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MNLF renews commitment to peace


UL U – The M or oN ational Liber ation F ULU Mor oro National Liberation Frront has pledged str ong suppor strong supportt to peace and dev elopment effor ts of the S ulu pr ovincial efforts Sulu pro go ver nment and police and militar y author igov ernment military authorities en pr oposed a rregular egular quadr ipar tite coneven proposed quadripar ipartite ties and ev fer ence that would fur ther pr omote stability and ference further promote pr ogr ess her e. progr ogress here Just recently, Senior province. Misuari was acMNLF officials headed by companied by MNLF its Vice Chairman Abdul Secretary General Ustadz Karim Misuari met with Murshi Ibrahim and Sammy Sulu Governor Toto Tan to Adju, Chairman of the Glodiscuss mutual, social and bal Roving Democracy. Continue on page 2 security concerns in the

Troops told to crush Abu Sayyaf, rescue hostages!

Senior Moro National Liberation Front officials headed by its Vice Chairman Abdul Karim Misuari recenty met with Sulu Governor Toto Tan to discuss mutual, social and security concerns in the province. Misuari was accompanied by MNLF Secretary General Ustadz Murshi Ibrahim and Sammy Adju, Chairman of the Global Roving Democracy. A Philippine military photo released to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner shows Malaysian sailors Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdurahim bin Sumas, 62, shortly after troops recovered them in the town of Kalingalang Caluang town in Sulu province. THE MILIT AR Y has MILITAR ARY ordered an intensified campaign against the Abu Sayyaf in an effort to rescue over two dozen Asian sailors and prevent the jihadist group from further carrying out cross-border kidnappings in Malaysia. “Troops are continuing pursuit operations against the kidnap-for-ransom groups to rescue the remaining kidnap victims and continue the pressure on the Abu Sayyaf to release their hostages and possibly for them to surrender to authorities,” said Major General Carlito Galvez, the regional military commander.


Last week, troops in Sulu province recovered two Malaysian sailors Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdurahim bin Sumas, 62, who were kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf off Sabah in Malaysia. The two seamen were abandoned by the Abu Sayyaf in the coastline of Kalingalang Caluang town after seeing soldiers. The duo was part of a group of 5 sailors kidnapped in July last year, according to Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command. “They were immediately taken to a military base in the capital town of Jolo where medical doctors examined them. Continue on page 5

Thailand giant Agri group to invest $2-B in Philippines THAILAND’S largest agricultural corporation, the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), is investing an estimated $2 billion in the Philippines over the next five years to produce pork and chicken both for the local and export market, according to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol.

Piñol, who was among senior Philippine government officials that accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte in his recent trip to Thailand, said the investments would greatly benefit the Filipino farmers and the country’s economy. Continue on page 5

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Security tightened in Philippines’ restive South as military hunts jihadist groups COTABATO CITY – Military forces have tightened its security in southern Philippines following the series of clashes between troops and jihadist groups in the restive region, officials said. Officials said at least 10 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters,

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including a Filipino bomb expert and a foreign jihadist, were allegedly killed in the recent fighting that also left one soldier wounded in Maguindanao’s Datu Salibo town. “A local bomber and a foreign terrorist leader of Jemaah Islamiyah were among those who are killed

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during the operation, the identities of whom are still being validated on the ground. Troops also recovered 5 improvised explosives,” said Army Captain Arvin Encinas, a spokesman for the 6th Infantry Division headquarters in the troubled province. Encinas, quoting


Brigadier General Arnel dela Vega, said the continued support and cooperation of the community complements the ability of the military in countering “radical extremist groups” in sowing fear and violence in the province. Continue on page 5



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MNLF renews commitment to peace

Continued fr om page 1 from The quadripartite meeting would allow the four groups to talk, coordinate and ventilate their concerns on any contentious issues to avoid misunderstanding and provide a sustainable and peaceful cooperation in addressing the challenges confronting the province. Misuari also took the opportunity during the meeting to praise President Rodrigo Duterte for his sincere understanding of the plight of the Bangsamoro people. He said Duterte has shown his strong commitment to the implementation of the 1996 peace agreement between the Philippine government and the MNLF. “The 1996 Final Peace Agreement between the MNLF and the Philippine government is the mother of all peace agreements, therefore it should be implemented to the letter,” Misuari said, adding, the former rebel group can greatly help in preserving peace not only in Sulu, but elsewhere in the autonomous region. He said poverty and neglect of the area is the root cause of all evils in the region. For his part, Tan – a

peace-maker and a strong supporter of Duterte – said the provincial government is also working hard in cooperation with the national government in uplifting the welfare of the people in Sulu and advocating peace and development in the province and in the autonomous region. “That is our thrusts and the influx of livelihood projects in Sulu from multinational companies and investors are also in the pipeline. Improvements in our social service facilities such as hospitals, educational institutions, among others, are included in the plan. Upgrading of our power plants and communication facilities are also outlined in the program,” Tan said. Tan also cited a proposed bill filed in Congress by Kusug Tausug Representative Shernee Tan that would upgrade the Sulu State College to university status. The bill, he added, would provide free education for 15 years. “Basically, we all want the same thing, a developed and peaceful Sulu,” Tan told the MNLF leaders during the conference held at his office. (Mindanao Examiner)

Senior Moro National Liberation Front officials headed by its Vice Chairman Abdul Karim Misuari recenty met with Sulu Governor Toto Tan to discuss mutual, social and security concerns in the province. Misuari was accompanied by MNLF Secretary General Ustadz Murshi Ibrahim and Sammy Adju, Chairman of the Global Roving Democracy.

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Mindanao said it would put up an anti-environmental crime task force in an effort to strengthen environmental laws in the Zamboanga region. Cidur Jul Sadjiri, DENR Chief of Enforcement Division, said they have conducted preliminary consultative meeting with the different government agencies and other stakeholders about the creation of the task force. He said the main objective of the task force is also to strengthen law enforcement of the DENR in Zamboanga Peninsula. The region is composed of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte provinces. “From regional level down to the provincial and

municipality level, the agency aims to include the community to actively participate in this activity. In the previous set-up, only the DENR staffs and personnel are authorized in the enforcement activities, but now DENR is planning to include in the course of implementation the need to have partners in the community,” Sadjiri said. “The main purpose of the task force is to establish proper coordination among enforcement agencies. In Regional Anti-Environmental Crime Task Force they involve the Philippine National Police in Western Mindanao, the Philippine Navy, the National Bureau Investigation, the Bureau of Customs and other government law enforcement agencies to guard the area in the entire region,” he added. For his part, Felix Miraflor Jr, the DENR regional director, also emphasized the need to

tap other partners in carrying out the enforcement activity in guarding and protecting the region. “This task force is more comprehensive covering not only the anti-illegal logging task force but includes all environmental crimes like wildlife, mining, smuggling and other environmental crimes,” Miraflor said. He said the task force which will also be implemented in other parts of the country is the brainchild of DENR Secretary Gina Lopez. Miraflor said the DENR is currently conducting training potential members of the task force from law enforcements staffs from the regional office down to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office and people’s organization in the region. (Haydee delos Reyes)

BASILAN – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) held its first Social Development Summit in Basilan province to address issues at the local level and promote greater inclusion of the community in the decisionmaking process. Last week’s summit brought together regional and local government officials including the Basilan governor, provincial board members, assemblymen, health officials, and teaching officials and their staff. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman led the summit with the region’s cabinet members namely the regional Vice-Governor and concurrent Social Welfare and Development Secretary Haroun Alrashid Lucman Jr.; Health Secretary Dr. Kadil Jojo Sinolinding Jr., and Educa-

tion Secretary Dr. John Magno. “The summit is a consultation, a dialogue with our constituents; we listened to the issues and concerns raised by the participants in order to develop mechanisms for efficient delivery of government services,” Gov. Hataman said. The main thematic issues discussed during the consultation were education, health, and livelihood. Problems with teachers’ appointments, promotions, lack of school buildings, the schools maintenance and other operating expenses, lack of health facilities and health services were raised by the participants. “Dialogue is one of the best ways to resolve the problems. So, through this summit, the local officials

as well as the stakeholders voiced out the issues and concerns affecting the residents in Basilan,” Mayor Arcam Istarul of Tipo-Tipo said. “We are happy that the regional government is open and willing to listen to its constituents in order to generate viable solutions; this shows the inclusiveness of the regional government and it helps build trust and understanding between sectors,” Mayor Istarul added. Governor Hataman reiterated that the regional government will go down to the grassroots level to ensure the efficient delivery of the region’s projects and programs. The same consultation will also be conducted in the other provinces in the region. (Bureau of Public Information)

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Security tightened in Philippines’ restive South as military hunts jihadist groups Continued fr om page 1 from “It will just be a matter of time that sustained conduct of focused military operation will eventually result to the total defeat of the BIFF and other terrorist groups and this would bring about the realization of a just and lasting peace in this part of the country,” Dela Vega said. Just recently, security forces also arrested 4 members of the jihadist Maute group in the neighboring Lanao del Sur province, according to Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western

Mindanao Command in Zamboanga City. She identified those arrested as Pao Panganga, Alex Bagul, Alisata Maute and Saadra Madayan, who were all implicated by the military ambushslay of Marawi City police chief Abner Santos in October 2015; and the spate of kidnappings and terrorism in the region. Petinglay said soldiers also recovered automatic weapons and improvised explosives, including crystal meth from the hideout of the Maute members. She said security has been tightened in both

Lanao and Maguindanao – part of the Muslim autonomous region – as security forces continue to hunt down terrorists. “Operations are continuing against these lawless elements. Security has been heightened in those areas following the successful militar y operations against the BIFF and Maute group,” Petinglay said. There was no immediate statement from either the BIFF or Maute on the latest clashes. Both groups are allied and have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. (Mindanao Examiner)

Troops told to crush Abu Sayyaf, rescue hostages! Continued fr om page 1 from They are okay, although weak and tired from their ordeal in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf,” she told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner, adding, the sailors were spotted by soldiers who were tracking down Abu Sayyaf rebels in the town. The Abu Sayyaf, under Alhabsy Misaya and Sibih Pissih, demanded at least P100 million ransoms for the safe release of all Malaysian sailors. Just recently, security forces killed a 48-year old Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Buchoy Hassan linked to the spate of ransom kidnappings in Sabah following a firefight in the Tawi-Tawi near the Malaysian border. Hassan, who was

known for his aliases Black and Bocoi, had been implicated by Philippine and Malaysian authorities to November 2013 kidnapping of Taiwanese tourist Chang An Wei, 58, – and freed 2 months later in Sulu province after paying huge ransom – at Pulau Pom Pom off Sabah’s Semporna town. Chang’s 57-year old husband Hsu Li Min was killed during the kidnapping. Soldiers and policemen recovered Hassan’s M16 automatic rifle and seized 5 speedboats and several outboard engines, believed being used by the Abu Sayyaf in crossborder raids in Sabah. The military said that aside from kidnappings, Hassan used his share of the ransoms to buy crys-

tal meth and controlled the illegal drug trade in Tawi-Tawi, and recruited members for his nefarious activities. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered security forces to crush the Abu Sayyaf and other jihadist groups operating in the region and largely blamed by authorities for the spate of terror attacks and beheadings, including ransom kidnappings. Last month, the Abu Sayyaf, which is actively operating in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, beheaded a 70-year old kidnapped German yachter Jurgen Kantner after his family failed to raise P30 million ransom demanded by the small, but the mostly notorious jihadist group in the Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner)

Photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte with CP Group Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont, his son and new CEO of CP Group, Suphachai; and front page picture shows them with other officers of CP Group; and Filipino government officials Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and Secretaries Sonny Dominguez, Ramon Lopez, Enrique Manalo and Presidential Adviser Ramon Jacinto, Senators Alan Peter Cayetano, Tito Sotto among others.(Photo by Agriculture Attaché Anna Abujuela. Article and photo are all from the Facebook Page of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol)

Thailand giant Agri group to invest $2-B in Philippines Continued fr om page 1 from He said Duterte during a meeting with CP Group officials led by its Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, welcomed the planned investment of the Thai corporation in the Philippines. Chearavanont said his corporation will donate a modest amount of P10 million for Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs and for his rural development program, according to Piñol, who said that the CP Group is already operating in the Philippines, mainly in Luzon, but it would like to expand its operations to the Visayas and Mindanao where the threat of typhoons is less. Piñol further claimed that Chearavanont has told them that CP Group has decided to pour more investments in the Philippines because of its

distinction as the only country in the whole of Asia which is free from Food and Mouth Disease and Avian Influenza or Bird Flu. The hog and chicken production project of CP Group will be divided into 10 modules utilising about 6,000 hectares per module for the production of corn and soybeans to be used in its feed production, Piñol said, adding, this would mean a huge market for the country's corn farmers and the introduction of soybeans production to the Philippines. An estimated 2,000 workers will be employed by the new CP Group operations. Chearavanont said he would prefer a compact area for the production of corn so that farmers could be taught the modern technology in corn farming to make them more productive. Piñol said the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries informed Duterte

that a technical working group will be organised to assist the CP Group in identifying the areas where their new operations would be established. “President Duterte initially suggested the provinces of Bukidnon, Saranggani, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Zamboanga del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte as possible sites for the CP Group investments,” Piñol said, adding, Duterte thanked Chearavanont for his investments and assured the Thai tycoon that the requirements for the start of the operations of the projects will be facilitated. “One thing that I can assure you is that nobody will bother you. There will be no corruption under my administration and you will get the fair return of your investments in my country,” Piñol quoted Duterte as telling Chearavanont.

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YouTube app was not able to play full HD streams on another laptop. In AMIDuOS you can press and hold individual apps in the app selection and drag them over to the text Pin To Windows so you can pin them to the Windows 10 menu. This icon can also be attached to your Quick Start bar. As a result, you'll be able to go directly to the Android app you want to run in Windows - and for which you have actually installed the emulator for. The bottom line is that AMIDuOS does exactly what it’s supposed to do. The emulator can be set up very quickly. It supports the Play Store, and the important Android apps can be run with it on Windows. You can even start it directly from Windows, which makes the transition between Windows and Android apps seamless – but the full launch of the emulator and the app will take a few seconds. The speed of AMIDuOS was outstanding in the test – apart from one crash – and it takes up very little battery, using less than 300 MB in RAM. BlueS tacks lueStacks The BlueStacks Android emulator, which was once supported by AMD, has been around since the end of 2011 and its developers collected a lot of experience in using Android use on the PC. The basic systems are eitherWindows or Mac OS. BlueStacks describes itself as an “app player.” The installation is carried out via the installation program. You then start BlueStacks and log in to your Google account. Incidentally, BlueStacks emulates Android using the old Android 4.4.2 KitKat. BlueStacks visually looks like a tablet and shows a home screen after the start, where the installed and recommended apps can be found. A navigation bar is located at the top. There, just like in Windows, you can switch between apps and call up the home screen. To switch between home screens, you use the mouse to click on the button, and then drag the cursor to the right or left. The pure touchpad operation is, as a result of this, somewhat cumbersome. Certainly, BlueStacks requires the hardware of a computer. When switching between apps and the home screen, the emulator likes to pause for thought. If you want to gamble with BlueStacks games, it’s worth it for you to have your own graphics chip as the integrated graphics solution is sometimes insufficient – at least it is on a MacBook, it even if these led to display errors. BlueStacks finances itself either by sponsored apps, advertising or a premium membership option that costs $48.00 per year, which removes all advertising in the emulator. There are a few blatant differences between theWindows and Mac versions. The Mac version has an older user interface, so there is no task bar at the top of the display. Games were not

executable on a MacBook Air because the graphics chip primarily produced graphics errors. Remix OS P lay er Play layer er:: the emulator for Windo ws indows Remix OS Player is a separate version of Remix OS, which works under Windows as a kind of virtual machine. The user interface is identical to the standalone version, so you can find a UI optimized for laptops and desktops. The Android version used here is Android Marshmallow. Apps you installed via the Google Play Store, as well as purchased apps, are also available here. The biggest difficulty with the Remix Player is the keyboard, as some special characters were placed that are not traditionally included in the QWERTY system. Passwords can only be entered successfully if the virtual keyboard is always shown. This may be acceptable for passwords, but it’s very impractical for writing longer texts. In our review, the performance of the player is convincing: when idle, the Remix Player does not consume resources and apps, such as games, run at a decent speed. The Remix OS Player also has a full-featured offshoot called the Remix OS. This is a fully bootable operating system that brings Android to the PC. Remix OS for PC Remix OS for PC is not an emulator that starts Android apps on Windows, but an alternative operating system. The team of developers at Jide is working on Remix OS for PC. That said, it's quite mature and can be installed next to Windows on a Notebook. After you download Remix OS, the installation follows with an installer in the Windows environment. One reboot later, and Remix OS is ready to go. The Notebook we used for testing was easy to connect to the WiFi. Although the setup assistant crashed on the first attempt to activate the Google Play services, it worked out in the second attempt. Remix itself is sold with the Remix Mini PC, a product with its own platform. What’s special about Remix OS is its desktop-optimized interface, which is a bit reminiscent of the Chrome OS. It allows you to use multiple Android apps in windows as you would on a traditional desktop operating system. You can enlarge them and move them at will. For a real desktop feeling when using Remix OS, developers have integrated a task bar and typical desktop and system apps like a file manager. New or old apps can be downloaded from the integrated Google Play Store. The Remix OS performance in our review left nothing to be desired. Remix OS is based on Android Marshmallow. Remix OS runs apps without emulation, which leads to noticeable performance advantages compared to the emulator solutions. Even games ran smoothly on the Notebook with its own

HEALTH: Gusto kong pumayat Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong DEAR Dr. Ong, tanong ko lang kung anong magandang gamot para sa nagpapapayat na katulad ko? Tama ba na magpurga upang lumiit ang tiyan? Puwede ba ako uminom ng slimming pills? Kasi sinubukan kong mag-exercise pero walang epekto. Maraming salamat po. – MINA Sa katotohanan ay wala pa talagang magandang gamot na naimbento para pumayat. May mga binebenta sa botika tulad ng Xenecal, pero panandalian lang ang epekto nito. Kapag hininto mo ang gamot, babalik ulit ang timbang mo. Hindi rin maganda ang slimming pills. Karamihan dito ay may halong pampadumi (laxatives) at ika’y magtatae. Puwede kang maubusan ng sustansya sa katawan at bumagsak ang potassium sa dugo. May namamatay sa sobrang baba ng potassium. M a r a m i n g masasamang side effects ang mga slimming pills, tulad ng mga diet pills, Bangkok pills, at iba pa. Aatakihin ka ng high blood at nerbiyos kapag uminom nito.

Dr. Willie T. Ong Tungkol naman sa pampapurga. Ito ay binibigay lang kung may bulate sa tiyan. Kung wala ka namang bulate, bakit ka iinom nito? Sabi mo ay walang epekto ang exercise. Oo, walang epekto ang exercise kung babawi ka lang ng kain pagkatapos. Mahirap magpapayat pero kaya ito gawin. Heto ang mga payo ko: Mag-diyeta at magbawas ng pagkain. Kung dati ay 2 tasa ka ng kanin, gawin na lang 1 tasa. Umiwas sa lahat ng mga juices, iced tea at soft drinks. Nakatataba masyado ang mga juices tulad ng pineapple juice, energy drinks, at bottled teas. Tubig lang ang dapat inumin para hindi tumaba.

Wala nang iba. Ihinto ang lahat ng sitsirya. Ang mga potato chips, corn chips at chocolates ay dapat iwasan. Puwede konting popcorn. Umiwas sa dessert. Malaki ang ipapayat mo kung iiwas ka sa mga cakes, pastries at matatamis na dessert. Bawasan ang pagkain ng prutas. Hindi ninyo alam pero nakatataba ang mangga, ubas, abocado at pineapple. Sa bawat pagkain, isang pisngi lang ng mangga, o 6 na piraso ng ubas lang ang dapat. Huwag nang sosobra. Ang mansanas at peras lang ang magandang pampapayat. Igalaw ang iyong katawan. Gumamit ng hagdanan. Maglakad ng malayo. Maglinis ng bahay. Mag-enroll sa gym. Kumain ng 6 na beses bawat araw pero pakontikonti lang. Huwag magpagutom dahil babawi ka lang ng kain. Magbaon ng pandesal, biskwit o saging para sa meryenda o pag nagutom. Tandaan tubig lang ang dapat inumin. Bawasan ang dami ng pagkain. Ipilit makontrol ang sarili. Good luck po!

RECIPE: Seafood Bicol Express


– 1 (12oz. can) chunk light tuna in water – 1 egg – ½ cup chopped scallions – 1 medium yellow onion, sliced – 1 medium tomato, cubed

– 3 cloves garlic, chopped – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis) – 1¼ cups water – 2 tablespoons cooking oil

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Heat oil in a pan. 2) Saute garlic, onion, and tomato until soft. 3) Add the canned tuna (including the water from the can). Stir. Cook for 3 minutes. 4) Pour the water into the pan. Let boil. 5) Beat the egg and then pour into the pan. Let it cook for a few minutes until it starts to form. Stir. 6) Add ground black pepper and scallions. Cook for 2 minutes. 7) Pour the fish sauce into the pan. Add more water if preferred. 8) Transfer to a serving plate. Serve. 9) Share and enjoy! ( Nvidia graphics card. Andr oid on a PC: C oncluAndroid Conclusion The emulator solutions presented in the review could not really convince us. BlueStacks delivered an acceptable performance, but puttered on the Mac. Additionally, it uses a very old Android version.The Remix OS Player showed some quirks, but the user interface is well-tailored to the conditions of the desktop.

AMIDuOS is also not without its issues, but otherwise makes a favorable impression. Again, Remix OS is not an emulator but a complete implementation of Android as a desktop operating system. The system is nimble and, in a qualitative sense, is currently the best option to run Android apps on a PC – the main catch being that it needs to be booted. Ultimately, the question remains as to why an An-

droid app would be required on the PC. Many services are also possible without the emulator detour on the PC – WhatsApp has software for the PC, and many apps have web services. The emulators are hardly suitable for gaming. Remix OS scores with good performance, but it is more likely to be a way to help bring new life to decrepit PCs and Notebooks. (Hans-Georg Kluge, AndroidPIT)


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A police photo shows the 28-year old David Lim Jr, during a booking procedure on March 21, 2017. CEBU CITY – A wealthy Filipino-Chinese man David Lim Jr, who shot and wounded a nurse during a traffic altercation here, defended himself from his accuser, saying the victim and his companions allegedly tried to attack him. The incident occurred on March 19 where Lim shot Ephraim Nunal during the heated exchange of

words which were all caught on a car camera tailing the victim’s vehicle. The clip was also used by the police in filing criminal charges against Lim, the nephew of Cebu businessman Peter Lim tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as an alleged drug lord. Lim’s family has offered P300,000 to anyone who can provide them the full video clip of the

shooting incident which will show that the accused acted in self defense when he shot Nunal with a .22-caliber hand gun. The legal counsel of Lim, Lawyer Orlando Salatandre Jr., also said his client only acted in self defense. Lim surrendered March 21 to Chief Superintendent Noli Talino, the regional police director. (Cebu Examiner)

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'Infocast' program launched in Cebu City CEBU CITY – The local government has revived the Infocast program with Smart Communications to beef up its communication efforts. The program is the initiative of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office. Greg Senados, a spokesman for the local government, said Smart Infocast is a web-based communications solutions that allows the city to send warnings, advisories, preparedness tips, and important announcements to over 25,000 subscribers daily. He said the program, which started March 19, has members of the barangay disasters, health,

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department heads and members of the Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers. Atty. Mary Jane Paredes, corporate communications head of Smart, said others that also availed the program are Cebu Provincial Government, Carcar City, and Danao City. Smart Infocast is the mobile network’s support to disaster risk reduction efforts of the Philippines particularly with the Office of Civil Defense and was initially laid out in 2012. Currently, the Infocast has more than 800 users and 2 million subscribers. Other provinces and cities that use Smart


Infocast include Aurora, Batangas, Quezon, Albay, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Iloilo, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos. The government agencies that are currently using the program include the Philippine Information Agency, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Education, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, Department of Health and Philippine National Police - Maritime Group. (Ferliza CalizarContratista)


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