When a business starts to expand there will always be the tendency to grow and multiply branches faster than what it can support. Particularly when a business starts to franchise, the applicants and locations multiply. Business owners should always do a check back on what the present infrastructure can support and expand within those limitations lest they boomerang. Q: What can you say to those small businesses, which have chosen not to expand even if they’re capable of doing so? A: There are numerous businesses in the country that have withstood the test of time and are successful but have remained company-owned or have limited their growth and expansion. When we look at them, we say, but why, the opportunity to grow was there. More often than not these are familycontrolled businesses and the owners have decided they are content on where they are and are satisfied. These are very subjective decisions made and one cannot consider them wrong decisions. But if we look at the market and see how others have grown from 60 to 560, from 2 to 65, from 3 to 110, then we can say what an opportunity they missed. There will always be risk in any endeavor and challenges to meet are aplenty even in business expansion but from successful “growers” of businesses, we always see a twinkle in their eyes and an oozing sense of fulfillment when their businesses have grown and expanded. No doubt they had to face trials and challenges but their answer is, it was all See BARTOLOME BARTOLOME/p.17 /p.17

MY good friend Celso Balat and his lovely wife Nene, requested that I should write about taxes to remind the readers that the deadline for the filing of income tax returns is on April 15, 2011. Celso is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), CDO Chapter. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) myself so I am compelled to prompt you of this civic duty which can also be a source of fury. The topics of my articles are usually along the themes of self-improvement, humor, spiritual and political. It will certainly tax my creativity and writing ability to inject some life into this lifeless topic of taxes. An outspoken friend once had a nasty encounter with a strict B.I.R. agent who disapproved her gasoline expenses. She lambasted the guy, “When I need to visit my clients, what should I pump into my car, urine?” One of the most venomous snakes is the cobra, and the deadliest cobra of all is the cobrador. We spill out blood, sweat and tears to bring home our hard-earned income, so we are averse to give it away to profligate officials who might misuse and abuse it. Some politicians and people in government treat our taxes like a bottomless cookie jar where they dip their sticky fingers frequently and extravagantly. The money from taxation is to be used by the state to carry out its function, not as a source of corruption. We pay taxes so we can enjoy a peaceful, orderly and safe way of living. Through our taxes, we forge a symbiotic, mutual give-and-take relationship with the government. That is the taxation equation. It’s called representation. We have a voice in the running of our country. Just as the government has the right to impose taxes on its citizenry, the taxpayers also have the right to demand good governance and proper accounting of their money. In the same token that the government has the authority inflict penalties, confiscate

There is an urgent call for the government to promote an environment that is conducive and attractive for business to flourish.

properties and even put us in jail for refusal to pay taxes, the citizenry is also entitled to hold the government accountable and liable for the consequences of mishandling these funds through corruption or erroneous decisions. The B.I.R. has announced that they will not be pushing for new tax measures for 2011. There will be no new taxes at least for the first 18 months of PNoy’s presidency. A honeymoon for the overburdened taxpayer! There is an urgent call for the government to promote an environment that is conducive and attractive for business to flourish. They should also find ingenious ways of budgeting, safeguarding and spending money. If taxation is the lifeblood of a nation, the taxpayer is the heart that pumps the blood in circulation. Our taxes support our country’s vision of a robust and vibrant economy. Let’s pay our taxes promptly and generously, not miserly and grudgingly. The taxes you pay today, build the road you have to pass on your way to tomorrow.

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10 Living 14 April 4-10, 2011 Diagnostic tools: boon or bane? ( Part 2 ) IN the ordering of diagnostic tools, it is most important to correlate the series of examinations with that of the working diagnosis or clinical impression. By doing so, unnecessary tests or tests that are not really relevant to the disease that is being entertained , is done away with. This is what we call as “cost effectiveness.” Tests or examinations entail cost and to be doing

only with the most necessary of these requests will surely help the patient, in terms of economics. Aside from the tests being cost effective, the attending physician, is likewise guided by the “step ladder” approach. What this means only is this: not all tests are to be done all at the same time. Since it is a matter of inclusion or exclusion, tests ordered must be done so with great thought. A battery of tests or ex-

and effort. Although most of the time, not necessarily money! However, we tend to enjoy the company of our friends & family in the process when we eat out. And get to do more bonding, reconnecting & reminiscing. In the past few articles, I tackled reunions & homecomings, social networking and the like. I finally realized that we do get out with friends for a night out or lunch date whenever we get to see them. It is always a fun get-together, talking about serious, but mostly, crazy things that happened in the past over some good foods. And of course, what about those memorable & cherished moments, being captured by our cameras? Then posting them on all social networking sites for everyone to see, drool & be envious of?

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aminations are ordered with the intention of finding out what is causing the illness. Tests are listed down as: the most necessary and urgent, to those that can wait, and could be done , in the event the first set of examinations turn out to be negative! Diagnostics should not be used like a menu that can be ordered all at one time! Once the test results are in, these are interpreted accordingly. Results may be within the

control limit, meaning, it is NORMAL, and that there is nothing in the test that will pinpoint the disease of the patient. There are certain tests though that will release a result of “NEGATIVE,” and is interpreted as nothing out of the ordinary was seen in the test. Although, this kind of result is always met with hope and joy, i would say, that this should be taken with great caution.

A negative result may not at all times mean the absence of the disease. For there are instances when the test do not reflect as yet the real status of the patient. Thus, the need to correlate this with the medical history and the physical examination! Then, there is the Positive result. When this is clearly reflected by what the patient is experiencing and is being manifested in the signs,

bingo! You have hit the nail head and treatment is sure and in all probability, the road to recovery is just within reach.

In the past several months, I have had a lot of friends, classmates & relatives visiting our city. So it is but natural for us to dine out. And some of the restaurants that I have enjoyed with their company include the following, but in no particular order. La Vetta Restaurant. A formal dining place, for people who know about French Mediter-

ranean & European foods. I truly love their Beef Carpaccio, Cheese & Cold cuts platter, Smoked Salmon and a few others. Bourbon St. Bistro. Southern American (Creole) cuisine. We ordered the “safer” dish, baby back ribs, Quesadillas, and banana foster. Siam Thai Cuisine. Was there twice, for 2 separate invitations, by 2 different groups. One should try their curries – be it beef or chicken (since this is what Thai food is famous for), their “Thai” crispy pata is quite meaty, crab fried rice is good and of course, their signature drink which is a mixture of different fruits is unique. Aqua Seafood Restaurant. We had grilled tuna, sampler platter and again, crispy pata and grilled squid. Pana ga tan Restaurant. Grilled Panga, Seafood platter, crispy fried squid and the Mangotomato salad was refreshing.

Sentro 1850 Restaurant. Fusion Cuisine. Baby Back Ribs, Wasabi Salad, Lechon Kawali, hamburger and their signature dalandan drink. La Tegola Italian Restaurant. I have always loved Italian Cuisine. I guess it is because I have been exposed to this kind of foods while working in New York. I used to stay in an Italian Community. So Pizza, Pasta and the like are always available all year round and very accessible. Well, aside from Chinese foods, of course. Grand Caprice Restaurant. Classic Authentic Chinese Cuisine. I haven’t met anyone who does not like Chinese foods. It is all over the place. I particularly like their Prawn Salad, Salt & Pepper Ribs, Lemon Chicken, Patatim and a few others. Calda’s Pizza. Huge, very flavorful Pizza & Calzone. Very filling indeed. Dear Manok & Mang Inasal. Grilled chicken at it’s finest. And

“bottomless” rice to go! This is the place to go when one is extremely hungry! Bo’s Coffee Club & CoffeeWorks. Need I say more? This is where we spend more time talking, laughing, while enjoying our coffees, cakes & pastries after dinner. Some food establishments are quite expensive, but sometimes one has to pay for the ambiance (!). Besides, one has to consider the authenticity of their finished products. The ingredients they use and the place where it is located. But then there are also a lot of other great places where one can still have fun, save some money and yet be served with excellent foods! Bottom line, it is the camaraderie that we all are looking for during these food trips. Eat & Be Merry! W e b s i t e : w w w. p o t s n pans1976.weebly.com email: potsnpans1976@yahoo.com

Dining Out! BE it birthdays, weddings, christenings, graduations, reunions, thanksgiving, anniversaries, (including week-saries & monthsaries), Christmas, new years, valentines, thanksgivings, 9 days, 40 days, 100 days, and the list can go on and on. There must be and will always be food around. And when I talk of food, I am talking about food that we order or dine in a restaurant. Cooking food at home is a very personal thing. And it is good for a small group of people, something intimate, something like one wants to showcase their culinary skills. But looking at our daily lives & activities, it is quite impossible to be cooking and at the same time, entertaining guests and looking great! And so what do we do? We dine out! And in doing so, it saves us a lot of time, energy,

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Solons seeks revision of school calendar for health, safety, welfare of kids, youth By ROSE MARY SUDARIA

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EPRESENTATIVES Rufus B. Rodriguez of the second districtCagayan de Oro and his brother, Abante Mindanao Partylist Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr., filed a new bill in the House of the Representatives seeking for the revision on the school calendar for the health, safety, and welfare of school children and student youth. “This measure is intended to meet the urgent and reasonable need to protect the health, safety and overall well-being of school children and student youth by adopting a school calendar most suited to Philippine climatic conditions,” said the lawmakers in their explanatory note. They said: “It would be negated by inability to go to school due to monsoon rains, typhoons respiratory illness of children aggravated by being wet and chilled by rain, or lack of classrooms destroyed by typhoons. This change is consonant with Philippine climatic conditions and the health and safety needs of the children and youth.” The months of June to August are the heaviest rainy months and the occurrence of the greater number of typhoons and monsoon rains. “During these months, school children are subjected to the irregularity of school days due to the rains and floods, horrendous difficulties of commuting to and from school, danger to life from open drains resistance and aggravated by intermittent cough, colds and chills. Many of our public schools are unfit for appropriate classroom instruction and the health of the school children when the rains come,” they explained. They added: “Those conducting classes outside of the school itself will be unable to do so.” Studies have shown that adoption of the trimester for tertiary levels is better for accelerated completion of courses and continuity of lessons within the post secondary and college curriculum. Trimesters enable tertiary level student youth to choose the months best suited to their available time for study and to climate conditions. Trimesters also enable student youth to complete courses faster, thereby sav-

ing on limited resources of the family. For the third semester, students may opt for the distant study plan to avoid the hazards during June to August. The school calendar proposed for pre-elementary, elementary and secondary levels of education is as follows: First Semester: September to mid-January plus Saturdays if needed to meet the 110 days required excluding official holidays and to comply with required days plus enrolment or between semester periods to make up for non-seasonal typhoons, calamities and earthquakes. Second Semester: MidJanuary to May plus Saturdays if needed to comply with the 110 days required and to make up for the days lost due to non-seasonal, climatic aberrations, calamities and necessary use of school facilities for refugees. Third Semester: June to August cover the heaviest rainy months when the children and youth are safer at home. This also meets the agricultural traditions of the country when members of the family all help “bayanihan” style for the family livelihood and community service. The school calendar proposed for post-secondary and tertiary level is as follows: First Semester: September to December in order to avoid the months of heaviest rain and greater number of typhoons Second Semester: January to April with provisions for the holidays and tradition graduation ceremonies. Third Semester: May to August cover hot summer and heaviest rainy months and student and youth may opt for distant study plan in view of climatic hazards. Students affected by the disadvantages of heavy rains and monsoon weather may

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late EMETERIO RAFOLS, left a real property, more particularly described as follows: Lot 791, Las Nieves Pls-180, containing an area of 61,576 square meters, more or less, under OCT No. P-2618, that, the legal heirs of the property mentionedabove covered under OCT No. P-2618, which is subject under Extra-Judicial Settlement have offered to sell the portion of the property to the Kingdom Halls for Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit religious corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the Philippines, represented herein by Jesrel Segovia, and the Buyer has agreed to buy a portion containing an area of 593 square meters, more or less, is the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement of Absolute Sale of a Portion of a Parcel of Land, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, per Doc. No. 342; Page No. 35; Book No. XIX; Series of 2011. BWM March 21,28, April 4

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use the third trimester for other useful activities, livelihood projects, agri-industrial pursuits, or tree planting. For those who require additional studies for the third semester, the distant study plan may be used for the heaviest rain and very hot months. This proposal seeks to begin the revised school calendar with the school year 2008-2009 in conjunction with the lengthening of the school calendar from 200-220 class days. For the pre-elementary, elementary and secondary levels this means the increase of 10 more days per semester starting September of each calendar year. For tertiary and post-secondary levels who adopt the trimester system this means adding seven days or about a week more per trimester. The nation can no longer ignore the reality that our school children and student youth suffer needlessly from having to go to school during the monsoon and typhoon/ cyclone months of June to August and it is the time we also consider along with the weather the results of urbanization in school centers such as horrendous traffic difficulty of commuting and the rise of respiratory diseases as the major illness of children and youth below 18 and of school age. Who will be benefited by this measure? Each school year about 15.5 million pre-elementary,

elementary and secondary school children are affected by the adverse climatic conditions under which they are forced to study, with an additional enrolment of about 300,000 each year. For the post-secondary and tertiary levels, the school youth affected are about 1.44 million with an additional 78,000 to 122,000 more enrolled each year or about 1.5 million school youth affected of going to school during rainy season and monsoon or typhoon conditions. For the sake of our children and youth, approval of this measure is urgent, reasonable and necessary for the protection of the future human resources of this nation-Filipino children and youth. The proposed measure is entitled: “REVISING THE S C H O O L C A L E N DA R FOR THE HEALTH, SAFET Y AND WELFARE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AND STUDENT YOUTH, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Title. This Act shall be known as the “School Calendar Act of 2010”. SEC 2. School Calendar. The annual school calendar for pre-elementary, elementary and secondary levels shall comprise two semesters for every calendar year. There shall be two hundred twenty (220) school days for every

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calendar year or one hundred ten (110) school days per semester. The first semester shall start the first week of September and shall continue the second week of January and the second semester shall start the third week of January and continue until the last week of May. The school calendar for post-secondary and tertiary levels shall comprise three (3) trimesters. There shall be two hundred twenty (220) school days for every calendar year or seventy-three (73) days per trimester. The first trimester shall start the first week of September until the last week of December. The second trimester shall start the first week of January until the last week of April. The third trimester shall start the first week of May until the last week of August; Provided, that, for valid reasons with the written permission of the Commission on Higher Education, public or private post-secondary and tertiary level school may adopt a particular school calendar on a semestral and modified trimester basis geared to the needs of its students and the

specific climatic conditions of the area where the school is located: Provided, further, That the semestral calendar shall conform to this Act. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the school calendar for the pre-elementary, elementary and secondary levels shall be determined by the Department of Education, taking into consideration days required for enrolment, official holidays and between semester days off from school for the health of school children. When necessary to complete the required number of school days and to make up for the days lost due to force majeure, the Department may include Saturdays in the school calendar. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the actual school calendar and required hours for study according to credits for every trimester of the post-secondary and tertiary level shall be determined by the Commission on Higher Education, taking into consideration the enrolment period, official holidays, and between trimester days off from school for the well-being of See SOLONS SOLONS/p.21 /p.21

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin In the Matter of: Petition for Issuance of New Owner’s Duplicate Copy of OCT No. P-8463 (Lot 2730, C-2, 650-D) in The Registry of Deeds of Camiguin in lieu of the lost copy,

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Ramona Tongco and Joanne Dancel, Petitioners, -versusAlma Concepcion M. Parreño, In her capacity as Ex-Officio Registrar, Register of Deeds of Camiguin, Respondent. X----------------------------------/ ORDER Petitioners thru counsel, avers that RAMONA TONGCO is the widow of late ABRAHAM TONGCO AND JOANNE DANCEL, single, both Filipino citizens, of legal ages and residents of Piaping Puti, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City. That Joanne Dancel is the Attorney-in-Fact of Ramona Tongco per Special Power of Attorney attached to the petition as Annex “A”. That Abraham N. Tongco, deceased was the registered owner of a parcel of land located at North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin under Original Certificate of Title No. P-8463, Lot 2730, C-2, Cad. 650-D of Camiguin Cadastre. That the Office of the Registry of Deeds for the Province of Camiguin issued during the lifetime of the late Abraham Tongco an Owner’s Duplicate Certificate of Title No. P-8463, but after his death, its safekeeping has passed from one person to another, until it got lost or misplaced beyond recovery. At first it was in the possession of his widow, Ramona L. Tongco and later on transferred to her daughter, Jahala Tongco. When she died. it was in the possession of her husband, Max Schaffner and when Schaffner died, his secretary, Joanne G. Dancel, while in the process of transferring his voluminous belongings, lost track of the said owner’s duplicate. Immediately after learning the loss of the said owner’s duplicate, Petitioner Joanne Dancel executed an Affidavit of Loss and furnished the Office of the Registry of Deeds of Camiguin. The Owner’s Duplicate Copy of the Original Certificate of Title No. P-8463 had not been pledged or otherwise delivered to any person or entity to guarantee any obligation and for any other purpose. Petitioner then prayed that the Honorable Court would declare as lost and void the Owner’s Duplicate of Original Certificate of Title No. P-8463 over Lot 2730 and to order the Register of Deeds of Camiguin, after payment of prescribed fees, to issue in lieu thereof a new Owner Duplicate Copy of Original Certificate of Title No. P-8463 which shall in all respects be entitled to like faith and credit as the original certificate in accordance with Section 109 of Act 496, as amended by P.D. No. 1529. Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance the Court hereby sets the same for hearing on June 7, 2011 in this Court’s Session Hall, to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of the petition together with all its annexes and of this Order be furnished the following: 1) Register of Deeds at Mambajao, Camiguin; 2) The Administrator, Land Registration Authority at Quezon City; 3) Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Vill., Makati City; 4) Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. The Process Server of this Court is directed to post copies of this Order in the following public places: 1) Bulletin Board – Public Market, Guinsiliban, Camiguin; 2) Bulletin Board – Municipal Hall, Guinsiliban, Camiguin; 3) Bulletin Board – Provincial Capitol, Mambajao, Camiguin and 4) Bulletin Board – this Court. Let copy of this Order be published at petitioner’s expense once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin. Any person or entity whose interests might be adversely affected by this proceeding may file written opposition within a reasonable time prior to the date of hearing, and appear personally during the hearing to substantiate the same. So ordered. Done at Mambajao, Camiguin, this 28th day of February 2011. (Sgd.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA Judge BWM March 21,28, April 4


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ESIDENTS and officials of various beneficiary barangays of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez in Cagayan de Oro’s second district witnessed the turned over and groundbreaking ceremonies of the P89 million worth of projects funded under the Priority Development Assistant Fund of the lawmaker, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department Agrarian Reform (DAR) with the implementing agency, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-second engineering district of Cagayan de Oro held last March 28, 2011. Nineteen priority development projects rehabilitation, upgrading of damaged paved national roads of South and North Divisoria-RN Abejuela Street-Corrales Street (P3.3 million); T. Neri Street to Velez-Burgos Street (P6.7 million). The P7.1 million project funded by the Department of Agriculture farm-to-market road at Villa Trinitas Phase 11, Mahayahay Zone 4-reblocking-Bantiles Section of Barangay Bugo. The P1 million Construction of Multi Purpose School Building at Barangay Puerto, the P3.9 million construction of 4-CL Agusan National

High School, Puerto Annex, Barangay Puerto. The Department of Agriculture fund P1 million rehab/improvement of JCT National Highway (Zone 6) to sitio Kababalahan-sitio Kilibay, Barangay Agusan. The P5 million DA funded farm-to-market road at Kabalalahan-Kilibay road, Barangay Agusan and the local government unit (LGU) counterpart of P500,000. The P800,000 rehab and upgrading of Butuan CityCDOC-Iligan City RoadAgusan Bridge, Barangay

Agusan. Depar tment of Agriculture, P5 million DA Fund and P500,000 Congressional Fund road concreting of Agusan-Balubal Road (Teakwood). The P25.9 million preventive maintenance (Intermittent Section) Butuan City-CDOC-Iligan City Road. The P700,000 rehab, reconstruction, upgrading of damaged paved national roads along the intermittent section: Butuan City-CDOCO- Iligan City Road)-Barangay Gusa. The P400,000 Construction of Water System,

PUERTO- SAYRE FLYOVER BRIEFING/ GROUNDBREAKING. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez thanks Pres. Noynoy Aquino for the P362 million FLYOVER which will start this month and completed on August 2011. Also present are DPWH Sec. Babes Singson, DILG Sec. Jesus Robredo and Mindanao Development Authority Sec. Lualhati Antonino.

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Congressman Rufus B. Rodriquez, District Engr. Allan Borromeo DM, Kag. Adelina Bogay, representing Bgry. 5. Engr. Hipona laying the time capsule of North Divisoria (T. Neri St., NA Velez-Burgos St. Rehabilitation, upgrading of damaged paved national roads, generated from pavement Section a P6.8 Million Project Completion.

Area Resident Engr. Nestor Abonitalla, Macasandig Brgy. Chairman Aaron Neri, District Engr. Allan Borromeo, and Congressman Rufus Rodriquez cutting the ribbon during the turn-over ceremony of the P1.2 Million concreting of Pilot de Lara St., (14th St. Water District Pumping Station) Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City.

Agusan Brgy. Chairman Marvin Gontinas, A Brown Company, Inc. President Robertino Pizarro, ABrown Co. Legal Officer Atty. Ruel Castro, DA Regional Executive Director DA-RFU 10 Lealyn A. Ramos, CDO 2nd District Conggressman Rufus B. Rodriquez and District Engr. Allan S. Borromeo laying the time capsule of the 5.5 Million Farm to Market Road Agusan-Balubal, Brgy Agusan (Teadwook). Bugo Brgy. Chairman Raul Aleria, District Engr. Allan Borrormeo, Regional Executive Director DA RFU 10 Lealyn A. Ramos, Congressman Rufus B. Rodriquez during the turn over ceremony and cutting of ribbon of the 7.1 Million DA funded project of Farm to Market Road (Villa Trinitas Phase 11) Mahayahay Zone 4-reblocking and Bantiles Section with Mr. Venus Galso-President Villa Trinitas Phase 11.

CDO PROJECTS BRIEFING Cong. Rufus Rodriguez discusses with Pres. Noynoy Aquino, the ongoing infrastructure projects in the 2nd district of Cagayan de Oro, the P800M CDO Coastal bypass road from District Engr. Allan Borromeo, East City Central Lapasan Principal Porferio Padinot, Lapasan Brgy. Puntod/Lapasan to Puerto, the P700M CDO Convention and Civic Center in Taguanao, Chairman Omar Labuntog and Congressman Rufus B. Rodriquez during the turn-over ceremony of the Indahag and the P30M Cementing with Drainage of the North and South Divisoria Streets. 2.5 Million completion of the 2-storey classroom East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.


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worth it. (Editor’s note: Armando O. Bartolome is the president of GMB Franchise Developers Inc, a pioneer franchise development company established since 1993. The company has assisted numerous entrepreneurs whose brand names are now known in the

country. The many clients he mentored dubbed him as the Philippines’ Franchise Guru. He has a weekly regular column every Monday Business Mirror as well as writes in Entrepreneur Magazine both hardcopy and online edition. He may be reached either his e-mail franchiseconsultants@ gmail.com or follow him at http://www.facebook.com/ franguru)

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like primary coops and coop federations and encourages mergers and consolidation to create strong a cooperative banking industry. The country’s biggest community cooperative, the First Community Cooperative (Ficco) have already been rehabilitating ailing cooperative banks around Mindanao. Ficco is now the majority shareholder of the Cooperative Bank of Misamis Occidental in Oroquita City, Cooperative Bank of Davao del Sur in Digos City and Cooperative Bank of Surigao del Sur in Bislig City. FICCO Chief Executive Officer Vicente Rana said that they have invested about P200-million to rehabilitate these coop banks. Ficco’s net worth now is pegged P4.3billion. Rana said that they are now in the final stages of the merger of the three cooperative banks under the name First Consolidated Cooperative Bank. “We are just awaiting final

approval from the BSP to merge these three banks under the name First Consolidated Cooperative Bank. The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation has already approved our application,” Rana told BusinessWeek Mindanao. Meanwhile, at least two cooperative banks will be joining the First Consolidated Bank once it starts operations. “We are expecting the BSP approval of the Ficco application to operate a bank next month,” said Isagani Daba, President and CEO of the Metro South Cooperative Bank based in Manila. Once the BSP approves the Ficco application, Metro South and the Cooperative Bank of Cebu will join the merger to create the first cooperative bank with nationwide coverage, Daba said. This development is eventually geared towards creating a single cooperative banking industry in the country, Daba said.

“Industrial activity also increased as manifested in the increase in energy sales even with the long rotating brownouts in the first semester,” Clarete said. Since Iligan City and Lanao del Norte were integrated back to the region in 2002, Region X became Mindanao’s largest and fastest growing economy in 2008 according to data from the Economic and Social Statistics Office of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). “Based on last year’s performance and good weather during the first quarter of this year, the region is in a position to further improve its previous year’s economic performance,” Clarete said. However, he added that this would depend on how well the country and Region X in particular, could take advantage of opportunities presented by the current situation in Japan, the region’s second largest trading partner. “The volatile situation in the Middle East could also be a factor which could dampen economic growth in 2011,” Clarete said. “But as the rest of the world recovers from the global crisis, the region is expected to ride the tide as the country sees daylight in the year ahead.” On the national scale, the government will most likely take a second look at the country’s growth target originally pegged at 7-8 percent despite President Benigno Aquino III earlier statement the economy remains strong and resilient despite the disaster in Japan and with the turmoil in the Middle East.

“When we came up with the 7% to 8% economic growth target, we were not expecting the political violence in the Middle East and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan,” Ricky Carandang said on Sunday. “I would have to admit it would be more challenging to attain the target given these developments,” he said. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said they would review economic targets for this year, but assured that uncertainties in the world market would not have a significant and long-term effect on Philippine growth prospects. But the United Nation’s World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011 released last week downplayed the country’s growth prospects seeing the Philippine economy to slow down to 4.6% this year before it will be able to pick up to 5.1% in 2012 due to continued global deceleration. The UN forecasts are lower than the government’s 7-8% target and the 5% assumed in this year’s budget. It is also lower than World Bank’s 5% and 5.4% outlooks for 2011 and 2012, respectively, that were announced last week. The UN, which expects the Philippines to have grown by 6.8% last year -- above the 5-6% target -- said East Asian economies should expect growth to moderate this year as external demand weakened. The region’s exports, which rebounded last year, could “slow down markedly in 2011.”

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from page 1 These strong cooperative banks he added will invest this money to ailing cooperative banks in order to rehabilitate them, he added. C o op erative leaders welcome this development. “Strong Bangko Sentral participation in the cooperative sector is needed as the cooperatives are vital in addressing the credit needs of the micro, small and medium enterprises which employ 70 percent of the country’ workforce,” said Eugene Pabualan, PFCCO chapter chairperson. The BSP had revealed in a recent congressional hearing that there are 15 cooperative banks around the country that are in danger of foreclosure and are now placed under “Prompt Corrective Action” (PCA) by the BSP. The BSP rehabilitation program also encourages the participation of strategic third-party organizations

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from page 1 commodities trade was relatively better, and government revenue collections were up by double digits. “Region X remains Mindanao’s largest economy with 28.1 percent of the island’s GRDP (at Constant 1985 prices) with the third highest per capita GRDP nationwide,” Clarete said. “Inflation has been on a downward trend since 12.2% in 2008, to 4.59% in 2009 and down to 3.15% in 2010. Government revenue collections are up 19.05% in the BIR and 15.48% in the Bureau of Customs.” Investments monitored by the Department of Trade and Industry rose 44% to P 11.914-billion from P8.3-billion in 2009 while exports jumped 79% from US$518.38 in 2009 to US$926.31-million in 2010 thanks mostly to the 179% increase in the export of coconut-based products. Employment has been stable and as of October 2010, the employment rate stood at 95.81% while underemployment improved from 31.02 in October 2009 to 26.05 in October 2010. Despite the dampening effects of the global financial crisis and the prolonged dry spell during the first quarter, Clarete said a major turnaround is expected following the outstanding performance of the region’s exports, inflow of investment, revenue collections, influx of tourists and expansion of the agriculture sector.

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Nestle proves care for environment By JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA, Editorial consultant

GUIDED by the fundamental corporate principle of creating shared value, Nestle Philippines is vigorously carrying out necessary measures to preserve and protect the environment. Nestle Cagayan de Oro Manager Ernesto Zamora told media that, among others, such measures include the installation of a wastewater treatment plant inside Company premises at barangay Tablon this city. Presiding over the news conference with some 50 local media practitioners, Saturday, Mr. Zamora said the ‘world-class’ facility is capable of separately capturing domestic, milk and coffee wastewater for subsequent purification processes. As they are captured into huge ponds, the wastewater discharges from the f a c tor y are t h orou g h ly cleansed of impurities and finally drained to natural waterways, clean and clear enough to sustain marine life,” Mr. Zamora explained. The visiting media practitioners were impressed by how Koi fish and tilapia were enjoying themselves in a purified wastewater pool artistically painted by children of Nestle employees. Mr. Zamora disclosed, the same thing is taking

“Our wastewater treatment plants are manned by highly competent personnel, who are tasked to constantly ensure that every drop of treated wastewater meets government standards.”

Ms. Joy Dumlao of Nestle Philippines stresses a point during an open forum with Cagayan de Oro journalists on Saturday at the company’s plant in Tablon. A regular activity of Nestle, the plant tour familiarizes the media with the company’s environmental and BWM PHOTO BY GERRY L. GORIT safety measures.

place in the other four Nestle factories in the country. “Our wastewater treatment plants are manned by highly competent personnel, who are tasked to constantly ensure that every drop of treated wastewater meets government standards,” he said. Mr. Zamora further disclosed that in every Nestle factory, treated wastewater is mostly used in watering the gardens in the premises and in sustaining Koi fish and tilapia, as a way of re-

minding everyone on the life-giving value of water. Nestle’s corporate call on water, st ates “Ever y manufacturing facility, no matter how small, must invest in a wastewater treatment plant. This single venture can renew untold volumes of water, otherwise discarded to pollute rivers and seas.” In receiving the visiting media practitioners, Zamora was joined by corporate officers Ed Tamayo and Joy Dumlao, among others.

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Your Lucky Stars AQUARIUS. When love and romance knocks on your door, prepare to see the truth about someone – their intentions, good or bad, are revealing. At work, stay clear of drama. Don’t get caught up in office politics, you have better things to do. Lucky Numbers: 8 11 14 40 32 7 PISCES. An amazing love connection is in the stars! You’re dreams can come true, don’t settle for second best. Watch your spending habits, if you’ve set a budget, stick to it. If your work and social life are in overdrive, find solo time for relaxation. Lucky Numbers: 9 8 31 1 16 5 ARIES. New moon magic can make just about any happen for a positive outcome. When it concerns love, don’t fight your feelings. A mini–mystery can be resolved without too much trouble. Try to go with the flow; sometimes life has its own agenda, be careful you don’t interrupt destiny’s plans. Lucky Numbers: 1 8 17 4 5 6 TAURUS. Don’t carry the troubles of the world on your shoulders; tune into your intuition to get your answers, and do what you know is right for you. Stay flexible at work and show the boss that you’re ready to embrace change. Love’s roller coaster ride can be revealing, build a friendship for stability. Get ready for action, life is about to enter the first lane and first class. Lucky Numbers: 8 3 21 4 5 7 GEMINI. Keep an open mind at work. Negotiations look favorable, but may not go exactly as you planned. Be flexible, and things can work out better than you had hoped. Whether you’re in love or single, movement in the right direction is in the stars. Lucky Numbers: 11 2 23 7 15 1 CANCER. If family dominates your life, get ready to resolve an ongoing issue to stop it from re–surfacing. With work, make a commitment to give you the emotional stability and security you need. At work, consider all options before agreeing to change. Lucky Numbers: 9 10 20 30 40 2 LEO. This is a magic time when opportunities can literally land at your feet. Look out for an inspiring guru–like person who opens your eyes to a whole new world. On the love scene, don’t be a wallflower – make your intentions clear. Lucky Numbers: 11 12 31 34 29 8

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VIRGO. This is the beginning of something wonderful! Something you didn’t consider can take off and in a hurry. At work, there is a lot of activity, don’t get involved in other people’s business, even if they have made a mistake or indiscretion. Take the high road and remove yourself from the association. Lucky Numbers: 7 15 4 41 21 2 LIBRA. New love is close by. Ensure you look your best at all times. Change at work is possible; be patient to see how the chips fall. A lucky moment can swing your way. An offhanded remark is best ignored; there is power in silence. Lucky Numbers: 6 16 4 41 21 29 SCORPIO. To win someone’s heart, use your charm powers. You can be irresistible and unforgettable when you want to be. Look at a financial concern from a business perspective. If there’s a shake up at work, don’t stress, wait for the outcome. Lucky Numbers: 10 11 14 38 17 4 SAGITTARIUS. When you’re driven by work, others take notice. If you need a change, you’re in luck as new opportunities are due to cross your path with personal and professional matters. When it concerns love, don’t believe everything you hear, go to the source to get the real scoop. Lucky Numbers: 7 16 4 41 2 28 CAPRICORN. An overdue talk with a nearest and dearest can go your way. Don’t dance around an issue, speak from the heart. Career stars look favorable; stay positive, you are moving in the right direction. It is vital to keep in touch with family, even if its electronically. Lucky Numbers: 15 31 12 1 17 16


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Pasundayag 2011 to be held at Mall of Asia By JOE PALABAO, Reporter

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HE Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila, is the venue of the most-awaited Pasundayag 2011 Northern Mindanao this coming April 14-19, 2011.

Pasundayag 2011 tagged as Northern Mindanao Power 10 is a six-day exposition of Region 10 as a destination for both domestic and foreign tourists, government-private investments, center for trade; good governance and culture practices. Five provinces and eight cities of Northern Mindanao will showcase the Region’s finest tourism attractions for adventure, ecotourism, leisure, culinary, crafts, ag-

ri-aqua products, facilities, services, wellness features, cultural endowments and best practices of the various local government units and private-tourism related organizations. Pasundayag Northern Mindanao is presented by the Department of Tourism, Region 10, and being copresented by SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila and participated in by the Regional Development Coun-

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cil (RDC 10); the Northern Mindanao Regional Tourism Council 10; the Region’s Local Government Unit; Tourism Industry Key Players, Private Institutions and Government Line Agencies through display of the Region’s Best in tourist attractions, tour-

ism-related services (hotels, restaurants, transportation, communication, wellness establishments, travel agencies, event organizers and others), travel facilities and amenities, (terminals, toads, meeting facilities, shops, etc) and cultural pride (cuisine, arts, dances, music, rituals and tableaus). In an interview, Director Catalino “Butch” E. Chan 111, the dynamic and wellequipped Tourism Regional Director of Northern Mindanao, told BusinessWeek Mindanao that Pasundayag Northern Mindanao will serve as a learning pad for both host region, performers/exhibitors and viewers in an interactive experience of

‘Strike A Pose’ summer fashion show By JOE PALABAO, Reporter

GIL Macaibay III, Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao Prince of Haute Couture, will conduct a Summer Fashion Show dubbed as “STRIKE A POSE” to be held at the Rotunda of Limketkai Center on April 17, 2011 at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Some 80 beautiful and talented Cagayan de Oro based models and top professional models from Manila Fashion Week will showcase the 120 haute couture collections and designs by Gil Macaibay III for this year’s

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Philippine economy and the continued growth of our brands,” Schultz said. Part of the resources used for the purchase of the 11hectare property and the construction of the facilities came from the initial investment committed through former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2009. The rest, including the purchase of machineries and equipment, as well as employee training, were taken from the fresh B investment committed by Coca-Cola Pacific Group president Glenn Jordan to President Benigno S. Aquino III when he attended the UN General Assembly in New York in September last year, the statement said. The company’s investment in the country was intended to strengthen production, distribution and help develop new products to refresh the Filipino consumers. In 2010, Coca-Cola Philippines recorded doubledigit growth led by its flagship brand Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola Company, which operates 23 plants and 47 sales offices with over 7,000 employees across the country, will focus the rest of the investment on strengthening marketing executions and enhancing system capa-

remarkable and one of the most prestigious fashion events of the City of Golden Friendship. For fashion lovers and enthusiasts who wish to have a vantage seat for the Summer Fashion Show are requested to bring books and educational reading materials and present these at the entrance gate of the venue. Manolo Fortich Public Library of the Province of Bukidnon will be the beneficiary of these books and reading materials for the students, children and the general public of the town. bilities relating to logistics and deliveries in order to better serve the company’s expanding customer base, the statement said. “We also continue to invest in the community. Currently the Coca-Cola Company has built 80 Little Red Schoolhouses in remote areas in the Philippines, benefitting over 40,000 students. Now the Coca-Cola Foundation is working at constructing an additional 20 Little Red Schoolhouses to reach our goal of 100 Little Red Schoolhouses by 2012, the 100th year anniversary of Coca-Cola in the Philippines,” Schultz said. Coca-Cola also supports several environmental programs in partnership with WWF Philippines. A project between the Departments of Health and Education and Coca-Cola aims at minimizing iron deficiency among schools kids through the distribution of a nutritional juice. Coca-Cola has been in the Philippines since the beginning of the 20th century and has been locally produced since 1927. The Philippines received the first non-U.S. national Coca-Cola bottling and distribution franchise. The Philippines bottling operation is among the biggest 10 Coca-Cola bottlers globally.

A week before the Summer Fashion Show, Models’ Workshop is scheduled on April 10, 2011 at Harbor Lights Beach Hotel, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City for the new models and a Press Conference is scheduled on April 11, 2011, at seven in the evening (7PM) at the Mykarelli’s Grill at JR Borja Extension, Cagayan de Oro City. Summer Fashion Show… Strike A Pose is brought to you by GIL MACAIBAY 111 FASHION STUDIO and presented by LIM KET KAI CENTER, ROGER NAZAR LACTAO, JR. PHOTOGRA-

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promoting social and cultural development. He further stressed that it will likewise be a source of family entertainment, school off-campus education, wholesome trading and visitors’ delight. Furthermore, the 6 days exposition shall be a substantial event for locals and visitors to highly appreciate the contemporary developments in Northern Mindanao, he concluded. The Grand Opening will be April 14, 2011 participated in by the five provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Lande del Norte and the eight cities-Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Ozamis, Tangub, Oroqueita, Gingoog, Malaybalay and Valencia.

Each province and city will have their scheduled highlights days to showcase their cultural shows, trivia, craft demo, destination exhibits, food products, dance clinic, food sampling, ethnic musical instruments demo and travel market. Pasundayag Northern Mindanao will showcase craft demonstrations like beadworks and hinabol, loom weaving, kadang-kadang and indigenous games, pottery, basket weaving, and nito weaving. Pasundayag Northern Mindanao will then be in the limelight as it interspersed and showcased with the real Tourism Biodiversity of the Region and what it has to offer to the world.

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Barangay Lapasan; the P2.5 million completion of 2-storey 4-CL East City Central, Barangay Lapasan; the P200,000 construction of multi-purpose building pavement (ES Compound) Barangay Lapasan; the P1.2 million concreting of roads (14th Street, Water District Pumping Station) Barangay Macasandig; the P500,000 construction/repair or water system at sitio San Jose, Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City. The P19.5 million rehabilitation, reconstruction, upgrading of damaged paved national roads, generated from pavement management system, highway development and management (HDM)-4) intermittent section, CDO Port Road, Barangay Puntod and the P3.7 million reconstruction of DPWH-CDODEO, Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City which covers the completion of the 2nd floor at the Materials Section, construction of BAC & Accounting Office, extension of PDS & construction of Male CR at MTQC Section and the Extension of Construction Section Building (works including electrical fixtures.) HAPPY FIESTA BRGY SAN VICENTE BUTUAN CITY APRIL 5, 2011 From HON. RAUZIL A. CARAMPATANA SK FEDERATION PRESIDENT- BUTUAN CITY

SAY NO TO DRUGS A PROJECT WITH HON. MAYOR ERDINAND M. AMANTE Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental In Re: Petition for Correction of Entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of Andam B. Cham,

SP. Case No. 2011-969

Andam B. Cham, Petitioner,

Bulgaranay

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Ronnie Waniwan

Ang Katilingban Karon

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Dondon Yrat

Asenso Ka Pinoy

10:00 - 11:30 A.M. Iran Mercado

Lampornas

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Ronnie Waniwan

Ang Isyu Karon

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Ric Ociones

Kinaiyahan Ug Katil- 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. ingban

Francis Patindol

Radyo Asenso Report

Harry del Puerto

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ASENSO REPORTERS SANTOS J. BENSAL PEDRO S. SANORIA RAMONITO B. CARCALLAS VERGELIO E. SAMBAS BEBET ARO JERRY BILAR-TRAFFIC OFFICER

-versusThe Local Civil Registrar of Initao, Misamis Oriental, Respondent. X------------------------------/ ORDER A verified Petition for Correction of Entry in the Certificate of Live Birth has been filed with this Court by petitioner Andam C. Cham, with the assistance of counsel, alleging among others, to wit: That, petitioner is of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of Purok 4, Poblacion, Initao, Misamis Oriental; That, petitioner’s birth was registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Initao, Misamis Oriental, copy of his Certificate of Live Birth is attached to the petition as Annex “A”; That, in the said Certificate of Live Birth his gender was recorded as “Female” when in truth and in fact he is “MALE”. As proof thereof, he has attached to his petition the Medical Certificate issued by Dr. Marcos Joy E. Bombeo, M.D. of Misamis Oriental Provincial HospitalInitao, with the findings that patient examined is “Male”, (Annex “B” of the Petition) and; That, petitioner is seeking correction of said erroneous entry to eliminate any obstacle, confusion and misunderstanding that may arise from said discrepancy, and the instant Petition is filed without intention to infringe the law, should there be any at all. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is given due course and Order is hereby issued setting the initial hearing on June 21, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at RTC Branch 44, Initao, Misamis Oriental at which date, time and place any person may appear and show cause why the same should not be granted. The petitioner is directed to cause the posting of the said Order at the Barangay Hall of Poblacion, Initao, Misamis Oriental at the Municipal Hall of Initiao, Misamis Oriental, and at the bulletin board of this Court, and to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation, duly accredited by this Court, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let copy of the Order together with the Petition and its annexes be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor and the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Initao, Misamis Oriental. So ordered. March 22, 2011, Initao, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) DENNIS Z. ALCANTAR Acting Presiding Judge BWM April 4,11,18


BusinessWeek Feature Our Story: Visual history of SLERS unveiled

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By JOE PALABAO Reporter

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LERS, the maker of delicious smoked country ham, has unveiled its 4x18 feet mural painting Friday dubbed as “Our Story,” a visual history of Cagayan de Oro and SLERS. The mural painting is considered a historical landmark of Cagayan de Oro’s food and tourism industry-the city touted as the city of

“Golden Friendship.” A city with smiles and warmth unmatched they say that made kagay-anons having a knack for making each visitor felt welcome. Po w e r h o u s e g u e s t s , prominent businessmen, the elite, Cagayan de Oro City executives, city tourism head, and city tourism council officials and heads of government agencies and private sectors graced the historical occasion and became part of the unveiling of an extraordinary mural

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painting––“Our Story.” A painting that depicts the story of the rich history of the city, SLERS history as Cagayan de Oro’s pride, the makers of Jamon de Cagayan and conceptualizing SLERS, SLERS Ham & Café as a tourist destination for locals, domestic, and foreign tourists alike. In an interview, Ms. Mercedes Pelaez-Mejia, Managing Director of SLERS, told BusinessWeek Mindanao that she commissioned award-winning visual artists

“OUR STORY.” A visual history of Cagayan de Oro was unvield by SLERS. Cagayan de Oro mayor Vicente Emano graces the unveiling of SLERS’ visual history dubbed as “Our Story.”

SLERS FAMILY. Matriarch Fely Pelaez, second from left, makes SLERS a by-word for every Cagay-anon when it comes to ham.

and product designers, Chris Gomez and Ivan Macarambon, to create an artwork that would grace the clean, bares wall of the new SLERS Ham & Café and highlight how SLERS and the SLERS Ham & Café have come to be known as “the authentic taste of Cagayan de Oro.” The mural painting––also through its historicity––de-

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picts its [SLERS’] humble beginnings in 1969, when SLERS Matriarch Fely Pelaez prepared delicious smoked country ham just right at her home at Camp Philips in the province of Bukidnon. The small cottage industry then has now become a “big enterprise” and has become Cagayan de Oro’s pride in the food industry today. SLERS believes that involving the community is an important part in keeping the concept true to Cagayan de Oro City’s origin. Thus, the mural painting is a collaborative effort from and among the key players of the tourism industry and had passed through a series of consultations from the artists themselves, tourism guides and local historians. Talks and consultations were supplemented with visits to the city’s museums that have helped the artists create an authentic and extraordinary state-of-the-art artwork. The 4x18 feet mural is an acrylic painting showing an illustrative map of the city of Cagayan de Oro, dotted with landmarks, historical figures, recent buildings of

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cultural significance, and even destinations outside the area that would establish the city as a center of economic and cultural activity. Each element in the painting has a banner with its name and the date when it became part of the city’s history. Interspersed among the historical elements are images of SLERS products with their respective banners. The bridges and roads in the painting lead to the center where a symbolic structure of SLERS stands with a figure of the founder, Fely Pelaez, presenting the famous SLERS Jamon Cagayan de Oro. All the elements are painted in the manner of illustrations in children’s books, reinforcing the story-telling function of the artwork. In the annals of the “Tourism History and Industry,” April 1, 2011 is the most remarkable day for every kagay-anons to remember that an artwork, “OUR STORY,” a visual history of Cagayan de Oro and SLERS pay homage to the people and heritage of the city of Golden Friendship.


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CIC organized fun day, cooking demonstration for special children By JOE PALABAO

Officers, faculty and staff and talented dancers and skillful flair tenders. The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, the first in Northern Mindanao is a culinary school offering a Certificate in Culinary Arts with Holistic Nutrition as its trademark. It aims to inspire students to master savory and aesthetic food creations without compromising nutritional value thus promoting good health through its world class culinary program BE THE NEXT CHEF TO THE LIKES OF CHEF ZIGGY SEGUNIAL AND

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IGHTEEN special children of Little Angels SpEd Center were the beneficiaries of a recently concluded Fun Day and Cooking Demonstration organiz e d by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro, (CIC), the first culinary school in Northern Mindanao, held at the Activity Center of SM City, Cagayan de Oro last March 27, 2011.

The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) Marketing Department made a very commendable program in choosing the special children of Little Angels SpEd as they enjoy a fun-filled day, experienced dough forming assisted by CIC student chefs, sampled and enjoyed with gusto the culinary gourmet–– the finish product of Chef Ziggy Segunial, a visiting chef from Manila. The special children and the crowds were entertained by the Chefs on Parade of the Student Chefs from Batch 1 to Batch 5 and the dance number of the student chefs. Awed by the flair tending exhibition done by the students of Pro World Academy (PWA) HRM students, a sister school of CIC. The Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro (CIC) Chef Instructors, Chef Audrey, Chef Pearlie and Chef Ivy were appropriately introduced for the extraordinary culinary instructions to the

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from page 10 balance of innovation, high-tech and Korean tradition. It was heavily inspired by the purity and grace of traditional Korean arts and crafts, but combines this with cutting edge technologies to deliver a truly premium experience,” comments Kia Motors’ Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. The third electric vehicle design to be unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation in a year, the 3.9-meter long Naimo concept explores the practicalities of introducing a zero-emissions, five-door, four-seater city car into a future niche market. Measuring 3,890 mm in length, the Naimo’s generous wheelbase, width and height (2,647, 1,844 and 1,589 mm respectively) – plus the short overhangs which place a wheel at each corner – ensure that the cabin provides exceptional head, leg and shoulder room for the occupants. The concept car has no B-pillars and features rearhinged rear doors to maximize easy access to the cabin, and a three-way split opening trunk, allows versatile access to the load bay for varying

CELEBRITY CHEF HASSET GO! Everybody is invited from all walks of life: if you have the Passion for Culinary Excellence! ENROLL NOW! Call Tel No. (088) 309-3319/ TeleFax No. (08822) 72-7248/Mobile Nos./0926-6765989/0923-302-7395 or visit their website: www,proworldclc.com; e-Mail: cic-cdo188@ yahoo.com. Visit them personally at the 3rd Floor Legacy Building, Antonio Luna St., 9000 Cagayan de Oro City They offer FREE Orientation at the CIC Office Mondays-Saturdays; 5:30pm6:30pm.

Manila visiting chef Ziggy Segunial in his actual cooking demonstration for MAC & CHEESE & HEALTHY CHICKEN NUGGETS.

CIC STUDENT CHEFS ASSISTING THE KIDS IN THEIR COOKIE DOUGH.

luggage sizes. Power comes from a PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) electric motor with a maximum output of 80 kW (109 ps) and maximum torque of 280 Nm, enabling Naimo to reach a top speed of 150 kph (93 mph). A twin-pack 27 kWh battery is located under the trunk floor and uses innovative LiPoly (Lithium Ion Polymer) technology that offers numerous advantages over other battery types. Equipped with this battery, Naimo provides a driving range of 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. To enhance range, the showcar is fitted with special lowdrag 20-inch diameter alloy wheels. Under the quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Naimo’s battery can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity within 25 minutes. Under the normal cycle (3.3 kW), 100 percent power is attained after five and a half hours. Naimo will join Kia’s growing test fleet of hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles being extensively driven in widely varying conditions to develop future production models with zero or significantly reduced emissions.

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from page 12 next day. Informing the other party of our intention to examine and investigate his or her account is like telegraphing criminals of our plans,” Aquino explained. Other proposed amendments include the expansion of the definition of “money laundering”, “covered institutions”, “predicate offenses” and the authority to be granted to AMLC to retain 25 per cent of the net proceeds of forfeited assets. Let us hope that these amendments are approved sooner rather than later.

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from page 15 being of school youth. The Commission may require school days on Saturdays to complete required hours for cours es or to make up for days lost due to force majeure. The revised school calendar pursuant to this Act shall be implemented starting school year 2008-2009. SEC 3. Rules and Regu l at i o n . T h e r u l e s a n d regulation for the implementation of this Act shall

student chefs. They are part of CIC in teaching the student chefs culinary arts with holistic nutrition. Actual cooking demo on mouthwatering pasta and chicken nuggets with variations of veggies and meat being loved by children was done by Chef Ziggy Segunial and the baking demo on Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies for hyperactive children was prepared by Candice of CIC Batch 1 student chef. The special children were filled with joy and contentment as they were able to enjoy and take part of such an activity. The Fun Day with Little Angels SpEd Center was a tremendous success through the support of sponsors. The SM City for the grand activity center accommodation, Jollibee for their delicious merienda, Greenwich for the sumptuous pizza, pasta and refreshing drinks and the Pizza Making Video Presentation, the Pro World Academy b e p ro mu l g at e d by t h e Department of Education, for the public and private pre-elementar y, elementary and secondary levels and by the Commission on Higher Education and the public and private posts e c on d a r y a n d t e r t i a r y level of education. SEC 4. Resources. Resources required for the appropriate implementation of this Act shall be included in the annual general appropriations of the Department of Education, for t he pre-element ar y, elementary and secondary levels and of the Commission on Higher Education f or t h e p o s t - s e c on d a r y and tertiary level. Funds required for the initial year of implementation of the School Calendar from the present system to that proposed under this Act shall be derived from any savings or unused funds of the Department of Education for t he pre-element ar y, elementar y and secondar y levels and f rom the resources under the Act creating the Commission on Higher Education for the p ost-s econdar y and tertiary level.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental In Re: Adoption of Paulane Antonette Pangan Lomongo,

SPEC. Proc. Case No. 2010-954

Spouses Leopoldo Lago Lomongo and Minda Pangan Lomongo, Petitioners. X-------------------------/ AMENDED ORDER A verified Petition for Adoption of Paulane Antonette Pangan Lomongo has been filed with this Court by Petitioners Spouses Leopoldo Lago Lomongo and Minda Pangan Lomongo, with the assistance of Counsel, alleging among others, to wit: That, Petitioners are husband and wife, both of legal age, Filipino and residents of Kibaghot, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental as evidenced by their Marriage Contract, copy of the same is attached to the petition as Annex “A”; That, Petitioners are in possession of full civil capacity and legal rights to adopt, of good moral character, had not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, and are psychologically capable of rearing and caring for children. Also, attached to the petition are Petitioners’ Certificates of Live Birth, Police and NBI Clearances, Annexes “B” to “F”, respectively; That, Petitioners are responsible and good Filipino citizens. They are persons imbued with honesty, diligence, kindness and goodness. Neighbors and local officials from their barangays can attest to their good personal attitude as evidenced by the barangay clearances issued to both Petitioners, Annexes “H” to “I”, respectively; That, the person sought to be adopted was born on January 10, 1995 in San Isidro, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental as PAULANE ANTONETTE PANGAN LOMONGO. Her parents are Anthony Sison Opelinia and Jocelyn Pangan Lomongo. At the time of her birth, her father and mother were not yet married to each other, although her parents were not in possession of any legal impediment to marry then. Attached thereto are the Certificate of Live Birth of the minor sought to be adopted and the Certificates of Live Birth of Petitioners’ biological parents, Annexes “J” to “L”, respectively; That, the biological parents of the minor sought to be adopted were later legally married on September 08, 2001 in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental as evidenced by the Certificate of Marriage attached to the petition as Annex “M”; That, on May 04, 2004, the biological parents of Paulane Antonette executed before a Notary Public an Affidavit of Acknowledgment and Legitimation, Annex “N”, for Paulane Antonette P. Lomongo and on June 16, 2004, the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental issued a Certification, “Annex “O”, to the effect that Paulane Antonette Pangan Lomongo is legitimated by subsequent marriage of her parents and shall be known as PAULANE ANTONETTE LOMONGO OPELINIA; That, on May 04, 2004, the biological parents of Paulane Antonette before a Notary Public an Affidavit of Acknowledgment and Legitimation, Annex “N”, for Paulane Antonette P. Lomongo and on June 16, 2004, the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental issued a Certification, “Annex “O”, to the effect that Paulane Antonette Pangan Lomongo is legitimated by the subsequent marriage of her parents and shall be known as PAULANE ANTONETTE LOMONGO OPELINIA; That, when the adoptee was still three (3) days old, she was already in the loving hands of Petitioners as custodians. To date, Petitioners are the ones exercising parental authority and responsibility over the child sought to be adopted by showering her with all the love, care and attention and reared for the development of her moral, mental and physical well-being and considered her as their own daughter and had given Paulane Antonette her wants and needs; That, Petitioners can adequately provide for the needs of the adoptee. Co-petitioner Minda Lomongo is a pensioner of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) receiving a monthly pension of Peso: Ten Thousand Four Hundred (P10,400.00). That, Petitioners also own several real properties, one of which is situated in Kibaghot, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, proof of the same is attached to the petition as Annex “Q”, Deed of Sale of a parcel of land in favor of Petitioners; That, since the adoptee has been living with Petitioners since she was still three (3) years old, it is further prayed for that trial custody be dispensed with; That since the child sought to be adopted is above ten (10) years old, she has executed an Affidavit of Consent to her adoption, copy of which is attached to the petition as Annex “S”; That, the biological parents of the adoptee has also given their consent to the adoption of Paulane Antonette by executing an Affidavit of Consent, Annex “T”; That, the legitimate children of Petitioners, all of legal age, interpose no objection of the filing of the instant petition, copies of their Affidavit of Consent is attached to the petition as Annexes “U” and “V”, respectively; That, Petitioners possess all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications of the adopting parents; Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is given due course and Order is hereby issued setting the initial hearing on June 28, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning at RTC Branch 44, Initao, Misamis Oriental at which date, time and place any person may appear and show cause why the same should not be granted. The Petitioners are directed to cause the posting of the said Order at the Barangay Hall of Kibaghot, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, at the Bulletin Board of the Municipal Hall of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, and at the bulletin board of this Court, and to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation, duly accredited by this Court at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Regional Field Office X, Cagayan de Oro City is directed to conduct a Case Study for the adoptee and the adopters and shall submit their report and recommendation on the matter to this Court. Let copy of the Order together with the Petition and its annexes be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Regional Field Office X, Cagayan de Oro City. So ordered. March 3, 2011, Initao, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) DENNIS Z. ALCANTAR Acting Presiding Judge BWM March 21,28, April 4


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HOTELS RESTAURANTS Pryce Plaza Hotel

Carmen Hill, CDO, Tel. No.722791 to93/858-4537 E-mail:reservations@pryceplaza.ph

Hotel Koresco

Pueblo de Oro Golf Course,CDO, Tel. No. [088] 858-2381/ 859-2294, E-mail:hotelkoresco@yahoo.com

Mallberry Suites

COHARA HAPPY HOUR

A prelude to the 15th KUMBIRA 2011

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out is the 2nd Sinuglaw Festival which will run on July 1 up to August 30, 2011 where the famous pork Sinugba mixed with Kinilaw (fish vinegar) will be featured in COHARA member establishments. For more details, please call the Executive Secretary, Ms Nollie Arguelles at the COHARA Office (088) 8581705; Smart-09195872812; Globe0 9 1 5 1 1 6 8 9 7 2 and Su n 09228636442.

Alongside this big project, COHARA has lined-up a few pre-event activities serving as prelude to this 15th year flagship event. One of this is the “COHARA HAPPY HOUR” where participating establishments will promote KUMBIRA every 1500h up to 1600h (3:00

pm-4:00 pm) only) by offering discounts on selected items (food, drinks, dessert, room accommodations, etc.) to our visitors and locals for the period April 1-30, 2011. COHARA Happy Hour will be participated by the ff. members: Mom’s Corner, Dynasty Court Hotel, Hotel

Conchita, Hotel Koresco, Pryce Plaza, Southwinds Hotel, The VIP Hotel, Miami Inn, Xavier Sports & Country Club, Algen’s Dive Resort in Camiguin, Chali Beach Resort, Apple Tree Resort & Hotel, Bigby’s Café, Max’s Restaurant, La Ilongga , and Missy Bon Bon Breadshop. These participating establishments will be hanging a Happy Hour streamer for the information of the dining public. Another event to watch

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competing with the speed of the outriggers. Souvenir items and food delicacies are also a bargain, the Kalamay of Albur and Jagna and the

Peanut Kisses of Tagbilaran are a must “pasalubong”. Visit Bohol this summer and do not believe in their myth that the island province

will sink because of the number of people who come and disembark by the thousands in their ports and airports? Adto ta Bai! Viaje Na!

statement, said its planned power facility, which would be eventually run by subsidiary Therma South, Inc. would become the “biggest single investment” in Mindanao as it would employ about 1,000 during the 40-month construction period and another 200 people when the operations start. The power plant, which the company is building on a 52-hectare property at the boundary of the city and Davao del Sur, has been met by opposition from several groups who claim that the

coal-fired power plant operations will result in environmental degradation. But the company has maintained that its plant will be safer compared with those built earlier. Mr. Orig said the company has a track record that “will guarantee the proposed power plant will be safe and will not cause harmful effects on the water supply.” “Dirty coal power plants are those that used the technologies of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. New coal-fired power plants are proven to be safe, clean and reliable,” he

said, adding that the company’s subsidiary, Davao Light and Power Co., has shown its responsibility to the community. “These facilities continue to meet standards and there had been no recorded incident that negatively affected the health and livelihood of the communities around it,” he added. Mr. Orig went on to deny that the company tried to bribe councilors. The Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao said it would investigate the report.

HE Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) will be staging the 15th KUMBIRA on August 17-19, 2011 at the Atrium of Limketkai Mall.

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from page 1 its existing power barge. The project is claimed to provide the city reliable and affordable sources of power to meet the demand of growing industries and commercial establishments like shopping malls. “The power crisis in Mindanao is in a very critical stage and we are ready to spend P25 billion to help solve the problem,” said Mr. Orig. The company, in a press

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

Limketkai Drive ,CDO, Tel. No. [088]854-3999 / 854-7999 E-mail:info@mallberrysuites.com

Dynasty Court Hotel

Tiano-Hayes Sts. CDO, Tel. No. 726876 / 726962 / 857-5410 E-mail:dynasty@philcom.ph

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

Marco Resort Tel. No. 732182 / 855-220

VIP Hotel

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

Philtown Hotel

Makahambus-Velez St. CDO,Tel. No. 723089 / 856-1813 info@theviphotel.com.ph

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 E-mail:hotelconchitapge@yahoo.com

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 E-mail:i_agudo@hotmail.com

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: redpalm_inn07@yahoo.com

Cagayan Riverview Inn

Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen CDO, Tel. No. 729039/858-4247/ 858-4245, E-mail:river@philcom.com

Chali Beach Resort

Cugman,CDO,Tel. No. 723929 / 855-2108 E-mail:chali_beach@yahoo.com

Nature Pensionne

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

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

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

Beef Pastrami is naturally smoked, rolled and garnished with generous amounts of ground black pepper and other spices. This extraordinary dish is great on its own.

Miami INN

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

DINAH’S BEACH RESORT

SLERS Corporate Office

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

Ham and Cafe Outlets

Malasag Eco Tourism Villages

Velez corner Del Pilar Streets, Cagayan de Oro City Phone (088) 855-1438 Cagayan de Oro Velez Corner Del Pilar Streets Phone Numbers (088) 855 2426 and (0923) 4199865 Manila: SM City North Edsa, Skygarden Phone numbers (0922) 7179528

Cugman, CDO Tel. No.855-6183 [088]309-3752


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State-of-the-art Teakwood Hills Clubhouse opens in Oro By JOE PALABAO

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convergence of more than 200 A Brown Company, Inc. (ABCI) officers, employees, performers, guests, visitors, brokers, agents and buyers witnessed the blessing of the State-of-the-Art Teakwood Hills Clubhouse last April 2, 2011 in Barangay Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City. They were treated to a Hawaiian Theme Luau Celebration with the dancers dancing to the beat of the Conso Band and Tahitian dances, and the sumptuous and gourmet cuisine that delighted the guests. Present during the blessing were realty heads: Joy Madrid - Homefield Realty; Rizalinda Chee - De Jong - Chee Realty; Lolit G. Alon - JCA Realty; Jane V. Villono - JCA Eaglebridge and Amor T. Valdehueza - JCA Westbridge. At A Glance - Teakwood Hills is a new plush subdivision in Barangay Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, inaugurated in September 2007. It is owned and managed by A Brown Company, Inc. (ABCI), the same people

behind the success of the famous Xavier Estates in upper Balulang. In fact, Teakwood Hills is being developed as the Xavier Estates on the east side of the city. The major distinction, however, is the breathtaking view of the mountains and the sea. Teakwood Hills will be an idyllic subdivision equipped with modern amenities. It will have a 24-hour security, and a perimeter fence. Future lot owners will undergo discreet background checks. The environment will be friendly and comfortable. The roads will be eight meters wide, lined with trees and brightly illuminated during night time. Park benches along the sidewalk will create a rural ambiance for the community. Teakwood Club house recreational amenities include billiards, darts, table tennis and a swimming pool. There will also be a restaurant and a village post to serve the needs of the community. Teakwood Hills will be the best of both worlds: exclusive yet affordable, secure yet friendly, country-style but metropolitan. The mountains and the sea will always be yours for the viewing.

Ms. Joy Madrid-Homefield Realty Head and Ms. Rizalinda Chee-De Jong of Chee Realty with ABCI President Robertino E. Pizarro and Ms. Theresa “Matet” Alcantar, ABCI Sales and Marketing Officer doing A Toast to Prosperity.

Rev. Fr. Boy Salvador, SJVS invoking the Divine Providence for Blessing and Prosperity of the newly opened Teakwood Hills Clubhouse. In deep contemplation are ABC I President Robertino E, Pizarro, Vice Mayor Ian Acenas and Ms. Ma. Theresa “Matet” M. Alcantar, ABCI Sales and Marketing Officer.

Broker and Realty Head of Homefield Ms. Joy Madrid talking to her valued clients.

Accredited brokers, realty heads and agents of the different Realty Groups pose of posterity.

ABCI President Robertino E. Pizarro welcoming the guests, visitors and buyers during the Teakwood Hills Clubhouse Blessing.

Neo-Ethnic Dancers doing a Tahitian number that mesmerized and awed the guests, officers, brokers and buyers of Teakwood Hills Subdivision. At the background is the breathtaking view of the mountains.

Cutting of Ribbon of the Teakwood Hills Clubhouse Blessing is Vice Mayor Ian Acenas of Cagayan de Oro City and A Brown Company (ACBI) President Robertino E. Pizarro, assisting are Ms. Ma. Theresa “Matet” M. Alcantar-ABCI Sales and Marketing Office and Mr. Regner G. Go-ACBI Project Manager.

Broker Ms. Rizalinda Chee-De Jong of Chee Realty with Ms. Ma. Theresa “Matet” M. Alcantar, ABCI Sales and Marketing Officer.

Swimmers Joshua Acain, Dominic Sabornido and Micah Sayosay ready to take a dive at the breathtaking Infinity Swimming Pool of Teakwood Clubhouse with the serene and calmness background of the sea.

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