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THE FACE of a COVID-19 patient is framed by the window of an ambulance that came to fetch him somewhere in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday (7 June 2021). A spike in cases prompted authorities to impose the stricter Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

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DAVAO City has overtaken Quezon City as the local government unit should revert to the Modiwith the highest number of COVID-19 cases per day.

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ABOUT 36,800 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrive in the Laguindingan Airport, June 8. A total of 3,680 doses are allocated for Cagayan de Oro City, 2,840 doses for Iligan City and the remaining shall be equitably distributed throughout the region. (JAKA/PIA10)

858 affected workers apply NorthMin gets another 36,800 Sinovac vaccines CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--A total of 36,800 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived in the region as the vaccination rollout continues for the A1, A2, and A3 populations. Of these, 3,680 doses are allocated for Cagayan de Oro City, 2,840 doses for Iligan City, and the remaining doses for equitable distribution throughout the

region. “There are 36,800 doses of Sinovac vaccines that arrived today. These vaccines came from the COVAX facilities which have it will be allocated for the A1, A2, and A3 population and is good for 18,400 persons,” says Dr. David Mendoza, DOH-10 Local Health Support Division

‘Persons of interest’ in bus torching M’LANG, North Cotabato – Authorities confirmed that they are pursuing several “persons of interest” that could shed light on the June 3 bus torching here that killed three and injured six others. “We will invite for questioning these persons

regarding the incident,” Maj. Realan Mamon, town police chief, told reporters Tuesday. Mamon said they have ample evidence and testimonies from witnesses but refused to divulge further details pending follow-up ( / PERSONS / 10)

chief. Mendoza also mentioned that there is a need lines set by the COVAX facilities. Any violation or insertion of those not part of the prioritized group set by the COVAX facilities may affect the supply for the region. “This [insertion of vac( / NORTHMIN / 10)

BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

AT LEAST 858 workers and 57 establishments applied for the city government's emergency employment assistance via the Programang Trabaho Dabawenyo as of June 6. They are those affected Monday afternoon, June 7, nate with the Special Proby the zero operational said, “Kini sila tanan atoa capacity under the Depart- nang gidirect nga magment of Trade and Indus- coordinate sa Special Pro- Magsaysay Park as this oftry (DTI) Memorandum Circular 21-19 Series of Mayor’s Office, nga ang employment assistance for 2021 from June 5 to June opisina naa sa Magsaysay affected workers whose 20, 2021 while the city is Park, tungod kini nga opisi- offices or establishments na maghatag og emergency were temporarily closed enhanced community quar- employment assistance due to MECQ.)” The early registrants antine (MECQ). para sa mga apektado nga included RM Body MasMayor Sara Duterte, workers tungod sarado sage with four personnel, during her Davao City ilang opisina o tindahan sa Disaster Radio (DCDR) MECQ (We have already Ilash Extension (six workSpecial Hours program on directed them to coordi( / 858 / 10)

New COVID variants’ cases in Soccsksargen rise to 19 GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) has detected at least 19 cases of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) variants among confirmed patients from Region 12 (Soccsksargen). A report on Tuesday by DOH-12 said the cases

mostly involved returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who tested positive of the disease upon arrival in Manila and have since recovered. It recorded 10 with Kingdom variant, four with B.1.351 or South African variant, and one each with

P.1 or Brazilian and B.1.167 or Indian mutant strains. Two cases were listed as “variants of concern/mutation with potential clinical or the strain earlier detected in the country. This city and North Cotabato have seven cases each, South Cotabato has

four while Sultan Kudarat has one. The DOH-12 conin the region in late April and it reached 12 as of the second week of May. Arjohn Gangoso, DOH-12 health education (

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DOT Xl holds Naturalist Eco guiding Training AS THE inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine has started to roll-out in various parts of Davao Region, industries, such as travel and tours, are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. To keep stakeholders abreast on how to manage tours in the new normal, the Department of Tourism Xl, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental, initiated the Naturalist Eco Guiding Training from May 20 to 27. As Davao Region is blessed with various eco-tourism sites, with Mt Hamiguitan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the region's most treasured jewel, DOT found it most apt to train frontliners in eco-tour guiding. The seven-day training, a melding of Zoom lectures and actual activity for the mock tour guiding at Mt Hamiguitan World Heritage Park in San Isidro, Davao Oriental, was able to attract participants from various government agencies, local government units, as well as tour guides and operators. "This will equip our eco-guides the adequate knowledge and skills to interpret the natural attributes of our region and be able to impart them to their visitors through compelling storytelling," said DOT Xl regional director Tanya Rabat Tan. The said training gave participants valuable insights toward

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as trekking, birdwatching, and the like. It also enlightened them that this type of tourism is delicate and fragile, and demands sustainable management. Resource persons in the recently comcluded training include Philippine Eagle Foundation Inc director of research and conservation Jayson C. Ibanez, Davao Oriental provincial tourism and DOT-Accredited Trainer and ASEAN Master Trainer Dr. Reynaldo Jorda. "This training will support the circuits that we're developing

A MARKER reminding climbers on the do's and don't's inside Mt Hamiguitan

HIKING towards Mt Hamiguitan's forested area

for the provinces," shared Tan during the activity's closing ceremonies. During the program, Provincial Environment participants' commitment, citing it as a "manifestation of collaborative initiatives" where "tourism and conservation meets halfway". "Our eco-guides are our partners not just in promoting sites but also in educating our guests about our existing laws on the

A PARTICIPANT imparts his knowledge to his fellow eco-tour guides

said. Davao Oriental vice governor Nino Sotero L. Uy underscored the importance of increasing public awareness and enhancing

EXPERT birder Pete Simpson shows how birding is properly done

THE MOCK tour guiding gave participants an actual experience inside Hamiguitan

world-class tourism sites. "Ecotourism will not only bring local prestige and pride but also alternative source of earnings," Uy shared, as he read the message of Davao Oriental Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang. Director Tan added the need to futureproof the stakeholders in the industry especially during these challenging times. "We have seen opportunities even during this pandemic. There a lot of new outdoor offerings around the region that perfectly suits the new normal. We just have to enrich ourselves with the necessary information, and to think out of the box, while equally giving importance to safety and security of your visitors as well as yourselves, " said Tan.


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Anti-red tape body formed Bargain hunting boosts PH stocks; peso ends sideways MANILA – The local stock barometer gained on Tuesday due to bargain hunting while the peso ended the trade sideways. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 0.68 percent, or 45.80 points, to 6,809.72 points. All Shares followed with a jump of 0.43 percent, or 17.51 points, to 4,117.13 points. Most of the sectoral gauges also rose during the day, namely Property, 0.98 percent, Holding Firms, 0.91 percent; Services, 0.27 percent; Industrial, 0.22 percent, and Financials, 0.11 percent. Only the Mining and Oil index posted losses at the close of trading as it dropped by 0.17 percent. Volume totaled 2.37 billion shares amounting to PHP5.29 billion. Advancers led decliners at 110 to 93, while 49 shares were unchanged. Luis Limlingan, Regina Capital Development Corporation head of sales, attributed PSEi’s rise to bargain hunting “as investors awaited more economic data release.” “As of now, many

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are reading into the latest banking data to give clues as to how much time it would take the economy to recover,” he said. Bank lending growth remains tepid despite the liquidity boost measures introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) since the pandemic started in 2020 with banks still cautious vis-à-vis the impact of the pandemic on borrowers. Initial data from the central bank showed that bank lending, excluding placements in the BSP’s reverse repurchase (RRP) facility, fell by 5 percent year-on-year last April after a 4.5-percent dip in the previous month. Aside from investors’ wait-and-see stance, Limlingan said “others monitored commodities as prices fell from their two-year high as OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) decided to keep its supply curbs in place and over expectations of demand recovery.” Meanwhile, the peso ended the day sideways against the greenback at 47.72 from 47.66 a day ago. (

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BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

MAYOR Sara Duterte created the Committee on Anti-Red Tape (CART) to help expedite business and non-business-related transactions in Davao City. Duterte signed Execu- of the order. CART, which shall be comtive Order (E.O.) No. 32, It can be recalled that posed of the city mayor Series of 2021, known as the mayor issued E.O. No. or her authorized repre“An Order Creating The 43, Series of 2020, desig- sentative as chairperson; Committee On Anti-Red nating the Internal Audit head of the Internal Audit Tape (CART)” on June 1, Service Division as the Service Division as vice2021, and shall take effect Anti-Red Tape Unit of the chairperson; and heads immediately. or representatives of the She cited Republic Act The Anti-Red Tape Sangguniang Panlungsod, No. 11032, known as “Ease Authority (ARTA), ac- City Treasurer’s Office, of Doing Business and Ef- cording to E.O. 32, issued Memorandum Circular No. Planning and Development Delivery Act of 2018,” 2020-07 Series of 2020, Office, Human Resource which mandates all gov- which directed all governernment agencies to adopt ness Bureau Permits and simplified requirements CART and provide for its Licensing Division and and procedures that will guidelines. reduce red tape and hasten T h u s , M a y o r D u - bers. transactions, in the issuance terte created Davao City’s The mayor, in her E.O.

32, said, “The CART shall ensure compliance with the requirements of R.A. No. 11032, its implementing rules and regulations subsequent issuances by ARTA as applicable.” The Internal Audit Service Division will serve as the Committee’s Secretariat tasked to handle all administrative and secretarial activities. CART’s costs of operations will be chargeable against available funds and resources of the local government, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules.

Dragon fruit growing expands in PH Commercial dragon fruit farming continues to attract growers all over the Philippines as countries like China and Spain manifested their interest to have a slice of this delicious cactus fruit species known for its therapeutic properties as it grows well in a tropical climate. In support of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Plant, Plant, Plant program, the Association the Philippines represented by Edita Aguinaldo-Dacuycuy from Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte said they are eyeing to expand 10,000 hectares for dragon fruit farming in

year to be able to supply the global market. “Following our 2nd stakeholders virtual meeting held last June 1, we are happy to inform that the Dragon Fruit Industry Road Map 2021-2025 has started to take off. It is with great hope that our strong collaboration with the DA, as well as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and other government line agencies, we will be able to all growers nationwide,” she said in an interview Tuesday.

Dragon fruit farming in Ilocos Norte was introduced by Dacuycuy in 2005 and later spread to other parts of the country due to its high demand and commercial value. The number of commercial growers of the cash crop is gradually increasing as they are getting attractive prices for their produce. This popular fruit has cluding its ability to aid in weight loss, improve digestion, lower cholesterol, strengthen the immune system, and boost energy levels. To date, Ilocos Norte remains the top producer of dragon fruit with around

500 hectares planted across however, encountered problems with pests and diseases, thereby affecting the target yield. But the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, in collaboration with the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Department of Agriculture– Ilocos Norte Research and Experiment Center (INREC), the cerned local government up moves to revive the dragon fruit industry in Ilocos Norte. These agencies have ( / DRAGON / 10)


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Reds must surrender Absalon murderers to face justice: DILG MANILA – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday called on the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), to turn over those responsible for the murder of Far Eastern University football player Keith Absalon and his cousin in Masbate so that they may face public trial for their crimes. “Now that the CPP- justice may be served to sponsibility and let byNPA has accepted full re- their families and loved gones be bygones. sponsibility for the sense- ones,” Interior Secretary “The ends of justice reless murder, it now be- Eduardo M. Año said in a quire that those responsible comes their duty to turn news release. must be held accountable over the terrorists responAño said it is not for their crimes against the sible for the deaths so that enough that they took re- people under the laws of

the Republic of the Philippines,” he said. He added that the public could never trust the supposed internal probe to be conducted by the CPPNPA because they do not adhere to established rules of procedure and have their own brand of revolutionary justice. Año was referring to ( / REDS / 11)

Duterte reluctant to run for VP in 2022 MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed reluctance to join the vice presidential race in the 2022 national elections. In an exclusive interview with SMNI’s “Ex-

clusive” aired on Tuesday night, Duterte said he is reluctant to run for vice president as he is “ready” to retire as the country’s chief executive after his ( / DUTERTE / 11)

Vax supply to be increased in areas with high COVID cases MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has disclosed his plan to allot more coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine doses to provinces that have reported a surge in infections. In an interview with SMNI’s “Exclusive” aired on Tuesday night, Duterte said Cebu, Cagayan, and Zamboanga would get a bigger supply of COVID-19 vaccines due to the

sudden increase of cases in these provinces. “This time, ‘yung ibang siyudad, bibigyan ng malaking allotment (other cities will receive a big [vaccine] allotment)," he said. “May spike eh. Hindi kasi naniniwala. Hawaan nang hawaan. ‘Yan ang mahirap (There’s a spike because they don’t believe [in COVID-19]. They keep on infecting one another. That’s the problem)."

The National Capital Region (NCR) Plus 8, which consists of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, Batangas, and Pampanga, has been prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccination program. The allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Metro Manila and the eight other areas depends on incoming supplies. ( / VAX / 11)

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WHO was that Lt. Colonel who heads a traffic regulations enforcement group that conducted an operation on a stretch of the C. P. Garcia Diversion Road late last week? Yes, his men positioned themselves on a downhill stretch between the GAP farm and Crossing Magtuod and flagged down every vehicle that was running at a speed over 30 kilometers per hour. Of course, on a highway like C.P. Garcia seldom will a driver of a motor vehicle ever expect that a speed of even a little over 30 kilometers will earn him or her a ticket for a traffic violation. How could they be when it is clear that they know

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We saw on online live social media posts that a member of the group even proudly allowing some media personnel to take a look at the monitor on his speed gun When told by the enforcers that they were overspeeding, all the apprehended drivers could do was to ask, how come? Meanwhile, their driver’s licenses were already Really, we were at a loss then. How come such a prescribed speed limit? Are they neophytes who were

national highways. Moreover, nowhere in any such law is provided that in a national or open highway where speed is allowed a maximum of 60 kilometers an hour, a much lower speed when it is on a downhill portion of law and not lawmakers. If they think that the speed limit at a downhill stretch needs to be changed because at one time or another the area had become accident-prone, then they have to bring it to the attention of the lawmakers so they would seek to amend the existing laws to satisfy the That is why on that particular day when that unit

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the city. In other words, a newly assumed administration or a new appointee city engineer blames the inadequacy of the plans, programs, and projects of their predecessors as the culprit in the increasing level and magnitude of the

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look for another job, or simply the agency or agencies that have jurisdiction over them must undertake a series of re-orientation to make them knowledgeable of the various aspects of their responsibilities. It is never too late for such a move if it is intended to change the image

of which are like those calamitous inundations in Luzon almost every year. Every after the exit of an administration in the city and of the incumbency of a City Engineer, we have heard of new plans and programs intended to upgrade

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are among them. Now the guy has to apologize to the drivers he and his group offended simply because of their ignorance

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and how its provisions are to be applied? We could not really blame some people especially critics of the regime if they suspect that there are so many in the ranks of our law enforcers who do not even deserve to be in the service because they simply do not know their job. And

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Confessions of a Fortnite virgin EARLIER this year, Fortnite announced a crossover with Street Fighter. It involved bringing fighting game icons Ryu and Chun-Li to the world of battle royale to wield guns instead of engaging in hand-to-hand combat. The Street Fighter stint in Fortnite (although heavily cosmetic in nature like all crossovers characters in the game) seemed fun to me. It was a great way to introduce Street Fighter to a new generation of gamers. Being the big Street Fighter fan that I am, I felt I had to be in the game. Unfortunately, I missed the crossover. When I picked up the game, Ryu and Chun-Li were no longer available via the in-game store but that did not stop me from playing anyway. Fortnite is easy to love. The game offers an immersive open-world experience and I especially love the thrill of loot hunting before engaging in combat. (Well, at least I enjoy it when I don’t bump into an enemy who is also loot hunting.) I carry a pickaxe by default and I can use it to mine

WRITING DETOURS BY: JESSE PIZARRO BOGA and …my weakness. Apart from using guns and weapons to take down enemies, Fortnite’s signature defense mechanic is something that I am yet to wrap my head around. Maybe it’s because I’m too lazy. and roofs seem to require special skills--something that I don’t have but so many Fortnite players already master. I see so many who can multitask building forts in the middle tournament on YouTube once. My jaws dropped. Fort building instantly daunted me. I want to spend more hours playing the game, completing side missions, getting better, and customizing my hero, but I can only

go so far. I’m lousy at building forts; toggling the controls puts me on a standstill and vulnerable to attacks from all directions. If I want to catch up with the rest of the 350 million players already good at the game (Fortnite was released in 2017), I need to double up on my fortbuilding training! That’s going to take up so much time and I don’t want to suffer trying. That doesn’t mean I’m dropping the game. I’m still playing Fortnite but I’m just not going to take it very seriously…I guess. I’m always on team rumble mode

driving a car, crashing the same car, and getting caught in the storm. I’m late to the Fortnite party but who says there’s a race? (Join Jesse as he plays games in his Facebook Page: The Game Jay)

Celebrities are advocating for COVID vaccine on social media. Is it working? The COVID-19 vaccine became a politicized issue long before it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration — a fact that wasn't surprising, given former President Donald Trump's downplaying of the pandemic's gravity and a growing anti-vaccine movement on both sides of the aisle. But how exactly the shots became tangled up in the web of celebrity, and whether that matters, is more difficult to determine. This week, nearly 30 actors, singers and athletes donate 20 percent of their COVID-19 vaccine doses to those in need by August. Billie Eilish, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Orlando Bloom and Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the big names who signed the petition, which also serves as a public display of support for the vaccine in general. "I join other @unicef Ambassadors in calling on wealthy G7 countries to #DonateDosesNow," Bloom wrote on an Instagram Story Tuesday alongside a video from UNICEF. dress individuals who are hesitant to get the vaccine, and the celebrities do this often as a part of a sponsored campaign. Black-ish star Anthony Anderson participated in Advil's #AfterMyShot campaign, assuring his followers that, for him, getting vaccinated "was a walk in the park." John Legend teamed up with Walgreens for a similar #ThisIsOurShot campaign that featured the Grammyaward-winning singer in a video montage showing people smiling after getting the shots. But major companies aren't the only ones tapping into the cult of celebrity. Some state and local health decampaigns, offering money to prominent individuals in

owners in the region, to join their #MyShot campaign; the Oklahoma City-County Health Department did the same.

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getting more frequent and massive in terms of affected areas. The damage is also getting bigger. With all the ambitious projects such as putting up more drainage canals lain with much bigger cylindrihousehold liquids, and the likes drain much faster, still, an hour or even shorter duration of strong rains is more than enough to submerge the city’ low lying plains. How come? And what ails? parts of Davao City maybe it’s time for our planners to revisit all the plans previously crafted.

ANALYSIS toward the vaccine." The authors concluded that the

Given research on the effectiveness of the vaccines thus far, encouraging more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine seems unequivocally good. But Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy and sociology at the University of California, Riverside, says leaning on celebrities and want to emulate. "The extent to which there are people that we respect and that we trust, I think they could [have the power to change behavior]," says Carpiano. "It gets to the more fundamental idea of seeing prominent people [getting vaccinated] or seeing many people getting vaccinated which creates a bit of a norm that makes you think, 'Well, other people are getting it, and I should be doing that too.'" The fear of missing out, or FOMO as its commonly called, can be an effective way of getting individuals to change their behavior. While it's too soon to know if public suggests they might. An October 2020 study published in viduals with anywhere from 500 to 10,000 followers on

where vaccine hesitancy is typically higher.

tool for health communication if they already identify with a target audience, and their content uses the same language and style of speech that the audience uses," the authors conclude. "In this way, health campaigns can have a look, feel, and sound that will capture an audience’s attention." Carpiano doesn't disagree. He says that it's plausible that some individuals may be swayed to get vaccinated after seeing an idol of theirs post a picture with a postvax Band-Aid (which everyone from Christie Brinkley to Sarah Hyland has done) as well as encouraging words about their experience. "Actors and celebrities, they're often relatable people in many respects," says Carpiano. But at the same, he worries that putting the opinions of nonexperts at the forefront sends a message that celebmatter how basic — are as valuable as the experts'. "It raises the question: What does it mean in the world if we trust our celebrities more than we trust the person who went to school for that topic?" Carpiano asks. While he's not opposed to celebrities continuing to be a major part of the vaccination conversation, he says there are ways to do it right. "You people who have podcasts and do other initiatives, like Kristen Bell, where they try to hype scientists and give them attention — which I think is an interesting, engaging approach for science communication," says Carpiano. "They're bringing it back to what we should be paying attention to, which is the people who have to deal with these issues for a living."


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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 DECEMBER 16, 2020 to JANUARY 15, 2021. If not redeemed or renewed on or before JUNE 18, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on JUNE 21, 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 APRIL 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 APRIL 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before JUNE 15, 2021 will be sold to the public on JUNE 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 ABRIL 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HUNYO 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan ABRIL 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES

AUCTION DATES

APRIL 2021

JUNE 10, 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

DECEMBER 16, 2020 TO JANUARY 15, 2021 if not redeemed or renewed on JUNE 18, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on JUNE 21, 2021 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of APRIL 2021 (Regular Items) and MAY 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 JUNE 15, 2021 JUNE 15, 2021 JUNE 15, 2021 JUNE 15, 2021 JUNE 15, 2021

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


THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the months of APRIL 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or before the scheduled

EURO CIRCLE PAWNSHOP

the following dates as stated below.

EURO MAIN PAWNSHOP

Ginapahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ABRIL 2021, kung dili malukat, ibaligya sa publiko niining mga musunod na mga adlaw.

EURO STAR PAWNSHOP

EXPIRY DATES APRIL 2021

AUCTION DATES JUNE 22, 2021

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

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

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

EURO SUN PAWNSHOP

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

PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY D AT E S W I L L B E A U C T I O N E D O N JUNE 16, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa APRIL 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. AUCTION DATE

General Lao, Toril

JUNE. JUNE. JUNE. JUNE. JUNE. JUNE. JUNE.

Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

15, 2021 16, 2021 11, 2021 04, 2021 22, 2021 15, 2021 17, 2021

2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City

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

All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of ABRIL 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.

BRANCHES

2nd Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City

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 APRIL 2021 (Regular Items) and MAY 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)

JUNE 18, 2021

297-8081

Lanang

JUNE 18, 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 MARCH 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 MARSO 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

JUNE 16, 2021

321-2185

ILUSTRE

JUNE 01, 2021

234-4844

JUNE 18, 2021 All pawned items expired on APRIL 2021 - MAY 2021 On JUNE 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.


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the disease. “Proper contact tracing and containment ral health units) for all

hospitals and the regional tinually sending samples to in the area. He reiterated that the the cause of the surge of han, China. “We can stop the spread

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL Municipality of Baganga

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with the Publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby given to the public that ROSELLE JAPITAN MONTEZA petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” ROSELLE JAPITAN MONTEZA who was born on 9 MAY 1993 at MAHAN-UB, BAGANGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL and whose parents MOME MANAONGSONG MONTEZA and NERIA MAGCULIA JAPITAN. JUNE 17, 2021. (SGD) PAZ D. TENEFRANCIA Municipal Civil Registrar (MT-JUNE 3 & 10, 2021)

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL Municipality of Baganga NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with the Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby given to the public that ARNULFO ALOY JULIAN “IDELMO” to “ARNULFO” IDELMO ALOY JULIAN who was born on NOVEMBER 22, 1953 at PAUPAGON, BAGANGA, DAVAO ALFREDO JULIAN AND SALVACION ALOY.

not later JUNE 17, 2021. (SGD) PAZ D. TENEFRANCIA Municipal Civil Registrar (MT-JUNE 3 & 10, 2021)

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

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the mass graves of former communist cadres who were summarily executed by the CPP-NPA in internal purges in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the murders of former NPA cadres who were summarily executed for leaving the terror group. “They can turn over the suspects to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) or to their allies in the Makabayan bloc who are serving in Congress, if they prefer, so long as they face trial in

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a court of law,” he said. Año said the CHR and the DILG would personally guarantee the safety of the suspects while undergoing trial. He challenged the Makabayan bloc to demand the turnover of the suspects as it is their sworn duty as government officials and as members of the House of Representatives. This is the least they can do for the families and loved ones of the victims who are crying out for jus-

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Duterte said the government is using the loans granted by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to procure more COVID-19 vaccines. He also guaranteed that the government does not “touch” any funds earmarked for COVID-19 response efforts. “COVID has a different line of budgeting,” Duterte said. “We do not touch the things, the money that has been intended for As of June 7, a total of 6,096,208 COVID-19 vaccine doses has been administered nationwide. About 4,491,948 have received the first dose, while 1,604,260 have completed the two vaccine shots. The Duterte administration’s goal is to inoculate up to 70 million within 2021 to achieve population protection. National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., on June 2 expressed ment’s population protection target is achievable by the end of the year. With the steady arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, the Philippines can increase its daily vaccination rate to 500,000 jabs in the third quarter to 700,000 shots in the fourth quarter of 2021, Galvez said.

sale of vaccine slots The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed criminal charges against two persons involved in the "vaccine slot for sale" scheme in Mandaluyong City. In a statement Wednesday, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said charges of estafa under Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code, violation of Section 21-H (fixing and/or collusion 11032 or the Anti-Red Tape Law of 2007 and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevenagainst Cyle Cedric Bonifacio and Melvin Gutierrez before the Mandaluyong Monday. Bonifacio was turned over to authorities by his father, a village councilor in Mandaluyong after the local police began looking for him after his identity was ascertained in an investigation. Eleazar said Bonifacio, in his testimony, said Gutunteer, was the one who helped him get a vaccination slot in the city. “Ang pahayag pa ni Bonifacio, isang beses lang niya nagawa ang mamagitan para sa pagkuha ng vaccination slot at ang PHP12,000 na binigay sa kanya, through online bank transfer, ay reward daw

tice, he said. The use of APMs is a violation of the International Humanitarian Law and the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention adopted by the international community, prohibiting the acquisition, production, stockpiling, and use of weapons. The NPA is listed as a DUTERTE... (from page 5) terrorist organization by the United States, the European term ends in June next year. run for vice president. “Mahirap iyan kasi Duterte is still undeUnion, the United Kingmag-retire na ako tapos cided about his potential dom, Australia, Canada, this time ako ang mamili vice presidential bid, PresiNew Zealand, and the Phildential Spokesperson Harry ippines. (PR) because I will retire and Roque said in a virtual this time, I will have to pick presser earlier Tuesday. the presidential aspirant),” Duterte’s supporters and (Bonifacio added that he Duterte said. allies are urging him to run only intervened once to Duterte added that he for vice president with eiget the vaccination slot and would resist calls to seek ther Davao City Mayor Sara the PHP12,000 given to vice presidency to reject “Inday” Duterte or Senator him, through online bank insinuations that he wants Christopher Lawrence Go transfer, was a reward),” to hold on to power. as his running mate. he added. He said his plan is to Spare Sara Eleazar said it was retire and return to Davao D u t e r t e , h o w e v e r, through this that Bonifacio City when he steps down maintained that he does got the idea to offer vacnot want his daughter to run cination slots in exchange “Sabihin nila, ano ko for president in 2022. for money and offered it to lang iyan, perpetuate yourHe said he talked to his high school classmate, self in power so magre- Sara on Monday night to who rejected his sales pitch resist ako (I will resist),” tell her not to “commit and made the public aware he said. the mistake of running for of this illegal activity. On May 25, Chief presidency.” Eleazar added that Presidential Legal Coun“I do not mean to insult an investigation by the sel Salvador Panelo said the Filipino people. PresiCriminal Investigation and “strong” public clamor dente ka, wala ka talagang Detection Group and the might convince Duterte to makuha. Wala para sa’yo Anti-Cybercrime Group is ongoing to determine other people who may be involved in this scheme. He further reminded the public that vaccination is offered for free by the different local governments and that all they need to do is register and wait for their vaccination schedule. “Magsilbing babala sana sa ibang magtatangkang dayain ang sistema ng ating national vaccination program ang ating pagsasampa ng kaso laban kay Bonifacio at Gutierrez. Wala po tayong dapat na ilabas na pera para sa pagpapabakuna Bonifacio and Gutierrez should serve as a warning to others who will try to cheat our national vaccination program. We don't have to spend money for vaccinations),” Eleazar said. (PNA)

(As a president, you will get nothing), except for one thing – ‘yung sense of mo na may nagawa ka (the fellow countrymen that you have done something),” Duterte said. Duterte said he gave the advice to spare Sara country’s chief executive. Presidential aspirants For now, Duterte said he prefers to be “neutral” when it comes to those who are gunning for presidency in 2022. He, nevertheless, said he would need proper time to name several presidential aspirants. “Meron diyang mga aspirants (There are aspirants). I may publicly name them when the time comes),” he said. (PNA)


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