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THE Regional Development Council 10 (RDC 10) endorses its support for the inclusion in the mandate of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) the development of other palms such as sugar palm (kaong), fishtail palm (pugahan), and the palm wood (bahi). This is to enhance support in the development of other palm varieties into an industry in the region and respond to the demands for other palms based products and by-products in the domestic and foreign markets. This is to enable PCA to appropriate funding support for research and development of the other potential palm varieties.
OROQUIETA City -- The Misamis Occidental provincial government (MOPG) will work for the revival of the coconut industry in the province. This assurance came from Governor Herminia M. Ramiro who said the province will workout a new program that will revive the industry through the Department of Agriculture (DA), by distributing new coconut varieties, such as, the dwarf variety, that only takes a shorter time for the trees to bear fruits. The governor said she is looking forward that this new scheme will be able to help the coconut farmers in their livelihood and bring back the luster of the industry. Copra is one of the main products of the province but the coconut industry has been taken for granted and left–out, thus the need to revive it, the Governor also said.
By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO, Correspondent
AVAO City -- The city government is finalizing its bid to host next year’s Philippine Advertising Congress, an official said.
“We are optimistic that the city will become the venue of the advertising congress. The city has a lot to offer ranging from having sufficient hotel rooms, good food and metropolitan lifestyle,” said Jason C. Magnaye, Davao City Tourism Operations Office head. During the culmination of the annual Kadayawan Festival at the weekend, city government representatives met with Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. to appeal for support on hosting the biennial advertising event. The ad congress, which attracts over 2,000 delegates, was last held in Camarines Sur in November last year. LIMITED FACILITIES In previous years, Davao had failed to convince organizers due to limited facilities, particularly on lodging and convention areas. Facilities have improved for the past AD/PAGE 10
FLOAT. CAMELLA Homes’ social arm, Villar Foundation, won first place in the “Pamulak sa Kadayawan” float competition in the recently concluded Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. (PHOTO PROVIDED)
Exorbitant taxi charges reach dead end Caraga intensifies
By JORIE C. VALCORZA, Contributor
THE Regional Development Council 10 (RDC-10) Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee (InfraCom) endorses a resolution calling for enforcement policies prohibiting taxicab drivers from engaging in flagged-up meters or operating on contractual basis. Engineer Modesto C. Babaylan, private sector representative co-chairperson of the InfraCom, said in last week’s 94th RDC full council meeting held in Camiguin TAXI/PAGE 10
By NEF LUCZON, Correspondent
Exorbitant charges by taxis at the Lumbia airport will soon end.
THE campaign against illegal logging has been intensified in Caraga Region with the recovery of high-value illegally cut logs, the most recent of which was along the two rivers in Agusan del Sur on Monday afternoon, according to state information body. The crackdown was led by the AntiIllegal Logging Task Force with support CARAGA/PAGE 10
Aboitiz group backs efforts to uplift quality education By BUTCH D. ENERIO Correspondent
CONTINUING its commitment to uplift the quality of education in the country, the Aboitiz group of companies, through its foundation, built
and turned over two school buildings, with two classrooms each, here Friday. The more than P4 million school building projects benefited the Corrales and Bulua Elementary Schools. ABOITIZ/PAGE 10
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Tangub releases P26M for eco-tourism site development By RUTCHIE C. AGUHOB, Contributor
TANGUB City -- The local government of Tangub has released P26 million for the development of the Eco-Tourism Model Site of the Mt. Malindang Ranges Natural Park (RNP) in Barangay Hoyohoy, this city. The project aims to establish a visitors’ center, viewing deck, camping site facilities and a botanical garden to showcase the unique and rare species of flora found inside the Mt. Malindang RNP, Mayor Philip Tan, who led its recent ground-breaking
and capsule laying ceremony, said. Barangay Hoyohoy is one of the upland barangays in the protected area of Mt. Malindang RNP that significantly possesses natural beauty and grandeur, which becomes an avenue for eco-
tourism adventure facilities. Situated in the open area at the foot of the Mt. Malindang RNP, the site faces the south peak and located 850 meters above sea level (asl), in the highlands of Tangub and only about 700 meters below Mt. Ampiro, the lowest peak of the mountain ranges of Mt. Malindang. Its view spans to the other six ranges with summits from 1,700 m-2,400 m asl and the areas in the towns of Kolambugan, Tubod and Maigo in Lanao del Norte
across Panguil Bay and those of the neighboring city of Ozamiz, and the municipalities of Clarin and Tudela in the east and Bonifacio and Don Victoriano in the south. Tan said the sustainable financing project through the development of ecotourism model site inside the Mt. Malindang is for the protection and management of the park for its perpetual existence. An inventory of plant species in the Mt. Malindang RNP in 2004 said that there are 1,284 species, 472 genera and 187 families. Of these, 873 were considered as angiosperms, 20 as gymnosperms, 280 as pterodophytes, 85 as byrophytes and 25 species as lechens. Likewise, of the pterodophytes, the number of species recorded represented about 44 percent of 632 species
found in Mindanao. The identification of the site is a laudable strategy to sustainably manage its abundant resources, which is envisioned to greatly boost the protection activities in the park and Mt. Malindang’s environs. “It will invite tourists from all walks of life to experience nature that leads to sustainable management,” the mayor said. Located at the southern curve of the D-shape province of Misamis Occidental, in the island of Mindanao, Tangub City is bounded by Mt. Malindang in the north, Ozamiz City in the east, Paguil Bay in the south and the municipality of Bonifacio in the west. It can be reached by plane in one hour and 20 minutes from Manila, one-night travel by boat from Cebu City and
three hours and 30 minutes ride by bus from Cagayan de Oro City. The ground-break ing was attended by the representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Centre for Bio-Diversity (ACB), which awarded the “Plaque Recognizing Mt. Malindang RNP as an Asean Heritage Park in the Philippines,” and the ACB-German Organization (GIZ) which handed over its certificate of approval to Governor Herminia M. Ramiro of Misamis Occidental. After the ground-breaking, Tan also led the tree planting of some 200 trees of the Igem and Almaciga species in the area, together with the participants of the second National Asean Heritage Park Conference, held in the province.
Buseco expands, unveils 10MVA substation, 69KV line By JOSEPH G. CAMASURA Correspondent
THE Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) has unveiled the commissioning of its 10MVA substation and 69KV line at San Vicente, Sumilao, Bukidnon on August 20. This expansion by the province’s power provider is expected to spur economic development particularly in the second district, Sumilao Mayor Rey Baula said during the blessing and unveiling
of the project markers. Also present to witness the formal start of the project are Buseco officials led by General Manager Edgardo Masongsong, Project manager Engr. Artis Nikki Tortola, Buseco’s outgoing Board chairman Charlie C. Castillanes and incoming Chairman Eligio C. David, Jr. who both gave their respective inspirational message, representatives from National Electric Administration (NEA), local government units and Bank of
the Philippine Island (BPI), Impasug-ong Mayor Mario Okinlay, and local officials of the host barangay of San Vicente. Board Member Gloria Ranille, in her closing remarks, said that the occasion signifies more progress in this part of the province which will start in San Vicente. “As God calls for light to shine upon us during the creation, Buseco will light upon us for a brighter future,” Ranille said.
DavNor guv urges inclusion of whole Mindanao in PRDP TAGUM City -- The governor here has joined Mindanao officials in asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include the whole of Mindanao in the proposed $627-million Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP). Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario pushed the proposal
when he presented the resolution of the Program Advisory Board (PAB) of the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) to include all local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao in the PRDP, during the recent 8th World Bank Implementation Support mission in Quezon City. The PRDP is a replication
of the five-year MRDP, which is funded by an $83.75-million World Bank (WB) loan, including about $40-million worth of counterpart from the national government and the LGUs. Del Rosario, who is the president of the Confederation of Local Chief Executives in Mindanao and concurrent member of the PAB representing the league of governors, said the PRDP has substantial funds to cover all Mindanao LGUs. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala assured he would take into consideration the proposal of the PAB even if the PRDP plan has been formulated. At present, MRDP is operating in 225 of the 420 towns in all of Mindanao’s 26 provinces. The PRDP proposes to maintain the coverage area in Mindanao, while expanding the program to include Visayas and the southern part of Luzon.
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PAL prods gov’t for air talks FLAG CARRIER Philippine Airlines (PAL) has asked the government to conduct air talks with Canada, firming up preparations for earlier announced plans to launch more flights to the North American country by October. “PAL asked us as if we can conduct air talks with Canada,” Civil Aeronautics Board Executive Director Carmelo A. Arcilla said noting that the request was made by PAL’s representatives. “Well, Canada has always been a growing market for us.” This, after PAL President Ramon S. Ang told reporters last month the airline is looking to launch more flights to Canada by October, which is one of the ways seen to revert back the company to profitability. Already, the country has seven frequencies to Canada, which are used by PAL for its daily flights to Vancouver. Air rights negotiations with Canada is not the regu-
lator’s priority this year, Mr. Arcilla said, but it is possible to seek temporary additional frequencies. “Our priority for this year is South Korea, Singapore, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Thailand,” Mr. Arcilla said. “We may conduct an air talks with Canada early next year.” The government might instead ask for “extra section flights” from Canadian aviation authorities in the meantime, to give PAL temporary frequencies. In any case, Mr. Ang had said that PAL might just adjust its offerings to four f lights to Vancouver and three flights to Toronto per week in case frequencies
will remain at just seven per week by October. Aside from Canada, Mr. Ang earlier said that PAL will be launching more f lights to US and revive flights to Europe, such as Paris and London by next year, as the company is upbeat that Philippines will soon regain its Category 1 status. In January 2008, US-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the Philippines to Category 2 from Category 1 following a safety audit on November 2007, thus prevented local carriers from expanding operations abroad, such as in the United States. In the wake of the FAA downgrade, the International Civil Aviation Organization designated the country as “a significant safety concern” in December 2009. The following year, the European Union banned Philippine carriers from flying to Europe.
PAL had further said it will implement a massive aircraft-route realignment to match the aircraft capacity with the carrying requirements of various destinations. The move, Mr. Ang said, is expected to result in $300 million worth of annual fuel savings particularly as the company aims to narrow its deficit by yearend. For its fiscal year ending in March 31, PAL Holdings, Inc., the flag carrier’s parent, posted a P3.63-billion loss attributable to equity holders of the parent company, a reversal from a P2.533-billion income realized last year due to rise in fuel cost. To prepare for the longhaul f lights to key cities in the world, the company has acquired its third Boeing 777-300ER worth $247 million, while another will come in December and two more next year.
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Vista Land to offer homebuilder bonds LISTED DEVELOPER Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. will be offering this year the first tranche of its P2.5-billion homebuilder bonds to raise funds for corporate purposes and attract more buyers. The Villar-led company last Friday registered the bonds with the Securities and Exchange Commission, said Ricardo B. Tan, Jr., Vista Land chief financial officer and compliance officer. This paves the way for a first tranche issuance of P500 million this semester. Last July 26, Vista Land authorized management to offer its Homebuilder Bonds at a maximum amount of P2.5 billion, earlier reports showed. “The primary purpose of the bonds is to provide Vista Land’s existing and prospective customers with an alternative investment vehicle which should also assist and encourage them to purchase Vista Land’s horizontal and vertical residential products,” the property firm said in a statement, adding that the earnings from the bonds may also be allotted for general corporate purposes. The bonds will have a three-year tenor, which may be extended to five years if desired, a 5% to 6.75% per annum indicative interest rate for the first tranche, and a P180,000 minimum subscription payable through 36 monthly payments of P5,000. Upon the bonds’ maturity, investors may opt to use the proceeds to purchase a Vista Land property, or secure a cash pay-out, the company said. Investment & Capital Corp. of the Philippines (ICCP) will be serving as financial advisor and issue
manager for the offering. “Having acted as co-lead manager for Vista Land’s recent successful P4.8-billion notes issue, we are again looking forward to working closely with the company in ensuring the success of their first Homebuilder Bond issue,” Conrado A. Gloria, ICCP president and chief operating officer, was quoted as saying. Vista Land has so far delivered about 200,000 units to buyers since 1977, and claims to have a presence in over 50 cities and municipalities nationwide. Earlier this year, the company bared plans to develop eight residential condominiums worth P10 billion and 32 residential subdivisions worth P32 billion this year. DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN, who died on August 1, 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City, left parcel of registered land located in Licoan, Sumilao, Bukidnon and more particularly described as follows; A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 4, Pcs-10-002395 (AR), being a portion of Lot 83-A, and 83-B, Psd10-019836), situated in the Barangay of Licoan, Municipality of Sumilao, Province of Bukidnon. Containing an area of (50,000) square meters, more or less. That the said real property is covered by transfer Certificate of title No. AT-13141 is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SET TLEMENT OF ESTATE OF FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN, made and entered into by and among ATTY. ALEJO T. BOQUIREN, JR., of legal age, widower, and resident of St. Ignatius, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir; and CARMELA JAY BOQUIREN PAYOYO, of legal age, widow and resident of St. Ignatius, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir; as per Doc. No. 470; Page No. 095; Book No. XXVI; Series of 2012, under Notary Public of ATTY. SAMUEL B. ARNADO. BWM: AUG. 24, 31 & SEPT. 7, 2012
Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region Branch 38 Cagayan de Oro City 2012-357 IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF THE MINOR, MARVIN ATAYDE GALLARDE, WITH RESPECT TO HIS GENDER/SEX, FROM FEMALE TO MALE, TO THE FIRST NAME OF HIS FATHER, FROM BIENVINIDO TO BIENVENIDO, AND TO THE DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE OF HIS PARENTS, FROM JANUARY 9, 1993 AT TALAHIRON, KIBAWE, BUKIDNON TO MARCH 1, 2003 AT JASAAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL,
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BIENVENIDO P. GALLARDE,
Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF OPOL, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x--------------------------------------------------------- / AMENDED ORDER On January 23, 2012, after this Court found the Petition sufficient in form and substance, this case was set for hearing last March 22, 2012. On said date, petitioner informed the Court that he was unable to comply with the jurisdictional requirements, thus this case was reset twice until counsel informed this Court that petitioner did not actually cause the publication of the January 23, 2012 Order. On motion, this Court granted petitioner’s prayer to issue this Amended Order. Set the initial hearing on the Petition filed by the Public Attorney’s Office for Correction of Entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of Marvin Atayde Gallarde with respect to Gender/Sex from “Female” to “Male”, First Name of his father from “Bienvinido” to “Bienvenido”, and the Date and Place of Marriage of Parents from “January 9, 1993 at Talahiron, Kibawe, Bukidnon” to “March 1, 2003 at Jasaan, Misamis Oriental” recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Opol, Misamis Oriental on to September 19, 2012 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, on which date, time and place, all persons who may have any opposition to the Petition herein sought, may appear to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Likewise, let copies of this Order, with Petition attached, be posted at the expense of the petitioner on the bulletin boards of the Court, the Municipal Hall of Opol, Misamis Oriental and the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental for at least ten (10) days prior to the date of hearing. SO ORDERED. 31 July 2012, Cagayan de Oro City.
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Petron back on PSE index; Cebu Air out OIL refiner Petron Corp. is back on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) index, replacing Cebu Air Inc., operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific. In a disclosure on Wednesday, the PSE said the new composition of the PSEi will take effect on September 10. “Petron Corp. will now be part of the benchmark index replacing Cebu Air,” the PSE said. The PSE had conducted a review of the composition of the 30-company index from July 2011 to June 2012. The PSEi is now composed of the following companies: Ayala Corp., Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Alliance Global Group Inc., Ayala Land Inc., Aboitiz Power Corp., BDO Unibank, Belle Corp., Bank of the Philippine Islands, DMCI Holdings, Energy Development Corp., First Gen Corp., Globe Telecom, International Container Terminal Services Inc., Jollibee Foods Corp., JG Summit Holdings, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., Megaworld Corp., Manila Electric Co., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Manila Water Co. Inc., Petron Corp., Philex Mining Corp., Robinsons Land Corp., Semirara Mining Corp., SM Investments Corp., San Miguel Corp., SM Development Corp., SM Prime Holdings, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Universal Robina Corp. For a listed company to be included on the PSEi, it should satisfy the following criteria: free f loat level, liquidity and full market capitalization.
SM plans to buy smaller grocers SM RETAIL, Inc. is eyeing small supermarkets it can buy out in Luzon as other rivals have undertaken mergers and acquisitions to compete against the Sy-led giant. “There are [supermarkets] being looked at,” Joey C. Mendoza, president of SM Retail’s supermarkets division, said noting that while nothing has been finalized, opportunities are being scrutinized “closely.” “It’s always a possibility for us. We don’t close [ourselves off to] options like that. If there are stores that, say, have had enough of running on their own and would like to sell, we will anticipate those,” Mr. Mendoza said. Already, the group has acquired a number of Glo-ri supermarkets and Makro stores in Metro Manila a few years back, Mr. Men-
doza said. “We look at the historical performance of a particular store. If it jibes with what we’ve set our performance goal to be given the SM treatment, so to speak, then we look at it,” Mr. Mendoza explained. SM Retail said it wants to firm up its presence outside Metro Ma ni la,
where growth prospects are reportedly located. “There are a lot of competitors there. Provincial Luzon is very attractive, especially in the urban areas,” Mr. Mendoza said. This plan comes on the heels of recent mergers and acquisitions conducted by rivals. Puregold Price Club,
Inc. has consolidated its operations with that of upscale S&R Membership Shopping. Puregold has also moved to acquire the Gant Group of Companies, which operates Parco Supermarket. Upscale Rustan Supercenters, Inc. for its part sold a 50% stake in the company to Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings, Inc. of the Hong Kong-based Jardine Matheson Group, in a bid to strengthen Rustan’s position in the country. The Hortalezas’ personal care store chain HBC, Inc. has meanwhile acquired pharmaceutical retailer and convenience store operator Savemore Drug, Inc. “Acquisitions would be a good counter-strategy,” Jose Mari B. Lacson, head of research at Campos Lanuza & Co., Inc., said.
SM Retail contributed P73.8 million in revenues to its parent’s profits in the first half, 8.37% higher than the P68.1 million accounted for in the same period last year, mainly due to new store openings. As of end-June, SM Retail’s portfolio consisted of 43 department stores, 34 supermarkets, 73 SaveMore stores, and 33 hypermarkets. T h ree depa r t ment stores , n i ne SaveMore branches, and three hypermarkets are set to open before the year ends. Parent firm SM Investments Corp. has allotted a record P56.80 billion capital budget for this year to fund expansions for its f lagship ma ll and condominium development units SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and SM Development Corp.
Honda holds off local launch of hybrid cars AUTOMOTIVE MAKER Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. will hold off from introducing hybrid models into the local market until Congress passes tax breaks for this type of vehicle, an official said last week. “We are ready to introduce [hybrid] models as early as we can after the bill is passed in the Senate. The Senate is
discussing the exemption of the vehicle duty on excise tax and with this kind of incentive, we can sell this car at a more affordable price,” Honda President and General Manager Tatsuya Natsume said last week. Already, Honda showcased the Insight and CR-Z hybrid cars at the 4th Philippine International Motoring
Show held at the World Trade Center from Aug. 16-19. The Insight was first introduced by Honda in 1999. The CR-Z was introduced in 2010. Such cars combine an internal combustion engine, which uses gasoline, and electric motors to power the vehicle. HONDA/PAGE 10
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The End of the World THINK a minute… Recently the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Sometimes watching the world’s news is like watching a horror movie, isn’t it? You know that the 20th century had more people killed in wars than all the other centuries of history combined! Besides all the wars, we’re seeing an increase in many kinds of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes; plus totally new weather patterns that never existed before such as El Nino and La Nina. Then, there are the terrible diseases, plagues, and new mystery viruses. AIDS, the worst disease in history, is killing millions of people
worldwide with still no cure in sight! In Africa, entire towns have no adults because they’ve all died from AIDS, so just babies and children are left to survive alone. According to a new United Nations report, we now have the worst world hunger and famine in history. Hundreds of millions are starving with countless thousands dying every day. You know that Jesus Christ told us that all these things would happen and that they’re like labor pains just before a mother gives birth. These terrible things are the sign that He’s getting ready to come back. Only this time, He’s coming to judge all this world’s evil and wrong. Jesus said we can’t know the exact day of His return, so it will
be sudden and here before we know it. But Jesus explained it’s because He loves us so much that He’s waited as long as He can for more of us to choose to receive His gift of forgiveness and eternal life, before it’s too late! But if you know the world’s Judge personally as your friend, then His return is good news because you’re going home with Him to live forever in paradise, just as He promised. That morning of September 11, those people who went to work at the World Trade Center in New York had no idea they would never see their family again. And neither do we know if we’ll live to see tomorrow. Jesus made it clear that we all live forever—either in heaven or
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JHAN TIAFAU HURST hell. The choice is ours. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you and take charge of your life every day? Then you’ll have absolutely nothing to fear—neither your sudden death, nor even the end of the world. Just think a minute…
The $1-B IMF loan explained YOU may have heard of the Bangko Sentral’s pledge to extend a US$1-billion loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) being discussed in television and radio talk shows, or read about politicians and economists state their views about it in the newspapers last month. Many Filipinos, as exhibited by the media’s man-onthe-street interviews, have given many an impassioned opinion about it — understandable, since US$1 billion is indeed no measly amount. However, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has a justifiable reason for making this pledge. As BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. has explained: “The Philippines is supporting the global efforts to stabilize the world economy and maintain it
on a growth path... we are a member of the global community of nations and it is also in our interest to ensure economic and financial stability across the globe.” To further explain this topic to the ordinary Filipino, may I share this article written by one of our BSP employees, Jason P. Raval. Jason, a photo journalist assigned at the BSP Corporate Affairs Office (CORAO), published this commentary on his Facebook account in an effort to explain to every “Juan and Maria” the reasons behind the BSP’s US$1-billion loan to the IMF. Below is the first part of the article — a slightly edited version of the original. The second and last part will come out next week. May I just say that this
article is one of the best layman’s explanations I’ve read about the issue. Great job, Jason. $1 Billion By Jason Arlan Pilaza Raval $1 billion. TV, radio, print, and even social media is abuzz with the news that the Philippines has pledged to loan $1 billion to the IMF which will be used to help the Euro Zone countries in bad shape. In many “man on the street” interviews from our local news programs, we would hear Juan and Maria complain that it is absurd to lend money to other countries when so many of our people are starving, schoolchildren are without classrooms, sick without proper healthcare, etc. They say the $1 billion
IGNACIO BUNYE or roughly R43 billion would do so much good if it was spent here for the Filipino people and not lent to other countries. Juan and Maria’s sentiments are understandable, but the problem is, they do not understand where the $1 billion came from and BUNYE/PAGE 7
Contraception is intrinsically evil
Brittle Bones OSTEOPOROSIS is one condition that we could do without. If one were to hold a bone in one’s hands, it wouldn’t be that easy to break it. As a matter of fact, I would need a bone saw just to cut it and be able to examine the innermost portions, and would require my energies to finish one! But, in osteoporosis, the bone is easy to break as it is weak and brittle. Normally, bone, being a living tissue is constantly absorbed and replaced. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it is created. The inability to replace that which is lost may result into a weaker bone. It is during childhood and early adulthood that one should have invested in what we call his/ her bone bank, so that, when he/she ages, one can draw from its deposits and thus, minimize the risk of developing osteoporosis. With very little deposit to draw on, as one ages, then the probability of having the disease, is compounded if one were to have any of these risk factors: a history of osteoporosis in the family,
it, when there are preventive measures that one may do? Lifestyle choices will have an impact on one’s future health status: eating foods rich in calcium( simple diets like sardines and green leafy vegetables like my favourite camote tops salad, is food for the bones), with the aid of sunlight and Vitamin D ( essential for the calcium to be absorbed by the body ), and exercise. Shying away from too much alcoholic beverages is important as alcohol interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium. And, when one reaches the age of 50’s and beyond, wearing sensible low heeled non slip shoes, and making one’s home a DIAO/PAGE 7
THE reason bishops and many others are up in arms against the RH Bill is because that proposal, while packaged beautifully with all sorts of benefits—even being touted as the ultimate solution to our poverty—is simply immoral. And it is immoral because again, in spite of its many good points, it is blind to the intrinsic immorality of contraception. Rather it presents contraception in fact as an expression of freedom, the so-called freedom of choice, which simply worsens things, adding fuel to the fire. To me, this is the very germ that spoils the whole RH Bill package, the poison that corrupts the cake. It betrays a certain dangerous ideology, a spirit of the world if not of the devil that inspires it and that simply cannot be compatible with Christian faith and morals. Because of that, certain features of the RH Bill manifest a malignant character. The provision on sex education even to little children is one. That of companies forced to enforce family planning to their employees is another. That of punishing those who may speak badly
of the RH law is still another. Then Hillary Clinton herself declared that RH would include abortion as one option. So, even if the pro-RH group tells us there is no abortion in the bill, we have reason to answer back, “Tell it to the Marines.” Contraception is an intrinsic evil. There’s no ifs and buts about that. And that’s simply because, even without bringing yet the context in which it is used, whether in marriage or outside it, contraception is already a clear abuse of our sexual and procreative faculty. It’s explained all over in many Church documents like the Humanae vitae, Evangelium vitae, Veritatis splendor and, of course, the Catechism. To cite one doctrine, we have the following from the Catechism. It’s kind of long, so I beg for my readers’ indulgence “Ever y action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible is intrinsically evil.
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FR. ROY CIMAGALA “Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other.” (2370) That’s quite clear and categorical, isn’t it? Similar teaching is repeated in many other documents. It’s disquieting and disturbing to learn that even some Catholic theologians do not buy this doctrine. Not only that, but they also admit, whether openly or in secret, and even teach that the RH bill is ok. CIMAGALA/PAGE 7
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Jollibee to operate another Asian chain JOLLIBEE FOODS Corp. plans to spend $8 million in the next three years for a joint venture that will operate hot pot restaurants in China and its territories. The homegrown fast food giant -- through whollyowned subsidiaries Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. and Golden Plate Pte. Ltd. -- has forged an agreement with Taiwan-based Hoppime Ltd. to operate the food chain called 12 Sabu in China, Hong Kong, and Macau, a disclosure yesterday showed. “The joint venture aims to tap into the very popular hot pot dining market in China with the benefit of the combined experience and expertise of Wowprime and Jollibee,” the disclosure read. Jollibee and its subsidiaries will control 48% of the envisioned joint-venture company. Another 48% will go to the Hoppime’s parent Wowprime Corp. Wowprime is Taiwan’s largest restaurant chain group. The remaining 4% stake will be allotted to individuals with retail backgrounds in China. Jollibee is expected to sink in $8 million from 2012 to 2015 as its investment in the joint venture, the disclosure added. The 12 Sabu brand offers budget hot pot dishes cooked by customers in individual quick-heating stone hot pots, and forms part of an 18-store restaurant network that brought in approximately T$200 million in revenues
last year. Jollibee’s latest deal adds to a string of other acquisitions and partnerships in Asia. Last March, Jollibee strengthened its foothold in China and completed the purchase of a 55% stake in budget beef noodle restaurant San Pin Wang Food and Beverage Management Co. Ltd. It then broadened its expansion plans further as it went on to ink a joint-venture deal with Singapore’s Beeworks, Inc. back in May to establish and operate Jollibee stores there. As of end-June, Jollibee’s store portfolio included 2,022 local branches and 524 overseas branches. In Asia, it already operates stores in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Middle East. Jollibee has so far registered a 21.2% increase in its first-semester net income to P1.59 billion from P1.34 billion in the same period last year, boosted by improved customer volume and cost improvements. System-wide sales, the measure of all sales to consumers both from company-owned and franchise stores, rose by 13.5% to P44.50 billion versus P39.21 billion, year on year. Last month, Jollibee said it is likely to slash the prices of its products moving forward, as typically-high commodity prices, which have tempered the company’s bottom line in recent quarters, are now seen to be decreasing, earlier reports said.
Bunye... from page 6
the loan will do for our country. So, for every Juan and Maria, here are some of the facts that you must know. 1. The IMF called out for pledges to fund its “Firewall” fund, which will be used to stave off future economic crises. Here’s the list of pledges that the IMF received arranged from highest to lowest. See where we are? * Japan - $60 billion * Germany - $54.7 billion * China - $43 billion * France - $41.4 billion * Italy - $31 billion * Spain - $19.6 billion * Netherlands - $18 billion * Britain - $15 billion * Saudi Arabia - $15 billion * South Korea - $15 billion * Belgium - $13.2 billion * Sweden - At least $10 billion * Brazil - $10 billion * India - $10 billion * Mexico - $10 billion * Russia - $10 billion * Switzerland - $10 billion * Norway - $9.3 billion * Poland - $8.3 billion * Austria - $8.1 billion * Australia - $7 billion * Denmark - $7 billion * Turkey - $5 billion * Finland - $5 billion * Singapore - $4 billion * Luxembourg - $2.7 billion * Slovakia - $2.1 billion * Czech Republic - $2 billion * South Africa - $2 billion * Colombia - $1.5 billion
* Slovenia $1.2 billion * Malaysia - $1 billion * New Zealand - $1 billion * Thailand - $1 billion * Philippines - $1 billion * Cyprus - $600 million * Malta - $300 million (To be continued next week)
Cimagala... from page 6
To justify their views, they make strange appeals to the voice of their conscience, to the temper of the times and the situations, to historical and cultural conditionings, etc. They cite as examples and pieces of evidence the supposedly altered attitude of the Church toward issues like slavery, usury, marriage, death penalty, etc. They claim that they are not for moral relativism. But nothing seems absolute to them other than what they like to believe and not what the Church teaches. They actually make things relative to them. They are quite selective, often distinguishing between their conscience and Church magisterium to give priority to the former over the latter. Of course, they don’t run out of arguments to support their position of conscience over magisterium. They continue in their fishing expedition, scouting for more evidence of supposed Church changes in attitude if not in teaching on certain issues, in the hope that the Church teaching on contraception would change also, not only on the surface,
but more on the core, on the essence. They conveniently ignore the teaching on the homogeneous development of doctrine in theology and in the Church. This teaching simply states that the deposit of faith entrusted by Christ to the Church is in its objectivity already complete. It’s in our understanding of it that involves growth and development but in an organic and homogeneous way. And to think that many of these so-called theologians are teaching in seminaries and Catholic schools! We have to brace for future troubles when sooner or later we will have more priests and others openly saying that contraception and the RH Bill are just ok. I salute an old religious priest who boldly declared that those teachers in the Catholic school put up by his order who are for RH are free to go. He said they have no right to teach what is clearly against the law of God.
Diao... from page 6
friendly and safe place to be: keeping the floors dry, free of unwanted electrical cords, brightly lit areas, and hand bars to hang on to. It is not the disease itself that should scare one , but, the physical disability. It doesn’t take much to invest in this so called bone bank. Keeping one’s self healthy by eating that which is rich in Calcium, coupled with the right amount of exposure to
sunlight, and being physically active, will surely keep you able and capable when accounting time comes... DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN, who died on August 1, 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City, left (3) parcelS of registered land located in Macasandig and Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as follows; I. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-36064, ”A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2955-A-2, Psd-10-003001, being a portion of Lot 2955-A, (LRC) Psd-43987), situated in the Barrio of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of (500) square meters, more or less. II. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-126374, “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3-W, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-45540, being a portion of Lot 3, (LRC) Psd48196, L.R.C. Cad. Record No. 1561), situated in the Barrio of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of (180) square meters, more or less. III. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-33651, “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 39, Block 16, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-82838, being a portion of Lot 2388, Cagayan Cadastre, L.R.C. Cad. Rec. No. 1569), situated in the Barrio of Gusa, City Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of (270) square meters, more or less, covered by Transfer Certificates of Title No. T-36064, T-126374 and T-33651, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF FELISA GANANCIAL BOQUIREN, made and entered into by and among ATTY. ALEJO T. BOQUIREN, JR., of legal age, widower, and resident of St. Ignatius, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir; and CARMELA JAY BOQUIREN PAYOYO, of legal age, widow and resident of St. Ignatius, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir; as per Doc. No. 469; Page No. 095; Book No. XXVI; Series of 2012, under Notary Public of ATTY. SAMUEL B. ARNADO. BWM: AUG. 24, 31 & SEPT. 7, 2012
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A festive way to celebrate Fiesta FIESTA is food. And in the Philippines, we always celebrate the feast of almost all the Saints. Fiestas invariably become merry-if unorthodox-mix of piety and lots of food and alcohol. It’s been quite awhile since we’ve shared recipes to our readers and we’ve promised that we’re going to come out with lots of festive recipes in time for Cagayan de Oro fiesta. So here we are! We know that it’s a purely a Spanishacquired Filipino tradition to celebrate fiestas, be it a simple or an extravagant ones. And surely, a delicious meal is one of the most valuable gift you
can give to yourself, your family and visitors. We all know that as a home-maker we have to cook something that is delightfully nutritious and greattasting meals to please our “mamistahay” who would come from different places and we don’t want to disappoint them, right? Most of the times we even try to scourge our files to find that old recipes that’s been the favorite of our family. Therefore, we invite you to try our recipes that offer variety of flavors, made simplier and easy to prepare. I recommend this Pork Piña Humba, which is rich in
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 16, Tangub City IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH AS TO THE ENTRY FOR SEX FROM “FEMALE” to “MALE” SPL. PROC. NO. TC-2012-010 ALESKIN AGIR LANGAM,
THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BONIFACIO, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL , Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------------/ NOTICE OF HEARING WHEREAS, after alleging certain facts in a verified petition filed on June 22, 2012, petitioner prayed that after notice, publication and hearing an order be issued directing the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental to make the following correction in his record of birth, to wit: His gender from “FEMALE” to “MALE” WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be in due form and substance, the hearing of the same is hereby set on September 11, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this Court at which date, time, and place, any person may appear and show cause why said petition should not be granted. The Sheriff of this Court is hereby ordered to post copies of this Notice in three (3) conspicuous public places, preferably in the Bulletin Board of this Court, Municipal Hall of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental and the Barangay Hall of Liloan, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Moreover, let a copy of this petition and notice be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Misamis Occidental, all at the expense of the petitioner, for the information and guidance of all concerned. Also, let a copy of this petition and notice be furnished the petitioner, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file his opposition thereto. WITNESS, the Honorable SYLVIA A. SINGIDAS-MACHACON. Presiding Judge, this 28th day of June 2012.
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FULGENCIA G. ABELLANA OIC-Clerk of Court
Beef Salad Orientale niacin that promotes normal digestion and healthy skin. Also, Seafood Stew which is rich in Vitamin A that helps good vision or eyesight. Beef-Sausage Stew, which is excellent source of lysine that promotes growth in the young ones. A nd what about t he Embutido, which is easy to
Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF 2012-347 2ND SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF SALE File No. 2012-089 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135 as amended, filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), a government owned and controlled corporation created under P.D. No. 1267, with postal address at 104, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, against MARIO D. BALANDRA married to BERLIN BALANDRA, with postal address at Lot 2, Block 5, Villa Candida Subd., Phase II, National Highway, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2012 amounts to SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY TWO PESOS & 36/100 (P752,662.36), Philippine Currency, as mortgagors indebtedness, exclusive of penalty, plus other necessary fees and expenses of Extra-Judicial Foreclosure and Sale, the undersigned Sheriff-in-charge will SELL at Public Auction on SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter, at the Court Room of RTC, Branch 39, 2nd Floor, Hall of Justice building, Arch. S. Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, to the Highest Bidder, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the real property mortgaged together with all existing and future improvements thereon, to wit; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-80135 Registered in the name of MARIO DADULAS BALANDRA “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2, Block 5, Psd-10-015184, being a portion of Lot 6221-C, Psd-10-012775). Situated in the Barrio of Bulua, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on x x x. Beginning at x x x, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) Square Meters, more or less” Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title herein-above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. In case September 10, 2012 will be declared holiday or non working day, the public Auction Sale shall automatically be held on the next working day without further notice, publication and posting. Cagayan de Oro City, August 2, 2012 FOR THE EX-OFFICIO PROVINCIAL SHERIFF By: BWM: AUG. 10, 17, & 24, 2012
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 26 Medina, Misamis Oriental IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR SP. PROC. CASE NO. 321-M CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF ISIDRITA RAÑOA ABAD, PARTICULARLY CORRECTING THE ENTRY FOR HER SEX FROM “MALE” TO “FEMALE”, HER FIRST NAME OF “ISIDRITA” TO “GRITA”, HER FATHER’S NAME FROM “MARIANO ABAD” TO “MARIANO TRESTON ABAD”, HER MOTHER’S NAME FROM “ROSALIA RAÑOA” TO “ROSALIA AGUILAR RAÑOA” AND UNDER THE PORTION OF THIS BIRTH TO BE ENTERED AS TWIN GRITA RAÑOA ABAD-GALARPE, Petitioner. -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MEDINA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------------ / AMENDED ORDER Petitioner through counsel filed a verified petition for correction of entries in the records of birth of Isidrita Rañoa Abad, particularly correcting the entry for her sex from “Male” to “Female”, her first name of “Isidrita” to “Grita”, her father’s name from “Mariano Abad” to “Mariano Treston Abad”, her mother’s name from “Rosalia Rañoa” to Rosalia Aguilar Rañoa” and under the portion of this birth to be entered as TWIN. Finding said petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. The petitioner is hereby directed to cause this Amended Order to be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental at her own expense. Let copies of this Amended Order be posted in three (3) conspicuous Public places, such as the Bulletin Boards of the Medina Municipal Hall, the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Medina, Misamis Oriental, and this Court. This case is set for hearing on December 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Session Hall of this Court. The Local Civil Registrar and any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose cancellation or correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file his/her opposition thereto. Let copy of this Amended Order be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Public Prosecutor of Misamis Oriental, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Medina, Misamis Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Done this 8 August 2012 at Medina, Misamis Oriental.
(Sgd.) JOSEPH C. MAAGAD Sheriff IV
sired. Toss with chopped apples, Del Monte tidbits & chunks. Shredded cheese and chopped nuts (walnuts or cashew) and don’t throw away the syrup from canned pineapples as this can be added to salad dressings like French & Caesar & carribean for Zest. See salad dressings recipes.
INGREDIENTS 300 g 150 150 8 1 1 2 1 1 100
fish steaks (salmon, tuna or dorado), deboned and cut into chunks g shrimps, shelled g squid, ink sac removed and each cut crosswise into 3 cloves garlic, crushed pc medium onion, sliced pc medium carrot, cut into chunks pc medium potatoes, cut into chunks can(227 g) DEL MONTE Tomato Sauce pc laurel leaf g Baguio beans, cut 1-1/2” long
PROCEDURE 1 Cooking time 30-35 minutes Sprinkle seafood with 1/2 tbsp calamansi juice and 1/3 tsp iodized fine salt (or 1 tsp iodized rock salt). Half-fry fish, then set aside. 2 Saute garlic, onion, carrots and potatoes. Add DEL MONTE Tomato Sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1/3 tsp iodized fine salt (or 1 tsp iodized rock salt), 1 /4 tsp pepper and laurel leaf. Simmer for 15 minutes. 3 Add seafood and Baguio beans. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Pork Piña Humba INGREDIENTS 1 can (234 g) DEL MONTE Fresh Cut Pineapple Chunks, drained (reserve syrup) ½ kg pork kasim, cut into chunks 8 cloves garlic, crushed ½ cup water 3 tbsp soy sauce 3-1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/8 tsp dried oregano (optional) 2 tbsp DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar 1 pc laurel leaf 3 tbsp tausi (salted black beans) PROCEDURE 1 Combine pineapple syrup with other ingredients except pineapple chunks. Cover and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes or until pork is tender, then simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes. 2 Add DEL MONTE Fresh Cut Pineapple Chunks. Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
IN RE: PETITION FOR THE CHANGE OF NAME OF MINOR FROM PAULO NEEHL QUIRINO LAGUTIN TO PAOLA NHEEL QUIRINO LAGUTIN AND CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE BIRTH RECORD IN THE INFORMATION OF SEX/GENDER FROM MALE TO FEMALE, REPRESENTED BY HER MOTHER, ELNORA Q. LAGUTIN, -versus-
SPEC. PROC. CASE NO. 2012-102
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x---------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Before this Court is a Petition for Change of Name of petitioner’s minor child from “Paulo Neehl Quirino Lagutin” to “Paola Nheel Quirino Lagutin” and Correction of Entry as to gender from “Male” to “Female” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Paolo Nheel Quirino Lagutin, recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Claveria, Misamis Oriental. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Petition be set for hearing on October 24, 2012 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, on which date, time and place, all persons who may have any opposition to the Petition herein sought, may appear to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Likewise, let copies of this Order, with Petition attached, be posted by the petitioner on the bulletin boards of the Court, the Municipal Hall of Claveria, Misamis Oriental and the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental for at least ten (10) days prior to the date of hearing. SO ORDERED. 1 August 2012, Cagayan de Oro City.
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RIZA O. ARES, HRM
Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region Branch 38 Cagayan de Oro City 2012-373
(Sgd.) DAN R. CALDERON Presiding Judge BWM: AUGUST 24, 31 & SEPT. 7, 2012
prepare and very yummy too. Here you can add your favorite veggies like carrot green and red pepper and you can cook it in advance and appropriate for the customary pasalubong we locally coined as “BH” or bring house. When it comes to eating healthy foods, sometimes all we have to do is pair up the right foods on your plate. A fresh vegetable salad will do. Create a variety of flavor, color and texture in your tossed green salad by combining different types of shredded veggies like lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, tomato, sweet pepper, shredded crab meat and bacon bits, if de-
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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 26 Medina, Misamis Oriental IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE RECORD OF BIRTH OF WINMORE B. TOSAQUE (changing the entry of his Sex from FEMALE to MALE) WINMORE B. TOSAQUE, -versus-
SP. PROC. CASE NO. 319 M
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MUNICIPALITY OF BALINGOAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Petitioner filed petition for correction of entry in the record of birth of Winmore B. Tosaque, changing the entry of his sex from Female to Male. Finding said petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. The petitioner is directed to cause the publication of this Order once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental at his own expense. Let copies of this Order be posted in three (3) conspicuous, to wit: the Bulletin Boards of the Balingoan Municipal Hall, the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, and this Court. Initial hearing of this case will be held on September 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Session Hall of this Court. The Local Civil Registrar and any person having or claiming any interest in the correction sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice file his/her opposition thereto. Let copy of this Order be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Public Prosecutor of Misamis Oriental, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, the petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. Done in Medina, Misamis Oriental, this March 30, 2012.
(Sgd.) DAN R. CALDERON Presiding Judge
(Sgd.) EMMANUEL P. PASAL Presiding Judge BWM: AUG. 10, 17 & 24, 2012
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Rufus to Lagman: Don’t call us extremists PLEASE, don’t call us extremists and malevolent. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, one of many House members opposed to the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, addressed this appeal to Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, one of the measure’s authors. “Congressman Lagman and those supporti ng t he proposed R H law shou ld not resor t to name-calling. They should stick to the issues and engage us in civilized debate. Resorting to name-calling is Rodriguez Lagman un-parliamentar y,” he said. extremism. On the con- advocate killing life at “Being pro-life is not t ra r y, it is t hose who conception, which is what
No marching orders on FOI: Palace PRESIDENT Aquino would not issue marching orders for his congressmen-allies to approve the controversial Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, Secretary Herminio Coloma said Thursday. “The President recognizes that Congress is a co-equal body. It is my observation that he is very circumspect in wielding a significant influence on a co-equal body,” Coloma told the House appropriations committee. Coloma heads the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the successor of the old Office of the Press Secretary. He attended a hearing on his agency’s 2013 budget. While Aquino is “circumspect” as to refrain from issuing a marching order, Coloma said there is no doubt that the President wants Congress to approve the FOI bill. He said Malacañang’s submission of its FOI version to the legislature “is a wholehearted endorsement” of the proposed law giving media and the public access to official information. “I don’t think there are ifs and buts in the presidential commitment to FOI,” Coloma said. In fact, Aquino has ordered state agencies to draft implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) in anticipation of the eventual approval of the FOI bill, he added. Coloma pointed out that these agencies would “have var ying IR Rs” and each would have to “customize their rules to respond to the public’s demand for information.” “ T his prepa rat ion is parallel to the legislative process,” he stressed. Du r i ng t he hea r i ng , Cagayan Rep. Rufus Rodriguez suggested that Malacañang should recruit better speechwriters who could write “great speeches” for Aquino. “The President’s speeches should be more effective, relevant and memorable to the people,” he said. Coloma told Rodriguez that presidential speeches
are handled by the group of Secretary Ricky Carandang of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, which he said is separate from his agency. Like on the FOI, Aquino did not categorically tell his allies to approve another controversial measure – the Reproductive Health (RH) bill – when he met with them in a Palace luncheon caucus last Monday. In a statement issued after the caucus, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said, “This afternoon, the President met with a multiparty caucus composed of members of the majority and minority of the House of Representatives. Congressmen for and against the Responsible Parenthood (RP) bill were present.” “The President expressed his opinion on the RH bill and had a healthy discus-
sion with congressmen with different persuasions and positions. All sides were heard and considered. Even minority congressmen and those opposed to the measure were given the opportunity to air their side,” Lacierda said. “The President echoed the view that the responsible parenthood measure had been discussed thoroughly over the past several years and expressed his desire that Congress move on to the next step in the legislative process,” he added. Later that af ternoon, Aquino’s House allies overwhelmingly voted to terminate floor debates on the RP bill and to move to the next stage of the legislative process – the period for amendments. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has expressed confidence that the House would eventually vote to approve the bill.
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the RH bill is all about, who are extremists,” Rodriguez said. He urged Lagman and other authors “to marshal their forces, if they have enough, to get the bill moving.” “ T he y a lw ay s l a c k enough warm bodies in t he session ha l l. It is they who are delaying the proceedings, not us,” he said. “We who are opposed to the bill will always at tend t he session to a sser t ou r r ig ht s a nd to block this measure, which w i l l promote a culture of abortion,” he added. Lagman has denied that the proposed law would promote abortion. Over the weekend, he labelled those opposed to the bill as extremists for opposing proposed amendments that would respond to their criticisms and address their concerns. They would block the measure, even if only a comma remains of it, he said. Representatives Jeane t te G a r i n of I loi lo and Kimi Cojuangco of Pangasinan, Lagman’s co-authors, accused anti-R H congressmen of abusing the rules of the House by making privi-
lege speeches to delay the bill’s consideration. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has promised to come up with rules that could get the proposed RH legislation moving again. Last Aug. 6, the House overwhelmingly voted to end debates on the bill. Meanwhile, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago came to the defense of faculty members of t he Ateneo de Manila University who have been subjected to threats from the Catholic church for taking a position supporting the RH bill. “That is an infringement of t he const itutional right to academic freedom enshrined in the Constitution. You cannot dictate on a professor what to teach. This is a backward looking message. You can no longer punish Catholics for their freedom of conscience,” said Santiago who is also co-author and sponsor of the RH bill. “The Catholic is not supposed to swallow everything that is recited by a cleric, whether he is a parish priest or a bishop. Only the Pope can dictate and that is only when he categorically claims that he is spea k i ng ex c at hed ra
in his role as supreme pontiff,” she added. On the other hand, in spite of their differences over the RH bill, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto said that he would be the first to defend Senator Pia Cayetano from allegations of plagiarism. Sotto, just like Cayetano, was also accused of plag ia rism by a n American blogger and pro-RH bill advocates in his speeches against the controversial measure. The allegation against Cayetano came after the attacks against Sotto and was contained in a blog, t he contents of which were distributed to the members of the media. Sotto was supposed to del iver a pr iv i lege speech last Wednesday in response to the attacks against him by American blogger Sarah Pope and the pro-RH groups but this had to be postponed in deference to the death of Inter ior a nd L oca l Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. He said that his response to the “hatchet job” against him would have to come next Tuesday a nd t hen t he last part of his presentation against the RH bill would be on Wednesday.
Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 18 Cagayan de Oro City 2012-365 IN RE: PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION,
NATURALIZATION CASE NO. 2010-01
NARESH GULABRAI MOORJANI, Petitioner. X------------------------------------ / AMENDED ORDER On November 18, 2010, petitioner, Naresh Gulabrai Moorjani (hereafter Petitioner), a citizen of India, filed the instant Petition for Naturalization, under Commonwealth Act (C.A) No. 473 also known as the “Revised Naturalization Law”, seeking to acquire Philippine citizenship. Petitioner avers that he was born in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, on January 11, 1964. He resides in Archbishop Hayes Corner, President Roxas Streets, Pinikitan, Cagayan de Oro City since the very beginning up to the present. He is married to 33 year old Elsie Dayrocas Bas, who hails from Agusan del Sur and Born on June 15, 1977. They have five (5) children, namely, Chandreena, Suresh John, Pamesh Paul, Shameena Faith and Shivani Grace, all residents of Cagayan de Oro City and born in Cagayan de Oro City on November 7, 2000, March 9, 2002, May 30, 2005, October 10, 2007 and October 3, 2009 respectively. Moreover, petitioner advances that he possesses the qualifications, including special qualifications, and none of the disqualifications under Sections 2 & 4 of C.A 473. He maintains that he is exempt from the requirement to make a Declaration of Intention under Section 5 of the same law as he was born in the Philippines and has resided continuously in the Philippines for more than 30 years prior to the filing of the instant Petition. He declares that he will reside continuously in the Philippines from the date of the filing of the instant Petition up to the time of his admission to Philippine citizenship. Attached to the instant Petition are two (2) recent pictures of petitioner and the affidavits of two (2) credible persons who have known the petitioner personally and have acquainted with him, declaring that petitioner had resided in the Philippines continuously prior to and at the time of filing of the instant Petition and to be a person of good moral character and morally irreproachable, and that in their opinion, petitioner has all the essential qualifications to become a citizen of the Philippines and is not disqualified in any way under the law. Finding the instant Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing of this case be set on August 24, 2012 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court. Pursuant to Section 9 of Commonwealth Act No. 473, the Branch Clerk of Court is directed to publish the instant Petition, at the expense of petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in the Official Gazette, and in one of the newspapers of general circulation in Cagayan de Oro City, and to post copies of the said Petition, together with a general notice of the hearing setting forth the name, birthplace and residence of the petitioner, the names of the witnesses whom petitioner seeks to introduce to support his petition and the date of hearing of the instant Petition, in a conspicuous place in the Hall of Justice Building, Cagayan de Oro City. Furnish copies of this Order together with the instant Petition and its annexes, to the Office of the Solicitor General, petitioner’s counsel on record Atty. Leonardo N. Demecillo and petitioner Naresh Gulabrai Moorjani. SO ORDERED. September 28, 2011, Cagayan de Oro City.
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Curriculums in the 20TH and 21ST Centuries: A Comparative Reflection By OMAR Q. HUSSIEN, M.A.Ed.
ON a School Leadership class in t he Graduate School of Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro Cit y w it h our mentor Prof. Olga C. Alonsabe, Ph.D., I have learned that the curriculums prevailed both in the 20TH and 21ST centuries differ in many ways. For one t h i ng , t he 20TH century curriculum is teacher–centered while the 21ST century curriculum is student– centered. This is then a n appa rent d ispa rit y bet ween t he t wo curriculums. With today’s worldv iew on modern pedagogy, teachers who facilitate instructional activ ities t hat require students–in–action are considered assets in the educational arena. Outputs held by the students themselves are given great appreciat ion not on ly by the teachers but by
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from the military and police, the statement said. Authorities in the latest drive seized a total of 62 cubic meters of assorted logs composed of red and white lauan, bagtikan, tangile, mayapis and almon with an estimated value of P308,000. The task force intercepted
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complaints against erring taxi drivers continue to persist and asks government not to tolerate these acts. The InfraCom endorsement also calls for the Cagayan de Oro City Council and the Land and Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to post notices, or stickers of their respective regulations in strategic areas
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The endeavor was in partnership with Aboitiz Power (AP) and Reps. Rufus and Maxi Rodriguez of the second district this city and party list Abante Mindanao, respectively. Gracing the turnover of the school buildings was Luis Miguel Aboitiz, AP senior vice president for marketing and trading who was accompanied by Rep. Rodriguez in the two elementary schools. Aboitiz said that the young in the country should be given the right support to
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two years, however, with the construction of new hotels and a new conference venue, the 5,000-capacity SMX Convention Center which is scheduled to open on Sept. 27, coinciding with the opening
the whole system. This is indeed a blatant and flamboyant improvement in pedagog y of teaching nowadays which was obviously not seen from that of the curriculum in the former century. Second, there was a fragmented curriculum in the previous century whereas today; we have an integrated interdisciplina r y curricu lu m. With President Aquino III’s f lagship program on K–to–12, students are now faced w it h interdisciplinary instruction in each of the learning areas – thus making the students versatile in many ways as their teachers prepare them for greater academic challenges in t he f uture. The 20TH century curriculum makers and developers failed to foresee how limited would be the impact of their curriculum design to the holistic learning of the students.
Third, the curriculum in the former century is textbook–driven while the curriculum in the latter century is research– driven. As students in the present are as objective as they are, they consistently tend to seek for an existing problem and later provide scientific explanation to respond to the occurrences of such. With the implementation of today’s curriculum, the bookish style and the dependency to textbooks in the former centur y have eventually come to an end. Fourth, the curriculum in the 20TH century had focused on student memorization whereas today’s curricu lum; it focuses on what students know. Thrusts on rote memory are mainly and mostly practiced among Asian Nations. But in the advent of Western model of ladderized education wh ich A sia n Nat ions
have eventually adapted, there occurred a shif t of paradigm from rote memorization to logical and critical thinking. For that, the Higher Order Thinking Skills are now given great emphasis in all learning areas, making the learners in the 21ST century more competent and competitive. And lastly, the 20TH century curriculum ignored the diversity of the students whereas nowadays; t he d iversit y of learners has been given full attention by both t he c u r r ic u lu m ma kers and the teachers as forerunners and front l i ners of such educ ational implementation. This particular aspect has been implemented even before the advent of K–to–12. One proof of these is the implementation of the National Competency–Based Teachers Standards in 2009 where diversity of learners has
the logs at Adgawan River, in La Paz and Ihaoan and Johnson rivers, in Loreto en route to processing plants. The seized logs were turned over to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Talacogon, also in Agusan del Sur. Earlier this month, at least P1.7 million of logs believed to be illegally cut were seized
by a joint police-military team in an old warehouse in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur of about 70,000 board feet composed of the same tree species seized in the two towns last Monday. Manobo Chieftain Merlyn Coguit confirmed the “renewed offensives of loggers” into their ancestral domain and their “taking advantage” of the national
situation with the death of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo was President Aquino’s main man in the campaign against illegal logging since the President issued Executive Order 23 which bans logging activities. Environmental plunderers, however, continue to defy the President’s order particularly in Agusan del Sur.
and for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to take on the responsibility of dispatching the taxis at the Lumbia Airport. The committee said that enforcement of existing policies and ordinance toward this concern will help uplift the image of the region to boosts tourism and investments. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 10 Director Linda O. Boniao, a member agency of the RDC,
supported the move and noted that simple things like this already creates an impression on “how well” the authorities were able to manage its system. With the ongoing construction of the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental, which is of international standard, the RDC body is recommending further study on the matter on how to best institute the terminal transport system, benchmark-
ing on the notable successes from some foreign and local airports like in Manila and Iloilo City. The Laguindingan Airport, which is expected to open in November next year, will then become the new gateway of the region. The study will also incorporate bus stations and seaports, to ensure a tourist friendly system of transportation in the city and the rest of the region, as well.
becoming educated. “We have always believed in the Filipino students. Our future lies in the youth, and with enough support, they will definitely drive our country forward,” Aboitiz said. He also thanked the two congressmen, whose efforts in the development of their constituencies have resulted to numerous projects delivered to the different communities. The school buildings were not the first partnership between the Rodriguez brothers and Aboitz Power. In the wake of Typhoon Sendong in December last year, where
thousands of people died and hundreds left homeless, they partnered in distributing tons of school supplies to children affected by the f looding, notwithstanding the millions of pesos worth of relief goods. The Aboitiz Group started building schools in the different locations in the country where it has already provided 571 classrooms since in 1998. “We hope to find more partners that as passionate and dedicated as Aboitiz Power. With partnerships like these , we can easily address the problems or our community one step at a
time.” Rodriguez said Aboitiz Power is one of the biggest power producers in the country. Its 200-MW Therma Marine Power barges in Agusan del Norte and Compostela Valley are delivering power to 21 electric cooperatives, distribution utilities and industrial customers helping them cushion the debilitating effects of the power shortage in Mindanao. The company is also investing P35 billion to add 354 MW to the Mindanao rid by 2015- its contribution to solving the power supply problem in Mindanao in the medium term.
of SM Lanang Premier, the second SM shopping mall in the city. L ou rde s P. Mac a l i ndong, v ice-president for s a le s a nd ma rke t i ng of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., believes the convention center can accommodate delegates to
the advertising congress. Further, there is a bigger 6,000-seater Davao International Convention and Exhibition Center which is within the SM project. The availability of two facilities for major events, Tourism Regional Director Arturo P. Boncato, Jr. said
in an interview, will allow the city to market itself as a venue for major meetings and conventions. “We will market the city not just a plain tourist destination, but a destination with all the amenities necessary for whatever gathering,” he said.
been embedded in its first component. From w h at I h ave learned from the discussion and sharing that we had in the class, I now realize that behind the nu merous def i nit ions and thoughts entwined to curriculum itself; by simple understanding, the curriculum drives the everyday functioning of the school. I further realize that although the educational curriculum in the previous century is now seen as less competitive than the curriculum now in t he 21ST century, still there must be something better about t he former – in some aspects – than the latter. This is because there has been multitude of successful students who happened to be scientists and professionals; who are at the same time undoubtedly products of
the curriculum in the previous century. As a Ph.D. student of E duc at iona l Ma na gement, I believe that the prevailing curriculum must be evaluated well. After all, it is through e v a l u a t i o n a n d f u rt her eva luation where a cer ta i n educat iona l program, legislation or implementation can be better. One more thing teachers like me should make it sure is the avoidance of upholding negative reactions to such implementation considering that we belong to the system where we should instead pour our trust and support. I further believe that by modeling trust and suppor t to the organization or school where we belong, the other members will replicate in the end what they will see and get from us.
sells a hybrid vehicle, the Prius, in the country but the firm said there is still a small market for hybrid vehicles in the country due to the price. “The market is here but it is not yet prime because the prices are still pretty high,” said Rommel R. Gutierrez, Toyota vice-president for government and industry affairs, in a separate interview. Mr. Natsume similarly said, “Practically, there is no market today and we still don’t know what kind of market size there will be. But it will be very important to introduce this kind of technology so that people will know about it and it will benefit the environment.”
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Honda released other hybrid versions of its popular brands and has since been able to sell more than 800,000 hybrid vehicles as of end-2011. Senate Bill No. 2856 or the Electric, Hybrid and Other Alternative Fuel Vehicles Incentives Act of 2011 is currently pending second reading in the plenary. The act proposes excise and valueadded tax exemptions for alternative fuel vehicles. A counterpart bill from the House of Representatives was approved on third reading on March 21. Toyota Motors Philippines Corp., for its part, already
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