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Human trafficking

73 women, kids saved; 3 nabbed By Anthony S. Allada


HREE persons were arrested for illegally recruiting 73 women, including nine minors, who were rescued by authorities in Prosperidad, Agusan



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Victims mostly come from Maguindanao, North Cotabato and Cotabato City.

del Sur last Tuesday morning. The suspects, Nora Dipatuan Malagyan, Miguel Salvador and

Aslea Melo, are detained at the Prosperidad municipal police station in Patin-ay, Prosperidad.

The victims, mostly from Maguindanao and Cotabato City, were brought Friday night to the office of the Department of Social

F73 WOMEN, 10

CARNAPPING. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio (center) and P/SSupt. Gregorio R. Pimentel, Highway Patrol Group (HPG) chief, look on while Davao City Police Director P/SSupt. Ronald dela Rosa demonstrate how carnappers cut the wires for the alarm devices of vehicles during the presentation of arrested members of Baktin carnap group and the recovered carnapped vehicles at the Davao City Police Office on Friday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.]

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FDA warns vs spread of banned drugs Follow Us On


HE Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has warned anew on the proliferation of banned drugs peddled in the sidewalks of the Chinatown district, Davao City, the same products that were the target of previous confiscations

and arrests. Arnold Alindada, FDA Davao region director, said the banned drugs being peddled again were those promising to promote weight loss and enhance sexual potency. “There’s even a medi-

cal doctor here that suffered a colon cancer after taking big doses of that slimming drug,” Alindada said, without identifying the patient. The allowable presence of mercury should not exceed one part per million, “but

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the banned drug contained 1,000 ppm,” Alindada added. The FDA did not identify the origin of the banned drugs, although they could have been sneaked into the city using either the cities of Zamboanga and General Santos. MC/MindaNews


PROCLAMATION. YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association)-Davao election committee chair Pablo Gonzales (center) with members, Atty. Honesto Cabarroguis (extreme left) and Artemio R. Romero (extreme right) proclaims

Villa-Abrille tops YMCA elections


AWYER Leoncio “Nonoy” P. Villa-Abrille , a national leader of the Jaycees Senate, Rotary international and Ambassador Club international, topped the election of directors of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) of Davao during the association’s 41st annual corporate meeting at the YMCA multi-purpose hall last Saturday. Villa-Abrille is a member of the current board of directors and officers whose incumbent president (for two years now) is lawyer Antonio “ony”

B. Partoza Jr. others who made it to the board aside from Villa-Abrille, were Partoza, lawyer Ricardo V. Villegas, Jose B. Custodio, retired Regional Trial Court judge Jose B. Lopez and Edge Davao editor Antonio M. Ajero. Buddy Mark C. Salonga won as youth director. The elected directors were proclaimed by Director Pablo R. Gonzales Jr., election committee chairman. The newly elected and reelected members of the board and incumbent

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the newly elected directors, Edge Davao editor Antonio Ajero, Atty. Ricardo Villegas, Atty. Leoncio Villa-Abrille and Atty. Antonio B. Partoza Jr. Elected but not in photo are realtor Jose B. Custodio, retired Judge Jose Lopez and Youth


Director Buddy Mark Salonga. Photos at right show Comelec chair Gonzales assisted by Commissioner Romero and YMCA Davao General Secretary Sylvia Piedad, starts the tabulation of the votes cast.

3 solons’ P210-M PDAF not included in P1.6-B bonanza By Antonio M. Ajero


HE P70-million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of each representative of the House is not yet included in the P1.6-billion infrastructure funds set aside for the three congressional districts of Davao City in the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA) of Fiscal Year 2013. This was learned from congressman isidro ungab of the 3rd District, who said that he and two oth-

er members of the House representing the three districts will get a combined PDAF of P210 million for projects they have identified for FY 2013. ungab said that the PDAF is not the same with the P1.6 million total infra funds in the GAA that will go to the three districts. of the huge amount, the bulk –P742.7 million, or 46.21 percent, will go to the 3rd District, ungab said. The 2nd district

Surigao del Sur turned in his three other cohorts in Davao City after his apprehension Monday while aboard a stolen gray Toyota innova in Tandag City. The vehicle’s loss was reported Monday dawn by an executive of a banana plantation in the city. De la Rosa said the vehicle was traced by authorities through its global positioning system. He attributed a total of 21 carnapping incidents

to the group, 18 in Davao City and three in Tagum. De la Rosa said the arrests also led to the recovery of five cars comprising one each of Toyota innova, Hyundai Tucson, Honda Fit, Kia Carens and one Toyota Grandia van. ivestigators are looking for the alleged mastermind of the group identified by his cohorts as Ryan Yu alias “Baktin”. De la Rosa said said the group usually operates between 12 mid-

night and 2:00 o’clock in the morning, and have contacts with a car firm since through its leader, they can easily open target vehicles without breaking car doors and windows. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio urges victims of carnapping to cooperate in the filing of charges against the perpetrators even as she congratulated the police for a jobwell-done. PIA 11/Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

pretense of illness. He was escorted by Riu 11 chief Supt. Leonardo Felonia, deputy chief for intelligence insp. Crisente Evangelio and SPo4 Pio Saavedra in his transfer from the Riu 11 detention center at Candelaria, Ecoland, this city to Zamboanga City and from there isabela, Basilan. Taib’s detention at Riu 11 was kept secret until Friday because he was considered a high-profile personality with a P3.3 million reward for his arrest. Task Force Sanglahi, a special group created by PNP chief Gen. Nicanor Bartolome through a

directive from President Benigno Simeon Aquino iii, composed of Riu 11, PNP Special Action Force, and Philippine Air Force and in coordination with the Palimbang municipal police Station mounted an operation at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday that resulted to Taib’s arrest in front of Wal Primary School, Barangay Wal, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat. The arrest was by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Leo Jay Principe of the Regional Trial Court Branches 1 and 8 in isabela, Basilan for kidnapping and serious illegal detention. The case stemmed from

an incident that happened sometime in 2001 when Taib reportedly led the Abu Sayyaf group to kidnap and detain employees of Golden Harvest Plantation in Lantawan, Basilan. Sources said the victims were later beheaded, but authorities have yet to confirm this. other reports showed that Taib also participated in a series of bombing incidents in Mindanao and the National Capital Region. Taib reportedly disguised himself as a volunteer teacher and an encyclopedia sales representative that set him up to be at the school premises when he was arrested. [ASA]

represented by congresswoman Mylene Garcia will get a share of P527.7 million, or 32.83 percent, while the 1st district of Rep. Karlo Nograles will have a share of P336.6m million, or 20.94 percent. “Aside from our districts’ GAA share and our PDAF, congressmen can also access to other sources of funds in the national government, through the various departments like the departments of health,

agriculture, agrarian reform, education,TESDA, social welfare and development,” ungab told Edge Davao. “We can also get funding assistance from institutions and governments abroad, if they are convinced of our project proposals like solar power development, providing of water systems in communities not reached by the water district, computer units, among others,” Rep. Garcia added.

Police dismantle carnap group Man arrested


HE Davao City Police office announced the dismantling of a carnapping group that had been operating in the city since November 2011 following the recent arrest of its four members. Senior Superintendent Ronald de la Rosa, DCPo director said arrested were Hermie Tahom, Eddie Lopez, Jerry Paulino and Diego Macatimpag. Tahom of Tandag City,


Abu Sayyaf leader fakes collapse in police custody to avoid transfer


HiLE his family members were crying, an alleged leader of the notorious terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group who was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat faked a collapse as members of the Regional intelligence unit 11 of the Philippine National Police-intelligence Group were about to take him aboard a van that was supposed to take him to the Davao international Airport Friday morning. But Basal Taib, alias kumander Gonggong Sali or Jalil Adjal, was forced to board the vehicle where soon enough dropped all

‘stealing’ flag

By Anthony S. Allada


ECuRiTY personnel of the city government arrested a call center agent for allededly trying to steal a Philippine flag from the Davao City hall Friday dawn. But when 23-year-old Markxell inabiogan was brought to the nearby San Pedro police station, he said he had no intention of stealing the flag. “i just do not want the flag to get wet by the rain,” he told the police. However, retired policeman Anahaw, team leader of the city hall security team, inabiogan

was not authorized to lower the flag. The flag retreat, he said, is done every Friday afternoon. inabiogan was caught by security guards while lowering the flag from its pole. Security staff made the arrest on suspicion the suspect would replace it with something else. inabiogan is facing a theft charge even as authorities are still looking into other possible violations that he made with regards to the handling of the Philippine Flag. [ASA]

Davao City groups agree on alliance vs cybercrime law


ARiouS groups opposing Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act have agreed to form a citywide alliance against the controversial law. in a meeting Thursday in Davao City, they agreed to unify their initiatives to combat the cybercrime law through the alliance that they will soon launch. “it is better to have a unified stand to call for either the amendment or repeal of the law,” lawyer Carlos isagani Zarate, of the union of People’s

Lawyers in Mindanao and the second nominee of Bayan Muna partylist, told reporters. He said both the traditional and the new media, including bloggers, media practitioners and ordinary internet users, should be united because “the issue cuts across ideological lines.” “Everybody is affected,” Zarate added. He asked people not go easy on their campaign simply because a 120-day temporary restraining or-





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Hundreds of plants, animals added to ‘threatened list’ A

N island-dwelling cockroach and a tiny snail were declared extinct Wednesday while 400 plants and animals were added to a threatened “Red List” as global environment ministers met in india. The international union for Conservation of Nature (iuCN) updated its authoritative study on the state of biodiversity on Earth, saying 20,219 species were at risk of dying out. it added 402 species such as the Egyptian dab lizard and the Sichuan Taimen, a fresh water fish from China, to the “Red List”, which puts them in the threatened category. Two invertebrates, a cockroach from the Seychelles last seen in 1905 and a freshwater snail called Little Flat-Top from the uS state of Alabama, have moved into the extinct category since the last update of the bi-annual survey in June. “These are species that do not occur anywhere else in the world,” the iuCN’s director of biodiversity conservation Jane Smart said at a uN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) conference in Hyderabad, southern india. The report also showed that 83 percent of Madagascar’s 192 palm species, which the poor rely on heavily for food and housing, are at risk of extinction. They include the “Suicide Palm”, which grows up to 18 metres (60 feet) in height and dies a few months after flowering and producing seeds. only 30 mature specimens are known to exist in the wild today. A quarter of the world’s mammals, 13 percent of birds, 41 percent of amphibians and 33 percent of

BIODIVERsITy LOss. llustration of the main causes of biodiversity loss, with examples of endangered species. An island-dwelling cockroach and a tiny snail were declared extinct while 400 reef-building corals are at risk of extinction, according to the iuCN. The report set alarm bells ringing as more than 70 environment ministers met for talks on halting the depletion of Earth’s natural resources, with pressure for them to match political pledges with hard cash. There was also some happy news, however, with the iuCN saying eight species had moved out of the extinct category due to new sightings. They include a Tanzanian tree, Erythrina schliebenii, five types of mollusc,

TOP PRIZE. A collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) and Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO) bagged 1st place at the recently-held 5th KYRA Awards, which recognizes the country’s best fundraising campaigns. ‘Funding and Finding Ways for the Environment’ empowers BDO ATM cardholders to voluntarily donate PHP5 to WWF after each ATM transaction. Funds support climate change, food security and environmental conservation programmes across the country.

a dwarf toad from Sri Lanka, and Holdridge’s Toad, a species from Costa Rica. The gathering comes two years after uN countries approved a 20-point plan at a conference in Japan for reversing the worrying decline in plant and animal species that humans depend on for food, shelter and livelihoods. Execution of the plan has been hamstrung by a lack of funding and the Hyderabad talks are being closely watched for new financial commitments. Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev said

WWF enjoins all BDO cardholders to continue supporting its initiatives via the award-winning programme. From left to right are Sheila Faycan (Marketing Assistant), Honey Carmona (Individual Donor Program Officer), Sophia Dedace (Communications Officer), Reggie Olalia (VP for Marketing and Corporate Relations), Michelle Mohinani (Major Gifts Manager) and AJ Tapia (Corporate Relationships Manager).

plants and animals were added to a threatened “Red List” as global environment ministers met in India [AFP]

Wednesday that an expert panel had concluded that between $150-440 billion (115 to 330 billion euros) would be needed annually to meet the Japan goals, dubbed the Aichi biodiversity targets. Current conservation spending is estimated at about $10 billion per year. With a 2020 deadline, the targets include halving the rate of habitat loss, expanding conservation areas, preventing the extinction of species on the threatened list, and restoring at least 15 percent of degraded ecosystems.

“The cost of inaction is something that people have only just begun to appreciate,” uN Environment Programme executive director Achim Steiner warned. “When you run out of water, when you run out of arable land... and your rivers run dry, when your lakes silt up, when your fisheries collapse, then it is often too late to start talking about the value of biodiversity ecosystems.” The three-day ministers’ meeting comes at the end of two weeks of talks by senior officials from 184 parties to the conference --

REsCuED. A rescued gibbon undergoing rehabilitation at the Kalaweit sanctuary in Pararawen village. More

negotiations that delegates say have become stuck on the question of financing in a time of economic austerity. The convention, to which 193 countries are signatories, marks its 20th anniversary this year. it has already missed one key deadline when it failed to meet the target set to halt biodiversity loss by 2010. The updated Red list, assessing 65,518 known species of animals and plants, lists 795 as extinct and 63 as surviving only in captivity. [AFP]

than 400 plants and animals were added to a “Red List” of species at risk of extinction. [AFP]





Stat Watch

1. Gross National Income Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

5.8% 1st Qtr 2012

2. Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate (At Constant 2000 Prices)

6.4 % 1st Qtr 2012

3. Exports 1/ 4. Imports 1/ 5. Trade Balance 6. Balance of Payments 2/ 7. Broad Money Liabilities

USD 4,931 million May 2012 USD 4,770 million Apr 2012 USD -135 million Apr 2012 USD -209 million Mar 2012 P 4,580,674 million Apr 2012

8. Interest Rates 4/

4.1 % May 2012 P131,403 million May 2012 P 5,075 billion Apr 2012

9. National Government Revenues 10. National government outstanding debt 11. Peso per US $ 5/

P 42.78 Jun 2012

12. Stocks Composite Index 6/

5,091.2 May 2012

13. Consumer Price Index 2006=100

130.1 Jun 2012

14. Headline Inflation Rate 2006=100

2.8 Jun 2012

15. Core Inflation Rate 2006=100

3.7 Jun 2012

16. Visitor Arrivals

349,779 Apr 2012

17. Underemployment Rate 7/

18.8 % Jan 2012

18. Unemployment Rate 7/

7.2 % Jan 2012

MONTHLY AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATE (January 2009 - December 2011) Month Average December November October September August July June May April March February January




42.85 42.70 42.86 42.66 43.62

43.31 43.64 43.27 43.45 43.02 42.42 42.81 43.37 43.13 43.24 43.52 43.70 44.17

45.11 43.95 43.49 43.44 44.31 45.18 46.32 46.30 45.60 44.63 45.74 46.31 46.03

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Builders urged to veer away from substandard materials B

uiLDERS and contractors have more important roles to play in ensuring the safety of the public in general so they should be critical when choosing the products they use. “The use of substandard and uncertified construction products can affect your reputation so make sure you only choose those that have been certified in terms of quality and safety,” Philippine Product Safety and Quality Foundation, inc. (PPSQF) representative Alex Yanson said Thursday during

the Consumer Fair 2012 opening Program held at the NCCC Mall in Davao City. He said PPSQF is appealing to builders and contractors to think of the safety of the people all the time in the construction of their projects. More than ten companies have joined the fair and have made available samples of their products for the consumers to see. Among these companies are union Galvasteel Corporation with their roofing products, SMWPi Wood Products, inc with their plywoods, Tech-

no Trade Resources Davao with their water distribution pipes, Berben Merchant, inc. with their fire extinguishers and many others. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was the guest speaker during the event, called on the manufacturers to promote the welfare and interest of the consumers. She also advised Dabawenyos to be aware of their rights as consumers. “Consumer awareness is crucial as we strive to move forward,” Duterte-Carpio said.

She also urged the Department of Trade and industry to “create polices and an economic environment that will encourage Dabawenyos to grow their business and improve their capabilities.” She said consumers should know their rights and that includes the right to complain if they get products with substandard quality. Dabawenyos should also immediately file their complaints with DTi so that the manufacturers and sellers are apprised of the state of their products, she added.

Fishing season eyed in Davao Gulf F [LoVELy A. CARiLLo]

iSHERY officials are eyeing fishing seasons in the Davao Gulf in the face of dwindling fish produc-

tion. According to Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 11 officer in Charge Jose Villanueva they are looking at a 3-month closed fishing season for galunggong (big bellied round scad) and tuna species in the gulf. Villanueva said that according to his studies the problem with dwindling catch is fishery management in the gulf. Fisherfolks for example are using finer nets which nets very young fishes. About 40 to 50% of the catch have not reached juvenile stage. “These fisherfolks still has plenty of catch but the fishes are much smaller.” Villanueva said. The three month closed fishing season will give these fishes the time and opportunity to spawn eggs. The fishing season will only apply to the mentioned fish species, for closed seasons, fisherfolks can still catch species not included in the ban. once it is open season, these fishes can be harvested again. He cited the close and open fishing season declared in Zamboanga which is limited to sardines, as a measure to prevent overfishing of the particular fish species. Based on a 15-year old fishery study conducted by Villanueva as early as 1999 fishing has exceeded that of the maximum sustainable yield, which is ecological yield that can be harvested without reducing the base population of the fishery resources. under the implementing Rules and Regulations or iRR of the Davao City Fishery Code ordinance, the City has the power to implement closed and open fishing seasons within its municipal waters. Villanueva hopes that a unified program for municipal waters of the Davao Gulf can be adopted by the various local government units in the region. [PiA 11/RG ALAmA] DELIVERy. A laborer loads ice blocks unto a motorboat that he delivered later in a nearby island at Sta. Ana Wharf yesterday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.] as of august 2010

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sPORTs COMPLEX. Provincial Engineer Raul Mabanglo gives updates on the development of the P242-million sports complex during the live broadcast of PG Heads Hour last Friday from the Provincial Information Office (PIO) mini studio, Capitol, Tagum City.  Target completion date of the 11-hectare sports complex, which is now more than 72% complete, is November 30 next month, said Engr. Mabanglo.  As previously announced by Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario during the groundbreaking ceremony held 11-11-11 or November 11, 2011, inauguration of the sports complex is expected on 12-12-12 or December 12, 2012. 

Major features of the sports complex are the Olympic-sized swimming pool with warm-up pool, grandstand, and rubberized oval. These shall be made available to athletes of the upcoming Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet, the province having won as host in a bidding held recently in Davao City which the governor himself participated. PG Heads Hour is a program of PIO which aims to provide fresh information regarding the current programs, projects and activities under each department of the Provincial Government.  [Photo by oNDoy LAGuitAo]

Comelec sees more vigorous Davao Oriental elections W

iNNiNG in the 2013 elections in Davao oriental will be a vigorous pursuit as most candidates are running with rivals except for five who will be running unopposed. Data from the Commission on Elections (CoMELEC) Davao oriental office of the Provincial Election Supervisor shows that only top the offices in the Municipality of Boston and in the province are left without rivalry. Among those uncontested are the provincial governor’s seat which only incumbent Gov. Corazon Malanyaon is aiming for re-election, and the vice governor’s seat which is eyed unopposed by incumbent Vice Gov. Joel Mayo Almario. House Representative Thelma Almario of the 2nd Congressional District of Davao oriental is also running unopposed while only the mayoralty and the vice mayoralty seats in the Municipality of Boston are freed from rivalry among the town level top posts. Back at the provincial level, 10 candidates are vying for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Members seats allotted for the 1st District and also 10 candidates are running for SP seats reserved for the 2nd Dis-

trict. Winning for 1st District Congressional post is match between the incumbent House Representative Nelson Dayanghirang and Napoleon Sango. Meanwhile, to post municipal level elections in the 1st District of Davao oriental will become a fight of either two or more, except for the Municipality of Boston where the mayoralty and vice mayoralty seats are being aspired for one candidates, respectively. in Baganga, five candidates are contending for the mayoralty seat: Arturo Monday, Cecilio Monday, Belino Morales, Roy Nazareno and Ronie osnan, while three candidates are aiming for the vice mayoralty seat: Belly Agon, Edito Jualo, Ramona olea. A total of 29 candidates are in hot pursuit for a seat at the Sangguniang Bayan. in Manay, winning the mayoralty seat is a match between Jon Marco Dayanghirang and Ricarte Mamparo while a duel between Elpedio Crave and Alvino Manuay is up for vice mayoralty race. Fourteen are aiming for a seat the Sangguniang Bayan. in Caraga, William Duma-an and Alicia Mori are vying for the mayoralty seat while Alexander Sael and Belshazzar So-

brecary are in a match to win the vice mayoralty seat. A total of 19 candidates are pursuing for a seat at the Sangguniang Bayan. in Cateel, Wilbur Chua and Camilo Nunez are in a match to win the mayoralty seat while isidro Castro and Mariano Armando Carlos Dacuycuy are also in a duel to grab the vice mayoralty position. Eighteen candidates are aspiring for a seat at the Sangguniang Panlungsod. in Tarragona, contending candidates for the mayoralty seat are Romualdo Daruca and Nestor uy while aspirants for the the vice mayoralty seat are Ernesto Dapitanon, Edwin Matais and Merly Pusta. Nineteen candidates are running for a seat the Sangguniang Bayan. in the 2nd District of Davao oriental, top posts at the municipal level are all rivaled. in Mati City, winning the mayoralty seat is a match between incumbent mayor Michelle Marie Denise Rabat and Carlo Luis Rabat; the taking the vice mayoralty seat is also a fight of two: Ma. Glenda Gayta and Anthony John Eric Rabat while 26 candidates are aiming to pick a seat at the City Council. in Banaybanay, grabbing the mayoralty seat is a quartet fight

among Michael Raymond Angala, Catalina Bagayas, Lemuel ian Larcia and Adalia Tambuang while winning the vice mayoralty seat is a triad fight among Glicerio Patricio, Ryan Eric Santiago and Liezel Teves. in Governor Generoso, three are vying for the mayoralty seat: Arnulfo Andoy, Jerry dela Cerna, and Vicente orencia. Three are also aspiring for the vice mayoralty post: Prima Guiritan, Basser Musa and Katrina Joy orencia while 28 candidates are looking at the prospect of picking a seat at the Sangguniang Bayan. in Lupon, taking the mayoralty seat is a quartet fight among Paraluman Hager, Domingo Lim, Afran Quinones and Eva Quinones-Mandalupe while a trio fight among Ric Alinton, Santos Alonzo Jr and Bonso Barabag is up for the vice mayoralty race. A total of 27 candidates are vying for a seat at the Sangguniang Bayan. in San isidro, Apolinar Ruelo, Edgarflor Saulon and Justina Yu are in a trio fight for the mayoralty seat while Renefredo Gerona, Rolando Gonzaga and Carlos orito are also in a trio quest for the vice mayoraly position. A total of 20 candidates are aspiring to sit at the Sangguniang Bayan. [PIA 11/ Jeanevive Duron-Abangan]


Army to probe deadly clash A

top military officer ordered the immediate creation of a board of inquiry to look into the circumstances in the encounter between members 27th infantry Battalion and a group of heavily armed men 6:00 am october 18, in Purok uno, Sitio Aliong, Barangay Kimlawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur which left three civilians dead and one wounded. Brig. General Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th infantry Division said the Boi must look into the possible violation in the rules of engagement by the soldiers. He also directed the officers and men of the 27th iB involved in the incident to report to the division headquarters immediately for further investigation. initial investigation report revealed that members of the 27th iB headed by 1Lt. Dante Jimenez, commanding officer of the Bravo Company were responding to a report about the presence of armed men in the area headed by alias Daguil Capeon, when they were fired upon as they approached a nipa hut. The report said the soldiers fired back as five heavily armed men including Capeon withdrew towards Mt. Bololomot leaving behind three dead bodies, identified later as Juvy, Pop and John, wife and children of Capeon, respectively. Vicky Capeon, one of the daughters of Daguil, was wounded in the left ear and sought refuge in their

relatives. The investigation disclosed further that although Capeon’s family resided at Barangay Datal Blao, several kilometers from the encounter site, they would visit the older Capeon in his lair, one of the reasons why they were present in one of his hiding places at Sitio Aliong during the incident. Lt. Colonel Alexis Bravo, commanding officer of the 27th iB ordered the soldiers to secure the area and at the same time requested the Kiblawan Police Station to provide personnel from the Scene of the Crime operation to conduct independent investigation at the encounter site. He said Capeon’s group though small in number figured in several incidents in the past like the ambush on police personnel in Kiblawan and the series of killings of innocent civilians in the area. Bravo said Capeon’s group also clashed with soldiers in previous occasions. Soldiers recovered one hand grenade, one rifle grenade, empty shells of M-16 Armalite rifle and two pieces M16 magazines with live bullets during the clearing operation. Meanwhile, a Quick Reaction Team headed by Major obligado, commander of the 10th Civil-Military operations Battalion proceeded to the area to attend to the needs of the bereaved family in coordination with the Bongmal Tribal Council. [PIA 11/Joey Sem G. Dalumpines]

Miners turn CDO’s Iponan River Delta into a wasteland


ix barges working non-stop excavating for gold and several more hydraulic pumps tearing away whole mountainsides have turned the delta around iponan River in Cagayan de oro City, once a Class A environment teeming with life and vegetation, into a wasteland. This was the conclusion reached by officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Northern Mindanao and Sulog-one Sendong is enough, an environmental non-government organization, who met Wednesday to discuss the plight of the critically endangered iponan River. “The iponan River system is so poisoned that even tadpoles no longer live there,” said Raoul Geollegue, a former DENR official who is now an environment advocate. Rex Monsanto, DENR10 regional director for

mines, said what was once an idyllic waterway in the 1970s has turned into an environmental wasteland with the introduction of hydraulic mining in the river in the 1990s. Prior to that, Monsanto said panning for gold was the main source of livelihood for the people of the hinterland villages until traders introduced hydraulic mining. using high-pressure water shot through a nozzle attached to pumps siphoning water from iponan River, miners blasted entire mountainsides to get to the gold. Geollegue said for every gram extracted from the river, at least a ton of soil and dirt have to be extracted from the mountains and riverbeds. “To get gold the size of a matchbox, an entire mountain has to be destroyed,” he pointed out. Geollegue said the toll



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Good job and the Duterte mantra

HE FRoNT pages of local periodicals have been adorned with photos of Mayor Sara D. Carpio and City Police Director Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa with arrested suspected leaders and members of two crime syndicates, one responsible for a series of carnapping incidents and the other for car break-ins. Add to these news stories and pictures on arrests of men and women involved in the peddling of prohibited drugs. The busts were refreshing, if not inspiring to Dabawenyos who recently worried over a succession of crimes against property and person, incidents that do not augur well for the city’s long time claim of being near crime-free as evidenced by the awards received by the city police force for a number of years now. For their latest achievements, officers and members of the city police force

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LDT has recently announced that it is investing in a fiber optic link that would increase communication carrying capacity considerably and more efficiently. Competition indeed has the beneficial effect of compelling businesses to continuously innovate. This is to provide better products and services at more affordable cost to consumers. But this hasn’t always been the case in the Philippines until lately. immediately following World War ll, policy capture has been the order of the day in this country. Back then, influential businesses, among them PLDT, have been able to secure from government legal protection from competition. Those who are old enough then should be able to recall the consequence of monopoly. in the case of PLDT the line is always busy. Without competition a monopoly has no incentive to improve its product or service. Monopolies have proliferated even more during the Marcos dictatorship where favored cronies have easy access to policy. This is until former president Cory Aquino has come to power and has promptly liberalized the economy. i’ve been a party to this process as a member of the 8th Congress. Competing industries have since prospered giving only the best to their customers. This precisely is the reason why PLDT is investing in a fiber optic link to please customers and secure more patronage in a now highly competitive telecommunication industry. The bad news is that there are still a couple of important industries that remain protected. These are the shipping and airline industries. Foreign cargo vessels are only allowed to unload and pick up cargo at the port of Manila and nowhere else in the country. Local shipping companies have the monopoly of picking up cargo coming from abroad which has been unloaded at the port of Manila for delivery to its final destination elsewhere in the country such as to Cebu or Davao City. They also have the monopoly of picking up cargo destined for abroad from all over the country for shipment to the port of Manila where foreign cargo vessels may pick it up for delivery to its final foreign destination. This double handling necessarily adds to cost. Moreover, the exclusive privilege is also being abused. Shipping cargo from Davao City to Metro Manila is two times more expensive than shipping the same cargo by foreign carrier from Metro Manila to Thailand which is three times farther away. This makes export products from outside of Metro Manila such as from the Visayas and Mindanao less competitive. Foreign vessels must therefore be allowed to deliver cargo to and pick up cargo from any port in the country in order for the export industries of the Visayas and Mindanao to prosper. The same goes for the airline industry. Foreign airlines carrying passengers from abroad may only land at NAiA. They’re not allowed to fly their passengers directly to their final destinations in the Philippines such as to Metro Cebu or Davao City. Local destinations are reserved for local airlines. The Philippines is endowed with superior tourist resources. The country is also the nearest tourist destination in the ASEAN region from tourist outgoing countries such as Japan, Taiwan and China. Yet, tourists from these countries prefer to go to Thailand and Malaysia because coming to the Philippines is more costly. Most tourist destinations in the Philippines are in the Visayas and Mindanao. But the cost and inconvenience of having to take a double ride to these destinations are driving tourists elsewhere in the ASEAN region. Some tourist have to stay overnight in Metro Manila before they can take a connecting flight to their final destination in the Visayas or Mindanao. i recommend that congressmen from the Visayas and Mindanao take up the cudgel for their constituents with regards to the domestic shipping and airline monopolies. They must mobilize a strong lobby in congress to eliminate these last remaining legacies of post-war Philippines. The object is not to secure privilege but to ensure fairness which is always good for everyone.


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The unfulfilled dividends of peace ( Conclusion )


ECiSiVE FACToR – over the years and under different administrations, top national leaders are always upbeat they are persistently confident of ending the decades-old armed conflict in Muslim-dominated areas in Mindanao. They continued to divulge grand and ambitious plans for Mindanao, talked endlessly without getting tired and often straying from one topic to the next and their preferred subject is long-lasting peace. However, peace cannot be achieved through flights of rhetoric, hackneyed phrases and lofty promises. it can only be accomplished if our leaders are dedicated, sincere and honest enough to implement the appropriate processes and correct the offenses and historical injustices against the people in the war-ravaged provinces in Mindanao. Peace cannot be obtained and achieved at the negotiating tables in foreign lands or elsewhere but it can be fully accomplished and realized at home base. When the Marcos regime signed the Tripoli Agreement in 1976 with the Moro secessionist movement, it had made it unmistakably clear that it opted to chart the democratic path in the pursuance of the goals and aspirations of the Bangsamoro people for a just, comprehensive, progressive and well-meaning peace. Then another Peace Pact was signed in 1996 between the Ramos leadership and again with the MNLF in Jakarta, indonesia. Ten years later MNLF chieftain Nur Misuari demanded for the renegotiation of the 1996 peace accord because of his belief the government failed to comply with its political and socio-economic provisions.


The leadership rejected his demand outright stating that it would only allow a review of the peace agreement’s u n i m p l e m e n te d provisions. Feeling upset and disgusted, Misuari chose to violently oppose and repudiate the government that eventually resulted to his arrest. He was slapped with rebellion charges, jailed and place in solitary confinement in January 2002. But prior to that unpleasant event, the performance of Misuari as the first regional governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was the decisive factor in the peace efforts and commitments on various projects including the immediate and comprehensive implementation of socio-economic programs. That was a daunting task because the realization of the socio-economic programs and political commitment can create a progressive impact on the lives of the Bangsamoro people, but unfortunately the odds seem stacked against Misuari. Something wrong happened miserably along the way and this must be among the reasons he dismally failed to deliver the promised ‘peace dividends.’ Now there lays the problem confronting the Aquino administration and the Misuari-led MNLF faction after the signing of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement between the GRP and the Moro islamic Liberation Front (MiLF). While there are things they need to iron out urgently, the present dispensation and the MNLF still

have different positions and conflicting views. Some years back, the MNLF has maintained the truce, while the MiLF founded in 1978 by Misuari’s No.2 man Salamat Hashim rekindled fighting elsewhere in the island. Now it’s the other way around. The GRP and the MiLF recently signed the ‘historical’ Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which caught the ire of Misuari and his loyal followers. Although Misuari strongly protested the GRP-MiLF effort, he objects the use of violence despite claims that he still commands a million constant followers. Probably annoyed by Misuari’s claim MiLF peace negotiator Mohagher iqbal quickly debunked and belittled the claim as “pure exaggeration.” You now could see the varying and conflicting situations because it won’t be that too easy to reconcile the two factions each longing to see the fulfillment of a true Bangsamoro autonomous political entity. To some quarters and prominent political observers, the ‘rift is seen as tribal’ in nature. Most of Misuari’s faithful supporters and freedom fighters hail from southwest Mindanao and Sulu while the MiLF’s followers and combatants are from Central Mindanao regions. Knowing for a fact, there is little cooperation or harmony or nothing at all between the two groups. So how could one expect that peace is already within reach after the signing of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement? There’s nothing to crow or brag about yet. it’s just the initial step towards achieving the long-cherished peace in Muslim Mindanao – and processes afterwards that are long and cumbersome.


lic is wrong in thinking it so. Neither situation is particularly healthy for our economy (or our democracy, for that matter). We’ll have a better chance figuring out which it is, and fixing it, if we can fully see what’s happening.

Apple and samsung’s cone of silence

oR this trial in particular,” Koh wrote in an opinion, “which involves claims of up to $2.5 billion in damages, this data is extremely important to the public’s understanding of the eventual outcome, which has the potential for wide-ranging ripple effects.” That’s the key in this case, and it explains why the push for more open courts goes far beyond voyeurism. Cases like this matter to the public. Here, the defendant and the plaintiff together control a giant slice of the mobile phone market. And as we know, iPhones, Samsung Galaxys and other mobile devices are often how people go online today. The ultimate outcome of Apple v. Samsung will have a tangible effect on millions of people. This is what the press is paid to cover, and what it does when it’s at its best: devote the time and resources to figuring out what’s happening up in the stratosphere where giants wage their battles, and then explain it in a way that lessens the gap between the elite and the rest of us. Journalism like that is what the public says it wants. Journalism like that requires access to source materials. Apple and Samsung are appealing Koh’s unsealing ruling in the u.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. in the meantime the relevant documents remain under wraps. The question now is where that court will

By NaNcy Scola

( Conclusion ) draw the line on what the tech giants are allowed to keep private in a high-profile public trial. You can debate the wisdom of these big patent trials. (Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs’ co-founder in Apple, said of the trial, “i hate it.”) Regardless, they’re happening, all over the world, involving not just Apple and Samsung but companies like Google, HTC, and oracle. Their complexities are such that the weeks after the August verdict in the Apple v. Samsung case have been spent trying to figure out whether the chicken scratch on the jury’s verdict form adds up to $1,051,855,000 or $1,049,343,540 or $1,049,423,540. or trying to divine what the jury foreman really means when he says this or that in interviews. it might be natural for the companies to push for secrecy, but it’s also natural for the public to push back on whether they really, truly need it or are unnecessarily leaving the public in the dark. There’s a growing sense that the patent system in the united States is seriously out of whack. Either that’s the case or the pub-

‘There’s a growing sense

that the patent system in the United States is seriously out of whack. Either that’s the case or the public is wrong in thinking it so. Neither situation is particularly healthy for our economy (or our democracy, for that matter). We’ll have a better chance figuring out which it is, and fixing it, if we can fully see what’s happening.’



Brownouts are back, hopefully not for good


( Conclusion )

oCoTECo ii manager Rodrigo ocat said power interruptions in its franchise area will continue to be a major concern until 2015 when the coal-fired power plant of the Sarangani Electric Corporation (SEC) in Maasim, Sarangani starts operating. Socoteco ii and SEC have entered into a power sales agreement for the base load supply of 70MW, roughly 70 percent of the capacity requirement of the electric cooperative. The PSA was already approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission in July. SEC is expected to begin construction next year. Socoteco ii has an existing annual contract with the Aboitiz-owned Therma Marine, inc. for the supply of 30MW to make for the reduced supply from the National Power Corporation. The supply from Therma Marine however jacked up electricity rates in its franchise area by more than P1.50 per kilowatt hour. The power supply problem however is not just confined to the franchise areas of Socoteco ii as Zamboanga is now reportedly suffering from 2-3 hours of brownouts. So is iligan City, which hosts the Mindanao regional offices of both the National Power Corporation and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. During the height of the 2010 power crisis when prolonged dry season in Mindanao brought the total power supply down to less than 500MW, brownouts lasting up to 12 hours severely affected and interrupted business operations throughout the island. The national government has yet to quantify the losses incurred by the economy in Mindanao caused by those brownouts but it is conservative to place them in the hundreds of millions of pesos as the power supply problem lasted for close to five months. These power supply crisis is again staring at the faces of Mindanaoans although this did not really disappear after the 2010 debacle. But the need to accelerate the addition of new capacities are now more pronounced if the island is to sustain its growth in spite of the ongoing and recurring power supply problem. More so now that the prospect of lasting peace in the troubled southern parts of the island is already at hand. Even if the Agus and Pulangi hydroelectric power plants, which are still owned and operated by the Napocor, are fully rehabilitated to the tune of P30 billion, the Mindanao grid still needs to add at least another 300MW by 2016. That will bring the total requirement to 600MW based on the PCCi recommendation (figure includes the 300 new capacity that did not materialize between 2009 and 2012). The supply demand will even grow bigger beyond 2016 when a final peace agreement between the MiLF and the government would have been signed. The conflict areas in Mindanao are among the least developed regions in island. ironically, these areas are also rich in natural as well as mineral resources. if peace reigns in these troubled regions, we need the infrastructure to propel growth in the island. Stable and reliable power supply tops that list. Without it, brownouts will be here for good. [Edwin G. Espejo writes for www.]


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Welfare and Development (DSWD) 11 for turn-over to their respective towns. “i had to leave Cotabato City early Saturday morning to facilitate their rescues,” Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema said in an interview. The staff of North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza had earlier informed Sema’s son, Army Lt. Nasrula Sema, about the fate of the victims since many of the victims are her constituents. The governor immediately fetched her constituents Friday night. As of Saturday afternoon, the rest of the victims had already been returned

home aboard three passenger vans through the efforts of Sema, the provincial social welfare and development office of Maguindanao, and Rep. Bai Sandra Sema of the province’s second district. Marites Nuñez, project coordinator of non-government organization, Justice, Peace and integrity for Creation -- integrated Development Center inc. (JPiCiDC), based in Agusan del Sur, said that after learning of the incident they immediately took the initiative to source out funds to provide food and personal belongings, including white t-shirts for the victims. Nuñez said the victims

left Cotabato City Monday afternoon on the promise of decent jobs in Kuwait and that their documents were to be processed in Butuan City. However, curious elements of the Highway Patrol Group 13 intercepted the three passenger jeepneys Tuesday morning upon reaching Barangay Sta. Maria, Prosperidad because they looked suspicious as the jampacked vehicles contained only women. upon investigation the police concluded that it was a case of human trafficking, with women most likely ending up as sex workers. [ASA ]

Before the elections, President Partoza made his report to the assembly, followed by the report of Corporate Treasurer Ricardo Villegas. The proposed amendment to the chapter’s Constitution to bar incumbent members of the board from running for reelection was disap-

proved by the assembly. However, it unanimously approved the change of month of the annual corporate meeting and election of YMCA directors from September to october, provided that if the meeting does not push through in october, it will be postponed to November.

ing along the iponan River. A GMA 7 TV crew who went up to the hinterland villages to investigate the mining operations in iponan River on Feb. 1, 2012 was allegedly harassed by a barangay official of Tuburan, who was reportedly a protector of the Korean businessmen. Because of the resulting public uproar, Cagayan de oro Mayor Vicente Emano issued an order on Aug. 2, 2012 putting a stop to all mining activities along the iponan river. The local government of Cagayan de oro has not been very forthright over the mining issue in iponan River. Several attempts made by local environmentalists and journalists to get copies of permits issued by the city government were not entertained. Local officials insisted during interviews with the local press that mining operations have stopped after Emano’s order last Aug. 2. An aerial inspection made again by the Philippine Air Force and Sulog last Sept. 21 found that the barges were still there and operating in the river. Last Wednesday, DENR Regional Director Ruth Tawantawan revoked all the Environment Clearance Certificates (ECC) issued to all companies engaged in

sand and gravel quarrying along the iponan River. The DENR said some 20 companies were affected by the order and have set up a task force to conduct site inspections. “Apparently these companies have engaged in some technical malversation because their permits were for quarrying, not for mining,” Tawantawan said. Meanwhile, farmers and fishermen who depend on the condition of the delicate ecosystem of iponan River are losing the battle against the effects of mining. Roldan Maglungsod, president of Baikingon Farmers Association, said heavy siltation has caused the river to change its course every time it rains heavily. Because of this, Maglungsod said farmers have stopped investing in their farm lots because of the risk of economic loss. Geollegue said not only the farmers are at risk but hundreds of fishermen along Macajalar Bay in Misamis oriental are threatened. He said fishermen suffer from declining fish catch because the siltation has flowed to the fishing grounds in Macajalar Bay. “We see an entire ecosystem already dying before our eyes,” Geollegue lamented. [Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews]



officers will hold a joint meeting on october 30 to choose the new set of officers to serve 2012-2013, according to Ms Sylvia Piedad, chapter executive secretary. YMCA Davao has a total of 295 men and women members of good standing.

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on the environment was catastrophic: heavy siltation has inundated thousands of hectares of farm lots along the iponan River and turned them into virtual wastelands. “Even fruit and coconut trees planted along the riverbanks were not spared from silt and mining wastes,” he said. What made matters worse, Geollegue said foreigners, mostly Korean businessmen, came three years ago and introduced barges in the river on the pretext of quarrying sand and gravel. “Why government agencies allowed them to operate with impunity is beyond me. The workers of these barges are not Filipinos but Koreans. Do they have working permits?” Geollegue asked. Engr. Daniel Belderol, of the DENR Mine Management Division, said upon their inspection, they found the barges were disguised as dredgers but were actually excavators scooping the river bottom for gold. “The barges have chains of extractors that scoops the soil on the river bottom. These have a mesh of filtering nets to separate the gold from the soil,” he said. Photos from several aerial inspections made by the Philippine Air Force Tactical operations Group 10 and Sulog this year revealed that at least seven barges are operat-

Rob I. Nazal, Globe Telecommunications Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) head, front, leads a pack of bikers during the Globe Arakan XC along Calinan highway yesterday. [LEAN DAVAL JR.]



der (TRo) on RA 10175 was issued since “the threat is still there and the danger is imminent.” Zarate said the cybercrime law is a litmus case on human rights for

the Supreme Court (SC) under Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. “We have to consider the politics inside, especially that Sereno is unpopular and so you will

never know her direction,” he said. The SC has set the oral argument for the cybercrime law on January 15. [Lorie Ann A. Cascaro/ MindaNews]

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Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund against Ferdinand P. Tariaga married to Mitchel P. Tariaga with postal address at Lot 017 Blk. 035 Dumoy, Toril, Rosalina Village 3, Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 20, 2011 amounted to ( Php 393,436.84) Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest, penalty charges, plus attorney’s fees equivalent to TEN ( 10%) of the total indebtedness plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale; the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on November 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland,Davao City to the highest bidder for Cash or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property together with all the improvements thereon, to wit:

Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of an AIRCONDITIONED TAXI Service on the route: WITHIN DAVAO CITY to any point in Region XI with the use of ONE (1) unit, which certificate will expire on December 31, 2012.In the petition filed on August 8, 2012, petitioner request authority to extend the validity of said certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized.

Transfer Certificate of Title No. T- 270758 “A parcel of land xxx (Lot 17, Blk.35 of the consolidation- subdivision plan Pcs-112402001850,xxx), situated in the City of Davao, Island of Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT (128) SQUARE METERS, more or less” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date,it shall be held on December 13, 2012 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the titles herein described real property/ies and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, October 3, 2012 FOR THE EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF: (sGD.) JuLITO J. ANGGOT Sheriff IV

Noted by: (SGD) ATTY. EDIPOLO P. SARABIA, JR. Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff

NOTICE, is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on OCTOBER 29, 2012 at 09:00 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least, FIVE (5) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable BENJAMIN A. GO, CESO V, Regional Director, this 10th day of August 2012 at Davao City. TEREsITA DELA PEÑA-yÑIGuEZ Chief Transport Development Officer

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANsPORTATION FRANCHIsING AND REGuLATORy BOARD Regional Office No. XI Davao City Petition for Conversion of Individual Certificate of Public Convenience into a Cooperative Franchise to operate a PUJ-DUAL Ordinary Regular Service

SPOUSES PHILIPPE LUTHI AND BEBETH ELMANDA-LUTHI, Petitioners. x-----------------------------------------------------------------------------x




This is a verified petition fot the adoption of AbdulAdel Elmanda Ecoras and Anabela Elmanda Ecoras, filed by petitioners-spouses Philippe Luthi and Bebeth ElmandaLuthi, thru counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, the said minors be declared for all intents and purposes, the petitioners’ children. Finding the verified petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set hearing of this petition to December 6, 2012 at 8:30 in the morning. Social Worker Ms Loreli C. Basillote is hereby directed to submit separate child case study and home case study reports to address, particularly,the following: i. the availability of the minors for adoption;and ii. The qualifications of petitioners, pursuant to Republic Act 8552, otherwise known as the “Domestic Adoption Act of 1998”, within thirty (30) days from receipt of this Order. Petitioners are hereby directed to cause the publication of this Order at their expense, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation, which has been selected after raffle, in the City and the (4) provinces of Davao. Likewise, petitioners are further directed to furnish the Office of the Solicitor General a copy of their petition. Any person interested or who seeks to oppose the instant petition may appear to state why said petition should not be granted. SO ORDERED Davao City, Philippines, October 3, 2012

Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this Case No. 2003-XI-02216 authorizing the operation of PUJ-DUAL Ordinary Regular Service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line:TIBUNGCO VIA BUHANGIN ROUTE and for cargoes as dual service from said route to any point in Region XI with the use of ONE (1) unit, which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to July 2, 2014.In the petition filed on August 16, 2012, petitioner requests authority to convert its Individual Certificate of Public Convenience issued to its individual member. Romeo P. Digman into a cooperative franchise with the use of the same number of unit to operate along the same route previously authorized.

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NOTICE, is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on OCTOBER 31, 2012 at 09:30 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least, TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable BENJAMIN A. GO, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of August 2012 at Davao City. TEREsITA DELA PEÑA-yÑIGuEZ Chief Transport Development Officer



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slice of true-blue Americana has landed in Durianburg. No, its not the Roswell Aliens nor is it the saskwatch. Instead, it is everyone’s favorite original, melt-in-themouth, sugar-glazed

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Celebrate United Nations at SM Davao, Oct 22-24!

ThIS week, SM City Davao mounts the coolest activities to feature the different facets of a nation. From music to dance to costumes, SM has prepared everything enjoyable for the kids and the kids at heart!

Dance, in many cultures is an expression of joy and sorrow of people. In some, it serves as a ceremony or a right which marks significant milestones in the community or among peoples. Be entertained by the many dance expressions of different nations. Catch the Dances of Nations Contest on October 22 at The Annex. They say music in universal. It transcends gender, time and culture. Experience how music unites peoples in the UN International Music Festival on October 23. Plus, come in your favorite national costume and march around the mall. Join the United Nation Parade of Costumes October 24. A total of P35,000 worth of prizes will be given away on October 22-24! Celebrate United Nation at SM City Davao. For inquires, call 297.6998 local 126. Like SM City Davao on Facebook or follow @smcitydavao on Twitter for event and promo updates.


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Tim Burton on ‘Frankenweenie’

ThE unshakeable CEB to mount more bond between a shy nerd from the and his faithflights to cities other ‘burbs ful dog is the heart Frankenweenie, carriers will abandon ofthe black and white

CEBU PACIFIC (PSE:CEB) is ready to mount stop motion picture more flights to local destinations other car- (in theaters today) Tim Burton refers riers plan to abandon later this month. The country’s largest carrier said in a statement it can to as a “memory fill the void and prevent any disruption in travel con- piece.” Drawn from nectivity within the country to help support economic, his own childhood memories of growbusiness and tourism growth. “We have enough planes and more are coming this ing up in Burbank, year and in the next few years to cover key local desti- California, it’s an nations and mount additional flights,” said Candice Iyog, ode to the kooky neighborhood kids CEB vice president for marketing and distribution. CEB is open to adding flights or exploring more route and adults Burton opportunities to and from Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan knew, the monster de Oro, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, movies that shaped him, and, as Burton Roxas, Tacloban and Zamboanga. It has already announced more flights out of Cagayan told Movieline with de Oro, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban and Zamboanga, as a smile, his way of part of the 10 domestic routes CEB is launching in the teaching kids about 2nd half of 2012. These new routes are Cagayan de Oro one of the toughest to Zamboanga, Puerto Princesa to Iloilo and to Davao, facts of life: Death. and Tacloban to Iloilo. “CEB’s domestic passengers grew by 18% in the 1st half of 2012, compared to the same period last year. Through CEB’s 60 domestic routes and constant seat sales, local and foreign travellers can take advantage of CEB’s accessible options to travel to different parts of the country, via our hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Kalibo,” Iyog said. In the 1st half of 2012, CEB grew its Cebu-Mindanao passenger traffic by 36%, and its Cebu-Visayas passenger traffic by 53%. CEB’s Luzon-Cebu traffic also grew by 49%, while its Luzon-Manila traffic grew by 27%, she said, comparing figures from the same period last year. CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 21 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 21 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

“It was originally such a memory piece for me, in the sense that it was personal,” Burton told Movieline at Fantastic Fest, where Frankenweenie debuted as the opening night film. “I think it started with that MOMA show, I saw a lot of the old drawings that I’d done, and there was something about the drawings that I wanted to try to recapture.” Frankenweenie brings Burton back to his roots, a feature-length extension of the live-action short film that jump-started his

career and earned him cult status – and famously got him fired from Disney. Taking the story of Frankenweenie and fleshing out his nostalgic vision of his old stomping grounds, Burton added characters (including the heavily accented Japanese-American kid Toshiaki, “my favorite”) and texture, and a healthy dose of movie geek references, from Frankenstein to Godzilla and beyond. “[I added] other kids that I remember in school, and teachers, and the geography of Burbank — the real setting,” he explained. “I tried to make everything more personal — even if it was a couple of kids mixed together. For me it made it feel more natural. I didn’t feel like this was just a short, that I was just going to pad it out with something. There were other monsters and other

things I’d been thinking about over the years. I tried to treat it as expanding on those feelings and those memories of that time.” In keeping with Burton’s oeuvre, Frankenweenie is playfully macabre. But moreso than his other films, especially those aimed at children, it deals openly with the difficult subject of kids and death. “For me it was a way to explore the concept of death in a slightly abstract but safe way,” Burton offered. he pointed to his own childhood experience that inspired the tale. “My dog, whom I loved, they said he wasn’t going to live — he had this thing called distemper so he wasn’t supposed to live very long, but ended up living quite a long time. So there’s always this weird specter of death hanging over which I didn’t quite understand.”

“At the same time I love Frankenstein and I learned about it through those movies, which deal with abstract things and things that are quite hard to explain to children in a slightly safer way,” he continued. “I grew up in a culture where death was very negative, but you see certain hispanic cultures that have Day of the Dead and they treat it in a more positive way. For me it was an attempt to show death in a different way that’s not negative.” Yes, but is Burton prepared to see the potential increase of copy-cat “science experiments” in young Frankenweenie viewers with dearly departed pets of their own? “Better that than most of the kids that I knew who were torturing animals!” he laughed. “If it takes kids away from that, it’s probably for the best.”

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake marry in Italy! JUSTIN Timberlake and Jessica Biel are husband and wife!

E! News has confirmed that the longtime couple kept us guessing for years, but said arrivederci  to singledom today by tying the knot in front of family and close friends at the Borgo Egnazia resort in the southern Italian city of Fasano. “It’s great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends,” the newlyweds said in a statement to People. Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, Andy Samberg,  Timbaland,  ‘N Sync alum Chris Kirkpatrick, Biel’s 7th heaven sister Beverley Mitchell,  and Timberlake music manager Johnny Wright and his wife, Erika, were among the VIPs in attendance. The festivities kicked off a few days before the I-dos, with those who had already arrived in Italy gathering for a casual beach party on Wednesday night and then piling into a caravan of cars the

following day for dinner and drinks in Trappeto. Private security was tight everywhere the wedding party went, while a source told E! News that the guests were asked to sign nondisclosure agreements to ensure that the details of the TimberBiel nuptials stayed private for as long as possible. We knew this day was coming, though. Wedding preparations were underway and Timberlake, 31, had jetted off to Las Vegas and Cabo San Lucas with a bunch of buddies—

who kindly provided the striptease—to celebrate his final days of bachelorhood last month. Asked how the wedding planning was going, the 30-year-old bride-tobe told E! News earlier this month that she was keeping it together. “I’m just pretty much cool as a cucumber in general in my life, so...I’m cool.” And we imagine that’s just the way Timberlake likes her—although he probably appreciates how hot she is, too.

Daniel Radcliffe single after splitting with gal pal ThE magic between Daniel Radcliffe and Rosie Coker is gone.

The “harry Potter” star and his long-time girlfriend have ended their relationship. Coker’s father confirmed the breakup news to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, adding, “Rosie’s not in this country at the moment. She’s trying to move on. She won’t want to talk about it.” A rep for Radcliffe tells omg!, “We don’t comment on his personal life.” Radcliffe and Coker, both 23, met in 2007 on the set of “harry Potter And The half-Blood Prince” and started dating three years later. Radcliffe wasn’t shy about his feelings for the production assistant. Earlier this year, he told Parade that he was “absolutely” in love with Coker, who lived with Radcliffe in his luxury Manhattan pad. “When Rosie’s here, every day seems better,” he gushed. “Ultimately, I think, it comes down to that — having somebody in your life who makes you

happier than you thought you could be.” however, Radcliffe did admit that he’s “not an easy person to love.” he told Parade, “There are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop. I become obsessed with things.

This year it’s fantasy football, which means Rosie has to listen to me talking 24 hours a day about this team. ‘Should I take this player out, do you think, darling?’ And she listens to it, and she loves me for my oddness, my awkwardness, all of those things that I hate about myself. She finds them cute. I guess that’s love.”

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doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.

Already a favorite pasalubong for travelers flying in from Manila or Cebu, Krispy Kreme held a VIP evening for lucky Dabawenyos at their store at the SM CIty Davao Annex to taste the the doughnut the world has been loving since 1935. I can honestly say that nothing comes close to the fresh-off-the-machine goodness of Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts. Forget about the usual day-old doughnuts, these red hot ones are truly out of this world, and the smiles seen on my page show how happy everyone gets when Krispy Kreme’s red light is on. Taste the freshly cooked doughnut goodness only Krispy Kreme can give at the ground floor of the Abreeza Mall and the bigger, 300 square meter store, complete with Krispy Kreme’s only drive thru outside of Metro Manila, at the Annex of SM City Davao.



Nowitzki to get knee surgery


Calvin “The Beast” Abueva guards Arwind Santos of Petron Blaze in his debut with Alaska Milk in the PBA.

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ALViN Abueva, the rookie nicknamed “The Beast”, came through with a beastly performance in his debut game, and the Alaska Aces relied on the hot shooting of Dondon Hontiveros down the stretch as they turned back the Petron Blaze Boosters, 88-86, in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. it was the second straight win for the Aces, who drew a double-double performance from their prized newcomer. Abueva, still smarting his alma mater’s NCAA final four loss to Letran last Monday, showed he’s

ready for the big leagues, finishing with 12 points and 16 rebounds — a rookie-high this season — in just 27 minutes. “What can i say? it’s nice to have Calvin because he brings so much to our team energy wise. He’s going to be the backbone of this franchise. His energy is infectious and we were able to come back from 12 points down because of that,” said a jubilant Alaska coach Luigi Trillo. “once he started playing, he immediately became the energizer of our team. We’re fortunate to pick him second in the draft.”

While all eyes were focused on Abueva, Hontiveros stole the spotlight with his finest game in years. up against a team he’s been associated with for a long time, Hontiveros drilled in 17 points on 4-for-7 three-point shooting. All of his four treys came in the fourth period, with his last one giving the Aces a 76-72 lead with 6:11 left. With Abueva in the game, Trillo was able to play a small-ball lineup which brought the Aces back in the game. Abueva, who stands just 6-foot-2, was tasked to man the center spot

while Mac Baracael played power forward. The Aces found no trouble playing small, even beating the Boosters squad which played without rookie center June Mar Fajardo on second chance points, 17-16. The scores: ALASKA 88 – Baguio 21, Hontiveros 17, Abueva 12, Casio 9, Thoss 8, Jazul 6, Baracael 6, Espinas 3, Reyes 2, Eman 2, Dela Cruz 2. PETRoN 86 – Lutz 20, Washington 15, Cabagnot 12, Santos 11, Pena 11, Miranda 7, Yeo 4, ildefonso 4, Mallari 2. Quarters: 17-18, 3741, 57-65, 88-86

week of November.” “Bakasyon ang mga players, ‘yung iba nasa D-League. Wala kaming ginagawa as far as the team is concerned,” Molina added. Nash Racela, assistant coach of Talk ‘N Text in the PBA, looms as the top candidate for the job with Bert Flores set to be relegated to the position as the Tamaraws’ chief scout. FEu legend John-

ny Abarrientos, also an assistant to coach Tim Cone at San Mig Coffee, is also a candidate for the coaching spot. The Tamaraws missed the Final Four despite a 9-5 win-loss record in the 75th season of the league. university of the East, which finished seventh in the recent uAAP season, will take the place of FEu in the PCCL National Capital Region qualifiers

set November 6. The Red Warriors will join Adamson and NCAA teams Mapua and Jose Rizal university in the NCR qualifiers as they compete against Philippine Merchant Marine School, Centro Escolar university, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Claire for a chance to join the main tournament of the annual meet to determine the country’s collegiate national champion.

ALLAS, Texas – Dallas Mavericks AllStar forward Dirk Nowitzki had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be sidelined some six weeks, the NBA team said Friday. Germany’s Nowitzki will miss the start of the regular season, but opted for the procedure after missing the last three pre-season contests because of swelling and pain in his right knee. Nowitzki, an 11-time All-Star, played through the injury last season, still averaging 21.6 points

and 6.7 rebounds while missing only four of the 66 games in the campaign shortened by a labor dispute. in 1,055 career games with Dallas, the 34-yearold has averaged 22.9 points and 8.3 rebounds. The Mavericks, who won the first NBA championship in franchise history during the 2010-11 season, was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the oklahoma City Thunder. Dallas open the season on october 30 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Howard to debut with Lakers


HE Los Angeles Lakers have targeted Sunday’s preseason game against the Sacramento Kings for Dwight Howard to make his debut, several sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night. Barring any complications with Howard’s back over the next couple days, the Lakers are optimistic the All-Star center will make their first appearance for them on Sunday. Howard has been sidelined since having surgery in April to repair a herniat-

ed disk. He’s not expected to play against the Kings on Friday in Las Vegas. The Lakers would like Howard to play in two of their three remaining preseason games after Friday, sources said. But they’re hesitant to play him in both games of a back-to-back Wednesday and Thursday. Howard hasn’t had any setbacks in practices since training camp began. if he has another strong workout on Saturday, team doctors are expected to clear him to play Sunday.

FEU not seeing action in PCCL


AR Eastern university begged off from seeing action in the qualifiers of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League in light of the Tamaraws’ continuing search for a new head coach. FEu athletic director Mark Molina said it has already informed PCCL commissioner Joe Lipa that the Tamaraws are not ready to participate in the annual tournament despite having qualified following their fifth-place finish in the last uAAP men’s basketball meet. The PCCL, a national-level collegiate basketball tournament involving the champion teams from the top collegiate leagues around the country including the uAAP and NCAA, will be staged in November with corporate sponsor Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. “Wala pa kaming coach, mahirap mag-practice ng walang coach,” said Molina. “Hindi kami ready in the first

PCCL MINDANAO CHAMPs. Holy Trinity College of Gen. Santos City will represent Mindanao in the forthcoming 2012 Phoenix-Philippine Collegiate Champions League.

Here’s what Lebron James would look like in a Laker jersey (right). Of course, Jamess (left) will be leading the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA season which begins October 30. Talks of a Laker stint just recently came off the mill but could happen, in case it is probable, not earlier than 2013.

Buzz from the wires:

Lakers will pitch for Lebron in 2013


ESS than two weeks away from beginning the defense of his first NBA championship in a marquee season-opening matchup with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat forward LeBron James is answering questions about where he might theoretically play in two years, because internet.’s Brian Windhorst — a reporter who has covered James since his time at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School — wrote a story published Thursday in which he quoted several anonymous league executives who say the feeling around the NBA is that the Los Angeles Lak-

ers, fresh off reloading with center Dwight Howard and point guard Steve Nash in an effort to compete with James’ champion Heat (provided, of course, they can get past the oklahoma City Thunder), are lining things up with an eye toward eventually draping the King in forum blue and gold. The quick-and-dirty of it: LeBron can opt out of his contract after the 2013-14 season; the contracts of every Laker not named Nash (and, presumably, an extended Howard) expire after the 2013-14 season; the Lakers, loving stars and having money, would then pitch LeBron on



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coming to Hollywood. There are problems with this, as BDL editor Kelly Dwyer detailed Thursday, including the fact that the Lakers would have to totally sever ties with Bryant to shed his $30 million cap hold. Still, though, it’s possible in theory and would be sensible in practice, and someone wrote about it, so it becomes a topic of conversation.’s Michael Wallace conversed with LeBron about it, and James — shockingly! — dismissed the idle chatter as just that: Responding to an ESPN. com report on Thursday that teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers already are plotting for the next time he potentially can become a free agent, James said his only focus is on helping the Heat defend their title. “i’m here, and this is what it’s all about,” James said after the Heat’s 10578 preseason win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. “i’m preparing for this season, preparing to defend our title and that’s it. This is where ... i’m here now.” [...] “That story, i don’t know where it came from, but i understand why it came up because of who i am — it’s going to happen,” James told reporters after Miami’s first preseason home game.

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