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DAVAO City -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) and city government of Davao will host the BIMPEAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum on October 5 at the Marco Polo Hotel, this city.

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A CATHOLIC bishop has criticized what he called “shameful” acts by some airport personnel who allegedly extort money by planting bullets in luggage. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos is alarmed over “tanim-bala” incidents reportedly perpetuated by some security personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. “These are shameful and criminal acts of extortion that prey on our citizens, especially our balik-bayan See slams, page A11

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centered on human relationships. Rather than conducting business on the basis of personal relationships and trust, today’s culture is determined by consumption, said the Pope, who made his comments during an address to the World Meeting

CAGAYAN de Oro City--In just two years of the current administration of Cagayan de Oro city, about P200 million has been collected from the PhilHealth income. This has been highlighted by City Health Insurance Officer Dr. Ma. Lourdes Gaane in the recently conducted Ulat ng Bayan. According to Dr. Gaane, around P194 million has been collected by the city since July 2013 until June 2015. In the said collection, P125 million was obtained from PhilHealth benefit payments (in-patient) in

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Provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, 11R, and PCSO Regl Manager Raul Regondola, 12R, pose in front of the 4 new ambulances for distribution to various town hospitals of the provincial government. With Emano are the staff of the province’s MisOr CareS program. Photo supplied

Pope Francis laments: FB and consumerism are ‘eating us alive’ PEOPLE’S lives today are ruled by consumerism which also leads them to overuse social networks rather than engage in real communication, the Pope bemoaned in an address to bishops in Philadelphia. People’s lives today are ruled by the latest trend that the culture of consumerism

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DAVAO City -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) 11, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) and city government of Davao will host the BIMP-EAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum on October 5 at the Marco Polo Hotel, this city. Around 200 delegates, micro, small and medium comprising of contractors, enterprises (MSMEs), are exporters and importers, expected to attend the logistics companies and gathering.


The forum is aimed at providing a platform for convergence of the BIMP-EAGA clusters and development partners to present business and investment opportunities, priority programs and projects, including those in the national and subregional economic growth corridors. A business-matching session will be arranged and conducted for prematched clients in the afternoon. Although pre-

matched clients will be given priority, walk-in investors will also be accommodated. Simultaneous with the forum and businessmatching will be a Product Investment and Tourism Information Exhibit at the lobby of the Marco Polo Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The exhibit is set to showcase investment projects, trade opportunities, incentives (local and national), tourism destination packages, among others.

“The Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum is geared towards encouraging more information exchange and trade opportunities especially within the BIMP EAGA pillars,” DTI 11 Regional Director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi said. The BIMP-EAGA Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum is part of a threeday event Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Cluster Meeting at Seda Abreeza Hotel that will be

attended by the Heads of Delegation from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines on October 6 and 7. In addition, the BIMPEAGA Trade, Investment and Tourism Center will be launched at the second floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall in the afternoon of October 7. The center, which will showcase products of the sub-regional cooperation’s member countries, will be open to the public. (PNA)

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MANILA -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the clearance for Strategic Power Development Corp. (SPDC) to undertake a grid impact study (GIS) for its 400-megawatt (MW) hydropower project. According to DOE data released, the clearance for the GIS was issued on July 23. The project, called San Roque Optimization hydropower project, has an installed capacity of 400 MW. Located in San Manuel, Pangasinan, the project is likely near the existing 345MW San Roque hydroelectric power plant. SPDC is a subsidiary of SMC Global Power Holdings, the power arm of San Miguel Corp. It holds the power output or the independent power producer administrator (IPPA) contract of the 345-MW San Roque hydroelectric power plant, which is also located in San Manuel, Pangasinan. The existing San Roque hydroelectric power project utilizes the Agno River for power generation and irrigation. It is also used for flood control and water quality improvement of its nearby areas. (PNA)

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US President Barack Obama delivered a stirring message Monday night, Philippine time, before heads of nations MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda and their representatives to Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor the United Nations General GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit Assembly exhorting everyMotoring Editor Photo Journalist one to use diplomacy and cooperation in the spirit felix santillan ROEL CATOTO of democracy in resolving EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao conflicts. Layout Artists PAT SAMONTE Obama minced no words irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN in assailing leaders who in Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga their effort to hide their weaknesses use coercion JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG and suppression against Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Regional Editors-Northmin their own people to paint an image of strength and AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA power domestically and Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant internationally. But the US president ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE reminded everyone that CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 history tells that those who CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY resort to violence only end Legal Counsel up being violently removed --------------------------------------------------------------from office by the very bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 people against whom they RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 have committed all forms MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 of violence. North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 The 70th anniversary VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 session of the United NaIligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 tions brought to New York bobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 Monday night, local time, ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 heads of states such as cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714

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in the Congressional race in 2016. This, after somebody said that former Rep. Jun Baculio has changed his heart. Baculio would run for Congress instead of running for the mayoral post in El Salvador City. With Baculio running for Congress, it is certain that former City Mayor Melit Almirante would run a rematch against the incumbent city mayor of El Salvador. Perhaps, Baculio have learned a lot of the weaknesses of his political campaign in the past. While having a weak and incompetent “image managers,” Baculio was also besieged by political conflict that became contributory to his defeat in the 2013 Congressional elections. Baculio’s weaknesses created the “dark

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With no visible opponent in 2016, Rep. Juliet Uy, of Misamis Oriental’s second congressional district, the dream of Villanueva town Mayor Julio Uy to create a “political dynasty” might become a reality. Granting without admitting that Juliet would be reelected in Congress, the first step of establishing a political dynasty in Misamis Oriental would be for Julio Uy to win a gubernatorial contest in 2016. In addition, Julio would also establish a strong grip of the town of Villanueva as the family’s political turf by letting her only daughter run as town Mayor in 2016. The fertile imagination of Julio, therefore, sees him as the patriarch of the political dynasty In Misamis Oriental. What with a wife in Congress, a daughter, as town Mayor, and himself as Governor, one could almost hear as Julio giggles in silence. However, while Julio thinks that his dream of creating a political dynasty is within reach in the next few months, someone might awaken to tell him that “he is dreaming.” Perhaps, that is the case. Juliet Uy would definitely have a run for her money

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horse” out of Juliet Uy. Perhaps, if Baculio could iron out the lapses by getting rid of incompetent campaign staff, he could establish a fighting chance to dislodge Juliet. Baculio should also focus towns in the second district where he is perceived to be weak. There 14 towns in Misamis Oriental’s second district, including the component city of El Salvador. Although he could not get a sizeable vote in Villanueva, Baculio could still have some wayward votes there. Based on the result of the last election in 2013, Baculio’s Waterloo was the town of Tagolo-an. Had Baculio succeeded in getting 4,000 votes in Tagolo-an, he could have buried Juliet Uy into oblivion. Right, then, Julio Uy’s “political dynasty” dream would have been nipped in the bud. What happened? It is understood that, in the past, the Baculios’ and the Emanos’ were political allies. It is no secret that Jun Baculio won the Congressional seat in 1998 under the shadow of the Padayon Pilipino, a regional political party headed by “Dongkoy” Emano. A political strain between the Emanos’ and the

Baculios’ took place in 2007 when Baculio, after completing his three-year term in Congress ran for Governor in Misamis Oriental against Oscar Moreno while his son Rex ran for Congress against “Bambi” Emano. A “win-win” solution was then almost reached had Baculio agreed to withdraw the candidacy of Rex. In exchange, the Emanos’ would back Baculio against Oscar Moreno in the gubernatorial post. Out of pity to her son, “Chit,” Baculio’s wife did not agree to the proposal leading to an all-out-political fracas between the Baculios and the Emanos. The political war continues until in 2013 when Baculio ran for Congress. At that time, the Emanos opted to support Juliet Uy, which technically led to Juliet’s victory. Now, with Julio Uy’s ambition to create a “political dynasty” and with his promise to make the 2016 an uphill battle for Gov. Bambi Emano, the political climate would definitely change. One could see the realigning of the Baculios and the Emanos with one common objective: “Kill Julio Uy’s political ambition.” It will certainly take place. Send comments/reactions:

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lapse. And we also know that greed is the concrete manifestation of sin, the desire to disobey God to realize one’s dream of becoming like God. This was how the serpent convinced Adam and Eve to disobey God’s will by promising them that such disobedience will make them like God no less. Greed is the sole motivation why the one percent of the world’s population desire to exclusively own and enjoy more than half of the world’s wealth leaving less than one half of the world’s total wealth in the hands of the 99 percent of the world’s population. This economic set-up is made possible by capitalism. But the evils it spawns are endangering world peace and causing much disorder to people’s and nations’ relationships. While Obama’s thesis was politically correct, it was unfortunately economically flawed. There can

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Obama’s exhortation, differences that brought about conflicts would be minimized instead of exacerbated the way things are now. But I only have one issue with Obama’s speech. His reference to capitalism as the economic order that brought prosperity to the world without him mentioning the evils that such economic system also brought to the world. We should never miss the point that capitalism thrives on greed. Without greed capitalism will col-

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“If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.” -Matthew 5:41

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resistance. The easiest route is not always the course of action God would have you take. As Christians, we are called to go above and beyond the task at When we’re assigned tasks hand, and to go the extra mile to complete, it is sometimes to demonstrate the love we have easier to take the path of least for others.

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Emano ‘empowers’ health care, turns over ambulance By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

MISAMIS Oriental--The provincial government in Misamis Oriental has turned over four new ambulances to various provincial hospitals here in a bid to empower the province’s health services, Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said. Emano said that the provincial hospitals in the towns of, Balingasag, Alubijid and Initao and the component city of Gingoog have been the beneficiaries of the newly acquired ambulances. He said that the assigning of ambulances to various provincial hospitals in the province would empower the Misamis Oriental Care System Program (MisOr CareS), a pointof-care health care program in lieu of the PhilHealth program. The MisOr CareS program provides the provincial people of the much needed health care services. “Because of the MIsOr CareS, the people are now able to benefit from free medical checks up, medicines, laboratory tests, among others,” Emano said. He said that the distribution of the ambulances is part of the long term health care program aimed at improving the health facilities and equipment of Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospitals (MOPHS).



Emano also expressed the gratitude of the support of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Northern Mindanao for its donation of the four brand new ambulances. “With modern hospital facilities and medical equipment, we are confident that the provincial hospitals in Misamis Oriental would attain an improved classification in terms of health services in the near future,” Emanos said.

University orients public school students, parents for Senior HS CAGAYAN de Oro City -Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan introduced its Senior High School program to Grade 10 students and parents of Cagayan de Oro National High School (CDONHS) during an orientation organized by their school on September 22 at the XU Gymnasium. The orientation aimed to clarify the program structure of Senior HS, and to guide the students and their parents in choosing the right track and strand to take in Senior High. XU offers complete Academic and TechnicalVo c at iona l-L iveli ho o d tracks. Through its Center

for Integrated Technologies, it has formed partnerships with international and local companies to employ its tech-voc graduates. “Students must choose their track and strand under the Senior High School program based on their career assessment results,” said Dr Joey Jegonia, director of XU’s Office of Promotions, Testing and Admissions (OPTA). “Your choice must be in line with your competency and ideal career in the future.” XU is ready for carrying out the Senior High School program for academic year 2016-2017. It is currently administering the XU Ca-

reer Exam for Senior High School applicants every Saturday of September. The University also welcomes DepEd tuition vouchers in addition to offering more than 200 scholarships to students entering Senior HS. DepEd’s Tuition Voucher Program serves to offset the cost of tuition in private educational institutions. Along with the XU Senior High Team, CDONHS also invited speakers from DepEd, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) See orients, page A11

A three-day national congress of the Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines enters its second day today, Saturday at Grand Menseng Hotel in Davao City. Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines (BCLP) national president Rey Junio of Valenzuela City said in an interview that the congress aims to further galvanize the barangay councilors league as a potent and strong national organization capable to empower and strengthen the unity of barangay councilors in the country. The congress is being attended by some 500 city and provincial league officials nationwide. He said that based on the Local Government Code barangay councilors have the right to organize themselves even as he said that BCLP has come a long way of showing the unity of barangay councilors nationwide since its inception in 1989. He said that BCLP has 294,189 members nationwide and its current leadership at present is actively working for its national recognition and representation, and enhancing government’s provision of benefits rightfully due to the barangay councilors. He added “it’s the barangay councilors who form the most number of elected public officials on the frontline of first hearing people’s prob-


lems and needs, and of particularly responding to disasters and calamities.” He bared that todate BCLP is still awaiting decision of the Comelec regarding its standing bid for accreditation for partylist representation of the Samahan ng Barangay Kagawad- Kayo ang Una (SABAK-UNA). Junio said he is impressed with the peaceful atmosphere of the city of Davao and the leadership of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in developing the city. The congress is part of BCLP’s continuing legislative enhancement program where various resource speakers give varied inputs to the participants. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas is expected to be a keynote speaker this Saturday’s program. Also leading the participants are BCLP executive vice president Larry Meng

(of Tacloban), vice president for Mindanao Lowell Tatad, Zamboanga City FEBARRAZA pres. Al-Jihan Edd, Batangas councilors’ league pres. Oliver Macatangay, Mandaue City pres. Kevin Cabahug, Sultan Kudarat pres. Larry Mateo, Sariaya, Quezon pres. Susan Caballes, Baguio City pres. Eva Marie Fianza, Manila pres. Mayeth Dimalaluan, Olongapo pres. Ronald Villegas ( s e c re t ar y ge ne r a l ) , Isabela pres. Benjamin Dy, Surigao pres. Susan “Baby” Galines, Cebu City pres. Alvin Remon Garcia, Zambales pres. Alexander Caacbay, Dagupan City pres. Robert Tello (auditor), national coordinator Cris Ramos, Isabela coordinator Tom Nunez, and Zambales coordinator Dra. Fedeliza Nacin. (by Sara C. Castor)

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8 special barangays to receive IRA allotment in 2016 DAVAO del Norte--After more than 20 years, eight “special” barangays in Davao del Norte that are operating without internal revenue allotments (IRA) will finally receive their revenue share from the national government starting next year. 1st District Congressman Anthony G. del Rosario announced that the Senate Joint Committee on Local Government and Committee on Electoral Reform and Peoples Participation approved on September 16, 2015 the house bills that he

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measures were four bills pertaining to the creation of four barangays in the Municipality of San Isidro. They were House Bill 2086, “An Act Creating a Barangay to be Known as Barangay Pinamuno in the Municipality of San Isidro, Province of Davao del Norte;” House Bill 2087, “An Act Creating a Barangay to be Known as Barangay Dacudao in the Municipality of San Isidro, Province of Davao del Norte;” House Bill 2088, “An Act Creating a Barangay to be Known as Barangay Datu Balong in the Municipality of San Isidro, Province of Davao del Norte;” and House Bill 2089, “An Act Creating a Barangay to be Known as Barangay Libuton in the Municipality of San Isidro, Province of Davao del Norte.” Del Rosario said the approval of the bills that he initially filed last July

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authored proposing the recreation of the barangays to enable them to receive the IRA share that are long due them. The Committee approved House Bill 4588, “An Act Dividing Barangay Magugpo in the City of Tagum, Province of Davao del Norte into Five (5) Distinct and Independent Barangays to be Known as Barangay Magugpo Poblacion, Barangay Magugpo East, Barangay Magugpo West, Barangay Magugpo North and Barangay Magugpo South.” Included in the proposed



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Soldiers did not engage killers of Lumads in Surigao Sur to protect hostages – Army BUTUAN City--The presence of many civilian hostages prevented a military patrol from engaging a paramilitary group that was accused of killing three Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on Sept. 1, a copy of the Army Board of Inquiry obtained by MindaNews said. The report said the patrol was only 100 meters from the paramilitary group holding civilians as hostages in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur but could not interfere for fear of harming

them. It added the soldiers could only helplessly watch despite an order from the 75th Infantry Battalion to engage the paramilitary group which residents referred to as Magahat or Bagani. “We cannot engage the armed elements because of the presence of many civilians including women and children,” the soldiers reported back to their superiors at the 75th headquarters in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. The soldiers reported around 20 heavily armed

Tandag public high school raises ‘health hazard’ posed by IP evacuees TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--The compounding problem “in relation to the ‘health hazard’ posed by the presence of IP evacuees” occupying the Surigao del Sur Sports Complex has been raised to the provincial government here for “appropriate action.” Tandag City Mayor Roxanne Pimentel immediately brought to the attention of Governor Johnny Pimentel the “Situational Report” of Jacinto P. Elpa National High School (JPENHS) signed by Roger Lozada, secondary school principal IV, per indorsement letter of no less than Tandag City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Gregoria Su

dated September 22, 2015. The situational report had cited seven complaints which primarily include the “Strong odor from improper bowel movement, See tandag, page A11

men were holding around 100 civilians as human shields in Sitio Han-ayan, on Sept. 1. The same group allegedly paraded Dionel Campos and Bello Sinzo, both Lumads, around a basketball court before they were gunned down in front of other residents. The same group was also accused of killing Emerito Samarca, 54, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development, a school for Lumads. The report said the armed men fired their guns in the air as they retreated from Sitio Han-ayan until the soldiers could no longer see them. The killings triggered a mass evacuation of some 3,000 residents to Tandag City, the provincial capital, for fear they would be killed too. Military intelligence chief in Northern Mindanao Lt. NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Parcel of Land identified as lot No. 5829 part, under Tax Declaration No. 01000706279 PIN 049-01-0007-00657, containing an area of 395 sq. meters, in the name of the late Candelario Enterina, located at Lawigan, Catarman Camiguin is the subject of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with absolute sale, executed by heirs of the said late Candelario Enterina (Elsa E. Enterina and Candelario E. Enterina II) sold in favor of Romano L. Silva under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Teddy S. Rodriguez Per Doc. No. 241, Page No. 52; Book No. IV series of 2014.

Notice is hereby given that a real property, known as Lot No. 1035 (part) under Tax Declaration No. 01000706184, w/ an area of 4,744 square meters, Located at Lawigan, Catarman Camiguin, Declared in the name of the Late SISINANDO ESMERALDA, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE. (Sold in Favor of ALMA O. ROBINSON), executed by EMMA E. DUMANON (Vendor/ Attorney in Fact) under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Vito M. Carillo, per Doc. No. 350; Page No. 61; Book No. 86; Series of 2015.

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Col. Arlino Sendaydiego, completed the Army Board of Inquiry Report on Sept. 6 on orders from Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division. A copy of the report was given to Sen. Teofisto Guinona Jr., chair of the Senate peace, unification and reconciliation committee who will conduct a public hearing on the incident and Lumad killings in Tandag, Surigao del Sur on Thursday. The same Army report said the armed men also torched several buildings in Sitio Han-ayan. Police have filed multiple murder, arson, robbery and grave threats at the Provin-


ORDER Before this Court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on April 24, 1998 at Cagayan de Oro City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Tipanoy, Iligan City and Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated over six years (6) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 24, 1998 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on October 9, 2015 at 9:00 a.m at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of September, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Sept 16, 23 & 30, 2015

Republic of the Philippines Province of Bukidnon Municipality of Quezon

Notice for Publication

Notice for Publication

Petitioner, LUCKY LOU SANTILAN PONTEMAYOR , having filed with this the above mentioned petition for change of sex (Gender) in her certificate of live Birth bearing registry No. 87-1246 from “Male” to “Female” and finding the same to be sufficient in form and substance, and in compliance with section 5 RA 9048/R.A. 10172, as well as Par. 3, Subsec.2 of its implementing Rules and Regulations, let this petition be PUBLISHED in a Newspaper of general circulation at least once (1) a week for two (2) consecutive weeks at the expense of petitioner. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than 0ctober 16, 2015. Done 18th day of September 2015 at Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines.

Petitioner , IRENE DINGLE SANTIAGO, having filed with this the above mentioned petition for change of sex (Gender) in her certificate of live Birth bearing registry No. 95-0902 from “Male” to “Female” and finding the same to be sufficient in form and substance, and in compliance with section 5 R.A. 9048/RA. 10172, as well as Par. 3, Subsec. 2 of its implementing Rules and Regulations let this petition be PUBLISHED in a Newspaper of general circulation at least once (1) a week for two (2) consecutive weeks at the expense of petitioner. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than 0ctober 16, 2015. Done 14th day of September 2015 at Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines.

(SGD) Alejandro C. Sumiljig Municipal Registrar

CIVIL CASE NO.2015-062

CEASAR BACHO PALER AND SALLY TACBOBO MABATAM-PALER, Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

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cial Prosecutor’s Office in Lianga against Bobby Tejero, his older brother Oloy alias Abab, Gareto Layno, and several John Does of the Bagani paramilitary group who were held responsible for the killings. Lactao placed under court martial proceedings the Army platoon leader, a fresh graduate from the Philippine Military Academy, and reprimanded his company commander. An Army major who served as the officer of the day of the 75th IB was also relieved. 4ID spokesperson Capt. Patrick Martinez said the Army officers maintained they were exercising their

(SGD) Alejandro C. Sumiljig Municipal Registrar

Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR Municipality of Dimataling NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048/10172 a notice is hereby served to the public that ELTON ALFANTA MAYORDOMO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of Sex from “FEMALE” change to “MALE”, in the birth Certificate of ELTON ALFANTA MAYORDOMO, who was born on October 23, 1972 at Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines and whose parents are CARLITO E. MAYORDOMO and MA. FLORDELUNA A. ALFANTA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file her written opposition with this office not later than___________. (Sgd.) PIÑAFORT N. PANAGSAGAN Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: SEPT 30 & Oct 7, 2015

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

PR.A Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

R.A. Form No. 101 (LCRO)

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NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of DEOGRACIA M BURDEOS, who died intestate in Butuan City on 15 February 2001, and who was married to Helenito S. Burdeos, consisting of land property registered in the name of Helenito S. Burdeos, under Lot 154, TS 372, situated at Bonbon, Butuan City, containing an area of 344 square meters, formerly covered by Tax Declaration No. 96GR-07-0010855-R, declared under the name of Helenito Burdeos, married to the late Deogracia M. Burdeos, and which 344 sq. m. land property was already subdivided as reflected in the subdivision plan of the land Lot 154, TS 372, as surveyed for Helenito S. Burdeos, by Geodetic Engineer Romualdo E. Pagar on March 18, 2012, approved on August 30, 2012 by the Regional Director for Land, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WITH AFFIRMATION OF DEED OF DONATION made and entered into by herein Deogracia M. Burdeos’ only legal heirs, namely, donor/widower/heir Helenito S. Burdeos, heirs Isabelita B. Hernane, Ligaya B. Casicnan, Clorendetha B. Galfo, Jose M. Burdeos, Ma. Florita B. Delacerna, Efren Standslaw M. Burdeos, Bortolome M. Burdeos, Helengrace B. Meranda, and Charito M. Burdeos, and donee/heir Anaflor B. Pajarillo per Doc. No. 396; Page No. 81; Book No. 37; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Vincent Jose C. Fortun, Notary Public for Butuan City and Agusan del Norte.

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

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“judgment call” as the events leading to the killings of the school director and his two companions unfolded. “The young Army officer is now confined at the 4ID headquarters in Cagayan de Oro City,” Martinez said. But he withheld the identity of the officer pending the outcome of the court martial. (Froilan Gallardo/ MindaNews)


In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A.10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that MARJORIE DAGA GUBOT has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARJORIE DAGA GUBOT at JOSE ABAD SANTOS, DAVAO DEL SUR whose parents were TEOFILO B. GUBOT JR. and GLORIA E. DAGA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than AUGUST 27, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that GEMINI C. BRIONES has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of GEMINI CONSTANTINO BRIONES who was born on December 14, 1995 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are NESTOR SOLLANO BRIONES and MINDA MERCADERA CONSTANTINO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 27, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VENERACION F. ESTORES-GILDO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name docketed as CFN-1101-2015 from “MARIA VENERACION” to “VENERACTION” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARIA VENERACION F. ESTORES who was born on March 29, 1953 at Davao City and whose parents are JOVENCIO ESTORES and FE FAILNAR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 19, 2015. Issued on 28th day of SEPTEMBER, 2015 at Davao City, Philippines.


(SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar

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Will the Pacific Islands start to disappear? AS the global climate is warming, sea levels are rising. This leaves an uncertain future for many low-lying islands including the Pacific Islands – will they sink? How is global warming making sea levels rise? The rise in sea levels is linked to three main factors induced by climate change: • Thermal expansion: As the temperature of water increases, it expands. Almost half of the past century’s rise in sea level is a consequence of the oceans simply occupying more space. • Melting of glaciers and ice caps: With more consistently higher temperatures caused by global climate change, the glaciers and ice caps are melting more over the summer. Moreover there is a decreased amount of snowfall (formed from evaporated sea water) in the winter. Therefore there is significant net gain in runoff versus evaporation for the ocean, causing sea levels to rise.

• Ice loss from Greenland and West Antarctica: As with glaciers and the ice caps, increased heat is causing the massive ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica to melt at an accelerated pace. Will the Pacific Islands actually disappear? Not necessarily – undeveloped reef islands change shape and move around in response to shifting sediments. Also many of them are growing in size, not shrinking, as sea level inches upward. However islands that have been transformed by human development such as Tuvalu (600 miles north of Fiji) which have seawalls, roads, and water and electricity systems that are locked in place, may not have such a bright future. Mohamed Aslam, an oceanographer by training and until 2012 the environment minister for Maldives, Students from the Cagayan de Oro City National High School plant mangrove propagules after collecting garbage said: “The islands are go- at Barangay Bulua in Cagayan de Oro City in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up 2015 on September ing to fight back as the 19 spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR-10) with the theme See start, page A11

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El Niño to hit 3 of 4 provinces in Region 12 KORONADAL City--Officials have cautioned farmers in the Soccsksargen region to brace for El Niño, where the dry spell is expected to intensify and rear its ugly head in three of its four provinces starting next month. Farmers were also urged not only to plant droughtresistant crops, but also to insure them for protection from losses that will be brought by the drought.

Amalia Datukan, Department of Agriculture (DA) director for Soccsksargen or Region 12, advised farmers in the area to insure their crops with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. “Doing such could protect farmers from losses due to El Niño,” she said. Based on the advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration


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(PAGASA), the provinces of South Cotabato, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat—with the exception of North Cotabato—are expected to be hit by the drought. “A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Consensus of climate model shows that it will likely to strengthen further before the end of the year and may last until the first half of 2016,” the state weather forecaster said early this month. “This 2015-16 El Niño event will potentially be among the four strongest events since 1950 (1972-73, 1982-83, 199798),” it added. The weather bureau said the drought will also likely hit six other provinces in Mindanao, 13 in the Visayas and 25 in Luzon until the end of the year. In South Cotabato province, Governor Daisy AvanceFuentes has called on farmers to plant drought-resistant crops in the area to avoid losses.

“They should plant root crops like sweet potatoes and cassava, among other droughtresistant plants,” Fuentes said. The governor said they expect a milder impact of the dry spell in South Cotabato this time compared to the1998 El Niño occurrence. There will still be rains to fall in our province in the duration of the El Niño phenomenon that is expected this time to last for nine months, she said. Fuentes said that farmers who will be affected by the dry spell will get assistance from the provincial and national governments. To ensure rice supply across the country during the duration of the El Niño, the national government has approved the importation of rice, the staple food of Filipinos. The National Food Authority has announced that the country, in preparation for the onslaught of the drought, will import 750,000 metric tons of rice. (Bong Sarmiento/ MindaNews)

Toxics watchdog backs CHR on chemical safety A WATCHDOG group for environmental health and justice has called upon the various sectors, particularly the government and the industry, to rally behind the move by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to uphold the people’s right to live in a toxic-free society. The EcoWaste Coalition issued the statement as hundreds of government, industry and civil society stakeholders gather in Geneva, Switzerland from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 for the fourth International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) organized by the United Nations Environment Programme. The group had collaborated and supported the CHR in crafting “The People’s Right to Chemical Safety: A Fifteen-Point Human Rights Agenda,” which the Commission then chaired by Loretta Ann Rosales issued in November 2014. “As the national human rights institution, the CHR made the just decision to affirm the irrefutable right of every Filipino, including those yet to be born, to

be protected against the risks and hazards caused by toxic chemicals,” said Thony Dizon, Coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect. “While the CHR will not be present at ICCM4, we hope that delegates will take cognizance of their commitment to chemical safety and reciprocate with bold global actions that will help eliminate the harms caused by toxic chemical exposure, especially to children, pregnant women, farmers, workers and other vulnerable groups,” he said. The CHR stated that “we do not need another Bhopal or Fukushima tragedy to remind us of the adverse effects of (toxic) chemicals to life, health and the environment” as it pushed for “health-based and human rights-based policies on chemicals that will guarantee our people’s right to chemical safety.” Towards a toxic-free society, the CHR sought stakeholders’ support to translate the 2020 goal of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals See toxics, page A11

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Mitsubishi Motors Philippines delivers fleet of Adventure and L300 FB to DNS Transport and Maynilad Mitsubishi Motors Philip pi n e s C o r p o r at i o n (MMPC) recently turned over a fleet of Adventure and L300 FB vehicles to DNS Transport Group. DNS Transport Group is one of the country’s leading companies providing vehicle rental and leasing services. Under its agreement with Maynilad, DNS will lease the newly acquired Mitsubishi vehicles to Maynilad. The company chose Mitsubishi vehicles among the other available options in the market because of its proven reliability and value for money. A total of one hundred twenty seven (127) Mitsubishi vehicles were acquired by DNS Transport Group thru MMPC’s authorized dealer Citimotors, Inc. In a simple turnover ceremony MMPC

together with Citimotors, Inc. delivered one hundred ten (110) units of Adventure GX and seventeen (17) units of L300 FB to DNS Transport and Maynilad. Present during the turnover were MMPC’s Executive Vice President Mr. Junya Masuda, Citimotors, Inc. Vice President for Sales and Marketing Mr. Carlo Ching, Mr. Steeve Mago Director for Procurement, Sales and Marketing and Maynilad’s Logistics Manager Mr. Allan Figueroa. MMPC thanked DNS Transport and Maynilad for patronizing Mitsubishi vehicles. With Maynilad’s nature of business these locally manufactured vehicles are perfect workhorses because these models are practical, reliable and are easy to maintain.

In photo are MMPC, DNS Transport, Maynilad and Citimotors, Inc. executives during the ceremonial turn-over of L300 FBs and Adventures. Key executives attending were MMPC EVP Mr. Junya Masuda (5th form the left), Mr. Allan Figueroa – Maynilad Logistics Manager (6th from the left), DNS Transport Director for Procurement, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Steeve Mago (7th from the left)and Citimotors Inc. VP for Sales and Marketing, Mr. Carlo Ching(8th from the left).

CEB accepts delivery of brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft with Sharklets

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), accepted delivery of its 32nd brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft which arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Saturday, September 26, 2015. This is the third of four Airbus A320 aircraft that the airline is set to receive this year. The brand-new Airbus A320 is the airline’s thirteenth aircraft that comes equipped with Sharklets. Sharklets are 2.4 meter wingtip devices that enable airlines to reduce fuel burn by up to 4% on longer

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sectors. With an average age of 4.82 years, CEB’s aircraft fleet is one of the youngest in the world. Between

2015 and 2021, CEB will take delivery of 6 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and See ceb, page A11

Enhancing Multiple Intelligence of the Students By Diodeth A. Ratunil Teacher1 Grade 2- Santan Merangeran Elementary School

“Intelligence is the ability to solve problems or to create products that are valued within one or more cultural settings” -Howard Gardener, Frames Of Mind (1983) When we say multiple intelligences there are lot of things that will come up into our mind. But let us take cognizance of the different kinds of intelligence and how to apply these to the pupils. These intelligences are: 1. Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”) 2. Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”) 3. Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”) 4. Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”) 5. Musical intelligence (“music smart”) 6. Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”) 7. Intrapersonal

intelligence (“self-smart”) 8. Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”) So what are these intelligences all about? Let me give you an example if you’re teaching or learning about the law of supply and demand in economics, you might read about it (linguistic), study mathematical formulas that express it (logical-mathematical), examine a graphic chart that illustrates the principle (spatial), observe the law in the natural world (naturalist) or in the human world of commerce (interpersonal); examine the law in terms of your own body [e.g. when you supply your body with lots of food, the hunger demand goes down; when there’s very little supply, your stomach’s demand for food goes up and you get hungry] (bodily-kinesthetic and intrapersonal); and/or

write a song (or find an existing song) that demonstrates the law (perhaps “Too Much of Nothing?”). You don’t have to teach or learn something in all eight ways, just see what the possibilities are, and then decide which particular pathways interest you the most, or seem to be the most effective teaching or learning tools. The multiple intelligences is so intriguing because it expands our horizon of available teaching/learning tools beyond the conventional linguistic and logical methods used in most schools (e.g. lecture, textbooks, writing assignments, formulas, etc.). To get started, put the topic of whatever you’re interested in teaching or learning we don’t have to learn all those 8 intelligences. So we need to start brainstorming ideas for teaching or learning that topic and write down ideas next to each intelligence.

Quandary of Pupil’s Poor in Attendance By Aecia B. Blancaflor Teacher-III Grade-IV –Gumamela Merangeran Elementary School

“If we get our attendance up around 3 million things could change”-Tom Hicks, American Businessman Poor attendance is a common problem for school and 0ffices. Most schools have problems, from time to time, with fairly regular non-attendance by one or more students. This makes it difficult to apply in molding good quality students. Lot of things happened in the school even if we only miss one meeting, as what Tom Hicks said attending class regularly can change a million things that is how important attending

classes is. Attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for teacher to build their kills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities. School budgets may suffer when students don’t attend. In many states outside the Philippines, school budgets are based on the average daily attendance at a school. These suggestions are ought to follow to increase

schools attendance: • Make the school a place where parents and students feel welcome. • Build a relationship with local law enforcement and make them allies in showing good atmosphere in the community, family and students that school is the place to be. • Forge a relationship with local businesses so that they cooperate in encouraging students to go to school and not congregate at businesses during school hours. • Call parents when their children are not in school to let them know the school is concerned. • Talks to students and let them know what they missed.

Remedial Reading: Collaboration of parents and teachers By Maricel Salan Salawagan Central Elementary School Salawagan Quezon, Bukidnon

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials or knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read”. John Locke But what is remedial reading in the first place? The term remedial refers to correcting or improving deficient skills in a specific subject. Thus, remedial reading is a change in instruction that helps remedy a weakness in the area of reading. Parents and teachers have very important role in the Childs remedial reading. Parents strive to raise children to be productive citizens and a good steward in their communities. Teachers are charged with creating safe environments in which children can learn, grow and excel academically. Understanding dif-

ferent roles teachers and parents play can enhance a child’s experience and bridge the gap between home and school. Teachers alone cannot succeed in teaching a child as well as the parents for it needs the collaboration of both. There are there things we need to consider in the process of the Childs’ learning development. Teachers spend time preparing children to learn academic skills by creating lesson plans, class work and Homework Assignments. Parents try to make sure their children complete homework assignments, and sometimes provide academic enrichment through after-school tutoring. Discipline is a touchy subject for parents and teachers. Teachers maintain class

decorum by making sure students respect the rules so learning can flourish. Parents take on the responsibility of teaching children morals and values such as respect for others and self and appropriate social skills. Conflict arises when a teacher lacks classroom management skills or has to take over the dual roles as parent and instructor because a parent has a permissive style of discipline. If a teacher suspects that a child has a condition which affects his/ her ability to function in the classroom, such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or depression, teacher will work with the parent to have the child tested. If an issue is identified, a teacher will provide additional supports through an instructional education program offered at school.

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Melgar emerges champ in Mosaic Poster Making Contest Cagayan de Oro City -- Johannie R. Melgar, a Grade VI student of Tagoloan Central School surfaced as the champion in the recently capped 2015 World Food Day (WFD) Regional On-the-Spot Mosaic Poster Making Contest, held in the city. With the ability in creatively and uniquely interpreting this year’s theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”, Melgar bested her rivals from 13 other participating schools throughout the region. For emerging as the regional winner, she

received a cash prize of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) from DARegional Field Office 10 and shall represent Northern Mindanao at the national level on October 10, 2015 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management. She shall do a totally different new mosaic poster, on-the-spot, where she could possibly be one out of the five national winners, who shall each be conferred with a cash prize of fifteen thousand pesos (P15, 000) and an all-expense paid educational trip within Luzon, to be shouldered by the Philippine Council of Agriculture

and Fisheries. The contest is an annual activity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) as an observance of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s WFD on October 16, the day on which the organization was created, which highlights the importance of agricultural food production and increase awareness among the public on critical issues such as hunger, malnutrition and poverty across the globe. # (JLOlson, RAFIS, DA-RFO 10)

Tagoloan Central School is on a winning streak as its Grade 6 elementary pupil, Johannie R. Melgar (above), has earned the school its third consecutive win for the Reg’l. Mosaic Poster Making Contest spearheaded by the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section of the DA-RFO 10 in coordination with DepEd as an observance of the forthcoming World Food Day celebration on October 16, the day UN-FAO was provided

You can make a big difference The Gospel of Jesus Christ (September30, 2015- Wednesday)Luke 13:18-21- It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. And again he said, whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and

hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened: This is referred to the words of God which grows if it is sewed in our hearts. In Matthew13- Jesus taught about the different kinds of soils which mean the different kinds of hearts. Take note, the mustard seed can grow only if it is planted in the pure heart of a person. The effects are great since it

will transform and renew a person to become good. BIBLE means Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. God is like the gardener who always cultivates the soil to make the plants productive and can bear more fruits. God expects you to bear more fruits. God wants you to become more productive in life. God wants you to help yourself in cultivating

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Basa Family of Davao Occ. is 2015 Huwarang Pamilya winner Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental--“Our family is a circle of strength, founded on faith, joined by love and kept by God. Sa tanan nga amoang kalisdanan, kahuyangan, kalipay ug sa tanan nga grasya nga amoang nadawat, gina-hangad namo tanan sa Ginoo (All our hardships, weaknesses, happiness and for all the blessings that we have received, we offer everything to God),” shared 35-year old Marebeth Basa of Barangay Linadasan here. The Basas live in a humble oceanfront home. Marebeth’s husband – Gimmy, 42, is a fisherman. To augment the income they earn from fishing, they opened up a small sari-sari store. “Ginabinuangan gani ko sa akoang mga silingan nga lugi daw kaayo ko sa akoang sari-sari store kay P 600+ lang ang akoang gina-kompra gikan Malita kada bula, unya ang pamasahe padulong ug pauli kay P 500 (My neighbors oftentimes tease me that my sari-sari store is losing and unprofitable since I only purchase around P 600-worth of goods per month. The round trip van fare to Malita [neighboring municipality where I get the goods] is P 500),” recalled

Marebeth, daughter Jim Marey and Gimmy in front of their booming store.

Marebeth. Despite their meager income, Marebeth and Gimmy strived to send their children to school – Sylka Mae, now 14; Brian James, now 9; and Jim Marey, now 5 years old. The Basa Family became beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in 2009. “Dako kaayo nga tabang ang programa ilabi na sa pag-eskwela sa amoang mga anak. Mas na-engganyo sila mo eskwela tungod sa programa (The program has been a huge help especially in my children’s studies. They are more inspired to attend school because of the program),” Gimmy shared. Another unexpected blessing came to the family when they became recipients of the Sustainable

Livelihood Program (SLP) in 2012. Marebeth and Gimmy being accustomed to simple, frugal way of living, promised to smartly invest the money they loaned from SLP. “Aron makatipid sa pamasahe nga P 500 gikan Malita, naga-hitch lang ko sa mga molabay nga truck padulong Don Marcelino. Bahala’g galisod ko sa mga bitbit nga pinalit, basta maka-save ko sa pamasahe kay saying ang kwarta (To save on the P 500 fare from Malita, I hitch a ride with private trucks going home to Don Marcelino. No matter the heavy load of groceries I carry, as long I can save as money is valuable)” admitted Marebeth. See winner, page A11

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regated waste disposal” and “Strong smoke during cooking which causes teary eyes, nose irritation and sometimes difficulty of breathing,” among others. Aside from the loud music of the sound system which allegedly causes distraction of concentration during classes, absenteeism of the students who cannot take the strong foul odor from the air, had been pointed out. The school deemed it wise to attach evidence of hospitalization and other discomforts to prove their claim. (NGBT/Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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environment changes, and adjust themselves to new equilibriums.” Aslam added: “But there may come a point when they can no longer do that, and we don’t know when that point will be reached. The biggest fear island people have is not knowing what will happen beyond that point.” Source:

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Management (SAICM) into a national policy and plan of action. The SAICM 2020 goal refers to “the achievement of the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that, by 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts to human health and the environment.” In adopting the 15-point human rights agenda for chemical safety, the CHR cited the paramount importance of applying the principles of precaution, pollution prevention, public participation, polluter pays, sustainable development, environmental justice and other key elements of chemical safety such as green design, toxic use reduction and substitution, “no data, no market,” and freedom of information. In response, the EcoWaste Coalition confirmed its commitment to popularize the CHR’s human rights agenda for chemical safety, which include “zero waste resource management,” by developing a robust program to promote and support it.


“With the current administration about to end next year, we plan to initiate a process that will develop a chemical safety platform for our new leaders to take on, building on our campaign gains and the CHR’s human rights agenda,” Dizon said. Among the measures being espoused by CHR to promote chemical safety include the compulsory labeling of chemical ingredients in products, the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the establishment of mandatory and publicly accessible Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) and the phase-out of lead in paints. The CHR also called on national and local authorities “to actively promote zero waste resource management and reject polluting technologies such as incinerators and its variants that burn resources, undermine recycling and recycling jobs, and contaminate communities with health-damaging pollutants. (PNA)

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In two years’ time, Marebeth and Gimmy were able to multiply their capital ten folds. From a small sari-sari store, they opened a new, bigger store just beside their house. Marebeth and Gimmy never fail to inculcate positive values to their three children. It is evident in their children’s performance at school. To share the blessings they received and pay it forward, the Basas sends 10 IP students to school. They also sponsor students to Girl Scout campings annually. “Buot namo nga ipaambit pud ang among grasya nga nadawat gikan sa Ginoo ug sa DSWD. Tungod niini nga programa, sigurado mi nga makaya namong magtiayon ug makaya usab sa akoang mga anak ang molampos (We want to share all the blessings we received from God and from DSWD. Because of this program, my husband and I and my children are certain that we will succeed),” stressed Marebeth. The Basa family is just one of the 229,871 families in the entire Davao Region that has benefited from Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Pantawid Pamilya is a poverty-reduction program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The program provides conditional cash grants to Listahanan-identified poor families having 0-18 year-old children. (DSWD/ Sheryll Jane S. Fernandez)

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2013 will result in the eight “special” barangays finally receiving their respective share of the revenues from the national government starting 2016.

He said he is very happy to fulfill his promise, which he made way back in 2010 to the barangay officials of the affected barangays. “As a former Barangay Captain, I know all too well how difficult the job is, especially when the barangay’s IRA is not enough to solve most problems. Just imagine how much more difficult a Barangay Captain’s job is if the barangay doesn’t receive any IRA!” the lawmaker stressed. It can be recalled that the barangays were created by virtue of the Local Government Code of 1991, which allowed the creation of a barangay through a local ordinance passed by the respective Sangguniang Panlalawigan or Sangguniang Panlungsod, provided the LGU concerned shall provide for their financial requirements of the barangay. Del Rosario revealed that at first the barangays received their revenues from the LGUs concerned. However, due to political or financial reasons, the barangays later on got much lesser and lesser of what they are entitled to based on their requirement of their population. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is expected to sign the bills into law by November this year. Once signed, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) assured the Senate Joint Committees that the eight barangays would receive their IRAs starting 2016. (PIO DavNor)

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be true and lasting peace anchored on justice and equality if 99 percent of the world’s population are forced to share among themselves less than half of the world’s wealth. This is the logic of capitalism that leaders like Obama should understand clearly so that they can make a correct diagnosis and correct prescription to the world’s ills. If 78 percent of the country’s economic growth and ergo its economic wealth is only enjoyed by 41 families, this according to a World Bank study, can you eternally suppress the people’s clamor, the people’s struggle for justice and equality in the economic realm? Leaders like Obama and even our very own President Aquino and those who wish to succeed him next year should understand that hunger is not the result of laziness thus a choice on the part of the hungry but it is something imposed on the hungry against his will. Remember that no person in his right mind will ever chose hunger over food for the stomach. If this is the logic, then hunger is something imposed rather than a voluntary choice. Biblically speaking, peace and prosperity can only be had when people justly and equitably share the world’s

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Parent leaders campaign institutionalization of Pantawid Pamilya Butuan City--Selected Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program parent leaders in this city head the recently conducted signature campaign as support to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The said signature campaign, which was held on September 25, 2015 at Robinsons Place in the city, aims to provide awareness to non-program beneficiaries about the move to institutionalize the program, share the story of change in the lives of partnerbeneficiaries through a testimonial message, and gather the support of nonbeneficiaries. As the closing of the 16th congress is about to happen, Pantawid Pamilya parent-leaders seek support from and amongst the legislators to pass and make Pantawid Pamilya bill be part of the priority bills to be included on their discussion as the body resumes on office. “Kani usa lamang sa

among gamay nga mga hang yo sa atong mga mambabalaud nga suportahan ang maong programa (This is one of the many request we have to our legislators to support the institutionalization of Pantawid Pamilya),” parent leader Mrs. Leah Rebuta said. “Maayo ug hapsay nga gipatigayun sa programa ang tanan nga mga kondisyon nga ilang gipangayo. Tungud sa Pantawid Pamilya, nakapa-skwela ko sa akong mga anak, kanunay nako sila nga ginapasulud sa mga health centers, ug ako isip ginikanan, kanunay pud nga nagatambong sa kada-bulan nga ginaconduct nga Family Development Session (FDS) (Pantawid Pamilya clearly and properly sets the conditions of the program. Because of it, I was able to send my children to school and health centers, and I, as a parent, attend to the monthly-held FDS),” she expressed. Pantawid Pamilya is

now the government’s centerpiece development program intended to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty problem in the country. Pending in congress is the unnumbered consolidated bill which seeks to institutionalize the CCT program (commonly known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) prepared by the committee on Poverty Alleviation and pending still at the Committee on Appropriations, for its subsequent submission for 2nd Reading at the Lower House, and SB 1152 in the Senate which is still at the committee level. Because of the continuing move to institutionalize the program, Pantawid Pamilya is able to increase the level of well-being of 183,620 Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries in Caraga Region. This is made all possible with the interventions provided by partner-government agencies, partner-civil society organizations, and other stakeholders.

bounty, the world’s wealth to each other. When one segment of society ends up deprived by the greedier few, the one percent of the world’s population and the 41 families in the Philippine setting, expect unrest, unpeace to be the rule rather than the exception. How can we ordinary folks fight greed? Let us stop being greedy ourselves. Let us stop loving material things by tempering our own desires and simply live according to our basic needs. Once we stop feeding on the greed of the few, their economic and political power will then crumble like the fool man’s house built upon the sand. But will you take up the challenge of living according to your needs only and never on your wants and desires?

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tem in the Philippines. XU has been preparing for the transition to the K-12 curriculum since 2014. Students can choose their career tracks in academic, technical-vocational-livelihood, sports, and arts and design. These tracks will help prepare graduates for higher education, entrepreneurship, further middle-level skills development and employment. T h i s p u b l i c f or u m formed part of the discussion series of XU in collaboration with government agencies, schools, parents’ associations and student organizations toward forming globally competitive graduates who will meet the standards and fulfill the demands of the ASEAN Economic Integration. (XU Communications Office)

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explain the relevance of Senior HS, especially when it comes to finding better employment opportunities regardless of whether students choose to pursue higher studies, decide to work or start a business right after graduating from Senior High. The Senior HS program comprises the additional two years to the current 10 years of basic education, in line with the DepEd’s Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (Republic Act No.10533), which aims to strengthen the basic education sys-

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