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Malaysian investors KIDAPAWAN CITY – Malaysian consul general Abdullah Zawawi Tahir said many Malaysian businessmen are planning to invest in the oil palm production in the city and in other parts of North Cotabato. Tahir, who arrived here on Friday, said one of the issues he discussed with Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista was on how they could help each other in terms of agricultural development. Evangelista said the city government invited the Malaysian consul general to explore opportunities for investments from Malaysia, especially in agriculture and tourism. “A meeting is scheduled anytime this year with prospective investors,” the mayor said.

DOLE expands DOLE Phils. Inc, a multinational fruit processing company, is eyeing some 400 hectares for its papaya plantation expansion program this year. In a meeting with some 300 papaya growers, George Paez, Dole Phils. director for agriculture, said their company was mulling the expansion of its papaya plantation due to increasing demand in the international and domestic market. He said Dole is increasing its production of canned tropical fruit cocktail products, in which papaya is one among the ingredients. In 2013, Dole engaged in contract growing in some 340 hectares of papaya plantation in several areas in South Cotabato.

PPI marks 50th year with two-day fete THE Philippine Press Institute, also known as the association of Philippine newspapers, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a two-day commemorative event slated to unfold on May 1 at the Traders Hotel in Manila. Former President Fidel V. Ramos will be the keynote speaker for the 18the season of the Civic Journalism Community Press Awards. Dubbed “PPI@50 and Beyond,” this year’s PPI golden anniversary theme calls to mind the national newspaper association’s collective and individual

feats as well as the enormous cha l l e nge s f a c i ng t he Philippine press. The spate of journalist killings that continues to alarm both local and international media groups and human rights advocates, newspaper viability in the increasingly digital era, t h e mu ch - ant i c ip ate d passage of the long-overdue Freedom of Information bi l l, and p o or me d i a compensation and working conditions alongside the need to professionalize the journalists ranks are some of the issues that continue ppi/PAGE 7

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New coal projects seen to stabilize electricity rates


MAJOR player in coal-fed power plants in Mindanao expects electricity rates to approximate those enjoyed now in the region once these facilities become operational. During a seminar on the Philippine electricity market last week, Conal Holdings Corp vice president Joseph C. Nocos said the coal plants in the pipeline will provide Mindanao sufficient reserves once operational. “ The Department of Energy (DOE) is expecting that the reserve situation

will actually improve in May, the outlook is good because it has now assessed that we will have a positive variance between supply and demand in the Mindanao grid,” Nocos said. “And this positive variance will be coming mainly from committed power projects, we have several hydro-electric

projects, there’s a couple of small nuclear power plants that are being built, there are now two coal-fired power plants that are under reconstruction,” Nocos added. Committed projects are the ones that are in motion, both in construction and have undergone cost and finance with their arrangement. Among other sources, biomass is also expected to contribute to the supply of energy. Overall, the Mindanao region is dominated by coal coal/PAGE 7

Surigao provincial dads set probe on ‘overpriced’ gensets By ROEL CATOTO, MindaNews

RE PROSPECTS. Mindanao Development Authority Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro III talks on the prospects of renewable energy in the island at the sideline of the 9th Mindanao Media Summit in Davao City last week. The summit tackled how media can effectively communicate the impact of climate change in Mindanao. mindanews photo by h . marcos c . mordeno

SURIGAO City -- An expert is set to appear before the provincial board on Monday as a resource person on the alleged overpriced modular generator sets that will be purchased by the Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative,

Inc. (Surneco), Board member Myrna Romarate said they invited Eng r. R ob er to L ozad a, w ho e arlier told radio stations here that the P205 million approved by the National Electrification

Administration (NEA) for the purchase of five units of modular generator sets is too much. Engr. Narcisco I. Caliao, Jr., Surneco general manager, has rebutted Lozada’s claim, saying the bidding process is still on going. overpriced/PAGE 7

NGCP, electric coop bring Aboitiz firms bag awards light to Bukidnon school TWO hundred and thirtyfive students from Labuagon Elementary School in Kibawe, Bukidnon will no longer have to study in the dark. Through the assistance of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and First Bukidnon Electric

Cooperative, Inc. (FIBECO), the school finally has electric connection last March 25. NGCP extended financial assistance for the purchase of construction and house w ir ing mater ia ls w hi le FIBECO provided free labor ngcp/PAGE 6

for corporate governance LISTED companies Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) and Aboitiz Power C or p oration (AboitizPower) capped the first quarter on a positive note with several prestigious cor p orate gover nance awards f rom regional publication Corporate Governance Asia. At the 4th Corporate Governance Asia Asian Excellence Awards last April 3 at the Renaissance Harb ou r Vie w Hotel, Hong Kong, Erramon I. aboitiz/PAGE 6

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DOH-PhilNos urges organ donation, transplantation By JASPER MARIE OBLINA-RUCAT Contributor

THE Department of Health – Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (DOH-PhilNOS) in their strategic planning workshop conducted here aimed to come up with the best plan to encourage the public in deceased organ donation and transplantation.

According to Dr. Antonio Paraiso, program manager for DOH-PhilNOS, there are 23,000 dialysis patients in the country and half of them are excellent transplant patients. He said that once a person dies, his or her organs are still functioning. There is a specific period after death that organs can be survived and used again on another person in need. However, he said that “Kaunti lang ang gustong

magpa transplant; 100 plus lang of the total ang gustong magpa transplant. Gusto nila, buhay na donor.” (Only a few want to undergo transplant. Only 100 plus of the total wants to undergo transplant. They want a living donor.) He said there are two types of donors, the living and brain dead donor. The living donor may be a Living Related Donor (LRD) up to 4th degree consanguinity or a Non-Related Living Donor (NRLD) not related by blood

but willing to donate based on certain reasons such as the husband or wife, friend and others which could fall to voluntary and commercial donors. Meanwhile, brain dead donors are those that passed away through head injury, stroke or accident among others. Dr. Paraiso explained though that the donation is not done by the dead but the next of kin after he is dead. However, through their Lifeline advocacy, anyone

who wishes to donate their organs after they pass away may do so now. They must apply, request and fill up a form from PhilNos at philnos. Once they are approved, they will be given a Lifeline donor card. Dr. Parais o s ays all Lifeline donor card owners are automatically included in the master list of potential organ donors and a priority when they are also in need of donors.

601 students avail summer job in MisOr MISAMIS Oriental – Some 601 students in Misamis Oriental have availed of the province’s summer job program this year. Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said on Friday that the students who availed of the summer job program

came from various schools in Misamis Oriental. He said that the students are now engaged in various community based activities in various barangays and municipal towns in the province. Emano said that the summer job program is one

way of helping parents to raise funds for the enrolment in school year 2014-2015. He said that the summer job would also remind the youth on work ethics that would pave the way i n d e vel opi ng p o s it ive personality. “These young people chose to ingrain positive influences in their communities. I hope that their desire to become role models shall be carried out in their adult lives and be part in nation building,” Emano said. Emano said that 391 students came from Misamis Oriental’s first district while 218 of them came from the second district. According to Emano,

the students should not be worried of wages since the provincial government’s treasury department has issued a certification that funds are available for the purpose.. “It is unfortunate that hundreds of students who availed of the summer job during the term of Governor Oscar Moreno were not paid,” Emano said. He said that until now the unpaid students have been coming to “my office to claim their unpaid wages.” The provincial government owes P 14 million unpaid wages to students who availed of the summer job program during Mo re n o’s i n c u m b e n c y, Emano added. (PNA)

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ARMM taps 800 youths for ‘Oplan Linis Bayan’ COTABATO City -- Some 800 students and out-of-school youths in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) would be hired in the Oplan Linis Bayan summer job program of the region’s Department of Public Works and Highways

(DPWH) this year. E n g r. E m i l S a d a i n , DPWH-ARMM secretary, said aside from giving employment to youths this summer, the program is intended to help promote community involvement in keeping roads and other

public infrastructures clean and free from obstruction. Sadain said they have doubled the number of beneficiaries for the entire region this year to 800 from 400 in 2013. He said they will work in batches for 15 days and receive

a salary corresponding to the region’s approved minimum wage of P250 per day. “They will help regular employees of the agency in cleaning streets and major roads,” Sadain said. Oplan Linis Bayan simultaneously kicked off

Wednesday in different parts of the region. The ARMM covers the provinces of Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur and Basilan. DPWH-ARMM has allotted 100 slots for each engineering district in the

region with 60 slots for students and 40 slots for out-of-school youths. The agency targets at least 30 percent of the total beneficiaries as females in keeping with the Gender and Development code of ARMM. (PNA)

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Island Hopping In Surigao Del Sur


ORE discoveries of the wonder of nature this summer have recently focused on the rich tourism potential of the province of Surigao del Sur which is blessed with the waves and breeze of the Pacific Ocean. Once the source of wood products made into lumber, plywood and paper which made up to the top Philippines export products to the US and Japan in the 60’s until a Presidential Decree No. 1081 wrote finish to the granting of logging concisions to big corporations and political families lording over the woodlands and forests of Mindanao. Surigao del Sur can rise to world prominence as an eco-tourism destination given full government attention to curve on destructive mineral exploitations and illegal logging in its mountains and upland. The group of islands and islets that abound in the coastal municipalities of San Agustin, Cagwait and Hinatuan and the cities of Tandag and Bislig are emerging as foreign and local attractions awaiting standardization of its product and amenities in a controlled development with emphasis

Battling Boredom Think a minute…Did you ever really want something, like a promotion or new job, a good education, or a new house? But then after you got it, it got old and didn’t give you the satisfaction you expected. It wasn’t what you thought it would be, so you’re left still wanting something more. You’re bored and restless. And you wonder: “Is this really all there is to look forward to? Is this all I can expect in life?” When you’re bored and unsatisfied there’s nothing in life that’s really worth your full energy and time. No challenge. No real purpose or passion for living. Nothing really excites you or turns you on anymore. “It takes more and more to get less and less.” We l l , g u e s s w h a t ? You’re normal! We human beings were made for such a high level of living and productivity that it’s easy for us to get bored. And no one knows it better than our Maker Himself. That’s why He gives us expectations and challenges that will push us to reach our full potential. Animals can be satisfied just to eat, sleep, run around a little, and call that successful living. But we humans can’t do that. We were made for much more. This is why Jesus Christ says we can only find a full


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life when we give it away—by loving Him and others. We were created to give and make a difference in the world with our own unique abilities and personality. That’s the only way we can ever be truly happy and satisfied. So it’s only logical that your Maker is the One Who can show you how to find and fill your special place in this world. He’s the One Who can give you something to do in life that’s worth your time and abilities. Something that will make a difference in the lives of people around you. Are you fully satisfied with your life? Do you really love how you’re living? Today, why not ask Jesus to take full control of your life every day? He can give you a purpose and passion for living that will enable you to win your battle with boredom. Just Think a Minute…

in the protections of marine life and water resources. A master planned tourism development program must be in place to support the government target of 56 Million domestic tourist and 10 Million foreign arrivals before the end of the year 2016. More than any coastal province in the Philippines, Surigao del Sur has the advantage to attract tourism investments in the backdrop of harnessing the winds, the waves and the islands as a world class product. The Regional Development Council of Caraga must expand its horizon to go beyond Siargao which is now reaping its success as the Surfing capital of Asia. Good road networks, airports and seaports infra structures need more program and budget allocation in Surigao del Sur. Other government agencies like the DILG and the DENR have to revise their monitoring systems in the protection of seashores and monitoring of beach structures that encroached on salvaging areas. I have visited the Britannia Group of Islands in San Agustin on board an outrigger boat that can be

rented for P1500 as day tour rate. The sand dunes and rock formations that serve the Tourism H i - way as bird sanctuary and sea By Ped Quiamjot turtles laying grounds are magnificent. Torques blue water reflects the rays of the sun at noontime. It is a good leisure ground to indulge on swimming and snorkeling activities. Along the seashores of the mainland, a flourishing trade of native cottages and restaurants offering the basic food and drinks can be found. Some of the restaurants composing the Municipal double as a Karaoke singing Tourism Council of political joints and bar in the evening. appointees or relatives of the E n f o r c e m e n t o f l o c a l Mayors whose qualifications government regulations on are determined by affinity. the building of permanent Sometimes the wife of the structures along the beach town executive serves as and garbage disposal have its Chair person? Laws to be in place to preserve crafted by Congress that the sanitation and comply embodies the functions and with environmental laws. purpose of the Tourism Act The flaws and organizational remains misunderstood in management of the building the countryside. structures in San Agustin cast Tousim which has been doubts either the Tourism Act proven as a driving force of 2009 may not have reached in the economy of nations the Municipality of Cagwait inf luence other market yet in its implementing period forces in education and food or a total ignorance of the production in order to be law among the Municipal sustainable. It thribes on officials ? It has been a peace and order and good common mistake in the governance and protection political structures of the local of the environment among government to appoint a body the local executives.


The World’s Biggest Cesspool

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f late, there has been a series of local attempts to break into the Guinness Book of World Records. Efforts and resources have been spent by local government units and corporate sponsors to achieve the longest this, the longest that, and the biggest what not. These attempts have attracted significant media attention. Some have been quite successful and the organizers definitely deserve our kudos for placing the Philippines in the Guinness map. But there is one record that potential organizers have overlooked. And that record is ours for the taking. I am referring to the biggest swimming cesspool in the world – Manila Bay! Every summer, bathers go in droves to the poor man’s beach – Manila Bay. The bathers, seeking relief from the oppressive summer heat, soak themselves all day long totally unmindful of the health hazards posed by swimming in the bay’s extremely polluted waters. While swimming in Manila Bay is expressly prohibited, authorities merely look the other way. “Pagbigyan na natin. Hindi naman kasi sila makakapunta sa Boracay,” an enforcer told this writer. Wit hout any doubt,

Manila Bay’s breath-taking sunset remains one of our tourist come-ons. But if you know what is good for your health, don’t you try swimming in its cesspool. A research conducted by the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute confirmed what has long been an open secret about Manila Bay. “The waters of Manila Bay are the most polluted in the country, serving as a giant waste-dump for the metropolis. Here, domestic sewage, toxic industrial effluents from factories and shipping operations, leachate from garbage dumps and runoff from chemical agriculture converge into a hideous cocktail.” The research further showed that “unprocessed waste ending up in the bay has resulted in high levels of fecal coliform and the presence of heavy metals, pesticides and excess feeds in its waters.” T h e D e p ar t m e nt of Health acknowledges that continuous direct exposure to these pollutants “may cause cancer, immune system disease, endocrine disruption, r e p r o d u c t i v e t o x i c i t y, congenital malformation and developmental disorders, and many other diseases.” How do you measure the quality of Manila Bay’s water?

The authorities have set up monitoring stations along the shorelines around Manila Bay. These stations are located along Noveleta, Tanza, Naic, Bacoor and Rosario in Cavite, Limay and Mariveles in Bataan, Navotas Fishport and Rizal Park in Manila. These monitoring stations measure fecal and total coliform. Coliform is a bacteria found in the human and animal waste. The acceptable coliform count for “swimmable” waters is 1,000 MPN (most probable number per 100 milliliters). However, an official in the know estimates coliform count in the Manila Bay area as “in the millions”. Five years ago, alarmed bay area residents filed a petition with the Supreme Court to compel the authorities to stop the further degradation of Manila Bay. The Supreme Court responded by issuing a continuing mandamus to restore Manila Bay back to health. The Supreme Court wanted Manila Bay to be once again “swimmable” and fit for other aquatic activities. The Supreme Court also set a deadline, long since past, for the authorities to get their acts together. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what needs to be done to stop the


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further degradation of Manila Bay. There is an alphabet soup of studies and operational plans which are already in place. (Eg. OPMBCS under the ESWMA) These plans invariably revolve around three buzz words: education, engineering and enforcement. Other plans identify three issues that need to be addressed, namely: solid waste management, liquid waste management and informal settlers. All these are well and good. So what else is lacking? You have guessed it correctly: political will or balls. Unless somebody with balls steps up, all these plans of the authorities will just be PPP - Puro Power Presentation. For feedback, you may email me at totingbunye2000@ official web portal

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Isuzu PH posts 12% sales growth in first quarter ALL-truck assembler Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) sold a total of 3,068 units in the first quarter this year, reflecting a 1.2 percent growth against 2,734 units sold in the same period last year driven by the strength of its pick-up and light-duty truck models. “There are numerous factors that continue to push Isuzu Philippines Corporation’s performance, which include a strengthening national economy and a steady influx of remittances from abroad, among others,” said IPC President Nobuo Izumina. isuzu/PAGE 6


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Apple Tree Resort & Hotel 735411 / 754525 Fax: 754497

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expenditures amounting to P21 billion this year and for general corporate purposes. Vi s t a L a n d a n d i t s subsidiaries Brittany Corp, Crown Asia Prop er t ies Inc, Camella Homes Inc, Communities Philippines Inc and Vista Residences Inc are guaranteeing the notes. Yesterday, Vista Land announced $103.77 million worth of its guaranteed notes due next year have been submitted as valid tenders prior to the end of the offer period. The real estate developer earlier offered to redeem the debt amounting to $150 million with an interest rate of 8.25 percent.

Last week, the listed firm was cleared to undertake its maiden bond issuance amounting to up to P5 billion to partly bankroll the commercial development projects of its subsidiaries. Vista Land is coming off a record 2013, with earnings, real estate revenues and reservation sales hitting

all-time high levels. Net income profit rose 15 percent to P5.06 billion last year from P4.39 billion in 2012, fuelled by a 23 percent growth in real estate revenues to P20 billion. Likewise, reservation sales jumped 15 percent year-onyear to P46.1 billion from P40.1 billion.

Cebu Pacific eyes New Zealand flights CEBU Air Inc. is asking t h e C i v i l Ae r o n au t i c s Board (CAB) to designate Cebu Pacific as an official Philippine carrier to New Zealand. The budget airline wants entitlements to operate seven weekly flights under the

confidential memorandum of understanding signed by Manila and Wellington. The Philippines and New Zealand concluded a new air agreement last month, increasing the number of seats and expanding the freed cebupac/PAGE 6

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Chananthon Bed & Breakfast 8568189 / 3093095

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MISAMIS ORIENTAL – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ led the Ceremonial Torch Lighting to formally open the “A Happy MisOr Peace Jamboree” last April 1, 2014. The opening program was attended by prominent Scouting mentors such as BSP Senior Vice President and Acting Secretary-General Wendel E. Avisado and Regional Director Jose Rizal C. Pangilinan of the World Organization of the Scouts Movement-Asia Pacific Region. In his message, Vice Governor Pelaez thanked the various local councils of the Boy Scouts for the support given by them in the Jamboree.


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Vista Land unit to raise $225-M debt THE offshore unit of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc is raising $225 million from the sale of new debt papers following the Villar-led property firm’s redemption of its maturing dollardenominated obligation. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, t h e c o u n t r y ’s l a r g e s t homebuilder said it executed a subscription agreement with joint book runners and joint lead managers DBS B ank Ltd and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp for the sale of senior guaranteed notes due 2019. The IOUs carry an interest rate of 7.45 percent. Proceeds will refinance existing debt, finance capital

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LAMBO MISAMIS ORIENTAL. Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano together with Laguindingan Mayor Oliver Ubaub, Rep. Juliette Uy, Rep. XJ Romualdo, CAAP Manager Jose Bodiongan, Laguindingan Airport Project Manager Engr. Edgardo Mangalili and other officials sits to discuss status development of the Laguindingan Airport.



and donated drop wires, electric meter and meter box for the school’s use. The school will be taking care of the electricity bills and wiring materials maintenance. School principal Roger Zafra thanked the benefactors for responding to their request and for graciously donating their time and materials to the educational institution. “They can be assured that Labuagon Elementar y School will make prudent use of electricity and provide continuous support to NGCP and FIBECO’s endeavors, particularly regarding the protection of power lines.” NGCP President and CEO Henry Sy, Jr. expressed the company’s support to local schools “Electric connection, a basic need of Labuagon E l e m e nt a r y S c h o o l , i s something NGCP and our partner DU, FIBECO, can easily provide. This simple project will bring so much ease on the working conditions of the students and faculty.” NGCP officials joined Mr. Romeo Pacanan and Mr. Armando Cantoy of FIBECO, Dr. Carmelita Tina-an of the Department of Education, Mr. Lucas Auxtero and Mr. Ricardo Visto of the local government unit, and. Rodelo Pontillas of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association in witnessing the turn-over ceremony. A transmission line safety and security talk was also conducted by NGCP during the event. NGCP is a privatelyowned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits highvoltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. As a corporation with a public service orientation, NGCP p ar t n e r s w it h re l e v ant institutions to support the communities hosting its transmission facilities, which it considers as true partners in nation-building.

AEV President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), was named Best CEO (Investor Relations), while Iker M. Aboitiz, AboitizPower Chief Financial Officer (CFO), was named Best CFO (Investor Relations). AEV also took home the awards for Best Corporate Social Responsibility and B est Investor Relations Company, while AboitizPower won the Best Environmental Responsibility award. “These prestigious awards reflect the Aboitiz Group’s culture of promoting accountability and transparency in all levels. These awards would have not been possible without the tireless support of all our team members, whose passion for better ways never fail to inspire all of us to lead, excel, and serve,” Mr. Erramon I. Aboitiz said. The Asian Excellence Awards recognize regional achievements and excellence in management acumen, f i n an c i a l p e r for m an c e , corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and investor relations. Both AEV and AboitizPower have been previous winners of said awards.

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“But there are also some basic factors that come into play, not least of which is the trust Filipinos steadfastly place on Isuzu vehicles. And among these lineup of durable, reliable and fuel-efficient models, the latest D-MAX is proving to be the most popular of them all.” Izumina said the sales performance in the first three months of 2014 is indicative of a sustainable growth trend for the rest of the year. In the light commercial vehicle segment, the Isuzu D-MAX remains on top of the charts from January to March this year with sales of 943 units, registering a staggering 77.3 percent spike from the 532 units delivered

during the same period in 2013. The D-MAX’s strength offset the Isuzu Crosswind’s 10.3 percent dip (1,362 units sold this year versus 1,518 units last year) and the 27.4 percent decline of Isuzu Alterra’s total during the same months (119 units this year versus 164 units last year). The results put IPC’s light commercial vehicle tally at 2,424 units from January to March this year, or 9.5 percent more than the 2,214 units recorded during the same months a year ago. In IPC’s truck lineup, the light-duty N-Series – the Philippines’ best-selling for 15 consecutive years – models has maintained its stature by powering the segment. From January to March, the NHR and NKR logged 500 deliveries, an impressive 38.1 percent jump from the 362 units sold during the first three months of 2013. Isuzu’s medium-duty Category IV trucks and buses, and the heav y-duty C ategor y V models, all experienced drops in sales, but the N-Series’s robust results still drove the segment to a 23.8 percent growth with 644 units sold

this year against the 520 units moved in January to March 2013. In terms of monthly performance, IPC displayed similarly upbeat results as it sold 1,119 units in March, an 8.3 percent hike from the 1,033 units the company delivered in the previous month. The Crosswind pulled in a 3.8 percent increase with 468 units sold in March compared to the 451 units in February, although the rise was dampened by the Alterra’s -4.7 percent result, or 41 units in March against 43 units the month before.


from page 5 traffic rights. Manila and Wellington also expanded the frequency entitlements to 21 flights a week from three. Under the new air pact, the Philippines and New Zealand agreed to strengthen the fifth freedom exchange by allowing Philippine carriers to operate fifth freedom flights to Australia while New Zealand carriers get to operate fifth freedom flights to China.

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hound members of the press, particularly those working in communities. “As PPI head for the past 12 months or so, I’ve had the privilege of touching base with some media colleagues all over the country,” says PPI chairman-president Atty. Jesus Dureza. Yet, the concurrent Mindanao Times publisher has also seen “that the challenges affecting the media have remained the same.” It is against this backdrop that the PPI marks “its halfcentury milestone, mindful that the Philippine press must continue to perform its role in upholding press freedom and providing the public with verified, accurate and truthful information that is so vital to democracy,” says the newspaper association in a statement. Toward this end, the PPI has forged strategic partnerships (and strengthened existing ones) with select development and corporate institutions to implement vital media projects in the coming months. The PPI’s upcoming initiatives resulting from these partnerships will be formally launched during its 50th anniversary celebration. It is also set to begin this year the promotion of the organization of regional press councils as public redress mechanisms. 2013 Civic Journalism Awards While the PPI is well aware of the issues confronting the media, particularly at the community level, it continues to recognize the outstanding contributions of the community press to the reconstruction of public life where ordinary folk have a strong voice in local affairs. The Civic Journalism Community Press Awards, l au n ch e d i n 1 9 9 6 an d c on fe r re d an nu a l ly on outstanding community newspapers, will be one of the highlights of the upcoming PPI anniversary celebration. The PPI’s inst itut iona l partnership, initially with Konrad Adenauer Foundation and currently with Coca-Cola Philippines, has made this undertaking possible. This year’s awards program will see daily and weekly newspaper finalists from Lu z o n , Vi s ay a s , a n d Mindanao vying for the coveted top prize in each of the following categories: • Best Reporting on Disasters (Special Coke Bayanihan Award) • Best in Culture, Arts and History Reporting • B e s t i n Photojournalism • Best in Environmental Reporting • Best in Business and Economic Reporting • Best Editorial Page • Best Edited Paper The finalists are: (Daily) Sun.Star Baguio, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, The Visayan Daily Star,

Edge Davao, Sun.Star Davao, Mindanao Gold Star Daily, (Weekly) Baguio Chronicle, Baguio Midland Courier, M a b u h a y, T h e B o h o l Chronicle, Metro Post, The Mindanao Cross and BusinessWeek Mindanao. The criteria for judging include how the competing newspapers served as catalyst for community action during the year under review (2013) and coverage of issues that are relevant to community life and aspirations. Finalists will receive Plaques of Merit. Winners will receive cash prizes and special trophies The two-day event will also mark this year’s annual PPI members’ assembly, which will bring together representatives from least 50 newspaper members from across the country. The annual membership meeting and launch of new partnership programs with Holcim Philippines, Plan International, CocaCola FEMSA, Nickel Asia Corporation and Eon will take place on May 2, the culmination of the twoday PPI golden anniversary gathering. The 50th Anniversary i s b e i ng supp or te d by Coca-Cola Philippines as principal partner, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard Today, The Philippine Star, Journal Group, and BusinessWorld. It is sponsored in part by Nickel Asia Corporation, PLDT, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Metrobank Foundation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, SM Investments, PhilHealth, UNILAB, SM Retail, Land Bank of the Philippines, and Traders Hotel Manila.

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power plants, and is trailed by hydro power plants. “It is actually going to be an improvement not just on the reliability of supply but also contribute to the lowering of power costs... because right now, what is happening is hydros are baseload and what is following is the diesel plants,” he said. B a s el o a d pl ant s are those generating facilities that run 24/7 for constant electricity supply. Once demand breaches the capacity of baseload plants, the grid resorts to other sources. Mindanao sources 53 percent of its baseload requirements from stateowned hydropower plants, whose output depend on the weather. Because of limited power generation in the region, diesel-fed facilities are called on for additional supply. Nocos said that once the coal plants are up, these facilities would be used as baseload while hydropower p l a nt s w o u l d b e u s e d whenever there is need for additional supply. “Diesel plants will hardly be used then,” he said. State-owned National


Power Corp charges a rate of about P3 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) from its hydropower facilities while diesel plants charge about P10 per kWh. 
Rates of coal plants would range from P4.5 to P5 per kWh, Nocos said. Aboitiz Power Corp is putting up a 300-megawatt coal plant in Davao that is scheduled for completion by 2015. 
Conal Holdings, a subsidiary of the Alcantara Group, is also constructing a 120-megawatt coal plant in Sarangani which should also be completed by the same year. Nocos said the Aboitiz plant is already 75 percent complete while Conal’s is about 33 percent up. According to the National Grid Corporations of the Philippines (NGCP), Friday’s reserve for the Mindanao region is on a -8 Megawatts (MW). The worst reserve forecast from the NGCP for Mindanao was on April 2, reaching a very crucial -160 MW. H o w e v e r, w i t h t h e power plant developments, a stable reserve is expected in Mindanao, completely thwarting the one-hour blackouts, but would still have to be awaited in May. (PNA)

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Only two of the five bidders qualified in the bidding process, Surneco said. MindaNews learned that Surneco conducted a bidding on five units of diesel-fired modular generator sets on March 18, 2014. Each generator set has a capacity of two megawatts (MW) with an approved total budget of P205 million from NEA, funded by the P4 billion Malampaya Funds. Lozada said a two-MW generator set can be bought

at P21.1 million (Cummins Power brand), including the taxes and installation, while the Monark Caterpillar brand costs P23.8 million. Surneco said that once the generator sets would start working, consumers will pay an additional P1.30 per kilowatt hour (kWh). The current rate is P5.05 per kWh. Lozada is a mechanical engineering fellow and a member of the Institute of Engineers in Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He was trained in Japan on lithium bromide absorption chiller, coal fired boilers, steam turbines, centrifugal pumps, diesel power plants, process instrumentation, electrical controls and energy conservation. Romarate said they also invited Surneco to attend the meeting. “The proposed amount of [at least] P200 million for the purchase of generator sets is now tainted with a cloud of doubt after Engr. Roberto Lozada said that this huge amount is 100% overpriced. The estimated price of the generator sets is worth P100 million pesos only. That pronouncement of Lozada drew a strong reaction from the people of Surigao del Norte and Surigao City who are member consumers of the Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative,” Romarate said. “I believe Engr. Lozada has the right to tell the people of Surigao because he is not only an expert on this matter but also a Surigaonon whose heart and sentiments are for the Surigaonon,” Romarate said. Surneco membersconsumers continue to experience a five-hour daily rotational brownouts. The electric utility has a power supply deficit of about 10 MW, with the demand standing at 28 MW.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH Judicial Region Branch 16,Tangub City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT AND EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF-2014-001 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118 filed by Rural Bank of Tangub City INC., against Sps. Ocat and Ramonita R. Ocat to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 12,2014 amounts to Two Hundred Twenty Thousand One Hundred Seventy Two Pesos Only (Php 220,172.00) excluding interest, attorneys fees, and other lawful fees for the service of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on May 16,2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Br. 16,Tangub City, to the highest bidder in cash, Philippine Currency the herein mortgage properties to wit: TD. NO. 96778 persently covered by TD.No. 98956 TCT No. T-1206 A parcel of Land (Lot 16668-D-1-C-1, Psd-10-0333897 being a portion of Lot 16668-D-1-C, Psd-10-033682) situated in the barrio of Cabangcalan (Now Isidro D. Tan) City of Tangub, Province of Misamis Occidental,Island of Mindanao.Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot. 382 Cad. 271, on the NE., along line 2-3 by road lot on the SE., along Line 3-4 by road Lot., 16668-D-1-C-11 and on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot. 16668-D-1-C-4, all the subdivision plan Psd-10-033897). Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED SIX (506) Square Meters more of less. Assessed at P 23,280.00 as per Tax Declaration No. 96778.Covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-1206. Registered in the name of the mortgagors in accordance with the provision of the Land Registration Act and duly registered in the Land Registry of the City of Tangub. TD No. 52533 presently covered by TD No., 98958 A parcel of residential land and all improvements thereon; situated in the barrio of Brgy. V. Tangub City, bounded on the North by Lot 010,012,013; on the South by Lot No. 17; on the East by Lot. 013 and on the West by Lot No. 016. Containing an area of One Hundred Twenty Five and Twenty Four (125.24) square meters more or less. Assessed at 4,010 as per Tax Declaration No. 52533. That the mortgagors are in continuous, uninterrupted and in actual possession of the said property, boundaries of which are marked with cemented posts which are planted in the corners thereof. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time, date and place auction sale. In the event that the public auction should not take place on said date or there is only one bidder, it shall be held on May 21, 2014 at the same time & place without further notice. Bidders are enjoined to investigate for themselves any encumbrance on the herein properties if any there be. March 17, 2014, at Tangub City, Philippines.


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CLAUDY VHAN CANDIA DADIVAS, Petitioner, -versusTHE MUNICIPAL REGISTRAR OF BONIFACIO, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, Respondent, x---------------------------------------------/ NOTICE OF HEARING


WHEREAS, after alleging certain facts in a verified petition filed on February 26, 2014, petitioner prayer that after notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued directing the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, to make the necessary correction and/or changes in her record of birth, wit: That the entries on the date and place of marriage of parents at Entry No. 18. Of the petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth which says” October 20,1994-Digos Davao Del Norte” to “ 27 May 1996-Pisa-an, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental”. WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be due form and substance, the hearing of the same is hereby set on May 23,2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this Court at which date, time , and place, any person may appear and show cause why said petition should not be granted. The Sheriff of this Court is hereby ordered to post copies of this Notice in four (4) conspicuous public places, preferably in the Bulletin Board of this Court, the City Hall of Tangub City, the Barangay Hall of Pisaan,Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental and the Barangay Hall of EMB Homes,Labangal,General Santos City. Moreover, let a copy of this petition and notice be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Misamis Occidental, all at the expense of the petitioner, for the information and guidance of all concerned. Also, let a copy of this petition and notice be furnished the petitioner, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose corrections is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file its opposition thereto. WITNESS, the Honorable SYLVIA A. SINGIDAS-MACHACON. Presiding Judge, this 10th day of March,2014.


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ILIGAN City – Everybody

loves to indulge on cold waters especially during summer as their way to beat the summer heat. And what else will be better than dipping in it and feel refreshed?

In Iligan City, normally, when you ask the locals the best places to chill, common answers will be Tinago Falls, and Timoga. However, there’s another place that is now getting a lot of attention from tourists and locals who wants to take a dip in a cold spring water during this scorching season. GEM/B2

A child dips into the waters of Lawis Natural Springs on a hot summer day.

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A Week for Others Malaysian Hotels Offer Supervisory Course

by Frances Vyne A. La Victoria, Liceo U MassComm Intern

One week to change your life. To change other people’s lives. Summer Service is an activity for students who wants make a real difference in their summer days. The University launches the first Summer of Service 2014 organized by KKP Social Involvement Office headed by Psychology and Computer Studies, officers and volunteers of the different co-curricular and religious organizations and student body organizations. The Xavier University gives not just a typical youth conference. It provides powerful worship through serving the people of Cagayan de Oro to show God’s love in practical ways. Xavier University partners with different local institutions where the participants will be spending three weeks of community works in the areas of values formation, capacity buildings, trainings and other tutorials for children. It aims to give students an opportunity to grow closer to God while giving a heart to serve and render services. Xavier University’s summer services started with a basic

orientation and skills training seminar. Participants were trained on facilitation, organizing and promotion to prepare them for their working are. The summer services will be until May 16. The University students chooses to spend their summer in a remarkable way by rendering services to the young ones. The output presentation will be on May 10 where the participants will showcase the highlights of their engagements in the community or institution they have been assigned to. And, followed by a Synthesis Seminar on May 17 for a day of deepening and reflection of the experiences and learning from the summer program. Over the course of the week, students will be on outreach programs and activities everyday extending kindness and generosity to the young ones of Cagayan de Oro City. It is hoped that through this effort of deepening social responsibility, they will be able to take part in their University’s mission of forming “men and women for others.”

The Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre (MAHTEC) is inviting hospitality management, hotel and restaurant management and tourism graduates to enroll in a six month supervisory program in Malaysia beginning in June of 2014. Participants will undergo an intensive 30day program before participating in a full time supervisory internship allowing them to be Certified Hospitality Supervisory Programme (CHSP) awardees. The program is ideal for holders of relevant degrees in the hospitality and tourism sectors, below the age of 26, and wishing to obtain supervisory skills training.

The certificate offered will be advantageous, as both Malaysia and the Philippines, head towards the ASEAN integration in 2015. MAHTEC is owned and managed by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH). As the training arm of the Association, it is committed towards human resources development and strongly believes that investment in human resources is the key factor for growth, sustainability, productivity and profitability in the hospitality industry. MAHTEC has opened its training facilities and programs to students and young professionals from other countries. In the Philippines, it has tied up through, it's training partner AXSEL Management International Sdn Bhd and local company, Selrahco Management & Consultancy Services to offer service training opportunities. Hospitality institutions and local universities are welcomed to offer the supervisory course with its internship program, allowing its students to gain international experience. Hotels and resorts may also wish to send qualified staff for supervisory training in a proper and reputable academy. For inquiries, please email enrollmahtec@ or contact 0922 859 6363.

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Kids beating the heat by enjoying the cold spring waters at Lawis

Around 25 minutes from the City proper, Lawis Natural Springs is another hidden gem of the City. Located in Barangay Buru-un, Lawis will definitely satisfy your need to relax and unwind in a nature scenery. Surrounded by tall coconut trees, a calming breeze from the springs will welcome you after a few minute stroll from the main highway. The nature scenery is at its most charming and dipping in an icycool, crystal clear freshwater is the best part. There are cottages that can be used, surrounding the nature springs, which ranges from P75 to a hundred bucks. Few mini-stores are present, and also Karaoke’s for those who would love to sing their hearts out while relaxing. The narrow and rock-strewn path from the highway to the springs could’ve been better to provide easy access for the tourists, however, it can be considered as part of the challenge for those adventure-seeking nature lovers. Lawis has a potential to be another wellknown tourist spot in the region, and the best way to preserve this God-given gift, is to be well-disciplined in maintaining the cleanliness of our nature.

The captivating scenery of Lawis.

Kids and Families enjoying the cold springs of Lawis

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Primavera Residences unveil finalists for Earth Day Photography Contest

Primavera Residences, the first eco-friendly condo property in Cagayan de Oro, recently picked the 10 finalists vying for the top prize in its Earth Day Photography Contest. The contest was in celebration of Earth Day and called for amateur photographers in Cagayan de Oro to send entries that capture the theme of green living and sustainability. The first round of judging ended in April 25 and entries that made it to the 10 finalists are as follows: • Entry #5: "Salvaged Wood Revolution" Photo by: Arch. Marianne Basa The photo features a local artisan crafting a wooden bowl taken from salvaged fallen trees. The artisan is part of a local community that transforms fallen trees into handicrafts and furniture pieces, as explained by this finalist. • Entry #6: "Solar Energy is Bright!" Photo by: Harry Sio The photo beautifully captures rows upon rows of solar panels laid out in an open green field.

• Entry #8: "Combating energy crisis by utilizing green alternative source of energy" Photo by: Angelie S. Azcuna According to this finalist, a wind farm is sustainable, clean and costefficient as reflected in her entry showing the Bangui Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte. • Entry #30: "Ground Green" Photo by: Kim Zaldivar A beautiful bird's eye view shot of the inner courtyard at Primavera Residences. • Entry #37: "Living life without its complications" Photo by: Krizzia Demetilla For this finalist, living life without its complications is "embracing the warmth of the sun, inhaling the freshest air, and delighting in life’s little surprises." Her entry features a profile shot of the cantilever at Primavera Residences, a significant green feature of the property that provides shade against the intense heat of the sun. • Entry #42: "Geometry in Nature" Photo by: Dr. Carlo Romero, M.D. The photo shows starfishes lined up on a grassy shore against a backdrop of a setting sun. • Entry #43: "A New Beginning" Photo by: Dr. Carlo Romero, M.D. A beautiful representation of a new life, featuring a young plant growing on a marshland amidst grown trees.

• Entry #45 Photo by: Michelle Fernando According to this finalist, a tiny organism such as an ant plays a major role in the ecosystem. "They are one of the most efficient decomposers on the planet," she said. The photo shows a black ant perched on a branch of weed.

• Entry #46: "Fishing for a living" Photo by: Victor Francis R. Orencia A black and white photo entry that shows two fishermen preparing for a day of fishing. • Entry #48: "Uyapa, Fishermen's Home" Photo by: Victor Francis R. Orencia This entry features colorful slippers lined up on a rocky shore that connects to a narrow bridge made of bamboo. The Primavera Residences Earth Day Photography Contest exhibit and the The team of judges that carefully selected the finalists include Arch. Romolo V. Nati, CEO and executive chairman of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp. (ITPI), the developer of Primavera Residences; Mr. Ranke Lim, a wellrespected hobbyist photographer in Cagayan de Oro who is also an architect; Mr. Shaun Alejandrae Uy, a local professional photographer, filmmaker and media person; Mr. Froilan Gallardo, a veteran photojournalist in Cagayan de Oro, Mr. Michael Ray Ungab, a professional Cagayan de Oro blogger and founder of top-ranking blog, TsadaGyud. com; Mr. Timothy Glenn Palacio, a professional photographer and Fuji brand ambassador; Mr. Butch Enerio, another veteran local journalist; and Ms. Judee Dizon-Chaves, a promising photographer who currently works as Public Affairs senior officer at Smart Communications. Photography enthusiasts and contest participants can view the 10 shortlisted entries in a photo exhibit at Primavera Residences booth in SM City CdO until May 3. The final round of judging started in April 25 and will end on May 3 as well. The three winning entries will be announced at a gala dinner starting at 6PM in the function hall of Primavera Residences.

top 10 finalists were unveiled during the relaunching of their booth at SM City Cagayan de Oro, April 25.

Photo by Frances Vyne La Victoria, Liceo U MassComm Intern

Primavera Residences General Manager Cheryll Barriga formally relaunches their booth at SM City Cagayan de Oro, April 25, with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. It was attended by staff members, guests, and sales teams. Photo by Frances Vyne La Victoria, Liceo U MassComm Intern

Primavera Residences is a new mixed-use green property in Cagayan de Oro offering residential, commercial and office spaces. It recently won in the Asia Pacific regional competition of the prestigious International Property Awards for best mixed-use development in the Philippines. The official announcement of the award will be on May 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information about Primavera Residences, visit: or call (088) 310-8173, 0917-7921078

Primavera Residences booth at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Photo by Frances Vyne La Victoria, Liceo U MassComm Intern

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Monday|April 28, 2014


Manobo Culture: A Beauty Within by Roque L. Salvo Jr., Liceo U MassComm Intern


he Philippines is not only a country of beautiful tourist spots and adventures. It is also a place of different tribal groups who have magnificent cultures. One of these tribal groups are the Manobo simply means “people” or “person”; alternate names include Manuvu and Minuvu. The term may have originated from “Mansuba,” a combination of man (people) and suba (river). Manob os are concentrated in Agusan, Bu k i d non , C ot ab ato, Davao, Misamis Oriental, and Surigao Del Sur. On April 26, 2014, Saturday at 7:00pm the Ateneo de Cagayan

University Little Theater will be features the LITTLE MANOBO FOOTPRINTS 2. This will be an evening full of cultural and artistic performances with the Manobo Children from Kisayab Bukidnon. The Manobo people are just one of the 18 Lumad groups found in Mindanao. However, they have a number of subgroups with slight language differences and practices. One of their practices is the slash-andburn agriculture.

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This event highlights the Manobo’s Culture and Lifestyle. This event also serves as a reflection to people that Philippines is a very rich country of cultures. And we should not judge these tribal groups of what they believe in or how

they live their lives. We must give honor and value their cultures and traditions because they’re part of country’s beautiful history and they’re one of the reasons why our countr y Philippines considered as a wonderful country to live.

The City Museum:

Travel back in time, a look-see to our past by HARLEY DAACA, Liceo U MassComm Intern


agayan de Oro is a progressive city here in Mindadnao. Big malls, Luxury Hotels, Expensive Restaurants and any other modernized places are most visited by the Kagayanons. As a lumad here in this city, I think it would be great if you have an idea about what is or what was Cagayan de Oro City.

The Cagayan de Oro City Museum.Photo by Roque L. Salvo Jr.

One place you can go to picture out the history of the city is the Cagayan de Oro City Museum. It is located in the oldest section of the City, near the newly renovate d Gaston Park near The Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral. The City Museum was formerly the water tank or tower way back then. It was constructed in 1921. It served as the resevoir of the old Municaplity of Cagayan (now Cagayan de Oro City) with water coming from Malasag Hills. It is the city's oldest concrete structure and sur vived bombings during World War II and several heavy earthquakes. C a g a y a n d e O r o’s h i stor i c a l and c u ltu r a l Commission realized that the city should have a city museum that will showcase the Kagay-anon culture and history. They started conceptualizing on having a city museum on 2006. Fo r m e r C i t y May o r Constantino Jaraula had the water tower renovated and in December 1, 2008, it was finally inaugurated as the City Mus eum of Cagayan de Oro City. Vi s it i n g t h e C it y Museum would give you an idea what was the city and what were the lifestyles of the Kagay-anons before. You can see the historical places, how were the bridges built and how the road was

constructed. The First floor of the City Museum shows the Filipino-American history. The gallery was supported with the initiative of Mrs. Lourdes Maestrado y Chavez - Dela Viña, the daughter of the late Don Ramon Chavez - founder and owner of Cepalco. The Second floor shows t he old C deO wit h t he pictures in the gallery. And on the third floor are old artifacts that were use by the native Kagay-anons. Archeologist Paulita R. Roa, the curator of City Mus e u m s ai d t hat T he Museum is rarely visited by the Kagay-anons. The City Museum doesn't have an entrance fee but accepts donations. Roa also mentioned that, as for now they haven’t discovered new artifacts because current local administration temporarily shut down the museum for 2 months. The CdeO Historical and Cultural Commission only receive minimal support from the government. That’s one reason why this museum lacks improvements. Kag ay - anons shou l d v is it t he C it y Mus e u m more often because it is a historical and educational and it reflects and promotes tourism. Kagay-anons should be proud of what their city has.

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Pastoral Letter

To: The clergy, religious, lay leaders and the People of God in the archdiocese

Arising to Fullness of Life Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, D.D. Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Christ has risen! The message of Easter is not only about Christ’s victory over death. It is also a promise – and a task – for all of us to work towards fullness of life. The Easter vigil symbolisms of Light, Word, Water, and Communion touch the various facets of this fullness of life – embracingthe light of our faith; listening to the narratives of the history of our salvation; cleansing ourselves with the waters of baptism; and entering into communion with the Resurrected Christ and with one another. Two recent developments in Philippine society challenge us to continue striving towards this fullness of life. The first was the recent ruling of the Supreme Court on April 8, 2014, on the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.” In unambiguous terms, the Court concluded that “the life of a new human being commences at a scientifically well-defined moment of conception, that is, upon fertilization.” (Decision, p.48) It also reiterated its stand against abortifacients. This is defined by the RH Law itself as “any drug or device that induces abortion, that is, which kills or destroys the fertilized ovum or prevents the fertilized ovum to reach and be implanted in the mother’s womb….” (Decision, p.51) While declaring the RH Law as “not unconstitutional,” the Supreme Court struck down eight provisions as unconstitutional on the ground that “the State should not use coercive measures (like the penal provision of the RH Law against conscientious objectors)….” (Decision, p.102) It is in this light that our ongoing ministry on Responsible Parenthood and All-Natural Family Planning should be affirmed and strengthened. Our All-NFP program follows four pastoral guidelines that are consonant with much of the Supreme Court’s decision and provides a positive alternative to the RH Law’s focus on contraceptives: (1) We are Pro-Life. We are at the service of life from the moment of conception (i.e., fertilization). We are against abortion as well as abortifacients. These are also proscribed by our Constitution. (2) We are for Responsible Parenthood as our goal. We help parents to be aware of their rights and their duties in the procreation and education of their children until they reach the age of independence. (3) We are for Natural Family Planning as the means, in consonance with the moral teaching of the Church. Our promotion of NFP includes all modern, scientifically-tested NFP methods as a pastoral imperative. (4) We are for enabling couples to make an Informed and Morally Responsible Choice. This requires values formation and adequate information on all NFP methods to help couples form a right conscience and make an informed choice. With regard to planning their family, “it is the married couples themselves who must in the last analysis arrive at these judgments before God.” (Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, 50) The second recent development, with particular reference to Mindanao, was the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27, 2014, in Malacanang. In a “Conversations on Peacebuilding in Mindanao” held in Davao City on April 9-10, Catholic bishops and educators viewed the signing with optimism, but also with a renewed commitment to be involved in this quest for peace as our shared responsibility. At no other time perhaps has Christ’s resurrection greeting of “Peace be with you” sounded with more immediacy than at this moment. The drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), its passage through Congress, and eventual referendum are still works-in-progress. But for us the call for peace-building starts now – within ourselves and in our small communities. We can engage in inter- and intra-religious dialogue, peace education in our schools, peace communication through an accurate understanding of the CAB, and participation in the various stages of the drafting and finalization of the BBL. In the spirit of Easter, we can keep in mind Pope Francis’ words: “the message of peace is not about a negotiated settlement but rather the conviction that unity brought about by the spirit can harmonize every diversity.” (EvangeliiGaudium, 230) Acknowledging the tri-people composition of Mindanao, with its diversity of cultures and religious traditions, we are asked to build bridges of dialogue and friendship, with open minds and hearts, and resonate with Pope Francis’ vision: “Diversity is a beautiful thing when it can constantly enter into a process of reconciliation and seal a sort of cultural covenant in a reconciled diversity.” (EG, 230) Building peace and helping form the human family are thus the two challenges for us in promoting the fullness of life. Filled with joy and hope, may the Easter promise bring us closer to the prayer of St. Irenaeus: “Gloria Dei homo vivens” (The glory of God is man fully alive).

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