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A BIKER on his way to work presents his identification cards at the checkpoint along Quezon Boulevard as the city is intensifying measures to regulate the movement of residents by preventing non-essential travels to eliminate the threat of COVID-19. BING GONZALES

Missing passes? BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

LAW enforcers apprehended some 2,585 individuals who were without Food and Medicine passes since March this year when the Enhance Community Quarantine was imposed. Captain Rosario AguiOf this number, 115 Nov. 13. lar, spokesperson of Davao were caught since Tuesday, Based also on the re- cords of Davao City Police sition of the FM pass under Office (DCPO), from a reports coming from vari- a new executive order from total of 9,758 quarantine ous parts of the city. city hall issued on Friday, violators were apprehend-

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ed while 3,261 cases were filed from March 15 to Nov. 17. Infractions ranged from violating curfew, liquor ban, social distancing, not wearing face masks, and pillion riding without a barrier for motorists.

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The city has re-imposed the use of Food and Medicine Pass on Tuesday to regulate the movement of individuals due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The FM pass holders are given to a member of

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a household who will be allowed to buy food and medicines. A Davao QR code will be in effect on November 23 for work, business, and other essential travels. The city has also re( / MISSING / 4) mindanaotimes


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B’moro body wants to lead Marawi rehab KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews) – The interim Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), which governs the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), wanted to lead the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in Marawi City for it to rise from the ashes of war. The Task Force Banaccess to the billions of gon Marawi (TFBM) has interim body is not calling funds available to the task been tasked to lead the for the abolition of TFBM. force. reconstruction and rehaBasman, a lawyer apOn Monday, Basman bilitation of the country’s pointed by the government presented during the virtual lone Islamic city ruined by to the Moro Islamic Libera- “Monitoring Marawi: Voicthe siege staged by Islamic tion Front (MILF)-led BTA, es from Marawi,” which State-aligned militants in stressed the BTA, whose is part of the Reporting May 2017. mandate ends in mid-2022, Mindanao series organized Member of Parliament does not have the machin- by the Mindanao Institute Anna Tarhata Basman, vice ery of the TFBM, which is of Journalism, the 127-page chair of the BTA’s Special composed of 56 govern- report of the BTA’s Special Committee on Marawi, ment agencies, as well as Committee on Marawi,

Evacuation hubs eyed vs typhoon’ MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night said the government should consider building sturdier evacuation centers in the wake of recent typhoons that battered parts of the country. In a taped public address, Duterte stressed the need to build more disaster-

resilient structures where people can take refuge during calamities instead of using school buildings as evacuation centers. “It is high time that government consider really, of course, in the government units facing the Pacific Ocean, gamit na gamit ito na (it’s overused) ( / EVACUATION / 4)

which was formed in September 2019. Among the special committee’s key recommendations was for the BTA to lead the Marawi rehabilitation and recovery, which it further proposed must have a centralized mechanism through the creation of either the Marawi Rehabilitation and Recovery Coordinating Board or the Marawi Rehabilitation and Recovery Program

if the BTA is calling for the abolition of TFBM, she stressed that the BARMM government has also the mandate to respond to the needs of its constituents in Marawi. “No, we’re not doing away with TFBM in our recommendation. In fact, we have repeatedly asked TFBM and they have verbalized their openness to a more collaborative working relationship when it comes to Marawi’s rehabilitation,” Basman said.

MBHTE hires 158 teachers for Tawi-Tawi school division THE BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), through the Ministry of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education (MBHTE), hired 158 teachers in the Tawi-Tawi School Division. The teachers received their appointment documents and deployment or-

ders during an oath-taking ceremony led by Dr. Fatima Abubakar, Schools Division Superintendent of Tawi-Tawi, on 17 November 2020. Alfhadar Pajiji, the MBHTE Assistant Secretary for Special Programs and Projects, graced the event on behalf of Minister Mohagher M. Iqbal. Among the 158 are

39 elementary teachers, nine (9) secondary school teachers, six (6) Alternative Learning System (ALS) teachers, and 104 senior high school teachers. In a prepared speech, Minister Iqbal offered words of reassurance and hope to the attendees. “Despite the pandemic, the Ministry of (

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The TFBM has drawn the ire of the Marawi-based Moro Consensus Group (MCG) for the alleged slow pace and lack of consultation for the rehabilitation and reconstruction at ground zero, otherwise known as the most-affected areas (MAA). MCG chairperson Drieza Lininding noted that three years after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated from the clutches of Islamic State( / B’MORO / 4)

Another PNP revamp ordered MANILA – Barely a week after assuming his post as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Gen. Debold Sinas ordered ( / ANOTHER / 4)


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RESA hit as law vs poor

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IN ORDER to address the 6.75-million-unit housing backlog, which approximates that around one in five Filipinos lacks access to a decent and formal home, real estate industry representatives revamped efforts to amend the Real Estate Service Act of 2009 (RESA) through the filing of a class-action Petition for Declaratory Relief on Tuesday at the Makati Regional Trial Court. Filed by members of A year degree in Bachelor Better Real Estate Philip- of Science in Real Estate pines (ABREP), a move- Management (BSREM). ment that seeks to promote According to Leuteinclusivity and the use rio, this is an unnecessary of technology in the in- educational requirement dustry, the petition aims that needlessly drives up to formally identify what the cost of becoming a ABREP President Anthony real estate broker. The deLeuterio calls the “anti- gree alone can cost up poor, anti-Pinoy, and anti- to P300,000 to complete, technology” provisions of making it the most expenRESA. sive and onerous broker “RESA is anti-poor licensure process in the because it forces unneces- world. As an alternative, sary educational require- he suggests decreasing ments that drive the cost BSREM’s units to those of becoming a practitioner that are required to pracastronomically high,” said tice. Leuterio during Tuesday’s “The backlog is a mapress conference where he jor problem in the Philipwas joined by some of the pines, but we cannot sell largest real estate groups in enough units due to the the Philippines, including lack of salespersons,” said the Chamber of Real Es- NREA President Benny tate Builders’ Association Cabrieto. “There are less (CREBA), the National than 100 BSREM graduReal Estate Association ates per year, and not all (NREA), and various other pass the board. Even the developer representatives. good schools do not offer Leuterio pointed out this course.” that under Section 14 of The overlapping reguRESA, applicants for the latory authority between Professional Regulation the PRC and Department Commission’s (PRC) bro- of Human Settlements and ker licensure exam are Urban Development (DHrequired to hold a four( / RESA / 4)

MinDA to endorse corn silo program to provinces

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WITH the support of its funding partner, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is encouraging cornproducing provinces and towns to invest in Corn Grains Storage Silos (COGSS). In a statement Wednesday, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said he will present

to the Philippine Corn Congress on Thursday (Nov.19) the Mindanao Corn Industry Development Program, which will spell out the need for the region's local government units to invest in storage facilities to boost corn production, protect farmers from price manipulation and generate revenues for the local government units (LGU). He said the MinDA

Corn Program is one of the advocacies being pushed by MinDA to turn Mindanao corn farming from a seasonal commodity to a well-organized industry. Under the program, Piñol said the agency would assist the LGUs in establishing the COGSS facility under an Economic Enterprise Program. “At peak harvest time when traders traditionally

manipulate corn buying prices because of the lack of post-harvest facilities, farmers could deposit their produce in the COGSS while waiting for a better price. Using the deposited corn as a guarantee, the farmers could avail of a cash advance which will be sells his produce at a better price,” he said. ( / MINDA / 10)


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stored the liquor ban since Nov. 2 until Dec. 31, 2020. Mayor Sara Duterte explained in her radio program that the curfew is implemented because of the advice from the City Health Office that the increase in cases of transmission was due to after-work nonessential activities. With the Christmas

we build a strong structure, stronger than a typhoon that would come their way para mapuntahan ng mga tao (where people can take refuge), and maybe small rooms with many comfort rooms where people can really stay for awhile,” he said. Turning schools into evacuation centers, he said, creates an “aberration” in the movement or in the development of the different governmental functions and education. Duterte expressed hope that the Congress would help address the situation. “Iyan nga ang sanang tugunan ng Congress, [Senator] Bong [Go], kasi pagka itong ganitong (I hope the Congress will address this, Bong, because when there

Basic, Higher and Technical Education is committed to implementing the Education Continuity Plan SY 2020 to 2021 for the region. This plan includes prioritizing the welfare of our students and the development of our teachers,” he said.

season around the corner, such activities could drive the number of transmission. Recently, Mayor Sara said there is a need to conDavao City because of the critical status of the number of beds dedicated to Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).

B’MORO... (from page 2) inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups, at least 100,000 residents remained displaced and yet to be compensated for their propmonth war. “There is nothing to commemorate, only pains and our sufferings that continue until today,” he said during the third anniversary of “Marawi’s liberation” last October. Basman said the Bangsamoro Organic Law, which paving the way for the creation of the Bangsamoro region, “reserves the authority over the rehabilitation of Marawi to the TFBM.” “That’s why we [BTA] focus our interventions and recommendations to the BARMM government on things that we can deliver even if we’re not given access to the MAA,” she said. The creation of the

Bangsamoro region is the key component of the Comprehensive Agreement on peace deal between the government and the MILF signed in 2014 after five decades of conflict that claimed at least 120,000 lives, including civilians. L a s t O c t o b e r, t h e BARMM government allotted P500 million for its Marawi Rehabilitation Program, marked by the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 150 units of permanent shelters for the residents displaced by the 2017 Marawi siege. “Together with the entire Bangsamoro, we will help you rebuild. We will help you recover. We will help you ensure that, In shaa Allah, Marawi will rise again,” Ahod Ebrahim, BTA interim chief minister, said in a statement then.

is) a deluge, they tend to go to places for shelter and relief,” he said. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año also said the country is experiencing a shortage in evacuation centers. He, however, assured that minimum health and safety standards are observed amid the prevailing coronavirus disease pandemic. “Maganda po rin ang pagkaka-observe ng mga minimum health standard protocols. Pero nakita po pa rin namin 'yung kakulangan ng ating mga evacuation centers (They are observing minimum health standard protocols. But we see that there is a lack of evacuation centers),” he said.

ANOTHER... (from page 2) a second reshuffle of police officials to various units. In an order released on Tuesday, Sinas reassigned Brig. Gen. Nolasco Bathan to the Health Service from the National Capital Region Replacing Bathan as deputy regional director for administration at the NCRPO is Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Olay. Brig. Gen. Rex dela Rosa and Col. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. switched

positions, with dela Rosa being transferred to the Directorate for Research and Development, and Nartatez to the PNP Finance Service. Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay is the new director at the Eastern Police District, replacing Brig. Gen. Johnson Almaza, who retires on November 18. Col. George Almaden will replace Baccay as acting director of the Legal Service.

Iqbal reiterated that the MBHTE’s goal is to have a balanced, inclusive, relevant, and quality education system for all Bangsamoro learners. Nevertheless, this vision would only be possible if the region has competent educators.

RESA... (from page 3) SUD) created by RESA not only makes the process of licensure inefficient, but it also exposes potential practitioners to redundant registration costs. “Bakit pinapahirapan natin mga salespersons? At the end of the day, there is a developer and broker who monitor the agents,” said Leuterio. “It will take you 6 months to 1 year to get licensed and there is a large amount of money involved. To comply with the accreditation for salespersons, it will cost up to P30,000 if you are far from any DHSUD or PRC Fewer available practitioners in an industry that is tuating employee retention rates, Leuterio said, will only aggravate the backlog, which the DHSUD has previously stated will balloon to approximately 22 million by 2022 if unaddressed.

“Our intent with the claratory Relief is to start overhauling the industry’s regulatory framework to make the profession more inclusive and accessible,” said ABREP partner and legal advisor Atty. Estrella Elamparo. One of the most controversial provisions in RESA, Section 32, requires that corporations have at least one licensed broker for every 20 accredited salespersons, a provision that Elamparo said is “arbitrary” and was not deliberated upon according to House and Senate records. This is not the first time that RESA has been challenged. CREBA also attempted to get lawmakers to pay attention to amendments in previous years. CREBA National President Noel Cariño emphasized that the provisions not only affect practitioners, but also developers.


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Oratio Imperata ORATIO and Imperata are more than 2,000 years old Latin words. BY JESUS QUITAIN Oratio is the source of the English word oration - a formal speech given in a special/ceremonial occasion. Today, it relates to church prayers. Imperata relates to empire (Roman), imperial, emperor, imperium - suggesting awesome power and might. In religious matters, imperata is a command order which must be strictly obeyed. For the 1 billion, 400 million plus Catholics, Oratio Imperata must be given priority or importance; a “must” to be prayed in every mass, as novena, a religious activity, everyday until the Pope says stop. In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the viral epidemic in Wuhan, China might turn pandemic

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sicians, Phds in Biology, Zoology, Math etc.) for advice. Using the as a gauge, the worst scenario was that because of international

Today’s Merciless Social Meia is “Journalism in a Hurry without Borders” (THIS PIECE was written sometime in February 2014 when ordinary folks called “social media netizens” world-wide took center stage competing and challenging professional journalists and trained writers in commenting and documenting day-today events and people in all “walks of life” for all to know and for posterity. They simply “flick a finger”! And lo and behold, their posts, whether insignificant or even untrue become “viral” for the whole world to see. I refer to this as journalism “in a hurry without borders.”) days, it's so easy to be whacked endlessly for some misconduct or mistake by the so-called "social media netizens" or those who are hooked to the internet. They have their own domain or platform, or “media”facility to express their views fearlessly. Or mercilessly, without limits! This is the latest innovation in the communications world that will revolutionalize even the traditional press. Everyone is now a "journalist", a blogger in his own right, publishing and maintaining his own private medium in Facebook or Twitter or somewhere in the cyberspace and expressing his own mind in unlimited ways -- bounded only by one's taste or discretion. Or lack of it. The " coming of age" of this new lethal weapon in the hands of ordinary citizens was made manifest in the latest controversies on the pork barrel, PDAF, Malacanang’s handling of “Typhoon Yolanda” among others. Elsewhere in the world, the so-called "arab spring" civilian uprisings that toppled governments in the Middle East were triggered by social media and ordinary folks. In an instant, private messages and video clips become viral and events or incidents are now scrutinized and commented no longer as the exclusive prerogative and domain of professional journalists and commentators but by all and sundry. Everyone has the chance to interpret and comment. This used to be the exclusive preserve of professional journalists and mediamen only. With this potent weapon, we can only imagine its reach and power. And the numbers. It can advocate for reforms and change, cajole, lambast and even crucify unfortunate targets or make instant public villains or the "bad guys" . It acquits and even convicts swiftly — no need of that long and seemingly endless trials required to bring justice! It can even threaten to destroy political ambitions and in the same vein also build up new heroes overnight. Take the case of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas who got bashed -- rightly or wrongly -- for his perceived mishandling of the Tacloban incident during Typhoon Yolanda.

(now Saints) and Lucia (soon to be saint) that the world should pray everyday for the conversion of Russia. The Church and the faithful prayed everyday. Then 72 years later, in 1989, Russia was

the case of Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte who suddenly became the anti-thesis of with his previous good deeds juxtaposed with those who had earned the netizens ire of late. I have no doubt that Mayor Rody detests this role with great discomfort. He even expressed indignation over the growing public sentiment for him to consider seeking the presidency. But what of that? This is the spontaneous verdict of the social media crowd sitting in judgment. We will see more of these in the days ahead. But gone are the days when only professional mediamen exercised that exclusive prerogative. Each individual now is being heard and insists on being heard. As a matter of fact, traditonal media, meaning the print and electronics media, must relate and link up with the fast-clipped pace and focus of social media if they want to remain in business, if it wants to remain as the fountainhead and principal purveyors of information and views and opinions. In order to survive, orthodox media must provide depth and context to breaking events and see to it that raw data that social media posit stand the test of accuracy and reality. They cannot compete with real time thoughts to the world without borders. Failing in keeping pace with this, newspapers especially, will become irrelevant and left by the wayside. The biggest problem though with this new kind of public "reportage" is quite obvious. Mostly lacking in output of social media will be more characterized as "journalism in a hurry" where perception initially rules the day. Then of course, there are those who prefer to remain ( / PUBLISHER'S / 10)

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cover the world in about three months. They suggested that the Pope issue an Oratio Imperata asking God’s help to protect the people and to destroy COVID 19. Oratio imperata shows the great concern of the Church against Covid 19 to calm fears, give hope and reassure people that God will never abandon us and will save us.

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Sodom and Gomorrah where the people did not listen. This is For almost 10 months now the faithful worldwide have prayed the Oratio Imperata. The last part of the Philippine Oratio also calls on St. Raphael, St. Roc, San Lorenzo Ruiz, and San Pedro Calungsod for intercession. The old testament’s Book of Tobit named 3 archangels. St. Gabriel is called “Bearer of God Christ. St. Michael is known as the “Great Warrior” because he defeated Lucifer in the battle in the heavens. His statue shows him holding a sword about to swat the fallen angel Lucifer. tradition is whenever they call on Yahweh to cure epidemic sickness, it is St. Raphael who appears and the illness is gone. (September 29, Feast of the 3 Archangels), St. Roc (Feast day on August 16) is called San Roque in Spanish, Rocco in Italian, Rock in English and German. Returning to his hometown in Montpelier, France after a pilgrimage in Rome, he was downed by a plague in Piacenza, Italy. Like all plague victims he was thrown into the forest to die. A dog came every day to give him food. He cured all the plague victims in the forest. He became the patron saint of plague victims. His statue shows him limping on a bandaged leg and a dog with bread on his mouth. He died in 1380 which killed 40 million worldwide including thousands in the December 2019 Covid 19.

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Communicating Development NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews) – Senator Imee Marcos sneered at development communication (devcom) for its irrelevance to the times, calling it oldfashioned, cute and archaic. Ms Marcos remembered, perhaps, in saying that, a devcom episode in the past that affects her immediate family. What really is development communication? Communication is a sine qua non of development, says Nora C. Quebral, who originated the genre of development communication in the Philippines. Devcom as explained below is what I gathered from the great mentor, which, of course, may have morphed, the trade. Development communication is the application of the science and art of communication in advancing dethe quality of life of the people. On the ground, it means people are free to unleash ment. This translates to economic security and access to life-uplifting opportunities. Devcom envisions a community where people are conscious of their rights and are active participants in the socio and political dynamics that affect their wellbeing. It is the philosophy of development that is biased for the people that distinguishes devcom from traditional communication which is pragmatically inclined to those in power or to the establishment. Devcom leans favorably on interpersonal, dialogic communication, but, nonetheless, taps the mass media, broadcast and print, in communicating, say, the advances in the sciences and other utilitarian endeavors. That’s why trains students the way to communicate the outputs of Both the right and the left have adopted the philosophy and technology or approaches of devcom to advance their agenda; for the former to entrench in power over the people and, for the latter, to acquire power through the people. By coincidence or, perhaps, because of it, devcom

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sprouted, took roots and blossomed in UP Los Baños during the Marcos Martial law period. It was effectively used by the regime in promoting the Masagana 99 rice Government agriculture technologists and extension workers were not just taught the skills of improving crops and livestock production but also on how to impart such knowledge and skills to the farmers, all of which effectively binds the latter to the government. UPLB technical experts and development communicators were tapped in pushing forward the government development program in cooperative formation, farm irrigation, and access to credit. Health and nutrition were also promoted among homemakers alongside the promotion of improved farming practices. Barangay health workers also moved around to Meanwhile, riding on the village development activities, the state security forces organized barangay brigades or local militia to check and counter grassroots resistance to the regime. Indeed, it was during this period that the government was so conspicuous in the village. Because of its role in the government development strategy, critics and opposition of Martial Law viewed devcom as nothing but a propaganda tool – a deodorizing agent of the oppressive regime. Meanwhile, the leftist elements were not left behind in the battle for the farmer’s mind. They would crisscross and embed themselves in rural villages to campaign against and debunk the government efforts, decrying the government’s strategy of development as a grand deception that enriched the middlemen and the capitalists but impoverished the farmer by putting him in chain for long hours of farm toil; sinking him deep in debts to acquire the myriad farm inputs to increase production; and ruining his farm, his brooks and streams with the toxic pesticide and other chemical pollutants which were concomitant to the green revolution program.

The resistance to the onerous behavioral requirements Masagana 99 most likely crippled and tanked the program. peared as quickly as it appeared. It could not be sustained because it was not economically healthy and it enslaved rather than freed the farmer from ineffable penury. Anyway, the relevance of devcom to the needs of times has not been lost or diminished. Devcom practitioners won’t allow it. As a devcom practitioner, I have not ceased taking issue with the rapacious exploitation of the country’s natural resources, in standing against deforestation, irresponsible mining and the unbridled pollution of the environment. The devcom in me has been there in teaching the sources, in the establishment of marine protected areas to the coastal ecosystem. I have written to explain the burden and impact of a runaway population on the environment; the nitty-gritty and deadly dynamics of pollution, global warming and climate change. Of late, my writings help all concerned in making people understand the harrowing phenomenon of the coronavirus pandemic. Devcom takes a grip on subjects that are often skirted by traditional communication practitioners for being bland, technical, hardly of “human interest” and, do not sell. Devcom makes stale subjects interesting, entertaining and persuasive to move people to purposive action and meaningful change. On the other hand, true devcom practitioners are not silent on the plight of indigenous people, excesses of govcries of the victims of injustice. As long as there is underdevelopment, as long as people suffer from oppression, injustice, poverty and misery, the relevance of devcom is never lost or diminished. (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.)

(We are printing this article written by my classmate, Victor Africa, a sports advocate & Reformer Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law .)

What is the National Philosophy on Sports? “THE UNEXAMINED life is not worth living” (Socrates). Was Socrates advising us to do an occasional self-reflection, probably to improve ourselves and also to deepen our involvement with whatever we have dedicated our lives to? If so, what better time for selfreflection, than now .. now that we are confronted with situations that question what are our real values in sport. Maybe we can make use of the present free time, to review our basics of sports .. and to re-state them to the other members of the sports community. To us, persons/organizations in sports, basic is the individual’s Philosophy on Sports. Everyone has one, although there may not have been a need to verbalize it. Indeed, everyone must have one; for without it, how does s/he/it choose the course s/he/it will take? I put to you that Philosophy is a way of life. From it naturally come our tenets on values/culture/ethics. Our Philosophy on the sports community, basic is: The National Philosophy on Sports (the “NPS”). It is what we – each one – tack our personal sports philosophy to; it is what we bear in mind when we – together – exert a national effort in and for sports; it is what binds us – a united Philippine team – when we talk about national sports development. The NPS will answer the question “Why?”: Why the country is into Sports, why the country allocates its resources – people, funds, and facilities – to Sports, and why the country invites the sports community to join in and support the national sports development. The NPS will identify the reason for the nation’s attention to sports and its involvement in sports activities and programs. Similar to what one’s personal Philosophy on Sports does for an individual, the NPS will be the lighthouse,

age sports programs, league competitions, and amateur sports, including training for international competitions, to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry. (bolds mine) The Law creating the Philippine Sports Commission (The “PSC Law”; RA 6847) even emphasized that Constitutional expectation, by declaring it as the “policy of the State”. Almost all – if not all – the Legislative Bills

the beacon, the blueprint, the compass that will guide the Government in its sports activities and programs .. that the sports community will cooperate with, participate in, and support. It will clarify the roles of the sports participants: the athletes, the coaches, the administrators, the media, and the fans, as well as the relationships between/among them. Sports is truly, a national movement .. and it is founded on the NPS. I invite you to join in the process of verbalizing that NPS. “How does the country search for its NPS?” The same way that each one of us searches for our personal Sports Philosophy: The question “Why?” is propounded. The sports leaders are asked: “Why Sports?” Then to their answers, you ask: “Why (is that so)?” And to their last answer, you ask again:“Why (is that so)?” A for example, declares – in Art. XIV, Sec. 19 (1) – what is the expected contribution of sports to the nation, viz., The State shall promote physical education and encour-

their “Explanatory Note” to the above-quoted Constitutional provision. And in some sports laws – if not in all – it is a “Declaration of Policy” (as in the “PSC Law”, supra) or is included in the “Declaration of Principles” (as in the “National Academy of Sports” law; RA 11470). It is also written, in so many words, in the PSC’s “FIVE-YEAR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PLAN (Second Cycle) 20172022 PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS”. Thus, I submit that for “Why Sports?”, the answer is: Because Sports is a requisite part of the holistic development of man. That is, at the least, hinted by the above citations. I venture no answer though, to the second and third and discussion/consultation – will best answer them. But in the end, everything leads to the NPS, to be verbalized to and by the sports community, and to all and sundry. As an aside: May I also submit that we need the NPS as the step towards the creation of a Culture of Sports Excellence. community to move forward as one, to “march to the beat of just one drummer”. And that one drummer is the National Philosophy on Sports. ( Email Address: victorafrica@gmail.com)


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

PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa ENERO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST sa publiko karong HULYO 16, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan buntag.

nga nag-expired sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. 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 PAW N E D I T E M S EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER A N D G A D G E T S T H AT EXPIRES ON OCTOBER WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 10 AT 9:00AM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of AUGSUT 2020, 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 AGOSTO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES BAJADA (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL SAN PEDRO CABAGUIO TIBUNGCO

AUCTION DATE OCTOBER 02, 2020 OCTOBER OCTOBER OCTOBER OCTOBER

23, 2020 06, 2020 29, 2020 30, 2020

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

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of SEPTEMBER 2020, 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 2020. 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 NOV. 10, 2020 NOV. 21, 2020 NOV. 16, 2020

TEL. NOS. (082) 327-2104 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-4130

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) NOV. 17, 2020 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) NOV. 17, 2020 (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 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 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, 2020 to MAY 15, 2020. If not redeemed or renewed on or before OCTOBER 16, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on OCTOBER 19, 2020 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 MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER 2020 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. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan MARSO, ABRIL, MAYO, HUNYO, HULYO, AGOSTO, SETYEMBRE og OKTUBRE 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES

AUCTION DATES

MARCH & APRIL 2020

OCTOBER 14, 2020

MAY & JUNE 2020

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2020

DECEMBER 10, 2020

GOLDSTANDARD PAWNSHOP

San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 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, 2020 TO MAY 15, 2020 if not redeemed or renewed on OCTOBER 16, 2020 will be sold to the Public Auction on OCTOBER 19, 2020 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

All pawned items that expired during the month of SEPTEMBER 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before NOVEMBER 15, 2020 will be sold to the public on NOVEMBER 16, 2020 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 SETYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong NOBYEMBRE 16, 2020 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2020

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the months of JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before the scheduled dates

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

stated below. Ginapahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa HULYO, AGOSTO, SETYEMBRE og OKTOBRE 2020, kung dili malukat, ibaligya sa publiko niining mga musunod na mga adlaw.

EXPIRY DATES JULY 2020 AUGUST 2020 SEPTEMBER 2020 OCTOBER 2020

AUCTION DATES OCTOBER 20, 2020 OCTOBER 20, 2020 NOVEMBER 17, 2020 DECEMBER 11, 2020

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

PAWNS NOT REDEEMED/RENEWED WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER EXPIRY DATES WILL BE AUCTIONED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE RESPECTIVE PAWNSHOPS WHERE THE ITEMS WERE PAWNED.

DAVAO GOLDWIN PAWNSHOP, INC All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of AUGUST 2020, 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 AGOSTO 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

General Lao, Toril

OCT. OCT. OCT. OCT. OCT. OCT. OCT.

Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

16, 2020 16, 2020 13, 2020 09, 2020 27, 2020 16, 2020 20, 2020

TEL. NO. 291-2406 291-2952 241-0223 224-3138 216-3425 291-1349 327-2348

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the month of JANUARY 2020 must be 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 @ 9:00A.M. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NO.

C.M. RECTO (MAIN) LANANG BRANCH 1 SAN PEDRO

MARCH 17, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020 MARCH 17, 2020

297-8081 235-3473 327-8832

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 SEPTEMBER 2020 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 SETYEMBRE 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES

AUCTION DATE

TEL. NOS.

SAN PEDRO

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

321-2185

ILUSTRE

NOVEMBER 03, 2020

234-4844

NOVEMBER 13, 2020 All pawned items expired on SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2020


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anonymous and therefore non-accountable. It is in this light that we must make a call for all netizens to also exercise restraint and due diligence. This can only be done by themselves -- no one else.For if they can put some pressure on those publicly accountable, then so much should there be public pressure on those who breach normal borders of decency and propriety. But wait. Pope Francis has something to say on being judgmental of others. When asked for his comments and guidance on gays and homosexuals which the conservative guardians of morals have consistently viewed with disdain, his answer simply was: "WHO AM I TO JUDGE?"

The MinDA chief added that the municipality of Baungon, Bukidnon LGU to implement the said program to protect corn farmers from price manipulators. Misamis Oriental also manifested interest in implementing the same pro-

gram. Four other provinces including Lanao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, and North Cotabato, have been identified for the same program proposed to be funded by the European Union Grant under the Mindanao Rise Program, Piñol further said.

LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the New Rules of Court, notice is hereby given that estate of the late GRACIANA GALLO CAPUTALAN, who died on April 21, 2018 in Davao City, at the time of her death leaving a parcel of land situated at Barangay Mintal, Davao City, covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 1462020001810 has been the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF SELF ADJUDICATION made and executed by her only heir as per Doc. No. 490; Page No. 99; Book No.274; Series of 2020 of the NOTARY PUBLIC VICTORINO B. SARONA of Davao City. (MT Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 2020) Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR PROVINCE OF DAVAO ORIENTAL Municipality of Baganga

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VERONICA I. MANUS “ISIDRO EDGAR” to ”EDGAR” ISIDRO EDGAR BENITEZ YBAÑEZ who was born on MAY 15, 1957 at BANAO, BAGANGA, DAVAO and whose parents are FLORENCIO EMUY YBAÑEZ AND ELENA CURADA BENITEZ. Any person adversely affected by said DCEMBER 3, 2020. (SGD) PAZ D. TENEFRANCIA Ad (8x5.5in).pdf 1 1/29/2020 3:06:14 PM

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DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC. NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expire during the month of MAY 2020 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 @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang DAVAO 3 SURE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa MAYO 2020. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

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AUCTION DATE

TEL. NOS

SAN PEDRO BUHANGIN

JULY 07, 2020 JULY 14, 2020

225-0033 241-1071


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2020 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,19, 2016

Davao Ros-Ver Pawnshop, Incorporated Ilustre St., Davao City Tel # 224-1204; 222-6086

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE for Motorcycle display area, appliance store, convenience store Baguio Proper, Baguio District

Call (0932) 372 7799

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 2020. 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 PAGASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Septyembre 2020. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa: Calinan, Mintal Cabantian Tibungco Catalunan Grande Panabo

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San Pedro 2, Legaspi 1

Venue and Date Venue – As is where is Nov. 17, 2020 At 9:30am Venue and Date Venue – As is where is Nov. 18, 2020 9:30 am Venue and Date Venue – As is where is Nov. 21, 2020 At 9:30 am

Venue and Date Venue – As is where is NOV. 24, 2020 9:30 am Venue and Date

Kidapawan

Venue – As is where is Nov. 25, 2020 At 9:30 am

Matina, Toril, Cm Recto, San Pedro 1

Grand Regal

Venue and Date Venue – As is where is Nov. 19, 2020 At 9:30am Venue and Date Venue – As is where is Nov. 20,2020 At 9:30 am


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