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DAVAO City -- Citing the importance of watersheds to the lives of the people in Mindanao, Archbishops Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato and Antonino Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro have called for a proclamation of a Mindanao-wide watershed awareness week which shall culminate in time for the annual observance of World Environment Day every fifth day of June. Quevedo told reporters here during the recently held Mindanao Economy and Environment Summit that among the culprits of the massive degradation of the watersheds in Mindanao is the people’s lack of knowledge and action on the issue.

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AZZLED by the opportunities offered by China’s vast and increasingly prosperous populace, Renante Flores Bangoy, the owner of a small banana plantation in Panabo City, decided three years ago to stop selling to multinational fruit corporations and stake his future on Chinese appetites. Through a local exporter, he started shipping all his fruit to China.

Today, his estate on the tropical island of Mindanao is scattered with heaps of rotting bananas. For seven weeks now — ever since an aging U.S.-supplied Philippine warship squared off with Chinese vessels near a BANANA/PAGE 11

Hospital wastes

A GROUP of Dabawenyo inventors pitched their locally developed pyro-clave technology to the Davao City government. They are proposing to build an infectious medical waste processing facility in the New Carmen sanitary landfill. Pyro-clave is a non-burn waste processing technology where infectious wastes from hospitals and medical facilities are converted into charcoal.

Power 101

BUTUAN City -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will conduct a session and press briefing today, June 15, to provide information to the local tri-media in Caraga region. Milfrance Q. Capulong, NGCP Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Mindanao, said the activity is a program of their division which is intended for the media community nationwide. Capulong explained that it is an educational forum where media partners are updated on the latest activities that the NGCP is undertaking.

A plane sprays pesticide in a banana plantation in Panabo City.

Florante Flores Bangoy, a banana grower in Panabo, is feeling the brunt of the ongoing dispute in the Scarborough Shoal.

Lawmaker backs of sin tax bill A REPRESENTATIVE from the district of Camiguin expresses his support to the sin tax bill, noting that he gives more weight on resolving health-related issues than the additional revenues it could generate to boost government coffers. “Taxes are immaterial here, what count’s more is the well being of the people,” Representative Pedro P. Romualdo said. Having undergone a triple bypass heart surgery due to smoking, Romulado capitalizes heavily on the positive results it could bring to the people, citing that more and more patients are admitted in the hospitals TAX/PAGE 11

Davao-Manado route revived By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO Correspondent

DAVAO City -- Wings Air, a unit of Indonesia’s Lion Air, will resume next month its weekly DavaoManado service four years after suspending the route. The airline company replaces Cebu-based Mid-Sea Express which stopped f lying the route last April, a month af ter the launching. Mid-Sea Express had used a 19-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft. Indonesian Consul General Eko Hartono, who was at the city’s airport for a chartered f light of Wings Air on Thursday, said he hopes this latest venture would be sustained. “This is a big leap forward for both countries,” said Mr. Hartono. In order for Wings Air to

sustain its service, it needs a passenger load factor of about 80%, the Indonesian official said. One way to sustain the DavaoManado air service, said John Goldeto T. Baricuatro, president of John Gold, a travel company, is to promote the two areas as tourism and business destinations. “Our plan is to lure tourists so they can visit our city and nearby areas,” said Mr. Baricuatro. The company has decided to use an ATR 72-500 aircraft, a

72-seater plane, which is smaller than the 54-seater aircraft it used in 2008. The regular weekly f lights would start on July 5. Mr. Hartono said the service would strengthen the links between the two countries, which are both members of the BruneiIndonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area. Flights between the two cities take about an hour and a half. The one-way air fare, based on previous services, had been less than $200. In previous years, Manado traders f lying from this city were reported to have brought with them cosmetics as well as liquor in bulk. Manado is the capital and commercial hub of North Sulawesi province.

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PRYCE GASES, Incorporated recently launched, what is to be the biggest running event in the City of Golden Friendship, the Pryce Gas International Marathon 2012 – Unleash the Inner Flame. The competition will bring in run-

ners both from the local and national marathon scene and international athletes as well. The marathon has running distances set as 42k, 21k, and 5k. This will take runners to the roads of Cagayan de Oro City, with Pryce Gardens as the starting and finishing lines. RUNCHECK, Cebu City’s premiere LPG/PAGE 11


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Govt agencies sign up for MindaNOW Program DAVAO City -- In a move to firm up support to environment advocacies in Mindanao, several national line agencies forged recently a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the implementation of a flagship program of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) The MOU formally declared the commitment of agencies to collaborate in the planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation of the MindaNOW: Nurturing Our Waters Program. The MindaNOW Program is a concrete response of

MinDA to calls for ensuring sustainable economic development and ecological integrity of Mindanao. It also seeks to fulfill the vision of sustainable development under the Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework Plan.

MinDA Chairperson Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino sees the MOU as significant in coordination work that cuts across geo-political boundaries. “This will ensure a continuing coordination across sectors and across river basin units. We will have to organize our coordination flow in a way that can provide focus on each unique requirement of every basin while ensuring convergence across watershed units,” she

said. The MindaNOW Program aims to enhance the policy environment for harmonized policies, plans, programs, and structures; facilitate the integration of plans and programs; and harmonize approaches and processes to rationalize resources, programs, projects, and mechanisms for the development and management of river basins and watersheds in Mindanao. Meanwhile, Mr. Lory Tan,

Chief Executive Officer and Director of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Philippines lauded the firming of Mindanao collaboration. “For the longest time, too many people have looked at environmental concerns in a “stand-alone” manner. This thinking is outdated. Current thinking looks at the physical environment, and the ecological services that come from it, in a cross cutting manner,” he said. “The opportunity is to

establish climate smart, economic convergence at mesoscale. If natural ecosystems are used as development anchors, this strategy will probably involve multi-regional zones defined by economic consonance,” he added. T he M i nd a nao -w ide mechanism will be coordinated by MinDA and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), being the lead agency responsible for the AGENCIES/PAGE 7

Low income gov’t workers to avail scholarship program GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara is inviting low-income government workers to nominate their children to the enhanced college scholarship program of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) where 200 slots are available for school year 2012-2013. The deadline for filing of application is on June 30. “As part of celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, the current Board of Trustees revised the scholarship program to ensure that our low-income members will be given the opportunity to send their children to colleges and universities that provide quality education,” Vergara said. The GSIS will accept scholarship nominees from members with a salary grade of 24 or below, or its equivalent from May 15 to June 30,

2012. The nominee of parents with the lowest salary grades will be given priority in the scholarship grant. The scholar of the program will be entitled to the actual cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P20,000 and a monthly stipend of P2,000. The scholar may also take a four- or five-year course but must meet the scholastic requirements set by the school for student retention under the program. Nominees to the program should be freshmen who have been accepted to the following schools: Adamson University; Adventist University of the Philippines; Angeles University Foundation; Assumption College; Ateneo de Davao University; Ateneo de Manila University; Ateneo de Naga University; Ateneo de Zamboanga University; Baliuag University; Bataan

Peninsula State University; Batangas State University; Benguet State College; Bicol University; Bukidnon State University; Bulacan State University; Cagayan State University; Camarines Sur State Agricultural College; Capiz State University; Catanduanes State College; Cav ite State Universit y; Cebu Doctors’ University; Cebu Institute of Technology; Cebu Normal University; Cebu State College of Science and Technology; Central Luzon State University; Central Mindanao University; Central Philippines University; Centro Escolar University; Centro Escolar University-Malolos; Colegio de Dagupan; Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology; De La Salle University; De La Salle University-Dasmariñas; Don Mariano Marcos Memorial INCOME/PAGE 7

Tribal women run a coop NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley -- The Indigenous women of Compostela Valley were able to strengthen and intensify its organization and were able to register their cooperative with the hope of availing benefits for its economic growth and development. Through the help of Provincial Governor Arturo Uy and other non-government orga-

nizations like FREEDOM and Abante Katutubo Inc., Comval’s indigenous women now are equally competent of running a business for livelihood. During the gathering of tribal women leaders at the capitol last May 30, 2012, IP Representative SP Member Augusto Blanco Jr. together with FREEDOM Executive Director Antonio Peralta and

ABANTE KATUTUBO Executive Director Leandro Piano and its Consultant Hermenegildo Dumlao gladly gave the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Registration Certificate for PTWC. The CDA Certificate of Registration was received by IP women leaders through its Provincial Federation President Bai Elfa Digaynon. PTWC can now engage in business for their economic growth. They can now avail of assistance from the province and other government grants under the Philippine Cooperative Code. They can also enjoy the benefits of the recently released joint Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and CDA rules which provides tax exemptions. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan through SP Resolution No. 442-2011 already confirmed the “Panagsandug ng Kabubayan Sang Probinsya ng Compstela Valley” acknowledging the existence of IP Women as active partner for community growth and development. As a starter, the Women Development Program of the province will sponsor a beauty care training (manicure, pedicure, haircut) for all IP Women Organizations to start early next month. This aims to provide alternative livelihood that will combat poverty.


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EBU Pacific has lost its bid to snatch Ph i l ippi ne A i r lines’ flight entitlements to the Middle East. “We denied the request because these entitlements were awarded to PAL ,” said Carmelo Arcilla, Civil Aeronautics Board executive said. Cebu Pacif ic earlier petitioned CAB to recall seven of PAL’s 14 f light ent it lements to United Arab Emirates as well as some entitlements to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the f lag carrier had stopped its direct f lights to those areas. Maria Elben Moro, CAB

legal head, said the board decided otherwise because PAL was still using its entit lements through a code-sharing arrangement with other carriers. “It’s not as if PAL is not actually using the entitlements. They are, albeit via a code share arrangement which involves a contract between two private entities,” she said. PAL f lies to Dubai and Abu Dhabi 14 times a week, to Bahrain eight times a week, and to Doha seven times a week. The airline however halted direct f lights to UAE in 1998, and its Riyadh f lights in March last year.

Cebu Pacif ic earlier sa id it pla ns to mou nt long-haul f lights, initially to the Middle East, by the third quarter of next year. The Gokongwei-owned low-cost ca rrier wa nts to tap destinations with heavy concentrations of overseas Filipinos. Besides t he Midd le East, Cebu Pacific is eyeing Australia, parts of Europe and the US. The airline had asked CAB to allow f lights to Oman from Manila and Clark. Ceb Pacific will lease up to eight Airbus A330300 aircraft to serve these new markets.

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Banking 4 Landbank loans to priority sectors up 10% in Q1 June 15-17, 2012

STATE-RUN Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) said loans to its priority sectors grew by nearly a tenth in the first quarter as it continued to reach out to more clients in the countryside, its top official said. In a statement yesterday, the bank said loans to the agriculture sector rose by 9.89% to P176.7 billion in the first quarter from P160.8 billion in the same period last year. The bank’s loans to priority sectors account for 73%

of its total lending portfolio during the first three months of the year, which totaled P242.2 billion. “Landbank continues to reach out to more key players [that] will help spur countryside development. This signifies our commitment to improve the economic conditions of our countrymen in the rural areas,” Landbank President and Chief Executive Officer Gilda E. Pico was quoted as saying in the statement. Landbank’s priority sec-

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.162-07-2012 Upon the Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act. 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1st Valley Bank Inc., Baroy, Lanao del Norte against ANILYN PAKIT, Poblacion, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of May 14, 2011 amounting to TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php 200,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 7th day of August 2012 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-26,645 “A parcel of cocoland situated at Tangueguiron, Tubod, Lanao del Norte containing an area of THIRTY SIX THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY EIGHT (36,778) SQM more or less including all the improvements found thereon more particularly described and bounded as follows: Lot No. 127-B Csd-12-004943 Bounded on the NE., along line 5-1 by Lot 122 Gss-372; on the SE., along line 1-2 by Lot 127-A Csd-12-004552 on the SW., along line 2-3 by Guillermo Jumalon and on the NW., along line 3-4 by 130, Gss-372 and along line 4-5, by Lot 126, Css-372 All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this June 7, 2012. For the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff

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tors are classified into three: • “ma ndated sector,” which include farmers, fisherfolk and their cooperatives; • “support for agriculture and fisheries,” which include agribusiness, aqua-business and agri-aqua related projects of local government units (LGUs) and governmentowned and-controlled corporations (GOCCs); and • “support for national government priority programs,” which covers micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), transportation, housing, education, health care, renewable energy, tourism and environmentrelated projects. Around P61.12 billion went to loans for agri-aquarelated projects of LGUs and GOCCs. Loans for agri-aqua-related projects of small farmers and fisherfolk totaled P26.32 billion and loans to MSMEs amounted to P25.19 billion. Loans to farmers and fisherfolk without the agriaqua related projects rose by 17.74% to P7.3 billion in the first quarter.

Landbank said the loans were disbursed t hrough 535 farmers’ and f isherfol k ’s cooperat ives a nd 178 countryside financial institutions. Total loans released by the bank to the agriculture sector covered more than 134,000 small farmers and fisherfolk nationwide. Landbank profits were around 11% higher year-onyear at P3.1 billion in the first quarter.

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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF No. 164-07-2012

Upon the Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1st Valley Bank Inc. Baroy, Lanao del Norte against CRESENCIA R. CABIGAS, kapatagan, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of September 13, 2012 amounting to NINETY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (Php 95,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 7th day of August 2012 at 10:00 A.M or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit;

Upon the Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1st Valley Bank Inc., Baroy, Lanao del Norte against WENEFREDA PANCIPANCI, Magpatao, Lala, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of June 04, 2011 amounting to TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php 200,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 7th day of August 2012 at 10:00 A.M or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-529 “A parcel of residential lot situated at Poblacion, Municipality of Kapatagan Province of Lanao del Norte Island of Mindanao, with an area of THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN (377) SQUARE METERS more or less, including all the improvements found thereon such as: 3 mango trees, Banana, res house & etc., more particularly described and bounded as follows: Lot No. 1738-B, Csd-10-016623-D Bounded on the SE., along line 1-2 by Lot 1737, Pls-35, and on the SW., along line 2-3 by Lot 1739, Pls-35, and on the NW., along line 3-4 by Lot 1738-A, Csd-10-016625-D, and on the NE, along line 4-1 by Road. “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this June 7, 2012.

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-5631 “ A parcel of Agricultural land known as Lot No. 346-D, Csd10-000187, situated in Magpatao, Municipality of Lala, Lanao del Norte, Island of Mindanao, Philippines. Containing a total area of Ten Thousand Two (10,002) Square meters, more or less including all improvements found thereof such as coconuts, mango, banana and particularly bounded as follows. Lot No. 346-D-Csd-10-000187 Bounded on the North., along line 1-2, by Lot 346-1, Csd-1000187: on the East, along line 2-3 by Lot 346-E, Csd-10-000187; on the south, along line 3-4 by Lot 352, Pls-13 and on the West, along line 4-1 by Lot 346-C, Csd-10-000187. “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this June 7, 2012.

For the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff

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Security Bank President and CEO Alberto Villarosa (2nd from left) receives the Silver Award during the 9th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ (ICD) for its 2011 Corporate Governance (CG) Scorecard. Joining him are (from left) ICD Chairman Jesus Estanislao, SEC Chairperson Hon. Teresita Herbosa, and PSE President and CEO Hans Sicat.

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Security Bank gets award for Corporate Governance SECURITY Bank Corporation (PSE:SECB) was recognized as one of the Top-scoring Publicly-Listed Companies (PLCs) by the Institute of Corporate Directors’ (ICD) with the Silver Award during the ICD’s 9th Annual Dinner held recently. The Corporate Governance Scorecard is exercised yearly by the ICD in continuing its advocacy to promote good corporate governance practices beyond compliance. The CG Scorecard is derived from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Principles on Corporate Governance. Questions are developed based from these principles. These questions contextualize best practices according to circulars, rules, regulations, and codes issued by the Philippine regulators, specifically the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Corporations were judged in terms of shareholder rights, equitable treatment of shareholders, role of stakeholders, disclosure and transparency, and board responsibilities. “It is our honor to be recognized among the country’s top organizations committed to the principles of responsible

governance as we continue to uphold the best practices of transparency, accountability, and integrity. We attribute this achievement to our strong desire to sustain the long-term interest of our stakeholders,” said Alberto Villarosa, President and CEO of Security Bank. The 2011 Corporate Governance Scorecard is a joint project of the ICD and the Center for Internat iona l Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, D.C. Securit y Bank continues to elicit strong investor confidence as one of the best performing banks in the country, consistently reporting the highest return on equity (ROE) in the banking industry for the past consecutive years. The bank reported strong first quarter performance for 2012, with a 20% increase in its lending business, which went up to PhP99 billion, year-onyear, ref lecting its focus on driving growth through core businesses. The bank also registered a healthy increase of 12% in total operating income of P2.3 billion from the same period in 2011, and a net income of P1.1 billion resulting to an ROE of 14% for the first three months of the year.

Philippine Veterans Bank, a medium-sized private commercial bank owned by World War II veterans and their heirs, recently inaugurated its new VeteranTeller ATM located within the premises of the Butuan City Hall. With the new ATM, employees will have quicker access to cash especially when their VeteranTeller All-in-One ATM/ID Card become available for use next month. Veterans Bank officers and officials from the City Government of Butuan were on hand during the simple inauguration ceremonies including (L-R), Acting City Treasurer Arthur Castro, City Councilor Dr. Virgilio Nery, Veterans Bank AVP and Mindanao Area Head Marie Jean Carranceja, Veterans Bank – Butuan Branch Manager Sarah Jane Silor, City Administrator Mrs. Leah Mendoza, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Veterans Bank Director Percianita Racho, Assistant City Treasurer Ma. Luz Bringas, and Butuan City Vice-Mayor Atty. Lawrence Fortun. A second VeteranTeller ATM was also installed in city, located at the Butuan Medical Center.


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Opinion THINK a minute… Mr. Fiorello LeGuard ia was t he mayor of New York City during the difficult years of the Depression and World War II. The people of New York loved and respected him. Mayor LaGuardia was a big-hearted, colorful character. He sometimes rode on the fire trucks in the big city, and took the children from the orphanage to a professiona l baseba l l ga me. W hen t he newspapers went on strike, he would read the Sunday comics on the radio to the kids.

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AFTER the success of its initial offering last March 30-April 1st, Cagayan de Oro’s first International Motor Show is back in “HOTCARZ Reloaded.” “eFF-Elmer Francisco Foundation is once again partnering with SM City Cagayan de Oro, Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (The Oro Chamber), MyShelter Foundation, Luxe 1111 Boutique and Route 11 for ‘HOTCARZ Reloaded’ (The 2nd Cagayan de Oro International Motor S how) on Ju ne 15-17, 2012 at SM CityCDO & Pueblo Grounds,” said Elmer Francisco, the show’s organizer. The 2nd Cagayan de Oro Internationa l Motor Show will feature the showcase exhibit and activities which made its maiden offering so memorable: an exhibit of dressed up show cars and bikes vying for awards in various classes; aftermarket automotive OEM, spare pa r t s , accessor ies a nd consumables not usually

found ‘off the shelf ’ in the city and aftermarket services and others. Of course, the popular Miss HOTCARZ Reloaded and Bike Stunts and Drifting Demos will come back for an encore, along with the Sounds Competition in cooperation with EMMA (European Mobile Media Association). “ T h is event ag g ressively gives a turbo boost to the automotive industry not only in Cagayan de Oro City but in the whole of M i nd a nao a s ma ny car and bike enthusiasts from as far as Pagadian Cit y, Davao Cit y, General Santos City, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur travel led for many hours by land to actively participate in this 3-day event last March 30 to April 1,” Mr. Francisco noted. “Keep your automotive related businesses in the loop with the people that matter. This is your opportunity to be a part of this new automotive phenomenon by becoming one of our Co-presenters, Sponsors, Participants, Models or Visitors.”

MIKE BAÑOS This non-profit fundraiser benefits the entrepreneurship/liveli hood and environment/climate change mitigation projects of ElmerFrancisco. org especially the Isang Lit rong Liwa nag Project in cooperation with MyShelter Foundation of Illac Diaz. Mr. Francisco thanked the Co-presenters, Sponsors, Media Partners, Participants, Models and Visitors that made HOTCARZ officially the biggest, the most organized and the most prestigious motoring event in Northern Mindanao with over 100 award class car/bike entries and over 2,000 registered attendees.

One very cold night in January, 1935, Mayor LaGuardia went to the night court in the poorest area of New York City. He sent the judge home early that evening and LaGuardia himself took over as judge. T h at n ig ht a n old woman was brought to him. She was charged with the crime of stealing a loaf of bread. The woman told LaGuardia that her 2 grandchildren were starving and she had no money to pay for the bread, so she stole it. But the shopkeeper whose bread was stolen would

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not drop the charge. He said: “Your Honor, she must be punished to teach the other people here a lesson. Otherwise they’ll think stealing is OK.” Mayor LaGua rd ia turned to the old woman and said, “I know you did it for your grandchildren, but you ca nnot brea k the law and steal. Your punishment is $10.” As Mayor LaGuardia was telling the woman her penalty he reached into his pocket and said to her, “I’m paying your fine, because I know you can’t pay it. You’re now free to go.”

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SIX months from now when year 2012 will complete its full calendar throttle, more executives will be disappointed by the things they were not able to do than by the things they have done. The things that we do in our life in one year are like a regular ship schedule that one must throw off the bowline and sail away from safe harbor. Travel is one option a person or a family has to do either for a vacation or just gathering siblings together for the parent’s anniversary or a wedding of a friend or a relative. Most travels are women initiated. A woman makes effective decisions for travel planning, organizing meetings and event. Women are the best segment in the marketing process considered as target market. Women travelers and event planners inf luence

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trends as they love to frequent hotels, Spa’s, restaurants and shops with their discretionary expense behaviors. Women’s income in the Asia Pacific region of 13.5% per capita percents has increased since 2010 compared to men who stood at 12.1%. There are more females in the world with growing income except in the Latin American nations. Women’s status in many countries is altering with the historical roles of women, changing as their buying power grows with their perceived roles expand beyond caregiver and housewives. More women are taking control in the European banking sector. In Germany, Argentina and Australia women are elected or chosen as top leaders. In the Philippines, the pharmaceuticals, BPO’s, advertising, politics and government are starting

Unmet need for family planning persists RATE of unmet need for family planning remains high in the Philippines according to the results of the 2011 Family Health Survey conducted by the National Statistics Office. NSO Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta revealed that unmet need for family planning (FP) among married women in the Philippines remains high at 19.3 percent, 10.5 percent for birth spacing and 8.8 percent for limiting births. In the 2006 Family Planning Survey, unmet need for FP was 15.7 percent, 8.4 percent for spacing and 7.3 percent for limiting. Similarly, Northern Mindanao region’s total unmet need for family planning was also high at 17.8 percent, 9.6 percent for birt h spacing and 8.2 percent for limiting births compared to the results of the 2006 Family Planning Survey with a total unmet need of 14.2 percent, 7.8 percent for birth spacing and 6.4 percent for limiting. Among regions, currently mar-

ried women in ARMM have the highest unmet need for family planning (35.8 percent), specifically for birth spacing (28.2 percent). Women with “unmet need for family planning” are women of reproductive age who prefer to avoid or postpone childbearing, but are not using any method of contraception. W hen t his concept w a s f i r s t d e velop e d , addressing unmet need has become the basis for many family planning and population programs around the world. Most women today choose not to use contraception because they are concerned about the health risks and side effects of various methods, or they find contraception too inconvenient to use. This suggests that, although programs have been successful in educating women about their family planning options, a number of both perceived and real risks associated with some forms

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of contraception continue to prevent using family planning method. Moreover, Administrator Ericta also cited that the total unmet need for FP in the countr y is substantially greater among women considered poor (25.8 percent) compared to non-poor women (16.6 percent). In particular, 13.1 percent of poor women as compared to 9.4 percent of non-poor women have unmet need for spacing, and 12.6 percent of poor AVES/PAGE 10


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government’s environment and natural resources programs. Under the MindaNOW program, MinDA will coordinate the implementation of MindaNOW projects and activities in collaboration with the technica l units of partner agencies to effectively coordinate project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The participating agencies will also provide technical service support to the river basin management units which, in turn, will coordinate the various local resource councils and local government unit alliances for the sustainable management of their respective watersheds. Signatories to the MOU were Sec. Antonino, Sec. Mary Ann Lucille Sering of Climate Change Commission, Sec. Prospero Alcala of the Department of Agriculture, Usec. Demetrio Ignacio of DENR, Usec. Benito Ramos of the Office of Civil Defense, Asec. Dimas Suguilon of Public Works and Highways, Dir. Anthony Sales of the Department of Science and Technology, Asec. Abdullah Salic of DOST-ARMM, Dir. Art Boncato of the Department of Tourism, Dir. Ma. Lourdes Lim of the National Economic Development Authority, Commissioner Santos Unsad of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Dir. Francisco Jose of the Interior and Local Government, and Asst. Dir. Fe delos Reyes of the Department of Education. The MOU signing was one of the highlights of the MinDA-led two-day summit dubbed as the Mindanao Economy and Environment Summit held earlier this week at Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City. The summit carried the theme, Building Constituency, Managing River Basins: Achieving Green Economy. It concluded with the presentation of the workshop outputs of various river basin-based groups, sharing best practices and citing steps and suggestions for way forward in addressing issues within their respective river basin units across Mindanao. The summit also coincided with the celebration of the World Environment Day. (MinDA)

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State University; Eastern Sa ma r State Universit y; Eastern Visayas State University; Far Eastern University; Filamer Christian College; Holy Angel University; Holy Name University; Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry; Isabela State University; Jose Rizal University; Kalinga Apayao State College; Leyte Normal University; Leyte State University; Liceo de Cagayan University; Lyceum Northwestern University;

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas; Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation; Mapua Institute of Technolog y; Mariano Marcos State University; Mindanao Polytechnic State College; Mindanao State University; Miriam College Foundation; Mt. Province State Polytechnic College; Naval Institute of Technology; Negros Oriental State Universit y; Notre Dame of Dadiangas University; Not re Da me of Ma rbel Universit y; Notre Dame Universit y; Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technolog y; Nueva Vizcaya State University; Our Lady of Fatima University; Palawan State University; Palompon Institute of Technology; Pampanga Agricultural College; Pangasinan State University; Partido State University; Philippine Normal University; Polytechnic State College of Antique; Poly technic University of the Philippines; Ramon Magsaysay Technological University; Rizal Technological University; Saint Louis University; Sa mar State Universit y; Si l lima n Universit y; St. Joseph’s College of Q.C.; St. Mary’s University; St. Michael’s College of Laguna; St. Paul University of the Philippines; St. Paul University-Dumaguete; St. Paul Universit y-Manila; Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College; T. Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology; Tarlac College of Agriculture; Ta rlac State Universit y; Technological Institute of the Philippines-Q.C.; Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila; Technological University of the Philippines; The Philippine Women’s University; Trinity University of Asia; University of Baguio; University of Batangas; University of Cordilleras; University of Eastern Philippines; University of Luzon; University of Mindanao; University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; University of Northern Philippines; University of Per pet ua l Help System; University of Regina Carmeli; University of Rizal System; University of San Carlos; University of San Jose-Recoletos; University of South Eastern Philippines; University of Southern Mindanao; University of St. La Salle; University of St. Louis; Universit y of Sto. Tomas; University of the East; University of the Philippines; University of the Visayas; Wesleyan University of the Philippines; West Mindanao State University; Western Philippines University; Western Visayas College of Science and Technology; Western Visayas State University; and Xavier University. Aside from the scholarship program, the GSIS is granting its members a P4,000 educational assistance, which is payable in five years at six percent interest rate.

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It’s A Man’s World (2nd of Two Parts) HAVING discussed last week, the importance of the liver, as well as an introduction to what happens when it gets diseased, this week, let us learn a few important facts and data on the Big C that can affect the liver. Cancer of the liver can either be primary, meaning it originates from the liver cells, or, metastatic ( the cancer comes from other organs like the colon, lungs, breast to name a few ). I am limiting the discussion only to that which is considered as primarily that originating from the liver. There are different types: Hepatocellular, Cholangiocarcinoma, Angiosarcoma or Hepatoblastoma, with hepatocellular carcinoma ( HCC ) as the most commonly encountered type. HCC worldwide is number 8th among the Big C’s, and ranks 3rd in the Philippines. It is more common in men, and increases in incidence as one ages. Risk is significantly increased with chronic infections involving Hepatitis B and C viruses, alcohol consumption and intake of food and milk products that are proven to be contaminated with aflatoxins. I had a patient years back, a 35 year old female, who was such a health buff, that when she was diagnosed with HCC, the only relevant data that I gathered from her was her love for peanuts! Our country which has the rainy and dry seasons only, with humidity that is quite unlike other non tropical countries, stands to have that risk of certain fungal species, known as

Aspergillus thriving in storage places for certain food products and even milk. I am not saying that we should not eat peanuts or corn or take in milk and other dairy products. What is of importance here is the observance and practice of proper storage. It is also worth mentioning again ( sounding redundant as this was touched on last week ), that cirrhosis has high correlation in the development of the Big C. Chronic hepatitis infections as well as alcoholism ( we are not talking of social drinking here, where on occasions one takes in a glass or bottle or two of beer, or any alcoholic drinks ), but heavy, prolonged drinking, as these can cause scarring of the liver tissue which eventually leads to cirrhosis. Signs and symptoms may be very similar to that of cirrhosis: jaun-

dice, weight loss, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weakness and easy fatigability, white chalky stools. If you or any of your loved one has any of the above, it would be most wise to seek consultation. The reason why HCC has a poor prognosis is, because, it gets to be diagnosed late, with the illness already far advanced in terms of staging. Once consultation is done, work up may include blood tests, ultrasound and CT Scan. A biopsy is a MUST, which can either be done through the guidance of a CT scan or Ultrasound. Treatment? There are quite a number of options depending on one’s preference as well as the extent of the cancer: surgical removal of the affected lobe, chemotherapy, radiation, and the newer ones may include transplant, freezing of the cancer cells or the introduction of electric

current targeting the area where the cancer cells are. There are instances though when treatment may only be palliative in nature, that is, to relieve the patient of the symptoms to create a more comfortable situation for him. We each have been given and empowered to choose a lifestyle that can either make or break us. What we do with our bodies will haunt us and it doesn’t end with US but will likewise affect our families.... this is one Big C that is highly preventable, and which we can truly do something about....

Republic of the Philippines City of Cagayan de Oro OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR N O T I C E Notice is hereby given that the application of CAGAYAN DE MISAMIS DEVELOPMENT, INC., (McDonald’s – Xavier) of Corrales Avenue corner T. Chaves Streets, Cagayan de Oro City for registration under the City Ordinance No. 8267-2001, otherwise known as the Cagayan de Oro Investment Incentives of 2002 as a Fastfood Services has been approved on December 13, 2011 per Resolution No. 06-2011 passed by the Investment Evaluation Committee and is currently being processed. Any person with valid objections or pertinent comments of the above-mentioned application may file his/her objection in writing and under oath, with the Office of the City Mayor within one week from date of publication. Let this notice be published at the expense of the applicant.

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

This is to inform the public that PAUL VIBEN T. QUILALA whose picture appears above is no longer connected with Toyota Cagayan de Oro, Inc. at Km. 3 National Highway, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. Any transaction entered by this person on behalf of TOYOTA CAGAYAN DE ORO, INC. will not be honored.


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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano and Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Victor A. Felix salute the national flag on Tuesday morning at Divisoria for the 114th Philippine Independence Day celebration in the city. The affair was also graced by other top government officials including Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas and Philippine National Police Region 10 director Chief Supt. Jufel Adriatico. PHOTO BY GERRY L . GORI

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 10 urged jobseekers to register at www. phil-job.net, the official job portal of the government. Assistant Regional Director Crispin D. Dannug, Jr. advised applicants to open an account with PhilJobNet and browse through the available vacancies to match their skills. According to him, em-

ployers can also view the profile of applicants who match the requirements of the vacancy they posted in the website. An applicant, who successf ully obtained a job match, will receive a noti-

fication via electronic mail or SMS, he said. In the meantime, Dannug encouraged jobseekers to join the job fair on June 14-15 at the City Hall grounds. He also advised those already registered with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in the city to attend the Job Fair early and get the job they are wishing for.

The two-day Mega Job Fair was organized by the city government of Cagayan de Oro as part of its commemoration of the 114th Independence Day and 62nd Charter Day celebration of the city. The DOLE Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental West Office, on the other hand, is extending technical support to the conduct of the City job fair.

Health center opens in Calaanan relocation site By ELAINE O. RATUNIL Contributor

BESIDES providing decent homes, addressing the health needs of new residents in the various relocation sites in the city is of utmost importance. This was the message

of Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano after he led the opening of the newly built health center in the Calaanan Relocation Site. The health center was made possible by the joint efforts of the city government, the Philippine

PANEDOTTE PASTRIES

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

Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Employees Union, and the Mater et Puer Foundation, Incorporated, a civic group of progressive women of Davao City. “Sa ngalan sa kagamhanan sa dakbayan, mapasalamaton ako’g dako niining dalaygon nga proyekto.

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Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Bambi Emano leads the ceremonial toss at the start of the championship match between Barangay Lapasan and Barangay Iponan of the 1st Dongkoy Emano Cup. With them are Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas and Councilor Alden Bacal. Lapasan won the championship crown and went home with the top prize of P30,000. PHOTO BY GERRY L . GORIT

DOLE-10 urges jobseekers to register at Phil-JobNet By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN, Contributor

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Dako kining tabang diha sa pag-amuma sa kahimtang sa panglawas sa atong mga kaigsoonan (In behalf of the city government, I’m deeply grateful to this notable project. This is a big help in addressing the health needs of the residents),” the mayor said.

CdeO all set for June celebrations THE city has commemorated the 114th Independence Day on June 12, but is also set for today’s (June 15) 62nd Charter Day celebration of Cagayan de Oro, and the 151st birth anniversary of Gat Jose Rizal on June 19. Councilor Adrian Barba, chair of the committee created by Mayor Vicente Emano to make preparations for the historic celebrations, said several activities will highlight commemorative rites for the important celebrations. Flag-raising rites and fitting programs will take place at the Kiosko Kagawasan today and on June 19 to be led by Mayor Vicente Emano, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, and city councilors. June 12 has been highlighted by the launching of the 3D Art Museum at the Community Ampitheater. The Kagay-anons also en-

joyed a Night with Abi (Fiesta sa Nayon) at the Golden Friendship Park. Last Wednesday, the Department of Education held a Cultural Night at the Kiosko Kagawasan, and starting yesterday (June 14), the twoday Mega Job Fair 2012 at the City Tourism Hall. A civic-military parade composed of city hall officials and employees, barangay officials who will be on their baro’t saya, and the Drum and Bugle Corps of private and public schools, with the participation of boy and girl scouts of the Philippines, will highlight the city’s Charter Day celebration. Tonight, the public can watch and enjoy a concert at the park at the Kiosko Kagawasan. Continuation of the city’s sportsfest takes place on June 18 at the City Hall quadrangle. This day will also mark the opening rites of JUNE/PAGE 10


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Moreno underscores good governance to better economic performance By JORIE C. VALCORZA

RECOGNIZING CORPORATE PARTNERS IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT Mayor Juliet Uy (4th from left) of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental led local officials in presenting a Special Award of Recognition to energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc for its valuable contribution to the socioeconomic development of Villanueva. Steag was cited for helping boost the local economy not only through its business activities but also for its numerous community-based social development and environmental protection programs. The award was received by Steag Plant Manager Dr. Carsten Evers during the opening ceremony of the June 11-16 weeklong celebration of the Villanueva 50th Charter Day.

MisOr wins in geographic info competition By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

THE geographic information systems (GIS) team of the Misamis Oriental provincial government won in a competition among local government units under the Austra lian-assisted Ph i l ippi ne P rov i nc i a l Roads Facility. Cha issa D. Saju lga , acting provincial planning and development officer, said the provincial team was awarded the best in GIS application among participating local government units in Pasig City last May 25. The team was selected “in recognition of its outstanding presentation of its (GIS) application dem-

onstrated by its creative, effective and innovative use of GIS tools and methods into developing GISbased technology systems and services for sustainable resource allocation and socio-economic development in the province.” Ms. Sajulga said the provincial planning office’s “Heavy Equipment Locator Map” application which was developed in consultation wit h Gov. Oscar S. Moreno and provincial engineer Roland Pacuribot can pinpoint the current locations of all the Provincial Engineer’s Office’s heavy equipment. “Ours was the only GIS application among the participating... teams which

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental IN RE: PETITION FOR JUDICIAL SP. PROC. NO. 2012-1087 RECOGNITION/CONFIRMATION OF FOREIGN JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE AND CANCELLATION OF ENTRY IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY,

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION SPL. PROC. NO. 460 FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN THE FOR: Change of Name OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GUINSILIBAN, CAMIGUIN, SARAH FERGUZON LADICA RANARA, Petitioner, x------------------------------------------------------ / ORDER

CHERYL LUNTAYAO COLEY, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MARIKINA CITY, Respondent. x------------------------------------------ / ORDER Finding the herein verified petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course and forthwith let the initial hearing thereof be set on June 28, 2012, at 8:30 in the morning before this Court at Regional Trial Court, Branch 44, Initao, Misamis Oriental. Interested persons may file their opposition on or before the aforesaid date of hearing and to attend the hearing of this petition. At the expense of the petitioner, let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation. Let copy of this Order and Petition be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor for their appearance in this petition. SO ORDERED. Done this 16th day of May 2012 at Initao, Misamis Oriental.

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had an updating capability which also makes it useful for disaster management decision making and increased transparency to the general public since they now have an online source of verifiable data they can reference,” she added. The GIS map of Misamis Oriental can be accessed i n t he i nter net through the URL: www. misamisoriental.gov.ph by clicking on “GIS Interactive Map” on the menu. The map shows the location of the provinces road, bridges and ports; tourism sites; school buildings, r ivers a nd creek s, a nd geo-hazard maps, among others.

CITING the country’s recent economic gains, Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno urged government workers to adhere to the principles of good governance and build on what on our forefathers have started. In his speech during the Independence Day rites, Moreno said the Philippine economic performance has continued to impress many economist worldwide as it continues to hit impressive gross domestic product growth rates. He further noted that by the second half of this year, our country will get another upgrade or recognition from the international community. “These gains will mean higher credibility rating for the country, lighter debt burden, more jobs and opportunities for the Filipino people,” he said. With this, Moreno pointed out the need to maximize the province strategic advantage t hrough attractive and investor friendly governance. “We need not only invite new industry players but also work on retaining the old ones. We are part of a bigger competitive world and we need everybody’s (especially the local officials) cooperation for a more investor attractive province,” he added. “Let us continue building what our great forefathers have started, and let the seed

ARTHUR L. ABUNDIENTE Acting Presiding Judge

Petitioner, thru counsel avers that she is a Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of Benoni, Mahinog, Camiguin; that she was born on March 18, 1992 at North Poblacion, Guinsiliban, Camiguin to her parents who were not legally married Atty. Rudy A. Tabalba and Cecilia Ladica Ranara; the fact of her birth was duly reported to the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Guinsiliban, Camiguin and her birth record reflected her name as Sarah Ferguzon Ladica Ranara instead of Sarah Ferguzon Ranara Tabalba, her true and correct name as shown in her Oath of Office as SK Kagawad and Elementary Diploma; and that to avoid the public from being misled and confused and to forestall if not prevent the clouds of doubt as to the identity of the petitioner, this petition is filed. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on November 9, 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 Mambajao, Camiguin; 3. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Guinsiliban, 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 at Mambajao, Camiguin, this 16th day of May 2012.

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of inspiration that they have planted sprout from today and to the future genera-

tions to come, that it may bring good name to Misamis Oriental,” Moreno stated.

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.112 Owner’s Duplicate Copy of Original Certificates Of Title No. P- 10889 of the Office of the Registry Of Deeds of Camiguin, MARINA B. SILAGAN, -versus-

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ATTY. ALMA CONCEPCION M. PARREÑO, In her capacity as Ex-officio Register of Deeds Of Camiguin, Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Petitioner, Marina B. Silagan, of legal age, Filipino, widow and resident of Kuguita, Mambajao, Camiguin, thru counsel, states that she is the donee of a parcel of land, situated in the Barrio of Tagdo, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, duly registered in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Camiguin under Original Certificate of Title No. P-10889 with an area of 1,991 square meters. That the owner’s duplicate copy of the OCT of the aforesaid parcel of land was lost and despite earnest effort to locate it, the same was of no avail. 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 was not delivered to any person or entity to secure payment or performance of any obligation whatsoever and there exist no deed or instrument affecting the said land which had been presented for or pending registration in the Register of Deeds. There is no co-owner’s, mortgagee, and lessee duplicate of the aforesaid title issued before it’s lost. 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. P-10889 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 9, 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, Mambajao, Camiguin; 2.) Bulletin Board – Municipal Hall, Mambajao, 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 interests 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 to substantiate the same. SO ORDERED. Done at Mambajao, Camiguin, this 17th day of May 2012.

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Rufus seeks investigation on P1.1-B PNP gun license deal THE House committee on public order and safety was asked yesterday to look into the P1.1-billion gun license contract awarded by the Philippine National Police (PNP) without public bidding. In March 2010, then PNP chief Jesus Verzosa and director for logistics Luizo Ticman awarded the 15-year contract to Nanjing Industrial Tools and Equipment Co., represented by its president, Romeo Macapinlac. I n Re s olut ion 2 4 59, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said the transaction violated the law on government procurement since it was done without benefit of public bidding. “Such a huge project should have been undertaken

through public bidding,” he said. Rodriguez said he could not understand why the PNP under Verzosa and under new PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome allowed the payment of the P150 firearm license fee directly to the contractor and not to Landbank, where the PNP deposits its collections. He added that the PNP is committing another illegality by allowing such direct payment. Rodriguez also said that

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the PNP could earn a lot of money for the treasury if it is the one producing the firearm license card instead of contracting a private company to do it.

He said there are millions of gun licensees, security guards and holders of permits to carry their firearm outside residence (PTCFOR) who pay for license and permit to carry cards. He noted that in the past, the fee for the card was part of gun license fees, which a license holder paid to Landbank cashiers at the ground floor of the PNP Firearms and Explosives Division in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Like Rodriguez, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has also expressed doubts on the legality of the PNP-Nanjing deal. Robredo has reportedly ordered Bartolome to explain why the contract should not be scuttled. The transaction has also been questioned in the Senate by Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who was PNP chief during the Estrada administration. Rodriguez also suggested that the PNP should consider mailing gun licenses instead

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women as compared to 7.2 percent of non-poor women have unmet need for limiting. Poorer women a re more likely to have an unmet need than richer women and this effect is attenuated when education is included in the analysis. Based on the 2011 FHS results, unmet need decreases with increasing education; it is highest for currently married women with no education at all (29.2 percent) and lowest for those

of firearms holders going to Camp Crame or PNP regional offices to renew their licenses. “Once the licensees receive their license cards, all they have to do is go to the nearest Landbank branch and pay the fees,” he said. He said this system avoids so much inconvenience on the part of millions of firearms licensees. Lapses Bartolome admitted that there were lapses in the P1billion license card deal for over a 15-year period. He said he is expecting today a copy of the final report of the technical working group (TWG) on the alleged questionable deal with Nanjing, which will be submitted to Robredo on June 15. “There might have been lapses in the administrative procedures. But we have found some possible immediate remedy on this. What is important is that we can complete the result of the TWG,” Bartolome said. Records showed t hat as per DILG legal office’s computation, Nanjing has been printing an average of 21,818 cards per month for the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Division (FED) and 20,245 cards per month for the PNP’s Supervisory Office for Security Agencies. This means that over a period of 15 years, at a cost of P150 for each card, the contract is worth a staggering P1.1357 billion. Bartolome welcomed the investigation to be conducted by the House of Representa-

with college or higher education (17.6 percent). Among women who had attained high school or higher level of education, unmet need for spacing births is higher than for limiting births. Family planning has w idespread posit ive impacts for population health and well-being; contraceptive use not on ly decrea ses u n i ntended pregna ncies and reduces infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, but it is critical to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

tives on the license card deal. “As far as the P1-billion license fee is concerned, we welcome this development so that we can properly put to a close this issue,” the PNP chief said, adding he learned that Rep. Rodriguez is initiating an investigation to be conducted by the committee on public order and safety. Earlier, Robredo issued a March 30 deadline to investigate the questionable deal. Bartolome said the PNP was able to comply to the deadline where he mentioned three options. However, he could not recall the options but promised to submit their final report to the DILG chief on June 15. According to Bartolome, after the submission of the report last March 30, Robredo met him, Civil Security Group (CSG) director Chief Superintendent Gil Meneses, Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agency (SOSIA) head Chief Superintendent Tomas Rentoy and FED chief Senior Superintendent Raul Petrasanta last April 11. A lt hough t here were lapses, the PNP chief said the deal with Nanjing might not be canceled. Helicopter mess Meanwhile, Bartolome said the 12 active police personnel who were linked to the helicopter procurement mess might be removed from the police service as ordered by the Office of the Ombudsman. Bartolome said even a temporary restraining order (TRO) cannot stop the Ombudsman’s order to dismiss the 12 policemen, including two police generals. “According to the Ombudsman resolution, a TRO for this nature cannot stay (the dismissal),” he said. The policemen were involved in the procurement of three helicopters previously owned by former first gentleman Mike Arroyo, which were passed off as brand new but turned out to be previously owned and were already five years old. The PNP chief said the PNP Legal Service has received a copy of the Ombudsman’s ruling, which has been forwarded to the office of the Chief Directorial Staff.


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miere race management and organizing company will manage the competition. A state-of-the-art timing system will be used during the event which records the runners’ time and speed at various check points and the finishing line according to Kenneth Casquejo, RUNCHECK founder. Registration fees are set P500 for the 5k run, P800 for the 21k run, and P1,000 for the 42k run. The registration includes a singlet, race bib, timing chip, finisher’s shirt and finisher medal. The marathon allots a total of 1 million pesos in cash prizes, where the champion will receive 100,000 pesos each in the 42k run for the male and female categories. The marathon is brought to Cagayan de Oro City by the country’s leading manufacturer of industrial, medical gases, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – PRYCE GAS, Incorporated. The company is a strong supporter of a smoke-free environment and started promoting active and healthy lifestyles through sports, especially running. Part of the proceeds of the marathon will go to various scholarships and community outreach programs of the company. P r yc e G a s pre sident , Rafael P. Escaño said that the Pryce Gas International Marathon 2012 will entice the international community of runners and friends to come to Cagayan de Oro and see the beauty of its tourist spots and local scenery also promoting tourism and bringing in potential investors to the city. The event will take place on December 2, 2012. Interested runners may register at Pryce Plaza Hotel, all Pryce Garden offices, Pryce Gases, Inc. sales centers and autogas stations or simply register online at http://www. prycegasmarathon.com or any Kwartagram branch (nationwide).

islets, lies more than 500 mi les from t he Chinese mainland and 140 miles off the northern coast of the Philippines, well within a 200-nautical-mile “exclusive economic zone” provided for by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. But China — which claims most of the South China Sea, including portions also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan — insists that the shoal has been part of its territory since at least the 13th century and points to old maps that mark it as Chinese. For a while, it looked as if the quarrel — which began in April when a Philippine warship confronted Chinese fishermen near the shoal and stirred a surge of nationalist fury in both countries — could tip into armed conflict between Asia’s most potent military power and one of its puniest. China last year spent $129 billion on its armed forces, 58 times as much as the Philippines, according to data compiled by the Stock holm International Peace Research Institute. The f lagship of Manila’s navy, the boat that intercepted t he Chinese fishermen, is a 45-year-old hand-me-down from the U.S. Coast Guard. Manila does have one potent asset: a 1951 mutual defense treaty with Washington that the Philippines believes puts the world’s most powerful navy on its side. The United States has a policy of not taking a position on territorial disputes in the South China Sea and has been ambiguous about what it would do in the event of a conflict. President Benigno Aquino III visited the State Department and the White House on Friday to press for clarity on U.S. intentions. Trade as ‘foreign policy tool’

June 15-17, 2012 Although rich in fish on or before April 30 of the and long used as a shelter succeeding year. by Chinese and Philippine Any grantee who fails to f ishermen, Scarborough submit the annual report Shoal has no major economic to Congress shall be fined or strategic value. But it has P500 per working day of acquired great significance noncompl ia nce a nd t he for both countries as a test reportorial compliance cercase for issues of sovereignty tificate issued by Congress that will help determine who shall be required before an gets to exploit potentially application for permit or large reserves of natural gas certificate is accepted by and oil in other contested the NTC. areas of the South China The grantee shall conSea. form to the ethics of honChina and the Philip- est enterprise and not use pines have stepped back its stations/facilities for from the brink, curbing their obscene or indecent transangry rhetoric and halting mission or for disseminaa buildup of ships near the tion of deliberately false shoal, which the Chinese call information or willful misHuangyan Island and the representation, or assist in Filipinos know as Panatag a subversive or treasonable Shoal. But bananas are the act. Philippines’s second-biggest agricultural export, and for growers more than 700 miles from page 8 from the disputed area, the ABCCA- Calaanan. damage is done. Tree planting and clean“We are collateral damage,” said Stephen Antig, up activities in relocation executive director of the sites and coastal areas have Pilipino Banana Growers also been incorporated in and Exporters Association, the program. Councilor Barba is invita group based in Mindanao’s ing the public to participate Davao City, the center of the and enjoy the scheduled Philippine banana business. He estimates that as many activities and to relish the as 200,000 people in the re- importance of the celebragion will lose their livelihood tions. if China continues to curb imports. Antig had been due to visit China soon to from page 1 talk to buyers but is going to d ay due to smok i nginstead to Iran and several related diseases. In a n i nter v iew over Arab countries in search of Radio Mindanao Network substitute markets. Bangoy, the banana grow- here in Cagayan de Oro er in Panabo, has no doubt City, the Congressman exthat his China woes are connected to the Scarborough Shoal fracas. The Philippines, he noted, “has been selling bananas to China for more than 10 years without problems, so why did this suddenly happen now?”

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near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea — Bangoy has not been able to sell He is a victim of sudden Chinese restrictions on banana imports from the Philippines that China says have been imposed for health reasons but that Bangoy and other growers view as retaliation for a recent f lare-up in contested waters around Scarborough Shoal. “They just stopped buying,” Bangoy said. “It is a big disaster.” His plight points to the volatile nationalist passions that lie just beneath the placid surface of Asia’s economic boom. It also underscores how quickly quarrels rooted in the distant past can disrupt the promise of a new era of shared prosperity and peace between rising China and its neighbors. Scarborough Shoal, a cluster of coral reefs and

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plained that many of his colleagues in the Congress shared the same outlook, as they too have personally experienced the ill effects of smoking. When asked about possible ent r y of smugg led cigarettes, he admitted it is among his apprehensions and should be given more

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emphasis. House Bill 5727 or the Sin Ta x Bill has already been approved by the House of Representatives before ending its second regular session. Tobacco farmers on the other hand have expressed fears that the bill would affect their incomes.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 38 Cagayan de Oro City 2012-239 NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE File Number 2012-088 UPON EXTRA-JUDICIAL PETITION FOR SALE under Act 3135, as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, with postal address at 104 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, against Andrea G. Azuelo, resident of Lot 10, Blk. 14, Villa Trinitas Subdivision, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 31, 2012, amounts to Nine Hundred Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Eight Pesos & 53/100 (Php943,828.53), Philippine Currency, as principal, interest, charges, excluding attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff or his deputies will sell at public auction on JUNE 26, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or soon thereafter at the Office of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 38, 2nd Floor, Hall of Justice, Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following real property, with all the improvements found thereon, to wit: “TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-66913 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 10, Block 14, Psd-10-015679, being a portion of Lot 1-D-2-E-9, (LRC) Psd-96900), situated in the Barrio of Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, Island of Mindanao. Xxx; registered in the name of Andrea G. Azuelo, xxx, containing an area of One Hundred Twenty Six (126) square meters, more or less,.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title above-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, May 18, 2012. FOR THE EX-OFFICIO PROVINCIAL SHERIFF

BWM: June 1, 8 & 15, 2012

(Sgd.) REYNALDO L. SALCEDA Sheriff IV


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2G0 Express General Manager Bing Arroyo, right, shakes hands with MyTel Mobility Solutions, Inc. President Jaime Alcantara after signing an agreement. The courier company announced Monday the launch of “2G0 Express Padala Center, Magpadala at Manalo” - a promo where customers are entitled to a free brand new cell phones and gift certificates for a minimum of Php450 (accumulated) worth of transaction.

MyPhone Online Inter Fan Club Dance Championship IN what can be yet another Blockbuster Event, MyPhone will be uniting all the Fan Clubs of the Philippines and engaging them in a fun but competitive Dance Championship to be held on the 15th of June 2012 at the Main Activity Center in Market Market Taguig. According to MyPhone’s VP for

Marketing and Business Development, Richie de Quina, the event could be the Biggest gathering of Fan Clubs in the country. We are expecting more than 15 Teen Stars to attend and give their support to their Fan Clubs that will be performing their championship dance routine.

More than Php 500,000 pesos in prizes and giveaways is in store for the winner of the competition. Likewise, MyPhone shall be conducting a weekend SALE of its ANDROID Phone A818 at only Php 3,999.00! For more information please log on to www.facebook.com/myphone or youtube.com/myphoneofficial

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