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DAVAO CITY -- The Bureau of Customs’ district office is facing space constraint in its desire to increase collections noting facilities of the Philippine Ports Authority for cargo containers are not only crowded but also said to be inadequate. Martiniano M. Bangcoy, acting district collector said that because of this, some importers have opted to bring their cargoes to privately run container yards. The storage payment for these cargoes then goes to the owners of the private yards, instead of going to the government. Although the city’s Sasa wharf has about 19 hectares in area, only less than half is allocated as container yard. The berthing facility of the wharf, where the ships dock, is just 1,150 meters with a controlling draft of 10.6 meters, he said.

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Ayala keen to operate Laguindingan airport By ALLAN MEDIANTE Executive Editor

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EAL ESTATE developer Ayala Corp is now diversifying its business interest, this time eyeing to operate the Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental.

Peace Caravan

A 40-vehicle peace caravan kicks off November 3 from this city as a gesture of support for President Benigno Aquino III’s call for “all-out justice”. Dubbed “Lakbay para sa Kapayapaan”, the five-day caravan will have participants from the conflict-affected areas of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao, Cotabato, Davao and Lanao provinces and will take the Pan-Philippine Highway from Butuan, Surigao del Norte, Samar-Leyte and thence to Bicol and end in Metro Manila on November 7, Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Holy Sacrifice under the Muslim calendar, a national holiday.

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KIDS FOR ALL-OUT JUSTICE. Four-year old Maria Christine Uyan and Mia Joy Makapilit, two years old, join yesterday’s Caravan for Peace or Lakbay para sa Kapayapaan in Cagayan de Oro calling for all-out justice for the 19 soldiers recently killed in an ambush in Basilan. The five-day Caravan will pass through the PanPhilippine Highway and end in Manila on Nov. 7 in time of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of the Holy Sacrifice in the Muslim calendar. PHOTO BY ROLANDO SUDARIA

AboitizPower reopens Ambuklao plant By BUTCH D. ENERIO Correspondent

BAGUIO City -- SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet (SNAP-Benguet) has proven that hard work does

pay off after the successful rehabilitation and recent reopening of the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant. The previously decommissioned power plant has been

rehabilitated for three years and upgraded to 105-megawatts (MW) from its former 75MW. The local blessing was led by Acting Governor of BenPOWER/PAGE 7

M’nao LGUs ask for bigger role in peace talks By CARMELITO Q, FRANCISCO Correspondent

DAVAO CITY -- Local government units in Mindanao have asked the government to give them a bigger role in the peace process by allowing them to participate in the government panels negotiating both with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the National Democratic Front (NDF). LGU/PAGE 9

In a media statement, Ayala chief financial officer Delfin Gonzalez said Ayala corp., one of the country’s oldest conglomerate, wants to add airport operations to its list of new businesses as it pursues a strategy to widen its presence in the country’s underdeveloped transportation sector. He confirmed the company’s bid for the right to operate the nearly completed Laguindingan airport. The P7.8-billion project put under the Aquino administration’s Private Public Partnership (PPP) program will be the first international air gateway in northern Mindanao and will service Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas. It is expected to be operational by the second or early third quarter of next year. “We are looking at possibly participating in that project so it can help spur the development of the adjoining areas,” Gonzalez said, referring to the operations and maintenance contract for Laguindingan Airport. Ayala is targeting additional synergies as the airport sits on a 393-hectare property which was partly donated by the conglomerate, he said. “We own 500 hectares around the airport,” Gonzalez said without providing AYALA/PAGE 9

Bangko Sentral okays ONB micro-banking expansion By CARMELITO Q, FRANCISCO Correspondent

DAVAO City – Trailblazing One Network Bank is initially establishing next year five micro-banking offices in the city in response to the recently-approved circular of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. These offices, the bank said in a statement, will provide services to smaller accounts. Among these services are deposits and with-

drawals, check deposits, loan windows for microfinance accounts, other microfinance products and purchase of foreign currencies of up to $300 per client. The offices will be located in Catalunan Grande, Cabantian, Bunawan, Sasa and Piapi. The bank is spending about P4.17 million as capital expenditure for each office is about P834,000. These offices will each have ONB/PAGE 9


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CDA targets expansion of cooperative membership By APIPA BAGUMBARAN Contributor

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ARAWI City -- The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is planning for the massive expansion of cooperative membership in this province. Lawyer Paisalin Tago, CDA Administrator for Mindanao, said one of the agenda of the authority is to increase the total membership to 20 million by 2013, compared to the current total membership of more than seven (7) million, only.

He said the CDA is encouraging cooperatives to register, again, as mandated by Republic Act 9520, citing that currently only more than 20,000 cooperatives are registered compared to the more than 90,000 registered cooperatives before

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the enactment of the new cooperative code. One of the speakers during the recent second provincial cooperative congress held at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol, here, Tago emphasized that putting up a cooperative is a solution to minimize poverty, reduce unemployment, and promote peace and order. He also disclosed that they are eyeing conversion of the so-called electric cooperatives (ECs) into genuine

cooperatives as a strategy to increase membership. Under RA 9520, ECs cannot enjoy the privilege of tax exemption unless they are registered with the CDA and registering will mean the member-consumers of ECs will then and there become cooperative members. Aside from the expansion in membership, the CDA will also boost and enhance its delivery mechanism and provide an enabling environment for the strengthening and development of

cooperatives in the country. As provided in the Philippine Cooperative MediumTerm Development Plan (PCMTDP) for 2011-2016, the CDA will ensure access of cooperatives to global markets, provide viable linkages and networks to support cooperatives and establish appropriate quality system. It also creates the appropriate environment for partnership among cooperatives, both local and interCIDA/PAGE 10

Sugar workers get livelihood training center By RUBY LEONORA R. BALISTOY Contributor

MALAYBALAY City -- To help sugarcane workers during “off season,” the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has put up the Sugar Workers Livelihood Training Center (SWLTC) in the Provincial Capitol Compound, here, last Oct. 28. The first in Northern Mindanao, the SWLTCV will help the sugar cane workers when there is no work in plantations and mills, Atty. Allan Macaraya, Regional Director of DOLE-10 said during his inaugural message. He said this would help the department’s socio economic programs to develop livelihood and increase employment opportunities for the cane workers. “Part of the project cost was taken out from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) fund shared by the sugar industries to DOLE as outlined in the “profitsharing” scheme, instituted in the sugar industry by virtue of R.A 6982 that aims to augment the income of sugar workers,” Macaraya said. Meanwhile, Gov. Alex Calingasan, in his keynote address, lauded the two sugWORKERS/PAGE 10


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Tiger Airways launches Singapore-Davao flight DAVAO City -- The Tiger Airways’ maiden Airbus 320 direct service from Singapore to Davao arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule at the Davao International Airport at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 with 95 passengers on board. The airline’s resident agent in the Philippines Delza Gochoco said their initial Singapore-Davao roundtrip flights that evening recorded 50 percent load even as she said they are looking forward to fast growth in their inbound and outbound markets with flights three times a week. “We need to work closely and vigorously with Davao and Mindanao as well as Singapore communities in order to sustain our effort in providing an alternative connection to Singapore, which is a very successful international hub,” she said. Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Art Boncato Jr. expressed confidence that Tiger Air-

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ways would greatly help develop tourism between Davao and Singapore. “This is also in line with the national government’s mission to invigorate secondary international gateways. We are excited to add Davao to our growing portfolio of exciting destinations. Davao is an ideal destination for travelers who are keen on experiencing both the cultural diversity and natural beauty that the Philippines has to offer,” he said. Meanwhile, Stewart Ad-

immediately available. Tomas said Splash is open to new acquisitions in the food sector although the company will only focus on targets involved in what the company calls as “meal essentials.” Splash completed the acquisition of an 80-percent stake in Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing in September in a deal valued at P472 million. The company will be operated under subsidiary, Splash Foods Corp. The acquisition does not include the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants. Splash claims that the acquisition of a “legacy” brand like Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing will help jumpstart its move into the food industry and possibly attract more interest from investors. Established in 1987, Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing makes condiments used in Filipino cuisine such as sautéed shrimp paste, ready-to-eat canned meals, sauces such as white vinegar, fish sauce, soy sauce, lechon sauce as well as fruit preserves.

Pag-IBIG launches Land Bank cash aard THE Pag-IBIG Fund Cagayan de Oro Branch will launch the Land Bank Cash Card (LCC) on Nov. 8 which can be availed exclusively by the members/borrowers of the Multi-Purpose Loan (MPL), upon filing of application. Since there will be only 35,155 LCCs issued by the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Cagayan de Oro Branch for free, thus, availment is on a first come first serve basis. Pag-IBIG Fund members/borrowers are, therefore, encouraged to apply or renew their MPL, as soon as they are qualified. The LCC’s will be distributed

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Holcim’s third quarter profits fall THE LOCAL ARM of Swiss-based cement-maker Holcim Ltd. reported a decline in third quarter profits due to a drop in demand, rising operating costs, and poor weather, according to the firm’s latest financial statement. Holcim Philippines, Inc. said its net income for the July to September period was down by 26.60% to P625.91 million from P852.79 million in the third quarter last year, reflecting a 7.45% drop in revenues to P5.338 billion from P5.768

billion last year. Cost of sales remained flat at P3.732 million. “The increased implementation of government projects in the third quarter bodes well for the company and the industry in general,” said Holcim Chief Operating Officer Ronald Van Wijnen in a press statement. “This would have pushed up monthly volumes had it not been for the typhoons,” Mr. Van Wijnen added

New malls boost SM’s 9-mo income ams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore, in an earlier statement said as Singapore’s leading low-cost carrier, Tiger Airways is committed to providing customers the lowest airfares on safe and convenient point-to-point air travel, offering travelers low fares, more savings and more choices. Tiger Airways marks the second international connection to Davao but the first direct service between two points. (pna)

Splash plans to expand food unit’s network SPLASH Corp., a listed manufacturer of personal care products, is planning to boost food sales of recently acquired condiments maker Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing Corp. by next year. In a recent inter view, Splash chief financial officer Veneranda Tomas said the initial strategy of the company involves the expansion of Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing’s distribution network. She said products offered by the food company are only present in 30 percent of the outlets where Splash products are being sold. “Just by sheer expansion in distribution we can double the sales of the Barrio Fiesta brand,” she said. The company is pursuing additional revenue streams via products extension and exports. Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing booked P99.83 million in sales in 2010 while net income reached P1.75 million, data from the Securities and Exchange Commission showed. Current sales figures were not

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proportionately among the Pag-IBIG Fund members’ from the private/self-employed/government sectors. The LCC is a debit card which has the functions of an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card. Nevertheless, unlike the ATM, the LCC does not require an opening deposit, a maintaining balance and a specimen signature. Furthermore, the LCC can use/access any Land Bank ATM, ExpressNet, Megalink, Bancnet member banks or ATM providers and point of sale (POS) accredited merPAG-IBIG/PAGE 10

Splash shares added 2.88 percent to P2.14 each on Friday’s trading. The company is behind leading personal care products including Maxi-Peel skin whitening line, Kolours hair dye and Skin White lotion.

MALL developer SM Prime Holdings Inc. said Thursday its earnings in the first nine months of the year climbed 14% due to higher store sales and income from new malls. In a statement, SM Prime said its January to September 2011 net income was P6.41 billion against P5.62 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated revenues grew 13% to P19.27 billion from P17.03 billion. Rental revenues contributed 85% to the total at P16.45 billion, a 15% growth from last year. “The company’s betterthan-expected results may be attributable to last year’s further expansion, which added 289,000 square meters in net leasable space. On top of this, same store rental grew 7%,” the developer said. SM Prime president Hans Sy added, “the notable results delivered by

SM Prime so far this year give us greater confidence in attaining our full-year target for both the Philippines and China, especially since we are moving towards the holiday season.” SM malls that opened last year included SM City Calamba, SM City Novaliches, SM City Tarlac, and SM City San Pablo. Early this year, SM opened new malls in Antipolo City and Suzhou in China.

For the rest of the year, the company is scheduled to open SM malls in Pampanga and Olongapo, Zambales, and SM Marketmall in Dasmariñas, Cavite. It will also expand two existing malls, namely, SM City Davao and SM City Dasmariñas. By the end of 2011, SM Prime expects to have 48 malls in the Philippines and in China, with a combined gross floor area of 5.9 million square meters.


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MV TRANS-ASIA 5 has been awarded the cleanest ship during the passenger service rating system (PSRS) survey conducted by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) on the occasion of the national maritime week celebration in Cagayan de Oro City. The largest and the fastest vessel of the company, MV Trans-Asia 5 is servicing the Cebu to Cagayan de Oro route with cruising speed of 16 knots at a mere 9 hours. MV Trans- Asia 5 leaves Cebu Port at exactly 8:00 o’clock in the evening and arrives Cagayan de Oro before 5:00 o’clock the following morning. Its passenger accommodation and amenities on board are perfectly designed and conceptual-

ized to deliver the promise of a new level of comfort and pleasure of travel. This pass enger and cargo vessel has a twin cargo deck and can accommodate a total of 722 passengers. The two- stroke single low speed engine with 9600 horsepower, the vessel is equipped with computerized monitoring system

that can distinguish main and auxiliary engines and its accessories abnormalities accurately through pneumatic, electronic sensor system and safety alarm warning device. MV Trans-Asia 5’s second class non-airconditioned accommodation and tourist sections have been designed with the passenger’s ultimate comfort

in mind. MV Trans-Asia 5 offers above industry standard bunk size of 3 x 31 x 78 inches for more body space and leg room. Tourist accommodations are designed with Trans-Asia’s trade mark cabin type tourist section with individual curtain covers as well as individual reading lamps, hand rails and flat screen TV’s per section. Each cabin room sports single bed bunks with own toilet and bath and equipped with flat TV’s. Presidential suites come with their own 32-inch LCD TV and DVD player coupled with an extensive library of DVD movies for complete viewing pleasure. A private toilet and shower is equipped with heaters for a comfortable bath.

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THE ENERGY department is reviewing the report of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Philippines B.V. which will be used to determine if the company and its partners will continue drilling in the Sulu Sea, officials said. The exploration firm, which drilled its fourth exploration well in service contract 56, is studying the oil and gas potential of the area. “[We] are reviewing the report of Exxon, BHP Billiton and Mitra Energy Ltd. of the block. There’s no indication yet if they will push through. They’re talking among themselves on how to proceed or whether to proceed at all on the part of Exxon,” said Energy Undersecretary Jose M. Layug, Jr. in an interview with reporters last week. Mr. Layug added Exxon is assessing the volume of oil and gas in the area because “big companies like Exxon always look for huge fields or reservoirs and need to see

if the Sulu Sea exploration falls within that parameter for large oil and gas companies.” The company is part of the consortium that owns service contract 56 in the Sulu Sea. It holds 50% of the stake while Mitra Energy Philippines Ltd. and BHP Billiton owns the remaining stake. The service contract covers an area of 8,200 square kilometers and includes the Sandakan Basin which is thought to be rich with natural gas. It drilled its fourth exploration well in October last year. Drilling on the fourth well pushed through despite the non-participation of Mitra Energy. Mr. Layug said a decision should be made if drilling in the Sulu Sea will continue “before the year ends.” The Energy department said many of the oil and gas fields in the country are considered “marginal fields” which are usually explored by medium-sized EXXON/PAGE 8

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Rufus seeks probe on alleged abuses of immigration agents • Govt officials, travel industry alarmed by indiscriminate off-loading of travelers THE off-loading of legitimate tourists and workers traveling to, or returning, to their foreign jobs has reached alarming proportions to the point that Vice President Jejomar Binay has asked Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David to explain. Partido ng Masang Pilipino Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro City has also filed a resolution for the House to look into mounting complaints of abuses by immigration agents of Filipino travelers. The off-loading of passengers results in significant economic losses for the passengers since they have to pay a travel tax of P1,620 and airport fees of P750 every time they leave. A recruitment agency reported on Tuesday the continued “unreasonable implementation of the antitrafficking drive of the Bureau of Immigration [BI]” that went on even on All Saints’ Day. In a statement, recruitment and migration specialist Emmanuel Geslani complained there were household service workers (HSWs) with valid overseas employment

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez wants investigation on reported abuses

certificates (OECs) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and leaving for Middle East who were off-loaded for “various flimsy reasons or simply profiled to be victims of human trafficking” by immigration agents. He pointed out there is a Labor and Assistance Center (LAC) established by the

POEA early this year that has the power to validate all travel documents of OFWs holding OECs. Geslani added that having LAC, the Bureau of Immigration has no valid or justifiable reason to withhold the departure of OFWs, unless they intent to “harass or extort.” “This was the former

practice allegedly by some unscrupulous BI agents who focused on OFWs from Iraq and Afghanistan returning to their job sites who were forced to shell out amounts ranging from P30,000 to P50,000 after they were off-loaded since at that time there was an existing ban,” said Geslani. Despite the decision of the POEA to partially lift the deployment ban to Iraq and Afghanistan, OFWs coming from that country who returned for a vacation continued to be harassed by BI men, he added. “Some returning Afghanistan OFWs were not allowed to board their flights to Dubai despite holding an OEC for failure to present a visa for Dubai....I dispute the necessity of a Dubai visa since the workers are just transiting through the Dubai Airport Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 where there are commercial flights for Kandahar and Bagram Airfields in Afghanistan,” he said. Their maximum stay inside Terminal 2 is anywhere from three to four hours while waiting for their flights to Afghanistan.

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Rodriguez backs renaming of Laguindingan airport to Cagayan-MisOr airport By RUTCHIE CABAHUG-AGUHOB Contributor

REPRESENTATIVE Rufus B. Rodriguez of the 2nd District, this city supports the idea of renaming the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) into the “Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Airport” to attain global impact. The suggestion to rename the airport came from Secretary Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO), when he was here for the inauguration of the newlyrenovated Radio Ng Bayan-DXIM of the Philippine Broadcasting Services (PBS) along San AgustinVelez Sts., this city, recently. “Renaming LIA to CDO-MisOr Airport would give way for ‘easy recall’ to the foreign tourists and can ride on the popularity of CDO, which has already carved a niche in the world tourist map,” the PCOO Secretary said. A former Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), the government agency that implements the construction of the LADP, the PCOO Secretary said the airport, should lure more foreign tourists into Northern Mindanao. Once operational, the airport would now truly become the “Gateway to Northern Mindanao,” which is a very good destination for tourists. Meanwhile, Rodriguez said he is looking into projects that would improve the tourism industry in the region, because of its many potentials to improve the livelihood of the residents, not only of those living near the LADP, but also in the neighboring areas. He said tourism has many downside industries that can

benefit the residents, because tourists would need transportation in going from one destination to another. They need food to eat. They need places or hotels to stay. They need souvenirs to bring home. They need tourist guides. They need people to do their laundry and they are willing to spend their money to make their visit worthwhile. So far, the region has many destinations which can be reached in just a single day from the LADP, so that government projects leading towards these areas must be put in place before the it operates, he said. “In fact, I demanded that the Department of Tourism (DOT) Budget for 2012 be revised, during the recent budget hearing, when I saw that the road improvement leading to the White Water River Rafting and F.S. Catanico Falls in the city, were not included in their budget proposal,” Rodriguez said. He said DOT now have allocated Php20 million, each, for the improvement of the roads leading to these areas, next year. Among others, the Congressman mentioned the following destinations, which are accesiblen to the tourists: Eco Gardens of Malasag in Cagayan de Oro City and the Nature’s Adventure Park in Initao, this province. Dahilayan Zip Line, Transfiguration Church, Del Monte Pineapple Plantation and the Flower Farms in Bukidnon. Maria Cristina Falls, Timoga Cold Springs and Macapagal Ancestral Home in Iligan City and Tinago Falls in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. (PIA-10)


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A Two-Way Conversation THINK a minute… Do you sometimes wonder why you didn’t get what you prayed for? Does God really listen and answer our prayers? Is talking with God just something we do to make us feel good about ourselves? How should we pray? Some people sit back after they pray and wait for God to bring them what they want like a waiter in a restaurant? A wise man said: “We are a part of the answer to every prayer that we pray.” So if we ask God to help us do better in school, then we must do our part of studying more and maybe even getting extra help from someone. We can’t expect God to magically put the answers into our brain the day of the test! It could be that while we’re waiting for

God to do something, He’s waiting for us to do our part and responsibility. Prayer is a two-way conversation. Prayer is not us getting God to do what we want; it’s more God telling us what He wants so we can learn how to live His successful, satisfying life. And He’s already told us how to live well through Jesus Christ’s life and teaching, the whole Bible, as well as through our thoughts while we’re listening to Him in prayer. Imagine if God always gave us everything we ask for. Then we would just give Him our orders, forget Him, and go on living our own way. But God created each of us to enjoy a daily, personal relationship with Him. Maybe He’s not giving us exactly what we’re asking

for to get our attention, so we’ll start getting closer to Him so we can listen and learn His right, happy way of living. You see, prayer does not only change things, prayer changes US! Other times God wants us to wait, even when we ask Him for good things, because He knows our real reasons and motives are wrong and greedy. Or, if we’re asking God to change someone else instead of changing us, then that problem or difficult person may not go away because God wants us to change our heart and attitude toward that person or problem. He’s doing what is best in the long run not only for us, but for everyone else involved. Remember, He is the only One Who can see the big picture or

Erratic airline schedules SINCE the Philippine Airlines experienced a crippling labor problem and workers disagreement on its out sourcing policies, there has been a chain reaction all over our domestic air routes resulting to the disruptions of flight schedules in the fragile airline industry. Weather could not be the sole culprit as we have passed the wrath of typhoon Pedring. The schedules all over the country seem to bug down on the shortage of air planes taking off from the ground. Two weeks ago, irate passengers captured on national news stormed the Air Philippines counter in Caticlan over the 14 hours flight delay that caused inconvenience to passengers. On the eve of the long holidays last weekend, thousands of passengers lounging children and old people in route to visit the graves were stranded at the NAIA 3 due to non availability of air planes to meet the passenger’s traffic to the provinces. Confirmed flights for the day were delayed for seven hours to give priorities for additional

flights to domestic airports that do not have night landing capabilities. Many of the scheduled flights to Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro were moved to night schedule. These airports could handle night flights and were given the last priority. Other airports in the country that could handle night flights are Iloilo, Clark and Subic. The incident of erratic flight schedules affect our tourist traffic and add cost to cancellations of hotel bookings and failure to meet outbound connecting flights for those departing foreign passengers. Airlines are strict and follows the rules of the IATA Convention for early check-in one hour before flight schedule. The added security measures make it two hours advance check-in. If a passenger misses the cut off, you are bumped off. There should be a reciprocal law on consumer’s protection that airlines can not delay the flight schedule for more than two hours except on inclement weather. Any aircraft found to have a

technical problem must be replaced at once. Or passengers could be booked to another career. Airline companies have internal arrangement and account charging procedures. It is provided on interline agreements. The same as airline companies have respective contracts with hotels and transport companies to charge them for passenger’s accommodation. Airline treatment to the Pilipino travelers is one way traffic. Perhaps, no class suit was ever filed or prospers requiring our local airline companies to pay for damages. In spite of the additional aircrafts purchased and leased by Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines and the entry of other new players, Zest Air, we have not streamlined our domestic routes. We have bigger air planes and more seats but we have not reconfigured all our provincial airports to be installed with modern navigational equipment that can handle night flights for Airbus 320’s. Of course, there is a corresponding

Retrospect to franchising WHILE the year turned out to be a turbulent one, it was actually not a bad one for Franchising and the Philippine economy in general while the year had its share of scares with the high increase of petroleum and rice at the begin of the year then the financial turmoil which hit Wall Street and the international banking and finance community. Generally speaking the increase of Philippine Companies to go into Franchising was in 2008 as large as in 2007 and our Company, RK Franchise Consultancy, was able to achieve an even larger number of Franchise Developments this year, and we welcomed the following Companies into Franchis-

ing: Among the Companies for whom we developed the Franchise as of October 2008 for this year are: CB Grill, Delongtes Seafood Grill & Barbecue, Bacolod Chk-NBbq, Colours Ice Cream, Clara International (from Malaysia), Edlice Co. Japanese Cake, Fourlinq, Hero Sausages, Hollywood Nails Beauty Salon and Spa, Lush Nails, Hugos Barbershop, Inkmaxxx, International Star Jewelers Pawnshop, MI3Telecards, Nadies Chicken, Nomimono, Origin Coffee, Nong Domings, Dorai Spa, Whaw Litson Biik, RML Manukan Haus, Starlaser, Teledevelopment, Traffic Salon, VY Domingo, Fatboy Pizza, Suds Laundry, Tod-

dlers Unlimited, Pork in a Box, Nonki Japanese Restaurant, Tita Lynn’s Flavored Suman, Childlink Education Center, Premium Graphics, U3 Alamid Café, Wally Facial, Fagioli Coffee Club, Save on Wellness, Graphic Bay, Graphic Edge, Kubong Sawali, Leonings and Nora dela Rosa. We also increased our presence in the Visayas and Mindanao with 40% of those developments coming from the South of the Philippines. The three Franchise Associations had very successful Expos as well with PFA leading the way in the SMX event, then FIFA with a quality highly successful event in Cebu and AFFI at WTC.

THINK A MINUTE

JHAN TIAFAU HURST puzzle of life. He knows how everything works and fits together both now and years later! So why not have a real, honest two-way conversation with Him right now? Ask Him to take full charge of your heart and way of living everyday, so He can start showing you His special plan for your life. Just think a minute…

TRAVERSING THE TOURISM HI-WAY

PED T. QUIAMJOT cost for the acquisitions of this equipment that needs government budget allocation. But there are also remedies available under the Built Operate Transfer (BOT) laws that can be explored. Compressing all incoming flights from the provinces during day landing period at NAIA 2 and 3 put so much strain and pressures to our traffic controllers to land air planes of various sizes every five minutes. It also compromise safety. From 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon to 6:00 p.m., air traffic controllers have to guide 29 domestic flights to the National Capital Region. Meaning for those domestic airports that do not have run QUIAMJOT/PAGE 7

FRANCHISING

RUDOLF A. KOTIK An extreme good year was also for the Franchisors selling their opportunities, particular Companies such as Banoks, Gerrys Grill, Mocha Blends, World Chicken, Mongolian Quick Stop, Thirsty Shakes, Whaw!, KOTIK/PAGE 7


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All out justice THE cheer is certainly novel and interesting. The holler is not only admirable but also intriguing. It is some kind of a battle cry for the good, the upright and powerful – categorically telling the bad to stay out of the way or they become wasted by the wayside. To top it all, the proverb was composed and recited by no less than the Chief Executive in the land who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the whole Armed Forces of the Philippines. At first glance, it sounds that no justice shall be tolerated, much less allowed to prevail. It forwards the ready understanding that justice shall be the omnipresent rule that the days of the unjust are over. It is however but right and proper not only to contextualize the sudden invocation of the surprising mantra “All Out Justice,” but also to know more what it means, what is it covered and applies to. Needless to say, there is great bravery, admirable resolve and

nationalist spirit behind the presidential song that immediately caught both the attention and surprise of a good number of people. From a funny little puppy, there suddenly came out a formidable lion roaring loud and angry. “All out War” – no! “All out Justice” – yes! The latter impressive and endearing phenomenal shout could have been left alone – and wherefore also simple leave the people rejoicing and celebrating. But then, candid and simple questions began to be asked here and there – questions that at first glance appear irrelevant but in fact demand clear and forthright answers. Question: Is “All our Justice” applicable but to this and those little sections in Mindanao and occasioned only by the recent killings of admittedly brave soldiers and civilians alike perpetrated in many places in Luzon and the Visayas, as a matter of course? Does it mean that “All out Justice” is only limited in observance

and scope, whereby all other atrocities perpetrated in other regions in the Country are held merely technical and academic? Question: Is “All out Justice” irrelevant to extrajudicial killings, to women violated, to children abused as well as the fetus aborted all over Metro Manila and usually thrown or dumped here and there? Furthermore, is “All Out Justice” nonsense for those killed and incapacitated in the Mendiola Massacre, not to mention the long standing victims of the Hacienda Luisita injustice? “Justice is anything but “All Out” when it is frivolous, discriminatory, selective. *** Enough is Enough! An expression of disgust. A statement of exasperation. A message of warning. All these are combined message and implications of the notice served that “Enough is enough!” What makes this declaration more loaded and significant is that it was

made by no less than the Chief of Supreme Court, that is openly and clearly said in public, and that it received a big and long applause from his audience. His perceived sin is having been appointed Chief Justice by the past administration. He was then subsequently ostracized from high level official events. His other attributed sin is having denied the constitutionality of the so called “Truth Commission.” He was then a marked man as far as the present administration is concerned. Result: The budget of his Department was tinkered with. Response: The Chief Justice spoke and the people in his Department staged rallies of anger and disgust. No. This is not to say that the Chief and the members of his Department are all saints, no. This is neither meant to insinuate that the Supreme Court itself is infallible and cannot wherefore make mistakes. Yes. This is but saying that as mandated by the Constitution itself,

the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of government are equal in dignity, separate in function and independent in operation. When the Chief Executive with the added title of Commander-in-Chief gets the funny idea that he is over and above everybody and everything else -- the Chief Justice included with the whole Judicial Department - then that enmity comes to fore and people come to wonder. In some kind of a tug-of-war between the now incumbent Chief Executive and the likewise incumbent Chief Justice, it is not hard for the general public to favor the latter. Reason: The questionable competence and suspect work ethics of the former -- among other gradually revealed management liabilities. In the matter of “Power,” history the world over is the silent but able witness that after everything is said and done, it is still the “Power of the Pen” that eventually

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de-silted and elevated the tailrace outlet. It replaced all electrical and mechanical equipment which included new turbines, main inlet valves, generators, transformers, control system, circuit breakers and hydraulic structures. A joint venture between SN Power of Norway, a renewable energy company investing in emerging markets and AboitizPower, a major producer of Cleanergy in the Philippines, SNAP-Benguet also owns the adjacent 100MW Binga Hydroelectric Power Plant which is currently being upgraded to 120MW . B oth plants are the first hydro facilities in the country registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Attributed to SNAP-Benguet’s massive rehabilitation and replacement of all equipment and machinery, this CDM accreditation will earn 180,000 carbon emission credits a year, enough to offset the emissions of 80,000 cars. Ambuklao’s reopening also signifies the beginning of more benefits to its host community of Bokod. On top of SNAP-Benguet’s voluntary community development programs that focus on infrastructure, education, livelihood, culture and environmental protection, Bokod will also receive Energy Regulation No. 1-94 (ER-194) host community benefits such as financial assistance for environmental projects which are derived from power generation. Through the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Power Plant’s reopening and SNAP-Benguet’s partnerships with its host communities, the company hopes to pave the way for a brighter future in Benguet.

Airport...

reliable air transportation facilities, to cater the increasing demand of air passenger and cargo, and to boost the economic activities of the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor (CIC) and the Northern Mindanao Region. Implemented by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) with contract by Limited International Competitive Bidding, the project will be completed within 48 calendar months or four (4) years, from January 18, 2008 to January 17, 2012. The total project cost is P7,853.43 million, of which P5,016.65 million or 64% is financed by the Export-Import Development Bank of Korea and P2,836.78 million or 36% by the Philippine Government as counterpart . Of this amount, P5,296.02 M is allocated for Civil Works, P509.12M for Consultancy Services, P708.14M for Air Navi-

gation Facilities, P218.64M for the Access Road and P348.32M for Land Acquisition and Resettlement, P101.24M for Project Administration and P671.95M for Contingencies. Scheduled to be completed by January 2012 and expected to be operational by the 2ndQuarter, next year, the LADP is located in the coastal Municipality of Laguindingan, Mis. Or., some 30 km. away from Cagayan de Oro City, along the CIC, going west to the province of Lanao del Norte in Region 10 and the Zamboanga provinces in Region 9. (pia-10)

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Crescencio Pacalso and attended by local government officials Congressman Ronald Cosalan, Bokod Mayor Mauricio Macay and Vice Mayor Reynaldo Tello and Ambuklao Barangay Captain Arthur Solano. The powerhouse tunnel portal which leads to the new Ambuklao powerhouse was presented during the event, along with the Ambuklao rehabilitation project documentary. SNAP-Benguet also awarded the winners of its “Power to Renew” photo, essay writing and poster making contests, which aimed to promote awareness and a deeper sense of pride for Ambuklao. Considered one of the first and largest hydroelectric power plants of its time, Ambuklao underwent three years of extensive rehabilitation and upgrades through the expert guidance of SNAP-Benguet, which won the bid to own and operate the plant and the adjacent Binga power plant in 2007. On June 1, 2011, Ambuklao’s 35MW Unit 3 turbine commenced commercial operations to the Luzon grid, followed by Units 1 and 2. The plant was shut down in 1999 due to technical problems and heavy siltation in the reservoir brought about by July 1990 earthquake. Although there had been numerous attempts to revive it, the amount of accumulated silt in the reservoir and intake was too overwhelming for repairs. To address this, SNAPBenguet applied innovative plugging solutions that were only previously used by the deep-sea oil and gas industry. It also constructed a new intake and headrace, new penstock, and

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source Korean manufacturer and those of the following work components: General Requirements, Electrical Works – ANS and AGLS, Electrical Substation Facility – High and Low Voltage Electrical Equipment, and ANS ATC Communication System and Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS). Implemented by DOTC, the LADP involves the construction of a new airport of international standard in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental to replace the existing Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City and to procure necessary equipment in order to satisfy operational safety requirements. It envisages the development of a new major trunkline airport of international standards to establish safe and

Quiamjot... from page 6

not have run way lights, the last domestic flight should fly out at 5:00 p.m. and squeeze with the international arrivals coming from the Middle East via Bangkok at NAIA during the peak period. Flights from the European Union coming through via Hongkong start landing at 7:00 p.m.

Kotik... from page 6

Redmoon, RaiRai Ken, Takuyaki, Botoys, Chez Andres Pizza, Mamma Maria Pizza, Gwenz Sandwiches, Potatomadness, Chillers, and Aquahealth, all food businesses which added multiple franchises to their network. In the service sector the following Franchisors added multiple franchised facilities: Budget N style, Fresh Salon, Hortalesa Salon, Tips N Toes Salon,

Philippine tourism is also battling to overcome other problems on foreign governments’ traffic advisor y, global financial uncertainty and climate mitigated weather. Airline uncertainties’ could have a catastrophic impact to inbound travel. It goes back to the saying, that we have the best product, we are good in marketing prowess but we cannot put our act together? D’Che Spa Salon, Sparkles, Johnston Pharmacy, Mega Fonkard Station, Kaila Bags and Accessories, Nothing but Laundry, Rabbit Advertising, Starlaser and Phoenix Petroleum. (Rudolf Kotik is the founder of RK Franchise Consultancy Inc, which developed more than 300 Filipino Companies into Franchise Systems, with address at G/F Minnesota Mansion, 267 Ermin Garcia Street, Cubao, Quezon City. Tel. 9122946)

MGB... from page 10

came after a long and tedious evaluation process vis-a-vis the companies’ compliance to their respective commitments embodied in their original exploration permits,” Jasareno stressed. An exploration permit is a two-year permit issued

wins over the “Power of the Sword” plus the “Power of the Purse.” Reason: No sword can really do away with the force and authority of truth brought to fore by the pen. No purse can really stifle the significance and consequences of reality brought out in the open by the pen. “Let those who pervert democracy and the Constitution for their selfish political ends mistake our judicial decorum, wisdom of silence and sense of dignity as signs of weakness, for nothing can be father from the truth.” by the MGB that allows the holder to search for minerals, renewable for the same period. Jasareno described exploration activities as “having minimum impact to communities and the environment, and do not necessarily lead to the development of a mine.” Paje clarified that the moratorium on the issuance of new mining tenements remains in force until such time that planned reforms in the mining sector are put in place. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) imposed the mining moratorium early this year as it moved to cleanse the mines bureau of ageing and non-moving mining applications. The approvals made by the MGB are not new mining permits, but renewal of exploration permits issued earlier prior to the imposition of the mining moratorium, Paje clarified.

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BusinessWeek Aggie.News 8 November 4-6, 2011 DA-10 promotes health benefits, new variety of corn MINDANAO

IN its campaign to increase corn consumption through promoting several of its health benefits, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 ( DA-10) through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division ( AMAD) and the Agri-Pinoy Corn Program conducted a trainer’s training on October 21, 2011 at Harbor Lights of this city to create a pool of trainers that would largely be responsible in the development of comprehensive information-dissemination materials. The training particularly aimed at encouraging the consumption of white corn as an alternative or complement to the nation’s staple food-rice, which would mainly address the agency’s heretofore thrust of being food secure. Likewise, it intended to introduce a new corn variety known as QPM White Corn IPB Variety 6 (IPB Var 6). According to Dr. Artemio m. Salazar, deputy director and head of the University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding ( UPLB-IPB) and National Corn Research, Development and Extension, respectively, the country may no longer have to import tons of rice from other countries, if and when, majority of the country’s population

will make corn as an alternative or complement of rice. He added, that demand for rice, will likely be lessened, if we integrate corn in our daily meals. Meanwhile, Mr. Chito Rodriguez from the Crop Science Cluster College of Agriculture UPLB-IPB, who tackled on the nutrients of corn, specifically stressed that white corn grits is a healthier alternative to rice. In promotion of IPB Var 6, he explained, that it contains high level of essential amino acids such as lysine and tryptophan, which other corn varieties lack. On one hand, lysine is an essential building block for all proteins and it is needed for proper growth and bone development on children. Moreover, it helps absorb and conserve calcium and plays an important role in the formation of collagen- a substance for bones and connective tissues. Tryptophan, on the other hand, is essential for the production of serotonin, which is one of the key brain chemicals involved in regulating the mood. The IPB Var 6 also has amylase content and low Glycemic Index (GI) which slows down digestion and energy release. GI, in particular, measures how fast and how much food intake raises blood glucose

Corn is Healthy to the Body. L to R: Dr. Artemio M. Salazar of UPLB-IPB Deputy Director and National Corn RDE as he discussed the Supply Chain of Corn and its Anatomy and Physiology; Mr. Chito Rodriguez Crop Science Cluster College of Agriculture UPLB as he discussed the nutrients found in corn and its health benefits. SMRFABULAR

levels. Food with higher index values increase blood sugar more rapidly than food with lower GI values. Thus, eating corn lowers blood sugar; thereby is good for diabetics. Additionally, corn contains phytonutrients that protect body cells

from the harmful effects of free radicals. In addition, it contains anti-oxidants, carotenoid and high concentration of lutein. Further, it prevents colon cancer as it is rich in fiber. Other speakers who graced the

training are; Dr. Wilma A. HurtadaUPLB-IPB and Institute of Human Nutrition and Food; Dr. Edralina P. Serrano- UPLB-Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Centre; Ms. Kim Cochon- Department of Biostatistics College of Public Health

University of the Philippines, Manila; and Regional Rice Coordinator of DA-10 Mr. Larry Er. Paraluman, who also reported on the corn industry status of Mindanao and other pertinent issues and concerns.(SUZY MAY ROA - FABULAR DA -10

Aggie dept brings good agricultural practices on corn ILIGAN City -- Due to the large number of corn growers and sellers/traders in the local market, the Department of Agriculture Regional field Unit 10 ( DA-10) through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) and the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards( BAFPS) together with the City Agriculture Office of Iligan City conducted the

Good Agricultural Practices ( GAP) Training on Corn with the aim to impart the best practices used to prevent or reduce hazards during the production, harvesting and post-harvest handling of corn. The two-day training was held at Crystal Inn in Barangay Tibanga. The GAP training on corn’s goal is to inculcate appropriate practices and measures for the prevention and

Trainer and Trainees. The pose of the trainees with their mentors. Sitted from L-R: Ms. Kim Cochon UP Manila College of Public Health; Dr. Wilma Hurtada UPLB Institute of Human Nutrition and Food; Mr. Chito Rodreguez IPB Crop Sci Cluster UPLB and Dr. Edralina P. Serrano UPLB Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center ( PHTRC). SMRFABULAR REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION SPL. PROC. NO. 443 OF THE MINOR KRYSTAL JANE DADO, SPOUSES ROMEO N. ENCENDENCIA AND ZENAIDA DADO-ENCENDENCIA, Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------/

control of different food hazards amongst farmers. The training is based on a code or set of consolidated safety and quality standards formulated by the department for the production, harvesting and on-farm post harvest handling, and storage of corn. Through the introduction of this set of standards, farmers will have a guide in producing quality corn. Moreover, the GAP approach employs recommendations and available knowledge to address environmental, economic and social sustainability from on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting to safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products. Mainly, the training introduced the GAP corn aspects that warrant full attention amongst farmers, if they want to be certified as a GAP compliant. The GAP corn aspects are: farm location; farm environment; farm structure and facility maintenance; farming practices (including land preparation, seed material, pesticide and fertilizer

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that ANECITAS CAHOY ETOR has (complete name of the petitioner) filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from ENICITAS to ANECITAS

(Sgd.) RUSTICO PADERANGA Judge BWM Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 4, 2011

(new first name to be adopted)

In the birth certificate of ENICITAS CAHOY who was born on (complete name of document owner)

20 March 1949 at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents (complete date of birth)

(place of birth)

are DEMETRIO CAHOY and ANACLITA VELOZ. (name of father)

to the code of GAP. Upon the application and submission of documents, they will then be evaluated, and from here on, a notification of inspection will be sent to the applicant 30 days prior to audit. After evaluation, an actual inspection will follow by technical personnel duly designated

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EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late LOLITO BALINTON SR. who died on September 5, 1996 and ERLINDA MONTES BALINTON, who died on October 19, 1998 at Talacogon, Agusan Del Sur, left parcels of Land under the Tax Declaration of Real Property TD/ARP No. 06-12-0001-00182CAD-1118-D LOT No. 1-A in the name of BALINTON, LOLITO (HRS. OF). Situated in San Agustin, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, with a total area of 4,538 SQUARE METERS MORE OR LESS, are under EXTRA JUDICIAL SET TLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND in favor to EMERITO M. BALINTON, LOLITO BALINTON JR., ANABELE M. BALINTON, MARGARITO M. BALINTON, JONDE M. BALINTON, ALMA M. BALINTON and VILMA BALINTON are the surviving and legitimate children, compulsory and sole heirs of the late LOLITO BALINTON SR. and ERLINDA MONTES BALINTON, under Notary of Atty. Germiniano A. Demecillo Jr. as per Doc. No. 180, Page No. 18, Book No. XXV, Series of 2011.

Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region Branch 20 Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

(first name to be changed)

record of the farm or the company/ corporation. If, in any case, Produce Marketing Organization (PMOs) express interest for certification, they must illustrate that they have 100% control of the registered farmers of the group requesting certification, that is , all individual growers operate under the same management systems and adhere

BWM October 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 2011

RA form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Misamis Oriental City/Municipality: Medina

ORDER Petitioners, through counsel, avers, that they are Canadian citizens (Former Filipino Citizens), of legal ages and capacities, husband and wife and residents of 14985 Bluebird Cresent Surrey BC V3R 4T8, Canada but can be served with summons and other processes of the Court at Aguran, Bonbon, Sagay, Camiguin, care of Spouses Tomas A. Dado and Angelita O. Dado. Petitioners who are fifty six (56) and fifty one (51) years old respectively, have been legally married for nearly thirty (30) years but have not been blessed with a baby girl. They seek to adopt the minor Krystal Jane Dado who was born legitimate on November 20, 2004, to Spouses Tomas A. Dado and Angelita O. Dado who gave their consent to the adoption. The biological son of the petitioner also gave their consent to the adoption. Petitioners are gainfully employed and possess all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications to adopt. Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall, at Lakas, Mambajao, Camiguin on December 7, 2011 to start at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let copy of the petition and of this Order be furnished the Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Region X, Cagayan de Oro City, for the preparation and confirmation of the child and home study reports and submit the same before the date of hearing as well as to conduct counseling sessions with the natural parents on the matter of adoption of the adoptee and accordingly submit a report therein before the date of hearing; and another copy of the petition and of this Order be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, the Provincial Prosecutor of Camiguin, the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin, the Local Civil Registrar of Sagay, Camiguin and the biological parents Spouses Tomas A. Dado and Angelita O. Dado at Aguran, Bonbon, Sagay, Camiguin for any step they may deem best and proper to take in this Petition. Let copy of this Order be published at petitioners’ expense once a week for three successive weeks before the scheduled hearing in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin. Any person or entity opposed to the petition in this case may file written opposition at any reasonable time before the scheduled hearing and personally appear during the hearing to show cause why the petition shall not be granted. SO ORDERED. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 12th day of September 2011.

application, pests and disease management, weed management, water management harvesting and postharvesting practices); worker’s health and safety; and farm management. Among the many aims of the GAP Certification is to increase market access of corn grains, corn grits and other corn based products, both in local and foreign markets; empower farmers to respond to stringent quality requirement of consumers and feed millers; and establish a list or database of GAP certified farms and farmers to be recognized nationwide, who have, in particular, set the benchmark for the production of safe and quality corn. Corn growers interested to be certified as GAP compliant should submit a completed application form to the Secretary of DA through the GAP certification committee. Supporting documents needed on the onset of GAP certification application are the following; farm or organization profile, company or corporation Certificate of Registration and track

(name of mother)

Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 8, 2011. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar BWM Oct. 31 & Nov. 4, 2011 Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD Northern Mindanao Region 3/F Dupoint Building, Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro City

Telephones: (08822) 721-466 & (088) 856-5088; email address: www.hlurb.gov.ph

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that H. Ad DEVELOPERS CORPORATION, with office address at No. 54 T. Chaves Street, Cagayan de Oro City and represented by its President, Ms. MARJORIE G. HERNANDO, has filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, a sworn registration statement for the sale of memorial park plots located within PARKE DE SAN JOSE MEMORIAL PARK, situated at Sitio Vencer, Cogon, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title T-30347 containing a total area of Fourteen Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety (14,990) square meters; that the registration statement and all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application; and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of the proper fees. Any person with valid objection to the registration of the project may file his/her objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-Northern Mindanao Region, Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro City, with telephone numbers (08822) 721-466 and (088) 856-5088, within ten (10) days from the date of publication. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, 21 October 2011.

IN RE; PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE, ETC. ROSEMARIE CRAIZ EDUAVE, Petitioner,

SPL. PROC. CASE NO. 2011-117

-versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Respondent X----------------------------------x ORDER Considering that the order of this court setting the initial hearing of this case has not yet been published, let the initial hearing of this case be had on November 7, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. Let copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental and the City of Cagayan de Oro after a raffle to be conducted by the Office of the Executive Judge. The Local Civil Registrar of El Salvador City or any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose cancellation or correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from the notice of petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file his opposition thereto. Furnish the Office of the Solicitor General and the City Prosecutor copy of this order and the petition for their information and guidance. SO ORDERED. Given in open court this 14th day of September, 2011 at Cagayan de Oro City

By Authority of the Board:

(Sgd.) BONIFACIO M. MACABAYA Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS Officer-in-Charge BWM Oct 28 & Nov. 4, 2011

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NEWS CAPS Policy rate setting THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said there is more room to keep interest rates steady until the end of the year on the back of benign inflation and slower-than-expected economic growth. BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said that the current policy stance of the central bank remained appropriate as inflation remained manageable. The next policy rate setting meeting of the BSP is scheduled on December 1. This is also the last policy rate setting meeting of the central bank this year. Government spending STATE spending in October continued to improve but Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said it was too early to say whether disbursements are enough to meet the expenditure program for the month. He said government agencies are focusing on easy-to-implement projects to be able to catch up on spending. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) he said, has been prodding some agencies such as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Health (DOH) to boost spending. Abad said the goal is to not go below the P260-billion revised deficit outlook for the year. Monetary authorities have said that the government needs to boost spending to support economic growth. In September, the government has spent a total of P1.395 trillion in allotments, according to DBM. This is equivalent to 85 percent of the P1.645-trillion budget for 2011 and 11.9 percent more than the P1.248 trillion in allotments issued in the same period of 2010. Air taxes THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it has already addressed the problem being raised by foreign carriers on the common carriers tax and that further amendments must be addressed to Congress. “Whatever we can do administratively we have already done,” Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares said. She said that the BIR has already made the necessary adjustments and that the law is very clear. If foreign carriers are still not satisfied with the changes, they should go to Congress and lobby for further amendments. Open access of energy ENERGY Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras said open access may be declared by the second half of 2012 after its deferment last week. The Energy department is discussing the implementation of open access and retail competition with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Distribution utilities and electricity end-users petitioned the ERC for the deferment saying there is not enough time to ready the necessary systems. Open access is a regime where electricity end-users can choose where to source their electricity. PLDT-Digitel deal THE Senate’s franchise-issuing Public Services Committee is supporting the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) approval of the deal between Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Digital Telecommunications Philippines Inc. But its chairman, Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., said the NTC “must make sure the prerequisites it had set regarding the share-swap deal are fully complied by both companies.” Revilla reminded the NTC that “it must protect the interest of the consuming public and uphold fair competition in any merger, consolidation, acquisition or similar transaction of telecommunication companies.” The senator described as commendable the NTC’s order for PLDT to divest itself of 10Mhz of 3G radio frequency.

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heavy toll not just within the conflict areas but on the whole of Mindanao.”

Davao del Norte governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario said that by allowing the local chief executives participation in the peace process, they would be able to help defuse the tension between the soldiers and the rebel movements. “The local government units will have a bigger access to engage the groups in their areas aside from participating in the actual negotiations,” Mr. Del Rosario told BusinessWorld on Thursday after announcing the support of his group, the Confederation of Provincial Governors, City Mayors and Municipal Mayors League Presidents of Mindanao, to the “all-out justice” call of President Benigno C.Aquino III. He said the government peace panels should also strengthen the consultations they undertake with local government units for the latter to be able to convey the messages of their constituents. “This is necessary because we are the voices of our constituents,” he added, pointing out that the present situation of consultation is still wanting. Mr. Del Rosario added that it would be better if the National Government also initiates locally driven peace talks with bigger local participation. “We are the ones who know the situation on the ground,” he said. The confederation said its members “support the calibrated and targeted military actions against the lawless elements.” The group also pointed out that the “all-out war” stance is “not an option because the collateral damage can take a

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from page 1 a automated teller machine, a point-of-sale debit bills payments, electronic foreign remittance, online interbranch cash transfer and Internet banking. In the first three years of operations, these offices are expected to contribute about P534,000 ($12,331.1 in income based on bank projection. “The only limitation for each MBO is that only micro deposits of not more than P15,000 ($346.38) and only micro loans of not more than P150,000 ($3,463.8) are allowed by BSP to be serviced by MBOs,” the bank said. The bank added that the establishment of these offices will allow it to expand its infrastructure to “microfinance clients in growth center”. “Inclusive banking is the general strategy,” it added. The bank has already 81 branches after it absorbed the Rural Bank of New Corella in New Corella, Davao del Norte last month. Its assets have grown to about P22 billion ($508.024 million), while its paid-up common shareholdings are about P1.45 billion. Meanwhile, the bank reported that its loan window went up by 39% during the first three quarters of the year to P8 billion compared with the same period last year. This was driven by the continued patronage of public school teachers as loans extended to them went up by 28.9 to P4.54 billion from P3.23 billion last year. Alex V. Buenaventura, bank president said the “tremendous upsurge is brought by the regained competitiveness” of

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additional details on Ayala’s plans for the area. Ayala Corp. is present in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water utility and electronics manufacturing. Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II said last week that the contract to operate and maintain Laguindingan Airport will be bid out to the private sector by the first quarter of 2012. The airport can accommodate 1.2 million passengers per year, data from the PPP center website showed. Roxas said Laguindingan airport will be completed by the end of next year. Ayala’s plan reflects a growing trend among Philippine conglomerates seeking opportunities in the domestic transport sector amid aggressive targets by the government to boost tourist arrivals to 6 million visitors by 2016, up from 3.45 million last year. San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. already announced plans to participate in potential auctions for prime air gateways such as Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila and Diosdado Macapagal Internatioanl Airport in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. SMC, which operates the Caticlan Airport near Boracay Island, separately revealed plans to bid for airport contracts in Bohol, the Caraga area in northeast Mindanao and Puerto Princesa in Palawan. JG Summit Holdings Inc., owner of the Philippines’ biggest budget airliner Cebu Pacific, may also bid for government airport projects, company president Lance Gokongwei said earlier. Meanwhile, Ayala has been expanding its presence in other infrastructure projects. For power, the company has sealed joint venture deals for renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. In June, it closed an agreement with Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. to build a 135-megawatt (MW) thermal plant in Batangas. Gonzalez said the company is targeting to add 200 MW of new capacity every year to hit its goal of 1,000 MW in five years. Ayala is also bidding for the Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway, the first scheduled project under the government’s PPP program. the bank in lending to teachers. The bank not only reduced the interest rate on this loan to 7.5% per year from 12% per year, but also doubled the maximum loan amount to P300,000 per borrower. The bank also increased the loan term to three years from two years. However, the profitability of the bank suffered a drop of 27% from P216 million in income during the previous year to P157 million this year. Mr. Buenaventura explained that one of the reasons in the drop of net income was the “P27 million in loan-loss provision” and the P20 million used in absorbing the Rural Bank of New Corella. Its deposits went up by 12% during the period to P9.4 billion, or P1 billion more than the same period last year, Mr. Buenaventura added.

ALLEAP PROJECTS. Gov. Khalid Dimaporo and Rep. Fatima Aliah Dimaporo lead the ribboncutting ceremony for the ALLEAP Kapatagan training site while Mayor Benjie Baguio look on.

CDA aims massive expansion of cooperative membership Under RA 9520, ECs the so-called electric cooperatives (ECs) into genuine cannot enjoy the privilege cooperatives as a strategy of tax exemption unless they MARAWI City -- The Co- to increase membership. CDA/PAGE 11 operative Development Authority (CDA) is planning REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT for the massive expansion 10TH JUDICIAL REGION of cooperative membership BRANCH 28 MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN in this province. Lawyer Paisalin Tago, IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR SPL. PROC. NO. 445 CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE RECORDS CDA Administrator for OF BIRTH IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL Mindanao, said one of the CIVIL REGISTRY OF SAGAY, CAMIGUIN. agenda of the authority is to LILIA M. CASTANARES-GALANG, increase the total memberPetitioner. ship to 20 million by 2013, THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF SAGAY, compared to the current PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN, total membership of more Respondent. X---------------------------------------------------------/ than seven (7) million, only. He said the CDA is enORDER couraging cooperatives to Petitioner, Lilia M. Castanares-Galang, of legal age, Filipino, married to register, again, as mandated Pedrito A. Galang and a resident of Block 15, Lot 2, NHA, Phase 1, Kauswagan, by Republic Act 9520, citing Cagayan de Oro City, through counsel, alleges that she was born on February 10, 1957 at Centro, Sagay, formerly Misamis Oriental, now Province of that currently only more Camiguin to spouses Conrado A. Castanares and Eugenia Mendez. The fact of than 20,000 cooperatives her birth was duly recorded in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sagay, Camiguin. However, when she secured a copy of her Certificate of Live Birth are registered compared to from the National Statistics Office (NSO), she discovered that it erroneously the more than 90,000 regrecorded her date of birth as April 1, 1957 instead of the correct one which is February 10, 1957 which she has always been using in all her private and istered cooperatives before public dealings. Petitioner is therefore seeking correction of such erroneous the enactment of the new entry, hence, this petition is filed. cooperative code. The petition being sufficient in form and substance is hereby set for hearing in this Court’s Session Hall on December 9, 2011 to start at 8:30 o clock in the One of the speakers morning. during the recent second Let copy of this Order and of the petition and its annexes be sent to each of the following: provincial cooperative con1. Office of the Solicitor General gress held at the Social Hall 2. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mambajao, Camiguin; 3. Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sagay, Camiguin; and of the Provincial Capitol, 4. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Mambajao, Camiguin. here, Tago emphasized that A copy of this Order is required to be published at petitioner’s expense in any newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Camiguin once a week putting up a cooperative for three consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing. is a solution to minimize Any person or entity whose interest might be adversely affected by the poverty, reduce unemployproceedings in this case may file written opposition and personally appear during the hearing and substantiate the same. ment, and promote peace SO ORDERED. and order. Done in Mambajao, Camiguin, this 17th day of October 2011. He also disclosed that (Sgd.) RUSTICO D. PADERANGA they are eyeing conversion of BWM November 4, 11 & 18, 2011 Judge By APIPA BAGUMBARAN Contributor

To All the People of Sitio Balongkot, Barangay Dansolihon!!! Maayong Pagsa-olog sa inyong Kapistahan!!! Greetings From:

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Laguindingan airport is 80-percent finished By RUTCHIE CABAHUG-AGUHOB Contributor

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ISAMIS Orietnal— An actual accomplishment of 80.43%, out of the targeted 86.67% or a delay of schedule by 6.24%, was noted on two (2) major components of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP), as of June 30, this year. These components include the project’s Civil Works and the Air Navigation System and Support Facilities (ANSSF), Director Guillermo L. Leonardo of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said. The scoop of the Civil Works include the Runway, taxiways, aircraft parking bays, Passenger Terminal Bldg., Operation and Con-

trol Tower Bldg., Power House Bldg., Cargo Terminal Bldg., Maintenance Bldg., Cold Water Receiving Station Administration Bldg., Waste Water Treatment Plant. Those of the ANSSF include the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of ILS/DME, DVOR/DME and Airfield Lighting System with sole AIRPORT/PAGE 7

Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno welcomes over 600 children and mentors from day care centers all over the province during the Universal Children’s Month confab. RODOLFO D . MENDOZA / PIA -10

MGB okays mining firm’s exploration in Misor THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has given its nod to Sagittarius Mines, Inc. and a mining firm in Misamis Oriental to resume exploration activities. The two firms in Mindanao were part of 10 mining companies nationwide whose applications to resume exploration activities were approved recently by Leo Jasareno, MGB acting national director. Environment Secretary

Ramon Paje had earlier allowed the MGB to resume the renewal of exploration permits (EP) following the “upbeat result” of the Mining Philippines 2011 conference held last month in Pasay City. Aside from Sagittarius Mines EP-00001-08-XI, Cessmag Development, Inc. (EP-000006A-X) in Misamis Oriental is the other mining company in Mindanao whose exploration permit

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an agreement with the provincial government and heads of sugar industry to put up this newly built sugar workers’ training center in the province. “This is in response to President Aquino’s call for the private sector to engage in more public-private partnership (PPP) to fight hunger and ensure adequate food,” he added. “We, therefore, express our gratitude to the provincial government, the sugar industry players, the farmers and the sugar workers who were with us in this endeavor,” Escobido said. (pia 10)

from page 2 Misamis Oriental marks Universal Children’s Month with over 600 children from day care centers all over the province anchored on this year’s theme, “Local council for the protection of children (LCPC) para sa bright child: Pakilusin, palakasin, pagtulungan natin.” RODOLFO D . MENDOZA / PIA -10

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international, local government units (LGUs), national line agencies, nongovernment organizations, people’s organizations, and the private sector. Such policies will ensure viable, competitive and

sustainable cooperatives as engine of growth and development, Tago said. Furthermore, CDA will also promote cooperativism as the vehicle for social transformation to build strategic and synergistic alliances between and among stakeholders in the cooperative industry.

sugar mills in Bukidnon— Crystal Sugar Company (CSC) and Bukidnon Sugar Milling Company (BUSCO)—that shared to the SAP fund vast amount from their profits. “While we felt the dire need, the provincial government also offered more than 500 sq.m. land area for this project,” Governor Calingasan said. Likewise, Engr. Saturnino Escobido, Head of DOLE Bukidnon, recounted how they were able to enter into

was renewed three weeks ago, MGB data showed. The eight others operate either in Luzon or in the Visayas. Total expenditure commitments by the 10 companies for exploration and environmental activities based on approved work programs amounted to P220.61 mil-

lion and P206.34 million, respectively, it added. In a statement, Jasareno said the evaluation process taken by the bureau on the renewal applications of the mining companies were “long and tedious.” “The go-signal to renew the 10 exploration permits MGB/PAGE 7

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the third year. The balance shall remain in the cash card until renewal/reactivation. Should the member opt to reactivate his/her LCC, a reactivation fee will be required in the amount of fifty pesos (P50.00) only. Personnel from the Land Bank Velez Branch will be stationed at the Pag-IBIG Fund Cagayan de Oro Branch to accept the first 35,155 LCC applicants. The qualified LCC applicants will present the duly endorsed Letter of Introduction (LOI) from the Fund, to the LBP counter personnel. The LCC applicants are requested to submit a photocopy of their valid ID to the LBP counter personnel and present the same ID for authentication.

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chants. The aggregate monthly credit will only be at a maximum of P100,000. Whereas, the maximum amount for withdrawal thru the LBP ATM is limited at P50,000 per day. The POS and the Express Payment System are only limited to P20, 000 per day. The LCC, however, shall not bear any interest nor is it covered by an insurance with the Philippine Deposit Insurance Company. It has no dormancy period but is only valid for three (3) years. Withdrawals shall no longer be allowed from the cash card at the end of


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Camiguin Highland Resort

A Paradise in the Island of your Imagination By JOE PALABAO Correspondent

NESTLED perfectly on a beautifully landscaped area at Lakas, Soro-Soro, Mambajao, Camiguin Highland Resort is considered a paradise within a paradise. With its world class amenities and services, the resort has become a favorite meeting place of dignitaries, celebrities, domestic and foreign tourists when they visit the paradise island of Camiguin. It is also an ideal resort for corporate functions and conferences. Camiguin Highland Resort is a perfect place to unwind, enjoy their gourmet cuisine, keep cool in their swimming pool and jacuzzi, see the verdant and green fields and trees as you enjoy horseback riding and relax in the evening while having a body massage. They offer Island Tour packages and Scuba Diving along the blue waters of Camiguin. Camiguin Highland Resort is only few minutes ride to the town proper of

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are registered with the CDA and registering will mean the member-consumers of ECs will then and there become cooperative members. Aside from the expansion in membership, the CDA will also boost and enhance its delivery mechanism and provide an enabling environment for the strengthening and development of cooperatives in the country. As provided in the Philippine Cooperative Medium-Term Development Plan (PCMTDP) for 2011-2016, the CDA will ensure access of cooperatives to global markets,

HOTELS RESTAURANTS Pryce Plaza Hotel Hotel Koresco

Pueblo de Oro Golf Course,CDO, fax. No. [088] 858-9748

tel. Nos. 858-9748 to 54, E-mail:hotelkoresco@yahoo.com

Mallberry Suites

Limketkai Drive ,CDO, Tel. No. [088]854-3999 / 854-7999 E-mail:info@mallberrysuites.com

Dynasty Court Hotel

Tiano-Hayes Sts. CDO, Tel. No. 726876 / 726962 / 857-5410 E-mail:dynasty@philcom.ph

The Marigold Hotel Mambajao, Katibawasan Falls, Balbagon and Benoni port. It is about 25 minutes boatride to Mantigue Island and 35 minutes to the famous White Island. It was learned that former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stayed at Camiguin Highland Resort during her visit here, also dignitaries like Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes, singer Pilita Corrales, actor Richard Gomez, actress Charlene Gonzales, to name a few. During the recent weeklong 32nd Lanzones Festival

hel last month, officials of the Department of Tourism region 10 headed by office-incharge Maria Elena Manalo made Camiguin Highland Resort as their home as they took a breather while revisiting Camiguin tourist destinations. Resort owner Mr. Tony Yu told BusinessWeek Mindanao that the resort is made to cater for corporate affairs and family vacation with amenities like billiards, table tennis, darts, outdoor volleyball, badminton and at the same time commune with nature’s

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best. For vacation and tours to Camiguin Island of Your Imagination, stay at Camiguin Highland Resort located at Lakas, Soro-soro, Mambajao, Camiguin Island, Philippines. For bookings and reservations call their Camiguin Office: (088) 387-05-15 to 17; 0917-827-0200; 0926-8482534 and Cebu Office: (032) 234-2641; 0922-819-8020, 0922 819 8030, or visit their website at www.camiguinhighlandresort.com or email at info@camiguinhighlandresort.com

3 Bukidnon skyrunners among world’s top 20 THREE Bukidnon runners recently landed in the top 20 elite Skyrunners of the World during the recently concluded 25th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2011 held in Borneo, Malaysia last October 22-23. Jemarvin Cabilan finished 11th, Leo Calonia at 12th place for the men’s race and Helen Tacling who finished 20th place in the women’s division. Dr. Rachito ‘Chi’ Abellonosa, coach and trainor of the Bukidnon-Philippine Elite Skyrunners of the World told Business Week Mindanao, said that there were about 300 hundred runners from all over the world who joined in the event. Runners were made to run up and down Mt. Kinabalu, a 4,095.2-meter mountain with a total distance of 21 kilometers in less than three hours to be declared the Champion

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Bukidnon skyrunners landed among the world’s top 20 during the 25th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2011 held in Borneo. They were (from right) Jemarven Cabilan (11th), Leo Calonia (12th), Helen Tacling (20th), with Dr. Rachito Abellanosa of Unifruitti as their coach.

of the ‘World’s Toughest Mountain Race.’ Abellanosa said the race, called Climbathon, is the final race of the 7-series of 2011 Sky Runners World Series and is the only race in the circuit held outside Europe. Skyrunner World Series is regulated and coordinated by the European based International Skyrunning Federation ((ISF). Dubbed as the World’s

Toughest Mountain Race, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is the ultimate challenge to take to those who have enough to test their endurance by running up and down Mt. Kinabalu for a total of 21 kilometers. This extraordinary 21 kilometers race up and down Mt. Kinabalu boasts the grueling vertical climbs of 2,300 meters over a mere eight and a half kilometers.

provide viable linkages and networks to support cooperatives and establish appropriate quality system. It also creates the appropriate environment for partnership among cooperatives, both local and international, local government units (LGUs), national line agencies, nongovernment organizations, people’s organizations, and the private sector. Such policies will ensure viable, competitive and sustainable cooperatives as engine of growth and development, Tago said. Furthermore, CDA will also promote cooperativism as the vehicle for social transformation to build strategic and

synergistic alliances between and among stakeholders in the cooperative industry. (pia-10)

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Directors of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM). Subsequent to the actual inspection, consisting of activities such as interview with the farmers, sampling analysis and an exit interview guided by a GAP checklist, inspectors will submit a report to the GAP certification committee for evaluation, which may either be approved, denied or granted a conditional GAP certification. As for GAP certified farm or farmers who wish to renew their GAP

Mount Kinabalu which is Asia’s second tallest mountain and is set in a splendid tropical Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. In a gripping battle for the Skyrunner Super Title, Spanish Kilian Jormet triumphed ver y tightly over Marco de Gasperi in the men’s race. Marco de Gasperi is second at Mt. Kinabalu, a Spanish skimountaineer, long distance runner, mountain biker and duathlete. 2h37:04 was Jornet’s winning time, De Gasperi is just 44” late closed in 2h37’48” and Spanish Luis Hernando finished a happy 3rd in 2h42’36” behind these two Skyrunning Super Stars, crème of the crop and Elite Runners of the World. The three Bukidnon runners bested other participants from Brunei, Malaysia, Great Britain, Japan, Indonesia, and Kenya. They were sponsored by UNIFRUITTI of Bukidnon and were trained and managed by Mr. Abellanosa and Maite Abellanosa of Ohana Adventures. certification, the manager or the farm owner may apply for renewal 1 month prior to the anniversary date of the certificate. Upon receiving the renewal request, a new certificate shall be issued, wherein an inspection shall be performed the following thirty (30) days, preferably during the growing or post harvesting operations. The two-day training was attended by a pool of experts, namely:Dr. Candido B. Damo of Agri Pinoy Corn Program, DA Central Office; Mr. Rolando Gomez, National Food Authority; Edna T. Begino Head for Aflatoxin Lab Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI); and Mr. Ibrahim A. Racmat Science Research Specialist from Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Products Standards (BAFPS) and Ms. Remina B. Occeña Chief Regional Soils Testing Laboratory of DA Regional Field Office 10. (SUZY MAY ROA - FABULAR DA 10)

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Marco Resort Tel. No. 732182 / 855-220

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A.Velez St. CDO, Tel. No. 726080 / 726590 / 856-2505 E-mail: info@theviphotel.com.ph

Philtown Hotel

Makahambus-Velez St. CDO,Tel. No. 723089 / 856-1813

De Luxe Hotel

Capt. V. Roa St. CDO, Tel. No. 726527 /857-2144

Maxandrea Hotel

J.R. Borja St. CDO, Tel. No. 729943/ 857-2244 / 857-4154

Grand City Hotel

A.Velez- Sts. CDO Tel. No. 723551 / 723658 / 857-1900

Country Village Hotel

Carmen, Cag. de Oro Tel. No. 71-22-03, 71-22-01, 7122-05

Southwinds Hotel

Capt. V. Roa Sts.CDO,Tel. No. 727623 / 724803 / 856-2036 E-mail:i_agudo@hotmail.com

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Tel. Nos. 754525/ 754263/ 3091986, Fax No. (8822) 754497

Pearlmont Inn

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What’s cooking with Mang Inasal’s 11.11.11? THE buzz is on as Mang Inasal builds up the suspense towards 11.11.11. Ads in print, tv and on the streets have the public wondering what the talk is all about. All we can see is that Mang Inasal is going to give us something big this coming November 11, 2011 - but what is it? Many propose that Manny Pacquiao might be launched as the new Mang Inasal endorser, complete with boxing shorts in Mang Inasal colors during the fight as one of the Mang Inasal 11.11.11 ads feature a boxing match. It has been rumored that The Pacman’s favorite Mang Inasal dishes are the Paborito Meal #2 Pecho and the ever popular bangus sisig. O t h e r s s p e c u l at e though that Mang Inasal will inaugurate another 11 branches on the 11th, making Mang Inasal the second biggest restaurant chain under the JFC Group, next only to Jollibee, or that Mang Inasal will open 11 new stores in 11 different locations overseas- US, Asia and in the Middle

East. An industry insider argues though that Mang Inasal will launch 11 new products on the 11th, another first in the Philippine QSR industry, or it may be possible that a chickenall-you-can promo will be launched, available every 11th of the month starting on November 11th. Sporty types are excited too as it has been rumored that Mang Inasal will be

supp or t ing Phi lippine sports, kicking off with the SEA Games this November 11th, but the rumor mill has been grinding among tv networks that Mang Inasal will be launching a reality tv show ala- The Apprentice where in Edgar Sia II, fondly known as “Injap”, the country’s youngest billionaire and founder of Mang Inasal will have an ala-Donald

Trump role. Wow! So many speculations just because of one number- 1!-11-11 Mang Inasal has truly succeeded not only in stirring the public’s palates but also the public’s curiousity. Only a few days before we find out, so stay tuned- and in the meantime, enjoy your favorite Mang Inasal meals!

2-kg. of beef distribution to highlight Lanao Norte ‘beef-sharing’ festival TUBOD, Lanao del Norte -- A centralized distribution of beef will highlight the observance of the Eid Al-Adha Korban “BeefSharing” festival, here, on Sunday, Nov. 6. A major highlight of the event, the beef distribution, which will take place at the Sagadan Trade Center in Tubod Agora Market, will start at 9:00 a.m. and holders of beef coupons will be entitled to 2 kilos of fresh beef. The celebration of Korban ‘Beef Sharing” is spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in cooperation with Pacific Dialogue Foundations. Governor Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo said Eid Al-Adha, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” is the second most momentous festival in the Muslim calendar. Dimaporo said the Eid Al-Adha is an Islamic celebration to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Dimaporo said Lanao del Norte, the Land of Beauty and Bounty, is the first province in the Philippines that will celebrate this very significant festivity through meat sharing with its constituents. phil. information agency


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