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MAYOR SARA Duterte is joined by Davao City Police Office director Col. Kirby John Kraft and Task Force Davao commander Col. Consolito Yecla during the flag-raising at City Hall grounds followed by a thanksgiving mass at San Pedro Cathedral during the opening of the 84th Araw ng Dabaw on March 1. The rest of the activities will be conducted online until March 3. BING GONZALES

Misplaced fear • PRRD: China-made vaccines ‘backed by science’ BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged the public to set aside their fears over getting vaccinated with vaccines made in China, claiming these are “backed by science and deliberated by Filipino health experts.” At the arrival ceremo- manufactured by China- vital, asking them to be nies on Sunday for China’s based Sinovac, Duterte vaccinated at the soonest donation of 600,000 doses said cooperation in putting possible time to stem the of Coronavac, the vaccine an end to the pandemic is spread of the disease.

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“With the entire nation’s support, I am confident we will claim victory over this pandemic. Let us demonstrate unity in our shared task of nationbuilding,” he said at the

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Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. He also reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines must be treated as a global public good, making them available to all so that no

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one will be left to suffer the ravages of the pandemic, since the comprehensive global recovery “hinges on equal and easy access” to the vaccines. ( / MISPLACED / 4) mindanaotimes


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A MAN bikes past the seemingly deserted San Pedro square during the opening of the Araw ng Dabaw celebration on Monday. This is the second year where the city celebrated the founding anniversary without physical activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. BING GONZALES

4 missing IP parents return home

DAVAO CITY – The four missing parents belonging to an indigenous peoples (IP) community have safely returned to their village in the Davao del Norte town of Talaingod, the Police Regional Office in Region XI said Friday. The parents – identified themselves as police offic- PRO-XI spokesperson, said as Maymay Anlomon, Bo- ers. (Related story here) they received a call Friday tigon Mandacawan, Loring “Obviously, these four morning from Bae Pilar Suladlaron, and Gumonoy parents were lured into Libayao, the Indigenous Ilayao – were among the believing they would be People Mandatory Repreeight Ata-Manobo parents reunited with their children sentative (IPMR) of Talainfrom Talaingod who were in Cebu when they were god town, informing them supposed to accompany taken by persons who dis- that the four parents have the police to Cebu City to guised themselves as police already returned home. rescue their children. officers. I can only surmise “They are currently Last week, Philippine that this is part of desperate under the custody of the National Police (PNP) chief moves by the communist tribal leaders,” Gultiano Gen. Debold Sinas said front organizations to evade told Philippine News Agenthey learned that the parents charges of serious illegal cy in an interview. were taken by members detention and child exploiThe four parents are of communist rebel front tation,” Sinas said. now undergoing debriefing groups who introduced Maj. Eudisan Gultiano, ( / 4 MISSING / 4)

Enough share of COVID-19 vax for GenSan, other areas assured GENERAL SANTOS CITY – This city and other areas in Mindanao will not be left out in the national government’s vaccination program for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is expected to start in the coming days. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles gave this assurance here on Saturday in the wake of the scheduled delivery Sunday of the first batch of Sinovac Biotech’s vaccines committed by the Chinese government.

Nograles said he will make sure that the city, which was earlier identified as among the pilot areas in the country for the COVID-19 vaccination, and the rest of Mindanao, will get their fair share of the vaccines. He urged local government units (LGUs) in the area to help convince the public about the importance of the vaccines and getting properly inoculated. He lamented there are still many people who are

having doubts about the COVID-19 vaccines mainly due to fears about their safety. “It is the only way for us right now to protect our families and communities from this disease,” he told reporters. Nograles, who was here for the city’s 82nd foundation anniversary and culmination of the week-long 32nd Kalilangan Festival, advised LGUs to also scale up their preparations for the rollout of the vaccines.

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App tags COVID-positive persons BARMM ships relief DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – The city government has launched the Safe Davao QR (DQR) mobile application, which is equipped with a new feature that notifies an individual that he or she is “blocked” from entering business establishments or private offices for testing positive of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DQR mobile application, which is available for download via Google Play Store for Android and Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad users, allows individuals to scan the QR codes of business establishments and private offices upon entry for

contact-tracing. Lemuel Ortonio, head of the city’s Human Resource Management Office, told MindaNews on Friday that this app feature could detect individuals who have been tagged by contact tracers as active COVID-19 cases in the system once they use it to scan the QR codes of the establishments. This latest feature is also available to the phone scanners of business establishments and private offices for the purpose of “blocking” an individual, but his or her status will not be revealed, according to Ortonio. “For those who have

been tagged as positive, upon scanning by establishments, his status will not be shown, just a prompt that he is not allowed entry… As to whether they are free to move around, no. Technically, once positive, they are supposed to be in the isolation facility. This means that the tagging or blocking feature for positive cases is only an additional feature. DQR is mainly for contact-tracing,” he said. He said the development team is continuously working on improving the “blocking system,” including the plan to block individuals who are supposed to be on a 14-day mandatory home quarantine.

“The blocking for those currently in quarantine is being worked out by our DQR web development team in coordination with our City Information and Technology Center,” he added. Ortonio said the development team has also updated the information in the DQR system’s push notification, which now includes the place, date and time where the individuals have encountered an index case. He said the contact tracing efforts have significantly improved with the full implementation of the DQR system.

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aid to 'Auring' victims in Tandag

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has sent relief goods to Tandag City's Muslim residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Auring, regional officials said Saturday. Cargo trucks loaded with 5,500 relief goods consisting of food and non-food items left this city Friday morning, Interior and Local Government Minister Naguib Sinar-

imbo said. “We empathize with our fellow men and women affected by Typhoon Auring, especially in Northern Mindanao, because we know how difficult it was when you are displaced by natural calamities,” Sinarimbo said. He said they have identified about 200 Muslim families in the area who were affected by the typhoon. "We are conducting direct

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MinDA urges LGUs to lead cattle production program SEC makes payments easy with online portal MANILA – Paying registration and other transaction fees in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now faster, more convenient, and secure with the launch of the corporate securities regulator’s online payment system on March 1. The newly developed SEC Payment Portal is a web-based system that allows for the payment of registration and other transaction fees, as well as penalties, online using debit and credit cards, digital wallets, and other cashless payment options. “With the SEC Payment Portal, corporations and other stakeholders can conveniently and securely pay registration and other fees anytime and anywhere,” SEC chairperson Emilio Aquino said. Aquino said the online payment system is among the initiatives under the Commission’s ongoing digital transformation aimed at further improving the ease of doing business in the country.

The transacting public may access the SEC Payment Portal through the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.ph/apps/ payment-portal/home. To proceed, clients only need to enter the reference number provided in the payment assessment form issued by the SEC, select a payment option, then provide the required information. To ensure payments made through the SEC Payment Portal are secure, clients will receive a one-time pin in the mobile phone numbers linked to their bank accounts or digital wallets. Once the payment goes through, the system will generate an electronic official receipt, which clients will also receive through email. The SEC Payment Portal currently accepts debit and credit cards powered by Visa, Mastercard and JCB, as well as PayMaya wallets. Other payment options will be available soon. Meanwhile, the Com-

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DAVAO CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is urging local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao, especially populous provinces, to lead the region's cattle production program to ensure sufficient meat supply for their constituents. In a statement Sunday, steers and culled cows to MinDA Secretary Emma- be sourced from Australia nuel Piñol said the cattle or other cattle-producing production program, which countries would be fed for is supported by the Develop- 100 days before these are ment Bank of the Philippines slaughtered for meat. A com(DBP) through low-interest ponent of the cattle fattening loans, aims to establish cat- project is a modern abattoir tle breeding and fattening which would process the projects in each of the 29 fattened cattle into marketprovinces of Mindanao. ready products,” he said. “The cattle fattening The cattle breeding proproject involves the estab- ject, Piñol said, would involve lishment of feedlots where the upgrading of the local

stocks of cattle through artificial insemination using semen from outstanding breeds. “It would also include the procurement of heifers or cows for local breeding to increase the cattle population in Mindanao,” he said. Piñol said MinDA will integrate the cattle production program with its sorghum development program which will provide the needed silage. “Initially, the program which is expected to start production in two years, would aim to fill the local beef requirements then gradually

Surigao Sur town to open tourist destinations March 1 BUTUAN CITY – After nearly a year of temporary closure due to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the local government unit (LGU) of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur is set to open its tourist destinations starting March 1. “This move is yet another attempt at reviving and revitalizing the tourism industry and economy in Hinatuan,

which has been severely affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” the LGU said in a statement Saturday (Feb. 27). Mayor Shem G. Garay's executive order on Friday allowed tourists from all over the country to visit popular local destinations such as the Enchanted River and other beach and rock island resorts.

Garay's directive only requires tourists and visitors to present a medical certificate and valid identification card upon entry to the municipality. The LGU also encouraged tourists and visitors to have pre-bookings for a maximum of two nights in any local accommodation establishments issued with

LBP opens ATM and CDM Center DAMULOG, Bukidnon (PIA)—The Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) recently launched in Damulog, Bukidnon its first-ever offsite Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and Cash Deposit Machine (CDM) Center in Mindanao. LandBank Don Carlos Branch Head Grace C. De Leon and Damulog town

Mayor Melino L. Buro led the official inaugural ceremony of the said banking facility that will cater to communities in the southern part of Bukidnon and North Cotabato areas, as well as other municipalities under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

increase the number of cattle in the program to supply the big cities in the Visayas and Luzon,” he added. Piñol said Lanao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, and North Cotabato have signified intention to join the program. “On Tuesday (March 2), I will personally present the program to Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan to complete the number of pilot provinces needed for the program. Each of the provinces will start with an initial 1,000 steers or culled cows to be fattened,” he added. (PNA)

“This ATM and CDM Center aims to further strengthen LandBank’s presence in the unbanked and underserved municipalities by offering access to innovative and convenient banking services,” De Leon said. She said the ATM and CDM Center was established through the support

of the local government unit (LGU) which constructed the building that houses the terminals and granted free use of space and utility provision for the next 20 years. As of 15 February 2021, LandBank has a total of 2,316 ATMs and 168 CDMs nationwide. For more updates,

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Damulog Mayor Melino L. Buro (7th from left) and LandBank Don Carlos branch head Grace C. De Leon (sixth from left) lead the official inauguration of the first-ever LandBank offsite ATM and Cash Deposit Machine Center in Mindanao. (LBP)

a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) by the Department of Tourism (DOT). As of Friday (Feb. 26), Hinatuan had only three active cases out of the 46 confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded since the pandemic started in March last year. The town has tallied at least 39 recoveries and four deaths. (PNA)

PH banking system key to economic recovery: Diokno MANILA – The Philippines’ banking system has proven its resiliency several times and the current pandemic is not an exemption, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said. In his speech during The Manila Times virtual economic forum on Friday, Diokno said the domestic banking system remains sound and stable amid the virus-induced pandemic. He said the sector’s performance is among the key factors why the economy is expected to recover this year. The other factors are the quarter-on-quarter gross domestic product (GPD) improvement in the last quarter of 2020, better business and consumer outlooks, withintarget inflation, ample domestic liquidity, robust external payments position, and manageable fiscal deficit. Diokno said domestic financial institutions’ capital

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“At the end of the day, as I repeatedly said, no one is safe until everyone is safe,” he said. He assured the public that the government is doing all it can to ensure a timely roll-out of the mass inoculation program to reopen the country. The President had earlier declined to place the entire country under the modified general community quarantine, which is the least restrictive form of quarantine classification, pending the arrival of the vaccines. He said more batches of vaccines are expected to arrive in the country. “The delivery of this first batch will serve as a guarantee to everyone that we are taking a big step in our efforts to overcome this health crisis,” he said. He encouraged the public to continue observing health and safety protocols even after getting inoculated. The President said he plans to visit China at the end of the year when the pandemic is put under control to personally thank Chinese President Xi Jinping. Secretary Carlito Galvez, Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID 19 and “vaccine czar,” said the government highly appre-

ciates the swift shipment of vaccines despite China’s limited supply and logistical challenges and for coming to the country’s aid during the health crisis. He said the government expects the cases in the country will decrease, which will allow more economic activities. He said the roll-out will officially start at the Philippine General Hospital and other hospitals in the country on Monday. As of 6:08 p.m. on Sunday, Davao City Health Office (CHO) acting head Dr. Ashley Lopez has not responded on when the vaccines will arrive in the city. As of February 27, the Department of HealthDavao Region reported 37 new cases, bringing the total cases to 19,921, with 1,519 active, 17,563 recoveries, and 839 deaths in the region. Out of the total, Davao City, which reported the highest COVID-19 cases in Mindanao, tallied 13,056 cases, with 813 active, 11,612 recoveries, and 633 deaths. Davao de Oro reported 1,146 cases, Davao del Norte with 2,945, Davao del Sur with 1,334, Davao Occidental with 211, and Davao Oriental with 1,229. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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at the Tribal Center of Talaingod, she said. Based on a report of the PRO-11 Office of the Deputy Regional Director for Operations (ODRDO)-End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC), the said parents went to the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Center in this city on Feb. 19 after learning of the Feb. 15 rescue operation in Cebu City. The parents went to Haran to check the condition of their children, the report said. However, it said the parents denied the report that they were taken against their will by unidentified personalities who disguised themselves as police officers. “Maybe due to fear, or they were coached by personalities of Haran not to divulge any personalities therein. According to them, they decided to go back to Talaingod after they learned that their children are already at the quarantine facility of Talaingod,” the report said. The police report added that the parents were hesitant to talk and that only Maymay Anlomon would respond to police queries while the others would bow their heads low and only gave short answers. “Subject parents know in the beginning that it was the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO) and Philippine National Police (PNP) who will bring back the minors to Talaingod. It is just baffling why they went to Haran as they claimed,” the report added. Gultiano, on the other

He reiterated that the vaccination will prioritize the health and medical frontliners since they are once at greater risk of exposure and considered as the “first line of defense” of communities against the disease. Nograles said most LGUs have completed the masterlist of the priority individuals and are only waiting for the arrival of the vaccines. “Hopefully, the other vaccines like Pfizer and AstraZeneca will also be delivered soon so we can go full-scale with the vaccination program,” he said.

hand, said the parents managed to visit their children, who are still in quarantine. Some six parents earlier traveled to Cebu City to accompany their rescued children back to Davao. Of the 13 Manobo children rescued in Cebu City, only six managed to return to Davao on Feb. 21 with their parents after the Children’s Legal Bureau canceled the travel of the other seven because they were not accompanied by their parents. However, social workers from Cebu and Davao, with the tribal leaders, worked together to bring the children to Davao, where they could supposedly meet their parents. The children were among the 19 minors from different parts of Mindanao who were brought to Cebu City by members of the now-defunct Salugpongan school, purportedly to undergo alternative learning. Authorities, however, said the children were undergoing some form of radicalization and revolutionary warfare indoctrination. The rescue resulted in the arrest of seven suspects who are now facing charges of violation of kidnapping with serious illegal detention and trafficking in persons. Sinas said the investigation showed that the minors were brought to the UCCP Haran Center in Davao City in 2018 by a Salugpongan teacher only known as “Michelle.” They were then transferred to Cebu City without the knowledge and consent of the parents. (PNA)

Nograles graced the simple wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of the city’s founder, Gen. Paulino Santos, and the culmination of its foundation anniversary celebration and Kalilangan Festival on Saturday afternoon. The local government shifted anew to the digital celebration of the annual festival due to the pandemic. He lauded the city for pushing through with the festival and finding innovative ways to celebrate its rich culture and traditions under the new normal. (PNA)

APP... (from page 2) “With the use of DQR, we have expanded even more the capability of our contacttracing team in reaching out to more people who could have been in close contact with a positive case. It has been made easier now as the contact tracing team does not need to call one-by-one the casual contacts such as F2 and F3,” he said. As of February 25, DOH-Davao reported 175 new cases, bringing the total to 19,812, with 1,657 active

ones, 17,325 recoveries, and 830 deaths in the region. Of the total, Davao City, which reported the highest COVID-19 incidence in Mindanao, tallied 12,999 cases, with 852 active ones, 11,519 recoveries, and 628 deaths. Davao de Oro reported 1,133 cases, Davao del Norte 2,921, Davao del Sur 1,326, Davao Occidental 211, and Davao Oriental 1,222. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)


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Supply issue delays AstraZeneca vax arrival in PH: DOH MANILA – AstraZenaca's vaccine arrival to the Philippines will be delayed for another week amid issues of global supply, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Sunday. "Mayroon lang balita kasi na hindi matutuloy dahil nga ang sabi ng WHO (World Health Organization) nagkaka-problema sila sa supply so maaantala daw ng isang linggo (There is news that the expected delivery will not push through because of problems on supply according to WHO so it will be delayed)," he said in an interview with staterun PTV-4 at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City. "Although kinonfirm nila kahapon na darating bukas ng 12:50 pero kanina tumanggap kami ng komunikasyon na nagsasabi [na] hindi daw matutuloy, baka isang linggo pa (While the WHO confirmed yesterday about its arrival, we received official communication saying it will be postponed, maybe for another week)," he added. The Philippines was supposed to receive some 525,600 doses of coronavirus shots manufactured by AstraZeneca under COVAX Facility, a WHO-led mechanism to ensure fair vaccine access, especially for low to middle-income countries. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. earlier said Manila is eligible to get free vaccines for at least 15 percent of its population under said facility. Meanwhile, despite calls for him to be the first to be inoculated to boost vaccine confidence among the public, President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday insisted to wait for his physician’s advice on which vaccine brand to get. In a press conference during the arrival of the initial 600,000 doses of China-made Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines donated by China to the Philippines, Duterte aid he could not receive the said vaccine because it is not recommended for senior citizens. Duterte turns 76 on March 28. “Kami yung mga 70 (Us aged 70), we have to be careful. Ako naman may doktor ako sarili (I have my own doctor). She thinks that another brand, I will not mention it, 'yun nalang ang hihintayin niya, hihintayin

ko (that’s what she’s waiting for, that’s what I’m waiting for). I cannot just (opt for) out of the box vaccine simply because I have to take care of my age,” he said. He, however, assured the public that he will indeed get vaccinated with his preferred vaccine brand to show that it is safe and effective. “Alam mo (You know), in the matter of getting the vaccine, it is to my advantage. It is to my self-interest that I should get one, no doubt about it. As to what brand, 'yan ang problema (that’s the problem) because it is left to the sound discretion of my doctor,” he added. Meanwhile, he also told Vice President Leni Robredo, who earlier asked him to get vaccinated first, to go get jabs herself. "Siya man ang apurado, siya ang mauna (She’s the one in a rush, she should go first). Ako (Me), I cannot just decide. She's young, I am not. I have to defer to my doctor. But I said on the matter of getting the vaccine, it is my self-preservation will be at issue. Kailangan ko magpabakuna (I need to get vaccinated),” he said. He said getting a vaccine would benefit him as his job requires him to meet a lot of people here and abroad. “Ano bang problema nila sa bakuna? Talagang magpabakuna naman ako (What’s their problem with the vaccine? I’m really going to get vaccinated). If I do not want to die and get COVID, I should get one, I go around a lot. I meet so many people on any given trip outside. Bakit dadramahin pa yung sinong mauna. Ako magpabakuna, ang problema ko ang doktor ko may hinihintay (Why do they have to make a drama out of who goes first. I’m going to get vaccinated, my problem is I’m still waiting for my doctor’s advice),” he said. On Feb. 22, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President prefers to get inoculated with a vaccine developed by state-run pharmaceutical company Sinopharm. He said Duterte is qualified to receive vaccine shots from Sinopharm under the compassionate use license since he is the commander-in-chief of the military.

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MANILA – Justice Menardo Guevarra has assured that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be fair and impartial in looking into the alleged misencounter between members of the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last week. Guevarra said the NBI’s sole agency to investigate dent.” impartiality in similar inves- the shooting incident near On Wednesday night, tigations in the past was a the Ever Gotesco mall along personnel of the Quezon testament to its credibility. Commonwealth Ave. in Qu- City Police District special “The NBI will go any- ezon City on Feb. 24. operations launched a drug where its investigation will In a statement, Presi- buy-bust at a fast-food chain lead it. We’ve seen this many dential Spokesperson Harry parking lot when they found times before, more recently in Roque said separate investi- out they were transacting with the case of the tapioca ship- gations by the joint join panel PDEA agents. ment containing shabu. That’s formed by the PNP and PDEA The botched undercover why the President (Rodrigo to probe the incident will no drug bust led to a gunfight that Duterte) trusts the agency,” longer proceed. killed two policemen, a PDEA Guevarra told reporters on Roque said Duterte’s lat- agent, and a PDEA informant. Sunday. est directive was meant to Four PDEA agents were O n F r i d a y, D u t e r t e “ensure impartiality on the also wounded in the shootout. ordered the NBI to be the Quezon City shootout inci- (PNA)

Sara wants to focus on raising her kids: PRRD

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte has no plans of being his successor in 2022 because she wants to focus on raising her three children. In a press conference in Pasay City, Duterte said Sara told him that she would not rush herself into running for the country’s highest post anytime soon. “Si Sara ayaw because

may anak kasi yan tatlo. Maliliit pa. Gusto niya na magfocus muna siya sa family. Sabi niya sa akin, marami pa namang panahon (Sara doesn’t want to run because she has three kids who are still young. She wants to focus on her family. She told me that there’s still much time),” Duterte said. While speaking to him, he said Sara even borrowed his own quote: “She used my favorite

statement. Sabi niya, kung gusto rin ng Diyos maging presidente ako kagaya ng sa iyo, magiging presidente ako (She said, if God wants me to be president like you, I’ll be president).” Duterte went on to say that the presidency is “a gift from God.” He said Sara does not want to run for president because after her term, she would have

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You can't always get what you want YESTERDAY, a batchmate sent us a bunch of photos that showed the arrival of vaccines from China and the ceremonial program surrounding it. My initial reaction that at last, things were finally looking up for everyone in the country, hit a pause when my newsfeed also began showing opposite reactions to the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines. This time from some people whom I know. Of course, I have been aware that these adverse views regarding the subject of vaccines had been around for a long time. However, I have never really paid them any mind. Once, I checked the veracity of a particular anti-vaxx post going around, to discover that it had come from a totally disgruntled Trumpite, so I left the matter as it was from then on. I said, no politics for me if I could avoid it, and just focus on something else. During another instance, in a group chat with former classmates, a brief rumor went around that there were already smuggled vaccines for some people. True or not, it didn't mean anything really. What piqued me more had been the reaction from a fil-am when he heard that: only in the Philippines. However, in the case of those whom I know Correspondents:

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are actively against the immediate administering of the vaccine, I have only three things to say: First, always provide irrefutable proof (not hearsay) of what you are trying to put across the table. As an example, if you want to proclaim on social media that there are more deaths being caused by the vaccines than by the covid virus itself, prove it and show credible numbers and sources. Simple enough, if you likewise insist that there is a conspiracy, prove it. As with everything else, anything that cannot be proven is therefore confined to either hypothesis, assumptions, or Layout Artists:

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worst, lies. Second, while it is true that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, crying wolf can never be an exercise of one's freedom of expression. The fact that it fails to take into consideration its impact on other people, makes you irresponsible. In reality, that may be what you are actually announcing to the world out there. Deepest still, what could be the hidden reason behind your shoutouts then, attention? This brings me to the third and last point. Who benefits from all these? Are you trying to be an "influencer", that novel assignment that has become popular in social media these days? For the big stars of this new job title, I hear it's quite a money magnet. In a nutshell, try to start everything by being doubly sure that you can back whatever you wish to say with solid PROOF. Start your week however you want, but thing is, be mindful of opinions that may significantly impact others. So, be responsible. More important, never ever start your week with a lie, or by specifically spreading lies, because if that were a virus, any truth vaccine for that matter, may be very difficult to make. A lie can mutate faster than anything, covid included.


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Our colonial mentality still exists YESTERDAY, March 1, was the first day of the celebration of Fire Prevention Month nationwide. As we wrote this column middle of the morning yesterday we did not hear any breaking news of fire incidents in Davao City. Ironically in the past years, the Fire Prevention Month was usually opened with some kind of fiery welcome either during the first day or days after. Of course, we are not wishing that this would again happen. We are fervently hoping that with our experiences in the past years, people would learn to be more careful and observant to the maximum of all the safety measures necessary to prevent any disastrous fire to happen. As many say, “An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. Simply put, if everyone is careful in everything he or she does, it is unlikely that incidents that would lead us to perdition would be avoided and that we too, could escape being blamed by anyone for any disaster happening in his or her life. We can only hope that this whole month of March 2021 will truly be a fire prevention month and that no disastrous fire incident will ever happen in the next 30 days and for the rest of the year. **************************** Last Sunday late afternoon, the first shipment of the vaccine being anticipated to stop the continuation of the CoViD 19 pandemic, arrived in the Philippines. The shipment contains some 600 thousand doses of vaccine from Sinovac, a donation from the Chinese government. It is manufactured in China and unlike other donations made by the Chinese government to other countries, it was delivered to the Philippines using a Chinese airplane. All donations made by China to other countries were actually picked up by the recipient government at their own expense. Critics of the administration still insist that the vaccine is not of the quality to effectively control the virus because it is reported only to have a 50 percent efficacy rate and that the Philippine government seems to have a

degree of bias in favor of the Chinese product than those coming from western countries. There are also those who insisted that the donation is in exchange for the Philippines’ giving some sovereignty concession on certain territorial assets of the country to China. They are even insinuating that the present administration is allowing Chinese control over certain islands in the West Philippine sea. This despite the assurance made by the President that no such concession has ever been offered in exchange for the vaccine donation and that China did not demand anything from the Philippines. Well, it is clear that the administration critics’ line has betrayed their pro-American sentiment that even in the choice of vaccines that they want to be procured by the Philippines must be those coming from either the United States or European countries. Somehow. The critics continue to live in the notion that anything Asian is of low quality and less effective or durable than Western products. What a travesty! How could these critics have very low regard for the capability of Asians and the products made by them? Yet, they are among those who immediately lay claim to the ethnic origin of Asians when they

shine in whatever field they pursue in the Western countries. Yes, how long was it when we Filipinos were quick to claim the ethnic origin of a youthful engineer who is part of a team that made the sending of an unmanned vehicle to the planet Mars successful? We praised the guy in high heavens saying that his fate is more than an extraordinary achievement. Yet, the guy was schooled and raised in the United States. So, giving him the accolade is more than an admission that we believe in the capability of Asians be they Filipino or Chinese and other Asian nationalities. But how come these critics of the administration so despise the quality of the Chinese manufactured vaccine even as it has been certified by the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration? Would they prefer that we Filipinos continue to be slaves of Western colonizers and be instruments of their influence instead of helping our fellow Asian nations form a block that the Westerners cannot easily bully around and rob of their own dignity as nations? What is funny is that the critics do not trust the Chinese-made vaccine and expressed a strong preference for Western manufactured inoculants. Yet, somehow, they have not much effort to help Filipinos with scientific inclinations to even just pursue projects that could lead to the discovery and production of our own vaccine. Instead, the critics’ pre-occupation is devoted to finding faults and weaknesses in every government move to address the present crisis and connect them to other issues that would make the government appear totally inutile in doing its responsibility. Imagine in the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Covaxs facility’s failure to make good its commitment to deliver some 500 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine they still want to heap the blame on our government? It is an issue of lack of supply so it is clearly the supplier’s fault. After all how many nations are vying to lock in the vaccines for their use compared to the capacity of the manufacturers to produce?

Mindanaw and Sulu Cinema as Postcolonial Critique (2) 2nd of six parts New Wave Indie movement A number of salient films that perpetuate the crude and exotic renderings of Mindanaw and Sulu have continued with the rise of the New Wave Indie Movement in the middle of 2000s. This movement is conscious and replete with the shape of national cinema that it envisions as it aims for a more inclusive cinema that is not only focused on Metro Manila and its adjacent provinces. Danny Anoñuevo’s Rekrut, 2010, a Cinemalaya competition film that is loosely inspired by the perturbing Jabidah massacre, tells the story of an elite group of young recruits formed by the national government for a special operation in Sabah. The film is heavily criticized for its contrived and topsy-turvy script that is evidently lacking in empirical nuances on history and politics. Two other Cinemalaya films that depict the picturesque and postcardlike Mindanaw and Sulu are K’na the Dreamweaver, 2014, and Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma, 2018. Ida Anita del Mundo’s K’na dramatizes a folk story in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato about a young woman anointed to be a dream weaver at the expense of her one great love. The film appears like a costume tragedy fossilizing the Tboli’s cultures and lifeworlds. K’na the Dreamweaver, despite being questioned for its indigenous pageantry, won the Best Production Design and Special Jury Prize awards at the 10th Cinemalaya Film Festival in 2014. Iar Lionel Arondaing’s Musmos na Sumibol sa Gubat ng Digma, 2018, recounts the coming-of-age story of three children who found solace inside the forest to save themselves from the violence caused by the culture of rido. Shot entirely in Palawan, Arondaing’s film depicts the effects of the inter-familial disputes among innocent children in Marawi. In 2015, Chuck Gutierrez directed Iisa, a full-length narrative film that narrates the typhoon Pablo aftermath in

COMMENTARY JAY JOMAR F. QUINTOS Andap, New Bataan, Compostella Valley. It portrays how the different establishments, institutions, and structures of the State and the society contribute to the oppression on the marginalized sectors amid natural disasters. Skillfully penned by Arnel Mardoquio, it offers critiques on the underground movement and the revolutionary justice that it seeks. However, it seems to focus on the Christianized characters that lead to the erasure of the Indigenous Peoples and Lumad elements. The ending of the film has also been questioned, especially its directorial stance towards the continuing war between the New Peoples Army and Armed Forces of the Philippines. Iisa competed at the QCinema International Film Festival. Two films by Kapampangan filmmaker Brillante Mendoza that competed in various local and international film festivals have also featured Mindanaw and Sulu. First is Thy Womb, 2012, a film about the paradoxical life of a Sama Dilaut midwife named Shaleha, played brilliantly by Philippine Cinema’s Superstar Nora Aunor, who struggles with infertility that results in her husband’s remarriage and eventual severing from the remaining ties they have. Thy Womb’s ethnographic details of Tawi-Tawi are quite incisive but despite these, several flaws and inconsistencies are evident in the film such as the title’s allusion to the Christian doctrine and the sentimental narrative that twisted the marriage pattern in the social realm of the Sama Dilaut. Mendoza’s second full-length that features Mindanaw and Sulu is the ambitious and apparently propaganda film

Mindanao, 2019. It tells the story of Saima, a mother who takes care of her cancer-stricken daughter while she waits for her husband Malang, who joined a military operation against “rebels” in Mamapasano. These two narrative strands on pathological and socio-political cancer are linked by the animated story of Rajah and Sulayman, which was inspired by the pre-Islamic lore Indarapatra and Sulayman. The film is commendable for its competent ensemble of actors, Judy Ann Santos, for example, portrays a heartfelt performance as the strong-willed yet grieving Saima. But despite this strong point, Mindanao is frustratingly flawed with massive shortcomings, such as the rendering of Rajah and Sulayman as Muslims misrepresents the pre-Islamic epic of Indarapatra and Sulayman that should exemplify ancient Hindu cultures and polities. The title Mindanao also perpetuates the dominant ideologies against Mindanaw and Sulu, especially that it affirms the illusory unity of the viewer about the Island-Region being a site of war and violence. While the aforementioned films from cultural outsiders have garnered various accolades from local (usually Metro Manila-based) and international power-generated institutions, their colonial gazes and renderings are still counterproductive in the material history of Mindanaw and Sulu Cinema. Misrepresentations in cinema maintain the status quo and ruling establishments, and more conspicuously, promote corruption at the level of cultural capital. (This essay is part of the introduction to the anthology The Invisibility of the Visible: Emancipated Mindanaw and Sulu in Philippine Cinema, funded and published by the University of the Philippines Mindanao. It will be released in 2021. Jay Jomar F. Quintos is associate professor of Philippine studies and literature at the University of the Philippines)


TUESDAY, MARCH 2021 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,02, 2016

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a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan Gipahibalo ang tanan na nga angnag-expired FIRST sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanan prenda COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan ibaligya sa publiko karong PEBRERO 16, 2021 sa nga9:00 nag-expired alas sa buntag. sa bulan sa MAYO 2015.

Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 16 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

DAVAO FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP

#47 Lao St., Toril, Davao City Tel. No. 295-2460

9GEMS Pawnshop Inc. Egger Bldg., Matina Crossing Davao City Tel. No. (082) 285-7069

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE A L L PAW N E D I T E M S EXPIRED ON JANUARY 2021 AND GADGETS THAT EXPIRES ON FEBRUARY 2021 WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON MARCH 16, 2021 AT 9:00AM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2020, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00am. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. BAJADA FEBRUARY 03, 2021 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL FEBRUARY 19, 2021 301-4019 SAN PEDRO FEBRUARY 09, 2021 227-6772 CABAGUIO FEBRUARY 24, 2021 321-6223 TIBUNGCO FEBRUARY 26, 2021 222-2494

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2020, 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 DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Lapu-lapu, Agdao Matina Crossing Tibungco

AUCTION DATE FEBRUARY. 10, 2021 FEBRUARY. 19, 2021 FEBRUARY. 15, 2021

TEL. NOS. (082) 327-2104 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-413015

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) FEBRUARY. 16, 2021 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) FEBRUARY. 15, 2021 (084) 628-842

ROSEGOLD PAWNSHOP & JEWELLER Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 Email us @ rosegoldpawnshop@gmail.com Accepts: Jewelry, Appliances, Watches, CellPhones and Any Valuable Items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all kinds of jewelry Rosegold Pawnshop Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao Davao City Tel. No. (082) 225-3637

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre St., Davao City (Fronting Limso Hospital) Tel. No. (082) 222-2104

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City (Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx) Tel. No. (082) 295-6199

Rosegold Pawnshop KM6 Crossing Buhangin, Div. Road, Davao City Tel. No. (082) 241-2355

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE 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 SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 to NOVEMBER 15, 2020. If not redeemed or renewed on or before MARCH 12, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 15, 2021 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Toy Bldg., Lapu-lapu St., Agdao, Davao City

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of AUGUST and SEPTEMBER 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days before the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 A.M.

All pawned items that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2021 will be sold to the public on FEBRUARY 16, 2021 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 DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong PEBRERO 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan AGOSTO ug SETYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES

AUCTION DATES

AUGUST 2020

MARCH 11, 2021

SEPTEMBER 2020

MARCH 11, 2021

GOLDSTANDARD PAWNSHOP

San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 Email: goldstandardpawnshopofdavao@gmail.com

Accepts: Jewelry, Appliances, Watches, Cellphones and any valuable items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all Kinds of Jewelry

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro, Goldstandard Pawnshop Ilustre from SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 TO NOVEMBER 15, 2020 if not redeemed or renewed on MARCH 12, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 15, 2021 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of JANUARY 2021 (Regular Items) and FEBRUARY 2021 (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: San Pedro (Main) Agdao Toril Bolton Digos City

AUTION DATE Tel. No. MARCH 16, 2021 327-8832 MARCH 16, 2021 327-6275 MARCH 16, 2021 327-8503 MARCH 16, 2021 392-3022 MARCH 16, 2021 333-9945


TUESDAY, MARCH 02, 2021

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the months of JANUARY 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or before the scheduled dates of auction below will be sold to the public on the following dates as stated below. Ginapahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2021, kung dili malukat, ibaligya sa publiko niining mga musunod na mga adlaw. EXPIRY DATES JANUARY 2021

AUCTION DATES MARCH 17, 2021

EURO CIRCLE PAWNSHOP SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-0521

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

Roque Bldg., Matina Crossing, Davao City Tel. # 234-6367

PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY D AT E S W I L L B E A U C T I O N E D O N DECEMBER 16, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2020, if not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

General Lao, Toril

FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY. FEBRUARY.

Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

2nd Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 221-3355 • (082) 305-9496 2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 295-1505 • (082) 321-0525 email: jrosejewels@yahoo.com • www.jrosejewels.ph

16, 2021 16, 2021 11, 2021 05, 2021 23, 2021 16, 2021 18, 2021

TEL. NO.

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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of November 2020 (Regular Items) and December 2020 (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:

AUTION DATE

Tel. No.

C.M. Recto (Main)

January 15, 2021

297-8081

Lanang

January 15, 2021

235-3473

GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP INC. / GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. TEL NO.: 321-2185 / 234-4844

All pawned items that expire during the month of DECEMBER 2020 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @9:00a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NOS.

SAN PEDRO

MARCH 16, 2021

321-2185

ILUSTRE

MARCH 01, 2021

234-4844

MARCH 19, 2021

All pawned items expired on JANUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2021 Will be displayed in a public Auction On MARCH 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.


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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising And Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Balusong Avenue, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a TH FREIGHT TRUCK Service. Case No. R11-EV-TH -2021-2-1107 (2010-XI-01107/2011-0747) RTV TRUCKING, REP. BY: ROGELIO T. VILLABITO, Petitioner. X------------------------X NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of a TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the route: WITHIN GOVERNOR GENEROSO (DAVAO ORIENTAL) AND FROM SAID PLACE TO ANY POINT IN THE ISLLAND OF MINDANAO accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of FOUR (4) units, which certificate will expire on June 17, 2021. In the petition filed on February 22, 2021, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same units previously authorized. NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on APRIL 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. Witness Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 23rd day of February 2021 at Davao City, Philippines. Atty. CATTLEYA B. ACAYLAR Acting Chief Transportation Development Officer CBA/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, RTV Trucking, Purok 5, Rose St., Tibanban, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental Counsel, Atty. Raul C. Espina, Room 203, Villa-Abrille Bldg., R. Magsaysay St., Davao City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

and liquidity buffers “proved to be useful” and were achieved because of compliance with regulatory policies and years of favorable banking conditions. To date, the capital adequacy ratio (CAR), which is a measure of a bank’s financial health, stands at 16.3 percent on a solo basis and 16.7 percent on a consolidated basis, both of which are way higher than regulatory standards. Despite the pandemic, he said, the proportion of nonperforming loans (NPLs) and non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks remain modest as of end-2020 at 3.1 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively. “These numbers compared well within the doubledigit levels recorded during the Asian Financial Crisis,” Diokno said. This outturn from the banking sector, along with other domestic fundamentals, makes Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising And Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Balusong Avenue, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ DUAL ORDINARY REGULAR Service. Case No. R11-EV-PJ -2021-2-411 (2001-XI-00411-DP) ESPEREDION O. GERODIAS, Petitioner. X------------------------X 2ND NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of a PUJ Dual Ordinary Regular service on the route: TAGUM CITY-NEW CORELLA (DAVAO DEL NORTE) AND VICE VERSA and for cargoes as dual service from said place to any point in Region XI with the use of ONE (1) unit, which certificate will expire on October 25, 2021. In the petition filed on February 23, 2021, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same units previously authorized. NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on APRIL 20, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. Witness Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 24th day of February 2021 at Davao City, Philippines. Atty. CATTLEYA B. ACAYLAR Acting Chief Transportation Development Officer CBA/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Esperedion O. Gerodias, Purok 1, Mesaoy, New Corella, Davao del Norte Counsel, Atty. Summerson A. Macasarte, CPA, 2 nd Floor, Laingo Bldg., corner Bonifacio-Quezon Sts., Magugpo Poblacion, Tagum City NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

authorities believe that the domestic economy is moving in the right direction, he said. “The robust structural characteristics and sustained policy discipline are the most effective tickets out of this pandemic,” Diokno said. He noted that the central bank “will intensify its monitoring and surveillance over its supervised institutions to ensure that they remain responsive to emerging risks and to promote the continued soundness, stability, resilience, and inclusivity of the banking system, particularly

through the pursuit of enhanced digitalization.” Relatively, he said, the Asean-5 economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand are projected to post a rebound this year “though downside risks continue to dominate.” “Improved global economic growth prospects and country-specific improvements amid vaccine developments and sustained fiscal policy support are expected to lend support to these economies’ growth prospects for the year,” he added. (PNA)

SUPPLY... (from page 5) Currently, Sinopharm has yet to secure an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines. The initial 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made Covid-19 vaccines donated by China to the Philippines arrived in the country on Sunday afternoon. Frontline healthcare work-

ers are the first on the government’s vaccination priority list. However, Aonly a small percent of medical front-liners have expressed willingness to receive the China-made vaccine. Duterte assured frontline healthcare workers that they will also be given the option of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine brand of their choice.

SARA... (from page 5) trouble looking for another job. “Ayaw niya ngayon. Sabi niya, kung magpresidente siya, just assuming, assuming after six years, bata pa siya, anong gawin niya? As an ex-president, hindi siya makatrabaho, hindi siya makaappear ng korte (She doesn’t want it now. She said, if she becomes president, just assuming, assuming after six years, she’d still be young, what would she do? As an ex-president, she won’t get to have another job, she can’t appear before court),” he said. Duterte said being president did not even earn him a lot of money. “At sabi ko mabuti sana kung maganda yung suweldo, makapag-ipon siya. Pero wala

ka namang ambisyon. Diyan ka lang, trabaho (And I said, it’s good if it pays well, she’d be able to save. But since you don’t have any ambitions. Just stay there, just work),” he added. Last Feb. 24, Duterte maintained that he opposed the idea of letting his daughter follow his footsteps. “Inday Sara is not running. I have really, really put my foot down," he said. Sara has repeatedly said she has no plan to run for president in 2022 despite mounting calls for her to join the presidential race. She has also told her supporters that she might only be convinced to seek the presidency by 2034. (PNA)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that late Spouses PERFECTO RASONABLE and INGGAO RASONABLE who both died intestate on March 02, 1987 and July 7, 1989, respectively, both died in Davao City, at the time of their respective deaths the Spouses leaving a certain real property covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE of TITLE No. T-69059, issued by the register of Deeds of Davao City, described as follows; “A parcel of land (Lot 634-D, Psd-11-003832, being a portion of lot 634, Guianga Cadastre, situated in the Barrio of Tagluno, City of Davao, containing an area of Forty Five Thousand (45,000) Square meters, more or less.” Has been the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement of Estate with Sale made and executed by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 590; Page 23; Book No. XXXI; Series of 1991 of the Notary Public Grover P. Orcullo of Davao City. (MT-Feb. 23, March 2 & 9, 2021)


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TUESDAY, MARCH 02, 2021

DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC. NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expire during the month of DECEMBER 2020 - JANUARY 2021 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa DISYEMBRE 2020 - ENERO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NOS

SAN PEDRO BUHANGIN

FEB. 16, 2021 FEB. 16, 2021

225-0033 241-1071

BILLBOARD FOR LEASE

Along University Ave., Juna Subd. Matina, Davao City

Call (0932) 372 7799

11

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 December 2020. 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 PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Disyembre 2020. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:


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