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CONTENTS NATIONAL

• Aquino calls for awareness of neurology • Palace says relentless fight against human

OUR COVER

Today’s cover features

trafficking will continue

• Government prepared to handle flooding, asks

LGUs to be vigilant

NCCC:Davao’s Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga)

homegrown • DILG-13 reveals Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2011 Winners shopping empire • 3-day Workshop on Updating Government Policies, Systems

and Procedures for Punong Barangays and Secretaries • Carrascal receives Award of Excellence being the Cleanest and Greenest municipality in Surigao del Sur • Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital maglusad og Centennial Fun Run • Bislig Mayor mapasalamaton sa provincial government

Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) An Electronic News Magazine

published daily by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Mindanao Clusters

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• 2011 MOFYA regional winners proudly Pagadianons • Grievance officer expresses disappointment with some 4Ps beneficiaries • PNP nangandam alang sa umaabot nga Pista Opisyal • Pres. Aquino mimando pagpagawas sa pondo para sa pre-school program • FAO mikutlo sa tinguha sa Pilipinas aron makabaton igong supply sa bugas sa tuig 2013

Executive Editor …….........

EFREN F. ELBANBUENA Cluster Head, Southern, Western and Central Mindanao Regional Director, PIA Region XI

Managing Editor …….........

ABNER M. CAGA Cluster Head, Northern and Northeastern Mindanao Regional Director, PIA Caraga Region

Associate Editors …….......

OLIVIA T. SUDARIA Regional Director, PIA Region XII

RUTCHIE C. AGUHOB Officer-in-charge, PIA Region X

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region)

Jocelyn P. Alvarez, PIA Region IX Elaine O. Ratunil, PIA Region X Rudolph Ian G. Alama, PIA Region XI Danny E. Doguiles, PIA Region XII Robert E. Roperos, PIA Caraga Region Nora CL Molde, PIA Caraga Region

• FARMER Cooperators show yiels of pagkaoin at kita program in corn harvest • Mati amihan skimriders sweeps awards in the 3rd Nat’l skimboarding competition • 5th Dayaw Fest formally opened in Tagum • Comval Province gihingusgan ang pag-kolekta sa 40 Excise Tax sa Mining

Regional Desk Editors …...

NOEMI A. EDAGA Regional Director, PIA Region IX

Copy Editor ……………….. Robert E. Roperos, PIA Caraga Region Layout Artists ……………... Gerie Mae G. Coco, PIA Caraga Region Richard D. Atillo, PIA Caraga Region Editorial Advisers ……….... ATTY. JOSE A. FABIA Director-General Philippine Information Agency

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SEC. HERMINIO “Sonny” B. COLOMA Presidential Communications Operations Office

Northern Mindanao • DepEd inks partnerships in Lanao del Sur to sustain health care program • DAR-NorMin identifies 5 ARC’s for the solar power program • Cag. de Oro Mayor supports move to temporarily stop implementation of Juvenile Welfare Act • SP establishes Cag. de Oro power, water, telecom board

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN) • Gov. Pingoy inutos ang mas matinding pagbabantay sa mga minahan sa South Cotabato • Manhunt sa mga nang-ambush ng pampasaherong trak sa Maguindanao, nagpapatuloy • DOH inaprubahan na ang P29 M na pondo para sa pag papatayo ng ospital sa Surallah • Audit sa Maridagao-Malitubog irrigation project hiniling ni Gov. Mendoza

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Cover Story: NCCC: Davao’s homegrown shopping empire

by Mai Gevera-Macapagat

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hat used to start as a textile outlet in 1952 is now Davao’s fast-sprawling homegrown shopping mall that it has saturated even the most distant communities of the city.

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Started by the family patriach Lim Tian Siu, the New City Commercial Corporation or NCCC was originally built along Uyanguren Street as a textile outlet. Inspired by the work of his father, the eldest son Henry then created a supermarket business in 1978, expanding the textile section into a department store. Dubbed as one of the establishments offering the cheapest cost of grocery products and other items, this has become the strongest edge of the store capturing the hearts of a number of Dabawenyos.

could imagine, the Lims thought of going nearer to its customers and sparing them the burden of having to travel far just to buy the cheapest goods. NCCC then opened six more malls in Magsaysay, Tagum City, Centerpoint, Maa, Panacan, and Calinan. Within thirty years, it has provided its customers with the best priced quality products and services. NCCC has diversified to include, breads and pastries from Breadfactory, health and pharmaceutical products from HB1, hardware and do-it-yourself home fixtures from Hardwaremaxx, perfect film and digital picComes nearer tures from Kodato customers’ kan, your one-stop homes bowling, pool, KTV Faster than one spot and restobar

with B3, and quality movie releases in a lively acoustic theater set-up at NCCC Cinemas. In 1991, the owners’ business acumen as pioneers also allowed them to build a landmark in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; to expand NCCC Tagum into NCCC Mall Tagum; and launch its first express oulet, the NCX in 2002. But 5

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by far, the largest and boldest step is set to be made as NCCC opened its biggest store in December 2003, NCCC Mall Davao, at the corner of MacArthur Highway and Ma-a Road, Davao City. Every branch is guided by its business venture which highlights the attributes of a Davao-based mall. It continues to as-

pire to feature the best products from Davao, so it positions itself as “Dabawinyo ni”, a play on Dabawenyo and “inyo” which means “our store is a homegrown outlet that puts premium value on your money by providing a daily shopping destination for your everyday needs.” Unfazed by the entry of Manilabased shopping malls and built in strategic locations all over the city, NCCC decided to take a unique and different path. Instead of building bigger malls to counter the positioning of competitors, the owner believed that the best way to maintain and keep the market is to open small to medium size outlets, largely due to

space and development constraints that malls take from its environs. With another SM Mall opening in the South along with the newly opened Abreeza Mall of the Ayalas, NCCC management sees it not of a competition but an opportunity. “New players are always a sign of growth as well as a sign of continuous improvement in service. Our belief in Davao’s growth solidifies our resolve to open more outlets where communities need us.” said Engr. Ruel Gustilo, mall director. Goes closer to the heart of customers The mall gives premium importance to its customers, calling them partners. It main6

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tains a Rewards Cardmember Program that entices shoppers to earn points while shopping. Its new feature includes a microchip that updates points per purchase on time. There’s no need for them to wait. What the mall considers the real gem in the business

are those they call “Kanegosyo” partners. They are those institutional partners, wholesalers and small retail (sari-sari) stores that are card members who earn points on their bulk purchases and earn rebates at the end of the year. NCCC remains to be the top choice of this particular market.

To further prove that customers remain as the mall’s priority, the mall management implements a “no-tipping” policy branchwide. “As our service is complete and whole, we strongly advise customers that there is no need to pay “extra” for assistance and delivery of packages, 7

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or for any service that is rendered by our associates. We encourage customers to commend these employees by writing us or should any employee receive tips, to report the same to us.� Gustilo added.

tomers, the management also puts value in treating its employees. NCCC honors its foremost social responsibility to its employees, ensuring that their salaries are within what the law prescribes and are paid in full, A heart for the as well as its acemployees companying lawful Equally as im- benefits. portant as its cus- It has also main-

tained to support the school obligations of its employees whose children are doing well in school and provided free medical consultation and counseling to its employees and their immediate dependents. Keeping up to its responsibility to the community, the management created NCCC Cares. 8

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One of its projects is its support to poor children with school financial grants in public schools for elementary, high school and tertiary levels. It also plans to widen its educational assistance to include technical 8

and vocational skills to interested grantees. The mall also supports RA 9003 or the act that provides for an ecological solid waste program. NCCC regularly holds the Buy Back Fair to receive recyclables

from households that segregate. It is held every last Saturday of the month at NCCC Mall Davao, every 2nd Saturday of every other month in NCCC Centerpoint and NCCC Panacan. As of October 2011, total recyclables received weigh a total of 19,138.60 kilograms. NCCC is one business that proves that humble beginnings could actually go as big as one could imagine. It is Davao’s very own, loved and opted by the people. When asked how it positions itself in the coming years, the management reiterates the owner’s goal of aiming to continue service to customers as it has been doing for the past 33 years.

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Aquino calls for awareness of neurology

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resident Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the second week of November of each year as Neurology Week to help attain a sustained and dedicated commitment among the various sectors of society towards improving the awareness of neurological disorders.

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Proclamation No. 263 was signed on September 30, 2011 by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. with the aim to increase awareness and understanding of neurological illnesses to enable the citizenry to take active roles in the prevention of such diseases. The President noted that the Philippine Neurological Association (PNA) is the lead organization concerned with

the delivery of neurological care, education and research for the promotion of health and well-being of Filipinos. “A commemoration of Neurology Week will benefit various communities which are in need of neurological care from simultaneous outreach programs to be undertaken nationwide which will provide neurological services, and conduct scientific activities and other ad-

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vocacy programs,” President Aquino said. He enjoined the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Education (DepEd), PNA and the different non-government sectors and training institutions to effectively collaborate to ensure a beneficial and productive commemoration of the event. (JS)

Palace says relentless fight against human trafficking will continue alacanang said the government will intensify its fight against human trafficking particularly after US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. issued an apology over his comments saying 40 percent of foreign tourists come to the Philippines for “sex tourism.” 12 Saturday, October 8, 2011

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In a radio interview over state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that as far as the Palace is concerned the issue on Thomas’ sex tourism comment is closed. “Kausap ko kasi si Secretary Albert del Rosario ngayon so we were informed that the Ambassador already issued through a text message his regret over the statement that he made. So we consider the issue a close case, but our fight against human trafficking continues,” Lacierda said when asked by re-

porters about Thomas’ apology. “Patuloy po ang ating pag-prosecute sa mga taong taking advantage of our people and our young ones,” he added. Lacierda said that it’s clear that the statements of Thomas aren’t back by proper statistics that’s why he apologized to Secretary del Rosario and the Philippine government. In his recent statements Thomas said that 40 percent of foreign men who travel to the Philippines do so for “sexual tourism” prompting the Philippine

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government to question the Ambassador’s motives. Some Filipino legislators also asked Thomas to clarify his statements and explain where he got his figures. Some quarters also expressed their concern saying the ambassador’s words could be used to justify an intensified “safe sex” campaign at a time when Filipinos were in the midst of an intense debate over the controversial Reproductive Health Bill currently being considered in the legislature. (AS)

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In an interview over governmentrun dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda likewise asked local officials to remain vigilant for possible flooding brought about by heavy rains. “Two things po, the NDRRMC again is on top of the situation. Kaka-interview lang po kay Gen. Benito Ramos. Ang aming pakiusap lang sa mga local officials to be more vigilant--make sure that the protocols are observed,” he said. “Ang pangalawa po, to ensure na iyong mga maaapektuhan po Saturday, October 8, 2011

noong baka sakaling pag-release ng tubig sa Ipo Dam-to convince the residents na sila ay maaapektuhan ng paglabas ng tubig ay magsilikas na,” he added. At the same time Lacierda clarified some concerns regarding the release of assistance to flood victims, particularly after it was reported that some people have falsely represented the victims to get donations. “May mga hoax na lumalabas, may mga nag-i-scam to take advantage of the situation, and the DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and De-

velopment) and all the agencies are aware kung may scam pong ganyan. We are also vigilant with respect to that,” he said. Lacierda also said that the DSWD and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are the fronliners in terms of giving assistance to the victims, and legitimate victims could ask help from them. Sa pagtulong in terms of relief, DSWD is always there. Do not hesitate to ask from them,” he said. (AS)

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DILG-13 reveals Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2011 Winners by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

he Regional Awards Committee of Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2011 chaired by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has selected winners for the provincial, city and

municipal levels.

Other members include Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Health

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(DOH), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Propegemus Foundation, Rotary Club of Midtown Butuan and Butuan Chamber of Commerce.

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DILG-13...from page 14 governance performance management system for 2010, b.) result of the seal of good housekeeping in 2011, c.) innovations introduced for the last three years and d.) regional or national awards/distinctions received in 2010. Agusan del Norte emerged as the winner for the provincial level. They are entitled to a cash award of three million pesos (Php3,000,000.00). In the case of cities, Surigao City is the win-

ner and is entitled to a two million pesos (Php2,000,000.00) cash award. Lastly, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur is the winner for the municipal level category and will be receiving one million pesos (Php1,000,000.00) award. However, since the prizes are to be taken from the Performance Challenge Fund of the DILG, the awards are governed by certain policies as provided under

the General Appropriations Act of 2011. The prizes will be used to finance projects that are geared towards the attainment of the MDGs, local economic development or those that relate to adaptation to climate change and preparedness for disasters. The awarding ceremony will be held on October 11, 2011 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila.

3-day Workshop on Updating Government Policies, Systems and Procedures for Punong Barangays and Secretaries by Mary Nol P. Aban

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Oct. 8 (PIA) – To further equip the punong barangays and barangay secretaries with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to make them more effective partners for effective governance, a 3-day seminarworkshop on the updating of Government Policies, Systems and Procedures for Punong Barangays and Barangay Secretaries was jointly conducted by the Municipalities of San Francisco, Esperanza and Sibagat Agusan del Sur recently at the White Beach Resort, Tagcatong, Carmen, Agusan del Norte. The seminar focused on the relevance of Barangay Government Performance Manage-

ment System and Citizen’s Charter in a barangay government; culture of transparency, respon-

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3day workshop...from page 15 lution, ordinance; and reporting. Other topics discussed were the proper recording and filing of records and the role of Punong Barangays in the implementation of government programs and projects. Participants un-

derwent workshops on the preparation of the State of Barangay Governance Report (SBGR) and on the basic steps and procedures in conducting a session. The Participants also role played their respective duties, functions,

and responsibility in their areas of jurisdiction. DILG Provincial Director Arleen Ann R. Sanchez graced the final day of the undertaking and distributed Certificates of Completion to participants.

Carrascal receives Award of Excellence being the Cleanest and Greenest municipality in Surigao del Sur by Joseph l. Urgel, MLGOO BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 8 (PIA) – After four (4) consecutive years of implementing best sanitation and solid waste management practices in the municipality, the local government of Carrascal received again the award of excellence as the 2010 Gawad Probinsya sa Kapaligiran Program First Placer beating other municipalities 4th to 6th class in the province. Carrascal is now recognized as “Hall of Famer” for Category B (4th to 6th class municipalities) for winning three (3) consecutive GPK First Place awards. In the year 2007, the municipality enacted its enviromental ordinance with provisions on solid waste management and sanitation regulations. The “No Segregation, No Collection Policy” is implemented to reduce the solid waste volume by 50% and maximizes community engagement 16

on curbing the increased generation of garbage from households affecting the health of the people and the environment. Mayor Vicente Pimentel, Jr. stresses that the taxes from mining operations should be effectively utilized on environmental mitigation measures especially on solid waste management programs. The LGU have been spending more than one million each year fow SWM programs and have been developing its ecological park as alternative

final disposal facility. Remarkably, the LGU is consistent on providing incentives and awards for barangays that comply the said environmental ordinance with its annual clean and green contest. With reports from the Municipal Health Office’s Sanitation Department, the municipality has a decreased number of household without sanitary toilets. Barangay Caglayag and Babuyan have no households without sanitary toilets. Saturday, October 8, 2011


Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital maglusad og Centennial Fun Run ni Roselyn G. Exaure

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Okt. 8 (PIA) –- Gikatakdang maglusad og Centenial Fun Run ang Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital karong October 9, 2011, nga pagasugdan alas 5:00 ang takna sa buntag sa City Sports Complex sa syudad sa Butuan. Gibutyag ni Dr. Elizabeth Campado, Provincial Health Officer ni’ng probinsya nga ang maong kalihukan kabahin kini sa pagsaulog sa Centennial Year sa Provincial Hospital sa pagserbisyo ngadto na sa katawhan, ubos sa temang “ADNPHO 100:

Withstanding & Meeting Challeges of Time.” Gidugang pa ni Campado nga ang maong Fun Run abli kini alang sa tanan nga buot mosalmot nga nagpangidaron ug 7anyos pataas, kon diin adunay cash prizes ug trophies ang ipanghatag

sa mga modaug, kon diin nabahin kini sa duha ka mga category nga mao ang 5 Kilometer ug 3 Kilometer Fun Run. Ang buot mosalmot mamahimo lamang nga magparehistro sa Capitol Lobby, Capitol Compound, Butuan City.

Bislig Mayor mapasalamaton sa provincial government

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Okt. 8 (PIA) -- Daku ang pagpasalamat ni Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte human napili sa mga empleyado sa kapitolyo probinsyal ang Tinuy-an Falls nga bisitahan sa bag-ohay pa lamang nga gipahigayon nga Family Day.

Sa gihimong courtesy call ni Agusan del Norte Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho, mipaabot sa iyang pasalamat si Mayor Librado Navarro. Sumala pa sa opisyal nga usa ka Saturday, October 8, 2011

dakung garbo alang kanila ang pagbisita sa mga empleyado sa kapitolyo, ug daku usab kini nga tabang sa pagpalambo sa maong lugar pinaagi sa gibayad nga entrance fee nga tag

P50 matag usa, tungod kay ubay-ubay pa ang kakulangon sa pagpalambo sa maong lugar nga naila na usab nga usa sa pinaka-nindot nga talan-awon sa tibook Caraga Region. (RGE) 17


2011 MOFYA regional winners proudly Pagadianons

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by Gideon C. Corgue

he hard life of being a vendor, working student, farmer, waiter, tricycle driver, and mechanic have greatly contributed to the success of this year’s regional winner of the search for the “2011 Model Overseas Filipino Worker Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) land-based held in Lantaka Hotel, Zamboanga City on October 4. City Councilor Arnold Robes Gavenia, 47, who received a plaque of recognition, certificate and total cash of P25,000 from the Overseas Workers

Welfare Administration (OWWA) recounted his very difficult life during his childhood that forced him to work abroad. His deep concern

and commitment to help his family motivated him to work so hard at an early age. Arnold, second of the five children of a farmer and a plain 19

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housewife lived a simple life. Their family’s earnings has never been enough to provide for his educational needs so he started to work at the age of 11 when he was then a grade 5 pupil in Sta. Maria Elementary School, Bulacan. Being a ‘pandesal’ boy, he had to wake up at 3:00 am to prepare and to sell hot pandesal around the neighborhood until 7am. He also sells ice candy and other stuffs during weekends and in the churches during Sundays to support his schooling. “Dahil sa kahirapan ng buhay ako ay natutong magtinda ng pandesal para matustusan ko ang aking pag-aaral (Because of poverty, I learned to sell ‘pandesal’ to fund my schooling),” Arnold said. “Walang takot na tinawid ko araw-araw

ang ilog ng ‘Kikema’ na nakahubad lukdo ko ang karton na puno ng mga pandesal para maipagbili ko sa aking kapitbahay (Without fear, I crossed the ‘Kikema’ river everyday carrying a box filled with pandesal to sell it to my neighbors),” Arnold narrated. Arnold had stopped schooling when he was in 2nd year high school due to financial constraint. He then decided to do farming and helped his grandfather in tilling the 1.6 hectares of rice land which the family owned. After he graduated his secondary education in Mac Arthur Academy, he stayed in his uncle’s house in Novaliches and worked as a tricycle driver. He studied in the afternoon at the Pioneer Radio Electronic School taking up Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Techni-

cian. He was hired at the Pioneer Texturizing Company in 19821985, as an air-conditioning technician and still drives at night for additional income. Arnold applied at the Aries Promotion Agency in Makati City, as an overseas worker. He was first assigned in Damam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He served as waiter in a Safari company where he earns $450 a month and also earns in some other additional sidelines like gardening and occasionally serving some officers of the military forces in Saudi earning additional money which he put into savings. He was proud to have been chosen as one of the workers who served King Fahad from among his co-workers from Bangladesh, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and 20

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Thailand. “Hardships, pressure from work and homesickness never stopped me from struggling since I still have to help my 2 brothers and 2 sisters for their schooling,” Arnold said. They are now gainfully employed and enjoying the fruits of hard work and determination to succeed in life. One of his sisters is now a radiologist and works in the US. His eldest brother is a pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist, his other sister is now happily married and living a comfortable life while his younger brother is working in Libya. When he came back to the country in 1988, he decided to travel to Pagadian City and asked help from his uncle Mr. Jerry Gavenia, one of the stockholders of South-

ern Mindanao Colleges where he enrolled and worked taking up Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The five fruitful years in college have never been easy for Arnold to cope up but despite the difficulties, he was a consistent honor student and received the 3rd highest honor in 1993 when he graduated. In the same year, he flew to Taiwan and worked as a factory worker/ production staff in Hai Pa Wang company. He did parttime work in a bicycle company to earn additional income. “With my savings in working abroad, I started to buy properties. I bought a lot in Napolan which I acquired through a loan,” Gavenia said. Aside from that, he earned P15,000 a month as a dictionary

and book distributor. Valuing his education, he took the board examinations in 1997 and luckily passed. He is now a full-fledged civil engineer. Arnold ventured into the motorcycle business. With an initial capital of P87,000, he established “GLAVY’S Enterprises”. After 3 years, the business had expanded and he decided to put up 2 more branches. His latest business interest is “Pinoy Grill”, a four-storey restaurant in Lumbia District which he recently opened. In 2007, Arnold decided to join politics where he has served for two terms. He attributes all his success and achievements first to God, and second to his wife Juvy P. Lacar, with their 4 children who are very supportive and gives 21

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him enough encouragement to pursue his goals and ambitions in life. As Model Overseas Filipino Worker Family of the Year regional awardee, he encouraged his fellow OFWs to work hard and with strong determination, coupled with prayer and believe that suc-

cess can never be too far away. He further inspires everyone with his favorite quote, “ No one is rich enough to buy back yesterday, but if you have the character to do better things today, you will be the richest one tomorrow”. Another Pagadianon, Mr. Leandro Villacanas

and family won the MOFYA sea-based category. Gavenia and Vil-

lacanas are the officials nominee for the land-based and seabased category for the MOFYA national level, respectively which is slated on December 7, 2011. (ALT)

Grievance officer expresses disappointment with some 4Ps beneficiaries by Franklin P. Gumapon Pagadian City, 08 Oct. (PIA) – Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), grievance officer Jerry Requillo recently disclosed that it is very disappointing to learn that some beneficiaries of the program are not doing anymore their usual task to earn a living because they are now dependent on the monthly assistance they receive from the program. He said, at the start of the program implementation, the identified beneficiaries were made to understand that the 4Ps program is not meant to make them lazy, but it is an augmentation assistance given to them to support the schooling and good

health of their children as well as the welfare of pregnant and lactating mothers. This is one of the conditions they have to comply. The benefits they receive is intended for the whole family because if we look into it, this grant is intended for the health and education of

their children,Requillo said. “Let us bear in mind that this grant is for the welfare of your children and you have to use it properly and for its intended purpose,” Requillo stressed. The notebooks, slippers, and bags are part of the monthly supplement 22

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Grievance officer...from page 21 the children need, to include the vitamins, milk and even allowances in school. These are the reasons why children stop schooling, because their parents can not afford to provide the basic needs of their children. The assistance they receive from the program are basically intended to address the needs of their schoolchildren, Requillo exhorted. Requillo strongly urged the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to make use of the monthly financial assistance for their own development. He said the

program is only good for five (5) years, after which they need to stand on their own to continue sending their children to school. On the other hand, Requillo also disclosed that as an answer to the complaint they received that some beneficiaries of the program are active government employees, in which case are not supposed to avail of the assistance from 4Ps, he said they are now conducting a validation to prove as to what is the basis of their actual family income. He said, this will

not take a long process, because they already forwarded their recommendation to DSWD central office to delete these people from the list and if this will be finalized, they will be dropped from the list of beneficiaries. As of this date, there are some 600-800 beneficiaries who were recommended for delisting, because they were not qualified to avail the assistance. There were also some teachers who already waived their membership in the program, Requillo concluded. (DSWD-9)

PNP nangandam alang sa umaabot nga Pista Opisyal NI Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 8(PIA)—Ang Philippine National Police nangandam na karon sa ipatumang seguridad sa umaabot nga taas nga pista opisyal nga magsugod tapos nga bahin sa Oktubre hangtud na sa Nobyembre 2, 2011, adlaw sa Kalag-kalag. Matod pa ni PNP Chief Director-General Nicanor Bartolome, karon pa lang ila nang giplastar ang groundwork para sa sistematikong pagbu-

tang ug beat ug mobile patrols sa mga lugar diin kasagarang nahitabo ang mga krimen isip lakangpanseguridad aron mapakgang ang mga elementong kriminal nga mohimo sa ilang dautang plano. Sumala pa sa tigpamaba sa PNP nga si Chief

Supt. Agrimino Cruz, Jr., gimanduan na ni Bartolome ang tanang rehiyonal nga kamanduan sa PNP nga higpitan ang implementasyon sa Police Integrated Patrol System(PIPS). Kini gilangkuban sa pagpahigayon ug check-point operations 23

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PNP nangandam...from page 22 kang kansang katuyoan rail transit stations; pantamao ang pagsanta sa pa- lan ug mga tugpahanan. glihok sa dautang el- Gimanduan usab ni emento nga magdala ug Bartolome ang tanang pomga armas; Pagpadala lice commanders nga tuug Motorized Street Anti- bagon ang mga insidente sa Crime Operatives sa mga krimen nga mahimo sa mga lugar nga dunay daghang malefactors riding tandem mga tawo sama sa mga motorcycles nga kalagmishopping centers, malls, tang nangbiktima ug mga ug busy nga kadalanan. estudyante panahon sa Sa samang higayon, kagabhion, ug pagsumiti matod pa ni Cruz, dugan- gilayon ug report ngadto gan usab sa PNP ang mga kaniya kabahin sa insidente. pulis nga ipahimutang sa Sumala pa ni Barlmga bus terminal; mass tolome, ang performance

sa mga pulis sulod niining maong panahon mahimong tipik sa Performance Evaluation Report sa ilang kasamtangang posisyon. “Nasakitan ako matag higayon nga makabasa akog report nga dunay atong mga kaigsoonan nga gusto lang untang makig-reunion sa ilang mga mahal sa kinabuhi ug maglingaw-lingaw ang nahimo na hinoong biktima sa mga kriminal,” matod pa ni Bartolome

Pres. Aquino mimando pagpagawas sa pondo para sa pre-school program DIPOLOG CITY, Oct. 8(PIA) —- Si Presidente Benigno Aquino III mimando karon sa Department of Budget and Management alang sa pagpagawas sa 1.4 ka bilyon ka pesos nga pondo para sa pre-school program sa gobyerno. Matod pa ni Budget Sec. Florencio “Butch” Abad, ang pondo gamiton sa Department of Education (DepE) para sa implementasyon sa PreSchool Education for All Children sa tibuok nasod. Tumong sa maong programa nga hingpit nga maandam ang mga kabataan sa di pa sila mosulod sa Grade I kon sa unang ang-

ang sa ilang pagtungha. Si Abad miingon nga ang dakong bahin sa maong pondo nga 1.38 bilyones ka pesos maoy gamiton para sa isweldo sa mga volunteer-teachers gikan niadtong Hunyo hangtud sa Disyembre karong tuiga. Kini direktang i-release ngadto sa rehiyonal nga mga buhatan sa DepEd. Samtang ang 32.4 mi-

lyones ka pesos nga adto i release sa DepEd Central Office maoy gamiton sa pagmonitor ug pagpahigayon ug mga pagbansaybansay, ug uban pang kalihokan nga dunay kalabutan sa implementasyon sa kindergarten program. Ang DepEd dunay 2 ka matang sa kindergarten program---ang Kindergarten Regular Program 24

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Pres. Aquino...from page 23 (KRP) ug ang Kindergarten Volunteer Program (KVP). Ilalom sa unang sistema, ang klase dumalaon sa permanenteng mga magtutudlo,nga dunay duha ka klase, diin ang matag klase dunay 25 ngadto sa 30 ka mga magtutungha. Samtang ang ikaduhang sistema,dumalaon sa mga magtutudlo nga walay item sa DepEd Plantilla of Personnel apan nakatuman sa ubang mga rekisitos. Sa ikaduhang sistyema, ang mga bata nga dili na masulod sa KRP, i-enroll niining maong programa. Ang mga volunteer teachers hatagan ug 3 mil pesos

nga binulang allowance sa matag klase o 6 mil pesos alang sa maximum nga duha ka klase nga dunay 11 ngadto sa 33 ka mga bata o 6 ka oras nga pagtudlo sa usa ka adlaw; o 1,500 pesos matag bulan sa usa ka klase nga dunay dili momenus sa 10 ka mga magtutungha sa multi-ghrade school. Si Abad nga usa usab kanhi ka kalihim sa edukasyon, miingon, nga sa pagkakaron duna nay 1,195,439 ka mga bata ang na-enroll ilalomniiningmaongprograma. Ang labing daghan nagagikan sa rehiyon III nga dunay 144,068 ka mga magtutungha; gisundan

sa rehiyon IV-A nga dunay 135,419 ug ikatulo ang rehiyon VII nga dunay 104,429 ka mga magtutungha. Samtang sa laing bahin, ang Cordillera Administrative Region nakarehistro sa pinakagamaynggidaghanon sa mga bata nga nasulod sa maong programa nga miabot lang sa 19,344 ka mga bata. Matod pa ni Abad, ang pre-school program release request ilang nadawat niadtong Septyembre 19, 2011 ug ang Special Allotment Release Order alang niini, ila usab dayong napagawas niadtong Oktubre 4, 2011.(ALT)

FAO mikutlo sa tinguha sa Pilipinas aron makabaton igong supply sa bugas sa tuig 2013 NI Claro A. Lanipa

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PIA) –- Gikutlo sa Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) nga sakop sa United Nations ang mga paningkamot sa Administrasyong Aquino aron pagtuboy sa produksyon sa humay ug makabaton sa igong supply niini sa tuig 2013, sa walo ka pahinang leaflet aron sa pagduso ning tuig nga kasaulogan sa World Food Day, uban sa tema, “Food Prices: From Crisis to Stability,” matod pa FAO. “Ang kagamhan- nga rice importer sa ong supply sa humay an sa Pilipinas, kansa kalibutan, nagtinguha sa 2013 ­­ mipakunhod nahimong pinakadako nga makab­ot ang ig- sa importasyon gikan 25 24

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sa kapin sa duha ka milyon toneladas sa milabay’ng tuig ngadto sa wala pa’y usa ka milyon karon tuig, pinaagi sa paglunsad sa halapad nga programa sa produksyon ug moangkon sa igong supply sulod sa duha ngadto sa tulo ka mga tuig.” “…Malampusong implementasyon sa sistema sa irigasyon, pag­establisar sa dugang mga post­harvest facilities,ug konstruksyon sa farm to market roads… mao kini ang mga gihigusngan mga programa aron makab­ ot ang produksyon sa humay sa 17.46 milyon nga toneladas karon tuig…” si DA Secretary Proceso Alcala miingon. Si Alcala mipahibalo kang Presidente Aquino sa maong pagdayeg, ug gipasalamatan si Jacques Diouf ang

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FAO director­general ug Kazuyuki Tsurumi ang representante sa FAO dinhi sa Pilipinas. Si Alcala miingon, “Sa ngalan sa katawhang Pilipino, ilabi na ang mga mag­ uuma ug mananagat, ug si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III, kami sa Departamento sa Agrikultura buot mopadangat sa among matinuhuron pagpasalamat ngadto sa Food and Agriculture Organization sa ilang pag­ila sa atong mga paningkamot aron sa pagtuboy sa produksyon sa humay ug kab­oton ang igong supply sa tuig 2013.” Matod pa ni Alcala, kining mga inisyatibo nagporma ug kabahin sa “atong tampo aron sa pag­establisar sa kalibutanong supply sa pagkaon ug presyo karong

tuiga ug sa mga umaabot nga mga katuigan.” Iyang gipasalamatan usab ang FAO alang sa bilihong tabang niini sa milabay’ng mga katuigan pinaagi sa pag­implementar sa nagkalain­laing mga proyekto ug programa aron sa pagpalambo sa produksyon ug kita sa mga gagmay’ng mag­ uuma, mananagat ug mga katawhan sa ilang tagsa­ tagsa ng pamilya, ug sa katapusan mikunhod ang kagutom ug malnutrisyon. “Tugoti kami nga mopadayon ug mahimong lig­ong kaabag sa FAO samtang naglimbasog kami sa paghimo sa Pilipinas nga adunay igong humay, pagkaon ug ubang mga produkto sa uma ug kadagatan,” si Alcala miingon. (ALT) 25


DepEd inks partnerships in Lanao del Sur to sustain health care program By Apipa Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Oct. 8 (PIA) --- The five (5) schools divisions in the province have forged partnership with the provincial government and the Fit For School, Inc. (FFSI) to ensure the sustainability of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP).

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The memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signedbythepartiesduring the EHCP launching, at the Bacolod Central Pilot School in Bacolod Kalawi town, this province, last Oct. 6. The EHCP consists of the most cost-effective and evidence-based preventive interventions to improve the health of school children in public schools, thus, improving their academic performance. A flagship program of the Department of Education (DepEd), the EHCP has been a success in improving the health of thousands of school children in 73 provinces Saturday, October 8, 2011

in the country. It includes the implementation of daily soap hand washing and daily fluoride tooth brushing, mass bi-annual deworming of children, as well, as improving water and sanitation facilities in public elementary schools and day care centers. Under the MoA, the schools divisions of Lanao del Sur I-A, I-B, II-A and II-B, and that of Marawi City agreed to undertake the implementation of EHCP and to ensure that its interventions are practiced through daily group activities included in the Daily Class Program. The provincial government, on the other hand, will provide financial support and ensure timely procurement and delivery of needed materials, such as, toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap, for use in schools. Also, it will take immediate action in ensuring the accessibility of water in the identified

schools and work for the sustainability of the programs by way of ordinance or any other long term solution. Meanwhile, FFSI will assist the DepEd and the local government unit in the proper implementation of the EHCP by providing capacity building and technical assistance in the development of training and monitoring modules. It will also provide information, education and communication (IEC) materials and support the health and education sectors in the promotion and management of school-based health programs. Signatories of the MoA included Superintendents Normillah Pangandaman, Sangcad Benito, Zenaida Ampatua, Lawanbai Macacua, and Pharida Sansarona for Lanao del Sur I-A, I-B, II-A and II-B, and the Marawi City School Divisions, respectively, First Lady Raifa Adiong, represented Provincial Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr., and Cromwell Bacareza, FFSI Director of Operations. (PIA-10) 27


By Editha R. Salvador

DAR-NorMin identifies 5 ARC’s for the solar power program

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Oct. 8 (PA) – At least five (5) sites in Northern Mindanao had passed the technical requirements for the Solar Powered AgriRural Communities (SPARC) Program. Through the The SC-SPARC e c o n o m i c project, SunConnex involves the setting- component, SC(SC), a solar power up of 5 MW to 10 SPARC will pay the developer based in MW solar farms in communities a lease the Netherlands, will at least 50 ARC’s or fee for the use generate electric recommended by of the land for the power from solar the Department of solar farms for at energy in agri- Agriculture, DAR least 20 years, with rural areas which and the Department option to extend for will be sold to the grid to add to the generating capacity of the Philippines. Engr. Felix Aguhob, Regional Director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), region 10, said these sites, as validated by the SC Dutch Engineers, are Talaba, Alubijid in Misamis Oriental, Langub, Calamba in of Environment and another 10 years, Misamis Occidental Natural Resources Aguhob said. and Linabo in ( D A - D A R - A social fund Malaybalay City, DENR) National will also be provided Mantibugao in C o n v e r g e n c e to the farmers’ Manolo Fortich and Initiatives jointly c o o p e r a t i v e South Poblacion, implemented by the within the site in Maramag, all of SC. for community Bukidnon. As a socio- development or 29 28

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livelihood projects. Meanwhile, a regional consultation to discuss the SCSPARC Program and all the possible issues and concerns that may have implications on the land tenure improvement (LTI) component of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) was held in Cagayan de Oro last Sept. 30. The consultation was also attended

by selected CARP beneficiaries, chairpersons of cooperative organizations, and DAR Municipal, Provincial and Regional Officers with the participation of the SunConnex representatives. During the occasion, DAR Undersecretary for Support Services Jerry Pacturan exhorted the farmers to carefully weightheiroptionssince the project involves a

SP establishes Cag. de Oro power, water, telecom board

30-year commitment. He suggested, further, the holding of more consultation activities with the concerned government agencies to ensure the informed decision of the farmers involved. “Our concern is the well-being of the farmers, but the decision should come from the farmers, themselves,” USec. Pacturan added. (DAR/PIA-10)

by Lorebeth C. Requiroso

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Oct. 8 (PIA) – Cagayan de Oro City has created a body that will undertake research, fora and consultations on power and energy and water and telecommunication needs of the city as they relate to the present and future growth and development. The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP), during its recent regular session presided over by

SP Kagawad Ramon Tabor, enacted an ordinance establishing the Cagayan de Oro City

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of the Committee on Energy, said this board will be permanent and will make interventions with different agencies with regards to the applications for any increase in rates of their services. It may be recalled that the legislative body earlier created

an adhoc body to look into the application of Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company, Inc. (CEPALCO) for a rate increase. Elipe said the adhoc committee was dissolved after it was able to successfully intervene for the city government resulting

to a reduction of the increase. “We need a permanent body to study not only concerns about power but also about water and telecommunications and recommend any legislative action to the Sanggunian,” he said. (CIO)

Cag. de Oro Mayor supports move to temporarily stop implementation of Juvenile Welfare Act CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Oct. 8 (PIA) – Mayor Vicente Emano is supporting the call for the temporary stop in the implementation of Republic Act 9344, otherwise known as the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act. In a press statement, the Mayor said rehabilitation centers must first be established in all cities and provinces so that it can be effectively implemented. “Halos tanang mga dakbayan ug lalawigan ang wala pa nakatukod sa Rehabilitation Center 30

diin adto isulod ang mga minor de edad nga nakasala sa balaod (Alomost all cities and provinces in the country have not yet constructed the needed Rehabilitation Centers where the children in conflict with the law are to be housed),” he said. “Busa, mas makaayo

sa katilingban kon ihunong ang pagpatuman sa maong balaod, ug temporaryong sundon ang daan nga balaod (That’s why, it is better to temporarily stop the implementation of RA93443 and follow the old law),” he stressed. (CIO/ Lorebeth C. Requiroso) Saturday, October 8, 2011


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FARMER COOPERATORS SHOW YIELDS OF PAGKAIN AT KITA PROGRAM IN CORN HARVEST FESTIVAL by Neela G. Duallo

ity of Mati, Davao Oriental - Despite the bad road condition brought by the rain the past few days, Gov. Corazon Malanyaon made the day complete for the one hundred (100) farmer cooperators of the PAGKAIN at KITA program in Barangay Bobon, City of Mati, by personally witnessing their corn harvest festival. Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Farmer cooperators....from page 31 Speaking before the guests and the farmer cooperators last week, Gov. Malanyaon reiterated that her PAGKAIN at KITA program is designed to ascertain food security and income for every family in the province. “The program is aimed at ensuring food stability, and augmentation in the family’s income. With the PAGKAIN at KITA PROGRAM, i want every family to have at least a monthly income of 6 to 7 thousand pesos. That is why I am happy upon knowing that our farmer cooperators here were able to raise a net income 21 thousand pesos for three months. That is 7 thousand pesos monthly for each of the farmer beneficiaries,” she said. As such, the Governor wanted to know and meet those people who failed to come up with the expected output of the program, to know also how the provicial government can help despite efforts inplemented

to alleviate them from financial constraints. “I do not want percentages, i want clear, picturesque details of them, of their situation. That is why i invested on the the Nat’l Census Statistics Board (NCSB) to get all the information that i need, through the Geographic Positioning System (GPS). The NCSB then, assured the Governor that she will have what she needs in two months time. Punong Barangay Rutchie Ravelo of the municipality of San Isidro, and Coordinator of the PAGKAIN at KITA Program, disclosed that for Brgy. Bobon, there is a 110 hectare for corn production, the biggest hectarage for corn this year in the City of Mati. “We hope to increase the area in the second cycle, since we are still on our first cycle,’ he explained. He revealed that the prov’l government spent more than 1M pesos for the PAGKAIN at

KITA-corn production program in Brgy. Bobon alone, with 500 thousand pesos spent on corn seeds and fertilizers and subsidy for the tractor, since Gov. Corazon Malanyaon declined to suggestions to have the said equipment for rent, especially to the marginalized sector, while the barangay’s counterpart was the expenses on fuel for the tractor. As such, the expenses for the first cycle of the program was 1.2 Million pesos. But for the harvest made in the first cycle, expenses reached only 760 thousand, and the yield raised was recorded at 1.8 Million. But one constraint experienced by the farmer cooperators was the low buying price of corn, which was also experienced in the municipality of Cateel. To address the situation, Governor Malanyaon already ordered to exhaust all nenessary measures that can be done, and one of the 33

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Farmer cooperators....from page 32 said measures that the provincial government would possibly resort into is facilitating the marketing of the product in the outside market, like Tagum City. After the production, the support of the Governor stands still, even in the semi-processing and value adding of the product, that would take part in the marketing

scheme, that’s why the Agri-Business Division in the Prov’l Agriculture Office was established. Punong Barangay Valencio Macaturac along with the farmer cooperators expressed gratitude to the provincial government for the focus given to agriculture sector, which spells a leap in their economic status, and in thier way of life.

“There is no reason why the people of Davao Oriental remains unstable financially, if only the land is cultivated well, with hardwork complemented with the right vision and perspective, and with the thrust of the provincial gov’t whose heart is looking into the future for the province and its people,” she stressed.

MATI AMIHAN SKIMRIDERS SWEEPS AWARDS IN THE 3RD NAT’L SKIMBOARDING COMPETITION City of Mati, Davao Oriental – The City of Mati takes pride in welcoming the AMIHAN SA DAHICAN skumboarders from their whooping win in the 3rd National Skimboarding Competition held in Davao City recently. The skimboarders brought home the championship as Boy “Boyogyog” Aporbo hurdled against the waves to the finish in the Expert Category, while Michael Bukong also made it in the Beginners’ Category, complementing the 3rd- finish of Jovic Morales and Rodel Patawil in the same Category.

The Amihan sa Dahican skumboarders are now considered as the skimboarders to reckon with with their honed styles, focus, and the proverbial “never say die” attitude. In their courtesy call to the Mayor after the successful campaign at the 3rd Nat’l Skimboarding highlightig the 43rd

Charter Anniversary of Gneral Santos City and the 13th Tuna Festival. Mayor Michelle Rabat accepted the group, expressing gratitude for giving the honor to the City of Mati, challenging them to go for thier dreams, stay focused, and improve even more. Mr. Jun Plaza, manager of Amihan sa Da34

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Mati amihan....from page 33 hican expressed gratitude to the support of the local government unit in their endeavors. With the fate that the skimboarders acheived, the City of Mati is now fast becoming the Skimboarding Capital of Mindanao Region. Amihan sa Dahican is a group of boys, mostly skimboarders, who commissioned thenselves to help in the thrust of environmental protectio.

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They are taking care of the sea turtle eggs hatched in the shores of Dahican, and report cases of sea turtles found along the shores of Dahican, taking care of them from thier wounds before finally releasing them back to the sea again with the concerned agency, and local officials. Dahican is not only known as home to the sea turtles, but also of

dolphins, proving that its coastal resources are still conducive as habitat of the said species. “Dahican is really making waves, and I am very proud that we are one in exerting the efforts for Mati. Let us maintain, if not, what exceed what we had started for Mati. Let us prove that we are worthy of the many blessings that came and will come our way,” she Mayor said.(MGM)

5th Dayaw Fest formally opened in Tagum

nder the heat of the sun, the 5th installment of Dayaw Festival: National Indigenous Peoples Festival was officially opened October 7, 2011 in a colorful and meaningful ceremony and with a pronouncement that could boost Tagum as the country’s newest cultural hub. “We hope that this year in Tagum City, we can have the cultural center of Mindanao and soon to be the cultural center of the Philippines”. Thus said Department of Educa34

tion Undersecretary Albert Muyot during the opening ceremony of the 2011 National Dayaw Festival at Energy Park in Barangay Apokon, Tagum City, reading the prepared remarks of National

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Communities and the Traditional Arts said this is great possibility. “Tagum City is an ultra-modern city that is culturally-enlightened,” Alegre noted during the press briefing right after the opening program. This year’s Dayaw Festival was attended by 14 Indigenous People Clusters with estimated by less than 400 IP from the different parts of the country, according to Commissioner Alegre. This year’s participants are the following: (Northern Region) Balangao/ Bontok/ Applai, Gaddang/ Isinay, Iloko/ Bayo, Iratun/ Itbayat, Ibanag/ Yogad/ Itawit/ Malaweg, Kalanaguya/ Ifuagao, Ayta of Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales, Kalinga, Bugkalot, Ibaloy/ Kankanaey, Kasiguran, Kapampangan/Tagalog/ Sambal, Apayao/

Isnay, Tinggian/ Itneg, Bolinao/ Pangasinense; (Central Region) Waray/ Abaknon, Sulod/ Bukidnon, Tagbanua/ Pal’awan/ Batak, Ilonggo/ Hiligaynon/ Kiniray-a/ Aklanon, Ati of Negros Occidental, Mangyan, Bikolano, Agta/ Ita/ Kabihug, Ati of Guimaras/ Iloilo/ Capiz, Ati of Antique/ Aklan, Molbog/ Palawan/ Jama Mapun, Agutaynen/ Cayunon; (Southern Region)Tausug, B’Laan/ Sangin, T’Boli, Mansaka/ Kagan/ Mandaya, Bagobo/ Kalagan/ Tagakaolo, Bukidnon/ Higaonon/ Talaandig, Mamanwa, Yakan, Subanen/ Kolibugan/ Chabacano, Matigsalug/ Manobo/ Tigwabanon/ Ummayammon, Maranao/ Maguindanao/ Iranun, Teduray/ Arumanen and Sama/ Bangingi/ Jama Mapun/ Bajan. The different IP

Cluster Heads together with their tribal members were recognized and offered their gifts as a sign of prosperity to the City Mayor of Tagum, Rey T. Uy and Datu Onlos, Chieftain of the Mansaka tribe of Tagum. “I join the whole nation in hoping that this gathering in Tagum becomes a unifying event for us to collectively commit in the preservation and promotion of our rich culture and tradition,” said Mayor Uy during the opening program of the Dayaw Festival. “We as a people should immerse ourselves fully in the rich culture of our country. Despite the ethnic diversity of this archipelago, the social fabric of this nation by and large is one.” Presidential Procalamation No. 1906, states that October of 36

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every year as the “National Indigenous People’s Month.” Previous IP month festivals were observed in the different cities of Luzon,

Visayas and Mindanao. This year’s Dayaw Festival is under the supervision of the NCCA’s Subcommission on Cultural Communities

and Traditional Arts, Mindanawon Foundation, The City Government of Tagum and the City of Tagum Tourism Council.(MGM)

Comval Province gihingusgan ang pagkolekta sa 40% Excise Tax sa Mining COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE-----Milihok karon ang Provincial Local Government Unit sa Compostela Valley aron makolekta ang 40% Excise Tax sa nagkakusog nga industriya sa Mina diha sa mga kabukiran. Atol sa 54th Regular Session sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) niadtong Septyembre 28 nga gipanguluhan ni Vice Governor Ramil Gentugaya sa Kapitolyo, gipaboran sa mga SP Members pinaagi sa mayoryang boto ang resolution nga giduso nila ni SP Members Moran Takasan, Ruwel Peter Gonzaga, ug Neri Barte.

Pinaagi sa naaprobahang Resolution, gimandoan sa Provincial LGU ang tanang nalambigit sa pamatigayon sa pagmina sulod sa tanang minahan sa Compostela Valley nga magbayad sa Excise Tax ngadto sa

Probinsiya. Apil sa mga pabayaron niini mao ang mga Mining Proprietors, Operators, Corporations, ug Establishments nga nag-operate sulod sa mga mining areas sa Comval. Gawas sa tulo ka mga Authors ug

Co-Authors sa maong Resolution, miboto usab pabor niini sila si SP Members Joselito Brillantes, Ruben Flores, Paul Galicia, Felisa Navarro, Halima Muñoz, Josielyn Romano, ug Augusto Blanco Jr. Pinaagi sa 37

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naaprobahang resolution, gipasabot ni Board Member Takasan ug sa duha pa ka mga Co-Authors, nga subay sa Article 387 sa Local Government Code giingon nga dugang sa IRA, ang LGU aduna pay 40 porsientong bahin sa gikolektang Mining Taxes, Royalties, Fees and Charges ug uban pa sa kauluhan gikan sa paggamit ug sa pagpalambo sa mga nasudnong bahandi (National Wealth) sulod sa ilang lugar. Magbahin sa 40% Share sa Excise Tax mao ang Probinsiya -20%, ang Munisipyo- 45%, ug ang Barangay35%. Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sa pagkakaron matud ni Assistant Provincial Treasurer Nora Cagas, nga ang probinsiya nakadawat ug bahin sa Excise Tax nga mokabat sa P4,039,431.00 pesos gikan sa Apex Mining lamang. Walay labot niini ang ubang mga kompanya, sa rason nga wala pay tukmang kasayuran ang probinsiya kon nagabayad ba sila ug Excise Tax didto sa Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Ang maong kantidad sa salapi mao ang 20% Share sa Probinsiya gikan sa 40% share sa excise tax nga nakolekta sa kauluhan

gikan sa Apex Mining sugod Septyembre 2009 hangtud sa Nobyembre 2010. Gilaoman nga mas dako pa niini ang mabahin sa probinsiya gikan sa Nobyembre 2010 hangtud sa Disyembre 2011 sa Apex Mining lang. Ilalom sa naaprobahang Resolution gimandoan ang tanang nag-apil sa pamatigayon sa mina nga magbayad na gyod sa ilang excise tax sa probinsiya aron mahimong sayon sa probinsiya ang pagkuha sa bahin niini nga gimando sa balaod ilalom sa Local Government Code. (MGM)

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Gov. Pingoy inutos ang mas matinding pagbabantay sa mga minahan sa South Cotabato by Dani Doguiles

KORONADAL CITY, Okt. 8 (PIA) -- Bunsod ng nangyari pag-atake ng mga rebeldeng New People’s Army sa minahan ng Nickle Asia Corp. sa Surigao del Norte kamakailan, ipinag-utos ni South Cotabato Gov. Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr, ang mas mahigpit na pagbabantay sa mga minahan sa Rehiyon. Aniya, bagama’t nalinis na ang lalawigan sa impluwensiya ang makakaliwang grupo, nararapat pa rin ang pagbabantay ng kapulisan at sundalo sa mga mining sites lalo pa at may napapabalitang recruitment ng NPA sa mga bayan ng Lake Sebu at Tampakan.

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Ang Lake Sebu ay kilala sa pagkakaroon ng mayamang deposito ng coal na balak hukayin ng San Miguel Corporation samantalang and Tampakan ang mayaman naman sa copper na balak namang minahin ng Sagittarius Mines Inc. Nasa bayan ng T’boli

naman ang Tribal Mining Corp. upang maghukay ng ginto at tanso. Kampante naman si Gov. Pingoy na kontrolado ng mga otoridad ang sitwasyon sa South Cotabato. Gayunman ,kailanagan pa rin ang pagbabantay nila upang di mangyari sa lalawigan ang nangyarisaSurigaodelNorte.

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Manhunt sa mga nang-ambush ng pampasaherong trak sa Maguindanao, nagpapatuloy KORONADAL CITY, Okt 8 (PIA) -- Napapatuloy ang paghahanap ng mga otoridad sa mga nang-ambush kahapon ng madaling-araw ng pampasaherong trak sa bayan ng Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. Namatay sa naturang insidente ang businesswoman na si Janet Cruz at National Food Authority (NFA) employee na si Enrique Baliduan na parehong taga-Lebak, Sultan , Kudarat. Dalawampu’t tatlong pasahero pa ang nasugatan sa pananambang. Ayon kay Supt. Mar-

celo Pintac, police director ng Maguindanao, ginagalugad na ngayon ng pinagsamang grupo ng kapulisan at militar ang bulubunduking bahagi ng Datu Odin Sinsuat upang habulin ang mga maysala. Samantala, agad namang iniutos ni Major Gen. Rey Ardo, com-

manding general ng 6th ID, ang pagpapalakas ng checkpoints sa kalsada na nag-uugnay sa mga lalawigan ng Maguindanao at Sultan Kudarat. Sa ngayon, wala pang grupong umako sa naturang pananambang. (DEDoguiles)

DOH inaprubahan na ang P29 M na pondo para sa pagpapatayo ng ospital sa Surallah KORONADAL CITY, Okt 8 (PIA) -- Malugod na inihayag ni Gov. Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr. na inaprubahan na ang Department of Health ang pondong P29 milyon na tulong nito sa pagpapatayo ng ospital sa bayan ng Surallah na gagawing annex ng South Cotabato Provincial Hospital. Ani Gov. Pingoy inaasahan ng pamahalaang panlalawigan na matatanggap na ang pondong inilaan ng DOH sa naturang ospital sa ilalim ng health facilities enhancement program ng departamento

bago magtatapos ng taon at masimulan ang proyekto sa unang bahagi ng 2012. Sa ngayon, pinoproseso na ng provincial LGU ang pagbili ng limang ektaryang lupain na pagtatayuan ng pam-

publikong ospital na pinili ng pamahalaang bayan. Kailangan ng South Cotabato ng P145 para maitayo ang ospital. Maliban sa P29 milyon na bigay ng DOH may hinihintay na ring 40

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Gov. Pingoy inutos..from page 39 P15 milyon ang LGU na pangakong tulong ng San Miguel Corporation. Naghahanap na rin ng P25 milyon ang pamahalaang panlalawigan samantalang magbibigay rin umano ng P5 milyon ang pamahalaang bayan ng Surallah.

Umaasa rin si Gov. Pingoy na matutuloy ang P7 milyon na ipinangako ng Department of the Interior and Local Government. Inaasahan ng pamahalaang lokal na malulunasan ng hospital annex ang

pagsisikip sa provincial hospital dahil tinatayang 34 na porsiyento ng pasyente sa provincial hospital ay galing sa Upper Valley area na kinabibilangan ng mga bayan sa palibot ng Surallah. (DEDoguiles)

Audit sa Maridagao-Malitubog irrigation project hiniling ni Gov. Mendoza KORONADAL CITY, Okt. 8 (PIA) -- Hinihiling ngayon ni North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza sa Commission on Audit (CoA) na imbestigahan ang multi-bilyong Maridagao-Malitubog Irrigation Dam Project sa sa Carmen, North Cotabato bago pa ipapatupad ang karagdagang konstruksyon sa naturang proyekto. Isang panayam, sinabi ni Gov. TaliñoMendoza nakita niya sa pinakahuling pagbisita na project ns ilang bahagi ng proyekto ang hindi nakumpleto sa kabila ang milyon-milyong pisong ginastos ng pamahalaan doon. Base umano sa kanyang nakalap na datos nasa 2,578 na ektarya ang na-siserbisyuhan ng naturang dam sa 10,800 ektaryang tar-

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get ng first phase ng proyekto na sinimulan halos dalawampung taon na ang nakalipas . Karagdagang 6,117 na ektarya naman ang target sa second phase na nagkakahalaga ng tinatayang P6.2 bilyon. Ngayong taon, may nakalaang P405 milyon para dagdagan na naman ang lawak ng sakop ng patubig ng 1,712 na ektarya. Ang Maridagao-

Malitubog Irrigation project ang pinakamalaking proyekto ng National Irrigation Administration sa Rehiyon Dose. Ayon kay Gov. Taliño-Mendoza dapat nang pumasok ang CoA upang resolbahin ang mga isyu sa mga anomaly sa naturang proyekto at masagot ang mga katanungan patungkol sa pagkabalam ng nito. (DEDoguiles)

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