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OPINION We need a “Vaccine” for Corruption BY CHITO R. GAVINO III

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GIOVANI DIVA begins rebuilding their home after the huge fire that razed 166 houses in Purok 13, Barangay Tibungco, Bunawan District last April 5. Families whose houses were totally destroyed received an initial cash assistance of P10,000 from the city. BING GONZALES

Pre-surge of cases? • Sara: COVID numbers in Davao a ‘cause for alarm’

DAVAO City’s confirmed COVID-19 positive cases, which exceeded the 500-mark over the weekend, is a cause for alarm. Mayor Sara Duterte, ing sa presentation ni Dr. there is a pre-surge.” during the Davao City Lopez (According to the As of May 9, Davao Disaster Radio (DCDR) presentation of Dr. Ashley City logged a total of 513 Special Hours program Lopez), it is not yet a surge active COVID-10 cases yesterday, said, “Accord- but it seems to indicate that after 74 were added to

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the number on that day. But the mayor maintained that it’s not up to the city to be classified under an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or modified community quaran-

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A TRAILER TRUCK slams into the concrete fence of the liquefied petroleum gas refilling plant in Barangay Dumoy, Talomo District. The truck driver lost control of the wheel after he avoided another vehicle on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the incident. BING GONZALES

COVID-19:

Mindanao’s cases breach 70K Back to normal after BIFF attack in Datu Paglas town BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

THE SITUATION is back to normal hours after government forces thwarted a terrorist attack by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao on May 8. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry

Division, is calling on the public to remain vigilant and report any presence of suspicious individuals to preempt any extremist groups from conducting atrocities on the communities. Uy thanked the residents and the local government unit of Datu Paglas for their swift action to inform government

security forces about the presence of armed groups as early as Friday evening. “The cooperation of the civilian populace and of the LGU paved the way for security forces to be proactive in fulfilling their duty and immediately take necessary action against the threat group,”

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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – COVID-19 cases across Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities have breached the 70,000-mark since the pandemic struck last year, with Davao City recording the highest overall but Zamboanga City tops in active cases. As of May 8, Davao Of 7,462 cases in Zamboan- cy Task Force on Emerging City recorded a total of ga City, 5,102 are recoveries Infectious Diseases (IATF14,824 cases, almost twice and 287 are deaths. EID) in its Resolution 113-A the number of Zamboanga Four variants of SARS- on April 29 placed the cities City’s 7,462. But accord- CoV-2, the virus that causes of Davao, Iligan and Marawi ing to the Department of COVID-19 — from UK and Lanao del Sur under Health’s Center for Health (B.1.1.7), from South Africa General Community QuarDevelopment (DOH-CHD) (B.1351), from Brazil (P.1) antine (GCQ) while the rest, in the Davao region, Davao and from the Philippines including Zamboanga City, City has only 455 active (P.3) – have been detected in were placed under Modified cases while Zamboanga some areas in Mindanao but General Community QuarCity has 2,073, according to they have since recovered, antine (MGCQ) until May 31 the Zamboanga Task Force according to the DOH-CHD but evening of May 5, ZamCOVID-19. in the regions of Davao, boanga City Mayor Maria Of 14,824 cases in Northern Mindanao, Caraga Isabelle Climaco announced Davao City, 13,671 are re- and Soccsksargen. the city will be placed under coveries and 698 are deaths. The national Inter-Agen- ( / MINDANAO'S / 5)

Vulnerable sector priority at PhilSys registration centers DAVAO CITY – It was probably the fastest transaction that Ladz Royo Guimalan ever had. In less than hour, the resident of Central Park Subdivision in Bangkal, Davao City was done with her Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration. “National ID Registration done! Thank you for the priority. Breastfeed, so in less than 1 hour I'm done. Told me that it's a prio[rity],” she posted on Facebook on March 26, 2021. What’s more, Guimalan was able to open a Land Bank of the Philippines account just by showing her transaction slip and another identifica-

tion card. Raymund Escurzon, a senior citizen, also shared on Facebook on the same day that he, too, was prioritized and has already completed Steps 1 and 2 of the PhilSys registration. “I am lucky, too, because I am on the priority list, being a senior citizen,” he posted. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is allotting special lanes for the vulnerable sector during the PhilSys registration – persons with disabilities, senior citizens, pregnant or nursing mothers included. Starting April 15, PSARegion 11 (Davao) accommodated even those who were

not visited for Step 1 (demographic information). Previously, PSA entertained only those who were preregistered or were visited by PSA enumerators for Step 1 registration, mostly from low-income families. In Step 2, registrants will go to PhilSys centers for biometrics capture, like iris scan and photographs of front and side view of faces. Those who received a schedule for Step 2 through text messages will also be prioritized. Step 3 will be the issuance of the Philippine ID card. As of April 15, PSA -11 records showed 541,812 residents of Davao Region have

already completed Steps 1 and Step 2. Signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for Filipinos and resident aliens. The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity and a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and opening of bank accounts. It will also boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)

Bacolod City thanks DC for donating RT-PCR machine BY EUGENE HINUTAN/UM INTERNA

THE BACOLOD City Council passed a resolution thanking Davao City for donating a Reverse TranscriptionPolymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machine and 20 sampling kits to the local government recently. The resolution was authored by Bacolod City Councilor Cindy Rojas, chairperson of the committee on health, who extended the city’s heartfelt appreciation for the kindness and generosity of Davaoeños. She said the donation will help Bacolod strengthen its capacity to test residents to

detect possible infection and prevent the local transmission of the COVID-19. She added that the present incubation period of the deadly virus ranges from 1 to 12.5 days according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “These estimates can change as new information is being shared with the Department of Health (DOH). Based on what we know about other coronavirus diseases such as Mers and Sars, their incubation period reaches up to 14 days. With COVID-19, WHO recommends to monitor con-

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SEDA Abreeza, now a Safe Travels Stamp hotel

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SEDA Abreeza hotel manager Kennedy Kapulong

Seda Abreeza: celebrating a meaningful anniversary ANNIVERSARIES and birthdays are usually celebrated with fanfare, oftentimes with a lavish feast. But that was then. The world has changed since Covid-19 came. In response to the call of the times, Seda Abreeza Hotel has also shifted its anniversary celebration, from an annual festivity to a more sober observation this year. "Very simple and subtle. We just want it to be meaningful for our employees," said hotel manager Kennedy Kapulong. Seda Abreeza's anniversary kicked off with a thanksgiving mass on the first week of April. This was followed by a bloodletting activity in partnership with the Ayala Business Club Davao and the Philippine National Red Cross. They also held engagement activities with their employees to keep them motivated as they continue to face the challenges of the new normal. In the said endeavors, Kapulong kept on reminding them to be grateful that they are still able to serve their clients. In the midst of Seda Abreeza's austere commemoration, a couple of good news still managed to enliven the mood. First, the hotel was given the much-coveted Safe Travels Stamp. It is the only hotel in Southern Mindanao and the only Seda Hotel in the Philippines to be given such imprimatur of safety standards. "We're very happy because it validated our efforts, and that our safety measures are globally accepted. We hope that more establishments will follow suit, and for Davao Region to be recognized as a safe destination," Kapulong said. The Safe Travels Stamp is a recognition of tourism establishments' compliance to health and safety standards as evaluated by the World Travel and Tourism Council and the Department of Tourism.

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KAPULONG with Davao media

"Beyond just a bragging right, it serves more as a reminder to our employees that we must be always on our toes when it comes to safety of our employees, guests and suppliers," he shared. Aside from the Safe Travels Stamp, Seda Hotels is also nominated in three award categories in the prestigious, London-based World Travel Awards 2021, which "acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries". In addition to adhering to the minimum health standards, Seda Abreeza also employed UV light sanitising system for their rooms, public areas and facilities. They so give out free hygiene kits to arriving guests. "We have instituted our Safe At Seda Hy-

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giene and Safety Manual where our trainings and implementation are based on," said Kapulong. Prior to the pandemic, Seda Abreeza has also received accolades from Agoda, Booking.com, Trip Advisor, Travellers Choice Awards, and the Philippine Tatler. After a very challenging 2020, the hospitality industry is hellbent on getting back in the rails this year. "It's a different movement for the market right now after we lost a chunk of MICE. Now, we're banking on local travelers within Mindanao region," Kapulong explained, referring to FITs (free independent travelers) from essential industries, such as information technology, energy and engineering sectors, APORs (Authorized Persons Outside Residence), and families on weekend staycation. In their 8th year, Kapulong only wished for one thing. "Ultimately, our goal is to keep our employees and for everyone to stay healthy and safe. That's the most important thing for us right now," he quipped. This year's celebration may be restrained but the people behind Seda Abreeza's longevity remain in positive and in high spirits for better days to come.


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Three-month hog supply to the NCR nearly 400K

BSP 28-day securities rate slips anew: report MANILA – High domestic liquidity situation continues to result in oversubscription in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 28-day debt securities auction resulting in the drop in the paper’s interest rate. Data released by the central bank on Friday showed that the average rate of the debt paper fell to 1.7833 from

1.8052 percent during the auction last April 30. BSP offered the debt paper for PHP100 billion, the same as last week, and tenders reached PHP116.02 billion. The auction committee made a full award. Bid coverage ratio improved to 1.1602 from last week’s 1.5150 when the ten-

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MANILA – Nearly 400,000 live hogs have been shipped to Metro Manila markets from provinces with surplus of supplies since February 8 this year, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday. On Thursday, 4,731 hogs Bicol Region also delivand 28,203 kilograms of car- ered 531 hogs from Sorsogon cass were also delivered from and Camarines Sur, Zamvarious regions, bringing the boanga Peninsula contributed total to 388,367 hogs and 250 hogs from Zamboanga del 2,687,731 kilograms (kg). Sur, and Northern Mindanao Western Visayas had the dispatched 245 hogs. most number of deliveries Central Luzon likewise with 1,570 hogs or 33 percent delivered 23 hogs from Tarlac, of Thursday's total. on top of its 28,203 kilograms Calabarzon followed with of carcass delivery, to aug1,420 hogs from Batangas ment the pork requirement of while Mimaropa sent 692 Metro Manila. hogs from Oriental Mindoro A report from Nationand Marinduque. al Meat Inspection Service

2nd Food Security Summit concludes in Cotabato City MARAWI CITY (PIA)--The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) held its second Bangsamoro Food Security Summit (FSS) on May 6-7 at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City. The two-day event, which carried the theme: “Food for Today and Beyond: Transforming Philippine Agriculture," aimed to craft the region’s strategic action plans in addressing emerging chal-

lenges and prospects for the agriculture and fisheries industry. In his message, Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim said that the Bangsamoro region, as an agricultural hub in the Philippines, displays unlimited potential and apparent challenges in terms of food security. Ebrahim pointed out that for the BARMM to achieve what it desired under the Food Security and Nutrition

Roadmap that was launched last year, it is essential to promote collaboration amongst concerned agencies, farmers and fisherfolks, and public and private stakeholders. “To elevate the living condition of the Bangsamoro people, we hope to utilize our region’s potential,” he added. Meanwhile, MAFAR Minister Dr. Mohammad Yacob emphasized that the conduct of the celebration served as “an avenue to generate

plans and viable recommendations that would help to boost the region’s food supply.” During the event, Yacob and other MAFAR officials and staff conducted a series of parallel workshops and laid out legislative agenda for the agriculture sector. The ministry also presented the summit’s output, entitled Food Security Plan Today and Beyond the New Normal, to the Secretary of

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showed that on Thursday alone, a total of 5,099 hogs were slaughtered and produced 342,407.23 kg of carcass, of which 51.52 percent were distributed within Metro Manila. Delivery of hogs from various provinces to the National Capital Region (NCR) and other areas meet the demand for pork products as supply is affected by the outbreak of African swine fever. After the price ceiling expired on April 8, the DA replaced it with the implementation of suggested retail prices. Imported pork shoulder

(kasim) retails at PHP270 per kilo, and imported pork belly (liempo) at PHP350 per kilo. The DA monitored fresh kasim and liempo in 10 markets has average prices between PHP340 to PHP380 and PHP360 to PHP400, respectively. Liempo is sold the cheapest in Western Visayas at PHP250 per kilo while kasim at the Zamboanga Peninsula is sold for the same price. Meanwhile, the highest per kilo prices are in Calabarzon markets at PHP380 for liempo and PHP370 for kasim. (PNA)

MSMEs urged to protect copyright amid pandemic MANILA – Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with protected intellectual property (IP) and positive branding strategies have defied store closures and revenue losses that marked the first pandemic year, according to industry stakeholders. “Through e-commerce, MSMEs can reach out to more potential consumers not only within the country but also within international markets.

E-commerce not only became a means for businesses to keep afloat during the pandemic but, in some cases, even helped MSMEs expand their markets,” Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Special Concerns and Trade Promotions Group Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman said in a statement. However, Macatoman acknowledged that with op-

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KEY OFFICIALS of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) spearhead the 2nd Bangsamoro Food Security Summit (FSS) on May 6-7, 2021 at MAFAR Compound, Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City. (MAFAR)


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if we continue to kanang dili strikto sa atong public minimum health standards, sa pagfollow non-pharmaceutical interventions nato, then we will really have a surge of these cases diri sa atong city. And usually ang ECQ og ang MECQ naay measure kung kanus-a na iimplement (We’ve been telling everyone that we don’t want an ECQ or an MECQ but if we continue to be lax in our observance of the public minimum health standards, in following our non-pharmaceutical interventions, then we will really have a surge of cases in the city. ECQ and MECQ have measures and when it will be implemented).” She, however, hoped that the city would continue to manage, stop, or push down the increasing number of COVID-19 cases to prevent an ECQ or an MECQ. “We are all in agreement, I do not think there is one person diri here sa atong syudad na gusto mag (here that wants) ECQ or MECQ. Dili nato gusto buhaton na, that’s the same message gihatag

BACOLOD...

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nato last week. Ginaingon nato nag-antos ta, nagaantos tang tanan. Dili nato pasagadan atong paghago og pag-antos mahulog lang sa wala kay mudaghan atong mga kaso. Panigurohon nato nga ang pag-antos nato, ang lisod na giagian nato, dili mudaghan ang mga kaso (We don’t want that, that’s my message last week. We’ve been saying we’ve been suffering, we’re all suffering. We should not waste all our efforts and sacrifices if our positive cases rise. Let’s make sure our sacrifices, the hardships that we’ve been through will not lead to more cases),” Duterte added. She bared that of the 60 COVID-19 cases recorded on May 8, Buhangin topped the list with the most number of cases having had 12, followed by Talomo South with nine, Talomo Central 7, Talomo North 6, Bunawan 5, Agdao 4, and Sasa 4. Duterte attributed the rising cases to outbreaks in the clustering of cases aside from the surveillance and contact tracing testing. CIO

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tacts of confirmed cases for 14 days,” as she quoted. The PT-PCR machine arrived at Bocolod-Silay Airport on May 4 and it was received by local officials, headed by Mayor Evelio Leornadia, together with Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, City Administrator Em Ang, and councilors Rojas and Renecito Novero.

The early detection of the virus through RT-PCR machine is essential to ensure that the patient will receive medical treatment as early as possible, Rojas said. Bacolod City had a total of 7,881 cases with 219 deaths as of May 6. However, 6,682 patients have already recovered, so there were ony 980 were active cases.

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(from Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), from May 8 “until such time the cases subside.” The national IATF’s Resolution 114-A issued on May 6 said Zamboanga City will be under MECQ until May 14. “Overwhelmed” Zamboanga City’s Local Task Force COVID-19, had earlier appealed to the national IATF to place the city under a “stricter quarantine level” – either ECQ or MECQ — due to a spike in cases, and hospitals as well as local governmentmanaged isolation facilities were already full and healthcare workers were “getting overwhelmed.” Mayor Climaco issued a series of executive orders, among them requiring travelers to the city, “including fully vaccinated individuals,” to present negative RTPCR test results, “whether saliva or nasopharyngeal;” another creating a task force in the barangays to ensure minimum health protocols are observed. Climaco also ordered the closure of beaches, beach resorts, inland water resorts, establishments with pools from May 1 to May 15 “to prevent the unnecessary congregation of people amidst the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in the city.” In the banking industry,

page 2) the Zamboanga City Bankers and Financiers Association Inc., shortened the working hours of its member-banks to only four hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. effective May 3. 6 regions Mindanao’s COVID-19 cases breached the 70,000mark on May 1, recording a total of 70,305 from 69,790 a day earlier. The DOH-CHD in Region 9 or the Zamboanga Peninsula, which has the highest number of active cases in Mindanao, is always late in posting its COVID-19 report on its Facebook page. Its April 22 and 23 reports, for example, were posted only on April 26. It posted its April 30 report on May 4 and its May 4 report on May 7. It has yet to post its May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 reports. The Zamboanga Task Force COVID-19 also posts updates on the city’s cases, usually a day late. As of May 4, the five regional DOH offices in Mindanao and the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, recorded a total of 72,057 cases with the Davao region posting the highest number at 23,613 (874 active, 21,752 recoveries and 987 deaths) followed by Northern Mindanao with 14,499 cases (106 admitted, 1.265 outpatient, 12,659 recoveries and 469 deaths),

Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) with 10,756 cases (2,824 active, 7,546 recoveries and 381 deaths), Caraga with 10,335 cases (938 active, 9,043 recoveries and 354 deaths), Region 12 (Soccsksargen) with 7,693 (839 active, 6,594 recoveries and 258 deaths) and 5,161 in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (402 active, 4,570 recoveries and 189 deaths). By May 8, the number of cases in Region 10 had reached 15,034; in Region 11 24,093; in Region 12, 8,130; in Caraga, 10,783; and 5,301 in the Bangsamoro. The regional DOH in Zamboanga Peninsula has yet to post its May 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 reports. Davao City recorded a total of 14,620 cases as of May 4 (356 active, 13,573 recoveries and 691 deaths). On May 8, the city reported 14,824 cases (455 active, 13,671 recoveries and 698 deaths). The Regional IATF and Regional Task Force against COVID-19 in the Davao region issued a joint resolution on May 3, regulating entry and exit in its boundaries with other regions. Surge According to records from the DOH in Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga City has been recording double and triple digit new cases in the past few days.

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MindaNews noted that in seven days – from April 28 to May 4 – the city recorded an increase of 803 cases, from 6,088 on April 28 to 6,891 on May 4. Within the same period, according to the DOH regional offices, Cagayan de Oro’s new cases rose from 4,819 to 5,110 or 291 more; Davao City’s from 14,410 to 14,620 or 210 more, General Santos City from 2,440 to 2,531 or 91 more, and Cotabato City’s according to the MOH, rose from 1,348 to 1405 or 57 more. By May 8, Zamboanga City’s cases had reached 7,462; Cagayan de Oro recorded 5,347; Davao City 14,824; General Santos, 2,651 and Cotabato City, 1445. Cotabato resumed its “No Movement Sunday” effective May 9. “Just like before, all establishments will be closed and everyone is advised to stay at home. Only pharmacies and drug stores are allowed to operate to accommodate medical and emergency needs,” the city government announced. Vaccination of senior citizens has started in several areas in Mindanao, including the cities of Zamboanga, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato but there is no schedule yet for Davao City’s seniors. (Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews)


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Opinion

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We need a “Vaccine” for Corruption “(The) issue of corruption, a social malady that is both a cause and symptom of decadence in Filipino culture” (Rev. Fr. Romero J. Intangan, SJ, “Foreward: “EHEM!’ A Manual for Deepening Involvement in Combating Corruption.” 2003). No doubt we have a “Culture of Corruption” in the Philippine that continues to worsen every passing year. In 2003, the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus Committee on the EvangelizaCHITO R. GAVINO III tion of Culture came out with the “EHEM!” Manual mentioned above. Surely much time, effort and money were spent on its preparation. But sad to say, it had hardly caused a dent on the “Culture of Corruption” in our country. A single institution only in the Philippines to address our “Culture of Corruption” will not suffice. A “Whole-of-Nation” collaborative approach seems to be the more effective way to do this. Of course, if a “vaccine” for corruption with a 99% efficacy rate could be invented, hopefully it will eradicate our “Culture of Corruption.” But in the meantime, if leaders of our various institutions could only agree to recently collaborate with one another and form an “Anti-Corruption Whole-ofNation Commission” in the “Filipino Bayanihan” Spirit, we will have a fighting chance to succeed in this challenging task. But will they? Another good reference in fighting corruption in our country is the book written by former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago which merited her with a “Magsaysay Award.” The book remains in the dustbin of our national library, ignored by all our Presidents from her to the present. Our history tells us that corruption in the Philippines was introduced by Spanish government officials and Friars. When we achieved our independence in Kawit, Later on, American government officials with Filipino imperialists joined American colonizers, Filipino imperialists dominated our nation with their corruptive activities to the point of creating a “Damaged Culture” in the Philippines plagued by massive corruption. In the “Country Corruption Perception Index, 2002”, USA ranked 16, Spain ranked 20 and the Philippines ranked 77. Finland, which ranked 1 was the least corrupt nation worldwide while Bangladesh ranked 102 as the most corrupt. This clearly showed that we Filipino have beaten our mentors when it comes to corruption! Based on my humble observation, it was after World war II, during the Presidency of Elpidio Quirino, that corruption ballooned in our government service. It was also around this time that Patriotism or love of Country started to ebb while extreme Love of Family began to overtake Patriotism. There is no doubt that an inverse correlation exists between degradation of Patriotism and over family-centeredness. George Washington, on the other hand said that “religion and the practice of democracy have been closely intertwined. These two are inseparable.” He followed up in his farewell address: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would the man claim the tribute of patriotism. Who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens''. To this we say, “Amen!” The separation between the State and Religion in our Constitution is very limited in scope. Remember what President Quezon then said that he “rather have a government run by Filipinos like hell than a government run by American like heaven”? Well his prophecy indeed came true!. Before, we used to be next to Japan in prosperity in Asia. Now we are one of the poorest in this part of the world. Undoubtedly, our “Culture of Corruption” contributed much in our deterioration as a country. The greatest irony is that we are one of the two Asia countries in Asia whose people are predominantly Christian Filipinos are not real Christian in the real sense of the word. The big question is:” Can we Filipinos heal our sick society of its “Culture of Corruption”? Yes we can if our people will unite to do so. “Pag gusto, may paraan. Pag ayaw, may katwiran.” Filipinos better wake up to this truth”: “Corruption breeds poverty of the spirit that leads to material poverty.” “Corruption is now commonly defined and viewed as the abuse of official power, mostly but not limited to government positions for private gain and enrichment. Succeeding concepts of corruption are as a “behavior that deviates from the formal duties of public role because of private – regarding pecuniary status,” wrote Ronnie V. Amoranto. He further mentioned a certain Bardhan who elaborated “on corruption as the use of public office for private gains, where an official (as agent) entrusted with carrying out a task by the public (as principal) engages in some sort of malfeasance for private enrichment.” Awake, Awake, Filipinos Awake, Awake! The “real vaccine” for corruption is spiritual rather than medical or political. It is “True Love of God and Neighbors” that’s what we Filipinos utterly lack in the ultimate analysis.

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My emotive icons AFTER I have read right through each of the mother's day messages I saw on social media yesterday, I didn't really feel the urge to write my own greet or disclose whatever I wanted to convey for all the moms I knew. I merely tapped on the available heart icon and that was it. I did the same thing in all the lovely pics of mothers posted by my special circle of friends and family. To further spread the positive vibe, I too heart-tapped on the messages to and photos of the mums of whom were my acquaintances. In other words, up to my very own six degrees of separation. After all why the hell not, on this internationally special day, mothers of my friends of friends of friends deserve to be covered in my umbrella bomb-run of Happy Mother's Day greetings too! In short, I was laconic as could be on this day that we honor our mothers. Lest we forget what is perhaps more important, we honor that overall concept of their nurturing maternal instinct that is also synonymous with unselfish giving love. In the least, that might be just one of the many short definitions of motherhood, but yet, it's still wordy, isn't it? So, I have opted for no words needed instead and just overwrote every intended response with a simple. So for my dearest mom, wherever in the heavens she may be at this moment, she could likewise extend to us the same heart message with no words, Correspondents:

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and I'd totally get it. Funny thing about this occasion is that kids growing up remember it so well. It's one of those times when teachers tell you to make crude greeting cards for your mums whom you see everyday in the first place. For many kids, the question is the same: what's all the fuss about? My mom already knows I love her! Then as time goes by, you notice that your once simple idea of "mom" had already slowly extended to your sisters, cousins and girl-friends who had all begun to start their own families. They have become moms like your own mom! Like life turning full circle, you then begin to see little tykes wishing their own mums happy mother's day just as you did many years ago. With many years more, as these tykes grow older, some eventually become mothers, and you see more people greeting your mom, their moms and all other mothers out there. No end in sight it seems, not until you end, that is. Through it all, the idea behind our celebrating mother-hood day might as well be as profound as honoring everything that makes life possible on this orb we call home. Our mothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, children and others all have their turn at nurturing those under their care. Theirs is not a legacy, as that would mean a servitude of sorts. As old as time itself, motherhood remains as that – representing unfaltering and unconditional love that gives without question. Layout Artists:

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021

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P22-million PAMANA water system benefits 13 Tantangan villages TANTANGAN, SOUTH COTABATO --- All 13 barangays of this municipality are the beneficiaries of a Php 22 million Level II potable water system project built under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Director and PAMANA National Program Management Head Cesar De Mesa and Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figueroa, Jr. led the official turnover of the facility on Thursday, May 6. “Nagpapasalamat po kami especially kay Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte [para] sa fund na ibinigay nila [sa amin]. Habang may tubig po mula sa projects natin ay magagamit po ito ng tao, ng mga constituents natin sa 13 barangays,” said Figueroa. The water systems were built in barangays of Magon, Mangilala, New Cuyapo, Poblacion, Dumadalig, New

MINDAVIEWS BY OPAPP Iloilo, Cabuling, New Lambunao, Bukay Pait, Maibo, San Felipe, Libas, and Tinongcop. Meanwhile, De Mesa explained that the PAMANA Program is in line with the six-point peace and development agenda of the Duterte administration, and supports the Philippines’ comprehensive peace process. “Ito (PAMANA) ang programa ng gobyerno para sa mga conflict sensitive at vulnerable areas at mga lugar na geographically isolated and depressed areas (GIDAs),” De Mesa said. ‘Pagka maganda po ang kabuhayan ng ating mga mamamayan ay hindi sila basta basta ma-recruit ng kung

sino mang rebelde,” he added. De Mesa and Figueroa also led the project’s exit conference participated in by the beneficiaries and the project contractor. Exit conferences are held to address issues and concerns related to a project’s implementation before it is officially turned over to beneficiaries. Attending the event were municipal Engr. Joseph Pudadera; Tantangan barangay chairmen Musa Magon, Noel De Castro, Armando Nono, Eliezer Reyes, Johnny Alada, Pedro Rufino, Jr., Maibo, Jose Cabayao, Benhur Peñol, Rodelio Palomo, Jimmy Juaneza, Ernesto Layos, Julio Leal, and Nelia Delos Reyes. Also present were Lt Col. Edwin Alburo, commander of the 40th IB and Col. Joel Mamon, commander of the Joint Task Force Talakudong and deputy commander of the 601st Brigade; and PCpt. Brandie Rasos from the Philippine National Police.

UNAIDS chief to make first virtual mission THE UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima will embark on her first virtual mission, a two-day visit to the Philippines to speak with communities, civil society leaders and representatives from the government to discuss the country’s response to the HIV and COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual mission comes at an opportune time, just before the UN Member States, including the Philippines, will come together on 8-10 June 2021 for the United Nations High-level Meeting on HIV and AIDS to renew commitment to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. The Philippines has the fastest-growing HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific, with infections jumping by 207 per cent from 2010 to 2019, with almost 50 per cent of new HIV infections belonging to the 15–24 age group. To bring rising HIV infections among young people under control, the Philippines amended its national AIDS Law in 2018 to restructure its legal framework to keep pace with the developments in the science of HIV prevention, testing and treatment. The age of consent to HIV testing, without

ANAYSIS parental or guardian’s consent, was reduced from 18 to 15 years old. Despite the law change, the pace to scale up comprehensive evidence-based HIV prevention services for key populations, including condom promotion, PrEP and testing innovations, remains slow. Ms Byanyima’s first virtual visit to Asia and the Pacific comes at a critical time for the Philippines as it deals with rising COVID-19 infections, which has sidetracked the continuity of HIV services, threatening the slow gains of the country’s HIV response in recent years. The virtual mission will kick off tomorrow on 11 May 2021 with a meeting with civil society leaders to discuss community engagement in the national HIV and AIDS response and how communities have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, Ms Byanyima will be given a virtual facility tour of the Family Plan-

ning Organization of the Philippines Iloilo Chapter, a reproductive health service provider and an advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. “We welcome the virtual mission of Ms Byanyima to help amplify the HIV response in the Philippines. We are hopeful this visit will translate into greater political, technical and funding support to get us back on track since the COVID-19 pandemic has set us back significantly,” says Anastacio Marasigan, Jr Executive Director of TLFSHARE Collective and Member of the Philippine National AIDS Council. On the second day, Ms Byanyima is expected to meet with Senator Risa Hontiveros and Health Secretary Francisco Duque to discuss the country’s challenges and opportunities to accelerate its HIV response and strengthen the partnership between UNAIDS and key stakeholders. Before the mission concludes, Ms Byanyima will meet with the UN Country Team and Joint Team on AIDS.(UNAIDS Philippines | Dr Louie R. Ocampo | ocampol@unaids.org UNAIDS Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

No sked yet for vaccination of senior citizens in Davao City DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Thousands of senior citizens in key cities and towns in Mindanao have received their first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 but not in Davao City which has, since March last year, recorded the highest number of cases and highest number of deaths across Mindanao’s 27 provinces and 33 cities. The cities of Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, General Santos, Cotabato, Malaybalay, have rolled out vaccination for the A2 group or residents 60 years and above, some of them already preparing to administer vaccines to a second batch while preparing also to give the second dose to the first batch. Asked on April 30 on the schedule of vaccination for senior citizens in the city, Dr. Ashley Lopez, acting City Health Officer, told MindaNews: “expected next vaccine allocation May 1. Hopefully, vaccination for senior citizens will commence early May.” On May 1, the Davao region received, 44,400 doses of CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, bringing to 148,000 the total number of doses received by the region since the roll-out in early March.

Of 148,000, only 20,000 were from Astra Zeneca. The rest are Sinovac’s Coronavac. According to the DOHDavao’s master list, the region has 84,692 health care workers (HCWs), with Davao City accounting for the most number at 28,493. MindaNews checked again with Lopez on May 5 on the schedule of vaccination for senior citizens and was told “hopefully next week pag dumating na vaccine allocation” (when the vaccine allocation arrives). Asked about the May 1 shipment, Lopez said “para sa natitirang Group A1 yun” (that’s for the remaining A1 Group). A1 refers to health care workers. More vaccines arrived in the country between May 1 and 8. On May 1, 15,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V arrived; on May 7, 1.5 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac; on May 8, from the COVAX Facility, 2,030,400 doses of Astra Zeneca and on May 10, arrival of 193,050 doses of Pfizer vaccines. How many of these vaccines will be shipped to Mindanao has yet to be ascertained. Priorities In the list of priorities for vaccination, the Department of

Health (DOH) listed A1 (health care workers) as first priority, followed by A2 (senior citizens) and A3 (persons with comorbidities). Asked how many senior citizens have registered for vaccination and how the city will determine who gets to be vaccinated first, Lopez told MindaNews on May 5: “Over 100,000 (registered), first come first serve(d) basis). On May 6, MindaNews sought Lopez for clarification on his “first come first served policy” given that those who will be vaccinated are senior citizens, some of whom will be accompanied by relatives or caregivers, and crowding or queuing in the time of pandemic is risky. He sent no reply. MindaNews again checked on May 8 and 9 but he has not answered. Lopez did not also reply to the query on how the vaccines for seniors would be allocated among the city’s 182 barangays if, for example, only 3,000 doses are available for the first batch. MindaNews also sought Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, head of the Vaccination Cluster in the city, on the seniors’ schedule but she has not replied. Last month, Villafuerte said the vaccination venue for those

aged 60 to 65 years old would be at the district health offices but they were still finalizing then on setting up vaccination hubs in the over hospitals for seniors 70 years and older. MindaNews asked the DOH-Davao on protocols in the vaccination of senior citizens and was told that for Priority group A2, there are two “subprioritizations:” Priority A2.1 and Priority A2.2. Priority A2.1 refers to “institutionalized senior citizens including those in registered nursing homes and other group homes with elderly working together”such as convents, while Priority A2.2 are “other senior citizens, including bed-ridden senior citizens at home.” 148,000 The Department of Health in the Davao region has received a total of 148,000 doses of vaccine since its rollout in early March. The total number of health care workers in the region’s master list is 84,692. Out of this number, 28,493 are in Davao City. The total number of those who received their first jab in the region as of April 27 was 60,801while 16,415 received their second dose. By 6 p.m. of

April 29, the number increased to 61,529 and 16,450. By 6 pm of May 5, out of the 84,000 doses distributed for the first dose, 62,819 or 74.8% had been administered, while out of 64,000 for the second dose, 17,481 or 27.3% had been administered. According to the DOHDavao’s Vaccine Statistics, Davao City received a total of 50,790 doses – 28,410 allocated for the first dose of HCWs and 22,380 for second dose. Out of the 28,410 doses allocated, 22,736 or 80% had been administered. Of 22,380 doses intended for the second dose, 8,922 had been administered. How many senior citizens? Records from the DOHDavao which are based on the reports of local government units, show that as of April 26, the “total master listed eligible population” of Priority A2 or Senior Citizens in the region is 353,268. Of this number, 88,381 are in Davao City. An April 20 report of the state-run Philippine News Agency quoted Villafuerte as saying “at least 93,468 out of the targeted 120,000 senior citizens” have registered for vaccination. “The master listing is being

done by two offices, which is the City Health Office (CHO), through the District Health Offices and the Office of the Senior Citizen (OSCA) under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO),” Villafuerte was quoted as saying. The Office for Senior Citizens’ Affairs has not been tapped for registration. In fact, senior citizens calling up the office to inquire about vaccination matters are referred to the CHO. Luis Moran, who heads the OSCA, estimates the number of senior citizens in the city at “more or less 150,000.” He told MindaNews last month that there are three sources of data on senior citizens in the city: their data base, the data base of the Commission on Elections, and Philhealth. “Kaya hindi po ako makapagsabi ng exact but more or less 150,000 ang 60 and above” (That’s why I cannot give an exact number but more or less, there are 150,000 persons aged 60 and above in the city). Moran told MindaNews on Friday that they were still waiting for the call from the CHO for an online meeting involving the DOH, CHO and Federation of Senior Citizens. (Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews)


TUESDAY, MAY 2021 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,11, 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 ENERO 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan sa publiko karong MARSO 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. buntag.

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 MARCH 2021 AND GADGETS THAT EXPIRES ON APRIL 2021 WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON MAY 18, 2021 AT 9:00AM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of FEBRUARY 2021, 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 PEBRERO 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. BAJADA APRIL 06, 2021 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL APRIL 21, 2021 301-4019 SAN PEDRO APRIL 08, 2021 227-6772 CABAGUIO APRIL 27, 2021 321-6223 TIBUNGCO APRIL 29, 2021 222-2494

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of FEBRUARY 2021, 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 PEBRERO 2021. 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 APRIL 08, 2021 APRIL 20, 2021 APRIL 15, 2021

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

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) APRIL 30, 2021 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) APRIL 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 NOVEMBER 16, 2020 to DECEMBER 15, 2020. If not redeemed or renewed on or before MAY 14, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on MAY 17, 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 JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021 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 ENERO PEBRERO UG MARSO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES JANUARY 2021 FEBRUARY 2021 MARCH 2021

AUCTION DATES MAY 12, 2021 MAY 12, 2021 1MAY 12, 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 NOVEMBER 16, 2020 TO DECEMBER 15, 2020 if not redeemed or renewed on MAY 14, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on MAY 17, 2021 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of MARCH 2021 (Regular Items) and APRIL 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 MAY 18, 2021 MAY 18, 2021 MAY 18, 2021 MAY 18, 2021 MAY 18, 2021

Tel. No. 327-8832 327-6275 327-8503 392-3022 333-9945


TUESDAY, MAY 11, 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 MAY 16, 2021 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 FEBRUARY 2021, 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 PEBRERO 2021. 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

APRIL. APRIL. APRIL. APRIL. APRIL. APRIL. APRIL.

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 13, 2021 07, 2021 23, 2021 16, 2021 29, 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 FEBRUARY 2021 (Regular Items) and MARCH 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:

AUTION DATE

Tel. No.

C.M. Recto (Main)

APRIL 15, 2021

297-8081

Lanang

APRIL 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 FEBRUARY 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 @9:00a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa PEBRERO 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

MAY 17, 2021

321-2185

ILUSTRE

MAY 01, 2021

234-4844

MAY 14, 2021

All pawned items expired on MARCH 2021 - APRIL 2021 Will be displayed in a public Auction On MAY 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.


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MINDANAO TIMES

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF ATTY. ALFREDO D. BARCELONA WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY and USUFRUCT Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the late ALFREDO D. BARCELONA, who died intestate on September 24, 1998, at Glan, Saragani Province, Philippines; that at the time of his death leaving a certain real properties with improvements thereon, to wit: LAND OWNER TITLE NO. LOT NO. AREA: LOCATION Alfredo D. Barcelona P-21899 248-A 12,455 sq. meters Batulangon, Glan, Sarangani Province Nelda LI. Barcelona P-22410 247-B 11,305 sq. meters Batulangon, Glan, Sarangani Province Nelda LI. Barcelona T-30558 243-A 30,616 sq. meters Batulangon, Glan, Sarangani Province; Has been the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement of the Estate of Atty. Alfredo D. Barcelona with Special Power of Attorney and Usufruct made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 309; Page No. 63; Book No. 91; Series of 2021 of the Notary Public Atty. Napoleon F. Sango of Davao City. (MT-Apr. 27, May 4 & 11, 2021)

DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate of the late TIMOTEO MAÑACAP, who died on October 9, 1997 in Davao City, left a parcel of land more particularly known as; Lot No. 626-B-2 Psd-43909 (portion of Lot 626-B, Psd-11715) Cad-317, containing an area of TWELVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTYFOUR (12,134) square meters, more or less; and Lot No. 625-A-2, Psd-011380 (portion of Lot 625-A, Psd67950), containing an area of ELEVEN THOUSAND FIVE UNDRED FIFTY THREE (11,553) square meter, more or less, both lots situated in the Barrio of Bunawan, City of Davao, Island of Mindanao is covered by TCT No. T-15639 and T-153981, respectively, is under DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE to ROBERT D. LIM, of legal age, single and a resident of Marigold St., Ladislawa Garden Village, Buhangin, Davao City, under Notary Public Atty. Salvador M. Bijis as per Doc No. 308; Page No. 63; Book No. 147; Series of 2018. (MT-April 27, May 4 & 11, 2021)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF SHARE

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE

Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the late Domingo Digal Lambus, who died intestate on September 10, 2008 at Rivera Medical Center Inc. Panabo City, Davao del Norte; the deceased at the time of his death left the following real properties which are all conjugal and owned in common with his wife, the herein Eufrancia Mangyao Lambus and more particularly described as follows; LOT 5, BLK. 2, PSD-112315-032348 A parcel of land of the subdivision project (Lot 5, Blk. 2 of the subdivision plan Psd112315-032348, being a portion of Lot 4192 – A, Psd-11-029429) situated in the Brgy., Cagangohan, Municipality of Panabo, Province of Davao, containing an area of 150 sq. meters more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-96949; and LOT 6, BLK. 2, PSD-112315-032348 A Parcel of land of the Subdivision Project (Lot 6, Blk. 2, PSD-112315-032348, being a portion of Lot 4192-A, Psd-11-029429,) situated in Brgy of Cagangohan, Municipality of Panabo, Province of Davao, containing an area of 150 Sq. meters more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-96710. Has been the subject of Extra-Judicial Settlement of Estate with Waiver of Share, made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 380; Page No. 77; Book No. VII; Series of 2020 of the Notary Public Atty. Ryan Erik C. Santiago of Davao City.

Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the late Roberto Palmon Renoy, who died intestate on January 24, 2013, at Tagum City; that the deceased at the time of his death, he left behind his conjugal share that parcel of land situated in the Barrio of Tacunan, City of Davao, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. CARP2015000011, containing an area of 3,928 Sq. meters more or less, of the Registry of Deeds of Davao City. Has been the subject of Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement of Estate made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 289; Page No. 58; Book No. 285; Series of 2016 of the Notary Public Atty. Marlisa A. Gallo of Davao City.

(MT-Apr. 27 May 4 & 11, 2021)

(MT-Apr. 27 May 4 & 11, 2021)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF ATTY. ALFREDO D. BARCELONA WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY WITH USUFRUCT and WAIVER OF RIGHTS Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the late ALFREDO D. BARCELONA, who died intestate on September 24, 1998, at Glan, Saragani Province, Philippines; that at the time of his death leaving a certain real properties with improvements thereon, to wit: LAND OWNER: TD/ARP.NO: LOT NO.: AREA: LOCATION: Alfredo D. Barcelona 200802-000 299-pt 339.23 sq. meters Poblacion, Glan, Sarangani Province 101122 Alfredo D. Barcelona 478 149-pt 306.70 sq. meters Poblacion, Glan, Sarangani Province Has been the subject of ExtraJudicial Settlement of the Estate of Atty. Alfredo D. Barcelona with Special Power of Attorney and Usufruct made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 310; Page No. 63; Book No. 91; Series of 2021 of the Notary Public Atty. Napoleon F. Sango of Davao City. (MT-Apr. 27 May 4 & 11, 2021)

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He said. As early as 10:30 in the morning on Saturday, the national highway connecting Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat, and Makilala, North Cotabato were reopened for motorists and commuters. Likewise, residents who were displaced in the armed clash started to return to their communities on the afternoon of May 8 while the public market and other establishments resumed operation on the same day. Muslim residents in the said town are preparing for their observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The leadership of the JTF Central and LGU Datu Paglas reiterated that no hostage-taking happened and no infrastructure and establishments in the town proper were damaged, contrary to the earlier information being

circulated. Further, the JTF Central also clarifies that the video of a wounded soldier being shared on social media did not happen in Datu Paglas. “Sa awa ng Diyos, wala namang sibilyan sa lugar at mga tropa ng gobyerno ang nasaktan sa pangyayari (By God’s grace, no civilian in the area and no government troops were hurt in the incident),” MGen Uy added. Numerous improvised explosive devices were also recovered in the area as extremist groups planted IEDs along the road to thwart the pursuing troops. As of this report, government forces continued to conduct pursuit operations against the said group to preempt them from threatening other towns in Maguindanao Province.


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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021

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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 February 2021. 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 Pebrero 2021. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

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portunity comes risks, particularly that of unfair competition from copycats once creations and products of MSMEs are out in the open. Latest estimates by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development show that imported fake goods are at USD509 billion as of 2016, about 3.3 percent of total trade that year. Figures are expected to have spiked due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and the accelerated e-commerce adoption. In the Philippines alone, IPOPHL reported counterfeiting and piracy reports and complaints surging to 121 in 2020, surpassing the 100 reports and complaints that IPOPHL received from 2016 to 2019 which even took into account all types of infringement. “IP stands as a protective

guard to the activities in the e-commerce arena… As such, IP protection must be at the forefront of MSME business strategies more than ever,” Macatoman added. As companies reexamine where to best steer their efforts and spending in the new normal, experts underscored how IP registration and enforcement are some areas that can help them grow faster and realize their long-term ambitions. “We need to make sure that there's an IP protection budget for companies who are bigger and even for MSMEs like me,” Carissa Cruz-Evangelista, founder-chairman of Philippine Fashion Coalition, said in a recent IP forum. She said IP protection is crucial especially for those venturing into different markets through e-commerce,

which she encouraged MSMEs to pursue amid exploding growth in online trade. A report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published on May 3 showed that Covid-19-induced movement restrictions increased online retail sales’ share to total retail sales from 16 percent to 19 percent in 2020, with UNCTAD calling it a “dramatic rise.” In 2019, global ecommerce sales jumped to USD26.7 trillion, up 4 percent from 2018. Lazada chief operating officer Carlos Barrera said “over the course of the last year, we've had hundreds of thousands of MSMEs (transition to e-commerce) and we consistently see that those who are serious about IP, the ones who focus not just on

selling and (giving) discounts, but the ones who focus on building a brand, delighting their customers, having very strong social media presence, having very clear branding... those really do much better.” Sherill Quintana, president of the Philippine Franchising Association, echoed this, saying that at the height of the pandemic, those who were able to put extra effort in building their brands through the years, “they are the top-ofmind." (PR)

IATF rejects SoCot’s appeal for GCQ shift GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The province of South Cotabato is going back to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said Monday the national InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATFEID) has disapproved the local government’s earlier move to place the area under the stricter general community quarantine (GCQ). The governor issued Executive Order No. 21 last April 30, reverting the entire province to GCQ and restricting movements in its borders from May 1 to 31 due to the rise in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 cases. Tamayo said the IATF instead pushed for the implementation of stricter measures, including lockdowns, for the affected barangays and municipalities.

“That will only need approval from the regional IATF,” he said in his weekly radio program “Ang Gobernador kag ang Katawhan" (The Governor and The People). He assured that the local government, including the municipalities and cities, has substantial mechanisms to contain the continuing spike of COVID-19 cases in the province. The province recorded 37 additional cases on Sunday, bringing the active infections to 454, the highest in Region 12 (Soccksargen). The confirmed cases in the area since last year already reached a total of 2,558, mostly locally transmitted, with 62 related deaths and 2,042 recovered patients. Tamayo said all localities in the province have recorded increasing cases of COVID-19 since last month. “Based on out data,

there are cases in our communities that we have not yet detected but we’re trying to catch up with that through expanded testing,” he said. The governor said the expansion of the province’s isolation facilities is also ongoing and they have set up a holding area for patients at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) in Koronadal City. He said the newly designated isolation unit at the provincial hospital is now operational and accepted an initial 10 patients. “We’re working on establishing more COVID-19 areas (at the SCPH),” he said. Tamayo added that additional volunteer nurses from the South Cotabato Police Provincial Office were deployed at the Upper Valley Community Hospital, the province’s dedicated treatment facility, to augment its manpower. (PNA)

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the Department of Agriculture (DA). Through a video conference, DA-National Secretary William Dar congratulated the ministry and regional government for the success of the event and said “amidst the pandemic, the FSS envisions to ensure and secure that there is enough supply of food in every Bangsamoro table.”

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Furthermore, World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Brenda Barton also encouraged everyone to work together for the same purpose of having food security. “I believe that making the food and nutrition a high priority will boost the availability of food supply in the entire Bangsamoro region,” Barton said. (BIO/PIA-ICIC)

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ders amounted to PHP151.5 billion. BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr., in a statement, said results of this week’s 28-day securities auction “continue to show that market conditions remain normal amid ample

liquidity in the financial system.” “Moving forward, the BSP’s monetary operations will continue to be guided by its assessment of the latest liquidity conditions and market developments,” he added. (PNA)

Eleazar orders another reshuffle MANILA – Three days after he assumed as new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Gen. Guillermo Eleazar reshuffled more police officials. In an order that will take effect on Monday, Eleazar reassigned Maj. Gen. Bernabe Balba as new chief of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) in the Visayas from Special Action Force (SAF). Balba will replace Lt. Gen. Dionardo Carlos who was earlier assigned as deputy chief for operations of the PNP. Brig. Gen. Nelson Bondoc will be transferred from National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) to take the helm of the Police Regional Office (PRO) of Mimaropa (Oriental and Occidental

Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan). From Southern Police District (SPD) under the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), Brig. Gen. Eliseo Cruz will be designated as new director of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon). He will replace Brig. Gen. Felipe Natividad who was named as new SAF director. Col. Randy Peralta will be transferred from Office of Chief PNP to take leadership of DIPO Western Mindanao, replacing Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo who will get new post at NCRPO. Last Friday, Eleazar revamped the top posts of the Command Group, naming Lt. Gen. Joselito Vera Cruz as the new deputy chief for

administration, the PNP's second-highest official. Lt. Gen. Ephraim Dickson, the chief of the directorial staff, replaced Vera Cruz as deputy chief for operations, making him the police force's third-ranking official. Carlos, also former PNP spokesperson, will take the place of Dickson. Eleazar also ordered the reshuffle of Maj. Gen. Rolando Hinanay from the Civil Security Group (CSG) to Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM). Eleazar officially became the 26th police chief on Friday, taking over the post from former PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas, after the latter's mandatory retirement. (PNA)


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