OPINION The Changing Political Arena BY WILLIAM R. ADAN
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DAVAO CITY - PHILIPPINES
FOLLOWING the week-long filing of the certificate of candidacy, young people fill up their registration for m s as they queue at the Comelec offices after the extended registration of voters has resumed until Oct. 30. BING GONZALES
Lady drivers wanted • DOTr urges women to apply in P18.6-B Davao bus system
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) urged women to apply as bus drivers for the P18.6 billion High Priority Bus System (HPBS), in line with the agency’s efforts to promote gender equality. Nicole Erika Cue, interview with Davao City government wants to incorDOTr community devel- Disaster Radio (DCDR porate gender and developopment officer, said in an 87.5) on Monday that the ment (GAD) in the imple-
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mentation of the HPBS, a program which seeks to modernize public transportation in Davao City. “Regardless of gender, we will encourage
everyone to participate in the future bus system. It’s very important for us to instill in the public that our gender and development efforts are really there
for us to encourage men and women, and even the LGBT sector, to join and help us make the HPBS program not only gender (
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OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
DAVAO City residents register in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration at SM City Davao Monday, which will run up to December. BING GONZALES
Residents in hazard areas told to prepare amid La Niña season Drug suspect arrested after running through checkpoint
A 39-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by the police after a chase when he ran through the Task Force Davao checkpoint in Lasang (Barangay Alejandra Navarro) yesterday morning. Capt. Rosario Aguilar, the spokesperson of Davao City Police Office, identified him as Roy Conrad Tabacon Calzada, businessman, married, and a resident
of Barangay Mankilam, Tagum City. According to Aguilar, Calzada was driving his white Geely CoolRay when he disregarded the checkpoint. The police immediately gave chase that ended at Km. 22, Bunawan District when the suspect crashed into the Sea Oil gas station. He was handcuffed
while being tended to by the authorities. Upon the search, they found two sachets containing a white substance containing alleged shabu. For now, the arrested person is already under the custody of the Bunawan Police Station waiting for the charge against him. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron
BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON
THE DAVAO City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DCDRRMO) has advised the public, especially in hazard-prone zone areas, to brace for possible flooding and landslide during the La Niña season. Alfredo Baloran, chief of the CDRRMO, said during the Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday that residents could expect continuous rain and thunderstorms during the La Niña season, which is expected to extend to the first quarter of 2022. “Among gihangyo ang tanan nga kaigsoonan nga naa sa mga hazard areas, kaigsoonan nato nga
Davao receives 3.8-K repatriates since July DAVAO CITY – Despite the challenges brought by the ongoing pandemic especially on air travel, this city has received a total of 3,842 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from various countries since July, an official from the city government said
Monday. In an interview, Generose Tecson, city tourism office chief and airport monitoring head, told the Philippine News Agency that of the total number of OFWs, 52 tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) but have
recovered from the virus. “We no longer have passengers left in our isolation hotels. They are all sent home already,” she added. As to schedules of more repatriation flights, Tecson said they are still waiting for notifications from the One-Stop-Shop in
Manila and the airline companies. “We did not halt the acceptance of flights,” she said, adding that there is an ongoing challenge in getting permits for repatriation flights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tecson also clarified ( / DAVAO / 10)
nagpuyo sa mga landslide prone area, delikado ang inyong ginapuy-an kay kung successive ang pagbunok sa ulan, mahumok ang yuta sa bakilid, delikado sa landslide (Based on the forecast from Pagasa this will last until first quarter of 2021. We advise everyone who are in the hazard areas, those who are in living in the landslide-prone
areas, the successive rains soften the soil in the slopes, making the area at risk to landslide),” Baloran said. On Oct. 4, Baloran said that a landslide damaged three houses in Purok 64, Barangay Talomo Proper, affecting a total of 20 individuals, who are now temporarily sheltered with their relatives. ( / RESIDENTS / 10)
Gensan cops keep watch vs armed groups ahead of polls GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police authorities are closely monitoring the possible emergence of new private armed groups (PAGs) here and the neighboring areas that could pose threat during the May 2022 local and national elections. Col. Gilberto Tuzon, city police director, said Monday they have intensi-
fied their intelligence and security operations to counter any similar movement in the city’s 26 barangays and its boundaries. He was referring to areas in nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces that hosted known PAGs in the past years. The city police, in col( / GENSAN / 10)
OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
Young ASG member surrenders in Tawi-Tawi ZAMBOANGA CITY – A young member of the Sulubased Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has surrendered in Tawi-Tawi, bringing the number of bandits who yielded in the province this year to four, the military announced Tuesday. Col. Romeo Racadio, Joint Task Force (JTF)-TawiTawi commander, identified the ASG surrenderer as Maja Misal, 21, who carries the aliases "Abu Madz" and "Abu Mitz". In a statement, Racadio said Misal, whose father was also an ASG member, surrendered to his personnel in Bongao town on Monday and turned over a Carbine rifle with ammunition. He said Misal joined the ASG at the age of 17, but kept
out of sight and transferred to Barangay Salibong of the same town after his father, Misal Jumsah, was killed in a clash with government troops in Patikul, Sulu sometime in 2017. Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said Misal made the right decision and spared himself from being killed in armed confrontations. “He is still young and a brighter tomorrow awaits him. We are here to assist him in his reintegration into mainstream society,” Rosario said. “We want to work for peace without the use of arms and prevent bloodshed, and, in this light, we are encouraging other Abu Sayyaf bandits, as
Filipinos, to lay down their arms and return to the folds of the law. We continue to work closely with the local government and our partners to turn the strongholds of the Abu Sayyaf into a peaceful community,” he added. Misal was presented to the Tawi-Tawi provincial government at the 2nd Marine Brigade headquarters in Barangay Sanga-Sanga, Bongao shortly after his surrender. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), through its Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan (TABANG) project, gave him a sack of rice, a water container and grocery goods as initial assistance. (PNA)
during the conduct of the 19th regular meeting of the Regional Task Force for COVID-19 One Caraga Shield (RTFCOCS) that the decrease was noted between the period of October 3 to 9. “During the period, COVID-19 cases in the region have dropped to 1,535 or nearly a thousand cases
lesser (compared to those) from September 26 to October 2 that reached 2,525,” Manatad said. He said among the factors that contributed to the decrease of infections in the region was the improved containment strategies imposed in the different provinces. Despite the recent drop
All Sogo Staff Fully Vaccinated Hotel Sogo’s New Normal campaign with the theme “We are fully vaccinated, Para kayo ay ProtekTODO” promotes that all Hotel Sogo staff have completed two jabs of vaccine to secure the safety of its guests as early as July 2021. “We have 41 branches nationwide and five more upcoming branches. There are thousands of employees working in all our hotels, and their safety is important to protect our guests. We are really grateful that our staff is fully vaccinated,” said Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Marketing Manager. Hotel Sogo management is committed to their employees’ welfare.
DOH reports drop in COVID-19 infections in Caraga BUTUAN CITY – A decrease in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections has been recorded in the Caraga Region, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-13) reported Monday. Dr. Gerna Manatad, the DOH-13 chief epidemiologist, said Monday in his report
They also believe that getting the vaccine is a simple way to bring us closer to life, feeling normal again and worry-free. Hotel Sogo takes care of their staff as a family as well as their guests. “I can say that the 11 anti-Covid innovations that we installed in our hotels with hotel staff that is fully vaccinated, we are sure that our family and friends are safe to stay at Hotel Sogo”. She added Indeed, Hotel Sogo is So Clean…So Good…So Safe.
in the number of COVID-19 cases, Manatad said the COVID-19 average daily attack rate (ADAR) across the region remained high. ADAR is the number of new cases in a city or province over two weeks, divided by the population of the city or province.
Bislig City in Surigao del Sur continued to have the highest ADAR with 18.03 percent, Butuan City (16.34%), Agusan del Sur (10.38%), and Surigao del Sur (9.75%). Three provinces in the region are now considered a moderate risk, including the Dinagat Islands with an
ADAR of 3.32 percent, Agusan del Norte (6.87%), and Surigao del Norte (5.83%). “Caraga remains as a high-risk area with an ADAR recorded at 10.09 percent,” Manatad said. Monday’s RTF-COCS meeting was presided by Cab-
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GCash and Generika offer cashless payment DRUGSTORES have become increasingly vital for public health amid the pandemic. As an essential service, they must pivot to continue to supply the growing medical needs of the consumers in a safe manner. To help meet this need during the pandemic, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet app, has partnered with Generika Drugstore, one of the most innovative drugstores in the country, and a member of the AC Health Group, to provide safer and more convenient ways to pay and process transactions. Now, customers and frontliners can safely pay in Generika Drugstore branches using the GCash QR or cash-in to their GCash wallets. They can also transact conveniently on Generika’s e-store using GCash Online Payment. “GCash and Generika Drugstore both aim to provide solutions to make Filipino lives better every day. With
this partnership, we are giving broader access to quality, affordable medicine to more Filipinos, which is vital during these trying times,” said Martha Sazon, GCash President and Chief Executive Officer. Through this partnership, GCash Scan to Pay will now be made available in 435 Generika Drugstores nationwide, so customers can easily pay through scanning Generika’s GCash QR code. GCash Cashin acceptance will also be rolled out in select branches nationwide. GCash users can look forward to shopping for over-thecounter medicines and other essential items via GLife, the e-commerce feature on the GCash app, soon. There’s also a GCash payment option on the Generika Drugstore App, which can be downloaded on Google Play for Android and App Store for iPhone and iPad users.
OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
Cebu Pacific offers first-ever 5-day P1SO sale until Oct. 14
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THE PHILIPPINES’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) continues to spur travel as it launched its trademark Piso fare for all domestic and international destinations, available for five straight days, for the first time ever! Up until October 14, passengers can enjoy CEB’s lowest base fare at only PHP1 to over 47 domestic routes and 11 international routes. With this special #CEBSuperSeatFest, everyJuan has plenty of time to plan for their travels from June 1 to August 31, 2022. “As we enter the last quarter of the year, we are happy to have seen some positive developments in the travel industry. More and more people are gaining confidence to travel again, and we are happy to keep supporting our sector’s recovery through our trademark low fares,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice-president for
Marketing & Customer Experience. CEB’s first-ever five-day sale will give everyJuan the opportunity to plan ahead and book that much-awaited beach trip to Boracay, Bohol, Coron, Siargao; or visit family and friends in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, and more destinations across CEB’s widest domestic network. CEB flights to chosen international destinations, such as Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka are also up for grabs. “We look forward to having more Juans on board again as we endeavor to safely bring you to your desired destinations for #MoreSmilesAhead,” added Iyog. Everyjuan can continue to travel with peace of mind with CEB as it continues to enable all passengers to avail
Tarragona as part of the interventions under the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program of DOST XI in the municipality of Tarragona Davao Oriental. This ac-
tivity caters to the need of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management of the community which is one of the entry points of the CEST Program. DOST XI S&T Information and Promotion
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DOST XI promotes breadfruit as an emergency food source DAVAO ORIENTAL– The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) continues to lead the way in battling the adverse effects of climate change and strengthening the disaster preparedness of the people in Davao Region. Through its Provincial Oriental on Oct. 7, 2021. Science and Technology The activity was parCenter in Davao Oriental ticipated by key personnel (PSTC DO), the DOST from the Municipal AgXI successfully conducted riculture Office (MAO), the Training on Breadfruit the Municipal Mayor's Propagation and Seedling Office and the Municipal Distribution at the Munici- Environment and Natural pal Hall, Tarragona, Davao Resources (MENRO) of
Tarragona Davao Oriental who spearheaded the propagation of breadfruit in their locality. Breadfruit is a resilient crop and bears fruit that is normally consumed for subsistence in many Pacific countries. It is also a good source of food, especially during natural calamities. M r. D i n o M . G u lane, the trainer from the Green Landscape Care
and Maintenance Services, highlighted the benefits of Breadfruit as it is rich in carbohydrates and a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. He also demonstrated the several techniques of cloning for propagation such as marcotting, grafting, and root cutting. A total of fifty (50) Breadfruit seedlings were also distributed to LGU
Exec sees car industry hitting 295,000 sales target this year MANILA – The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) remains hopeful to hit the industry’s sales target this year after recording an encouraging month-on-month growth in September. A joint report of CAMPI and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) on Monday showed that vehicle sales in September grew 35.6 percent to 21,493 units from 15,847 units in August this year. In a statement, CAMPI president Rommel Gutierrez said the favorable development last month will help the industry to achieve its sales target for this year. “Amidst the challenges, the industry’s optimism still lingers for a better sales performance in the fourth
quarter this year. This is driven by the overall improved consumer confidence resulting from a more buoyant economic condition and household spending, according to the recent government data,” he added. Earlier, Gutierrez said the industry targets to end the year with 295,400 unit sales. The target includes sales of imported vehicles. For the first nine months of the year, sales of local car assemblers reached 191,605 units, increasing by 29.5 percent from the same period last year at 148,012 units. In the same period, passenger car sales rose 38.3 percent to 60,982 units from January to September this year from 44,079 units in
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OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
Cop who shot dead teen with special needs sacked
MANILA – The police officer who shot and killed a teenager with special needs during an anti-illegal gambling raid in Valenzuela City has been dismissed from the service, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said on Tuesday.
START ‘EM YOUNG. Teenaged girls pick up the trash that fell from a garbage truck in front of their house on Cielito Street in Caloocan City on Tuesday (Oct. 12, 2021). Teaching children household chores helps them build character and to contribute to family and society. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)
PRRD links drop in virus cases to vaccine rollout MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has attributed the significant drop in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections to the government’s immunization drive. In his taped Talk to the People delivered Monday
night, Duterte viewed as “good news” the apparent decline in Covid-19 cases because of high vaccination turnout. “Dahil sa bakuna, bumaba talaga ang hawaan. So kakaunti ang hawaan kasi kakaunti na-
9 dead, 11 missing as 'Maring' batters Luzon MANILA – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it is validating reports of nine deaths and 11 missing persons due to Severe Tropical Storm Maring. In a message to reporters on Tuesday, NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad said the nine fatalities include three from a landslide in Central Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet; one from a landslide in Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet; one due to drowning in Claveria, Cagayan and four from a flash flood in Barangay BatangBatang, Narra, Palawan. The missing persons,
meanwhile, include three from a landslide in Baguio City; two from a landslide in Central Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet; one from a landslide in Tuding, Itogon, Benguet, one due to drowning in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, and four from a flash flood in Barangay BatangBatang, Narra, Palawan. Also undergoing verification are reports of two injured persons in the towns of Buguias and Itogon. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC and its regional officers are now coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of ( / 9 DEAD, / 11)
man ‘yung tao na hindi nabakunahan. So, ‘yun ang magandang balita (There is a drop in infections because of the vaccine. So, the number of infection rate drops because only a few are unvaccinated. So, that’s the good news),” Duterte said. For the past days, the Philippines recorded lower Covid-19 cases despite the presence of the more transmissible Delta coronavirus variant. On Monday, the new Covid-19 infections cases recorded in the country were only 8,292, the lowest posted since August this year. Duterte maintained that the only solution to defeating Covid-19 is to inoculate the majority of Filipinos. He expressed confidence that with the intensified vaccination campaign, the country will have a “better and truly merry Christmas.” “If we continue to ramp up the vaccination of our people, along with our consistent practice of mask (
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“I have signed the order for the dismissal from the service of PSMS (Police Senior Master Sergeant) Christopher Salcedo for grave misconduct and less grave irregularity in the performance of duty,” Eleazar said in a statement. Salcedo's dismissal was based on the review conducted by the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DLOD-DPRM) and the Office of the Chief PNP on the recommendation of the Internal Affairs Service on his case. Being a person with autism spectrum disorder, Eleazar said the victim, 18-year-old Edwin Arnigo, could be unaware of his participation in illegal gambling activity.
“I have taken into consideration several factors that aggravated his offense including violation of the Police Operational Procedure as well as the fact that the teenager was a person with special needs. Arnigo should not have been arrested by Valenzuela City police personnel, particularly Salcedo, the teenager having no involvement with the tupada (illegal cockfight)," the PNP chief added. Salcedo was administratively charged for the death of Arnigo in an antiillegal gambling operation conducted by the Valenzuela City Police last May 23. The National Bureau of Investigation is still conducting a probe for the fil(
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Shortsightedly color blind EVEN though I promised not to write about politics when I started Honoring my Mother columns four years ago, “tao lang po” (I’m only human) might hack it as a temporary excuse for the moment… either that or I could plead insanity instead. Truth is, the political process (such as the “politika” that we pinoys are just too familiar with in our country) always naturally comes out as the butt of all jokes whenever election nears, because of its ever-colorful cast, complete with their equally-interesting character arcs, and their supporting extras of thousands. Because of this, one just could not resist playing the role of sniper troll. Surely, our Filipino, personalityoriented brand of politics appears to have been handed down to poor old us from generation to generation. Look, even the template of the politicians looks like each of them came out of a specific handbook or catalogue. Back in high school, we had once volunteered to assist in an all-nighter, post-election quick count held in one of the public school premises in the city. I remember that in one part of our orientation, those in charge warned us that our task included monitoring the counting of ballots and vigilantly guarding against goons sent by “bad politicians” who might upend proceedings. Back then my first thought had been, ‘Wow, so the concepts of the dirty politician and the goons in Tagalog komiks were true after all! Since that time, politics became an interesting subject to observe; albeit that ugly face.
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When much later after studies, I had five years’ experience working in a company that had close ties with a local politician. There, I learned and caught a closer glimpse at how all political candidates were packaged like marketable goods (which they really are). Not much had changed. The most recent fascination with colors by politicians is a funnier case in point. Perhaps as in the earlier times, our colonial masters may have first started with the colors black and white in associating parties, people and such, and then graduating to extend their preferences to the colors red, yellow, brown and other hues of the rainbow as their taste for discrimination and packaging improved. Not so much change since then either. From the global to national scene and down to the lowest rung, I had likewise realized that all along, Tagalog komiks (and DC) had not been the original author of the goons and bad politicians’ concept. It had all been a case of art imitating reality. Now, merging the color-crazy frenzy with the ageold goonie slash dirty politician action figures, then adding a dash of Joker and other comedians into the political cauldron, what’s being cooked for our coming dinner? Hopefully, the kitchen staff won’t forget the most important ingredient: the short-term memory potion that makes us all happy eternally in our little kingdoms.
MARK OLIVER G. GERONGAY SHIELA F. SANDOY Cartoonists:
MICHAEL DAKUDAO MARILYN C. ROQUE IAN RAY GARCIA
MAY L. FACO
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OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
Two days of triple whammies WE passed by Ma-a toward San Rafael Village then to Marfori Heights in our way to downtown Davao City last Monday. While we were approaching the San Rafael Bridge we noticed there was a heavy traffic build-up at the San Rafael Village approach. It took us a longer period to just cross the bridge. As our vehicle was at the center portion of the newly widened span we noticed that one side of the San Rafael Village approached was already lined with fruit stands selling different kinds of fruits. We realized then and there that the traffic build-up was caused by several vehicles parking on the road side fronting the fruit stands where most of the vehicle occupants were buying fruits of their choice. Indeed with such a situation, it is not surprising for vehicles using that particular lane of the bridge approach swerving towards the center of the road to avoid hitting the illegally parked cars card in front of the fruit stands. We cannot really understand why this is happening to that particular side of the bridge approach. Traffic rules clearly prohibit any obstruction along any side of the road leading to a bridge for the simple reason that anything that will obstruct the view of motorists on either side of a bridge is a lurking danger. Perhaps the Department of Public Works and Highways or the City Engineer’s Office should find time to send their people to validate this observation of ours. Where and how did those fruit stands get their permit to build their structures much more to run a business in that prohibited area? Honestly, it is hard for us to believe that the owners of the fruit stands simply ignored seeking the necessary approval before they set up their structures and start to operate their businesses. These fruit dealers must have found some godfathers somewhere at City Hall or at the DPWH. Had they not worked on connections, we doubt if they’ll ever be able to muster the guts to openly violate any local laws or even national policies regarding the use of the sides on either of the bridge approach. **************************** We had a very sad experience on the night of last Sunday, October 10, 2021 and on almost the whole day of last Monday, October 11, 2021.We were actually hit with triple whammies during that period. Yes, on the night of Sunday we lost our water supply from DCWD and it lasted until Monday morning. As a consequence we could not wash the household and coffee/ refreshment shop articles that were used up to dinner time on Sunday. Then came the power interruption which started early dawn of Monday, October 11, about 2 a.m. All the while we thought the power loss would only last up to 7 in the morning. But alas, we were informed by our grandson that power only came back at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday. So the interruption of electricity ran for almost 14 hours. And there is not even an update as to why. Our misfortune did not stop there. Even as the two unfortunate outages of utility services were raging, our communications facilities also conked out. With no power our internet and WiFi connections also went kaput. Our landline, supposedly on Fiber connection also collaborated with the utility services outages earlier mentioned. The telephone, the Internet, and the WiFi connections were all not operational. We could not even call Davao Light to inquire what is going on and when power was going to be restored. We could not also access the DCWD hotline to ask why the water supply is losing pressure in the nights for about two weeks now. And finally, when we got to the periphery of the downtown area and had the signal to allow us to make calls, we finally reached the power utility. We were told that there was a major problem on the power lines leading to our rural residence “due to strong winds.” So what more can we do except to wait for a still indeterminate period of time to finish the repair work. Meanwhile, our grandchildren who are all isolating themselves in our rural abode since the start of this year, were complaining that they have no way of participating in their on-line classes because of no power and absence of Internet connection. Two of these grandkids who were supposed to have examinations last Monday morning had to negotiate with their teachers later in the afternoon of last Monday that they be given a chance to take the test in another schedule. Good thing their requests were granted. Worst of the triple whammies that hit us last Sunday night and Monday was our inability to write our column for this paper for its Tuesday issue. How could we when we could not encode in our powerless computer? We could not also send a column through e-mail since we were deprived of that medium courtesy of Davao Light. The only lucky thing that came out of those dreadful days was when we arrived home from downtown Davao City our Koi fresh water fishes that we had been painstakingly raising over the last three years, were still alive after the 14 hour saga of an almost oxygenless water pond. But they were already gasping for air. -30-
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Open Letter to Mo-Cha DEAR MOCHA, So, I heard you’re running for Party List representative in the coming elections under your namesake – MOCHA which stands for… drum roll… MOthers for CHAnge. Cute, huh? As a writer, I love wit. However, as a mother, I can’t stand “bullshit.” Forgive me if I ask you to explain your motives on behalf of all the mothers who are about to be exploited by another propaganda. You said it yourself, “Hindi naman ako ina… Wala akong asawa, wala akong anak… Tama po kyo… Pero meron akong ina… si Dra. Estrellita J. Uson.” Thank you for attempting to justify your bid for a congressional seat by this humble admission but it still doesn’t hold up. You know the saying, “it takes one to know one?” Simply put, if you’re not a mother, then how can you represent mothers? Okay, I know you want to stay in government for the sake of “public service.” Sure, you’d say, it only takes a certain amount of empathy to be in someone’s shoes. But why the sudden interest in mothers? I don’t want to nudge you into a confession but was Maritess right all along? Were the rumors true? Oh, sorry. You already denied it. So that leads me back to my question – why mothers? According to your fellow nominee, Michelle Gumabao, also not a mother by the way, “the MOCHA party-list aims to represent mothers who are sick, those who have been abandoned and abused, single mothers, teenage mothers, mothers working as overseas Filipino workers, unmarried women fulfilling motherly duties and women who want to be a “mother of change.” Are you aware that there are about 13 million single mothers in the Philippines? And in 2019, an estimated 2.2 million Filipinos worked overseas, and majority were mothers? Those are nice numbers for a win. Don’t you think? Why mothers, Mocha? Is it because you’re AAKasosyo Party List failed miserably in the 2019 elections,
FORTY-SOMETHING FIRST-TIME MOM
BY JILL V. PALARCA even though you had to write two letter A’s just to make sure you get prominence on the ballot sheet, and even though you had 5 million followers on social media at that time? The Palace was even quoted to have expressed their dismay on the loss of their media darling. You said that the AA-Kasosyo party-list "seeks to support Filipinos in achieving their idea of sustainable development, i.e. through livelihood and entrepreneurship programs that Filipinos can utilize and enjoy.” Your loss simply meant people didn’t believe you. You’ve had a meteoric rise in the political food chain from being an entertainer to becoming a cabinet member. Thanks to your blog. And family connections. That should not have mattered really but let’s admit it, your two government stints were not exactly exemplary. You peddled fake news on social media as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). It became very messy there, so you had to be transferred to the Overseas Workers Welfare Adminis-
tration (OWWA) as executive director, where you were reported to be an absentee official. Pretty neat titles. But that’s exactly it – just titles. And now your eyes are set on mothers. As a mother, I’d like to give you fair warning to tread lightly. Mothers for Change. What is this Change that you mean? There are so many things that need to be changed for the lives of mothers to improve in this country. I am afraid that you might be referring to the “brand of change” that the incumbent administration promised in 2016. What change has this government done when its misogynist rule only made the systemic discrimination worse? The administration that you champion has maintained its inherent sexism behind the country’s stance on sex education, marriage, divorce, and the age of consent. The outdated government policies on maternity leave, breastfeeding support, post-partum mental health, nutrition persist. MOCHA – Mothers for Change – the name hits the spot, but I am worried that there is nothing more to it but a name; a witty title conjured by a marketing genius. Please do not use this demographic for your political career. Unless you’ve lived the struggles of a mother, your ideals alone do not give you clout to represent us. Sincerely, An actual Mother who wants Real Change BIONOTE: Jill Palarca graduated with honors at UP Diliman in 1999 and worked as an associate producer for MTV Asia and a writer for television and events before becoming an educator. She teaches Media and Information Literacy at the ADDU Senior High School. She is also a filmmaker and has won Best Screenplay at the 2014 Mindanao Film Festival. She is a mother to angels, Meryl and Lyanna, and rainbow baby Andy.
The Changing Political Arena NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews) — Some 62 million to 63 million registered voters are to troop to the polls on May 9, 2022 to elect a new president of the country. Assuming a voters’ turnout of 80% similar to the 2016 presidential elections (81%), some 50.4 million Filipinos will decide on the next president of the country. In the 2016 elections, Rodrigo Duterte captured the presidency by bagging 38.6% or 15.9M of the 43.7M votes cast in a five-cornered fight. Assuming a similar trend in 2022 where we have a six-cornered fight, the one who grabs, say, 35% of the votes (17.5M) will likely be the next president of the Republic. How to secure that possible magic number is the major challenge for the contenders. Today’s landscape in soliciting votes is adversely altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mass gathering and face-to-face campaign would likely be restricted, if not prohibited at all, for public health security reason. Thus, usual crowd entertainment antics, such as (Bong) Revilla’s inane Budot dance to capture attention and recall, as well as Digong’s sick narrative of displaying his humongous dick while walking in a hotel lobby, to endorse his 2019 senatorial bets, may not repeat this time around. With or without restrictions, said mode of campaign ought to be avoided by health-conscious and socially responsible candidates. Considering the restrictive circumstances, political campaign may now heavily rely on information technology and the social media. Raising awareness and influencing voting behavior outside face-to-face communication used to be the domain of traditional media of communication – radio, TV and print. The role, however, of these communication channels in free democratic elections has been held suspect because they are owned by economic elites or the so-called oligarchs of society who, in one way or another, are in politics as well. The advent of the Internet, personal computer and mobile phone, particularly smartphones, changes the landscape of communication the world over: the social
TURNING POINT BY WILLIAM R. ADAN media comes into being. Social media refers to a collective of online communication channels where communities interact, share content and collaborate. With social media, communication has been democratized. Anybody now with a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account can publish his views or perception of persons, places and events or share with anybody any information of common interest. The social media is a great platform for helpful public information and discourse in a democracy. Unfortunately, it has also become a purveyor of disinformation, deception and fake news. What happened in the Nov. 3, 2020 US presidential elections is a case in point. A lot of misinformation and disinformation and irrational calls to action via social media platforms led to the deadly siege of the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. In the 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines, campaign strategists already made use of the social media to enhance awareness and recall of their candidate. It is also in this period that online troll armies were observed to influence social media engagements and interactions in elections worldwide, enriching the persona of certain candidates and demolishing their opponents by atrocious disinformation. There are, accordingly, 76 million social media users in the Philippines today. Of these, 75 million are on Facebook. Of the social media users, 86% or 65.4M is of voting age where 52% are young voters.. The 62 million to 63 million registered voters in 2021, according to the estimate of the Commission on Elections, fall coincidentally inside the range of social media users. Expect, therefore, the political campaign to rage in the social media battleground, particularly in Facebook, fighting fiercely for the votes of young voters. Expect then campaign antics like the Revilla inane Budot dance and Duterte’s sick personal humongous dick narrative to transport to Facebook.
Expect nasty demolition posts to dwarf decent candidate presentations Expect demolition visuals to twist a candidate image upside down. In fact, some have already started appearing two days ago, where a formidable candidate is projected saying something unlawful or immoral, contrary to candidate’s publicly known advocacy. Expect online trolls to flood your newsfeed with nonsensical stories to provoke you to stupid arguments just to put their candidate in your attention and that of your friends who are following you. That and many more inanities, insane and toxic campaign materials will reach your place that could ruin your day during the campaign period. Stay safe and healthy by avoiding any entanglement with mindless trolls or with their rabid fanatic handlers. Meanwhile, there are 13 million voters who are unreachable by internet-based platforms. Most of them are likely found in blighted urban communities and in remote rural areas. In urban areas, TV will play a great role in political campaign. However poor, families struggle to possess cheap used TV sets, dumped here as e-waste from Korea and Japan, as their primary source of entertainment. On the other hand, radio will continue to play a dominant role in raising awareness and in influencing votes in remote rural villages. And since almost everybody now owns a voice and text messaging mobile phones, the 13 million voters outside internet-based platforms may also be reached by text messaging campaign which could be networked with face-to-face communication within family circles. The possibilities of netting votes are only limited by one’s imagination in this age of information and communication. Of course, do not discount the role of vote selling and buying in determining the outcome of the elections. (MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. William R. Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.)
OCTOBER 13 & 2021 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,14, 2016
All All pawned itemsitems that expired duringduring the month pawned that expired the of JULY 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or monthJULY of MAY, if not or rebefore 20212015 will be soldrenewed to the public on deemed on or before JULY 14, 2015 will be SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop sold to the public on JULY 16, 2015 at 9:00 premises.
a.m. at our pawnshop premises.
Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan Gipahibalo ang tanan na nga angnag-expired FIRST sa bulan sa HULYO 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan sa publiko karong SETYMEBRE 16, 2021 sa alas nga sanag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. 9:00 buntag.
Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 16 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.
DAVAO FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP
#47 Lao St., Toril, Davao City Tel. No. 295-2460
9GEMS Pawnshop Inc. Egger Bldg., Matina Crossing Davao City Tel. No. (082) 285-7069
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE ALL PAWNED ITEMS EXPIRED ON JULY AND AUGUST 2021 AND GADGETS THAT EXPIRES ON AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2021 WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON OCTOBER 19, 2021 AT 9:00AM.
All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2021, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00am. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.
BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. BAJADA SEPT. 03, 2021 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL SEPT. 22, 2021 301-4019 SAN PEDRO SEPT. 10, 2021 227-6772 CABAGUIO SEPT. 28, 2021 321-6223 TIBUNGCO SEPT. 29, 2021 222-2494
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE
All pawned items that expired during the month of AUGUST 2021, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang NARDING PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa AGOSTO 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Lapu-lapu, Agdao Matina Crossing Tibungco
AUCTION DATE OCT. 08, 2021 OCT. 22, 2021 OCT. 19, 2021
TEL. NOS. (082) 327-2104 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-413015
PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) OCT. 29, 2021 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) OCT. 14, 2021 (084) 628-842
ROSEGOLD PAWNSHOP & JEWELLER Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 Email us @ email@example.com Valuable Items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all kinds of jewelry Rosegold Pawnshop Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao Davao City Tel. No. (082) 225-3637
Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre St., Davao City (Fronting Limso Hospital) Tel. No. (082) 222-2104
Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City (Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx) Tel. No. (082) 295-6199
Rosegold Pawnshop KM6 Crossing Buhangin, Div. Road, Davao City Tel. No. (082) 241-2355
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All Jewelry and other articles pawned at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main, Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre, Rosegold Pawnshop Bolton, Rosegold Pawnshop, Agdao and Rosegold Pawnshop Buhangin from APRIL 16, 2021 to MAY 15, 2021. If not redeemed or renewed on or before OCTOBER 15, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on OCTOBER 18, 2021 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Toy Bldg., Lapu-lapu St., Agdao, Davao City
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE
All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2021 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days before the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 A.M.
All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 will be sold to the public on SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang AL-JOS PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong SETYEMBRE 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.
Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan HULYO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepts: Jewelry, Appliances, Watches, Cellphones and any valuable items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all Kinds of Jewelry
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro, Goldstandard Pawnshop Ilustre from
APRIL 16, 2021 TO MAY 15, 2021 if not redeemed or renewed on OCTOBER 15, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on OCTOBER 18, 2021 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of AUGUST 2021 (Regular Items) and SEPTEMBER 2021 (Gadgets) must be redeemed or renewed two (2) days prior to the Auction date schedule as stated below. If not redeemed or renewed will be sold to the public on its respectively auction date schedule at its premises at 9:00 AM. BRANCHES: San Pedro (Main) Agdao Toril Bolton Digos City Claveria Km. 7 Lanang
AUTION DATE OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021 OCTOBER 15, 2021
Tel. No. 327-8832 327-6275 327-8503 392-3022 333-9945 296-8081 235-3473
OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE
All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the month of JULY 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or before SEPTEMBER 17, 2021, will be sold to the public on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO 2021, kung dili malukats, ibaligya sa publiko karong SETYEMBRE 21, 2021. EXPIRY DATES JUNE 2021
AUCTION DATES AUGUST 18, 2021
EURO CIRCLE PAWNSHOP SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-0521
EURO MAIN PAWNSHOP ILUSTRE ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-7511 MATI CITY, DAVAO ORIENTAL - TEL. NO.: 306-0665
EURO STAR PAWNSHOP ILUSTRE ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-0667
EURO SUN PAWNSHOP
SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY - TEL. NO.: 227-3321
Roque Bldg., Matina Crossing, Davao City Tel. # 234-6367
PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY D AT E S W I L L B E A U C T I O N E D O N SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.
All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of JULY 2021, if not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa HULYO 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES
General Lao, Toril
SEPT. SEPT. SEPT. SEPT. SEPT. SEPT. SEPT.
Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao
2nd Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 221-3355 • (082) 305-9496 2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 295-1505 • (082) 321-0525 email: Jrosefinejewelry@gmail.com • www.jrosejewels.ph
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TEL. NO. 291-2406 291-2952 241-0223 224-3138 216-3425 291-1349 327-2348
AUG. 2021 SEPT. 2021
OCT. 15, 2021 OCT. 14, 2021
GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP INC. / GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. TEL NO.: 321-2185 / 234-4844
All pawned items that expire during the month of AUGUST 2021 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @9:00a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa AGOSTO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES
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OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE
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sensitive but also gender responsive,” she said. M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS will sell at the Public Auction on OCTOBER 17, 18 & 19, She said the DOTr en2021, all overdue pledges left in the same in all the branches below up to MAY, 2021. courages women to apply Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. for jobs that are needed Ang M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS mag subasta karong OKTOBRE 17, 18 & 19, 2021 sa for the implementation of tanang butang na naremati diri sa tagsa-tagsa ka buhatan gihinganlan sa ubos. Tanang the HPBS, such as drivers, butang nga giprenda hangtud sa MAYO, 2021 nga wala malukat/maapil sa subasta. as she noted that many of Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo. them know how to drive vehicles as some spouses here take turns in driving passenger jeepneys. Norman Baloro, com ML – San Pedro ML – Bolton 1 ML – Agdao 1 missioner of the Presiden ML – Abreeza Mall ML – Bolton 2 ML – Agdao 2 tial Commission for the ML – Bajada ML – CM Recto ML – Agdao 3 Urban Poor, said the HPBS ML – Buhangin 1 ML – Ilustre ML – Bunawan project, which seeks to ad ML – Buhangin 2 ML – Boulevard ML – Tibungco dress the traffic congestion ML – Buhangin 3 Nccc Mall ML – Trading ML – Panacan in the city, will need around ML – Cabaguio ML – Sandawa ML – Sasa 3,000 bus drivers. ML – Cabantian ML – Ma-a ML – Uyanguren Cue said that jeepney ML – Garcia Heights ML – Matina ML – Babak drivers will be prioritized ML – Obrero ML – Matina Crossing ML – Penaplata for the hiring of bus drivers ML – Mandug ML – UM Matina ML – Damosa because they will lose their ML – Ulas ML – Toril 2 ML – Padada livelihood once the HPBS ML – Catalunan Grande ML – Toril 3 ML – Sulop ML – Matina Aplaya ML – Digos 1 ML – Kiblawan is fully implemented. ML – Bago Gallera ML – Digos 2 ML – Sta. Maria “In our activities, we ML – Mintal ML – G.Mall Showroom ML – Malita encountered couples who ML – Calinan ML – Luna ML – Kapatagan Rizal are both drivers. We en ML – Agton ML – Sta. Cruz ML – Bansalan courage women as well to ML – 1st Crumb ML – Prk. Santan ML – Quirino Magsaysay participate as bus drivers ML – Talomo ML – Hagonoy ML – Malalag because we want equal ML – Matanao opportunities for all,” she added. Cue said the agency took into consideration the
M. LHUILLIER PHILS. SAN PEDRO BRANCH SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY
OCTOBER 17, 18 & 19, 2021 @ 9:00 A.M. RESIDENTS...
(from page 2) The landslide hap- the continued rain and they pened during the intermit- should find safety place),” tent rains in the afternoon Baloran said. and evening brought by He also warned resiTyphoon Lannie. dents living in low-lying He said that his office areas to always monitor already sent letters, warn- weather conditions that may ing residents in hazard cause floods. “Dali [sila] areas and reaching out to maapektuhan sa kusog na barangay officials even pag-ulan ug pag overflow before the landslide. sa atong mga creeks ug “Giinform sila nga sa atong dagkong suba sa ang ilang gipuy-an, naay Davao City. Duna kitay impending hazard na ma- unom ka dagkong suba, hitabo sagunson nga pag- gina remind nato ang kadulan ug mangita sila’g tong mga kaigsuunan na safety nga lugar aron dili wala pa namalhin ug nagsila maapektuhan (They puyo sa mga river paths, dainformed them that their plin sa suba, kanunay magarea will be affected by the alerto, mag voluntary lang landslide on the onset of ta atong gipuy-an mangita
ta safety sa pamilya (They are prone to the effects of heavy rains and overflow of creeks and the big rivers of the city. The city has six big rivers. We remind those who did not transfer and are still living in river paths, along the rivers, to be always alert and to voluntary evacuate when needed for the safety of family),” he said. Residents can track the latest updates on weather conditions through the official Facebook page of the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the City Government of Davao Facebook Page.
“provide an efficient and affordable mode of transport for Dabawenyos through the delivery” of a modern bus system. It added that the interconnected bus services would be prioritized along the 137-kilometer (km) core network, and 489 km of feeder routes. Once operational, the HPBS will have 29 bus routes divided into the following four tiers: MetroDavao (will form the core services that connect all major commercial centers along five routes), DavaoInter (will run along with eight routes connecting the inner urban areas directly to the Davao Central Business District), DavaoFeeder (will run along nine routes linking smaller centers and areas of more dispersed populations to the MetroDavao services), and DavaoLocal (will provide a link between the outer rural areas of the city and main transport system or the integrated terminals). (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)
wrap", all arriving passengers will be brought to their isolation hotels where they will undergo swab tests for Covid-19 and be locked in for 14 days. The One-Stop-Shop was also set up at the Davao
International Airport (DIA) to screen, identify, and isolate arriving international passengers to prevent and minimize the spread of Covid-19 and to facilitate and manage the arrival of returning Filipinos. (PNA)
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that safety measures at the airport remain the same. During their arrival, the OFWs will have to enter a "bubble quarantine" to ensure their family’s safety against Covid-19. Under Davao’s "bubble
concerns of the vulnerable sector, including senior citizens, mothers, pregnant women and persons with disabilities in designing buses, terminals and bus stops for the HPBS project. Video surveillance cameras would be installed in conspicuous areas to prevent sexual harassment, she added. Marsha Mae Adolfo, GAD specialist of HPBS project management office, said that the incorporation of GAD into the HPBS is required under the agreement of the national government and Asian Development Bank, which supports the implementation of the bus modernization project. “The standards of the ADB must be followed. This falls in the classification of effective gender mainstreaming since the output of this project seeks to (improve) social services,” she added. According to DOTr, the bus system is scheduled for implementation from 2020 to 2023, and aims to
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laboration with other law enforcement and security units, dismantled early this year a local armed band known as the Mudia group. Four members of the PAG, all from the Mudia clan in the city, voluntarily surrendered along with their firearms to authorities here last March. “As of now, we have not monitored any existing PAG in the city,” Tuzon told reporters.
EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE SPOUSES FILOMENO PANTURAS and ALBERTA LLOREN PANTURAS
EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE LATE RHODORA MARQUEZ MEDEL with Special Power of Authority
Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the estate of the late Spouses Filomeno Panturas and Alberta LLoren Panturas who both died intestate on August 17, 1992 and March 06, 2013, respectively, at Howard Hubbard Memorial Hospital, Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines; The deceased at the time of their deaths, left a parcel of land more particularly described as follows; “A Parcel of land (Lot 205 of the subdivision plan, Psd25093 being a portion of lot 824-B-2, described on plan, Psd-24479, GLRO Cad, Record No. 317), covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-1422480, situated in the City of Davao, Island of Mindanao, containing an area of Six Hundred (600) Square meters more or less, has been the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE SPOUSES FILOMENO PANTURAS and ALBERTA LLOREN PANTURAS, made and executed by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 393; Page No. 29; Book No. L; Series of 2019 of the Notary Public XAVIER J. BAYAN of Koronadal City. (MT – Oct. 6, 13 & 20, 2021)
Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given the estate of the late RHODORA MARQUEZ MEDEL, who died intestate on August 24, 2021 at Southern Philippine Medical Center in Davao City Philippines; That the deceased at the time of her death left money with LANDBANK OF THE PHILIPPINES with number 1471-1850-15, has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE LATE RHODORA MARQUEZ MEDEL with Special Power of Authority, made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 339; Page No. 68; Book No. 12; Series of 2021 of the Notary Public Atty. Mohammad Jameel A. Singh of Cotabato City. (MT-Oct. 6, 13 & 20, 2021)
He, however, said they have continued with their intelligence operations and the campaigns against the presence of loose firearms to counter any similar activity. The conduct of the elections in the city had been relatively smooth, peaceful, and orderly, and the area was not included among the “hotspots” or areas of concern in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) in the previous polls. In South Cotabato, police units have also sustained their operations against several criminal and lawless elements, among them the remnants of Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group dubbed Dawlah
Islamiya-Socsargen Khatiba in nearby Polomolok town. Another armed band, identified as the Tadoy group, is currently the subject of intelligence and law enforcement operations in the area. Col. Nicomedes Olaivar, Sarangani police director, said they are also monitoring and verifying the presence of armed groups in the province’s seven municipalities. In the 2019 local and national midterm elections, the Commission on Elections named Kiamba and Maitum towns in Sarangani as among the six potential areas of concern in Region 12. (PNA)
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inet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles, the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) in the Caraga Region. During the meeting, Nograles stressed the importance of intensifying the vaccination drive in the region to achieve population immunity by the end of this year. “All the concerned agencies and the local government units under the task force must
work together to improve the vaccination rollout in the region,” Nograles said. The DOH-13 said 864,746 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have already been administered in the region as of Oct. 3, 2021. A total of 423,145 individuals in Caraga have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines while 441,601 have been fully vaccinated, the agency said. (PNA)
OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
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layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include contactless procedures, thorough cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, mandatory wearing of masks and face shields for both passengers and crew, as well as Antigen testing for CEB frontliners before duty.
On top of these, our aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters with 99.99% efficacy, keeping viruses at bay.To date, CEB has already vaccinated 97% of its flying crew. CEB currently flies to 32 domestic destinations from its Manila and Cebu hubs, on top of nine (9) international destinations from Manila.
cent to 130,623 units from 103,933 units. Industry leaders for the
first three quarters of the year are Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, Suzuki, and Nissan. (PNA)
recommended a 40-day suspension against Salcedo citing the accidental nature of the fatal shooting and his awards and citations as mitigating factors. Meanwhile, Eleazar has also ordered an investigation into a police officer who allegedly raped a female motorcycle rider in Pampanga last October 8. Citing reports reaching his office, Eleazar said Staff Sgt. Robin Mangaga flagged the victim at a checkpoint in Mabalacat
town. The victim admitted to having forgotten her driver’s license but instead of imposing sanctions based on the traffic laws, the policeman took advantage of the situation to sexually abuse her. According to the victim, her motorcycle was only released by Mangaga after raping her. She immediately sought the assistance of her co-workers in filing a complaint against Mangaga. (PNA)
(Just follow my advice because that will ease our burden. Get vaccinated. I know many still do not want to get inoculated),” Duterte said. Duterte told his fellow Filipinos to grab the opportunity to get vaccinated against Covid-19, especially now that the country has an adequate vaccine supply. “Meron tayong bakuna. Marami nang dumating (We have enough vaccines. Many vaccines are being delivered to the country),” he said. “We will make use of that so that we can help the country and our fellow human being.” As of Monday, a total of 50,066,590 coronavirus vaccine doses have already been administered nationwide, based on the National Covid-19 Vaccination Dashboard uploaded
on the official website of the Department of Health. Around 23,360,489 individuals have been fully vaccinated, while 26,706,101 others have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. According to the June 23 to 26 survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations, around 45 percent of Filipinos are now willing to get inoculated against Covid-19. Only 24 percent are still uncertain about receiving the vaccine, while 21 percent do not want to get vaccinated. The survey also found that 10 percent of the respondents have already been vaccinated, with 7 percent receiving the first dose and 3 percent already completing the two doses. (PNA)
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 July 2021. The said items will be sold to the public at the following VENUE AND DATE. Gipahibalo ang publiko na ang DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. og ang NEW PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Hulyo 2021. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:
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Commercial vehicle sales improved by 25.7 per-
Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated fast facility for the reimbursements of the Generika employees. Not yet on GCash? Simply download the GCash app for free on Google Play for Android, Apple Store for iPhone and iPad users, or Huawei Gallery. For more information, visit www.gcash.com.
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of unlimited rebooking as needed. Fly easy with Cebu Pacific and take advantage of this ongoing piso sale! Book now at cebupacificair.com for #MoreSmilesAhead. Cebu Pacific has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 safety compliance as it continues to implement a multi-
family deservesOur partnership with GCash enhances our ability to deliver this mission,” said Atty. Yet Abarca, Generika Drugstore President and CEO. Other than the safety of its customers, part of Generika's priority is the health and safety of its employees. GCash serves as a safe and
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ing of a criminal complaint against Salcedo. Eleazar, meanwhile, affirmed the dropping of the administrative cases of grave neglect of duty and less grave neglect of duty against four other Valenzuela City police personnel who took part in the operation. He said there was no substantive evidence to support their supposed administrative offenses of grave neglect of duty and less grave neglect of duty. The IAS has earlier
(from page 5) -- huwag pa rin ninyong tanggalin (do not remove that) -- hugas at iwas (wearing of mask, handwashing, and social distancing), and may (with) the gradual resumption of our economic activities, then we can hope for a better and truly merry Christmas,” Duterte said. He then renewed his call for those eligible to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the coronavirus amid the prevailing pandemic. He made the appeal anew, as he acknowledged that there are still some Filipinos who are hesitant to receive the vaccine. “Kaya iyan na lang ang ipagbilin ko sa’yo na sana sundin ninyo kasi iyan lang talaga ang pampawala ng sakit ng ulo sa bayan natin. Magpabakuna. Alam ko marami pang ayaw eh
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Fire Protection, Philippine Navy, Philippine National Police regarding possible rescue missions. It also added that the Department of Social Wel-
fare and Development has standby resources worth PHP1.071 billion which could be used in aiding those in evacuation centers. This can be broken
down into PHP128 million standby fund, PHP219 million worth of family food packs, and another PHP722 million worth of food and non-food items. (PNA)
MOTORTRADE... IATF guidelines may also avail of this promo through visiting any branch within Davao City and presenting their Business permit.
(from back page) For Motortrade Mindanao’s other ongoing promos: Suzuki Medical Frontliner Promo and Prompt Payment Discount Promo Rebate of
P500, you may visit any Motortrade Mindanao branch near you or message us on our Facebook page for further details.
Maguindanao seaweed farmers get P4.7-M facility from BARMM COTABATO CITY – Production of seaweeds in Maguindanao is expected to improve amid the pandemic with the groundbreaking for the site of a PHP4.7-million seaweed support facility in the province's coastal town of Parang. In an interview Tuesday, Director for Fisheries Services Macmod Mamalangcap of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MAFAR-BARMM) said the facility aims to enhance seaweed production in Maguindanao to cope with the increasing demand for seaweeds in both domestic and international markets. Algin or alginates from brown seaweed and agar from red seaweed are widely used in bakery products, dairy products, salad dressings, creams, and jellies, as well as in processing meats, sausag-
es and fish, among others. On Monday afternoon, Mamalangcap and other regional fisheries officials led the groundbreaking for the site of the seaweed facility in Barangay Sarmiento, Parang town. “We are fast-tracking the completion of the seaweed buying station with solar dryer at Barangay Sarmiento that will benefit seaweed farmers and local fishermen in the area,” Mamalangcap said. Targeted for completion early next year, the facility includes a solar dryer that has a 120-square-meter area and a 324-square meters warehouse with a total span of 666 square meters that can store five metric tons of seaweeds. “The project will support the business enterprise of seaweed farmers by providing them with such facilities that will help them process their produced raw dried seaweed,” Mamalangcap said.
Aside from seaweed production, Mamalangcap said the MAFAR-BARMM will also conduct a series of training to support the community-based enterprise of the members of the association. The training will include proper handling and moving of seaweed commodities, and enhancing post-harvest processing skills to increase the income of the farmers and fisherfolk,” Mamalangcap said. He said similar facilities will also rise in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi as well as in Lanao del Sur. Last year, about 70.81 percent of the total fisheries production in BARMM comprised of seaweeds with a total production of 148,666.41 metric tons during the second quarter alone. Among the BARMM provinces, 53 percent of seaweed production in the region comes from TawiTawi. (PNA)
OCTOBER 13 & 14, 2021
The joys of gardening with ACE Hardware hotline #11223 IT CAN be said that gardening bloomed during the pandemic. The homebound discovered the joys of gardening, and became plantitos and plantitas almost overnight. And with more time in their hands, long time enthusiasts transformed their green spaces into amazing landscapes. This is not surprising as gardening is both healthy and healing: a good source of vitamin D, a mood booster, and an enjoyable aerobic exercise. And of course, it provides nutritious veggies and fruits for your dinner table and beautiful flowers to decorate it.
Whether you’re designing a pocket garden in your condo unit, creating an aesthetic edible garden in your backyard by mixing edibles with existing ornamental beds and borders, or growing fields of flowers, ACE Hardware has a wide selection of high quality, affordable garden supplies, tools and equipment. And ever the Helpful Place, you can now purchase these in the comfort of your home thru ACE’s hotline #11223 or ACE’s official online stores at ShopSM, Shopee and Lazada. There are Black and Decker grass trimmers, Mak-
Motortrade Mindanao October Fiesta DAVAO CITY Motortrade Mindanao welcomes the month of October with its October Fiesta Promo. With the lowest downpayment price of Php 1,900 on selected units, you can now purchase your much-dreamed motorcycle unit at its best price. Plus, you can get a FREE exclusive Motortrade Half-face helmet, TPL insurance, and LTO registration upon purchase. October Fiesta promo fea-
tures Suzuki Raider J Crossover with a downpayment of only Php 1,900; Yamaha Sight115 Spoke with the lowest downpayment in the market of Php 2,600; Honda Beat series with a downpayment of only Php 2,400, among other discounted units; available on all Motortrade branches within Mindanao. This promo runs until October 31, 2021, only, and customers may avail of this
promo through our Motortrade Mindanao Multibrand stores, Motortrade Honda 3S and Yamaha 3S stores, or online through our Facebook page, Motortrade Mindanao. Motortrade Mindanao also offers its Essential Workers and SME Owners Discount Promo. Essential Workers residing in Davao City may avail of a discount promo on selected units with freebies (
such as half-face helmets, Motortrade premium jackets and gloves, and Php 1,000 worth of Gas Value Card. To avail, the eligible essential workers (Delivery and logistics provider, among others) may visit our branch and present their company ID and government office ID. SME Owners of establishments in Davao City that are allowed to operate as per
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ita leaf blowers and ACEbranded garden tools that will help you keep your lawn lush, green and weed free. ACE Hardware sprayers which you can use to apply water, fertilizers and pesticides products to your plants are also available. Create the garden you’ve always wanted now with Ramgo seeds for fruits, herbs, flowers and vegetables. Ensure your plants’ growth and nutrients with Ramgo soil conditioners that are best for seeds and seedlings as well as Ramgo fertilizers rich in nitrogen for cultivating healthy
crops. Putting an eco-friendly and organic Vermicast soil conditioner in your potting mix is also a great addition. Shop smart in all ACE branches nationwide and avail these gardening essentials thru in-store or online. To order, dial ACE Hotline #11223 or click http://call-collect.acehardware.ph/. Or shop online at ACE Hardware official stores in ShopSM, Lazada or Shopee. You can also get rewarded each time you shop, earn points and enjoy exclusive offers with ACE Rewards Card.