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AVAO CIT Y – P osibleng buhayin ng CITY Posibleng pamahalaang D uter te ang peace talks nito sa Duter uterte rebeldeng komunista at inaasahan na muling magkikita ang mga negosyador sa Agosto upang mal na buksan ang nabasur ang paguusap pormal nabasurang paguusap.. upang por Sa Oslo, Norway of the Philippines at New maaring ganapin ang People’s Army, na paguusap, ngunit palayain ang mga hinihiling ng National inarestong lider ng Democratic Front of the rebeldeng grupo upang Philippines, ang political makadalo sa usapin. Continued on page 5 wing ng Communist Party

Bangsamoro delayed: Stakes rising for Duterte by Joseph Franco

MILF fighters during a gathering in Southern Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner Photo - Mark Navales)

China urges U.S. to contribute to peace in South China Sea CHINA SAID that it hoped the United States would do what is good to the peace and stability in the South China Sea - or called by Manila the West Philippine Sea - as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrolling the region. "China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight

of all countries in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, but we oppose those who threaten and harm the sovereignty and security of coastal countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation and overflight," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Geng made the re-

marks while responding to reports that the U.S. aircraft carrier strike group, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, began routine operations in the South China Sea on Feb. 19. The situation in the South China Sea is becoming more stable under the joint efforts of both China and the Association of

Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Geng said. "We hope relevant countries, especially those outside the region, can respect the efforts made by China and the ASEAN, maintain the good situation, and do more things that are helpful for peace and stability in the South China Sea," Geng said. (Xinhua)

‘Ninja cops’ dumating na sa Basilan Makikita sa larawang ito na inilabas ng Philippine National Police si Director General Ronald Dela Rosa habang pinagagalitan ang 7 parak ng Pampanga na umano’y sabit sa robbery-extortion ng 3 Korean nationals nitong Disyembre lamang.


BASILAN – Umani ng ibatibang reaksyon ang pagdating ng mga binansagang “ninja cops” sa Basilan, isa sa 5 lalawigan ng Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, matapos silang ipatapon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte bilang parusa sa

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mga diumano’y kasalanan. Dumating noong nakaraang linggo ang halos 5 dosenang parak na umano’y sangkot sa iba’tibang kaso at inaasahan na marami pa ang ipadadala sa magulong rehiyon. Continued on page 5

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Muslims rally for peace in Mindanao. PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s election in the Philippines was hailed as an unprecedented opportunity to resolve protracted conflicts in the country’s Mindanao region. Yet setbacks in writing the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which would provide greater autonomy to the region, and the potential establishment of an Islamic State (ISIS) province could prove stubborn obstacles for the popular leader. These challenges have collided in recent weeks, with Duterte warning secessionist groups not to house terrorists unless they were prepared to face a new government offensive. Euphoria marked the March 2014 signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippines government and the major


secessionist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The agreement was hailed as the solution to the decadeslong Mindanao struggle. It was forecast that a Bangsamoro government would be up and running by the end of the Aquino administration in June last year. Unfortunately, this optimistic assessment was shattered by the early 2015 Mamasapano incident, in which 44 police commandos perished in a b o t c h e d counterterrorism raid. Police officers chasing after an Indonesian terrorist known as Marwan strayed into a MILF-influenced area in central Mindanao. The operation subsequently degenerated into a confused firefight. Continued on page 2



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Bangsamoro delayed:Stakes rising for Duterte by Joseph Franco Continued fr om page 1 from Enter Duterte and his meteoric rise to the Philippines presidency. The president’s campaigning emphasized his Mindanao roots along with a curated folksy persona, and promised a swift end to political violence in the island. Days after his inauguration, Duterte forecast that a framework for the Bangsamoro Basic Law would be ready by the end of 2016. The law provides the legal foundation for the establishment of the Bangsamoro, a political entity that greatly expands the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. It is envisioned that the Bangsamoro would be the political solution to address the secessionist demands of the MILF, by providing greater political and fiscal autonomy. At present, however, there is little indication that even a draft law is in the works. Duterte expanded membership to the commission drafting the law to make it “more inclusive.” But, while laudable, this step has only delayed the process. The commission has yet to be convened five months before the July 2017 deadline. It is ironic that Duterte’s penchant for quick fixes and incendiary speech is unable to speed up the bureaucratic arrangements necessary to implement the new arrange-

ments. Even if the Bangsamoro commission sends in the draft basic law for legislation, it may take months for both chambers of Congress to pass the measure. The Duterte administration can ill afford further delays to the peace process. A recent spike in violence in central Mindanao has raised the specter of an ISIS province or _wilayah _in the Philippines. According to Philippine Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana, gunmen from the purportedly ISIS-aligned Abu Sayyaf Group have moved from their strongholds off the coast of western Mindanao to central areas of the region. Curiously, however, none of the usual ISIS propaganda outfits such as the Amaq Agency, nor the loose network of so-called “jihobbyists,” have trumpeted the operational links of Abu Sayyaf head Isnilon Totoni Hapilon to the ISIS leadership. Whether true or not, as I have previously argued, the prospect of an ISIS wilayah in central Mindanao may prove damaging to the regional peace process. Local politicians opposed to the Bangsamoro may use the threat of ISIS expansion in their jurisdictions to engage in spoiling activities. There is historical precedent for this type of behavior, when Chris-

tian politicians in central Mindanao organized to lobby against any type of political settlement with the MILF. The complexity of conflict in Mindanao is apparent in the overarching military strategy being pursued by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The army’s Development Support and Security Plan Kapayapaan (“peace”) continues to prescribe the use of intelligence-driven combat operations against terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf. It is unclear how much Duterte shares the military’s perspective. The president has oscillated between hard and soft approaches on the matter. Duterte has referred to Abu Sayyaf as “desperate men” driven by poverty, as well as barbarians he intends to eat raw, with vinegar and salt. These conflicting messages may harm efforts in constructing a narrative against extremist groups in the short term. In the longer term, such rhetoric makes government peace overtures appear less sincere. Duterte’s view of Mindanao must go beyond the parochial mindset he constructed as Davao City mayor. Mindanao is no longer just the backyard of the city he rules over. Rather, it is increasingly being drawn into international developments including the prevalence of the ISIS narra-

tive. Indonesian and Malaysian jihadists have stated their intent to wage jihad in Mindanao instead of traveling to Syria and Iraq. The longer the Mindanao conflict persists, the louder the clarion call for foreign fighters displaced from ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq will ring. Instead of provocative speech, the Duterte admin-

istration may find it more effective to continue with the behind the scenes diplomacy that laid the groundwork for the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. Duterte should transition to a more nuanced approach to the Mindanao conflict. By limiting his pronouncements to actionable pledges, he can more effectively use the

political capital he had when he took power. A Bangsamoro delayed will have severe consequences beyond Duterte’s presidential term. (Joseph Franco is Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Originally Published in the Global Observatory)


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ARMM turns over P13.27-M project in Maguindanao town MAGUINDANAO – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) turned over P13.27-million worth of road project to the municipal government of Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao province benefiting thousands of residents in two villages there. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman led the turnover ceremony of the 1.3-kilometer access road at Barangay Mulaog. The ceremony was also attended by Public Works and Highways Secretary Engr. Mustapha Loong, Maguindanao’s 1st District Engineer Nasrodin Ibrahim, Sultan Kudarat Mayor Shameem Mastura, and other officials. The concreting of Sultan Mastura Road (Phase 1) connects Barangay Banubo to Barangay Mulaog. Sec. Loong said construction started in 2016 through a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Public Works and Highway in ARMM and the municipal government. Gov. Hataman said the

construction of another two-kilometer road will be implemented this year in the same town connecting Barangay Mulaog to Barangay Sinditan. Official data showed DPWHARMM implemented 22.39 kilometers of road projects from 2012-2016 in the town of Sultan Kudarat alone with an allocation of P304.52 million. An additional P150 million is earmarked for the implementation of projects with a length of 12.70 kilometers this year. He said this includes concreting of DagurunganBoliok-Tambo Road in Sultan Mastura; LadiaIbotigen Road; Ibotigen-Narra-Katidtuan Road; Mulaog-Sinditan Road; construction of flood control project in Nuling Creek; and concreting of an access road from the national highway. He also assured that the regional government would fast track all the infrastructure projects in Sultan Kudarat. Mayor Mastura noted the Mulaog to Sinditan project is an instrument for the development of their

area. “We are very thankful to Gov. Hataman for his support not just for Maguindanao but for the entire ARMM as well, kahit saang parte ng ARMM nakikita po natin ang malaking pagbabago,” Mayor Mastura said, adding, his constituents can now easily go to the market and buy their needs and that the project would also address flooding concerns. “Napakasaya po namin dahil bawas po sa gastusin namin ang project na ito. Dati aabot ngP90 ang pamasahe pero ngayon na maayos na ang daan aabot na lang sa P10, malaking bagay na yun dahil pwede pa po namin pambili ng bigas yun,” Fatima Solaiman, a 52-year old resident of Barangay Banubo said. “Ang dating imposible ngayon ay naging posible, dito na po ako tumanda, hindi po namin inisip na magiging sementado pa ang daan dito,” Solaiman added. She also said Gov. Hataman is the first governor of the ARMM who visited their barangay. (Bureau of Public Information)

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Search on for abducted crew of Vietnamese cargo ship TAWI-TAWI – Security forces launched an operation to search and rescue 6 crew members of a Vietnamese freighter abducted by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels. Officials said rebels hijacked the cargo ship off the southern Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi and abducted the sailors and killed one crew member before escaping to the open sea. Security forces also rescued 17 Vietnamese crewmen of MV Giang Hai and brought them to the nearest dock in Taganak Island. In January, a group of Abu Sayyaf rebels tried, but failed to hijack a Filipino cargo ship while sailing off Basilan province also in southern Philippines. The gunmen, on board two speedboats, attacked the vessel Ocean

Kingdom – manned by over 2 dozen sailors – off Sibago Island while heading to Davao City to deliver its cargo. Security forces, alerted by the attack, rushed to the area and secured the cargo boat owned by Oceanic Shipping Lines. It was the second cargo ship attacked by rebels off Basilan since last year. Abu Sayyaf fighters also hijacked a Vietnamese cargo ship and seized 6 crewmen, including its captain in a daring attack on November 11 that left one sailor wounded. The ship, MV Royal 16, was sailing off the province when 10 gunmen on a speedboat intercepted it off Sibago Island and boarded the vessel and abducted the crewmen. Another Filipino cargo ship, MV Lorcon Iloilo,

passing near Basilan rescued the wounded sailor and provided him first aid. The Abu Sayyaf is also holding over a dozen Malaysian and Indonesian sailors in the restive region. President Rodrigo Duterte, who visited Kuala Lumpur last year, has allowed Malaysia to enter the country’s southern border in hot pursuit of Abu Sayyaf rebels and kidnap gangs following the slew of ransom kidnappings in Sabah just near the Muslim province of Tawi-Tawi. Manila also allowed Indonesia to do the same following the spate of Abu Sayyaf attacks on its tugboats in Sabah and Tawi-Tawi. The Philippines has joint border patrol agreements with both Malaysia and Indonesia. (Mindanao Examiner)


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PNP-ARMM praises Sulu leadership for ‘unwavering support’ SULU – Police authorities in the Muslim autonomous region praised Sulu Governor Toto Tan for his unwavering support to law enforcement efforts and various peace and order programs in the province. Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, the regional police chief, recently visited Tan at the Capitol to personally thank him. Sindac was accompanied by Sulu provincial police chief, Superintendent Mario Buyuccan

and senior officers when he made his courtesy call. Sindac – who took over from Chief Superintendent Agripino Javier in December - also met with former Governor Sakur Tan and similarly praised and thanked him for his valuable contribution to peace and development efforts. Municipal mayors and provincial board members were also present during the meeting. (Ahl-franzie Salinas)

‘Ninja cops’ dumating na sa Basilan

Continued fr om page 1 from Sakay ng isang Philippine Air Force cargo plane ang mga parak – na karamihan ay mula pa sa National Capital Region Police Office – ng sila ay lumapag dito at agad rin dinala sa Philippine Navy headquarters para sa deployment sa kalapit na lalawigan ng Basilan. Mahigit sa 200 mga “ninja cops” ang ipinatapon ni Rodrigo Duterte sa Basilan, ngunit marami ang hindi sumama at posibleng matanggal sa serbisyo. Sinabi naman ng pulisya na isang routine deployment lamang ito at normal sa hanay ng mga

parak ang ma-destino sa ibang lugar. Marami rin ang masama ang loob sa pagkakatapon sa kanila sa Basilan. Ang iba naman ay kinuwestyon ang desisyon ng liderato ng pulisya matapos nilang mabatid na marami sa mga orihinal na nasa listahan ni Duterte ang hindi napasama sa Basilan. Naunang inalmahan ni ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman ang pagpapadala ng mga ito sa Basilan dahil baka makaimpluwensya umano ang mga “ninja cops” sa matitinong pulis. Sinabi ni Duterte na isasabak sa laban sa Abu Sayyaf ang mga ito. (Mindanao Examiner)

Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac poses with Sulu Governor Toto Tan and former Governor Sakur Tan. (Photo by Ahl-franzie Salinas)

ARMM, Lanao del Sur draw up anti-poverty plan COTABATO CITY – Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the provincial government of Lanao del Sur are mapping out an anti-poverty strategy that would effectively bring down the province – within two years – from the top of the list of poorest provinces in the country. First quarter 2015 data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, the latest available, showed Lanao del Sur was the poorest province in the Philippines with 74.3% poverty incidence. During a special ARMM cabinet meeting and executive consultation on February 22, involving top officials of the regional and provincial governments, Lanao del Sur line agency heads presented the status of ongoing projects as well as accomplishments for fiscal year 2016. Presided by the Regional Vice Governor Haroun Alrashid Lucman Jr., the consultation also discussed areas where they could improve and have better focus on in the coming months. This is the first in a series of provincial consultations this year covering the five ARMM provinces. Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong, Anak Mindanao Representative Atty. Makmod Mending Jr., and the province’s local chief executives were also present during the special

cabinet meeting and executive consultation. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, who was present in the consultation meeting, encouraged Lanao del Sur’s Department of Agriculture to work on expanding the province’s agriculture coverage and on making the province rice sufficient by 2019. Gov. Hataman also urged officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to expedite the bidding process on partner conduit to speed up the payout process of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The two districts of Lanao del Sur with combined 92,191 program beneficiaries have not received the amounts due them since last year. Provincial social welfare officers of Lanao del Sur’s two districts explained this was because of the absence of a partner conduit that will serve the beneficiaries. DSWDARMM Assistant Secretary Pombaen Karon Kader said no bidder participated in last year’s call for a partner conduit, which was the reason why the agency’s central office has not downloaded the program’s funds for the province. Meanwhile, the Department of Health-ARMM, through the Integrated Provincial Health Office, reported improvements in health statistics for Lanao del Sur citing the period 2009 to 2016. These are as follows:

maternal mortality rate dropped from 81 in 2009 to only five in 2016; infant mortality rate was also down from four to 1.46; malnutrition among children dropped from 15.20% to 5.65%; tuberculosis cure rate increased to 83%; and immunization for children was up to 86.84%, the highest in the region. Regional Health Secretary Kadil Sinolinding said these improvements in the health sector are credited to improved facilities development and increased deployment of health professionals in all the provinces of the region. The Humanitarian Development Action Plan (HDAP) was also discussed during the consultation as a special program that will cover the province’s conflict-affected town of Butig. ARMM-HDAP is a program of the regional government under the Hataman administration that implements various government initiatives. These include relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction of both “horizontal” – in reference to school buildings, houses, and health centers – and “vertical” infrastructures – or roads and bridges. It also covers livelihood projects that will promote peace and order and help improve the economic situation in calamity-affected communities, specifically in 15 Maguindanao towns. (Bureau of Public Information)


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Continued fr om page 1 from Bihag naman ng NPA ang 6 sundalo at posibleng palayain sila kung sakaling matuloy ang peace talks. Hindi pa malinaw kung papayag ba si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kahilingan ng NDFP, ngunit nakasalalay dito ang posibleng paglalagda sa

isang bilateral ceasefire sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at mga rebelde. Ito ang naging taktika ng NDFP sa pamahalaang Duterte kung kaya’t pinalaya ng Pangulo ang mahigit sa 20 mga lider ng NPA na ngayon ay nagtatago na matapos na mabasura ang peace talks

noong nakaraang buwan dahil sa pagpipilit ng komunistang grupo na palayain ang mahigit sa 400 rebeldeng nakapiit sa iba’t-ibang bilanguan sa bansa. Matagal ng nakikibaka ang NPA upang maitatag ang sariling estado nito. (Mindanao Examiner)

Poll watchdog demands resignation of COMELEC boss LANAO DEL SUR – Poll watchdog Kontra Daya demanded the resignation of Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista for allegedly failing protect voters’ data following a breach a COMELEC office in Wao town. It said a computer containing sensitive voters' information was allegedly stolen in January and that COMELEC officials admitted that it took two weeks to submit a report regarding the break-in. “The COMELEC's fresh start should be in the form COMELEC chairman Andres

Bautista's resignation after he has miserably failed to provide the necessary means to protect voters' data.” “Prior to the break-in at the Wao office, the COMELEC website was hacked and sensitive voter information like addresses and passport numbers were made publicly available by hackers weeks before the May 2016 elections,” it said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. It said the 2016 COMELEC data breach was initially reported by TrendMicro as early as April

6, but it was publicly confirmed by COMELEC only 15 days after. “Indeed, the Wao breakin highlights anew the brazen incompetence of the COMELEC leadership and it is high time that Bautista resign,” said Kontra Daya which is composed of members of the academe and religious groups, information technology professionals, and concerned citizens. There was no immediate reaction from Bautista on the allegations of Kontra Daya. (Mindanao Examiner)


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and click on Gmail > Contacts. You’ll see the option to Import Contacts in the left hand sidebar. Click it, choose the vCard file you just created and let Google do the rest. Text messages and WhatsA pp chats WhatsApp Please note that without using a questionable third party tool, it is not currently possible to transfer iMessage or WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android or vice versa. We can only recommend backing up your chats in iCloud for now. E mail The most seamless way to manage your iCloud emails on an Android smartphone is through the preinstalled mail app, using IMAP access from Apple. With SMTP access, you can still send e-mails under the old Apple address, too. The necessary server data for setting it up is in this Apple support document. iCloud Documents If you’ve been storing files in iCloud, you can get them by logging into, clicking on iCloud Drive and then choosing the appropriate app folder - but remember that some file types, such as Pages documents, won’t work in non-Apple programs. If you’ve got files in proprietary formats such as Pages, convert them to RTF or Microsoft Word files in the Pages app before transferring them. B ookmar ks ookmarks Once again, the easiest way to do transfer everything is via iCloud. In your iPhone, go into Settings > iCloud and ensure Safari is enabled; now, go to your PC or Mac and open iCloud for Windows (PC) or System Preferences > iCloud (Mac) and do the same. If you haven’t already downloaded iCloud for Windows you can get it from here. What we’re doing here is ensuring that our iPhone bookmarks are being synchronized with our PC or Mac. On Windows, the next step is to click Bookmarks > Options and then choose Firefox or Chrome. Click Apply and then Merge, and you’ll be told to download the iCloud Bookmarks extension for the browser you selected. This extension will sync your bookmarks from Safari to Chrome or Firefox. If you chose Chrome, the next step is easy: on a PC, open Chrome and log in to the Google Account you use for Android and the bookmarks will be synced automatically. On a Mac, open Chrome, click the “hamburger” Chrome menu at the right hand side of the window and select Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings and select Safari as the source. Firefox is a little

trickier for both PC and Mac. If you’re on a Mac, the next step is to open Firefox, choose Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks and then click on the star icon in the toolbar. This brings up the importing and backup options. Select Import Data From Another Browser and choose Safari. On both PC and Mac, the next step is to click on Firefox’s Tools menu and select Set Up Sync. This enables you to log in to your Firefox Account (if you have one) or create a Firefox Account (if you don't). Once you’ve entered the details, you can then open Firefox on your phone and choose Options > Sync > Pair a Device to get the bookmarks onto Firefox on your phone. P hotos and videos The easiest way to transfer photos from iPhone to Android is to drag everything and drop it (if you have a Windows PC). Connect the iPhone via USB, open My Computer and look for the iPhone icon. Open it and look for the DCIM folder. That’s where your pictures are; just select them and drag them to a folder on your PC. You can then connect your Android phone and drag the files from your PC to your phone. If you’re feeling particularly flash, you can connect iPhone and Android at the same time and drag photos from one to the other, but we’d recommend transferring to the PC first so you’ve got a backup of your pictures. Things are slightly different on Macs, although the basic idea is the same. Instead of My Computer you’ll need to launch Image Capture to impor t your photos. Once you’ve done that you can connect your Android device and drag from your photos folder (or anywhere else you put the imported pics). Music This one’s a bit tr ickier. You’ll need Apple’s iTunes and Google Music Manager installed. First of all, in iTunes make sure all your music is actually on your computer: if there’s a little icon of a cloud with a downwards arrow on it, it hasn’t been downloaded. Make sure your purchased music is there too (it may be hidden in Preferences > Store > Show iTunes in the Cloud Purchases”). Once you’re sure you’ve got everything, open Google Music Manager and in the setup page, select Upload Songs to Google Play. Specify “iTunes” as the source and let Google Music Manager do its thing. For more detailed instructions, see our article on how to use iTunes with Android. (Brittany McGhee, AndroidPIT)

HEALTH: Para Sa Batang Pihikan Kumain Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong HETO ANG payo ni Dr Chin Morabe, isang Pediatrician sa batang mahina kumain. Napakalaking papel ang ginagampanan ng magulang na gabayan ang pag-uugali sa pagkain ng kanilang anak. Una sa lahat, alamin ang dahilan. Wala ba talagang gana o sadyang mapili lang sa pagkain. Tiyaga at pasensya ang kailangan upang mapaunawa sa kanila ang kahalagahan ng wastong pagkain. Hindi mapupunan ng pagbibigay ng bitamina ang kakulangan sa tamang pag-papakain sa bata. Narito ang mga tips: 1. Maging mabuting halimbawa sa bata. Ang bata ay naiimpluwensyahan ng mga bagay na kanilang nakikita. Kung gusto mong kumain ang bata ng ampalaya, dapat ay ipakitang kumakain ka din nito. Maari ding makaenganyo ang mga nakatatandang kapatid o pinsan kung nakikitang magana silang kumain. 2. Isama ang bata sa pagpaplano at paghahanda ng pagkain. Maaring mas matagal ang pagluluto pero mas nagiging interesado ang bata na tikman kung ano ang kanilang nagawa. Isama din sa grocery kung saan maari siyang makapamili

Dr. Willie T. Ong ng prutas at gulay na gusto niya. 3. Gawing kaaya-aya ang hapag kainan. Alisin ang telebisyon, laruan o ano mang mga gadgets sa oras ng pagkain. Ang salu-salo ay hindi din oras upang pagalitan o sermonan ang bata na maaring makapagdulot ng maling signal sa bata kung saan nagiging negatibo ang pananaw sa pagkain. 4. Magluto ng iba’t ibang putahe upang hindi madaling magsawa. Iwasan din na tanging ang paborito nitong pagkain lang ang ihahanda dahil yun lang din ang aasahan ng bata lagi sa mesa. Sa halip maglagay din ng mga bagong sangkap at untiunting ipakilala ito sa bata. Maaring umabot sa 10-15 beses bago ito magustuhan ng bata. 5. Maging malikhain sa paghahanda ng pagkain gaya ng iba’t ibang hugis at kulay. Bukod sa natututo ang bata, nawiwili din itong kumain. Ang panlasa nila

ay sensitibo sa kulay, hugis, anyo, at pagkapino ng pagkain. 6. Magtakda ng regular na oras ng pagkain at miryenda. Iwasan ang meryenda kung malapit na ang oras ng hapunan dahil mawawalan na sila ng gana. Kahit ayaw kumain ng bata panatilihin pa din siyang kasama sa mesa tuwing oras ng pagkain. Masasanay ito kapag hinayan manood o maglaro na lamang at hindi mapapaintindi ang kahalagahan ng pagkain. 7. Ilayo ang mga pagkain o inumin na ayaw nating ibigay sa bata, tulad ng soft drinks. Mas mainam na wala ito sa bahay kaysa nakikita nila ngunit sila ay pagbabawalan. 8. Huwag gawing premyo ang pagkain gaya ng pagbibigay ng tsokolate matapos maubos ang gulay. Sa halip na mapaunawa ang kahalagaan ng gulay mas natatakam tuloy sila sa premyong tsokolate. 9. Iwasang puwersahin ang bata, baka lalo nitong katakutan ang pagkain. Imbes na pilitin, unawain ang bata. Kausapin ng mahinahon at alamin ang dahilan ng kanilang pag-ayaw. 10. Huwag magalinlangan magtanong sa doctor kung kinakailangan. Happy eating!

RECIPE: Shrimp Scampi with Linguine


– 1 lb. linguine, cooked according to package instructions – 1 lb. medium shrimp shelled and deveined – 4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 4 tablespoons butter

– ¾ cup Moscato – 1 cup chicken broth – Juice from 1 lemon – 3 tablespoons parsley, minced – ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – ½ teaspoon salt

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Combine olive oil and minced garlic in a pot. Heat the oil and then continue to cook until the moment that the garlic starts to turn light brown. 2) Add the butter and let it melt. 3) Pour the moscato, chicken broth, and lemon juice into the pot. Let boil. Cook until the liquid reduces to half. 4) Add the shrimp, red pepper flakes, salt, parsley, and ground black pepper. Stir. Cover and then cook for 4 to 5 minutes. 5) Arrange the linguine in a plate. Top with shrimp scampi. 6) Serve. Share and enjoy!



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DOLE stops works at mall construction site

CEBU CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) temporarily stopped all works at a mall construction project at the South Road Properties in Cebu City for safety reason, according to the Philippine News Agency. Labor Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga said they received a complaint from one of the workers of the construction project which prompted them to send an inspection team headed by Enginee Levi Custorio to the construction site. Custorio, a Labor Law

Compliance Officer, said they found some violations in the site and these include safety deficiencies under the Occupational Safety and Health Standards and also those covered by General Labor Standards. “The primary reason why we issued a work stoppage order is the presence of imminent danger observed at the site upon the conduct of the compliance visit. The construction project site only uses monkey ladder and canopy structure, which serves as a scaffold and platform for its exterior works,” said Sarcauga, adding, the

project’s exterior works, including cladding, painting, and roofing, among others, were also inspected. Mercado Builders, Inc., the project manager of IL Corso Festival Mall Project, together with RBM Construction, its independent contractor, appeared at the DOLE office for the mandatory conference. DOLE ordered the contractors, including Filinvest Land Inc., the owner of the project, to “cease and desist from all their exterior operations until such time that imminent danger is rectified.”

Mga nagpadagan sa K to 12 Plus Project mipaubos sa Communications Workshop CEBU CITY - Aron mapahibalo sa kadaghanan ang benepisyo sa K to12 Plus project, gipahigayon ang Communications Workshop alang sa mga nagpadagan niini bag-ohay lang. Ang Cebu Chamber of Commerce of Industry ug ang AFOS Foundation nga usa ka German Foundation ang nangulo sa pagpahigayon sa Communications Enhancement and Planning didto sa Montebello Vista Hotel. Kini aron mahibaw sa kadaghanan ang mga benepisyo sa maong

programa sa matang sa edukasyon. Unang tigpamaba mao si Minerva Newman, ang kanhi regional director sa Philippine Information Agency-Central Visayas nga maoy nasinati kabahin sa pag identify sa mensahe sa usa ka adbokasiya ug unsaon kini pag communicate sa publiko. Human sa extensibong diskusyon, misunod ang training kabahin sa“Storifying Advocacies and Building Relationships with Media”. Ang K to 12 Plus usa ka proyekto diin gisunod ang dualized nga approach sa pag edukar sa mga estudyante sa

matang sa technical vocational skills. Gitinguha nga gawas sa nakat onan sa eskwelahan mupadayon ang mga tinunan sa pagkat-on ngadto sa mga magpatigayon. “Adunay mga teknikal nga tawo ang mubansay bansay sa mga estudyante sa matang sa konstruksyon, culinary og HRM,” matod ni Teresa Cono, AFOS resident representative, Ang maong sistema gisunod karon sa tulo ka mga eskwelahan. Aduna nay mga mugraduwar sa maong project karong Abril. (Ferliza Calizar-Contratista)

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Rotary Club raises funds for children with congenital heart defects CEBU CITY - Triathletes in Cebu will get a chance to help the less-fortunate children in the First Rotary Corporate Triathlon set on June 11 in Mactan. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Cebu, hopes to raise funds for the "Gift of Life program", which funds the operation of poor children suffering from congenital heart defects. "We started with the Gift of Life Program ten years ago and when we saw how the operations changed the life of the beneficiaries, we decided to continue to hold fundraising events. All the sponsorship and proceeds of the event will go

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to the Gift of Life program," said Rotary Club of Cebu president Bernard Sia. Gift of Life chairman Edward Tanting said the group has 12 children scheduled for operation, which costs between P100,000-P700,000. "The sport of triathlon will be a chance for the athletes to help the children. Aside from the athletes, we are also accepting sponsorships from individuals or companies," said Sia, who promised that proceeds from sponsors will go directly to the program. The race is also organized by the CornerStone Group, which is behind


the 8080 triathlon. It will have the elite, age group, relay and corporate team of six divisions. The top three racers in the men's and women's divisions of the elite class will receive cash prizes, while the winners in the other divisions will get gift checks. Registration fee is P4,000 for the individual category, P8,000 for the relay division and P20,000 for the Corporate Challenge. Organizers said they hope to attract 400 to 500 triathletes, so they can raise some P1.6 millionP2 million from registration fees alone. (PNA)


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