Mindanao Times, June 20-23, 2022

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OPINION Sara’s DepEd priorities hit nail on head BY VIC N. SUMALINOG

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JUNE 22 & 23, 2022





JORDAN Elpedes from Sampaloc, Manila displays bobbleheads of incoming Vice President Sara Duterte at City Hall grounds, which he sells for P1,000 each. Eldepes came to the city on the eve of the mayor’s oath-taking. BING GONZALES

People’s Park to reopen

• Vaccination hub to last only until the end of June

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – After more than two years, the People’s Park will be reopened next month after it was shut down as authorities prohibited mass gatherings to avoid transmission of the highly infectious coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Engr. Juancho B. Da- ronment and Natural Re- Tuesday that outdoor acgasohan, acting chief of sources Office (CENRO), tivities will be permitted the Parks and Playgrounds told Davao City Disaster once it reopens its gates to Division at the City Envi- Radio (DCDR 87.5) on the locals.

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The People’s Park is one of the city’s largest sites for swabbing at the height of the COVID-19 surge and later as a vaccination hub with a drive-thru. He said the gated public park, a popular go-to

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place for exercise and other outdoor activities, will resume its operations as the Davao City COVID-19 Task Force will move the vaccination program from the existing hubs to the barangay health districts.


“Your dream to jog at People’s Park again will happen soon, maybe, starting this month of July. Once the local government transfers the vaccination to the barangay ( / PEOPLE’S / 10) mindanaotimes




JUNE 22 & 23, 2022

INCOMING Vice President Sara Duterte bids farewell to government employees as the outgoing mayor during last Monday’s flag-raising at City Hall grounds. BING GONZALES

HPBS, wastes-to-energy projects to continue beyond mayor’s term City ready to start booster shots for 12-17 age group

THE CITY COVID-19 Task Force is ready to roll out booster shots for the 12 to 17 years old group once the Department of Health releases the guidelines, spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlossser said on Monday. "We did not receive any confirmation from DOH. In case naa na ang mandate and cascaded to the region,

it would be easy for us to roll it out kay set up naman atoang mga vaccination hubs. Set up napud ang atong manpower and logistics (We have no guidelines yet. We did not receive any confirmation from DOH. In case there's a mandate cascaded to DOH region 11, it would be easy for us to roll it out since our vaccination

Man yields P25-K worth of shabu at checkpoint AUTHORITIES seized more than P25,000 worth of shabu from a bus passenger while attempting to pass through the Lasang checkpoint in Bunawan District on Monday, June 20. Capt. John Louie Demaala, the Task Force Davao spokesperson, identified him as Roberto Uriarte Hayo-a, 39, married, a resident of Purok Marang, Poblacion 6, Buenavista, Agusan Del Norte. Accordingly, the suspect

was on board a public utility bus traveling toward Davao City. Seized from his possession was a sachet of suspected shabu weighing more or less 1. 60 grams with an estimated street value of P25,600. The suspect was immediately turned over to Bunawan Police Station for the filing of an appropriate case for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002). By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

hubs are already set up. Our manpower and logistics are ready)," Dr. Schlosser said. In a recent briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) submitted its recommendation to the office of Secretary Francisco Duque III (

/ CITY / 10)


DAVAO City’s ongoing big-ticket projects will not be hampered even as Vice President-elect Sara Duterte steps down as mayor. These projects include elect revealed that she has nakikipag-usap na siya the P74-billion high prior- taken preliminary measures doon sa dalawang departity bus system (HPBS) pro- to safeguard the continu- ments, DENR and DoTr, ject and the planned P2.5- ation of these projects by so that from those offices billion Waste-to-Energy issuing directives to As- ma-endorse siya during (WTE) facility. sistant City Administrator the transition papunta sa In a press conference Atty. Tristan Dwight Do- President Marcos na adMonday at City Hall, May- mingo; project head of both ministration. So yon pa lang ‘yong ginanagawa or Sara Duterte said that she the HPBS and WTE. will push for the continua“Meron kaming meet- namin sa ngayon. But I tion and completion of the ing with the one in charge will endeavor to push for city’s big-ticket projects of the HPBS and WTE. I the two projects in the adunder the incoming Marcos initially gave him instruc- ministration of President administration. tions to make sure na from Marcos (We had a meeting The vice president- the Duterte administration ( / HPBS / 10)

Sara Duterte plans to resume F2F classes next school year DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Incoming Vice President Sara Duterte, who will serve as concurrent Education Secretary, is planning to resume full face-to-face classes in public schools during the opening of the new school year in August. Duterte told reporters

in a press conference held shortly after the flag-raising ceremony on Monday that she was eyeing reopening all public school campuses in the country to students this coming school year. Following the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the country

in early 2020, the national government halted face-toface classes and resorted to online and modular classes to prevent the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19. Limited face-to-face classes were allowed in the latter part of 2021 as the country started the in-

oculation program against the disease. Duterte said she will meet outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Briones in Manila on June 25 to discuss the matter and the transition phase. The outgoing mayor of Davao City vowed to (

/ SARA / 10)

JUNE 22 & 23, 2022




PRRD wishes Sara ‘good luck’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – Incoming Vice President Sara Duterte revealed Monday that her father, outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte, wished her “good luck” during her oath-taking ceremony here on Sunday. The outgoing Davao Street, Davao City. about work and politics City mayor disclosed such “Sinabihan ko siya when they meet.” in a press conference on ‘Salamat, Pa,’ and he said, “Pag nagkikita kami Monday held shortly after ‘good luck’ (I told him, usually ang pinag-uusapan the flag-raising ceremony ‘Thanks, Papa,’ and he said, namin mga chismis sa famafter reporters asked her ‘good luck),” she said. ily members, mga chismis about what she and her The Vice President- sa paligid. Very normal refather talked about during elect added that she and lationship namin ni PRRD, the event held at San Pedro her father “don’t talk much ( / PRRD / 10)

VP-elect names former law classmate as spokesperson

DAVAO CITY – The Office of Vice Presidentelect Sara Z. Duterte announced Tuesday that her law school classmate, law-

ment takes effect today, June 21. Frasco, meanwhile, takes office as the next Tourism secretary

yer Reynold Munsayac, will replace Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco as her spokesperson. Munsayac's appoint-


/ VP / 10)

Bangsamoro parliament lauds Robin for Senate win

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte attends the flag-raising ceremony and addresses City Hall employees, thanking them for supporting her administration on Monday, 20 June 2022, a day after taking her oath as Vice President. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) adopted a resolution congratulating and commending Robinhood ‘Abdulazis’ Padilla for placing first in the Senate race during the May 9 elections. In a Facebook post, Bangsamoro Member of Parliament (MP) Diamila DisimbanRamos, one of the principal authors of Resolution No. 754, confirmed the approval of the measure during the BTA’s fourth regular session on June 16. “Napakalaking bagay po nito para sa ating mga Muslim, para sa ating mga Bangsamoro, para sa kabuuan ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Mayroon na po tayong kampeon sa Kongreso,

kampeon sa Senado at kampeon na magbibigay seguridad sa kapakanan at Karapatan ng mga Muslim. Magbibigay seguridad sa pagkakaisa ng iba't-ibang tribo at mananampalataya, na ipaglalaban ang kapayapaan at hustisya at bibigyang prayoridad ang pagpapatuloy ng mga magagandang nasimulan natin sa BARMM (This is a great blessing for the Muslims, for our Bangsamoro and for the whole of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. We now have a champion in Congress, a champion in the Senate and a champion who will secure the welfare and rights of the Muslims. He will protect the unity of the various tribes and religious faith. He will also fight






JUNE 22 & 23, 2022

PH BUSINESS HUB. (From left to right) Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Department of Information and Communication Technology Acting Secretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic, Anti-Red Tape Authority Undersecretaries Ernesto V. Perez, and Carlos F. Quita look at the screen during the launch of the Philippine Business Hub (PBH) at the Quezon City hall on Monday (June 20, 2022). The PBH is a digital platform for registering businesses in the country. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)

Caraga logs 7% palay production decline in 2021 1-step, 7-day biz registration possible via PH Business Hub MANILA – From 13 steps and a processing time of 33 days, starting a business in the country can be done in one step within seven days through the Philippines Business Hub (PBH). This, as the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and other government agencies launched the PBH, a revamp of the Central Business Portal (CBP). During the PBH launch Monday at the Quezon City Hall, ARTA officer-in-charge Ernesto Perez said the PBH is the “best platform” for all business-related government information and transactions, such as securing a business permit, licenses, and clearances. Perez encouraged those who would register their businesses -- be it a company, sole proprietorship, or cooperative -- to use the PBH, as this is a centralized platform that bridges various processes in different government offices. While promoting streamlining and digitization in the government, the hub also helps in eliminating the long queues in government agencies in processing businessrelated documents. “When you start a business, you want to start good,” Perez said. “What we can do

but really to provide for the right environment for those people.” He added that making it easy for enterprises to start their business helps in creating more jobs for Filipinos. “Starting a firm efficiently has a positive social and economic impact… making it easier to start a business has been connected to a rise in the number of newly registered businesses or firms, as well as increased employment and productivity levels,” he said. Trade Undersecretary Ireneo Vizmonte said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is optimistic that this initiative of streamlining and digitization of government processes and services will be continued in the next administration. “We’re optimistic that the next administration will give priority to this completion of this process in compliance with the law,” Vizmonte said, pertaining to incoming DTI Secretary Alfredo Pascual’s pronouncement that digitization in government will be a priority during his leadership. Through the PBH, the government envisions that the process and period of starting


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BUTUAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority in the Caraga Region (PSA-13) reported a decrease in palay production in the region to at least 7 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year. Based on the Palay ProIt added that the total duction Survey (PPS), the area harvested in 2021 was PSA-13 said the region’s estimated at 147,878 hectares palay harvest last year was which was 8,195 hectares recorded at 467,744 metric lower compared with last tons compared to the 503,331 year’s level of 156,073 hecmetric tons of harvest in 2020. tares. “The decrease of pro“Likewise, the yield per duction was attributed to the hectare decreased by 1.92 diminution of area harvested percent from 3.22 metric to 5.25 percent,” it said. tons per hectare in 2020 to

T-bills get another rate uptick MANILA – The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) partially awarded on Monday the Treasury bills (T-bills) acrossthe-board after investors asked for high yield anew. It offered the 91-day, 182-day, and 364-day papers for PHP5 billion each tenor but awarded PHP3.07 billion, PHP3.62 billion, and PHP3.85 billion, respectively. Total tenders for the three-month paper amounted to PHP11.285 billion while it reached PHP5.82 billion for the six-month paper and PHP5.5 billion for the oneyear paper. The average rate of the three-month paper rose to 1.759 percent, the six-month paper to 2.132 percent; and


/ T-BILLS / 11)

3.16 metric tons per hectare in 2021,” the PSA-13 said. The survey also showed that the production of irrigated palay contributes 63.50 percent to the total palay production in the region. Last year, the production of irrigated palay also exhibited a negative growth of 11.24 percent from 334,642 metric tons in 2020 to 297,026 metric tons in 2021. An increase of 1.20 percent in the production of rain-

fed palay was also noted last year, or a total harvest of 170,717 metric tons that contributed 36.50 percent to the total palay production in the region. The average yield of palay in the region also dropped to 3.16 metric tons per hectare last year from 3.22 metric tons per hectare yield in 2020. “The decline was attributed to the decrease in the yield of irrigated palay from


/ CARAGA / 11)

Indonesian envoy eyes new opportunities in PH MANILA – Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines Agus Widjojo on Tuesday said Indonesia is eyeing to increase its collaboration with the Philippine government and private sectors in exploring new opportunities. During a lunch with media partners on Tuesday, Widjojo said his government is looking to increase the involvement of Indonesian state-owned enterprises in local projects in infrastructure, transportation, and "strategic industries." "The Philippines is an important trading partner for Indonesia. With a total bilateral trade value of USD9.5 billion in 2021, an export value of USD8.6 billion and import value of USD1.2 billion. This makes Indonesia's

trade balance surplus at the level of USD7.3 billion," he said. Despite some challenges such as connectivity and trade balance between the two countries, he said there was a "wide range of opportunities" in strengthening economic cooperation. To make logistical transfer easier between the two countries, he said the Indonesian government is encouraging connectivity between the Southern Philippines and Eastern Indonesia through activating air and sea transportation routes. He said Indonesia is also looking to promote collaboration between businesses and create a "jointbalance" program in improving trade relations to

"reflect mutually beneficial trade relations." "Marked by various highlevel cooperation in various fields, both in bilateral, regional, and multilateral context. Indonesia and the Philippines continue to strengthen bilateral relations by seeking ways and means for mutually beneficial cooperation," he said. 'No foreseeable problems' Following a recent courtesy call on President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., he said the relations between the two countries will remain strong and there are no "foreseeable" problems that may come up with the incoming administration. "We are member states of


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JUNE 22 & 23, 2022




A piece of paradise in Marahan CLAUD Maru Rainforest was then just businessman Alex P. Montanez's reimagining of his own piece of future retirement paradise in Barangay Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City. "We have this 20-hectare farm where we grow local vegetables. Friends started coming over and found enjoyment in our humble sanctuary," said Montanez, widely known in the advertising industry as APM, his initials as well as his company, APM Ads and Promo Management. Like other family-owned weekend retreats, he did not have a fixed plan for their property. Over the years, he would add a little of this and that until it eventually took shape of what it has become today: a quaint haven ensconced in one semi-forested corner of Marahan. Montanez redesigned the flow of the stream around the property, which produces a relaxing sound of rushing water, and built a faux waterfall - a technology he got from his friend, artist Kublai Millan - and flowing plunge pools. For overnight guests, he set up tents inside A-frame roofs made of nipa to protect guests from the elements. Since the property is adjacent to a forest, it can instantly get wet and cold even in the middle of a sunny day.

A RESTAURANT in the middle of the forest

A member of the Matigsalog community prepares a local dish for guests

While it is not exactly glamping, each set of tent accommodation has a toilet and bath nearby. Rechargeable light bulbs and extension wires are also provided for charging gadgets. There's no wifi but there's a strong internet signal, in case, one decides to do a workcation with nature. "Our place is pet-friendly, so we've provided tents for them as well, just right beside the tent of their fur family," he said. What really makes Claud Maru Rainforest unique from the rest of the resorts that have mushroomed in Marilog is their support for the Matigsalog community in the area. "We didn't only employ them for resort operations, we also want to make sure that their rich culture is showcased in this simple family project of ours," Montanez shared. Dressed in traditional attires, they would happily welcome guests and share stories about their tribe. Montanez also

CLAUD Maru's modified camp accommodation

encouraged them to earn extra income by creating tribal accessories and local souvenirs. On special occasions or upon request, they can also do a cooking demo of their traditional "talumbu baboy" - their take of the "nilutlot" , and "binungohan", a fish seasoned with local blooms and greens dish. "Almost all that we serve in our restaurant are sourced within the farm. We also encourage the community to sell to us their produce so that they won't have to go far to the town center," Montanez added. They also opened their strawberry farm across the road for seasonal fruit picking, and currently, they are raising more farm animals for young guests to experience genuine farm life. Mountain hiking, artificial wall climbing, a "hammock city", and additional dipping pools are also in the works. Asked why the place is called Claud Maru, Montanez replied: "It's actually our love letter to our parents Atty Claudio and Marutas Montanez, who first taught us how to appreciate nature." Day tour rate is PhP150 per person with free sikwate and suman. Overnight accommodation starts at PhP999 inclusive of dinner and breakfast.

ADVERTISING and billboard king Alex P. Montanez

CHIQUI Aportadera enjoys one of the flowing plunge pools




Crowd watcher I REMEMBER one lesson taught by a former office-mate and mentor, the late Rene Lumawag. He once said, one trick to human interest photography is getting lost in a crowd of people and knowing deep inside that each person has a story. All one has to do is discover whatever story unfolds before you. I remember that particular moment as though it was yesterday. During the early 80s, I was with him, then working at an advertising company and incidentally, on that day, he was teaching me how to handle my first Nikon. Since then and through the years, whenever I witnessed any large mass of humanity, be it in musical concerts and performances, political rallies or when I’m just watching people who watch parades, that lesson had stuck with me: never forget, everyone has a story. Last Sunday, like many Dabawenyos, I witnessed the oath-taking ceremony of our outgoing city mayor as she was inaugurated as the newly-elected vice-president of the country. As was the usual, the ceremony, as witnessed by thousands live and many more online, had the trimmings of a who’s-who affair, with all the onlookers seemingly in awe of the many political and entertainment personalities who were on hand to witness the affair. As one would have guessed, not the usual petrol that runs my car; I was more interested in the watchers watching the watched. Theirs were the more interesting stories. For one, the actual programme may have started at around half past four in the afternoon, but as early as eight in the morning, people were already starting to fill up the plaza near the cathedral and the city hall. Even as a kid, this was of extreme interest to me, what drives one to go out of their way to witness spectacle. In the same breath, what drives another to simply pass them by? Was it perhaps Correspondents:

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because as tots, we’ve been programmed to these by our parents and elders? As I have written a long time ago, “everybody loves a show. That is why the thrill of witnessing a parade is, almost always, not lost in both the young and the old alike. Some may of course disagree and there are those with a natural aversion to crowds and those who believe they have better things to do. Nevertheless, as everyone is by nature, an observer, anything within one’s peripheral vision is always subject to scrutiny. To prove this, when you’re among the crowd watching a parade, try to observe the passers-by who have chosen to go about their business. There will surely be moments when some would pause awhile and check on what is going on.” Always on the lookout for a more interesting human angle. On second thought, I thought I might also prove to be a capable G-man, watching the crowds for possible snipers, as in the movies. Or a sniper even, but at that, they won’t accept anyone with poor eyesight. Bourne identity fail.


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JUNE 22 & 23, 2022

Sara’s DepEd priorities hit nail on head THE other day we read on a social media post incoming Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio’s priorities when she assumes the helm of the Education Department. According to the post the VP and DepEd incoming top honcho will immediately look into the possibility of making upward adjustment in the teachers’ salaries and benefits. Then she was also quoted as saying that she already got the President-elect’s go-signal to review the government’s K to 12 basic education program. We feel deeply elated because if our readers will remember, it was only a few columns back that we offered unsolicited suggestions on incoming VP and DepEd Secretary Sara’s top “to do” list if she wants her jobs in both offices in relation to her final political objective done the earliest. In that column we recommended that she must immediately look into the salaries and wages of the teachers and non-teaching employees of the Department and if possible make it a living level. In the process those teachers using their supposed activism to air their demands for wage hike and improvement in the various aspects of the Department’s operation will no longer find enough reasons for their existence. In the incoming DepEd secretary Sara’s prioritization she even brings it to another step higher. Her plan to review the K to 12 program implementation will certainly be addressing the complaints of many parents that the additional 2 school years that the students will have to bear before graduating high school is too much of a financial burden for them. We too, are personally in favor of reassessing the K to 12 program, and if the review will surface that producing quality secondary graduates even without the additional two senior high school years, then it is time to scrap it. May be what the Department must do is to evaluate the present elementary and secondary curriculum and methods of instructions being made to follow by both the public and private schools. This we believe is where improvements should be focused and not on adding more years in classes. Why are not our present-day politicians, leaders in business and industry not products of the 4-year secondary curriculum? Do they feel they are still wanting in qualifications to do their job that they need to have the present day learners to endure two more years in high school? As we said here earlier all the DepEd may have to do is to retrace the history of the country’s educational system to as far back as more than half a century ago. It was when we were in our elementary and high school years. Back then we were taught various vocational skills when we were in grades 5 and 6. We were into some kind of small-scale farming techniques, automotive and machining technology and even carpentry. We have a separate building devoted to purely vocational subjects that we willingly learned the trades. We even have to do actual emersion then. We also seem to be converting our then plentiful schools of arts and trades into something else and in the process abandoning the more skills-producing courses such as mechanical technology, refrigeration and airconditioning, electrical technology and even farming technology. Probably this is mainly due to the desire of our education leaders to capitulate to the demands of many learners to acquire skills that will lead them to jobs closer to or almost in the white collar jobs level like those in hotels and restaurants, in cruise ships and in tourist resorts. (

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JUNE 22 & 23, 2022



WANTED: Urban Renewal and Updated History of Davao City “THERE is an obvious danger that the `insensate dynamism` of the cities will suffocate human life, helping those who can help themselves and leaving the most vulnerable out in poverty and squalor.” (W. Harvey Cox,” Cities: The Public Dimension”, 1976) Beware of building a “steel-and concrete hell” for ourselves and our children. We must ensure, at any rate for our people, a healthy city, clean air, pure water, and adequate space, according to a worthwhile design. We are all responsible for the growth of the city. It is about time that our City Government of Davao pays attention to renewing the urban center of our beloved City not only to make it more livable but also to beautify it to further promote health and wellness, tourism and other business. Of course, the first thing our City Government should do in this regard is to commission an expert Urban Planner to prepare the needed Urban Renewal Plan of Davao City`s main urban center in collaboration with Davao City Planning and Development Office. The Vision, if I may suggest, should be a “Green Davao Urban Center”. This connotes more open spaces with flowering trees and plants, less vehicular traffic and more pedestrian walkways, and no squatter areas. Attention should be given to the development of Davao River banks, Sta. Ana Pier, Agdao Coastal Area, and Times Beach. In addition, I like to see a large “Datu Bago” Park with a huge “Datu Bago” monument located at the mouth of Davao River. Most importantly is to properly relocate our Davao City Hall and City Council buildings in large space at the outskirt of our main urban center along a major Highway. Let`s establish a new well planned Davao City Government Center as what they did in Quezon City before. The old City Hall building should be converted into a Davao City Museum and Library while the old City Council



building could be used for other City Government vital needs. By transferring also the Ecoland Bus Terminal along Diversion Road could ease further vehicular traffic in our Central Business District. While I was categorizing the books in our small house library recently, I came across a history book on Davao City authored by Gloria P. Dabbay, a highly trained public educator. Her book was a “first prize winner in the History writing Contest sponsored by the Araw ng Dabaw Golden Anniversary (1987) Celebration Committee.” Dabbay`s 1987 book entitled “Davao City: Its History and Progress” revised in 1992, covered the period of Davao origin to year 1988. I humbly suggest that the current “Araw ng Dabaw” Celebration Committee again sponsored another history writing contest covering the period of 1989 -2022 for obvious reason. Yes it will be our updated edition of Dabbay`s book to ensure continuity. I would like to take this opportunity to call our readers attention to our previous article titled “Wanted historical Novel of Davao” incorporated in my 2022 book “Jour-

ney to True Liberation”. Allow me to quote part of said article below: “My main reason for such a project is to make Davao known worldwide. And one way of doing this is through an interesting and educational historical novel about the place. If my memory serves me right, this same strategy was employed for Alaska upon its adoption as one of the states of USA… My proposal is to follow my favorite historical novel writer, James A. Michener`s style. Michener was the author of many international bestseller historical novels such as “Hawaii” and “Alaska”. “The proposed Historical Novel on Davao will have a one word title `Davao` designed using indigenous motif. The Novel will be composed of three (3) parts namely: 1) Pre-Spanish Era, 2) Development Period, and 3) Third Millennium. Based on the criteria of 1) Popularity, 2) Influence, 3) Contribution, 4) Controversy, and 5) Style, the three (3) extra-ordinary personalities that will be featured in each of the three (3) periods are: 1) Datu Bago, 2) Don Anthonio O. Floriendo, Sr., and 3) President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Let`s dream big. Let`s be visionary. Let`s be development oriented. Davao City is one of the biggest cities in the whole area wise. The potential of Davao City is great which demands great ideas. Let`s not fail our people who have great expectations of their political leaders. Let`s be creative, passionate and bold in doing God`s mandate to transform our City “as it is in heaven. “Kaya natin ito bay!” We hope and pray that our local political leaders “would share my interests and add their own” ideas for sake of a better Davao City. The room for improvement cannot be overemphasized. Together and with the grace of God we will succeed in making our Davao City a truly “Queen City of the Deep South.” More power to our newly elected officials!

Green group rejects push for revival of mining industry Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) rejected the recommendation of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) pushing for a revival of the mining industry. The group raised alarm over the dangers of destructive mining following a report that Duterte’s economic team has pushed for more mining projects as part of the postpandemic recovery program that the next administration will implement. Jaybee Garganera, ATM National Coordinator, warned that a revival of the mining industry would lead to more displacement of communities, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, land-use changes, and food insecurity. “These impacts are the last things we need in a post-pandemic recovery phase of the Philippines”, he added. The government’s push was made in light of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council’s (MICC) report that mining and quarrying contributed significantly to the regional gross domestic product in the regions where there are mining operations.


FROM THE MAIL “The mining industry’s economic contribution does not outweigh the harmful impacts to mining-affected communities in particular and the cumulative impacts of climate change and natural disasters for the whole country, in general. Besides, we doubt the claim of the MICC that mining contributes “significantly” to the regional economy, as these computations fail to account for or externalize the costs to the environment, health, cultural displacement and conflict brought by mining.” Garganera pointed out that data from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) itself reveals the mining industry’s insignificant contribution to the GDP. According to MGB in June 2021, the mining sector accounted for P102.3 billion, equivalent to 0.6% of gross domestic

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All these changes in the so-called blue-collar work preferences among our people are the ones that actually lead the flight of Filipino workers to other countries instead of remaining in the Philippines. Thus, the Filipinos working abroad are now enjoying the reputation of “the most-sought-after” overseas workers. Naturally, the ones left in the Philippines are the less-skilled or those whose skills accompanying their educational background do not match with existing job vacancies in the country. Hence, we feel that incoming DepEd Secretary Sara could not be wrong in reviewing the current K to 12 program and where the result of the review merits its scrapping quash it. Instead enhance further the existing elementary and secondary curriculum, then she should not hesitate to recommend to Congress the abandonment of the program and for Congress to legislate new enhancements to the existing elementary and secondary methods of instructions including provision of school facilities and equipment to ensure the students get what is or are desired for their education and demanded of the work in the country.

product (GDP) growth in 2020. In addition, there were only 184,000 jobs created. “At present, the government is pushing for mining to help the economy recover from the Covid pandemicinduced slump. However, we do not think that mining is the answer to the country’s economic woes. Instead, a rational management of our natural resources is needed for the sake of future generations. Full disclosure of all the mine audit reports and the reviews of these mine audits must be implemented as soon as possible. Also, alternatives to mining must be considered for reviving the economy. These include: agro-forestry, eco-tourism and watershed development, agriculture and fisheries, and community-based enterprises” Garganera added. Garganera also challenged the incoming administration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to prove that it will genuinely promote the welfare of Filipinos by appointing a DENR Secretary that will not favor the mining industry, where his relatives and allies are enjoying beneficial ownership of mining companies and mining projects.

22 & 2022 WEDNESDAY, JUNE AUGUST 31,23, 2016

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sold to the public on JULY 16, 2015 at 9:00 Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ABRIL ang 2022.tanan Ang tanan ibaligya Gipahibalo na prenda ang FIRST sa publiko karong HUNYO 16, 2022 sa alas COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa 9:00 tanansa buntag.

nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 16 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


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

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


All Pawned items that expired until the month of APRIL 2022, 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 GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired hangtod sa bulan sa ABRIL 2022, kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


TEL. NOS. 321-8705 301-4019 227-6772 321-6223 222-2494


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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All Pawned Items that expired during the month of APRIL 2022 must be renewed or redeemed Two (2) days before the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed or renewed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 A.M.

All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2022, if not renewed or redeemed on or before MARCH 15, 2022 will be sold to the public on MARCH 16, 2022 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 ENERO 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong MARSO 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

Gibpahibalo ang tanan nga ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP, INC. magsubasta sa tanan nga nag expired hangtod sa bulan sa MARSO 2022, ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.




All pawned items that expired during the month of JUNE 2022 , 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 HUNYO 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Matina Crossing Tibungco

AUCTION DATE JUNE 21, 2022 JUNE 17, 2022

TEL. NOS. (082) 321-1814 (082) 296-4130

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) Panabo (Branch)

JUNE 30, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022

(084) 628-8418 (084) 628-842

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of APRIL 2022 (Regular Items) and APRIL 2022 (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

Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 Email us @ rosegoldpawnshopdavao@gmail.com

Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Rosegold Pawnshop Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao Davao City Tel. No. (082) 225-3637

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City

(Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx)

Tel. No. (082) 295-6199

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, 2021 TO JANUARY 15, 2022. If not redeemed or renewed on or before JUNE 17, 2022 will be sold to the Public Auction on JUNE 20, 2022 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

(Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 Email: goldstandardpawnshopdavao@gmail.com

Accepts: Jewelry, wholesaler and retailer on all kinds of jewelry Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3%


All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro,Ilustre from DECEMBER 16, 2021 TO JANUARY 15, 2022

if not redeemed or renewed on JUNE 17, 2022 will be sold to the Public Auction on JUNE 20, 2022 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

BRANCHES: San Pedro (Main) Agdao Toril Bolton Digos City Claveria Km. 7 Lanang

AUCTION DATE JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022

TEL. NO. 327-8832 327-6275 327-8503 392-3022 333-9945 296-8081 235-3473

JUNE 22 & 23, 2022

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired until the month of MAY 2022, if not redeemed or renewed on or before JULY 18, 2022, will be sold to the Public on JULY 20, 2022. Gipahibalo and tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired hangtod sa bulan sa MAYO 2022. Kung dili malukat sa dili pa moabot ang HULYO 18, 2022, ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 20, 2022. EXPIRY DATES JANUARY 2022







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


All Pawned items at GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC., that expired until the month of APRIL 2022, 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 hangtod sa bulan sa ABRIL 2022, kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES General Lao, Toril Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao



JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 JUNE 14, 2022 JUNE 07, 2022 JUNE 24, 2022 JUNE 16, 2022 JUNE 18, 2022

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

APRIL 2022 MAY 2022

JUNE 17, 2022 JUNE 15, 2022 DAVAO VAULT SP

JUNE 15, 2022

Door #7Realty Bldg. beside Lakitan Mall San Pedro street, Davao City (Tel No.: 228-9322


All Pawned items at GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP, INC. and GABBYS’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired until the month of APRIL 2022, 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 hangtod sa bulan sa ABRIL 2022, kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES




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health districts, that’s the time when we can finally reopen it. As of now, it’s used as a venue for vaccination,” he said. Dr. Michelle Schlosser, the spokesperson for the task force, said last Friday that the vaccination drive at the People’s Park and the privately-owned Davao Crocodile Park will operate until the end of June. Dagasohan added that the local government has set aside a budget for the renovation of the public park. The park now houses the five-story gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), which is set to open in December this year. “We have a budget for the renovation of the People’s Park. However, it did not push through when the pandemic happened,” he said. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, head of the city’s

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vaccination cluster, told DCDR. 87.5 that they are closing all vaccination hubs in malls and schools by June 30, but these services will be transferred to the 18 district health offices. As of June 10, there are 1,336,961 individuals vaccinated with the first dose, of whom 1,318,682 are fully vaccinated. The city also reported 269,057 individuals who received the first booster dose and 20,828 who were administered the second booster dose. She said the local government has decided to shut down existing hubs since only a few people visit the hubs to avail of the vaccination against COVID-19. She added that scheduled vaccination will be done in communities to reach out to more residents. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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consult various stakeholders

as she takes the helm of the Department of Education (DepEd), saying inputs directly from them “will help her come-up with a sound decision.” She said that as mayor of this city, she always listened to the stakeholders for suggestions and that she intends to continue applying this in her leadership as Vice President and Education Secretary. “The success of the City Government of Davao is precisely that we partner with the private sector, we consult the private sector, we consult the stakeholders for their suggestions that we can adopt at the

BANGSAMORO ... for peace and justice and give priority to the continuation of the good things we started in the BARMM government)," she added. Ramos said Padilla might be a first-time senator, but he is not a neophyte in public service as he will advance “Rebolusyonaryong Pagbabago para sa Responsableng Pilipino” and “Aksyon Hindi Drama”, as his battle cry. She said Padilla, the only Muslim senator in the incoming 19th Congress and the first one since 1995, is expected to guarantee Muslim representation in the upper chamber and ensure the advancement of the welfare and protection of the rights of Muslims, as well as the unity of the Filipino people. “Napakahalaga po ng ating pagkakaisa para sa pagpapatuloy ng legasiya ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte para sa pagkamit ng hustisya at pagkamit ng kapayapaan para sa seguridad ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Sa pagmamahal po ni Pangulong Duterte, ay inatasan niya ang ating kapatid sa pananampalatayang Islam Brother Abdulazis Robin Padilla upang

City Government of Davao,” she said. Duterte said she has yet to know which areas in the country need more intervention to improve access to education. “I have not been briefed on the status of DepEd nationwide. I have not yet seen the data as of now,” she said. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando administered the oath-taking of Duterte as the 15th Vice President of the country at 5:13 p.m. Sunday, 19 June, at San Pedro Square. The Davao City Police Office estimated around 20,000 people attended Duterte’s oath-taking. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

(from page 3) tumakbo bilang Senador sa nagdaang 2022 national and local polls at Alhamdulillah siya po ay pinalad at naging number one senator (Our unity is very important for the continuation of the legacy of President Rodrigo Duterte for achieving justice and achieving peace for the security of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. With the love of President Duterte to us, he appointed our brother in Islam Brother Abdulazis "Robin" Padilla to run as a Senator in the last 2022 national and local polls and Alhamdulillah he was fortunate and became the number one senator)," she said. Disimban-Ramos added that Padilla's win guarantees Muslim representation and provides a huge opportunity to push for legislative and developmental measures that will not just safeguard the peace process and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao but will also advance our quest towards a more inclusive, more equitable, more progressive and more socially just society. Aside from Ramos, the measure was earlier introduced by MPs Maisara

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with the officer-in-charge of the HPBS and WTE. I initially gave him instructions to make sure that there is dialogue with the DENR and DoTr under the Duterte administration, so that the projects will be endorsed during the transition to the Marcos administration),” she said. The HPBS project, which has secured funding from the Asian Development Bank, is currently in its contracts-bidding phase. The project aims to provide a cleaner and more convenient intercity transport system in Davao while curbing carbon emissions with the use of hybrid and electric buses. Meanwhile, a lot in Biao Escuela in Tugbok District has been purchased for use as the WTE facility site. The WTE project was

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planned through the coordination of Davao City and its sister city Kitakyushu, Japan. This project is the city government’s response to the waste management problem as the city’s landfills are approaching full capacity. Recently, Mayor Sebastian Duterte said that big-ticket projects like the HPBS and WTE will remain high on the city’s priority list under his administration. “Gusto gyud nako iprioritize kay kadtong mga big-ticket projects na nasugdan under Mayor Sara Duterte, parehas anang HPBS and WTE, mga ingana (I really want to prioritize those bigticket projects started under Mayor Sara Duterte, just like the HPBS and WTE, those kinds of projects),” he said.

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on June 30. “It is an honor to serve as spokesperson for Vice President-elect Sara Z. Duterte, a great leader and a good person. I thank her for her trust and confidence in me,” Munsayac told the Philippine News Agency in an interview. It was Munsayac who filed Duterte's candidacy two days before the deadline for substitution of election aspirants on November 15, 2022. According to the VPelect's office, Munsayac was the valedictorian of his law school class and a practicing lawyer. In 2017, Munsayac assisted Duterte in the establishment of the worldwide aggrupation of Duterte supporters “Tapang at Malasakit.” In 2021, Munsayac re-

signed as commissioner and acting chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to help campaign for Inday Sara. “Munsayac’s professional portfolio is highlighted by his unquestionable integrity and dedication to governance and public service, and the Vice Presidentelect is confident that he will be able to bring this experience to his new duty,” the VP-elect's statement read. It also said Inday Sara is grateful for Mayor Frasco’s help “in the timely and effective communication of her messages to the Filipinos through the media.” “Inday Sara wishes the incoming Secretary of the Department of Tourism Frasco all the best in her new role in nation-building,” the statement added. (PNA)

Dandamun-Latiph, Marjanie Macasalong, Hatimil Hassan, Amilbahar Mawalil, Eddie Alih, Modayao Sacar, and Adzfar Usman. The actor-turned-politician obtained more than 26 million votes and won huge in all provinces of the BARMM. "In the last live victory, Mr. Speaker. According to Comelec (Commission on Elections), the Senator-elect obtained a total of 1,461,373 votes in BARMM alone wherein in Basilan he received 171,227. In Lanao del Sur, he was the Number 1 also and he received 323,326. In Maguindanao Mr. Speaker, the highest, with 519,867 votes. In Sulu, 304,902 and in Tawi Tawi, 142,231 votes,” Dandamun-Latiph said. “Senator-elect Robin Padilla, prior to his election, has been a champion in advancing the rights and welfare of the ordinary Filipinos like farmers, fisherfolks, micro and small entrepreneurs, the overseas Filipino workers, women, youth and vulnerable sectors including underprivileged

and marginalized sectors. He also has been consistent in the welfare and development of Muslims and Non-Muslims in the country through his charitable acts, quick response relief assistance to disasters, and calamity-stricken neighborhoods and families, all this, behind the scene, Mr. Speaker,” she added. In the aftermath of the Marawi siege, Padilla immediately organized Tindig Marawi through Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation, Inc. He also purchased four hectares of land, which he donated to the Bangsamoro Government for the construction of houses for the internally displaced persons (IDPs), donated PHP5 million cash to the Department of Social Welfare and Development psychosocial intervention for children, provided another PHP5 million funding through Islamic microfinance for the establishment of enterprises of the IDPs and funded the constructions of deep wells for the IDPs. (PR)

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for approval of the rollout of booster shots for 12 to 17 years old. Once Duque gives the go signal, DOH will then immediately start drafting the guidelines. Dr. Schlosser said that similar to the COVID-19 vaccination rollout for other population age groups, it would still be piloted in Metro Manila before implementation in other regions. As of June 17, 2022, the Vaccination Cluster administered second jabs to at least 137,786 in the 12 to 17 years old population age group, which is 71.76 percent of the 147,894 who received their first COVID-19 shots. The target number to be inoculated in this age group is 191,998. She said school-based mobile vaccinations will be strengthened to not just increase the number of 12 to 17 vaccinees but also the five to 11 years old population. The Vaccination Cluster has lined up simultaneous school-based mobile vaccinations on June 24, 2022, in three public elementary schools. Vaccination teams will be sent to Catalunan Grande Elementary School in the first district, Felipe Calderon Elementary School in the second district, and Don Juan Dela Cruz Central Elementary Schools in the third district after the recent school-based mobile immunization activities had yielded positive results. At least 146 students

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received their anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots at Sta. Clara Elementary School while 276 got immunized at Daniel M. Perez Elementary School SPED, and 64 at San Roque Central Elementary School. Meanwhile, 503 were inoculated at the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) and 53 at the University of Southeastern Philippines (Usep)-Obrero on June 15, 2022. Preparations are underway for bringing the mobile vaccination to the Assumption College of Davao, Mindanao Malayan Colleges (MCM)-Mapua, and Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC). The Vaccination Cluster started the school-based immunization due to the low turnout of vaccinees for primary doses in the pediatric population of five to 11 years old and low booster rollout for booster shots in all priority groups. As of June 17, 2022, only 8.84 percent or 21,410 of the target 242,209 received the first doses among children five to 11 years old. Of the 21,410, only 17,359 or 7.17 percent got their second primary doses. Outgoing Mayor Sara Duterte, who took her oath as the 15th vice president of the Philippines on June 19, 2022, earlier said that anti-Covid vaccines will be administered in the city's district health centers as the COVID-19 Task Force will slowly wrap up vaccinations in all public jab sites. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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hindi sya professional or business-like (When we see each other, what we usually talk about are gossips about family members and gossips around us. When it comes to my relationship with PRRD, it’s normal and not professional or business-like),” she said. Duterte took her oath before Supreme Court Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando. She was joined by her mother Elizabeth Zimmerman and President Duterte on stage. The Vice Presidentelect’s immediate family members – husband Atty. Manases Carpio, daughter Mikhaila María aka “Sharky” and sons Mateo Lucas aka “Stingray” and Marko Digong aka “Stonefish,” were also present during the event. Among the prominent personalities who graced the event were Presidentelect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., and his wife Atty. Liza Araneta and their son Sandro, and former President and now Pampanga 2nd

District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Vice President-elect Duterte’s oath-taking ceremony on Sunday was attended by around 20,000 people, according to the Davao City Police Office. Duterte, who will serve as concurrent Education Secretary, bade farewell to the employees of the City Hall of Davao on Monday. Duterte revealed that she was set to leave for Manila on Saturday to meet with outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Briones and to Cebu next week for the 1Cebu oath-taking of winning members. She added that she will return to Davao before flying again to Manila on June 29 to hold meetings with officials from Japan and China before the inauguration of Marcos Jr. Duterte previously said she preferred her inauguration to be held ahead so that she could attend Marcos Jr.’s inauguration on June 30. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)


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3.44 metric tons per hectare to 3.36 metric tons per hectare,” the PSA-13 said. Among the provinces, the PSA-13 survey showed that Agusan del Sur consistently posted the highest share with 54.99 percent of the region’s total palay production in 2021; followed by Surigao del Sur with 16.13 percent share; Agusan del Norte with 13.83 percent share; Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands 13.68 percent and 1.37 percent, respectively. In terms of the actual volume of palay production last year, Agusan del Sur also posted the highest vol-

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ume of palay harvested with 257,215 metric tons. This is followed by Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Norte with a total volume of 75,469 metric tons and 64,669 metric tons, respectively. Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands, meanwhile, produced 63,998 metric tons and 6,393 metric tons, respectively in 2021. Agusan del Sur also ranked first in terms of the total area harvested for palay last year with 80,622 hectares; followed by Surigao del Sur with 24,975 hectares; Agusan del Norte with 20,368 hectares; Surigao del Norte with 19,031

hectares; and Dinagat Islands harvested with 2,882 hectares. The PPS, the PSA-13 said, is one of the major agricultural surveys with the aim to generate estimates on palay production, area, yield, and other production-related data. Data generated from PPS will serve as inputs to the Performance of Agriculture Report, and for the preparation of the Gross Regional Domestic Product. “The survey supports the data needs of planners, policy, and decision-makers, and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector,” the PSA13 said. (PNA)

On June 6, Marcos met with several diplomats, including Widjojo, and discussed economic matters and unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Widjojo became the Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines in January and presented his credentials to President Rodrigo Duterte on May 25. (PNA)

Secretary Emmanuel Rey Caintic said the PBH will be rolled out nationwide. Quezon City is the pilot city for the PBH, with Valen-

zuela City and Parañaque City going on board next. PBH can be accessed 24/7 through business.gov. ph. (PNA)


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 2022. 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 2022. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

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Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and I think again, with that we have the same spirit, the culture of collaboration and cooperation within Asean," he said.

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a business will be cut to one step and one day. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) acting



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vices such as Send Money, Pay QR, as well as loans and savings solutions. This roadshow kicked off in Floridablanca, Pampanga with at least 100 participants. Through the roadshow, farmers and their families learn new ways to save, invest, access insurance, and qualify for loans and credit using the GCash mobile app anytime, anywhere. Farmers can save their money and enjoy interest rates of as high as 7.2% per annum through GSave, avail of money-lending options for their business through GLoans, grow their money by investing in a market fund with GInvest, and protect themselves and their families by getting insured through GInsure – all on the GCash app. By the end of the roadshow’s first run, at least 80 percent of the attendees downloaded the GCash app. “We are excited to share this gift to each and every

Filipino, as it has proven to help people from all walks of life,” shared JR Marfori, GCash Head of Ecosystem Development. “It is of extreme importance to focus on the communities who need it the most. And to improve the lives of each Filipino financially is our purpose through and through.” For farmer Jerald Cabaobas, GCash’s financial literacy sessions serve as an opportunity to further grow his business. “Itong training po na ito ay makakatulong para mas mapadali ang proseso ng pagbabayad at pagbebenta naming mga magsasaka. Marami din po palang mga ibang services na maa-access namin sa GCash na makakatulong sa pagpapalago ng aming mga farms.” GCash has been building digital financial ecosystems in various sectors and communities across the country. Aside from the

financial literacy programs, GCash is also activating establishments that locals frequent and helping onboard GCash Pera Outlet partners in the farming communities to provide easy access to cash-in and cash-out services as well as bills payment solutions. Elaine Timbol, CEO of Sakahon said, "our partnership with GCash is essential in achieving our vision of equitable prosperity in the countryside through financial literacy and innovation that is inclusive and accessible; the farmers and their families are at the heart of this endeavor.” GCash vows to continue innovating and making the lives of Filipinos better every day through achieving financial inclusion and literacy for local farmers and other sectors. To know more about GCash, visit https://www. gcash.com/.

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the one-year tenor to 2.454 percent. These were at 1.572 percent for the 91-day paper, 1.934 percent for the 182-day T-bill, and 2.325 percent for the 364-day tenor during the auction last June 13. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said the uptick in T-bill rates is “expected” given the need to “cushion against upward adjustments in rates delivered by Fed (Federal Reserve) and to be followed on Thursday by the (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ policy-making Monetary Board) MB to quell rising price pressures.”



Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late VICTORIA GETALLA, who died intestate on October 14, 2011 at Malita, Davao Occidental; That Victoria Getalla at the time of her death left a parcel of land with residential house, with an area of 300 square meters more or less, located at Poblacion Malita, Davao Occidental under Tax Declaration with PIN No. 062-080001-016-(08)-1002; Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, that the above described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON per Doc. No. 241; Page No. 50; Book No. 37; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public RAUL C. ESPINA of Davao City

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late NOEL R. ALINDOGAN who died intestate on May 21, 2000 and RAQUEL L. ALINDOGAN who died intestate on February 25, 2011; That decedent at the time of their respective deaths left the following real property covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-63571 situated in the Barrio of Lapanday, City of Davao, containing an area of Two Hundred Forty (240) Square Meters more or less; Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, that the above described property has been the subject of EXTRAJDUCIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 469; Page No. 95; Book No. 7; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. RAPHAEL JOSE N. LIZADA of Davao City.

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“While incoming (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) Gov(ernor) (Felipe) Medalla spoke of gradual tightening, some analysts still see a 50 bps (basis points) move following (the) 75 bps delivered by (the) Fed to slash elevated inflation,” she said. Last week, the Fed’s key rates were hiked by 75 basis points in a bid to temper the acceleration in US consumer price index (CPI), which rose further to 8.6 percent last May, the fastest since 1981. The latest rate increase brought to 150 basis the jump in the Fed’s key rates since

last March. The MB hiked the BSP’s key rates by 25 basis points last May, the first since 2018 and after the total of 200 basis points reduction in 2020, which is part of the central bank’s pandemic-related measures. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno earlier hinted of another rate hike this month since although inflation is expected to post faster rates in the coming months, continued recovery of the domestic economy provides monetary authorities to increase the central bank’s key policy rates. (PNA)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE OF ESTATE OF SOCORRO G. ROBILLO Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late SOCORRO G. ROBILLO who died intestate on February 10, 2008; That the deceased Socorro G. Robillo at the time of his death left a parcel of land situated in sitio Ilihan Barrio of Catalunan Grande, City of Davao, which was acquired by virtue of a duly signed DEED OF SALE by both parties, and left un-transferred and not included on the first EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT and more particularly described as follows: Transfer Certificate of Title No. CL-222 Lot No. 1067-A, Csd-11599, containing an area of Twenty Seven Thousand One Hundred Four (27,104) Square Meters more or less; That the portion of this property containing an area of Seven Hundred Thirty Three (733) Square Meters, more or less, has been sold to the Presbyterian Church Inc. represented by Mr. Rey Eric Gecale, of legal age Filipino, married and a resident of Davao City, as evidence by a duly signed DEED OF SALE, referred to as the Vendee; Pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 1, Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE OF ESTATE OF SOCORRO G. ROBILLO made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 416; Page No. 85; Book No. 174; Series of 2020 of the Notary Public SALVADOR M. BIJIS of Davao City. (MT-June 8, 15 & 22, 2022)

JUNE 22 & 23, 2022



GCash, Sakahon kick off financial literacy roadshow for local farmers AS PART of its mission of financial inclusion for all Filipinos, GCash, the country’s no.1 mobile wallet, is helping address local farmers’ limited access to business and financial resources through a first-of-its-kind financial literacy program designed to help them adopt digital financial solutions aimed at improving their livelihood. Filipino farmers have the country’s agriculture treme weather conditions, long been experiencing industry alive. Aside from which seriously impact many challenges to keep dealing with constant ex- their livelihood, many mer-

chants or middlemen also buy the farmers’ fresh produce at measly prices. To allow farmers to take advantage of digital financial solutions in managing and growing

From left: Gabby Lacuesta - CFO, Fuse; Tony Isidro - CEO, Fuse; Oscar "Ren-ren" Reyes - Chief Commercial Office; Elvin Laceda - COO Sakahon; Elaine Timbol - CEO Sakahon; Luigi Reyes - Head of Commercial Sales and Operations Group; Kevin Yu - Head of Lending; Fe Mir - Growth Marketing Head

their income, GCash has partnered with Sakahon, an award-winning agritech social enterprise that enables farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. GCash provided

the materials and expertise on financial literacy to the farmers who are part of Sakahon. The initiative also included an introduction to GCash products and ser(

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LOCAL farmers participated in a financial literacy program made possible through the partnership between GCash and Sakahon.