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Senate gets CJ’s SALN SUPREME Court clerk of court Enriqueta Vidal turned over to the Senate impeachment court Wednesday afternoon the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ordered Vidal to hand the SALNs, covering the years 2002 to 2011, “out of respect for the court.” The documents were marked as exhibits. “This court under the Constitution has sole power to try this case and we should not be impeded by any agency of government,” he said. The turnover of the SENATE/PAGE 11

HABITAT HOUSING PROJECT IN FULL SWING Construction workers are rushing the completion of a model house of the 1,500 quadruplex-type housing units at the Calaanan relocation site in Barangay Canitoan. Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Y. Emano and key government shelter agencies officials held the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony, January 18, at the site of the permanent housing project for typhoon “Sendong” victims, spearheaded by the Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with the city government and government shelter agencies such as HUDCC, NHA, DSWD, DEPWH and others. CIO photo

30 NPA rebels torch 2 trucks in Bukidnon WEATHER UPDATE FRONTAL system affecting the Eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas. The Eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the East to Northeast with slight to moderate seas. SOURCE : PAGASA

By ANN NOBLE, Bukidnon news bureau

MALAYBALAY City––Dozens of armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) flagged down and subsequently torched two prime mover trucks carrying vans of bananas from the Japanese Sumitomo Fruits Corp. (Sumifru) plantation in Barangay Magsaysay here and Dole Philippines. The rebels reportedly posed as as government troops and put up a signboard bearing the army’s 23rd Infantry Battalion’s logo along the highway in Maloos, Barangay Sinuda of Kitaotao town and flagged the two vehicles as it headed toward Davao City at dawn yesterday. The group allegedly belonged to the NPA’s Guer-

rilla Front 53, Southern Mindanao operating in the towns of Kitaotao, Quezon, and nearby Kibawe town. The rebels then withdrew toward the hinterlands of the Bukidnon-Davao boundaries. Government troops belonging to the 8th Infantry Brigade based in Maramag town immediately conducted hot pursuit operations

but there were reports that rebels ambushed the pursuing soldiers in Barangay Puntian, Quezon, Bukidnon at around 8 in the morning. The report has prompted the military to send more troops, including policemen, to Barangay Puntian where skirmishes are now going on as of press time. Initial report said four soldiers were wounded in the clashes. Army helicopters were dispatched to assist the authorities in the operation. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways warned motorists travelling the BukidnonDavao road to refrain and to exercise necessary precautions in order not to get caught in the middle of the clash.

In a phone interview yesterday, Lt. Col. Jose Maria R. Cuerpo II, the commanding officer of 8th IB, said the incident might be the communists’ retaliation to the SUMIFRU encounter in Compostela Valley where six alleged communist rebels were killed by the military and SUMIFRU bodyguards when the NPAs attempted to take over the Japanese company’s plantation in Barangay Tuburan in Mawab, Compostela Valley on Monday. Cuerpo said they recovered five firearms on that fight. He added extortion among business operators is behind the incident as some companies refused to give revolutionary taxes to TORCH/PAGE 10

Prepare for wet season: NDRRMC By ELAINE O. RATUNIL of PIA-10

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Northern Mindanao has called on all the local DRRMC’s to undertake precautionary measures in their areas of responsibility against the likely occurrence of floods and rain-induced landslides in hazard prone areas. This, after the National DRRMC, has issued La Niña Advisory No. 3 on January 16, 2011, to inform and warn communities to take proactive actions to aim for zero casualties and avoid loss of lives and properties that may result from this phenomenon. The La Niña advisory issued talks about proactive actions which may take the form of evacuation rather than rescue or mitigation PREPARE/PAGE 10

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News NEDA-10 leads planning for rehab, recovery of Sendong-affected areas Editor: RUEL PELONE , Email; mindanaodailynews@gmail.com

Houston in mood for Chinese Lunar New Year By BETTY L. MARTIN

WHILE emphasizing the cultural origins of Chinese New Year 2012, plans being drawn to commemorate the “Year of the Dragon” this month in Houston, Texas State of the United States, showcase the diversity of participants. About 7,200 miles from Beijing, the fourth largest U.S. city of Houston has sanctioned three festivals that will both bring slices of pan-Asian and other cultures -- in addition to the annual dragon and lion dances Texans have come to expect from Chinese New Year celebrations -- to hundreds of expected visitors. Three nonprofit groups in southwest Houston -- The Children’s Museum of Houston, Alief Community Association and Chinese Community Center -- will each host entertainment, music, educational events with food and beverages available for Chinese New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Though the festival is Asian in theme, some faces behind the silken scarves of Chinese dancers, dragons and lions, puppet shows, food and trade booths or in the crowds will reflect the smorgasbord of cultures within the Houston area’s nearly 6 million residents. Some will have a distinctive Texan twang. “We usually get a lot of Asian people and Asian food booths, but this year will be more diverse. We’ll have Colombian food booths, Spanish and Burmese food and entertainment. The Texas Lottery will be selling tickets,” said Marie Lee, president of the neighborhood Alief Community Association and coordinator of the festival CHINESE/PAGE 11

THE representatives from the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental and the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and Valencia met with the National Economic and Development Authority, Region 10 (NEDA-10) staff on January 17, 2012 to start the planning for rehabilitation and recovery affected by tropical storm “Sendong.” This is in accordance with NEDA’s mandate as Vice-chair of the Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Committee, one of the committees of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Region 10 (RDRRMC-10). This initial activity was able to draw up a list of priority programs and projects towards rehabilitation and recovery of the affected communities for implementation within 6 months to 1 year. R e s p on d i n g t o t h e “marching order” from the President himself, the priority projects that may be implemented with funding from the Office of the President (OP) and other donors were identified. During the meeting,

a brief hazard characterization of tropical storm Sendong, initial response and updates were presented. The participants discussed the initial listing of programs and projects by sector as submitted by various agencies and the affected local government units to the RDC secre-

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012

tariat. The local government units did a preliminary prioritization of the programs and projects according to the objectives of the Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for recovery and rehabilitation and assessment of their needs. The initial list of priori-

tized programs and projects shall be firmed up during a consultation/validation meeting with line agencies on January 19, 2012 for presentation to the Regional Development Council on January 20, 2012 which will endorse it to the Office of the President. (Peleta B. Abejo, KMD, NRO-X)

Robredo orders probe of local exec’s culpability in Compostela landslide By JEROME CARLO R. PAUNAN

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FOR their alleged failure to implement governmentimposed measures to stop illegal mining activities in the now landslide struck gold-rich village in Pantukan town, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo has ordered an investigation on the possible culpability and liability of concerned local government officials in Compostela Valley. At least 25 persons were killed while more than 100 others remained missing when prohibited small min-

ing pits and shanties collapsed in Panganason village in Pantukan town during a pre-dawn landslide in the mining site. “I am going to the area today to conduct an investigation to determine the liability and culpability of the local officials in Compostela Valley, particularly the mayor of Pantukan town and the village chairman of Barangay Panganason,” Robredo said. Robredo said the Panganason mining site had been declared by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as a “geo-hazard” site as early as October last year. In April 2010, at least 20 people died when parts of the mountain, a few kilometers away from the latest landslide site, collapsed burying houses above it. “The Compostela Valley governor, the Pantukan town mayor and the barangay chairman of Panganason were all aware of the hazards in the area as declared by the DENR last October. Yes, they ordered a forced evacuation against the illegal miners in the highrisk mining site but they apparently were not able to stop them from coming back in the area,” Robredo explained. In a text message to Robredo, Compostela Valley Gov. Arturo Uy blamed the barangay and purok officials PROBE/PAGE 11


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

Bill sought one PMA cadet in every district TWO congressmen in Cagayan de Oro City asked Congress to approve a legislative act mandating the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to admit one cadet from every congressional district in the country every year.

The PMA is the country’s premier military academy, a training ground of cadets where they can pursue their dreams of becoming part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. House Bill no. 5632 mandates that the PMA select one cadet each from every Congressional district every year to comprise its incoming “class.” Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro, and Abamin Party list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, both authors and co-authors of the bill, noted that majority of the cadets entering PMA come from areas near the location of the academy in Baguio City. “It is high time that we

ensure a more balanced c omp o s it i on of e ve r y “Class” that graduates from the PMA,” the bill said. In this manner, aspiring cadets even from far-flung areas will have a chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming officers of the AFP, the bill added. Under the bill, each aspiring cadet will still have

to pass and comply with all the current admission requirements of the academy. In case there is no qualified applicant from a certain legislative district, the allocated slot maybe awarded to another qualified applicant regardless of domicile. The bill provides that within six months when

Councilors President Elipe and Dante Pajo, during the city council’s regular meeting this week, called on authorities to stop illegal cutting of trees following the disaster brought about by flashfloods in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. Rivers swelled in both cities, causing extensive damage and loss of lives. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

Zambo City intensifies sanitary drive ZAMBOANGA City––The City Health Office further intensifies its campaign against establishments not in compliance with the sanitary standards. City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos has recently issued a closure order to a fast food chain due to noncompliance to the sanitary

requisites. However, Agbulos said the food establishment has been permitted to resume operations upon compliance to the necessary requirements within 24 hours. In 2011, Agbulos issued a total of 3,654 sanitary orders and three closure orders to establishments for failure to

comply with the requisites of sanitary standards as prescribed under Presidential Decree 856. “We conduct on sight inspections and monitoring on all establishments to assure the general public that where they eat and where they enjoy will not harm their health,” he declared. (PNA)

it becomes effective, the academy in coordination with the AFP shall promulgate the rules necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the Act. The Act shall become effective after its complete publication in, at least, two national newspapers of general circulation. CRIS DIAZ

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Drug source, landing sites in Caraga known

AGUSAN del Sur––The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Caraga Region has identified barangays in Agusan del Sur as hot spot on the trading of illegal drugs. On the other hand, two barangays in the municipality of Prosperidad are suspected to have Marijuana plantation sites after PDEA, the PNP, the army and other stakeholders confiscated 532 fully grown marijuana and seedlings in Sitio Umayam, Lapaz on June, 2011 and uprooted 5,371 hills in Sition Mactan on July 8. According to PDEA representative, there are two illegal drugs choices that users in Agusan del Sur prefer and these are Methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and marijuana. “We have also identified the landing points of these Photo shows cadets at the Philippine Military Academy, the country’s premier drugs coming here in Agumilitary training school, on formation in front of the academy. A bill is filed in san del Sur. The first choice Congress mandating the academy to allocate one cadet for every legislative district of landing by the traffickers in the country. Photo supplied is Surigao City/ Surigao del

Army repulses attack DAVAO City––The 10th Infantry Division’s Peace and Development Team thwarted an attack perpetrated by the lawless armed group New People’s Army on Monday afternoon, January 16, in Barangay Malinawon, Mawab, Compostela Valley province. According to 10th ID’s Spokesperson Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, government troops were able to repulse the attack. “They were able to counter the attack and exchanged fire that ensued to a fire fight of about one hour after which the NPAs immediately withdraw towards the boundary of Nabunturan,” he said. Paniza said that the residents in the area reported the presence of an armed group on board a carnapped ARMY/PAGE 11

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Norte, Cabadbaran City/ Agusan del Norte, Butuan City, Bayugan City, Barobo, Surigao del Sur and Bislig, also in Surigao del Sur. The modus operandi here are, they are using minors and women as courier and seller of drugs, use cellular phones in the conduct of illegal drug transaction and the use of “kwarta padala” as mode for transfer of payment. To date, we have a total of 144 in our watch list where 92 are active and 52 are considered suspended file,” PDEA representative said. According to PDEA, in spite of problems encountered like lack of manpower, cooperation of elected officials, prosecution and custody of apprehended suspects and the witnesses, they have conducted eight anti-drug operations as the year 2011 ended resulting to 12 drug personalities arrested and eight cases file in court. With PIA report

Agsur province gets farm inputs AGUSAN del Sur––The Provincial Agriculture Office, recently, received farm inputs from Department Agriculture, as promised by Secretary Proceso Alcala during his visit in the province after the January and February 2011 floods that claimed several lives and millions of pesos worth of properties.


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Firefight between NPA, army rages in Bukidnon By CRIS DIAZ Associate Editor

CAMP Evangelista, C a g ay a n d e O ro City––Four army soldiers wounded as skirmishes between the mi litar y and communist rebels engaged in a running gun battle starting early morning Wednesday in the landlocked province of Bukidnon until last night, an army report said. Maj. Eugenio Julio Osias, IV, spokesman of the army’s 4th Infantry Division here, said the army soldiers of the 8th Infantry Battalion based in Maramag town suffered only slight wounds from a landmine during a pursuit. “They are out of danger,” Osias said. He said there are unconfirmed intelligence reports about casualties on the rebel side. “We (army) do not bite on this report until a body count is done,” Osias said. He said the military and the armed rebels were engaged in intermittent

Army soldiers in hot pursuit of armed rebels in Bukidnon. Intermittent firefight still rages until Wednesday night as rebels engaged in a running gun battle with government troopers. Photo supplied firefight as the army waged pursuit operations against the rebels who retreated when reinforcement arrived. Osias said about 30 armed rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) clad in military uniform manned a checkpoint and burned two passing banana cargo trucks in Sitio Siloo, Barangay Sinuda in Kitao-tao past 1:30 Wednesday morning.

The checkpoint has a signage with the Philippine Army’s logo, he said. The cargo trucks owned by Sumifru Corporation were bound to Davao City when waylaid by the armed group. Sumifru has a banana plantation in Bukidnon, Osias added. He said the rebels burned the banana cargo trucks for alleged failure of Sumifru

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Curfew imposed in ARMM’s compound COTABATO City––Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) caretaker Governor Mujiv Hataman implements curfew hours within the 22-hectare Shariff Kabunsuan Complex here, the provisional seat of the region’s government. The governor’s action came in the heels of Monday’s grenade attack in front of the Population Commission (PopCom) Region 12 office located at the eastern section of the complex. Though nobody was hurt in the attack, the grenade explosion shattered several glass windows of the PopCom 12 office and those of the nearby buildings. Authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the attack. “After 5:00 p.m. each day, those entering the compound would be subjected to full body search if they have lastminute transactions with the ARMM administration,” Hataman said. He added that ARMM security personnel would also conduct routine patrols within the compound during the duration of the 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. curfew. “Security entry stickers for vehicles and visitors’ identification cards are also being readied as added safety measures,” the governor said. Authorities foiled nearly a dozen bombing attempts inside the ARMM compound since the last quarter of 2011. Hataman took over the helm of the ARMM leadership as officer –in-charge on Dec. 22, 2011 upon orders of President Benigno Aquino III following the end of the term of office of incumbent regional officials on Sept. 30 of same year. The President moved for the postponement of elections in the ARMM last year on efforts to rid the region of political command votes instigated by powerful political clans in the region. (PNA)

to pay “revolutionary tax” to the rebels. According to Osias, soldiers from the army’s 8th Infantry Battalion arrived at the scene two hours later and engaged the rebels in a running gun battle until mid-day Wednesday. He said intermittent firefight continue to rage until Wednesday night as soldiers combed the hinterlands of Quezon, Bukidnon. “It was during hot pursuit that army soldiers ran a landmine in Quezon slightly wounding four soldiers,” Osias added. He said the Bukidnon encounter is the first major engagement between the military and armed rebels SURIGAO Norte – The town fiesta, was an enAegis-Asin concert at the tertainment –to-the-max in the province this year. culmination of the Dapa for some 3,000 spectators. Mayor Peter Ruaya said the other fiesta activities are motorcross and the Sinulog festival. He thanked Gov. Sol Matugas and Rep. Francisco Matugas for their unstinted support. (Jun Parada/Provl Info Center)

Aegis-Asin concert, a success

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

NOTICE OF HEARING

2. ACCOUNTANT Qualifications: 1. Certified Public Accountant; 2. Male or female; 3. Not more than 35 years old; 4. At least 3 years professional level experience in accounting; 5. Good in oral and written communications skills; 6. Computer literate and proficient with common Spreadsheet application; 7. Self-starter and can work with minimum supervision; Will help, if the applicant has the following knowledge and abilities: 1. Excellent in accounting theory, practice and procedures; 2. Knowledgeable with laws, rules, regulations and policies affecting financial management; 3. Analyze and interpret accounting & statistical data; 4. Prepare clear, concise reports and recommendations. INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATION AND RESUME TO: Mr. Severino V. Tabasuares, Jr. SVT & Associate Consultantancy No. 66 Aquarius St. Villa Ernesto Subdivision Cagayan de Oro City, or e-mail: stabasuares@yahoo.com MD: Jan 19 & 25, 2012

NO;2012-10-089

FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS PLACEMENTS CONTACT

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT service along the route ; Within Province of Bukidnon 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 January 25, 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 18th day of January, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012


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2012 Jr. NBA clinic in Oro to start today

existence. As stated some days ago, the assistance program of Kiwanis Division 4A, H.E.L.P. Inc. and Tanada Foundation will not end inadvertently here and now, but it will go on and on because other concerned entities, both local and international are

dynamically supportive to our drive. They have been rallying behind us to pursue our humanitarian undertakings. To that, we salute them––for they have synergized us to face and fortify difficulties and hindrances of the task that we assigned ourselves to reach

the grassroots of Sendong calamities. Over and above our preoccupations, we can not simply ignore , of course, the beaming smile and innocent laughter of the kids who resoundingly exclaimed, “Thank you !” as they saw us apportion the goods to all of them.

THE Misamis Oriental Provincial Government today announced that the 2012 Jr. NBA Clinic in Cagayan de Oro City originally scheduled for January 21-23, 2012 at the Xavier UniversityAteneo de Cagayan campus is pushing through at an earlier date and different venues. “We earlier informed Jr. NBA officials of our intent to postpone the event in deference to the recent Sendong disaster and needed to use what would have been our equity in the project for relief assistance,” said Gov. Oscar S. Moreno. “However, they offered to shoulder our counterpart equity and in addition, also conduct NBA Cares in some evacuation centers and affected areas.” The revised schedule will start on Thursday, January 19, 2012 with the 2012 Jr. NBA Coaches Clinic from 1-3PM with US-based NBA

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

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

Distribution of relief goods to Sendong victims at North City Central School in Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro. At right, Kiwanians committed to selfless service, from left Mr. Paul Borja, Dr. Ramon Nery, Mr. Rudy Seballos, Mr. Boy Marcoso, DSWD representative and Mr. Dindin Contreras.

Kiwanis division 4A’s distributes relief goods to Sendong victims By BERDITA G. BERDITA Contributor

TIRELESSLY, conscientiously and consistently, Kiwanis Division 4A, spearheaded by Lt. Gov. Dindin Contreras, Health, Education, Environment and Livelihood Program ( H.E.L.P.) Inc. led by its President Ben Contreras , and Tanada Foundation distributed relief items on January 7, 2011 to Sendong victims , who comprise 98 families with an average of four members each family, tantamounting to 392 recipients, and situated at North City Cental School, Puntod, Cagayan de Oro. The benevolent and selfless attitude to help of Paul Borja and Rudy Seballos, President and Vice President of Cagayan de Oro Kiwanis Club prevailed against the strong pouring of rain during that day. B or j a and S eb a l l o s worked in tandem with the rest of the officers and members in the persons of Boy Marcoso, P. ASPAC Chair, Dr. Monching Nery, TOFIL 2011 Awardee, Riel Jaraula and Ric, DSWD representative. The persistent downpour did not hamper the group to reach out and respond to the calls of sustainable Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NATIVIDAD M. LAGROSAS CASE NO;2012-10-0086 VENDOR (2010-10-1463) ROMEO L. TIOMALE-VENDEE Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT 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 January 25, 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 January, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

ALEXANDER BASONG VENDOR ROY P. MABAO-VENDEE

CASE NO;2012-10-0093 (2007-10-1952)

Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approvalof sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience and amendment of the line to operate PUJ service on the line;Patag-Carmen to Bulua Terminal (all in Cagayan de oro city)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 18th day of January, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

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

CASE NO;2012-10-0084 (2007-10-0310)

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 Libona, Bukidnon via Camp Phillips Terminal and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

JOSELITO SALMO Applicant/s

CASENO;2012-10-0094 (2007-10-0046)

ELIZABETH SUMABONG Applicant/s

CASE NO;2011-10-1866 (2006-101789)

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;cogon market to apovel –carmen –LKKS Center (all in Cagayan de oro city)and vice versa with the use of six(6)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 18th day of January, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Balubal V. Puerto/JR Borja Extension (all in Cagayan de oro city)and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 18th day of January, 2012.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City PAZ A. SACUPAYO CASE NO;2012-10-0076 VENDOR (2007-10-0062) ALBE L. DAGNIPA - 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;Mambajao to Catarman (all in Camiguin Province )and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

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Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

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

CASENO;2012-10-0073

RENE C. CANDELON Vendor NILO A. BERNAS- Vendee Applicant/s

CASE NO;2012-10-0088 (2007-10-0145)

Coach Martin Conlon, followed by basketball clinic for boys and girls 10-14 years old from 3-5PM at Basketball Clinic, ACSAT Gym, Max Suniel St. Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. This will be followed on Friday morning, January 20, 2012 with an NBA Cares activity at the Provl Capitol Park before flying back to Manila in the afternoon. NBA Cares is the league’s global community outreach initiative that addresses important social issues such as education, youth and family development, and health and wellness. The NBA and its teams support a range of programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children and families worldwide. As part of the league’s mission to demonstrate leadership in social responsibility, NBA Cares reaches Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

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JULIET SALILIO, et all CASENO;2012-10-0087 Vendor (2007-10-0110) ROGER L. GALARRITA- Vendee Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale & transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;cogon market to gusa /cugman (all in Cagayan de oro city)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012.

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 Malaybalay City via Kisolon- Impasug-ong (Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012.

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MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City GEWIL PETER C. ZAPANTA Applicant/s

CASENO;2012-10-0074 (2007-10-0454)

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CASENO;2012-10-0075 (2007-10-0060)

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APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operateTH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;within ozamis city and from said place to any point in the island of minadanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;Within Ozamis City and from said place to any point in the island of Mindanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate GT service on the line; Ozamis City to Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on January 25, 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 January, 2012.

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MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

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Mindanao Daily: Jan. 19, 2012

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Editor: NELSON V. CONSTANTINO , email: nelconstant@gmail.com

The real shortage PAMPANGA Archbishop Paciano Aniceto—and so did all other well-meaning citizens—was quick to react and register against the lawmaker who said “The countr y’s inordinately huge population growth rate threatens food security and aggravates the looming rice shortage.” To pinpoint the burgeoning population for the looming rice crisis is hilarious. Why? Has there suddenly been a freak of whatever that all the babies born in less than a year’s time have eaten all our rice to cause a phenomenal crisis? Impending though it was, but a year ago there were no talks of hoarding or of Malacañang having problems with the truth on the issue of rice. The population has always been the whipping boy, as if reducing the population will do the magic of moderating the greed of a few who always get the lion’s share. North Korea and some African countries have reduced their populations substantially—but their populace is hungry just the same. The equation

Guest editorial of less mouth equals more food is not only a myth, it is childish. The relativity of production and consumption is basic in economics—which is as true as one-plus-one-equals-two. But when both production and consumption become politicized, the fundamentals are changed, especially when politics like in the Philippines is defined by heavy tolls of corruption. Rice cartels like gambling become handmaids of political ends and maneuverings. But is there really a rice crisis? Malacañang says, there is none. And so says the Department of Agriculture. The militants and those on the other side of the political fence say there is. One thinks that even the very act of telling the truth or lies has become an instrumentality of politics. Indeed, there is not only a shortage of rice, but, worse, a shortage of objectivity. Truth to tell, the Philippines have been importing

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Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst want to be right!��� Our feelings and conscience are NOT always a good guide to show us what’s right and wrong. Since everyone one of us has the tendency to be self-centered in one way or another, we’ve damaged and confused our conscience. So we often tell ourselves that certain wrong things are right so we won’t feel guilty about doing them. A person can be very wrong even though he doesn’t feel wrong or guilty. For example: Adolph Hitler had 6 million Jews tortured and murdered just because of their race! But

he did not show any guilt for all the evil he did. Does that mean he was not guilty of all those wrongs, just because he didn’t feel guilty? Of course not! You and I can tell a small lie, cheat on our taxes, school exams or customs duty, or get away with a little stealing. But that does not mean it’s right, or that we will never be caught and punished. The fact is we’re still guilty of doing those wrong things, even if everybody else is doing it. So because we cannot

depend on our conscience or feelings every time, we need Jesus Christ to be our guide Who can clearly show us what’s right and wrong every day. Today, even though you have not felt very guilty, you now understand that you are guilty of living your own way. You know that you’ve done wrong things: wrong thoughts, words, and actions. Maybe they were even things you thought were not wrong because many other people do them. Yet the good news is Jesus Christ will still forgive you and start changing your life if you let Him. So why not ask Him to take full control of your life and help you start living His way every day? It’s the way you can finally have real peace in your conscience, and the satisfaction of living the right, successful way. Just Think a Minute.

‘Tupas Syndrome’

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OBVIOUSLY, the second day (yesterday) of the Corona impeachment trial demonstrated the incompetence of the prosecution in dealing with the case. To some, the prosecution only showed that the impeachment case they filed against Chief Justice Renato Corona was a mere compliance of P’noy’s personal caprices. It also behooves upon the many Cris Diaz that the prosecutors were simply interested of the case for a show. For instance, some accused Rep. Neil Tupas as nothing but publicity-hungry politician who could be planning to run for the Senate next year. But, it is most certain that Tupas is running for re-election in Congress next year. For Tupas, the impeachment was an effective vehicle to impress his “kasimanwa” (town’s mate) that he has done his job in Congress. And, that’s how Pinoys rate the accomplishments of their Congressmen. Unfortunately, there are characters in the like of Tupas in Cagayan de Oro, too. These people want to impress that they possessed better intelligence than the rest of the community. Impressed with their own fantasy, these people believed they have license to pass judgment on other people, too. Although this attitude is prevalent among politicians, some self-confessed independent individuals

and groups in our midst also demonstrated so called “Tupas Syndrome.” For instance, the filing of the case against incumbent City Mayor Vicente Emano with negligence and dereliction of duty at the Office of the President is nothing but a publicity stunt. Anyone in his right senses understands that the case against Emano was only a litany of sour griping. This observation cannot be farfetched since most of the complainants were, at one time or another, politically associated with Emano. There are others too who were dismally defeated when they ran in one too many electoral contest against Dongkoy Emano. Afraid that they maybe delegated to the sideline in the 2013 local elections, other upcoming politicians also want to carve their names this early. Thus, they want to float their names to attain, maybe, like what “Tupas” did. Yet, this early Tupas and his team of prosecutors had already shown the vulnerability of their impeach-Corona initiative. Tupas may not realize the insult suffered by Filipinos of their ineptitude. Now, one cannot but associate the impeach-Corona initiative to nothing but a personal display of aggrandizement by those in power. In some places, people are experiencing the same atmosphere where some individuals and groups are trying to influence the moral fiber of the community of their whims and caprices. The only difference is that Tupas and his conspirators are in power while those in the localities, people want to gain power at all costs under pretext of legal hodgepodge.

SC can invalidate impeachment––Ombudsman By ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, `children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky, as you hold firm to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain…” (Philippians 2:14-16, the Holy Bible). -oooUNPREPARED, OR NO EVIDENCE AT ALL? Here is something that many people do not understand: how come the congressmenprosecutors in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona appeared ever- ready to present their

Kakampi mo ang batas evidence before the media, and yet were totally unprepared for the Senate trial itself? Or, were they simply unprepared, or, they did not really have any evidence at all against the chief justice? -oooUNPREPAREDNESS NOT FUNNY: It would seem to many now that all that the congressmen-prosecutors wanted to do was to put pressure on Corona with all their disclosures of supposed wrong-doing, days before the impeachment trial started, evidently to compel him to resign. In short, the congressmen-pros ecutors were merely bluffing their way to the impeachment trial,

evidently in the hope that Corona would be bullied into resigning. Now that Corona called their bluff, however, the congressmen suddenly do not have their evidence ready? Surely, this is not funny. For President Aquino and Corona’s critics, I mean. -oooPROSECUTION TEAM TO BE REPLACED? I will not be surprised if, in the days to come, the leadership of the House of Representatives will feel compelled to replace its prosecuting team. Signs are a-plenty that the team is simply no match for the seasoned trial lawyers that Corona assembled for his defense. One glaring example of the present team’s lack of readiness and lack of standing viz-a-vis the de-

fense lawyers appeared on the very first day of the trial when, after the parties were directed to give their opening arguments, a private lawyer was called to argue for the congressmen. Indeed, as Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile may have been thinking, why should a private lawyer stand in place of the prosecutors? The private lawyer could argue better than the lawmakers, perhaps? -oooSC CAN INVALIDATE IMPEACHMENT: Corona’s critics and those wanting to see him ousted are arguing that the Supreme Court should not intervene in his on-going impeachment trial, because impeachment of an official like Corona represents the people’s will and INVALIDATE/p.10


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Invalidate From page 6 and intent, expressed through their duly-elected representatives in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. Is this a correct position? Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said no, this is not correct, in the decision she wrote for the Supreme Court when she was still a part of the tribunal, in the case “Francisco Jr. vs. Nagmamalasakit na mga Manananggol ng mga Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc.” G.R. No. 160261, November 10, 2003, setting aside arguments that “judicial review of impeachments undermines their finality and may lead to conflicts between Congress and the judiciary…”

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Carpio Morales, upholding the power of the Supreme Court to act against the House and Senate even over impeachment proceedings, wrote: “But did not the people also express their will when they instituted (various) safeguards (for the exercise of the power of impeachment) in the Constitution?” “This shows that the Constitution did not intend to leave the matter of impeachment to the sole discretion of Congress. Instead, it provided for certain well-defined limits, or in the language of Baker vs. Carr (369 US 186 [1962)]), `judicially discoverable standards’ for determining validity of the exercise of such discretion, through the power of judicial review,” Carpio Morales added.

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Clinic From page 5 communities through philanthropy, hands-on service and legacy projects. Since October 2005 when NBA Cares was launched, the league and teams have raised more than $165 million for charity, provided more than 1.7 million hours of hands-on service, and built more than 625 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world. Meantime, should you already wish to register, please contact the Office of the Governor, Misamis Provincial Capitol, Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City. Look for Ms. Suzette Gentallan, tel. no. (8822) 745-5283 or email sgentallan@yahoo.com.

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Shortage From page 6 rice for many years now. While we have the best rice institute and the most number of agricultural schools in the planet, ironically, the Philippines is one of the top rice importers in the whole world. By now, we should be exporting. But, why not so? Well, technocrats have volumes of answers and justifications. But maybe its simply because instead of thinking about farming, the country has been busy dreaming of a nationwide

LEO . Whether it’s personal or professional, there is no time LEO. to waste when it concern finances. The sooner you find out how the land lies, the sooner you will be able to stop a situation from reoccurring. VIRGO. When you try to judge what someone could do or say in a certain situation it could lead you to the wrong conclusion. Work through a situation step by step, but wait until you get all of the information before you proceed. LIBRA. Challenging moments are not for the weak at heart and usually you are able to turn confronting issues into winning scenarios. Do a quick evaluation of what needs to be done and swing into action before you get opposition. SCORPIO. Don’t block every minute of your calendar with things to do and people to see. Leave some space to say “yes” to what could be a once–in–a–lifetime invitation that promises to be worthwhile. You deserve the best life has to offer. SAGITTARIUS. There may be more information to come to light and may influence what you do next. With Mercury the planet of communication in your financial zone, what seemed confusing previously can make sense now. CAPRICORN. An inquiring mind can open a lot of avenues other people would hesitate to go down. The way to learn and gather information is to ask questions about anything and everything. Knowledge is power and in this case, it is you who has the power and influence to make your own decisions.

broadband internet connectivity and all its financial derivatives; instead of using fertilizers for the soil, we used them for the pockets; and so on and so forth.

Torch From page 1 to the rebel group thus they are harassing the companies. The provincial government of Bukidnon denounced such atrocities to the province’s agri-business operators. In last week’s surrender of three communist rebels to Governor Alex Calingasan, the governor literally lambasted those individuals posing as NPAs and extorted money from business owners. Calingasan said it af-

fected the economy of the province, causing some business entrpreneurs to withdraw because of such extortion activities.

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sundin ko ang rules ng SC (I am an employee of the SC and I need to follow the rules of the SC),” she said. In the end, however, Enrile told her: “Hindi request ito. Order ito (This is not a request. This is an order).” A report from Lira DalanginFernandez and Abigail Kwok of InterAksyon.com

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of Barangay Panganason for allowing the return of the miners in the high-risk mine sites. Uy also vowed to initiate an investigation into the incident. “I still have to verify the information provided me by Gov.Uy. But I will still ask the concerned provincial, town and barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils led by the concerned local chief executives to explain in writing why they should not be held liable for dereliction of duty,” Robredo said. The local police have mobilized search teams, including local miners, to conduct search and rescue of possible survivors in the gold-rich hinterland village which reportedly is hard to reach because

of its unfriendly terrain. its and events designed for (DILG/RJB/JCP-PIA NCR) toddlers to teenagers and to bring Japanese, Pacific Island and Indian cultures from page 2 to the festivities. festival for its host, the Tropical Rhythms, a PolyInternational Trade Center. nesian-style dance company There will be perfor- and a dance group from the mances from Chinese dance Anjali Center-Performing groups in Houston, as well Arts that features dances as a country-rock singer- of India and Pakistan will songwriter from Austin, perform. Texas, Lee said. “The dancers will also First in the lineup of fes- interact with the visitors, tivals will be The Children’s helping them to make paper Museum of Houston’s Lu- leis, cherry blossom greetnar New Year Bash on Jan. ing cards and origami, “ 21 featuring activities and Gaidi said. entertainment representThe Chinese Community ing pan-Asian cultures. The Center’s and International events will be sponsored by Trade Center’s 2012 Lunar the Asian Pacific Ameri- New Year’s Festival will both can Heritage Association be held the afternoon of Jan. in Houston. 28-29 at different southwest “We celebrate Lunar Houston locations. New Year which includes “The focus of our content the Chinese New Year and is is educational,”said Nine-min celebrated in different parts of Cheng, the Chinese ComAsian Culture during the first munity Center’s community new moon of the year,”said outreach director and prinBunmi Gaidi, museum arts cipal of the center’s Chinese educator. Language School, the largest Scheduled are traditional Chinese language school in Chinese puzzle and chop- the southern United States. sticks games at the museum’s The festival is expected ExxonMobil Math Cart, to include about 80 food, along with scientific explo- merchandise and children’s rations behind the making game booths and entertainof a hand-held paper dragon ment representing Chinese, or the colors inside Chinese Vietnamese, Korean, Pacific fireworks. But there also Island, Japanese and Thai will be multicultural exhib- cultures. (PNA/Xinhua)

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Pagasa warns of earthquake aftershocks Banning of yearbooks in schools proposed By RUTCHIE CABAHUG-AGUHOB

OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental––An earthquake of tectonic origin took place at 8:55:33 p.m., last night, and is expected to deliver aftershocks. According to the Earthquake Information No. 3, issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services

Administration (PAGASA) at 10:03 p.m., on January 17, 2012, the epicenter was located at 11:3 degrees North, 126.12 degrees East, 55 km. North, 54 degrees East of Mecedes, Easter Samar. Its depth of focus was 0.25 km., with a magnitude of 5.9 and reported to have the following strengths:

Intensity 5, in Sacedo, Borongan and Guian, Eastern Samar and Intensity 4, in Tacloban, Palo and Tolosa, Leyte, Catbalogan, Samar, Dolores and San. Policarpio, Eastern Samar. Intensity 3 at St. Bernard and Hinunangan, Southern Leyte and Catarman, Northern Samar, Intensity 2, in Naval, Biliran and Intensity 1, in Cebu City.

Meanwhile, PAGASA’s Public Weather Forecast issued at 5:00 a.m., yesterday, January 18, said the eastern sections of Luzon and the Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the East to Northeast with slight to moderate seas.

SP ON THE WATCH! The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Occidental joins Governor Hermie M. Ramiro during the Press Conference conducted after the groundbreaking and capsule laying of the P275 million twin projects ( Renovation of the 77 Years Old Provincial capitol and MOPAC Restoration of its main Grandstand with School Rooms (From the left). BM Richard Parojinong, BM Aurora Virginia Almonte, BM Lovely Lilet Yape, BM Edilma Bulawin, BM Zaldy Daminar, DepED Division Superintendent Jonathan Dela Pena, Governor Hermie Ramiro, BM Edwin Florida, BM Gerard Olegario III and far right BM Morpheus Agot. Photo by PJ Tremedal

KIDAPAWAN City––Due to so much financial burden on the part of poor parents and guardians, the vicemayor here has proposed the banning of yearbooks on all levels in all schools in this city. Vice Mayor Joseph Evangelista, chair of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, said payments for yearbooks are additional burden, thus, giving anxieties to parents when graduation comes. “Most of the parents, guardians, and even the students are worried as to how they would produce the money for the yearbook. And we’re not talking here of hundreds of pesos but thousands, which is quite big for poor and middle class families,” said Evangelista. Instead of hardbound yearbook, the vice-mayor proposed that an electronic copy of all the photographs of the graduates, faculty, and other school activities would be given for a fee to students as souvenir. The compiled photographs and activities can be downloaded from the main computer files to any storage data, according to the proposed ordinance. The e-copy, he explained, is a lot cheaper as compared to book-bound yearbook. Also, copies of the photos from the storage data can be printed anytime, anywhere. “They can just select the photos they like, print them, and keep them forever,” he said. Hermie Duga-Duga, one of the parents in one of the public schools here, said he agreed to the proposal saying that by banning the printing of yearbooks on all levels, the issue on corruption would be minimized. “We hear parents and students complain about the delay in the printing of the yearbooks. There were cases where the money intended for the yearbook was used by the teachers who were in-charge in the collection,” said Duga-Duga. philippine news agency

Misoc lawmakers to keep an eye on P275m projects By PJ TREMEDAL of Misoc news bureau

OROQUIETA City––Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan under Vice Governor Henry S. Oaminal vowed to monitor the reconstruction of the old capitol building of Misamis Occidental. The lawmakers said that while it is true that they have given Governor Hermie Ramiro the green light to enter into a loan with a financial institution, the reconstruction of dilapidated building must be carefully monitored for the sake of transparency. Board Member Mor-

pheus Agot, in the press conference after the groundbreaking and capsule laying ceremony, reiterated that to preserve the province’s cultural heritage, the provincial capitol facade must be retained as it has historical value for Misamisnons. For his part, Board Member Edwin Florida, the partymate of the governor from the second district, assured the group that the project underwent extensive planning during the first year of the Ramiro administration. “Even in the choice of financial institution, the

project has to go along with all government policies and processes to be able to be granted approval not only by the local government but to the national monetary board,” stressed Florida. Ramiro, when aske by the local media why the Philippine Veterans Bank was the one tapped to finance the P275-million projects, said that PVB has given the rightful and responsible package that the provincial government approved. She added the bank won the bidding in regard to P275-million funding needed by the provincial government for the reha-

bilitation and facelift of the 77-year-old capitol building, including the renovation of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Athletic Complex. Ramiro pointed that as approved by the national monetary board, particularly the Department of Budget and Management, Misamis Occidental has a borrowing capacity of onebillion and bankable enough to pay the PVB’s required six-percent interest and payable in 10 years period. Board Member Edilma Bulawin, who said that even she is not a partymate of the governor and served as a watchdog of this administra-

tion, said that for as long as the lady governor will do it with a sense of responsibity and transparency she would support the project. “This is really what Misamisnons are dreaming of, a good governance, more development, growth and progress for the province,” said Bulawin. Oaminal, who was not around because of his commitment with Senator Manny Villar during the groundbreaking, has sent messages of support to the project. However, an insider was quoted saying that, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan as

a legislative body has not disapproved a single request from the provincial governor for they know that the lady governor means business in dedicating all her program through the GO HERMIE Agenda for the people of Misamis Occidental. Other board members who were present said their piece, that they are all the way in supporting Ramiro but with a watchful smile in adhering good governance and transparency to make sure that the province’s seal of good housekeeping will be fully practise within their terms of office.


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