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Villar breaks ground for housing project in Cateel By nEiLWin JoSEPH L. BraVo


enator Cynthia Villar yesterday led the groundbreaking of a 50-unit housing project for victims of typhoon Pablo in Cateel, Davao oriental. the project is funded by the Priority Development assistance Fund of the lady senator’s husband, former Sen. Manny Villar. “Para ito sa mga na-devastate ng Pablo. they’re starting to build the houses,” Mrs. Villar told edge Davao in an interview shortly before departing for Manila. She took a chopper to Cateel

on Saturday morning and returned shortly after lunch. the housing project was implemented in partnership with the provincial government of Davao oriental. Villar was joined in Saturday’s groundbreaking by Davao oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon and rep. nelson Dayanghirang. Villar also turned over assorted seeds, organic fertilizers and farm equipment to beneficiaries in Cateel, one of three towns in Davao oriental vastly affected by “Pablo.”


SECURITY CHECK. A barangay tanod checks the bags of pedestrians along Roxas Avenue in Davao City as part of the security measures implemented for the Kadayawan Festival 2013. Lean Daval Jr.

Outsourced jobs, personnel benefits, Kadayawan security repairs increase local gov’t spending successful – Dela Rosa By EJ Dominic FErnanDEz

By GrEGorio G. DELiGEro


ayMentS for outsourced professional services, personnel benefits of regular employees and major repairs made on public infrastructure and equipment boosted Davao City local government spending in the second quarter of 2013. a closer look at the statement of income and expenses released by the office of the City accountant shows that spending on professional services availed of by the local government increased by

72.69 percent from P120.67 million during the first three months to P280.38 million in the second quarter. the bulk or 84.98 percent was spent for professionals hired under general services, cornering P177.09 million, followed by personnel hired under environment and sanitary services with P29.21 million. other professional services were auditing, consultancy, security and janitorial. other major items of expenditure were

personnel benefits and compensation which more than doubled in the second quarter from P28.11 million in the preceding quarter to P74.22 million in the second quarter. the dramatic increase in compensation amount stemmed from the fact that several benefits were scheduled for release only in the second quarter. these include clothing or uniform allowance of regular employees amounting to P12.34 million, the release of mid-year

cash gifts amounting to P27.13 million and longevity pay amounting to P6.94 million. the local government also doubled its spending in the second quarter on repairs and maintenance of properties, infrastructure and equipment amounting to nearly P14 million, including the P5.67 million spent for the repair of flood control public infrastructure and the P3.66 million spent for the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.


uCCeSSFul!” that is the only comment of Davao City Police office (DCPo) chief ronald dela rosa could give last Saturday to edge Davao on the safety and security of the city during the festivities. this would mean that there were no bombs that exploded during the festivities, which was a thing that Dabawenyos dreaded and almost caused the cancellation of the Kadayawan Festival. Davao City Mayor rodrigo Duterte almost ordered for the cancelation of the Kadayawan Festival due to the security threats after some parts of Mindanao were bombed. Fortunately, he decided to push through

with the event after receiving a confidence rate of 7.5 percent out of 10 percent from the intelligence community of the city. Dela rosa, earlier, told edge Davao that the authorities would be deploying 2,500 personnel from the DCPo and the military to guard the safety of the city during the Kadayawan Festival. Supt Marvin Pepino, speaking in behalf of dela rosa, told members of the media last thursday that the safety and security of the city was a concerted effort from different sectors both government and private two months before the festivities, and will continue even after the festivities are done.

Makilala offers videoke noise-free ecotour park


ARROZ CALDO, ANYONE? Spectators of Fluvial Float parade avail themselves of the free arroz caldo from the Davao City government early morning of Friday at Tionko field in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City. Lean Daval Jr.

ooKinG for a videoke noise-free place to stay? then come to the newly-developed eco-tourism park in Barangay israel, Makilala, north Cotabato. recently developed by the provincial government, the site offers a homestay service for tourists who want to enjoy cool climate and a quiet setting. Bernadine Paraiso, tourism officer of the village, told Mindanews that they have recently completed a two-day training on homestay accommodation facilitated by the Public affairs assistance tourism and Sports

Development Division (PaatSDD) of the provincial government. though they have yet to finalize the accommodation fees, Paraiso said they have initially identified one of the 25 houses that can accommodate up to 12 persons. She added that the house owner is charging P750 for an overnight stay. among the attractions in the park are the 2.3-kilometer ziplines, the tamed Macaque monkeys and its lush surroundings, which is ideal for backpacking, she said.





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Essence of festival


a D aya wa n Festival 2013, which formally kicked off august 9 with a series of activities that “bring back the core essence of the festival,” was a huge success amid security concerns that led Davao City Mayor rodrigo Duterte to nearly cancel the festivities. Highlights of the festival include the Hudyakaan sa Kadalanan on august 8-18; opening ceremony on august 9; tunog Mindanaw and Hiyas sa Kadayawan Cultural Showcase, august 10; Kadayawan run, august

By Lean Daval Jr. 11; lumadnong Gama, august 9-18; lumadnong Bantawan, august 12-16; Sayaw Mindanaw, august 14-15; Pasalamat and Hiyas sa Kadayawan Finals, august 16; indak-indak sa Kadalanan and Konsiyerto sa Kadayawan, august 17; Pamulak Kadayawan, Moda Mindanaw and Pahalipay ni Mayor Concert, august 18; and agri trade Fair, august 1-27.



FLUVIAL PARADE. Miss Gay Universe winners are seen aboard a fluvial float with a streamer that says Vice Mayor Pulong supports LGBT during the Kadayawan Fluvial Float parade 2013 at the Davao River on Friday. Lean Daval Jr.


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PHL debt surges by 6.9% in June l

iaBilitieS of the national government rose by 6.9 percent year-on-year to P5.45 trillion in end-June this year from P5.10 trillion same period last year, the Bureau of treasury (Btr) reported Friday. the growth from last May’s P5.36 trillion is 1.6 percent, Btr data showed. Bulk of the debt is accounted for by funds from on-shore creditors at P3.50 trillion while the balance of P1.95 trillion came from foreign fund sources. in particular, the domestic debt rose by 14.8 percent from year-ago’s P3.05 trillion and by 1.2 percent from the previous month’s P3.46 trillion. the Btr attributed the month-on-month increase in the debt to the “combined effect of the P42 billion net issuance of government securities, the P1 billion impact on multicurrency rtBs (retail treasury bond) of the peso depreciation against the uS dollar and the euro, and a P2 billion reversion of national government-assumed domestic liabilities, which have been inactive for 25 years.”

on the other hand, the foreign liabilities contracted by 4.9 percent from the P2.04 trillion in end-June 2012 but rose by 2.5 percent from the end-May 2013 level of P1.90 trillion. the drop from last May’s level was traced to the weakening of the peso against the dollar, which in resulted to the expansion of the value of the debt by P52 billion, and the net appreciation of other currencies against the greenback, which pushed foreign debt by P5 billion. “However this was partially offset by the P10 billion net payment,” the Btr said. relatively, total guaranteed liabilities of the national government contracted by 9.9 percent to P491 billion last June from year-ago’s P545 billion. it, however, rose by 2.4 percent from monthago’s P479 billion due to peso depreciation and appreciation of third currencies against the dollar. of the total, domestic guaranteed debt reached P144 billion, same as month-ago’s level but lower by 7.4 percent than

BANANAQUE. This tourist is not only here for the activities of Kadayawan Festival but also for the bananaque available in almost all street corners in Davao City. Lean Daval Jr. year-ago’s P156 billion. also, guaranteed foreign liabilities contract-

ed by nearly 11 percent year-on-year to P347 billion from P389 billion at

the end of the first half of 2012. it, on the other hand,

rose by 3.3 percent from last May’s P336 billion. [Pna]


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

7.1 1st Qtr 2013

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

7.8 1st Qtr 2013

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

USD 3,741 million Feb 2013 USD 4,708 million Feb 2013 USD -967 million Feb 2013 USD -640 million Dec 2012 P 4,964,560 million Feb 2013

8. Interest Rates 4/

2.4 % Mar 2013 P113,609 million Mar 2013 P 5,281 billion Mar 2013

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

P 41.14 Apr 2013

12. Stocks Composite Index 6/

6,847.5 Mar 2013

13. Consumer Price Index 2006=100

132.8 Apr 2013

14. Headline Inflation Rate 2006=100

2.6 Apr 2013

15. Core Inflation Rate 2006=100

3.1 Apr 2013

16. Visitor Arrivals

418,108 Feb 2013

17. Underemployment Rate 7/

20.9% Jan 2013

18. Unemployment Rate 7/

7.1% Jan 2013

MONTHLY AVERAGE EXCHANGE RATE (January 2012-April 2013) Month Average December November October September August July June May April March February January




40.67 40.73

42.23 41.01 41.12 41.45 41.75 42.04 41.91 42.78 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

It figures


IT industry readies more job breaks for Pinoys-- DOST exec M

ore job opportunities, more career options. with a total workforce of 776,794 in 2012, some 137,066 of these were new hires, the country’s it-Business Process Management industry continues to burst at the seams with a uS$ 13.2-billion revenue. “the Department of Science and technology - information and Communication technology office (DoSt-iCto) is furthering its efforts in bringing jobs to Filipinos in the countryside, as we aim to hit our target of 1.3 million full time employees working in the industry by 2016,” DoSt-iCto executive director louis napoleon C. Casambre said. DoSt-iCto is the country’s main agency handling the it-BPM sector. Director Casambre said that for years, the country’s it-BPM sector has shown strength in terms of revenues, positioning the country as the best provider in voice services and second best in non-voice. opportunities in the industry were echoed by speakers at the recently held it-BPM Career talk during the national Science and technology week at the SMX Convention Center as they also discussed the various skills needed in it, as well as op-

tions and perks. according to the speakers, other it-BPM sectors such as animation, game development, health information management, and software development are quickly catching up with the popularity and capability of call centers. Getting on the game alvin Juban, president of the Game Developers association of the Philippines, cited that the country today has an estimated 4,000 game developers involved in motion graphics, motion capture, sound design, conceptualization and game quality assurance. Poised to further boost industry manpower is the newly established Human Development Facility. owned by the Korea international Cooperation agency, the government of South Korea and the Department of national Defense of the Philippines , the facility is designed to strengthen the skills of Filipino professionals in animation and game development, said Juban. nurses, medics join the fray Meanwhile, Dr. Josefina V. lauchangco, president of the Health information Management outsourcing association of the Philippines (HiMoaP),

elaborated that a background in the medical field is a big advantage for those seeking jobs in the health information management sector such as medical transcription. She added that the number of nurses hired by HiMoaP’s member-firms in the country was estimated to reach

43,000 in 2012. they aim to raise employment numbers to 100,000 by 2016, she reported. Dr. lauchangco added that professionals from fields of specialization other than medicine are also welcome to work in the health information management outsourcing sector. [Pna]

He economic and Social Commission for asia and the Pacific (eSCaP) launched its 2013 theme study “Building resilience to natural Disasters and Major economic Crises” in Manila on august 14, with think tank Philippine institute for Development Studies (PiDS) co-organizing the event. the launch of the study, part of ongoing efforts by eSCaP to raise awareness on the importance of resilience-building, featured prominent experts from the Philippines and international organizations. Policymakers discussed strategies on how organizations and policymakers can address the twin threats of natural disasters and economic crises in an increasingly interconnected world. the study is particularly relevant to the Philippines, a country noted for its commitment to community-based disaster risk reduction. Policymakers have taken to heart the mantra that prevention and preparedness

is far more effective, and less costly, than relief and recovery efforts. on average, from 2009 to 2011, 70 percent of the annual disaster risk reduction (Drr) budget was set aside for projects and programs that reduced the exposure of population and assets, compared to only 27 percent that was allocated to disaster response and recovery. Programs such as BraCe (Building resilience and awareness of Metro Manila Communities to natural Disasters and Climate Change impacts) strengthen community-based disaster risk management and support vulnerable families living in hazard-prone areas. welcoming the participants, PiDS President Gilbert llanto underscored the importance of resistance building to inclusive growth. “resilience or the capacity to withstand, adapt to, and recover from crises is particularly important for the poor and the marginalized. when these shocks occur, they are

hurt disproportionately, making them fall into poverty or slide back to poverty, overturning past efforts to make their lives better. lack of resilience contributes to the worsening of poverty levels. it makes economic growth all the more less inclusive and makes the disparity between the rich and the poor wider.” the keynote address was delivered by the Honorable Corazon Juliano Soliman, Secretary of the Department of Social welfare and Development, who highlighted that, “resiliency is not only the work of an individual or of just a single agency. in reality, resiliency comes from and nurtured by the convergence of efforts of the people, government, civil society groups, and other sectors. this is because the shocks that we experience are not just typical shocks, they have adverse impacts on the economic, social, and psychological aspects of people’s lives.”

Secretary Soliman also remarked that, “regional integration against climate change is important as it will build synergy for a regional social protection fund. For example, aSean provided additional assistance and relief when the country was hit by typhoon Pablo.” Dr. Shamika Sirimanne, Director of the iCt and Disaster risk reduction Division of eSCaP, and team leader of the study, presented the main findings. “Multiple shocks in asia and the Pacific are converging in new ways that demand more comprehensive and systemic approaches to building resilience. a single incident, which might once have been localized and managed in isolation, now has multiple and interrelated regional and global consequences. this calls for new economic frameworks. Policy solutions must balance shortterm economic stability with long-term development,” she noted.

by the numbers The budget llo cation for the Depaa rt m Education (Dep ent of Ed) for 2014 is

P336.9 billion This amount is


higher than 20 13 budget. Source: DBM

Study on resilience to disasters, economic crises launched t


billion dollars

The country’s merchandise exports in June 2013. The merchandise exports gained 4.1% from $4.314 billion last year, according to the National Statistics Office.


billion pesos

Amount the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected from taxed alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in the first half of the year, up by 46% from last year.


billion pesos

Amount the Department of Budget and Management released to the Philippine National Police for, among other things, the purchase of 1,000 patrol jeeps, 13,597 long firearms, and 4,997 mobile radios. This disbursement is in line with the PNP’s Transformation Plan for 2013 to enhance the capability of the police force and to improve crime prevention and security nationwide.


billion pesos

Amount the administration is allocating for the continued modernization of the country’s transport system.




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Allowed to elude?

He Philippines never runs out of wonders. underground river in Palawan. enchanted river in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Hamiguitan bonsai mountain in Davao oriental. and many others. others are wonders in the negative sense, but it’s a wonder they’re being still idolized and lionized despite their notoriety. like “lolong,” Bunawan’s certified man-eater. the big politician who many of us continue idolizing despite having been convicted of plunder. and many other “wonders”. the latest wonder, of course, is Janet lim napoles, the lady who is suspected of having masterminded the socalled P10-billion pork barrel of senators and congressmen of the country for at least a decade. the wonder of it all is that she eluded arrest ordered by the court last week. Ms napoles has been reported to have a collection of 30 cars and 28 houses. the joke says that the count in houses does not include the lower House and upper House (Senate) of Congress. add to that, a number of houses of worship, as some priests have lately been reported to have also benefited from the “charity” of napoles. of course, the arrest order for napoles and reynaldo lim, her brother was not exactly for the pork scam. it was


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however for a related case –illegal detention of Benhur luy, main whistleblower in the pork barrel scam. However, despite the non-stop, or so it seems, attention given by the government on napoles and lim and the blow-by-blow coverage of media of their case and the unfolding multi-billion scam in pork barrel or Priority Development assistance Fund (PDaF), when the warrant was served the two were nowhere to be found. How come?! How did they elude arrest when all eyes of the nation were supposed to be on them? the national Bureau of investigation and its mother agency, the Department of Justice, were investigating them. the Bureau of internal revenue was following up the trail of the alleged fantastic wealth they reportedly amassed through the years. the immigration Bureau had issued a hold departure order against the two. Mainstream and social media were supposed to be haunting them 24/7. what were the government agents doing so as to let the two elude arrest? Considering the oodles of money that the suspects were supposed to have, were they intentionally allowed to elude? Some people must be asked to explain.


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Safety is not always the best policy

omb scares have dampened celebrations for Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival. though the Mayor has shelved his plans to cancel festivities for the safety of the public, there is a noticeable air of restraint around the city. increased police visibility and full alert status make an interesting juxtaposition to what is supposedly a thanksgiving feast. nevertheless, Davaoenos are intent to show to the world that they still have reason to celebrate in the face of threats to safety. it is good to be safe. it is good to test limits. it is good to be secure. it is good to live on the edge. it is good to be certain. it is also good to risk. Money, hearts, lives. we confusedly swing from wanting to keep secure and wanting to risk. what values drive us when we choose to play safe or choose to walk on the edge? Do we prefer the fuzzy warm feeling of security or the spine-tingling excitement of uncertainty? it has been said that how we manage our finances reflects how we manage our lives. when there is constant battle to make ends meet even when we are earning well, it is time to stop and rethink our lifestyle. Cut away the excesses because these will inevitably lead to nothingness on more than one level. nevertheless, money is supposed to be spent to help us and the people around us evolve into


better human beings. a budget trip adds a more interesting dimension to the person than a ridiculously expensive designer bag. Secure finances may allow us to test more limits. (think richard Branson of Virgin air who goes on death-defying pursuits.) we get the fuzzy warm feeling and the spine-tingling excitement. Hearts may be played with, trampled upon, or given free rein to beat crazily. there is great risk in loving. you may not be loved back or loved the way you want to be loved. or you just throw caution to the winds and decide to have a wrong but exciting love, forgetting that there is a reason why the head is above the heart, mistakenly thinking that you are in control of the situation; when in fact the spine-tingling excitement that you get is from the situation taking control of you. Deciding to grow old with that one human being you pledged your life to may not seem terribly exciting but it speaks of a passion that elevates your humanity. you risk all other attractive possibilities

for that one irrevocable choice to spend forever with. the road less travelled has its attractions. the fact that it is the road less travelled means the majority has not yet smoothened the way for you and hence, you must journey with that extra something. that extra something may be a double portion of confidence and strength, an overdose of faith, an oomph of talent, and an extra set of balls. Bootstrapping your startup company, setting off on an unexpected or impractical career, and marrying against type will all receive unwanted flak. odds are great that you will fail. But if you do not, you will also soar to heights where the view is interesting, beautiful, and scary. Davao City is taking its chances and celebrating the iconic Kadayawan Festival. we trust that intelligence reports, efficient security forces, and goodwill will prevail. we put faith in a system that is bigger and more complex than us. we do not know for certain if our trust and faith will serve us well. But we cannot put our life and its attendant revelations and celebrations on hold because of uncertainty. Just like Davao City, we make the leap of faith in life, not blindly, but with the head and heart acting together in synergy. Hoping against hope that such decision will not result in costly collateral damage.

livered a very encouraging message and his cabinet men, renowned resource speakers and several economists and hundreds of delegates could not but help put Davao City on the business convention map. it’s an opportunity for the city government, the business and private sectors to demonstrate their resolve and strength in working together to establish links with the other local, national and international business communities. Presented likewise during the confab was the anticipation of Minbizcon organizers that the President and members of the cabinet will respond to the policy agenda and provide guidance in preparing the island-region for the 2015 aSean integration. Most if not all the delegates were impressed, bemoaned some keen observers. they likewise noted that the atmosphere at the Minbizcon forum was highly stimulating with the delegates actively exchanging business strategies, ideas, information, views and opinions. while demonstrating a high degree of interest in business conferences, the DCCCi, PCCi, MinDa and event organizers also conclusively proved the value of cooperation and business interaction as group-building exercises and verified its effectiveness as an avenue for investment opportunities. Business leaders in Davao City noted that so far the 22nd Minbizcon was the biggest event to take place in Mindanao and never

have been in the history of the organization that it gathered such a large number of contingents not to mention the presence of the President and his secretaries. Moreover, they reiterate that the strong interest of Mindanao’s business sector to participate in the confab signifies the crucial role of the region’s MSMes, which provide the backbone of the country’s economy and their participation in the event is a step towards achieving inclusive growth in the island-region. while many big conventions already on schedule and waiting anxiously for their turn, it is perhaps understandable that there has been a rash of press stories proclaiming Davao City as the new investment and conference haven in this southern part of the country. as a result, event organizers, domestic and foreign investors, such stories say, are rushing to complete business deals in the city. well-established companies and event planners who previously would contemplate doing their business ventures only in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu now realize that exploring and expanding in other progressive areas like Metro Davao may be the only way to ensure that their business undertaking would flourish even more. Despite threats on peace and security the city is still considered one of the safest places in the world according to an international ratings agency and is actually in the midst of hosting more significant events – business or otherwise, which are slated before the year ends. in short, there will be a noteworthy occasion for the city officialdom, business leaders, captain of trade and industry and event organizers to look for better and higher revenues for the government coffers. it’s a pretty modest goal and that’s great news for the city and its people.

Noteworthy chance

utwarD SHow oF SuPPort anD CooPeration – when it comes to hosting local, national and international conferences, Davao City could now offer huge and bounteous venues unlike a year ago when there is no appropriate place capable of accommodating big events – many thanks to the enormous SMX Convention Center. More significantly, the just concluded successful two-day 22nd Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon) was attended not only by business leaders and organizations throughout the island-region and some foreign delegates but likewise by President Benigno aquino iii and 12 cabinet secretaries as well. Following the spirit of support and cooperation focused on addressing issues of the island-region’s key sectors, host Davao City Chamber of Commerce and industry (DCCCi) with the cooperation of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and industry (PCCi), Mindanao Development authority (MinDa) and event organizers take a more prominent and proactive role in making Minbizcon a successful endeavor. not surprisingly, the city rolls out the red carpet to over 600 delegates attending the prestigious business convention – leaders and delegates representing agriculture, energy, tourism, information technology, logistic and infrastructure, small and medium enterprises, skills development and natural resource management and business management association executives among many others. this year’s Minbizcon concept includes the recommendations for crafting a business policy agenda that will be presented to the President and his secretaries and the need for the government and the business and private sectors to work together for the greater aSean integration. the presence of President Pnoy who de-



Real tears for crocodiles in Congress


e a D line: Solons in pork scam to face raps. twit: those scam-loving solons will simply rap away those charges through legal gobbledygook. let’s rephrase the headline to: Solons in pork scam to face firing squad. Headline: Scam moves tagle to tears. twit: i’m sure those were not crocodile tears that cascaded down the Cardinals face. they were meant to tear apart the bacteria-infested hearts of crocodiles in coat and tie that roam in the halls of Congress. Headline: napoles can’t remember name of indon firm twit: let’s gift napoles a bottle of Virgin Coconut which , according to a uS scientific study, is a potent cure for alzheimer’s disease. the poor “rich woman” had the gall to pull our legs with that overused memory lapse alibi. Headline: Customs chief mum on revamp. twit: abolishing the Bureau of Customs, or even just restructuring it as hinted by Biazon, is virtually a pipedream. Corruption will still be a fair game in that rotten agency. So, alarmed by the Ph800 million yearly total of goods smuggled, Sen. ralph recto, has filed a bill which will impose Ph 1 million fine and 12 years imprisonment on guilty government personnel. let’s hope this will instill fear in the hears of BoC sleek operators. Headline: two oFws pin down labor official in “Sex-for-flight” scandal. twit: accused and accusers, came faceto-face during a Senate hearing last week. accuser narrated ordeal in tears, while accused swiftly denied accusations virtually emotionless. Senators listened and were convinced the labor official was lying thru his teeth. well, your Honors, what are you waiting for? Book him for perjury. Headline: revised penal code revised. twit: that’s long overdue. the code has been in use for 81 years, and badly needs revision to meet the challenges of the changing time. in the proposed revised code, persons between the ages of 13 and 18 can be charged criminally and sentence to prison terms. rep. neil tupaz Jr. of iloilo, (remember the Corona impeachment trial?), is the author of the bill. the guy can talk sense after all. Headline: GMa, aBS-CBn profits up. twit: the two broadcasting giants registered almost identical net profit for the first six months of 2013 – GMa with P1.135 billion; aBS-SBn with P1.34 billion. network officials foresee higher profit by the end of the year. the collapse of some of the world’s biggest financial institutions was attributed to one factor: GreeD. Have the big bosses of the two networks learned a lesson from the great economic meltdown of 2088? it’s either they don’t know what greed means, or they simply don’t care. Headline: Solons have no control over PDaF. twit: lawmakers say that they don’t monitor how, where and to whom their PDaF goes. now, isn’t that reason enough to take away the PDaF from them? they are incompetent to handle huge amount of public funds. ooooo CHoiCe Quote: you cannot adopt politics as a profession and remain honest. – louiS MaCHenry Howe.


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Hotels in Davao City

Slight drop in occupancy Travel advisories partly to blame

By EJ Dominic FErnanDEz Photo by Lean Daval Jr.


arlier negative travel advisories by certain foreign countries may have contributed to the slight drop in hotel occupancy rates, according to hoteliers in Davao City. there was no significant increase in room reservations while there were a number of cancellations for this year’s Kadayawan Festival. Following news reports on bombings, edge Davao conducted a survey to find out how the hotels in Davao City fared during the Kadayawan Festival. there were earlier fears that a series of bombing incidents elsewhere in Mindanao would have a negative impact on the Kadayawan Festival which ended over the weekend. apo View Hotel reservations officer leah adolfo told edge Davao that

they had an estimated 69 percent occupancy rate as of last Saturday out of their 155 rooms. She said, there was a slight increase in their occupancy rate due to the Kadayawan festivities while there were also cancelled reservations due to negative travel advisories. Grand Men Seng Hotel reservation officer, who requested anonymity, said they had a 90 percent occupancy rate during the Kadayawan week out of their 70 rooms, adding that occupation rate dropped compared to last year’s Kadayawan. Grand regal Hotel front office supervisor Paolo escueta said that their occupancy rate was for their 217 rooms, adding that there were some cancellations. waterfront insular Hotel guest services

republic of the Philippines reGional trial Court 11th Judicial region Branch 14, Davao City

in tHe Matter oF Petition For tHe CorreCtion oF tHe CertiFiCate oF liVe BirtH oF Maria ConCePCion MaQuiDato nee lee unDer reGiStry no. 7106, By: aMenDinG tHe FirSt naMe oF Her FatHer, FroM “KunG “ to “KonG”; CorreCtinG tHe FirSt naMe oF Her MotHer, FroM “Venornina” to “euFranCia”; anD DeletinG tHe worD “MarrieD” in tHe CiVil StatuS entry oF Her ParentS.

Maria ConCePCion lee MaQuiDato, Petitioner -versusSP ProC. no. 12,675-13

tHe loCal CiVil reGiStrar oF DaVao City, respondent x---------------------------------------------------------x orDer oF HearinG

a VeriFieD Petition dated July 19, 2013 has been filed by petitioner Maria Concepcion lee Maquidato, assisted by counsels, atty. Janice H. Celestial and atty. erna P.o. Donasco praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued for the correction of the Certificate of live Birth of maria Concepcion Maquidato nee lee.

Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of the petition on november 14, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. let this order be published at the expense of the petitioners in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Davao, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. all interested persons may appear before this Court on or before the aforesaid date of hearing to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. let this order be furnished together with a copy of the Petition to the City Prosecution office, Davao City, the office of the Solicitor General, atty. Janice H. Celestial and atty. erna P. o. Donasco, the office of the Clerk of Court, regional trial Court, Davao City, the office of the local Civil registrar, Davao City, as well as the petitioner. So orDereD

Given this day of august, 2013 at Davao City, Philippines. (8/19/26/9/2)

(SGD) GEorGE F. omELio Presiding Judge

HIYAS 2013. Noemi Mongcal Abregana (right) of the Matigsalog Tribe reacts with mixed gestures after she was declared Hiyas sa Kadayawan 2013 during the grand coronation night at the Davao City Recreation Center Fri-

day night. At her right is first runner-up Vilma Buisan Faundag of the Ata Tribe. Lean Daval Jr.

supervisor Barry Soliano said they had an 89 percent occupancy rate as of last Friday, which he described as “normal” considering that the hotel is located a good distance from downtown where the festivities took place. Soliano said that some

guests told him that the bombings in Mindanao did not deter their coming to Davao in the belief that “when it’s your time, it’s your time.” Microtel by wyndham front office agent Bianca said they had a slight increase during the Kadayawan Festival

with a 98 percent occupancy rate as of Friday out of their 51 rooms. She added thst there were some who cancelled reservations but many more “walk-in” foreigners took up the slack. the royal Mandaya Hotel reservations of-

ficer said they had a 62 percent occupation rate out of their 112 rooms. the Marco Polo Davao Pr assistant said they had an 88 percent occupation rate, a 10 percent increase this Kadayawan season, but that information needed to be confirmed.

“Farming talaga ang livelihood nila. they’re resting their hopes on agriculture,” said Mrs. Villar, who chairs the Senate Committee on agriculture. Cateel is the second Pablo-hit town covered by the Villar project. the other area is new Bataan in Compostela Valley.

Villar said the housing project will be completed in six months due to the lack of labor in the area. to arrest the problem, Villar said they have sought the assistance of the technical education and Skills Development authority (teSDa) for carpentry training. “wala naman

masyadong karpintero doon, kaya kailangan natin magtrain ng mga tao,” Mrs. Villar said. She also disclosed that one of her priorities after personally assessing the situation in Cateel is to ask the Department of agriculture for the extension of programs like distribution

of palm oil seedlings, cacao, and corn. “the area is suited for palm oil and the people there do not want to plant coconuts again, they would rather plant palm oil,” she said. another prospect is to promote intercropping of palm oil and corn or cacao.

the zipline ride costs P200 per person. Sometimes a wild deer can be spotted freely roaming underneath the lauan trees along the ridges, Paraiso said. with the opening of the zipline last month, the village is expecting an influx of tourists from neighboring towns, provinces and even foreign tourists, she said. Hence, Gov. lala talino-Mendoza suggested offering the homestay service instead of putting up a hotel in the barangay as she wanted the homeowners to earn, she added. the homestay service covers food preparation as well as tour guide services.

Gateway to mt. apo the village is also one of the gateways to Mt. apo, the country’s highest peak. Sid Mainit, the town’s tourism officer, told Mindanews that the trail to Mt. apo has been reopened three years ago. Peace and order problems had prompted the local government to discourage trekkers from utilizing the trail, Mainit said. the periphery of the village used to be a haven of the new People’s army. “Karon okay na, they can pass the trail again going to Mt. apo,” said the tourism officer, adding it takes two days to reach the summit. Videoke-free

unlike some other tourist destinations, the ecotourism park in new israel doesn’t have videoke machines. Since the village is also home to the religious sect “Moncadista,” videoke machines, smoking, liquor and eating of any four-legged animals are prohibited. this explains why the villagers only eat fish and vegetables. Village chief lovely Guibernas-Paraiso said her barangay is a perfect place to rest for those who hate the noise of videoke. “the only noises you can hear here at night are the insects and some birds,” she said in an interview with Mindanews last

month. the village chief also clarified that tourists may also bring any of their preferred food and drinks for as long as they keep it for themselves only. Canned meat products are not available in the sari-sari stores of the village, she disclosed. She added they are planning to develop a onehectare pond, where tourists can enjoy boat rides. at the view deck where one can see the plains of neighboring town Bansalan, a sari-sari store offers coffee made of droppings from Philippine Civets. Paraiso said they will also build a mini-zoo in the village. [Keith Bacongco/Mindanews]

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Pulumbarit badminton class at Holiday Gym

rePuBliC oF tHe PHiliPPineS reGional trial Court 11tH JuDiCial reGion oFFicE oF THE cLErK oF coUrT-SHEriFF DaVao City

HomE DEVELoPmEnT mUTUaL FUnD or PaG-iBiG FUnD, Mortgagee -versusEJF-rEm caSE no. 14,344-13 ma anToniETTE G. amParo, Mortgagor/s.

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COACH Leo Peter Pulumbarit is holding his badminton classes to the public at the Holiday Spa and Gym for Beginners and Advance. Pulumbarit is a former national player who represented Mindanao and the country in various competitions including the Arafura Games held in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5-8 p.m. Among his students are 62-year old businesswoman Josie Altamera, fashion designer Dodjie Batu, Eurose Woo Gaite-Baguio, Mardz Nunez, Adelle Omana, spa owners

Marjorie Aton & Menchie Rasucay, bankers Rex Sordilla, Ruby and Clifford Saligumba, psychiatrist Dr. Bing Mabunga, dentist Dr. Doris Tagle Villareal, bar owner Gina Espinoza, Ruth Pasaol, Milarean Agustin, Annie Mayten, Weng Lawagon, Aida Hata, Blesie Galang, Chin Panisales, Pidol Enriquez and PR-model Skye Bangoy Dionela. Students from the University of Immaculate Concepcion are also attending Pulumbarit’s class to further learn the sport. “I think he’s the best badminton teacher and coach in Davao today,” said Dionela, managing director of Bonjee Entertainment Services. – LITO DELOS REYES

upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig Fund against the mortgagor/s Ma antoniette G. aMParo, single, with postal address at lot 11 Block 9 Phase 2 Samantha Homes Catalunan Pequeño , Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of april 4, 2013 amounted to two HunDreD tHirty SeVen tHouSanD one HunDreD FiFty one PeSoS & 9/100 ( P 237,151.09) 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 September 20 , 2013 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: Transfer certificate of Title no. T- 456898 “ a parcel of land (Lot 11, Blk. 9, oF THE SUBDiViSion PLan ,Psd-11-078815, being a portion of Lot 1144-0, Psd31674) situated in the Barangay of catalunan Pequeño, city of Davao, island of containing an area of EiGHTY (80) 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 october 18, 2013 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, august 6, 2013

For tHe eX-oFFiCio SHeriFF: (SGD.) aLBErT c. aBEJaron Sheriff iV

noted by:

(SGD) aTTY. EDiPoLo P. SaraBia, Jr. Clerk of Court Vi & ex-officio Provincial Sheriff (edge 8/12/19/26)

rePuBliC oF tHe PHiliPPineS reGional trial Court 11tH JuDiCial reGion oFFicE oF THE cLErK oF coUrT-SHEriFF DaVao City

HomE DEVELoPmEnT mUTUaL FUnD or PaG-iBiG FUnD, Mortgagee -versusEJF-rEm caSE no. 14,357-13 ramiE ian F. LanoriaS, Mortgagor/s. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x noTicE oF EXTra-JUDiciaL SaLE

upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-ibig Fund against the mortgagor/s ramiE ian F. LanoriaS with postal address at lot 1 Block 26 Phase 2 Don lorenzo Homes, toril , Davao City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 6, 2013 amounted to ( P 564,612.64) 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 September 20 , 2013 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: Transfer certificate of Title no. T- 146-201000670 “ a parcel of land (lot 1, Blk. 26, xxx) situated in the Barangay of Bato, toril City of Davao, island of Containing an area of onE HUnDrED TWEnTY THrEE (123) 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 october 18, 2013 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, august 6, 2013

For tHe eX-oFFiCio SHeriFF:

noted by:

(SGD.) roBErTo c. ESGUErra Sheriff iV

(SGD) aTTY. EDiPoLo P. SaraBia, Jr. Clerk of Court Vi & ex-officio Provincial Sheriff (edge 8/12/19/26)


Nadal tops Federer at Cincy

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, celebrates after defeating Roger Federer, from Switzerland, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, during a quarterfinal at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Al Behrman)

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aSon, ohio (aP) -- the vintage rematch ended with rafael nadal pumping his arms after a final forehand. He was a little bit better than old nemesis roger Federer once again. nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over Federer on Friday night, a vintage rematch that reinforced their head-to-head standings for now. nadal improved to 2110 against his top rival, including wins all of their three matches this year. a close match came down to a few points, and nadal got most of them. ‘’always the emotion’s out there when we play each other,’’ nadal said. Their first meeting in Cincinnati highlighted a day of upsets in the men’s bracket. no. 1 novak Djokovic and no. 2 andy Murray lost in the quarterfinals. No. 1 Serena williams moved on in the women’s bracket. nadal moves on, too, playing tomas Berdych in the semifinals. it’s been a summer of resurgence for the 27-year-old Spaniard. He missed the end of last season with a knee injury, but has gotten into one of the best stretches this season. He takes a career-best 51-3 mark into the semifinal, including a 14-1 against top 10 opponents.

it’s been a rough summer for Federer, who was beaten by a player ranked 116th in the world at wimbledon. and that was just the start. the 32-yearold Swiss star kept getting upset and struggled with a sore back. Federer hoped that his week in Cincinnati would help him repair his game. He’s won the tournament an unprecedented five times. as the week went along, his game got noticeably better, leaving him optimistic about the u.S. open. ‘’I can definitely take more things away from this week than i could for the last sort of three months,’’ Federer said. ‘’So i’m happy about that. that sets it up nicely for me for new york, i think.’’ their match was as good as any in the tournament. Federer got the first break to go up 6-5 in the opening set and finished it off with a crosscourt backhand. Nadal got his first break of the match to win the second set. He broke Federer again in the second game of the third set to take control. they moved each other around, hit the lines and lobbed over each other’s heads, making one exquisite shot after another while bringing fans to their feet. Federer fought off four match points before nadal put it away.


United States’ Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt on 16 during a four-ball match at the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Parker, Colo. (AP Photo/ Chris Carlson)


Europe builds 3-1 lead


arKer, Colo. (aP) -one player threw up on the first hole. A top rules official allowed a european player to drop in the wrong spot at a critical juncture in the match. the top-ranked american lost both her matches. Michelle wie, a disputed captain’s pick, turned out to be a bright spot. the Solheim Cup had just about everything Friday, including one big development for the europeans. they had the lead. with a little help from a bad ruling, europe took a step toward winning for the first time on the road. Suzann Pettersen and Caroline Hedwall won two matches, and Carlota Ciganda took advantage of the wrong drop by making a 15-foot par putt to halve the 15th hole after a ruling that took as long as a halftime show at the Super Bowl. the ruling happened in the most pivotal fourballs match in the afternoon, amid american complaints that it stopped all momentum. Stacy lewis, the no. 2 player in the world, and rookie lexi thompson were poised to go 1-up against Pettersen and Ciganda, both of whom where in the hazard. Pure chaos followed for the next 30 minutes, so long

that fans were chanting, ‘’while we’re young’’ from the grandstands. Ciganda blocked her approach to the par 5 into an area marked a lateral water hazard. lewis first was upset that the official used a laser to measure off the distance for Ciganda’s drop under rule 26-1-c, which she felt gave the Spaniard the yardage. that wasn’t the problem. after the measurement, LPGA official Brad alexander was called in for a second opinion. Ciganda could have dropped on either side of the hazard, but alexander incorrectly told her she go back on a line as far as she wanted. Ciganda went back 40 yards for a better look at the green and hit into 15 feet. thompson, just short of the green in two, hit a poor chip and missed her 18-foot birdie putt. lewis missed her putt. and then Ciganda knocked in her putt for a par. one hole later, thompson three-putted for par and Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie for a 1-up lead, and europe was on its way. alexander took the blame, though because it was an official ruling, it could not be overturned. what really bugged u.S. captain Meg Mallon was how long it took.

DATBA (Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association, Inc.) results: Champion: Danny usman (DatBa) 1st runner up: Sammy talaboc (DatBa) 2nd runner-up: Sam lagcao (Prima Cebu) 3rd runner-up: Benshir layoso (MtBa) 4th runner-up: ray Snyder 5th runner-up: rene Dalayon 6th runner-up: ian ancheta 7th runner-up: Crystal Chavez

Final Match Score: Danny usman (208) vs. Sammy talaboc (190)

First shoot out match: winner- ray Snyder (236) Bested- rene Dlayon, ian ancheta, Crystal Chavez 2nd shoot out match winner-Sammy talaboc (22%) Bested- Sam lagcao, Benshir layoso, ray Snyder

Melvin Gumban with ALA Promotions vice president and general manager Dennis Canete during his multi year contract signing last August 13.

ALA promotions signs up undefeated Gumban


nDeFeateD upand-comer Melvin Gumban join the ranks of talented boxers in the ala Promotions stable. trained and under the tutelage of boxing patriarch mentor antonio aldeguer, there is no question that the young boxer’s promising boxing career is underway. Gumban’s hard work and commitment to the sport earned him the respect among his peers and the relentless support of his mentors. ala Promotions is happy to wel-

come the latest addition to their fast-growing stable of future champions. this could be the beginning of a bright future for the gifted fighter. Melvin “topgun” Gumban is currently training for his upcoming major fight in escalante City on august 24, 2013.

iDol to highlight escalante native with an expected sold-out and jam-packed fight for ALA Promotions’ iDol 1 Philippines vs indonesia, hometown pu-

gilist Melvin Gumban is beyond thrilled. unDeFeateD Gumban has had fourteen professional fights, six of which were won by Ko’s and tKo’s. this is the 23-year old’s third fight in his hometown. the notion is exciting to Gumban, although he hasn’t exactly been without local support in his previous fights in escalante where he Ko’d lowie Bantigue and Philip Parcon (tKo) – he understands that this is his most exciting and biggest fight to date.

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Davao’s best cars (and their owners) Like races, there are always a start. You line up at the pole, take your position and wait for the light to go green and speed away. For us at Edge Davao, it’s off to a new start and a new race which we intend to blaze the trail. By the time this baby—Edge Davao CARS—gets on your table, it should mark the start of another exciting ride we are in. This should be one well-run race. In this maiden issue, we took to some of Davao’s known car connoisseurs and feature their cars. We thank the willingness of our friends like University of Mindanao president and part-time race car driver Willie “WT” Torres, Ground Image’s Elben Pang, and Glen Escandor of The Royal Mandaya Hotel. WT is consistently doing well in the national racing circuit while taking his passion for cars to restore vintage hotrods and muscle cars for car shows. Elben is another young guy whose passion for racing and cars is immensely burning. Along with brother Benjie and the team f GI racers, Elben never stops to seek perfection in his cars. Not that they are happy with having the fastest Toyota in the country, the passion never stops there. There’s also the elegance of The Royal Mandaya Hotel’s Hummer limo service, truly one of a kind. Those planning to get married should be salivating at the thought of riding the limo to church with the rear plate inscribed with the words “Just Married.” It’s exciting times indeed for the automotive industry in the country. Sales of most car brands are up and that is true not only in Metro Manila but also in Davao. Of late, more car dealerships have opened here indicating an uptrend in the motoring market. On the same breath, we are happy that motoring journalism is taking its own place in the media circle in Davao and although very few are in this yet, we look to the day that this business will have more racers in the track. For now and like any race, it’s great to be ahead of the pack.

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ROYAL SERVICE. This Hummer H2 limo owned by The Royal Mandaya Hotel packs all the bling of a royal coach fit for weddings and ‘Presidential’ service.

W-AUTOSPORTS’ MITSUbISHI EVOLUTION RACE CAR Currently participating at the 2013 Philippine Grand Touring Championship at Clark International Speedway and Batangas Racing Circuit. Driven by Willie Torres.Race Engineer- Mato Tan. Specs: Stock 4G63 engine with FP Green turbocharger with 272HKS cams. Evo RS transmission. D2 Racing Big Brake Kit (BBK) for front and rear. Complete FIA-approved roll cage, Sparco racing seats, Fire Extinguishers and KW Competition Coilover suspension. Rota 17x9 rims on Yokohama AO50 tires.Motec M800 ECU fuel management tuned at 300 wheel horsepower to conform to GT300 class. Four (4) podium finishes at the GT300 class this year.

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WIL ie’S WHEELS RACING PRESIDENT. University of Mindanao president Dr. Guillermo Torres, or simply Willie on the racetrack, is zooming at high speeds on the national racing circuit with several podium finishes to boot.

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2005 Toyota Fortuner V 4x4 Fully customized 101inch lift kit.


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KUYA. Fastest Toyota in the Philippines. There’s one name consistent in the podium in Davao’s racing circuit and at the same time rings a bell in the car show platform. That’s Ground Image. Credit it to the combined passion and energy of brothers Elben and Benjie Pang, Ground Image has produced the country’s fastest Toyota (“Kuya”) holding the existing racing marks in the PDRF 2006,AAP 2008 DDRA and 2011. The car zoomed to a record-shattering mark of 12.3 seconds in Bacolod and still remains the car to watch in the racing scene. If Team Ground Image has the brother tandem, it also has “brother cars.” Elben and Benjie are behind the steering wheel of the “Brothers” and have taken the podium in each, if not all, races they are in. It’s been a tradition of excellence, so to speak. GI’s Honda EK B18c Turbo known as “Ate” is also the fastest Honda in the Davao drag racing circuit holding the record for the quartermile at 6.4 seconds. Outside the racetrack, Ground Image also shines in car shows with their 1986 Toyota Trueno which is a replica of the Initial D car in that movie similarly titled, a fully-customized Honda Ek9 Type R Turbo, a 2002 Honda S2000 Spoon Sport model, and a pimped Toyota Fortuner. There’s no doubt that with the reputation Ground Image has built through the years, two things best describe their cars—fast and finest.

GI’s Elben Pang with “Kuya”

“The brothers”

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Honda EK b18c turbo half tube body 880kls. A.K.A. ATE Davao’s fastest car and fastest Honda turbo. Davao Drag Racing Association (DDRA) record holder 2012. 6.4sec. Speed City Davao.

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Drive a Kia and fly to Australia Kia Davao dangles two round trip tickets to Australia for lucky clients to watch the 2014 Australian Open in Melbourne. Visit Kia Davao between August 7 to October 31, 2013 to get a chance to win in the “Kia Drive to 20 Goes Australia” raffle promo. What’s more exciting about this is that you need not buy a car to earn a raffle ticket. Two ways to win. First, test drive any Kia vehicle and earn one raffle stub that gives you a chance to win one of 20 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.7. Second, buy any Kia car model and earn two raffle stubs. One for the Samsung Galaxy Tab raffle and another for the trip to Australia raffle. After a test drive or a purchase, customers need only to sign the raffle coupon with complete personal details and contact numbes and submit their entries to Kia Davao.

Car enthusiasts and fanatics gets a rare treat on Kadayawan weekend as the region’s largest premier shopping and lifestyle hub presents the Metro Rides 3 and Bumper to Bumper Car Show from August 16 to 18. The Metro Rides 3car show gathers all of the finest rides in the metropolis at SM Lanang Premier. Organized by Metro Rides Davao, it also brings together the whole family in appreciation of various car genres. What makes Metro Rides extra special is that it puts on display at the mall Atrium and at the Fountain Court all types of cars – from Japanese to European cars, from muscle cars to super cars, from big bikes to ATVs, and so on – in one large exhibit. Shoppers can take a look at classic cars and latest rides in Davao City, as well as the hottest rides from Manila during the Metro Rides car show. Among the vehicles currently on display at the Atrium and the Fountain Court include the 66 Mustang, 89 Corvette, 57 Bel Air, 61 Impala, 53 Chevy International Harveste, Ford Explorer and Toyota Grandia among many others. On Saturday, August 19, Metro Rides will host RC Drift sessions at the 2nd Level, The Fountain Court. Kids and their parents can come play at the RC Drift area during mall hours. Finally on Sunday, August 18, more cars will be on show as Ladder Events Production presents the Bumper to Bumper Car Show at Parking A. This car show has evolved into car culture over the years – it is the first of its kind to tour around the Philippines and is the first car show entity that is recognized and accredited worldwide. Tuner cars, a mixture of brands and a presentation of ‘In Car Entertainment’ (ICE) equipped rides will be featured during the Bumper to Bumper Car Show.

Hot August Races: 30 and counting This early, 30 entries have already signed up for the much awaited 2013 Hot August Races which wheels off on August 31 to September 1 at the Speed City, Riverfront Drive, Diversion Road. “So far we have 30 but we expect more as the race date come nearer. We are expecting to reach 70 or more,” said race coordinator Fritz Tan during a recent Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at Dexter’s Pizza at the Stadium. Registration fee is pegged at P2,500 per entry. Interested racers may contact Anne Nadela at (082) 221-1206 or at (082) 227-9535. This sanctioned drag racing event is seen to be the biggest motorsport event ever and will be the main highlight of this month’s Kadayawan Sa Dabaw festivities. Entries from Davao, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Tagum and Manila will crowd the hunt in the bracket racing event for Class C, B, A and Quick 8 classifications. The 2013 Phoenix Accelerate Vega Hot August Races is supported by the Davao Tower Inn, Cagayan Park View Hotel, The Racing Line, Edge Davao, Mindanao Times, Radyo Ukay, 95.5 Hit Radio and Wild FM.

Phoenix Petroleum goes Kadayawan! Phoenix Petroleum Philippines joins the 28th Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival with three major sports events: the Kadayawan Cyclomax Motocross, 1st Davao Car Show and 2013 Phoenix Accelerate Vega Hot August Races. The biggest Kadayawan Phoenix event will be the Kadayawan Cyclomax Motocross on August 17 to 18 at Crocodile Park, Maa. The race is open to all motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. It is presented by Phoenix Petroleum and MOTO-X. The 1st Davao Car Show on August 23 to 25 at the Gaisano Mall of Davao will display 20 vintage and modern cars. It is presented by Phoenix Petroleum and Ground Image in partnership with Gaisano Mall of Davao. On August 31 to September 1, Phoenix will present the 2013 Phoenix Accelerate Vega Hot August Races at 1/8 Mile Speed City Drag Strip, Riverfront Corporate City, Ma-a. Davao-based Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is the leading independent oil company with an expanding network of operations nationwide. It is engaged in the business of trading refined petroleum products and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, shipping/logistics and allied services.



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SUbARU CHALLENGERS. Edge Davao’s managing editor Neil Bravo (extreme left) with Manila-based motoring journalists and Subaru executives led by Wallly

Alvarez (5th from right) and Diane Silva (6th from left) during the Subaru XV Suburban Challenge.

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What happens if leading Japanese car brand Subaru tests its mettle in the urban and mountainous roads of Davao City? That is exactly the challenge Motor Image Pilipinas decided to take on when it brought in the Subaru XV Suburban Drive to Davao City last June 29. Before the Davao challenge, Subaru had just conquered the mountainous roads surrounding Sagada earlier this year with the all-new Forester and recently the Subaru XV SubUrban Drive in Cebu. The Philippines’s Queen City of the South played host to the first leg of the three-leg drive that saw a handful of Manila-based motoring journalists join several Cebu-based ones in driving the popular XV through the city’s various tourists spots. The Subaru Suburban Drive challenge has one goal: to prove that the XV is the perfect urban crossover. The drive formally started from Subaru Davao in Lanang, Davao City. Dealer Principal Walter Alvarez and manager Diane Silva of Image Cars Davao Inc. welcomed the participants and after a brief orientation, divided the group into four XVs. Manila motoring journalists Kris Lim of Business Mirror, Inigo Roces of Manila Bulletin, Jose Nicolas Celanoc of C Mag and Wayne Tulio of Men’s Health joined the Davao leg with this writer as the lone local participant from Edge Davao. Also with the entourage were Saul Babas, Motor Image marketing manager, and the Motor Image team of Sheryl Joy Pangilinan, Fitzcarlo Sarte, and Ann Santibanez. The challenge got all participants--with Alvarez on the lead car on board a Subaru Legacy, the four Subaru XVs and two Forester vehicles with the camera crew on board—through the city’s North gateway in Lanang and onto the Carlos P. Garcia Highway (Diversion Road), then onward to Toril before going on the ascent to the pine tree-dotted roads going up Eden Nature Park where the entourage spent its first stop. Next stop was Philippine Eagle Conservation Center in Malagos, Calinan then back to the Davao Crocodile Park, before finishing off the day-long grind back to the Subaru Davao showroom in Lanang. Subaru Davao opened only last year and has since recorded brisk sales in the local car industry. The Subaru line up includes, the Forester, Impreza, Legacy, BRZ, WRZ, Tribeca, Outback and XV.

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Highlighting Mindanao design at MTE 2013 Ann Pamintuan and her opening remarks.

Mindnanao has come a long way in the manufacturing chain. From merely producing raw prod- Bamboo boxes. ucts like abaca, rattan and and coconut undergone a transhusks, the island has formative process and has learned to add value to its products.

This was the thrust of the Mindanao Trade Expo, and this year the expo

Colorful T’nalak bag. showcased a plethora of new and exciting designs as well as evolutions of already famous concepts at the activity Center of the abreeza Mall, showing the world what Mindanao designers can do with what

the bountiful island has. From the smallest trinkets to home furnishing, the expo highlighted the Mindanao creativity and innovation. i loved the banig bags


Various clutch bags from Crystal Seas.

A floor accent by Ann Pamintuan.

A vignette showcasing various Mindanao products and designs at the Abreeza Mall’s Activity Center.

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Banig bags by Crystal Seas.

Living room set-up highlighting Mindanao designs.

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Park Inn by Radisson Davao offes hotel rewards program

Park Inn by radisson Davao, the new-build contemporary hotel located next to SM Lanang Premier and SMX Convention Center, invites guests to register and enroll in their rewards program called Club Carlson. Enjoy more points and travel to multiple destinations with Club CarlsonSM - the global hotel rewards program from the Carlson rezidor Hotel Group. Club Carlson redefines hotel rewards with a new collection of exceptional benefits, services and privileges at more than 1,000 participating hotels worldwide including radisson Blu, radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Club Carlson offers a range of benefits for all members. Earn 20 Gold Points® per U.S. dollar spent on eligible hotel nights and on meals and beverages charged to your room. You can also get free award nights, starting at 9,000 Gold Points, with no blackout dates on standard rooms. With their premium partners, you also enjoy valuable redemption options such as prepaid cards, airline miles, PayPalTM deposits and more. Membership is easy. ask for the registration form from the Front Desk upon check in and fill it out with your full name and contact details. You’ll get your membership card right on the spot. You can update your profile and account online via Just sign in using your email address and card number. For more information and details, visit or call Park Inn by Radisson Davao at +63 82 272 7600.

CEB bolsters domestic network with more flights this August THE PHILIPPInES’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) offers more domestic flights to boost passenger connectivity and access to destinations in the Philippines. This is in line with the delivery of two airbus a320 aircraft last July 2013, the 45th and 46th in one of the most modern fleets in the world. Since august 1, CEB has been operating a total of 33 weekly Manila-kalibo flights, with additional Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday frequencies. kalibo is the international gateway to the island paradise of Boracay. Since august 3, CEB also added more flights on the following routes: Manila-Cebu (daily), Manila-Davao (4 weekly flights) and Manila-Legazpi (4 weekly flights). all additional flights to these regional centers for trade and tourism will utilize an airbus a320 aircraft. On the same date, the airline also added more flights out of its Cebu hub: Cebu-Davao (3 weekly flights), CebuDumaguete (2 weekly flights) and Cebu-Tacloban (3 weekly flights). Its Cebu-Legazpi route became a four times weekly service starting august 3, but will become a five times weekly service starting October 13. Last august 3, CEB also upgraded the aircraft used for its flights from Cebu to General Santos (5J 249/250) from a 156-seater airbus a319 to a 180-seater airbus a320. Its Cebu-Butuan flight (5J 223/224) now utilizes an airbus a319, from a 72-seater aTr aircraft. CEB operates the most number of flights and routes from its Cebu hub, providing the most options for guests. Meanwhile, flights to tourism spots such as Siargao, Coron and Bohol will also increase. Siargao is an international surfing hotspot, while Coron is popular for its dive sites and islands. Bohol’s Chocolate Hills and beaches are also a favorite among domestic and foreign tourists. Starting august 12, 2013, CEB will operate a total of five weekly flights between Cebu and Siargao, with an additional weekly frequency. From august 24 to October 26, 2013, there will also be additional thrice weekly frequencies from both Manila-Busuanga (Coron) and Manila-Tagbilaran (Bohol). an airbus a319 aircraft will also be utilized for an additional Tuesday frequency from Manila to Cauayan, Isabela. For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to, or call the reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.


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Finding Auntie Terry:

Cannes-winning film reunites Singaporean director with Filipina nanny in ThE early 1990s, ilongga Teresita Sajonia moved to Singapore to work as a nanny, taking care of three little boys. once, on a vacation with the family, she visited a wishing well and wished that her wards would grow up to be decent men and that they would not forget about her.

decades later, her wish came true and it was no less than a Cannes international Film Festival award-winning film that paved the way for the reunion between her and the boys she loved and cared for like they were her own. Teresita was the inspiration behind ilo ilo, a film that received international acclaim and won the prestigious Camera d’or prize at the 2013 Cannes. Set against the 1997 asian financial crisis, it chronicles the relationship between a young Singaporean boy and his Filipina nanny. it is also the feature film debut of Singaporean filmmaker anthony Chen, one of three boys that Teresita took care of as a domestic helper in the Lion City. after the success of the movie, Cebu-based PR agency Selrahco PR contacted Chen and his siblings, and offered to help them reunite with their former nanny, whom they fondly called “auntie

Terry.” While this proved to be a challenge as they knew only her first name and hometown, Selrahco PR’s iloilo-wide search ended in an emotional reunion, when Chen and his youngest brother Christopher flew to iloilo to see her again after 16 years. “i was very happy to see them and just hugged them tight,” recounted Teresita in Filipino. “They were still young when i left, and now they have become so big and handsome.” Teresita worked for the Chen family for eight years, but had to return home in 1997 due to health issues. Since then, she had lost touch with the family but still carried photos of the three boys with her. “They were very nice kids; they could be mischievous

at times, but they’re really very sweet,” she shared. in late august, ilo ilo will be shown in Singaporean cinemas and Teresita will be there to attend the premiere screening, through the help of the movie’s official airline partner Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier. This will be her first time traveling to a foreign country after 16 years. “We are honored to be part of this wonderful reunion and support auntie Terry when she goes to Singapore through Cebu Pacific’s direct flights from iloilo. For us, auntie Terry represents the hard work and selfless love of global Filipinos,” said Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and distribution Candice iyog. “She and many other global Filipi-

nos leave a lasting impact wherever they are in the world.” Teresita said she could not believe that Chen would make a movie inspired by their story and that he and his brothers would come looking for her. “i’m so touched and thankful,” she said. “it must mean that they loved me as much as i loved them.” “ilo ilo is a story about love, family and relationships, and we could never have imagined that a little film like this could reach out, connect, and re-connect those ties that we thought were long lost,” the filmmaker posted on the movie’s official Facebook page after the reunion. Chen is the first Singaporean to win a top award at Cannes for a feature film.

less animated images are synchronized with music to transport them to their favorite Disney musical moment. This concert of symphonic arrangements has already been performed by 38 orchestras in 9 coun-

tries around the world over the past three years to over 70,000 people. The Disney Concert Library has been licensing music directly to orchestra organizations worldwide since 1992. For ticket inquiries and reservations you may call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit ph For more information about The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, visit our website; follow us on Facebook at facebook. com/ABSPhilharmonic and on Twitter at @ABSPhilharmonic.

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra plays the Magical Music of Disney

THE aBS-CBn Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of Disney music at the Tanghalang nicanor abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 28, 2013 at 8pm. This concert of symphonic arrangements from the archives at The Walt Disney Studio is provided by Disney Music Publishing. Music from early classics to recent releases will take audiences on a musical journey to far off places where the stories, tales and myths of many cultures have originated. The program incorporates musical performances from Disney’s animated films including The Lion king,

Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Little Mermaid, Mulan and others. Magical Music of Disney is a concert for the whole family. audiences are invited to enjoy a unique experience in which time-

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Pinoy Soap Opera Queen Judy Ann Santos: I’m fulfilled PInOY Soap Opera Queen Judy ann Santos feels accomplished that her consistent top-rating primetime drama series on aBS-CBn “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” has not just entertained TV viewers but also empowered women who are physically and emotionally battered by their husbands. “I am so happy that through our show I was able to touch the lives of many people, especially wives who feel helpless over abusive partners,” said Judy ann. “‘Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala’ has served as an eye-opener on the real issues that women deal with.” Judy ann also shared that it is fulfilling to know that her show, which also stars award-winning actress kC Concepcion and wellacclaimed actor Sam Milby,

will end with its fast-paced story sustained and national TV ratings soaring high. “I’m really thankful to all our viewers, here and abroad, who have devot-

edly followed the journey of anessa (Judy ann) from the beginning. You all really made my teleserye comeback so memorable,” she said.

Upcoming GMA series Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas regional promo tour begins GMa’s forthcoming primetime offering Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas chooses Davao City to break its first run of promotional activities in line with this year’s celebration of the kadayawan Festival. Veteran actor Cesar Montano returns on television opposite versatile actress Lovi Poe, who currently topbills GMa news TV’s original series Titser, in yet another heartrending series viewers will definitely tune in to— Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas. Last august 18, Sunday, Cesar and Lovi, together with co-stars rocco nacino, Solenn Heussaff, and returning kapuso Charrie Pineda,

participates in the Pamulak Parade boarding a GMa float that cruise saround Davao City’s major streets starting from roxas avenue to rizal Park and covered live by GMa TV Davao. at 4pm of the same day,

the cast of Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas visited the activity Center of abreeza Mall to promote their upcoming show and to provide entertainment to their kapusong Davaoeños via a kapuso Mall Show.

Is Ejay Falcon the next Binoe and Daboy? VETEran and award-winning director Toto natividad believes that “Dugong Buhay” star Ejay Falcon’s fast transformation as an action star makes him deserving to be part of Philippine showbiz’s ‘action royalty.’ “Like our veteran actions stars, Ejay has a unique talent. If Binoe (robin Padilla), Daboy (rudy Fernandez), and the other big names have their thrones as an action star; I believe that Ejay deserves his own, especially that he is one of the actors who brought back the action genre in the consciousness of the viewers today,” said the director of aBSCBn’s hit afternoon actiondrama series. Direk Toto has nothing but praises for Ejay. “acting can de learned and devel-

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Ejay’s top-rating kapamilya Gold series, Victor (Ejay) continues to flare with so much anger to the De Laras, especially with the murder of his close friend Trisha (Jed Montero). Will Victor’s plans against Enrique (Christian Vasquez) and the whole De Lara family change when he discovers that he is a De Lara himself?

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A bedroom cencept using various Mindanao products.

Decorative ceramic fish and bowls. by Crystal Seas. already attention. Each box was coknown for their fashion- lourful, intricate and clearable clutch bags and ac- ly impeccably crafted. cessories, they went beone common theme yond their comfort zone that i noticed at the MTE and came up with full is the attention to the use of sized bags using woven sustainable and eco-friendpalm leaves. The colourful ly materials. The designs patterns reflected in the also focused on high qualPhilippines’ latest tourism ity hand crafting which campaign. shows the passion of the ann Pamintuan, who craftsmen that add value is already making waves and uniqueness to the piecin Metro Manila, came es rather than just being up with beautiful organic “manufactured” pieces. looking floor and table acCongratulations to the cents that are inspired by Mindanao Trade Expo and the sea. her giant seashell- their successful exhibition. like floor accent is simple hopefully, this will lead to yet intricate, using various more Mindanao designs weaving techniques, but and products coming out using the metal. of the wilds of the island The playful bamboo and into the homes of the boxes also demanded my worldwide community.

Colorful bamboo storage Decorative metal pieces by Ann boxes of various sizes. Pamintuan.

Various home decor using vines.



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