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Pagka da bes!

Serving a seamless society


The Economy

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Kadayawan called city’s ‘crown jewel’

INDAK-INDAK. Indak Kabataan Performing Arts Guild of Digos performs during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan competition at Rizal Park on Saturday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.]


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hILe DABAWeNYOS widely acknowledge the success of this year’s Kadayawan Festival (nine of every 10 respondents polled by edge Davao say so), they are not about to sit on their laurels and be content with what “is”---they are oozing with ideas on what Kadayawan “should be” next year. In the opinion survey, Dabawe-

DILG says

Focus on 10 tribes made the big difference Dabawenyos oozing with ideas on how to make Kadayawan better next year nyos bared why they want Kadayawan Festival for all eternity. Yes, Gerundia, some Dabawenyos want Kadayawan held even in Mars, should the scientific study launched by NASA through space rover Curiosity find the Red Plan-

et habitable by humans! Meanwhile, government and private sector leaders interviewed separately said that the theme focusing on the city’s 10 tribes made a big difference and set the celebration apart from other festivals held

urday. Davao City joined the list of the Top 13 provincial, city and municipal governments that gained the highest scores for the period 2009 to 2011 in the DILG-administered Local Governance Performance

Management System (LGPMS), which is being done annually. The PNA story said that LGPMS is a management and development tool that does not only enable local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in the

in the country. “Continue Kadayawan. It’s a great economic activity, exposure of new products to new markets and positive indigenous peoples’ image,” says Rogelio Paraiso Antalan, mayor for three terms of the Island Garden City of Samal “The Kadayawan Festival is a crown jewel that showcases the


Davao in top 10 performing cities Follow Us On


he Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has named Davao City as one of the Top 10 Best Performing highly Urbanized Cities in the country. This was bared in a Philippine News Agency (PNA) report released Sat-

delivery of public services, but also provides information on the state of local governance performance and their state of local development. “The honor comes as another shining star for the administration




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Ex-presidential bet lauds PNoy admin


By Jade C. Zaldivar


ORMeR presidential candidate Nicanor Perlas is all praise for President Benigno Aquino III. During his visit here to launch Liwanag World Festival which he co-founded, Perlas said the Philippines is experiencing improvement. “We are beginning to feel the change brought about by a better government. We know he (Aquino) is doing his best,” Perlas said in an interview at the Ponce Suites in Bajada. A recipient of the Outstanding Professional Award from Superbrand Marketing International last August 15, Perlas ran as an independent candidate in the 2010 bational elections. “his (Aquino) efforts are clear, but his people need to change too. PNoy

‘We are beginning to feel the change brought about by a better government’- Nick Perlas could have the best laid plans, but if the people working under him do not have the same vision, if they can’t see the big picture and all his efforts goes to waste,” Perlas said, adding that “strengthening the values of Filipinos” is the key to boosting the economy and improving the nation. “In the past administration, the dignity of the Filipino was very low. The Philippines was dubbed one of the most corrupt countries. When there is a projection that the country has no future it becomes self fulfilling prophecy,” he said.

The visionary also expressed optimism that the Philippines will be at par with other Asian countries like South Korea and Thailand. “We could make it if we continue to grow in the next 15 to 20 years, which means the crucial time is now. The leaders today, the society as a whole, should work together to reach that goal,” he said. “We have the resources, a strong work force. We may not be able to change the structure of the people of our country but we can change the inner attitude of the people,” he added, without elaboration.

24th CJ to be named soon


S the deadline for President Benigno S. Aquino III to name the Philippines’ 24th Chief Justice draws near, many are now crossing their fingers hoping that their own choice shall be the appointed one. The post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) was vacated with the impeachment and removal from office of then Chief Justice Renato C. Corona for culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust on May 29, 2012. Because the 90-day period within which the President has to make the appointment in the lofty position in the Judiciary will expire on Aug. 27, 2012, it is but interesting to know the profiles of the fortunate eight names included in the shortlist


Dabawenyo Tony Carpio tops shortlist of nominees of nominees submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to President Aquino. The shortlist of nominees was submitted two weeks before the deadline following the public interview conducted on the 20 nominees for the post. It was topped by one of the so-called “insiders” in the SC, Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio. Carpio, who comes from Davao City, was appointed to the SC on Oct. 22, 2001. Carpio was born on Oct. 26, 1949. he finished his Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) in 1970 and Bachelor of Letters and Laws (LL.B.) from the Uni-

versity of the Philippines (UP) as valedictorian and cum laude in 1975. he was managing partner of the Carpio, Villaraza and Cruz Law Offices from 1980 to 1992, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel from 1992 to 1997, and senior partner of the Carpio and Villaroza Law Offices from 1997 to 2000. On the other hand, SC Associate Justices Roberto A. Abad was born on May 22, 1944. he was appointed to the SC on Aug. 7, 2008. Abad finished his A.B. from the Manuel Luis Quezon University (MLQU) and LL.B. from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law as “Dean’s Lister” in 1967.

along the Mayo River suffering the worst damage. A resident in the area named Alex Bomboc, 42, who was herding his farm animals towards a safer place was swept away by the floodwaters and drowned. his family, however, was rescued by authorities who quickly responded to the incident. Landslides were also reported in the village of Don Salvador Lopez where a goldrush site is situated. Unconfirmed reports say some 70 landslide inci-

dents occurred in the subvillages of Kagisukan and Sta. Cruz which rendered the road unpassable for all types of vehicles, forcing small-scale miners to walk about six hours to reach the barangays’ poblacion. Some 50 families are presently housed in the Mayo evacuation center. Mati Mayor Michelle Rabat said they have already sent relief goods to the victims, adding that those living within geohazard areas will be relocated anytime soon. [BOT]

Farmer dead, 100 plus displaced by Mati flood

farmer died while more than hundred others were displaced in at least two barangays in Mati City, Davao Oriental on Thursday after a flashflood hit the area following the appearance of a waterspout in nearby Mayo Bay. Reports said a he waterspout was sighted shortly before five o’clock in the afternoon of August 16. Minutes later, a flashflood ravaged the villages of Don Salvador Lopez and Mayo, with those located

WATCHING. Senator Koko Pimentel appears absorbed in watching the performances of the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan competing deligation at The Rizal Park on Saturday with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Liwanag World Festival slated in Davao in 2013 T

he first Liwanag World Festival will be held in Davao City next year. Seven foreign and 15 Filipino speakers will banner the event that will have as topics business, politics and the economy. “This means a lot for Dabawenyos to have the Liwanag World Festival held here,” said City Agriculture Office (CAO) head Leonardo Avila III. Liwanag is jointly organized by the city government and the global movement MISSION (Movement of Imaginals for Sustainable Societies Through Initiatives, Organizing and Networking). From January 29 to February 2, 2013, the festival will be held at the Philippine Women’s College here. Other schools have shown interest in streaming the discussions online and showing them to their students. Some Liwanag’s speakers are well-known authors Barbara Marx hubbard, Joseph Jaworski; Margaret Wheatley; Seth Jordan; and Neale Donald

Walsch. Global organization leaders are also expected to attend, like Dylan Wilk, CeO of human Nature, author of “harnessing Nature to Advance human and Societal Needs”; and Michelle Long, executive director of Business as a Constructive Force for Building Local Living economies (BALLe). Speakers from Region 11 are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy and home-grown artist Kublai Millan, who has earned international recognition as a sculptor and visual artist. Personally inviting Liwanag’s speakers, coorganizer Nicanor Perlas said the local speakers were chosen for their track record, their efforts in improving the country, and the values they hold. “We’ve had festivals, discussions like this before but for the first time we’re taking it out of Manila because you have such a rich culture here and have continued to develop,” he said. Liwanag will showcase a daily celebration of mu-

sic (indigenous and diverse cultural expressions), art exhibits, artistic performances, organic food markets, parallel workshops, panel discussions, rituals, and a global conference. Perlas said the workshops, discussions and conferences will explore themes on social entrepreneurship, good governance, creativity and sustainable development, micro-finance, multiple intelligent education, socially-engaged spirituality, the new science and leadership, and many other themes. Liwanag’s speakers include: Secretary of education Bro. Armin Luistro; - Lanao del Norte representative Fatima Aliah Dimaporo; Manila Archbishop Chito Tagle; lawyer Alex Lacson; Gina Lopez, managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation; Maria Ressa, journalist and author, and Nicanor Perlas, co-founder, Movement of Imaginals for Sustainable Societies Through Initiatives, Organizing, and Networking (MISSION); and Tony Meloto, founder, Center for Social Innovation. [JADE C. zALDiVAR]

he Philippines has won two gold awards in an international eco-tourism expo in South Korea for showcasing a unique pavilion that drew 800,000 foreign visitors with its recycled materials, corals and real sand from Boracay and other popular Philippine beach resorts. The three-month tourism festival in Yeosu, South Korea attracted 8.2 million tourists and visitors from across the globe starting May 12 and drew the participation of countries from Asia, the Middle east and europe, organizers said. With the theme “The Living Ocean and Coast,” the eco-tourism event aimed to shed light on

how oceans and coastal regions worldwide could be protected and sustainably harnessed for ecotourism. The event also carried the sub-themes of “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Ocean and Coast, New Resources Technology, and Creative Marine Activities.” The Philippines won two golds in two pavilion exhibit competitions called Creative Display and Theme Development, which were participated by 11 countries, including Mexico, egypt, Lithuania, Vietnam and Brunei. Lithuania and Mexico brought home the silver and bronze, respectively, for Creative Display while Tunisia and Vietnam

brought home the silver and bronze, respectively, for Theme Development. The Gold awards were received by Philippine Organizing Committee Commissioner General and Tourism Assistant Secretary Domingo Ramon enerio III and POC Secretary General Gwendolyn Batoon. The committee also had representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of environment and Natural Resources, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, the Department of Budget and Management and the National Commission of Culture and the Arts.

PHL bags 2 golds from SoKor eco-tourism expo T




PAINTING-LIKE. An array of colorful wrappers forms a painting-like backdrop for a sales representative who is waiting for customers at the Abreeza Mall. [LEAN DAVAL JR.]

Trade policy hub to rise in Mindanao on Friday


he Mindanao Trade Policy Center (MTPC) will be launched in General Santos City next Friday to push the business sector’s agenda in helping shape the economic growth in Southern Philippines.

MeAnne Lunasco, project officer of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Mindanao (PCCI-Mindanao), said the launching would be the highlight of the forum on the ASeAN Regional Integration, which is ex-

pected to materialize in 2015. “The MTPC will serve as the policy center for Mindanao business chambers. It will facilitate the advocacy programs that the Mindanao chambers are channeling to the government for possible intervention,” she said. She was referring to the “Mindanao Business Policy” submitted to the Office of the President after the annual Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCon). The MinBizCon is one of the major annual busi-

ness events in Mindanao that was started in 1991. It gathers business and government leaders to discuss issues confronting the sector as well as to promote the investment climate of the island. The United States Agency for International Development, through its Growth With equity in Mindanao program, has been supporting the MinBizCon since its birth. Lunasco said the MTPC would also act as the information center for the ASeAN Integration



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Sharks tracked by surfing robot A

surfing robot is being used to track great white sharks off the coast of California, US, by marine scientists. The mobile transmitter is the latest addition to an extensive programme of electronic tagging. Researchers aim to finetune 12 years of results with the self-propelled craft and raise public awareness of the area’s diverse wildlife. Shark fans are able to follow the animals’ movements via a free app for smartphones and tablet computers. The project is led by shark expert Professor Barbara Block from Stanford University, who describes the area off the coast of San Francisco as the “blue Serengeti”, comparing its underwater highways to the migratory routes in Africa. her latest project follows on from a 10-year programme dedicated to tracking predators in the Pacific Ocean using electronic tags on creatures ranging from seabirds to turtles. The study revealed that the waters were a hotspot for a variety of species which frequent the area de-

pending on the season and water temperature, many migrating between Mexico and Canada. According to Prof Block, the great white sharks in particular demonstrated an “incredible homing ability”. But to further investigate their behaviour, she required a “mobile observatory”. “Across the planet the goal of oceanographers and biologists alike is to observe the ocean in as much detail as possible,” she said, explaining that unobtrusive equipment is the key to accurate data. After first hearing about the “environmentally friendly” unmanned technology developed by the Silicon Valley based company Liquid Robotics, Prof Block said she became “infatuated”. The bright yellow sharktracking robot designed by the company consists of two parts - a glider that descends 23ft (7m) down into the ocean with a surfboard above. The glider has a special wing system that converts wave energy into forward thrust to keep the robot moving through the water. It also has a receiver that

The unique shark-tracking robot picks up the audio signals from the sharks’ electronic tags. The surfboard carries the rest of the scientific instruments, including the satellite link that allows researchers to accurately pinpoint the animals’ locations. When a shark or other tagged animal encounters the robot, their position is recorded and relayed back to the research team. They have also placed

a number of fixed buoys mounted with underwater audio receivers known as hydrophones to form a listening network in known hotspots. In the first week of its release the team report that the robot has picked up five great white sharks. ‘Sharks in your pocket’ In the lab, the team have not only analysed the results but shared

them with the general public. Using funding from a Rolex Award for enterprise, Stanford researchers developed a way to deliver the data in an appealing way to those without a scientific background. The resulting app, Shark Net, allows users to follow the sharks’ movements in real time as well as viewing videos, photos

and interactive 3D models of the animals and learning about their life history. “It’s sharks in your pocket,” said Prof Block, “It gives us the ability to connect the public with what’s happening off the coast of California.” According to Prof Block, raising awareness of the abundant marine wildlife off the West coast of North America is key to protecting it.

ULLY convinced that environmental protection and conservation are lifetime responsibilities of every human being, house Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability Chair and Iloilo City Congressman Jerry Trenas strongly proposed their inclusion in the education curriculum “to start things right.” Trenas lamented that even highly-learned and supposedly enlightened citizens on environmental protection still commit basic mistakes that contribute in the destruction of Mother Nature. he noted that the thousands of tons of garbage that found its way at the Manila Bay before and after the onslaught of the Monsoon rains that flooded Metro Manila and nearby provinces is a grim reminder that the people still has a lot to learn in environment protection such as proper disposal of wastes. “Our people, even with some who are thought to have a high degree of environmental consciousness still commit such simple lapse of judgment because we have yet to assimilate the full concept of environmental protection and conservation in our dayto-day lives. This is the reason why we have to impart and inculcate the importance of protecting Mother earth at the earliest possible time,” Trenas explained. “Nobody is exempted

from the responsibility of caring and protecting the environment because it is what makes the world livable and meaningful. We should start teaching our young on the values of environmental protection. ” Trenas said. Trenas noted that environmental protection and conservation has evolved into a complex and a broad subject matter which requires a long and continuing process of practical and scientific understanding. “ Protecting Mother earth is not just about planting trees and segregating wastes. It has become a subject that involves a compilation of scientific disciplines, from human psychology to ecology, biology and chemistry. We are seeing the beginnings of environmental science as a distinct field of specialization,” Trenas added. Providing the young with the right mindset on environment protection “can start at home and in school to make them aware of the importance of a clean and green earth.” Making environment protection and conservation regular subject in schools will truly pay-off five to ten years from now, Trenas said, noting that young people assimilate the good attitude towards the environment when given the right dose of training and practice every school day.

Fish welfare to get hi-tech boost with automatic alerts F S

CIeNTISTS are looking to develop a system that can identify when fish used in laboratories are under stress. The project plans to adapt technology designed to provide an automated alert system for sheltered accommodation residents who need urgent help. The number of fish used in procedures is rising, with half a million being used in procedures during 2011. The research is being carried out by scientists from the universities of Liverpool and Chester. “It is an adaptation of a capability that had already been created by engineering colleagues at Liverpool,” explained Andrew Cossins, head of the university’s Institute of Integrative Biology. “It was set up some years ago, and... it could be used to

monitor, in an unattended way, the behaviour of people in a residential home.” Fish welfare The technology, known as the Merton Intelligent Monitoring System, used a video camera to monitor and record where people moved, and build up a picture of “normal” behaviour patterns. If someone displayed behaviour deemed to be outside the norm, for example if they fell over, the system’s software would recognise this and automatically trigger an alarm to summon help. “That data can be processed to extract information that allows you to differentiate behaviours,” Prof Cossins told BBC News. “This is what we are seeking to adapt for use in a zebrafish aquarium.”

Zebrafish are one of the dominant “model” species used in scientific procedures.

he explained that zebrafish, along with mice, have become “one of the dominant models for biomedical investigations worldwide”. Zebrafish are particularly valuable in research terms because they can be genetically manipulated to mimic or “model” many diseases. “More recently, people are starting to use the fish in drug-testing programmes,” Prof Cossins observed. “While they are eggs and developing embryos, you can [employ] drug screening programmes... and you can look to see, for example, if you are disturbing development.” The project’s lead scientist, Dr Lynne Sneddon from the University of Chester, said the system would represent a “major leap forward in fish welfare”. “This development of non-invasive behavioural and physiological measurements will allow researchers and animal carers to accurately diagnose whether a fish is in pain or distressed, and intervene accordingly,” she said. Prof Cossins added that the system would be able

to help those such as lab technicians who were not animal behaviour specialists to identify whether a fish was behaving oddly or not. “Using this novel monitoring system, we shall understand whether changing the environment and handling of zebrafish alters their activity, such as swimming, feeding, posture, face shape and social interactions. he added: “We will test the theory that an enriched environment better equips fish to respond positively to stressful situations. “Ultimately, this work could help the scientific community refine and reduce experiments on millions of fish worldwide.” however, he acknowledged that the team still had “a lot of behavioural work to do”. The three-year project received £440,000 funding from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), which was established in 2004 by the government in an effort to evaluate the use of animals in procedures licensed under the UK’s Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act.

Solon proposes environmental protection in school curriculum



Mobile apps introduced to Mindanao SMEs A

global information and communication technology company has introduced mobile applications specifically designed for small and medium enterprises (SMe) in a summit in Davao City last week. Darren Rushworth, country managing director of SAP Philippines, a large enterprise software application company, said these mobile solutions depend on the kind of business but the most commonly purchased is the basic business application. he said most of mobile applications that SMes in the country purchased are those that are used for inventory of stocks, approval systems, purchasing and financing. “Mobile phones will be the main way people access technology. In the future, SMes will be using more mobile phones to do their computing and buying, instead of laptops and desktops. Desktops are almost dead. Laptops are taken over now by tablets and mobile phones altogether. Absolutely, I think that’s the future,” he said. The software that the company provides, he continued, is a development platform, which means the user develops his or her application and does not have to worry about the device, its

brand and operating system. Rushworth said the users of SAP applications in this city have businesses that are in transportation, chemicals, health care, education, utilities, consumer’s products, retail and agriculture. Call or contact centers are also using these applications for leave application, recruiting, training, managing and other people applications, he added. The SAP SMe summit, with the theme “Innovation Starts Now,” had its third leg here after kicking off in Manila and Cebu in June, presenting to the participants trends and developments in the SMe sector. Bien Tolentino of Mustard Seed System Corporation, one of SAP’s 13 local resellers with only three in Davao, said cloud computing and e-commerce or online selling are the new trends among SMes. he said most of his company’s customers are from retail and distribution of goods and hardware businesses, adding that local support is being provided in its seven branches in Mindanao, including Davao and Cagayan de Oro. The main product promoted in the summit is

SWEATY. A towel vendor tries to entice sweaty spectators of “Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan” to buy his products along Bolton Street on Saturday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.]

the SAP Business 1, which is a fully integrated application designed for SMes, which can be used in mobile phones, Tolentino said added. SAP’s other resellers likely participated in the summit, particularly Fastrack, Ansi, and Kaisa Consulting. Its partners were also there – ABM Global Solutions, Cisco Philippines, Dell Philippines, Orix Metro Leasing and Finance Corporation, Panduit Lamco and Questronix. [Lorie Ann A. Cascaro / MindaNews]

CebPac opens more routes in Mindanao F

LYING 10 destinations in Mindanao to Manila and Cebu, Cebu Pacific is opening new routes to service different areas in the island. Cebu Pacific area manager for Mindanao sales, Dina A. Garcia, said starting Oct. 5, the airline would pioneer direct services between Davao and Butuan and DavaoDipolog and ZamboangaCagayan de Oro flights on Oct. 20. Cebu Pacific will also launch direct Cagayan de Oro-Bacolod and General Santos-Iloilo flights in November. Garcia, during the

opening of the Mindanao Travel and Tours expo (MinTTe) that runs from Aug. 17 to 19 at SM City Davao, said their Davao hub connected Davao and the surrounding areas to nine destinations, including Puerto Princesa, Boracay, Dipolog and Butuan. Garcia said that the airline started in 1996 with a couple of domestic flights to Cebu and Davao. “But it is indeed more fun to be a travel and tourism player in Mindanao and with your support Cebu Pacific will continue to provide lower fares, di-

rect access for foreign and local tourists,” she said. She said connectivity was their concern now and even offer more travel opportunities for everyone. At present, she said they operate flights to 19 international and 32 domestic destinations or a total of 91 routes systemwide. “With CeB’s fleet expansion plans in the next five years or so, we are confident that the airline will be in strong position to be of service to more and more travelers in Asia and beyond,” she said. [PNA]

exporters have been urging the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in particular to address the continuing improvement of the peso against the dollar citing that this is hurting their sector. Also, National Scientist and UP economics professor Dr. Raul Fabella, during the same briefing, said strengthening of the peso is detrimental not only to the exporters but the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector as well. he said that India’s rupee had been depreciating against the dollar, thus, India, which is the main competitor of the Philippines in terms of BPO becomes more attractive. “The squeeze in the (Philippine) BPO industry is going to be considerable,” he said.

Relatively, Business Processing Association of the Philippine (BPAP) executive director for Finance and PMO Ronald Arambulo, during the same briefing, said the sector’s US$ 25-billion income target in 2016 was hindered by the continuing strengthening of the peso. The sector targets to provide 4.5 million jobs by 2016 and Arambulo said this endeavor would really boost domestic growth. “And so the concern is if the (foreign exchange) rate falls we will move but if the exchange rate starts to hover and stabilize for an extended period of time in the high and mid-30s then that growth is at risk,” he said. To date, the peso is trading at 42-level against the dollar. [PNA]

Manufacturer pleads gov’t to help exporters face peso strengthening


N official of a Filipino-owned manufacturing company is urging the government to help exporters address the continued strengthening of the peso against the dollar. Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corp. president Don Albert Cuesta, in a forum dubbed “New Paradigm on Foreign exchange Management” in Makati Friday, said local manufacturers were facing threats of closing down because of the decline in their competitiveness vis-à-vis foreign counterparts. “I appeal to the government to take a very hard look on peso appreciation phenomenon…Perhaps there is something to learn from more progressive industrial countries like Japan, Thailand,and Korea,” he said.


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AdDU determined to push K to 12 By Vicky Berdina M. de Guzman


teneo de Davao University (AdDU), a school synonymous to quality and excellence in education, is determined to push the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum. According to Ms Gina Lapaza-Montalan, PhD, dean of School of education, AdDU is now almost halfway in its preparation to implement the much ballyhooed new system of education which has been in the national consciousness since the assumption of Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III as President of the Philippines. Tasked to implement the new curriculum is the Department of education (Deped) headed by Secretary Luistro. Dr. Montalan said Ateneo is fully convinced of the benefits that the country, especially the students and their parents, would derive from this entirely n e w a n d very

different system of education. K to 12 will make its graduates globally competitive., she said. Apart from this advantage, the K to12 students shall have reached the legal age to work upon graduation, which means that they will already be qualified to work even if they choose not to pursue a 4-year college course. At present, only the Philippines and Bangladesh have not implemented the K to 12 curriculum. “There are three phases that we will follow in this new curriculum,” she said. “First is the Curriculum Development, second, the Policy Reformation and third, the Faculty Development.” The AdDU started the preparation by re-articulating the existing curricula

in the basic education unit that served as basis in the curricular development of the programs offered in the Senior high School, which is called the Career Academy in AdDU K to 12 model, Dr. Montalan said. The re-articulation would include the graduate and undergraduate curricular programs. “The first part of the preparation is basically on the curriculum re-articulation, she said, adding that “re-articulation is necessary because, as a university functioning as such for many years now it had a curriculum that it had been following from the Basic ed up to the college, even in the graduate program.” “We are almost completely done re-articulating the curriculum from Kindergarten up to the

Career Academy,” Dr. Montalan said, explaining that the Career Academy is equivalent to Senior high School. She bared that a student who has graduated from the Career Academy will be more equipped and prepared to tackle college work, saying that students are also presumed to have met the competencies needed to be developed in the basic education unit. “These competencies are well-defined in the College Readiness Standards set by the Technical Panel for General education,” Dr. Montalan said. She said AdDU is confident that a Senior high School graduate would be competitive within or outside the country, either for the college course or for work. After the student finishes the 11th grade, on his last year, he/ she will take a test

which would guide him/her what to pursue—go to college or find a job. however, the student is still free to decide what to do, whether the student took the prework track or the pre-college track. Dr. Montalan said that the common subjects will be offered on the 11th grade, while the specialized subjects on the 12th. Aside from the re-articulation of the curriculum, the university will also re-tool and realign the faculty and re-formulate operation policies. For this, Montalan said Ateneo might need another campus for this purpose. She also added that the reform of the curricula opens the university to an enrollment Loss in the college level by SY 2016-2017 when there will be no first year college students who

are supposed to graduate in four years time (SY 2019-2020) as a consequence of the loss the first year enrollment in SY 2016-2017. But in spite of this, the AdDU is determined to push the K to 12 curriculum implementation. In addition to this, Dr. Montalan said, “we are after the students to be globally competitive.” however, the said enrollment Loss in the college are planned to be covered-up by the targeted enrollment population in Senior high school. Dr. Montalan said that in terms of evaluating a program, one must run for 5 years and for assessment, a program must run atleast 2 years. And so she could only give an assessment or evaluation regarding the K to 12 program after the valid years of being practiced or implemented.


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The familial consequences of insider trading Commentary By RoBeRt Boxwell




Law enforcers, lawbreakers

AYOR SARA DUTeRTeCARPIO may have appeared sweet and lenient when she was reported to have advised police officers not to smoke inside police stations, in reaction to reports that this highly objectionable habit goes on in police offices like business as usual. It could have been the fault of our headline writer that the story appeared lame, instead of giving an image of a stern mayor giving an ultimatum to erring law enforcers. Just the same, we believe that if police officers know what is good for them, they ought to heed the mayor’s call. Indeed, it is ironic and a shame that after bragging about being a hall-of-famer in the Red Or-

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chid Award, a coveted accolade recognizing local government units, government offices and hospitals that are strictly implementing tobacco control measures and promoting 100-percent tobacco-free environment, the city is publicized with no less than its police officers violating the law. There’s another no-nonsense lady behind the city’s anti-tobacco campaign who has been incensed by this mindless behavior of policemen. Dr. Domelyn Villareiz, action officer of the Anti-Smoking Task Force, has also gone ballistic over the issue and is expected to spring into action and capture some erring policemen. Policemen who are into this kind of foolishness should beware. ANTONIO M. AJERO Editor in Chief

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NYONe who thinks insider trading is victimless need look no further than the painful story of John Kinnucan. Approached at his Oregon home late one afternoon in October 2010 by two FBI agents looking to get him to cooperate in cases against some of his hedge fund clients, he refused and instead went public, loudly, in a battle against what he called the “criminal activities” of federal agents pursuing him. Last month he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of securities fraud. he will be sentenced in January and faces from 46 to 57 months under his plea arrangement. he has been in jail since February, unable to make $5 million bail. “There isn’t a single part of our life that hasn’t been affected by this,” his wife told reporters after the trial. “I was trying to help him, but it was tough.” An expansion of the usual definition of “victim” in insider trading is worth articulating. Insider-trading apologists often call it a victimless crime, but that’s sophistry. There are very real, identifiable losers on the other side of a crook’s trades. Lawmakers worldwide understand it, even if few enforce their laws as muscularly as the U.S. In 1990, 34 countries with stock markets had laws against insider trading. Today, practically all do. But another group of victims exists beyond the capital markets, victims whose suffering is rarely articulated: The families of newly minted insider-trading felons. The toll on their lives is often tragic. John Kinnucan’s case is the most recent, but it’s hardly unique. With Maeen Shaban of the University of Malaysia, I have been studying insider trading and many of the characters involved in it since the 1980s. The family stories are heartbreaking. Most inside traders aren’t people who have to scrape together livings, whose childhoods doomed or dimmed their futures in some way. They’re typically intelligent, well-educated and motivated. Many have had a privileged run in life. Think honor students who go to the elite colleges and business schools. Coming out, they feel as if they have the whole world in front of them. They’re likely to make more money in finance than they ever thought possible, if that’s their path. And they don’t equate themselves with a guy who robs a 7-eleven. But then they steal. In the scandals of the 1980s, the list of those convicted was filled with alumni of harvard, Wharton and Columbia, working in high positions at places like Goldman, Shearson and Drexel. This time around it’s no different. It would be tempting to suggest that if some of these guys had only asked their wives before deciding to break the law, they might not have done it, but some of them are wives. In the ‘80s, one of the last to be prosecuted was a woman who worked for Fidelity, a harvard-Radcliffe alumna, who accepted some cheap warrants from Drexel that were meant for her clients. In a UK insider-trading case this year, which might be the most heartbreaking of all, James Sanders and his wife Miranda were sentenced to jail concurrently - he for four years, she for 10 months, leaving their two young children behind. Sanders’s father was taped on a phone call asking him if what he was doing wasn’t insider trading. Sanders said no - and laughed. During the 1980s, judges went light on sentences. It was a newly prosecuted crime, and the people in the dock were Ivy Leaguers. The first to plead guilty, in September 1986, was an M&A specialist with a harvard MBA. he was called back into court to be released after eight months by a judge who thought when sentencing him that he would only have to serve four. Simply putting these guys in jail, even for a few months, was thought to be a powerful enough deterrent. One of his colleagues said at the time: “They really mean business. he seemed the least heinous of the gang; his career is already ruined, his life is already ruined and then they throw him in the can.” I corresponded with him recently. he was resilient. his career isn’t what it was, but he has one. he paid a heavy price, but he picked himself up. Good for him.



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Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr on Monday

VeR five million Filipino Muslims will join the entire Muslim world in the observance of eid’l Ftir on Monday, ending their month-long fasting. President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 455 declaring August 20, the Feast of Ramadan, as a regular holiday in observance of eid’l Fitr, which is celebrated by Muslims for three days after the end of their 30 days of fasting. In his proclamation, the President said the celebration of eid’l Fitr is “to promote cultural understanding and integration,” adding that “the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of eid’l Fitr.” “In order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country,” the President stressed. On Monday, Filipino Muslims in Metro Manila and other parts of the country will gather for an early morning prayer to celebrate eid’l Fitr. They will also listen to sermons in various Muslim mosques in the country, including those in Metro Manila. The end of the Ramadan marks the beginning of the eid’l Fitr. The Muslims believe that “eid” occurs on the first day of the Shawwal which is the 10th month of the Islamic

SpeCial Feature By Ben Cal calendar. “According to the history of Islam and traditions on the last day of Ramadan after sunset, people start sighting the crescent moon. As soon as the moon (hilal) is spotted, the celebration for eid’l Fitr begins for all the Muslims. Ramadan is said to be the holy month of Muslims. It is believed that the holy book Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad during this month. It is also believed that during this month, the “gates of hell are closed and the gates of heaven are open,” according to Muslim tradition and history. It is also believed that Ramadan is Allah’s own month. Another event which took place during the month of Ramadan was the battle of Badr between the inhabitants of Mecca and Medina. “It’s the month to thank Allah for what he has given to human beings, thereby saying no to food, drink, smoking and sexual activities during daylight and all the Muslims devote themselves to pray to Allah. Once the crescent moon is sighted, it’s the time to break the fast and get over with the Ramadan month and celebrate eid’l Fitr,” it says. Islam, which is predominant in the Middle east and in the horn of Africa, is the

world’s second largest religion with over 1.6 billion followers after Christianity, according to the Pew Research Center based in Washington. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, followed by Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. [PNA]

‘Ramadan is said to

be the holy month of Muslims. It is believed that the holy book Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad during this month. It is also believed that during this month, the “gates of hell are closed and the gates of heaven are open,” according to Muslim tradition and history.’



Sumptuous slice of Davao’s history

eRTAIN things are constant in life and never more so in tradition and culture-loving Davao. As in most tradition, there are patterns at work here. At the beginning of the season, the Dabawenyos celebrate with grandiosity and enthusiasm the ‘Araw ng Dabaw, then very soon the ‘Kadayawan Festival.’ The beauty of these celebrations, as of any events, is of course that it mystifies all expectations and offer not only fun and merriment, but likewise lessons in history. FOUNDING CULTURe AND TRADITION OF OUR CITY - It’s not hard to spot tourists and frequent visitors on one of the city’s routes during the ‘Kadayawan sa Dabaw’ floral float parade. While the locals were the ones shouting and screaming, with their faces focused on those movie and entertainment personalities, foreign tourists and visitors from other places meanwhile are chattering, snooping and photographing away – an entertaining way to learn more about the city and its people. Strategic points of the parade included the commercial centers in the downtown districts and the purpose of that is to give the excited and thrilled spectators ample view of their preferred fruit and flower floats, dance contingents and a glimpse of their favorite movie and TV stars. There is so much excitement out there, so the key is to make the commemoration of next year’s affair and the year after far better than today. The city government, private and business sectors should invest in things that will always provide yield – revenues derived from trade exhibits, agro fairs, bazaars, entertainment and tourism endeavors. Next year’s concept perhaps will be the same, though some deals and other approaches might even be larger because that is how we lure tourists and visitors. We must always be creative, innovative, nice and entertaining. There is really no difference whatsoever. Festivals are festivals all the country and all over the world. We just love being part of it – definitely and in a good way. For us, it’s great because in all our boasting about Davao City’s urban diversity, we never seem to forget the founding culture and tradition of our city. Ironically, the cultural and traditional influence of the indigenous tribes has waned dramatically in the past thirty years due to the massive influx of immigrants. It’s actually nobody’s fault. Reality includes some incredible difficulties – sadness and pain. But it’s commendable that we’re the kind of people who don’t just vaguely want to see our tribal brothers and sisters confined in isolation, but rather goes out and reach out to them. Dabawenyos from all walks of life celebrated the annual Kadayawan festivity in honor of the different ethnic tribes in the city. Many of us will at least get to remember that the indigenous people started the celebration many, many years ago as a thanksgiving to the deities for their bountiful harvest. True enough, as the indigenous people ‘rejoined’ society, it is now incumbent upon our present officials to look after their welfare and their responsibility to make them feel they’re part of civilization, and expose them to a little more of life – blissful life, though. The past few years have seen a renewed interest on the part of our city officials in this type of fare – witness the revival of a culture and tradition where the various ethnic tribes are at center stage. More importantly, the Kadayawan celebration is, by and large, successful and excellent – a sumptuous slice of Davao’s history rendered in a detailed memorable period. For festival aficionados and eager tourists and visitors, seeing and watching this celebration is like opening the treasured book of history – looking great, colorful and glorious revealing all the splendors that the festival’s set designers and costumes creators could contrive by mixing it with a modern twist. And that’s precisely the point. The significance of the Kadayawan festivity becomes more evident as we see it whole through the floral float parade, ethnic dances, fruit and flower presentation, indigenous craft, trade exhibits and agro fairs, among others. So we look forward to the next Kadayawan festival – with more innovations, more twists, and cultural and traditional facts waiting to be discovered by the new generation.


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12 MOTORING Isuzu unveils

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Alterra Urban Cruiser X


he 4th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) is proving to be an excellent venue to showcase the strength and the optimism presently experienced by the country’s automotive industry. Organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers in the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), the biannual PIMS runs from August 16 to 19, 2012, at the World Trade exhibition Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. PIMS is also serving as a spectacular way for Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) to display its product range as the company’s vehicles take to the show’s spotlight. Lined up at Isuzu’s booth are six models: the 2013 Sportivo X, the

Crosswind XS, the 2012 DMAX Boondock 4x4 Special edition, the 2012 D-MAX LS 4x2 Special edition, the NhR cab with Flexi Truck body option, and the 2013 Alterra Urban Cruiser X. “The Philippine automotive industry is presently experiencing positive growth,” said IPC executive Vice President Takashi Tomita. “Along with this, Isuzu Philippines Corporation is likewise maintaining a steady rise in sales and market share as we mark our 15th Inaugural Anniversary and as we intend to achieve a 13,000-unit sales target for this year.” At PIMS, the 2013 Sportivo X carries the theme “My Reliable Teammate.” The multipurpose

vehicle crosses barriers in the commercial vehicle segment with features like 15-inch performance alloy wheels, front fog lamps, chrome-plated power sideview mirrors with LeD turn signal lamps, a state-of-theart entertainment system, roof rails, rear spoiler, and a sporty spare tire cover. Ride comfort is ensured by dual air conditioners, leather seats, and Isuzu’s Flex Ride MOVe suspension. Powering the Sportivo X is Isuzu’s 2.5-liter turbocharged, euro-2 compliant 4JA1 Direct Injection Diesel engine that has a maximum output of 85PS and a torque of 18.9kg-m. Next model on display is the Crosswind XS, which is themed as “My Respon-

sible Business Partner.” In the XS, the Crosswind AUV has evolved into a multipurpose five-seat transporter, which allows the vehicle to

carry more cargo—perfect for business-use like airport shuttles or service/delivery vehicles. But despite its multipurpose design,

ing automobile in order to deliver a combination of road performance and a sense of comfort to bring driving pleasure.

Toyota parades 86 TRD

Mitsubishi Previews Outlander, Mirage

soon. At their stand, Mitsubishi is showing off Mirage, Outlander, 19871989 Galant VR4 Rally Car, Lancer eX 1.6, ASX, Pajero, Montero Sport and Strada. Of course, the biggest news is the sneak peek of the Mirage and the Outlander. It’s understood that the former is expected to be released this November, while the latter will be “really soon”.


ITSUBIShI Motors Philippines is showcasing a total of 8 cars at the 4th

Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), with two of them upcoming models intended for sale

Mirage Mirage is a new type of global compact model which has been developed to MMC’s innovative “Global Small Concept” under which a single product caters to the requirements for an affordable entry-level model in fast-growing emerging nations as well as to eco-car requirements in advanced nation. Mitsubishi New Mirage embodies a new way of thinking in build-

All-new Outlander The all-new Outlander features outstanding environmental performance, returning fuel efficiency and CO2 emission levels which among the best in its class. Other features distinguishing the all-new Outlander include outstanding safety performance, stemming from the adoption of advanced safety technology, and high quality and user friendly interior. Furthermore the all-new Outlander will be equipped with an “eco-friendly driving system” that notifies the driver when he or she is driving at maximum efficiency. With this system the driver can choose to drive at maximum efficiency to enhance actual efficiency of the vehicle. Galant VR4 (Rally Car of Kenjiro Shinozuka) The Galant VR4 made its World Rally Championship debut in 1988 and won two rounds the following year, quickly becoming the most competitive car in the WRC. On its debut the car was quickest on 30 of the 48 stages – a sensational debut. The Galant VR-4 went on to win championships around the globe and was indeed a success as a rally car.


OYOTA Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) joins the 4th Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) with a “Fun to Drive” theme. The 380-square meter TMP booth will feature the new 86 TRD, all-new Camry, Innova and Fortuner TRD. TMP has also launched the 86 Aero variant and the limited edition Vios TRD at the said event. The 4th PIMS will be held from August 16 to 19, 2012 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Now on its fourth year, the PIMS, shall showcase a host of new products under the theme “Drive the Fun.” As the country’s biggest automotive company, Toyota, for its part, will make its booth spectacular by showcasing exciting sportier products. According to TMP President Mr. Michinobu Sugata, “Today we have shown you a glimpse of Toyota’s new direction. Ladies and gentlemen, this is only the beginning. We at Toyota are proud to bring you even more exciting vehicles in the future.”

the Crosswind still sports attractive features like a shark’s fin antenna, projector headlamps and beige vinyl seats.

Vios TRD Limited Edition In line with Toyota’s vision in bringing back the fun in its vehicles, Toyota launches the locally-manufactured Vios TRD Limited edition model. The sportier Vios TRD comes with 17” TRD alloy wheels, rear spoiler, muffler cutter and side skirts as standard. With huge upgrades for a lot less, customers will surely get unlimited exhilaration with this limited edition model.

86 TRD and Aero Variant Fueled by Toyota’s years of engineering, innovation and lengthy racing heritage, TMP showcases the 86 Aero Variant. Toyota’s goal is to create a unique rear-wheel drive sports car that is fun to drive. The 86 Aero features an aggressive front, side and rear skirts matched with a high-mount rear spoiler. Red trimmings on the steering wheel, shift knob, door handles and bucket seat adds a sportier flavor to the vehicle. In addition, Toyota Motor Philippines has announced that an additional 200 86 units will make its way to the Philippines from now until the end of 2012 due to the high demand for Toyota’s new sports car.




Del Rosario urges inclusion of all Mindanao in PRDP G

OVeRNOR Rodolfo P. del Rosario has joined Mindanao officials in asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include the whole of Mindanao in the proposed $627-million Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP). The governor pushed the proposal when he presented the resolution of the Program Advisory Board (PAB) of the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) to include all local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao in the PRDP, during the recent 8th World Bank Implementation Support mission in Quezon City. The PRDP is a replication of the five-year MRDP, which is funded by a $83.75-million World Bank (WB) loan, including about $40-million worth

of counterpart from the national government and the LGUs. Del Rosario, who is the president of the Confederation of Local Chief executives in Mindanao (Confed) and concurrent member of the PAB representing the league of governors, said the PRDP has substantial funds to cover all Mindanao LGUs. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala assured he would take into consideration the proposal of the PAB even if the PRDP plan has been formulated. At present, MRDP is operating in 225 of the 420 towns in all of Mindanao’s 26 provinces. The PRDP proposes to maintain the coverage area in Mindanao, while expanding the program to include Visayas and the southern part of Luzon.

ComVal’s outstanding BNS, a national entrant


A. Digna D. Tayong of Mainit, Nabunturan who is the outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) of Compostela Valley province is the region’s national entry to the 2012 Search for National Outstanding BNS being declared the regional winner. As a national competitor, the evaluation of her works and area of responsibility is included in the itinerary of the National evaluation Team who stayed in the province for 2 days last August 7 & 8. Led by the Department of health (DOh)-National Nutrition Council (NNC) executive Director and Assistant Secretary of health Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, CeSO II, the team was warmly welcomed by Governor Arturo T. Uy and the province’s officials particularly the municipal and barangay officials headed by Mayor Romeo C. Clarin of the Capi-

tal town, Nabunturan. Together with the party were Ms. Lorna O. Garcia of the College of human ecology (Che) in UP Los Baños and Ms. Maria Teresa L. Ungson, the Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of the NNC-XI, and the Presidents of the BNS Federation in Region XI. The feedbacking and an exit conference were done on the second day by the evaluation Team with the Barangay Nutrition Council and the government and non-government organization partners of Barangay Mainit. Asst. health Secretary Flores also expressed her impression and how she is inspired by the initiated Adopt-A-Child program of Governor Uy which is now on its 3rd wave of helping out those identified malnourished and severely underweight children in the province.

Fire officer killed, volunteer injured in Koronadal rescue drill accident


government rescuer was killed while a civilian volunteer is currently in critical condition after they accidentally fell off the city hall building in Koronadal City during a rescue drill Thursday afternoon. Senior Insp. Milo Manlabao, Koronadal City fire marshal, said Fire Officer 3 elwin Capalla and volunteer Carlos espartero were rappelling from the third level of the city hall build-

ing around 1 p.m. when the rope that they were holding suddenly gave way. he said Capalla, who is a member of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) station in Koronadal City, fell first from the building and died instantly due to severe body and head injuries. espartero sustained various serious injuries and was immediately rushed to a hospital in Davao City, he said. [ALLEN V. EsTABiLLO / MiNDANEws]

SUPPORT MISSION. Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario, 2nd right, at the 8th World Bank Implementation Support mission in Quezon City. [JOsiE JEAN RABANOs]

Bioenergy firm signs joint venture deals with 3 coops in Bukidnon, Lanao Sur


bioenergy company, Secura International Corporation (SIC), signed a joint venture agreement with two cooperatives in Bukidnon and one in Lanao del Sur today for the production of biodiesel from Napier grass and other biomass. engr. Danilo Manayaga, president and chief executive officer, signed contracts with Franscisco Abaton of the higaonon Indi Tribes Cooperative in Baungon and Democrito Comaling of the Tumanod Indi Napier Marketing Cooperative in Talakag, both in Bukidnon. A third cooperative, Landowners and Producers Cooperative of Bumbaran, Lanao del Sur, was represented by Datu haron Kalaw. Among the signatories was Damulog Mayor Romeo Tiongco, who chairs the ecogreen Integrated Resources, Inc., SIC’s local partner. Manayaga told MindaNews each cooperative has to gather landowners with a total of 2,000 hectares to be able to produce enough materials for the company to build a processing plant that converts biomass into biodiesel. he said they will be exploring possibilities in other Mindanao provinces, including Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, the Davao provinces, South and North Cotaba-

to, Maguindanao, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat. According to a briefer included in the copy of the event’s program, biodiesel is “chemically identical to petroleum diesel,” “directly replaces petroleum diesel,” and “carbon neutral if made from biomass.” The company also produces biocoal. The joint ventures eye to open plantations in “idle” lands, which Manayaga said are mostly owned by the indigenous peoples. he said their foreign investors are flowing in US$35 million to put up a plant in every 2,000-hectare area. The firm will pay P36,000 per hectare per year, or P3,000 a month, to landowners. Manayaga said a total of 17 cooperatives, most of them applying accreditation before the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), intended to sign a joint venture agreement with them with a share of 3060-10. he said 30 percent goes to the cooperative, 60 percent to their company, and 10 percent to the local business partner of SIC. But not one plant is in the drawing board yet, Manayaga said. he said they are still in the pre-development stage and are formalizing agreements with their partners.The process to

get permits and other requirements, he said, will follow. he admitted that even the application for a free and prior informed consent process is yet to be pursued. The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples was not represented in the signing, although representatives from the CDA and indigenous peoples’ organizations like the Bukidnon Unified Tribal Development Council of elders (Butridce) witnessed the event. Datu Inlantong erwin Marte, Butridce chair, reminded the audience in the contract signing to mind not just their personal but their collective good in the project. “Let’s check the cultural impact. Is this project likely to empower the Lumad?” he said when asked by organizers to speak. he expressed hope that the project will be done in “mutual cooperation” and will adhere to transparency so it won’t suffer the fate of earlier projects offered to the Lumad. he also challenged the Lumad to mind their development perspective since the project is a joint venture. “Let us check if having large plantations like this won’t compromise food security,” he added. Marte, however, signed the contract as

witness. he clarified to MindaNews that he did so to apprise SIC, not to mess with the Lumad as the council will side with the latter. Speakers in the event repeatedly mentioned attacks they got over the radio about some personalities who allegedly conned village folks using SIC’s name. Officials denied the allegation and introduced their “official” business partners. Francisco Abaton, a tribal leader of one of the three cooperatives who signed, welcomed the opportunity provided by the firm. “We accept the company to plant Napier in our ancestral domain,” he said during the project acceptance and commentary time. According an online profile in 2006, Secura claims it is “the only bulk manufacturer of natural ingredients in the Philippines.” “We utilize the latest bioprocess technologies such as chromatography, lyophilization (freeze drying), ultrafiltration and dehydration technologies to produce standardized extracts and pharmaceutical active ingredients,” the company added. The firm said they have a network of contract growers and own commercial plantations. [Walter I. Balane / MindaNews]


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beauty of Davao City. While it is quite expensive to host the festival, no public funds are spent. Consider the enormous economic benefits the city gets, including the promotion of Davao as a safe place to enjoy vacations in, a fun city to visit, where money spent is worthwhile,” enthused lawyer Leoncio “Nonoy” Villa-Abrille, past district governor Rotary International 3860. Nonoy said “in a big way, the festival’s various activities, including display booths, promote education to locals and tourists alike in understanding the cultures, arts, dances, fruits and faunas of the city. “Aside from developing our ingenuity and creativeness, the festival has become our strong identity as Dabawenyos, bringing us together despite diversity in strengthening our unity and solidarity as one people, a pride we cherish so much.... These are just a few treasures earned in having the festival stay with us,“ Nonoy, who belongs to a landed gentry, said. “Kadayawan is a venue to celebrate and to showcase what Davao has to offer. It is good for our economy,” A. C. Ooi, another businessmancivic leader, said. “The festival preserves the identity and culture of Davao even with all its economic development. I just hope for more unity among organizers and active partners to ensure the success of the festival, ” Rotarian Alvin Pinpin, head of Sycip, Gorres and Velayo in this part of the country. “Kadayawan started as a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of fruits usually happening in the month of August. Unfortunately, for years now, fruits like durian and mangosteen which made Davao City famous have become scarce and logically more costly. It would be nice if the local government can somehow extend assistance to the farmers and growers of these exotic fruits to ensure continuous abundance and harvestable in time for Kadayawan, This would be a premium reason for domestic and foreign tourists to come,” worries Benjo Tesiorna, a private law


practitioner. “Yes, I would like it continued. Kadayawan is a time for us to be grateful for a bountiful harvest hence a time to be happy, celebrate and enjoy. But I suggest not to make the event too commercialized and include activities that would remind us of the indispensable role of nature in our lives, and our responsibility to keep it giving us abundant harvests. We are so blessed to be living here in Davao City. Let’s do our share in making it more livable,” according to Mary Ann Fuertes of Interface Development Interventions, Inc. Fun-loving broadcaster Tek Ocampo suggests that lawmakers amend certain ordinances to make the city more-tourist friendly without compromising our culture. “I mean ordinances like the 2 a.m. liquor ban, the prohibition on wearing bikinis in beauty pageants, etc. Let the police do their job but not suppress the fun. It’s not more fun in Davao, it’s boring!” Tecnopreneur eriberto “Bert” Barriga Jr., executive vice president of ICT-Davao, Inc., says “this year’s Kadayawan celebration adds another feather to the cap of Mayor Sara and her team for putting everything again with a rousing success! The giant fruit basket at the launching, the Davao Life mobile app and online portal, the bigger prizes at stake for the different event competitions are proof that Davao’s Kadayawan continues to evolve with more surprises. With more and more visitors joining every year. Perhaps, a good and appropriate suggestion is to hold the big events i.e. Pamulak, Indak-Indak on one large venue where tourists and locals alike are accorded the same best comfort and amenities while enjoying the festivities. Congratulations to Mayor Sara, Vice Mayor Rody and the Kadawayan team!” Ms Sonia Garcia, former Tourism 11 regional director, has this to say: “Kadayawan is a celebration of what Mother Nature has given Dabawenyos –Mt. Apo and it its life-giving forces. Wisely harnessed, we now have geothermal energy, hydro power, rich volcanic soil that gifts us bountiful harvests all year round, fruits and flowers in abundance which allows us

to share with the rest of the world on top of which Davao has one of the best tasting waters in the world, so much to be thankful for and to celebrate. Continuing the celebration, however, presumes there will always be bountiful harvests, sweet-tasting potable water and clean energy. “Perhaps we need to refocus our celebration to the reasons for our bountiful harvests. We need to sustain not just use and abuse these life-giving forces now taken for granted. Let us continue to celebrate to remind Dabawenyos that nurturing our environment is the key to sustainable Davao lifestyle.” Photographer Rene B. Lumawag, a veteran of more than 20 years covering Kadayawan, Araw ng Dabaw and other festivals, said “I wish the aura of revelry was more. Main thoroughfares must appear celebrating with individuals and corporate occupants asked to produce their visual materials/tarpaulins of two or three prescribed designs. Locals and visitors alike should be instilled with that Kadayawan feeling. hire people who will study and execute. hindi puede organizers lang, they have a lot of other things to do.” “Maximize the participation of the tribes, Tap a tribe to host the main feature every year,” says C.Q. Francisco, Mindanao Times managing editor and reporter of BusinessWorld. Amy Bandiola Cabusao, Mindanao Times editor in chief, bats for history. She said “I suggest one of the big events next year is one that showcases Davao’s history from the time it was one undivided province to the present-day Davao Region. This would allow tourists and young locals to appreciate how this region evolved. Maybe later, Mindanao history, too.” “The Kadayawan Crafts Tourism Fair that was introduced this year seems to be a good side event since its drawing a lot of positive feedback and visitors who are charmed by what we have showcased. It can be adopted in the coming years on a bigger scale, happy Kadayawan!” says Mary Anne “Baby” Montemayor, ownergeneral manager of Villa Margarita hotel. “Nice slogan. But am won-

was signed during last year’s ASeAN summit. The ASeAN Community, which is expected to materialize in 2015, will be based on three pillars, namely, “a security community, an economic community and a sociocultural community,” the group’s briefer said. The formation of the ASeAN Community is expected to lead to the creation of a single market

and production-based region with a free flow of goods, services and capital, it added. The 2015 ASeAN Integration seeks to make the bloc a key player in international economy and politics like the european Union. The forum is in cooperation with the Sarangani Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.


programs and initiatives. It will also act as linkage for business chambers in Mindanao to face the ASeAN block as one market in Asia, she added. Ricardo C. Juliano, PCCI-Mindanao vice governor, said the ASeAN 2015 Regional Integration forum on August 24 seeks to increase the awareness of people in Mindanao on the ASeAN Charter, which






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dering why only 10 tribes mentioned. It’s as if Davao is made up of only tribal people and Kadayawan is a celebration that doesn’t include the rest of us. Though am certainly for its continuance, I just feel that lowlanders and those without tribe or nonChristian religious affiliations are not entitled to special privileges that our leaders grant them. Perhaps, it’s time we start thinking of ourselves as just Dabawenyos, or Filipinos, “ according to Simeon P. Marfori II, former president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. “I suggest a thematic celebration promoting environmental protection and organic agriculture,“ suggests lawyer Koronado Apuzen, banana cooperative leader. earlier, Gil Dureza of the Board of Investments, suggested that the management of Kadayawan study the Rio de Janeiro festivals which have global appeal and consider applying them here in the future. This developed as Tourism Region 11 director

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of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her father, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte---whose style of governance for nearly two decades at the helm has been largely credited for the progress of Davao City,” the PNA report said. The city is celebrating the 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival the whole month of August. In the highly urbanized cities category of the DILG ratings, the consistently top performers have been San Juan City (4.9); Puerto Princesa City (4.88); Iloilo City (4.87); Valenzuela City (4.85); Makati City (4.819); Angeles City (4.816); Tacloban City (4.77); Quezon City (4.75); Taguig City (4.71); and Davao City (4.7). The provincial winners are La Union, Cavite, Albay and Ilocos Norte. “I extol these local governments for their unwaver-

Art Boncato said that the focus on the 10 tribes is a wonderful way of reestablishing the true meaning of the Kadayawan. “This year’s festival, I believe, has focused on the core values of Kadayawan and that is the celebration of our 10 tribes and overflowing bounty,” Boncato said. he said that over the years, the celebration of the Kadayawan has shifted, bringing more focus on the 10 tribes that inhabit Davao City. he added the prestigious beauty pageant, hiyas ng Kadayawan, started off as a beauty pageant for all but was eventually limited to young women who represented their respective tribes. “Most definitely Kadayawan has established itself as royalty among the country’s festivals, setting it apart as the only festivity that extols both indigineous culture and produce of the fertile earth,” Boncato said. Meanwhile, tourism stake-

holder Mary Ann Montenayor said that the floral float and indak-indak, or street dancing, are still the biggest attraction of the festivities. While Davao City has yet to fully tap its tourism potentials, the Kadayawan Festival has started to put the city on the map. “This year’s theme of 10 tribes, 1 vibe made all the difference! It sets us apart from all the other festivals in the country for only the Kadayawan gives due tribute to our indigenous tribes who have contributed immensely to the charm of our destination. The tribes are rightfully the centerpiece of our celebration with thanksgiving at its fore,” Montemayor said. Aside from fully booked hotels, filled out restaurants, and increase in traffic, the increase on arrivals at the Davao City International Airport also manifests the growing number of tourists that attend the annual festival.

ing commitment to scaling up and maintaining the highest standard of public service delivery in their respective localities. Their shining example serves as an inspiration to others to strive harder in the performance of their mandates,” said DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo explained that local governments are being assessed and ranked based on performance area index ranging from one to five, with one as the lowest and five as the highest, in the following areas: administrative governance, social governance, economic governance, environmental governance and fundamentals of good governance, which include transparency, participation and financial accountability. A team composed of representatives from the national and local governments conducts the evaluation,

while results are validated by civil society organizations to maintain impartiality, he said. Robredo said LGPMS topnotchers do not only earn the distinction of being among the best performing LGUs but they will also have a greater chance to be nominated to the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi, which is conferred on LGUs that advance the tenets of good governance based on certain criteria, including the LGPMS. For 2011, the following are the top performing provincial and municipal governments with their corresponding LGPMS rankings: Provinces – Bohol (4.91); La Union (4.89); Cavite (4.88); Pangasinan (4.87); South Cotabato (4.864); Mountain Province (4.855); Albay (4.839); Bulacan (4.836); Rizal (4.832); and Ilocos Norte (4.828).


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Finding home at Aspen Heights

Home is where the heart is, and it is the dream of every Dabawenyo to be able to finally purchase their own house and lot. I was recently invited to the ground breaking ceremony of Davao’s latest property offering, Aspen Heights. An almost ninehectare, contemporary-Filipino themed, gated community, Aspen Heights is located at Cabantian, Buhangin, a short drive away from C.P. Garcia Avenue (better known as Diversion road. A landmark project by Steward Home Development Corporation, Aspen Heights offers affordable house and lot packages aimed at first home owners. “We promise to provide homes for an affordable price without sacrificing the quality of the materials and the design of the

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houses” says Robert Seng, President of Steward Home Development Corporation. This is evident in the contemporary, modern design of the houses that are simple and clean but are well detailed and finished. What is even more amazing is the price to own a house an lot at Aspen Heights. Ranging from P1.4m for a 40sqm, twobedroom bungalow on a 100sqm lot to P2.8m for a 88sqm 4 bedroom, two storey house on a 150sqm lot, Aspen Heights is one of the

more affordable choices for those planning to purchase their own homes. I think of myself as more of a downtown, condoliving kind of person, but to be able to breathe cool mountain air, and seeing greenery as far as your eyes can take you, it is hard for me not to consider living at Aspen Heights. Follow me on twitter @ kennethkingong for more adventures in Durianburg, foodie finds, and travel tips.


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Back to the future with Pop’s By Carlo P. Mallo

You CAn tell a person’s age by what he or she can remember about Pop’s.

If the person remembers the old steakhouse that has the pub feel with its booths, the person must be in his 30’s. If the person remembers Pop’s as a bar along Ilustre St., wherein people would spill over the sidewalk and hang out until the wee hours of the morning, the person must be in his late 20’s. But if the person remembers Pop’s as the ultimate dance club at Wheel’s ‘n more Drive along J.P. Laurel Avenue, the person must still be in his early to mid 20’s. For those who are still wondering, Pop’s is the resto bar that started in the mid 90’s and eventually evolved into becoming the ultimate dance club in the city during the height of the city’s party scene. A lot of party-going Dabawenyos remember Pop’s as having the best crowd, the best music, and the best lemon drops in town. It was just the place to be every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday on every partyphile’s calendar back then. Pop’s went through a lot of changes in the recent years, and now, as most of Davao’s partyphiles have also started

to settle down, Pop’s is going back to its core – the restobar that everyone loved way back in the 90’s. “We want to bring back the dining experience that a lot of people enjoy at Pop’s,” Bunny Lim-Sia said over a feast of good food at Pop’s on a rainy weekday. “It’s a place for people to dine and unwind after a long day’s work.” Together with Bunny, her husband michael, and her sister Beverly, we enjoyed a sumptuous feast of pork chops, smoked salmon sashimi, tenderloin tips, and gambas. And of course, it was capped with bottles of ice-cold San miguel beer. While Pop’s has a more

relaxed ambience now, it still retains some of the best things that it has been known for – good crowd, the best play list, and Albert – the guy who can make killer lemon drops. Just like the generation of party-goers who thumped,

fist-bumped, and got wasted at Pop’s the past decades, it has now come full circle enjoying what really matters most – good friends, good food, and yes, a bottle of cold beer. And one cant just imagine how life could go wrong with that.

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Johnny Depp’s ex-wife:

‘I was both in love and unhappy’

BREAK-uPS are hard to handle, and no one knows that better than Vanessa Paradis.

The stunning French actress and longtime love of Johnny Depp officially announced their separation in June, after two

kids (Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10) and 14-years together. Paradis previously told French Elle that she didn’t “want to talk about him [Johnny Depp],” but she has since shed light on the demise of her relationship with the

49-year-old actor in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Keep in mind, the magazine sat down with Vanessa just two days before the split was officially announced to the media. “Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we

have in life,” the 39-yearold beauty says. “Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it.” She continues, explaining that it is indeed possible to be in love and unhappy: “When you meet the love of your life, it’s just obvious and natural and easier,” she says before adding, “you keep learning all the time. Sometimes you could be in an unhappy relationship; you are very much in love with someone, but it’s making you unhappy and you think things can change and you can work it out.” Although Johnny and Vanessa seemingly tried to make it work (rumors were brewing for months before they officially called it quits), both are moving on and leading single lives. Johnny has since been romantically linked to his Rum Diary costar Amber Heard and has even been spotted jamming with Aerosmith in his spare time. As for Vanessa? Well, she seems more than ready to find a new man. “My type is obviously creative,” she reveals. “Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth.” You hear that, all burning eyed, pretty mouthed, creative fellas? Line forms here for the stunning French femme.

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William saves school girls SuRE, Prince William may look like a prince in military fatigues, but to one schoolgirl, he’s really a knight in shining armor. The RAF search-andrescue captain successfully piloted two girls, aged 13 and 16, to safety last night when they were left stranded off the Welsh coast. The elder teen girl was trying to help her younger sister when they got into some difficulties, and nearby surfers who spotted the duo quickly alerted authorities, thus cueing up the Wills-led rescue mission to pick up the pair. Kate Middleton’s hubby, who carries out his heroics under the name Flight Lt. Wales, was on duty when the call came through and he and his crew quickly boarded the

RAF Sea King helicopter and headed out to into Silver Bay, off the coast of Anglesey, where the distress call came in. The rescue was a success (when they got there, the 13-year-old was already safely back on shore) and while the girls seemed to suffer no more than some scrapes and bruises, the team still took the precaution of transporting them to a nearby hospital to get checked out. And, no doubt, to get over the double shock of not only being rescued, but being rescued by the future king of England. Wills qualified as an RAF pilot earlier this summer, and cut short his Olympics viewing schedule last week in order to get back to work. We can think of two people who are very, very happy about that decision.



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Enjoy al fresco dining at SM City General Santos

THouSAnDS of people from different areas of SoCKSARGen and Southern mindanao flocked to witness the opening of the newest and largest mall in General Santos City, the 45th Supermall of Sm Prime Holdings, Inc., Sm City General Santos on Friday, August 10, 2012.

The three-level shopping mall is occupied by various tenants and most of it is first of its kind in the City of General Santos and some are even first in mindanao. The row of dining establishments in the Al Fresco brings new taste for shoppers. Check out home of the original Savory Fried Chicken at Classic Savory, a tender juicy flavorful savory chicken with superior gravy sauce. Aside from Classic Savory, the comfortable and engaging décors of Antonio’s Bar & Grill will surely inspire

patrons to relish Antonio’s Filipino delicacies. Satisfy your cravings at Classic Savory or at Antonio’s Bar and Grill located at the Ground level of Al Fresco Strip. Second Level of Al Fresco Strip offers different cuisine. Try Tong Yang ShabuShabu & Smokeless Grill which offers Chinese and Japanese delights like sushi, maki, tempura, dimsum, and dumplings. Heat up the pot with your choice of six kinds of shabu-shabu soup base. For shabu-shabu and barbecue, there are shrimps, crabs, shellfish, sliced meats, lobster balls, among others

to choose from. other food tenants at Al Fresco Strip includes Giacomino’s, Grab a Crab, Congo Grill, nadies, Razons, Taku Sushi, Crabby Patty and Café Amore. The approximately 400 sq. m. interactive water fountain with pulsating center jet which can reach as high as 12 meters will definitely add up the romantic ambiance as you gratify your food cravings only at the Al Fresco Strip of Sm City General Santos. Like Sm City General Santos (official) on Facebook for event and promo updates.


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F you want to cut down the cost on your monthly electric bill, focus more on the biggest energy users first rather than worrying on items that don’t use much electricity. On top of the list is the air conditioner. Air Conditioners (AC) consume much more energy than any appliance at home. hence, Davao Light and Power Company listed down five simple tips that you could make with less air conditioning. Raise the temperature. The cooler the temperature the more energy is being used. each degree below 25.5C will increase its energy usage by 3-4%. Consider using ceiling fans. This can make you feel 3 to 8 degrees F cooler, allowing you to dial your AC to a higher temperature

and still feel just as cool. Wear a cotton shirt. This works even better if you combine it with a fan. Take a shower. This can keep you cool for quite a while afterwards. Replace your old aircon. These old models consume 30-50% more electricity than the new ones. When buying a new AC, look at the energy ratings such as the eeR (energy efficiency Ratio), the higher the eeR the more energy-efficient the appliance is. Being energy-efficient at home is good, but knowing which of your appliances should be dealt with more in energy saving is best. For more energy saving tips, please visit our website at www.davaolight. com and like our facebook fan page Davao Light and Power Company (official).

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Groups, UNICEF to report child rights violations


ITh the help of the United Nations Children’s Fund, child rights advocates here have vowed Wednesday to submit a report to the National Security Council (NSC) cases of alleged violations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Rius Valle, Children’s

Rehabilitation Center (CRC) advocacy officer, said their report will focus on two incidents of using children from villages in Magpet, Noth Cotabato as guides by the military to track camps of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. “We will report these cases to the National Se-


curity Council, so that appropriate actions will be done at the national level because the local government failed to help the victims,” he added. Officials from the local government could not be immediately reached for comments. early this month, CRC, Kabiba Alliance of Chil-

dren’s Concern and human rights group Karapatan conducted a fact-finding mission in Barangays Basak and Bagumbayan in Magpet. Valle said they conducted the fact-finding mission following a report about the two boys-- JunJun, 13, and Kim-Kim, 12, (not their real names) from


foR: CoRReCTIon of eRRoneouS enTRy In The CeRTIfICATe of lIve BIRTh of JoSePhIne CAWAyAn TunGCAlInG

In The MATTeR of The PeTITIon foR The CoRReCTIon of enTRIeS In The MARRIAGe CeRTIfICATe of DAnIlo GoMIA AnD JoSePhIne R. MAGlAnA



-versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DAVAO CITY, Respondent. X =========================================X



oRDeR A verified petition having filed by petitioner assisted by counsel prayed that this honorable Court will order the local Civil Registrar of Davao City to correct the erroneous entries over the Certificate of live Birth of JoSePhIne GoShI TunGCAlInG particularly, over the following entries: Child 3. name father 7. name


Mother 12. name RAMonA CAWAyAn

SP. PRoC.CASe no. 12,100-2012


Petitioner Josephine M. Gomia, filed the instant Petition, praying that after due notice and hearing, an order be issued to the office of the City Civil Registrar to correct the entries of Petitioner’s Marriage Certificate from (a) DAnIlo GoMeA, (b) 24 yrs. May 5, 1959, (c) DoMInADoR GoMeA and (d) veRonICA DuRITAn to (a) DAnIlo GoMIA, (b) 24 yrs. May 1, 1959, (c) blank or unknown remarked and (d) veRonICA GoMIA. finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set hearing of the Petition to october 1, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning , ordering all interested persons, to appear on the said date and to show cause, why this Petition should not be granted.

24. Date and Place of Marriage of Parents (for legitimate birth) october 21, 1962 october 23, 1962

Petitioner is directed to publish this order, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, prior to the date of hearing in a designated qualifies newspaper of general circulation, pursuant to Presidential Decree no. 1079.

finding the said petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, it is hereby ordered that said petition be set for hearing on November 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM on which date, time and place, all persons who are interested may appear and show cause if any, why said petition should not be granted.

furnish copy of this order, to the Clerk of Court, Regional trial Court, Davao City for raffling of the publication.

let a copy of this order be published in newspaper of general circulation at least once a week for three (3) consecutive issues at the expense of the petitioner. The local Civil Registrar, Davao City, and the Assistant City Prosecutor are cited to appear on said date of hearing, in order to show cause, if any , why said petition should not be granted.

So oRDeReD. Given this 18th day of July, 2012 at Davao City, Philippines.

(SGD) evAlyn M. ARellAno-MoRAleS Presiding Judge

So oRDeReD. Davao City, Philippines, July 20, 2012

(edge 8/13,20,27)

EMMANUEL C. CARPIO Presiding Judge

Sitio Boay-Boay, Basak--who were allegedly forced to the guide troops of the 57th Infantry Battalion (IB) last July 15. It was only during the fact-finding mission that we learned about a similar incident that happened last March 29 involving RonRon, 16, and Jong-Jong, 15, (also not their real names)

from Bagumbayan, Valle said. “As child rights advocates, we condemn the act of involving civilians, especially children, in military operations such as forcing them to guide the troops in search for the revolutionaries because it is a violation of their rights,” he said. [LORiE ANN A. CAsCARO/MiNDANEws]

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11th Judicial Region BRANCh 12 Davao city


SP. PROC. NO.: 12, 140-12


This is verified petition for Judicial Recognition of Certificate of Divorce of the marriage of Jemily Sapa-hara with Seiichi hara, filed by Jemily Sapa-hara, through counsel, praying that upon due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered recognizing the Certificate of Divorce of petitioner’s marriage to Seiichi hara on May 11, 2007 at the house of the Minister at 233-A JP Rizal Street, Project 4, Quezon City.

Finding the verified petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of this petition on OCTOBER 01, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

WheReFORe, Petitioner is hereby directed to cause the publication of this Order at her expense, in a newspaper of general circulation in the City and three (3) provinces of Davao, once a week for (30) consecutive weeks.

Petitioner is further directed to furnish the Office of the Solicitor General a copy of this petition. Likewise, let a copy of this Order be furnished the Local Civil Registrar, Davao City.

Any person interested or who seeks to oppose the instant petition may appear to state why the petition should not be granted. SO ORDeR.

Davao City, Philippines, July 30, 2012

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1,500 runners in Caltex Delo Run R

UNNING BUFFS will have another field day on Sunday as the Caltex Delo Kadayawan halfMarathon hits the South side of the city’s streets for Kadayawan’s major running event. With the city’s central area ready to roll for the Kadayawan’s main attraction, the Pamulak Floral Float Parade, runners take it to the South side with the 21-kilometer footrace starting and ending at a new route that is sure to test running enthusiasts. Adidas and Timex are the respective official sportswear and timer of the Kadayawan race. By far, registration has swelled beyond expectation with already 1,500 runners signed up. The Caltex Delo Kaday-

awan race flags off at 5:00 a.m. this Sunday beginning and ending at Caltex Station along ecoland West Drive. “It’s going to be one of the most exciting Kadayawan races ever,” said race organizer Kenneth Sai of Vantage Sports. A big group of runners will come from Team Davao Runners, Team Titans Davao and Manila, Team Koronadal, Tagum Runners and USeP Runners. The Caltex Delo-sponsored race is an accredited event of the 27th Kadayawan Festival which will also culminate with the Pamulak sa Kadayawan this Sunday at the city’s main streets. All runners will receive a race kit of singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate and snacks.



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eFeNDING champion Jose Maria College clobbered John Paul II College Saints, 111-61, as the Kings notched their third straight win in the ongoing Mayor Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte - 27th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Men’s InterCollegiate Basketball Tournament Friday afternoon at the Ladislawa Gym. Joshua Adalid fired eighteen of his 26 total points in the first period as the Kings took a commanding 26 points lead, 38-12, after ten minutes of play en route to a brutal rout of John Paul by 50 points in their Group B

match. The outcome was unexpected as both teams entered the game undefeated and the group leader Saints were on a three game winning streak. The win put the Kings in a right track to finish No. 1 going to the crossover semifinal round. They had one game left in the classification round against the win-less MATS Navigators on Tuesday. John Paul could not get their game going as the Saints succumbed to the Kings’ fullcourt pressure defense. Despite the setback, they entered the next round as the Group B No. 2 seed with 3-1

record. Michael Canete and Allan Patulot had 11 points each for the Saints who are expected to face Group A leader holy Cross of Davao College Crusaders in the semis. In the other match, University of Mindanao Wildcats kept their final four hopes alive with a 96-61 win over emar human and environmental College. The lopsided victory is expected to boost the Wildcats morale going to their last two matches in Group A that would determine their chances to enter the semis. UM will take on AMA on

Monday and Agro a day after and the Wildcats needs to win each game to make it to the semis. emar lost its third consecutive game despite leading in the entire first half. Ateneo Blue Knights marched their way to the winning column by besting MATS Navigators, 7345. It was the first win of the Knights in three games behind the hot-shooting day of Paulos Dailisan. MATS absorbed its third straight setback in the tournament sanctioned by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Davao City chapter.

their first two games as a result, but bounced back to win seven straight, including a 14-1 thrashing of Westminster of Los Angeles in the final game to improved on their predecessors’ runner up finishes in 2008, 2010 and 2011. A team nurtured by the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) and Diliman Preparatory School (DPS) proved they own the country’s finest and the brightest pool artists by copping a total 70 medals, 22 of them colored gold, in the recent Singapore International Swimming Championships held two weeks ago in the island nation. Not to be outdone, another national squad, this time in karatedo, hauled down a silver and a pair of bronze medals in the Asia-Pacific Karatedo Championships held

also in Singapore. Over in Bangkok, the Ph memory games squad collected 10 gold medals in the Fifth Thailand International Open memory Championships and Mind Festival held last July 7 in the Thai capital. “I’m not saying that funding is totally not needed in our athletes attempts to bring honor to the county in the international sporting arena,” head coach Filomeno “Boy” Codinera told members of the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (SCOOP) during its public service forum Friday at the Kamayan Restaurant in Padre Faura, Manila. “What I’m saying is, the money intended to sports and athletes’ development should be managed properly and go to where it is intended for and not to the pocket of our sports leaders,” Codinera,

who was also in basketball, boxing, athletics and a number of other sports during his competitive days, said during the session sponsored by Powerade, AKTV and FILA. Former Senator Nikki Coseteng, owner of the Diliman Preparatory School and the top supporter of the Philippine Swimming League development program, agreed, saying mismanagement of the country’s sports program and corruption in the ranks of sports leaders are the biggest hindrance in developing world-class athletes. “In swimming, for example, a couple of years ago, the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA) was lucky to be a recipient of a P30million financial aid from PAGCOR, precisely to develop swimmers for this year’s London Olympics,” Coseteng recalled. (PNA)

Officials should properly manage sports fund, say Codinera, Coseteng

By Eddie G. Alinea


hILe the 11 athletes dispatched to the recent 30th Olympiad struggled and failed to bring home a single medal, other Filipino athletes made up from that London Games debacle by marching triumphantly in other fronts. The biggest victor was the Team Manila girl softball team which snatched the country’s first gold medal in the Big League World Series for softbelles 16 to 18-year bracket, despite competing shorthanded and without financial support from the government agency in charge of sports. The Manilenyas, known in the Little League international scene as “Golden Girls,” arrived at the tournament site in Kalamazoo, Michigan minus three players for lack of funds, lost

ANILA (PNA) -Boxing icon Rep. emmanuel Pacquiao (Lone District, Sarangani) is proposing the creation of a Philippine Boxing Commission (PBC) to provide and implement all necessary welfare incentives and benefits for professional boxers. Pacquiao, author of house Bill 6409, said the agency’s main objective is to focus on professional boxing and steer the skills and talents of young and promising boxers towards its proper direction. “Our country has produced world-class boxing legends like the great Gabriel ‘Flash’ elorde, and recently the likes of Nonito Donaire Jr., Donnie Nietes, Brian Viloria and the Velasco (Roel and Mansueto) brothers,” Pacquiao said. “Some boxers go into retirement deprived of any kind of financial assistance or access to medical care. Most often, we hear many of our boxing heroes who had brought honor and prestige to our country retire without pension benefits,” Pacquiao added. Pacquiao said the mea-

sure seeks to provide for a comprehensive health care benefits, alternative livelihood program, a system of life insurance, reliable death benefits, and other benefits for all boxers who competed and won in international boxing events. “Boxers risk their lives and limbs to excel in this sport. Some meet their untimely death during fights due to lack of safety and emergency medical services. It is about time that we give due attention and consideration to this sport and especially to our professional boxing champions,” Pacquiao said. Under the bill, all professional boxers shall be enrolled in the National health Insurance Program (Philhealth) to enable them to receive and avail of an adequate package of personal health services including, but not limited to, in-patient hospital care, out-patient care, emergency and transfer services, and other supplementary health benefits. The cost of premium contribution and monthly contribution shall be shouldered by the agency. (PNA)

ASKeTBALL’S increasingly global reach was showcased once again at the London Olympic Games, with perhaps the deepest international field ever produced. But FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, still sees room for growth. In an attempt to expand basketball’s worldwide popularity, FIBA is making a significant push for 3-on-3 basketball, which is commonly played at parks, playgrounds and schoolyards across the country. The group, which already sponsors a 3-on-3 world tour and world championship, is trying to establish a world rankings system that

could help the game become an Olympic sport. Perhaps as soon as the 2016 Rio Games. “Like volleyball has beach volleyball, swimming has synchronized swimming, we want three-onthree to be part of it,” FIBA Secretary-general Patrick Baumann said. A global three-on-three structure could allow smaller countries to participate in the Olympics, and FIBA hopes that might lead to a trickle-down effect in countries that are not traditional basketball powerhouses. Still, an expanded global reach for 3-on-3 basketball won’t make it easier to beat any team with LeBron James.

Fiba wants 3-on-3 in 2016



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