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NCIP inaction nearly kills dozens of lumads By BUTCH D. ENERIO Correspondent

QUEZON, Bukidnon––Sensing that the National Commission on the Indigenous People ( NC I P ) d o e s n’ t care about them and their children, a group of lumads here decided to take over, by force, the ancestral land that the government had denied them for decades.

The group, belonging to the Manolo tribe, claimed the NCIP, the government agency that is supposedly tasked to look after their welfare, did not acted into their legitimate claim. The NCIP is indifferent, said the lumads as they accused the NCIP of allegedly colluding to landlords thus depriving them of their NCIP/PAGE 15

PHOTO BY BUTCH ENERIO TRIBAL PROTEST VS NCIP. Datu Timbangan Aduardo Salibo one of the Tamvilca leaders gestures in calling the local government to intervene and resolve the issue of the tribe against National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

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Aquino govt still no gain to speak By SONNY AFRICA, IBON executive director

THE Aquino administration asserts that “good governance leads to good economics” and points to rapid economic growth in the first quarter of 2012, supposedly looming investment-grade credit ratings, and even alleged creditor nation status. Yet while these indicators of supposedly sound macroeconomic and fiscal fundamentals are appealing to banks, credit rating agencies and investor groups, they do not reflect the reality of continuing problems for the economy and tens of millions of Filipinos. The administration is hard-pressed to provide similar glowing accounts of sustainable development on the ground because there are still no such gains to speak of. The reported high 6.4% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter is welcome but unfortunately empty and appears SPEAK/PAGE 15

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Libel v journo junked GENERAL Santos City–– The city prosecutor’s office here has recommended the dismissal of the P18 million libel case filed by a former official of the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) in Mindanao against a local journalist. In an eight-page resolution, state prosecutors Jose Blanza Jr. and Edilberto Jamora junked the libel case lodged by former PASG Mindanao head Mohamad “Bong” Aquia against freelance journalist Edwin Espejo for lack of probable cause. It was dated June 29 but a copy of the resolution was only obtained by the local media on Thursday through the Center for International Law (CenterLaw). Espejo writes for the Asian Correspondent and is a contributor at MindaNews, the online news portals that carried the story that was the basis of Aquia’s complaint. The same articles were used separately by world boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao to also sue Espejo for libel at the city prosecution’s office last March. LILBEL/PAGE 15


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LANAO del Sur Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Jr. belied reports that thousands of flying registrants have managed to slip to various precincts during the re-registration of voters in the province. Adiong said that flying registrants have to place in Lanao del Sur as he belied claims that even minors were allowed to register. He said that there is no truth about the report that minors from neighboring towns and provinces were allowed to register in the province as he called on the Commission on Elec-

tions (Comelec) to verify the veracity of the reported “flying registrants.” The governor is one of the advocates for the cleansing of voter’s list––and has been one of the strong supporters to “One Maranao, One Fingerprint, One Vote” campaign. He even lauded the Comelec for using the hightech biometric fingerprint scanners during the reregistration of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm). Adiong told Mindanao Daily News in an interview prior to the scheduled press

conference that the number of registered voters in the province has dramatically decreased by as much as 70 percent. From 304,049 old registered voters in the province’s first district, the number of new registrants only totalled to 225,050 or a difference of 78,999. There were 522,417 old registered voters in the second district and it has dropped by as much as 77.3 percent as the new registered voters only tallied at 403,830 or, a difference of 39,588. In Marawi City, there were only 43,540 newly

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registered voters or, 23,448 less than the old registered voters at 66,988.

THE Palace has commended government agencies responsible in implementing the electoral reforms in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It expressed high hopes the region will eventually attain progress and development through the good governance of leaders that have faithful and convincing mandate from the people. In a regular press conference in Malacañang on Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda extolled the Commission on Elections (Comelec), government troops and police for maintaining peace and order during the 10-day re-registration of voters in ARMM. Lacierda said: “Today marks the end of the voter re-registration by the Commission on Elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. “We commend the individuals and groups that came together and help ensure the success of

the reform initiative… most especially our uniformed personnel who kept the peace during the 10-day period.” He added despite the reported irregularities in implementing such reform, the Comelec has been successful in the re-registration process to ensure more credible results in the coming polls. Lacierda said: “While there have been reports of irregularities, the Comelec has been able to reduce the number of registered voters in the ARMM from 1.8 million to only 1.2 million. “A significant reduction that will more faithfully represent the democratic principle of one person, one vote. “The pursuit of genuine electoral reform within ARMM binds the Aquino administration and its allies in both Houses of Congress with our continued solidarity, our resolve in the participation of our countrymen. PHILIPPINE NEWS AGENCY

Agsur inks pact to curb illegal recruitment By DAVID M. SUYAO

the province. Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr., who is himself a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia, related that “many of our fellow Filipinos have been displaced because the work they were doing was not in accordance with the contract they signed.” A training seminar on anti-illegal recruitment

AGUSAN del Sur––The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to curb illegal recruitment and trafficking in person in

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MANUEL C. REYES AND CATHERINE L. BANDOY-REYES,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-060

MANUEL C. REYES AND CATHERINE L. BANDOY-REYES, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------/

was conducted to police personnel, prosecutors, and other involved agencies with the local government units (LGUs). For his part, POEA Deputy Administrator Jaime Jimenez said, although they started the campaign on the prevention of illegal recruitment and trafficking in person some 30 years ago, it is sad to note that many are

still victims of trafficking. On the other hand, Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza said “I am glad that a training was conducted in Agusan del Sur because it is not only the responsibility of the national government to stop this crime, but more of the LGUs, especially in remote places.” (RER/ DMS-PIA13, Agusan del Sur/asf )

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligaif City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JOEL F. PADFRANGA AND MARIA ESTELA M. GLINOGO-PADERANGA.

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-061

JOEL F. PADERANGA AND MARIA ESTELA M. GIJNOGO-PADERANGA. Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

ORDER

Before me this court is a verified join t petition for the approval and Registration of Divorce filed by petitioners on July 9, 2012 alleging among others; That petitioners are husband and wife, they got married on December 14, 1998, under civil rites, and residents of Uigan City and Cainta, Rizal, respectively, at which they can be served with summons and other legal processes c/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Building, Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last, but not long after their marriage, they manifested incompatibility that reach the point of irreconcilability. Due to inability of petitioners to perform essential marital obligations to each other, they decided to live physically separated from each other and executed agreement to formalize their separation. Since their separation in the early part of 2007, or for more than five (5) years already, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding other’s affairs, petitioners seek to approve their divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on December 14, 1993. so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently enjoyed but ail proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2012.

Before me this court is a verified joint petition for the approval and Registration of Divorce filed by petitioners on July 16. 2612 alleging among others; That petitioners are husband and wife, they got married on September 18, 1991, under civil rites, and residents of Iligan City and Sta. Cruz. Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, respectively, at which they can be served with summons and other legal processes c/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Building, Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last, but not long after their marriage, they manifested incompatibility that reach the point of irreconcilability. Due to inability of petitioners to perform essential marital obligations to each other, they decided to live physically separated from each other and executed agreement to formalize their separation. Since their separation in the early part of 2007 or for more than five (5) years already, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding other’s affairs, petitioners seek to approve their divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on September 18, 1991 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on July 31, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2012.

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 13, 20 & 27, 2012

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 13, 20 & 27, 2012 Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE AGREFMENT OF SPOUSES MANUEJJDO V. SUSON AND GEMMA L. SORIANO-SUSON,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-062

MANUELIDO V. SUSON AND GEMMA L. SORIANO-SUSON

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE AGREEMENT SAMUEL G. SARIO, Petitioner, -versusCRISTINA I. SUMANDAR a.k.a CRISTINA SUMANDAR-SARIO, Respondent. X-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-057

ORDER

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Before me this court is a verified joint petition for the approval and Registration of Divorce filed by petitioners on July 11, 2012 alleging among others; That petitioners are husband and wife, they got married on January 26, 2002, under civil rites, 3nd residents of Iligan City and Tangke, Talisay City, respectively, at which they can be served with summons and other legal processes e/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Building, Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last, but not long after their marriage, they manifested incompatibility that reach the point of irreconcilability. Due to inability of petitioners to perform essential marital obligations to each other, they decided to live physically separated from each other and executed agreement to formalize their separation. Since their separation in the early part of 2007, or for more than five (5) years already, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding other’s affairs, petitioners seek to approve their divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 26, 2002, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on August 3, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2012.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce Agreement filed by Petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on February 18, 2003 at Cagayan de Oro City, the petitioner conversion to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court. They can be served with summons and notices at c/o GANDAMRA & GANDAMRA Associates, 2/F R.m. 209, Deocesan Bldg., Lluch Street, Iligan City and Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, respectively That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2003 or more than nine (9) years already now, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the latter part of 2003, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other neither minding each other’s affairs: petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on February 18, 2003 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on August 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Oder be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER ED Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of July, 2012.

MDN: July 14, 20 & 27, 2012

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HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

ARB product launching. DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob (center) led the launching of the KOL Coco Nectar Spicy Vinegar, a product of the Pantaon Integrated ARB Farmers MPC in Kalambuan ARC, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte. With the assistance of the LGU of Kolambugan and DTI, this project is undertaken by DAR to increase the income of CARP beneficiaries in the locality. Together with RD Aguhob is Lanao del Norte OIC-PARO Ibrahim Marmay (left, with hat) and Kolambugan Mayor Bertrand Lumaque (right). Photo supplied

Davao City sets week for PWDs By RUDOLF IAN G. ALAMA

DAVAO City––The city government joins the ongoing National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week celebration, in line with the national observance of the 34th NDPR week set on the same date. City Mayor Sara Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 09 on July 11, declaring the observance of NDPR week here in this city. EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG THE HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF SPOUSES SERAFIN COLMENARES AND LOURDES PANELO-COLMENARES The intestate estate of the late spouses Serafin Colmenares and Lourdes Panelo Colmenares who died intestate on November 10,1995 and August 10,1999 respectively left a parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title no. T-14825 located at Banaybanay, Davao Oriental with an area of ninety thousand nine hundred forty one (90,941) square meters is subject of extra-judicial settlement among heirs as follows: Cecilia Colmenares-Duremdes;Rudymel Colmenares and Meldy Joy Colmenares as heirs of the late Rodolfo P. Colmenares; Helen P. Colmenares; Jose P. Colmenares;Felina ColmenaresDominguez; Maricor P. Colmenares and Ricardo P. Colmenares as per doc.no. 367; page no. 74;book no. 41 series of 2012 notary public Adolfo A. Angala

MDN: July 13, 20 & 27, 2012

The NDPR week is held a week prior to the birthdate of Filipino hero, Apolinario Mabini, the sublime paralytic. Overcoming his physical disability, Mabini’s heroic acts during the Philippine Revolution and, as one of the leaders of the first Philippine Republic greatly influenced the declaration and observance of the disability prevention and rehabilitation in the country. The city proclamation, which adopts the NDPR’s Week theme; “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in Economic Development”, lines up such events as the Pag-asa games; career and employment advocacy, entrepreneurship forum on persons with disabilities; and the regional livelihood and employment summit.


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Phoenix, BDO sign P500-M convertible notes Leading independent Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. and the country’s largest bank BDO Unibank, Inc. have signed a Php500million SEC registration-exempt Convertible Corporate Note with Warrant Offering amounting to Php180 million. The signing was held on July 11, at the Anvil, BDO Corporate Center in Makati. “We are proud to partner with BDO, which has always supported us,” said Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy. “The issuance is part of our plan to raise long-term capital, finance capital expenditures for 2012, and refinance short term debt.” “We continue to see a vast potential in Phoenix Petroleum given its strong fundamentals and good business sense,” said BDO Senior Executive Vice President Walter Wassmer. “BDO supports worthy endeavors, especially those that would yield growth for the economy as a whole.” BDO Capital was sole arranger for the convertible debt with warrants issue.

Acting as financial adviser for Phoenix Petroleum was Evercore Partners, a leading investment bank. The warrants will be subject to the approval of Phoenix Petroleum stockholders during the Special Stockholders’ Meeting on September 6. BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a complete array of industry-leading products and services to the retail and corporate markets. It is the country’s largest bank in terms of total assets, customer loans, total deposits and assets under management as of end December 2011. P h o e n i x Pe t rol e u m Philippines is the leading independent oil company with an expanding network of operations nationwide. It is engaged in the business of trading refined petroleum products and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, and allied services. It was recently named one of the best managed small-cap companies in the Philippines in a poll by FinanceAsia magazine.

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and BDO sign a Php500-million Convertible Corporate Note with Warrant Offering on July 11, 2012 at the Anvil, BDO Corporate Center in Makati. Seated from left are BDO Senior Assistant Vice President Marirose Fernando, BDO Capital & Investment President Eduardo Francisco, Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy, BDO Senior Executive Vice President Walter Wassmer, and Phoenix Petroleum Chief Finance Officer Joseph John Ong. They are joined by other officers from BDO and Phoenix Petroleum.

DOLE grants assistance to Oroquita dried squid makers By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has granted livelihood assistance worth P160,000 to dried squid producers in Oroquieta City. The Canubay Dried Squid Association (CDSA) will use the grant to procure fresh squid, squid dryer, packing and production utilities and improved facilities and equipment like industrial grade plastic receptacles, weighing scale, packaging materials and business forms. DOLE-10 Regional Director Johnson G. Cañete approved the grant to provide livelihood and extra income to the beneficiaries during the off-season. He said the provision of technical expertise and entrepreneurial knowledge to improve the quality of dried squid is part of the technical assistance to be given to the association.

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The entrepreneurial training will enhance the group’s livelihood endeavors and update them with new strategies of the processed seafood thus, enabling them to sustain their livelihood and improve their living conditions.

Social Security System (SSS) has engaged SBC for the pilot stage of its Benefit Payment thru the Bank Program. The program would enhance SSS’ disbursement system by simplifying payment procedures for sickness, maternity and employees’ compensation benefits, resulting to savings on operational costs. For employers or corporate members, this translates to improved efficiency and protection against potential check loss or fraud since the cash benefits will be directly credited to their nominated bank accounts. The SSS team, led by President and CEO Emilio de Quiros, Jr. (4th from left), signed the agreement with Security Bank last June 22.

Food product labels should show nutrition information MANILA - A lady legislator is pushing for the mandatory nutrition labeling of food products as she expressed concern over the absence of a law requiring manufacturers, packagers, or distributors to indicate the nutritional value on their labels. Rep. Maria Theresa Bonoan-David (4th District, Manila) said there is an urgent need for consumers to be wary of situation due to the deluge of various food products in the market. Bonoan-David has filed House Bill 6194 or the “Philippine Nutrition Labeling Act of 2012,” which seeks to promote health consciousness among the public through proper labeling of nutritional contents in food products. Bonoan-David cited statistics highlighted in the 20112016 Philippine Development Plan, indicating that stunting and wasting among children under 5 years old are at high levels at 32.2% and 7.5%. Bonoan-David said the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan indicated that about 26.3% of pregnant women are nutritionally at risk and micronutrient deficiencies continue to be a health concern among children. Under the measure, the

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commodity shall bear a label specifying the identity of the commodity and the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor. The bill also provides that a separate label statement of nutritional content shall appear conspicuously and in easily legible type in distinct contrast by typography, layout, color, embossing, or molding with the other matter on the package. The label shall contain the number of servings or other units of measure per container, total number of calories derived from any source and derived from the total fat and any vitamin, mineral or other nutrient to be placed on the label or labeling of food if it will assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices. According to the measure, no packaged consumer commodity shall be distributed or caused to be distributed in commerce unless it conforms to the regulations set by the proposal once it is enacted into law and established by the BFAD.

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES GARRY LOU T. BALATERO AND LOVE S. MAATA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-058

GARRY LOU T. BALATERRO AND LOVE S. MAATA, Petitioners. x-------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by Petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 22, 2000 at Ozamis City, petitioner-husband has converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara-Maagad, Lara- Maagad Law Office, 109 Tiano Bros - Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in 2002 or for more than ten (10) years now, they decide to live physically in bed and board executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in 2002, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on December 22, 2000 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of July, 2012.

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lligan 1 Branch-Badelles st. lligan City lligan 2 Branch- Cabili Avenue, lligan City lligan 3 Branch-Gen. Aguinaldo st. Palao, lligan City lligan 4 Branch- Aguinaldo Cor. Laya St. Palao, lligan City lligan 5 Branch-Aguinaldo st.., Iligay City CM RECTO Branch- CM Recto Ave., CDOC Velez Branch-Velez st. CDOC Rizal Branch- Cor. Rizal st. CDOC Carmen 1 Branch- Max Zuniel St., CDOC Carmen 2 Branch- Vamenta Blvd. Carmen CDOC Borja Branch -J.R Borja st, CDOC Tiano-Borja Branch- Tiano-JR Borja st, Jordan Redoblado Bldg Osmena Branch- Pres. Osmeha st. CDOC Lapasan Branch- CM Recto Avenue, Lapasan, CDOC Corrales Branch- Corrales hayes St. Cagavan de Oro City Puerto Branch- Jubo Arcade, Puerto, CDOC Tagoloan Branch- Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Villanueva Branch- Villanueva, Misamis Oriental Balingasag Branch- Balingasag, Misamis Oriental Medina Branch - Alaba St., Medina, Mis. Or. Mambajao Branch- P. Reyes St., Mabajao, Camiguin Province San Francisco 01 Branch-Center Island, Roxas St., San Francisco, Agusan del Sur Barobo Branch- Sanchez Bldg ., Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur Prosperidad Branch - Public Mkt. Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur

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Legal or illegal logging causes disasters in RP WIDESPREAD havoc and devastation wrought by storms are undeniably the results of decades of logging of our precious forests coupled with unusually high rainfall, government and environmentalists say. With thousands of lives lost in storms and landslides, illegal and even legal loggers are to be blamed for the stripped hillsides and bare forests that have become death traps. Even if our country sits along Southeast Asia’s typhoon belt and is always first to be hit by typhoons from the Pacific oceans, still, logging of forests is the main culprit to disasters. Some people believe that illegal logging may not be the main cause of killer floods and landslides. “It may have only contributed to it,” they say. They argue that during heavy rains brought out by storms, the ground water table “probably reaches saturation point” and the water had nowhere to go. Still, many in the government blame illegal logging for the disasters that befell our country in the past decades, thus Illegal logging was outlawed as among the most serious crimes against the people. But what is the score today? The program of reforestation, especially for legal loggers, has failed, prompting calls for investigation. For years, also, the DENR has failed to go after the illegal loggers operating in many parts of the country. We have not learned the past lessons from landslides and flooding in the islands of Leyte and Camiguin which buried whole communities, and left thousands dead. Logging of forests was the main culprit for those disasters. Why can’t our businessmen live without engaging in logging and lumber industry? There must be a moratorium, and this industry could be allowed to continue only after sufficient number of trees are grown to replace the lost forest covers. Also, let’s learn something from countries like Japan and the US who do not use their forests for lumber business, and instead only buy logs from other nations who still have huge forest covers.

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Coming out of the closet THINK a minute. An airplane pilot came on the speaker system to the passengers: “This is your captain speaking. We’re flying at an altitude of 35,000 feet, and the speed of 600 miles an hour. I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is we’re lost. But the good news is we’re making great time.” There are many people who are making great time in life living in the fast lane. But they’re lost and going the wrong direction. Homosexuals are encouraged by many people just to come out of the closet and not be ashamed of who they are. Some people say that they didn’t choose to be homosexual; God made them that way. But the fact is that there has still not been one scientific study which can

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst prove that homosexuals are born that way. In fact, it is just the opposite. All the research and studies have shown that homosexuals can make the choice. If people are born with any homosexual tendency at all, it is no different than any personality tendency like someone born with a bad temper. Do we say it’s OK for that person to lose control of his temper and murder people because he was born that way? Of course not! He’s still free and able

to choose not to kill people, even though he may have a naturally quick temper. In the same way, even if someone might have the slightest natural tendency toward homosexuality, he’s still free and able to choose not to become homosexual. If homosexuals were born that way and God made them with no choice, then why does He say homosexuality is so wrong and condemn it as sin? Throughout the whole Bible, God strongly condemns homosexuality as

sin which is opposed to the clearly natural, right way He created us humans to live and reproduce. Remember, God created us Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Just like we are born free to choose whether or not we will be adulterers, murderers, thieves, liars, alcoholics and vicious gossips, we are also born free to choose whether or not we will become homosexual. But the good news is that even if you already have chosen to become a homosexual, Jesus will still forgive you and give you a new life if you sincerely ask Him to start changing your heart. So won’t you come out of the closet and into the light of Jesus forgiveness and truth, so He can start setting you free today? Just Think a Minute.

The politics of climate change WHAT do people expect of a workshop purportedly focusing on environmental concerns in Cagayan de Oro City and its neighboring cities and provinces? Do people expect of the usual politicking, the double-talk, and lip services inherent in body politics? We have to ask this question as ‘stakeholders’ yesterday met at a downtown hotel in Cagayan de Oro City with the creation of the Cagayan Cris Diaz de Oro River Basin Development Authority as its main agenda. Local officials and nongovernment organizations were among the participants of the workshop. If my memory serves me right, the development of Cagayan de Oro River was one of the issues tackled by local legislators in Congress. Former Cagayan de Oro Congressman Tinnex Jaraula passed a resolution for the Cagayan de Oro River’s Development during his term. Incumbent Congressman Rufus Rodriguez, 2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City pursued Jaraula’s legislative measure. Both measures share the same agenda of protecting Cagayan de Oro River by constructing river dikes. However, the Rodriguez measure also focused on protecting and maintaining the river’s immediate environment. As usual, reforestation, and unabated mining in the hinterlands were among important issues discussed during the workshop. Senator Loren Legarda, who has passed various measures on climate mitigation programs, was one of the invited guests. Well, the workshop transpired more than seven months after the disastrous Typhoon ‘Sendong’ struck Cagayan de Oro City last December.

Workshop participants were there to collaborate on measures that would deter a repeat of the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong where more than 1,000 people perished. Nevertheless, any measures or resolutions that the workshop participants may reach would remain in the drawing board. We are a bit pessimistic since the project involves billions of pesos that would not interest the national government. We are saying that the government’s willingness to pour billions of pesos on ambiguous projects might not materialize. We are not saying that the Cagayan de Oro River Basin project is dubious. However, we doubt that a collaborative measure is bound to fail in an atmosphere with mixed political agenda. We say mix since the project involves varied interest. There are interest groups especially those engaged in the mining industry. Obviously, the mining industry will not allow measures that would deprive them of their livelihood. There are politically inclined groups who might be more interested in gaining political followers than instituting measures that would affect the livelihood of people. Like workshops and conferences where global concern on environment are main subjects in the international level that gained nothing, yesterday’s workshop on environment in Cagayan de Oro workshop would suffer the same fate. ‘Though we are not saying that the Cagayan de Oro City would totally fail, we have the gut feeling that all roads lead toward that end. Anyway, despite our doubts, the Cagayan de Oro City environment workshop attained one important thing. The workshop afforded a venue to disseminate information on the dangers of climate change among hesitant stakeholders. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I will praise you with an ROSE MARY SUDARIA upright heart as I learn your MƒÄƒ¦›Ù righteous laws…” (Psalm RUEL V. PELONE MELANIE RIVERA 119:7, the Holy Bible). EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A—ò›Ùã®Ý®Ä¦ -oooALLAN M. MEDIANTE GUILLERMO ADE, JÙ. SHOOTING WAR BEEXECUTIVE EDITOR PÙʗç‘ã®ÊÄ TWEEN CHINA & RUSJOE DEL PEURTO FELICILDA SIA ERUPTS: News flash!!! ALBERT MOLIT MANAGING EDITOR CIRCULATION Media reports at 3:30 a.m. CRIS DIAZ Thursday, July 19, 2012, ASSOCIATE EDITOR JUN ESCUADRO were saying a shooting battle RIZA O. ARES has erupted between China PAT SAMONTE LIEZL A. DELOSO R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-CƒÙƒ¦ƒ and Russia after the Russian JOE PALABAO Navy arrested Chinese vesAL JACINTO RENE MICHAEL BAÑOS sels in a disputed fishing R›¦®Êă½ E—®ãÊÙ-ZƒÃÊƒÄ¦ƒ MƒÙ»›ã®Ä¦ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄãÝ ground near the border of GERRY LEE GORIT the two countries. More P«ÊãÊ JÊçÙă½®ÝãÝ ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI ƒããù. Ùʐ›ÙãÊ ƒ. ‘ƒÄãƒ¦Ê ¹Ù. likely, more violence is going URIEL C. QUILINGUING L›¦ƒ½ CÊçÄݛ½Ý to erupt in that part of the E—®ãÊÙ®ƒ½ CÊÄÝç½ãƒÄã world. Will this shooting PUBLISHER

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio war extend to the ChinaPhilippines dispute at the Scarborough Shoal? -oooEFFECT OF SC’S JBC DECISION ON JUDICIARY APPOINTMENTS: What is the effect of the Supreme Court decision---yet to be released but already publicized in the media---which

says that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) must only have one representative from Congress, not two, just like what is happening now, on all appointments to the judiciary since 2001? Certainly, the tribunal’s decision was arrived at after the justices concluded that having two representatives

from Congress---one from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate--at the JBC violated the 1987 Constitution, which provides that only one representative from Congress must sit at the JBC. And since a JBC which had two representatives from Congress violated the Constitution, certainly, the acts of that JBC were likewise unconstitutional and, therefore, null and void. Following this logic, all the appointments of justices and judges decisions under that unconstitutional JBC, as well as their decisions ERUPT/PAGE 5


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402nd Brigade marks 39th Founding Day By 1ST LT. JOSE PATRICK A. MARTINEZ

BANCASI, Butuan City––The 402nd (STINGERS) Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army has celebrated its 39th Founding Day, July 16, in austere manner, highlighting the Brigade’s triumphs in its campaigns. Holy masses were said in the brigade headquarters; presentation of the unit’s history; awarding of medals to outstanding officers and personnel; and message of Col Ronald N. Albano PA MNSA, the 26th commander of said unit.

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and official acts, should therefore be considered null and void likewise, right? Let’s wait and see! -oooOVER-ACTING VS. QC COP: Over-acting! This is how I perceive the disarming, putting on “floating” status, and institution of summary dismissal proceedings by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against SPO2 Ricardo Pascua of the Quezon City Police, just because he wasn’t able to give way to a convoy carrying President Aquino. First, all these administrative sanctions were imposed on him without Constitutional due process---meaning, he was not even given an opportunity to defend himself and yet he was already being presumed guilty. Then, the act for which he is being punished---alleged blocking of the convoy---is not even an administrative or a criminal offense. If at all, it was an offense against the ego of the powers-that-be. Second, and this is more important, is the mockery of the very policy of President Aquino against “wang-wang” on the road. I mean, this “wang-wang” policy was understood to mean no one should be king on the road, whether the high or the mighty, right? Now, why is the PNP punishing Pascua when, clearly, the poor policeman who had served PNP well for the last 20 years merely followed that “wang-wang” policy? -oooPCSO MUST ITEMIZE INTEL FUND EXPENSES: Margie Juico, the chairman of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), should present a detailed statement on how much the agency is allotting as its intelligence fund under her term, and how it is being spent, centavofor-centavo, instead of just generally explaining that the intelligence fund is being used wisely now. Otherwise, she would be no different from the PCSO’s previous officials who were sued for plunder, together with President Arroyo. -ooo“PUNLA” TO “PLANU”,

There was also a tree planting activity within the Brigade compound and a Boodle ‘fight’, symbolizing brotherhood where foods were served to everyone on one long table. Formerly known as the 2/4 Infantry Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, the 402nd Brigade was formed on July 15, 1973 providing command, control and supervision of the ground forces in Basilan and surrounding islets at height of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) secessionist movement in mainland Mindanao and the OR THE C OALITION THAT NEVER WAS: So, there is no really no attempt at a “super coalition” between the Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), as shown by the wrangling between half-brothers Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and San Juan Rep. J.V. Ejercito? If so, then I suggest that instead of “PUNLA” (or “Partido ng United Nationalist, Liberal at mga Alyado”), t he ab or te d coalition be now named “PLANU” (Partidong Laglag At Nagkawatak-watak Una pa lang”). -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, or 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.

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island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Palawan. The nucleus of the newlyactivated unit was the former tactical command “Charlie” based in Lamitan, Basilan under Col. Tomas C Nanquil Jr. Countless successful operations were then launched, putting the name STINGERS on top of the Philippine Army’s Brigades. The brigade has produced great leaders, namely Gen. Ricardo David, former AFP chief-of-staff; MGen. Leopoldo Maligalig, Philippine Military Academy superintendent; Lt. Gen. Samuel Bagasin, Central Command

chief; Lt. Gen. Delfin Castro, Southern Command chief; MGen Pedro Atienza Jr. Philippine Army vice commander and other generals in vital positions in the AFP. Col Albano said, “Ating isakatuparan ang ating misyon na protektahan ang lahat ng nasasakupan ng Brigade natin laban sa mapang-aping NPA. Magagawa lamang natin ito kung palagi tayong sama-sama at nagtutulungan. At ngayon, nagpapasalamat ako sa inyong lahat sa inyong buong suporta at dedikasyon sa pagkamit ng ating mga pangarap at dahil dito palakpakan natin ang bawat isa.”

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE AGREEMENT OF SPOUSES, ARNEL V. PORRAS AND DECELYN B PUEBLAS-PORRAS,

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ARNEL V. PORAAS AND DECELYN B. PUEBLAS-PORRAS Petitioners. X------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

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ancestral domain. The tribesmen, all members of the Tambog Villanon Clan (Tamvilca), averred that they were part, as claimants, of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claim (CADC) 135, but they were not given their share when awarded to the Quezon Manobo Tribes Association (Quemtras) in 1998. As a result, the group is now claiming more than 1,000 hectares of Rancho Montalvan Inc. (RMI) in Barangay San Jose, and has assumed possession of the ranch after the lease of the land to the management of Rancho Montalvan expired in 2009. Last Thursday, more than 200 families of Tamvilca were about to enter and take possession of the ranch illegally. But the violent incident was averted after an emissary from the mayor’s office asked the tribesmen to delay their intention to occupy the land after they have talked to the mayor who was in Manila on an official business at press time. Then the tribal members of Tamvilca instead marched to the municipal hall and held a lightning rally there and vowed not to leave the premises until the mayor resolve the issue. “We are a peaceful and law abiding people, but we are being pushed to the limit that we have decided and opt to take extra legal action and would occupy the land, our ancestral land, because the NCIP has not acted in our behalf as legitimate claimants,” said Datu Midsambay Martiliano Lloren Jr. in the dialect. The Tamvilca alleged that the NCIP and the tribal leaders of Quemtras are conniving with the RMI management for the renewal of the lease contract of the ranch despite that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has already turned down the application of RMI. Tamvilca alleged that even a local NCIP official in Bukidnon tried to make them believe and falsified documents showing them the RMI lease contract has been renewed so that they will not pursue their claim on the ranch. Tamvilca filed a case against the NCIP official and is now pending with the Ombudsman. “We also want for the NCIP to be held answerable why the leaders of Quemtras were allowed to use their ancestral land awarded to them being rented by sugarcane planters when such practice is a violation of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act.” Lloren said.

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against Espejo,” he added. While the unemployment unchanged between July out conditional cash transfer rate over the same period 2010 (Php308) and July 2011 (CCT) program, the Pan(PNA) fell from 11.4% to 10.3% (Php307, taking inflation into tawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), is due to this was more than offset account). from page 1 The administration has peak in 2013-2014 with the by rising underemployment largely due to a surge in which rose from 17.8% to categorically dismissed jus- number of beneficiaries degovernment spending that is 19.3 percent. These trends tifiable calls for an across- clining rapidly afterwards. likely to be temporary. Around two million benremain even if official NSO the-board Php125 wage hike. Government consump- data that underreports unIn terms of land distribu- eficiaries graduating from tion grew 24% from a 15.8% employment is used. tion, the Aquino administra- the program next year will contraction in the same peOver one million jobs were tion has the weakest among have to confront the still riod last year while public supposedly created in April any post-Marcos govern- poor prospects for jobs and investment grew 62.2% from 2012 from the year before but ments––with the Depart- incomes in the economy. a 37.9% contraction. In contrast the wealth these consisted of 2.5 million ment of Agrarian Reform In contrast, household additional part-time workers (DAR) and Department of of an elite few and corpoconsumption only grew mar- and a large 1.6 million drop Environment and Natural rate profits have continued ginally faster to 6.6% from in full-time workers. Resources (DENR) distribut- to soar. Amid poverty and 5.9% last year while private Merely part-time work ing an average of just 13,819 economic underdevelopment investment actually shrank now accounts for 43% of hectares per month over the the collective wealth of the by 9.9% from 23% growth jobs in the economy, or 16.2 July 2010-September 2011 40 richest Filipinos more last year––indicating that the million out of 37.8 million period. than doubled and grew by private sector did not seem employed. All these indicate This is just one-third US$24.6 billion (108%) from to share the administration’s that the quality of jobs being of the 38,229 hectare per US$22.8 billion reported optimism in the first quarter. generated is deteriorating. month average under former in 2010 to US$47.4 billion Overall investment actuWages remain too low president Ramos, with the in 2012. For comparison, ally contracted 23.5% from for decent living. Despite the highest land distribution US$47.4 billion is equivalent 36.1% growth in the first recent staggered Php30 wage accomplishment, and even to over one-fifth (21%) of quarter of last year. hike in NCR, the mandated less than the 17,311 hectare GDP last year. The most important sec- minimum wage of Php446 per month average under The perception of ecotors of the economy actu- in May 2012 is just 44% of former president Arroyo. nomic progress is just that ally slowed substantially in the Php1,017 family living At the current rate of and little more. The adminthe first quarter from last wage (FLW). This wage gap DAR land distribution the istration’s governance reform year. Growth of agriculture is even greater than a decade Aquino administration is agenda has unfortunately dropped from 4.4% last year ago, in May 2002, when the already over five-and-a-half not included an economic to just 1% and of industry minimum wage was 53% of years behind schedule with reform agenda of building an from 7.3% to just 4.9 percent. the FLW. its June 2014 target under economy biased for directly Yet these are the sectors As it is the real wage of the extended agrarian reform improving the lives of the that are supposed to create wages that workers actu- program CARPer. majority of Filipinos. ibon the most jobs, have the great- ally received was virtually Even the flagship dole- features est productivity and be the main drivers of economic growth. Consequently the country’s jobs crisis remains despite supposedly sound fundamentals. According to IBON estimates on National Statistics Office (NSO) data, the total number of unemployed and underemployed Filipinos has increased by Apply at: 780,000 in the last two years, from 10.9 million in April 2010 to 11.7 million in April Tanleh Bldg., Abellanosa St., Cagayan de Oro City 2012––consisting of 4.4 milor call lion unemployed and 7.3 million underemployed.

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Groups resisting reforms carry bombings in M’nao MALACANANG condemned the recent bombing in Mindanao saying that violence would not deter the government’s efforts to carry out reforms in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Another bomb attack was reported in the ARMM on Monday injuring two, which authorities said may be linked to the

ongoing voter’s registration in the region. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that the Palace acknowledged that people oppose to reforms in the ARMM will continue to find ways in an effort to maintain the status quo. “We are going after reforms and therefore, I understand that there would be people who will

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commanders who have been negligent in their duties. On Tuesday, authorities said they are convinced that the two grenade attacks at the border of Maguindanao’s adjoining towns of Shariff Aguak and Datu Hofer in the past two days could be related to the ongoing registration of voters in the ARMM.

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Edgar and Babie Uy and Family

A NEW political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as contained in the April 2012 GPH-MILF Decision Points on Principles wrapped up the 29th exploratory talks between the Government of Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. No details were available of the plan. However, both parties agreed to continue discussions on powersharing and other related matters, and agreed to meet again in August 2012. They (GPH and MILF) expressed appreciation to stakeholders working to facilitate the continued dialogue to hammer a lasting peace agreement in Mindanao. These countries are the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Asia Foundation.

Davao prone to tsunamis, says Philvocs DAVAO City––The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in Davao confirmed on Wednesday that Davao Gulf is prone to tsunamis. Desederio Cabanlit, regional chief of Phivolcs XI, also said that the region is not prepared for a tsunami since Davao region has no tsunami sensor device. He said such device was only installed in Luzon. “Hope that device will also reach Davao Region, he said.” Cabanlit also said that people in the Davao Region lack the awareness and preparedness for a tsunami incidence. Cabanlit said that no

tsunami drills were conducted in Phivolcs Davao except one in Boston, Davao Oriental last year. There are plans to hold another one this year, he added. Cabanlit also confirmed there is no fault line in Davao City as well as mining areas in Davao Region. He said fault lines are detected in some parts of Davao Oriental particularly a barangay in Lupon, and parts in Compostela Valley particularly in Mawab, and Mabini. A fault line is a break or fracture in the ground that occurs when the Earth’s tectonic plates move or shift and are areas where earthquakes are likely to occur, he said.


MINDANAO DAILY NEWS JULY 20,2012