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PDLs as lawyers BY AMALIA B. CABUSAO (TEXT) AND MANMAN DEJETO (PHOTOS)/PHILIPPINE CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

WITH the right environment, PDLs can obtain college degrees and aspire to become lawyers. Two stages are crucial in the transformation journey of persons deprived of liberty — post-trial and reintegration. “The transformations seem impossible until it is done,” said Aland Mizell, president of College Education Behind Bars.

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AVAO CITY – Dave Barrios relishes his every waking moment at the farm. At the break of dawn, he goes out to pasture with his carabao and goats, then starts checking on his cacao plants, which have now reached more than a hundred. All have borne fruit. He has also planted vegetables on the nearby lot owned by a relative. It’s a complete turnaround from last year when Dave was behind bars, spending time at the jail annex of the Male Dormitory at Davao City Jail. Like many Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facilities all over the country, it was overcrowded. Its population of 900 is three times its ideal capacity. What sets the facility INMATES gather inside a cramped cell of the the Davao apart is its educational faCity Jail Annex in Maa, Davao City. The jail annex , with a cility for Persons Deprived designed capacity of 300 inmates, now holds 900 inmates of Liberty (PDLs) – Colwho are waiting for the outcome of their cases in court.

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DAVE Barrios tends his carabao in his family’s farm in Tugbok, Davao City. He turned to farming after being released from jail when the drug case against him was dismissed, putting into good use the degree in Agriculture Business he earned through the College Education Behind Bars program of the Davao City Jail.

lege Education Behind Bars (CEBB) — where they can obtain college degrees if they are willing to put in the work to complete course requirements. Dave was able to finish all but one month of course-

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work by the time he was released in February 2021 after seven years in incarceration. The case against him was dismissed. The following March, he finished the remaining month of classes at the University

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REX ARENAS (left), Full Potential Solutions vice president for operations, and Department of Labor and Employment XI Regional Director Randolf Pensoy lead the unveiling of the Full Potential Solutions logo as it officially inaugurates its Davao office at Damosa Diamond Tower last Tuesday. BING GONZALES

Social preparation started for septage mgt. program BY CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO

THE Davao City Water District has started social preparation initiatives for the Septage Management Program which is set to be implemented next year. Jovana Cresta Duhay- proper septage practices, between the implementing lungsod, spokesperson of as ”we need to make the body and the residents as the utility, said it has started people understand that they the two entities signed the distributing information have to be ready for this,” memorandum of agreement materials about the pro- Duhaylungsod said. on July 1. gram, a joint venture with She added that there The program, which the city government, and have also been dialogs will have five “odor-free

Exec: MICECon to boost tourism industry of city THE city government believes the holding of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions Convention in the city next year will be a huge promotional activity. Jennifer Romero, newly installed head of the City Tourism Operations Office, said the event is one of those scheduled to be held in the city that

is expected to give it a much-needed shot in the arm after suffering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have lined up several events nga maexpose ang Davao. For next year nga atong ginaexpect aside from Araw ng Dabaw which will be on March 1, Davao City ( / EXEC / 7)

and noise-free” treatment plants based on Department of Health regulations, is for the desludging of wastewater from households once every five years, the treatment of collected waste water in a septage treatment plant, and the proper

disposal of waste water and biosolids. All the investment requirements will be shouldered by the water district, which in 2019, bared that the actual investment would be at P300 million. However, in the latest pro-

gram, the first treatment plant, which will be set up in Indangan and will cover the northern areas, will need P242 million to implement, and is scheduled to start operating in the third quarter of 2023. ( / SOCIAL / 7)

3rd party body oversees MILF decommissioning MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) on Thursday said that both the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed to use a third-party body, the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB), to maintain the integrity of the process. "To ensure the integrity and maintain a high level of trust and confidence, the GPH

and MILF parties agreed to designate a third-party body, the Independent Decommissioning Body, to specifically oversee the decommissioning of MILF forces," OPAPRU chief Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a statement on Thursday. The IDB is composed of international experts from Turkiye, Norway, Brunei Darussalam, Japan and the designation of competent and local experts from the GPH such as retired Lt. Gen. Rey

C. Ardo, former commander of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command, and former congressman and Prof. Mario Aguja of Mindanao State University, and other local representatives. Galvez also said the implementation of the decommissioning process of the MILF forces is guided by the roadmap of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) specifically in

the Annex on Normalization, which is agreed upon by the GPH and MILF. "Under the roadmap, the MILF shall undergo a graduated and gradual decommissioning in four phases by percentage: ceremonial in Phase 1, 30 percent in Phase 2, 35 percent in Phase 3, and remaining MILF forces in Phase 4," he said. The OPAPRU chief said the decommissioning process

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Business Company to set up 20-MW solar farm in Zambo City NOVEMBER 18–24, 2022

SUNGGWANG Solar Power Engineering Services Inc. And its Parent company SungGwang Co.Ltd. of The Republic Korea signed an MOU -Memorandum of

Understanding with the Zamboanga Economic Zone Freeport Authority this morning of November 17, 2022. SungGwang Solar Pow-

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er Engineering Services Inc. Will be building an initial 20-hectare Solar Energy Farm that would generate 20 megawatts of clean energy to the city of Zamboanga.

PHOTO shows Zamboecozone Chairman Raul M. Regondola (center), Mr. Yongsoo “Samuel” Cho (right), CEO of SungGwang Co.Ltd. and SungGwang Solar Power Engineering Services Inc., and Mr. Kyunghun Min (left), director of SungGwang Co.Ltd. of Korea.

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Davao hits P3.2B sales THE micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the region were big winners during the recently concluded International Food Expo (IFEX) Philippines 2022. The 31 MSMEs, who der negotiation, and retail/ Trade and Industry (DTI), participated in the three- cash sales. Out of the 31 in coordination with the day event in September, MSMEs, six participated Center for International were able to hit P3.168 through the virtual trade Trade Exposition and Misbillion in export sales. This fair IFEX CONNECT us- sion (CITEM), spearheadincludes both the booked ing the platform “HOPIN”. ed the trade exhibition at sales and those that are still While the 25 MSMEs were the World Trade Center, under negotiation. Mean- able to grace the physical Pasay City. while, they collectively trade fair and displayed IFEX Philippines is the posted P38.571 million their wares for everyone to country’s biggest internain domestic sales. This is see and taste. tional trade exhibition on the total for booked, unThe Department of ( / DAVAO / 10)

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53% of German firms in PH in ‘better situation’ MANILA – A steady increase in the number of German firms here, saying they are in a “better situation” is seen in the latest Fall 2022 AHK World Business Outlook (WBO) Survey of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI). The Fall 2022 survey held last month with 68 re-

spondents involved in German-Philippine business relations showed that 53 of the companies considered that their businesses are in a better situation. This is higher than the 47 percent in the Spring 2022, 32 percent in the Fall 2021 and 19 percent in the Fall 2020 surveys.

The number of companies saying their businesses are in worse situation continued to decline from a high of 36 percent in the Fall 2020 survey to only 6 percent in the latest poll. “We are glad to see that companies still experience a better business situation in

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SEC receives top honors from UN for reporting anew THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received another recognition from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for promoting sustainability and sustainable development goals (SDG) reporting in the Philippines. The SEC received the reporting on their contribution for Publicly Listed Companies ISAR Honours 2022 in the to the 2030 Agenda for Sus- through Memorandum Circunational category during a cer- tainable Development and its lar No. 4, Series of 2019. emony held at the Palais des usefulness for monitoring the Prior to the first mandatoNations in Geneva on Novem- implementation of the SDGs. ry submission of sustainability ber 2, besting 45 other organi“I would like to thank the reports, the SEC conducted zations from other countries. organizers of ISAR Honours a series of workshops to caIt shared the stage with and accept this year’s award pacitate PLCs in the proper World Bank and International wholeheartedly with the hope preparation of their annual Finance Corporation, UN that other jurisdictions will sustainability reports. Global Compact, and World be inspired to immediately The capacity-building exEconomic Forum, which re- adopt or to continue to carry ercises and fora were tailored ceived the same award in the out fully their sustainable to address both sector-specific international category. practices,” SEC Chairperson and general public concerns. The Commission previ- Emilio B. Aquino said during Following the pioneer ously received the ISAR the ceremony. submissions in 2020, the SEC Honours 2019 for promoting “The SEC Philippines has continued the conduct of perisustainability and SDG re- since been active in enforcing odic workshops and trainings porting by requiring publicly- its sustainability guidelines on sustainability reporting and listed companies (PLCs) to with the UN SDGs at its core, practices to keep PLCs up to submit sustainability reports partnering with key stakehold- date of, and provide them with annually. ers and conducting several a broad perspective of, the deThe ISAR Honours rec- capacity building programs velopments in the sustainable ognizes policy, institutional that build on sustainability business landscape. and capacity-building initia- as a way of life and as a way At the outbreak of the tives, publicly available at the forward for a more sustainable COVID-19 pandemic, the national or international level, future. We have been loud SEC conducted the workshops that encourage and assist and emphatic in saying our and trainings virtually. Forum enterprises to publish data battle cry that: Sustainability and panel type of discuson their contribution to SDG is everyone’s responsibility.” sions were also held with the implementation, and that asThe UNCTAD particu- participation of esteemed resist governments in collecting larly recognized the work- source persons from different such data for SDG monitoring shops, trainings, seminars organizations. In these events, needs. and partnerships organized participants are given a wide The award is named after by the Commission to latitude to interact with the the International Standards of increase awareness, advance resource persons. Accounting and Reporting knowledge, and build capacThe regular conduct of (ISAR), through which the ity in sustainability and SDG webinars, trainings, and workUNCTAD supports public reporting in the Philippine shops informs PLCs of the and PHOTOS private sector efforts corporate sector, following trends and policy development courtesy of 10th Infantry Division to enhance the quality and the issuance of the Sustain- on sustainability reporting, comparability of companies’ ability Reporting Guidelines equips them with the tools to

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Philippines, led by Chairperson Emilio B. Aquino and Corporate Governance and Finance Director Rachel Esther J. Gumtang-Remalante, and joined by Philippine Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Evan P. Garcia, receives the ISAR Honours 2022 in a ceremony held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on November 2. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development conferred the ISAR Honours (National Category) to the Commission for promoting sustainability reporting by forming partnerships, increasing awareness, advancing knowledge, and building capacity in the Philippine corporate sector.

plan for, adjust, and document their short-, medium-, and long-term goals accordingly, and capacitates them to write comprehensive and credible sustainability reports. In the pursuit of these capacity building exercises, the SEC formed strategic partnerships with both private and public sectors, thereby reaching out to individuals and organizations who shared the same sustainability vi-

sion. These partnerships enabled the Commission to understand better the different perspectives on sustainability initiatives from policy development to the grassroots implementation. The number of companies reporting their environmental, social and governance impacts has increased dramatically from only around 22% of the total number of PLCs prior to 2019

to around 91% in 2020, and more than 95% in 2021. The continuous provision of workshops and trainings on sustainability reporting is projected to result in higher number of sustainability reports submitted, and higher quality of sustainability-related disclosures thereby contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs and other universal targets on sustainability.

ATMs at 7-Eleven reach Davao City

Photo shows (from left) Gil Abad, Philippine Seven Corp.-Mindanao Regional Unit manager; Mary Elizabeth Marquez, 7-Eleven JMC Store franchisee; Joseph Canlas PAPI Terminal Deployment Unit engineer; and, Gielfiel Turla, PAPI Terminal Deployment Unit head.

PHILIPPINE Seven Corporation (PSC), the exclusive licensor of 7-Eleven in the Philippines, continues to deliver safe and convenient banking wherever you are in the country, 24/7, now with 2,000 7-Eleven stores with ATMs installed. This marks the entry of ATMs in 7-Eleven in Davao City, made possible by the partnership with Pito AxM Platform, Inc. (PAPI), the local subsidiary of Japan’s Seven Bank, Ltd. “We started the expansion of our ATM network in the Visayas last June, and we now have over 150 ATMs installed across stores in Cebu City. Now, we are proud to provide ATM coverage in the island of Mindanao, marking our latest milestone in our effort to provide ATM convenience to our communities nationwide,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of PSC. This goes to show that PSC and PAPI’s plan to deploy additional cashrecyclers in over 2,500 7-Eleven stores nationwide by the end of 2022 is right on track and customers can expect more partnerships with other local banks to be announced soon. In February 2020, PAPI partnered with PSC to install, operate, and maintain ATMs at 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. As part of its commitment to sustainability, these ATMs are equipped to

be cash-recyclers. Each also has a unique feature of adapting the ATM screen interface depending on the customer’s bank for familiarity and ensuring great customer experience. “The demand for ATM access in the Philippines continues to grow as we have observed during the past few years. We hope to make bank transactions more accessible and practical for Filipinos from different areas, which is why we intended to start our installations in Mindanao before the end of 2022,” said Masanori Sakaguchi, President of PAPI. “The ATMs offer a pioneering solution to our cash handling requirements. There is no need to go to the bank to deposit sales for the day, allowing store operators to focus more on serving our customers. Our deposits then fund the withdrawals of both bank and non-bank clients. This innovation brings us closer in fulfilling our mission of providing modern convenience in the communities where we are present,” Lawrence De Leon, PSC’s Head of Finance said. Cardholders of BDO, the largest bank in the Philippines, and newest partner bank Land Bank, can still enjoy free withdrawals at 7-Eleven stores. Meanwhile, the P10 fee for other banks remains the lowest charge in the market.


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is the first step that enables the MILF combatants to smoothly transition from conflict to peaceful, productive and civilian, and consequently allowing them to leave behind their guerrilla identity. The decommissioning process also involves the turning-in and putting weapons beyond use. Meanwhile, Galvez said that they would like to set the record straight that it is inaccurate to claim or allege that there is a missing list of MILF forces. "The list of decommissioned combatants is safely secured and maintained by the IDB and the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development). The list is covered by the nondisclosure agreement and the Data Privacy Act of 2012, which provides for the protection of individual personal information as part of their constitutional rights," he said. Galvez also said the MILF submits its list of validated combatants and weapons to the IDB. "The IDB shall conduct verification, registration, validation and inventory of weapons and forces of the MILF with the assistance of the Verification and Monitoring Assistance Teams (VMATs). The VMAT, which is composed of an international representative from Turkiye/Brunei/Norway, representative from the AFP/PNP, and representative from the MILF, conducts a careful validation process through interview and stringent vetting process at the decommissioning site," he said. Galvez also said that each combatant is validated and registered through biometrics by the IDB, with their photos and fingerprints taken and printed in the IDB-issued ID or the de-

commissioned combatant's ID. Information derived from the same interview and registration is handled through an IDB database system and is treated with utmost consideration for security and confidentiality." To further enhance the process of validation, the GPH and MILF established a pre-Assembly and Processing Area (PreAPA) to jointly conduct a prescreening and pre-registration of MILF combatants scheduled for decommissioning. The identities of MILF combatants are further verified through civil registration and provision and processing of certificates of live birth to establish their legal identities with the support of the international community," the OPAPRU chief said. After the decommissioning process, the validated and registered combatants will be turned over for social-intake interview under the Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants and their Communities and DSWD. Each decommissioned combatant receives PHP100,000 as transitional cash assistance with a DSWD-issued ID (biometric system) as part of their transformation to productive civilian lives. Galvez said decommissioned combatants undergo a case management process of the DSWD to ensure that the transitional cash assistance is properly utilized to aid them in their transformation. The OPAPRU through DSWD hired case workers to monitor and manage the status of all decommissioned combatants and assess their status which is essential in programming socioeconomic interventions tailored fit to their needs.

"To guarantee effective and efficient delivery of commitments in the normalization program including the decommissioning process, the parties have created the Third Party Monitoring Team to adequately monitor, assess and evaluate the implementation of the CAB," he added. Galvez said the processes, protocols and mechanisms established in the decommissioning program of the MILF forces were crafted under the peace agreement to ensure integrity, profes-

sionalism, and level of trust and confidence in the process. It is a product of careful and several consultation processes with various stakeholders, taking into account the best practices from disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes from other peace processes in other countries. The complete transformation of combatants, wherein they will be leaving behind their guerilla identity involves the different tasks and contributions

from other government agencies and other branches of the government. "In fact, while the normalization is still ongoing, the MILF as a party of the peace agreement is helping the government in its fight against lawless elements and violent extremism as demonstrated through the efforts of the MILF during anti-illegal drugs operations in Liguasan Marsh in 2016, operations against BIFF in 2016, Marawi siege in 2017, and other major law enforcement

operations in Basilan, Sulu and Maguindanao," Galvez said. He added that the decommissioning process along with other interventions such as socioeconomic development program, transitional justice and reconciliation, and confidence-building measures which forms part of the normalization process of the CAB ensures the holistic transformation and healing towards normalcy, and the attainment of just and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro. (PNA)


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The calm that the city is in INDEED the wheel of justice seems to have succeeded in its course as far as the killing of Manila broadcaster Percy Lapid is concerned. Already there are suspects the most prominent of whom is now suspended Bureau of Correction chief General Bantag. However, we seem to have observed that not too many Filipinos are aware that the controversy the identification of several suspects in the Lapid slay case has generated also succeeded in attaining one tacit objective of certain interested parties. And what is this objective? Of course those concerned may not admit it but it is very clear that the media as well as the interest of most Filipinos are diverted to the broadcaster’s killing from the controversial involvement of the Justice Secretary’s son in the shipment of high grade marijuana from the United States. In fact the national media hardly had any substantial interest in reporting the Remulla son’s lightning speed termination of his case’s preliminary investigation. Hence, we cannot really blame if some observers will be entertaining the negative idea that there will possibly be a white-wash of the Justice Secretary’s son’s case. it felt almost like a family tradition. For now the drug case is slowly but calculatedly I remember when mom was still dumped into the canal of oblivion. At the local setting there is also a similarly controalive and in good health, she loved versial slay case which is also slowly relegated into the it when everyone in the family were back burner of the Davaoeno’s mind. We are referring around during these birthday lunches to the killing of a 19-year old student in the vicinity of a which we liked to hold during the week- local bar some months back. The suspect, a member of ends. It mattered little to her if the adults an influential family, is now out on bail. Months after the filing of a homicide case against him were deeply immersed in their games of we haven’t heard of any development as to the status of Mahjongg, as long as we, her children the case. ****************************** and especially their grandchildren were Recently the Department of Education issued a present. Memorandum Order mandating and setting of parameters During those early years, these grandies them- in the relationship between teachers and students. One selves have grown from crawly infants into kids salient provision in the MO is putting certain limits on running about the house, then on to being grown the communication of teachers and students outside of with little tots of their own. Even when she was the classrooms. It our interpretation of the gist of the order is right, the busy at her desktop writing, you could sense that intention is to prevent the development of a strong bond through the din, she enjoyed it because she knew between teachers and students. And we agree with the they were around. In fact, she once referred our intention because it will surely prevent the possibility of home in Bajada as a 'happy house' because it never closeness to the point that teachers may develop favoritism and he or she might end up favoring one student over run out of babies. another depending on the level of closeness they have Now, with both of them gone, along with several developed. Yes, if this Memorandum Order will be complied siblings and elder relatives who comprise the first with religiously we believe that there will be less, if not wave, birthday celebrations at the compound have totally no cases of complaints of parents or students of taken on new dimensions. While we still aim to unfair treatment or evaluation of student performance in hold every birthday there, it's eerily not the same as school by the teachers. In other words the primary objective of the DepEd before. Even as we joyfully welcome and introduce memorandum order is to establish a purely professional every new grandchild or great grandchild into our relationship between teachers and students. And we are clan gatherings, or birthday bashes as it were, I am hoping that this supposed professional engagement should definitely sure that not far from everyone's mind is not only be confined between students and teachers. It has to cover as well the relationship between teachers the single thought: I wish they were here. and parents. After all, it is our take that when both parents of Layout Artists: students and their teachers get so closed to each other MARK OLIVER G. GERONGAY this too, will affect the level of appreciation of teachers SHIELA F. SANDOY of their students’ school performance. ******************************** Cartoonists: Since the assumption of Mayor Baste Duterte almost ALEX ALAGON five months ago all seem quite in whichever part of Davao Editorial Assistant: City. All we have heard or seen on television news and MAY L. FACO read in still existing print or on-line publications in the city are the mayor’s attendance to official social functions, Operations Manager: visits to the barangays, and receiving guests and dignitarDOMINIC T. CARPIO ies visiting the city. We have not heard of any controversial pronouncements, proposals for gigantically budgeted infrastructure O.I.C. ROY T. GEONZON projects, or even cases of criminal activities that tend to create black mark to the new city administration. Traffic Controller: We are hoping that this kind of situation in the city Philippine will be long lasting as this will surely catch the interest Press Institute of investors who normally prefer to release their extra member Account Executives: money in places where peace and order exist and business LYNETTE VIDA ( / ROUGH / 7)

And there we were I PERSONALLY believe that the older one gets, the more mushy one’s brain becomes. During one birthday party we held years ago at a private beach house for our father, he suddenly waxed sentimental when he realized that almost everyone was there to celebrate with him. Even as it had only been a few minutes ago when he had been beaming from ear to ear, he slowly turned to me and seriously whispered, “if only your mama were here right now... ” and drifted off. At that, all I could answer back was, 'but she is Pops.' When my father passed away in January of this year, we still celebrated his birthday when it came in April. During that time, we all gathered at Bajada for a big lunch to celebrate the special day even though he was gone. It was there I recalled, that his words uttered at the beach had then become mine when I thought, if only he were here. Clearly for our big family, it always felt like all birthday celebrations were serious clan gatherings. Through many years, starting when we were little kids, either at the old house in Ponciano or much later at the compound in Belisario, birthdays always held a special place in the family calendar. So much that while growing up, I always thought that it was a clever excuse to party and that it didn't really matter who was celebrator. Big as our family was, almost every month had a birthday or two, so that in a way, Correspondents:

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Davao’s growing cocoa industry, processing his cacao seeds with the help of his teachers. He is developing his version of the “tablea” or raw cocoa, and plans to market a cocoa drink. The example of Dave Barrios shows that a jail sentence is not an obstacle to PDLs, who like him want to reintegrate into society. Barrios is just one of many beneficiaries of CEBB, an initiative that started in 2017. Reny Aguilar, 42, is another successful scholar who has inspired other PDLs, said Aland Mizell, president of CEBB. Reny recently earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology at USEP, completing the degree after he was released from jail. He now works as a clerk at the Cariaga Law Office, a top law firm in the city, and looks forward to a new lease on life. Reny took the “Celebrate Recovery” program, a rehabilitation class that made him realize he was bigger than his problems and that he could overcome his difficulties. This school year 20222023, Aguilar enrolled in law school. “The transformations seem impossible until it is done,” said Mizell. “Jail is a tough place…. It is neither designed for reform nor for rehabilitation. The only tool available is survival.” But given the right chance, PDLs can reform and become productive members of society, he said. Support services needed Inmates gather inside a

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cramped cell of the the Davao City Jail Annex in Maa, Davao City. The jail annex , with a designed capacity of 300 inmates, now holds 900 inmates who are waiting for the outcome of their cases in court. Two stages are crucial to the transformation journey of PDLs, said Isabelita Solamo, who leads the Access to Women in Conflict with the Law Project under the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies. These are post-trial and re-integration, which occurs right after courts have decided their cases and upon their release. Accountability and redemption should be at the core of the criminal justice system, said Mizell. It is important for the PDLs to be able to accept court rulings as fair. “An effective justice system enforces laws and administers justice in a fair and swift manner. The system must dispense justice equally to all people whether rich or poor, powerful or powerless,” he said. “If some privileged people routinely prosper by violating rules while the under privileged are punished for non-compliance, then the underprivileged have no motivation to remain committed to being a lawful part of society. The unequal distribution of justice immensely harms a society’s development and progress,” he said. After the trial, PDLs can begin to plan the years ahead, depending on how long they are going to stay behind bars. At the BJMP in Davao City, authorities have adopted

the program “Pangumusta” to boost post-trial support services. It’s a mechanism to monitor former PDLs and to assist in their livelihood or employment by coordinating with government agencies. Apart from the possibility of obtaining a college degree through CEBB, the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education offers the Basic Literacy Program to those who cannot read or write, or those who want to finish basic education. The Technical Education and Skills Development Agency offers short courses such as dressmaking and salted egg making, allowing PDLs to earn income even while in jail. Religious organizations also provide spiritual guidance and support to the PDLs. It’s important to connect formerly incarcerated persons to supportive networks and services and programs, said Mizell. In particular, there’s a need to reduce negative effects on children and families of the incarcerated and the released; streamline judges’ orders for rehabilitation after release, dismantle barriers to employment for ex-offenders; and supply certificates of rehabilitation and letters of reference, he said. Adjusting to life outside jail Receiving the release order can trigger a myriad of emotions on the PDL. For one, there’s confusion on where to go when the door to freedom opens. PDLs at this stage require a different support system.

Sheena (not her real name) was overwhelmed with emotions when she was told she was free. She was ecstatic to leave prison, yet anxious about what awaited her outside. She often dreamed of what she was going to do once she was released but when the time came, she felt “assaulted by almost everything” she saw, smelled, and heard – “the bright lights, noise, dust, acrid smell of cigarette smoke.” Unlike other PDLs who did not have a home to return to, Sheena was received with warmth by her family. But when she came home, she felt disoriented by the clutter which was the opposite of the minimalist and organized space at the jail facility where she spent close to six years. The home environment “threw her off.” Sheena studied agribusiness at the CEBB. She continued her studies for a year after her release, but eventually left school to fend for her two children. The most urgent need of PDLs after they are released is to find a job to prevent them from going down the old pit, jail reform advocates said. Mizell cited studies showing unemployment to be the primary cause of reincarceration. But PDLs find it hard to land a job due to the stigma attached to being in jail. For Sr. Insp. Do Lobenia, the regional jail spokesman, there should be an ecosystem to provide PDLs with a certain confidence to rejoin society upon their release. Lobenia, who had es-

tablished a program called “Second Chance Philippines,” drew on his experience while studying at the Asian Institute of Management. His proposal aims to prevent recidivism by ensuring that PDLs have a place to live in and work after they are released from jail. With a partner, he has opened a small farm and an automotive shop in Catalunan Grande, Davao City for former PDLs who need an immediate source of income. Community support Former PDLs are difficult to track as institutions often lose contact with the former PDLs and there’s lack of personnel to do follow-ups. Based on estimates, only three out of 10 former PDLs have successfully reintegrated into their communities and lead productive lives. Reny Aguilar, too, was confused on where to go and what to do upon his release. As a father of four, he worried about the need for family restitution and to earn a living to provide for his family. Reny had difficulty getting a job soon after he was released. But because of the support system he enjoyed at the Davao City Jail, he was offered a position by lawyer Susan Cariaga of the Cariaga Law Firm. Cariaga is also vice president of College Education Behind Bars, the group led by Mizell. “[Reny] paid his debt to society by spending several years inside jail, and now it is time for society to support and mentor Reny to be a productive member of the community. With a college

degree and useful life skills, a released PDL can overcome the prison stigma,” she said. The communities – the barangays – need to be a part of this process, said Davao City councilor Pilar Braga, who worked on a draft ordinance to help women PDLs in the city. The stigma attached to being in jail is harsher in communities where people know each other and are slow to forget their neighbors’ transgressions. Braga’s proposed “Dignity for Women Deprived of Liberty” ordinance was a result of a strong lobby from women’s organizations in the city. It provides for community-based support for reintegration after detention or imprisonment, apart from skills training and education while in detention. “Most of those who are jailed have families. If they have served their time in jail, they deserve to be back to their community and our task is to help prepare them to have skills while still in jail so they can earn an income when they are free,” said Braga. Braga said she believed in second chances and the capacity of the human spirit to rectify mistakes and lead a better life. It’s difficult but possible with the right supporting environment, advocates said. (The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism has granted Mindanao Times, where Ms. Cabusao also sits as its editor in chief, to publish this article).

must be separately stored, while those that are not but have two chambers can still be used provided that they have concrete floors and that waste water does not seep into the soil. The information campaign is also directed at pushing residents to change their attitude in septage management from “unless full, collection is not done” to “a regular collection system because of the (impact of the wastes on the environment and the people,” she added. Another component of

the information drive is the survey of households on their readiness in adopting the program so that data can be generated for the action plans to address the gaps, she added. The city government has prepared an ordinance for its implementation which, among others, will task the City Health Office as its enforcement arm, as this function is part of the agreement that the two entities signed. Being the enforcement arm, the office will also be authorized to serve notice either of compli-

ance and non-compliance. On the septage management fee, the amount will be determined following the “same process as water rate adjustment” like public hearing, approval by the Local Water Utilities Administration and other processes before this is implemented. The briefer added that the city needs the facility “considering the rapid increase in population and the consequent increase in domestic and industrial wastewater.” “Regular monitoring of

Davao City’s Talomo River and Davao River increasing levels of fecal coliform which comes from human and animal wastes and an indicator of fecal contamination that causes water borne diseases. If the coliform content is high, it means that the quality of the water is already dangerous in the Davao Gulf. Inadequately treated wastewater is the major source of water pollution,” it added. It also cited some studies “showing that open defecation is still being practiced in the urban and rural areas due to

the absence of toilets and/or septic tanks. In the national level, septic tanks are undersized and do not conform to the standards prescribed by the Department of Health.” “Poorly constructed septic tanks allow excreta (feces and urine) to infiltrate down to the ground, which can easily contaminate groundwater,” it pointed out as the city government passed Septage and Sewerage Management Ordinance of Davao City in 2010 and the Clean Water Act of 2004 as the bases for the program.

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The water district has yet to release the total capital expenditures required for the implementation of the entire program. Aside from making the people understand the importance of the program, Duhaylunsod said that residents “also need to prepare their septic tanks because based on the study, not everyone in the city has a septic tank, while those with septic tanks they do not meet the standards yet.” Under the standard septic tanks, water and solid wastes

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will be hosting MICECon. Dako kaayo ni siya nga event nga atong pwede maipakita as starter para atong i-showcase that Davao City will be the strong MICE destination sa Pilipinas," Romero said. The event, considered among the biggest in the Philippine tourism calendar, is a huge attraction and will result in revenues for the city, she added.“The local conventions meetings, and exhibitions dako kaayo siyag matabang not only for the hospitality industry but sa tanang tourism establishments ning siyudad.” She said prioritizing the holding events such as the MICE helps the whole tourism industry as the restrictions have been loosened.

She said that launching events such as these is timely because the hospitality industry has been down for a time due to the pandemic. “Two years very down gyud atong tourism or the hospitality industry and tourism industry mao gyud ang pinaka nga nahit sa pandemic and this would be a great time for us to really strengthen our initiatives kay kinahanglan gyud nato mubangon to help our stakeholders para atong itaas ang turismo sa dakbayan mao gyud na ang atoang priority,” Romero said. She added that the CTOO will partner and collaborate with the stakeholders to formulate action plans for tourism in the coming years. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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the Philippines despite growing global economic impediments,” GPCCI Executive Director Christopher Zimmer said. There are more optimistic enterprises related to GermanPhilippine businesses, with 61 percent of respondents saying they expect better business development in the next 12 months. However, it was also noted that the number of companies with pessimistic outlook in the next 12 months increased by 12 percentage points from 1 percent in the Spring 2022 poll to 13 percent in the latest survey. This number is the second highest since the Fall 2020 survey, with 18 percent of the respondents saying they expect a worse business out-

look for the next 12 months. The GPCCI said the number reflected the sentiments of companies that have started to feel the impacts of the global energy crisis since the RussianUkraine war early this year. German-Philippine businesses also said the top risks to business development in the next 12 months include disruptions in supply chain, higher energy prices, and the exchange rate. With the economic headwinds that firms are facing, lesser companies expect better local economic development in the next 12 months, from 41 percent in the previous survey down to 34 percent in the Fall 2022 survey. More firms projected that the domestic economy would be worse in the next

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regulations are favorable to capital owners. In other words, where the businessmen feel their investments are secured they are likely to put in more money and remain in the area for long. But we Davaoenos should not also be complacent and all too trusting with the calm that is characterizing the first few months of Mayor Baste’s administration. Things can happen overnight, and these things may not be to the liking of the people. 12 months as the number of respondents increased to 27 percent in the Fall 2022 survey from only 8 percent in the Spring 2022 poll. With the pessimistic outlook in the local economy, companies that said they will pour in more investments in the next 12 months declined to 35 percent from 44 percent. “With the increasing global impacts of energy cri-

ses and supply chain disruptions, (the) German business community now consider looking for new suppliers and relocating their production to boost operations,” GPCCI president Stefan Schmitz said. Schimtz urged the Marcos administration to utilize the policy reforms in attracting more foreign direct investment inflows in the coming years. (PNA)


NOVEMBER 2022 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST18–24, 31, 2016

All pawned items items that expired during the month All pawned that expired during theof MAY 2022, if not renewed or redeemed on or before month of MAY, 2015 if not renewed or reMAY 2022 will be sold to the public on JULY 16, deemed on or before JULY 14, 2015 will be 2022 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

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

PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired Gipahibalo na prenda ang FIRST sa bulan sa MAYO ang 2022.tanan Ang tanan ibaligya COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa 9:00 tanansa sa publiko karong HULYO 16, 2022 sa alas nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. 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 A L L PA W N E D I T E M S EXPIRED ON OCTOBER 2022 AND GADGETS THAT EXPIRES ON NOVEMBER 2022 WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON DECEMBER 20, 2022 AT 9:00AM.

All Pawned items that expired until the month of JUNE 2022, must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE BAJADA NOV. 04, 2022 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL NOV. 22, 2022 SAN PEDRO NOV. 11, 2022 CABAGUIO NOV. 25, 2022 TIBUNGCO NOV. 29, 2022

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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

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

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

All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2022, if not renewed or redeemed on or before SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 will be sold to the public on SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang AL-JOS PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong SETYEMBRE 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

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

EXPIRY DATES SEPTEMBER 2022

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE

All pawned items that expired during the month of SEPTEMBER 2022 , must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang NARDING PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa SETYEMBRE 2022. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Matina Crossing Tibungco

AUCTION DATE NOV. 22, 2022 NOV. 18, 2022

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

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

NOV. 29, 2022 NOV. 14, 2022

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

CPB-NGI PAWNSHOP, INC.

AUCTION DATES NOVEMBER 10, 2022

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of AUGUST 2022 (Regular Items) and SEPTEMBER 2022 (Gadgets) must be redeemed or renewed two (2) days prior to the Auction date schedule as stated below. If not redeemed or renewed will be sold to the public on its respectively auction date schedule at its premises at 9:00 AM

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

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

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City

(Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx)

Tel. No. (082) 295-6199

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All Jewelry and other articles pawned at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main, Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre, Rosegold Pawnshop Bolton, Rosegold Pawnshop, Agdao and Rosegold Pawnshop Buhangin from MAY 16, 2022 TO JUNE 15, 2022. If not redeemed or renewed on or before NOVEMBER 18, 2022 will be sold to the Public Auction on NOVEMBER 21, 2022 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

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

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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All jewelry and other articles pawned at Goldstandard Pawnshop San Pedro,Ilustre from MAY 16, 2022 TO JUNE 15, 2022 if not redeemed or renewed on NOVEMBER 18, 2022 will be sold to the Public Auction on NOVEMBER 21, 2022 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

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

AUCTION DATE NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022

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


NOVEMBER 18–24, 2022

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired until the month of SEPTEMBER 2022, if not redeemed or renewed will be sold to the Public on NOVEMBER 18, 2022. Gipahibalo and tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nagexpired hangtod sa bulan sa SETYEMBRE 2022. Kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko karong NOBYEMBRE 18, 2022. EXPIRY DATES SEPTEMBER 2022

AUCTION DATES NOVE,BER 18, 2022

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

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

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 AUGUST 17, 2022 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

All Pawned items at GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC., that expired must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC., maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired, kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

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

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NO.

NOV. 16, 2022 NOV. 16, 2022 NOV. 15, 2022 NOV. 08, 2022 NOV. 24, 2022 NOV. 16, 2022 NOV. 18, 2022

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

JUNE 2022 JULY 2022

OCT. 14, 2022 OCT. 15, 2022 DAVAO VAULT SP

OCT. 15, 2022

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

GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP INC. / GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. TEL NO.: 321-2185 / 234-4844

All Pawned items at GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP, INC. and GABBYS’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired must be redeemed or renewed Two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not redeemed will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 A.M. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S BRILLIANT PAWNSHOP, INC. and GABBYS’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP, INC. maga subasata sa tanan nga nag-expired kung dili malukat ibaligya sa publiko sa alas 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NOS.

SAN PEDRO

NOVEMBER 16, 2022

321-2185

ILUSTRE

NOVEMBER 04, 2022

234-4844


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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Libby Road, Bago Gallea, Davao City Petition for Increase of Unit to operate a TH FREIGHT Service. Case No. R11-INC-TH-2022-9-058 (2020-XI-00058/21-7378) JUNIFER TRUCKING SERVICES, Petitioner. X------------------X SECOND NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the route: WITHIN DIGOS CITY AND FROM SAID PLACE TO ANY POINT IN THE PHILIPPINES accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of THREE (3) units, which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to September 20, 2026. In the petition filed on September 28, 2022, petitioner requests authority to increase its present authorized units by Four (4) more units to operate along the same route previously authorized. NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on DECEMBER 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines. Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 4th day of November 2022 at Davao City, Philippines. (SGD) Atty. ERNEST BENZ S. DAVILA Attorney IV EBSD/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Junifer Trucking Services, Purok 2A, San Agustin, Digos City Counsel, Atty. Placido A. Garde, Jr., 2/F Uncle Mark Bldg., Quimpo Blvd., Davao City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

NOVEMBER 18–24, 2022

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the Philippines’ and Asia’s ethnic and specialty food, tropical fruits, vegetables, kinds of seafood, beverages, bakery, confectionery products, meat and poultry, Halalcertified products, as well as natural, organic and healthy food products. It provides a business-to-business platform

for local and international food companies to discover new markets, launch new products and transact with the biggest buyers. DTI 11 Regional Director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi said that his latest feat of the Davao MSMEs is a result of several interventions – from product

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE KNOWN ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: This deed of ExtraJudicial Settlement of Estate (“Deed”) made and entered into by and between: JASON JOHN VILLARUEL DIONALDO and CHERYL VILLARUEL DIONALDOBUEHLER (represented in this instance by her brother Jason John VillaruelDionaldo as Attorney-in-fact) all of legal age, Filipinos and a resident of Davao City. Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late EMMA VILLARUEL DIONALDO, who died intestate on April 2, 2014, in Davao City; That the deceased at the time of her death is the absolute and registered owner of a parcel of memorial lot (Forest Lake Premier) covered by Certificate of Ownership No. DAV-2-2053-A-VA, of the Forest Lake Parks, a Copy of the Certificate of Ownership, described as Jade Palm Estate Sector A/23 lot 1-12/FE; 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 SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 246; Page No. 51; Book No. V; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public Atty. EVANGELINE G. PRESTO-HERNAEZ of Davao City. AFFIDAVIT OF WAIVER OF RIGHTS WHEREAS, Cheryl Villaruel Dionaldo – Buehler, Filipino, of legal age, a resident of Davao City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law do hereby deposed and state: That I am the same identical person who causes the execution of this AFFIDAVIT OF WAIVER OF RIGTHS; THAT I declare in good faith I am one of the children of the EMMA VILLARUEL DIONALDO and my only sibling JASON JOHN VILLARUEL DIONALDO; THAT I am no longer interested over the said MEMORIAL LOT at FOREST LAKE PREMIER – Memorial Lot under purchased Agreement No. DAV-22053-A- VA more particularly described to wit: Area: JADE PALM ESTATE SECTOR: A/23 Lot 1-12/FE. with Official Receipt No. 00499 registered under the name of the late EMMA VILLARUEL DIONALDO; our mother; and I VOLUNTARILY WAIVE MY RIGHTS, and interest over the aforementioned MEMORIAL LOT and hereby FREELY GIVING, TRANSFERING AND CONVEYING said rights and interest over the above-cited Memorial Lot in favor of my Brother, JASON JOHN VILLARUEL DIONALDO; my only sibling. THAT I hereby affirm that I have voluntarily executed this instrument of my own freewill, without force, intimidation and violence from any person at the time of execution of neither this present nor anything which somehow may vitiate my consent. Per Doc. No. 202; Page No. 42; Book No. XXVI; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public Atty. KAREN CATE I. PINTO of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 11, 18 & 25, 2022)

development to marketing and promotion. “We at DTI ensure that we provide interventions according to what our MSMEs need. Aside from our in-house specialists on the different facets of business, we have also

(from back page) gratitude to Dusit for such a gift, especially in this Christmas Season of Giving,” said Leonilo Rivero, the SOS Village Director. Dusit Hotels and Resorts General Manager Christoph Kuch, in his welcome speech delivered during the Gala, reiterated, “It has been our vision to take Davao to the next level as it has a lot to offer. In our three years here, Dusit has been witness to milestones and celebrations. Tonight, we are making our own. I am proud to say that along with the Emilia Sitjar Jewellery and the DFDC, the Dusit Charity Gala will be a gamechanger, not just in the fashion industry but in helping communities.” For indeed, the international hotel brand has been helping elevate the promising fashion and jewelry industries of Davao since the past by giving due recognition to Davao’s talented artistes. Thanks to the avid support of Dusit Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Lannie A. Merilo, who has always patronized Davao fashion designers and other outstanding artisans of the City. Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, who represented Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte, delivered an inspiring message and thanked Dusit for the big help to Davao’s underprivileged segment of the community as well as its talented artistes. The show, which started late as expected, began with the impressive performances from the award-winning University of Mindanao Chorale, Dabawenya singer

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE

Whereas, 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 SOLE ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 35; Page No. 7; Book No. 14; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. CYRUZ GENEREY G. ASIDOY.

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late ROMULO J. BENZONAN who died intestate on January 7, 1989 at Toril, City of Davao; That the deceased at the time of his death left his undivided conjugal share a parcel of land covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) No. T- 65963, situated in the Barrio of Dumoy, City of Davao, containing an area of Four Hundred Fifteen (415) 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 SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 77; Page No. 16; Book No. 21 Series of 1995 of the Notary Public ATTY. BERNARDINO N. BOLCAN, JR. of Davao City.

(MT. Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 2, 2022)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of the late ZACARIAS ALAMID ZAMORAS who died intestate at Babak, Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) on December 05, 1986. The deceased at the time of his death left a certain real property belonging to their conjugal partnership situated in the Barrio of San Antonio, Municipality of Babak, Province of Davao, with land area of Ten Thousand Five Hundred Seventy Three (10,573) SQ. Meters more or less, covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 27522. 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 SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 356; Page No. 72; Book No. XIX; Series of 2017 of the Notary Public ATTY. CHARINA C. CABRERA of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 11, 18 & 25, 2022)

institutional buyers here and abroad. As of September 2022, DTI 11 has already assisted a total of 23,446 MSMEs throughout Davao Region. This is 93 percent of its annual target of 25,200. PR

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SOLE ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: This SOLE ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE is made, executed and entered into by and between: TERESITA S. PASIGADO, of legal age, Filipino, widow and a resident of Country Homes, Cabantian, Davao City, hereinafter referred to as SELLER; -and- EVELINA NAVOS HOY, of legal age, Filipino, married to Kim G. Hoy and a resident of Awhag Sud. 19-B Bacaca, Davao City, hereinafter referred to as BUYER; Whereas, the SELLER is the legitimate and sole heir of the late ABUNDIO C. PASIGADO, who died intestate on September 16, 2002 at Manay, Davao Oriental; Whereas, the deceased at the time of his death, left a parcel of land covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) No. T-214668 more particularly described to wit: Lot No. : Lot 8, Blk 52, PCS-112402-001696 Portion of : Lot 1411 & 1439, Davao Cadastre & Lots A, B, C, D & E, PSD-112402-035098 Location : Cabantian, Davao City Area : Ninety Seven and 58/100 (97.58) SQ. meters more or less;

partnered with various industry leaders and experts to prepare and improve them more,” the local trade chief shared. Ambi said that DTI will continue to assist the local MSMEs until they reach their full potential and corner more

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Maan Chua, and the Davao Maharlika Strings. Also performing later that evening were three young ladies of the group called Gleetery who were joined by some SOS children. Happily, Dusit Davao gave the spotlight to exceptional Mindanaoan talents. The much awaited fashion show of the DFDC had the theme, Elements. The runway collections of the eight members of the DFDC provided a visual spectacle to everyone’s expectation: Aztec Barba (Fire), Egay Ayag (Earth), Benjie Panizales (Water), Emi Englis (Earth), Edgar Buyan (Fire), Bamba Limon (Faith), Windel Mira (Water), and Dodjie Batu (Earth). “The eight featured designers’ collections resonate with the call of the earth, water, air and fire with reverberating distinct Mindanaoan aesthetics. Most importantly, this event is the first of many attempts to renew our passion for fashion by positioning our hearts in creating a community that genuinely cares,” expressed Dodjie Batu, the President of DFDC. Emil Sitjar’s well curated jewelry collection from his family’s Emilia Sitjar Jewellery is all about “gratitude”. “A Springtime of Gratitude tries to capture how we feel—of being grateful for my family to have come out from the pandemic relatively healthy; of being able to restart our lives after over two years of ‘winter’; (

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late ESPERIDION C. MORGIA who died intestate on January 14, 2018 at Davao Doctors Hospital, 118 E. Quirino Ave., Davao City and PAULA B. BALULOT who died on June 14, 2001 at Trento, Agusan del Sur; That the deceased at the time of their respective deaths left a certain real property situated at Talomo, Bucana Guillermo Torres St., (Sandawa), City of Davao, covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2022011024 more particularly described to wit: “A parcel of commercial land designated as Lot No. 4 Blk. 95 and Survey No. AE-090040062417 with PIN No. 172-09-004023-061, ARPN No. AG09004-04292, containing an area of Three Hundred Fifty (350) SQ. 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 SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY made and executed by and among their heirs as per Doc. No. 450; Page No. 90; Book No. XXIII; Series of 2020 of the Notary Public ATTY. LYNDON J. ROMERO of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 02, 2022)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF WARLITA JUNSAY QUINOS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND SALE TO CO-HEIR

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late WARLITA JUNSAY QUINOS who died intestate on August 30, 2016 at Davao City; at the time of her death, she left an estate equivalent to one-half (1/2) interest on the conjugal home and one-half (1/2) share on a residential Lot identified as Lot 6, Block 51, Psd-11-019248, of Panacan Relocation situated in Purok 4, Panacan, Davao City, which share consist of Sixty-Eight & One-half (68.50) Sq. Meters more or less, as registered in the name of Rogelio Q. Quinos, married to Warlita Junsay Quinos and embraced in TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. T-301722; That the conjugal home having been erected on the land granted by the City Government of Davao to former informal settlers of the said local government is zero rated tax based for real estate tax purposes and has no Tax Declaration issued as per attached certificate of no improvement issued by the City Assessor’s Office That the heirs would like to avail of the Estate Tax Amnesty under R.A. 1123 as amended by R.A. 11569 on the estate of Warlita Junsay Quinos to which her estate is entitled; 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 SETTLEMENT OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF WARLITA JUNSAY QUINOS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND SALE TO CO-HEIR made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 130; Page No. 27; Book No. II; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. RODERICO B. TULIO of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 11, 18 & 25, 2022)

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late LUCIANO O. DEIPARINE, JR. who died intestate on October 20, 2021 at Adventist Hospital, Davao City; That the decease at the time of his death left the following described property to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. T-65771 containing an area of Thirty Four Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Four (34,654) SQ. Meters more or less; Beginning at a point Marked “1” of Lot 109, Csd-6993, being N. 2-42 W., 1342.86 m. from BLLM No. 16, Cad-174; That pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the abovementioned described property has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 41; Page No. 10; Book No. XXIII; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. FRANCIS C. BRION, RMT; of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 02, 2022)


NOVEMBER 18–24, 2022

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

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and to be able to give back, despite how hard times have been to all of us.” Emil’s jewelry collection truly made his mother dearest Emilia beem with pride, along with

his loving sister Eileen, and supportive brother Jet who flew in from Bangkok to attend the event. The glittering jewelry collection of Emil was modeled by no

UNIVERSITY of Mindanao Chorale

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE

Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late CARLOS P. MEDINA SR., who died intestate on January 23, 2021 at Davao City. The deceased at the time of his death left his ½ CONJUGAL SHARES and 1/8 of the HEREDITARY SHARES of the following co-owner properties. TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2015001059 A parcel of land (Lot 6-D-2, Psd-112402-122456) Being a portion of Lot 6-D Psd11-05424, situated at Barangay Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Seven Hundred Seventy One (771) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2012009445 A parcel of land (Lot 6-E-7-F, Psd-11-089024, being a portion of Lot 6-E-7, Psd-11085537 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Two Hundred Seventy Four (274) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2012009446 A parcel of land (Lot 6-E-7-E, Psd-11-089024, being a portion of Lot 6-E-7, Psd-11085537 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Three Hundred Fifty Nine (359) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2012009450 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-1-N, Psd-11-09526, being a portion of Lot 6-C-1, Psd-11086592 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Two Thousand Ninety Eight (2,098) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2014076185 A parcel of land (Lot 1-O-3-D, Psd-11-112204, being a portion of Lot 1-O-3, Psd-11027588 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Four Hnudred Ninety Nine (499) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2017008496 A parcel of land (Lot PCN-112402-000395) being a portion of Lot 6-B-3, and Lot 6-B-4, Psd-11-117076 situated in the Barangay of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Four (8,824) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2019000308 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-6-B-1, Psd-112402-142070, being a portion of Lot 6-C-6-B, Psd-11-091135 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Four Hundred Forty (440) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2019000309 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-6-B-2, Psd-112402-142070, being a portion of Lot 6-C-6-B, Psd-11-091135 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Four Hundred Twenty (420) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2019000310 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-6-B-3, Psd-112402-142070, being a portion of Lot 6-C-6-B, Psd-11-091135 situated in the Barangay of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Four Hundred Twenty (420) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2019000311 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-6-B-4, Psd-112402-142070, being a portion of Lot 6-C-6-B, Psd-11-091135 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Three Hundred Ninety Six (396) SQ. Meters more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (TCT) NO. 146-2019000312 A parcel of land (Lot 6-C-6-B-5, Psd-112402-142070, being a portion of Lot 6-C-6-B, Psd-11-091135 situated in the Barrio of Sasa, City of Davao, containing an area of Three Hundred Twenty Four (324) SQ. Meters more or less; That Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, the above-mentioned described properties has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by and among his heirs per Doc. No. 262; Page No. 54; Book No. XIII; Series of 2022 of the Notary Public ATTY. KAREN CATE I. PINTO of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 11, 18 & 25, 2022)

less than Davao’s respected and influential women who shone just as brightly in their designer brand gowns. The four-course Thai dinner which consisted of crispy papaya salad, slowcooked ox tail soup, duck galantine, and homemade coconut ice cream for dessert were specially prepared by the Dusit Thai Executive Chef Piya Suthasiri and his culinary team. Food was served after a ceremonial waiters’ parade with the participation of the food & beverage team. “Tonight, we’re serving you a four-course contemporary Thai menu, taking inspiration from my valuable experiences gained from my travels around the world,” said

Chef Piya. The night ended with special raffle prizes awarded to a handful of lucky guests. Overnight stays in the different Dusit properties in the Philippines, gowns and barong gift certificates from DFDC, and a ruby and diamond jewelry set from the Emilia Sitjar Jewellery were the coveted prizes. The event was hosted by Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 and Miss Intercontinental 1st runner-up Christi McGarry. The show was ably directed by Manila’s Jackie Aquino’s JCA productions; while the event styling was meticulously done by the celebrated Annie Paz Lim, the Lady in Red that night.

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Libby Road, Bago Gallea, Davao City

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Libby Road, Bago Gallea, Davao City

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Libby Road, Bago Gallea, Davao City

Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB AIRCONDITIONED Service. Case No. R11-EV-PB-2022-10-1168 (2016-XI-01168) BACHELOR EXPRESS INC., Petitioner. X------------------X NOTICE OF HEARING

Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB ORDINARY REGULAR Service. Case No. R11-EV-PB-2022-10-701 (2003-XI-00701/97-XI-00742) (97-18028) BACHELOR EXPRESS INC., Petitioner. X------------------X NOTICE OF HEARING

Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB AIRCONDITIONED /MINI BUS ORDINARY REGULAR Service. Case No. R11-EV-PB-2022-10-515 (2013-XI-00515) BACHELOR EXPRESS INC., Petitioner. X------------------X NOTICE OF HEARING

Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of PUB AIRCONDITIONED service on the route: DAVAO CITY – COMPOSTELA (DAVAO DE ORO) AND VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit, which Certificate will expire on September 28, 2023. In the petition filed on October 28, 2022, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said Certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized. NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on DECEMBER 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 4th day of November 2022 at Davao City, Philippines. Atty. ERNEST BENZ S. DAVILA Attorney IV EBSD/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Bachelor Express Inc., Bugac, Ma-a, Davao City Counsel, Atty. Wendel P. Yanson, RTMI Compound, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of PUB ORDINARY REGULAR service on the route: DAVAO CITY – WAO (LANAO DEL SUR) VIA CALINAN, BUDA, QUEZON, M A R A M A G , PA N G A N T U K A N , KALILANGAN (BUKIDNON PROVINCE) AND VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit, which Certificate will expire on June 23, 2023. In the petition filed on October 28, 2022, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said Certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized. NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on DECEMBER 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at this office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time. This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 4th day of November 2022 at Davao City, Philippines. Atty. ERNEST BENZ S. DAVILA Attorney IV EBSD/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Bachelor Express Inc., Bugac, Ma-a, Davao City Counsel, Atty. Wendel P. Yanson, RTMI Compound, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of PUB AIRCONDITIONED/MINI BUS ORDINARY REGULAR service on the route: DAVAO CITY – STO. TOMAS (DAVAO DEL NORTE) AND VICE VERSA with the use of FOUR (4) unit, which Certificate will expire on September 16, 2023. In the petition filed on October 28, 2022, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said Certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized.

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Franchising and Regulatory Office No. 11 Libby Road, Bago Gallea, Davao City Petition for Extension of Validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB MINI BUS ORDINARY REGULAR Service. Case No. R11-EV-PB-2022-10-513 (2013-XI-00513) BACHELOR EXPRESS INC., Petitioner. X------------------X NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience issued in this case authorizing the operation of PUB MINI BUS ORDINARY REGULAR service on the route: DAVAO CITY – KAPALONG (DAVAO DEL NORTE) AND VICE VERSA with the use of FIVE (5) unit, which Certificate will expire on November 10, 2023. In the petition filed on October 28, 2022, petitioner requests authority to extend the validity of said Certificate to operate along the same route with the use of the same unit previously authorized.

NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on DECEMBER 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at this office at the above address.

NOTICE is hereby given that this petition will be heard by this Board on DECEMBER 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at this office at the above address.

At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao.

At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date petitioner shall publish this Notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao.

Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time.

Parties opposed to the granting of the petition must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the petitioner, and may if they so, desire appear on said date and time.

This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence.

This petition will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence.

WITNESS Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 4th day of November 2022 at Davao City, Philippines.

WITNESS Dir. NONITO A. LLANOS III, Regional Director, this 4th day of November 2022 at Davao City, Philippines.

Atty. ERNEST BENZ S. DAVILA Attorney IV

Atty. ERNEST BENZ S. DAVILA Attorney IV

EBSD/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Bachelor Express Inc., Bugac, Ma-a, Davao City Counsel, Atty. Wendel P. Yanson, RTMI Compound, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.

EBSD/hoc Copy furnished: Petitioner, Bachelor Express Inc., Bugac, Ma-a, Davao City Counsel, Atty. Wendel P. Yanson, RTMI Compound, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. NOTE: Affidavit of Publication and newspaper where notice was published must be submitted (3) days before the scheduled hearing.


LifeStyle Dusit’s SOS Charity Gala of Fashion & Jewelry MINDANAO TIMES

DUSIT’S GM Christoph Kuch and Lannie A. Merilo turn over check to SOS Dir. Leonilo Rivero

(l-r): Cathy Ko, Ann Tuazon, GM Christoph Kuch, Daniela Lorenzo, Renee Salud, Bobby Horrigan and Tanya RabatTan

INDEED, it was truly a starry, starry night to remember last November 12, 2022, when formally clothed Davaoenos showed up for the Dusit Charity Gala: A Celebration of Arts, Fashion and Jewelry. This Hotel’s special and first event of this kind, in partnership with the Emilia Sitjar Jewellery and the Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC) headed by Dodjie Batu, was for the benefit of the SOS Children’s Village of Davao City. “By making the SOS Children’s Village as its charity beneficiary, the Dusit Hotel and Resort of Davao is sending a message to all its stakeholders of the true meaning and purpose of their existence. That is to provide a safe and secure family environment to all its clients; and to house a happy home to its residents, in the same way that the SOS Children’s Village in Davao is doing to children in need. We are expressing our ( / CULTURAL / 10)

Happy attendees

NOVEMBER 18–24, 2022

EMILIA and Emil Sitjar of the Emilia Sitjar Jewellery

DFDC (l-r): Windel Mira, Aztec Barba, Dodjie Batu, Edgar Buyan, Emi Englis, Benjie Panizales, Bamba Limon, Egay Ayag