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SURIGAO City -- The Bureau of Products Standards (BPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on its advisory has recently delisted five products that requires Import Commodity Clearance (ICC). The delisting is pursuant to the Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 15-01, series of 2015 that took effect on July 10, 2015. According to DTI-Surigao del Norte provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan, under the said administrative order ICC is no longer required for all applications and/or shipments currently pending before the BPS/DTI and the Bureau of Customs for the following products: Ceramic Tiles, Plywood, Flat Glass, Common Nails and GI Sheets.


AVAO Oriental and Surigao del Sur, which used to be at odds over the drawing of their common boundary, are now jointly developing a program that will boost tourism in both provinces.


Coop governance SURIGAO del Sur -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently trained some 57 farmers from the ten assisted cooperatives in the province of Surigao del Sur to capacitate them with basic knowledge, skills and the right attitude in managing the financial affairs of the organizations. They were trained on Cooperative Governance and Financial Management held on August 4 - 7, 2015 at Kansilad Resort in Lianga town, this province. P rov incial Ag ra rian Reform Program Officer Benjamin M. Mataksil, in his message, challenged the members and officers to apply what they have learned in the training course and become competent in managing their respective business operations.

BEAR HUG. Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) Trustee Romy Ronquillo engulfs Anita “Nanay Anit” Castillon in a bear hug after the diminutive 62-year-old retired teacher bested Fr. Carmelo Diola of Dilaab Foundation in Cebu and Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun of the 1st district of Agudan del Norte for the search for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual of the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards during awarding ceremonies at the Cebu Grand Convention Center in Cebu City on Friday. photo by bong d . fabe

Retired teacher, ex-rebels org win th RAFI Triennial Awards By BONG D. FABE, Contributing Editor

CEBU City -- A diminutive 62-year-old retired teacher b e s t e d a pr i e s t an d a c ong re ss m an w h i l e an organization formed by

former Moro rebels-turnedpeacebuilders were declared winners in the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards in this regional center of Central

T h e t w o p rov i n c i a l governments are now drafting policies within their respective local councils t o i ns t itut i on a l i z e t h e development of the Davao Oriental-Surigao del Sur Highway Tourism Belt. Davao Oriental Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon said the strategy will help both provinces, which settled the boundary row in March this year, in terms of promoting their respective attractions as well as building a connectivity. “We will b e able to promote the two provinces as a single destination as well as capitalize on the uniqueness of our respective tourist

spots,” said Ms. Malanyaon. On the part of Surigao del Sur, Vice-Governor Manuel O. Alameda, Sr., said the province will be coming up with stand-alone and common marketing schemes, including participation in exhibits and promotional materials. “We need to be proactive in our campaigns,” said Mr. Alameda. The two governments have also agreed to lobby for funding and infrastructure support from key national agencies such as the Departments of Tourism, the Tourism Infrastructure and tourism/PAGE 15

Visayas over the weekend. Both winners were from Mindanao, specifically from SOCCSKSARGEN Region and the Autonomous Region i n Mu s l i m M i n d a n a o rafi/PAGE 15

Which vegetable is the best-seller in Northern Mindanao in 2014? By ERCEL MAANDIG, Reporter

WHICH vegetable is the bestseller in Northern Mindanao in 2014? According to a

regional organization of vegetable cooperatives, tomato did, with a yield of

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48,934 metric tons. The Northern Mindanao Ve g g i e s M a r k e t i n g Cooperative (NMVMC) said vegetable/PAGE 15

CONSTRUCTION BOOM: Ayala Land’s Avida Tower 1 etches the skyline and dwarfs other buildings along Corrales Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City in this photo taken August 17. The robust growth in construction and real estate industries are the main drivers of the city’s fast-moving economy. photo by mark francisco

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RO QUIETA City -- Be sure that the company offering an investment pro duc t i s re g i s t e re d w it h t h e

Department of Trade and Indust r y (DTI) or t he Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is among the

Financial Stress of Teachers By Salome R. Sombilon Master Teacher -1 Mibantang Elementary School

It is not a secret that teachers today are getting low salary. Consequently, most teachers experience financial stress and strain. They can barely budget the ample amount of money they get monthly, that it is not enough for the bills they have to pay, and for the growing needs of their own family. As a solution, many teachers would like venture to making loans and debts even with interests just to suffice the needs of the family for the month. As it turns out, this thinkable solution just might become a spark for a newer financial problem for the family. Because of the amount of interest that they have to pay aside from the original amount of money they lent, they might have to pay double. This is just one of the common misconceptions of teachers in budgeting. Studies predict that teachers are not experiencing financial crisis are more able to strive for higher

excellence in teaching. With the financial debts that most teachers face today, is this really the way we want our teachers to live ? How do we help them achieve financial independence? The following steps may help us teachers like to have better financial perspective in the future. Start off with knowing what you are worth. We cannot deny the fact that teachers earn less, but there are many ways that teachers can earn more than what they get from beginning to be entrepreneurs at the same time. The extra money that you can get from the small or big business will greatly help you in your family’s needs. Another in planning your finances, set goals for growing your income by saving and living below what you actually earn. And that means cutting off the Unnecessary spending and trucking where your money needs to go more importantly. As teachers we are naturally resourceful and there are plethora of ways to improve our financial status But let us always remember that what ever decision and solution we choose to make, the result depend on how much we planned , and weighed for our financial status.

measures that the consumers should do to avoid being victimized by a scam, Delia M. Ayano, Provincial Director of DTI Misamis Occidental, said. While DTI is in-charge of the enforcement of laws to

protect consumers, consumer education and formation of consumer groups, the SEC has the jurisdiction and supervision over all corporations, partnerships or associations who are grantees of primary franchises and/

Learning to Enjoy Learning By Araceli S. Bagas Master Teacher – l Mibantang Elementary School

Before attending formal school setting, children already have the ability to comprehend some logic about things around them. They learn from their exploration and discoveries through play. Experts about learning and education claim that children will be more active in the learning process if they have the chance to learn the concepts in fun ways. Teacher aim to provide the best strategies in teaching, and it is their utmost desire to achieve the goals that they have set for their students. What can be done to help the learners more encourage and engaged in the process of learning? How can teachers promote the best end results of the teachinglearning process? These are just some of the significant questions that teachers often

wonder about. As a teacher for so many years now, in my practice, I have realized the importance of play during the time the learners acquire comprehension of concepts. I have observed that they have more retention of the topics that I integrated with play and fun games. Accordingly,, learners will be prompted to provide ideas that are products of their reflective and evaluative thinking when they will be exposed to first-hand experience through stimulation and other teaching techniques that gives authentic and reallife situations. The enthusiasm of the learners to anticipate more about the next learning experience will depend on how they have managed to integrate fun and how they have enjoyed the previous time they exposed to that particular topic. With these discoveries, teachers out there may also try to integrate more games in some appropriate topic discussions and learning situations to foster not just the love to enjoy learning but also to unravel positive perceptions about it.

or license or permit issued by the government. The SEC also formulate policies and recommendations on issues concerning the securities market, as it is tasked to approve, reject, suspend, revoke or require amendments to registration statements, and registration and licensing applications.

Mandated to issue cease and desist orders to prevent fraud or injury to the investing public, the SEC imposes sanctions for the violation of laws and the rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to the Securities Regulation Code of the Philippines, Ayano added.

DSWD looks after well-being of Pantawid Pamilya grantees WORKERS of the Department of S o c i a l We l f are an d D e v e l o p m e nt ( D S W D ) in Nor thern Mindanao are now gathering data of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) beneficiaries to determine the status of their well-being. Using the Social Welfare and Development Indicators (SWDI), the workers will record and measure changes in the lives of the beneficiaries. SWDI, a yearly monitoring of DSWD to Pant aw id Pamilya grantees, aims to assess the level of wellbeing of the family -from

survival, subsistence, and self-sufficiency. It also ser ves as the reference in the case management of these said beneficiaries – to help them gain their fighting chance against poverty. In Northern Mindanao, there are 251, 727 families who will be covered by the assessment. The DSWD will be using the enhanced social welfare and development indicator (SWDI), a case management tool that measures the level of well-being of families in terms dswd/PAGE 11


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CorporateWorld 3 Filinvest maxes out, raises M I N Dmobile A N A O app Smart offers P8B from bond sale featuring show Batibot Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776 Editor: Nelson Constantino

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FILINVEST Land, Inc. (FLI) has raised the full P8 billion from the sale of fixed-rate bonds, beefing up its war chest for spending on new residential projects as well as bigger retail and office space, a company official said over the weekend. The Gotianun-led builder exercised the P3-billion over-allotment option of the P5-billion bond offering, which ended last Friday, FLI Treasurer and Deputy Finance Officer Ana Venus A. Mejia said in a mobile phone message. “Book build is over P12 billion,” Ms. Mejia said. The bonds will be listed on the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. on Aug. 20, she said. The seven- and 10-year bonds sold fall due in 2022 and 2025, respectively, and are rated triple A by local debt watcher Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings). Proceeds from the bond sale “will be used to finance capital spending for the construction of residential projects and fund retail and office leasing projects in the 3rd quarter of 2015 until the 1st quarter of 2016,” FLI said in a June 17 disclosure. The company is spending P24 billion this year with plans to launch P16.2 billion worth

of residential projects. It has about 2,400 hectares in undeveloped land bank, 89.6% of that is located in Metro Manila and city outskirts Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Batangas, FLI had said in a June 19 disclosure. The company is targeting to triple its gross leasable area to 966,000 square meters by 2019 from 343,000 last year. The latest issuance marked FLI’s return to the bond market after raising P7 billion from the sale of seven-year fixedrate bonds due 2021 and 2024 in November last year. BPI Capital Corp., BDO Capital & Investment Corp. and First Metro Investment Corp. were tapped as the joint issue managers, joint book runners and joint lead underwriters. FLI is a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corp., the holding firm for the Gotianun family’s businesses in banking, hotel, power, and sugar farming and milling. The company’s shares dropped three centavos or 1.60% to close at P1.85 apiece on Friday. FLI reported a 16% growth in profit for the second quarter to P1.05 billion (net income attributable to parent equity holder), boosted by strong revenue from is office space segment.


SMART Communications has launched a new mobile phone application geared for kids in kindergarten up to Grade 3. The Batibot Android application allows both parents and teachers who grew up with the educational T V show to share with children and students the joy of watching it through a mobile phone application. Smart said the app contains games that children in their formative years can use to help develop essential thinking skills—basic concepts like matching, sorting, and grouping. Through the app, they are shown how to identify


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shapes, colors, numbers, the alphabet, and letter sounds. The children can also practice tracing letters with the proper strokes. It also has a feature that provides children with access to stories in Filipino, with the aim of establishing a firm foundation for early and emergent literacy. This app is also the first learning app in Filipino that is aligned with the national kindergarten curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd). Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto, in a statement, said the company has always been supportive of making


our lives so the negative ones would disappear. For my first article, let me tell you something about myself. I am Michelle Francisco or you can simply call me, M. I am a wife, mother, homemaker, learning fun, engaging, and “We also hope to make philanthropist, blogger and a visionary. interactive for students with learning a shared experience I am married to Elmer Francisco (www. the help of digital and mobile between the parents and andwho we grew have up a son teachers, with technologies. named Dominic. “By digitizing Batibot, the Batibot TV show, and amneed 32 years I was their andborn students, who Smart is addressingIthe andlocalized raised in Cagayan Oro City, can nowdeenjoy the Batibot of children for Philippines. to Corpus Christi experience on mobile devices,” educational content, ” Isberto I went School for elementary and high school he added. said. then I graduated from Assumption College, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City, Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. Hello to all the loyal readers of I am a Leo and my favorite color is white. BusinessWeek Mindanao! I am a lover of the Universe! l love I am so happy and grateful to be able my family so my happiness is taking care to write here and share my thoughts c ojust m pabout a n y everything. i s h o l d i nThank g because for husband data. which havemy demand of myself, son and my on you we already discussions with potential The Mindanao three landing stations in is why I love everything related tostation home so much, Mr. Dante Sudaria, for this foreign partners for the will bebaking, PLDT’s fifth in the Luzon,” Nazareno said. keeping, cooking, opportunity! This is my first time to write like home landing station that it should countr “Hop efully, towards and so on. y after the Asiainnew a newspaper and of course, be cleaning will link Mindanao to the America Asia the end of the year or I also love writing soGateway, I have athe blog in the Lifestyle Section. U.S. Pacif ic C able Network early next year it would I prefer writing something or anything (www.EmpressMichelleFrancisco. “We are in and discussion 2 and h e to Ja everyone. p a n - U. S . finalized,” com) he said. where I share myt life happy, positive good vibesbebecause w it h t he ne w one. We The new international Cable System. The Asia I write about fashion, travels, recipes, I believe that to make this world a better w o u l d l i k e t o h a v e cable landing station will Submarine Cable Express food, home keeping, politics, life lessons, place, we must all choose to focus, something in Mindanao help address growth in upgrade is ongoing. favorite TV shows, movies, beauty tips, talk and see only the positive things in


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et me begin this article with one of the most beautiful and enlightening quotes on grief that I have ever come across: “You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler Losing someone we deeply love or something we deeply care about, is a very painful experience. It’s something we want to avoid or manage as quickly as possible because there are a lot of very difficult emotions that accompany it. Grief is a natural response to the pain of loss. The greater the loss, the greater the grief. We might associate it with the death of a loved one—usually the most intense form of loss—but other losses also bring on grief. These may include a break-up, the loss of a friendship or a job. It is a ver y personal experience that is affected b y o u r p e r s o n a l i t y, circumstances and belief system. As a result, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are only healthy



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or unhealthy ways of coping with the pain it brings. I find that Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler’s book on Grief and Grieving to be one of the most helpful books on the subject, so allow me to share it with you. In essence, they assert that there are typically 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It does not mean however that grief is a linear process and that we all need to go through each phase for us to heal. It only means that these stages are part of a model that can enable us to map the pain of grief and move on. DENIAL. In this stage, we are usually in shock and numb with pain. We cannot believe that things are really happening as they are. Denial is a healthy response to grief because it enables us to process the pain in our own time and in our own way. It enables us to pace our grief. Denial only starts to fade once we are stronger to face the reality of loss. ANGER. It is often the most difficult phase to go through because we are taught to manage our anger and rein it in. But anger is a necessary phase in healing. We need to

let it out and acknowledge it so that we can release the pain lurking underneath. The more we allow ourselves to feel it, the faster it will dissipate and the faster the healing. Anger makes the pain tangible. BARGAINING. We usually bargain with the powers that be, so that the loss we are about to experience does not happen or will fade away like a bad dream. Guilt usually accompanies bargaining. We are plagued with “if onlys” and “what ifs.” We want our lives back to the way it was. DEPRESSION. After the haze of denial, the energy of anger, the exercise of bargaining, we come back to reality with a thud. This is when we are gripped with pain and despair. This phase is probably the most painful and most intense. It feels like the sadness will not go away. This sadness while similar in quality, is different from that experienced in clinical depression which is a form of mental illness. Depression because of a loss is a natural and appropriate response. ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance does not mean feeling okay about the loss. It is accepting that we have a new and permanent reality that we need to contend with. We may



by jambie austriadel rosario never like this situation and it may never be okay with us, but we come to terms with it by readjusting our lives. Eventually the bad days gives way to good days, sadness to joy, isolation to new connections and we begin to embrace life in all its fullness, but only after we’ve grappled with grief and come out on the other side. Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human res ources manag e me nt , community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-700-1996 or email her at jambie.delrosario@psychsiren. com

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Ayala’s earnings up 6% to P10.4 billion in the first half

Ayala Corporation’s net income rose 6 percent to P10.4 billion in the first half of the year driven by the double-digit growth in its telecom, real estate, banking, and electronics businesses, and boosted by the positive performance of its power generation unit. Excluding the previous year’s divestment gains from the sale of Stream Global

Services, Ayala’s business process outsourcing unit, Ayala’s net income in the first semester grew 31 percent. Ayala’s solid performance in the first half of the year was a result of strong equity earnings contribution from its business units, which reached P13.2 billion, up 2 percent from a year ago. Without the divestment gains, equity earnings expanded 20 percent

in the first half of the year. The strong double-digit growth in the equity earnings of Globe Telecom, Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and Integrated Microelectronics combined with the positive contribution from AC Energy Holdings drove Ayala’s equity earnings during the period. “Our earnings continue to grow at a strong pace in step

with the overall performance of our business units. As demand drivers remain upbeat, and as our investments in power come onstream, we believe this strong growth will continue throughout the year,” Ayala president and chief operating officer Fernando Zobel de Ayala said. “In addition, as our core businesses grow, we continue to seek new areas to invest

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The statuses of private schools in the Philippines By TEODORO P. CASIANO Principal I Baungon National High School

DoubleDragon Properties Corp opens its first CityMall in Luzon area last August 12, 2015. On top of the 5 operating CityMalls this year, over 20 others are currently under construction in different parts of the Country. CityMall is poised to be the largest independent community mall brand in the Philippines and aims to complete the roll out a total of 100 CityMalls by 2020. In photo during the ribbon cutting is the brand ambassador of CityMall Ms. Anne Curtis Smith together with Imus Cavite local government officials, DoubleDragon's Edgar Injap Sia II, Tony Tan Caktiong, and Herbert Sy of SM Supermarket.

HERE in the Philippines, the private sector is a major provider of educational services, accounting for about 7.5 percent of primary enrollment, 32 percent of secondary enrollment and about 80 percent of tertiary enrollment. Private schools always strive to provide a quality of education equal to or better than that available in public schools. Many of the private primary and secondary schools in the country were founded by religious institutions in order to incorporate religious beliefs and teachings into their students’ education,

integrating it with a traditional academic curriculum such as K-12 for example. Some of the first religious schools were founded by the Catholic Church and there are many orders in the Church itself. For instance, the Jesuits are different from the Ignacians. The La Sallites are different from the nuns running Kong Hua School in Cagayan de Oro City. Since then, however, many other religious denominations have started schools to provide religious education and families often choose to enroll their children in schools whose policies reflect their own values.

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Bringing the teachers to a bigger classroom Primer Group of Companies immerses public school educators in nature

Imparting the significance of environmental conservation has long been acknowledged as an international advocacy. While different non-government organizations encourage every individual to play their roles to realize this cause, there’s no better influencer than educators, themselves. Bearing that in mind, Primer Group of Companies—the company known for the retail and distribution of premium consumer brands in outdoor, urban lifestyle and travel—holds its Nature Class project which gives chosen science public school teachers a first-hand experience of the outdoor environment. As a result, these academicians will be able to relay the importance of ecoconsciousness to their students. Through Primer Group’s Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition (C.O.R.E.), the environment education program provides fieldwork opportunities and training from scientific experts and environmental conservationists to the privileged teachers, empowering them to teach their students how to be more appreciative of science and respectful to the balance of nature. Since its inception in 2011,

the Nature Class has immersed the educators of Manila in its activities startingwith those who teach in Jose Abad Santos High School, Master Teachers of Manila Science Association, and other science department heads. This time, C.O.R.E. is looking to target Pasay West High School with 10 Science teachers on July 25-26. According to Kristine Villaflor, Program Manager, the program enables the teachers to give their students more animated lectures on science and raise awareness on environmental protection. “The way to conservation starts with the teachers’ immersion in nature,” Villaflor said. “We targeted the educators as primary audiences because they are the pillars of learning in the academe, the mover of education. They are the key agents in the learning process who are responsible for imparting what they learned to their students and the rest of the school organization.” She added, “The Nature Class facilitates the fostering of appreciation among individuals, giving them the opportunity to have a personal encounter with the environment. Coupling this with

a comprehensive knowledgesharing from experts helps make this initiative more fruitful.” The project is divided into three different activities—Marine Reef Quest (the pilot activity for the program), Bird Quest, and Nature Tree Walks. For the Reef Quest, teachers are encouraged to go snorkeling to expose them to marine life; the birdwatching activity serves as a platform to give the educators a 360-degree view of the ecology, with emphasis on the preservation of the country’s biodiversity; and the native flora tree walk which familiarizes the teachers with the species of native plants and their botanical uses. As the main proponent of the project, C.O.R.E. organized the overall conceptualization and implementation of the Nature Class, involving the planning, execution, and monitoring of the project components such as the timeline, budget, resources, logistics preparations, coordination and other administrative arrangements. Likewise, Primer Group took part in funding the project’s sponsorship by distributing premium brands for equipment, tools and other support items to further this thrust. The company

Exploring the wilderness. Members of the Manila Secondary Science Master Teacher Association, Division of City Schools, Manila explore the trees of Mt. Makiling, Los Banos Lagunalast June 8, 2013 and June 15, 2013 during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class Tree Walks activity.

Faculty of Jose Abad Santos High School, Division of Manila participate in the Reef Quest drill before exploring the waters during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class activity held last April 14 to 15, 2011 at the Divers Sanctuary, BaunBatangas. The Reef Quest is a coastal adventure that aims to raise environmental awareness among educators.

also tapped organizations who can send subject experts and resource speakers to the immersion. “This year, we are looking forward to tap more teachers from the Pasay Community in the learning process,” Villaflor pointed out. “There is a need for educators

to in still how their students play huge roles in preserving the environment. When this happens, these students may soon be the next leaders in maintaining nature’s beauty.” Villaflor concluded, “For environmental protection to become a reality, we need to

engage our teachers in the process, more particularly those who are teaching in public schools since they have inadequate resources. With this initiative, members of the community may not only learn to appreciate nature but take part in preserving it as well.”

Educators from the Manila Heads Science Association, Division of City Schools Manila participate in the Bird Watching activities during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class held last May 4, 2012 at the Candaba, Pampanga.

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NIA gears for dev’t of P10-M irrigation project in Koronadal GENERAL Santos City -The National Irrigation Ad m i n i s t r at i o n ( N IA ) is targeting to open an additional 70 hectares of palay production sites in nearby Koronadal City with

the development of a P10million irrigation facility in the area. Orlando Tibang, South Cotabato-Sarangani irrigation management officer, said nia/PAGE 11

Farming technicians receive equipment from DAF-ARMM M A R AW I C it y - - T h e Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAFARMM) has distributed personal protective equipment and gadgets worth P427,000 to farming technicians and units of the department’s Integrated Agricultural

Research Center (IARC). T h e e qu ipm e nt an d gadgets – comprising of rubber boots, weighing scale, moisture meter, laptop, tablets and printers – are funded by the department’s Agri-Pinoy Rice Program. The program, one of the banner components of the equipment/PAGE 11

Classroom climate that impacts student learning By Robinson S. Sarominez Principal II Malitbog Central Elementary School

Learning is a sensitive activity that requires methodoligies and strategies. For a fact, the state of classroom and state inside it contributes great in the effectivity of delivering lessons and acquiring learning. In a study done by Carnegie Mellon University, an international research and education institution, climates are enumerated which impact learning. For one, climate has the capacity to communicate expectations placed upon students. Climate as this results to people performing in accordance to expectations placed upon them. For an instance, a student thinks that people see him as a smart student; in result, he tries to meet those expectations. This is an idea called Pygmalion Effect, a phenomenon implying that the greater the expectation

placed upon people, the better they perform. In opposite to this, when a student sees that expectations set to her were made due to various generalizations, it is possible that he will underperform. One example is on culture stereotypes, like American people thinks that African-American are less capable. Thus, there is a big possibility that these people will perform less than they are expected to. Residing in a classroom are people who vary in kind of personality. There are some who can adapt to any situation and there are others who finds hard to adapt in one or more kind of climate. Thus, it is important for an educator to fully know each of his students, because it greatly depends to him the kind of climate he will filter and allow to enter and the ones that should not.

The DepEd’s Abot Alam Project By Tito O. Patot Dangcagan Central Elementary School

Education has been made as an investment that would produce better opportunities, self-growth and development to a person. Unfortunately though, not all are given the chance to be educated and gain its end fruits. In fact, there are so many out-of-school youths in the Philippines. In 2012, the Department of Education identified millions of Filipino youths that do not attend school. This is due to the student’s lack of interest, financial instability, family problems and the like. In an aim to address this problem, Department of Education lined up programs for implementation. “Abot Alam” project is one of these. Abot Alam is a nationwide campaign that intends in improving the delivery of

free and quality education through alternative methods of education such as having classes in scheduling that depends upon the convenience of students. The program is aiming to achieve zero percent of out-of-school youth by 2016. So, all out-of-school youth members aging 15 to 30 are encouraged to register in the program through seeking assistance from Alternative Learning System coordinators of respective barangays and municipalities. This is highly beneficial to out-of-school Filipinos. It is good to know that Education Department has this extension service that reaches out to those individuals who mostly need the benefits of having education.


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PRDP launches capability trainings GENERAL Santos City -- The Philippine Rural D e v e l opm e nt Pro g r am (PRDP) has launched a series of capability-building trainings for beneficiaries of its pilot P39 million cassava granules production and marketing project in South Cotabato province. Justina Navarrete, chief of t he S out h C ot abato Provincial Agriculturist Office, said on Tuesday that an initial 250 members of farmers’ cooperatives and associations in the province have been enlisted for the

training program, which will run for a month. Na v a r r e t e s a i d t h e initiative mainly aims to prepare local farmers for the full implementation of the cassava project by its main proponent Polo Samahang N a y o n Mu l t i - P u r p o s e Cooperative (SNMPC) based in Polomolok town. The PRDP, through the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12, released to the provincial government last June the first two tranches of the project’s funding worth P20.17 million.

“ The trainings and workshops involve modules that will help increase the capabilities of the farmers in managing the project,” she said. Na v a r r e t e s a i d t h e modules include values formation, leadership skills, basic planning and problem s olving, organizational management and teambuilding. She said the month-long training program is divided into five clusters, with 50 participants for each group. C lu s t e r 1 c ompr i s e

members of the Topland Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Koronadal City and Tantangan town; Cluster 2 of the Pobusilla MPC in Tampakan and Tupi; Cluster 3 of the Polo SNMPC in Polomolok, Tboli and Lake Sebu; Cluster 4 of San Jose MPC in Banga and Norala; and, Cluster 5 of the Self Reliant MPC in Surallah, T’boli, Lake Sebu and Sto. Nino. Last month, the provincial government turned over an initial P4.8 million to the prdp/PAGE 11

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MisOr Guv gets married By Micka Victoria

Topping off his 18 years of public service, the Father of the Province Gov. Bambi Emano has dedicated his life to the people especially to the poor and the marginalized thus being one of the most soughtafter bachelors in Misamis Oriental. “Dili sayon matag adlaw... Nisulod sa akong huna-huna... Kapait ba jud diay sa mag-inusara,” confesses Gov. Bambi. But in the recently concluded State of the Province Address/Taho sa Katawhan, Gov. Bambi declared that he has finally tied the knot. “Dili tiaw. Tigulang na ko mga igsuon. Maypa ang mga ginikanan sa 19 ka mga Yevgeny na akong mga sangay nakakita silag liwat. Ako? Wala pa jud intawon.Pagkapait na kinabuhi. Apan bisan wala man ako kakita sa isa ka binuhat nga nahimo kong kaplag ug kapikas, bisan gamay, wala ko basuli, wala ko mabalaka kay subli hangtod karon giisip ko naman ang akong kaugalingon nga nakasal sa katawhan sa lalawigan.” Against this beautiful backdrop

of hope, there are still uncertainties but through love and service, Gov. Bambi created a strong and lasting bond among everyone in the province. Now that Gov. Bambi has wedded the people of Misamis Oriental, the Governor is more agitated to serve more, to provide more and to become a reflection on the situations of the province in the past and to foreshadow where it is heading in the succeeding years, affecting and alleviating the lives of the people, moving them for planned social change.


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Participants of ROX’s Bike Out event makes a quick stopover at the Rodelsa Circle for a photo op. Photo by S. UY

by SHAUN ALEJANDRAE YAP UY ecreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X) teams up with Centrio Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro to promote a healthy lifestyle through its Bike Out event, August 9. Edgar M. Rabino, Primer Group Area Operations Head for VisMin said “Bike Out is one of the components of R.O.X.'s campaign "Bike Fair", aside from offering special discounts in all brands related to cycling category that we have in or store, we also let our valued partners and customers take part and encourage everyone to get outside and bike.” “Basically, Bike Out is a friendly ride, a venue for all bike enthusiasts both pro and beginners or even aspirational groups to just go around the city, promote healthy lifestyle and somehow our simple way of saying rest your car for a day, collectively that would lessen pollution” Rabino adds. Bike Fair is an annual event of R.O.X., this is the 2nd year that the brand hosts Bike Out in Cagayan de Oro “one of our objectives is we want to inspire everyone that having this kind of healthy habit will help our community like less traffic, less

pollution and definitely help the ‘Mother Earth’. We also want all kagay- anon to be aware that R.O.X. has the category of Cycling where they can purchase all the gears that they need for their adventure” Norgelyn Bihag, Primer Group Cluster Operations Head enthused. “At R.O.X. we have brands like Totem and Dahon bikes” Bihag adds. Known biking groups participated in the Bike Out event among these groups are Combat, UHAW, Miggy’s Bike, FatBoySlim and Myx Bike Lab. Centrio Mall’s thrust to promote a healthy lifestyle also sees this collaboration as both beneficial and fun; Centrio also has bike racks installed near key entrances of the mall. Loren Yasay, Centrio Mall Marketing Manager said “this partnership we have with the Primer Group provided us an opportunity to establish our strong efforts in promoting sustainability, a pillar that we highly promote in the AyalaLand organization. On top of this, this allowed us to strengthen relationships with communities and show our support in promoting the ‘higalaay’ spirit

Former Ms Cagayan de Oro Amadea Piatti (left) & Centrio Mall Marketing Manager Loren Yasay lead the Bike Out through the JR Borja Bridge. Photo by Lorenz Cagibas in the city.” “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated and of course to R.O.X., led by Mr. Edgar Rabino, for spearheading this event. We hope that this is just a beginning to many more projects we can collaborate in the future” Yasay adds. According to Rabino, through the Bike Out, one gets the chance to meet new friends while enjoying the city instead of fingers too busy with gadgets nowadays “riding a bike with friends and family members especially in CDO is definitely safer and more

Bike Out participants, Centrio Mall representatives, and ROX management and staff pose for posterity in front of the ROX store, Centrio Mall. Photo by S. UY

fun. It is somehow a good bonding moment for everyone.” R.O.X. also teases the public for yet another outdoor adventure in the coming months, “true or our tag line ‘Get Outside’ we at R.O.X and Primer Group of Companies, aim to give the best outdoor activities for all ages. Definitely we have more exciting events, in August we jumpstart the registration for the much awaited Trail Run in the Region the R.O.X. Trail Run in Mapawa 2015. Come September we will have a Trail Run 101 and followed by the race briefing and outdoor expo on October 23, 2015 as a

pocket events of the said Trail Run, visit and follow our social media accounts roxphilippines for the most eye popping updates, events and activities for all ages, ” Rabino reveals. Also as part of Primer Group’s CSR and support, the company joins local event partners in their endeavors to grow tourism and healthy lifestyle not only in CDO but all throughout Mindanao. Let R.O.X. give you more reasons to get outside. Visit their store at the 2nd Level of Centrio Mall, CDO City and at the Ground Floor of Abreeza Mall, Davao.

Known biking groups Combat, UHAW, Miggy’s Bike, FatBoySlim and Myx Bike Lab participated in the Bike Out event, August 9, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Lorenz Cabigas

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wednesday|august 19, 2015 An Invitation to Balikbayans and OFWs to Balikbayan Night Filinvest One Oasis will be throwing a SALU-SALO for interested balikbayans and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) at its officeshowroom at the Ground Floor, Bo’s Coffee Building, Don A. Velez St. in Cagayan de Oro City this Saturday, August 22, 2015. The SALU-SALO will start at 3:00PM until 7:00PM with participants getting lots of freebies and giveaways. The CELEBRATION will introduce interested balikbayans and OFWs to Filinvest’s flagship project in Cagayan de Oro, the One Oasis Cagayan de Oro (OOCDO) Building 1 which will be the first mid-rise condo project in Cagayan de Oro to be completed and turned over to unit owners by Q3 2015 “One Oasis CDO features “resortstyle living” in a centrally located urban setting that will be the first and only condo project in Cagayan de Oro to offer resorts style living amenities within 2 kilometers of key destinations for unit owners (malls, schools, churches, hospitals, recreation facilities)” said Arabelle Solidum, FLI area general manager for Northern Mindanao. On top of that, as the first major condo project downtown to start delivery to unit owners, Ms. Solidum stressed OOCDO also offers the quickest return for investors who wish to invest their savings in a real property that appreciate as time goes by and offers a steady cash flow. EXPERIENCE ONE OASIS AS WE CELEBRATE HIGALAAY FESTIVAL 2015! Interested parties who wish to join Balikbayan Night please contact

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Polo SNMPC to facilitate the project’s implementation. Navarrete said the funds will be utilized for the purchase of equipment and construction of the required facilities for the six-year project. Out of the total amount, she said P2.92 million came from the loan proceeds while the remaining funds were from the national government’s share and the provincial government’s counterpart. The cooperative allotted s ome P400,000 for the construction of a nursery; P400,000 for the establishment of a vermi-cast production plant; PHP2.2 million for production support; P728,000 for administrative cost; and, P150,000 for the purchase of a mechanical chipper, P750,000 for a granulator and P245,000 for a moisture meter. The cassava project is the first-ever venture that was approved by the PRDP under its enterprise development component. The released P4.8 million funding is part of the P25.88 million earlier downloaded to the provincial government by the DA in Region 12. T h e re m a i n i n g P 2 1 million will be utilized for the purchase of five trucks worth a total of P6 million, two truck scales worth P2.5 million and five tractors worth P12.5 million.(PNA)

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FILINVEST CDO BRANCH OFFICE at 0917-305-8888 for more details. Besides this event, FLI will also host a Zumbathon 2015 at its One Oasis Cagayan de Oro project site on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M at Rosario Limketkai Drive, Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. This will be preceded by a week-long “Open House” at its office-showroom at the Ground Floor, Bo’s Coffee Building, Don A. Velez St. in Cagayan de Oro City from August 17-22 and a “Duaw One Oasis CDO” week-long “Open House” at its project site along Rosario Limketkai Drive, Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. One Oasis CDO is a 2.7 hectare property developed strategically located at the Rosario Limketkai Avenue in Lapasan. Discover your own patch of green in the city through One Oasis mid-rise condo communities of Filinvest. For more information, please call (0917) 305-8888, follow us on social media: Group and or check our Built on the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) is one of the mosttrusted real estate developers in the country with a diverse property portfolio catering to all markets. Currently, FLI has developed over 2,400 hectares of land and more than 600,000 square meters of prime office, residential and retail spaces. For updates, check out our website www. or follow us on social media: and

i mpl e ment at i on of t he irrigation project, which will serve parts of Barangay Topland and the neighboring barangays. He said the project will mainly benefit some 568 members of the Topland Irrigators Association (IA). The cost of the project w i l l b e re p a i d by t h e beneficiaries through a soft loan arrangement with NIA. “This new facility would be able to serve an additional 70 hectares of farm lands that will later be added up to the existing 1,260 hectares of irrigated lands in the area,” he said. Tibang said the project covers the construction of 1,995 meters of lined canals within the Macanas-Bo. 4 area to the Esrot area. He said the estimated cost for the civil works reaches P9.2 million, which will cover for the construction of the rectangular lined canals worth P7 million and 17 units of other canal structures worth P1.09 million. The remaining funds were allotted for the engineering supervision, intern development program and construction survey components of the project, he said. C astu l o Su l ap as Jr. , Top l an d IA pre s i d e nt , expressed gratefulness to the agency for pushing for the funding and implementation of the project. He assured that they will take extra efforts to facilitate the payment of their loan dues to the agency. The group has an existing loan balance of P40. 76 million, which will later increase to P50.2 million and payable within 50 years

with the implementation of the project, he said. Based on coast recovery scheme of NIA’s Communal Irrigation System, the new loan needs an equity of not less than 10 percent or at least P1 million. But if the group would be able to pay about 30 percent of a project’s total cost within the construction period, the loan will be considered fully paid. “We have to be responsible so we can religiously pay our monthly amortization,” Sulapas said. Citing the group’s newlyrestructured amortization scheme, each member will have to pay the equivalent of 75 kilos per hectare of their produce per cropping season, he said. Starting next year, he said they are slated to pay an annual amortization of P1.19 million for their loan. Sulapas said the group is very much capable to repay the loan and they are already looking forward for the approval of another P9.8 million irrigation project for next year. (PNA)

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Agriculture department, focuses on rice production and uplif ting t he lives of the farmers. Guided by the principles of the Ag r i ku lturang Pi lipino framework, the National Rice Program integrates government initiatives and interventions for the sector. The major objectives of the program include food security and selfsuf f icienc y, sustainable re s o u rc e m a n a g e m e nt ,

support services from farm to table, and broad-based local partnerships. The program also provides rice farmers specific interventions on technologies and services in order to increase rice yield. Atty. Makmod Mending Jr., DAF-ARMM secretary, said the equipment and gadgets w i l l b o ost t he application of the Rice Crop Manager and the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM). It will also improve, he said, the performance of farm technicians, agritechnologists, and extension officers. The Rice Crop Manager is an internet-based application that offers rice farming prescriptions on nutrients applications, pest and weeds control, and water management based on the variety of inputs and sitespecific conditions. PRISM is a system that maps out rice growing areas affected by natural calamities and pest outbreaks. It also gathers and organizes information on rice yield and yield gaps. Productivity of rice farmers in the region is expected to rise significantly with the application of modern technology.

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of their economic sufficiency and social adequacy. In terms of economic sufficiency, families will b e e v a lu ate d b as e d on the employable skills of m e mb e r s , e mp l oy m e nt a n d s a l a r y, s o u r c e o f income, membership to social security and access to financial institutions.

The social adequacy, on the other hand, will rate the families based on the members’ health condition, nutrition and education, access to safe drinking water and sanitary toilet facility, house construction and ownership, and awareness of social issues. The evaluation of poor families involves a visit to the family’s residence and an interview with the household head. The results of the SWDI will determine the needs and capacities of every Pantawid Pamilya household and will be used by the DSWD in the planning of interventions

to help them improve their families’ living condition and later become self-sufficient. Interventions may include employment facilitation, skills training, provision of livelihood opportunities and referral to other programs and services of the DSWD, other national government agencies, local government units and private organizations. This year’s assessment results will be the baseline to be used by the DSWD in evaluating the poverty alleviation programs and services provided to these households.(Oliver B. Inodeo/PIA10)

Leadership: Inspiring subordinates to be leaders By Robinson S. Sarominez Principal II Malitbog Central Elementary School

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” − John F. Kennedy Leadership is the ability to influence others by way of being an effective trailblazer. True, being a leader is a challenging task for it is through having effective skills and powerful influence that he could lead his members to follow him. Leadership means taking the lead of a certain group or organization in achieving a common target. Being a leader is more like a teacher that teaches and leads a class or group of people in order for them to be better individuals. This teacher, moreover, should be effective enough to transform each individual into someone useful in the

society. In order to be effective, for one, a leader should have the ability to inspire others. He could do this through seeking learning, and sharing ideas, plans and realizations to his subordinates. In this way, he is not just a leader but also light to other people. He could be a person to whom they could gain life lessons from and as well as information that would serve as direction in order to achieve their goals. These make him not just efficient but an effective leader. The root of leadership are learning and courage at its finest, in order to be a consistent light that would be a trail in which others could follow until the very end of a long ride.

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In two years time, the 80 million strong Generation Y or the Millennials (those born from 1977 to 1995) are poised to outspend the Baby Boomers (born from 1946 to 1964) and become the most powerful consumers segment. This mea ns t hat t he generation that drove the g row t h of ma ny major industries and brands for the last 30 years is about to be overtaken by a new generationthat thrives on technology and does not conform to the traditional customer pathways. This is according to the Aspect Consumer Experience Index: Millennial Research On Customer Service, a study that reveals69 percent of Millennials now prefer to solve their customer service issues on their own instead of having to go through

customer service channels. The results of the study were presented by Jim Freeze, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Aspect during the Aspect Advantage Media Briefing held recently. Fr e e z e s a id s p e c i a l at tent ion wa s g iven to Millennials, because their views on customer experience usher in an entirely new wave of digital expectations to the marketplace. The Aspect CMO likewise wa rned t hat compa nies that do not adapt will risk obsolescence as Millennials b e c o m e t h e e c on o m i c powerhouse in the near future. “The average consumer interacts with customer service 65 times a year, yet they are increasingly underwhelmed with an experience that does not reflect consumers’ digital and mobile preference nor

Rural education in the Philippines By LEONORA S. RENDAJE Teacher I / OIC Baungon National High School

ENGLISH is the country’s second official language and therefore it is not surprising that most Filipinos can understand, speak and write at least some English. Even though public school teachers in rural barangays where resources are low and most help is required and appreciated, they still receive the same salary as their counterparts in more affluent public schools in the cities. English is the primary language used in the Filipino business, government and academic worlds so it is

very important for Filipinos to learn English. The majority of the better jobs within the Philippines require excellent written and spoken English skills. In 2013, President Aquino signed into law the Rural Farm Schools Act. That law recognizes the need for rural education suited to their situation. It is a facilitative and experiential learning on the core subjects of social sciences, numeracy, literacy with focus on agriculture and patterned after the needs of rural, agricultural communities.

Overcoming language barriers during classroom discussion By Rhyleen E. Ylagan Teacher-II Palacapao Elementary School Palacapao, Quezon, Bukidnon

Classroom discussion, if keenly scrutinized, is a complex learning activity for at the end of the class, it must not just satisfy one single student but majority of the class. Fact be told that communication in a group does not come successful always. There are times that they argue over a topic, name, title and more. It is because what is correct to a person might be erroneous to another. Thus, both should meet in between. The same goes in the usage of language. There are words that contain different definitions to varying ethnic groups, reason that sometimes a student coming from different group is having a hard time coping up with an entire class belonging to a common group. So, it is important to stress common understanding. For example is requiring teachers to define words

and terminologies to be used before the class in order for students to understand the discussion right away. Other than this, the teacher must pronounce statements in standard way to make it easier for students to interpret what she is talking about. Another tool to address this solution is the usage of Mother Tongue-Based Multilinguistic Education. It is a program under Department of Education that uses mothertongue language in conducting classes for earlier levels of education. Through this, problems in the medium of delivering lessons will be lessen. Common understanding on language during classroom discussions is the basic avenue to overcome poor and slow-paced learning. Through having so, flow of communication inside the class would be successful.

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their desire to resolve issues on their own. This represents a tremendous missed opportunity for companies to build business and secure customer loyalty.” As social media becomes increasingly more important in terms of inf luencing customer service issues, it has now also evolved becoming a powerful marketing tool for companies. “It is now very common for people to take to social media to ask for advice and try to solve issues. As such companies should need to be more involved and active to respond to their customer issues. OPPORTUNITIES FOR BPO’S Freeze said this selfservice trend presents a big opportunity for the country’s booming Business Process O ut s ou rc i n g i ndu s t r y. Instead of seeing the shift in customer service preference of Millenials, BPOs should view it as an opportunity to be the first to adapt and get ahead of the competition. Data from the BangkoSentralngPilipinas showed that the BPO industry is looking to overtake overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances as the economy’s main economic engine. The BSP said the BPO sector’s prospects are much brighter as revenues are expected to grow by at least 15 percent as compared to OFW remittances from which

would only grow by 6 percent at most this year. By 2016, BPOs would earn $25 billion annually, industry estimates showed. Freeze sa id t hat t he mindshif t of looking at the contact center from an expense to an enabler to grow topline revenues is going to be huge. Aspect’s fully-integrated solution unifies the three most important facets of modern customer engagement strategy: customer interaction management, work force optimization, and backoffice. Through a full suite of cloud, hosted and hybrid deployment options, we help the world’s most demanding contact centers and back offices seamlessly align their people, processes and touch points to deliver remarkable customer experiences. Pa r t of t he va lue proposition that Aspect offers in terms of self-service is increasing interactions, since simple inquiries can now be done by machines, it actually elevates the role of agent. “Agents should be reserved for high value transactions. Not on things that consumers can do on their own such as pulling up accounts and providing basic information. “Aspect can help your busi ness pa r t icipate i n social interactions in a costeffective manner using proven contact center efficiencies and provide you with the ability to engage with customers

who are already leveraging social media to ask for help, guidance and assistance with any issue that is having an impact on their customer experience,” said Freeze. ASPECT OMNICHANNEL AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE PLATFORM Customer experience is i ncreasi ng ly def i ned by customer ser vice: 76 percent of all generations view customer service as a “true test” of how much a company values them. While companies need effective strategies for all generations, they can’t afford to ignore the increasing buying power of Millennials who are not afraid to take their business elsewhere if left unsatisfied. With the flexibility and nearly unlimited mobility brought on by smartphones, consu mers a rou nd t he world have taken to find issue resolution to business questions by themselves, on the go, and whenever they want instead of relying on the constraints of call center business hours. A sp e c t ’s Cu s tomer Experience Plat form (CX P) 14.1 strea m lines the process of designing, streamlining and deploying self-service customer contact applications across multiple communications channels, like voice, text (IM, SMS, USSD), mobile web, social networks like Twitter and

smartphone applications. By storing Context Cookies in Aspect’s Continuity Server during the customer journey, customers can experience continuity when attempting to complete an interrupted transaction either at a later time, or on a different channel. Aspect Experience Continuity addresses this growing trend and allows consumers to do so in a connected environment. “Everything is changing, consumers have gone from dependent to self-reliant,” said Freeze. “We are undergoing a power shift from brand to consumer-- with new consu mer expectat ions. Millennials want to do their customer service on their own time, wherever they are and in the most convenient way possible.” A spe c t ’s i nter ac t ion management solutions make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience on voice, mobile, web and social channels enabling mobile customers to traverse multiple channels of engagement when seeking an answer to their question, including selfservice and agent-assisted options. The company has also heavily invested to improve its Cloud infrastructure. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the compelling advantages of moving contact center infrastructure to the cloud as they seek competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and retention w h i le s t i l l c ont rol l i ng overall costs. The cloud streamlines the process of providing modernized, upto-date service to customers, personalizing ser vice to meet their preferences and demands, in addition to providing the advantages of cost, reliability and flexibility. A sp e c t C loud-ba s e d contact center deployment options allows business to leverage up-to-date solutions without bearing the burden of significant upfront capital or additional IT investments, implement comprehensive cloud-based interaction management and workforce optimization technologies including inbound, outbound and blended voice interactions.

Aspect Software Execs Edwin Ong Senior Dir for Mktg and Alliances in APAC and ME, Jim Freeze Senior VP and Chief Mktg Offcr, Sanjay Gupta Mnging Dir for SA & Alfred Lallana Country Mgr.

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to change himself.” So ask yourself right now: What’s the one decision I need to make to change my life? The smartest one you can make is to ask your own Maker to take control of your life every day. Then with Jesus’ power, you can start making the best choices that will change you and give you the new life you want. In fact, you can decide your destiny today. Just Think a Minute…

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rentals, while office leasing revenues expanded 16 percent due to the contribution of newly opened offices and the stronger performance of its existing offices. Revenues from hotels and resorts improved by 8 percent on higher occupancy. Ayala Land launched 21 residential projects, the Ayala Triangle Gardens mixed-use development and other leasing projects worth P81 billion in the first semester. In addition, Ayala Land and Puregold Price Club recently opened its first supermarket venture named “Merkado” in UP Town Center. Banking As its core banking business continued to drive growth, net earnings of the Bank of the Philippine Islands expanded

16 percent to P9.3 billion. Total revenues improved 12 percent to P29 billion on higher net interest income and non-interest income. Net interest income grew 12 percent to P19 billion owing to a 15 percent-expansion in average assets. Non-interest income was up 12 percent to P10 billion as a result of higher income from securities trading, fees and commissions, and insurance business. The bank’s operating expenses grew 7.6 percent year-on-year resulting in a cost-to-income ratio of 51.9 percent. The bank’s total assets stood at P1.4 trillion at the end of the first half, a 9.7 percent-increase from the previous year. Deposit level increased 12 percent to P1.2 trillion while total loan portfolio grew 9 percent yearon-year. Asset quality remains strong, with a gross 90-day non-performing loan ratio of 1.77 percent, lower than last year’s 1.85 percent. Loan loss cover was maintained at 108 percent. Consolidated CET 1 Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) was 14.3 percent while total CAR was 15.2 percent in the first semester. Telecom Globe Telecom registered a net income of P8.7 billion, up 27 percent year-on-year, b olstered by increas ed demand for data connectivity across the mobile, fixed line, and broadband segments.

Service revenues rose 13 percent to P53.8 billion with the highest growth coming f rom mobi l e brow s ing and other data revenues, jumping 53 percent to P9.5 billion. Broadband revenues expanded 30 percent to P7.6 billion, while fixed line data revenues surged 20 percent to P3.1 billion. Combined, all these comprise 38 percent of Globe’s total revenues during the period. Globe’s mobile and fixed line voice likewise improved, growing 10 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Its mobile subscriber base reached 48.4 million, 13 percent higher year-on-year. Similarly, Globe’s broadband subscriber base grew 55 percent to 3.5 million in the first semester of the year. The solid revenue growth balanced out the h i g he r sub s c r ib e r and network-driven costs, with earnings before interest taxes depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) expanding 19 percent to P22.7 billion. Following the approval of the National Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission, Globe converted $115 million of debt in Bayan Telecommunications into equity, effectively securing control of Bayantel. Subsequently, Globe acquired the stake held by the Lopez group in Bayantel, hiking up its stake in the company to over 98 percent. Water Infrastructure Manila Water’s net income

dipped 4 percent from a year ago to P3 billion owing to higher operating expenses primarily from catch-up rental costs incurred by the East Zone concession during the period. This resulted in a 5 percent decline in the net profits of the East Zone concession to P2.6 billion despite a 2 percent-growth in billed volume. Excluding the extraordinary rental expense, Manila Water’s net income ended flat for the first semester. Total billed volume grew 2 percent to 340 million cubic meters supported by billed volume growth outside the East Zone. Billed volume from Laguna Water surged 26 percent; Clark Water expanded 19 percent, while Boracay Water and Kenh Dong Water in Vietnam posted single-digit growth rates. Meanwhile, Cebu Manila Water Development started operations in January this year. Manila Water continues to develop its footprint outside the East Zone concession. It expanded its Laguna Water operations to cover the entire province of Laguna with the addition of used water services in the concession. Moreover, Manila Water was awarded a 15-year bulk water supply contract by the Tagum City Water District. Electronics Manufacturing Integrated MicroElectronics Inc. recorded a net income of $15.2

million, 35 percent higher from the previous year as operational improvements, continued focus on highermargin products, and cost saving measures increased profitability. Revenues slightly declined by 3 percent to $416.3 million on the back of a weakness in the euro coupled with a slowdown in demand in the computing sector. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange rates, revenues rose 2.4 percent during the period. Power Generation and Transport Infrastructure As its power generating assets come online, AC Energy Holdings Inc. registered a net income in the first half of the year of P198 million. This was driven by the contributions from its two wind farms, North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation and NorthWind both in Ilocos Norte; and two coal plants, South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation in Batangas, and GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant in Bataan. AC Energy has assembled over 700 megawatts of attributable generating capacity across various assets. It continues to work on a pipeline of power


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projects to meet its goal of building around 1,000 MW in generating capacity over the next few years. Over the past three years, Ayala has committed over US$700 million in equity in developing various power generating projects. In transport infrastructure, Ayala formally op ened t he Munt in lup a-C avite E xpressway (MCX) on July 24, 2015. Ayala is the concessionaire of MCX, a 4-k i lometer tol lro ad connecting the Daang Hari Road with the South Luzon Expressway. AF Payments Inc., a joint venture between the Ayala and First Pacific groups, has begun its roll out of the automated fare collection system through the Beep contactless cards. Implementation has started in LRT line 2, and is expected to be completed across all LRT and MRT lines within the next few months. Balance Sheet Ayala maintains a healthy balance sheet. As of June 30, 2015, parent company cash reached P38 billion, putting its net debt to equity ratio at 0.23 to 1 at the parent level, and 0.81 to 1 at the consolidated level.

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usinessWeek Mindanao, together with its sister publications, awarded 10 business individuals and organizations and 15 special citations to establishments and personalities at the 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards, July 25. For the fourth time, BusinessWeek Mindanao consistently gave recognition to the most deserved magnates that have massively contributed to the economic development of Mindanao. One of the 13 special citations is Primavera Residences for being the Best Leader in Real Estate Development for Green Condominium. “It was an honor to receive the award on behalf of the people behind the success of this development. We share this award with fellow Kagayanons as we provide them an eco-friendly place to live in,”

Cesar Stefan Rago, Italpinas’ Public Relations and Marketing Officer, said. The following were the awardees – Mega Entrepreneur Jose Alvarez, Darling Foods Corporation (Food Production and Marketing), Ecoverde Homes (Housing and Realty Development), MASS-SPECC Coop Development Center (Cooperatives), N Hotel (Hotel Industry), Thai Me Up (Outstanding Franchisee), Botoy’s Lechon Manok (Outstanding Franchisor), Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (Resort and Entertainment), Gama Foods Corporation (Agro-Industry Leader) and Vjandep (Micro Entrepreneur). Special citations were given to the following: Tieza general manager Mark Lapid (Outstanding Tourism Leadership), DOT 10 director Catalino Chan III (Tourism Promotion), Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (Tourism Development), RR Family Spring Resort (Outstanding

Tourism Destination), jointly the city government of Tangub and the municipal government of Maramag, Bukidnon (Outstanding LGU in Tourism Development), the city government of Ozamiz (Outstanding LGU in Economic Enterprise Development), Mimi Parrel-Pimentel (Outstanding in Fashion Industry), jointly the provincial governments of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental (Outstanding LGU Healthcare Program), jointly Paglaum Multi-purpose Cooperative and NARCICO of Compostela Valley (Cooperative Development), Holcim (Social Responsibility Program), Johndorf Ventures Corporation (Housing Industry Development), Primavera Residences (Green Condominium), MCDC and Ecoverde Homes (Socialized Housing) and Tesda Misamis Oriental provincial director Leo Velez (Business and Industry Integrator). “Entrepreneurs go through

the process of having business plans, acquiring human and other required resources, and are fully responsible for their success or failure. One of the reasons we have the Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards, which is on its fourth year now, is because we are with you — businessmen and entrepreneurs — all through these years, and we celebrate in every step you make to success. Let me and BusinessWeek lead you exactly there.” Sudaria said.

IDC’s premier project in Cagayan de Oro – Primavera Residences, a green, mixed-use development – was built to serve the city’s increasing demand for affordable housing with sustainability in mind. It was awarded this year as the Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines by the Asia Pacific Property Awards. To know more about Primavera Residences, you may visit www.primaveraresidences. com or call 088-880-5002.

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Enterprise Zone Authority, and the Department of Public Works and Highways. In an earlier interview, Ms. Malanyaon told BusinessWorld that the province has been attracting more tourists in the past months, especially after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized the Mt. Hamiguitan mountain range, home to a century-old pygmy forest and diverse flora and fauna, as a heritage site. The provincial government of Davao Oriental, which is part of the Davao Region, has also been investing in the establishment of other key tourist spots, among them the Aliwagwag Eco-Park. “While we want to continue to attract more visitors, we need our provinces to create a kind of development that our people can truly patronize and at the same time continue to provide a good experience for the growing numbers of tourists,” said Ms. Malanyaon. On the other hand, Surigao del Sur, under the Caraga Region, is known for its Enchanted River and the Britania Islands. The boundary dispute was between Lingig in Surigao del Sur and Boston in Davao Oriental.

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(ARMM). This is expected since five of the eight finalists (four in the Search for the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution and one in the Search for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual) were from EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

Mindanao. Lake Sebu-based Anita “Nanay Anit” Castillon was bestowed the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual while the Maguindanao-based Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, Inc. (KFPDAI) was bestowed the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution during awarding ceremonies at the Cebu Grand Convention Center on Friday. Both winners each won a trophy and P484,000. Castillon bested two other finalists in the persons of Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of the Cebu-based Dilaab Foundation, and Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun of the 1st district of Agusan del Norte. On the other hand, KFPDAI bested the Cagayan de Oro City-based Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI), Camiguin-based Cantaan Centennial Multi-Purpose Cooperative, the Agusan del Sur-based Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo (SIKAP), and the Western Samar Development Foundation, Inc. All finalists received a plaque and PhP121,000. Roberto Aboitiz, RAFI president, said the RAFI Award is a recognition of the exemplary works of individuals and institutions in their efforts to bring about peace and development at the grassroots level. He said that the awardees are true “champions” and “disciples” of change and excellence. “They, diverse in their causes and missions, converge in a EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late OSCAR S. SONTELLINOSA, who died in July 31, 2015 , at Cagayan de Oro City, without any will and leaving a Savings Account No. 001423-005129 in the sum of P 91,415.84 at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Lapasan Branch, Cagayn de Oro City; He died intestate without leaving any known debt which has remain unpaid or unsettled up to the present , and all the obligations incurred during his deaths were all paid and / or settled; He left the above-mentioned regular savings deposit and said bank abovementioned; This EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT made and entered into by and among; ERLINDA G. SONTELLINOSA, , of legal age, widow, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; EL CARL SONTELLINOSA, 23 years old , single, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B, Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, CHAD CARL SONTELLINOSA, 20 years old , single, herein represented by his mother ERLINDA G. SONTELLINOSA, of legal age, widow, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B Villa Trinitas Subd., Cagayan de Oro City; JAY CARL SONTELLINOSA, 18 years old, single, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B, Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City. Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY under the notary public of Atty. MACODI M. AGUS, As per Doc. No. 368; Page No.74; Book No. 406; Series of 2015.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late OSCAR S. SONTELLINOSA, who died in July 31, 2015 , at Cagayan de Oro City, without any will and leaving a Dollar Time Deposit at Banco De Oro (BDO), SM Branch, Cagayan de Oro City with Account No. 308706257345 in the sum of $ 10,081.16; and Savings Account No. 000870293907 in the sum of P 780.70 and Savings Account No. 000870368923 in the sum of P 280.98; He died intestate without leaving any known debt which has remain unpaid or unsettled up to the present , and all the obligations incurred during his deaths were all paid and / or settled; He left the above-mentioned regular savings deposit and dollar time deposit at said bank abovementioned; This EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT made and entered into by and among; ERLINDA G. SONTELLINOSA, , of legal age, widow, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; EL CARL SONTELLINOSA, 23 years old , single, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B, Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, CHAD CARL SONTELLINOSA, 20 years old , single, herein represented by his mother ERLINDA G. SONTELLINOSA, of legal age, widow, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B Villa Trinitas Subd., Cagayan de Oro City; JAY CARL SONTELLINOSA, 18 years old, single, residing at B-3, Lot 15, P-2B, Villa Trinitas Subd., Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City. Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY under the notary public of Atty. MACODI M. AGUS, As per Doc. No. 369; Page No.74; Book No. 406; Series of 2015.

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common vision—that of helping the Filipino people by developing individuals and communities. For this, they continue to blaze a trail, pave the way and go the extra mile towards realizing shared aspirations,” he stressed. “The RAFI Triennial Awards honors them because RAFI ascribes to the tenet that when it comes to service, the best way to go is to go out of one’s way,” he added. Castillon was cited for establishing Marmylone Learning Center that caters to T’boli children in two mountainous barangays along the vicinity of Lake Cebu in South Cotabato. She dedicated the award to the T’boli tribe and profusely thanked the Aboitiz family for the award, which she said is a recognition of her hard work in educating tribal children with whom she has lived with since 1979. “This [award] inspires me

more to continue serving the less fortunate children in the hinterlands,” the emotional and teary-eyed Castillon said The KFPDAI, on the other hand, has been instrumental in establishing and organizing peace and development communities in the 36 municipalities in Maguindanao province. The foundation, which was established in 2000, focuses on peace and development activities like emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitations, livelihood development, capacity-building, infrastructure, and delivery of basic social services. It has transformed 57 former MNLF combatants into peace and development advocates or PDAs. Hadja Giobay Diacolano, KFPDAI executive director and a former woman-combatant, said that the award is for all those who worked and struggled to bring peace and development in Mindanao.



- Versus LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, ADELINO D. ACEBEDO Respondents. NOTICE OF INITIAL HEARING Petitioner, through counsel, filed a verified Petition for the Correction of Entry in the Birth Record of Minor Mariedhen Henilza Acebedo. Finding said Petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. Petitioner is hereby directed to cause this Notice to be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a duly accredited newspaper of general circulation, at her own expenses. Let copies of this Notice be posted in the Bulletin Board of the Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, the Bulletin Board of the City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City, and the Bulletin Board of this Court. This case is set for hearing on 8 October 2015 at 2:00 in the afternoon at RTC-Branch 39, City Tourism Hall, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. The Civil Registrar and any person having or claiming any interest under the entries whose cancellation or correction is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this Petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file his/her opposition thereto. Let a copy of this Notice be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, the Petitioner and her counsel. AFTER Petitioner’s documents in compliance with jurisdictional requirements are marked and declared complete, , and there is NO OPPOSITION filed, petitioner should PRESENT EVIDENCE EX-PARTE before Atty. Kathryn A. Galarrita-Naduma, at a convenient date and time agreed upon between the latter and counsel.

SO ORDERED. Cagayan de Oro City, 3 August 2015.

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now charting various strategic interventions for priority programs in support to climate change mitigation and adaptation. He said the 14th National Vegetable Congress scheduled in this agricultural hub of Northern Mindanao would tackle the intervention on vegetables and climate change during the two-day congress on September 16 and 17, 2015 here. “We have got to have quality seeds and planting materials, adequate post-harvest facilities, research, extension services, support systems, and be cost effective,” Quija said. He said the congress would also tackle the production potential of the country to be able to define the limitations and the barriers to global competitiveness.

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squash followed tomato with a yield of 16,106 metric tons, and cabbage landed third with 6,297 metric tons produced in 2014. Queretis Quija, an NMVMC officer, identified the other top selling and top growing vegetables as ampalaya, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, ginger, gourd, habichuelas, lettuce, okra, pechay, string beans, and white potato. Except for ginger, which is abundant in the provinces of Lanao Del Norte and Lanao Del Sur, the rest of the vegetables come from Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Misamis Occidental, Quija said. Climate change mitigation and adaptation Quija said the NMVMC is

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH Judicial Region BRANCH 24 Cagayan de Oro City PETITION FOR CONCELLATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF BIRTH REGISTRATION UNDER REGISTRY NO. 97-185 AND CONFIRMATION OF THE LATE REGISTRATION UNDER REGISTRY NO. 88-312 OF MICHAEL ANGELO ACBAYAN CAERMARE, SPEC. PROC. CASE NO. 2014-130-R MICHAEL ANGELO A. CAERMARE, HEREIN REPRESENTED BY ANNE MARIE T. CAERMARE, Petitioner, - Versus THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TAGOLOAN, PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL AND THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TUDELA, PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, Respondents. x-------------------------------------------------/ ORDER This is a Second Amended Petition for Cancellation and Confirmation of the Late Registration of Michael Angelo Acbayan Caermare’s Certificate of Live Birth, herein represented by Anne Marie T. Caermare, alleging among others, that Michael Angelo Caermare was born out of wedlock on September 29, 1983 at Tudela, Misamis Occidental; that the fact of his birth was first registered with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) of Tagoloan , Misamis Oriental, by a relative of his mother without the knowledge of his parents; that unware of the previous registration, petitioner’s mother, caused the second registration of petitioner’s birth at the local Civil Registrar of Tudela, Misamis Occidental; that recently, petitioner and his parents discovered the existence of the Certificate of Live Birth registered with the LCR of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental , when they tried to secure an authenticated copy of petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth from the National Statistics Office. Thus, this Petition. This Amended Petition will be called for initial hearing on September 18, 2015, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, during which the jurisdictional requirements of publication, posting and notice to all persons who have interest which would be affected by this petition, will be proved. At the expense of the Petitioner, let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro, and in the province of Misamis Oriental. Further, let this Order, together with copies of the Amended Petition and its annexes, be posted before the initial hearing in the Bulletin Boards of this Court, City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City, Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental, and the Barangay Hall of the Barangay where the Petitioner is residing. Any interested person may, within fifteen (15) days from notice hereof, file an Opposition to the Amended Petition. Let a copy each of this Order be furnished to the Petitioner, Atty. Roy I. Macua, Office of the Solicitor General, Local Civil Registrar of Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Municipal Civil Registrar of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and the Local Civil Registrar of Misamis Oriental. SO ORDERD. ISSUED this 27th day of July, 2015, at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

(Sgd) HENRY B. DAMASING Presiding Judge

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