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Freed from the devil

VICE PRESIDENT Sara Duterte on Wednesday likened the New People’s Army to the “devil” as she credited Davaoeños for freeing themselves from the communist scourge.

“One year ago today, we Davaoeños claimed our freedom. Freedom from the shackles of a group that has, for decades, through a bloody armed struggle, perpetuated a cycle of violence that trapped many poor Filipino families, especially those living in the countryside such as our Lumad brothers and sisters,” Duterte said during the city’s

Insurgency-Free Davao City First Anniversary Celebration at the Rizal Park here on Wednesday.

In her 13-minute message, the vice president said the New People’s Army are three words she “once avoided mentioning” as she did not want to dignify its presence or acknowledge the monstrosity of its terrorist acts over the past 53


“But I realized that we needed to speak of the devil. But speak of the devil not with fear but with the resolve, the bravery, the tenacity of real patriots determined to defend our fellow Filipinos, particularly our children, and our homeland,” Duterte said.

“We needed to speak of the devil if only to defeat


the devil. And we did,” she added.

Duterte cited the local leaders and the law enforcement units’ accomplishments against the communist insurgency.

She also thanked peace advocate and adviser Inday Irene Santiago for being the woman behind the Peace 911 Project that helped the city government of Davao in changing the landscape of chaos in Paquibato into a landscape of peace.

“The civilian-led program Peace 911 won the hearts of the people of Paquibato through projects and programs that offered them the opportunity to become productive, provided them with livelihood, made them discover new skills, capacitated women, and built their confidence as individuals and as a community,” Duterte said.

“Peace 911 is an empowering tool. An education tool. This allowed

the people of Paquibato to unmask their enemies,” she added.

Since the launch of Peace 911 in Paquibato District when Duterte was still mayor, Davao City has been declared “insurgencyfree.”

She cited how Peace 911 transformed the farflung community in the city’s Paquibato District, which used to be a “stronghold” of the NPA.

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Barangays told to brace for ‘Betty’

Davao Norte guv welcomes Senate probe on power crisis

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Davao del Norte

Governor Edwin Jubahib lauded on Wednesday the Senate inquiry into the power crisis affecting the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) and some parts of the province being served by the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco).

In a statement, Jubahib said it is high time that the matter be brought to the


THE DAVAO Police Retrol Rehiyon Onse on May 24, strengthening visibility on the streets to keep order in the community and deter crime.

PRO XI director Brig. Gen. Alden Delvo said the program heightens bike, motor vehicle, and foot patrols staying true to their slogan, “Be Seen,

Senate to investigate the alleged gross negligence and incompetence of the electric cooperative in providing a stable power supply in the province.

Senator Raffy Tulfo, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, earlier sought an inquiry over Nordeco’s alleged failure to address power outages in Samal Island. The public hearing was slated for Wednesday, May 24.

Jubahib noted that Nordeco is confronted with various issues, particularly its outdated submarine cables affecting the power supply of IGaCoS, which was placed last May 16 under a state of calamity due to the power crisis.

Jubahib criticized the electric cooperative for its “continued silence and blatant refusal to acknowledge their own inutility to

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Felt, and Heard by the Community.”

Delvo said the patrols are not limited to the lowest rank personnel as even officers like lieutenants and captains, and those assigned to office work will also render shifts to keep watch since it is the meat of their jobs.

“Police visibility in the streets is a deterrent

to crime, and I'm very sure that crime will decrease if we go out in the streets and keep our city streets safe,” Delvo added.

The Regional Public Service Battalion (RPSB) patrols geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas and rural communities. The PRO XI also recently issued mobile vehicles to -

The typhoon is expected to bring localized thunderstorms and big waves when it possibly enters the Philippine area of responsibility either Friday or Saturday this week.

CDRRMO head Alfredo Baloran, in a media interview on Wednesday, assured that they already made preparations to mitigate the damage, if any.

All rescuers are on high alert despite the possibility that Betty won’t make landfall since the tropical

depression have all the indications of developing into a super typhoon.

“Naa man gud ni siya sa high seas may tendency nag dunay dagko nga balod ana nga panahona. Nagahatag ta’g advisories in advance para sa atong kaigsoonan dinha sa mga coastline areas, not only coastlines but also in the will expect nga may dala gyud na siya nga mga isolated rain showers from moderate and heavy rainfall

(The tropical depression is on the high seas so there is a tendency that there will be big waves. We also give advisories in advance for those who are in the coastline areas, not only coastlines but also in the we will expect that this will bring thunderstorms, it will bring isolated rain showers from moderate to heavy rainfall),” Baloran said.

He said they advised the Barangay Disaster

CSWDO’s assistance program give poor youth needed lifeline

vo expects to receive more bicycles and motorcycles from the local government.

Furthermore, Delvo instructed the city director and chief operations to conduct a seminar on investigation for patrollers.

With Patrol Rehiyon Onse, Delvo hoped the police could achieve the


THE CITY Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO)’s increased allocation for its educational assistance program increases this year.

Gilda Salvaña, CSWDO Children and Youth Welfare Division head, said at the ISpeak forum that beneficiaries will receive

P1,000 (elementary level), P2,000 (high school level), and P5,000 (college level) compared to last year that ranged between P300 to P2,500.

As long as the student does not fail and the parents are prepared to provide for other needs, given that

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FORMER PBA player Peter June Simon checks some shoes as he joined the formal launching of the Nike Davao store at SM City Davao on Thursday, May 25. BING GONZALES ( /BARANGAYS/10)
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Malaysia offers niche tourism to Davaoeños

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia, focuses on promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination in the region.

The week-long event has been conducted in Ma-

nila and Davao, led by Dato' Dr. Ammar Ghapar, director general of Tourism Malaysia, from 20th to 28th May 2023.

The program targets boosting inbound tourism to Malaysia by highlighting

features from the family, education, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions), healthcare and medical tourism, and long-stay options for digital nomads.

Highlighted through

the event were Melaka Tourism, Malaysia Health Services, and the Davao Region tourism destinations.

Ghapar cited the close relationship between the Philippines and Malaysia, which made them build up their promotion to offer

with the Filipinos, including Davao, "we can see the potential here," he said.

They noticed Davao’s efforts to promote halal products. Coming from an Islam country Malaysia, he saw the potential in combining products between the two countries.

The Malaysian sellers and Filipino buyers are gathered through business sessions and gala dinners in both cities, apart from two seminars conducted at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, and Dusit Thani D2 Davao, respec-

Converge wins big anew at Asian Telecom Awards 2023

LEADING fiber internet service provider Converge

ICT Solutions Inc. has once again been crowned the Broadband Telecom Company of the YearPhilippines at the recently concluded Asian Telecom Awards 2023. The recognition marks the company’s second consecutive year of being recognized as the Philippines’ choice of network.

The highly anticipated Asian Telecom Awards ceremony took place at the Conrad Centennial in Singapore. The event marked the return of on-site presentations for the award show, bringing together industry leaders of the telecommunications industry in Asia

to recognize and celebrate their achievements.

“We are honored to once again receive this accolade from the Asian Telecom Awards. This recognition is given at a very pivotal moment in our company’s journey towards digital democracy. Right now, we are expanding the access of low-income classes to digitalization through prepaid products, and awards such as this motivate us on our mission to bridge the digital divide and make sure that when it comes to world-class connectivity, we will leave no one behind,” said Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy.

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry in the region (DTI XI) recognized the need for innovation and revitalization of industries through international tradecation.

“To be known as an investment destination, we need to go out of our comfort zone and not just rely on what we have locally,” DTI XI regional director

Ma. Belinda Ambi said during the Davao Regional Development Plan 20232028 Press Conference last May 23.

She said they would continue strengthening partnerships with other institutions and private partners, such as the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., and other investment promotion centers.

Ambi added that the local government is also a strong partner through the Davao City Investment Promotion Center. She said they are actively pushing for investments to go into industries with a competitive advantage.

Since the prominent industries in the region are agri-based, Ambi said



than 200 products to be showcased in Halal expo

DAVAO CITY- The Philippine Halal Trade and Tourism Expo on May 25-27 at SMX Davao will feature a wide array of Halal products and tourism-related halal services to the public.

“We will be showcaspotential food products, tourism services and all Halal-related services, especially now na very sup-

portive ang Malaysian ambassador to promote their services not only products but tourism,” says Philippine Halal Trade and Tourism Expo chair Marilou Ampuan.

Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino earlier paid a courtesy call to Vice President Sara Z. Duterte. The dignitary sug-

gested that the Philippines can explore the potential of Halal non-food industries such as cosmetics. This opens an avenue for the country to tap into the large Halal market worldwide.

The three-day Halal expo in Davao City features more than 30 booths with eight pavilions alongside the various Halal products


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MALAYSIAN Ambassador to the Philippines Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino leads the launching of the Tourism Malaysia Sales Mission to the Philippines-Davao, held at Dusit D2 Davao on Wednesday, May 24. BING GONZALES
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Solons seek 20% discounts for poor PUV drivers on LTO fees

FIRST DISTRICT Rep. Paolo Duterte and two other lawmakers have proposed a 20% discount to public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers on fees and other requirements to secure a professional driver’s license.

In filing House Bill (HB) 8070, Duterte, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, and ACT-CIS Partylist Rep. Edvic Yap said the discount applies to, among

others, examination fees, enrollment in accredited driving schools.

On top of the implementation of the PUV Modernization Program, Duterte said the numerous requirements imposed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for a professional driver’s license woes of poor PUV drivers.

Under LTO Memorandum Circular 2021-2284, applying for a professional driver’s license would require an applicant to be at least 18 years old, a non-professional driver’s license holder for at least one year, and able to pass a written exam and practical driving test.

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AboitizPower’s Hedcor celebrates 45th anniversary

ABOITIZ Power Corporation’s (AboitizPower) subsidiary Hedcor Inc. (Hedcor) marks today, May 25, 2023, its 45th anniversary. Since 1978, Hedcor has harnessed indigenous and renewable sources of energy in service to business and communities. In the process, it has become one of the country’s top renewable energy (RE) companies that specializes in generating electricity from run-of-river hydropower systems.

To date, Hedcor has 22 hydropower facilities in Luzon and Mindanao and a solar farm in the Visayas. These 22 hydropower plants — with a cumulative installed capacity of over 280 megawatts (MW) — are spread out in Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Benguet, Davao City, Davao Del Sur, and Bukidnon. Since 2021, Hedcor also operates San Carlos Sun Power, Inc. (SacaSun) in Negros Occidental with a peak capacity of 59-MW.

Hedcor started when Ernesto Aboitiz found interest in

hydro power plants during a visit to Baguio City. This eventually led to Hedcor entering into a 20-year contract to operate the four American-built Asin Hydro Power Plants in Tuba, Benguet, which were fully operational by 1986. The following year, Hedcor also took advantage of Executive Order 215 — which encouraged private entities to venture into power projects — becoming one areas for hydropower generation.

The name “Hedcor” is derived from Hydro Electric Development Corporation (HEDCOR). HEDCOR was the name given to the initial Davao Light and Power Company team who handled In 2005, generating companies North Mini Hydro Corporation and HEDCOR entered into a de facto merger with non-asset company Benguet Hydro Corporation, which was later renamed to Hedcor, Inc. In 2009, Hedcor became a wholly-owned subsidiary of


Hedcor aspires to become the largest RE asset manager in the country and in the ASEAN region by growing its clean energy facilities to at least 40 by 2030. This includes more hydro and solar, as well as having wind power plants.

In 2022, Hedcor launchedtions Control Center (NOCC). It allows for the operation, monitoring, and controlling of 21 Hedcor run-of-river plants and SacaSun all in one location. This results in chance of technical errors through centralized real-time data monitoring and analysis, operation and control of equipment, management of the alarm system, and delivery reports.

“To remain competitive, we optimize our current assets, people, and resources. Adopting new helping to implement operational excellence strategies necessary for future business growth,” Hedcor President and Chief Operating Of-

Hedcor also celebrates the rich culture and tradition of the indigenous peoples (IP) groups in the communities it operates in. Earlier this year, Hedcor helped renovate the tribal halls of IPs in the province of Bukidnon. It also turned over P10 million worth of infrastructure to IPs in La Trinidad, Benguet. Both projects support the IP groups’ need for venues to host tribe gatherings and meetings, among many other functions.

“We know that we are only as strong as the bond we have with our community. We draw our strength from the homes and businesses we’ve sustained with the energy we

provide,” Pacquiao shared.

Since 2000, Hedcor has also planted over 3.5 million trees with an 85% survival rate. Moreover, consecutive year of implementing its #NoToSingleUsePlastics campaign, banning the use of single-use plastics in all company events. Segregation and recycling is also observed within Hedcor’s premises.

“Building on its 45 years of experience and now as part of the Aboitiz Techglomerate, Hedcor will continue to be integral in AboitizPower’s efforts to service the country’s growing need for sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity,” said AboitizPower President and CEO Emmanuel Rubio.

“As the Philippines sets its sights to integrate 35% and 50% RE in its energy mix by 2030 and

2040, respectively, AboitizPower and Hedcor support it by growing its own diverse clean energy portfolio and investments in innovation and technology,” he added.

About AboitizPower

Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. Guided by its grand-scale vision and higher purpose, the company actively contributes toward uplifting the lives of the Filipino people and achieving a better world.

The company is one of the largest power producers in the Philippines, with a balanced portfolio of assets located across the country. It is a major producer of renewable energy, with several hydroelectric, geothermal, and solar power generation facilities. It also has thermal power plants in

its generation portfolio to support the country’s baseload and peak energy demands.

AboitizPower also owns distribution utilities that operate in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including the country’s second and thirdlargest private utilities.

In step with the country’s ambition of having a 35% share of renewable energy in the power generation mix by 2030, AboitizPower will continue to invest in renewable energy assets en route to reaching 4,600 MW. It already has over 1,000 MW of disclosed projects from various indigenous energy sources and is constantly pursuing opportunities to grow its portfolio for solar, hydro, geothermal, wind, and energy storage systems. To date, AboitizPower, together with its partners, offers the most diverse renewable energy types in the Philippines.

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DAVAO CITY Water District advises the public of a water service interruption from 7:00 PM of May 26, 2023 until
AM of May 27, 2023 in some areas served by Calinan Water Supply System (WSS).
areas served by Calinan WSS.
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‘Persons of interest’

A FEW days back, we heard many of the rape cases – and we assume these include incidents in Davao City –happen inside motels.

If what the police ofnon-lothario male lawmakers should start thinking of introducing a bill in Congress making it a crime - although lesser in degree –rape with consent. After all, a woman who accompanies a man inside a motel room is subtly agreeing to the latter’s evil design on her.

But, of course, it is another story if one more crime is committed prior to the crime of rape. Say, the woman is abducted or forced into a vehicle and brought to the motel using intimidation. Unfortunately, it becomes the burden of the victim to prove that indeed she was forcibly dragged into the motel by the perpetrator before her complaint becomes credible beyond reasonable doubt that indeed she was raped inside the motel room and did not consent to accompany the suspect inside.

Taking the plunge (Dive2 lang)

I’LL NEVER forget long ago, during the early 90s, our mom and my aunt once owned a novelty boutique located beside a neat row of ukay-ukay stores inside the Diaz Arcade along Ponciano Street. Whenever the ukay neighbors informed her new stocks had arrived, she’d happily come over to check them out.

To the delight of tinderas, my mom would unashamedly "plunge" into the hugetimes with feet dangling, just to snatch whatever piece of dress she had fancied. I had not known about this until I visited the store one day. Two ukay sales ladies I encountered narrated in delight and wonderment, "Yan si mam, mo-dive gyud na sya (Your mom, she'd dive without a care.)”

Truly, the lone image of a supposed prim-and-proper, her frail body straight into a heap of ukay-ukay like a lithe athlete can indeed be a wholesome source of awe and entertainment and a sight to behold.

It’s almost like the same feeling one gets at witnessing kids jumping delightedly into mud puddles or watching them disappearing into a recently-raked pile of leaves, as in the old days. Without a doubt, I’ve a soft spot for this kind of devil-may-care attitude. Not to be taken in as a quirk or an oddity, mind you, but considered an innocently-childlike and admirably-brave asset when present in anyone.

I could say that the same outlook showcased in those ukay-ukay episodes was also common in other aspects of mom’s life as well. Just on the subject of love, she'd children, especially apos. In this realm, it had been just as easy as how she skimmed through her ukay: devil-




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may-care, straightaway, and no roundabouts. Thinking back, generations through the ages may have always had something to say about the attitude of those that preceded them. Even now, we’ve often referred to their ways as “old school”, not realizing that in a short span, our ways and thinking will likewise be regarded as exactly that by those who come next. Let it be said, however— in their case who’ve survived hard times such as wars and the extreme conditions that followed—they’re just wired differently from the rest who’ve relatively lived through much better times.

Even as what is constantly put on the table is this trope or allusion that those who’ve come thereafter are therefore weak, it cannot be refuted that their perspective on life, especially love and their value, is largely molded by what they’ve endured. Thus, there’s always something to be had from these generations where our parents and grandparents belong. In a sense, they’re survivors of fearing the unknown. From that is born determination and valuing each day of existence as a divine blessing. As to springs from. So, dive lang.




These circumstances all the more make the crime of rape challenging to prosecute, more so because most victims and their relatives would rather suffer in silence than be haunted with shame by the stigma of being a rape victim or parents of one.

The case of that lady architect from Calinan, Davao City, is, of course, a different story. We will not be surprised if the widowed mother of the victim and their immediate relatives will pursue vigorously the case against the suspect or suspects once he or they are arrested.

The victim’s kin wants immediate justice for the victim's death more than the ignominious crime of rape against her.

By the way, we hope there is truth to the report that the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) charged with probing the rape-slay of the lady architect already of the heinous crime.

it appears that somehow the strategy being worked on by the agents is somewhat similar to what we had been suggesting sans solicitation in this space. That is, the probers focused on identifying the owner of the Umbac tricycle used in the crime.

Perhaps what the probers did was to locate the dealer of the unit in Calinan or in Davao City, where the agents could have possibly gotten the list of new buyers and their addresses. From there, the succeeding work of the SITG becomes easier, and the suspect/s could already be slowly pushed into the wall.

In the next few days, we look forward to knowing suspects in the rape-slay.

And if the parents of the suspects are already aware that their son is involved, then they better convince them to voluntarily give up and not prolong their dodging the law. The parents might be having their own grief later –the very same feeling that the mother of their victim is suffering now.

The one million pesos reward offered by Congressman Polong Duterte to whoever can lead the police to

A group in Davao del Norte calling itself a coalition Edwin Jubahib for allegedly using government vehicles in hauling people for a gathering showing support to change service and exorbitant cost.

Local government leaders in the said province are bent on pushing for having the power distribution services than Governor Jubahib. The change move is in reaction to the long-voiced out consumers complaint of the Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (NORDECO), especially the business community. The latter believes the poor electric service of the cooperative hampers the socio-economic growth of the province. ( /ROUGH

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Out of the mouths of babes and infants

A TREMOR was felt in Davao City on May 6, 2023. Although people in the Visayas, Luzon and beyond. Religious men not to give up on their studies despite the odds in life being to hold on to what little sense of morality they had lest they numerous people days after the tremor.

Gwyneth Marie Vasquez. She is a jolly and fun person, but


Lumad ancestry to overcome barriers and succeed like the rest of us.”

however, who, all of a sudden, felt vulnerable, her words

to see by the mere words of a young woman who had just the words of the Psalmist, “Out of the mouths of babes and

“She hails from a historically marginalized Tagakolu community that continues to be neglected by the state, and deprived of services that it is supposed to offer its citizens. Her parents have not had any form of mainstream education,

infrastructure and intermittent access even to electricity, our take her leave earlier than most of us because she needed to cook dinner for her parents and siblings. Sometimes she senior high school student and a volunteer catechist at the Malita Tagakolu Mission…

too focused enough on her goals. Rather, the problem lies in a society and its institutions that continue to exclude and

do so but they did not. A simple and formal letter from their

“An order regulating the entry of organized groups in the

peoples. There are those who have been enlightened by her to hide. I remember stories in the New Testament of the their privileged position.

have every reason to be unsettled by her words. Let us heed

In an ideal world this would have been laudable. I had

Davao Occidental for 12 years. He headed the Malita Tagakaulo Mission (MaTaMis) of the Diocese of Digos. He is presently based in Antipolo)

DC. Almost a paradise.

I WAS two years old when I set foot in Davao City on is almost a paradise.

I am saying this for these reasons, namely: hours drive away in Maryhill, the retreat house of Counthe mornings and the serenity in Maryhill that engulfs anyone who stays there even for just a few hours.


and exports thrived here. new normal here.

I befriended Don Julian Rodriguez. Ching, as he wanted to

tive in DC. The environmental and women's rights groups streets far away from pedestrian lanes with the help of and Civility are here. Mabuhay.


Petitions are signed by Davao del Norte residents, President and Congress, hoping that these will help those -

notwithstanding. of a top tourist destination, but the tourists and tourist

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BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. BAJADA MAY 05, 2023 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL MAY 17, 2023 301-4019 SAN PEDRO MAY 12, 2023 227-6772 CABAGUIO MAY 09, 2023 321-6223 TIBUNGCO MAY 23, 2023 222-2494
BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. Matina Crossing MAY 26, 2023 (082) 321-1814 Tibungco MAY 19, 2023 (082) 296-4130 PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) MAY 31, 2023 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) MAY 15, 2023 (084) 628-842 Panabo (Branch) MAY 15, 2023
BRANCHES: AUCTION DATE TEL. NO. San Pedro (Main) MAY 18, 2023 327-8832 Agdao MAY 18, 2023 327-6275 Toril MAY 18, 2023 327-8503 Bolton MAY 18, 2023 392-3022 Digos City MAY 18, 2023 333-9945 Claveria MAY 18, 2023 296-8081 Km. 7 Lanang MAY 18, 2023 235-3473


All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired if not redeemed or renewed Two (2) days before the Auction will be sold to the public on MAY 16, 2023.

Gipahibalo and tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nagexpired kung dili malukat o matubuan duha (2) ka adlaw una ang pagbaligya sa publiko karong MAYO 16, 2023.

Tel. # 234-6367












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

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

General Lao, Toril Agton. Toril

(formerly Cabaguio Panabo

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TEL NO.: 321-2185 / 234-4844

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

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

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. SAN PEDRO MAY 16, 2023 321-2185 ILUSTRE MAY 16, 2023 234-4844

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Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated

Ilustre St., Davao City

Tel # 224-1204; 222-6086


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 March 2023. 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 Marso 2023. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

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NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of the late ALEXANDER K. SABANAL who died intestate on April 26, 2014 at the Island Garden City of Samal; That the deceased at the time of his death left parcels of land, which are more particularly described to wit:

Square Meters more or less;

Square Meters more or less;

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JOSE Miguel Lisbona, Michael E. Dakudao and Bong Canete reunited ARTISTE Jose Miguel Lisbona talks on Davao street photography DAVAO Street Photographers (l-r): Carlo Aranas, Yuan Deita, Juyi Fabricante, Bon Barro, RG Pinero, Alex Bao, Miguel Lisbona Hon. Consul Rowena Lisbona and Wilfred Dexter Tanedo with Jose Miguel Lisbona open the exhibit ARTISTS all (l-r): Hartzel Cueva, Lito Pepito, Josie C. Tionko, Jose Miguel Lisbona