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Opinion Is Go’s withdrawal go or not? by vic n. sumalinog

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Davao’s Enchanting Christmas Trees of Hope In our country which prides itself for observing the world’s longest Christmas celebration, the Christmas tree will always play a vital role as the iconic symbol of Christmas. Gone are the days though when live trees such as spruce, pine, or fir were often used. In this modern age of instant gratification, man-made PVC Christmas trees which come in varying shapes, sizes (SM Lanang Premier’s towering Christmas tree is the tallest and biggest in Mindanao) and colours (take note of the appearance of pink-coloured Christmas trees this season!) are now used instead. Yes, these Christmas tree replications still retain much of the Pinoys’ Christmas spirit. The modern Christmas tree, according to Wikipedia, is said to have originated during the Renaissance of early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th century when “devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.” However, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. “Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil; and of setting up a tree for birds during Christmastime.” According to my favourite modern historian, the Benedictine monk Ambeth Ocampo, the idea of the Christmas tree was first (

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Waterfront Insular Hotel’s Four Seasons themed Christmas Trees

Seda’s elegant Christmas Tree in Red & Gold to inspire Hope

Dusit Thani’s Hopeful Christmas Tree in Blue and Gold

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SM Lanang Premier’s Christmas Tree in the Wild

SM City Davao’s Enchanting Christmas Tree

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Acacia Hotel’s Autumn Christmas Tree of New Beginnings






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3-day vax rollout nets 1/3 of target in Davao

A MINOR gets his first dose during the first day of the three-day National Vaccination Days. The city government was able to inoculate 52,321 individuals during the first two days. BING GONZALES

by Carmelito Q. Francisco

The three-day vaccination rollout in Davao Region could only lure about a third of its 753,294 target as only 253,032 were provided shots against COVID-19, based on the latest report of the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH). Missing in the report on the rollout, particularly the nation sites and that logistics was the number of vaccinees factors that affected the out- and other requirements were during the last day of the come, Dr. Michelle Schlosser, on hand, Schlosser said some rollout in the city which man- City COVID-19 Task Force residents were still hesitant aged only to inoculate 52,321 spokesperson, said some resi- mainly because of their faith during the first two days. dents, particularly those in the and the proliferation of false The city’s target was about hinterlands, have refused to be information on the vaccinavaccinated. tion program. 147,000 for three days. Although the city gov“We are reaching out Although the regional office of the DOH has yet to ernment was prepared for the to our Lumad brothers and release the complete report influx of people to the vacci- sisters who are not yet open

2 rebels captured, ‘Terrorist’ killed 2 other surrender SOLDIERS of the 1003rd Infantry Brigade captured a supply officer of the New People's Army and her companion after an encounter in Sitio New Laslasakan, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Wednesday. The military report said the two were Masarinda Balite and Odessa Dumol as the soldiers also recovered four firearms at the site of the encounter.

Balite was identified as the medical and supply officer of the Sub-Regional Guerilla Unit, Sub-Regional Committee 5 of the rebels. She was among the group of rebels who clashed with the soldiers for about 20 minutes. Colonel Consolito Yecla, commander of the 1003rd Brigade said the encounter erupted when the rebels under a certain Macky refused to


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Soldiers killed a reported member of the Daulah Islamiyah-Tureife Group during an encounter in Sitio Ulangkaya, Barangay Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on Wednesday. The military identified the slain terrorist as Adsam, son of a certain Hassan Indal.


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about getting vaccinated,” said Schlosser on Wednesday, adding that the city government has initiated dialogues with communities to enlighten them of the benefits of getting vaccinated. As of the middle of last month, about 75% of the 1.2 million target of the city government have been fully inoculated, said Mayor Sara Duterte. “The people should be

responsible enough to have themselves vaccinated. We encourage them to broaden their understanding about vaccination, so that we can reach our target of herd immunity,” said Schlosser. In Davao Oriental, the provincial government is hoping that it could achieve 80% of its herd immunity target, or 70% of the population, by the middle of this month, said Dr. Reden Bersaldo, Davao

Oriental Provincial Task Force on COVID-19 action officer. But like Davao City, the province, which targeted to inoculate 96,700 during the three-day rollout, only managed to vaccinate 31,012, or less than a third of the goal. Bernaldo said the failure to achieve its herd immunity target in November was that, before the three-day rollout, it could only vaccinate about


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Security simex set The Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) and other members of the security clusters will hold another security simulation exercise on Saturday at the SM Lanang Premier. Angel Sumagaysay, PSSCC head, said the event is aimed at strengthening the culture of security concept in the city by addressing key security aspects. Sumagaysay said the activity will, among others, identify key areas that need

to be improved to ensure that the people are safe from security threats. “This is all about our integrated (security and safety) response on terrorism plan. We are expecting that all units will participate during the SIMEX,” Sumagaysay said, adding that it will also put to test the readiness of security units in addressing threats. The exercise will focus on how to address the planting of explosives inside a place where people congre-

gate and that it is timely considering that it is within the Yuletide season, he explained.Allaying fears of the public, Sumagaysay said the security establishment has not monitored any threat but there is a need to ensure that every base is covered. He called on the public not to panic during the event as this is just part of education both the people and the security forces.


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SEC speeds up digital programs The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accelerated the implementation of its digitalization reforms under the Duterte administration to further improve the ease of doing business in the country and spur the growth of domestic enterprises through initiatives that allow companies to register, file their reportorial requirements and pay transaction fees online. In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, SEC chairman Emilio Aquino said among the commission's latest digital transformation initiatives are the Electronic Simplified Processing of Application for Registration of Company (eSPARC) that was launched last April and that has so far processed 26,875 applications of business registration online. Such online applications are completed in just one day and as fast as less than 2 minutes under eSPARC, Aquino said. Aquino said the fastest time recorded for processing an eSPARC application after the payment of the registration fee have been made was 1 minute, 14 seconds, while the longest time was 2 hours and 37 minutes. Even before the pandem-

ic broke out early last year, Dominguez had already directed the SEC and other Department of Finance (DOF)attached agencies to fast-track their respective digitalization programs. Dominguez then reiterated last year this directive for DOF offices and its attached agencies and corporations on the digital switch to ensure the continued delivery of services to the public amid the pandemic and to prepare them for the transition to the new economy. "I think you are going In the right direction, (SEC chairman) Emil (Aquino). I think what you have achieved these last couple of years is a transformation of SEC into a real digital space. Thank you. I think it's excellent," Dominguez said during a recent executive committee (Execom) meeting for Department of Finance (DOF)supervised state corporations. Aquino said eSPARC currently caters to the registration of domestic stock corporations with a minimum of one incorporator and a maximum of 15 incorporators, board of directors and stockholders. The One-day Submission and E-registration of Companies (OneSEC) is a

Google to pause election ads for ‘22 elections

MANILA—Google has announced that it will not accept election advertisements in the Philippines during election campaign and silence periods, including from February 8, 2022 to May 9, 2022. This policy will apply to election advertisements that are purchased through Google Ads, Display and Video 360,

and Shopping platforms that advertisers intend to place on Google, YouTube, and partner properties. This includes advertisements that promote or oppose any political party or the candidacy of any person or party for public office. Google is focusing its efforts and resources on upcom-


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subsystem of eSPARC. Since most of the company information are pre-filed under OneSEC, the application of companies applying for registrations require minimal encoding of data online. “The OneSEC processing system is completely seamless. It’s fully automated in the absence of human intervention on the part of the Commission—starting from the name verification of the proposed corporate name until the issuance of the Digital Certificate of Incorporation,” Aquino said in his report during a recent executive committee (Execom) meeting called by Dominguez for other DOF-attached agencies. Aquino said the Commission also launched last March 1 its Electronic System for Payments to SEC (eSPAYSEC) to facilitate the payment of registration charges, penalties and other transaction fees with the SEC online using debit and credit cards, digital wallets and other cashless payment options. The SEC also launched on March 15 the Electronic Filing and Submission System (eFAST) that allows companies to submit the Audited Financial Statement (AFS),


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32% of German biz in PH in ‘good situation’ MANILA – There is an increase in the number of German companies operating in the Philippines saying their businesses are in a“good situation”, the German-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GPCCI) World Business Outlooks (WBO) Fall 2021 Survey said. With a total of 74 respondents, the GPCCI conducted the WBO Fall 2021 Survey from September 21 to October 15 when restrictions due to threats of the Delta variant started to ease.

Legacy Leisure’s Tower 2 97% sold As of November 30, Legacy Leisure Residences has sold 97% of Tower 2, the first tower that opened for sale. “In November, there is approximately a 21% increase from the reported sales in June 2021,” said Wesley Bangayan, VP for sales and marketing. “We are looking to sell out the room inventory of Tower 2 by the end of the year,” he added. Legacy Leisure Residences, the first development of CrisRon Holiday Builders, Inc, a joint venture between two of Davao’s prominent business names—Yap and Bangayan. As its first major project project, CrisRon aims to set the bar high in condominium development by creating a themed vertical residence. It encapsulates resort living and embraces wellness, said the developer. The residential community’s open space will be unparalleled in the city. By going the opposite direction on the building code requirement and appropriating almost 70% of the 2.4-hectare property to


open space, it will offer residents space to live and play, an oasis within the city. The contents of the open space will be impressive as well. To highlight the resort living theme, Legacy Leisure will have an exciting line-up of outdoor amenities that will include an Olympic size swimming pool, water spray park for kids, several sports grounds for basketball, tennis and golf, jogging track, outdoor picnic area with a barbecue pit and green areas. “The features unique to Legacy Leisure makes it easy for the investors to decide that they want to be a part of the community,” said Bangayan. “But we want to give credit to our business partners— the real estate brokers. Through the pandemic, a time of uncertainty, our partners were able to convince people that Legacy Leisure is a wise investment. And we at Legacy Leisure want to deliver on that promise.” Legacy Leisure is also building trust It is vital for us that investors, existing and prospective, trust the CrisRon product. This is


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The survey said 32 percent of German firms were in “good situation” during the said period, 47 percent said their situation is “satisfactory”, and 20 percent are in “bad situation”. This was an improvement from the Spring 2021 result, which was conducted between March 18 and April 19 when the government reimposed the restrictive enhanced community quarantine to manage the cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Alpha variant.

In the Spring 2021 survey, 21 percent of firms said they were in a “good situation”, 47 answered “satisfactory”, and 29 percent considered that they were in “bad situation”. “The lesser numbers in the daily active cases of Covid-19 and the graduation of major areas to a more liberal alert level presents a promising outlook for our survey respondents,” GPCCI executive director Christopher Zimmer said. The number of compa-

nies with an optimistic outlook for the next 12 months was also higher in the latest survey. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents said they expect business conditions to be better for the next 12 months from only 29 percent with an optimistic business outlook during the Spring 2021 survey. About 40 percent said business conditions would remain the same in the Fall Survey from 62 percent in the


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The creations of FaDAL members, inspired by the art works of artist Jun Pamisa

Davao Art Kollective at La Herencia

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Alter-Moderne Events' Rex del Rosario, JCI Davao president MJ Opus, FaDAL photographer Dalev Chan, artist Dominador "Jun" Pamisa, and La Herencia's Wilfred Dexter Tañedo

Visual artist Joaquin Sala with his egg inspired artworks

Art is truly alive and kicking in Davao City, braving all the challenges of the pandemic. This is evident with the recent wave of art exhibits and events, including Davao Art Kollective 2021, which opened its doors to the public last November 22 at LA Herencia Davao, the city latest hub for arts and artisans. Organized by the Gutierrez Development Co, in partnership with visual artist Wilfred Dexter Tañedo and AlterModerne Events owner and creative director Rex del Rosario, the Davao Art Kollective 2021 aims to showcase and highlight all art and creative products Visual artist and La Herencia property for Davao. "We want this to be a venue espemanager and art coordinator Wilfred Dexter Tañedo

Exhibit and merchandise by Agos Upcycle

cially for emerging artists, artisans, designers, and creatives in the city," said Tañedo. Davao Art Kollective 2021 highlights the work of one of Davao’s top contemporary and award-winning artist Dominador “Jun” Pamisa. Meanwhile, members of the Fashion Designers Alliance (FaDAL) Mindanao is showcasing their creations based and inspired by the works of Pamisa. The event, open to the public until 03 December, is supported by Alter-Moderne Events & Weddings Davao, JCI Davao Inc, Artisan Brew & By Emilia, Divine Magic, SR Audio Lights and Sounds and Lemz Creative. Artists currently featured at the La Herencia Davao Art Space include Agos Upcycle, Christian Joel Alfuerto, Guernica Andamon, Louiza Andamon, Nichol Andamon, Aris Bagtas, Bina Jayanti Balch and,

Trixie Bourbon, Leornardo Camargo Jr, Ega Carre on, Jessica Cordova, Matt Dedel, EC Dumlao, Bong Victor Espinosa, Lair Gomez, Trix Gosadan, RoyRoy Gulayan, Jake Jocson, Noby Juno, Jr, Gorjel Llanita Marco, Arah Marundan, Gilbert Miraflor, Joshua Mundo, Noi Narciso, Nilds Emmanuel Nim, Bea Obcena, Eric Peneras, Jing Rabat, Rene Robles, Joaquin Sala, Eman Sia, Nico Valdueza, Arnel Villegas, Pit Ybañez, and YelCast. Recently, La Herencia Davao has hosted various exhibitions including Prisma de Oriente’s Unang Byahe with more than 20 artists and 90 art works, Quarantined Moments (featured at the Mindanao Art Fair as Quarantined Moments Relived), Dadai Joaquin's My Story solo exhibit and several one man shows of upcoming Dabawenyo artists.

JCI Davao Inc. director Marlon Suelto, 2023 president-elect Arthur Dizon Jr., 2022 chapter president Michael James Oppus, deputy secretary General Oliver Rex Velesrubio, local skill development director Neil Patrick Adao

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brought to the Philippines in 1886. Our national hero, Jose Rizal, wrote a letter from Berlin in November 1886 to his sister Saturnina in Manila where he narrated that he attended religious services both in Catholic and Protestant churches. He wrote, “Everything that can teach me something interests me so that I can bring to the Philippines the best that I find here.” Rizal also wrote about the Christmas traditions he experienced in Germany. “There are some beautiful and grand German customs, like Christmas, which gives me pleasure to describe here…On Christmas eve, they bring from the forest a pine tree, and this tree is chosen because, besides being erect, it is the only tree that keeps its leaves during winter---I say not really leaves but a kind of needle. It is decorated with tinsel, paper, lights, dolls, candy, fruits, dainties, etc…and at night time, it is shown to children, and around this tree the family celebrates Christmas.” Filipinos, rich and poor alike, started putting up Christmas trees to celebrate the biggest holiday in the country only during the American colonial rule. It has become a tradition that we are seriously observing to this day all over the archipelago. In ushering in the most wonderful time of the year with heightened and hopeful anticipation of the nativity of Jesus Christ, Davao City’s premier hotels namely Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, Dusit Thani Davao, Seda Abreeza and Acacia Hotel Davao plus malls like SM Lanang Premier and SM City-Davao lighted their wellconceptualized and themed Christmas trees last November. Indeed, Davaoenos’



eyes sparkled at the sight of the ornately decorated, well-lighted and towering Christmas trees enough for them to forget, even just momentarily, the difficulty we are facing with the Covid pandemic. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao led by the jolly resident GM Jennifer Romero has “Four Seasons of Christmas” for the iconic hotel’s theme. The hotel lobby has four Christmas trees festively decorated as inspired by the seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Dusit Thani’s campaign of “Hopeful Holidays at Delightful Dusit” headed by the debonaire GM Christoph Kuch put up a royal Christmas tree with the dominant colours of blue and gold to symbolize warmth, hope and the healing feeling of the holiday season. Acacia Hotel has chosen the colours of Autumn to make everyone “realize that there is hope in every downfall and that new beginnings are beautiful” as expressed by the genial Resident Manager Agot Serrano. The elegant Seda Abreeza GM Ken Kapulong welcomed guests to the lighting of Seda’s equally elegant Christmas tree in Red & Gold colours to inspire hope in these challenging times; and to encourage people to share their blessings. For a Sparkling SM Mallidays, SM Lanang Premier hoisted the tallest Christmas tree in the City to celebrate its “Christmas in the Wild” theme. On the other hand, it’s an “Enchanting Christmas” with the Shower of Lights over at SM City Davao’s Annex. May this be a blessed December of peace, love, good health and healing for all of us.

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5,000 a day or half of its target due to the lack of people who wanted to get inoculated. Last year, based on the record of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the population of the province was at 576,343 with a growth rate of 0.6%.

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Humanitarian Laws. She (Balite) will be turned over properly to the nearest hospital for proper medication,” Yecla said.

This developed as Nester Tausan, 19, and Wena Teklonay, 18, both supply officers, also surrendered to the military. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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Members of the Joint Task Force Central were conducting an operation when they met the Adsam’s group that resulted in teh armed clash. Lieutenant General

Alfredo Rosario Jr., Western Mindanao Command chief, said the soldiers were fired upon by the outlawed group. " Our troops retaliated, resulting in an exchange of

gunfire which lasted for about five minutes,” Rosario added, pointing out that also found at the encounter site were five rifles, bullets and other personal belongings. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

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“This is just a simulation exercise and hopefully they (public) would understand if there are inconveniences sa


achieve 14.7% of its 66,106 target as only 9,723 responded to the call. Davao del Sur, which targeted to inoculate 134,886, only achieved 39,244; while Davao de Oro was only able to vaccinate 36.383 while its target was at 139,540.

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surrender despite the effort of a tribal leader . “We treat wounded enemies with compassion in keeping with International


Based on the regional report, it was Davao del Norte which registered the biggest number of vaccinees during the three-day period at 84,349, although this was still about half of the 168,704 target. The youngest province, Davao Occidental, could only

traffic,” he added. Capt. John Louie Dema-ala, Task Force Davao spokesperson, said the unit

has prepared for the drill as it is also part of the effort to raise awareness of the people. By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

“Simultaneously, the two-level, 612-square meter clubhouse is under construction. The foundation work is done and we are on the initial stage of the building’s framework. We are looking to finish this building in the second quarter of 2022.” The clubhouse will be the first building residents and guests will see upon entering the property. As the core of Legacy Leisure, it will connect the condominium’s es-

sential components together. It will serve as the receiving area and the gateway to the living spaces and the amenity area. “Looking forward, we will open Tower 3 to the market by the first quarter of 2022. Tower 3’s interior composition will differ a little from the previous tower as it will be designed to fit two room types only: onebedroom and two-bedroom units,” shared Bangayan.

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why even during the constantly changing community , the developer stuck to their construction timeline, making the necessary schedule adjustments while abiding with the health protocols. Bangayan said that they are finalizing the initial phase of the Legacy Leisure Tower 2 construction. The first tower’s foundation work and walling on the second level are in its final stages and will be 100% completed this month.





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Re-enter the dragon The latest variant out of the covid farm might as well be dubbed as the bummer variant instead of Omicron, which sounds more like a Decepticon outcast. I say bummer because it may have veritably doused cold water on whatever festivities anyone might have had planned for this coming yuletide season. Imagine, being cooped up for most of year 2020, then allowed, a little at a time because of relaxed quarantine restrictions, to get a whiff of the outdoor air, lulled into an “perhapsit’s-all-over” feeling, then being led to believe that we’re finally looking forward to an unrestricted and “normal” Christmas. Oh, what fun! I was even thinking that me and my high school batch may even have that face-to-face golden anniversary reunion and Christmas party after all! Just a while ago, I was just chatting with an Oz matey about little tykes and the outdoors and it reminded me of us, those once cooped-up kids who, after a siesta, have finally been let loose for good behavior. For all we know, that condition still applies. Medical experts and knowledgeable professionals have repeatedly warned us about keeping our guard down. With the onset of this new Covid variant, some of them might now be saying DSITYS, or don’t-say-I-told-you-so. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s lead in Covid-19, with a background in high-threat pathogens, had said in a video report “...when you lift public health and social measures, when you lift the rules around masking, distancing and improving ventilaCorrespondents:

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tion, avoiding crowds in the context of variants, in the context of increasing social mixing, in the context of limited vaccination, you’re going to see the virus thrive. And that’s exactly what’s happening right now...” In addition, she in the same report had said that while the deaths happening right now are absolutely tragic, the sad fact is that they may have been prevented. The old strategy of a total closing down of borders and stay-at-home quarantine, as employed during the first year of Covid, may have been too restrictive for economic reasons. A more realistic approach had been put in place halfway through 2020, as fine-tuning set in. This year, with the increase in the rate of vaccinations and the eventual slowing down in the number of Covid transmissions, these measures had further been improved to facilitate more movement for people to earn a living and at the same time, boost the economy. Wearing of masks, social distancing and disinfecting have however, all remained. The local mayor had warned at the start of easing down in quarantine restrictions: don’t be complacent. Had that been related to a liquor ad, it would’ve been drink in moderation. But, if one were to go back to that not-sodistant experience of being cooped up for most of 2020 and being let out for the first time, the concept of restraint might overly seem foreign, especially with Christmas just around the corner. It’s really like finally seeing light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Only to realize that it’s the light of a coming train. Layout Artists:

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“Ang buhat maoy pasultihon, dili ang sulti maoy pabuhaton.” We need not identify the person of the one Davaoeno who said this. But we have quoted this only in our latest column. We believe however, that this statement applies to the ongoing talks of Davaoeno Presidential candidate Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go who in the past few days, had been issuing statements seemingly insinuating his desire to withdraw from his candidacy. In fact the other day he made it categorical in his statement that he is withdrawing because according to him, “It’s not yet my time.” He also mentioned that he did not consult his family on his decision to run and that it would be difficult if he goes against their opposition because “at the end of the day, ‘sila pa rin ang uuwi-an ko’.” At one point in his interview with the media Go appeared very apologetic to his supporters and pleaded with them “ na matanda na po si Presidente Duterte at huwag na natin siya’ng pahirapan pa. Suportahan na lang natin siya. Alam ho ninyo mahal na mahal ko po ang Pangulo. Parang tatay ko na siya.” Indeed the senator’s words were very touching. It only showed the level of the bond between the President and the senator. But is Senator Go really withdrawing from the race. According to the spokesman of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) a candidate especially for the Presidency, delivers his withdrawal has to personally appear at the said agency and execute the necessary documentary requirements in withdrawing his or her COC. In his interview with the media Senator Go said that he will go to the COMELEC alone to withdraw his COC and he does not want any fanfare with the coterie of media people accompanying him because his withdrawal is no cause for celebration. Appropriate words indeed. As of the writing of this column yesterday though, we have yet to see any post of Go going to the COMELEC to make good his statement. So, many could not help but ask, “Is the senator withdrawing or not” Or is this not just another of those strategies shrewdly crafted by the administration think tank to create some kind of confusion or perhaps sympathy? After all, the sanitization of the candidates’ list is still ongoing and the final list is yet to be ironed out by the election body. People will have the answer when that time comes. And the wait is no longer very long. We are however, quite perplexed with the way the Presidential candidate expresses his desire not to abandon the President in this crossroad of his life as a public servant. Why? Are the members of the President’s family abandoning him or incapable of taking care of him? Are the President’s children not honed up to walk on his political path? They surely are. But of course Go’s loyalty and devotion to the President cannot be questioned. These are characteristics of a friend and confidant that many high ranking officials of the country and of the community envy the President. We are even certain that Bong Go would be too willing to take a bullet for the President faster than any of his security officers if the situation demands. *********************** In the local election scene in Davao City especially for the council seats, it is already noticeable that the campaigning of those who have filed their candidacy is not so much focused on convincing the electorate to vote for them. Rather it is on seeking their assistance to create a noise that may goad either local political god Mayor and Vice Presidential candidate Sara Duterte-Carpio, or President Duterte himself, to endorse him or her or much better to have them included in the official line-up of the ruling Party. Most of the hopefuls are now meeting barangay captains and other village officials who are clearly Sara’s supporters although not necessarily loyal. They are hoping to get their commitment to perhaps “whisper” to the VP aspirant when she comes around. May be their “whispers” would earn them a ticket to the administration’s official council line-up. And already some of the well-oiled bets are now dipping their hands in their pockets to leave some advance largess for their prospective community leaders. Now election time mana is starting to fall and the first among beneficiaries are already having their palms wide open. Honest and clean elections? Oh our foot!


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Managing anxiety and rage “This book is a guide to make sense of the senselessness. As a psychologist, and for the last decade as a journalist for the New York Times, I have been tracking the progress of our scientific understanding of the realm of the irrational. From that perch I have been struck by two opposing trends, one portraying a growing calamity in our shared emotional life, the other offering some hopeful remedies” (Daniel Coleman, “Emotional Intelligence”, 1996). The #1 bestseller of Coleman mentioned above is indeed a must reading for young and old generations. It comprehensively explains why Emotional Quotient (EQ) may matter more than Intelligence Quotient (IQ) especially in this growing stressful world. “Emotion” is defined by Webster, as “strong generalized feeling”. “Quotient” is defined by him as “quality”,. Intelligence”, per Webster, is “mental ability”. Anxiety and rage are two of the negative emotions that we must effectively manage to avoid their destructive effects. Anxiety means “a state of being uneasy or worried or fearful about what may happen”. An anxious person is a worried or afraid person. That is why our Lord Jesus admonishes us, “not to be afraid.” Hence, the surest way to effectively manage anxiety is to fully trust God. This means placing our anxiety in the hands of God and strongly believing that whatever happens, it is God's will and therefore good. Of course, we have also to do our part in this regard. “Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.” It will help if we become optimists rather than pessimists. Back to Goleman`s commentary on anxiety: “Anxiety – the distress evoked by life pressures – is perhaps the emotion with the greatest weight of scientific evidence connecting it to the onset of sickness and course of recovery. When anxiety helps us prepare to deal with some

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danger (A presumed utility in evolution) then it has served us well. But in modern life anxiety is more often out of proportion and out of place – distress comes in the face of situations that we must live with or that are conjured by the mind, not real dangers we need to confront. Repeated bouts of anxiety signal high levels of stress.” Repeated anxiety could lead to depression. We strongly advise our readers to immediately consult a psychiatrist if you are attacked by depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are: sleeplessness or insomnia, loss of appetite leading to loss of weight, restlessness and extreme sadness. Depression is curable if medically attended to soonest. Rage is a “furious uncontrolled anger” which could lead to violent action. Coleman pointed out: “Of all the moods that people want to escape, rage seems to be the most intransigent… The self-righteous inner monologue that propels it along fills the mind with the most convincing arguments for venting rage.” Clearly, one potent way to prevent rage is

to effectively manage our anger which is the root of rage. Coleman quoted psychologist Doll Zillman who explained: “The universal trigger for anger is the sense of being endangered. Endangerment can be signaled not just by an outsight physical threat but also, more often the case, by a symbols threat to self-esteem or dignity being treated unjustly. These perceptions act as the instigating trigger for a limbic surge that has a dual effect on the brain.” In short, we control anger and we control rage. Let us again hear Coleman`s expert opinion on this complex and difficult subject matter: “Beyond this possibility looms a pressing moral imperative. These are times when the fabric of society seems to unravel at ever-greater speed, when selfishness, violence, and a meanness of spirit seem to be rotting the goodness of our communal lives. Here the argument for the importance of emotional intelligence hinges on the link between sentiment, character, and moral instinct. There is growing evidence that fundamental ethical stances in life stem from underlying emotional capabilities. For one impulse is the medium of emotion, the seed of all impulse is a feeling bursting to express itself in action. Those who are at the mercy of impulse – who lack self – control – suffer a moral deficiency: the ability to control impulse is the base of will and character. By the same token, the root of altruism lies in empathy, the ability to read emotions in others, lacking a sense of another`s need or despair, there is no caring. And if there are two moral stances that our times call for, they are precisely these, self-restraint and compassion. Hopefully this article will serve as a guide in our capability to effectively manage anxiety and rage for the sake of mental health in this pandemic COVID-19 crisis.

Financial Literacy at the grassroots level MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews) – How can the poor get out from circuitous debts? The question is as basic as that. In the quest for economic and financial literacy, it appears that the most basic questions of the poor are not addressed. Many attempts to provide financial literacy interventions miss out on the structural causes of the poor’s conditions. Many times, we blurt out the question “why can’t the poor stay out of debts?” Before COVID struck, I remember brainstorming with a colleague for an extension project that addresses our economics department’s capacity and the prevailing situation in our partner communities. The idea was to promote economic and financial literacy at the grassroots level. To be exact, we looked at the platform of basic education where we could engage not only the learners but also the parents and teachers’ association. The pandemic disrupted the plan, but the idea is ripe and should be pursued. In a current webinar, the speaker cited that financial literacy has been added in the inputs for families receiving conditional cash transfer via 4Ps. Good job, Department of Social Welfare and Development! However, the speaker cited that despite the inputs, the problem persisted – recipients allegedly still have misplaced value about financial resources. Back to the webinar, our students gave positive responses to the speaker’s sharing. Two of them spewed the question of #foreverdebts in the chat box. It is important to integrate financial literacy not only for students with business and economics subjects. It should be for all students, from the basic to tertiary learners. There was news that the Department of Education has expanded and intensified the integration of financial education in the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum to improve the financial literacy and capability of its learners, teachers, and personnel to enable them to acquire financial health and financial inclusion. This is another piece of good news. DepEd issued its Financial Education Policy under DepEd Order No. 022, Series of 2021 thereby making Financial Education an essential part of school lessons and activities for learners and provision of capability building

BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS Walter I. Balane opportunities for teaching and non-teaching personnel. There is so much work to be done in this order. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ 2019 Financial Inclusion Survey showed that Filipino adults could answer only one of three financial literacy questions correctly. More than half (55%) of adults knew the concept of inflation. One third gave the correct answer on simple and compound interest. Out of three financial literacy questions, the biggest percentage of adults (41%) got one correct answer only. Very few (8%) got all three questions correctly. There is also another layer in financial literacy now, the use of digital transactions. Another problem lingers. No matter what you teach in school, if the children see their parents continue some practices, they (the children) get confused. Some of them I spoke to said they have acquired their deficit spending habits from parents. Others said their parents’ experiences are deterrents. Just having a bank account because of inclusion in 4Ps does not guarantee financial literacy at all. Because of this, DSWD has adopted a financial literacy manual for 4Ps recipients. Still the problem of lack of financial literacy remains. Apart from institutional and curricular interventions, there is a need to address the socio-cultural dimension of the issue, including structural causes. This is where we see the strength of working with other government agencies, the private sector, the development sector, and people’s organizations in promoting financial literacy. There should be a strong academe-industry-community partnership to harness the benefits of industry’s ground experience, the academe’s research, and community’s need to address financial illiteracy. This program should go to the unit of government nearest the citizens – the barangays. The question of their capacity is valid and should be included in the agenda when full devolution rolls out.

In the end, it is still any individual's lookout how to settle his debts, big or small. Financial literacy is as basic and as important as knowing how to cook food, how to participate in a virtual meeting, how to survive COVID, among others. It is crucial for everyone to be able to manage their resources, prioritize needs over wants, and keep spending below their means. Government, however, is duty-bound to ensure that its efforts to push for financial literacy reaches the grassroots and addresses the problem of poverty there. Mr. Walter I. Balane is a faculty member of a state university’s economics department. The views he presented here represent only his personal insights.

december 03, 04 & 2021 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31,05, 2016

All pawned items items that expired during the month All pawned that expired during theof october 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or monthoctober of MAY, 2021 2015will if not renewed or rebefore be sold to the public on deemed on or before JULY 14, 2015 will be december 16, 2021 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop sold to the public on JULY 16, 2015 at 9:00 premises.

a.m. at our pawnshop premises.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang FIRST COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan Gipahibalo ang tanan na nga angnag-expired FIRST sa bulan sa oktubre 2021. Ang tanan prenda COLOR PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan ibaligya sa publiko karong disyembre 16, 2021 nga sa bulan sa MAYO 2015. sa alasnag-expired 9:00 sa buntag.

Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong HULYO 16 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.


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

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

Notice Of auction sale ALL PAWNED ITEMS EXPIRED ON october 2021 AND GADGETS THAT EXPIRES ON november 2021 WILL BE DISPLAYED IN A PUBLIC AUCTION ON december 21, 2021 AT 9:00AM.

All pawned items that expired during the month of september 2021, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00am. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GOLDVALUE PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa setyembre 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag.

BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NOS. BAJADA nov. 03, 2021 321-8705 (Beside NBI Office) BABAK SAMAL nov. 23, 2021 301-4019 SAN PEDRO nov. 09, 2021 227-6772 cabaguio nov. 26 , 2021 321-6223 TIBUNGCO nov. 29, 2021 222-2494



All pawned items that expired during the month of september 2021, must renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior to the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang NARDING PAWNSHOP, INC., maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa setyembre 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES Lapu-lapu, Agdao Matina Crossing Tibungco

AUCTION DATE nov. 23, 2021 nov. 23, 2021 nov. 17, 2021

TEL. NOS. (082) 327-2104 (082) 297-5786 (082) 296-413015

PANABO’S PAWNSHOP, INC. Panabo (Main) nov. 30, 2021 (084) 628-8418 Panabo (Branch) nov. 15, 2021 (084) 628-842

ROSEGOLD PAWNSHOP & JEWELLER Main – San Pedro Cor. Anda Street Davao City Tel. Nos. (082) 221-1477; (082) 221-0355; (082)222-5039 Email us @ rosegoldpawnshop@gmail.com Valuable Items Highest Appraisal and Low Interest Rates at 3% Wholesaler and Retailers on all kinds of jewelry Rosegold Pawnshop Lapu-lapu Street, Agdao Davao City Tel. No. (082) 225-3637

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre St., Davao City (Fronting Limso Hospital) Tel. No. (082) 222-2104

Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre Street, Davao City (Beside NCCC Hardwaremaxx) Tel. No. (082) 295-6199

Rosegold Pawnshop KM6 Crossing Buhangin, Div. Road, Davao City Tel. No. (082) 241-2355

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All Jewelry and other articles pawned at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main, Rosegold Pawnshop Ilustre, Rosegold Pawnshop Bolton, Rosegold Pawnshop, Agdao and Rosegold Pawnshop Buhangin from june 16, 2021 to july 15, 2021. If not redeemed or renewed on or before december 17, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on december 20, 2021 at Rosegold Pawnshop San Pedro-Main from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

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


All pawned items that expired during the month of JULY 2021 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days before the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed, it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @ 9:00 A.M.

All pawned items that expired during the month of october 2020, if not renewed or redeemed on or before december 15, 2021 will be sold to the public on december 16, 2021 at 9:00a.m. at our pawnshop premises. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang AL-JOS PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa oktubre 2020. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko karong disyemBre 16, 2021 sa alas 9:00 sa buntag.

Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang DIAGOLD PAWNSHOP INC., magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan HULYO 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa na nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. EXPIRY DATES


JULY 2021



San Pedro street, Davao City (Fronting Queen Bank) Tel. No. (082) 222-1561 ; (082) 321-0128 Email: goldstandardpawnshopdavao@gmail.com

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

june 16, 2021 to july 15, 2021 if not redeemed or renewed on december 17, 2021 will be sold to the Public Auction on december 20, 2021 at our Pawnshop premises from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE All pawned items that expired during the Months of october 2021 (Regular Items) and november 2021 (Gadgets) must be redeemed or renewed two (2) days prior to the Auction date schedule as stated below. If not redeemed or renewed will be sold to the public on its respectively auction date schedule at its premises at 9:00 AM. BRANCHES: San Pedro (Main) Agdao Toril Bolton Digos City Claveria Km. 7 Lanang

AUTION DATE Tel. No. december 16, 2021 327-8832 december 16, 2021 327-6275 december 16, 2021 327-8503 december 16, 2021 392-3022 december 16, 2021 333-9945 december 16, 2021 296-8081 december 16, 2021 235-3473

december 03, 04 & 05, 2021


All pawned items at METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP that expired during the month of october 2021, if not renewed or redeemed on or before december 13, 2021, will be sold to the public on december 15, 2021. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang METRO GOLDBRILL PAWNSHOP magasubasta sa tanan nga nag-expired sa bulan sa oktubre 2021, kung dili malukat, ibaligya sa publiko karong disyembre 15, 2021. EXPIRY DATES october 2021

AUCTION DATES december 15, 2021


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


SAN PEDRO st., davao city - tel. no.: 227-3321

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


All pawned items of GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. that expired during the month of september 2021, if not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to the public on its respective auction schedule and premises at 9:00 a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan na ang GOLDVISION PAWNSHOP, INC. maga-subasta sa tanan nga nag-expire sa bulan sa setyembre 2021. Ang tanan prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES AUCTION DATE TEL. NO. General Lao, Toril

Agton. Toril Buhangin Magallanes Tagum Saavedra, Toril Agdao

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2nd Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 221-3355 • (082) 305-9496 2nd Level, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City Tel. No.: (082) 295-1505 • (082) 321-0525 email: Jrosefinejewelry@gmail.com • www.jrosejewels.ph

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

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DEC. 14, 2021


All pawned items that expire during the month of november 2021 must be renewed or redeemed two (2) days prior the Auction Schedule stated below. If not renewed or redeemed it will be sold to public on its respective auction schedule and premises @9:00a.m. Gipahibalo ang tanan nga ang GABBY’S INFINITE PAWNSHOP INC. magasubasta sa tanan nga nag expire sa bulan sa nobyembre 2021. Ang tanang prenda ibaligya sa publiko sa mga petsa nga nakabutang sa ubos, sa oras nga 9:00 sa buntag. BRANCHES




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december 03, 04 & 05, 2021

Salubong, Reuniting Filipinos everyone this Christmas There is a spark of hope once again in our hearts. Everyone is looking forward to a glorious Christmas like only us Filipinos know how. While distance remains the culprit behind many absences during Christmas gatherings, today, we live in a digital world that makes distance less remote. Wired and online, togetherness is just a click away. On December 10 and 11, Praxis, the experiential marketing arm of media agency Intersections, will connect all Filipinos in a one of a kind Christmas get-together. Knowing exactly how the pulse of the Pinoy beats, Intersection’s top brass is set to deliver the magic that makes us beam with happiness. “We thought about all our kababayan who won’t be able to come home in these times and figured – let’s bring the Filipino Christmas to them! Kantahan, tawanan, sayawan, lahat!” shared Intersections Managing Director April Yap. Designed as the music event of the season, Salubong is a spectacle, a must-watch for every Filipino at home and all of the world. This virtual concert hosted by partner KTX.ph promises to overwhelm the senses in the most wondrous way. Salubong brings together popular musical artists Aegis and Sponge Cola, and breakthrough rapper CLR spanning musical genres guaranteed to have everyone on their feet and moving to the beat. Co-producer iWant TFC will stage the event with state-of-the-art technology at ASAP Studio 10. Salubong is a concept brought to life by the best Filipino music event minds led by director Paul Alexei Basinillo. Salubong is much more than an immersive high energy virtual concert. At the core of such electricity in the music is the heart-warming force that unites all Filipinos anywhere in spirit. The happenings don’t stop when the music fades, and the lights go off. Expect behind-the-

scenes exchanges with the musical artists, a singalong to everyone’s favorite tunes. Attendees can send shoutouts to friends and family anywhere in the world, especially to all our beloved OFW Heroes! Don’t forget the Salu-Salo Social Wall for your comments, likes and shares. “We’re so humbled by the support of our partners who readily jumped in and helped lift this event off the ground. The Salubong activations are so Filipino! Like, we’re not the friendliest, and social media savvy people in the whole world for nothing!,” shares Gladys Basinillo, Intersections CEO. “Is there any other word that holds as much anticipation than a promise of pasalubong? Be good, and you get a treat. It’s been a tough 18 months, and yes, everyone needs a treat. And with Salubong, it’s a treat we wanted to share with Filipino families at home, or wherever they are,” adds Basinillo. Only love, fun and happiness for everyone in Salubong. Expect bright eyes, warm hugs, huge smiles, hands clasped tightly with another’s. In fact, #ExpectExtraordinary on December 10 and 11, over at KTX.ph. And we each shall have a Christmas music festival like no other. #salubunginangpasko

Power disruptions expected Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. will conduct a series of 30-minute power interruptions on December 4 and 5, affecting customers in several areas of Davao City. The first set of two 30-minute power interruptions will be conducted on December 4, Saturday, anytime between 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to facilitate distribution line upgrading works along corner Bacaca Road near Diversion Road. Specifically affected are customers from Car Care Center Petron along Bacaca Road up to Diversion Road, from Buhangin Underpass going to the entrance of Jade Valley



(MT-Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 03, 2021)

ternal Auditors and Auditing Firms Accreditation Registry System (EAAFARS), Integrated Compliance Monitoring, Evaluation and Enforcement System (ICMEES), Stress Testing for Capital Market Intermediaries, eMedia Hub, and Complaints Management System.

supporting the elections has already started earlier this year beginning with #MagpaRehistroKa of COMELEC, MullenLowe TREYNA, and Dashboard Philippines. The company supported the voter registration campaign by hosting the website on Google Cloud and promoting it on its

social media pages. In 2021, Google also launched #YOUTHink magazine both in English and in Cebuano in partnership with CANVAS as part of its commitment to helping fight misinformation through media and information literacy.

However, potential issues arising from travel restrictions and supply chain concerns hold back business sentiments. “We still observe that key foreign nationals of both

incoming and existing companies in the Philippines still experience problems coming in as entry measures and requirements remain rigorous, time-consuming, and burdensome,” Zimmer said. (PNA)

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previous survey. A lesser number of businesses expected worse business conditions in the next 12 months at 3 percent in the Fall 2021 survey from 9 percent in the Spring 2021 survey.

Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the estate of the late ESPERANZA JIMENEZ, who died intestate on December 30, 2020; That the deceased at the time of her death leaving a portion of a real property as co-owner more particularly described as follows: A parcel of land (Lot 4053-A, Psd-65712 being a portion of lot 4053, Guianga Cad. Situated in the Barangay Sirib, City of Davao, embraced by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-253301 issued by the Registry of Deeds of Davao City, containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND (30,000) SQUARE METERS more or less; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-114532 situated in the Barangay Sirib, City of Davao, containing an area of EIGHTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUDRED TWETY TWO (18,322) SQUARE METERS more or less; TRANSFERS CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-114533, situated in the Barangay Sirib, City of Davao, containing an area of EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ONE (8,501) SQUARE METERS more or less has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS OF THE LATE ESPERANZA JIMENEZ made and executed by and among her heirs per Doc. No. 300; Page No. 61; Book No. 94, Series of 2021 of the Notary Public ATTY. NAPOLEON F. SANGO of Davao City.

Statistical System (CIFFS), which functions as the Commission’s central database and processing software for all the data that it receives from all the corporations it monitors. The SEC is also set to launch more digitalization programs, including the Ex-

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ing election-related initiatives which aim to help people access useful and accurate information via product features and media literacy programs, encourage participation in the voting process, and help protect the integrity of the elections. Google’s work towards


Tibungco up to Daniel M. Perez Elem. School, including Buhisan, portion of Bunawan Proper and neighboring areas. Davao Light apologizes for the inconvenience brought about by these scheduled power interruptions. But it will exert all efforts to restore electric service as scheduled or earlier. However, there may be instances where restoration may extend beyond the schedule due to unavoidable circumstances. Please contact our 24/7 Customer Contact Service at 229-3572, 655-3572 (Panabo), 0917-864-2793 (Globe) or 0920-970-1357 (Smart) for any power interruption that will fall outside the given schedule.

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General Information Sheet (GIS), Sworn Statement for Foundations (SSF), General Form for Financial Statements (GFFS), Special Form for Financial Statement (SFFS) and other reportorial requirements. Aquino said the SEC has implemented its Company Investments and Financial


Homes, including El Rio Vista Village and neighboring areas. Also affected are customers from Santol Street corner Buhangin Diversion Road going to Floor Center Buhangin, including NHA Buhangin and nearby areas. Meanwhile, a separate two 30-minute power interruptions will be conducted on December 5, Sunday, anytime between 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. These service disruptions will be necessary to facilitate pole relocation and line reconfiguration works near Davao Light DRA Substation in Bunawan. Customers affected by these disruptions are those from Bottle King, Buhisan,

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMEMT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS OF THE LATE SPOUSES ANECITO C. TUQUIB and REGINA L. TUQUIB Pursuant to Sec. 1 Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the estate of the late SPOUSES ANECITO C. TUQUIB and REGINA L. TUQUIB, who died intestate on February 15, 2013 and on February 16, 2013, in Davao City, respectively; That the deceased SPOUSES at the time of their respective deaths leaving a parcel of land particularly described as follows; A parcel of land (Lot 91- A-1, Psd-11-018005 (AR) being a portion of Lot 19-A, Bsd-5310) situated in the Barangay Catalunan, Grande, City of Davao, containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND (30,000) SQUARE METERS more or less; has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMEMT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS OF THE LATE SPOUSES ANECITO C. TUQUIB and REGINA L. TUQUIB, made and executive by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 73; Page No. 16; Book No. 18, Series of 2021 of the Notary Public Atty. Salvador M. Bijis of Davao City. (MT-Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 2021)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF DONATIONS AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS Pursuant to Sec. Rule 74 of the Revised Rules on Court of the Philippines, notice is hereby given that the estate of the late SPOUSES ELPIDIA BARRIGA and TEOTIMO PRIETO, who died intestate on December 25, 2014 and January 6, 2012, in Davao City, respectively; That the deceased SPOUSES at the time of their respective deaths leaving a real property more particularly described to wit: A parcel of land (Lot 6, LRC Psd-148935, situated in the Barrio of Peñaplata, Municipality of Samal, Province of Daval del Norte, covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-261690 issued by the Registry of Deeds, Tagum City, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN (2,877) SQUARE METERS more or less has been the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF DONATIONS AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS made and executed by and among their heirs per Doc. No. 169; Page No. 35; Book No. 94, Series of 2021 of the Notary Public Atty. Napoleon F. Sango of Davao City. (MT- Nov. 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 2021)


december 03, 04 & 05, 2021

5 NPA members surrender, captured


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 August 2021. The said items will be sold to the public at the following VENUE AND DATE. Gipahibalo ang publiko na ang DAVAO ROS-VER PAWNSHOP, INC. og ang NEW PAG-ASA PAWNSHOP; magsubasta sa tanang prenda nga naremata atong Agosto 2021. Ang tanang prenda dungan nga ibaligya sa publiko sa mga sumusunod nga dapit og petsa:

By Rhoda Grace B. Saron

The military reported that a series of operations resulted in the capture and surrender of five members of the New People’s Army in the area of the 10th Infantry Division. The report said Meridio Sambilad of the Guerilla Front Tala was cornered during an operation in Sitio Bayabas, Barangay Tuyan, Malapatan, Sarangani on November 28.

Sambilad yielded a handgun and a rifle. Also captured was a certain Ram who fell into the hands of the 89th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Rancho, Barangay Kulaman Valley, Arakan, North Cotabato the following day. Also seized from him was a rifle. Another member of the armed group also surrendered in Brgy Pangao-an,

Magpet also on November 29, bringing with him a rifle. In Quezon, Bukidnon, the Community Support Team of the 3rd Infantry Battalion facilitated tin Quezon, Bukidnon facilitated the surrender Christian De Mesa Pancho and Roy Panes Lingco who also brought with them a grenade launcher and two revolvers.

LGUs may extend ‘Bakunahan’: NTF MANILA – The country's national massive inoculation drive dubbed "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" will continue for two more days, the National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 announced Thursday. In an advisory, the NTF said various local government units (LGUs) have requested the National Vaccine Operations Center (NVOC) to extend the

three-day Covid-19 vaccination drive as a "large" number of individuals are still flocking at the vaccination sites to get coronavirus vaccine. With this, the NTF allowed the LGUs to voluntarily extend their respective "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" drive until Friday. All the LGUs are requested to inform the Cent-

ers for Health Development if they wish to stretch their vaccination period that started on November 29. The Regional and Local Vaccination Operations Centers (RVOC), likewise, are directed to facilitate the augmentation of resources and provision of technical support. They are also tasked to ensure sufficient vaccine allocation and distribution

of ancillary supplies for the LGUs. Meanwhile, the NVOC is yet to release the official tally of vaccine throughput during the three-day "Bayanihan, Bakunahan" vaccination event from Monday to Wednesday. The government aimed to administer 9 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 8,000 inoculation sites nationwide. (PNA)

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed a Davao court verdict against KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a suit filed by a prominent physician over delayed luggage in 1998. In a recent decision penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, the high court, however, ruled to award only PHP350,000 in damages plus attorney’s fees and interest to Dr. Jose M. Tiongco. The original amount awarded by the Davao Regional Trial Court (RTC) was PHP3.6 million. Tiongco, a prominent surgeon and one of the founders of the Medical Mission Group Hospital and Health Services in Davao City, was invited in October 1998 by the United NationsWorld Health Organization (UN-WHO) to be a keynote speaker in Almaty, Kazakhstan in November of that year. In the absence of a di-

rect flight from Manila to Kazakhstan, Tiongco had to take a Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore where he took connecting flights of his main carrier KLM to Amsterdam and Frankfurt and then to Almaty. The flight departed from Amsterdam 45 minutes late and as a result, he missed his fourth flight from Frankfurt to Almaty. Informed of his predicament, Tiongco was then booked by KLM to fly to Istanbul onboard Lufthansa and from there to his final destination in Almaty. As a result of the change in schedule, Tiongco was left with no choice but to board the flight to Almaty without his luggage. Upon arrival in the hotel where the UN-WHO convention would be held, Tiongco took a shower and changed into a pair of slacks and a sweatshirt. He went downstairs where the conference would

be held. I n i t i a l l y, h o w e v e r, Tiongco was not allowed entry into the venue because of his inappropriate attire. Tiongco explained to the organizers that his suitcase containing his clothes and important materials for his speech got lost during his flight. It was only then that he was allowed inside the venue. Tiongco then delivered his lecture without any of his visual aids and despite being inappropriately attired. When he finished his speech, some of the attendees approached him and asked for his resource materials. However, he was unable to give them the materials since they were also in his missing suitcase. Three months after Tiongco returned to the Philippines, there was still no news about the whereabouts of his luggage and in March 1999, he wrote the three air-

lines for compensation. The airlines said their liability was limited to USD20 per kilo under international air travel rules. In its ruling, the Davao RTC said KLM is solely liable for the damages on account of the lost suitcase and that it failed to exercise extraordinary care in handling it. It noted that being the airline that issued the tickets, KLM is the principal in the contract and liable for acts and omissions of the other airlines to which it endorsed the other legs of the flight. The court said the airline "displayed indifference to the plight and inconvenience suffered by Tiongco" and "made empty promises that his luggage would be traveling with him and even failed to inform Tiongco that his suitcase had been found." "Moreover, it did not return the luggage to him even after it was found," the court said. (PNA)

SC upholds airline liable for luggage lost in 1998

AFFIDAVIT OF CONFIRMATION AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS We, CORAZON FLORES MORALES, of legal age, Filipino, widow with postal address at Davao City Philippines, and ERWIN CARL FLORES MORALES, also of legal age, Filipino, single and with postal address at Davao City, after having duly been sworn to in accordance with law hereby depose and say: That we are the only surviving heirs of the late EDECIO M. MORALES, the latter having died on June 4, 2000 in Davao City; That I, CORAZON FLORES MORALES being his legitimate surviving spouse, and I, ERWIN CARL FLORES MORALES being also the only legitimate son of my said parents EDECIO M. MORALES and CORAZON FLORES MORALES; That I, CORAZON FLORES MORALES hereby manifest and declare that my marriage with my aforementioned husband EDECIO M. MORALES was truly solemnized on December 22, 1977 in Davao City and out of our marital union we begot only one child named ERWIN CARL FLORES who was indeed born on June 7, 1978 in Davao City. That indeed consequently a house and lot was acquired by and in the name of EDECIO M. MORALES identified as Lot 19, Blk 2 of the consolidation and subdivision plan Pcs-11-001563, being a portion of consolidation Lots 4177-A, 4177-B, 4177-C, 4177-D & 4177-E (LRC) Psd-276121 situated at Ma-a City of Davao covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-217820 containing an area of 120 Square meters more or less and bungalow and/or single storey residential house constructed thereon; That without our consent and imprimatur, EDECIO M. MORALES sold the above-described house and lot to and in favor of RICARDO U. ROALES for and in consideration of SIXTY THOUSAND (P60,000.00) PESOS by the virtue of document denominated as “DEED OF SALE WITH ASSUMPTION OF MORTGAGE” duly executed before Notary Public GERVACIO R. VALENTEROS, JR. as per Doc. No. 159; Page No. 3; Book no. 5; Series of 1999; That likewise RICARDO U. ROALES or two months thereafter, that is, on December 20, 1999 sold the above-described house and lot to QUILLY S. ALERIA, DEWANNIE S. ALERIA, MARITESS S. ALERIA, as represented by their legal guardian GLORIA SAJULGA ALERIA of Davao City for an in consideration of the sum of SEVENTY THOUSAND (P 70,000.00) PESOS, as evidenced by a document identified as denominated as “DEED OF SALE WITH ASSUMPTION OF MORTGAGE” duly executed before Notary Public RENATO B. PAGATPATAN per Doc. No. 187; Page No. 38; Book No. 87; Series of 1999; That further upon virification we are convinced that the sale of the above-described house and lot by EDECIO M. MORALES to the aforementioned first buyer RICARDO U. ROALES, thence to GLORIA SAJULGA ALERIA representing for her wards QUILLY S. ALERIA, DEWANNIE S. ALERIA AND MARITESS S. ALERIA were done in good faith and said buyer are also in good faith more so that in the Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-217820 embracing the subject lot aforeindicated the civil status of said EDECIO M. MORALES was clearly indicated therein as SINGLE; That in view of the foregoing and considering the fact that RICARDO U. ROALES and GLORIA SAJULGA ALERIA representing her aforenamed wards are both buyers in good faith and considering that the disposition of the said house and lot were for a valuable consideration to the full and complete satisfaction of the late EDECIO M. MORALES, we hereby equivocally declare, manifest, validate and CONFIRMED the legality and/or validity of the sale of the above-described house and lot by EDECIO M. MORALES, both in favor of RICARDO U. ROALES and that of QUILLY S. ALERIA DEWANNIE S. ALERIA and MARITESS S. ALERIA as represented therein by their legal guardian GLORIA SAJULGA ALERIA as they are buyers in good faith, and therefore, waiving any and all our rights over the said HOUSE AND LOT; That we are executing this affidavit of confirmation and waiver of rights in order to attest to the truth of the foregoing facts and circumstances surrounding the sale/disposition of the above-described house and lot and that the same is likewise executed in order also to apprise the NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION and other government instrumentalities concerned of the fact that we are CONFIRMING the validity of the sale of said properties so that by reason hereof the sale of said property to QUILLY S. ALERIA, DEWANNIE S. ALERIA and MARITESS S. ALERIA as represented therein by their legal guardian GLORIA SAJULGA ALERIA will be given due course and legal effect by the government agencies concerned. Per Doc. No. 364; Page No. 77; Book No. XXIV Series of 2001 of the Notary Public ATTY. RIZAL A. GIERRAN of Davao City. (MT-Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 2021)

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Curbing plastic wastes

The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) has projected that the city’s sanitary landfill may be filled up with volumes of wastes from residential, commercial, and industrial establishments by 2023.

This might, however, be already congested earlier than the expected date if plastic wastes and other litters continue to pile up at the sanitary landfill. The key solution to this concern? Do proper waste segregation.In partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange

(PCEx), SM Supermalls and SM Cares have worked on promoting responsible solid waste management as the site for plastic waste collection program. This is also a team effort with Nestle Philippines, Colgate Palmolive, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. “With the plastic waste collection program, everyone can contribute to the environment by dropping off their empty, clean, and dry plastic waste,” shares SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan. All are welcome to turnover plastic wastes at the collection site located at Open Parking B near Main Mall Entrance in SM City Davao from 10AM to 5PM daily. The collected wastes will be recycled to produce other useful products like chairs, tables, and blocks with the help of PCEx that would haul and bring to valorizing affiliates. The program is also present in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City North Edsa, SM City Fairview, SM City Marikina, SM East Ortigas, SM Marilao, and SM Southmall. Accepted waste Plastic wastes that can be accepted at the collection site include PET and HDPE bottles, styrofoam, plastic bags, disposable containers, utensils and straw, sachets, snack packs, shampoo, conditioner and detergent containers, bubble wrap, and e-commerce pouches. Plastic wastes must be empty, clean, and dry before dropping at the collection site. Score deals Through joining this endeavor, shoppers who will turn in their used plastic products until December 20 will be given with 10% discount (redeemable via QR code points) on select Safeguard and Oral B products at Watsons until December 20. This is part of P & G’s support to help in environment conservation. The next time when you see plastic wastes, collect and drop it at plastic waste collection area. Do your part now.

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