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LOW cost airline leader, Cebu Pacific flew roughly a tenth more passengers in the first quarter versus year-ago levels as the budget carrier added more international flights, a statement released yesterday showed. The number of passengers grew by 12% to 2.8 million from January to March over the same period last year. The Gokongwei-controlled airline carried close to 10.5 million passenger for the full year of 2010. “We attribute this first quarter growth to flight frequency increases to key international markets, brought about by the additional capacity from our brand-new Airbus A320. Our 15th Airbus A320 was delivered just last January, increasing our fleet size to 33 aircraft,” said CEB vice president for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.

By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

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AYNILAD Water Services, Inc. has expressed interest to operate and develop a new water system in Misamis Oriental that would serve the projected increase in demand that will be brought about by upcoming opening of the Laguindingan International Airport next year.

Phinma’s capex

PHINMA Corp. sees capital expenses rising to P6 billion this year as the listed holding firm commits to partly finance the expansion plans of affiliate, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp.( TA Oil). In a recent interview, Phinma president Ramon Del Rosario Jr. noted that while power will account for the bulk of the capital budget this year, the company remains committed to expanding its other core businesses in education, steel products and real estate development. “It’s been a long time since we [allotted a budget] that large,” Del Rosario said, commenting on spending plans this year. TA Oil recently authorized the construction of a P12-billion “clean coal” power plant with a generating capacity of 135 megawatts (MW), Del Rosario said. The plant, situated in Calaca, Batangas, will be built by construction firm DM Consuniji Inc. and is slated for completion in 2014.

COOLER SUMMER. These kids took turns to dive in a small water hole they found in a vacant lot planted with kangkong to cool theirselves as temperature starts to rise elsewhere in Mindanao. But the weather bureau said the global temperature this summer is expected to be cooler than last year due to the prevailing La Niña phenomenon. BWM PHOTO BY MIO CADE

Pulangi 5 plant seen to reduce electricity rates in Mindanao By BONG FABE Contributor

THE proposed 300-megawatt Pulangi 5 hydroelectric plant in the province of Bukidnon is the only solution to the power woes of the island, said officials of the First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (Fibeco).

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In a letter to Gov. Oscar Moreno dated March 2, 2011, John Patrick C. Gregorio, Maynilad senior vice president, commercial and marketing, expressed the firm’s intent to submit a proposal to conduct a feasibility study to address water demand given the existing infrastructure. At present, there is no central water works system serving Misamis Oriental. Instead, all municipalities have their own waterworks systems while the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog cities have their own water utilities -- the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) and Gingoog Water District. In MAYNILAD/PAGE 8

Raul Alkuino, Fibeco chairman, warned that if no new hydroelectric power plants are constructed in Mindanao, Mindanaoans will not only experience brownouts but will also suffer the consequences of higher power rates. At present, Mindanao has

a power mix of hydro, diesel, coal and geothermal power plants. Hydroelectric power, however, is the cheapest to generate. But Alkuino said it is not good for Mindanao to rely solely on nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil PULANGI/PAGE 10

Coalition calls on govt to put on hold privatization By MIKE BAÑOS Correspondent

A BROAD-based coalition of consumer groups, private distribution utilities, rural electric cooperatives, industries, chambers of commerce,

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Economy Tourism driving investments to Northern Mindanao region 2 April 25-May 1, 2011

to 19 at the SM Mall of Asia. She added the arrivals will sharply increase when the Laguindingan international airport is completed. Northern Mindanao, with its eight cities and five provinces, opened its doors to the world in the Pasundayag 2011. The festival was a six-day exposition of Region 10’s tourist attractions, trade, fashion

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INVESTMENTS are pouring into Northern Mindanao as the region gains appeal as a global eco-tourism destination. Tourism Undersecretary Maria Victoria V. Jasmin said among the main beneficiaries of the strong investment flow is the hotel sector. “Cagayan de Oro is now a throbbing highly urbanized city, with the presence of new and upcoming hotels. Soon to be completed are the Limketkai and Atrium hotels and other projects of Ayala and local developers,” she said during the Pasundayag Festival, which was held on April 14

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and culture. It showcased the verdant province of Bukidnon with its colorful Kaamulan Festival and the Mt. Kitanglad National Park, an ideal site for bird watching; the rich culture of Lanao del Norte; the paradise island of Camiguin and the provinces of Misamis Occidental and Oriental. The region’s cities – Gingoog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Ozamiz,

Oroquieta, Tangub, Valencia and Cagayan de Oro – have a variety of colorful attractions and festivals. The Department of Tourism said it will soon complete the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) after holding consultations in the regions. After its completion, the different LGUs can embark on their own tourism framework plans to effectively deliver a complete and sustainable tourism development. The local government units are encouraged to develop a complete tourism product that can be jumpstarted by good strategic planning.

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ON AGUS-PULANGUI PRIVATIZATION

‘PNoy, Listen to your Boss!’ AN island-wide coalition of people’s organizations today urged President Benigno C. Aquino III to make good of his campaign promise to listen to the voice of the people on the proposed privatization of the Agus and Pulangui hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao. “During his inaugural speech, the President said Kayo ang Boss ko,” said Melvin D. Eballe, president of Coalition 6/25 during a live radio interview aired Wednesday morning over Magnum Radio 99.9 FM. “Now we are urging him to listen to the people’s resounding No to the proposed privatization of the Agus and Pulangui hydroelectric complexes (APHC) in Mindanao.” Coalition 6/25 is a multisectoral coalition of consumers, distribution utilities, local government units, people’s organizations and church-affiliated groups in Mindanao from Bukidnon and the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Zamboanga and Davao. Despite Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras earlier statement that the government would not be pursuing the privatization of the APHC at this time, the

President declared during his latest visit to Cagayan de Oro it intends to pursue the privatization as mandated under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). The President said Mindanao residents could be paying higher electricity rates next year when the government ends the exemption of Mindanao National Power Corp. plants from privatization as he does “not want to lie to anybody, especially to people who I considered my boss.” “The exemption I understand is finished by this year. I beg for your understanding but it does not make sense to continue producing any product and selling it at a loss to be passed on to other people,” news reports quoted the President as saying. However, Eballe said the government was “ill-advised” and was “misled” based on his declared premises for the privatization, among of which was the alleged government ‘subsidies’ of power rates on the island. “It is not true the power rates in Mindanao are subsidized,” Eballe said. “On the contrary, it is the APHC which are producing a surplus of revenues for the Power LISTEN/PAGE 15


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Ayala’s Davao mall set to open in May By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO, Correspondent

DAVAO City––Ayala Land’s Abreeza mixed-use complex is set to open on May 12 with at least 90% of the spaces

available already leased out. The P5-billion project that sits in a three-hectare commercial zone is a joint

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venture of Ayala Land, Inc. and the Floreindo’s Anflocor Group. Anita Angela B. Ferrer, marketing manager of Accendo Commercial Corp., the company that will run the operations of the project, said the original schedule was to open the first two floors of the mall building in the second quarter while the third floor only in the last quarter of the year. But because all levels are already filled up with locators, with Robinsons Retail Group operating the department store, the company decided to open all floor levels at one time, Ms. Ferrer told Business World. “We have only a few space left,” she said, pointing out that about 300 concept stores are locating in the mall, which is within a 10-hectare site. “We have invited local stores that have not tried their luck in malls,” Ms. Ferrer said, pointing out that some of these local locators are handicraft makers that have joined local and even national trade fairs. Aside from the retail store, the mall will also have a 1,200-a square-meter entertainment area. This is to make sure that the mall will become a family destination, Ms. Ferrer added. Other than the food spaces on the ground floor, the

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third floor will also have a food court and four cinemas. One of the theaters will be showing three-dimensional movies, said Ms. Ferrer. To decongest the entry of vehicles into the mall, the company is setting up four entrances, among them access roads that are to be rehabilitated. Ms. Ferrer said Accendo has already discussed the issue with the city government to make the access roads available by the time the mall opens. The company is already with the plan for its business process outsourcing building, another three-floor building where two floors

will be devoted to retail outlets and the last floor for information and communications technology companies. At present, the company is coordinating with the Information and Communications Technology Association of Davao to convince local companies to locate into the building. “ When the agreement with the locator is finalized, we will immediately start construction of the building,” she said. Erriberto P. Barriga, Jr., president of the local association, said there were already negotiations with local and Manila- based companies that have signified intention

to locate in the city. Mr. Barriga, however, did not identify the companies involved in the negotiations. The company already broke ground for a boutique hotel, a nine-floor, 148-room structure expected to be completed next year. Eileen J. Escobido, project development manager of the hotel, said its major selling point is that it is located within the Abreeza project, making its step away from food centers and other amenities. The Abreeza project, Ms. Ferrer said, has indicated that the city “has become mature for a project of this magnitude.”


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Infant given immediate aid during Hedcor medical outreach By LLOYD REVILLA DAVAO del Sur––AboitizPower’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. in partnership with Sta. Cruz Municipal Health Office and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) recently held a medical-dental mission in Sitio Baroring, Barangay Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. Upon the arrival of the team at the area, Weljohn Amad, a four-month old infant stricken of diarrhea was entrusted to the medi-

cal team. “My baby suffered from diarrhea for three days”, Remy Amad, mother of thechild explained. “We can not bring him to the hospital due to lack of money and we waited for this [outreach],” she added. The infant was then brought to the hospital in Digos City, 45 kms away from area, for medication after given immediate aid. Most of the beneficiaries waited as early as 5:30 in the morning, a number came from the neighboring sitios. “Some of the patients

walk four kilometers from their houses up to the center where the mission was held just to avail the medical and dental service”, Lalaine Lonzaga, Community Relations Officer of Hedcor said. Hedcor Sibulan, Inc. operates the 42.5 MW runof-river Sibulan Hydropower plant and is committed to helping the community where it operates. To date, the company has dispensed worth P2.8 million of Corporate Social Responsibilty Projects focused in the areas of health, education and livelihood.

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in the afternoon of same day, to be followed by the opening program, awarding, barrio fiesta and cultural presentations. The second day starts with the Eucharistic celebration, to be followed by a series of thematic learning sessions on Strong Coop Network: Key

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region BRANCH 07 Tubod, Lanao del Norte In Re: Petition for Cancellation of Certificate of Live Birth of Earl Q. Duhaylungsod under Registry No. 86-07071, Local Civil Registry Tubod, Lanao del Norte

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and Coops Criti¬cal Roles in Community Development and the Lamac MPC Experience. The three-day event will be the venue for the sharing and exchange of best practices among the memberand owner-cooperatives of MASS-SPECC that will be capped with the solidarity of the membership for the strengthened cooperative movement in the country. Guided by the theme “The Cooperatives: Advancing Economic Viability and Social Responsibility”, the annual gathering will be graced by top cooperative personalities in country. MASS-SPECC has decided on that particular theme pre¬cisely to focus everyone’s attention on how the rapid growth of coops in Mindanao has made “us more visible in the mainstream,” the Chairperson Norma Pereyras said.

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A verified petition for cancellation of Certificate of Live Birth of EARL Q. DUHAYLUNGSOD under Registry No. 86-07071 of the Local Civil Registry of Tubod, Lanao del Norte was filed before this Court on March 26, 2011 by the herein petitioner, praying among others that after due notice, publication and hearing, an Order be issued directing the Respondent to effect the cancellation sought for. Petitioner alleges that she is a Filipino, of legal age, widow and a resident of Crossing, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Respondent issued in her official capacity. That Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod was born at Zamboanga General Hospital, Zamboanga City on September 3, 1986 to spouses Monaliza Quimno and Ernesto Duhaylungsod. The facts of his birth was reported and registered with the Local Civil Registry of Zamboanga City and was issued Certificate of Live Birth under Registry No. 86-07071. That through honest intention without malice and out of overwhelming enthusiasm of the parents, the child who was born on September 3, 1986 at Zamboanga General Hospital, Zamboanga City, was also reported and registered with the Local Civil Registry of Tubod, Lanao del Norte under Registry No. 86-721 and given same name Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod but the sex is erroneously entered as female. That Nena Humadla Duhaylungsod legally adopted minor Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod in a petition docketed as Special Proceedings No. 07-1767, Regional Trial Court of Lanao del Norte, Branch 07, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, but the amended Certificate of Live Birth of Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod issued pursuant to the final decree of adoption was denied registration by the General Registry office because the fact of birth of Earl Q. Duhaylungsod was registered twice and was issued two certificates of Live Births in the same name Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod. In order that the amended certificate of Live Birth be accepted by the General Civil Registry Office; it is necessary and imperative to cancel the Certificate of Live Birth of Earl Quimno Duhaylungsod existing in the Local Civil Registry of Tubod, Lanao del Norte for having been registered later and was issued after the registration and issuance of Certificate of Live Birth of Earl Q. Duhaylungsod in Zamboanga City Local Civil Registry. There is no third person/s shall be defrauded or prejudiced by the petition. Set the initial hearing of this case to May 30, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning before the sala of this Court. Any person/s interested to the petition may come to Court on said date and time to show cause why said petition should not be granted. Furnish copy of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General at Makati City, Office of the Public Prosecutor in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Atty. Pedro (Peter) Suan of Oroquieta City and to the petitioner, Mrs. Monaliza Q. Duhaylungsod of Crossing Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Petitioner is hereby directed to publish copy of the Order citing the petition at Business Week Mindanao, a newspaper of general circulation for three (3) consecutive weeks, at her expense. So ordered. Tubod, Lanao del Norte. April 12, 2011. (Sgd.) ALAN L. FLORES Presiding Judge BWM April 18,25, May 2

NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FELECITO MANGGA DAGALO who died on December 20, 2004 at Capitan Bayong, Impasugong, Bukidnon left a parcel of land describe as Lot no. 60, Cad 899, situated at Barrio of Capitan Bayong, Impasugong, Bukidnon containing an area of 2,526 sq.m more or less with OCT no. T-20132 is under Extra-Judicial Settlement of the Estate of Felecito Mangga Dagalo with Deed of sale to Meriam Semina Navarro of Block 14, Lot 10, Xavier Heights Subd, Cagayan de Oro for in consideration of P30,000.00 under Notary Public Atty. Mario T. Juni as per Doc. No. 484, page no. 97, Book No. 153 , Series of 2011. BWM April 25, May 2, 9 , 2011

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News BusinessWeek Economy 8 April 25-May 1, 2011 BURGER JOINTS SPROUT IN CAGAYAN DE ORO

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THE rapidly-growing fast food trade in Cagayan de Oro City has become more evident with the very recent entry here of new burger joints. Opposite the main Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, along Tiano Brothers and Nacalaban Streets, there’s the Mama’s Inasal that specializes in ‘buy-one takeone’ beef burger. Superimposing the slogan ‘Masarap at Mura Din, Burgers are Best’, Mama’s Inasal boasts its burger as having the most unique taste in town at very competitive price. With two other branches near Lumbia Airport and

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addition, COWD can also source another 50,000 cubic meters (cu.m.) of treated water daily from Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. (RVWCI) which is expected to be expanded further to a maximum of 100,000 cu.m. by the middle of 2011 under the terms of its bulk water agreement. The province also has another water system within the 3,000 hectare PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate covering the municipalities of Tagoloan and Villanueva with a dis-

Another newcomer is the Minute Burger of LESLIE Corporation. A month ago, Minute B u r g e r s i mu lt a n e o u s l y opened its outlets along Corrales Avenue and Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen. Pushed by its corporate mission to serve the best tasting food products to more people in the neighbourhood, Minute Burger offers Kagayanons its ‘buy-one take-one’ burger preparations, like single and double slice beef, cheese, chicken time, chickOne of the two MINUTE BURGER outlets that opened less than a en with cheese and double month ago in Cagayan de Oro City. Located along Corrales Avenue, near Xavier University main campus, this is open 24 hours daily, chicken time burgers. seven days a week (24/7). The other MINUTE BURGER branch is As it joins the local ‘burgsituated along Vamenta Boulevard, a stone’s throw from Carmen er war’, Minute Burger banks junction. BWM PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA on two prestigious awards Cagayan de Oro College in arroz caldo and other Fili- in years 2004 and 2005, the barangay Carmen, Mama’s pino delicacies. National Shopper’s Choice They are open 24/7. Inasal also serves spaghetti, Annual Award as No. 1 Ham-

burger Chain and the Philippine Marketing Excellence as the Most Outstanding Ham-

investment promotion, tourism & employment; and land use & environment. Under the draft terms of agreement approved by the board (copy of which was provided to this paper), Mr. Gregorio said Maynilad would complete a feasibility study within six months at no cost to the LGU to determine the water demand, quantity and quality of water which could be drawn from potential sites in the province to determine the total investment required for the project. Should the project prove feasible, Maynilad would sub-

mit an unsolicited proposal to the LGU including an outline of the project design, a program for the implementation of the project, estimated project cost, applicable tariffs and other vital information. Consequently, the LGU would evaluate the proposal and necessary competitive challenge in compliance with existing laws governing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Should Maynilad be awarded the project, it would finance the construction of the water treatment plant, ground reservoirs and water

charge capacity of 4.2 million cubic meters for industrial use and 4.3 million cubic meters for domestic consumption. The Misamis Oriental provincial board approved Gov. Moreno’s recommendation to tap Maynilad’s offer of technical and financial expertise to provide water services for the soon-tobe-completed Laguindingan Airport and other unserved areas of the province. Mr. Moreno was appointed April 13 as head of the Regional Development Council Region 10 (RDC-10) Special Committee on the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) tasked

with exploring and providing for potable water supply for the airport and Phase II relocation site; communication facilities within the airport for passengers use; power requirements of the airport; and infrastructure support facilities to facilitate movement of people, goods and services to and from the airport. The committee has four sub-groups: internal infrastructure (water supply, communications, power); external infrastructure (road access, traffic management, seaport, railways);

burger Chain in Davao City, Both outlets are likewise open 24/7.

Taking good position in the local “buy-one take-one” burger industry is Mama’s Inasal Burger Express near Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, with outlets at Lumbia Airport compound and Cagayan de Oro College in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. Open 24/7, Mama’s Inasal also offers arroz caldo, spaghetti and other delicacies that are easy in everyone’s pocket. BWM PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA

pipelines up to the off-take point of the respective water waterworks and/or water districts as well as manage, operate and maintain the project. In return, the LGU would provide the site for the construction of the water treatment plant and ground reservoirs, facilitate or secure right-of-way for infrastructure needed for the project, endorse the application of the Joint Venture for the issuance of the necessary Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) and assist in closing down deep wells within the project area.

FIRST BUKIDNON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Anahawon, Maramag, Bukidnon INVITATION TO BID The First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FIBECO), an electric cooperative with Main Business Office located at Anahawon, Maramag, Bukidnon invites accredited bidders to apply for eligibility and bid for the Supply, Delivery and Installation of One (1) unit PlateSpin Forge 510 Series with 10 Workloads License + 1-Year Priority Maintenance. Interested bidders may acquire the bidding documents from the Pre-qualifications, Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) thru Engr. Antonio N. Obice3, Jr. or Fe G. Romano at the above address on May 5, 2011, Thursday at FIBECO Main Office from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM upon submission of Letter of Intent and payment of nonrefundable fee of P15, 000.00. Pre-bidding conference will be held on May 6, 2011 ( Friday) 9:00 AM Technical and Financial Proposal shall be properly segmented, duly marked as such, and submitted to the BAC on the same date at FIBECO Board Room, Main Office, Anahawon, Maramag, Bukidnon. Presentation and opening of sealed bids will be at 3:00 in the afternoon on May 6, 2011, on the same venue in the presence of the bidders’ representatives or witnesses. FIBECO reserves the right to reject any or all bids without disclosing any reason, to waive any minor defects or infirmities therein and to accept such bids as may be considered most advantageous to the cooperative. FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS PLACEMENTS CONTACT

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CAGAYAN de Oro City, Misamis Oriental––Governor Oscar S. Moreno of Misamis Oriental was recognized by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) and the Department of Health (DOH), Region 10 as a Galing-Pook Awardee in fitting rites at the Grand Caprice Restaurant last April 18. Along with the provincial government of Misamis Oriental, Moreno is a 2010 Galing Pook Awardee for his innovative strategies in setting up a good hospital system in the province, which award was conferred and presented to him in Malacañang

by President Benigno Aquino III, himself, last March 17. “A lt houg h nauna ug award ang Malacanang, it’s better late than never,” (Although Malacañang has given him the award first, it’s better late than never),” PhilHealth Regional Vice President Datu Masiding M. Alonto, Jr. said during an interview. The governor, with the provincial LGU was recognized because of the innovative strategic reforms they have come up to address the most pressing problems in government hospitals in the province such as inadequacy of supplies and equipment,

occupancy rates exceeding 85%, and communication and transportation of interfacility patient referrals. Included among t he identified strategies are outsourcing additional funds for facility development, establishing network connectivity to improve referrals and communications, tapping medical societies, introducing a consignment scheme and a pharmacy enterprise and establishing logical work flows. These innovations substantially addressed the identified gaps with the technical assistance from the DOH, partnership with SMART Telecom and support from government agencies, non-

GOVERNOR OSCAR S. MORENO (center) poses with Philhealth Vice President Datu Masiding Alonto Jr. and DOH 10 Assistant Regional Director Jose Llacuna Jr. after receiving the Galing Pook Award 2011 in ceremonies held at a downtown restaurant. Also in photo are personnel of the Misamis Oriental health office and other regional Philhealth officials. BWM PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA

government organizations (NGOs), media and civic society organizations (CSO). The Galing Pook Awards is a pioneering program of the Galing Pook Foundation that searches and recognizes innovative practices by local government units (LGU).

Awardees of the Galing Pook are chosen from a national search of local governance programs, evaluated through a multilevel rigorous screening process based on positive results and impact, promotion of people’s participation and empowerment,

transferability and sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery. A plaque of recognition was awarded to Moreno by Alonto and Dr. Jose R. Llacuna, Jr., Assistant Regional Director of DOH-10. pia

RDC-10 ensures smooth operation of Laguindingan airport By MIKE BAÑOS Correspodent

the following urgent issues which could affect the airport’s operations: availability of potable water for the airport and Phase II relocation site, communication facilities within the airport for use of the passengers, power supply for the airport and infrastructure support facilities for the movement of people, goods and services to and from the airport. As the primary air gateway to Northern Mindanao, the airport will initially service domestic flights and later international flights. It was initially conceived to address the rising passenger and cargo volume within

the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor (CIC) growth area which could no longer be served over the long term by existing airports in Cagayan de Oro (Lumbia) and Lanao del Norte/Iligan (Balo-i). Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Lumbia Airport show passenger traffic increased by 19 percent (209,846) from 1,091,656 in 2009 to 1,301,502 in 2010. Cargo traffic grew even faster by 38 percent (6,131.84 metric tons) from 16,112.72MT in 2009 to 22,244.56MT in 2010. As a result, the number of flights fielded by the three major domestic carriers

increased 17 percent (1,830) from 10,760 in 2009 to 12,590 in 2010. During its initial meeting April 13, the committee created four (4) sub-committees to focus on infrastructure support utilities (water, telecommunications and power); safe and efficient access to the airport (intermodal transportation system and traffic management for convenient airport access from various locations); land use planning and control (including a long-term land use plan to guide the orderly growth of the airport over the next twenty years while taking

into account the needed flexibility to take advantage of economic opportunities that arise); environmental management to address key environmental issues (including development of an Environmental Management Plan to guide the operations of both the airport authority and its leaseholders); investment and tourism, employment opportunities and airport services delivery and promotion. The committee is expected to immediately push previously identified projects to support the eventual operation of the Laguindingan Airport with RDC-X such as

the widening to four-lanes of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan portion of the Iligan-Cagayan-Butuan-Road (ICBR); development of a seaport at Laguindingan and water supply system in coordination with Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD). Over the long term, the committee will push for the formulation of a Laguindingan Airport Master Plan to optimize the utilization of the Laguindingan Airport to handle the growing demand for air travel, while considering the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the Airport’s operation by 2015 and 2030.

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the island’s hydroelectric power plants,” he said. He also said that being the cheapest source of energy, hydroelectric power plants will also pull down the electricity rates in Mindanao which will eventually lead to the full development of the island. Fibeco director Regin Mordeno warned that without any new hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao in the next three years, the electric generation charge in the island will shoot up to P17 per kilowatt hour. “This is very dangerous,”

he said. Forecasts from the Department of Energy (DOE) project a power deficiency of about 500 megawatts in Mindanao in five years. At present, Mindanao’s energy forecast continues to be very fragile because of the absence of new power plants going online. As of 2010, the DOE said the energy reserve of the island was only 7 percent. The Pulangi 5 hydroelectric power plant is proceeding as planned with the predevelopment phase of the project

expected to be finished by year-end. “Hopefully, construction will start next year,” Alkuino said. “In fact, within this month, we are expecting to get the endorsement of all the 22 barangays and five municipalities covered by the project,” he added. At present, only the municipality of Kibawe has not yet endorsed the project. But Fibeco director Felix Vergara said they are optimistic that they will get Kibawe’s endorsement very soon as Fibeco

continues in painstakingly doing the social acceptability processes for the project. Vergara explained that Fibeco decided to undertake the project after it was convinced that the Pulangi 5 hydroelectric plant project will contribute to the whole development of Mindanao as it will ensure stable and cheap power supply especially for Bukidnon and improve the living conditions of those affected by the project. He also appealed to the opposition to substantiate their claims that the project will

further drive people to poverty. “I challenge them to bring their best arguments and we will listen. If they can prove that the human conditions in the affected communities will worsen because of the project, then we will shelve the project. If not, we should be partners in sustainable development,” he said. Instead of resorting to sloganeering, the opposition should join the proponents in assessing the living conditions of those affected now and how they may benefit from the project.

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of Coalition 6/25. “The two appear to be contradictory, but the situation in Mindanao is such that both could be done at the same time.” The meeting sought to establish a “best evaluated solution” to the issue of privatization of Agus-Pulangui Hydroelectric Power Complexes (APHC) that could address supply security and price competitiveness as a common position for presentation to the JCPC. “From the perspective of the Mindanao rate payer, the objectives of either privatization or non-privatization are the same,” said James A. Nichols III, principal consultant of Asian Energy Systems and a member of the Mindanao Power Task Force. “Keep electricity prices as low and stable, guard against abuses by operators, and facilitate

the development of new energy resources in Mindanao.” Under the privatization scenario, the coalition evaluated various scenarios including a cooperative of users, a consortium of generation companies, the sale of physical assets (inclusive of operation and maintenance) as envisioned by the EPIRA, a concessionaire approach following the Transco-NGCP Model, the deferment of privatization and unbundling of generation rates, and the unbundling of generation rates and privatization of assets. “For the privatization options to work, we should assume there is strong governance which can hold the operator responsible and adequately address policy issues,” said Gonzalo B. Julian, Jr., manager for energy

sourcing and business development of Holcim Phils. Inc. who presented the various scenarios earlier compiled under a private initiative. Under the non-privatization scenario, the study evaluated the following options: creation of Mindanao Hydropower Corp., unbundling of generation rates, creation of a Mindanao Hydropower Corporation and unbundling of generation rates. “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to privatization is the anti-competitive market power of those resources since they currently dominate supply options on the island,” Nichols said. If APHC remains in government hands, the challenge is creating the right incentive structure for efficient asset management in a regulated environment, he added.

Coincidentally, the coalition chose to adopt the best evaluated solution under a privatization scenario which was the same as the one recommended by the study. “This would be compromise solution which lies between privatization and non-privatization,” Julian said. “This is the deferment of privatization and the unbundling of rates.” Since the process of unbundling would take some time, the deferment of privatization under this scenario was deemed necessary to attract investors to set up additional generation capacities in the island. Ownership of the APHC would be retained by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and the National Power Corporation (Napocor).

Tauli said the President appears to be ill-advised about the real power situation in Mindanao which led to his pronouncements for immediate privatization which included the immediate sale of the remaining Napocor generation assets, the establishment of bulk power and ancillary services, and the fast-tracking of the LeyteMindanao interconnection. “All of these run counter to the objectives of affordable rates and adequate supply of power in Mindanao,” Tauli noted. “What needs to be done to make transparent to consumers and investors the true prices of electric generation in Mindanao by unbundling the rates of the Napocor into their hydro, oil, coal and geothermal components,” Tauli said.

CAGAYAN de Oro City––To ensure the smooth operation of the Laguindingan Airport when it starts operations next year, the Regional Development Council (RDC-X) of Northern Mindanao has approved the creation of a Special Committee on the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) through Resolution No. 14 (s. 2011) to address urgent concerns perceived to affect the smooth operation of the Laguindingan Airport. Chaired by Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar M. Moreno, the committee identified

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next month to defer the privatization of the National Power Corporation’s generation assets in the island. The coalition called an urgent meeting April 14 at Cagayan de Oro City following President Aquino’s March 25 declaration to privatize Mindanao’s remaining generation assets. “Two things need to be done for the power generation sector in Mindanao: First, ensure that the price for bulk generation remain significantly lower than for Luzon and the Visayas, and second, ensure that investors in power plants get competitive prices for the power they produce with power plants in Luzon or the Visayas,” said David A. Tauli, spokesperson


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THINK a minute. Imagine this rich, successful young man. He’s well educated and owns a big, beautiful house. He lives and travels first class! Yet even with all his success he still goes to church and is a humble, good person. Of course, he’s not perfect. But he’s definitely no murderer. Adultery? Nothing any red-blooded boy wouldn’t do once in a while. Stealing? Only a little cheating like everyone else does to survive. Honors his father and mother? Definitely. He sends money home all the time. Sounds like a good person doesn’t he? But do you know what Jesus Christ said to a young man like the one we just talked about? Jesus saw right through this nice, church-going young man. Jesus knew that this man really loved his good life and religious reputation more than he loved Jesus. Yet this man thought he was a Christian and right with God just because he went to church, and was kind to other people. But Jesus said

he’s not even close! Harsh words, aren’t they? Jesus taught that there is absolutely nothing that any person can do, whether it’s going to church or giving money to the poor, that is good enough to reach God’s standard of perfect goodness from the heart. You see, if God can forgive and accept me into heaven just because I’m a good person, then Jesus was either a crazy lunatic, or a liar! Because Jesus Himself said that He, God the Son, He had to die and give His own perfect life to pay the penalty for all our wrongs, so He could forgive us and make us His children. So friend, just going to church cannot save you and me. Giving money to the poor cannot earn us God’s gift of forgiveness and new life. There is nothing or no one in this world who can make us good enough and acceptable to our perfect Creator…only God the Son Himself. Jesus alone can forgive and save you and me from judgment and hell forever for living our

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JHAN TIAFAU HURST own way, even if we’re religious. That’s why Jesus is our only hope! But after we’ve asked Him to forgive us and take full charge of our life in a daily personal relationship. It’s then because He’s already forgiven and saved us, we’ll only want to spend the rest of our life growing and learning in His family, the church, how to live His right successful way every day. Just think a minute.

Another tales of the Manobo EXACTLY four weeks ago the whole Caraga region came to a standstill with surprise episode of a short lived hostage taking. News of the incident caught the attention of the national leadership that is sensitive to a hostage situation that it tries to avoid and handle like a plaque or virus. This time it involved a tribal group of young Manobo’s from the Municipality of Prosperidad in Agusan del Sur. All of the hostage perpetrators were minors. The hostage victims were teachers, parents and innocent elementary school students who were attending a public school graduation in a remote uptown Barangay. The reason was an offshoot to a government none fulfillment to a previous agreement of land property dispute and inter tribal violent conflagration that incarcerated a tribal leader “for another crime that

also resulted to a previous hostage taking of 79 persons in the year 2009”. Legally, there should have been no agreement at all in the first place if there was a crime committed unless innocence is established and resolved by the court. After a marathon negotiation and nerve trading that sidelines our national government and police officials from their busy schedules in the national capital region, the crisis was resolved without a bloodshed and violence. Not after some concessions and government assurance were signed. All hungry and sickly hostages were released unharmed. But the incident hugs the headlines for five days and captured the anxiety of the public and the foreign community on the peace and order situation of this country. The national leadership breathed fresh

air from the peaceful resolution of the conflict. Never mind if time and government resources were wasted as long as loss of lives were prevented. It was lesson No. 2 for the Aquino government in handling a hostage situation. What are the concessions agreed and promised? Only those that who signed the documents and received copies really knows until a next hostage taking takes place shall the content of the agreement be made public. Those agreements must either be legal or fulfilled? But there is logic and reasons that meets the public eye on the background of the issues and treatment of the cultural minorities in Agusan del Sur. The incident could have been prevented if and when the equal protection to our laws and respect to tribal ancestral domain has been resolved in accordance with

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Post mortem (Fifth of a Series) IN last week’s column, we discussed huge negative net interest margin as one of the reasons for Banco Filipino’s chronic financial hemorrhage. In this issue, we will discuss how Banco Filipino misspent its already meager operating income on scandalously exorbitant management and legal fees. For a floundering bank which earned only P165 million for a nine-month period in 2010, Banco Filipino paid P286 million in corporate officers’ fees, legal retainers, consultancy fees, legal fees and what not. That’s 176 per cent more than total income. Due to space limitations, let me just zero in on the fees paid by Banco Filipino to director Perfecto Yasay, Jr. and his related law firms. The Yasay group accounted for 36.4 per cent of total management and other fees. In only a short span of 46

days in the last two months of 2010, the law firm Yasay, Regalado, Atienza and Mendoza billed Banco Filipino, the amount of P76.2 Million as follows: Nov. 3, 2010 - P 26.880M Nov. 19, 2010 - P35.840M Both fees were in relation to just one case - Civil Case No. 10-1042 (Banco Filipino v. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) which is being heard by Judge Joselito Villarosa of Makati RTC Branch 66. In the said civil case, Judge Villarosa ordered the BSP to implement an alleged rehab plan for Banco Filipino. When the BSP went to the Court of Appeals to contest Villarosa’s decision, Yasay charged BSP with alleged contumacious refusal to abide by a lawful court order. Yasay filed a petition for contempt against BSP, also before Judge Villarosa. For this legal service, Yasay billed Banco Filipino on December 16, 2010, the

amount of P13.44 Million. The above-stated fees plus earlier payments to Yasay’s firm of P9.946 million (billed in the latter part of October) added up to P86 million for 2010. Another firm - Escueta, Yasay & Partners billed Banco Filipino P7.97 million for unspecified services in 2010. In addition, Perfecto Yasay, in his individual capacity, was paid fees in the total amount of P8 Million for the year 2010. This was for services rendered as a Banco Filipino corporate officer and for “legal consultations, formulation of legal strategies and representation with various agencies of the Govt.” Mind you. We are not even talking of legal fees paid in prior years. Atty. Harry Roque, who joined the Banco Filipino train only recently, will probably not like this. Compared to Yasay’s firm, Roque and Butuyan Law Office was paid

a ‘measly’ P1.28 million for filing a case against Governor Tetangco, Deputy Governors Nestor Espenilla, Juan de Zuniga and members of the Monetary Board before the Ombudsman. A group of Banco Filipino employees recently demonstrated at the Bangko Sentral. They are barking at the wrong tree. They should instead be picketing Perfecto Yasay and other Banco Filipino officials who approved Yasay’s outrageous fees - to the employees’ and the bank’s detriment. More of these in next week’s column.


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7 signs of a bogus franchise business THERE are several ways, and knowing them may well be your only protection against falling victim to one. Franchising has made great inroads in the Philippines because of the increasing number of people succeeding in business through this route. But franchising has a downside: it has given rise to scams. Franchise scams have indeed been on the upswing, but it hasn’t reached crisis proportions as it had in the United States in the 70s – considered the franchising “dark ages” – when countless individuals were duped into investing in non-existent franchises. The situation became so bad that the United States government had to step in to regulate the franchising sector. We haven’t reached the boiling point yet, but we may well be on our way if we did not take steps to stop franchise scams in their tracks. Unfortunately we are on our way in this, as no government agency exists to regulate franchise operations in the Philippines. But we can start by Advocating Responsible Franchising. It doesn’t mean we’re promoting “perfect franchising,” because nowhere in the world would one find a foolproof system. Each franchise system is fraught with problems and challenges and it is vital for one to know how to distinguish between a responsible franchiser and a con artist. The first will readily admit that his system is imperfect, but he’s committed to helping the franchisees achieve the same level of success he did with company-owned branches. The latter will rave about his franchise but gloss over its imperfections. He’s our only to collect the fees and is not the least interested in helping the franchisees. Despite the obvious difference many people couldn’t tell one from other. Being able to spot a franchise scam is the best way to avoid losing our shirt. The following are the red flags to look for to keep from falling prey to swindlers. PROMISE OF GOOD RETURNS Like a suitor who would vow to give heaven and earth, you will know the franchiser is pulling your leg if he promises too-good to be true profits even with little or no effort from you. Responsible franchisers do not guarantee specific rate of returns. All they will offer is a busi-

ness system that has worked for them and, if followed to the letter, would also work for you were hands on with the business. Good franchisers lay their cards on the table and know how to manage your expectations. They are successful because they’ve worked hard to build their system and are committed to growing it through franchising. HIGH-PRESSURE TACTICS Be wary of people who pressure you into parting with your money now because the franchise feeds will go up tomorrow, or lure you into getting their buy-one, get-one-franchise free offer. This tactic not only trivializes a franchise, but also deprives you of your right to do due diligence. A franchise often entails a major investment, and those not wanting you to do some background checks are those with skeletons to hide. EVASIVE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FRANCHISE Franchisers or their representatives should know their franchise like the back of their hand. They should be able to answer whatever questions you may have. And if they cannot answer right away, at least they’re eager to get back to you as soon as they have it. Your alarm bells should sound once you ask how long the franchise has been around or how well the franchised outlets have been doing and they answer by hyping their profits instead. A con artist is one who paints a rosy picture of his franchisehow profitable all the franchised outlets have been, and the short time you can get your investment back. THE FRANCHISER NOT HAVING A TRACK RECORD A business concept that has not been tested in the market, or a franchise with no companyowned branches is one indication of a franchise scam. For a franchiser to be considered legitimate, he should have been franchising at least a year, and is overseeing at least a couple of successful companyowned outlets. Responsible franchising means the franchiser is making available a business system that he has operated successfully. What model can he hold up if the franchiser has not proven that his system actually working? How can the franchiser share a successful experience if he has none? STEEP START-UP FEES

Any franchise investment can be broken down and each fee justified. There is a formula for computing the fees that franchisers follow when franchising their business. Responsible franchisers are wise to set a reasonable investment because the sooner the franchisee recovers the investment, the better for the business and the franchiser’s reputation. A swindler will tend to charge exorbitant fees because he is more interested in raking in money than in the franchisee recouping his investment. A true franchiser cares about how you will recover your investment and is upfront with how your payment will be used in the franchise. TALKING WITH THE FRANCHISEE BROKER INSTEAD OF WITH THE FRANCHISER. While franchise brokers may be of help, their involvement ends at some point in the application process. You should have the chance to meet with the franchiser, and the broker should be willing to schedule a meeting. If the broker turned down your request for an appointment, it is time to look for other franchise offerings. A franchise is fraudulent if the only people willing to sit down with you are the brokers or the marketing staff. You should be able to meet the franchiser in person. LACK OF A FRANCHISE ORGANIZATION Check if the franchiser has put an organization on place that will guide you when you operate your franchise. If there is none, it means you will be on your own when you operate your franchise. Bona fide franchisers design an effective system that will help you make your franchised branch a success. FINALLY…… Do You Want To Be A Victim? These are but a few of the warning signs to watch when buying a franchise, although still the best way to protect us from falling victims is to do our homework. We should neither allow ourselves to be stampeded into buying a franchise nor be lured by attractive sales pitches. Invest time instead in verifying franchise offerings that caught our interest, and making sure their franchisers have a solid track record and reputation in the industry. Talk with as

many people as possible with the franchisers, the middle management of the franchise organizations, and more important, the franchisees themselves. You will then be contributing towards stemming the tide of franchise scams in the country. Unscrupulous franchisers erode the credibility of franchising, and discourage others from using this expansion route that has changed world of business. Oh By the Way…… I am launching my first and FREE webinar on Tuesday the 26th of April at 1000 hrs. PHL Standard Time. You know in this age of technology, there are so many benefits too. Like this webinar, one need not go far to travel and join a seminar. Right at the comfort of your office or home and with a computer, you can watch, listen and even ask questions during the live webinar. You just have to find TIME. So what do you have to do to join this webinar? Go to www. isfranchisingforyou.com. Once you register, you will receive a notification and code. There are limited slots so hurry to catch this event. I am happy to note that there are participants coming as far as Italy, Middle East and the United States. A professor teaching summer classes in Fort Bonifacio emailed to say that her entire class is going to participate.

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Rebirth THE most joyous and important feast of the Christian world is the celebration of Easter. The glorious resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith. It is a commemoration of the triumph of life over death. Without this victory over death, there is no point in having to endure sacrifice in order to live a good life. We might as well be hedonists sucking pleasure from the nectar of a worldly existence. A recent SWS survey reported that Filipinos prefer Christmas to Easter. We want the enjoyment of Christmas with its attendant parties, gifts, food and fireworks. We are like children who desire fun and excitement rather than joy and fulfillment. The New Year brings a promise of change, but Easter is the fulfillment of that promise. It goes beyond change.. it is a rebirth. Change means to alter or amend our attitudes or principles. But rebirth not only transforms us, it makes us into a totally new person. It can be likened to going back into our mother’s womb and being born again. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to erase the tangled writings on the tablet of our wayward lives and start on a clean slate? The season of Easter offers us this golden opportunity. For me, it’s better than New Year. During New Year I make my earnest resolutions, with the determination to persevere in my goal of self-improvement. As the months slip by, I also slip in my determination. It is so frustrating that right after I resolve not to lose my temper, I spot a mistake by a negligent laborer and start scolding. Or I resolve not to be late for mass, but the car won’t start and I arrive in Church during the first reading. Easter is the appropriate time for assessing my progress. It serves as a gauge on how far I have gone in my journey towards personal growth. In the face of failure in my many attempts to change, I take comfort in the thought that God asks not so much for success but for the humility to begin

again. He offers His mighty hand for us to cling to, so that we will not get discouraged but will continue on, filled with His refreshing hope. After the fasting, prayers and sacrifices of Lent, I greet the dawn of Easter with happy expectations of something new and wonderful. After the darkness of Lent comes the light of Easter. After the fasting comes the feasting. At Easter we claim the promise of true joy that is not merely physical or material. It is the deep happiness that is rooted in Christ, which no one can take away from us. It is unshakeable and untouchable. The only person who can steal this happiness from me, is me. Why should I let this wonderful gift be snatched from my grasp through sinfulness? Vigilance is the price of happiness. We should not slacken our interior struggle to put our capricious flesh on a tight leash. We cannot put our guard down when enticements for selfindulgence abound. Since we are celebrating Easter, let me leave you with words that will point the way to the fountain of joy: Joy is not the absence of suffering, but the presence of God. A good conscience is the wellspring of joy. Joy depends on being in harmony with God. The real measure of success is the amount of joy you feel in your heart!

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BusinessWeek 10 Health 14 April 25-May 1, 2011 Vaccine preventable disease: measles

MINDANAO

APRIL is “Iwas Tigdas” month. The Department of Health in its calendar of activities has specific programs highlighted on certain months of the year. This coincides with programs

being promoted by the World Health Organization in order to emphasize the importance of the diseases in highlight. The Philippines can be declared Measles free by year 2012, if 95% of the children

are vaccinated for measles. But, it would appear that, we are not yet ready to become measles free, as yet, despite government efforts to actively campaign and give information as well as make

Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court 10th Judicial Region Branch 26 Medina, Misamis Oriental Rural Bank of Kinogitan (Mis. Or.) Inc., Mortgagee, -versus-

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Judith Acenas-Pundaodaya, Mortgagor. X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended by Act 4118, filed by the Rural Bank of Kinogitan, Inc., an affiliate of Siam Bank (A RURAL BANK) mortgagee against JUDITH ACENASPUNDAODAYA, mortgagor, with residence and postal address at Esperanza, Kinogitan, Misamis Oriental to satisfy the indebtedness of the mortgagor to the former in the amount of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED ONE PESOS and 11/100 (P1,594,801.11) Philippine Currency, including interest due, penalties and other charges excluding 10% attorney’s fees and other liquidated damages as of December 6, 2010 plus all other expenses incurred in connection with this petition and sale, the undersigned RTC Sheriff sell at Public Auction on JUNE 10, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the Hall of Justice, RTC Branch 26, Medina, Misamis Oriental to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvements thereof to wit: “A PARCEL OF LAND, and all improvements thereon with Lot No. 2092, Case-5, Cad. 820-D situated in the barrio of Esperanza, municipality of Kinoguitan, Province of Misamis Oriental. Bounded on the N., along line 2-3 by lot 2221; on the E., along line 3-4 by lot 2088; on the S., along line 4-1 by lot 2091; on the W., along line 1-2 by lot 2093, all of Cad. 820-D, beginning and containing an area of Two Hundred Thirty (230) square meters more or less, covered by KOT No. P-22661, under the name of Julian Acenas.” “A PARCEL OF LAND, and all improvements thereon with Lot No. 2141, Cad. 820-D, situated in the barrio of Esperanza, municipality of Kinoguitan, province of Misamis Oriental. Bounded on the NW., along line 2-3 by lot 2137; on the E., along line 3-4 by lot 2136; on the S., along line 4-1 by lot 2142; on the W., along line 1-2 by lot 2140; all of Cad. 820-D, beginning and containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY (1,540) square meters, more or less, covered with KOT No. P-23035, under the name of Julian Acenas.” “A two (2) storey residential building and all improvements thereon, situated in the barrio of Esperanza, municipality of Kinoguitan, Province of Misamis Oriental, erected on Lot No. 2092, building made of concrete, window glass, grill and G.I. roofing, surround with concrete fence under Tax Declaration No. G-004887, PIN#052-05-008-06-013-1001 declared in the name of Judith Acenas-Pundaodaya.” “A parcel of land and all improvements thereon with Lot No. 4793, Cad. 820-D (Lot No. 2085-D, Csd10-018521-D) situated in the barrio of Esperanza, Municipality of Kinoguitan, Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the North along line 1-2 by Lot 2215; on the east along lines 2-3-4 and on the South along line 4-5-6 by Lot 2085-J; on the west along lines 6-7-8 by lot 2085-E, along lines 8-9-1 by lot 2073. All of Csd-10-018521-D, Cad. 820-D Kinoguitan Cadastre. Beginning and containing an area of Eight Hundred Forty Six (846) square meters, more or less, covered by KOT No. P-39275, under the name of Judith Acenas-Pundaodaya.” “A two (2) storey commercial building and all improvements thereon situated in the barrio of Esperanza, municipality of Kinoguitan, province of Misamis Oriental, erected on Lot No. 4793, Cad. 820-D (Lot No. 2085-D, Csd-10-018521-D). Building made up of fully concrete, grills and glass window and G.I. roofing and surround with concrete fence, under Tax Declaration No. 0805000804382 with PIN#052-05-008-0254-1001” 1. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-39275 (TD Nos. 0805000805374; 0805000804382; 0805000802569; 0805000802503 and G-0048870) in the name of Judith V. Acenas, of Esperanza, Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental. A Parcel of Land, and all improvements thereon with Lot No. 4793, Cad 820-D, (Lot No. 2085-D, Cad10-018521-D) situated at Barrio of Esperanza, Municipality of Kinoguitan, Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao; Bounded on the North along line 1-2 by lot 2215; on the East along lines 2-3-4 and on the South along lines 4-5-6 by Lot 2085-J; on the West along lines 6-7-8 by Lot 2085-E, along lines 8-9-1 by Lot 2073. All of Cad-10-018521-D, Cad. 820-D Kinoguitan Cadastre. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan being N. 59” 50’ E., 4,513.63 meters from BLLM No. 1, Cad. 820-D; thence; S. 74” 00’ E., 26.05 m. to point 2; S. 02” 30’ W., 20.57 m. to point 3; S. 02” 31’ W., 12.66 m. to point 4; N. 88” 57’ W., 6.00 m. to point 5; N. 88” 57’ W., 11.47 m. to point 6; N. 02” 00’ E., 10.00 m. to point 7; S. 88” 47” W., 7.54 m. to point 8; N. 02” 01. E., 9.64 m. to point 9; N. 02” 01 E., 20.61 m. to point of beginning. Containing an area of Eight Hundred Forty Six (846) square meters, more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and marked on the ground. Bearings GRID. Date of Survey April 29, 2008, executed by Geodetic Engineer Joseph C. Suello and approved on July 24, 2008. Original Date of Survey was September 17, 1984. This Lot is covered by F.P.A. No. 104312-469. 2. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-22661 In the name of JULIAN ACENAS married to CLOTILDE VALMORIA, of Esperanza, Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental. A Parcel of Land, Lot No. 2092, Case-5, Cad. 820-D situated in the barrio of Esperanza, municipality of Kinoguitan, province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the North along line 2-3 by Lot 2221; on the East along line 3-4 by Lot 2088; on the South along line 4-1 by Lot 2091; on the West along line 1-2 by lot 2093, all of Cad. 820-D, Kinoguitan Cadastre. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan being N. 61 deg. 39’E., 4303.26 m. from BLLM No. 1, Cad. 820-D; thence; N. 00 deg. 57’ E., 30.49 m. to point 2; N. 00 deg. 57’ E., 30.49 m. to point 2; S. 83 deg. 57’ E., 8.64 m. to point 3; S. 04 deg. 37’ W., 29.55 m. to point 4; S. 88 deg. 54’ W., 6.72 m. to point of beginning, containing an area of Two Hundred Thirty (230) square meters more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and marked on the ground. Bearings true date of survey September 14, 1984, executed by Geodetic Engineer Ireneo B. Cadigal and was approved on April 25, 1985. This lot is covered by FPA No. 104312-173. 3. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-23035 In the name of JULIAN ACENAS married to CLOTILDE ACENAS, of Esperanza, Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental. A Parcel of Land, Lot No. 2141, Case-5, Cad. 820-D situated at Barrio Esperanza, Municipality of Kinoguitan, Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NW., along line 2-3 by lot 2137; on the East, along line 3-4 by Lot 2136; on the South, along line 4-1 by Lot 2142; on the West, along line 1-2 by lot 2140; all of Cad. 820-D, Kinoguitan Cadastre. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan being N. 70 deg. 08’E., 3584.31 m. from BLLM No. 1, Cad. 820-D; thence: N. 13 deg. 12’W., 70.84 m. to point 2; N. 55 deg. 19’E., 25.22 m. to point 3; S. 08 deg. 44’ E., 82.61 m. to point 4; S. 84 deg. 25’ W., 17.18 m. to point of beginning, containing an area of One Thousand Five Hundred Forty (1,540) square meters more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and marked on the ground. Bearings true date of survey September 22, 1984 executed by Geodetic Engineer I. B. Cadigal and was approved on April 25, 1985. This lot is covered by FPA No. 104312-184 In the event of failure of bidding or auction sale cannot take place for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice posting and publication. Prospective bidders/buyers may investigate for themselves the title and tax declarations herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Medina, Misamis Oriental, April 6, 2011. (Sgd.) ELLOGENE C. ATIENZA RTC Sheriff IV BWM April 18,25, May 2

the vaccine available in the health centers. As per 2010 DOH registry, it reported a 189% increase in cases nationwide, with over 1/3 of the cases affecting the 1-4 year age group. Measles is a vaccine preventable disease. This is highly communicable and can infect others 4 days before the appearance of the rash and 4 days after the rash. The virus itself can remain active in the air or surfaces during sneezing or coughing, for up to 2 hours! The main presentation is actually cough, coryza (runny and congested nose), and conjunctivitis. Fever may reach up to 400C and the rashes starts in the face or cheeks and spreads to the entire body.

Measles per se is very self-limiting. It is when the complications arise that it becomes life threatening, and is more common to the very young and the old, and especially those who are immune compromised. Thus the need to educate the community. By observing the clinical presentation, the diagnosis is very simple. It is when the patient may present in a different way that it becomes a dilemma. Laboratory tests that may be of help includes: Measles IgM Antibodies, Salivary Measles specific IgA and the isolation of the virus RNA from the respiratory specimens! There is no specific treatment for measles. Everything is symptomatic, meaning, treat the symptoms and signs

DR. MARY JEAN LORECHE-DIAO as they come: antipyretics for the fever, fluids for possible dehydration, antibiotics for secondary bacterial infection. But, what really will help control the disease and limit the morbidity and mortality from such a simple preventable disease is VACCINATION, inexpensive, but totally life saving!

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in the mountains of Mindanao from their ancestral lands. Exploitation of the natural resources and land grabbing often displaced the cultural minorities from their community dwellings and affects their livelihood. A situation most welcomed by the left to expound their cause and gain sympathy and foothold in the countryside. The Manobo’s are the biggest of the ethnic groups in the Philippines in terms of their relationships and name of groups that belongs to this family of more than 749,042 in population from the 1994

census of the National Statistics Office occupying the areas from Sarangani to the Mindanao mainland in the provinces of Surigao, Agusan del Sur, Davao and Bukidnon. They have adapted to the various ecological niches in the interiors of Mindanao. Their orientation is upland farming, hunting, handicrafts and gathering of trees for industrial use. Their rich culture in weaving and tapestry are arts to behold and helps connect the present generation of Filipinos to the past. It is a great source of eco-tourism and pride.

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the laws under Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as the “Indigenous Peoples Right s Act of 1997” is not clear and resolved in favor of the cultural minorities. Many of the vast tracts of forest land in Mindanao are awarded to illegal loggers, ranchers and industrial agricultural planters. It has displaced the minorities and left a protracted struggle and agitation for discontent over the deprivation of many of our tribes that lives

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Air outstrips sea travel to outside Region 10 for 2nd straight year By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

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AGAYAN de Oro City––Aircraft carrying as few as 180 passengers per flight have outstripped interisland ships capable of hauling 2,000 passengers per trip for the second straight year in Northern Mindanao.

Figures from the Philippine Ports Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) show the total number of passengers in transit through the Lumbia Airport totaled 1,301,502 in 2010 compared to only 1,057,381 who transited through the Macabalan seaport. That’s 244,121 more passengers or 23 percent more air than sea travelers. The trend was already

evident in 2009 when sea travelers through Macabalan port only totaled 1,016,453 against 1,091,656 passengers who passed through the Lumbia Airport. Air and cargo traffic through the Lumbia airport over the past two years have showed hefty increases compared to the Macabalan port. CAAP figures at the Lumbia Airport show passenger traffic increased by 19 percent

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electricity rates across the island last year at the height of the power crisis. Although the Energ y Regulator y Commission (ERC) later cut the provisionary rates it granted the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and Therma Marine, Inc. (TMI), the ERC later reversed itself in a controversial decision which allowed the TMI to recover US$84.7-million through rates passed on to Min-

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Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) which now manages the assets of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).” Eballe said Mindanao consumers fear a repeat of nightmare with the privatization of the Napocor’s Power Barges (PB) 117 and 118 last year which resulted in the skyrocketing of

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(209,846) from 1,091,656 in 2009 to 1,301,502 in 2010. Cargo traffic grew even faster by 38 percent (6,131.84 metric tons) from 16,112.72MT in 2009 to 22,244.56MT in 2010. As a result, the number of flights fielded by the three major domestic carriers increased 17 percent (1,830) from 10,760 in 2009 to 12,590 in 2010. Sources from the three main domestic air carriers said passengers didn’t mind paying more for air travel especially to Metro Manila since they still saved more through the faster transit time (one hour and 20 minutes by air vs. 32 hrs. for sea travel) as well as embarking and disembarking through the Port of Manila versus the

NAIA 2 or NAIA 3 airports. Also cited was the budget fares offered by two of the three carriers which actually motivated more people who would otherwise not traveled at all to avail of the budget or zero fares and travel by air to domestic and foreign destinations. In contrast, passenger traffic through the Macabalan port only increased by 4.03 percent from 1,016,453 in 2009 to 1,057,381 in 2011. Cargo throughput through the Macabalan seaport also grew by only 7.74 percent (vs. 38 percent at Lumbia) from 3,398,792MT in 2009 to 3,661,721MT in 2011. Although domestic cargo traffic registered a respectable 15.6 percent increase

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ON DRUG-RELATED CASES

Solons seek harsh penalty vs foreigners By ROSE MARY SUDARIA

CAGAYAN de Oro second district Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and his brother, Abante Mindanao Partylist Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, are seeking for the amendment of Republic Act 9165 this time, imposing harsh penalty against foreign nationals engaged in drugrelated crimes in the country. In their explanatory note, the Mindanao lawmakers said: “Last June 24, 2006, Republic Act 9346 was enacted into law thereby prohibiting the imposition of death penalty in the Philippines.” They explained that “while the rationale for passing the law was very clear and noble, there are some sectors of society who believe that this law is not just and equitable because while foreigners may not be executed in the Philippines for drug trafficking, Filipinos who commit the same are executed in other jurisdictions.” They said: “One argument against RA 9346 is made in context of drug related crimes. Many foreign nationals are now emboldened to establish their drug factories in the Philippines because once convicted, they only suffer life imprisonment as opposed to the penalties that they may suffer in their countries which is in some cases death (i.e. China).” “There have been constant reports of foreign nationals, including Chinese nationals, being caught selling drugs and operating drug dens and laboratories in the Philippines,” they said adding, “and once caught and convicted, the penalty that our local courts may impose is only life imprisonment.” They lamented: “This is a sad, or even unfair situation because when Filipinos are caught drug trafficking abroad, they may be imposed the death penalty, as seen in the most recent execution of the three Filipinos in China, namely Elizabeth Batain, 38, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, 32, and Ramon Credo, 42.” “While there is no reason to ques-

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tion the laws of foreign countries, we must however, ensure that our countrymen do not suffer the short end of the stick,” they added. “As such, there is a need to amend our laws to ensure that foreign nationals caught violating our laws on drugs be also convicted of the harshest penalties that their national law imposes,” the Rodriguez brothers said in their explanatory note. “In view of the foregoing, immediate passage of this bill is earnestly requested,” the lawmakers said in filing the new measure. The new measure read: “AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT 9165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002 BY IMPLEMENTING CHANGES IN THE PENALTIES APPLIED WHEN THE OFFENDER IS A FOREIGN NATIONAL “Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress Assembled: “SECTION 1. Section 31 of Republic Act 9165 is hereby amended to read as follows: “Section 31. [Additional] Penalty if Offender is an Alien. – IF THE VIOLATOR OF ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT IS AN ALIEN, THE PENALTY TO BE IMPOSED SHALL BE THE PENALTY PRESCRIBED BY THEIR NATIONAL LAW FOR THE ACT COMMITTED OR THE PENALTY PRESCRIBED BY THIS ACT, WHICHEVER IS HIGHER, PROVIDED,

THAT IF THE ACT COMMITTED IS NOT PUNISHABLE IN THEIR NATIONAL LAW, THEN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT SHALL APPLY. “WHERE THE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT IMPOSED, in addition to the penalties prescribed in the unlawful act committed, any alien who violates such provisions of this Act shall, after service of sentence, be deported immediately without further proceedings.[, unless the penalty is death.] “THE PENALTY OF DEATH, IF APPLICABLE, SHALL BE IMPOSED DESPITE THE PROHIBITION OF THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE PHILIPPINES. “SEC. 2. Repealing Clause. – All laws, executive orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof in conflict with the provision of this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly. “SEC. 3. Separability Clause. – If for any reason any section or provision of this Act, or any portion thereof, or the application of such section, provision or portion thereof to any person, group or circumstance is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act shall not be affected by such declaration and shall remain in force and effect. “SEC. 3. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its full and complete publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.”

Safe bottled water act pushed

MINDANAO lawmakers Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro’s second district and Abante Mindanao Partylist Rep. Maximo Rodriguez are pushing for the passage of a new measure dubbed as the “Safe Bottled Water Act.” The entire bill read: “AN ACT ESTABLISHING QUALITY STANDARDS FOR MINERAL, CARBONATED AND OTHER BOTTLED WATER Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the “Safe Bottled Water Act.” SEC 2. Definitions. - For the purpose of this Act: 1)The term “Director” means the Director of the Bureau of Food and Drugs; 2)The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Department of Health. SEC 3. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Bottled Water. – (A) (1) When the Director promulgates interim or revised national primary drinking water regulations concerning maximum contaminants levels, such regulations shall be applicable to all bottled drinking waters, including mineral, spring, natural sparkling water and vended water. (2) Not later than twelve (12) months after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish quality standards and definitions for mineral water and carbonated water which include – a)limits for total dissolved solids, sulfate, sodium and trihalomethane content; b)the Secretary shall insure that standards for mineral water and carbonated beverages meet all established healthbased drinking water standards. (B) Source Protection. - Not later than twelve (12) months after the date of enactment of this section, the Director shall 1)define ‘approved sources’ of bottled water; 2)establish criteria to determine the adequacy as well as the protection of ‘approved sources’ of bottled water including but not limited to a)minimum well construction standards; b)minimum distance separation from upstream wastewater discharges;

c)minimum distance separation from abandoned wells, septic tanks, waste impoundment and landfills. (C) Monitoring, Reporting and Inspection. - Not later than twelve (12) months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall 1)establish a bottled water monitoring program which at a minimuma)is as stringent as that used for public water supplies and provides for yearly testing and monitoring for unregulated contaminants for which public water utilities must test, and b)requires that any analysis or testing be performed in an approved and certified laboratory. 2)establish a bottled water reporting program that includes a)time tables and procedures for timely reporting; b)provide public notification procedures should a bottled water be found to be in excess of health based standards; c)establish a national registry of bottled water facilities and their most current reporting information, and d)require that records of sampling and analysis be maintained at the plant for not less that two (2) years and shall be available for official review upon request, 3)establish a bottled water facility inspection program which includes at a minimum two scheduled inspections a year and one unscheduled inspection a year. (D) Recall Regulations. - Not later than six (6) months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall 1)establish procedures and public notification guidelines for recall of a bottled water product in excess of any health based standards. 2)Require each bottled water to develop and submit individual recall notification and recall procedures. (E) Prohibition of Dual Use of Bottled Water Equipment. - Not later than twelve (12) months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall prohibit the processing and bottling of non-carbonated water with equipment used to process milk, fruit juice or other food products likely to contribute nutrients for microbiological

growth. (F) Bottling, Packaging and Storage Study. - The Director shall conduct a comprehensive study of contaminants and the extent to which they contribute to the degradation of bottled water from the unique processing and storage of bottled water. The Director shall pay particular attention to contamination problems which may arise from the bottling, packaging or storage of bottled water products. SEC 4. Labeling. - Not later than six (6) months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall – 1) establish and enforce clear, concise, and un-coded uniform source labeling requirements for all bottled water products which at a minimum includesa) the original source of the water; b) type of water; c) type of treatment, if any; d) the date of bottling; e) the address of the bottler; and f) provide numerical specification of sodium content. 2) define mineral water, spring water, naturally carbonated, naturally sparkling, well water, natural well water, artesian water, natural artesian water, purified water, distilled water, drinking water, and require that the definition for the appropriate product be placed on the bottle. SEC 5. Authorization of Funding. - There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Health and Bureau of Food and Drugs, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. SEC 6. Separability Clause. - If any provision or part hereof, is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of the law or the provision not otherwise affected shall remain valid and subsisting. SEC 7. Repealing Clause. - Any law, presidential decree or issuance, executive order, letter of instruction, administrative order, rule or regulation contrary to or inconsistent with the provision of this Act is hereby repealed, modified or amended accordingly. SEC 8. Effectivity Clause. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU Office of the Regional Director Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF PILIPINASMINING RESOURCES, INC. (Name of Company/Individual) FOR EXPLORATION PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 21 of DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 96-40, Series of 1996, as amended, of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the “Philippine Mining Act of 1995”, PILIPINASMINING RESOURCES, INC. with office address at Purok 5, Baranqay Quezon, Gitagum, Misamis Oriental, has filed an application/ proposal for EXPLORATION PERMIT for the exploration, development, and utilization of certain chromite, nickel, iron and associated minerals and particularly described as follows: I. Registration No. : EXPA No. 000107-X II. Date of Registration : July 3, 2008 III. Area Location : Municipality of Impasug-ong and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon IV. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

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Parcel 6 COR. LATITUDE LONGITUDE COR. LATITUDE LONGITUDE 1 8° 12’ 30” 125° 14’ 30” 9 8° 14’ 00” 125° 13’ 30” 2 8° 13’ 00” 125° 14’ 30” 10 8° 14’ 30” 125° 13’ 30” 3 8° 13’ 00” 125° 13’ 30” 11 8° 14’ 30” 125° 14’ 30” 4 8° 13’ 30” 125° 13’ 30” 12 8° 14’ 00” 125° 14’ 30” 5 8° 13’ 30” 125° 12’ 30” 13 8° 14’ 00” 125° 15’ 00” 6 8° 14’ 30” 125° 12’ 30” 14 8° 13’ 30” 125° 15’ 00” 7 8° 14’ 30” 125° 13’ 00” 15 8° 13’ 30” 125° 15’ 30” 8 8° 14’ 00’ 125° 13’ 00” 16 8° 12’ 30” 125° 15’ 30” V. Size of the Area : 2,369.16 hectares VI. Duration of the Permit : Two (2) years VII. Exceptions: The proposed Contract Area shall be subject to Section 19 of R.A. 7942 and Section 15 (“Areas Closed to Mining Applications”) and Section 16 (“Ancestral Lands”), of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996. Among other things: a) In military and other government reservations, except upon prior written clearance by the government concerned; b) Near or under public or private buildings, cemeteries, archeological and historic sites bridges, highways, waterways, railroads, reservoirs, dams and other infrastructure projects, public or private works including plantations or valuable crops, except upon written consent of the government agency or private entity concerned; c) In areas covered by valid and existing mining rights; d) In areas expressly prohibited by law; e) In areas covered by small-scale miners as defined by law unless with prior consent of the smallscale miners, in which case a royalty payment upon the utilization of minerals shall be agreed upon by the parties, said royalty forming a trust fund for the socioeconomic development of the community concerned; and f) Old growth or virgin forests, proclaimed watershed forest reserves, wilderness area, mangrove forest, mossy forest, national parks, provincial/municipal forest parks, greenbelts, game refuge and bird sanctuaries as defined by law and in areas expressly prohibited under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) under Republic Act No. 7586; Department Administrative Order No. 25, Series of 1992 and other laws. VIII. Extent of Operation to be undertaken: 1. Regional Geological Survey 2. Detailed Geological Mapping 3. Detailed Geo-chemical Survey 4. Topographic Survey 5. Subsurface Investigation Any and all persons having adverse claims, protests and/or opposition to the above mentioned application(s) are hereby notified that their adverse claims should be filed within thirty (30) days from the last date of publication/posting, directly with the MGB-10 Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City, or through any concerned Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) or Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of the DENR for filing in the Regional Office for purposes of its resolution by the Panel of Arbitrators and/or the concerned appellate body(ies) pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 7942 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. Adverse claims, protests or opposition should be accomplished in accordance with Sections 203 and 204 of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40. Series of 1996 and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the applicant/contractor by the adverse claimant. For further particulars, apply or course your inquiries to the Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. 10. Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City. (Sgd.) ALFREDO T. RELAMPAGOS OIC, Regional Director

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources MINES AND GEOSCIENCES BUREAU Office of the Regional Director Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF PILIPINASMINING RESOURCES, INC. (Name of Company/Individual) FOR EXPLORATION PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 21 of DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 96-40, Series of 1996, as amended, of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the “Philippine Mining Act of 1995”, PILIPINASMINING RESOURCES, INC. with office address at Purok 5, Baranqay Quezon, Gitagum, Misamis Oriental, has filed an application/ proposal for EXPLORATION PERMIT for the exploration, development, and utilization of certain Chromite and associated minerals and particularly described as follows: I. Registration No. : EXPA No. 000106-X II. Date of Registration : June 11, 2008 III. Area Location : Municipalities of Opol, Alubijid, and Manticao, Misamis Oriental IV. Technical Description Parcel 1 Parcel 2 COR. 1 2 3 4 5 6

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V. Size of the Area 468.22 hectares VI. Duration of the Permit: Two (2) years VII Exceptions: The proposed Contract Area shall be subject to Section 19 of R.A. 7942 and Section 15 (“Areas Closed to Mining Applications”) and Section 16 (“Ancestral Lands”), of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996. Among other things: a) In military and other government reservations, except upon prior written clearance by the government concerned; b) Near or under public or private buildings, cemeteries, archeological and historic sites bridges, highways, waterways, railroads, reservoirs, dams and other infrastructure projects, public or private works including plantations or valuable crops, except upon written consent of the government agency or private entity concerned; c) In areas covered by valid and existing mining rights; d) In areas expressly prohibited by law; e) In areas covered by small-scale miners as defined by law unless with prior consent of the smallscale miners, in which case a royalty payment upon the utilization of minerals shall be agreed upon by the parties, said royalty forming a trust fund for the socioeconomic development of the community concerned; and f) Old growth or virgin forests, proclaimed watershed forest reserves, wilderness area, mangrove forest, mossy forest, national parks, provincial/municipal forest parks, greenbelts, game refuge and bird sanctuaries as defined by law and in areas expressly prohibited under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) under Republic Act No. 7586; Department Administrative Order No. 25, Series of 1992 and other laws. VIII. Extent of Operation to be undertaken: 1. Regional Geological Survey 2. Detailed Geological Mapping 3. Detailed Geo-chemical Survey 4. Topographic Survey 5. Subsurface Investigation Any and all persons having adverse claims, protests and/or opposition to the above mentioned application(s) are hereby notified that their adverse claims should be filed within thirty (30) days from the last date of publication/posting, directly with the MGB-10 Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City, or through any concerned Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) or Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of the DENR for filing in the Regional Office for purposes of its resolution by the Panel of Arbitrators and/or the concerned appellate body(ies) pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 7942 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. Adverse claims, protests or opposition should be accomplished in accordance with Sections 203 and 204 of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996 and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the applicant/contractor by the adverse claimant. For further particulars, apply or course your inquiries to the Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. 10, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City. (Sgd.) ALFREDO T. RELAMPAGOS OIC, Regional Director

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All-in-one business smartphone, the Nokia E7 is now available THE highly anticipated Nokia business smartphone, Nokia E7, will be available in the Philippines beginning March 31! With its tilting 4 inch ClearBlack display, full keyboard and fast access to a wide variety of apps directly on the homescreen, the Nokia E7 is the key to having a successful day in or out of the office. Importantly, the device supports business applications from leading enterprise technology partners including Microsoft and IBM. “People are continuing to look for solutions that suit both their work and personal life; in business circles this is known as the ‘consumerization’ of IT. The Nokia E7 gives people the confidence to bring their own smartphones to the workplace to connect securely to corporate messaging servers,” said Benoit Nalin, General Manager of Nokia Philippines. “On the other hand, whether you are an artist, entrepreneur, university student or

aspiring world traveller, the Nokia E7 is the only smartphone you will need to get the world’s best mobile navigation and mapping application, thousands of apps, and a rich messaging experience.”

For business users, Nokia E7 provides direct, secure and real-time access to email, calendar, contacts, tasks and the corporate directory through Microsoft Exchange servers, as well as Office Communicator Mobile, developed by Microsoft for Nokia smartphones, which brings presence

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NOTICE ROBINSONS LAND CORPORATION a domestic corporation duly organized and existing under laws of the republic of the Philippines with principal office address c/o 2nd level, Robinsons Big R Supercenter, Limketkai Center, Lapasan, Cagayan de City Telephone No. 8578445), herein represented by its Business Unit-General Manager, Ms. Abigail Joan R. Cosico, hereinafter referred to as CUSTOMER. That in compliance with Amended Distribution Services and open access Rules (DSOAR) Paragraph 2.62 issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission of ERC, the developer has submitted to CEPALCO the following: A sworn statement from the developer or a certification from the house and Land Regulatory Board (HLURB) that the cost hereof was not incorporated in the purchase price of the sold properties; and, An affidavit of publication executed by the Editor-In-Chief of other responsible officer of the newspaper of general circulation wherein the announcement that the cost amounting to Php 86,160.00 Philippine currency for RICHMOND HILLS SUBDIVISION (Water Pump House) located at Barangay Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro city thereof was not Incorporated in the cost of the sold properties was published announcement and with statement on the information on the area or areas where the newspaper is being circulated. BWM April 25, 2011

and corporate instant messaging. Additionally, the Nokia E7 is the perfect off-duty companion with its built-in entertainment and social services, and a wealth of apps such as Bloomberg, Angry Birds and Sports Tracker available at the Ovi Store. The new arrival also fea-

tures drive or walk navigation included in the latest commercial version of Ovi Maps, available immediately via Ovi Store or Ovi Suite. It adds visibility to trains, parking and gas stations, safety alerts, speed limit warnings, and improved search and location sharing capabilities. Here are more reasons why the Nokia E7 is the all-in-one business smartphone: • Easy access to private and business email • Create, edit and share office documents and view PDF files with Adobe Reader • Fast, secure intranet access with the built-in VPN • High-resolution photos and HD video with the 8 megapixel camera and dual LED flash • HDMI connectivity to project files, videos and images onto large screens • 16 gigabytes of onboard flash memory • USB-On-The-Go, enabling easy file sharing by connecting a USB stick to the smartphone The Nokia E7 will be available in Dark Grey and Silver White at Nokia Stores nationwide. It has an SRP of P32,000.

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simply wants his clients to be elegant and comfortable. And complimenting to his chic style he uses high-end fabrics and basic materials and always tend to fuse and create another texture through fabric manipulations. Prior to the hit fashion show, Gil Macaibay III invited known models like Ann Casas-the 2006 1st runnerup of the Ford Super Model of World Philippines and top commercial and ramp male model Eric David from Manila doing C2 and PLDT commercials. These models trained the new models of Gil Macaibay and participated in the Summer Fashion Show. Discipline, talent, wit and good traits and character are needed to become models for they represent an industry of fashion and trends. The youngest model during the show is Myka Acapulco. At 12, she has already has the physique, talent and the traits of becoming to be a super model. The successful fashion show was brought to you by Gil Macaibay 111 Fashion Studio and presented by Lim Ket Kai Center, Roger Nazar Lactao, Jr. Photography, Style ‘n Motion-Hair Bar and Fitness Studio, Mykarelli’s Grill, ISG Print Ideas, ABS-CBN, Business Week Mindanao, Killer Bee, More Bites Pizza, Swirlz Desserts, Badz Castro, Mr. Mrs. Thomas Will and Tine And Co.


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I HAVE miscalculated the 296 as I gave you 295, the same with 873 as the result was 383. This week, let us all watch out for the 9-8 and 8-9 pairing. The probables are 189, 289, 389, 489, and 589. Be sure to bet on the rambolito option and good luck. Also bet on the L-H-H or the Low-High-High combinations. Based on our charts above, the Lower Digits are 0-1-2-3-4 and the Higher Digits are 5-6-7-8-9. The pattern: L-H-H 0-5-5 1-6-6 2-7-7 3-8-8 4-9-9 The cold numbers or digits last week are 4 and 5 followed by the numbers 2, 0, and 1 and these numbers are good combinations for our 8-9 and 9-8 pairing. For the syndicate pair, 4-7, 2-5 and 0-1 are hottest and again, 8 or 9 can be useful to complete your combinations. I have promised to relayout this page but I was busy looking for a new guide so I can give you more powerful three-digit numbers combinations for the Philippine Charity Sweekstakes Office (PCSO) draws. I learned that 2 and 4 are two even-lower digits while 6, 8, and 0 are the

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PISCES. Life gathers momentum! Stay alert and focused. Look after your bank account and you can create the life you desire. Keep control of your money, use cash wisely, spend and save. A brilliant idea can inspire others to take the ride with you all the way to the top. Lucky Numbers: 4 11 18 6 35 3

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AQUARIUS. Life is limitless! On the work scene, team work makes anything possible. More money brings more responsibility. Where family is concerned, don’t make promises you can’t keep. Be upfront and honest, no one can ask for more. Lucky Numbers: 1 7 3 21 6 15

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ARIES. Wish upon a star! Ask for what you want, you just might get it. With love, keep an open mind. Don’t dismiss someone just because they don’t fit your ideal of a perfect partner. Money news could be delayed, it gives you time to get organized. Lucky Numbers: 7 21 23 25 4 16 TAURUS. The stars ensure your atmosphere is supercharged – dreams can become real. If faced with a major decision about your future, consider all options. Follow your instincts and heart. When speaking your mind to a friend or lover, be diplomatic. Lucky Numbers: 1 2 3 5 26 40 GEMINI. The power is in planning for the future! It’s time to review your goals and dreams. Love and romance head your way, discard past memories to embrace new experiences. When it’s about money, your self–worth determines your income. Lucky Numbers: 21 2 26 8 41 4 CANCER. You’ve never settled for second best before, so don’t start now. You need a love–mate who can be your best friend. At work, a fresh start is possible; fate is working its magic. People you meet now can introduce you to influential power players. Lucky Numbers: 8 32 1 28 9 10

two even-higher digits. Likewise, 1 and 3 are the lowest odd digits while 5, 7, and 9 are the three high odd digits. These new schemes can be useful especially if we base our numbers of the odd-even schemes and

the L-H or lower-higher digits combinations. I will deal more on these schemes next week as I present to you the new layout of this page. Thank you! Isang text ka lang!

LEO. Being organized is the key to success. Life continues to be fast and furious, with work prospects and study options needing your attention. Communication mix–ups are possible; make sure you are all on the same page. Don’t take risks with your cash. Lucky Numbers: 3 21 1 18 19 20 VIRGO. Your will to succeed is powerful. What you do now can set the pace for the future. Implement routines and your life will run more smoothly. Be careful of keeping secrets, let you intentions be known. With love, learn from past lessons. Lucky Numbers: 6 4 41 19 3 17 LIBRA. To get ahead at work, be your own self–promoter. Let the boss know what your skills are. To have love without jealousy, build a friendship. You need a close bond to develop a high level of trust. Unexpected money can cross your palm. Lucky Numbers: 7 5 4 31 33 9 SCORPIO. It’s all happening this week with work and love. An unexpected love moment can knock you off your feet. If you want to take your relationship to the next step trust your intuition, if it feels right, do it. This is a good time to indulge in an image renewal. Lucky Numbers: 2 8 12 1 18 6 SAGITTARIUS. Your life is accelerating! Golden opportunities come your way through good friends. It’s crucial to maintain your energy levels to keep up with everything life has in store. With love, the first step is to get real about what you want; the rest will fall into place. Lucky Numbers: 9 10 5 3 19 3 CAPRICORN. Visualize where you want to end up. Keep working towards your ultimate ambitions. A dynamite love connection is in the stars and has the potential to rock your world. It’s a spiritual bond. Be yourself and let your personality shine. Lucky Numbers: 8 7 21 7 5 3


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New COA chair bullish on reforms

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Also anticipated at the flag ceremony was highly regarded truth crusader Heidi Mendoza who returns to the Commission as its new Commissioner after almost five years. Mendoza said she is returning not only as a leader but also as one with the rest since she has experienced the travails and challenges of be-

E W LY a p pointed Commission on Au d i t ( C OA ) Chair Ma. Gracia M. Pulido-Tan officially began her first day in COA on the right note. Speaking to COAns for the first time during the flag ceremony, Tan wasted no time in assuring the COA community of her honest intentions in leading the Commission as well as her commitment to the necessary reforms that will further improve the audit process. The first woman to lead the Commission in all its 112-year history promised to review COA’s organizational structure, management and business processes, strengthen COA’s independence and upgrade capabilities in the areas of forensic accounting, fraud audit, and proper documentation of audit findings to better stand in the courts of law, to list a few of the

ing an auditor. She vowed to be a leader who listens and will give the best of the opportunity to serve COA and the country. Tan and Mendoza are the second and third women to sit in the Commission Proper, COA’s highest policy-making body, since the institution was founded on May 8, 1899.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 38 Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE File Number 2011-130 COA commissioner Heide Mendoza and COA chair Ma. Gracia M. Pulido-Tan during a flag ceremony.

reforms she plans to pursue. Tan likewise engaged the rank and file to revisit COA’s mandate and strive to grow in professionalism, patriotism and integrity. Her remarks were warmly welcomed by the COA community eager to take a first look at the new Chair who came from outside COA.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ROMINITO D. COMIA, left the following property: A parcel of land particularly designated as Lot 4, Block 7, PCS-10-000528, being a portion of Lots 4378-B-1, 4378B-2, 4378-B-3 and 4378-B-4, Psd-10-000190, situated at Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of 157 square meters, more or less, covered by TCT No. T-53092, is the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement with Waiver of Rights, under the Notarial Registry of Virgilio J. Cabanlet, per Doc. No. 476; Page No. 96; Book No. 371; Series of 2011. BWM April 11,18,25, 2011

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Misamis Oriental City/Municipality: Medina

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 19 Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE File No. 2010-558 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118, with respect to real estate mortgage and Act 1508 with respect to chattel mortgage filed by Pag-ibig Fund, a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Philippines with principal place of business at Pag-ibig Fund Bldg., J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City, against EUFRONIO BIGCAS MONTECILLO JR married to TERESITA D. MONTECILLO of legal ages, and with postal address at BLK. 32, LOT 19, PN ROA SUBD., PHASE 1, BARRA, OPOL, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, herein referred to as the MORTGAGORS, to satisfy the mortgaged indebtedness which as of December 3, 2010, amounts to THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT PESOS & 89/100 (Php 388,438.89), Philippine Currency, plus stipulated interest, penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on May 16, 2011, at 1:30 o’clock P.M. or soon thereafter at the lobby of the Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for CASH or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the herein described property/ies: TCT NO. T-29846 – A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 19, Blk. 32, Psd10-020903, being a portion of Lot 5237, Cad 237, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the Barrio of Barra, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental, containing an area of One Hundred Thirty Seven sq.m., more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date due to holidays, it shall be held on the next working day without further notice. Cagayan de Oro City, March 30, 2011.

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 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 GLORIA P. RIOS, married to Ernesto D. Rios, with address at PH II, Lot 7, Block 6, Villa Nena Subdivision, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 15, 2010, amounts to Six Hundred Forty Nine Thousand Four Hundred Eleven Pesos and 64/100 (Php649,411.64), Philippine Currency, as principal, interest, charges, excluding attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff or his deputies will sell at public auction on May 11, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or soon thereafter at the Office of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 38, 2nd Floor, Hall of Justice, Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following real property with all the improvements found thereon, to wit: “TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-68953 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 7, Block 6, of the cons. subd. plan, Pcs-10-000990, being a portion of Lot 3046-B-1-3-A and Lot 3046-B-1-3-B, Psd-104305-015907), situated in the Barangay Balulang, City of Cagayan de Oro, Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 5 of Block 6, of the cons. subd. plan., on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 3046-B-1-B-3-D, Psd-104305-015907; and on the SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 9; on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 8 both of Block 6 of the cons., subd., plan. Xxx, registered in the name of Gloria P. Rios, married to Ernesto D. Rios, xxx, containing an area of One Hundred Twenty (120) square meters, more or less, xxx.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public 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/bidders may investigate for themselves the title above-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, April 04, 2011. For the Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff:

For the Provincial Sheriff

(Sgd.) REYNALDO L. SALCEDA Sheriff IV

(Sgd.) JANIB ACERO RTC Sheriff IV

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to

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the public that NORBERTA PAGUE BIASONG has filed with this Office a petition (complete name of the petitioner)

for change of first name from NORBETA to NORBERTA in the birth certificate of (first name to be changed)

(new first name to be adopted)

NORBETA BIASONG who was born on 2 May 1949 at Medina, Misamis Oriental and (complete name of document owner)

(complete date of birth)

(place of birth)

whose parents are NORBERTO PAGUE and PETRONILA SALAS. (name of mother)

(name of father)

Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 APRIL 2011. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar BWM Feb. 18,25, 2011

Happy Easter to the people of Misamis Oriental Greetings From:

Republic of the Philippines Department of Finance BUREAU OF CUSTOMS Collection District X Port of Cagayan de Oro

CONG. PETER M. UNABIA

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given to the Public that the BUREAU OF CUSTOMS, Collection District X Port of Cagayan de Oro is conducting a public auction of the following: LOT 01

- 5 Units Used Starex Van Hyundai 1 Unit KIA Carnival (Dilapidated) 1 Unit KIA Sportage (Dilapidated) 1 Unit Ford Festival (Dilapidated) 1 Unit KIA Potentcia Lot 02 Various Scrap Vehicles Lot 03 Various sizes used tires Lot 04 MTC-SP Vehicles 3 Units Used Starex Vans Hyundai 1 Toyota Used Car (RHD) Said Public Auction shall be conducted at the Office of the Deputy Collector of Customs Port of Cagayan de Oro at 2:00 P.M. on April 26, 2011. Interested parties are hereby invited to inspect above-cited items during office at our compound on April 20, 2011. (Sgd.) Deputy Collector MARVIN B. MISON Chief, ACDD

Approved: (Sgd.) ATTY. ANJUNEREO O. CASTIGADOR

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MUST confers honoris causa on former mayor and congressman By MIKE BAÑOS

CAGAYAN de Oro’s only state university has conferred an honorary doctorate on former Cagayan de Oro City Mayor and Congressman Constantino G. Jaraula in recognition of his contribution to the conversion of the then Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) to the present day Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) and his stellar accomplishments as a public servant and private citizen. The MUST Board of Regents approved the conferment of the degree of Doctor of Public Administration

(Honoris Causa) on Jaraula through Resolution No. 09, series of 2011 dated March 18, 2011 and signed by Gilda M. Maquiling, university board secretary designate. During the conferment rites held April 1, 2011 on the occasion of the MUST’s 74th Commencement Exercises with the theme “University of Science and Technology of the Philippines: Prospects and Challenges”, the honoree, who was also the commencement speaker, stressed: “The human heart and the human mind are not molded by man but by their Creator. Let this reality, let this truism be learned by everyone, and

embraced through life. There is no escape from it.” Jaraula also encouraged the graduates to go out into the world and share what they have learned for the greater good of humanity. “Because what you learn is not yours alone,” he said. “Do not hide it. Nurture it. Let it grow, let it shine, let it brighten the skies and the hearts and minds of men, that together – humanity will survive.” In the citation read by Dr. Ruth Guinita-Cabahug, vice president for academic affairs, Jaraula was cited for his 47 years of public service, including stints as city

Former City Mayor and Congressman Constantino G. Jaraula is conferred with an honorary doctorate in Public Administration by the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) on April 1, 2011. MUST Pres. RIcardo Rotoras is shown capping Mayor Jaraula with the assistance of Mrs. Divina Jaraula. PHOTO BY MIKE BAÑOS, NPN

Terrazzo spices up Divisoria By RIZA ARES photos by ROLANDO SUDARIA

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AGAYAN de Oro’s famous bar and restaurant, Terrazzo, is now embarking on expansion plans as it opened its new branch at Tiano corner San Agustine, Divisoria. Already successfully serving Kagay-anons’ discriminating taste for fifteen years with its main branch along Claro M. Recto (right in front of Coca-Cola plant), Terrazzo is a by-word when it comes to native cuisines, such as bulalo, kalderetas, kilawin (baboy sulop or wild boar), papait, sisig, crispy pata, and many others. The restaurant, now managed by newly-graduated Business Management John Thomas Pupos, son of entrepreneur Rivak Pupos, is a semi-fine-dining restaurant that opens from 4 o’clock in the afternoon to 4 o’clock in the morning. With its new branch located at the heart of the bustling entertainment center of Cagayan de Oro, Divisoria, Terrazzo offers a perfect ambiance, a relaxing place to un-

wind, do business transactions, and memorable dining with family members and friends with a perfectly lanscaped

garden in the background. What makes Terrazzo a favorite place for past time is of course the distinctive taste

of their popular dishes, high quality service, and live acoustic entertainment. Mr. Pupos said the new branch maintains the tradition of Terrazzo’s brand of service. It also offers catering services for birthdays, baptismal, weddings and other occassions and functions. “We’ve got the best quality service, distinctive native cuisines and an ambiance that are affordable,”Mr. Pupos said. Other native cuisines available are: adobong squid, calamares, camaron rebosado, grilled malasugue, inihaw bangus and kitong, kinilaw malasugue, paksiw na kitong, sizzling squids and tuna belly. advertorial

councilor of Cagayan de Oro, provincial board member of Misamis Oriental, congressman for the Lone District of Cagayan de Oro and City Mayor. Jaraula was voted by his peers as Assistant Majority Floor Leader during the 11th Congress and later as Assistant Minority Floor Leader for the 12th Congress. In recognition of his numerous and illustrious accomplishments, Jaraula was cited by the Makati Graduate School and Congress Magazine as an Outstanding Congressmen during all three years of his term in the Lower House and elevated to the Hall of Fame during his second. He was also ranked by the Philippine Free Press magazine as one of the Five Outstanding Congressmen of the Philippines on June 2002. In the field of diplomacy, Jaraula was tasked to deliver and defend the Philippines’ position during the Round Table Debate on Globalization during the 53rd United Nations General Assembly, and ably represented the country during the 103rd Interparliamentary Union Conference in Amman, Jordan and the 107th Interparliamentary Union Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Jaraula was cited for his

advocacy in championing environmental concerns and imperatives including the creation of the Cagayan de Oro River Development Authority (CORDA), three major drainage projects and the city’s “Golden Mile” which would mitigate the effects of climate change and global warming. He was also recognized for his achievements as a private citizen and member of civil society, including stints as President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Misamis Oriental Chapter, IBP Governor for Eastern Mindanao, and Speaker/ Panelist for Human Rights during the 10th World Law Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Deputy Governor of Lions International and District Governor of Rotary International, including active participation in the Knights of Columbus and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). The citation also listed the former mayor’s published books including “Thinking Along with Tinnex Jaraula”, a 20-yr. compilation of his columns in local newspapers and “Constitutions of the Philippines”, a compilation with commentaries of all the current, proposed and adopted constitutions of the Philippines.

American Todd Grannis, chief executive officer of Visp.net based in Oregon, USA performs a stunt for the Atlas Shrugged video competition April 13 at the Zax swimming pool in Cagayan de Oro City. Ayn Rand, the late author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” created a philosophy she termed Objectivism which championed a free economy. People should have the freedom to do whatever they want to make themselves happy, so long as they do not interfere with the rights of others.Rand also believed in reason as the only legitimate way to approach the world. An atheist, she rejected faith, along with decisions driven by emotion and hopes. PHOTO BY MIKE BAÑOS, NPN • QUOTES BY PATRICK O’DONNEL


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Cagayan de Oro showcase tourist spots in Manila By CLIFFORD JOSE ROA Member, CDO City Tourism Board

MALL OF ASIA, PASAY, METRO MANILA, On the 6th day of the Pasundayag Northern Mindanao 2011, a showcase of the region’s best tourism spots, Cagayan de Oro City will have its turn to present the city’s tourist destinations as it hosts “Cagayan de Oro Day.” Even as the city has just been recently declared by the Department of Tourism as the third most visited city in the Philippines in 2010 (Boracay and Camarines Sur topping the list), the city is not resting on the big leap it gained in terms of tourist arrivals. With Cagayan de Oro Day, the city will once again take the opportunity to wow the more than 200,000 shoppers in Mall Of Asia and invite everyone to visit the Whitewater Rafting Capital of the Philippines. Mrs. Rhia Rita Abalos, who is back at the helm of the City Tourism Board, having been re-appointed by the Honorable Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano, is on hand to support the city’s campaign to be a truly world-class tourist destination. “Before we could invite more foreigners to visit Cagayan de Oro, we must first convince the people from the Manila area”, she said. “By showcasing the thrill of the white-water rafting’s wild rapids and the the sight and sounds of Night Cafe we are confident that this will yield a wide impact about Cagayan de Oro”, she added. Mrs. Abalos of course is referring to the city’s flagship nerve-wracking,sun-burning, and “lets-do-it-again” white water rafting and the Night Cafe that gives one a feel that they are in Bangkok’s Kaosan Road. Why visit Cagayan de Oro?

Ms. Imma Rae Gatuslao, the City Tourism’s Supervising Officer enumerates futher. “Cagayan de Oro is only an hour and ten minutes’plane ride from Manila”, She quipped during our chat in the MOA’s wide expanse Music Hall. “That is a very short trip considering now that airline carriers are selling promos. Cagayan de Oro is dubbed as the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao”, so an enthralling visit to Cagayan will give them a chance to visit the nearby spots as well”, she added. “Upon arrival in CDO, a tenminute cab ride from Lumbia Airport to the city proper, and if by chance they took the Friday flights of the Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines, they are most welcome to join the fun in the Night Cafe and do the instant shopping in our Night Market”, she said. “What to be sweet and chessy? take your date out in the River Taxis. A Cruise that starts at Liceo de Cagayan University up to the mouth of the Cagayan de Oro River and a part of Macajalar Bay”, she said.

Ms. Gatuslao’s office and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro in its “Cagayan de Oro City in Bloom, in Blossom and in Boom Situationer 2011”, catalogs a must in Cagayan de Oro: A diner and a night-cap in one of the accredited hotels and restaurants of the DOT will give the visitors plenty of rest before embarking on another adventure the following day. The Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association presents, now on its 15th year of culinary innovation, the Kumbira 2011 which will happen on August 17-19, 2011. Kumbira offers food and beverage competitions, cooking demonstrations and trade exhibits. A sidetrip to Mapawa Nature Park - choose one or all - canyoneering, water slide, and rapelling before taking on the 5-hour stretch of the White Water Rafting. Try also the Monigue Cave (it has a small yet passable opening with a six-inch airspace between ceiling and water thus requiring adventurers to submerge in order to enter), Macahambus

Adventure Park - try sky bridge amidst a gigantice century old trees and view the spectacular Macahambus Gorge beneath. For those who love greens, that is the the faiways, fore! Cagayan de Oro offers not one but two golf courses right inside the city. The Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Barangay Lumbia and Camp Evangelista Golf Club right inside the camp in Barangay Patag. Some tour for fun, some for adventure, for some, some reasons in one way or another, CDO offers them too: pilgrimage - in San Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, Guiness book of records candidate for the biggest hat monument - Mac Arthur Marker, the magic and the mystic of pottery - Bulua Pottery. Like many cities, Cagayan de Oro also offers festival, perhaps a signature events that is synonymous to the city itself: Kagay-an Festival than happens in August each year. This includes: Kahimunan Trade Fair, Searh for Ms. Cagayan de oro, Higaonon Dance Festival, Golden Float Parade and the Lambago-

international airports, business care and being safe arriving to districts and convention centers. their destinations. MANILA contributed to the re- To date, Delegations were coming its facilities are sounding success of Northern newfrom the Provinces of Bukidl y Mindanao Pasundayag 2011 non, Lanao del Norte, Misamis was the safe and grandiose Occidental, Misamis Oriental accommodation of the more and Camiguin and from than a thousand heads of delthe cities of Cagayan de deegations, local government unit Oro, Gingoog, Valencia, executives, tourism officials Malaybalay, Tangub. and employees, exhibitors and signed Ozamis, Oroqueita performers who stayed at the a n d and Iligan. Kabayan Group Hotels namely: renThe rich tourKabayan Hotel at 347 EDSA ism industr y of Street, Pasay City near MRT/ Northern MindLRT Station, the Park, Bed and anao, its cultural Breakfast at EDSA corner Wood tapestry, its rich Street, Pasay City and Pinoy ethno culture, its Pamilya Hotel at 2877 F.B. Hareco-tourism advenrison corner Cuneta Avenue, ture, the historical, Pasay City. These hotels are just eco-cultural and in close proximity to the venue pilgrimage destinaof Pasundayag 2011 which is at tion of the region the SM Mall of Asia at Pasay City. were showcased For seven days––from April to the world best 14 to 20, 2011, the coming in and of the best. out of guests were professionally ovated offering more convePasundayag 2011 was the handled by the management of nience to its guests. most prestigious and the most these hotels and afforded world The thousand guests from awaited Tourism Event of the class accommodation. Northern Mindanao coming from Year that ever hit Manila coming Kabayan Hotel, Park Bed and the eight cities and five provinces Northern Mindanao Region X. Breakfast and Pinoy Pamilya enjoyed its world class amenities The event was under the hotels are strategically located with fully air-conditioned rooms, tutelage of the ever dynamic along EDSA and in close prox- sala restaurant, pinoy star café Regional Director Butch E. Chan imity to the city’s major trans- with gourmet food cuisine. 111 and presented by DOT X and portations venues and points of Everyday, the participants being co-presented by SM Mall interest. were ferried to SM Mall of Asia of Asia and participated in by the It is near the domestic and for the daily shows with great Regional Development Council

that quickly associates the city with its taste: Slers Ham, Oro Ham, Pines Ham and Darling Food Products. Want to shop? CDO has SM, Gaisano, Ororama, Limketkai and soon Ayala Centrio Mall. With great pleasure, the people of Cagayan de Oro who’s theme is the City of Golden Friendship just like to welcome you all to enjoy the wonderful world of fun and adventures.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FLORENCIO OMPOC, left a certain real property more particularly described as follows: 1. TCT No. 54515 – A parcel of land, Lot No. 18878, Psd-10059204, a portion of Lot No. 18878-A, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre, located at Poblacion, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an area of 1,250 square meters, more or less; 2. TCT No. 54516 – A parcel of land, Lot No. 18878-B, Psd-10059204, a portion of Lot No. 18878, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre, located at Poblacion, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an area of 1,250 square meters, more or less; and 3. TCT No. 54517 – A parcel of land, Lot No. 18878-C, Psd-10059204, a portion of Lot No. 18878, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre, located at Poblacion, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an area of 1,250 square meters, more or less. That for and in consideration of the sum of P50,000.00, paid by Alma Edo Zambrano, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, herein Florencio Ompoc, Sell, Cede, Transfer and Convey, absolutely, and irrevocably unto and in favor of Alma Edo Zambrano, her heirs and assign, of the said parcels of lot, are the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement Among Heirs with Sale, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Buenaventura E. Sagrado, per Doc. No. 438; Page 88; Book 83; Series of 2011. BWM April 25, May 2,9

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

Kabayan Group of Hotels: Home of Pasundayag 2011 By JOE PALABAO

han Fluvial Parade. The city also offers the following museums: Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures (cultures of Marawi, Bukidnon and Northern Mindanao), La Castilla (Museum of Philippine Heirlooms and Antiques in the 20th Century) and Museo de Oro (a folkloric museum, located in Xavier University (XU), Ateneo de Cagayan. Love to eat: try the brands

(RDC X), the Northern Mindanao Regional Tourism Council 10, the Region’s Local Government Units, Tourism Industry Key Players, Private Institutions and Government Line Agencies. The regal, grandiose and safe accommodation of Pasundayag 2011 participants, performers, officials and guests was taken cared of by Kabayan Hotel, Park, Bed & Breakfast and Pinoy Pamilya Hotel. These hotels are owned and managed by Legend Hotels International Corporation. These hotels will then be the same hotels to accommodate the incoming Mindanaons to come to Manila for all their business trips, tourism events and functions to be held in the heart of Manila. TARA NA! Whenever we are in Manila lets stay at Kabayan Hotel-Pasay, Kabayan Hotel-Cubao, Kabayan Hotel-Monumento, Park, Bed & Breakfast at EDSA Pasay City and Pinoy Pamilya Hotel Pasay City. For Central Reservations Call Tel: (632) 702-2700 to 04: Mobille: (0917) 702-2700 or Call Rowena C. Mendoza-Provincial Sales Officer Tel No. (632) 8892267; Mobile: (0917) 561-1194: Fax: (632) 8892242. Email Ad weng_m@kabayanhotel.com.ph; rgckabayanhotel@ yahoo.com

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 28, April 4,25


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Nokia is top mobile and smartphone brand for 2010 – Nokia was recently awarded the best-selling mobile and smartphone brand for 2010 during the recent GfK No. 1 Awards held at the Marriott Hotel Manila. The GfK No. 1 Awards is an awarding scheme by global market research company GfK (Growth from Knowledge) that recognizes top performing brands in various major product categories that include consumer electronics, home appliances, IT, photo and mobile phone products. The winning brands announced during the recent ceremony were determined based on unit sales for the period January to December 2010. The GfK No. 1 Awards is also held in other Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Accepting the award from GfK accounts director Gary Espejo (leftmost) and general manager Jake Savellano was Cris Soberano, channel development manager for Nokia Philippines.

Creating trade links between Cagay-anon and Turkish businessmen. (L-R) President of MondeBest International and of the Turkish-Filipino Friendship and Solidarity Association (TUFIFSA) Rizal Dalkilic, OROCHAMBER President Antonio D. Uy, Executive Director Lords Enjambre, MondeBest Officers Mahmut Dalkilic and Juan Paolo Yrastorza.

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Summer fashion show hits CdO By JOE PALABAO

A SUMMER fashion show hits the runway of the fashion scene of Cagayan de Oro City held at the Rotunda of Limketkai last April 17, 2011. Gil Macaibay III, Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao Prince of Haute Couture, brought to the centerstage a Summer Fashion Show dubbed as “Strike A Pose” inspired from the line of the hit song of Madonna “Vogue,” which also became an international hit fashion magazine for the global fashion industry featuring the known fashion designers of the world. Some 80 young, beautiful, talented, professional and budding new models from Cagayan de Oro showcased the 120 haute couture “avantgarde” collections and designs of Gil Macaibay III. “Strike A Pose” is considered as this year’s most

remarkable and one of the most prestigious fashion events of the City of Golden Friendship. The fashion show showcased his custom-made avant-garde dresses which conform to the basic female structure and the male models as well. His collections adapt to the wearers’ character and it conforms to the present genre in the present fashion trend. It shows an adventurous modern rendition of his designs. His creations always evolved and inspired by the classic details to become modern and fashionable. They are modern contemporary collections and very particular to women’s silhouette. They are easy to wear, sleek modern pieces which are very experimental. In an inter view, Gil Macaibay III told Business eek Mindanao that his collections and designs show

By JULIENNE ANNE ILAGAN

and Backdraft, revolutionized the country’s rock music history by being leaders that instigated a revolution through their form of art. The band was given their first break in Vicor Music’s “Mga Himig Natin: Pinoy Rock Revisited.” After sweating it out in the underground scene for over a year. They performed Florante’s song entitled “Pinay” with a grunge metal twist in the album and started a new trend for headbanging rockers – Pinoy style – through their unique brand of music, This further led to an overall seven recordings for various artists compilations – the most number of appearances that any metal

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MINDANAO FASHION INDUSTRY PRINCE OF HAUTE COUTURE Gil Macaibay III with his professional models strike for a pose after the show. BWM PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA

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Dahong Palay: Rewriting Philippine rock history with ‘new venom’ DAHONG Palay, is one of the pillars of Pinoy Heavy Metal that flourished in the 1990s. As one of the best rock bands that made a mark in the country’s music history, Dahong Palay was first formed in 1993. Popularly known as “The Kings of Dark Metal,” it was originally composed of Andrew “Eurd” dela Hostria (Vocals/Bass), Jed Sison (guitar), and Derrick Periodico (drums). Dahong Palay’s heavy, aggressive, dark, melodic and intimidating music earned their place in what was known as “The Big 4.” “The Big 4,” made up of big names such as Wolfgang, Death By Stereo

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rock group has ever had in Philippine history. In 1995, Sison was replaced by Booths Oca (the Guitar Demon), an understudy for Noel Mendez (formerly a guitarist for The Dawn) and was a guitarist for Hayp and Francis M. With additional and invaluable contribution, Dahong Palay drastically climbed

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April 25-May 1, 2011

MINDANAO

MASS-SPECC holds general assembly 2011

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ASS-SPECC, ASS-SPECC, one ofof the largone the est and largest oldest and cooperative federations in oldest cooperative the country, is holding its federations in the 37th General As¬sembly country, is holding its here in Cagayan de Oro City, May 2 General this year. Assem37th This, bly hereimmediately in Cagayanafter de the two-day 42nd Mindanao Oro City, April 30 to Cooperative Leaders Congress May 2 take thisplace year. that will beginning The activity, April 30 to May 1. which coMASS-SPECC ChiefMinExincides with the 42nd ecutive Officer Bernadette O. danao Cooperative Leaders Toledo saidwill the be assembly Congress, guidedwill by thoroughly tackleCOOPERAthe ag-gresthe theme “THE sive expansion of the big coopTIVES: Advancing Economic eratives and the sprouting of Viability and Social Responeverywhere. branches almost sibility”. BUNDLE OF SERVICES With Wit h aa membership memb ership of of more than 200 primary comore than 200 active primary operatives from allallover coopera¬tives from overMinMindanao,MASS-SPECC MASS-SPECC pro-a danao, provides videsline a bundle of services to long of services, such as the member-cooperatives, Central Fund (CF), whichsuch was as the Central Fund (CF). launched in 1978. CF is considered the cenLaunched in 1978, CF tral finance facility of memberis the central finance facilcooperatives, through which ity of member-cooperatives. MASS-SPECC pools deposits Through this, MASS-SPECC from it to poolsmembers deposits and fromrelends members the other member-coops that are and relends it to the other in need of funds or capitalization member-coops that are in for its of operations or expansion. expansion. need capital for Under this facility, aa total total Under this facility, fund assistance of P323 mil¬lion fund assistance of P323 milpesos was released in year 2010 lion pesos has been released for microfinance opera¬tions, in year 2010 for microfinance new viable enterprises and fioperations, new viable enternancing of new branches of prises and financing of new member-coops. branches member-coops. “For theofdepositing coops it is “Forbusiness, the depositing coops not just but is about coit is not just business, but is” operation among cooperatives, about cooperation among

cooperatives, MASS-SPECC MASS-SPECC”sources said. sources said. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MASS-SPECC has been MASS-SPECC started engaged in information and engaging itself intechnology the inforcommunications mation and communication (ICT) for almost 15 years technology (ICT) some 15 now. years ago when it implementIt implemented a standard ed a standard savings and savings and credit software credit soft ware or the MSRTE among its members, with among its members, the the application of anwith ATMinstallation of the ATM-ready ready software to some 330 system to some cooperacooperative sites,330 nationwide. tiveFor sites,this, nationwide. MASS-SPECC For this, MASS-SPECC gained the title of being the firstthe coop to gained titlefederation of being the have become a member of fi rst coop federation to bethe Megalink network, come memberATM of the Megawhile ATM establishing a link with Link network, estabthe Pinoy Coop ATMs to lishing the link with the PiMegalink other noy Coop and ATMthree terminals networks, underBancnet the sponsorto MegaLink, and ship of BDO. Expressnet. More services are coming More ATM-based serup, such as the IBFT-POS, vices are coming up, like the Bills Payment and Mobile Internet and Mobile Banking. Banking. FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION AND CONSULTANCY MASS-SPECC sustains Realizing that ‘people’ are its capability-building for its the most important assets in any given organization, most important assetMASS: the SPECC its capa-citypeople,sustains by implementing building programs by putting the so-called Financial Interin place the Financial Intermemediation and Consultancy diation Consultancy SerServicesand Institute of Cooperavices Institute of Coop¬erative tive Studies (FICSICS) since Studies 1966, in(FICSICS). adherence to local the year 2010 alone, andFor international standards. the FICSICS has trained a total For the year 2010 alone, of 2,874 cooperative leaders, the FICSICS has trained a managers and staff on various total of 2,874 cooperative aspects of cooperative opleaders, management and

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capacity-building programs. HOSTEL AND PROPERTIES Since 1997, the MASSHostel atat the corner of SPECC Hostel corner Tiano Brothers and Yacapin of Tiano and Yacapin Streets this citythis hascity, provided accomStreets has been promodation, function rooms viding accommodation, funcand to tion restaurant rooms and services restaurant various servicesgroups. to various groups. Dubbed as home for Mindanao co-operators, it is where cooperative leaders discuss issues and concerns affecting the cooperative movement and situations on Mindanao. development in Mindanao. The six-storeyhostel hostel The six-storey is has also favoralso the become favorite the venue for ite venue for government andgovernment non-governand non-government meetment-initiated meetings, asings, assemblies, semblies, seminars,seminars, trainings, trainings, and symposia fora and fora symposia among among others. others. CONSOLIDATED ASSETS As of year 2010, MASSThe 42nd CoSPECC had Mindanao an estimated operative Leaders Congress consolidated assets of P8.1, on April 30bytoof May 1 will as recorded its 103 pricenter on the theme “THE mary member-cooperatives. COOP¬ERATIVES: AdvancThese cooperatives have ing Economic Viability released P5.1 billions to and the more 700,000 members Socialthan Re¬sponsibility”. even as they pooled a total Hundreds of delegates deposit of P3.4the billions and a representing different share capital of in P4.4 billions. coop¬eratives Mindanao theto37th are Both expected arriveMASSas early SPECC General Assembly as 8:00 in the morning of the and 42nd Mindanao Coop first day. Leaders Congress ongender April Congresses for the 30 to May 2, are taking place advocates, youth, manag¬ers at the Grand Caprice Restauand board of directors will rant take and placeConvention from 1:00 Center, to 5:00 Limketkai Complex, Cagayan de Oro CityMASS-SPECC/PAGE 6

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