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Nearly 100 developers may face raps for illegal actions By MAYA M. PADILLO

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early 100 developers of commercial and residential estates including small developers in Davao City could face stiff penalties and sanctions for building without �irst procuring the required permits. Illegally built structures are also in danger of being demolished.

City Planning and Development Of�ice head Ivan Chin Cortez disclosed this on Wednesday after �inding these developers have proceeded with the construction phase of their projects without securing local permits mandated by the city government as well as violating the building code and zoning ordinance. “The challenge now is those developers that build �irst before securing permits and licenses as they might face penalties and sanctions

for illegal actions from the city. Because we observed that there are a lot of developers who proceeded with the constructions without securing the permits �irst and violated the building code and the city zoning,” Cortez said in an interview. Amidst the wave of violations, the CPDO chief said they are now in the process of �iling charges against these developers wherein mostly local developers for failing to secure building permits and licenses.

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SANCTIONS. New high-rise buildings under construction tower over the downtown area of Davao City on Wednesday. The Davao City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) has disclosed that nearly 100 developers could face sanctions for proceeding with their construction without securing local permits. Lean Daval Jr


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Davao-Taiwan direct flights pushed

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he Department of Tourism (DOT) is pushing for direct �lights between Davao City and Taiwan, DOT-Davao director Tanya Rabat-Tan said. Tan told reporters that DOT-Davao had recently welcomed eight Taiwanese travel agents and a representative from Singapore’s Tiger Airways, who visited to explore the popular tourist spots of the city. She claimed the Taiwanese tour operators were impressed with Davao. “They want to bring their travel agents because they are the ones who are going to promote Davao to Taiwan. They saw the potential. In fact, they were impressed. They said Davao surpassed their expectation,” she said. Last July, Taiwan announced another one-year of the visa-free privilege granted to Filipino nationals from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. DOT-Davao recorded

around 1.5 million visitors for the �irst half of 2019, higher compared to the 900,000 visitors recorded in the same period last year, according to Tan. Tan added it’s still unclear when the Davao-Taiwan direct connectivity would be established but she hopes that chartered �lights be launched between the two destinations before the regular �lights to see the viability. Qatar Airways launched a weekly DavaoDoha-Davao �light last June 18, the fourth international route of Davao after Davao-Singapore-Davao of SilkAir and Cebu Paci�ic, Davao-Hong Kong-Davao of Cathay Dragon, and DavaoQuanzhou-Davao of XiamenAir. City Tourism Of�ice head Generose Tecson said she welcomes the effort of the DOT in pushing for Davao-Taiwan direct connectivity but urged the tourism agency to “spear-

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ADVOCACY FOR MINDANAO. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) deputy executive director assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro says the agency’s advocacy of pursuing for the increase of Mindanao’s budget for infrastructure projects continues. Montenegro also discussed other efforts being undertaken by agency during Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape at Abreeza Mall. Lean Daval Jr

DCPO gears up for Kadayawan weekend By ADAM B. MORRELL

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he Davao City Police Of�ice (DCPO) is all set for the main celebration of the 34th Kadayawan Festival which begins on Friday, August 16. DCPO spokesperson Police Captain Ma. Teresita Gaspan, during the AFP-PNP Presscorps media brie�ing held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday, August 14, said the security forces of DCPO is ready for the crowd-drawing activities including the much-an-

ticipated Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan that will cover the areas from Roxas Avenue to Kadayawan Square on Saturday, August 17. "Kasado na ang security forces nato although we are not just focusing on the event but on all layers including the aerial, naval and

ground services," Gaspan said. The spokesperson, however, said more than 6,000 personnel were deployed for the month-long event including augmentation from the Police Regional Of�ice (PRO) 11. The deployment augmentation also included 25 personnel from each Police Provincial Of�ices of Davao Region as well as police auxillary and forces multipliers among others.

Gaspan shared that they conducted a coordinating conference yesterday with all the security forces involved to �inalize the security plans for the upcoming weekend. "May mga konting �ine-tuning nalang but kasado na lahat," she said. Recently, the City Government of Davao issued a helpful advisory to the public to keep a hassle-free and safe Kadayawan celebration. The city government

172 local heroes get Datu Bago awards 2020 search season launched

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total of 172 living and dead outstanding do-gooders in Davao City have so far received the Datu Bago award, and the annual search continues. The search for recipients of the Datu Bago Awards 2020 was of�icially launched during last Monday’s presentation of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao annex by of�icers of the Datu Bago Awardees Organization, Inc. (DABAOI) , the new name of the Datu Bago Foundation, Inc. Present during the Kapehan were Maria Julieta Torres, DABAOI executive director; Amelia “Mely”

Bonifacio, DABAOI vice chairperson; and journalist Amalia “Amy” B. Cabusao, an awardee. The award, a brainchild of the late Mayor Elias B. Lopez, is named after Datu Bago, a local hero of Tausog-Maguindanaw lineage, who died �ighting the forces of Don Jose Oyanguren, while guarding the Davao Gulf against foreign invaders. A true blooded Bagobo lawyer and �irst native Dabawenyo elected mayor, Lopez established the award as part of his efforts to establish a strong identity of Davao City and sense of belonging of its people.

He also initiated the commemoration of the city’s founding through “Araw ng Davao”, commissioned the composition of “Tayo’y Dabawenyo”, the city’s anthem and the establishment of the search for the “Mutya ng Davao.” Awardee Bonifacio urged city residents to help in the Datu Bago award search by nominating candidates. She said the award bestows honor to “an individual who has contributed to the development of the city of Davao ith exemplary competence and dedication who best serves as a model of excellence and an

inspiration to the residents. Nomination forms are available at the Of�ice of the President of the University of Mindanao at Bolton St., Davao City ; at the Anniepie Bakery Cafe, Ecoland, Quimpo Blvd., Davao City; and at the Of�ice of the President Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku at Lanang, Davao City. Accomplished nomination forms should be submitted at the Of�ice of the University of Mindanao President, care of Ms. Maria Julieta R. Torres, Executive Director. Deadline for submission is on December 16, 2019.

students and teachers. “This small portion is allotted in times of calamities, as replacement of old or worn-out books, and for newly established schools and increased enrolment, among others,” the DepEd said in a statement. The DepEd said buffer stock pertains to 7 percent of the completed development, printing, and delivery of learning materials for the projected

enrolment of the school year. It said a “large chunk” of the procured textbooks are delivered to their warehouses while part of it is to be delivered directly to the school districts. Following COA’s recommendation, the DepEd said it would now maintain only 0.05 percent, not 2 percent, of the 7-percent buffer stock of learning materials in their warehouses.

It would also distribute the remaining 6.95 percent learning materials to all public schools. On the correction of the errors in textbooks, the DepEd reported that the Bureau of Learning Resources has conducted three workshops involving academicians and DepEd validators to check comments and recommendations on learning resources

DepEd to change policy on buffer stock of learning materials

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he Department of Education is in the process of changing its policy on the buffer stock of learning materials in its central of�ice warehouses. This, after the Commission on Audit reported that the DepEd was able to deliver only 11.8 million out of the 38.5 million textbooks and instructional and learning materials, which were supposed to be distributed to public school

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reminded everyone to use hat, fan and umbrellas, and to �ind shady spots when watching activities under the sun. It is also helpful to bring extra shirt, candies, crackers and water at all times. The city also reminds people to use pedestrian crossing lanes and never to use any types drones without security clearance. Warnings were also issued on the strong implementation of policies that include prohibitions

on smoking, carrying of backpacks/big bags, liquor, bomb jokes, �irearms, sharp objects and littering. The city also issued a warning not to use laser lights, and not to bring infants and small children in congested areas. The authorities, meanwhile, advised the public to remove jacket and sunglasses upon entering inspection areas to easily distinguish suicide bombers and wanted persons.

Lumads from DavNor town get disaster preparedness training

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ome 500 members of various tribal communities in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte were trained on disaster preparedness on Monday. The disaster training cum workshop for indigenous peoples (IPs) dubbed as “Lumadnong Pagtimbaya: Lumadnong Pagresponde, Lumadnong Pamaagi” was spearheaded by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Of�ice (MDRRMO). Lawyer Elai Evangelista-Lapina, daughter of the local chief executive and a disaster risk reduction advocate, underscored the importance of mobilizing the IPs in prevention strategies and risk mitigation. “We need to build a culture of disaster risk reduction in our tribal communities because they too are prone or expose to risky situations when a disaster, hazard or natural calamity strike,” Lapina said. Lapina said the disaster preparedness training for IPs is a vital mandate of RA 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act

of 2010. The training for the IPs was the �irst of its kind to happen in the town’s history. “What makes this training more unique is that they were taught how to respond in emergency situations using their own ways. We are teaching them measures of self-protection and prevention based on what is culturally appropriate,” Lapina said. She expressed con�idence that this training would be more responsive during calamities with the installation of Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Datu Doming I. Tomaytay, who also heads the Municipal Tribal Council. The participants in the workshop included barangay leaders, IP chieftains, and school representatives, among others. They were lectured on disaster preparedness, risk and disasters, prevention, hygiene and emergency response, which were given by personnel from MDRRMO and Bureau of Fire Protection. (PNA)


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NEWS 3 Piñol takes oath as MinDA chief

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OPTIMISTIC. Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) executive director Stephen Antig says he is optimistic that the long awaited Banana Industry Roadmap will be finally funded considering President Duterte and other high ranking officials holding the powerful

seats in the government are from Mindanao. Antig also bared during Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape at Abreeza Mall that another priority now is the establishment of the banana research institute or facility. Lean Daval Jr

ormer Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol took his oath on Wednesday as the new chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Piñol, in a Facebook post, said his new position requires him to “multitask” on agriculture, trade and commerce, international relations, and even security concerns. “Just as when I was Secretary of Agriculture I will work just as hard,” he said, noting that his new job will bring him closer to his family and farm. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said he wanted Piñol to lead the Mindanao development agency because he knows the terrain in the region. Piñol will serve as MinDA

chair for 6 years. “My added task is to serve as President Rody Duterte's ‘Point Person’ to the newly formed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM),” Piñol said. Piñol also thanked his old department and its stakeholders and appealed for understanding, saying his new position was in the “best interest” of the agriculture department due to problems he faced in leading the agency. “I thank the stakeholders of Agriculture for their support and at the same time beg for their understanding for my decision to leave the Department of Agriculture. This was in the best interest of the Department and the stakehold-

he Philippines at present has the highest dengue fatality rate in all of Asia with 720. The country has more dengue-related deaths even it has fewer cases than its ASEAN neighbors Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The Department of Health (DOH) said it has recorded a total of 167,607 dengue cases as of July 27. This was 98 percent higher than compared to the number of cases recorded in the same period last year. "The Philippines continues to have the highest fatality among the �ive ASEAN regions, ASEAN countries," Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a brie�ing. The of�icial said the rising number of deaths could be attributed to "late response" to the mosqui-

to-borne disease. Tawa-tawa As the number of dengue cases are only expected to rise during the rainy season, the Health department advised the public not to rely on medicine made from the tawa-tawa plant to battle dengue, in spite of its supposed ability to increase blood platelets. "Yung tawa tawa na ibinebenta, mag-ingat po tayo dahil unang una ahanapan po natin ito ng FDA (Food and Drugs Adminsitration) CPR, certi�icate of product registration, kung wala po siyang ganoon kalimutan na po ninyo siguro. O isangguni sa FDA hotline para isumbong," Duque said. Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo clari�ied that the DOH does not recommend using tawa-tawa as "unregistered and untested

PH has most deaths due to dengue in Asia

Optimism high for funding of banana industry roadmap T By MAYA M. PADILLO

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opes are high for the Banana Industry Roadmap to be on the pipeline soon. With several of the government’s economic planners and budget officials, not to mention the President himself, coming from Mindanao, the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) has all the reasons to be optimistic.

“It seems that most of powers are now from Mindanao, we are really hopeful that the roadmap will eventually take off from the ground, not so much for the big players but also for the small and medium size banana growers who are the ones who really need help,” PBGEA Executive Director Stephen Antig told media in Wednesdays Habi at Kape.

Completed in 2018 and signed by then Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol, the Banana Industry Development Roadmap 2018-2020 aims to address concerns of the banana growers nationwide. “Unfortunately medyo nahuli na when it comes to budgeting. Chances are kung magkaroon man ng funding it would be next year,” Antig said.

DILG sec stands by proposal to revive anti-subversion law

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epartment of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is standing by the proposal to revive the anti-subversion law to put an end to the communist insurgency. Año emphasized that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its front organizations have been in an organized armed conspiracy for the past 50 years to overthrow the duly-elected government not only by force or violence but also by deceit, propaganda, and other illegal means. “It’s about time that we put an end to this con�lict that has been bringing our nation down and has killed some 100,000 policemen, soldiers, government of�icials and innocent civilians. If we truly want to

end this scourge of society, the Anti-Subversion Act is urgent, critical, and inevitable,” Año said in a statement on Wednesday. The DILG chief also stressed the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law is only for members of the CPP-NPA-NDF (National Democratic Front) and all groups directly supporting it. “It only covers the communists who are actively working to overthrow the government through armed struggle and does not, in any way, cover legitimate dissent, political opposition, or similar groups,” Año said. “We are ready to work with Congress to craft such a legislation that responds to the needs of the times and places the necessary safeguards to ensure our Constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms of associa-

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Antig clari�ied that the roadmap does not focus solely on cavendish bananas. It covers all banana varieties grown in the country. He also said that on August 22, the association will be meeting with the new Agriculture Secretary William Dar and they intend to lay down their concerns and priorities particularly the funding of the roadmap before him. Antig also mentioned that another priority is the establishment of the banana research institute or facility. He cited that the Philippines is lagging behind its competitors in the banana export market. For one, Antig said oth-

er countries have better laboratory facilities which is vital in research and technology. Antig cited Taiwan which is a very small country but with one of the best research laboratories in terms of production of different varieties of bananas. He also said other than Taiwan, Japan has a very good laboratory. “Medyo kulelat tayo sad to say the existing research facility of the government does not have a re-agent. A month ago several buyers from all over the world were asking me for a supply of saba cardava. But there is shortage of saba cardava and one of the reasons identi�ied, there is no

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ALL SET. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Police Captain Ma. Teresita Gaspan says security measures for the Kadayawan sa Davao 2019 main events are already in place and remind the public that the se-

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curity policies of the city will be strictly implemented. Gaspan made the statement during AFP-PNP Press Corps media forum held at The Royal Mandaya Hotel on Wednesday. Lean Daval Jr


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SMC names int’l partners for P734-B airport project

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an Miguel Corporation has engaged the services of global �irms Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs to design and build its PHP734-billion proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan (NMIA). All three companies were involved in building world-class airports, including Singapore’s Changi Airport, Atlanta Airport and France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport. The initial designs, some of which were released earlier, envision a future-ready airport focusing on overall passenger experience, and sustainable technologies consistent with the needs of the environment and the local communities of Bulacan and nearby provinces. SMC said it will also engage a world-class airport operator to help manage

the country’s future premier gateway. “This is our biggest investment in a single project to date, one that will de�initely impact the lives of millions of Filipinos and the country in general - all the more reason for us to push for greater sustainability and choose the best people to work with us,” SMC president and COO Ramon Ang said. Meanwhile, Ang assured �isherfolk who will be affected by the project that they will have better homes in relocation sites with �ishing power boats to easily re-establish their livelihood. “This project’s success is anchored on helping support the local �ishing industry. We are in the process of identifying areas where together we can build a �ishing community that will

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CONTRIBUTION. Holcim senior vice president William Sumalinog talks about the company's role in the Build Build Build program of the government and its contribution in the infrastructure development in Mindanao during this week's Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape at Abreeza Mall. Lean Daval Jr

BSP ‘scrutinizing’ banks’ request for higher ATM transaction fees

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ank companies who applied for an increase for their interbank ATM withdrawals and balance checking services will have to “justify” their appeal and only “within reason,” says Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Vicente De Villa III, of�icer-in-charge for Financial Technology Sub-Sector of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said there are already a number of banks that applied for an increase in their ATM fees after BSP lifted the moratorium on ATM fee increase that was imposed in September 2013. In light of these applications, the BSP assured the public there is nothing to worry about as they will

only grant the increase only if the request is justi�ied. "Yung nga bangkong nag iincrease eh binabalikan namin," says De Villa. He added, "I-justify niyo mas maigi baka naman, mukhang napaka laki naman ng increase na hinihingi nyo, pahingi ng additional information dito sa basehan ng aming study eh alam namin ang operating cost dapat hindi naman lumalayo within a certain range."

There has to be some standard and proper computation for the BSP to approve these requests. De Villa said, "kailangan hindi dapat napaka unreasonable naman ng pag aakyat nila kailangan may basehan, may standard." According to BSP, the banks should have leeway to study their expenses in maintaining their ATMs. The BSP said the moratorium on fee increase was lifted to give space for the banks to be competent in accordance to the Philippine Competition act. "Eh medyo matagal na rin..yung presyo ng bilihin umaakyat din yung presyo to maintain a machine

umaakyat kayat In-align na rin dun," says De Villa. Currently, banks charge P10 to P15 per single interbank withdrawal transaction and P2 per single interbank balance inquiry according to BSP. BSP added that some bank companies have applied for a decrease of their current interbank transaction fees and other have opted to operate within the existing rate. De Villa said, "Hindi bigla-biglaan 'yan let’s say lang maganda yung pinropose etong isang bangko, ang proposal naman hindi naman mataas, pwede ring mas mababa pwede rin status quo dun sa present."

and investments sa (to) Mindanao," he added. Dar said the DA will work closely with his predecessor, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Emmanuel Piñol, for the development of agriculture in Mindanao. Dar likewise disclosed that the National Food Authority (NFA) was allocated with PHP7 billion for its rice procurement. "I hope this will be properly used," he said. Dar said he will also work with the NFA to address the current low price of palay to the detriment of rice farmers. "NFA should accelerate the buying, processing, and marketing of NFA rice. Don't be stuck up on buffer stocking, you buy and sell via existing guidelines," he added. However, Dar said there are existing guidelines that needs to be amended. He said it is also imper-

ative to review the price of palay to a "medium level" to address the discrepancy in the price of the food staple. As such, Dar said he had instructed the NFA on how to further enhance what measures to be undertaken to address the discrepancy in the buying and selling of NFA rice in the market. "It should be lower than the existing PHP37 per kilo," he said. The DA chief also urged the provincial governors to help in the buying of NFA rice. "We will help the provincial governors, especially in the top 10 rice producing provinces, to link them with bank institutions so they will have resources in the procurement of rice," he said. As for rice farmers affected by the Rice Tarif�ication Law, Dar said the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) is current-

ly drafting the implementing guidelines for the cash assistance to affected rice farmers. "The ACPC Board will meet on Thursday evening to �lesh out the operational guidelines, and roll out our version of the Pantawid Magsasaka' Program," he said. Dar said the Survival and Recovery (SURE) Loan Assistance will be expanded to assist and empower affected rice farmers. This aims to support the government's goal of helping agricultural households in calamity-affected areas regain their capacity to earn a living, and provide immediate relief to small farmers and �isherfolk through loan and emergency assistance package. "The cash assistance will only be a one time (thing). RCEF (Rice Competitiveness Enhancement

DA, WB discussing $100-M aid for the dev't of agri in Mindanao

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griculture Secretary William Dar on Tuesday said there is an ongoing discussion with the World Bank (WB) for some USD100 million intended for the development of agriculture in Mindanao. "We have an ongoing discussion with the World Bank for a USD100 million for Mindanao," Dar said in his speech during the turn-over of DA leadership held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) in Quezon City. "We will pour more resources and implement more projects in Mindanao (as it) is not getting the right investment and budget based on what they are contributing to the economy," he said. "We will go to that level where they are now contributing to the economy, ibabalik din natin yung kaakibat na (we will giveback appropriate) budget

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The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) says member-banks will not implement any increase in their interbank services without the approval of the BSP. "Consistently in the past and in the present, banks do NOT make changes to their transaction fees, without prior notice and approval by the Bangko Sentral, and the matter of ATM transaction is no exception. Banks and the Banko Sentral are currently in the process of reviewing what is the appropriate pricing for some service," says Benjamin P. Castillo, BAP Managing Director. While the BSP is cur-

rently processing the individual application of several banks that applied for an increase, several bank clients with ATMs oppose the possibility of an increase. Leonard Acuña, an ATM cardholder says banks should ensure the availability of their ATM machines as most of which he says are "of�line" during weekends. He also questioned the proposed fee increase of some banks for their interbank services, adding that every penny counts. "It matters kahit piso," says Acuña. He added, "sana libre na lang to access, it’s our own money anyway."

GCash: More Pinoys go digital banking

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Save, the savings account service provider of CIMB Bank and Mynt-owned GCash, revealed a 500,000-customer growth in the Philippines in just roughly six months after their launching. In his speech at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manila on Tuesday, GCash President and CEO Anthony Thomas said GSave has opened a platform for Filipinos to secure their money with less hassle and a high savings rate. “Here’s an opportunity for Filipinos to go beyond consumption [driven] to saving, it enables aspirations of the �inancially unresolved. We are a consumption-driven economy who lives from payroll to payroll,” Thomas said.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) earlier released data which showed that only 15.8 million adult Filipinos or 22.6 percent of the total population have bank accounts. The 500,000 growth of GCash customers in a span of only six months indicates that a considerable number of Filipinos is up to date with the trend of banking and investing. “The partnership with GCash was central to us achieving this milestone. It is a live case study of bank-tech partnerships, a combination of banking expertise and technology platform plays, and the opportunities it allows both parties to access. I look forward to develop-

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EDITORIAL Uncompromising stand Davao City is no doubt among, if not the preferred business expansion for real estate developers in the country. The construction boom in recent years is the living testament to this. Along with the mushrooming property development in the city, come with it the in�low of revenues. However, it also come with it the growing concerns for violations committed by overeager developers wanting to make quick sale out of the investments poured into the city. The City Planning and Development Of�ice discovered nearly 100 real estate development �irms who have commenced construction and development without having procured the necessary local permits. Another issue is the violations to the building code and zoning laws of the city. Hence, the spectre of being �ined and sanctioned as

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a consequence thereof is unavoidable. At worst, these development companies may even have the structures illegally built by them demolished. There is the danger of losing investors in the process but the city government would rather have the laws imposed and lose investments rather than allow violators to continue their business and leave nothing for the city. Davao City is known for its political will and uncompromising stance when it comes to implementing its laws. The recent discovery and the steps taken to prevent such violations show that doggedness when it comes to keeping all entities comply with the mandate of doing business in the city. These violators will have to deal with it or take their business elsewhere.

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DENNIS R. GORECHO KUWENTONG KULE

CINEMALAYA 2019 WINNERS FOCUS ON AUTISM AND CYBERBULLYING The Cinemalaya 2019 victory of Ruby Ruiz as Best Actress for Iska and neophyte Jansen Magpusao for John Denver Trending as Best Actor for sent a strong message: cyberbullying and autism are children’s issues that must not be taken for granted. The word “ISKA” is usually the moniker for the female students of my alma mater, the University of the Philippines, coined from “Iskolar ng Bayan”. But the �ilm by Ruiz gave a new meaning to the word ISKA, a grandmother with a story of unconditional love. ISKA by director Theodore Boborol is about a loving but impoverished grandmother (Ruby Ruiz) of a child with autism , who tragicomically loses everything and becomes the person society reckons her to be. The scenic UP Diliman campus is no stranger to playing the backdrop in Pinoy �ilms—what with its canopy of trees and its buildings’ weathered walls. Iska lives in a shanty within the UP Diliman premises where she works as a photocopy operator Mondays through Sat-

urdays, and as a laundry and cleaning lady during weekends. Her only daughter left to her care Dodong, her 10-year old grandson with autism but was undiagnosed. Despite being told to house him in an orphanage, she chooses to take care of him because she believes that he should be under the care of his own blood and �lesh. Soon, the media twist her narrative when she was accused of mistreating her grandson. She was deemed un�it as a guardian by the media and the government. “ISKA” re�lects dismal mental health state and how poor people who have it get marginalized - those that are undiagnosed in an untrained and uneducated environment. It also represents those who mother children beyond their duty and capacity, armed with nothing but love, giving all despite it not being one’s responsibility or having limited resources. ISKA became an instant crowd favorite that also won Best Screenplay and Best Sound. “Doing a lead role for the �irst time has rede�ined my

self-esteem, an essential ingredient to becoming a good actor.” Ruiz said in an interview. Ruiz earlier won as Best Supporting Actress for the movie EKSTRA during Cinemalaya 2013. It is socio-realist drama-comedy �ilm that stars Vilma Santos as Loida Malabanan, who spends her days dreaming of her big break while working with the country’s best small screen actors. In ISKA, Ruiz had her break by doing the lead role and eventually bagging the Best Actress award for this season. The �ilm John Denver Trending, on the other hand, swept the awards as it was recognized as the best �ilm while neophyte Jansen Magpusao won as best actor. It also received recognition as best in original music score, best editing and best cinematography. It likewise received the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award. Free speech is one of the human rights and a guaranteed constitutional right in the Philippines, however, it can lead to abuse and border to harassment, bullying,

cyber bullying, cyber abuse and negative online experience Directed and written by Arden Rod Condez, this drama �ilm shot in Antique follows a 14-year-old farm boy who gets accused of stealing an iPad. He then ends up in a brawl with a classmate to shield himself, but his whole life changes when the incident gets caught on video and circulates online. John Denver later on committed suicide. Condez said in an interview that he purposely got non-professional actors to keep the idea of a nobody suddenly becoming infamous because of a viral video. He also said that shooting it in his hometown, using the local language of Kinaray-a, gives emphasis on the experience of the entire town; a sleepy unknown place that would also rise to infamy. The �ilm was shot entirely in Pandan, Antique, Condez’s home province. Only Meryll Soriano and Sunshine Teodoro are professional actors. The rest of the cast members led by neophyte child actor Jansen Magpusao are either Condez’s relatives or childhood friends. Magpu-

sao’s family lives in a mountain resort in Pandan, Antique called Malumpati Cold Spring. A responsible social media user must never post anything when one’s emotions are high. Most of the time, posting online is triggered by the intensity of feelings, whatever emotion it is. Understand the repercussions before posting something on the internet. These �ilms embody Cinemalaya’s real vision : “the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino �ilmmakers“ works that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine �ilmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino �ilmmakers. *** Kule is the monicker of Philippine Collegian, the of�icial student publication of UP Diliman. Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho heads the seafarers’ division of the Sapalo Velez Bundang Bulilan law of�ices. For comments, email info@sapalovelez. com, or call 09175025808 or 09088665786).

FRED C. LUMBA SPECKS OF LIFE

WILLINGNESS TO SERVE OTHERS This subject has a biblical foundation but lest I am construed as ponti�icating I will have to skip it. Isko Moreno is, with alacrity, exemplifying this willingness in barely two months as new Mayor of the City of Manila. Governments are just as good as the people they serve inasmuch as people re�lect the leadership that reigns in government. The willingness to serve others – unsel�ishly as it must be – follows the human principle of self-sacri�ice so that others may live. Filipinos are by nature helpful and compassionate because of the Christian upbringing brought about by our individual and collective belief in God. But the passing decades have changed this mindset. The onset of a mountain of dif�iculties – mostly socio-economic – and the failure of past administrations to promptly address the inequities in our society are the major reasons

why our countrymen have adopted a different attitude such that self-interest precedes the interest of others. As a result of this greedy pre-occupation, the sinful culture of corruption has pervaded almost all sectors of government, alienating it from the constituency that it has pledged to serve faithfully and well. Today, millions of families are now languishing in abject poverty and squalor, unable even to enjoy three small square meals a day. Over the years, one administration after another has tried its best by �launting one economic program after another to alleviate the deplorable living conditions but have failed. Miserably, I might add. On a general plane, notice that this prevailing self-interest of a mindset has seeped down from the highest levels of the bureaucracy to the lowest. “Ako muna” is the personal slogan that prevails.

“Me �irst” is exempli�ied by smart alecks who squeeze in a queue to get ahead of the line, a sorry state of affairs that Filipinos have not gotten over with. The spirit of willingness is gone. Altruism has been thrown out the window. Who do we blame? How do we correct the situation if it is still recti�iable? Most of those I talked to point their �ingers at our government of�icials, both elective and appointed. Because these of�icials hold the reins of government, they should be primary responsible for the big mess this country is in today. Somehow this analysis is valid. Those who have had a taste of power and authority, from decades back until today, are families who are not among those who are suffering, economically speaking. They were able to amply provide for themselves and their families while occupy-

ing juicy and in�luential positions, political and management-wise. The bureaucracy is supposedly one big family that should bring the government closer to the people. Unfortunately, this has not been so because there is a dire lack of compassion and sincerity imbedded in the hearts of government personnel to do genuine service to the people. Sometimes, I also am inclined to immediately lay the blame on the doorsteps of government of�icials. Somehow, I forget that we, the people, are more to blame for all the ills and injustices that are prevailing in our midst. We were given the sovereign mandate to choose our leaders in democratic processes yet we blindly and stubbornly continue electing unscrupulous candidates who do nothing but plunder the nation’s coffers without let-up. We have failed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln once

said: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Haven’t we tested all? Haven’t we given them power and more? Yes, we have failed ourselves. How many more years of suffering do we need to endure before these inequities are corrected and effectively recti�ied? One good note about this is that the incumbent administration is being measured against the previous regimes and so far, the people are happy. The approval and trust ratings they have given the Malacanang tenant is proof that there is a new wave of positive attitude enveloping the nation and its people. Perhaps, the willingness to serve others – so that others may live - is now being felt. We should get feedback from those who live in the seams. (Email your feedback to fredlumba@yahoo.com.)


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Republika Ng Pilipinas Lalawigan Ng Compostela Valley PAMAHALAANG BAYAN NG COMPOSTELA TANGGAPAN NG SANGGUNIANG BAYAN 19th COUNCIL 87th Regular Session August 13, 2018 ATTENDANCE: Present: Hon. Reynaldo Q. Castillo, Presiding Officer Hon. Alan M. Calalas Hon. Levi S. Ebdao Hon. Wilfredo C. Ang Hon. Danielo B. Pelegrino Hon. Rogelio P. Econar Hon. Miguel G. Vargas, Jr. Hon. Myrel V. Bangcasan Hon. Elmo A. Estandarte Hon. Ernesto C. Bondan, IPMRepresentative Hon. Alejo O. Luzano, Liga Ng Mga Barangay President Hon. Brigil Rey G. Lorono, PPSK President Absent: None

Vice Mayor SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member SB Member

Municipal Ordinance No. 2018-511 Sponsored by: Hon. Myrel V. Bangcasan AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PREVENTION, CONTROL, REDUCTION AND MITIGATION OF THE MOSQUITO VECTOR OF DENGUE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF COMPOSTELA, COMPOSTELA VALLEY AND PENALIZING VIOLATORS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Compostela, Compostela Valley in session assembled that, Section 1. TITLE. This ordinance shall be known as the “Anti-Dengue Vector Ordinance of the Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley.” Section 2. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. This ordinance shall apply to all households, commercial establishments, institutions, churches, schools, hospitals/clinics, funeral parlors, public and private offices, industrial establishments, transportation facilities, agri-cultural businesses and the likes operating within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley. Section 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. As used in this ordinance, the following terms are hereby defined as follows: 3.1 Dengue- an acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus (species Dengue virus of the genus Flavivirus), transmitted by infected female Aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash- also called break bone fever, dengue fever; 3.2 Vector- an organism that can carry a particular disease- causing agent (like a virus) without actually developing the disease; 3.3 Aedes larva (Kiti-kiti)- the larva, which is aquatic feeding stage of the mosquito, depends much on the aquatic nutrient for its food. This stage last for 6-8 days. The mosquito larvae from Aedes aegypti and Aedes alpopictus; 3.4 Aedes Aegypti- the primary vector of the disease which is indoor mosquito and an important factor in epidemics; 3.5 Aedes albopictus- the secondary vector which is outdoor mosquito and believe to be responsible for maintaining the virus in the environment; 3.6 Aedes pupa- the highly mobile pupa has only a duration of one to two days. This is the immediate phase from which the adult form of the mosquito emerges. The mosquito pupa from Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus; 3.7 Artificial Containers- are containers seen commonly in close association with man. These are usually found indoor and contain water considered clean, clear and unpolluted such as water in flower vases, earthen jars, concrete water tanks, discarded vehicles tires, traps and other containers which can accumulate water up to seven days: 3.8 Natural Containers- are containers found outdoor. It includes tree holes, bamboo stumps, coconut shells or husks, leaf axil, ground/rock holes and even stagnant canals; 3.9 Stagnant Water- motionless water, not flowing in a stream or current. Also known as standing water; 3.10 Public Places/Establishments- hotels, motels, dormitories, commercial buildings, lodging and boarding houses, apartments, hospitals, libraries, offices, markets, movie houses, schools, colleges, and universities and other similar institutions; 3.11 Place- land, building, residence, or any means of conveyance; 3.12 Public Places- parks, plazas, picnic grounds, camps, roads, cemeteries and memorial parks, terminals, rest areas, and other open fields and enclosed areas of public assembly; 3.13 Integrated Control- controlling pests through the use of several; 3.14 Pesticides- any substance or product, or mixture intended to control, prevent, destroy, repeal or mitigate, directly or indirectly any pest; 3.15 Urban Pest Control- pets control activities in all habitable areas but not to include agricultural pest control activities; 3.16 Urban Pest Control Applicator- any individual who uses or supervises the use of pesticides or any methods or services for urban pest control or implementation of a vermin reduction and mitigation program; 3.17 Fumigation- the act of applying releasing or dispensing a toxic chemical so that it reaches the targets organism primary or wholly in gaseous state; 3.18 Misting- a fine spray of approved chemicals to control or eradicate the vector of the disease; 3.19 Urban Pest Control Operator- refers to establishments or entities engage in the application of pesticides or any other methods or services for urban pest control or implementation of a vermin reduction and mitigation program; Section 4. VECTOR BREEDING GROUNDS CONTROL. Buildings/structures under construction must not accumulate stagnant water and solid wastes. All owners, managers, administrators and/or care takers of households, school, vacant lots, abandoned houses, tire trading/merchandiser business, and all other buildings/establishments within Municipality of Compostela are mandated to get rid of vectors breeding ground, particularly stagnant water, to avoid Aedes mosquito larvae (kiti-kiti) and Aedes mosquito pupa, otherwise they are presumed to have violated this ordinance. Section 5. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE OF THE CONSTITUENTS OF THE MUNICIPALITY. a. Water drums, pails, similar artificial containers must be covered at all times; b. Old or discarded vehicle tires should be punctured or cut; c. Unused tin cars, jars, bottles, pots, and the like should be properly structure; d. Structured/buildings must be free from all kinds of waste and stagnant waters; e. All plant vases and pots, open bamboo poles, free holes, leaf plant axils, other natural or artificial that may accumulate water, should always be checked as the potential breeding places of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

NAGAYO..

FROM 11 mates sa Team Victoria. Then yesterday morning, we received the email inviting her, so happy kaayo mi, because it is like she is coming full circle with the JNJG tournaments and also, she felt honored na after representing Team Victoria in Australia, she is now representing Team Canada naman,” said lawyer Rachel, who was recently deployed as the Philippines’ labor attache in Canada. “I am very happy be-

ASIA-PACIFIC..

cause I really saw Ella’s growth as a golfer, even if mag bus or mag Uber lang sya kay di nako mahatod kay naa koy work, she really makes it a point to practice at least three times a week,” she added. Ella has won each tournament she has joined in Canada since moving in from Australia. Her younger brother Daniel also won one tournament in the MJT before taking time off due to an injury.

FROM 11 provided the young ath- health and wellness proletes with development op- grams, leadership developportunities and memora- ment, and NBA Cares comble experiences, including munity service projects.

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Section 6. PREVENTION AND CONTROL 6.1 All other interventions especially the use of chemicals other than for research purposes shall secure clearance from the Municipal Health Office (MHO) prior to its conduct; 6.2 Pest Control operators shall be Accredited by the MHO prior to the render of services within the jurisdiction of Municipality of Compostela; 6.3 All new technologies, approaches and processes that may be developed in the future which will help in the prevention and control of dengue shall be adopted in the future for the implementation, upon recommendation by the MHO. Section 7. INFORMATION EDUCATION COMMUNICATION (IEC) CAMPAIGN. The Municipal Surveillance Team with the cooperation of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO), Liga ng mga Barangay and the barangay concerned shall conduct a massive public awareness campaign- which include but not limited to, health education including the organization/coordination and lectures to promote 4 o’clock habit, Larvicidal application, manner of destroying breeding sites, and participation in the “Oplan Linis” Activities- as well as disseminate all information relative to the implementation of this ordinance. Section 8. CREATION OF MUNICIPAL SURVEILLANCE TEAM AND DEPUTATION OF ENFORCERS. That there shall be created a Municipal Surveillance Team and shall be composed of: 1.Municipal Health Officer; 2.Sanitary Inspector; 3.Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer (MENRO); 4.Department of Education (DepEd) Nurse; and 5.All Barangay Health Workers (BHW); Section 9. FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUNICIPAL SURVEILLANCE TEAM 1. Conduct dengue cases investigations and conduct larva surveillance activities up to six (6) months in the hot spot areas and/or barangay; 2. Conduct dengue surveillance training to the newly hired BHW, Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force and Little Dengue Brigade in both government and private schools; 3. BHW shall get sample of larva; 4. Provide recommendations to the Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force; 5. Lead in the regular clean-up drive in coordination with MENRO for collection of wastes Section 10. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BARANGAY. All barangays shall be required to create Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force and Barangay Surveillance Team shall be responsible in the barangay level. The Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force shall properly coordinate and work hand-in-hand with their municipal counterpart. Section 11. FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BARANGAY ANTI-DENGUE TASK FORCE 1. Issued Notice of Violations and Citation Ticket; 2. Conduct massive IEC campaign in Dengue Prevention and Control; 3. Coordinate with the NGOs and other government agencies; 4. Oversee/monitor of clean-up drive activities; 5. To conduct selective fumigation/misting in the identified hot spot areas; and 6. Furnish a copy of monthly report on surveillance and clean-up drive activities Section 12. RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Municipal Health Office shall, in coordination with the Municipal Environmental Office (MENRO) and Liga ng mga Barangay, promulgate rules and regulations necessary to prevent, control and abate the mosquito vector of dengue, subject to the approval of the Mayor. Such rules and regulations shall take effect upon publication. Section 13. PENALTY CLAUSE. Any person/household/institutions were found positive for Aedes mosquito larva and Aedes mosquito pupa during the Larvae Surveillance conducted by the Municipal Surveillance Team shall be issued a Notice of Violation and Citation Ticket which shall be formulated by this ordinance, while, in the barangay level may adopted a similar ordinance stipulating the penalty, and issue Notice of Violation and Citation Ticket as the Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force may deem appropriate. Fifty percent (50%) of the penalty shall accrue to the Municipal Government and another fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the Barangay Government. The Notice of Violation and Citation Ticket shall contain as follows, to wit; a. The name, signature, age and address of the person apprehended; b. The material facts obtaining in the commission or omission of the crime defined and penalized under this ordinance; c. The amount of fine which is payable in favor of the Municipal Government of Compostela, Compostela Valley. The violator shall be penalized accordingly, to wit: st 1 Offense- Issuance of Notice of Violations by the Municipal Anti-Dengue Task Force and/ or Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force and hereby advised and mandated to clean his/her place where the breeding area of mosquito is located; 2nd Offense- a fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) and/or imprisonment of not less than three ( 3 ) days but not more than five ( 5 ) days upon the discretion of the court 3rd Offense and subsequent Offenses- a fine of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) and/or imprisonment of not less than five ( 5 ) days but not more eight ( 8 ) days upon the discretion of the court. COMPROMISE PENALTY If the person shall voluntarily admit the violation hereof without the necessity of undergoing judicial proceedings, the Municipal Treasurer or his/her authorized representative shall be allowed to collect the following as compromise penalty: a.) First Offense – Issuance of Notice of Violations by the Municipal Anti-Dengue Task Force and/or Barangay Anti-Dengue Task Force and hereby advised and mandated to clean his/her place where the breeding area of mosquito is located; b.) Second Offense- a fine of P 500.00 and hereby advised and mandated to clean his/her place where the breeding area of mosquito is located; c.) Third and Subsequent Offense – a fine of P1,000.00 and hereby advised and mandated to clean his/her place where the breeding area of mosquito is located; Section 14. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If any provision or part of this ordinance is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other parts or provisions thereof shall remain valid and effective. Section 15. REPEALING CLAUSE. All ordinances, orders, or rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 16. EFFECTIVITY. This ordinance shall take effect 15 days after its publication in any local newspaper of general circulation within Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley. Enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan of Compostela, Compostela Valley this 13th day of August, 2018. CERTIFIED CORRECT: ATTESTED BY: (sgd) CECILIO L. PAQUEO, JR., MPA Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian

(sgd) ATTY. REYNALDO Q. CASTILLO Vice Mayor / Presiding Officer

APPROVED BY HER HONOR : (sgd) LEMA P. BOLO, CPA Municipal Mayor

DAVAO-TAIWAN..

FROM 2 head the promotions of the motion efforts of the TourDavao Region in Taiwan ism Promotion Board of and other cities where we the DOT despite the direct have �lights.” �lights from the city to new “This new route should international destinations. provide more opportuni“How come they don’t ties for investments and, at promote us? They should the same, increase foreign include us? Ang nangyayari arrivals,” she said. ngayon inaasa sa Davao Earlier, Tecson lament- City (what is happening is ed that Davao was being that it leaves everything to left out in the tourism pro- Davao City). We cannot do

it alone because this is not only for the city but also for the whole region,” she said. According to the agency’s website www.tbp.gov. ph, the TPB, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, markets and promotes “the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism and meetings,

incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) destination, in strategic partnership with private and public stakeholders to deliver a unique high-value experience for visitors, signi�icantly contributing to increased arrivals, receipts, and investments to the country.” (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

and textbooks for Kindergarten to Grade 10 from certain regions. “Validated �indings, description of errors found, and recommendations on how to correct these will comprise the “notes of teachers” that the Department shall issue

to prepare the minimum learning competencies, and/ or prototypes and other speci�ications for books and/or manuscripts called for; test, evaluate, select, and approve the manuscripts or books to be submitted by the publishers for multiple adoption.

“Even as the Department recognizes the policy of promoting competition in offering this exercise to the private sector, it also expresses concern that accountability is dispersed among different stakeholders,” the DepEd said. (PNA)

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through a memorandum to the regions,” it said. The DepEd added it seeks to expand its authority in view of Republic Act 8047, which mandates the writing and printing of textbooks with private publishers. It also mandates DepEd


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Republika Ng Pilipinas Lalawigan Ng Compostela Valley PAMAHALAANG BAYAN NG COMPOSTELA TANGGAPAN NG SANGGUNIANG BAYAN 19th COUNCIL 84th Regular Session July 16, 2018

ATTENDANCE: Present: Hon. Reynaldo Q. Castillo, Presiding Officer Vice Mayor Hon. Alan M. Calalas SB Member Hon. Levi S. Ebdao SB Member Hon. Wilfredo C. Ang, Temporary Presiding Officer SB Member Hon. Rogelio P. Econar SB Member Hon. Danielo B. Pelegrino SB Member Hon. Miguel G. Vargas, Jr. SB Member Hon. Myrel V. Bangcasan SB Member Hon. Elmo A. Estandarte SB Member Hon. Alejo O. Luzano, Liga ng mga Barangay President SB Member Hon. Ernesto C. Bondan, IMPRepresentative SB Member Hon. Brigil Rey G. Lorono, PPSK President SB Member Absent: None MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 2018 - 507 Sponsored by: Hon. Elmo A. Estandarte AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SELLING AND/OR SERVING, DRINKING OF BEER, LIQUOR OR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE OF ANY KIND IN DESIGNATED PLACES WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF MUNICIPALITY OF COMPOSTELA, COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES WHEREAS, Article II, Section 5 of the 1987 Constitution provides in part that, “the maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty and property, and the promotion of general welfare are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessing of democracy”; WHEREAS, Article II, Section 11 of the 1987 Constitution, likewise, states in part, “the State values the dignity of every human person and guarantees full respect for human rights; WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7160 provides that every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. Within their respective territorial jurisdictions, local government units shall ensure and support, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourage and support the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improve public morals, enhance economic prosperity and social justice, promote full employment among their residents, maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants; WHEREAS, Section 458 paragraph (a), sub-paragraph (1) (v) of Republic Act 7160 provides that, “the Sanguniang Bayan, being the legislative body of the Municipality, shall enact ordinances intended to prevent, suppress and impose penalties for habitual drunkenness in public places and such other activities inimical to the welfare and morals of the inhabitants of the Municipality; WHEREAS, it is absolutely necessary for the Local Government Unit of Compostela, Compostela Valley to initiate policies to curb alcohol consumption especially among the minors by prohibiting the access to alcohol and regulates the establishments that sell them; WHEREAS, the general welfare of the citizenry, being of primordial interest, in pushing for a municipal-wide regulation on selling and/or drinking of beer, liquor or alcoholic beverage of any kind in designated places within the territorial jurisdiction of Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley cannot be ignored and disregarded. NOW THEREFORE: Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Compostela, Compostela Valley in session assembled that; SECTION 1. DECLARATION POLICY. It is the policy of the Local Government of Compostela to protect its citizenry from activities inimical to their welfare and morals and to safeguard their rights by the maintenance of peace and order in every barangay within the Municipality. SECTION 2. SCOPE OF POLICY. This Ordinance shall be legal and effective within the territorial jurisdiction of Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley. SECTION 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. For purposes of this Ordinance, the term: a. Alcohol shall refer to ethyl alcohol, ethanol, or spirits of wine including all dilutions, purifications and mixtures thereof, from whatever source by whatever process produced and shall include whisky, brandy, rum, gin, tequila, and vodka and other similar products o mixtures. It shall include malt, beverages, mixed or fermented liquors, including tuba, tapuy, and lambanog; b. Alcoholic beverages shall refer to liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; c. Public place shall refer to all places accessible to the public such as parks, public playgrounds, waiting sheds, sidewalk, public road, alley, other open space outside of residential perimeter fences and other places considered to be a public place under the law; d. Sari-sari store or similar establishment shall refer to establishment offers to sell any kind of goods, whether with or without permits/license, to the public; and e. Serve shall refer to offer, dispense o distribute liquor for consumption within the business premises. SECTION 4. PROHIBITED ACTS. The following shall be prohibited under this Ordinance: a. The selling and/or serving of beer, liquor or alcoholic beverages of any kind by sari-sari store or similar establishment, or by a restaurant, panciteria, hotel or bar, whether licensed or not, to a minor/s is hereby PROHIBITED unless the owner, proprietor, manager and/or person-in-charge thereof can prove/justify to the fact that said minor/s is under instruction by his/her parents, guardian or person exercising parental authority or supervision over the minor/s, to buy or purchase beer, liquor or alcoholic beverages for the satisfaction of the parents, guardians, or person concerned and the allegation/s is corroborated by the minor/s;

b. The drinking of beer, liquor or alcoholic beverages of any kind, within the premises of, or around the sari-sari store or similar establishment not licensed as restaurant, panciteria, carinderia, hotel or bar is also PROHIBITED; c. Sari-sari store or other similar establishment and restaurant, panciteria, hotel or bar selling beer liquor or alcoholic beverages of any kind to a minor/s is also PROHIBITED; and d. The drinking of beer, liquor or alcoholic beverages of any kind in the street, by the sidewalk, in an alley, whether public or private in a park or plaza and other places considered to be a public place is officially declared by the Local Government Unit of Compostela as open for commercial activities such as allowing or permitting therein the selling, serving and/or drinking of beer, liquor or alcoholic beverage of any kind in the said place. SECTION 5. EXEMPTION a. In an occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Town Fiesta and other Public Holiday officially declared as such, whenever a certain area/portion considered to be a public place be availed of, or used for the purpose of drinking beer, liquor or alcoholic beverages of any kind, PROVIDED, however, that the Punong Barangay or the Senior Kagawad, having jurisdiction over the place, shall be notified in writing one (1) week before the celebration of the said occasion stating the purpose/s thereof for such availment and, the Punong Barangay or the Senior Kagawad gives consent or permission to such request; and b. Public places officially declared by the Local Government of Compostela, Compostela Valley to be open for commercial activities during town fiesta, thereby allowing / permitting the selling serving and/or drinking of beer, liquor, or alcoholic beverages of any kind in the said place. SECTION 6. PENALTIES AND FINES. Any person violating the provisions of this Ordinance upon proper judicial proceedings shall be subject to the following penalties, to wit; a) FIRST OFFENSE- A fine of not less than One Thousand Pesos (P 1,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than five (5) days, upon the discretion of the court; b) SECOND OFFENSE- Fine of not less than Two Thousand Pesos (P 2,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than ten (10) days, upon the discretion of the court; c) THIRD AND ANY SUCCEEDING OFFENSES- Fine of not less than Three Thousand Pesos (P 3,000.00) and/or imprisonment of thirty (30) days, upon the discretion of the court; d) HOWEVER, in the case of sari-sari store or similar establishment, the owner, proprietor, manager and/or person in charge thereof, shall be liable therefore. In addition to the above penalty, there shall be an automatic closure/revocation of the license for the said Sari-sari store or similar establishment. COMPROMISE PENALTY. If the person/vendor shall voluntarily admit the violation hereof without necessarily undergoing judicial proceedings, the Municipal Treasurer or his/her authorized representative shall be allowed to collect the following as compromise penalty: a) First Offense – a fine of P 500.00; b) Second Offense- a fine of P1,000.00; c) Third & Subsequent Offense – a fine of P2,000.00 and/or cancellation of his/her business rights to display/sell. SECTION 7. POLICY IMPLEMENTORS. 1. Compostela Police Force; 2. Office of the Municipal Mayor; 3. Municipality of Compostela Barangay Officials; 4. Municipality of Compostela Barangay Tanod within their respective Barangay; and 5. Municipality of Compostela Barangay Lupon within their respective Barangay; SECTION 8. POLICY IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES. a. Due process of law, at all times, shall always be observed by all policy implementation. b. Human rights and human dignity of violators shall be observed by the policy enforcers. c. Apprehending officials must have proper identification when executing an arrest. d. Arbitrary detention or solitary confinement shall never be practiced or imposed on the violator. e. Immediately after the arrest, the violator/s shall be turned over the apprehending officer/s to the Punong Barangay, or to the Barangay Kagawad on duty at the Barangay Hall, of the place where the violator/s of this Ordinance was arrested. f. The personal circumstances of the violator/s and the surrounding circumstances of the arrest shall be entered in the Police Blotter or Book of Entry of Barangay Blotter/Journal of the Barangay concerned. SECTION 9. PUBLIC INFORMATION POLICY a. Upon enactment of this Ordinance, an extensive public information drive shall be conducted by all implementing agencies of the policy for its observance and proper implementation. b. This Ordinance shall be posted in every barangay, police headquarters, courts and all public places in addition to the posting of its copy in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the Municipality of Compostela, Compostela Valley. SECTION 10. REPEALING CLAUSE. All Ordinances, resolutions, local executive orders and/or administrative regulations which are/is inconsistent with or contrary to any of the provision/s of this Ordinance are/is hereby repealed or modified accordingly. SECTION 11. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. In event or for any reason/s, any part/s, section/s or provision/s of this Ordinance shall be held or declared by unconstitutional or invalid, the remaining part/s thereof which are not affected thereby, shall continue to be effective and in full force. SECTION 12. EFFECTIVELY CLAUSE. This ordinance shall be published for in a newspaper of local circulation and shall take effect after its publication. Enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan of Compostela, Compostela Valley this 16th day of July, 2018. CERTIFIED CORRECT:

ATTESTED BY:

(sgd) ELIZABETH N. LEGITIMAS Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian

(sgd) HON. WILFREDO C. ANG SB Member/Temporary Presiding Officer

APPROVED BY HER HONOR : (sgd) HON. LEMA P. BOLO Municipal Mayor

DILG.. FROM3 tion and free speech,” he added. He said that, in retrospect, the repeal of the anti-subversion law in 1992 may have been a mistake because the communist movement gained momentum in many areas and it grew bolder with the support of legal front organizations in urban areas from where they derive logistics, funding, source of cadres, and other forms of support. “The repeal of the anti-subversion law was a demand of the CCP-NPANPF for the conduct of the peace talks in the 1990s. In good faith, the government acceded to those demands for the sake of peace. But instead of laying down their arms and joining mainstream society, the communists grew bolder and used the democratic space accorded

to them to regroup, organize, and mobilize,” he explained. Año said since the repeal of the anti-subversion law, the communists have continuously rejected the government’s call for genuine peace for the past 50 years and have instead indiscriminately sowed terrorism across the country. He said the CPP’s constitution -- which is available on the internet -- categorically states that its goal is to overthrow the democratic, republican system using the weapons of “revolutionary armed struggle and the national united front.” “Its program declares that this is to be done by building guerrilla fronts “to encircle the cities from the countryside… until it becomes possible to seize power in the cities,” he added.

He said it can’t be denied by anyone that the continued existence and illegal activities of the CPP-NPA-NDF constitute a clear, present, and grave danger to the security of the Philippine state. “If we revive the anti-subversion law, we will be able to dismantle the urban mass movement in the cities that fuels the armed struggle in the mountains. We will be able to sti�le their so-called ‘legal front organizations’ that provides sustenance to the underground mass organizations. It will be the beginning of an inevitable end,” he explained. He cited the continuous active recruitment of some 500 to 1,000 youth annually by legal communist front organizations in schools and universities where some 50 to 100 of them become armed

members of the NPA. Año said all organizations providing support to the CPP-NPA-NDF must also be declared illegal and mere membership to these organizations should be a criminal act. In response to criticism that there are enough laws available to law enforcement, he replied that “our present laws, the Revised Penal Code, and special penal laws only penalize the individual acts of communist terrorist groups while the revival of the anti-subversion law would declare illegal the mere recruitment or membership to these illegal organizations. The Human Security Act is also de�icient.” He added that reinstating the anti-subversion law is crucial in realizing the mandate of Executive Order (EO) 70, series of 2018 which created the

National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Con�lict (NTF-ELCAC) and institutionalized the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace. The Anti-Subversion Act or Republic Act 1700 was passed in June 1957 during the presidency of Carlos P. Garcia. It declared the CPP illegal as an organized conspiracy to overthrow the government for the purpose of establishing in the Philippines a totalitarian regime. During the martial law period, RA 1700 was expanded through Presidential Decree (PD) 885 in 1976 and PD 1835 in 1981. These decrees made it a subversive criminal act to be af�iliated with a group and attend a meeting or take part in any activity meant to overthrow the government with the

open or covert assistance and support of a foreign power. During the time of President Corazon Aquino, she issued Executive Order 167, series of 1987 repealing PDs 1835 and 1975 and reviving RA 1700. And in 1992, President Fidel Ramos signed RA 7636 repealing RA 1700. Subversion is no longer a criminal offense, but sedition remained a crime. Año pointed out that in the United States their Communist Control Act of 1954 has not been repealed until now. “That’s why it’s impossible for subversive organizations to thrive in the United States. So again, quashing communism does not entail the hands of the military forces but the de�inite hands of the law,” he said. (PR)


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Union Market’s Lechon Belly.

Bread heaven at Nord’s.

Pizza at Union Market.

DESTINATION DELICIOUS AT

AZUELA COVE DABAWENYOS LOVE FOOD! From daily meetings, family gatherings, to celebrations big or small, you can be sure that there is always food. Just last week, I was invited to experience the first Azuela Cove Food Crawl hosted by Azuela Cove together with other lifestyle writers and food bloggers. I was pleasantly surprised that since the launch of Ayala Land Premier’s first mix-used development complex, Azuela Cove is now starting to become more vibrant with urbanites already using its spaces

Cafe Laguna’s Pinoy Afternoon Tea.

Dulce Vida’s Frozen Brazo.

for sports and social events. Also buzzing with noise, and the main reasons for the Food Crawl, are the restaurants occupying The Shops, the development’s restaurant row, which offer a diverse array of food options to satisfy any craving. BEYOND BREAD We started the food crawl at Nord’s. Already famous in

Manila for its brioche-based breads and pastries, Nord’s Azuela Cove also serves proper sandwiches and even rice meals with an Asian-fusion twist. Coffee lovers in the north of Durianburg that find coming to downtown or to Matina too far for a proper third-wave

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Nord’s Steak Sandwich.

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IT’S NOT just snaps and memories we take when we travel — calories too. And a recent soulsearching trip in Indonesia gave me an insightful look at the crunchy world of krupuk. Or kropek, if you may.

Indonesia probably has the largest variety of krupuk. For one, the kinds of krupuk they have in Indonesia are just way up there in the taste level than what we have here. Overwhelming may be an understatement. The Indonesian variety are colorful, bigger and has that distinctive taste that makes you want to eat more. Each krupuk creations differ from one place to another. Krupuk Trivia: In Indonesia, the etymology of the term krupuk is actually an onomatopoeia that describes the crunch sound it makes when you take a bite.

It is mostly served as a complementary side dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Others prefer these crunchy delights as snacks. Come to think of it, the krupuk is probably the most popular of Indonesia’s many oleh-oleh (pasalubong). We’ve always paired our kropek counterpart with vinegar and crushed garlic. The flavour combination, coupled with the crackling sound, for us, gives it its identity. A plate of freshly cooked krupuk often goes well

during nights with friends. The instant craving satisfaction, affordability and availability makes it a hit to most of us. In Indonesia, any meal won’t be complete without it. Stored in colorful airtight tin cans or wrapped in plastics, the first thing you’d see on the dining

table is the krupuk. Accordingly, certain Indonesian dishes require a certain type of krupuk (for toppings). And as such, it is the very first thing that the servers would offer you. Krupuk is usually made from a dried paste mixture mostly composed of starch (cas-

UP AND ABOUT

ADD-ALL LEARNERS VISIT JINJIANG AND XIAMEN FOR MANDARIN, CHINESE CULTURE COURSE THE Ateneo de Davao University Academy of Lifelong Learning (ADD-ALL) is proud to have given sixteen adult learners the opportunity to visit Jinjiang Province and Xiamen City in China, as part of its Mandarin Language and Chinese Culture Course. Accompanying the learners on their trip was Ms. Johanna Pauline Angelica R. Lamzon, the class instructor. Having arrived at Jinjiang province, the learners visited the province’s own Rizal Park, an exact replica of the famous monument to Dr. Jose Rizal in Luneta, Manila. Afterward, they proceeded to

Hua’an, in Hakka Village, to visit the World Heritage Hakka Earth – Eryi Building, one of China’s great treasures as well as one of the world’s largest-scale residential construction projects. The learners explored the walled living space and structure of the village, unique to the Hakka people of Southern China. In Xiamen City, the learners also visited Gulangyu Islet, or the “Garden on the Sea;” Shuzhuang Garden, offering breathtaking views of the hills and sea; and Zhongshan Pedestrian Street, which is the busiest street in the city, boasting buildings built in different architectural

styles that add to its character and liveliness. Leading the development of adult education in the Philippines not only in cultural courses such as foreign language instruction, the Ateneo de Davao Academy of Lifelong Learning is the new, affordable, and exciting academy offered by the Ateneo de Davao University for learners aged twenty-five and above. ADD-ALL offers both professional and personal development tracks comprising non-degree short courses for adult learners. These short courses feature fun classes that will help people learn new skills, develop new hobbies, and

meet new friends. The program also integrates technopreneurship into selected courses to help learners earn from their passions through creating start-up business models for new ventures. Interested applicants may reach ADD-ALL through their Facebook (www.facebook.com/lifelonglearningaddu), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ addu_all), email (lifelonglearning@ addu.edu.ph), or landline at (082) 221 – 2411 local 8296. Applicants may also visit the ADD-ALL office located at the Office of the President, G/F Canisius Hall, Ateneo de Davao University, Jacinto campus.

sava, rice, flour). Aside from the plain variety, it also has other flavors — fish, garlic and shrimp to name a few. Most often, the krupuk acts as an appetizer to a big meal. Considering Indonesia’s saucy dishes, that instant pop in the mouth awakens the taste buds.

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metimes, the krupuk, because ts oily texture, cleanses the ate. Aside from it being a cravsatisfier, it also doubles as a nd. Yes, as an ulam. It was ly fascinating to see locals krupuk together with rice. ll, for the most part, Indoneis also known for a splendid ction of fried rice. So, a plate nasi uduk (mixed fried rice) d krupuk is enough -- even me. Others even crush and inkle bits of the krupuk on of dishes as a complement to

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the addition of a crispy, layered texture. Since most of the dishes in Indonesia are with sabaw or sauce laden, dipping the krupuk is another way to enjoy it. It also doubles as a scoop. I’ve tried the rice-krupuk and the rice-viand-krupuk combo and I can say that the sensation in the palate is pleasingly awesome. But for me, the sabaw - krupuk combo is the best. Thank you to Zamboanga’s Ansheva Susulan for sharing her photos.

SOON-TO-OPEN Citadines Cebu City ensures long-stay guests a personalized stay by taking the much-loved Ascott Host program to new levels and combined with warm Visayan hospitality. Imagine being welcomed home the moment you open your door – with a gift basket of your favorite treats based on your preferences. Your Ascott Hosts know just what you like— whether it’s the mangoes you rave over, the cookies your children love, the kind of water you drink, or anything else your family adores. Ascott Hosts will be there to make you feel more at home and get to enjoy your stay like a local. They will let you know the best Cebuano delicacies and where you can find them, providing you with their mobile number so you can reach them whenever. Got questions about Cebu? Your Ascott Hosts are ready to give you tips on the best spots, whether you are looking for pristine beaches, lush forests, or dive spots. They can help you find the best lechon and just about any local treats you want. Just when you are beginning to miss home, you can always turn to your Ascott Hosts to help quash your blues and bring you back to enjoy the moment with birthday cards and small gifts. On some cases, they might even surprise you with notes from folks back home! Along with other Ascott Hosts, they would also organize

pocket events and activities that you can attend such as neighborhood get-togethers, celebrations, and a quarterly gathering of residents. Of course, your hosts will also remind you of the essentials – your security, parking, internet, and other concerns. The warm yet unobtrusive presence of your Ascott Hosts ensure that your Cebu experience is exactly what you would like it to be. From the moment you step into the main lobby, you know that your comfort is assured. VIBRANT LIVING IN THE QUEEN CITY Designed to be both functional and cozy, Citadines Cebu City boasts spacious apartments that combine all the conveniences of a modern home and the services of a hotel. Each unit has its own fullyequipped kitchen, wireless internet access, and even a built-in a washer and dryer in some. For business travelers, it also has conference and meeting facilities, as well

as a gym to help tenants stay fit and healthy. Slated to open in September 2019, Citadines Cebu City boasts a local, fun, and functional vibe. Visitors are greeted by a burst of tropical coastal colors intermingling with natural wood, latticework, cane waves, stones, shell inlays, and local weaves. Accent lighting, cove ceilings, niches and trellises, all made by local craftsmen, evoke a natural feel. “Cebu has so much to offer in terms of business and travel opportunities, but we would also like our guests to experience

the service par excellence of our Ascott Hosts,” said Daniel Wee, Country General Manager for The Ascott Limited, Philippines. Citadines Cebu City, located at Baseline Center along Juana Osmeña Street, is the fourth Citadines Apart’hotel property in the Philippines, joining Citadines Salcedo Makati, Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, and Citadines Bay City Manila. Recognizing the opportunity to meet growing expectations, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, formed a synergistic partnership with leading developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) to open Citadines Cebu City, as a way to level up the hospitality industry. “Visayas is on a highgrowth phase and we would like Ascott to be there, to provide options that travelers are looking for,” said Mr. Wee. For more information and updates, visit Citadines’ Facebook page and website.


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coffee experience will rejoice at Nord’s coffee which uses premium coffee beans and which they roast in-house. A BIT OF JAPANESE With its traditional Japanese interiors complete with lowslung tables and floor seating, Bless Okiniiri Japanese Resto gives diners a glimpse of Japan. Its menu is diverse, with many ramen options, sushi, Japanese-style salads, fried dishes and even Japan’s famous Omu Rice. I like their garlic ramen with its spicy kick and topped with crispy tempura. TAGALOG AT ITS HEART For visitors who want authentic Tagalog dishes, then Cafe Laguna is the place to go. The restaurant, which has roots in Cebu but with owners who came from Laguna, serves many Tagalog delicacies such as Ox-Tail Kare-kare, and Lumpia Ubod among others. Cafe Laguna is also famous for its Tagalog Afternoon Tea which features Espasol, Bibingka, and Puto with Adobo Flakes. Paired with Sago and Gulaman or the restaurant’s

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famous Pandan Tea and afternoons are sure to be a delight. OFF TO THE MARKET With its huge menu of International and Filipino dishes, it is clear how Union Market got its name. Dining at Union Market is like stepping into a wonderland of food that is sure to satisfy even the picky eater. Groups may choose to have one of Union Market’s many pizza flavours or choose to share a paella instead. For something lighter, there are salad and pasta options as well with Union Market’s Carbonara as my pick. There are

also an array or sandwiches to choose from. If meat is what you crave, then go direct to Union Market’s steaks. Cooked on a stone grill, Union Market stonegrilled steaks are served tableside, ensuring that you get the perfect doneness of the meat every time. SWEET ENDINGS To end the food crawl, the already full group made its way to Dulce Vida Cakes and Pastries. A local Davao favourite, Sweet but not overtly cloy, and having a nice balance of flavours, Dulce Vida’s cakes are a divine way to

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PH.. FROM4 'yon so walang safetly pro�ile." This includes tawa-tawa capsules that have been approved by the FDA as a health supplement. "Ito ay safe, wala siyang masamang side effect walang mangyayari sa atin

na masama pag tinake natin siya. Kung meron siyang therapeutic value hindi pa natin masabi," Domingo explained. "Hindi pa natin puwedeng isalalay doon ngayon ang paggaling o pagkontra sa dengue."

ers,” he said. “At odds with the Economic Managers and a very powerful political personality, I felt then that I would get nowhere in my dream

to serve the farmers and �isherfolks,” he said. Piñol was succeeded by William Dar as acting secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11TH JUDICIAL REGION OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao City

SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS), Mortgagee, - versus -

EJF-REM CASE NO. 17,418-19

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Chin, however, said that while the violators are aplenty involving mostly small developers, the so-called big players have faithfully complied. “Yung big players kumukuha sila permit �irst. The big players always comply,” he said. Cortez said these violators will be assessed and penalized based on the penal clause stipulated in the city’s zoning and the building code. He also said if these developers do not want to face charges, they need to demolish all struc-

tures under construction not covered by permits. He also said giving warnings to these developers are not needed as they are already aware that there is a law that mandates them to secure permits and licenses �irst before proceeding to the construction. Cortez said they are monitoring constructions in the city by deploying a team which will check construction areas. He said through GIS tagging they will be alerted that a certain construction �irm has

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11TH JUDICIAL REGION OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao City

SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS), Mortgagee, - versus -

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not applied for permits. “Pag hindi nag-apply babalikan namin yan at bibigyan namin ng notice of violations. but if they continue with the construction that is the time we will �ile the case against the violator,” he said. He said the city planning of�ice does GIS tagging at least once a week and this includes the residential developments in the city. Cortez, who is also handling the city’s zoning program, said there are a number of real estate con-

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dominium and residential estate developers coming in the city including the big players from Manila. He said there are around 40 to 60 projects ongoing in Davao City and are now in the process of securing permits and licenses. He also said these developers must comply with the requirements such as the Preliminary Approval for Locational Clearance (PALC) from the City Council before they can apply for permit to pre-sell from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB).

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11TH JUDICIAL REGION OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao City

SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS), Mortgagee, - versus -

EJF-REM CASE NO. 17,410-19

AMOS ROLITO M. BOQUISON, married to MARIETTA E. BOQUISON Mortgagor/s.

EFREN L. CABANBAN, married to Candelaria B. Cabanban, Mortgagor/s.

GREGORIO M. CABALAN, JR. married to ILUMINADA C. CABALAN, Mortgagor/s.

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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee against the mortgagor/s Amos Rolito M. Boquison, married to Marietta E. Boquison, with postal address at LOT 12, BLOCK 2, PHASE 7, DOÑA PILAR SUBDIVISION, SASA, DAVAO CITY, the indebtedness of the mortgagors as of July 01, 2019, amounts to ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY PESOS & 96/100 (Php1,735,820.96) Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, penalties and other charges and plus other legal expenses incident to foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland, Davao City, to the highest bidder to CASH and/or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies mentioned and described below together with all its improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-129105 “A parcel of land (Lot 12, Block 2, Psd-11-019554) being a portion of Lot 1 (LRC) Psd-142351), situated in the City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. xxx Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 10, 2019 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title of the above-described real property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, August 06, 2019.

Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Social Security System against EFREN L. CABANBAN, married to Candelaria B. Cabanban, Mortgagors, with postal address at LOT 506-G-1-E-7-B, PIONEER STREET, DURIAN VILLAGE, CALINAN, DAVAO CITY, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 01, 2019, amounts to NINE HUNDRED THIRTY NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FOUR PESOS & 09/100 (Php939,104.09) Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, penalties and other charges and plus other legal expenses incident to foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland, Davao City, to the highest bidder to CASH and/or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies mentioned and described below together with all its improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-91567 “A parcel of land (Lot 506-G-1-E-7-B, Psd-11-008059, being a portion of lot 506-G-1-E-7, Psd-11-008059), situated in the Barrio of Calinan, City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. xxx Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 10, 2019 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title of the above-described real property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, August 06, 2019.

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE & SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

For ATTY. FRANCISCO M. CAMPANER – the OIC Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Prov’l Sheriff

For ATTY. FRANCISCO M. CAMPANER – the OIC Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Prov’l Sheriff

For ATTY. FRANCISCO M. CAMPANER – the OIC Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Prov’l Sheriff

(sgd.) JAY C. ESPERANZA Sheriff IV

(sgd.) SERGIO LEONARDO J. TUPAS Sheriff IV

(sgd.) ALBERT C. ABEJARON Sheriff IV

August 15, 22 and 29, 2019

August 15, 22 and 29, 2019

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11TH JUDICIAL REGION OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao City SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS), Mortgagee, - versus -

EJF-REM CASE NO. 17,411-19

August 15, 22 and 29, 2019

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 11TH JUDICIAL REGION OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT-SHERIFF Davao City SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM (SSS), Mortgagee, - versus -

EJF-REM CASE NO. 17,414-19

LEO S. CALLEDO, Mortgagor/s.

LUIS EMBALZADO, Mortgagor/s.

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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the above-mentioned mortgagee against LEO CALLEDO, with postal address at #150 NAGIMIT ST., LOT 23, BLOCK 6, NOVA TIERRA VILLAGE, BARRIO PAMPANGA, DAVAO CITY, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 31, 2019 amounts to Php=2,179,140.23, Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, penalties and other charges and plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland, Davao City, to the highest bidder to CASH and/or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies mentioned and described below together with all its improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-133295 “A parcel of land xxx (Lot 23, Block 6, xxx, Pcs-11000715, xxx) situated in the Barrio of Pampanga, City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. xxx Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 10, 2019 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title of the above-described real property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, August 05, 2019.

Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee Social Security System against the mortgagor/s LUIS EMBALZADO, with postal address at Lot 10, Block 8, #061 Eagle Street, Marfori II Subdivision, 8000, Davao City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 1, 2019 amounted to TWO MILLION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY FOUR PESOS & 68/100 (Php2,429,794.68), Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, penalties and other charges and plus other legal expenses incident of foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland, Davao City, to the highest bidder to CASH and/or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies mentioned and described below together with all its improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-134803 “A parcel of land (Lot 10, Block 8, Pcs-11-000831, being a portion of Lots 1203-D-6-B-4-B, Psd-11-016448; xxx, xxx, xxx.), situated in the City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 10, 2019 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title of the above-described real property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, August 05, 2019.

For ATTY. FRANCISCO M. CAMPANER – the OIC Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Prov’l Sheriff

For ATTY. FRANCISCO M. CAMPANER – the OIC Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Prov’l Sheriff

(sgd.) JOSEPH T. CASTRO, JR. Sheriff IV

(sgd.) ORLANDO S. ACOSTA Sheriff IV

August 15, 22 and 29, 2019

Upon extra-judicial petition for foreclosure and sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the mortgagee against the mortgagor/s GREGORIO M. CABALAN, JR. married to ILUMINADA C. CABALAN, with postal address at #15 MOLAVE STREET, LOT 6, BLOCK 2, PHASE 4 DOÑA PILAR VILLAGE, SASA, 8000 DAVAO CITY, to satisfy the indebtedness of the mortgagor/s which as of JULY 01, 2019, amounts to TWO MILLION SIX HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO PESOS & 71/100 (Php2,607,122.71) Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, penalties and other charges and plus other legal expenses incident to foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court, Davao City, will sell at public auction on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of Hall of Justice, Ecoland, Davao City, to the highest bidder to CASH and/or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine Currency, the following real property/ies mentioned and described below together with all its improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-106220 “A parcel of land (Lot 6, Block 2, of the subdivision plan Psd-11-014123, being a portion of Lots 4-C-1 & 4-C-2, Psd-11-013953), situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, Island of Mindanao. xxx Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE (165) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. That in the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on October 10, 2019 without further notice. Prospective buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title of the above-described real property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Davao City, Philippines, August 05, 2019.

August 15, 22 and 29, 2019

NOTICE OF AUCTION The VGM Pawnshop, Inc. will hold a Public Auction Sale to all unredeemed and unrenewed items on the following schedule listed below at 9:00 O’clock in the morning. Ang VGM Pawnshop, Inc. magasubasta sa tanang prenda nga wala nalukat sa maong sumusunod nga mga petsa sa alas 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

DATE PAWNED

DAVAO Sasa Maa Panabo Main Panabo Branch

DAVAO Sandawa Matina Ulas

Feb. 0128, 2019

Feb. 0128, 2019

DATE & PLACE OF AUCTION August 14, 2019 (Wed.) 9:00 AM VGM Pawnshop, Inc, Quezon Branch VGM BLDG. Quezon, Davao City

August 29, 2019 (Thu.) 9:00 AM VGM Pawnshop, Inc, Matina Branch McArthur H-way, Matina, Davao City

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FROM 3 laboratory that produces tissue culture for saba and cardava,” he said. He also gave update on the situation of the Philippine banana industry. For 2019, only China accelerated in the period from January to June. The rest have shrunk. Shipment to China by PBGEA members increased by something 70.4% while all the other markets have shrunk. “But overall the total export from our members reduced by 8% that is from January to June 2018 compared to 2019,” he said.

Antig said it is strategic to focus on China where bananas now rank 4th as far as the Philippine export value is concerned. This is based on the data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) as of July 2019. For 2018, the export value of bananas to China is about US $497 million. Antig shared that as far as the national �igures are concerned from January to June periods in 2018 and 2019, fresh bananas are now ranked 5th outranking coconut oil which dropped to 9th with a total value of US$984 million or

an increase of about 57.5% in terms of value of the same period in 2019. “It’s really a huge jump and you can see these �igures alone that China is really the market to watch out for. In the last International Banana Congress that I attended May of this year, all the producing countries were also saying that they are looking into China as the major market of the future,” he said. Presently, Philippines is still Asia’s top banana exporter. However, Antig said banana growers have to watch their turf because

Southeast Asian neighbors are fast catching up. “In fact what is alarming is that they have been pirating a lot of our technical people offering three to four times what they are getting. It’s possible that we will be facing brain drain in the Philippine banana industry as what they say money is really the best motivating factor,” he said. He said to be able to sustain the banana industry, all banana stakeholders have to get their acts together, not only the private sector but the government as well.

Fund) will be for medium and long-term plan," he said. There are also additional programs and projects, such as the hybrid rice technology and "catch up" plan for next season --meaning additional com-

ponents of the rice program aside from RCEF such as fertilization. "We will strengthen our quick intervention system. We will partner with LGUs (local government units) on strategic positioning of food, storage of harvested

grains, and provision of needed interventions in affected areas like quick rehabilitation, and quickturn-around schemes. We will do it judiciously and sustainably," he said. "In all, we will build a stronger, more resilient

Philippine agriculture and �ishery sector, and a more productive rural economy, built on good governance, proper planning, and implementation of policies that are peopled-centered, responsive and accountable," he added. (PNA)

ing more propositions with GCash to further establish our mobile banking presence in the Philippines,” CIMB Group CEO Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz said. Aziz said the banking platform that the company offers is “digital and power centric, [it has made] banking seamless and highly convenient to all customers,” adding that CIMB PH is the fastest growing bank in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) community. Thomas said more ser-

vices will be innovated in the future to address the banking and �inancial needs of Filipinos who aspire for �inancially better lives for their families. “[We are] only at the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we can do in the Philippines,” Thomas added. The 500,000 GSave users are now enjoying the bene�its of CIMB’s savings account, which is available as the Save Money feature on the GCash app. GSave offers an interest rate of 3 percent per annum, which

is more than ten times higher than those interest rates offered by most Philippine banks. The all-digital, mobile-�irst CIMB Bank PH, was launched early this with a goal of bringing a unique and differentiated banking proposition to Filipinos. Anchored on a DNA of strong strategic partnerships and solving customer pain points digitally, CIMB Bank PH had forged a partnership with GCash, to allow GCash’s customers direct, paperless and seamless access to

savings account services, a product termed GSave. GCash is an e-payments platform owned by Mynt, the revolutionary �in-tech startup of Globe Telecom, Ayala Corporation and Ant Financial, an af�iliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group. GSave savings account will be exclusively offered only on the GCash platform. The companies also said they will be working together to make added suites of �inancial services products available to GCash customers in the future.

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SMC.. FROM4 last for generations to come. We want Bulacan to eventually become the seafood capital of the Philippines where seafood is exported to other countries, and tourists come in droves to sample them--similar to what happened to Japan’s Tsukiji for so many years,” Ang said. SMC said it hopes to be able to set the stage for a meaningful and productive engagement soon as it gets �inal approval from the government. Ang reiterated that this project would “provide more and better livelihood opportunities, not to take them away; ensure environmental balance and enhance resilience against calamities, because it’s the right thing to do". He added that as soon as SMC gets �inal approval from the government, it would of�icially start meaningful and productive engagement with all concerned stakeholders, especially the affected communities. Bene�its of the NMIA SMC is building its proposed airport on a 2,500 hectare property in Bulakan, Bulacan, about 30 kilometers northeast of Metro Manila at no cost to the government. The proposed airport is designed to

address the capacity needed today amid the existing airport congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, while allowing for future expansion. It will be capable of accommodating 20 million passengers a year who will enjoy the bene�its of world-class facilities. As a catalyst to development, NMIA is expected to fuel trillion of dollars in economic activity annually; create an estimated 20 million direct and indirect jobs; bring in 30 million foreign tourists in the country; and, most of all, decongest Metro Manila with plans to integrate the complex to a larger infrastructure ecosystem that includes new and existing expressways and mass transit systems. This will also bring Bulacan’s local economy, together with adjacent provinces, to unprecedented levels of growth. “Bulacan’s local industries will not only survive, they will also grow. With a major international airport at their doorstep, �isherfolk, micro entrepreneurs, and local businesses will have a huge, ready market for their products, and even a means to ship them to other provinces or export them,” Ang said. (PR)


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Nagayo wins fourth Canada girls golf title By NEILWIN JOSEPH BRAVO

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abawenya golfer Alessandra Christine “Ella” Nagayo is getting used to Canada’s lifestyle by herself. And she’s getting used to winning too. The 15-year old Nagayo, who commutes to tournaments either by bus or Uber when her mother can’t drive her, won her fourth title as a rookie in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Girls 15-18 division at the Copetown Woods Golf Club in Ontario, Canada over the weekend. The daughter of former Davao City councilor Rachel Zozobrado Nagayo, who has been a force since joining the tour earlier this year, posted a pair of 77s (154) to take the MJT Girls 15-18 division by three shots. Runner-up behind the Toronto-based Nagayo was Bo Brown, 15, of Mississauga in Ontario who shot scores of 78 and 79 (157). The Boston Pizza-presented MJT held its �irst of three August events on the Ontario circuit in Copetown, where a talented �ield of junior golfers from across the province competed for titles in six divisions. With limited opportunities remaining, this tournament offered players a chance to earn a spot at the MJT Boston Pizza National Championship presented by TaylorMade and adidas golf at The Reunion Resort in Florida this November. Nagayo’s win punched her a ticket to the Florida

tournament. Signi�icantly, her meteoric rise in the Canadian circuit earned her an invitation to join the MJT team of Canada to the JNJG International Junior Golf Championships in Sydney on September 26-October 6 this year. Ella was in the Australian side in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the JNJG and now, she will be representing Canada. The chance to meet her former teammates from Down Under thrills the gol�ing sensation nicknamed “Swingderella.” “When Ella was in Australia pa, she quali�ied and was selected to be part of Team Victoria for the JNJG Under 15 Schools Golf Championships in Sydney, NSW. She was selected for two straight years, 2017 and 2018. Then karun na nag-transfer mi sa Toronto, she joined the Maple Leaf Junior Tour which happens to be the junior golf body with the quali�ier for the players who will compose the MJT Team Canada to play at the JNJG International Junior Golf Championships in Sydney,” Ella’s mother Rachel told Edge Davao. Ella joined and won the Tarandowah Golf Course MJT Tournament. But While she was the girl’s champion for the 15-18, she thought she won’t make it as her scores were not that good. “Although she was praying to be invited kay makita na pud niya iyang

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The De La Salle University Green Archers work out with Arcadia Head Fitness Trainer Janice Jay Juaban at the Arcadia Fitness Gym. The Green Archers are in the city to defend their Kadayawan Invitational basketball title. Jimmy Javier photo

Asia-Pacific cagers make Jr NBA history

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Matthew Rubico of the Philippines dribbles past a Latin America defender in the Jr. NBA Global Games.

he Jr. NBA Asia Pacific Boys Team became the �irst international team to beat a U.S. team in the Jr. NBA Global Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Australian guard Donte Nance scored the game-winning basket against the U.S. South Boys Team for a 61-59 overtime win to �inish a successful campaign for Asia Paci�ic. Filipino center Henjz Gabriel “Kobe” Demisana tallied 8 points and 7 rebounds, while point guard Lionel Matthew Rubico contributed 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals in the victory. Through �ive games, Demisana averaged 6.3 points and 6 rebounds while Rubico tallied 4 points, 3 boards, 2 assists, and 2 steals. In spite of an injury that prevented participation in the single elimination

game against Africa, Roy Sebastian Reyes averaged 3.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in four games. In addition, the Asia Paci�ic Girls Team bowed out to U.S. Midwest Girls Team in their �inal game, which saw Filipina guard Dianne Camille Nolasco lead the team with 6 assists and 3 steals. Nolasco �inished the tournament with averages of 6.6 points, 4 assists and 1.8 steals in �ive games. “It was challenging to have players coming from different countries, especially because of the language barrier,” said Jr. NBA Asia Paci�ic Girls Team Coach Tony dela Cruz. “The way these guys came together to play was amazing and to be the �irst team to beat a U.S. team was really special.” The U.S. Central Girls Team and the U.S. West Boys Team took home the gold at the end of the

six-day tournament. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, three-time NBA Champion and Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade, and New Orleans Pelicans Vice President of Basketball Operations/Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash presented the winning teams with trophies in postgame ceremonies. The global youth basketball tournament took place from August 6-11 and brought together 32 of the top 13 and 14-year old boys and girls teams from around the world. This is the second consecutive staging of the Jr. NBA Global Championship and the �irst to feature an Asia Paci�ic Team. During the weeklong event, the teams participated in activities designed to reinforce the Jr. NBA’s core values. The tournament also

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DLSU battles NU in all-UAAP Kadayawan hoops finale

By NEILWIN JOSEPH BRAVO with a report from ADAM B. MORRELL Only one more match separate the defending champion De La Sale University and another championship in Davao City. After completing a sweep of the 2019 Kadayawan Invitational basketball tournament eliminations with a 97-76 conquest of University of the Visayas Green Lancers at the Davao City Recreation Center on Tuesday night, the Green Archers will meet the National University Bulldogs for the title. The titular showdown was being played as of presstime. Justin Baltazar led

the Taft-based greenshirts with 23 points while Jordan Bartlett added 22 forming a two-man demolition squad for coach Jermaine Byrd. Gelant Delator paced the multi-titled Cebu squad with 19 markers while Melvin Butohan dropped 11. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, earned the right to meet DLSU after thwarting Southwestern University Cobras 74-63. Issa Gaye led the Bulldogs with 14 points while Dave Ildefonso added 12 markers. The Cobras leaned

on Red Cachuela’s 18 points in a losing cause while Lamine Thiam chipped in 16. In the eliminations, DLSU turned back NU 86-72 to earn the favorite tag. The event is presented by Escandor Cup and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 11 in partnership with the Sports Development Division-City Mayors Of�ice (SDD-CMO). It is also sponsored by Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte and Congressman Paulo “Pulong” Duterte.

De La Salle University and National University battle it out for the 2019 Kadayawan Invitational Basketball title on Wednesday night at the Davao City Recration Center. The Green Archers, who beat the University of the Visayas 97-76 on Tuesday night, will try to annex their second straight Kadayawan title.

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