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COFFEE production in the Philippines continues to be lorded over by Mindanao, with Region 12 or the South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos (Soccsksargen) region remaining as the top regional coffee producer of the country. See full story, page A2

Japanese books publisher inks MOU with DepEd in Oro By MARK FRANCISCO Staffmember

THE City Schools of Division of Cagayan de Oro led by superintendent Elena M. Borcillo got another boost when a huge books publisher from Japan offered to provide mathematics textbooks and other materials to public school math teachers. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the

matter was signed yesterday by Borcillo and Keirinkan Company represented by managing director Toshiki Okamura. This is in partnership with e-Education, a group of young Japanese professionals who have been providing assistance to public schools in the Philippines for some time. The project which will See inks, page A15

Signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) are (from left) e-Education chief executive officer Kaito Miwa, Keirinkan Company managing director Toshiki Okamura and City Schools Division superintendent Elena M. Borcillo. Witnessing are (from left) e-Education Philippines project manager Jiyong Oun, Keirinkan Company assistant director Keigo Sato, project supervisor Romeo Aclo and Camiguin e-Education coordinator Julius dela Rosa. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco

2 brgy tanods shot in Oro By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City— Two barangay peacekeepers are now in critical conditions after they were shot in the head during a fiesta celebration in Barangay Taglimao on the eve of September 29. The victims were identified as a certain Nelson Ocday, 30; and 46-year-old See tanods, page A15

Lawmaker eyes construction of cemetery for Muslims in Oro By MARK FRANCISCO Staff member

A LAWMAKER is planning to construct a cemetery exclusively for Muslims in Cagayan de Oro City. During a meeting with more than a hundred youthful Balik Islam converts here at the residence of community organizer Nelson Alonto-Sarapuddin, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (second

district, Cagayan de Oro City) said it is high time for Muslims to have their own cemetery because of their increasing population in the city. It is learned that Muslims bury their dead in a modest way. The grave should be aligned perpendicular to Mecca. The body is then placed in the grave without a casket, lying on its right

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COFFEE production in the Philippines continues to be lorded over by Mindanao, with Region 12 or the South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos (Soccsksargen) region remaining as the top regional coffee producer of the country.

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Jennifer Remoquillo, Department of Agriculture (DA) national coordinator for High Value Crops Development Program, said that Mindanao accounts for 77 percent of the country’s coffee production. Trailing far behind in coffee production is Luzon at 17 percent and Visayas at six percent, she added. In terms of area planted to coffee, 67 percent is in Mindanao, 23 percent in Luzon and 10 percent in the Visayas. Citing data from Philippine Statistics Authority’s Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), Remoquillo

said that a total of 117,451 hectares (ha) were so far planted with coffee across the country. Of this, 26,434 ha are in Soccsksargen region, added Remoquillo, who was among the speakers of the 2nd Regional Coffee Congress, hosted by the DA Region 12 office, which opened Monday. She disclosed that coffee production in the country last year dropped by 4.04 percent to 75,454 metric tons. Remoquillo attributed the drop in coffee production last year to the cutting and pruning of old trees and

the effects of heavy rains and strong winds during fruit development in Sultan Kudarat, the country’s top provincial coffee producer. In Davao City, she said there was a shift to banana and in Cavite, coffee farms were converted to pineapple. There was also lower production in Batangas due to the long dry season during the flowering stage and also due to the infestation of scale insects, she said. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, DA director for Region 12, said they conducted the second regional coffee congress, which will end Tuesday to help the industry

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achieve further growth. This year’s congress carried the theme “Kapeyapaan: Susi sa Matagumpay at Maunlad na Pamayanan Tungo sa ASEAN Integration.” Region 12 last year produced 28,000 MT of coffee, said Datukan, adding the regional Agriculture office continues to work to increase the region’s coffee production. Remoquillo noted that among the factors that hamper the growth of the country’s coffee industry is the lack of quality seedlings. “We have insufficient knowledge in coffee nursery production, (resulting to) the problem on quality planting materials,” she said. Viable coffee farming requires good planting material, Remoquillo added. In the Philippines, coffee farming is dominated by small farmers with an average farm size of one to two hectares. The most common variety is Robusta which accounted for over 70 percent production, followed by Arabica, Liberica and Excelsa, it added. Remoquillo said some other challenges facing the country’s coffee industry include pest and disease control and marketing. For the marketing challenge, she noted that the market requires producers to deliver consistent quality and sufficient quantity of coffee beans. (Bong S. Sarmiento/MindaNews) Mindanao Daily TARPS - STICKERS - NEWS

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Yes, it is very unfortunate that Julio Uy’s dream of creating a “political dynasty” in Misamis Oriental is nothing but a broken dream. With the Baculio-Emano tandem coming together again in the 2016, Julio Uy’s dream would certainly turn into a nightmare. Going back to the 2013 elections, the victory of Juliet Uy, the incumbent representative of the province’s second district, was credited to “Bambi” Emano’s support of Juliet. Now, Julio might not believe it. However, that is the truth. It was the pulling out the Padayon Pilipino’s support in the candidacy of Baculio that led to the victory of Juliet. The conflict between Baculios’ and the Emanos’ started when Baculio fitted his son Rex against Bambi in the 2010 Congressional race in the province’s second district. It was a hard decision for both – Baculio fielding his son against the Padayon Pilipino that made him Congressman for nine years and “Bambi” Emano who

has supported Baculio’s political career ever since. Now, the two political stalwarts in the province second district would certainly iron out their differences for political reasons. It is called “political preservation.” The Emano would preserve their hold in the province while Baculio would be eager to reestablish his political hold of the congressional district. Perhaps, Julio Uy did not think of this scenario. Perhaps, he thinks that because Juliet is congresswoman, he could muster enough support in the sec-

Education system in any country tends to be the most problematic when compared to any other system. ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ In education, the system Managing Editor Executive Editor is mostly affected by the CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING political atmosphere. Who Associate Editor Contributing Editor is “the ruling party” will determine all aspects in a MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda country, even in education Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor system. Unfortunately, the GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit experts and scientists who Motoring Editor Photo Journalist are good at this field have rarely got opportunity to felix santillan ROEL CATOTO determine the education EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao system. Layout Artists PAT SAMONTE It is common to see eduirene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN cation system changing Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga quickly according to the new government with different JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao ruling political parties. The Regional Editors-Northmin most common one is the polemic related to shouting AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA the fault. The new governRegional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant ment tends to accuse the ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI former one of having bad NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE system. Then, they change CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 the system into another new CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY one, by claiming that the Legal Counsel new one is the best. The --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff system which is changed in candy macabale - 09161326483 schools is the curriculum. RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 We can imagine, when MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 a system changes, it will be North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 followed by all practices. All VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 regulations are changed. It Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 is “a big project” for the new bobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 government. All activities

related to the new system are changed as well. All these changes inevitably lead to the chaos in the real fields such as school teachers and the principals. Changing curriculum causes other aspects to be altered too. That is the chaos that commonly happens in education sector. In this respect, we must think critically about education condition and the aspects which really need attention. In education, there are input, process, and output. These three simple aspects beside other aspect are still good to understand. With these three aspects, we can see which part needs emphasis and what budget should be prioritized. There are four conditions in education. First, when input (student quality) is bad and the process (school system) is bad, we can certainly determine that the output is obviously bad. Second, when input is bad but the process is good, we can probably predict that the output is better than the input before the process. Third, when the input is good but the process is bad,

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ond district. Wrong, Julio! If Julio could remember he was beaten twice in a row when he ran for Congress against Bambi then. Well, Julio thinks he has Alexis Quina of the first district as his running mate. He believes that Quina could lead him to victory in the first district. This is another absurd idea. Quina only has Balingasag! The first district has 11 towns including the component city of Gingoog. Now, like Villanueva where Julio could not get a solid vote other than an enough winning edge against an opponent, Quina is not also certain of getting a solid vote even for his own. The analysis of the “inclined voting” is a very important factor, too. For instance, it would be a oneon-one between Quina and Joey Pelaez for the vice gubernatorial race. It is noteworthy that the Medina, Gingoog, Magsaysay district is the stronghold of the Pelaez. In other words, compared to Alexis Quina, Joey Pelaez is ahead when

it comes to “inclined to vote” analysis in the first district. Thus, it would not be a surprise if Quina would lose in the province’s first district, too. While banking on the support of the Liberal Party, where Uy and Quina have coalesced, the LP is only interested in its presidential and senatorial candidates. Like any other national political party, the local political alliance is considered only as “watchers” of the national candidates’ votes. Even in terms of financial support, the national political party could not be relied upon. In a nutshell, the dream of Julio Uy to take political control of Misamis Oriental exists only in his mind. With the strengthened alliance of the Baculios’ and the Emanos,’ there is a greater possibility that the year 2015 would be Juliet Uy’s last term. Putting it bluntly, Jun Baculio would be able to regain his political bailiwick in Misamis Oreintal’s second district in 2016. -0Send comments/reactions: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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we can also predict that the output is bad. Fourth, when the input is good and the process is good, we can certainly predict that the output is excellent. Process, in this case, is the most important aspect in education. Among the four conditions above, the best is the forth condition. The worst is the first one. But, the most sinful school system among the four above is the third condition. This condition shows that the input (student quality before the process) is good but because of the bad process, they have bad fate in their future. Schools—in this case the government—are the root cause. They must be responsible for all the

students’ future, including the parents. Process implicitly reflects several factors. They are the quality of the teachers, curriculum, equipment such as teaching media and technology related to it, school condition such as building and all the things related to the learning and teaching interaction in the classroom, and so on. These factors need more budget because they determine all output being processed. Teachers’ quality needs budget for improving the teachers’ quality. It can be in the form of allowance to further study or to higher level. It can also in the form of training and the likes. With good quality of the teachers, education process will be good as well. Teaching media and all technologies related to education process must be highlighted. They must be given more budgets for improving the process. Again, process is the most determinant factor, among other factors in education. So, any political party that is the ruling one in any country must be aware of See djuwari, page A15

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CAGAYAN de Oro City—The head of Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (AHCBBL) yesterday urged his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve the VICE GOVERNOR JOEY substitute bill on the Bangsamoro Basic Law G. PELAEZ was delighted at the outcome of the 2nd (BBL). Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the second district of Cagayan de Oro City and chair of the AHCBBL said Congress had only a few weeks left to discuss the fate of the BBL. Rodriguez has expressed optimism that his substitute bill, House Bill (HB) 5811, will be able to get the green light of his colleagues as he has already removed the 48 unconstitutional provisions. Once approved, HB 5811, otherwise known as the Basic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

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THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) regional office in Northern Mindanao awarded top government employees in the region during a rite held last Tuesday. The ceremony was part of the month-long celebration of the 115th anniversary of civil service in the Philippines. The awardees which were conferred in the event held at SM City Cagayan de Oro were the following: Edalyn Olis (Master Teacher I, Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School), Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Police Station chief Senior Insp. Maricris Mulat, ten education supervisors and specialists from the City Schools Division of Gingoog led by superintendent Dr. Myrna Castaños, Dr. Amer Saber (Medical Center Chief I, Amnai

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“A Happy MisOr” Student Leadership Training which he organized in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) Divisions of Misamis Oriental, Gingoog City and El Salvador City. The Leadership Training was hosted by Laguindingan National High School. The two-day activity, which was held last September 25-26, 2015, was participated by more than 1000 high school studentleaders and their respective teacher-advisers from all over the Province. Their participation was authorized by DepEd Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco of MisOr, Dr. Myrna T. Castaños of Gingoog City and Dr. Cora T. Asa of El Salvador City. With the theme, “STUDENT LEADERSHIP: Making Our LIVES (Leadership. Integrity. Vision. Excellence. Service.) Better,” the whole activity consisted of five plenary sessions, each focusing on the meaning of the acronym LIVES. The first session was facilitated by Mr. Matthew R. Basabe, a Motivational Speaker and Founder of #HYPERCEBU, who talked about the topic “We are all Leaders”. The second session tackled “Integrity: the Wholeness of Leading” which was facilitated by the former Central Student Government (CSG) President of Xavier University and presently the

2nd A HAPPY MISOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and PROVINCIAL BOARD SECRETARY ATTY. ERNESTO R. SOTTO, JR. award a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. JEROME R. SOLDEVILLA during the 2nd A Happy MisOr Student Leadership Training at the Laguindingan National High School. Mr. Soldevilla was one of the Resource Speakers who spoke about the importance of integrity among leaders. The student leadership training has been the advocacy of Vice Governor Pelaez to reinforce the leadership skills of the students in the Province supplied photo

Communications Officer of STEAG State Power Inc., Mr. Jerome R. Soldevilla. The third session’s speaker was Mr. Benralph S. Yu, a Nutrition Specialist of Nestlé Philippines, Inc. who discussed the topic “Hugot Lines of a Leader with a Vision”. Assistant Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of Misamis Oriental, Dr. Josefino ‘Jojo’ S. Bascug took charge of the fourth session and talked about “Climate Leadership: How Student-Leaders Can Help Mitigate Climate Change”. The last session was facilitated by Ms. Liezel F.

Salera, President of Invest Mindanow, Inc. who talked about “Defining Excellence in Leading”. Ms. Salera and Messrs. Basabe and Yu are all products of leadership trainings and environmental camps organized by Vice Governor Pelaez when he was still the Executive Director of the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs of the Department of Education. “I am very happy that we have surpassed the number of participants of the leadership training last year. I am hoping that as we continue to empower our youth, the

number of participants will grow,” Vice Governor Pelaez said. “I have been organizing leadership trainings for free for Misamis Oriental, Gingoog City and El Salvador City, including Cagayan de Oro City, when I was in DepEd. This year’s training is the second only as Vice Governor of the Province,” added Vice Governor Pelaez. It will be recalled that the 1st Student Leadership Training in Tagoloan Central School which was attended by more than 800 participants coincided, more or less, with his first year as Vice Governor.

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Thousands of children in the Philippines risk their lives every day mining gold. Children work in unstable 25-meter-deep pits that could collapse at any moment. They mine gold underwater, along the shore, or in rivers, with oxygen tubes in their mouths. They also process gold with mercury, a toxic metal, risking irreversible health damage from mercury poisoning. During an investigation in the Camarines Norte and Masbate provinces in the country’s Bicol region, Human Rights Watch interviewed 65 child miners about their work in artisanal and small-scale gold mines. The children described how they were terrified when climbing down shafts or diving into pits. They complained about the health effects of the work, such as back pain, skin infections and muscle spasms consistent with symptoms of mercury poisoning. Human Rights Watch also interviewed witnesses to a fatal mining accident, in which

An 11-year-old boy works at an underwater mining site in Camarines Norte An underground mine in Malaya, Camarines Norte. Photo by Mark Z. province, Philippines. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes for Human Rights Watch Saludes for Human Rights Watch

a 17-year-old boy and his adult brother were asphyxiated in a deep pit mine in September 2014. The Philippines government has not done nearly enough to protect children from the hazards of child labor in small-scale gold mining. Although the government has ratified treaties and enacted laws to combat the worst forms of child labor, it has largely failed to implement them: the

government barely monitors child labor in mining and does not penalize employers or withdraw children from these dangerous work environments. While the government has taken some important steps to ensure education for all, the number of outof-school children working in gold mines remains a concern. Mining and environmental regulations for small-

scale mines – including a March 2015 ban on mercury use and underwater mining – have gone unenforced, despite the government’s promise to reduce mercury and to make mining beneficial for the population. While the Philippines has signed the 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury, it has not yet ratified the treaty. The government’s lack of concrete action reflects

Child labor descends where it’s dark and deep By Human Rights Watch

“It was dark and deep, and it was my first time. I felt scared.” “Now I’m used to it,” said Dennis, now 14. He was 13 when he made the first dive. Deep in an underwater mine shaft that is repeated in countless holes on the ocean floor and river beds in the Philippines. Because many of the gold deposits are beneath the water table, a unique practice known as compressor mining has developed in coastal areas along the shore, in rivers and in swamps. Diving underwater for several hours in 10-meter-deep shafts, miners receive air

from a tube attached to a diesel-run air compressor at the surface. This extremely dangerous work is mostly carried out by adult men but boys also work alongside in dry underground pits that are up to 25 meters deep. They are usually lowered into the pit on a rope and work there for several hours. If the pits are deep, oxygen is pumped in with a blower. If the pits are not so deep, miners work without a blower, but often find it difficult to breathe. The divers enter a narrow wooden shaft (approximately 70 x 70 centimeters) that has been dug into the bottom of the ocean or river. Some stay for an hour, others

remain three hours under water, sometimes longer. Several boys told Human Rights Watch how they got extremely cold because of the long time spent under water. “It is very cold inside and it’s so dark. The scary part is when you just start to build [dig a tunnel in the riverbed] and all of it is mud,” said Samuel, 17. (The names of all children have been replaced with pseudonyms to protect their privacy.) “I tried today to go inside but I could only last one minute. It was cold. It was very dark and when I came up I was really cold,”said a boy who, on the day he spoke with Human Rights Watch, made his first attempt to dive for gold. He used to pull sacks of ore. Those who dive for gold risk drowning from lack of oxygen or mudslides. In some cases, the compressor tubes providing divers with oxygen stopped working and forced them to come up for air quickly. “Sometimes you have to make it up fast, especially if you have no air in your hose

if the machine stops working,” said a diver, Joseph, 16. It’s a normal thing. It’s happened to me.” Coming up fast from diving deep in the water is also dangerous. Small nitrogen bubbles can build in the person’s blood and cause “the bends,” or decompression sickness. This can result in pain in the joints, shortness of breath and embolism, a brain disorder. Compressor mining carries other health risks. Children working for extended periods in water often suffer itchy and infected skin, a condition locally called romborombo. Such infections can be caused by bacteria in the water.[25] In addition, children are exposed to carbon monoxide from the diesel compressors, increasing the long-term risk of lung cancer. In March 2015, the government prohibited compressor mining. While compressor mining appears to have reduced in recent years, it remains an important livelihood in Camarines Norte and continues, despite the ban. SciencePhilippines

not only insufficient staff and technical capacity, but also a lack of political will by national and local officials to take measures that will not be well-received by the local population in impoverished areas, or by mine owners and traders that rely on child labor. The government should improve child labor monitoring and child protection systems, and do more to reach those who have

dropped out of school. It should ensure that its programs to address the ill-effects of poverty, such as free school meals and social support programs, are reaching families in mining areas, who frequently depend on the labor of children for survival. The government should support the creation of a legal, regulated, small-scale gold mining free of child See gold, page A15

Child labor, small mines By Human Rights Watch

“Small-scale gold mining” is defined under Philippine law as mining with either no or simple machinery and a large workforce. It is practices in more than 30 provinces, an important livelihood for many poor, rural communities. About 200,000 to 300,000 people work in small-scale gold mining. In 2014, large and small-scale mines produced about 18 tons of gold with a market value of over US$700 million, according to official statistics. There are no reliable figures on small-scale gold mining because an estimated 90 percent of the gold is smuggled out of the country and not traded at the government-controlled buying stations. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of gold in the Philippines originates from small-scale gold mining. Almost all small-scale miners operate without a license outside government-designated lands, the so-called “people’s mining areas” where small-scale mining is permitted for miners holding a valid license. In practice, there are only four such areas in the whole country. In March 2015, the government revised the rules and regulations for small-

scale mining. In order to increase the number of legal mining operations, the government simplified the process for obtaining licenses and declaring people’s mining areas. The government also prohibited certain harmful mining practices, including the use of mercury and underwater (so-called compressor) mining. However, it did not mention child labor or reiterate the prohibition on child labor. Under Philippine law, the minimum age for work is 15, and hazardous work is prohibited for anyone under the age of 18. The Philippines has ratified international laws on child labor, in particular the International Labor Organization (ILO) Minimum Age Convention and the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention which defines as hazardous all work underground, underwater and with hazardous substances. They are defined as among the worst forms of child labor. Since 2013, the Enhanced Basic Education Act mandates compulsory free education for all children in the Philippines until the age of 18. Still, child labor is common. Mainly due to family poverty, about 3 million children work in hazardous See labor, page A15


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Arrest warrants out vs. 3 suspects on lumad slay in Surigao del Sur TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--The warrants of arrest have already been issued against the primary suspects on the killings of three lumads in Surigao del Sur on September 1, 2015. P/Supt. Joseph Boquiren, PNP deputy provincial director for administra-

tion (DPDA) here, bared the information during the Peace and Order and Public Safety Committee Meeting chaired by Board Member Henrich Pimentel held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall on September 28. Boquiren, representing P/SSupt. Narciso Ver-

dadero, PNP provincial director, who was said to be out of town due to an official business, showed up at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through the invitation of the Committee on Peace and Order and Public Safety, together with Col. Isidro Purisima, brigade commander of the 402nd

Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA). The police official identified the accused as Bobby Tejero, Loloy Tejero, and Garito Layno, who are facing charges of three counts of murder, robbery, grave coercion, and arson. No bail was recommended, he stressed.

We will not surrender – Tejero BUTUAN CITY--“We will not surrender,” this was the statement of Datu Bobby Tejero, one of the suspects in the killings of three people in Lianga, Surigao del Sur recently. In an exclusive interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga,

Tejero admitted that they are former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who veered away from the injustices and criminal activities of the communist group as well as atrocities against innocent civilians especially the lumads, which are in contrast to the rebels’ pro-people and pro-human

GSIS resets Stakeholders Dialogue in Surigao City TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has come out with a revised schedule of the “Stakeholders Dialogue” at the same venue and time at Philippine Gateway Hotel in Surigao City at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. but resetting it on October 2, 2015. In an earlier communication, the said undertaking was supposed to take place on September 25, 2015. Belen Talita, GSIS Surigao City branch manager, in a letter to Governor Johnny Pimentel dated September 14, 2015, no longer cited the reason of postponement to this later date, however, the same purpose of holding the event was pointed out, saying “The dialogue aims to provide an update on the initiatives and reforms undertaken by GSIS, and to foster closer ties between GSIS and its stakeholders.” “As part of its thrust to promote service responsiveness and transparency, the GSIS Board of Trustees is instituting consultative meetings with its members

and pensioners nationwide,” she stated earlier. Talita likewise informed that “The dialogue will be conducted by President & General Manager Robert G. Vergara and other GSIS executives.” (Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)

rights claims. “We realized how fighting with them became a lost cause after experiencing suffering from the rotten system of the revolutionary organization,” he added. Tejero also claimed that they have around 1,500 armed baganis with 48 leaders ready to fight against the NPA rebels. “We will target all their legal fronts and we will not stop until they will be

decimated and defeated because they are the ones occupying our area,” said Tejero. “ They (NPA rebels) trained us to be fierce and fearless with the use of ammunition, we just want to give back what we have learned from them,” he added. He then accused the Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang sa Sumusunod or MAPASU and the Alterna-

In this connection, Task Force Bangkaw headed by P/SSupt. Verdadero, was already created to go after the perpetrators allegedly responsible for the death of three lumad victims— Emerito Samarca, Dionel Campos, and Bello Sinzo, Boquiren added. The respective warrants

of arrest for the three accused were issued by Acting Presiding Judge Edwin Malazarte of Branch 28 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Lianga, this province on September 22, 2015, it was learned. (Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

tive Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, Inc. or ALCADEV as the legal fronts of the NPA. “These organizations are the ones manipulating the indigenous peoples. The MAPASU organization is also responsible in the mass evacuation of the lumads in Tandag City. We want to end this manipulation, because our brother lumads have long been wanted to go home,” said Tejero. Meanwhile, the warrants

of arrest have already been issued against sibling Datu Bobby and Loloy Tejero as well as Garito Layno, and several John Does of the bagani paramilitary group who were held responsible for the killings of ALCADEV executive director Emerito Samarca; MAPASU chair Dionel Campos; and civilian Aurello Sinzo last September 1 in Lianga. They are facing charges of three counts of murder, robbery, grave coercion, and arson. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF Camiguin Municipality of Mambajao

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JOSEPHINE JUNI ALIMA has filed with this Office PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME in her husband’s Birth Certificate, EDCARDO LLACUNA ALIMA from “EDCARDO” to “ROLAND”. He was born on 12 November 1961 at ANITO, MAMBAJAO, SUBPROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN, PHILIPPINES from parents: ANTONIO JARAULA ALIMA and LUISITA CARRILLO LLACUNA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 12 OCTOBER 2015.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ENCARNACION C. VDA. DE FRANCO, who died intestate on January 23, 2004 in Butuan City, consisting of a certain parcel of land under Tax Declaration No. 08-11-0001-06694 and covered under Transfer Certificate of Title No. 157-RT-23139 located at Baan Km. 3, Butuan City containing an area of 1,500 square meters, is the subject of an AMENDED DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ENCARNACION C. VDA. DE FRANCO made and entered into by and among the heirs of Encarnacion C. Vda. De Franco and Gregorio B. Franco, namely, heirs of Rosario C. Franco represented by Janet Franco Lapuz-Rojo, Angeles C. Franco-Mamaat, heirs of Gracionita C. Franco-Juan represented by Vivian Juan-Mojica, and Toregenio C. Franco, per Doc. No. 426; Page No.87; Book No. LXIII; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr., Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan. MDN: Sept 17, 24 & Oct 1, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 & 5 R.A.10172 & 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MICHAEL L. VALDEMOZA has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error & Change of First Name particularly in his sex from “F” to “MALE” & Change of First Name from “MICHELLE” to “MICHAEL” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MICHELLE LABAJO VALDEMOZA who was born on May 23, 1984 at Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte and whose parents are Babyrose P. Labajo and Rolando M. Valdemoza. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

In compliance with Section 7 R.A.10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ESTRELLITA V. POCDOL has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly in her DATE OF BIRTH from “JAN.20 1954” TO “JANUARY 4, 1954” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ESTRELLITA POCDAL who was born on January 4, 1954 at Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte and whose parents are Salud Valles and Andres Pocdol. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

CCE-2351-2015

Date: September 22, 2015

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that KHARYLL LOUISE CABASE MENDEZ has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of KHARYLL LOUISE CABASE MENDEZ at Davao City and whose parent is MARITES VILLANUEVA CABASE and ANDREW JARDINIANO MENDEZ. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than October 08, 2015. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2015

Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar MUNICIPALITY OF MAGSAYSAY Province of Davao del Sur OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 9048/10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC September 23, 2015 CCE/CFN-0002-2015 R.A. 9048/10172 In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MAYCHEL MANULONG IGNACIO has fled with this Office , a petition for change of First Name docketed as CFN-0002-2015 from “MICHAEL” to “MAYCHEL” and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Adminstrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the punlic that MAYCHEL MANULONG IGNACIO has filed with this office a petition for correction of her GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of MICHAEL MANULONG IGNACIO at Blocon, Magsaysay,, Davao del Sur and whose parents are JHONNY T. IGNACIO and LILEBETH MANULONG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 7, 2015. (SGD) ANASTACIA B. DENSING Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2015


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You need to discover first yourself The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October1, 2015Thursday)Luke 12:54-59-And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge

ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, [as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into “prison.” I tell thee, thou shall not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite: Jesus criticized the people for being blind to the presence of Jesus in their midst. In John9:1-2-there is

A Teacher’s Sacrifice By Aisha Lea C. Daud Sultan Palao Ali Memorial Elementary School Tagoloan District. Division of Lanao del Norte

Teaching is a profession of self-sacrifice. It is a calling and not all have the will to do well in this profession. It needs passion, dedication, commitment, love and ultimate martyrdom. A teacher produce legacy through the achievements of her pupils. Sometimes, she has to sacrifice quality time for her family just to work extra hours in finishing lesson plans, preparing instructional materials, and studying her lessons. She is even called upon to become a mother willing to face harm just to protect the lives of her pupils, as if they were her own children. Teacher will always have a special place in the hearts of her pupils; most especially if such teacher has made great impact in their lives. She can be their best-friend or worst enemy depending on how she treats them. She can spice up their daily class session or make it a boring day. She can build or break their dreams. Thus, teachers have the power to prepare her pupils into new tomorrow or abandon their future. With this teacher has to be very careful in assessing and treating her pupils. She is accompanied with uncountable tasks and responsibility to her pupils. She needs to be a protector, facilitator, nurturer, disciplinarian, and molder. Ev-

ery day, she has to be the best teacher she can. She is a mother who guides her pupils, an older sister who disciplines her little brothers and sisters and lastly a best-friend who bonds and be part of their unforgettable happy moments. Certainly, being a teacher not just education the youth. It is also about adopting and nurturing other people’s children. It’s about sacrificing oneself for the sake of her pupils and trains them to be well-rounded, so as to thrive in this world. And so on this World’s Teacher Day, I would like to thank all my teachers from Kindergarten up to College. To my mother, Norhattah C. Daud Ed.D, who have been my model and inspired me to enter teaching profession, to the School Principal of SPAMES Anisah C. Palagawad for her moral support. To my Grade VI/Math Adviser, Ma’am Jasmin Tampos, now the principal of South I-A Central School, who led me into loving mathematics. And, to my High school English Teacher, Sir Mark Anthony Rosales, now works in Thailand, who showed me how to be passionate in teaching. Indeed, you are not just MY TEACHER but also MY HERO. THANK YOU AND HAPPY TEACHERS’ DAY!!

Macabalan NHS-OHSP Receives External Support By Aniceta T. Batallones

Macabalan NHS – Open High School with Mrs. Josephine D. Capagngan as the coordinator on its fourth year is so blessed to have been closely monitored and sponsored by e- Education Tokyo, Japan with Mr. Kaito Miwa, the CEO and Mr. John Oum, the e-Education Mindanao Manager. Mr. John Oum and Mr. Kaito have kept observing and monitoring the OHSP class. In fact last Sunday, September 27, 2015, they were in MNHS the whole day for monitoring purposes. It was also last Saturday that the president of Carmen Valley Rotary Club,

Joyce O. Libot with the president of Eagles Club. Mr. Hadji Ibrahim Jagger Libot visited MNHS because they were invited by the former GPTA president Mrs. Chona Pacheco. They expressed their desire to extend help to MNHS – OHSP by donating wall fans to the office of the OHSP Coordinator and by offering free lunch every Sunday to all OHSP students. With this, Macabalan National High School – OHSP is so grateful to e- Education of Tokyo Japan, the Eagles Club and to Carmen Valley Rotary Club for extending their support.

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The Organic Agriculture, a special project of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Office 10 (DA-10) spearheaded the turn-over of farm inputs and facilities to the Hineleban Foundation, Inc. recently held at Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon in support to the Indigenous People Farming Food Security Model Project for the eight (8) community tribes of Bukidnon, namely: Higaonon, Bukidnon, Talaandig, Manobo, Tigwahanon, Matigsalug, and Umayamnon. To address the food security and livelihood of the IP communities and to preserve and restore watersheds and mountain ranges of Kitangland, Katalungan, Pantaron and Matigsalog, the indigenous cultural communities of Bukidnon are focusing on reforestation and watershed protection through agroforestry, commercial forestry, and agribusiness to sustain livelihood improvements through the assistance granted by DA. With a total project

worth P465,412, the beneficiaries received lowland and upland vegetable seeds, corn & adlai seeds, vermicast, mushroom fruiting bags, cacao & coffee seedlings, organic fertilizer and 2 unit mobile shredder. The IPs are also recipients of tilapia fingerlings and native chicken and piglets from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic

Resources and Bureau of Animal Industry, respectively. Other DA participating attached agencies are: Agricultural Training Institute, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority, Bureau of Animal Industry. The said event was also

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DA UnderSecretary for Special Concerns Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assisted by Mr. Armando Arcamo of the BSWM turned-over Certificate of Ownership (establishment of abaca nursery & training, provision of mushroom spawns, livestock & poultry, inputs/provisions for fishery) to Datu Jimboy Catawanan , tribal leader of Matigsalug tribe of San Fernando, Bukidnon; release of tilapia fingerlings and tribal members receiving the mobile shredder.

1st Brigada Eskwela 2015 Awarding Ceremony By Rasmila M. Cosain-Senior Education Program Specialist on Networking and Social Mobilization Division of Lanao del Norte

Gone are those days, when pupils in public schools have to spend their first week in school to clean their classrooms. Before, there were cases when pupils chose not to come in the first days of class just to avoid doing cleaning the rooms and raking the field. Thus, to avoid absenteeism and wasting of their precious time intended for learning, Brigada Eskwela is conducted on yearly basis. In an effort to improve public schools and bring out the spirit of the volunteerism to the community level as well as participation, the Department of Education (DepEd) annually launch National Schools Maintenance Week in the third week of May. According to DepEd Memo No. 41, Brigada Eskwela shall be conducted on May 18-23, 2015. With this mandate, stakeholders in education should work hand in hand to repair and prepare for the class opening. This is to assure that schools are safe and conducive place for pupils to learn. Over the years, the Brigada Eskwela had gained significant momentum due to more and

more volunteers joining the yearly event. Indeed, as time lapses, the participation rate of this activity has escalated. Brigada is not just a week-long cleaning-up and beautification exercise, but also a time for stakeholders in education to join force, get to know and bond with each other. In appreciation on the invaluable support of all the school stakeholders, the 1st Brigada Eskwela 2015 Awarding Ceremony was launched. This event was held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Macapagal Training Center, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. It is an activity which aims to pay tribute to the stakeholders who have been our partners in the implementation of DepEd’s projects and programs. Without doubt, it is not easy to unite and gather all the stakeholders, but with the effort of all, this occasion is made possible. Brigada Eskwela 2015 Awarding Ceremony is seemingly a star-studded event. Governor Mohammad Khalid Q. Dimaporo, Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, and other stakeholders stayed up until the program ended. Emmalinda E. Duhaylungsod, CESO

VI, Schools Division Superintendent gave a heartfelt-warming message. Dr. Eusebio Aguanta, PDO IV-DepED, Region X , the PSDS along with AFP-Col Gilbert I. Gapay, Brigade Commander, represented by Col Felicisimo C Budiongan, Deputy Commander; PNP-PSSUPT. Madid M. Paitao, Provincial Director; Hon. Allan J. Lim, Municipal Mayor of Lala; DILG-Engr. Carmelo Enrique B. Libot, Provincial Director and Hon. Romeo Alajas, federated PTA President gave their respective messages too. All schools which joined the Search for Brigada Eskwela Best Implementing Schools SY 2015-2016 were awarded along with the stakeholders: Governor, Congressman of the 1st District Hon. Abdullah Q. Dimaporo and 2nd District Imelda Q. Dimaporo, Mayor, SB Member on Education whose schools in their municipality joined the search, AFP, PNP, SP Member on Education and Provincial ABC President, SPMUDA International Organization, Correspondent of CNN Philippines, Office of Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP), Federated PTA President and DILG. For Elementary Level: Tubod Central Elementary School, Tubod, LDN headed by their

Principal Marife B. Vicoy got the exceptional category. Riverside Elementary School, Riverside, Kolambugan, LDN got the large category led by Principal Sarah D. Mapandi and Pandanan Elementary School, Pandanan, SND, LDN led by Principal Dionisio B. Respuesto got the small category. For Secondary Level: Lala National Highschool, Lala, LDN headed by their Principal Carolina D. Clarito, Ph.D got the exceptional category. Salvador National High School, Salvador, LDN got the large category led by Principal Marilou S. Apat, Ph.D and Lala Proper IS, Poblacion, Lala, LDN led by Principal Lydia D. Linggolinggo got the small category. Also, part of the program was the overview of Adopt-A-School Program and Accomplishment Report of the 2015 Brigada Eskwela Implementation. A total of Php17,159,027.00 resources were generated for both infrastructure and noninfrastructure. At one hand, a total of 41,746 volunteers unite for the Brigada Eskwela 2015. The program ended with a closing song entitled “Bayanihan” which was composed by Rasmila M. Cosain and Darwin Bawa-an.


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3,000 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to celebrate National Family Day in CDO Cagayan de Oro City -Over 3,000 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will attend this year’s National Family Day dubbed as “Tuloy ang Pagbabago!” at Pelaez Sports Center here on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Hosted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the event

will highlight the positive contribution of poor families in uplifting their l ives t hroug h resp onsible parenting, family development, community participation, community volunteerism, and sustainable livelihood. It will also recognize the support of various national government agencies and non-government

organizations which have helped improve the lives of the beneficiaries. The e vent will als o s er ve as a celebrat ion among children beneficiaries who became recipients of education and health assistance from the national government. In partnership with other national government agencies, the DSWD

implements the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as an investment of human capital among poor families by assisting them in their children’s health and education, and in strengthening family and community development. T h r o u g h Pa n t a w i d Pamilya, the DSWD prov i d e s c ash g r ant s

amounting to a maximum of P1,400 per poor family for their children’s health and education, provided that they comply with cer t ain conditions s et by the Program such as enrolling their children to school, sending them for periodic check-ups, and attendance to Family De velopment S essions facilitated by the DSWD

and its partners. The National Family Day will also present the prov inci a l “Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya” from the municipalities of Don Carlos in Bukidnon, Catarman in Camiguin, Kolambugan in Lanao del Norte, Jimenez in Misamis Occidental, and Cagayan de Oro City. (Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD)

DSWD explains delayed pay out of Pantawid Pamilya cash grants Cagayan de Oro City --After receiving issues on t he del aye d rele as e of cash grants for the benef i c i ar i es of Pant aw i d Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Depar tment of S o c i a l We l f are an d De velopment (DSWD) here explained that the delay was due to the postponement of schedule issued by the L and Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for its over-thecounter payments. A c c o r d i n g t o L B P, the p ostp onement had to be done due to some internal factors that ne e d i m me d i ate re s o lutions. The bank had earlier scheduled the

pay-out to beneficiaries under of fsite payment on O c tob er 1-15, but, p ostp oned it later. LBP is the only authorized entity to disburse cash grants for Pantawid Pamilya b enef iciaries. DSWD Field Of f ice 1 0 R e g i on a l D i re c t or, Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo s a i d t h at t h e D e p a r t ment acknowledges the concern of the beneficiaries not receiving their grants considering that it should augment their family exp ens es. T h e D S W D i s c u rrently lobbying with LBP to fast track the pay-out of unpaid cash grants.

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is surrounded by Balik Islam converts during Eid al-Adha celebrations last week. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco

A road less taken; a life worth living Team Posible traverses the unpredictable terrains of Intramuros, life For Mark Joseph ‘Aga’ Casidsid, 31, being visually impaired was not a hindrance to living and doing what he enjoys most, which is to run races.This disability, while it may have ended the will of many people to live and enjoy life, has allowed him to see just how beautiful and worth living life can truly be. His calvary began in 2003 when he lost his eyesight to Retinopathy of Prematurity or Retrolental Fibroplasia, a condition caused by premature birth, which results to gradual blindness. In fact, his running partner Edgardo Pelingo Jr., fondly called as Coach Gado, a former Architect/ Design and Construction Head from Primer Group of Companies, says that Aga even contemplated taking his own life. “Gusto na nga niyang mag-suicide eh(he wanted to commit suicide),” says 33-year-old Gado who has been running since 2007. “But his father was concerned about him. Sabi niya, baka raw pwede kong tulungan si Aga na tumakbo (He asked if I can help train Aga to run).” Though the request seemed challenging, Gado took up the task of training him. He started running with Aga who, despite his vulnerability, braved the steep terrains and, more importantly, the darkness that surrounded him.

“It took me about two weeks bago ko naturuan si Aga (it took me about two weeks before I was able to fully train Aga),” Gado adds. “Hindi koin-expect na madali siyang turuan. Nag-worry lang ako nung una kasi baka hindi kami magkarinigan pagnandun nasa race, namawala yung communication namin.Sinasabi ko pa kung kakanan o kakaliwa para ma-guide ko siya(I didn’t expect that training him was easy. At first, I was worried that we might not be able to communicate properly during the race. I had to coach him whether to turn left or right).” Both Gado and Aga use1-

2-3 and a-b-c-d as their running codes to guide them through the marathons they participate in. The codes one, two and three refer to the speed while a,b,c and d refer to their position (left, right, front, back). Aside from these codes, Gado ensures that they are mentally and physically ready before the gunstart. Gado says, “Before, sabay pa kaming tumatakbo gamit yung codes. Para mas maalalayan ko siya, nakatali siya sakin. Pero nung nagtagal, pakiramdaman nalang kami. Siya yung tumatakbo sa harap ko. (Before, Aga and I would use the codes everytime we join a race. To

further guide him through the tracks, I would tie a rope to his waist to keep him close to me.After some time, we just anticipated each other’s next move).” With this, the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition (CORE)—the advocacy arm of Primer Group—acknowledged the collaborative effort exerted by coach Gado in training Aga to run. Now, they are officially recognized as Team Posible, bearing truth that even the most unfortunate circumstances like blindness may give birth to moments of triumph. In fact, Gado and Aga recently joined the Salomon See road, page A15

Dr. Dennis Jaffe and Francis Kong at FEEC 2015

Int’l family biz experts to speak in family enterprise confab “Creating the right climate for succession in family businesses is the most important thing a family should do,” said Dr. Dennis Jaffe who is set to speak in the 3rd Family Enterprise Excellence Conference (FEEC) on October 26 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. Jaffe said the conference is going to bring families together to consider how they are creating the next generation in their respective business. “What are they doing together and what is it they can do to create and build a creative, energized, inspired and entrepreneurial next generation?” “This is something that families want and the challenge is that many times they want it but they don’t actually know what to do and how to do it,” said Jaffe. Jaffe is a renowned international family business consultant with longstanding engagements with clients in Asia including the Philippines. He is also one of the founders of Family Firm Institute, a global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. The event will also be graced by Francis Kong, renowned inspirational speaker and serial entrepreneur with extensive

work experience in manufacturing and retail. Kong is also with the Inspire Leadership Consultancy which is one of the main sponsors of FEEC. The conference is organized by Premier Family Business Consulting Inc. (PFBC), the only family business consulting firm in Southeast Asia providing holistic services that integrates the family and business system and champions family unity as a core value. According to PFBC Founder Jon Ramos, succession is just one of the problems facing family businesses. Challenges such as business longevity, family dynamics, and preserving family wealth hound families in business, he said. In the Philippines, 70 percent of the top twenty companies are owned or acquired by families. Meanwhile, 90 percent of businesses worldwide are owned by families. Ramos underscored the importance of family businesses, saying their survival has serious implications in terms of local employment and the economy as a whole. For advanced registration and inquiries, call (032)266-2831, (032)2633401, (032)401-2939 or visit the website www. premierfamilybusiness. com.


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education aspect. They have to know that the budget should be emphasized on the process. And, the process includes all factors. These factors must be given more emphasis in terms of budget allocation. Whether it is K-12 concerning the kindergarten, primary, secondary or higher education, the emphasis must be on the process. It also includes the policy making by the government in any region or any country, regardless of the ruling party at any time and everywhere. Dr. Djuwari is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Master gourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia Association of Press Practitioners/ Journalists in East Java province (HIPSI), Indonesia. He is the president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers (IASPER).

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City Trail Manila 2015, a loop run that provides unconventional challenges like running up the stairs, bridges and ramps, in the historic Intramuros in Manila. This run aims to elevate the running experience by bringing the trail to an urban landscape. The Salomon race is just one of the running events that Team Posible joined in. To support their running adventures in and outside the country, CORE has been partnering with The North Face and the Recreational Outdoor Exchange (ROX)— the largest outdoor sports and recreation superstore in Southeast Asia—for their needed apparel, footwear and other supporting equipment as well as their race registrations. According to Tin Villaflor, program manager of C.O.R.E., Team Posible opens possibilities for individuals who want to beat the odds, for people who want to go beyond the limits as they participate in various kinds of sporting activities in and outside the Philippines. “Team Posible originally refers to the relationship that coach Gado and Aga have. With this campaign, we hope to also enjoin the most vulnerable Filipinos to find their own adventure for themselves and have a renewed zest for life and personal adventure,” Villaflor says. Gado adds, “Gusto naming itong ituloy. Goal namin is dumami yung mga tulad niya (Aga), na maipakita sa lahat na ang mga disabled kaya nang makipagsabayan sa mga abled. Dito papasok yung inspiration, yun bang makita ng iba na kayang tumakbo ng mga tulad niya. (Our goal is to invite more people who are as special as Aga to show that even

disabled individuals can compete with the abled. This is where inspiration comes in—we’d like everyone to see that people like Aga can also run like they do).” For his part, Aga asserts that running has become his outlet to feel alive again, proving that regardless of his condition he will be able to make his every run an adventure in life. “Para samgakatuladko, sanalumabassilasabox, yung malaman nila ang purpose nila kung bakit nagpatuloy pa rin yung buhay nila. Sana ma-enjoy din nila yung buhay nila dahil nakakapaginspire sila ng ibang tao (For individuals who are like me, I hope they go outside their boxes and realize their purpose for living. I hope they make the most out of their lives because other people are inspired by their determination to live),” Aga says. Aga concludes, “Ang race naman talaga is challenging eh, pero ang adventure manggagaling sa start hanggang sa finish line. Sana mahanap rin ng iba yung adventure na hinahanap nila kasi ako, nakita ko na(a race is always challenging, but the adventure comes from the start to the finish line. Hopefully, other people will be able to find their own adventure because I finally found mine).”

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Over 5000 due for Family Day celeb Davao City –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) expects more than 5000 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program during the National Family Day observance on Sunday, October 4 at Magsaysay Park. With the theme, Tuloy and Pagbabago, the event will be conducted simultaneously by 17 DSWD regional offices throughout the country. Starting off at 9:00 a.m. with an ecumenical prayer, the celebration will feature various talents from the provinces

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jump off in 2016 aims to conduct research in the math curriculum under the K-12 program to know the difference on how math is taught here and in Japan. Once the differences are ironed out, e-Education will conduct capacity building from page A1 nominee of Abamin party- training to the math teachers list, hailed Rodriguez’s proposal and called it a timely move. from page A1 “The Muslims in Cagayan de Oro have contributed Rene Virtudazo. much to the progress of Ocday and Virtudazo the city here for the past were conducting foot patrol decades or so, not just eco- when the still unidentified nomically but in virtually suspects shot them in the all aspects of societal life. head. That’s why constructing a Ocday was hit in his cemetery for their dearly right ear while Virtudazo departed is fitting for them,” sustained bullet wound Alonto-Sarapuddin, whose above his right ear. paternity comes from Sulu and Zamboanga and whose maternal roots come from from page A10 the Lanao areas, said. labor that helps rural fami Alonto-Sarapuddin also lies thrive. It should also said that Abamin is sup- ratify and implement the porting the various projects Minamata Convention, planned by Rodriguez in notably by introducing the coming months and mercury-free processing years if given the chance methods and taking special to be elected to another steps to protect children position. from mercury. He said Rodriguez is also Others, too, should act to contemplating to install a end child labor. The central Sharia justice system in bank, Bangko Sentral ng Cagayan de Oro for the Pilipinas, buys gold from Muslim constituencies here. local traders and exports it, He said that here in but has no process in place Mindanao, only the cities to check the conditions in of Davao and Digos have which the gold has been Sharia systems outside the mined. The central bank, Autonomous Region of as well as international gold Muslim Mindanao (Armm). trading and refining comThe introduction of the old panies, should put in place courts was made possible robust safeguards to trace through Presidential Decree the gold back to the mines of 1083 which was issued in origin, oblige their suppliers 1977. to source only child-labor Alonto-Sarapuddin said free gold and monitor child that if Abamin would clinch labor. SciencePhilippines two seats in the 2016 elections, he would introduce the tried and tested proj- from page A10 ects of the party-list in conditions, according to the provinces under the a 2011 child labor survey. Autonomous Region in Many children who work Muslim Mindanao (Armm). do not attend school. An

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and DSWD, product display by recipients of DSWD sustainable livelihood, storytelling for children, face painting and parlor games. Provincial winners of the Search for Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino will be presented and awarded with plaque and cash. As a treat to participants, MX3 DMI Medical Supply Inc., Julie’s Bakeshop, Lonbisco, Pepsi, and Yakult (Probiotics) will provide free samples and sell some products. National government agencies like DOH, PhilHealth, DA, NNC, BFAR and DOLE will also

showcase their office profile and products. Other participating organizations are Eden Nature Park and Resort, DavCo, NCCC Cares, Aboitiz Therma South, Nature Spring, Zest-O, SM Malls, Goldilocks, Office of Councilor Edgar Ibuyan, Nourskin Corporation, Kara’s Angel Agricultural Supplies, MASSPEC, Grand Menseng, and SECDEA. DSWD has invited its partners from the academe, media, Area-Based Standards Network, civil society organizations, Regional Interagency Committee on Filipino Family, Pantawid Pamilya Regional

Advisory Committee 1 and 2, and national government agencies. Meanwhile, the family of Gimmy and Marebeth Basa of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental, regional winner of the Search for Huwarang Pamilyang Pilipino will join the national awarding ceremonies in Manila on October 4. To date, the government continues to provide better opportunities to 229,871 families in the entire Davao Region through Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program and Kalahi-CIDSS. (DSWD)

in pilot schools here. With additional funding from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), e-Education will also be offering to selected public school math teachers to fly to Japan and observe the math curriculum in Japan as well as visit the printing site of Keirinkan Company and see for themselves how Japanese textbooks are made.

Borcillo welcomed this initiative of JICA, Keirinkan Company and e-Education, saying this will help increase both the capacity and reputation of public schools in the city. She said that it will be the responsibility of the City Schools Division to select the pilot schools and math teachers who will take part in the training.

Once all the trainings are completed, e-Education will conduct a post-test evaluation. Keirinkan Company is the number one supplier of school textbooks in Japan and has been in the business since 1949. The company is also advocating to slowly transition the educational system from using paperback textbooks to digital ones.

estimated 3.5 million children are out of school. According to a recent study, 14 percent of children who live in mining areas work in mining. According to a 2009 statement by the ILO, over 18,000

girls and boys work in mining in the Philippines. Much of the children’s work in the Philippines mines is hazardous and falls under the worst forms of child labor. SciencePhilippines

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND

T. ESTAN, BERNIE T. ESTAN, and JOYLYN ESTAN ANGGOT, all of legal age,Filipino citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Lingi-on Purok 1 Talakag, Bukidnon, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS/ SELLERS/VENDOR; the above-named parties, are all of legal age, are the legitimate children and sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (P30,000.00) Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledged by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S the VENDOR/S hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY the above-described properties ONLY A PORTION OF SIX HUNDRED (600) SQUARE METERS, more or less. The above described parcel of land in favor of the VENDEE/S, SPS. ANTONIO N. CANAMA AND ARLYN Y. CANAMA, legal age, Filipino citizen, with residence and postal address at Lingi-on, Purok – 1 Talakag Bukidnon, hereinafter referred to as the BUYER/VENDEE. As per Doc. No. 437; Page No. 87; Book No. XI; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased BENJAMIN D. ESTAN, who died on September 28, 1991 in Kawayan Talakag Bukidnon, at the time of his death, left a parcel of land situated in San Antonio, Talakag Bukidnon, more particularly described as follows; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. ET-6735 EMANCIPATION PATENT NO. 558603 LOT 302-I LOT 006360 (OLT) PSD-10-006360 (OLT) A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 302-I, Psd-10-006360 (OLT), being a portion of Lot 302, H-121546), situated in the Barrio of San Antonio, Municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon. Containing an area of THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY (35,320) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered namely; FE T. ESTAN, and their legitimate children, namely: BENJAMIN T. ESTAN, JR., BENJIE

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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SPS. BELEN NATINDIM DAUG and ANDRES DAUG, SR., who died intestate on __________ and ________, all at Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental; at the time of their death left a parcel of land, which area is the subject of the sale and more particularly described as follows to wit: Tax Dec. No. G-085231 “A PARCEL OF LAND, (Cad. Lot No. 5966, C-4), situated in the Barrio of Bayabas, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered namely; HELEN D. LAGO, of legal age, married, Filipino; ELYNITA D. LAGO, of legal age, married, Filipino; JANE D. ESPINOSA, of legal age, married, Filipino; FERNANDO N. DAUG, of legal age, married, Filipino; GERRY N. DAUG, of legal age, married, Filipino; VIVIAN D. LONGAKIT, of legal age, married, Filipino; DINA D. LAWAS, of legal age, married, Filipino; and ANDRES N. DAUG, JR., residents of Cagayan de Oro City, referred to as the HEIRSVENDORS; are the only, sole, legitimate forced and surviving legal heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of EIGHTY THOUSAND (P80,000.00) PESOS, Philippine currency is hereby acknowledged from the Vendees SPS. LEO VINCENT P. CADETE and MA. LOWELLA B. CADETE, likewise both of legal age, Filipinos and residents of #10 Sagittarius St., Villa Ernesto Subd., Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, hereby CEDE, SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, the above-described parcel of land, unto and in favor to the aforementioned Vendees SPS. LEO VINCENT P. CADETE and MA. LOWELLA B. CADETE. As per Doc. No. 329; Page No. 66; Book No. 109; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: OCT. 1, 8 & 15, 2015

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Western Union and BPI to boost money transfer across the world with international direct-to-bank service MAKATI CITY, Philippines-The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global remittance services announced an agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (PSE: BPI) to promote a more simplified way for overseas Filipinos to send money straight to their loved ones’ bank accounts back home—direct-to-bank money transfer services. Western Union, the first to introduce money transfers, and BPI, one of the first banks in Southeast Asia, collaborate to add yet another milestone to the remittance industry. The international direct-to-bank service allows BPI account holders to access their remittances through nearly 820 BPI branches in the country and its offices and remittance centers across the globe. “Western Union is transforming our business in response to consumers’ needs, providing speed, reliability, and convenience in the most accessible of ways. Our collaboration with BPI to offer international direct-to-bank money transfer services further supports our position as a global leader in providing innovative solutions, high service levels and

omni-channel integration for cross-border money movement to Filipinos around the world,” says Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union. “Combining BPI’s domestic reach with Western Union’s global footprint allows BPI account holders to receive funds from over 40 countries around the world within minutes*. This is but one of the many ways that we are addressing the most critical financial needs of many of our most important clients,” says Cezar P. Consing, President and CEO, Bank of the Philippine Islands. To send money directly to a BPI bank account via Western Union, consumers simply need the recipient’s full name and the recipient’s BPI bank account number. The service is also available online in selected markets. Western Union’s international direct-to-bank service can rapidly and conveniently credit remittances from over 40 countries, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Denmark to over 60 Agent banks in the Philippines. The service can also be accessed

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online at www.westernunion. com • Funds generally take minutes to reach a recipient’s bank

account. Services and Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on transaction conditions, including regulatory

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