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EDGEDAVAO Serving a seamless society

UNITED COLORS. Students garbed in different national costumes wave flags of the countries that they’re representing during yesterday’s United Nations Day 2013 celebration at the Annex of SM City Davao. Lean Daval Jr.

DCCCII is PHL’s best T

HE Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. won two awards yesterday during the culmination of three-day 39th edition of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo (PBC& E), the country’s biggest annual gathering of businessmen and product exposition organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). The awards received by the DCCCII were “most outstanding city chamber of commerce of the Philippines” and “most outstanding chamber in Mindanao.” There are 42 chambers in Mindanao and more than 100 in the whole country, affiliated with the PCCCI headed by lawyer Miguel B. Varela. The awards were handed by Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, in behalf of President Aquino, and Presidential Communi-

cations Operation Sec. Herminio “Sonny” B. Coloma together with top officers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) headed by lawyer Miguel B. Varela and Alfredo M. Yao, chairman of the 39th PBC &E. The awards were received by DCCCII President Daniel T. Lim and Chairman Sebastian L. Angliongto who went up the stage with other members of the DCCCII delegation composed of Executive Vice President Antonio T. dela Cruz, Trustee Treasurer Yvonne F. Cabada, Trustee (past president and chairman) John Y. Gaisano, Trustee Antonio M. Ajero and Executive Director Mary Anne L. Abundo. Other members of the Davao delegation were Vice President for Trade and Commerce (immediate past president) Ma. Lourdes G. Monteverde and Trustee Luciano Frederick S. Puyod


OUTSTANDING CHAMBER. Architect Daniel T. Lim, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (second from right) and DCCCII chairman Sebastian L. Angliongto (extreme right) pose with Presidential Communications Operation Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma (third from left), after receiving two awards for DCCCII as the Most Outstanding Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and Most Outstanding Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao during the culmination of the 39th Philippine Business Conference & Expo, October 22-24 at the Manila Hotel.  From left: DCCCII Corporate Treasurer Yvonne F. Cabada, Executive Vice President Antonio T. dela Cruz, Secretary Coloma, Past President and Trustee John Y. Gaisano, Jr., President Lim and Chairman Angliongto.



SSS branches to open for members every Saturday


OCIAL Security System (SSS) members can transact at SSS branches all over the country every Saturday, starting on October 26, 2013, as part of the agency’s thrust to make SSS services more accessible to its membership. SSS Officer-inCharge Edgar Solilapsi said the Social Security Commission has approved the extended branch schedule, which aims to acccommodate members who cannot transact at SSS branch offices during regular business hours on weekdays. “Under the new schedule, SSS branches will be open to serve members from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday, on top of their regular business

hours on Mondays to Fridays,” Solilapsi said. “We encourage members, as well as regular and household employers, to take advantage of this special SSS branch schedule, which starts on October 26.” The extended work schedule will also benefit Cebu and Bohol-based members affected by the recent earthquake covered by the SSS Calamity Relief Package. The package includes the Salary Loan Early Renewal Program (SLERP) for members with existing salary loans; the waived one percent service fee for new salary loan borrowers; advance release of threemonth pensions; and the fixed six percent annual

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RAGING INFERNO. Residents stare helplessly as fire razes through their houses yesterday in Brgy. 12-B, V. Mapa Street, Davao City. The fire which allegedly started from the house of Brgy. captain Nelia Tumabang was the city’s biggest so far this month. Lean Daval Jr.

Danao takes over from Dela Rosa Police on alert vs. By EMILORD P. CASTROMAYOR


EW Davao City police director Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao Jr. officially takes over the command from outgoing police chief Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa after today’s turn-over ceremony at 3:00 p.m at Camp Domingo Leonor with no less than Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as special guest. Danao,46, former chief of the Regional Logistics and Research Development Division in Davao Region will assume as the new police director in place of Dela Rosa who will move to Camp Crame as head of the intelligence unit.

Danao, a native of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, was also station commander of the Talomo police station for several years and became chief of the Regional Public Safety Battalion. Supt. Marvin Manuel Pepino, DCPO deputy director, said that Dela Rosa had effectively ended his tour of duty on October 18 based on the letter issued by the Camp Crame in Cavite but formally ends his tour of duty today. Pepino said the turn-over ceremony was scheduled on the availability of Mayor Duterte.

Pepino describes Danao as a leader who is “strict”. “He is a very good leader and very strict in work. If he sees police who are not doing their duty will be warned, but if they perform well they will be rewarded,” Pepino said. Pepino and Danao are good family friends. When asked how he compares Danao to Dela Rosa, he replied: “Mas makita diretso and pagkastrickto niya (Danao) while Dela Rosa is very lenient.” Dela Rosa was supposed to end his tour of duty in July this

year, but based on PNP protocol, a chief of police will only hold the post for two years before given another assignment. He assumed as police chief in 2011. Dela Rosa said in a television interview that his legacy is in the form of programs he initiated, like “Oplan Tokhang” which involves knocking on doors to those suspected drug pushers and asked them to stop their illegal activities. Meanwhile, Dela Rosa also initiated “Oplan Taphang” or meeting drug suspects and juvenile delinquents as well as their parents for the same purpose.

NPA interference T

HE presence of members of the New People’s Army (NPA) Monday in certain barangays of the city as the October 28 elections approach has prompted the police to double security efforts in case the rebels intend to interfere with the electoral process. P/Supt. Marvin Manuel Pepino, deputy chief of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said that the armed group has its own candidates for barangay positions and that this might cause fear among voters not to


Comelec to release PNP-AFP budget for barangay elections


HALLOWEEN. The Halloween decoration at the lobby of The Marco Polo Davao gets the attention from hotel guests especially the pumpkins, a very popular and traditional icon of every Halloween celebration. Lean Daval Jr.

vote as what happened in previous barangay elections. Pepino identified Toril, Calinan, Baguio and Paquibato districts as having sightings of NPA elements during elections. In the last election some barangays in Paquibato had seen members of the NPA supporting their bets. Pepino said the police cannot just take for granted this kind of scenario, the reason for them to concentrate their efforts in those

HE Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is set to received their allocated budget this week to fund its election—related security preparation for the barangay (village) elections on October 28, a official of Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday. In a press briefing held in Camp Crame, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said roughly P100 million was already available and was just undergoing necessary paperworks before it will be released, hopefully by the end of the week. “I would like to assure everyone that it was just

a matter of doing the correct paper work. Pero yung pera andyan na, OK na. Hinihintay nalang ang release,” Jimenez said. The PNP and AFP earlier asked that their budget be increased to P500 million. The agencies said they will use the money for food allowance of police and military men who will be deployed during the elections, as well as for other logistical requirements, such as fuel for patrol vehicles. The Comelec already has a cash on hand being prepared for release, it is roughly P400 million short of the amount the PNP and AFP had asked to fund their activities.







Pakaradjan highlights Muslim tradition N

OW on its 7th installment, Tagum City’s Pakaradjan Festival continues to highlight the rich culture and tradition of the Muslim Community among the general public, and local leaders tagged it as a window of the peaceful co-existence of different tribes in the city. On October 23, 2013, Mayor Allan L. Rellon joined the dominant Muslim tribes in the city in opening program of the three-day Pakaradjan Festival, which was marked with pomp and pride. The tribes include Iranon, Kalagan, Maranao, Magindanao and Tausug. Festival organizers said Pakaradjan is a unique and special gathering of dominant Muslim tribes in Tagum City which will showcase their cultural talents in playing musical instruments and traditional dances with a common goal of preserv-

ing and promoting their beliefs and traditions. Among the activities lined-up for this year’s Pakaradjan are the following: civil registration and medical mission, quranic reading, azan competition, kulintangan competition and the highly-anticipated Sigay ng Pakaradjan, a search participated by prettiest and smartest young Muslim girls representing their respective tribes. During the opening program, the Muslim tribes of Tagum, the Sultanate of Davao Region represented by Sultan Abdul Racman D. Maug, and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos represented by Datu Gomobar Pandian made Mayor Rellon their adopted son through a recognition ritual. Through the ritual, Mayor Rellon was officially known as Datu Makagaos, which literally means resourceful and


OPENING. Tagum City Mayor Allan L. Rellon bangs the gong signaling the formal opening of the 7th Pakaradjan Festival in Tagum City last October 23, 2013, which showcases the Muslim communities’ cultural talents in playing musical instruments and traditional dances with a common goal of preserving and promoting their beliefs and traditions. [Photo by Leo Timogan of CIO Tagum] powerful. In his acceptance speech, the local chief executive reiterated his commitment to safe-

guarding the culture and traditions of Muslims by enumerating his early achievements on the matter, as well his future

plans for them. This includes putting-up of a government-operated Halal poultry facility which

was well-received by the crowd gathered in Tagum City Pavilion during the program. [Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum]

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao

tries to settle infighting LGU gets serious on climate change adaptation MILF among its field commanders I L N a bid to strengthen General Santos City’s climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, the city council here is pushing for the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will serve as a local advisory body for vital climate change issues and concerns. In its 15th regular session on Tuesday, the council passed on second reading a proposed ordinance that sets the creation of the TWG under its committee on climate change adaptation. City Councilor Eliza-

beth Bagonoc, the committee’s chairperson, said the TWG will be mainly tasked to identify current and future potential climate change impacts in the city and provide recommendations regarding mitigation and adaptation measures. The TWG, which will be headed by the chair of the city council’s committee on climate change adaptation, would be composed of officials and representatives from the academe, religious sector, civil society, women, media, youth, the Social Action Center of the Diocese


of Marbel and two other non-government organizations, she said. The official said among its functions is to conduct a review of existing studies, scientific reports and other relevant information to determine the current realistic impact of climate change in the city. She said it will provide comprehensive and realistic assessment of the current and future vulnerability of the city to the impacts of climate change. “It will develop the city’s climate change ac-

tion plan, which shall include climate change adaptation strategy and greenhouse gas emission reduction plan, Bagonoc said. The TWG is also mandated to conduct research activities and prioritize climate change issues here for use in a planned climate change summit for this city and the neighboring areas. Bagonoc said the ordinance requires the city government to appropriate funds under its annual or supplemental budgets to support the operation of the TWG. [MindaNews]

Business sector raises howl over power outages T HE business sector here is worried the persisting power outage is already seriously affecting the businesses in the province. “It’s too much to experience two to three times power interruption a day, and has also caused fear among business owners. Net cafe opted to close down their businesses because it is no longer profitable and most of the computer units were damaged

due to the brownouts,” Lyle Sept Raut, vice-president of the Mt. Apo Davao del Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. It was learned the province is experiencing sixhour daily brownouts due to lack of power supply. The Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (DASURECO) recently announced that the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has imposed load curtailment to maintain

18 megawatts only for the three metering points of DASURECO to protect outage of Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant (MGPP) and diesel-run Southern Philippines Power Corporation (SPPC). The power outages had aggravated recently by the bombing of the Kibawe-Nuling-Tacurong 138 kv transmission line, the cooperative said. Due to the impact of the brownouts, Davao del

Sur Governor Claude Bautista had urged DASURECO and NGCP to answer the public’s questions over the power outages, provincial information officer Bheng Sumatra said. “It was the first time that we knew that the very cause of the outages was the power generation provided by NGCP, DASURECO has no fault since they are only on the distribution,” Sumatra said. [PNA]

EADERS of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have sent emissaries to warring MILF members in remote villages here to prevent the clan war from escalating and affect the coming village polls. Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF vice chair for political affairs, said influential MILF officials have been sent to Barangay Bagoinged, Pagalungan, Maguindanao to convince MILF Commanders Akmad Andoy and Sanday Bhuto to stop firing at each other and allow the displaced families to return home. At least eight MILF members have been killed in the three-day sporadic skirmishes between Andoy’s group and Bhuto’s followers. Four others were wounded. Speaking in the vernacular, Jaafar told Bhuto and Andoy to disengage and stop fighting. “For the safe of civilians, you are directed to return to your respective communities,” Jaafar told the warring groups who have been locked in a long-standing family feud that stemmed from politics. Army Capt. Antonio Bulao, speaking for the

Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade, said both Commanders Andoy and Bhuto have relatives running for elective posts of Barangay Bagoinged for the Oct. 28 polls. “Andoy’s relatives are running various positions in Barangay Bagoinged, running against aspirants identified with Bhuto,” Bulao said. “Obviously this has something to do with the election, one group is harassing another group to dislodge supporters of rival candidates,” said Bulao, adding that the conflict area is far from portions of the Cotabato-Davao highway. Jaafar said both Andoy and Bhuto were supporters of former Mayor Norodin Matalam who died due to cardiac arrested before the local polls last May. The Commission on Elections is still studying the situation and would decide soon whether to postpone the balloting in Barangay Bagoinged. “We are assessing the situation and will submit report to the Comelec soon,” Bulao said. Barangay Bagoinged has about 2,000 registered voters as of 2010. [PNA]






Comelec reminds local officials that barangay polls non-partisan


HE Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded local government officials that the October 28 Barangay polls is “non-partisan” thus, they are not allowed to endorse candidates. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said that the Omnibus Election Code (OEC) does not allow elected officials from meddling in the activities in connection with the village polls. “That is prohibited. It can be considered as an election offense,” he said in a press conference on Wednesday. Section 38 of the OEC states that “the barangay election shall be non-partisan”. Violation of election laws can be considered an election offense, which carries a penalty of one to six years imprisonment, removal of right to vote, and disqualification from public office. Aside from endorsing candidates, local officials are prohibited for making cameo appearances

in campaign posters and appearing in campaign rallies of candidates. On the other hand, Brillantes said they are not expecting many local officials to publicly endorse barangay bets as they are aware of the provision of the law. “They won’t support them openly. (The support) happens in the dark of the night,” he said. With this, the poll body chief urged the public to report to the Comelec if they will find any such violations, preferably with evidences. The campaign period for the Barangay polls started last October 18 and will continue until Saturday, October 26. Meanwhile, Commissioner Grace Padaca reported that more than 800,000 individuals have filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) to run for the barangay polls. She disclosed that a total of 94,124 that filed COCs for barangay chairman while 715,012 are running for barangay kagawads. [PNA]

A press photographer takes some photos of barangay election candidates’ posters mounted on a tree in GSIS Heights, Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

877 police officers in region deployed for election duties T

HE Police Regional Office 11 formally sent off a total of 877 police personnel to various provinces and cities for election duties in the October 28 barangay polls. Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual, acting regional director of the PRO 11 said the police will provide security assistance to the Commission on Elections during the conduct of the elections. He assured that the

police will be available in case problems might arise relative to the peaceful conduct of the polls. Pascual said the police deployment comes from the regional headquarters and the training schools. “We are relatively peaceful in Davao Region and are ready for the coming elections,” he said. Chief Inspector Jed Clamor, spokesperson of the PRO 11 revealed Davao Region has a total of 178 areas of concern.

He said the areas of concern include eleven barangays in Davao City, 26 barangays in Davao del Norte, 28 barangays in Davao del Sur, 12 barangays in Davao Oriental, and 101 barangays in Compostela Valley. Clamor said the New People’s Army is the leading threat to the peace and security in most of the areas classified as category II. “We haven’t received alarming reports from

these areas so far,” he said. Clamor said that police are watching closely the situation in Barangay 23-C in Davao City. He said the area is perceived to have intense political rivalry with the many candidates running. “We have checked the situation in Barangay 23-C by initiating a peace covenant for an orderly elections among the candidates,” Clamor said. [PIA 11/Joey Sem G. Dalumpines]

HE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will monitor the giving of relief goods to the people affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. In a press conference, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the monitoring will be conducted to ensure

that election laws are followed while helping individuals from the quake-stricken areas during the election period. He stressed that electoral candidates should refrain from joining relief distribution. He added, “We just want to make sure that

since this is the election period then the Comelec have some say in making sure that the distribution of relief will not be used for political purposes.” Brillantes explained that there is the risk reduction committee involving the national government, national

and local officials up to the barangay level that would help victims of disasters. On the other hand, Brillantes said that they will attempt to issue a resolution to settle the matter regarding the distribution of relief goods during the campaign period.[PNA]

the deployed personnel 655 are DCPO personnel while 515 will come from the Armed Forces. Lagundi said there are 12 areas of concern in Davao City and these are located in Marilog, Paquibato and Baguio districts. At least one barangay in Davao City’s poblacion is an area of concern- Barangay 23-C. He added that the poblacion barangay in an area known as mini-for-

est has been added as AOC because of intense political rivalry. Also as the barangay election nears, DCPO will be receiving 22 brandnew police vehicles and 20 new 125cc motorcycles which will be turned over tomorrow (Oct. 25). The additional mobile assets was given by the City Government of Davao. After barangay elections the DCPO will also

be focusing on Oplan Kaluluwa from October 30 to November 3. About 1,729 policemen will be deployed among the cemeteries in the city during all souls’ and all saints’ day. Lagundi said because of the huge area to cover there will be more personnel which will be deployed during Oplan Kaluluwa as compared to the barangay elections. [PIA 11/RG Alama]

2,000 cops trained as SBETs for brgy. polls Comelec to monitor giving of relief to quake-stricken areas T T HE Commission on Elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Comelec–ARMM) is currently training 2,000 policemen to act as Special Board of Election Tellers (SBETs) for the Oct. 28 barangay polls. Lawyer Rey Sumalipao, Comelec-ARMM director, said the number of SBETs corresponds to the total number of teachers who earlier expressed refusal to serve in the forthcoming polls in the region due to security reasons or close association with poll candidates. “The Comelec en banc, however, is still validating the request of the teachers who declined to serve in the polls as their reasons should be valid,” Sumalipao said as he emphasized that teachers have a sworn duty to serve during election

time. He said the SBETs form part of mitigating measures being employed by Comelec to prevent “failure of election” in any part of the region. Sumalipao said the SBETs would be deployed as part of the regional security force for the polls and would only be activated to serve as poll officers in case of any untoward eventuality that may arise. Amid such snags, Sumalipao maintained that his office remain all set for next week’s polls. Early on, the Comelec-ARMM has listed some 300 barangays under its “areas of concern”, 180 of which are situated in Lanao del Sur province. Other provinces comprising ARMM are Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and Basilan. [PNA]

Davao City Police Office readies up for brgy. polls


HE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) is bracing up its personnel deployment during the conduct of the barangay elections this October 28. According to DCPO Community Relations Branch head Police Chief Inspector Vianney Ross Lagundi a total of 1,167 policemen and military personnel will be deployed around 266 polling places in the city. Of

7 THE ECONOMY Impose mining moratorium, gov’t told EDGEDAVAO


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

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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/

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12. Stocks Composite Index 6/

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13. Consumer Price Index 2006=100

132.8 Apr 2013

14. Headline Inflation Rate 2006=100

2.6 Apr 2013

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3.1 Apr 2013

16. Visitor Arrivals

418,108 Feb 2013

17. Underemployment Rate 7/

20.9% Jan 2013

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7.1% Jan 2013

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HE national government needs to implement a moratorium on mining in the country to fix its laws and their implementation as some of the laws are contradicting, an environmentalist said during a forum here Tuesday. Dr. Jessie Manuta, research fellow of the Ateneo Tropical Institute for Climate Studies, said that at the moment, it is disorderly both “at principle and at the implementation levels” that is why different government agencies involved should sit down and talk first. “[There is a need] to fix the gaps to make it easier to implements at the local level,” he added in his

response to MindaNews during the open forum of the Mindanao Watershed Summit at the Finster Auditorium at the Ateneo de Davao University. He cited that the Department Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies need harmonization at the implementation levels as there is contradiction. As an example, he said delineation should be clear at the ground level for watersheds. Manuta, in his presentation on Food-Biodiversity-Water and Climate Change, said one example of the problem is overlap-

N efforts to strengthen the tourism industry of South Cotabato, the South Mindanao Tourism Investment Conference (Tourism iCon) will highlight the strong partnership between the local government and private sector in their bid to draw in more tourism-related investments in the province. Slated from October 24 to 26 at The Farm here in this city, the Tourism iCon is expected to gather key foreign and local investors, as well as government players and development partners to further explore investment opportunities in the southern Mindanao region. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our tourism potentials to the participating investors,” said Department of Tourism-XII (DOT) Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera. She added that the event will also provide a venue for the forging of strategic alliances in the form of joint-venture arrangements and cooperation agreements among the country’s key tourism industry stakeholders. “We can also utilize this activity in show-

casing the facilitation mechanisms, which we have put in place designed to fast-track tourism investments in this part of the country,” said Dillera. Convened by the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC), and co-organized by the Allah Valley Landscape Development Alliance (AVLDA), the conference will also highlight the investment and tourism potentials of the Allah Valley areas. The event will feature four thematic areas, which include eco-tourism, local tourism competitiveness enhancement, transportation and communication, and tourism facilities and services. A presentation of the priority tourism projects identified by DOT XII, which includes the development of renewable energy sources and the upgrading of the tourism facilities is among the conference highlights. Dillera stressed the need to develop the necessary infrastructure in order to enhance accessibility of tourism destinations in the provinces. “Through this conference, we intend to generate more project ideas aimed at hitting our end-goal of improv-

ping of tenurial instruments throughout the country. He cited that in the Philippines one risk of mining is that it competes with other users for scarce resources. In his report, he cited that one-seventh of mining and exploration concessions overlap with watershed areas where demand for water exceeds the available supply by at least 36 percent. He also cited the overlapping boundaries of mineral potential map and biodiversity map in the Philippines. According to Haribon, as he quoted, tailings waste pollution has contaminated at least 14 out of 18 major river systems

in the country. He cited as among the strategic priorities in the National Climate Change Action Plan are ecological and environmental stability, enhanced resilience and stability of natural systems and communities, food and human security, and water sufficiency. But Manuta said one of the challenges confronting the nation is the “greenwashing and denial of the root causes of the current environmental, human, and climate crisis.” “Though the laws seek to address the vulnerabilities of the people and the country to the impacts of climate change, reversing

the present policies and projects that are destructive to the environment and communities remain wanting,” he added in his PowerPoint presentation. Manuta cited that the continuing promotion of mining liberalization in the Philippines and implementation of RA 7942 “commodify and privatize our common natural resources and aggravate climate change impact”. He said aside from causing environmental destruction and making communities more vulnerable to disasters, mining has also driven millions of people from their land and communities. [Walter I. Balane / MindaNews]

Tourism confab to drive more local investments I

LAKE SEBU ZIPLINE. Sheila Cabusao (left) and Myrna Ramiterre of Davao City enjoy the thrill of zip lining over Lake Sebu’s seven water falls located in South Cotabato.   At 180 meters above the ground, Lake Sebu’s zip line is touted as the tallest in Southeast Asia.   ing trade, investments, and tourism activities in the region,” she said. During the 2nd Region 12 Tourism Sum-

mit held in General Santos City last month, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) announced that several

infrastructure projects are being pushed to support the development of Southern Mindanao’s tourism industry.

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Senate presents “Napoleserye”

HAT could have been a spectacle of blockbuster proportions turned kaput. The Senate, after all the hoopla, is not going to get a “Napoleserye.” Not now. Not in your house. That was how Janet Lim Napoles’ counsel Lorna Kapunan relayed the message from her client after the Senate decided to subpoena the alleged “Pork Barrel Queen” for the November 7 hearing. Atty. Kapunan said what will happen in the Senate will only be a media spectacle “where the public will be allowed to see who has the dirtiest linen. “Any confrontation is good for the media. It will not help is in getting closer to a conviction.” The Napoles camp believes that only a court of law is the proper venue for the controversy. It could be the Ombudsman or the Sandiganbayan but not the Senate. The Napoles turnaround oneupped the Senate where lawmakers are obviously salivating at the looming national attention.


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Not quite. Under the law, Napoles will have the last word whether or not to attend the hearing. It is for her to waive the right if she decides to give the Senate a go. Even with a subpoena, the Senate will have to get the permission from the judge. The way it goes now, it will be a remote possibility for Napoles to allow herself to get into the so-called oven. She has acted all too clearly before the eyes of millions of Filipinos that she wanted some protection in those days where she was escorted to prison in full protective gear. Simply said, she would not risk it all. Sorry, but the Senate will be a virtual movie studio. The lawmakers, as in past televised hearings and processes, would bask under intense klieg lights so that by the end of the day, they have the upperhand in public perception. Napoles would simply not give them that exposure and unlimited airtime.


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ARGE MEASURE OF BLAME – Members of Congress are instructed by the Constitution to “maintain high standard of integrity,” but that hasn’t prevented some enterprising and cashstarved lawmakers from getting embroiled in high-level fund anomalies and other incomparable irregular transactions in government. Leading figures in the legislative bodies were at one another hurling profanities and bitter side comments trying to find the right patsy upon whom to fix the blame. All energetic wraths were focused mainly on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), also known anomalously as “pork barrel” and Development Acceleration Program (DAP) brewing controversies. Moreover, lawmakers being dragged into the multi-billion pork barrel scam are blaming the whole mess on what they saw as a cynical maneuver by their political critics and detractors obviously training their sights on the present dispensation. A series of hearings surrounding the infamous fund scandal before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee intensified in the hope that an early solution on the issues can be seen as crucial to restoring some credibility and stability to the much-maligned Congress. Some political analysts and legal experts explained that the Aquino leadership has been hapless at times, and its maverick efforts to root out widespread corruption among politicians and their businessmen-cohorts have even gained plenty of adversaries and faultfinders. Many others share those sentiments. Public anger stemmed from the fact that investigations on the pork barrel fund scam is so slow and if it does move - it work turtle-paced, and a pretext for the outraged people to wage march rallies and protests action. For good measure, anti-pork barrel advocates of all colors and stripes and differ-



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ent political inclinations cited as grounds for staging massive protests action are the flurries of financial irregularities enmeshing some power-obsessed and voracious lawmakers. Hence the call for the total abolishment of the PDAF and DAP which also dragged into the mess some names of President Benigno Aquino III’s allies – although the President himself was never directly implicated. Small wonder that President PNoy has allegedly committed a string of political and diplomatic faux pas that have eroded his popularity and trust satisfaction ratings during the past few weeks. But several experts are pessimistic still, claiming that the President has to take large measure of blame for the alleged partisan hostility that has push on the brink the country’s political dimension in previous months. The say the most damaging for President PNoy, apparently a corruption fighter were the high unemployment rate, abject poverty, poor delivery of basic social services, and lately the string of multi-billion financial scandals that are happening lasciviously during his tenure. As a result, the President’s net approval and trust satisfaction ratings plunged from “very good to good” and sparked the first hint by opposition lawmakers, political adversaries and harsh critics that the result might even plunge deeper down the bin. But President PNoy’s reformist agenda and his direct approach to the people still carry wide popular support. Regard-

less of the outcome of the investigations the President remains hopeful and trusted the courts to deliver speedy ruling, and expressed confidence that the pretext for the future conviction of all those involved in the pork barrel scam was too strong. In the weeks or months ahead while the investigations are continuing, a groundswell of anti-pork barrel groups and self-declared advocates of good governance would make their voices heard. Tens of thousands of protesters, of course, probably just a fraction of a million people will painstakingly gather every now and then in public parks, vacant spaces and even in commercial areas for candlelight vigils. Much will revolve around decisions and processes to be decided by Congress regarding the fate of the much-hated pork barrel fund appropriations. Now that a “pork-less” budget for 2014 has been passed and approved by Congress in its 3rd and final reading the wary public will have to observe a wait-and-see attitude. Still, because of the Philippine’s complex multi-party political system, even fairly decisions and small shifts in the current balance of power could translate into far-reaching changes for the country. And if President PNoy wins enough public support to follow through on his anti-corruption campaign, the country could garner a significant economic benefit. The President’s total war against corruption is the single most important factor in the country’s economic development. Will the President retain his anti-corruption fervor or it might just be another “toothless tiger?” His trusted and loyal adjutants and a platoon of political advisers say the forces that have driven the President to pursue this crackdown are at the core of his character, forged by strong determination, will to succeed and commitment as a true civil servant.

opportunities to prove to his neighbors, relatives and friends that he is a no non-sense productive individual. It is not so much of the financial benefits that go with the position but the self-esteem and self-gratification of having a pre-occupation, which will eventually translate to higher self-respect. There are a number of Jomaris in this coming barangay election. I hope that eventually when they get elected, they will do well and perform better things to help improve the welfare and well-being of their constituents. Candidates, like Jomari, who do not seek for excessive material and financial gains while serving the public, are good catalysts of change at the local level. Here’s a related story: On Christmas day in 2000, I saw a group of carolers in our barangay going from one house or business establishment to another, sharing the redemptive message of Christmas. Mostly on their late adulthood, they were amusing to see in their red t-shirts, maong pants and native hats. I inched closerto spy on who they are and I noticed that the carolers were our newly-electedbarangay

officialsheaded by the Barangay Captain. They did not just share a song or two, they specifically asked “donations” from the more affluent merchants and residents in our neighborhood. I heard the Barangay Captain said to a Chinese restaurateur: “Sir, paralangsamgataonatin; parasaparty nilamamayanggabi,” as he tried to hand a small white letter envelope. The businessman simply smiled, shook his head, waved his hand and entered his establishment. I fully understand if the one handing an envelope and asking for little financial donation for a Christmas party are the garbage collectors. It’s much easier to justify their act. But to see a Barangay Captain and other barangay officials “asking” for money from other people even in the guise of Christmas caroling is, to me, a true, de facto and undisputable expression of corruption. Barangay officials are important key in nation building (definitely sounds like a cliché), especially for this coming term – 2013 to 2016. Note that the barangay officials who get elected on Monday are the ones who will help determine the country’s leadership in 2016; do I need to say more? Still naïve perhaps as Jomari is now, these officials possess a certain degree of power that could make or break the promises and potentials for a better and greater nation by 2016 and beyond. Let’s vote for those whom we can entrust the bright future of our land - barangay people who could stop us totally going down the drain.

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S early as June 2013, Jomari (not his real name) texted me and asked if he could borrow some money. He said that he was invited by a prospective candidate for a Barangay Captain to run for Kagawad. The money is his sort of “contribution” to the “party” campaign expenses. While I knew that it would be difficult for him to pay me later whether he wins or not, I didn’t give a second thought. I was motivated to help and give support to this fellow who – for the longest time – doesn’t have any financially rewarding occupation. He is just a simple, ordinary, soft-spoken guy well known for his willingness to help his neighbors whenever they are in need. Jomari previously served the barangay hall as Tanod and I believe he knows some mandated tasks of the lowest form of government in the country - from peace keeping to security, to mediation, to garbage collection, to street parking, to what have you. Early this week, I saw him walking down the street unmindful of other people passing by and oblivious that I was standing where he was about to pass. He seemed perplexed and bewildered, confused and anxious. I didn’t call his attention; I was afraid to disrupt the flow of his thoughts at that time. With only a week to go before the barangay election, I was almost certain why he looked so differently that time. The barangay election is something grand for Jomari. It is one of his remaining



O N GRESS I O NAL committee investigations of graft and corruption in government are held “in aid of legislation.” Of course, that’s just a parliamentary gobbledygook. It is common knowledge that these investigations don’t produce legislative measures that would stop or prevent recurrences of those anomalies. Those grand hearings only provide opportunities for grandstanding by publicity-conscious lawmakers who show-off before the television cameras. The “Hello Garci” comedy-drama, the ZTE deal, the Pajero Bishop scandal, the fertilizer scam, were useless political acrobatics, a parliamentary exercise in futility. Notably, the Hello Garci investigation produced no new legislation; instead, it produced two new senators in the persons of Alan Peter Cayetano and Francis Escudero who had a field day taking the spotlight during the televised hearings. Nobody went to jail because of those hearings. Several of those accused or suspected masterminds even attempted to win a congressional seat. Jokjok Bolante and Virgilio Garcellano both lost in their respective home provinces. “In aid of legislation?” Don’t buy that crap. It’s in aid of legislator’s political agenda. oooOooo Untouchable Janet. Alleged pork barrel scam brain Janet Napoles surrendered to President Aquino in Malacañang and automatically became untouchable. Clearly, she has friends in high places – Congress, Judiciary, Mlacañang. With such powerful friends, who wouldn’t dare touch her? NBI? PNP? CBCP? No way! It will not surprise many of Napoles will not see the walls of a prison cell. It will not also be surprising if she lands in a memorial park before she lands in court. I could be wrong, but I think Janet Napoles will go down in history as the greatest untouchable Filipino citizen ever. oooOooo RESPECTFUL/COURTEOUS APPROACH. This is the kind of conduct or behavior we don’t see at the malls in the city. A lot of shoppers have this common complaint about the deadpan demeanor of sales ladies and cashiers at the cash counters who don’t show basic courtesies to shoppers. Simple courtesy words like “please” and “thank you” are not in their vocabulary. It may be safe to assume that management or mall managers have no given their staff and sales force proper training on courtesy ad goodwill. Managers of malls – specially the grocery departments – must give due emphasis to courtesy and respect for customers so as to attract long patronage and goodwill. Profit should not be the end-all-and-be-all of business. Greed is a capital sin.




Donation transfer system for calamity victims eyed


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resolution was filed on Thursday, urging two Senate Committees to conduct an inquiry to determine the viability of enabling millions of Filipinos to send donations to calamity victims using the country’s text-messaging system. Senate Majority Leader Alan Cayetano, who filed resolution no. 319, asked the Senate Committees on National Defense and Security and on Public Service to conduct such an inquiry as he believed it would allow every Filipino to be “potential bayani (hero)”. As most congressional inquiries are in aid of legislation, Cayetano said the Senate panels can also determine if legislation is needed to effect such a proposal.

Jimenez said they were already trying to work out the availability of the said additional amount being asked by AFP and PNP. He said that Comelec can probably give the additional amount before the elections, a reimbursement procedure will be implemented if ever the two security agencies have already spent for the conduct of their activities prior the release of the money. For their part, PNP and AFP officials maintained that the financial issue would not keep them from doing their jobs. “We will not be disrupted from doing our jobs, may pondo man o wala. That’s part of our mandate,” Deputy Director General Felipe Rojas Jr., PNP deputy chief for Operations, said in behalf of the PNP. “May support or wala, we will still continue with our mandate,” Brigadier General Rodelio Santos, deputy chief of staff for Operations, meanwhile said for AFP. In other development, Jimenez said that the Comelec has already intensified its operation against what it described as industrialized vote-buying as the barangay elections near. “But we will focus on industrialized vote-buying because this involves a lot

of money,” said Jimenez in an interview after a press briefing at Camp Crame in Quezon City. He explained that industrialized vote-buying it refers usually to wellplanned operation to influence the result of the election by tapping leaders who would distribute the money stapled on a sample ballots, or directly being given to groups of voters. Jimenez said the focus of the operation is to identify the so-called one-stop shop where the money is being sorted out and stapled on the sample ballots. “This is where we want to focus our attention to, we leave to vigilant public the cases of direct handing of money to the voters,” said Jimenez. So far, Jimenez said they have not yet received any disqualification case against barangay election candidates, although he said they expect to receive a lot of them after the elections. Jimenez then appealed to the public to report any place where the sorting out of money is being done for them to conduct operations. “But the people should do it in a way that their safety will not be compromised. If they can take pictures with their cellphones, that would be better but they can relay information to us and we will take care of it,” he said. [PNA]

IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE. Firefighters try to extinguish the fire that gobbled up 31 houses in Brgy. 12-B, V. Mapa Street, Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

DCCCII...FFROM 1 The Davao chamber was cited for its outstanding performance in the improvement of business support services, advocacies in economic development, investment generation, ASEAN RoRo system, road connection to tourism, public private partnership, partnership with government and membership development, among many

other achievements. DCCCII had been bestowed with several national and regional awards in the past. In 2005, it was adjudged the most outstanding chamber in Asia and the Pacific, the first Philippine chamber to get the accolade. In that same year, the DCCCII also received the “Best in Small Project” award by the World

Chambers Confederation in South Africa. In 2011, the World Chamber Confederation picked DCCCII one of the top 5 finalists for the world’s best among 77 entries. Another big winner yesterday was the Cebu Chamber of Commerce which landed in the “Hall of Fame” in the provincial chamber category.

areas to secure voters and to eliminate the feeling of intimidation this coming Monday. Last September 29, a barangay captain was assassinated allegedly on orders of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Purok 6, Brgy. Cadalian, Baguio district. P/Maj. Ernesto Castillo, station commander of the Baguio district police station, said that Alex Iyog Angco, 56, Cadalian barangay captain for the last 9 years, died on the spot after one Roberto Castillote, alias Marvin Marquez, and three accomplices armed with an AK 47 shot him to death.

Meanwhile, Pepino said that in the city areas, there were reports in the previous election that some candidates paid armed men to force voters to vote for names on a given list. “Nagbibigay ng pera usually before election yan tapos butuhan ang candidate or else hadlukon na patyon,”he said. Pepino said that they are close;y monitoring Brgy 23-C and Brgy 76-A due to strong political rivalries there. He advises candidates to discipline their supporters who instigate a ‘word war’. “Voters should vote

wisely and be vigilant against candidates who are violating the rules and to observe the presence of suspected goons. “Don’t hesitate to dial 911,” Pepino advises voters, adding that the public should not be complacent during the day of election to keep their houses attended to prevent robbers from invading their properties. Some 1,000 security personnel from the military and police will formally have their send-off ceremony today (Friday) before deployment to all polling precincts in the city. [EPC]

interest rate and waived application fee under the special House Repair and Improvement Loan Program. Solilapsi said a similar calamity relief package is also on-going for members and pensioners affected by Typhoon “Santi,” which left the town of San Miguel, Bulacan in a state of calamity as declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction

and Management Council or “NDRRMC.” The state-run pension fund has 132 branch offices nationwide that serve over 30 million members and about 871,000 registered employers. SSS plans to create additional 10 branches and increase the number of branch personnel to improve service delivery and enhance its accessibility to

members and employers, especially with the continuing growth in SSS membership. “Apart from SSS branches, members who plan to transact during the weekend can also visit SSS Service Offices in various malls nationwide, which are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m,” he said.


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“I believe that such a mechanism will allow every Filipino with a cellphone in hand to directly contribute and be a bayani to those affected by disasters and calamities. Imagine how much we can raise for those who need help by simply sending a text message,” the Senate leader said. “This new sense of empowerment will also stir up the bayanihan spirit in all of us. I know most of us want to help. All we need is an easier way to do so,” he added. Cayetano further explained that there is also a need to ensure that this system of making microdonations continues to be available at all times to all willing donors without causing undue burden to the service providers. [PNA] Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. XI Davao city

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WALTER M. GAMBONG, Petitioner Case No.2000-XI-00161

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NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of a FILCAB Ordinary Regular service on the route: SASA VIA JP LAUREL AVENUE ROUTE with the use of ONE (1) unit, which certificate will expire on December 31, 2014. In the petition filed on October 4, 2013, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized. NOTICE, is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on NOVEMBER 6, 2013 at 09:00 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.

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Big fun and discounts for Camella homebuyers on Saturday, Oct. 26 C

AMELLA brings “A taste of Italy” to homebuying. This Saturday, it will create an Italian setting as it caters to homebuyers of Toscana and Camella Cerritos, two masterplanned developments whose architectural concept has a touch of Italy in it. Toscana is the Italian-themed subdivision along Libby Road in Puan while Camella Cerritos is an Italian-Mediterranean community in Mintal. Both developments are featured in a promo from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2013, at the Camella offices at Delgar Bldg., JP Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City.

House and lot packages will be available with big discounts that can go as high as P150,000. For lot only packages, the outright discounts go much higher, up to a maximum amount of P600,000. For those who want an immediate move in to start enjoying the prestige and lifestyle of living in a Camella home, ready-for-occupancy units are also available. “These are unbeatable rates. Coupled with low reservation fees, the packages we’re giving away this Saturday will surely be a big hit with homebuyers,” said Fritzie Joy Gepolio of Camella Davao’s Marketing Unit.

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Gepolio added that they have also come up with light financing schemes to offer to homebuyers, making it even easier for them to own their Camella home. “It’s our early Christmas treat for them,” she added. The treat does not end with the day. After 5 p.m., an Investors Night will be held Northpoint, the British colonial themed condo development right across the Camella offices. Camella is not stopping at giving away discounts of over half a million, it will also give away outright discounts of as much as P700,000 for 2-bedroom condo units in Northpoint. Even studio unit purchases will get free interior designing from Camella’s designers. More discounts are in store for Northpoint condo unit buyers, as much as P350,000 for ready-for-occupancy units and up to P400,000 for 3-bedroom units. They also come with light and affordable financing schemes and low reservation fees. In true Camella fashion, the Investors Night

Camella Cerritos, an Italian-Mediterranean inspired community along Libby Road in Puan. will be a fun-filled activity that the whole family can go to, as there will be something to do for young and old alike. The salinated wellness pool of Wakefield Manor, Northpoint’s clubhouse, will be open to them, with barbecue and cocktails and a live acoustic band to entertain everyone. “We invite homebuy-

ers to visit us this Saturday at the “Touch of Italy” in our offices, and at the “Investors Night” at Northpoint, and get your discounts and other exciting freebies,” said Gepolio. Whether it’s a lot only, a house and lot, or a condo unit purchase, buying any of Camella’s offerings this Saturday will be a wise investment for the buyer.

Condo buyers get an extra treat with a chance to win an island getaway tour in Samal. Get in touch with Camella at telephone number (082) 295-3973, or check out their website ph/. Like “Camella Official” on Facebook and follow “@CamellaOfficial” on Twitter!

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13 COMMUNITY SENSE DCWD offices close on October 28 Skil turns over basketball court T EDGEDAVAO HE Davao City Water District (DCWD) advises the general public that its Bajada and Matina offices and Victoria Plaza collection center will be temporarily closed on October 28, 2013 (Monday) in line with the local barangay elections. October 28, 2013 has been declared as a special non-working holiday per Presidential Proclamation Order No. 656. Acting general manager Edwin V. Regalado added that DCWD’s technical operations and its call center will not be disrupted on the said date to ensure continuous water service to all



DCWD customers. The general public may visit DCWD website ( ph), official Facebook account (www.facebook. com/davaocitywaterdistrict) or call the DCWD trunk line at 221-9400 and press “1” on their phone dial to listen to latest daily water updates or call directly its Central Information Unit / call center through the 24-hour hotline 2219412 or call / text 09277988966, 0925-5113293 and 0908-4410653 for other updates, complaints, queries and matters pertaining to DCWD services. (Jamae R. Garcia)

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KIL, one of the most recognized American brands in the power tool industry, yesterday turned over its 14th basketball half-court in Brgy. 22 in Davao City as part of its grassroots initiative Paint the Town Red. The campaign underscores Skil’s commitment to giving back to the Philippine community through projects aimed at community building and youth development. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Davao, Bosch & Skil Marketing Manager, Martin Valenzuela and

BOSCH & SKIL Marketing Officer Ma. Luisa Faller delivered special messages to over 100 barangay residents and guests in attendance. Representatives from JH Hardware Co. and BOSCH Sales and Marketing Team were also onsite to turnover the half-court and power tools to the barangay officials. Skil’s Paint the Town Red campaign aims to construct 40 basketball half-courts in selected municipalities nationwide. Apart from providing Filipino communities

new facilities, Skil also donated power tools to members of the barangay and conducted a handson training workshop for participants who wanted to learn how to use power tools for various livelihood projects. The skills training activity is part of the company’s initiative to uplift the Philippine society and contribute to the evolving economy. After Baguio, the campaign has been to Baguio and Dagupan (August), Zamboanga (September), General Santos (September 6), Araneta, Quezon

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An aluminum and glass firm worker applies silicon sealant to a newly-installed glass window of a building along E. Quirino Avenue in Davao City yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

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ANNY Pacquiao mesmerized the largely Chinese crowd on Thursday when the Filipino star held his media day in General Santos City. A month before he

meets Brandon Rios at The Venetian in Macau, Pacquiao sparred eight rounds, four each with Fredrick Lawson of Ghana and Liam Vaughan of Ireland, leaving his handlers and promoter Bob

Arum smiling all day. About 70 mediamen from mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong flew in Wednesday and even had dinner with Pacquiao in the fighter’s mansion a day before the sparring

session. There were also a handful of local scribes on hand but the majority were from China. The Chinese media is keenly interested in the Pacquiao-Rios show because Olympic legend Zou Shiming is also fighting in the card before the main event. The 15,000-capacvity CotaiArena is expected to be filled with Chinese supporters and Filipinos making the short trip from Manila. Even overseas Filipino workers based in Hong Kong and Macau, a former Portuguese colony, are expected to troop to the venue to root for Pacquiao, who will be fighting for the first time in almost a year.

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SLAM. Elijah Millsap of Petron slams one in as Alex Mallari of San Mig Coffee looks on in Game 6 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals. Nuki Sabio

DCWD, USEP do ‘May Bukas ka Bata Project’


HE Davao City Water District (DCWD) and the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) join hands in the “May Bukas ka Bata Project”, a training on basic plumbing which aims to develop vocational skills of the target 20 out-of-school youth beneficiaries in lieu of the lack of DCWD “May Bukas ka Bata” Project. Official turn-over of DCWD financial counterformal education. part by community relations officer Ellanena J. Gabuya, in behalf of acting general manager Edwin V. Regalado to USEP, represented by Dr. Romel V. Gador, dean of The opening College of Technology. program was conducted last September 27, 2013 at the USEP main campus in Obrero. Motivating the participants to maximize the available opportunity to acquire technical knowhow were Mr. Orvil M. Basug, USEP extension coordinator who gave the welcome remarks and Dr. Romel V. Gador, dean of USEP’s College of Technology, who delivered an inspirational message. The training class, scheduled on weekends, started the following day and will end on October 30. Per memorandum of agreement signed by both parties last June 19, USEP is tasked to oversee the conduct of the training including the provision of trainer, venue and certificates to would-be graduates while DCWD will shoulder training cost amounting Php 35,000. USEP and DCWD will jointly conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation activities. The 20 participants come from the seven barangays of Tambobong, Dalaion Plantation, Malagos, Lapu-Lapu, Pampanga, Buhangin and Dumoy serving as partner agencies of this project. DCWD recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and thus commits itself to the success of “May Bukas ka Bata”, taken as part of the utility’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under the college scholarship programs. It is hopeful that through this undertaking, access to employment and other opportunities will open up to the youth beneficiaries. [Jamae R. Garcia]


EW ORLEANS (AP) -- For Greg Oden and his Miami Heat teammates, four minutes on an NBA court in a preseason game was cause for celebration. ‘’It’s been a long time and I’ve been wanting to get out there,’’ Oden said after his preseason debut in Miami’s 108-95 victory at New Orleans on Wednesday night. ‘’It was only a couple minutes, but it was what I needed, what I can handle right now and, you know, small baby steps.’’ Oden is attempting to come back from knee injuries that have plagued him since he was drafted first overall out of Ohio State in 2007. The last time he played in an NBA game was on Dec. 5, 2009, for the Portland Trail Blazers. Not long after he came in against the Pelicans, he scored his only points of the night on a dunk, which was also his only shot. He also grabbed a pair of defensive rebounds. ‘’It was a very special moment,’’ LeBron James said of Oden’s appearance. ‘’I have no idea what my feeling would be like, being away from the game for three years. It was like a proud moment, man. I was so excited for him when he got on the court and he checked in - and his first basket he gets a dunk. Can you write it any better? Obviously he’s not where he wants to be, but the process is going great. ‘’I can just imagine how excited he was to get back out there,’’ James continued. ‘’I’m going to have to take a toast for him, man. I ain’t no drinker, but I might have to take a shot for him. It was an absolutely great moment.’’





Polish and preen at Posh Nails

ALL of us yearn for that indulgent timeout that allows us to play a little delicious hooky from our hectic schedules. Last October 1, I was invited to experience what it means to walk into a place that gives you the instant feel where such a retreat could be made possible at a moment’s notice. Posh Nails typifies the beauty haven that is wholly evocative of the dainty bedroom you always wanted to have and then some. Painted in pink, lilac and white, the salon is complete with comfortable couches to sink into, soft pillows and footrests. The place is adorned with stylish accents and comes with soft ambient music on surround that makes for a refuge built for the sole purpose of your pampering and relaxation. Cathy Binag, the proprietor of its branch in Abreeza Mall shared with me that Posh Nails is one of the pioneers in the nail spa business in the Philippines. People have come to love the plush establishment and its well-

trained nail technicians and both have created in the minds of their clients the idea of being in their “second home.” Its services are inspired from its counterparts in the United States while it has also cultivated their own signature pampering packages. Among the most in-demand include the hand spa, hand and arm scrub, foot scrub,

Posh grooming, Posh spoiling basic refresh, nail art and waxing. Themed pedicures also await their customers and come in various choices like the Green Tea pedicure, Coffee pedicure, the Margarita, the always clamoredfor Chocolate Lovers and the recently launched Crème Brulee treatment using Haken’s Crème Brulee scrub and lotion. Only top imported brands are used to carry out these services and really spell the difference in making your hands and feet silky smooth. Posh Nails also offers more specialized services such as hand and feet microabrasion, back paraffin and eyelash extension. Of course, a foremost question for a polish addict such as myself was what was in their nail polish arsenal that is my personal gauge for nail spas that are for keeps. I was more than pleased to find out that

aside from OPI and Essie, coats of more premium polishes such as Chanel and Dior could be had for a very minimal additional fee of Php75. There is a lot in store for discerning

beauty junkies and with fees that are more than reasonable for the pretty picture that Posh Nails paints with their professional range of services and upscale salon digs, you are in for a luxuriat-

ing treat that can polish your stresses away. Posh Nails is located at the 2nd level of Ayala Abreeza Mall, Davao City. Tel# 285-0680. Mobile# 0943-3400257 or 0928-6539018.


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Musikademy scholars

JavaJive Davao: Home for the stars


IT WAS indeed a remarkable and memorable evening for all the invited guests and attendees of O.N.E. (A One Night Event Thanksgiving Anniversary Celebration of JavaJive Davao) last October 19, 2013 (Saturday).The night of spectacle has celebrated the first birthday of JavaJive Davao, an OPM-themed coffee-tea-soda café.

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kee, Gabby and Issa) with a special performance of The CompanY founding member and Musikademy’s Prime Mentor: Mr. Alvin “Bong” Aviola. Two encores then followed Juris’ performance: the two duo singers who followed Juris’ performance: Virtuoso Musica (Shelley and Jun) and the JavaJive Duo (Romina and Migz). Mr. Justine Abando and Mr. John Cadelina delighted our guests with lone captivating renditions. Hosted by eventologist and JavaJive’s success ambassador: Mr. Rikki Enriquez, JavaJive then presented JavaJive’s OPM ambassadress, Ms. Juris Fernandez-Lim, the Soothing Voice of Asia. “JURIS,” who is from Davao City and went to Ateneo de Davao High School, perfectly sang Pinoy’s wellloved hits including “A Thousand Years, Got To Believe in Magic, Ewan, Til I Met You, Panalangin and many more.” Her performance that ran for more than an hour ended with an encore performance of Adele’s greatest hits.


A Celebration of Succes Sharing the theme of success to all who supported JavaJive through its first year, JavaJive Inc. officially announced its two great launches: The Launching of the Official Website ( and The Launching of its 2014 Success Planner entitled ONE. To make the planner more significant, success-

Located at 1.18 Centron Bldg., Quirino St. corner General Luna St., Davao City, JavaJive Café has been considered as one of the most promising coffee shop in the Philippines (by Manila and Cebu Bloggers) and the official “tambayan” or chillout place for all the young ones and the once young. Offering a wide array of gourmet coffee mixes, tea concoctions and soda drinks, Javajive also features a nightly ambiance of live acoustic performances from Davao’s budding and homegrown

talents. Considered as an original Davaoeno concept and trademarked as Proudly Pinoy, JavaJive caters to everyone who simply wants to relax, dine and have a tete-a-tete. With Ms. Juris Fernandez-Lim, a proud Davaoena,, the Soothing Voice of Asia and JavaJive’s official OPM Ambassadress, JavaJive Davao invites all Pinoys to support and patronize Pinoy-made brand and music. Last Saturday, JavaJive Davao indeed has proven its mark in the food, beverage and entertainment

scene as the café reached its successful first year. Aiming for more blessed years to come, JavaJive has mounted and produced its first grand celebration entitled: ONE, A One Night Event Thanksgiving Anniversary Celebration featuring the Musikademy Scholars, the JavaJive talents and Ms. Juris Fernandez-Lim for the Benefit of the A1 Scholarship Program. A Celebration of Music Looking back at what was tagged: “A Memorable and Successful Full House Event,” ONE began with a series of two front acts: The Negative 4, an all-male acoustic quartet (Benmark, Jireh, Kenjie and Justine) and The Musikademy Scholars (composed of Nica, Jillian, Ella, Mi-


ful Mindanao personalities were featured for each month. “We carefully have chosen these special individuals because they have become an epitome of what we had considered as being successful in one’s profession—despite the odds,” a JavaJive board member explained. “We want to spread inspiration of success and reading the success stories of these people drives one to strive even more,” she continues. Juris is one of the two ambassadress featured in the planner. The other one is Davao City Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta, who is one of the 37 champions of the “Kaya Natin” Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership. The other ten were all called ambassadors. The first five are Israelito P. Torreon, a respected lawyer and law professor; Datu Khadafeh “Toy” Mangudadatu, a “public servant” who serves the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao; Dr. Reagan Cabahug, one of the finest cardiologists in Davao City – if not the whole Davao region; Erwin L. Tan, a fashion designer who has dressed such celebrities as film and television actress Kim Chiu and singer Regine Velasquez; and Arturo P. Boncato, Jr. the new assistant secretary of the Department of Tourism. The remaining five are Wenceslao “Wency” Cornejo III, the former Manila-based songwriter and vocalist who has been residing in Davao City since 2010; ex-Governor Emmanuel F. Pinol, who describes himself as “farmer and writer;” Christlamb Reae C. Vicente, a wellknown licensed customs broker; Ricardo P. Enriquez, a university professor at the Ateneo de Davao University; and Henrylito D. Tacio, a hall of fame awardee in science reporting and correspondent of “Reader’s Digest.”

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Bong Aviola A Celebration of Davao the event got even bigger and brighter as more renowned Davaoenos and Mindanaons showed their support and attended the celebration. Davao Fashion Icon, Mr. Silverio Anglacer, majority of the 12 success ambassadors of JavaJive, Police Senior Superintendent: Mr. Ronald M. Dela Rosa and other VVIP guests have graced the social gathering. Tasting the new flavors of JavaJive and the café’s newest offerings, the invited guests were delighted that even such a neophyte in the food and entertainment business could possibly make it big in the branded and established world of business. Knowing that the brand is a Davao homegrown, JavaJive patrons believe that the JavaJive has something more to offer to what it has now and shall continue to prosper as a Pinoy Internationally-competitive brand. Looking back to a one year of fulfillment, JavaJive Inc. simply tags the entire experience as “Successful, Thankful and Blessed.” The company envisions expanding further and moving farther as the family dreams big for more future branches and more stories to tell. “The real stars of JavaJive are the people we’ve helped and will continue to help, and those patrons who believe in the brand and on the success of the business.”—Daghang Salamat & Welcome Home to JavaJive!


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Billy, Vhong, Coleen groove in eye-popping performance

BILLY CRAWFORD, Vhong Navarro, and Coleen Garcia dazed audiences with their trippy and elaborate dance number Wednesday (Oct 23) to compete in “It’s Showtime’s” Magpasikat Week, the week-long talent showdown of hosts that marks the noontime show’s 4th anniversary. In what served as the highlight of their three-part production, the trio showed off their impeccable dance moves that synched with laser lights and electronic visual images and effects projected on a wall. Billy and Vhong also per-

formed a comedic skit while lying on the floor, and appeared with Coleen in a parody of movie “She’s The One.” Madlang people also raved about the performance of Karylle, Jugs Jugueta, and Teddy Corpuz on Tuesday (Oct 22). They initially perplexed audiences when they gave a colorful yet seemingly chaotic number, and gave the impression they were performing a Hindi song. The “magic” was unfurled when the performance was replayed backwards, revealing that they were singing the “It’s Showtime” theme song in reverse. The number received

glowing reviews from the judges and netizens, who described it as clever, unique and superb. The competition among the hosts heats up with two more performances coming up from Vice Ganda and Kuya Kim Atienza (Thursday) and Anne Curtis and Jhong Hilario (Friday). Don’t miss Magpasikat Week in “It’s Showtime” this week, 12:30 PM on ABS-CBN. Watch out for the announcement of the winning group or pair on Saturday (Oct 26), 12NN. For updates on the program, follow @ItsShowtimena on Twitter and @ itsshowtimeofficial_ig on Instagram, or like

GMA’s Howie Severino, Kara David, and Michael V. chosen as 2013 Eton Pillars of Hope MULTI-AWARDED broadcast journalists Howie Severino and Kara David, and award-winning actor-comedian Michael V. were recognized at the 3rd Pillars of Hope Awards held last October 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. The annual awards, conferred by Eton International School, honored Severino for his “dedication to news and public affairs,” David for her “exemplary dedication to broadcast journalism,” and Michael V. for his “excellence in entertainment TV.” Severino and David

both host GMA’s longest-running documentary program I-Witness, and anchor GMA News

TV’s morning newscast News To Go. Severino is also GMA Network’s Vice-President for Multimedia Journalism and GMA News Online’s Editor-in-Chief. David, in turn, is a senior reporter for GMA News, and a host of GMA News TV’s weekly lifestyle program Powerhouse. Known for his moniker “Bitoy,” Michael V. is credited as the think-tank behind some of the Network’s most successful comedy programs. Currently the Creative Head of longest-running gag show Bubble Gang and awardwinning family sitcom Pepito Manaloto, he is also a mainstay of both programs and a long-time host of noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga.

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Of comfort and food:

Trellis N’ Vines

DINING has always been a favorite amongst us all. With the many available resources, we can verily find one that will stick and call ‘beyond comfort’. Of the many, Trellis N’ Vines, is one of the most sought after dining places in the Metro. Re-opening its doors to cater to the

growing hungry palate, it is now more than just a dining place. With a much bigger space, 70 seater, and a small al fresco dining, Trellis N’

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Vines gives us another reason to come back. Always been a popular favorite, restaurant owner Leah Falcon emphasizes, “. . . we wanted to embark on this expansion to enable us to cater to functions in the restaurant. We’re trying to make it more convenient for our customers to host parties and have hassle-free celebrations.” Although under a new management, Trellis N’ Vines has the same great taste that we have all come to love. Their Chicken Biryani, Baby Back ribs, Crispy Canton and Chap Chae still have the same explosive and sumptuous palate satisfying taste that will still keep your hands dirty and utensils clean. Re-opening its doors, October 8, 2013, the restaurant has that progressive country

and chill hang-out vibe that all will surely love. The color scheme is fantastic as it exudes simplicity and serenity with a hint of adventure in every nook. The mirror wall certainly added a notch to the already exciting feel of the restaurant. Gather your family and friends and head off to a bigger and better Trellis N’ Vines and experience magnificence like never before. Enjoy the night under the stars al fresco style or enjoy the embracing ambience inside, Trellis N’ Vines is surely here to stay! Visit them at Autoville compound, Torres Street, Davao City of call (082) 221.5566 for your reservations and party bookings. Congratulations and cheers for more years!

Cheesecake Cupcakes added a sweet touch to the already happy night.

Whimsical Chocolate Cupcakes Beef Roulade was exciting exuded the colors of Trellis and with every bite. Vines.





2 titles loom for Davao ladies By NEILWIN JOSEPH L. BRAVO


HE ladies of Davao won’t be denied. Overnight leader Apo Golf and Country Club I pulled away by 40 points over host Rancho Palos Verdes in the Sportswriters Division as the two squads reduced the division title fight to an all-Davao you-orme battle halfway through the Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub at the scenic Rancho Palos Verdes yesterday. The Apo ladies with team captain Imee Garcia towing second round bunch assembled a 119 for a 255 which stands at a rather safe 40-point margin over the hosts who had a 215 total after a 106 on Thursday while Pueblo De Oro made a 92 for a 190, Victorias scored a 93 for a 182 and Eagle Ridge totaled a 176 after an 86. Irene Shimura paced Apo I with 43 points on the Molave System while Garcia had 40 points. The third score to count was Lilibeth Crisologo’s 36 while Stella Barnes’ 31 did not count in the four-to-play-three-tocount format. RPV was led by Maricel Kim with 36 points followed by the identical 35s of Young Rung Chon and Young Ran Park. Jean Gotianse’s 29 did not count. Another home squad, Davao City Golf and Country Club held off a rallying Lady Eagles from Australia with a 104 for a clubhouse lead 220, 13 points ahead of the Aussies, who bounced back with a 135 for a 207. Valley North dropped from second to third with a 97 for a 201 while Alabang 2 had a 196 after 95 followed by Villamor (104-195), Aguinaldo (84165), Apo 2 (68-155) and Cebu Country Club (61-133). JM Valbuena led DCGC with 38, Josephine Vergara added 35 and Rohelyn Revelliza pitched in a 31. Evelyn Quinsay’s 29 did not count. If Apo I and Davao City play consistently to the finish, there will be two division champions from the local side in this annual national club championship for ladies. In the championship division, Manila Southwoods Masters unleashed its vaunted firepower and came away with an impressive 155 Molave points as it pounced on Cebu Country Club’s mere 136 output to race away to a 20-point lead after two rounds of the PAL Ladies Interclub. Skipper Beachie Abiera stuck to her first round crew and Abby Arevalo and Lora Roberto responded by firing a pair of 52s and Kat Gonzales atoned for her opening round lapse to shoot a 51 for that 155 fashioned out in ideal playing condition at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. Counting its opening 147, the three-peat-seeking Carmona-based squad built a

UP THE GREEN. Southwoods Masters’ Abegail Arevalo blasts out of the greenside bunker on No. 13 during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday.

DAVAO LADIES. Imee Garcia (left) of Apo I blasts out of the bunker while Gemma Bokawachi (right) of Apo II lines up her putt. Boy Lim 20-point cushion with a 302 aggregate as Cebu Country Club reeled back with a 282, heading to the final 36 holes of the centerpiece Championship Division. Unlike Abiera, Cebu CC team captain Kim Hong opted to tinker with her roster and though Alyeska Yuna, who shot a 43 Wednesday, improved with a 49, Jyka Wong and herself could only turn in a 45 and 42, respectively for that 136. Hannah Wong didn’t count with a 28 in the four-to-play, three-to-count event. “I really expected those scores from Abby, Lora

and Kat because they have a better knowledge of the course after playing in the first round,” said Abiera. With top jungolfers Miya and sister Missy Legaspi and Annika Cedo taking over, Southwoods Masters seeks to pull away as it tries to zero in on a first-ever third straight championship since the revival of the event sponsored by Philippine Airlines in 2011. “I believe it’s another solid quartet for us which is good because our strategy is to increase our lead further,” said Abiera, whose fourth player Claire Ong failed to

count again with a 37. But Hong remains confident of her wards’ chances in today’s third round with Louise Kaye Go, who fired the tournamentbest 55 points in the first round, expected to lead Cebu’s bid again, together with Junia Gabasa, who opened with a 48. “Except for Jyka, who was great today, we didn’t play well,” rued Kim Hong, hoping to cut their rivals deficit to manageable level going to the final round of the 72-hole championship. Arevalo, who led Southwoods opening day

charge with a 54, rolled in birdies inside eight feet on Nos. 3, 10 and 17 but fumbled with five bogeys. The Team ICTSI mainstay missed salvaging an evenpar round with birdie putts that lipped out on Nos. 8 and 15. Roberto birdied Nos. 11 and 13 but failed to return par-saving putts inside six feet on Nos. 9 and 16 and hit two errant drives that led to two more bogeys on Nos. 5 and 8. Meanwhile, Alabang I shot a second 130 for a 260 as it likewise stretched its lead to 19 points over Manila

Southwoods Legends, which had a 241 after a 124 in the Founders Division. Valley South had a 114 for third at 227 followed by Mactan (106-213), Tagaytay Highlands (115-188) and Iloilo (107-182). The event is backed by Airbus, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Purefoods, Magnolia Healthy Refreshments, Ginebra San Miguel, Magnolia Purewater, San Mig Coffee, Magnolia Ice Cream and San Mig Purefoods and supported by Merck Inc. Philippines and Diamond Hotel. (With PR from PAL Corporate Communications)



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Edge Davao 6 Issue 160, October 25-26, 2013