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Fake land titles jeopardize Iligan City water project By JHO PANTOJA

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LIGAN CITY – A P495-million water development project of this city is danger of jeopardy and may be undertaken in a snail-pace.

IThis after it was learned that the titles of the lands used for the said project are questionable and allegedly fake. The lands are owned by Brigido and Pura Licayan and others. However, the one who signed the agreement using the lands for the water project’s piping was another person in the name of Anthony Bryan Sy. Sy, according to an initial probe has submitted fake land titles to the city government showing his spurious ownership of the questioned lands.

On June 18, 2007, a written protest was filed by Pura V. Licayan and Brigido V. Licayan against Free Patent No. 103504-05 234 and 103504-05-235 which were in the name of Anthony Bryan Sy, covering Lot Nos. 4696-E and 4696-D, of CSd12-008976. The protest was duly indorsed by CENRO Mamacaya M. Lucman for investigation. The investigation that followed was conducted by Forester Sacaruddin Magarang of the Provincial Environment and Natural FAKE/PAGE 7 POTENT FORCE. A group of senior citizens who called themselves the Wednesday Club graced the last and final State of the Province Address of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno last week at the Provincial Capitol grounds cheering excitedly when the Governor announced his decision to seek the mayoralty post in Cagayan de Oro in the 2013 elections.

Corruption at PCSO bared By ALLAN M.MEDIANTE

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Fire kills 2-year-old boy By BEN D. ARCHE

DIGOS City – A two-andhalf-year old boy was burned to death when a fire engulfed their house in Sitio Power, Barangay Tres de Mayo this city the other day. Police identified the victim as John Rey Torres. The victim’s mother, Nora Torres, 24 left her two sons for just a while to fetch water some 80 meters away

from their house. Although shaken by too much fear, the mother was still able to save her nineyear old son who was in deep sleep on a crib but failed to rescue the other boy. Nearby residents brought the charred body of the victim to the hospital where the attending physician pronounced the boy dead.. FIRE/PAGE 7

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is a hotbed of corruption. The condemnation was hurled at the Sweepstakes office after a study by lawmakers showed anomalies in the management of funds at the said office. Und e r R A 1 1 6 9 a s amended by BP 42, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is mandated as the principal government agency for raising and providing funds for health programs, medical assistance and services and charities of national character…, and shall have the authority … to engage in health and welfare-related investments, programs, projects…"

Insiders of said office relayed information and evidence relayed to Bayan Muna which showed that the previous PCSO administration was dismally and anomalously not faithful to its charter, violated COA rules, and could be charged with violation under the Anti-graft laws. An investigation conducted by Bayan Muna party-list, also showed that huge amounts that should have gone to the charity fund were diverted to perks, anomalous transactions and overpriced contracts in the guise of operating expenses depriving poor beneficiaries of the assistance that the PCSO is mandated to provide, according to Rep. Nilo Colmenares in his PCSO/PAGE 7


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METROBANK JOY AWARDS: SHAPING THE NATION THROUGH POWERFUL STORIES. True to its tradition of recognizing excellence and in celebration of its 50th year, the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) will once again award the best journalists from print, broadcast and online media for 2012. Via the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the Journalists of the Year (JOY) Awards, the MBFI has partnered with the Probe Media Foundation Inc. (PMFI) to administer the awards program that will include nomination, screening and judging a journalist's body of work for the last five years. "Metrobank has always been exposed in the sectors that are concerned with development. The media for one, have been very helpful," says Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, President of MBFI. In November 2001, Sheila Coronel, Dean Armando Malay and Jessica Soho became the first batch of awardees. In the photo are: MBFI Executive Director Nicanor L. Torres, Jr., MBFI Executive Vice President Elvira Ong Chan, MBFI President Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, PMFI Founder and Trustee Cheche Lazaro, PMFI Vice President Twing Macaraig, and PMFI Executive Director Yasmin Mapua-Tang.

SP to allot P418T as just compensation payments LOT owners whose properties were affected by city government projects will receive just compensation payments. The City Council during its regular session to be presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas this afternoon is set to allocate P418,000 for the purpose.

The properties were affected by the construction of 5th Bridge Kagay-an and access road located in Barangay Macasandig, the flyover in Barangay Carmen, the existing road going to Sto. Niño Lapasan, the 8.00M Wide Road from Kauswagan Highway to Pasil Road passing Villa Vicente located in Baran-

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FOR planning to increase the premium by 10.4 percent to 11 percent by the end of the year, SSS received flacks from lawmakers. Partylist Rep. Teddy C asiño and Rep. Neri Colmenares, authored of House Bill 4365, which seeks to treble the current SSS pension rates until no retiree should receive no less than P7,000 a month. This rate should make SSS more responsive to the basic necessities of pensioners, Casino said. “The SSS should first increase the pension of retirees before even talking of increasing the contributions. There should be no talk of increase unless

our bill is passed first kasi walang gustong magbayad ng mas malaki for the pittance that the members receive when they retire,” added Casiño. “As our research would show, the minimum SSS pension that a retiree receives at present is P1,200/ month. This is for someone who has worked at least ten years as a member of SSS and is in good standing. Meanwhile, a member of 20 years receives a measly P2,400/month. Ni hindi na ito sapat para mabuhay, considering that you can hardly buy anything for that amount of money in a month. Nakakaawa talaga ang mga pensioners,” said

the progressive lawmaker. “In our discussions with the SSS, they say that they do not have the funds to unilaterally raise pension benefits, from the P1,200.00/month minimum to the proposed P7,000.00/month. But there are billions (P8.5 Billion in 2010) in uncollected SSS contributions that should provide the ready answer. Imagine how many minimum wage earners would benefit from these billions. Add to that the proposed fines for erring companies (P10,000.00 for every P25,000.00 of unremitted contributions to SSS) and our retirees can have more dignity in living their waning years,” ended Casiño.

National leaders laud unity of Muslims and Christians in Lanao del Norte TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Many national leaders who came to witness the festivities during the 53rd Araw ng Lanao del Norte were impressed with the unity shown by the Muslims and Christians in this fastrising province. Most of the national personalities who came belong to the legislative branch of government. “Karamihan ng mga lugar sa Mindanao ay hindi umaasenso dahil sa kagulohan, away at bangayan sa pagitan ng mga relihiyon. Sana makita nila ang advantage at bentahi ng pagkaka-isa tulad ng meron kayo dito sa Lanao del Norte”, Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero said. Senator Escudero was guest speaker of the Charter Day culmination program held last July 4, 2012 at the cavernous Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) gymnasium which was attended by more than 5,000 barangay officials from 21 municipalities of the province. During the civic parade, the participants were ecstatic to see thousands of flower petals fall from the sky as the Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade conducted flower dropping using their Cessna aircraft.

Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero was one of the many national leaders who joined in the two-week long celebration of Lanao del Norte’s Charter Day.

Another popular political figure who joined in the Charter Day celebration was Representative Cynthia Villar of Las Pinas who was also the guest speaker during Tourism Day on July 2. “I am very impressed with the facilities of Lanao del Norte. Napakaganda kasi naman talaga ng Lanao del Norte. Mindanao is really a nice place to see and Lanao del norte is one of those places”, admired Congresswoman Villar. In an interview with local media, Zambales Representative Ma. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay also expressed her admiration on the camaraderie between the biggest religious groups in

the province saying, “This is my first time here in Lanao del Norte, nakita ko napakapeaceful pala dito na kaya pong magsama ang mga Kristiyano at mga Muslim under one roof, at narinig ko nga po na kaya palang mag-jamming ng Muslim at Kristiyano”. For his part, former-Governor Robert “Ace” Barbers invited local and foreign tourists to visit Lanao del Norte and experience the province known as the ‘land of beauty and bounty’ and the ‘Motocross Capital of the Philippines’. “Pumunta kayo dito sa Lanao del Norte because this is a very safe place”, encouraged Barbers. VNL/PIO-LDN

City set to purchase 16-ha. lot for calamity victims- VYE “ANDAM ang kagamhanan sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro sa pag-pagula og pundo nga mobalor sa kuarenta

milyones (P40,000,000.00) aron ipalit sa kapin kon kulang dise sais (16) ektaryas nga luna diha sa barangay Pagatpat nga gipanag-iyahan sa pamilya Roa,” announced Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano in a press statement this week. According to the mayor, the lot will be used for the establishment of another resettlement site for calamity victims. Needed documents are being prepared for the pur-

pose, he added.“Ato nang gipadali karon ang paghikay sa gikinahanglang mga papeles ug dokumento, sanglit, miuyon na ang pamilyang Roa nga atong paliton sa tag-P250 kada metro kuadrado ang maong yuta aron gamiton isip dugang relocation site,” he said. The Power learned that the Habitat for Humanity Philippines has committed to construct 3,500 more houses in a lot provided by the city.


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DENR taps multi-sectors to thwart illegal logging BUTUAN CITY-The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has refreshed and revitalized the operations of the Port Integrated Clearance Office (PICO) and the Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Council (MSFPC) here. Newly appointed DENR head in Caraga Marlo D. Mendoza said the move is part of the DENR’s effort to strengthen the anti-illegal logging campaign in the region. The Regional MultiSector Forest Protection Council hopes to boost the anti-illegal logging campaign and eliminate public misconception about irregularities which are oftentimes taking place in the anti-illegal logging operations, Mendoza said. He said that in the absence of a clearance to

transport goods and other products from its office, the PCIO could confiscate a closed van cargo at the exit and entry ports throughout the country. Under the agreement, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), thru its Regional Offices and/or its appropriate offices, shall continue to issue clearance including transport permit for forestry and wildlife products, flora and fauna intended for loading on board domestic vessels. The agreement further stated that “when necessary, the concerned DENR Officer shall be present in the loading of forest and wildlife products, flora and fauna and other natural resources products at the port of loading to ensure strict monitoring and the implementation of Environ-

ment and Natural Resources laws, rules and regulations on such goods and cargoes. The MFPC was created in 1995 when the DENR sought assistance with the World Bank to finance the Environment and Natural Resources Sector Adjustment Loan (ENR-SECAL) which aimed forest protection and upland development. It was conceived with the Monitoring and Enforcement Component (MEC) of the program as a forest protection strategy. The number of MFPC grew to 64 in 1995 to 314 in 1999. Its members were initially selected from various government organizations, non-government organizations, the media, church, indigenous communities, local communities, local government units, academe, youth groups and civic groups. ERIC F. GALLEGO

Miss Sheenshe Awitin wins the second runner-up honor in the Miss Talisayan 2012 beauty pageant. At right is Ms. Bebeng Dumadag, chief of staff of the office of Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter M. Unabia, who awarded a cash gift to the candidate on behalf of the congressman. Ms. Dumadag is eyeing a seat in the provincial board PHOTO BY GERRY L. GORIT come 2015 elections.

Fire gobbles up oldest dep’t store in Cotabato COTABATO CITY- A fire of still unknown origin damaged undetermined amount of merchandise of one of the city’s oldest and most popular department stores Thursday night, authorities said. City fire marshall Adam Guiamad said the f ire broke out at about 7 p.m. near the main entrance of the three-storey grocery center along SK Pendatun

Avenue. “Nobody was hurt and the cost of damages was yet to be determined,” Guiamad said. He said fire firefighters were already at the scene within five minutes after the fire call. The headquarters of F i l ipi n o - C h i n e s e F i re Volunteer Brigade was located a block away from Superama and its fire truck

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Rep. Imelda Dimaporo of the 1st District of Lanao del Norte and DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob (both at the center) views the blueprint of the ARISP III project before the ground-breaking ceremony while other LGU and DAR officials look on. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

was first to arrive. Deborah Tan Abing, owner of the chain of Superama supermart and lives at the rooftop, said they were preparing for dinner when some employees alerted them about the fire. “When we proceeded where the thick smoke emanated, we were forced to move back otherwise we will be suffocated,” she said.

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CARP projects launched in Lanao Norte By RAS DATU

ILIGAN CITY - As part of the 76th Araw ng Kolambugan celebration, two CARP-funded projects reeled off on July 1 this year with government officials in attendance. These are the groundbreaking ceremony of the 7.2 km. farm-to-market road from Barangay Kulasihan to Barangay Palao in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte and the launching of the Kolambugan agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) products. DA R- 1 0 R e g i ona l Director Felix Aguhob said the farm-to-market road had been planned for sometime now and is finally realized with the launching. He said the project cost is estimated at PhP 30.5 M funded under the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project-Phase III. Congresswoman Imelda “Angging” Q. Di-

maporo of the Ist District of Lanao del Norte expressed her thanks and appreciation for the implementation of the project in Lanao del Norte saying it is a big help to the farmers in transporting their products to the markets. She asked the DAR officials to convey the gratitude of Lanao del Norte officials to the DAR Secretary for the intervention, as she assured DAR officials of the support of the Province of Lanao del Norte in its programs and projects. She also said that she would continue to help the farmer-beneficiaries through the congressional fund to uplift their living conditions. Kolambugan Mayor Bertrand Lumaque said the project had been long awaited by the people. Together with the officials of the barangays covered by the project, he expressed gratitude to the DAR officials for making their dreams come true.

OIC- Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Ibrahim L. Marmay said that the farmers are the direct beneficiaries of the project and he asked them to take good care of the project so they could maximize the use of the facilities for a longer period. The road project will benefit 513 agrarian reform beneficiaries in the area as well as the more than 2,000 households in the neighboring municipalities of Tangkal and Munai in Lanao del Norte. After the groundbreaking ceremony, the launching of the two ARBs products of Kalambuan ARC in Kolambugan namely, KOL Virgin Coconut Oil and KOL Coco Nectar Vinegar, immediately followed. These products are made possible with the active collaboration and support of the Kolambugan LGU, DTI and DAR to provide additional income to the ARBs.

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A Tricky Problem

Hocus pocus at PCSO Almost everyone knows that a medical indigent’s last recourse is to ask help from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. Why? Because this government office is mandated under the Constitution to be the provider of “funds for health programs, medical assistance and services and charities of national character.” It is therefore a big letdown that this government institution of charity are cutting down its budget on financial assistance. It has cut down indigent assistance to only P14,000 or even less. PCSO Chairman Margarita Juico reasoned out that OCSO is now in deep debt, and that PCSO has P329 million-worth of unpaid accounts because of assistance released through guarantee letter that exceeded the actual budget. Certain hospitals such as the Makati Medical Center and the National Kidney Transplant Institute to which PCSO owes P29 million and P19 million, respectively, have blacklisted the charity office due to the unpaid accounts. But why? PCSO earns P50-P80 million per day only from its Lotto ticket sales, A probe on the issue revealed that PCSO funds for charity were diverted to pay expensive media advertising which only a few Manila media outfits only enjoyed. Is it in deep debt because it overpriced contracts and perks of the PCSO board. It was also learned that “very rich” members of the PCSO board were given the control of disposing millions in PR fund. The Commission on Audit held that anomalous PCSO spending wasted too much money on advertisements and other perks. It is high time that Congress should now investigate deeper on whether these advertisements were shown at all. Worse, a lawmaker said the PR fund was even diverted to intelligence funds which the PCSO does not even need. Under RA 1169, savings from operations shall directly go to the charity fund and realigning the same is in violation of its charter. There is a need to shake down the PCSO Board. It should also be investigated why there seemed to be an anomaly on remittance of unclaimed prizes, such as the P600 million worth of unclaimed prizes in 20062008, to the charity fund. Congress must investigate why the remittance was delayed and whether these unclaimed prizes were again malversed by the PCSO board. A Congressional investigation is in order to probe these allegations of anomalies in the PCSO. The public needs an assurance that what is intended for charity should not be pocketed by corrupt public officials.

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THINK a minute. Have you ever stood by a fire when the smoke was so thick you almost thought you could grab it with your hands. But if you try, the smoke just disappears right through your fingers. It’s like that when we try to be humble. We grab for humility, but as soon as we think we’ve got it, it disappears like smoke through our fingers. You see, we trick ourselves when we start to think that we’re humble, because in our mind and heart we actually start feeling proud of ourselves that we’re humble. So you see, we’re still very proud. Our problem is the subtle, deceptive nature of pride. It makes us selfconscious, thinking about ourselves and how we good we are or look in front of

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst others. Our pride competes and compares ourselves with others. That’s why we get angry when someone treats us like we’re not important. Our pride makes us want to act and impress others with how humble we are, when inside we still think we’re more important than some people. This is also why many people want to become rich millionaires. You see, if everybody in the world had a million dollars, then not many people would really

want to be a millionaire because they would not be richer than anyone else. If everyone in the world had a high political position of respect and power, then not many people would want that kind of position because they would not be more respected and powerful than anyone else. Did you know that it is our pride which causes most of the problems in our life, whether it’s in our family, at work, school, or with friends and neighbors.

Our hidden, tricky pride is the reason we get hurt and angry at others. It’s also the reason we will not forgive them, but instead even try to hurt them back. So is there any hope for us? Can we ever start becoming genuinely honest and humble in our hearts? Yes, that’s the great news! God the Son humiliated Himself by becoming a human being to die and pay the penalty for our sinful pride which separates us from God. But He also will set us free from the power of our sinful pride. Jesus Christ will forgive you right now-if you ask Him. Then He will also give you His power and love, so you can start changing to become the truly humble, honest, and successful person He created you to be. Just Think a Minute.

Jungle survival JUNGLE Survival Course is one activity in Northern Mindanao that the tourism stake holders have not explored. With the many natural advantage of the forest and eco-parks surrounding the region, Misamis Oriental is a good location for this activity which could expose our region as an adventure movie location or students bivouac activities reminiscent of the old ROTC outings until it was replaced with the Civic Action Course as the new curriculum introduced by the Department of Education some 30 years back. It is interesting to note that the military as the next destination of the advanced ROTC corps have incorporated jungle survival activities in their training for Scout Rangers regiment which is a pre-requisite for

THE reality of LIFE is connectedness and disconnectedness as well. The fragmented life that we have needed to be connected to something greater than the fragment. Looking at man’s DANTE M. SUDARIA physical existence, man or PUBLISHER human being has to conROSE MARY SUDARIA nect himself to the air by MƒÄƒ¦›Ù breathing. And breathing RUEL V. PELONE MELANIE RIVERA the air makes man whole EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A—ò›Ùã®Ý®Ä¦ physically and to refuse to ALLAN M. MEDIANTE GUILLERMO ADE, JÙ. breath is to disintegrate. EXECUTIVE EDITOR PÙʗç‘ã®ÊÄ Although man uses air, he JOE DEL PEURTO FELICILDA ALBERT MOLIT cannot consume it, neither MANAGING EDITOR CIRCULATION can be posses it. Air is not CRIS DIAZ terminal with man’s death; ASSOCIATE EDITOR JUN ESCUADRO it outlasts man. RIZA O. ARES Man is more than physiPAT SAMONTE LIEZL A. DELOSO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ cal entity; he has moral, JOE PALABAO spiritual existence that must AL JACINTO RENE MICHAEL BAÑOS be connected to someone R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ greater than man’s total life. GERRY LEE GORIT He needs to connect himself P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. to the Absolute Spirit-God. URIEL C. QUILINGUING L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý Just as breathing is a E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã necessary connection to

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot soldiers to undergo and experience preparatory to their assignment in the remote hinterlands or in the enemy lairs in the jungle of Jolo or Basilan. While we do not encourage militarization of the young and the adventurous, we look at nature and natural landscapes as a good learning exposure for young people instilling in their minds as good steward of nature and guardian of the environment. Training young students for jungle survival course will enrich

their history and culture on how civilization has progressed. If not for the primitive ways of doing things, no modern technology can be achieved as it has always been the basis for new discoveries and milestones for improvement of technologies. Many indigenous tribes in Northern Mindanao have kept some best secrets to extract drinking water from plants. Bamboos are used to boil rice and bamboo friction can built fire with the use of moose and dry leaves

or twigs can trap chicken from the wilds. In our Boy Scout years, we were lucky to have participated in some peculiar and never say die camping. Building danger signs out of tree branches or smoke signals to relay persons in need of help were some of the greatest experience in our youth. In Subic Bay, Korean students and tourists are learning from the Aetas of Zambales, how to survive without the modern amenities of life. Many American Green Berets during the 25 years Vietnam War were trained by the natives of Zambales how to survive in the jungle. The rate of survival among those captured soldiers must have been great since many of those who were reported as Missing in Action turn QUIAMJOT/PAGE 7

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Louie P. Bucod the air for physical wholeness, so also praying is a necessary connection to God for spiritual wholeness. Breathing is not an option; neither is praying an option. Not to pray is to disconnect oneself from the power-line of God. “Without me you can do nothing.” Praying is an obligation and a privilege. It can be done alone in private, anywhere and anytime. But praying alone is not enough; it should be done together with the community of believers, in a sacred place like

the church. Air is anywhere, but in some places it is concentrated, in others, less. I believe that Christ’s presence is anywhere too, by His power of creation and by His Lordship over the universe. I am also sure that Christ’s presence is also concentrated in the very person who implements the righteousness of God. Christ’s presence is also concentrated in the community of believers when they assemble in His name to worship Him; He

assure us that, “Where two or three are gathered in His name, I am in the midst of them”. The strongest concentration of his presence is found in the Holy Eucharist. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him (Jn. 6:56). He who avails himself of this kind of presence is intimately connected to the divine wholeness. Congratulations! To Gov. Khalid Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte for leading the province towards the promotions of LIFE and Developments in all aspects of human life. And “kudos” PNP bordership, Mayor Noval and Vice Mayor Mansueto of LGU Tubod… Human na gyod ang PNP Building sa Tubod, lanao del Norte. God bless lanao del Norte.


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Consumer assembly held in Dipolog By FRANKLIN P. GUMAPON

DIPOLOG City - Representatives from different business establishments joined the consumer assembly, Monday, spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DRI) and the Dipolog Consumers’ Watch Group, Inc. Held to thresh issues

raised by consumers against certain ‘unscrupulous’ business establishments and utilities in the city, the assembly was a sequel to the consumer assembly also held here on June 8, this year. One of the concerns was the water supplied by the Dipolog City Water District (DCWD), which has been described dirty and rusty,

with so much chlorine. This particular point was responded to by DCWD Manager Pablito Paluca, who said that the water they are distributing is safe and whatever discoloring can be attributed to some of the deep wells that draw off water with high iron content. He added, DCWD is

now using chlorine dioxide, which is non-smelly and healthier for water treatment. In the same assembly, Smart Communications disclosed that the company is now upgrading its equipment to provide better signal and services to the people in the area. (JPA/FPG/PIAZamboanga del Norte)

PRO-13 vies for a national award BUTUAN City – The Police Regional Office for Caraga (PRO-13) is one of the three police regional offices in the country, selected by the national headquarters to compete in the search for the Best Regional Police Office for 2012. According to PSupt Martin M. Gamba, chief public information officer of PRO-13, basis for evaluation and validation, include performance, programs and accomplishments of police

offices, as of year, 2011. A team from Camp Crame, headed by Police Director Elpedio Z.de Asis Jr. of the field evaluation and validation (FEV) Office, is arriving today for the purpose. The award, P/Supt. Gamba said, will be given during the 111th PNP Anniversary in Camp Crame, Augus 8, this year. To be presented for evaluation and validation are the foiling of ‘rebel’

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attacks on Lianga, Surigao del Sur and Trento, Agusan del Sur police stations last year; improvement of police station facilities, augmentation of personnel, equipment, transportation, communications and trainings; efficiency of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Deep Reconnaissance Unit (DEU), K-9 Unit, Explosive and Ordinance Device (EOD) Unit ; and the Disaster Response Teams. The rapport, linkage,

support and joint cooperative endeavors with local government units and the community are also significantly strong, P/Supt. Gamba stated. The other qualifiers are the Police Regional Office 2, based in Camp Adduru, Alimanao, Tuguegarao City; and the Police Regional Office 6, is based in Camp Martin Delgado, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City. (NCLM/Noel B. Najarro/ PIA Caraga/asf)

City dad gets ‘honoris causa’ in humanities By JOCELYN P. ALVAREZ

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

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ZAMBOANGA City - The Western Mindanao State University has conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa) to Mayor Celso L. Lobregat. The conferment is pursuant to a Board of Regents resolution, making Lobregat the first recipient of an honorary degree from WMSU, under Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho’s presidency. Now serving his third term, Mayor Lobregat holds a Master in Business Administration degree from the prestigious Asian Institute of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Ateneo de Manila University. He once served as congressman of the city’s lone district for two terms. His mother, the late representative and Mayor Maria Clara L. Lobregat, was also conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Administration on September 30, 1994, under Dr. Erdulfo B. Fernando’s incumbency. (JPA/VL/CIO/PIA9-ZBST/ asf)

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Aquino asks Judicial and Bar Council to allow 401st Brigade Celebrates its 40th Founding Anniversary him to designate his JBC representative PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III has requested the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to allow him to designate his representative EXTRA-JUDICIAL AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SPOUSES ROGELIO L. CRUZ, who died on March 11, 2012 and ELSIE T. CRUZ, who died on June 16, 2012, respectively, at Libona, Bukidnon. That both spouses died without leaving any last will and testament nor any known debts; however ROGELIO L. CRUZ, died leaving a claim with the Social Security System (SSS), under SSS No. 08-0116449-1 with ELSIE T. CRUZ as his beneficiary when she was still alive; in like manner ELSIE T. CRUZ also left a Bank Deposit with the Philippine National Bank, Cagayan de Oro City Branch, in the amount of P26,000.00 as reflected in her Bank Book Account which was already returned to the bank; is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY in favor of INDEPENDENCIO, MAGDALINO, ROGER, RENATO, CONCORDIO, DENNIS, ARGIE, and AIREN, all surnamed CRUZ, except AIREN who is already married to DUNHILL ABRIOL, all of legal age and married, except Independencio, Roger and Argie, who are single, Filipino citizens and residents of Poblacion, Libona, Bukidnon, are the children of spouses ROGELIO L. CRUZ and ELSIE T. CRUZ. That the above named children are the only persons entitled to the SSS Claim and likewise to the Bank deposit; that herein heirs/children appoint, and constitute WENERVA TADEO CRUZ, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Poblacion, Libona, Bukidnon, to be ATTORNEY-IN-FAC, as per Doc. No. 371; Page No. 76; Book No. XXXI; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of MANOLO Z. TAGARDA, SR. MDN: JULY 11, 18, & 25, 2012

as a substitute for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in the Council in the selection process for the next Chief Justice. The Justice Secretary, as one of the nominees for the position of the Chief Justice, had to inhibit herself as an ex-officio member of the JBC. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda made the announcement during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Monday. Article VIII Section 8 (1) of the Constitution provides that the JBC should be composed of the Chief

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Justice as ex-officio chairman, the Secretary of Justice and a representative of the Congress as ex-officio members and four regular members composed of a representative of the Integrated Bar, a professor of law, a retired member of the Supreme Court, and a representative of the private sector. “ The nomination of Secretary of Justice Leila M. De Lima and her acceptance of this nomination similarly leaves the Council with no one to represent the President in the selection process for the next Chief Justice,” Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. in his July 13, 2012 letter to the JBC. “Thus, the President requests the gracious consent and kind consideration of the Council in his designation of a substitute for Secretary De Lima as His Excellency’s representative in the Council in the selection of the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Secretary of Justice is the sole alter ego and representative of the President in the Council, and her absence would do away with the equal representation of the Executive, Legislative

and the Judiciary in the Council intended by the Constitution,” Ochoa said in his three-page letter. “ The essence of the membership of the Secretar y of Justice in the Council is not because she is the Secretar y of Justice, but she is the alter ego of the President in the Council,” Ochoa said. “While it may be true that the President appoints ot her memb ers of t he Council—that is the rest, the representatives of the academe, the Integrated Bar, the retired Justices, and the private sector, these appointees are not alter-egos of the President and do not represent the Executive Branch,” Lacierda said, quoting Ochoa. “The Executive Branch is assured of representation only through the Secretary of Justice. Thus, whereas, in this instance the Secretary of Justice is herself one of the nominees and therefore has to inhibit herself, the executive branch will not have a representative in the council during the deliberations for the selection of the nominees for the Chief Justice,” Lacierda quoted Ochoa in his letter to the Judicial and Bar Council. (js)

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CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – The 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade of 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division celebrated its 40th Founding Anniversary at Barangay Awa, New Leyte, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur at 9:00 in the morning, today. This ye ar t heme is “Unity Team 401 Kabalikat sa Bayanihan para sa Kapayapaan, Kalikasan at Kaunlaran.” The celebration highlights the “Bayanihan Spirit” propagated by the unit in their coordination with the different stakeholders in bringing peace and development in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. The celebration started with the Flag Raising Ceremony as the unit’s way of renewing the allegiance of each individual soldier for more years of service to the Filipino people. It was followed by the Thanksgiving Mass and the Blessing of new renovated facilities as the unit’s simple way of giving back to the Lord the gratitude of guiding and keeping the members of the unit safe as they perform their mandated duty. Tree planting was also one of the highlight activities showing the dedication of the unit in caring for the environment. Other activities such as boodlefight, fun

games and fun bikes and social/fellowship completed the celebration. LGUs, LGAs and other personalities present during the celebration were Hon Alvin D Magdamit, Municipal Mayor of Prosperidad, Datu Capito Egua, Tribal Chieftain of Santa Erine, both of Agusan del Sur, Col Arthur G Afdal (Retired), Owner and Manager PHILSAGA Mining Company, Hon Felixberto S Orbistondo, Municipal Mayor of Barobo, Mr Edvil U Trillanes, Municipal Planning and Development Officer, Cantilan and Ms Ma. Lourdes C Martinez, MILGOO and Programming Manager, all of Surigao del Sur. The guest of honor and speaker of the celebration is Governor Adolph Edward G Plaza of the Province of Agusan del Sur who said, “Unity of all the stakeholders is necessary to achieve progress and development in the province and in the whole country. The differences in principles and ideology should not be fought in the battlefield, we may be different but if we would respect each other we would all achieve peace. I would like to thank 401st Brigade for bringing peace and development in Agusan BRIGADE/PAGE 7

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out alive when the war was over. Jungle survival course are also learning experience for corporate team building events. It harnessed creativity with fewer resources. It helps achieve company goals driven only by patience and cooperation. To survive in the corporate business one has to be familiar with the techniques in the jungle. Tourism is the involvement of many sectors. It does not start with familiarization tour and end with dinner hosting. It is everyone’s business to tap what is indigenous and Filipino in nature.

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del Sur.” COL ROMEO G GAN GSC (INF) PA, Commander, 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade said, “We will not be successful without the support of the LGUs, LGAs, other organization and the people of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur who had been our warm host. As the celebration’s theme message, our unit will be your committed partner in bringing peace and unity in this part of Mindanao. Kami ay inyong Kabalikat sa Bayanihan para sa Kapayapaan, Kalikasan at Kaunlaran.” MGen. Victor A Felix AFP, Commander, 4ID said, “I congratulate the 401st Bde and its Commander, Col Gan for leading the unit for another year of committed service. You and your unit made a very good job of setting the road for the IPSP “Bayanihan” as our tool of wining the peace in the area.”

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Reources of Lanao del Norte. A verification from records revealed that no single paper or records whatsoever has been found thereon with respect to the issuance of the questionable patents. The PENRO was inclined to believe that the signature of then PENR Officer Carlito P. Vertudez appearing on the front page of the questionable patents were not his own and genuine signature. Hence , the document appeared alsified and fabricated. Also the subdivision Plan of Lot No. 4696, Cad292 over Csd-12-008976 surveyed for Cristina De Paz-Tomo, et al has no record on file as well as in both offices of the DENR Region-10 and 12 in Cagayan de Oro City and Koronadal City. The PENRO Resolution over the investigation was issued last October 23, 2007. Records show that during its Regular Session, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iligan City on May 19, 2008 created a Resolution No. 08-300, authorizing City Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz to enter into and sign a Memorandum Of Agree-

ment with Mr. Anthony Sy, whose property at Abaga, Upper Tominobo Iligan City, will be affected by the development and expansion of the City’s Water supply system. On July 4, 2008 the Memorandum Of Agreement between City Mayor Lawrence Cruz and Anthony Sy was made. That, the First Party (City Government of Iligan) is undertaking a massive Water Development Project to improve the water supply system for the city which requires the installation of pipes from the source thru privately owned lands in Upper Tominobo to the National Highway, in accordance with a duly approved plan. The project traverses the land (now in question) which Anthony T. Sy, claimed as his properties. The lands are all situated at Upper Tominobo, Iligan City, known as Cadastral Lot No. 4696 and Cadastral Lot No. 4696-B, Csd-12-008976. Meanwhile, Lanao del Norte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ben-Ali B. Decampong , opined that “ since the spurious titles presented by Sy were contested within the prescribed one-year period, his office has the authority to review the same and it is within the power and authority of his Office, being the Office who issued the abovementioned titles, to effect and direct the cancellation of the same.” Under the circumstances, the Lanao Norte Penro directed the cancellation of Free Patent Nos. 103504-05234 and 103504-05-235 over lot Nos. 4696 and 4696-B, of Csd-12-008976 issued in the name of Anthony Bryan Sy, not only for being

dubious and, fabricated but also because they are nonexistent. The documents in question are declared Null and Void Ab-initio according to Decampong. The Office of the Registrar of Deeds in this City was also directed to cancel the alleged patents and titles in the name of Anthony Bryan Sy, in an Order issued last December 13, 2010 at Tubod Lanao del Norte The Geodetic Engineer of DENR-10, Esmeraldo D. Reyes also stood pat that he never signed any land title in the name of spouses Anthony and Caroline Sy and their sons Anthony Bryan V. Sy and Anthony Adam Sy.

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The mother also sustained 3rd degree burn in the arms and other parts of her body. Fire investigators said the victim’s mother used to build fire near her house to put its surrounding in smoke to get rid of mosquitoes. But the mother denied she was doing the same when the incident happened. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has yet to establish the motive of the fire but placed the damage on property to only P10,000.

2010, were surreptitiously spent on advertising and PR. “PCSO officials such as Dir. Manuel Garcia were later found to have asked at least 40% commission from advertising agencies that were given contracts under PCSO’s billion peso PR and advertising fund,” Colmenares added. Diversion of Funds The Bayan Muna findings also bared that PCSO diverted at least P150 Million pesos of the bloated PR Fund to “Intelligence and Confidential fund” before the 2010 elections, which was allegedly requested by then PCSO GM Rosario Uriarte and approved by then Pres. Gloria Arroyo. “ Not only is intelligence not a function of PCSO but the P150 Million savings should have accrued to the charity fund as provided under the PCSO charter.,” says Colmenares. PCSO also diverted at least 1.3 billion pesos in charity fund to the operating expense to pay for the documentary stamp tax. Despite this diversion, however, the previous PCSO board has failed to pay huge amounts of taxes substantially affecting the current PCSO

board’s financial capacity. Bayan Muna also identified other anomalous and corrupt practices by the PCSO which included Political Partisanship, Control of Lotto System; Overpricing of STL Machines; Anomalous Contracts, and Failing to Remit Unclaimed Prizes.. “The PCSO has been discriminatory in its assistance in favor of selected political personalities,” Colmenares stated. He urged Congress to investigate reports that the PCSO conducted medical missions during the presidential campaign in 2010 in support of candidates; Findings Other findings against PCSO, according to Colmenares, must be immediately investigated, such as: PCSO control of the lotto system- Report said that PCSO has lost relinquished control of the lotto system to the PGMC which leased the lotto machines to the PCSO. “This should include the reported brown out in the PGMC building during the last week of June 2010 putting in question the integrity of the draw during that period,” says Colmenares.

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The PCSO also forced STL op erators to buy overpriced hand held STL machines for P40,000.00 “when these machines only cost P 7,000.00 through an overpriced contract with the Korean firm UBICON. These STL operators should immediately file criminal and civil cases against the previous PCSO board for anomalously forcing them to purchase overpriced handheld STL machines,” Colmenares added. Anomalous contract on scratch-tickets which only gave PCSO 7.5% of the total gross sale in violation of the PCSO charter. Failure to remit unclaimed prizes, such as the P600 million worth of unclaimed prizes in 2006-2008, to the charity fund. Bayan Muna questioned why the remittance was delayed and whether these unclaimed prizes were again malversed by the PCSO board. PCSO entere d into anomalous contracts that are overpriced and grossly disadvantageous to the PCSO and the government. These anomalously priced contracts run into billions of pesos according to Colmenares.

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privileged speech at the House of Representatives early this week. The PCSO comingled the 30% charity fund with the funds for operations and prizes to mask this diversion of funds, said Colmenares. Other findings, according to Colmenares revealed that some P7.2 Billion during the period of 2001-

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‘Bazooka’ prepares for war, eyes world crown AJ “Bazooka” Banal is not letting the chance of a lifetime to become a world champion slip through his fingers again. Banal learned his bitter lesson four years ago in a 10th round knockout loss to Rafael Concepcion for the interim World Boxing Association super flyweight belt that slipped the world crown out of his hands. Now, the 23-year-old B anal is ‘hungr y’ and promised he would not let history repeat itself as he geared for war in the next fight although the date or venue of his world title fight with Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand remain AJ ‘Bazooka” Banal, right, is hungry for the world super flyweight crown in an undated indefinite. match against Pungluang Sor Singyu of Thailand come October. PHOTO SUPPLIED ”For now, everything has

been going well in AJ’s training camp for the world title fight. We only have a little adjustment because of the opponent. We are studying the opponent’s style, what his favorite punches are and his weaknesses,” ALA Gym head coach Edito Villamor said. Banal and Sor Singyu are fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organization bantamweight strap sometime in October. ALA Promotions is currently on a back-and-forth battle against top Thaibased promotion outfit One Songchai on where the fight should take place. ”We are working on the contract to be sent to One Songchai. Let’s just hope for

the best,” ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer said. “It’s really 50-50, but we did all we could to bring the fight here (Cebu),” he said. Aldeguer expects an answer from their Thai counterparts next week. Villamor has already mapped out who to use as Banal’s sparring partners to mimic the different qualities of the 24-year-old Thai, who holds an impressive 42-1 slate with 27 knockouts. Among the sparring mates Villamor has in mind are Michael Domingo and Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista to train him for power; Mark Bernaldez for speed; and Marjohn Yap and Roli Gasca for elusiveness.

sions were followed by an Open Forum to air different areas of concerns and address issues concerning their respective barangays. To culminate the activity, Certificates of Participation were awarded to all the attendees. AROGA-10 officers who served as Secretariat were RO Ray Marcos A. Waga, Phividec;

RO Nora M. Lupeba, DTI-10; RO Remina B. Occeña, DA-10; RO Rose Yparraguirre, NEDA-10; Atty. Imelda Marie B. Beltran, PGMOr; and the author, Charlita C. Ladera of DOT-10. Master of Ceremonies was Jonathan D. Piñeda, Associate Graft Investigation Officer I , Office of the Ombudsman, Cagayan de Oro City.

Seminar on Barangay Good Governance held By RO CHARLITA C. LADERA PRO, AROGA-10 and Res. Omb., DOT-10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Dubbed as Seminar on “Barangay Good Governance”, different schedules were being lined-up for all barangay local officials of Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental. All other Regions likewise conducted the same activity of this Joint Project of the Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao (OMB-MIN) and the Department of Interior & Local Government (DILG) in coordination with the Association of Resident Ombudsmen in Government Agencies (AROGA) of the area. At least two (2) batches in its initial implementation were recipients of the said event. The first batch was held last June 7, 2012 at Hotel Conchita which was participated in by the

different barangays of the following municipalities of Misamis Oriental: Opol, El Salvador, Alubijid, Tagoloan and Villanueva. While the second batch was held July 4, 2012 at Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City with barangay officials coming from Claveria, Jasaan, Laguindingan, Gitagum and Libertad. There were at least more than a hundred participants in attendance. The program started with an Invocation and the Singing of Philippine National Anthem. AROGA-10 President Atty. Imelda Marie B. Beltran gave her Welcome Remarks, followed by an Opening Message/s coming from Governor Oscar S. Moreno and Director Rene K. Burdeos of DILG Region-10, respectively. DILG Provincial Director Ponciano D. Caberte did the honors of introducing all the participants

by Municipality. Important Topics on “RA 6770 – OMB Powers and Functions”; “Common Offenses Involving Barangay Officials“; “Overview: Red Plate Campaign “ were given by Atty. Marco Anacleto P. Buena, Chief-Complaints Unit, OMB-MIN representing the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao, Hon. Humphrey T. Monteroso who was not able to come due to an equally important event; “Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA)” was thoroughly discussed by Atty. Ma. Gemma Teresa L. Gavine, Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I of OMB-CDO. Afternoon sessions tackled on: “RA 6713 – Norms of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees”; “Rules on Adjudication under the Ombudsman Act, Civil Service Law and the Local Government Code” which was delivered by

Assistant Ombudsman / Officer-InCharge, OMB-CDO Atty. Rodolfo M. Elman , CESO III . DILG Lecture on “Legal Issues Affecting Barangay Governance” was given by Atty. Anthony T. Bitor of DILG-Caraga for Barch 1, and Atty. Perseverando L. Araña, Jr. of DILG Region 10 for Batch 2. Morning and afternoon ses-

Rudolf Golez collaborates with world-class tenor August 10, 2012 will mark another cultural milestone in Cagayan de Oro City as its very own home-grown piano prodigy, Rudolf Pelaez Golez teams up with one of the most sought - after international Filipino tenors, Sal Malaki for a one - night special performance at Liceo U’s Rodelsa Hall. This collaboration brings together two of the best contemporary Filipino artists in the classical music world in breathtaking performances of popular Broadway hits and famous Italian arias plus renditions of well-loved Filipino classics. Some of the pieces to be featured in the concert which are sure to enthrall audiences include Some Enchanted Evening from the musical South Pacific; Puccini’s Nessun Dorma and I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady. Likewise highlighted are our very own Filipino classics such as Usahay, Lagi Kitang Naalala and Huling Pagsamo. Sal Malaki is currently based in the United States as a resident artist of the Los Angeles Opera Company, the 4th largest opera house. The LA Opera Company is under the general direction of world-renowned tenor and conductor Placido Domingo. Sal’s vast experiences in the classical music scene include performances in all-time favorite musicals such as Madama Butterfly, La Traviatta and Il Postino. Locally he appeared in Dr. Feliciano’s La Loba Negra, Felipe De Leon’s Noli Me Tangere and can be heard in the audio recording of Ryan Cayabyab’s operatic composition, Spoliarium. Sal is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Music in Diliman, Q.C. He Rudolf Golez obtained his music degrees both in Flute (Teacher’s Diploma), under Prof. Enrique Barcelo and Sal Malaki Voice (Bachelor of Music) under Professor and National Artist in Music Andrea O. Veneracion and Prof. Emeritus Fides Cuyugan-Asensio. Right after graduation, he was invited to join the faculty of the UP College of Music. He was also a voice instructor and head of the Voice Department of the St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. Sal was a member and tenor soloist of the UP Madrigal Singers before joining the Los Angeles Opera Company and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 1995. Rudolf Pelaez Golez is one of the country’s top classical virtuoso pianists. An international prizewinner, he studied with Prof. Seymour Lipkin of the Juilliard School in New York City. Recently, he performed in a series of concerts in Cebu, Manila and in the United States to critical acclaim. He performed with the Manila Symphony Orchestra at the Rodelsa Hall two years ago under the baton of Professor Arturo Molina. He is slated to perform in Moscow and St. Petersberg in October this year. Apart from concertizing, Rudolf has joined the faculty of the Graduate Schools of Music of the Cebu Normal University and the Philippine Women’s University in Manila, aside from serving as Vice President for Cultural Affairs of the Liceo de Cagayan University. Rudolf Golez and Sal Malaki Concert will be on August 10, 2012, 7:30PM at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, Rodolfo N. Pelaez Boulevard, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. Proceeds of the concert will go to Safer River Life Saver Foundation, Inc. For ticket inquiries call 8584093 to 95 local 109 or call/text 09173118973.

MINDANAO DAILY NEWS JULY 18,2012  

MINDANAO DAILY NEWS JULY 18,2012

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