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Ace Hardware at Savemore

M HOME improvement goes to Cagayan de Oro with the opening of ACE Hardware’s 53rd branch in the Philippines at SM Savemore in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro. The 1,000 square meter store, which is located inside Savemore in Kauswagan is definitely a haven for home improvement enthusiasts with anything and everything for fix-its, clean-ups, and do it yourself projects. Like all ACE Hardware stores worldwide, the new store in Savemore Kauswagan has an exciting selection of power tools, paints, electrical and plumbing equipment, building materials, outdoor equipment, and items for the car and the house. It also has a lawn and garden section, as well as exclusive products like the popular lead free and odorless ACE Paint line, which has over 2,000 colors to choose from as well as an automated color- matching program. ACE Hardware customers at Savemore Kauswagan can have the chance to win one of two Honda Wave 100 motorcycles in a raffle promotion sponsored by Firefly. Every P500 single or accumulated purchase until June 30 entitles one to a raffle coupon and a chance to win. You can also double your chances of winning when you use your Prestige Card, SM Advantage Card, and BDO Rewards Card.

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THE Dayawan Handmade Paper Project gains prominence during the 2011 National Trade Fair held recently at the Mall of Asia after being chosen as one of the 10 finalists in the Best Exhibit Award. Dayawan was handpicked among the 222 exhibitors all over the country and the only entry from Mindanao that made it to the final selection process. It took part in the exhibition as one of the SMEs that represented Northern Mindanao in the country’s premier trade fair. PIA-10

CebuPac cuts fares

INDANAO’S export industr y, buoyed by the economic rebound of the United States and surge in the China market, pulled off a remarkable 27 percent growth in exports last year.

Mindanao’s total exports in 2010 posted a double-digit growth of 27 percent valued at $ 2.8 billion from $ 2.2 billion a year earlier, according to data Friday from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). MinDA said in a statement that last year’s export performance was propelled by increases in the export of coconut products, nickel and organic chemicals.

ABANDONED KIDS. A young girl carries her seemingly undernourished brother as she takes advantage of a stop light amid heavy traffic in downtown Cagayan de Oro to beg for alms from passengers. Some groups are blaming the population explosion as the major cause of poverty in the country. PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA

Aboitiz coal plant gets tax perks By CARMELITO FRANCISCO Correspondent with WIRE REPORTS

ALL plans are going well for Aboitiz’ power investments in Mindanao.

Last week, the Board of Investment has granted Aboitiz Power’s subsidiary Therma South Inc. (TSI) tax perks for its proposed P24.945-billion 300-megawatt power plant project in Davao.

The project site encompasses 46 hectares (has.) of land and 6.5 has. of foreshore area. Approximately 36.7 has. are in Davao City and the remaining 15.3 has. are in ABOITIZ/PAGE 11

It said that coconut oil, both crude and refined topped last year’s Mindanao export commodities with a total value of $ 794.6 million, up by 81.23 percent from $ 438.5 million in 2009. It surpassed banana, the traditional export winner of Mindanao, at 28.61 percent share in the total export growth in 2010. MinDA said that the exEXPORTS/PAGE 16

Cargo volume up 35% at Mindanao terminal MINDANAO Container Terminal (MCT) posted higher cargo volume in the first quarter of the year due to strong exports from the region. Latest data from Phividec Industrial Authority showed

first-quarter volume rose 35% to 51,282 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 37,939 TEUs in the same period last year. The volume is also 15% higher than the 43,590-TEU CARGO/PAGE 8

Closing the loop between sanitation and food security By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

THE Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific reduces fares for its Davao hub and flights to Malaysia in a seat sale from May 24-25, 2011 or until seats last, for travel from July 1-September 30, 2011. CEB offers P288 seats from Davao to Cagayan de Oro, and P588 seats from Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga to Cebu, as well as from Davao to Zamboanga. P888 seats are also available from Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga to Manila, and from Davao to Iloilo.

LIBERTAD, Misamis Oriental – If consumers in the advanced Western economies have a hard times wallowing the idea of drinking water recycled from sewage, that may be nothing compared with what those in the Philippines have to go through when they consider eating foods raised from fertilizer recycled from human wastes. But that’s exactly whata local foundation based in the boondocks of Mindanao FOOD/PAGE 14

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Dr. Elmer Sayre lectures visitors from Xavier University and their guests from Luzon at the WAND project site.

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Construction Goes Full-Blast for Primavera Residences: Following the signing of a Term Loan for P130 million with Land Bank of the Philippines last March 28, Italpinas contracted Prompt Managers & Construction Services, Inc.(PMCSI) as its construction manager on April 29, 2011. Rolly M. Policarpio, Prompt president and general manager, said the firm will exercise safety, management and quality control over the project. In the signing is PMCSI President Mr. Policarpio shaking hands with ITALPINAS Chairman/CEO Romolo V. Nati. Also in photo is ITALPINAS Vice President, Atty. Jose D. Leviste, III. ADVERTORIAL

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DSWD briefs beneficiaries of gov’t 4P’s program in Marawi By APIPA BAGUMBARAN Contributor

MARAWI City -- An orientation about the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) was conducted here by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), region 12, last May 21. Although the city is within the area of the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), it is DSWD-12 which will implement the project. The orientation was aimed at educating the barangay chairmen, city department heads, and other partners such as non-government organizations regarding the 4P’s. Questions on the targeting and selection of beneficiaries, as well, as compliance with the conditionalities were clarified during the orientation held at Bagumbayan Hall

inside the City Hall Complex, this city. “The 4Ps is a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides social assistance in the form of conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14 years old,” said DSWD12 Director Bai Zorahayda Tanggol-Taha. She said cash grants up to P6,000 a year or P500 per month per household are offered to identified beneficiaries for health and nutrition expenses, as well as P3,000 for a year or P300 per month per child for 10 months for educational expenses for a maximum of three (3) children per household.

“A household with three (3) qualified children will receive a subsidy of P1,400 per month during the school year or P15,000 annually as long as they comply with the conditionalities set by the program,” explained Taha. She cited, as the conditions of the program, the following: pregnant household member must get pre-and post-natal care, and be attended by a skilled health professional during childbirth, and children 0-5 years old must receive regular preventive health check-ups and immunization. Children 3-5 years old must attend day care or preschool program and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% per month, and children 6-14 years old must enrol in elementary or high school and maintain a class attendance rate of at least 85% DSWD/PAGE 8

For bookings and reservation Call: 722-230 Look for HAZEL ESPRA Hayes-Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City

These fishermen in PoblacionTabina, Zamboanga del Sur, have ample docking space from which to unload their agricultural and marine products, now that this 32-meter-long reinforced concrete boat landing was completed through a partnership between the Tabina municipal government and USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. Through its Barangay Infrastructure Project (BIP), the GEM Program has built more than 1,200 “BIPs”—such as solar dryers, footbridges and bridges, boat landings and water systems, among others. This boat landing is used daily by approximately 15 commercial fishing boats, as well as 60 smaller boats that ply routes from Sitio Bayanihan in Barangay Poblacion to neighbouring barangays and the municipalities of Dimataling and Pitogo.

Entrepreneurship training held By FAMELAH RACQUEL D. VILLANUEVA Contributor

MALAYBALAY City -- To support the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the province, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bukidnon will conduct a series of trainings for free, next month. DTI Bukidnon Provincial Director Ermedio Abang said the free trainings are under the MSME development program of the department, which aims to help SMEs improve their business efficiency and readiness to be able to compete internationally and locally, expand their

business, and create more jobs. The target beneficiaries of the program are those who already belong to the MSME and want to be capacitated, ambulant vendors, employed and unemployed workers who want to become entrepreneurs. The training will include orientation on the importance of technology in growing one’s business, which is one of the thrusts of the government to develop most Filipinos to become entrepreneurs.

The participants will be taught about the application of advanced technology using the Internet in promoting businesses like online marketing, basic computer skills, entrepreneurship, costing and pricing. “As businesses start-up and expand, SMEs need to utilize the advantages of technology. The Internet makes up for a free and effective way to promote to the consumers their business in a wider market,” Abang said. All interested entrepreneurs are advised to apply at the DTI Provincial Office, TRAINING/PAGE 8


3 Nanuri International School First Batch EDO Scholars BusinessWeek mindanao By JOE PALABAO

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WENTY (20) deserving students coming from the public schools of Metro Cagayan de Oro City are granted a Full Educational Dimension Olympiad (EDO) Scholarship Program from the NANURI International School for the SY 2011-2012. Eleven (11) incoming First Year High School students, eight (8) incoming Grade V and One (1) Grade Six students are among the 1st Batch of Scholars sponsored by the EDO Scholarship Program of Nanuri International School. These children coming from the less fortunate families yet deserving students passed the scholarship examination conducted by the Nanuri International School. After the examination, series of screening, house to house visitation, parents’ interview and one-one encounter with the students were conducted, and at the end of a long and tedious process, twenty (20) students came out to be the best and were granted the 1st ever Nanuri International School Full Educational Dimension Olympiad (EDO) Scholarship Program. Free tuition fee, matriculation, books, and school bus are provided to these scholars. The parents’ counterpart is their school uniforms, and daily allowances. During the recent Scholars’ Orientation held last April 1, 2011 the parents were advised by the School Principal of Nanuri

International School Dr. Juliet Egargo Fancubit that their children should be supervised well in their studies at home vis.a.vis their daily assignments, school projects and encouragements. No academic grades below 85% and must observe conduct grades based on the following criteria: Discipline, Honesty, Leadership, Obedience, Diligence, Cooperation, Integrity, Resourcefulness/ Creativity/Initiative, and Respect for Teachers and their Fellow Students. These incoming studentscholars for the SY 2011-2012 will now become an integral part of a school that sublimates value-laden diverse ethnic groups from the Philippines, South Korea and United States to develop responsible citizens committed to serve God and man. Nanuri International School is a school of sharing which embodies the primary

NIS Three-Day Camp 2011 THE NANURI International School’s ever act ive Pat h f i nder’s Club went out camping recently at the South Philippine Union Conference Campsite at Puntod, Balulang C a gay a n de Oro Cit y, Philippines. The camping started with an opening program and the setting of camp rules. There were forty-eight (48) campers who joined the camping and they experience fun, excitement and learning worth remembering. The Ca mping Sta f f exer ted their effort to make the activities wholesome in a three (3) day sketch. The objective of the said activity is to train the students with basic camping skills and eventually apply what they have learned from their Pathfinder classes. The Club inculcated good values like love, discipline, cleanliness, camarade-

rie, patience, endurance, unity and teamwork. The Campers undergone different trainings like k not t y ing, orienteer i ng , f i re bu i ld i ng , camp cookery, and swimm i ng. T hese were a l l compressed in a shor t span of three days only. The Camp Staff observed that there were improvement and progress of the c a mper’s per for ma nce during the different activities compared with the previous camp 2010. We ex pec t t hat t he next camp would be longer in order to have more activities, more fun and more excitement. With the full support of the Na nu r i I nt e r n at ion a l School Administration, especially to the School Di re c tor, Pa stor C hoi Young Yun, the Pathfinder’s Camp were more meaning and enjoyable.

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mission of the school-empowering student leaders physically, mentally and spiritually for the expressed purpose of sharing these talents with others. Furthermore, Nanuri International School (NIS) imbibes a progressive curriculum with challenges that foster the highest academic development. NANURI International School is located at Taguanao, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City on a hillside over-looking a spectacular scenic view of meandering hills, a gusting river and view of southern part of Cagayan de Oro City. The fullness and freshness of t he gent le breeze ventilating the school campus make it conducive to learning for students. Faculty and Staff Members are licensed and are Ph.D/M.A., Major in English, Math, Science, History, Physical Education, Music, Home Economics, Chemis-

try, Physics, Filipino, Social Studies, Theology, Science & Licensed Filipino, American & British teachers. The following are the twenty (20) EDO Scholars for SY 2011-2012 of Nanuri International School:

First Year Male Elvin E. Bailo Paul Xyriel D. Bongalos Mateo Julio G. Gervise Female Jessa Mae J. Bracero Faith Dorothy R. Densing

Claire R. Gigje Nicolle Alexandre M. Llagas Abbygale S. Romero Genille A. Repulo Khynee Nicole A. Saavedra Kyle Mae D. Valmoria Grade V1 Male James Federick N. Aguilar Grade V Male Jaspher James F. Arbolonio Manny A. Bagarinao Adrian M. Maula Va n Lleneous P. Rodriquez Fliperd T. Yuganud Female Julianne B. dela Cruz Ronilyn A. Rubin Glaiza A Tadle

Duka Bay educational trip THE Elementary and High School students with the Science Teachers of Nanuri International School of Taguanao, Indahag Cagayan de Oro City had their Educational Trip to Duka Bay Resort last February and March. The objectives of the said trip are the following: 1. To expose the students of the marine organisms present in the coastal areas of Medina. 2. To let the students familiarize the common name

as well as the scientific name of the aquatic organisms. 3. To witness the interactions of living things to their environment. 4. To appreciate to amazing creatures of our creator. 5. To give importance to the marine resources especially to those rare species. The students had a short orientation on the names of the marine organisms and had a quiz by group. The winners’ hardships were paid off since

Summer League 2011 NANURI International School had a one day Summer League last Thursday, May 5, 2011. It was held in the spacious School Campus. The participants were the Korean and Filipino students with the participation of the teachers. The Competing teams were divided into two, the blue team and the white team. Both were enthusiastic and eager to compete with each other, taking pride of the uniforms they rep-

resented. The program started with a prayer which was led by Miss Rosalee Ulgasan, followed by the singing of the National Anthem conducted by Miss Mercy Dignos and the singing of “One Voice” by Miss Darlene Simyunn. The participating team recited the oath of sportsmanship led by Mrs. Analy Torralba. The principal, Dr. Juliet E. Fancubit, officially declared the opening of the Summer League, thus,

they received a prize. The students as well as the teachers had great time kayaking along the beach. They used great efforts in rowing the kayak against the currents. No wonder why most of them had arms and shoulders muscle pains. The group rode a motorboat with a glass in its floor and they were toured around the marine sanctuary viewing the amazing, magnificent and colorful aquatic organisms!

The Dive Master taught the group on how to use and wear flippers, masks and snorkels. After wearing those swimming gears with life vest, they were all asked to plunge into the sea to experience the real view of the flora and fauna of the sea and had a lot of fun feeding the fish underwater! With great fun and excitement all of them didn’t notice the excoriating hotness of the sun. Wow! What an Excellent Educational Trip!

MJ and Jeff lit the torch which signaled the start of the Summer League. Indigenous games were introduced by the Physical Education Department such as: Tug of War, Longest Line, Treasure Hunting and Basketball Relay which were played in the morning. Patentero, Cosmetology Game, Pancit canton eating and Maria Went to Town contests were played in the afternoon. The teachers from both team demonstrated the games first. Then, the students from each team did the games as well. Everybody

cheered wildly and was totally engrossed watching the competition, notwithstanding the sizzling summer heat. White Team was declared the over-all champion of the league. The Summer League proved to be very relaxing and stress releasing. Height and age didn’t deter the participants from playing. What is important is everybody enjoyed the day with the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation. Certainly, this is one of our memorable days in Nanuri. We look forward for another summer.


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Globe Telecom executive movements announced GLOBE Telecom has announced management changes with the movement of Consumer Sales Head Ferdzdela Cruz and Consumer Marketing Head Menchi Orlina. Dela Cruz will be taking up a position within the Ayala Group while Orlina will immigrate to the United States. Dela Cruz has been with Globe for the past 8 years serving in various capacities as Head of Consumer Wireless and more recently Head of Consumer Sales. During his stay in the company, he spearheaded the refresh and redesign of the new Globe Stores, which changed the concept of telco retailing in the Philippines. Dela Cruz also led the development of sales efficiency tools that helped engage Globe retailers in achieving sales targets. Orlina joined Globe in 2008 as Headof Consumer Broadband and eventually served as Head

of Consumer Marketing. She championed the launch of Globe Tattoo, which has now become the fastest growing broadband brand in the country. Orlina engineered various brand initiatives for Globe Postpaid, TM, and Globe Prepaid. Orlina also led the rollout of the company’s CRM efforts that included rewards and targeted offer programs for subscribers. Effective July 1, 2011, new executives will join the management team of Globe to help drive continued growth and sustain momentum for the company. Ramon Ralph Matriano, former VP for Sales of Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) Branded Consumer Food Group will be th eHead of Consumer Sales. Chee Loo Fun, a Malaysian native and former Head of Channel Marketing from Maxis Communications Berhad, will serve as Senior Adviser for Consumer Marketing.

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Zest Air in talks with other airline for tie-up ZEST Air is exploring a possible partnership with another airline to boost its operations both here and abroad. The airline’s president and chief operating office Alfredo Yao said three or four airlines have approached him but the management has yet to arrive at a decision. “It really depends on what [the airlines] have to offer. But there is no decision yet,” he told reporters yesterday. Yao said the partnership could be in a form of equity infusion or joint operations of both carriers’ aircraft. “There is no commitment yet. We are giving it a serious study,” he said. Zest Air is expanding its domestic and regional routes this year as it takes delivery of four additional Airbus A320 on top of the six A320s

it is currently using. “We plan to add four new aircraft every year,” said Yao. The new fleet of A320s will be used to add flights to existing routes and to fly to new one. Zest Air is slated to inaugurate two new flights: the Beijing-Kalibo route starting June 26 and the Cebu-Shanghai route starting July 2. Zest Air already offers two weekly flights from Kalibo to Pusan and twice weekly from Cebu to Incheon. It also plans to mount flights to China, Taipei and possibly to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This year, the airline is aiming to carry 3 million passengers from 1.2 million last year. Revenues are expected to hit P6 billion this year on account of the new routes that Zest Air is going

to service this year, said the airline’s senior vice president for commercial and external affairs Butch Rodriguez. “We made P2.2 billion in revenues last year and our target this year is to hit P6 billion. The growth will come from the additional domestic and international routes. “We achieved more than what was projected except for yield but the passenger load went up and revenue in the first quarter was up by about 30 percent from the first quarter of last year. In one month, our revenues are hitting about P250 million,” said Rodriguez. Fuel remains to be the ZEST/PAGE 8

PLDT submits Digitel sales agreement to NTC TO dispel allegations that the country’s largest phone company, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), is up to no good for not making public its transaction documents with Digital Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (Digitel), the phone giant announced it voluntarily submitted to the regulators the sales and purchase agreement (SPA). The agreement, dated March 29, 2011, details PLDT’s investment in Digitel. A copy of the agreement was submitted to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Thursday. “We are submitting the SPA to the NTC voluntarily to dispel malicious statements made by some parties that PLDT and Digitel have something to hide,” said Ray C. Espinosa, PLDT director and head for regulatory and policy affairs. “We have been very transparent about this transaction from the outset and have previously disclosed all material information about the transaction to the NTC, Securities and Exchange Commission

[SEC] and Philippine Stock Exchange in separate filings,” he said The SEC, in its submission to the NTC dated May 23, said it does not oppose PLDT’s and Digitel’s petition for approval of the sale and transfer to PLDT of 51.55-percent equity interest in Digitel, provided the parties comply with the requirements. “Since the payment for the purchase of 3,277,135,882 Digitel shares, representing 51.55 percent, will be 27,679210 new shares of PLDT, at the issue price of P2,500 per share, it is necessary that PLDT obtain a confirmation of valuation from the CRMD [Company Registration and Monitoring Department] prior to the exchange of shares,” the SEC said. The SEC also required PLDT to make a tender offer to the remaining stockholders since both are listed companies and also because PLDT is acquiring more than 50 percent of Digitel shares. Espinosa said PLDT will PLDT/PAGE 8

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THE Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or PagIBIG Fund) on Friday said it is taking on the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) funds for housing loans. Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrent chairman

of Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees, said the willingness and readiness of the Fund to step into the shoes of the GSIS in meeting the housing requirements of its members. This developed after GSIS announced that it would cease its housing loan opera-

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tions and would transfer to the Pag-IBIG the processing of loan applications of its members. In a statement issued by Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe, Pag-IBIG chief executive officer, said that HDMF has PAG-IBIG/PAGE 8

Construction...from page 1 Next, AVP Trading & Construction, a Triple AAA certified contactor was signed on by Italpinas as the lead contractor for the project on May 3, 2011. Arsenio B. Manuta, vice president for operations of AVP said the firm is currently also engaged in constructing all but two of the vertical structures for the P7-billion Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental. Holding the Notice of Award is Mr. Manuta. Representing ITALPINAS are (from left) Atty. Jose D. Leviste, III, Vice President Romolo V. Nati, Chairman/CEO. For more details please call (63) 921-4156737 or fax (63) (2) 889-9292 or email g.magadan@italpinas.com or s.delavega@italpinas.com

THE Bank of the Philippine Island has been named the Best Retail Bank in the Philippines at the 10th International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards Programme. BPI is the sole winner in Asia for the Best Retail Bank in the Philippines. The bank received the award at The International Excellence in Retail Financial Services 2011 Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the region’s most prestigious retail banking event, the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Convention. The ceremony was held at the Shangri La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on March 11th2011. About150 senior bankers from award-winning banks in 29 countries across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa attended the glittering event that recognises their efforts in bringing superior products and services to their customers. The awards programme, administered by The Asian Banker and refereed by prominent global bankers, consultants and academics, is the most prestigious of its kind. Astringent three-month evaluation process based on a balanced and transparent

BPI SVP and Group Head of Consumer Banking Group Natividad N. Alejo accepts the award.

score card used to determine the winners and the positions of various retail banks in the region is attached. The strategy adopted by BPI focused on gaining access to a new client base, increase its relationship with its existing clients, and increasing its float-based income. The bank achieved these through several key initiatives such as targeting market segments that were previously neglected as well as new service initiatives which enabled the bank to improve on its transaction processing time and making the overall customer experience more pleasant. BPI recorded an increase in customer base of more than half a million, which

was a significant milestone over the last decade. This was achieved through a combination of new customer acquisition, and using advanced data analytics to inculcate crossselling within the existing customer base. Chris Kapfer, head of Asian Banker Research, remarks: “Financial performance was also strong in 2010, with the bank growing its float deposits by over 20%, well above the industry norm of 9%. The bank became a preferred financial institution for many customers, comfortably outpacing its rivals. A strong, versatile product range was introduced over the year, compounded by convenience BPI/PAGE 8


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8 May 30-June 5, 2011 Cargo... from page 1

forecast. Phividec develops and manages the 3,000-hectare Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental where MCT is located. MCT seaport department manager Dante Clarito tol d Por t C a l l s bus i nesses from the area and adjacent regions are doing well, translating to strong volumes for MCT. “ The bulk of volume still comes from our usual contributors such as Nestle, Del Monte and Kao Philippines,” Clarito said. “On top of increased shipments from our usual clients, strong volume for

the period came from the lumber industry as well as the big volume from CocaCola,” Clarito explained, adding that the Japan disaster in March did not affect traffic. “ We a r e m a i n t a i n ing our forecast volume growth for the year which is 10-15%,” he said. He added most direct callers signified their interest to introduce bigger vessels at MCT to handle the swelling volume. Located in Brgy. Sugb o n g c o g o n , Ta g o l o a n , Misamis Oriental, MCT is serviced by APL, Mariana Express, Regional C ontainer Lines, Pacific Eagle Lines and MCC Transport Philippines.

Hyundai... from page 9

But Ms. Perez-Agudo nevertheless said: “We are confident of our global corporate efforts to ensure that production and sales globally will continue to outperform on the back of a strong risk management strategy which will mitigate the impact of any risk to our operations and efficiencies.”

DSWD... from page 2

per month. Also, parents or guardians must attend family development sessions at least once a month and participate in community activities. “Non-compliance of the

conditions set will result to the suspension of the cash grants or disqualification from the program,” she added. Taha further explained that compliance with the conditions will be verified by the DSWD in coordination with the organized City Advisory Committee chaired by the City Mayor. The committee is also composed of representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd), City Health Office (CHO), City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Population Commission (POPCOM), and City Social Welfare and Development (SWD). The other members are the City Council’s Committee

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on Social Services Chairman, Association of Barangay Chairman President, and City Links.

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be filing a tender offer report to the SEC after the NTC approves the transaction. “The transaction is proconsumer and will bring about substantial benefits to the general public. With this investment, Digitel customers and the public will be assured that Digitel will have the financial resources needed to continue and sustain its popular unlimited services under the Sun Cellular brand. The PLDT Group is committed to support and continue these unlimited services,” Espinosa also said. The PLDT official also said Globe Telecom Inc.’s opposition to the transaction “reveals its dark objective,” which is “to kill Sun Cellular.” “Globe has been the hardest hit by Sun Cellular’s popular unlimited services and has lost many subscribers to Sun Cellular. Sun Cellular has also outpaced Globe in terms of postpaid subscribers. Globe knows that, with the PLDT investment, Digitel will now have the much-needed financial resources to sustain and continue the Sun Cellular unlimited services. This is what Globe dreads,” Espinosa said. During last week’s public hearing, Globe questioned the lack of transparency in the PLDT-Digitel deal because, it said, industry stakeholders had yet to be given a copy of the sales agreement. Consumer groups echoed Globe’s call. Aside from Globe other groups such as Eastern Telecommunications Philippines Inc., Sealand Telecommunications Co. Inc. and consumer advocacy groups TXTPower.Org Inc. and Txtm8 attended and submitted their respective motions before the NTC on Monday. Among other things, they asked that they be provided with copies of all PLDT’s submissions to the NTC. During the hearing, PLDT said there were no instructions from the NTC to provide Globe and other groups the transaction documents because they were not a party to the deal. The NTC has yet to schedule the next hearing.

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For further details, interested parties may call the Provincial Offices: Dir. Ermedio J. Abang Dir. Joselito S. Enot Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Mambajao Camiguin Telefax: (+63 88) 813.2101 Phone : (+63 88) 387.0036 E-mail : dti.r10.bukidnon@gmail.com E-mail : dti.r10.camiguin@gmail.com Dir. Ruel B. Paclipan Dir. Delia M. Ayano Iligan City, Lanao del Norte Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental Phone :(+63 63)221.5534/221.6151 Phone : (+63 88) 521.2891 E-mail : dti.r10.lanao.norte@gmail.com E-mail : dti.r10.misamis.occidental@gmail.com Dir. Eliza A. Pabillore Liza Veronica Alcantar – Regional Office Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Phone : (+ 63 8822) 722.291 Phone : (+ 63 8822) 729291 E-mail: dti.r10.misamis.oriental@gmail.com E-mail: dti.r10 @gmail.com

highest expense [item] of the airline. “We hedge our fuel requirement monthly. In our case, [fuel prices were] up by 60 percent from 40 percent,” added Rodriguez. Zest Air now now flies to a total of 23 destinations. It flies five times daily to Cebu, and thrice daily to Davao and twice daily to Bacolod, Iloilo, Tacloban, Tagbilran and Puerto Princesa. It also has regular flights from Manila to Kalibo, Legazpi, Busuanga, Calbayog, Catarman, Kalibo, Masbate, Marinduque, San Fernando, La Union, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. International flights take passengers to Incheon and Pusan in Souh Korea and to

Shanghai, China. “We are currently expanding our fleet so we could provide [passengers] with more flights to their favorite destinations. As we do this, rest assured we will stay focused on our passengers’ needs, comfort and security,” said Yao.

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from page 6 and increasing efficiency in alternative channel usage.” BPI had a first-in-class retail banking business outfit which saw its asset levels improve in 2010. This significant performance was supported by operational process efficiencies which resulted in a pleasant customer experience. The bank emphasised the use of alternative channels, as evidenced by 65% of its financial transactions being done via online banking, mobile and ATMs. With the implementation of new technologies and work processes, the bank was able to achieve a low cost to income ratio. There was significant commitment to align and benchmark its internal processes against international standards, as evidenced by Six Sigma methodologies being rolled out mainly for back-end operations. BPI has streamlined processes, thus managing to improve the response time for automotive loans and mortgage loans. Its customer transactions assist system, a web enabled teller system, eliminated the need for clients to fill-up deposit/ withdrawal slips and helped to reduce teller time and errors considerably. BPI also made an important step in its CRM journey with a new universal customer acquisition system (UCAS) which integrates CRM capabilities across the bank. UCAS is the connection between frontline and all its legacy systems. Chris Kapfer, head of Asian Banker Research, says: “This is an important milestone to achieving a real 360 customer view across channels.”

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situated at San Isidro St., Malaybalay City every Monday to Wednesday in the afternoon, starting May 23, 2011. Said free trainings will be conducted every Thursday, starting June 2, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon. For inquiries and additional information, please feel free to contact Mr. Junar Merla or Ms. Fam Villanueva at Telefax No. (088) 813-2101 or email us at dti.r10.bukidnon@gmail.com.

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the capability and ability to meet the challenge posed by the GSIS. “We are currently ironing out the policies and procedures, but GSIS members who would like to avail of a housing loan may already file their applications at the PagIBIG Fund,” the CEO said. pna


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THE LOCAL arm of Korean car maker Hyundai Motor Co. remains confident of steady sales despite a production halt at a parts supplier hit by a workers strike in South Korea, saying it expected a swift settlement with disgruntled workers. “As measures are being undertaken to effect a swift and efficient resolution of the... strike, we do not anticipate any negative repercussions on our operations,” Fe Perez-Agudo, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. president and chief executive officer, said in an e-mail on Wednesday. “Our sales growth outlook for this year remains positive,” she said. Hyundai Asia forecast a 15% sales growth this year to 23,000 units, the company reported recently. Hyundai Asia sales in the country rose 3% to 6,419 units between January and April this year from 6,251 units in the same period last year. This, after full-year sales in 2010 surged by 82% to 20,172 units from 2009 levels. The unauthorized strike at Yoosung Enterprise, an engine parts manufacturer, already led to a temporary shutdown of its two factories this week, according to earlier reports, prompting Hyundai’s head office to alert domestic car makers of a supply disruption. In fact, the main company estimated that the strike could delay production of some 50,000 vehicles if the labor conflict drags on until the end of May. Hyundai affiliate Kia Motors, together with Korean units of General Motors and Renault, are said to similarly depend on Yoosung for key parts such as piston rings and cylinder liners. Hence, the incident could reverse the gains Korean automotive firms expected since the operational slowdown in Japan’s disaster-torn facilities, which pulled down car brands such as Honda, Mitsubishi and Nissan.

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Power Shortage THINK a minute … Have you ever thought to yourself: “I know what I should have done, but I didn’t do it!” How many times have you felt that way? It’s a struggle we all fight—every day! The constant battle between what we know we should do and what we actually do. Between our conscience and how we really live. Why can’t we simply do what we know we should? It’s even what we really want to do in our heart. Our problem? We have a power shortage in our lives—a shortage of will power. We’re like this couple whom I know. The husband and wife both are marriage counselors, but they’ve now divorced each other! They’ve counseled hundreds of other married couples, yet they themselves cannot work out their own marriage problems. They know all there is to know about a good marriage relationship, but they can’t do it themselves and follow

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their own advice. We all know that honesty is the right, best policy. Yet, corruption and dishonesty is everywhere! People know that loving and giving to others is the happiest, best way to live. Yet we still are proud, competitive, jealous, and even hurt the people we want to love. Wives and husbands know that cheating on each other, or their addiction to alcohol is destroying their family. Yet they keep doing it! S o is this just the way we humans are? Will we ever have the will power to do what we know we should? You see, this is why Jesus Christ came: to connect us to the power of God, so we can finally have all the will power we need to live up to our potential and live the way we know we should. Jesus came to forgive us so that we could have a right relationship with our Maker. Knowledge isn’t your prob-

lem; you know what you should do. It’s power that you need! And Jesus has all the power you’ll ever need for whatever you face. His empty grave shouts it loud and clear! He’s got all the power, even over death! And His power is yours—if you’ll ask Him to forgive you and take complete control of every area of your life. Just think a minute…

Boso boso fishing at Sipaka Point SIPAKA Point in Misamis Oriental for many years is a source of fish supply to the wet market. Coastal communities in Talisayan, Balingoan and Medina enjoyed the catch and abundance including the hotels and Chinese restaurants some 88 kilometers away in Cagayan de Oro City. Fishing enabled the rise and proliferation of fresh seafood’s restaurants along a boulevard in the Poblacion of Talisayan creating homegrown entrepreneurs. With cash registers ringing from brisk business, they have built those permanent concrete structures in the bay front depriving the poor of coastal salvage areas for sea weeds and sea shells. Through the years, the fishing catch however was getting smaller as the continuous cycle’s of boso boso fishing has dwindled the stocks and marine population. This type of fishing gives

undue advantage to ordinary fishermen while at the same time endangers the diver of carbon dioxide suffocation when he stays longer at the ocean bottom sucking air from a mechanical compressor. Worse, the diver step on the lush corals tearing it to pieces at the bottom. In the past, the feared Barracudas, rare Mameng and Black Snappers thrive in the reef. The ocean floor was also the giant clam’s habitat. Giant clams spawning grounds are the best source of pelagic organism that attracted the whale sharks for food. Today, the Barracudas and Mameng are gone, the snappers are getting smaller in size and the giant clams which is believed and highly sought in Chinatown as an aphrodisiac are almost extinct. The whale sharks have also disappeared perhaps gone to Pamilacan Island for safer ground. These sea

mammals became a rare sight to the disappointment of many Scuba Divers and Tourist in Mantangale and Duka Bay. The establishments invested on resort development, pay government taxes and licenses and generate local employment aside from helping conserve the environment. They deserve government protection and encouragement for their capital investments. At the Pamilacan Island in Bohol, the national government outlawed the catching of Whale Sharks and other endemic marine species. Former whale shark hunters are now tourist guides and boat operators who benefited from the tourism boom in Bohol. The Sipaka Point is one of the best sites in Northern Mindanao to collect fish but the continued fishing and erosion of the marine biodiversity have experienced a decline of fish catch. Over

fishing may soon render the site unproductive if local officials and the fishing communities do not re-think their practices? There are remedies under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and by operation of the laws on protected areas and marine sanctuaries; the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) can mandate the local government units or (LGUs) to implement guidelines govQUIAMJOT/PAGE 11

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SLOWLY but surely, the Credit Surety Fund or CSF is proving to be an effective alternative credit facility that helps the “unbanked” and “underbanked” gain access to traditional credit and other banking services. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has reported that 14 Credit Surety Fund (CSF) Programs have been established all over the country as of the end of 2010. Earlier this month, it launched another CSF in Pangasinan and plans to set up another in South Cotabato soon. The CSF progra m, launched by the BSP in August, 2008, aims to accelerate economic development by stimulating entrepreneurial activities in the countryside. It works by helping micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) gain access to bank credit even without

collateral. Through the program, bank loans are made more accessible to small-time businessmen. Before the CSF was conceived, financially challenged entrepreneurs sourced their funds from informal lenders at excessive interest rates. Instead of the usual and traditional collateral, a pool of funds guarantees payment of the loan to a bank. Both private and public institutions contribute to this “pooled” surety fund. Private entities that support the CSF program consist of Cooperatives (Coops) and other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). Public institutions, on the other hand, include Local Government Units (LGUs) where the CSF is to be established, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), the Land Bank of the Philippines

(LBP), and the Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF). The program ensures that in case of borrower default, the lending banks can draw from the fund within 14 calendar days after submission of the required documents. As of December 31, 2010, the CSF had been launched in 11 provinces and three cities: Cavite, Aurora Province, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Iloilo City, Negros Occidental, North Cotabato, Davao Oriental, Metro Cebu, Albay, Dipolog, and Occidental Mindoro. Of all these CSF programs, 10 were established in 2009. The very first CSF was launched in Cavite in August, 2008, while the CSFs in Albay, Dipolog, and Occidental Mindoro were set up in the second half of 2010.

The contribution pledges of both private and public institutions have registered an amount of P214.671 million as of the end of last year, representing an increase of 30 percent from the previous year’s balance of P165.499 million. Loans targeted for 2010 was set at P100 million. According to the BSP’s DepartBUNYE/PAGE 11


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Boon to Mindanao economy THE opening of the processing plant of the CJ Toyota Tsusho Philippines Inc. in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur is becoming to be another boon to the coconut industry The P2.2 billion plant, which processes coconut shells intoxy lose, the raw material for xylitol, has allowed coconut farmers to make money out of the long abandoned raw materials in the farm. This early, the company, a consortium of four companies, three of them foreign while the local partner is the Anflo Investment and Management Corp. of the Floirendo family, has started looking for more suppliers of coconut shells as it targets to increase its production to 300 tons a day by August from about 100 metric tons at present. This is because, according to Alex Sinajon, its fi nance manager, the company has already achieved the finetuning of its equipment and can now maximize its operations which will recover about 20% of xylose from coconut shell. Because of the need for more raw materials, Senajon said the company may even increase its buying rate to higher than the existing P3.50 a kilogram to attract more farmers to sell their coconut shells to the company. Senajon said the company is even looking at importing

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governing over fishing and use of marine resources. Local government units can intervene and enact ordinance on marine and aquatic resources management. Congress can also pass laws declaring any place

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ment of Loans and Credit (DLC), banks have approved total loans of P134.4 million (of which R82.15 million has been released to the borrowers). Total loan approvals increased by P88.5 million as compared with 2009’s figure of P45.9 million. T he DLC , headed by Director Rosalinda Duma-

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Davao del Sur. “This will go a long way toward not only meeting the energy requirements of Mindanao but also in fulfillment of the government’s vision of ‘Energy Access for More’ with mainstream access to reliable energy services in fueling up local productivity and countryside development,” Trade

coconut shells from Indonesia, the biggest coconut producing country. The company decided to set up its processing plant in the area, the only xyloseproducing plant using coconut shells as other plants use corn cob and other raw materials, is because the Davao Region is the biggest producer in the country with Davao Oriental being the main contributor. Senajon said the company’s decision was influenced by the data from the Philippine Coconut Authority that the region can supply its raw material requirements. Aside from being used in gum-production, xylose is also used as pharmaceutical component considering that its sugar content is about 60%only compared with ordinary sugar. “It is good for people with diabetes,” the

company official said. This development should give the coconut industry the much needed push considering that most parts of Mindanao have coconut farms. Coconut trees are now becoming what they should be: the trees of life. HEAT IN SIX. With the most hated team marching to the finals of the National Basketball Association against the Dirk Nowitzki-led Dallas, expect some people to be absent from work or taking time out as the fi nals start on Wednesday (Tuesday in Miami). Miami Heat will definitely parade its trio of Lebron James, Dewayne Wade and Chris Bosh whose hands will be full against Nowitzi, Shawn Marion, Jason Terry and the ageless Jason Kidd. Although Miami will find it hard to control the all-around weapon of Dallas, this corner believes King James and his colleagues will prevail in six. You can now place your bet. CONDOLENCES. Lastly, condolences to the family of retired Philippines News Agency bureau chief Satur Apoyon who was found days after his family declared him missing. Apoyon’s body was found in Tibanban, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. Investigators were still looking into whether there was foul play.

in the Philippine seas and oceans as Marine Sanctuary when marine life is threatened. Sanctuaries help ensure more productive fisheries in the future by protecting critical fish habitat. In Tawi-Tawi, Sulo, many fishing grounds have been rehabilitated with funding assistance from the United States Agency for

International Development or USAID. Can any of the Misamis Oriental Congressmen make a stand for Sipaka Point? The place is undergoing a clear danger of fishing ground destruction. It is ripe for conservation. Or shall the people of Talisayan wait until there is no more fish left to eat?

liang, explained that the increase was still short of the P100-million target due to the relatively slow processing of loan applications during the fi rst half of 2010. Branch personnel ofparticipating lending banks were still adjusting to the cash flow lending process and in most cases, applied traditional lending guidelines. The DLC aims to solve this challenge and further improve the program by

c onduc t i ng c ont i nuou s training of participating cooperatives, encouraging more banks to participate as lenders under the CSF, and holding regular dialogues with program partners (such as participating banks). The BSP, through the DLC, plans to establish five new surety funds and record an accumulated CSF loan approval of P200 million in 2011.

Secretary and BOI chairman Gregory L. Domingo said. Similarly, the board also granted tax perks to projects by Filinvest Land, Inc., Oriental Vision Mining Phils. Corp., Venvi Agro Industrial Ventures Corp., and Panabo Trucking Services, Inc., which have a combined worth of P1.84 billion and a total job generation of 402. BoI approval rose threefold to P110.4 billion worth

of investments in the first quarter from P35.1 billion in the same period last year, the agency’s data show. Aboitiz Power likewise said Davao Light and Power Co. and Therma South have signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for a 500-hectare reforestation project in Upper KibalABOITIZ/PAGE 12

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Secret to good health “THIS is the secret of good health: A pure heart and a well-ordered mind.” Brilliant scientists and affluent pharmaceuticals are in a race to discover the cure to every disease that afflicts man. In our quest for the elixir of health we swallow every multi-colored capsule, devour every fad diet and burn our rubber shoes at the newest fitness gym for a shot at longevity and beauty. But what does it avail you if you pop buckets of pills but your spirit is sick from the anguish of a guilty conscience? The physical is the manifestation of the spiritual. Where the mind goes, the man follows. A couple of years ago, I suffered skin allergies on my neck and shoulders. They were red, ugly, itchy rashes. For days I did not go out to our garden for fear they will be aggravated by pollen. I ate very little in case they will be triggered by food allergens. I wore long sleeved clothes in spite of the hot weather, to protect myself from dust. I was virtually a prisoner in the house. I was worried, depressed and lost my joy. Finally I went to see a dermatologist. My allergy was diagnosed as skin asthma and there was no known cure. Relieved, I felt unshackled from my misery. If nothing can be

done about it, what is the point of my being anxious and worried? I might as well be happy and get on with my life. So I enjoyed myself in the garden and feasted on my favorite food. In less than 24 hours my allergies disappeared like magic. The mind is a powerful healer. What you think, you become. If you think you are sick or well, you are! Instead of saying I was anxious because I had allergies, I believe the correct statement is I had allergies because I was anxious. Many diseases can be quickly alleviated by a happy mental condition, rather than by expensive medication. Without being aware of it, our negative thoughts show up as illnesses of the body. A lot of sickness has its origin in the discord of the mind.

Thoughts of anger, worry, jealousy or greed sow mental seeds of disease which later grow into a harvest of headaches, ulcers, heart trouble or cancer. To find the treasure of good health, cultivate a pure heart that delights in the things of God and seeks to obey His holy will. If your companion through life is a clear conscience, you have by your side a faithful and trusted friend. The man who expects to enjoy good health while defiantly clinging to his vices or sinful ways, is tragically deluded. He is killing himself softly and slowly. He is like an oak tree that is relentlessly attacked by termites. He looks strong on the outside but is rotting on the inside. That’s the reason we often hear sad news of people succumbing to a fatal illness at the prime of their life. We can triumph over the enemies of health if we resolve to live an upright, godly life. When our minds are filled with thoughts of loving kindness, harmony and peace, we have closed the door to disease and entered the house of health. Worms eat us when we are dead, but worries eat us up while we are alive. The best antidote to sickness is a mind filled with happiness!

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PAGADIAN City -- Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Engineer Antonio Laurenciana, Jr. disclosed this week that the planning division has already completed the preparation of the plans and program of works for the improvement of the existing Zamboanga Del Sur Medical Center utilizing the P25 million allocation from the Department of Health (DOH). Engr. Laurenciana said the construction of the onestory charity ward building with 36 bed capacity has also been prepared. He added, they will also start the construction of phase 2 of the Medical Arts Center after they have finished phase 1 which is the first floor of the building. “This will be followed for the completion of the third floor of the Private Rooms in the OPD building that will be

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ang in Marilog, about two hours from Davao City. A statement from the company said the signing of the agreement last May 20 also involved Kibalang Agroforestry Farmers Association, an organization of settlers which will be managing the community-based forestry area for 25 years. The parties in the agreement could exercise the option of expanding or extending the project, the statement read. The reforestation activities will be undertaken either by members of the community or by employees of the two companies.

used as a coffee shop at the same time function room or for any other purpose at the medical center.” Engr. Laurenciana explained. The P25 million project will be submitted to the DOH for perusal and approval, Laurenciana said. Meanwhile, Laurenciana shared, they have also completed the plans and program of works for the construction of a swimming pool at the Megayon Sports Complex inside the Provincial Government Center at barangay Dao, this city. The construction of the oval field and soccer field are on going, and eventually will be finished before the end of the year, Laurenciana said. It can be recalled, on February this year, Provincial Governor Antonio Cerilles, in his speech during the closing ceremonies of the Provincial Meet held in Dumalinao this province, expressed his desire to host the 2012 Regional Meet in Pagadian City. The firms have reportedly committed to “use the adopted area as the showcase of their sustainability program that will include environment and biodiversity protection as the umbrella project, with components on education, livelihood and health.” Also last week, Aboitiz Power president and CEO Erramon Aboitiz said the company expects to start the P2.5-billion expansion of its hydro power plant in Davao by September. “We hope to start the upper and lower Sibulan, I believe the schedule is September or third quarter this year,” Mr. Aboitiz said. The power generation firm is adding another 15 ABOITIZ/PAGE 16

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HIV/ AIDS: The stigma that is I HAVE come across items and news updates on HIV/ AIDS ,making it not on the front page or major events, but in the inner pages of the local dailies or the national papers. What is striking here is the emphasis on the statistical rise in the number of cases, and the affected population, which could either be the MSM”S ( Metro Sexual Men ) or the OFW’s ( Overseas Filipino Workers ). I leave the full discussion of why the above group of population seem more susceptible to having the disease, to the experts in the field ( for there are quite a number of research papers already in publication, delving into the subject). In one of my episodes in Dynamic Living the Total You , a local TV Program aired in the city, with an international episode done for the same topic, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing as guests the people working behind the HIV/ AIDS pa-

vilion at the Department of Health, as well as interviewed actual affected individuals of the disease as well as family members. It is not so much the pain and suffering of the complications of the illness itself that makes it more difficult to live with, as the stigma arising from it. The fear of being isolated and shunned by family members and the community prevents them from seeking medical help. There is so much at stake for the patient and the family once he/ she is diagnosed with HIV. The very fact that he/ she is positive for the disease, even minus the manifestations of a full blown AIDS, makes him/ her the target of discrimination! Thus, the need for information dissemination. Educating the public that HIV/ AIDS per se, is not contracted through holding or shaking of hands, being seen in the same place, sitting close

in a public utility, or even swimming in the same pool, but rather its mode of transmission is through sexual contact, blood transfusion, sharing of needles for those who are IV users of drugs, passage through the birth canal of a newborn child when the mother is positive! And, that, not all HIV positive individuals end up with AIDS. HIV/ AIDS being a chronic illness ( patients may live a long time before they succumb to the complications, which is usually the cause of death ), needs more than just sympathy. These individuals afflicted with it should be allowed by society to live as much of a normal life just like the rest of us. They need understanding, and the opportunity to become part of the community. Meaning, they be allowed to work, and their children allowed to study and mingle with the rest of the population. There is no available vaccine as yet

to protect anyone from the virus. Neither is there treatment for the disease. It is only through educating society on safe sex methods( with abstinence at the forefront as advocated for by the church ) , in order to prevent one from having the virus and what to expect and do , once he/ she is diagnosed with the virus. To target a ZERO HIV/ AIDS society is something not within our grasp as yet. But, we can do something worthwhile for those already diagnosed with the disease!

P-Noy urges medical workers to serve remote communities DAVAO City -- President Benigno Aquino III lauded here recently the medical practitioners’ efforts to alleviate the health problems and needs of the country and urged them to extend medical care to remote communities where access to health care services and facilities is still wanting. In his recent visit to Davao City on the occasion of the 104th Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Convention, President Aquino urged medical practitioners to continue working for the health and welfare of the people,

most specially those in the remotest areas of the country. “I have pledged to significantly reduce poverty before the end of my term and an essential component to that is to provide wider access to basic health care. I believe it is part of our civic duties to muster every resource as we can to explore every idea and to exert every effort to eliminate this problem,” said the President, noting that four out of ten Filipinos do not see a medical professional in their entire life. Mindanao , for instance, has a relatively shorter aver-

age life expectancy compared to other parts of the country, mainly due to lower access to health care and vulnerabilities caused by the armed conflict and unsafe living conditions. Mindanao ‘s maternal and infant mortality rates are also higher than the national average. These are attributed to high fertility rate and poor access to reproductive healthcare services. In ARMM, only 16 out of every 100 women had births attended to by health care professionals.

This also reflects the fact that Mindanao LGUs employ the lowest number of doctors. Compared to the national average of 2,943, Mindanao had only an average of 90 LGU-employed doctors as of 2003. This is why part of the Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework health agenda is to intensify efforts towards meeting the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), particularly in improving access to healthcare services in MEDICAL/PAGE 16

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 28 Mambajao, Camiguin In the Matter of the Petition for Correction of Entry in the Records of Births in the Office of Local Civil Registry of Catarman, Camiguin, changing the sex of the child from Male to Female,

SPL. Proc. No. 435

Jessan Rey P. Pagute, Petitioner, -versusThe Local Civil Registrar of Catarman, Province of Camiguin, Respondent. X------------------------------/ ORDER

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Petitioner, Jessan Rey P. Pagute, is of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of 31 Caimito Street, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City thru the Public Attorney’s Office, alleges, that she was born on May 14, 1989 at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin to Spouses Rey C. Pagute and Joselyn Pardilla-Pagute whose birth was duly recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Catarman, Camiguin as shown by her Certificate of Live Birth but which birth record erroneously recorded her Sex as MALE when in fact and in truth she is a FEMALE as shown in her Medical Certificate, Elementary and Secondary School Permanent Records and Voter’s Identification Card. 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 June 28, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: Office of the Solicitor General; Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin and Catarman, Camiguin and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three 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 15th day of April 2011. (Sgd.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA Judge BWM May 9,16,23


BusinessWeek mindanao Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental CITY OF EL SALVADOR Petition No. CFN 2011-0001 In the Matter of the Change of Name in the Certificate of Live Birth of “DANILO M. MACAPAYAG” NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that DANILO M. MACAPAYAG has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from DANILO DIOMEDES to DANILO in the Certificate of Live Birth of DANILO DIOMEDES MACAPAYAG who was born on September 11, 1953 at CENTRO, EL SALVADOR, MIS. OR. from parents VICENTE S. MACAPAYAG and SEGUNDA M. MADJUS. At the expense of the Petitioner, let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said Petition may, within ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) OLIVIA E. LABIS City Civil Registrar BWM May 16,30

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 41 Cagayan de Oro City In Re: Petition for Correction of Entry in Birth Record of Ikee Bodbod Cabanatan in the information of the Gender/Sex from Male to Female,

SPEC. Proc. No. 2011-047

Ikee Bodbod Cabanatan, Petitioner, -versusCity Local Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, Respondent. X-----------------------------/ ORDER Let this case be heard on July 13, 2011 at 8:30 in the morning, at this court sitting at the Supreme Court Building, Capitol Compound, Antonio Luna Street, Cagayan de Oro City. The Civil Registrar concerned and any person having or claiming any interest under the certificate of live birth whose correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition, file his or her opposition thereto. At the expense of the petitioner, let a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro. So ordered. Cagayan de Oro City, April 11, 2011. (Sgd.) JEOFFRE W. ACEBIDO Presiding Judge

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Rufus wants stricter rules in transporting vehicles CAGAYAN de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Partylist Abante Mindanao Rep. Maximo Rodriguez recently filed a bill in Congress requiring vehicle owners to secure clearances first from the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) before they could bring their vehicles to different parts of the country on board sea vessels The two representatives said that based on reports, that the operations of HPG in Zamboanga del Norte since late 2010 until February 2011 alone, fifteen carnapped vehicles have already been recovered. Majority of the recovered vehicles are vehicles that were reportedly carnapped in Luzon, they said.

“This is an example of the new modus of these carnapping syndicates. All the stolen vehicles from Metro Manila are transported to different provinces all over the country to prevent detection,” the Rodriguezes said in filing

HB4500. According to the HPG, their intelligence reports confirmed the modus operandi of carnapping syndicates catering to the demands of their wealthy clients in the provinces.

They said that the operations starts when a client would order a certain model of a car to the carnapping syndicate which in turn would steal it in Metro Manila and later being delivered to the client. The registration is being facilitated by erring Land Transportation Office personnel in the province. The transport of these carnapped vehicles are made easier because of promotion of the “Philippine Nautical Highway” under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Because of the Philippine Nautical Highway, transport of stolen vehicles is now made easier. Data from the HPG show that since 2005, at least 300 cars stolen in Luzon were recovered in different parts of Mindanao.

Oro solons seek probe on P1.8B Angat project mess

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental CITY OF EL SALVADOR Petition No. CFN 2011-0002 In the Matter of the Change of Name in the Certificate of Live Birth of “NIEVES B. BOMBEO-RAMOS” NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that NIEVES BOMBEO-RAMOS has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “EUFRECINA” to “NIEVES” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EUFRECINA BOMBEO who was born on January 01, 1951 at CENTRO, EL SALVADOR, MIS. OR. from parents ROSALEO BOMBEO JR. and ANATULIA BUNA. At the expense of the Petitioner, let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said Petition may, within ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) OLIVIA E. LABIS City Civil Registrar BWM May 16,30

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 42 Medina, Misamis Oriental Petition to Adopt Minor Hannah Noelle Pelaez,

FC SP. Proc. Case No. 002-M

TWO congressmen from Cagayan de Oro has asked the House Committee on G o o d G over nment and Public Accountability to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation on the alleged overpricing of the P1.8 billion Angat project. In filing House Resolution No. 1164, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro and Rep. Maximo Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao, said the multi-billion project is replete with allegations of anomalies and should be investigated. Earlier this year, local manufacturers of large steel pipes have claimed that the P1.855-billion Angat Aqueduct Improvement Project (Package 2) of the Metro-

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

Sps. Antonio R. Reyes and Arlene Z. Reyes, Petitioners, X-----------------/

OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT SHERIFF ORDER

On April 13, 2011, petitioners SPOUSES ANTONIO R. REYES and ARLENE ZERNA REYES, through their counsel Atty. Remedios C. Llego, filed a petition to adopt minor HANNAH NOELLE PELAEZ, who will then use the complete name HANNAH NOELLE ZERNA REYES, if the petition is granted. Since the petition and its attachments are substantially sufficient in form and substance, the petition shall be heard on July 27, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at Regional Trial Court – Branch 42, Medina, Misamis Oriental. At petitioners’ expense, let a copy of this Order be published at least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in BUSINESSWEEK MINDANAO, G/F Ficco Bldg., Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City, a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Misamis Oriental. The Court Social Worker Aideliza J. Lumbatan is hereby ordered to prepare and submit the Child Study Report and Home Study Report before the hearing date. Upon receipt of this Order, the petitioners &/ or their counsel should immediately coordinate with the Court Social Worker for the preparation of the reports. Further, the petitioners are ordered to submit to this Court a certified true copy of the Marriage Contract of petitioner ANTONIO R. REYES to his first wife, the Certificate of Death of his first wife, and the Decree of Annulment of petitioner ARLENE ZERNA REYES from her first husband within 5 days from receipt of this Order. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General through the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Misamis Oriental, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Field Office No. 10 through its Regional Director. So ordered. Done in Chambers on May 17, 2011, in the Municipality of Medina, Province of Misamis Oriental.

NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE File No. 2011-180 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), Cagayan de Oro City, as mortgagee, against NORMA L. MAROHOMBSAR, single, mortgagor, with postal address at Blk. 8, Lot 12, Villa Angela Subd., Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, as mortgagors, by the terms of the mortgage contract referred to… which as of March 31, 2011, amounted to Nine Hundred Twenty Nine Thousand Three Hundred Eighty Eight Pesos and 56/100 (Php929,388.56), the undersigned will sell at public auction on June 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Room 110, Hall of Justice, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property described below with all the improvements found thereon, described as follows: TCT No. T-80170 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 8, Block 12, Psd104305-017795, being a portion of Lot 3046-A, Csd-402-D) situated in the Barangay of Balulang, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, with an area of Ninety Eight (98) sq.m., more or less. x xx All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated date, time and place. In the event auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title hereinabove described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, May 17, 2011.

(Sgd.) JUDY A. SIA-GALVEZ Presiding Judge BWM May 30, June 6,13

politan Water works and Sewerage System (MWSS) was “grossly overpriced.” The Philippine Large Diameter Pressure Pipe Manufacturers Association (PLDPPMA) alleged that the P1.855-billion contract for the project that the MWSS awarded to China International Water and Electric Corp. (CWE) was overvalued by at least 30 percent and must be rescinded by the government. R amon Pastor, PLDPPMA president, said the group has already sent letters to MWSS officials several times to inform them of the alleged irregularities in the project’s bid process, pipe design, specifications and price.

(Sgd.) ENRIQUE M. TALAG, JR. Sheriff IV BWM May 30, June 6,13

However, Pastor said up to now, it appears that the state-owned agency is still bent on pursuing the contract. “Viewed with trepidation is MWSS’s continuing indifference to the issues surrounding the awarding to a Chinese contractor of the Angat Aqueduct Improvement Project Package 2. If we are to consider the claim of Filipino contractors that they can do project at 30 percent less, the net savings of taxpayers’ money amounts to P556.691 million,” Pastor said. The project has been in the pipeline since 2006 and entails the replacement of the existing defective concrete pipeline that transports raw water from Angat Dam in Bulacan to the La Mesa reservoir in Quezon City. Phase 1 of the project was done by three Filipino pipe-laying contractors from the middle of 2004 to 2005 with funding provided by the Japanese government through loans. But since the Chinese government through the China Export Import Bank offered financing for Phase 2 at a lower rate of one percent than what the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) have to offer, the previous administration decided to utilize Chinese funding this time, the group said. Several alleged irregularities were noted, however, according to PLDPPMA. First, the group alleged that despite the announcement of MWSS that bidding rules would follow the International Competitive Bidding, only three hand-

picked Chinese firms were made to participate: CWE, China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd., and China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd. “Though it was bidded out, participants were shortlisted to the three owned and controlled by the Chinese government. This in itself smacks of outright violation of the bidding regulations. Reliable sources also showed the bids with extraordinary unit price discrepancies. “Notably, the winning price per pipe linear meter is approximately 25 percent higher than the Package 1 prices undertaken by Filipino contractors in 2005,” Pastor said. Aside from this, Pastor said the exchange rate in 2005 was P55: $1, and this dropped to P46: $1 when the Phase 2 contract was awarded in 2009, or a 15 percent decrease in cost on account of the foreign exchange. Also, the cost of steel materials in 2005 was $650 per ton, and this dropped to $550 in 2009, translating to another 20 percent cost difference. “While it would seem that China Eximbank would be on our side by charging only one percent interest per annum for the loan, the prohibitive price they are taking for this project far outweighs their cost of money. “With this consideration, it would be prudent on the part of the Philippine government to look for other sources of funding, from either ADB or WB, not only to allow local contractors to participate but more so to make sure that the cost will be reasonable,” Pastor said.


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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DONATION Food... from page 1

Dr. Chang Young Kweon, hospital superintendent of Presbyterian Medical Center in Jeonju, Korea presents a token to Mayor Vicente Y. Emano as Rev. Eul Chun Seo, president of Immanuel Mission School looks on during a courtesy call on May 26. The Korean hospital has donated P47-million worth of medical equipment such as CT scan, x-ray and ultrasound machines for the J.R. Borja Memorial City Hospital. Both Korean nationals are adopted sons of Cagayan de Oro for their philanthropic acts. CIO

BUSINESS ONE-STOP SHOP

Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, assisted by USAID Phils. Deputy Chief of Party Danielle Miller (center) and Mr. Alid Camara of the USAID-funded Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth (LINC-EG Project), unveils the marker of the Cagayan de Oro City Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) during the Connectivity Launching and Close Out Ceremony on May 26 at City Hall. LINC-EG is geared towards streamlining the city government’s business permitting and licensing operations through connectivity of computer networks among key offices at City Hall. The project is expected to enhance the city’s efficiency on revenue generation as the computer networking would ensure fast and hassle-free issuance of business permits and licenses. CIO

been advocating, and is now actively looking for “technology off-takers” who are willing to partner with them to literally ‘close the loop’ by recycling human wastes as fertilizers for agricultural use in food production. “There are more than 20million Filipinos suffering the indignities and health hazards of not having access to proper sanitation,” said Dan Lapid, president/executive director of the Center for Advanced Philippine Studies. Water, Agro forestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation, a local NGO that promotes social development via ecological sanitation (EcoSan), aims to close the gap in the country’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in the proportion of the population using an improved sanitation facility. Dr. Elmer Sayre, in-house consultant, said WAND’s project aims to address the sanitation needs of the “base of the pyramid” (BoP): households too poor to afford their own toilets, those in remote areas not reached by government services, those with inadequate or no access to clean potable water, and those in conflict and/or disaster-hit areas. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 10 statistics show a slow uptake in this regard especially in the rural areas where the proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities over the last decade hardly approached the target reduction of 50 percent from 2000 (59%) to 2008 (69%). “EcoSan promotes the safe reuse of human urine and feces as fertilizer, a key feature in sustainable sanitation. If distributed widely and used adequately, it can greatly advance our efforts in trying to meet our MDG target for sanitation by 2015.”

Present sanitation systems based on the flush-pour toilet as the main technology operate on the premise that human wastes are better off disposed. But it is not effective in areas where there is no water or where septage is difficult to build as in slums or flooded zones. In contrast, EcoSan has addressed sanitation issues in a sustainable manner by using dry or waterless toilets and recycling and reusing nutrients in human wastes in a hygienic way rather than disposing them where they can contaminate groundwater aquifers, rivers and seas, he noted. Mr. Sayre’s passion for EcoSan started in 2007 when the concept of “closing the loop” was first introduced to him by the Mr. Peter Wychodil of the German Doctors for Developing Countries. Through this link, he gained more knowledge from Ms. Ulrike Lipkow, GTZ adviser to an ecosan project in the Visayas and Dr. Robert Holmer of the Peri-Urban Vegetable project in Cagayan de Oro City. In 2008, WAND built some17 double-vault ecosan toilets with fund support from the German Doctors for Developing Countries. Most of these were located in elementary schools in the Misamis Oriental towns of Initao, Libertad and Manticao. But the P28, 000 cost of the double vault model proved too expensive for its target users. In 2009, Mr. Sayre won a research grant from the Science and Technology Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid in Southeast Asia (iBoP-Asia) to explore alternatives to the double-vault model. Today, four EcoSan models are now available ranging from the “hanging” ecosan toilet for coastal communities; lightweight, mobile arborloo toilets for mountain areas; single-vault ecosan toilets suitable for house-

BusinessWeek mindanao holds and deployment during conflicts or calamities; and urinals or EcoPees. Mr. Sayre’s approach isto custom-design dry toilets that can be used by those living in urban slums, uplands, marshy areas, river settlements and coastal areas (flood-prone areas),and dry toilets for persons with disabilities and young children. The designs were executed at the WAND demonstration area in Libertad and pilot-tested in Barrio Tuod in Manticao municipality, Barrio Oguis and a coastal area in Initao. “When I visited Mindanao last October I was very impressed with the high level of acceptance of the local community to the ecosan toilet especially on the coastal communities, the mountain community and the primary school,” said Michael Brown, project manager of the Floating Community Waste Management Project in Cambodia. “Every user of the ecosan toilet was very happy with the toilet and spoke very positively about their experience with it.” A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer by profession, Brown is also affiliated with Live & Learn Environmental Education, and Engineers Without Borders, Australia. Local beneficiaries, who were mostly poor farmers and fishermen, were able to use, manage and take good care of the pilot units with little fuss. Most of the materials used in the designs were indigenous materials like bamboo, coconut palm fronds, wooden poles, gmelina wood and rattan baskets. Recycled drums, containers, black plastic sheets and Manila hemp sacks were sourced from a junk store in Cagayand e Oro. The design of the dual chamber ecosan and hanging toilet for beach communities was very innovative, and made excellent use of local materials and skills for construction, noted Mr. Brown.

“The special ecosan bowl is produced by our local masons,” Mr. Sayre said. “The result is a much cheaper ecosan toilet costing about 1,000 pesos.” “Some of the biggest obstacles facing the ecosan design are misconceptions about the smell and dirtiness of the toilet,” Brown noted. “WAND has done an excellent job educating the communities on the use of the toilets and the ecosan process, and users were happy to have the ecosan toilets in their homes, which in my experience is very challenging.” Now, with the proceeds of a grant from Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE), an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WAND is conducting an innovative global health and development research project entitled “Ecological Sanitation for the Base of the Pyramid”. GCE funds scientists and researchers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold on persistent global health and development challenges. So far, Mr. Sayre is the only Filipino awarded a grant from GCE which is now on its sixth round. To win the grant, he had to demonstrate the viability and potential impact of EcoSan to address pressing issues in sanitation and family health technologies, one of five critical global heath and development areas. “These grants are meant to spur new discoveries that could ultimately save millions of lives,” said Chris Wilson, director of Global Health Discovery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “With this grant from GCE, we will explore the viability of low-cost dry toilets, using human waste in small-scale agri-silviculture by conducting crop trials, using vermi-composting and odor minimization, and mainstreaming ecological sanitation in local financing,” Mr. Sayre said. FOOD/PAGE 16


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Biswal sa Mindanao:

A Photo Art Exhibit By JOE PALABAO Reporter

Nationally renown artist-Tenny Torres explaining to BusinessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily Balita publisher Mr. Dante Sudaria his crowd-drawing art piece-Higaonon Weaver on Oil Canvass. Mr. Torres is commissioned by Mr. Sudaria to do a painting that reflects the 2nd Year Anniversary of BWM on June 8, 2011.

Davao tourism group set to visit Comval’s ‘The Haven’s Peak’ DAVAO City -- The Dabaw Tourism Operators Association (DABTOA) will be visiting the The Haven’s Peak Highland Resort in Maragusan, Compostela Valley for a familiarization tour. Chato Aranda, of the 829 One World Travel Express and DABTOA president, said they are truly excited to visit the The Haven’s Peak as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Davao Region. The group visit was planned thru the invitation of resort owner Edith Julian, who is also a member of DABTOA. Meanwhile, Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Art Boncato and City Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, committee chair on tourism of the Sangguni-

ang Panglunsod, were also invited, together with some friends from the media and the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI) and the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM). DABTOA group will also be composed of its vice-president Lino Lee of John Gold Group of Companies, secretary Susan Alvarado of 109 Ticket Zone, assistant secretary Maricar Plenos, treasurer Aida Avila of Pacific Blue Travel and Tours, assistant treasurer Sonia Acasio of Awrah Tours and Travel, auditor Jerome Camina of RCBC, PROs Anna Jane Montecalvo of ABS-CBN Bantay Bata and Darios TOURISM/PAGE 16

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 23 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF SALE EJF No. 2011-143 Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), mortgagee, with postal address at 104 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, against ZENAIDA L. TAWAGON, mortgagor, married to AZIS M. TAWAGON, with postal address at Block 14, Lot 8, Villa Angela Subdivision, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgaged indebtedness which as of March 31, 2011 amounts SIX HUNDRED FORTY FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY FOUR PESOS and 05/100 (P645,294.05) exclusive of interest, penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on May 30, 2011, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 25, Arch. Hayes Street, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for CASH and in Philippines Currency, the herein described property, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-88652 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 8, Block 14, Psd-104305, 017795 being a portion of Lot 3046-A, Csd-402-D) situated in the Barrio of Balulang, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, containing an area of One Hundred Twenty (120) square meters, more or less, and all other improvements existing thereon, registered in the name of Zenaida L. Tawagon, married to Azis M. Tawagon.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be on the next working day without further notice. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title of the herein described property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, May 2, 2011. For the Provincial Ex-Officio Sheriff: (Sgd.) LOVE M. VERDADERO Sheriff IV BWM May 16,23,30, 2011

“EXPERIENCE a colorful glimpse of the rich Filipino heritage of Mindanao in the forms of photographs and painting. This richness is evident on the subject and color, form and idea of beautiful artworks interpreted by the brilliant and known artists of Mindanao.” In line with the National Heritage Month Celebration, a weeklong photo art exhibit highlighted the event at the 2nd floor of the Lim Ket Kai Mall Center from May 21-27, 2011. Tagged as “Biswal sa Mindanao,” the exhibit show-

cases the ethnic culture of Mindanao highlighting the tribal people, their customs and the rich history of the island. It represents not only the preservation of the Mindanaoan culture but also the significance of ecotourism attractions. It also gives special reception of the Mindanao cultural heritage, history, natural wonders, values, socio-cultural and economic aspiration. The event offers the patron and patroness and lovers of art, a wide spectrum of notable interesting and quality artworks from the local artists in the Region including artists who through exceptional talent have suc-

cessfully shown their skills as promising artists. The art and photo exhibit served as a venue for the artists to portray images with a deep sense of history and cultural heritage with its boundless array of contemporary style and various art themes thoughtfully conceived and selected to enter to the different tastes of the viewers, the art connoisseurs, art enthusiasts and new collectors its experience the expanse of artistry and creative synergy. It projects the generosity of spirit, altruism and perseverance of the Filipinos and in so doing inspire unity among Filipinos in these most trying EXHIBIT/PAGE 16

DepEd holds teacher induction program cum training workshop By JOE PALABAO Reporter

THE Department of Education (DepEd) Region X, Liceo de Cagayan University (LdCU), regional training provider and the Teacher Education Council (TEC) conducted a five-day Teacher Induction Program (TIP) Cum Training-Workshop in English, Mathematics, and Science for newly hired elementary and secondary public teachers at the AVR 3 of the Liceo de Cagayan University (LDCU) the 9th batch last May 16-20 and the 10th batch on May 23-27. With the general objec-

tive of enhancing the teaching competencies of newly hired elementary and secondary public school teachers in English, Mathematics and Science, the teachers are expected to exhibit/demonstrate more interactive instructional strategies to facilitate classroom activities in developing the learners’ skills in English, Math and Science. Utilize practical assessment techniques to determine the proficiency level of the learners in English, Math ad Science. Devise enrichment strategies/activities to improve each learner’s performance; and demonstrate a strong commitment passion

and a commendable attitude towards the teaching profession as indicated in their Teaching Efficiency Rating (TER). In an interview, Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon-Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean-School of Graduate Studies of LDCU told Business Week Mindanao that the newly hired teachers of the Region are also inducted to the system of the Department of Education which is nonnegotiable in their lifetime commitment to serve the department in molding the students. To her credit, Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon is the Teacher Induction Program

(TIP) Project Proponent, Consultant and Director which for the last six (6) years since 2006 has become a Basic Program which is institutionalized and being annually undertaken by the Department of Education for the newly-hired teachers. As elucidated by Dr. Martina A. Brobo-LDCU Dean College of Education, and TIP Project Coordinator told Business Week Mindanao that in the Region, Liceo de Cagayan University is the provider of the training needs-the venue, logistics and the trainers along with the support of the Teacher DEPED/PAGE 16

MORE POWER to the Press Freedom celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club Greetings From:

CONG. PETER M. UNABIA First District Misamis Oriental


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cation Council (TEC). Representing DepEd during the opening program was Ms. Angelina Buaron-Regional TIP Coordinator and Education Supervisor. Distinguished plenary speakers were Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon-TIP Project Proponent/Consultant and Director, discussed about the Duties, Responsibilities, Accountability and the Challenge of a Filipino Teacher/Professionalism of Teachers and Personal Welfare and Education for Sustainable Development. Ot her plenar y sp e a kers included Ms. Wilfreda T. Famador-Chief Education Sup e r v is or, E lement ar y Education Division, Dr. Amor Q. de Torres-Memb e r, Te a ch e r E du c at i on Council (TEC) Mindanao, Dr. Luz S. Almeda-Regional Direc tor of D epEd, Dr. Fe. D. Opina-Directress, Academy of International Education )Multiple Intelligence), Mrs. Joan B. Gallaron-Principal, High School Department of Liceo de Cagayan University, Mr. Leonardo Eduave, Associate Faculty, Graduate Studies, LDCU, and Mrs. Juvy T. Importante of Piligrim Chr istian C ollege SpEd faculty member. S c i e n c e Tr ai n e rs - D r. Lynette Ejem, Prof. Luz. D. Mangaron, Dr. Beatriz C. Garcia, Dr. Cora T. Asa, Engr. Felix L. Nistal. Mathematics Trainers- Engr. Zita I. Dales, Mr. Jerome N. Ramirez, Dr. Sol Guco Simbulan and for English Trainers- Prof. Lina C. Hidalgo, Dr. Maribel G. Valdez, Dr. Fe D. Opina, Ms. Demetria May T. Saniel and Mrs. Medarda B. Galarita. The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr. Yol Bryan C. Yu-2011 Ginoong PRISAA First Runner-Up under the tutelage of AVP for Finance LdCU, Mr. Jose Z. Valdehueza. A total of hundred participants coming from Camiguin, Gingoog City and Iligan City attended in the 10th Batch and the last Batch of TIP for the School Year 2011-2012.

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moments in preserving our true heritage. Biswal sa Mindanao was a convergence of known artist here and abroad like realist artist, Tenny Torres whose artworks are sold out and being appreciated i n Eu rop e - Nor w ay a n d Ireland and some parts of the world. The extraordinar y works of Architect Melbourne “Cocoy” Paano which grasps realism as the stronghold for his artworks whether it be in realism or abstractionism, whether it be in painting or architecture. The extraordinaire artworks of Ryan Casino of Deri Huse, Edgar Daguinotas, Bo Daclan, Jun Lacerdo, Marigold Ramos-Garrido, Cleofe Jabines-Paguidopon, Sharon Lee Casino,

the mesmerizing works of Bobby Lagsa and the new artist to watch Jun Camacho w ho s e wor k O l oy ’s Paradise 11 encapsulates the pristine rivers of CDO and its untouched nature depicts real preservation of nature And the crowd drawer painting of Tenny Torres depicting a woman Higaonon Weaver-Oil on Canvass with strands of abaca fiber-marvelous and so extraordinary. The week long display of artworks was brought by Limketkai Center, the Department of Tourism X, NCCA, Deri Husi and Congressman Rufus B. Rodriquez.

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Mindanao . Mindanao 2020’s thrust to address the island’s health challenges als o mir rors President Aquino’s commitment to strengthen the government’s medical programs. He said that the government has allotted a total of Php7.1 billion pesos for the health facilities enhancement programs and another Php5.7 billion for the upgrading of our rural units and barangay health centers across the country. “We have launched the Iligtas sa Tigdas ang Pinas campaign which aims to immunize 18 million children in the Philippines ,” President Aquino added. He noted that the government has so far vaccinated 11.8 million children. Almost 10,000 nurses were also deployed in the targeted poor communities that are part of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The low income communities in the country were identified in order to make health programs more accessible for them. “In support of the national government’s poverty reduction initiative, we also make sure that Mindanao will get its fair share in terms of resources to provide Mindanawons easy access to responsive healthcare and keep the entire population in good health as envisioned by the Mindanao 2020,” said MinDA Chair Luwalhati Antonino.

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types: forest tour or banana plantation tour. The forest tour is not far from the beach. Actually, it is a 60-hectare secondgrowth forest. It is home to herons, egrets and other birds. Monkeys and wild pigs also abound. One way of enjoying the forest is through its Twilight Safari, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Guests stay at the edge of the forest and wait for the animals to come out and forage. Its newest forest attraction is the elevated walk or e-walk. Actually, it is a series of several hanging bridges. Each hanging bridge is about 22-25 meters. From the ground, the elevation is about 18 feet. While walking on the e-walk, you can see various forms of organisms and plants. If you’re lucky, you can see various species of birds. If you prefer the Banana Plantation tour, you will have an opportunity of learning a bit of history and science as you go through Hijo Plantation, the first plantation in the country to export bananas to Japan.

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Relatado of GMA Davao, board members Jimmy Llames of Philippine Retirement Authority, Ronald Go of Eco Trans, Beth Bacalso of D’ Leonor Hotel, Doming Ang of Marina Tuna and Alona Uy of Tagum Tourism Council. pna

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These ecological sanitation initiatives aim to help those at BoP by making available much needed fertilizer for plants to improve nutrition, income and biodi-

versity; prevent the spread of diseases due to open defecation; and prevent contamination of the water table and water sources. “WAND’s interventions are extraordinary because it does not simply look into the available means of intervention, but instead chose to very innovative, and rooted to the spirit of making the lives of the depressed masses to be better-off than what they are,” said Analiza Miso, project officer of Xavier University’s Sustainable Sanitation Center in Cagayan de Oro City. “I am so impressed how they touched the lives of people by boosting their dignity and self-respect.” A l r e a d y, v i s i t o r s fromother countries have expressed their desire to bring home Mr. Sayre’s EcoSansystem to their native lands. “By my observation, I think your work is very effective waste recycling, since you use all the waste from ecosan for fertilizer,” said Hong Sodaneath, environment officer for Live& Learn Education, Cambodia after a recent visit. “After I got back home to my country, I also want to make my project here to be like what you are doing”. “We are now actively seeking industrial partners in corporate, local and regional government agencies who are interested in utilizing our EcoSan innovations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and for compliance with mandatory requirements of regulatory agencies such as the rehabilitation of mined, quarried and logged over areas as well as providing the requirements of marginal residents displaced by largescale mining and quarrying projects,” Mr.Sayre added.

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lin, uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, petroleum oil products and milk and cream concentrates. “It is encouraging to note that despite the global economic challenges, Mindanao trade has remained bullish. The growth that we have achieved is needed to spur business and generate jobs for Mindanawons,” MinDA Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino said. Antonino said that while the recent tragedy in Japan might have an impact on Mindanao’s trade market this year, especially on the iron products, overall prospects for Mindanao trade remains positive this year as the full effects of the disaster is expected to bottom out in the next several months. pna

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from page 12 megawatts capacity to the 42.5-megawatt Sibulan facility. The project is slated for completion by 2012. Meanwhile, the company is setting aside P1.9 billion for the development of another hydro power plant in Davao. The plant, with proposed capacity of 27.5 megawatts, will rise in Tamugan, Davao City. Aboitiz Power is one of the largest private renewable energy producers in the Philippines. It has hydroelectric power plants in Ilocos Sur, Isabela and Benguet. It also operates geothermal plants in Albay and the Laguna-Batangas border.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 12th Judicial Region, Branch 21 Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte RE: PETITION FOR CANCELLATION SPL. PROC. NO. 21-433 OF ONE OF THE TWO “RECORDS OF BIRTHS” AND “CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTHS” OF “PACITA RODRIGUEZ CABIGON” ALSO KNOWN AS “PACITA RODRIQUIZ CABIGON” AND “NOE RODRIGUEZ CABIGON IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTER (LCR) OF LALA, LANAO DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES, PACITA RODRIGUEZ CABIGON,

ports of Mindanao’s organic chemicals and nickel ores also significantly increased at 90.06 percent and 60.08 percent, respectively. Organic chemical includes stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, and lauryl alcohol. Year-on-year data however showed a little decline in food-based exports like fresh banana, tuna and pine-

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apple. Last year’s banana exports registered a total of $ 317.3 million, down by 6.99 percent from $ 341.1 million in 2009. Tu n a a n d p i n e ap p l e exports dropped by 9.87 percent and 8.72 percent, respectively. MinDA said that the other top export products of Mindanao last year were organic surface-active agents, fruit and vegetable juices and iron ore conglomerates. The largest bulk of Mindanao’s exports went to the United States, which has remained the island’s biggest export market. In 2010, the U.S. received a total of $ 691.3 million worth of exports from Mindanao, cornering 24.89 percent of Mindanao’s total export income for the year. Japan followed the U.S. at 18.02 percent market share but exports in China almost doubled at 89 percent growth. Mindanao’s main exports to China are nickel ores, copper ores, coconut oil, banana and acyclic alcohol. Other promising export destinations for Mindanao are Netherlands, Germany, and South Korea. Meanwhile, rice remains to be Mindanao’s top import commodity which accounts for US$ 3,464 million or 19.46 percent of the total value of imports last year. Mindanao rice imports were mostly coming from Vietnam and Thailand. Other top import goods include wheat and mes-

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Petitioner. - versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR (LCR) OF, THE MUNICIPALITY OF LALA, PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES, Respondent. x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ ORDER A verified petition for Cancellation of one of the two records of births and certificates of live births of Pacita Rodriguez Cabigon, in the Local Civil Registry of Lala, Lanao del Norte, was filed by petitioner Pacita Rodriguez Cabigon on May 3, 2011, praying this Honorable Court that after due notice by publication and hearing, judgment issue GRANTING this present petition – by ordering respondent LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR (LCR) of the Municipality of Lala, Province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, to CANCEL petitioner’s “RECORD OF BIRTH” and “CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH’ heretofore mentioned which is now recorded as LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NO. 676 (H-77) in their “RECORDS OF BIRTHS”. Finding the verified petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing to AUGUST 3, 2011 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 Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte where the petitioner was born, 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 and Atty. Sergio J. Bantiles, Jr., Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte and Pacita Rodriguez Cabigon, of Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte. SO ORDERED. May 3, 2011. Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. (SGD.) ALAN L. FLORES Acting Presiding Judge BWM May 23,30, June 6, 2011


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Misor municipality opens Misor guv underscores people empowerment to fight poverty its ‘People’s Palace’ By GENESIS V. MONTERDE Contributor

BALINGASAG, Misamis Oriental – Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental has unveiled its newly built municipal hall, last week. Aptly called “People’s Palace,” meaning a large magnificent building, the edifice is pride to “Balingasagnons” as it may turn out to be the “most beautiful” municipal building, not only in the province but in the entire region. Mayor Alexis Salvacion Quina said it is named as such to give the message of appeal and welcome for his constituents and remind them that the place is made to serve them, during its blessing, last May 20, two (2)

days before its town fiesta on May 22 in honor of its patron saint, Sta. Rita de Casia. “It is rightly so for ‘Balingasag is a great town, with great people destined for greatness,’” said Quina, who has adopted the motto “Buhat Pasultiha, Ayaw Ang Sulti Pabuhata” (Let the Action Speak and Not Just Say the Words). C onst r uc t ion of t he building started in 2009 at a cost of Php65M, of which Php10M equity was provided by the local government unit (LGU) and Php55M was loaned from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP). The 2-storey building is uniquely designed forming a palatial shape, painted with light yellow making it very attractive and appealing to

Balingasag Mayor Alexis Quina during the inauguration and blessing of the newly built municipal hall dubbed as the “People’s Palace.” EXUPERIO S. ZAGADO, JR/PIA-10

the eyes. “As you get inside the hall, you will be mesmerized with the way it is designed. It is comfortably made to make it more spacious and lax, with a large chandelier at the center of the lobby hall,” Quina said. The comfort rooms are ver y exquisite and sanitary while the hall is also equipped w it h f unction rooms for special meetings and occasions. Quina assures his constituents that he would exert more effort for more improvements of their community, adding that, the People’s Pa lace is just a jumpstart of more development facilities that he intends to accomplish during his term.

By GENESIS V. MONTERDE Contributor

GINGOOG City – Gov. Oscar S. Moreno has underscored addressing poverty through people empowerment during the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Meeting, here, of Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Norte on May 26. The meeting was highlighted by the signing of a “Joint Statement of Cooperation” between the two PPOC’s in order to better address issues on insurgency. “To resolve the problems

on insurgency we must dig up its roots, which is poverty, and institute poverty alleviation program on priority areas,” Moreno said. The governor believes that by doing so, the government will be brought closer to the people living in the remote areas, particularly the indigenous people (IP) who are the most vulnerable group in rebel recruitment. “Through vibrant public service and participation of the government indigenous communities, there is no reason for them to affiliate with the rebels,” he said.

“The solution is within us and certainly not through the use of bullets but instead an active public service. Most importantly, we must do it all together. We are aiming to craft a better tomorrow for Mindanao,” he added M o r e n o , h o w e v e r, stressed that they cannot do it alone. It must be a collective cooperation among government officials in the local and national line agencies, he said. The governor is hopeful that the activity will also be replicated in the neighboring provinces like Bukidnon.

He believes that even poverty could not hinder his plans of achieving his goals for the town and looks forward for a day full of hope

and aspiration. “We have to look forward as one and exert effort not only for ourselves but for the people,” he added.

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Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar S. Moreno leads the blessing, inauguration and turn-over of newly-rehabilitated Gingoog Provincial Hospital. EXUPERIO S. ZAGADO, JR/PIA-10

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 28 Mambajao, Camiguin In the matter of the Correction of Entries in the Record of Birth of the Civil Registry of the Municipality of Catarman, Camiguin,

ANCHORMAN Rey T. Abacahin Rey Lebria Ronnie Waniwan Dondon Yrat Iran Mercado Ronnie Waniwan Ric Ociones Harry del Puerto

TIME SLOT 6:00 - 7:00 A.M. 7:00 - 7:30 A.M. 7:30 - 9:00 A.M. 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. 11:30 - 1:30 P.M. 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

SANTOS J. BENSAL PEDRO S. SANORIA RAMONITO B. CARCALLAS VERGELIO E. SAMBAS JERRY BILAR BEBETH ARO - TRAFFIC OFFICER

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Malou Sanchez Pole Petitioner, -versusThe Local Civil Registrar of the Municipality of Catarman, Respondent. X---------------------------/

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Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar S. Moreno visits patience during the blessing, inauguration and turn-over of Gingoog Provincial Hospital and ensures they are enrolled with PhilHealth. The province has enrolled a total of 193,000 beneficiaries with Philhealth.

Balingasag Mayor Alexis Quina on his speech during the grand opening of Lambangus Festival, an annual event with street dancing and free eating of grilled bangus.

ORDER Petitioner, Malou Sanchez Pole, is Filipino, 22 years old, single and resident of Lampuyao, Catibac, Catarman, Camiguin thru counsel, alleges, that she was born on February 11, 1989 at Lampuyao, Catibac, Catarman, Camiguin whose birth was duly recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Catarman, Camiguin as shown by her Certificate of Live Birth but which birth record erroneously recorded her Sex as MALE when in fact and in truth she is a FEMALE as shown in her Medical Certificate, issued by Dr. Gretchen L. Cabalang, Provincial Health officer II of the Provincial Health Office, 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 June 28, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: Office of the Solicitor General; Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin and Catarman, Camiguin and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin. A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week for three 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 27th day of April 2011. (Sgd.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA Judge BWM May 23,30, June 6


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BANANA Beach, as its name implies, is the world’s only beach resort inside a banana plantation. It is located in Barangay Madaum in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, or about an hour away from Davao City. Davao del Norte Vice Governor Victorio R. Suaybaguio, Jr., Regional Tourism Director Arturo Boncato, and Rosanna Tuason-Fores recently led in the inauguration of Banana Beach’s infinity pool with a resounding strike at the gong signifying good business, and hopefully, more tourist arrivals. What is extra amazing about the infinity pool are the seats built below the water near the sunken bar. So, it means, you can swim, sit down for a while, have a drink, and go back to swimming again. Tuason-Fores, chair and president of Twin Leisure Group, Inc. and concurrently vice-chair and chief executive officer of the Hijo Resources Corporation, said her company that built Banana Beach “nurtures nature today to benefit the generations of tomorrow.” Banana Beach is one living example of such vision. It is the world’s only beach inside a banana plantation with a 4.5-kilometer coastline, where you can do skimboarding, ultimate Frisbee throwing, beach volleyball, or build sand castles. For fine dining and fishing, you can drop by at The Spot (named as such because you have to find your own “spot” to do your fishing). Bangus, kitang, and lapu-lapu are some of the fish you can catch in the pond. But that’s not all. You can also walk under the co-

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