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Hindi namin isusuko ang aming mga armas, ibigay sa amin ang Bangsamoro homeland: MILF An ISIS propaganda photo shows some of its fighters in Iraq.

Duterte tops Time poll as EU critics told ‘stick to child porn’ THE FILIPINO people’s “love affair” with their leader “is like a jet plane that's just taken off ” and EU critics of President Rodrigo Duterte should ‘stick to child porn’. That’s according to

Philippines Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy who defended Duterte’s standing in Time magazine’s Top 100 Men and Women for 2017 survey, where he leads Vladimir Putin, Mark

Zuckerberg, Justin Trudeau and Bill Gates. The final 'Time 100' list will be published on April 20. “Plus 9 out of 10 Filipinos right now approve of him.” She added “Wrap your dim minds around

that, you clowns. Nine out of ten.” Anyone with a “teaspoon of IQ on them” would wait for Duterte to make a “huge error” before trying to topple him, she claimed. Continue on page 2

COTABATO CITY – Nanindigan ang Moro Islamic Liberation Front na hindi nito isusuko ang kanilang mga armas hanggang hindi nareresolba ang isyu ng Bangsamoro homeland na iginigiit nito sa pamahalaan. Ito ang sinabi ni Ghazali Jaafar, ang vice chairman ng rebeldeng grupo, na lumagda sa isang interim peace agreement sa nakaraang pamahalaan noon Marso 2014. Nanatili pa umanong “Islamic revolutionary government” ang MILF sa

Mindanao hanggang hindi nagkakaroon ng formal peace accord ito sa pamahalaang Duterte. Dapat umanong ibigay ng pamahalaan ang nararapat sa MILF at sa mga Muslim at ito ang Bangsamoro region na siyang ipapalit sa Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), ayon kay Jaafar, ngunit sinabi nito na hanggang ngayon ay bigo pa rin ang Kongreso na maipasa ang batas upang umusad na ito. Continue on page 5

Scrutinize Canadian mining activities in Philippines A FILIPINO DELEGATION has asked Canada to appoint an ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations in the Philippines following reports of alleged human rights violations, according to the diocesan newspaper Anglican Journal. It said the five-member delegation that included an Anglican Bishop Antonio Ablon, Rep. Carlos Zarate,


chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources; Dr Anie Bautista, national coordinator for the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines; and Nenita Condez and Eufemia Cullamat, both indigenous tribe leaders, travelled to Ottawa and met with different members of parliament and staff from the Global Affairs Canada and Canadian and Filipino com-

munities. Bishop Ablon confirmed the trip – from March 20 to April 5 – and told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner that it was sponsored by KAIROS and supported by over a dozen civil society and grassroots organizations in Canada and the delegation raised various concerns about the mining operations back home. Continue on page 2

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A truck is dwarfed by the destruction of this mountain in the mining operation of TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Zamboanga del Norte province. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

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Scrutinize Canadian mining activities in Philippines Continued fr om page 1 from He said during their meetings, delegation members shared firsthand account of human rights violations in the Philippines particularly in the context of mining projects and people claiming harm from mining activities face displacement, violence, i n t i m i d a t i o n , criminalization and military incursions in their communities. Among the mining firms operating in the Philippines, especially on Mindanao region, is the TVI Resources Development, the Philippine subsidiary of Calgarybased TVI Pacific, Inc. “We want that foreign corporations operating in our country, particularly Canadian, to be held accountable for their complicities in the commission of human rights violations against our people,” said Bishop Ablon, of the Philippine Independent Church, which has a concordat relation with the Anglican Church. “We want that Philippine laws and armed forces to promote and protect the Filipino people’s civil, socio-economic- and political rights, not international trade and investments at the expense of those rights. People’s rights in resource rich communities in Mindanao are being violated and some who choose to stand their ground are being killed,” he added. In July 2013, Bishop Ablon, who is a strong environmental advocate and one of the conveners of the Advocates for Peace, said he fears for his safety following a break-in inside his house in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province on Mindanao. He said his housekeeper discovered the break-in after his bedroom’s window was forcibly broke into by a still unidentified assailant. He said there were no valuable items in his “modest” bedroom. “There was nothing robbed and lost as there was none to be robbed off. However, I feared for my safety right now as it happened while we are preparing for the solidarity

mission to the mining area in Bayog town of Zamboanga del Sur where TVI is set to operate,” he said. Bishop Ablon was one of the conveners of the Advocates for Peace which, together with Rural Missionaries of the Philippines and Karapatan human rights group that held a three-day solidarity mission in Bayog. The purpose of the mission, he said, was “to share compassion and concrete love for the very least, exploited and disadvantaged sector particularly those suffering from the impact of largescale mining operations.” The bishop said he and other organizers conducted a feeding program among the children and the poor in Bayog and followed by a tree planting. For her part, Condez Deputy Secretary General of the indigenous group Salabukan nok G’taw Subanen -appealed to the Canadian government to help indigenous tribes in the Philippines “achieve justice or will just sit idle and do nothing while corporate greed continue to cause havoc on our already destroyed lives?” The Anglican Journal reported that Ed Bianchi, program manager for KAIROS, said that during the learning tour, they gathered information from community groups, government members and people who work for TVIRD. “From that, we called on the Philippine government to stop all mining in the area until they could ensure the safety of the people and also to investigate those human rights violations,” Bianchi was quoted as saying. TVIRD has maintained that it “operates under the highest standards of health and safety practices for its workers and its host community and is uncompromising in its best-practices approach to environmental protection as well as community development,” according to its website. KAIROS is also working with other organizations in Canada in urging the Canadian government to appoint an

extractive-sector ombudsperson with the power to investigate and address the claims, said Bianchi. “We also call on the government to legislate and facilitate access to Canadian courts for those people overseas who are claiming that their rights have been violated by a Canadian company,” he said. Nenita Condez, deputy secretary general of the Salabukan nok G’taw Subanen (SGS), a federation of Subanen groups, said TVIRD occupied “thousands and thousands” of hectares of land for its mining operations in Mindanao, displacing thousands of people. Emily Dwyer, coordinator of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, said what is happening in the Philippines is not isolated to that country and “We’re hearing continuously, and have been for over a decade, accounts of widespread, credible allegations of serious human rights abuses associated with Canadian mining companies around the world.” She said the Canadian government has been hearing calls from around the world for over 12 years to develop accountability mechanisms and has yet to implement any credible mechanisms. TVIRD has over the past repeatedly denied all allegations and accusations against the company. Or der ed Closed Order dered In the Philippines, Secretary Gina Lopez, of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ordered the closure of 23 metallic mines in the country, while suspending five more, for serious environmental violations discovered during the industry-wide audit conducted by the agency since July 2016. “My issue here is not about mining. My issue here is social justice. If there are businesses and foreigners that go and utilize the resources of that area for their benefit and the people of the island suffer, that’s social injustice,” Lopez said. She said the closure orders were based on the final results and recom-

Duterte tops Time poll as EU critics told ‘stick to child porn’ Continued fr om page 1 from “Then and only then would it be the time to let your cash flow to pay the EU idiots with galls as huge as Goodyear blimps to call for the president's resignation,” she said, adding in Filipino that “those in the EU, just engage in online child pornography. Since that's what you are good at.” The warning comes as the EU condemns Duterte's plan to revive the death penalty for drug convictions. The European Parliament has called for an international investigation into "unlaw-

ful killings and other violations" in the Philippines linked to Duterte's war on drugs, while Duterte has told the EU MPs to mind their own business. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said that the assistant secretary’s comment was "obviously sarcastic" and she was not advocating child pornography, reported Rappler. "Asec Badoy loves children and cares about their welfare, so to even imply that she trivializes the issue is unfair and misleading. She is an outspoken critique of so-

cial injustice, and we have no doubt as to her stand against child pornography,” Taguiwalo said in a statement, according to InterAksyon. Badoy, a former human rights advocate and NGO worker, was appointed to implement medical assistance to drug addicts in rehab after her online activism caught the president’s eye. The Philippines banned a number of xrated websites at the beginning of 2017 as part of a wider child-porn crackdown. (

mendations of the multisectoral audit teams formed to look into the compliance of mining operators with the existing environmental laws and regulations. The mining firms ordered closed were the following: • Benguet Corp. Nickel Mines Inc., Eramen Minerals Inc., Zambales Diversified Metals Corp., and LNL Archipelago Minerals Inc., all in Zambales province, due mainly to siltation of rivers, destruction of a functional watershed and illegal treecutting. • Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and Development Corp., Emir Minerals Corp., and TechIron Mineral Resources Inc. in Homonhon mainly for siltation of coastal waters and destruction of functional watershed. • AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration, Kromico Inc., SinoSteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corp., Oriental Synergy Mining Corp., Wellex Mining Corp., Libjo Mining Corp., Oriental Vision Mining Phils. Corp., in Dinagat Islands mainly for siltation of coastal waters. • ADNAMA Mining Resources Corp., Claver

Mineral Development Corp., Platinum Group Metals Corp., CTP Construction and Mining Corp., Carrascal Nickel Corp., Marcventures Mining and Development Corp., and Hinatuan Mining Corp. in Surigao del Norte mainly for siltation of coastal waters and mining in functional watersheds. • Benguet Corporation in Itogon, Benguet and Ore Asia Mining and Development Corp. in Bulacan were likewise issued suspension orders by Lopez. She also deferred to give a decision on the fate of Filminera Resources Corp. pending further investigation. The five mining companies that were issued suspension orders are Berong Nickel Corp., OceanaGold Phils., Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp., Citinickel Mines and Development Corp. and Strong Built Mining Development Corp. According to DENR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna, the companies can file for a Motion for Reconsideration to the DENR within 15 days from receipt of the order. Luna said the DENR decision can still be appealed to

the Office of the President. The DENR had earlier assured the mining sector and the general public that due process was “meticulously observed” in the audit of all existing metallic mines nationwide. It also assured that the audit results “really promote the common good and social justice” espoused by Lopez and President Rodrigo Duterte. A staunch advocate of responsible mining, Lopez has made it clear that the common good and the protection of the environment would be her paramount concern, not money. She emphasized that no mining company can operate in a functional watershed which protects water sources. “Water is life. We will not allow the water of our people to be at risk for any business interest,” Lopez said. Environmentalists also urged Lopez to review again the mining operations of TVI in Zamboanga del Sur’s Bayog town where Subanen natives opposed the entry of the company in Balabag for various reasons. TVIRD also operated in Zamboanga del Norte’s Siocon town where natives also opposed the mining operations. (Mindanao Examiner)

Australia worried over spread of IS influence in Mindanao Continued fr om page 1 from And The Australian newspaper in an editorial article published just recently, said the signs, as Bishop has indicated, are ominous: Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the Abu Sayyaf group has pledged loyalty to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Like Baghdadi, he has been declared an “emir”, which Bishop says suggests Islamic State may be about to formally declare a caliphate in the southern Philippines. “This move is said to have boosted support for Abu Sayyaf among Islamic extremists on Mindanao. Reports indicate hundreds of trained Islamic State fighters recruited from Southeast Asia to go to Syria and Iraq will return not to their home

countries but to link up with Abu Sayyaf on Mindanao.” “In recent months, there have been Philippines police accounts of a specialist Islamic State bomb maker from Morocco and Uighur Islamic militants from China arriving clandestinely. Malaysian, Indonesian, Bangladeshi and even Rohingya militants from the oppressed Muslim minority in Myanmar also are said to be among those recruited,” it said. Bishop, according to The Australian, was said to have discussed the growing threat with President Rodrigo Duterte in his home city of Davao in March and the Filipino leader has made no bones about his belief that the biggest threat facing his country is “terrorism…

it’s sure to come.” It said at a recent Washington meeting of the coalition fighting Islamic State, Bishop again sounded the alarm among fellow foreign ministers, warning that, as the caliphate in Iraq and Syria faces defeat, “we don’t want to see it re-emerge elsewhere in the world, otherwise we’ll be back in a few years talking about how to defeat a caliphate in the southern Philippines. A caliphate in our region would be a disaster for the fight against Islamic extremism.” After Bishop’s warning, Manila’s regional partners, particularly Australia and the United States, must do all that is possible to ensure that it does not become a reality, it added. (Mindanao Examiner)


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ARMM brings ‘People’s Day’ to Basilan BASILAN – Since February 2015, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) brought free services closer to the public through People’s Day, a monthly activity. And recently, the regional government went to Basilan province’s Al-Barka town, the Abu Sayyaf group’s former stronghold, to mount such event. People’s Day brings different line agencies of the ARMM in convergence to offer free basic social services to the region’s constituents for free, and to reach the people at the grassroots level. “We want to ensure that residents in Al-Barka have access to all the vital services and assistance from the government,” said ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman,

who led the activity supported by Basilan Governor Jim Saliman, Al-Barka Mayor Darussalam Lajid, heads of regional line agencies, and local officials. ‘An unfav or able rreputaeputaunfavor orable tion tion’’ The town may have earned an unfavorable reputation, but the ARMM government is leading the way to make it become a more welcoming and better place. Gov. Hataman said the aim is to free Al-Barka from banditry and poverty by guaranteeing the delivery of government projects in the town. For 40 years, the town served as the bastion of the terror group Abu Sayyaf, which Gov. Hataman said hampered the government in bringing in support to the

town. “The people here deserve quality government service and we are bringing it in,” he said. Free ser vices rrender ender ed services endered Thousands of residents of Barangay Macalang and those from nearby areas benefited from various forms of assistance during the event. Among the services rendered were: medical and dental consultation and medication; supplemental feeding; distribution of textbooks and children’s books; distribution of agricultural inputs and seedlings; domestic and international jobs fair; social pension payout; and distribution of devices to persons with disabilities, among others. The Basilan provincial government also distributed relief goods to the residents. Takasan Adirul, 65, was

thankful that his family received assistance. He added that seeing many people for the first time made the distribution more meaningful. “Ngayon lang kami nakakita ng ganito karaming tao,” Adirul said. “Kahit maraming kaguluhan, alam naming maraming tutulong sa amin.” Various front line services during the activity were as follows: Office of the Regional Governor-ARMM; ARMM Regional Library;Department of Health-ARMM; Department of Labor and EmploymentARMM; Department of Social Welfare and Development-ARMM; ARMM Humanitarian and Emergency Action Response Team (HEART); Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-ARMM; Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-ARMM; Department of Environment and Natural Resources-

ARMM; Regional Sports Coordinating Office-ARMM; Regional Darul Ifta-ARMM; and Department of Education-ARMM. Millions of pesos wor th of worth pr ojects projects Gov. Hataman said the people should lead in winning the peace in their place, with the assistance from the local government unit and the ARMM government as well. The governor also inked a memorandum of agreement and groundbreaking ceremony of the P10-million project under the ARMMHealth, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy (HELPS) that would directly benefit Barangay Macalang. Barangay government center and other high-impact projects would be among the projects under the ARMMHELPS in the barangay. Since 2012, including the P132.5 million infrastructure budget for 2017, the

Al-Barka town would receive P877 million worth of projects from the DPWHARMM. Almost 90% of this amount funded 45 kilometers of roads in the town. ARMM P ay People eople’’s D Day eople Gov. Hataman added that People’s Day will also be held in the region’s five provinces – Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi – in the coming months. The primary target areas of People’s Day will be conflict-affected barangays in the five provinces. The ARMM People’s Day is a monthly activity that serves as an opportunity for regional line agencies and offices to offer and render their front-line services to the people of ARMM. Agencies are using this platform as an exposure to actualize their objectives and goals in pursuit of an improved and effective service to people. (Bureau of Public Information)

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Hindi namin isusuko ang aming mga armas, ibigay sa amin ang Bangsamoro homeland: MILF Continued fr om page 1 from Pinipigilan ng mga mambatatas na may malalaking negosyo sa Mindanao at ARMM ang naturang batas dahil na rin sa kani-kanilang interest. Tanging pag-asa na lamang ng MILF ay ang pangako ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na ibigay ang Bangsamoro homeland sa mga Muslim, ngunit federalism naman ang isinusulong ngayon ng pamahalaan. “Everything has been said to the government, and we do not know what to say except give us our

government,� ani pa ni Jaafar, na siyang chairman ng Bangsamaoro Commission, na siyang gagawa ng mga batas para sa Bangsamoro political entity. Naunang ibinasura ng Kongreso ang Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain at maging ang Bangsamoro Basic Law dahil labag umano ito sa Konstitusyon. Unang nagbabala ang MILF na maraming mga miyembro nito ang nawawalan na ng pasensya at pag-asa sa kabiguan ng pamahalaan

na ibigay ang nararapat sa mga Muslim. Tutol naman ang Moro National Liberation Front sa ilalim ni Nur Misuari sa peace talks sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at MILF, at sinabing dapat unahin ng gobyerno ang peace agreement nito na nilagdaan noong Septyembre 1996. Ang Mindanao ay nasa ilalim noon ng mga sultanato, ngunit sinakop ito ng mga Kristiyano hanggang sa maging menorya na lamang ang mga Muslim sa naturang rehiyon. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Agrarian reform beneficiaries from Tagum City in Davao del Norte province pelted the office of Lapanday Food Corporaton with rotten bananas in protest of the company's alleged refusal to distribute the 145-hectare land to them since 2015. They also called for the junking of Lapanday's onerous Agribusiness Ventures Agreement to take over the land intended for the agrarian reform beneficiaries who are part of the Kampuhan ng Magsasaka para sa Libreng Pamamahagi ng Lupa. (Kilab Multimedia photo for Mindanao Examiner)


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as a protection switch to stop them exploding or deep discharging. Smar tphone batter y martphone battery myths Lithium-ion batteries don't have a memory so there's not much you need to do to keep them running as they should. The problem lies with how the Android system reads and displays the current capacity of the battery, not the battery itself. The same goes for the myth that deleting the batterystats.bin file will magically recalibrate your battery. That file (on most devices anyway) simply stores data about what is using the battery when it is not being charged. It is also reset every time a battery is charged to over 80 percent and then disconnected from the charger. The batterystats.bin file contains the info you see made prettier in the Battery section of your phone: it's the Android system keeping track of your battery's usage, per charge cycle. When we talk about battery calibration, it's the percentage meter that gets out of whack, and that is what we need to fix. How to calibr ate an calibrate Andr oid device batter y Android battery without rroot oot access The old 'fully charge and discharge' approach stands as one of the simplest ways to 'recalibrate' your Android battery. We've warned you in the past about low voltage problems in lithium batteries and the negative impacts of fully draining a battery on its lifespan and the same holds true here. But, if your phone battery is causing you real problems, it's worth taking the risk. Method 1 1. Discharge your phone fully until it turns itself off. 2. Turn it on again and let it turn itself off. 3. Plug your phone into a charger and, without turning it on, let it charge until the on-screen or LED indicator says 100 percent. 4. Unplug your charger. 5. Turn your phone on. It's likely that the battery indicator won't say 100 percent, so plug the charger back in (leave your phone on) and continue charging until it says 100 percent on-screen as well. 6. Unplug your phone and restart it. If it doesn't say 100 percent, plug the charger back in until it says 100 percent on screen. 7. Repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent (or as close as you think it's going to get) when you start it up without it being plugged in. 8. Now, let your battery discharge all the way down to 0 percent and let your phone turn off again. 9. Fully charge the battery one more time without interruption and you should have reset the Android system's battery percentage. Remember that it is not recommended to perform this process regularly. Even when your battery is so dead your

phone won't even turn on, your battery still has enough reserve charge to avoid system damage. But you don't want to poke the tiger with a stick. Perform this process once every three months at the most. If it is required more often than that, you have bigger problems at hand. Put plainly: fully discharging a battery is bad for it. Trying to overload a battery is also bad for it. The good news is that charging batteries will shut off automatically when they've reached their safe limit and there's always a little in reserve even if your phone won't start. Again: only do this when really necessary, because it does have a negative impact on battery life. How to calibr ate an calibrate Andr oid device batter y Android battery with rroot oot access Even though I'm not convinced that clearing the batterystats.bin file has any meaningful effect on how the Android system reports remaining battery charge, there are those who swear by this method. So in the interest of fairness, we've included the process for you here (it is true that different manufacturers use the batterystats.bin file for different things). It's basically the same process as above, but with the added step of using a rootenabled app. Method 2 1. Discharge your phone fully until it turns itself off. 2. Turn it on and let it turn off again. 3. Plug your phone into a charger and, without turning it on, let it charge until the on-screen or LED indicator says 100 percent. 4. Unplug your charger. 5. Turn your phone on. It's likely that the battery indicator won't say 100 percent, so plug the charger back in (leave your phone on) and continue charging until it says 100 percent on the screen as well. 6. Unplug your phone and restart it. If it doesn't say 100 percent, plug the charger back in until it says 100 percent on screen. 7. You want to repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent (or as close as you think it's going to get) when you start it up without it being plugged in. 8. Now, install the Battery Calibration app, and before you launch it, make sure your battery is at 100 percent again, then restart. 9. Immediately launch the app and recalibrate your battery. 10. Once you've calibrated your battery, discharge it all the way down to 0 percent and let your phone turn off again. 11. Fully charge the battery one more time without interruption while it's switched off, and the Android system's battery percentage will be reset. (Kris Carlon, AndroidPIT)

HEALTH: Polusyon Sa Hangin: Masama Sa Kalusugan Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong HINDI ALAM ng publiko na maraming sakit ang idinudulot ng polusyon sa hangin (air pollution). Sa panandaliang paglanghap ng maduming hangin, puwedeng kumati ang iyong lalamunan, at magbara ang iyong ilong. Maya-maya, mamumula na rin ang iyong mga mata. Sa katagalan, ay posibleng dapuan ng mga sakit tulad ng pulmonya, bronchitis, asthma, istrok at atake sa puso. Ang mga dumi sa hangin ay tinatawag na sulphur oxides at nitrogen oxides na nagdudulot ng pamamaga ng mga ugat. Ipatupad ang Clean Air Act: Sa katunayan, ang Metro Manila at Cebu ay kabilang sa mga siyudad (sa buong mundo) na may malalang air pollution. Sa 1,082 siyudad sa buong mundo, nasa numero 214 ang Maynila na may pinakamasamang kalidad ng hangin. Ayon sa isang pagsusuri sa UP-College of Public Health, 32% ng mga jeepney drivers ay may emphysema o may sira na ang baga. Sa mga aircon bus driver, 16% ang may emphysema at 14% naman sa mga taong nag-co-commute. Ang ibig sabihin nito ay

Dr. Willie T. Ong wala sa atin ang ligtas kahit nakasakay tayo sa air-conditioned na sasakyan. Papasok pa rin ang mga dumi ng hangin sa loob ng sasakyan. At hindi lang iyan, ayon pa kay Dr. Gerard Hoek ng Netherlands, ang mga taong nakatira sa tabi ng malaking kalsada (tulad ng EDSA) ay mas maikli ang buhay kumpara sa mga taong malayo sa malaking kalsada. Paano Iiwas Sa Polusyon: Ang solusyon sa air pollution ay ang paghuli sa mga sasakyan na nagbubuga ng maiitim na usok. Iyan sana ang pangunahing layunin ng ating gobyerno. Ngunit para sa ordinaryong tao, heto muna ang ating magagawa. 1. Maglagay ng screen sa mga pintuan at bintana ng bahay. Makababawas ito sa polusyon at sa pagpasok din na lamok.

2. Isara ang karamihan ng pintuan at bintana. 3. Magtanin ng bamboo trees at halaman. Mas maraming oxygen ang binibigay ng bamboo tree kumpara sa ibang puno. 4. Ihinto ang paninigarilyo. 5. Huwag mag-siga o mag-ihaw sa tabi ng bahay. Baka hikain ang iyong kapitbahay. 6. Kumain na lang sa loob ng mall, at huwag sa labas kung saan may dumadaan na mga sasakyan. 7. Sa mga nag-mom o t o r s i k l o , nag-co-commute at sa mga traffic enforcers, puwedeng magsuot ng face mask para mabawasan ang dumi na papasok sa baga. 8. Mahalagang paalala: Sa mga drivers, isara ang makina ng kotse kapag nasa parking lot o garahe. Huwag magpa-aircon sa loob ng kotse at baka malason kayo ng carbon monoxide mula sa tambutso ng sinasakyan. 9. Magbakasyon sa lugar na mahangin. Paminsan-minsan, pumunta sa tabing dagat o lugar na maraming puno. 10. Kung puwede, umiwas tumira sa tabi ng malaking kalsada o highway.

RECIPE: Scotch Eggs


– 5 pieces hard boiled chicken eggs, shell removed – 1 piece egg, beaten – 1 lb ground pork – 2 teaspoons garlic powder – 2 teaspoons salt – 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

– 2 teaspoons sugar – 2 tablespoons sherry – 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce – 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour – ¾ cup Panko bread crumbs – 3 to 4 cups cooking oil

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) In a large bowl, combine ground pork, salt, pepper, sugar, garlic powder, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, and flour. Mix well. 2) Scoop an ample amount of ground pork mixture and shape around the hard boiled egg until the egg is fully covered. 3) Dip the egg with ground pork in the beaten egg mixture, and then roll on the Panko bread crumbs until fully coated. 4) Heat a deep cooking pot and pour-in cooking oil. 5) When the oil becomes hot, deep fry the coated eggs until the color turns golden brown. Note: Do not wait for the oil to smoke before deep frying. This will easily burn the bread crumbs. Fry using medium heat. 6) Transfer the cooked eggs in a plate lined with paper towels. Let excess oil drip. 7) Serve. Share and enjoy! (


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Financial literacy still needed among Filipinos CEBU CITY - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has stressed the need to strengthen financial advocacy among Filipinos following release of the results of latest Consumer Finance Survey (CFS). Rosabel Guerrero, Director of the Department of Economic Statistics, said strengthening financial inclusions and advocacy should be done by both government and private sectors. This was one of the policy implications and recommendations resulting from the 2014 CFS, she said. According to the study, only two in 10 households surveyed have bank accounts. Region 7 has the least number of households with bank accounts compared with those in the National Capital Region and areas outside the NCR. In the Philippines, from the sample size of 18,000, majority of the households surveyed or 86

percent do not have a deposit account which means to say that only 14 percent save their money in banks, Guerrero said. According to the survey, the foremost reason cited by households for not having a deposit account was not having enough money to keep an account. Two percent of the households said there is no need for a bank or cash account and 1.7 percent said the location of banks or financial institutions are far from their home and 1.2 percent claimed they cannot manage an account while about 1 percent complained about excessive interest rates. And 1.6 percent cited other reasons such as high minimum maintaining balance imposed by banks while some do not like to deal with banks or do not trust financial institutions. In Central Visayas, it was found out that 55 percent preferred to put money in “piggy” banks when they have extra rather than put-

ting it in banks. With this, BSP Cebu Regional Director Atty. Leonides Sumbi suggested during the multisectoral forum for the Department of Social Welfare and Development to study the option of adding a depository feature in the Cash Card accounts of the Pantawid beneficiaries. “We will make further financial literacy training and workshops and advocacy on them so that they will now be open to save in the conduit banks,” Sumbi said. Land Bank of the Philippines official Malou Cardenas said they will elevate the matter to their national office. CFS is a nationwide quadrennial survey on consumer finances among Filipino households. It generates data on the financial conditions of the households such as financial and non-financial assets, level of indebtedness and sources of credit and income, spending and insurance coverage. (Ferliza Calizar-Contratista)

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CEBU - Bawal nang magmaneho og pampublikong sakyanan ang mga dr ivers nga walay identification card gikan sa Land Transportation Franchising and Regulator y Board (LTFRB) sugod sa Mayo. Matud pa ni LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada, sugod sa Mayo kinahanglan nang moagi sa usa ka adlaw nga klase ug pasulit ang

Western Mindanao

tanang drivers sa pampublikong sakyanan sa Drivers Academy nga pagabuksan sa LTFRB. Matud pa nga may expiration date ang ihatag nga ID sa LTFRB sa mga drivers mao nga kinahanglan nilang mopaubos og balik sa training sa dili pa makakuha sa bag-ong ID. Dugang pa ni Lizada, magmugna usab sila og database sa mga drivers


diin mahimong i-rate ang katakos sa mga driver sama sa ginahimo sa mga drivers sa Uber ug Grab taxi. Giingong obligado ang tanang drivers nga mopaubos sa training ug pasulit kun gusto pa nilang maka-maneho og balik og pampasaherong sakyanan. (Elvira C. Bongosia)


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