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FLASHFLOOD AFTERMATHS. Some 215 people or 43 families were displaced as floodwaters spawned by heavy rains overflowed the Agusan River and its tributaries and inundated Barangays Camayahan, Salvacion and Lemon, Butuan City on Sunday. Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. led a team to distribute relief goods to the victims in evacuation centers.

Calling woman ‘Salad oh’ irks Davao mayor By BEN D. ARCHE, Regional editor-Davao

DAVAO City––Numerous complaints from women being teased by the fastbecoming popular phrase “salad oh, init pa” have irked Mayor Sara DuterteCarpio here recently. Duterte urged women to report to the police when mocked with using the phrase. In a press briefing at the City Hall, the mayor wanted to put on the police blotter all incidents related to what she deemed as malicious words against women. The statement of Mayor Duterte came after a report that his father, Vice Mayor

Rodrigo Duterte denied of issuing an order to lockup all persons found to have spoken the words to women. However, the mayor claimed she has no idea on what case shall be filed against those who have uttered “salad oh, init pa” to a woman. Duterte said the people should evolve into higher SALAD/PAGE 9

WEATHER UPDATE INTERTROPICAL Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas. The western section of Northern Luzon, Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from southwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago wil be slight to moderate. SOURCE : PAGASA

PHOTO BY BEN ARCHE APPREHENSION of at least 16,777 pieces or 153,718.33 board feet of mixed Lauan and other lumbers with estimated value of P4.9 million by a joint team of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Manila, NBI Region 11, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 11 and the National AntiIllegal Logging Task Force in Sasa Port, Davao City on July 6, 2012.

Man stabs brother to death By PAT SAMONTE Regional editor-Caraga and JOEL PORTUGAL Correspondent

BUTUAN City––A 23-yearold man stabbed dead his drunk elder brother who attempted to burn their house in Barangay Sayon, Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur shortly after midnight on Tuesday. Authorities said the incident happened at around 12:05 when Eddie Bert Asuncion was trying to pacify his brother, Edgar, 36, who was “under the influence of liquor.” When Eddie Bert prevented Edgar from setting on fire their house and a chainsaw machine, the latter turned on the former instead. The ensuing fistfight prompted Eddie Bert to allegedly stab Edgar dead, police said. BROTHER/PAGE 9

Church worker slapped with ‘fabricated’ charges By RONALYN V. OLEA of Bulatlat.com

AN advocate against largescale destructive mining was detained and charged with common crimes. Agnes Mesina, 40, a lay worker of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines

(RMP) – Cagayan Valley, was arrested July 4 at a coffee shop in Tuguegarao City by elements of the Philippine National Police Region (PNP) 2 together with the Tuguegarao City PNP. The

arrest took place in the presence of ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. Antonio Tinio who, at that time, was meeting with Mesina along with organizers of the local chapter of ACT Teachers Party-List. They had just come from a consultation

with public school teachers. Mesina has been charged with frustrated murder of a certain Ernesto Belen, a barangay captain of Luga, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan. She was detained overnight at the Tuguegarao City CHARGES/PAGE 9

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NUJP-Davao upholds RMN-Davao media workers’ right to strike THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Davao City Chapter (NUJP-Davao) supports the strike launched by the employees of Radio Mindanao Network-Davao starting today, said Jessie Casalda, chairperson of NUJP-Davao. Casald said: “Faced with an employer heedless of its workers need of decent wages and benefits, the employees are left with no option but to strike, a bargaining act that is rightful under the constitution.” He said the employer’s callousness to the wage demands of colleagues which are a pittance compared to the profit earned by the company deserves a damning action, no less. He added: “Refusing to go to work until their demands are answered is but a fitting response of the workers to remind

the company that they are after all, the spokes that keep the radio business going, and churning in huge profits.” The employees wage and non-wage demands, if totaled would sum up to a measly P99,000 a month, in contrast to the P24 million that the RMN-Davao station earns monthly. “This strike came a long way. Starting with the dismissal of the former station manager and the sacking of two others in 2010, the RMN-Davao workers awoke to the threat of one day losing their jobs if they were not going to fight for it. So they turned to collective action to gain a leverage to bargain with the management following the spate of dismissals. Thus forming a union, a constitutional recourse to be able to defend their jobs and advance their basic rights,” said Casalda. Following the establishment of the union, the RMN Davao workers were able to commence a negotiation for a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) last year. It was timely because the searing price of commodities as a result of oil price hikes had already pushed the wages further

down. The employees could not live anymore with a measly P8,000 per month. CBA negotiations however, failed after eight sittings. The management refused to grant any wage increase. The two parties settled on a Voluntary Arbitration scheme, inking a Memorandum of Agreement which stated that union members will be given a lump sum. The MOA stated that the management and the union will begin to negotiate on the wage increase, rice subsidy, meal allowance starting May this year. But the management did not comply with the agreement. Demands for decent wages cannot be put on hold, especially not with RMN doing good business, raking in huge profits. A decent wage is paramount to the media worker’s well-being. Corollary to this is a condition for a free press. “The demands of our colleagues at RMN Davao are just. They are basic human rights,” said Casalda adding, “in support of our colleagues, we say once more that there can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of fear, poverty or corruption.”

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PHOTO BY BEN D. ARCHE THE multi-million sports facility and business center named as the Davao del Sur Coliseum within the more than 10-hectare recreation complex in Barangay Matti, Digos City fronting the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) building and the provincial capitol of Davao del Sur. This coliseum had already hosted at least three PBA games including this year’s X-Factor selection of contestants from Southern Mindanao regions.

Drive against illegal gun making starts in Davsur By BEN D. ARCHE, Regional editor-Davao

DIGOS City––Police authorities have renewed its campaign against unlawful gun manufacturing in some parts of Davao del Sur, specifically in the municipality of Sta. Cruz in the first district of the province. The revived police operation resulted to the discovery of a gun makeshift factory in Sitio Kawit at Barangay Zone 2 of Sta. Cruz town. Reports from the Davao

del Sur Provincial Police Office (DSPPO) said operatives of Sta. Cruz Police and elements of the Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (IB) raided the gun manufacturing facility early evening the other day. Recovered from the plant were gun assembly tools, several parts of caliber .38 revolver and .45 pistols, gun-making manuals, acetylene and welding machines, and other molding tools.

No suspects were reportedly arrested during the assault. Reports said the suspects were able to flee before the arrival of the raiding police officers and soldiers. At least three gunsmiths are operating in the said municipality, the police said. Police revealed they have already gathered leads on the identity of individuals behind the gunsmith trade in the area.

Haguimitan, Apo nominated as Unesco World Heritage sites By BEN D. ARCHE Regional editor-Davao

DAVAO City––The American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) bared recently that two of the landmarks in Davao Region have been nominated to be included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites. ACC-Davao president Sonny Dizon said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City here that Mt. Haguimitan in Davao Oriental and Mt. Apo in Davao del Sur are now in the list of nominees for WH sites. There are at least 29 natural wonders in the country vying for inclusion in the WH sites including Mt. Haguimitan and Mt. Apo natural parks, Dizon said. The time these natural wonders are declared as WH sites, Dizon said there will be more initiatives and supports to come in to further conserve and preserve the

selected beautiful and rare wonders of nature. Dizon named Mt. Apo as “giver of life” which signifies abundance. “It (Mt. Apo) is like a sponge, without it, rains will be out of control,” he said, adding that the mountain could also avert flooding in surrounding lowland areas. UNESCO holds selection to the WH sites once for every three years with issues on biodiversity, social effects and threatened status as the decisive factors, the

ACC official said. Dizon also revealed that officials in Region 11 have already sent resolutions to the national office of UNESCO expressing their support to the nomination of Mt. Haguimitan and Mt. Apo. The ACC-Davao office has not yet received any announcement of schedule for the date of the final declaration of new heritage sites. Dizon however said the selection process is highly confidential.


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Sendong survivors get more assistance By GERRY L. GORIT Correspondent

MORE relief goods have poured in for the Typhoon S endong sur vivors inCagayan de Oro. This time the donors come from Saudi Arabia. With the coordination and assistance of Candy Darimbang, chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement Inc., and officers of the movement, the donated goods were given to families temporarily housed at the Tent City in barangay Lumbia. Darimbang said the donation comes from the Tau

Gamma Phi International Riyadh Council, represented by Joel Plumos, and Tau Gamma Phi Cagayan de Oro City Council relief operation led by engineer Mitchell Flores. The goods were turned over to the beneficiaries on July 5 through barangay Lumbia officer-in-charge and former barangay councilor Lesenio D. Beja. Consisting of brand new children’s school shoes, casual ladies footwear, clothes for children and adults, canned go o ds, noodle packs and bottled water, the aid was given to some 74 families.

Darimbang said the Higala Sa Katawhan Movement will continue giving goods to the Typhoon Sendong survivors as more aid is coursed through their group. She said this latest endeavor benefits the less attended households in the relocation area. Darimbang added that part of the Tau Gamma Phi’s relief goods was also given to the Typhoon Sendong survivors in Iligan City. “All this is for service to our brothers and sisters who were affected by the calamity,” she said.

PHOTO BY GERRY L. GORIT Ms. Candy Darimbang (second from left), chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement, joins the organizers of the 5th Lion’s Cup that benefited Sendong survivors in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities. The event was spearheaded by the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity.

NSO-10 to release family health survey starting today THE 2011 Family Health Survey (FHS) conducted by the National Statistics Office will be officially released this afternoon, July 12, 2012, during the Regional Data Dissemination of the results of the said survey at Chali Beach Resort and Convention Center, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City. The keynote speaker will be Hon Governor Oscar Moreno of Misamis Oriental. Moreover, paper discussants are Regional Director Psyche P. Paler of the Population

MS. KAGAY-AN 2012 CANDIDATES PRESS PRESENTATION SET. The City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro and N Hotel inks an agreement for the highly anticipated Press Presentation of the 12 Official candidates of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 scheduled next week. The candidates will be presented to the media as their first official public appearance. The Darling of the Press winner will be chosen from the Press Presentation. Ms. Gean Cesar, Co-Chair of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 and Chair of Ways and Means, together with CTB Finance Officer Linda Costales signs contract of agreement with N Hotel Sales Manager Ms. Amy Saniel. Ms. Kagay-an 2012 Coronation Night is scheduled on August 26, 2012. PRESS RELEASE

Ramadhan to begin this month By GERRY L. GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Ombra “Ogie” C. Gandamra said the holy month of Ramadhan will begin soon. Gandamra said if there is a moon sighting on July 18 then Ramadhan will commence the following day, but if the moon is not seen then it GANDAMRA will be on July 20 of the Last year Ramadhan Gregorian calendar. fell on August.

Muslims will be fasting during Ramadhan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this time Muslims do not eat and drink during the daylight hours of a day. An Islamic month is composed of 29 or 30 days. In the history of the religion, Ramadhan is the month during which the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed some 1,433 years ago.

Oil drilling more destructive to the environment than mining, says Sia CAGAYAN de Oro Councilor Juan Sia on Tuesday said oil drilling destroys the environment, far worse than mining. In his special report during the City Council regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, the councilor said mining has always been blamed for the destruction of the environment. However, he said the operation of mining is only

shallow compared to oil drilling. He said this is a global concern that should be looked into. The councilor said those who consider themselves as environmentalists should think seriously about this as it will bring about a major environmental problems. “If we want to live longer, stop oil drilling,” he stressed. Speaker Protempore Councilor Ramon Tabor said the report should be

transcribed and given to concerned national government agencies. He said local government should be guided on what legislations to enact to address this. According to the councilor, the public should also be informed about the matter. Acenas referred this to the committee on environment chaired by Councilor President Elipe for proper action.

Commission, Regional Director Aristides Concepcion Tan, CESO III of the Department of Health and Dr. Magdalena C. Cabaraban , Senior Research Associate of Research Institute in Mindandao Culture (RIMCU). Regional Director of National Statistics Office Region 10, Dr. Salvador A. Aves, CESO V, said that this activity aims to disseminate the final results of the survey which will include information on fertility, family planning practice, selected

maternal and child health, and other key health indicators in the country for the government’s inputs in assessing the progress of its programs on population and health. The participants will include health officers, population officers, representatives of National Government Agencies, representatives of Non Government Organizations, hospital personnel, academe, media, and other policy and decision makers in the region.

KALAHI-CIDSS PROJECT Office of the Barangay Community Project Management Committee Barangay: STA. RITA Municipality: CAGDIANAO Province: DINAGAT ISLANDS INVITATION TO BID Date: July 3, 2012 The community of Barangay STA. RITA has received assistance from the DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS Project. Funds come from the Loan from the World Bank/International Development Association (IDA) and from the Philippine Government. Interested bidders are requested to submit their offered price for the contract indicated below: Construction and completion of the works listed below: Name of Community Project: Construction of 100 Linear Meters Concrete Wharf Items No. SPL-1

Items of Work/ Description of Work SITE WORKS

505

GROUTED RIPRAP (CLASS A)

404

REINFORCING STEEL BARS

405 400

CU.M. KGS.

93.00

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FABRICATION OF CONCRETE PILES & PILE DRIVING (PILING)

72.00

L.M.

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SubTotal

DIRECT COST

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Material Testing

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Hand Tools

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Personal Protective Equipments

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Unit Cost

Total

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P Amount in Words:

We will only accept an offered price that is fixed and is not subject to any adjustment. Bid shall be valid for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of submission. Bidding documents may be obtained from the Barangay Treasurer in the Barangay Hall for free. A pre-bid conference will be held at the Barangay Hall on July 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the following forms: Cash, cashier’s check, certified check, manager’s check, bank draft or bank guarantee – 2 % of bid price. All bids must be received on July 26, 2012 at 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon and will be opened in public in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the following address: Kalahi-CIDSS: KKB Project Barangay SUB-Project Management Committee Barangay Hall Barangay STA. RITA, Municipality of CAGDIANAO Province of DINAGAT ISLANDS The community reserves the right to reject any bid or waive any defect or formality. The lowest calculated and responsive bid shall be used as the criterion in the selection of the contractor. The community will not reimburse any expenses related to the preparation of bids. (SGD) LEONORA BAGUINAON Chairperson, Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

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You pee, you pay? BANNING the collection of comfort room fees in commercial areas is laudable. A lawmaker has filed a bill to stop the collection of fees from any person who uses comfort rooms in commercial areas. What if a poor old lady wants to pee and she’s not allowed in bus stops and terminals because she has no P5.00? Will we let her do it in public instead? What a shame. The bill if it becomes a law is good because it will give the poor and underprivileged access to basic public services. Also, the bill seeks to stop the practice of owners of business establishments, particularly high-end malls (in other cities, thanks there’s none in Cagayan de Oro) of charging fees for the use of comfort rooms or toilets purportedly for the maintenance of these facilities. The declared policy of the State says: “The Constitution also promotes basic services to the underprivileged. Good infrastructure is a fundamental component in the proper delivery of basic social services and free and functional toilets are among them.” However, it is sad that a number of commercial establishments and even LGUS charge fees for the use of comfort rooms even in public places like bus terminals. This is contrary to constitutional provisions. Under the “Free Comfort Rooms Act of 2012,” no person or business establishment owner shall collect or solicit fees from any person for the use of comfort rooms within their premises. The bill penalizes violators with a fine of P10,000 for first time offenders and one year imprisonment or a fine of P20,000 for second time offenders. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the local government units (LGUs) are directed to administer and monitor the implementation of this Act. LET US SEE IF THIS WILL BE REALIZED soon. The government should realize that stopping these comfort room fees may still give solution to the shortage of public comfort rooms. It would also serve specific groups of people particularly persons with disabilities (PWD) and senior citizens. There is a shortage of free and good comfort rooms in the country. The country’s public school system for one has an estimated shortfall of more than 150,000 comfort rooms, which exposed schoolchildren to dengue and other diseases. A 2007 World Bank study on the economic impacts of sanitation in Southeast Asia, estimated that the Philippines loses approximately $9 billion a year because of poor sanitation. The study showed that 9.1 million Filipinos still went to the toilet in the open, relying on the streets or in the fields, while 15.2 million used public toilets. These problems can be sold if commercial establishments would be stopped from collecting comfort fees necessary. BUT an agency of the government should undertake the cleaning and maintenance of public comfort room and improve sanitation practices. Who knows, this may even help boost the local tourism industry. While pay toilets can be found around the world, they have lost their popularity particularly in the United States where a campaign by the Committee to End Pay Toilets in America (CEPTIA) resulted in laws against pay toilets being made in a number of cities and states in the mid-1970s due to loss of profits. In the Philippines, we should make a difference too––FREE TOILET MEANS GOOD GOVERNANCE.

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Missing the point THINK a minute. Rememb er the f irst people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903. They were so excited they sent an urgent telegram message to their sister which said: “First flight in history today! Hope to be home for Christmas.” Their sister rushed to the local newspaper with the message. The next day, the newspaper headline read: “Local Brothers to Be Home For Christmas.” Not one word was said about their flying! The newspaper editor had completely missed the point of the message: for the first time in the history of the world, human beings

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst could fly. Did you know another even bigger misunderstanding in history? It’s Christmas. How m a ny o f u s c e l e b r at e Christmas every year? Yet we keep missing the point. We still have not gotten the message and understand what it means. This is all the more surprising since the life of Jesus Christ is the turning point of all history. The world’s calendar is

based on His birth. No one in history has ever been announced hundreds of years before he was born. No one else ever died and was buried for 3 days, then brought Himself back to life. This is because no other man, religious teacher or prophet was God Himself. Only this one man Jesus Christ. “If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen God the Father, because I am God

the Son. And I will come again to judge this world and whomever has chosen not to believe me and ask for my gift of forgiveness and eternal life.” Friend, what we decide and do with Jesus Christ in this life now, decides what Jesus must do with us after we die. So I hope you now understand the point and meaning of Christmas. That God loves us so much, He humiliated Himself to become a human being named Jesus Christ and die for our sins, so we could be forgiven and free to start life all over again. Only this time, we’ll be living our Maker’s way, which is the right way that always works. The choice is yours. Just Think a Minute.

The advantage of limiting ore exportation REP. Rufus Rodriguez, Cagayan de Oro’s Second District, is against mining. However, mining is here to stay. Last week, Pres. Aquino signed Executive Order No. 79 creating the Mining Industry Coordinating Council. The council mandates ‘regulation of small scale-mining operations in the country and made them environmentally and socially accountable like large-scale mining Cris Diaz companies,’ too. The order also requires small-scale mining stakeholders to meet Environmental Impact Statement System. EO 79 also prohibits the use of mercury in small-scale mining. The signing and implementation of the E0 No. 79 was also to resolve confusion over RA 7076 and PD 1899 which governs mining regulations in the country. The Department of Justice, in an opinion dated June 27, 2011, clarified that PD 1899 has ‘no longer the effects of law.’ Since mining operations continues, there is a move in Congress for the Philippines to adopt a moratorium of exporting mineral ore to other countries, notably, China. The proponent argued that the moratorium should remain until the territorial dispute between China and

the Philippines is resolved. Ore is primary raw materials in the manufacture of steel, armaments, and other war materiel which the Philippines has large deposit. There are fears that unlimited export of ore by the Philippines would mean more armaments to China. A moratorium is sought to limit, if not, stop exportation of mineral ore to China. Rufus, however, is not buying the resolution. He said that at present the Philippines allow the export of ore to China. Banning ore to China is not a solution to the ongoing conflict between the Philippines and China. Rufus believes that prohibiting the export of ore to China would only exacerbate the Philippine-China relations. Doing so would also jeopardize China’s existing investment in the country affecting thousands of workers. We agree with Rufus. Somehow, there is a need to regulate export of mineral ore to other countries including China. To regulate means, we would only allow a certain amount of metric tons for export annually outside the country. The point is we have to protect our resources for future consumption. We believed that limiting our export of mineral ore would not strain any international relations. Certainly, other countries are doing the same. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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OVERSEAS migration movements by Filipinos are described to be mostly economic in nature. In an article titled “Statistics on Filipinos’ International Migration: Issues and Steps Towards Harmonizing the Data,” Opiniano (2007) wrote that “the Philippines is lucky for having a well-placed government structure that DANTE M. SUDARIA PUBLISHER facilitates the international movement of people, and ROSE MARY SUDARIA MƒÄƒ¦›Ù that statistics on Filipinos’ international migration is RUEL V. PELONE MELANIE RIVERA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A—ò›Ùã®Ý®Ä¦ fairly developed.” The article cited that gaps ALLAN M. MEDIANTE GUILLERMO ADE, JÙ. EXECUTIVE EDITOR PÙʗç‘ã®ÊÄ are expected from these, but the basic socio-economic JOE DEL PEURTO FELICILDA ALBERT MOLIT MANAGING EDITOR and demographic variables CIRCULATION of these international miCRIS DIAZ ASSOCIATE EDITOR gration statistics are spelled JUN ESCUADRO out. The author, however, RIZA O. ARES PAT SAMONTE stressed “that the general LIEZL A. DELOSO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ context is that international JOE PALABAO AL JACINTO migration is a phenomenon RENE MICHAEL BAÑOS R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ so difficult to track, that relies on multiple sources GERRY LEE GORIT P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ (both in the Philippines and ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. in host countries), and that URIEL C. QUILINGUING L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã is also a fairly new statisti-

When Statistics Speak Salvador A. Aves, Ph.D, DM cal arena to be developed by people in the fields of demography and statistics in the Philippines.” Addressing the emerging need, the National Statistics Office conducted the 2011 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF), which aims to derive national estimates on the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and the amount and mode of remittances, in cash and in kind, received by their families. This survey also provides information about the socio-economic characteristics of the OFWs. The SOF reported the total number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2011 which was estimated at 2.2 million. It jumped by 10 percent from the 2 million recorded in the previous year. Out of this number, overseas contract workers or those with existing work contracts comprised 95.3 percent of the total OFWs in 2011. It may be recalled that the term Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs was officially adopted under the Ramos Administration to give recognition to millions of Filipinos who sacrifice by working in other countries out of a desire to earn better wages. This later on

led to a new term balikbayanis - “the new breed of heroes who are said to be the source of economic stability and empowerment.” (De Leon,2008) What is the contribution of the OFWs to the Philippine economy? The SOF reported that the total remittance by OFWs during the period April to September 2011 was estimated at 156.3 billion pesos which was said to be higher than the previous years’ remittances posted at 141.2 billion pesos. Such remittances vary: some consisted of cash sent home (73.0 %), others were brought home (22.3 %), while the rest was remitted in kind (4.8%). NSO Administrator Carmelita N. Ericta said that other cash remittances were sent through door to door (6.2%), agencies or local offices (4.7%), friends or co-workers (0.5%) or through other means SLIGHTLY/PAGE 9


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TESDA to conduct NATCAC in Dipolog City By ALFONSO T. RUDA

DIPOLOG City - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is conducting the annual technical vocational education and training (TVET) Competency Assessment and Certification on July 9 - 20 and August 20 – 31, this year. Now, with no registration fee at all, the NATCAC is given to skilled workers, government and non-government workers, returning overseas Filipino workers, assessors and train-

ers of different schools in Zamboanga del Norte, said TESDA Provincial Director Nilda C. Espiritusanto. Qualifications or trade areas, include Driving NC II, Driving NC III, Electrical installation and Maintenance NC II, Electrical Installation NC III, Visual Graphics NC III, 2D Animation NC III, Housekeeping NC III, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Events Management NC III, Food and Beverage NV III, SMAW NC III, RAC Servicing NC II, Food Processing NC II, Aquaculture

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OROQUIETA City - There is a high demand for banana chips, among processed fruit products, in many parts of the world. According to Provincial Director Delia Ayano of the Department of Trade and Industry for Misamis Occidental, this development topped the discussions during the Banana Industry Stakeholders’ Forum in the

given a TESDA National Certificate, which is now one of the requirements for employment here and abroad. (JPA/ATR-PIA9, Zambo Norte/asf)

Kamayan sa Oro, recently. “Banana is considered one of the high value crops (HVC) of the province and is among those with high demand, either for fresh or processed,” she stated. During the forum, the participants were informed about these developments in the banana industry and how the DTI can help find resources and markets for the products. (PIO/PIA10, Mis. Occ. /asf)

NSO conducts surveys anew market. fecting family income and update the weights used in NSO-Caraga will expenditure levels the estimation of Consumer also conduct and patterns in Price Index (CPI); provide the nationthe Philip- inputs in the estimation wide 2012 pines; de- of the country’s poverty FIES, as termine threshold and incidence. rider the inAbout 800 items are to the c o m e included in the FIES quesLFS, d i s - tionnaire. The survey inb e i ng tribu- volves an interview of a t h e t i o n , national sample of about main levels 50,000 households. This source of liv- sample size is deemed sufof data ing and ficient to provide reliable on family spending estimates of income and income and p a t t e r n s , expenditure levels for each expenditures. and the de- region, including Caraga The 2012 FIES is gree of inequality region. (RER/NCLM-PIA13 the 16th survey on famamong families; provide Caraga/Villa S. Bayotas/ ily income and expenditure benchmark information to NSO-13/asf) conducted since 1957. FIES aims to gather data on family income, sources of income, family expenditure and related information af-

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Kissing After Wedding – This is not a case of public display of affection (PDA), but part of the mass wedding ceremony conducted by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano at Carmen Market during the Peopleto-People Program (PPP) at Barangay Carmen, very recently. (CIO PHOTO/ASF) Balik Tanaw sa Larong Pinoy - Computer games may have stolen the spotlight from old school Filipino games, but at Xavier Ecoville resettlement site for typhoon Sendong survivors, these young people are rediscovering the joys of playing Patintero, Sipa Bola, Takyan and other oldtime favorites. The Xavier Ecoville’s Education cluster just had the Balik Tanaw sa Larong Pinoy, a celebration of Pinoy games that embraced the Filipino identity. The games will run up to July 21. (XYLA MERCEDITA GUALBERTO/ASF)

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BUTUAN City - The National Statistics Office (NSO-Caraga) will conduct the July 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and the two rounds of the 2012 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES). The first round of the FIES will gather data on income and expenditure of families for the first semester, January 1 to June 30, 2012. A nationwide quarterly data gathering on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, the LFS aims to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor

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Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez of the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City speaks before the Committee on Civil Service during an Executive Session wherein he pushed for the approval of House Bill 5592 which provides for reforms to further protect and develop the nursing profession. HB 5592 was approved by the Committee because it would give protection, improvement and development to the nursing profession by instituting measures that will result in relevant and quality nursing practice, humane working conditions, better career prospects and a dignified existence for nurses to ensure high levels of wellness and well-being. Also in the photo are Rep. Julieta Cortuna, Rep. Mariano Piamonte Jr., and Committee Chairman Rep Andres Salvacion Jr. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City RUEL D. BALOC Applicant/s

Case No; 2012-10-1233 2007-10-131 2008-10-1405

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience with consolidation of cases and conversion to operate PUJ SERVICE along the route ; Cogon Market to Apovel and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 10th day of July, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012

RANDY P. MONTEJO Applicant/s

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

Case No;2012-10-1231 (2007-10-1178)

CASE NO; 2012-10-1232 (2007-10-1652)

FE N. ABENDANO Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2012-10-1234 2007-10-1387

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity of Certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service along the route; Cogon Market to Apovel and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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, this10th day of July , 2012.

APPLICANT request authority For extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service Along the route;Cogon Market to Apovel and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 10th day of July, 2012.

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MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

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

Case No; 2012-10-1230 2007-10-1145

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 Zayas-Landfill (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 July 18, 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 10th day of July, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line ; Cagayan de Oro City to Santa Ana. Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 10th day of July, 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ELMER REBOLLOS –Vendor DECKIAM C. JUARIO –Vendee Applicant/s

CaseNo;2012-10-1229 (2007-10-1364)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of Certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service along the route; Cogon Market to Macanhan / Balongis (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 July 18, 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 10th day of July , 2012 MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012

BUTUAN City––DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje had pulled out his top key official in the National Greening Program Mario D. Mendoza to head the Regional Office of the DENR in Caraga Region replacing Regional Executive Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca. Mendoza who works as Assistant Secretary for Special Projects at the Office of Secretary Paje admitted that he has left several undone projects at the Central Office when he was ordered to assume his new assigned post at the DENR Caraga Region this week. In his acceptance remark, Mendoza said he will worked with the different organizations to implement new strategies to uplift the economic condition of the people in the upland barangays. He, however, clarified that their mission is Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ARK TRANSPORT CASE NO; 2012-10-1217 Rep:JACHOB A. RASUMAN Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate UV EXPRESS Service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Marawi City via Iligan City and vice versa with the use of Ten (10)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 9th day of July, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012

MDN: July 12, 2012

NOTICE OF HEARING

MDN: July 12, 2012

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

NOTICE OF HEARING

MDN: July 12, 2012

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

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

PHOTO BY ERIC GALLEGO TURNOVER RITES. Outgoing Regional Executive Director of DENR 13 Leonardo R. Sibbaluca (left) turns over the symbolic key of responsibility to the incoming RED Marlo D. Mendoza at a simple ceremony held Thursday at the DENR Training Center in Barangay Ambago, Butuan City. Mendoza says he will work closely with the various organizations in Caraga Region to promote the social program of President Benigno S. Aquino II on agri-business to improve the lives of the people in the countryside with less dependence on logging.

anchored on pushing the business in the uplands social reform agenda of where about 80 percent of President Benigno S. Aquino the people are dependent II through promoting agriDENR/PAGE 9 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROMIL P. ABAS Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2012-10-1223 (2006-10-841)

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority For extension of validity to operate TAXI Aircoditioned service on the line;Within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 17, 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 6th day of July, 2012.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate UV EXPRESS service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Marawi City via Iligan City and vice versa with the use of Ten (10)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 9th day of July, 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: July 12, 2012

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

FEL MYCHEL ABEJAR CASE NO; 2012-10-1220 Applicant/s (2007-10-2229)

ANGEL D. MUTIA –Vendor CASE NO; 2012-10-1222 JOEL E. MONTECILLO- Vendee (2007-10-1125) Applicant/s

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X 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 July 18, 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 9th day of July, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012

AMER M. TOMAWIS CASE NO; 2012-10-1216 Applicant/s

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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

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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

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB Service on the line;Kisolon to Maramag –Valencia City Malaybalay City via Impasug-ong (all in Bukidnon ) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 18, 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 9th day of July, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 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 AVELINO F. VALDEZ Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2012-10-1224 (2007-10-2038)

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line C2; Camp. Evangelista –Patag to Cogon Market via Liceo –Maharlika Bridge –Claro M. Recto (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 July 18, 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 9th day of July, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 12, 2012


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

Disability Prevention, Rehabilitation week ZAMBOANGA City––The 34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week will be observed on July 17-23 to stimulate public awareness on disability issues, and encourage citizens help uplift the conditions of the persons with dDisabilities (PWDs). Theme for this year is “Mainstreaming persons with Disabilities in Economic Development.” The aim is to promote the full employment of PWDs and to tackle barriers and gaps,

facilitate stakeholder’s cooperation, develop innovative approaches and support human rights-based initiatives for the economic development of the PWDs. In Zamboanga City, has come uprecently met to formulate plan of activities for the up-coming NDPR week celebration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as the lead-agency or the over-all administrator and coordinator of all activities to be undertaken.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Cabadbaran NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Mr. Marlon R. Piñon has filed with this Office a petition for change of her first name from MARLOU CONIE to MARLON in the birth certificate of Marlou Conie Racaza Piñon with Registry No. 171-s/61 who was born on March 16, 1961 at Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are Protacio Pepito D. Piñon and Lilian C. Racaza. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 19 July 2012. (Sgd.) MARIA JEAN M. CHEE City Civil Registrar MDN: July 5 & 12, 2012

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PMA lowers height requirements, now accepts third sex applicants THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA) said on Tuesday that it is lowering the height requirement for interested cadet applicants to a minimum five feet for both male and female. Maj. Gen. Nonato Alfredo Peralta, PMA superintendent, said ‘the lowering of the height requirement from five feet, four inches for male and five feet, two inches for female is expected to bring about an increase in the number of applicants.’ Peralta also said that members of the third sex are allowed to enter the PMA, provided they pass all the requirements, as long they follow the code of conduct being imposed on all entrants. This means that they are not allowed to cross-dress and make advances to their

fellow cadets, he said. According to Peralta, the changes in the minimum height requirement came about when it was observed during the conduct of limited physical examination in different test centers that many applicants were denied the chance to go through the first phase of the selection process, solely for the reason of not meeting the height requirement. ‘Wit h t he pre v i ou s height requirement, many Filipino youth, who have the good educational background and are physically fit, are disenfranchised from the opportunity of being able to take the entrance examination,’ he said. The PMA Cadetship Application form will be distributed nationwide and it can also be downloaded from the PMA official web-

By MIRIAM FE JACINTO

PAGADIAN City––The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office has warned against business scams proliferating in the city.

Provincial Director Ma. Socorro M. Atay said DTIZDS advises the public to beware of scams such as pyramid scams, sales scams, text scams and other similar modus operandi. Scammers are very convincing that

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the scheduled examination date which is on Aug. 26. PMA entrance tests will be held in 37 testing centers nationwide. The entrance examination covers algebra and geometry, grammar and composition, reading comprehension, verbal and numerical reasoning and pattern analysis. All cadets of PMA are granted full scholarship receiving salary and allowances while studying for four years earning a degree of bachelor of science and a chance to study abroad after graduation. Also after graduation from the academy, cadets are directly commissioned as regular officers in the AFP, joining any of the three branches of service of their choice -- the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force.

one gets carried away with their glib talk. Here are some lines that one should watch out for: 1. “Your profit is guaranteed.” 2. “It’s an amazingly high rate of return.” 3. “There’s no risk.” 4. “You are stupid if you let this opportunity pass.” 5. “This offer is only available today.” 6. “I’ll get you the paper work later.” 7. “Just make your check

out to me.” or 8. “Just deposit your money in this account.” Ms. Atay said these lines are sure signs of a scam. One should then be cautious of these type of messages. Best to ignore them, she said. “We should always be firm in saying “no” and never be persuaded with the smooth talk of these people. Remember that anything that seems or sounds too good to be true usually is.” SCAMS/PAGE 9

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Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION COUNCIL

DOH ACCREDITED TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION FACILITY

HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD

Accreditation No. DATRC-10004-04-P 972 F Luminarias St., Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City Tel. No. (088) 857-7751 Cell No. 0922-853-1860; 0922-853-1859 e-mail add: cocoonfound@yahoo.com

Northern Mindanao Region (NMR)

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the VCDU Realty Corporation represented by Victor S. Uy, has filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board a Sworn Statement for the Alteration of Plan of Greenfields Subd. located at Casisang, Malaybalay City, that all papers in connection with the alteration of project are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application; and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of the proper fee.

MDN: May 22-June 23, 2012

CAGAYAN DE ORO MAIN BRANCH P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers – Kalambagohan Sts., Tel. # (08822) 727-829 * Telefax # (088) 856-1947 CAMIGUIN BRANCH B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 CORRALES BRANCH Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City DIVISORIA BRANCH AƩy. Erasmo B. Damasing Bldg., #61 Don A. Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 857-3631 LAPASAN BRANCH Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 231-6739a

site, http://www.pma.ph. Examinees must be natural born Filipino citizen, physically fit, single and never been married; must be at least 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on April 1 of the year following the date of examination; and a high school graduate. All interested and qualified applicants must complete the information in the application form and subsequently attach two copies of 2x2 ID picture, authenticated or National Statistic Office copy of birth certificate, and a certified true copy of High School Form 137. The form filled shall be mailed back with data to the Office of Cadet Admission, PMA, Fort Del Pilar 2602, Baguio City, not later than two weeks before

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Any person with valid objection to the said change of project name application may file his objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board-NMR, 4rd Fl. Dupoint Bldg., Akut-Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City, telephone nos. 72-14-66 and 856-5088 not later than five (5) days from the last date of publication. Cagayan de Oro City, May 29, 2012. FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS PLACEMENTS CONTACT

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form of being and not to a “salad.” The phrase originated from Cagayan de Oro City and popularized by a radio station here.

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The suspect turned himself in to authorities at 8:30 a.m. of the same day and is now confined at the Sta. Josefa police station.

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police station and was transferred to the Aparri Trial Court the next day. She was released after posting bail amounting to P20,000. “We believe that the action is devious and related to her public advocacy of people’s rights against mining operations and other developmental projects that destroy the environment and sources of livelihood of peasant folk in Cagayan Valley. In the past months, she helped form alliances of church people, farmers, youth, and professionals to intensify people’s anti-mining advocacy and campaigns in the region that prick the consciences of (the) powers that be,” leaders of various Church denominations said in a joint statement. Sr. Minela Alvarez of the Religious of the Good Shepherd in Isabela, Fr. Clarence Olat of the Episcopal Diocese of Santiago, Fr. Roderick Labog of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente-Diocese of Isabela, Fr. Candido Adriano, CssR of the Task Force dor the Orientation of Church Personnel Mission and Fr. Charly Ricafort, MI of the Task Force for Urban Conscientization signed the statement condemning the arrest of Mesina. The last two Church groups are mission partners of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP). Sr.M. Francis Añover,RSM, RMP national coordinator, described Mesina as a “trusted” lay co-worker of Sister Mela Alvarez, RGS, the RMPCagayan Valley coordinator. “Agnes tirelessly meets with priests, sisters and other lay workers including pastors and ministers of other faith beliefs in the region to express the concerns of the local communities regarding various projects such as the bioethanol, logging and mining,” Añover said. According to Añover, Mesina helped facilitate a meeting of bishops, priests, ministers and lay workers in Cagayan province last January that resulted in the release of a statement calling for the banning of large-scale mining in the province. A month after, Mesina attended another meeting of similar nature in Nueva Vizcaya. More than 800 trooped to the meeting and voiced their opposition to mining. In

that meeting, RMP said Bishop Ramon Villena “gave scathing remarks” against mining and also called for the banning of the activity in his Diocese. “The arrest of Agnes was meant to sow fear among the people in the attempt to plunder the rich mineral resources and displace resisting communities for large-scale mining operations. But we are not cowed by these state attempts to silence us, because as rural missionaries we will continue our mission in the face of harassment against our lay workers in Cagayan Valley who are just defending their land, their rights, and natural resources against imperialist plunder not just for themselves but for the future generations,” Añover said. In an interview, Nardy Sabino, secretary general of the Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) said the arrest of Mesina is pure harassment against a Church worker who is helping the poor, especially the peasants in Cagayan Valley. “As a Church worker, she amplifies the voice of the oppressed,” Sabino said. According to the Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Kamp), Mesina is “a long-time advocate for indigenous peoples rights, actively involved in campaigns against large-scale mining, logging and other environmental causes as well as human rights abuses.” “This is the state’s attempt to cut short Agnes’s contributions to the peoples movement, whom she had served for many years,” Piya Macliing Malayao, Kamp spokeswoman, said.

Mesina served as chairwoman of Kabataan para sa Tribung Pilipino (Katribu) during her college days, and continued her advocacy for peasants and indigenous peoples in various organizations in Manila and other provinces. Church leaders who signed the joined statement said that the trumped-up charge against Agnes Mesina “affirms the continuing state policy of political repression with its deceitful schemes to press charges against peace and justice advocates who they perceive to be ‘enemies of the state’ have not died down.” “As church people, we demand that the government end its policy and operational plans that give rise to human rights violations. And we continue to demand justice for all victims of human rights violations. The charge against Agnes Mesina must be dropped and public apology be made by the arresting authorities,” they said. The RMP called on President Benigno Aquino III to stop the vilification of our Church development workers and stop making fabricated cases against human rights defenders. PCPR’s Sabino said the filing of trumped up charges against Church workers is not new. During the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, two Church leaders were also charged with common crimes. Pastor Edwin Egar of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and Pastor Mel Abesamis of the United Methodist Church were among the 72 activists in Southern Tagalog who were

slapped with heinous crimes in 2008. The charges were recently dismissed. (http:// bulatlat.com)

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(16.8%). The largest total cash remittances amounting to 82.6 billion pesos were from OFWs working in Asia. She further said that about one in every three (32.7%) OFWs were laborers and unskilled workers. Around 15.5 percent worked as service workers and shop and market sales workers. OFWs who worked as plant and machine operators and assemblers comprised 13.6 percent, trade and related workers, 12.8 percent, and professionals, 10.6 percent. As indicated in NSO’s report, it appeared that” Saudi Arabia continued to be the leading destination of OFWs with 22.6 percent of the total OFWs working in this country during the period April to September 2011. The other countries in Asia which were popular destinations of OFWs were United Arab Emirates (14.6%), Qatar (6.9%), Singapore (6.3%) and Hong Kong (5.3%).” The report further shows that “the biggest number of OFWs came from CALABARZON, Central Luzon and NCR with 16.5 percent, 14.3 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively of the total OFWs originating from these regions. Altogether, OFWs from these three regions comprised almost 43.3 percent of the total OFWs. Meanwhile, Caraga registered the smallest percent share of total OFWs at 1.6 percent.” Thus, how does Northern Mindanao rate in the

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number and percentage distribution of overseas Filipino workers by region of origin and place of work abroad? Data show that in 2011 Northern Mindanao posted a 3.5 % of the total OFW originating from this region. It increased slightly from 3.0 % in 2010, which is very far behind compared to 16.5 % of CALABARZON and even from that of Western Visayas (8.5 %).Such figures are similarly situated with the Social Climate report by Mahar Mangahas (first posted 03/25/2011) that OFW families are slightly over-represented in Metro Manila (15.3 percent), the Balance of Luzon (15.3 percent), and the Visayas (14.0 percent). They are underrepresented in Mindanao (9.0 percent).” Given this set of data, one can give a number of implications- be it social or economic. However, in the framework of the Global Pinoy (De Leon,2008), it illustrates that the modern Juan de la Cruz has empowered himself to broaden his horizons as he competes with the citizens of the world.

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on forest for a living. ‘We will function as technical support to the antiillegal logging operations being undertaken by the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force Kalikasan headed by Executive Director Renato Miranda, a retired General of the Philippine Marines,’ Mendoza said. In his farewell statement, RED Sibbaluca said his 18-months stint in Caraga Region have been challenging.

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He said he had put his “best foot forward” in pursuing the anti-illegal logging operations even in critical areas such as the rebel-infested mountain forest at the boundary of Loreto, Agusan del Sur and Melale, Compostela Valley Province . “We have cheated death several times when we dared to penetrate in critical forest area to extract the heavy equipment at the height of our operations and these experiences will serve as my inspirations wherever the Secretary may please to assign me” he said. Sibbaluca expressed his sincere thanks to the employees of the DENR 13 for their support. Mendoza finished his Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1985 at the University of the Philippines. He obtained his Master in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 1993. He is a faculty member of the Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB. He served as Director of Forest Management Bureau, DENR from 2009 to 2010 where he was elevated to Assistant Secretary of Special Projects. ERIC F. GALLEGO

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SPORTS

Editor: CRIS DIAZ, Email: crisguardian@yahoo.com

Serena bags 2012 Wimbledon crown in London 2012 Olympic ‘IT’S AWESOME,’ tennis superstar Serena Williams quipped after winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title championship crown at London Olympics. ‘I wanted to win here so badly,’ she said, just an hour after she became Wimbledon champion 2012. ‘Winning is so amazing. Each title is special but this is super-special because it’s a huge comeback for me. Oh my gosh, I still can’t believe I was able to come through and win my seven matches.’ Think on this... Serena Williams began amassing Grand Slam titles in the last century, when Bill Clinton was still in the White House and Prince William was a schoolboy. Now, as an old lady approaching 31, she has 14 Grand Slam titles. She just keeps coming back. Every time it seems her salad days must be over, she roars right back and wins again. Two years ago Serena had a career-threatening foot injury. Soon after that it was her life that was at stake, when she suffered a pulmonary embolism. Neither could stop her. Here she is again, raising the Venus Rosewater Dish above her head and literally jumping for joy.

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Pacman should stay more focused in next fight By EDDIE G. ALINEA of Philippine News Agency

Serena Williams gets a hug from his father after winning the Wimbledon singles title at the London Olypimcs against the backdrop of onlookers as sister Venus looks on. Photo supplied

‘I have definitely had some lows,’ she acknowledged. ‘There was one time when I was lying on my couch, and I didn’t leave it for two whole days. I couldn’t take any more. I had endured enough. I was just so tired. I had a tube, a drain, in my stomach. Right before that I had the blood clot, and lung problems, and two foot surgeries. It was a lot, and I felt I hadn’t done anything to bring that on. It was the lowest of the lows. But I didn’t just stay there. I got up, and I got started.

That’s what you have to do sometimes.’ Six weeks ago she arrived at Roland Garros as one of the joint favourites, and instead in the first round unthinkably she lost from a winning position to the world No.111 Virginie Razzano. “The French was so disappointing because I did so well in the run-up,” she recalled. “I was undefeated on clay and had a lot of confidence. When I lost that, it really got me down.” But she didn’t stay down.

Like before, she got up, and got started again. And then in this 2012 Wimbledon final, she found herself in much the same place – with victory slipping away from her after she was a set and a break up. It could have happened. Serena Williams made victory happen. And that is extraordinary. At the right time in the third set, she held serve not just to love but with four straight aces, shunting her juggernaut of a game towards triumph. WITH KATE BATTERSBY

WHOEVER dethroned WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao fights next, his chief trainer Freddie Roach wants his Filipino pupil to stay 100 percent focused in training. “Manny was a changed man when we pitched our training camp in Baguio in preparation for (Timothy) Bradley. All the distractions that marked his training before were gone,” Roach said in an interview inside his Wild Card Gym last Saturday. The recently Hall of Fame inductee was referring to Pacquiao’s doing away with his vices and nightlife, and even playing basketball and billiards right after his lackluster performance against Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez last year. “But I want him to be more focused. especially if his next fight will be against Bradley,” he stressed even as he expressed his preference for the Pacman to face the undefeated American who stripped him of his 147-pound crown in a questionable split decision last June 9. “Manny convincingly out-punched Bradley that night and I want him to prove that he, indeed, did,” the 51-year-old said. “The judges denied us of victory, but that’s water under the bridge now,” Roach said on the eve of his departure for Las Vegas to oversee Amir Khan’s final week of preparations for his next fight. Khan challenges light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay in the sin city. “If the final decision is for a rematch, then I want Manny to emerge the victor more impressively. And what I mean by more impressively is via a knockout,” he said rather emphatically. “He should decide the fight and not the judges. If the guy is down flat in the canvas, then there’ll be no reason for the judges to decide otherwise,” he said. Roach said there’s no plan to change strategy against Bradley even as he reiterated that the fighting Congressman from Sarangani fought the best fight since destroying Antonio Margarito for the latter’s light-middleweight plum in Dallas two years ago.

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