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Cagayan de Oro City

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December 27, 2011

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OUT OF 19 TYPHOONS THAT STRIKE THE COUNTRY

Sendong’s deadliest

HOUSING FOR SENDONG-AFFECTED RESIDENCE Mayor Vicente Y. Emano poses with representatives of the Filipino Chinese Community of the Philippines after discussing plan to put up at least 300 houses for families who have been affected by the storm Sendong. The housing project is tentatively planned to be constructed in a six-hectare lot in Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo supplied

By BEN CAL, Philippine News Agency

OUT of the 18 typhoons that struck the country this year, the 19th tropical storm “Sendong” (international code Washi) was the most deadliest in terms of human lives lost that could reach over 2,000. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in its bulletin as of 6 a.m. on Christmas Day that the number of fatalities remained at a status quo at 1,100 and 1,079 missing. But finding those missing alive is becoming slimmer and slimmer as each day passes by. There are fears the missing could be dead by this time. Rescuers have difficulty in recovering the victims due to the tons of mud that have covered the wide area of destruction in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City and Dumaguete City that bore the brunt of Sendong.

So deadly was Sendong’s fury that houses were toppled like matches, trees uprooted and vehicles were washed out and overturned and piled up on top of the other. Sendong dumped tons of rain never before seen in the last 50 years in northern Mindanao, particularly Cagayan de Oro and Iligan which are not normally within the path of typhoons. Residents in these places were complacent that when the warning was issued by the government of an impending storm, they apparently ignored it. They went to sleep that night of December 16 and DEADLIEST/p.2

Today’s Weather At 2 a.m. y e s terday, the Low Pressure Area was estimated (LPA) based on satellite and surface data at 30-kilometer West Northwest of Butuan City (9.0°N, 125.3°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains. Visayas and Mindanao including southern Palawan will be cloudy with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast to North with slight to moderate seas. SOURCE : PAGASA

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SUERTRES REGALO 2 DIGIT RELIEF GOODS. Evacuees from Magatas in Sibulan, Negros Oriental carry relief goods given by Globe employee-volunteers during the company’s relief operations last Wednesday. The Globe, through its corporate social responsibility arm Globe Bridging Communities (Globe BridgeCom), also distributed rice, canned goods, and instant noodles plus blankets, and underwear in various evacuation centers in Cagayan de Oro City, Dumaguete City, Sibulan, and Iligan City. Photo supplied

41 die in B’non; 2 towns under state of calamity Mary Ann Noble’s full story on page 7

Palace warns squatters not to return to devastated Isla de Oro By CHICHI CONDE, InterAksyon.com

THE Palace has warned local officials in Cagayan de Oro not to allow residents of Isla de Oro to return to the slum area that was devastated by the flash floods caused by tropical storm Sendong. “The President gave very explicit instructions to the local government unit and to the Philippine National Police not to allow the residents to return. We have already seen what happened,” deputy presidential

spokesperson Abigail Valte said. Isla de Oro is a sandbar in the middle of the river that was turned into a squatter’s colony; many of the victims of the flash floods in Cagayan de Oro lived there. “We also appeal to the residents there to heed the call of the President. Let us not expose ourselves to further danger,” Valte added. The Palace official said construction efforts for tem-

porary shelters for Sendong victims both in Cagayan de Oro and in Iligan City. President Benigno Aquino III has earlier ordered the release of P150 million for core shelters in the two areas. Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano earlier said he should not be blamed for the large number of settlers on Isla de Oro that was ravaged by the typhoon. Emano said many residents had already settled on the sandbar even when he was still a boy.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

People panic due to highwater in Misoc By PJ TREMEDAL

monitored but news information that reach the whole Misamis Occidental created a little chaos after people started to rumors that high waters will be experience and they immediately and rush-up for evacuation. “It is false alarm, it is a Pep Tide which is motored by us the PDRRMC (Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management

Council) the tide will surely reach 1.9 meters high the only bad thing that it was negatively on air by some radio broadcaster in Ozamiz City and it cause a little chaos,” said Gain Paul de Barras, MOSART (Misamis Occidental Search and Rescue Team) In-Charge and Designate Provincial Tourism Officer of the province.

Meanwhile, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council reacted about the news, and tried to inform the people not to panic because it is a false alarm however if those who are now afraid because of what happened recently on the wrath of Super Killer Typhoon “Sendong” they were given assistance to pacify them.

OROQUIETA City––This weekend, a little chaos was experienced in the city of Good Life when news broke out that seawater has been monitored rising after radio station aired the news in Ozamiz City. When the news reach other parts of Misamis Occidental like Oroqui-

eta City, people along the coastal barangays started to packed up and evacuate to higher grounds, the CDRRMC immediately dispatch rescue teams to establish contact with authorities however it has been a false alarm. Accordingly, a Pep Tide rising 1.9 meters high was

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Sendong was the 19th cyclone to hit the country this year. The Philippines has an average of 20 typhoons per year. The 18 other typhoons that hit the country in 2011 are as follows: Amang on Apr i l 4 that hit Eastern Samar; Bebeng (International Code: Aere) on May 6 that battered the Bicol Region, Eastern Samar, Westerm Samar, Quezon, Marinduque and Masbate; Chedeng (International Code: Songda) that hit Eastern Samar on May 23; Dodong (International Code: Sarika) on June 9 that affected Northern and Central Luzon; Egay (International Name: “Egay”)

on June 17 that affected Catanduanes, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar, Babuyan Group of Islands, Cagayan, Calayan, Batanes Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte. Falcon (International Code: “Meari”) on June 21 that affected Eastern Samar; Goring on July 9 that hit Batanes; Hanna (International Code: Tokage) on July 15 that hit Catanduanes; Ineng (International Code: “Maon”) which only entered briefly within the Philippine area of Responsibility on July 17. Juaning (International Code: Nock-ten) July 25 that hit Luzon; Kabayan (International Code: Mui-

fa) on July 28 which hit the Visayas; Lando on July 31 that hit Northern Luzon; Mina (International Name: Nanmadol) on August 26 that again affected Northern Luzon; Nonoy (International Code: Kulap) on September 8 that hit Northern Luzon for the third time in a row. Onyok (International Code: Roke) on September 12 that affected only Batanes Island; Pedring on September 24 that affected the entire Luzon, including Metro Manila; Quiel (International Code: Nalgae) on September 29 that hit Northern Luzon; Ramon on October 10 that hit Eastern Mindanao, East-

ern Visayas and Central Visayas. Sendong’s destruction left untold miseries to tens of thousands of victims and evacuees. But what was heartening to note was the spontaneous response of Filipinos here and abroad and the global community which sent deluge of help in the form of cash and relief goods, particularly food, water and medicines. Government from various countries extended material help to the victims in cash and in kind coursed to the Philippine government through their embassies. The response of the

Philippine government was also tremendous as both civilian and military authorities joined hands in distr ibuting relief goods to the thousands of Sendong’s victims. Once again, the Filipinos displayed its “bayanihan” spirit of helping each other in times of calamities like Sendong. Many organizations cancelled their Christmas celebrations and instead chipped in money for the flood victims. It was this gesture of sharing that cheered up the spirit of Christmas for the thousands of Sendong’s victims temporarily housed in various evacuation centers.

The practice involved money changers bringing actual benches to a curious Italian practice the marketplaces, and during the middle ages. conducting their business

on these benches. From the temple banks of Ancient Rome, to the bancas in Italy during the Middle Ages, to the

eventual establishment of the Bank of England (which is considered as the prototype of central banking), it is indeed re-

markable how the concept of banking has evolved to the type of banking we know today. Note: You may email

us at totingbunye2000@ gmail.com. Past articles may be viewed at http:// speakingout.ph/speakingout.php .

were awakened by the roaring floodwaters. By that time it was already too late. The 1,100 people confirmed killed by Tropical Storm Sendong and the 1,079 missing and feared dead dwarfed that of Ondoy, a full-blown typhoon that struck Luzon, including Metro Manila that left 747 fatalities and destroyed properties and agricultural crops estimated at P45 billion. Rescue workers have continued their retrieval operations for the ninth day in the aftermath of Sendong’s destruction.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

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DEL MONTE VOLUNTEERS BRING AID TO SENDONG SURVIVORS

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OLUNTEERS from Del Monte Philippines join many other groups who continue to bring aid and succor to survivors of Typhoon Sendong, many of whom lost their loved ones as well as their homes during one of the world’s worst typhoons this year. The volunteers are employees from the company’s pineapple cannery in barangay Bugo, some 20 kilometers away from flooded areas of the city, and children of Del Monte employees who are on their school break. As news on the extent of Sendong’s devastation began to spread, Del Monte volunteers were among the first to lend comfort and bring food to families in various affected areas on December 17. Since the first day of the flood, four mobile teams of about 5-10 volunteers each, conduct daily relief missions in barangays Consolacion,

Nurses and doctors in makeshift tents provide relief to growing risk of disease at evacuation centers.

Macanhan, Carmen, Balulang, Kauswagan and Macasandig. Among the team’s first beneficiaries were some 100 of its employees whose houses were destroyed in varying degrees by the floods. In addition to responding to the needs of affected areas, these mobile teams were tasked to seek out the company’s employees and ensure their safety and security. Several of these families were relocated to safer quarters; all received food packs, medicines, clothes

Del Monte volunteers distribute packed cooked food to an evacuation center.

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and beddings. Del Monte’s two fire crews deliver water as shortage affects half of the city’s 750,000 residents. A total of 29,500 liters per day are delivered to affected areas and this will continue for the next 30 days. To supplement delivery, the company has recently installed four water refilling points outside its plant gate for the public. A mobile medical team extends free treatment and medicines spread across the nine evacuation centers, while nurses go around homes with the mobile relief teams to identify people needing medical attention and refer them to its mobile medical team. At Del Monte’s Cannery Headquarters, teams load relief goods for delivery. Another team collects donations from employees as others pack donated items for distribution. Volunteers from Del Monte’s agri-headquarters in Camp Phillips, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, have lent support to colleagues at the cannery. Clean up teams armed with brushes,

pails, and shovels travel to Cagayan de Oro every day to help affected residents clear mud and debris from their homes, making the houses ready for reoccupancy by Christmas Eve. Del Monte Philippines Mindanao Operations Group Head Manny Nisperos said: “We at Del Monte are one with the community in moving forward from this tragedy. The company as well as its volunteers are here to help.” As the Company’s relief effort progresses, more volunteer teams have been organized to bring assistance to more survivors. Additional relief programs have also been lined up to respond to specific needs of affected communities and help the survivors move on. Among these programs are: the conduct of more medical missions as the risk of disease increases at evacuation centers; feeding programs and provision of vitamin-rich juice drinks at evacuation centers; and sustained water delivery

Helping clean up our neighbors’ homes. Just in time for Christmas. in areas where water shortage remains critical. The company is further considering to partner with agencies to help survivors rebuild their homes. Del Monte Philippines has a long tradition of helping the

Loading relief goods at the Bugo head office.

“May you feel rich in God’s love this Christmas. ‘For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son.’” “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Greetings from: Atty.Carlo Antonio Almirante City Public Attorney Cagayan de oro City

community not only during good times but more significantly during emergencies and calamities. It has sent teams on rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of a major earthquake that hit Northern Luzon and Baguio City (1990), and during the deadly flashfloods in Ormoc (1991), Camiguin (2003) and Misamis Oriental (2010). Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) has operated in Bukidnon for the last 86 years and has contributed much to the development and upliftment of lives in the local communities where it operates. At present, there are more than 10,000 people that work in both the cannery and plantation of DMPI. Together with their dependents, there are at least 40 to 50 thousand people that depend on the Company.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year CAGAYANONS and to all MUSLIM and CHRISTIANS Brothers! Greetings from: Atty.Leon Gan City Public Attorney Cagayan de oro City


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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

SENATOR TRILLANES IV DONATES 6M TO MSU-MARAWI FOR ROAD CONCRETING AND SCHOLARSHIP GRANT TO DESERVING STUDENTS By ASA T. MADALE

MSU-Marawi City- Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV donates 6 million pesos to the Mindanao State University System main campus here to fund the concreting road of the 2nd street infront of the late President Antonio Isidro Administration building during his recent visit on December 7,2011. Senator Trillanes IV and his party was warmly welcome by the University officials,Vice President for Adminsitration and Finance Nazarollah R. Macalandong, Vice President for Planning & Development Dr. Abdullah Alonto, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Zenaida Ababa, Director Institutional Reaserch & Evaluation Office Dr. Mary Joyce Guinto-Sali, Asst. Vice Chanellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Mariam Diron, Presidential Management Staff Director Mr. Nasser Andam , Dr. Cadidia Pimping, Director of the University Training Center other officialsled by Dr. Macapado A. Muslim, MSU System President in his office. President Muslim brief Senator Trillanes regarding the various ongoing

program of the University system, particularly the MSU-Marawi Main campus, enhancing quality education through academic excellence. Since he took over as acting President in 2008 and installed as 6th Regular President of the University system, it has produced 98 board/bar top ten placers in 2008 up to December 2011. In addition MSU-Marawi has produced eleven Ten outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) As these developed, Senator Trillanes IV said as long as I am a senator, I will support the Mindanao State University System under the leadership of your President Dr. Muslim, specially on his advocacy Muslim-Christian understanding program. In another related developments, Senator Trillanes IV assured President Muslim that he will continue support the University for the implementation of his scholarship program. It could be recalled that on November 9,2011, it had extended financial assistance to MSU-Marawi in the amount of 300,000 pesos for the implementation of scholarship program, and 1 million pesos for MSU-Naawan for scholarship program. President Muslim on that other hand gave assurance

Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV (center) pose for a souvenir photo with the University officials during his recent visit on December 7,2011 led by MSU System President Dr. Macapado A. Muslim (2nd-left), Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Zenaida Ababa (Ist-left), Vice Pres. For Administration & Finance Nazarollah R. Macalandong, (3rd-left), Dr. Mary Joyce Guinto-Sali Director Institutional Research & Evaluation (fourth-left) and Dr. Cadidia A. Pimping, Director of the University Training Center (fifth-left). Rey Pamaong/ IRE/OP Media Consultant.

that the Antonio F. Trillanes IV Scholarship Program will go a long way towards providing opportunities to deserving student lifelong learners and help the University pursue its mandate realize ,its vision and mis-

sion through the scholarship program of Senator Trillanes IV As reported by his office, a total amount released (FY 20011 General Appropriation Act RA) was 35,4000.00 as of December 11,2011

for 14 SUCS and other institutions for scholarship program in our country. Senator Trillanes IV emphasized that he is just a representative of the people “Filipinos funds your scholarships, “not me”, he

related. On sports, Senator Trillanes IV said before he would pursue numerous programs for the sports. In fact, he added 4 kids get UP tennis scholarship grant for their further development.

MSU SYSTEM PRESIDENT MUSLIM DISTRIBUTES AID TO CABARO SENDONG VICTIMS IN ILIGAN CITY By ASA T. MADALE

ILIGAN CITY- The recent flash floods that hits Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City brought about by Typhoon Sendong have indeed devasted the lives of people in the area. As these developed, the Mindanao State University System under the transformative and multiculturalist leadership of President Macapado A. Muslim, spearheaded various stakeholders in MSU-Marawi main campus a series of relief operations for the survivors of typhoon sendong. President Muslim created a MSUS Relief Operations Task Force ,chaired by Vice President for Administration and Finance, Prof. Nazarollah Macalandong and co-chaired by Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Alma E. Berowa and Vice President for Planning and Development, Dr. Abdullah D. Alonto. On December 24, a team composed of more than a hundred University officials, Dr. Raga Bacarat, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mariam Diron, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (External Units) with her High School Principals of the External Units,Dr. Cosain Derico ,Dean of Graduate School, Dr. Zaalica Guro, Director University Medical Services and Hospital, Prof. Elin Anisaha Guro,Director, Office of Information, Press and Publica-

tion, Engr. Labimombao Macabando, Director, Motor Pool & Water System Division,Dr. Mary Joyce Guinto-Sali, Director, Institutional Research & Evaluation Office, Prof. Amer Pangandaman, Director Community Relation, Prof. Hadja Dhahara Dayampado Batuampar, Assistant Vice President for Planning & Development, Dr. Otenggi Masnar, OP Special Assistant ,Datu Sobair Macabinta, Director Security for MSU System, Prof. Sadick Mohamad, Director, Prof. Juliet Mendoza, MSU Protocol Officer, and other officials in attendance including faculty, administrative employees and students led by President Dr. Macapado A. Muslim trooped to Cabaro Hinaplanon,Iligan City accompanied with more 20 vehicles of which three military 6 X 6 vehicles and one big ten weller cargo truck was loaded with relief goods ready for distribution to the sendong victims in Cabaro, Iligan City. The University officials led by President Muslim was warmly welcomed by the barangay officials led by barangay chairman of Upper Hinaplanon Datu Noroden Cabaro and lawyer Saidali Gandamra, former University personnel director of MSU-Marawi main campus. President Muslim told the victims and the local officials of Upper Hinaplanon Elementary School in Cabaro, the Mindanao State University ,as an institution of higher

MSU System President Dr. Macapado A. Muslim (in longslavee )distributes the packed relief goods to the sendong victims at Hinaplanon Elementary School Upper barangay, Hinaplanon, Cabaro, Iligan City recently assisted by Mrs Norania Muslim and Dr. Alma Berowa, Vice President for Academic Affairs System and other University officials. (ASA T. MADALE)

learning mandated for the well-being of the multi-ethnic peoples of Mindanao have responded to the challenge of alleviating and rehabilitating the affected communities. Cabaro is a mixed MuslimChristian peripheral community, one of those severely devasted areas but concurrently underserved. Barangay chairman Cabaro said of the 11 purok that we have in our community, 10 purok were severely hit which displaced more of less 750 families. President Muslim said hopefully, when enough resources will again be available, through donations of cash and in kind as other campuses of

the University such as General Santos, Jolo, Sulu have started sending their contributions, and some friends and relatives of the officials are sending their donations, bigger reliefs operations will be scheduled soon in neighboring least attended areas in the ongoing relief efforts. It was learned from President Muslim , the next target of the University officials to conduct their relief goods distribution is in Mandolog,one of the fardest barangay of Iligan City. More relief operations cum medical mission, and other psychological intervention activities are being planned as the University is

A team of Doctors led by Dr. Hannipha Derico of the MSU Marawi College of Health Sciences and Health Workers served their patients during their medical mission held recently at Upper barangay Cabaro Hinaplanon Elementary School, Iligan City spearheaded by the University officials led by MSU System Pres. Dr. Macapado A. Muslim. The typhoon Sendong victims were also given free medicines and services. (ASA T. MADALE)

truly committed to be responsive and actively engage in the continuing relief, rehabilitation and rebuilding of the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City. President Muslim emphasized. Meanwhile, Vice President for Academic Affairs acknowledged the military under the command of General Daniel Lucero, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, The Marawi City National High School, the Philippine National Police Provincial Director Colonel Romeo Magsalos and many people, who have contributed one way or the other in our continuing efforts to be responsive to the needs of the affected communities. Some key University officials,

faculty, employees and some student leaders chose to be volunteers and forego their holidays in order to rise up to the challenge and help Muslim and Christian brothers and sisters in dire need. Tthe gymnasium of MSUIligan Institute of Technology accommodated an estimated 4,500 evacuees immediately after the typhoon sendong. Gandamra said, first time in the history in MSU that Dr. Macapado A. Muslim, 6th Regular President of the Mindanao State University personally went to these affected communities hit severely by typhoon Sendong by distributing relief goods to the victims.


DEVELOPMENTS Editor: JHO PANTOJA

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

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CARP partnership completes P11.6 million infra projects By GIL MIRANDA, Contributor

AGUSAN del Nor te–– Department of Agrarian Reform through the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project phase III (DAR-ARISP III) turned over the 1.9 kilometers improvement and concreting of Farm-to-Market-Road (FMR) project amounting to Php11.6 million to the local government of Barangay Baleguian in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, to benefit about 250 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) held at Baleguian Gym, last December 20, 2011. During the ceremony, Jabonga Mayor Glicerio M. Monton Jr., assisted by DAR Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Andre B. Atega of DAR Agusan del

Norte turned over documents to the local government of Barangay Baleguian, who will manage the operation and maintenance of the said project. In a simple ceremony, Mayor Glecirio Monton Jr. thanked the Department of Agrarian Reform–– through the ARISP III–– project for its valuable contribution in rural development. “The project, indeed, is truly a blessing in making the people of Barangay Baleguian become productive,” Monton said. The FMR connects the Barangay Baleguian National Highway junction to Barangay Bagang road within CLIMBBB ARC (Cuyago, Libas, Maraiging, Beltran, Bangonay & Baleguian) where hundreds

of residents from neighboring barangays are also benefitted the said project. It provides better accessibility, ease in transporting agricultural products and lessen transport cost for the ARBs. DAR-ARISP III funded by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JICA), aims to attain a package of interventions to ensure the productivity and in order to improve the living condition of the farmerbeneficiaries in the ARCs. Also present were Jabonga Vice Mayor Danilo Moran, DAR regional and provincial project engineers Vangie Hanginan and Ernesto M. Gatab, DPWH Representative Maribeth Burgos, DPWH Project Enginer Jose B. Tan and some residents of Barangay Baleguian witnessed the event.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR

DAR-ARISP III FARM-TO-MARKET-ROAD HANDS-OVER. DAR Caraga Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, assisted by PARO II Andre B. Atega (at left) of DAR-Agusan del Norte turnedover documents to Mayor Glecirio M. Monton Jr. of the municipality of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte during the turnover ceremony of 1.9-kilometer farm-to-market road project––worth P11.6 million––to the local government to benefit about 250 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and hundreds of residents held at Barangay Baleguian last December 20, 2011. Vice Mayor Danilo Moran looks on.

Kaninyong mga Lopez Jeanons… Malipayong Pasko ug Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig Kanatong Tanan ug unta bisan pa sa mga suliran nga atong naangkon magapadayon kita sa Pag-hiusa ug pagkamalambu-on!

FROM: Maayong Pasko ug Malipayong bag-ong Tuig 2012!

HON GAUDIOSO P. BALANSAG SB MEMBER MARAMAG, BUKIDNON

Have a Merry Christmas and Progressive New Year 2012

GM Noel Dumalagan, the Board of Directors and Employees of MOELC-1

Vice Mayor ISRAELSON F. TACLOB & SB Member Fe D. Taclob and Family

Sa tanan nga Mga Lopez Jeanons… Kaninyo, Maayong Pasko ug Malipayong bag-ong Tuig 2012.. Unta magapadayon kita sa paglambo! Sangguniang Bayan Member Michael “Mike”Gutierrez, Chairman, Committee on Peace and Order And Family


OPINION

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

Editor: RUEL PELONE

Taktikal nga opensiba sa mga NPA suspendido GIPADANGAT sa Partido Komunista sa Pilipinas-Amihanang Sentral Mindanao (PKP-NCMR) ang pahasubo sa mga pamilya ug minahal sa kinabuhi sa mga biktima sa tropical storm Sendong nga mihapak sa rehiyon kaniadtong Disyembre 16, 2011. Lambigit niini, gimandoan sa PKP-NCMR ang Regional Operations Command (ROC) sa New People’s Army (NPA) sa Amihanang Sentral Mindanao ug tanang Front Operations Command (FOC) ug uban pang yunit ilalom niini pagsuspinde sa tanang taktikal nga opensiba sa rehiyon, partikular sa mga syudad sa Cagayan de Oro ug Iligan ug sa mga probinsiya sa Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon ug Lanao del Norte sugod Disyembre 21, 2011 hangtud Enero 3, 2012.

MAIL BOX Sa partikular, isuspinde sa NPA ang tanang opensibang aksyon batok sa mga detachment, kampo ug outpost sa militar, lakip na ang mga istasyon ug mga outpost sa kapulisan. Magpabiling igmat ang NPA sa mga atake sa kaaway bisan pa sa deklarasyon ni P-Noy sa 18-ka adlaw nga suspension of military operations (Somo). Dili lakip sa suspensyon ang tanang police actions nga ginalunsad sa NPA batok sa mga kriminal, lakip na ang mamumuno, rapist, tigpayuhot sa droga, kawatan, ug uban pa. Ka Norsen Mangubat Tigpamaba PKP-NCMR

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They’ll feast at your funeral THINK a minute. When you decide to do something, whose opinion do you think and care about the most? Do you simply do what you know is right, or do you first consider what other people might think about you? What will your neighbors or people you work with think? Your family and friends? Do you realize that when you die, except for your closest family and friends, most people will not even be sad enough at your funeral to lose their appetite!

Those same people whom you now tr y so hard to impress and please are going to feast at your funeral. Jhan Tiafau Ye t , w e often neglect Hurst and hurt our own wife and children, the and His opinion of us. people who truly love us, Even though at the end because we try so hard to of our life, it’s only what please and impress others. our Maker thinks of us and But the greatest tragedy whether we have truly lived of all is that we seem to His way that will decide care the least about what where and how we live God thinks of us. forever: in heaven or hell. We almost seem to have God the Son even beno shame or fear of God came a human being named

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Jesus Christ to die for all our wrongs and then come back to life, just so we could know how much our Creator loves us. Jesus cares more about you than anyone does! Especially those people you and I try so hard to please— those people who will feast at our funeral. So if we’re smart, we will stop living to please other people and start living Jesus Christ’s way to please Him. Always remember, at the end of your life it is only what Jesus your Judge will think of you that can save you. Just Think a Minute.

‘Sendong’ the deadliest typhoon HANGTUD karong panahuna padayon gihapon ang search and rescue operation sa atong mga otoridad ngadto sa nawala nga mga tawo tungod sa bagyong “Sendong” sulod sa 16 ka mga siyudad sa Bisayas ug sa Mindanao. Ang duha ka siyudad sama sa Cagayan de Oro ug Iligan maoy gi-sentro pagda-ot ug maayo ni bagyong Sendong. Sakit kaayo nga atong palandungon tungod kay daghang katawhan ang namatay, nawala og nawad-an sa ilang mga panimalay. In terms of lives lost, storm Sendong (international code Washi) is now officially the most destructive cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2011. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) says that with more 1,100 dead and a thousand more still missing, the final death toll from Sendong may hit 2,000. Ug kon atong itandi

kang bagyong Ondoy, which struck Luzon and f lo o de d Metro Manila in 2009, resulted in 747 fatalities and destroyed JHO properties and PANTOJA agricultural crops estimated at P45 Egay (Inter national billion. Name: “Egay”) on June Sendong was the 19th 17 affected Catanduanes, cyclone to hit the Philip- Northern Samar and Eastpines in 2011. The country ern Samar, Babuyan Group has an average of 20 storms of Islands, Cagayan, Caor typhoons per year. layan, Batanes Group of The 18 other typhoons Islands, Apayao and Ilocos that hit the countr y in Norte; Falcon (Interna2011: Amang on April 4 tional Code: “Meari”) on hit Eastern Samar ; Be- June 21 affected Eastern beng (International Code: Samar. Aere) on May 6 battered Goring on July 9 hit the Bicol Region, Eastern Batanes; Hanna (InterSamar, Westerm Samar, national Code: Tokage) Quezon, Marinduque and on July 15 affected CatMasbate; Chedeng (Inter- anduanes; Ineng (International Code: Songda) national Code: “Ma-on”) hit Eastern Samar on May only briefly entered the 23; Dodong (International Philippine area of ResponCode: Sarika) on June 9 sibility on July 17; Juaning affected Northern and Cen- (International Code: Nocktral Luzon; ten) hit Luzon on July 25.

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Kabayan (International Code: Muifa) arrived on July 28, affecting mostly the Visayas regions; Lando on hit Northern Luzon on July 31; Mina (International Name: Nanmadol) came on August 26 and again affected Northern Luzon. Nonoy (International Code: Kulap) was the disturbance on September 8, registering a direct hit on Northern Luzon for the third time in a row; Onyok (International Code: Roke) on September 12 affected only Batanes Island. Pedring on September 24 affected the entire Luzon, including Metro Manila; Quiel (International Code: Nalgae) on September 29 hit Northern Luzon; Ramon hit Eastern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas on October 10. Then came Sendong, capping a year of deadly cyclones, and highlighting yet again the need to upgrade the country’s preparedness for extreme weather.

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Were there banks during the time of Jesus? YULETIDE is undeniably the busiest time of the year. You know that ‘tis the season when the lines are unusually long at the banks and at the automated teller machines: People are extra generous with their earnings and buy gifts for their family, friends and colleagues in the spirit of Christmas. This makes you wonder, were there banks during the time of Jesus? According to Benjamin Bromberg, who wrote an article for The Economic History Review entitled “Temple Banking in Rome,” banking is one of the oldest institutions known to man. “Its history is lost somewhere in remote antiquity,” Bromberg said. “But this much is definitely known: banking was born in the temples consecrated to the gods and goddesses of mythology in the Mesopotamian area thousands of years before the rise of Christianity.”

Bromberg explained that t his c ustom of “sanctuary depositories” eventually spread to the other ancient civilizations IGNACIO in Europe— BUNYE including Ancient Rome, which at the time of Jesus was the most powerful empire on earth. He added that there were about a thousand “religious sanctuaries” in Ancient Rome, and the larger ones served as repositories. The historian Herodian, in his “History of His Own Times,” described the greatness of the banking Temple of Peace: “...it was made a public receptacle of treasures, and every one carried to it his most valuable effects, as to a depository of unquestioned security.” Unfortunately, according to Herodian, a great fire

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broke out in this sanctuary in A.D. 191 and “...many who just before were exceedingly wealthy, were now reduced to poverty. So that there was universal lamentation, all in general bewailing the public misfortune; and each in particular mourning his private loss.” Bromberg said that the Roman sanctuaries did not lend any money at all—and this stood true from the early Roman times to the later stages of Roman economic development. He explained that the reason behind this was the notoriety of ancient Roman

bankers. “We know that the banker of Roman antiquity was not so highly respected….. In fact, the ancient financier was a rather highly despised member of the economic community by reason of his usurious practices,” Bromberg said. In short, usur y was synonymous to the “mean employment of banking” during the Roman times, Bromberg explained. This probably explains why in the New Testament, all four evangelists reported the incident of Jesus chasing the money lenders out of the temple. It would be interesting to note that the modern word “bank” originated from a simple Italian word, “banca,” which means bench. This etymology, as discussed in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ “The General Banking Law Annotated: Book 2,” came from BUNYE/p.2


COMMUNITY Editor: ALLAN MEDIANTE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

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Glitterati: Circle of elite, professional fashion models launched in C. de Oro Text and photo by JOE PALABAO

THROUGH a spectacular grand fashion show, Glitterati: A Circle of Elite and Professional Fashion Models of Cagayan de Oro City, the fashion capital of Mindanao, was formally launched at the Atrium of Limketkai Center on December 11, 2011. The glamorous models of Gil Macaibay III modeled his designs and creations which exude beauty and sophistication in the fashion industry of Cagayan de Oro and of Mindanao for the past several years. The grand fashion show was under the tutelage of Gil Macaibay III, Cagayan de Oro’s prince of haute couture, Mindanao fashion icon and the concurrent President of Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG). Gil Macaibay III is now considered “top brass” and famous designers in the country today. His remarkable contribution to the world of fashion here and in the national scene has catapulted “Cagayan de Oro City as the fashion capital of Mindanao.” His latest fashion endeavor for Cagayan de Oro to be in limelight in the fashion industry is the launching of the more than 20 elite, glamorous and professional male and female models, who also took their oath of office during the grand fashion show. Grandiose, beautiful, regal and trendy designs and collections of famous

designers of Cagayan de Oro City turned these elite and professional models into live mannequins. Each designer during the glamorous event had their own glory when their collections were showcased to the buyers and the fashion enthusiasts of the city. His latest “grand allure collection” evening regalia modeled by supermodel Wilma Doesn’t was showcased at the Philippine Fashion Week last October 26-31, 2011 at the Hall 2 of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. In an interview, Gil Macaibay III told Businessweek Mindanao that Glitterati contracts, professional talent fees and career enhancement will be handled by OFDG management. The circle of elite professional fashion models are protected in all their endeavors working for the benefit of the industry. The models will have a great role in the upcoming fashion events of 2012 as OFDG will mount more fashion shows to keep up the title of Cagayan de Oro as the Fashion Capital of Mindanao. It is the vision of Gil Macaibay III that Cagayan

Gil Macaibay III, the country’s top brass fashion designer, Cagayan de Oro’s prince of haute couture, and Mindanao fashion icon, is joined by members of the elite and professional models of Cagayan de Oro City, who all performed during the launch of Glitterati in Cagayan de Oro recently. de Oro Fashion Industry will be in the fashion map of the Philippines and go global in the next two to three years. Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 by August will be participated in known designers from Cebu, Iloilo, Manila and known designers of Mindanao who are based in the Middle East and other parts of the world. With glamour, Glitterati circle of elite and professional models ramped in the catwalk wearing the designs and collections of CDO

Prince of Haute CoutureGil Macaibay 1II; Iconic Fashion Designer-Mark Christopher Yaranon; Stylistic Fashion Designer-Alquin Cap-atan, Pillar of Fashion Industry-Benjie Manuel; Designers ExtraordinaireJoshua Guibone and Boogie Rivera. Elite and glamorous professional fashion models is headed by its PresidentMark Marqueda, SecretaryMs. Chiery Ladera-daughter of Ms. Chazz Ladera of the Dept. of Tourism is one of the elite and professional models of CDO and male

model Bryan Yu-a nurse from Liceo de Cagayan University and Mr. PRISAA 1ST runner up 2010; and associate professional model, Ms. Maxine Monasterio of MAG TV TA and former Miss Teen Philippines 2007 and now studying medicine at Xavier University. The grand fashion show was brought to us by Limketkai Mall, Gil Macaibay III, ABS-CBN, Roger Lactao, Jr. Photography, Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG), Designers Assembly (DA), Everbest, Inc.,

Chino Roa Photography, Swirlz, ISG Prinit Ideas, Republic Big Screen-Mr. Rey Ocampo, Badz Castro, Tines & Co. Incorporated, Fushu-Walk Easy and Visual Pro Rental. The event, the first of its kind in the Fashion World of Cagayan de Oro earmarked the City of Golden of Friendship-A City in Blossom, Boom and Blossom as the Fashion Capital of Mindanao. A Salute to Gil Macaibay 111 considered as one of the country’s top brass fashion designer.

Sendong kills 41 in Bukidnon; 2 towns under state of calamity By MARY ANN NOBLE, Contributor

MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon––As of five in the afternoon Friday (December 23), the province’s disaster’s and risk reduction office reported 41 persons dead after storm Sendong struck at dawn on December 17. The northern towns of Baungon and Libona, located in the upper boundaries of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon, suffered most the ravages of Sendong being the pathways of the flooded major rivers of Bukidnon that spilled toward Cagayan de Oro River to Macajalar Bay. The provincial government officially declared Baungon and Libona towns in state of calamity, also on Friday, December 23. Arsenio L. Alagenio, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and the provincial social welfare development of-

fice, said other towns of the province were also affected and recommended to be included as calamity areas but were not approved as it did not suffer heavy damages unlike the towns of Baungon and Libona. As of Friday, a total of 2, 255 affected families from the typhoon stricken towns of Libona, Baungon, Talakag, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Impasugong, Cabanglasan, and Valencia City were identified by the provincial social welfare office. The rampaging waters damaged and washed out infrastructure and roads, most notably at least three major bridges and the Lapinigan box culvert in Baungon town and four roads also of Baungon and Libona areas. Foot and hanging bridges in various barangays of the affected areas were also

washed out by the flood. Infra and road damages in the province totaled to P110. 095 million while damage to agriculture and its infrastructure amounted to P33. 160 million. Of the 41 dead, five have already been buried on December 20 in Lingating, Baungon. The provincial government provided P 5 thousand burial assistance for each casualty. The lack of caskets for some of the victims had been remedied with barangay officials and volunteer carpenters making use of the lumber available in the affected areas. The provincial government initially allotted P3 million for the immediate human needs of the victims according to PSWDO/ PDRRM chief Alagenio and as of Friday, Dec. 23, the social welfare office had distributed relief goods to

Provincial government employees with volunteer doctors and nurses conducted relief distribution and a medical mission to the flood victims in the far-flung barangays of Baungon and Libona towns of Bukidnon. Photo by Marites Sotelo

most of the hardest hit areas which are the barangays of Baungon and Libona. Already, various agencies and institutions coordinated with the provincial social welfare office extending donations and relief goods for the victims of the calamity. Davao Mayor Sarah Duterte personally hand out P200 thousand cash to the provincial government through Governor Alex Calingasan as financial assistance to the victims in Bukidnon. Debris clearing opera-

tion in the affected areas especially in the provincial road and Bubunawan River along Baungon and Libona towns started since December 17 Alagenio said and relief distribution will continue until December 27 despite the Christmas holiday. Typhoon victims whose houses were totally damaged will get an initial P10 thousand per family while those with partial damages will receive P 5 thousand per family. Meanwhile, in a spe-

cial session conducted last Tuesday at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, provincial board member Rogelio Lago made it clear that provincial legislators must do something to prohibit people in building residencies along riverbanks and flood-prone areas. Lago, a former mayor of Libona said that efforts of relocating people living along waterways had been done in the past but still, the same people kept coming back to build shanties near the rivers.


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Donaire kicks off Pinoy boxers’ 2012 campaign in Feb. bout Nonito Donaire, the current World Boxing Council bantamweight champion, will open the new year for Filipino fighters with a bang as he collides with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. of Puerto Rico on Feb. 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Donaire is one of four reigning Filipino world champions aside from World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight king Manny Pacquiao, WBO light-fly titlist Donnie Nietes and WBO fly boss Brian Viloria.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum is staging the Donaire-Vazquez scuffle that will be for the vacant WBO super-bantamweight jewels. Donaire has won world titles at fly, super-fly and bantam and will be gun-

ning for his fourth against the fancied Vazquez. Pacquiao, Viloria and Nietes have no set dates yet for their next fights although those should happen in the Reports have it that sessions in Manila and Tomonths of March until May. May, while Nietes and ViloPacquiao is being eyed ria are expected to surface Donaire is getting warmed kyo before he went back to up after holding sparring the US. to return to action in early- in March.

Pauleen nagsalita na tungkol kay ‘bossing Vic’ By FR JIMENEZ, GMA NEWS

NAGSALITA na ang young actress at television host na si Pauleen Luna tungkol sa napabalitang romantikong relasyon nila ng kanyang kapwa Eat Bulaga host na si Vic Sotto. Sa taped interview na ipinalabas sa Startalk TX nitong Sabado, sinabing naganap ang panayam kay Pauleen kamakailan sa birthday show ni Alan K na isa ring host ng Eat Bulaga. Nandoon din si Ruby Rodriguez na nagpahayag na hindi siya nakikialam sa lovelife ni Pauleen basta masaya ang dalaga. “Kung ano man o sino man ‘yon, masaya ako for

her,” deklara ni Ruby. Ganito rin ang posisyon ni Alan nang tanungin, sabay tanong sa katabing si Pauleen kung sa tingin nito ay masaya rin si Vic. “I think so…” natatawang sagot ni Pauleen sabay dagdag na lahat sila ay masaya. Pero pakiusap ni Pauleen, hayaan muna siyang sarilinin kung ano man ang nagaganap sa kanyang buhay.

“For me lang, w hate ver it is kung mayroon (o) wala, I wanna keep things private... I wanna keep things private first,” pahayag ng magandang aktres. Bagay na sinundan naman ni Alan ng biro na:

“First? So alam mo Dagdag pa ni Pauleen, na meron second, hindi siya apektado ng mga t hird, by t hen komento tungkol sa isyu dahindi na ‘yan hil alam nila kung private.” ano ang totoo. “Alam naman kung ano ang nangyayari and the c o m ments d o e s n’ t really matter as long as… as a

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person I know the truth, you know the truth. Kung ano man ang pinagdadaanan dapat hindi ka naapektuhan ng ibang comments.” Kasabay nito, itinanggi ni Pauleen na nakakatanggap siya ng mga mamahaling regalo kay Vic na sinasabing isa sa mga dahilan kaya napalambot ang komedyante ang puso niya. Sinabi pa ng young actress na masaya siya at maganda ang pagtingin niya sa 2012 dahil sa maraming magagandang inaasahan katulad ng ipinapagawang bahay ng kanyang pamilya. Nang tanungin kung may regalo siyang natanggap ngayong Pasko kay Vic, sagot ni Pauleen, “wala.”

Videoke All for Love Bryan Adams Featuring Rod Steward and Sting When it’s love you give (I’ll be a man of good faith.) Then in love you live. (I’ll make a stand. I won’t break.) I’ll be the rock you can build on, Be there when you’re old, To have and to hold. When there’s love inside (I swear I’ll always be strong.) Then there’s a reason why. (I’ll prove to you we belong.) I’ll be the wall that protects you From the wind and the rain, From the hurt and pain.

The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India’s West Bengal on November 12, 1970. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times.[2] Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and also the season’s strongest, reaching a strength equivalent to a strong Category 3 hurricane. The cyclone formed over the central Bay of Bengal on November 8 and travelled north, intensifying as it did so. It reached its peak with winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) on November 12, and made landfall on the coast of East Pakistan that night. The storm surge devastated many of the offshore islands, wiping out villages and destroying crops throughout the region. In the most severely affected upazila, Tazumuddin, over 45% of the population of 167,000 was killed by the storm. The Pakistani government led by Junta leader General Yahya Khan was severely criticized for its delayed handling of the relief operations following the storm, both by local political leaders in East Pakistan and in the international media. The opposition Awami League gained a landslide victory in the province, and continuing unrest between East Pakistan and the central government triggered the Bangladesh Liberation War, which concluded with the creation of the country of Bangladesh. This storm would also inspire ex-Beatle George Harrison to organize The Concert for Bangladesh, the prototype benefit concert, to raise money for aid, in 1971.

Ingredients 12 jumbo shrimp, deveined 1/4 fresh pineapple cut into bite sized chunks or 1 (14-ounce) can pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained 6 slices center-cut bacon, cut in 1/2 crosswise 12 wooden toothpicks Directions Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Holding a shrimp, nest a chunk of pineapple in the natural curve of the shrimp then wrap bacon around the shrimp and pineapple and secure with a wooden toothpick. Wrap and secure all 12 shrimp then add to the hot pan and cook 3 minutes on each side or until bacon is crisp and shrimp are opaque and firm.

Let’s make it all for one and all for love. Let the one you hold be the one you want, The one you need, ‘Cause when it’s all for one it’s one for all. When there’s someone that should know Then just let your feelings show And make it all for one and all for love. When it’s love you make (I’ll be the fire in your night.) Then it’s love you take. (I will defend, I will fight.) I’ll be there when you need me. When honor’s at stake, This vow I will make: That it’s all for one and all for love. Let the one be the one you want, The one you need, ‘Cause when it’s all for one it’s one for all. When there’s someone that should know Then just let your feelings show And make it all for one and all for love. Don’t lay our love to rest ‘Cause we could stand up to you test. We got everything and more than we had planned, More than the rivers that run the land. We’ve got it all in our hands. Now it’s all for one and all for love. (It’s all for love.) Let the one you hold be the one you want, The one you need, ‘Cause when it’s all for one it’s one for all. (It’s one for all.) When there’s someone that should know Then just let your feelings show. When there’s someone that you want, When there’s someone that you need Let’s make it all, all for one and all for love.


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Chinese-Filipino community assists victims of ‘Sendong’ By: MIKE BAÑOS VARIOUS Filipino-Chinese Organizations in Cagayan de Oro and around the country have united to deliver a concerted relief effort for victims of the rampaging flashfloods which killed over 1,000 people at the height of Tropical Storm Sendong last December 17, 2011. Roberto Ching, president of the Misamis Oriental FilipinoChinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MOFCCCII) said the local umbrella group under the CDO Chinese-Filipino Community and five Manilabased organizations, namely the Philippine-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Filipino-Chinese Amity Club, World News Publication, Overseas Chinese Alumni Association and Philippine-Chinese Sin Lian Association, spearheaded the Operation Sendong Relief Campaign from the ChineseFilipino Community in Cagayan de Oro. The group has initially distributed over 5,000 packs of relief goods directly to the flood victims of Barangays Kauswagan, Puntod, Macabalan, Tibasak, Pagatpat and Balulang since Dec. 19. Currently, there are 6,000 more packs in the

warehouse ready for distribution. As more donations are coming in from Metro Manila, Angeles City, Cebu City, and Butuan City, the group expects to conduct regular packing with partner volunteers. The Chinese-Filipino group also sent an initial truckload of relief goods intended for flood victims in Iligan City Thursday afternoon with 2,000 packs through Iligan City FilipinoChinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. One relief pack typically contains 5 kgs. rice, instant noodles, sardines, and other foodstuffs. He said the group is also preparing more truckloads of relief goods, including towels, blankets, sleeping mats, plastic pails, plastic water dippers, children’s underwear, slippers, medicines and bottled water, much needed by the flood victims. Speedy repacking was made possible with the help of volunteers from different institutions including Oro Christian Grace School, Kong Hua School, Cagayan Gospel Church and San Lorenzo Ruiz Filipino-Chinese Catholic Church. Mr. Ching said the group will visit all major evacuation Members of The Filipino-Chinese Community help distribute relief goods in Tibasak, Bgy. Macasandig, L-R: centers, as long as there is a Bgy Macasandig Kag Amor Sanchez, Tomas Sia, Robert Ching, Lorenzo Sancho, Albino Limketkai and Simon need for relief goods in these Ong, reporter, World News. (photo by MIke Banos, NPN) areas. (with Amon Ching)


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