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CHEERDANCE CHAMP. Students of the Davao del Norte State College perform their winning dance routine during Wednesday night’s Phoenix Petroleum Phils. cheerdance competition at the activity center of Abreeza Mall. Lean Daval Jr.

‘LIST ERRING HOSPITALS’ No response yet coming from DOH, CENRO By CHENEEN R. CAPON crc@edgedavao.net

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AYS after the expose’ of Councilor Leonardo Avila III on the alleged incorrect practice of hospitals, clinics and health care establishments in Davao City in disposing of their medical wastes, the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) still has to come up with a list of the violators. Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, head of the committee on environment and natural resources, said in an interview with Edge Davao that he hasn’t received response after sending a letter on the matter to the Department of Health in

Region 11 and the Cenro. Dayanghirang said that he sent the letter containing the alleged improper disposal of medical wastes, Tuesday afternoon right after Avila made the expose. “With this information, dapat aksyonan agad [referring to the information and photos of the alleged improper disposal of medical wastes bared by Avila],” he added. In the letter Dayanghirang asked for a list of the erring establishments. “Hindi pwedeng hayaan lang yan kay magcontinue ra na sila,” he said.

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HELPING HANDS. Volunteers make food packs for the typhoon-devastated residents of Leyte yesterday at the Department of Public Works and Highways compound which became the relief goods center for victims of typhoon Yolanda. Lean Daval Jr.


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THE BIG NEWS Olanolan case Court grants TPO in favor of ‘Lili’ T

HE Regional Trial Court Branch 33 has granted a temporary protection order petition of a woman who figured in a lewd photo with her lover to prohibit the ex-lover from getting close to her. Judge Callo on November 4 ordered former barangay captain Robert Olanolan not to get closer than 200 meters from petitioner’s (alias “Lili”) house. Lawyer Ranelo Leonar, counsel for Lili, said that Olanolan was behind the circulation of the photo starting last October 25. He said the woman has also been receiving death threats and even a call from Olanolan himself just before

the pictures became viral in Bankerohan and Barangay 10, saying, “i-scandal tika.” Leonar said that he was about to withdraw as counsel for the petitioner, suggesting that she hire a woman lawyer. But Lili still chose Leonar as she found difficulty conveying facts of the case to another lawyer. Leonar also filed four separate complaints with the City Prosecution Office against Olanolan for obscene publication; violence against women and children; anti-photo and video voyeurism Act of 2009, and slander by deed. Olanolan has vehemently denied the accusations. [EPC]

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DOING THEIR SHARE. Students from different universities and colleges in Davao City sort out used clothes for the victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Davao City Recreation Center compound yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

Jay Sonza’s sis hurt City to build 200 units in stoning incident T For Pablo victims

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Kagawad’s son hunted for shooting laborer instead of demented man

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SISTER of veteran broadcaster Jose “Jay” Sonza suffered a slight head injury while a construction worker was shot in the stomach when a mentally-challenged person indiscriminately stoned people and passing vehicles somewhere in Barangay Sirawan, Davao City yesterday after-

noon. Wounded in the head was Macaria Sonza, 74. Ms Sonza was hit in the head when the suspect, one Tata Iglesia, 37, stoned the Mitsubishi Strada SUV (sport utility vehicle) owned by the broadcaster. Macaria was in the car of Jay bound for Bansalan, Davao del Sur from Davao City.

Jay used to be a Davao City radio announcer who ventured in Manila to become a popular newscaster for ABS-CBN, GMA and UNTV. He once ran for senator and vice president. Jay brought Macaria to MediQuest Hospital in Toril where attending dpctors pronounced her out of danger.

One of the stoning victims, a certain Rosdie Tiangui, said to be a son of Sirawan barangay kagawad Michael Saligdong Tiangui, shot the demented attacker with a caliber .45 pistol several times but missed Iglesia and instead hit one Daryll Gaspar, 24, a construction worker, in the stomach.

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HE city government of Davao will construct 200 housing units for victims of Typhoon Pablo in Los Amigos, Tugbok district, Matina Aplaya and a portion of Matina Pangi, an official said yesterday at the weekly iSpeak media forum at the City Hall. Dubbed Shelter Program, Housing and Homesite Division officer-in-charge Roy Ryan Rigor said as of November, they have already finished the first phase of the project which funded to the tune of P200 million.

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MANAGING THE TRAFFIC. An enforcer from the Traffic Management Center (TMC) manages the flow of traffic along McArthur Highway in Matina, Davao City yesterday to help the pedestrians from crossing the street safely. Lean Daval Jr.

At present, a total of 50 units have been built on the 21-hectare land owned by the city government. It will be composed of four blocks with 50 units each. He said that an area of 13 hectares has already been developed, while the remaining seven-hectare land is expected to be fully developed by next year. Each unit will cost P100,000. The project pursued with funds from the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) headed by Vice

HE San Pedro Police station filed charges before the Davao City Prosecution Office yesterday against six suspected drug dealers arrested in two separate buy-bust operations. P/Supt. Joel Consulta, station commander, identified the conspiring suspects as Ben Niske, 48, fisherman, of Ilang Tibungco; Sihoracman Abdurasid, 43, jobless and Helen Abdul, 37, residents of Km 11 Neliaville Sasa all of whom are facing charges of violation of sections 5 and 11 of possessing and selling illegal drugs to a police poseur.

SPO3 Ejercito Molina, investigator, along with other police officers conducted a buy-bust operation on Wednesday around 10:00 p.m. along Palma Gil St. near PAGCOR Casino against the suspects that led to their arrest. Earlier, the poseur buyer had contacted the suspects to buy shabu worth P1,000, then agreed to meet inside the suspects’ high-end vehicle in the evening. After, the suspects sold the shabu, immediately the buyer signaled his fellow police to arrest

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Pasko Fiesta ’13 staging to go on By CHENEEN R. CAPON

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DONATIONS POURING. A volunteer carrying a sack of rice walks pass piles of donated rice and repacked food supplies for the victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Department of Public Works and Highways compound yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.

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ESPITE the nationwide grief caused by typhoon Yolanda, an official from the City Tourism Office announced yesterday the opening of the Pasko Fiesta on December 6 and which ends on January 1, next year. “Currently, we are still finalizing the events in this year’s Pasko Fiesta,” Maria Felisa Marques said at the I-Speak Media forum at the city hall. She said that that there still will be competitions in this year’s fiesta. “Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre will be our spokesperson,”she said. Alehjandre is the commit-

tee chair on tourism and beautification. Pasko Fiesta is the fourth official festival of the city, through the office of the city mayor in partnership with a private institution. It may be recalled that Duaw Davao Festival Foundation, one of the private partners of the city government alloted a P3.5 million fund for Pasko Fiesta 2012 Last year’s event included Pailaw sa Dabaw, Pahalipay sa Pasko, Pasko Fiesta Bazaar, Pasko sa Litsonan ng Chinatown, Pasko Fiesta sa Museo Dabawenyo, Elderlym-

1,000 plus Dabawenyos Court nixes man’s plea want to be police officers for a lesser sentence Reclusion perpetua

By EMILORD P. CASTROMAYOR efc@edgedavao.net

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UT of the 18,000 applicants for 300 cadetship slots in the Philippine National Police, 1,050 are from the Davao Region. The Dabawenyos took the PNPA Cadet Admission Test (PNPACat) last Sunday, an official said. P/Supt. Rhodora Maylas, Chief Examiner, Davao City, Police Regional Office 11 said that this year only 300 slots are available for cadetship.

“The screening is very competitive because we have only few slots and there are many candidates,” Maylas said. She observed that the number of young men and women wanting to serve the country as law enforcers is growing. Infact, she reported there are slightly more applicants this year than last year’s with 700 to 1,000 examinees. ”Siguru nagkaroon sila ng (Maybe they have)

Palace calls for patience, understanding in relief ops

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ALACANANG has called for understanding and patience in the ongoing relief operations in areas affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas as some groups have criticized authorities for the seeming slow action in distributing relief to desperate survivors. In a press briefing on Thursday, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said the typhoon’s aftermath was overwhelming and noted that no one is “precision perfect” in the execution of disaster plans. “Kinakailangan ng

pag-unawa sa naganap na sitwasyon. The severity and magnitude of this disaster is unprecedented and unparalleled with our previous experiences. Extraordinary din ang demands ng sitwasyon, compounded by the breakdown of power and other factors. [We need understanding in this kind of situation... This situation calls for extraordinary demands],” he said. The government is drawing flak from some sectors, including international media, for the seeming lack of organization and slow response in disaster operations, particularly in Tacloban City, Leyte.

awareness that they could help the country through their services as law enforcers,” Maylas said. Many applicants were disqualified for failing to meet the requirements, like age limit (18-22 years old) and height requirement ( for females it should be 5 feet, 2 inches while for males 5 feet, four inches.) “If they pass the examination they will undergo a series of screen-

ing like physical agility test, medical screening, neuropsychiatric test,” Maylas explained, adding that there will be a final interview before the selection of qualified cadets. Last year, the PNPA accepted 17-year-olds as applicants but this year applicants must be at least 18. Maylas also said that they will thoroughly screen applicants, regardless of recommendation.

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man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping a businessman in 2007 has asked the local government to help him get a reduction of his sentence, alleging that he was instrumental in the arrest of the kidnap group. Meted with reclusion perpetua, equivalent to 40 years in jail, was one Marvin Booc, 34, said to be a member of the Balbacua kidnap-for-ransom gang. Booc pleaded guilty before Regional Trial Court Branch 10 presiding Judge Retrina

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E. Fuentes last October 25 for his role in the abduction of Edgar Tiu Barroso, proprietor of a Flying V gasoline station in Barangay Panacan on July 8, 2007. Booc said that he admitted his role and disclosed other personalities involved in the failed kidnapping of a Davao City businessman whose rescue resulted in the killing of a responding police officer and a former Philippine Army soldier six years ago. “Dapat barugan sa mga police ang ilang

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NIGHT MARKET REGISTRATION. A City Demolition Unit staff makes announces the next schedule of registration for Davao City’s night markets intended for

FPALACE, 11 illegal street vendors at the Davao City Recreation Center yesterday. Lean Daval Jr.


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ELEAGUERED Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez has urged his constituents to escape the horrors of the place now and go to other cities to seek help from relatives and sympathetic friends. The mayor’s call is loaded with implications that might not be good for his image as a politician at all. It is like surrendering, giving up all pretensions to leadership, in the face of the insurmountable problems that his city and constituents currently face. No matter how sincere and pure the mayor’s intentions are, his statement will immediately be taken as a sign of weakness, a political suicide to some. Still, it is not surprising if some people, friends or foe, would credit Romualdez with honesty, honesty to admit that the challenges of his beloved city are now simply beyond him, given the limitations of the local government unit that he heads. To that extent, it is possible that the role of Romualdez, who belongs to a proud clan of politicians in that region, may still be viewed with a modicum of kindness and understanding when this horrible episode in Tacloban’s history will be written about in the future .

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Now comes a statement from Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario, speaking as chairman of the Regional Development Council, inviting suffering residents of Tacloban and neighboring places to come and consider the Davao region as temporary sanctuary or as permanent place of abode where they can do business, seek employment and pursue other means of livelihood. The governor’s invitation, made during a well-attended press conference in Tagum City, was followed by a confident citation of the region’s fast-growing economy and still wide space for everybody. He advised people from the Visayas who intend to come to just inform his administration so arrangements can be made. Del Rosario’s bold invitation reminds us of the great move of the late President Manuel L. Quezon to encourage young Filipinos from Luzon and the Visayas to go South. It was a move that made what Mindanao is today, a haven of development, although admittedly with the concomitant challenges. Unbeknownst to many Dabawenyos, del Rosario who arrived by ship in Davao City at the age of 14 was one of the young men who came to the South and participate in its growth.

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HE Philippine Institute of Development Studies, is a non-stock and non-profit government research institution engaged in policy oriented research. It has recently pointed out that the country needs to boost manufacturing in order to provide employment and contribute to inclusive growth. But this proposition is puzzling. Most of the poor are landless tenants in the rural areas engaged in marginal farming (see figures below). Indeed some of them migrate to the urban centers hoping to be employed in some manufacturing facility. But they end up doing menial, low-waged and temporary jobs for lack of knowledge and skills. They also add to the congestion of urban squatter colonies. Moreover, boosting manufacturing requires the existence of a viable and expanding consumer market. But the country is burdened by a

28.7% poverty incidence or just about a third of the total population and the greater number are landless tenants in the countryside as shown below. There’s hardly any expanding consumer market which manufacturing industries may rely on to expand. But there’s a way out of this conundrum which is agrarian reform. The agrarian reform program is supposed to transform impoverished landless tenants into viable farmers assuming proper implementation. The agrarian reform program therefore has the potential of creating a huge market base

on which the manufacturing sector may rely for expansion. As the manufacturing sector expands, more employment opportunities are created in the urban centers where manufacturing concerns are usually located. This in fact is among the stated objectives of the agrarian reform program. The problem however is implementation as usual. The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law has been passed way back in 1992. But implementation is so slow and riddled with corruption in several instances. P-Noy has promised to complete implementation of agrarian reform by the end of his term in 2016. He has also promised Matuwid na Daan which is supposed to end if not reduce to insignifance corruption in government. If indeed he can do both, then we should expect the Philippine economy to be riding high soon with truly inclusive growth.

Growth Rates of Gross National Income and Gross Domestic Product 2nd Quarter 2012 and 2013 and Annual 2011-2012 (at constant 2000 prices)

INDUSTRY 1. AGRI., HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING a. Agriculture and forestry b. Fishing 2. INDUSTRY SECTOR a. Mining & Quarrying b. Manufacturing c. Construction d. Electricity, Gas and Water Supply 3. SERVICE SECTOR a. Transport, Storage & Communication b. Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Personal and Household Goods c. Financial Intermediation d. R. Estate, Renting & Business Activities e. Public Administration & Defense; Compulsory Social Security f. Other Services

2nd Quarter 2011-12 2012-13 0.6 -0.3 1.3 -1.1 -2.5 3.3 5.8 10.3 6.5 -2.7 4.3 10.3 11.6 17.4 6.1 5.5 7.7 7.4 9.3 3.5

Annual 2010-11 2011-12 2.6 2.8 4.4 3.6 -4.3 -0.4 1.8 6.8 7.0 2.2 4.7 5.4 -9.8 15.7 0.6 5.1 4.9 7.6 4.3 8.1

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NEWS 11 Police...FFROM 2 them. Police recovered from the possession of Niske the P1,000 marked money and confiscated a big sachet of shabu with street value of P35,000 from Abdurasid and another medium size sachet worth P7,000 from the possession of Abdul. Police said that based on their experience suspected dealers of drugs who are Muslim will protect their boss who will provide a lawyer for them if they are arrested. Three other suspect, Rolex Alien Tiodanco,23,

driver; Eugene Valliente Sanchez , 33, driver, and Richard Tandaan, door installer, 34, all residents of Casilak Bucana were arrested for selling P500 worth of shabu to a police poseur Tuesday along Mt. Mayon St., in front of Old Sampaguita Inn. The three men will be facing charges of selling and possession of illegal drugs. Police found one piece of sachet worth P1,000, one tea bag of shabu worth P15,000 and marked money from them which will serve as evidence in court. [EPC]

saad sa akoa nga tabangan ko unya na reclusion perpetua man nuon ko,” he said. Booc said that he risked his life and family in this case. “Ang akong gipangtudlo dili baya bastabasta kay mga pulis na involved.” He expected the police would not include him in the case as he was the state’s witness. He also said his legal counsel lawyer Manuel Quibod told him that the court may give him a sentence of at least eight years and a maximum of 14 years. However, Judge Fuentes stated in his decision that Booc’s plea of guilty lost significance because the victim himself and the police testified that Booc committed the crime of kidnapping. “There is sufficient evidence, not merely on the guilty plea of the accused, that indeed he committed the crime,” Fuentes stated. Judge Fuentes, how-

ever, denied the respondent’s plea and maintained the sentence of 20 to a maximum of 40 years in prison. “Mag-unsa na lang akong pamilya ani, naa koy upat ka anak kung mapriso ko ug 40 years buhi pa kaya ko ana?”he said. Meanwhile, DCPO director Vicente Danao Jr. said: “Wala na kaming magagawa diyan dahil decision iyan ng korte”. Barroso was successfully rescued after two days by the police. However, the rescue resulted in a shootout that killed PO2 Jaime Telebangko of the Regional Mobile Group (RMG) and a certain Jessie Muit, a former enlisted Philippine Army personnel. Meanwhile, the court trial of other accused gang members identified as PO2 Michael Sanz, Angelito Froilan, Wendel Asentista and Petronio Ali who are all detained, will continue. [EPC]

“Kung meron pong pumupuna, tinatanggap natin ang kanilang pagpuna, ‘di natin itinatanggi na maaaring nagkaroon ng pagkukulang pero ito ay bunga na rin ng severe constraints [We accept the criticisms. We do not deny that we have shortcomings but this is also due to severe constraints],” Coloma said. The Cabinet official defended the government and said it prepared days ahead of “Yolanda’s” landfall. “We are prepared for all possible eventualities, including storm surge was anticipated by the government. The warning and alert system were extensive,” he said. All Cabinet officials were given their own respective assignments, Coloma said, as President Benigno S. Aquino III contin-

ues to be the one in charge of the entire disaster operations. “Patuloy na naka-focus ang Pangulo sa pag-direct ng operations through the Cabinet and through the NDRRMC structure. Naka-focus sa pagbabalik sa normalcy sa lahat ng pasilidad at pinaghahandaan na din ang transition to rehabilitation. [The president is focused on directing operations through the Cabinet and through the NDRRMC. We are focused on restoring normalcy and we are preparing for the transition to rehabilitation efforts],” he said. The national government took over the lead in disaster-stricken areas as local governments, which are usually the first responders in times of disasters, have been decimated and unable to perform their duties. [PNA]

Court...FFROM 4 ROAD MENACE. A “payong-payong” cab recklessly crosses a highway along Panacan in Davao City yesterday unmindful of the risk of being hit by traversing ten-wheeler trucks and other vehicles. Lean Daval Jr.

List of erring...FFROM 1 The councillor feels that he is obliging DOH and Cenro to closely supervise the establishments, and apply the corresponding administrative or criminal action. “If their investigation finds that there is a violation of the law or ordinance, then, they [DOH and Cenro] should recommend corrective action,”

Dayanghirang said. Avila said his privilege speech, that malpractice is a violation of the city ordinance on solid waste management and of Republic Act 8749 or the Clean Air Act and Republic Act 9275 or the Clean Water Act. Avila showed photos of yellow bags containing infectious medical wastes

mixed with the city’s general wastes. There were also photos of medical wastes, like syringe and hand gloves mixed with general waste and transported by one of the city’s garbage trucks without the necessary permit to do so. The data bared that only 14 percent of the total infectious wastes are currently collected for proper trans-

port and disposal while the other 86 percent went with the general wastes, noting that the city produces a total of 40 tons of medical wastes per month. He also said that they will be conducting a committee hearing right after Cenro and DOH come up with the names of the hospitals, clinic, and medical hospitals.

President Jejomar Binay, thru the National Housing Authority, will be occupied by families who were affected by the Typhoon Pablo in December 2012. Each family will need to shell out a monthly amortization of P300 for the fully-furnished unit. He said that this is part of their effort to at least lessen the number of informal settlers in the city which shares 4.1 percent of the total 334,473 households in 2010 based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) of the National Statistics Office.

He described informal settlers as those who occupy lots rent-free but without consent of the lot owner. In Davao, the concentration of informal settlers can be found in the Second District. Rigor added that the number of informal sectors has been increasing since 2010 because of urbanization and it is feared this cause a hindrance in the development of the city. He said that there are businessmen who cannot proceed with their construction because of settlers occupying the place.

“We want them to realize na we are giving this opportunity for them to stop the trend of being an informal settler,” he added. Aside from the housing, they have also talked with the City Agriculturist Office and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for a possible sustainable livelihood at the relocation site in Los Amigos. “One of the reasons talaga nganong mubalik sila, wala’y livelihood sa girelocate-tan nila, mao ng kadalasang ilang claim,” he said, adding that they are

looking at an area owned by the city government in Lasang to be developed as the next relocation site, but they still need funding. “As of now, puno na ung ibang relocation sites natin at konti na lang yung nasa Los Amigos,” he said. Other relocation sites are Panacan Relocation-A, Mintal Relocation & Phases 1,2,3; Tibungco Relocation and Phases 1 & 2, Tigatto, Buhangin Relocation, Catalunan Grande Relocation, Malagamot Relocation, PPA Mahayag-A and Marapangi, Toril-A.

The construction worker was also rushed to the MediQuest Hospital and was later transferred to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC). Police recovered three empty shells of the pistol used in the shooting. Tiangui, the gunman, escaped after the incident and is

now being hunted by the police. Police Insp. Joel M. Migullaf, head of the Toril police station investigation unit, said the lawmen are coordinating with Kagawad Tiangui and Sirawan barangay captain Madjib Lumpapac for the possible surrender of the younger Tiangui.

Meanwhile, Toril police investigators are considering the filing of charges of physical injuries and malicious mischief against Iglesia who is still detained in the Toril police station. Chief Insp. Angel Sumagaysay, Toril station chief, called on the rela-

tives of Iglesia to come to the station and claim the mentally-challenged man and bring him home. He said relatives should take care of their mental patients and not allow them to roam around, especially if they have a tendency to be violent.

pics, Hulagway sa Dabaw, Handuraw sa Himaya, Pasko Fiesta sa Lumad, Pasko sa Roxas, Pasko

Fiesta sa mga bata, Libro sa Pasko, Christmas Shopping, Nine Mornings, Pasko Fiesta sa People’s

Park, and competitions: Panaygon, Rondalsayaw, Tugsayawit, and Parol ug Paskong Kahoy Display

Showcase and Pasko Fiesta sa Rizal and Magsaysay Park and the well-known Lamdag Parada.

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serve in the devastated areas for 15 days and another batch will replace them. “Physically fit and professionally competent, our workers will help in the management and coordination of evacuation centers and other transition shelters. They will also assist in establishing women- and child-friendly spaces and in the distribution of relief goods.” Director Razon further said that the region-

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‘YOLANDA’ VOLUNTEERS.  The DSWD 11 team of volunteers bound for Region 8 with Director Priscilla N. Razon [rightmost] and Assistant Director Mila T. Segovia [second from left]. al office has released an initial 10,800 family food packs to the families affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Region 8. “Each of the food packs we have prepared contains 3 kilos rice, 3 tins sardines, 5 pouch-

es noodles, 2 tins beef loaf and 5 sachets 3-in1 coffee. Along with the food packs, we have sent as well 50,000 pieces half-liter bottled water.” Earlier, DSWD 11 augmented 19,280 family food packs in Zambo-

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Badminton champions from the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) Macy Anne Patricia G. Salvado (center) and brother Arthur Samuel Jr. (left)share their preparations for the upcoming Batang Pinoy National Finals while AdDU badminton coach Leo Pulumbarit listens during yesterday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) held at Dexter’s Pizza Stadium in Matina. Lean Daval Jr.


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Oscar entry ‘Ilo Ilo’ makes Philippine debut this November SINGAPORE’S entry into next year’s Oscars, “ILOILO,” which touches upon the challenges and experiences faced by the Philippines’ overseas workers, particularly those who acquire jobs as household helps for foreign families, finally hits local theaters as it premieres at Robinsons Galleria last Wednesday as a guest film in the Cinema One Originals Festival 2013.

Acclaimed Singaporean director Anthony Chen once grew up under the care of a Filipina his family had hired as a maid when he was still a little boy. In his Academy Award-nominated film “ILOILO,” his experiences in growing up under her care are somehow reflected in the story of a child named Jiale (Koh Jia Ler) and his family’s household help, Terry (Angeli Bayani). “ILOILO” details the story of a Filipina who accepts work as a maid for an ordinary family living in a

tenement in Singapore. In taking upon this new chapter in her life, she quickly discovers her biggest challenge: the precocious tenyear old son of her employers. The boy tries to make her life a living hell by being difficult, disobedient, and rude—even framing her for acts that aim at her getting deported. Other challenges arise as the boy’s family struggles with their finances. However, with determination and tough love, the relationship between

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greater than employment on the line. “ILOILO” stars Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler, Yeo Yann Yann, and Tian Wen Chan. The film was previously screened in Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, London, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Sydney, Montreal, Melbourne, Chicago, and Hawaii. At the Cannes Film Festival, “ILOILO” received a 15-minute standing ovation. Critic David Ollerton of The London Film Review referred to the film as being “quietly brilliant,” calling it a “gentle, subtle film that is a worthy debut”. Variety.com’s Maggie Lee, on the other hand, found “ILOILO” remarkable as it was

“brimming with love, humor and heartbreak.” The premiere night of “ILOILO” is a special feature of this year’s Cinema One Originals Festival. The Cinema One Originals Festival, which runs until the 19th of November, features fifteen competing full-length feature films by top Philippine talents in the independent filmmaking scene. Catch the fifteen films of Cinema One Originals this year at Glorietta, Robinsons Galleria, and Trinoma. “ILOILO” hits regular cinemas nationwide on December 4. For updates and schedules, visit and like Cinema One on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ Cinema1Channel).


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Apo View presents International Buffet APO VIEW HOTEL’S Entrée Restaurant kicks off its International Dining series with a buffet devoted to the Cuisine of India at Lunch and Dinner on Friday, November 15. Enjoy the different tastes of the world every Friday as Entrée’s chefs prepare unique and innovative menus not found anywhere else in Davao. This Friday’s delectable Indian dishes are vegetable Pakora, Samosas, Chapati, Keema Pulao Rice, Cucumber Raita, Mulligatawny Soup and Curried Cauliflower with Tomatoes. The main dishes are Spiced Roast Salmon, Salted Beef known as Namkeen Gosht, and Tandoori Rack of Lamb. Desserts are Gulab Jamun, Shani Tukra, Kesar Kaju Burfi, Gajar Ka Halwa and Sabudana Kheer. Entrée Restaurant is Apo View’s top- ranked buffet restaurant located in the spacious ground floor of the Hotel. Buffet lunch is Php 680 net and dinner is Php 790 net. Children 10 years old and under are 50% off, and infants 3 years old and under dine free. For reservations please call 2275088 and 221-5321.

Marco Polo Davao to hold Anniversary Fun Run MARCO POLO DAVAO invites you to join the 15th Anniversary Run for a Cause 2013 happening this November 17, 2013. Come and run for the benefit of the Typhoon “Yolanda” Victims. Registration fee is only Php100.00 for 3K, 5K Run and Zumba. Rates are inclusive of light snacks and ticket for the lucky draw. For details, please call the Fitness Center at 221-0888 local 7462 or 7819.

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GMA holds appreciation lunch for Davao partners GMA, the Kapuso Network, had their Southern Mindanao local sales partner’s appreciation lunch at the Tinalak Room of the Seda Abreeza Hotel last November 7. The lunch was the network’s way of giving thanks to the the local partners and advertisers who helped made GMA TV5 and their artists a force to be reckoned with in news and current affairs as well as entertainment in the Davao region. Present for the occasion ground in the regions were GMA’s Jocelyn Bau- where we are at. As lotista-Pacleb, Sr. Program cal news is integrated into Mgr. for RTV-ETV, Ardee our national and internaPelola, Executive Producer tional newscasts especially of ETV Regional in Min- through Balita Pilipinas, danao and Oliver Victor we continue to live up to Amoroso, AVP for Inte- and further improve on the grated Marketing Services, standards of excellence that as well as Kapuso stars has become the trademark Maricris Garcia, Alden of GMA News and Public Richards, Glaiza de Castro, Affairs. We will also conPekto, Boobay and Marian tinue to bring Serbisyong Rivera. Totoo, with the help of The event also allowed GMA Kapuso Foundation GMA to share their future and like-minded partners, plans in the region. especially to people who “Next year, we will har- most need our help.” ness the power of social GMA’s Jocelyn Bautista media to reach not only also revealed the developour local audiences but ment of more local content also those in other parts of for the coming year. “Over the country and the world.” the past years, GMA Resays Testigo Anchor, gional Entertainment TV Tek Ocampo. “We will has grown by leaps and strengthen our network of bounds. Since we opened reporters to cover as much our department in 2005,

Davao performance artists to hold typhoon relief concert DAVAO’S music and performance artists are banding together for a benefit concert for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. Titled RELIEF SURGE: Kapit-bisig Dabawenyo Para sa Visayas, the concert is on Sunday November 17 at 4 in the afternoon at the Activity Center of the Abreeza Mall. The concert will feature some of Davao’s best talents including Naughty Notes, Jojo Dela Pena, D’ Vibes, Dayana June Adtoon, Rochelle Venutti with pianist Chester Herrero and sax Joel Carbajosa, AOCAI, Students of Locsin Dance Workshop, Alex Tajan Aquino, LCB Performning Arts Center Foundation Inc., Chyquie Phey Uy “Kid”, M6 Teens of Musikademy, The Fantasticats of Musikademy, The Himig Singers, ADDU Carillon, DCNHS Girls Choir, St. Joseph Choral, Davao Chamber Singers, UM Choir, Voices of the South, Star of Davao Top 3, Rhythm ‘n Strings, Chad Borja, With Pleasha, Center Stage, Virtuoso Musika, JP Duka, Shaira Opsimar, Rhythmic Illusions, Nica Tupas, Chix Davao, Teatro Ateneo, Talent Edge Performing Arts Co., DharixBlue Villamor, Animo, Mars Band, Chabelita, Fresh, and Epique. The project is a joint effort of the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA) region XI in cooperation with the Davao City Mt. Apo Lions Club, Abreeza Mall, ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation and the Archdiocese of Davao. Donations in cash or in kind will be collected during the event. Collection of donations will start as early as 10 in the morning.

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Pekto and Boobay with some of the raffle winners.

Marian Rivera and Pekto.

Boobay and Marian Rivera. we took things slowly but the year. In 2014, your Kasurely, however now, with puso Network invites you your support, I’m proud to witness the best of the to see that finally we have Philippine Festivals. GMA come into full bloom.” joins our never-ending beams Jocelyn. “Together celebration of Philippine with GMA Davao, we did culture and tradition. With our first festival partici- our partners and sponsors, pation in 2006 where we we will be able to help probrought only one Kapuso mote the regions throughstar for a show in Digos out these festivals.” City. That simple idea grew bigger and bigger each year. And today, your fiesta has become our brand.” Oliver Amoroso added “The fiesta is part and bundle of Filipino culture. Through good times and bad times, the fiesta must go on. Each city or town has at least one local festival of its own. There’s always a fiesta going on somewhere in the country everyday of Maricris Garcia.

Alden Richards.

Jocelyn Bautista-Pacleb, Sr. Mariles Gamboa-Puentevella, Program Mgr. for RTV-ETV. Station Manager GMA Davao. Testigo Anchor, Tek Ocampo.

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FDCP Cinematheques host 2nd Argentine Film Festival THE Film Development Council of the Philippines through its Film Cultural Exchange Program and in cooperation with the Embassy of Argentina is proud to present the 2nd ever Argentine Film Festival. Four films are set to be screened at Cinematheques for this festival. The films includes the only animated film in Manuelita (1999), based on a famous Argentinian children’s song about a turtle who gets lost from home in a runaway balloon and journeys home with the new friends. Widows/Viudas (2011) focuses on the living conditions of a woman and a mistress when the man they love has died. Sidewalls/Medianeras (2011) is a clever romantic comedy centering on how the architecture of a city shapes the lives of its two residents. The final film is The Last Elvis (2012), a film about how a tragic accident to an Elvis impersonator forces him to reassess his priorities. The Argentine Film Festival will be screened at FDCP Cinematheques this month of November. The festival will be at Cinematheque Iloilo from November 7 to 10, Cinematheque Davao from November 15 to 17, and at Cinematheque Baguio from November 21 to 24. The festival is open to the public and is free of charge.

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WILL KANG CHI AND YEO WOOL’S LOVE STORY HAVE A BITTER ENDING? It’s time for Gwan Woong to pay for his evilness, but it seems someone else will pay the price in the intense finale of hit afternoon Koreanovela “The Love Story of Kang Chi.” While the Governor goes face-to-face with Gwan Woong, Gwan Woong’s loyal assistant lurks in the background and shoots Kang Chi. Yeo Wool, though, will see it just in time and catch the bullet for her beloved Kang Chi. Can Kang Chi save Yeo Wool? Will their love surpass this ordeal? Don’t miss the final eof “The Love Story of Kang Chi” this Friday (Nov 15), 5 PM, only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABSCBN. For more updates, follow @Kapamilanovela on Twitter or like the official Kapamilyanovela Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ABSCBNKapamilyanovelas.

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Gerald: No one can bring me down GERALD ANDERSON admits he is now a stronger person because of the ordeal that his character Miguel in ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama series “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” went through. The series will air its final episode this Friday (November 15). “Miguel’s unfortunate journey made me realize that we should never give up despite rough challenges. I learned that no matter what trials I face, no one can bring me down,” said Gerald about ries. his character in the Now that it has Kapamilya TV se- been uncovered

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‘Hetalia: Paint It White’ and ‘Gargantia On Verdurous Planet’ on Hero Two of the anime world’s most exciting and out-ofthis-world creations will be hitting Philippine television this November, as the movie “Hetalia: Paint it white” and the series “Gargantia on Verdurous Planet” premiere on Hero TV on the 17th and 21st of November. In “Hetalia: Paint it White,” the first feature-length film adaptation of the popular “Hetalia: Axis Powers,” the Axis forces are brought together from Italy, Germany and Japan to join the rest of the gang when aliens are caught on earth. With the extraterrestrials around, unusual incidents start to happen all over the world—particularly the strange drainage of color from the surroundings. “Hetalia: Paint it White” premieres on November 17 at 12:00 midnight with a replay at 9:00pm. “Gargantia on Verdurous Planet,” on the other hand, brings the audience to the distant future in a faraway galaxy. There, mankind fights for survival against a grotesque race of alien species. During an intense battle, a young soldier named Ledo is suddenly warped to a different planet, which is peaceful and has natural breathable air. Away from home, he is led to discover the intertwined truth behind this new planet and the occurring violence where he came from. “Gargantia: On Verdurous Planet” airs on November 21 at 10:00pm, with back-to-back episodes ‘til 11:00pm beginning November 25. Catch “Hetalia: Paint it White” and “Gargantia On Verdurous Planet” as they hit television screens via Hero TV this November. Watch the best of animation and more on Hero TV (SkyCable Channel 44 and Destiny Digital Cable Channel 44), the number one anime channel in the Philippines. For the latest happenings and airing schedules,visit Hero TV’s official website at www.myheronation.com.


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ANNY Pacquiao’s trainer says the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month. Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight ‘’does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement,’’ but he added Pacquiao was training as well the Nov. 24 bout in Macau. Pacquiao is coming off successive defeats against Timothy Bradley in a much-criticized judges’ decision, and a knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez. Another defeat would put his career at the crossroads, and while Roach said performance levels were more important than results, he acknowledged serious thought would have to be given to the future of ‘’Pac-man’’ if he does not return to his best in Macau. Pacquiao is juggling his boxing career with responsibilities as a Philippines

congressman and other outside interests. ‘’It’s really hard to say until we see the fight, but I will be the first one to tell him to retire,’’ Roach said in a teleconference on Wednesday. ‘’We have an agreement that as soon as I tell him that, he will retire.’’ However, Roach said, ‘’I don’t see him slipping in the ring at all.’’ The duo have been preparing in the southern city of General Santos City, which was not affected by the typhoon that recently hit the east coast of the Philippines. Roach said General Santos City remained hot and sunny as Typhoon Haiyan devastated mostly the northern parts of the country, killing thousands and leaving more than half a million people homeless. His status as a national hero in the Philippines meant Pacquiao considered leaving the training camp to help relief efforts, but Roach said it was too close to the

fight to alter preparations. ‘’It’s way too close to the fight, he needs to double down,’’ Roach said, although he granted his fighter much of Wednesday off, giving him the

chance to help out. The brutal nature of the Marquez knockout, when Pacquiao fell face first to the canvas, raised questions about whether he could maintain the all-action, on-rushing

ejections, sparking the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Serge Ibaka of the

Thunder and Matt Barnes of the Clippers were ejected, and Griffin received a technical foul for his part in the altercation with 6 seconds left in

the second quarter. Kevin Durant had 33 points, making 15 of 17 free throws, and 10 assists to lead the Thunder, who had won four straight. Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 10 assists. Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who had six players in double figures while winning their third in a row. DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick scored 15 each, and Chris Paul had 14 points and 16 assists. The fireworks began when Griffin was trying to put the ball up and his arms and Ibaka’s became entangled. Barnes shoved Ibaka hard in the chest. Griffin kept trying to get at Ibaka as players from both teams formed a scrum. Ibaka cocked his right fist, but didn’t take a swing as Barnes smiled at him. Durant made the free throw on Griffin’s technical and Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 62-53 lead at the break. The exchange certainly riled up the Clippers. Down by 10 early in the third, they rallied with a 14-2 spurt to go up 74-71, their first lead since the opening quarter. Redick had a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer, Paul had two free throws and a basket and Griffin capped it with five straight points.

The players and coaching staff of Jose Maria College Kings receive a trophy and a check worth P15,000 after winning the inaugural Davao Champions League (DCL) during the awarding ceremony at the activity center of Abreeza Mall Wednesday night. Lean Daval Jr. style that propelled him to the top of boxing. Roach said he saw no sign of inhibition or caution in his style during a scheduled 110 rounds of preparation. ‘’I know people are

skeptical about that. Manny is a realist. He accepts it. It does not bother him,’’ Roach said. ‘’If you don’t think you’re going to be knocked out, you’ve got the wrong sport.’’

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, left, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, with Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha, right, picking up a foul in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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ALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For the first time this season, basketball was fun for Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz. ‘’Once you see that ball go in, the hoop gets wider and guys are feeding off the energy. It started to become really fun,’’ Hayward said. Hayward had 27 points and 10 assists and Richard Jefferson added 22 points to help the Utah Jazz claim their first victory of the season, a 111-105 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. ‘’It’s definitely fun when guys are making shots and you’re whipping the ball around from side to side. And we were getting some stops too,’’ said Hayward, who scored 22 points in the second half to help the Jazz erase a 16-point deficit to put an end to their worst start in 39 years. ‘’It’s about time!’’ Hayward said. Derrick Favors made a key layup with 24 seconds remaining and Jefferson added three free throws in the final minute to clinch the victory. Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Basketball in Partnership with NBA. com When Marvin Williams hit a 3-pointer to make it 104-100, Jazz fans leapt to their feet

and the Utah reserves bounced around and high-fived like college players in a postseason tournament. ‘’We finally got that monkey off our back,’’ said Favors, who had 12 points and 12 rebounds. ‘’We knew sooner or later the chemistry would show and people were going to hit shots they normally make.’’ Enes Kanter had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who overcame their worst start to a season since 1974-75, their first year as an expansion franchise in New Orleans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans, who dropped all three games on their Western road swing. Tyreke Evans, an offseason trade acquisition who has struggled to find his role in the New Orleans scheme, had a season-high 19 points, with almost all of them coming on drives to the basket. Jrue Holiday added 19 points for a Pelicans team that was in control for most the game. ‘’We had the momentum the whole game,’’ Davis said. ‘’We got to make sure they have no life in them, but we let up and let them back in.’’ Jason Smith made a layup just after halftime to give New Orleans a 6145 lead.


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