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OROQUIETA City -- Business leaders in Zamboanga Peninsula raised concern on the deficiency of power supply, lack of financing for small and medium businesses and poor peace and order at the end of the two-day 8th Zamboanga Peninsula Business Conference Thursday last week. Jaime J. A. Rivera, Philippine Chamber of Commerce Industry Inc. regional governor for Zamboanga Peninsula, said the resolutions reflect some of the frustrations of the business sector. “As the voice of the business sector in Mindanao, we fully intend to make ourselves heard,’ he said in his remarks. The group has asked the government to assure power sufficiency.

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THE AGRICULTURE department plans to build three more banana packing facilities in Mindanao this year to help exporters become more competitive, a senior official said. Agriculture Undersecretary for Operations Joel S. Rudinas said the department will establish three banana packing houses in some of the main banana exporting provinces down south. “Two will be in Davao del Norte and the other one will be in either Compostela Valley or Davao City,” said Mr. Rudinas, adding these new structures are on top of the two common packing facilities the department announced in June will be built in Davao del Norte in cooperation with the Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association.

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ISAMIS Oriental remains the biggest economy in Northern Mindanao as it posted a total investment worth P457.71 million or a share of 43.02% of the region’s P1.06 billion recorded for the first quarter of this year.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-10) Regional Director Linda O. Boniao said majority of which went into infrastructure and services and trading and servicing sectors, such as, construction and expansion of tourism-related facilities, like hotels and restaurants, HIGH-RISE HOTELS. Limketkai Hotel rises above other buildings in Cagayan de Oro. At 19-storey, it is the highest and real estate development, skyscraper in the city thus far and is expected to be fully operational early next year. Ayala’s Kukun Hotel nearby mostly located in Cagayan is also almost finished. High-rise and big buildings are clear indications of Cagayan de Oro’s vibrant economy. PHOTO BY SHAUN ALEJANDRAE YAP UY MISOR/PAGE 10

Mindanao SMEs in dire need of better financing schemes AGRICULTURAL and other small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Mindanao need more access to financing in order to grow, the country’s biggest business group said in a statement yesterday. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said the Land Bank of the Philippines SME/PAGE 10

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Embassy invites Vismin food companies to Turkish National Pavilion at World Expo By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

THE Turkish Embassy in Manila is inviting food companies based in Mindanao and the Visayas to visit the Turkish national pavilion at the World Food Expo 2012 (WOFEX) at the World Trade Center on August 01-04, 2012. “We are offering qualified participants two nights’ complimentary hotel accommodations from July 31 to August 02, 2012 at Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza,” said Mahmut D. Dalkilic, Chief Executive Officer of Mondebest International Corporation, a Turkish company based in this city. Mr. Dalkilic said in-

vitation to companies in Southern Philippines is organized by the Office of the Commercial Counselor of the Turkish Embassy, the Ministry of Economy and the Central Anatolian Exporter Unions. “Representatives from EMBASSY/PAGE 10

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Building alliances needed to prevent Sendong-like disaster By BONG D. FABE, Correspondent

AN expert on alliance-building urged everyone, especially leaders and members of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) to build alliances with

all stakeholders to effectively protect the city from another Sendong-like disaster in the future. And one way of doing this is through “frequent dialogues”, said Silverio L. Tandog, program direcDISASTER/PAGE 10

COMMITMENT SIGNING. Arch. Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., partly hidden, signing the commitment of support on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. PHOTO BY BONG D . FABE

DTI holds FTA awareness drive By ELAINE O. RATUNIL Contributor

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be holding the “Doing Business in Free Trade Areas (DBFTA)” information sessions in universities in Cagayan de Oro on July 24 and Ozamiz City on July 26. The DBFTA is a trade advocacy and information campaign of the DTI to increase exporter awareness of the country’s pref-

erential trade agreements. Since its launch in 2010, the program has also become a venue for exports to navigate the complex Philippine FTA markets, including Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Korea, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. DTI Undersecretar y for Industry Development and Trade Policy Adrian S.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN In the Matter of: Petition for Issuance of MISC. CASE NO. 116 New Owner’s Copy of OCT No. 3766 (Lot 1636-C4) in the Registry of Deeds of Camiguin, in lieu of the Lost Copy, RAMONCITA O BANGOT, ELENA O. NERI, ANGELITO ORCAJO, represented By their Attorney-In-Fact ELPIDIO NERI, Petitioners, -versusATTY. ALMA CONCEPCION M. PARREÑO, Provincial Pros., In her capacity as Ex-officio Register of Deeds of Camiguin, Respondent. X---------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Petitioners, represented by their Attorney-In-Fact Elpidio Neri who is of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of F.S. Catanico, Cagayan de Oro City, thru counsel, states that petitioners are the sole heirs of the late Carlos Orcajo and Elpidia Almonia who left certain parcel of land located at Dinangasan, Compol, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as Lot No.1636 covered by Original Cetificate of Title No. 3766, in the name of the conjugal partnership of the spouses Carlos Orcajo and Elpidia Almonia, duly registered in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Camiguin. That the owner’s duplicate copy of the OCT of the aforesaid parcel of land was lost due to lapse of time and intervening circumstances like war, Hibok Hibok eruption and the process of transfer of documents from Misamis Oriental to Camiguin Province. The fact of such loss was duly registered in the Office of the Registry of Deeds of Camiguin. That the subject Original Certificate of Title has not been pledge or used as collateral for any mortgage contract or for any contractual obligation or otherwise delivered to any person or entity to guarantee any obligation and for any other purpose. It is the main thrust of the petition that after hearing the Owner’s Duplicate of the Original Certificate of Title which was lost be declared null and void and a new Owner’s Duplicate of Original Certificate of Title No. 3766 over Lot 1636 – C4 be issued in lieu thereof under the same terms and conditions as contained in the original on file. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing on August 29, 2012 in this Court’s Session Hall, to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of the petition together with all its annexes and of this Order be furnished. The Register of Deeds at Mambajao, Camiguin; The Administrator, Land Registration Authority at Quezon City; and Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. The Process Server of this Court is directed to post copies of this Order in the 1.) Bulletin Board – Public Market, Catarman, Camiguin; 2.) Bulletin Board – Municipal Hall, Catarman, Camiguin; 3.) Bulletin Board – Provincial Capitol, Mambajao, Camiguin; and 4.) Bulletin Board – this Court. Let copy of this Order be published at petitioner’s expense once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by this proceeding may file written opposition within a reasonable time prior to the date of hearing and appear personally during the hearing and substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 11th day of July 2012.

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Cristobal Jr. said, “Our initiatives to improve market access for our exporters are steadily bearing out. Hopefully, more exporters find new, alternative markets through the DBFTA.” As result of the nationwide DBFTA seminars, Philippine exports to FTA market such as ASEAN and Australia have increased. Data from ASEAN Secretariat showed Philippines as among the countries with high ATIGA (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement) utilization rate (41.15%) together with Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand. In addition, Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showed Philippine exports to Australia that claimed AANFTA (ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement) preferential tariffs in 2011 increased to $155 million from $115 million in 2010. To date, 17 academic institutions, business groups, and customs brokers associations are partnering with the DTI this year to help boost exporter utilization of the country’s trade agreements. This July, the DTI and Mindanao universities, Xavier University, Capitol University and La Salle University, Ozamiz, are scheduled to sign memorandum of agreement to raise awareness on FTAs. Other universities and groups who have partnered with DTI under DBFTA were De La Salle University Manila, Siliman University, Mountain Province University as well as business groups Chamber of Custom Brokers, Inc. and Negros Oriental Chamber and Industry. Based on latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Enabling Trade Report 2012, the Philippines climbed to 72nd spot, up by 20 notches from its previous ranking. The report, which covered 132 economies, measured the extent to which individual economies have developed institutions, policies, and services facilitating the free flow of goods over boarders and to their destinations. From January to June 2012, 54 DBFTA sessions nationwide were held with 3,761 participants representing 1,941 companies.


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SALES of models under the BMW 3 Series, which includes the BMW 3 Series Coupe seen above, reportedly helped drive local sales in the first semester.

BMW sales plummet by 14.4% in first semester LOCAL SALES of BMW units fell by more than a tenth in the first half from year-ago levels, data from the German car brand’s authorized distributor Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC) on Wednesday showed. Sales for January to June amounted to 302 units, or 14.4% less than the same period last year even as the car brand claimed to have notched record sales for last month alone. “We are very pleased to announce that June 2012 recorded the highest sales of ACC to date,” a statement read, but correct figures were not immediately available. The German car brand is said to have accounted for 30% of total sales in the

luxury segment for January to June. In June alone, BMW units accounted for 41% of total premium cars sold, ACC claimed. The company said its sales increase mirrors the record sales of the BMW Group globally. “We have retained the number one position in the premium luxury segment mainly because of the BMW products which are the core of the company’s momentum and the outstanding quality of our service to the Filipino market,” said ACC President Maricar C. Parco in the statement. The sales of BMW were mostly pushed by its 3 series and 5 series.

ACC said it expects the second half of the year to be better and will be continued to be driven by the 3 series and the 5 series. “The 3 Series, BMW’s bi g ge s t volu m e d r ive r, whos e sixth-generation model was introduced to the Philippine market last May, continues to be the leader in its segment with an exceptional 43% increase in month-on-month sales and a 67% increase on its month-to-date sales,” the firm said in its statement. The 5 series was able to post a 69% month-on-month sales growth. Against this backdrop, ACC will be opening a another dealership in Eton Centris in North EDSA.

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Koronadal City, Veterans Bank tie-up for ATM payroll services The 2012 Honda CR-V is being recalled to fix a problem with the front door latches.

Honda recalls Honda CR-Vs HONDA Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) announces a voluntary recall of some 834 vehicles of Honda CR-V 2012 model sold in the Philippines from April to July this year. The recall aims to replace the inner door handle and or door latch assembly with counterpart measure parts as a preventive measure to avoid accident, although no cases have been reported in the Philippines. The first eight cases were reported in the United States, wherein the door malfunctioned after the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being opened by an occupant. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to make the interior door handle inoperable, and in very extreme case, prevent the door from properly latching. If this happens, it is possible for a front door to be closed but not fully latched, allowing the door to open while driving. Of the eight reported cases, one case involves the opening of the door on the driver side, and seven of the cases opened on the front passenger’s side. “It is a simple design flaw that we wish to correct as

preventive measure,” Roberto Ong, general manager for marketing and sales, said. “We are making this corrective measure. We are willing to spend for it. We are facing this head on,” he said. Mitch B. Malto, group head for public relations at HCPI, said no crashes or injuries have been reported related to such issue. Xavier Eyadan, marketing department head, said the recall is being carried out as a proactive market action. It’s in accordance with Honda’s own standard even if there’s no specific law in the Philippines that requires such an action. “Honda still opts to do the recall as a matter of policy on worldwide customer satisfaction when it comes to quality of the product and safety of customers which are the top priorities,” a statement issued by HCPI said. Manufactured in Japan, Honda CR-V 2012 sold worldwide is estimated at 314,000. It is expected that these cars will be recalled for corrective measures. Malto said it usually takes around two hours for the service personnel to fix the problem. Malto HONDA/PAGE 11

KORONADAL City -- Continuing its aim to empower local government units nationwide, Philippine Veterans Bank signed recently a memorandum of agreement with the City of Koronadal whereby the bank will be providing the city with an automated teller machine (ATM) located at the City Hall. The deal also appointed Veterans Bank to be the depository bank for the payroll of the city’s contractual / job order employees. Under the terms of agreement, Veterans Bank will install an offsite ATM at the Koronadal City Hall allowing employees easy access to cash. Placing the payroll of contractual / job order employees with Veterans Bank will ease the burden off the city as each employee will be issued a VeteranTeller ATM card which they can then use to withdraw their salary from any ATM. The installation of the ATM and the placement of contractual / job order employees’ salaries with Veterans Bank are initial services that the city has availed from the bank. It expects to engage the city with more banking services in the near future. Koronadal City Mayor Peter B. Miguel and City Treasurer Marloun C. Gumbao led the signing on behalf of the city while Veterans Bank was represented by EVP and Branch Banking Group Head Jesus Vicente O. Garcia together with VP and Branch Central Services Head Alfredo B. Santiago, AVP and Mindanao Area Head Marie Jean J. Carranceja, and Veterans Bank

Koronadal City and Veterans Bank officials during the MoA signing including (seated, L-R) City Treasurer Marlon C. Gumbao, City Mayor Peter B. Miguel, Veterans Bank EVP Jesus Vicente O. Garcia, and Veterans Bank VP Alfredo B. Santiago. Witnessing the signing were (standing, L-R) City Budget Officer Julieta R. Gastala, City Department Head I Hazel A. Lebanan, Veterans Bank AVP Marie Jean J. Carranceja, City Population Officer Nancy A. Adalin, and Veterans Bank Koronadal Branch Head Tranquilino C. Morante.

Koronadal Branch Head Tranquilino C. Morante Veterans Bank has been expanding its services to both government and private clients nationwide, offering an innovative array of products and services. As an authorized government depository, the bank has been helping local government units by providing them with access to banking services to spur local growth and development. Veterans Bank is a private commercial bank owned by World War II veterans and their descendants. It has 60 branches nationwide and also caters to private and corporate retail markets. As part of its mandate, Veterans Bank allocates 20% of its annual net income for the benefit of World War II veterans and their heirs through medical and livelihood programs.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11th Judicial Region BRANCH 14 DAVAO CITY

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR CORRECTION SPL. PROC. NO. 467 OF ENTRY IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OF MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, CHANGING THE SEX OF THE CHILD FROM MALE TO FEMALE,

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO CORRECT THE SEX IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF JAREN BALING ELESTERIO BEARING LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY NO. 91-962, FROM MALE TO FEMALE

HERMIE B. MAANDIG,

JAREN BALING ELESTERIO, Petitioner,

-versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MAMBAJAO PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN, Respondent. X---------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Petitioner, A Filipino citizen, of legal age, single and resident of 84-A, PabayoPacana Streets, Cagayan de Oro City thru the Public Attorney’s Office, alleges, that she was born on January 12, 1988 at Bug-ong, Mambajao, Camiguin to parents Eugenio Maandig and Minarda B. Balistoy. Her birth was duly recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin but which birth record erroneously recorded her Sex as MALE when in fact and in truth she is a FEMALE as shown in the Medical Certificate, issued to him by Sachiko D. Kaneko, M.D., of the Camiguin General Hospital, Mambajao, Camiguin. In order to correct such erroneous entry this petition is filed. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on September 12, 2012 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: Office of the Solicitor General; Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin, and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the proceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 13th day of July 2012.

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THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DAVAO, Respondent. x-------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER OF HEARING A VERIFIED PETITION has been filed by petitioner, JAREN BALING ELESTERIO, assisted by counsel, Atty. Lennie Y. Moreno-Maduay, praying that after due hearing, an Order be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Davao City to correct the sex in the Certificate of Live Birth of Jaren Baling Elesterio bearing Local Civil Registry No. 91-962, from Male to Female. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of the petition on AUGUST 28, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioners in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Davao, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. All interested persons may appear before this Court on or before the aforesaid date of hearing to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be furnished together with a copy of the Petition to the City Prosecution Office, Davao City, the office of the Solicitor General, Atty. Lennie Y. Moreno-Maduay, the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Davao City, the office of the Local Civil Registrar of Davao City, as well as the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Given this 31st day of May 2012 at Davao City, Philippines. (Sgd.) GEORGE E. OMELIO Presiding Judge

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 12TH Judicial Region, Branch 21 Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte IN RE: PETITION FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PATERNITY OF THE CHILD APRIL ROSE BALATERO AND TO USE THE SURNAME OF FATHER

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FOR: ACKNOWLEDGMENT APRIL ROSE BALATERO, OF PATERNITY AND Petitioner, USE OF SURNAME - versus NODEC TAGAL, Private Respondent, THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LALA LANAO DEL NORTE And THE ADMINISTRATOR AND CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO) EAST AVE., QUEZON CITY, M.M. Respondents. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -// ORDER A verified petition for acknowledgment of paternity and use of surname of father in the Birth Record of April Rose Balatero in the Local Civil Registry of Lala, Lanao del Norte, was filed by petitioner April Rose Balatero on June 22, 2012, praying this Honorable Court that after due notice, publication and hearing, judgment shall issue 1) DECLARING Petitioner as the biological daughter and child of private respondent Nodec Tagal; 2) ORDERING the Local Civil Registrar of Lala, Lanao del Norte and the NSO to cause the necessary change and corrections of the erroneous entry recorded in the book of births, specifically in the record/certificate of birth of the petitioner in such a way that: (a) the last name of Petitioner in the Certificate of Live birth be changed from “Balatero” to “Tagal” and the name “Balatero” be placed under middle name so that her full name reads APRIL ROSE BALATERO TAGAL; 3) FORWARD a copy of the changed and corrected birth record of the Petitioner to the National Statistics Office (NSO), East Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila; and 4) Furnish a copy of the corrected birth certificate and/or record to the petitioner upon payment of legal fees. Finding the verified petition to be sufficient both in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing to October 10, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Lanao del Norte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. The Local Civil Registrar of Lala, Lanao del Norte, and any person who has an interest in the petition may file his/her opposition thereto within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition or from the last day of publication of this order. Further, let this Order be posted for fifteen (15) consecutive days prior to the date of hearing on the bulletin board of the Municipal Hall of Lala, Lanao del Norte; on the bulletin board of barangay (Purok Apitong) Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte where the petitioner is residing, and on the bulletin board of this court. The petitioner is directed to notify this Court of the publication of this order three (3) days before the scheduled hearing date. Furnish copy of this Order to the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Lanao del Norte, the Local Civil Registrar of Lala, Lanao del Norte; Atty. John Dale A Cantalejo, Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte, April Rose Balatero and Nodec Tagal, both of Purok Apitong, Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte. SO ORDERED. July 4, 2012. Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.

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(SGD.) ALAN L. FLORES Acting Presiding Judge

cc: Office of the Solicitor General 134 Amorsolo St. Legaspi Village Makati City Office of the Public Prosecutor Tubod, Lanao del Norte Office of the Local Civil Registrar Lala, Lanao del Norte Atty. John Dale A. Cantalejo Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte -April Rose Balatero -Nodec Tagal Purok Apitong, Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte The Administrator and Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office, East Avenue, Quezon City Metro Manila BWM: July 16, 23 & 30, 2012


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THINK a minute. You may have heard about Henry Ford. He was the first to use the assembly line in his factory for mass production. So every day his factory built and sold many cars. Well, one day the big generator that produced all the electricity for Ford’s factory suddenly stopped working. The whole factory shut down costing Ford a huge amount of money. So he quickly called one of the top engineers in the nation to come fix the generator. This expert engineer arrived and began looking and tinkering with the big generator. After only one hour, the engineer had found the problem and fixed it! So Ford’s factory immediately began making cars and money again.

like in the kidneys, ureter or the urinary bladder, is a painful event in one’s life. Patients would rush to the emergency room in severe pain, and would describe it as an experience that they wouldn’t forget. Pain is not the only manifestation. Patient may present with a complaint of difficulty in urination, painful urination, fever and chills. The urine may be foul smelling or cloudy and at times may be pinkish or reddish. Kidney stones vary depending on the chemical component it contains, and is once again a reflection of one’s dietary preference. Thus, you get to hear Calcium Oxalate, Struvite or Uric Acid in the report during a stone analysis. Family history, the fluid intake ( one must drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration), diet rich in sodium and sugar and protein, all contribute to one’s predisposition to

A few days later Henry Ford got the bill in the mail from that top engineer for fixing his factory generator. The bill was $10,000! Ford could not believe how expensive it was, so he called the engineer on the phone. He said: “Excuse me, Sir, but isn’t $10,000 rather high for just 1 hour of tinkering?”The engineer answered: “Mr. Ford, I’m charging you $10 for my 1 hour of tinkering, and $9,990 for knowing WHERE to tinker!” Ford answered: “Well, I guess you’re right.” And Ford paid the engineer his $10,000. Did you know that people will usually accept your own estimate of yourself? In other words, they will give you the same worth you give yourself. So don’t sell yourself short! I’m not

saying we should go around with big egos and pride, thinking we’re better than other people. But if you have special abilities, training, or experience in a certain skill, then you can have reason to be confident in your special ability and charge what you’re worth. You may be skilled and good at working with computers, cooking, sales, building, or something else. The One Who really knows your abilities, Who can help you know what they are, is the One Who created you. And no matter how much you’re worth in the world of work and business, your real worth comes from how much your own Maker was willing to pay for you. You see, the price God Himself paid for you

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was when He gave His own perfect life on a criminal’s cross to save you and me from living without Him and suffering forever. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you and give you a new life today? He can take full charge of your life every day and show you what you’re really worth. Just Think a Minute.

“Service above Self ” MINDANAO’S biggest Rotary Club, recognized also as the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro held its 65th Join Induction and Turn over Ceremonies at Pryce Plaza last Saturday evening. New and old familiar faces that made up the distinguished professionals, business and community leaders who share the common passion of serving the community of Cagayan de Oro came in full force. After a concelebrated mass officiated by Rev. Father Lyndon “Butch” Zayas of the San Jose Seminary, cocktail followed with incoming Club President, Engr.

Shock Waves.... THE discovery of introducing high energy sound waves through the body, in order to pulverize or to make small bigger stones in the kidneys, making it easier for the stones to be passed out, is one welcome breakthrough. This method of treating kidney stones is a procedure that is less invasive compared to opening up the kidneys in order to remove the stone, and can be performed on an outpatient basis, making it less costly in terms of economics. The complications is minimal too, although, there may be isolated incidences of bleeding , urinary tract infections and blockage in the urine flow. It is worth mentioning that ESWL ( extracorporeal sound wave lithotripsy ) is not the treatment of choice for pregnant women, for those with bleeding tendencies and for those with a co-existing UTI. Having a stone in any of the urinary tract system

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Mar Paano, leading the celebration. Grade A, Tuna from General Santos City was specially flown in for the occasion carved and served by Chef Bert Ysalina, one of the few Sushi Masters in the City of Cagayan de Oro who is most sought after for his authentic Sashimi cuts and Sushi preparations using genuine Japanese garnishing and ingredients. Vintage 2007 Pinot Grigio White Wines from Italy flowed during the occasion with seven c ou rs e d i n n e r bu f fe t served later in a separate portion tables in Rotary colors. Rotary Ann’s Josie Ali-

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stone formation. Kidney stone formation, is one preventable disease, except if the cause is congenital or metabolic like in cases of hyperparathyroidism. Although the treatment modalities are safe in most instances, a lifestyle change involving one’s diet and drinking plenty of water instead of colored and sweetened drinks, will keep that kidneys of yours safe and healthy. Nothing beats those 6 to 8 glasses of cold water, to wash away one’s thirst. It cleanses one’s system and prevents the formation of those unwanted stones.

ñabon and Janet Bernasor made sure the food and set up delight the members and guests for the evening. Event Decorator Rowel Yap provided the floral arrangements, draperies and decors at t he Grand Mindanao Ballroom venue. Pryce Plaza for its part has bought hundreds of new high back stacking chairs from China to be used for the event and its succeeding banquet functions. Now on its 65th year, the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro or the Mother Club of District 3870 was organized on April 22, 1948. It has continuously lives to its

THIS is a continuation of an article written by an employee of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Jason P. Raval. Jason wrote a very simple—and very clear—explanation of the BSP’s US$ 1 billion loan pledge to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Jason’s first point: the Philippines is only among the many countries that made millions of dollars in pledges to the IMF. Below are the rest of his views regarding the issue: *** 2. When the IMF sounded this call, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and its Monetary Board decided to join in the global effort to help prevent another economic crisis. 3. An economic crisis in the Euro Zone can and will affect our country. If a country defaults on its loans, its creditors, who are most probably also those who lend to us when we need loans, will be in trouble. Our export industry will suffer since demand

will lessen from the affected countries. Need I remind you that there are many OFWs in Europe? This may mean underemployment or worse, unemployment, for our OFWs, which will bring down remittances to our country. (I don’t need to elaborate how remittances strengthen our economy.) 4. The $1 billion that we are going to lend will be taken from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ foreign reserves, not from the National Government’s budget. The money that the government budgeted to fund our infrastructure, social services, etc. will not be touched. 5. The $1 billion is part of the BSP foreign reserves, again, RESERVES. It cannot be used by the National Government to fund infrastructure (schools, roads, bridges, etc), social services (education, healthcare, PPP program, etc.) The BSP has over $76 billion (as of April 2012) in foreign reserves (called GROSS INTERNATIONAL RESERVES or

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IGNACIO BUNYE GIR) and this is kept and used by the BSP to ensure the convertibility of our peso and ultimately the stability of our economy. The reserves are in place and used when needed by the BSP to shield the peso from sharp fluctuation in the foreign exchange market. 6. We are part of a global community and we have the obligation to help out our neighbors in crisis. Our economy is strong enough and has the capability to lend out $1 billion from its $76 billion GIR. When we experienced an economic crisis in the late 80’s, we were also saved by the loan BUNYE/PAGE 7


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that the IMF gave us. 7. We have prepaid all our outstanding debts to the IMF in 2006 and in 2010 we have been a creditor country. From a borrower, we have now become a lender. We help other countries in crises and in the process help ensure the stability of the world economy. 8. To further emphasize my point #3, we are lending to the IMF

so it can help the Euro Zone which is in bad shape now. A simple analogy is this. Europe is our neighbor which is catching fire. The IMF is one of the firefighters fighting the fire but needs water to quell the flames. If we don’t help the IMF by giving water (the $1 billion), we run the risk of that fire strengthening and spreading to Asia and ultimately to our country. 9. The $1 billion is a

LOAN. It is not a doleout or a donation. This will be paid back to us with INTEREST, therefore it is actually also an investment on our part. 10. The BSP is autonomous from the National Government. It has its own charter and its own mandates given by LAW. I pray that our legislators in Senate and Congress would stick to their jobs and pass many badly needed laws. Just recently, we have almost been blacklisted by the

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international community because we have failed to pass into law all the needed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act. This would have been a big problem for our economy and our OFWs. For the Juans and Marias of our country, sleep easy knowing that our economy is in good hands. The BSP has a very good track record in keeping our economy stable. Its leaders are credible, mostly career

officers with decades of experience, and they and their projects have received global recognition for being one of the best in the world.

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Interplast, led by Dr. Michael McGuiness who came with a group of foreign Doctors to perform pal lip surgeries to young children afflicted with the birth deformities. The project has

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brought smiles to the young patients and joy to the poor parents in Cagayan de Oro City. The journey of service among these distinguished men and women have catered to the various sector of society advocating the importance of education, health improvement and poverty alleviation. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro City for another banner year.


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Low cost airliners sued for not using aerobridges SOME of the low cost carriers operating out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 3 have been criticized for not using the aerobridges when loading and unloading passengers. This has reached some members of Congress, who vowed to investigate the reports when they convene this month. They want to find out why Cebu Pacific and the other airlines do not use the aerobridges or passenger tubes to what airport observers call the detriment of the riding public. Members of the House C ommittee on Transportation Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. (Party-list, Abante Mindanao) co-authored House Resolution 2379, urging Congress to look into this practice of airline companies of not using the aerobridge. The lawmakers said the practice had caused inconvenience especially to the elderly or those with disabilities, including children. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez

said it is the common practice for airlines to use the aerobridge for the passengers to embark and disembark from the aircraft with very little inconvenience and to be protected from inclement weather. There are allegations the LCCs find the P7,000 per flight parking fee expensive. The lawmakers have asked the house body to summon the officials of the Manila International Airport Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Cebu Pacific, other airline companies and other government agencies to shed light on the matter. Asked to comment on the matter, Bing Lina, Naia 3 terminal manager, said some airplanes are unable to avail themselves of the aerobridges because out of the 34 aerobridges, 14 are off operation. Lina said the defective aerobridges are part of the 23 systems Japanese contractor Takenaka had to restore, including the close-circuit television, luggage carousel, paging system, flight information

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Rufus ready for his ‘screening’ CAGAYAN de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez said that he was ready for the Judicial and Bar Council’s (JBC) screening process, which will determine the country’s next Chief Justice. Rodriguez was quoted as saying that he was privileged to be nominated for a position that “requires

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a great responsibility.” The report also quoted Rodriguez as saying that he was not bothered by the fact that the likes of Justice S ecretar y Leila de Lima and Associate Justice Carpio were his co-nominees. He was also quoted as saying that though he did not mean to boast,

he believed that he had proven something with his experiences as a lawyer. Ro dr iguez was als o Bureau of Immigration (BI) chief during the administration of President Joseph Estrada. He was also listed as one of the lawmakers who passed the most bills in the 15th Congress.

Four-month maternity leave pushed MINDANAO lawmakers have filed a bill that would give working mothers up to four months of maternity leave. The proposed Working Mothers and Infant Protection Act of 2012 primarily seeks to promote the health of babies by giving their mothers enough time to breastfeed them. Cagayan de Oro Rep.

Rufus Rodriguez, the principal author, said the World Health Organization discovered in a recent study that only 16 percent of fourto five-month old Filipino infants were breastfed. The state should promote breastfeeding since a mother’s milk is the best food for her baby, he added. Rodriguez’s co-author is his brother, Maximo of

Abante Mindanao. The bill seeks to allow a working mother to file additional maternity leave of up to two months, on top of the two-month paid leave the present law provides. Though the employee would not be entitled to compensation for her extended leave, the bill would grant the mother additional maternity benefit of two

months’ salary on top of her paid two-month leave. The employer is required to accept an employee on extended leave when such leave expires without diminution in rank and pay. Covered working mothers are those who have rendered interrupted or uninterrupted service for at least six months.

display system, aircraft docking, among others. Sometimes, there are two aerobridges installed in one passenger gate. He added Takenaka agreed to finish the installations of the 23 systems as part of the deal with the MIAA when the Philippine International Airport Terminal Corp. withdrew

its charges against the government and accepted a proffered “just compensation” amounting to millions of pesos. L i na s ai d t hat t he P7,000 fee per flight for the use of the aerobridge is not correct. “The actual docking fee is P957 per hour for domestic flights and (.99),

or about P1,690 per hour for international flights.” Cebu Pacific was earlier quoted as saying it can always afford to pay using the tubes, but most often, none of these are available. According to Lina, Naia 3 handles about 300 flights a day, comprising 260 domestic arrivals and departures and 50 international arrivals and departures. He said the LCCs are often directed to park at a designated “remote parking area” when all the working aerobridges are full. Only A219 and A320 and other large-body aircraft are allowed to use the aerobridges. Some ATR 72 and Q3 or Q4

turbo-prop airplanes of Cebu Pacific and PhilairExpress have designated parking area at the tarmac. On the other hand, some LCCs operators have voiced during previous inter views their airplanes need to get out of Naia 3 as early as possible to be able to land at some provincial destinations during sunrise, because several of them have no night-landing capabilities. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines earlier said some P800 million has been set aside to provide nightlanding capabilities to about eight provincial airports. These projects will be finished next year.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN

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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR CORRECTION IN THE ENTRY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF JONATHAN WAMINAL,

SPL. PROC. NO. 465

ROSEMARIE C. WAMINAL,

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Petitioner, -versusMUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GUINSILIBAN, CAMIGUIN, Respondent. X---------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Petitioner, Rosemarie C. Waminal a bonafide resident of North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin, through counsel, alleges that she is the mother of Jonathan Waminal who was born out of wedlock on November 10, 1994 in North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin. Her son’s birth was duly registered in the Office of the Local Civil Registry of Guinsiliban, Camiguin but which birth record erroneously recorded the first name of his mother as Rosalinda instead of the correct first name Rosemarie. In his Baptismal Certificate his mother’s first name was correctly reflected as Rosemarie as evidence by petitioner’s own Birth Certificate. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on September 13, 2012 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: 1. Office of the Solicitor General; 2. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Guinsiliban, Camiguin; 3. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin; and 4. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Mambajao, Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the proceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 2nd day of July 2012. (Sgd.) RUSTICO PADERANGA Judge MDN: JULY 23, 30 & AUGUST 6, 2012


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Rotary Club partners with ILO, Ausaid to help Sendong survivors THE Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro (Mother Club) has entered into a service contract with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for Community-Based Emergency Employment (Cash-for-Work) and livelihood skills training of Tropical Storm Sendong survivors through the construction of permanent shelters for their homes. Engr. Marillo S. Paano, President, Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro (RCCDO) signed the service contract on July 18, 2012 at a local hotel with Lawrence Jeff Johnson, ILO Manila Office Director and Erika M. Geronimo, portfolio manager of AusAID. Under the terms of the contract, the ILO through AusAID will provide US $10,532 (PhP 446, 134.20) to be used for the emergency employment and transfer of skills for Sendong survivors by employing them while they are trained onsite through mentoring by skilled workers for the construction of five quadruplex units and the completion of another five units As fund administrator, RCCDO will be responsible for the disbursements and liquidation of expenses and compliance with the Terms of Reference set by the ILO. “The project will benefit 60 survivors as trainees/ workers and 40 survivor families who will occupy the completed permanent shelters,” Mr. Paano said. “The 60 unskilled workers are all survivors Tropical Storm Sendong (International name: Washi) on December 16/17, 2011. The 40 qualified survivor-families awaiting the completion of the 40 permanent shelter units are still living in tents and temporary shelters in transitional relocation sites.” “Most of the affected families that lost their means of income are now in search of alternative livelihood,” Mr. Paano said. “One of the identified job opportunities available is the construction of permanent shelters and support infrastructure such

as drainage, slope protection, road maintenance or reforestation where the survivors can work, acquire new knowledge and skills, learn construction techniques or become skilled workers.” After working on a few units, the unskilled workers will be field tested by constructing the same type of units by themselves. If they pass their tests, they can find employment in similar projects in the future. Ground breaking for the project was made last February 17, 2011 under the leadership of immediate past president Ian Mark Q. Nacaya in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines Director Tots Escalada for the construction of 10 safe and permanent quadruplex housing units in Barangay Indahag. “This housing project is one of the relocation sites identified by the city government of Cagayan de Oro,” said Rtn. Nacaya. “It falls within a 10-hectare lot intended for some 1,597 permanent shelters for Sendong survivors.” The city government owns the land where the houses will be constructed. DPWH and the LGU are collaborating in the construction of the roads and other amenities in the Indahag relocation site. Other private organizations are also involved in the construction of a thousand similar houses in the area. The RCCDO Foundation under the stewardship of Past RC District 3870 Governor and former CdO City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula initially undertook the project with funds doROTARYPAGE 11

Xavier Ecoville learns about health & nutrition By XYLA MERCEDITA GUALBERTO

BEING a mother is no easy job. One of their many hats includes being in-charge of watching their children’s health and nutrition. At Xavier Ecoville, the Xavier University (XU)-led resettlement community for Sendong survivors, a half day symposium-class on health education titled “Mother’s Class” was conducted. The XU Dr. Jose P. Rizal Medicine School collaborated with the XU College of Nursing to come up with the said activity bearing the theme “Breastfeeding ay ugaliin upang si baby an Xavier University med student presents a cross-sectional study on the magnitude paglaki ay bigatin.” The ses- of malnutrition among children ages 0-5 years old at Xavier Ecoville sion covered malnutrition, deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, benefits of breastfeeding, supplementary feeding for children and the use of go, grow and glow foods to combat malnutrition. The health cluster of Xavier Ecoville supported the activity which was done in time for the nutrition month celebration. While the mothers were busy learning new lessons, their children were too. Second year nursing students under the Community Health Nursing class organized 2-6 year olds and facilitated a children’s class on proper hand washing and tooth brushing. a boy volunteers to demonstrate the proper hand washing technique he has just learned

The Xavier Stage invites all to experience Modern Theater By HOBART P SAVIOR

EXPERIENCE Modern Theater with The Xavier Stage. One of Xavier University’s theater companies, The Xavier Stage (TXS), embarks on the promotion of Modern Theater in its 2nd Theater Season starting this September. Modern Theater in the late 19th century played a significant role in influencing the currents of the 20th and the 21st centuries with the introduction of various intellectual, religious and

moral challenges and ideologies, like Marx’s Das Kapital, Dar win’s The Origin of Species, Frued’s Interpretation of Dreams, and Einstein’s Theory of relativity. Plays of this period are presented in Realism, a form of theater that has branched out into many theater movements such as naturalism, antirealism, futurism, dada, surrealism, epic theater, expressionism, symbolism, theater of cruelty, theater of the absurd and other experimental theater.

Below are the plays included in the TXS’s 2nd Theater Season: Ranindranath Tagore’s The Post Office, a play that proves the profound wisdom and humanity of the Nobel Prize winning author. As a modernist, Tagore, in the play, presents spiritual journey in a timeless and universal scope through the lens of the innocent Abel who comes to ter ms wit h man’s exit, Death. The Post Office is adapted by Rody Vera. Play Dates: September 19 – 22, 2012 at the XU Little Theater.

Paul Dumol’s Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio is a socio-political comment on the variety of unjust realities in the Philippines brought about by government, governance and people. This modern satire is timeless for its depiction of the truth of injustices resonates with the country’s current realities and, possibly, its futurity unless corruption is refuted and eradicated. Paglilitis is a tragicomedy and a satire rendered through absurdity and cruelty. The play is a collabora-

tive adaptation by Bart Savior, Efren Mercado and Kristen Senajon. This will also be the first laboratory work of the TXS choreographer’s pool. Play Dates: December 5-8, 2012 at the XU Little Theater. The last play of the season will be Bertolt Brecht’s epic theater play, A Respectable Wedding. Brecht’s plays create an intellectual climate for social change and provide an adequate presentation of reality. He called this the re-functioning of theater through epic

theater, which aims to assimilate education with entertainment. In TXS’s version, A Respectable Wedding is a farce about the upper-class Filipino family slapped by imperfection, sentimentality and morality. The play is the company’s salute to the world icon Bertolt Brecht, Philippine Theater and Movie icon Boni Ilagan, and the image of the Filipino Family as a cultural icon. It is TXS’s contribution to the National Arts Month in February. Play Dates: February 2012 (TBA).


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10 companies and promotion groups will occupy a national pavilion to showcase their products such as various kinds of flour, black and green tea, vegetable oil and margarine, and glucose, starch, sherbet, fructose, dextrin and other confectioneries,” Mr. Dalkilic added. Qualified companies which avail of this offer will be invited to join the July 31st welcome dinner to be hosted by Her Excellency Hatice Pinar Isik, Ambassador of Turkey, to honor the Turkish Delegation at the Turkish Ambassador’s residence, visit WOFEX and have bilateral meetings with the Turkish companies on August 1st at the World Trade Center. Interested qualified companies are invited to secure application forms on or before July 23rd at the Mondebest International Corporation office at the 3rd floor of the Goking Building, Corrales Avenue cor. J. R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City or email info@mondebest.com or mondebest@gmail.com for more details. “Allocation shall be done on a first come-first serve basis,” Mr. Dalkilic said. “Interested companies are strongly encouraged to apply the soonest time possible.” Last year, Mondebest and the Turkish-Filipino Friendship and Solidarity Association (TUFIFSA) hosted a visit by a Turkish Mission to Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro Cities on May 9-13, 2011. The mission included 30 Turkish businessmen in construction, furniture and fixtures, food, textiles, lumber, agri-commodities and oil (bio-diesel). They met with business chambers of both cities and also apprised local businessmen about trade and business opportunities in Turkey. Prior to this, Mondebest also arranged the first ever visit to Mindanao of a group of Turkish academics and businessmen on July 2-12, 2007 in cooperation with the Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture (Studies on Risale-i Nur and MuslimChristian Relations). Many of the visiting businessmen came from Mr. Dalkilic’s home city of Malatya, an agricultural, industrial and stockbreeding center of Eastern Anatolia situated at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. The fertile plain is famous for its apricot orchards and the many delicious confections and desserts that are made from the fruit.

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tor of the Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA) of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces. This, as Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma of the Archdiocese of Cagayan

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de Oro; Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, executive director of the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government (LGA-DILG); and Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change repeatedly pointed out that being proactive is the best defense against climate change-induced disasters spawned by natural phenomenon such as typhoons and tropical storms. “We are all in one boat so we have to help one another,” stressed Ledesma, co-chair and founding force of the CDORBMC. Ledesma, a staunch environmentalist who had initiated various forums and dialogues on the environment and ecology, had repeatedly sounded the call to “protect from further degradation the watershed areas of the rivers that drain through the city,” particularly the Cagayan de Oro River, whose river basin covers an area of more than 150,000 hectares that extend to the northwestern area of Bukidnon and a portion of Lanao del Sur. Disasters do not respect political colors, stressed Sacendoncillo as she urged all local chief executives (LCEs) to hop on the bandwagon and do their fair share in “building climate adaptive and disaster resilient communities,” the theme of Thursday’s Regional Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Collaboration Workshop for Cagayan de Oro River Basin” at the Mallberry Suites Business Hotel. To drive home her point, Sacendoncillo told the short story about Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody which ended up with “Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.” “In an alliance, this will not work. Because everybody is accountable. May kanya-kanya tayong papel na ginagampanan. Hindi tayo pwedeng magturuan,” she said. In alliance-building, it is important to bring aboard all LCEs involved because “they are the ones who have the power to implement projects and programs involving a natural resource such as a river,” pointed out Tandog in an interview. Tandog quoted Section 33 of the Local Government Code of 1991 which states that “local government units may, through appropriate ordinances, group themselves, consolidate or coordinate their efforts, services and resources for purposes commonly beneficial to them” as one legal basis for getting LCEs’ involvement in the CDORBMC. He acknowledged, however, that getting the involvement of LCEs is easier said than done. “LCEs have different priorities but we were able to solve the problem and get them on

board (the AVLDA) through frequent dialoguing with them.” AVLDA was created as a response to floodings of the Allah Valley in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces, especially the floodings in 1996 and 2002 as well as increasing concern over siltation, erosion, and decreasing water supply affecting all sectors of society in the area. AVLDA is a multi-stakeholder group comprising of representatives from the Province of South Cotabato (Municipalities of Lake Sebu, T’boli, Surallah, Sto. Nino, Banga, and Norala) and the Province of Sultan Kudarat (City of Tacurong, and the Municipalities of Isulan, Esperanza, Lambayong and Bagumbayan). But building alliances is just the beginning, said Sacendoncillo. “A well-conceived and well-executed strategic alliances must have a clear set of roles and responsibilities; a shared understanding of expectations around deliverables; and complementary expertise, resources, contacts, and cultures. But most importantly, effective alliances have to be about advancing the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the alliance,” she stressed.

ment that there are existing financing schemes for the agricultural sector, including a P7.4-billion guaranty fund from Landbank and the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund that started in 2010. PCCI said “creative subsidies are a step towards readiness of the sectors for the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations integration” which will see local markets being opened up to competition from neighboring economies. The suggestions were made during the PCCI Roundtable Discussion on Agriculture held last July 4.

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services, particularly, of apartments, lodging houses, and hospitals and establishment of grocery stores and farm supply. Camiguin’s investments of P79.77 million or 7.50 percent, again, were mostly in the servicing and trading sectors that included the tourism-related investments and the expansion of a cable television service provider and the establishment of a new bank and pharmacy. Again, Bukidnon’s investments of P60.96 million or 5.73 percent, included the establishment of a rubber plantation, expansion of pineapple production, and construction of hydro power generation plant and buildings. As to the increase in investments on comparing the two quarters, Boniao said, Camiguin posted the highest with 271 percent compared to P21.51 million in 2011, followed by Misamis Oriental with 91

percent, Misamis Occidental with 50 percent, Bukidnon with 48 percent, but Lanao del Norte decreased by 53 percent. Classified by sector, investments in servicing posted the highest share of P587.67 million or 55.26 percent, followed by trading with P209.68 million or 19.72 percent, and infrastructure and services with P143.40 million or 13.48 percent. The other sectors also contributed the following amounts and share to the TRI: agri-based with P80.13 million or 7.53 percent, consumer manufacturing, P7.06 million or 0.66 percent and energy, P4.50 million or 0.42 percent. Forest-based, P3.47 million or 0.33 percent, metals, P1.24 million or 0.12 percent, mining and metallurgy, P1.15 million or 0.01 percent and those classified as ”others,” with P4.19 million or 2.37 percent.

de Oro City. Boniao said the total regional investments (TRI) worth P1.06 billion is actually 41 percent higher compared to P755.27 million during the same period of 2011. Misamis Occidental came in next with P367.21 million or 34.53 percent, which were also mostly in the servicing sector, particularly, on the procurement of assets and infusion of working capital for lending cooperatives CAGAYAN DE ORO MAIN BRANCH and construction of school P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers – Kalambagohan Sts., buildings. Tel. # (08822) 727-829 * Telefax # (088) 856-1947 This was followed by CAMIGUIN BRANCH B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, Lanao del Norte with P98.01 Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 million or 9.22 percent, CORRALES BRANCH Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City from page 1 which also went into servicDIVISORIA BRANCH AƩy. Erasmo B. Damasing Bldg., #61 Don A. bank) and the government’s ing, trading and agri-based Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 857-3631 conditional cash transfer sectors that included the LAPASAN BRANCH Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City program can play a key role expansion of construction Tel. # (088) 231-6739a in providing well-targeted financing for these economic segments. “One of the recurring sentiments of farms especially in Mindanao is the lack of access to financing as the stringent rules and requirements of banks limit small farmers from accessing government loans,” PCCI said in its statement. MODELS It added some sectors, like the coconut industry, are not able to attain full potential due to farmers’ lack of access to muchneeded funds. To provide better-targeted financing, suggestions include crafting schemes like those under the MinD e s ig n & C re danao Rural Development a te T o p Q u a li Program. ty P V C ID C a rd s fo r y o u r ID S c h o o l, Another suggestion is to p C a o n m y , O ff iic e , O rg a distribute available funds n iz a ti o n , C lu b C o o p e ra ti v e . through the conditional or cash transfer method “but with a repayment system.” We also Design PCCI said it is formuand Create PVC Luggage lating a program, together T a g s, D is c o u n t C a rd s, V is it o with the Mindanao Der’ s C a rd and Name Ta velopment Authority, that gs, fully custo mized and personalized to will be modeled after the su it e y o u r n eeds. conditional cash transfer system to distribute funds C a l l Us a t 7 4 to qualified farm and fish-53-80 | 857erfolk households. 8447 o r 0 9 2 7 -337-3917 | 09 Under the conditional 22-538-4939 cash transfer program, funds email us at bw m_ar t@yaho o are given to qualified poor .com households subject to certain conditions, including ensuring expectant and new mothers regularly visit facebook.com/BwmAr tdept health centers and children attend a minimum number of classes. The Agriculture department said in the PCCI state-

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RODELSA HALL: Home of the arts and channel for change

Tenor Sal Malaki

BARELY seven years after it was built, Rodelsa Hall stands proudly as one of Cagayan de Oro’s landmarks, a center of artistic excellence and the converging point of Mindanaoans with a penchant for music and the performing arts. Apart from being the haven for the arts, Rodelsa Hall is also envisioned as the harbinger of positive change. Since its inception, it has helped raise funds through its annual concert series. To date, Rodelsa Hall is the coirnerstone of the Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. and the Rodolfo N. Pelaez Foundation. These two foundations help in Liceo de Cagayan University’s two main advocacies – environmental protection and education for the underprivileged. To continue this tradition of sharing through the arts, Rodelsa Hall once again mounts a benefit concert for Safer River Life Saver Foundation this coming August 10, 2012, 7:30pm featuring world-class tenor, Sal Malaki with Cagayan de Oro’s very own piano virtuoso Rudolf Pelaez Golez. The concert will feature famous Broadway hits, Spanish songs and Italian arias. Well-loved pieces such as Granada, Cielito Lindo and operatic pieces like

Liceo de Cagayan University’s Rodelsa Hall.

La Donna e mobile and Nessun Dorma and our very own Michael Dadap will be featured. Some favorite Bisaya tunes will be offered as well. Liceo University Rondalla is also performing during the event. For every ticket purchased, a portion will be donated to Safer River Life Saver Foundation to aid their campaign in the protection and preservation of the Cagayan de Oro River

and other rivers in the city. You may purchase your tickets at the Liceo U Office of Cultural Affairs, 2nd floor of Rodelsa Hall or book your seats in advance by calling (088) 8584093 to 95 local 109 or call/text 09173318973. You can also leave a message at Rodelsa Hall’s official Facebook account. Watch the benefit concert at the Rodelsa Hall and become an instrument of change.

Taunang Waterlily Festival idinaos sa Las Pinas

Kabuhayan mula sa waterlily nagging sentro ng okasyon MULING idinaos ng Villar Foundation sa pangunguna ni Foundation Managing Director Cynthia Villar ang ika-pitong Waterlily Festival sa Lungsod ng Las Pinas na kung saan naging sentro din sa okasyon ang mga produktong nalikha mula sa waterlily katulad ng paggawa basket. Ayon kay Villar ang Waterlily Festival ay kanilang taunang isinasagawa upang maipakita sa lahat ang mga maaring pakinabang mula sa mga waterlily na dati ay salot at nagiging sanhi ng pagbara ng Las Piñas River. “Dahil sa naturang festival ay natulungan namin ang mga waterlily weavers na maipakita sa publiko at mailako ang kanilang mga likhang produkto mula sa waterlily katulad ng naggagandahang gown na sinuot ng mga kandidata sa festival at gayundin ang dekorasyon sa mga Bangka sa naganap na fluvial parade at iba pang aktibidades sa maghapong okasyon,” ani Villar na nakilala sa pagsusulong ng kapakinabangan sa waterlily at green social enterprises. Ang Waterlily Festival ay naglalayong maipakita ang water hyacinth-based livelihood enterprise. Nilalayon din nito ang paghihikayat sa mga mamamayan na linisin ang Las Piñas River na kung saan tanggalin

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nated by Norfolk Sisterhood Cities of Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. which donated P263,642 and the Orthodontists Association of the Philippines through Dr. Arnold Duterte which donated P80,000. Howe ve r, t he hu ge amount needed to complete the project constrained the RCCDO to turn to the ILO for funding support, especially for the labor component. “With AusAid support,

Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2012 – Pinangunahan nina Villar Foundation’s Managing Director Cynthia Villar at Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar ang paggawad ng korona sa bagong tanghal na Miss Las Piñas Water Lily para sa taong ito,na si Ms. Lyra Velchez ng Barangay Manuyo 1. kabilang din sa larawan mula kaliwa ay sina Rep. Villar, Tricia Monica Lubiano ng Brgy. Pamplona 1 na tinanghala bilang Miss Runcav Choice, Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2011 Daphne Cortez; Velchez , Second Runner-up Lady Ann Erlano ng Brgy. BF International/CAA, First Runner-up Angelica Prieto ng Barangay Talon 2, Miss World University Kimberly Hankenson; at Ginang Villar. Ang naturang festival ay naglalayong ipakita sa publiko ang mga produkto at pakinabangan mulsa mga water lily na salot at nagbabaras a mga Ilog.

ang mga waterlily at patuyuin ang mga ito para mapakinabangan na maging isang basket, trays, tsinelas at iba pang mga ornamental items. Binigyang-linaw ni Villar na ang festival ay hindi upang ipagmalaki ang Las Pinas bi-

the ILO brings into the relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts its core messages of 1. Social dialogue through the series of consultations with stakeholders, beneficiaries and other parties; 2. Social protection, through the provision of personal protective gear and insurance coverage; 3. Worker’s rights, by observing 8-hour daily and 40-hour weekly work, and 4. Paid labor, by ensuring equal pay for equal work applies,” said Honorio T. Palarca, national program officer, ILO-Employment Intensive Investment Pro-

lang isang Lungsod kundi ang kuhanin ang atensyon ng publiko na pangalagaan ang ating Inang kalikasan at programang pangkabuhayan. “Lubos naming ipinagmamalaki ang aming programang livelihood na isang barangay-

gram (EIIP). With its traditional partner, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the project brings cash-forwork to the survivors in affected barangays through clearing and cleaning of surroundings of the tons of mud and debris left by the floodwaters, and lately through the de-clogging of drainage canals as the rainy season has set in. The collaboration with the city governments of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan led to the construction of transitional shelters, to addressing the

based na kung saan ang mga produktong nalilikha ay mula sa mga basura. At ang naturang programa ay nakapagbigay ng hanapbuhay sa limang daang pamilya,” dagdag ni Villar. Isa din sa sentro ng festival ay ang makakuha ng Miss Las Piñas Waterlily para sa taong

threats posed by environmental degradation through slope and riverbank protection and erosion control. “The collaboration with Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro District 3870 is another facet of the ILO-AusAid assistance through the construction of permanent shelters for the victims.,” Mr. Palarca added. “Working with the Rotary Club of CdO is a privilege as this showcases an opportunity to work with a civic organization that generously shares its resources, expertise and time for the survivors of the calamity.”

ito na kung saan idinaos ang pre-pageant noong Martes (Hulyo 17) at ang nanalo ang siyang sinuutan ng korona ngayon. Bawat isa sa kabuuang 20 barangay sa Las Pinas ay mayroong tig-iisang kinatawan at ang kanilang mga suot na gown ay gawa ng kilalang designer na si Noli Hans gayundin sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga residente sa bawat barangay. Ayon naman kay Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar sa naganap na pre-pagent event na ang Miss Las Piñas Waterlily pageant ay nagpapatunay lamang na ang mga Las Piñeras ay tunay na magaganda. “Ang itinanghal na Miss World 2012 na si Queenierich Rehman ay tiga- Las Piñas at bukod dito ay kilala din kami na mga mamamayang responsable sa pangangalaga ng kalikasan patunay ang mga magaganda at kapakipakinabang na mga produkto

mula sa mga waterlily na isang basura at salot sa ilog,” ani ni Rep. Villar. At ang tinanghal na Miss Las Piñas Waterlily ay automatikong ambassadresses ng Lungsod at siya ang dadalo sa mga ibat-ibang okasyon at festival sa buong bansa na kung saan imbitado ang Lungsod, gayundin sa mga environmental at livelihood programs katulad ng sa United Nations (UN) na siya ding nagbigay ng parangal sa river rehabilitation or Sagip Ilog program ng Villar Foundation dahil sa pagsusumikap ni Ginang Villar. Ilan din sa mga naging aktibidades sa festival ay ang fluvial parade, street dancing, musical performances mula Manunugtog Kawayan at iba pang mga local bands, waterlily weaving demonstrations at ang display exhibit ng ibat-ibang likha mula sa waterlily.

Airliners...

because several of them have no night-landing capabilities. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines earlier said some P800 million has been set aside to provide night-landing capabilities to about eight provincial airports. These projects will be finished next year.

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the tarmac. On the other hand, some LCCs operators have voiced during previous interviews their airplanes need to get out of Naia 3 as early as possible to be able to land at some provincial destinations during sunrise,

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said HCPI is targeting to sell 200 CR-V 2012 models a month. She also said that HCPI had already stopped selling Honda CR-V 2012 in the Philippines last week and that units not yet sold will undergo corrective repair before they are released in the market. This will take about a month or two, according to HCPI’s marketing department officials. For those already sold, meanwhile, concerned customers shall be notified through a phone notification by Honda dealers and

letters of notice will be sent starting July 20, 2012. Concerned customers are also encouraged to take their affected vehicles to an authorized dealer. Meanwhile, Eyadan said other CR-Vs belonging to different model years will not experience the same failure because a different door latch and inner door handle design mechanism were applied. Owners of Honda Jazz, City, Accord, Pilot, Odyssey and HR-V sold and distributed by HCPI are not affected. HCPI is targeting the sale of 16,600 units of all its available models for 2012.


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