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Foreign militants cross Sabah to Mindanao


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Supporters of ISIS ideology in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur display the Daesh flag in this undated photo sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

Rebels accused military of sabotaging peace talks NORTH COTABATO – Communist rebels have accused the Philippine military of violating a cease-fire agreement following a recent clash that killed 9 people in Mindanao. Rigoberto Sanchez, a

spokesman for the New People’s Army, said rebel forces killed 8 army soldiers, but one insurgent was also slain in the fighting that erupted in the village of Biangan in North Cotabato’s Makilala town. Last week’s clashes coin-

cided with the on-going peace talks between government and communist rebels. He said soldiers from the 39th Infantry Battalion attacked rebel positions in the hinterland village and called it a “sinister combat

operation.” He said rebel forces tried to evade the army soldiers, but the infantrymen pursued the NPA fighters and eventually engaged the insurgents in fighting that lasted at least 12 hours. It was not immediately known how the cease-fire violation would affect the peace talks, but Sanchez said: “The Duterte government must know by now that it is the bullish insincerity of its armed forces to continue its counter-insur-

gency campaign that is the biggest impediment in the quest for just and lasting peace.” “The war dogs of the 39th Infantry Battalion and the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines cannot wash its hands clean of this flagrant violation of their own ceasefire,” he added. Sanchez said the army battalion also mobilized armed militias to attack the NPA in North Cotabato. Since August last year it continued to mobilize its

troops and paramilitaries in various forms of combat operations such as intelligence gathering, combat and psychological warfare in far-flung areas that resulted in harassments; extra-judicial killings of civilians Rita and Norberto Gascon on September 13 in Arakan town and Rolan Malignan on November 22 and the enforced evacuation of several families in Magpet town on December 6,” he said. Continue on page 2

Philippines investigating disappearance of 3 Indonesian fishermen

New People’s Army rebels march in southern Philippines.


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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Philippine authorities were investigating reports that 3 Indonesian fishermen may have been abducted off the southern Tawi-Tawi province, officials said last week. Officials, quoting intelligence reports, said the three fishermen went miss-

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ing recently, but their boat had been recovered near the Sabah border. It was unknown whether the trio had been seized by pirates or Abu Sayyaf rebels who are actively operating in Tawi-Tawi, one of 5 provinces under the troubled Muslim autonomous re-


gion. Rebels have seized many Malaysian sailors in the area in the past years and the group is still holding for ransom over a dozen seamen, including a group of Vietnamese crewmen of a cargo ship. (Mindanao Examiner)



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Continued fr om page 1 from He said that Islamic State is also threatening Malaysian government leaders, including Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hus¬sein and senior members of the Cabinet. “There are still threats against our leaders, but we are closely monitoring the

situation,” Khalid said, quoting fresh intelligence reports. “What is happening in other countries...we don’t want that to happen in Malaysia. We will always take proactive measures when it comes to fighting the IS,” Khalid said. Destr oy A bu S ayyaf, estro Abu Sayyaf, Jihadist G Grroups In the Philippines,

President Rodrigo Duterte also ordered military forces to crush and finish off rebel and jihadist groups tied to the Islamic State. The military has mobilized thousands of troops in Mindanao to fight the Abu Sayyaf and other allied groups. Military chief Eduardo Año

said at least 51 battalions have been tapped to carry out Duterte’s order, who was perceived by some as soft on rebels, but hard on drug users. “Not in our history there has been that massive deployment of our troops,” Año said, adding, the goal of the new government offensive is to

wipe out these Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups. “We are going to make sure that our campaign against the Abu Sayyaf will be quick.” Aside from the Abu Sayyaf, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Ansarul Khilafah, Khilafah Islamiyah Movement, Al-KhobarGroup,

including so-called rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels, among others, also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in an effort to establish a caliphate in Mindanao. These groups operate in the troubled Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (Mindanao Examiner)

Rebels accused military of sabotaging peace talks Continued fr om page 1 from Sanchez said the cease-fire (agreement) in the province only existed because the NPA was consciously maneuvering its forces in order to avoid armed skirmish in the face of unrelenting military and police combat operations. “The NPA consistently demonstrated its commitment the negotiations while the AFP and the PNP have continued to make a mockery of the peace process,” he said. Duter te C ondemned uterte Condemned Communist rebel leader Jose Maria Sison has repeatedly condemned the Duterte government for reneging on its commitment to free hundreds of political prisoners languishing in jails across the country. Sison, founder of the

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the chief political consultant for the National Democratic Front (NDF) negotiating peace with Manila, said Duterte’s refusal to free the prisoners violates the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and Int e r n a t i o n a l Humanitarian Law. “The non-release of political detainees also runs counter to the possible declaration of the bilateral interim ceasefire agreement between the NDF and the Philippine government and the acceleration of the peace negotiations,” he said. Duterte has repeatedly said he will not free the prisoners unless the

NDF agreed to sign a bilateral ceasefire with the Philippine government, although this was a pledge he made during the election campaign. But Luis Jalandoni, former chief of the NDF peace negotiating panel, and now senior adviser, stressed that the NDF will not lay down its arms even as it is engaged in peace talks with the Duterte government. Jalandoni also warned that “as human rights abuses are perpetrated with the continued implementation of counter-revolutionar y program Oplan Bayanihan and Enhanced Oplan Bayanihan, it will be forced to withdraw its ceasefire declaration to protect the masses and defend communities.” NDF leaders have as-

serted 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.” “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 slaver y and end the exploitation of all workers, and to attain justice for all victims of human rights abuses and op-

pression. And the only way to pursue peace is only by waging the national democratic revolution and the people’s war,” the CPP said. The rebels are fighting for many decades now in an effort to establish their own communist state in the countr y. (Mindanao Examiner)

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ARMM embarks on BRIDGe Project to boost business and investments COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said it is embarking on a project that aims at facilitating the development of Bangsamoro-specific business investment standards and protocols. The project, it said, will empower both the communities and businesses to engage in sustainable business enterprises. Dubbed “Brokering Business Investments in the Bangsamoro to achieve Inclusive Development and Growth” (BRIDGe), the project will be implemented by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the Hineleban Foundation in collaboration with the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI)ARMM. BRIDGe is funded by the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The formal partnership among the players was sealed on Monday,

January 23 at the ARMM Manila Liaison Office in Makati City through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the PBSP and ARMM Regional Government through RBOI. The memorandum cites the roles and areas of cooperation of each participant agency for the successful implementation of the project. PBSP recently conducted a Development Partners’ Meeting with the Program Advisory Committee to generate inputs on the formulation and finalization of the Business Sustainability Framework in Bangsamoro and how to improve the project’s implementation. Such framework seeks to define the role and behavior of corporations and partner communities that would make agribusiness investments in the Bangsamoro sustainable and responsible. Lawyer Ishak V. Mastura, chairman and managing head of RBOI,

said part of the project outcome will strengthen the capacity of RBOI to facilitate investments in the ARMM, help capacitate local communities to engage in business development, and promote businesses in the region among local and international investors. “The project is very relevant and timely because this will prepare us, especially on the business aspect, in the possible transition from the present form of government to federalism, which is what the Duterte administration is now pushing in congress,” Mastura said. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman expressed his optimism about the project. “In line with the initiative of President Duterte to promote and encourage business investments from big businesses and tycoons to the ARMM, this project will enhance the capacity of our communities to receive those investments,” Gov. Hataman said. (Bureau of Public Information)


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Farmers oppose Lapanday Foods Corporation DAVAO CITY – Members of various farmers’ groups have accused Lapanday Food Products of land grabbing and exploitation while raking huge profits at the expense of its workers. “Full control and utilization of the land for the interest of farmers and the economy is imperative. Land grabbers like Lapanday Foods Corporation are using the land for profit,” Antonio Flores, Secretary General of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries held a dialogue with Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and other officials to complaint against Lapanday and discussed other land issues. Flores said aside the Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc. (MARBAI), Hijo Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative-B (HARBCO-B) and the Guhusnong Mag-uuma Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Inc. (GMARBAI) were also demanding that Lapanday return the land to the rightful beneficiaries. “We want Lapanday out of the lands. Legally and morally, farmworkers own the land,” said Haidee Maike, official of HARBCOB. Maike claimed that their cooperative, with 372 farmworker-beneficiaries, decided not to renew the onerous Agribusiness Venture Agreement (AVA) contract with Lapanday in 2008 because of unfair terms and conditions. “For every

crate box of banana we harvest, we incur a deficit of P25. Sa amin na lahat ng gastos at trabaho, lugi pa kami,” she said. “Lapanday have been shortchanging and exploiting us for years. Farmworkers receive only alms. Lapanday would often give our salaries in installments of 25 to 50 percent every two weeks. Our take home pay would range from P305 to P100 for every 15 days of work in the banana plantation,” she said. HARBCO-B said it wants to recover a total of 260 hectares while GMARBAI is reclaiming 116 hectares of land from Lapanday. The lands covering banana plantations are also located in Madaum in Tagum City near the 136 hectares of disputed lands claimed by MARBAI. “The 149 hectares of land we are tilling is not enough for our 372 members. Each beneficiary tills only about a little over onethird hectare of land without any production support. Before, Lapanday would give our cooperative farm inputs, chemicals and fertilizer. Eventually, Lapanday said we owe them P114-million as payment for the chemicals injected to banana trees,” Maike alleged. GMARBAI farmworkers were awarded 48 hectares of land, but cannot till this due to lack of support. “No trader would buy our harvest because we cannot meet the production demand. Maliit lang ang tinataniman namin at wala kaming napagkukunan ng suporta sa pagtatanim,” said Rene Lumongo, who is a board

member at GMARBAI. In December 2008, GMARBAI did not renew its AVA contract with Lapanday, according to Lumongo. He said Lapanday allegedly withheld their salaries to force them to agree to a new contract. And on January 2009, they were refused entry to the plantation. “The three cooperatives are tilling the parcels of land and planting banana on their own without any support from Lapanday. Gusto lang namin umalis na ang Lapanday sa lupa ng mga magsasaka,” Lumongo said. The farmers said Lapanday - owned by the Lorenzo family - refused to respect and recognize the cease and desist order issued by DAR on December 16, 2017 and even evicted MARBAI agrarian reform beneficiaries. “We appeal to the DAR to fast track our actual and permanent installation to the land,” said Antonio Tuyak, spokesperson of MARBAI. The farmworkers alleged that Lapanday has taken control over 1,000 hectares of agrarian reform land under their cooperatives' certificates of land ownership award which forced KMP members and Unyon ng mga Magsasaka sa Agrikultura, and land reform advocates to picket the Lapanday offices in Makati and Davao City. There was no immediate statement from Lapanday on all accusations and allegations made by the farmers against the corporation. (Mindanao Examiner)

Mindanao lawmaker urges the preservation of traditional art’s heritage MANILA – A lawmaker representing the Anak Mindanao (AMIN) party-list has underscored giving value to traditional art by way of respecting its heritage including giving recognition to its origin and the local community from where it came from. In a privilege speech at the House of Represen tatives recently, Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman said it is unfair for Basilan, her home province, to be always mentioned for something bad, negative and ugly but does not get proper credit for its beautiful and precious art. Rep. Turabin-Hataman was referring to an event dubbed Mindanao Tapestry held on January 19 in Davao City where 28 Miss Universe candidates wore dresses made from Mindanao’s traditional fabrics. Even as she praised the pre-pageant event for showcasing the best in Mindanao’s ethnic communities, specifically their colorful yet diverse fabrics, she noted an error with respect to the background information given on the Yakan cloth. “We are, however, very much disheartened to take notice of the fact that our

very own Yakan tennun, popularly known as Yakan weave or cloth, was presented as a fabric from Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) instead of from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),” she said. Members of the Yakan tribe, who are known for their colorful hand-woven clothes, are traditional inhabitants of the province of Basilan, which is part of the ARMM. “We recognize the presence of a Yakan Village in Zamboanga City promoted as a popular tourist destination producing Yakan tennun and we are sincerely grateful for this support to our traditional art,” said Rep. Turabin-Hataman. Based on available data, some Yakans migrated to Zamboanga City only in the 1970s to escape armed conflicts in Basilan. The Yakan tennun, Rep. Turabin-Hataman further explained, is not just a product but represents a priceless traditional art of weaving along with the Landap of the Maranaos, the Inaul of the Maguindanawons, the Pis siyabit of the Tausugs, which are all traditional arts that survived for centuries.

“While those who fail to appreciate culture may perhaps see just a piece of cloth in our weave… to us, the wisdom, the values, the very spirit of our forebears live in every single strand of every piece of cloth,” she said noting those weaves represent the people of Basilan’s identity and being. The colors, patterns and techniques of the Yakan tennun, she added, are the same colors, patterns and techniques, created in Basilan centuries ago. Thus, the issue is not just the Yakan cloth but the centuries-old tradition attached to a community. Still, Rep. Turabin-Hataman said people from Basilan support the use and promotion of their products. “Our only appeal is for our traditional arts to be recognized as having originated from us; that it is our own distinct contribution,” she said. “As a people, so much has already been taken away from us. We thus call upon everyone, to take on a conscious effort in ensuring that nothing more is taken away, because no people and community must be denied of their rightful heritage.” (Bureau of Public Information)

Farmers burn replica of Lapanday's logo to demand its pull-out from their lands in Mindanao in this photo sent by Kilab Multimedia to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

ARMM, PSA strengthen ties COTABATO CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducted a forum here recently on the update of the 20112017 Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) and strengthened its partnership with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) through active communication and coordination. Atty. Laisa Alamia, ARMM Executive Secretar y, said Gov. Mujiv Hataman was delighted with the presence of the PSA at the region’s seat. She said Gov. Hataman is optimistic that with the help of the PSA, ARMM can set its direction, thrust and priorities in strengthening statistical development in the region. The mere presence of PSA in the city, Sec. Alamia added, signals that ARMM is now getting timely and relevant data on the different sectors of the region. Prior to the Hataman administration, there has been no established communication between the PSA and the regional government, she said. During the forum, PSA’s civil registrar general Lisa Grace Bernales said there is gradual decline in poverty incidence in the region,

but the figure is lower than what was expected by the ARMM regional government. Based on data covering 2014-2015, poverty incidence in the region was estimated at 48.2% close to figures monitored in previous years. “The basis of our poverty statistics is income, and incomes of households respond ver y slowly to the interventions; but I feel that it’s a good start,” said Bersales. “Poverty statistics is the most controversial because poverty is multi-dimensional, very complex situation, and our official poverty statistics for now focuses on one dimension, which is income.” “The government inter ventions, to trickle down to household level income, take much time and this is the reason for the disappointment sometimes of our local government on the pover ty statistics that we release,” Bersales added. In recognition of this, Bersales said the PSA listens and knows the needs of their partners and try to address these needs as much as possible. “We hope to develop multi-dimensional statistics which will capture the improvements in health and education, not just the income statistics,”

she said. PSA-ARMM regional director Abubakar Asaad stressed the importance of data in the regional government’s planning. The PSDP activity here was described as a regional dissemination forum that also provided updates on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for both the ARMM and Soccsksargen, or Region 12. During the forum, Candido Astrologo, assistant national statistician, discussed highlights of the PSDP, while Wilma Guillen, assistant national statistician for the social sector statistics ser vice, provided the overview for the SDGs. Engr. Baintan Ampatuan, executive director of the ARMM Regional Planning and Development Office, as well as Atty. Maqtahar Manulon, regional director of PSA-Soccsksargen, were also present in the event. As of latest official statistics, ARMM has a total population of 3,781,387 in 116 municipalities, and 2,490 barangays. From 2014 to 2015, the region registered an economic growth of 5.3% in terms of Gross Regional Domestic Product. (Bureau of Public Information)


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TECH TIPS: Disastrous Android Lollipop Problems And Their Solutions THOUGH ANDROID 7.0 Nougat is now upon us, Android Lollipop is still popular worldwide – and in some cases it's causing problems. If you want to know how to fix Android Lollipop issue, here are the solutions to the most common bugs we've heard about. We'll add to this list as more issues crop up. Check these things first Some of the most common problems after a software update are easy to fix. Before taking drastic measures, check the following: – Check that all your apps are up-to-date by going to the Play Store > My Games and Applications. – If an app continues to suffer from problems, go to Settings > Applications and select the app in question. Then clear the cache. – If the problem persists, restart your phone. – You can also try to clear the cache or app data of other apps that are causing issues. If all previous solutions have failed, you can try restoring to the factory settings. This will delete your data, photos, videos and all other personal files saved on your smartphone. Check the solutions that are recommended in this article before proceeding to this step. Per for mance pr oblems erfor formance problems For most people, updating to Android Lollipop has made their hardware happier, their teeth whiter and their days just dandy. But some users have encountered a range of issues, including freezes, crashes, stutter and lag. In-place upgrades can be the cause of that. Installing updates on top of updates on top of updates can eventually cause problems, so a factory reset might be on the cards, but first look at your apps to check they’ve been updated to Lollipop. As with any performance issues, try switching off anything you don’t need to see if you can identify a specific cause. Apps rrestar estar ting in the estarting backgr ound background There is a bug that restarts apps in the background in the first version of Android 5.0, but not with the 5.1 update. Even apps with persistent notifications in the status bar are affected by this scourge. The only way to solve this problem is to restart the phone, which is a temporary solution, or update your phone to a newer Android version, for a permanent solution. Missing "system.img" err or message error This is a seriously dismaying issue, but it's fixable, I assure you. Before you can use Lollipop on your device, you get this error message, "Missing system.img". When it was still on this version of Android, the Nexus 5 had also experienced this major problem, which can occur during the flash of an installation image with version of 5.0. To solve the issue, you


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simply need to flash the installation files one by one manually, instead of using the automatic command "flash-all.bat". WiF iFii connectivity It seems that we can't have an Android update without something going wrong with either WiFi, Bluetooth or both. Try the usual range of solutions: toggle airplane mode on and off, forget and reconnect to the network, reboot your phone, restart your router or switch between the WiFi frequency bands. If this fails, you may have to wait for a patch from Google for the permanent solution. Ov er heating Over erheating Assuming you haven’t left your device in direct sunlight or near a wicked child with a magnifying glass, overheating is often a side-effect of really hammering the phone with apps such as 3D games. Your case might be contributing to the problem too – phones are designed to be case-free, and heavy cases can interfere with heat dissipation. It’s also worth trying Safe Mode to see if the culprit is an app that’s misbehaving. Batter y dr ain bug attery drain Every new installation of Android firmware results in some battery drain for some users. This is almost always because the update was applied over the top of existing firmware rather than installed 'clean'. There are a few things that could go wrong when everything is set up one way on your phone, and then the world shifts beneath its feet. So now may be the time to bite the bullet, do a full backup and do a factory reset. You can do this via the Settings > Backup & Reset section or manually with the hardware buttons. Just search AndroidPIT for your particular device and 'factory reset' to find a step-by-step guide on how to do this. Flashlight bug If you leave the flashlight on for a while, for example when you're struggling to find your keys in the dark, and it automatically times out, then the flashlight will be busted until you do a reboot. This is pretty weird but it occurred in the developer previews too. It's odd that Google didn't bother to iron this one out, as it's a pretty wellknown issue on the Nexus 5 already. No silent mode mode,, status bar ticker or po wer pow button menu Sadly, these are 'improvements' rather than problems. You can't simply volume down to silent mode (only to vibrate), there's no option other than Power Off when you long press the Power button, and the status bar ticker – that little scrolling preview of notifications – has been killed with fire in the latest version of Android. We expect the masses to rise up shortly and some changes to be made, or at least some workarounds

figured out if you're willing to tweak your phone a little. Fast char ging isn't charging char ging fast charging This could be explained away by raised expectations: while Android supports Qualcomm's QuickCharge 2.0, not every phone does – and those that do don't always ship with a QuickCharge charger. There are also known incompatibilities with some third-party fast chargers, so if you’re encountering issues with one it’s worth trying another charger (if you can) to see if the problem goes away. Recent apps switcher issue The recent apps card stack was a new addition to multi-tasking in Lollipop. But not everyone is a fan. Some users are claiming that, the more apps they have stacked, the slower their performance becomes, while others are noticing that even when a card has been removed from the stack, it mysteriously returns. Even after a reboot your recent apps list will persist, so the only way to fix this one is to simply keep on swiping. Forever. Camer a bug amera Users have reported that their camera stops working after the Lollipop update – in some cases, this means that the icon to select the front-facing camera is no longer even there. To solve this, try deleting your Camera app's data. This won't delete any of your photos, just your existing camera settings. Go to Settings > Apps > All > Camera and tap Clear data. If this doesn't work, try disabling it and then enabling it in the same menu. Chr ome tabs pr oblem Chrome problem Chrome Browser on Lollipop is set by default to store new tabs in the recent apps list, but for many this represents one of the biggest Lollipop fails of all. Fortunately, all you need to do to change this is head to your Chrome settings and disable Merge tabs and apps to return to the more familiar 'number in a box in the URL bar' that brings up your tab list, as it always has. Bluetooth pr oblems problems Android 5.1 has brought some Bluetooth issues with it, especially with Nexus devices. To fix it, it may appear too simple to be true, but it is recommended to turn the Bluetooth off and back on again. You can also clear the cache by going to Settings > Applications > All > Bluetooth Sharing > Clear cache. Incompatible applications The arrival of newer versions of Android has made many applications no longer optimized for Lollipop. Worse, some are no longer compatible at all. Unfortunately, there are no miracle solutions, except to change smartphones, or find a new version of the app on APK mirror. (Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT)

HEALTH: Saging: Ang Pinaka-healthy na Prutas sa Buong Mundo Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong MAY KASABIHAN na “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Mali po iyan. Ang bago ngayon ay “Two bananas a day keep the doctor away.” Marami nang pagsusuri ang nagsasabi na ang saging ay sobrang healthy at napakabuti sa katawan. Heto ang mga nilalaman ng isang saging na 100 grams: Calories: 88 calories, Vitamin A: 430 I.U., Vitamin B: Thiamine .04 mg., Vitamin C: 10 mg., Calcium: 8 mg., Iron: 6 mg., Phosphorus: 28 mg., Potassium: 260 mg., Carbohydrates: 23 grams, at Protein: 1.2 mg. Sobrang Dami ang Benepisyo ng Saging: 1. Tiyan – Napakaganda ng saging para sa mga may ulcer at nangangasim na sikmura. Ang saging ay may sariling antacid na tinatawag na phospholid. May flavonoid din ang saging na parang tinatapalan ang mga sugat sa ating tiyan. 2. Puso – Mabuti ang saging sa puso dahil mataas ito sa potassium at bitamina. Lalu na kung umiinom ka ng mga gamot sa puso at

Dr. Willie T. Ong altapresyon, dagdagan mo na rin ng 2 saging bawat araw. 3. Parang Multivitamin - Kung susuriin mo, parang multivitamin na ang saging dahil may vitamin A, B, C, Calcium, Iron, at Potassium ito. Kapag kumain ka ng 2 saging bawat araw, you can Have It All like Edu Manzano and Feel Complete like Piolo Pascual. Tipid pa! 4. Mabuti sa Colon Dahil mataas sa fiber ang saging, puwede itong panlaban sa colon cancer at iba pang sakit ng bituka natin. 5. Good for exercise – Sa mga mahilig magehersisyo at mag-Gym, kailangan mo ng saging para hindi bumaba ang iyong potassium.

Magbaon ng 2 saging sa bag lagi, tulad ko. 6. Para sa stress at pang-relax – Alam ba niyo na ang saging ay may tryptophan? Ito’y isang kemikal na nagpapasaya sa atin at nagpapaganda ng ating emosyon. Kaya kung depressed ka dahil iniwan ka ng iyong girlfriend, huwag nang lumuha, mag-saging ka na. 7. Pang-baon talaga – Kaibigan, kaya mo bang magbaon ng abokado o mangga sa bag? Hirap kainin hindi ba? Pero ang saging ay napakaganda ng lalagyan. Talagang ginawa ng Diyos para kainin. 8. Baka makabawas ng Leukemia at Hika sa Bata – May pagsusuri na nagsasabi na kapag ang bata o sanggol ay lagi mong papakainin ng saging, mas hindi sila hihikain, at hindi rin sila magkakaroon ng leukemia. Hindi pa ito tiyak, pero marami ang naniniwala nito. Kaya kahit ano pa ang nararamdaman mo, kumain ka na ng saging para maging healthy at malakas.

RECIPE: Binakol na Manok


– 1½ lbs. chicken, sliced into serving

pieces – 4 cups young coconut water – 1 cup young coconut meat – 1 cup hot pepper leaves – 1 bunch lemongrass – 1 large plum tomato, cubed – 1 bunch scallions, cut into 3 inch length

pieces – 1 medium potato, cubed – 1 medium yellow onion, chopped – 3 thumbs ginger, crushed – 1 Knorr chicken cube – 1½ teaspoons salt – ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Rub salt and pepper all over the chicken. Let it stay for 15 minutes. 2) Arrange the chicken, onion, tomato, ginger, and young coconut water in a pot. Turn on the heat. Let boil. 3) Put the lemongrass in the pot. Cover. Cook in low heat for 40 minutes. 4) Add the potato. Cover and then cook for 10 minutes. 5) Put the scallions, hot pepper leaves, and young coconut meat. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes. 6) Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve. 7) Share and enjoy! (


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