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Reckless joke

• Vlogger, companion

The vlogger was identified as Jonel Catipsayan Cordero, 29, married, baker, and a resident of Purok

6, Barangay Andili. While his companion was Arnold Obidencio Rabi, 32, single, construction worker,

face criminal raps for ‘gasoline prank’

and a resident of Purok 4, Barangay Nueva Visayas, both from Mawab, Davao De Oro.

Investigation showed that Cordero bought P10 worth of petrol from a gas station and poured it into an empty bottle of Coke Sakto.

Without warning, he

reportedly pretended to drink the flammable liquid and acted disoriented or he was about to vomit. His actions allegedly caused alarm to the gas station crew, according to the po-

lice report.

As a result, the crew called the MDRRMO Mawab, whose headquarters was only a short distance away from the gas station.

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WORKERS repaint the floor of the Unity Park near the Chinatown Arch at the junction of R. Magsaysay Ave., Quezon Boulevard and Alvarez St. The repainting is part of the preparations for the Chinese New Year on Jan. 22. The city government and Davao City Chinatown Development Council will welcome the New Year with an activity at Rizal Park on Saturday. BING GONZALES VLOGGER and his companion in Mawab, Davao de Oro face possible criminal charges for allegedly pranking the Mawab Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Office (MMRRMO) rescuers at around 2 p.m. on Jan. 18.

Niembra is new 10th ID chief

A letter addressed to Defense Senior Undersecretary Carlito Galvez said that in accordance with the recommendation of the AFP chief of staff pursuant to Republic Act No. 11709, the designation of 31 senior military officers to key positions in the AFP was approved by the Malacañang palace.

Niembra will replace Maj. Gen. Nolasco Mempin, who vows out of military service as he reaches

the mandatory retirement age of 56.

Prior to the designation, Niembra was the inspector general of the Philippine Army.

He served as Presidential Security Group (PSG) deputy group commander and eventually as PSG commander from April 2018 to January 2020.

He likewise held key posts such as deputy commander of the Task Force Davao of the 10th Infantry

Division; executive officer of the 401st Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (4ID); and battalion commander of the 58th Infantry Battalion, 4ID; and brigade commander of the 701st Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.

He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Sambisig” Class of 1991.

Meanwhile, 1003rd Infantry Brigade commander,

Missing GenSan girl, 16, found dead six days later

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews) – A female Grade 10 student was found dead Wednesday afternoon in an abandoned bunkhouse near a housing complex, six days after being reported missing by her family.

The decomposing remains of Jazdel Gabayeron, 16, a student of

Senator Bato urged to help solve DavNor power woes

ADVOCACY group Davao Consumer Movement has appealed to Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to help Davao del Norte wade through the challenges brought about by the inefficiency of power provider Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco).

Dela Rosa, who hails from Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur, should push for changes to address the challenges that have beset the electricity industry in its franchise area, particularly Davao del Norte, said Ryan Amper, co-convenor of the consumer movement.

“We welcome the statement of Sen. Dela Rosa (on the power problems in Davao del Norte). We, therefore, hope that being a member of the national legislature, he would push for solutions that will alleviate the situation of the people under the franchise of Nordeco in relation to its services,” said Amper.

The consumer movement leader was referring to the senator's comment last month on the problem that people of the Island Garden City of Samal have experienced since Christmas day when the sub-

marine cable providing power to the island city conked out.

In his comment on the post on the Facebook page of the movement, dela Rosa blamed the power problem in the city on the lap of President Ferdinand Marcpos Jr. after the latter vetoed the bill that would have transferred the entire Davao del Norte from Nordeco to Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC).

Bato said the comments of the consumers of the province blaming the cooperative for its failure to address the problem were “exactly the

same as mine when I co-sponsored that bill (proposing for the transfer) regardless of who gets angry at me as long as the greater majority benefits from the said measure but unluckily the President vetoed it.”

“You don’t have problems with the Congress since the majority supported it, your problem is in Malacañang,” the lawmaker said.

Had the proposal been approved, it would have placed the entire province under the franchise area of DLPC as the power provider has been

SPED Integrated School, were retrieved inside a makeshift comfort room of the bunkhouse, which is situated beside Conel Road and across the Camella Cerritos subdivision in Purok Malipayon, Barangay San Isidro.

The site is just a few meters from a road leading to her school campus,

where she was last seen alive on Jan. 12.

A spot report from the City Police Station No. 4 said Jazdel’s body was initially located sprawled inside the comfort room by children playing in the area past 3 p.m. Wednesday and immediately reported it to concerned ( /MISSING/10)

BOC seizes P150-K worth of smuggled cigarettes in Toril

THE BUREAU of Customs (BOC)-Collection District XII took custody of five boxes of "Bros" white cigarettes, 36 reams of alleged fake "Jackpot" white, and 23 reams "Marlboro" red cigarettes valued at P150,000 following a buybust operation.

The Davao City Police Office confiscated the boxes at Purok 14, Barangay Lubogan, Toril, Davao City on January 3, 2023,

through the coordination of BOC XII.

The arrested suspect was placed under the custody of the PNP XI, facing a charge of cigarette smuggling.

District Collector Erastus Sandino B. Austria shall issue a Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) against the smuggled items for violating Section 1113 in relation to Section 117

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CITY TOURISM officer Alice Cadao and Task Force Davao commander Col. Darren Comia discuss the activity as well the security measures for the Chinese New Year celebration at Rizal Park on Saturday, Jan. 21. BING GONZALES
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MAJOR General Jose Eriel Niembra is the incoming commander of the 10th Infantry Division, effective Jan. 27.
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MTE to highlight regional tourism

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“The expo will have four main proponents mainly the expo itself, the B2b or the Business-to-Business meeting and then the business-to-customer meeting then we have the gala show,” says Joyce Ramirez of the Department of Tourism-XI, the organizers of the MTE.

The MTE will be held on January 27-29 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City. The expo will have 69 booths with 34 exhibitors. It is touted as the most prominent tourism expo

in Mindanao this year.

“We are a full house already,” Ramirez said.

The event will feature 18 exhibitors from different Department of Tourism regional offices and 16 other participants from several tourism establishments like hotels and resorts.

The MTE will promote tourism packages around Mindanao, including culinary and cultural tourism experiences.

“The MTE is in support of the reopening of tourism in Davao and Mindanao,”

Ramirez said.

DOT-XI regional director Tanya R. Tan said the MTE 2023 is “our way of sustaining this momentum and in keeping with our strategic direction to restart tourism by supporting our stakeholders and promoting Mindanao regions as safe and fun destinations."

Davao Region registered 1,048,245 arrivals in the first semester of 2022, 73.62% higher than 2021, which Tan saw was a very good sign that tourism is truly bouncing back. (PIA/RG Alama)

BARMM eyed as BIMP-EAGA’s next major economic player: MinDA

DAVAO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is being eyed as the next key economic player in the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia- Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) sub-region.

This came about after the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) noted on

Wednesday BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim's earlier statement declaring that the region is positioned as a growing investment hub in the country and the BIMP-EAGA.

“As the first biggest business gathering of the private sector after the establishment of BARMM as a new political entity, we position the Bangsamoro region as a major

economic player in BIMPEAGA,” the MinDA quoted Ebrahim as saying during the opening of the 1st Bangsamoro Business Congress held in Cotabato City on Tuesday.

At least 300 local entrepreneurs, business leaders, chambers of commerce and industry representatives, government agencies, interna( /BARMM/10)

PBBM bullish on PH economy, projects 6.5% growth in 2023

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. expressed confidence on Thursday (Manila time) that the Philippine economy would grow by or surpass 6.5 percent in 2023.

"Well, our projection is 6.5 percent and we're still hoping that it will be able to grow beyond that," Marcos said in a one-on-one dialogue with World Economic Forum (WEF) president Børge Brende.

Marcos said his administration is focused on attaining

a higher economic growth rate to ensure the Philippines' fast recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

"The approach that the Philippines has taken is our lessons learned, the hard lessons learned from the lockdown, from the pandemic, from the height of the pandemic where it became very, very clear where the weaknesses were," Marcos said.

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DAVAO The coming Mindanao Tour Expo will highlight regional tourism opportunities in Mindanao. THE Department of Science and Technology Region XI signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project Mindanao (DA-PRDP), the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XI (BFAR XI), and the Davao Oriental State University (DOrSU) for the launching of a research project on indigenous raw materials for Bangus (milkfish) feeds. DOST XI

Make Your Own Luck at SM

LUCK is yours for the taking when you drop

Chinese New Year centerpieces.

Hop into the year of the water rabbit through various activities in SM malls and be in for some exciting perks which await you this month.

Lucky Park and Bonus Zodiac Forecast

Attract all the luck in store for you this year as you stroll with friends and families at the Lucky Parks of SM Malls in Davao where zodiac forecasts by Feng Shui Master Marites Allen are on display to guide shoppers on how to best navigate this year.

Pick Your Luck at the Lucky Pop-up Plan your fortune as you buy lucky charms and other symbols of luck at the Pop-up

Booths of SM Lanang Premier at the Atrium and at the SM City Davao at the Annex Event Center from January 13-29.

The SM Supermarket, Sweetisan, Hap Chan, Nousagi, Crystals and Jades by BusyBasha, and RBFF Charms banded to bring the festivities to shoppers by respectively displaying a selection of charms, stones, and food such as Tikoy that attracts good fortune at the SM Lanang Premier Atrium.

Feng Shui Consultation with Feng Shui Expert

Shoppers who have at least a P1,500 single receipt purchase from any establish-

ment of SM Lanang Premier within the promo period, Jan 18-21, are also entitled to a one-on-one consultation with Feng Shui expert Mr. Richard Yu on January 21 at 2 pm-5 pm. Mr. Yu is a full-time freelance Feng Shui expert for almost 20 years. He appeared in popular TV programs such as Matanglawin, Maayong Buntag Mindanao, and AHA!

The first 30 shoppers who will be able to present their receipts at the venue will get the chance to have a 10-minute conversation with the Feng Shui expert. Shoppers of SM City Davao who, likewise, follow the same mechanics will also be able to catch Mr. Yu on January 22 from 2 pm-5 pm for another round of Feng

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Reading Comprehension

WHEN the most recent headline of a local paper screamed that wearing of masks was still mandatory in the city’s public transports, puzzled reactions from many seemed to say, what, again?

One of the tricycle drivers I passed by, huddling near the public market was heard to comment he surely thought it had been announced that the ordinance on wearing of masks was already lifted. Indeed, at the row of jeepneys awaiting their turn to be filled up” not far ahead, it’s easy to notice that only a few of the already-seated passengers are masked. Even the dispatcher, the person calling out possible riders, was noticeably bare-faced.

At the grocery store, where I later found myself back at my favorite queue, the Senior Express, a line of my fellow age groupers stood patiently for their turn at the cashier counter. At last, I thought at first, good on you guys! All of them were wearing masks, the blue rectangles conspicuous from afar.

The problem was, while some wore it low enough to cover only their necks, the rest had their mouths protected all right but not enough to protect their noses, the intended target. To compound matters, many were animatedly deep in Maritess conversation. I thought it must be difficult for these few to breathe, even as I was likewise tempted to share; masks worn at the neck

do not protect one from sore throat if that were their intention.

Back at home, when I informed my wife of the newspaper report, she checked the existing city regulation online, regarding the continued wearing of face masks and sure enough, it was still very much in effect. It had never even been revoked in the first place, she said.

It should be noted that when the president issued EO 7 in October which allowed for the “voluntarily” wearing of face masks in both indoor and outdoor spaces, the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force still reminded the public that masks were still mandatory in public transportation and medical health facilities.

However, the Christmas season happened, and I’m thinking, perhaps it must have been the blur celebrations that made us forget this. The headline (though a bummer) is just meant as a friendly reminder. As an afterthought, could it also be, in our rush to be “out of the gate” from all Covid restrictions, we were fast-reading our way to new freedom? And obviously missing out on the fine print? That might also be the case.

So, if you’re reading this, please don’t misread it. In confined medical spaces, like hospitals, and then also on all city public transports, be like Batman, wear a mask.

What’s the SP’s priority?

FRANKLY, we cannot understand the sense of priority among the members of the Davao City Sangguniang Panlungsod. They are lightning-quick in coming up with a proposed ordinance that will provide certain privileges for people with special needs. One privilege specifically mentioned is allowing persons with special needs to see a movie at least once a week for free.

The proposed ordinance, though approved in the second reading, is as good as passed. And by then what will remain is the signing of the ordinance by the Mayor, the crafting of its implementing Rules and regulations (IRR), and the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the City Government and the operators of movie houses. From there, our brothers and sisters who have the misfortune of having special needs will enjoy the perks provided by the ordinance.

Honestly, we are happy with such a development. Imagine a sector in society that needs some form of diversion given something that could relieve those who belong of their boredom and stress brought about by the needs they normally cannot satisfy!

However, we would have been more elated if any one member of the City Council had introduced a proposed local legislation that would address on a long-term basis the complaints of many Davaoenos especially those in the rural areas, of potential hazards to their health brought about by the seasonal invasion of hordes of flies in the households or wherever there are magnets to the insect’s smell.

Yes, we have heard or even witnessed one palliative solution to the problem being implemented. That was the giving by the poultry and hog farm operators of chemical disinfectants that will deter the dirty insects from invading the households. But as we said it was good as it last or that there are people from the City Health Office (CHO) monitoring the compliance of the poultry and swine farm operators.

As far as our recollection is concerned, we can only remember the operators distributing the chemicals in affected barangays while the noise of the complaints was still loud and the heat still felt. Today it is back to the usual. Perhaps it is because the council member who was focused on addressing the issue is no longer a member thereof. We are referring to Dr. Joselle Villafuerte.

In our efforts to help whoever among the councilors feels a little concern for the health of his or her constituents, we suggested the introduction of an ordinance that will mandate the poultry and hog farm owners to put up a bio-fence in the entire perimeter of their compound. By bio-fence, it is a simple planting of trees with as thick a layer as ten to 15 trees. If the suitable variety – the fast-growing ones – is planted, in two to four years the trees will be fully grown, and their leaves absorb whatever carbon dioxide is emitted from the farms. The same trees also deter the flies from flying out of the compound every after poultry or hog harvests.

Moreover, once fully grown, the trees will help absorb rainwater every time downpours occur. Hence, whatever water absorbers did away with while putting up the farms will be substituted by the trees planted as bio-fence.

One classic example of this situation is our rural residence in an inland barangay in Tugbok District. When we arrived there some four decades ago, the area was surrounded by lush coconut, coffee, cacao, and rubber plantations. The ravines were still thick with second-growth forest.

Today the rubber and coffee farms are gone although some are replaced with durian trees. But worst is the sprouting of poultry and hog farms in place of the former rubber and coconut plantations. Since five years ago we have been experiencing flash floods even though the barangay is located on higher ground.

Creeks and other natural waterways that used to flow with clear water are now dried up. And what used to be my sleep deterrent – the sound of water from a small waterfall some fifty meters away from the house I once lived – is now like a lonely cliff with only water rivulets dripping slowly. Their sound could not even serve notice to the human ears.

But the most dreaded by residents in our barangay, and perhaps in other villages similarly situated – that is, they are hosts to large poultries and piggeries – is not so much the floods that come. It is the invasion of the dirtiest among insects – the germs purveyor flies.

The insects’ presence every so often is giving residents

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Title of the Book: AND SHE SANG… YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!

Author: Melchor M. Morante

Published by: Alitheia Publications, Davao City, 2022

Life stories are often the stuff that remarkable novels are made of. It only takes a documenter's keen sense and an animated storyteller's romantic lens to facilitate its birthing.

Melchor Morante’s latest novel entitled “And She Sang…You are my Sunshine” is one such work.

It tells of the story of young Josefina or “Pining” who is plucked from her impoverished beginnings in rural Pangasinan to be raised as a proper lady by her well-meaning but domineering spinster grandmother in pre-war (WW2) Tondo, Manila. An artist with a beautiful voice, Pining soon gets tapped as lead actor in a parish zarzuela and catches the fancy of Daniel, a charming law student, and labor organizer. The two fall in love against the iron will of her grandmother and are forced to elope to Davao City, in the then very far island of Mindanao.

Barely out of her teens but well-equipped to be the total housewife, Pining finds herself mostly left on her own in the Mindanao highlands where Daniel continued his work as an underground labor movement organizer within pioneering logging companies. In a couple of years, WW2 breaks out, and Daniel joins the guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese. In one of the encounters, Daniel gets killed, leaving young Pining a widow, childless and desolate in this still-strange land.

Pining joins friends and neighbors as they move along

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from one place to another in the still forested areas in the suburbs of Davao City to avoid the Japanese. Love blossoms anew for the young widow as she learns to share life and a genuine love for songs with Miguel, an acquaintance of Daniel from the logging concessions. Toward the end of the war, the two marry and begin to raise a family.

As wife and mother, Pining transforms from shy, naive girl into a remarkably strong and empathetic woman. Against a brewing animosity among the Lumads, the Moro peoples and the settlers from the other islands of the country, Pining cultivates lasting friendships with Indigenous, Muslim and migrant women, her exemplary culinary skills paving her way into their hearts.

Pining and Miguel would raise their five children to be strong-willed, independent, resourceful, but most of all, compassionate personalities. At her deathbed, which is actually where the book begins, Pining requests Kaloy, her eldest son, who by now, is a religious brother, to help quell the final stirrings of her heart.

Reading this book feels like having a warm cup of coffee while listening to a storyteller weave his near-magical account of his mother’s charmed life. Morante’s syntax in this maiden novel in English is authentic—perhaps dated from the viewpoint of millennials, but nuanced and characteristic of that age when English felt closer to Filipino sentimentality.

The prose is written from two personas—Pining who accounts for life in old Tondo until the early years in Mindanao with equal thrill, self-doubt, and surrender; and Kaloy (as main storyteller), whose social-realist narratives ring similar to a Gabriel Garcia Marquez account of growing up in (fictional) Aracataca in Colombia and pretty much paint a cinematic image of life in both Digos and Davao City then and later on.

A series of paradoxes keep the story running—liberating love in stifling and archaic Manila, a sense of security in precarious Mindanao, the search for peace amidst a raging war, moving on by holding back. Morante has a penchant for finding the dramatic and the romantic in any situation. His detailed account of unfolding events is ironically the most factual in this fictional work and showcases his well-honed skill in the documentation.

If anything, however, Morante’s “…Sunshine” celebrates every person’s story—particularly a Mindanawon’s story—of finding one’s groove in life—and every Filipino woman’s courage, creativity and compassion to see such a life through to the end. Grab a copy and a coffee and get your fill of “..Sunshine.”

[Des Mendoza Lopez is a freelance writer, researcher, editor, and translator. She has worked many years as writer and documenter for disaster-risk reduction and related agencies such as CARE Nederlands-ACCORD Philippines, DOST-PHIVOLCS and Plan International. She has also worked on print projects with the Institute for Spirituality in Asia (ISA) and Terre Des Hommes (Thailand), and as print and media consultant for the Redemptorists (CSsR) and the Children’s Development and Intervention Center (CDIC).]

PH-China 'Golden Age' harvest

ON HIS third day back in Manila from the state visit, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. announced that “at the very least, close to 10,000 to 30,000 jobs” will be created with the awaited new investments and Chinese-assisted projects in the Philippines. He said, “it’s certainly going to produce many jobs when the investments come into play when they start their operations.”

As announced by the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Chinese investors have pledged USD22.8 billion in investments, including USD1.72 billion for agribusiness, USD13.76 billion for renewable energy, USD7.32 billion for strategic projects like electric vehicles, mineral processing, and nickel processing joint venture as a first step in the production chain to batteries and electric vehicles.

Eagerly awaited by the Philippines since the start of 2022 is news on the fertilizer supply arrangements in view of the food crisis besetting the country. The PCO announced that two Chinese fertilizer companies have signed cooperation agreements with the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) to “ensure sustainable supply of much-needed fertilizers at reasonable prices.”

The visit saw the sunrise of durian exports as China opened up its huge market to the Philippines’ “queen fruit of the south.” The Department of Agriculture (DA) and China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs also signed the 2023-2025 agricultural and fisheries cooperation plan and agreed on the handover certificate of the Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology-Technological Cooperation Phase III (PHILSCAT-TCP III).

The Philippines and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) even as the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed another MOU for cooperation on digital and information and communications technology (ICT) cooperation.

Both countries agreed on a framework agreement for the Renminbi-portion of loan financing for three priority projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), as well as four loan agreements for the mixed-credit financing (US Dollar and Renminbi) of three priority bridge projects under the public works department.

some creepy thoughts. They fear that if the city government does nothing to address the issue, the time will come – maybe even sooner – then the flies invasion will become a major health problem in the communities concerned.

Meanwhile, none of our councilors appears to have

ANALYSIS

Guaranteed to boost the Philippine post-pandemic economic rebound is the MOU on tourism between the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China. Before it was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis, Chinese tourist volume to the Philippines had surged from 1.25 million in 2018 to 1.8 million.

Both countries sealed MOUs between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Ministry of Commerce of China on cooperation on electronic commerce; while the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and China’s International Development Cooperation Agency signed another MOU on economic and technical cooperation in the Development Cooperation Plan 2023-2025 in.

The list also includes mutual recognition between the General Administration of Customs of China and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) of the Philippines on an authorized economic operator program, and the establishment of a communication mechanism on maritime issues between the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

Since the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism (BCM) established in 2016 between the two governments needed enhancement, direct lines of communication on maritime issues were set up between the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and the Maritime and Ocean Affairs Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines.

Practical cooperation between the coast guards of the two countries is particularly useful, hence the importance of convening the 4th Joint Coast Guard Committee Meeting at an early date. At the same time, both sides agreed to call the Annual Defense Security Talks at a mutually convenient time to increase cooperation and harmony in the seas greatly.

In education, incorporation of the Chinese Language Education Program into the Basic Education Program of the Philippines, a memorandum of understanding to Strengthen Agricultural Technical Education Cooperation, and a Mutual

Cooperation Memorandum (MCM) on Higher Education to enhance communication and ensure mutual quality development of higher education system were agreed upon.

People-to-people exchanges in promoting understanding were not missed as evidenced by the newly signed MOU on Tourism Cooperation as well as direct flights between China and the Philippines, particularly Beijing and Manila, and other cities to strengthen local cooperation and promote more exchanges among sister provinces and cities of the two countries.

In STI (science and technology), both sides agreed to explore potential cooperation in such areas as meteorology, space tracking, telemetry and command and expressed their mutual willingness to establish an information notification system on rocket launches and, in response to a recent incident, develop procedures for the retrieval and return of space debris.

Joint cooperation to address Covid-19 addressed the procurement of vaccines and further efforts to promote public health cooperation in such areas as vaccine research and production. Both sides expressed support for the ASEAN Center for Public Health Emergency and Emergency Diseases.

The important Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) was re-affirmed, thereby recalling the Joint Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the DOC adopted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Nov. 11, 2022, and encouraging the progress towards the early conclusion of an effective and substantive Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.

Last and of utmost importance is the spirit of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Oil and Gas Development between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Philippines. Signed in 2018, the MOU is the mutual agreement of the two states to resume discussions on oil and gas development as well as to explore cooperation in such areas as solar-power, wind energy, electric vehicles, and nuclear energy for electricity generation.

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in the foregoing article are solely the author’s and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the Philippine News Agency (PNA) or any other office under the Presidential Communications Office.

a full grasp of the importance of or even understand what a bio-fence is all about as compared to understanding the meaning of special needs of a few members of society.

The most they have done so far is by amending the Zoning Ordinance and having the poultry and hog farms

transferred to where the establishments are allowed under the amended law. But they missed realizing the bigger risk –the locations allowed under the amended ordinance as sites for new and relocated swine farms are already residential communities.

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All Jewelry and other articles pawned at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main, Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre, Rosegold Pawnshop Bolton, Rosegold Pawnshop, Agdao and Rosegold Pawnshop Buhangin from JULY 16, 2022 TO AUG. 15, 2022 If not redeemed or renewed on or before JANUARY 20, 2023 will be sold to the Public Auction on JANUARY 23-25, 2023 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2022, if not renewed or redeemed will be sold to the public on JANUARY 16, 2023 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang AL-JOS PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong ENERO 16, 2023 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

JANUARY 20-26, 2023

(Fronting Queen Bank)

Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128

Email: goldstandardpawnshopdavao@gmail.com

Accepts: Jewelry, wholesaler and retailer on all kinds of jewelry

Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3%

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro, from JULY 16, 2022 TO AUG 15, 2022 if not redeemed or renewed on JANUARY 20, 2023 will be sold to the Public Auction on JANUARY 23-25, 2023 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

All Pawned items that expired until the month of JUNE 2022, must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M.

Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS.

BAJADA JAN. 6, 2023 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office)

BABAK SAMAL JAN. 18, 2023 301-4019

SAN PEDRO JAN. 19, 2023 227-6772

CABAGUIO JAN. 10, 2023 321-6223

TIBUNGCO JAN. 20, 2023 222-2494

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS.

Matina Crossing JAN. 20, 2023 (082) 321-1814 Tibungco JAN. 18, 2023 (082) 296-4130

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) JAN. 31, 2023 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) JAN. 16, 2023 (084) 628-842

CPB-NGI PAWNSHOP, INC.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the Months of SEPTEMBER 2022 (Regular Items) and OCTOBER 2022 (Gadgets) must be redeemed or renewed two (2) days prior to the Auction date schedule as stated below. If not redeemed or renewed will be sold to the public on its respectively auction date schedule at its premises at 9:00 AM

BRANCHES: AUCTION DATE TEL. NO.

San Pedro (Main) JAN. 18, 2023 327-8832

Agdao JAN. 18, 2023 327-6275

Toril JAN. 18, 2023 327-8503

Bolton JAN. 18, 2023 392-3022

Digos City JAN. 18, 2023 333-9945

Claveria JAN. 18, 2023 296-8081

Km. 7 Lanang JAN. 18, 2023 235-3473

PAWNED ITEMS EXPIRED ON DECEMBER
AND GADGETS
DISPLAYED
– San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel.
ALL
2022
THAT EXPIRES ON JANUARY 2023 WILL BE
IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON FEBRUARY 14 , 2023 AT 9:00AM. Main
Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355;
All pawned items that expired during the month of NOVEMBER 2022 , must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang NARDING PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa NOBYEMBRE= 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa
Toy Bldg., Lapu-lapu St., Agdao, Davao City

All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired until the month of NOVEMBER 2022, if not redeemed or renewed on or before JANUARY 16, 2023 will be sold to the Public on or before JANUARY 18, 2023 .

Gipahibalo and tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nagexpired hangtod sa bulan sa NOBYEMBRE 2022. Kung dili malukat hangtod sa Enero 16, 2023 ibaligya sa publiko karong ENERO 18, 2023.

EURO CIRCLE PAWNSHOP

SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.:

EURO MAIN PAWNSHOP

ILUSTRE ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-7511 MATI CITY, DAVAO ORIENTAL - TEL. NO.: 306-0665

EURO STAR PAWNSHOP

ILUSTRE ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-0667

EURO SUN PAWNSHOP

SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-3321

PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY DATES WILL BE AUCTIONED ON AUGUST 17, 2022 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

All Pawned items at GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC., that expired must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M.

Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC., maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired, kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

General Lao, Toril Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao Panabo

JAN. 17, 2023 JAN. 17, 2023 JAN. 12, 2023 JAN. 23, 2023 JAN. 27, 2023 JAN. 17, 2023 JAN. 19, 2023 JAN. 24, 2023

291-2406 291-2952 241-0223 224-3138 216-3425 291-1349 327-2348

Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP, INC. and GABBYS’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP, INC. maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS.

SAN PEDRO JANUARY 18, 2023 321-2185 ILUSTRE JANUARY 05, 2023 234-4844

JANUARY 20-26,
2023
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP INC. / GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. TEL NO.: 321-2185 / 234-4844 All Pawned items at GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP, INC. and GABBYS’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M.
BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NO. Tel. # 234-6367 Roque Bldg., Matina Crossing, Davao City EXPIRY DATES AUCTION DATES NOVEMBER 2022 JANUARY 18, 2023
227-0521
JULY 2022 AUGUST 2022 JAN. 17, 2023 JAN. 17, 2023 DAVAO VAULT SP Door #7Realty Bldg. beside Lakitan Mall San Pedro street, Davao City (Tel No.: 228-9322 JAN. 17, 2023

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When the emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they reportedly found Cordero still acting dizzy as he slumped on the chair and pretended to be helpless.

But while they were attending to the suspect, he suddenly became alert and told them that it was only a prank. Cordero explained that he was only making content

Brig. Gen. Consolito Yecla, is designated as the deputy commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom).

Also under EastMinCom, Col. Patricio Reuben Amata, assistant chief of staff for Civil-Military Operations, G7 of the Philippine Army (PA), is designated as commander of

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high growth rates to pull us out of that situation. So we've done everything," he added.

The Marcos administration's projection is that the Philippine economy would expand by around 6.5 percent this year because of the expected global economy slowdown.

Brende said it was "incredible" that the Philippines is one of the best-performing economies among the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states.

"I think now, [the] Philippines is the fastest growing of the ASEAN countries,” Brende said.

Marcos said that reforming and reshaping the global economy gave the Philippines an opportunity to come up with appropriate measures to sustain its economic development.

Marcos said putting a premium on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is one of the Philippine government's strategies for the country's immediate recovery, given that the particular sector "comprises a large part of the economy."

"The main concern were jobs," he said. "We concentrated on the MSMEs – the micro, small [and] medium enterprises because that comprises such a large part of our economy. It's the same in most ASEAN countries. I think that's where the growth is coming from," he said.

for a vlog, along with his accomplice friend, Rabi, who was with him for the duration of the gag.

Rabi also confessed to the responders that the vlogger only drank Cobra energy drink, which they switched with the bottle of petrol.

The suspects are now held temporarily in the Mawab Police Station as they face a case for alarm and scandal.

the 1002nd Infantry Brigade based in Malungon, Sarangani province.

Moreover, 4th Infantry assistant division commander Col. Michele Anayron Jr., is designated as commander of the 403rd Infantry Brigade based in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

Marcos said the Philippine government is ramping up digitalization efforts to reform the bureaucracy and developing the infrastructure sector by promoting public-private partnerships (PPPs).

He said his administration is also keeping an eye on the country's unemployment rate amid reports of recession last year.

He, nevertheless, expressed high hopes for the continued growth of the Philippine economy, noting that the country's current "demographic sweet spot" will play a "major role" in fueling rapid development.

Marcos said the Philippines' workforce is "well-trained and sophisticated," adding that Filipino workers are also known to be English-speaking and techsavvy.

"The demographic sweet spot is the period where optimal number of the country's population would be in the working age and have few dependents," he said.

“And the reason that I’m so confident about that is because we have this workforce, we have a very, very good workforce in the Philippines. We have the youngest workforce in Asia. You might be surprised to know, to learn that the average age of Filipino workers is 23 and a half years old. So that is a huge demographic dividend," Marcos added.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF SPS.

RICARDO G. PERALTA and PACIANA FEROLIN PERALTA

and Section 400 of the Republic Act No. 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA).

The arrest resulted from the port's active support to the Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon Ruiz's priority program to increase rev-

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Shui consultation at the mall’s Annex Event Center.

For more details, see the mechanics posted at the SM Lanang Premier and SM City Davao Lucky Parks or follow their official Facebook pages.

Catch the Lion and Dragon Dance Chinese New Year would not be complete without the traditional lion and dragon dance. This year, SM Lanang Premier brings the indispensable Chinese New Year tradition, the lion and dragon dance, through the Davao Lion Dancers Association. Catch their colorful perfor-

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tional development partners, and other key stakeholders joined the Jan. 17-19 gathering.

With the theme “Strengthening Partnerships Towards a Resilient Bangsamoro Economy,” the assembly aims to provide a concrete avenue for long-term partnerships and linkages between BARMM business drivers and their counterparts in other regions, BIMP-EAGA, and the global market.

MinDA Secretary Maria Belen Acosta lauded BARMM for "ushering tremendous economic benefits" to Mindanao and the nation as a whole, manifested by the 7.5 percent economic growth rate in 2021, the second among all regions in the country.

“This remarkable leap is a strong dividend of peace demonstrated in the improved regional peace and security, clear and cohesive policy agenda, and established BARMM systems and institutions,” she said.

During the business congress, a sisterhood agreement was

enue collection by preventing revenue leakages caused by smuggling.

It is also in line with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s economic agenda of upholding public order and safety by safeguarding the public from the harmful consumption of smuggled goods.

mances on January 22 from 2 pm-5 pm.

Shop and Get Lucky at The SM Store Shop at The SM Store in both SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier from January 16-31 and get a chance to win up to P1,000 worth of SM Gift Pass. To avail of the promo, just present your SMAC and a single receipt with a minimum purchase of P3,000 within the period.

Follow SM Lanang Premier and SM City Davao’s official Facebook pages to stay updated on the latest offerings and activities of the malls.

forged between the Mindanao Business Council and the BARMM Business Council (BBC), witnessed by MinDA and the BARMM’s Ministry of Trade, Investment, and Tourism.

BBC chairperson Ronald Hallid D. Torres, who officially opened the gathering in Cotabato City, emphasized the council’s economic significance to the thriving BARMM business sector.

“This congress is our first multidimensional and sectoral approach in creating a proactive space for business growth in the Bangsamoro region,” Torres, a lawyer, said.

The ongoing three-day business assembly enables the participants to engage in various learning sessions and businessto-business networking.

It will culminate in adopting the Bangsamoro Business Advocacy Agenda, serving as a strategic partnership and development roadmap of the region’s business sector. (PNA)

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CONFIRMATION OF WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late PROCOPIO D. DE LEON, who died intestate on May 14, 1990 at Purok 4, Brgy., Talomo River, Calinan District, City of Davao and BREGIDA OTONG-DE LEON, who died intestate on January 24, 2014 at Purok 4, Brgy., Talomo River, Calinan District, City of Davao;

That the deceased at the time of their respective deaths left a parcel of land embraced under TRANSFER CERTIFICATE TITLE NO. EP-569, situated at Dacudao, Calinan District, City of Davao containing an area of TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO (28,362) SQUARE METERS more or less;

A-08-0001-00810 -do32-B 515 SQ. M. A-08-0001-00917 -do3921 1,173 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01174 -do100-B 654 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01187 -do3891-(56) 285 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01253 -do3898 1,887 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01273 -do3899/B-C-D 494 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01274 -do3866/62 815 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01344 -do3879 prt./95prt. 1,235 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01297 -do3870(116) 255 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01346 -do(3831)/B-C-D/10-7 612 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01443 -doB-C-D/133/3838 343 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01479 -do3735/prt./176prt. 128 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01656 -do(3745)/187-B 420 SQ. M. A-08-0001-01731 -doT-144-2019001154 149-B 377 SQ. M. A-08-0001-02351 -do-

That pursuant to Sec. Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described properties has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF SPS. RICARDO G. PERALTA and PACIANA FEROLIN PERALTA, made and executed by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 297; Page No. 60; Book No. IX; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. VINCENT ANTHONY L. SUNGCOG of Malita Davao Occidental.

(MT-Jan. 6, 13 & 20, 2022)

That it is for the best interest of the heirs of JOSEFA IMPASHERSALIA that the above-described real property extra judicially settled among the said heirs who are the parties to this DEAD OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CONFIRMATION OF WAIVER OF RIGHTS;

BY WAY OF TRANSFER OF RIGHTS,

We, the surviving compulsory heirs of the late Procopio D. De Leon and Bregida Otong-De Leon, herein referred as TRANSFEROR, by these presents, WE do hereby CONFIRM that we have WAIVED, TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED and CONVERYED our rights, interest, privileges and occupation over a parcel of land embraced under TRANSFER CERTIFICATE TITLE No. ep-569, situated at Dacudao, Calinan District, City of Davao, containing an area of 28,362 Square meters more or less;

That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described property has been the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CONFIRMATION OF WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and executed by and among theirs heirs per. Doc. No. 315; Page No. 63; Book No. CCXXX; Series of 2017 of the Notary Public MARIVIC CAMINERODIAMANTE of Digos City.

(MT-Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 1, 2023)

residents.

Responding police sceneof-the-crime operatives reported that she was still wearing her school uniform and with her cellphone, school bag, and other personal valuables scattered at the site.

A caliber 9mm handgun and an empty shell were also found near her body, the report said.

The girl’s parents, Jaz and Rinadel Gabayeron, broke down upon seeing and confirming her remains at the site past 6 p.m.

Jaz Gabayeron, Jazdel’s father, said in an earlier radio interview that he personally ferried his daughter to her school from their home in Purok Carcon, Barangay Lagao around 7 a.m. last Jan. 12.

Upon arriving at the school, she told her father that she would be joining a

school activity that afternoon and asked that she be fetched around 6 p.m.

“But she was not around when I came to fetch her and nowhere inside the school campus when we tried to find her,” he said.

He said he went to the house of one of Jazdel’s classmates and was told that she did not attend her classes that day and was later confirmed by one of her teachers.

Police officials have not yet issued an official statement on the case, and the ownership of the handgun found at the scene, as the investigation is still ongoing.

Mr. Gabayeron is a retired soldier and currently working as a “security practitioner and security consultant,” as mentioned in his Facebook account. (Allen V. Estabillo / MindaNews)

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servicing Panabo City, Sto. Tomas, Carmen and Braulio Dujali since 1976.

The cooperative has yet to fully restore the electricity in the island city, considered the crown jewel of the tourism industry in the entire Davao Region.

The problem has angered its mayor, Al David Uy, who is among those supporting the transfer of the province to the franchise area of DLPC. All local chief executives of the province, headed by Gov. Edwin Jubahib, have been pushing for the approval of the proposal.

The cooperative an -

nounced a year ago that it had implemented a 14-kilometer P1.4 billion submarine cable project connecting Samal with the rest of its franchise area through Pantukan in Davao de Oro.

This would allow it to abandon the submarine cable that is providing power to the island city through the transmission system of DLPC which is just about a kilometer in distance.

The cable project has not only been opposed by local officials of the province but has not also gotten any approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE (TRICYCLE) WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late EDMUND B. NAVARRO, who died intestate on August 06, 2013 at Apokon, Tagum, Davao del Norte; That the deceased at the time of his death, is the registered owner of one tricycle, purchased and registered in Monkayo, Davao del Norte and presently yellow plate thin applying to green plate/private, and more particularly described as follows:

Type/Series : Honda TC/TMX1559

Denomination : Tricycle Chassis No. : KB503030690 Engine No. : KB509E036002

Year Model : 2009 Plate No. : QR6228

That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE (TRICYCLE) WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 147; Page No. 31; Book No. 58; Series of 2023 of the Notary Public VICENTE B. ANG, JR. of Davao City.

(MT-Jan. 20, 27 & Feb. 01, 2023)

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WAIVER OF INHERITANCE WITH DEED OF DONATION

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late JOSE LIM YAP, who died intestate on May 23, 1979 in Davao City; That the deceased at the time of his death is the registered owner of certain parcel of land covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-9423 more particularly described to wit: “A parcel of land, Lot 983-A, Psd-11-002386, being a portion of lot 983-A, Psd-41977, LRC Rec. No._____, situated in the Barrio of Balalan, Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Province of Davao del Sur, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR (185,674) SQUARE METERS more or less”.

That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described properties has been the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WAIVER OF INHERITANCE WITH DEED OF DONATION made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No.363; Page No. 74; Book No. 13; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public Atty. Angel E. Fernandez of Davao City.

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NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of the late Spouses RICARDO G. PERALTA and PACIANA FEROLIN PERALTA who died intestate on August 1, 2021 at Malita, Davao Occidental and August 18, 2001 at Malita, Davao Occidental, respectively; That the deceased Spouses Ricardo G. Peralta and Paciana Ferolin Peralta at the time of their respective deaths, leaving certain real properties with improvements thereon, to wit: TITLE NO. LOT NO. AREA TA-X DEC. NO. LOATION: 3579 2.9312 has A-08-0003-00111 Bolila, Malita, Dvo. Occ. T-24231 87-A 1,533 SQ. M. A-08-0001-00334 Pob. Malita, Dvo. Occ. T-24232 87-C 6.0973 Has.
-do15-B/3963 415 SQ. M.
-do-
515 SQ. M.
-do-
538 SQ. M.
258 SQ.
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A-08-0001-00335
A-08-0001-00715
3967
A-08-0001-00743
3940/C-1-B
A-08-0001-00800 -do3929
M.
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during the close and beginning of years. This festivity also involves the activities of cleaning homes and bathing of bodies that continues in China to this day. In agricultural producing regions of China, the Spring Festival is celebrated for the incoming warm weather and planting of crops. This year, 2023, the Lunar New Year is celebrated on January 22.

The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao and the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Davao Chapter’s invitation for the 2023 Chinese Spring Festival Party was a huge celebration participated in not only by the Chinese community in Davao City; but it was also graced with the presence of former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senator Bong Go, Mayor Sebastian Zimmerman Duterte and Vice Mayor Jay Melchor Quitain, Jr., among other VIPs. On hand to warmly welcome the guests were the friendly Chinese Consul General Li Lin and Madam Chiu Aiping.

The respected former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered a loudly applauded speech wherein he wished for stronger bonds among Filipinos and Chinese despite the “little wars” going on. He even wished for the China-Taiwan reunification “for the benefit of all Chinese found all over the world.” “I am glad to celebrate a fresh new start as we welcome the Chinese Spring Festival of the Lunar New Year with great enthusiasm and optimism….That we are here together shows the continuing deep bonds between the people of the Philippines and China…We welcome a New Year with hopes that the future holds more opportunities to work, cooperate and thrive even more together… The New Year comes at a time as we navigate the new realities and possibilities of our shared future in a post-pandemic world. Indeed, this auspicious day reminds us that our two nations are connected, more than ever, no matter what the circumstances. I am particularly happy to see the many activities our Filipino-Chinese communities have done in order to uplift the lives of our countrymen and enrich our cultural heritage as a nation….May the New Year bring more abundance and blessings for us all as we continue to move forward and face the

challenges ahead of us. As we welcome the Year of the Rabbit, let us all personify the values that it symbolizes: positivity, longevity and cleverness. Let these values guide us in our endeavors as we carry on with the rewarding task of nation-building and bring our countries to greater heights.”

Johnny Tan, the Chairman of the Board of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and IndustryDavao Chapter, also delivered his message saying, “We are happily gathered to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. It is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity. Our organization was established in 2009 with the goal to promote Philippine-China Trade and Investment, to support the City Government projects, and to respond to natural calamity and disaster relief operations. Our organization serves as a bridge between our two cultures like the Chinese Spring Festival and MidAutumn Festival to be celebrated in Davao City….

In the past decades, thanks to the excellent leadership of former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Vice President Sarah Duterte-Carpio, Davao City has become the most competitive, highly urbanized city, and one of the top contributors to the economic development of the Philippines. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to City Mayor Sebastian Duterte, his government team, and police task force for their combined efforts in maintaining the city’s stability, prosperity and development. The Davaoenos and the Filipino-Chinese communities are truly enjoying all these benefits.”

“The special relationship between China and Davao has long existed even before the Western Conquerors landed on our shores. Ours has been a mutually beneficial and peaceful trading of products and eventually, a sharing of cultures. The Philippine-China relations have only bettered through the years. Proof of this is that we have the biggest Chinatown territory in the whole of the country. The Davaoeno Filipino-Chinese community’s considerable contribution to the development of the City is both tangible and visible…May we be able to maintain this healthy relationship as we try to understand further and continue to share our different cultures and traditions as well as celebrate

Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated

Ilustre St., Davao City Tel # 224-1204; 222-6086

AUCTION SALE!

The DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. and NEW PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP will be having its JOINT AUCTION on all unredeemed pawned items left during the month of November 2022. The said items will be sold to the public at the following VENUE AND DATE.

Gipahibalo ang publiko na ang DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. og ang NEW PAGASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Nobyembre 2022. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

our respective uniqueness,” Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte said in his speech.

The Spring Fest Party was truly one big celebration of delicious Chinese cuisine and drinks, awards, raffle draws, angpao gift-giving, cultural performances from students of the Ateneo de Davao

University, Cor Jesu College and USEP, plus a Q&A portion on the subjects of China-Philippine Friendship and Chinese Spring Festival.

Here’s greeting the Chinese and ChineseFilipino residents of Davao City, “Xinnian Kuaile/ Gong Xi Fa Cai!”

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late EUFRAN AZARCON AVERGONZADO, who died INTESTATE on July 26, 2022, at Davao Regional Medical Center, Apokon, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

That the deceased at the time of his death left certain personal and real properties, described to wit:

Condominium Certificate of the Title – 146-2019001742

Avida Towers Davao Towers 2

Residential Floor : 12 Unit : 8 Unit Callout : 1208

Type : Studio

Area : 22.40 Square Meters

Nissan Navarra, Pick-up, Earth Brown, PUV, Plate No. LAB3915, with OR/CR No. 294663180

That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described properties has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 196; Page No. 41; Book No. XVII; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. CARLOS L. VALDEZ, JR. of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.

(MT-Jan. 6, 12 & 20, 2023)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF REAL PROPERTIES OF THE LATE BENJAMIN MAC BORDALBA

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late BENJAMIN MAC BORDALBA, who died intestate on May 24, 2022 at Davao City.

That the deceased at the time of his death, left TEN (10) parcels of land as his estate to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-35501, situated at Barangay 14, City of Davao, containing an area of Six Hundred Seventy Five (675) Square meters more or less; Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2019005233, Lot No. 22, Block No. 6, PLAN NO.: PCS-112402-005972, Portion of the consolidation-Subdivision of Lots 1346-A to Lot 1346-D, all of the PSD-112402-039790 and Lot 1413-B-1 & Lot 1413-B-2, Both of PSD11-052071, situated at Barangay Cabantian, City of Davao;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2019008462, Lot No. 23, Block No. 6, PLAN NO.: PCS-112402-005972, Portion of the consolidation-Subdivision of Lots 1346-A to Lot 1346-D, all of the PSD-112402-039790 and Lot 1413-B-1 & Lot 1413-B-2, Both of PSD11-052071, situated at Barangay Cabantian, City of Davao;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2015008956, A parcel of land (Lot 2, PCS-11-002639, Being a Portion of Lot 1373-A-1-B; A-1-C, PSD-112402-031441 & LOT 1373-A-1-A-4-B, PSD-11-053190), situated in the Barrio of Indangan, City of Davao, containing an area of Five Hundred (500) Square Meters more or less.

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2012014423, A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-G of the Subdivision Plan Psd-35068, Being a portion of Lot B-27-A-10, Described On Plan PSD-30914, GLRO, REC. No. 15086), Situated in the City of Davao, containing an area of Seven Hundred Four (704) Square Meters, more or less;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2013008101 A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-F-2, PSD-11-075438, Being a portion of Lot B-27-A-19-F, PCS-35068, Situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao; Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2013008102 A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-F-4, PSD-11-075438, Being a portion of Lot B-27-A-19-F, PCS-35068, Situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2013008103 A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-F-3, PSD-11-075438, Being a portion of Lot B-27-A-19-F, PCS-35068, Situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2013008104 A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-F-5, PSD-11-075438, Being a portion of Lot B-27-A-19-F, PCS-35068, Situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao;

Transfer Certificate of Title No. 146-2014000505 A parcel of land (Lot B-27-A-19-F-6, PSD-11-075438, Being a portion of Lot b-27-A-19-F, PSD-35068), Situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao. That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described property has been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF REAL PROPERTIES OF THE LATE BENJAMIN MAC BORDALBA, made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 400; Page No. 41; Book No. XIII; Series of 2022; of the Notary Public DAVE Y. LAO of Davao City. (MT- Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2023)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF PROPERTIES OF THE LATE CATALINA SO TEJANO

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late CATALINA SO TEJANO, widow, who died intestate no November 03, 2021 at San Pedro Hospital of Davao City, Inc. That the deceased at the time of her death left the following real and personal properties as her estate:

REAL PROPERTIES

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 142-2011008307, Lot & Survey No.: 2570 PLS-70, Situated at the Brgy. Bo. Union, Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao del Norte, containing an area of SIXTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY ONE (66,841) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-8115, Lot & Survey No. 3590 PLS-3, Cds No. N-30, Cad No. N-288, situated at the Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao; containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED (400) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-80276, Lot & Survey No. 3586 PLS-3, Cds No. N-30, Cad. No. N-288, situated at the Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao de Oro, containing an area of THREE HUNDRED NINETY NINE SQUARE METERS & EIGHTY FIVE (399.85) SQUARE DECIMETERS;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-43646, Lot & Survey No. 3035, PLS-3 Cds No. N-30, Cad No. N-288, situated at the Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao, containing an area of EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY TWO SQUARE METERS AND TEN (822.10) SQUARE DECIMETERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-67885, Lot & Survey No. 3948 PLS-2, Cds N-30, Cad N-288, situated at the Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao, containing an area of SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT (798) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-253411 Lot & Survey No. 141-C-5-B-2-C-2-B-8, Psd-11-048308 being a portion of Lot 141-C-5-B-2-C-2-B, Psd-11-010981, situated in the Barrio of Agdao, City of Davao, containing an area of SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE (771) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-122521 Lot & Survey No. Lot 1102-B-4-S-2-A, Psd-11023245 being a portion of Lot 1102-B-4-S-2, Psd-11-002323, Situated at the Municipality of Tagum, Province of Davao, containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-127163 Lot & Survey No. Lot 1102-B-4-S-2-C, Psd-11023245 being a portion of Lot 1102-B-4-S-2, Psd-11-002323, Situated at the Municipality of Tagum, Province of Davao, containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-122506 Lot & Survey No. Lot 1102-B-4-S-2-B, Psd-11023245 being a portion of Lot 1102-B-4-S-2, Psd-11-002323, Situated at the Municipality of Tagum, Province of Davao, containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) SQUARE METERS, more or less;

PERSONAL PROPERTIES

Savings Deposit in METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST CO. Account No. 095-3-09551092-3

Savings Deposit in LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES Account No. 3391-0516-9

SHARES OF STOCKS in WANSE CO., INC. SEC Registration No. CS200324772 Date of Registration Dec. 30, 2003;

That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the abovementioned described properties has been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF PROPERTIES OF THE LATE CATALINA SO TEJANO, made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 223; Page No. 046; Book No. XIII; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. DAVE Y. LAO of Davao City. (MT- Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2023)

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The Chinese Spring Fest Celebration in Davao

THE Chinese New Year 2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit starting from January 22, 2023, and ending in February 9, 2024. The recently celebrated Spring Festival of the Chinese Consulate General in Davao led by Consul General Li Lin and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Davao City headed by Chairman Johnny Tan and President Eric Tan held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel last January 14 refers to the same festival commonly known as the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Spring Festival is held annually in China and in Chinese communities all over the globe. It dates back to the beginning of the Shang Dynasty about 4000 years ago. The Spring Festival is a tradition of respect to ancestors and gods

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TRADITIONAL Dragon Dance CHINESE Consul General Li Lin, officers and members of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry pose for a picture with former Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, Sen. Bong Go, Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte and Honeylet Avancena (L-R): Archt. Michael E. Dakudao, Madam Chiu Aiping, Consul Hong Ming CHAIRMAN of the Board of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Johnny Tan TRIBAL dance performance of students of Cor Jesu College WUSHU athletes of Ateneo de Davao