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Low power reserve

POWER reserve levels in the Mindanao grid remain low, according to Energy Sec. Jose Rene Almendras. The Energy chief said the Department of Energy (DOE) is not happy with the reserve levels in Mindanao. “We’re lucky that the hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao are doing well, and that there are no major breakdowns. The hydroelectric power plants are okay but [the situation] is still not stable,” Almendras said. He said the DOE is trying to bring in as much capacity in the Mindanao grid. “Hopefully the Iligan power plant comes online in a few months.” The reserves are very low, according to Almendras, adding that reserves are usually only 100 megawatts (MW) during peak hours. He made it clear though that no brownouts are being experienced in Mindanao, saying that the reserve levels are just too low. “We’re enticing more as many investors as we can to Mindanao. And there are now more people interested,” he said.

20-ha solar farm

THE Philippine subsidiary of the Toronto-based Canadian renewable energy company Enerasia Renewable Corp. is now on the lookout for a 20-hectare land in the city or Misamis Oriental province for its solar farm project. If plans pushes through, this will be the second solar farm in the city and in the entire Philippines, said Jose P. Leviste Jr., chairman of Constellation Energy Corp., during a press conference here.


By NELSON V. CONSTANTINO, Editor-in-Chief and BONG FABE, Contributor

HE Department of Labor and Employment on Friday has announced the approval of a P17/day across-theboard increase to all minimum wage earners in northern Mindanao starting this month of July.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz, in a press statement, said the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Northern Mindanao has issued a new Wage Order No. RX-16, granting a P17.00 cost of living allowance (COLA) for workers in the region. The wage order provides that the COLA shall be integrated in the basic pay after six months.

Baldoz said the new wage adjustment will take effect before the end of the month with the increase effective 15 days after the publication of the order in a newspaper. The wage board, according to the statement, has set categories in its order: minimum wage rates in the non-agricultural sector in Northern Mindanao under wage category 1 (compriswage/PAGE 11

By BONG FABE Contributor

jeepneys can be found in Mind anao’s b enchmark for eco-friendly developments—Pueblo de Oro Business Park—plying as shuttle services in its environs, especially to and from the surrounding subdivisions, mall green/PAGE 11

‘Green jeepneys’ now Pueblo ramps up ‘Green Initiative’ ply Cagayan de Oro with Primavera Residences launch THE first ever electric passenger jeepneys in Northern Mindanao are only found in this capital city and regional center. Environment-friendly and cost-efficient, these e-

Port collections rise

THE revamp in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here has resulted in a dramatic increase of collections and apprehension of several luxury vehicles in Cagayan de Oro City port. Atty. Anju Nereo Castigador, who himself had just recently assumed as District Collector of Customs in the province, on an interview here, said the major overhaul specifically at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) sub-port of Cagayan de Oro had given new impetus in ther drive to achieve the collection goals. He said MCT alone collected P408.5 million, exceeding its June 2010 performance by P187,688,947, or 85 percent.

PRIMAVERA GRAND LAUNCH: Grand launch of the Primavera Residences at the Pueblo de Oro Township on July 5. (L-R) ItalPinas Chair Joey Leviste, AVP Construction VP-Ops Arsenio B. Manuta, Gov. Oscar S. Moreno, ItalPinas President Romolo V. Nati and Pueblo de Oro Dev. Corp. Pres. Rommel M. Leuterio photo supplied

WAGE HIKE: Minimum wage earners in northern Mindanao get reprieve with P17/day salary increase starting this month.

By MIKE BAÑOS Correspondent

CAGAYAN DE ORO’S biggest real estate development ramped up its “Green Initiative” with the grand launch of Mindanao’s first eco-friendly condominium Tuesday, July 5 at the

360-hectare Pueblo de Oro Township. “Primavera Residences complements other green efforts in the Pueblo de Oro Township, including the 40-hectare Pueblo Urban Rainforest and the electric shuttles serving Township

residents, making Pueblo the benchmark for ecofriendly developments in Cagayan de Oro,” said Pueblo de Oro Vice President-General Manager Rodolfo L. Meñes. The 40-hectare Puebpueblo/PAGE 12

Phividec approves Filinvest’s 300mw power project in Misor LISTED-firm Filinvest Development Corp. has formally completed its diversification from one of the country’s leading real estate developers into the power industry with the approval of its proposed 300 mega watt power project in Misamis Oriental. A report said the board of the Philippine Veterans Investment Development Corp.

(Phividec) has reportedly approved the application of the consortium led by Filinvest as a locator of its industrial estate in Mindanao. The source who is privy to details of the project said the approval of FiIinvest’s application is still subject to compliance of certain requirements, which the consortium is currently finalizing.

The Phividec Industrial Authority is a governmentowned and -controlled corporation. It is mandated by its charter to identify, develop, manage and supervise the 3,000-hectare Phividec Industrial Estate and equip these areas with the necessary infrastructure to encourage the inflow of domestic and power/PAGE 9

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DOST supports expansion RDC-10 promotes I-Rice of ICT-BPO industry in NM By FIL DEO Correspondent

By TESS S. BALUYOS Contributor

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST), region 10, supports the expansion of the Information and Communication Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (ICT-BPO) industry in region 10.

This assurance came DOST-10 Director Alfredo T. Alamban of DOST, who said DOST is ready to make ICT as enabling tool to help expand and sustain the burgeoning BPO industry in Northern Mindanao. Alamban said he is with the DOST Secretary Mario

G. Montejo who believes that DOST has the mandate and the knowledge resources to raise the number of BPO workforce in a significant way. He cited the ongoing joint development program with the University of the Philipdost/PAGE 11

THE Regional Development Council for Northern Mindanao (RDC-10), during its full-council meeting in Ozamis City, has resolved to help advocate the consumption of iron fortified rice (i-Rice). OIC Assistant Regional Director Alan Olavides of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA 10) said this is in response to the call to achieve the Medium Development Goals (MDG) of reducing mortality caused by micronutrient deficiency. The i-Rice program is being spearheaded by the National Food Authority (NFA), along with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) and other stakeholders, with focus on depressed communities. i-Rice is a mixture of white milled rice and i-Mix, or iron rice premix processed through fortification, which involves the addition of micronutrient/s deficient in the diet, to a food that is widely consumed by specificat-risk groups, such as school children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. In the same full-council meeting, the RDC also resolved to support the convergence of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In Fridays’ Quarterly Media Update at the RDC Conference Hall, Mr. Olavides said the move is aimed to promote sustainable rural development in the countryside, under the principles of inte-

grated ecosystem approach or “ridge to reef ”, where the interrelationship of the ecosystem from the coast to the mountain are recognized in planning and implementation for the benefit of the rural communities. The RDC further resolved to support the computerization of land records of the Land Management Services (LMS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He explained, the computerization of land records, through the Land Administration and Management System, will assist not only the DENR in improving its land-related services, but also the local government units (LGUs) in increasing their revenue collection, through precise land information with GIS applications on poverty identification and valuations, including effective and efficient planning and landbased development projects. RDC likewise expressed all out support to the implementation of the enhanced K+12 basic education program of the Department of Education (DepEd), which

involves one-year kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school and two years of senior high school. As earlier explained by DepEd Secretary Armin Luestro, the program is designed to enhance the quality of basic education, decongest the curriculum from 10 to 12 years, improve academic achievement of students and prepare high school graduates for work, entrepreneurship and higher education. Furthermore, the RDC resolved to adopt the interim 2007-based population projection for Region 10 by province/high-urbanized cities and municipalities. The issue on the incompatibility of the projected population figures used by the LGUs and the RLAs was raised due to the absence of official population projections based on current census, Mr. Olavides stated. The interim population projection is expected to foster uniformity among the various users within Region 10 in the absence of a 2007-based or 2010-based official population.

at Kalikasan: a Convergence Towards Sustainable Rural Development”, held at SM Mega Trade Halls 2 & 3 Building B at the SM Mega Mall, Manila last June 24-26. The Agraryo Trade Fair was one of the highlights in

the 23rd Anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. It aims to display level of productivity of Filipino farmers and the marketability of ARC products in high end consumers. It was the first time that three national government agencies – DAR, Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – converge to showcase the farmers’ agricultural products. In a press statement, Agrarian Reform Secretary Gil delos Reyes was quoted saying “the trade fair is something consumers shouldn’t miss since products that are expected to be on display are hauled off from the socalled ‘ridges to reefs,’ the tri-agencies’ battlecry.” “So, one can expect agricultural products harvested and harnessed from the upland, the lowland and the sea, he added. “ The ATF expresses the central concept of what convergence aims to achieve in contributing to the three bottom lines of rural development – increased productivity, increased income, and job generation in rural areas. fair/PAGE 11

DAR-AgNor schocases products at Trade Fair By GIL MIRANDA Correspondent

DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform, Agusan del Norte provincial office participated in this year’s Agrikutura Trade Fair 2011 with the theme “Agraryo, Agrikultura

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Olive Telecom eyes top five slot in 3 years OLIVE Telecom, world-class designer and manufacturer of wireless devices backed by its huge research and development network in India and China, is positioning its wireless mobile phones in the Philippines to be in the top five mobile phone providers in the country in the next three years. Olive Telecom Philippines country manager Janis Nathalie Legaspi-Racpan

said they are strengthening their distributorship networks in the country and promoting brand awareness to consumers. “We aim to be in the top five mobile phone providers in the country in the next three years,” said Legaspi-Racpan. Citing the still huge digital gap in the country,

Legaspi-Racpan said that Olive can offer to Filipino consumers products not offered before by other telecom device manufacturers. Unlike other Chinese mobile phones that proliferate in the local market today, mostly generics and toll manufactured in China, Olive made substantial investments in the area of

research and development, particularly in China and India. Headquartered in India, the world’s fastest growing telecom firm has presence in 24 other countries. It sold over 20 million devices worldwide since its inception in 2006 and has a complete product portfolio— WCDMA, CDMA, GSM and EV-DO mobile handsets, mobile computing devices, advanced data modems and

devices for wireless broadband. Olive Telecommunications has cutting-edge research and technology which consistently brings “never before” devices such as the “Olive Magic Box,” Olive’s own tablet PC version, the OlivePad, Hybrid Powered Forever on (GSM phone with battery), Netbooks with built-in modems, and now the initiative with Android on smartphones and the Pad.

In fact, Google has admitted looking at Olive Telecom to expand the user map for Android devices. Olive also successfully launched some of the industry’s firsts in India. OliveFrvrOn was India’s first hybrid mobile phone while OliveZipbook was also India’s 1st 3G embedded Netbook. Its OliveWiz was India’s first triple SIM Qwerty mobile phone and olive/PAGE 11

The ‘O’ in mobile phones IN a mobile phone-crazy country such as ours where European and Asian brands dominate the market, it may be worthwhile to note the entry of another mobile phone manufacturer that gives consumers more options to choose from—for their ultimate benefit. With its promise of bringing in mobile phones that aim to make mobile phone usage among Filipinos come full circle, Olive Telecommunications, headquartered in Gurgaon, India, is determined to start it right as it introduces at least 7 phone models for its initial foray into the Philippine market. Catering mainly to students or ordinary phone users who seek a basic phone for calling and SMS,

Olive Telecommunications gives them the V-G1100 Olive Compacta. This phone, which Olive Telecom says is the “mobile phone for everyone,” is affordably-priced and fits easily into any pocket—very light, small yet stylish and compact—and perfect for on-the-go people who need a simple, no-fuss, no frills phone. On the other hand, the V-G8000 Olive Messenger is a quick-action qwerty phone, with a wide 2.2-inch TFT LCD display screen so you can be assured of no more squinting. It also has a massive 400-hour standby time because of its ultra long-life battery, an FM radio for those who like a wide music repertoire to listen to, and also comes in funky colors like black, blue and orange.

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V-G70 Atom

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For those who want to take their life wherever they go, Olive Telecommunications presents the V-G3200 Lumen. With a dual SIM that are both on dual stand-by phones/PAGE 11

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Daneco told to improve services DAVAO City -- Officials of the Island Garden City of Samal and Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Antonio F. Lagdameo warned the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) to improve their services. This happened in a crisis management meeting that Samal City Mayor Aniano Antalan called following a power blackout that the island city experienced on July 1 due to faulty lines of Daneco’s submarine cable. Noting that power outages in the island city have been occurring frequently, Lagdameo poured out his frustration over the power services of Daneco which he said had been “inefficient” whether its submarine cable lines were on good condi-

tion or not. Lagdameo, Mayor Antalan together with Samal City councilors, private sector representatives, expressed a common desire for Daneco to give way for Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) which they expected to give more efficient power services. Earlier, Hibionada presented the power supply situation in Samal City, revealing that only one cable line has yet to be restored and that the two other lines are now supplying power to residential consumers. He showed that the power demand in Samal City had tremendously risen from more than 1,900 kilowatts in 2001 to 4,468 kilowatts in 2010 almost hitting Daneco’s power cable full capacity of only 5,000 kilowatts. Daneco is serving 9,254 mixed consumers.

FILINVEST LAND, Inc., the developer behind a planned residential complex in Cebu (pictured), has completed raising P3 billion from the sale of bonds. “Proceeds from the bonds will partially finance Filinvest Land’s capital expenditures for 2011,” the company said. The listed company has allotted P12 billion for capital expenditures this year, more than double the P5 billion it spent in 2010, to expand its real estate portfolio. The bonds were sold on June 27 to June 30 and were issued to buyers yesterday. Filinvest Land said the bonds will mature in five years and three months, carrying a yield of 6.1962% per annum. “The bonds were more than two times oversubscribed,” the property firm said. Sister firm East West Banking Corp. was hired as the selling agent while Uni-

capital, Inc. acted as the issue manager and underwriter for the bond sale. The bonds were sold in minimum denominations of P50,000 each, and in integral multiples of P10,000 thereafter. In May, credit rater Philippine Rating Services Corp. had assigned the highest credit rating for a total of P8-billion bonds issued by the property developer. Profits of Filinvest Land jumped by 14% to P620 million in the first quarter, from P545 million in the same period last year on the back of brisk sales in residential projects and higher earnings from existing office and commercial space projects. The company is targeting to launch around P13 billion worth of developments in 2011 composed of 17 new projects and 24 additional phases of existing projects, according to earlier reports.


Filinvest Land completes P3-billion fund-raising


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He also presented the history of repairs that Daneco had been doing to its submarine cable installed in 1986 to serve Samal City, and that he revealed that the power cooperative “is losing P2 million a month” in its power service operation in the island city. Hibionada revealed Daneco’s plan of availing a loan of P166 million intended to upgrade its cable capacity from 59 KV to 69 KV. He said consumers of Daneco’s coverage areas in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley would just be paying .01 centavos if the upgrading project would push through. But he said the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has yet to give its clearance for Daneco to avail of a

loan to fund the project. Howe ve r, L agd ame o pressed for immediate solutions for the power outage in Samal City where some big-scale establishments such as Pearl Farm Resort, the Bangayan Ferry Services, Central Warehouse, and the Water District of Samal are still unsupplied with power. On behalf of Daneco, Hibionada committed that the third cable line would be fully restored in 12 days and that he committed Daneco to install modular generator sets to temporarily supply the needed full power requirements of Samal City. But he could not determine when Daneco would do the installation of the modular generator sets, saying that such

MRC Allied Inc., a listed real estate developer diversifying into mining, sealed last week an agreement  that will  pave the way for the development  of its mining property located in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. MRC Allied told the Philippine Stock Exchange that it inked an agreement with Capital Gold Pty. Ltd., an Australian holding company. Under the agreement, Capital Gold will conduct a three-month due diligence on MRC alongside geological exploration at the company’s Surigao copper-gold tenement which spans 3,718 hectares, the disclosure said. MRC is currently incorporating a new subsidiary, MRC Surigao, which will hold the rights to develop the

Surigao tenement. Thereafter, Capital Gold and MRC Allied will execute a shareswap agreement whereby Capital Gold will exchange 40 million of its issued shares for 40 percent of MRC Surigao. MRC chief financial officer Vicente Laza said the company is considering either an initial public offering in Australia or a reverse takeover involving the acquisition of a listed company there to expedite the listing process. “Under the agreement MRC Allied will be the majority owner and outright retain a minimum 30 percent of the listed company,” the company said.    “In the process, the remaining 70 percent will be diluted to Capital

Following a total blackout experienced in Samal Island recently, officials warned the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) to beef up their services.

concern needed the approval of the Board of Directors of Daneco whose members will be meeting this week. Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Samal City administrator Jon Gales revealed the on-going negotiation among the city government, Daneco and DLPC for the transfer of

power service of Daneco to DLPC. He said a private entity is being hired to determine the asset valuation. During the meeting, Roger Velasco, DLPC vice president for Engineering bared the interest and willingness of DLPC to provide the power requirement of Samal City. (clc/pia-11)

Gold and the investment bankers/ funders/investing public, thereby making MRC Allied the largest-single [stakeholder],” it added. MRC Allied shares jumped 3.70 percent to P0.42 each on Tuesday’s close. Company chairman and president Benjamin Bitanga said MRC Allied has secured 3 million ($4.35 million)  from its European investors as part of a private placement transaction worth up to $50 million. Proceeds will be used to fund exploration works for its 8,000-hectare mining tenement adjacent to the $5.9-billion Tampakan project mine in Mindanao. During its presentation to stockholders at the company’s annual meeting on Tuesday, MRC Allied said

it expects to complete the private placement transaction by the fourth quarter of this year. The company also plans to organize that project under a subsidiary to be listed at the London Stock Exchange.

MRC Allied finalizes agreement to develop Surigao del Sur mine site

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 25 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE EJF File No. 2011-222 Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under ACT 3135 as amended, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND or PAG-IBIG, Mortgagee, with office address at J.R. Borja Street, Cagayan de Oro City, against MARIA MENCIA C. BARRERO, mortgagor, with postal address at 01248 Paradise Street, Surigao City/#126-7th Streets, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of April 11, 2011, amounts to FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY NINE PESOS & 58/100 ( P 456,799.58 ), as outstanding obligation, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees equivalent to ten percent (10%) of the total indebtedness plus the foreclosure expenses, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on July 13, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 25, Arch. Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the following properties described below, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-188407 “ A PARCEL OF LAND, ( Lot 18, Block 6, Psd-10-039732, being a portion of Lot 1, Pcn-104305-00191, situated at Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of FITY FOUR (54) SQUARE METERS, more or less, and all other improvements existing thereon registered in the name of MARIA MENCIA C. BARREDO.” TRANSAFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-188408 “ A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 20, Block 6, Pasd-10-039732, being a portion of Lot 1, Pcn-104305-00191, situated at Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of FIFTY FOUR (54) SQUARE METERS, more of less, and all other improvements existing thereon registered in teh name of MARIA MENCIA C. BARREDO.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event public auction should not take place on the above date stated, it shall be on the next working day without further notice. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title of the herein described properties and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, June 13, 2011.


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ERRATUM In the Notice of Publication of LATE PRISCILA L. BACONGUIS published last June 20, 27, July 4, 2011 PRISCILA should have been PRISCILLA L. BACONGUIS.

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the LATE PRISCILLA L. BACONGUIS situated at Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City embraced in OCT No. P-556 consisting an area of Five Hundred Seventy Six Square Meters more or less is the subject of an Extra Judicial Settlement of Estate of Deceased Person With Donation under the notarial registry of Atty. Emmanuel Akut per Doc. No. 64, Page No. 14, Book No. 83 Series of 2008. BWM June 20, 27, July 4, 2011

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City Branch 22 OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 2011-235 Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND or PAG-IBIG FUND, mortgagee, with office adddress at Pag-ibig Fund Building, J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City, against ARLEN ECUACION FORTUNO, of legal age/s, single, Filipino/s with postal address at Block 8, Lot 24, Southview Homes Subdivision, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City to satisfy the mortgaged indebtedness which was as of April 26, 2011 amounts to FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TWENTY NINE PESOS AND 74/100 (P 551,629.74) Philippine Curency excluding interest, penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on July 18, 2011, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the RTC Branch 22 Office, Arch Hayes St., Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the herein described property and all improvements thereon to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-192331 Lot : 1, Block 9, Psd-10-044328 Portion of Lot : 2835-B, Psd-10-042804 As Surveyed for : Liberty Land Corporation (Woodland Heights) Land Use : Residential Location : Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City Are : ONE HUNDRED SISTY (160) SQ.M. MORE OR LESS Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title of the herein described property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undesigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be on the next working day without further notice. Cagayan de Oro City, June 7, 2011. FOR THE PROVINCIAL EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF: (SGD) JOEL LYDVEL G. PAKINO Sheriff IV BWM June 27, July 4,11, 2011



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PDIC takes over Express Savings Bank Pichay-led LWUA invested P780-M in Express Savings

A thrift bank based in Laguna that was acquired by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) under its chairman, former Surigao Congressman Prospero Pichay, without permission from monetary officials has been placed under receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC). In a statement, PDIC said it took over Express Savings Bank Inc. (ESBI) after the Monetary Board placed it under receivership for its financial woes. PDIC said that as of March 31, Express Savings had estimated total deposit liabilities of P608.36 million, consisting of 2,673 accounts. Express Savings has three branches in Laguna -- Santa Rosa, Biñan, and San Pedro. Its head office is located on J.P. Rizal Avenue, Cabuyao. LWUA acquisition In 2009, LWUA, led by Pichay, invested P780 million agency funds

to acquire Express Savings without clearance from the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Department of Finance. Pichay and two other LWUA officials, acting administrator Daniel Landingin and acting deputy administrator Wilfredo Feleo, only obtained approval from the office of former President Gloria Arroyo. Last Monday (July 4), the Ombudsman ordered Pichay, Landingin, and Feleo dismissed from service for the purchase of Express Savings. Acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro found all three liable for

grave misconduct. The order was immediately executory. In an interview with ANC last Monday, Pichay said he will question the decision before the Court of Appeals. A petition is also currently lodged there questioning their earlier suspension for the same case. Arroyo appointed Pichay to the LWUA in 2008 after he lost in the senatorial elections under administration ticket. Pichay was a leader of Arroyo’s Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI) party. Insured accounts PDIC said on Friday that upon takeover, all records of the bank would be “gathered, verified and validated.” A forum will also be conducted pdic/PAGE 11

Ford sells 59% more units

FORD MOTOR Co.’s Philippine unit grew first-semester sales by 59% to 4,815 vehicles compared with the same period last year, the car maker said in a statement yesterday. Its compact sedan, the Fiesta, account for a bulk of the sales with 1,750 units sold. Everest and Ranger commercial vehicle models

meanwhile rose 33% to 1,412 units and 34% to 638 units, respectively, for the same period. “We’re confident of our momentum carrying into second half of the year and expect overall demand for our... vehicles will strengthen,” Ford Motor Co. Philippines President Edward R. Krieger said in the statement.


Chevron plans to build 20 more Caltex stations C H E V R O N P H I L I PPINES, Inc., the firm behind the Caltex brand, plans to put up 20 more pump stations within the year to expand its distribution network, a company official said on Friday. “Our strategy for Caltex is to aggressively upgrade and expand our network and facilities in growth centers around the country. We just opened two Caltex service stations in Davao and Cavite and we’re looking to open 20 new stations within the year,” said Chevron Philippines Country Chairman Jim Meynink at ceremonies for the 75th anniversary of the Caltex brand. He added the expansion is part of the company’s vision to remain in the country for the “long haul” but declined to specify the investment cost. Chevron currently has more than 850 Caltex service stations in the country. It has 17 terminals, depots and sales offices. The company previously operated an oil refinery in Batangas which has since been converted into a finished product import facility in 2003. Mr. Meynik said Chevron wants to expand its presence in the Philippines because the country “is a significant growth area with its open and competitive market.”

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LAGUINDINGAN AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2012 and projected to be operational by 2ndQuarter of 2012. PROJECT PICTURES, As of 30 June 2011

Passenger Terminal Building (66.43% Complete)

Operation and Control Tower Building (54.10% Complete)

Cargo Terminal Building (70.74% Complete)

Power House Building (75.39% Complete)

Crash Fire Rescue Building (73.56% Complete)

Administration Building (62.17% Complete)

Passenger Terminal/General Aviation Apron (94.30% Complete)

Passenger Terminal Roads and Car Parking Area (37.24% Complete)

Airside Area Construction

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Be An Original THINK A MINUTE … It’s said that we human beings are the only creatures who refuse to be what we are. One writer put it: “When people are free to do as they want, they usually copy each other.” Yet every successful person becomes successful because he or she discovered and developed their own special abilities. As one guy said: “One of the hardest things about climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd of copies at the bottom.” You are a specialist. You’re not made to be all things to all people. Surveys have shown that usually about 20% of all the people

who know you don’t really like you that much. You just can’t please all the people all the time! So don’t try to have peace at all costs—especially at the cost of your own success. “Don’t stay where you’re tolerated; go where you’re celebrated!” Be yourself. Be an original! You really are one-of-akind. You’re the first and last person who will ever be exactly like you. You know that over 90% of all flowers have no odor at all. It’s the ones with a sweet fragrance that we remember. So don’t be afraid to be different, if it means being yourself. We’re like rivers, “If we follow the easy path of least resistance, it

will make us crooked.” So don’t follow where the path may lead; go where there is no path and leave your own trail. “You’re born an original;don’t die a copy!” Remember, nobody can be you as well as you can. Too many people are like the living dead: they’ve buried their real talents and abilities. Jesus Christ can show you all of your unique talents and strengths, as well as help you to develop and maximize them. He loves you the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way. But first you have to ask Him to forgive and free you from your past wrongs. Then everyday you

must choose to live and do things His way. Only Jesus can give you the inner security and confidence to become the true original you are. Just think a minute…

Bearer of good news this October STRENGTHENING the BIMP-EAGA relationships and regional inter connectivity could be up for grab this October 2011 during the Ministerial Meeting scheduled in Cagayan de Oro City. Leaders of the East Asian Countries will be coming to our city in a 3days conference to provide key directives in the implementation of priority projects in the sub region particularly in the areas of transportation, energy, travel and other trade facilitations. The conference is also expected to tackle food security, eco-tourism and other sustainable management of each countries natural resource and the environment. The host City of Cagayan de Oro under the leadership of City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano has left no stone unturned as far as preparation for this important international event. Three landmark infrastructures were simultaneously started and respectively targeted for a 120 days

and 90 days completion to solve traffic problems confronting the city. The Puerto – Sayre Highway overpass which was started last April and the Licoan – Lapasan and Masterson Avenue- Macanhan Flyovers which break grounds last July 1, 2011, showcasing the City’s vision to solve if not lessen traffic problem. Established in 1994, the BIMP-EAGA is East Asia’s regional cooperation with an estimated 60 million people living in a 1.5 million square kilometers of land in four countries covering Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines which opens Mindanao as the direct link to our neighbor countries. In Northern Mindanao we can be positioned as an agricultural basket and eco-tourism destination. With the Laguindingan Airport ready for flight operation early 2012, air travel and cargo connectivity is a potential trade development. Currently, there are also

six potential Roro (Roll on Roll off) transport routes in Mindanao identified for the BIMP-EAGA connectivity. These are the Zamboanga-Sandakan, Zamboanga- Kota Kinabalo, Zamboanga- Muara, and Glan Sarangani – Tahuna in Indonesia and Brookes Point in Palawan to Sabah. Roro transport moves people and perishable cargoes with faster speed since goods can be trucked and loaded to ships then disembarks without unloading. Tourist Bus and private vehicles can be also be loaded and rolled inland after reaching their destinations. Our relations with the East Asian countries are vital to the Mindanao based industries to source coal and fuel from Indonesia. Natural gas from Brunei and Malaysia could also be negotiated with a lower price and landed cost due to their proximity and distance. In return the Philippines could also supply trained manpower in the construction industries,

hotels, health care and domestics to find a new market for those displaced from the Middle East. In tourism, Malaysia leads us with 24.5 million international arrivals to Kuala Lumpor, showcasing their resorts and ecotourism destination with a backdrop of Hindu and Chinese culture. Their cuisines are one of the best in the region. They have the marine endowed diving grounds and modern Triple A resorts in the Sandakan and Kota Kinabalo triangle. There are potential good news this October that can be transformed to cost and economic benefits.

Overseas Filipinos now saving and investing more

WITH continuous financial education, more and more migrant Filipinos and their families are becoming aware of the importance of saving and investing their remittances. Results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Consumer Expectations Survey for the first quarter of 2011 revealed that the percentage of Overseas Filipino (OF) households that set aside money for savings has increased to 41.4 percent. When the BSP first conducted this survey in the first quarter of 2007, only 7.2 percent of OF households reported sav-

ing money from remittances. The value and significance of remittances cannot be underestimated. By World Bank estimates, remittance flows across countries have increased by almost two-fold in the last seven years to US$414 billion in 2009 — 76 percent of which were received by developing countries. In a speech at the Policy Forum on Overseas Filipinos-Diaspora Remittance for Development last May, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. pointed out that for most of the recipient countries, these remittances provided stable

support to their economies — serving as cushion during global economic and financial downturns, political turmoil, and natural calamities. In our country, remittances of Overseas Filipinos have grown at an annual average of 14.2 percent in the last six years. In 2010, OF remittances reached a record high of US$18.8 billion and contributed about 10 percent to the Philippines’ Gross Domestic Product. Tetangco explained that remittances enable OF families to spend more on education and health care, purchase real properties,

undertake house improvements, save money, invest in financial instruments, and engage in business enterprises. Remittances also generate demand for goods and services that creates jobs for more Filipinos. “The country’s policy response to remittances should, therefore, be directed more toward reinforcing these positive and beneficial effects,” Tetangco stressed, adding that the BSP — in cooperation with other government agencies, financial institutions, and non-government organizations — has been conducting economic and

financial education for OFs and their families. “Our objective is to empower our migrant workers in partnership with their families to save, invest and grow their money for the long-term,” Tetangco added. In addition to its financial learning activities, which aim to promote a culture of savings among migrant Filipinos, the BSP has created an interactive portal that will link users to information on the different banks and non-bank remittance companies in the Philippines. Useful information found in the portal include

locations of their branches abroad, remittance centers, foreign bank/correspondents, products and services, and charges/fees for remittance services to any part of the Philippines. bunye/PAGE 9

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Man’s Enemy: Prostate Cancer Father’s day is past. This article should have been written that day, in honor of our fathers, grand fathers, and men friends. Doesn’t mean though that they are of less importance, it was just that, I had to write on diabetes first , to give way to a friend’s request. I just hope that this write up isn’t too late as yet. The big C affecting the prostate is one of the most common cancers affecting men, above 50 years of age. Although, it doesn’t mean that at age 45, one is already exempt from having it! This is one disease that is slow growing, thus, accounting for its diagnosis usually in the advanced or later stages. There are instances when it comes to one’s attention only, when the symptoms are related to the involvement or spread of the tumor to the bladder, colon or bones. When the bones are involved, pain is inevitable! As I mentioned, during the early part of the disease process, there may be no symptom at all, thus, the difficulty in diagnosing the presence of the big C. The more common presentation , which is mostly related to urination , may be any one or all of the following: weak, or interrupted urine flow, frequent urination, difficulty or, ,

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foreign investments. The source added that the FDC Utilities Inc. (FDCUI)— a subsidiary of FDC—is planning to put up a 300-megawatt (MW) power plant inside the Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental. The source said the Filinvest consortium is already in its final discussions with equipment suppliers and contractors and has received commitments from some power off-takers in Mindanao. The source added that the power plant is targeted to start commercial operations in 2014. The source also noted that the project will be a boost to the Mindanao 2020 Energy Roadmap set by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), chaired by Secretary Luwalhati Antonino. Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras earlier

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OFs and their families can also find a convenient Financial Planner especially conceived with them in mind at the BSP website. The planner was developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and ATIKHA (a development-oriented

pain or burning sensation on urination, presence of blood in the urine or semen, or impotence. There is no specific cause really for the cancer, although it is said that genetics play a major role. Studies have it that 1 of 10 men with prostate cancer has a family member with the disease. Age is the most important risk factor, as the older one gets, the higher the probability of having it. Just being a man , with age above 50 should already alert one of the disease. Diet is implicated in the causation, with fatty foods being high in saturated fats as a co- conspirator in the emergence of the disease. Since, early detection will spell the difference in terms of survival rate, what we are most interested in, would be, what are the tests needed to alert one for its presence? A Digital rectal examina-

tion, where the prostate gland is palpated, though quite an uncomfortable procedure can be a great help in distinguishing the absence or presence of any uneven and solid areas. This, coupled with a blood test, known as PSA ( Prostate Specific Antigen ), when the level is abnormally high, can serve as a guide to the attending physician on what to do next. A word of caution when interpreting the result of the PSA: this , being produced by both normal and abnormal cells, is present in low concentrations in all adult males. The test is not that specific also for the big C, as, it can get elevated even when there is inflammation of the prostate gland, or in instances where there is hyperplasia or abnormal enlargement, and even after a prostatic massage! Once a diagnosis has been established ( which is done through a tissue biopsy ), treatment modalities will now depend on the stage of the disease. There may be surgical removal, radiotherapy, hormonal treatment, chemotherapy or a combination of the above. It is most wise though, to always discuss with one’s doctor , the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment option.

warned of a possible power supply shortages due to precariously low reserve level. Almendras said the Department of Energy (DOE) is not happy with the reserve levels in Mindanao. “We’re lucky that the hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao are doing well, and that there are no major breakdowns. The hydroelectric power plants are okay but [the situation] is still not stable,” Almendras said. He said the DOE is trying to bring in as much capacity in the Mindanao grid. “Hopefully the Iligan power plant comes online in a few months.” The reserves are very low adding that emergency power supply is are usually only 100 megawatts (MW) during peak hours. Almendras, however, pointed out that no brownouts are being experienced in Mindanao yet. “We’re enticing more as many investors as we can to

Mindanao. And there are now more people interested,” he said. Next year, Almendras warned, will also be challenging, depending on the weather. “If you’re going to get really hot summers and problems with the hydro levels [which can pose problems], although the Pagasa [Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration] made an announcement that we’re entering the La Niña phase again. If this is [true], then the hydropower plants will be okay,” Almendras said. He added that the department is hopeful new power plants will come online by 2013. Early this year, the DOE said the Luzon grid will need an additional 300 MW during the summer months to meet the 23.4-percent reserve margin for the projected 7,900-MW demand for this year. wire reports

Philippine NGO) to guide migrant Filipino workers in managing their finances. The financial planner provides a simple and practical guide for migrant workers and their families to manage their budget and remittances within a framework of wise-spending, savings and investment. The planner utilizes

tools on the budgeting process, planning for retirement, savings and entrepreneurial undertakings, cash flows monitoring, property acquisition, investment portfolios, and overall financial standing. Both the OFW portal and the Financial Planner can be found at www.

July 11-17, 2011


Anger is a temporary insanity HE who has conquered his anger has defeated an enemy. Davao City is hugging the headlines lately not only due to the devastating flashfloods but also because of the controversial boxing bout in the squatter’s demolition stadium. Move over, Manny Pacquiao. The new pound for pound king is a queen, the feisty lady mayor of Davao City, Inday Sara Duterte. The lady has balls! In a brief moment of madness, the gutsy mayor lost her grip on her volatile temper. She let loose cannons of punches on a hapless sheriff thereby unleashing upon herself a flashflood of negative public opinion. For fighting without gloves, our boxing queen has bruised her hands with threats of lawsuits and disbarment. She is now on leave and in hot water. Anger is one letter away from danger. He who gets angry acts foolishly. We are not in full control of our minds, and our decision-making is short circuited, when we are in the grip of the vicious monster of anger. It is an enemy we cannot afford to play ball with. It wrecks havoc not only on

our emotional and mental wellbeing, but also on our physical health. It can break up even strong, solid relationships. A perpetually angry person is a sick and unhappy person. The bible warn, do not make friends with a man given to anger. I might add, do not marry such a man. But there is no man so gentle and patient that he does not sometimes feel the scorching fire of anger burning on his insides. God Himself experienced righteous anger. So how do we manage our rage? Get away from the explosive situation. Disengage. Excuse yourself. This way, you won’t say or do anything you will regret later. You can also shake away anger by doing strenuous exercises. This has a twofold health benefit. It melts away your anger issues, as well as your fat tissues. You get double for your trouble! Laugh. There is no situation too explosive that it cannot be detonated by a good dose of laughter. A spontaneous haha moment can turn combatants into confidantes. Humor is a lifesaver. Breathe deeply. Meditate. Pray. No action is

required, yet this is a surefire defense against the turbulence of an angry world. It transforms inner fury into outer tranquility. Being in touch with your spirit makes you see things on a higher perspective. There are more important problems in the world to be angry about than your trivial annoyances. In the bigger picture, will this frustration still matter 5 years from now, or even 24 hours from now? The root of anger is mostly pride and selfishness. We just want to get our own way. To wear the majestic robe of peace, get rid of anger and grudges daily, hourly. One moment of anger held in check, saves us a hundred years of tears!


July 11-17, 2011

Tips for home buyers offered




Camella leads with regional expansion

LEADING housing brand Camella recently launched a strategic expansion program OWNING a home is a dream of people from all walks of life. Yet, not everyone can afford to have their own strengthening its dominant house, not necessarily because of lack of financial position in the real estate resources but because they are not aware of how to industry in Metro Manila and across the regions. A member properly invest their budget for housing. Pro-Friends, a real estate developer, shares some of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifeshelpful tips to guide prospective homeowners. Tip No. 1: Foremost among the things to be consid- capes, Camella embarked on ered is the cost of the house one intends to purchase. 16 new development projects Prospective buyers should know that a selling price in key locations nationwide differs from the total contract price (TCP) as the latter within the next 12 months. incorporates legal and miscellaneous fees. Maribeth C. Tolentino, Tip No. 2: Buyers must know the amount they can Camella president, revealed afford – or are willing to pay – for their monthly amor- ventures and partnerships tization. They should make sure that they are being that will generate growth offered an honest to goodness deal. Pro-Friends has aimed at exceeding last year’s a 10 percent down payment financial scheme payable success. in 12 months with no balloon payments and no hidden “We are setting the trend charges. for innovation as we build Tip No. 3: Several options of a good purchase are and expand in ways never available and having a trusted agent is essential. A seen before – Camella takes competent agent would be more than willing to schedule on 2011 unimpeded as we tripping for the buyer to view various model units. tirelessly fulfill our commit Tip No. 4: Also significant is the location of the house. ment to provide every FiliA well-planned neighborhood for a growing family in a safe, secure, and accessible community should also pino family the opportunity be taken into consideration. Pro-Friends has pioneered of home ownership,” she said. in developing linear parks, the additional open space Camella was received by behind the house that brings homeowners closer to the Ilocanos when it recently opened its Laoag property – nature. This eco-friendly feature provides not only ample the first stop of its national breathing space but the benefit of better ventilation, expansion campaign. It plans more natural lighting inside the house, and a closer and to grow within Ilocos Norte while preparing to launch in bigger space where children can safely play. Tip No. 5: Consider the timing of move-in that the Ilocos Sur, La Union, Nueva developer offers. Pro-Friends allows early move-in on Ecija, Bataan, Pampanga, the 13th month with a mere 10 percent down payment. Bulacan, Batangas, Quezon Pro-Friends also offers the buyer protection from rate Province, Bicol, Davao, Buincreases by locking in the low interest of 10 percent tuan, Agusan del Sur and for the first three years. Zamboanga.

Every community is composed of well-built homes with prices ranging from P1.2 to P3.5 million. The developer has various flagship developments with available house-and-lot packages – from bungalows to townhouses, duplexes to singledetached, two-story homes. Whether one aspires for an extended family home, a start-up townhome, or a long-term home investment, homebuyers can be assured of contemporary design, and accessibility to major shopping areas, malls, hospitals, churches, schools and uni-

versities, as well as work and business hubs. Properties feature spacious clubhouse that serves as venue for intimate gatherings and grand reunions. Recreational amenities include swimming pools for adults and children, pocket parks and gardens, playground and sports facilities like basketball court are commonly found within the project. The communit ies of Camella are located near vital destinations such as malls, hospitals, schools and churches. The gated communities feature round-the-

clock security and efficient property management that the developer’s projects have always been known for. “The demand for quality built homes and communities in the regions, mostly for returning OFW’s and their families, continue to be our inspiration to build more homes and expand into more growth areas,” Tolentino said. Camella, founded in 1977, has built over 250,000 homes and has a strong presence in 21 provinces and 48 cities and municipalities, while expanding to other regions in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

MOFCCCII marks Arbor Day with tree planting in Malasag By Aldrich Ching

The Misamis Oriental Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated (MOFCCCII) in partnership with Alwana Business Park and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held a tree planting activity last weekend, June 26, 2011 at Alwana Business Park, Malasag, Cagayan de Oro with the theme “STOP GLOBAL WARMING: Plant a

Tree for our Future” in commemoration of Philippine Arbor Day. Arbor Day in the Philippines has been institutionalized to be observed every June 25 throughout the nation by planting trees and ornamental plants and other forms of relevant activities. The necessity to promote a healthier ecosystem for the people through the rehabilitation and regreening of the environment was stressed

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 BoardNorthern 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

PAUNAWA 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-B-1-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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in Proclamation No. 643 that amended Proclamation No. 396 of June 2, 2003. Proclamation No. 396 enjoined the “active participation of all government agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations, private sector, schools, civil society groups and the citizenry in tree planting activity and declaring June 25, 2003 as “Philippines Arbor Day.” Around 60 MOFCCCII members and their families joined the activity by planting hundreds of Mahogany seedlings. The activity started with a motorcade to Malasag. After the tree planting on the top of a hill, the participants enjoyed a sumptuous buffet lunch hosted by MOFCCCII President Roberto Ching and Past President Alarico Lim. The tree planting is MOFCCCII’s effort at exercising its corporate social responsibility by being a good steward of its community. MOFCCCII also advocates everyone to start

their own reforestation campaign. This is one of the many activities of our chamber to earnestly exercise its social mission to promote environmental preservation, Mr. Ching said. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States during 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day. Many countries now observe a similar holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season. Birdsey Northrop of Connecticut was responsible for globalizing it when he visited Japan in 1883 and delivered his Arbor Day and Village

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Talisayan town celebrates fiesta By: GERRY L. GORIT Correspondent

RESIDENTS of Talisayan town in Misamis Oriental and their guests and visitors began on July 7 their one-week fiesta celebration with High Mass and Novena followed by a 3-kilometer fun run led by Mayor Catherine G. Ifurung and Vice Mayor Rommel C. Maslog. Masses and novenas will be held every 5:30 in the morning at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish church. The run was participated by staff of the municipal hall, the municipal councilors, police officers, students and representatives from other groups in support of the anti-smoking

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Improvement message. In that same year, the American Forestry Association made Northrup the Chairman of the committee to campaign for Arbor Day nationwide. He also brought his enthusiasm for Arbor Day to Australia, Canada and Europe. Arb or Day reached its height of popularity on its 125th anniversar y in 1997, when David J. Wright, noticed that a Nebraska nonprofit organisation called the National Arbor

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on July 12 to explain to depositors the process of filing insurance claims. PDIC said “holders of deposit accounts with balances of P10,000 and below who have no outstanding

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Philippines on a software that can help aspiring BPO workers to polish up on their accents right in the comfort of their homes. The $15-billion BPO industry directly employs about 600,000 Filipinos. It is still expanding. But lack of qualified people threatens its growth. Only seven percent of applicants reportedly are accepted. One of the main reasons for the high attrition rate is flawed diction, an earlier DOST report said. The English Proficiency Training (EPT) Software can boost the still growing BPO industry with a large pool of aspiring BPO workers, such that experts in electronics and communications, and English teaching at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Dili-

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the OliveGenie was India’s first 3G music USB Modem while OliveNexus was India’s first pocket router. According to LegaspiRacpan, all its GSM handsets are very affordable and available in over 100 dealers nationwide. Its most popular models are available at suggested retail price ranges of P1,525 to P4,190 per dual SIM unit. “All our handsets are fully featured and are quality devices. The digital divide is still a challenge, but the

campaign. This anti-smoking campaign penalizes offenders but there are designated areas in the town where smokers can light their cigarettes. The fiesta activities of Talisayan are held in honor of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and will end on July 16. Among t he ac t iv it ies scheduled are a Local Government Unit Night, a cleanup drive along the coastal area, various shows including a hip hop dance contest and a Miss Talisayan beauty pageant with a Talent Night scheduled for July 12. The town’s 16 barangays will conduct a civic parade with Day Foundation had taken the name of the holiday and commercialized it for their own use as a trademark for their publication “Arbor Day.” So he countered their efforts, launched a website, and trademarked it for “public use celebrations” and defended the matter in a federal district court in the United States to ensure it was judged as property of the public domain, the case was settled in October 1999. Today anyone can use the term “Arbor Day” as well as hold their own Arbor Day celebration.

loans and whose addresses are current in the bank records are not required to file deposit insurance claims.” The PDIC said “this group of depositors comprises 56.7% of the bank’s t o t a l d e p o s i t a c c o u nt s amounting to P4.57 million.” man are working on the EPT software. It is being designed, in such a way, that a prospective BPO worker can go through self-training to correct diction or accent until he gets it right. Meanwhile, Alamban believes that technology intervention will play a big role in the overall strategy to develop globally competitive manpower and help increase the BPO acceptance rate from the current level.


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Part of the event includes the presentation of Institutional Booth. It showcased the different tourist attraction in the region and the Video Presentation that depicts the detailed presentation of CARAGA’s best products produced by the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in the region. coming of the affordable smartphones and tablets may bridge this gap. More choices are needed by our consumers,” said Legaspi-Racpan. Currently, the local unit is focusing on its marketing efforts and campaigns in the provinces and expects to have sold a total of 300,000 units by year’s end. “We want to grow together with our distributors and dealers,” said LegaspiRacpan. L egaspi-R ac pan als o hopes to introduce locally its own tablet version, the OlivePad, before the end of this year.

baroto festival. A procession will also go around the town in honor of the 16 patron saints of the town’s 16 barangays. On July 15 will be staged the Misss Talisayan beauty pageant with Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter M. Unabia as guest of honor. The opening salvo of the weeklong event also saw a

fireworks display and lighting of lanterns. According to Ruvil Gonzaga, staff of the mayor, they will bring visitors to various destinations around the town including the floating restaurant. Visitors will also get the chance to see Sipaka Island where fisherfolk can treat them to a fresh catch.

Talisayan Vice Mayor Rommel C. Maslog promotes the fiesta activities of the Misamis Oriental town in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Among the weeklong activities lined up for the affair is a Miss Talisayan beauty pageant (inset photo shows the candidates). photo by gerry l. gorit

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and universities. But plans are in the boards to bring the e-jeepneys out of Pueblo de Oro and into the city’s thoroughfares as part of Pueblo de Oro’s campaign for the environment. The only hindrance to make this a reality is the lack of franchise from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), said Rommel T. Juan, vice president of PhUV Inc., one of Filipino companies that make the e-jeepneys. Juan told journalists during a press conference, July 5, following the launching of Primavera Residences, the first environment-friendly condominium high-rise in Northern Mindanao, that e-jeepneys are the commuters’ vehicle for the future, which he said is already here in the present. “E-jeepneys are environment-friendly because it does not produce any harmful gas from its exhaust because it has no exhaust system. It does not create noise,” he said. Unlike conventional, fossil fuel-fed vehicle engines, w h i c h pro du c e d h a r m f u l emissions like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide that can cont r ibute to climate change and global warming, e-jeepneys do none of the above, thus helping in mitigating climate change and global warming. Studies showed that for every liter of diesel, a convention fossil fuel-fed engine releases into the atmosphere at least 3,150 grams of carbon dioxide and 16 grams of nitrous oxide. But the e-jeepneys produced nothing, but speed. It can cruise up to a maximum of 35 km/hr. E-jeepneys uses ordinary batteries for power. This can be recharge for eight hours. A fully-charged battery can power the e-jeepney for up to 55 kms. An ordinar y e-jeepney, Juan said, uses 12 rechargeable batteries. And each e-jeepney can carry a rated load of 2,000 kgs. and can ferry 14 persons.

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mode, take anything of your life on the move, whether music collection, photo gallery or videos, right in the palm of your hand. Store all your

favorite stuff with its expandable memory up to 4GB, talk all you want with friends, family or loved ones with its long battery life to ensure that the chatter never stops. Capture special moments as well with the built-in camera, a flash light, a stereo FM radio and Bluetooth capabilities for faster and more efficient file transfer. In terms of superb stylishness and affordability, nothing beats the V-G3100 Olive Superb, another dual-SIM phone that boasts of a 300-hour standby time and 6 hours talk time for worry-free chatting, and memory that is expandable to up to 2 GB, a built-in camera, flash light and digital media player for you to enjoy music anytime, anywhere. If you’re the type who’d like to stay connected, then the V-G800 Olive Buzz is the right phone. If it’s email on-the-go, trust the V-G800 to be up to task, even for social networking needs on the road. It also has dual-SIM capability, a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.4-inch wide display screen for unhampered viewing, video and radio recording, and memory expandable to a whopping 8GB for more storage space for your music, photos or videos. Its ultra-slim QWERTY form factor also makes it a sight to behold in terms of aesthetic beauty. For the more sophisticated users, they can try the V-G700 Olive Ark and the V-G70 Olive Atom. The V-G700 Olive Ark comes with a 3-inch full-touch display screen, a dual-SIM, dual-band GSM phone with 5.5 hours talk time and 320 hours stand-by time for longer chatting time over the phone, It also has a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio with recording MP3 player, video recorder/player, plus other mobile applications such as Opera Mini and Ozone for Email, and supports up to 4GB memory through its microSD card. On the other hand, the V-G70 Olive Atom also boasts of the same specifications as its V-G700 sibling except for a shorter talk time and stand by time (4 hours and 100 hours). For the cyberwarriors out there, they will find the V-G70 Olive Atom’s strong Wi-Fi capability as a very nifty and functional feature since they are always on the go and would need constant


from page 1 the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan; and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva and Jasaan) will receive P286, while those in the agriculture sector will receive P274; those under Wage Category II (comprising the cities of Malaybalasy, Valencia, Gingoog, El Salvador, and Ozamis; and the municipalities of Maramag, Quezon, and Manolo Fortich) will receive P281, while those in the agriculture sector will receive P269. Non-agricultural workers under Wage Category 3 (comprising the cities of Oroquieta and Tangub; and the municipalities of Lugait, Opol, and Mambajao) will receive P276, while those in the agriculture sector in the same category will receive P264, the statement noted. Non-agricultural workers under Wage Category 4 (areas which are not covered by the previous categories) will receive P271, while those in agriculture sector will receive P259. Wage earners in the sugar agricultural industry who are covered by Supplemental Wage Order RX-15 that took effect on Feb. 17, 2011 will have a minimum wage rate of P259, it added. The latest wage order, said Ms. Baldoz, shall apply to all minimum wage earners in the private sector “regardless of their position, designation or status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid.” Excluded from the new wage order are household or domestic helpers and service workers, including family drivers and workers of registered Barangay Micro Business Enterprises hired after its effectivity, she said. Earlier, RTWPB-10 chairman Alan Macaraya said they need the confirmation of the connectivity to their friends and colleagues, and also supports up to 8GB memory—all these at an affordable price that won’t hurt your budget. “We believe that Olive Telecommunications has the right products and technologies that would surely appeal to Filipino phone users. The Olive brand is completely focused on providing value-added products, the freshest designs and latest technological innovations that are the product of pioneering research efforts. We will make sure that every Olive phone that we offer to the local market carries all the attributes of the Olive brand,” explains Janis Nathalie LegaspiRacpan, County Manager of Olive Telecommunications.

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


National Wages Productivity Council before implementing the wage increase. Macaraya said once they get the NWPC approval, the board will immediately publish the wage order’s implementing rules and regulations so that wage-earners can immediately benefit from the increase. RTWPB-10 board secretary Estrella Uy-Pahalla said the implementation of the P17 wage increase will be treated as cost-of-living allowance for private employees in the first six months of its implementation, after which it will be integrated into the minimum wage. Uy-Pahalla said the latest increase implemented in the region was the P13 wage hike in October 2010. The minimum daily wage for private employees, excluding agricultural workers, in Northern Mindanao is P269. However, the P17 increase is still way below the P79 across-the-board wage hike asked by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines. But the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Oro Chamber), in its position paper submitted last Friday, said they are opposing any wage increase this year since the high cost of living at this time “is only temporary in nature” and a long range solution [such as wage increase] “is not yet necessary.” The Oro Chamber said 62% of local companies are against the wage increase. Oro Chamber President Antonio D. Uy said the business community in the region is aware that the prices of basic commodities such as rice, bread, canned goods, vegetables, sugar, oil and local transportation included have increased as a result of the fuel price increases. “We have to consider that such increases in the prices of goods and services have an effect on both employees and employers, not to mention that this predicament is temporary which is due to the political instability of oil producing countries located in the Middle East,” Mr. Uy said. The Chamber Ozamiz backed by the Ozamiz FilipinoChinese Chamber (OFCCC), Misamis Occidental Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Oroquieta Filipino Chinese Chamber on the other hand are only proposing for a P5 daily wage hike.

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

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RDC-X LADP special committee confirms action plan for smooth Laguindingan airport operation


o fasttrack the imperatives relevant to the smooth implementation of the soon to be completed Laguindingan Airport, the RDC-X Special Committee on the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) chaired by Governor Oscar S. Moreno of Misamis Oriental, confirmed its multisector action plan. Present in the committee’s second meeting on July 7, 2011 at the RDC-X Main Conference Room, Cagayan de Oro City are the chairs and members of the sub-committees on infrastructure; investment promotion, tourism and employment; and land use and environment. Guests from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority (PIA), and Board of Investments (BOI) also attended. The committee action plan focused on the completion of the airport civil works and navigation facilities; airport master planning; Alubijid-Laguindingan-Gitagum area development cooperation; provision of adequate power and water supply and

communication facilities; security; safe and efficient transportation facilities; environmental protection and management; investment and tourism promotion; and human resource development. The sub-committees reported on updates of their respective activities particularly presenting concrete action areas to respond to the aforementioned concerns. The body was also briefed on the: a) Guidelines for the Establishment of PEZA Special Economic Zone by PEZA Ecozone Development Department Manager, Emmanuel D. Cortero; b) PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority by PIA Administrator Leo Tereso A. Magno; and c) BOI Incentives by BOI-Cagayan de Oro representative, Ms. Ellen Kionisala. Committee Chair Governor Oscar Moreno stressed that “The partnership between the PHIVIDEC and PEZA opens the door for more business opportunities in the area. ” Aside from the PHIVIDEC having been declared a special economic zone, the Governor cited several favorable factors

coming in the LADP vicinity, such as the presence of KOICA, the Coca-Cola plant, the Mindanao Container Port, among others. The Special Committee

on LADP is an inter-sectoral body created to tackle the infrastructure support requirements of the Laguindingan Airport and other equally importat concerns

like tourism-related activites, business opportunities, environmental considerations, changes in land uses of municipalities along the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor.

To date, civil works of the LADP is already 85% accomplished and is expected to be finished by third quarter 2012. peleta b. abejo, kmd, nro-x


a Filipino-Italian joint venture and sustaining member of the Philippines Green Building Council. “We used passive elements in designing Primavera such as cross-ventilation, chimney effect, building orientation, an inner green courtyard and terrace, brise soleil (louvers) and extended awnings to maximize natural light and shadow,” said Architect Romolo V. Nati, president and CEO of ItalPinas, whose entry was cited with a “Special Energy Award” in the recent Design Against the Elements (DAtE) global architectural competition. “These design elements combine to complement each other to bring down the temperature in the building that it remains cool even in hot summer months to lessen the need for air conditioning.”

Mr. Nati estimates Primavera’s passive design elements could reduce energy consumption for air conditioning from kWh/mg Year 224.4 to kWh/mg Year 121.1 which translates to approximately 32% less cooling energy consumption or around 20% total energy consumption, directly benefiting condominium residents. On top of these passive design elements, Mr. Nati said Primavera Residences would also be tapping solar energy on its rooftop with the use of photovoltaic cells that would produce around 150 kilowatts peak renewable energy from its two towers. When the “Net Metering Law” will be implemented in Mindanao in the next two years in our estimate, the photovoltaic cells will feed

electricity to the local distribution utility grid, Mr. Nati said. “At the end of each billing period, this electricity produced will be deducted from the condominium’s electric bill, further reducing the individual electric bill of each resident,” he said. “While waiting for the Net Metering Law to be approved, we will be using the energy produced from the solar cells to directly power the common and shared areas of Primavera.” The Primavera Residences’ business plan had previously been cited as one of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in the Philippines during the 2nd annual Philippines Clean Energy Investor Forum hosted by the Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advi-

sory Network (CTI-PFAN) at the Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Manila last year. The forum sought to find a common platform to determine the best investment opportunities in the country’s clean energy sector. CTI-PFAN noted Primavera Residences business plan had a high degree of social and environmental stewardship, high potential to scaleup, an excellent management teams and cutting edge technology.

“I am happy to know the tenets of sustainable architecture are now being practiced in the provinces as evidenced by the Primavera Residences,” said Illac Angelo Diaz, DAtE organizer, who came to Cagayan de Oro to grace the inauguration. Mr. Diaz, named one of the Ten Outstanding Persons of the World in 2006 by Jaycees International, organized DAtE as a global architectural competition to design shelters for the poorest of the poor at the “Base of the Pyramid”.

from page 1 Urban Rainforest will eventually contain 30,000 “wildlings” or endemic tree species purchased from the Mt. Kitanglad National Park in Bukidnon. For every wilding planted in the Pueblo Urban Rainforest, a counterpart wildling would be planted in Mt. Kitanglad as PODC’s contribution to conserving the country’s biodiversity. Primavera Residences is a 10-storey twin-tower Italiandesigned condominium designed by ITA Project, an architectural design firm based in Rome, Italy with a solid reputation for award winning eco-friendly buildings, and developed by ItalPinas (ITPI Euro Design and EcoDevelopment Corporation),

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Green light is on for organic fertilizer production in Northern Mindanao as the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office – 10 through the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) continue to establish community-based composting facilities in the different municipalities in the provinces. As of May this year, 119 community-based composting facilities were established in the region. Of which 47 sites were located in the province of Bukidnon; 22 in Misamis Oriental, 27 in Lanao del Norte; 20 in Misamis Occidental and 3 in Camiguin. These facilities include 6.5 horse power portable shredder; 15 kilos African Night Crawler; 2 units compost tea brewer; 3 units vermi bed with a dimension of 1M X 3 M and trichoderma compost fungus activator. The recipient’s counterpart includes the 500 square meter area for the building of the shelter of the vermin. Engr. Ernesto Brampio, SWAC for Region 10 explained that based on the project monitoring conducted by BSWM together with DA’s Regional S oils Te s t i ng L a b or at or y (RSTL), 80 % of the existing composting facilities are producing organic fertilizer for distribution to farmers in their locality.

However, 20% or 4 composting facilities are subject for retrieval and transfer to other qualified beneficiaries. In order to hasten the implementation of the project, a consultation was conducted and participated by the implementing Local Government Units (LGUs) from the provi nc e s of Bu k i d non , Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. The event enabled the participants to review the accomplishment and address issues encountered during the implementation of the project. This also identifies and strategizes mechanism that will fast tract the operation and adopt the new system for effective project implementation and monitoring. The daylong activity also allowed the participants to further discuss the development of the project that will provide livelihood opportunities and can generate jobs for local and seasonal farmers. Likewise, it also emp owers t he far mers to produce their own organic fertilizer and opens chances as organic fertilizer producers. The campaign for use of organic fertilizer restores the natural fertility of degraded soils through sustainable approach and will eventually sustain food production.# (mgbsta. elena)



July 11-17, 2011

Photo shows Engr. Ernesto Brampio (left photo) explaining to the participants (right photo) that 80% of the community-based composting facilities established in region 10 are now operational and producing organic fertilizers for the locality. photo by mgbs

DA-10 to conduct Skills Enhancement Training cum Info Officers’ Meeting Cagayan de Oro City – The Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) through the sponsorship of the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) will hold a Skills Enhancement Training cum Meeting this coming July 8, 2011 at Pearlmont Inn this city. As communication is one of the essential keys in the effective and efficient delivery of services to agricultural clienteles, the gathering particularly intends to serve as

a venue for a refresher course on photography as well as a discussion on the strategies to be employed for the conduct of the Information Caravan, which is tentatively scheduled October of this year in the islandprovince of Camiguin and an update on the various lined-up activities or events among the department’s attached bureaus and agencies, and also the provincial local government units. In doing so, DA-10 along with its partners can collectively aid for the further advancement of information-dissem-

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.

BWM July 4 & 11, 2011

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:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-93110 “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”

“A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 10, Block 5 of the cons. subd. Plan, PCS-10-001781, 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.”

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


ination initiatives that would capably notify its targeted beneficiaries of the different programs, projects or interventions that they can possibly avail. Expected attendees who will grace the event are the provincial information officers from the five provinces of the region at the same time the information officers or representatives from the following: Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA), Philippine Center for Post-Har vest Development and Mecha-

nization (PHilMech), Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corporation (QuedanCor), National Dairy Authority (NDA), Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Fiber Development Authority (FiDA), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), NMIS and DA. # (joanne l. olson, da10)


Spl. Proc. No. 244-07-2011

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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Oro lawmakers seek probe of P400-M CAAP anomaly AT least two lawmakers are seeking a probe on two officials of the Arroyo administration over the latter’s alleged anomalous withdrawal of P400 million from former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Reps. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro and his brother Maximo Rodriguez Jr. of Abante Mindanao Party-list made the proposal under House Resolution 1162 which tasks the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability to investigate former Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Ruben Ciron and his chief of staff, Ronaldo Manlapig—who allegedly made the withdrawal of more

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than P400 million from the agency’s accounts in at least two banks. 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 cited that 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. Like wis e, 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. “The huge bank withdrawals are highly questionable since these were made when Ciron and Manlapig were on their way out,” Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro pointed out. Ciron was replaced by Alfonso Cusi on March 10, 2010, or eight days after he and Manlapig made the last two withdrawals. “There is a need to look into the situation, which is highly anomalous in order to prevent public funds from being further disbursed and to improve the performance of the CAAP,” Rodriguez said in closing.

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to scrap all multiple registrants from the voters’ list to prevent electoral cheating. Under the newly approved measure, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) shall implement “in a uniform and nondiscriminatory manner, a single, official, centralized, interactive computerized voter registration list.”

The bill warned that voters who fail to submit for validation on or before the last day of filing of application for registration for purposes of the 2013 national and local elections, despite due notice, shall be deactivated from the registration record of the voters by the Election Registration Board (ERB). But those deactivated may apply before the ERB for reactivation with simultaneous

validation and the applicant, if eligible, shall be included as a matter of right in the Registration Record of Voters. Tarlac Rep. Susan Yap, who authored House Bill 3469, said voters registered as of May 10, 2010 national elections and those who will register under Republic Act 8189, otherwise known as the “The Voter’s Registration Act of 1996” without biometrics data shall submit themselves for validation.

“Registered voters shall submit for live capture his or her photograph, fingerprint, and signature through the use of the data-capturing machines (DCMs) before the election officer (EO) of the city or municipality,” she said. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, another author of the measure, said the computerized voters’ list would make cheating during electoral exercises a “thing of

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House finally okays anti-gender bias bill GENDER preferences on job notices and job hiring have been banned by the House of Representatives. This developed after the House approved House Bill 4643— or the Act expanding the prohibited acts of discrimination against women on account of sex, amending for the purpose Articles 135 and 137 of Presidential Decree no. 442 or the Labor code of the Philippines. “The bill will level the playing field for women in employment and work opportunities,” Rep. Susan Yap of Tarlac, who co-authored the bill with Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, pointed out. Likewise, the bill deems it unlawful for any employer to favor a male employee over a female employee with respect to assignments, dismissal or retrenchment of personnel and prohibits the denial of any employment benefits or other statutory benefits under the country’s laws from a woman by reason

the past.” “By doing this, it will ensure honest, clean, and credible election, plebiscite or referenda,” he said. Among those who coauthored the bill are Reps. Elpidio Barzaga, Jr., Cavite; Maximo Rodriguez Jr, Abante Mindanao, Inc.; Andres Salvacion, Leyte; Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III, Abono; Neri C olmenares, B ayan Muna; Rex Gatchalian, ValenBRANCHES

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June 30th marked the beginning of an exciting Rodelsa Season for 2011-2012 as Filipino violinist and Juilliard School Scholar, Diomedes Saraza, Jr. wowed the crowd with his stellar performance of well-loved classical pieces such as Antonio Molina’s Hating Gabi, Paganini’s Caprice no. 11, Bizet’s Carmen Fantasie and the familiar Tango (por una cabeza) by Carlos Gardel and arranged by John Williams. Accompanying Saraza was international pianist and CDO’s very own, Rudolf Pelaez Golez. Their seamless team-up mesmerized the crowd and paved

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Buwan ng Nutrisyon 2011 Isulong ang BREASTFEEDINGTama, Sapat at EKsklusibo! “Isulong ang BREASTEEDING - Tama, Sapat at EKsklusibo!” ang tema ng ika 37-taon ng Nutrition Month. Layunin ng pagdiriwang ng Nutrition Month ay pakilusin ang iba’t ibang sektor ng lipunan upang suportahan at pangalagaan at protektahan ang pagpapasuso. Ang tema ay hango mula sa kampanya ng Department of Health na “BREASTFEEDING TSEK“ (Tama. Sapat. EKsklusibo!). Ano ang kasalukuyang sitwasyon sa breastfeeding? √ 36% lamang na mga baby ang eksklusibong pinasuso sa loob ng anim na buwan √ 54% lamang na mga baby ang napasuso sa unang oras ng buhay √ 12% ng mga baby ay hindi napasuso √ 34% ng mga baby ang tumigil sa pagsuso dahil sa pag-akala ni nanay na kulang ang kaniyang gatas √ 25% ng mga nanay ang tumigil sa pagpapasuso dahil bumalik na sa trabaho Ano ang ibig sabihin ng TSEK ? √ “ Tama ” ang agarang paglagay ni baby sa dibdib ng ina mula pagkasilang upang umpisahang makasuso si baby sa loob ng isang oras. √ “ Sapat ” na ang gatas ng ina dahil kaunti lang ang kailangan ng sanggol sa unang linggo ni baby. Dadami ang gatas ng ina kapag madalas ang pagpapasuso. √ “ EKsklusibo ” na gatas ng ina lamang ang ibibigay kay baby at wala nang ibang pagkain, tubig at likido sa unang 6 na buwan. Bakit mahalaga ang BREASTFEEDING TSEK? √ Ang tamang pagpapasuso ay nakapagliligtas ng buhay ni baby. Naiiwasan ang pagkakasakit, impeksyon at mga allergy. Ang mga batang na-breastfeed ay higit na mas matalino kaysa sa hindi napasuso ng gatas ng ina. √ Nakabubuti ito sa kalusugan ng ina. √ Nakakatipid ang pamilya at naiiwasan ang kawalan ng kita dahil hindi nawawala sa trabaho dahil hindi gaanong nagkakasakit ang pinapasusong bata. √ Ang pagpapasuso ay mainam na stratehiya upang makamit ng bansa ang agarang pagbaba ng neonatal, infant at child mortality rates na alinsunod sa Millennium Development Goals. √ Ang pagpapalagap ng TSEK ay makakatulong upang maituwid ang mga maling akala at kaugalian sa breastfeeding Ano ang totoo sa breastfeeding? √ L ahat ng nanay ay may kakayahang magpasuso. √ Ang ina ay makakapagbigay ng sapat na breastmilk sa kanyang baby. √ Maaring magpasuso kahit na pagod o may sakit ang ina. √ Maaring ipagpatuloy ang pagpapasuso kahit bumalik na ang nanay sa trabaho. Gamit ang kamay, iexpresss ang gatas at ibigay ito kay baby gamit ang tasa.

√ Ang gatas ng ina ay sapat at akma sa pangangailangan ni baby. √ Ang colostrum (gatas sa unang 3-7 araw) ay malinis at sagana sa antibodies upang iwas sakit si baby. √ May tubig ang breastmilk kaya hindi mauuhaw ang baby. Anu-ano ang mga batas, polisiya at programa para protektahan, alagaan at mapalaganap ang breastfeeding? √ Executive Order 51 – Milk Code √ RA 7600 – Rooming In and Breastfeeding Act √ RA 10028 – Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 √ AO 2005-0014 – National Policies on IYCF √ AO 2006-0012 – Revised IRR of EO 51 √ AO 2007-0026 – Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative √ AO 2008-0029 – Health Reform for Rapid Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality √ AO 2009-0025 – Adopting New Policies and Protocol on Essential Newborn Care √ Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition √ Philippine IYCF Strategic Plan, 2011-2016 Ano ang mga dapat gawin para sa breastfeeding? √ Pamilya/Komunidad · Magboluntaryong maging peer counsellor upang gabayan ang mga nanay sa pagpapasuso · Magbuo ng mga breastfeeding support group · Magsagawa ng mga seminar o class sa mga nanay, tatay, at miyembro ng pamilya ukol sa breastfeeding · Ipatupad at i-report ang mga paglabag sa Milk Code · Magpasa ng mga ordinansa o resolusyon √ Lugar ng trabaho · Magtalaga ng mga lactation station · Magbigay ng breastfeeding breaks sa mga nagtratrabahong ina na hindi bababa sa 40 minuto kada 8-oras na trabaho · Ipatupad ang 2 buwan na maternity leave at kung maari ay payagan magtrabaho sa bahay ang nagpapasusong nanay · Ipagbawal ang pagbebenta at pag-anunsiyo ng infant formula milk √ Health facilities · Maging sertipikadong Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital (MBFH) · Magkaroon ng milk bank o milk storage · Magsagawa ng patuloy na pagtuturo sa mga health worker sa bagong impormasyon sa pagpapasuso · Ipatupad ang Essential Newborn Care Protocol √ Paaralan · Pagsama ng Infant Young and Child Feeding sa kurikulum sa lahat ng antas · Magkaroon ng lactation rooms · Ipatupad ang Milk Code √ Industriya · Pagtupad sa Milk Code · Magfortify ng mga pagkain ayon sa RA 8976 o Food Fortification Law · Pagsunod sa Code of Hygienic Practice for Food for Infants and Children Para sa karagdagang impormasyon o katanungan mangyaring sumulat o tumawag sa National Nutrition Council 2/F, Admin Office, FTI Complex, East Service Road Taguig City (temporary office) Telepono: 846-4239; Fax: 846-4351 Email: Website: Wastong Nutrisyon:

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