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EAGA airlines complement air transport connectivity AIRLINE industry leaders from the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines (BIMP) urged collaborative efforts between the private sector and government to fast track and enhance air transport connectivity within the sub-region.
Yan Yan Int’l Phils. president Melito Chua and Villanueva Mayor Juliette Uy take a break from the groundbreaking ceremony of the company’s plant at barangay Katipunan. The two expressed mutual support for the community as the new investment changes the economic landscape of the locality in the years to come.
Food maker breaks ground in Villanueva
During the 1st Equator Asia Air Access Forum and Airline CEOs Summit, executives of Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, MASWings, SEA Air, and Midsea Express have expressed their respective concerns in taking on the BIMP routes, specifically infrastructure support, market availability, and cost of doing business. The airline summit served as a venue for all
players and stakeholders of the airline and travel industries to discuss and thresh out strategic recommendations aimed at improving air connectivity within the sub-region. Of the three concerns raised, business cost was considered the most pressing issue, considering that addressing it would require policy interventions. In the meantime, Under-
secretary of Transportation and Communications Jose Perpetuo Lotilla reassured industry players that the Philippines is currently working on improvements to facilitate more flights from the country to other BIMP destinations. “We need to come up with the right regulations and infrastructure, and we are happy to say that these are already being demonstrated. Infrastructure programs are already being rolled out to improve our air transportation sector,” Lotilla said. Moreover, Civil Aeronautics Board Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla reported that the country AIRLINES/PAGE 7
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MISAMIS Oriental––A major food manufacturing company will pour in more an investment worth than P500-million in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. The Yan Yan Int’l Phils held Thursday morning a groundbreaking ceremony for its manufacturing plant at barangay Katipunan that will commence construction in May and start operations in January next year. Villanueva Juliette Uy expressed optimism at the
economic prospects of the latest investment in the town and thanked the owners and executives of the company for choosing Villanueva as the site for the plant that will sit on a 7.3-hectare property. Uy said this new development follows in the heels of another huge investment in the town, the construction of a feeds manufacturing plant which broke ground last March, and BREAKS/PAGE 7
MASwings Managing Director Capt. Mohd Nawawi Bin Awang (right) recently revealed airline’s plan to launch Davao-Manado flights within the year. He also underscored the need to have a viable market and traffic to ensure flight sustainability.
‘Bin Laden’ escapes in Zambo raid By AL JACINTO, Regional Editor-Caraga
ZAMBOANGA City––Police forces raided a suspected hideout of a notorious drug lord in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, sparking a fire fight that left one policemen dead
and two others wounded, officials said Friday. Officials said the fighting erupted in the seaside village of Recodo where policemen raided the hideout of Margani Samla alias “Bin
Laden,” who is one of the most wanted criminals in Zamboanga. Samla was able to elude arrest, but police captured seven of his alleged followers during the raid late Thursday. ESCAPES/PAGE 7
57 areas in PH still malaria endemic By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
BUTUAN City––The Department of Health revealed that while there is a steady reduction in both the number of malaria cases and deaths in the country, 57 out of 80 provinces are still malaria endemic with some 14 million people at risk of contracting the deadly disease. The DOH made the disclosure to commemorate the World Malaria Day last week with the theme: “Sustaining Gains, Saving Lives and Investing in Malaria.” In a press statement, the DOH said that owing to the government’s intensified campaign, six provinces are expected to be declared malaria-free this year that will bring the total of malaria-free provinces to 29. These provinces are Batanes, Abra, Quirino, Romblon, Misamis Occidental and Dinagat Islands. AREAS/PAGE 2
WEATHER UPDATE At 2:00 a.m. yesterday, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 460 km east southeast of General Santos City (5.2°N, 129.3°E). Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the eastern and southern sections which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. SOURCE : PAGASA
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Court martial of four senior army officers in Basilan gets ‘go ahead’ FOUR Philippine Army (PA) officers in connection with the Al-Barka, Basilan fiasco where 19 Special Forces troopers were killed during an encounter with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels on Oct. 18, 2011 will face court martial proceedings.
In a situational report, the DOH said that in 2011, a total of 9,154 malaria cases were recorded which is a 53 percent reduction from the 19,644 cases tallied in 2010. The achievement surpassed the 2011 Millenium Development Goal (MDG) Malaria Morbidity Rate Target (23 cases per 100,000 persons) with only 9.5 cases per 100,000 persons. It said there were only 10 malaria deaths for 2011, which is a 67 percent reduction from 30 deaths in 2010. This also surpassed the 2011 MDG malaria mortality rate target (0.05 deaths per 100,000 population) with only 0.0l deaths per 100,000 persons. DOH-Caraga Regional Malaria Coordinator Dr. Casmerlita Yu and Agusan del Norte Malaria Coordinator Jimmy L. Egay reported that the province recorded 0.04 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2011 which also surpassed the 2011 malaria mortality rate target. In a press conference,
counsels are Major Rosel Tan, Major Julius Agdeppa and Major Gabrielle Octava, also all from JAGS. Dellosa said orders have already been issued to the officers appointed as members of the GCM who will conduct the arraignment of the four accused PA officers. With the composition of the GCM already approved, the next step is the arraignment of all the accused military personnel in the said case before the military court. CD WITH WIRE REPORT
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Egay and Marisol Tuso, provincial project officer of the Movement Against Malaria, said malaria control program strategies have been in place in Agusan del Norte including the distribution of 24,969 LongLasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) in the province’s 10 towns since 2009. The DOH said the overall success in combating malaria is attributable to “critical” inter ventions such as malaria stratification, early diagnosis and prompt treatment, strengthening of vector control, surveillance and epidemic management, ensuring the quality of services through quality assurance systems, the intensification of health promotion, and most importantly, the building up of the capacity of local government units to manage and sustain malaria program to control, prevent, and eventually eliminate malaria in their respective localities. “All these, put together in one mix, make one perfect recipe for a malaria-fee Philippines,” it said.
approved the composition of the General Court Martial (GCM) with Brig. Gen. Teodoro Cirilo T. Torralba III appointed as the GCM president. Other members of the GCM are Col. Dante Talino, Col. Domingo Tutaan Jr., Col. Wilfred Bonilla, Col. Joel Celi-
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Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez answers questions from fellow congressmen interpellators regarding House Bill 417 (AN ACT GIVING OFFENDERS THE FULLEST BENEFIT OF PREVENTIVE IMPRISONMENT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLE 29 OF ACT NO. 3815, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE) which he co-authored. The bill seeks to ensure that detention prisoners are given the fullest benefit of the rules on preventive imprisonment in order to not deprive them of their rights considering the length of time it takes for trials and cases to be disposed of in our country. The bill was approved on third reading and transmitted to the Senate.
Facing trial are Lt. Col. Leonardo I. Peña, former commanding officer of the 4th Special Forces Battalion; Col. Alexander Macario, former commander of Special Operations Task Force–Basilan Province; Col. Amikandra S. Undug, former regiment commander of Special Forces Regiment (Airborne), Special Operations Command (SOCOM); and Lt. Col. Orlando D. Edralin, former commandant of the Special Forces School, SOCOM. They have been accused of violating Article 84 (Willful or Negligent Loss, Damage or Wrongful Disposition); Article 96 (Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman); and Article 97 (Disorders and Neglects to the Prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline) of the Articles of War. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa has
no, Col Rafael Sera, all from the PA; and Col. Andre Tanyag from the Philippine Air Force. Alternate members are Col. Rafael Valencia and Col. Arwel Oropesa, also both from the PA. The Law members are Col. Feliciano Loy and Lt.Col. Gery Puluhanan, both from the Judge Advocate General Service (JAGS). The trial judge advocates are Lt. Col. Ser-Me Ayuyao, Lt. Col. Liberato Ramos, and Maj. Vener Malabanan III, all from JAGS. The military defense
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Aggie department confers with LGUs OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental – WITH the intent to accelerate the government’s thrust of sustainable development, which is characterized by attaining food security and self-sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) recently hosted a consultation with the various local government units (LGUs) of the province. The session was held in Ozamiz City, participated by almost all of the 14 municipalities and three component cities of the province. Participants varied from planning officers, municipal agriculturists, agricultural technicians and other stakeholders within the agricultural sector. With the gathering at hand, it is expected that a fi ner scheme in terms of planning, organizing, decision-making and other pertinent activities will be employed in the implementation of the department’s supported programs, projects and interventions as the prime responsibility and the allocation of resources are raked in according to the proponent’s needs from the local level. The meeting tackled on
the pipelined services of the agency offered under the four banner programs (rice, corn, livestock and high value crops), including that of organic agriculture and integrated pest management. These differ from production support, market development services, postharvest facilities and farm mechanization assistance, education and training services, regulatory services and among others. Through the consultation, it was likewise learned that some of the agency’s programs, projects and interventions already have projected beneficiaries. Nonetheless, the department clearly emphasized that they would only be given the first priority in the awarding of assistance. In any case that an LGU would fail in complying the required documents, the agency will opt to extend its services to other interested LGUs who’ve submitted a letter of intent to avail any support from the department’s end. In his message, Provincial Agriculturist Jose L. Satorre reminded the representatives of the various municipalities to empower themselves through the submission of project
DA-LGU consultation. As the agency deemed it fitting to convey to the various local government units (LGUs) the department’s programs, projects and interventions that they could possibly access from the government, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) led by Regional Technical Director Engr. Roxana H. Hojas (top right) unveiled the assistance that the department has in store for CY 2011 for agricultural stakeholders. Drawing representatives from nearly all the municipalities and cities in the province of Misamis Occidental, Provincial Agriculturist Jose L. Satorre (bottom right) pleaded to empower themselves by maximizing the resources that the government can probably extend to them so that, in turn, they would be able to bring deeper impact to marginalized farming communities.
proposals so as to elicit necessary aid from the department, that would in turn, contribute to the advancement of the agrisector in their respective areas of responsibility. Meanwhile, DA-10 Regional Technical Director Engr. Roxana H. Hojas encouraged the LGUs, specifically those who haven’t liquidated the funds re-
leased to them yet to carry on in devising project proposals while also working on the essential reports of previous transactions made with the agency. Additionally, she stressed that project proposals should harmonize with that of the province’s agricultural development plan. “With all the information that we’ve provided
you on how to access interventions from the department, we hope that these can help and equip your respective municipalities… we have so many assistance lined-up for the agri-sector, that alone should challenge you to do more,” RTD Hojas ended. The assembly in Ozamiz City is just one among the series of consultations
conducted which included that of Misamis Oriental and Camiguin on February 23 in Cagayan de Oro City; Lanao del Norte on February 28 at Tubod, Lanao del Norte; and Bukidnon on March 6 at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Research Center in Dalwangan, Malaybalay, City, Bukidnon. # (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)
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Safe passage THINK a minute. Have you noticed the different kinds of gravestones in cemeteries? In certain Pacific Island countries, they even have the gravestones of their family members right in front of their house. There are all styles and sizes of gravestones: from simple, small piles of stone to huge, majestic tombs with ornate headstones and decorations. Do you know what the largest gravestones in the world are? They are the pyramids of Egypt, built over 4,000 years ago. The gravestone and pyramid of one King is almost 500 feet tall and has over 2 million huge stones. Each stone weighs 4,000 pounds or more. The kings of Eg ypt
Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst spent most of their life using thousands of men to build their gravestones! They were so afraid and desperate to do everything they could to prepare and make sure they lived a safe and happy life after death. They had most of their money and treasures buried with them. They even had their wives and servants killed and buried with them so they wouldn’t be alone in their life after death. But we can work all our
life like those Egyptian kings to get as much money as possible, or positions of power and respect, education, even becoming religious and good; yet in the end, all these things just crumble like gravestones and pyramids. The moment we die, all of our works and achievements are totally useless to us. Just like our gravestone cannot help us in our life after death. Jesus Christ said that’s why He came: to become
our only safe passage and way through death. Then He proved it to us by being the only one in history who could die and be buried for 3 days and still bring Himself back to life. The Creator of life Himself is the only one who can get you and me safely through death to enjoy life with Him forever. And Jesus promised if we will love Him and live His way, He will lead us safely not only through this life, but also into our eternal life with Him after we die. The good news is He promised it is never too late to become His child. So we would be safe and smart to ask Him today to take full control of our life—for the rest of our life. Just Think a Minute.
AFP mobilizing reserve force THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has started to review the status of the reservist in the country. The primary purpose is to prepare the reservist for mobilization for internal security. This movement should have been on a yearly basis as a way of upgrading status of reservist. It is unfortunate that this come only at times when the Scarborough Shoal conflict Cris Diaz is heating up. Is the Philippines preparing for war? Last week, China announced that its one billion military force is ready to move anytime to defend their territory. The Philippines response only came this week under pretext of mobilizing its reserve force. While the AFP should have integrated in its program the upgrading and training of its reservist, this was not done. The reservists are nothing but standby sitting ducks in times of armed conflict. No one can be proud of being a reservist. In fact, thousands or millions of Filipinos who qualify as reserve military force have not enlisted in the AFP today. There could be hundred reasons why nobody wants to be with the AFP’s reserve force. One of the reasons is that there are branches in the AFP where a reservist is required to procure his or her complete uniform. This is very unfair for a reservist to buy his or her military uniform as requisite to be enlisted in the reserve force. If the AFP wants to have
a high morale reserve force, it must provide all that is needed by the reservist. More often, only elective public officials, private businesspersons and professionals enjoy promotion to higher ranks in the reserve force. This practice is not healthy since most of those who want to join the reserve force want fair treatment. The AFP has not specifically laid down rank promotion relative to existing positions of professionals. After all, the AFP has the right to enlist all persons to the armed forces when the need arise. Perhaps, this the reason why the AFP do not give much importance to the reserve force since they can enlist anyone when needed. However, the AFP did not realize that this attitude is disadvantageous to the AFP in general. Without doubt, a low morale enlisted reserve force is susceptible to acts of treasons. There is also this observation that many FilipinoChinese are high-ranking military officers with the AFP’s reserve force. While the loyalty of these Filipino-Chinese officers with the Philippine flag cannot be questioned, their sympathy toward the mainland China is another thing. Most of them speak Chinese language in contrast to the Filipino who speaks only native dialects. Will they fight side by side with Filipino reservists? Okay, the AFP is currently reviewing the country’s reserve force. Top AFP brasses said that they want to mobilize the reserve force for internal security. Tell it to the marines. React: email@example.com
Standardized test and its drawbacks IN Washington Post recently, there has been a polemic around the use of standardized test for policy of giving grants to schools. That is what is happening in America now. Even President Barack Obama got a letter from the president of NSBA (National School Boards Assocaition), Mary Broderick, April 17, DR. DJUWARI 2012. The NSBA and its STIE Perbanas (College of members are now protesting Economics and Business) that they are against such a Surabaya, Indonesia regulation. I feel excited reading that article due to some respects. First of all, the US education system has been a somewhat benchmark for some nations, including Indonesia, though it is not fully adopted. What we have to duscuss further is the academic sense of standardized test and the drawbacks as well as the backwash effects. It was a long time ago, such a standardized test implemented in US and by the time it was practiced,
most educators from some univesities shouted that such a test type was said as a misleading criterion for policy making. It seems ridiculous when such an issue comes up again after a long time ago. The drawbacks of stabdardized test can be used for arguing why the policy—regulation on state education— concerning such a test should be negotiated again and again. In 1990s, there were some inttelectuals opposing this weakness-bearing measurement. Say some examples of the reasons: This test type –when used for policy making—related to criteria for grants, appears unfair. The individual academic performance cannot be measured—let’s say— in one snapshot. The academic performance of any individual having been involved in the whole certain learning period cannot be measured only in some hours? The academic performance of individual should be measured along the whole time of study period. It cannot be judged by the result of a tsandardised test—a snapshot measurement. That‘s one of the drawbacks. Another drawbact is that, standardized test for measuring the indiovidual’s academic performance will lead to misleading practices. An example of these is all the teachers in schools will DRAWBACKS/PAGE 6
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ARMM relates good governance to peace and order
LANAO del Sur – ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman underscored the importance of good governance in promoting and maintaining peace and order. He said, if governance at the barangay, municipal and provincial levels is functional, peace and order problems can be addressed easily. Functional governance is the sustainable solution and deterrent to peace and order problems, he pointed out.
Trainings for teachers’ mentors held
REGION 13 - DepEd 13 has conducted a 3-day Live Out Training on Mentoring the Mentors ProgramFoundation for World Wide People Power, April 23 to 25, in Butuan City. The training aimed to identify the needs & opportunities relating to the development of the school mentoring program. Participants were public elementary and secondary schools teachers, who have the capability to mentor other school heads and teachers.
GSIS meets with public sector unions
CAGAYAN de Oro City - In its bid to be more consultative, transparent, and service-focused, the GSIS Board of Trustees had dialogued with representatives of public sector unions in Northern Mindanao, April 11. The meeting was aimed at informing the stakeholders on various initiatives of current GSIS management and Board, while soliciting suggestions to further improve such initiatives. Trustee Karina Constantino-David said, results of consultations will lead the Board in drafting more member-friendly policies of GSIS.
NFA chief predicts increase in commercial rice price
REGION 13 - Though he assured that current prices of NFA rice will stay, NFA Administrator Lito Banayo stressed that prices of commercial rice are expected to increase. He said, this could be attributed to the power crisis and the ever increasing fuel prices. He added, brownouts can cause added cost and delay in rice milling.
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LGU sues energy officials By JESS VILLARIN QUIJANO KIDAPAWAN City - Vice Mayor Joseph Evangelista, Friday, sued Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and other officials for allegedly disregarding the City’s demand for power from the geothermal power plants it is hosting. Charged aside from Almendras were Froilan Tampinco, president of the National Power Corporation (NPC) and its Board of Directors; Emmanuel Ledesma Jr., president of the Power Sector Assets Liabilities and Management (PSALM) and its Board of Directors. Also included in the charge is Richard Tantoco, president and chief executive officer of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and its Board of Directors.
Bukidnon LGU intensifies veggies program By FREDELYN L. RAGANDANG BUKIDNON — Governor Alex Calingasan has ordered the intensification of Garden, Go, Grow and Glow (G4) program, with an allocation P 800,000. The Governor has told the provincial agriculture office to ensure that only certified vegetable seeds are procured and distributed, free, to areas with high incidence of child
malnutrition. Assistant Provincial Agricultural Officer Estelita Madjos said, latest ‘Operation Timbang’ has identified the towns of Kalilangan, Cabanglasan, San Fernando, Damulog, Quezon, Don Carlos, Kibawe, Maramag, Kitaotao and Dangcagan, as having the most number of malnourished children in the province. Parents in these towns shall be subject to backyard
gardening trainings, added Ms. Madjos, who also serves as provincial nutrition action officer. “The G4 program intends to ensure food security and self-sufficiency, in line with the national government’s Agri-Pinoy Gulayan Program, and to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger,” Governor Calingasan further said. (FLR,PGOPAIA/PIA-Bukidnon/jdelpf)
PNoy allots P500,000 standby disaster fund By JORIE C. VALCORZA CAGAYAN De Oro City – All Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field offices will receive P500,000 worth of standby fund for disaster response. The President announced this during his visit, April 27, to the Calanaan Relocation Site in Barangay Canito-an this city.
“This will hasten disaster response and action from government,” the President explained, adding that “our country is a typhoon frequented spot, let us not wait for disaster to strike before we act.” During his visit, President Aquino turned-over some 700 newly-completed shelter units to families left homeless by tropical storm Sendong. (jcv, PIA 10&13 Cluster/jdelpf )
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ACTRESS-HOST Valerie Concepcion admitted her boyfriend basketball player Dondon Hontiveros had already proposed marriage but said she is not yet ready to get hitched. In an interview with morning show “KrisTV,” which aired on Monday, Concepcion said Hontiveros, who plays for Petron at the Philippine Basketball Association, popped the question during their recent “cool-off” period. “Bago kami nagkabalikan, ‘yun ang kinukulit niya sa akin, ‘yung kasal. Kaso ako naman ‘yung natupe. Hindi pa ako ready. Hindi ko alam kung sinabi niya to win me back o gusto na niya, hindi ko pa alam,” Concepcion
said. “Pero sinabi ko sa kanya na hindi pa ako ready. Kung magbabalikan tayo, tignan natin kung mapupunta doon. Pero sa ngayon hindi pa,” Concepcion added. The actress admitted that it was she who called for a “timeout” from their relationship, which lasted for three months, from November 2011 to February this year. Concepcion said this was because she needed some space. It was in October last year that Hontiveros and Concepcion went public with their relationship when they attended the fifth Star Magic Ball.
DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of Late DIONESIA AYUMAN AGBON, left parcel of land located at Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No._____, Lot No. 6086, declared in the name of DIONESIA AYUMAN, containing an area of 891 sq. m. is the subject of an DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered into by herein HRS. of DIONESIA AYUMAN AGBON namely; ROSARIO A. ABALAYAN, EUFROCINA A. NATCHER, widow, CELERINA A. TAMBIS, EMMANUEL AGBON, HERMANA MALDEPEÑA, URSULA A. YANA, widow, MAXIMINO A. AGBON and CORTUNO A. AGBON, (VENDOR) all of legal age, Filipino citizens, married, and residents of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, for and in consideration of the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P50,000.00), Philippine currency to us in hand paid our entire satisfaction from MELVIN C. BULLECER, (VENDEE) of legal age, Filipino, single, and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, we do hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER, and CONVEY unto MELVIN C. BULLECER, his heirs and assigns the above described parcel of land located Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, as per Doc. No. 57; Page No. 21; Book No. XXXXII; Series of 1998, under Notary Public of VITO M. CARRILLO.
BAGUIO City––Going into the second day and eight rounds of sparring last Saturday, Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach had to order a change in the headgear of sparring mate Ruslan Provodnikov to protect him from the punishment the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion has been dealing him. After only the opening round of the grueling four-round schedule, Provodnikov’s face was in near distortion as he remained recipient of Pacquiao’s crispy left-and-right combinations. There’s no plan though to replace Provodnikov as he, to Roach’s own admission, has proven to be the ideal mate for the Filipino boxing idol. Earlier in the day though, the Pacman wasn’t able to
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do his ritual roadwork for the third time since setting foot in this summer capital of the country. Pacquiao, who ran the hilly Sta. Lucia subdivision on Thursday and Friday, turned out to have been suffering from leg cramps and had to rest. “Okay naman siya, medyo ginanahan, nasobrahan tuloy ang takbo,” boyhood friend and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez explained. “Kilala naman natin si Manny, kapag ginusto, di mapigilan. Wala namang problema. Kelangan lang mag-rest.” “Bukas kasi yung headgear na dala noong Ruso nang dumating dito, so susceptible talaga na masaktan at madisgrasya,” another assistant trainer cum nutritionist Nonoy Neri said after the session. “Pulang-pula na ang STUNNER/PAGE 7 When it is used for criterion related to grant or whatever the term related to it, it will not be fair. The schools with lower stndard of all facilities— especially those in remote areas— will get less grant than those near the central governments. It creates discrepancies among them.
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be hiring a minimum of 800 workers from the locality for the construction and operation of the plant. The company’s corporate social responsibility has already started with the promise of the company to build an 8-classroom building in the community school as their initial project. Gary de la Cruz, the sales head of the company, added that the spacious location is “very good to us” as they expand their operations in manufacturing snacks and other food products. De la Cruz said they will be willing to cooperate with the local government in a partnership of mutual development. Mayor Uy, Mr. Chua and Mr. De la Cruz were joined
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Food manufacturer breaks ground for Villanueva plant PHOTOS BY: GERRY L. GORIT
Yan Yan Int’l Phils. branch manager Nenita Giron, the company’s sales head Gary de la Cruz, and its president Melito Chua join Villanueva Mayor Juliette Uy for a souvenir pose the site of the groundbreaking for the food manufacturing plant at barangay Katipunan. The executives and local officials later led the capsule laying ceremony for the occasion.
Villanueva Mayor Juliette Uy showcases the food products of Yan Yan Int’l Phils. which will put up a new plant in the town. The mayor welcomed the investment of the company worth more than P500-million and expressed optimism over the impending hiring of local workers in the hundreds for the construction of the plant and its eventual operation.
Villanueva Mayor Juliette Uy is flanked by Yan Yan Int’l Phils. branch manager Nenita Giron and the company president Melito Chua in the shoveling rites during the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s plant at Katipunan. Some 800 people will be hired by the company for the construction and operation of the plant.
Executives of Yan Yan Int’l Phils. and government officials of Villanueva are joined by executives of other companies located in Villanueva during the groundbreaking ceremony of the food manufacturing plant. The Yan Yan Int’l Phils. manufactures snacks and other food products for consumption in the country.