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Opol town in Misor prepares for annual fiesta By GERRY L. GORIT Photo-journalist

MISAMIS Oriental––Opol’s schedule of activities for its annual fiesta celebration from August 27 to September is out and Mayor Dixon B.Yasay and the other officials of this municipality in western Misamis Oriental province are inviting visitors

to join in their celebration. Yasay said the weeklong activities will be held as a thanksgiving to their patron saint with several highlights lined up for this year. As the only Sandugo awardee in the province, Opol will conduct bloodletting for the duration of the festivities for blood donors from line agencies of the

government and sectoral organizations including the police, fire department, association of barangay chairmen, public school teachers, municipal employees and volunteers. Another special event, said the mayor, is the daily sectoral assemblies for farmers and fisherfolk, women, youth, skilled workers, in-

digenous people, persons with disability, senior citizens, vendors and transportation workers. “The sectoral assembly will give them a chance to speak out to the local government,” Yasay said, adding that these groups have helped in the development of the town and that Opol’s ultimage budget goal

is to be based on sectoral agenda. Other productive events include a display of agricultural products, rice and corn technology forum, fish food processing lecture and demonstration, and organic farming and vegetables lecture and forum. Nightly musical FIESTA/PAGE 11 Yasay

Roads in Bukidnon poorly constructed LAWMAKERS GRILL DPWH, CONTRACTORS By ED N. MALIZA, Correspondent

Military monitors Moro rebs build up in C’bato COTABATO City––The military here is closely monitoring the build-up of rebel forces between Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) forces in Barangay Dapiawan, Datu Piang, as tension continues to rise in the area. This came about as military forces continued to keep close watch over the five-kilometer stretch of the highway between Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Datu Unsay towns in the province seized some two week ago by BIFF militants. Datu Piang town is some 20 kilometers away from MONITORS/PAGE 11

BUKIDNON––Members of the provincial board grilled on Wednesday the district engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Northern Mindanao and its contractors over the poor construction of road network here. Constructed 18 months ago, the lawmakers said cracks are seen along the 61 portions of Sayre Highway. First District Engineer Rey Peter Gille reported to the SP at least 22 cracks all the way from Dalwangan to Valencia. Second District Engineer Leonardo Paulican reported 26 cracks all the way from Valencia to Sumilao while third District Engineer Honorato Saldua reported 13 cracks.

The Mindanao Daily News learned that those roads were constructed in the middle of 2010. “This is really horrible and has to be attended to. Imagine, after one and a half years the portions of the highway cracked,” lamented Vice Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri adding, “this I cannot accept as I have learned of a road with the same ROADS/PAGE 4

Education: a low state priority Last of three-part series By CARL MARC RAMOTA of Bulatlat.com

THE employment crisis, low salary and unrealistic professional regulation policies continue to plague the education profession. Education is an avowed priority Members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters of the state but under the armed with M-16 and AK-47 patrols in one of their strongholds present administration – like in Central Mindanao. The military is closely monitoring reports its predecessors – it does not of BIFF build up in the area. Photo supplied draw an ounce of sympathy

Special report from the authorities. In an interview with Bulatlat, Raymond Palatino, Anak ng Bayan (Sons and Daughters of the Nation) Youth Party vice president summed up the main problem: “The future of our teachers remains dim under the Arroyo administration.”

In a recent statement, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) revealed that the Arroyo government’s 2005 budget, signed into law March 15, has no provisions for salary increases of state workers. Since 2001, the salaries EDUCATION/PAGE 11

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DBM to release P5bn election budget THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday assured the smooth and orderly conduct of the 2013 elections. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes made the guarantee to members of the House of Representatives during panel deliberations on the proposed 2013 budget of the poll body as he confirmed that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) had agreed to release the P5 billion the latter slashed from Comelec’s budget.

BRILLANTES EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late IRENEO CABEGUIN ESCALERA, who died on May 28, 2012 at Cagayan de Oro City; left several conjugal real and personal properties, particularly describes as follows, to wit; 1.) TCT NO. T-137654 with Tax Declaration No. G-131858, registered in the name of Sonia C. Escalera, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3, Block 66, of the Cons. Subd. Plan, Pcs-10-001207, being a portion of Lot 1 & 3, PCS-104305-001147. Situated in the Barangay Carmen, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of (200) SQ.M. 2.) TAX DECLARATION NO. G-131859, referring to the BUILDING constructed on Lot with TCT No. T-137654, declared in the name of Sonia C. Escalera. 3.) TCT NO. T-20264 with TAX DECLARATION NO. 0815000707608, registered in the name of the Late Ireneo C. Escalera, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 11, Block 13, PSD-10-021171, being a portion of Lot 3507-A, (LRC) PSD-211999) situated in the Barrio of Igpit, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of (135) SQ.M. more or less. 4.) TCT No. T-20262 with TAX DECLARATION NO. 0815000707610, registered in the name of the Ireneo C. Escalera, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 9, Block 13, PSD-10-021171, being a portion of Lot 3507-A, (LRC) PSD-211999) situated in the Barrio of Igpit, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of (139) SQ.M. more or less. 5.) TCT No. 29720 with TAX DECLARATION No. 02-1323 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A parcel of land (Lot 34, Block 1, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-104551, being a portion of Lot A, Psd-35237, LRC Rec. No. H. Pat.) situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tankulan (Now Manolo Fortich) Province of Bukidnon, Island of Mindanao. Containing an area of (292) square meters more or less. 6.) A Parcel of Land (Lot 35, Block 1, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-10-4551, being a portion of Lot A, PSD-35237, LRC Rec. No. H. Pat.) situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tankulan, (now Manolo Fortich) Province of Bukidno. Containing an area of (291) SQ.M. more or less. 7.) TCT NO. T-29722 with TAX DECLARATION No. 02-1324 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A Parcel of Land (Lot 36, Block 1, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-10-4551, being a portion of Lot A, Psd-35237, LRC Rec. No. H. Pat.) situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tankulan (now Manolo Fortich) Province of Bukidnon. Containing an area of (291) SQ.M. more or less. 8.) TCT NO. T-29723 with TAX DECLARATION No. 02-1322 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A Parcel of Land (Lot 37, Block 1, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-104551, being a portion of Lot A, Psd-35237, LRC Rec. No. H. Pat.) situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tankulan, (now Manolo Fortich) Province of Bukidnon. Containing an area of (291) SQ.M. more or less. 9.) TCT NO. T-97388 with TAX DECLARATION No. 02-1325 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A Parcel of Land (Lot 21, Block 15, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-104551, being a portion of Lot A, Psd-35237, LRC Rec. No. H. Pat.) situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tankulan, (now Manolo Fortich) Province of Bukidnon. Containing an area of (322) SQ.M., more or less. 10.) TCT NO. T-90096 with TAX DECLARATION No. E-041682 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A Parcel of Land Lot No. 3861, Cad-864, Case-2, Malaybalay Cadastre, situated in the barrio of

La;asungay, Mun. of Malaybalay, Prov. Of Bukidnon. Containing an area of (6,339) SQ.M., more or less. 11.) TCT NO. T-18489 with TAX DECLARATION No. 02-15-30827 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera located at Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Containing an area of (72,625) SQ.M., the 22,625 Square Meters portion of the above described lot has been previously conveyed to Ren Vincent C. Escalera with an area of 11,313 square meters more or less and to Rey Exequiel C. Escalera with an area of 11,312 square meters more or less through a Deed of Voluntary Land Transfer and Technical Description annotated at the back of the title as Entry No. 38809 to 38812. Hence, the remaining portion of the above described lot subject for adjudication in this instrument will only be (50,000), SQ.M. more or less. 12.) OCT NO. P-16473 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 8525, C-13, Cad. 473), situated in the barangay of Soro-soro, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin. Containing an area of (1,471) SQUARE METERS. 13.) OCT No. P-16994 with TAX DECLARATION No. 1218995 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 14972, C-13, Cad. 473 = Lot 8501-A, Csd-10-019398-D), situated in the barangay of Soro-soro, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin. Containing an area of (1,916) SQUARE METERS. 14.) OCT No. P-10359 registered in the name of Ireneo C. Escalera with an original area of (3,314) Square Meters but several portions were conveyed to several persons during the lifetime of the deceased Ireneo C. Escalera, thus leaving a remaining area of (2,111) Square Meters. 15.) The Cash Deposit in the amount of (Php564,963.17) at BDO-SM Cagayan de Oro City Branch under Savings Account No. 0870284681in the name of the Late Ireneo C. Escalera, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS made and entered into by and among the Heirs of the Late IRENEO CABEGUIN ESCALERA namely; SONIA COLUMNA ESCALERA, widow (wife of the deceased) of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; REY EXEQUIEL C. ESCALERA, Filipino, married to GREM B. TAGURAN, of legal age, and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; REN VINCENT C. ESCALERA, Filipino, of legal age, married to MARIA FATIMA SAQUING and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; RIC ANTHONY C. ESCALERA, Filipino, of legal age, single, and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; RALPH CHRISTOPHER C. ESCALERA, Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; CHARIE MAE C. ESCALERA, Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; RICHARD JOHN C. ESCALERA, Filipino, 17 years of age (minor), single and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City herein represented by his guardian-mother SONIA C. ESCALERA; and MONICA MARIEL C. ESCALERA, Filipino, 15 years of age (minor), single, and a resident of Xavier Heights, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City herein represented by her guardian-mother SONIA C. ESCALERA; as per Doc. No. 214; Page No. 43; Book No. XI; Series of 2012, under Notary Public of ATTY. ADONIS ARC P. GUMAHAD. MDN: AUG. 24, 31 & SEPT. 7, 2012

“More importantly, the P5 billion would be released this year making it available for the purchase of goods and services needed for the May 2013 elections,” Brillantes said. The reversion of the said amount to the poll body’s funds would also enable the Comelec to prepare and supervise the conduct of the October 2013 barangay and youth elections should it push through, he said. “We are now certain that elections would be held in

2013,” Brillantes said. The P5 billion was part of the P7-billion fund for election automation, P1.8 billion of which was used by Comelec to purchase precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines while the reaminder of P5.2 billion was withheld by the DBM in favor of the national government. The amount was supposedly to become part of the 2013 budget as a continuing appropriation. Brillantes had threat-

ened to resign over this and warned that the 2013 elections might not push through without the withheld amount. The DBM agreed to revert the said amount to the Comelec after a series of meetings among officials from the two government bodies. The P5 billion would be used to purchase election paraphernalia and augment the P8.416 billion 2013 budget of Comelec as previously planned.

Barangay Nazareth paddlers copped the top prize of P20,000 in the Group Paddle Boat Race of the Cagayan de Oro fiesta celebration yesterday. The group was sponsored by Congressmen Rufus Rodriguez and Maxi Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao as painted on the orange side of their banca. Second place went to barangay Macabalan paddlers who bagged P10,000 in the race from barangay Puntod to City Hall along the Cagayan River. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

Plot to assassinate Obama exposed MOSCOW-- Four U.S. military servicemen are suspected of forming a militia group with the aim of assassinating President Barack Obama and overthrowing the government, the Detroit Free Press daily reported. All four are currently under arrest and Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says “the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $ 87,000 buying guns and bomb components.” According to the daily, the group, which called itself F.E.A.R. (Forever Enduring Always Ready), plotted a series of anti-government attacks, including bombing a dam in the state of Washington and poisoning the state’s apple crop. They are also suspected of killing their group’s comrade and his girlfriend to keep their plans secret after he had decided to leave the group. The daily also said, citing prosecutors, that so far only four people were arrested, but there could be more U.S. intelligence discovers an assassination plot against U.S. Pres. Barack Obama involving active and former military members of the militia group. Novosti servicemen. PHOTO SUPPLIED

WEATHER UPDATE AS of 2 p.m. yesterday, the Shallow Low Pressure Area (SLPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 135 km Northeast of Hinatuan City (9.0°N, 127.0°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon. Luzon and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the western section of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the south to southwest with slight to moderate seas. SOURCE : PAGASA


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2012 Mindanao Island Cluster Conference Guest Speaker Jinggoy Estrada Senator held at Maliberry Suites in Limkelkal Center, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

Gensan mulls P150m terminal complex GENERAL Santos City––The local government of nearby Koronadal City in South Cotabato is planning to secure a P150-million loan to fund the construction and development of its proposed integrated transport terminal complex. Marloun Gumbao, Koronadal City treasurer, said City Mayor Peter Miguel has formally sought authority from the city council to negotiate with various banks and other financial institutions in the area for the granting of the loan in time for the targeted commencement of the project before yearend. He said the proposed loan will mainly be utilized for the construction of the main terminal building and related structures as well as the installation of the necessary ameni-

ties within the facility. “This will be a complete integrated transport terminal and commercial complex,” the official said. For the proposed loan, Gumbao said the local government is initially considering seeking a repayment term of 10 years and with an annual amortization of P25 million. He said they will arrange for the loan repayments to only commence once the terminal complex begins its operations. Gumbao expressed confidence that the local government would be able to meet the projected loan repayments since the terminal complex will be operating as an economic enterprise. “The good thing about the terminal is the fact that it is also an income-generating project. So we’re

Department of Environment and Natural Resources PENB.0 - B400 Mambajao, Camiguia Telefax No. 088-3870040 SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Mambajao, Camiguin will sell to the highest qualified bidder at Ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. on September 25, 2012, the tract of land covered by Miscellaneous Sales Application of Xerxes K. Jadman. MSA No. : 101803-276 Location : Poblacion, Mahinog, Camiguin Description : Identified as Lot No. 141-A. Csd-10-018793 Area : 202 square meters Appraised Value of Land : P50. 500.00 (P250.00/sq. m.) Appraised Value of Improvement : P300,000.00 All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin on or before the hour and date above and plainly marked BID for the land described in the Miscellaneous Sales Application Nos. 101803-276. Bids must be accompanied with cash, money order, cashier’s or managers check for a sum equivalent to 10% of the bid. When a bid is withdrawn after the highest bidder is determined, the corresponding deposit thereof shall be forfeited to the Government. No bid shall be less than the appraised value of the land. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids The successful bidder if other than the applicant MUST reimburse the latter of all the value of the improvements introduced by the applicant on the land subject of the application. All prospective bidders are hereby informed that the herein applicant has the right to equal any and all bids. Mambajao, Camiguin, August 13, 2012

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securing a loan to fund a business venture,” he said. Based on the feasibility study prepared by the local government, Gumbao said the proposed facility is projected to generate an annual income of around P13.2 million from the terminal fees alone. He said they also expect additional revenues of around P1.7 million from the rentals or leases of its commercial stalls. “Our total revenues could reach as high as P15 million a year, so we will only need to fill in P10 million more for the loan repayment,” Gumbao said. The city government earlier acquired a 5.9-hectare lot worth P40 million in Purok Yellow Bell, Barangay Sta. Cruz here for the proposed terminal complex’s site.

M A N I L A– – M a i b a r a r a Geothermal, Inc. (MGI), the service contractor of the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Maibarara geothermal field in Sto Tomas, Batangas, will start drilling well MB-14RD on August 30, 2012 using DESCO Rig #30. In a statement, MGI said the well will be used for reinjecting condensate fluids from the 20 MW geothermal plant back to the subsurface reservoir to recharge the system. Construction of the power plant is on-going and proceeding on schedule. MGI plans to commercially operate the plant in late 2013, making it the first geothermal power station in the country in six years and the first under the Aquino administration. MGI is the joint vent u re c o mp a ny ow n e d 65% by PetroEnergy Resources Corp., through its 100%-owned subsidiary PetroGreen Energy Corp., 25% by Trans-Asia Oil, and 10% by PNOC-Renewables Corp. (PNOC-RC). MGI president Fracisco G. Delfin, Jr. declared “MGI and our partners are pleased with the efficient completion of well MB-12D but we are equally delighted that our 2012 drilling campaign has gone safely, thus far. This affirms the Silver Safety Award bestowed last July on MGI by DOE Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and

„ Continuing downhole temperature and pressure surveys attest to the fast thermal recovery of the well. Dir. Mario C. Marasigan.” DOE Undersecretary Jose M. Layug, Jr. said, “Maibarara is a testament of a successful public-private partnership envisioned by the Aquino administration. “We hope that the Maibarara project will encourage more renewable energy investment in the Philippines,” Layug said. Completion tests and heat-up surveys conducted by MGI on well MB-12D strongly indicate that the well- achieved its reservoir and geological objectives. Results from injectivity and pressure fall-off tests showed that the well intersected its targeted permeable formation, marked by high permeability-thickness product values. Continuing downhole temperature and pressure surveys attest to the fast thermal recovery of the well. Production tests to be conducted later in the year will determine the well’s actual MW output. A report from the Philippine News Agency

CEB announces new flights from Cebu to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Introductory seat sale for new Cebu routes start at P888. THE Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) is set to begin direct services from Cebu to Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in the first week of December this year. CEB currently operates 4 international services from Cebu namely: Cebu to Hong Kong, Incheon (Korea), Pusan (Korea), and Singapore. CEB operates 20 direct domestic flights from Cebu, namely Cebu to Manila, Bacolod, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Clark, Davao, Dipolog, Du-

maguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban and Zamboanga. Starting December 8, 2012, CEB will launch twice weekly flights from Cebu to Bangkok, Thailand. On December 9, 2012, CEB will also launch twice weekly flights from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “We are proud to launch 2 new international services from our Cebu hub. We look forward to providing our services to foreign tourists and overseas Filipino workers and ultimately boosting trade and tourism between Cebu, Thailand, and Malaysia,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog. To introduce the new routes, CEB holds a seat sale until September 2, 2012 or until seats last. Passengers can buy P888 seats from Cebu to Bang-

kok (Thailand) or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). This is for travel from December 8, 2012 to February 28, 2013. Other international and Philippine destinations are also covered in this seat sale. Complete details of the sale can be viewed in the Cebu Pacific website: www.cebupacificair.com “Passengers can take advantage of this seat sale as it covers the peak travel period from December to February. This will greatly benefit those coming home for the holidays, or planning Christmas vacations for family and friends,” Iyog said. For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or (032) 230-8888. The latest seat sales and promos can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter and Facebook

pages. CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 21 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 39 aircraft––with an average age of 3.6 years––is the largest aircraft fleet in the Philippines. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 21 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin longhaul services in the 3rd quarter of 2013. In its 16th year of operations, CEB had flown over 60 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations. The airline also remains a pioneer in the Philippine aviation industry by being the first to offer web checkin, self check-in, e-ticketing and Lite Fares.


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South Cotabato police provincial office wins Metrobank award By AIDA C. AGAD

KORONADAL City–– It’s a blessed year for one member of the South Cotabato Police Provincial Office. He is Senior Police Officer 3 Renjun O. Bagaman, one of the country’s 10 Outstanding Police in Service (COPS) of the Metro-

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specification that has no crack even after 20 years.” The district engineers however blamed the cracks on the heavy trucks that were using the highway, an explanation that Zubiri could not accept. Zubiri said the road he was mentioning earlier is also being used by heavy trucks that carry heavy loads and yet the road withstand. “I believe the contractors were convinced of these ‘janitors’,” Zubiri said without elaborating. DPWH Assistant Regional Director Engr. Efren Berba said the agency’s chief of the construction division can properly answer the queries of the vice governor. “I am in the position for only one year and two months. However, I believed this august body should invite for further clarification the chief of the construction division,” Berba said. Ulticon Builders, Inc. (UBI) project engineer for Bukidnon Rodolf Lopez said he likewise believed the causes of the cracks are those heavily loaded trucks that are passing the Sayre Highway. “I repeat, that is unbelievable! I suggest you do the repairs of these cracks soonest possible time. We will be giving you up to the last day of September to repair these cracks, otherwise we are constrained to file the necessary charges against both of you (contractors and engineers),” said Zubiri. The H.S. Oaminal Builders, Inc.; Montesclaros Inc.; Charles Builders, Inc. and UBI promised during the regular session of the SP to do the repairs.

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the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan. MILF spokesman Von Al Haq said that Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the MILF remain in “defensive position” in the peripheries of Datu Piang town. “At present, there are rebel forces build up in the area but we are not anticipat-

bank Foundation Inc. for year 2012. SPO3 Bagaman, who joined the PNP in 1997, said he was surprised when his superior presented to him the confirmation of an award he will receive on September 5, 2012 from President Benigno S. Aquino III. Out of almost 100

nominees all over the country, he successfully inched his way to the top with significant accomplishments in crime prevention and solution. His eloquent answers to panel interviews in the Metrobank’s annual search for outstanding police all over the country also gave him

an edge, he said. This is the first time for him to receive a national award, despite having been a recipient of regional and provincial awards, in line with the performance of his duties in the PNP. A father to an 11 year old girl and a 7-year old boy, and a caring husband to

Mildred Palma, SPO3 Bagaman stated he sees to it that his spare time for the family is really quality and balanced, while performing his police functions. He and the other nine awardees will each receive a plaque and P300,000 cash prize from the sponsoring Metrobank.

The awardees will automatically become members of the PROTECT (Policemen Responsible for Organizing, Training, Empowering Communities), an honor society of COPS winners who are now spearheading pay-it-forward projects. (aida c. agad PIA12/with reports from Bing Endaya/asf )

New daycare centers formally turned-over AGUSAN del Sur––Two new day care centers have been blessed and formally turned-over recently to the respective local government units of Barangay Mabuhay, Bayugan City and Barangay Tag-uyango, Sibagat town. The structures are part of the provincial govern-

ment’s flagship program on education, dubbed as “Pagtoon alang sa Masanag nga Kaugmaon (Education for brighter future).” Mr. Armando Gomez, chief of staff of Governor Plaza, said the project is a joint undertaking of the provincial government of

Agusan del Sur, Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza of the first congressional district and the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation-Integrated Development Center (JPICIDC). The JPIC-IDC, a nongovernment organization, has been a partner of Agu-

san del Sur in many of its programs. Last April, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the provincial government, Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza and the JPIC-IDC for the Early Childhood Education Project Phase 2.

Its objective is to establish daycare centers in 30 barangays in five municipalities and the lone city within the first congressional district of Agusan del Sur. (DMS/Alexis Cabardo, LGU-Agusan del Sur/RER/ DMS/PIA 13-Agusan del Sur/asf )

Comelec reminds Filipinos overseas of voters’ registration By RUTCHIE C. AGUHOB OZAMIZ City––The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reminded all Overseas Filipino Voters (OFVs) of the Overseas Absentee Voters’ (OAV) registration for the coming 2013 elections. The registration period has actually been set from November 2, 2011 to October 31, 2012, Lawyer Sylvan Gerald L. Sabio, Ozamiz City Election Officer, said. Qualified to register are all Filipino citizens abroad, who are at least 18 years old on May 14, 2013, and not otherwise disqualified by law. Also included are those who have reacquired or retained their Philippine citizenship, under R.A. 9225, and other

Filipino citizens with dual citizenship and immigrants or permanent residents of other countries who are recognized, as such, in their host countries. Atty. Sabio said the Application for Registration as an OAV is filed “if you are not yet a registered voter in the Philippines, while an Application for Certification as an OAV is filed if you are already a registered voter in the Philippines.” Meanwhile, the OFV must personally appear at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General or the identified registration site to register so that their biometrics may be captured. To vote, however, the OFV need not appear anymore, as the ballots will be mailed to them, Atty. Sabio added. (RCA/ PIA10-Misamis Occidental/asf )

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TAGOLOAN RIVER BASIN. Regional Director Rene K. Burdeos of the Department of the and Interior Local Government (DILG-10) stresses his agency’s role in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM). This, as he opens the Tagoloan River Basin Collaboration Workshop at the N Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, August 22, this year. (photo by Justin D Llano/asf)

ing any encounter to take place. You see, long before there are BIAF and BIFF forces in the area,” he said. Al Haq said the MILF leadership has earlier requested BIFF commanders to stop its attacks on military installations in Maguindanao in which the latter responded positively. “The BIFF, through their spokesman Abu Misry has declared to cease its attacks in Maguindanao upon the

request of the MILF. At the same time, the MILF has always respected the peace process it is having with the government,” Al Haq stressed. Amid all these assurances, small batches of evacuees were monitored leaving Dapiawan village due to the ongoing tension. In another development, military forces have secured the fringes of Barangay Guiling in Alamada, North

Cotabato, following the series of recent ambushes in the area between Ilonggo and Moro settlers. At least four people died and two other wounded in reprisals between the two groups that emanated from a bad call by the referee over a heavily betted basketball game between the two groups earlier this week. Alamada Mayor Bartolome Latasa identified those killed as Sainudin

ILIGAN City––The local council of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) is now preparing for the 17th BSP Jamboree for 2012. According to City Councilor and Scout Executive Ariel Anghay, some 2,000 boy scouts from 13 public elementary school districts, 30 secondary schools, one state university and three private schools in the city are expected to participate in the jamborette. The six-day activity is aimed at inculcating in the youth the spirit of service, through individual fellowship and discipline. The 17th Iligan City BSP Jamborette is scheduled on October 22-27 and will be held at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries at Barangay Buruun. (Iligan Tube/asf ) Mamarinta and Munap Egal on the Moro side while Leo Celeste and his brother Ritchie on the side of the Ilonggos. Latasa said that following the basketball game last Aug. 28, armed men ambushed the Moros as they were on their way home killing Mamarinta and Egal. Relatives of the slain duo, who happens to be members of the MILF, allegedly retaliated the next

day by cutting down the group of the Celeste brothers, both members of the local militiamen, who were then investigating the area of ambuscade in Guiling. A gun battle then ensued, wounding two others, one of them a 24-year-old civilian identified as a certain Andy Garcia who was hit by a stray bullet. Some 50 families evacuated from Guiling and have sought refuge at the town center.


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Firearms peddler nabbed in Davao By BEN D. ARCHE, Regional editor-Davao

TAGUM City––Elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested a mechanic selling illegal firearms in Barangay Tibal-og, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte recently. Chief Inspector Darwin Rafer of CIDG-Davao del Norte identified the suspect as Arnel Redito-Arsenio, 26, and resident of Purok 2-B, Feeder Road 1, Riverside Poblacion Tibal-og, Sto. Tomas. The suspect was caught on the act of selling S&W caliber .357 magnum revolver and three other revolvers of different kinds to a CIDG agent posing as buyer. CIDG agents handcuffed the suspect after he failed to show legal documents for his firearms. Rafer said they placed the suspect under surveillance following reports on his illegal business. The arrest of the suspect came at the height of CIDG’s Oplan Paglalansag Omega against illegal firearms. Yesterday, CIDG filed charges against the suspect for violation of Republic Act 8294 or the law on illegal possession of firearms.

Govt men recover P.163m ‘hot logs’ in Agusan del Sur By PAT SAMONTE, Regional editor-Caraga and JOEL PORTUGAL, Correspondent

BUTUAN City––A joint reto, Agusan del Sur on team composed of environ- Wednesday. ment, Anti-Illegal Logging The team found the timber prodTask Force, Presidential ucts scattered and abandoned along Anti-Organized Crime the Umayam River at around 1:30 Commission and police pm and brought them to the Loreto operatives recovered round Municipal Environment and Natural Resources office for safekeeping. logs of assorted species Police said the operation was in measuring 109.08 cubic keeping with the government’s camagainst illegal logging pursumeters with an estimated paign ant to President Aquino’s Executive market value of P163,500 Order No. 23. Taking a cue from their counin Barangay Waloe, Lo-

terparts in the drive to protect and conserve the environment, lawmen in Lingig, Surigao del Sur intensified the campaign against illegal fishers in their area of responsibility. While on seaborne patrol, police arrested Roberto Pontillo, Jimboy Pontillo and Jomer Pontillo for fishing with the of triple nets with line mesh nets. The suspects were hauled to the Lingig police station along with some four kilos of their fish catch and illegal fishing paraphernalia. “They will be charged accordingly for violation of local fishing laws,” police said.

Two traders abducted in SoCot, abandoned in Davao Sur By BEN D. ARCHE, Regional editor-Davao

DIGOS City––Law enforcers were able to retrieve the two businessmen kidnapped in South Cotabato after their kidnappers abandoned them in two separate places within the towns of Bansalan and Magsaysay, all in Davao del Sur the other day.

Senior Inspector Migrace Driz, Bansalan police chief identified the victims as Abdul Manan Ebad, 35, owner of the Fatima Travel Agency based in Manila, and resident of Baptist Subdivision, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; and Mukamad Gaya Utto,

42, businessman, resident of Barrio Uno, Koronadal City. Police operatives rescued the handcuffed Abdul Ebad in Barangay Rizal of Bansalan while his nephew, Mukamad Otto, also handcuffed and blindfolded with a packing tape at the side of the road in Magsaysay town. The victims told that

while they parked their colored-gray Estrada pickup Sunday afternoon infront of a gasoline station in General Santos Drive, Koronadal City, a coloredwhite Toyota Revo and an Isuzu Crosswind arrived, then several armed alighted and tied them. They said the suspects

demanded some P100,000 for their release. Abdul Ebad said they contacted his wife, Senaida using his mobile phone and instructed her to drop the money in a pawnshop in Davao City. However, Ebad said the kidnappers failed to give the name of the would-be recipient of

the money. For fe ar of gett ing trapped, authorities said the suspects did not pursue their demand instead they were forced to abandon their victims. Senior Inspector Manuel Ryan Lim, Intelligence officer of Sultan Kudarat TRADERS/PAGE 7

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What’s in store for Koko Pimentel? SEN. Koko Pimentel has joined Liberal Party (LP). Koko is the current chairman of Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP), a party that forged alliance with the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) prior to Koko’s jumping overboard to LP. However, Koko did not severe ties with UNA. What does Koko means? Did he mean UNA to campaign for him even if he is with LP? Asked why he severed ties with UNA, Koko earlier said that he could Cris Diaz not campaign for a fellow candidate whom he accused of election fraud in the 2007 senatorial elections. It is of public knowledge that Koko accused former Senator Migs Zubiri of stealing votes that rightfully belonged to him (Koko). Koko said he spent almost P10 million to pursue his case against Zubiri in an effort to ferret out the truth. Koko, however, failed to establish Zubiri’s guilt. Zubiri voluntarily gave up his Senatorial post to give way to Koko Pimentel who now serves the three remaining years of what could have been Zubiri’s. Then, the UNA-PDP coalition took place. Being chair of PDP, Koko knows that his actions to protest party decision to pick Migs Zubiri as an official senatorial candidate is not fair. Knowing that he (Koko) could not work with the inclusion of Zubiri with UNA, Koko then declared himself freelancer. A freelancer is a term usually applied to ‘big time’ players of the National Basketball Association (NBA) ready to sign contract to whoever offers the best deal. The Liberal Party has seen Koko as a potential Senatorial timber. Perhaps, LP offered Koko the best deal prompting him to accept LP’s offer. Anyway, that is not the point. The point is Koko, as PDP chair, should discontinue PDP’s alliance with UNA. After all, Koko said ‘principled politics’ prompted him to get out of the UNA alliance. Well, under principled politics Koko should also discontinue his PDP alliance with UNA. It is sad, that personal principle beclouds Koko’s political vision. This early, the electorates know whether Koko will last in politics. Now, there are signs that Koko could never achieve what his illustrious father had in politics. Candidly, it would be better for Koko to carve his name in the practice of law than being in politics. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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Increasing the honoraria and allowances of poll workers CONGRESS is urged to give the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) sufficient funds to pay justly the teachers deputized for election service. The Aquino administration’s proposed budget for the poll body is insufficient by at least P80 million for the honoraria and allowances of election workers, mostly public school teachers. Automation of the polls render teachers with heavier election works. More voters, for example, were clustered in each precinct,

Editorial resulting to an increased work load for members of the boards of election inspectors (BEIs). In addition to taking on bloated precincts, teachers handle additional tasks such as PCOS testing and training before election day. No additional budget, however, is being provided by the government to compensate teachers for these tasks. Transportation allowance for BEIs are also need-

ed, but in the proposed budget, COMELEC can only give P500 instead of the P700 reportedly given during the elections in 2010. It is a big relief that COMELEC Chair Sixto Brillantes promised Congress to retain the amount of transportation allowance given last elections. The possibility of an increased honorarium is not far. Realignment of funds could come through savings from contract bids for marking pens, thermal

papers, and other materials. Rep. Antonio Tinio said that to enable COMELEC to run the coming elections smoothly with respect to teachers’ rights, the House Committee on Appropriations should commit at least P80 million, the estimated funding requirement to increase the honorarium from P4,000 to P5,000. A higher COMELEC budget would ensure adequate physical, political, and legal protection of BEIs, aside from fair compensation for election service.

The sweat of success THINK a minute. Former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he’s been called the greatest speaker of the century. He was also famous for his quick wit. Yet amazingly, he was not a naturally talented speaker. In f a c t , e a r l i e r i n Churchill’s life he had such a bad speech problem that people made fun of the way he talked. Do you know how Churchill changed to become the greatest speaker of the 20th century? He studied and wrote his speeches word-for-word on paper, and then he practiced them countless hours in front of a mirror. He worked at saying

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst each word just the right way with just the right facial expressions. He also practiced pausing and pretending to struggle to find the right word, even though he knew exactly what he was going to say! So although Winston Churchill was not a naturally good speaker, he disciplined himself and worked hard to become a great one! You and I can never suc-

ceed in life without discipline and hard work. It takes sweat to succeed in our job and career, in school, in sports, in our marriage and family. Even if you’re born into a rich family, or with an intelligent mind and strong body, you still have to work hard to reach your full potential and truly succeed. Most importantly, it takes work and discipline

to develop the character we were born to have and enjoy. We must discipline and change our wrong attitudes, thinking, and way of living everyday. It’s not natural or easy for us to quickly forgive someone who hurts us or our family. It’s not natural or easy to always be honest no matter how much we can get away with or how much it costs us. But you can start by asking Jesus Christ to forgive you for living your own way; and then ask Him to take full charge of your heart and character. It’s only with Jesus’ character and power in you that you can start changing to become the best person you can be. Just Think a Minute.

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David… He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son…” (Luke 2:4-6, the Holy Bible). -oooSEPTEMBER USHERS IN LONGEST CHRISTMAS SEASON: As August 2012 comes to a close and gives way to 2012’s “ber” months starting September 1, let me be the first to greet you a “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. The Philippine Christmas season is the longest Christmas celebration in the world, starting with September 1 every year and ending on the first Sunday of January of the succeeding year. Of course, many are questioning the accuracy of celebrating the birth of Jesus, our God and Savior, in the month of Decem-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio ber, saying that Biblical accounts could very well place the birth of Jesus at some other time. But then, that is missing the point of the celebrations. Those who believe in Jesus celebrate His birth simply to manifest belief in His coming to the world, and not to mark any particular date. What is important here is believing in Jesus, and accepting Him as God (John 10:30, Isaiah 6:9) and Savior (1 Timothy 1:15). As the Holy Bible said in its John 1:12, those who believe and accept Jesus have been given the right to become children of God, and, in accordance with Ephesians 1:7, are saved by His blood and redeemed from sin. -ooo“THE WORD BECAME

FLESH… THE ONE AND ONLY SON…”: Just for the record, John 1:12 does not refer to Jesus by name, as the one who must be believed in and accepted by those wanting to become children of God. But then, a reading of John 1:1 and John 1:14 will reveal that John 1:12 in reality refers to Jesus, the only Son of the Father. John 1:1 in part says: “…and the Word was God.” John 1:14 then clarifies: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” In layman’s language, what all of these say is that, the Word, who was God, became flesh and came to

the world and dwelt among men. The Word, or God, was the one and only Son who came from the Father. Who is the one and only Son? According to Matthew 1:22 and 25, His name is Jesus. -oooPORK BARREL TO BLAME FOR RP SPORTS FIASCO: I am disturbed by the logic employed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in demanding the ouster of former Tarlac Rep. Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). His argument is that, since the Philippine contingent to the 2012 London Olympics failed to win medals---as usual, anyway---Cong. Peping must be removed from his position as POC head. Well, if we pursue this argument to its logical conclusion, we must likewise remove the presidents of all the national sports associations, and even President Aquino himself, since all of them have a direct hand in running the sports program of the country. BLAME/PAGE 7


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Public hearing to amend Armm’s charter kicks off THE Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) began Wednesday its series of public consultations on proposed amendments to its charter to complement any peace agreement that the government may sign with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Speaker Rasol Mitmug Jr. of the ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) said the series of public consultation will start in Maguindanao on RLA’s review and study of Republic Act 9054, the Expanded

Autonomy Act of 2001. In his statement read by Regional Cabinet Secretary Norkhalila Mae MambuayCampong, ARMM OfficerIn-Charge Governor Mujiv Hataman said he is extending his executive support to the independent move by the legislative body for an essential democratic process. Assemblyman Khaddafeh Mangudadatu of Maguindanao and RLA’s minority floor leader, assured that the region’s indigenous peoples (IP) and

Christian communities will be covered by the assembly’s extended public hearings on proposed measures to strengthen the autonomy in preparation for any peace agreement with the MILF. The MILF has consistently disapproved the autonomy setup that the government offers through the ARMM. The group has, however, hinted on another autonomous structure under a Bangsamoro Juridical Entity. Assemblyman Romeo Sema, RLA’s majority floor leader, said Republic Act

10153, which synchronizes regional polls with the local and national elections on May 2013, mandates the assembly to recommend and provide inputs to Congress on updating the ARMM charter. Sema said RA 9054 fell short of the government’s supposed compliance with its 1996 peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front, “It is about time to amend that law for the Moro people to exercise their right to self-determination,” Sema added.

Bamboo growing ensuring our future Text by MARIE EMERALD ALONSABE-CABIGAS • Photos by REYSON PALACIOUS of MOGCHS

THE events eight months ago in December gave us a wake-up call. Sendong has sent a strong and powerful message to the Cagayanon to be more proactive in taking care of our environment. As a response to the call of the Executive Order (EO) No. 26 s 2011 otherwise known as the National Greening Program, all tree planting activities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Department of Education (DepED) are harmonized. In the DepED, the activities relating to environmental programs, projects and activities like tree planting emanates from the Central Office, via the co-curricular

activities such as the Youth for Environment in Schools (YES) Program. Guidelines are set to intensify efforts to educate the entire school community on the environment and giving students opportunities to practice environmental activism like tree planting activities. Thus, following the DepED Regional and Division memoranda, the YES-O of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) headed by Principal Josefina S. Dagasuan, Science Department Head Pura G. Villar, YES-O Advisers and Officers initiated activities relating to the Greening Program. One of these initiatives was conducted on August

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES ARMIT BANTILAN-ORBON AND LORENZO III A. ORBON, ARMI T. BANTILAN-ORBON AND LPRFNZO III A ORBON, Petitioners x--------------------------------------------------/

CIVIL CASE N0.2012-067

chance of survival. It has thick root system which naturally helps prevent soil erosion and landslide. Moreover, bamboo is fast growing and thus with a number of concerned people who chose to plant this tree, we can be assured of our safety when floods will visit again in the future. Since Cagayanons are as pliant as a bamboo this greening project is the start of the unbendable desire of the school to take care of the environment. As part of the challenge for continuous improvement, the MOGCHS community will continue to aspire to put their hands together in Greening not only the barangays but also the School itself.

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ORDER

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-068

DIGOS City––Police tagged teen-aged burglars as responsible in looting some P124,000 worth of jewelries in a store ransack here recently. Superintendent Solomon De Castilla, Digos City Police Office (DCPO) chief said the intruders made a small hole at the wall of the Uni City Commercial along Rizal Avenue and carted away jewelries, cellphones and cash. De Castilla said the culprits are members of the Akyat-Bahay gang operating in the city. Police investigators found finger marks of minors in some of the broken glass display racks of the Korean store. But authorities did not set aside the possibility that the group used children to penetrate inside the store after making a small opening in the wall. The police chief has already ordered further investigation on said robbery incident perpetrated by young thieves.

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Police Provincial Office said they have already several leads that would warrant the arrest of the suspects. Ebad’s wife had coordinated with Lim on the plan of the kidnappers to course the money through a pawnshop, which he immediately organized an entrapment operation against the suspects. The suspects will also be charged of stealing the traders’ vehicle which they used as a get-away car after bringing the victims to Davao del Sur.

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If Trillanes will have his way, since no athlete from these associations or from the country won any medal, those presidents and PNoy himself must also be removed. Wow! What is more, the accusations of Trillanes against Peping---that Peping is the stumbling block to sports development in the country, that he has no clear vision for sports---are at best unsupported, and indicate ignorance of what is going on. The reality is, our athletes fail because there is no money for them, since the money intended for them are being channeled as pork barrel allocations of many lawmakers. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193 or 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@ yahoo.com.

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES JOEL C. CALI AND MARIZEL P. BALIOS-CALI,

CIVIL CASE NO.2012-066

JOEL C. CALI AND MARIZEL P. BALIOS-CALI, Petitioners. x------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of die Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil riles on February 10, 2003 in lligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court, both of than can be served with summons and notices at their residents at Aguinaldo-St., lligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated sometimes in 2006 or more than five (5) years now , they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in 2006. they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on February 105 2003, so thai they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 21,2012 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Lei copy of this Ol der be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Ihgan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED lligan City, Philippines, this 28th day of August 2012.

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District lligan City

SPOUSES AGUSTTNE E. PINEDA AND A IS AH LUANNE D BATARA, AGUSTIN E. PINEDA AND A1SAH LUANNE D. BATARA, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed bv the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on August 15, 2001 in Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residents at Purok 15, Zone 6, Fuentes, Iligan City and Tibanga, Canaway, iligan City (infront of Iglisiani Cristo Church) City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until die relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early 2003 or more than nine (9) years now, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in 2003, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on August 15, 2001, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden;v reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 29th day of August 2012.

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25, 2012, the Bamboo Planting Project. This was organized by Science Teachers Faith Guimary and Eduardo Rondina, YES-O adviser Ms. Hannah Permites, and YESO President Joan Angela Sual together with about 300 members and teachers. The bamboo planting was done in Barangay Tablon, Cagayan de Oro. As a joint project of MOGCHS YES-O and Barangay Tablon, the bamboo growing and caring will also be taken care of by the residents of barangay Tablon. The barangay officials committed to help facilitate the caring of the bamboo shoots and make sure that they will survive. But why bamboo? Bamboo is native to the area it has a good

P124t worth of lost pieces of jewelry blamed to minors

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Muslim rites on December 6, 2006 at lligan City, but not registered and subsequently Civil rite on December 8, 2006 at lligan City also, both of them can be served with summons and notices c/o Atty Khanini B. Gandamra, Gandamra and Gandarma Associates, Rm 209, Deocesan Bldg., LLuch St., lligan City. That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since August 10, 2007 of more than five (5) years now, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in 2007, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on December 8, 2006, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 21, 2012 at 9:00 am at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED lligan City, Philippines, this 17th day of August 2012.

(Sgd.) HON OSOP M. ALl Presiding Judge MDN: Aug. 31, Sept. 7 & 14, 2012

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ZTE Corporation, the world’s 4th largest handset manufacturer launched a line-up of new Androidbased phones in the local market. Targeting the middle to high-end markets, ZTE Mobile is banking on the growing popularity and usage of smart phones by Filipinos. Mr. Luo Zhongsheng, VP of ZTE Handset Division, Mr. James Chen of ZTE Philippines and Henry Yu, head of Device Division of ZTE Philippines led the launch together with executives of MSI-ECS, the exclusive channel distributor of ZTE mobile phones in the country. The phones launched during the event include the entry level Mimosa Mini V856 - a dual-SIM touch screen phone with 2.8-inch display. Released during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain early this year, the Mimosa Mini is a 3G smartphone aimed at Android beginners. The Kis V788 is dualSIM smart phone with 3.5inch touch screen display. The Skate 4.3H, is a 4.3inch touch screen smart phone with a 5-megapixel camera. It was built after the success of the ZTE Blade smartphone, the company’s flagship product last year that sold an average of 17,000 units per day in China. Also introduced was the Light Tab 2 V9A, a 7-inch fully-equipped tablet phone that has 4GB of built-in memory, a capacitive touch

screen and fast Qualcomm MSM8255 processor which allows efficient data usage for users on the move. ZTE Light tablets are shipped to more than 30 countries and regions around the world. All phones are running on Android’s version 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. “ZTE values the importance of improving user experience by taking into consideration socialization, localization and personalization in developing and creating outstanding mobile applications,” said James Chen, president of ZTE Philippines. “Mobile Internet has penetrated into daily life and greatly changed the way we work and live. Internet business operation has completely changed. Diverse user demands have raised higher requirements on mobile Internet business operation,” he added. In the coming months, ZTE Philippines will launch dual-core phones running on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and latest phone models equipped with the Jelly Bean OS. ZTE has 107 subsidiaries and branches, 14 training centers and 17 research and development centers worldwide. It provides more than 500 telecommunication operators from over 140 countries with different communications products and services. It is also a known manufacturer of MyFi dongles and USB WiFi devices

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P44 billion set aside for Pantawid Pamilya QUEZON CITY -- The bulk of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) P55.97-B proposed budget for 2013 will be used for implementation of the DSWD’s poverty reduction program. In a statement, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said 79 percent or P 44.25 billion is for the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program where an additional 800,000 families will be enrolled to complete the 3.8 million target household-beneficiaries for 2013. The DSWD’s 2013 proposed budget has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee and will be submitted for plenary deliberation. As of August 15, 2012, there are 3,038,420 household-beneficiaries. More than 7.4 million children have already benefited from the program. “The DSWD’s proposed budget for 2013 focuses on strengthening the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, KapigBisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and

Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), Sustainable Livelihood, Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens, Supplementary Feeding Program, and other Protective Services so that more poor families will be reached and not be left behind,” Secretary Soliman explained. S ecretar y S oliman added that DSWD’s 2013

proposed budget is higher by P7.3 billion or 15 percent over the 2012 budget. This budget is 2.8 percent of the total national proposed budget of P2.006 trillion, and 7.9 percent of the total budget for social services. Of this amount, P40.4 billion will be for cash grants that will go from Landbank straight to the beneficiaries’ ATM cards,

or through accredited Landbank conduits for areas without Landbank ATMs. “I am confident that our legislators see the importance of investing in our children whom the DSWD is trying to keep in school and in good health, thus, we are optimistic that our proposed budget for 2013 will be approved,” Soliman said.

A father and his child who survived the Sendong calamity last year paddles to the fluvial procession Tuesday morning along Cagayan River as participants made a floral offering in memory of the typhoon’s victims in Cagayan de Oro. The father and child wanted to celebrate the city fiesta but could not afford to prepare meals for the occasion.PHOTO BY:GERRY L. GORIT

How to put up a food cart business FOOD carts have mushroomed around Metro Manila and different provinces in the past few years. One of the most important factors in food cart business is a great location. Most successful food carts are located in areas with busy foot traffic. The more people passing through, the more potential customers you can attract. When you go around the metropolis, you’re bound to see food carts along busy areas such as side streets, public markets, supermarkets, schools, churches, malls, bus stops, MRT, and LRT stations. Food carts have also become a party trend. Many Filipinos are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and venturing into their own business. The popularity of food cart business has gotten the attention of many entrepreneurs because food carts are generally easy to manage and operate. Most food carts also require minimal capital and small number of staff. It is also possible to move a food cart to a different location if the current one doesn’t work out. Before jumping in the bandwagon, ask yourself if you’re ready to take the responsibilities of operating your own food cart. Here are some tips to consider if you’re planning to put up your own food cart business.

Types of food cart Table Top – Foodcart Corner’s Table Top food cart package starts at P16,888. It includes 1 table top, 1 cooking equipment, 1 set uniform, utensils and containers, product samplers, crew training, and franchise seminar. Food cart – Foodcart Corner’s cart packages ranges from P26,888 – P60,000. They have mini carts complete with cooking equipment, cooking utensils, glass display case, product samplers, unform, crew training, etc. They also have bigger food carts and combination food carts. Outdoor kiosk – MFB’s outdoor kiosk resembles a small restaurant in stilts with built in stools. Each outdoor kiosk comes with operational business system, initial inventory of stock, and uniforms, recruitment and training of crew, and opening assistance. You may contact MFB directly for pricing. Secure necessary permit Register your business at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for single proprietorship and at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for partnership or corporation. Apply for a business permit from the city where you will put up your food cart business. Register the business with the BIR to secure Tax Identification Number. Secure SSS, Philhealth, and PAG-IBIG coverage for employees.


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EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MARGIE M. YECYEC, who died on May 28, 2012 at Doha, Qatar; left a savings deposit with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) with Savings Account No. 8463-0174-77, and with a balance of Sixteen Thousand Nine Hundred Pesos (P 16,900.00), is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE in favor to LILIA M. YECYEC and CEFERINO T. YECYEC, of legal ages, married to each other, and residents of Camp 14, Sta. Fe, Libona, Bukidnon, after having been sworn to in accordance with law, are the Legitimate parents and sole heirs, as per Doc. No. 126; Book No. 01; Page No. 27; Series of 2012, under Notary Public of ATTY. FARRAH L. YONGCO. MDN: AUG. 31, SEPT. 7 & 14, 2012

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NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ERNESTO L. IGOT, who died intestate at Doctor’s Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, consisting of a motor vehicle more particularly described as: Model/Make: 2010 FORD Ranger Trekker, Motor No.: WLAT1181304, Serial No.: MNCLSFE10AW870626, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED ERNESTO L. IGOT made and entered into by and among herein decedent’s surviving and legitimate heirs, namely, widow Ruth Jumalon Igot, representing her children, Marie Andrea Jumalon Igot, Kristine Jumalon Igot and Mark Anthony Jumalon Igot, per Doc. No. 4416; Page No. 895; Book No. 02; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Ernesto M. Brocoy, Notary Public.

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ERNESTO LEGASPI IGOT, who died intestate at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte on May 20, 2012, consisting of: 1) a parcel of land (Lot 7 of the Consolidation Plan (LRC PCS-19889, being a portion of the consolidation of Lot 419-B-3 (LRC) Psd-8465 & Lot 2-E-2, (LRC) Psd208862, LRC cad., Record No. 321) situated at Barrio of Libertad, Butuan City, containing an area of 282 square meters, more or less; and 2) a parcel of land (Lot 6, Pcs-10-001687, being a portion of Lot 4335-R, 4335-S, 4335-T & 4335-V (LRC) Psd-220651), situated in the Barrio of Carmen, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of 311 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION made and executed by herein decedent’s surviving legal and sole heirs, namely, widow Ruth J. Igot, representing her children per Special Power of Attorney, Marie Andrea J. Igot, Kristine J. Igot, and Mark Anthony J. Igot, per Doc. No. 366; Page No. 37; Book No. LXII; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ERNESTO LEGASPI IGOT, who died intestate at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte on May 20, 2012, consisting of: 1) a parcel of land (Lot 7 of the Consolidation Plan (LRC PCS-19889, being a portion of the consolidation of Lot 419-B-3 (LRC) Psd-8465 & Lot 2-E-2, (LRC) Psd-208862, LRC cad., Record No. 321) situated at Barrio of Libertad, Butuan City, containing an area of 282 square meters, more or less; and 2) a parcel of land (Lot 6, Pcs-10001687, being a portion of Lot 4335R, 4335-S, 4335-T & 4335-V (LRC) Psd-220651), situated in the Barrio of Carmen, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of 311 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION made and executed by herein decedent’s surviving legal and sole heirs, namely, widow Ruth J. Igot, representing her children per Special Power of Attorney, Marie Andrea J. Igot, Kristine J. Igot, and Mark Anthony J. Igot, per Doc. No. 366; Page No. 37; Book No. LXII; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.

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of government employees, which include teachers, have been frozen. The last salary increases were given in 2000, a 10 percent increase (P440) and five percent in 2001 (P242). AC T e s t i m ate s t hat a Teacher I receives only P9,939 gross monthly salary. Compare this to what the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) says: A family of six needs P17,820 a month in order to survive. This means that there is living salary gap of P7,881.00. A study released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also show that teachers in the Philippines work an average of 1,176 hours per year and teach classes of over 50 students. Definitely, whatever salary they receive does not correspond to their load of work. Likewise in a congressional report in 2000, Rep. Jesli A. Lapus pictured the dismal state of public school teachers. Among the congressman’s findings were that teachers are paying from 36 percent to 108 percent effective interest plus fees to private lenders accredited by the Department of Education (DepEd). Loans The perennial delay in salary, especially for newlyhired teachers, are forcing teachers to borrow from lending institutions. This was facilitated by a payroll system that institutionalized the automatic deduction of loan payments computed by some 187 lending institutions - data which the DepEd had no control over. Furthermore, the system allowed the deduction from the teacher’s loan payments of a service fee paid to DepEd personnel. In a DepEd study conducted during the term of Secretary Roco, a teacher on the average has about 16 non-statutory deductions, including payments for insurance premiums and loans. “So numerous are the teachers’ non-statutory deductions that whereas in most public and private entities a pay slip is usually about one-third the size of an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper, the DepEd pay slips run across two

sheets of computer forms, with as many as 50 lines of non-statutory deductions,” it stated. Palatino, who is also a young Education graduate from the University of the Philippines, said nobody but the government should be blamed for this problem. “We can’t blame our teachers for leaving the country or for working as housemaids,” he told Bulatlat. “They have all the reason to do that since the government is not giving them the right compensation and the respect they deserve as educators. It is the government’s inaction to teachers’ legitimate demand for salary increase and other benefits that drives more teachers and fresh Education graduates out of schools where they really belong.” Poor performance Lack of teaching items and low salary are not the only reasons, however, for the shortage of teachers. Apparently, many Education graduates don’t pass the LET and end up being idle or underemployed The only national assessment which can be used to gauge the quality of outputs of Teacher Education is the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Republic Act 3687 known as the Professionalization Act for Teachers transferred the responsibility of Teacher Certification from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and replaced the Professional Board Examination for Teachers (PBET) in 1996. The results of national licensure examinations paint a disturbing picture. The passing rate in the 1992, 1993 and 1994 national passing percentages was only 10.60, 13.78, and 26.73, respectively. In each of these three years, the numbers taking the test ranged from 130,000 to 140,000. In each of these three years, the examination repeaters constituted close to 50 percent. Every year thereafter, due to the low passing rates, the number of examinees increased significantly. The mean performance scores in the LET have always been below 50 percent. For example, the mean scores of applicants for mathematics and science licenses in 1996 were only 39.19 and 39.60, respectively. The national mean score in Filipino (46.76) was

the highest of the academic subjects in 1997. The findings from the licensure examinations given in the last years confirm many of the findings of Dr. Lily Ann Pedro and Ma. Fe L. Augusto of the University of the Philippines, particularly for Mathematics majors. Both studies found that, despite the Teacher Education program’s provision of courses to satisfy units for a major or specialization, the graduates of many institutions do not show adequate knowledge in mathematics. Tests administered to them show very low performance scores even in basic content skills in Mathematics. The same could be said of majors in Science and other fields. Abilities The performance scores in the General Education component of the LET reflect the abilities of the teacher examinees. In the 1996 LET, the highest score was 72 percent. However, scores as low as 4, 1 and zero percents were registered by some examinees. Similar observations were made in studies of the PBET tests where examinees scored zero, indicating that they did not answer any item correctly. Many Education graduates in the provinces are also not passing the LET. Compared to the national passing average, 2001 and 2002 results of the (LET) show that Mindanao’s average passing for both years were at least 8 percentage points lower than the national passing average. Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) passing percentage stood at only 6.97 percent in 2002 and it consistently had the lowest passing percentage in the previous years. Palatino opined that the LET examinees’ performance shows the low quality of preservice Teacher Education in the country. “Many Teacher Education Institutions are producing half-baked graduates who add up to the bulk of LET non-passers and unemployed or underemployed teachers,” he said. “Even these schools are now being turned into mere for-profit diploma mills rather than as training ground for future mentors.” Declining quality Palatino fears that the problem in the shortage of teachers and poor performance in LET may lead to a further slide in educational

standards. If the government and the Education department will not do anything to arrest this alarming trend, he says, the country will be seeing more classrooms with no teachers in our schools despite an oversupply of Teacher Education graduates who end up being housemaids here or abroad. “How can we uplift the quality of basic and secondary education in the country if more than 60 students are cramped up in a small classroom due to lack of teachers?,” he said. All these, Palatino said, send a distressing signal to the education sector. “We could only imagine what kind of students we are producing if their teachers are not adequately equipped with the skills,” he said. bulatlat.com

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numbers will also be held to be performed by various school contingents to be capped by a Battle of the Bands concert at the municipal gym. The search for the Ms. Opol 2012 will culminate in the coronation night on August 31, and another live band concert with a star from Manila will provide entertainment on the eve of the town’s fiesta day on September 2. Yasay said the municipal government will give recognition to the indigenous people as well as to the best performing barangays in peace and order based on the barangay good governance index it launched recently. Vice Maor Chizarina Ortigoza and municipal councilors Elvin Edrozo, Mulo Ebonia, Edgar Cortez, Oscar Romero, Cecilio Abuhan, Carlitos Baculio, Lovelove Otacan, Lovejoy Triambulo and Rolly Balangot are now finalizing the preparations for a memorable fiesta celebration. “We will also invite Congressmen Bambi Emano, Peter Unabia, Benjo Benaldo and the leadership of the Padayon Pilipino,” Yasay said, “so that they can give inspiration to the people.” He said the mere presence of these officials would show that they are there to serve the people.

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