Mindanao Times, April 1, 2020

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Opinion: Home sweet home BY NEIL DALUMPINES

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RESIDENTS of Purok 19 in Toril Proper receive some packs of milled corn courtesy of a local trader who is reaching out to the community in these difficult times. BING GONZALES

• Six suspects peddling overpriced alcohol arrested BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

SIX INDIVIDUALS allegedly selling overpriced disinfectant alcohol were arrested in two separate entrapment operations conducted along Pichon Street and Aurora Street, Barangay 36-D on Monday night. Armalyn Asabdani Alicia Bagcat Noval, 66, Hotel at 5:45 p.m. Yap, 27, online seller, and both residents of Tangigue Maj. Milgrace Driz, a resident of No. 19, Ba- Street, Barangay Lapu- the head of Criminal Inrangay 31-D; Marlon Bag- Lapu, Agdao, were arrested vestigation and Detection cat Noval, 42, driver, and in front of Grand Men Seng Group -Davao City Field

Corn miller helps neighbors in Toril A BUSINESSMAN in Toril Poblacion has started distributing milled corn to residents yesterday. Ryan Fernandez, a local corn mill trader, tapped his employees and

friends to help in the distribution to the different areas in Toril. He said that it is his own way to help the most affected by the community quarantine. He saw first-hand (

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Unit (CIDG-CFU), said that they confiscated from the suspects 1,032 pieces of 50 ml unlabeled isopropyl alcohol and P500 cash. Meanwhile, Cindy Jumalon Raganit, 33, online seller, and a resident of 813

Aurora Street, Barangay 36-D; Aida Delos Santos Alentiojo, 32, housewife, and Benjamin Trinidad Paye Jr, 40, driver, both residents Del Carmen Seaside 2, Matina Aplaya fell in a dragnet operation at 7:40

p.m. along Aurora Street. Confiscated from the suspects were 108 pieces of 4000 ml of 70% ethyl alcohol with a selling price of P720. The suggested retail price for each bottle (

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MAYOR:

City prepared to implement ECQ if situation demands it

THE LOCAL government is now preparing for the high likelihood of an enhanced community quar-

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antine (ECQ). “We have been preparing for this for two weeks now. Almost all situation in

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an ECQ has already been executed by the city, except that the mass transportation is still operating,” Mayor

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Rolling stores in the pipeline to decongest public markets BY WARREN ELIJAH E. VALDEZ

A GROUP of businessmen has offered to open a “rolling store” that would bring various products to different barangays. “There is a private sec- they are going to repack to The private company tor businessmen who in- bring into the puroks of dif- asked permission from City tend to open a rolling store ferent barangays,” Mayor Hall and was informed that for fish and meat (which) Duterte said. they must first meet the re-

quirements set by the local government. “I suggested that the standards that (the city government) is asking from them is the same standards

required from the groceries (markets) in the city, except that they are mobile, capable of going around the different barangays,” she said. The mayor also added

that they must strictly observe the existing guidelines set to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection. (

Not yet time to lift air travel ban: Sara

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BY WARREN ELIJAH E. VALDEZ

MAYOR Sara Duterte said there is a need to first establish a system that will simplify contact-tracing of potentially infected individuals before thinking about reopening flights to Davao City. In an interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday, Dutere said that last week, she conducted a series of follow-up consultations with doctors about the situation of the city. They all agreed for the need to extend the air travel ban. The city mayor signed on March 30 Executive Order No. 22 suspending all domestic air travel to and from Davao City at the Davao International Airport

until after the state of public health emergency and the state of calamity are lifted. The epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists could not estimate when the acceleration phase of the COVID-19 will happen and when it can be controlled. “The doctors said we still cannot open (air travels) because we are still trying to establish the contact tracing before we allow any individual to come in to our city, to our region,” she said. In can be recalled that last March 17, Mayor Duterte signed Executive Order No. 13 suspending all domestic air travel to and ( / NOT / 14)

HEALTH frontliners board the free bus that will take them to different medical facilities without delay. Public transportation is one of the most affected when City Hall enforced the community quarantine in the fight against COVID-19. BING GONZALES

326 flagged for violating liquor, curfew ban in city BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

EIGHTY minors were rescued and 167 adults were ticketed for violating the curfew since City Hall issued the Executive Order No. 11 more than a week ago. Meanwhile, 79 individuals were issued citation tickets for violating liquor ban. For the period March 19-30, Col. Kirby John

Kraft, Davao City Police Office director, said the enforcement is part of the partial lockdown order signed by Mayor Sara Duterte. The violators were lectured on the curfew time and the reasons why the community quarantine is strictly enforced. After the documentation and recording, they were sent (

50 COVID-19 cases in Region XI - DOH THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DOH) XI has confirmed two new patients who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing a total of 50 cases in Davao region. According to the report released by the DOH-Davao as of March

30, 8 p.m., there were already two new recorded fatalities, bringing a total of six deaths due to COVID-19. Davao City now has 41 recorded number of COVID-19- positive patients, with six fatalities and four (

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home. "We are mandated to take the necessary actions according to the prevailing laws and regulations set by the law," he said. “We have utilized maximum personnel to be out in the field to make sure everybody obeys the policy." Kraft ordered the / 326 FLAGGED / 14)

Community transmission already here

MAYOR Sara Duterte asserted that community transmission has already taken place in the city amid the continuing spike in the number of patients who tested positive for COVID-19. “There has been a patient who acquired the disease without a travel history from virus-contaminated areas and did not attend the cock-fight event ( / COMMUNITY / 14)

19 patients from PUI center return home BY SAMANTHA T. BURGOS

NINETEEN of the 22 patients admitted in one of the persons under investigation (PUI) centers were already sent home to selfquarantine. In an interview with Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday, Mayor Sara Duterte said that the Malagos Rehabilitation Center can accommodate up to 28 PUIs. “Now, we the Malagos rehab center has be-

come spacious again as we sent those 19 individuals home,” she said. She also said that the Alternative Learning System center will start to cater to positive COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic and those who only have mild symptoms. “ALS can be the sanctuary of those COVID/19 positive patients who are only experiencing mild (

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3-month-worth of salary for city workers not in lump sum THE SALARY for city government workers worth three months will not be given in a lump sum amount. “We are working on the payroll for three months, but you will still receive it

monthly. What I am trying to fix on this is that there will be no delay,” Mayor Sara Duterte clarified during an interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio. Duterte noted that “before there were delays on

the salary because of the paperworks still in circulation yet to be completed.” “These paperworks are required by the law. So, we are doing it now because people are already working from home,” she said.

On Saturday, the city government announced that all of its employees will be working from home starting Tuesday, March 31. “Last weekend, we already mandated that eve(

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Rody warns vs corruption and politicking amid crisis

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to detain politicians who will engage in corruption amid the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) health crisis, stressing that the public should never be deceived especially in these times. He said he would not politicking. “Sa crisis tapos gawin tolerate corruption, em“Kung mamulitika ka mo pa ‘yang… Dapat ka bezzlement, hoarding, and tapos mabalitaan ko na talagang ikulong (There’s other crimes that could ‘yun ang nagawa mo (If a crisis and you would no deter the government’s you engage in politicking that…you really deserve to heightened efforts to curb and I hear about it), I will be jailed),” he said. the pandemic. suspend you ora mismo Last week, Interior “I am not a cruel man (on the spot). And for those Secretary Eduardo Año pero kung may report ang who are really absconding urged the public to report pulis (but if there are po- the money, I will detain lice reports), I will order you, I said, and maybe I your detention hanggang will release you pagkatamatapos itong Covid-19 pos ng Covid (after the (until the Covid-19 pan- pandemic ends),” he said. demic ends),” he said in He said that “people a televised public address tasked of distributing the late Monday night. money, food, and relief He noted that he would goods” should do their MANILA – The governalso suspend national and work “to a tee” or risk be- ment is now expediting the process of transforming local officials involved in ing detained. maritime vessels, hotels, and other private establishments into quarantine and isolation facilities, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Tuesday. Nograles said the InterAgency Task Force for the MANILA -- China is disHealth Secretary Fran- Management of Emergpatching a team of medical cisco Duque III, for his ing Infectious Diseases experts to help the Philip- part, pledged that the De- (IATF-EID) has already pines combat the rapid partment of Health would directed concerned governincrease of coronavirus coordinate with the Embas- ment agencies to hasten the disease 2019 (Covid-19) sy to facilitate and assure identification of establishcases in the country. the work of the medical ments that will be used for "The main task of the expert team goes smoothly. quarantine purposes. This developed as medical expert team is to Huang and Duque help the Philippines fight discussed the latest co- the number of confirmed against Covid-19 by pro- operation details over the cases of coronavirus disviding technical advice on phone on Monday. As of ease 2019 (Covid-19) in epidemic prevention and posting, the Embassy has the Philippines climbed to control as well as sharing yet to reveal the number 1,546, as of Monday. Nograles, who is also medical treatment experi- of doctors who will arrive IATF-EID spokesperson, ence," the Chinese Em- and when. bassy in Manila said in a Beijing has earlier do- said the Department of statement. nated more than 100,000 Transportation (DOTr), in Chinese Ambassador test kits for Covid-19 as coordination with the Deto the Philippines Huang well as various essential partment of Health (DOH), Xilian said the move was medical supplies to the was tasked to look for mari"upon the request of the Philippine government. time vessels that can serve as "floating" quarantine Philippine government". (PNA)

local officials who required their constituents to present their quarantine passes or voter’s identification before they were given food assistance or allowed to buy food outside. He said requiring a quarantine pass or voter’s ID is not part of the guidelines under the Luzon-wide enhanced community quar-

antine to reduce the transmission of the Covid-19 in the country. “Hindi tama ‘yan. 'Yan 'yang tinatawag na epal na mga barangay captain. I-report niyo sa’min ang pangalan, anong barangay, aaksyunan natin ‘yan (That’s not right. That’s what you call self-pro(

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Koko: Ships, hotels eyed as quarantine facilities centers. was likewise directed to “Ang DOTr ay ma- finalize the identification ghahanap ng mga barko na of hotels and other similar pwedeng gamitin bilang establishments that will be mga quarantine centers tapped as quarantine facili(The DOTr will look for ties in every region of the ships that be used as quar- country. antine centers),” he said in He said the Bureau of a virtual presser aired on Quarantine would assess state-run PTV-4. the adequacy of hotels and Nograles said 1the De-3:06:14other facilities that will Ad (8x5.5in).pdf 1/29/2020 PM partment of Tourism (DOT) ( / KOKO / 14)

China to send doctors to PH

‘Bayanihan’ report submitted to solons MANILA – A week after the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (RA 11469) was signed into law, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday submitted his first report on government measures being undertaken to respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) health crisis. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made this confirmation after Duterte delivered a public address late Monday night summarizing government’s efforts and plans to fight Covid-19, particularly in providing emergency assistance to (

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Rolling store eyed; CAO to distribute farm produce BY BY SAM BURGOS AND WARREN ELIJAH E. VALDEZ

BOTH the city government and the private sector are planning to come up with alternative markets to help consumers in accessing food. Mayor Sara Z. Duterte Office (CAO) will distrib� on Monday said over the ute agricultural produce Davao City Disaster Radio families in the city. that the City Agriculturist’s Duterte said the move

Employers urged to assist workers THE CITY government has urged employers to provide food assistance to their workers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. In an statement yes� terday, Mayor �������������� Sara Du� (

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is a parallel effort of the CAO with that of City Social Welfare and Devel� opment Office (CSWDO). “Once the CSWDO has already given the relief goods, the CAO will also

go to the residences to give out vegetables and fish,” she said. This developed as the mayor added that a private group is planning to imple� ( / ROLLING / 15)

Supply of processed food items stable: DTI BY NICOLE BURLAS

THE regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has assured consumers that supply of processed food items is stable. During a virtual press� er last week, DTI Region 11 Regional Director Maria

CORPORATE NEWS SM distributes Medical suppliesto 50 hospitals THROUGH SM Foundation, SM is donating over PhP 170 million towards the fight against COVID-19, surpassing its initial allocation of PhP 100 million, to help ensure: Healthcare workers in hospitals nationwide are armored with personal protective equipment (PPEs) – full protective suits (including for ICU use), face shields, gloves, N95 masks, surgical masks, goggles, (

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Bank partners with e-learning platform firm

Belenda Ambi said that during their monitoring of supermarkets, there was enough supply of manufac� tured and processed goods Ambi said there is no reason for consumer to go into panic-buying. “As far as manufactured--katung processed, maka-assure sila nga naay enough supply (ug) dili (sila) mahutdan,” she said. “Ma-assure nato nga naay supply kay during monitoring, aside sa price nga tan-awon nato, ginacheck pud namo ang mga establishments kung naa ba’y sufficient supply nga maka-cover sa paninga� hanglan sa mga konsuman� te and they asssured us na wala man pud problema daw sa supply.” She also added that al� though they can assure the supply of processed goods, the same can’t be said of fresh agricultural products like poultry and other kinds of meat.

“Ang dili lang siguro nato ma-assure is katong mga agricultural kay siy� empre, (it) depends on the availability sa farms so kana siya medyo dili gyud nato ma-assure.” she said. The one monitoring the supply of agricultural goods is the Department of Agriculture (DA). The DTI, DA, and Food and Drug Adminis� tration are working with the National Bureau of Inves� tigation and local govern� ment units to monitor mar� kets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambi urged consumers not to buy in bulk or hoard goods because it disrupts the supply of the markets and it would cause short� ages. At this point, she said, there is already an abnor� mality in supply of per� sonal protective equipment and manufacturers are hav� ing a hard time responding (

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DOF: Subsidy vs virus largest in PH history THE EXPANDED but limited budgetary powers granted by the 18th Con� gress to President Duterte will let the government realign certain state funds to deliver P200 billion in emergency subsidies to 18 million low-income house� holds that have lost their sources of income amid the pandemic spawned by the highly infectious virus known as COVID-19--the

IN AN EFFORT to support families with access to education during the Enhanced Community Quar� antine, Security Bank has partnered with 88tuition, a Singapore-based online company specializing in video-based learning materials for primary and sec� ondary school students. “BetterBanking means ensuring your safety while providing other opportunities that will be beneficial for you and your family. We are excited for this exclu� (

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SMC sets aside P500M for PPEs SAN MIGUEL Corporation (SMC) is tapping its global network of suppliers to purchase P500-million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) that doc� tors, nurses and other health care workers desperately need now to continue saving lives amid Covid-19. “It’s very crucial that we get more PPE – protec� tive masks, gloves, surgical gowns, among others - out there as fast as we can. We are hoping to fill the gap ( / SMC / 15)

ALLIANCE Global Group and Megaworld donated 1,000 liters of disinfectant alcohol to Cagayan de Oro City local government unit to support the city’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. The boxes of disinfectant alcohol were personally received by the CDO Mayor Óscar Moreno’s daughter, Imee Moreno-Lapuz.

largest financial aid pack� age ever granted to Filipino households. Finance Secretary Car� los Dominguez III has said, “The P200-billion program for distribution in cash and basic needs over the next two months is the largest direct financial assistance program granted by the government to Filipino families in our country’s history.” This is in keeping, said Dominguez, with the direc� tive of President Duterte for his Administration to give top and urgent priority to providing a lifeline to Fili� pino families hit the hardest by the pandemic, which has brought the economy to a virtual standstill. Enacted on March 24, 2020, Republic Act (RA) No. 11469, or the “Bayani� han to Heal as One Act,” has empowered the Presi� dent to realign or reallocate savings generated from the 2020 national budget and extended 2019 budget as well as available funds from government-owned or -controlled corpora� tions (GOCCs) for prior� ity programs to combat COVID-19 and bankroll (

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is on P594. Also seized from the suspects were 50 pieces of N95 face mask, which they sold at P250 each from the retail price of P105. "We already received numerous complaints on our FB page from concerned citizens about these overpriced medical products and supplies," Driz said. "They should take advantage of our emergency health crisis

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(to profit).” The entrapment operation was conducted by CIDG 11-DCFU, Sta. Ana Police station, Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit, Davao City Police OfficeCity Intelligence Unit, Special Operations Group, Philippine Air Force. The detained suspects will face a case for violation of RA 7581 Price Act of 1992 as amended by RA 10623.

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how the daily wage earners were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. F o l l o w i n g Malacañang declaration of a state of public health emergency, Mayor Sara Duterte placed the entire Davao City under community quarantine on March 15 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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As part of the directive, all establishments that are not considered essential were directed to stop their operations. Instead, they were encouraged to implement work-from-home schemes. Fernandez aims to distribute 100 sacks of milled corn initially. Bing Gonzales

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recoveries. Davao del Norte now has four COVID-19 positive patients being treated from the previously reported three cases; Davao del Sur has two; Davao de Oro with one positive case; Davao Oriental with two

positive recorded cases; Davao Occidental still remains free from the COVID-19 infection. The Department has recorded a total of five patients to have recovered from the infection. By Warren Elijah E. Valdez

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The chief executive said she will announce the order in the proper time. She said this will be Executive No. 20-B. She said that the issuance of food and medicine (FM) pass is also intended to prepare for ECQ. “These FM passes will only be used during the ECQ. This is in preparation if the city will declare that we are under ECQ,” she said. However, she clarified that as of now, the city is still not under ECQ, so people need not to panic. “We renamed it to food

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and medicine pass so that people would understand easily and they will be informed,” she said. Under the guideline, the team leaders, who are the city councilors, will deliver the FM passes to their districts through the barangay captains. The barangay captains will now distribute the FM passes to the purok leaders who, in turn, will deliver the passes to their constituents. The city government ordered that the delivery of passes should be house-to-

house, if possible. In case it will not be followed, purok leaders can devise their own method of the distribution, provided they will observe physical distancing of two meters. Residents within subdivisions and associations can get their FM passes through the purok leaders. They can also conduct their own distribution plans, still following the social distancing. Persons who may receive one FM pass are the following: a boarder or renter, single-family

household, and multi-family household. The FM pass can only be used by two persons and can be utilized as long as they can show a valid ID and other documents. “Make sure that the presented ID is your valid IDs because that will be our basis,” she said. She added FM passes are not for sale, nontransferable, and cannot be replaced by a photocopy or be taken through a photograph using a smartphone. By Samantha T. Burgos

194,000 grocery food packs this week,” Mayor Sara Duterte said. She also noted that there are some challenges faced by the CSWDO in distributing the food packs, particularly the capacity of the supplier to repack. Sometimes, they also run out of time to distribute the goods. The city government is looking at providing relief goods at around 300,000 families in the city. Ration cards Duterte also pointed

out that there are still some concerns about the ration cards that need to be addressed. For qualified beneficiaries who have yet to receive the relief goods, they can contact the number provided by the CSWDO. “This health line on (the) ration cards, we have opened it to answer their concerns on the distribution of the relief goods. If you are going to ask via social media, it may not reach the correct person, and your concerns might not be addressed,” Duterte said.

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“It is (in) their own (discretion) on how to manage the people when they are going to market their products. If you cannot control your social distancing and mass gathering, then we will stop your operation,” Duterte said. The mayor said there are around three trucks so far which will be rolled out to go to the different areas of the barangays. This is intended to somehow decongest the public markets. “I hope there will really

be an effect to decongest these barangays, especially those with big public markets because that is where a mass number of people usually gather,” she said. Meanwhile, 194,000 grocery food packs are targeted to be distributed to the barangays this week. The City Social Welfare and Development O ff i c e ( C S W D O ) h a s already resumed its distribution to the different barangays. “Hopefully, they will be able to give out the


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Home sweet home

AN URGENT APPEAL TO EMPLOYERS IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS I APPEAL to the employers of workers impacted by the community quarantine and the upcoming enhanced community quarantine because of Covid-19 to show compassion to their employees. I strongly urge these employers to provide the most needed food assistance to their employees affected by the measures we have implemented and will implement in order to stop the spread of the GUEST EDITORIAL deadly coronavirus. We’ve been taught that charity starts at home, so instead of making donations somewhere else, I appeal that you see through the plight of your workers, provide them with food assistance, and help them survive the crisis that swept through sectors and classes — but severely, those who barely make ends meet, including your workers. Employers of workers who are still allowed to report for duty during the ECQ are also requested to provide transportation that will ferry their employees to and from work, with strict observation of proper distancing. It is encouraged for them to commission PUJs and hire drivers left out of work because of Covid-19. It would be an act of goodwill that would be deeply appreciated. The world did not expect Covid-19 to happen but it did — and it unleashed unprecedented havoc to all of us. Now we all need to come together to ensure that the intervention of the local government of Davao will reach and cover all families in the city, particularly those who have less.

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By helping your workers, you are also helping the City Government of Davao reach out to more people who are in need of food assistance and others. In this way, we make sure that no one is out of food, that no Dabawenyo will starve until April 30, 2020. The fight against the deadly Covid-19 is tough, but we will overcome this health crisis just like the way we did with the past challenges that came our way. Truly, there is nothing insurmountable for us. We only need to cooperate and help each other. We are Dabawenyos. We have always shown that our hearts are for each other and for our city. Collectively, our spirit as a people has been and will always be indestructible.

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A SOLIMY TURN TARY confinement in NIEL DALUMPINES your home when humanity is hunkering down against the invisible enemy is a big- time deprivation of one's liberty. For the past two weeks, we have been thrown into the path of this murderous non-human terrorist. The fierce battle rages on and the neon signage on the high marquee reads: Covid vs World. And the score has swung considerably in favor of Covid, victimizing 30 thousand (world wide) and still counting. Undoubtedly, this is truly a gruesome and appalling event in human history. But the entire world, on its knees, is united in fighting valiantly to stop this scourge in its tracks. Suddenly, I'm thrown into a different planet which is called home. And here comes Claustrophobia choking and strangling us everytime our vision is directed to the walls of our house. The dreaded lockdown and quarantine have overtook humanity's quest for a bright future laid out for the next generation. We are now on stand still mode. Economy, trade, tourism, marketing, banking, education and even wars are all on hold. The outside world is fading before our eyes. Home life, without friends, company, fellowship and celebrations is dull and dreary. But, surprisingly, right now I feel that I'm really on the sunny and happy side of the street. Close knit family life is now alive and well, having meals or watching TV together. There's indescribable joy being together as one family. The work related stress and anxiety have been lost somewhere. And I'm beginning to get used to this strange incarceration without the benefit of bail. Every morning, the sun casts mellow light shafts at my window pane waking me up and bathing my room with a warm glow. In our front yard, I can now watch and feel a gentle breeze that dazzles and ruffles the leaves of our Mango and Rambutan trees, shrubs and potted plants. The multi colored flowers look happy . . . bending, twirling and doing their pirouettes in the wind. Like a musical ensemble, nature is beginning to hum. And the lovable Bambi, our petite brown pet dog has never been happier.


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Net flings and other animals MANY weeks ago during my last visit to my suki barber in SM (sa Mintal), he told me a funny story about his uncle who had been left all alone to care for his (the barber’s) 100year old grandfather in a hut high up in the hills. One day, he suddenly came down and visited his brothers and sisters who lived in the town center. When they inquired about their dad, he simply shrugged and told them that he had just died. In their grief, everyone immediately organized themselves and prepared to set out towards the hills, bringing with them food supplies and stuff to use for a long wake. The uncle went ahead of the group a day before telling them he would prepare for their coming. When they finally came, they hurriedly entered the hut and asked where their father was. The uncle, sitting comfortably by the door merely shrugged and said, “He’s inside the room, sleeping.” After a brief uproar at his cruel practical joke, he in turn rebuked them, saying, “Why, would you have come to visit him, bringing food and supplies, if I had merely told you he was fine?” Didn’t know what to make of it at first. I thought my barber hinted at people in the barrios as lacking in food, because I knew for a fact that on the contrary, they are actually better off and more blessed with a lot of healthful vegetables and other more nutritional plants, while us center folks, contend with our dosage of Lucky Me and Mr. Chips. My barber’s joke had actually sniped at the rarity of visits these days by busy bods to their old folks, and that has become quite common indeed. A fact of life even. Yet reaching out has become more creative these days. If in the first place, one actually needed to have supplies delivered, there is always the phone and the internet to do the work for you. My Australia-based friend had just recently ordered his old folks’ groceries online and had them delivered in Davao del Norte during this quarantine period. In the case of my barber’s kin, their orders could now be sent courtesy of numerous jeepney drivers who ply the route up to thir doorstep, and just pay for the service delivery. Smaller packages have likewise been sent, via the bus routes. You merely request the bus driver to bring it, pay a small fee, and have it picked up at the next station. Meanwhile here in the city, there are already supermarkets that offer online grocery orders and deliveries that also give priority to senior citizens, so that they can stay safely at home. Meanwhile, the physical visits to old folks have become quite a rarity among many of us because of the present situation, but the many alternatives have eased this limitation somewhat. Me and my brothers in other cities just talked to our old man via messenger the other day just to keep him up to date. And to remind him not to stay near the gate, his favorite hang-out where he could watch passersby. Who’d imagine that there would come a time when practically everything that ones does will eventually revolve around online use?

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Understanding Corona NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (Mindmake breathing difficult. aNews) – How do we stop the coroIn addition, the immune response navirus that is now wreaking havoc to infection, results to a heavy buildup WILLIAM R. ADAN, PH.D. worldwide? of mucus in the lungs that induces What can stop it? coughing as a reflex to clear the Only the human immune system. airways. The person’s strong and healthy immune system or his Normally, the damage triggered by the arrival of imvaccine-assisted immune system can disable the insidious mune cells in the lungs is reversible in a healthy person. virus and stop its catastrophic replication. He is likely to recover. But it is bad news and can lead However, since a vaccine against COVID-19 is yet to death among the less healthy victims, like the elderly to develop, much rest on the capacity of our natural im- with pre-condition maladies or with a compromised immune system and good practices against infection to halt mune system. the contagion. It is clear that stopping viral transmission largely The virus is not a living organism. It doesn’t fly, depends on each one of us. It is by possessing strong imdoesn’t swim, doesn’t crawl or jump from one place to mune system and, thus, by remaining healthy. And one can another and, therefore, has no capacity to spread itself boost his immune system by adopting a healthy lifestyle. around. Humans spread it. Health experts recommend the following: The virus is a DNA or RNA cell in a thin protein and Eat food rich in Vitamin C and D, like fruits and fat capsule, which has no capacity to replicate by itself. vegetables, citrus, ginger, garlic, liver, sardines, salmon, Once, however, it is inhaled or transmitted, usually via tuna and shellfish. your fingers, to the mucous membranes of the mouth, Take immune-fortifying vitamin supplements. nose or eyes. It then travels down the respiratory tract Do regular exercise to activate and strengthen the and attaches or binds to epithelial cells lining the lung different organs of the body, thus improving the immune airways, hijacks the host cell’s mechanism to reproduce cells. and through it replicates and swarms adjacent cells. It does Take a trip under the early morning or late afternoon so until it is detected by the immune (cytotoxic) cells, like sun to catch Vitamin D. the T cells – white blood cells of the body. Get ample sleep – a good night sleep improves the T The immune cells are produced by the different organs cells of your body. of the body. They join forces in killing the infected cells Laugh as often as possible; it exercises your heart that host the virus and in so doing destroy the virus, stopDo meditation to have peace of mind and eschew fear, ping thereby its replication. The pieces of destroyed cells worries and anxiety. and viruses are then engulfed and digested, cleaned up by Have some hobbies to divert attention from stressful another immune cells – the macrophages. It is generally situations. in this manner that a person with a healthy and strong Stay healthy. Stay at home and save lives. immune system recovers from viral infection. (MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. Unfortunately, the killing of the infected cells in the William R. Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former lungs creates damage (scarring) in the lungs similar to chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, bronchitis, which can worsen existing lung conditions and Misamis Oriental, Philippines.)

TURNING POINT

Indigenous leaders issue plea for COVID pandemic protection INDIGENOUS leaders from across South to vary between nations, healthcare America on Monday issued a desperate system bandwidth plays a part: many plea for protection against the COVID-19 of the deaths seen in Italy and Spain for pandemic, warning that the virus poses an example are down to hospitals being BY PATRICK GALEY "existential threat" to their communities. overwhelmed. With billions confined to their homes Indigenous peoples have lived with as the world tries to slow its unprecedented the threat of infectious diseases for censpread, tribes in the Amazon and Chaco regions are urging gov- turies -- it is estimated that their population in South America ernments to ensure their territories are protected against outsiders decreased by a quarter between 1492-1650 due to viruses and possibly carrying the coronavirus. bacteria carried over by colonisers. "Indigenous people living in voluntary isolation are espeMichael McGarrell, from the Patamona Nation of Guycially vulnerable to infectious disease as they don't have any ana and human rights coordinator for COICA, told AFP that immunity at all against most diseases," said Claudette Labonte, indigenous communities were essentially defenceless against from the Congress of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon new diseases. Basin (COICA). "We run the risk of being impacted, the reason being that "We call on governments to intensify surveillance and many of our communities don't have the required facilities to protection of indigenous territories, many of which are invaded deal with any outbreak," he said. by miners, drug traffickers, loggers, land-grabbers and tourists," "Because they are small and have a communal way of life, Labonte, a member of the Kamuyeneh community in French coronavirus is a danger to them. We're calling on governments Guiana, told AFP. to ensure that systems are put in place to cater for our needs." She said that illegal miners were seeking to take advantage There are currently a number of ways the virus might reach of the pandemic to expand activity into French Guiana. Com- isolated communities, not least from a group of evangelical munity leaders have decided to block the Marroni River for Christians currently seeking to convert Amazonian tribes, protection, she added. McGarrell said. Local authorities in Brazil said Friday that 10 Indigenous communities are crucial guardians of biodiver- members of the Tikuna ethnic group were being quarantined sity. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recognises after coming into contact with a health worker who later tested them as a key player in the fight against global warming, and positive for COVID-19. they are thought to protect forest that contains more than 200 "Just one person entering who is infected can have a devbillion tonnes of carbon. astating impact on our communities," said McGarrell. Deforestation on indigenous lands is less than half the rate "This should never happen. We know from history that on other lands, but the communities are under increased threat when the colonists came our people were decimated as a result from illegal activity and government-mandated agribusiness of illness such as flu and chickenpox." projects. McGarrell said that a COVID-19 epidemic among tribes A group of 20 indigenous organisations from seven South would jeopardise the preservation of the forests they inhabit American countries issued a call to governments to ensure that and risked losing medical expertise passed down through the their protective "geographical isolation" was respected. generations. COICA said that if boundaries were not respected then "Indigenous peoples play a great role in maintaining COVID-19 posed an "existential threat" to indigenous com- biodiversity and we have certain knowledge that can help the munities. world," he said. - 'One infection can devastate' "If coronavirus gets a hold of our population who knows While mortality rates from confirmed COVID-19 appear what will happen." Agence France-Presse

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THE MATERIALIST perspective about life, where people think that the material world is all there is and that life emanates from matter, has the upper hand and generally scorns at ideas that cannot be accessed by the senses. On the other hand, the idealist believes and adheres that there are things which cannot be accessed by the physical senses: here you can find different energy modalities. Energy modalities have grown more popular these days, as people from all walks of life seek their own capacity to heal themselves. All over the world, there are different energy modalities. Here, let's get to know three of these modalities and their differences and similarities. Thanks to the practitioners who have been so generous to share significant information about them: Access Bars® - In an interview with Liberty ‘Tina’ Suelto, who has experienced Access Bars® 2012 and started using it since 2014, she shares about this modality and the benefits it brought to her life and the people around her. “Access Bars® is a hands-on modality introduced by Gary Douglas. The Bars® are 32 unique points on the head that correlate to different areas and aspects of life. During an Access Bars session, a practitioner gently touches these points to release the electromagnetic charge of all thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions, and beliefs that may have limited you in the concerned life areas,” shares Tina. “It’s not referred to as healing compared to other modalities, since it focuses on “releasing” rather than trying to change or heal your state.” “We have bar points for different beliefs that we hold onto. We have a bar point for money, control, creativity, sex,aging, joy, sadness, healing.

It's similar to acupressure or acupuncture but instead of organs, it's the beliefs/programs we hold onto on those areas. The Universe is always Gifting us everyday, the question is not whether we are being gifted but are we receiving? Access Bars is the easiest tool wherein one can receive and yet let go of so many things in different areas of life,“ imparts Tina. Pranic Healing – Generous Pranic Healing practitioners like Atty. Dinah Tolentino-Fuentes, Stella Estremera, Ayyi Gardiola share about Pranic Healing: “Pranic Healing is founded by Filipino Engr. Samson Choachuy of Cebu whose spiritual name is Master Choa Kok Sui, with the establishment of the Institute for Inner Studies Inc in April 1987, pranic healing is now in more than 154 countries,” shares Estremera. “Pranic healing is an ancient form of treating ailments of the physical body using vital energy or prana. All cultures have been practicing similar forms of healing using this subtle pranic energy. They are known as shamanic healing, spiritual healing, healing by mantra among others,” says Atty. Tolentino-Fuentes. “It was painstakingly, systematically and scientifically developed, revealed and taught globally by Master Choa Kok Sui. It is an alphabet, which opens the mind to the world of subtle energy. Prana or ki is life energy, which keeps the body alive. When the body’s prana or ki is too much or too little, the body becomes unhealthy. It is unable to function properly and eventually presents symptoms of illness. In Pranic Healing, prana is used to normalize the body’s energy and thereby accelerating the body’s natural ability to

REKEI HEALERS

heal itself,” she adds. Ayyi Gardiola, a Pranic Healer and Arhatic Yogi shares that in times of COVID-19, “having awareness on energy principles helps me keep fear and anxiety at bay, knowing that like attracts like, and what you focus on magnifies. It's not being in denial or escapism, rather being a master of one's faculties enough to rise above the negativity. Practically speaking, when we let negative thoughts and emotions cloud our aura / energy body, it lowers our immune system and makes us more susceptible to catching lower vibrating energies such as viruses. The daily practice of Meditation on Twin Hearts also helps me flush out all these negativity that might either be self

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generated or caught from other people and the environment. In that sense, it is also one good way to shield oneself from physical viruses and from being contaminated by prevailing negativity around us. It is also an energetic practice of service, through healing Mother Earth and all beings living on our planet, so we can still help eradicate this virus while in isolation in our homes.” Reiki – As a Reiki-ho Practitioner, I have personally encountered and started the journey with Reiki in 2014. Reiki is the immanent manifestation of the Great Universe. It is the flow of Love, Harmony, and Healing, and this correlates with the higher consciousness of humans. Reiki-ho enables us humans to employ Reiki for the purpose of making our lives peaceful and meaningful, and relieve us of anxiety. Reiki is founded by Usui Mikao in the year 1922, after going on a fast and meditation in Mt. Kurama where he felt the strong universal Reiki wenth through his head and he was awakened to know the universe within him. One does not use his or her own energy but becomes a clear pipe of Reiki to awaken the Reiki energy that perpetually resides in the person being healed. Personally, I have applied Reiki to my daughter who was suffering from skin asthma. It helped her cope with the itch as she was only nine when the breakouts happened. Reiki is not a substitute for the medical interventions and allophatic medicine. Instead, it is used to support the healing process without interrupting the capacity of a person to heal himself.


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A mother’s concern for her children - frontliners GOING through posts on Facebook by my friends, I stumbled on the messages and photos of Rosemarie Enginco, retired Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) employee and wife of retired NEDA XI Regional Director Santiago Engjnco. Rosemarie had been posting her activities at home, baking homemade bread, gardening, sewing, among other skills she does. She is also an active member of Soroptimist International Davao. We asked her what she thought of the Enhanced Community Quarantine which has been imposed in our country and our immediate barangays, and this is what she said: “COVID 19 Enhanced Community Quarantine is a very good measure to protect every individual from the possible infection of the dreadful corona virus.

Staying on home quarantine gives me an opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills in cooking, baking and sewing, which I missed when I was busy working.” What is more touching is the fact that their children are frontliners; “Moreover, like all other parents who have children in the frontline, I am deeply concerned for the safety of Jerome Santy, a nurse/doctor, Sheila Rosanne, a nurse and Ryan Santy, another nurse. While another son, Glenn Santy, an engineer, stays on home quarantine to contribute to the data report curve on Covid-19 infections flattened”. “In this situation, we keep praying for the intercession of Mama Mary and Papa Joseph for their protection and well-being”, Rosemarie says at the end of her message.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2020 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,01, 2016

DAVAO GEVIN PAWNSHOP, INC. All pawned items that expired during the month All pawned items that expired during the of JANUARY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on month MAY, 14, 2015 notberenewed reor beforeof MARCH 2020ifwill sold to theorpublic deemed on or before JULY 14, 2015 will be on MARCH 16, 2020 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop sold to the public on JULY 16, 2015 at 9:00 premises.

a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired Gipahibalo na prenda ang FIRST sa bulan sa ENEROang 2020.tanan Ang tanan ibaligya COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa 9:00 tanansa sa publiko karong MARSO 16, 2020 sa alas buntag. nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015.

DAVAO FIRST COLOR

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

PAWNSHOP

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

Anino Bldg., Prk 28 Villafuerte Street, Calinan, Davao City

Tel. No. 295-0751

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of FEBRUARY 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 DAVAO GEVIN PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nagexpired sa bulan sa PEBRERO 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.

CALINAN, Villafuerte (Main) APRIL 03, 2020

295-0751

MINTAL, Sampaguita St.

233-0712

APRIL 03, 2020

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 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 ENERO 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 MARCH 03, 2020 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL MARCH 24, 2020 301-4019 SAN PEDRO MARCH 6, 2020 227-6772 CABAGUIO MARCH 27, 2020 321-6223 TIBUNGCO MARCH 30, 2020 222-2494 (OPENING)

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 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 ENERO 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 MARCH 10, 2020 MARCH 24, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020

TEL. NOS. (082) 222-3524 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-4130

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) MARCH 16, 2020 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) MARCH 16, 2020 (084) 628-842

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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, must be renewed or redeemed on or before MARCH 07, 2020. If not redeemed or renewed, it will be sold to the public on MARCH 10, 2020 at our pawnshop premises from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 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. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan ENERO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

All pawned items that expired during the month of DECEMBER 2019, if not renewed or redeemed on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2020 will be sold to the public on FEBRUARY 17, 2020 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 2019. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong PEBRERO 17, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS.

Agdao MARCH 12, 2020 (Toy Bldg., Lapu-lapu St.)

284-9017

ROSEGOLD PAWNSHOP & JEWELLER Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 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, 2019 to OCTOBER 15, 2019. If not redeemed or renewed on or before MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 16, 2020 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

GOLDSTANDARD PAWNSHOP

San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 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, 2019 to OCTOBER 15, 2019 if not redeemed or renewed on MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on MARCH 16, 2020 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2020

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before MARCH 13, 2020 will be sold to the public on MARCH 17, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Ginapahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong MARSO 17, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

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

PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY DATES WILL BE AUCTIONED ON MARCH 16, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

DAVAO GOLDWIN PAWNSHOP, INC All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of JANUARY 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. maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa ENERO 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

MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH

Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

17, 2020 17, 2020 13, 2020 10, 2020 26, 2020 17, 2020 19, 2020

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 month of JANUARY 2020 must be 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 @ 9:00A.M. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NO.

C.M. RECTO (MAIN) LANANG BRANCH 1 SAN PEDRO

MARCH 17, 2020 297-8081 MARCH 17, 2020 235-3473 MARCH 17, 2020 327-8832

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 JANUARY 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 ENERO 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, 2020

321-2185

ILUSTRE

MARCH 02, 2020

234-4844

MARCH 13, 2020

All pawned items from SEPTEMBER 2019 – OCTOBER 2019


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 31, 01,2016 2020 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST

LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the New Rules of Court, Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased JOSE T. GUAN HING, SR., who died on January 5, 1979 and VICENTA B. GUAN HING, who died on April 27, 2019, both died in Davao City, respectively, leaving certain real properties situated in Lupon, Davao Oriental, described, as follows: 1) Lot No. 3585A, Psd-11-050547, consisting of 71,832 sq. meters, more or less; 2) Lot No. 2594-D, Psd-11-050845, consisting of 5,955 sq. meters, more or less; 3) Lot 4, LRC/Psd -204571, consisting of 10,000 sq. meters, more or less; 4) Lot 3-C-5, (LRC), Psd-107101, consisting of 699 sq. meters, more or less; and Lot No. 2021, consisting of 1,524 sq. meters, more or less, has been the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE executed by their heirs per Doc. No. 449; Page No. 91; Book No. 1; Series of 2020 of the NOTARY PUBLIC ROBERT D. DE LEON. (MT- March 18, 25 & April 1, 2020)


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2020 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,01, 2016

Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated

DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC. NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expire during the month of JANUARY 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 @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa ENERO 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 BUHANGIN

MARCH 10, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020

225-0033 241-1071

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 2019. 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 Nobyembre 2019. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

DAVAO CITY Digos Rizal Digos Luna Digos Magsaysay Tagum Rizal Tagum Roxas Tagum Pioneer Tagum Public Market Tagum Quezon Santo Tomas Nabunturan Davao Branches Mati Burgos Kidapawan Panabo

Tel.#234-2268/cell#09078756193 ask for Ram and Jen between 8am-5pm

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE Baguio Proper, Baguio District

Call (0932) 372 7799

Digos Magsaysay March 6, 2020 At 9:30am

Venue and Date

Tagum Pioneer – GRAND AUCTION March 6-7, 2020 At 9:30am Santo Tomas March 11, 2020 At 9:30am Nabunturan March 14, 2020 At 9:30am Ilustre – GRAND AUCTION March 19-21, 2020 At 9:30am Mati Burgos March 21, 2020 At 9:30am Kidapawan March 25,2020 At 9:30am Panabo – GRAND AUCTION March 30-31


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from Davao City starting March 19 and the succeeding 14 days. “I told our BOQ (Bureau of Quarantine) and NICA (National Intelligence Coordinating Agency) handling all the intel units of Davao City, which is under the DOH (Department of Health), to prepare for the opening flights because, of course, all of those who will enter (Davao City) are already considered as persons under monitoring. It is possible that they are already carriers upon entering (the city),” she said. Meanwhile, Executive Order No. 22 states that there are certain internation-

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al and domestic air travels exempted from the flight ban to and from the city. These include cargo flights, medical evacuations (air ambulance), weather mitigation flights, maintenance flights, and government and military flights. For emergency landing, all crews and passengers are mandated not to disembark as much as possible. They will be contained in an isolation room at the airport should there be a need for disembarkation. Recovery flights for repatriates will also be allowed provided that each flight is subject to prior clearance by the city government of Davao.

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strict implementation of the policies set by the Regional Task Force 11-COVID19 Order No. 2020-003 or the liquor ban, which prohibited the manufacture, transport, and trading of methanol-based products in Davao Region. Aside from that, uniformed personnel were also advised to impose R.A. 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act, as well as Art 151 of the Revised Penal

Code or the Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority. Art. 151 is punishable by a fine of not exceeding P100,000 and imprisonment of up to six months. The Davao City Police Office has recorded 14 violators of the R.A. 11332 and 59 violators for Art. 151. "All we are asking from the public is simply their cooperation. We are not the enemy. We are all doing this to protect you," the city police office director.

in Matina,” she confirmed on Monday. Duterte, however, did not disclose any more details about the said patient. She also admitted that the increase in the number of spike in the number of persons under investigation (PUIs) can be attributed to the major cockfighting event in the city prior to the community quarantine. Health officials have been continuously tracing those who went to attend the derby in New Matina Galleria.

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She urged attendees to self-monitor and get themselves tested in the designated health centers when they develop symptoms. H o w e v e r, D u t e r t e urged the public to not focus on the number of positive cases as it is expected. “Take the precautionary measures. Stay at home, wash your hands regularly, and observe social distancing. People are also mandated to wear the proper masks when going out of the house,” she said. By Samantha T. Burgos

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rybody should work from home because some are already being required to (self-) isolation when exposed to positive (infection) and (some are) possible PUIs (persons under investigation),” Duterte said. The mayor said those who are working delivering the essential social services, health security, and disaster-response services will still continue to work in full operation. “While those tasked to do paperworks, they will do it at home and then the documents will be shuttled from one residence to another so there will be no

delay,” she said. Duterte said the only way to ensure that there will be no delay in the giving of salary is for them to fasttrack all the documents. “So that when the time comes for payday, the only thing that we have to wait for is th daily time record and submissions, as the other documents are already done,” she said. She stressed that there is no reason for the city government to immediately release the salary for three months all at once. “What we are saying is that there should be no delay in the salary. We in the city government of Davao are not like the others who were not able to get their salary because they lost their jobs. We still have our jobs,” she said. By Warren Elijah E. Valdez

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symptoms,” she said. Some facilities like the La Vida Inn, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Queensland are also readying their facilities. She also reached out to other hotel owners but they declined as they were not ready. “And now I have contacted another person requesting for a facility,” she said. “These centers will be in preparation in case of

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surge, which we wish will never happen.” Meanwhile, the Southern Philippines Medical Center has utilized its main building for COVID-19 patients only. Visitors are already banned from the building, except for one watcher. The Department of Health has now categorized patients to their assigned centers, Duterte said.

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be identified by the DOT as new quarantine centers for people suspected to be infected with Covid-19. “Ang DOT naman ang maghahanap ng mga hotel sa iba’t-ibang region ng bansa na pwedeng gamitin bilang quarantine facilities (The DOT will look for hotels in every region that can be used as quarantine facilities),” he said. Nograles said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is also coordinating with private entities to use other establishments for quarantine and isolation purposes. He noted that the Philippine International Convention Center and World Trade Center in Pasay City, and the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila are among those that will be converted into “fully-functional quarantine facilities.”

The IATF-EID earlier directed all local government units (LGUs) to identify government facilities that can be used as quarantine centers. Nograles said LGUs were ordered to finalize the furbishing of provincial, city, municipal, and village quarantine facilities. “The DOH Centers for Health Development and the regional offices of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, LGUs, including uniformed services, shall form composite teams who will serve as personnel in quarantine facilities operated by the national government and LGUs,” he said. Last week, the Department of Education also expressed willingness to convert public schools into quarantine facilities, in case the Covid-19 situation worsens in the country. (PNA)

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affected sectors and the procurement of more medical supplies, devices, and personal protective equipment. “Opo, na-submit na po (Yes, he has already submitted it),” said Nograles, spokesperson of the InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATFEID), in a virtual press conference on Tuesday. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, in a separate statement, also confirmed that Duterte indeed submitted his report to Congress. The law authorizes the executive to realign the national budget and tap additional funds to address the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Nograles said the executive branch has yet to release a list of budget breakdown. “Hinihingi ko pa po 'yung final copy (We are still requesting for a final copy). As soon as I get it, I will report immediately,” he said. In his public address,

Duterte assured that the two powers in the law which he reserved for himself will be exercised “only when absolutely necessary.” These are the power to direct the operation of private establishments and the power to require businesses to prioritize contracts for materials and services necessary for the crisis. Under the law, the executive department must submit a weekly report to Congress, every Monday, detailing how he used his special powers to address Covid-19. The report must include the amount and corresponding utilization of funds used, augmented, reprogrammed, reallocated, and realigned. Meanwhile, Congress

must establish a joint congressional oversight committee composed of four members of each house to be appointed by the Senate President and House Speaker. The committee will determine whether such acts, orders, rules, and regulations are within the restrictions provided. Duterte signed the law on March 24. The law will be in full force and effect for three months unless extended by Congress. He also placed the entire of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine from March 17 to April 12 requiring all individuals to stay indoors and limit their movement to accessing basic goods and necessities. (PNA)


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moting barangay captains. Report their names, which barangay and we will take action),” he said. He asked barangay officials to think twice about how they treat their constituents as it would be their basis for electing new officials during the next elections. “Malayo pa ang eleksyon. Kalimutan niyo ang eleksyon (Elections ar far away. Forget about elections). But what you’re doing now will be the basis of the people whether you’ll be elected or not in the next election. Tandaan niyo ‘yan (Remember that),” he said. He also reminded local officials against going

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overboard while enforcing policies, especially in restricting the movement of cargoes carrying basic necessities such as food, medicines, and other health-related items when it should be unhampered. “Sa LGU, lalo na iyong malalayong lugar mayroon silang tendency to overdo, kasi iniisip nila iyong welfare ng kanilang constituents, but not knowing ay sumosobra na (In local government units, especially in distant places, they have a tendency to overdo it because they’re thinking of the welfare of their constituents, not knowing that it’s too excessive),” he said. (PNA)

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ment a rolling store so that it could sell products to consumers even without going to the public markets. She said that a certain trader informed her to propose for the operations of a a rolling store in the city. “I said yes, because in this way, we can decongest our public markets, the place where most people are,” she said, pointing out that people must not go to the markets to exercise physical distancing. She said that the rolling store will sell fish, meats and vegetables in villages. “Hopefully, this will help,” Duterte said. Even with the implementation of a rolling store, the mayor said physical distancing should also be observed, or its operations will have to be stopped. Duterte said that they might open three rolling stores this week.

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On the plan of CAO, aside from farm produce, other items are still being considered. The vegetables, she said, will come from the farmers of the city, as the city mayor pointed out that this is because the farmers are also currently facing a challenge in selling their produce as most of their clients, particularly restaurants, have stopped operations. “We have intervened to (assist) the farmers supplying restaurants because they have too much surplus. We have taken those. The farmers were told that their products will be bought by the City Agri,” she added as these farmers also need to profit from their farm. The CAO, she added, will repack the items as the city government will also help in the distributidon process.

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and continue supporting our government in whatever way we can. Our health care workers and government responders are risking their own lives to save ours but they are running out of equipment to protect themselves,” SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said. At the same time, Ang also urged domestic manufacturers to retool their facilities, if they can, to produce these equipment and ramp up production to secure the supply chain. SMC is currently mapping out available PPE capacity from its own suppliers even as it continues to look for domestic suppliers to help increase production of the protective equipment if they can as the battle against the virus continues. “We are leveraging our network of suppliers to assist government in addressing this shortage. But this may not be enough. That’s

why we are also calling on local suppliers, even the small ones, to come forward. We will help purchase your products and get it out in the market where it’s most needed,”Ang said. He requested for government, though, to provide private sector with technical specifications and standards the protective items must meet. “And we need to streamline the certification and approval processes so that those who wish to respond can immediately provide the supplies our medical front liners need.” The company has been repurposing most of its facilities to respond to the need for more protective items and food for the hardest-hit communities. SMC’s Ginebra San Miguel Inc. recently retooled its liquor plants nationwide to produce rubbing alcohol to help front liners fighting the outbreak.

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terte appealed employers be compassionate to their employees in this time of crisis. “I strongly urge these employers to provide the most needed food assistance to their employees affected by the measures we have implemented and will implement in order to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus,” Duterte said, adding that instead of donating elsewhere they should prioritize their workers. “I appeal that you see through the plight of your workers, provide them with food assistance, and help them survive the crisis that swept through sectors and classes — but severely, those who barely make ends meet, including your workers,” she said. For employers who still allow their workers to report for work, they must also provide them with transportation. “It is encouraged for them to commission PUJs and hire drivers left out of work because of Covid-19. It would be an act of goodwill that would be deeply appreci-

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ated,” she said. "The world did not expect Covid-19 to happen but it did — and it unleashed unprecedented havoc to all of us," she added. By helping their workers, she said, the employers are also helping the city government reach out to people who need help. "Now we all need to come together to ensure that the intervention of the local government of Davao will reach and cover all families in the city, particularly those who have less," she added. She added that he help of the employers will help the city government make sure "that no one is out of food, that no Dabawenyo will starve until April 30, 2020." "We only need to cooperate and help each other. We are Dabawenyos. We have always shown that our hearts are for each other and for our city. Collectively, our spirit as a people has been and will always be indestructible," she said. By Samantha T. Burgos and Warren Elijah E. Valdez

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and including raincoats as requested by some hospitals as back-up alternatives Testing is made more widely available, by supporting and donating the local Manila Healthtek test kits developed by the UP-NIH team (upon DOH approval), providing the testing needs of RITM, and donating FDA-approved PCR kits sourced from Korea. Providing ICU-grade ventilators to help hospitals manage patients with severe cases. Among the hospitals that received PPE donations as of March 27, 2020 are the following designated COVID hospitals are; University of the Philippines PGH, Lung Center of the Philippines, Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), National Kidney and Transplant Institute, San Lazaro Hospital, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center,

Philippine Heart Center, National Children’s Hospital and Rizal Medical Center. Other hospitals include, Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Chinese General Hospital, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay (UERM) Memorial Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital, University of Sto. Tomas Hospital, Makati Medical Center, The Medical City, Ospital mg Muntinlupa, and more. Several shipments of PPEs are also on their way to provincial hospitals nationwide, including Rizal, Pampanga, Bataan, Quezon, Pangasinan, Catanduanes, Cebu, Iloilo, Samar, Tacloban, Surigao del Sur, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Marawi, Zamboanga, and more. SM has committed to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government, in ensuring that we all contain and overcome the COVID-19 crisis together.

Meanwhile, it started producing nutribun-inspired breads it continuously donates to poor communities severely affected by the quarantine. The company has also donated over half a million kilos of rice, along with canned goods, biscuits and coffee. To date, the company has donated over 100,000

liters of ethyl alcohol to various front liners in the national and local government as well as public and private hospitals in Luzon. Food donations have, thus far, reached over P100 million. These were delivered to hardest hit areas in NCR, Cavite, Bulacan, Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Quezon, Pangasi-

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to the nationwide demand. She said that she hopes that it won’t happen to manufactured goods as well. To regulate the purchasing of goods, DTI released the Memorandum Circular no. 20-07 where consumers are encouraged to buy products that are

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good for seven days in order to maintain the supply and prevent profiteering and hoarding. Ambi added that as long as people are not panic buying or going beyond their buying capacity, there is no need to worry on the supply of manufactured goods.

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the P200-billion emergency subsidy program. “We will urgently deliver this emergency subsidy to millions of our fellow Filipinos who live day-today on subsistence earnings or ‘no-work, no-pay’ arrangements," Dominguez said. He said "the subsidies will be delivered through various national and local programs in the form of food, cash, and other essentials for the next two months, as provided in RA 11469." Although he recognized the need for state support to businesses so they could be back on their feet once the pandemic is over, Dominguez said such assistance would have to take the backseat in the meantime in favor of the most urgent priority, which is to help an estimated 18

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million Filipino households most affected by the virtual economic standstill resulting from the COVID-19 global crisis. Said Dominguez: “We need to take care of our people first because that is the primordial duty of the government and society, especially during crises such as this pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 30,000 worldwide and battered the global economy." "We will eventually put in place programs for affected businesses so the economy could bounce back as soon as we beat this lethal virus," he said. "For the moment, the government must attend to dislocated families and keep Filipino workers healthy so they are ready for the subsequent resurgence in economic activity.”

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sive Philippine partnership with 88uition as continuous education is a commitment we nurture at Security Bank,” says Security Bank President and CEO Sanjiv Vohra. The partnership is open to both Security Bank and non-Security bank clients. Students are given free access to its comprehensive library of educational materials and online classes until June 30, 2020. Students from Grade 1 to 10 can instantly stream videos created by some of the best teachers in Singapore that will help them continue their learning. It simulates a normal class routine and provides homework through an easy dashboard that parents can access. With the e-learning program, students will have access to lessons from subject topics such as Mathematics, Science, English and even Chinese education. 88Tuition brings a certified learning platform with well-planned learn-

ing modules that provides children a sense of continuity and parents a sense of security. Known advocate of education technology, Edukasyon.ph CEO and Founder, Asia 21 Young Leader and 2020 WEF Global Young Leader, Henry Motte-Munoz expressed his approval of the partnership. As for him, “Whilst we understand the real concern that not all families have internet access, this is nevertheless a welcome opportunity for many parents out there to give their children quality education despite the current situation and to discover the value of online tools. We applaud Security Bank for opening up possibilities to parents and their children to bond over education and learning within the walls of their homes.” 88Tuition brings a learning platform with well-planned learning modules that provides children a sense of continuity and parents a sense of security.

nan, Marinduque and Sorsogon. The company said it will continue to send out food donations in the coming days “We are committed to growing this fund for PPEs and continue allocating resources to purchase

much-needed protective items. We also invite other businesses to join us in this initiative and work together to support our selfless health care workers on the front lines of this crisis. We are all in this together,” he added.


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