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‘Siguro naman may nahimong kaayohan si Duterte’ by Jun Ledesma AMBOT OG UNSAON sa mga balasubas nga tigguba sa dungog ni Duterte kining mga labas pa kaayong mga katikaran. Ang Social Weather Station ningmantala sa survey nga gisakop ang tulo ka bulan ug nagpakita kini nga nasustinir ni Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte ang iyang grado nga “very

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sa China nga si Pres. Xi Jinping. Sa maong panagtagbo gianunsyo ni President Xi ang P3.8 Bilyon nga ayuda sa ekonomiya sa Pilipinas. Ting-init karong panahona alang sa mga desperado ug morag mga irong buang nga mga kalaban ug kritiko ni Continue on page 7

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A bakery has been ordered closed Tuesday after a big rat was seen inside its display cabinet in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. A customer took photographs of the filthy animal as it mingled with breads and uploaded the pictures in Facebook that immediately went viral. Continue on page 2

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Bangsamoro fighters patuloy sa atake!


A KABIL A ng pinaigting na mar tial law sa M indanao ay wala pa rrin in habas KABILA martial Mindanao sa atake ang B angsamor o IIslamic slamic F ighters (BIFF) at kaliwa Bangsamor angsamoro Frreedom F Fighters kaliwa’’tkanan ang opensiba nito laban sa militar sa magulong rrehiy ehiy on. ehiyon. Walang tigil ang Sultan Kudarat. At sa kabila ment ng militar sa bayan atake ng BIFF - na ng malakas na puwersa ng ng Shariff Saydona at Datu kaalyado ng Islamic State pamahalaan ay bigo Salibo at pinasabugan rin – sa mga detachments ng naman ito na mapigil ang ang labas lamang ng 6th militar sa lalawigan ng opensiba ng rebeldeng Infantry Division sa bayan Maguindanao sa Autono- grupo. ng Datu Odin Sinsuat – mous Region in Muslim Kamakailan lamang ay lahat ay sa magulong Mindanao, at sa North niratrat ng mga rebelde Maguindanao, at gayun rin Continue on page 2 Cotabato, gayun rin sa ang iba’t-ibang detach-

ARMM launches intervention program for ex-rebels ISABELA CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) launched the Program Against Violent Extremism (PAVE) in a fresh bid to combat terrorism and promote peace in five provinces under it. PAVE is the regional government’s first model program in providing various interventions to former Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members who surrendered to the government, and their families. It will also cater to returnees from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). ARMM Gover nor Mujiv Hataman said program is recognized by the National Peace

and Order Council (NPOC), and will officially be part of the national government’s reintegration program dubbed as CLIP or Comprehensive Local Integration Program aimed at achieving permanent and peaceful closure of all armed conflicts with rebel groups. He said the ARMM government is committed to do all the necessary measures to address violent extremism. The program’s core principles are to bridge social gaps, balance the military and non-military offensives, and attain justice. “Marami na tayong pinagdaanan pero walang sustainable na solution kaya inaasahan po natin na itong programa

ay magiging daan at simula ng permanenteng kapayapaan dito sa ARMM,” he said. Continue on page 5

Makikita sa larawan ang isang BIFF member. Patuloy ang BIFF sa atake sa Mindanao sa kabila ng pagkakailalim ng magulong rehiyon sa martial law. (Mark Navales)

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Abused Pinay worker in Saudi now recovering in hospital THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs said a Filipina domestic worker who was forced by her Saudi employer to drink household bleach is now out of danger, but doctors continue to monitor her frail condition. It said Agnes Mancilla has been moved from the intensive care unit to the regular ward and that Filipino nurses at the King Fahd Hospital in Jizan where the Filipina is confined have assured the Philippine Consul General to Jeddah Edgar

Badajos that they will take care of the woman until she has fully recovered. DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said Mancilla expressed her appreciation to Badajos and other officials at the Consulate General for the assistance extended to her. Badajos, who visited Mancilla recently, said both the woman’s hands were wrapped in abrasions resulting from her handling of chemical agents without using gloves. Mancilla said her female employer forced her to

drink the bleach after the Saudi woman got angry at her for failing to properly make tea. Badajos said preparations are being made to transfer Mancilla to a hospital in Jeddah where she can easily be provided with support by the Consulate General and her family when they arrive there soon. He is also meeting with authorities in Jizan to ensure that proper charges would be filed against Mancilla’s employer. ( Joyce Ann Rocamora)

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Sulu Governor Totoh Tan graces the 14th Annual General Assembly of the Sulu Provincial Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative held recently in Patikul town. Tan praises the civil employees for their dedication to work and at the same time urges them to continue serving the public with utmost sincerity.

Probe on SAF allowance, hazardous pay pushed

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson is seeking an investigation into the alleged illegal withholding of the release of about P59.8 million in daily subsistence allowance and hazardous pay for the members of the police Special Action Force (SAF). In Senate Resolution 712, which he filed recently, Lacson cited the need to seek a probe into the allegations as it threatens to demoralize SAF members who are the front-liners in the fight against terrorism and criminality. To strengthen the SAF, some 4,000 members who engage in life-threatening police operations are entitled to a daily additional subsistence allowance (ASA) of P30 a day and allocations for hazardous pay of members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Lacson, who was a former national police chief, noted that despite the release of the fund by the Department of Budget and Management and the receipt of the same by the SAF Financial Service, SAF members only got their share of ASA for January 2016 and January to July 2017.

When confronted with the issue on the non-release of ASA, then SAF commander Benjamin Lusad, and SAF budget officer Senior Superintendent Andre Dizon admitted they got the unreleased ASA and used the fund for operational expenses, fellowship, and training but did not have any proof of liquidation. Lacson said the unlawful withholding of these funds, if proven true, “constitutes a criminal or unlawful act and runs counter to the evident policy of President Rodrigo Duterte to increase the pay of military and uniformed personnel in order to repay them for their sacrifices.” “We cannot allow, yet again, another injustice to be committed against our heroes in uniform who are in the forefront of our fight against the ills of terrorism and criminality, lest we risk demoralization within their ranks,” Lacson said. Lacson’s Senate Resolution 712 also directs the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs to conduct an inquiry on the illegal withholding of the release of the allowances. It seeks to propose remedial legis-

lation “to correct the same and put a stop to this unlawful practice to the prejudice of the intended beneficiaries.” “There is a need to revisit existing laws and their implementation to ensure that the benefits granted by law to our police officers are indeed received by them, and to determine whether there is unlawful deprivation of their lawful right that requires the imposition of sanctions to the erring officials of the SAF,” Lacson said. His resolution comes on the heels of plunder and malversation raps filed by current and former SAF personnel against Lusad, Dizon, and police sergeants Maila Salazar Bustamante and James Rodrigo Irica of the SAF’s finance office before the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices. Prior to filing his resolution, Lacson said members of the SAF had approached him to air their grievances on the matter, furnishing his office a copy of their complaint affidavit and annexes filed before the Office of the Ombudsman. (Jose Cielito Reganit)

Bangsamoro fighters patuloy sa atake! Continued fr om page 1 from sa mga bayan ng Pikit at Midsayap sa North Cotabato. Sa kabila ng kaguluhan at walang humpay na operasyon naman ng militar laban sa BIFF ay patuloy rin na hinihimok ng militar ang mga rebelde na sumuko na lamang ng mapayapa at mamuhay kasama ang kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. Ilang ulit na rin sinabi

ni Major General Arnel dela Vega, commander ng 6th Infantry Division, na walang paroroonan ang pakikipaglaban ng BIFF dahil sa malaking suporta ng publiko sa pamahalaan. “We encourage other members of the BIFF as this is a good opportunity for them to live a better life and eyeopener that the soldiers will not hurt them,” ani Dela vega. Noong nakaraang

linggo lamang ay 4 na BIFF ang sumuko sa pamahalaan at maging mga armas nila ay ibinigay rin sa militar at kabilang dito ang isang anti-tank rocket launcher, dalawang automatic rifles at isang Garand rifle. Ang BIFF ay pinamumunan ng grupo nina Muhidden Animbang at Esmail Abdulmalik. (May ulat nina Moh Saaduddin at Rhoderick Beñez.)

Continued fr om page 1 from The local government ordered the temporary shutdown of D’ Master Bakery and sent a team of sanitary inspectors to the dirty shop. Health officials said the bakery owner has to undertake measures to insure cleanliness and comply with sanitary orders before the closure order can be lifted. The photos shared by Annuar Said on social network drew various comments. In his Facebook post, said wrote: “Dapat siguraduhin na malinis ang tinapay na kinakain natin. Sa tingin niyo malinis ba ito? Kayo na ang humusga.”

One of those who saw the pictures, Hailzi Crawley, commented: “Yoko ng kumain nyan! Eeeeewwww!” Another commenter, Kuyakoi Sapling , likened the rodent to the character of Remy, the rat in the 2007 animated movie “Ratatouille” where the animal played by Patton Oswalt, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. In the movie, he would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight, so when he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris’ finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to

realize his dream. Sapling wrote: “Alam nyo ba na ang taga timpla at taga gawa ng tinapay ay ang daga na yan. Wag muna natin husgahan, dahil alam nyo ba na ini-inspect lang ng Master’s Daga ang lasa ng bagong tinapay recipe nya. Alam nyo ba na imbento ko lang ang nalalaman kong ito,” and went on to post a movie poster of Ratatouille in the comment box. It was unknown whether the local government would impose a fine on the bakery owner. The bakery is popular with its freshly-baked Pan de Mongo and Pan de Coco. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Malacañang objects Facebook deal with Rappler, Vera Files

MALACAÑANG expressed its opposition against Facebook's partnership with Rappler and Vera Files to check facts on the social media site to prevent the spread of fake news in the Philippines. “I commiserate with those who object to the selection of Rappler and Vera files because they know, we know, where they stand on the political spectrum. I would say that the efforts of Facebook to counter fake news are the solution and not legislation. However, there are those who are complaining that the chosen police of the truth, so

to speak, are sometimes partisan themselves and of course, this is the problem with truth that can be subjective depending on your political perspective,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said. Several Duterte supporters, who have tagged Rappler as “yellow” or part of the Liberal Party and reported fake news about the President to taint his reputation, have shifted to Russian-based social media platform VKontakte (VK) after Facebook announced its fact-checking initiative. They also opposed the

fact-checking partnership since Rappler allegedly violated the constitutional restriction on foreign ownership on mass media.Since the partnership was announced, Facebook has started blocking websites that have supposedly been publishing fake news articles defending Duterte from critics. Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation executive Jimmy Bondoc, on his official Facebook account, threatened to start a nationwide petition to delete Facebook and move to an-

other social media website. Bondoc’s post has been deleted but screen shots were shared online. “I will personally commence a nationwide petition to delete Facebook. I also assure you that I will be supported strongly,” Bondoc, an acoustic guitar player and singer, said. Paula Knack, sister of the late Senator Miriam Santiago, also urged Duterte supporters to move to VK to bring their defense of the President and the Philippines to the international audience. “Do not let yellows censor or fact-check you. Let’s leave them to talk to themselves and get votes. We will tell the world what is truth in another platform this time, in Europe,” Knack said. Roque, however, said that Duterte supporters should make known to Facebook their displeasure

over the fact-checking partnership. “It’s the free marketplace of ideas. My advice is for the Facebook users to make their wishes known to Facebook and of course the possibility of shifting is always there,” he said. He also pointed out that there have also been calls to delete Facebook after it was involved in a data mining scandal where personal information of more than a million Filipino users may have been shared without their consent. “There’s a worldwide movement to delete Facebook not just because of their moves in the Philippines but because also of privacy concerns,” Roque said. The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), for its part, lauded Facebook’s factchecking initiative, but protested the choice of

fact-checkers, referring to Rappler and Vera Files. “We give our all-out support to them in their efforts to combat the creation and spread of false news that have poisoned our shared space and dumbed down, if not encouraged, vicious discourse in our online community -- and that has served no one in any good way,” PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy said. “We would also like to register our protest at the choice of fact-checkers by Facebook and this will be on the agenda when we finally get to sit with them soon,” she added, however, Badoy said that efforts are underway for both the PCOO and Facebook to discuss and hopefully, reach agreements on the responsible use of social media. (Azer Parrocha. With reports from Elijah Mendoza.)

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‘Destroy ships carrying smuggled goods’ ZAMBOANGA CITY - A Filipino senator has proposed that every ship caught smuggling cargo into the Philippines suffer the fate of destruction as calls for tougher measures against smuggling intensified following the seizure of a Mongolian-flagged ship caught smuggling over 1300 tons of rice in Zamboanga Sibugay province recently. The proposal was made by Senator Ralph Recto, who is also Senate President Pro Tempore, and he said that if smuggled goods like luxury cars are being destroyed by the government with much hoopla, then the same should also be done to ships that transport contraband from abroad. Recto was referring to the cargo ship Diamond 8

which was seized by the navy off Olutanga town after soldiers discovered the contraband. The navy also held 11 Bangladeshi and four Chinese sailors, including dozens of Filipinos for smuggling some 27,000 bags of rice while at sea. Officials said two smaller boats “Yssa Maine” and “Yousra” which were hauling bags of rice managed to escape and were being tracked down by the navy. Among those being held is the ship’s captain, Lin Yang Yin, who failed to show legal documents for the contraband, according to Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the naval forces in the region. He said the ship was carrying 27,180 bags of rice

worth nearly P68 million. Medina said they radioed the ship after it was spotted off Olutanga, but it did not respond, forcing the navy to send patrol ships for fear that the vessel was under attack or being harassed by pirates. But soldiers were shocked to discover the ship was loaded with 1,359 tons of rice and immediately seized the vessel. He said there were 34 undocumented Filipinos – some of them are minors – and 17 others whose identities remain unknown. Medina said the navy already informed and coordinated with the Bureau of Customs, Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Immigration, the Criminal Investigation and Detec-

tion Group and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Medina said the ship was brought to the headquarters of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga City where authorities are investigating those apprehended. “The successful foiling of the illegal transport of smuggled tons of rice is a result of an intensified and focused maritime patrol and operation of the Philippine Navy. With this, the Philippine Navy through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao will continue to conduct constant monitoring and patrolling to deter any unlawful activities in its area of operation for a secured maritime environment,” he said. It was not immediately known where the rice originated or who was behind it or its receiver in the province. Most of the smuggled rice that is now flooding the market in the region comes

from Malaysia. “Ships that wittingly carry smuggled goods, such as rice, in large quantities should be seized and confiscated, and if allowed by law, destroyed, sank, be made into artificial reefs. That would be the strongest deterrent to the illegal importation of farm products, which harm the livelihood of millions of farmers,” Recto said. Agriculture watchdog Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura said that about P200 billion in farm products were smuggled into the country in the last five years causing government to lose some P80 billion in revenues. On the other hand, smuggled oil deprived government of about P27 billion in taxes and duties in 2016, according to an estimate by the Department of Finance. But Recto clarified that he was not proposing that every ship caught smug-

gling cargo be destroyed, but only those that were contracted to transport only one kind of smuggled item, whose nature as contraband, is known to the crew. “If the carrier has good faith and was also fooled, they should not be punished. But if the ship is in conspiracy with the shipper, and participates in its clandestine unloading, and navigates in a manner that eludes detection, then the ship is an active participant in a crime,” he said, adding, the forfeiture of vessels are allowed under Philippine law, citing Section 1113 (a) of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, adding that if confiscated ships are not allowed to be destroyed, then they can still be repurposed and used as a training ship, a carrier of relief goods to calamity areas or a research ship. (Jose Cielito Reganit. With a report from the Mindanao Examiner.)


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Internal cleansing tops agenda of new PNP chief NEW POLICE Director General Oscar Albayalde said discipline within the ranks and weeding out scalawags and misfits in the Philippine National Police will be the hallmark of his stint as the country's top cop and vowing that he is committed to continue a policy of internal cleansing as well as to professionalize all policemen. He also stressed the significance of the Police Officer’s Pledge and encouraged the whole police force to live with it.”Hindi ako strict. I just follow the rules and regulations. Sa mga sumama ang loob dahil sa ating pagdidisiplina, mas masama ang loob ng PNP sa inyo dahil pinapahiya ninyo ang buong PNP. This has to stop,”Albayalde said stressing that he is not out to humiliate any police officer, but his way of stripping the bad attitudes and attributes. Albayalde also congratulated his present unit, the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) in becoming the showcase of the PNP and thanked the Team NCRPO

New National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde (left), and retired Director General Ronald dela Rosa. (PNP Photo) for its significant contributions to the PNP's accomplishments. He emphasized that he will not create a new policy and will instead give recognition to those who will

perform well their duties but will be merciless to those who will commit offenses for personal gain. Albayalde replaced Ronald dela Rosa who retired last week. (Benjamin Pulta)

ARMM launches intervention program for ex-rebels

Duterte tells government workers to ‘resist temptations' PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte has called on government workers to resist any temptation that would taint their honor and reputation as he announced the sacking of another set of high officials. “Remember, you are pledging your commitment to the ethical and honorable behavior as government officials. You are committing to do something that is larger than yourselves,” Duterte said during his recent speech on the mass oathtaking of newly-appointed government officials. Without dropping names, Duterte said he had fired government officials, some of whom had convinced him to run in 2016 polls. “I’m very sad to inform you that I fired another set of high officials. These were the guys who went back and forth to Davao to convince me to run,” he

President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo by Michael Rey Baniquet) said. Duterte said he is keeping his election promise to fight graft and corruption. “As much as possible, I don’t want to lose trust to my friends or acquaintance. I hate it because I know you, they mean well. But along the way, may papasok talaga ng kalokohan,” he said, reminding new officials of their pledge to embody “the highest standard of inclusiveness, openness

and impartiality in our respective offices.” “Your presence here is a testament to this administration’s obligation to champion integrity, accountability and transparency in our institutions,” Duterte said while expressing his gratitude to the new officials for accepting the exciting challenges of public service at the crucial moment of the country’s history. “The Philippines has been beset by challenges, but what makes our country incredible is its capacity to overcome these and emerge stronger than before,” Duterte said. “Therefore, it is important that you remain steadfast in finding better ways to ser ve the people to the best of your abilities. Let us therefore motivate all of you and to all our citizens and contr ibute to sustainable development and lasting peace.” ( Jelly Musico)

Continued fr om page 1 from Hataman said after processing procedures by the local government unit and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the surrendering Abu Sayyaf members will be endorsed to the ARMM government for psychosocial, economic, educational and spiritual interventions. “And we will allow them to live as normal and productive citizens in their communities, and they will be the advocates for peace against violent extremism,” he said, adding that the cycle of violence must end. The program seeks to prevent returnees from going back, provide an opportunity to start anew, encourage more ASGs to surrender, provide an avenue for healing, and increase grassroots support to countering violent extremism. “Ang pinaka-goal naman talaga ng programang ito ay sumuko na lahat ng mga Abu Sayyaf, at naway dumating ang araw na wala ng mga rebelde sa buong rehiyon,” Hatama said. The returnees will automatically be the recipients of the regional government’s banner programs – ARMM’s Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance, and Synergy and ARMM’s Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development with Growth and Equity. “We made sure na lahat ng mga sumukong Abu Sayyaf na may mga pending cases ay hindi magiging benepisyaryo ng programang ito,” Hataman said. Returnee Wiril Muril said: “Dati ang daming pangako sa amin, dati puro salita lang pero ngayon

ramdam na mas magandang mabuhay nang payapa at mas nararamdaman na namin na handang tumulong ang gobyerno sa amin.” Army Colonel Juvymax Uy, commander of the 104th Brigade based here, said Basilan will be “the model of the program that will help solve violent extremism in Mindanao.” PAVE will also be launched in the provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. There are 139 ASG returnees in Basilan; 61 in Sulu; and 23 in Tawi-Tawi. Four BIFF members also surrendered in the province of Maguindanao. Lanao del Sur is also part of the ARMM. The regional government has called on members of the rebel groups to peacefully surrender and take advantage of the government’s offer for them to start a new life. Child soldier bikes to new life Tarik happily rode a bicycle during the launching of the PAVE. He was given a bicycle after he and 138 other Abu Sayyaf members attended the event at the headquarters of the Army’s 4th Special Forces Battalion. Tarik is only 10 years old. The youngest among eight siblings, Tarik said all of them were members of the ASG. Three of his siblings were killed while fighting government forces, two (including him) surrendered, while the rest are still in hiding. He said his parents were killed by government forces. “Maliit pa ako non. Dumedede pa ako noon kaya hindi ko maalala,” he said. According to his grandfather, the boy’s pregnant

mother had just taken a bath when shot. “Kakatapos lang niyang maligo, bigla siyang binaril. Napagkamalan silang members ng Abu Sayyaf”, he said. He and his siblings joined the ASG last year, when his grandmother passed away due to illness. He said they agreed to join the group because they were promised free food. Tarik, on the other hand, found a chance to avenge the death of his parents. “Galit ako sa gobyerno kasi sila ang pumatay sa mga magulang ko,” he said. Reminiscing the past, Tarik said life as a bandit was hard which prompted him to join his leader when they surrendered to the government last year. “Sayol (vegetables) at dried fish palagi ang pagkain namin doon sa bundok,” he said. Hataman said Tarik and others now have a chance to new life. “Iba’t ibang dahilan ang kanilang pagsama sa Abu Sayyaf. Dahil iba’t ibang dahilan ang kanilang pagsama, gumawa din tayo ng iba’t ibang programa at alituntunin ang dapat iakay sa kanila. Ito ay oportunidad para sa bagong buhay,” he said. Tarik now believes in peace. He also believes that children should enjoy the company of other children and play freely—without the fear of being killed. Hataman said Tarik can go back to school with the help of PAVE. Tarik, however, could still not say what his dreams are. All he knows is that he will no longer have to be in hiding. He said he wants to pursue Islamic Studies. (Bureau of Public Information)


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‘Siguro naman may nahimong kaayohan si Duterte’ by Jun Ledesma Continued fr om page 1 from Presidente Duterte sa politika. Bisa’g unsaon, bisa’g balibalihon pa og tan-aw. Ang ilang batabata nga si VP Leni Robredo ning-adto sa Europa aron sa pagdeliber og usa ka diskurso ngadto sa mga nag-eskwela sa London School of Economics and Politics. Ang iyang tema mao ang pag-alibyo sa kawad-on ug ang papel sa mga politico sa ekonomikanhon nga kalamboan. Nasubo ko alang sa maong institusyon. Kun kinsa man ang nagkumbinsi nila nga eksperto si Robredo niining maong tema mas buang pa sa lubing way unod. Wa ko makaminos sa Bise Presidente apan angay unta niyang gibalibaran sa matinahuron nga pamaagi ang imbitasyon tungod kay wa gyuy usa ka tema didto nga maingon nato nga aduna siya’y kahanas. Sa laing bahin, ninglampos hinoon siya sa pagpa kodak kodak ug ning-uli nga nagdala og orig nga bag nga gikan jud sa nagdesinyo, sumala pa sa usa ka komentarista sa Facebook. Kun atong itandi, duol ra ang giadto ni Duterte sa China, aron sa pagdeliber og pinakamubo gyud nga diskurso (walo ka minutos) basi sa iyang naandan ug ningsungkit kini og P3.8 Bilyon nga tabang pinansyal, lahi nga package o tinibo nga mga puhunan nga tumong ang pagpausbaw sa kapasidad sa TV ug radio broadcasting network, ug mga panaad sa mga mamumuhunan nga mobun-ag og di mominos $9 Bilyones dolyares nga puhunan. Bisa’g unsaon og tan-


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aw kining maong mga katikaran, mosangko gihapon sa konklusyon nga anaay kauswagon, himsog nga political ug ekonomikanhon nga relasyon tali sa Pilipinas ug China. Ang mga kalangas, kasamok ug kuskos balungos nga gimugna sa ning-aging administrasyon bahin sa isyu sa kasadpan nga kadagatan sa Pilipinas ang ehemplo kun unsaon ang pabilo sa panagbingkil pwedeng maresolba ug mausab padulong sa panagkumboya ug paghimo og mga linangkob nga mga proyekto ug programa nga mohatag og benepisyo sa duha ka nasud. Angay nga mohatag ni kang Robredo og pagtulun-an bahin sa papel sa politiko sa ekonomiya. Apan ang dako gyud nga pampahupay sa kasingkasing ni Presidente Duterte mao ang mahinungdanon ug makahuluganon nga resulta sa SWS survey. Ang nag-unang tulo ka hut-ong (ABC) sa ekonomiya ug katilingban ninghatag kaniya og “ver y good” nga grado samtang ang nahatungang hut-ong o middle class ug apil na ang masa nagpabilin nga lig-on ug hugot nga nagasuporta sa iyaha nga sa akong tan-aw mao ang pinaka importanteng datos sa maong survey. Ang mga hut-ong nga nahimutang sa ubos nga ang-ang sa ekonomiya ug katilingban ninghatag kaniya og gradong 35% sa Septyembre, ningbali ug ninghatag kaniya og makabungog nga gradong 65% sa Disyembre. Ningkibra hinoon ni sa bulan sa Marso ngadto sa 48% na lang apan kini nga grado

“good” o maayo gihapon. Mas madasigon pa gyud ang hut-ong sa mga e s t u d y a n t e n g mogradwar ug gibaliwala nila ang grupo sa mga estudyante nga nagpahimulos sa scholarship sa Philippine University Campus. Kun makamao ning mga bataa sa ilang statistics, 48 sa Septyembre, 69 sa Disyembre ug 48 sa M a r s o , makapamalandong kini sila bahin sa ilang pagpakig-alyansa sa mga makakaliwa ug sa oposisyon sa politika. Ang Mindanao ninghatag kang Duterte og ekselente nga grado. Wala ko kahibalo og asa iplastar ang kritisismo sa oposisyon ug kritiko nga ang Mindanao kuno usa ka lugar nga ang pagpamugos ug p a g p a n u m p o nagadominar tungod kuno sa pagdeklarar sa Martial Law sa Mindanao. Kun unsa may balor niini, tungod kay ang Pilipinas ning-atras na man sa iyang pagkamiyembro sa International Criminal Court, kining dili kaduhaduhaan nga datos ang angay nga motubag sa pagpakilantugi sa nagabuwang baba sa oposisyong sa politika ug sa kataw-anan nga alyansa sa sektor sa mga relihiyoso ug sa CPP/NPA nga ilang gimontar kontra kang Presidente Duterte. Pwede silang magyagaw apan klaro kaayo nga way maminaw kanila, gawas sa ila ra sab nga han-ay. Paminaw na lang mo sa awit nga Iningles nga nag-ingon nga: “(Duterte) must have done something good”. Sa laktod nga pagkasulti, siguro naman may nahimong kaayohan si Duterte.

HEALTH: Mga Sakit na Uso sa Tag-Init Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong MAYROONG mga sakit na madalas nakikita kapag mainit ang panahon. Nagbabala na ang DOH laban sa 6 na sakit na naguumpisa sa “S”. 1. Sore eyes – Mabilis makahawa ang sore eyes, isang sakit mula sa bacteria o virus. Ang sintomas ng may sore eyes ay mapulang mata, makati at parang may buhangin ang mata. Maghugas palagi ng kamay. Huwag munang pumasok sa trabaho o eskwelahan ng isang linggo para hindi makahawa ng iba. Kumunsulta sa doktor para mabigyan ng antibiotic eye drops na siyang lunas sa sore eyes. 2. Sunburn at heat stroke – Para makaiwas sa sunburn at heat stroke, umiwas sa sikat ng araw mula 10 ng umaga hanggang 4 ng hapon. Manatili sa loob ng bahay o sa ilalim ng puno. Maglagay ng sunblock na may SPF 15 o 30 para protektado ang iyong balat. Para makaiwas sa heat stroke, uminom din ng 8 hanggang 12 basong tubig bawat araw. Magpalamig sa loob ng bahay o mall para hindi mahirapan ang

Dr. Willie T. Ong iyong katawan. 3. Sipon at ubo – Ang panlaban sa sipon at ubo ay ang malusog na katawan. Kumain ng masustansya at matulog ng sapat. Maghugas din palagi ng kamay. Sa mga edad 50 pataas, puwede kayong magpa-bakuna ng flu vaccine (para iwas trangkaso). Sa mga edad 60 pataas, puwedeng magpabakuna ng pneumonia vaccine (para sa pulmonya). Kumonsulta sa inyong doktor. 4. Suka at tae – Kapag mainit ang panahon, madaling mapanis ang mga pagkain. Ingatan na ligtas ang inyong kinakain. Kung nagbabaon kayo, piliin ang tuyong pagkain, tulad ng pritong isda o manok. Huwag nang magbaon ng

pagkaing may sarsa, keso, mayonnaise at gata, dahil madali itong mapanis. Pagkaraan ng 2 o 3 oras, itago na ang pagkain sa loob ng refrigerator. Magingat din sa mga pagkaing nabibili sa kalye dahil hindi natin masisiguro ang kalinisan nito. 5. Sakit sa balat – May mga pangkaraniwang sakit sa balat tulad ng pigsa at alipunga. Ang pigsa ay isang bacterial infection mula sa maruming paligid. Uso ito sa mga bilangguan at squatter areas kung saan tabi-tabi ang mga nakatira. Puwede rin makakuha ng alipunga sa paliligo sa ma-ruming tubig at pampublikong paliguan. 6. Sakmal ng aso – Ang kagat ng aso at pusa ay puwede magdulot ng rabies. Para maiwasan ito, sigura-duhing napabakunahan ang aso bawat taon. Kung nakagat ka ng aso, magtungo agad sa ospital para mabigyan ka ng bakuna laban sa rabies. Maraming bata ang nakakagat ng aso kapag summer. Wala pasok sa school at naglalaro ang mga bata sa labas ng bahay.

RECIPE: Puchero Bulalo


– 2 lbs. bulalo (beef shank) – 1 large baking potato, cubed – 2 ripe saba bananas, sliced – 14 ounces garbanzos – 2 ½ cups beef broth – 8 oz. tomato sauce – 15 pieces long green beans – 1 Chinese sausage, sliced

– 1 medium ripe tomato, cubed – 1 medium yellow onion, chopped – 5 cloves garlic, crushed – ½ head medium cabbage, wedged – 1 bunch baby bok choy – 2 tablespoons fish sauce – ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – 3 tablespoons cooking oil


A man pours unleaded gasoline to a car in Maguindanao. The lack of gasoline stations in the restive province has become a lucrative business for traders who illegally sell fuels to travelers. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

1) Heat a cooking pot or pressure cooker. Once hot, sear one side of the beef shank for 2 minutes. Turn it over to sear the other side for another 2 minutes.Remove the beef shank and set aside. 2) Pour oil into the pressure cooker. Saute onion, garlic, and tomato. 3) Add Chinese sausage or chorizo de bilbao. Saute for 2 minutes. 4) Add the seared bulalo back into the pressure cooker.


5) Pour tomato sauce and beef broth. Let boil. Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 20 to 30 minutes. 6) Let the pressure out of the pressure cooker and then remove the cover. 7) Add the saba banana, garbanzos, and potato. Continue to cook for 5 to 8 minutes. (


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After Boracay, DENR sets eye on Cebu, Bohol resorts THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will keep resorts in other tourist destinations, particularly in Cebu and Bohol, on the radar following the closure of Boracay, according to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque. Roque made this remark following reports by DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) that Mactan Island in Cebu and Panglao Island in Bohol were said to be unsafe for swimming and water sports due to high coliform levels found in seawater which exceeded standard. “I am almost certain that the DENR will also ensure that all the resorts are in compliance particularly with the rule that they should have their own waste water treatment facility. Otherwise, they

should be attached to a sewerage system that has a water treatment facility,” Roque said. But Roque was quick to say that Panglao is unlikely to experience the same fate as Boracay since it has its own waste water treatment facility. “Ang Panglao po, ang mabuting balita diyan, iyong waste water treatment nasa ilalim mismo ng bagong airport,” he said, referring to the Panglao Island International Airport. “Hindi po magiging problema itong sa Panglao as soon as it is operational. But it’s already in place and it’s right under the new international airport of Panglao. So I think, the prospects for Panglao are rather good,” he said. Roque, however, said that he was not aware of a centralized water treatment facility in Mactan. Despite the six-month

closure of tourist-raking Boracay, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is optimistic that the country could still meet the 7.4 million international tourist arrivals goal for this year. “The target will still be the same.We will meet the target, we will work on it,” Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said. Teo said that while Boracay is the first destination that comes into mind when talking about Philippine tourism, its temporary closure does not mean an end to the tourism industry. She said they will continue to push for new and underrated destinations in the country and to further promote farm and faith tourism sectors. Aside from Cebu, Bohol and Palawan other beaches in Siargao, Samal and Pagudpud are also being considered as alternative beach destinations. (Azer Parrocha)

City council approves curfew for minors in Bogo

CEBU CITY - The City Council of Bogo has approved a proposed law that would impose curfew hours to keep minors safe and address the problem in juvenile crimes. Ordinance No. 0062017 prohibits individuals aged 17 and younger from staying outside their domicile during the curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Exceptions, however, are given to minors who are accompanied by a parent or guardian and those who

are out for educational and church activities provided they can present certification from the school and the religious organization they are affiliated with. Under the ordinance, violators shall be subjected to the following fines and sanctions: First offense: Parents or guardians will be given a warning and will undergo counselling for at least one hour. Second offense: Parents or guardians shall pay P2,000 or render 16 hours of com-

munity service. And for the Third offense: Parents or guardians shall pay P5,000 and will be required to report to the City Social Welfare and Development Office. The City Council also approved Ordinance No. 014-2017 which regulates the use of plastic bags as secondary packing material and declaring “Green Days” in the city. Once approved by the mayor, it will be implemented every Thursday. (Luel Galarpe)

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