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AFFECTED residents check the remains after their houses were gutted by a huge fire and displaced 200 families in Punta Dumalag Uno, Barangay Matina Aplaya on Wednesday night. BING GONZALES

Show of force Those Who Play with Fire Will Perish by It

-- Consul General of China in Davao explains China’s positions on the Taiwan question and US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to the region THE visit of Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Nancy Pelosi to China’s Taiwan Province has been under the international spotlight in recent weeks, prompting the Philippine Government to issue a statement on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, calling on

US, China to be “responsible actors” in Asia-Pacific. Unfortunately, despite the repeated warnings from China as well as the appeals from the Philippines and some other countries to avoid escalation of tensions, Speaker Pelosi insisted on ( / THOSE / 10)

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• 11,000 law enforcers to secure Kadayawan BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

MORE THAN 11,000 security forces will be deployed starting today, Aug. 5, to ensure the safety of Davaoeños and tourists for the month-long Kadayawan Festival. DCPO spokesperson security personnel and re- security and safety clusMaj. Maria Teresita Gas- inforced by almost 9,000 ter, aduna’y 11,346 ka pan, during the “Madayaw more from the other mem- security personnel ang Davao” program aired over bers of the safety and secu- mu-provide og security the Davao City Disaster rity cluster. coverage sa tanan nga Radio on Wednesday, said “All in all, apil na ang activities sa pagbalik sa the PNP would send 2,700 other agencies under sa ( / SHOW / 10)

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HIYAS sa Kadayawan candidates from 11 tribes are presented to the media at Acacia Hotel Davao Wednesday, Aug. 3. From left Emylyn Armodia of Ata, Krezyl Joy Ungab of BagoboKlata, Leizly May Mendoza of Bagobo-Tagabawa, Dianaruth Campong of Matigsalug, Lady Ray Bangga-an of Obu-Manuvu, Erika Kandog of Iranun, Alneza Bangasin of Kagan, Jiaria Mae Sakal of Maguindanaon, Beauty Rose Gandarosa of Maranao, Sitti Rohilmina Emani of Sama and Maisara Mendoza of Taosug. BING GONZALES

P2.4-M damage as fire razes 120 houses in Matina Aplaya City employees urged to garb in IP-inspired attire for Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved on Tuesday a resolution encouraging government employees, both of the city and the national agencies, to wear attire or accessories inspired by the indigenous peoples in line with the celebration of the

upcoming 37th Kadayawan Festival. “It is vital that we include in our celebration a tribute to the culture and traditions that founded our city,” said the resolution proposed by Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre. He added that the reso-

Hiyas sa Kadayawan bets share similar advocacies EDUCATION, ethnic representation, and cultural preservation are among the most prevalent advocacies of the 11 candidates of the Hiyas sa Kadayawan. The candidates, representing Davao City's 11 ethnolinguistic tribes, were introduced during a media presentation event at the Acacia Hotel on Wednesday. During the presentation, they discussed the importance of literacy in preventing the exploitation of their ancestral lands and in combatting the

resurgence of rebel groups in the now insurgency-free Davao City. The Hiyas sa Kadayawan showcases the diverse beauty of Davao City's eleven ethnolinguistic tribes. It hopes to add more visibility to the city’s minority populations and expand their platform through socio-cultural representation in the form of a city-wide cultural talent show. The candidates are Emelyn Armodi (Ata tribe), Krezyl Joy Ungab (Bagobo-


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lution intends to show appreciation to the 11 tribes of Davao City and to raise the citizens’ level of cultural awareness, especially among the youth. As such, Lumad-inspired attire or accessories are encouraged to be worn


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AN ESTIMATED P2.4 million in damage was recorded after 120 houses were engulfed in a huge fire, displacing nearly 200 families in Punta Dumalag Uno, Barangay Matina Aplaya, on Wednesday evening. According to the Talo- the Bureau of Fire Philip- by 1:57 a.m. on Thursday, mo Fire Station report, the pines’ guidelines, a third Aug. 4. fire started at 9:58 p.m. alarm requires 12 firetrucks When asked why the and immediately spread or if more than six houses fire lasted for almost four to nearby houses made of are affected. hours, FO1 Kristian Joy K light materials. Initial investigation Adolfo, fire investigator, Firefighters and volun- shows more or less 120 said they encountered difteers immediately helped houses burned and 174 ficulties in controlling the put out the fire that went on families affected. The fire- flames due to the strong a third alarm. According to fighters declared a fire-out ( / P2.4-M / 10)

Cultural village to open doors today THE City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) revealed on Wednesday, August 3, that the village showcasing the culture and tradition of the 11 tribes is almost done. CTTO coordinator Jomark Lanciano said, in an interview with the Davao City Disaster Radio, said the houses of five of the indigenous people tribes are now 98 percent complete. “Ang atoang Indigenous People’s (IP) tribe;

Bagobo Klata, Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu Manuvu, Bagobo Tagabawa nahuman na ang ilahang balay, nag-decorate nalang sila sa sulod, naa na sa 98 percent overall sa sila. Ang sa mga Moro tribe nato, ang Sama tribe nahuman na ang ilahang balay naka-decorate napud sila 100 percent na gyud, same pud sa Maranao ug sa Kagan, 100 percent sila nahuman napud. Sa Iranun, Maguindanao, and Tausug naa na sila sa 98

percent na pud kay nagdecoration naman sila (The houses of the Bagobo Klata, Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu Manuvu ug Bagobo Tagabawa are done, they are just doing the decoration, so overall they are 98 percent done. For our Moro tribes, the Sama tribe is already done they are also done with the decoration, the same with the Maranao and Kagan. For the Iranun, Maguindanao and Tausug they are already at 98 per-

cent because they are only doing the decoration),” he said. Lanciano said that each tribal house was allocated a fund of P250,000. He added that the tribes and their houses would showcase their culture, food, dances, and weaving to let the public learn more about their ways. “Pwede mo makasulod, makapa-picture og makapalit pud mo sa ilahang ( / CULTURAL / 10)


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THE visual artists of Bai Hinang and the Dabawenyo Artists Federation

The Art with the Heart on Breastfeeding @ SM Lanang Premier AUGUST is considered the National Breastfeeding Month. It is the month especially dedicated to advancing the advocacy on the promotion of breastfeeding to ensure that all Filipino mothers have the opportunity to breastfeed. The World Breastfeeding week is observed from August 1 to 7 annually. It began in 1992 to promote the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding on both the mother and baby. This year’s World Breastfeeding theme is, “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.” Research has it that breast-fed babies develop into happier children. Babies fed on their mother’s milk have “better mental health” when compared to those given formula feeds. Breast-fed babies are said to be less likely to have problems on anti-social behavior and delinquency. Breastmilk is the best milk perfectly designed for babies. The nutrients in breastmilk is incomparable to any other food a baby can consume. Last August 1, 2022, SM Lanang Premier gathered 38 artists from the Bai Hinang Women Artists and the Dabawenyo Artists Federation for a two-week art exhibition . The exhibit is dubbed “Pag-amuma” and showcases the visual art depicting varying interpretations of Mindanaoan mothers’ selfless act of breastfeeding. “Mother and Child is a favorite theme of many artists throughout history. Artists have the talent and ability to visualize human emotions and most especially love…A mother’s act of breastfeeding means nurturing life…In this exhibit you will see the different interpretations and personal styles that an artist has in expressing a mother’s love for her child,” mentioned Dadai Joaquin, an active member of the Bai Hinang. “Just as Kadayawan celebrates the beauty and diversity of the different cultures and tribes found in the city, this wonderful gift from God---the gift of life and being able to nurture life through breastfeeding is truly worth promoting and celebrating,” DATA president Cherry Faye Banquil Al-ag proudly stated when she delivered her heart-felt message as guest speaker. Cherry also brought with her a little angel, the charming and beautiful Al-ag daughter Chelza, whom she said is a living proof of a well breastfed baby. Cherry’s little Chelza is healthy, very active in her fave gym(

SINGING visual artist Maria Amor delos Santos

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ANDREA Balinas’ Mothers and Daughters

RIBBON cutting by Josie Carriedo-Tionko, Cherry Faye Banquil Al-ag, Precious Legario

AMANDA Echevarria and her artwork

(l-r): Aimee Suarez, Jing Rabat, Josie C. Tionko, Mirrabella de Alexsander, Michael E. Dakudao




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PORK AND CHICKEN PRICES DIP. A woman (at right) tells the meat vendor to cut the pork for adobo at the Bagong Silang Powerline Market in Caloocan City on Aug. 4. The price of pork and chicken decreased in some markets in Metro Manila due to its ample supply. PNA photo by Ben Briones

PSSCC assesses security as MICE activities begin to hum BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON


Mining will trigger sustained economic recovery, expansion MANILA – Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the mining industry is a potential source of sustained economic growth as he underscored the benefit of mobilizing investments for mine development. “The mining industry holds the greatest potential to be a key driver in our economic recovery and long-term growth, especially now that world metal prices are high. The Philippines, after all, is one of the world’s most richly endowed countries in terms of mineral resources,” he said Wednesday at the listing of Philex Mining Corporation’s (Philex) common shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Philex is mobilizing investments to develop its

Silangan underground copper-gold mine in Surigao del Norte. In a disclosure to the PSE, the company said it is offering a maximum of 842 million common shares at the rate of one offer share for every 5.8674 shares owned for PHP3.15 each to raise a total of PHP2.652 billion new equity. The stocks rights offering (SRO) period started on July 12, 2022, and ended on July 25, 2022. The Silangan project, considered one of the biggest copper-gold mines in the country, is planned to be mined in two phases. The first phase has a mineable ore reserve of 81 million metric tonnes which will be mined for 22 years at a rate (

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THE PUBLIC Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) continues to assess the safety and security plans for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) organizers applying for a special mayor’s permit. PSSCC chief Angel security plans. Sumagaysay bared on “At least every week, Monday that for this week, mga almost ten or ten plus which marks the start of nga security plan among the Kadayawan activities, gina-assess. For the month 12 applicants have applied of August naa ta, karon for special permits. This, in nga week naa ta’y 12 nga turn, activated the agency’s na-assess nato last week mandate to assess their (At least every week, we

Low peso cuts impact of inflation MANILA – The peso’s weakness is expected to counter the impact of a higher domestic inflation rate. The former can boost consumers’ spending power, especially those of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) beneficiaries. According to the July 2022 issue of The Market Call, the joint publication of the First Metro Invest(

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assess 10 or more than 10 security plans. We have MICE events this week, we have 12 assessed last week,” Sumagaysay said. He added that the city’s security protocol already has a template that they can easily calibrate to suit the organizers’ needs for security assistance. Sumagaysay assured that the city has enough security personnel for the

MICE events and also for the major attractions of the 37th Kadayawan sa Dabaw. “We are grateful lang ta nga naa ta’y enough nga security diri sa Davao City kahit papaano ma complementahan nato og security ang atoang mga bisita kung diri mapahigayon ang ilahang events (We are grateful that we have enough security in (

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DCIPC launches online investment incentive application, biz matching DAVAO CITY — The Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) takes its services and promotions online with the launching of i-Invest and Online Business Matching—two of the most important services that the center offers to domestic and international potential investors. With the launching of i-Invest, businesses now have an easier time applying for local tax incentives

offered by the City Government of Davao. Applications and submission of documents can now be done online, providing ease to those who wish to avail of these incentives. Applicants can also view the status of their application on the same platform, freeing them from the burden of following-up every now and then and keeping them up to date. Investment Incentives consisting of Real Property

Tax, and expanding Local Business Tax, and Mayor’s Permit Fees Exemption are offered to new businesses that are part of industries included in the city’s Top 10 Preferred Investment Areas—(1) Agri-Business, (2) Technology, (3) Light Manufacturing, (4) Tourism, (5) Property Development, (6) Health, (7) Eco-Industry, (8) InclusiveBusiness Activities, (9) Education, and (10) Infra( / DCIPC / 11)


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OVP and DOTr launch Libreng Sakay program BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

THE OFFICE of the Vice President (OVP) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Tuesday simultaneously launched the “Peak Hours Augmentation Bus Service (PHABS)- Libreng Sakay” in key areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Vice President, pinos who rely on pub- simultaneously kicked off who initiated the imple- lic transport for their in Metro Manila in Lumentation of the free trans- daily commute to work, zon, in the cities of Cebu, port ride, said she was to school, and to many Lapulapu, Mandaue, and hopeful the project would other places,” Duterte said Bacolod in the Visayas, and help Filipinos save fare during the official launch Davao City in Mindanao. expenses. ceremony of the OVP LiAccording to the Vice “We hope that through breng Sakay program at President, two buses will be this program, we will be Parañaque Integrated Ter- functional in Metro Manila, able to provide relief to minal Exchange here. one in Davao City, one in some of our fellow FiliThe PHABS launching ( / OVP / 11)


M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS will sell at the Public Auction on AUGUST 17, 18 & 19, 2022, all overdue pledges left in the same in all the branches below up to FEBRUARY, 2022. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. Ang M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS mag subasta karong AGOSTO 17, 18 & 19, 2022 sa tanang butang na naremati diri sa tagsa-tagsa ka buhatan gihinganlan sa ubos. Tanang butang nga giprenda hangtud sa PEBRERO, 2022 nga wala malukat/maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

BRANCHES­ ML – San Pedro ML – Abreeza Mall ML – Bajada ML – Buhangin 1 ML – Buhangin 2 ML – Buhangin 3 Nccc Mall ML – Cabaguio ML – Cabantian ML – Garcia Heights ML – Obrero ML – Mandug ML – Ulas ML – Catalunan Grande ML – Matina Aplaya ML – Bago Gallera ML – Mintal ML – Calinan ML – Agton ML – 1st Crumb ML – Talomo ML – Matanao

ML – Bolton 1 ML – Bolton 2 ML – CM Recto ML – Ilustre ML – Boulevard ML – Trading ML – Sandawa ML – Ma-a ML – Matina ML – Matina Crossing ML – UM Matina ML – Toril 2 ML – Toril 3 ML – Digos 1 ML – Digos 2 ML – G.Mall Showroom ML – Luna ML – Sta. Cruz ML – Prk. Santan ML – Hagonoy

ML – Agdao 1 ML – Agdao 2 ML – Agdao 3 ML – Bunawan ML – Tibungco ML – Panacan ML – Sasa ML – Uyanguren ML – Babak ML – Penaplata ML – Damosa ML – Padada ML – Sulop ML – Kiblawan ML – Sta. Maria ML – Malita ML – Kapatagan Rizal ML – Bansalan ML – Quirino Magsaysay ML – Malalag



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Innovations on the Brigada Eskwela

Save the Children Philippines: Enactment of Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children Law Save the Children Philippines lauds the enactment of Republic Act 11930 or “Anti-Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) and Anti-Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation Materials (CSAEM) Act” which strengthens the protection of children against OSAEC. According to the 2016 NaSTATEMENT tional Baseline Study on Violence Against Children, 1 in 2 Filipino children experience online abuse. The Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office of Cybercrime recorded 418,422 cyber tips in 2019, that increased by 260% in 2020 since the start of the pandemic. In April 2022, 20% of internet-using children aged 12-17 in the Philippines were reported as victims of grave instances of online sexual exploitation and abuse.[1]This includes being blackmailed to engage in sexual activities, sharing their sexual images without permission, or being coerced to engage in sexual activities in exchange of money or gifts. With the passage of this law, the Philippines as State Party complies with the recommendations of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to protect children from all forms of abuse and exploitation – both offline and online. Save the Children, however, recognizes that the enactment of the law is just a step towards a stronger advocacy for child protection from all forms of violence. We need all hands on deck if we are to achieve this goal. Hence, we call on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the DOJ to immediately formulate the Implementing Rules and Regulations, clarifying the obligations and accountabilities of internet service providers, social media networks, and other platforms. There must also be a stronger push to disseminate safe and inclusive Correspondents:

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reporting and referral mechanisms. We also call on local government officials and other stakeholders to enact local ordinances on OSAEC so they can fulfill their obligations to protect all children in their communities every day and in times of crisis, and concretize the policies into actual child protection related programs, projects, and activities that are included in local development plans and budgets. We also encourage tech companies, experts, and organizations to develop and implement effective ways to detect and prevent OSAEC in livestreams and online engagements. Save the Children commits to continue upholding the rights of every child. By working together with organizations and stakeholders who believe that children deserve to live in a safe and humane society, we can turn our shared vision into reality. Save the Children Philippines CEO, Atty. Albert Muyot, said: “As much as this is a huge win for us, much work also remains as we continue to live in a time where we are increasingly reliant on digital technology. We must continue to safeguard our children at all times in our homes, schools, communities, and online. Save the Children remains committed to working with the government, our civil society and community partners, including children, in raising awareness on OSAEC, educating children and adults on safe online practices, and ensuring that this law will be fully implemented. (Save the Children Philippines advocated for the passage of the Anti-OSAEC Law and actively participated in Technical Working Group meetings and recommended measures such as the inclusion of awareness raising, prevention, rehabilitation, and reintegration of programs to support victims and survivors of OSAEC.) Layout Artists:








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WE believe that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) of the Philippines is well into the right path leading to the hearts and minds of the Filipinos. What with the launching by the Vice President and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the other day of the “Libreng Sakay Project” under the helm of the two offices. The free transportation ride is initially offered in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City and Bacolod.. While initially the number of buses being fielded for the project is very limited and the short hours with which the trips are to be done both in the morning and in the afternoon, still those who will have the opportunity to avail of the free ride will be able to save a lot in terms of their daily fare expenses. And we are certain that despite the limited trips many commuters will still be able to take advantage of the “Libreng Sakay.” This kind of project will surely be appreciated because chances are, more people can benefit from it compared to some other projects implemented in the past where only the “chosen” or “lucky” ones can avail. In other words the project is clearly pro-people especially the working class, the students and ordinary citizens. Hence, if the OVP and the DOTr will be able to sustain the project for a much longer period of time and perhaps even enhance the number of buses plying the routes in recipient local government units, then this can even be the possible carrier of VP Sara to where she is looking at as her final destination. ************************** It’s a good thing the Local Government of Davao City has taken advantage of the Brigada Eskwela in its desire to bring the anti-CoViD 19 vaccination service to as many people as possible. Yes, we got it from news reports that local vaccination teams are going to schools where there are ongoing Brigada activities to offer the vaccine to those who have yet to get the shot or its booster. The city is doing everything to ensure that it can help in the over-all efforts to reach the maximum number of vaccinated individuals in the country. It also wanted to make sure that local residents will already be protected from possible CoViD infection when there will be convergence of a lot of people in the city in the duration of the Kadayawan Festival this month. In other words the local government is obviating any possibility that the Kadayawan celebration will become a super spreader of the virus which of late, has been wellmanaged by the city. With this move we’d like to give the credit first and foremost to the new Mayor who might have given due weight to the advice of health authorities, the brains behind the aggressive vaccination drive led by no less than the acting City Health Officer Dr. Ashley Lopez, and the Department of Education headed by former Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio who is now the Vice President and concurrent Secretary of the Education Department. DepEd could not be wrong in adopting the innovations introduced in the Brigada Eskwela program. *********************** A friend of ours, former Regional State Prosecutor Antonio Arellano posted on Facebook some snippets on the Philippines’ inclusion in – and later departure from – the membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In his post, retired Regional Prosecutor Arellano said that “in 2011 the Senate almost unanimously ratified the Treaty that made our country a member of the ICC with only one, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, voting against.” He added that later during the Duterte administration when the ICC sought to investigate the reported Extra Judicial Killings or EJKs, the country’s membership was withdrawn and President BBM seems unwilling to renew the Philippines’ participation. He went on to ask: “What is your take on this?” Our take is that the Senators in 2011, the year that the late President Benigno Simeon Aquino III assumed office, were convinced that the country’s Judicial System was not working based on their expectation. And the seeming “breakdown” happened during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. And why was there (

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Catching up with our neighbors KADAYAWAN ART EXHIBIT 2022 Bintana Art Gallery 2nd floor, Abreeza Mall, J.P. Laurel St., Davao City July 30 – August 12, 2022 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews ) – It is Kadayawan season again in a city whose mantra is “Life is Here!” And if Kadayawan is about to unfold, what could be more predictable than the eruption of the city’s iconic symbols appearing in everything from tarpaulins lining the streets to images in an art exhibit! And Kadayawan Art Exhibit 2022 is no exception. Now ongoing at the 2nd floor of Abreeza Mall along J. P. Laurel St., this collection of 31 paintings and eight small sculptural pieces organized by the Bintana Art Gallery opened to the public last July 30 and will continue to be on view until August 12. There are 18 artists represented in this collection. One of the active group of visual artists in the city, the Bintana collective has contributed to making the visual arts the most actively engaged among the various cultural art groups. On its own or in conjunction with other visual arts groups in the region, the Bintana collective has regularly mounted exhibits even during the pandemic period. The advantage of doing a show such as Kadayawan Art Exhibit 2022 is that Bintana makes sure it is accessible to the public. Exhibited in a very public space at the mall certainly draws an audience, many of whom are unaware that such an exhibit has been mounted. Another advantage is that a small collection is sometimes better viewed than a full-blown one with hundreds of paintings and art works. The viewer can just leisurely go through the collection without feeling overwhelmed and even tired after standing for hours. As can be expected – this exhibit being part of the city’s yearly Kadayawan festivities – the images on the paintings are those of the city’s iconic symbols namely Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle, orchids, tropical fruits and the indigenous peoples. These images appear in the 31 paintings and most of the sculptural pieces are those of the eagle’s head. One element that connects the exhibit is that all paintings are in same size (24” X 18”). Most of the medium used is acrylic, although there are a few in oil, watercolor and mixed media. The most impressive are the portraits of indigenous peoples painted by Rene Gonzales (oil, Bagobo Datu), one that shows the wrinkles of an aging, wise-looking datu. It is so realistic one thinks it is a photo if viewed from a distance. His Bagong Pag-asa (oil), a portrait of a lady with a playful smile on her face wearing an eagle mask, is also a stand-out. Also quite arresting are the other portraitures which are also of the faces of indigenous people, but rendered in various styles and media. Cacho Ferrero paints faces (watercolor, Dignidad

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW BY KARL M. GASPAR CSSR No. 1 and No. 2) following the social realist style. The eyes of an indigenous man and woman looks directly at the viewer as if to try to gaze into the viewer’s conscience. On the other hand, Ludwig Ilio (acrylic, Lumad No. 03 and 04) renders his Lumad faces as if they replicate African masks. The use of bright colors juxtaposed together to project a festive feel of these pieces fits well into the Kadayawan motif. Further exploring the Kadayawan motif, Noel Rosales (mixed media, Kadayawan Uno and Dos) depicts the festival’s explosion of colors in the streets, especially as the indak-indak is on display. His two paintings , rendered along the playful colors, remind the viewer of Matisse. Using mixed media, the two pieces appear as if paper cuttings are collaged together. Alex Alagon (acrylic, Tulogan Series 1 & 2) explores the images beyond the faces or figures of IPs and paints an important element of the Lumad material culture, namely their traditional abode or tulogan. However, instead of following the social realism school, he takes on the path of impressionism but in bolder colors. With the fiery sunsets as backdrops framed by the silhouette of coconut trees, the scenes depicted could easily make the viewer intuit foreboding events. The absence of human figures in these paintings add to the fear that something tragic is bound to take place, e.g. the people being dislocated from their ancestral domain. A more romanticized depiction of the Lumad’s material culture appears in Josie Tionko’s pieces (oil, Brass Heritage 1 & 2). The Philippine eagle as an iconic symbol of Kadayawan appears in Rolando Pino-on’s piece (acrylic, The King). At the center of the exhibit space are tables on which the sculptural pieces of Brando Cedo are exhibited. Nine of the eight pieces are variations of the eagle in resin, while there is one of a horse. Mt. Apo is the one iconic symbol that is missing. The only landscape painting in this collection is Nem Ledda’s piece (acrylic, Lantaw Dabaw), a depiction of the city as viewed from the beachfront of Samal Island. Owing to the thick clouds hovering over the city, Mt. Apo hardly appears in the painting. The rest of the exhibit are images of flowers, especially orchids. Six of the participating artists painted orchids in various styles, forms and media. Nano Acerto (oil, untitled) painted birds hiding behind orchids. Lanar Ladjahas (oil, Souls No. 1 & 2) painted the orchids with somber backdrops. Dadai Joaquin’s painting (oil, untitled) follow the soft pastel color combination

which makes the painting looks like it is done in watercolor. Others include Trixie Bordon (acrylic, untititled) , King Bacalla (acrylic, untitled) and Jing Rabat (acrylic, Orchid Series 1 & 2). Only one painting veers away from the orchids symbol. Rolando Pino-on (acrylic, Morning Light) instead painted the white bougainvillea . Two painters dealt with the tropical fruits. Jane Ramos (acrylic, untitled) shows a durian in one piece and lanzones in the second entry. The only painting that has a much bigger size than the rest is Manuel Montyo’s piece (acrylic, Tres Marias), depicting three women gathered together in a fruit store, selling mangosteen, pomelo and durian. It is in a style that had been a popular one among the Mabini artists following the success of Anita Magsaysay Ho’s women vendor paintings. As part of Bintana’s advocacy to prepare and train the next generation of artists, Alex Alago and his collaborators have been holding art workshops for children. To encourage the kids, their works are also exhibited in an adjunct place in the same venue. Entitled Munting Sining, it shows the attempts of 12 children to try their hand at painting images. As expected most of the images are those of animals. There are also landscapes and ballet dancers. With the pandemic held at bay for the moment and the “normal times” seemed to have returned, this year’s Kadayawan promises to bring back the festival’s glory that got suspended at the height of COVID-19’s infections. City Hall is presently busy organizing various events. The Kadayawan Cultural Village is soon to open at Magsaysay Park. Hotels, restaurants and malls are now getting ready to welcome guests from all over the region. Soon announcements will be made regarding all the usual concerts, street dancing and contests usually scheduled during the week. But for now, we can leisurely check out the visual exhibits available to the viewer and be amazed at the kaleidoscope of Kadayawan iconic images! [MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar is a professor at St. Alphonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) in Davao City and until recently, a professor of Anthropology at the Ateneo de Davao University. Gaspar is author of several books, including “Manobo Dreams in Arakan: A People’s Struggle to Keep Their Homeland,” which won the National Book Award for social science category in 2012, “Desperately Seeking God’s Saving Action: Yolanda Survivors’ Hope Beyond Heartbreaking Lamentations,” and his latest, “Handumanan (Remembrance): Digging for the Indigenous Wellspring.”. He writes two columns for MindaNews, one in English (A Sojourner’s Views) and the other in Binisaya (Panaw-Lantaw). Gaspar is a Datu Bago 2018 awardee, the highest honor the Davao City government bestows on its constituents.]

12 Big things our youth should do Our Davao-based “Kilos Pederal sa Pagbabago” (KPP) Movement whose members call themselves “Servants of the Nation” christened our Youth as the “Fifth Estate”. Undoubtedly, our youth is a vital sector in our society. No wonder that our youth is a “special concern” of our Catholic Church. “Youth is the hope of our Motherland,” our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal rightly stressed. “The youth is our tomorrow,” former Davao Provincial Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, Sr. once said. “The youth is our “Fifth Estate”, KPP pointed out. The youth should help approximate the proposed “Dream Philippine Shared Vision” of KPP and save our people and nation. Below are the “12 Big Things Our Youth Should do”. Fully realize that as the “Fifth Estate”, they possess “specific political power” which they could utilize for thw service of our country. Understand that this political power is their God-given gift to transform love to good public service. Always place in God's hands the exercise of such political power to ensure honest and faithful public service. Analyze and understand the problems besetting the Philippines such as divisiveness, inequality, injustices,




corruption and poverty which are obstacles to sustainable development. Study very hard how to effectively heal our very sick society and truly liberate our people and nation. Carefully consider the prescription of pursuing Real Social Transformation in the Philippines using the KPP`s Roadmap of “Seeds of Peace”. Be enlightened too that “to effectively change the

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not any whimper of complaint from the ICC during the Aquino 3 regime? Our take is that the administration and its law enforcement agencies did not exert enough efforts to deter the “narcoticization” of the country because, as was discovered later, policemen from the entire echelon were found to be either protectors or personally engaged in the illegal trade. That was why when the Duterte administration came in the illegal drugs business in the country was already very enormous that we were on the verge of becoming a “narco state.” So Duterte launched the anti-drug war which became bloody because those whose multi-billion

pesos illegal drugs businesses were affected never wanted to give even an inch of ground without a fight. And not only that, they did their own “purge” or “cleansing” which was later charged as extra-judicial killings by the Duterte government. And woe unto those drug dealers and small time distributors who are dispensable. They are the first to be eliminated by the “big ones” using law enforcers under their payroll. And the ICC, with the prodding of Philippine-based human rights advocates and the political opposition of course, is quick to call it as “crime against humanity.”

world change first people`s mindset and behavior.” This means that we renew our people first before we renew our society or nation. Seriously take into account KPP`s “Be a New Filipino” People Reform Program which espouses the “BestVersion-of-a-Filipino”. Strongly support an honest-to-goodness Constitutional Reform through a Constitutional Convention. Adopt truly inclusive political and economic systems. Apply the “Whole-of-Institution Approach” to succeed in the pursuit of these two crucial reforms. Harness the Filipino “Bayanihan” spirit and be guided by KPP`s “Dream Philippines Shared Vision” in this laudable and historic endeavor. Continuously pray for the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Convince our Catholic Church hierarchy to issue a nationwide ORATIO IMPERATA for Real Social Transformation in the Philippines. While this article concentrates on the “Fifth Estate”, these 12 Big Things should likewise be pursued by the “Fourth Estate” – the Media. Collaborative effort by leaders of our various institutions is imperative because in “unity there is strength.”

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taking her own course to visit Taiwan on August 2, 2022. Since many people in Mindanao may not know in detail about the Taiwan question and the US involvement into it, I feel obliged to present a brief introduction and explanation on China’s positions with the issue. The most important of all is the One-China Principle: there is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory. The Government of the People’s Republic of


China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China. The One-China Principle is an established international consensus and a widely recognized basic norm in international relations, affirmed in Resolution 2758 of the United Nations General Assembly. It is the core of China’s core interests, the premise on which the Poeple’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations with 181 countries. That includes the US, which made a solemn commitment not to engaging

in any official or government to government activities with Taiwan in the three China-US joint communiqués, namely the 1972 Communiqué (the Shanghai Communiqué), the 1979 Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, and the 1982 Communiqué. As current House Speaker of the US, second in the US presidential line of succession, Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, in any form or by any excuse, constitutes a violation of the above-mentioned commit-

ment, infringes China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, undermines peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits as well as regional security and order, supports the secessionists in Taiwan, and further damages the relationship between China and the US. To put things in context, the US has used Taiwan as a tool to contain China’s development since 1949, and it has been bent on doing so in recent years. The US has been sending naval vessels, and military airplanes to the

Straits, creating tension and sowing discord between Taiwan and the mainland, then selling weapons to Taiwan. Similar practices by the US authority to create tensions for its selfish interest in other areas around the world are not new to the international community. As always, the situation in Taiwan has changed for the worse, and the “Taiwan Independence” elements are moving down on the wrong path, which China firmly opposes. Speaker Pelosi’s unin-

vited visit to China’s Taiwan Province is apparently another serious provocation against Chinese people. The US turns a deaf ear to all warnings, appeals, and requests of peaceloving countries and therefore, it should bear all the consequences. It is the responsible obligation of China to protect its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and in the meantime, to safeguard regional peace and stability. The message to the US is clear, those who play with fire will perish by it.

Kadayawan events. She said wearing face masks remains a mandatory public health protocol that each individual and visitor must abide by. The DCPO’s security forces would be augmented by security personnel from neighboring regions to safeguard the security of everyone

fully. “Most probably, naa gyud ta’y augmentation kay dinha pa lang sa Indak-Indak ug Pamulak, aduna ta’y 4,200 na itag-tag na personnel sa activity area mismo. Naga-estimate ta og 4,200 na personnel sa kana lang adlawa para muprovide og security coverage (We will most probably have

augmentation because in the Indak-Indak and Pamulak, we will deploy 4,200 personnel in the actual activity area. We are estimating 4,200 personnel to provide security coverage on that day alone),” Gaspan said. The DCPO reminds Davaoeños and tourists against flying drones during the events unless they have

secured the necessary clearances. Just like in the previous Kadayawan celebrations, jackets, sharp objects, alcoholic drinks, and firearms are also prohibited from the activity areas. Parents are also discouraged from bringing small children during Kadayawan’s most crowded events.

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atong Kadayawan, (All in all, including the other agencies under the security and safety cluster, a total of 11,346 personnel will be providing security coverage on all the activities of our Kadayawan),” Gaspan said. The DCPO spokesperson added that the city’s security cluster has considered

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the logistics of providing security for a crowd of tens of thousands expected to attend the festivities, especially during the biggest Kadayawan events. Gaspan said the DCPO is concerned with providing security measures and imposing the minimum public health standards during the


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during office hours in the week of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw from August 15 to 21. In pushing for the resolution, Alejandre highlighted the history of the Kadayawan Festival and the significance of the city’s indigenous peoples. He said that to promote unity after martial law, Davao City staged a celebration dubbed as “Apo Duwaling.” The name was taken from the city’s popular symbols – Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines; the Walingwaling, queen of orchids; and Durian, the king of fruits. In 1988, then Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte changed its name from “Apo Duwaling” to “Kadayawan sa Dabaw.” “Kadayawan” is derived from the Mandaya word “madayaw,” which means anything that brings fortune, a celebration of life, or a thanks-

giving for the gifts of nature. The indigenous peoples of Davao, who reside at the foot of Mt. Apo, would gather during an abundant harvest for a thanksgiving ritual to show respect and gratitude to “Manama,” the Supreme Being. Until today, Dabawenyos are still practicing this ritual of thanksgiving by annually celebrating the Kadayawan Festival, Alejandre noted. He said that the city government would provide guidelines to the employees to respect the significance of every color, cut, and design in accordance with IP culture and traditions. He added that the inspired attire and accessories should be bought from Lumad vendors in the city to help provide a livelihood. (Veda Sachi Daliling / MindaNews intern)

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Klata), Liezyl May Mendoza (Bagobo-Tagabawa), Dianaruth Campong (Matigsalug), Lady Ray Bangga-an (Obo-Manuvu), Erika Kandog (Iranun), Alneza Bangasin (Kagan), Jiaria Mae Sakal (Maguindanaon), Beauty Rose Gandarosa (Maranao), Sitti Rohilmina Emani (Sama), and Maisara Mendoza (Taosug). Councilor Al Ryan ALejandre, spokesperson for the Kadayawan Executive Committee, said the Hiyas sa Kadayawan is not a beauty pageant but a celebration of the multidiversity of the city’s tribes and their cultural heritage. Alejandre said the main purpose of the cultural talent competition “is to give honor to our IPs all over the Philippines.” All 11 candidates hope to win the crown for them to gain a bigger platform to promote their advocacies more

effectively. The competition winner will also work closely with the City Tourism Office. Along with the coveted crown, the winner will also receive P100,000. The first runner-up or the ‘Hiyas sa Pinaghiusa’ will receive P80,000 while the second runner-up or the ‘Hiyas sa Kalambuan’ will get P60,000. The non-title holders will each receive P25,000. The Cultural Presentation phase of the competition— where candidates can showcase their tribe’s traditional music and dance --will be held at the Babtawan Amphitheater in Magsaysay Park on Saturday night (August 6). The ‘Hiyas sa Kadayawan’ will be crowned at the RMC Petro Gazz Arena on August 17. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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winds, the close proximity of the houses, and the light materials, which easily caught fire. "We are still conducting an investigation to determine the cause of fire since the initial information the fire started in one of the renter’s houses," he said, adding that the residents could not confirm that info.


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mga products (You may enter the houses, take photos and you may also buy their products),” Lanciano said. A guide will be designated in each tribal house who will explain the culture and tradition of the tribe to the visitors. The Kadayawan Village will be opened on Friday at 4 p.m. The opening will mark the start of the 37th Kadayawan sa Dabaw festivities. “Ang opening nato ipakita nato ang kultura sa tribo pinaagi sa mga sayaw ilahang imbitahon sa bisita


There was no reported injured during the incident. However, Adolfo said a pregnant woman was rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center after experiencing bleeding. Meanwhile, the displaced families sought shelter at the covered courts of Matina Aplaya, Shanghai and Dumalag.

muadto sa ilang mga balay. Iistorya nila ang unsa unsa ang story sa ilahang tribo. Makakat-on gyud labi na kabatan-onan, kung asa sila gikan kung asa ang kaigsuunan nato sa tribo (During the opening, we will show the culture of the tribes through their dances and they will invite guests to visit their houses. They will also tell the story of the tribes),” he said. Lanciano said that the visitors would surely deepen their knowledge of the eleven tribes through the showcase. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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Davao City that enables us to complement the security of the visitors that will conduct their events here),” Sumagaysay said. He added they have already beefed up the number of security forces for the Kadayawan sa Davao Festival with more or less 10,000 security personnel. They are also waiting for the final layout of the accredited side events so that they can prepare and deploy the appropriate number of personnel. Sumagaysay, however, reminded organizers of the MICE to ensure proper implementation of the required minimum public health standards as the main shield from COVID-19.

“Kini no bisan nga approve na ang inyong events but then again gusto namo i-remind sa mga organizers ug sa atoang participants nga aduna pata'y gi-implement, nga nagpabilin ang minimum health protocols nato ang paghugas og kamot, ilabi na kaning wearing of face mask wala gyud na siya gitanggal (Even though your events have already been approved, we would like to remind the organizers and our participants that we are still implementing the minimum public health protocols, especially the washing of hands with soap and water and the wearing of face masks),” he said.


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nastics, and is serious with her studies. In short, a healthy and bright achiever just like her mom. Warmly welcoming the guests was SM Lanang Assistant Manager Precious Legario. In her welcome message she said, “This exhibit is just one of the many programs under SM Cares to promote the good health and well-being of women and nursing mothers. Through the creative expression of our artists and the support of our partners, we aim to raise awareness on the benefits of breastfeeding and the beauty of a mother’s journey with her child. We hope that in doing so, we are


cise taxes alone for its entire mine life. Diokno said the listing signals the mining industry that the country's capital markets are viable instruments for fast-tracking the development of large mining projects. He said the Marcos administration is committed to continuing to create an enabling environment for mining activities to flourish in the country as he looks forward to similar listings in the future. “We recognize that apart from boosting local development, mining is a strong magnet for investments that can propel our economy into

a higher growth trajectory,” he added. Diokno said the government expects the mining industry to adhere to responsible and sustainable mining practices strictly. He said the mining industry should balance protecting the environment, uplifting local communities, and supporting the government’s socioeconomic agenda. “This is a non-negotiable condition so we can guarantee the sustainability of the industry and the strong economic growth of its host communities,” he said. (PR)

other businesses looking for partnerships, sources, investors, and others. Business Matching allows easier B2B connections and sets a healthier dynamics in the business community, making partnerships and businesses relationship possible.

In turn, healthy B2B dynamics contributes greatly to the growth of the city’s economy. Online Investment application and business matching can be accessed through DCIPC’s official website at https://invest.davaocity.gov. ph/.

Duterte said. Duterte said she is confident that this is just the beginning of many more successful collaborations with the private sector “to provide much-needed relief to the public.” “Let me emphasize that this program is a demonstration of effective government and private sector collaboration,” she said. “Sa muli, napatunayan na naman natin na walang problemang hindi kayang solusyonan, kung tayo ay nagkakaisa at naniniwala

na sa tulong ng ating gobyerno at mga kaibigan at supporters sa pribadong sektor, malalampasan natin ang lahat ng hamon na ating kinakaharap,” she added. In Metro Manila, the pick-up of passengers will start as early as 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and will follow the usual EDSA bus way. Mandaue City will start ferrying passengers from Jagobiao from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays,

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structure. Online Business Matching, on the other hand, is a feature that allows local, domestic, and international businesses to get listed available for business partnerships with other businesses. This feature allows businesses to search for


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

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of 4 million tonnes per year. The mine is targeted to commence commercial operations in the first quarter of 2025. Diokno said Philex’ SRO listing demonstrates the mining industry’s confidence in the country’s promising economic growth prospects. He said the offering means more jobs will be created, local economies will be reinvigorated, and the government will contribute additional revenues. The Department of Finance (DOF) estimates that the project will generate around PHP8.5 billion in ex-


able to positively influence acceptance of breastfeeding by mothers as a means to nourish their children in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals targeting Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well Being.” In attendance as well was the President of the Davao Artists Federation, Josie Carriedo-Tionko. The veteran artist describes the exhibit as “a narrative of the special power entrusted to women and the life changing effects it brings told in 49 different ways” as there are 49 paintings on exhibit at the SM Lanang Atrium until August 15.


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Cebu, and another one in Bacolod. The WIFI-ready buses were initially lent for OVP use, but Duterte said these “would be more useful” if they were deployed in some key areas of the country to be used by the commuting public for free. “It will support the national government’s Libreng Sakay Program, and at the same time, it is hoped that this meager contribution will translate to daily savings for our public transport-riding kababayan,”


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ment Corporation and the University of Asia and the Pacific, the peso remains under pressure given the general strengthening of the US dollar, backed by the continued hikes in the Federal Reserve’s key rates. It, however, said, “unlike other countries, the peso depreciation's positive effects should mitigate a good part of consumer spending weakness dogged by high inflation.” It added that the weaker peso also benefits the business process outsourcing sector and the country's exports. To date, the peso is trading at 55-level against the greenback. It has improved a bit after dipping to the 56-level a few weeks back.

The rate of price increases climbed to 6.1 percent last June from the previous month’s 5.4 percent, resulting in an average of 4.4 percent in the year's first half. The monthly inflation print breached the government’s 2-4 percent target band since last April when it accelerated to 4.9 percent due mainly to the impact of higher oil prices in the international market. “The peso should also recover in the short-term as the U.S. dollar has started to reverse its recent sharp rise and the PH (Philippines) balance of trade deficit slightly softens by H2 (second half),” the report said. The peso’s weakness and the robust expansion of the

country’s imports on higher domestic demand have bloated the country’s trade deficit. Exports also remain strong but post slower growth than imports. Philippine Statistics Authority data show that imports grew by 31.4 percent year-onyear last May, higher than the 6.2-percent expansion of exports during the same period. This resulted in an annual rise of 78.6 percent for the trade balance in the fifth month of this year, amounting to a USD5.68-billion deficit. The report expects the peso to slightly recover in the coming days as the US dollar weakens and prices of oil in the international market decline. (PNA)

while Cebu City will commence at 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. en route from SM Seaside to IT Park. Lapulapu City shuttles from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, starting at the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ) 1. The OVP bus will also start its point-to-point ride

in Bacolod City from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on Saturdays. The free bus transport will also serve other selected barangays in the city on scheduled days. The areas of Lasang, Toril, and Calinan are the designated pick-up stations in Davao City. The operation will start from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m.

to 8 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday for Lasang area passengers, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for Toril residents, and Fridays and Saturdays for Calinan-bound commuters. The OVP said the free shuttle transport would strictly impose the “No Facemask, No Ride” policy to ensure the safety of passengers from COVID-19.




Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late ARSENIO EPIFANIO and wife ROSA MARTIN, who died intestate on October 15, 1981 and on June 8, 2016, respectively, which property is hereunder described more particularly, to wit: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. (P-15858) P-5783, LOT NO. 1357, PLS – 532-D situated in Barangay San Jose, Samal City; “beginning at a point marked “1” of Lot No. 1357, pls-532-D, being S. 16-40-E, 3427.77m. from B.L.B.M. No. 1, Pls-532-D, thance N. 80-27 W., 355.89 M. to point 2: N. 36-56E/.131.11m. to point 3; N. 11-21 W., 157.58m. to point 4; N. 64-02 E., 136.86 m. point 7; S. 17.51 N., 284.50 m. to point of beginning. Containing an area of SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TEN (74,510) SQUARE METERS, more or less; That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION AMONG HEIRS, made and executed by and among heirs of Arsenio Epifanio and wife Rosa Martin per Doc. No. 291; Page No.59; Book No. V; Series of 2017 of the Notary Public MARDOCHEO S. CAMPOREDONDO.

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late BEATRIZ ANDRES PONTILLAS, who died intestate on July 2, 2021 at Montevista Provincial Hospital, Davao de Oro; That the deceased BEATRIZ ANDRES PONTILLAS at the time of her death is the absolute and registered owner of Two (2) Parcels of land located at Monkayo, Davao de Oro, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-30799 and T-152858 of the Registry of Deeds of Province of Davao del Norte and more particularly described to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) No. T-30799: “A parcel of land (Lot 5415-A-1, Psd-11-006872, being a portion of Lot 5415, A, Psd-11-005966), LRC Cad. Rec. No., situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Monkayo, Province of Davao; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) No. T-152858: “A parcel of land (Lot 3642-A, Psd-11-052179), being a portion of lot 3642, Pls-3, situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Monkayo Province of Davao; That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above mentioned described property has been the subject of DEED OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 285; Page No. 58; Book No. XXIII; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. ROMAN J. CUISON JR. of Davao City. (MT-Aug. 5, 12 & 19, 2022)

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: This AGREEMENT OF PARTITION, entered into by and between: NOEL D. SANCHEZ, of legal age, Filipino, married to LILIAN ALFEREZ, with residence and postal at Barangay Macambol, City of Mati, Davao Oriental, hereinafter called the FIRST PARTY; and

(MT-Jul. 29, Aug 5 & 12, 2022)

HEIRS OF CHARLITO D. SANCHEZ, Namely: Charlie C. Sanchez, Charlen C. Sanchez, Daisylen C. Sanchez and Cherrylen C. Sanchez, all of legal ages, Filipino and a residence of Barangay Macambol, City of Mati, Davao Oriental, hereinafter called the SECOND PARTY; That the PARTIES are the registered co-owner of the parcel of land described in TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. CLOA NO. 546, of the Register of Deeds for the Province of Davao Oriental, more particularly described to wit: LOT: BCS-11-000013 (AR) (portion of Lot 549 and 3676, Cad. 286, Mati Cadastre; LOCATTION: Barangay Macambol, Municipality of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental; AREA: TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTEEN (25,816) SQUARE METERS, more or less; That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above mentioned described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL DEED OF PARTITION made and executed by and among heirs per Doc. No. 207; Page No. 47; Book No. VIII; Series of 2016 of the Notary Public ARNULFO M. AGLERON, SR. (MT-Jul. 29, Aug. 5 & 12, 2022)

AUGUST 05, 06, & 07, 2022



Davao Oro police office tops performance rating for July NABUNTURAN, DDO -- The Davao de Oro Police Provincial Office, under the leadership of PCol. Benedicto F. Faco, officer-in-charge, remained No. 1 in the PNP-PRO XI's Unit Performance Evaluation Rating (UPER) for the month of July. The Davao de Oro Po- achieve the objectives and PNP offices/units nationlice PPO, as well as Davao targets, catapulting the unit wide. Through the UPER del Sur PPO, earned both to the top of the UPER for System, performance tarshared top honors among the months of June and gets and accomplishments six performing units under July, respectively.” are qualified and quantified the Police Regional Office He then congratulated in measurable parameters XI after they garnered a his men for teh job well with corresponding point total of done. allocation. 974.14 points each. The UPER System of PNP offices/units naFaco credited all the the Philippine National tionwide can identify their police personnel of DDOP- Police (PNP) was concep- performance targets and PO for the good rating as tualized as a standardized measure their respective ache said they “have con- evaluation tool to assess the complishments in a specified tinuously worked hard to performance of the different period. (DDOPPO-PIO)