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The Mindanao Examiner

Jan. 8-14, 2018

ARMM hires 192 teachers in Sulu province SULU – The Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) hired 192 public school teachers in Sulu province. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman signed the appointment papers and deployment orders of the teachers who will be sent to different public elementary and secondary schools in the province. Gov. Hataman was assisted by Dr. Tim UndainSanchez, Sulu schools division superintendent. The teachers were hired January 4 after undergoing a screening process that included validation of their credentials, a comprehensive examination, a teaching demonstration, and a panel interview that guaranteed only good quality teachers

were hired. “Definitely hindi ko kayo kilala. Na-appoint kayo dahil competent kayo, hindi dahil may kumausap sa akin at may ‘malakas’ sa akin,” Gov. Hataman said, adding, the applicants were assessed on equal footing to eliminate nepotism and so-called patronage system that reportedly beset the DepEdARMM’s hiring of new teachers in previous years. Gov. Hataman challenged the newly hired teachers to help improve the status of basic education in the region by giving their full commitment to teaching and in nurturing the holistic development of students. “Kung hindi nag-improve ‘yung quality ng education sa schools kung saan kayo na-deploy, ibig sabihin mali

na na-appoint kayo,” Gov. Hataman said. A special body from the regional government was also created to monitor the teachers’ timely reporting to their assigned schools and their compliance with the terms of their deployment. Presently, there are more than 500 public elementary and secondary schools in Sulu. The ARMM is composed of nine divisions that include Maguindanao I and II, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur I and II, Lamitan City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Gov. Hataman also addressed several issues and concerns of hundreds of teacher applicants during a short forum held here. (Bureau of Public Information)

OFW killed in Zamboanga City ZAMBOANGA CITY – A Filipino overseas worker who came home for a vacation was killed in a gun attack in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said. Police said the 30-year old Sadikal Apostol was heading home in Santa Catalina village when a lone gunman shot him along Martha Drive. The assailant

escaped on a motorcycle after the shooting. Apostol was shot in the body and face and died instantly from the attack. The motive of the killing is still unknown, but police said the attacker was waiting for Apostol and even called his name before shooting him dead. The man was also

brought to the hospital, but doctors said Apostol had been dead already when he arrived. Police said Apostol was shot with a .45-caliber pistol. No individual claimed responsibility for the murder. Gun attacks are not uncommon in Zamboanga where hired killers actively operate. (Mindanao Examiner)

4 injured in Maguindanao ambush COTABATO CITY – Four people were injured when unidentified gunmen ambushed a truck carrying picnickers in the troubled province of Maguindanao in southern Philippines, police said. Police said the truck was carrying over 2 dozen people and heading to Digos City in Davao del Sur province when ambushed in the town of Pagalungan.

The victims came from North Cotabato’s Midsayap town and among the wounded was a nine-year child and the driver, Jully Pacquira, 31. Two others wounded in the attack have been identified as Roland Custodio, 30, and Carol Samaranos, 29. Police said the driver did not stop even though he was shot and drove until they reached the safe zone and

sought help from authorities. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the ambush, but the province is known lair of rebel groups. Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu did not give any statement on the attack or the violence in Maguindanao, one of 5 provinces under the Muslim autonomous region. (Rhoderick Beñez)

South Cotabato investments reach P56-M Continued fr om page 1 from She said project-lead Polo Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative presently sells its produce to San Miguel Corporation through a marketing arrangement. “The implemented projects have already changed the lives of many beneficiaries, especially the poor farmers,” Tanseco said. The other approved subprojects in the province are the P17 million “Enhancement of Production and Marketing of Dried Green Coffee Beans” in Tupi town and the P17.9 million “Integrated Cacao Production, Processing and Marketing of Fermented Cacao Beans” venture in two cluster areas

in the area. Cluster members of the coffee project received last month an initial P1.3 million in support grant through its lead proponent Tupi Coffee Growers’ Association, Inc. The provincial government, through Gov. Daisy AvanceFuenntes, earlier signed implementation management agreement with the Department of Agriculture in Region 12 for the rollout of the cacao project. The sub-project mainly aims to increase farmers’ productivity and income by producing cacao beans and expanding cacao production in the province. Six cooperatives in two cluster areas will lead the project’s implementation in the mu-

nicipalities of Tampakan, Tupi and Polomolok. These are the Cacao Coffee Growers Association, Lambayong Diversified Farmers Cooperative and Palo 19 Farmers Association in the upper valley cluster, and the Tibud Sa Katibawasan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Glamang Small Coconut Farmers Association and Tupi Banana Growers Association in the lower valley cluster. The local government is currently waiting for the approval of its proposed P30-million “Dairy Production, Processing and Marketing” sub-project that will benefit local livestock farmers. (Hydee Templonuevo)

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Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Jan. 8-14, 2018  

Jan. 8-14, 2018

Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Jan. 8-14, 2018  

Jan. 8-14, 2018

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