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N.Mindanao alerted anew against possible flashfloods By ELAINE O. RATUNIL

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- People living near the mountain slopes and in low-lying areas of Northern Mindanao have been alerted of possible flashfloods and landslides. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomic Services (PAGASA) has issued Weather Advisory No. 3 for active low pressure area (ALPA) at 11:00 a.m. yesterday, saying the ALPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunder-

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GOV’T weather forecasters are now monitoring a new storms with widespread rains potential cyclone — another over Mindanao in the next 24 low-pressure area (LPA) — hours. that may enter Philippine This may trigger flashfloods and landslides, Regional Director Ana Cañeda of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 10, Chairperson of Regional DRRMC said. Further, the local disaster risk and reduction and management councils concerned are still advised to be alert for possible or further flashfloods. At 10:00 a.m. yester day, the ALPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 350 km east of Southeast Mindanao. (EOR-PIA 10)

territory within the next 36 hours. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Ad-

ministration (PAGASA) said the LPA was estimated at 1,660 km east of Southern Mindanao. “It is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility within the next 36 hours,” PAGASA said in its 5 p.m. bulletin. Earlier Monday, an LPA off Mindanao had dissolved after bringing rain to several parts of the country. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said one person was killed in the wake of rain and floods brought by the LPA. CYCLONE/PAGE 10

Amante slams critics, bares P45M projects

For more details, contact Tel. No.: 309-5276 HERMILINO VILLALON Manager

Top Stories Release of cash relief to Sendong victims starts By CRIS DIAZ Associate Editor

THE city government has started to extend cash assistance to ‘Sendong’ victims with the release of about P10 million, city hall officials said. City Administrator Griscelda Joson said that an initial P4 million was released as cash assistance to families who lost their loved ones on the Dec. 17 tragedy. Disaster agencies had recorded about 600 people died in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong while more than 500 people remained missing to this day. Joson said each victim is entitled to a P15,000 burial assistance. Immediate member of the family should present authenticated death certificates to avail of the cash assistance. The cash assistance to

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CDRRMC warns Ozamiz of possible rise in coastal waters By Rutchie C. Aguhob

By PAT SAMONTE & JOEL PORTUGAL

WEATHER UPDATE AT 2:00 AM YESTERDAY THE ACTIVE LOW PRESSURE AREA (ALPA) WAS ESTIMATED BASED ON SATELLITE AND SURFACE DATA AT 400 KM EAST OF MINDANAO (5.5°N, 130.0°E). FORECAST: SOUTHERN LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO WILL EXPERIENCE CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH WIDESPREAD RAINS OVER EASTERN VISAYAS AND EASTERN MINDANAO WHICH MAY TRIGGER FLASHFLOODS AND LANDSLIDES . THE REST OF LUZON WILL HAVE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH LIGHT RAINS. MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING FROM THE EAST OVER LUZON AND COMING FROM THE EAST TO NORTHEAST OVER VISAYAS AND MINDANAO. THE COASTAL WATERS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHIPELAGO WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH.

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UTUAN CITY - Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. has denied and refuted critics’ claims his administration has no concrete and significant accomplishments to push the city’s economy forward.

In a press release, Amante bared at least P45.7 million worth of completed infrastructure projects since he took over as city chief executive of this capital of Caraga Region in 2010. According to Amante, his administration has focused its programs on the development of outlying barangays to encourage farming communities to produce more and provide farmers opportunities to generate additional income SLAMS/PAGE 10

Butuan City today. (Inset) A new hospital project

Rebels own up burning of vehicle in N.Cotabato town KIDAPAWAN CITY, -– The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) operating in South and Central Mindanao has owned up the burning last Monday of a private vehicle owned by a landowner in Makilala, North Cotabato. In a statement issued to media Wednesday, Macario Dilaab, spokesperson for

the Mount Alip Operations Command of the NPA Front 72, said they decided to torch the Suzuki multi-cab owned by Ezequiel Vega because of his alleged unfair labor practices towards his plantation workers. Vega owns at least 60 hectares of rubber farms REBELS/PAGE 10

OZAMIZ CITY -- The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) in Ozamiz has warned the people in the coastal areas of the city to take precautionary measures against possible rise in coastal waters. The warning was issued based on the 24-hour public weather forecast issued at 5:00 a.m., Feb. 14 by the operations center of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The NDRRMC advisory said the Easterlies is affecting the Eastern section of the country and that a low pressure area (LPA) was estimated at 1,200 km. east southeast of Southern Mindanao. The advisory also said that the LPA is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next 24 hours and that Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the east will

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kill soldier Armed men shot police Gunmen in Zamboanga City escort of treasurer’s aide By AL JACINTO, Regional Editor-Zamboanga

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OTABATO CITY-- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a police officer assigned as personal bodyguard of the assistant treasurer of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Monday night. Sr. Supt. Danny Reyes, city police director, identified the slain police as PO3 Salipuddin Haron, 43, a member of the ARMM police office.

Reyes said Haron, serving as escort of ARMM assistant treasurer Sahad Sambutuan, was driving a motorbike along Sinsuat Avenue when two men rid-

ing in tandem on a separate motorbike fired at him using a baby Armalite rifle. Passersby rushed Haron to the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center but was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities. Reyes said the motive is yet to be determined by Police Station 2 operatives. Initially, Reyes said the

possible motive could be personal grudge but Haron’s relatives insisted he was a good and religious man. Relatives also claimed he has no known enemies. Police are still investigating the real motive of the ambush, one of the series of shootings in the city since last month. (PNA)

Canonigo pushes road rehab in MisOr By GERRY L. GORIT

MISAMIS ORIENTAL Provincial Board member Arrish T. Canonigo has introduced this week to the Misamis Oriental provincial board a resolution authorizing the governor to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways for a road rehabilitation project in the province. Speaking before the prov i n c e’s l e g i s l atu re, Canonigo said the MOA is for the implementation of re-gravelling projects in various provincial road sections. He said this is to be funded under the Motor Vehicle Users Charge special local road fund. The amount of the projects total P6,789.418. Canonigo specified the roads as the Katipunan-

Dayawan Mimbuaya, Don Pedro-Linangkayan, Baliwagan-Pelaez-Impakibil, and Laguindingan-Kibaghot all in Misamis Oriental. “This program is in line with the national government’s thrust to provide and ensure adequate maintenance of national and provincial roads,” Canonigo said. He said the funding is pursuant to Republic Act 8794 the Motor Vehicle Users Charge Law, which provides 5% of all monies collected to be deposited in the national treasury under the Special Local Road Fund. The SLRF is apportioned to provincial and city governments in accordance with the vehicle population and size of the road networks under their respective jurisdiction. This is used exclusively for maintenance of local roads.

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Al Jacinto / Feb. 15, 2012) – A leader of a former Muslim rebel group which signed a peace deal with Manila has been tagged as behind the kidnappings of a Dutch and a Swiss wildlife photographers in the remote southern province of TawiTawi.

A senior military official, quoting an intelligence report, said Ewold Horn, 52, from Holland; and Lorenzo Vinciguerre, 47, of Switzerland, are being held by the MNLF for ransom and the negotiations are going on for the safe release of the foreigners. “We have reports point-

assigned with the 206th Air Wing in Zamboanga City. Police said the soldier was rushed to hospital, but emergency staff declared him dead on arrival. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the latest attack, but killings are not uncommon in Zamboanga City where guns-for-hire are actively operating and are largely blamed for most of the murders. (Mindanao Examiner)

Butuan City Bags Agri-Pinoy Rice Achiever Award

Provincial board member Arrish T. Canonigo gives a privilege speech at the provincial board session this week where he introduced a resolution for re-gravelling of Misamis Oriental roads. PHOTO BY GERRY L . GORIT

Military tags MNLF group as behind kidnapping of 2 foreigners in Tawi-Tawi By AL JACINTO, Regional Editor-Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Motorcycle gunmen shot dead a Philippine soldier in an attack in Zamboanga City in the restive region of Mindanao, police said. Police said Sergeant Cesar Simbi, 42, was heading home when he was attacked in the village of Canelar late Sunday. The assailants fled after the shooting and police said it is still investigating the motive of the killing. Simbi, a member of the Philippine Air Force, was

ing to an MNLF commander and his group as behind the kidnapping of Horn and Vinciguerre who are being held for ransom in Tawi-Tawi,” the official, who asked not to be named, said. He did not say how much ransoms the kidnappers are demanding, but Sadikul Sahali, the provincial governor, is negotiat-

ing with the gang for the release of the foreigners. Five gunmen seized the two photographers along with a Filipino guide, Ivan Sarenas, 35, who managed to escape from the gang in the town of Panglima Sugala. Police said the foreigners, who arrived in the province late last month, were taking photographs of wild birds when gunmen seized them on February 2. Police also said a local gang is holding Horn and Vinciguerre. “They were abducted by locals and not the Abu Sayyaf,” said

Butuan City – Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. received the award for Butuan City as one of the Top 50 Outstanding Municipalities/Cities of the Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers Awards for 2011. The awarding ceremony was held last Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila with Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala as guest of honor. Joining Mayor Amante at the awarding ceremony were DA-13 Regional Executive Director Edna Mabeza, City Agriculturist Alberto Buca, and Ms. Gertrudes Fortun of the City Agriculture Office who also received an award as one of the Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers. The City Government received Php1 Million while Ms. Fortun received Php20,000. According to Mayor Amante, the cash award will be spent on the city’s Organic Farming Program Senior Superintendent Rodelio Jocson, the provincial police chief, when asked by reporters if the al-Qaedalinked terror group was behind the abduction. “They are still here in Tawi-Tawi and the operation is continuing and we wanted this problem resolve as soon as possible,” he said. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, but authorities initially suspected the Abu Sayyaf as behind it. The militant group is

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, and some members of the City Council, are surrounded by the leaders of the various religions in the city as they pray for the betterment of Cagayan de Oro and its people during the first ever celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week at the Kiosko Kagawasan in Divisoria. CIO PHOTO

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of Late AGAPITO “PEPITO” ACERON, who died on May 18, 2009, leaving a parcel of land located at NHA, kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 1, Block 19, Psd-10-005673, being a portion of Lot-1, (LRC) Pcs-24871) situated in the Barrio of Kauswagan, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) square meters more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT among Heirs namely; NATIVIDAD G. ACERON, JUNILLE ANTHONETTE G. ACERON and MARK ANTHONY G. ACERON, all of legal age, Filipino, and residents of NHA, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, are the sole and legitimate heirs of late AGAPITO “PEPITO” ACERON, under Notary Public of Atty. Henry J. Bacal, as per Doc. No. 227; Page No. 46; Book No. XL; Series of 2012. MDB: FEBRUARY 2, 9 & 16, 2012

to further enhance rice production. It was learned that Butuan City’s rice production rose drastically from 2.6 metric tons in 2010 to 5.1 metric tons in 2011. Other awardees from the Caraga Region are the Municipality of Trento and the Provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. (CMO-PIO/MMEJR.) known to operate in the province where they kidnapped a Malaysian fish trader Pang Choon Pong in October last year and is still being held in captivity. Abu Sayyaf militants also kidnapped two Malaysian seaweed farm workers Vui Chung, 42, and his cousin Lai Wing Chau, 33, in TawiTawi in February 2010 and were freed later in the same year after their families paid some 2 million ringgits. The group tied to alQaeda and Jemaah Islamiya had also kidnapped 21 mostly Western holidaymakers in Sabah’s resort island of Sipadan in 2001 and brought them by boat to the southern Philippines. The hostages were then ransomed off to Malaysia and Libya - which negotiated for their release - for millions of dollars. The Abu Sayyaf is still holding another Malaysians, a Japanese man, an Indian national married to a Filipina, an Australian citizen and three Filipinos in the restive southern region. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Normin villages up for energization VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental – More villages in Northern Mindanao will soon have access to electricity. This developed after the Department of Energy (DOE) approved the energization of 68 more villages in the region following the allocation of some PhP24.6 million earmarked from the electrification fund of energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI).

While DOE indicates that 99.84% of Mindanao is already connected in terms of barangay electrification as of November 2011, the sitio level energization is still much wanting. “This electrification project hopefully will help generate jobs and stimulate small businesses in the countryside” said Steag comrel manager Ghaye Alegrio. Once completed, the

project will bring in a total of 84 villages in the region energized using SPI’s electrification budget since 2007. So far, PhP 31.9 million have been earmarked by SPI as contribution to DOE’s electrification program.

Target communities for this project include 11 villages in Cagayan de Oro City, 50 in Misamis Oriental, and 7 in Misamis Occidental. Project will be implemented in partnership with power utilities operating in the area.

4ID Task Group “Diamond” Response Turnover CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City -- The 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division turned-over the 4ID Task Group “Diamond” Response to the 4th Civil Military Operations Battalion at the Division’s Grandstand here, today. The 4ID Task Group “Diamond” Response was organized on December 18, 2011 to address the damning situation caused by Typhoon Sendong and ensure that all the requests and needs of the Sendong survivors are well taken cared of. During the turn-over, the 4CMOBn assumed the leadership, duties and responsibilities of the Task Group to continue its previous commitments, however, coordinations and other obligations will coursed through the said battalion. The turnover was done

since the Task Group has minimal activities which is more on relief distribution, medical mission and clean up drive while major activities such as rehabilitation and relocation of the Sendong survivors is taken cared of by the City Government and other caused-oriented groups. MGen Victor A Felix AFP, Commander, 4ID said, “With this turnover, the 4th Infantry Division reiterates its commitment to help the City and the Sendong victims through our CMOBn. Other forces previously controlled by the Task Group will revert back to its traditional role of winning the peace in this part of the country. Rest assured that we are always ready to help our people, especially the less fortunate ones when needed.”

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM PROVINCIAL AGRARIAN REFORM OFFICE AGUSAN DEL NORTE J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City Telefax No. (085) 341-3154 Tel. No. (085) 342-1613

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Agrarian Reform-Agusan del Norte Provincial Office (DARPO), through its Bids and Awards committee invites sealed bids and eligible contractor for SECURITY SERVICES with Approved Budget for Contract (ABC) of PhP P310,068.00. Bidders may obtain further information, inspect and acquire bidding documents from: JOSEPHINE P. CENIZA BAC Secretariat PARO I/ ARISP Office Provincial Agrarian Reform Office J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested eligible bidders on submission of a written application to the above office, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of PHP2,500.00. Issuance of bid documents will be on February 6, 2012 to February 20, 2012. Pre-bidding conference will be on February 16, 2012. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. No. 9184 and its Inplementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). All bids must be accompanied by bid security, in any form (Cash, Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, Manager’s Check) and equivalent to 1% of the ABC; irrevocable letter of credit/bank guarantee of 1.5% of the ABC; or surety bond of 2% of the ABC with a validity period of 120 calendar days. Bids will be opened at the DAR Provincial Office, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City on February 23, 2012, 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon, in the presence of bidder’s representative who will choose to attend. The DARPO reserves the right to accept or reject any bids and to cancel the bidding process at any time prior to award of the contractor, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s or any obligation to inform the affected bidders of the reason for employer’s action. (SGD.) ATTY. EGGIE M. SALUDO Chairperson, BAC MDB: Feb. 10-16, 2012


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RDC-X confers power supply for Laguindingan Airport operation By ELAINE O. RATUNIL and PELETA B. ABEJO

C AG AYA N DE ORO CITY -- The Regional Development Cou nci l (R DC-X), t hroug h its Special Committee on the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP), sought to ensure t hat power supply for the Laguindingan Airport would be sufficient once it starts operating in 2013. In a meeting held Feb. 7, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines disclosed that it has granted a temporary connection permit for the Misamis Oriental Electric Service Cooperative (MORESCO) I to energize its 10-MVA substation in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan. This is needed for the testing and commissioning of the airport facilities. Mea nwhi le, MO-

RESCO is awaiting the approval by the Energy Regulatory Commission of its application for capital expenditure to ensure permanent power supply for the commercial operation of the airport. Once approved, it w i l l ta ke MORESCO nine months to complete the alternate 69-kV line from Pagawan, Manticao to energize the Moog substation. As of January 31, 2012, civil works for the LADP is reportedly 98.70% complete. The bid documents for the Air Navigation System and Support Facilities are currently under review by the Department of Transportation and Communications. Funds for the widening into six lanes of the Junction Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road and

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Security Bank formalizes acquisition of Premiere Development Bank

Photo shows from left: Herminio M. Famatigan Jr., Gizela M. Gonzalez, Cezar P. Consing, SBC President and CEO Alberto S. Villarosa, Edgardo P. Reyes and SBC SVP and CFO Joselito E. Mape.

ties recently completing the signing of formal documents. Premiere Development Bank will be renamed Security Bank Savings upon the approval of the BSP and

the Securities and Exchange Commission. SBC immediately expands its branch network by 30% with the 38 branches of PDB located within Metro Manila

and the CALABAR ZON areas. The acquisition will allow SBC to serve the needs of a diverse market in the consumer and small and mid-sized business segments.

Laguindingan Airport is still under study. Road have already been Governor Oscar Moreappropriated. The Lagu- no, chair of the commitindingan seaport project tee, urged all parties to

coordinate closely with each other in order to facilitate implementation of plans pertaining

to the operation of the Laguindingan Airport. (EOR/PBA/KMD/NROX/PIA-10)

Security Bank Corporation (SBC) sealed the share purchase agreement with the owners and management of Premiere Development Bank (PDB) with the par-

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The art of forgiveness Jibber Jabber with Ace Fredrian Xavier Busico FORGIVENESS, it is what we always hear being encouraged in every religion. To those hearts brutally wounded find it hard to recognize forgiveness. For many years I have met people who find forgiveness as a fairytale. Well, I cannot blame them for I do not know what happened in their past. Usually the past plays a role why some people become cold and unforgiving. One of the best lessons I learned from my dad is forgiving people despite the anger, pain, and making the first move to be forgiven. In our family, modesty aside, I am the one with the forgiving personality and that is why I get abused a lot. Though mentioned in the bible that you have to forgive 77 times, forgiveness is an excuse to abuse or exploit a person. We may forgive a person 77 times, but what if you keep forgiving to the extent that you already look stupid? This is commonly found among faithful wives who despite their husband’s cheating remain forgiving. But of course, to forgive is the highest and most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. If a person wants to be happy for a lifetime, forgiveness is the answer. Temporary happiness dwells in retribution. Most of us outclass in vengeance that result in hostilities. Being unforgiving can blacken the soul and even change one’s attitude like in ABS-CBN’s 100 Days to Heaven where Bobby unconsciously mimics the vile attitude of his former boss, Anna. A person being humiliated or assaulted tend to imitate the offender and this could be transmitted from generation to generation through families and traditions. Only forgiveness can break the curse. According to Catherine Ponder: When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and be free. In my class, I always make sure that there are no hard

Run to Your Fear THINK a minute… My younger son has always had a terrible fear of fast roller coasters. Those rides at amusement parks and fairs that zip around so fast that the people riding them scream the whole way. But recently, my son decided he was going to ride one no matter how afraid he was. He forced himself to sit next to me on the roller coaster, and I could almost hear his heart beating and racing he was so scared. To tell you the truth, that roller coaster was almost too fast for me! When the ride was finally over and we were leaving, my son was so happy and proud of himself. He kept saying again and again: “Dad, I conquered my fear!” One of the important secrets to success and hap-

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst piness, which many people don’t know, is that on the other side of our fear is a much better life for us. It’s only when we face and conquer our fears that we get past them and are free to reach our potential. The great army general, George Patton, said: “Fear kills more people than death.” You see, death kills us only once, but fear kills us over and over again. “It’s better to face danger one time than to live in fear your whole life.” Our

fears will just keep chasing us as long as we keep running from them. A wise man says: “Fear is a warning signal, not for us to close our eyes, but for us to open them wider, so we can face our fear head on to conquer and defeat it.” But if we keep closing our eyes to our fear so we can just stay in our comfort zone, then we’ll end up “buried alive in our comfort zone,” and never really live life to the fullest.

Some feared that by the time this article is off the press, the pile of garbage at Vamenta in Igpit had already grown into a two-storey building. Yasay did not give a damn? The same informant said that during flash flood spawned by Typhoon Sendong last December 17, not a single soul from Opol went to Igpit to find out if residents there are still alive. “We got no help from Opol,” a resident recounted as they braved flood to safer grounds cuddling their sickly mother. “Of course, we are angry,” a resident said. Although the accusation is debatable, environment groups insist that unabated mining at the outskirts of Opol is one of the culprits of the killer flash flood midnight Dec. 17. Nobody even talked about the mercury contaminated Iponan River as one of the reasons of town officials’ neglect of its environment. The interest on the continued discoloration of the Iponan River never been traced to rampant illegal mining and quarrying at the upper portion of the river, part of Opol town. What had Mayor Dexter Yasay been doing since elected as town mayor to curtail the scandalous destruction of Opol mountains by both legal and illegal miners? None! The informant said that an unidentified personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) called on Dexter for a one-on-one talked the other day. DIAZ/PAGE 10

Native products to be registered as trademarks

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UNIQUE native products originating from various EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MANAGER regions in the country may MELANIE RIVERA ALLAN M. MEDIANTE soon be protected as tradeIRENE DOMINGO EXECUTIVE EDITOR marks. Names of places PINKY CADAVEDO A—ò›Ùã®Ý®Ä¦ from which a product origiJOE DEL PEURTO FELICILDA nated may be registered as MANAGING EDITOR GUILLERMO ADE, JÙ. geographical indications PÙʗç‘ã®ÊÄ CRIS DIAZ (GI). A GI is a sign used ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALBERT MOLIT on goods that possess charPAT SAMONTE MARLON DOMINGO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ acteristics, qualities or a CIRCULATION reputation essentially attribAJ CORAL utable to their geographic JUN ESCUADRO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ origin. RIZA O. ARES GERRY LEE GORIT LIEZL A. DELOSO Examples of GIs from ROLANDO SUDARIA JOE PALABAO other countries include P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ RENE MICHAEL BAÑOS Darjeeling Tea from the city FELIX SANTILLAN MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ of Darjeeling, India; ChamLƒùÊçã AÙã®Ýã pagne from the province of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. Champagne in northeast URIEL C. QUILINGUING L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã France; Tequila from Tequila, Guadalajara in Mexico; REGIONAL PARTNERS: Parmesan cheese from the WESTERN MINDANAO Parmigiano region in Italy Mindanao Examiner/Mindanao Daily and Parma ham from the Unit 15, 3F Fair Land Bldg., Nunez Extension city of Parma also in Italy. Zamboanga City Phone & Fax (062) 992 5480 Under the law and relEmail: mindanaoexaminer@gmail.com evant treaties, a registered URL: mindanaoexaminer.com GI may be accorded the CARAGA same rights as a registered MARX’S PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SERVICES trademark. “Guimaras”, for P-7 Resureccion Road., Holy Redeemer, example, might soon be a Butuan City geographic indication for its Cell No. 0948-4183501, 0912-8091093 mangoes, which are touted RUEL V. PELONE

Someone said: “The biggest part of courage is having done it before.” Remember, there’s a first time for everything—whether it’s riding a bike, starting your own business, or public speaking. There’s no greater feeling of accomplishment and success than running right at your fear and coming out on the other side of it, knowing you beat it. So for your own success and happiness, you can ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and take control of your life. Then, when you know that God Himself is on your side, there’s absolutely no one or nothing to be afraid of. With His love and power inside, you can run right through your fears to the great life He has ready and waiting for you. Just Think a Minute…

Expose illegal mining in Opol

AN informant said that Opol Town Mayor Dexter Yasay never worked at the provincial capitol before. What the informant said was that Dexter served as town councilor of Opol before he ran for the Mayoral post in 2010, apparently to succeed his elder brother, the former town Mayor Dixson Yasay. Sting! Opolanon believed Dexter would make a better mayor than his brother Dixson. So, they elected the young Cris Diaz Yasay to the post.Later, they found out that both are of the same caliber. In other words, as community leadBUSICO/p.10 ers, the two Yasays have both inherent weaknesses and strengths. Unfortunately, in politics, the weakness of a person weighs much than his strength. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln’s statement: ‘Nobody remembers every time I commit what is right, but everybody remembers all the time when I commit wrong.” That is the risk of being a The MINDANAO DAILY is published by Mindanao Daily politician. When you do the right thing, your opponent Balita at Door 3, Geleng Bldg., Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. It is registered with the Department of Trade and will say it was wrong. When you do the wrong thing, Industry (DTI), Region 10 with CerƟfifcate No. 01349532, and your opponent will feast on you. with Business Permit No. 02275, TIN No. 946-396-807-001 Obviously, that is what happening to Dexter Yasay Telefax Nos: (088) 856-3344, (08822)74-53-80, of Opol, too. Residents at Igpit complained that their Cell nos.: 0917-7121424, 0923-432-0687 garbage have not been disposed of for the past months. Website: www//mindanaodailybalita.com E-mail: mindanaodaily.ads@gmail.com mindanaodailynews@gmail.com DANTE M. SUDARIA

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Atty. Sara Jane A. Suguitan to be the sweetest mangoes in the world. At least eight native products are qualified to be listed and protected as GI. These are Aklan piña cloth, Batangas Barako coffee, Bicol pili nuts, Cebu dried mangoes, Dagupan bangus (milkfish), Guimaras fresh mangoes, Lake Sebu Tinalak from South Cotabato and Lumban barong. Geographical indications are understood by consumers to denote the origin and the quality of products. Many of them have acquired valuable reputations which, if not adequately protected, may be misrepresented by dishonest commercial operators. False use of geographical indications by unauthorized parties

is detrimental to consumers and legitimate producers. Consumers are deceived into believing that they are buying a genuine product with specific qualities and characteristics, when they are in fact getting an imitation. Legitimate producers are deprived of valuable business and the established reputation of their products is damaged. Two Asian countries have promulgated their own laws on GI. These are Thailand and Vietnam. In Thailand, registered GIs include jasmine rice from Surin, pomelo from Nakornchaisri, Praewa Thai silk from Kalasinth, Earthware from Koh Kred, salted eggs from Chaiya

and wine from plateau de Phurua. Applicants for GI in Thailand include the state and its agencies, producers and consumer groups or organizations. Use of the GI is limited and regulated by the trader groups in order to preserve the quality standards. In Vietnam, which is also very advance in protecting its native products, signs indicating geographical origins for local specialties and traditional services or products may be the subject of GI protection. Traditional specialties include agricultural produce and handicrafts. Traditional services include tourism and cultural services. They have at least 26 registered GIs which cover patis, tea, coffee, grapefruit, dragon fruit, anise, fragrant rice, lychee, oranges, mangoes, bananas, cinnamon, bagoong, their famous conical hats, persimmon, grapefruits, pipe tobacco, chestnuts, and apple custard. (Sounds yummy, doesn’t it?)


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Coca-Cola to spend $1 billion in the Philippines over 5 years Coca-Cola Co. will spend $1 billion in the Philippines over five years to strengthen production and distribution and help

develop new products. Coca-Cola Philippines recorded doubledigit growth in the first half of 2010. Coca-Cola

operates 23 plants and 42 sales offices with over 7,800 direct employees across the Philippines. The Philippines bottling

operation is among the ten largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. The company is working on building a mega

bottling facility in Misamis Oriental. Scheduled to begin operations next year, it will be one of the largest plants in the region. Coca-Cola is also expanding its product lineup in the Southeast Asian nation

of 98 million people. This year, it launched “Samurai” energy drink and the ready-to-drink tea “Real Leaf.” The company also plans to expand its Minute Maid brand. (The Atlanta Journal)

Coco water partnership. Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) has partnered with Peter Paul Philippine, Corporation (PPPC) to launch PCPPI’s latest product offering that is touted to become the next global health drink. In the presence of PCPPI Chairman and CEO Hwang Chung (second from right), PCPPI President Partho Chakrabarti (left from center) and PPPC President Jose T. Quimson shake hands after signing the contract recently in Makati. Also witnessing the event are (from left): PCPPI Adviser to the Chairman Antonio Ongpin, PPPC Marketing Manager Rhoey Lee Dakis, PPPC Chief Finance Officer Danilo Garcia , and PCPPI Chief Finance Officer Akash Shah (extreme right).

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Kaamulan Festival commences today

BUKIDNON - Dubbed as Mindanao’s food basket, Bukidnon is now ready for this year’s Kaamulan Festival. The soft opening is set today, February 16, with the traditional ‘pamuhat’ (ritual) dedicated to the ‘Magbabaya’ (deity) for a bounty harvest.

Provincial government sustains quality education AGUSAN Sur – Twenty-five school heads from elementary and secondary schools in this province are taking-up masteral degree in education and administration in Ateneo de Davao University. This is in line with thrust of the provincial government to give quality education to Agusanon children.

Army busts gun-running syndicate

LANAO del Sur - The 103rd Infantry Brigade has scored in its drive against criminal activities in the province, with the busting of a ‘gun-running syndicate’ recently. This was made possible with the help of a concerned citizen, who transmitted a text message to the Brigade Hotline reporting the presence of said syndicate, according to Col. Daniel Lucero, 103rd IB commanding officer.

PDRRMC holds disaster risk workshop

SURIGAO Sur - Members of the Provincial DRRM Council, chaired by Gov Johnny Pimentel, started a 3-day Strategic Planning Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction & Management/ Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM/CCA) yesterday. Being held at La Entrada Resort, Britania, San Agustin town, the workshop aims to formulate plans and programs on DRRM/CCA for the year 2012-2017.

MDRRMCs conduct flood damage assessment

MISAMIS Occidental - The Municipal DRRMCs of Tudela and Clarin are currently conducting a damage assessment and needs analysis (DANA) in barangays affected by the February 10 flashfloods.

MDaily Joke Compiled by KHRISTHA RIVA ARFENE

What does marriage mean? ... to do shopping together.

Beauty pageant Host: Miss Contestant, what is your best feature? Contestant: (Smiles very confidently at audience) My favourite isssssssssssssss my graduation ‘piture’. Did you know that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) seeks to accomplish only two general objectives: Development and Peace for the people in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanaodel Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and City of Marawi? (Researched by Jhon Jeric F. Nacasabog)

Mayor Rodolfo Luna of Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental expresses his support to the Cadastral Survey Project to be implemented this year in his municipality.This, during the consultative meeting with local government officials conducted by DENR-10 in Oroquieta City.(RPAO, DENR-10)

‘drug pushers’ nabbed By JULIET CAGA-ANAN Regional PIO, PDEA 10

CAGAYAN de Oro City – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindanao nabbed three suspected drug pushers in Buruun, Iligan City. Director Roberto S. Opeña of PDEA-10 identified the three as Mr. Kilong Cotongan, 35 years old, tri-sikad driver/dried fish

vendor; Mr. Fahad Capal, aka Bawe, male, 26 years old, a suertres collector, both of said barangay; and Mr. Rakim Capal, aka Mato, male, 19 years old of Brgy. Dilausan, Saguiaran, Lanao Sur. The arrest was made, early afternoon of February 7 at Barangay Buruun, while the suspects were in the act of selling a sachet of ‘shabu’ to a poseur-buyer IO3 Rubylyn S. Alfaro of cial Enforcement Team led PDEA agent. Lanao Norte Provincial Spe- the operation. (JC/jdelpf)

GA-WINGS holds psychosocial dynamics today By ELAINE O. RATUNIL, PIA 10

CAGAYAN de Oro City – The Gender AdvocatesWomen in Government Service (GA-WINGS) in Northern Mindanao is conducting a Trainers’ Training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Dynamics here, today and tomorrow, Feb. 16-17. GA-WINGS President Clarissa Calingin-Rosales said the training aims to

to handle similar activities in their respective agencies. She added the participants are also expected to extend such services, especially to individuals and families affected by tropical storm Sendong. This is in cooperation with the Philippine Mental Health Association-Cagayan de Oro City/Misamis equip the par ticipants knowledge on psychosocial Oriental Chapter. (eor/ with necessary skills and processes, enabling them jdelpf)

PECOJON schedules journalist stress and trauma training By CANDY MACABALE, Reporter

A group calling itself as PECOJON Philippines, is sponsoring a capabilitybuilding activity on stress management and trauma care at the Malasag Eco Tourism Village, March 7-10, this year. The four-day activity is intended for journalists from Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, most especially those who have been affected by the recent flooding, accord-

ing to PECOJON Chief-ofOperations Len Manriquez. Participation is by invitation only, she clarified, adding that they are now distributing the enrolment forms, among interested media practitioners in both cities. “We shall handle all information we receive with utmost discretion,” she assured. Details of the activity are available at www.pecojon. ph. (cm/jdelpf )

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Dennis Hopper Battling Prostate Cancer (Second of three parts)

SOON after his prostate cancer diagnosis, Hopper filed for divorce from his wife, Victoria. He cited “irreconcilable differences” among the reasons for the dissolution of the 14 year long marriage. The bitter divorce and custody battle has given insight into Hopper’s prognosis as court records show comments made by attorneys in relation to Hopper’s deteriorating condition. In March 2009, the actor’s attorneys claimed that the Easy Rider star weighed only 100 pounds. Apparently, doctors felt he was too weak to give a deposition in the case.(Lisa Fayed, About.com Guide)


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ENTERTAINMENT

Private funeral planned for Whitney Houston NEWARK, N.J. - A private funeral for Whitney Houston will be held on Saturday in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, at the same modest New Jersey church where the R&B vocalist honed her singing skills on her way to becoming one of the biggest pop stars of her generation. The invitation-only ser vice will be held at noon (1700 GMT) at the

New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston once sang gospel in the choir growing up, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The spokeswoman did not rule out the possibility of a separate public memorial service later. The Houston family thanked fans for their pr aye r s but w ant e d a private service, funeral director Carolyn Whigham told reporters outside the

Whigham Funeral Home where the singer’s body was resting. She said there would be “nothing for the public,” only the private funeral service. “It was the family’s decision,” Whigham told rep or ters. “ The y have shared her for 30-some years with the city, with the state, with the world. This is their time now for their farewell to their daughter, mother.”

The body of the beloved singer was flown to New Jersey late on Monday from Los Angeles. Dozens of fans lit candles and gathered outside the funeral home to greet the golden hearse carrying Houston’s body on Monday night under tight security. On Tuesday balloons and cards paid tribute to the pop star outside the church, a simple, red-brick house of worship on a quiet

Rebels...

Monday, three armed men identifying themselves as members of the NPA went inside his compound. Two of the suspects poked their guns on him while the other one poured on the gasoline on his multi-cab. “They told me to stay put as they burned my vehicle. I was praying they won’t kill me,” said Vega. Vega said they are contemplating on filing arson charges against the NPAs. “It was so unfortunate this group was given wrong information about me and my family. They should have asked me if the reports that reached them were true,” said Vega. The Makilala PNP has already invited six of Vega’s plantation workers whom they believed could give hints as to the identities of the suspects. The torching of Vega’s multi-cab last Monday was

the third incident since February. On Friday, the communist guerillas torched five heavy equipment owned by the RDI Construction Company at Barangay San Roque in Kidapawan City. Three days later, they burned another two heavy equipment owned by a private construction company in Digos City in Davao del Sur. Extortion was believed as the motive behind the torching incident, authorities said. (PNA)

He said the city’s projects were implemented to address concerns like health, drainage system, garbage collection and public market rehabilitation. The completed projects included the P25 million road concreting from Sintos Subdivision to Teachers’ Village in Barangay Villakananga, the P23.9 million Emenville Road concreting with drainage system in Barangay Ambago, P3.4 million De Oro Barangay Hall with Health Center, P4.9 million construction of double barrel box culvert with road concreting in Barangay Bitan-agan, P3.1 million Bugsukan Barangay Hall and Health Center, P31.9 million Barangay Doongan Multi-Purpose Building and Site Development, P22.3 million Langihan Public Market rehabilitation, P1.6 miilion Villakananga Road rehabilitation, P3.3 million Barangay Bit-os farm-to-market

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in Makilala town. Dilaab said that Vega has terminated a number of workers in his farms and failed to give the benefits due them. Vega, in an interview, denied all the allegations hurled against him. He said he has treated his workers fairly and even gave them more than what they needed. “I have helped them erect their houses inside my farms with water and electric connections. I gave them bonuses every December and sent them to resorts during Christmas parties,” said Vega. Vega told Makilala PNP he witnessed the torching of his Suzuki multi-cab, which he used daily to visit his farm. A rou n d 1 0 : 3 0 a . m .

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prevail throughout Mindanao and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Meanwhile, the CDRRMC has called on all the barangay DRRMCs to warn the people living in mountain slopes and other low-lying places to remain alerted for flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, fishing boats and other small sea crafts

Busico... from page 6

feelings after I scold my students of their negligence. I remember last June 2011 during the barangay fiesta; I scolded two of my barangay tanods because they were drinking in public with their uniforms. One of them spearheaded a move to vacate their posts as a sign of protest and he even humiliated me over the radio. I was furious that night because of what I heard but when I remembered what my parents told me, I asked forgiveness to my tanods when I made my welcome remarks during the opening program and made my point that it was nothing personal. Sometimes, refusal of a person to forgive causes physiological disorders like heart problems, change in blood pressure, insomnia and many other diseases caused by nurturing anger. I felt this feeling many times when I was young because I

in the city are advised to take precautionary measures before going out into the sea, while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez, who is also the Chairperson of CDRRMC, has reminded the barangay DRRMCs to take appropriate proactive actions to aim for “zero casualty” focused on evacuation, rather than rescue. (RCA-PIA 10 Mis. Occ.)

always encounter fights with my siblings. I would feel my chest so tight that I want to clobber them but my parents taught me to how to forgive. Always remember that people who cannot forgive nor has a hard time forgiving have a trouble living life for it hinders growth. The future is blocked and there is no place for new growth. Forgiveness allows the grace of God to dwell in a forgiving heart. Forgiveness allows healing. As what Mahatma Ghandi once said: The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Until the next Jibber Jabber.

Diaz... from page 6

Local residents expressed the suspicion that Dexter and the representative from DENR may have agreed on ways to spare themselves once the mining issue exploded in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Let us wait and see. React: crisguardian@ yahoo.com

Slams... from page 1

and enable them to send their children to school. He also stressed that his administration’s road projects to attract real estate investments have significantly contributed to the city’s unemployment problem.

TERRITORIES AND PROVINCES OF INDIA

KASHMIR KERALA LADAKH LAKSHADWEEP MANIPUR MIZORAM NAGALAND

road, P2.2 million Barangay Kinamlutan farm-to-market road, P2.2 farm-to-market road, P995,629 Barangay Maibu road concreting and the P995,785.62 Barangay Dulag road concreting, among others.

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those who perished in the disaster is in addition to the cash assistance for those whose houses were partially and totally damaged. The City’s Social Welfare Department has adopted a bracket in calculating the amount of cash assistance to those who lost their homes according to the extent of the damaged. ‘The amount of cash assistance for partially damaged houses and those totally damaged are not the same,’ a CSWD personnel said. For instance, she said, cash as-

sistance on damaged to houses worth P1 million or more is much higher than damaged to houses worth P50,000 to P100,000. The CSWD has a master list of all claimants in barangays affected by Sendong. Names in the master list are also certified by barangay officials or neighbors living closely with the victims at the time the catastrophe occurred. According to Joson, the issuance of cash assistance will depend on the list provided by the CSWD. Since Friday last week, the city government has started to process claims of bonafide victims at the City Hall. City Mayor Vicente Emano said that the city government has allocated a total of P70 million cash assistance to Sendong victims. He said the amount is taken from the city’s five percent calamity fund.

SUDOKU

CIRCLE A WORD ANDAMAN BIHAR GOA GUJARAT HARYANA LARNATAKA

Houston backstreet near downtown Newark where Houston began grabbing the limelight as a soloist in a gospel

choir in the 1970s. Her death on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel stunned the music world, her fans and her family. She was found underwater in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel, according to police. They have declined to speculate on the cause of her death at age 48. An autopsy was completed on Sunday, and a final death report is pending completion of an official investigation and toxicology reports that may take weeks.

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Ang miagi

CROSSWORD puzzle ACROSS 1. Hint 4. Unsuccessful 8. _Vegas 9. Thaw 10. Proceed 11. Art of flower arrangement 12. Girl 13. Noli_Tangere 14. Foster 16. Dig for ore 18. Disencumber 19. _Aunor 20. Seiko competitor 21. _Mina 22. Finish line string 24. Desert 26. Actinium symbol 27. Jack en_ 28. Sorrow

30. Antimony symbol 31. Assistant 32. Untruth 33. Likewise 34. Pleased DOWN 1. Ascend 2. Body of water 3. Utilize 4. Locale 5. Having wings 6. Pronoun 7. Actor’s part 9. Food from heaven 10. Versoza 12. Steer 25. Raised platform 15. Snare 16. Colored eel 17. Formerly Persia 19. Person of great wealth

20. Scope 22. Manila district 23. Suffered pain 24. Church recess 26. Continent 29. Sick 31. Mr. Tantay


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US boxer Mayweather says Lin fame is for race not deeds UNBEATEN US boxer Floyd Mayweather says the attention surrounding Asian-American NBA guard Jeremy Lin is based on his racial heritage rather than his basketball exploits. Lin is the first US-born NBA player of Taiwanese or Chinese heritage. His parents moved to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s while one of his grandmothers remained in China. Mayweather commented on the “Lin-sanity” buzz around the New York Knicks guard who came off the bench from obscurity a week ago to spark a fivegame win streak in the absence of stars Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise,” Mayweather said in a posting on Monday on his Twitter microblogging website. After criticism was heaped upon him from other tweeters, Mayweather posted a response late Monday saying his comments were meant as support for black athletes. “Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized,” Mayweather posted on Twitter, adding a moment later, “Wow what a country.”

Lin’s unlikely rise to fame has captivated NBA fans worldwide, the Harvard economics graduate going undrafted by NBA teams and being cut in December by Golden State and Houston before landing a spot with the Knicks. Lin, a 23-year-old playmaker who is making only $762,195 this season, has made the most of his chance and become a leader on a team in search of a spark with his drives to the basket, his accurate passes and his defensive effort. The first player in NBA history with at least 20 points and seven assists in his first four starts, Lin has scored 109 points in those appearances, the most of any player since 1976, and

is averaging 26.8 points and 8.0 assists a game. Mayweather is set to fight Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto on May 5 in Las Vegas before starting a 90-day jail sentence in June on a domestic abuse conviction involving a former girlfriend with whom Mayweather has fathered two children. But the fight that boxing fans long to see is Mayweather against an Asian superstar, Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, in what would have been for the undisputed pound-for-pound world crown had it come off two years ago as hoped. Pacquiao is planning to face another unbeaten US fighter, Tim Bradley, in June at Las Vegas. (AFP News)

NCAA: San Beda coach Lim calm despite possible suspension By ADRIAN DY

SAN Beda may be forced to play in the upcoming 88th NCAA men’s basketball season without current head coach Frankie Lim when the Red Lions gun for a threepeat in the country’s oldest collegiate league. The fate of the Red Lions’ head coach, as well as some of their players, lies in the hands of the NCAA Policy Board, after the NCAA Management Committee (ManCom) forwarded a series of recommendations for sanctions stemming from an early December brawl involving Lim and several of his players, and San Sebastian volleyball coach Roger Gorayeb. According to a source with information about the proceedings, Lim could face a one-year suspension, preventing him from patrolling the sidelines this season. The ManCom also recommended suspensions for several Red Lions, with Nigerian Ola Adeogun top-

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ping the list with a five-game penalty. Filipino-American Julius Armon is supposedly in line for a four game suspension, while Lim’s son Carmelo will be hit for two games. Several other players present during the fight may also get one game suspensions. Rookies Adeogun and Armon are currently serving out their residency and are set to make their NCAA debut later this year. Last December 3, members of the Red Lions team alleged that members of the San Sebastian men’s volleyball team were mak-

ing racist chants directed towards Adeogun while at the San Beda gym. The Stags spikers maintain that they were merely shouting their customary warm-up chant. Lim and Gorayeb then got involved in a verbal tussle that exploded into a full-on brawl, with Gorayeb and one female Stags player getting physically injured. When asked after a recent Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup game about the possible sanctions, Lim told GMA News Online, “They have to come out with a decision, then you can worry about it. For as long as they have not

come out with a decision, it’s useless to worry about it.” The NCAA Policy Board is expected to come out with a final decision on Wednesday, February 22, but it is in no way required to adhere strictly to the recommendations of the

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