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Cleansing of Armm poll process sought By DIONISIO P. TUBIANOSA

THERE’S a need to change public perception that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) is the electoral cheating capital of the Philippines, according to two Mindanao lawmakers. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party-list, Abante Mindanao) filed House Resolution 2252 directing the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms to conduct an inquiry on the possible electoral reforms that should be made in the Armm.

“The Armm is perceived by many to be the electoral cheating capital of the country with reports of ghost voters, ghost precincts and prefabricated results that include the manufactured certificates of canvass,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said this issue is one of the reasons why the POLL/PAGE 9

Police trap escaping drug suspect in chase By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga with JOEL PORTUGAL, Correspondent

BUTUAN City––A Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the local police Public Safety Company collared an escaping drug suspect in Barangay San Ignacio here on Tuesday. Authorities identified the suspect as Alikan Umpar Diamla a native of Marawi City and residing in Purok 9, Barangay Limaha here. Police said the SWAT team led by Senior Insp. Christian Rafols II were on foot patrol at around 4:20 p.m. in POLICE/PAGE 9

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‘Journos’ have rights, too: NUJP

AS the world commemorates International Labor Day, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) salutes and extends solidarity to the workers, particularly to the men and women who toil in “our independent press.” Indeed, while physical attacks and other attempts to suppress press freedom continue to be a major concern of Filipino media workers, there are other threats they have to contend with on a daily basis. It is one of the greatest ironies that many Filipino journalists who write about the plight of our workers are themselves victims of the same exploitative system that keeps the toiling masses from enjoying the real fruits of their labor. Mo s t m e d i a w or k ers work for substandard compensation, at times in locations and situations that often expose them to harm. Many are required to solicit PESTERED AGAIN AND AGAIN. Motorists and passengers, for the nth times, ads to earn commissions are getting annoyed over the monstrous traffic jam along Claro M. Recto in Cagayan in lieu of wages and often de Oro. Problem is, no one from the city’s Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) forced to accept additional sidelines to augment their is present to man the heavy traffic. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit take home pay. Many others are deprived EATHER PDATE of the right to security of At 2 a.m. yesterday, the Low Pressure Area tenure. (LPA) was estimated based on satellite And we do not talk only and surface data at 90-kilometer West of the correspondents and Southwest of Dumaguete City (9.0°N, stringers but also many of 122.5°E). Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will experience those who work for some cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms of the largest media outfits, while the rest of Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies with where contractualization – scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The coastal waand yes, even outsourcing ters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. – is fast becoming the norm. SOURCE : PAGASA JOURNOS/PAGE 9

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Last tranche of government pay hike takes effect June 1 By CRIS DIAZ Associate Editor

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) will source savings amounting to P2.7 billion from this year’s national budget to release one month in advance the last tranche of the Salary Standardization Law III (SSL III) on June 1. DBM Secretary Floren- AQUINO

• Local gov’t salary increase depends on savings and SP approval • Contractual workers and job orders are not covered by the pay hike • Members of the house are not also covered by the increase cio Abad said the additional budget will bring to P21.7 billion the total budget for the last tranche of the SSL III, originally set for implementation on July 1, 2012 and will be charged against this year’s Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund.

President B enigno Aquino III on Tuesday announced the early implementation of the SSL III as his gift to national government employees for this year’s Labor Day celebration. Abad, however, cited that employees of govern-

ment-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) may also receive the last tranche of the SSL III starting June 1 “provided that they have the financial capability to do so.”

Budget for the salary increase of GOCC and GFI employees will be charged against their respective corporate funds in the approved corporate operating budgets. Relatively, employees of local government units PAY HIKE/PAGE 9

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PH to get cutter from US to build maritime defense By PAT SAMONTE BUTUAN City––The United States of America will turn over to the Philippines a High Endurance cutter this year as the two countries agreed to strengthen maritime presence in Philippine waters. In a report published by rap-

pler.com, the two countries have issued a joint statement following a Ministerial Dialogue agreeing to, among others, “cooperate on building the Philippines’ maritime security presence and capabilities and strengthening its maritime domain awareness in order to contribute to national defense and enhance regional

security related to issues such as illegal fishing, transnational crime, and natural disasters.” The statement added, “the US intends to transfer a second High Endurance cutter to the Philippines this year.” The talks were held amid a standoff between China and the Philippines in the disputed

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY Regional Office X & XIII SE JO LIM Bldg., Gemilina St., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City Application for the Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a Liner service in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied routes for the carriage of passengers and to charge deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. MARILOU B. PASOK, ROMEO TAMPARONG ROMUALDO LAGBUNAN Applicant.

CASE NO. CDOR 12-005 CASE NO. CDOR 12-006 CASE NO. CDOR 12-007 (R.A. 9295)

ORDER This refers to the Applications for Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate his vessel/s MBCA HONEY, MBCA ROSEMARIE & MBCA ALAMAT 2005, pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR under the following schedule of trips:

Applicants shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 02 May 2012 at 10:30 o’ clock in the morning at the MARINA R. O. X Office, SE JO LIM Bldg., Cagayan de Oro City. The Applicants shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the applications are deemed submitted for resolution/decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the cases are submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable Administrator, EMERSON M. LORENZO, this 24th day of April 2012, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

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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 NELA A. ORONG AND RONAN C. RAPUSALA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012 033

NELA A. ORONG AND RONAN C. RAPUSALA Petitioners. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT th 4 Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES JEEPRE J. ALONZO AND ARCHILLE D. MIGUEL-ALONZO.

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-032

JEEPRE J. ALONZO AND ARCHILLE D. MIGUEL-ALONZO, Petitioners. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

ORDER

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on November 29, 2003 at Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court, both of than can be served with summons and notices at their residence at Salvador Lluch St, Poblacion, Iligan City and Poblacion, Lagonglong, Misamis DEFENSE/PAGE 7 Oriental 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 2005, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Memorandum of Agreement or Divorce by Talaq to make their separation permanent, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on May 18, 2012 at 9:00 am. 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 news paper 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 25th day of April, 2012.

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 3, 10 & 17, 2012

security and the freedom of navigation.” “We should be able to work together to build the Philippine minimum credible defense posture, especially in upholding maritime security”, Gazmin said. Clinton said the meetings of four key national security officials of both countries, :allows us to write a new chapter together in our alliance.” The Philippines and China have been on a stand-

off in a dispute over Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea with both nations stationing their vessels there for three weeks now to assert their sovereignty. The Philippines says it owns the Scarborough because the shoal falls within its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone recognized by international law. The Philippines has called for arbitration through the United Nations to end the dispute but China has refused.

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of ESTRELLA C. ESCOSURA, who died intestate in General Luna, Surigao del Norte on April 16, 2010, left the following real property duly registered with the Register of Deeds, Surigao del Norte; Transfer Certificate of Title No. 160-2011000062 (Derived from Original Certificate of Title No. 13555) A parcel of land (Lot No. 9286, Case 9, Cad-789-D situated at Barangay 5, Poblacion, General Luna, Surigao del Norte. Containing an area of NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY-THREE (9,293) square meters, more or less, declared in the name of Hermes C. Escosura et. Al. under Tax Declaration No. 07-10-0509136, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and entered into by herein surviving legitimate heirs of ESTRELLA C. ESCOSURA namely; LUCITA E. COMANDANTE, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of General Luna, Surigao del Norte; TOMASITA E. SALVALOZA, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of General Luna, Surigao del Norte; ALMA E. MUNEZ, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Davao City; LINDA E. TEVES, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Cebu City; ERNESTO C. ESCOSURA, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of General Luna, Surigao del Norte; HERMES C. ESCOSURA, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Surigao City; JOELITO C. ESCOSURA, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Cebu City; herein after referred to as HEIRS-VENDORS, for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND Philippine currency (Php175,000) receipt of which in full is hereby acknowledge, the HEIRS-VENDORS do by these presents Sell, Transfer, and Convey unto said VENDEE, ZARA TEODORA B. CABANLET, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Mandumol, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, referred to here as, hereinafter referred to as VENDEE, here heirs and assigns, by way of absolute sale, free from all liens and encumbrances, a portion of the subject property with an area of Five Hundred (500) square meters particularly described in the survey plan prepared by Engineer Rene Y. Macalos as Lot 9286-B-2-A, as per Doc. No. 307; Page No. 62; Book No. 14; Series of 2012, under Notary Public of MARISSE GAY G. LICO. MDN: APRIL 26, MAY 3, & 10, 2012

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 JULIUS OMAR D. LEONARDO and STEPHANIE GRACE P. CABACUNGAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-028

JULIUS OMAR D. LEONARDO and STEPHANIE GRACE P. CABACUNGAN Petitioners. Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court is a verified petition for issuance of decree of divorce and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on February 18,1995 at Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. Petitioner-Wife was converted to Islam Faith, of which conversion to Islam was duly registered with this Court. Petitioners are residents of Liangan, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte and Cocogrove, Poblacion, Iligan 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 the herein petitioners that reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in 2005 thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, and thereby executed a Memorandum of Agreement or Divorce by Talaq to make their separation permanent, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of this case on May 18, 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 once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 25th day of April 2012.

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Scarborough Shoal off Zambales. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday morning (Manila time). Clinton said the US government “opposes the threat or use of force by any party in settling territorial disputes in the South China Sea.” Clinton made it clear that the “US does not take sides in sovereignty disputes in South China, as a Pacific power,” but stressed, that it has “an interest in ensuring freedom of navigation in the sea lanes in the region.” Lamenting the poor state of the armed forces, the Philippines appealed for US and international help in building a “minimum credible defense” amid an escalating territorial dispute with China. Del Rosario said, “It sounds terribly painful for the Philippines but more painful is the fact that this is true, and we only have ourselves to blame for it”, in a candid assessment as Clinton and Panetta listened. “For the Philippines to be minimally relied upon as a US regional partner, it therefore behooves us to resort to all possible means to build at the very least a most minimal credible defense posture,” del Rosario said. “On our own, we will do the best we can”, he said. “Developing a minimum defense posture may however be hastened mainly through an enhancement of the activities we do together with our singular treaty (with Washington) and through a possible consideration of increased assistance that we seek at this time as well,” del Rosario said. “We are seeking a higher level of assistance from other international partners,” the Philippine top diplomat revealed. For his part, Gazmin called for the need to “intensify our mutual trust to uphold maritime

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 11, 2006 at Quezon, Bukidnon, they 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 Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Bidg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan 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 for over three (3) years now, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation, 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 11, 2006 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 May 11, 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 news paper 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 18th day of April, 2012. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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MIAP looks to global competitiveness with ‘Local Technology’ By MIKE BAÑOS, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The country’s foremost association of metalworking companies is looking to increase its global competitiveness with a little help from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). During his keynote speech at the recently concluded 25th National Convention of the Metalworking Industries Association of the Philippines (MIAP), Department of Science and Technology Mario G. Montejo said the domestic metalworking industries should focus on making ‘local technology’ work to lower costs of imported technologies by as much as 75 percent. “Competitiveness can be enhanced by cutting edge technology which can be developed locally,” Mr. Montejo said. He cited a local plant where a spot welding machine was being operated manually and prevented

it from attaining maximum quality as pressure and current application on welded materials were not synchronized. “A local switching technology is available that can control synchronization,” he noted. “Computer numerically controlled (CNC) is another technology that can enhance productivity.” Specifically, however, Mr. Montejo told the MIAP delegates they could focus on seven specific products for local fabrication including clay pot water filters, retorts, vacuum packaging and frying, automatic rain gauge, automatic water level sensor, steaming and drying technology to extend the shelf life of brown rice and baby food manufacturing plants. “Extending the shelf life of brown rice to seven months can help address rice shortage as the production shortfall of 10 percent has to be imported,” Mr. Montejo noted. “This is equivalent to

rice milling recovery losses due to consumption of well milled rice.” Mr. Montejo also recommended the MIAP members undertake the production of clay pot water filters with locally available clay from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro. “Bulua clay is already tested and passes the specification. This is part of nanotechnology. The cost is only P300. This can serve one family for one year and is cheaper than mineral water,” he added. Other products using DOST proven technology recommended by the secretary to MIAP for adoption included food processing machineries and technologies such as retort, dehydrator, vacuum drying and immersion freezer; and manufacturing technology to address malnutrition such as baby food developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) which DOST is targeting one plant per region. “We are continuing technology developments

DOST Sec. Mario G. Montejo with officers of the MIAP National Chapter during the 25th MIAP National Convention held April 20-21 in Cagayan de Oro City. (MIAPCDO Photo) in collaboration with DA, DTI and associations like MIAP,” Mr. Montejo said. Mr. Montejo also cautioned MIAP delegates not to neglect their human resources. “We need to develop manpower which is also in

PPI celebrates world press freedom day FOR the first time, the Embassy of the United States in Manila has partnered with the Philippine Press Institute in conducting simultaneous programs in seven areas for the World Press Freedom Day. On May 4, various programs will be conducted in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bulacan, Gen. Santos, Baguio, and Cagayan de Oro with PPI members in said areas at the helm. The main focus of each program is decriminalizing libel which is an offshoot of the two forums on the subject conducted at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Orchid Garden Suites organized by the PPI and the

Philippine Press Council. The third leg should build on initiatives from the two forums in providing venues to further discuss libel and other topics that affect the media industry. Other topics such as the freedom of information act, killings of journalists, ethics, media accountability, right of reply, and press freedom are a host of media-related subjects that can be chosen by each area as attendant or accompanying segment for its own program. The World Press Freedom Day activity is the first regional initiative following the 16th National Press Forum from April 23 to 24

at Traders Hotel Manila, which among other topics, also discussed libel in the industry forum. The U.S. Embassy found it an advantage to be conducting the programs in the areas that have American Corners in De La Salle University-Manila, St. Louis University in Baguio, University of San Carlos in Cebu, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro, and Ateneo de Davao University which are venues for the simultaneous celebrations. Bulacan will have Bulacan State University and Notre Dame University in General Santos as partneruniversities. In Manila, U.S. Embassy press and information of-

ficer Tina Malone will give the opening remarks. On January 31 this year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) released a resolution declaring the country’s libel law discordant with the provision in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that upholds free expression as a right. The Philippine is the lone signatory of the international protocol in Southeast Asia. The Committee holds the country’s dated and draconian criminal libel law “incompatible with Article 19, paragraph 3 of the ICCPR” or freedom of expression.

Children flood survivors complete fun, social enhancement workshop HELP-CDO in cooperation with Angels of Hope – a group of benevolent Cagay-anons based in the United States and their local counterparts Bangon Kagay-an and Kagayan Kaniadto Community Chat has finally completed the 10 Saturdays of stress debriefing and psycho-social intervention program on 42 children survivor children coming from Biasong, Macasandig. These children have been selected from among the various areas affected because, aside from Sitio Cala-cala, they were the most adversely affected, with over a dozen of friends and relatives confirmed dead and still missing during the onslaught of Typhoon Sendong last December 17, 2012. According to KKCC President Henrick U. Garcia, the groups decided to choose these children as the beneficiaries of

this project because “they are the ones who really lack the understanding of the causes and effects of events and simply rely on daily routines for stability.” Project Director Monina A. Pimentel further emphasized the need to address the

children’s fears among which include that: “the event will happen again just like before and that someone they love will get hurt or killed. This program is about love and caring, it cannot be a one-time activity as it is important to follow-through on the develop-

ment of these children.” After nine Saturdays of Art works, counseling, socialization, singing, dancing, film showing and other psychosocial enhancing activities, the program will finally culminated with a commencement program which started at 9:00 A.M. at the Tropical Resort in Bulua last April 29. Right after lunch, the children went swimming as a form of immersion, to finally take away their fear of water. Bangon Kagay-an KKCC wishes to thank in behalf of their groups, Goldelynne T. Go of Help CDO and Peppet Ilogon of Angels of Hope for helping in the funding for this three month-long activity. After all, as Bangon Kagay-an Chairman Nixon A. Baban would put it, “by helping these kids, we have actually helped ourselves.”

demand abroad,” he noted. “If we train many, even if they go abroad, there will be some that will be left behind to man our local industry. DOST will help conduct this training through the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) he added. Virgilio F. Lanzuela, MIAP national president, said the association will focus its efforts in supporting the DOST’s seven special projects for the metalworking sector. “We are committed to collaborate and partner with DOST particularly in research and development for design and innovations in the metalworking industry,” Mr. Lanzuela said. “MIAP aims to undertake capacity building to make its members more productive through these DOST projects which would eventually become our product lines,” he said. “To achieve this, we are committed to par-

ticipate in the formulation of road maps for specific industry sectors, and we shall use these projects as a vehicle or tool to attract new members and retain our existing ones.” Mr. Lanzuela was elected to a second straight term during the 25th MIAP National Convention hosted by the MIAP-Cagayan de Oro Chapter headed by Pres. Raymund M. Paras. MIAP has 18 autonomous chapters nationwide and is now considering the application for membership of new chapters from CALABARZON and Negros. “We at MIAP are privileged to be part of this event in crafting the roadmap of the metalworking sector. As a gesture of gratitude we are taking a bold stance by accepting the challenge as one of the government partners in working towards improving productivity in the metal sector,” said Mr. Lanzuela.

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Do you have connections? THINK a minute. A cartoon showed a thief wearing a mask and pointing his gun at a frightened woman. He yelled at her: “Give me your valuables!” The woman in the cartoon grabbed her FRIENDS, and started putting them into the bag. Clearly, the person who drew that cartoon understands the value of friendships. For you and I to have success and happiness, we must have close connections with other people. Everybody needs somebody. There are few things as lonely and sad as going through a painful experience all alone. One wise man said: “Friendships are the food of life. To love and be loved is the greatest success and happiness there is.”

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst Robert Louis Stevenson stated: “No person is a failure, if he has a friend.” And one guy said: “A major goal in my life is to end up with eight friends who are willing to carry my casket.” At the end of our life, it’s not how much money we have that shows our worth, but the number of close friends we still have. Not only should our friendships be close and caring connections, they should be constructive connections: friends who build

you up, instead of pull you down. We can’t choose our relatives, but we can choose our friends. So choose your friends carefully. They will either make you or break you! Make sure your good friends are good people—who make you a better person. And remember, friends are not just a way to get what we need, they ARE what we need! If all you need friends for is to use them to get

something else, then that’s all you’ll end up with: something else and no friends. God gave us things to use, and people to love and enjoy. So do you have connections—true friends who care? It starts with the best friend you’ll ever have. He loves you so much He gave His life to share it with you. But the only way you can enjoy His peace and prosperity is to become His close friend. Today you can get connected to Jesus Christ and start enjoying His friendship and good life. Just ask Him to forgive you, and to take charge of your heart everyday. He’ll not only give you happier friendships and better connections, but He’ll make you a better friend to others. Just Think a Minute.

Wages reflect economic policies ACCORDING to the National Wages and Productivity Commission, the Philippines have the highest daily minimum wage compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Current minimum wage for Metro Manila workers is P389.00-P426.00 or $8.83$9.67 per day. The lowest is Cambodia with a minimum wage rate of $2.03 (P86.15 at current peso-dollar exchange rates) Cris Diaz per day, Vietnam $2.21 - $3.16 (P93.70P104.10) per day, Indonesia $2.68-$4.96 (P113.70 – P210.48), and Thailand $5.03 - $7.00 (P213.45 –P297.05). China’s daily minimum wage is $3.72-$6.91 (P157.86 – P293.23). On Labor Day, workers were expecting that the government would accede to a P514 daily minimum wage or an increase of P125.00 per day. President Benigno S. Aquino, III, presented a ‘surprise gift’ on May 1 – he did not concede to a new wage hike. Actually, the Senate Committee on Labor approved the proposed P125 daily wage increase under House Bill 345 in January 2007. The Senate approved implementation of the proposed minimum wage for over a three-year period - P45 in the first year starting Jan. 2007, P40 in the second, and another P40 in the third year. However, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) worked for the President to veto the bill since higher labor cost will drive investment away. Implementation of the bill will also decrease job creation and discourage the country’s competitiveness in the export market. The Congressional Planning and Budget Development argued that the legislative act is necessary to address poverty threshold level estimated at P18, 000 per month

for a family of five in 2007. The passage of the bill was important in order to make up the average minimum wage at that time so that minimum wage earners would be able to cross the poverty threshold line. A family of five should have a monthly P90, 000 to cross the poverty threshold line. The computation is based where each individual in a family of five earns P18, 000 a month. In other words, the P18, 000 per month earning is only good for a single person. The discrepancy of this projected monthly income is reflective on approved daily minimum wage in various regions in the country. In Region 10, the current minimum wage for nonagricultural workers, under wage order number 13 as of Nov. 16, 2007, is P229 – P244. The agriculture sector’s daily minimum wage is P217-P232. Having elected in office in 2010, President Aquino (himself not affected) could not accept the labor sectors’ demand for wage increase else, it would mean accepting the worsening economic condition of the country. It is, however, disturbing to say that the Philippines have the highest daily minimum wage in Southeast Asia. Presenting a comparative minimum wage against other Southeast Asian country is a flimsy argument. Government economists did not explain that the cause of wage increases is necessary for people to equate the purchasing power of the currency. It only shows that goods and services in the Philippines are much expensive compared to countries in Southeast Asia where the minimum wage is lower. By far, economic planners in the Philippines could not set standard value for goods and services because of erroneous economic projections. In the end, the present economic condition is reflective of the government’s financial and economic ineptitude. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

Are casinos really bad for Cagayan de Oro THE great majority of Cagayan de Oro citizens are against having a casino in Cagayan de Oro. To them, I apologize because I would like to see a casino in the city but not the kind of casino that the majority has envisioned. I believe that when we speak of casino, the first thing that comes to mind is gambling. I believe that the majority in Cagayan de Oro are behind the times when it comes to casino. It is probably because I have lived in the U.S. for more than half of my life that

As Far As I Know Roy Gaane, West Covina, California makes my mental outlook different than when I lived in Cagayan de Oro. In the United States, casinos are in almost every state most specially if there are Indian reservations. Poverty stricken Indian reservations are allowed to

have casinos to give them work, get out of drugs and alcohol. Part of the proceeds of the Indian casinos goes to the tribal members. In the U.S. cockfights are banned because it fosters cruelty to animals. It is considered inhumane. In

Cagayan de Oro, cockfighting is allowed, never mind if it is mainly for gambling and never mind if the rest rooms are unsanitary. On the other hand, opening a casino in Cagayan de Oro is not allowed because they think it is purely for gambling. Really? Not all who go to casinos in the U.S. are gamblers. I know of priests, friends of mine, who have gone inside casinos for socializing, not for gambling although sometimes friends would give them money just for CASINOS/PAGE 8


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DOH advises leprosy-stricken persons to seek health aid

CARAGA Region - DOHCaraga has urged those affected with leprosy to visit the health centers. Regional Leprosy Coordinator Arlene Serrano said, anti-leprosy medicines from World Health Organization (WHO) are available only, for free, at health centers. Leprosy hotspots in the Philippines are Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Cebu City, Davao City, Tawi-tawi, Sulu and Metro Manila. Cases are also reported in Caraga Region, said DOH-13 PIO Sunshine Alipayo.

DAR, NIA sign MOA on agrarian infra support

NORTHERN Mindanao - DAR-10 and NIA-10 have agreed to co-implement the institutional development component of Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP) Phase III in Cagayan de Oro. DAR-10 Director Felix Aguhob and NIA-10 Manager Felix Razo signed the agreement. Financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ARISP III puts up of irrigation and drainage facilities, post-harvest facilities, farm-to-market roads, potable water supply and institutional development.

SuriSur agrees to stop rice importation

TANDAG City - The Philippines can already do away with rice importation by 2013, predicts Provincial Agriculturist Marcos Quico. He said, the way DA is supporting the province, as seen in its disbursement of funds, is proof enough that Secretary Proceso Alcala is “serious” in solving the rice shortage problem in the country. Secretary Alcala reportedly plans to stop rice importation by next year.

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BIR tax collections in Region 10, up By RUTCHIE CABAHUG-AGUHOB OZAMIZ City - A total of P5.81 billion in tax revenues was collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR-16) last year, exceeding by P706.32 million the collection in previous year. BIR-16 Director Alberto S. Olasiman said, by tax type, income taxes remained the top revenue earner with P3.74 billion collection, exceeding by P604.89 million previous year’s collection. This was followed by the value added taxes (VAT), which also increased from P1.35 billion to P1.38 billion with an excess of P25.97 million, or 2.0 percent. Percentage taxes, also increased from P230.89 million to P305.82 million with an excess of P74.93 million or 32 percent and excise taxes, from P1.16 million to P1.80 million, with an excess of P642,261.55 or 55 percent. RCA/jdelpf )

GSIS provides more responsive services to members By KIM RIGONAN and NORALEE DENISE LLUCH CAGAYAN de Oro City The Board of Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is formulating and reviewing their policies to bring better services to members and pensioners. During the dialogue with the public sector unions here, Trustee Karina Constantino-David elaborated some of the present initiatives, such as increasing access of members and pensioners, through the renewed partnership with the

Land Bank of the Philippines as additional service bank in the deployment of more Wireless Automated

renewal of active status for pensioners, revised survivorship policy that allows survivors to receive pension even if they are receiving income or pension from other sources, and the adoption of the choice of loans amortization schedule for pensioners which gives retirees the freedom to choose the settlement mode of their loan obligations. The Board also formulated a new policy reducing the interest rate for Processing System kiosks emergency loans from eight across the country. percent to six percent, and Other initiatives, the waiving the one percent cancellation of annual service fee for the loan.

Maramag – NorMin’s new tourism highway (1st of two parts)

NorMin coops increase capital

NORTHERN Mindanao – As of end of December 2011, the 1,436 cooperatives in Northern Mindanao have accumulated a paid-up capital 0.79 percent higher than that of the previous year. CDA-10 Director Orlando Ravanera said during the period, the number of cooperatives also increased from 1,354 to 1,436 or 6.06 percent, while the number of members from 264,226 to 267,569 or 1.27 percent.

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More new company rules On lunch break : Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more to become healthy; normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get balanced meal and maintain their average figure; fat people get 5 minutes for lunch because that’s all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill. (Siddu S Hosageri)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT God has put you where you are right now for a reason. You are there to bless, to inspire and to create a positive influence. You are there because God can use you to be his hand, feet and mouth to carry out his work. Continue to be a blessing always in everything you do. (contributed by Mr. Al Casiño, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City)

By RUBY LEONORA R. BALISTOY BUKIDNON – Famous for its cool crystal-blue spring waters abundantly flowing, with the legendary Musuan Peak straddling in the famed state-owned Central Mindanao University, Maramag town has become the new tourism highway in Northern Mindanao. With a population of 116,600 people spread across 20 barangays, Maramag prides herself being Mindanao’s top source of fresh carabao (water buffalo) milk and other end-products, such as chocolate milk, pastillas de leche (milk candies) and cookies—available in the

display center just along the national highway, inside the Philippine Carabao Center. Maramag serves as the nodal point of the major national roads of the province to different places in Mindanao. When travelling by public land transport, Maramag is three hours from Cagayan de

Types of lung cancer THERE are two main types of lung cancer, distinguished by the appearance of the cancer cells under a microscope. Small-cell lung cancer is the more aggressive of the two, meaning it can spread quickly to other parts of the body early in the disease. It is strongly tied to cigarette use and rarely seen in nonsmokers. Non-small-cell lung cancer grows more slowly and is more common, accounting for almost 90% of all lung cancers. (WebMD)

Oro City (north reference); three hours from Davao City (south-east); two hours from Wao, Lanao del Sur (west); and five hours from General Santos City. A cool haven As temperature surges this summer, it’s comforting to know that there is a safe place for those who seek

peace and tranquility. Mayor Alicia PaulicanResus said the MGM Mountain Resort, Edlimar Farm and Spring Resort, Regidor Spring Resort and Waig Crystal Spring Resort are perfect places to go, as its surrounding lush forests and cool waters allow you to relax with privacy. BY ROWJOE S. FELICILDA M›ÃÊÙ®ƒ½ CƒÄ‘›Ù IÄ¥ÊÙÃã®ÊÄ PÙʹ›‘ã


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Top 10 kids among 50 campers to be selected as 2012 Jr. NBA All Star Team THE 2012 Jr. NBA Philippines Program presented by Alaska reaches its climax May 3 and 4 at the University of the Philippines Gym in Diliman and at the SM Mall of Asia on Saturday May 5 as 50 of the most promising young cagers of the land take part in the Jr. NBA National Training Camp. NBA Legend and former Chicago Bull Luc Longley and Alaska coaches led by Jojo Lastimosa will r un t he camp for the boys aged 10-14 who topped their respective regional selection camps in Puerto Princesa, Cagayan de Oro, Pampanga, Manila and the Alaska Power Camp earlier this month. Longley will conduct an NBA Cares activity at the end of the training camp. The 40 players selected as the b est f rom their respective regions are :

Arnold Cagang, Jepher Egan, Ian de la Cruz, Lorenz Viajar, Lui B esa, Felixberto Jaboneta, Arnie Padilla, Arvid Ong and Zachary Juang from the Cagayan de Oro Camp; Randolf Erickson Marcelo, Gi lb er t C ague, Samuel Abuhilijeh, John Ronald Mayor, Miguel Kristoffer Abila, Omar Pius Mangadam, Patrick Sison, Aljun Jay Melecio, Tommy York G e dar i a, Juan Carlo Garcia, Bryan Joshua Lina, Camillus Altamirano, Joshua Francis Callejo, Aaron Ivan Reyes, Aoki Estacio and Patrick R amirez from the Manila Camp; Paul Dagunan, Himel Samante, John Mark Bentulan, Lorenzo Carlos, and Miguel Raphael Jison from the Puerto Princesa Camp; and Rico Soliman, Pawan Singh, Diesel Jericho Malonzo, Polo Alberto Dayrit, Anton Miguel

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARINA LANQUINO NASIAD has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from EDUARDO to FELIPE, JR. in the birth certificate of EDUARDO DALMAN HINOGUIN who was born on 04 AUGUST 1964 at DIMATALING, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES and whose parents are FELIPE M. HINOGUIN AND ESTER DALMAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 08 May 2012. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: APR 26, MAY 3, 2012

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL (08822) 724854; (088) 857-4029; 857-4035; 857-2048

PURSUANT to City Ordinance No. _______________, you are hereby cited for violating Ordinance No. _________________________ with the corresponding penalty of _______________________________ _ (P_________). You are hereby ordered to pay the administrative fine within seventy two hours (72) from receipt hereof at the Office of the City Treasurer.

ORDINANCE NO. 12139-2011 AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE ISSUANCE OF ORDINANCE VIOLATION RECEIPT (OVR) OR CITATION TICKET TO VIOLATORS OR OFFENDERS OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ORDINANCES, PROVIDING GUIDELINES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

_____________________________ Issuing Officer/Deputized Agent

Whereas, many penal and regulatory ordinances of the City have not been effectively implemented for lack of appropriate and practical mechanisms especially in the apprehension of violators thereof; Whereas, the issuance of Citation Ticket or Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR) to any person found violating such ordinance would facilitate the apprehension of offenders and imposition of applicable penalties; Whereas, it is imperative to put safeguards to prevent abuses in the implementation of this Ordinance;

_____________________________ Office/Precinct No. _________________________ ____________________________ Witness Witness Note:

Now Therefore: BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (Sangguniang Panlungsod) of Cagayan de Oro in session duly assembled that: SECTION 1. – DEFINITION OF TERMS:

In case of an establishment, receipt should be issued in the name of the Chief Executive Officer, President, Manager or Head of the said establishment.

SECTION 4. – PROCEDURE IN APPREHENSION. – The following procedures shall be observed in the apprehension of any person found violating the provisions of existing ordinances:

A. Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR) or Citation Ticket – the ticket issued to person/s who is/are caught or responsible in violating Ordinances enumerated in Section 6 hereof.

(a.) Any person violating the provisions of ordinances shall be issued a Citation Ticket. Duplicate copies of Citation Ticket shall be turned over by the apprehending officer to the Office of the City Treasurer and the City Legal Officer within twenty four (24) hours from the time it was issued.

B. Sanitation Officers – are those persons authorized by the City Health Officer to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt or Citation Ticket to violators of health and sanitation regulations and ordinances. It is their duty to advice the violator/s to report to the Office of the City Mayor and pay the corresponding fine within seventy two (72) hours from issuance of the citation ticket/s at the Office of the City Treasurer.

(b.) In the apprehension of ordinance violators, the apprehending officer shall demand presentation of any valid identification card. The apprehending officer shall then indicate in the citation ticket the name and address of the offender and shall stipulate therein the specific violation and furnish copy of the citation ticket to the person apprehended.

C. Deputized Personnel – are Barangay Health Workers, members of the Barangay Police or private individuals duly authorized by the City Mayor to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt/s or Citation Ticket/s to violators caught in flagrante delicto of health and sanitation regulations and other regulatory and penal ordinances as enumerated in Section 6 hereof. D. Tax Inspectors – are those employees of the City Finance Department duly authorized by the City Treasurer to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt/s or Citation Ticket/s to violators caught in flagrante delicto of revenue or tax regulations or ordinance. E. Garbage Inspectors – are those employees of the City Public Services Office authorized by the City Public Services Officer to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt/s or Citation Ticket/s to person/s or establishment/s caught in flagrante delicto of violating the City’s Garbage Ordinance. F. Committee – shall refer to the arbitration and grievance committee which the City Legal Officer will hereafter create to determine the culpability of the violator. SECTION 2. - ISSUANCE OF OVR OR CITATION TICKETS. – 2.A.

2.B.

This ordinance authorizes all the enforcement personnel from the apprehending officers to the deputized personnel to issue Ordinance Violation Receipt (OVR) or Citation Tickets as entrusted to them and prepared by the City Mayor through the City Treasurer; The apprehending officers shall sign the OVR or Citation Tickets and issue the same to the violator of the ordinance stating therein the number and section of the ordinance violated as well as the penalty being imposed therein. The same shall be countersigned by the Police Officer accompanying the apprehending personnel, if any, or if not present by the Barangay Official or Barangay Police Member of the barangay where the violation was committed.

2.C.

The OVR or Citation Ticket issued shall serve as evidence and reference in the prosecution of the violation cases when such are brought to court as well as basis in the report of fees collected by the City Treasurer.

2.D.

In case of refusal by the violator to accept the OVR or Citation Ticket, the same shall be issued by the apprehending officer with the notation that such Citation Ticket had not been accepted by the violator. In case of a private individual, the apprehending officer shall turn over copies of the Citation Ticket to the City Legal Office and in case of an establishment, the apprehending officer shall leave a copy of the OVR in the place where the establishment is located with the same notation that such had been refused.

SECTION 3. - CONTENT. – The Citation Ticket shall include the following: Republic of the Philippines City Government of Cagayan de Oro ORDINANCE VIOLATION RECEIPT Form No. ________ Date_____________ TO: ______________________________________ (Name of Violator)

(c.) Should it come to the attention of the apprehending officer that the violator is a recidivist or is under the influence of liquor or prohibited drugs; the apprehending officer shall request for police assistance in escorting to or detaining such person at the nearest police precinct for verification. (d.) In case of business establishment found violating the ordinance, the apprehending officer shall demand the presentation of Mayor’s or Business Permit, and indicate the name and address of the owner and the corresponding Mayor’s Permit Number, the particular provision violated and furnish copy of the said citation ticket. In the event, however, that the person found violating the provisions of the Ordinance is not engaged in any occupation or business requiring a permit, his name and correct address shall be ascertained and indicated in the citation ticket. (e.) In the event an apprehended person decides to contest his/her violation or the apprehension, he/she may lodge a protest before the City Legal Officer through an Arbitration and Grievance Committee which he/she may create for the purpose of conducting investigation and hearing, and render decision thereof. The said Committee shall also take jurisdiction on complaints against abusive enforcers and cases of enforcers accepting bribes or violators offering bribes by conducting preliminary hearing of said cases and recommend appropriate administrative or criminal action to the City Mayor. SECTION 5. - WHEN COMPLAINT TO BE ISSUED. – In the event the person who was issued citation ticket fails to pay the fine stated in the citation ticket at the Office of the City Treasurer within seventy-two (72) hours from time of issuance of the citation ticket, the apprehending officer through the City Legal Office shall immediately file a complaint against such person before the courts. Aside from filing of the appropriate action before the Court, the following administrative remedies for enforcement shall be undertaken: (a) The City Legal Office shall immediately request for cancellation of the permit and the issuance of closure order from the City Mayor. SECTION 6. - LIST OF LAWS AND ORDINANCES GIVEN EMPHASIS FOR IMPLEMENTATION UNDER THIS ORDINANCE. – This ordinance specifically gives emphasis on the following laws and ordinances now existing and in force in the City of Cagayan de Oro which must be strictly enforced. The titles of the ordinances are listed herein as well as the sections thereof concerned: A. Ordinance No. 4373-94, otherwise known as the Codified Ordinance of Cagayan de Oro City: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18)

Chapter 22 – Prohibitions on Parks and Playgrounds Chapter 84 – Vandalism Chapter 87 – Fire Crackers Chapter 89 – Dumping of Dead Animals Chapter 96 – Anti-Smoking Chapter 101 – Washing of Vehicles and Overnight Parking Chapter 102 – Selling of Liquor, Etc. At Cemetery Chapter 103 – Sale of Liquor Chapter 108 – Curfew for Minors Chapter 115 – Anti-Littering Chapter 116 – Massage Clinic Chapter 117 – Food Protection Chapter 120 – Water Protection Chapter 121 – Medical, Sanitary and Health Certificates Chapter 122 – Sanitary Regulations Chapter 123 – Nuisance Chapter 130 – Dumping of Garbage Chapter 133 – Night Clubs, ETC.

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19) Chapter 142 – Jukebox B. Ordinance No. 5133-95 – An ordinance prohibiting the drinking of alcoholic liquor and other intoxicating beverages in all public plazas, parks, roads, sidewalks and alleys of the city and its barangay except on official function and providing penalty for violation thereof. C. Ordinance No. 7369-2000 - An ordinance prohibiting any person to open, destroy, vandalize or in any form desecrate coffin and/or tomb, crypt, vault, mausoleum, niche, ossuary or any form of burial place in all public and private cemeteries and providing penalty for violation thereof. D. Ordinance No. 8953-2003 - An ordinance prohibiting owners/ operators of internet cafés and similar establishments from setting up or constructing, or offering to internet users, private room/s in their respective establishments, and providing penalty for violation thereof. E. Ordinance No. 8603-2003 - an Ordinance regulating the operation of billiard hall, billiard pool hall and pool room, providing penalty for violation thereof and for other purposes F. Ordinance No. 9098-2004 - An ordinance prohibiting any person from displaying, attaching, hanging or posting streamers, stickers, decals, pamphlets, tinplates, cardboards, posters, signs, signboards, bill¬boards, or other advertising paraphernalia of whatever kind, electric or otherwise, which will give notice of advertisements and/or endorsement for any political candidate/s or party in Barangay, local and national elections at the golden friendship park or Divisoria, and providing penalty for violation thereof. G. Ordinance No. 9332-2004 – An ordinance penalizing the unauthorized tapping of telecommunications/CATV Network and outside plant and the theft and vandalism of cables and related equipment and for other purposes. H. Ordinance No. 9676-2005 - An ordinance prohibiting hydraulic mining or mining by hydraulic process in the City of Cagayan de Oro, providing penalties for violation thereof and for other purposes I. Ordinance No. 9996-2006 – An ordinance establishing a Birdstrike Hazard Zone within the two and a half miles (four kilometers) radius from the Lumbia Airport; prohibiting therein the breeding, raising, selling, domestication and game racing of pigeons and other species of flying birds, kite flying and operating of remote-controlled scale-model aircraft and the like; providing guidelines in handling birdstrike hazard; providing penalty for violation thereof; and for other purposes. J. Ordinance No. 10023-2006 – an ordinance regulating the use, extraction or drawing out of water from fire hydrants in Cagayan de Oro City, providing penalty for violation thereof and for other purposes. K. Ordinance No. 10044-2006 – An ordinance regulating the storing or stockpiling of used tires, tin cans, flower pots and other containers that can be breeding ground of mosquitoes, providing for penalty for violation thereof, and for other purposes. L. Ordinance No. 10053-2006 - an Ordinance requiring carwash establishments including gasoline stations and automotive repair shops with carwash services operating in Cagayan de Oro city to provide or construct settling catch basin for their run-off or wastewater, providing standard specifications in the construction thereof, providing penalty for its violation, and for other purposes M. Ordinance No. 10230-2006 – An ordinance prohibiting the unauthorized wearing of police and military uniforms as well as the wearing or display of any indicia of authority, including badges, insignia, emblem, identification card or clothing that shows or displays in any manner word or words such as “Army”, “Navy”, “Marines”, “Police”, “NBI”, “CIDG” or other military service commands, police units or law enforcement agencies, providing penalty for violation thereof, and for other purposes. N. Ordinance No. 10931-2008 – An ordinance regulating the installation, connection or attachment of street lighting facility in the City of Cagayan de Oro; setting the procedure for the application and approval of all new streetlight connection requests in areas under the jurisdiction of the City of Cagayan de Oro. O. Ordinance No. 10953-2008 – An ordinance mandating all gasoline stations in the City to sell fuel products regardless of the amount thereof, and providing penalty for violation thereof P. Ordinance No. 11014-2008 – An ordinance regulating the purchase and sale, trade-in, pawning or secondhand, used, pre-owned and reconditioned mobile phone within the territorial jurisdiction of Cagayan de Oro City; Providing penalties for violation thereof; and for other purposes. Q. Ordinance no. 11043-2008 - An ordinance prohibiting the playing, operation, possession and engaging in the assembly, manufacture, sale and distribution of video karera, fruit games, tulilong and similar gambling video machines in Cagayan de Oro City; providing penalties for violation thereof; and for other purposes R. Ordinance No. 11075-2008 – An ordinance mandating the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or Video Surveillance System in the premises of private establishments and public places, providing penalty for violation thereof and for other purposes. S. Ordinance No. 11246-2008 – An ordinance requiring all operators of business establishments doing business within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Cagayan de Oro to secure a business permit registration plate and annual renewal validation stickers thereof. T. Ordinance No. 11394-2009 – An ordinance penalizing elderly abuse as defined, providing protective measures therefore, and for other purposes. U. Ordinance No. 8847-2003 – An ordinance providing for the 2003 Cagayan de Oro City Revenue Code and for other purposes.

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ORDINANCE....from P7 V. Ordinance No. 6854-99 – An ordinance regulating the construction or erection of any building, House, Post or other structure in the city and providing penalty for violation thereof and for other purposes. W. Ordinance No. 9502-2005 – An ordinance requiring any person, natural or juridical who will construct or renovate buildings in all commercial districts of the city to install City government-prescribed concrete paving blocks on the sidewalks fronting such building or edifice and for other purposes. X. Such other penal and regulatory ordinances as may hereafter be enacted by the City Council providing for administrative fines and penalties. SECTION 7. - CREATION. – A Committee which will serve as a grievance board is hereby created with the following duties and responsibilities: a.) To draft the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) on the ordinance particularly on the arbitration proceedings hereof; b.) To conduct summary hearing of cases/complaints in the enforcement of administrative fines and procedures, and c.) To submit a list of the authorized or deputized agents or officers upon application of the said authorized or deputized agents or officers concern. The Committee shall be composed of the Assistant City Legal Officer as chairman with the Assistant City Treasurer for Revenue Collections as Vice Chairman and the following as members: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.)

Cagayan de Oro City Police Office Deputy Chief on Operations Assistant City Health Officer Assistant City Public Services Officer Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President City Prosecutor or his representative

The City Treasurer’s Office shall then release the appropriate numbers of Citation Tickets who will then be submitting a summary report every 30th day of each month. Further, the Punong Barangay shall also submit a list of their deputized agents or officers to the Office of the City Treasurer. SECTION 8. – PENALTY FOR ABUSE AND MISUSE OF ACCOUNTABLE FORMS. Any apprehending officer or deputized personnel who knowingly misuse the Citation Ticket or abuse his authority in issuing this Citation Ticket shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to a written warning and an administrative fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) for the first offense; Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.00) for the second offense, and Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and revocation of the given authority for the third offense.

OF ADMINISTRATIVE/JUDICIAL FINE A. The proceeds of the administrative fines collected or paid by violators of the city’s ordinances and regulations who opted to settle their violation administratively during the reglementary period of 72 hours from the time of arrest, shall be apportioned as follows: a) b)

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Fifty percent (50%) of the fine paid by the offender shall accrue to the general fund of the City Government. In case the arrest was made by a city policeman, fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the Cagayan de Oro Police Office, as the city’s financial support thereto and for medical assistance to policemen wounded while on duty, among others. In case the arrest was made by a member of the barangay police, elected barangay official and deputized private individual, twenty five percent (25%) shall be given to the arresting person, and twenty five percent (25%) shall accrue to the barangay where he/she resides or is a member of its barangay police, or to the private organization or association, as the case maybe.

B. The proceeds of judicial fines collected from or paid by violators of the city’s laws and regulations shall be apportioned as follows: a) Forty percent (40%) of the fine paid by the offender shall accrue to the general fund of the city government; b) Twenty percent (20%) shall accrue to the Office of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Cagayan de Oro City, as the city’s financial support thereto for the acquisition of equipment necessary for its operations; c) In case the arrest was made by a city policeman, forty percent (40%) shall accrue to the Cagayan de Oro Police Office, as the city’s financial support thereto and for medical assistance to policemen wounded while on duty, among others. d) In case the arrest was made by a member of the barangay police, elected barangay official and deputized private individual, twenty percent (20%) shall be given to the arresting person, and twenty percent (20%) shall accrue to the barangay where he/she resides or is a member of its barangay police, or to the private organization or association, as the case maybe. SECTION 10. – Exclusion – This ordinance does not apply to violations penalized under the Traffic Code of Cagayan de Oro which are imposed by the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA). SECTION 11. – SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. – If for any reason, any section or provision of this Ordinance is declared illegal or unconstitutional, other sections or provisions hereof, which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect. SECTION 12. – REPEALING CLAUSE. – All previous issuances, ordinance, rules and regulations or parts thereof, which are inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. SECTION 13. – EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. – This Ordinance shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its approval and publication.

SECTION 9. – APPORTIONING OR SHARING OF THE PROCEEDS

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. Present: 1ST District: - Councilor Roger G. Abaday - Councilor Simeon V. Licayan, Author - Councilor Adrian L. Barba - Councilor Dante B. Pajo - Councilor Alden D. Bacal - Councilor Alvin R. Calingin - Councilor Jose Pepe P. Abbu 2ND District: - Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya,- Councilor Juan Y. Sia Author - Councilor Alexander S. Dacer - Councilor Emmanuel D. Abejuela Ex Officio Members: - Councilor Sunshine Mae C. Obsioma, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) President) - Councilor Dometilo C. Acenas, Jr., Liga Ng Mga Barangay (President) Abstained: - Councilor Edgar S. Cabanlas, (Second District) Out of the Session Hall: - Councilor Nadya B. Emano-Elipe, (Second District) - Councilor President D. Elipe, (Second District) On Official Business: - City Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas Absent: - Councilor Annie Y. Daba, (First District) ENACTED this 27TH day of September 2011 in the City of Cagayan de Oro. I hereby certify to the correctness of the foregoing Ordinance. ARTURO S. DE SAN MIGUEL CITY COUNCIL SECRETARY Attested as duly enacted: RAMON G. TABOR CITY COUNCILOR PRESIDING OFFICER PROTEMPORE Approved: VICENTE Y. EMANO CITY MAYOR Attested: FEDERICO R. GEMPESAW SECRETARY TO THE MAYOR

Attacking press freedom while ‘enhancing’ it CERTIFIED by President Benigno Aquino III as a priority bill last January, the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act will be among those discussed by the House of Representatives when the Lower House reconvenes on May 7, or, significantly enough, four days after Press Freedom Day is celebrated all over the world. Malacañang has forwarded a version of the bill that, while not perfect, is generally acceptable to the media and civil society groups that have been working for the passage of an FOI act since the 1990s. The length of time it has taken for the country to reach this point has become an embarrassment in the world community

of democracies, the Philippines being among the worst laggards in the passage of an FOI law. It is also the only country among the members of the steering committee of the US and Brazilian initiative, the Open Government Partnership, without an FOI law. There are other FOI bills in Congress that will mostly likely be discussed, opening up the process to the consideration of provisions in those other bills that could be incorporated in the reconciled and consolidated bill. The most troublesome of these provisions involves the right of reply. The FOI bill filed by Nueva Ecija Congressman Rodolfo Antonino makes the right of reply of public officials mandatory for the

media. Before Congress adjourned, and after the House Committee on Public Information adopted the Malacañang version, Antonino vowed to fight for the provision in order to prevent, he said, media abuse of the right to information once an FOI bill is passed. Another Congressman, Rep. Pedro Romualdo of Camiguin, announced at about the same time that he would continue to press for approval of House Bill 117 which would compel the media to open their pages (in the case of publications) and airtime (in the case of broadcast programs) to the right of reply. Romualdo is also best remembered as the congressman who asked for a roll call on the last day of

the 14th Congress in 2010 when the FOI bill was about to be considered, his call resulting in a finding of lack of quorum which prevented the passage of the bill. The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), a coalition of media and media advocacy organizations founded to address the killing of journalists and to defend journalists under threat, has repeatedly made known its objections to any right of reply (ROR) law, or, for that matter, any ROR provision concealed in any other law. Among the reasons why FFFJ and other media and journalists’ groups including the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) oppose an ROR law is that it would

not only undermine the editorial prerogative to decide what to publish, which is at the heart of editorial independence; it would also make unlimited newspaper pages and broadcast airtime available to those who only have to claim to have been denied their right of reply, thus limiting the amount of media space and time available for relevant reports on public issues. The right of reply is in the first place already part of the professional and ethical responsibilities of the press, whether in print, online or broadcast. It is inherent in the ethical imperative of fairness, which mandates the presentation of all sides in a controversy. The principal function

of the Philippine Press Institute’s Press Council is in fact to guarantee the right of reply. If that right has not always been respected in practice by some journalists, it is not a justification for subjecting ALL media organizations to a constraint on their freedom simply because of the failings of a few. Enshrining in law the punishment of all for the errors of a few is not only unreasonable. It is also dangerous, since it would infringe on a freedom vital to the health of a democracy. Self-regulation is a principle vigorously honored in practice by a significant number of the major media agencies in the Philippines. In truth, apart from the PRESS/PAGE 9

Casinos...

As they say here, she is a player not gambler who as Kenny Rogers sings “You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em. Know when to walk away.” She is a player to a certain limit. There are hundreds of seniors like her who frequent the casino not just to play but to enjoy what the casino offers other than gambling. Many of these seniors can no longer drive. So they are bused in. It is part of their leisure time. Catholic parishes sponsor

many of these events which they call “Turn-Arounds.” They hire buses to bring members of their congregation one morning and return in the afternoon. Many go to casinos to enjoy the meals offered by the food courts. Food is normally inexpensive and because of that there are long lines especially at those that offer buffets. Some also go to the casino to enjoy their spa and therapeutic massages. Concerts performed by well known artists are part

of the amenities offered by casinos. Filipino artists like Lea Salonga, Sharon Cuneta and others perform in casinos. Some of Manny Pacquiao’s fights are in a casino. Many casinos are also hotels with beautiful rooms. Smoking is generally not allowed in casinos although there are a few that have separate areas for smokers. If we were to allow casinos in Cagayan de Oro, let’s not have them in populated areas but

probably in Taguanao or Lumbia. The casinos should have hotels with swimming pools, spa and massage, children’s playground, food court, beauty parlor and barber shop with lots of rest rooms. Of course, they have to be fully air conditioned. Smoking must not be allowed. Casino employees are not allowed to play. And because we are mostly Christians, it should have a chapel for Sunday masses and other services. Those

who want to invest in a casino in Cagayan de Oro must follow the City’s demands of what the casino should have. Government officials who have access to government funds should be banned not from the casino but in the gambling areas of the casino. The casinos should have their names and pictures of the officials and should have surveillance cameras. And those who are opposed to casinos in Cagayan de Oro will be welcome.

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playing and when the small amount is gone, they stop, not that nobody wins. My mother who is now 98 years old, who is still healthy, can still walk with excellent mental faculties is brought to the casino for leisure at least once every 2 weeks by my brother and sometimes more frequently. She is no gambler. When she wins, she usually gives away her winning to those in need.


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(LGUs) will be given salary increase on January 1, 2013 as scheduled since the previous salary increase for workers in LGUs was on January 1 this year. Abad said “the increase will also be subject to the determination of the LGUs’ respective sanggunian, and will also depend on the availability and sustainability of local government funds.” Meanwhile, Abad disclosed that pay increase for the President, Vice President and Cabinet Secretaries will not be implemented until July 1, 2012. He also said the last tranche of the SSL III will not cover individuals and groups engaged through job orders, contracts of service, and other similar agreements. Civilian personnel in government institutions not covered by Republic Act (R.A.) No. 6758, otherwise known as the “Compensation and Position Classification Act of 1989,” are also excluded from the implementation of the last tranche of the SSL III. Abad added that Senators and members of the House of Representatives are also not covered by the salary increase, citing Section 10, Article VI of the Constitution. WITH WIRE REPORT

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why the 2011 Armm elections was cancelled and scheduled to be held together with the mid-term national elections in 2013. “The fraud allegedly committed during the Armm elections affect not only the region but the entire country because the number of votes in the area could change the results of national elections,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said even Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo has called on the Commission on Elections to institute reforms in the Armm to ensure clean and credible elections in 2013. “First, there is need to purge the existing voters’ list and start a new registration of voters in the Armm,” Rodriguez said. Ro dr iguez s aid t he Comelec should also identify critical areas in other parts of the country that need cleansing and reforms. “ The Comelec must reassign or even dismiss from office election officers involved in manipulating past election results,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez proposed the use of biometrics for all Armm registered voters and the interface of biometrics with the use of appropriate technology that would only allow actual voting of real and physically present voters which the Comelec believes it can do given the appropriate budget to

acquire new technology. Rodriguez said voters should also be required to physically present their valid government issued identification cards before they are allowed to register to ensure the true identity of the voters. “There is need to immediately implement reforms because time is running out as the Comelec and the Armm have barely one year to prepare for the synchronized mid-term elections in May next year,” Rodriguez said.

or shabu to the ground noticing the presence of the lawmen. The team chased Diamla and his companions as they scampered away and trapped him inside an abandoned house, police said. Diamla was brought to the Caraga police regional crime laboratory office in Barangay Libertad here for examination. Police said appropriate charges were being prepared against him for filing in court.

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in Purok 7 in Barangay San Ignacio when the officers saw Diamla throw sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride

Journos... In many more outfits, many of those who do enjoy regular employment are prevented from organizing unions or even associations to protect and advance their

rights and welfare. And because media are, first and foremost, an industry for which profit is the primordial objective, we can expect conditions for workers in media to mirror the same worsening exploitation and oppression of workers in other sectors as employers continue to find ways to keep their costs down to squeeze maximum earnings for themselves. Just as people demand – and rightly so – the highest ethical standards from us, we, too, should demand ethical ownership. We, therefore, also challenge media owners to be ethical employers and look to the safety and the welfare of their workers. But more than this, we workers in media should

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Philippine Press Institute’s Press Council, the national association of broadcasters, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) has a Standards Authority that receives, reviews, and passes judgment on complaints of alleged misdemeanor by its member broadcasters and agencies. Out of the 173 complaints it has received from 2009 to present, the KBP Standards Authority has resolved and acted upon 127 cases (or 73.41 percent of total cases filed). If Representatives Antonino and Romualdo are genuinely moved by fears of media abuse once an FOI bill is passed, FFFJ would like to remind them and other lawmakers that the abuse of any right is a risk in a democracy, the alternative absence of all risk being the denial of that right. However, there are also means in the self-regulatory

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regime in the Philippine press and media—which include, among others, mechanisms for the filing of complaints and the regular monitoring of media performance—rather than the use of the coercive power of the law to prevent such abuse. It is ironic that Representative Antonino should make the passage of an FOI act as part of the need to enhance press freedom, the vehicle at the same time for its infringement. FFFJ will continue to assist in building consensus on supporting mechanisms for airing complaints and grievances against the press as its members have helped in the past to establish and strengthen press councils in the regions. But in observance of World Press Freedom Day, FFFJ also calls on all stakeholders of democracy to demand that the 15th Congress finally fulfill one of the basic requirements of democracy: a government that grants all citizens the freedom to access and disseminate information on those matters that concern them as free men and women. The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists

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Pangasinense wins 2012 Nat’l Age Group, Juniors Chess tilt By ISMAEL AMIGO MANILA––Pangasinan wood pushers have all the reason to be jubilant with the recent victory of a homegrown young chess athlete who ran away with the championships trophy in the 2012 National Age Group and National Juniors Chess Championships at the Event Center in Tanauan, Batangas on Monday. Fide Master Haridas Pascua, a native of Mangatarem town, a BS IT Sophomore student of University of Baguio, notched the top post in the

tourney after beating Chester Jason Coquilla of Cagayan de Oro and drew with Fide Master Alcon John Datu of Manila in the final round. He finished 29 points on nine wins, two draws and one loss in 12 games in the event hosted by Atty. Ruel V. Canobas and backed up by SMART, PSC, POC and DepEd. Pascua, the highest rated player in Pangasinan, now has five titles to his name after winning four title in the tournaments in the province of Pangasinan organized by

sportsman Juan Sison. “Nagpapasalamat po ako kina Cong. (Butch) Pichay at Atty. (Ruel) Canobas na patuloy na sumusuporta at nagsisilbing punong abala sa mga grass roots chess development sa bansa. Kay Gov. (Amado) Espino na simula pa nuon nagsisimula ako ng chess ay tumutulong na sa akin, lokal man o internasyunal at kay G. (Juan) Sison ng Pangasinan Chess,” said Pascua. Woman Fide Master Jedara Docena of Antequera, Bohol, on the other hand National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Chairman/ President Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales and Bayan Muna Representative Atty. Neri Javier Colmenares led the awarding rites in the just ended 2012 National Age Group and National Juniors Chess Championships at the Event Center in Tanauan, Batangas on Monday. Organized by Atty. Ruel V. Canobas backed up by SMART, PSC, POC, DepEd. Photo courtesy by INVENZOR “Thoy” MERERIA (NCFP official photographer) ruled the distaff side by tallying 23 points, half point ahead with runner-up and last year’s champion Janelle Mae Frayna of Legaspi City. Pascua and Docena, both will represent the country in the 2012 World Junior Chess Championships in Athens, Greece. No Less than National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Chairman/ President Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr., Executive Director GM Jayson Gonzales, Bayan Muna Representative Atty. Neri Javier Colmenares and Organizing Committee member Chito Lat of Tanauan, Batangas (representing Organizing Committee Chairman Atty. Ruel V. Canobas) led the closing rites. In the age group categories, Stephen Rome Pangilinan of Manila and Regyne Palaming of Urdaneta, Pangasinan dominated their respective divisions. Pangilinan went home the Boys 10 and under title with 31 points, followed by Jeremy Pepito of Cebu (26 points) and Dennis Gutierrez III of San Fabian, Pangasinan (24 points). Palaming lorded the

Girls 10 and under class with 39 points, five points head with runner-up Me Ann Joy Baclayon of MisOr and nine points head with 3rd placer Francois Marie Magpily of Makati. Other winners in the event hosted by Atty. Ruel V. Canobas and organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) headed by chairman/president Prospero “Butch” Pichay Jr. were Mc Dominique Lagula of Nueva Vizcaya (boys U-20), Austin Jacob Literatus of Davao (boys U-16), Daryl Unix Samantila of Tonsuya, Malabon (boys U-14), Daniel John Lemi of Vigan, Ilocos Sur (boys U-12) and Justin Mordido of Las Pinas (boys U-8), Marie Antoinette San Diego (girls U-20), Shania Mae Mendoza of Sta. Rosa (girls U-14) , Bernadette Galas of Makati (girls U-16), Vic Glysen Derotas (girls U-12) and Methusellah Ramos of Cebu (girls U-8). Samantha Glo Revita of Rosales, Pangasinan lost to Mendoza in the tie break points for the top honor in the Girls U-14 and settled for runner-up place.

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