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Commies condemn Duterte government

A photo from the Philippine Revolution Web Central shows female fighters of the New People’s Army. And President Rodrigo Duterte in this picture taken by Ace Morandante.

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AVAO CIT Y–C ommunist rrebel ebel leader JJose ose M ar ia S ison has condemned CITY Communist Mar aria Sison the P hilippine go ver nment for rreneging eneging on its commitment to fr ee Philippine gov ernment free hundr eds of political pr isoners languishing in jails acr oss the countr y. hundreds prisoners across country Sison, founder edly said he will not free rights abuses are perpeof the Communist Party the prisoners unless the trated with the continued of of the Philippines (CPP) NDF agreed to sign a bi- implementation and Humanitarian lateral ceasefire with the counter-revolutionar y Philippine government, program Oplan Law). “The non-release of although this was a Bayanihan and Enhanced political detainees also pledge he made during Oplan Bayanihan, it will be forced to withdraw its runs counter to the pos- the election campaign. But Luis Jalandoni, ceasefire declaration to sible declaration of the bilateral interim former chief of the NDF protect the masses and ceasefire agreement be- peace negotiating panel, defend communities.” Communist rebels actween the NDF and the and now senior adviser, Philippine government stressed that the NDF will cused the Philippine and the acceleration of not lay down its arms military of violating its the peace negotiations,” even as it is engaged in own truce by deploying he said during the 48th peace talks with the troops in areas where the New People’s Army (NPA) founding anniversary of Duterte government. Jalandoni also is actively operating. the CPP last week. Continue on page 2 Duterte has repeat- warned that “as human

ARMM

Eastern Mindanao

Security forces alerted in Mindanao COTABATO CITY – Police and military forces were ordered to beef up security in Mindanao following a daring road blockade by Moro rebels in the province of

Maguindanao recently. Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters virtually mocked police and military authorities after they held several cargo

trucks and used them as blockade on a highway in Guindulungan town and fled the area before soldiers could arrive. Continue on page 5

Sayyafs demand P100 million ransom for 5 Malaysian sailors

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf rebels were demanding P100 million ransom for the safe release of 5 Malaysian sailors being held captive in southern

Western Mindanao

Philippines, reports said. The notorious group tied to the Islamic State did not give any ultimatum and released a photo which showed one of the hostages

Cebu

being surrounded by gunmen and probably taken in Sulu, one of 5 provinces under the Muslim autonomous region. Continue on page 2

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Republic of the Philippines AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO Province of Sulu MUNICIPALITY OF TALIPAO BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Office of the BAC Chairman INVIT ATION TO BID INVITA (ITB 2016-12) Y DE VEL OPMENT PR OJECT S PRIORIT PRIORITY DEVEL VELOPMENT PROJECT OJECTS

(Funded by the 20% Development Fund of the LGU) The Municipal Government of Talipao through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Invites Interested suppliers/ manufacturers/distributors/contractors to bid for the following: AIP Refer ence eference C ode 60-1

ABC

Progr am/P ctivity D escr iption ogram/P am/Prroject/A oject/Activity Descr escription

(000 P esos) Pesos)

Solar Street Electrification Program (Phase II)

3,100,000.00

Installation of 100 units Solar Power Generated Panels along National Highways Education Infrastructure Support Program 30-1

Construction of School Perimeter Fences for the following Schools: 1. Pantao National High School

4. Samak Elementary School

2. Panglima Karimuddin E.S

5. Buroh Elementary School

7,600,000.00

3. Talipao National High School (Main) 30-2

Construction of 150m. Pathways at Tuyang Elementary School

400,000.00

60-2

Community-Based Infrastructure Program (CBIP)

6,600,000.00

Construction of Community Priority-Based Infrastructure Support facilities 80-1

Municipal Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project

4,700,000.00

Repair and Maintenance of various Municipal and Barangay Roads 10-1

Purchase of Appropriate Engineering Equipment

400,000.00

Purchase of one (1) unit Generator Power Set 60-3

Construction of Pathways and Sidewalks along Poblacion area

1,200,000.00

80-2

Establishment of 1 hectare Municipal Waste Disposal Facility

1,390,510.60

80-3

Municipal Tourism Infrastructure Project

800,000.00

40-1

Construction of 1-Storey Unit Birthing Home

1,440,000.00

60-4

Repair and Maintenance of Talipao Level II Type Potable Water Supply System:

1,760,000.00

Rehabilitation of 25 Communal Tap stands and Maintenance of Pipe and Distribution Lines Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criteria as specified in the revised IRR of RA No. 9184, otherwise known as the ‘Government Procurement Reform Act’. All particular 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 the pertinent provisions of the revised IRR of RA No. 9184 dated. Interested bidder may obtain information from BAC Secretary, Engineer’s Office. Request of a copy of Bidding Document from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm excluding Saturday and Sunday. The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: Activities

Schedule

1. Issuance and availability of Documents

December 16, 2016

2. Pre-bid Conference

January 16, 2017

3. Submission and opening of Bids

January 30, 2017

4. Opening of Bids

February 6, 2017

The Local Government Unit of Talipao, Sulu reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: The M unicipal G over nment of Talipao ulu Municipal Go ernment alipao,, S Sulu

(Sgd.) ABDULMOIN D D.. KALI

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Bilaan Poblacion, Talipao, Sulu

Republic of the Philippines AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO Province of Sulu MUNICIPALITY OF TALIPAO BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Office of the BAC Chairman INVIT ATION TO BID INVITA (ITB 2016-12) 5% GAD and MDRRM F und Fund

The Municipal Government of Talipao through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Invites Interested suppliers/ manufacturers/distributors/contractors for (Goods and Services) to bid for the following: Funds

Progr am/P ctivity D escr iption ogram/P am/Prroject/A oject/Activity Descr escription

ABC (000 P esos) Pesos) 6,218,278.68

70% of 5%

1. Disaster Mitigation Program

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5% GAD

1. Need to strengthen Family and Community Support Program in the Barangay.

5,342,078.67

2. Presence of Home Childbirth Deliveries and Higher risk of complications among Mother and New Born 3. GAD issues and concern related programs and activity in the Municipality 1%

Local Children Protection Program

1,764,525.53

1%

Senior Citizens/PWDs Program

1,776,651.05

Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criteria as specified in the revised IRR of RA No. 9184, otherwise known as the ‘Government Procurement Reform Act’. All particular 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 the pertinent provisions of the revised IRR of RA No. 9184 dated. Interested bidder may obtain information from BAC Secretary, Engineer’s Office. Request of a copy of Bidding Document from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm excluding Saturday and Sunday. The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: Activities

Schedule

1. Issuance and availability of Documents

December 16, 2016

2. Pre-bid Conference

January 16, 2017

3. Submission and opening of Bids

January 30, 2017

4. Opening of Bids

February 6, 2017

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(Sgd.) ABDULMOIN D D.. KALI

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National Democratic Front's Senior Adviser Luis Jalandoni, together with other peace consultants, shook hands with New Peoples' Army rebels during the celebration recently of the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines held in Davao City in southern Philippines. (Photo by Jaja Necosia/Breakaway Media for Mindanao Examiner) Continued fr om page 1 from A rebel leader, Ka Wendell, said the communities are clamoring for an end to the ceasefire as they face threats from military troops that continue to operate in peasant and Lumad communities. NDF consultant Eduardo Genelsa said: “Mindanao continues to be resilient and to advance despite escalating enemy attacks because communists, cadres, NPA combatants, and revolutionary forces have vigorously waged the armed struggle and raised the people’s war to greater heights.” NDF leaders have asserted that “there can be no peace until the roots of armed struggle are addressed decisively. The revolutionary forces are now stronger more than ever to wage armed revolution,

gain concrete benefits for the people, and ultimately attain justice and true peace.” Rubi del Mundo, a rebel spokesman, said the anniversary celebration was participated by more than 15,000 people in Paquibato District in Davao City where they also held so-called National Peace assembly hosted by the NPA’s 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion. The 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion also condemned the unfulfilled promises of the Duterte government in granting amnesty to the more than 400 political detainees and in the numerous ceasefire violations committed by police and military, and pro-government militia groups in some 500 villages across the country. The rebels, led by NDF consultant Porferio Tuna, Jr., also gave tribute to NPA

leader Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago, who was killed along with his medical aide by government troops in June 2015 in Paquibato District. Tuna also hailed the NPA as the “true army of the masses – determined, disciplined and strong defender of the people.” “The only way to annihilate the roots of violence and unrest is to realize the land distribution for the millions of peasants in the country, to respect the ancestral domain of indigenous people and Moro people, to abolish the wage slavery and end the exploitation of all workers, and to attain justice for all victims of human rights abuses and oppression. And the only way to pursue peace is only by waging the national democratic revolution and the people’s war,” the CPP said. (Mindanao Examiner)

Sayyafs demand P100 million ransom for 5 Malaysian sailors

Continued fr om page 1 from The five captives – Mohd Ridzuan Ismail, 32; Tayudin Anjut, 45; Mohd Zumadil Rahim, 23; Fandy Bakran, 26; and Abd Rahim Summas, 62 – were seized by the Abu Sayyaf from a Malaysian tugboat off Sabah’s Lahad Datu town during a daring crossborder raid in July. The Abu Sayyaf has phoned the families of the hostages to demand ransoms, according to Malaysian media. There was no imme-

diate statement from the Philippine military on the rebels’ demand, although it has repeatedly said that security forces were tracking down the Abu Sayyaf to rescue the kidnapped sailors – at least 2 dozen Indonesian and Vietnamese hostages are still being held by the group in the restive region. Military propaganda claimed that over 300 rebels had been reportedly killed and wounded in Sulu and in nearby province of Basilan in

fierce clashes in recent months. President Duterte has ordered an intensified military campaign against the Abu Sayyaf and other jihadist groups operating on Mindanao Island, south of the Philippines in an effort tom put an end to the violence that affected tens of thousands of civilians in the autonomous region where Muslims are demanding a separate homeland. (Mindanao Examiner)

Zamboanga man arrested for sexually assaulting dog POLICE arrested a 50year man who was spotted by neighbors having sex with a dog in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. The man, believed to be under the influence of liquor, was filmed by one of his neigbors while

kneeling behind the dog and sexually assaulting the animal. The incident occurred in the village of Putik. His neighbors reported the man’s bestial act to the police and had been arrested for violating the country’s Animal

Welfare Act. When asked by the police why he did it, the man was quoted as saying “it was the best.” The vile video was also posted on Facebook and immediately went viral. The dog is owned by the man’s landlord. (Mindanao Examiner)


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DAR-ARMM releases land ownership certificates to CARP beneficiaries in Sulu SULU – A total of 237 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) were released finally to beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the town of Siasi in Sulu, one of 5 provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). In a recent ceremony led by regional Agrarian Reform Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan, agrarian reform partners from Tulling Farm Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative of the Tulling Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) formally received their land ownership certificates. Local conflicts arising from land disputes due to ambiguous boundaries of individual lots hampered

cooperative activities and thus exacted a toll on the area’s productivity in the past. DAR-ARMM’s initiative of conducting a relocation survey, erecting monuments leading to the turnover of CLOA is a landmark intervention by the regional government in solving agrarian reform issues in the community. Provided for under Republic Act 6657, or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law, CLOA is intended to promote social justice among the marginalized, specifically workers in the agricultural sector, through land tenure. It is a legal document that serves as an evidence of ownership, subject to restrictions, and secures the

tenure of the farmers to the agricultural land they till. Among its basic restriction is that the beneficiary could not sell, transfer, or donate the land awarded to him over a period of 10 years after he received the certificate. The land area covered by Tulling ARC used to be owned by Filagro Corp. before it was covered by CARP in 1991. The farm workers then were considered as agricultural laborers who do not have the rights over the land they till. The Tulling ARC is situated in the northern part of the island municipality of Siasi. The town is composed of five barangays namely Tulling, Siundoh, Manta, North Manta, Minapan. (Bureau of Public Information)

Sayyaf commander, aide held in Zamboanga

Z AMBOANGA CITY – Authorities are holding a notor ious Abu Sayyaf commander – who was wounded in a battle with security forces in Sulu province – after his arrest at a private hospital in Zamboanga City where he is undergoing medical operation, officials said. Officials said Hairulla Asbang alias Ahadi – implicated in the September 2015 kidnappings of 2 Canadians and a Nor wegian from a posh resort on Samal Island in southern Philippines – was arrested last week along with his bodyguard at the Zamboanga Peninsula

Medical Center. Asbang travelled to Zamboanga City by boat after escaping the militar y in Sulu, one of 5 provinces under the Muslim autonomous region, where his group clashed with security forces. The military’s Western Mindanao Command has confirmed Asbang’s arrest. The rebel leader is heavily guarded to prevent him from escaping or stop the Abu Sayyaf from rescuing him. Authorities did not say how it managed to track down Asbang, but hospital guards usually report to the police the presence of gunshot victims.

Asbang is facing a string of criminal charges ranging from kidnappings to murders and military and police interrogators were all ready to question him and get more information about the Abu Sayyaf which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. The rebel group is still holding more than 2 dozen Asian hostages in souther n Philippines where it continues to elude a massive military operation – ordered by President Duterte – aimed at dismantling its capability to conduct cross-border raids in Sabah in Malaysia. (Mindanao Examiner)

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Girian ng mga MILF commanders binabantayan NORTH COTABATO – Nakatutok ang militar at pulisya sa hidwaan sa pagitan ng dalawang grupo ng mga commander ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) matapos na magsagupaan ang mga ito sa North Cotabato province. Patay umano ang mahigit sa isang dosenang katao sa naturang gulo sa bayan ng Banisilan. Sinabi ng pulisya, rido o clan war ang pinagmulan ng kaguluhan na nagsimula pa nitong December 23 sa pagitan nina Commander Ali at Bobby Rajamuda, at

Kinig kontra sa grupo nina Commander Tanda at Paron. Ayon sa pulisya, umabot na ang sagupaan sa Sitio Kabugan sa Barangay Guiling sa bayan ng Alamada na kung saan ay umanib na ang grupo ni Commander Palaw at Tahir kina Tanda at Paron. Ang mga apektadong lugar ng labanan sa Banisilan ay ang Sitio Kinamuran sa Barangay Pantar, Sitio Mapantaw, Hillside, Kulawan at Kibanog sa Barangay Malagap; Sitio Bang-bang sa Barangay Tinimbacan at Sitio Balindong sa Barangay Poblacion 1. Nabatid na 26 na pamilya

ang lumikas mula sa Sitio Matampay sa Poblacion 1 habang 142 pamilya naman sa Barangay Malagap na may halos 700 katao. Base sa salaysay ng mga nagsilikas ay abot na sa 7 ang nasawi sa panig ni Rajamuda at Kinig habang 10 naman kay Tanda at Paron at marami rin ang sugatan sa magkabilang panig. Sa ngayon mahigpit na mobile checkpoint ang isinagawa ng pulisya sa Banisilan, partikular sa mga apektadong barangay. Tikom naman ang bibig ng liderato ng MILF sa kaguluhan. (Rhoderick Beñez)

Security forces alerted in Mindanao Continued fr om page 1 from The daring action was meant to shame authorities and clearly showed how vulnerable the province was from such assault from a group of around 200 members who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and other local jihadists. Police and military said the rebels managed to

block the highwaywhich links several municipalities. There were no reports of casualties or injuries and the drivers of the trucks were unharmed by rebels. It was not immediately known why security forces failed to detect the rebels. The 6th Infantry Division and the military’sWestern Mindanao Command ordered security

forces to tighten its watch in the region and prevent similar incident. The BIFF has been fighting for a separate Islamic state for many years now since its formation by former leaders of the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front which signed an interim peace deal with Manila in 2014. (Mindanao Examiner)


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particular needs. For example, Sony's Stamina mode alters very little in terms of performance and it's one of those you can (and probably should) have enabled at all times. The stock Android battery-saving function affects performance and app functionality quite heavily, so it might worth considering using this only when it's essential. HTC's Power Saver, on the other hand, has several options that you can enable or disable within it, making it a little less rigid than the others. Investigate the battery functions on your device by going into the settings and looking for battery, power or something similar. 4. G misGrrant app per permissions individually Have you got Android Marshmallow? It has a cool feature you should try: granular app permissions. This feature allows you to give apps permission to access hardware or data on your phone on a need basis. So if an app needs to access the microphone, it'll ask you for permission to do so when you launch the app and the app needs to use this piece of hardware. For Android versions before Marshmallow, you had to grant that permission before downloading the app in the Play Store. We assumed that denying some app permissions within third-party apps could break them. But now you can manage these permissions individually. Give it a try. 5. U se G oogle N ow, Use Google No enable always listening Google Now acts as a virtual personal assistant, which you can use to retrieve information quickly and easily. But it's also so much more than that: Google Now can interact with your apps, take notes, set reminders along with a whole bunch of other clever tricks. The more you use Google Now the more you realize what an excellent service it is. To give a simple example, say you wish to take an afternoon nap, but are already in that sleepy state and about to nod off. You don't need to reach for your phone and open your clock app, calculate the time you want to wake and set an alarm for then. Just say "Okay Google, wake me up in two hours." You can even set it to work from any screen by going into Google Settings > Search and Now > Voice > OK Google detection > and selecting Always on. 6. S et up Andr oid Set Android Device M anager Manager How Android Device Manager is not pre-enabled on every single Android phone I simply don't know. Android Device Manager is a great tool that lets you track a lost or stolen phone, re-

motely lock it, ring it, or delete its contents and even display a lock screen message for anyone that finds it. It may not be the sexiest thing you do with your Android phone, but it should be the first thing you do. You'll find the permissions for Android Device Manager in the Google Setting app under Security . You can enable Android Device Manager to remotely locate your phone as well as lock or erase its contents. But you'll also need to activate Android Device Manager as a device administrator. Go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators and check the box next to Android Device Manager. 7. Tr y P ushbullet Pushbullet There aren't many apps that I think absolutely everyone should use, because everyone has different tastes, needs and habits. But Pushbullet is different. Everyone – and I mean everyone – should be using it. You can push links on your phone to your tablet, from your PC to your phone or from your phone to all of your other devices. Copying and pasting URLs is so 1999. Pushbullet also notifies you of SMS or calls on your PC and you can transfer files between all of your devices with Pushbullet too. 8. S av e time with NFC Sav ave Many people don't even realize what NFC is, how it works or what it can do for you. But NFC is brilliant. A single tap can pair your Bluetooth headphones to your phone, transfer all of the contents of your old phone to a new one, or even send a default message to a contact when you walk in the door at home. Some guy even implanted an NFC chip in his hand so he'd never have to unlock his phone again. You don't have to go that far, but an NFC-equipped device and a pack of NFC tags will change your life and save you tons of time. NFC is one of the coolest and underrated things to do with your Android. 9. S etup lock scr een Setup screen secur security ity If your adventurous nature stops a little short of implanting an NFC chip in your person, the next best thing to do is set up your lock screen security. I am always surprised by how many of my friends don't have lock screen security set up. If you lose your phone or have it stolen do you really want that thief to have access to all the intimate corners of your smartphone? No? Then set up a pattern or PIN lock right now. Just go to Settings > Security > Screen lock or, on some devices, Settings > Lock Screen to set up your preferred type of lock screen security. Seriously, do it right now. (Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT)

HEALTH: Top 10 Unhealthy Habits Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong 1. HEAVY alcoholic (minus three years). A little red wine is beneficial for your health. The benefit in red wine comes from the red grapes, which contain flavonoids and resveratrol. However, too much alcohol can lead to diseases such as liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, stomach ulcers, oral cancer, brain damage, dementia, abusive behavior, and vehicular accidents. 2. Eating unhealthy foods (minus four years). Here’s the triple threat to your health: Fats, sugar, and salt. These three ingredients are linked to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, respectively. Avoid unhealthy fats in the form of saturated fats and trans-fatty acids. Saturated fats are found in butter, creams, and pork and beef fat. 3. No doctor’s checkup (minus four years). Even if you feel well, your doctor can still guide you on what checkups you need (laboratory tests, vaccines, and cancer-screening tests). Some diseases are socalled silent killers. You don’t feel anything until it’s too late. So, if you are 40 years old and above, or if you have a family history of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, get a yearly checkup. Studies show that people who get regular checkups live longer than those who don’t. 4. Engaging in ex-

Dr. Willie T. Ong treme sports (minus four years). Life has its risks. So why add to your risks further by engaging in dangerous sports like car racing, thrill rides, professional boxing, and wrestling? A survey at Monash University in Australia shows that horse riding, power boating, and motorsports cause the highest injuries. 5. Yoyo diet and fad diet (minus five years). Do everything in moderation. A yoyo diet is a kind of diet fad wherein a person gains weight, then goes on a diet for a few weeks, and then binges again. Some people skip breakfast and then take on a huge meal later. Others rotate from a high-protein diet to various diet fads or diet pills, all of which are potentially harmful to the body. Try to lose or gain weight by just one to two pounds a week. 6. Thinking old (minus five years). The body will follow what the mind tells it to. Therefore, feel young and think positive. Believe you’ll beat your disease and you

can. To learn more about positive thinking, I urge our readers to read any of Peale’s enlightening books. 7. Lack of exercise (minus seven years). Studies show that even mild exercise has some health benefits. Moderate exercise has been proven to prevent diabetes and maintain body weight. 8. Unsafe sex (minus eight years). Having multiple sexual partners carries attendant risks for sexually transmitted diseases. While gonorrhea and herpes can be cured, there is still no vaccine or cure for HIV-AIDS. 9. Smoking (minus eight years). There are over 70,000 scientific articles to prove that smoking damages your heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach, bowels, prostate, and predisposes you to all kinds of cancer. In fact, smokingrelated illnesses are the top causes of mortality. If you want to live longer, quit smoking. 10. Not taking your medicines (minus 10 years). Studies show that when a patient with high blood pressure takes his medicines, he may live 10 to 15 years longer as compared to someone who does not take his medicines. For diabetes patients, studies show that reducing the blood sugar to normal levels has enormous health benefits.

RECIPE: Pork Siomai

INGREDIENT S: INGREDIENTS:

– 1 kg ground pork with fat – 1/3 cup turnips (singkamas) – 1/3 cup carrots – 2 medium onion – bunch of spring onions – 1 egg – 5 tablespoons sesame oil

– 1 teaspoon ground black pepper – 1 teaspoon salt – 50 pcs or 100 pcs siomai wrapper – soy sauce – calamansi (lemon) – sesame oil

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Combine all the ingredients except the water and siomai wrapper and mix thoroughly. 2) Wrap the mixed ingredients with the siomai wrapper 3) Use a steamer and steam the wrapped siomai for 15 to 25 minutes. The time depends on the size of each siomai (larger siomai means more time steaming). 4) Serve hot with soy sauce and calamansi. (http://www.kusinamaster.asia)


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SPES program mohatag ug dugang benepisyo CEBU - Ang Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) sa Department of Labor and Employment gipalapdan pinaagi sa expanded benefits and coverage matud ni Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello lll. Base sa balaod sa SPES mga kabus lamang nga estudyante, out-of-school youth ug mga dependents sa nawad-an ug trabaho tungod sa mga kompanya nga nasirado ug sa mga hitabo nga kalamidad ang mahimong mo enroll sa bisan asa nga secondary, tertiary ug technical-vocational institutions. Ang employment period sa SPES gi usbaw gikan sa 52 ka adlaw ngadto sa 78 o 3 ka

bulan. Ang edad sa student beneficiaries gi patas-an na gikan sa 15 hangtud 25 anyos ngadto sa 15 hangtud 30 anyos. Midugang si Bello nga ubos sa bag-ong balaod sa SPES program ang mga benepisar yo hatagan ug social protection nga insurance coverage sulod sa 1 ka tuig sa Government Service Insurance System. Ang mandato nga RA 7323 adtong tuig 1992 gitumong nga muhatag ug trabaho sa “poor but deserving” high school, vocational ug college students nga makatrabaho ug mahatagan ug hustong sweldo panahon sa bakasyon ug pasko. Ang SPES Act unang gi amendar pinaagi sa RA 9574 sa tuig 2009 nga mipalapad sa programa aron maapil ang mga out-of-school youth ug

drop out students nga adunay maayong record apan napugos ug undang tungod sa ka kalisud sa ilang panginabuhi. Tungod niini giawhag usab ang pribadong kompanya nga mo suporta sa programa aron matabangan ang mga estudyante nga makatrabaho ug mahatagan sa insakto nga sweldo panahon sa bakasyon. Si Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Tutay namahayag nga ang natungdang agalon mubayad sa 60 porsyento nga kantidad ug ang 40 porsyento abagahon sa gobyerno aron magamit sa estudyante alang sa galastohan sa tuition fees ug uban pa nga balayran sa iya unyang pagbalik ug tungha. (Leandria P. Pagunsan)

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CEBU - Bisan ni us-os og gamay ang trust ratings ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, nagpasalamat pa gihapon ang Malakanyang sa padayon nga pagsalig sa katawhan sa Chief Executive. Base sa 4th quarter survey sa Social Weather Stations, naa sa +72 na lamang ang nakuha sa Presidente o upat ka puntos nga mas ubos sa +76 nga nakuha niadtong Setyembre. Apan bisan pa niini, naa sa kategoryang excellent trust rating pa

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gihapon ang Presidente. Matud pa ni Presidential Communications Sec. Martin Andanar, testamento kini sa padayon nga pagsalig sa katawhan nga batokan ni Presidente Duterte ang problema sa ilegal nga droga, kriminalidad ug korapsiyon. “We thank the Filipino people for their continued trust on the President. Net public confidence in the President stays excellent at +72 during the Fourth Quarter. It is noteworthy

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to mention that the President’s net trust rating has been excellent for three consecutive quarters, namely, days before his inauguration on June 30, last September, and now December,” pahayag pa ni Andanar. Dugang pa ni Andanar, magsilbing inspirasyon sa administrasyong Duterte ang bag-ong resulta sa SWS survey aron mas tarongon pa nila ang ilang trabaho. (Elvira C. Bongosia)

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