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UK alarmed over abduction of British man, wife in Zambo town PAGADIAN CITY – The British Embassy in Manila has expressed concern over the safety of a British citizen who was abducted along with his Filipina wife in the southern town of Tukuran, about 19 kilometers from here. Police said Allan Arthur Hyrons, 70, and Welma Paglinawan Hyrons were seized by 6

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armed men on the night of October 4 shortly after the couple arrived at their resort in Alindahaw village. The embassy appealed to the Philippine media to “possibly refrain from posting or take down any news coverage related to this as it could possibly jeopardise the welfare of those involved.”

A photo of Allan Arthur Hyrons and wife Welma Paglinawan Hyrons shared by Lomo Shy, who works for the couple’s Hyrons College.

Police have released several pictures of men tagged as “persons of interest” in the abduction of the couple. “A facial composite of one of the persons of interest in the Hyrons abduction has been released along with the CCTV footage of another person of interest,” said Major Helen Galvez, a regional police spokeswoman.

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The abductors dragged away the victims to the sea where a motorized boat was waiting and then escaped under cover of darkness, according to Galvez. She said two of the suspects even rented a cottage and waited for the victims. “We are exhausting all resources, Continue on page 3

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Popularidad ni Duterte bumagsak! ‘Ngunit tiwala ng publiko sa Pangulo, malaki pa rin’


AVAO CITY – Bumagsak ang satisfaction rating ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa huling survey ng Social Weather Stations (SWS). Continue on page 3

Embattled PNP Chief Albayalde leaves fate to Duterte

Police Director General Oscar Albayalde in a photo from his Facebook page.

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Malaysia rejects ransom demand for 3 kidnapped Indon fishermen MALAYSIA HAS REJECTED ransom demanded by kidnappers of three Indonesian fishermen who were seized by masked gunmen off Sabah. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the kidnappers were demanding ransom for the safe release of Samiun Maniu, 27; Maharudin Lunani,

48; and Muhammas Farhan, 27, who were kidnapped near Tambisan Island off Lahad Datu town on September 23. But Mamah said they will not entertain the ransom demand. “We will not entertain the demands,” the Free Malaysia Today news site quoted Mamah as saying. Mamah said all the

families of the hostages received phone calls from the kidnappers who were demanding huge ransom. “We are working with our counterparts in the Philippines to trace the victims who are believed to be on one of the Tawi-Tawi islands,” he said, referring to the Filipino province in the Muslim autonomous region in

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah. (Free Malaysia Today)

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police about the ransom demand. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping,

but Malaysian authorities suspect the pro-ISIS Abu Sayyaf group was behind it. (Mindanao Examiner)

Embattled PNP Chief Albayalde leaves fate to Duterte From page 1 EMBATTLED NATIONAL POLICE Chief Oscar Albayalde, who was accused of recycling confiscated meth six years ago, said he will not step down from his post as he strongly denied all allegations against him by former police officials. “I leave my fate to the decision of the President,” said Albayalde, who is set to retire next month. Former police officer and now Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and retired police officer Rudy Lacadin were among those who implicated Albayalde during a senate investigation into the involvement of policemen in recycling of meth confiscated from drug lords. ““I question the timing of this attack and smear campaign against me. Until now, despite the Senate hearings conducted, no hard evidence was ever presented showing that I was involved in that drug raid in Pampanga in 2013. All statements made remain allegations, insinuations, and unsubstanti-

ated,” Albayalde said. Albayalde was then the chief of police of Pampanga province. Lacadin, then with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, even said that at one time, Albayalde phoned him to inquire about an investigation into a dozen policemen implicated in the illegal drug trade. Albayalde denied the accusation of Lacadin, who was a franchisee of his water refilling business in 2011. “Lacadin has a lot of explaining to do and he will have his day in court. All those police officials ganging up on me have ill motives against me and obviously all worked with the previous administration,” Albayalde said. National Police Spokesman Bernard Banac said Albayalde still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte. He also denied rumors circulating in social media that Albayalde had resigned or will step down soon. “The PNP dispels the rumor circulating in social

media that the PNP chief, General Oscar Albayalde has resigned from his post,” he said. Duterte also defended Albayalde, saying, he has to follow due process on deciding on the fate of Albayalde. “I have to follow procedural due process and allow him time to answer, the right to be heard. It’s given to the criminals, to the kidnappers. It should be given to a general of the Philippine National Police because under the laws we’re all equal,” he said, adding, the most proper thing to do is to let Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to finish a parallel investigation into the allegations separate from the senate probe. “Secretary Año will study the matter very carefully. Give me clear proof he was there on the take or was in the trafficking of drugs. But just because he was (then Pampanga police chief ), tapos may tinawagan siya…I could not just do it in a knee-jerk (reaction),” Duterte said. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Continued from page 1 Sa 3rd quarter survey, bumagsak ito sa +50 mula sa +58 sa nakalipas na 2nd quarter survey ng naturang pollster company. Isinagawa ang survey noong nakaraang buwan sa 1,200 respondents mula sa Mindanao, Visayas at Luzon at inilabas ang resulta kamakailan lamang. Sa naturang survey, bumagsak ang rating ni Duterte sa Mindanao, Visayas at

Luzon, at maging sa Metro Manila. Sinabi rin ng SWS na lumagapak rin ang satisfaction rating ni Duterte sa mga Class A, B at C - mula sa pagiging “excellent” ay naging “good” na lamang ito o halos 34 points ang ibinaba kumpara sa huling SWS survey. Ngunit sa kabuuan ay mataas pa rin umano ang tiwala ng mga respondents kay Duterte at base sa nasa-

bing survey ay 65% sa mga ito ang nagsabing “satisfied” sila sa general performance ng gobyerno at 19% ang “undecided,” samantalang 15% ang “dissatisfied.” Sinabi naman ni Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo na sa kabila ng resulta ng SWS survey ay malinaw umano na “satisfied” pa rin ang mga Pilipino kay Duterte. “We welcome the results of the Third Quar-

ter Survey conducted by Social Weather Stations showing 78%, or +65, of adult Filipinos, expressing satisfaction with the performance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the country’s Chief Executive. Considering the national sampling error margin at plus/minus 2.3%, we consider the dip in satisfaction, which stood at 80%, or +68, last June 2019 as insignificant,” pahayag pa

ni Panaelo. Ayon kay Panelo, hindi umano natitinag si Duterte sa mga resulta ng survey at hindi rin ito interesado sa anumang popularity contest. “While the President would simply shrug off his survey numbers, saying he is not interested in any popularity contest relative to his governance because with or without a soaring satisfaction rating, he is unaffected

and will just continue to do his constitutional task of serving and protecting the people even at the loss of his life, liberty and honor.” “It is indisputable that the Filipino people remain enamoured with President Duterte, as well as in his policies and actions of governance, to the consternation and envy of his incorrigible critics and detractors,” wika pa ni Panelo. (Mindanao Examiner)

UK alarmed over abduction of British man, wife in Zambo town Continued from page 1

mobilizing all forces and coordinating with the military counterpart to include the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help in rescue operation,” she said. A caretaker at the resort has confirmed that two of the suspects rented a cottage. Aside from the resort, the couple also owns the Hyrons College in the town. Provincial Governor Victor Yu pledged to give P1 million reward to anyone who could point the exact location of the ab-

Police released to The Zamboanga Post several pictures of ‘persons of interest’ in the Hyrons abduction.

ductors. The military said it has formed a joint task force led by Major General Roberto Ancan, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, to track down and rescue the couple. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Hyrons, but this occurred during an extended martial law in the region where security forces are battling Muslim extremist groups and communist rebels. (Zamboanga Post)


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Sulu Pictures in the News

Governor Sakur Tan is presented with a certificate of appreciation by Mr. Kenny Tan, Regional Director, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. (Nahdin Jubaira)

Major General Alvin ParreĂąo and Captain Wanel Ansa, of the 4th Marine Brigade, pose with Governor Sakur Tan during their courtesy call. (Nahdin Jubaira)

Delsy Ronnie, Country Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce Philippine and his group meet with Governor Sakur Tan during their courtesy call. (Nahdin Jubaira)

Colonel Jacob Macabali, Regional Director of the Maritime Police, pays his courtesy call on Governor Sakur Tan. (Nahdin Jubaira)

BARMM Members of Parliament Ismael Rasul and Atty. Suharto Ambolodto meet with Governor Sakau Tan to discuss the strengthening of the Madaris curriculum in Sulu. (Nahdin Jubaira)

Aida Silongan and Ayesha Rema Tan, of the BARMM Ministry of Science and Techonology, meet with Governor Sakur Tan. Silongan is also the Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Bangsamoro Civil Service Code and they visited Sulu to conduct a public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Civil Service Code at the Notre dame of Jolo College School. During their meeting, Tan suggested to have a convergence to support and enhance education and livelihood in BARMM; Science and Technology must be utilized by BARMM in providing an efficient and effective governance. “(Nahdin Jubaira)


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Cagayan de Oro public bus terminal is now ‘Wi-Fi’ zone CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Travellers and provincial commuters in Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao may now enjoy free Wi-Fi services, particularly at the East-West Terminal Departure and Arrival Area. The terminal in the village of Bulua has been fitted with public Internet access by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as part of the

THE REGIONAL TRIPARTITE Wages and Productivity Board Region, in partnership with Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), organized a “green productivity” training for 11 Mindanao social enterprises (SEs) in Davao City to ensure environmental preservation while maintaining profitability of social enterprises. The recent training emphasized the threats of climate change and how to counter it by adopting the concepts of green productivity in the workplace. “If we implement green productivity, we can enhance our own productivity more,” said Labor and Employment Officer Jessielee Bilog. The participants also learned the practice of

government’s “Free Public Internet Access Program.” The program aims to provide free access to Internet service in public places throughout the country. Jocelyn Peñalosa, OIC-manager at the East-West Terminal and Public Market, said this program will give the public not only free Internet access, but also a better accessibility to economic, social, edu-

Ceremonial switching of free Internet access at the Cagayan de Oro public bus terminal. (Jasper Marie Rucat)

cational opportunities in this globally competitive world. In Northern Mindanao, at least 94 free Wi-Fi had been installed with Misamis Oriental having 39; Misamis Occidental with 10l; Bukidnon with 21; Camiguin with 10 and Lanao del Norte with 14. Engr. Aurellano Vicerra, Jr., DICT’s focal person for this program, said a total of 3,000 public places nationwide have free Internet access

Social enterprises go ‘green’

Participants to the recently concluded social enterprises training held in Davao City. 5Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Redesign) used by some organizations to manage their waste products. “Another benefit of green productivity are more revenues.

Especially if you’re practicing zero-waste management,” another Labor and Employment Officer Ethel Sigrid Burgos said. According to Merlyn Francisco, manager of

Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) of PEF, the training was an opportunity for SEs to showcase and learn good practices on protecting the environment without com-

promising on profits. “Gusto natin i-build ang awareness sa iba’tibang pamamaraan na pwede nating matulungan ang environment natin and at the same time,

with over 5 million users across 77 provinces and 768 localities. DICT Assistant Regional Director Frederick DC Amores said within the next few months, bandwidth for the free public Internet will be increased to meet the demand of Internet users. “We will do more educational campaigns, to educate our stakeholders for proper use of these facilities,” he said. (Jasper Marie Rucat)

maging productive tayo. Kasi pwede pa din tayong kumita sa pamamagitan nito,” Francisco said. Betty More, President and CEO of Healthy Sweets, said the training was a step towards a more environment-friendly social enterprise. “Talagang maa-apply namin ang mga natutunan namin sa training. Puwede din namin itong ma-echo sa ating mga personnel para alam na nila ang gagawin,” she said. The RTWPB said it will monitor how the SEs will implement their own activities to carry out their green productivity initiatives as a way forward after the training. (With additional reporting from Mindanao Examiner.)


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Vendors can now sell in Colon night market


EBU CITY – Local Mayor Edgardo Labella has allowed sidewalk vendors displaced by the government’s campaign against road obstructions and illegal structures on public streets to return to Colon Street at night and continue their livelihood. Labella said the de- be allowed to sell their dan ato nindoton limpyocision was made after merchandises at night hon nato karon kita gyud he met and spoke with starting from 6:30 p.m. modumala,” he said. Many vendors have Senator Bong Go and up to 4 a.m. the following praised and thanked Ladiscussed the plight of day. the poor vendors who The vendors, he said, bella for allowing them lost their livelihood due should see to it the road back to Colon and sell at to the on-going clear- would be cleared of all the night market. Raquel Arce, head of ing operations on major obstructions during the roads. day after they leave the the Prevention, Rehabilitation, Order, BeautificaBut Labella said he night market area. “Ato sila pabalikon tion and Enhancement could not yet ascertain if the vendors could return pero ako gi-propose nila team, said the Cebu City to their original spot nga kanang Colon Street, Market Administrator will prior to the nationwide especially during the oversee the implementacampaign ordered by night ang ako gi-suggest tion of the night market President Rodrigo Dute- nila we will open the night while barangay officials rte. He said vendors will market. Ato na lang sug- will assist in guaranteeing

peace and order. Wilma Cabo, president of Colon Vendors Association, urged the local government to clear the roads of illegally parked cars which obstruct the flow of traffic. She said city officials should not only limit their regulatory actions on the vendors who are dependent on the sidewalk for their livelihood. Basan Amora, president of Barug Vendors Association, said the vendors who were transferred to the Tabo sa Banay in P. Gullas Street, have complained of low sales. (John Rey Saavedra)

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with ABS-CBN’s Balitang America, Nanay Fedelina narrated her ordeal with the family she served for four generations. “Nag-alaga ako ng nanay niya, nag-alaga ako ng anak niya, tapos nanay naman niya, apat na apo ang inalagaan ko. Lahat ‘yun ginawa ko ako lang mag-isa, nagluluto, naglilinis, namamalantsa, namamalengke, ako lahat, kayang-kaya ko, hinahatid-sinusundo, dinadalhan ng pagkain sa eskuwela.” “Ang hinihigaan ko ang lamig, ang dumi-dumi, butas-butas pa ‘yong blanket ko, salbahe silang mag-ina. Ngayon, maligaya na ako at malaya. Hindi na ako nakakulong, hindi na ako inaapi ng mga tao,” she said. This year, at 81, Nanay Fedelina said she is ready to begin the life of a free woman. And in Los Angeles, she was

hailed as a symbol of courage and freedom. In 2018, the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), through the help of US law enforcement agencies, rescued Nanay Fedelina and helped pursue and win her case in court. “Today, with the help of PWC, the Consulate General, and many other generous hearts in Los Angeles, Nanay Fedelina is ready to begin a new life at 81,” the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles said. Nanay Fedelina said she wanted to go home to Tacloban City in eastern Visayas region and find her family. At present, she is staying at a Filipino-American retirement home for free. “We are working on getting her T-Visa (trafficking victim visa) which will allow her to stay in the US indefinitely.

As soon as she gets her visa, I promised to fulfill her wish to get a tour of Malacañang and maybe a chance to see the President,” Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said. In a meeting with Nanay Fidelina recently, Romualdez reiterated to her the Philippine government’s commitment to uphold the welfare and protect the rights of overseas Filipinos at all times. “The President instructed us to prioritize overseas Filipinos. We must do our best to safeguard their welfare,” Romualdez said. Nanay Fedelina came from a generation when highly unregulated domestic employment was still a common practise in the Philippines. (Joyce Ann Rocamora)

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