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Darimbang gives goods to survivors of ‘Sendong’ By GERRY L. GORIT, Regional Editor-Zamboanga

SENDONG survivors of Cagayan de Oro who are temporarily sheltered in the Tent City at barangay Calaanan received on Wednesday more dry goods and food stuff. C a n d y D a r i mb a n g , chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement, led the distribution of brand new and slightly used clothes, food items, boxes of bottled water and vitamins for children. Darimbang said the donation came from the

Taiwan National Council, Congressman Roman Romulo and the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity represented by Bryan Capaning of the Cagayan de Oro Council. More than 1,000 packs were given to some 220 families of the Tent City. Darimbang said this is the first time for her group to give at the Tent City although they have previously provided relief goods to the survivors while they were still housed in evacuation centers in the early weeks of the calamity.

She said the previous donations also included those that came from Congressman Romulo and his wife, Councilor Shalani Soledad Romulo. Darimbang brushed aside comments that this act was done for political reasons leading up to the 2013 elections, saying she has been active in community services such as medical missions and livelihood projects for the poor since the year 2000. She added that this service program of hers will Clothes for children are given by Candy Darimbang, chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang continue in the years to Sa Kalamboan) Movement to a mother and her child, one of the beneficiaries at the Tent City in GOODS/PAGE 11 barangay Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro. Children were also given vitamins. Photo Gerry L. Gorit

Workers call labor dept’s order ‘a hoax’ Contractual workers WEATHER UPDATE in the Philippines work under worse conditions compared to their regular fellow workers.

AS of 2 a.m. yesterday, a low pressure area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 670-kilometer East of Northern Mindanao (9.0°N, 133.0°E) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Tail-end of a cold front affecting Northern Luzon. Northern and Central Luzon and Eastern Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Extreme Northern Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. SOURCE : PAGASA

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EMPLOYEES who get ‘endo’ (end of contract and thus end of job) after four to five months still populate the employed in the Philippines, six months after the labor department issued an order that it claimed would have ended contractualization. It is the employment will end the prevalent 5-5-5 scheme that has helped employment scheme where employers cut down wag- workers are hired for just es, benefits and undercut five months and then, after unions, but which workers the end of their five-month have been complaining of contract, they are rehired as illegal and anti-worker. for another five months. But six months have When the labor department issued the Department passed since the department Order 18-A Series of 2011 order was issued, WORKERS/PAGE 11 last November, it said it

Couple killed by lone gunman in Agusan Sur By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga with JOEL PORTUGAL, Correspondent

BUTUAN City––A 36-yearold man and his wife were shot dead by an unidentified gunman while the husband was playing billiards in Purok 2, Barangay Mabuhay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Friday.

Killed by a single bullet were Urso Tejero and his wife, Shirley. Police said Urso was playing at the billiard hall owned by Edgar Soco while Shirley was watching at around 3:15 p.m., when the

latter suddenly embraced her husband to protect him from a man she saw draw a firearm. The unidentified gunman shot and hit Urso in the head and Shirley’s forehead with a single bullet. The couple died “instantaneously,” police said. COUPLE/PAGE 11

Power forum update slated May 24 CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) will be hosting a Mindanao Power Forum Update at the Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center here on May 24. “This will be one of the events cum technical sessions we will be holding in connection with our hosting of the 2012 National Midyear Convention theme “Engineering a Safe and Better Nation Through Excellence in Electrical Profession” May 23-26, 2012 Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. The forum is sponsored by Primavera Residences (Green Residences in Cagayan de Oro) as presentor and the following major sponsors: Aboitiz Power POWER/PAGE 11

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NEWS 2 Guingona, Rodriguez lead groundbreaking, Activists long turnover ceremonies for infra projects in Oro seek term plan MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

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CAGAYAN de Oro City–– VARIOUS infrastructure including local projects of Senator Teofisto Guingona III as well as Priority Development Assistance Fund projects of Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez were either inaugurated or turned over on Friday in several barangays of the city. The 2nd District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways has been identified as the lead agency in the construction of these projects. For the new projects to be financed under the P5-million budget of the senator, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the following: Construction and repair of MPB at four sites in barangay Macabalan worth P250,000; Concreting of roads at Macabalan worth P2,500,000; Construction and repair of MPB at two sites in barangay Puntod worth P250,000; Concreting of roads at barangay Cugman worth P2,500,000; Construction and repair of MPB at Cugman worth

P170,000; and Construction and repair of MPB at two sites in barangay Gusa worth P250,000. Under the P7,650,000 PDAF of the congressman, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the following projects: Construction and repair of MPB at three sites in barangay Bugo worth P750,000; Construction and repair of MPB at barangay Puerto worth P165,000; Construction and repair of MPB at four sites in barangay Tablon worth P435,000; Construction and repair of MPB at two sites in barangay Camaman-an worth P180,000; Construction and repair of MPB at two sites in barangay Macasandig worth P290,000; Construction and repair of MPB at two sites in Barangay 40 worth P1million; Construction and repair of MPB in Barangay 32 worth P160,000; and Construction and repair of MPB in Barangay 28 worth P160,000. The congressman turned over to the local government units two completed projects: A two-storey, six-classroom schoolbuilding in Puerto worth

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Cagayan de Oro City second district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Barangay Gusa Chairman Emmanuel Beja get ready to lower a time capsule during groundbreaking ceremony Friday of an infrastructure project in the barangay. Beja expressed his gratitude to the congressman for the funding of the projects worth P5-million from the senator and P7,650,000 from the congressman. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit P3,090,000 and river dikes in Tablon worth P500,000. Barangay Gusa chairman Emmanuel B eja joined the two officials and DPWH engineers in the laying of a time capsule for the project in his barangay. B e j a e x pre s s e d h i s

gratitude to the senator and congressman for the infrastructure project that will benefit the residents of Gusa. These latest infrastructure projects in the second congressional district of Cagayan de Oro, undertaken by Senator Guingona

and Congressman Rodriguez, are in addition to the previously completed projects of the congressman and his brother Abante Mindanao party-list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez who have been pouring millions for the development of the various barangays.

DILG-10 implements poverty alleviation programs INSPIRED by President Benigno Aquino III’s social contract with the people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) has stepped up its poverty alleviation programs to help Northern Mindanao towns receive the basic services and provide better income to the people. DILG-10 Director Rene K. Burdeos said, such programs and special projects include the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa

Lahat (SALINTUBIG), Mindanao and the Local Government Basic Urban NServices Sector Support Fund (LGSF). “The SALINTUBIG is deProject-Millennium Development Goals (MBUSSP-MDG), signed to provide water supply

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Another water project is slated for Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, under the MBUSSPMDG. “We hope to have the Tagoloan project operational very soon, along with other completed water systems in the municipalities of Naawan, Alubijid and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental; and Claveria, Impasugong and Sumilao, Bukidnon. DILG is also giving technical assistance to the said MBUSSP and MDG projects even as it helps them avail of foreign loans and grants. (PR/jdelpf)

DAVAO City––Amidst stricter regulations currently imposed by China on Philippine banana products, militant youth group Anakbayan said the woes facing those in the banana industry is a mere tip of the iceberg among the consequences wrought by a highly export oriented and import dependent economy. According to the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), banana exports are down by $4,000,000 since March 5 when China imposed stricter regulations on the shipment of Philippine bananas. An estimated 1,500 container vans full of bananas are now being held for inspection in Chinese ports. The country banana export industry is the 3rd biggest in the world and only Asian country among the top 5. President Benigno Aquino told banana exporters during the People’s Organizations Congress last May 14 to diversify their markets. But for Anakbayan, “the proposal of President Aquino is a band-aid solution that fails to address the root cause of the problem.” “The real culprit in this economic woe is the Aquino government who continuously remain deaf in the people’s demands to distribute lands to farmers so as to empower the majority of the country’s rural-based workforce, and begin the nationalization of industries such as power, water, which could be a rich resource for the Filipino people and national BANANA/PAGE 11

Martial Arts Guru from Cagayan de Oro By ROY GAANE SEVERAL Kagay-anons in the United States have excelled in entertainment, painting, music, and other forms of art. Roger Agbulos who came to California in late 1989 have since found his passion in Lameco Eskrima and became a Guru of this Filipino Martial Art. He teaches Eskrima not only to Filipinos in Southern California but to also to non-Filipinos including law enforcement students. MINI BIOGRAPHY: By Raul E. Sanchez “Roger M. Agbulos, a Producer and Martial Arts Grand Master, is working diligently to become Hollywood’s premiere Fight Stunt Coordinator. Roger was exposed to the Filipino

Roger M. Agbulos is from Cagayan de Oro and an alumnus of Xavier University now living in North Hills, California.

Martial Arts at an early age. He decided to take the path of learning from Edgar Sulite, the head of the Lameco Eskrima group. After Edgar Sulite’s death, he continued to pursue the Lameco primary Arts, the original DeCampo Eskrima 1-2-3 and Kali Illustrisimo. At one point, he came under the tutelage of Grandmasters Christopher Ricketts and Rey Galang. Throughout

the years, Roger has come to create his own martial arts style that emphasizes on short and mid-range techniques, as well as longrange weapons combat that does not generally focus on blocking an attack but more on disrupting his opponent. He looks forward to becoming a dynamic Fight Coordinator in the Hollywood Film Industry.” On May 12 he will be presenting a “Lameco Astig Combatives” seminar in Los Angeles, “Acquiring the physical skills of the Filipino Weapon Arts is not enough to provide you the edge in the ring or on the street. Functionality, efficiency and non-telegraphic striking based on the principle of Economy of Motion are among the strategies covered in this seminar. Areas

covered to include: brokenflow combination strikes, pre-emptive strikes, counter strikes, intercepting strikes, footwork integration timing, distance control, feinting, stick sparring, knife sparring, practical hand-to-hand and empty hands vs. knife self-defense techniques, and many more.” On May 26 he will be promoting Lemeco Eskrima with similar seminars in Madrid, Spain then in Netherlands on June 2. He has also been to South Amercia promoting this Filipino Martial Art. Ever since Roger was responsible for the professional videos Advanced Laban Laro Volume 1 and Volume 2 for the Radisson Suites, he has established his own video production company in Hollywood.


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A two-way conversation THINK a minute. Do you sometimes wonder why you didn’t get what you prayed for? Does God really listen and answer our prayers? Is talking with God just something we do to make us feel good about ourselves? How should we pray? Some people sit back after they pray and wait for God to bring them what they want like a waiter in a restaurant? A wise man said: “We are a part of the answer to every prayer that we pray.” So if we ask God to help us do better in school, then we must do our part of studying more and maybe even getting extra help from someone. We can’t expect God to magically put the answers into our brain the day of the test! It could be that while we’re waiting for God to do something, He’s waiting

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst for us to do our part and responsibility. Prayer is a two-way conversation. Prayer is not us getting God to do what we want; it’s more God telling us what He wants so we can learn how to live His successful, satisfying life. And He’s already told us how to live well through Jesus Christ’s life and teaching, the whole Bible, as well as through our thoughts while we’re listening to Him in prayer. Imagine if God always gave us everything we ask for. Then we would just

give Him our orders, forget Him, and go on living our own way. But God created each of us to enjoy a daily, personal relationship with Him. Maybe He’s not giving us exactly what we’re asking for to get our attention, so we’ll start getting closer to Him so we can listen and learn His right, happy way of living. You see, prayer does not only change things, prayer changes US! Other times God wants us to wait, even when we ask Him for good things, because He knows our real

reasons and motives are wrong and greedy. Or, if we’re asking God to change someone else instead of changing us, then that problem or difficult person may not go away because God wants us to change our heart and attitude toward that person or problem. He’s doing what is best in the long run not only for us, but for everyone else involved. Remember, He is the only One Who can see the big picture or puzzle of life. He knows how everything works and fits together both now and years later! So why not have a real, honest two-way conversation with Him right now? Ask Him to take full charge of your heart and way of living everyday, so He can start showing you His special plan for your life. Just Think a Minute.

Nacionalista Party is crumbling THE Nacionalista Party, the political party that changed the country’s political geography, is losing its historic significance. Formed sometime on April 1907, the Nacionalista Party was then an embodiment of the country’s foremost nationalists. The struggle for Philippine Independence continued even after the country gained independence from Spanish rule in 1898. Although the Filipino revolu- Cris Diaz tionaries then already defeated the Spanish government, Manila then remained an open city. The situation provided the United States, whose armada was expanding and exploring the Pacific, an opportunity to attack Manila via the Manila Bay. The Manila Bay battle between the United States and the Spaniards finally ended Spanish rule in the Philippines that lasted for over three centuries. The Treaty of Paris, signed between the United States and Spain on Dec. 10, 1898, was the document showing proof of the end of the Spanish-American war in the Pacific. Indeed, the Treaty of Paris was a Deed of Sale where the Spain sold the Philippine Islands to the United States at $20 million. On the same year, the Nacionalista Party started to form aimed at fighting for true independence in the homeland. The threat of nationalist Filipinos to continue the armed struggle even under American rule was manifested in ‘The Salt Lake Herald,’ an American-based newspaper, published on Nov. 22, 1898 headline that read: ‘Filipinos Will Fight To The End’ with a sub-head, ‘Cannot Be Bought and Sold Like Merchandise.’ Three years after the Treaty of Paris, in 1901, the

American government started to establish civil government in the Philippines. Thus, Filipino nationalists and patriots started working their way for recognition as an independent country. Sensing that the Filipinos cannot win an armed struggle at that time, they shifted to parliamentary struggle as the United States geared toward forming the first Philippine Assembly in 1907. During the first election of the delegates to the Philippine Assembly, the Nacionalista Party candidates 58 seats of the 80 seats at the Philippine Assembly at that time. The Nacionalista Party clobbered the American sponsored ‘Federalista Party’ in that historic first Philippine election. From then on, the Nacionalista Party became the country’s foremost political party. The rest is history. It is, therefore, frustrating that today’s Nacionalista Party seemed to be parting from its avowed conviction. Republic Act 6646 of 1988, clearly provided the return to a two-party system political party in the Philippines. The Nacionalista Party is one of the endearing political parties. In fact, the Liberal Party was initially composed of members of the Nacionalista Party with opposing views. Manuel Roxas formed the Liberal Party after WWII in 1946. Roxas served the puppet government of Japan as Philippine President then. For genuine Nacionalista Party members, a coalition with the Liberal Party is a desecration of the party’s time-honored doctrine in the pursuit of genuine independence and government reforms. An alliance with an opposing political party is an insult to the Nacionalista Party’s historic gains that its forebears avowed to protect. Blame Senator Manny Villar should Nacionalista Party crumbles like a house of cards. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

Corona’s crowning performance ON TUESDAY, May 22, Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona takes center stage to do the best performance of his life. That is the day he will make the Senate Impeachment Court the most important government office in this republic. Yes folks, on Tuesday the whole country will be glued to television sets, radio and the internet live stream! His job is to render the prosecution performance in the tedious trial amount to nothing and in the process make his nemesis in the Palace become even more

Double Barrel Vic A. Endriga angry. That is, of course, if he can convince at least eight of the senator-judges that the remaining three articles of impeachment are baseless and were done only as a matter to harass and compel him to resign. But if he fails to come up

with credible explanation on the charges hurled against him, then chances are he will go down in history as the first Chief Justice of the Phillippines since Cayetano Arellano to be kicked out unceremoniously from the post in addition to being

relegated to the dustbin of history as a big time crook. Is there an explanation to the reported 82 dollar accounts in five banks? Well, if you ask me, my answer is: there should be. It could just be the result of erroneous efforts on the part of the people representing the present dispensation. Anyway, this is not the first time that such hastily presented information was not a result of work characterized by competence and excellence. It is still too fresh in our minds that the prosecution team came CROWNING/PAGE 10


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Darimbang gives goods to Sendong survivors Photos By GERRY L. GORIT

The Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement distributed relief goods of clothes, food items, bottled water and vitamins to some 220 families living in the Tent City at barangay Calaanan where Sendong survivors are temporarily housed. The goods came from Congressman Roman Romulo and his wife Councilor Shalani Soledad Romulo, the Taiwan National Council and the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity Cagayan de Oro Council.

The chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement, Ms. Candy Darimbang, speaks to a crowd gathered at the Tent City in barangay Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro, for distribution of relief goods. Darimbang said she was happy to have given help to the people as an act of service to humanity.

A mother and her child receives a pack of goods from Candy Darimbang, chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement at the Tent City in barangay Calaanan on Wednesday. The donation consisted of clothes, bottled water, noodles and other food stuff as well as vitamins for children.

Vitamins for children are handed over by Candy Darimbang, chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement, to a parent, one of the recipients of relief goods distributed on Wednesday at the Tent City in barangay Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro.

Candy Darimbang, chairperson of the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement readies packs of clothes and other goods to be given to Sendong survivors at the Tent City in barangay Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro. More than 1,000 such packs were distributed on Wednesday by Darimbang and her group of volunteers.

Adults and kids check out the goods they received Wednesday from the Higala Sa Katawhan (Alang Sa Kalamboan) Movement chaired by Candy Darimbang. Packs of various goods given by donors to Darimbang’s group were distributed to the Tent City residents at barangay Calaanan.


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INVITATION TO BID The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Engineering Office, invites contractors to apply to bid for the aforementioned project : Contract ID: 12KH0045 Contract Name: Const. of Multi Purpose Pavement at Zone 6 and Zone 7 Contract Location: Brgy. Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Roads – Rehabilitation - PCCP Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 490,000.00 Contract Duration: 60 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0046 Contract Name: Const. of Multi Purpose Pavement , Road leading to Villa Candida Subd., Zone 7 Contract Location: Brgy. Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Roads – Rehabilitation - PCCP Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 245,000.00 Contract Duration: 45 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0047 Contract Name: Construction of M.P. Bldg. Phase 2 at Iponan NHS Contract Location: Brgy. Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Buildings – Low Rise Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 980,000.00 Contract Duration: 60 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0048 Contract Name: Construction of M.P. Bldg. Phase 2 at Bayabas NHS Contract Location: Brgy. Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Buildings – Low Rise Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 980,000.00 Contract Duration: 60 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0049 Contract Name: Construction of M.P. Bldg. Phase 2 at Villamar Contract Location: Brgy. Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Buildings – Low Rise Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 980,000.00 Contract Duration: 60 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0050 Contract Name: Construction of M.P. Bldg. at Pasil Contract Location: Brgy. Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Buildings – Low Rise Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 1,960,000.00 Contract Duration: 75 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 2,000.00 Contract ID: 12KH0051 Contract Name: Construction of M.P. Bldg. at Sitio Aura Contract Location: Brgy. Mambuaya, Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description: Buildings – Low Rise Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 980,000.00 Contract Duration: 60 calendar days Cost of Plans & Bid Documents: P 1,000.00

NEEDS SALES ENGINEER/REPRESENTATIVES • Male, not more than 30 years old • College graduate of any Engineering Course • With good communication skills, oral and written • Company vehicle will be provided • Must have two (2) years driving experience, with driver’s license • With pleasing personality and good moral character • Must be hardworking and willing to undergo training

SALES ENGINEER/REPRESENTATIVES • Male, not more than 30 years old • College graduate of any course • With good communication skills, oral and written • With pleasing personality and good moral character • Must be hardworking and willing to undergo training

Please send comprehensive resume, TOR and recent 2x2 photo to: PERSONNEL MANAGER

Sales Corporation Tel Nos. 858-4249 / 735677 / 735644 Km3 National Highway, Kauswagan Cagayan de Oro City MDN: May 19, 21, 23, 25, 28 & 30, 2012

Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and regulations. To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration, to the DPWH-POCW, Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW, Central Office will only process contractors’ applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractor’s Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 18 – June 11, 2012 2. Pre-Bid Conference May 31, 2012 @ 2:00PM 3. Deadline of Receipt LOI May 29, 2012 4. Receipt of Bids June 11, 2012 at 8:00AM-10:00AM 5. Opening of Bids 2:00 PM on June 11, 2012 The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BD’s) at DPWH-Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Engineering Office, 10th RES Compound, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee as stated above. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bid Documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BD’s in two separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the Contractor’s Registration Certificate (CRC). The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post qualification. The DPWH-Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. Approved : LEAH E. NALIPONGUIT Administrative Officer III BAC - Chairman

MDN: May 19 & 21, 2012

Noted: BONIFACIO R. LORA OIC- District Engineer


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Greening project headlines Education department activities OZAMIZ City - The PNOY 1B Trees Project will headline the activities of the Department of Education (DepEd) for school year 2012-2013. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said that tree planting activities will be held on Saturdays, beginning June 2012 until March 2013. The school year starts June 4, this year, until March 22, next year. The Project is DepEd’s commitment, in support of the National Greening Program (NGP) to protect the environment, said Dr. Rebonfamil Baguio, asst. superintendent of the Ozamiz City Schools Division. The activities, include : May 21-26 – Brigada Eskwela) and the In-Service Training (INSET) Planning Week; June 4 – Opening of classes; June 12m, a regular holiday; June 11-15 - World Environment Day and Safe Kids Week. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ./asf )

NCIP-Caraga implements merit-based scholarship By ROBERT E. ROPEROS BUTUAN City - In an effort to provide education to indigenous peoples, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) will implement the meritbased scholarships this school year.

According to NCIPCaraga Director Dominador Gomez, the program gives indigenous peoples the opportunity to spend education, which is one of the common demands of the tribes in the region. Initially, Director Gomez said, NCIP will be support-

ing eight full scholars, as opening of classes for school year 2012-2013 commences on June 2012. The scholars from such tribes as Banwahon, Manobo, Mamanwa, and Higaonon, they have qualified in the screening conducted by the Commission.

As full scholars, Gomez added they will enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees, as well as school uniforms, boarding house rental, monthly stipend and transportation expense from residence to the school of their choice. (RER/PIACaraga/asf )

LIAC adopts code of policy for survivors of typhoon ‘Sendong’ ILIGAN City -- After more than three months of study and discussion, the 18-page Code of Policy on shelter assistance for Sendong survivors was approved by the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC). The code crafted the qualifications of beneficiaries to three types of assistance from the government, like the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP), Modified Core Shelter Assistance Program (MCSAP) and the Emergency Shelter Assistance Program (ESAP. CSAP is the allocation of permanent house in a relocation site for those who lost their houses, P70, 000; MCSAP is P50,000 worth of materials for those who want to put up a house in original places but outside danger zone; while the ESAP is P5,000 to P10,000 to a family with a partially-damaged house. (Melvin T. Anggot and Virgilio C. Garcia/CIO/PIA-10/asf )


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MA-USA (Mindanao Alliance-USA) IN 2000, FMASC (Federation of Mindanao Associations in Southern California) was organized as an umbrella organization for Mindanao Associations. Members were solely Mindanao associations, not individuals. Members were Kagay-anon International of Southern California, Bukidnon Association of California, Zamboanga Hermosa Club, Iligan/Lanao del Norte Association of California, Oroquieta Charity Foundation, Agusan del Norte Community Outreach, Camuigingnons USA, Davao Association USA, Misamisnons USA, Tudelanian USA, Zamboanga del Norte Association of California, Maranaos of America for Peace & Integration Association, and Zamboanga City Children’s Foundation. As a nonprofit entity, FMASC helped areas of Mindanao struck by natural disasters. Aids were in the forms of cash, food, medicine,

As Far As I Know Roy Gaane, West Covina, California and clothing. FMASC also provided health insurances to the poorest of the poor and conducted medical missions in certain areas of Mindanao. Medicine, vitamins, nutritional food items, school and office supplies like computers were shipped to Mindanao areas where they were needed. After 12 years, despite FMASC’s charitable and humanitarian efforts, its membership dwindled down giving it difficulty in electing worthy leaders and officers. As a result, the Board decided to restructure the organization. On April 15, 2012 a general assembly was called.

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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM PROVINCIAL AGRARIAN REFORM OFFICE AGUSAN DEL NORTE J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City Telefax No. (085) 341-3154 Tel. No. (085) 342-1613 INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Agrarian Reform –Agusan del Norte Provincial Office (DARPO), through its Bids and Awards committee, is inviting bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the following services.

This took place in the City of Buena Park at the Veterans Hall of the Ehler’s Community Center. The remaining members present were Kagay-anons of Southern California, Bukidnon Association of California, Zamboanga City Children’s Foundation, Iligan/Lanao del Norte Assocation and Oroquieta Charity Foundation. During the assembly, officials took turns in explaining why it was necessary to restructure the organization. This came down to the approval of the new organization’s provisional bylaws. To guide and lead the organization towards objectives it first elected an interim board of directors.

Those elected as interim officers are veteran leaders of various Mindanao Associations. Elected were Roy Gaane (this writer) as president, Elvin Smoyer - VP, Betsy Moscal - Secretary, Bella Cristobal – Treasurer, Keith Venadas – Auditor, Merle Luminarias and Norma Navarro as co–PRO, Bert Valiente and Gerlou Gaane as Members at Large. The roles of the interim officers, mostly former presidents of their respective organizations is to recruit more leaders and members and work for the tax-exemption feature of the newly restructured organization. The objectives and purposes of the organization remain the same. In general they are to relieve the poor, distressed and underprivileged people specifically in Mindanao, combat delinquency by providing education to the youth and provide assistance relief to victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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to town with guns a blazing. Under the leadership of led Prosecutor Niel Tupas, they announced to media that Mr. Corona had an unbelievable 52 real properties in Metro Manila. It turned out in the trial proper that Corona and his wife only owned five properties. Then, we must add to the fact that the impeachment complaint, made up originally of seven articles, was defective and did not include any accusation about ill gotten wealth. We must take note that the said 82 dollar accounts presented by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales were not corroborated or confirmed by anyone from the five banks nor certified as accurate by officials of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLAC). Can the Senate Impeachment Court take the testimony of Ombudsman Morales as gospel truth. Then, there is the nagging question if the Ombudsman was free from malice when she made the disclosure in the Senate? Again, we the citizenry should be wary about the Ombudsman. First, she is the appointee of President Aquino who, of course, everyone know is more than mad at Chief Justice Corona. Secondly, she is the first cousin of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio who is accused of being too eager to assume as Chief Justice. Then, there is also one point that we all must remember. The

impeachment trial is not only a judicial process but also political in nature. And as I have pointed out in an earlier column, the possibility of acquittal is not remote, at all. So, even if there are legal basis or evidence sufficient to convict Corona it remains likely that he will stay in office because of a possible acquittal on political grounds. If we draw the battle along political lines, senators belonging to the Liberal Party are not enough to ensure an outright acquittal. The are only five of them, namely: Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto, Francis Pangilinan, Teofisto Guingona III and Antonio Trillanes. They might be joined by Edgardo Angara, Sergio Osmena III, Panfilo Lacson and Allan Peter Cayetano. But seven more votes are needed to clinch a conviction. On the other hand, those perceived or suspected at this early point in time to be supportive of an acquittal for Corona are Senators Joker Arroyo, Mirriam Defensor Santiago, Ferdinand Marcos,Jr., Ramon Revilla,Jr., Lito Lapid and Manuel Villar. With six senators, Corona only needs two more votes to runaway laughing with an acquittal. This is why the votes of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Tito Sotto, Jinggoy Estrada and the re-electionist senators led by Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero will be pivotal to the final outcome or decision of the trial. Samantala, maghulaan muna tayo. Mahatulan ba o makalusot si Corona?

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I. SUBDIVISION SURVEY OF NEW LANDS WITH AN AGGREGATE AREA OF 1,366 HECTARES, ALL LOCATED IN AGUSAN DEL NORTE a. Rent of EIGHT (8) units Total Station for a duration of 115 days Sub-Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) – P 2,760,000.00 b. Rent of a 1 unit GPS for a duration of 8 days Sub-Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) - P32,000.00 TOTAL APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT = P2,792,000.00 II. SUBDIVISION SURVEY OF COLLECTIVE CLOAS WITH A TOTAL AGGREGATE AREA OF 1,390 HECTARES, ALL LOCATED IN AGUSAN DEL NORTE a. Rent of FOUR (4) units Total Station for a duration of 150 days APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) – P1,800,000.00 Bidders may obtain further information, inspect and acquire bidding documents from: JOSEPHINE P. CENIZA BAC Secretariat PARO I/ARISP Office Provincial Agrarian Reform Office J. Rosales Ave., Butuan City A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application to the above office, and upon payment of non-refundable fee of PHP7,000.00 for Item I and PHP5,000.00 for Item II. Issuance of bid documents will be on May 17, 2012 to May 29, 2012. Pre-bidding conference will be on May 30, 2012. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by pertinent provisions of R.A. No. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and management preference considering track record and urgency. All bids must be accompanied by bid security, in any form (Cash, Certified Check, Cashiers Check, Manager’s Check) and equivalent to 1% of the ABC, irrevocable letter of credit/bank guarantee of 1.5% of the ABC, or surety bond of 2% of the ABC with a validity period of 120 calendar days. Bids will be opened at the DAR Provincial Office, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City on June 14, 2012, 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon, in the presence of bidder’s representative who will choose to attend. The DARPO reserves the right to accept or reject any bids and to cancel the bidding process at any time prior to award of the contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders or any obligation to inform the affected bidders of the reason for employer’s action. Management preferences are bidders with previous performance record with this office and have no other existing contract with any entity or office. (SGD.) MARO ESTRELLA S. BUQUE Chairperson, Bids and Awards Committee

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the KMU said, the Department of Labor and Employment still failed to effect the regularization of contractual workers. To mark the six-month confirmation of the uselessness of Department Order 18-A Series of 2011 in protecting job security, workers led by progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) picketed the labor department’s office last May 14 and condemned the Aquino government for promoting the exploitative employment scheme rather than seeking to stop it. It’s been six months and we’re still not seeing contractuals being regularized en masse,” said Roger Soluta, secretary general of KMU. Instead, he noted that “capitalists have just shortened contracts with service contractors or fired workers before they reach five or six months.” Aquino consistent in cutting down workers’ wages Contrary to the supposed intent of the labor department order, the progressive labor center said it is actually “a license for contractual employment.” It is not the first time the DO 18, or an order with similar content, was released by the labor department. In all its versions, though, labor groups complained that its supposed role in banning unfair employment schemes is just an empty promise. The KMU calls its promise “a hoax.” “It was easy to see that DOLE’s hype for regularization is just a hoax,” Soluta said. He pointed to workers’ experience in Philippine Air Lines, where the Aquino government helped the Lucio Tan-led airline to ram contractualization down the throats of at least 2,600 more HOUSE FOR RENT 2 Bedrooms 1 Storage-room P3,500.00 per month

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Corporation, Energy Development Corporation, Steag State Power Inc., the National Grid Corpora-

tion of the Philippines and Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation, developers of Primavera Residences. Ms. Waga said the forum will focus on the technical aspects of the Mindanao Power Development Plan and its role in the current power crisis sweeping the island. Although most of the participants would be convention delegates, she added it would also be open to the general public. Undersecretary Josefina Patricia M. Asirit, Chief of Staff of the Department of Energy, will present the status of the Mindanao Power Development Plan which was conceived by the National Power Corporation in the 1980s. Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, president of the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) which hosts the Institute of Power Sector Economics (IPSEC), will next present the think tank’s proposal to update the plan with new developments which have arisen after the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) went into effect in 2004 and options for power development with “Transitions to sustainable power in Mindanao (How to get it right)”. Engr. Maxim Adiong, head for Mindanao Systems Operations of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), will next present a Status Report on the Load Curtailment of the Mindanao Grid and Related Issued to be followed by Engr. Rudy P. Brioso, vice president for Mindanao-Generation of the National Power Corporation, will discuss how the present situation affecting

the grid arose and what is being undertaken on the supply side to address it. Five discussants representing the generation companies (suppliers), consumers, private utilities and electric cooperatives would next present their reactions to the previous presentations: Engr. Ernesto B. Pantangco, executive vice president, Energy Development Corporation; Mr. Manuel M. Orig, Vice President for Mindanao, Aboitiz Power Corp., Engr. David A. Tauli, spokesperson of the Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers; Ralph U. Paguio, vice president, CEPALCO (private utilities) and Clint Djanggo G. Pacana, executive director, Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO). An open forum to address queries not covered by the presentations and reactors will cap the afternoon’s forum, Ms. Waga said. The IIEE 2012 Midyear National Convention will commence on May 23 with the registration, Socials, Sports and Skills Competitions and mini-exhibit, said Ramil L. Ombina, REE, President CDOC 2012 Host Chapter. A plant and eco-tour has been arranged by the host IIEE- Cagayan de Oro Chapter on the same date to Camiguin Island where participants can get a firsthand look at the Camiguin Submarine Cable, Island Distribution System and visit Camiguin’s tourism attractions such as the HibokHibok Volcano, Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hot Springs, White Island, Walkway Stations of the Cross and Sunken Cemetery.

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