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Police to revive war on illegal drugs POLICE ARE pr epar ing for the rre-launch e-launch of its anti-dr ug campaign similar to the prepar eparing anti-drug success of the “Oplan Tokhang wing a dr amatic incr ease in the illegal dr ug okhang”” follo following dramatic increase drug tr ade in the countr y. trade country President Rodrigo Duterte temporarily ics policemen who accused him of beshelved the anti-drug campaign after some ing involved in the illegal drug trade, policemen were linked to the kidnap-slay and demanded money from his wife in of a South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo exchange for his safe release. He was in January. eventually murdered inside a car in The Korean was seized from his home Camp Crame. Continue on page 5 in Angeles City by a group of anti-narcot-

Political strategist ni Duterte at NIA boss, sinabak o nag-resign? Police Director Ronald dela Rosa interacts with policemen during his recent visit to the Kalinga Police Provincial Office.

DAVAO CITY – Sinibak nga ba o nag-resign sa puwesto? Ito ngayon ang katanungan ng maraming tagasunod ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte matapos na umalis sa kanyang

puwesto si National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Peter Laviña. Si Laviña ay isa sa mga political strategist at mapagkakatiwalaang tao ni

Duterte at kabilang sa mga nasa likod ng matagumpay na kampanya ng Pangulo noong ito ay tumakbo sa 2016 elections. Continue on page 5

Go Negosyo projects for Sulu launched SULU – A series of infrastructure projects was launched by various companies and organizations in Sulu in an effort to bring peace and development to the southern Filipino province. Among the projects, launched through the “Go Negosyo” program, were housing units for the poor in the village of Anuling in Patikul town and in Kajatian village in the

town of Indanan. Sulu Governor Toto Tan led government officials in both ground breaking ceremonies attended by Anna Margarita “Ginggay” Hontiveros-Malvar, of Go Negosyo; former Governor Sakur Tan, Senior Superintendent Mario Buyucan, the provincial police chief, and Anuling village chieftain Gambrazer “Ging” Hayudini. The Filipino-Chinese

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Rep. Arthur Yap also donated one school building with 8 classrooms at the Sultan Jamalul Kiram Elementary School in Maimbung town. Enrique Chua, a representative of the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, flew to Sulu from Manila to lead the ground breaking ceremony. Continue on page 2

Sulu provincial photo show some of the projects launched recently through “Go Negosyo” program in Sulu province in southern Philippines.

Regions with biggest mining activities among the poorest, says IBON

Mining operation of TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Zamboanga del Norte province. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)


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CONTRARY TO CLAIMS that closing down mining operations in the countr y will worsen poverty, research group IBON said that large-scale mining activities impact heavily on marginalized sectors and intensify poverty. The group also said that the mining sector’s export-oriented character further deprives communities by taking away potential resources for local development. The Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines claimed the crackdown on mining would lead to "expansive pover ty" and hur t economic growth. This was in response to the Department of Environ-

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ment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s recent orders to close and suspend some mining operations and cancel 75 mining contracts. According to a study by IBON, however, mineral extraction and production often incur significant social and environmental costs which in fact fall disproportionately on the poor. In 2009, mining had the highest poverty incidence among industry groups at 48.71%. This was the highest poverty incidence since 1988, even surpassing the agriculture sector, which has historically topped poverty incidence across industries. Continue on page 3



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Go Negosyo projects for Sulu launched

Sulu provincial photos show some of the projects launched recently through “Go Negosyo” program in Sulu province in southern Philippines. Continued fr om page 1 from Chua, along with Tan and the others, also inspected the facilities at the Hadji Butoh School of Arts and Trade which needs repair and new equipment for the students, especially those taking electronics and automotive, among other technical courses. Representatives from the SM Foundation were also in Sulu to help train vegetable farmers from the provinces’ 19 municipalities. Tan thanked all those who went to Sulu and said he and his constituents will forever be grateful to them. He also

thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for his support and personal attention to the needs of the province. In December last year, Duterte launched “Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu: Christmas Townhall with the President” after the former governor – also called Datu Shah Bandar – who was also present in the meeting – sought Duterte’s help in August – through the assistance of Joey Concepcion, who is also the Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship; and Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, and other stakeholders.

Duterte invited business people in Malacañang for the launching of the “Save Sulu Project” and among those who committed to help Sulu were PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan, who pledged to rehabilitate and put up more Smart Telecommunication cell sites, build at least 40 houses in the next 2 years, provide water and power to communities and donate hospital equipment and train doctors and grant scholarships. San Miguel Corporation, which pledged to build a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant, a feed mill sup-

ply chain and to help rebuild the Hajji Buto School of Arts and Trade. The National Book Store also committed to provide school supplies for at least 100,000 students, and the other donors were Bounty Fresh Food, Inc. which will open up poultry contract growing to farmers;W. Group, which pledged to buy seaweeds from local fishermen and farmers; Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, who vowed to build at least 100 houses; taipan Lucio Tan and his son, Michael, who both committed to resume air transportation from

Zamboanga City to Sulu. And SM’s Tessie SyCoson, Rosalind Wee, of the Marine Resources Development Corporation – the country’s biggest producer of carrageenan; the KAPATID Agri Group which will help train farmers; and Rep. Arthur Yap and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc., which will also put up classrooms; Quintin Pastrana, who pledged to put up libraries and literacy programs in Gawad Kalinga villages. The Department of Agriculture said it will provide

tractors, farm implements and agricultural training to farmers in Sulu. Secretary Ramon Lopez, of the Department of Trade and Industry, said SM, Robinsons, Double Dragon, Rustan’s and even Puregold would partner with Sulu fishermen and farmers by allocating a specific space in their malls for free. Some P1 billion from the Office of the President’s budget will be made available for small entrepreneurs, and another P50 million for Sulu farmers and if it do well, another P50 million would be made available immediately. (Ahl-fransie Salinas)


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Mining operation of TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Zamboanga del Norte province. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

Regions with biggest mining activities among the poorest, says IBON Continued fr om page 1 from Among the biggest mining operations in the country are the Taganito Mining Corp in Surigao; Nickel Asia in Eastern Samar; Sagittarius Mines Incorporated in South Cotabato, Filminera Resources Corp. in Masbate and TVI Pacific Inc in Zamboanga del Sur. Yet, IBON noted that official 2015 poverty statistics show that regions hosting these mining activities are the poorest, next only to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. Poverty incidence among individuals in Caraga (Region XIII) is the second highest in the country at 39.1 percent. The Eastern Visayas (Region

VIII) posted the third highest poverty incidence at 38.7% followed by Soccsksargen (Region XII) at 37.3%, Bicol (Region V) at 36.0% and Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) at 33.9 percent. Mining industry statistics also indicate that most of Philippine mineral production goes to exports, IBON observed. Total production value in mining in 2015, for instance, was at P179.7 billion. Meanwhile, the amount of total exports of minerals and mineral products was at P131 billion in the same year, or 73% of total production value. The exodus of minerals from the country leaves very little or nothing for local industry to

benefit from. This means a lack of raw materials for potential industries such as steel, cement, rubber, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical. IBON said that for allowing the extraction and export of most of the country’s mineral wealth while poverty remains stark in regions with mining activities, the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 should be repealed. The group said that government should not heed the mounting pro-bigbusiness mining hype and instead focus on saving and utilizing what is left of the country’s resources to genuinely benefit the nation, especially the poorest regions.

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ARMM launches program that promotes human resource excellence among its agencies COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) launched the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) that would help promote human resource excellence among agencies in the region. “Isa sa pinakaimportante nating programa sa ARMM ngayon ay ang pagpapalakas ng ating mga empleyado at mga organisasyon para sa mga empleyado, pati na rin mga proseso para sa mga empleyado,” Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr., ARMM chief of staff, said. The Civil Service Commission (CSC)-ARMM and the Office of the Regional

Governor took the lead in launching the program on February 27. Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa, Jr., Regional Director of CSC-ARMM, said PRIMEHRM is a mechanism that supports the attainment of the CSC vision of becoming a Center of Excellence for Human Resource and Organization Development. The PRIME-HRM assesses the agencies’ human resource management competencies, systems, and practices toward HR excellence. The program represents a more progressive system of assessment as it entails greater engagement not just of the human resource management officer but also the officials and the rank-and-file employees.

The program also aims at serving as search mechanism for best practices in HRM; serving as venue for exchange and development of expertise in the area of HRM between and among government agencies; empowering the agencies in the performance of HRM functions; and promoting and rewarding excellent HRM practices. The program covers all national and local government agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations with original charter, state universities and colleges, as well as regional offices of agencies with human resource offices or units. (Bureau of Public Information)

Sunfish, napadpad sa dalampasigan ng Zambo ZAMBOANGA CITY – Isang sunfish o Mola-Mola ang napadpad dito kamakailan, ngunit kung anu-anong kuro-kuro naman ang bumabalot sa mga residente dahil sa kakulangan ng kaalaman ukol sa naturang isda. Nagulantang ang mga naninirahan sa tabing pampang ng Barangay Sangali ng tumambad sa kanila ang sunfish na halos isang metro ang lapad, ngunit wala na itong buhay. Takot naman ang umiral sa mga residente doon sa akalang ang

paglutang ng sunfish ay sinyales ng paparating na lindol. Ang iba naman ay ikinakatakot na baka magkaroon ng tsunami. Kamakailan lamang ay isa rin sunfish ang natagpuan di-kalayuan sa Zamboanga State Polytechnic College sa Zamboanga City at noong 2015 at 2013 rin. Ngunit ayon sa mga dalubhasa ay karaniwang lumulutang ang mga sunfish upang magpainit, subali’t ang iba ay inaatake ng mga mas malalaking isda o kaya ay naaksidente sa ibabaw ng

karagatan kung kaya’t humihina ang mga ito hanggang sa mapadpad sa dalampasigan. Malimit na iniuugnay ng mga Pilipino sa mga lindol ang paglutang ng mga sunfish dahil sa pagiging ignorante ng karamihan. Lalo pa itong nagdulot ng takot sa publiko ng mapadpad ang 3 sunfish sa dalampasigan ng Butuan City, Agusan del Norte at Misamis Occidental bago niyanig ng malakas na lindol ang Surigao City nitong Pebrero 10. (Mindanao Examiner)

Intensified combat ops ordered vs. Sayyaf ZAMBOANGA CITY – The military’s Western Mindanao Command said it ordered security forces to intensify combat operations against the Abu Sayyaf which is still holding over 2 dozen Asian sailors kidnapped in southern Philippines and Malaysia. “The Joint Task Force Sulu led by Colonel Cirilito Sobejana continues to intensify the conduct of offensives against the Abu Sayyaf to neutralize the bandits and ensure the rescue of the remaining hostages. All measures are undertaken in accordance with the rules of engagement and with support from the local government and the populace,” Major General Carlito Galvez, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, said as he appealed to citizens to help authorities by provid-


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ing information on the Abu Sayyaf. Galvez parroted other senior military officials in saying that he will crush the Abu Sayyaf in 6 months. “Terrorism is a sickening problem that needs all sectors of society’s cooperation for it to be defeated. With the renewed vigor of those who are against it, we are optimistic that we will be able to crush the bandits within six months.” Just last week, 5 Abu Sayyaf rebels were killed and at least 11 soldiers wounded in brief, but fierce gun battle that erupted in Sulu province where security forces are battling the ISIS-affiliate group blamed for the grisly murder of a kidnapped 70year old German yachter Jurgen Kantner. The fighting broke out in the remote mountain vil-

lage of Bud Taran in Indanan town where troops – searching for other kidnapped victims – caught up with a band of rebels and engaged them in running gun battle for 10 minutes. At the end of the fighting, 5 rebels were slain and 11 government soldiers injured. Kantner was beheaded on February 26 after his family failed to pay P30 million ransom to the Abu Sayyaf. He was kidnapped while sailing in a yacht with his wife Sabine Merz, 56, when Abu Sayyaf gunmen intercepted them just several nautical miles from Tawi-Tawi in the Muslim autonomous region. The woman was naked when found by soldiers in the boat. A shotgun was also recovered near her body. (Mindanao Examiner)

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Continued fr om page 1 from Duterte said he suspended the anti-drug campaign to allow “cleansing’ within the ranks of the Philippine National Police, and at the same time ordered the military to help the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in carrying out the campaign. Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa also reminded all police commanders of the socalled “3-strike policy” and to strictly enforce internal disciplinary mechanisms among their units. Under the PNP Memorandum Circular No. 2017-13 or the PNP Internal Cleansing Strategy dated February 21, the administrative relief

of unit commander and their reassignment to appropriate Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit will be undertaken if 3 of their personnel were found positive in drug test, or arrested by other units for involvement in heinous and high profile crimes, or failure to take immediate action on reports of involvement in illegal activities of their personnel that are brought to their attention. “This is to emphasize the concept of command responsibility, kasi kung walang command responsibility kanya-kanya yan, mahihirapan ang organisasyon,” Dela Rosa said. He also said that all po-

lice commanders across the country should be vigilant and put extra effort on their significant responsibility in enforcing existing disciplinary mechanisms. “The commander must be informed, know everything and on top of the situation. Kung ikaw ay station commander, you should know what each and every policeman under your command is doing,” Dela Rosa said. Dela Rosa also activated the Police Counter Intelligence Task Force to run after policemen involved in illegal activities and files proper charges against them and eventually removed from the service. (Mindanao Examiner)

Political strategist ni Duterte at NIA boss, sinabak o nag-resign? Continued fr om page 1 from Inamin mismo ni Laviña na umalis na ito sa kanyang posisyon sa NIA at sa Facebook account nito ay sinabi niya na ginamit lamang at inabuso ang kanyang pangalan. Napilitan lamang siyang mag-resign upang isalba si Duterte sa eskandalo. Itinanggi ni Laviña ang lahat ng paratang sa kanya. “Paalam! I have been vilified in the past; my name used, abused and maligned. Recently, there had been efforts to discredit me again. There are rumors circulating that I have asked money from NIA contractors. These are not true! To spare the President from these embarrassing stories, particularly in these times of

intensified attacks on him, I have quietly left government. I have neither personal vested interest in it nor ill intent towards NIA and the whole government, which we are trying to reform.” “Thank you for the opportunity to serve the government, especially to President Duterte, whose trust I have never betrayed. I have proven in the past that one need not be in government to do public service or work for the common good. I will likely continue to do so in media, civil society and the business sector where I have been involved before. May the Lord continue to light our paths. God bless us all. This is your water boy, signing off!,” pahayag pa ni Laviña. Ayon naman sa ulat ng

GMA Television, may alegasyon umabno kay Laviña na humihingi raw ito ng 40% komisyon mula sa mga kontraktor ng mga proyekto o kontrata ng NIA. Sinabi pa umano ni Federation of FreeWorkers president Sonny Matula sa naturang ulat na mismong si Duterte ang nagsiwalat sa kanila sa isang meeting kamakailan na sinibak nito si Laviña bilang patunay sa pakikipaglaban nito sa korapsyon. “In our meeting last Monday, he said to the workers group that he takes seriously his campaign commitment. Top priorities in his list are corruption, crime/ drugs, and contractualization,” ani Matula. (Mindanao Examiner)


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ARMM offers over 3,000 scholarship slots COTABATO CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (TESDAARMM) announced the availability of 3,115 slots under two scholarship programs of the agency. Atty. Rasol Mitmug Jr, the Office of the Regional Governor’s chief of staff and concurrent TESDA-ARMM officer-in-charge, said applications for the two programs, specifically the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) and Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP), are now open to the public. The scholarship programs are aimed at addressing equity and access by providing direct financial assistance to deserving enrollees. A total of 2,325 slots have been allocated under TWSP and 790 slots for PESFA. The TESDA central office has earmarked P25 million for the two scholarship programs in the region. The TWSP provides immediate interventions to meet the need for highly critical skills. It has two objectives: To purposively drive TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) provision to available jobs through incentives and appropriate training programs


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that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment, both locally and overseas; and to build and strengthen the capacity and capability of TVET institutions in expanding and improving the delivery of quality, efficient and relevant training programs that meet job requirements, including programs for higher levels of technology. Target beneficiaries under this program include but not limited to the following: drug dependent surrenderers; out-of-school youths; those who are unemployed and underemployed; industry workers obtaining skills upgrading training programs; overseas Filipino workers and their dependents; basic and marginalized sectors; TVET trainers; and other targeted special groups. PESFA, on the other hand, offers educational grants to qualified and deserving college freshmen both in degree and non-degree courses. The program seeks to: Extend financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students in postsecondary non-degree courses; promote TVET; contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce; and assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a

steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings. Under this program, beneficiaries must have completed at least 10 years of basic education; at least 15 years old at the start of the training; have taken the NCAE (National Career Assessment Examination); have an annual family income of not more than P300,000; must not be a recipient of any post-Grade 10 scholarship program; and must not have attended any post-secondary/college education program. In October 2016, during the launching of the antipoverty agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte, TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said out-ofschool youths and drug surrenderers are given priority in training courses offered by the agency. “We are confident that these programs will help empower our people to become more productive members of society. These will give them opportunities through skills training that can either help them start a career, or a new business venture,” said the TESDA chief. To avail themselves of the scholarship programs, applicants may visit the TESDA training office in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. (Bureau of Public Information)

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HEALTH: Ubo ng Ubo: 17 Solusyon Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong ANG UBO ay puwedeng dahil sa trangkaso (flu), sipon, allergy, sigarilyo, pulmonya (pneumonia), namamagang tonsils at tuberculosis. Sa mga sakit na ito, ang pulmonya at tonsillitis ay nangangailangan inuman ng antibiotics. Ang tuberculosis naman ay ginagamot sa loob ng 6 na buwan. Subalit para sa pangkaraniwang sanhi ng ubo, heto ang dapat gawin: 1. Uminom ng 8 hanggang 10 basong tubig. Pinapalabnaw ng tubig ang madidikit na plema. 2. Uminom ng mainit na salabat o sabaw ng manok. Ang pag-inom ng mainit na sabaw ay nagpapaluwag ng mga tubo natin sa baga. 3. Itigil ang paninigarilyo. Umiwas sa mga bisyo. 4. Uminom ngVitamin C para lumakas ang ating immune system. 5. Uminom ng tsa-a na may honey at lemon. Mabisa ang honey sa pagkalma ng naiiritang lalamunan. Ang lemon ay may vitamin C. 6. Umiwas sa nakakaallergy na bagay. Maraming ubo ay allergy ang dahilan. Puwedeng magka-allergy sa usok, sa balahibo ng pusa at aso, sa matatapang na pabango, at sa pollen mula sa halaman. 7. Gamot para sa ubong may plema:

Dr. Willie T. Ong Puwedeng uminom ng mga gamot tulad ng carbocisteine, ambroxol at lagundi para lumabnaw ang plema. Ngunit huwag ganoong umasa sa mga ito. Tubig pa rin ang mas mabisa. 8. Gamot para sa tuyong ubo (dry cough): Para sa nakakaistorbong ubo, uminom ng butamirate citrate o dextromethorphan syrup. Kung allergy naman ang dahilan ng ubo, puwede and Diphenhydramine. 9. Ilabas ang sipon. Kung ika’y may sipon, suminga ng madalas para hindi tumulo ang sipon sa iyong lalamunan na puwedeng magdulot ng pagubo. 10. Umiwas sa mausok na lugar. Puwedeng sumakay sa mga air-con na bus at jeep. Huwag din gaanong maglakad sa lansangan. Umiwas sa mga taong naninigarilyo. 11. Lumanghap ng mainit at basang (moist) hangin. Pinapaluwag nito ang plema sa ating baga.

Puwede ka rin manatili sa banyo kung saan dumadaloy ang mainit na shower o gripo. Ang usok nito ay nagpapalabnaw ng iyong plema. Isa pang paraan ay ang paglanghap ng mainit na usok ng tubig sa ibabaw ng palanggana o kaldero. 12. Tingnan kung may iniinom kang gamot tulad ng Ace-inhibitor para sa altapresyon dahil puwede itong magdulot ng ubo. Ang Ace-inhibitor ay mga gamot na nagtatapos sa salitang “-pril,” tulad ng imidapril, enalapril, at iba pa. Itanong sa iyong doktor. 13. Gumamit ng 2 unan sa gabi. Kung may allergy ka o sipon, makatutulong ang paghiga na medyo mataas ang iyong ulo. 14. Gamutin ang pangangasim na sikmura. Puwede ding magdulot ng pag-ubo ang asido na galing sa sikmura. 15. Magpabakuna laban sa flu at pulmonya kung ika’y lampas sa edad 60. 16. Umiwas sa sakit. Kung ika’y may mga sakit na, tulad ng altapresyon at diabetes, umiwas sa nakapapagod na gawain at pagpunta sa mausok na lugar. 17. Magpahinga at matulog ng mahaba. Ito ang pinakamabisang payo sa lahat para maka-recover ang iyong katawan. Good luck po.

RECIPE: Chicken Soup with Misua and Patola


– 6 to 8 ounces chicken breast – 2 ounces miswa (flour noodle) – 1 small patola (luffa), sliced crosswise – 1 Knorr chicken cube – 1 cup hot pepper leaves – ½ cup chopped scallions

– 3 cloves crushed garlic – 1 medium yellow onion, chopped – 7 cups water – 2 tablespoons fish sauce – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 3 tablespoons cooking oil

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Pour 5 cups water in a cooking pot. Let boil. 2) Add the chicken breast. Cover and then boil for 15 to 18 minutes in medium heat. 3) Remove the chicken breast from the pot. Let it cool. Save the water (this is now the chicken stock) for later use. 4) Discard the skin and separate the chicken meat from the bone. Shred the chicken using your hands. Set aside. 5) Heat oil in the same cooking pot. 6) Once the oil gets hot, saute the garlic until it turns light brown. 7) Add the onion. Continue to saute until tender. 8) Add the shredded chicken. Saute for 2 minutes. 9) Pour the chicken stock into the pot (This is the water used to boil the chicken) and add the remaining water. Let boil. 10) Add Knorr chicken cube. Stir. Cover and cook in medium heat for 12 minutes. 11) Put the patola and hot pepper leaves in the cooking pot. Cook for 5 minutes. 12) Add the scallions, fish sauce, and ground black pepper.Cook for 2 minutes. 13) Transfer to a serving bowl. 14) Serve. Share and enjoy! (


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PHIVOLCS: Ayaw tuo sa pagpanghadlok sa social media kalabot sa ‘The Big One’ CEBU Subling gihimakak sa Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) nga sila ang nagpagawas sa impormasyon kalabot sa pag-igo sa “The Big One” o kusog nga linog dala sa paglihok sa West Valley Fault. Matud pa ni PHIVOLCS Director Renato Solidum, walay ni bisan kinsa ang makasaulti kun kanus-a mahitabo ang giingong linog tungod kay wala may saktong teknolohiya sa kalibotan nga makatagna kun unsang petsa ug asa mo-igo ang kusog nga pagtay-og.

Ang ila ra gayud mahimo mao ang pagpangandam sa mga earthquake scenarios nga may kalabotan sa mga mahimong epekto sa kusog nga linog aron magamit kini isip giya sa disaster preparedness. Gipasabot ni Solidum nga walay basehan ang mga nikatap nga impormasyon sa social media nga giingong hinimo sa usa ka grupo nga may gimugnang prediksyon base lamang sa paglinya sa mga planeta. Nasayran nga molihok ang fault line matag 400 hangtud 600 ka tuig diin

ang katapusang natalang linog nga dala niini niadto pang 1658 o 357 ka tuig na ang nakalabay. Samtang gipasabot usab ni Solidum nga dili pa basehan alang sa linog ang paggawas sa oarfish sa pipila ka parte sa Mindanao sa hinungdang wala pa’y igong pagtuon kalabot niini. Nipasidaan si Solidum sa mga netizens nga likayan ang pagpakatap sa mga sayop nga impormasyon sa social media tungod kay mahimo kining magmugna og kahadlok ug kabalaka sa publiko. (Elvira C. Bongosia)

Old bills still in circulation due for replacement until March 31 CEBU - Some P26 billion of New Design Series (NDS) or old banknotes are still in circulation which is due for replacement until March 31 this year. “This is the reason why the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decided to extend the deadline for the exchange of NDS with New Generation Currency (NGC),” explained BSP Sr. Research Specialist Greg Baccay.

Baccay urged the public to replace the old bills before deadline at any authorized banks or BSP for this will have no monetary value starting April 1, 2017. He said the old bank notes which have not been exchanged shall no longer be valid and will be dem o n e t i z e d . Demonetization is done to protect the integrity of the country’s note currency. Filipinos working abroad who still have in their possession NDS

banknotes can register their banknote holdings at BSP’s website, Baccay said. "The NDS banknote exchange facility provided by the BSP shall be limited to P50,000 for each OFW," he added. Initially, the BSP scheduled demonetization of the NDS banknotes on Jan. 1 this year, but by April only the NGC, the banknote series launched in 2010, can be used for daily transactions. (Jennifer C. Tilos)

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Paris Agreement on Climate Change, gilagdaan na ni Duterte CEBU - Gilagdaan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang Paris Agreement on Climate Change nga mag-obliga sa mga nasod nga kunhoran ang ilang greenhouse gas emissions ug iduso ang pagpaugmad sa renewable energy. Sa usa ka pahayag, miingon si Climate Change Commissioner Manny de Guzman nga gikalipay niya ang gihimong pag-ratipika sa Presidente sa Paris Agreement. Matud pa nga senyales kini nga nagbunga na ang

Western Mindanao

ilang pagpaningkamot nga ipabilin ang 1.5 degree climate goal niadtong gipahigayon nga negosasyon sa Paris ug ang pagtuman sa Presidente sa iyang saad nga nag-unang prayoridad sa iyang administrasyon ang resolbahon ang climate change alang sa mga kabos nga Pilipino. Ang maong gilagdaang dokumento gitawag nga ‘Instrument of Ratification’ iduso sa Senado karong alas 2 sa hapon ug dawaton kini ni Sen. Loren Legarda isip pangulo sa climate change


committee aron ma-concur na ang ratipikasyon niini. Gisugdan ang proseso sa ratipikasyon sa pagsumite og certificates of concurrence sa mga ahenisya sa gobyerno sa Office of the President. Si Legarda nga usa ka United Nations Global Champion for Resilience, ang miseguro sa ratipikasyon sa nahisgotang kasabotan nga nagtinguhang kunhoran ang epekto sa climate change. (Elvira C. Bongosia)


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