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Mining suspension lifted

THE court has ordered the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last week to lift the order suspending the operation of Pacific Nickel Philippines, Inc. in Surigao del Norte. Judge Victor A. Canoy of the regional trial court 10th Judicial Region Branch 29 said Pacific Nickel was able to “substantially establish that it has a clear and unmistakable right to conduct mining operations,” adding the suspension order was made without prior notice and investigation. The writ of preliminary injunction issued on July 19 was addressed to Environment Secretary Ramon Jesus P. Paje, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) director Leo L. Jasareno, and MGB Caraga director Alilo C. Ensomo, Jr. among others.

Normin still biggest economy in M’danao By BONG FABE and JORIE C. VALCORZA, Contributors


ORTHERN Mindanao has remained the biggest regional economy in Mindanao in terms of per capita gross regional domestic product (GRDP) and third, nationwide.

High port collection

THE revamp instituted in the Bureau of Customs in Cagayan de Oro City has resulted in a dramatic increase of collections and apprehension of several luxury vehicles, according to the records from the Bureau of Customs’ Collection District X. Lawyer Anju Nereo Castigador, who recently assumed his post as district collector of Customs in Cagayan de Oro revealed that the major overhaul specifically at the Mindanao Container Terminal sub-port of Cagayan de Oro has given new impetus in their drive to achieve their collection targets. Although shy by 12 percent from its assigned year-to-date target, the CDO port and sub-ports posted a modest five-percent increase in its collection performance this June, Castigador said, noting that MCT alone collected P408.5 million exceeding its June 2010 performance by P187,688,947 or 85 percent over.

Dipolog hydro plant

THE Dipolog City government is looking at putting up a mini-hydro power plant to augment the electricity needs of the consumers in that city, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte province. Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn Uy said they are planning to tap either the Dipolog River or the Dapitan River as the source of the watergenerated electricity. Dipolog is a first-class city. Uy said it is part of the city government’s effort to help address the impending energy problem in Mindanao in general and Dipolog City in particular.


STILL BIGGEST ECONOMY. North Mindanao’s agri-industry exports further push the region as the largest economy in Mindanao.

Consumer group twits DOE on power shortage warning By MIKE BAÑOS Correspondent

A CONSUMER group based in Iligan City wants the Department of Energy to explain to Mindanao consumers its warning against another possible power shortage in the island when an immediate and affordable solution is staring it in the face. “DOE does not have an

honest to goodness solution to the power ‘shortage’ problem in Mindanao,” said Engr. Norberto J. Oller, vice president of the Lanao Power Consumers Federation (LAPOCOF) and a former official of the National Power Corporation (Napocor). “The most immediate solution is staring them at their faces, yet they never considered it.”

Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras earlier warned about the ‘unstable’ reserves in the Mindanao grid which was far below the minimum 21 percent margin and insufficient to buttress demand during peak hours in case one of its baseload plants goes on the blink or another El Niño episode follows the CONSUMER/PAGE 16

Protests to meet water rate hike By MIKE BAÑOS Correspondent

CIVIL society groups will pursue protest actions against the Cagayan de Oro City Water District’s 30 percent rate increase even if this has been

postponed to next month and deemed “good as approved” by the Local Water Utilities or LWUA. “COWD should give more satisfactory answers to justify the proposed 30% increase,”

said Anselmo B. Mercado, chairman of the multisectoral civil society group dubbed “Task Force TOOBIG” in a statement emailed to media. “Task Force-TOORATE/PAGE 16

As it continues to gain upperhand over the years, the region recorded the highest increase in 2008 when it reported an increase of more than five (5) percent, from P67 billion in 2007 to P71 billion. In 2009, the regional economy continued to boost at P73 billion, reflecting an almost three percent increase over the previous year. This was the good news that Mayor Philip T. Tan of

Tangub City, currently the Chairperson of the Macro and Development Administration Committee reported, during the Regional Development Forum held Friday at Grand Caprice Restaurant here. He said the Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry (AFF) sector still had the lead, among all sectors, in terms of output growth with 4.2 percent increase, while the inECONOMY/PAGE 16

Cool condo units red-hot:

Primavera Residences posts brisk sales BARELY three weeks after its Grand Launch, sales of Cagayan de Oro City’s firstever eco-friendly condominium are literally flying off the shelf, with almost a unit sold every working day. “We are very happy buyers have been very receptive to Primavera Residences concept of sustainable architecture,” said Romulo V. Nati, president and CEO of Euro-Asian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ItalPinas) in an exclusive interview at the company offices in Makati. “We did not expect such enthusiastic response to our pioneering design and we’re pleasantly surprised people

appreciate our sustainable architectural concept as an idea whose time has come.” Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, Italpinas exclusive broker for Primavera Residences, had previously pre-sold all but one of the building’s commercial spaces in the ground floor and another 40 units in the previous six months. However, following the Primavera’s Grand Launch last July 5, units have been literally flying off the shelves with sales of almost one unit a day to date, or almost 50% of the total previously sold in only three weeks. “Besides being located PRIMAVERA/PAGE 16



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Troops presence helps build RDC-10 to synchronize plans business confidence in AgSur with P-Noy’s social contract By ROBERT E. ROPEROS Contributor

BUTUAN City -- Citing the important role of the government troops in the province of Agusan del Sur, Vice-Governor Santiago Cane recently said the presence of the 402nd Brigade in the province means more investment opportunities. Speaking before the government troops of the brigade and guests from different sectors of society, Vice-Gov. Cane underscored the gallantry and sacrifices made by the soldiers in upholding peace and security in the province. The official said if there peace and security is present, then investors will likely our in investments that will help the spur the economic condition of the Agusanons. “If there is already an assurance that there is already peace and that we could already give security to investors, then investments will likely pour in the province, which is known for its richness in agricultural products,” Cane said. The official further said

By PELETA ABEJO Contributor

if investments are already in, “then jobs generation will likely follow, thus, will help in the poverty alleviation program of the provincial government,” he added. It may be recalled that during the Regional Development Council Meeting held recently in Surigao del Sur, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) reported that Caraga Region still remains to be on top of the list of the poorest regions in the country with Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Norte as among the poorest prov-

inces. However, Cane said, this will serve as a challenge not only to the provincial government of the said provinces but as well as to all the people in Caraga Region to strive hard and bring the development in the region. Vice Governor Cane represented Governor Adolph Edward Plaza who was invited by the 402nd Brigade during the celebration of their 38th founding anniversary held recently at the D.O. Plaza Camp, New Leyte, Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

In line with the forthcoming 38th Anniversary Celebration on August 01, 2011, COWD shall be granting an AMNESTY PROGRAM for Delinquent and Disconnected Accounts for the period August 01-31, 2011 (per Board Resolution No. 077, S-11).

Penalty charges of delinquent customers including those whose services have already been disconnected will be condoned as long as they pay all their accounts including the necessary reconnection fees. Guidelines on reconnection of disconnected accounts will apply. Thank you. -COWD MANAGEMENT

ILIGAN City Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz has called on the members of the Regional Development Council, region 10 (RDC-X), to synchronize and harmonize their plans with the national and local resources to achieve the region’s desired development scenario. Cruz, who is the Chairperson of RDC-X, sounded the call during the presentation of Nothern Mindanao’s Regional Development Plan, 2011-2016, held here last week. He said the plan must be consistent with President Aquino’s commitments as contained in his Social Contract, shared rapid growth or inclusive growth and responsible harnessing of natural resources. following his “matuwid na landas (strait path),” slogan. Present during the activity were the Chairpersons of the RDC-X sectoral committees who presented the accomplishments of their respective sectors

in 2010, namely: Tangub City Mayor Philip T. Tan of the Macro Economy and Development Administration, Valencia City Mayor Leandro Jose H. Catarata on Economic Development and Mambajao, Camiguin Mayor Ma. Luisa F. Romualdo on Social Development and Dr. Modesto C. Babaylan on the Infrastructure/ Utilities Development. Meanwhile, Regional Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of the National Economic and Development Authority, region 10 (NEDA-10) presented highlights of and the region’s major challenges and the Regional Development Report (RDR) “that serves as the benchmark on how we should grow until 2016.” Dacanay said Region X remains the biggest economy in Mindanao with its poverty investments increased by 44%, export values tremendously increased by 79%, with cocobased products topping the list of the region’s export commodities. Although at lower rates

compared to previous years, however, the region’s poverty incidence has also increased, last year. Discussions, during the open forum, also raised the importance of emphasizing disasterrisk reduction aside from poverty as a major concern. Thus, it was suggested that the role of higher education in promoting innovation and research should likewise be highlighted. For his part, Arsenio L. Sebastian III RDC-X Co-Chairperson, urged everyone to include the priority action areas in their respective work and investment programs to ensure that resources are allocated and activities are carried out. More than a hundred participants representing the government agencies, local government units, private sector/ non-government organizations, state universities and colleges/ higher education institutions and the media attended the forum.

New Wage Hike for Northern Mindanao Effective July 24, 2011, minimum wage earners in Region X will get an increase in their daily rate in the amount of P17.00 a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) under Wage RBX-16. Six (6) months thereof, said COLA shall be integrated into their basic pay bringing up the minimum wage level from P242.00P269.00 to P259.00-P286.00. For agricultural workers of the Sugar Industry in Northern Min-

danao, Supplemental Wage Order No. RX-15A remains effective with “pakyaw” rates indicated in said issuance still applicable. The new wage hike was published on July 4, 2011 at Mindanao Gold Star Daily, a local newspaper circulated in the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental as well as two (2) highly urbanized cities namely Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.

The Cola is generally not included in computing wage-related benefits such as 13th month pay, overtime pay, night shift differential, and premium pay. As in previous Wage Orders, domestic/household helpers as well as individuals in the personal service of others (i.e. family drivers) and duly recognized workers of Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) are not covered.



July 25-31, 2011


Companies 4 July 25-31, 2011 Aquabest gives out prizes, fun at franchise expo AQUABEST, the country’s largest water store network is joining the country’s largest franchise show and promises to offer everyone a good time with fun filled activities. More importantly, the company will finally unveil what the shift is all about as it publicly launches the “Shift Happens” Campaign. “Shift Happens” is the company’s effort to provide water that not only quenches your thirst but also improves your health by introducing structured water. Structured water restores the natural energy of water, thus reenergizing and renewing its restorative abilities. The company’s Grander Technology imported from Austria makes all this, possible. Grander Technology works by realigning water molecules to their natural configuration allowing the water to regain its natural vitality and makes the water molecules more organized. Another way to picture it would be to compare a disorganized group of people trying to enter a room contrasted with a group that cion, Nicole Hyala, and best. Also have your piclines up properly. Overall, surprise celebrity endors- ture taken with the lovby reorganizing the water ers. Fans can now meet able Aquab est mas cot molecules Grander tech- and greet their idols while Aquabuzz. nology energizes them and learning more about water. Quench your thirst and makes them more efficient Aside from meeting get to experience what leading to better water that your favorite stars one can “Shift Happens” is all about will reinvigorate you to try their luck and test their by sampling Aquabest’s your very core. water IQ with the games the structured water to be given Gracing the launch is a company has prepared. away at the booth to all visiveritable constellation of Great prizes await the tors. stars like Gabby Concep- lucky winner from AquaThe 10th Filipino Franchise Show is presented by the Association of Filipino Franchisers Incorporated (AFFI) the country’s premier franchise group comprised of local franchise concept. The show is the largest in the country and will feature over 300 franchise concepts. The show runs from July 21 to 24 at the World Trade Center. 2011-370 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 18 Cagayan de Oro City In re: Petition for Cancellation of the Birth Certificate of Minor Child Krizia Angel Lou Galapin Bañez, represented by: Josefina Galapin Bañez & Geronimo Jomaoas Bañez, Petitioners, versus

Spec. Pro. Case No. 2011-025

The Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, Respondent. ORDER The instant Petition, filed under Rule 108 of the Rules of Court by Josefina Galapin Bañez and Geronimo Jomaoas Bañez (hereafter petitioners), seeks the cancellation of the record of birth of minor Krizia Angel Lou Galapin Bañez with the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City. Petitioners averred that the instant petition is not intended to avoid any criminal, civil or financial liability. Neither will the same affect the civil status nor the citizenship of minor Krizia Angel Lou Galapin Bañez. Finding the instant Amended Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing of this case be set on September 16, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court. Let copy of this Order be published, at the expense of petitioner, once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Cagayan de Oro City and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Respondents Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City and any person having or claiming any interest on the cancellation of record of birth of petitioner with the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this Order or form the last date of publication thereof, file their opposition / comment thereto and appear at the scheduled hearing. Furnish copies of this Order, together with the Petition and its annexes, to the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, the Office of the Solicitor General, the National Statistics Office, Manila. SO ORDERED. 08 June 2011, Cagayan de Oro City. (SGD) DENNIS Z. ALCANTAR Presiding Judge BWM July 18, 25 & August 1, 2011



The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is nearly complete in paying claimants of the closed Banco Filipino Saving & Mortgage Bank.

PDIC now on last batch of Banco Filipino payout

THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) has begun the payout of the final batch of claims by depositors of shuttered Banco Filipino Savings & Mortgage Bank. In a statement, PDIC said it has “started the third batch of claims settlement operations (CSO)” covering the 18 remaining branches out of the bank’s 62 nationwide. The third batch of CSO will be conducted in bank premises and designated CSO sites in: -Kamias (July 15 to July 27), -Puerto Princesa (July 15 to August 5), -Davao-San Pedro (July 18 to August 5), -Iligan (July 20 to August 10), -Zamboanga (July 20 to August 11), -Imus (July 21 to August 2), -Naga (July 21 to August 9), -Dagupan (July 22 to August 10), -Iloilo (July 22 to August 9), -General Santos (July 25 to August 11), -Paranaque (July 25 to August 10), -San Pablo (July 25 to August 12), -Tacloban (July 25 to August 11), -Mandaue (July 27 to August 19), -Guadalupe (August 4 to August 17),

-Laoag (August 4 to August 18), -Novaliches (August 5 to August 19), and -Urdaneta (August 5 to August 18). The state deposit insurer reminded depositors to bring their accomplished claim status sheets and two valid IDs when getting their payments. Depositors who are minors are also required to submit the original and clear photocopies of their birth certificates issued by the National Statistics Office or duly certified copies of birth certificates if issued by the local civil registrar. “All valid claims with complete documentation will be paid on-site. Depositors who lack supporting document will be requested to submit the necessary documents before they could receive their payments,” it added. Banco Filipino was closed and put under receivership by monetary officials last March 17 after its branches could no longer service withdrawals.

2011-359 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte



NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE File No. 2011-309 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by NAAWAN COMMUNITY RURAL BANK (MIS. OR.) INC., as mortgagee, against HERNANADO M. MENDOZA, JR., married to MARSHA P. MENDOZA, of 567 Corona Drive, Tibasak, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, as mortgagor, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 22, 2011 amounts to THREE HUNDRED NINETY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY (Php 392, 290.00) PESOS including interests, plus daily interest and expenses thereafter, plus 20% of the total amount of indebtedness as Attorney’s fees, the undersigned will sell at public auction on August 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Room 110, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property described below with all the improvements found thereon, described, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-51400 “A PARCEL OF LAND and all improvements existing thereon, (designated as Lot 2988-A-8-D-8, Psd-10-009091 being a apportion of Lot 2988-A-8-D, Psd-10-002872) situated in the Barrio of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, containing an area of One Hundred Twenty (120) square meters, more or All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated date, time and place. In the event auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title hereinabove described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, July 6, 2011.

Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by 1st VALLEY BANK as MORTGAGEE, against LUCIA A. OLAYBAR as MORTGAGOR, of Tinago, Baroy, Lanao del Norte as of July 8, 2011 amounting to EIGHTY THOUSAND PESOS (P 80,000.00) only excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 19,170 LOT No. 3279-B, Csd-12004224 “A parcel of coco/cornland situated at Bel-is (Kidalos) Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, containing an area of SIXTY THOUSAND (60,000) square meters more or less including all the improvements found thereon such as: mangoes, 3 rest house of light materials, corn 150 bags, palay 200 bags, 40,000 nuts per annum, few bananas, gemelina and etc. more particularly described and bounded as follows; Bounded on the North, along line 1-2 by Lot No. 3027, Pls-13, on the East, along line 2-3 by Lot No. 3279-C, Csd-12-004224, on the South, along line 3-4-5-6-7 by Malubog Creek and on the west along line 7-1 by Lot No. 3279-A, Csd-12-004224. Registered in the name of LUCIA A. OLAYBAR, “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. “In the event the public auction shall not take place on the said date it shall be held on August 31, 2011 at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, without further notice. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2011. (SGD) CONRADO V. HINGCO, JR. Sheriff IV

(SGD) ENRIQUE M. TALAG, JR. Sheriff IV BWM July 18, 25 & August 1, 2011

BWM July 18, 25 & August 1, 2011




ONB donates 2-classroom building ONE Network Bank (ONB), the widest rural banking network in the Philippines, recently celebrated the turnover, blessing and inauguration ceremony of the new 2-classroom buildings in three Region XII public schools last July 11. The construction was made possible through ONB’s partnership with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Adopt-ASchool Program. This program allows business groups, NGOs and civil society groups to adopt any public school of their choice anywhere in the country. Donors provide each adopted school with the necessary support and resource mobilization in many areas, including infrastructure, facilities support, teaching and skill development, monitoring and evaluation, learning support, providing computer and science laboratory equipment, as well as food and nutrition. The first building was turned over to Ms. Imelda Bajada, Teacher In-charge of Asuncion Elementary School in Makilala, North Cotabato with 111 students and 3 classrooms prior to ONB’s donation. The next turnover was in Magon Elementary School of Tantangan, South Cotabato with 103 students and only 2 classrooms before the ONB donation, where Teacher In-charge, Mr. Manuel Garlit, accepted the donation. Finally, Principal Soledad Yusay accepted the turnover in Dalangdang Elementary School of Malungon, Sarangani Province with 275 students and only 5 classrooms

before the donation. Each of the 2-classroom building is complete with the essential classroom facilities and equipments such as comfort room, armchairs, black boards, teacher tables and chairs. The turnover ceremony was participated in by the ONB Executive Committee, President Alex V. Buenaventura, Antonio P. Avelino, Vice-Chairman and Board of Director Antonio R. Cabreira, Jr. and ONB officers. DepEd Region XII Officials,

LGU representatives and other guests also came and graced the all-day event. The construction of these new school buildings, each worth around Php 750,000 each, is ONB’s continuing undertaking to help alleviate the country’s classroom shortage especially in far flung localities in the poorer regions of Mindanao, a reinforcement of its Corporate Social Responsibility by providing educational support and development to the communities it serves. (ADVERTORIAL)

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Globe signs agreement with Ethernet exchange company GLOBE Telecom Inc. has signed a strategic partnership deal with the Carrier Ethernet Neutral Exchange (CENX), operator of the world’s first and most connected carrier Ethernet exchange. In a statement released on Friday, Globe said it has recently completed ethernet service member testing with CENX for its E-Line, E-LAN and EVPL services, and is now ready to offer these with a wider international Ethernet footprint. “By becoming a member of CENX, we will be able to

enhance the reach of our carrier Ethernet services for the benefit of our customers, especially the business process outsourcing firms and multinational companies,” said Jesus C. Romero, Globe Business head. Apart from having the most number of active carrier Ethernet exchanges, CENX will provide

Globe with access to more than 15 million Ethernet service locations worldwide. “We believe that this partnership with CENX will offer additional value to our customers in terms of simplifying Ethernet connectivity. CENX will help make Globe’s expanded carrier Ethernet services efficient and cost-effective by allowing seamless one-to-many carrier Ethernet interconnections,” said Romero. CENX’s services include:


PAL Q1 int’l passengers reach at 1.06M (L- R) Globe Business Core Data Products Head Jimmy Alcala, CENX President Nan Chen and Globe Business Head Jesus Romero at the International Telecoms Week held recently in Washington DC.

LOT FOR SALE BEACH HOUSE Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City By appointment only Tel. #: (088) 855 3898 July 25, 2011

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) last week reported that it carried the most number of international passengers compared with other domestic airlines in the first quarter of 2011 due to increased demand across all international routes. A total of 1.06 million passengers were recorded by PAL from January to March this year. The figures were

up 7 percent from 942,144 passengers covering the same period last year. First-quarter figures from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) show that PAL’s inbound passengers stood at 477,039 while outbound travelers reached 529,212. PAL’s most traveled destinations in the region are Sing ap ore, B ang kok , Hong Kong and S out h Kore a.


300 sq. mtrs. (Clean Title) Located at Lourdes Ville NHA Lower Balulang, CDO 100 mtrs left side of Lourdes Grotto , Macale Cmpd. along the Road beside the water pump station, Contact:09279518081 09497095292

The United States also contributed a large chunk of the airline’s revenues while other sectors added to the carrier’s positive passenger numbers. In terms of revenue passenger per kilometers (RPK) or the number of passengers multiplied by distance traveled—an industry benchmark—PAL registered a total of 5 billion RPKs in the first PAL/PAGE 21

HOUSE FOR RENT TILED FLOORS, ROOMS & CR w/ 3 rooms, w/ parking space high fence and gate. All windows w/ concrete grills entire lot 1.5 ft. elevated frm road. Lot Area: 150 sq.m., floor: 75 sq.m. Location: B1 L3, Scions Subd., Kauswagan, CDO Contact: 09279518081 (ALEX) BWM July 4

BWM July 4

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council

HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD Northern Mindanao Region 3rd Flr, Dupoint Bldg., Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Telephone Nos. (08822) 721466 * (088) 856-5088 *

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that VCDU Realty Corporation, represented by its President and General Manager, Mr. Victor S. Uy, has filed with the Housing and Land Use and Regulatory Board (HLURB) a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots at Cinderella Crown Villa-Annex Subdivision located at Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City specifically described as Lot No. 384-B-4-B-1-D-1, Psd-13-001118, that the registration statement and all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application, and that the copies there of shall be furnished to such person upon payment of proper fee. Any person with valid objection to the registration of the project may file his objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-Northern Mindanao Region, 3rd Floor DuPoint Bldg., Akut-Velez Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, telephone nos. (08822) 721466 * (088) 856-5088 not later than five (5) days from the last date of publication. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, 27th day of June 2011 (SGD) PILAR J. JAMANDRE Regional Director



Ipinauunawa na ang VCDU Realty Corporation, sa pangangasiwa ni Ginoong Victor S. Uy ay nag harap sa Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) ng isang panunumpang nakatala para sa bilihan ng mga lote sa Cinderella Crown Villa –Annex Subdivision na matatagpuan sa Barangay Bayanihan , Butuan City at sinasakupan ng Lot No. 384-B-4-B1-D-1, Psd-13-001118, na ang nakatalang pahayag at ang lahat ng kasulatang nakakabit doon ay nakahanda sa pagsusuri ng sinumang taon na nagtataglay ng legal na interes doon pagkaraan ng wastong aplikasyon, at ang mga kasulatan ay ibibigay sa nabanggit na tao pagkatapos ng kaukulang bayad. Sino mang tao na may kapanipaniwalang pagtutol sa pagkatala ng proyekto ay maaaring magbigay ng nilagdaang pagtutol sa Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-Northern Mindanao Region, 3rd Floor DuPoint Bldg., Akut-Velez Sts., lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro , telephono numero (08822) 721466 * (088) 856-5088 na hindi hihigit sa loob ng limang (5) araw mula sa pinaka huling pagkalathala. Lungsod ng Cagayan de Oro, Republika ng Pilipinas, ika dalawampu’t-pito (27) ng Junyo 2011. (SGD) PILAR J. JAMANDRE Regional Director BWM July 11 & 25, 2011

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That All Filipino children finish elementary and high school TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental – During a program dedicated to him for his 90th birthday, philanthropist and industrialist Washington B. SyCip made a birthday wish for the country’s children. “I am honored that this program is dedicated to me,” M. SyCip said during dedication rites held Ju ly 21st at the Ta g o l o a n Elementary School. “My only wish is that all you children could finish education and all Filipino children can finish school.” Mr. SyCip is a ChineseFilipino accountant, founder of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and SyCip Gorres Velayo and Company (SGV). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Synergeia Foundation, which aims to deliver quality basic education through ‘collaborative responsibility’ by transforming local school boards into agents of effective community participation to involve not just the schools but also the parents,

public schools and started them at the Burgos Elementary School in 1927 where most of his classmates were native Filipinos. Both his parents were highly educated and promoted academic excellence. Mr. SyCip and his brothers were com-

pelled by his father to walk to school or ride the trolley bus instead of the family car. “I believe that quality education is a right, not a privilege,” Mr. SyCip said. “The education of every Filipino child is the responsibility of all, not just the school, but the parents, and the community in general.” SPI’s Reading and English Proficiency Program has

parents-teachers association. “Prior to the program, eight out of 10 Grade 1 pupils had difficulties in reading; .05 were slow readers, 0.33 were non-readers, only about .10 had reading skills appropriate to their grade and only two considered advanced readers,” Ms. Alegrio said. By the end of the first year, nonreaders dropped f rom 30.0% to 5.33% with four students out of 10 already reading at their appropriate level. By the end of year 2, the number of nonreaders was down to 4.17% f rom 11.60% with the number of independent readers rising from 3.0 percent to almost 19.0 percent. By year end 2010, non-readers were down to 1.9% from 4.6% and advanced readers increased from 9.59 percent to 39.51 percent. Most significant perhaps, grade three students had increased their Mean Percentage Score (MPS) in the 2010 National Achievement Test (NAT) for English after three years under the program by almost 13% points in Reading and almost 14% points in Grammar. Their average scores in the NAT were up to 82.47%

in grammar and 72.11% in Reading, well clear of the 65% national average. “These positive improvements inspired us to continue giving more to society and SPI re-affirms its commitment to our host communities in Tagoloan by increasing our social investments in the areas of education, environment and health to P2.69 million to support various education programs in this town in the next



community leaders and local government officials. Mr. SyCip said his role was merely to bring Synergeia to SPI and the real honoree should have been Dr. Milwida “Nene” M. Guevara, Synergeia president and CEO. Dr. Bodo Goerlich, president and CEO of STEAG State ‘Power Inc. (SPI), said they chose to dedicate the launching program of the Tagoloan Reading and English Proficiency Program to Mr. SyCip because of his lifelong advocacy for excellent education. “SPI’s humble contribution to our collective efforts in helping bring about the positive changes has been inspired by the passion and vision of a man who led us to do our share,” Dr. Goerlich said. “Dr. Washington SyCip, champion of excellent education, our mentor and friend --- to whom we dedicate this Reading Program.” Although coming from a well-to-do family, Mr. SyCip’s father Albino insisted his children be educated in

made impressive inroads to improving the performance of students in 11 public elementary schools in its host town of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental where it started in 2007 leading to its eventual expansion for a second phase to include Tagoloan. “The program aims to strengthen one of the important foundations in the learning process which is Reading and English Proficiency,” said Ma. Teresa R. Alegrio, community relations manager for SPI directly charged with the program. “Studies show students’ low academic performance is mainly attributed to difficulties in reading and comprehension.” The program would benefit over 3,000 grades 1-3 school children in 10 public elementary schools of Tagoloan. Program components includes training of teachers in teaching reading, provision of workbooks and teaching manuals, capability-building for the local school board and the


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PLDT to start Asia submarine cable landing facility project TELECOM giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has sought the green light from the National Telecommunications Com-

mission (NTC) to build the planned multimillion-dollar cable landing facility in Daet, Camarines Norte. The facility forms part of

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte NOTICE OF EXTRA – JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.: 158-07-2011 Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by 1st VALLEY BANK as MORTGAGEE, against DAISY V. RANARA as MORTGAGOR, of P- Masidlakon, Mahayahay, Iligan City as of July 8, 2011 amounting to ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P 100,000.00) only excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

the $304-million next-generation high-bandwidth optical fiber underwater cable system known as Asia Submarinecable Express (ASE). The phone giant was chosen as the landing party for the ASE submarine cable system in the Philippines. PLDT’s committed investment is expected to reach $55 million, including the cost for the construction of the cable landing station, or the equivalent of 18-percent investment share, documents filed with the NTC stated. The said investment will be financed through internally generated funds, added the telecom giant. PLDT/PAGE 21

CEBU Pacific (CEB) made it to the list of top 5 international low-cost carriers which included USA’s Southwest Airlines and Europe’s Ryanair, ranking 5th in net profit and 8th in operating profit. This was according to this month’s issue of Air Transport World (ATW) magazine which has been covering global airline and commercial air transport manufacturing for 48 years. The monthly publication based its financial rankings on data for the airlines’ most recent fiscal year. “This shows CEB’s financial management and


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“A parcel of land (lot No. 68, Pls-13 situated in Lala Proer, Lala, Lanao del Norte containing an area of SIX HUNDRED THIRTY THREE (633) square meters more or less including all improvements found thereon more particularly described and bounded as follows; Bounded on the S., along line 1-2 by Lot 70, Pls-13, on the W., and N., along line 2-3-4 by road; and on the E., along line 4-1 by Lot 69, Pls-13. Registered in the name of DAISY V. RANARA, “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2011.


sustainability as a business,” commented VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog. “Since 1996, CEB has been offering the lowest fares in all its destinations, and it will continue to do so for the benefit of the traveling public.” Hence, the airline is giving back to its passengers via an all-domestic P99 seat sale starting yesterday (July 22, 2011), until seats last, for travel from October 1 to November 30, 2011. Passengers can buy P99 seats to Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Butuan, Calbayog, Cagayan de Oro, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Laoag, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San

Jose (Mindoro), Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tawi-Tawi, Tuguegarao, Virac and Zamboanga. Passengers with check-in luggage may avail of prepaid baggage allowance, for travel savings as much as 63% on domestic flights. The seat sale fare is exclusive of government tax and fuel surcharge. “CEB will get to offer its low fares to even more passengers as we take delivery of more Airbus A320 aircraft orders this year,” she added. CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 15 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. By the end of 2011, CEB will be operating a fleet of 37 aircraft – with an average age of less than 3.5 years – one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world.

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Notice is hereby given that Italpinas Euro-Asian Design & Development Corp. has filled with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board a sworn registration statement for the sale of altered commercial spaces from 9 units to 11 units, office spaces of 8 units and residential units from 116 to 142 units within PRIMAVERA RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUM TOWER A located at Oro Upper Carmen, Cagayan De Oro City specifically identified/described in Lot 3. Blk. 1, Pcs-10-002317; that the statement and all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application; and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of the proper fee. Any person with valid objection to the registration of the project may file his objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Northern Mindanao Region, 3/F Dupoint Bldg., Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan De Oro City, telephone nos. 72-1466 & 856-5088 not later than five (5) days from the last date of publication per Board Resolution No. 812, series of 2007. Cagayan De Oro City, 22 July 2011.

Ipinauunawa na ang Italpinas Euro-Asian Design & Development Corp. ay nagharap sa Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board ng isang panunumpang nakatala para sa bilihan ng mga pangkomersyal na 9 units to 11 units, pang-opisina na 8 units at pangresidensyal 116 units to 142 units sa proyekto na may alterasyon ng PRIMAVERA RESIDENCES CONDOMINIUM TOWER A City at sinakop sa lote bilang Lot 3, Blk. 1, Pcs-10-002317; ang nakatalang pahayag at ang lahat ng kasulatang nakakabit doon ay nakahanda sa pagsusuri ng sinumang tao na nagtataglay ng legal na interes doon pagkaraang ng wastong aplikasyon; at ang mga kasulatan ay ibibigay sa nabanggit na tao pagkatapos ng kaukulang bayad. Sinumang tao na may kapani-paniwalang pagtutol sa pagtala ng proyekto ay maaring mgbigay ng nilagdaang pagtutol sa Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Northern Mindanao Region, 3/F Dupoint Bldg., Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan De Oro City, telephone nos. 72-14-66 & 856-5088 na hindi hihigit ng limang (5) araw mula sa pinakahuling pagkalathala. Lungsod ng Cagayan De Oro, Pilipinas, ika 22 ng Hulyo 2011. (SGD) PILAR J. JAMANDRE Regional Director

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Your mind is a terrible thing to waste THINK a minute…Have you heard this expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs?” It was started in Europe in the 1500’s when many European houses had thatched roofs made from straw. At night time the animals would climb up on the roof to stay warm, including cats, dogs, and other small animals. But when it rained hard, the straw became slippery and sometimes the animals slipped and fell off the roof. So they started the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” It’s interesting how many of us go through life saying and doing things that often we don’t even know why we do them. Like superstitions

which don’t make any sense, yet many of us still believe them. But as we grow and learn more about life, we slowly begin to understand and change some of our incorrect beliefs and thinking. We realize that some things we used to think and believe actually are not true, such as superstitions and racial prejudice. It’s so important that we always keep learning, because our mind is a terrible thing to waste! Someone said: “You should always keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out!” In other words, we need to use our mind and conscience God gave us to sort

through what’s true and what isn’t. We’re responsible to think and find out the truth for ourselves. That way we won’t let others rent space in our heads! As a professor of mine used to say: “If you don’t know for yourself, you’ll get hustled and fooled all your life.” This is why Jesus Christ came: to explain and show us the true way we were made to enjoy the life He gave us. He didn’t create us to stumble through life in the dark, not knowing the right way to live a successful life. So why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your past wrongs? Then ask Him to start showing

you His way to true success and satisfaction. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Just think a minute…

We have to give way to progress, but at what extend? JULY 1, 2011, saw those back hue and hydraulic excavators tearing down the pavement of the Fr. Masterson Avenue approach from the Macanhan intersection or the Gregorio Velez Street in downtown Carmen District. I thought there was only Apolinario Velez Street in the entire Cagayan de Oro City but another street of the same surname also exist which has become a daily battle of traffic grind for hundreds of motorized vehicles wasting an estimated P1,450 of fuel every five seconds that would soon be a beneficiary of an infra project called Flyover. Fr. Masterson Avenue was closed to traffic up to the intersection of the Diosdado Macapagal Avenue with circuitous detours to Sayas Street, some Cab Drivers prepare to call “Basurahan Street” as it connotes to the dumping area of the City’s garbage and plastic derelicts. Ma s t e r s on Ave nu e

meanwhile became a playground of young school children celebrating their weekend lull of classes and “Basurahan Street” and ever ything that it has from pot holes, mud and stinking garbage was thrust as a show window to Cagayan de Oro’s visitors, tourist and various returning residents from abroad. Another detour from the Lumbia Airport direct motorist to take the unlighted Taguanao Road to Macasandig then to the eastside of the city proper passing the choking routes along Barangay Nazareth where motorist have to compete every inch of road space from Motorelas and side walk vendors. What has become to our City? A billboard could have been put up detailing the Flyover project. How long will it take? How much cost of the people’s taxes? Who are the contractor involved and maybe an apology to the motoring public who

were directed to Sayas or “Basurahan Street” with all the inconvenience? Left without any choice, visiting guests and tourist has to endure the pot holes, mud and stink in the name of progress. The contractor could have put up that signage; it will not cost much of a dent to their profit. It’s a multi million project in addition to their previous contracts with the City Government? After all we pride our place as a City of Golden Friendship. An investor’s haven and a gateway to Northern Mindanao. We cannot afford any act of omission for this type of infrastructure project that has disrupted many businesses. The aggrieved has to mend their ways with business losses and probably have to lay off some employees. Worse these establishments could be cash strapped in the next ninety days that could delay payment of their quarterly

property taxes to the City Treasury and be saddled with penalties unless a reprieve is granted? Maybe, the contracting parties behind the Flyover haven’t heard of torts and damage which to the law practioners, a quasi delict? Any person who contrary to law, willfully or negligently causes damage to another shall indemnify the latter for the same. Shall we hear lawyers of the Narvasa Fortun Law Office arguing this case for the aggrieved in the court of Cagayan de Oro City? Progress has a price and it has also a cost.

Atty. Glory Ann SimeonPenaco, Fernando Misa, and Marcelino Mañego also talked about successfully quitting and exhorted the audience to not even pick the habit up at all. They had found their own reasons to quit (doctor’s orders, family) and encouraged others to find one and to stick to it. Even my fellow (and recently reappointed) Monetary Board Member Freddie Antonio shared extemporaneously how quitting has helped him get the full benefits of exercise and sports without feeling overly tired. For extra motivation, Doc Suarez has put up an exhibit on smoking, its dangerous effects and the benefits upon quitting. Specimens of cancerous lungs graphically show the damage

done by smoking. As Mar Mañego puts it, “Ang sigarilyo ay walang katapusan sa pagkaupos pero ang taong palaging naninigarilyo, ay siguradong mauupos… tapos.” Never before have I been more thankful to be a quitter.

Glad to be a quitter WHO remembers the Marlboro Man? Many actors have posed and acted in the Marlboro advertisements, some of them real cowboys. At least two have been confirmed by to have succumbed to lung cancer. They are Wayne MacLaren and David McLean. In fact, according to his IMDB (Internet Movie Database) profile, upon learning he had lung cancer, David McLean asked the stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, to limit their advertising. His campaign was so successful that the present generation no longer sees the cowboy ads anymore. I myself used to smoke almost one and a half packs a day. I picked up the habit in

college. When my wife Mira and I were in the US in the early 80s visiting friends, we stayed with the Bague family where the husband and wife, both doctors, had a no smoking policy. Fer Bague used to smoke, but his wife, Boot, a pathologist, exposed to him the dangers of what could happen to him should he continue. Our first day there, I smoked outside the house, which I found cumbersome. It was November in Milton, Massachusetts. Still pretty cold for the average Pinoy to be staying outside. And because I felt uneasy smoking around the house (albeit outside), I decided to quit right then and there. In the 90s, I had a brief relapse. I was running for an

election and the campaign pressure somehow affected me. Fortunately, right after my proclamation, I was able to kick the habit for the second time – and for good. I can say that in terms of my health, I began to feel much better. I agree with quitters that the desire to smoke is no longer there. Successful exsmokers can attest that once the habit is kicked even the smell of smoke is repugnant. One can sense a heavy smoker five feet away. Whenever people start to smoke around me, I politely tell them I have asthma. (I always asth ma wife.) At the Bangko Sentral, “Doc” Greg Suarez, with the full support of his boss Dr. Susan Sison, has made it a second

career to stop fellow BSPers from smoking. No Smoking has become a recurring theme in the BSP’s Kapihan sa Medical. Lung cancer, notes Suarez, has been the top killer disease among BSPers, claiming two employees every year. During the recent Kapihan sa Medical Anniversary, my fellow BSPers, Claire Mogol, and reigning Mutya ng BSP, Francesca Dilo, shared how their fathers’ smoking, and eventual lung cancer affected their families. Their fathers’ deaths now compel them to discourage others to even try to smoke so as to prevent others the same agony of seeing their loved ones suffer and eventually die. At least Chesca and her brother have successfully convinced their Mom to quit.



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New life and dreams of principal By NELDA B. BACULIO Luinab Elementary School

A principal has that unique advantage to use her gift to help others become aware of their own talents. Like a good soldier, the principal is assigned from one school to the other. Unlike the soldier however, she transferred in a new school with a new set of teachers that have made an intensive investigative efforts whether it is good or bad comments before the movement. Despite these impressions and comments, the principal should keep her ideas and control to her people. Nothing could limit her dreams and visions to become more productive and creative and to show her people the unique management and leadership she had. A principal must use one’s inner power, potential and good attitude. Everyday is filled with challenge- deadline to beat, rush reports to be submitted, programs and projects

to be set in place. “Principalship” is most often a “Thankless Job” and of course only the Almighty is perfect. We cannot please everybody. The principal is in that enviable position where she can move outside herself, accompanied what she can with what she has been given. With the support and help of teachers and the good people of Luinab. I will be successful of all my dreams that someday the school will become producers of high achievers individuals.


An EffectiveTool to Raise Pupil’s Performance By JOEL L. JAYME

PRESCHOOL education is designed to provide five – year old children with stimulating experiences that would develop their social, motor, and readiness skills to better prepare them for their entry to Grade I. Preschool age consists of the most formative years in a person’s life. It is a time when children are very receptive to learning and when they should develop good personal and social habits that can last a lifetime. Some educators consider it the most crucial stage in education. Our countr y’s educational system needs to raise the achievement level of our pupils. The Joint Innovative Project of Raising the Achievement Level (JIPRAL) in primary education is aimed at testing the effect of preschool education and to identify possible alternatives. One of the assumptions is, if preparation of pupils from preschool education is effective, the academic performance level of children can be raised. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of preschool education and development programs. A study revealed that part of the reason why private school pupils perform better than their public counterparts is that they have greater access to preschool enrichment. A readiness test was administered to 583 Grade I pupils who under went preschool training and to a group of pupils who were not exposed to preschool program. Findings showed that the

mean percentage readiness scores of the children who went through the preschool training were higher than those of the other children. Therefore, children who underwent preschool education were more ready for Grade I work than those who were not enrolled in the preschool education. The staff of the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) of the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted monitoring visits every after the preschool training program to look into the performance of the pupils in Grade I classes. Most of the teachers observed that the children exposed to the preschool training program were more active and had less difficulty in handling some assigned work. This was supported by a study that the Grade I teachers perceived preschool education as effective training in attaining the cognitive, physical, socialemotional development of children. Preschool experience could produce long range effects. Preschool education is very effective tool to achieve pupil’s performance and it is recommended before a child enrolled in Grade I.


A Healthier You! JULY is Nutrition Month. Though it is worthwhile to note that celebrations of events, with highlights of activities is considered good practice as it reminds us of its importance, I would say though, that, nutrition, being the most important activity for us human beings, should be celebrated everyday. A healthy individual means a healthy community and a healthy nation. When one speaks of health, what comes to mind is: physical fitness and absence of any disease. I was indeed lucky to have been educated in a medical school where my professors ( bless their hearts ) instilled in us, the very existence of health in an individual which is the totality of ’s being: not just physical fitness or absence of disease,

but, it speaks of the spiritual, moral, social and emotional being. This is what we call as the HOLISTIC approach. Which, sad to say, isn’t being practiced by most. Meantime, let me share one aspect of health: nutrition. What a man eats, is what he is, so they say. If one wants to live a hundred, up and about, minus all the chronic illnesses brought about by inaction and improper diet, one must need the discipline on what to place in one’s mouth. Why discipline? Simply because, with all the media mileage being put into action on fast food chains, and the like, as well as the fast pace of life these days, where everyone seems to be in so much of a hurry, finding no time to prepare delicious and healthy meals, and one’s desire to have everything easy

and within reach, with technological advances making even walking a thing of the past. Thus, one’s acquisition of all that debilitating diseases: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, and even cancer. On top of discipline, is temperance. Simply put, balance in everything. Nutritional illnesses is wide in its scope: over eating, obesity, malnutrition and even under nutrition. According to the World Health Organization ( WHO ), malnutrition is the single greatest threat to the world’s public health. It is economically debilitating and burdensome to the governments at large. Thus, the need for each member of society to place great value on a healthy diet. Experts has a lot to say on what constitutes

a healthy diet. But, after all that’s been said, it will still boil down to the original diet that man is enjoined to take by the MAKER: legumes, nuts, fruits , vegetables. A healthy portion of it taken each day, plus exercise ( the WHO recommendation is at least 30 minutes at least 5x a week ), lots of water ( at least 6-8 glasses/ day ) will truly ensure a healthier YOU.

The purpose of pain NOT to know suffering means not to know how to be human. For a week, I was behaving like an angry, miserable tiger with a thorn on its paw. Those of you who have experienced mouth thrush (singaw or lu-as) can attest to the excruciating pain these tiny white dots can inflict. I had two big ones and every time I ate, it felt like sharp nails were piercing my lips. Emotional pain you can delay, but physical pain will drive you crazy. My physical agony, compounded with setbacks in business and the daily difficulty of living, tempted me to mumble and grumble, to fuss and cuss. Then I remembered that I’ve been writing about treasures in trials and embracing pain. Did I really write about those things? What was I thinking?! I thought this is a good time to practice what I preach. I deposited my pain at the

foot of the cross, below the bloodied feet pierced with nails, and I was quickly put to shame. Against the backdrop of Calvary, how slight and insignificant were my momentary troubles. I should be thanking instead of grumbling. What a self-centered, frivolous fool I was. Others are chained to their beds with incurable illness, many are in the pit of hunger and on the brink of despair, and here I am complaining about nothing. I am a pitiful worm fit only for the early birds to catch. What a difference the truth makes. When the veil is lifted from our face, we will see with eyes of truth that everything that is happening is part of the grand design of the universe. All is good. God is in control. Go ahead, embrace your pain. Accept the headache, singaw, arthritis, almoranas. Embrace your spouse, children

or boss if they are the source of your suffering. Do not be bitter against them. They are just doing their assigned job, which is to inflict torture until you mature. Rejoice that you are suffering. There is a purpose in your difficulty. It means that God has His eye on you. He is preparing you for your breakthrough. This will be used to bring glory to Him and victory for you. In His mysterious plan, God has chosen to hide the priceless jewel in the belly of our agony. He wants to teach us that hard work and sacrifice will win the prize. The reason people miss their amazing blessing is because they are running away from suffering. Every cloud has a silver lining. You might be wondering, what is the victory in my singaw misery? I’d be glad to explain. Due to the pain, I couldn’t eat well for several

days. When the singaw finally went away, I happily discovered that the stubborn weight I was trying to lose has also left me. I’m now 2 pounds lighter.. and sexier! Do you dream of achieving great success? Then prepare yourself for great suffering!

search is for the brave and not for the faint-hearted? I guess so but if you can hear one of Dr. Imelda Pagtulon-an’s lecture on research, you will not fail to hear such words as “research is beautiful.” I took my Elementary Statistics subject under her and that was the first of the six Statistics subjects I had taken while earning my five degrees. I was truly blessed to be under her for her passion for her students and her profession made me embraced Mathematics, though I confess that that subject is really my weakness. My experience in her class made me conclude that professors who are experts in the field can make complicated things simple. In a way, those who truly understand what life is all about can simply life. They know what they can live with and what they can live without. At this point, may I take the opportunity to inform the readers of the upcoming 8th PAIR Asian Conference on Academic Journals and Higher Education Research and the Asian Research Journalism Workshop on August 17-20, 2011 in Pryce Plaza Hotel, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. 7722 otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994”

this Conference is endorsed by the Commission of Higher Education Region 10. The theme of the Asian Conference is “Practical and Breakthrough Solutions for a Sustainable Asian Region.” The event focuses on the following streams: • Quality Assurance of Journal Publications- Experiences on restricted/subscription and open access journals; Journal ranking system; Journal impact factor; inclusion in Scopus, Elsevier, and Thomson Reuters Master List; Directory of Open Access Journals; Philippine Electronic Journals, Philippine Journal Online, Electronic- International Scientific Research Journal Consortium Web analytics of global utilization; stories of journal quality transformations. • Health- Basic and clinical, social, ethno medical, modeling, and health education. • Biodiversity and Conservation- Species diversity, ecological diversity, genetic diversity, biodiversity modeling and biodiversity education. • Business and GovernanceBusiness administration, corporate management, public governance and business education. • Institutional Research, Education, Social Science, and other Disciplines- Social science

and humanities, philosophy, religion, mathematics, science engineering and technology. • Video Research- Research documentary of field work, experiences on research projects, best practices in research management (maximum of 20mins). The objectives of the conference are: (1) to learn from the experiences and best practices of Asian researchers on academic journals and research; (2) to advocate for practical and breakthrough solutions to the issues and problems in Asia; (3) to disseminate latest research findings in biodiversity and conservation, business and governance, health, and higher education; (4) to forge partnerships and linkages with Asian researchers; to strengthen capability of student journalists for research advocacy; and (5) to translate scientific information into popular media for wider dissemination and utilization.


BEING in the academe I should say has developed me not only intellectually, psychologically, socially, and spiritually but most importantly in character. Given the right environment like Capitol University where I serve as an educator and administrator for the last 13 years, this is always a possibility. Every University professor is required to do research or else he has nothing to profess. Doing research not only help solves problems, contributes to the body of knowledge, enhances instruction both in pedagogy and content, but also makes one cultivates humility. Indeed, research is a humbling experience for a researcher knows that there are a lot of limitations in every study which could be inherent in the research methodology or in the field of inquiry. That’s why in every research conducted, there is always a recommendation for future studies. This makes research a never-ending quest for the truth. A number of graduate students are scared of research. The threat seems so real that they eventually dropped out and all because of research. Shall we say then that re-


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NUTRITION MONTH 2011 Isulong ang BREASTFEEDING Tama, Sapat at EKsklusibo! Figure 1. Distribu on of 0-5 month old Infants by Current Feeding Prac ce

do not get sick easily.

8. What are the advantages of exclusive breasƞeeding for the baby? Source: 7th NNS, FNRI-DOST, 2008

TALKING POINTS Nutri on Month is an annual event held every July in accordance with Presiden al Decree No. 491 known as the Nutri on Act of the Philippines which created the Na onal Nutri on Council (NNC). The NNC coordinates the na onwide celebra on. Each year the NNC comes up with a theme to call the na on’s a en on and ac on on a par cular issue.

2. What is the theme for the 2011 NutriƟon Month? The theme for the 2011 Nutri on Month is “Isulong ang BREASTFEEDING – Tama, Sapat, at EKsklusibo”. The theme focuses on key messages to ensure successful breas eeding prac ces. The theme supports the Department of Health’s campaign on Communica on for Behavioral Impact on breas eeding which is “Breas eeding TSEK (Tama. Sapat. EKsklusibo).” The objec ve of this year’s Nutri on Month celebra on is to encourage all sectors of society to help promote, protect and support correct breas eeding prac ces.

3. What does BREASTFEEDING TSEK means? TSEK or Tama, Sapat at EKsklusibo means: o “Tama” by immediate skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby a er birth, and ini a on of breas eeding within the first hour of life. o “Sapat” by encouraging and assuring mothers that li le breastmilk is enough for the first week and that frequent breas eeding ensures con nuous breastmilk supply to respond to the increasing needs of the baby. o “EKsklusibo” by giving only breastmilk and no other liquid to the baby for the first six months. Breastmilk has all the water and nutrients that the baby needs for the first six months a er which the baby should be given appropriate complementary foods while con nuing breas eeding.

4. What is the importance of BREASTFEEDING TSEK? The protec on, promo on, and support of breas eeding rank among the most effec ve interven ons to improve child’s survival. According to the World Health Organiza on (WHO), it is es mated that high coverage of op mal breas eeding prac ces could avert 13% of the 10.6 million yearly deaths of children five years old and below. Evidence on the importance of exclusive breas eeding and early ini a on includes: • Babies who were not breas ed in the first 6 months of their lives are 25 mes more likely to die than those who experienced exclusive breas eeding from the me they were born. • The ming of ini a on of breas eeding is important as there is a higher risk of death among infants with longer delay in the ini a on of breas eeding. • Hospitalized low birth weight Infants who were fed with formula milk had 4 mes the incidence of serious illness compared to those infants who were breas ed. • There is a 2-4 fold increase in neonatal mortality rate (NMR) in not receiving colostrum. There is a 5-13% decrease in NMR with exclusive breas eeding. • Breas eeding not only saves babies from death, but also provides long-term benefits. Breas ed babies do be er in school cogni ve tests by as much as 4.9 points. There is a posi ve associa on of breas eeding with educa onal a ainment.

5. What is the current breasƞeeding situaƟon in the country? The 7th Na onal Nutri on Survey (DOST-FNRI) revealed that among infants 0-5 months old, only 36 out of every 100 were exclusively breas ed; only 37 of every 100 were breas ed at the same me given a complementary food and as many as 27 out of every 100 infants were given other milk and other foods.

Meanwhile the percentage of exclusive breas eeding (35.9%) was significantly higher in 2008 compared with 2003 in which 29.7% of 0-5 months old infants were exclusively breas ed. However, the dura on of exclusive breas eeding in 2008 is significantly lower than 2003 with 2.3 and 3 months, respec vely.

6. Why is early iniƟaƟon of breasƞeeding very important? Some babies die a er birth because they were not breas ed immediately. Breas eeding should be ini ated at once – about 30 minutes a er normal delivery and about 3 - 4 hours a er delivery by caesarian sec on. Providing breastmilk within the first hour a er delivery can save up to 22% of infants from death and about 16% when they are breas ed within the first day thus, decreasing the rate of infant mortality significantly. Infants who were given early breas eeding will have the opportunity to be more successful and sustain exclusive breas eeding. In addi on, babies who are breas ed immediately can help avoid the risk of hypothermia as the warmth of the mother’s breast helps regulate the baby’s body temperature and avoiding the risk of death due to cold. Also, babies that were placed on the mother’s chest will be calmer as it reduces stress and stabilizes the heartbeat and breathing. On the other hand, the baby’s touch and suckle can help s mulate the produc on of oxytocin by the mother which causes uterine contrac ons that help reduce bleeding; s mulates other hormones, which makes the mother calm and relaxed and s mulates the produc on of breastmilk. Early ini a on of breas eeding is part of the Essen al Newborn Care Protocol adopted by the Department of Health. The four key elements of the protocol are: • Immediate and thorough drying up of the newborn for 30 seconds to one minute warms the newborn and s mulates breathing. • Early skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother and delayed washing for at least 6 hours prevents hypothermia, infec on and hypoglycemia. • Properly med cord clamping and cu ng prevents the newborn from having anemia and protects against brain hemorrhage in premature newborns. • Con nuous non-separa on of newborn and mother for early breas eeding protects newborns from dying due to infec ons.

7. What are the advantages of exclusive breasƞeeding for the mother? a. Physiological benefits • Breas eeding promotes uterine involu on, decreases risk of postpartum hemorrhage and increases period of postpartum anovula on (having periods without ovula ng). • Mothers can also prac ce natural child spacing since breas eeding delays ovula on. This is called Lacta on Amenorrhea Method (LAM). A lacta ng woman has at least 98% protec on from pregnancy for six (6) months when she remains without her period (ammenorrheic) and fully or nearly fully breas eeds. • Breas eeding also decreases the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and hip and bone fractures. • Breas eeding also makes it easier for night feeds. b. Psychological Benefit • Breas eeding promotes a achment between the mother and child, increases self-esteem to mothers and allows daily rests for mothers. It is important for the op mal health and development of the baby. Breastmilk provides every single essen al nutrient in the development of the baby, and the bonding element (mother’s thoughts, emo ons and vibra ons) that helps mother and baby to bond for life. c. Financial Benefits • Breas eeding can save as much as P2000 a month when compared to using other milks. • Reduces me lost from work. Mothers do not have to absent themselves from work because breas ed babies are less likely to get sick. • Reduces cost for medicines for sick baby because breas ed infants

The human milk is naturally designed for human consump on. It is nutri onally superior to any alterna ves, bacteriologically safe and always fresh. Breas eeding promotes proper jaw, teeth, and speech development. Suckling at the breast is comfor ng to fussy, over red, ill, or hurt baby. It also promotes bonding. Some of the other benefits of breas eeding to babies are: a. Provides protec on against infec on. Breastmilk reduces the risk of acute infec ons such as diarrhea, pneumonia, ear infec on, influenza, meningi s and urinary tract infec ons. b. Protects against illnesses. It protects against chronic disease in children such as allergies, diabetes, ulcera ve coli s and Chron’s disease. Breas eeding promotes child development and is associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure and obesity in later life. c. Protects from allergies. Breas ed babies are exposed to fewer allergens in the first hour of life and the first feedings of colostrum literally ‘seal the gut’ (the porous lining of the intes ne), providing a barrier to the absorp on of allergy- producing agents. Both colostrum and mother’s mature milk are rich in an bodies, providing the baby the benefit of being immune for about 6 months of age. d. Enhances intelligence. Human breast milk enhances brain development and improves cogni ve development. According to the study by the American Academy of Pediatricians among the extremely low birth weight infants that a 10/ml per day increase in breast milk intake of infants increased the mental developmental index by 0.59 points, the psychomotor developmental index by 0.56 pts and total behavior percen le score by 0.99 points using the Bayley Mental Developmental Score. The risk of rehospitaliza on of babies from discharge to 30 months decreased by 5%. World Alliance for Breas eeding Ac on (WABA) says that the average I.Q. of 7 and 8 year old children who were breas ed as infants was 10 points higher than their bo le-fed counterparts.

9. Why do exclusively breasƞed babies need no addiƟonal water? Healthy infants need about 80-100 ml of water per kilogram of body weight in the first week of life and increases to 140-160 ml per kilogram between 3-6 months of age. The water requirements of the infant are all available from breast milk. Eighty-eight (88) percent of breastmilk is made-up of water. Even though a newborn gets li le water in colostrum, no addi onal water is needed because a baby is born with extra water. The breastmilk with higher water content is usually available in mothers about the third or fourth day from birth. Breast milk is also low in solutes or dissolved substances such as sodium, potassium, nitrogen and chloride. Thus, less water is needed to flush out these solutes. With less solutes, the baby’s kidneys which are s ll immature are not overworked.

10.How can a pregnant woman prepare for breasƞeeding? a. During pregnancy, women should eat an extra meal a day for adequate weight gain to support fetal growth and future lacta on; and take iron/folate supplements. b. During lacta on, women should eat the equivalent of an addi onal nutri onally-balanced meal a day. She needs also high-dose vitamin A supplements within one month a er delivery to build stores and to improve the vitamin A content of breastmilk. c. Pregnant women should prepare their breast and nipples for breastfeeding. For those with inverted nipples, use the Hoffman’s maneuver. This is a simple stretching exercise that pulls the skin back and away from the nipple with finger ps. For those with no nipple problems, the expectant mother can prepare her breasts during the last six weeks of pregnancy. She can pull the nipple gently in all direc ons; grasp the nipples with two fingers and pull and roll them back and forth; and gently massage her breasts.

11.What are facts about breasƞeeding?

a. Prac cally all mothers can breas eed. There are only a few true contraindica ons to breas eeding. These include galactosemia, in severe maternal condi ons such as heart failure, serious kidney, liver


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or lung disease and rarely from a few maternal drugs including amethopterin, thiouracil and radioac ve or chemotherapeu c therapy. Malnutri on among breas eeding mothers is not a contraindica on as a malnourished mother produces the same quality or nutri onal content of milk as a well-nourished mother. Mother’s breast milk is designed to provide for and protect baby even in mes of hardships and famine. b. A mother produces enough breastmilk for her baby. Almost all mothers can produce enough milk as long as they feed the baby as o en as needed. The baby’s frequent suckling s mulates further the produc on of breast milk. In industrialized countries, the inability to lactate is closely associated with women who have li le or no informaon about breas eeding; have li le or no experience with its mechanics; lack confidence about their ability to breas eed; and have no close family member, friend or other means of social support to aid them in overcoming problems they may encounter in ini a ng breas eeding. On the other hand, in socie es where breas eeding is widespread, failure to breas eed is improbable. Thus, it is important to provide the necessary support to the mother for breas eeding. c. A baby needs to be fed on demand. In the first two days of life, babies need only to be fed 2-4 mes a day. From about the third day onward, the baby starts to feed more o en or about 10-20 feeding in 24 hours. On the second week or so, most babies se le into a rou ne of their own and feed 5-10 mes a day. From the third week onward, the number of feedings decreases to about one feeding every 3-4 hours. A mother should offer her breasts to the baby o en. d. Babies are content with breastmilk alone. Breastmilk is adequate when the baby: • is sa sfied a er 15 - 20 minutes of feeding • falls asleep right away a er each feeding and sleeps for about 3 - 4 hours • gains weight sa sfactorily, i.e. about ½ kilogram every month for the first six (6) months such that birth weight will be doubled by about the sixth (6th) month, and tripled by the first year • urinates about six (6) mes a day (wetness test). e. Breas eeding does not cause the breast to sag. Breasts sag because of poor physical support during pregnancy and lacta on. To prevent breasts from sagging, mothers can do breast exercises, and use a firm but comfortable brassiere. A nursing brassiere can be used during breas eeding. f. Breast size is not important in producing breastmilk. The size of breast does not determine the quan ty of milk. A mother can store enough milk, even if she has small breasts. Frequent suckling of the baby s mulates milk produc on. g. A mother can breas eed even when she is sick or red. It is best and safest to breas eed an infant even if the mother is sick or red from work or even a er doing house chores. The baby will not suckle her sickness or redness. Whenever the mother is exposed to an illness or infec on, her body makes the an bodies, and her milk contains an bodies to protect the baby. h. Breasts do not produce sour or spoiled milk. Breastmilk is always safe and will never get spoiled in the breast. The quality of the milk is the same in both breasts. Mothers must be reassured of this and encouraged to feed the baby on both breasts during each feeding. i. Colostrum is not dirty milk and should not be thrown away. Colostrum is o en yellowish in color, but it does not mean it is dirty. It should be given to the baby to protect the baby from ge ng sick. j. Breastmilk is not ‘too thin’. It is important for a baby to have both foremilk (breastmilk released at the start of feeding) and hindmilk (milk released towards the end of the feeding) to get a complete meal, which includes all the water that the baby needs. The hindmilk is especially high in fat which helps the baby feel full and sa sfied. It is important to let the baby suckle as long as s/he wants.

12.What are some breasƞeeding techniques? These are some techniques that make breas eeding more effec ve: a. Put the baby to the breast immediately a er birth and allow baby to remain with the mother. b. Mother could either sit or lie down when breas eeding. The posion while breas eeding should not make the mother feel red. c. Mother should hold the baby close enough to her body, suppor ng the baby’s neck and shoulder. d. Mother could place the nipple on the baby’s cheek. This will make the baby turn and look for the nipple and grasp it by the mouth. e. Mother could help the baby get enough milk by placing the baby’s lower lip toward the base of the areola. This assures that the nipple is at the center of the baby’s mouth. f. Mother should offer both breasts to the baby one a er the other at each feeding me, allowing the baby to suckle on each breast for about 5-15 minutes. For the next feeding me, mother should start feeding on the breast last used by the baby. If the baby is sa sfied a er feeding from only one breast, mother should express the milk from the other breast. She should start feeding on this breast at the next feeding. This will ensure equal suckling and emptying of both breasts. g. Breas eed frequently, as o en as the baby wants, day and night. The signs when the baby is hungry are: when baby turns towards the breast and searches for the nipple, licking movements, flexing arms, clenching fists, tensing body and kicking legs. Crying is the last sign of hunger. h. Con nue breas eeding even if the mother or the baby becomes ill. Mothers suffering from headaches, backaches, colds, diarrhea or any other common illness, should con nue to breas eed her baby. Sick mothers need to rest and drink plenty of fluids to help her recover. If the mother does not get be er, she should consult a health worker and say that she is breas eeding. If the baby has diarrhea or fever, the mother should con nue to exclusively breas eed and frequently to avoid dehydra on and malnutri on. Breastmilk contains water, sugar and salts in adequate quan es to help the baby recover quickly. In cases of severe diarrhea, the mother should con nue to breas eed and provide oral rehydra on solu on using a spoon or cup. Medical help should be sought.


Avoid using bo les, pacifiers (dummies), or other ar ficial nipples.

13.How can working mothers conƟnue to breasƞeed their baby? Mothers can con nue breas eeding even when they have to return to work. Working mothers can breas eed her baby before leaving for work, a er returning from work, at night and day-off or on weekends. While at work, mothers can express their milk to relieve pain due to full breasts, to ensure con nuous milk produc on and prevent breasts from drying up. While the mother is away, the expressed breastmilk can be fed to the baby using a clean cup.

14.What are the policies and programs that promote, protect and support breasƞeeding? a. Execu ve Order 51 or the “Na onal Code of Marke ng of Breastmilk Subs tutes, Breastmilk Supplements, and Other Related Products, Penalizing Viola on Thereof, and for Other Purposes”, otherwise known as the Milk Code. It aims to promote, protect and support breas eeding through intensified dissemina on of informa on on breas eeding and the regula on of adver sing, marke ng and distribu on of breastmilk subs tutes and other related products, including bo les and teats. b. RA 7600 or “The Rooming-In and Breas eeding Act of 1992”. This law aims to create an environment where basic physical, emo onal and psychological needs of mothers and infants are fulfilled a er birth through the prac ce of rooming-in and breas eeding. Health ins tuons must provide facili es for rooming-in and breas eeding expenses incurred, in this regard, it shall be deduc ble expenses for income tax purposes. c. RA 10028 or “Expanded Breas eeding Promo on Act of 2009”. The law provides for the necessary support services to enable breas eeding mothers to combine family obliga ons with work responsibili es. The law provides for the establishment of lacta on sta ons in workplaces, provision of breas eeding breaks for working breas eeding mothers, establishment of human milk banks in health ins tu ons, inclusion of breas eeding in curriculums of schools and declaring August of each year as Breas eeding Awareness Month. d. DOH Administra ve Order (AO) 2005-0014- “Na onal Policies on Infant and Young Child Feeding”. The policy provides the guidelines for improving the survival of infants and young children by improving their nutri onal status, growth and development through op mal feeding anchored on exclusive breas eeding, early ini a on within one hour a er birth, provision of mely, adequate and safe complementary foods at six months while con nuing breas eeding up to two years and beyond. The AO is supported with the Na onal Plan of Ac on for Infant and Young Child Feeding. e. DOH AO 2007-0026 or the “Revitaliza on of Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Ini a ve in Health Facili es with Maternity and Newborn Care Services”. The AO aims to transform these health ins tu ons into facilies that protect, promote and support rooming-in, breas eeding and mother-baby friendly prac ces. f. DOH AO 2009-0025 or “Adop ng New Policies and Protocol on Essen al Newborn Care”. It provides guidelines on evidence-based essen al newborn care for health workers and medical prac oners. The protocol entails four key elements including: 1) immediate and thorough drying of the newborn; 2) early skin-to-skin contact of the newborn to mother’s skin; 3) properly- med cord clamping and cutng; and 4) non-separa on of the newborn from the mother for early breas eeding ini a on and rooming-in. g. Philippine Plan of Ac on for Nutri on. The country’s framework for nutri on iden fies as priority ac on the promo on, protec on and support of breas eeding and complementary feeding and the other necessary condi ons to promote infant and young child feeding prac ces.


ize feeding bo les; incorrect propor on of formula milk with water which can result to over or under-diluted formula; and formula milk does not protect against infec ons unlike breastmilk. It is therefore best to be prepared during emergencies by having trained personnel on infant and young child feeding to be able to assist, support and counsel mothers to con nue breas eeding even during emergencies. • Disseminate correct informa on about breas eeding. Conducting seminars and other fora to discuss breas eeding among mothers and also fathers together with the experts on breas eeding. Many misconcep ons about breas eeding s ll exist which prevent mothers and their families to prac ce breas eeding. Help correct these misconcep ons by increasing awareness on correct breas eeding prac ces. • Family members can support breas eeding mothers by building her confidence that she can and is able to breas eed, help care for the baby so the mother can have enough rest; provide nutri ous and balance meals; and give prac cal help. A suppor ve family and community environment increases the likelihood that the mother will ini ate and con nue to breas eed. • Pass local resolu ons and ordinances that enforce the Milk Code, promote infant and young child feeding, establish lacta on sta ons in barangay halls, markets and other places, providing budget for breas eeding promo on, peer counseling and support groups.

b. Working places • Establish lacta on sta ons in accordance with the Expanded Breas eeding Promo on Act (RA 10028) wherein the lacta ons centers shall be adequately provided with the necessary equipment and facili es, such as: lavatory for handwashing, unless there is an easily-accessible lavatory nearby; refrigera on or appropriate cooling facili es for storing expressed breastmilk; electrical outlets for breast pumps; a small table; comfortable seats; and other items, the standards of which are defined by the Department of Health. • Provide breas eeding breaks for working mothers in addi on to their regular breaks. The breas eeding breaks should not be less than 40 minutes for every 8 hours of work. • Enforce the two-month maternity leave and when possible, allow extended maternity leave or allow work-from-home scheme to enable the mother to con nue exclusive breas eeding. • Do not allow any direct or indirect marke ng, promo on or sales of infant formula or breastmilk subs tutes within the work place.

c. Health facility • Be cer fied as a Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital (MBFH). Follow the Ten Steps to Successful Breas eeding. Implement the Essenal Newborn Care Protocol. Train health facility staff on lacta on management. Contact the Center for Health Development in your region for details on the MBFH cer fica on • Provide pre- and post-natal services for pregnant and lacta ng women to support mothers to breas eed their child. • Set-up milk banks or milk storage and pasteuriza on facili es for breastmilk donated by mothers. The milk shall be given to infants in the neonatal intensive care unit whose own mothers are seriously ill. • Provide con nuing educa on, re-educa on and training of health workers including doctors, nurses, midwives, nutri onistdie ans on current and updated lacta on management. Health workers must be able to provide correct informa on and support for breas eeding.

15.What are ways to celebrate NutriƟon Month 2011 and • Produce and distribute informa on materials on breas eeding promote BREASTFEEDING TSEK? for distribu on to mothers in addi on to breas eeding counseling. The promo on, protec on and support to breas eeding to ensure TSEK can be done in various se ngs:

• Refer breas eeding mothers prior to discharge from the health facility, to breas eeding support groups in the community to help them con nue breas eeding when they return home.

a. Families/Communi es

d. Schools

• Report viola ons of the Milk Code to the Department of Health to prevent unregulated marke ng of formula milk which threatens to undermine the prac ce of breas eeding. Health and nutri on workers and health facili es must not be used to promote breastmilk subs tutes but instead should be strongly promo ng breas eeding. There must be no milk company-supported ac vi es. Remove marke ng materials of formula milk in health facili es. • Create local media watch to monitor Milk Code viola ons and report to the Department of Health. • Volunteer as breas eeding peer counselor. Help other mothers to become successful in breas eeding and in giving appropriate complementary feedings a er 6 months. Peer counselors are mothers who have had successful breas eeding experiences and provide peer-to-peer counseling to other mothers with difficul es in breastfeeding and complementary feeding prac ces. In some areas, there are male volunteers who help advocate for breas eeding as well as provide counseling to mothers, fathers and other family members to create a suppor ve family environment for appropriate infant and young child feeding prac ces. Ask your midwife, nutri on ac on officer and other health and nutri on personnel in your community. • Form support groups in communi es. Mother-to-mother support groups are women, and men too, who want to share their experiences in infant and young child feeding, mutually support each other through their own experiences, strengthen or modify certain a tudes and prac ces and learn from each other. • Protect breas eeding even during emergencies and disasters. Young infants are especially vulnerable during emergencies and disasters par cularly to diarrhea, acute respiratory tract infec ons and malnutri on, Breas eeding reduces the risk of death up to six mes during emergencies. The Milk Code does not allow dona on of formula milk during emergencies and disasters because use of formula milk increases the risk to death and disease. There are many dangers of using formula milk - by itself, formula milk is not sterile; unsafe when there is not enough clean water to sterilize feeding bo les and prepare the formula; water used may be contaminated; there may be no equipment, fuel, cooking pots, and water to steril-

• Integra on of infant and young child feeding in the curriculum. The Department of Educa on, the Commission on Higher Educa on and the Technical Educa on and Skills Development Authority are tasked to integrate in the relevant subjects in the elementary, high school and college levels, especially in the medical and educa on, the importance, benefits, methods or techniques of breas eeding and change of societal a tudes towards breas eeding. • Enforcement of the Milk Code in schools. Schools must not allow any marke ng including sponsorship from milk companies within the school. Schools must not also accept dona ons of formula milk and breastmilk subs tutes as this is against the Milk Code. • Place posters, brochures and other informa on about breastfeeding in school-based health centers. • Establish lacta on sta ons in the school to enable teaching and non-teaching personnel to breas eed or express and store breastmilk. Schools are also considered workplaces and therefore must comply with the provisions of RA 10028.

e. Industry/manufacturers • Compliance to the Milk Code by milk companies. Strictly no marke ng of products within the scope of the Milk Code. • For fy foods that are mandated by RA 8976 or the Food For fica on Law and volunteer to for fy other food products. • Compliance to the Code of Hygienic Prac ce for Food for Infants and Children of manufacturers in accordance to the proper handling of foods in the food chain. This will ensure that food products intended for infants and children are safe.

For more informa on please visit or call to the office of the NATIONAL NUTRITION COUNCIL Region X, DOH- CHD X Compound, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, Telefax No. 088 856 8700


July 25-31, 2011

Culture & Arts

A date on a high note: Aug. 10, Rodelsa Hall THE most-awaited arts event in the city unfolds at 7:30 PM on August 10, 2011, when the world-renowned Kabayao Family Quintet performs at Rodelsa Hall. This gala concert is part of the Rodelsa Centennial celebrations. Originally from Iloilo City and now based in New York, the critically-acclaimed Kabayao Family Quintet will embark on a nostalgic musical journey during the gala as they play well-loved pieces such as Serenade by Franz Schubert, Mendelssohn’s Trio in D Minor, and even classics by local music greats such as Constancio De Guzman’s “Bayan Ko” and Ryan Cayabyab’s “Nais Ko.” The Quintet is composed of Gawad CPP Awardees for Music, Mr. Gilopez and Mrs. Corazon Kabayao, violinist and pianist respectively, and their violinist children: Sicilienne, Farida, and Gilberto. The family has extensively toured the Philippines and abroad, bringing with them their love for

Kabayao Family Quintet

classical music and sharing it to the young generations through lecture-recitals and special performances. This has been their advocacy for decades---to allow the Filipino youth to experience, appreciate, and enjoy classical music and the performing arts in general. In fact, the Kabayaos will hold a special lecture-recital for stu-

dents the day after the concert. For inquiries and ticket reservations, please call the Office of the Cultural Affairs at (088) 8584093 local 109 or visit them at the 2nd Floor of Rodelsa Hall, Rodolfo N. Pelaez Boulevard, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City or email cultural@liceo. It’s a date at Rodelsa Hall!



Brillante Mendoza tages film festival at SM-CDO BRILLANTE Mendoza, the first ever internationally acclaimed Asian film director to win in the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, will be staging his four multi-awarded films entitled: Kaleldo, Manoro, Foster Child and Lola at the SM City Cagayan de Oro Cinema 2 on August 17 and 18, 2011. Kaleldo tells the story of a motherless family after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo and tells viewers that life, as depicted in the turn of events in the lives of the film’s characters, is as changeable and as volatile as the seasons. Kaleldo won the Netpac Award at the Jeonju International Film Festival in 2007; the Best Actress Award in the Durban International Film Festival in 2006; and the Best Film, Best Performer, Best Screenplay and Best Achievement in Cinematography Awards at the Young Critics Circle in 2005. Kaleldo will be shown at the SM Cinema 2 on August 17 at 10:00am.

Director Brillante Mendoza

Manoro is the story of a 13-year-old aeta named Jonalyn, who after graduating from elementary school teaches middle aged and eldery aetas to read and write, thus enabling them to cast votes for the election. Manoro was the recipient of the Cinema Avvenir Award at the Torino International Film Festival in 2006; and the Best Film, Best Director and Digital Lokal Awards at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in 2006. It will be shown at the SM Cinema 2 on August 17 at 1:00pm. Foster Child is the story of a woman and her husband who were hired by a local child care facility to provide a temporary home and care for abandoned babies as they await formal adoption. The inevitable separation is always a heart-breaking event for the foster family. Foster Child won the Special Jury Award at the Eurasia International Film Festival in 2007; and Best Film and Screenplay at the Young Critics Circle. It was also screened at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007; and won the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards at Gawad Tanglaw in 2007. Foster Child will be shown

at the SM Cinema 2 on August 18 at 10:00am. Lola is the story of two elderly women who bear the consequences of a crime involving their grandsons. One is the victim while the other one is the suspect. Both weak and poor, they laboriously solicit money in the midst of a storm — one for the victim’s burial, one for the suspect’s bail bond. Lola has won awards such as Best Film in the Eighth Rome International Film Festival in Italy; Best in Cinematography in the Durban International Film Festival; Best Director, Best Sound and Best Film at the Golden Screen Award of the Entertainment Press; the Grand Knight Award at the Miami Film Festival; Best Film, Best Actress and Best Photography at the Las Palmas Film Festival in Spain; and the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Frabourg Film Festival in Switzerland. It will be shown at the SM Cinema 2 on August 18 at 1:00pm. Ever yone is invited to watch the four films and be able to interact with the renowned Kapampangan Director himself every after the film showing. Admission fee is P 100 only per movie. For bookings and reservations, please call the Mall Administration Office at 859-2885 to 88 or 0917-8090656.

Cohara braces for Kumbira 2011

THIS year, Cohara will celebrate the 15th year of Kumbira Culinary Show and Live Competitions. Themed “15th Years of Culinary Innovations” of Kumbira will once again feature the participants both in the professional and the student divisions in 23 live, display and service competitions in a three days event set on August 17, 18, and 19, 2011, back-to-back with a Trade Exhibit of hotel and restaurant equipments, supplies, services, plus varied cooking and beverage demonstrations by the renowned

chefs and personalities. The competition dates coincide with the Culinary Week Celebration observed by the Cagayan de Oro and its residents since 1996, in preparation for the Annual Fiesta on August 28. Basically, of Kumbira 2011 is staged to promote healthy competitions and camaraderie among the different member-establishments and schools and even nonmembers of the association, as well as elevate the standards of the culinary industry in Northern Mindanao. COHARA/PAGE 21


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MisOr guv thanks P-Noy for Balatukan convergence projects MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Oscar S. Moreno has expressed gratitude to the Aquino Administration for the delivery of multi-million projects designed to showcase the complementation of government resources in the Mt. Balatukan Range Convergence AgroEnterprise (MBRCAE) Cluster. “As early as 2004, convergence had already set in the province, but only in a lesser quantity. It is only now that it has taken off in full swing. And I see that it could do a lot for us to hand Misamis Oriental to the succeeding generations, including the unborn,” he said. The convergence initiative pushes for sustainable rural development as support for the stablishment of an agro-enterprise cluster that will pursue goals towards agricultural enhancement and environmental preservation in a “ridge-to-reef ” approach. Investments in the cluster area involving 11 towns in the 1st Congressional District of Mis. Or., mostly on food production, among others, is expected to reach P1.5 billion in the next six (6) years, from 2011-2016. As of press time, a total of P183.492 million in various projects have been turned-over by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian

INVESTMENT PROMOTION Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno presents some Php1.5 billion investment plan expected to be poured into the Mt. Balatukan Range Convergence Agro-Enterprise Cluster that is seen to benefit 11,293 farm and fishery households. RODOLFO D . MENDOZA / PIA -10

Reform and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DA-DAR-DENR) to the different local government units (LGU) within the cluster, which included the following: From DA: Check worth P3.5million for farm equipment of Medina town for a village-type cob dryer facility and two (2) units Hermetic cocoon corn on cob Dryer. Certificate of award for the Mindanao Rural Development Project –Adoptable Project Loan 2 that covers rural infrastructure and community fund for agricultural development and natural resource management worth P47.4

million. Mindanao North Coast Integrated Area Development Projects to cover the concreting of farm-to-market roads of Barangays Macopa, Talisayan, Barangay Manaol, Portulin-Gasa, in Medina and the construction of Solar Dryers of Barangays Sidlakan, San Vicente, Dig-Aguyan, Gasa, and San Roque of Medina worth P7.09 million. Check for the establishment of “bagsakan” or auction landing center for Balingasag Mariculture Park concerning the development of a 120 sq.m. project located in Barangay Waterfall, Balingasag worth

P1.5million. Insurance cover by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. that includes the insurance coverage for 100 farmers in the convergence areas worth P1.5 million at P15,000 each free premium. Agri-Finance Program by the Agricultural Credit Policy Council that covers 314 farmer beneficiaries with the Cooperative Bank of Misamis Oriental as conduit from Gingoog City and Balingasag worth P18.4 million and awarding of 412 bags of OPV White Seeds to the Provincial Agricultural Office worth P267,800. From DAR: Letter of com-

mitments to LGU Balingoan for the Agrarian Reform Project (ISP) III and “Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo Program” for the construction of a 30 linear meter bridge in Barangay Kamanikan, Salay town worth P45 million pesos and construction of the 40 linear meter Casulog Bridge I, in Barangay Casulog Gingoog City, worth P60 million. From DENR: Awarding of 35 free patents to qualified beneficiaries of Barangay 18A, Gingoog City, for them to have an appropriate tenurial instrument issued to their land which can be utilized for

Dry spell causes less coco production in NorMin By JORIE C. VALCORZA

THE dry spell experienced in previous years has decreased the production of both matured and green nut in Northern Mindanao for the first quarter. “Matured co conut dropped seven percent below of the previous year’s level, from 470 million nuts, figures now dived to 390 million nuts,” Luis G. Cruz, Regional Manager of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), region 10, said. Among the five provinces of the region, the province of Bukidnon posted the highest decrease of 36 percent, followed by Misamis Oriental, 12 percent, while the other usual top coconut producers, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental exhibited minimal decreases at about two percent, each. Cruz said the drop in copra production is also consistent with the matured nut performance as it, likewise, declined by eight percent, recording an 8,481 metric tons loss for the quarter. In the meantime, it was also noted that while there

was a tremendous increase recorded by Camiguin in green nut production, it was not sufficient enough to offset the 15 percent decline in Misamis Oriental, which contributed to the 61 percent drop of the total regional production. In export, coconut products/bi-products also bared a negative performance during the first quarter of the year as the level dipped by 38 percent, from 146,329 metric tons during the same period in 2010 to only 90,566 metric tons, the first quarter, this year. In terms of value, however, export sales remarkably went up by 58 percent grossing at US$160.615 million, owing to the increase in the price of coconut oil. Price of copra has also increased substantially during the period by 174 and 157 percent, each, at the farm and the mill gate, respectively. Copra farm gate price for the quarter has pegged at P44.26 per kilo and mill gate at P49.59 per kilo, Cruz added. (pia 10)


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agri-business and productivity for family sustainability and check for the maintenance and protection of established tree plantation of the PLO Cooperative in Balingasag worth Php334,380. Meanwhile, Undersecretary Joel Rudinas, who was present during the occasion, said DA has committed another P156.7 million on top of its P93.8 commitment in the 2011 MBRCAE Cluster Plan while DAR Undersecretary Gerry Pacturan, also said DAR has committed another P135.6M on top of its Php16 million commitment in the said plan. (pia-10)

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that MR. JEFFREY S. CO, has filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, a sworn statement for the CANCELLATION OF LICENSE TO SELL, located at Poblacion, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, described as Lot Nos. 1-34, Pcs-10-003952 and covered by TCT Nos. 47469 to 47483, 484500, 474501, 55768, 55770, 55771, 55773, 55775, 55777, 55779, 55781, 55783, 55785, 55787, 55789, 55791 and 55793. Any valid objection may be filed in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory board, Northern Mindanao Region, 3/F Dupoint Building, Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro City with telephone number 272-1466, within ten (10) days from the date of publication.

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The long dry spell affects coconut production in northern Mindanao. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 18 Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 17 Cagayan de Oro City



Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by BALIKATAN HOUSING FINANCE, INC., mortgagee/assignee, with business address located at 24th Floor, BPI Buendia Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, against SPS. NASSER A. MAGONGCAR AND MARIAM MAGONGCAR, with postal addresses at c/o Bangko Sentral Corrales Ext., Cagayan de Oro City and Lot 72, Blk. 9, CAMELLA HOMES, BO. CARMEN, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, the mortgagor/s, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November 02, 2010, amounts to PESOS: Two Hundred Ninety Five Thousand Six Hundred Pesos (Php295,600.00) including interest, penalties and charges, court fees, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned will sell at public auction on July 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 18, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies, with all the improvements thereon, to wit:

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, filed by HOME DEV’T. MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG) mortgagee, with office at J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City, against ELDON BABIERA MANGUBAT, mortgagor, married to LETECIA M. MANGUBAT, residing at Lot 10 Blk. 5, Regency Plains Subd., Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 6, 2011, amounts to FOUR HUNDRED FORTY THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FORTY PESOS & 68/100 (P443,940.68), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on July 28, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency the following property with all improvements, to wit:


“A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 10, Block 5 of the cons. subd. Plan, PCS-10001781, being a portion of Lot Nos. 3650, 3651, 3652, 3653, 3654, all of Cad 237, Cagayan Cadastre, Lot 3649-A, Psd-10-022211 & Lot 3649-B-1, Psd-10-022978). Situated in the Barangay of Iponan, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the SE., along line 1-2 by Lot 12 of Block 5 of the cons. Subd. Plan; on the SW., along line 2-3 by Road Lot 5; on the NW., along line 3-4 by Lot 8; and on the NE., along line 4-1 by Lot 9, both of Block 5 of the cons. Subd. Plan. Containing an area of One Hundred Ten (110) square meters, more or less, including all the improvements existing thereon.”

“A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 72, Block 9, Psd-104305-017756, being a portion of Lot 3125, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Carmen. City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the N., along line 4-1 by Lot 71; on the E., along line 1-2 by Lot 74; on the S., along line 2-3 by Road Lot (10.00 m. wide); on the W., along line 3-4 by Lot 70, all of the subdivision plan Psd-104305-017756. xxx containing an area of SIXTY (60) SQUARE METERS more or less. xxx” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-above decribed and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, July 1, 2011.


All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-above decribed and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, June 21, 2011.

(SGD) NIZA P. TACANDONG Sheriff IV BWM July 11, 18, 25, 2011

(SGD) FE O. BONTUYAN-BULARON Sheriff IV BWM July 11, 18, 25, 2011


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DA sees huge market for coffee production WITH the huge market opportunity for coffee, the Department of Agriculture has presented strategies to revive the coffee industry in the region. It recently sponsored a Coffee Development Guideline Briefing to stakeholders to inform them on its plans and projects at hand . The briefing introduced the coffee roadmap that the agency has put together for the revival of the industry. This will attract interests and create an atmosphere of collaborative coffee endeavors amongst industry players. Dr. Jose F. Reaño of Nestle Philippines revealed that the current annual domestic requirements for coffee is 65,000 metric tons. Aside from that Nestle Philippines is trying to buy 80 % of the domestic production of coffee. Local coffee roasters and local coffee shops has also been buying green coffee beans in increasing quantities. There is also an export market for “Barako” coffee and exotic coffee “ Kape Alamid”. However, low coffee productivity has been evident

despite these huge market opportunities. According to Mr. Luisito S. Ofngol , Coffee Focal Person of the Department of Agriculture during the briefing that based on the findings of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics ( BAS) shows that there was a decline of 0.88% annually from 127,000 hectares to 122,000 hectares for CY 2004-2010, that pulled down the productivity of the coffee industry by 2.02 % whereby increasing imports to 1.70%. At an average about 60% of the total supply of coffee came from domestic production while 40% of which is imported mostly from Vietnam and Indonesia. Considering the great demand vis-à-vis low coffee production the Department of Agriculture has prompted to create a strategy to increase coffee production in the region hand-in- hand with Nestle Philippines and other industry and stakeholders. There are three strategic programs that were developed by DA these are: The Strategic Program on Production where 600 ha will be established for coffee expansion development

; Rehabilitate and rejuvenate 100 ha of existing coffee plantation; Establishment of Techno demo farms; Establish communal gardens and nurseries of coffee; Establish of DA-Nestle clonal gardens; and Specialization of some areas on varieties that command premium price in the market. On the other hand Strategic Program for Capability Building where trainings for Coffee Specialist in partnership with different industry and stakeholders are set; Facilitate the organization of the local Coffee Development Board/ Industry Association and the Strategic Program for Research and Development in collaboration with the Research group of the agency. This will showcase the profitability of Coffee farming initiatives thru an on farm techno demo and the introduction of new technologies in areas more than18 degrees slope. The implementation of these strategies started last year and will continue this year and is expected to be done by the year 2016. Initially the agency has collaborated with Nestle


oleo chemicals, copra solvent and expeller cake/meal were the top dollar earners for the first quarter, with cochin oil accounting for 39 percent and oleo chemicals for 32 percent. Other top exports for the period included canned pineapple products, sintered ore, rubber, abaca pulp/fibers, desiccated coconut and sawn lumbers. In terms of growth rate, the report showed that copra solvent and expeller cake/ meal registered the highest increase at 173 percent, while abaca pulp posted the most significant decline of 20 percent due to its seasonal demand in the global market. “Such reason, plus the additional requirements set in clearing the products to be safe from radiation because of our proximity to Japan which was affected by the earthquake last March, has contributed to the substantial decrease in the export of mineral products, aquamarine, sugar cane products, iron and steel, special transactions and gifts, toys and housewares,” Euseña said. Meanwhile, the average employment rate in the region for year 2010 has remained at 95 percent, which is higher than the national average of 92.6 percent. Tan said the number of employed persons has increased by 27,000 between 2010 and 2009, a much lower figure than the 42,000 increase between 2009 and 2008. Conversely, unemployment rate remained at 5 percent. The number of unemployed persons, increased by 4,000 between 2010 and 2009, also lower than the 5,300 increase between 2009 and 2008. Underemployment rate, has remained high at 28 percent, much higher than the

18.4 percent national average. The increase in the number of underemployed persons of 16,000 persons was, however, lower than the previous year’s increase of 42,000 underemployed.

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industry sector had 3.1 percent and the service sector pegged at 1.7 percent. “The contribution of the three sectors to total regional output has remained as in previous years, each one with over 30% share but topped by Services with 38 percent,” he added. In terms of exports, the region’s freight-on-board exports in the first quarter increased by 39 percent, totaling $277 million, the Northern Mindanao regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-10) said. The bulk of the region’s exports came from Misamis Oriental, cornering a 56-percent share of total exports, which amounted to $154 million. Second was reported by Lanao del Norte at 30 percent, or $107.4 million. Bukidnon added 4 percent to the total exports. But the share of the provinces of Misamis Occidental and Camiguin barely reached 1 percent. Lanao del Norte posted the biggest export growth in the first quarter with 74 percent. “This is attributed to the increase in global demand for coconut-based products,” said DTI-10 Director Alicia V. Euseña. Coconut and coconutbased products are Lanao del Norte’s main export commodities. “Misamis Occidental, a top exporter in crude coconut oil, dropped really low from $13.93 million in 2010 to only $1.57 million when its top exporter opted to sell its produce to the domestic market, which had a higher prevailing price for crude coconut oil,” Euseña said. Crude coconut/cochin oil,

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BIG strongly urges COWD to study and explore other options.” The task force is a multisectoral group headed by the Cagayan de Oro Chapter of the Bishop-Businessmen’s Conference (BBC), Cagayan de Oro Cooperative Council, civic organizations and civil society groups. In two meetings July 1314, 2011 hosted by the city council’s Committee on Basic Utilities chaired by Councilor Alden D. Bacal, the COWD and Task Force TOO-BIG members presented their respective positions on the 30 percent increase being sought by COWD. Task Force TOO-BIG hammered on its contention that the 30 percent increase proposed by the COWD is a result of its inefficient management and should not be passed on to consumers. During the two-day hearing, Mr. Mercado cited the Commission on Audit (COA) reports on the COWD’s operations for 2005-2009 which allegedly show it incurred some P411.52 million in “expenses without legal basis” and had a constantly rising “non-revenue water” or systems loss of up to 53.1% in 2009. “Unless these financial and operational constraints are accounted for, corrected not repeated, then the proposed 30% increase becomes unjustifiable, unreasonable, unacceptable and untenable,” Mr. Mercado stressed. However, COWD General Manager Rachel J. Beja said the

Ms. Chedy V. Ansale-HVCDP Coordinator DA-10 as she welcomed the guests during the coffee briefing and Dr. Jose F. Reaño of Nestle Philippines as he discussed the huge market of coffee not only in Northern Mindanao but also nationwide.

Philippines for the procurement of coffee seedlings as planting materials to be distributed to LGU beneficiaries and eventually be allocated to farmer beneficiaries. Additionally, Nestle Philippines has become the source

of technological knowledge in the propagation of coffee seedlings through somatic cell culture, which they imparted to the agency. With these on-going strategies, the coffee production in region 10 is close to being

adequate until sufficiency is achieved. The Department of Agriculture hopes then that through these systematized strategies the Philippines will become one of the many exporters competing in the global market.

expenses deemed “illegal” in the COA report have been approved by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and so with the 30 percent rate increase. “Until these expenses are deemed illegal in the proper venue (the courts), it would be premature to say these expenses are without legal basis and a result of mismanagement,” Ms. Beja said. She said the COWD has already sought the opinion of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) on the matter and expect it anytime soon. Ms. Beja also clarified that non-revenue water or systems loss is not entirely the result of illegal connections or leakages since it also includes unbilled water used to flush water pipes as part of routine maintenance and allowances for firefighting through fire hydrants. She also disclosed that they have just recently uncovered large-scale pilferage of hydrant water by some large users and corporations which COWD is now investigating and would prosecute in due time if so warranted. However, COWD officials said they still cannot release the names of the big-time pilferers pending the conclusion of the investigation but promised to reveal them in due time. “We know who they are but we have to establish our case before filing it for prosecution,” said a high ranking COWD official who refused to be identified. Meantime, he said the COWD will meter hydrants to constrain further large scale pilferages. But Task Force TOO-BIG leaders remain adamant in their opposition to the proposed 30 percent rate hike. “There are other issues more basic which are at the

root of the COWD’s present situation,” said Mitos P. Ortigas, vice chair of the BBCCdO Chapter. “These include ownership, control, good governance and transparency. Mrs. Ortigas said Task Force TOO-BIG would explore, study and propose new models and forms of COWD ownership and control. “The structure of the model should be studied for the most effective and efficient governance of COWD to become the best water system in the country with efficient and effective service, consumeroriented, equitably ownedcontrolled by various sectors, reasonable rates and state of the art facilities,” she added.

complex and has reportedly drawn the attention of leading realty development corporations which is further expected to drive up property prices in the Uptown area.

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in a prime commercial area in the Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Primavera is also a very good buy at its present prices,” noted a Manila based broker who requested not to be identified. Other industry sources believe buyers are also scrambling to buy units with the expectation these would appreciate very soon with the confluence of major events in the near and medium term. First off is the completion of the Macanhan-Carmen flyover which is expected to decongest traffic in the Uptown Area when it would be completed within the projected 90-day timetable. Further down the road are the completion of the Laguindingan Airport and the transfer of domestic flight operations to the new facility in the next 6-12 months. The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) now headed by former senator Manuel A. Roxas II had previously declared its intention to dispose of the 150-hectare Lumbia Airport

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current La Niña event next year and significantly reduces the output of the hydroelectric plants like it did in 2010. Over half of the Mindanao grid’s present installed capacity is provided by the Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric complexes. The DOE plans to move some more of its power barges to Mindanao and hopes the 108-MW Iligan Diesel power plant comes online by next summer to help address the anticipated energy shortage. Mr. Oller assailed the government agency’s ‘short sighted’ focus on power barges and coal-fired power plants as long term solutions to Mindanao’s chronic power shortage when the Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric power complexes’ present a much simpler and cheaper alternative. There are at least seven coal-fired power plants on the pipeline in Mindanao with a total planned installed capacity of 1,805MW and total capex of $3.81-billion. Proponents include Steag State Power Inc., Aboitiz Power Corp., Conal Holdings Corp., San Miguel Corporation, Sumitomo Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation and Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI). Project locations include Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur,; Sarangani; General Santos City; Zamboanga City; Surigao City and Malalag, Davao del Sur. “All it takes is to have a deeper assessment of the actual capabilities of all the CONSUMERS/PAGE 21

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Oro Lawmaker seeks Task Force to protect probe of ex-Caap chief Spratly Islands pushed A SENIOR member of the House of Representatives has urged the lower chamber’s Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to summon former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) director general Ruben Ciron and his chief of staff, Ronaldo Manlapig, to answer charges of alleged anomalous withdrawal of more than P400 million from the agency’s accounts in at least two banks. Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro has authored House Resolution 1162 seeking an investigation, in aid of legislation, on the alleged anomalous transaction. Citing data furnished by the Caap Employees Union, Rodriguez said Ciron, “assisted” by Manlapig, withdrew more than P400 million from the agency’s accounts in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) from January to March 2010. Rodriguez said the Caap’s passbook with the UCPB showed that Ciron and Manlapig withdrew P150 million and P80 million on January 7 and March 2, 2010, respectively. He said Ciron and Manlapig also withdrew $1 million on February 23, $1 million on February 26 and $2 million on March 2 from Caap’s dollar account with the LBP. Rodriguez said the huge bank withdrawals are highly questionable since these were made when Ciron and Manlapig were on their way out. He said the P400-million withdrawal was true because it was a “routine operation.” “We have to do such withdrawals periodically if only to support the operations of our Head Office and 10 Area Centers which are strategically located in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. It should be noted that Caap has more than 80 airports to maintain, some of which are classified as international airports.” Ciron added that “just maintaining these in good operating conditions, without considering renovations or major repairs already requires more than P132 million monthly.” Ciron also furnished the BusinessMirror with a record of the proceedings of a Senate investigation conducted on March 22, 2011, to tackle the status of Philippine aviation. The Senate panel includes Ramon Revilla Jr., chairman, and Sergio R. Osmena III and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, members. The House panel includes Roger S. Mercado, chairman; Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona, Erico Basilio A. Favian and Cesar S. Sarmiento as members.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that SANDRA V. BAUTISTA, of legal age, Filipino, widow and resident of Woodland Heights, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, is the surviving wife and the sole and only compulsory heir of the deceased husband, PLUTARCO B. BAUTISTA, who died intestate on December 10, 2010 in Cagayan de Oro City, and left a parcel of land with improvements/residential house, and more particularly described as Lot 5, Block 11, Psd-10-044328, portion of Lot 2835-b, Psd-042804, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City covered by TCT No. T-192326 for in consideration of P100,000.00 under Notary Public Atty. Mario T. Juni as per Doc. No. 275, Page No. 55, Book No. 157, Series of 2011. BWM July 11, 18, 25, 2011

T WO l aw m a k e r s f r o m Cagayan de Oro are seeking the creation of a Spratly Islands Task Force that would exclusively handle the protection and security over the Spratly Islands. In jointly filing House Resolution No. 4891, Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd district) and Maximo Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao said the task force which will Testifying were Ramon S. Guti- added that during the Senate invesbe under the jurisdiction errez, director general of the Caap, tigation, he told the members, “For and Dr. Abner Bondoc, Caap deputy your information, as of this writing, of the Armed Forces of the director general for administration Mr. Lucero, as well as some officers Philippines will be tasked to and concurrent chief financial of- of the so-called union have cases for secure the contested group of ficer. libel filed against them in Pasay City islands which the Philippines When Senator Revilla asked and Legaspi City as of 2010, some claims ownership and to enBondoc whether the allegations of of whom we had been informed are sure that no foreign entities the “pabaon-like” withdrawal is true, just out on bail. In this connection, invade the territory. the latter replied: “We created an au- the group of Mr. Lucero is known The Spratly Islands are dit team to look specifically on those as the ATO Employees Union as this a group of more than 750 two news bulletin. And yesterday, was organized during the ATO days reefs, islets, atolls, cays and they gave the final report and the and was notorious for harboring illislands in the South China findings, there was no corruption.” will against sitting heads of ATO.” Revilla: “Okay. The reason why Rodriguez said another anomaly Sea. The archipelago lies we asked that was just to make in the Caap involving Ciron and Man- off the coasts of the Philipit clear because it is not right that lapig that seemed similar to the pines and Malaysia (Sabah), you just damage the reputation of Armed Forces of the Philippines about one third of the way anyone just like that, isn’t it? (AFP) conversion controversy with from there to southern VietBondoc: “Senator Guingona regard to Nations fund is the illegal nam. They comprise less than requested us for a meeting also disbursement of fund from Icao, four square kilometers of and we informed him to wait for the a specialized agency of the UN on land area spread over more result of our audit before starting international civil aviation matters. than 425,000 square kilomethe investigation and we are about Citing the findings of the Comters of sea. The Spratlys are to send our report to him. Because mission on Audit, Rodriguez said the we suggested that there might be $12- million Icao trust fund under one of three archipelagos of shooting from the hips or destroying Caap in 1996 was reduced to only the South China Sea which comprise more than 30,000 other people’s reputation here and $3 million in 2009. he acceded to that. And he is waiting “There is a need to look into the islands and reefs and which for our final report.” situation, which is highly anomalous complicate governance and On the issue of the airport in order to prevent public funds economics in that region of downgrading by the Federal Aviation from being further disbursed and Southeast Asia. Such small Administration (FAA) to Category to improve the performance of the and remote islands have little 2 and the 89 “significant safety Caap,” Rodriguez said. economic value in themconcerns” (SSC) findings by the European Union, Ciron told the BusinessMirror that when these findings were issued, he was not yet the Caap director general. “The downgrading from Category 1 to Category 2 happened during the time of the Air Transportation Office [Ato] chief Daniel Dimagiba.” Former Manila International Airport Authority general manager Alfonso Cusi took over the Caap from Daniel Dimagiba, Ato chief, sometime in 2010, and Ciron replaced Dimagiba sometime in January of 2010. “I was on the verge of complying with the SSC’s when I unexpectedly became a victim of the midnight appointments prior to the 2010 elections after only one year and seven months in office,” Ciron said. He

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late AMADEO VELEZ, left a parcel of registered land known as: l. TCT No.T32478-A parcel of land ( Lot 2968-D-5,C-4, Psd-10-002901 being a portion of lot 2968-D-5-C, Psd 10-002193) situated in Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City. containing an area of 152 square meters more or less and 2. TCT No. T-124936-a parcel of land (lot 2968-D-5-C4-C-2-G-2-B-2-B-3-C-2-C-2-B2-D-8 Psd-10-032181 being a portion of Lot 2968-D-5-C-4-C2-G-2-B-2-B-3-C-2-C-2-B-2-D, Psd 10-021785) situated in Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of 38 square meters more or less. Are the subject of an ExtraJudicial Settlement of Estate with the sale under the notarial Registry of Atty. Tadeo V. Polistico, per Doc. No. 318, Page No. 64, Book No. XX Series of 2001 BWM July 11,18, 25, 2011

‘BODYFLEX HOLISTIC MASSAGE (CDO, CEBU, DAVAO, BUTUAN, GINGOOG & CAMIGUIN) By: Certified, expert Male/ Female pretty & good looking masseurs Offered: Shiatsu, Swedish,Thai & Sensual Massage Call or Text 639187958578, 09061149906 (088) 3099523 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte NOTICE OF EXTRA – JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.: 159-07-2011 Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by 1st VALLEY BANK as MORTGAGEE, against DAISY V. RANARA as MORTGAGOR, of P– Masidlakon, Mahayahay, Iligan City as of July 8, 2011 amounting to TWO HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (P 225,000.00) only excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-14,71,Lot 285-B,Csd-12-006894-D “A parcel of land (lot 285-B, Csd-12-006894-D), situated in the Barrio of Matampay, Municipality of Lala, Province of Lanao del Norte, island of Mindanao containing an area of TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY EIGHT (28, 658) square meters, more or less, including all improvements found thereon, more particularly described and bounded as follows: Bounded on the W., along line 1-2 by Lot-285-A on the N, along line 2-3 by Lot No. 285-A, on the E., along 3-4; and on the NE., along line 4-5-6-7 by Lot No. 285-J, on the along line 7-8 by Lot No. 285-A, and on the S., along lines 8-9-10 by road and on the W along lines 10-1 by Lot No. 285-C all of Csd-12-006894-D Registered in the name of DAISY VILLARUEL RANARA, “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2011. (SGD) CONRADO V. HINGCO, JR. Sheriff IV BWM July 18, 25 & August 1, 2011

selves, but are important in establishing international boundaries. There are no native islanders but there are rich fishing grounds and initial surveys indicate the islands may contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas. About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from Vietnam, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Brunei has also claimed an EEZ in the southeastern part of the Spratlys encompassing just one area of small islands above mean high water. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said claimant countries – except Taiwan and Brunei – have strengthened fortifications in the islets and shoals in the Spratlys. From one islet it began occupying in 1984, Malaysia now has troops on five islets with one having a 1,200-meter runway, which can reportedly accommodate heavy civilian and military transport planes, as well as a naval station in an island known as Layang-Layang, which had been a dive resort for tourists. China also was seen to have a steady military buildup in the area despite its being a signatory to the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. Latest surveillance photographs taken in 2010 showed different machine

gun emplacement as well as additional communications antennae. Naval vessels have also been anchored in Chigua Reef. Vietnam has also made impressive improvements in their occupied islands, with new communication equipment in Sin Cow (Rurok Island) installed last year. There are also single storey buildings in Allison Reef and in other sites such as Barque Canada Reef, Discovery Great Reef, Petley Reef, Pigeon Reef, and in East Reef. Aside from these, the AFP has also monitored new intrusions by China at a Philippine-claimed island, where the Chinese put up buoys and posts that were subsequently dismantled by Filipino fishermen. Chinese vessels also reportedly harassed an oil exploration ship of Department of Energy at Reed Bank. The Philippine military also reported sighting two foreign jets flying over the area, which were reportedly Chinese. “In order to protect our sovereignty and strengthen our claim over the Islands, we should intensify our military presence in the area and provide our military with the equipment necessary to defend our territory when the need arises. Further, there is a need for a group exclusively dedicated to ensuring that our claim over the Spratly Islands is protected,” the two lawmakers said.


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Likewise, for the CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE DATE OF BIRTH IN THE SERVICE RECORD OF FRANCISCO PACOY SUANO. For: CHANGE OF NAME FRANCISCO P. SUANO, Petitioner. - versus THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF PAGADIAN CITY, Respondent. HUMAN RESOURCES & MANAGEMENT OFFICER of the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Respondent. X-----------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER A verified petition for change of name in the Certificate of Live Birth of FRANCIS PACOY SUANO otherwise known as FRANCISCO PACOY SUANO and corection of entry in the date of birth in the Service Record of FRANCISCO P. SUANO in the office of the Human Resources and Management Office in the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte filed before this Court on June 13, 2011 by the herein petitioner, praying that after notice and hearing, an Order be issued directing the Respondents to effect the change of name and the correction of the entry of the date of birth in his Service Record, respectively. Petition alleges that he is a Filipino, of legal age, married and resident of Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Respondent is the City Civil Registrar of Pagadian City and the other is the Municipal Human Resource Management Officer of the Local Government of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Petitioner was born on April 11, 1950 and the facts of his birth was duly registered at the City Civil Registrar of Pagadian City. His first name as appearing in his Certificate of Live Birth is FRANCIS and not FRANCISCO as the name he is known of and as the one appearing in all his documents of importance. He is a government employee being the Municipal Agriculturist of the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. However, in all his documents of importance relative to his employment with the different government agencies-GSIS, PAG-IBIG, LTO, PHILHEALTH, his birthdate is erroneous as it has always been indicated as April 01, 1953 instead of April 11, 1950 as appearing in his Certificate of Live Birth. Since he was in grade school and up to college, he had always indicated in his school records FRANCISCO and his first name and APRIL 1, 1953 as his “date of birth”. Such facts he carried until he graduated college, as evidenced by his Official Transcript of Records of Panao College of Fisheries and Misamis University. His data on his first name and date of birth as appearing in his college records were eventually copies and used in his Service Records and has been the basis of his personal data with all those aforementioned government agencies. That there is a need to change/correct his “date of birth” in his Service Record in order to reflect the true and correct date of birth as reflected in his Certificate of Live Birth. Petitioner is of good moral character and has never been convicted of any crime especially those involving moral turpitude. That he filed the petition in good faith and is not intended to conceal the commission of a crime and/or defeat the investigation and prosecution of the same. To avoid any confusion, petition filed at the instant petition. Set the initial hearing of the petition to August 9, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning before the sala of this Court. Any person/s who has objection 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 the Order to the Office of the Solicitor General at Makati City, the Office of the Public Prosecutor in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Office of the City Civil Registrar of Pagadian City, Office of the Human Resource and Management of the Local Government of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Atty. Dorothea S. Basalo and to the petioner, Mr. Francisco P. Suan of Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Petitioner is hereby directed to publish copy of the Order to Business Weeks, a newspaper of general circulation for three (3) consecutive weeks, at his expense. So Ordered. Tubod, Lanao del Norte. June 16, 2011. (SGD) ALAN L. FLORES Judge BWM July 11, 18, 25, 2011


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Mimi Parrel-Pimentel: A Fashion Icon By JOE PALABAO


IMI Parrel-Pimentel is one of the brightest and one of the most sought after designers of the upper echelon of the society today. She is by far considered as a fashion icon par excellence of Cagayan de Oro and in Northern Mindanao Her designs and creations are always ahead of the fashion trend. She is not using catalogues and guides to her creations and collections. Her designs are unique and always are based on the clients’ body physiques, aura and personality that when her creations are over, when fitted, a stunning and mesmerizing look can be gleaned on her creations. Her designs exude sophistication and beauty beyond the capacity of human describing.

traditions where it helps She creates a design for every client she has, a her get more ideas.She visited US, HK, Singapore, creation before a fashion Malaysia, Thailand, Lontrend arrives to the indon, Japan and Korea. dustry and to the fashion scene. Her designs and creation are always anticipated ahead of the present fashion trend. Her creations are coming from the heart and ingenuity, rich and creative mind that comes out very original which fits to the personalities of her clients. Her creations exude elegance, high end fashion, stunning Mimi with the models look, quaint Last January 2011, she beauty and carpet head visited a bead factory in turner. In an interview, fashion Japan, a high end manufacturer icon Mimi Parrel Pimentel of beads told Business Week Minused for danao that she gets her embelfashion inspirations from lishments Elie Saab, a Lebanese of her creInternational Designer ations, and based in Europe whom accents of she finds all her collecher gowns. tions very impressive and She speconsistently beautiful. He cializes in used to design gowns wedding of celebrities from Holand formal lywood and prominent gowns. She’s people. Valentino is also also known one of her inspiration, for makVera Wang a known ing gowns bridal designer from New for Muslim York where she gets the Royalties and simplicity and elegance Sultan Outfit. in her creations. She uses In 2006 SONA, high end fabrics from Mrs. Bing Pimentel, wife known suppliers in differof Senator Nene Pimenent countries. Purchasing tel wore the stunning Fabrics are always part of her itinerary every time creation of Mimi Parrel Pimentel. It was a modern he goes out of the counethnic gown made from try.She loves to explore our very own Mindanao the different customs and Silk-a very delicate fabric

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intricately woven from butterfly cocoon. Her creation then became a head-turner on the red carpet noticed by the media and fashion enthusiasts on that event. And in 2007 SONA she also designed an exotic and fabulous Pinya barong for Nene Pimentel and Terno Gown for Mrs. Bing Pimentel which was stunning in the crowd. In the local scene she has dressed prominent businessmen and politicians.Councilor Dante Pajo and Vice Mayor Ian Acenas and known wives of businessmen. At A Glance – Melody May ‘Mimi’ Parrel Pimentel is an International Studies graduate of Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan and spent sometime assisting in her family’s construction business at Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City where her aunt’s Jessie Sia shop , the known fashion pillar of Cagayan de Oro City was situated alongside. In this setting, Mimi found herself working on her design sketches more for fun than developing a serious career option. Her aunt noticed her attempts and enthusiasm and encouraged her to develop her burgeoning talent. Her parents have likewise recognized her potentials and offered strong support. Consequently, they sent her to Madonna School of Fashion and Design in Ayala, Makati City, Metro Manila from 1992 to 1994 where she studied and pursued her aspira-

Collections of Mimi Parrel-Pimentel during the grand launching of FIP last March 13, 2011

for Aunt Jessie Sia where she further developed and honed her skills and talents into an art form, becoming savvy with the managerial aspect of the business in the fashion world. And when her aunt left the country Mimi assumed the responsibility and took on the business. In 1997, she established the Mimi Pimentel Boutique and Dress Shop and confident in her independence and honed skills, anticipating difficulties but with the support of her family and loved one , it made the challenge easy for her. Believing in her ultimate success she started in a small shop with a single mannequin and old sewing machines scattered around. Not allowing this minor details to distract her from her goals, she conscientiously attended to her clients - treating each one uniquely with specific needs and attended to details and high regard for individual sensibilities has earned Mimi the confidence and admiration of loyal clientele who has spread the good work around, making Mimi’s

Turnover of the key from the Director of FIP-Ortigas Shanon Pamaong to FIP-CDO Director and Fashion Icon Mimi Parrel Pimentel.

College of Fashion where work a topic and intershe took up the Period est and conversation for Corsetry Course and many years to come. Central St. Martins for For what she is now, Pattern Making and Shoe Mimi improves her skills Design.. and For her encontintrepreneurues to ial work attend and sucfashion cess she trainreceived ing and the Ramon conferMagsayences say Founhere dation and the Best abroad. Female EnShe is trepreneur conin Region stantly X. A Memupdatber of Oro ing with Fashion the Designers latest MIMI PARREL-PIMENTEL Fashion Defashion signer and Director of Fashion Institute Guild of Cagayan trends of the Philippines- CDO Branch. de Oro and deCity (OFGD) and pressigns in the fashion capiently the Director and tal of the world- Europe. tions. After finishing owner of, The Philippines’ She studied at Fashion the course, she worked Best and Biggest Fashion Institute of Technology as an in- house designer School-The Fashion Insti(2004), a premier Fashtute of the Philippines with ion School in New York the partnership of designwhere she learned to er Shannon Pamaong. anticipate fashion trends Mimi Parrel Pimentel and designs. She also is now the Fashion Icon went to study in London of Cagayan de Oro City and Northern Mindanao whose legacy with only one mannequin when she started in 1997 in town and now becoming practically a household name in the upper echelon of the society and in Mindanao is a testament that indeed talent and hard work makes her extraordinary. She also have a satellite branch in Manila at unit 404, Quadrillion Mansion Condominium in San Juan where she meets her Manila clients. She continues to weave a tapestry of awe and inspirations for many people aspire for more beauty, Angeli Quin Vence Mae Bacus Emie Lou Yamba Kissy Mae Alcorin Christine Kaye Catherine Marie more success and more Agustero Valdehuesa Almirante glorious creations in the models wearing creations of Mimi Parrel Pimentel-Fashion Icon Par Excellence. fashion industry.


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B’knon guv hails initiative for IPs, Muslim education

Bukidnon 2nd District Rep. Florencio T. Flores, Jr. (left photo) and DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera sign the government’s pledge and commitment of support to PRIME implementation in Bukidnon. PHOTOS BY ANN NOBLE

DepEd Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera and PRIME Program Director Nelson Ireland led the launching that started with an indigenous


Mindanao. The Mindanao schools were beneficiaries of USAID’s GEM program. With over 2,000 technologically challenged Philippine high schools, Wit Philippines will continue to serve and connect disadvantaged schools to the online world, enabling Filipino students to navigate through the new media and bridging the digital divide.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental CITY OF EL SALVADOR Petition No. CPN 2011-0003 In the Matter of the Change of Name in the certificate of Live Birth of “GLORIA AGBU UY”

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 o£ R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CHUCHI AGBU UY-LIM has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “GLORIA” to “CHUCHI” in the Certificate of Live Birth of “GLORIA AGBU UY” who was bom on November 03, 1961 at Taytay, El Salvador, Misamis, Oriental from parents UY ANG KOO and LORETA TAPAY AGBU. At the expense of the Petitioner, Let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said Petition may, within ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) OLIVIA E. LABIS City Civil Registrar

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental CITY OF EL SALV ADOR Petition No. CFN 2011-0004 In the Matter of the Change of Name in the certificate of Live Birth of “ROMUALDO BAHIAN BAJUYO”

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that “BERNIE B. BAJUYO” Petition for Change of First Name from “ROMUALDO” to “BERNIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROMUALDO BAHIAN BAJUYO who was born on November 14, 1963 at Tambaling, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental from parents Warlito Bajuyo and Segundina Bahian. At the expense of the Petitioner, Let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said Petition may, within ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) OLIVIA E. LABIS City Civil Registrar BWM July 25 & Aug. 1, 2011

Trixia R. Bagares, Petitioner, -versus-

Civil Case No. 2010-956 For: Declaration of Nullity of Marriage

Eustaquio C. Magallanes Jr., Respondent. X------------------------------------/ EUSTAQUIO C. MAGALLANES, JR. ANDALES, INITAO, MISAMIS ORIENTAL OR AT: GIMANGPANG, INITAO, MISAMIS ORIENTAL

From far-flung village to the global village

BWM July 25 & Aug. 1, 2011

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental


Sunnex cooking demo at SM SUNNEX, finest kitchenware brand of SM Department Store will once again bring celebrity chefs, Chef Mitchie Sison and Chef Jeremy Fabia on July 30 at SM Department Store’s Free Cooking Demonstration. A whole afternoon of fun and exciting prizes will be given away by Sunnex. Plus, local band performances will entertain the participating guests while waiting for the deliciously line-up menu cooked by our

ONLINE CLASSROOMS. Gearing up for more Internet connectivity are Euphelia G. Agustin, Admin Asst. III for DepEd 10; Archie Velasco, Senior Manager of Ayala Foundation; Atty. Shirley O. Chatto, DepEd 1C’s Chief Admin Officer; and Robin R. Cui Jr, Sales and Marketing Director, Wit Philippines.

WIT Philippines has been connecting Philippine high schools in far-flung areas to the Internet. Commissioned by DepEd through DepEd Memo 50---with the active collaboration of the Ayala Foundation, through the Gearing Up Internet Literacy and Access for Students [GILAS]. Wit Philippines has already ushered to the World Wide Web close to 800 high schools in Luzon, Visayas, and especially



By ANN NOBLE Bukidnon Bureau Chief

MALAYBALAY City – A partnership between the Australian and Philippine governments gave the indigenous and Muslim school children of this province access to quality education. Officially launched last Friday, July 23, the Philippines’ Response to Indigenous Peoples’ and Muslim Education (PRIME) program will enable and assist the Department of Education provide culturally sensitive and relevant education to the aforementioned school children with the aid coming from the Australian government which amounted to A$20 million for the whole country. PRIME’s implementation started this year 2011 to 2014.

July 25-31, 2011

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental CITY OF EL SALVADOR Petition No. CFN 2011-0005 In the Matter of the Change of Name in the certificate of Live Birth of “CIRILO UNSON ABUHAN”

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R. A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELMER U. ABUHAN has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Nam e from “CIRILO” to “ELMER” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CIRILO UNSON ABUHAN who was born on FEBRUARY 08, 1962 at Tambaling, Bolobolo, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental parents Emiliano Abuhan and Claudia Unson. At the expense of the Petitioner, Let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said Petition may, within ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) OLIVIA E. LABIS City Civil Registrar

BWM July 25 & Aug. 1, 2011


GREETINGS! This Court issued an Order dated July 07, 2011 allowing Summons be served upon the EUSTAQUIO C. MAGALLANES, JR. in a newspaper of general circulation, pursuant to Section 6 of the Rule on Declaration of Nullity of Void Marriages. It is pursuant thereto that this Summons by Publication is issued. WHEREAS, quoted hereunder is the Petition, to wit: “Petitioner, TRIXIA R. BAGARES, through undersigned attorneys, unto this Honorable Court, most respectfully states that: 1. Petitioner is of legal age, (34 years old) Filipino, married and with residence and postal address at Gimangpang, Initao, Misamis Oriental. Legal papers and processes intended for or emanating from this Honorable Court may be served at the address of the undersigned counsel at 2712 Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, 6000 Cebu City; 2. Respondent is also of legal age, (30 years old) Filipino, married and with last known addresses at Andales, Initao, Misamis Oriental and/or Gimangpang, Initao, Misamis Oriental. His current whereabouts is unknown to the Petitioner; 3. Petitioner and Respondent met sometime in 2003. In the year 2004, Respondent solicited donation from the Petitioner for a school project, a yearbook – because he was graduating from college at that time. Respondent courted the Petitioner in the second paragraph of his Thank You letter to her for the donation that she gave to Respondent; 4. Since then, Petitioner and Respondent had a continued and extremely passionate communication and made a lot of exchanges so that on October 12, 2005 which is the birthday of the Petitioner, the two (2) become officially sweethearts; 5. At the time Petitioner and Respondent became sweethearts, the Petitioner’s father was seriously ill and having Respondent being there as her shoulder to cry on, Petitioner fell so in love with the Respondent; 6. In June 2008, Respondent and Petitioner set their wedding date on December 23, 2008 and from then on, both were busy preparing for their big day. Petitioner who works in Canada as a care-giver shouldered almost all of the expenses for the big day, while Respondent with the assistance of the Petitioner’s mother prepared the details of the celebration requisites in their hometown in Initao, Misamis Oriental; 7. Petitioner and Respondent got married in a Catholic wedding ceremony in Gitagum, Misamis Oriental on December 23, 2008. (Machine copy of the Certificate of their Marriage officiated by Rev. Fr. Doroteo Jr. S. Rabuyo, SSJV is hereto attached as Annex “A”); 8. On January 27, 2009 Petitioner left again for Canada to return to her work. She then declared the Respondent as her dependent family member in her application for PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA in Canada in order for both of them to start a family in a greener pasture; 9. At the time of the celebration of the marriage however, Respondent was already suffering from psychological incapacity to comply with the essential marital obligations although this incapacity only surfaced and was discovered by the Petitioner only during the marriage; 10. This psychological incapacity manifested itself in many ways, more particularly in Respondent’s refusal to live together, give mutual love, support, respect and fidelity to Petitioner; 11. This is evident when on June 19, 2009, the Embassy of Canada sent Respondent a kit of documents for him to fill up and an instruction for him to return it to the Embassy’s Office along with all the appropriate records and forms within 60 days from the date thereof as a requisite for the Petitioner’s and Respondent’s joint Canadian PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA APPLICATION; 12. In order to assist Respondent in complying the requisites for their Joint Permanent Residence Visa application, Petitioner told Respondent that they do live camera to camera conversation over the internet (“live chat”, in internet parlance) to discuss pertinent information relative to the said visa application; 13. Respondent however failed to have “live chat” with Petitioner for several times which made her wonder why Respondent seemed not anymore interested in complying with the requirements for their joint visa application, when in fact before they got married, respondent was the one who was very eager to come to Canada and live with her to start their family there; 14. From then on, Petitioner have been deeply troubled when Respondent would become easily irritable whenever she coaxed Respondent to process the requirements for their application every time she had a chance talking to him over the phone; 15. In the second week of July 2009, Petitioner was tremendously devastated when Respondent confided to Petitioner that he is no longer interested to pursue their joint visa application as he has already nurtured a romantic relationship with another woman – whom Petitioner later found out to be Pinky Maestrado (a 49 year-old widow) – and starting thereon, Petitioner lost her communication with Respondent as the latter’s mobile phone was always out of reach whenever Petitioner dialed it day after day; 16. In September 2009, when Petitioner was still in the state of deep emotional distress and intense sadness on what happened to her marriage, she contacted her cousin, Jeffrey C. Abellanosa who works under the National Bureau of Investigation in Cagayan de Oro City to look for Respondent as Petitioner had already lost contact with him so that this cousin, Jeffrey C. Abellanosa could help her convince Respondent to talk her for a possible reconciliation; 17. Petitioner however was instead awfully devastated even more when Respondent told her cousin to inform her not to bother seeing Respondent again as he had already made a decision to instead live with his mistress; Pinky Maestrado for good and that he had long been decided to abandon his plan to live with Petitioner as his wife and to start their family in Canada; 18. Hoping against hope to be reconciled with Respondent, Petitioner went home in Initao, Misamis Oriental on October 11, 2010 and requested Respondent’s brother, Elmer C. Magallanes to help her re-connect with the herein Respondent but the same cold reply to forget him and Petitioner’s marriage with him because he is already happy in the arms of his mistress, Pinky Maestrado was all she gathered from the respondent; 19. To this date, Respondent never showed up himself to Petitioner which has hugely aggravated the latter’s emotional turmoil; 20. Respondent’s deliberate act in abandoning Petitioner and their joint permanent residence visa application will most probably cause Petitioner loss her job in Canada if the Canadian Embassy so decide to refuse her visa application due to Respondent’s failure to act on the requisites set forth by the Embassy. (Machine copy of the Last Warning dated August 27, 2010 sent to both Petitioner and Respondent by the embassy is hereto attached as Annex “B”.); 21. Petitioner and Respondent did not acquire any property and they do not have a child born during their marriage; 22. Petitioner respectfully invokes Article 36 of the Family Code for this Honorable Court to declare her marriage a nullity on the ground of Respondent’s psychological incapacity to comply with the essential marital obligations. WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is most respectfully prayed that after due notice and hearing, the instant petition be granted and the marriage of the Petitioner to the Respondent be declared a nullity from the beginning on the ground of respondent’s psychological incapacity to comply with his essential marital obligations. Other just and equitable reliefs are likewise prayed for. Respectfully submitted, October 28, 2010. Cebu City for Initao, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. SUSUSCO CAVALES LAW OFFICES Counsel for the Petitioner 2712 Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo 6000 Cebu City Email add:

MECHELL BUBA EBAS, Petitioner, - versus CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Respondent. X ------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Petitioner, through counsel, filed a verified Petition for Correction of Entry in the Records of Birth of Dong Kook Ebas Seo, so that her gender will be corrected from Male to Female. Finding said petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. The Petitioner is hereby directed to cause this Order to be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a duly accredited newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro, Province of Misamis Oriental, at her own expense. Let copies of this Order be posted in the Bulletin Board of the City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, Bulletin Board of the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Bulletin Board of this Court. This case is set for hearing on August 16, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. at the Session Hall of this Court. The Civil Registrar and any person having or claiming any interest under the entries whose cancellation or correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the Petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file his/her opposition thereto. Let a copy of this Order be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, the Petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given this 13th day of July, 2011 at Cagayan de Oro City. (SGD) MARITES FILOMENA RANA-BERNALES Presiding Judge

Republic of the Philippines) City of Cebu )S.S.

By Atty. Peme J. Cavales Roll No. 50020 PTR No. 6410738/Cebu Province/1-13-10 IBP No. 809774/Cebu City/1-08-10 MCLE Compliance No. II-0018800 MCLE 3rd Compliance, on process by IBP Cebu Province Chapter

VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING I, TRIXIA R. BAGARES, of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident of Gimangpang, Initao, Misamis Oriental, on oath state, THAT: 1. I am the Petitioner in the above-entitled case; 2. I have caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing Petition; 3. I have read the same and understood the contents and allegations stated therein, and that the same are true and correct to the best of my personal knowledge and based on authentic documents; 4. There is no other action or proceeding pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency similar to the foregoing, and should I thereafter learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before any of these courts, tribunal or agency, I shall undertake to report this or such fact within five (5) days therefrom to this Honorable Court. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature this October 28, 2010 at Cebu City, Philippines. TRIXIA R. BAGARES SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me in the City of Cebu, Philippines this October 28, 2010, with affiant exhibiting to me as competent evidence of her identity: Passport No. UU0689919 issued by the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, Canada, valid until March 22, 2012. Atty. Peme J. Cavales Notary Public Notarial Commission No. 0232 Until December 31, 2010 PTR No. 6410738/01-13-10/Cebu Capitol IBP No. 809774/01-08-10/Cebu City Roll of Attorneys No. 50020

Doc. No. 352 Page No. 70 Book No. III Series of 2010. NOW THEREFORE, through this Summons by Publication, EUSTAQUIO C. MAGALLANES, JR. of Andales, Initao, Misamis Oriental or/and Gimangpang, Initao, Misamis Oriental is hereby required to answer the Petition within thirty (30) days from the last issue of publication. So ordered. WITNESS the HON. JUDY A. SIA-GALVEZ, Acting Presiding Judge of this court, this 7th day of July 2011 at Initao, Misamis Oriental. (SGD) ATTY. IAN C. TAJONERA-BERNARDO Clerk of Court VI

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PUERTO-SAYRE FLOVER ON PROGRESS CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY is very privileged in having the Puerto-Sayre Flyover project since it will help greatly in decongesting the heavy traffic along the Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan Road (BCIR) crossing over intersection of Sayre Highway that links the west and east regional center, cities and municipalities of the city. The project focuses on the construction of 234.421 linear meter of fabricated modular flyover using six (6) pieces 1.00 meter diameter x 25 meters length on Abutment 1 and two (2) pieces 1.50 meters diameter x 25 meters length on Abutment 2 bored pile. Also, two (2) pieces of 1.50 meters diameters x 25 meters length are being bused for Piers 1, 2, 3 and 4. The flyover project is implemented under the Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP) of the President’s Bridge Program Office (PBPO) of the Department of Public

Works and Highways (DPWH), Central Office under the close monitoring of the DPWH Regional Office No. 10. It is a foreign-assisted project being funded by the COFACE Export Credit Guarantee Assistance of the French government. The project costs P362,950,932.96. Its construction started last March 28, 2011 with a completion date of September 28, 2011 but with the good weather condition, it is expected that the project will be finished ahead of time. The works that are already completed are: • Bolts tightening for the superstructures; • Installation of railings; • Embankment and subgrade preparation at Approach 1; • Pouring of concrete for backwall at Approach 2;

• Excavation of retaining on both sides of Approach 2; and • Pouring of Lean Concrete for Retaining Wall foundation on both sides of Approach 2. As of press time, ongoing works are focused on the repainting of some portions of superstructures and rebar of Retaining Walls footings for both sides of Approach 2, putting of aggregate base course and concreting of Approach 1 with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP). If granted with a fair weather condition, the following activities will be done for the coming week: • construction of Retaining Wall at Approach 2; and • painting of Piers capping As of today, the project has an actual accomplishment of 83.40%.


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LTFRB-10 tells transport sector to observe accessibility law Consumers... from page 16


considered.” LAPOCOF’s assessment of the 2010 Mindanao power crisis revealed that while the El Niño phenomenon played its part in constraining the output of the Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric complexes, the lack of dredging and other preventive maintenance procedures in the fore bay of the dams, lack of funds for proper maintenance and rehabilitation of the aging plants also played their part in significantly reducing their output.

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), region 10, has urged the different transport groups here to observe the provisions of the Accessibility Law particularly on public land transportation. LTFRB Assistant Regional Director Alan Guro has reiterated in a transport forum said that the Board has issued Memorandum Circular Number 2010-023 to support the Accessibility Law in promoting the mobility of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and generating public aware-

ness on their rights and special needs. Under the circular, he said owners and operators of public utility buses and jeepneys (PUB/PUJ) are required by the Board to provide designated seats for PWD’s inside all their units and display the international symbol of accessibility in those seats, otherwise, they will be facing sanctions. He said regular buses should have at least five designated seats for PWD’s near the entrance door while air-conditioned buses should have at least four such seats for PWD’s.

Other passengers may use the designated seats for PWD’s but should yield them to incoming PWD’s whenever the occasion arises, Guro added. The LTFRB official said that owners and operators of buses operating in highly-urbanized cities should also install in their units audio-visual aids such as buzzer, bells and fl ashing lights to inform the driver of any alighting passengers. In addition to that, terminals and stations should, likewise, provide seats for PW DS w it h t he corresponding markings on the

chairs/benches, Guro further said. He added that ramps should also be provided for easy access by wheelchairs to waiting lounge/s or passenger area while doors to comfort rooms should likewise be widened to allow the entry of wheelchairs. Guro emphasized that any operator found violating any of the provisions of this Board Circular shall be penalized Php50,000 for the fi rst offense and P100,000 for the second offense. His franchise will also be cancelled upon third offense, he concluded.


in the next three years is an improvement in the reading and English proficiency of our students hoping they will have better grasp of equally important subjects like science and mathematics,” Dr. Goerlich added. “Ultimately, we want our students to excel in these fields

and for them to be more prepared as they aspire to become more globally competitive.” “Business plays an important role in helping secure quality of education for the future of our children,” Mr. SyCip added. “I thank Steag for its meaningful contribution to the development

of the people in its host communities.” SPI spearheads the Tagoloan Reading and English Proficiency Program in cooperation with the Local Government of Tagoloan, the Department of Education and the Synergeia Foundation.


Cogon, Ororama Carmen and Ororama TLP Market City. The models which made a dramatic transformation of Denim Collections were Virnajenn B. Bacus-Miss Kagayan 2010. Bianca Myleen G. Erfe-1st Ruinner-Up/Miss Kagay-an Tourism 2010, Jeminah Ruth S. Ferrer-2nd Run-

ner Up, Rhea Lou V. Zayas-4th Runner Up, Z-Love SalcedoFinalist Miss Kagay-an 2010 and guest models Jason C. Catamora, Jason S. Ranara and Murielle Kaye F. Bacarro. Ororama is inviting all valued shoppers and loyal customers to buy their desired branded Denim collections

that aims not only to provide a better education for both the indigenous and Muslim children, but as a channel of communication as initiated by DepEd through PRIME. In his statement, Governor Calingasan cited the government’s efforts of recognizing the Madrasah for the Muslim learners of province and also hoped that with PRIME, the indigenous education will be recognized too. The launching of PRIME was highlighted with the signing

of pledges and commitment of support by various stakeholders and leaders from Christian, Muslim and Indigenous peoples. Through PRIME, the Australian government through its representatives will assist DepEd develop learning materials, train teachers and adapt the curriculum to make teaching and learning culturally sensitive and relevant to indigenous and Muslim school children. DepEd Bukidnon Schools Superintendent Ingrid Racoma

enterprise and retail broadband, including clients of wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. On February 17, PLDT filed an application for NTC’s approval of the telco’s participation in the ownership, construction and maintenance of the ASE submarine cable network and for authority to construct the Philippine terminal station in the province of Camarines Norte and the issuance of the provisional authority for this purpose. The NTC approved PLDT’s application during an en banc last week, said agency head Gamaliel Cordoba. “The grant of an authority for PLDT’s participation in the ASE submarine cable

network and the construction of the Philippine terminal station will redound to the best interest and convenience of the public in general,” PLDT assured the NTC. The project, PLDT added, is expected to cater the forecast exponential growth in bandwidth requirements for new and revolutionary broadband application such as Internet protocol, video, data and other multimedia services and will likewise provide resiliency and diversity to the existing submarine cable systems. The ASE system will link the country with Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and mainland China as well as other Southeast Asian coun-

ranging from apparels, bags, shoes, accessories and clothing from Ororama Center, J.R.Borja- Cogon, Ororama Carmen and Ororama TLP Market City and win big prizpromotional strategies and es in their One Million Major the market’s renewed appetite Promo. Denim collections are from page 6 for travel. AFFORDABLE, TRENDY three months of 2011. Of this PAL said it remains cauAND FASHIONABLE. number, 4.25 billion RPKs ac- tious in view of volatile fuel in an interview revealed that counted for PAL’s internation- costs, slowdown in Japan trafthe said program is part of the al traffic, while the balance of fic due to tsunami disaster in Philippine government’s goal 750 million RPKs represented March, and the still-existing on EFA or Education for All. the domestic sector. Category 2 status of the counIt’s expected that by 2015, all Earlier, the Airline Busi- try imposed by the US Federal Filipinos will have access to ness magazine ranked PAL as Aviation Administration. quality education. the world’s 61st largest airline. The Category 2 status According to Dr. Racoma, The ranking is based on RPK, from the US Federal Aviation there will be around 100 teach- which is considered the true Administration bans local airers that will be needed for the measure of airline passenger lines from expanding operathree-year implementation for traffic. For the last two years, tions in the United States. This the province and initially Ta- PAL recorded an average ruling affects only PAL which lakag and Impasugong towns of 17.8 billion RPKs in the is the sole local carrier that has were identified as pilot areas World Airline Rankings. operations and the capability considering the percentage of Aside from increased pasto fly across the Pacific. the IPs living in the said areas. senger demand in the internaThe flag carrier is expected tional sector, PAL attributes to announce soon its financial tries. NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. have been tapped to con- its first-quarter performance performance for its fiscal year duct marine survey, and the to enhanced marketing and ending March. subsequent cable and equipRepublic of the Philippines ment installation. REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region The 7,200-kilometer sysBRANCH 28 tem is envisioned to provide Mambajao, Camiguin seamless interconnection SPL. PROC. NO. 440 with other major cable sys- IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE RECORDS tems connecting Europe, the OF BIRTHS IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL Middle East, other parts of CIVIL REGISTRY OF CATARMAN, CAMIGUIN Asia, and the United States. CHANGING THE SEX OF THE CHILD FROM MALE TO FEMALE, It will carry commercial traffic beginning third quarter of MARY ROSE RODRIGUEZ, rep. by her mother FLORENDA J. RODRIGUEZ, 2012. Petitioner, ASE is designed to provide -versusmore than 15 terabits capacity THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CATARMAN of field proven 40 gigabits per PROVINCE OF CATARMAN, Respondent. second (Gbps) transmission x------------------------------------------------------------------/ technology and has the capaORDER bility to incorporate 100Gbps optical technology in the Petitioner, Mary Rose Rodriguez, Filipino, minor, represented by her mother, future. Florenda J. Rodriguez, single and resident of Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin thru the

down in Manila are also being selected during the Kumbira competitions here. Kumbira has been known to be the only culinary show consistently held throughout the country in its whole existence because of the support of the general public, its generous and loyal sponsors, the schools, the industry in general. The 15th of Kumbira 2011 is co-presented by Nestle professional, the Department of Tourism 10, and the Hotel and Restaurant

Association of the Philippines (HRAP). Major sponsors include Unilever Foodsolutions, Minor sponsors - Philippine Spring Water Resources, Limketkai Center, F&B World Magazine, Star Ads, SLERS Ham, Philippine Ostrich & Crocodile Farm, Shellane, T&W Company-La Germania, Pryce Gas, PBLCDO Chapter, Samsung by Solidmark, Parasat Cable TV, Remantec corporation, Desmark Corporation, SCPA, PLDT-PhilCom, Oro Kleene, Mandaue Foam, Centrex

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from page 7 next three years, “Dr. Goerlich said. “This amount represents about 40% of our planned social investments for this community of around P6.74 million.” “What we hope to achieve

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Muslim... from page 19

ritual. Present also were DepEd regional and provincial officials, Muslim and IP leaders as well as local government officials and non-government organizations. In a message read by Bukidnon Assistant Provincial Administrator Mercy Ebcas, the governor of the province Alex Calingasan conveyed his deep appreciation to the program

PLDT... from page 8

PLDT’s participation in the cable system was sealed via a construction and maintenance agreement signed on January 27 in Tokyo. Other phone firms involved in the project are NTT Communications in Japan and StarHub in Singapore. Telekom Malaysia signed a separate agreement with NTT Communications in Kuala Lumpur. The project will require PLDT to put up another cable landing station on the east coast of the country. This project will benefit many PLDT clients such as those in the corporate, small- and medium-scale

Cohara... from page 14

For the past four or five years now, Kumbira had been able to gather both contestants and exhibitors from all over Mindanao and the Visayas and the Center for Culinary Arts, Manila, in particular. Aside from the regular events being competed, The Chef Wars Winning Teams (professionals and students) who will represent Mindanao to the national food show-

power plants in the Agus/ Pulangui complex, analyze how much each plant can be improved, and implement them!” Mr. Oller noted. “It is ironic that such measure which is normally being done by private companies is not in any way done in Napocor. There appears to be a blatant disregard for this option which should lead us to think why the simplest solution is not being

Globe... from page 6

flexible physical and virtual interconnect, expert service alignment, and real-time service management. To establish a solid foundation for its Carrier Ethernet services, Globe passed numerous compliance tests and has achieved MEF 9 and most recently, MEF 14 certifications. With these certifications, enterprise customers are guaranteed that Globe’s Carrier Ethernet services measure up to international standards accepted globally. “Our MEF certification

and this agreement with CENX signifies our relentless commitment in offering superior customer experience by continuously enhancing the quality of Carrier Ethernet services that we provide enterprises,” added Romero. “We are pleased to welcome Globe Telecom to CENX, the largest global service provider community of Carrier Ethernet Exchange,” said, Eric Gillenwater, SVP of Worldwide Development of CENX, “We look forward to their success via CENX, much like other members of CENX have been able to achieve.”


Public Attorney’s Office, alleges, that she was born on October 6, 2008 at Catarman, District Hospital, Poblacion Catarman, Camiguin whose birth was duly recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Catarman, Camiguin as shown by her Certificate of Birth but which birth record erroneously recorded her Sex as MALE when in fact and in truth she is a FEMALE as shown in her Medical Certificate, issued by Dr. Salem L. Matonding, M.D., of the Catarman District Hospital. In order to correct such erroneous entry this petition is filed. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on September 19, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: Office of the Solicitor General; Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin and Catarman, Camiguin and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the proceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin,this 11th day of July 2011.

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A fashion drama @ Ororama By JOE PALABAO Correspondent

A FABULUOS Fashion Drama featuring Denim Collections was held at the Men’s and Ladies Wear Department of Ororama Center at Cogon, Cagayan de Oro City last July 16. Ororama is a leading department store in the region in creating shopping awareness to all its loyal customers and valued shoppers. In the world of fashion, Ororama Department Store has leveled up in all their apparels, accessories and products being manufactured by the leading reputable brands for ladies and men’s wear in the country today. Array of best Denim Collections which are trendy, fashionable and affordable

were dramatically modeled by the winners of Miss Kagay-an 2010. The shoppers and customers were awed and mesmerized by the dramatic transformations of the models from trendy and fashionable attires ranging from pants, shorts, bags, accessories, shoes, hats and blouses. Beautiful pieces of Denim collections dramatically transformed the models into real live mannequins as they come out and displayed chic styles of collection pieces at the catwalk. The show was A Fashion Drama promoting different Denim collections to all the valued shoppers and loyal customers of Ororoma Center to buy the trendy, fashionFASHION/PAGE 21

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

De Luxe Hotel

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

Maxandrea Hotel

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

Grand City Hotel

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

Hotel Conchita

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

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

Country Village Hotel

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

Southwinds Hotel

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

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Tel. Nos. 754525/ 754263/ 3091986, Fax No. (8822) 754497

Discovery Hotel

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

Pearlmont Inn

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

Red Palm Inn


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

Cagayan Riverview Inn

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

Chali Beach Resort

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

Nature Pensionne

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



Velez-Macahambus Sts, CDO Tel Nos. 8571776, 721776 email : gchreservaƟ

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

Sir George Pension House Visit us now!


Golden Blind Masseurs Honest to Goodness Shaitsu & Sweddish Therapeutic Massage Services complemented with Facial Strokes, Accupressure and Reflexology. GOMEZ-PABAYO STS., infront of CHANA BEAUTY SALON Tel. Nos. 856-4841 or 857-4659

Present this ad and get P20.00 off from our regular rate.

PANEDOTTE PASTRIES are available at Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, just in front of the Senior Citizens Center in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental with Tel Nos. (08822) 740-211, (088) 856-2419; Cell Phone Nos. 0917-706-2247 and 0917706-1516, or visit them at 162 M.H. del Pilar –Velez Sts., Cagayan de Oro City

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

Miami INN

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


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

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


July 25-31, 2011



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