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OUR COVER: South Cotabato

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Fordham University

Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga) • DOST-Caraga maglulunsad ng unang pang-rehiyon na paligsahan sa imbensyon, exhibit • Tagalog News: Youth Leaders network sinimulan ang programa para sa kapayapaan • Cebuano News: Bihag na mayor sa Surigao Sur, naka-estorya sa Local Crisis Mgt; SOMO sa 5 probinsya, subling gihangyo • Cebuano News: Pagbantay sa buwayang si ‘Lolong’, gipahugtan human nga dunay hulga sa iyang kinabuhi • Cebuano News: Army brigade sa Surigao del Sur, nagpahimangno sa mga executives batuk sa mga NPA

Western Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) • Voluntary code prepares stakesholder for closed fishing season • DA promotes La Paz Ceylon tea • Cebuano news: Pagpasar sa kongreso sa proposed P1.816-T 2012 budget, gikalipay sa Palasyo • Cebuano news: Zamboanga City usa sa top performer uban sa laing siyudad sa nasud-DILG • Dipolog PNP intensifies security measures against possible terrorist attacks

Northern Mindanao • Parade of Lights and Angels Contest marks Iligan’s Diyandi festival • Power interruption in parts of Cag. de Oro City and Bukidnon set Sept. 18 • Palay production in NorMin, up 5% in 2Q • PEPT for OSYs in Iligan City set Nov. 27 • Cebuano News: Kampanya batok ‘tax evaders’ ug mga ‘smugglers’ nagmabungahon—Aquino

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) • Breast cancer forum gathers over a thousand women survivors, supporters • Davao male orphans get education assistance • Implementation of existing environmental and IP laws must be given priority - Loren • Cebuano news: DavSur dili ulahi sa agrikultura – Gov. Cagas

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN) • Pagbili ng lupang gagamiting landfill ng Koronadal pinaghahandaan na • Presyo ng bigas sa S. Cotabato minomonitor • Khu nilinaw na hindi bago ang ibinalitang banta sa terorismo

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

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Cover Story:

by Dani Doguiles

South Cotabato’s

tourism gains major boost

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everal recent developments could spell a major push for the province’s bid to become a primary tourist destination, at least in this part of the Philippines.

Gov. Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr. recently announced that beginning September 23, management of

the internal security operations (ISO) will officially be transferred to the provincial government

from the 27th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army. “We have been promoting tourism in 4

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Cover story: South Cotabato’s.....from page 3

the province but we have been hindered by the perception that the province has a problem with peace and order,” he said. “ But he transfer of ISO to the provincial government is a proof that South Cotabato is indeed peaceful.” Taking the lead role in internal security means that all peace and order operations of the army and police will go through the approval of the provincial government, he explained. He pointed out that his administration’s direction on fighting insurgency has been to engage communities in peaceful dialogues and livelihood development. Gaining the confidence of the security enforcers will 4

contribute a lot to the plan of the provincial government to push for an eco-tourism highway in the area covered by the Allah Valley landscape. At present the provincial government along with the Sultan Kudarat provincial government is establishing a threeyear P43-M ecotourism project in the Allah Valley area under the Local Government Support Program

for Local Economic Development (LGSPLED) and the Canadian I n t e r n a t i o n a l Development Agency (CIDA). He is hopeful that with the ISO at the provincial g o v e r n m e n t s leadership, the province will gain footing in its “objective to change perception of other people, especially those living outside of Mindanao regarding the peace and order situation of the province.” P i n g o y emphasized that South Cotabato is the second province in Mindanao – next to Misamis Occidental – which was granted the authority to take the lead role in internal security management.

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During the c u l m i n a t i o n ceremonies of the T’nalak Festival on July 18, Gov. Pingoy and Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia signed a sisterhood pact . The same was replicated in Cebu on August 13, which made the agreement final and South Cotabato and Cebu sister

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provinces. Pingoy said, the agreement is a great advantage for South Cotabato considering Cebu province’s more than 400 years of experience as a tourism destination in the country. In October, South Cotabato will

be staging a tourism summit where Cebu province will be a major contributor in educating local sector on the business of tourism. (PIA 12) 5


Aquino

receives honorary degree from Fordham University

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resident Benigno S. Aquino III will receive a degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, from Fordham University during his official visit to the United States of America this week. 7

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Aquino receives.....from page 6

President Aquino, together with the Philippine delegation, is set to leave Manila on Sunday night for an official visit to the United States upon the invitation of US President Barack Obama from September 18 to 21. He is expected to arrive at 8 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco airport. He and members of his delegation will be welcomed by Consul General Marciano Paynor Jr., Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco. From San Francisco, the President will take a private jet to New York at around 9 p.m. and is expected to arrive at Teterboro airport in New York at around 5:45 a.m., Monday. He will be welcomed by Ambassador Libran Cabactulan, Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, and Consul General Mario De Leon Jr., Philippine Consulate General in New York. President Aquino will start his activity on Monday by attending the conferment rites at 1 p.m. given to him by Fordham, an independent university in the

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Jesuit tradition that was founded in 1841. The President will be conferred Doctor of Laws degree, Honoris Causa, by Fordham University during a ceremony at the Keating Hall in the school’s Rose Hill campus in Bronx, New York. It will be witnessed by Filipino and Filipino-American students, Fordham’s faculty, alumni and staff, Filipino community members, Filipino staff members in the United Nations, and Filipinos and Fil-Ams in the academe, business, media and civil society organizations. Prior the conferment ceremony, President Aquino will be escorted to the building step named after his mother, the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, who also received an honorary degree from Fordham in September 1986. As part of Fordham tradition, the names of over 30 world leaders conferred honorary doctorate degree are carved on the steps of the “Terrace of the Presidents” at Keating Hall. The President’s

name will be carved next to that of his mother, the late President Aquino. After the conferment ceremony, President Aquino will have a series of business meetings, first with Convergys at Berkshires Hotel and to be followed by Fiesta Equities Corp. and Ami Vita Coco. On the same day, the President will have a roundtable meeting with high level business executives belonging to the US-Asean Business Council, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce. The US-Asean Business Council is the trusted voice of the US private sector in the 10country Asean market while the US Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses. The PhilippineAmerican Chamber of Commerce Inc., on the other hand, is one of the oldest bilateral chambers in the United States. It was founded in 1920 by Dr. H. Parker Willis, editor of the Journal of Commerce. (CO)

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DOST-Caraga maglulunsad ng unang pang-rehiyon na paligsahan sa imbensyon, exhibit

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by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

lulunsad ng Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya o (DOST) – Caraga, sa pangunguna ni Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta ang 2011 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits sa ilalim ng paksang, “Imbensyon at Inobasyon: Kabalikat sa Pag-unlad” ngayong Setyembre 21-23, 2011 sa Luciana Convention Center, J.P. Rosales Avenue dito. Itatampok sa naturang kaganapan ang mga imbensyon at exhibits para maitaguyod at maikalakal ang mga imbensyon at teknolo-

hiya ng mga imbentor at mga mananaliksik na Caraganons. Para sa mga interesadong sumali, bukas ang nasabing patimpa-

lak sa mga kapitalista, estudyante, mananaliksik at mga imbentor. Pwede silang pumili sa iba’t ibang kategorya gaya ng sumunod: In9

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DOST-Caraga maglulunsad.....from page 8

vention Category, Utility Model Category, Industrial Design Category, Creative Research Category, Student Creative Research Category para sa mga estudyante sa

sekondarya at kolehiyo. Mag-uuwi ng premyong panalapi, plaka o katibayan ang mga mapapalad na mananalo at sila rin ay makikipagtunggali para sa mga

pangunahing parangal sa darating na National Invention Contest ngayong Hulyo 2012. (MRA with reports from DOST-13/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Youth Leaders network sinimulan ang programa para sa kapayapaan by Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, Set. 18 (PIA) -- Sinimulan na ng Caraga Youth Leaders’ Network (CYLN) ang iba’t-ibang gawain kaugnay sa pagdiriwang ng United Nations (UN) International Day of Peace na gaganapin sa Setyembre 21, 2011. “Kalinaw Alang sa Tanan” (Kapayapaan para sa Lahat), ang hakbang para suportahan ang pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan at kaunlaran sa buong mundo. Ito rin ay isang paraan upang itanim sa isip ng mga tao ang tunay na diwa ng kapayapaan at pagbibigayan sa komunidad. Ito ay isang pagdiriwang para sa kapayapaan sa pamamagitan ng mga organisasyon ng kabataan, pamahalaang ahensiya, NGOs, sectoral group upang ipakita ang suporta para sa kapaya-

paan sa rehiyon. Kaugnay nito, isang memorandum ang inisyu ng Kagawaran ng Interyor at Lokal na pamahalaan (DILG) - Caraga Regional Office para sa lahat ng mga Chief executive na humihikayat na magsagawa ng mga aktibidad na kung saan ito ay binubuo ng mga gawain pangkapayapaan. “Singko Minutos sa Pag-ampo Alang sa Kalinaw” ay ang limang minutong pagdarasal para sa kapayapaan na mag-sisimula sa alas 8:00 hanggang 8:05 ng umaga

ngayong Septiyembre 21, na pangungunahan ng Sangguniang Kabataan, NGOs, organisasyon ng kabataan, mga opisina ng pamahalaan at iba pa. Ang nasabing aktibidad ay sasamahan ng dasal at pagsisindi ng kandila para sa kapayapaan. Ang “Pirma Alang sa Kalinaw” ay naglalayong ipaabot sa rehiyon at sa buong mundo ang pagpapanaliti ng kapayapaan para makamit ang kapayapaan at seguridad. Ang kaganapang ito ay pangungunahan ng Sangguniang Kabataan.

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Tagalog News: Youth Leaders...from page 9 Ang “Peace Education Symposium” naman ay isang gawaing naglalayong palakihin ang peace education na kampanya para sa mga

tao sa kumunidad. Ang CYLN ay isang rehiyong multi-sectoral at non-government na organisasyon (NGO) na naglalayong nakatutok

sa pagsulong ng kaayusan para sa kabataang Caraganon sa rehiyong. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Bihag na mayor sa Surigao Sur, naka-estorya sa Local Crisis Mgt; SOMO sa 5 probinsya, subling gihangyo BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) -- Naka-estorya na sa Local Crisis Management ang gibihag nga mayor sa Lingig, Surigao del Sur nga si Henry Dano kinsa kapin usa ka buwan nang atua sa mga kamut sa rebeldeng New People’s Army (NPA). Sa interbyu kang Surigao del Sur Gov. Johny Pimentel, gikomperma ni Mayor Dano sa iyaha nga anaa kini sa maayong kahimtang og subling gihangyo sa mayor ang Suspension of Military Operations (SOMO) aron buhian na siya sa iyang mga abductors.

Una nang gipangayo sa NPA nga ihunong ang military operations sa lima (5) ka probinsya nga naglangkob sa Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Compostella Valley Province, Davao Oriental, ug Bukidnon. Sa maong his-

gutanan, giklaro sa gobernador nga bugtong ang operasyon sa militar sa iyang probinsya ang kaya niyang mapahunong, apan sa ubang probensya, wala na siya’y kagahum sa pagpahunong sanglit dili na kini sakop sa iyang hurisdiksyon. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Pagbantay sa buwayang si ‘Lolong’, gipahugtan human nga dunay hulga sa iyang kinabuhi

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) -- Mas gipahugtan karon ang pagbantay sa buwayang si Lolong tungod sa hulga gikan sa pipila ka grupo o’ individual nga kontra sa pagpuyo karon ni Lolong sa giant fen. 11 10

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Cebuano News: Pagbantay sa...from page 10 Mahinumduman nga dunay grupo nga kontra sa nahimutangan ni Lolong kondiin ila pang girekomenda nga kinahanglang mabalik si Lolong sa iyang gipuyang lugar. Kini aron nga makalihok sa insakto, maka-relax ug dili maapektuhan ang kondisyon ni Lolong tungod kay ang nahimutangan ni

Lolong sa pagka karon dili matud pa tukma alang kaniya. Giplano usab karon sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa lungsod sa Bunawan, Agusan del Sur nga magbutang ug CCTV camera sa palibot sa giant fen aron nga mamonitor ang mga tawo nga mubisita ug makigasyuso kang Lolong. Gika-alarma usab

ni Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde ang mga gihugon-hugon nga basin ug dunay musabotahe sa buwayang si Lolong ug magbutang ug chemical aron nga mahilo ug hingpit nang mamatay si Lolong ug ang Mayor na matud pa ang basulon sa posibleng mahitabo kang Lolong. (PIACaraga)

Cebuano News: Army brigade sa Surigao del Sur, nagpahimangno sa mga executives batuk sa mga NPA BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) -- Gipahimangnuan ni Col. Romeo Gan, ang brigadier commander sa kasundaluhan sa Surigao del Sur, ang mga negosyante ug mga opisyal sa lokal nga panggamhanan nga dili ihatag ang demand sa mga komunistang rebelde sa ilang lugar. Sigon sa opisyal, ang pagsanong sa demand sa mga rebelde, mupasamot lang sa ilang pagpangilkil hinungdan nga dili na matud pa, angayang hulatonn nga sila na ang mabiktima sa maong mga rebelde. Kini ang reaksyon ug panawagan sa opisyal subay sa nag-

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kagrabe nga extortion activities sa Communist Party of the Philippines ning nakalabay’ng mga bulan sama sa pagpanunog sa mga heavy equipment sa Bislig Ventures niadtong Septembre 6 didto sa Lingig, Surigao del Sur ug laing mga sakyanan sa Bunawan, Agu-

san del Sur ning miaging buwan. Dugang sa opisyal, gipatas-an na sa mga rebelde ang ilang collection rate hinungdan nga angayan na kining batukan aron dili na makapanghadlok sa mga negosyante ang maong mga rebelde. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

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PHOTO RELEASES:

Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. stresses that being a medical doctor, health care is very important to him that is why the city government sees to it that Butuanons avail the affordable and quality health care services, during the Forum on ‘Kalusugan Pangkalahatan’ (Universal health Care) Program spearheaded by DOH and PhilHealth-Caraga, held recently in Butuan City. (PIA-Caraga)

Department of Health (DOH) Caraga Regional Director Leonita Gorgolon emphasizes that the implementation of the ‘Kalusugan Pangkalahatan’ (Universal Health Care) Program shall be directed towards ensuring the achievement of the health system goals of better health outcomes, sustained health financing and responsive health system by ensuring that all Filipinos, especially the disadvantaged group in the spirit of solidarity and have equitable access to affordable health care, held recently during a forum with the local chief executives in Caraga, representatives from national line agencies, and local tri-media in Butuan City. (PIA-Caraga)

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Voluntary code prepares stakeholders for close fishing season

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by Jocelyn P. Alvarez

he Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), initiated and convened a series of meetings with concerned stakeholders to assist workers in the sardines, fishing and canning industries who might be affected by the closed fishing season. The meetings to discuss alternative employment programs were aligned in one of the provisions of our Voluntary Code of Good Practices for decent work in the Fishing and Canning Industries. 14 Sunday, September 18, 2011 Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Voluntary code...from page 13 Last September 13, 2011, a consultationmeeting among the stakeholders was conducted at BFAR conference room to discuss the different alternative employment programs which were enrolled as interventions in the event the closed fishing season shall be observed. Present were heads and representatives of national government agencies such as BFAR, TESDA, DSWD, DTI, DOST, DA and DOLE, Department Heads of the City Government of Zamboanga, owners/managers and representatives of the Industrial Group of Zamboanga Incorporated (IGZI) and Southern Philippines Fishing, Inc. (SOPHIL), and the local media. DOLE-9 Regional Director Ponciano M. Ligutom said, “we are alarmed on the effects of this closed fishing season (spawning period) which will affect 14

around 30 Thousand workers in the sardines, fishing and canning industries in Zamboanga Peninsula Region. We have to be ready of our doable interventions in the form of alternative employment programs under the Sustained Availability thru Genuine and Intensified Preservation of Tamban or SAGIP-Tamban project.” “Your active presence and pledges will probably address the concern in the industries in the event the closed fishing season shall be observed,” he added. As an immediate response and follow through, the Technical Working Group (TWG) and major players convened this afternoon, September 16, 2011 to review and finalize the enrolled alternative employment programs and discuss the guidelines on the availment of enrolled programs, services, and commitments of different government

agencies. The Stakeholders identified the shopping list or menu of services of agencies as a form of relevant assistance geared as an alternative employment in the form of skills trainings, livelihood, and emergency employment for would-be displaced workers. Seven (7) major players participated in the meeting. A total of 17.3M standing pledges were committed by government agencies with counterparts from the companies/ industries. The menu of services, convergence and partnership shall be jointly signed by the Stakeholders of the Voluntary Code of Good Practices for decent work in the sardines, fishing and canning sectors, labor organizations, local government units and national government agencies on October 18, 2011. (JPA/DOLE/ PIA 9-Zambo City)

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DA promotes La Paz Ceylon tea

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he Department of Agriculture, La Paz, Experiment Station, Barangay La Paz, Zamboanga City is undertaking the propagation of La Paz Tea (Ceylon Tea variety) for planting materials in preparation for the establishment of a tea production Centre in the area. Mr. Orlando Telmo, Station Superintendent of La Paz Experiment Station, said the DA has allocated funds for the project to plant La Paz Tea in the Barangay .The wild and abandoned matured Ceylon Tea varieties in the bushes of the barangay, caught the attention of Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during his first visit to Zamboanga City. He encouraged the farmers to plant the tea as it demands a high importance to the tea drinkers and can give significant source of income to landowner and laborers in Barangay La Paz. The humidity, cool temperatures, and the high altitude of

the area can provide a climate that favor the production of the high quality tea. Secretary Alcala is promoting the planting of Ceylon Tea all over the country. Telmo said the Ceylon Tea variety in La Paz was planted way back 1980s by Bureau of Plant Industry in some selected area of DA La Paz Experiment Station but its efficiency remained static without research component to backstop its development in Western Mindanao . There is a need to refine the technology for more efficient operation. The Secretary is eyeing the planting of Ceylon tea on large scale. There are several

fully matured Ceylon tea trees existing that served as the mother tree and the source of the planting materials. Telmo said the DA and the Alternative Center for Organizational Reform and Development Inc. (ACORD) an NGO, agreed to produce and expand the Ceylon Tea production in Zamboanga City due to its high demand at an alternative price in both the domestic and export market. It is highly profitable when cultivated with the use of modern technologies. It can be processed into finish product and essential to human health. Under 16

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DA promotes...from page 15 the agreement the DA will conduct research and development, undertake the training, establish techno demo farm, central nursery for mass production of planting materials. The ACORD will take charge of marketing and operation of the project. The DA has already established two nurseries for the planting materials. He said several farmers in the area have indicated their interest to plant the tea in their respective areas. The region is requesting the DA central office to send an expert on tea production to train local technicians and farmers planting and maintaining the tea to sustain its productivity. As of the moment the undertaking is still in plant propagation stage. Several contractual workers were hired by the agency to assist in the preparation of the 16

nursery for the Ceylon Tea varieties. Telmo said the propagated La Paz Ceylon Tea Varieties now at nursery level can be transplanted to its planting sites after 18 months, but the technicians, the interested landowner and farmers must undergo the proposed series of training and seminars to be conducted by tea experts from DA or tea producers who are engage in tea productions. The La Paz Tea (Ceylon Tea) is particularly prized form of black tea which increasingly becoming an important bush crop in the country. It is rich in antioxidants and health promoting ingredients which can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and tooth decay. It also stimulates the control of the nervous system thereby increasing the alertness and decreasing

drowsiness and fatigue. It is a calorie free matured beverage without colouring agent of preservatives. The introduction of Ceylon Tea in the rural areas of La Paz shall utilize the labor resources abundantly available in the farm thereby generating employment. It will provide quality planting materials for rehabilitation of degraded hillside development zone, likewise utilizes the marginal area where other field crops are no longer economically viable. Sustainable development of the Ceylon Tea production in Zamboanga Peninsula is believed to have great environmental, economic and social impact if given the appropriate direction and support by both the government and private sectors. (JPA/ WPEĂ‘AFLOR, DA9PIA9) Sunday, September 18, 2011


Cebuano news: Pagpasar sa kongreso sa proposed P1.816-T 2012 budget, gikalipay sa Palasyo by Alfonso T. Ruda DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA)— Makalaum na karon ang mga Filipino ug maayong kalidad sa serbisyo gikan sa gobyerno. Kini human nga naaprobahan sa ikaduhang pagbasa sa kongreso ang gisugyot nga budget sa nasod para sa tuig 2012 nga 1.816 trilyones ka pesos. Mipaabot naman gilayon ug pagdayeg ug pasalamat ang Malakanyang sa sayong pagpasar sa kongreso sa proposed 2012 national budget. Ang House Bill 5023 nga mas naila isip General Appropriations Act of 2012, naaprobahan sa mga membro sa kongreso mga alas 11:29 ang takna sa kagabhion niadtong Biyernes human ang 9 ka adlaw nga marathon nga deliberasyon sa plenaryo sa kongreso. Kompiyansa si House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr, nga ang budget nga ilang Sunday, September 18, 2011

ipadala ngadto sa senado dili lamang realistic kundili labaw sa tanan magsilbi sa ilang katuyoan. Lakip sa mga ulahing punto nga gituki sa wa-pa maaprobahi ang nasudnong budget mao ang Miscellaneous Personnel Benefit Fund nga gigahinan ug 101.4 bilyones ka pesos ilalom sa bag-ong budget; ang kalulangon sa budget alang sa mga hospital sa gobyerno; 329 milyones ka pesos nga pahat alang sa mga gubot nga mga lugar ug ang 39.4 bilyones ka pesos alang sa Conditional Cash Transfer Program sa Department of Social Welfare and Development. Nakakuha ug pinakadakong pahat sa 2012 budget mao ang Department of Education nga 238.8 bilyones ka pesos nga mas taas ug 15.2

porsiento kay sapahat nila karong tuiga; Department of Public Works and Highways, 125.5 bilyones; Department of National Defense, 107.9 bilyones; Department of Interior and Local Government, 101.4 bilyones ug Department of Agriculture nga dunay 54.1 bilyones ka pesos. Sa bahin sa sectoral allocation, ang social services nakaangkon ug pinadakong pahat nga 575.8 bilyones ka pesos kon 37.8 porsiento; economic services, 438.9 bilyones kon 24.2 porsiento. Ang gisugyot nga 1.816 trilyones nga budget alang sa 2012, mas taas ug 171.4 bilyones ka pesos kon 10.4 porsiento kay sa budget karong tuiga nga 1.645 trrilyones ka pesos. (JPA/ATR/.PIA9Zambo Norte)

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Cebuano news: Zamboanga City usa sa top performer uban sa laing siyudad sa nasud-DILG by Edwin L. Diesto ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Ang Department of Interior and Local Government naghingalan sa mga probinsiya ug mga siyudad nga may maayong performance para sa tuig 2010, ang Zamboanga City usa sa napilian. Pinaagi sa Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS)usa ka web based ug self assessment, maoy nagahatag pagsukod sa performance sa LGU, sa pamaagi niini sa pagpalakaw sa panggobyerno ug pagpauswag sa dapit. Ang LGPMS gidumala sa Bureau of Local Government may katungdanang makakuhag assessment sa mga performance sa LGU, sa pagpalakaw niini sa mga katungdanang administrative, social, economic, environmental

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governance, fundamentals of good governance, apil na usab niini ang transparency,participation ug financial accountability. Matud pa ni Secretary Jess M. Robredo adunay 10 ka mga probinsiya ug 20 ka mga siyudad ang may kalidad ug may hataas nga performance. Ang nahisgutang top performer nga mga probinsya mao ang Bohol, La Union, Bulacan, Negros Oriental, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Albay, Compostela Valley ug Tarlac. Ang top 20 nga mga siyudad mao ang: Valenzuela, San

Juan, Puerto Princesa, Angeles, Davao, Naga, Zamboanga, Iligan, Cebu, Taguig. Ligao, Laoag, San Fernando, Vigan, Gingoog, Cabanatuan, Dipolog, Carlota, Iriga, ug Batac. Matud pa ni Secretary Robredo ang team representatives nagagikan sa national ug local government nagkuhag assessment performance sa mga LGU uban ang civil society organization aron ma maintain ang impartiality sa paghusga. (JPA/ELD/ PIA9-Zambo City)

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Dipolog PNP intensifies security measures against possible terrorist attacks by Alfonso T. Ruda

DIOPOLOG CITY, Sept. 18(PIA)—The Dipolog City Police Office has intensified its security operations around the city following the reported deployment of twenty (20) newly-trained bomb makers to conduct series of bombings in Mindanao as their test mission.

Dipolog City Police Office Chief, Supt. Kenneth H. Mission said they have more eyes on the different establishments where lots of people are going to provide appropriate security in the area. Mission said they will strengthen the security in the schools and churches in the city especially during Saturdays and Sundays where lots of people are going. “ M o r e importantly, we

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will also conduct visitation on those installations which are target of terrorist attack for possible presence of bombers,” Mission said. He also appealed to remain calm and vigilant as well as report any presence of suspiciouslooking person in their area. Earlier, the PNP has declared a high level of alert in Mindanao after receiving an intelligence report that the international

terrorist group AlQaeda has deployed the twenty (20) newly-trained bomber makers on test mission. According to Chief Supt. Felicisimo Khu, the 20 terrorists who are members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Special Operations Group were trained by Jemaah Islamiyah bomb expert Basit Usman. This allegation is vehemently denied by the MILF. (ATR/ P I A 9 - Z a m b o Norte)

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Parade of Lights and Angels Contest marks Iligan’s Diyandi festival by Lorry V. Gabule

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Parade of ...from page 20 So, too, are the floats with dazzling display of lights, sounds and performances while the parade goes on, Monday night, Sept. 19, around the city thoroughfare. This was the

event done every year. This could become part of the month-long activities lined up for the Diyandi Festival to celebrate the feast of Saint Michael, the Archangel, the city’s patron, every 29th of

bracket. Angels could be from the participating agencies or they could be requested from the DepEd. The more angels, the merrier, he said. The board of judges will be having

concept of City Councilor Ruderick C. Marzo, concurrent president of the Alpha Phi Omega International (APO) F r a t e r n i t y / S o r o r i t y, Iligan Chapter, to make more festive this year’s Diyandi Festival, for the enjoyment of the public, especially, the kids. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m., near the Hinaplanon Bridge and will converge at the City Public Plaza. Being the proponent of this first ever event, APO, in

September. “We were able to get confirmation from 19 participants, from the different sectors, barangay and city level, who will be joining with their floats artistically decorated depicting this year’s city fiesta theme, “SIDLAK ILIGAN,” Marzo said. He has encouraged the participants to preferably utilize/use those power and energy saving and all weather resistant type of lighting materials to light their

their rating in a 50/50 percent based on the criteria of relevance to the theme and artistry, accordingly. Prizes at stake shall be Php30,000, Php25,000, and Php20,000, for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, respectively, while non-winning entries will receive plaques of appreciation. Highlighting the event during the awarding at the city plaza will be the fireworks display, courtesy of

partnership with the floats. the management of Department of Education Live angels to be Gaisano, Inc.-Iligan. (DepEd), Iligan City, placed in the participating (PIA 10) intends to have this floats could be in any age Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Power interruption in parts of Cag. de Oro City and Bukidnon set Sept. 18 by Beth Ladaga CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 18 (PIA) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has served the notice of the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities, today, Sept. 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thus, it has advised the general public to take the necessary preparations and precautions during the power interruption, Atty. Cynthia PerezAlabanza of the NGCP Communications Group said. Alabanza said this is due the annual preventive maintenance of the Tagoloan Substation’s 100- MVA

Power Transformer No. 2 and its associated high voltage equipment. Customers affected by this power interuption are the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) in Misamis Oriental and the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUSECO) in Bukidnon, The affected areas are parts of Cagayan de Oro City supplied by the

CEPALCO Metering Point M3 and those supplied by BUSECO Metering Point M1, particularly, the towns of Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Libona, Sumilao, Baungon and Impasugong. Alabanza said normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. (NGCP/PIA-10)

Palay production in NorMin, up 5% in 2Q by Apipa Bagumbaran

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 18 (PIA) – A total production of 121,844 metric tons of palay have been noted in Northern Mindanao in the second quarter, this year, up by 5 percent, compared to the 116,088MT recorded in the same period of 2010. Data from the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) gathered by the National Economic

and Development Authority (NEDA), in region 10, show that favorable performances

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Palay production....from page 22 the positive regional output. Engr. Cecilio Y. Clarete, Chief Economic Development Specialist of NEDA-10, disclosed in a media forum held recently, here, that the sufficient irrigation water and rainfall pushed up the production in Bukidnon by almost 13 percent. However, the average yield in Bukidnon slightly declined from 3.82 to 3.77 tons, per hectare due to rat infestation, he further disclosed. He said the 28 percent production growth in Mis. Occ. was due to the movement of planting towards the 1st quarter, while the

21 percent production increase in Mis. Or. was attributed to more upland plantings in Gingoog City and the municipality of Claveria. On the other hand, Lanao del Norte’s yield in irrigated areas declined to 3.49 from 3.7 tons per hectare due to stem borer infestation and lesser application of fertilizer, Clarete further said. He said the growth in the volume of production, as well, as the increase in the average farm gate price by 2.44 percent resulted in a 7.51 percent growth in the value of palay grossing at Php1.896 billion.

Meanwhile, the region’s net rice sufficiency level in the 2nd quarter was 55.21 percent, higher by only 0.24 percentage points compared to the same period, last year. The region’s rice inventory as of July 1, 2011 reached 2.282 million bags, estimated to sustain the region for 90 days with its daily rice consumption requirement of around 25,480 bags. The National Food Authority (NFA) held 63 percent of the total stock while household and commercial stocks held 21percent and 16 percent, respectively. (PIA-10)

PEPT for OSYs in Iligan City set Nov. 27 by Lorry V. Gabule

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Sept. 18 (PIA)—The Department of Education (DepEd), Iligan City Schools Division, announces the conduct of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) slated on November 27, this year. The PEPT, particularly, test. have stopped schooling calls on all Out-of-School “We will cater to from the elementary and Youths (OSYs) to take the those interested OSYs who secondary levels, to avail

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PEPT for....from page 23 of this opportune time the government has in store for them,” said Alice E. Anghay, Ph.D., Educaton Supervisor 1, DepEd Iligan. Interested applicants may visit DepEd-Iligan Division Office to submit the following requirements:

Birth certificate, authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or at the local Civil Registrar Office, with original copy and ID pictures, size 1x1. School records, Form 137 or Form 138 for elementary, and Form 137,

with signature from the school head for Secondary, bring original copy and two (2) photocopies, and a minimal registration fee of P50.00. Deadline for the submission of application is Sept. 30, 2011, Anghay said. (PIA 10)

Cebuano News: Kampanya batok ‘tax evaders’ ug mga ‘smugglers’ nagmabungahon—Aquino by Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Ang mga paningkamot sa gobyerno sa pag gukod niadtong mga nagalikay sa pagbayad sa buwis kon ‘tax evaders’ ug mga smugglers nagmabungahon human miingon si Presidente Benigno S. Aquino III nga ang ‘revenue collection’ sa unang unom (6) ka bulan ning tuig dako ang pagsaka. Sa iyang ‘speech’ atol sa 1st Integrity Summit didto sa kaulohan, Si Presidente Aquino miingon nga anga kampanya sa gobyerno batok sa ‘tax evaders’ ug ‘smugglers’ nakatabang diha sa pagdugang sa gikinahanglan kaayo nga salapi alang sa kaban sa kagamhanan nga mikabat sa 13.47 ka porsyento. “Sukad kita milingkod, naningkamot kita nga madugangan ug motaas ang atong koleksyon sa buwis ug usa sa mga hinungdan niini mao ang pag gokod sa mga tikasan, mga smugglers ug mga kurakot nga opisyales sa gobyerno,” matud sa

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Presidente. Iyang namatikdan nga sukad sa July 2010 mikabat sa 61 ka mga kaso sa ‘tax evasion’ ug 43 ka kaso sa smuggling ang na-file batok sa mga tawo ug grupo nga adunay P26-bilyones sa ‘tax evaders’ ug 54 milyones sa ‘smugglers.’ “Samtang nagmonitor kita niini nga mga kaso, nalipay ako kay ang atong kampanya batok niini mabungahon gayod,” miingon ang Presidente. “Sugod sa Enero hangtud sa Hulyo ning tuig, ang koleksyon sa buwis misaka na ngadto sa 13.47 percent,” dugang niya.

Miingon siya nga kini nga mga buwis mahatag unta sa ‘social services’, imprastraktura, ug pangbayad sa mga obligasyon ug sa ‘national defense’ kung alerto unta kabahin niini ang miaging administrasyon. “Apan bisan pa sa atong paningkamot aron ipakita sa katawhan nga dili na kini mahitabo karon, naglaum ko nga atong mahaylo ang atong mga katawhan diha sa pagbayad sa insakto nga buwis,” dugang sa Presidente. (NCR/PIA 10) Sunday, September 18, 2011


Breast cancer forum gathers over a thousand women survivors, supporters by Carina L. Cayon

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national breast cancer awareness forum here gathered over a thousand women yesterday mostly from Davao Region who learned of various topics about the disease from survivor celebrities and medical experts.

More than 1,200 women covering breast cancer survivors and their families, friends and supporters including men responded to the awareness and advocacy call of the ICanServe Foundation, Inc. during the 3rd Silver Linings 2011 on September 17 at Grand Regal Hotel, this city. 26 Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Kara MagsanocAlikpala, founding president of the ICanServe Foundation, Inc., was overwhelmed by the number of participants coming from Davao City, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Agusan del Sur, Zamboanga, Cebu and Bicol. “Davao people have always been very responsive to our call,” said Alikpala who told the Philippine Information Agency that they only expected 800 participants based from the pre-registration online and at the registration centers. The participants where first gathered at the plenary where celebrity and breast cancer survivor Bibeth Orteza who was the emcee for the event became teary eyed upon seeing the eager crowd. At the plenary, Icanserve supporter Senator Loren Legarda imparted an inspirational message and another

ally Dawn Zulueta gave the welcome message. Legarda whose mother died of breast cancer in 1996 stressed on the importance of information, education and communication in increasing the awareness level among women about the illness. The lady Senator hoped that a breast cancer forum like Silver Linings could penetrate not only the cities, but also the communities for people to understand better the disease. Z u l u e t a , meanwhile, urged the participants to always join education forum and be inspired by the provided knowledge and helpful information, further encouraging to seek regular consultations from medical experts. “Women these days should no longer feel alone in this battle,” she stated. After the opening program, both Legarda and Zulueta did the honor of ribbon cutting for the opening of the free breast clinic set up at

one of the function halls of the hotel, where Silver Linings 2011 physician volunteers provided free consultations and breast examinations to the women attendees. The participants were made to select from a wide array of topics provided and shared in different time and function halls by medical experts and showbiz personalities, some of whom are breast cancers survivors. Breast Cancer 101 was given by Dr. Mark Kho and Bibeth Orteza who also shared the topic on Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatments with Dr. Rudy Pagcatipunan and Dr. Rachel Rosario. Actress and breast cancer survivor Melissa De Leon, Legarda and Bobbit Suntay whose wife is also a survivor imparted on the role of family and friends. Later in the afternoon, De Leon and Nadine Tengco were the speakers on the topic titled Stress: Disease and Weight Gain. Another actress and 27

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breast cancer survivor Maritoni Fernandez discussed on cancer causing foods with Dr. Dennis Tudtud, and on stories that heal with Dr. Honey Abarquez. Singer Jim Paredes and TV personality Chiqui Roa also came to talk about the concern on how husbands cope. Paredes also imparted with Dr. Karen dela Cruz on breaking the news about cancer to family and friends, while Roa touched on losing a loved a one with Cathy Guballa. Models Patty Betita

and Lourdes Pareja taught participants on how patients should take care of their looks as they gave out tips on looking and feeling good. Health and exercise expert Tina Aboitiz Juan lectured about the proper exercises to strengthen bone health. Other topics such as what to expect beyond five years of cancer remission, eating right during cancer treatments and what is Her2 breast cancer were provided by Twink Macaraig,

Dr. Francis Lopez, Dr. Romulo de Villa and Dr. Gay Lapuz. In the late afternoon, testimonies were shared in the Stories of Hope at the plenary session by Chad Borja, Ceres Doyo, Olive Lamasan, Melina Avila, Anelle Forbes, Susanna George and Uka Norodin. The forum concluded with an entertainment presentation given by Bituin Escalante and Sinagtala, a cultural dance group based in Davao Region. (PIA11/Carina L. Cayon)

Davao male orphans get education assistance DAVAO CITY, Sept. 18 – The secondary education of the young male wards at the Davao City’s Welfare Action Foundation, Inc. more popularly known as Boys Town in Maa is assured this school year despite dwindling donor support to social institutions. This after the Aboitiz-owned electric utility Davao Light & Power Co. turned over Wednesday, September 15, its financial assistance of P150

thousand for the boys shelter institution at the Boys Town compound in Ma-a, Davao City. The support is now on its 11th year run. The check was

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at least ten of the Boys Town’s close to a hundred wards. The boys, mostly orphaned or abandoned, are studying at nearby Maa National High School. The company’s support to the Boys Town is not really new. Records at the Foundation show that during its early years, the Aboitiz family had been providing assistane ranging from material to financial, and even moral support. Boys Town President Angala said the beneficiaries can be certain they can finish high school. He said after

ten years of continuous Davao Light assistance, some 65 wards have already benefited and about 39 got out of the shelter house with secondary diploma tucked on their waist. Of the beneficiaries, some were sent to Don Bosco College in Makati to take skills-based courses mostly on automotive technology. Others were sent to Don Bosco Center in Mati, Davao Oriental, also to study vocational disciplines such as machining and automotive technology. Two years ago, Davao Light sent eight wards who

graduated from high school to a threemonth comprehensive carpentry and masonry skills training at the Association of Construction and Informal Workers (ACIW) Center, a TESDAaccredited training institution. The Davao Boys Town has already produced a veterinarian, a priest, and some expert truck body builders and mechanics. Two former Boys Town wards are now gainfully working in large automotive assembly plants in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. (DLPC)

Implementation of existing environmental and IP laws must be given priority - Loren TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 18 – “We must implement our laws effectively.” This was the reaction of Senator Loren Legarda when asked by the local

media as to what laws the Senator need to push in order to protect the

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This was also what Senator Legarda stressed that the government needs to do, noting that there are already a number of laws with implementation challenges. “My focus is on funding the laws that I authored and monitor the implementation of the government,” Legarda, who convened the Mindanao Indigenous People’s Assembly, said in a press conference. Legarda cited as examples the Ecological Solid Waste Management law, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the environmental safeguards and community benefits contained in the Mining Act. As to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law,

Legarda said one of the problems of the LGUs is they don’t have the budget for engineered sanitary landfills, which should have long replaced open and controlled dumpsites. As to the Clean Air Act, Legarda said one of its important provisions is the anti-smoke belching of vehicles. “As we all know, strict compliance with smoke emission standards is lacking,” the Senator said. As to the Philippine Mining Act, “it is very clear that before any mining exploration activities, there should be consultation with the sectors, especially the indigenous peoples.” “Second, the host communities should significantly benefit from the resources the mining

exploration and other economic activities produce,” Legarda said. Citing figures from the NCIP that there are over a hundred mining operations and exploration and twenty hydro-power plants in ancestral domains, “we need to see a more equitable distribution of the wealth of nature, to be given to our indigenous peoples who are the host communities of these economic undertakings,” she added. “The DENR, NCIP and LGUs should jointly monitor if IPs receive substantial share from these activities,” Legarda said. But Senator Legarda clarified that she was also pushing for the passage of new 30

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laws, like the People’s Survival Fund, which have recently passed the Senate on third and final reading. “The People’s Survival Fund will ensure that funds are

available to carry out adaptation projects within the context of local, communitybased realities. Once operationalized, this fund should be tapped by the indigenous

cultural communities in building your resilience against the impact of climate change,” Legarda said. (Office of Senator Loren Legarda)

Cebuano news: DavSur dili ulahi sa agrikultura – Gov. Cagas by Nilda S. Aninon DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Sept. 18 (PIA) – Ang probinsya sa Davao del Sur dili iwit sa natad sa agrikultura ilabi na sa organic farming, matud pa ni Gobernador Douglas Cagas. Kini ang dasig nga gipahibalo ug gikapasigarbo sa gobernador ngadto sa mga regional information officers sa Department of Agriculture nga mibisita sa probinsya niadtong September 13 atol sa gipahigayong quarterly regional meeting. G i h i m o n g ehemplo ni Gov. Cagas si Benjamin Lao, usa ka Magsasakang

Syentista sa Davao del Sur nga unang naka diskobre ug nakamugna sa coconut syrup nga ginabaligya na sa gawas sa nasud. Gamit ang organic fertilizer ug bio-gas, nahimong negosyante ug exporter sa mga nagkalain-laing produkto si Lao sama sa coconut syrup ug guyabano delight. Ang mga binotilyang produkto

ni Lao mapalit sa mga dagkung malls diha sa local market samtang ang bulto nga pagpamaligya ang gipaagi na sa tag 56 drums. Padayon nga gisugilon ni Gov. Cagas nga sa nataran ni Lao sulod sa lima ka ektaryang luna nga maayong pagkadumala ug pag amuma, adunay mga fresh fruits sama sa durian, lanzones, rambutan 31

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ug mangosteen. Aduna pod mga fresh bottled goat’s milk, cocosap products sama sa coconut sugar sweetened moringa tea, coconut sugar sweetened lemon green tea, ginger tea, hot choco, coconut sugar sweetened bucayo, polvoron ug camote juice. Dugang niini ang cocosap drink, sukang pinasarap, allpurpose seasoning, durian flavored ice cream in goat’s milk ug choco-flavored ice cream in goat’s milk. Namaligya sab ang nahisgutang farm og sinakong vermicast organic fertilizer. Patapos nga gisulti ni Gov. Cagas nga bisan sa gamay lang nga luna susama kay Lao, mapalamabo gyud kini pinaagi sa pagkugi ug Sunday, September 18, 2011

dedikasyon. “Ang gamay nga uma m a m a h i m o n g madumala og maayo. Nagkinahanglan lang kini og pagkugi ug dedikasyon,” matud sa gobernador. “Ayaw lang paglimita sa pagka turista. Pagtuon sa kaugalingong kasinatian ug iambit sa uban,” dugang pa ni Gov. Cagas ngadto sa mga regional information officers sa DA nga giubanan ni national director Noel Reyes sa Agro Fishery Information Service ug sa mga technical personnel niini. Sa opisina ni Gov. Cagas, mainiton silang gitimbaya sa gobernador dungan sa pag-ingon niini “dili kamo magmahay sa inyong pagbisita dinhi sa probinsya.” SiReyesnagbutyag

nga gawas sa ilang pag courtesy call kay Gov. Cagas, mobisita pod sila sa mga kaumahan sa probinsya nga napa ilawom sa superbisyon sa DA, ilabi na kadtong nahimong Gawad Saka National Awardee on Local Farming Category nga nasugdan sa 2008. Sa laing bahin, dugang gipahibalo ni Reyes nga bastante ang ilang pondo hangtod sa pagtapos sa tuig 2011 samtang padayon ang nagkadaiyangprograma nga ilang gipatuman sa natad sa agrkultura ilabi na kadtong naila na nga mga dapit tibuok nasud sa Pilipinas. Sunod tuig, matud niya, gilauman sa ilang ahensya nga mahatagan og pondong 1.6 bilyon ka pesos alang sa pagugmad sa aspetong agrikultura. (PIODavSur/Nilda S. Aniñon) 31


Pagbili ng lupang gagamiting landfill ng Koronadal pinaghahandaan na

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umatakbo na ang proseso para mabili na ng pamahalaang panglungsod ang lupa sa Barangay Paraiso na gagawing sanitary landfill (SLF).

Sa isang panayam, sinabi ni Mayor Peter B. Miguel na hinahanda na ang pondo na pambili ng lupa. Nagpapatuloy rin umano ang isinasagawang mga pagsusuri sa target na lupa upang masigurong pasado itong pagtayuan ng SLF. Matatandaang muling nagpapaalala ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources na ipapasarado na nito ang

umaabot sa 400 na open dumpsites sa iba’t ibang lugar sa bansa kabilang na ang sa Koronadal. Ito umano ay dahil hindi ligtas sa buhay at kalusugan ng mga tao ang mga dumpsites na ito. Nilinaw naman ni Mayor Miguel na ligtas pa naman ang dumpsite na kasalukuyang ginagamit ng lungsod. Aniya tanging mga nabubulok na basura na lang ang itinatapon doon.

Inaasahan ni Mayor Miguel na masisimulan na sa susunod na taon ang pagtatayo ng sariling SLF ng lungsod. Sakaling tuluyang maipapasara ang dumpsite bago pa man matapos ang SLF, hihilingin umano ni Mayor Miguel sa pamahalaang bayan ng Surallah na pansamantalang makikigamit ang lungsod sa cluster SLF ng bayan. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12)

Tagalog News: Presyo ng bigas sa S. Cotabato minomonitor KORONADAL CITY, Setyembre 18 (PIA) -- Kasalukuyang minomonitor ng Office of the Provincial Agriculturist ang presyo ng bigas sa pamilihan sa buong South Cotabato. Ayon kay pro- dapat bumababa na hil sa patuloy na pagvincial agricultur- ngayon ang presyo ng baba ng halaga ng paist Reynaldo Legaste bigas sa lalawigan da- lay na binibili ng mga 33 32

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commercial trader. Nitong ikalawang linggo ng Setyembre nasa P14 hanggang P14.50 bawat kilo na lang ang kuha ng mga commercial trader sa aning palay ng mga magsasaka sa lalawigan. Base sa kanilang

pagtaya kahit noong nasa P15 bawat kilo ang halaga ng palay dapat nasa P30 na lang umano ang bawat kilo ng bigas. Dagdag ni Legaste bibigyan nila ngilang araw ang mga negosyante para ibaba ang kanil-

ang presyo. Sa susunod na linggo magsisimula na umanong iikot ang kanilang price monitoring team upang siguruhing walang mga negosyanteng magsasamantala sa publiko. (DEDoguiles/PIA)

Khu nilinaw na hindi bago ang ibinalitang banta sa terorismo by Dani E. Doguiles

KORONADAL CITY, Setyembre 18 (PIA) -- Nilinaw ni Director Felicisimo Khu ng Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO)- Western Mindanao na hindi bagong intelligence report ang napapabalitang bantang pagpapasabog sa ilang bahagi ng bansa kabilang na ang General Santos City, Digos, Davao at Metro Manila.

Sinabi ni Khu na wala siyang sinabing may bagong banta sa terorismo ngayon. Aniya ang kanyang pahayag ay may pagbabanta umano sa mga naturang lugar base sa kanilang nakalap na intelligence report ilang buwan na ang nakalipas. Aniya wala na umanong bagong planong pambobomba ang nabuo ng Sunday, September 18, 2011

mga terorista base pa rin sa kanilang nakalap na impormasyon. Gusto ring iparating ni Khu na patuloy na aktibo ang mga otoridad sa pagbabantay sa mahahalaga at matataong lugar dito sa rehiyon laban sa mga masasamang elemento. Aniya hindi pa ibinaba ang lebel ng alerto sa mga lugar

ng Cotabato City, Isulan at Tacurong sa Sultan Kudarat, General Santos at iba pang lugar. Hiniling naman niya ang patuloy na kooperasyon ng kumunidad lalung lalo na sa pagbabantay at pagreport sa mga kahina-hinalang mga tao at mga bagay na iniiwan sa matataong lugar. (DEDoguiles/PIA 12) 33


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