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DAR-ARMM has new chief

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has appointed a former health official as the new head of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Dayang Carlsum Sangkula Jumaide formally took her oath last week before ARMM Executive Secretary lawyer Laisa Alamia as DAR Secretary, replacing Continue on page 2

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Dayang Carlsum Sangkula Jumaide has been sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (ARMM BPI)

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Ombudsman deputies, sinampahan ng reklamo NAHAHARAP NGAYON SA REKLAMO sina Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang at Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao Rodolfo Elman matapos na maghain ng reklamo laban sa kanila ang dalawang abogado at inakusahan sila ng betrayal of public trust at paglabag sa Civil Service

Code. Kaugnay ito sa pahayag diumano ni Carandang sa media ukol mga bank transactions ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at ng kanyang pamilya. Sinabi rin ni Carandang ito sa panayam sa kanya ng ABS-CBN at nagmula umano ang mga records sa Anti-Money Laundering Council

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ARMM lawmaker, 6 others are now Science and Technology Ambassadors COTABATO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) has recognized several individuals and institutions as Science and Technology (S&T ) Ambassadors for their significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the region. One of the awardees was Irene Tillah (Sulu, 2nd district), Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the regional legislative assembly, who was recognized as S&T Ambassador on Policy for her efforts in promoting the Science and Technology department’s programs in her district. Tillah has extended full support to DOST’s projects such as RxBox, a telemedicine device, and Starbooks, the first Philippine science digital library. Tillah, chairperson of the Committee on Women, Youth and Family Relations, also supported

the establishment of the Philippine Standard Time in Sulu, a project of the DOST to synchronize time in the ARMM and the rest of the Philippines. Aside from Tillah, DOST-ARMM also awarded Modrika Masukat, municipal agriculture officer from Maguindanao province, as a technology adopter ambassador, and Dr. Rosemarie D. R. Josue and Prof. Rowena Benavides, both from Mindanao State UniversityMaguindanao, as ambassadors on research and development. Meanwhile, the municipality of Panglima Sugala in Tawi-Tawi and the city of Lamitan in Basilan were recognized as supportive local government unit ambassadors. The department also recognized two S&T youth ambassadors, namely, Arman Ali Ghodsinia and Jai Aliyah M. D. Salliman. Also awarded ambassador as a DOST scholar was Ahalnida Majid

Tambihasan. The awards were announced during the region’s celebration of 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW ) held recently in Sultan Kudarat. The NSTW is originally celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 in 1993. The S&T week aims at bringing science and technology closer to the people by letting them experience the vital role of science, technology, and innovation in improving the people’s quality of life, protecting the environment, and contributing to national development, particularly in poverty alleviation. With this year’s theme ‘Science for People’, the celebration highlighted the significant contributions, innovations, and breakthroughs of Science and Technology in the lives of the Filipinos towards holistic countryside development. (Bureau of Public Information)

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DAR-ARMM has new chief Continued fr om page 1 from Secretary Amihilda Sangcopan, who filed her resignation in August. Sangcopan, the partylist Anak Mindanao’s 3rd nominee for the House of Representatives, took over the vacated seat of Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman who resigned from her post on October 2. Hataman is the wife of ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman. “We are confident that Secretary Jumaide will serve the agrarian reform partners’ interest in our region,” Atty. Alamia said. Before Jumaide’s latest appointment, she served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health-ARMM for four years. Starting as a staff nurse at the Datu Alawaddin Bandon Sr. Memorial Hospital in Tawi-Tawi (1993-2000), Secretary

Jumaide became a health information officer in the same province (2000-2006), project officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (2006-2010), and ARMM assemblywoman. Municipal and provincial agrarian reform officers turned over the department's banner and key of responsibilities to the new DAR-ARMM chief. They also handed over a transition report, a personnel inventory and property plan, and an equipment report. “To Secretary Dayang, I wish her the best. Hope you’ll find it an honor to serve our farmers in ARMM. I did that for 30 beautiful months. Congratulations,” Rep. Sangcopan said. DAR-ARMM has been consistent in achieving 100% compliance to the Seal of Transparency and open gov-

ernment partnership. The department installed institutional feedback mechanisms to bridge the gaps in service delivery from the municipal to the provincial and regional offices. “It’s a new challenge for me but I assure you that DARARMM will continue to implement, facilitate, and coordinate the delivery of support services to the agrarian reform beneficiaries,” Jumaide said. “Let’s sustain the gains and bring in more reforms, let’s see to it that the lives of our beneficiaries are exponentially blessed and enhanced beyond the ordinary.” The DAR-ARMM has 66,000 agrarian reform partners situated in 103 Agrarian Reform Communities and also registered a total of 357 Agrarian Reform Partner Organizations. (Bureau of Public Information)


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BBL or Federalism?

OTABA TO CIT Y – W ith P odr igo ABAT CITY Prr esident R Rodr odrigo Duter te angsamor oB asic Basic uterte te’’s backing of the B Bangsamor angsamoro Law (BBL), the M or o IIslamic slamic Liber ation F Mor oro Liberation Frront (MILF), which signed an inter im peace deal interim with M anila in 2014, expr ess ed optimism that the dr aft Manila express draft law will pass the scr utiny of Chr istian politicians who scrutiny Christian pr eviously opposed the dr aft law previously draft law.. But Duterte himself is sions. “Among the contenalso pursuing federalism in tious provisions in the the country and has been present version of the BBL campaigning for it even is that there will be six before he won the presi- plebiscites - one for ratifidency in 2016. And his cation of the law, and political allies in Congress second the periodic plebiare supporting the pro- scite every 5 years for a posed shift from the period of 25 years in the citcurrent presidental system ies, municipalities and to federalism, and not the other geographic areas outside the Autonomous BBL. in Muslim The MILF, whose age- Region ing leaders, call for the Mindanao which did not passage of BBL may be join the Bangsamoro after overridden by Duterte’s the ratification of the BBL,” plans to grant regions au- Lobregat said. Lobregat, who was tonomy through federalism. It said the ad- also former mayor of ministration of Duterte Zamboanga City, said should immediately work Memorandum of Agreefor the passage of the BBL ment on Ancestral Domain where the Aquino govern- (MOA-AD) was the predement left off. It stressed cessor of the old BBL filed that the negotiation is during the previous 16th completed following the Congress. The MOA-AD signing of the Framework was declared unconstituAgreement on the tional by the Supreme Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Court in 2008 describing Comprehensive Agree- the process that led to its ment on the Bangsamoro crafting as “whimsical, caoppressive, (CAB) between the MILF pricious, and government peace arbitrary and despotic.” He said the MOA-AD panels. Politicians question- and the BBL have similar ing the BBL said the provisions, with some unand provisions in the draft law constitutional remain the same. controversial provisions. Zamboanga City Repre- “Instead of promoting sentative Celso Lobregat, peace, there will be a conwho was one of those who stant tug of war on the opposed the BBL during political boundaries that the Aquino administration will promote instability. citing unconstitutional The Bangsamoro will try to provisions in the draft law, expand its area of jurisdicis again raising the same is- tion and in turn, the local government adjacent, sursue. Unconstitutional rounding or neighboring In a statement, the Bangsamoro will also Lobregat has made it clear, fight tooth and nail in orhe will be vigilant and con- der to retain their territory,” sistent with his stand with Lobregat said. Lobregat said he will regards to the BBL. “I am for peace, I am not anti- again be active and vigilant peace, but we need a in the committee deliberaBangsamoro Basic Law tions, plenary debates and that is just, that is fair, that caucuses to ensure that the is acceptable, feasible and interest of Zamboanga City more importantly, it and the rest of Mindanao should not be contrary to are protected. the Constitution and existDavao del Norte Reping laws,” he said. resentative and House He said the BBL which Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the Bangsamoro Transi- Duterte’s ally in the lower tion Commission chamber, said the submitted to Duterte still country’s push for federalcontains the same and ism has almost the same even more contentious concept of the BBL. “The and questionable provi- BBL will be absorbed by

the federal form of government, because that’s the same. The concept of BBL is the same in federal form of government,” he said, suggesting an amendment in the Constitution. “How can you implement the provisions of the BBL without amending the Constitution? You cannot do it because there are provisions in the BBL that run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution,” said Alvarez. MILF's rival group, the Moro National Liberation Front under Nur Misuari, has strongly opposed the government peace talks with the MILF, citing a 1996 peace accord with Manila. And Misuari, who eventually became government of the Muslim autonomous region, is now facing rebellion charges for deadly attacks in Sulu's Jolo town and in Zamboanga City in 2001; and another raid in 2013 in retaliation to government's failure to fully comply with the peace agreement. Under the accord, Manila would have provided a minimarshal plan in the restive region and livelihood and housing facilities for thousands of MNLF rebels. Misuari, a close friend and political ally of Duterte, also wanted to become a perpetual regional governor. He is also being accused of graft and corruption with cases dating back during his time as governor, but Duterte ordered authorities not to arrest Misuari because of the peace process. Str ong BBL suppor trong supportt Murad Ebrahim, the MILF chairman, said Duterte has voiced his support for the BBL, which will set a precedent for a federal model to be pushed out across the country. He previously said that the MILF will not settle for anything other than the BBL. The MILF said the people of Mindanao, not just the Bangsamoro, are looking forward that the BBL to ultimately pass and become a law. “The signal is very positive and encouraging now that the President has announced his certification of the proposed bill to Congress as

Zamboanga residents protest the inclusion of the city in the expanded Muslim autonomous region in this 2007 rally organized by the local government. (Mindanao Examoner Photo)

Peace rally in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province.(Photo by Najib Zacaria) an urgent measure,” it said, adding, the BTC which drafted the original BBL, proceeded with legal and meticulous care to conform to the mandate of the 1987 Constitution. Defending the provisions in the BBL, the MILF cited Article 10, Sections 15 and 18 of the Constitution, which state that the autonomous Bangsamoro entity may define the basic structure of government, provided it is democratic, and consonant with its distinctive historical and cultural heritage. The BTC, which originally had 15 members both from the MILF and the government, was expanded to 21 members after Duterte signed an executive order in November last year to review the provisions of the BBL. The MILF said the BTC sought the opinions of the 18 members of the original framers of the Constitution - Father Joaquin Bernas, former Chief Justice Hilarion Davide, former Commission on Elections Chairman Christian Monsod, Supreme Court Justice Adolfo Azcuna, among others, who all stated that the BBL is constitutional and can stand charter challenge. “Furthermore, it must be emphasized that the BBL is not an ordinary bill that should be subjected to the plain letter of the Constitution, but it is an organic act to create a Bangsamoro entity which would reach far beyond the wisdom of our framers when they drafted Article 10 of our present Constitution—the wise men who were desirous and had the

vision to solve the centuries of nagging problems that caused enormous suffering and death, as well as, to support the proposed measures for lasting peace and comprehensive development throughout the whole region and ultimately the nation at large,” the MILF, the country’s largest rebel group, said. It said never has a piece of legislation been proposed to the two Houses of Congress that has been consulted so extensively throughout Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon to ensure that the people were properly apprised of the significance and importance of the proposed bill. It said more than 600 dialogues, symposia, open forums have been conducted by the BTC and the committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, together with the involvement of nongovernmental organizations. The MILF said the proposed law can be a potent and substantive demonstration of the cooperation and collaboration between the government and the Bangsamoro people to forge a lasting peace and to ensure the progress on political, social, cultural and economic development, and the preservation of national integrity. “With the current rise of extremism in Mindanao in recent months, there is a most urgent need to constrain its escalation and tragic effects. The BBL can and will be an instrument of peace and national unity, and a landmark legislation to ar-

rest the rising tide of violent extremism and radicalism not only in Mindanao, but in this country, as well,” it said. The BBL aims to expand the Muslim autonomous region – which comprises of Basilan, Sulu, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Tawi-Tawi provinces – but their governors were not even included in the BTC or consulted by the body. And public consultations by the government on the BBL in the provinces came late and was more of a show rather than get inputs from various sectors and Muslims themselves. And the ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, a known political ally of then President Benigno Aquino Jr, who appointed him as acting governor prior to winning the elections, said he is supporting the BBL. “We are for the passage of BBL as we underscore the need for a Bangsamoro that is stronger than the ARMM, a new government that will bring our people a life of greater opportunities and deliver the promises of a lasting peace,” he said. Many Muslims do not even know the BBL or its provisions, except that majority of them wanted an independent Bangsamoro nation and the return of their ancestral lands now in the hands of wealthy Christian landowners and businessmen. Islam reached the country in the 14th century and eventually spread in other parts of the Philippines. Mindanao was formerly under the rule of the sultans. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Ombudsman deputies, sinampahan ng reklamo Continued fr om page 1 from umanong pinagtuunan ng pansin ng tanggapin ang mga nakabinbin nitong reklamo mula pa sa panahon ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino. K a s o n g administratibo ang isinampang kaso nina Attorneys Manuelito Luna at Eligio Mallari sina Carandang at Elman at nakabatay umano ito sa graft and corr uption. Lumabag umano ang mga ito sa rules and regulations ng Ombudsman sa kanilang pagiimbestiga kay Duterte. Dahil dito, sinabi naman ni Duterte na magbubuo ito ng komisyon upang imbestigahan rin ang Office of the Ombudsman sa mga diumano’y katiwalian ng mga empleyado nito. Ang imbestigasyon ng Ombudsman ng mga financial transaction sa ibat-ibang banko ni Duterte at ng kanyang pamilya ay dahil na rin sa alegasyon ni Senator Antonio Trillanes IV na mayroong tagong-yaman ang mga ito. Nag-inhibit na rin si Morales sa imbestigasyon sa k a d a h i l a n a n g pamangkin nito ang

abogadong si Manases Carpio na asawa naman ng anak ni Duterte na Davao City Mayor Sarah Carpio. Matatandaang sinabi pa ni Carandang na base sa mga record mula sa AMLC, umabot diumano sa daan-daang milyong piso ang mga transaksyon sa mga banko ng pamilyang Duterte sa loob ng isang dekada – mula 2006 hanggang 2016. Ngunit nilinaw naman nito na ang salapi ay labasmasok sa mga banko kung kaya’t mahirap sabihin ang kabuuang halaga nito. Ito rin ang pahayag ni Carandang sa ABSCBN. “'Yung billions kasi, baka in-add nila yung lahat ng transactions, may P20 million, P20 million, P20 million, P60 million, pag in-add mo, aabot talaga ng billions, may P50 million, ang dami,” ani Carandang. Dahil sa plunder complaint ni Trillanes laban sa Pangulo, pormal na hiniling ng Ombudsman sa AMLC na busisiin ang mga record sa banko ng pamilyang Duterte. Matatandaang naghain ng plunder complaint si Trillanes noon 2016 sa Ombudsman dahil sa alegasyon nitong may “ghost employees”

ARMM celebrates National Science and Technology Week COTABATO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) celebrated recently the 2017 National Science and Technology Week with various exhibits at the municipal gymnasium of Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao province. Students from the Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy can now benefit from Starbooks, the first Philippine science digital librar y, established by the DOST-ARMM in Sultan Kudarat. The municipality was also the recipient of Project DEWS or Deployment of Early Warning System, a device that will provide a six hour lead-time warning to vulnerable communities against impending floods.. “Aside from the DEWS and Starbooks, we have also given Sultan Kudarat the RxBox, a telemedicine device designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide,” said DOSTARMM Secretar y Myra Mangkabung. The event was led by Sec. Mangkabung, Sultan Kudarat Mayor Shameem Mastura and attended by DOST Secretar y Fortunato Dela Peña, DOST undersecretary for

regional operations Brenda Manzano and Director Edgar Garcia of the DOST Technology Application and Promotion Institute. Sec. Mangkabung and Mayor Mastura signed a memorandum of agreement covering projects given by DOSTARMM to the municipality. “Science shouldn’t be just a theory or a research paper; it should also be utilized at the grassroots level. One of the goals of DOSTARMM is to alleviate poverty in the region,” Sec. Mangkabung said. With the theme ‘Science for People’, the celebration highlighted the significant contributions, innovations, and breakthroughs of science and technology on the lives of the Filipinos towards a holistic countr yside development. The National Science and Technology Week is celebrated through Proclamation No. 169 issued in 1993. It aims at bringing science and technology closer to the people by letting them experience the vital role of science, technology, and innovation in improving the people’s quality of life, protecting the environment, and contributing to national development, particularly in pover ty alleviation. (Bureau of Public Information)

ang Davao City Hall at ito ay base diumano sa Commission on Audit report na walang pruweba na mayroong 11,000 contractual employees na kinuha ang lokal na pamahalaan noon 2014. Ayon pa kay Trillanes ay umabot sa P700 milyon ang ginasyos ng Davao City government sa mga diumano’y contractual employees. Inakusahan pa ni Trillanes si Duterte ng hindi pagdedeklara sa kanyang Statement of Assets and Liability and Net Worth ng P11 milyon sa banko. Ilang ulit naman itong itinanggi ni Duterte at sinabi nito na ang kanyang yaman ay mula sa mga minana sa kanyang magulang na halos P40 milyon lamang at hindi tulad ng

akusasyon sa kanya ni Trillanes. Sinabi naman ni Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella na walang itinatago ang Pangulo.

Ilan beses na rin sinabi ni Duterte sa mga nagaakusa sa kanya na maglabas ng mga ebidensya at kung mayroong silang makita

na kahit isa ay agad rin itong magbibitiw sa puwesto. (Mindanao Examiner. May karagdagang ulat mula sa ABS-CBN.)

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DTI-ARMM opens applications for EU, British Council-funded social enterprise camp COTABATO CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-ARMM), in partnership with Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education Development (CSOSEED), is calling for applications for this year’s

‘Local Changes: A Social Enterprise Ideation Camp.’ The week-long camp, which will be held in Davao City from November 5-11, aims at gathering diverse individuals who would like to explore their creative side while offering space to exchange, foster, think, and collaborate about social innovations

through social enterprise. Through the camp, CSO-SEED hopes to encourage individuals to use social enterprise to create visions for a better, secure and more prosperous future. The camp is open to youth organizations, civil society organizations, cooperatives, community, or people’s organizations

NPA rebels urged to give up fighting, start new life

PAGADIAN CITY – The Philippine Army has urged communist insurgents to peacefully surrender at take advantage of the government’s amnesty offer and livelihood package for them to start a new life with their family. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his recent public speeches, even offered New People’s Army rebels their own houses and join the military as soldiers should they lay down their weapons and surrender to the government. Just recently, seven rebels have already surrendered to the army in the town of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay province, according to Major General Rolando Joselito Bautista, com-

mander of the 1st Infantry Division anf Joint Task Force ZamPeLan (Zamboanga Peninsula at Lanao). He identified those who yielded as Henry Bawan Becsala, Benbin Gumandag Mandaw, Mario Oksik Maghanaoy, Lauravel Obaran Niadas, Villa Neadas, Marcelino Gumangay Lavares and Joseph Gumangay Lavarez. They also handed over two AK-47 assault rifles and a .45caliber pistol to the 102nd Brigade which facilitated the surrender. “This recent surrender is a result of the combined intelligence and combat operations being launched by our troops on the ground to employ more pressure and compel the commu-

nist terrorists to lay down their arms.There is an ongoing facilitation on the resolution of two surrendered NPA members, and the CLIP benefits will be done after this will be resolved,” Bautista said, referring to Comprehensive Local Integration Program of the government. The NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front, has been fighting for many decades now in an effort to overthrow the democratic government and install a Maoist state in the country. Government peace talks with the rebels had failed and fighting continue in many areas in the country. (Mindanao Examiner)

seeking to deepen their social impact in a more sustainable manner through entrepreneurship. DTI-ARMM Secretary Atty. Anwar Malang said the camp is open to the youth and even to the elderly who are willing to learn through the project. They must submit a twominute video, which will explain the impact of their social enterprise idea to the

community. A seed funding of P100,000 and a one-year mentoring support will be given to each generated idea that best fit the contest’s criteria. Interested applicants may log on to www.britishcouncil.ph. And completed application forms should be emailed to changemaker@ britishcouncil.org.ph, or can be submitted through

the DTI-ARMM’s office at the ORG Compound in Cotabato City. Deadline for applications will be on October 21, 2017 and the announcement of the participants will be on October 26, 2017. CSO-SEED is a project financed by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the British Council. (Bureau of Public Information)


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TECH TIPS: 15 Android Features You’ve Never Heard Of AS SMARTPHONES are becoming more and more powerful, so are their features: checking out social media, sending emails and even taking calls! In all seriousness, though, there are secret features that you can take full advantage of on your Android smartphone. We've recently updated this list of handy tricks with how to access developer options, how to get your phone to read to you, and more! 1. Voice sear ch with the search scr een locked screen Few users know this trick: some Android smartphones let you voice search by saying “OK Google” even when the screen is off! Unfortunately, only mobiles with a voice detection system enabled are able to carry out this function. To find out if your phone is able to do this trick, go to Google Settings > Search and Google Now > Voice > OK Google detection > Always On. Remember that you have to train Google to recognize your voice (this option is on the same screen). Phones that don’t offer the ‘turned-off screen’ detection will have an option called “From any screen” instead of “Always On”. 2. R emotely tur n off and Remotely turn reset yyour our lost phone Losing your phone is bad enough, but it’s even worse when you think that a stranger may have access to all your personal information. Luckily, Google has an excellent feature called Android Device Manager which lets you keep control over your device if you misplace it. Android Device Manager does much more than just trace your phone: it allows you to call it, turn it off remotely or even reset it to the factory settings. Activate this feature by simply going to Settings > Security > Phone Management and access the site on your computer if you’ve lost your phone. 3. A ctiv ate yyour our o wn dar k Activ ctivate own dark theme Android Marshmallow abandoned the dark theme for now, but there’s still a way to create your own in-house dark theme. Simply go to Settings > Accessibility > Inverted Rendering to get the dark theme that you dreamed of. Screenshots won’t take the dark mode into account and it will affect the appearance of app icons. That said, the theme is great when it comes to readability, as it's perfect for reading at night or in bright light. 4. A ccess Chr ome tabs Access Chrome fr om other devices from devices.. If you use Chrome as a default browser (like most users do), did you know that you can also access your open Chrome tabs on other phones or tablets? As long as you’re connected to Chrome, when you open a new tab you’ll see the ‘recent tabs’ option at the bottom right of the screen. Tap on this to see all the open URLs on your other devices. 5. Leav e yyour our contact Leave details in case yyou ou lose your phone This is a precious tip for

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those who tend to lose their belongings (or leave their phone on a restaurant table or at a bar). If your phone is lost and you think that someone could pick it up, you can leave a message on your phone with your contact details. You have the same feature with the Android Device Manager if you’ve already lost your phone, but it’s a security measure that you should definitely set up. Go to Settings > Security > Lock screen message to add your contact details or instructions. Offering a reward to someone that finds your phone isn’t a bad idea either! 6. Documents scanner Once upon a time, at the dawn of the digital age, you had to invest in a huge scanner to make a digital copy. Today, your smartphone can function as a very versatile scanner in its own right. Even though the quality isn’t as good, the process is much more practical. If you want to use your mobile phone as a scanner, you have several options. You can simply take a photo of the document and save it as an image, or you can use Google Drive to convert it. There are also excellent apps for this, such as CamScanner or Evernote. 7. B ecome a Wi-F Become i-Fii hotspot Tethering is a feature that most of you will already know about, but you can also turn your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, and it has become much easier to do this since Lollipop and Marshmallow. The process turns your smartphone connection into aWi-Fi network that other devices can connect to. Go to Settings > More > Share connection and Mobile hotspot. There, you can set up the network name and the password to connect to it. However, be sure to keep an eye on your mobile data consumption. 8. C ompass and bar omCompass barometer Do you know the various sensors that your phone has? Not only does it know which direction is north or south, but you can also download an app like Smart Compass or AndroiTS Compass Free to turn your mobile into a compass.A lot of phones also have a barometer which turns your mobile into a portable weather station. Apps such as Barometer Altimeter DashClock and Barometer Monitor can help you to anticipate changes in atmospheric pressure. 9. B ar code scanner Bar arcode Let’s go back to your phone’s camera: you can easily turn it into a barcode scanner with apps such as Barcode Scanner. The app works with QR codes as well as barcodes, and there are a lot of other alternatives! Why would you want to scan barcodes? It all depends on the app that you use, but shopping is the main reason: if you see an item in a shop, you can compare the price online or order an item that is out of stock using the barcode. 10. F itness tr acker Fitness tracker Your smartphone has a lot of sensors. This means that you can trace your walking or running routes and

other activities without needing any other equipment strapped round your wrist or clipped onto your clothes. For starters, Google Fit is an obvious application for this purpose, but there are also many other apps for that will work on your mobile or your connected accessories. If you need additional information, apps such as Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor can measure your heart rate using your smartphone’s camera. 11. U nlock hidden feaUnlock tur es (D ev eloper O ptions) tures (Dev eveloper Options) Turning on the developer options sounds like a scary thing to do, but they're features your device has and you can use them whenever you want. Even if you don't think of yourself as a developer, anyone can use these hidden features to enable certain convenient tweaks. It's possible give the phone a new sense of speed by turning off animations, improve GPU performance in gaming, debug the USB connection and much more. The first step toward developer options heaven is to actually enable them. To do this, go to Settings > About phone, then scroll to build number and tap it seven times in a row. By doing so, you will be notified that you have become a developer (aw yeah). Now, return to the regular settings menu and scroll to the bottom. Just above "About phone" you will see Developer options. Time to enjoy your new-found powers. 12. Record an on-screen video We've been able to take screen recordings for years on Android, but surprisingly few people other than developers, YouTubers and the specialist press currently use this feature. It's a very simple way to show someone how to do something. There's nothing to enable, just install an app like AZ Screen Recorder and that's it. Even some devices like the Galaxy S8 with its Game Launcher bring this standard option for games. 13. S implify yyour our secur ity Simplify security Smart Lock is a feature that came with Android Lollipop and after 3 Android versions it's about time you got with the program. This under-used but handy feature allows you to lock your phone, or keep it unlocked, through very simple (and automatic) settings: Go to Settings > Security > Trusted Agents and enable the Smart Lock feature. Once activated, you can choose trusted devices (such as smartwatches or Bluetooth headsets), trusted sites (such as your home or office), trusted faces (facial unlocking), voice unlocking, or usage detection by the owner. 14. U se the Andr oid Use Android magnifier This is a simple but very useful feature found in the Android Accessibility Settings. Once enabled, a triple tap on the screen will allow you to zoom in anywhere on the Android system. Ideal for getting close up capture on apps to share photos or to

HEALTH: Sakit ng Ulo, Anong Dahilan? Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong ANG SAKIT sa ulo ang madalas ireklamo ng pasyente sa kanilang doktor. Ang iba ay natatakot na baka kung ano na ang masamang sanhi nito. Ngunit huwag mangamba, karamihan ng sakit ng ulo ay hindi delikado. Una, kung ang sakit ng ulo ay sumasabay sa pagbasa ng diyaryo o pagtrabaho sa harap ng computer, malamang may diprensya ang iyong mga mata. Magpagawa ng salamin at magpatingin sa optometrist o ophthalmologist. Pangalawa, kung labas pasok ka sa malamig at mainit na lugar, puwede din sumakit ang ulo. Hindi po ito masama. Naninibago lang ang mga ugat natin sa ulo dahil sa pagbabago ng panahon. Pangatlo, kung ang sakit ng ulo ay gumiginhawa sa pagmamasahe ni Misis,

Dr. Willie T. Ong malamang ay stress o tensyon lang iyan. Naninikip kasi ang mga masel (muscles) ng ulo natin kapag naii-stress. Ang ibig sabihin ay marami kang iniisip, maraming problema at kulang sa budget, kaya sasakit talaga ang ulo. Ang mga nabanggit ko na sanhi ng sakit ng ulo, mula sa mata, sa pagbago ng panahon at sa stress ay puwede nang hindi ipacheck sa doktor. Mas gentle sa sikmura ang paracetamol. Kailan dapat

kumonsulta sa doktor? Kapag matindi ang sakit ng ulo, kung may kasamang lagnat, pagsusuka o panghihina, isangguni na sa doktor. Kunin din ang blood pressure. Kapag mataas sa 140/90, posible din na altapresyon ang dahilan ng pagsakit ng ulo. Ang mga sakit na binabantayan ng doktor ay ang istrok at brain tumor. Ang sintomas nito ay ang panghihina o pamamanhid ng katawan. Ang migraine ay isa ding pangkaraniwang dahilan ng sakit ng ulo. Malalaman mo na migraine iyan dahil kalahati lang ng ulo ang sumasakit. Mefenamic acid o aspirin din ang gamot sa migraine. Ngayong alam mo na ang mga dahilan ng sakit ng ulo, makapagdedesisyon ka na ng tama kung kailangan magpacheck sa doktor. Good luck po!

RECIPE: BBQ Chicken Wrap

INGREDIENT S: INGREDIENTS:

– 2 (4 oz.) pieces boneless chicken breast – 1 teaspoon sea salt – ½ teaspoons vegetable oil – ½ cup BBQ sauce (homemade or store bought) – ½ cup sharp chaddar cheese

– 2 pieces large flour tortillas – Fresh vegetables – 2 cups chopped fresh romaine lettuce – ¼ cup chopped purple cabbage – ¾ cup chopped green cabbage – ¼ cup carrots, julienne

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Rub salt all over the chicken breasts. Let it stay for 10 minutes. 2) Coat the chicken with vegetable oil. 3) Heat-up the grill. Start to grill one side of the chicken for 3 minutes per side. 4) Baste BBQ sauce on each side of the chicken and continue to grill for another 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and let it cool down. 5) Slice the grilled chicken BBQ croswise into strips. Apply the remaining BBQ sauce on top. 6) Meanwhile, lay a piece of flour tortilla flat on a large plate. Arrange half of each fresh vegetables (see recipe above) over the tortilla. Top with cheese and slices of chicken from one breast. 7) Secure the contents by wrapping the tortilla all over it. Do this by folding a quarter of both sides (left and right) inwards. Roll the flour tortilla from bottom to top until the contents are secured. 8) Serve with your favorite dressing. 9) Share and enjoy! (http://www.panlasangpinoy.com) read snapshots you can't zoom in on. Triple tap and hold for a temporary zoom or triple tap to enter magnification mode and triple tap again to exit it. You will need to drag with two fingers to navigate in magnification mode. Simply go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Touch Zoom (or Settings > Accessibility > Magnification Gestures). 15. H av e yyour our phone rread ead Hav ave

to yyou ou Text-to-speech output is another handy little tool that makes hands-free interaction much simpler. I save tons of articles on my mobile phone to read offline, but I'm very busy and I don't always have time to sit down and read them. That's why I use the Text-to-Speech feature to tell me the stories while I'm cooking dinner or doing things around the house.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Text to speech output and make sure you have the language pack installed. You can also go to the settings for your text-to-speech engine and enable them to update new voice data. Are there any other Android secrets that you know about that we may have missed? Care to share them with us? (Angela Palmer, AndroidPIT)


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Cebu to host int'l routes forum in 2019 CEBU - Cebu province in central Philippines has been selected to host the 2019 edition of Routes Asia, the largest routes development forum in the region, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. It said that UBM World Routes Brand Director Steven Small confirmed the news at the sidelines of this year's World Routes 2017 Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Manila hosted the 2016 edition of Routes Asia, which brings together leading airlines, airports and their stakeholders to discuss air services to, from and within Asia. It was attended by 1,200 international and local delegates composed of airlines, airports, tourism authorities and aviation data providers. “We are very optimistic to witness the robust growth of Philippine avia-

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Cebu province to open alternative roads

CEBU CITY - The Greenway Link Project, which aims to provide alternative routes to the main arterial roads in the entire Cebu Island, was finally presented to the public at the provincial capitol. More importantly, the Greenway Link, a project of Governor Hilario Davide III, can be a passage to interior parts of Cebu in times of typhoons or calamities. Relief goods can be delivered to the affected areas easily through these alternate roads. "Only a few percentage of linear kilometers is needed for new road openings in order to con-

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nect the towns to this Greenway Link Project," said Provincial Engineer Hector Jamora who made the presentation recently. The routes are mostly existing local roads in the different municipalities that need to be improved in accordance to the desired concept of a complete street with wellpaved carriage way, wide lanes for both pedestrians and bikers and streetlights during night time. Another positive outcome of this project is that it will decongest traffic going to the municipalities, enhance accessibility for local tourism, and pilot a complete street that will promote the "Green

Growth" program in every towns and cities initiated by the provincial government. The project had been proposed to the provincial government after a study was conducted by the Metro Cebu Development Culminating Board. "The important assumption of this project is that it has accessible fund sources from the national government, availability of heavy equipment for road opening, and support from the public and private sectors in the locality," Jamora said. The start of the project and its budget will be announced by the governor. (Levirose Caballero)

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tion and tourism especially in Central Visayas with the huge opportunity that comes from hosting Routes Asia 2019 in Cebu,” Teo said in a statement. Teo further said that the DOT foresees significant gains similar to the results that arose from having the same forum in Manila last year Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Steve Dicdican, for his part, is hopeful that Cebu’s hosting of Routes Asia would “exceed expectations.” “We are extremely excited to host Routes Asia 2019 and we hope to exceed the expectations and give a record-breaking experience that will highlight the province’s charm and hospitality,” Dicdican said. Meanwhile, Teo said that a total of 482,196 additional international air seats will be brought in

from January to December 2017 as a result of the agency’s aggressive air talks and negotiations last year. Teo said that these air seats will come from Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, and foreign airlines China Eastern, Sichuan, Xiamen and Shenzhen. A partial report released by the DOT in Central Visayas showed that Cebu welcomed close to 1.5 million visitors from January and April 2017, an increase of 4.16 percent from 1.43 million visitors during the same four-month period in 2016. Cebu, with its flagship gateway Mactan-Cebu International Airport, is a major air hub with direct flights abroad and numerous connections to other major destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao. (Azer Parrocha)

COMELEC Voter's Instructions to be translated in 6 dialects THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS or COMELEC said it will provide local dialect translations of voter instructions in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls set on October 23. According to COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez, the poll body came up with the initiative through Minute Resolution No. 17-0503, in a bid to minimize probabilities of voter errors. "The purpose is to ensure that proper instructions to voters are given in major dialects, so as to minimize errors in filling out the ballots," he said.

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The voter instructions will be translated in Waray, Bicolano, Kapampangan, Bisaya, Ilokano, and Ilonggo. Dialects of Cebuano and Chavacano were also earlier considered, but eventually scrapped. "The Commission resolves to approve the translation of instructions in native dialects, which will be posted in all precincts nationwide in connection with the October 23 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE)," the Minute Resolution said. The order noted that translated instructions in all precincts nationwide must be printed on bond papers and must be posted or attached to the

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cover of the Ballot Secrecy Folder. For the sake of unifor mity, all local Election Officers shall use the template or design to be prepared by the COMELEC's Education and Information Department and make available for download at the commission's official website. He noted that not all dialects will be translated, par ticularly Mindanao dialects because the BSKE in Mindanao has been suspended. “In Luzon and Visayas, translations are available only for the most widely spoken dialects," Jimenez added. (Ferdinand Patinio)

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