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Is Caraga on the brink of poverty? By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo described Caraga as a region endowed with rich natural resources but this wealth has become a dilemma because of widespread poverty. In a speech at the oath-taking of Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. as chairman of the Regional Peace and Order Council at Almont Inland Hotel and Convention Center here yesterday, Robredo posed the question whether the wealth Region 13 is endowed with has become a problem on the part of government. POVERTY/PAGE 11

11 firms eye power barges ELEVEN parties signified interest in bidding for the government’s four power barges, according to staterun Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm). “The participants are currently conducting their due diligence audit to ensure utmost transparency in this transaction, and we hope to discuss their issues and concerns on the bidding procedures and transaction documents during the pre-bid conference set on February 29 at 2 p.m.,” Emmanuel R. Ledesma Jr., president of Psalm, said. Interested parties have until 12 noon of April 13 to submit their bids for power barges 101, 102, 103 and 104. Under the terms of the sale, buyers of the barges should deploy them to Mindanao, which is suffering from low power reserves. InterAksyon.com

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Lawmaker seeks review of solid waste management law TO ease numerous environmental concerns that add up to various social problems affecting local government units (LGUs), Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed Senate Resolution 702 that will direct the Senate committees on health and demography, local government and other appropriate committees to conduct an inquiry on the condition of all dumpsites in the country. The resolution is meant

to determine and recommend appropriate action that would effectively facilitate the full implementation of the 2003 Solid Waste Management Act in the wake of reports that more than 1,000 LGUs operating open and controlled dumpsites nationwide have been tagged for various environmental offenses and violations. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and LAWMAKER/PAGE 11 PIMENTEL

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WEATHER UPDATE AT 2:00 p.m. yesterday, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 230 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City (9.4°N, 116.6°E). Tail-end of a cold front affecting Northern Luzon. The whole country will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Palawan, the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon and the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast and East will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and coming from the East over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

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Soil cracks cause mass evacuation

Residents told: protect environs By MACH ALBERTO D. FABE, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Monsignor Elmer Abacahin yesterday urged residents of Sitio Cala-Cala, Barangay Macasandig to help efforts at protecting the environment during a Eucharistic celebration at “ground zero” on the second monthsary of deadly Sendong. Celebrating the mass at what remains of the 2-storey house of the CapunayShotton family in the middle of Cala-Cala just adjacent to the Divine Mercy Chapel which was his gift to the

residents there, Abacahin reminded everyone that Sendong was not God’s punishment but a wake-up call for everyone to protect the environment. “I urged everyone to do what you can to also protect the environment. There are things that God allows to happen to us. But not everything negative that happen to us is God’s will. Most bad things that happen is man-made. That is why we need to do our ENVIRONS/PAGE 11

everywhere in our barangay and it alarmed us because AGUSAN del Norte––Land cracks becom- they growing bigger, wider deeper each day,” a ing larger, deeper and longer alarmed and resident told town officials. residents in the municipal town of CarHe said town officials men as local officials mapped evacuation already asked the Departof Environment and plans for about 300 residents in the area. ment Natural Resources (Denr) The huge land cracks ident reported of losing to investigate the cracks have caused panic among his dog that fell into deep which are getting bigger and Iligan Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz, RDC-X Chair, presides deeper everyday, stretching over a meeting of the executive committee held 16 Feb residents in Barangay Ro- cracks. “The cracks were almost jales, Carmen after a resSOIL/PAGE 11 2012 at the NEDA-X Office. Photo by Mike Baños, NPN By CRIS DIAZ, Associate Editor

RDC-10 execom endorses P43-b strategic action plan for Oro-Iligan By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Executive Committee of the Regional Development Council for Region 10 (RDC-10) has endorsed a P43.017 billion budget for the Strategic Action Plan for the rehabilitation and recovery of areas affected

by Tropical Storm Sendong (International Name: Washi) for approval by the full RDC-10 council. The Execom passed two resolutions endorsing the SAP for approval by the RDC-10 Full Council and Priority Programs and

Projects for the rehabilitation and recovery of areas affected by TS Sendong for Funding by the Office of the President (OP). Engr. Leon M. Dacanay Jr., RDC-10 vice chairman and NEDA-10 regional director, said P20-Billion of the total will be ILIGAN/PAGE 11

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DSWD: Child’s best interest is main concern in adoption By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––In the adoption of a child, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said his/her best interest should be the utmost, primary consideration. The DSWD in Caraga made the statement Tuesday during the Regional Adoption and Foster Care Forum at Mazaua Resort and Restaurant here in conjunction with the cel-

ebration of the Adoption Consciousness Week. DSWD-Caraga lawyer Josefe Sorrera-Ty said that in all matters relating to care, custody and adoption, the child’s interest shall be the paramount consideration in accordance with the levels set forth by the United Nations Commission on the Rights of the Child. Sorrera-Ty said a pro-

cess has to be followed in the adoption of a child and the DSWD is one of the government agencies the prospective adoptive parents have to deal with. According to SorreraTy, the following may be adopted: • Those below 18 years old and declared available for adoption; • Legitimate son or daughter of spouse of applicant even if beyond 18 years old;

• Illegitimate son or daughter even if beyond 18 years old. She also made it clear that prior to adoption, written consents should be issued by: • Adoptee who is 10 years of age or older; • Biological parents. DSWD-13 Social Welfare III Aldie Mae Andoy, said adoption of a child surrendered to the adoptive parents shall undergo the following process with-

in the first to third month: • Facilitation of a Deed of Voluntary Relinquishment Contract; • Secure a birth certificate; • Home visits conducted by a social worker; • Secure most recent colored photo. S orrera-Ty said the court has the sole authority to decide petitions for adoption. She, however, stressed the importance of DSWD’s recommendation

on which the judge relies. The recommendation contains the social workers’ report on visits conducted on the applicant adoptive parents’ home, she said. Participants in the affair with the theme “Isulong! Legal na Pagaampon”, included prospective adoptive parents and representatives from the departments of Justice, Education, police and the city social welfare and development office.

Rains destroy bridges in Zamboanga Norte „ Alert level 1 status raised in Dinagat,

Surigao City, Tandag City and Butuan City COTABATO City––The torrential rains brought about by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) in Mindanao have brought damages to at least three bridges in Zamboanga del Norte after rivers overflowed. Civilians living near huge rivers in the province to evacuate as heavy rains continue in most parts of Mindanao, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) reported. T h e N DR R MC h a s also alerted the provincial DRRMC in the Visayas and other parts of Mindanao. In its report, the Zamboanga del Norte PRRMC

said that as of 12 noon, Salug Daku Bridge along Mahayag-Dumingag-Siayan-Sindangan Road, Zamboanga del Norte remained impassable. Another bridge was closed after soil erosion were noted in its approaches. Also closed was the Macasoy Bridge along DipologOroquieta Road, all in Zamboanga del Norte. In it s we b s ite, t he

NDRRMC said local government units in Eastern, Western and Central Mindanao regions were on heightened alert for possible evacuation should the LPA will continue to bring in rains. Alert level 1 status was also raised in Dinagat, Surigao City, Tandag City and Butuan City. Data from the NDRRMC showed that the LPA had affected at least 731 families or 3,863 people in 70 villages in eight towns in four provinces. Five houses were also damaged in Jabonga in Agusan del Norte due to continuous rains. Wire reports

GERMAN SITE VISIT AT ISLA DE ORO. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez shows the devas-

tated area of Isla de Oro to Ambassador Joachim Heidorn and MP Member Micheal Glos requesting their support for the establishment of the Isla de Oro Memorial Eco-Park and Shrine for Sendong victims. Isla de Oro will be planted with trees and grass and a monument will be erected or a final resting place of the victims, a place for prayer and rest for the survivors and a tourist attraction in order to remember that we have to take care of our environment.

Sulu gets new mobile clinics By AL JACINTO Regional Editor-Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA City––Sulu Governor Sakur Tan has received six mobile clinics from C ongressman Tupay Loong which were distributed to different towns in province. The mobile clinics, Tan said, would be deployed Sulu Governor Sakur Tan and Congressman Tupay Loong lead the distribution to health centers under of of mobile clinics in Patikul town. Also in the photo is Maimbung town Mayor L o ong’s cong re ssi ona l Samier Tan, one of the recipients of the mobile clinics, and his health workers. district. (Ely Dumaboc / Mindanao Examiner) Loong did not say how

much the mobile clinics cost, but it was part of his Priority Development Assistance Fund. Sulu has two congressional districts. The House of Representatives at present has 240 members and the Constitution provides a maximum of 250 congressional seats. Each of the members of the House of Representatives is entitled to P70-million Priority Development Assistance Fund annually.

The Priority Development Assistance Fund makes possible the implementation––in every congressional district - of small-scale, but significant projects which can not be part of large-scale projects of national agencies. These projects, mostly infrastructure, health, education and social aid packages, directly touch the lives of district constituents. With Ely Dumaboc


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Evacuees want to go home SOME of the remaining evacuees billeted in West City Central School have voiced out their desire to go back to their homes in Acacia in Barangay Carmen in Cagayan de Oro City. According to Maricelle Libarnes, staff of the Estate Management Division (EMD) who is assigned at the evacuation center, there are 165 families still occupying the temporary quarters in West City Central School. Some of them want to be relocated at the 5-hectare relocation area of Xavier University in Lumbia while some just want to go back to their individual homes in Acacia, Carmen which were flooded during the height of the typhoon Sendong. Some portions of Acacia, Carmen were not included in the danger zones declared by President Benigno Aquino III. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROMEO G. DAANG Petitioner/Vendor PERLITA R. TAGAPAN Petitioner/Vendee

CAGAYAN de Oro––The Mindanao Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Geo-Hazard Awareness will commence today (February 18) at the Dynasty Court hotel until Feburary 19. The two-day summit intends to instill awareness among local residents the importance of disaster preparedness and geo-hazards. The summit is the brain-

child of two Mindanaoan senators, TG Guingona and Koko Pimentel, with moderators such as Dean Antonio Laviña of the Ateneo de Manila University and Ms. Amina Rasul, president, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. It will start today with Senator Koko Pimentel welcoming the summit participants and will be properly

opened by Senator TG Guingona after the opening prayer to be led by His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Archdioses of Cagayan de Oro City . Tomorrow’s activites will include the keynote address of His Excellency William “Bill” Tweddell, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of Australia, and other speakers like, Rep. Bai Sandra A. Sema who

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

By PJ TREMEDAL, Western Mindanao Bureau

ADAME S. ZENON Applicant/s CASE NO: 2012-10-250

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience and amendment of line to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line; Kibawe – Kisolon via Lilingayon (Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 22, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14rth day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CRESENCIO E. LIMBAGA Applicant/s

Summit on disaster preparedness kicks off today

CASE NO;2012-10-0252 (2007-10-0176)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Kisolon to Malaybalay City –Maramag via Kibangay (all in Bukidnon )and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

CASE NO:2012-10-0270

GENEROSO PEREZ Applicant/s

CASENO:2012-10-0261

TERTOLINO C. DIEZ, JR Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0260 (2007-10-0362)

will send a message from a perspective of a Mindanao leader about disaster risk reduction. Other speakers include Undersecretary Benito Ramos, Executive Director of the NDRRMC, will be giving details on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Action Plan which will focus on the responsibilities of every local government units in DRR under Republic Act Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROMEL ABAS Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0259 (2006-10-1908)

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APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the line;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 17th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the line; within Quezon, Bukidnon and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of three (3)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Manolo Fortich to Camp Philipps via alae(all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of February, 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City RICARDA GILLAS - Vendor MARTIN C. GILLA – Vendee Applicant/s

CASE NO: 2012-10-0253 (2007-10-0378)

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City GODOFREDO RAGOT – Deceased ZOILA V. RAGOT - Widow CASE NO;2012-10-0263 Applicant/s (2007-10-003)

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APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL SERVICE on the line;Valencia City to Kadingilan – Kibawe via Quezon (all in Bukidnon) and as for cargo from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of February, 2012..

APPLICANT request authority for approval of Change of ownership of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Gingoog City via Balingoan Medina, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 17th day of February, 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ERLINDA TADAO Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0264 (2007-10-0273)

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 18, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MELITON PACUBAS CASENO;2012-10-0263 Applicant/s (2007-10-0189)

10121 which strengthen the Philippine DRR Framework. Secretary Mary Ann Lucille T. Sering and Exectuive Director of the Climate Change Commission will talk on the impact of climate change on disasters occuring in Mindanao and how to migitate the effetcs of climate changte while Secretary Dinky Soliman of the DSWD will report on the state of disaster preparedness for Mindanao after Sendong.

Sayyaf man arrested in Zambo City By AL JACINTO Regional Editor-Caraga

ZAMBOANGA City––Authorities said it arrested a senior member of a local terror group tied to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya in the southern port city of Zamboanga. Police said Abdullah Ussih was linked to the kidnappings of foreigners in the restive southern region. Ussih denied all accusations against him, but police said the man operated in Sulu and Basilan provinces and was involved in the kidnappings of 21 mostly European holidaymakers in a cross-border raid in Malaysia’s Sipadan resort. Intelligence reports also accused Ussih in the kidnappings of US and Filipino citizens in Mindanao. (Mindanao Examiner) Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City GEMMA M. TACLINDO CASE NO;2012-10-0269 Applicant/s (2008-10 -1311)

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APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience with amendment of route to operate FIL CAB service on the line;Cagayan de oro city to Damulog via Kadingilan – Kaslilangan (Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 17th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line;Kisolon to Maramag (all in Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cagayan de oro city to Lugait, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 23, 2012, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 17th day of February, 2012.

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EDITOR: ALLAN MEDIANTE, Email: amediante@yahoo.com

5 NOW OPEN EN Market City, Agora

PH needs to upgrade medical tourism industry: Rodriguez By ALLAN MEDINATE, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––“Foreigners who will invest in healthcare facilities and services in the Philippines will result in increased job opportunities for Filipinos and will also motivate local hospitals to follow the best, world–class standards and medical practices to be able to compete on a global level.” This was stressed by congressman Rufus Rodriguez, this city, as he urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to adopt a more attractive program to promote medical tourism in the country. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, author of House Resolution 2025, said foreign nationals, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Filipinos living abroad are among the potential targets of medical tourism. Rodriguez said the DOT should implement proper

programs to attract foreigners and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to get health care, medical, surgical, aesthetic and other wellness needs in the Philippines to boost the country’s medical tourism industry. Rodriguez said medical tourism in other countries in Southeast Asia was able to attract more medical tourists because they have very organized government support and remedied their language barriers by employing interpreters. A lso, Rep. Ma x i mo

Rodriguez, Jr. (Party-list, Abante Mindanao), coauthor of the measure, said the country still needs to upgrade its standards for doctors and healthcare facilities with international levels to effectively entice foreign travelers to come and avail of the medical services the country could

offer. “While the medical tourism industry of the country is growing, there is still a lot of room for improvement,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez cited the report of the Philippine Medical Tourism Inc. (PMTI), saying the Philippines has internationally recognized

health care professiona ls who have excel lent healthcare education and training. “Compared to the cost of health care in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, and other Asian countries, the cost of having medical procedures done in the Philippines can

be 50-percent to 80 percent cheaper, “ Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said the Philippines’ share of the 3.5 million medical travelers in Southeast Asia was a measly three percent with Malaysia having 393,000 foreign patients and South Korea with 200,000 patients in 2010.

Rental-purchase Govt urged to suspend price hikes of oil deal pushed to protect consumers CONSUMERS will soon be protected from unscrupulous businessmen in the proposed rental-purchase agreement bill. A rental-purchase agreement shall disclose to the consumer the amount of the first payment and the total amount of fees, taxes or other charges which may be required at or before the date of consummation of the agreement. House Bill 5711 authored principally by Rep. Marcelino Teodoro (1st District, Marikina City), aims to include disclosure of all costs under an agreement, as well as providing an enumeration of substantive rights available to consumers. The measure to be known as the “Consumer Disclosure and Rental Purchase Agreement Act,” will protect consumers from unfortunate transactions with devious businessmen. “There are a great number of consumers engaged in rental-purchase transactions. Unfortunately, in many instances, these transactions have taken place without adequate disclosures and other protections to consumers who most of the time turn out to become victims of deceitful businessmen,” Teodoro said. The rental-purchase agreement shall likewise disclose the amount and timing of rental payment, total number and total amount of rental payment necessary to acquire ownership of the property and a statement that the consumer will not own the property until the consumer has paid the total amount necessary to acquire ownership. The bill also provides a disclosure, to the extent applicable, that the total amount of payment does not include other fees or charges, such as delivery fee, initial processing fee, taxes or other fees or charges which may be payable under the agreement. Such fees and charges shall be separately identified in the agreement. Under the measure, the rental-purchase agreement shall also disclose a statement that the consumer may be responsible for the fair market value of the property if lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed; whether the property is new or used and the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

“PR E SIDEN T Ben ig no Aquino III and the House leadership must fast track the passing of House Bill 4355 to scrap the oil deregulation law and regulate the downstream oil industry.” Rep. Teddy Casino says that if the House can fast track the impeachment of Chief Justice Corona, they can also fast track the vari-

ous measures that would halt the incessant oil price hikes and possibly even reduce prices of oil and petroleum products. The progressive lawmaker issued the statement as government and oil companies increased fuel prices by P0.50 for gasoline a nd P0.85 for diesel yesterday. Casi ño a lso pushed

the government to ask oil firms to suspend any price increase during the sixmonth audit of the firms’ books by an independent review committee. He stressed, however, that such an audit, even if the books were opened, wou ld not address t he problems brought about by the deregulation of the industry. CASIÑO

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We already have a Constitutional crisis! HEARING our President over the radio this morning at the La Consolacion College was inspiring. His passion to curb corruption is seemingly relentless. My issue is the rule of law or what we call the three equal branches of government. Let us not fool ourselves; we already have a constitutional crisis. The President no less is after the chief justice of the Supreme Harry Tambuatco Court for alleged corruption with the impeachment trial well under way. The majority of the lower house is already submissive to the Executive branch while the Judiciary is under question. The Senate who are now the impeachment trial judges are already acting all absolute with the powers given them and to make matters worse have seemingly decided to support the prosecution panel who continue to flounder with their case. What is on trial is not necessarily just the Chief Justice but the judiciary as well as suggested by the president. The Court of Appeals and the rest of the judiciary are responsible for the delayed judgments on cases to the frustration of the Filipino people. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that it is the President who is insistent with the conviction of Corona. The Senate is divided till we hear their ruling of course. Now that we have this lingering feud amongst the three equal branches of government where do the people stand? The answer of course is we have become divided as a nation and as this trial persists we will become even more divided. The legals who work with the judicial branch is obviously disturbed as well as the clerics that help administer justice all over the country. Funny the word “justice” is exactly what is being debated. There are issues on the Presidents message to the students at the La Consolation College if he is being advised properly with rules of court and of law. From my personal point of view the word

No parking THINK a minute. On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough. Now it’s time to relax, let the others do the work, and enjoy the ride. But the problem when we pull over and park is that we get nowhere, since we stop learning and improving to make our life the best it can be. So we don’t reach our potential and live every day to the fullest. One parking place we might stop at is what we wrongly think are our handicaps and weaknesses. We compare ourselves to others who might have certain talents and abilities

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst we don’t have. But we need to realize that we have our own special strengths and abilities. We each must first learn to accept ourselves with our own unique physical looks, personality and abilities. No one is completely handicapped! We each have something important we can be and do in this world. We each were made to make a difference and help

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We have suspicions that past Whitehouse invitations for President Aquino to have audience with U.S. President Barack Obama had connections with Marines deployment in the Philippines. Aquino must have already pledged approval of the US presence in the Philippines. After all, Aquino could dictate the rubber stamp Congress like what he has done in getting support to impeach the Supreme Court Chief Justice. We also have the gut feeling of the US interest to settle in General Santos City in Mindanao. If one remembers, an international airport, designed to accommodate large aircrafts, was constructed in General Santos City two decades ago. Until now, that airport there is not as popular as other international airports in Mindanao. The US is interested in Mindanao because of the island’s proximity to Asian regions. Below Mindanao is Australia where another US military base is likely to operate. Aside from this, the Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga is also a potential site for some of the 3,700 marines for deployment in Asia-Pacific region. Sometime on September 2009, Party list Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares of Bayan Muna (People First), questioned the presence of DynCorp International, ‘an American firm that specializes in high-risk contract work for the Pentagon and the State Department.’ DynCorp fenced the facilities of Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines at Edwin Andrews Base in Zamboanga City. The same thing happened in Camp Bautista in Jolo where the task force facilities were also fenced prohibiting anyone, including Filipino military commanders, from entering. Yes, Mang Juan, the marines are coming to the Philippines. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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I WAS watching the Filipino channel in Northern ASSOCIATE EDITOR Californian that carries TV ALBERT MOLIT PAT SAMONTE Patrol broadcast direct from MARLON DOMINGO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ CIRCULATION the Philippines. AJ CORAL One of those featured JUN ESCUADRO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ was Filipino children going RIZA O. ARES hungry everyday for lack of GERRY LEE GORIT LIEZL A. DELOSO ROLANDO SUDARIA food in the homes. JOE PALABAO P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ They were being fed by RENE MICHAEL BAÑOS FELIX SANTILLAN a charitable organization MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ LƒùÊçã AÙã®Ýã which prepared the food ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. and drink in a long table. URIEL C. QUILINGUING One will readily know L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã how hungry the kids were REGIONAL PARTNERS: just looking at their behavior WESTERN MINDANAO on the table. Mindanao Examiner/Mindanao Daily It was painful to see such Unit 15, 3F Fair Land Bldg., Nunez Extension incident and honestly I was Zamboanga City Phone & Fax (062) 992 5480 hurt. It pains me so much Email: mindanaoexaminer@gmail.com to see such kids so hungry. URL: mindanaoexaminer.com When I was still a student CARAGA in Manila, it was ordinary to see people going around MARX’S PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SERVICES P-7 Resureccion Road., Holy Redeemer, presumably with empty Butuan City stomach. It is easy to tell Cell No. 0948-4183501, 0912-8091093 a person is hungry by the CRIS DIAZ

other people’s lives. So friend, don’t park by what you think are your handicaps or lack of talents and abilities. Start making the most of the abilities you do have. A second parking place that many of us stop at is our failures. But we’ve all failed! So if you’ve failed join the club! Just learn from it and try again. It’s not how you start but how you finish that makes

you a real success. So it’s never too late to get back on the road toward your dreams and goals in life. Time is running out, so you might as well get moving toward the kind of character and life you want. The third place many people park is by their successes. Just because we’ve achieved a little success in life some of us choose to stop. We stop trying, learning, and improving because we’re satisfied with only a little success. But if what you’ve done isn’t your very best, then you’ll never know that you did everything you could in life. Then you’ll have to live with that terrible regret! Think a Minute.

Marines are coming!

WASHINGTON officials are now considering moving some 3,300 marines to ‘elsewhere in the AsiaPacific region.’ Negotiations are underway with the Philippine government as possible ‘disposal’ area for these marines. Pentagon officials said that ‘the move is part of efforts to diversify their deployment on a rotational basis.’ The 3,300 marines is part of Cris Diaz more than 8,000 marines currently stationed in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. The other 4,700 marines are schedule to move to Guam. It took the US three to five years laying out the new CRISIS/p.10 military base in Guam where some Filipinos were hired – mostly masons and construction workers. Perhaps, the military base can only effectively accommodate 4,700 marines. The remaining 3,700 marines could be part of the US rapid deployment forces scattered in strategic areas in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that AusThe MINDANAO DAILY is published by Mindanao Daily tralia has already agreed for marines to do rotational Balita at Door 3, Geleng Bldg., Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. It is registered with the Department of Trade and presence there. Industry (DTI), Region 10 with CerƟfifcate No. 01349532, and Filipinos should be vigilant. After successfully drivwith Business Permit No. 02275, TIN No. 946-396-807-001 ing the US military base away from the Philippine soil, Telefax Nos: (088) 856-3344, (08822)74-53-80, Uncle Sam will use everything to maintain presence in Cell nos.: 0917-7121424, 0923-432-0687 the country. Website: www//mindanaodailybalita.com Matter of fact, the annual US military exercises with E-mail: mindanaodaily.ads@gmail.com the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) manifests mindanaodailynews@gmail.com the continued indirect presence of the US military in the country. DANTE M. SUDARIA Now, after moving out of Okinawa, Japan, the US PUBLISHER is negotiating for more space for its war machines to RUEL V. PELONE ROSE MARY D. SUDARIA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MANAGER move freely in the Asia Pacific region. ALLAN M. MEDIANTE

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Ben Emata Jr. way he moves, his outlook and behavior. Some genuine beggars along busy streets are hungry most of the time since they do not earn enough for the day. And the reason some people pull out some coins in their pocket is they are convinced the particular beggar is really hungry. But why so many hungry people in the Philippines? I thought we have vast uncultivated land which are waiting for the farmers to cultivate. I thought we have

wide, wide rice field in Mindanao fully planted as well as corn land that spreads as far as your eyes can see. I thought the government has embarked all sorts of agricultural ventures that had improved already the lifestyle of the Filipinos. When I was vacationing in the country few years ago, I was swarmed by friends and relatives who needed some kind of assistance. They were badly in need of food, school expense for their kids, shelters, etc. Some

of them naturally cannot provide enough food for the family because they do not have job to speak of. They have been unemployed for so long. Others have jobs but the amount of wages they get are not enough to sustain life of a family. If you go around the luxurious villages and subdivisions anywhere in the country, you will see abundance and pleasure. You will see Filipinos enjoying the life of wealth and luxury. Lots of food, lots of expensive things like cars, extra curricular activities, spacious homes and so many things not so much necessary in life. Your eyes will get tired seeing a life of abundance. The gap between the rich and the poor has sunk HUNGER/p.10


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Security Bank reports P6.7b income in 2011 SECU R IT Y Ba n k Corporation (PSE: SECB) released its unaudited 2011 full year results showing a net income of P6.7 billion and a return on equity (ROE) of 25.0%, exceeding its targets for the year. This accomplishment was achieved as Security Bank continued to uphold its commitment to deliver superior customer experience and shareholder value. Total assets expanded by 30% to PhP 215 billion, with the loan portfolio reflecting a 24% increase to PhP 92.0 billion as of year-end, spurred by strong credit demand in the top corporate and middle market segments. With the asset growth from loans and investments, net interest income likewise grew 24% to Php 7.5 Billion This translated to a healthy net interest margin (NIM) of 4.1%. This strong core revenue per forma nce was complemented by service charges and foreign exchange income growing by PhP 171.3 million or 11% which compensated for lower trading gains. Security Bank President & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alberto S. Villarosa remarked: “We clearly surpassed our targets for the year aided by a bullishness that is evident in the renewed investor confidence in the country with unprecedented loan growth not only for our bank but also

for the rest of the industry. Our full year performance was likewise enhanced by a favorable emerging bond market as it benefited our efforts at managing the interest rate and duration profile of our investment portfolio. We attribute our outstanding accomplishments to the continued trust, support and confidence of our customers and business partners and to the commitment, dedication and execution skills of our management and staff.” The bank’s continued emphasis on cost efficiency is ref lected in its cost to income ratio of 37.4% for 2011, based on operating expenses, excluding provisions and impairment losses, amounting to PhP 4.4 billion. Security Bank ’s asset quality numbers remain healthy with non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of less than 1% and a reserve cover of 308%. The bank’s capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of 20.3% demonstrates a capital base capable of supporting further expansion and growth. Chief Financial Officer Joselito E. Mape further commented: “The Bangko

Sentral ng Pilipinas’ consent to our acquisition of Premiere Development Bank and the license to open 50 new branches within the Metro Manila restricted area will usher in an unparalleled growth phase for the bank. That said, SECB will remain cognizant of growing our franchise without compromising the discipline we have imposed on our costs as well as our asset quality and credit criteria.” The bank is well positioned to participate in the current credit expansion. In anticipation of the continued credit demand over the near-term, the bank has launched an offering of Long-Term Negotiable Certif icates of Deposit (LTNCD) to its retail and institutional clients. The offering period is from January 30, 2012 to February 10, 2012. Recently, Security Bank was cited Best Banking Group in the Philippines at the World Finance Banking Awards and ranked by Asian Banker as the best for achieving the highest return on assets in all of Asia, as well as the third strongest bank in the Philippines.

Minda cites urgency for Mindanao waters program By LORRY V. GABULE

ILIGAN City––As threats of flooding and related environmental incidents now taking high priority levels with the emerging effects of seemingly changing climate patterns, Mindanao leaders have cited the need to step up efforts for integration of Mindanao watershed and river basin programs. In a recent meeting of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Board, consisting of all Regional D e vel opme nt C ou n c i l chairs, local government

officials, Congress and sectoral organizations in Mindanao, it unanimously pushed for the implementation of Mindanao Nurturing Our Waters (MindaNOW) as one of its flagship programs. Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, who convened the 5th MinDA Board meeting, said that the program adopts the “ridge-to-reef ” approach in integrating interventions for the development, protection and conservation of the watersheds and river

basins in Mindanao. “Mindanao has been suffering from massive deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices,” said Antonino, adding that these contributed to major disasters including the recent flashfloods. The MinDA chair noted that prior to the flashfloods that hit Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City last December, massive siltation and riverbank migration along the Pulangi River have caused flooding in the Allah Valley in North Cotabato.

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Lake Mainit and Agusan River swell

REGION 13 - Due to continuous rains brought about by the low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao, water level in Lake Mainit, Agusan Norte and Agusan River has risen, prompting residents in the low-lying barangays to evacuate. According to Caraga RDRRMC Chair and OCD Regional Director Blanche Gobenciong, 24 families (140 individuals) have already evacuated from the municipality of Jabonga.

Palace assures speeding CARP implementation

REGION 10 - Malacañang assured farmer beneficiaries that DAR is expeditiously distributing land to them, as mandated by the CARPER Law. DAR had already distributed 56% or 113,196 hectares of targeted landholdings to farmer beneficiaries in 2011, compared to the 41% claimed by the protestors.

DepEd conducts seminar on communication plan

REGION 13 - DepEd Caraga conducted a seminarworkshop on Communication Plan for the Rationalization Change Management Team at Teacher’s Development Center, Feb. 15. Participants were superintendents, assistant superintendent, administrative officers, HRMOs, and division planning officers. The activity served as avenue in obtaining feedback from the regional and division offices’ staff relative to the proposed changes in DepEd’s advocacy activities.

DOLE recommends banking, finance course

REGION 10: The Labor Department is encouraging high school students to consider taking courses related to banking and finance. Aside from being in-demand, jobs in this sector comes with a high pay. A study of DOLE shows that these jobs are hard to fill because many applicants do not have the critical skills required.

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Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31) – contributed by Atty. Vic Carillo, Cagayan de Oro City

Fortun proposes road map for PPP joint ventures By ELDIE N. DAVID

BUTUAN City Vice Mayor Lawrence Fortun recently filed an ordinance prescribing the guidelines and procedures for entering into joint venture agreements with private entities. The idea is consistent with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) guidelines on such agreements, he said. The vice mayor grounded his proposal on the executive

order of Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., creating the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Executive Team. The team is tasked with advocating, conceptualizing, initiating, coordinating, directing and overseeing the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the different PPP programs, projects and activities of the city government. Vice Mayor Fortun also cited, as basis for filing the ordinance, the natural and economic resources of Butuan City that are potential for rapid economic growth and sustainable, equitable

development. He likewise expect the ordinance to speed-up the development of a comprehensive economic agenda

to maximize and convert such potentials into concrete economic and environmental gains; among others. (end/asf )

Surigao del Sur’s tax take up 4.21 % TANDAG City, Surigao del Sur -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) District Office 106 in Surigao del Sur posted a total P48,472,995.82 revenue collection for the month of January this year. Revenue District Amanoding Esmail said the amount represents an increase of P1,958,995.82, up 4.21 per cent over the projected target of P46,514,000 during the same period. With the introduction of favorable revenue turnout in January, we expect to hit this year’s tax goal of P597,708,000, ‘a repeat of last year’s feat,’ Esmail said. CD

LTO streamlines system

THE Land Transportation Office-10 has its way of discouraging fixers operating in its office. That is, through customers’ identification system. Director Baltazar said that all customers’ getting inside their office need to log in and wear respective IDs. He believes, this will help discourage people posing as fixers from entering the LTO office.

The Search and Rescue Team of PRO-10 shows expertise in handling the rescue rubber boat during the regional competition at Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City, recently. The team gets the championship award, being the ‘quickest’ of them all. (Photo provided by P/Supt. Ronnie Francis M. Cariaga, chief information officer, PRO-10)

Ledesma’s ‘No ID, No Entry’ “Na-unsa ni? Just heard that some CDO journos were stopped from covering the Mindanao Clergy Summit on Sendong at the Xavier States Country Club, Tuesday, just because they don’t have IDs for the event aside from their outlets-issued IDs. Happenings like this are the reason why Archbishop Ledesma’s advocacies and stand are not fully disseminated to the general public. What is more important, the ID or the free flow of most important information that the general public ought to know through the journos, who are allowed to cover the most important event of the Archdiocese with only their outlets-issued IDs? (Bong Fabe, posted in Cagayan de Oro Press Club FB)

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hair means to your children, too. Often silently, children are bothered by the sudden loss of a parent’s hair. To them, hair loss can be a physical reminder that their parent is sick. (Lisa Fayed, About.com Guide)

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Polygamy in Islam By SULTAN AMINODEN DIAMPUAN GURO

First of a series ISLAM holds women in high esteem. The woman is a masterpiece of Allah’s creation. And Islam stressed that woman is that creation into whose delicate hands the future of the world is entrusted. Men and women in Islam have equal rights but their duties are different. Science agrees that there are several physical differences between men and women. A woman is biologically different from a man. Thus, the two sexes have different roles in society. The man is responsible for the maintenance of the family and the wife is responsible for taking care of her children and home. And they should both offer other love, comfort, and support. Allah said: “They are your garments and you are their garments.” (Qur’an 2:187). Men and women are each other’s garments, they are for mutual support, comfort, and protection, fitting into each other as a garment fits the body. Islam requires men and women to behave with modesty and decency towards one other. A different role does not mean that some are superior and some are inferior. Islam gave them equal rights and encourages education for both of them. The Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) said: “The search for knowledge is a duty on every Muslim.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah). As a result of this, many women have become famous scholars, writers, doctors, and teachers. Islam encourages marriage and considers happy family life as the foundation of a healthy society. It also stresses that sexual relationships outside marriage are sinful and it strongly condemns sexual scandal. Marriage in Islam had been ordained by Allah as the right and legal way to bear children and replenish the earth, for life on earth continues through children and children are products of marriage. Allah said: “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between you: verily in that are Signs for those who reflect”. (Qur’an 30:21) And He, Most High said: “And Allah has made for you mates from your own selves and made for you from them sons [and daughters] and grandsons [and granddaughters].” (Qur’an 16:72) Marriage in Islam is an important institution which protects the rights of men, women, and children, while satisfying the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the family members. In order for family life to go smoothly, each partner must fulfill his/her part of the partnership according to the Law of Allah. He, the Almighty, Most High has given general guidelines concerning the role of each partner in the following verse: “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other [in strength] and because they spend [to support them] from their means. Therefore, the righteous women are devoutly obedient [to Allah and to their husbands] and guard in the husband’s absence what Allah orders them to guard [their chastity, their husband’s property]. (Qur’an 4:34)

Crisis gikan sa pahina 6 “sub judice” no longer applies and from the looks of things to come – who cares when the issues of any trial are to be discussed in media to the detriment of any pending case? It is generally considered inappropriate to comment publicly on cases sub judice, which can be an offence in itself, leading to contempt of court proceedings.

Hunger gikan sa pahina 6 farther compared to the situation many years ago. It seems the government has not developed enough concern for people in poverty level. The scene remained the same and I even think it has gone too far already for the poor. Survival is terrific and thousands upon thousands have real difficulty surviving the cruel world.

This is particularly true in criminal cases, where publicly discussing cases sub judice may constitute interference with due process. The Senator Judges in this case can be persuaded with the message of no less, the President. I wonder if this impeachment is still a fair trial. I would be wary if I was a judge be it in the Municipal Trial Courts, the RTC, CA etc., you’re probably next! Something should be done. The government must wake up to realities surrounding the lives in the countryside. People are not just poor, many are dying of illnesses that cannot be treated for lack of money. Many just die on account of hunger and diseases. And yet the government is busy with excessive politics, bickering left and right and so many politicians wallow in the life of wealth. We must save our poor people now.

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Kaamulan festival of Bukidnon KAAMULAN Festival is an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon from the second half of February to March 10, the anniversary date of the foundation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. It is held to celebrate the culture and tradition of the seven ethnic tribal groups—Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon—that originally inhabit the province. It is the only ethnic festival in the Philippines. Kaamulan comes from the Binukid word “amul” meaning to gather. Kaamulan is gathering for a purpose—a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these together. Kaamulan started as a festival on May 15,

1974, during the fiesta celebration of the then municipality of Malaybalay. A town official thought of inviting some indigenous people to town and made them perform a few dance steps at Plaza Rizal to enliven the fiesta celebration. The celebration however proved very popular and together with national coverage the Kaamulan festival has become the regional festival of Northern Mindanao, as declared by the Regional Development Council of Region 10 on September 16, 1977. source: wikipedia

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Iligan From page 1 implemented within 2012 with 53% sourced from Official Development Assistance (ODA) and funding donors, 30% by the Office of the President, 16% by regional line agencies and one percent by local government units (LGUs). The bulk of the P12.794Billion coming from the OP will go to Cagayan de Oro (48%) and Iligan (43%), Dacanay said. “This amount is already on the ground in various stages of implementation,” he added. The social development sector particularly the development of permanent relocation sites and housing constitutes the bulk of the total budget at P8.6billion (67%) with P3.14 billion (24.5%) going to infrastructure. “Republic Act No. 10121 (The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Act mandates NEDA as Vice Chair for Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery of the National /Regional DRRM Council,” Mr. Dacanay said. “As such, it is tasked to lead in the preparation of a SAP to restore and improve facilities, livelihood and living conditions and organizational capacities of affected communities, and reduce disaster risks with the ‘building back better’ principle.” Latest figures from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Council show TS Sendong and its killer flash floods affected 69,666 families, 384,431 persons and 1,495 casualties (as of 23 January 2012). In addition the most heavily affected cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, also affected were seven municipalities and Valencia City in Bukidnon, and 11 municipalities in Misamis Oriental. Total damages arising from the Sendong disaster total P4.908 billion to date, with P2.2 billion (45%) accounted for by housing along. Damage to infrastructure totaled P1.721billion (35%) while damage to agriculture (value of production losses) stood at P634.5-million and damage to trade and industry was estimated at P394.38million (20% combined).

Environs From page 1 in protecting the environment,” he said in the vernacular after the Mass. Cala-Cala is considered as Sendong “ground zero” as it is located on the banks of the Cagayan de Oro River. It has been declared by President Aquino as a “no-go zone” following the havoc wrought by Sendong. Cala-Cala is the hardest hit area along Cagayan de Oro River when Sendong unleashed its fury on December 17, 2012. Reports said that more than 1,000 individuals who perished in the city came from Cala-

Cala. Cala-Cala, once a booming community with its own plaza and church has been turned into a huge area of death, with only memories and remains of what used to be houses. Leo Capunay said he is happy that the house where Abacahin held the Mass will be turned into a church in memory of those who perished in Sendong. It was in the same house where Capunay lost seven of his relatives—including his 1 year old son, and his British stepfather Peter Shotton. “We cannot do anything anymore, sir. This area has already been declared a no-go zone, so we can no longer rebuilt here. So the plan to transform this very house into a church is a very welcome development,” he told UCA News Capunay was the first to fall from the second-storey on their house—where he and seven of his relatives— took shelter when other floodwaters with debris tore down the house. He was swept to as far as the waters of Camiguin. He was eventually rescued by an oil tanker near the shores of Balingasag town, 32 kilometers from this city. Although he said he had already accepted his fate, he still has a hard time coping with his loss.

Poverty From page 1 The DILG said: “Ang Caraga ay nasa gitna ng yaman at kahirapan. Ito ba ay biyaya o problema?” The DILG chief was referring to the region’s rich and vast forest and mineral resources which big business have come to extract and

exploit, while the people are wallowing in poverty and want. He mentioned “greed” and “pagsasamantala” as the problems that “we have to confront from the position of strength”. Authorities are “nasa katayuan at kapangyariham para resolbahin ang mga problema”, he added. Robredo did not elaborate. His message was brief and even said “sorry” as he ended his speech. In his acceptance speech, Amante said “peace, unlike war, must be waged and start from ourselves, as we work together”. Progress can be attained through the cooperation of all sectors, he said. Following Robredo’s keynote speech, briefings on insurgency, criminality, illegal drugs, Mindanao peace and development, and updates on the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan and the comprehensive local integration program were conducted by Philippine Army 4th Infantry Division commanding general Maj. Gen. Victor Felix, PRO-13 director Chief Supt. Reynaldo Rafal, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-13 OIC director Joel Plaza, Office for Regional Concerns Management chief Olie Dagala, and PAMANA Mindanao coordinator Eric dela Torre. In attendance were DILG-Caraga director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos who heads the Regional Peace and Order Council Secretariat, Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas and his wife, Agusan del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas, Agusan del Norte Vice-Gov. Enrico Corvera, Cabadbaran City Mayor Dale Corvera, De-

partment of Trade Agusan del Norte provincial director Gay Tidalgo and other members of the Caraga RPOC.

Soil From page 1 up to more than twometer wide and 300-meter long. A strong earthquake jolted the Caraga region on Februay 6 just as magnitude 6.9 tremor hit Negros Oriental causing landslides in the province of Negros. The tremor jolted Agusan provinces too causing small cracks near the residential area of Barangay Rojales in Carmen. Carmen is a town in the border of Agusan del Norte and Misamis Oriental. In San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Governor Eddie ‘Bong’ Plaza also ordered evacuation of residents near Mt. Magdiwata on reports of cracks in the mountain which could trigger a landslide. Mt. Madiwata is a goldrich mountain where illegal mining is allegedly rampant in the area and its expanse of 1,658-hectare is the only source of potable water supply to about 100,000 residents in San Francisco. Mt. Magdiwata extends up to Compostela Valley in Compostela province and is part of the red mountain ranges known to have rich gold and other mineral deposits. In 1993, Presidential Proclamation 282 declared Mt. Madiwata a watershed forest reserve prohibiting the cutting of trees, engaged in mining and or disturbed the ecology of Mt. Magdiwata. In spite of the procla-

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Lawmaker From page 1 Astronomical Services (PAGASA), meanwhile, has projected a wet season for 2012 due to the La Niña phenomenon, warning of more rains up to August this year that would directly impact on the condition of the dumpsites. “We want to find out how far and how deep has the implementation of the Solid Waste Management law gone in the light of several aggravating environmental situations that have happened around the country,” said Pimentel adding that local autonomy cannot be made effective if the LGUs cannot even handle their own environmental issues in their level. Pimentel said that there is an urgent need for the systematic rehabilitation of the decommissioned dumpsites “to reduce the continuing biological, chemical and physical threats” similar if not worse than various incidents in the past which also resulted in the death of several persons and destruction of millions worth of properties. Created by Republic Act No. 9003 was the Solid Waste Management Commission whose principal responsibility is to be the coordinating body for the implementation of the provisions of the statute. The SWMC is specifi-

cally tasked to fund and study standards, criteria and guidelines for the promulgation and implementation of an integrated national solid waste management program. “The tasks of SWMC are clearly defined: approve, review and monitor local waste management plans and coordinate the operation of local waste management boards in provincial, city and municipal levels,” Pimentel said. The inquiry will determine, to an extent, how LGUs can be provided the operational leeway to contribute their individual and collective shares in environmental protection through proper solid waste management practices. Pimentel, who is advocating for an increase in the IRA shares of LGUs to facilitate the devolution of local and fiscal autonomy, said since the enactment of the Solid Waste Management Act in 2003 only a handful of LGUs have succeeded in fully complying with the provisions of the law. The Mindanao solon said the framework, criteria and guidelines for siting, design, operation and maintenance of solid waste management facilities may have to be reviewed to determine the individual capability of the LGUs in complying with the law. “I believe that a review is necessary as this will give us a bird’s eye view of the current situation and offer long-term solutions to the worsening environmental problems, not to mention the catastrophes brought about by our inability to prepare adequately against weather disturbances,” said Pimentel.

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