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House to clarify definition of gov’t ‘savings’

DAVAO City––A lawmaker on Monday said the House of Representatives will set the definition of “savings” to prevent the executive department from abusing its powers in declaring unused funds for government projects that have been abandoned as savings. In yesterday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City, Bayan Muna representative Carlos Isagani Zarate said Malacanang cannot just declare such funds as savings and use them for projects at their discretion without getting Congress’ approval. Zarate said that even if the Disbursement Acceleration Program, called the “presidential pork barrel,” had been declared by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, the administration was coming up with See savings, page A11

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ANILA -- The Philippines is set to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Women and Economy 2015 Fora as it eyes more participation of women in the economy. See FULL STORY, page A2

Accepting donations, sole function of the city mayor clusive function of the City Mayor, a city councilor said Monday. CAGAYAN de Oro City–– City Councilor Prexy The authority to accept Elipe, chair of the city coundonations on behalf of the cil committee on finance, city government is an exSee mayor, page A11 By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

THE HIGALAAY FESTIVAL QUEEN WITH HER TRUSTED WARRIOR

Ms Theresa Denesse I. Perez crowned as Ms Higalaay Carnival Queen of Barangay 12 in Cagayan de Oro City last August 23, 2015 during the Annual Higalaay Carnival Parade with this brave man looking at her with inspiration. Photo courtesy of Clement Dampal II

Normin products can compete in global market, says DTI official By IRENE JOY B. DAYO Staff member

“Region 10 can compete,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 10 Linda O. Boniao said

during the launching of Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair held from August 2230, 2015. She said that the produce of Region 10 is already something that people could

be proud of. Some of these products are even exported to other countries. For example are the products of Cagayan de DTI-10 Regional Director Linda O. Boniao said that KaOro Handmade Paper See products, page A11

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ANILA -- The Philippines is set to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Women and Economy 2015 Fora as it eyes more participation of women in the economy. The fora will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Sept. 15-18, 2015.

The move aims to hasten collaboration between public and private sectors to promote gender integration, gender equality, and women’s economic empowerment to foster sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado said

the APEC fora will focus on five key areas where women’s participation shall improve, including access to capital, access to markets, capacity and skills building, access to technology and innovation, and leadership. The fora on women’s participation in APEC economy will involve Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE), which aims to provide means to integrate gender considerations into APEC activities;

Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy (PPDWE) which will harness participation from multisector key players from the private sector, academe, and civil society for dialogue and exchange of learning and best endeavors to advance the gender integration, gender equality, and women’s economic empowerment agenda in APEC; and High Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy (HLPD) which will be at-

tended by Ministers and Heads of Delegation of the member-economies. “With the right training, education and policies, APEC economies can further leverage their existing workforces as well as invest in future productivity,” Terrado said. “Inclusive growth and women’s economic empowerment will be better achieved if sectors of government converge their efforts towards creating an enabling environment for all women

especially those from the margins to access training, capital, markets, and technology. Women have their own style of leadership and governance that is more participatory and innovative. They are able to easily bounce back when faced with crisis situations,” Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa, said. The Philippine Commission on Women will lead the event. (PNA)

LandBank honors CARD Bank as 2015 outstanding CFI By Jennifer C. Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL -- Land Bank of the Philippines has awarded CARD Bank, member of CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), recently as one of its 2015 outstanding accredited clientcountryside financial institution (CFI). A microfinance-oriented rural bank, CARD Bank won

first place in the category of Rural Bank in the national level and a special award, Best CFI Availer-Agri-Agra Loans. CARD Bank has the highest loan portfolio on agri-agra based on its submitted report to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). According to CARD Bank president and CEO Dolores Torres CARD Bank “will never tire helping people living in the countryside to help them uplift their quality of life.” CARD Bank is one of the financial institutions of CARD MRI that helps empower millions of Filipinos especially

people who are excluded in the mainstream financial system. Land Bank president and CEO Gilda Pico commended CARD Bank for its noble mission to help the poor communities during the Gawad Award ceremony held in Manila. Torres said “CARD Bank will continue to partner with appropriate institutions,like Land Bank, that share the same mission as ours to achieve our mutual goal of eradicating poverty in the country.” Land Bank’s Outstanding CFI-clients awarding is being done annually to recognize CFIs that modelled excellence in rural financial services. This recognition aims to

maintain a good partnership between Land Bank and CFIs in providing financial access to marginalized sectors and development players in the countryside. The cash prizes received by the institution will be added to the calamity loan fund of CARD MRI. Present during the awarding include officials and representatives from the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Chamber of Thrift Banks, key officers and leaders of SMEs and Corporations, other government agencies and senior officers of Land Bank. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

KAHIMUNAN TRADE FAIR AT SM The Department of Trade and Industry – Region 10 is hosting once again the ‘Kahimunan Trade Fair” on August 22 to 30 at the Atrium of SM City Cagayan de Oro. Products such as processed food, crafts, fashion accessories, beverages, spices and condiments and organic products from Northern Mindanao will be showcased during the weeklong

exhibit. This annual activity aims at assisting small and medium entrepreneurs to generate sales and meet new buyers. It also provides opportunities for them to test the market and to get immediate feedback on their new products and designs. Kahimunan Trade Fair 2015 is one of the core events of this year’s Higalaay Festival.

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Lawmaker warns diluted BBL won’t resolve Mindanao conflict DAVAO City––A partylist representative on Monday warned against passing a version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that would not adhere to the provisions of the peace agreements signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Bayan Muna Rep. Karlos Isagani Zarate said passing the BBL just so President Benigno S. Aquino III could cite a legacy of his administration will not address the root cause of the long-standing Moro unrest. “What’s the use of passing a law that cannot solve the

problem?” he said. Zarate said the government peace panel should have considered at the outset that Congress may object to the provisions of the agreements they deem unconstitutional and that it would be better if they included some lawmakers in drafting the BBL. He said the substitute bills filed in the Senate and even in the House of Representatives have excluded several provisions in the original draft, which is a result of the 17-year negotiation between the government and MILF peace panels. The MILF cannot ac-

cept a version of the BBL with provisions that are only 50-percent compliant to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), he said. He said it is doubtful the BBL could be passed before Aquino leaves office, as most lawmakers will be “busy” after filing the certificate of candidacies in October. Zarate said it will be difficult to muster a quorum as the election period draws near. He cited that no sessions were held in the past days due to lack of quorum.

1BAP partylist Rep. Sylestre Bello III recently said the lawmakers skipped the sessions to avoid discussions on the Freedom of Information bill, Anti-Dynasty bill and the BBL. Since July 17 when Congress resumed its sessions, only two lawmakers were able to interpellate the BBL in the plenary with 28 items still up for deliberation. “If and when the interpellation of the BBL resumes, more congressmen will attempt to dilute it further, for example, the provisions on the control of resources,” Zarate said.

He said the substitute bill filed by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has failed to live up to the provisions of the CAB and FAB. He said Marcos’ bill rejected the “request of the MILF to reconsider the provisions that have been omitted” from the original draft. He called Marcos’ version of the BBL less than the existing Republic Act 9504, which amended RA 6734, the law creating the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Zarate said the Makabayan bloc in Congress is not amenable to Marcos’ substitute bill as it will not

provide a long-term solution to the conflict. He warned that passing a version of the BBL that would fail to address the problem will only result in more problems. He cited, for instance, the Final Peace Agreement entered into by the government and the Moro National Liberation Front in 1996. He said the next administration should also honor the CAB and the FAB or risk losing credibility in the international community. “An agreement must always be respected,” he said. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

Provincial Information Office of Misor initiates responsible news writing By Micka Victoria

MISAMIS Oriental––The Provincial Information Office (PIO) organized a twoday seminar-workshop on Effective and Responsible News Writing from August 22-23, 2015 at the Provincial

Training Center in Cagayan de Oro City. The seminar-workshop was participated in by the designated Information Officers of the different departments and offices of the provincial capitol. The activity, according

to Ms. Allyn A. Peñalosa, officer-in-charge of the PIO, was aimed at training and preparing the Information Officers how to write accurate and responsible news. “We are working in the government and it’s very important that what we

write is always truthful, always conscientious,” said Peñalosa. Andre w Stratton, a volunteer English teacher in prestigious schools in Cagayan de Oro; Mr. Herbie Gomez, Editor-in-Chief of Mindanao Gold Star Daily

and; Mr. Cris Diaz, Executive Director of Mindanao Daily News and Bureau Chief of the Philippine News Agency shared their expertise to the participants particularly on responsible news writing and precise data gathering.

“Data are always important when writing a news... Find out how to make your story have a broader reach and write with impact,” Gomez said. A seminarworkshop on basic photography will be held sometime October this year.


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Of Education and the Environment

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Slaughtering four flying lemurs “Kagwang” in a threatened habitat is simply unforgivable. The “Toog” tree in our farm is the lone surviving tree after all the surrounding trees that included the centuryold “Dao” (Dracontomelon Dao) fell by the men of a fledgling lumber company 30 years ago. Now, I am determined to protect the Toog tree, although it cast shade on plants underneath. Anyway, the presence of the flying lemurs in our farm showed of a still rich bio-diversity in the area. The “Kagwang” is a nocturnal herbivore or folivore mammal that thrives on eating mainly young leaves, soft fruits, flowers, and plant shoots. These animals obtain body water requirements by licking wet leaves and from the water in the plants and fruits. The “Kagwangs” rarely eat in the forest floor because they obtain nutritional requirements by gliding and jumping between trees high in the canopy. To think that these mammals reproduce slowly, the slaughtering of four matured “Kagwangs” was a great loss, indeed. I would have a rare glance

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of the mammals once I would retire into the deep of the woods one day. In fact, I am already preparing all the survival equipment to live in the forest alone and away from the buzzes of technology and digital entertainment. The invasion of environmental disrespect has snapped my dream in a flick of a finger. Of course, I keep on wondering why the Filipinos, in general, are cognizant of the environment, and, yet, too oblivious to the effects of what they are doing. While the Filipinos are among the highly literate people in Southeast Asia – the Philippines is the only English speaking country in Asia – the accolade is inconsistent with the values of a highly educated person. The flaw

is somewhere. Thus, I found out that the country’s educational system has hundreds of inconsistencies. While the system supposedly teaches the right attitude and values, what turns out is the inadequacy of the teaching on a most important subject: The protection of the environment. I asked my kid - now in the tertiary – on how far they have learned about the environment and the protection of the same, the reply was negative. In other words, we are producing half-a-million graduates every year who have no knowledge of the workings of the environment’s biodiversity, and, yet, mumble on environmental protection! This is horrible! No wonder, our legislators approved ordinances and passed resolutions about environmental protection that only turn in deaf ears. We only seethe in anger watching the scourge of the earth throwing garbage into the rivers under the noses of apathetic citizenry. On one occasion, I saw, at a distance, a tormented soul on the edge of the Ysalina Bridge public pouring out garbage into the river below. I was ashamed as

motorists simply passed by without lifting a finger. I was ashamed because the moron did it in front of City Hall, yet, the publicity hungry environmentalists at the City Hall did nothing to investigate. The following day, I heard and read in the newspapers that the city’s environment officials are threatening to sue the City Council for failure to approve their desired budget. That is out of context. Perhaps, it is time for our educators, specifically the Department of Education (DepEd) to incorporate in the K-12 curriculum in the elementary and secondary level requisite subjects about the environment and the protection of bio-diversity. These subjects should be made simple, understandable, (if possible, in the vernacular) for pupils to get into the bone of the subject. Our next generations should learn by heart and in spirit the importance of protecting the environment and conservation of endangered species of the flora and fauna. Otherwise, all the government’s mitigation programs about climate change would turn to naught. -0- Send reaction/ comments: crisguardian@ yahoo.com

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Up to recently, in my country, the theme of political CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING campaign is the most imporAssociate Editor Contributing Editor tant factor. First, it is about education. Most promises MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda are directed to the efforts for Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor providing education access GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit to all people. Second, it is Motoring Editor Photo Journalist the topic about infrastructures related to logistics felix santillan ROEL CATOTO and people development EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Layout Artists in many regions. Finally, PAT SAMONTE it is the topic related to irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN health care. Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga Education appears to be the urgent need for the JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao nation living in developing Regional Editors-Northmin countries. Most people have been aware of education AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA role in changing their lives Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant or fate. It has a domino ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI effect. When people are NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE highly educated, they are CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 automatically to have higher CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY level of social class. More Legal Counsel importantly, they are easily --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff to enter the competitive candy macabale - 09161326483 job recruitment process. RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 In other words, education MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 can indirectly make people North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 prosperous. They can get VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON at least basic needs such as MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 food, shelter, and clothes. Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 In economic terms, these tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 bobby mag usara-tangub city basic needs are vital and OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 unavoidable. ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 Like education, infradavao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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structures are the most important aspect in any nation. The movement of goods and services cannot be made smooth when the infrastructures are inadequate. Many modern countries, the developed ones, are doing their businesses more efficient due to these aspects—infrastructures. It can be proved by looking at a glance at any country with bad infrastructures. They are not so efficient because they have to spend more time for transportation. Implicitly, this inefficiency takes more energy and finally waste money. All of these bad effects affect the country to be more burdened in spending their state budget. The most critical theme in political campaign is also related to healthcare. Even in the US, this topic has become a trade mark, beside a global climate change. Human beings are prone to an unexpected risk. The risk that cannot be predicted is spending money for caring their health. So, healthcare is, in general, also one of the unavoidable factors in

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life that the people cannot be separated. Even, all the families throughout any country may have the same feeling when they are ill or being hospitalized. They have to spend money and this is unpredictable. Unfortunately, the unemployment tends to be less highlighted compared to the three topics above. Yet, unemployment is actually the source of any social disorder. Crimes, sabotages, riots, and the like, are rooted to the condition of being jobless. The higher the country with unemployment is, the more problematic the situation and condition is. It seems that unemployment has not been discussed a lot.

It might be due to several reasons. It might be really difficult because it deals with economic factors. In fact, economic problem is not only related to regional or national condition, but it is also related to globally economic condition. The cabinets established by any country are, in fact, not only regionally and nationally but also globally sensitive. To get such an atmosphere is not easy for the leader or president in any country. This must be due to political reasons. All people have known that the political effect on the decision for choosing the cabinet members is very strongly evident. So, it is apparent that the leader feels difficult to make the best economic decision. Economic and political considerations have different outputs. The former leads to prosperity while the latter the power arrogance. The best economic decision produces prosperity while the best political decision results in powerful leaderSee djuwari, page A11

Daily Inspiration

Yesterday’s Tomorrow

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” -James 4:14

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yesterdays. But one day your tomorrows will be gone. It’s important to live for Christ today. What is living for Christ? It’s turning to Him for help. It’s showing His love for others. It’s trusting that Tomorrows are easy to take for He will provide just enough for granted. Just think of all of your today.


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DAR turns over land titles to 108 Surigao del Sur farmers By JOIE CEBALLOS

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) handed to 108 farmers in Barangay Quezon here titles to agricultural lands covering 214 hectares last August 19, 2015. Overwhelmed by joy during the turnover ceremony, Margarita Candoy, 67, upon receipt of her parcel along with eight other members of her family, proudly said, “I have been a farmer all my life. Now I have a land I will call my own. Thanks to DAR.” The distribution of land titles was part of the 1st Araw ng Barangay Quezon celebration and graced by Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel, Tagbina Mayor Generoso Naraiso, DAR-Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Benjamin Mataksil. In his speech, Gov. Pi-

LANDLESS FARMERS NO MORE. One hundred eight farmers of Surigao del Sur receive titles to 214-hectare agricultural lands as DAR-Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang (left photo, middle) leads the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) in Barangay Quezon, Tagbina town assisted by Mayor Generoso Naraiso (extreme right) and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Benjamin Mataksil. Right photo shows some of the beneficiaries proudly displaying the titles to their parcels they can now claim as theirs. Photos by Joie Ceballos/DAR-13 PIO.

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Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Cotabato Municipality of Carmen NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In Compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VILMA CATACUTAN LAURENTE filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “ISABEL” to “VILMA” in the birth certificate of ISABEL ABRINILLA CATACUTAN who was born on July 8, 1963 at Carmen, Cotabato and whose parents are Cesar J. Catacutan and Roberta L. Abrinilla. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 1, 2015. (Sgd.) MARY P. MACAYA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 19 & 26, 2015

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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 8, 2001 at Marawi 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 002 Adelfa West, Mahayahay, 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 almost twelve years (12) 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 8, 2001 , 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 18, 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 17th day of August, 2015.

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 August 1, 1992 at Iligan 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 Tambacan, Iligan City and Buru-un 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 almost two (2) 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 August 1, 1992 , 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 18, 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 18th day of August, 2015.

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Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

CCE-0036-2015 RA 9048/RA 10172 Date: August 17, 2015

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

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 JONALD ROLLENAS REPOLIDON has filed with this office, a petition for change of sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of REVIL ROLLENAS REPOLIDON who was born on October 26, 1994 at Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Reynaldo Cordova Repolidon and Josie Renegado Rollenas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 9, 2015.

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (SRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that MELQUISEDEC S. PAUG has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 90-535 who was born on 12 DECEMBER 1989 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are EVANGELINE SELOCIA and ROLANDO PAUG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24. 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 {IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that ZARETH CUYAG LABOR has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 87-250 who was born on 26 JANUARY 1987 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are JANET CUYAG and PEPITO LABOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24, 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (1RR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that JAYRIL PEÑALOZA TAGOCTOC has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 89-2828 who was born on 25 OCTOBER 1989 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are WILMA PEÑALOZA and JORGE TAGOCTOC. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24, 2015.

(SGD.) ATTY. MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD

(SGD.) ATTY. MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD

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MDN: Aug 19 & 26, 2015

City Civil Registrar

City Civil Registrar

(SGD.) ATTY. MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD

MDN: Aug 19 & 26, 2015

City Civil Registrar


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Teacher’s Views Editor : IRENE DAYO

COMMUNITY-SCHOOL LINK: Key to School’s Significant Development By CHERRIE MAE B. SAJULGA Teacher I Zubiri Village Elementary School San Jose, Quezon, Bukidnon

The school and community are the mainsprings of effective and powerful forces that can create a wholesome climate for mutual gains and betterment. Fortunate enough that despite of being a small school having only a population of 425 pupils and twelve active young teaching workforce, Zubiri Village Elementary School has actively forged a partnership with the community where both share the same responsibilities to the best interest of the pupils. In fact, the construction of school concrete perimeter fence was materialized through the concerted efforts of the school, concerned individuals and parents. Another useful project established with the communityschool link advantage was the donation of seven big garbage bins which were solicited from Del Monte Company that truly became an aid in realizing the school’s goal for clean and green program.

Aside from that, the school has presently leveraged fund from the KisMuco, a private cooperative operating in Barangay San Jose has provided the school with armchairs and tables. At present, they also committed to provide additional funds for the construction of two makeshift classrooms since the school is in dire need of additional classrooms because of its increased enrollment. This additional fund is a realigned budget intended for the purchase of one LCD projector for the school’s use. However, since the school had been chosen to be one of the DepEd 19th batch E-classroom recipients, it has already acquired the said facility and further requested the said community partner to realign the budget instead for the construction of two makeshift classrooms. Moreover, the LGU of Barangay San Jose also provided a helping hand and promised to provide lumber so

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to realize the said school priority need. Although the school had created linkages with the community partners but it also tried its best to at least counterpart an additional fund for the makeshift classrooms. They did not solely depend on the partners but were able to raise additional fund through its fund-raising activity of Bb. at Ginoong Buwan ng Wika which fortunately accumulated Php 20, 000. 00. The partnership built by the school with its community partners has borne productive fruits not only materially but also helped a lot in the holistic development of each of the pupil in Zubiri Village Elementary School. This is a positive and most significant impact to the education of each learner. In return of the benefits provided by the community partners, the school through its active and quality work- minded teaching force committed to do its best in enlarging their capacity to provide quality and satisfying service in educating the young minds of its constituents. Aside from that, the school is already committed to extend unfailing support and participation to every activity of the barangay and also in the municipality of Quezon every fiesta, Christmas celebration, community clean-up and the like.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: A CALL FOR THE SMALL ECHOES By CHERRIE MAE B. SAJULGA Teacher I Zubiri Village Elementary School San Jose, Quezon, Bukidnon

What is environment? Who created it and what for? What is its interrelatedness to us? These are just some of the many questions that my pupils often asked. Yes! It is not created by sudden magic nor even exists without beginning. There is always an Almighty Father who created them all including us. If we just try to lift a finger to turn the first few pages of the Book of Genesis in the Holy Scriptures, we will know that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and all the things on earth are created perfectly according to His good pleasure and desire. In fact, it was once described as a beautiful paradise. But as we look closely to what happened nowadays, our environment is in peril. Indeed men fell into sin, knowledge became extensive and applied modern technologies came through. Along with these convenient changes as we may say, human behavior degraded and morale has been compromised. It is but a common knowledge; the people who successfully defended their land against foreign wanton destruction were also the ones who started to maltreat the environment

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to give way to their greedy intentions. Isn’t it ironic? As a result, the environment which once was the source and means of our living is now helpless and has now become our alley to death. Pollution brought about by mankind is now very rampant. It has damaged the condition of the air we breathe in and polluted the crystal clear water we drink to quench our thirst. Not only that, urbanization is getting expansive and has almost devoured our forests and vegetation. Look at the forests now? They were already barren! They used to be lush and verdant before. Somehow, the paradise we call has now been damaged with ignorance and self-indulgence. Inch by inch it is vanishing and disappearing towards never. What a sad situation to reminisce! But today in present time, we have witnessed and experienced the nature’s revenge. The entire world including our nation suffers the consequences of evil man’s doings. Flash floods, landslides, agricultural destructions, hundreds and thousands of people died, lost homes and loved ones are just some of those gruesome effects

these days. Are these not a timely speaking to stand and fight for the environment? As a teacher, we must do something; let us begin educating our pupils. Let us not belittle their small echoes and strength. There is no doubt that if only they are aware of the environmental impacts and shall rise to pledge and do their duties to protect, conserve and preserve our environment in their own little ways, the impossible would turned out to possibilities. Let us together take actions to rehabilitate if not restore our environment which was once a paradise. If we do this it can do a lot in resuscitating and saving our dying environment. Let us start if we have not started. Let’s patiently continue if we have begun educating our children. Let us all be aware and realize the importance of planting trees, solid waste management and other environmental endeavors to combat this creeping environmental degradation that will affect us somehow anytime if not given immediate attention. In one way or another, let us help fuel our school’s goal for clean and green environment. It is only through then that we will realize that we are not only dwellers but a steward to this environment.

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that EMALITA MABELIN NEGRE has filed with this Office a petition for the change for first name from “EMERITA” to “EMALITA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EMERITA R. MABELIN who was born on September 22, 1961 in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY and whose parents are PEPITO B. MABELIN and LEONARDA A. RIVERA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 4, 2015.

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Globe GCash Mastercard bags Bronze STEVIE ® in 2015 International Business Awards Globe GCash Mastercard, a prepaid and reloadable ATM card which drives mobile money revolution in the Philippines, was named Bronze Stevie® winner in the 12th Annual International Business Awards for Best New Consumer Product or Service. The product has received a string of positive feedback from the judges such as “good product considering the situation in Philippines”, “innovative revolution”, “bespoke for certain countries where bank accounts and credit cards are not easily available”, “how cool to have a MasterCard without the complicated procedure of having a bank account and money amount limitation”, “good performance achieved,” among others. Unlike traditional debit cards, GCash MasterCard does not require users to have a bank account nor maintain a minimum balance. Customers may fund their cards by going to any of the over 10,000 GCash

outlets nationwide or by linking their online bank accounts. Likewise, GCash MasterCard serves as an extension of a customer’s mobile wallet in which they could also use their cell phone number to do mobile money transactions like bills payment, sending money, buying airtime load, among others. “This award is a solid validation that the service has become a driving force in growing mobile

money penetration in the country. This recognition motivates us to think of more ways to help our fellow Filipinos enjoy a cashless spending lifestyle even if they cannot afford to open a bank account due to stringent application requirements. We believe that this service will continue to evolve as the Philippines makes a paradigm shift to cashless ecosystem driven by mobile payments,” said Xavier

Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August. “The IBAs grow in stature and renown every year, and with that the number and quality of entries increases,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s Marzan, President and judges were treated to CEO of G-Xchange, alot of success stories Inc., a wholly-owned and achievement subsidiary of Globe Telecom, which operates around the world. We thank the judges for GCash. their time and feedback, More than 3,700 and we congratulate nominations from the Gold, Silver and over 60 nation’s organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign Afamsterdam – it’s of the Year, Best New a world most Filipinos see every day, interact with, and sometimes, if lady luck would have it, marry into one. Commonly known as afams or a foreigner assigned in Manila, these are the usually Caucasian or Middle Eastern men who work or are visiting the country for a long period. The often misunderstood world of afamsterdam takes a humorous twist in Kano Luvs Pinay, the latest offering of TV5. Lead by premier comedienne Tuesday Vargas as Cookie and American actor Lee O’Brien as Matthew, the romantic comedy and situational comedy show mixes on the exhibition, come to Filipino humor, kilig, have a look if you want to and family values while use electricity free. Visit taking a look at the them under China Pavilintricacies of interracial ion at PDMEX 2015- The and intercultural Philippines’ Largest and relationships between Focused Metal Worka Filipina and her ing Show known as 7th PDMEX 2015 - the 7th American fiancé. Philippine Die & Mould But it’s not as simple Machineries and Equipas a Filipina loving ment Exhibition to be an American show. staged from August 26-29, Cookie sired a child, 2015 at World Trade CenJon Jon, during her ter Metro Manila. younger years, played For more informaby Chok Chok Venida. tion about the event and And there’s the can’tschedule of free semilive-with-Americans nars, please contact MAI guy, played by Martin Management Philippines Escudero, who happens and look for Mark Ivan to be Cookie’s brother. Barrios at (63-2) 899-2642 Also starring in or e-mail mai_mgt@comKano Luvs Pinay pass.com.ph

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Do you want to use the electricity free? Come to the exhibition and have a look. The solar energy products from China will join the PDMEX 2015. The cost of electricity in our country is the most expensive in Asia, so how to use electricity freely? Solar photovoltaic power generation is a kind of technology which can directly change the light energy into electric energy by the semiconductor interface. In most regions the device can be easily implemented for the user’s lighting and power supply. Some developed countries can also be used to realize the complementary with

the regional power grid. Monsoon tropical rain forest climate, high temperature and rainy, humidity, typhoons. The average annual temperature is 27 degrees, annual rainfall of 2000-3000 mm. Can be used in solar energy electricity generation system, solar energy pumps, solar energy air conditioner and solar cell template. According to the policy of Philippines Energy Department, Solar power projects enjoy preferential admission price per kWh of electricity for 9.68 pesos. People who can enjoy the policy must be those factories who are already running a renew-

able energy porject and they must have signed a “renewable energy service contract (RESC)”. Philippines energy department must decide whether to approve the application or not within 30 days,The new “renewable energy law” of Phippines stipulates: power companies must purchase a certain proportion of renewable energy, renewable energy companies can enjoy seven years of tax free, enterprises import renewable energy related machinery and equipment can enjoy tax free, the market has a huge potential. Jiaxing Shengtai PV Energy Co., Ltd. will display their productions

Bronze Stevie winners whom we’ll celebrate in Toronto in October.” The International Business Awards is one of the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2015 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada on October 23, 2015. Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www. StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Welcome to Afamsterdam: Kano Luvs Pinay takes us to the world of afams and Pinays are veteran actors Boboy Garovillo and Ces Quesada as the overbearing parents of Cookie. Model turned actress Wilma Doesn’t is Osang, the everafam-supportive best friend of Cookie, and theater actress Kiki Baento is Girlie, the other best friend who has a strictly no afams policy with regards her love life. Watch the lives of Cookie and Lee unravel as they prove to the world that love conquers all and that it is the universal language that knows no grammar, pronunciation, and form. Discover the various spontaneous reactions of the Filipino family and community to the presence of Matthew in their lives. Or how Matthew tries to cope and understand the culture he has thrust himself into. Find out if despite all the hurdles and conflict that their cultural differences may bring about, will love for Cookie and Matthew still win in the end? Will there be a happy ending? Will Cookie become an official Mrs. Afamsterdam? Kano Luvs Pinay will air every Saturday evening starting September 05, 2015 on TV5.


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A8 • Today is wednesday, AUGUST 26, 2015 • Editor: Ruel V. Pelone • E-mail: ruel_pelone2002@yahoo.com

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THE El Niño phenomenon, based on the leading climate models, may intensify from moderate to strong until the last quarter of this year, the state weather bureau said. In its latest advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (Pagasa) said the drought and dry spell will even continue until next year. The Pagasa defined drought as three consecutive months

of way below normal (>60% reduction from average) or five consecutive months of below normal (21%-60% reduction from average) rainfall condition while it defined dry spell as three consecutive months of below normal (21%-60% reduction from average) rainfall conditions or two consecutive months of way below normal (more than 60% reduction from average) rainfall conditions. During his recent tour in Northern Mindanao, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretar y Mario G.

Montejo--without identifying the areas––said that at least 79 provinces will be affected by El Niño this year. Montejo said that since 1997, the drought and dry spell conditions will be at its worst this year. Starting September, he said dozen of provinces will begin to experience dry conditions that are below normal. The dry spell and drought conditions will affect 29 provinces in October–-and by the end of this year, it will affect at least 79 provinces, said Montejo. On one hand, the Pagasa said

the country experienced weather disturbances in July that include the high pressure area (HPA), inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), Southwest (SW) monsoon, low pressure areas (LPAs) and the passage of three tropical cyclones (TC) over the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The weather systems in July, said the government-run weather agency, brought normal rainfall in Western and Central Mindanao, but still gave shortage of rainfall in the provinces of Camiguin and Misamis Oriental. It said average ranges of tem-

perature were recorded at 23°C to 34°C over the lowlands of Mindanao and 19°C to 29° C over the mountainous area of Mindanao. Rainfall distribution is expected to be near normal in most parts of the country, while below normal rainfall is predicted over the provinces of Zamboanga Peninsula, Region 12 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) except for Cotabato and Lanao del Sur respectively while Misamis Oriental will experience above normal rainfall.

28.6MW solar power plant soon to rise in Davao del Sur By RUEL V. PELONE Managing Editor

THE Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc., a subsidiary of Enfinity N.V. a leading solar energy developer in the Philippines, has appointed India’s leading Solar EPC Sterling and Wilson (SWL) to set up its

28.6 megawatts (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in San Roque, Digos, Davao de Sur. In a major boost to the “Make in India” campaign, the SWL has gone one step further by winning this project in the global solar market against big competition and proving that an

Indian Solar EPC can compete globally and proudly say “Installed by India.” India’s growing reputation as a technically competent, quality conscious, and cost effective solutions provider has been further enhanced as Sterling and Wilson was selected ahead of well entrenched interna-

tional solar EPC’s to partner Enfinity in setting up its solar power plant. The project will be constructed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Power Procurement Program under the Feed-inTariff mechanism. The solar power plant capacity is expected to be

around 28.6 MW (DC) / 24.75 (AC). The output power will be evacuated through a 69 kV substation and overhead transmission line of eight kilometers to the nearest National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) substation. Sterling and Wilson will use Hanwha’s Solar one

modules of 310 Wp power rating with central inverter solution for this project. Speaking on the solar power plant to be set up for Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources, Inc. Mr. Bikesh Ogra, president, Sterling and Wilson, Electrical and Solar Business See solar, page A11

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2015 Fiesta Travel Sale starts Aug 26 at Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro-Iligan-Bukidnon hosts Fam Tour for Phil Tour Operators Society, Inc. and Bank of Cagayan de Philippine Oro will host a Islands. three-day travel “This will allow fair on August mall guests and 26-28, 2015 visitors to book at the Ayala and buy promo Centrio Mall in tickets and tour Cagayan de Oro packages in one City. Th event location, “ said is mounted by Tito Mora, travel Swift Travel fair organizer. & Tours in Local and partnership with International Centrio Mall, destinations Seda Centrio, will be on sale and Professional including the Organizers world’s best Unlimited, the brands such as Department of Insight, Royal Tourism Regions Caribbean 10 and 13, It’s Cruise, Glbus More Fun in and many more, the Philippines offered at a in partnership discount during with Globe the Fiesta Travel Telecoms, Oro Sale. Photographic Meantime, Mr. By Mike Baños, Editor at large

Mora revealed that he has been tapped by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association Inc (PTAA) of which Swift Travel is the sole member in the region for a Familiarization Tour. A total of 42 members companies and tour operators will be able to visit Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. The group is expected to arrive on August 26 and will stay two days in Cagayan de Oro before proceeding

to Bukidnon where they will be hosted by Dahilayan Adventure Park. “From the airport they will

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tour Iligan then head back to Cagayan de Oro,” said Mr. Mora. “They will be stay at Seda Centrio for 2 nights and will stay over to watch the Civic-Military Parade on August 27. After their whitewater rafting , They will then proceed to Bukidnon for an overnight

familiarization tour before flying back home on the 29th. The group will be hosted by the LGus of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental including Congresswoman Juliette Uy, DOT 10, Kagay, 1st Rafting, Bugsay and Red Rafts and Apple Tree Resort.


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Hazel Daleon of Agusan del Norte wins Caraga’s Exemplary Child 2015 title Butuan City -- Hazel Daleon, 11 year-old and child-beneficiary of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, claimed the title for the Exemplary Child 2015 during the conducted search on August 21, 2015 held at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, Butuan City. Also awarded best in interview, Daleon bested nine (9) other contenders from the five (5) provinces in the region who presented different talents during the search and answered questions during the interview portion. Included in the top five (5) competitors are Janna Grace Ambus of Surigao del Sur (1st runner up), Aira Sol Maraunay of Surigao del Sur (2nd runner up), Mike Ferol of Province of Dinagat Islands (3rd runner up), and Meriam Vicente of Agusan del Sur (4th runner up). Other contestants of the Search are Maricar Moralda, Dona Jeva Estoque, Janna Grace Ambus, and Diane Domas-as. Special awards were given to Cylas Dela Cruz for best in talent and production number and to Janna Grace Ambus for being the darling of the crowd. All the participants received certificates of participation and school supplies amounting to Php500.00 while the top three (3) winners got plaques of recognition. Opened to all Pantawid Pamilya children-beneficiaries whose age is from 10 to 13 by September 2015, the said search is participated by participants who passed the set qualities required which are the following: academic excellence in learning areas in the curriculum, active in co/extra-curricular/community activities, talented, with good moral character and have no indicator of behaviour problems, aware of good nutrition and eats nutritious food, conversant on the conditionalities of the program, able to advocate the thrusts of the Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago campaign, and shows gender sensitivity. Each province in the

region sent two (2) winners who competed and comprised the ten (10) competing exemplary children at the regional level. Assistant Regional Director for Operations Mita G. Lim said in her message that the search aims to recognize exemplary Pantawid Pamilya children who serve as excellent examples in their households, schools, and communities and also to encourage them to be active citizens by complying with the conditions of the program. “We hope that these exemplary children will continue to perform well in their studies so that they will be good examples to their classmates, families, and communities, most especially to those who are their fellow children-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya,” added Lim. Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, as a human development program of the Philippine government, invests in health and education

of Filipino children belonging to poor households. On its sixth year of implementation, the program expanded its coverage to children up to 18 years of age in order to further pursue the rights of the children and enable the program to contribute to ending the intergenerational cycle of poverty. “Tana magpadayon pa jud ning programa nga Pantawid

aron mas daghan pa nga mga bata nga pobre ang matabangan nga maka-eskwela (I hope that the Pantawid program will be continued so that more poor children will be helped in schooling),” says Hazel during her response message after receiving the accolade. ###(EUNICE G. MONTAOS/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

DAR turns over P54.4M farm equipment in NorMin CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over P54.4million worth of common service facilities (CSFs) in Northern Mindanao region to boost the agricultural productivity of the farmer-beneficiaries. DAR Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Felix Perry Villanueva said the CSFs, implemented under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Program,

included 37 floating tillers, 27 rice threshers, 18 corn shellers, two 120-horsepower heavy tractors, which are suitable for sugarcane farming, and 14 units of 90-horsepower tractors, good for corn growers. ARCCESS is an alternative rural development approach wherein support services provided by the DAR are delivered directly to selected agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs). Villanueva said during the procurement, the DAR decided

to procure more high-end equipment that last longer rather than buy cheaper equipment that are prone to breaking down. “The DAR prefers quality over quantity and we were able to turnover farm equipment to ARBOs nationwide that are built to last longer,” Villanueva said. Regional Director Faisar Mambuay said the CSFs were provided to maximize the productivity of the farmer-beneficiaries and improve their economic conditions. (DAR/PIA10)

Give and give until it hurts Special Gospel of th e day ( A u g u s t 2 6 , 2015-Wednesday) Luke 16:1-8-And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me

the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his lord’s debtors [unto him], and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred

measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light: This gospel reminds us of our honesty in everything that we have possessed. The truth is there are many people who are dishonest in giving times, treasures and talents to God the giver. We are greedy of what is due for God. What

have you given to God? Malachi 3:9-10”You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you! “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. For me; you curse yourself once you will not share and give. Mother Theresa said; give and give until it hurts and when you

Biblical reflection are hurt, give more. This is the truth about life: you are hurt in giving to anyone and to God but this pain is very useful to treat your greediness in life and purifies your soul. The pain is necessary to develop your intentions in life. Pain can make you stronger. Pain can make you closer to God once you are positive towards this pain in your life: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:

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DepEd CDO taps Speakers’ Bureau By Marilou Lambatan- Lora

As response to the call of the Department of Education (DepEd) to amass widespread support from the different stakeholders of the society, the Division of Cagayan de Oro City organized 20 teams composing of the different school heads and education program supervisors within the division, for an advocacy campaign regarding the full implementation of the K to 12. Group # 10 consisting of the two school heads from Macabalan and Puntod National High School, Dr. Nick C. Pañares and Mrs. Elisa Banluta, respectively, were joined by Dr. Rosemary Sudaria, Education Program Specialist 2, and visited North City Central School, Macabalan and Corrales Elementary School on August 19, then on the following day at

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ship. The two are mutually interrelated but either of them tends to be abandoned. This is the real conflcict that is recently coming up. The three topics as embeded in the political theme in political campaign are still dominant. These are eduation, infrastuctures, and healthcare. But, the people throughout the country must be aware of other impiortant topic. This topic is related to unempoyment and economic condition. It is not trivial but crucial. In making the best solution, priority in decision making should be beneficially done and directed to the people as whole rather that political dynasty. In this case, again, there must be the real volunteers in the national system—those who have been in the government system—to be brave for doing somes out of box thinking. Is it possible? Why not? Editor’s note: Dr. Djuwari Sarkawi is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Master-gourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia Association of Press Practitioners/ Journalists in East Java province (HIPSI), Indonesia. He is also the president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers (IASPER).

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said: “The fact that we are one of the only Indian Solar EPC to have already set up solar projects in the International market gives us immense motivation to work harder.” Ogra said: “With human assets of nearly 3500 technically proficient people working from India and abroad, we possess an inherent strength to execute international Solar projects in an efficient and cost effective manner.”

Puntod and Macabalan National High School. Using the vernacular, the group discussed the 26 frequently-askedquestions regarding the K to 12 Program of DepEd to be able to convey the information to the general public. To add motivation to the listeners, the group did a question

“We are confident that our superior engineering capabilities, experience, and expertise in setting up solar power plants internationally will enable us to deliver Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. with a solar solution that will exceed predicted plant performance levels,” he added. No terrains are too tough for Sterling and Wilson when it comes to setting up efficient solar power plants. Technologically advanced services and comprehensive know how of thin film, mono crystalline, and polycrystalline modules; along with different foundation of ramming and rafting type leads the organization to provide best solutions to its customers internationally. SWL will brave incessant rainfall, cyclones, land divided by creeks, and thunderstorms to deliver the project within six months from the beginning of July 2015. Based on the site recce report and engineering interactions with Enfinity Technics Global, Sterling and Wilson will install pipe culverts for road crossing at four locations where the project intersects with a creek. Sterling and Wilson has also suggested a piling foundation for structures as the land has significant presence of boulders. The structural design will take into consideration high wind speeds of up to 200 km/hr and cyclones that are common phenomenon in this region. As the creek divides the plant, the array layout will be prepared as per site contours without affecting the generation as well natural water flow. The drainage system will be provided for discharge of rainwater into the existing natural stream.

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Crafts that include handmade paper, gift bags, stationery, cards and gift boxes. Its market is already expanding

and answer with monetary prizes at stake for the correct answers. Several parents and other stakeholders were in attendance during the conduct of the advocacy campaign, all with the same mind in welcoming the coming of the Senior High School come school year 2016.

to Europe, United States of America, Japan and Saudi Arabia which cater their annual production of 4-million pieces. Another are the outputs of Stoneware Pottery located at Bulua, this city. Their products include ceramic crafts, ceramic housewares, corporate giveaways and custom-made items. They are having an annual production of two 20-feet container of ceramic crafts, housewares and custommade items and half a 20feet container of corporate giveaways which attracted buyers from Germany, USA, Japan and Dubai. The regional director also mentioned the coco twine and geonets produced by Malingao Community Services Cooperative of Malingao in Tubod, Lanao del Norte. These products are exported to other countries like China. Coco twine and geonets are made up through the use of common farm waste and coconuts husks. MCSC production has been massive and is increasing year to year, that their sales went up to more than P 2.6 million in 2013, through the help as well by DTI’s shared service facilities. That is how salable our products are, she added. The same products and more are also displayed in Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair that served as a common setting converging the five provinces of Northern Mindanao and let them exhibit their best products. There are 56 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) present which twelve of it came from Misamis Oriental. Kahimunan also served as avenue for Indigenous Peoples to display and promote their products. Manobo and Higaonon from Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte, and natives from different tribes of Bukidnon came to participate as one booth for the first time over seven years of the conduct of Kahimunan. These IPs are at the same time beneficiaries of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

under DTI-10. The Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair is one of the core events of Higalaay Cagayan de Oro Fiesta. It exhibits the best products of different provinces of Northern Mindanao. These products are categorized into processed food, crafts and fashion accessories, sugar, coffee and beverages, nuts and cashew, spices and condiments, health and organic products, furniture and furnishings, and home style and living. The fair featured the Buyer-selling matching in which the exhibitors and prospects can discuss in negotiating tables. There was also showcase of DTICARP and Shared Service Facility products. Moreover, DTI awarded the best products in the special setting which categories are Best Product Design for Housewares and Furnishings, Best Product Design for Fashion Accessories and Most Innovative Food Product. Boniao said that they held this trade display in time of fiesta for more visitors are coming in the city. She is also proud that aside from the fiesta, DTI-10 already brought Kahimunan Trade Fair to other places such as in Makati, Manila for a national exposure, in tandem with their priority program “One Town, One Product” (OTOP). “Kahimunan” is a Lumad word that means gathering. Thus, DTI-10’s Kahimunan means “A gathering to celebrate the creations of Northern Mindanao.” “Bisan ASEAN Integration, we know we can compete (Though ASEAN Integration is coming up, we know we can compete),” Regional Director Boniao ended.

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ways and means, made the statement in reaction to reports that some city officials here are receiving donations on the advice of the city mayor. Dr. Evelyn Perez, Chief

of the City Hospital, admitted that she received an order from the City Mayor to receive the donations from the Phippince Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The PCSO informed the local august body that its office donated one unit ambulance and an endowment fund amounting to P 1 million to the city hospital to the city government. Elipe said that the council committee noted that the J.R. Borja General Hospital (JRBGH) and the PCSO signed an agreement for the ambulance and accessories. He said that the City Mayor, as the city’s overall custodian, is the only authorized office to sign the Deed of Donation and to accept the donated item on behalf of the city government. The authority of the Mayor is “exclusive” because of the principle of “accountability.” otherwise, the lowly worker could be responsible for a function that does not belong to him, Elipe said. In relation to the PCSO donations, the city council could rectify the situation by coming up with an ordinance authorizing the city mayor or ratifying the Deed of Donation and authorizing the city mayor to sign the document, Elipe said. Elipe said that all the equipment and accessories included during the turnover of the ambulance should also be accounted and duly recorded by the City General Services Office.

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another “scheme”. In budget delib erations held two weeks ago, he s aid he quest ione d Depar tment of Budget and Management Secretar y Butch Abad why he revived the definition of savings that allows the president to “declare a savings anytime, especially in the middle of the year.” Under the new scheme, Zarate explained Malacanang can declare a budget not obligated by

June 30, 2016 as savings and funnel it to other government projects. He s aid under the proposed budget the pre s i d e nt w i l l re c e i v e a P400-million Special Purpose Fund, which is lower by P100 million than his 2014 lump sum. Malacanang has given Congress until October 9 to pass the 2016 budget pegged at P3 trillion. Next year’s proposed budget is the highest so far, Z arate said. “We should not give t he E xe c ut ive D ep ar t ment wider latitude when to declare savings at anytime… that they can just simply call the funds of the abandoned project as savings and divert it to other purposes,” he said. Even if many are dubious of the 2016 proposed budget, the politicians will find it difficult to siphon off budget to their campaign funds with “s afet y nets” in pl ace, he said. Zarate challenged the House leadership to see to it that the budget is passed without the inter vention of the Malacanang. He said the proposed allocation for the Pant aw i d Pam i ly ang Pi l i pino Program (4Ps) or the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) next year increased to P70 billion. The budget for this year is P64.73 billion. The program started with P5 billion during the Arroyo administration. The 4Ps had been riddled with controversies ove r a l l e g at i ons s om e politicians took credit for it to earn more votes. In Davao Region, Department of Social Welfare and D e velopment director Priscilla Razon appealed to politicians to get their hands off the 4Ps or in any programs of the agency. “O u r proj e c t s are non-political,” she empha s i z e d. ( A nton i o L . Colina IV/MindaNews)


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