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Caraga marks 17th anniversary today By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga with JOEL PORTUGAL, Caraga News Bureau

BUTUAN City––Caraga region will celebrate its 17th Founding Anniversary starting today with appropriate ceremonies at the Agusan del Norte provincial capitol here. The three-day affair will carry the theme: “Ensuring food security thru sustainable resource utilization” as city hall officials and employees led by Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. honor

the occasion with a parade passing through Rosales and Capitol avenues towards the Capitol building. Against the backdrop of an agri-fair at the Capitol compound, parade participants and guests will gather at the Capitol covered court where former Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Charito B. Plaza, considered the “Mother of Caraga CARAGA/PAGE 11

Oro dads pooh-pooh Cowd for water hike By ED N. MALIZA, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Councilors Alvin Calingin and Roger Abaday berated the officials of the staterun Cagayan de Oro Water District (Cowd) for implementing the controversial water rate hike. Calingin and Abaday claimed Cowd officials are liable under the law for collecting more than what the tariff has stated.

However, the two lawmakers did not present any “price list” to justify their claims. For collecting what was embodied in the “tariff,” they said Cowd has committed an “estafa” thus appropriate criminal case must be filed against certain officials of the water firm. For his part, Abaday WATER/PAGE 11

By PJ TREMEDAL Western Mindanao Bureau

People are wondering what these three units of spiral separators used in mining gravity separation equipment are doing in Punta Bonbon. The equipment is used to separate heavy minerals from river sand and silt using water and gravity. We hope this is not another “small-scale mining” operation with a ‘special permit’ because the scale of this operation is anything but small. This operation was set up after the Tropical Storm Sending Disaster.

‘No-el’ for brgy execs possible By MANUEL M. EGAY JR., Caraga News Bureau

WEATHER UPDATE TAIL-END of a cold front affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Easterlies prevailing over Mindanao. Extreme Northern Luzon and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the East to Southeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere winds will be light to moderate coming from the East with slight to moderate seas.

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

BUTUAN City––Incumbent barangay officials may end up making another term without having an expense of another election. This was revealed earlier by some barangay officials who attended a consultative meeting with DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo here. In a proposed house bill, barangay election should Representatives Rufus and be postponed instead of his brother Maximo Ro- holding it on 2013 as it POSSIBLE/PAGE 11 ROBREDO driguez proposed that the

OROQUIETA City––Residents here grumbled over the granting of “exclusive contract” to a shipping company. The local residents are specifically questioning the five-year exclusive contract to Ocean Jet where the City Council had earlier given the green light––by way of passing Resolution no. 201202-115––to ply an exclusive route for Oroquieta-Iligan. Some residents RESIDENTS/PAGE 10

Cops nab 2 in drug ‘buy-bust’ By JULIET CAGA-ANAN Contributor

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Northern Mindanao arrested two suspected drug pusher in two separate drug “buy-bust” operation in the cities of Valencia and Cagayan de Oro recently. After a buy-bust operation of the elements of PDEA-Bukidnon Provincial Special Enforcement Team (Buk-PSET) led by OI1 Joel L. Genita, February 15, at around 7:00 p.m. at Purok 2, Poblacion, Valencia, City, alleged drug personality Evella Babela y Boholano COPS/PAGE 11

Red Cross volunteer died in Kidapawan jail attack KIDAPAWAN CITY -– The International Committee on the Red Cross (ICRC), a humanitarian organization, has expressed deep concern on the death of civilians, including a Red Cross volunteer, due to indiscriminate use of weapons when the city jail here was attacked last Sunday. The Red Cross volunteer, identified as Benny Balmediano, father of a Philippine

Red Cross (PRC) staff here, died while responding to humanitarian needs when the jail was attacked by at least 50 fully-armed men out to rescue a high-profile inmate. The ICRC, in a statement released to media on Tuesday, said a PRC emergency response team observed a small number of people injured and property ATTACK/PAGE 11

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Davao creates ‘men-in-black’ DAVAO City––The Davao City Anti-Cr ime Unit (DCACU) or ‘men-in-black’ were tasked to assist the local police in patrolling the streets and visibility, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said. She said the DCACU only acts as back-up force to provide assistance to law enforcers. Neither DCACU conducts investigation nor implements warrants of arrest, Duterte-Carpio added. The city executive issued the statement to belie claims that the DCACU had not contributed significantly to the reduction of criminal incidents in the city after its creation last year. She said the DCACU provided more warm bodies to the police force whose number had become limited given the rising population of the city. She said the current police to population ratio in the city was one policeman for every 1,200 group of people, which was way

SAMUEL DAANOY - Vendor SPS JERRY/ERLIN OBLAD Vendee

CASE NO: 2012-10-0297 (2007-10-1541)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate MINI BUS DUAL SERVICE on the line ;Carmen Market to Baongon, Bukidnon 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 29, 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 22nd day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

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

CASE NO;2012-10-0290 (2007-10-0436)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Iligan City and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 21st day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

BUTUAN City––Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas appeared to have announced Region 13’s official tourism slogan: “It’s more fun in the Philippines but it’s MOST fun in Caraga! FUNtastic Philippines! Spectacular Caraga!” Matugas submitted the slogan in her speech at the opening of the 15th General Assembly of the Caraga Regional Tourism Council Foundation, Inc. at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention here on Tuesday. To prove her point, Matugas said Caraga offers 499 “breathtaking” and world-class tourist attractions including 102 beaches, 72 waterfalls, 45 caves, and 32 lakes, “all waiting to be discovered and explored.” Matugas, who chairs the Regional Development Council, said that aside from these natural tourist destinations, mentioned Caraga’s wealth of natural and commercial forests, industrial crop plantations, mountain peaks , ranges and vast expanse of valleys for eco-tourism. She also pointed to the Caraga’s rich history with the discovery of ancient relics like the balanghai boats and other artifacts here and in other parts of the region to expand the inventory of tourist attractions. City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. presented investment potentials for public-private partnership in Butuan City to cover l) PPP Riverine Tourism Circuit with the Agusan River and other waterways as components; 2) PPP Eco-Agri-Mine Tourism Circuit; and 3) PPP Sports and Amusement Circuit with the establishment of a wakeboarding park, sports complex, convention hall, and wellness spa. Amante, who heads the

Caraga Peace and Order and Council, said some P800 million will be needed in the project to be sourced from financial institutions like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA and domestic banking community. Agusan del Norte Governor Erlpe John Amante, in his message, said Caraga “is a home of breathtaking tourism sites, many of which are “still untouched by human hands.” Since developing these attractions “will bolster the region’s economic status”, it is “of great responsibility to take full advantage of these available potentials and bring these into the limelight as concrete tourist destinations.” Vice-Governor Enrico Corvera represented Amante during the affair. This gathering, held annually with the support of the Department of Tourism in Caraga, has assembled almost a thousand delegates from Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur and Dinagat Islands. Caraga Tourism Council president Atty. Rema Erigbuagas-Burdeos said the interest shown by the delegates and the unequivocal support given by Caraga’s top officials to her group’s effort to make tourism a priority in local government development programs and to unite stakeholders in promoting Caraga as an important tourist destination are indications the council is on the right track. Burdeos said that unlike before when groups separately launched campaigns for local tourism sites, today’s focus is on the regional level with all tourism attractions in Caraga offered in one promotional package.

She added that the support of the region’s top officials will pave the way for more collaboration and cooperation among local officials and private stakeholders in drawing up or mapping out effective strategies in promoting Caraga and attracting Filipino and foreign tourists. On this score, Matugas assured that the government is relying on tourism as one of Caraga’s “growth drivers”. She revealed that Eco-tourism has been laid down in the Caraga Regional Development Plan 2011-2016 as key area for development. According to the RDC chairperson, with tourism as a major employment generator, Caraga’s competitive advantage in tourism sector development owing to the region’s rich natural endowments like its relatively untapped forests and waterways as well as historic significance is expected to be “a big come on” for local and foreign visitors. Because of this, she anticipates employment “robustness” in the tourism sector, she said. Matugas stressed that as the government takes the lead in optimizing tourism initiatives, tourism development will be further enhanced by: -Tightening coordination and collaboration between and among the local governments, private sector and national government agencies in the development of infrastructure facilities, sea and air linkages and ecommerce to assist greater mobility of people, goods and services; and -Developing efforts on tourism circuits to highlight each locality’s uniqueness. Tourism shall have the twin themes of nature and business to cater to both economic and leisure ASSEMBLY/PAGE 10

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 PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION TO BOOST MINDANAO ECONOMIC GROWTH To help make it easier to do business in Mindanao, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is strengthening the capability of chambers of commerce and other business support organizations through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program. USAID’s GEM Program recently organized a seminar in Cebu for the executive directors and key staff of 15 Mindanao chambers and producer associations that assisted them in formulating proposals for public-private partnerships for development. In addition to training in investment promotion, business event management, financial planning, and delivery of services to members, USAID has also arranged for new chambers to be mentored by more established chambers assisted earlier through GEM. USAID’s GEM Program is implemented under the oversight of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Photo DAVAO/PAGE 11 courtesy of USAID

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

It’s MOST fun in Caraga! says Matugas in assembly

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

CASE NO;2012-10-0295 (2007-10-0486)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cogon Market to PN Roa Subd.-Divisoria – Carmen –Relocation –San Agustin – Valley Subd. (all in Cagayan de oro city ) and vice versa with the use of Three (3)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 22nd day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CITRA –MPC – Vendor MACALA KHADAPI – Vendee Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0288 (2006-10-0580)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Iligan City to Baloi – Pantar, Lanao del Norte and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City LUCILA E. ACHAS – Vendor HERNANDO G. CABANES CASE NO;2012-10-0293 Vendee Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Sta. Ana, Tagoloan Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 22nd day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

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

CASE NO;2012-10-0284 (2007-10-0240)

ROSANNA LANGILAO Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0287 (2007-10-0015)

CADER OMAR Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0286 (2006-10-1021)

CLEROPE SUA- AN Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0285 (2007-10-0203)

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; City Proper to Baraas –NFA via Laville (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line; City Proper to Brgy. Santiago (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012..

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line;Iligan city to Digkilaan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; City Proper to 542-Palao Riverside via Medical –Brgy. Hall(all in Iligan City)and vice versa with the use of two(2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012

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News In Focus Editor: CRIS DIAZ , Email: cris_d1954@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012

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Oil firms jack up prices anew

LEFT, Ms. Ma. Paz Gendrala, owner and manager of Golden Viaje read the Mindanao Daily newspaper during the opening of her branch

office (center photo) at Independence Street, Oroquieta City. At right is Provincial Administrator Ken Regalado together with Atty.

Ric Lumantas and other visitors during the blessing and launching of Golden Viaje Travel and Tours. The two gentlemen represented

the Governor Hermie Ramiro and the Oroquieta City Mayor Jason P. Almonte. Photos by PJTremedal, Western Mindanao Bureau

Former DENR official hits claims hydraulic mining cannot be stopped By MACH ALBERTO FABE, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A staunch environmentalist slammed claims that illegal hydraulic mining in the upstream of IponanRiver cannot be stopped because of socio-economic considerations. A visibly angry Raoul Geollegue, former re-gional executive director of the Environment department in Northern Mindanao (Region 10), criticized the assertion during the Joint Municipal and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council which tackled the rampant illegal hydraulic mining in theMisamis Oriental side of

the Iponan River. Geollegue said that local government units should be ashamed for allowing hydraulic mining in the Iponan River to wreak havoc to the environment and lives of Cagayan de Oro City and Opol, Misamis Oriental. Most of the illegal hydraulic mining activities in the riverare on the Opol side of Iponan River. When

Geollegue was still a regional technical director of DENR10, (which he later headed as regional executive director), he issued an alarm that the alarming rampantlogging and mining activities in the upperwater catchment of Cagayan de Oro willresult to an Ormoc-like tragedy. This was in 1991. Geollegue’s worst fears happened lastyear, or 20 years after his warning. The environment and natural resourc-es officer of Misamis Oriental, Conrado“Dodong” Sescon, identified 14 persons operating hydraulic machines used in the illegal min-

ing activities along Iponan River, specially in barangays Bagocboc, Tingalan, Nangcaon and Cauyunan. Sescon also identied a certain Dulper Gayla and the “Mendoza family” as involved in the hydraulicking activities in Sitio Inapasan, Barangay Bagocboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Those involved in the hydraulicking activities along the Iponan River are using engines that range from 10 horsepower to 24hp to pump water uphill to destroy a mountain side believed to contain gold nuggets. Hydraulic mining is a form of mining thatuses

high-pressure jets of water to dislodgerock material or move sediment. Water is redirected into narrow channels, usuallycanvas or rubberized plastic hoses and outthrough a giant iron “monitor” or nozzle. The extremely high pressure stream wasused to wash entire hillsides through enormous sluices. The resulting water-sediment slurry is directed through sluices boxes to remove the gold. For a few grams of gold— which benefits only a few individuals—entire hills and mountains are destroyed STOPPED/PAGE 10

OIL firms hiked prices of their petroleum products on Wednesday. Major oil players Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Petron Corp. and Chevron Philippines (formerly Caltex Philippines) raised their respective prices for premium gasoline (including unleaded) by P1.15 per liter, regular gasoline by P1.30 per liter and both diesel and kerosene by P0.50 per liter effective 6 a.m. Wednesday. Total Philippines also enforced the same set of price adjustments on the same time, except for kerosene. Meanwhile, independent oil company Eastern Petroleum increased its prices of gasoline by P1 per liter and diesel by P0.50 per liter. Last February 14, oil companies added P0.50 to every liter of unleaded gasoline and P0.85 to each liter of diesel and kerosene. This was preceded by a hike of P0.25 per liter on unleaded, P0.60 per liter on regular gasoline and P0.30 per liter on both diesel and kerosene last February 7. Wednesday’s adjustment marked the third consecutive increase and the seventh fuel price hike overall this year. A report from the Philippine News Agency


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012

Editor: CRIS DIAZ

Oro fire station has new chief By RIC Y. OCIONES Correspondent

PHOTOS BY KATHRINO RESURRECCION

DA-NIA to complete P498-million irrigation project in Misamis Oriental SECRETARY of Agriculture Proceso J. Alcala along with National Irrigation Administrator (NIA) Antonio Nangel visited Northern Mindanao from February 1-3, 2012. During their visit, Alacala and Nangel inspected the P498-million Balingasag River irrigation project. The irrigation system, once completed, will serve 2,500 ha of land, benefiting 2,123 farm-families in the towns of Balingasag and

Lagonglong in Misamis Oriental, ensuing year-round palay production. Last year, Misamis Oriental produced close to 26,500 metric tons of palay from 6,400 ha, of which 5,950 ha were irrigated. The completion of the Balingasag irrigation system will greatly contribute to increasing the province’s palay harvest in succeeding years, and attain self-sufficiency within the next two years, said Alcala. ALCALA

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The whole month of March is “Fire Prevention Month” the Bureau of Fire Protection; City Fire Station has installed a new fire chief in person City Fire Marshall CInsp. Ciriaco Talines. Talines who served as Provincial Fire Marshall of Misamis Oriental assumed his new assignment as City Fire Marshall replacing Sr. Insp. Reynante Lorono based on the DILG Circular Order signed by Secretary Jesse Robredo. A simple turn-over ceremony was successfully conducted yesterday at the regional office of the Bureau of Fire Protection attended by BFP-10 OICRegional Director Lindy Lauzon and ARD Aladano together with the entire officers and employees. O ut goi ng C it y F i re Ma r s h a l l L o r o n o w a s transferred to Mambajao Camiguin acted as Mu-

nicipal Fire Marshall. It w a s l e ar n e d t hat based on the DILG Circular Order, 37 positions has been reshuffled for City, Municipal and Provincial Fire Marshalls in region 10. In an interview, CFM Talines vows to implement the mission and vision of BFP to protect the lives and properties.

Talines also continue the lecture of fire prevention tips and safety to all business establishments, schools and government institution, especially this time, summertime is approaching. He also continues the good programs initiated by his predecessor Sr. Insp. Reynante Lorono related to their task and mission.

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

ANECITO PUERTOLLANO Applicant/s

is now

PhilGEPS Accredited

CASE NO;2012-10-0272 (2007-10-0511)

CITY FIRE MARSHALL CIRIACO TALINES

AL Y. ESTRADA Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-281 (2007-10 -107)

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Gitagum, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th 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 Musuan-Impasug-ong –Malaybalay City –Valencia City and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.

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MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

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

CASE NO;2012-10-278

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

CASENO;2012-10-280 (2007-10-283)

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APPLICANT request authority to issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE SERVICE on the line;Kalilangan to CDO –Malaybalay City –Valencia City –Maramag via Buda and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FIL CAB service on the line;Malaybalay City to Kibawe –Valencia City via Kadingilan and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

MEDY B. PAJALLA/NOBTSCO Case No;2012-10-279 Vendee Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity and amendment of line of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line;Kisolon to Kibawe –Malaybalay City Valencia City via Apo Macote Lantapan-Cabanglasan and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012.. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FELIXBERTO MAGDALES /JOAQUIN CALAM CASE NO;2012-10-282 Applicant/s (2007-10-237) NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE SERVICE on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan –Malaybalay City Valencia City-Maramag and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on February 29, 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 20th day of February, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012


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MDA partners with BOI to boost investments in Mindanao By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, -- Seeking to generate more investments for the island, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is set to forge a partnership agreement with the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) that would enhance mechanisms on investment promotion in Mindanao. The MinDA Board has approved during its regular meeting recently a draft memorandum of agreement between MinDA and BOI, underscoring greater collaboration in increasing capacities of MinDA in investment facilitation and generation. The Regional Board of Investments Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RBOI-ARMM) has also expressed its interest to forge cooperation with MinDA. Altogether, the three agencies will undertake collaborative efforts to promote and facilitate investments in Mindanao, both domestic and foreign. The partnership is already eyeing the Middle East to be one of the major target markets of the now booming Halal production industry in ARMM. An attached agency of Department of Trade and Industry, BOI is the lead government agency responsible for the promotion of investments in the country. It also assists both local and foreign investors to venture and prosper in desirable areas of economic activities. BOI has firmed up its support through the MOA to assist MinDA and RBOI-ARMM in linking with target investors, both domestic and foreign, as well as for investment efforts that cover the regions of Mindanao and Palawan which are the country’s focus areas to the Brunei DarussalamIndonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). Angeles also reported that with the specific arrangements they have with RBOI-ARMM, the latter can directly approve and provide for the investment incentives, instead of the central BOI. Meanwhile, MinDA will focus on coordinating with relevant agencies and linking with the private sector in Mindanao and Palawan to facilitate the marketing of investment opportunities in the said areas. It will also take the lead in preparing the implementation plan and results monitoring framework of the investment program. “This is a significant move in achieving our vision of a Mindanao that is financially self-reliant and able to effectively use its own funds to direct a self-determined development path,” said MinDA chair Luwalhati R. Antonino.

Failure to create Food and Drug Admin criticized AFTER more than two years since it was enacted into law, Republic Act 9711 or the law creating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is yet to be fully implemented. “It has been two years and four months since the passage of the law on August 10, 2009, no concrete actions, initiatives or mechanisms have been done for the agency’s full mandate implementation,” Rep. Ferjenel Biron (4th District, Iloilo) said. Biron said the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the law were promulgated by the Department of Health (DOH) in consultation with the FDA only on 22 March 2011. Biron said the law was enacted to enhance and strengthen the administrative and technical capacity of the FDA in the regulation of establishments and products under its jurisdiction and ensure the FDA’s monitoring and regulatory coverage over establishments and products under its jurisdiction. Likewise, Biron said the law will also provide coherence in the FDA’s regulatory system for establishments and products under its jurisdiction. “It is a declared Policy under Section 3 of RA 9711 and Section 2 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations to enhance the FDA’s monitoring capacity and strengthen its capability with regard to the inspection, licensing and monitoring of establishments and registration and monitoring of health products which should have been attained by the full implementation of the law,” Biron said. Under the law a Congressional Oversight Committee (COC) will be created composed of the Chairpersons of the Committees on Health and Appropriations of the House of Representatives and two Members to be appointed by the Speaker, the Chairpersons of the Committees on Health and Finance of the Senate and two Members to he appointed by the President of the Senate, to oversee the implementation of this Act for a period of five years and to review the accomplishments and the utilization of income of the FDA. Under the law, the FDA shall have a Center for Drug Regulation and Research, Center for Food Regulation and Research, Center for Cosmetics Regulation, and Research and Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health, and Research. These Centers shall regulate the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, sale, offer for sale, transfer, promotion, advertisement, sponsorship of, and/or, where appropriate, the use and testing of health products.

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Investigation of unsolicited text messages by telecom providers urged A lawmaker has asked the House of Representatives to direct the Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to conduct an inquiry on the proliferation of unsolicited messages and unsubscribed services sent to postpaid and prepaid subscribers of various telecommunication companies. Rep. Pedro Romualdo (Lone District, Camiguin) filed House Resolution 2075 to address the complaints of both postpaid and prepaid subscribers on the upsurge of unsolicited messages containing nuisance information, political gimmickry, promotion of various services and products, spam messages and even, unsubscribed services which are billed to postpaid subscribers and deducted from the load of prepaid subscribers. According to Romualdo, there is a need to recommend remedial measures to

RPOC 10 poised to sustain NorMin’s lead in Mindanao By JORIE C. VALCORZA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, -- The Regional Peace and Order Council 10 (RPOC 10) convenes under Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar S. Moreno as its new chairperson, vowed to sustain its leadership in Mindanao. For more than a year the RPOC 10 had no chair and under the law its chairmanship has to be appointed by the DILG with the approval of the President and consent of the partner non-government organizations as well as from the private sector. “While we occupy the position of leadership, it may slip away,” he said, adding that the typhoon Sendong mishap has also affected the region’s economy. “Other regions are fast picking up, we are well positioned but certainly Sendong will take its toll on the whole region and the challenge now, is how do we make up for it we need to do more, to be able to attract investors, we need to have a commendable peace and order condition, that is the only way we help in making them stay, invest more, as well as attract other player to come in.” Moreno further cited the “Lantad Peace- Building Experience: Turning Red to Green in Misamis Oriental”, which bagged the Galing Pook Award last year. He cited Misamis Oriental Provincial Peace and Order Council’s innovations and learnings in attaining such and proposes to the RPOC body to attempt in replicating it and likewise requested the DILG to appoint two vice-chairpersons, one from the uniformed and one from the non-uniformed members. (JCV-PIA 10)

strengthen the capability of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to monitor and put a stop to these nefarious activities. “There is the possibility that personnel of these telecommunications service providers are in connivance with enterprising individuals to provide and sell them en masse the contact details of their subscribers,” Romualdo said. Romualdo said allegations that third parties might have sourced the data from a different database might be true but it would only be of a limited nature compared to capturing a good database of postpaid and prepaid subscribers from these telecommunications service providers that they can utilize to launch and promote various products and services and also create propaganda or misinformation campaign

against certain personalities whether in the government or private sector. “These telecommunication service providers have certain legal responsibilities to their clients to protect by not divulging to any third party without a court order their contact and subscription details and provide their loyal clients with the necessary legal and technical interventions to enjoy their

services without these unwanted intrusions to their privacy,” Romualdo said. Romua ldo sa id t he House of Representative should investigate on these complaints by subscribers and a long with the NTC and telecommunication industry inputs as well as other st a keholders to cr a f t remed ia l measures to protect further their patronizing consumers.


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A statement on the Corona impeachment proceedings By BISHOP GERARDO ALMINAZA, D.D. Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro and Visayas Clergy Discernment Group (VCDG) Head Convenor February 21, 2012 IN Mark 4:22, Jesus said, MailBox “Whatever is hidden away will be brought out into the open; and whatever is covered up will be uncovered.” This year, the Church celebrates the Year of Faith with the motto: Living truth in charity. I am praying with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI for truth to be held supreme… “Since God is love, truth is expressed in charity, and charity in turn reveals the truth.” Likewise, the Holy Father reaffirmed the need for a profound conviction of the truth of God’s revelation in His Son Jesus Christ, because “if there is no truth, we have no compass and do not know where to go.” Life can be rich and beautiful only if there is truth. This conviction for truth makes it possible for the Church to re-evangelize humankind today. Thus, I am praying that the Philippine Senate as an impeachment court against Chief Justice Renato Corona will unravel the “truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” I am praying that the impeachment court exhaust all available means to ferret out the whole truth. Furthermore, I am praying that the court remain vigilant and prevent any attempt to suppress, hide or dilute the whole truth. I am praying that the senator-judges, as elected servants, look at the truth from the point of view of the sovereign people of the Philippines, their Boss. Therefore, I am praying that they become aware of any personal, political or other vested interests that might becloud their lenses as jurists. I am praying that the final verdict would always be for the Common Good, never for the benefit of just a few. I am praying that the final verdict is reached as early as possible. Therefore, if there is enough evidence to warrant a fair, just and loving decision, I pray that this final verdict be pronounced the soonest possible.

The wealthy poor THINK a minute. Imagine this rich, successful young man. He’s well educated and owns a big, beautiful house. He lives and travels first class! Yet even with all his success he still goes to church and is a humble, good person. Of course, he’s not perfect. But he’s definitely no murderer. Adultery? Nothing any red-blooded boy wouldn’t do once in a while. Stealing? Only a little cheating like everyone else does to survive. Honors his father and mother? Definitely. He sends money home all the time. Sounds like a good person doesn’t he? But do you know what Jesus Christ said to a young man like the one we just talked about? Jesus saw right through this nice, church-going

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst young man. Jesus knew that this man really loved his good life and religious reputation more than he loved Jesus. Yet this man thought he was a Christian and right with God just because he went to church, and was kind to other people. But Jesus said he’s not even close! Harsh words, aren’t they? Jesus taught that there is absolutely nothing that any person can do, whether it’s going to church or giving money to the poor, that is

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too. These days, criminals are heinous and creative. Obviously, the deterioration of human values had gone down in the dumps. Neither can we blame law enforcement’s inadequacy nor can we hold the local government responsible for the rise of criminality. These contentions were nothing but scapegoats of the government’s failure to address socio-economic predicaments of our times. The rising cost of fuel and basic commodities equated with sub-standard wages are factors pregnant with criminal acts. Those who cannot bear the pressure of hardship and life’s vicissitudes often snap. Some commit suicidal acts while others opt to gamble their lives between survival and death. Thus, watching three young people wasting their lives in a shoot out with law enforcers for a few thousands pesos depict a despondent society. A society nurtured in a government with hideous future. In order to arrest the people’s growing disenchantment, the government must address the basic economic needs of its people. It (government) must not conceal its failures by accusing an individual or group as stumbling blocked of its efforts to attain progress. At one time, the people have faith in the capability of their government to bail them out in the quagmire of abject poverty. However, faith has limitation. It is when a person loses faith in his government that the rule of law loses its meaning, too. It is when faith in the government is lost that a person commits criminal acts as a semblance of critical defiance. react: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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Getting lost in the summit

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Attending the Mindanao MANAGING EDITOR GUILLERMO ADE, JÙ. Summit on Disaster Risk PÙʗç‘ã®ÊÄ CRIS DIAZ Reduction and Geo-hazards ASSOCIATE EDITOR ALBERT MOLIT Awareness here over the PAT SAMONTE MARLON DOMINGO weekend was an excellent R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ CIRCULATION reason to reconnect with AL JACINTO people who are battered but JUN ESCUADRO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ still fighting hard to recover RIZA O. ARES GERRY LEE GORIT from Sendong. LIEZL A. DELOSO ROLANDO SUDARIA The Summit convened JOE PALABAO P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ by two Mindanawon SenaRENE MICHAEL BAÑOS FELIX SANTILLAN MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ tors Koko Pimental and LƒùÊçã AÙã®Ýã Tg Guingona was timely ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. and the venue could not be URIEL C. QUILINGUING L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã any better than this City of Golden Friendship which REGIONAL PARTNERS: has been brought to its WESTERN MINDANAO knees by Sendong. It still Mindanao Examiner/Mindanao Daily is on its knees so to speak Unit 15, 3F Fair Land Bldg., Nunez Extension now, but in pervent prayers Zamboanga City Phone & Fax (062) 992 5480 that when it stands up, it will Email: mindanaoexaminer@gmail.com have leap in order leak the URL: mindanaoexaminer.com huge challenges upfront. CARAGA I had participated in MARX’S PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SERVICES the whole process, and my P-7 Resureccion Road., Holy Redeemer, appreciation of the exercise Butuan City was that Sendong was just Cell No. 0948-4183501, 0912-8091093 the light that ignited the JOE DEL PEURTO FELICILDA

good enough to reach God’s standard of perfect goodness from the heart. You see, if God can forgive and accept me into heaven just because I’m a good person, then Jesus was either a crazy lunatic, or a liar! Because Jesus Himself said that He, God the Son, He had to die and give His own perfect life to pay the penalty for all our wrongs, so He could forgive us and make us His children. So friend, just going to church cannot save you

and me. Giving money to the poor cannot earn us God’s gift of forgiveness and new life. There is nothing or no one in this world who can make us good enough and acceptable to our perfect Creator…only God the Son Himself. Jesus alone can forgive and save you and me from judgment and hell forever for living our own way, even if we’re religious. That’s why Jesus is our only hope! But after we’ve asked Him to forgive us and take full charge of our life in a daily personal relationship. It’s then because He’s already forgiven and saved us, we’ll only want to spend the rest of our life growing and learning in His family, the church, how to live His right successful way every day. Just Think a Minute.

Critical defiance

YESTERDAY, police found a 75-yearold woman dead inside her sari-sari store in Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. Her companion, a 16-year-old high school coed was raped but survived. Criminality has gone up in that peaceful community and residents are worried that criminals are getting bolder these days. ‘Sa una, naa mangawat pero mga tanom lang. Okay ra man to sa amo. Cris Diaz Pero karon lahi na kay manglungkab na sa balay ug mopatay na pod’ (In the past, there are CORONA/p.10 thieves interested only on agri-products. It was just fine. Now, it is different, criminals are emboldened that they break houses and kill), a barangay official Lumbia said. He narrated that stealing in Lumbia before was something unusual. ‘Stealing seldom occur before. Now, stealing happens three to five times in a row and The MINDANAO DAILY is published by Mindanao Daily at the same time,’ he said. Balita at Door 3, Geleng Bldg., Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. It is registered with the Department of Trade and The incident in Lumbia yesterday happened in a Industry (DTI), Region 10 with CerƟfifcate No. 01349532, and sari-sari store fronting a catholic church. The store is with Business Permit No. 02275, TIN No. 946-396-807-001 located near the highway and there are neighbors who Telefax Nos: (088) 856-3344, (08822)74-53-80, did not even notice that a break in occurred nearby. Cell nos.: 0917-7121424, 0923-432-0687 ‘We did not hear any unusual sounds in the sari-sari Website: www//mindanaodailybalita.com store. We only knew of the crime only this morning,’ a E-mail: mindanaodaily.ads@gmail.com neighbor told police. ‘This incident is new to us,’ said mindanaodailynews@gmail.com the neighbor. Indeed, crime against persons and properties had DANTE M. SUDARIA PUBLISHER gone up these days. The backyard is no longer safe, RUEL V. PELONE

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Bencyrus G. Ellorin fire for more CCA and DRR consciousness and awareness. The expectation that post-Sendong work in CDO and Iligan would be given focus was not really served as expected by many as the convenors took the broader perspective. Good enough that the issue of public accountability in DRR was included in the declaration after strong leanings from the Senators at the start about their “no blaming” approach. My general reflections on the process, in the context

of post-Sendong work are: 1) After Sendong, we are now forcing the issue of the DRR paradigm shift in all levels of governance; 2) The accountability mechanism in the DRR Law and related laws needs to be asserted, and the assertion should come from the grassroots, let us not expect people in higher echelons of government to rock the boat. Take for example Sen. Loren Legarda, after polluting her 20-minute speech with “no blaming” content, she went down in

the Jade function room of Dynasty Hotel in the 2nd floor around lunchtime to have a meeting with Mayor Dongkoy Emano and his entourage of you know what. I would have wanted to take the floor in the open forum to tell her that the accountability movement in Cagayan de Oro postSendong is not about blaming, but about the rule of law and putting people in their right place, either outside of public office or in jail. I was in the hotel lobby when the lady senator left around 3.30 in the afternoon. 3) It would be business as usual for Cagayanons and Iliganons because the truth is, we would be on our own primarily. Let’s take stock with our strengths and political capital and give meat to the Never Again Sendong SUMMIT/p.10


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Lapanday Foods Corporation A legacy planted in Mindanao LAPANDAY Foods Corporation is known today as one of the leading fresh produce growers and exporters in the Philippines; but years ago, its beginnings were planted in a small seed. On three parcels of land near Davao City, banana farms had f lourished in the 1970’s but had become virtually abandoned in the 1980’s as world oversupply depressed banana export prices. Luis F. Lorenzo, Sr., whose family had deep roots in Mindanao, looked at these lands and saw the oppor t u n it y a m id t he challenges. The Lorenzos acquired the Guihing, Lapanday, and Cadeco farms from the Ayala-Aboitiz group in 1982. During the turbulent 1980’s, even while the Lapanday farms got caught in the middle of armed conf lict, the Lorenzo-led management focused single mindedly on turning the business around. Through its purposive and sustained partnership progress with the farm managers and workers to resolve operational and labor related problems, the road to recovery got underway. When the world opened for trade in 1997, it marked Lapanday Foods Corporation’s expansion from being a grower and packer for multinational brands to being a respected exporter and regional produce supplier in its own right. The first Philippine brands of fresh fruit were introduced to the global market – “Mabuhay,” “Estrella,” and “Aloha” – all grown and packed in farms owned and managed then by Global Fruits Corporation, a fully owned Lapanday subsidiary. As it continued to integrate forward, the Lapanday company established Davao Cold Storage Corporation, Fresh Asia Produce Company International Corporation, Mindanao Fresh Produce Ser vices Corporation, and Lapanday Packaging, Inc. - companies that were eventually folded back into the f lagship Lapanday Foods Corporation to strengthen its supply chain capability. Lapanday Diversified Products Corporation remains as its diversification company providing pineapples to a growing number of foreign customers. Corporate Responsibility As a socially concerned and responsible corporate citizen, Lapanday Foods Corporation actively supports its workers and their families, the communities around the farms, and promotes the protection of the

environment. LABOR RELATIONS - Skills Training - Lapanday Foods Corporation believes that a company is only as strong as its people. Cooperatives - Lapanday Foods Corporation firmly believes that social responsibility is best instilled through the empowerment of its people. Labor Policy - Lapan-

day Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Community Welfare -Lapanday Foods Corporation formed the Dona Luisa Lorenzo Foundation to help alleviate poverty within the areas of our operation. Regional Development - Lapanday Foods Corporation fully supports the thrust to prepare Davao and Mindanao for the challenges and demands of the future. EN V IRONM EN TA L DEVELOPMENT - Environment -We have taken steps to ensure the preservation of the earth’s resources in the areas we farm. Crop Protection-In all of our plantations, we employ sustainable agricultural practices and integrated pest management methodologies.

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All New Honda Civic Debuts in the Philippines HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in the Philippines, today launched its highly-anticipated all-new Honda Civic. Starting with the launch of the new Honda City last January, the all new Civic further strengthens Honda’s return to the Philippine automotive market. Since the launch of the first generation Civic in 1973, each generation featured cutting edge technology. The new 9th generation continues this tradition. During the development of the model, emphasis was placed on Fun-to-Drive and Fuel Efficient performance, Clean and Energetic styling, and Smart Technology interface. Increase in body rigidity, reduction in weight, revised suspension settings, added insulation and other improvements increase the Fun-to-Drive experience of the all new Civic. To help the driver achieve better fuel economy, the Eco Assist technology was applied, which is also found in Honda’s hybrid models. The Eco Assist technology consists of the ECON mode and the Eco coaching ambient meter. Engaging the ECON mode controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air-conditioner

to further improve the already outstanding fuel efficiency of the all new Civic. The Eco coaching ambient meter guides the driver to become more fuel efficient by measuring throttle input and displaying a blue light in the instrument panel when driving aggressively and a green light when driving in a fuel efficient manner. The exterior of the all new Civic shows a powerful and clear styling of the unique and dynamic mono-form body. On the other hand, the interior features Honda’s first 5 inch color LCD intelligent multiinformation display, or i-MID. This smart interface has instantly understandable information display and intuitive and easy-tooperate controls at the steering wheel. The i-MID menu shows audio

and fuel consumption information and also allows the driver to customize the vehicle light settings. In the Philippines, the Civic has long been the face of Honda and has earned its place in the minds and hearts of the Philippine customers. With the all new Civic, Honda would like to continue providing quality products that provide exceptional value and ownership experience. The All-New Honda Civic is available in these colors: Carnelian Red (new) Urban Titanium Taffeta White Crystal Black . The suggested Retail Price is Php 1,074,000. To know more about the all-new Honda Civic, Visit www.civic.com. ph. To experience it first hand, visit any of the 28 Honda dealerships nationwide. Remember, Be Smart! Test Drive.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 BUTUAN CITY, BAYUGAN CITY, SAN FRANCISCO, TAGUM CITY SUZUKI * HONDA YAMAHA* KAWASAKI

Editor: Joe del Puerto Felicilda , Email: jdelpf@yahoo.com

PIA News Bits Director Abner M. Caga PIA, R10 & 13 Cluster

Iligan Light curtails load

LANAO del Norte - Iligan Light and Power, Inc. is currently implementing a two-hour daily interruption. This is in response to NGCP’s call for connected customers, Mindanao-wide, to curtail load as its contingency reserve has gone to zero due to generation deficiency. Curtailment period is February 16 to 29 this year, affecting Iligan City’s coastal-urban barangays.

Man jumps off bridge

BUTUAN City - Butuan Search and Rescue Team (BUSART) rescued recently a young male, who jumped off the Magsaysay Bridge after a spat with his girlfriend. Initial police investigation revealed that the young man was under the influence of alcohol. He was found to be unharmed, but was brought to Butuan Doctors Hospital for medical check-up.

Prosecutor confirms detention of ‘illegal tree-cutters’

CAMIGUIN – Provincial Prosecutor Renato Abbu disclosed that several alleged violators of DENR and PCA laws are now either charged in court or detained even as more are under investigation. He said, with the rate Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo is doing in running after the offenders, he expects to receive more cases of sort. “We mean business in supporting our government in this,” he said.

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Oro gets P7m shelter grant CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) has granted some P7 million for the city’s typhoon Sendong survivors, who desire to acquire own shelters, under the socialized housing scheme of the Community Mortgage Program (CMP). PEF Executive Director Roberto D. Calingo said the planning grants

were awarded to the local non government organizations (NGOs), namely the Growth, Organizational Upliftment of People Foundation, Inc. (GROUP) and the Technology Outreach and Community Help (TOUCH) Foundation. Considered to be experts in securing legal tenure for urban poor families, GROUP and

TOUCH are expected to help bring at least 800 families to the resettlement sites in Barangays Indahag and Gusa. PEF, the Ateneo de Cagayan-Xavier University and the Social Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC) are the main stakeholders in this particular effort. (JCV, PIA 10/ jdelpf )

TESDA produces new certified workers MISAMIS Occidental––The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has produced another 10 certified field workers in this province. The latest bunch of National Certificate (NC) holders were recognized during the recent launching of the TESDA Specialista Technopreneurship Program (TSTP) in Southwestern Poblacion, Calamba town. “TSTP aims to help the TESDA graduates to get employment locally or abroad, with the NC serving as their gate pass, or start a business of their own,” TESDA Provincial Director Leo Velez said. They can also ask help from the TSTP partner-agencies and the local government units in finding employment opportunities, he added. (PIA-10 and 13 Cluster/jdelpf)

Secretary Robredo clarifies role of RPOC

REGION 13 - DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo said the Regional Peace and Order Council will serve as venue for those who would want to coordinate with regional officials on matters relating to peace and development in the region.

Berjaya Village to rise in CDO

CAGAYAN de Oro City - City Mayor Vicente Emano, together with Berjaya Group Philippines Chief Paul Soo and Gawad Kalinga Executive Director Luis Oquiñana, recently broke the ground for the Berjaya Village in Upper Bolonsiri. This is another relocation site that could accommodate some 200 houses. “OH M E E E E E E E E E GAWD! A thief snatched a cellphone of a victim during the Night Cafe in DVsoria. Here’s the catch: as concerned men pursued, the thief, probably unknown to his consciousness, run past through Mayor Emano with Engr. Nonito Oclarit of the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA), escorted with policemen. The thief apparently got away still, though. I hope, he got caught.” (NeFoi NeFarious NeFrology, NoHoldsBarred Kagay-an)

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Real Peace is to walk when others are running, to whisper when others are shouting, to sleep when others are restless, to smile when others are frowning, to be calm when others are angry, to pause when others are hurrying, and to PRAY when others are worrying. (Contributed by Photojournalist Joey Nacalaban)

Fourth Infantry “Diamond” Division troopers sort-out collected garbage in Sitio Tambo, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City during the February 11 joint clean-up drive, with students and faculty members of Liceo de Cagayan University (LdeCU) and other agencies. An initiative of the LdeCU Safer River Life Saver Foundation, the activity aims to rehabilitate Cagayan de Oro River and the 17 riverbank barangays that were badly-hit by Typhoon Sendong, December 2011. (4CMOBN, 4ID, PA/jdelpf)

MISAMIS Oriental 2nd District Rep. Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano congratulates the graduates of the Trainers Training on Disaster Preparedness at Camp Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. The six-day skills enhancement activity was initiated by the Police Regional Office (PRO-10), under P/Chief Supt. Jufel Adriatico, PRO-10 director. (photo provided)

Amante hands P415T livelihood assistance to 215 beneficiaries By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga with JOEL PORTUGAL, Caraga News Bureau BUTUAN City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has released P401,340 as livelihood assistance to different barangays in his continuing effort to help residents increase their income. This was revealed by OIC

Public Information Officer Jennifer Michelle Divinagracia who said Mayor Amante distributed the amount to 215 beneficiaries as capital assistance to support small-scale businesses as part of his Barangay Livelihood Program.

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According to Divinagracia, one of Mayor Amante’s priority programs is to help the poor and small-scale businesses through his Moral Recovery Program with the support of the City Social Welfare and Development office. Prior to the distribution of the amount, the beneficiaries underwent three trainings includ-

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ing Seminar on Moral Recovery Program, Micro-Business Management Training and CapabilityBuilding, she said. Earlier, Amante turned over capital assistance of P45,340 to 20 beneficiaries in Barangay Limaha and P56,000 to 28 beneficiaries in Barangays Mahay and Mahogany.

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Corona From page 6 I am praying that after giving a swift, objective, and pro-people decision on the impeachment proceedings, the senator-judges and the members of the House of Representatives, as an act of charity, return immediately to their respective legislative houses so that the many bills that are for the Common Good are passed after sufficient study, and with reasonable speed. May the Holy Spirit of Wisdom, Justice and Love guide us. May Mary, our mother and all the saints support us. In the Holy Spirit, BISHOP GERARDO ALMINAZA, D.D. (SIGNED) Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro/ Head Convenor of the Visayas Clergy Discernment Group (VCDG) Tel. No. (033) 3291625

Summit From page 6 Sendong battlecry. As one friend told me in the sides, “maghuna huna na lang ta nga kini nga tigum para sa sunod nga katalagman, para dili musakit atong buot. (Let’s just think that this summit is for the next disaster, so that we won’t feel bad.)” A friend who is in the thick of relief and rehabilitation effort s as a worker of an international relief organization did not even bother finishing the Summit as he cannot take anymore the speakers of just reciting figures. “Dili man gud numero akong makit-an kada adlaw pre, mga tawo man gud nga namatyan, dunay pay missing nga pamilya, gapangutana kanus-a sila mahiluna,” (What I am seeing everyday are not numbers or figures, but real people who lost loved ones, people who are asking if ever they will be given permanent resettlement soon) my friend told me. In the sides of the Summit, with the support of the broad civil society coalition Aksyon Klima, I organized a round table discussion with the community media and representatives of the internally displaced persons. The event was to provide a venue for the community media who we thought are really stakeholders in postSendong work. Aside from asking experts to discuss basic concepts of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, we thought of giving the IDPs a platform to express their stories. Malu Cagay of the DRR Net and Atty. Elpidio “Ping” Peria of Aksyon Klima squeezed their schedules in the Summit to join us for a breakfast RTD with the media. I do respect the broader perspective taken by the Convenors but would have wished, local issues and concerns were discussed more, including the governance and accountability issues many Cagayanons feel very strongly now, but felt alienated by the process. The summit was a good event to see Mayor Dongkoy Emano in a roundtable with his entourage of bumbling elected officials. It was a sorry sight

to see Cong. Benjo Benaldo taking the floor asking where the P250-million dredging fund for Cagayan de Oro and Iponan Rivers went after the 2009 floods. I pressume Benjo has an idea what happened to that project. The person where I learned of that project is close to him and that person knows what happened. I was told that that project was one of the flagged overnight projects approved at the close of the GMA administration. I have not seen the project papers in Benjo’s hands but if it is one of those enumerated by Pres. PNoy Aquino as the flagged projects that would have benefited Gloria’s cronies, it was a bad call for Benjo to have taken it on the floor. I do appreciate Cong. Rufus Rodriguez for challenging the two Mindanaoan Senators to support his legislative measures in Congress like the bill that would stop all mining and logging in the Cagayan de Oro watersheds. Cong. Rufus also took the high road of demanding from Usec. Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to finish the payment of benefits to all those who perished, including those who are missing and presumed dead by Feb. 29, 2012. Anthony Cabanigan, president of the Calaanan Temporary Relocation Site said during the Aksyon Klima breakfast RTD Sunday morning that until now, they are still at a loss on what is being done for them. If ever they will be relocated to permanent sites, when and where? He also lamented that aside from receiving relief goods, they do not have much participation in decision-making and in the rehabilitation efforts. “Tinuod man nga nangawad-an gyud mi, pero maka trabaho pa man gihapon mi. Pasalamat mi sa tabang pero gusto na gyud mi makabangon pod sa among paningkamot,” Cabanigan said. The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) has documented 4,981 internally displaced families in 22 evacuation centers. Of this, 2,851 families are in so called “tent cities.” Rey Magbanua, Response Manager of HRC is appealing to the government “to respect

the right of evacuees to a dignified transfer to safe and clean shelter as they are trying to make sense of the painful loss they have gone through.” The HRC is appealing with the local government to ensure that: • Evacuees are represented at every level of decision-making regarding their relocation to new shelters • Evacuees are prepared and involved in the relocation process instead of being forcibly moved to another shelter • The new shelters are located on areas safe from natural hazards like landslides and flooding • The new shelters have basic facilities such as latrines, have access to water and can withstand inclement weather projected to continue • Livelihood options, such as cash-for-work, are put in place. Comparing the forwardlooking and broader perspective the Convenors of the recently concluded Summit to the realities in ground zero, it was understandable that people immersed in the grassroots and those still trying to pick up the pieces of what Sendong left cannot relate to the big things being said by supposedly powerful people they look up to in times of great distress. (Comments can be sent to bency.ellorin@gmail.com)

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and the livelihood of those depending on the river and seas are also affected. “Mining up there affects thousands of fishermen downstream. With

this equation, what kind of political will would we needto stop this? We are talking about [a few] families doing hydraulic mining up there. And for us to allow this to happen for the last 20 years is a shame because the Local Government Code states that we are duty-bound to protect the environment,” stressed Geollegue. (CBCPNEWS)

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of domestic and foreign tourists. Tourism for business involves enhancing Caraga’s image as a venue for business-related activities such as conferences and meetings, trade fairs and the like. Tourism for nature, on the other hand, shall showcase the beautiful natural sceneries of Caraga and its rich cultural heritage within an eco-tourism framework of environmentally-friendly and culturally-sensitive tourism activities. The Caraga Tourism Circuit will have Butuan City and Agusan del Norte as the gateway. Surfing in the beaches in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands, the lush forestlands in Surigao del Sur, and the marshland and crocodile sanctuary in Agusan del Sur, shall be this circuit’s nature theme. Forestry and mining shall be its business themes. Matugas made a pitch for Siargao Island as the Philippines’ first and the

murmured why the city government of Oroquieta allowed an “exclusive route” for Oroquieta-Iligan City and did not include OroquietaCagayan de Oro City route. In an exclusive interview, Councilor Vincent Guantero

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of GERARDO CURILAN, SR. and URBANA ARANIEL CURILAN, who died intestate on December 25, 1988 and November 23, 1983, respectively, in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte, consisting of a parcel of residential lot (Lot No. 174, Cacl 668) situated at Barangay Sto. Rosario, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte under Tax Declaration No. 199 Property Indez No. 053-07-007-03-004, covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-11406 containing an area of 3,591 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED GERARDO O. CURILAN SR. AND URBANA ARANIEL CURILAN made and executed by herein decedents’ only surviving children and heirs, namely, Helen Curilan Algarme, Marilyn Curilan Aguilar, Belinda Curilan Uba, Gerardo Curilan, Jr., Editha Curilan Actub, Anita Zapanta Curilan and Welelmo Curilan, per Doc. No. 15112; Page No. 3075; Book No. 7; Series of 2009 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jose B. Guibone, Notary Public. MD: February 23, March 01 & 08, 2012

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explained that during a caucus the city mayor, the City Council merely suggested for a two-year exclusive contract. However, Guantero said that the shipping company counter-proposed for a fiveyear exclusive contract to the pioneering route––and as a testing ground for the shipping industry. Under the law, the Maritime Authority Industry (Marina) allowed the granting of five-contract to pioneering shipping companies, Guantero pointed out. But Guantero assured the public that the granting of exclusive contract to Ocean Jet does not mean that it will be the only shipping company that can operate in the city of Oroquieta.

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world’s 8th best surfing destination. She also said that CNN International cited Cloud 9, Siargao Island as the number 8 out of 50 best surf spots in the world. She added that Siargao Islands Area Development Plan 2011-2016 was crafted to create in the island a rich source of tourism-related employment opportunities leading to povery alleviation.

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THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE PUJ JITNEY SERVICE PURSUANT TO M.C. 2011-005 DATED MAY 25, 2011. X---------------------------------X

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT/PETITIONER request authority to operate PUJ JITNEY SERVICE with the use of ONE (1) unit/s within the following route: ROUTE EIGHT (8): BUTUAN INTRA-CITY ROUTES & VICE VERSA. This application/petition will be considered by the Board on 01 MARCH 2012, 10 a.m. at its LTFRB Office, Capitol Avenue, Butuan City where the applicant/Petitioner shall formally submit his/ her evidences. At least ten (10) days prior to the date of Hearing, Applicant/petitioner shall publish this Notice once in ONE (1) newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the Application must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidences on/or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the Applicant/ Petitioner and should they desire, appear on the said date and time above-mentioned. This Application/Petition shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidences submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidences submitted by the parties. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE ATTY. ALIM D. PANGANDAMAN, Regional Director, DOTC-Caraga region This 17th day of February 2012. (SGD.) EDIVEE SUBLA A. BUSICO Hearing Officer Mindanao Daily: Feb 23, 2012

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Caraga From page 1 Region,” will be honored. She will deliver her keynote speech following an introduction by Department of the Interior and Local Government in Caraga director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos. Plaza, now an Army Reserve Officer with the rank of Brigadier General, was the sponsor of the bill seeking the creation of Caraga Region in the House of Representatives. She was supported by Agusan del Norte Second District Rep. Eduardo Rama Sr., Rep. Ceferino Paredes of the Lone District of Agusan del Sur, Reps. Glenda Ecleo and Robert Barbers of Agusan del Norte, and Rep. Mario Ty of Surigao del Sur. Former President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act No. 7901, the law creating Caraga Regional Administraative Region on February 23, 1995. In an exclusive interview, Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas thanked former Rep. Plaza, her coauthors and supporters of the bill that led to Caraga Region’s creation and hoped the present crop of leaders will give honor to the legacy left by the former lawmakers by working for the administrative region’s growth and development. Aside from Matugas, Mayor Amante and DILG13 director Burdeos, Agusan del Norte Governor Erlpe John Amante, Agusan del Norte Second District Rep. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, Agusan del Norte First Dist. Rep. Jose Aquino II, Department of Agriculture-13 OIC director Edna Mabeza, NEDACaraga director Carmencita Cochingco and asst. director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño will be present during the program and the ribboncutting ceremony officially opening the agri-fair.

Water From page 1 said that some people in the Cowd are accountable to the people––and must be made answerable under the law. “It was really surprising because we all know that there was no water supply from the water district since December 16, 2011 up to the middle part of January 2012 but still the water firm collected so much,” Abaday protested. “Kining mga board of directors sa Cowd gakaanad lang. Salig man gud na sila ni mayor,” a visibly irked Calingin said without naming names. Calingin said that in the first place there was nothing to increase as there is a pending injunction case in filed in court, “Mga kapayason kaayo kini sila (referring to the Cowd board of directors). Nagpasulabi man gyud kanang ilang pagka-abusado

kay nangolekta sila more than what is allowed by law so estafa gyud na. Ang Meralco bitaw nag-atubang man ug estafa human sila nangolekta more than what is allowed by law,” Calingin said. He said that if the board of directors resolved to implement the 30-percent increase despite the existence of the injunction case in court then, a criminal case for estafa should be filed against them. “However, if there was none, the general manager and the cashiers should be the ones responsible,” added Calingin. On one hand, Councilor Alden Bacal disclosed that the city has already posted the necessary bond in the injunction case so that the Cowd could not implement the water rate hike. “I am not however joining Calingin. I will just wait for the legal office comment as they are the ones tasked to handle the case,” Bacal said. Councilor Juan Sia, for his part, said that calamities occurred to the city so that we should not fight each other, instead help each other. “I suggest that we should give Cowd 60 days or 90 days within which to explain before this August body [City Council]. If we found there explanation not meritorious, that would be the time that we will hit them,” Sia said.

Possible From page 1 save billions of pesos and instead use it in other projects such as construction of roads, bridges and school buildings. Robredo made the announcement to the barangay

officials that there might be a big possibility that this bill will be pushed through. Instead of having the election this 2013, it would probably be included on the synchronized national and local election in 2016. If realized, barangay officials will extend their term of office for another three years. Same benefit will be given to last termers who will enjoy another round of service until 2016. Last termers will take pleasure in serving nine years as Barangay chief executives. ABC President Nestor Amora, on his part, welcomed the move as a challenge for him and his colleague as “another term means another responsibility for their constituents.” He also added that with the extended term, they can provide more programs and projects in their respective barangays. Robredo also confirmed to the media that he is positive on the move for postponement and consulted with the barangay officials here and other places around the country.

Attack From page 1 damaged by bullets that were indiscriminately fired in all directions. Jean-Daniel Tauxe, ICRC head of delegation in the Philippines, said that an improvised explosive device left in the area went off, killing Balmediano, volunteer ambulance driver of PRC emergency response team. “We deplore such events leading to injury and death of those who are carrying out humanitarian duties trying to assist the wounded. We would like to stress civilians and humanitarian

workers must be protected at all times,” said Tauxe. The ICRC reminds all those concerned that the indiscriminate use of weapons negates basic notions of humanity. The ICRC and the PRC call on all those concerned to respect those responding to emergencies, including Red Cross workers. “It is tragic for a humanitarian worker, who is also a father and who is there only to alleviate suffering and save life, to be a victim of violence,” said PRC chairman Richard Gordon. The ICRC is a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization that strives to assist and protect victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It works with the PRC, its strategic local partner in the Philippines, to enhance capacity to respond to disasters and other emergencies. The attack last Sunday left three persons dead, including Balmediano, and 17 others injured. Wire reports

Cops From page 1 aka Bella, female, 46 years old, separated and plain housewife has been arrested. Regional Director Roberto S. Opeña of PDEA10 said the suspect was arrested after selling one piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as the poseur-buyer. Also recovered from her possession and control were the following: a.) Two (2) pieces small and ten (10) pieces rectangular

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higher to the ideal ratio of 1:500. Duterte-Carpio said the DCACU had to supplement the more than a thousand population ratio, which the police force needs to ser ve. “Since the Philippine National Police cannot add more policemen, the city government has t o p r ov i d e a d d i t i o n a l m a n p o w e r,” D u t e r t e Carpio said. She underscored that the “men-in-black” would do patrolling and visibility, with the police taking the lead in implementing peace and order like arresting criminals and enforce the law. Duterte-Carpio maintained that she will not push for vigilantekillings as deterrent to criminals. However, she said she would not be surprised if s ome s e c tors of t he population pushed for it since there were those who were emb oldened with this mind set. “Vigilante-killing is a crime, so I expect the police to also run after them just like as the police run after ordinar y criminals,” she said. D ut e r t e - C a r pi o a s serted full responsibility over the current state of the peace and order in the city. Sh e s ai d it w a s t h e duty of the city government and the police to ensure a stable law and order in the city. Cd with wire reports

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transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu; one (1) stick rolled paper containing suspected dried marijuana leaves; one (1) piece crumpled aluminum foil strips; two (2) pieces disposable lighters and one (1) unit Nokia 1100 cell phone. Suspected pusher is now detained at Valencia City jail. In Cagayan de Oro, led by IO2 Vincent Cecil M. Orcales of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Special Enforcement Team (PSET), last Feb. 19, at around 3:00 p.m. at Zone 2, Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen, this city, which resulted to the arrest of suspected pusher Arnel dela Cruz y Lumacang alias Arpok, male, 29 years old, married and jobless. Bought from aka Arpok was one piece transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu by a PDEA undercover Agent. Also recovered from his possession and control were 22 pieces unsealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu residues. Also arrested during the operation were Jubert Denolan y Regencia, male, 24 years old, motorela driver, residing at the abovementioned place and Mark Nasseb Manabilang y Eclar, male, 24 years old, third year college student taking up AB English in one of the universities in the city and a resident of Camella Homes Subdivision, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City. Arrested persons are now temporarily detained at PDEA-10 jail facility for booking and documentation while confiscated drug items

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