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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Labor Force Survey in April 2015 showed that half of Filipino Youth contributes to the total 2.68 million unemployed Filipinos which translate to 1.35 million unemployed youth aged 15 to 24 years. See full story, page A2

Atomweight Ultra Tan (left) faces off with Queeny Saenz a night before their evening bout today at The Proving Grounds 5 Retribution: Cage Supremacy. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Big MMA fight in Oro By MARK FRANCISCO Staff member and GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

AFTER much anticipation, The Proving Grounds 5 Retribution: Cage Supremacy finally gets underway this evening at Limketkai Atrium. Presenting a lineup of ten explosive bouts, The Proving

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Grounds 5 as co-presented by BusinessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily will surely enthrall Cagayanons once the 20 fighters will step into the cage in the spacious atrium whose interiors were By GERRY LEE GORIT converted overnight to suit Correspondent the event. Promoter Roselyn Ong CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Two mild earthquakes said she is happy that See FIGHT, page A11

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Youth unemployment rate in CDO to decrease thru Jobstart Phils C

AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Labor Force Survey in April 2015 showed that half of Filipino Youth contributes to the total 2.68 million unemployed Filipinos which translate to 1.35 million unemployed youth aged 15 to 24 years.

According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), it can take 18 months to two years before new college graduates can land a job while high school graduates can take up to four years. To address this problem, DOLE launched the JobStart program on May 2014 with the funding from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank. As one of the recipients of the JobStart pro-

gram, Cagayan de Oro City, under the administration of City Mayor Oscar Moreno, signed the Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) together with Bureau of Local Employment Division chief Ruth Rodriguez, DOLE- 10 regional director Raymundo Agravante and Marie Jessamine Mitra of ADB. DOLE- 10 assistant regional director Albert Gutib and Public Employment Service Office- 10 (PESO-10) manager Kathleen Kate Sorilla served as wit-

ness es of t he MOU signing. Among those who are qualified to benefit from the Job Start program are the youth aged 18-24, at least high school graduate, those who have no work experience or have no more than one year experience, currently not employed or not enrolled in school or in any training and actively seeking for work. The program is composed of three cycles-life skills training, technical training, and internship.(CIO/ PIA10) NOTICE


NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of TEOFILO M. SANTOS, JR., who died intestate on June 27, 1988 in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, consisting of: 1) A parcel of land (Lot 3 of the consolidated-subdivision plan (LRC) Pcs-d 16210, being a portion of the consolidation of Lots 456-D-1 (LRC) Psd-58061 & 461-F-2-A-2 (LRC) Psd-107419, LRC Cad. Record No. 321), situated in the Poblacion, City of Butuan, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-8255 issued by the Registry of Deeds for the City of Butuan, containing an area of 1,390 square meters, more or less; and 2) His one-half undivided share in the conjugal house and lot located at #16 Apollo III, Moonwalk Village, Las Pinas City, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-19890, registered in the name of spouses Teofilo M. Santos, Jr. and Milagros P. Santos, containing an area of more or less 180 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and entered into by deceased Teofilo M. Santos’ sole surviving heirs, namely, Grace P. Santos, Adonis P. Santos, Joyce S. Alba, Mark P. Santos, and Iris S. Aman, all of whom are the same heirs of Milagros P. Santos, per Doc. No. 249; Page No. 51; Book No. XVI; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Maria Rowena F. Mojica-Rodriguez, Notary Public for Muntinlupa City (until 12/31/2015), PTR No.1727952/05 Jan 2015/Muntinlupa City. MDN: Aug 27, Sept 3 & 10, 2015




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Hypocrisy, elections, and the taxpayers money

The country’s extraordinary season is now in full swing. If one remembers, we wrote about the third season in the country few months ago. Apart from the “dry” and “wet” season, the country’s third season also known as the “extraordinary season” happens only every three years: It is the election period (season). Now, one could observe that the candidates for national positions are barnstorming the country’s every nook and cranny. Aside from new faces in the national political arena, most of the candidates are “reelectionists” who is seeking for a higher elected position. Obviously, the hypocrisy of these candidates fully blooms during the election season. Suddenly, they become noticeable in public forums and the media are just happy to be part of the free ride. Nope, some media practitioner never-care-less about what the candidates are doing anyway. Matter of fact,

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for seasoned journalists, the visit of the candidates and would-be-candidates are nothing but conditions laid out by the “political spinners” who spent money for the candidates. Does anybody believe that the candidates are spending their own money? Tell it to the marines! Noticed that most of the candidates are still holding public offices while in political sorties. The difference with people in high office compared to the lowly government workers is that those occupying higher

positions in the government, especially the elected public servants, believed they are free to squander the taxpayers’ money. There is this principle of the “equity of the incumbent” where the elected public official seemed to enjoy the courtesy of his office while on the campaign trail. In other words, the incumbent public official who runs for reelection enjoys the amenities of his office that includes governmentowned resources and logistics. Of course, that includes financial logistics. Without the equity of the incumbent policy, the elected public official could not exercise or exploit the resources of his office. For instance, President Aquino declines the resignation letter of Mar Roxas as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Aquino knows that once Roxas resigns as the Secretary of the DILG, the latter would no longer enjoy the amenities

of the DILG office. It would be of great disadvantage for the President’s anointed Presidential bet without the resources and the logistics of the DILG. How much is the proposed budget of the DILG in 2016? If approved, Roxas will have the liberty to squander the billions of pesos albeit in shrouded anomaly the taxpayer’s money appropriated for the operations of the DILG nationwide. Roxas denial of this presumption is expected. However, the taxpayers would not bite a bit of Roxas denials. On the other hand, Aquino accepted the resignation of Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay as Chairman of the government housing programs. Aquino knows that the government has appropriated billions of money for its low cost housing programs in the country. Binay could no longer enjoy utilizing a centravo of the budget for the housing programs, but Malacanang will have access to it. See diaz, page A11

Consumption-driven economy

There is only one way that a consumption-driven --------------------------------------------------------------------------world economy can conEDITORIAL tinue surviving and that is by empowering the most ALLAN M. MEDIANTE number of people to have Editor-in-Chief the financial capability to ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ consume what the manufacManaging Editor Executive Editor turers and service providers CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING offer in the market. Associate Editor Contributing Editor Paradoxically, however, the world’s ultra-rich, and MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda that includes the country’s Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor elite, want to accumulate GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit more for themselves thus Motoring Editor Photo Journalist depriving the greater mass of the populace with the felix santillan ROEL CATOTO financial ability to consume EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Layout Artists what is being offered in the PAT SAMONTE market. irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Consider this. As proReporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga jected by the world’s econo mists, by 2016 more than JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao half of the world’s wealth Regional Editors-Northmin will be in the hands of the minuscule one percent of AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA the world’s population. The Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant translation of this projecATTY. MARIO T. JUNI tion in the Philippines is NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE that study made by the CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 World Bank where it was CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY shown that only 41 Filipino Legal Counsel families enjoyed and reaped --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff the fruits of the economic candy macabale - 09161326483 growth rate posted by the RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 country since 2010. GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 If the number of people North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 controlling the economy in VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON the world and in our country MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 is shrinking, what does this Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 tell us? It simply tells us that bobby mag usara-tangub city more and more people are OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 consigned to penury thus ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 Marketing and Sales Manager

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their inability to consume what can be found in the market. The world today is experiencing a global financial market meltdown as a result of this lopsided economic order where only a few has access to the world’s wealth. Of course, it does not need a rocket scientist to understand that this financial market meltdown is the result of the greed of the few who want to accumulate more for themselves beyond what human conscience can tolerate. While we are collectively rejoicing that the prices of petroleum products are going down, let us not forget that this decreasing trend of this all important commodity to the manufacturers just shows that there is an economic slowdown now not only in our country but in the entire world. Why? Because there is only one trend all over the world now and that includes even the so-called communist countries and that is the intense desire of the world’s rich to feed on their insatiable greed for more. Only last Monday the Philippine Stock Exchange experienced a gloomy trading day. Why? Because China’s economic situation is getting gloomier every day.

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China’s emerging rich are becoming like any of their counterparts in the capitalist world. They are accumulating more and more to the detriment of the greater mass of the Chinese populace. Since the ability of the greater mass of the Chinese population are hard pressed to earn the money they can use in buying the goods in the market, consumption has slowed down. Remember that these enterprises manufacturing the goods found in the market are able to finance their production through credits they can avail of from the financial market. Since consumption is slowing down the bottom line of these business enterprises is facing bleak prospects. They are now

hard pressed to produce the revenue to pay for existing debts. This is exactly what happened to Greece when the financial markets pressed them to pay or avail of more loans or apply for more credits. But in a consumptiondriven economy, which is the current global economic order, the logic for such order to survive is to distribute the economic gains to the most number. But because of greed, the world’s rich are not ready for such a socialized economic order. They want more for themselves so they can live in heaven here on earth, which is actually a thought that is a desecration of the word. How can all these malls sprouting like mushrooms all over the country ever survive including those manufacturers that supply them with the goods that they sell in their malls if the people could hardly buy those goods? These malls undeniably are there to reinforce consumption by making the people embrace materialism that we said in past columns as only feasible and possible under an order where God’s existence is being denied by the people themselves. How can one keep on See bacon, page A11

Daily Inspiration Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. -Philippians 4:8

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you eat?” Well, the same is true with your thoughts; you become what you think. Fixing our thoughts on the positive allows our outlook to be positive, even if we are surrounded by negativity. Paul is trying to show us that we can rise above behaviors we detest. It all starts with thoughts, which lead to Ever heard of the saying “You are what actions, and eventually become habits.

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Iliganons slam Roxas Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental

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CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Angry protesters drove Interior Secretary Mar Roxas away during a visit the city’s public market Wednesday morning. Roxas, the presidential standard-bearer of the administration’s Liberal Party (LP), has been barnstorming the country and visiting public markets to boost his presidential bid. A radio report monitored from here said that Roxas left Iligan City in haste and went back to the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental where he flew back to Manila. The placard bearing protesters drove Roxas away while denouncing the suspension and the filing of charges against Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia in connection with the ambushed-slaying attempt of Rep. Barf Belmonte in December last year. Supporters of Regencia charged Roxas, as head of the Department of Inte-

rior and Local Government (DILG) and LP partymates in Iligan City, of conspiring to suspend Mayor Regencia. The protesters said that they are not supporting Roxas and the local LP candidates in Iligan City in the 2016 presidential and local elections and demanded Roxas to leave the public market. A flabbergasted Roxas hurriedly left Iligan City for Manila, but promised that he would return somebody to explain to the people about the political situation in Iligan city. The Iliganons expressed their dismayed over what they described as “political discrimination” of the incumbent administration toward the elected LP officials in the provinces. The protesters questioned the swift filing of all kinds of charges against the elected political opposition while “no action is taken” against the charges of those identified with the incumbent administration and the Liberal Party in the local level.

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Prior to the filing of multiple murder charges against Regencia in connection with the ambush-slaying attempt of Belmonte, the DILG meted a six-month suspension against Regencia in connection with the administrative charges filed by the LP controlled city council there. Regencia who has gone hiding after the local trial court issued a warrant of arrest few weeks ago, overwhelmingly won the mayoral race in Iligan City in 2013 as an independent candidate against the candidates of the well-oiled LP machinery in Iligan City.

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez explains the major points of his bill, co-authored with Congresswoman Gina de Venecia, amending the Portability Law. The bill is aimed at making it easier for the Filipino worker, either in the private or public sector, to claim their retirement benefits either in the SSS or GSIS and give the worker the choice of which insurance service to claim his pension and other benefits depending on where the worker will get more. The bill was approved by the Committee on Government supplied

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Davao Norte: K to 12 implementation ready By Michael Uy

DAVAO DEL NORTE -“K to 12, we are ready!” This is the battlecry of the more than 200 participants of the K to 12 Caravan cum Forum yesterday at the RDR Gym, Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex. As the host division, Department of Education (DepEd) Tagum City Schools Division Superintendent Cristy Epe stressed that the

caravan will erase the doubts and apprehensions for the new educational system. “It is about securing our future and this is how we secure our future through the K to 12 in general and senior high school in particular,” Epe said. DepEd Region XI Dir. Alberto Escobarte added that because education affects just about anybody, everybody has

something to say about it. “This forum brings into the open all education related issues, concerns and status of the preparation of our divisions and schools for the next school year; and for public discussion, clarification, scrutiny and appreciation which hopefully can be an avenue for getting additional feedbacks, inputs and recommendations about the implementation of the senior high

schools,” Director Escobarte said. Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario emphasized that the Philippines is one of the last countries to have implemented the K to 12 program in education. “If we are to keep pace with the regional growth in the coming ASEAN Economic Integration, we must therefore upgrade and we are in the view that K to 12 is the best educational upgrade we have,” Governor Del Rosario underscored.

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Del Rosario urged everyone to support the new educational system because he said, “K to 12 is not a be all and end all in the educational system because like knowledge it has to be nurtured.” Director Escobarte affirmed that it is not only the teachers that is involve in the implementation of the K to 12 program rather everyone should be involve in the education of youth. The caravan was also highlighted by testimonials of senior high school graduates, Louievic Loquino and

Nelson Villaflor Jr. Loquino, a vegetable vendor in a street in Tagum City, is now a mechanic and has been a bread winner in their family; while Villaflor, who almost stop schooling because of the lack of finances in the family, is now a graphic artist / editor in the Tagum City Tourism Office. The caravan was hosted by the Department of Education Tagum City Division and participated by the divisions of Davao del Norte, Panabo City and Island Garden City of Samal. (PIA11, Michael Uy)


CIVIL CASE NO. 2015-058

ISABELO BEN YOUSEF A. ENRIQUEZ AND FRANCIS MARIANNE T.CALINGASAN X----------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and all edging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on April 18, 2009 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 Balagtasa, Maigo, Lanao del Norte and #22 Jamil St. San Miguel, Iligan 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 for Two (2) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 18, 2009, 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 September 25, 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 newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 24th day of August 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Aug 27, Sept 3 & 10, 2015


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Fortun wants coastal resources protected, files proposal anew By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Regional Editor

QUEZON City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun has sponsored on second reading House Bill No. 3836 known as “Marine and Coastal Resources Protection Act” in the plenary the other day. It will be recalled that on the first day of his current term, Fortun originally filed House Bill 360 “To establish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in all coastal cities and municipalities in the country.” Of three identical proposals submitted in the House of Representatives, Fortun’s measure was largely adopted by the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries. It later endorsed a consolidated version and named Fortun the principal author.

In his sponsorship speech, the Butuan City and Agusan del Norte solon emphasized the role of the State to ensure the observance of sustainability in the utilization of marine resources. The measure defines Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as “areas of the sea established and set aside by law, administrative regulation or any other effective means in order to conserve and protect a part of or the entire enclosed environment, through the establishment of manage-

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR Province of Davao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF MALALAG NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ALBERTA HERNOSA VILLACOMBA has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “ALBERTO” to “ALBERTA” in the birth certificate of Alberta Hernosa Villacomba who was born on Novenber 15, 1957 at Malalag, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Bonifacio Villacomba and Aurora Hernosa. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than August 26, 2015. (Sgd) ELIZABETH P. MANACIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 27 & Sept 3, 2015

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR Province of Davao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF MALALAG NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ALBERTA HERNOSA VILLACOMBA has filed with this office a petition for change of GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the birth certificate of Alberta Hernosa Villacomba who was born on Novenber 15, 1957 at Malalag, Davavo del Sur and whose parents are Bonifacio Villacomba and Aurea Hernosa. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than August 26, 2015. (Sgd) ELIZABETH P. MANACIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 27 & Sept 3, 2015

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In Compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that EDWIN S. ROBIÑOS has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) from “JESSIE” to “EDWIN” in the Birth Certificate of JESSIE ROBIÑOS who was born on Feb. 25, 1954 at Digos, Davao and whose parents are Augusto Robiños and Gertrudes Satorre. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than September 14, 2015. Issued this 25th day of August 2015 at Digos City, Davao del Sur, Philippines (Sgd) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 27 & Sept 3, 2015

ment guidelines.” These areas need not be contiguous and must have a “minimum size of 10 hectares, unless the total of the municipal waters is 15 hectares or less, in which case the MPAs shall comprise 15 percent of the

municipal waters.” The proposed legislation also classifies MPAs as marine reserves, marine park, and marine sanctuary. Under MPAs, access to and use of marine resources are defined as regulated and controlled in a manner

consistent with its classification. The measure also gives premium to citizens’ participation in protecting marine ecosystem and biodiversity through a co-management scheme. As the House bill puts it, “The State also takes

cognizance of the preferred status of the primary users and beneficiaries of the country’s resources. As such, Filipino communities are therefore, acknowledged as crucial partners in the effort to conserve and manage our natural resources.”


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XSF holds first IP color run By Xyla Mercedita ‘ Tat’ E. Gualberto Contributor


CLOUD of colors burst in the air as students, cooperatives and other members of the civic society gathered together to participate in the first IP color run on August 21 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Xavier University-College of Agriculture (XUCA) spearheaded the I run for Preservation of culture, Protection of Forests and Peace Run (IP Run) in partnership with the Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. (XSF) and the Institute of Land Governance (ILG). The event formed part of XUCA’s Manresa Days celebration, which run from

August 19-22. The IP run was aimed to raise funds for the Indigenous Peoples (IP) scholars in Talakag and Pangantucan, Bukidnon, the partner IP communities being supported by the XSF. Datu Johnny Guina of the Portulin Talaandig Tribal Association graced the event and brought with him the Kulahi (Talaandig term for ‘shout’) band

AS one of its objectives for the environment, various religious congregations of the country along with concerned partner groups have vowed to fight for the transformation of Philippine and global energy systems – with an emphasis on clean and renewable energy – in the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. Shift away In a collective statement, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP), Caritas Philippines, and climate justice movements nationwide renew the call

for a “shift away from dirty energy that is harmful to people, communities, and the environment.” Meeting at a recent Popeinspired climate conference, they reiterate that these activities harm the environment, causing global warming and climate change. Renewable, clean energy Collating their various inputs, they promise to push for a “swift and just transition to democratic, public and community renewable and clean energy.” Moreover, the eco warriors strive to do their part in upholding people’s rights to

who performed songs about finding pride in one’s cultural identity. They hail from Barangay Portulin in Pangantucan. Barangay Miarayon in Talakag and Barangay Portulin are tribal communities resting on the foot on each side of Mt. Kalatungan. Its forests are denuding, leaving threats to the tribe’s cultural identity and to the safety and survival of the lowland communities such as Cagayan de Oro City, the catchment of the waters that trickle down from the highlands of Bukidnon. The IP Run also meant to popularize the notion of inter-connectedness among the highland and lowland See run, page A11

AMRSP, eco groups: Shift from dirty to clean energy now! energy in keeping with their dignity and well-being, and in stopping excessive and wasteful energy consumption, particularly by corporations and elite groups. Stop mining More specifically, the eco groups advocate the following: • End of coal mining in the Philippines, stop the building of new coal power plants, phase out of all existing coal power plants and other dirty energy projects as soon as possible, replacing them with public and community-owned See CLEAN, page A11

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Globe urges customers to step up online security vigilance via #Protech101 Globe Telecom, the purveyor of digital lifestyle in the Philippines, urges its customers to step up their online vigilance so they can better protect themselves from becoming victims of online hacks, identify theft and other cybercrimes. As the leading provider of mobile digital services, Globe recently launched #ProTech101 campaign, an online information drive that seeks to inform netizens of the dangers of online crimes. The campaign also seeks to remind them to keep their accounts and valuable information safe. Recognizing the immense benefits that the digital revolution has brought to its customers, Globe wants to instill awareness on the dangers that its customers could fall vulnerable to in

this digital age. “From social media, to online shopping, and now to basic services like health care, the Filipino digital lifestyle has come full circle. Most of our customers have turned to technology to store private information including photos, messages, contacts, and even personal data. With everything now being online and digital, crimes increase where people dwell the most: online,” notes Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio, adding that cybercrimes such as hacking, theft and identity fraud are the top placers in online crimes around the world. “As the leading provider of digital services on mobile devices, we at Globe take the responsibility of educating

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and protecting our market and users from online security threats, which when addressed with the appropriate tools can be substantially minimized. We want to help them maximize and enjoy their digital experience, without compromising their personal online security,” Bonifacio emphasized. #ProTech101 campaign tackles the issues of weak

passwords, the dangers of the auto fill feature, online sharing of information and awareness on new software and other factors that make an account unstable and vulnerable to danger. With the #ProTech101 campaign, Globe hopes to educate and reach out to the public to deepen awareness on the dangers in the online space. and advances, #ProTech101 of safety to Globe customAs technology develops hopes to become a beacon ers.

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Gigaquit SLP program participants’ federation harvests 2,000 kilos milkfish Surigao del Norte -The program participants of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in the municipality of Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte harvested on August 1920, 2015 around 2,000 kilograms of milkfish, bangus in local dialect. The bangus production is one of their livelihood projects initiated by Pantawid Pamilya partner beneficiaries, assisted by the SLP of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The 220 members of the Gigaquit SKA Association Incorporated were all excitement as they harvested bags/sacks of milkfish from their one (1)-hectare fish pond, rented for only P10,000/year from a private owner. SLP regional coordinator Roy R. Serdeńa said that the bangus production project is just one of the several business ventures of the federation. “They also operate other livelihood projects such as poultry, hog raising, grocery store, and others,” he added. Serdeńa also disclosed that with the harvest, the federation is expecting to generate a gross income amounting to P200,000.00 or more. “During their first harvest last March 2015, they were able to harvest around 1,200 kilograms of bangus, and at this time that harvest will be doubled,” he said. The said livelihood project was also able to provide employment opportunities to other Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries in Gigaquit who were hired for the operations and maintenance of the fish pond. Some out-of-school

youths were also hired for the two-day harvest. Catering SEA-K associations from the nearby municipalities in Gigaquit such as Santiago, Jabonga, Bacuag, and others ordered/bought the hundreds of kilos of fresh milkfish at a lower price. The regional management has also linked the federation to several hotels and restaurants in Butuan City as costumers. Other Program recipients bought kilos of milkfish at cheaper price which is P100/kilo, which they sell to the market at P140/ kilo. With this, they get an additional income of P1,400 in just a day after buying 10 kilos direct from the livelihood project site. In a quick interview, 46-year old Alfreda E. Verano, active member of the federation, shared her joy of their fruitful harvest. “Kalipayi gajud namu nga hamok amo harvest kuman, nakita na gajud namu ang

amo paghago ug sakripisyo sa pila ka buyan (We are very happy that we have many harvest today; we get to see our hard work and sacrifices for how many months),” says Alfreda. “P i n a a g i s a a m on g ma k it a an i ng b ang us , madungagan na pud ang among pondo sa federation (With our income in selling these sacks/bags of milkfish, our federation fund will be increased),” she added. SLP is a communitybased capacity building program which aims to increase the economic opportunities for Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries through the different modalities it offers such as skills training, seed capital fund, pre-employment assistance fund, and cash for building livelihood assets. The program uses the CDED approach or the Community-Driven Enterprise Development which equips program

Blissful Alfreda receives the bangus handed to her. She will place it to the yellow plastic cellophane for weighing and distribution to their supplied

participants to actively ing at available resources TAOS/Social Marketing contribute to production and accessible markets. Unit/DSWD Field Office and labor markets by look- ###(EUNICE G. MON- Caraga)

Cong. Romualdo allocates Php 2.8M overpass project for Mambajao Central School By Mary Julven T. Galagar Teacher II

Honorable Congressman Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo of the Lone District of Camiguin had allocated Php 2,803,786.00 for the construction of overpass project in front of Mambajao Central School, Mambajao, Camiguin. The young lawmaker has found it necessary to put up the structure to avoid traffic accidents among students. An estimated One thousand seven hundred ninety two school children are crossing the lane everyday as there were incidents have been reported in the past, risking the lives of innocent school

children. The on-going construction was undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways, Camiguin Engineering District and is expected to be finished by mid October this year. Similar projects have also been constructed at Mahinog Central School and Catarman Central School respectively. The said project will definitely benefit not only the students of Mambajao Central School but teachers and parents as well who do a lot of sacrifices bringing their children to school forth and back.

DAR-X holds ARISP III closure assessment Cagayan de Oro City -- Officials from the Department of Agrarian Reform in Region X led by Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, Asst.

Regional Director Eddie C. Agac-ac as well as officials from the National Irrigation Administration – X and the Department of Public Works and Highways – X

gathered at the Pearlmont Inn, this city, on August 14, 2015, for the closure assessment of the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project – Phase III (ARISP III). With funding f rom the Government of Japan through the Japan International Coordination Agency (JICA), ARISP is a collaboration among national government agencies (NIA and DPWH), local government units (LGUs), and other partner agencies. It aims to increase household income in the rural communities by at least 30% and improve productivity of at least 129 Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs) in 54 provinces around the DAR-X Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay addressed Philippines by providing inthe participants who included representatives from DPWH, NIA and LGUs during the ARISP III Closure As- tegrated package of support sessment held recently in Cagayan de Oro. supplied photo services including irrigation

facilities, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities, and rural water supply systems. This project is expected to benefit 68, 330 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in 132 ARCs nationwide. ARISP implementation commenced in 1995 and is now in its third phase, which ran from April 2008 to August 2014 with extension until August 2015. During the assessment, each of the representatives from the provincial offices listed their projects completed under ARISP III, totaling the cost at PhP 206.74 million. DAR Bukidnon completed the improvement of the farm-to-market road at Poblacion Namnam proper in San Fernando costed at PhP 10.24 million.

DAR Misamis Oriental completed farm-to-market roads which consisted of the concreting of Junction National Road (JNR) Baukbauk-KabangasanMapua-Dahilig Road in Balingoan, rehabilitation of JNR Gimaylan-Tangkub Road & Rehabilitation of Sto. Niño – Oguis Road in Libertad, rehabilitation of Junction Provincial Road (JPR) Benigwayan- JPR Purok 2 Lapad and JPR Barangay Aromahon-JNR Purok 4-Sinai Roads in Laguindingan, and concreting of JNR Poblacion-Talacogon - Aya-aya in Lugait costed at Php 149.8 million. They also announced the completion of a Post-harvest Facility (PHF) at the Lubluban-Santo Niño-Tangkub (LST) ARC in Libertad costed at PhP 3.5 million and the Potable Wa-

ter System (PWS) Spring Development at Upper Talacogon in Lugait costed at PhP 2.7 million. DAR Misamis Occidental bared their accomplishment that included the rehabilitation of the Maribojoc-Sinuza Road costed at PhP 12.54 million and the construction of a PHF at COSIBA ARC costed at PhP 5.14 million, both in the municipality of Tudela. DAR Lanao del Norte reported the improvement of the Junction National Highway (JNH) Poblacion-Sitio Langgoyo-Ramain Road in Sultan Naga Dimaporo and the construction of the Kulasihan-Palao Road in Kolambugan, costed at PhP 38.05 million. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto/ERS)

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Prove your love to God Special Gospel of the day(August27, 2015-Thursday)Mark 8:1-10”In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them, “I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. “If I send them away hungry to

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consuming in wild extravagance without being morally and ethically disturbed by his conscience given the fact that more and more people are dying because of hunger? If the present world economic order will not be transformed into something where more is given to those who have less in life, it will not be long that this current order will just implode as it is imploding now. But real transformation of this present world economic order can only come about if it is solidly anchored on justice where there will not only be 41 families, in the case of our country, enjoying the fruits of any growth the economy may post. And in the case of the world, this transformation will only happen if more than half of the world’s economy is no longer in the hands of just one percent of the world’s population but in the hands of the more than 50 percent of the world’s population. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)


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While money is essential in winning an electoral exercise, the electorates are still the ultimate judges when the election comes. One might have all the money that he could muster, but when the people’s honest decisions are not stifled fraudulently, the election money would lose its vaue. -0- Email reactions/ comments: crisguardian@

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their tickets at P500 (VIP), P300 (gold) and P200 (silver) have all sold out, signifying that Cagayan de Oro residents and other Northern Mindanaoans are ready for MMA fighters to go mainstream in this part of the world. “This is already the fifth Proving Grounds held in the city and we are happy that what we have done has raised the level of awareness of MMA as a sport,” Ong said, adding that she is looking forward for a Filipino MMA fighter to be a celebrity champ that will be known all over. Ong also said she is

their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance.” And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?” And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” And He directed the people to grateful to BusinessWeek Mindanao president and CEO Dante Sudaria for being co-presenter of the event, saying it has added credibility and reputation for mixed martial arts as a mainstream affair. For his part, Sudaria said he is supportive of The Proving Grounds 5 Retribution: Cage Supremacy because he believes that MMA tournaments such as this will help promote Cagayan de Oro and Region 10 as a tourist destination. Sudaria also said that Filipino MMA fighters ought to be supported “so that we can excel as a nation in this field.” The main bout for this evening will be a featherweight bout between Luke Adams of the United States versus Cagayan de Oro pride Rex de Lara. The supporting bouts are the following: lightweight Will Chope versus Arben Escayo; bantamweight Carlo Mabilen versus Emilio Urrutia; atomweight Ultra Tan versus Queeny Saenz; catchweight Jun Paderna versus Rendel Carmensi; strawweight Lanz Tenorio versus Erdie Bautista; bantamweight Jay Manubay versus Arnel Yunan; flyweight Ruben Lanaza versus Rabin Catalan; and strawweight Jobert Baylen versus Hiromitsu Irie.

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and -managed renewable and clean energy • Call for divestment from fossil fuel and other dirty energy industries • Stop privatization and promote democratic control and management of energy • Repeal EPIRA • Stop public subsidies and public loan financing of dirty energy projects • Rehabilitate AgusPulangui, a hydro power plant in Bukidnon, and other natural and renewable energy generating plants Partners Besides AMRSP and Caritas Philippines, the other convenors of the three-day national climate conference held at the Asilo de San Vicente de Paúl from July 29 to 31 were: • Philippine chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) • Fellowship of the Care of Creation Association Incorporated (FCCAI), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP)

sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people. Ephesians 6:8”knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. Prove your love to God and he will • Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) • Philippine Misereor Partnership (PMPI) • Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) • Medical Action Group (MAG) • FIND • Bulig-Visayas • Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development. Joining them were social workers, Church volunteers, educators, representatives of different dioceses, religious congregations, and other climate justice advocates. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)

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rocked the town of Lupon in Davao Oriental and some areas in Northern Mindanao on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The Phivolcs said a magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck the town of Lupon in Davao Oriental at around 2:15 p.m. o Wednesday. The earthquake was of tectonic in origin. The tremor was located 12 kilometers southwest of Lupon town––and is hardly felt in the neighboring towns, the Phivolcs said. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was also felt in the town of Libona in Bukidnon province at around 7:46 p.m. on Tuesday (August 25). The Phivolcs said an Intensity III quake rocked the towns of Libona and Baungon while Intensity II was felt in Manolo Fortich town and Malaybalay City, also in Bukidnon province, and Cagayan de Oro City. It said the earthquake that struck the cities of Malaybalay and Cagayan de Oro, including the three towns of Bukidnon was tectonic in origin. The tremor was located eight kilometers northeast of Libona and had a depth of two kilometers. No one was hurt in the incidents. With a report from the MindaNews


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communities. How we care for our forests and rivers will directly affect one another. With this, XSF, together with the

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House to probe BOC policy on ‘open balikbayan boxes’ By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The House Committee on Appropriations has set an inquiry on the controversial “open Balik-Bayan box” policy of the Bureau of Customs, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro City, said that the committee on appropriations has recalled the presentation of the proposed 2016 budget of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as more questions arises on the operations of the customs operations in the country. He said that one of the issues is the customs contro-

versial “open Balik-Bayan box” policy that has stirred protests among the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Rodriguez said that while President Aquino has ordered a stop in the implementation of the open Balik-Bayan box policy, the House Committee on Appropriations would dig into the controversial policy. Rodriguez, a member of the powerful committee on appropriations, said that the committee is recalling the proposed 2016 budget to find out how the Bureau of Customs is spending the budget. He said that the customs have a mandate to run after smuggling and smugglers in the country – not the hard-

earned money of the OFWs that they send through “balik-bayan” to relatives in the country. According to Rodriguez, the committee would also look into the huge amount of intelligence fund appropriated for the antismuggling operations of the Bureau of Customs. E ar l i e r, t h e S e n ate passed a resolution that seeks to conduct an inquiry into various unwarranted government policies that are burdensome to overseas workers, the time consuming process of securing an Overseas Employment Certificate and the shutting down of remittance firms in several developed countries.

LGU Ozamiz City represented by Hon Mayor Reynaldo O Parojinog, Sr and Chief of Staff Mike Ochate receives the Regional Kabalikat Award LGU City category for Region X during the celebration of 21st TESDA Anniversary at the TESDA Central Office, Taguig City this 25 August 2015. Giving the awards are TESDA Sec Joel Villanueva, PCOO Sec Sonny Coloma, and TESDA DDG Irene M Isaac. photo provided

Mindanao Development Authority, piloted the Payment for Ecosystem Services, where the private groups and individuals will financially support the IP communities to reforest Mt. Kalatungan, mitigating floods and other disasters. Part of the IP run program was the awarding of plaques of appreciation to the PES supporters, namely the Cooperative Development Authority, MASS-SPECC, the First C om mu n it y C o op e r a -

tive, Oro Integrated Cooperative, Oro Savings and Sharing Cooperative, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., Xavier University Community Credit Cooperative, Bukidnon Pharmaceutical Multipurpose Cooperative, Del Monte Philippines, Inc. Employees Credit Cooperative and Oro Integrated Cooperative. This was presented by his Excellency Most Rev. Antonio Javellana Ledesma, SJ, DD, chair of the Cagayan de Oro

River Basin Management Council. The IP run ended with the awarding of race winners and a performance by the Kaliwat Ki Apo Agyu student organization of Xavier University. X SF hop e s to r ai s e more resources for its IP program initiatives. The IP run was sponsored by Kia, Mahindra, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Abante Mindanao, Shell, MASS-SPECC, CDA, Parasat, Radyo Ultra, Vjandep and Smart.

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