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Power coops to block sale of Steag’s IPPA


OROQUIETA City -- The Department of Trade and Industry, here (DTI MisOcc) has warned the public against companies offering investments but do not give a receipt or proof of payment. These receipts are very much needed to support complaints against companies/ business groups offering investment products, if any, Maritess B. Alcampado, Head, Consumers’ Welfare Division (CWD) of DTI MisOcc said. She said consumers should keep all proofs and records of transactions, such as, receipts, contracts, agreements or certificates of investments and other documents of similar nature.

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HIRTY-four electric cooperatives in Mindanao have banded together to organize a signature campaign to stop the state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) from bidding out the contracted capacity of the Steag State Power, Inc. coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental. PSALM has scheduled the bidding for the selection and appointment of an independent power producer administrator (IPPA) for

Steag on September 23. Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (Amreco) executive Power/PAGE 15

Islamic nations call for phase out of fossil fuels By BONG D. FABE, Contributing Editor

BARELY two months since the Pope Francis issued the papal encyclical letter Laudato Si urging the world’s

1.2 billion Catholics to join the fight against climate change, Islamic leaders fuels/PAGE 15

MARANGALORE. Individual and bulk buyers start arriving outside the St. Mary’s Academy in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City to buy Marang from Lanao del Norte province known for its yummy, juicy, sweet taste. Marang vendors, without a regular place in the city’s market, chose to display the fruits outside the walls of the Academy on the side of the busy road to attract buyers. photo by bong d . fabe

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Petilla lauds Davao Sur power coop’s continued success


IGOS City -- Former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla was all praises for the continued successes achieved by the Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (Dasureco), the lone power distributor in the province.

“Dasureco is well run, and with that we become progressive,” said Petilla, who was the guest speaker during the recently-concluded 3rd Barangay Captains Forum on August 12-13, 2015 at Crisbel Crown Center here with a theme: “Dasureco and


LGUs: Partners in Driving True Inclusive Growth”. He said that the electric cooperative has been very successful in providing the people with enough power supply even in the remotest part of the province. The Dasureco has been recently rated for the three consecutive years Triple A performance by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) during the 22nd NEA-Electric Cooperatives Consultative Conference held at the Manila Hotel on August 5, 2015. During that event, all electric cooperatives under NEA were given performance assessment for the year 2014 and Dasureco has been rated as a Triple A Electric Cooperative with a 100 percent perfect score

in all aspects of operation. The highest rating of AAA will be given to power coops which are compliant to all four parameters: Financial, Institutional, Technical and Reportorial Requirements.

Meanwhile, the forum attended by 314 barangay captains from Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental was described to be one of a kind since only Dasureco all over the Philippines is the only electric

cooperative to conduct such event. Also in attendance were Hagonoy Mayor Ret. Gen. Franco Calida, Sta. Cruz Mayor Atty. Joel Ray Lopez and Digos City Mayor Atty. Joseph Peñas.

FDA issues warning on unregistered mosquito coils SURIGAO City – At least eight mosquito coils are being sold in the market although they are not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In an advisory dated July 30, 2015, the FDA said the products, “are harmful, toxic and may pose imminent danger to human and animal health.” These products are Wawang High Quality Mosquito Coil, Anlu Mosquito Coil, Frog King Mosquito Coil, Anlu Plant Fiber

Mosquito Coil, Lao Jun Mosquito Coil, Shertox Mosquito Coil, Brother Mosquito Coil, and BNC Mosquito Coil. The FDA said the safety of the abovementioned products cannot be ensured since the said products were not evaluated to be compliant to FDA regulations and ensured its safety and efficacy. In line with the said advisory, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte

provincial office warned against the use of these unregistered mosquito coils and also advised all consumers to purchase only registered Household Urban Pesticides (HUP) products, distributed by FDA licensed manufacturer/trader/distributor. The consumers were also encouraged to check for the other registered HUP products at the website consumers-corner/registeredhousehold-hazardous.

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Newly-launched models drive growth in Honda sales H ONDA Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) grew its sales by nearly half in the first seven months of the year on the strength of newlylaunched models. HCPI said its January to July car sales jumped by 48 percent to 10,467 units from

the previous year’s 7,068 units. In July alone, sales increased by 28 percent to 1,732 units from 1,353 units last year. “Among the Honda vehicles in HCPI’s lineup, the new City remains to be the company’s best seller, contributing half of Honda’s average monthly

sales,” HCPI said. The 4th generation City was launched last year. “Also contributing to the significant increase in vehicle sales are Honda’s recently launched models, the all-new Mobilio, and the all-new HRV,” HCPI said. Mobilio and HR-V, both

Apex Mining turns in a profit on higher gold, silver production APEX Mining Company Inc returned to profitability in the first six months of the year. The mining firm told the Philippine Stock Exchange that it earned P81.7 million in the January to June period, a turnaround from the P279 million loss last year. Revenue rose 72 percent to P1.176 billion from P685.1 million in the same six months of last year.

The company said higher gold and silver production led to the improvement in its bottom line. P ro du c t i on of g o l d and silver rose to 20,334 ounces and 107,036 ounces, respectively, from 11,430 and 64,660 last year. This offset the drop in average prices to $1,215 per ounce of gold and $17 per ounce of silver this year from

Moody’s maintains PLDT’s credit score MOODY’S Investors Service has kept its credit score on Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) given its dominant position in the local telecom industry. In a statement, Moody’s said it affirmed its “Baa2” issuer rating and senior

unsecured rating on PLDT. The rating outlook is stable, which means no change would transpire in the rating in the next 12 to 18 months. “Despite increasing capex and ongoing competitive pressures, PLDT’s margins Moody’s/PAGE 15

$1,295 and $20 in 2014. Apex Mining’s financial results include those of s u b s i d i ar y Mont e O ro Resources & Energy Inc (MORE), which the former acquired last October. MORE operates the Maco mine in Compostela Valley and a processing plant in Camarines Norte province. It also holds 30 percent of Service Contract 72, which contains the Sampaguita gas field northwest of Palawan province. Outside the Philippines, MORE operates mines in Mongolia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Last June, Apex Mining took over Itogon-Suyoc Resources Inc, which has mining claims and a mill in Benguet province.

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launched this year, already g ai ne d 3 , 0 0 0 and 7 0 0 reservations, respectively. “HCPI’s aggressive lineup expansion has enabled

the company to cater to the needs and desires of the Filipino customers apart from increasing its market presence,” the car company

said. HCPI’s growth for January to July period was faster than the industry’s growth at 20.3 percent.

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owadays, we find them ever ywhere. G l o b a l re f u g e e f i g u re s hit some million marks. Asylum politics? Asylylum polilicies? German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide approach to asylum policy during a global screened T V inter view last night. Well, Angela Merkel has used that inter view to call for greater efforts to cop e with a wave of migrants into Germany and other EU countries. Speaking to public broadcaster ZDF( which means “Second German C h a n n e l Te l e v i s i o n Broadcasting”) on Sunday, Chancellor Merkel s a i d t h at a lt h o u g h t h e hundreds of thousands of refugees that have arrived in Germany since the start of the year presented the authorities with a “huge challenge,” the countr y was not overwhelmed. At the same time, though, she warned that this challenge could not be met “if we operate in standard mode.” Merkel stress ed that she had already spoken to European Commission P r e s i d e nt Je a n - C l au d e Juncker about the need

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The Greatest Job hink a minute…The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when a son does wrong or behaves badly, it’s the father who should be punished since he’s the one who failed to do his job. Many men are successful in their public career and job, but failures in their most important job: being a father. One of the richest men in the world was the German Friedrich Flick. When he died, his personal fortune was $1 ½ billion. That’s 1 thousand, 5 hundred million! He owned 300 different companies and was respected as one of the smartest businessmen in the world. He seemed to make all the right moves. Yet with all of his world-class success, wealth, and power, He could not control his own children. He could put big companies together, but he could not put his own family together. So after he died, his children fought for years over his money; and all the experts tried to clean up the big mess of broken pieces Flick left behind because of his failure as a father. So he actually died a poor man and failure at his most important job. The famous army General, Doug las MacAr thur, is thought by many to be one


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Jhan Tiafau Hurst of the greatest military leaders of all time. He led the Allied armies to victory over the Japanese in World War II. Later he was the leader of the United Nations forces in Korea. Yet even though he was such a great success as a military leader, MacArthur did not think it was his most important job or success. In 1942 he said this in a public speech: “By profession, I am a soldier, and take great pride in that. But I am much prouder, to be a father. It is my hope in life, that when I am gone, my son will remember me not from my victories on the battlefield, but from my leadership and example in the home.” In World War II, every morning General MacArthur hurst/PAGE 7

for the European Union to develop a common policy on asylum. She s a i d s h e a l s o i nt e n d e d to r ai s e t h e i s s u e w it h French President Francois Hollande in the near future. Well, it seems, once again, she remains with all her efforts regarding t h i s bu r n i ng Eu rop e an problem. Is it really the next ‘next grand European project’? “The asylum issue could be the next grand European project, in which we will see if we a re re a l l y a b l e t o t a k e c o n c e r t e d a c t i o n ,” t h e chancellor said. In the short term though, she said Germany’s priority had to be housing the migrants who continue to enter the countr y in unprecedented numbers. This, she said, included getting refugees currently being housed in tents into containers or better before winter sets in. T h e c h a n c e l l or a l s o pitched the idea of extending the list of “safe countries of origin,” to help discourage asylum seekers from Balkan countries, who may b e f le eing p over t y, but

where no armed conflicts currently exist. Here too, the chancellor said, the goal should be developing an EU-wide policy. The German Interior Minist r y has est imated t h at a tot a l of 4 5 0 , 0 0 0 people will apply for asylum by the end of 2015 - although it is expected to revise this number upward in the next few days. Around half of those who have arrived so far are from countries in the Balkans and have almost no chance of being granted asylum in Germany. T h e c h a n c e l l or a l s o condemned a recent spate of attacks on shelters being used to house asylum s e e k e r s i n G e r m a n y, saying “this is unworthy of our countr y. There is no justification for this.” The IMF ’s managing d i r e c t o r, C h r i s t i n e Lagarde, has said the Fund will take its decision in the autumn, depending u p o n w h e t h e r At h e n s meets conditions related to p e ns i on re for m and debt relief. “Ms. Lagarde, the head of the IMF, made very clear that if these conditions are met, she will recommend

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t o t h e I M F b o a r d t h at the IMF takes part in the pro g r am ,” Me rkel s ai d. “I have no d oubt s t hat w h at M s . L a g ard e s ai d will become reality.” In my opinion, s o m e h o w, e v e r y t h i n g remains as black-an-white portrayal, as the way older older history books make seem everything the same way. The world hasn’t to deal with refugees for the first time. Or, do financial reasons matter most? +++ Email : dor ing klau s @ g or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines . blo g spot. com. or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot. com .

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IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him…” (Proverbs 11:1, the Holy Bible). -ooo SM A RTM AT IC ’ S GOODWILL AMONG G O V E R N M E N T OFFICIALS: I don’t know how Smartmatic does it, but it seems it has an incredible amount of goodwill among officials of government who have something to do with elections, starting with the Commission on Elections, to enable it to be romping off with contracts allowing it to handle electoral exercises in this country almost unchallenged, the forthcoming 2016 polls, in particular. Did we not hear many p eople questioning t he integrity of the 2010 and 2013 elections that Smartmatic handled for the Philippines? Did they not attribute fraudulent manipulation in the results it released, especially in connection with the 2013 midterm elections where a 60-30-10 pattern of vote apportionment favoring administration candidates was fully confirmed by information technolog y experts? Did we not also hear many people questioning why, inexplicably, Smartmatic had been standing firm

in its refusal to release technical information about its system, especially its source code for the 2013 elections, despite Supreme Court orders for it to do so? Did we not hear, further, people complaining about its having removed the security features of the machines it used for the elections in 2010 and 2013? -ooo WHY CHOOSE SMARTMATIC AGAIN FOR 2016? And so, the inevitable question crops up once more: why choose Smartmatic again for the crucial 2016 presidential elections? Is there no one e l s e w h o c an d o w h at Smartmatic is supposed to be doing during elections? And, indeed, why are the people who were loudly protesting Smartmatic’s continuing involvement in Phi lippine ele c t ions suddenly became silent? What is more important, as far as I can see, is the i ne x pl i c abl e s i l e nc e of candidates vying for the pre s i d e nc y i n 2 0 1 6 on the issue of Smartmatic’s continuing grip on Philippine elections. Either t h e y a re c onv i n c e d of Sm ar t m at i c’s i nte g r it y, c ont r ar y to t he cl ai ms of cr it ic a l infor mat ion technology experts, or they are simply uncaring. It was thus a welcome sight that two small political

parties, the Kilusang Bagong L i p u n a n ( K B L ) of t h e Marcoses and the Partido ng Lapiang Manggagawa ( P L M ) o f l a w y e r Jo s e Miguel Malvar Villegas, jointly filing a case against Smartmatic and its use of the discredited election machines known as PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines, but then nothing is ever heard of that case again. -ooo HOW TO ASSURE A FAIR 2016 ELECTIONS: If I were to be insistent on assuring a fair fight for 2016, I should be concerned and be doing something like what the KBL and the PLM had done recently, and more. I would be mounting a noisy campaign to bring out all the previous issues about alleged cheating in the use of PCOS machines, because it is only by being noisy that we can compel the authorities to act. The fact is that, there are now many recorded cases of election cheating during the elections handled by Smartmatic, in Nueva Ecija, in Pasay City, and in many other places for example, which can be used as starting point for an honest to goodness investigation of what Smartmatic had been doing, and how far PCOS machines can be manipulated. The time to act is now,

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Atty. Batas Mauricio while elections are still a l m o st a ye ar aw ay. It would do well for everyone, Smartmatic and the Comelec included, as well as the entire Aquino government, to prove the accuracy and truthfulness of these PCOS machines. Otherwise, the 2016 results will once again b e branded as cheated, destabilizing whoever would be proclaimed. -ooo PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go t o w w w. f a c e b o o k . c om / angtangingdaan or www. and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: -30-


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RP pastry business grows as Pinoy taste evolves Red Ribbon capitalizes on Filipinos’ predisposition to turn the ordinary into unforgettable sweet moments

In a survey released in 2013 by the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), the number of manufacturing establishments for 2010 reached more than 16,000. Interestingly enough, manufacturers of breads, pastries, cakes, pies and other similar perishable bakery products accounted for 20.3 percent or more than 3,000 of the total number of establishments. This was a far cry from a time when small, independent neighborhood bakeries catered mostly to residents of small towns and barangays to the massive industry that it is today where bakeries are now conspicuously present in malls and other large commercial areas. The industry has grown to what is now a large scale concern also evidenced, not only the proliferation of many branches by the key players, but also by the entry of foreign brands. The growth of the industry has not only been a source of employment; it has been responsible for changing the way Filipinos

eat and enjoy food that was, only a few decades ago, not the usual fare. “Decades ago, the usual merienda would be the regular Filipino fare, the kakanins,” said Zinnia Rivera, general manager of Red Ribbon. “Today, cakes, pastries and breads have now become common food items in Filipino homes and enjoyed every day.” As one of the leading bakeries in the country, Red Ribbon has endeavored to make the consumption of cakes, breads and pastries a regular fare. What sets the company apart is its inherent understanding of the market that allows it to innovate its product offerings to better delight customers. Aside from its bestselling favorites like Black Forest, Triple Chocolate roll, Butter Mamon, and Dedication Cakes, Red Ribbon leads in developing flavors and variants that celebrate the many occasions Filipinos observe such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,

Christmas, Easter, and the like. “We have always made it a point to understand what our consumers want and what resonates with them especially when

celebratory occasions are concerned.” Rivera added. Rivera said that the company is a firm believer in reinventing best-selling items into limited edition offerings that celebrate a

much-loved occasion. Its classic and novel sweet offerings have never failed to impress and endear the brand to its consumers because it touches the heart where it matters. “I believe that that the ability to re-invent our products is what keeps us relevant to our consumers,” she added. For instance, we have developed many new variants of mamons and cakes that have since become favorites such as the Cookies and Cream Mamon, Caramel Mamon,

Choco Banana Split Cake, and Dedication Cakes, just to name a few.” Today, Red Ribbon remains a much-loved brand in the minds and hearts of its customers because it has succeeded where it matters most: in being a part of everyday sweet moments for Filipino families for many years now. And for as long as Filipinos come together, Red Ribbon will remain relevant and will always lead in evolving the way we strengthen family ties.

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What does it takes to be a good leader? A good leader should possess good system of values. In a workplace, there are different personalities that can test one’s abilities and skills of being a good leader. Being bossy would annoy everyone which eventually creates gossip among others. Praising instead of criticizing

would boast ones ego and motivated more to perform well. A leader who always finds fault to anyone does not make right judgment but it will just define who you are because good governance will create a successful work environment. This environment will create happi nes s to ev er y one around.

The Adopt-a-School program in its push to assist poor Filipino children By Rex C. Robledo San Guinto Elementary School Pangantucan North District

Education is a tool bridging parents and students’ dream toward its realization. However, most of the time, economic problems hinder Filipino families to send their children to school and attain their dreams. Public Basic Education owns one of the biggest share in national budget. Sad to say though, increasing student population made it impossible for this allotment to be enough. This is one reason behind educational programs

implemented by national government through Department of Education. One of these program aids is the Adopt-aSchool program. This program allows private entities to assist a public schools in terms of, but not limited to, staff and faculty development for training and further education, construction of facilities, upgrading of existing facilities, provision of books, publications and other instructional materials and modernization of instructional

technologies. Adopt-a-School is an aid to lack of budget for Education while it create partnerships between government and private organizations that only prove how powerful it is to unite for a good cause that cares a lot about education of Filipino children. Program as Adopt-a-School is a helpful aid to millions of Filipino families who dream for their children’s educational achievement despite of financial instability. DepEd and private entities should keep their passion burning in helping these families for this is a big contribution to a dynamic nation-building.

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DA-11’s SOA produces 453 farmer graduates DAVAO City -- Some 453 farmers in the Davao Region have graduated from SchoolOn-The-Air (SOA) on corn production of the Department of

Agriculture (DA) regional office this month. Davao del Norte has the biggest number of farmer graduates with 196, followed by Compostela Valley

Encourage responsible computer usage among students By Rex C. Robledo San Guinto Elementary School Pangantucan North District

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” − Bill Gates Modern technologies are created to upscale our kind of daily life. It is true that the invention of these advanced materials somehow made our tasks and activities easier and faster, making life more comfortable. Computers have made several changes in this world. In earlier times when computers are not yet invented, students rely and engage in activities using technologies. Despite also on the lack of these highdefinition gadgets, students still gain good and high grades. In this era, industrial evolution occurs. It envelopes the age of modern technology

where almost everything are high-definition. There also come a time that if students are not properly guided, good study habits change. Once they got used in using computers, there is a possibility that they will be attracted to other services offered by these gadgets such as games, social networking sites. Worse is students will be hooked to this activity, diverting their attention from studying to playing. The existence of technology is a great help to humanity. It gives comfort and saves time. However, when used irresponsibly, it could also be a tool, pushing people to practice beyond necessary. People should not forget that they are humans. They can think. They could use technology responsibly. Computers should not control them.

province with 125, Davao City with 116, while Davao Oriental has 13 and 3 graduates in Davao del Sur. SOA is a training course on agricultural crops and commodities wherein a farmer will graduate after their participation and learning through radio focuses. The program which started from May to July was aired over DXRD 711 kHz, Sunshine Radio from 4 a.m.-5 a.m. every Monday to Saturday. DA 11 Regional Director Remelyn R.

Recoter personally thanked the farmer graduates for the continuous support they have given to the agency. “I hope you can apply the knowledge you have acquired during the SOA program and sana makatulong ito sa inyong pangkabuhayan (I hope this will help in your livelihood,” Recoter said. She also emphasized that the farmers played a big role in achieving food security in the region. She assured that DA 11 will continue to provide programs and trainings needed by the

Brigada Eskwela By Vivian J. Adajar San Miguel E/S

There has been no other best way to show compassion concern and cooperation towards the improvement of our public schools. In the effort to bring forth the spirit of cooperation the Department of Education greatly touched everybody’s heart and all throughout encouraged volunteerism to all walks of life in the society. The brigadaEskwela or the “ National Schools

Maintenance Week” helps every school to prepare for the school opening. It is really one big event of the year which shows a touch of love to the schools because it aims to help not only the teachers but the school children as well. In this sense pupils will be very eager to come to school generally motivated, prepared and ready for the start of the school year.

farmers to help enhance their livelihood. The graduates received certificates, information, education campaign materials and graduation T-shirt from DA 11. They also got the chance to win sacks of corn seeds and cassava stalks during the raffle draw. Based on the AgriPinoy Corn Program of DA, corn is the second most important crop in the Philippines wherein 14 million Filipinos prefer white corn as their main staple and yellow corn accounts for about

50% of livestock mixed feeds. Meanwhile, cassava is a tropical root crop that provides the staple food of an estimated 800 million people worldwide. Grown almost exclusively by lowincome, smallholder farmers, it is one of the few staple crops that can be produced efficiently on a small scale, without the need for mechanization or purchased inputs, and in marginal areas with poor soils and unpredictable rainfall. (PNA)


to learn wisdom. Then I, his father, will dare to say ‘I have not failed in life.’” So dad, never forget: your child’s life will be determined by how hard you work…at being a father! And the only One Who can give you the strength, wisdom, and love you need to succeed at your most important job is your own Father in heaven. So today, won’t you ask God to forgive you, and to take charge of your heart and character? He will help you to start becoming the strong, loving and successful father your children need. Just Think a Minute…

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read his Bible and prayed this prayer: “Lord, help me teach my son to be strong enough to know when he is weak. A son who will be honest and brave when he loses, but humble and kind when he wins. Help me build a son who is strong in hard times, and has compassion for those who fail. Help me build a son whose character is right, and whose standard is high. A son who masters himself, before he tries to master others. Lord, give him humility and true strength, and an open mind

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if people are talking about you, it means that you are relevant. Here is a nice excerpt from the book… "Give love to others through kindness, encouragement, by Michelle Francisco support, gratitude or any good feeling. It would come back to you and multiply itself, bringing was reading one of love to every area of my favorite books your life including this morning, The Power by Rhonda Byrne. your health, money, happiness and career. It’s such an amazing Give negativity to others book about the “law through criticism, anger, of attraction”. I have impatience or any bad read this book several feeling, you will receive times already and I that negativity back always learn something - guaranteed! And as new everytime I read the negativity comes it. In the part about back, it multiplies Relationships, you itself, attracting more can find a topic about negativity, which affects gossiping. I decided to the rest of your life.” write about it because, The Power for sure, many of you I have been a victim can relate, right? In of people gossiping relation to this, there about me. I’m sure are only two kinds of people. It’s either you are all of you have also the one who is gossiping experienced that some time in your life. Before, about someone else when I wasn’t that aware or you are the topic. I prefer the latter because yet of how life works, I


used to deal with those people head-on and put them where they belong. As I’ve said, I am a Leo. I can be the sweetest person or I can also be heartless depending on various situations. I know, I can be intimidating at times because of how I look, how I talk (because I am a very passionate person so I really say what I feel) or I really don’t know. Maybe that’s just the way I am. I am prone to be a target of weak minded people. I used to waste my time proving my point and that I am right. But then in the end, I have always wished that I had never done those things because I just wasted my time and energy. I used to have friends whom every time we meet, they just talked about other people on how they’re living their lives and how they should live it. They even often did that to some of our common friends. I

thought, if they did that to some of our friends then for sure they also did or are still doing the same to me behind my back. And, I was right. I cannot listen to people who’s main topic everytime we meet is other people. And, it’s contagious that you will sometimes tend to go with the flow without realizing that you are also already gossiping. It's literally draining. When you are out with your friends, observe their behavior. If you find yourself surrounded with those kinds of people, you need better friends. Trust me, life is so much better when you start surrounding yourself with positive people. You’ll have peace, happiness and love. You will attract all the good things and instantly see the positive changes in your life. I am not perfect. I’ve had my fair share of making comments. But I tell you, I wouldn’t have said those comments if they weren’t true and really necessary. But one thing is for sure, I don’t judge other people, especially my friends, because I hate it when they do that to me. I was never the diplomatic type of a person. I am more of the 'what I feel I say it’ type and I can say it straight to their faces. It was just recently that I am slowly learning the art of diplomacy. I have a good teacher, my husband, Elmer. When you have already learned how life works, you always try to use it to your advantage. That’s why it is very important to always learn something new, something worthwhile and something that would help you grow as a person. Criticizing, hating and finding faults in another person is not giving love. You will just



attract more bad vibes into your own lives. We are given all kinds of people in our lives and it’s up to us to choose who to keep or who to let go. There is no need to prove them wrong or to change them. I have friends from all walks of life and it’s very important to choose your friends based on the kindness of their hearts. Some people use all kinds of situations to challenge you, provoke you, make you want to have revenge, anger, hatred or annoy you but always choose love and turn away from the negativity (I learned this the hard way). Don’t fall for any of them. After all, they can only affect you up to the extent that you would allow them. Therefore, they would just be hurting themselves. Here’s more from the book, "Gossip seems harmless on the surface, but it can cause a lot of negative things in people’s lives. Gossip is not giving love. Gossip is giving negativity and that’s exactly what you receive back. Gossip is not harmful to the person who is being spoken of, gossip harms those gossiping!” In short, we need to be mindful of not sticking our nose in other people’s business, because their business might get stuck in our nose then we’ll have a big problem. It is very important to learn how to react to those kinds of people. If you find yourself feeling angry or upset, the best thing to do is to walk away and spend a couple of minutes doing or thinking about the things you love and make you happy until you feel so much better. Like for me, I spend time with my family, I look at my view and realize how blessed I am because not everyone

has this beautiful view from their bedrooms. It’s the fastest way to feel better. It’s also the fastest way to become the master of your feelings and your life. The best revenge is to live your life to the fullest! In life, there is duality. Love and hate. Light and dark. Heat and cold. So, if there are lovers there are also haters. You just need to practice how you deal with life’s imperfections (negatives) to use them to your advantage. After all, your haters are actually your biggest fans so I laugh when I see an attack attempt made for me because I may be doing something great because they won’t waste their time talking about insignificant people. I remember one afternoon, I thought about each and every one of my haters and I compared my life to theirs. Then I realized, I am doing far better than all of them. Have you seen a hater doing better than you? I haven't... Take the power out of them by simply ignoring them. When you’re in joy, your force field is strong and no negativity can penetrate it. Quotes as promised.... "Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.” - René Descartes “A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them and to dominate them.” Oscar Wilde “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” - Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor)

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Instilling values among children midst the changing world By Teresa C. Quidato T-III Dilapa Integrated School

School is the place where students learn more about life and the world they live. It is the place where they know number through Math, verbs through English and advancing technologies through Computer Science, among others. It is as well serve as ground where wrong attitudes are corrected and right ones enhanced, through Values Education. In a site online, it is given that in today’s world, teaching values to our youth is more important than ever. From the moment they are born, children are extremely impressionable. They begin to form their opinions

and view of the world before they even hit their adolescence. As educators, together with parents, they are children’s biggest and number one influences ,and it is their responsibility to teach youth about core values so they may grow up to be caring, confident and respectful adults. The world is advancing and changing. Along with this are the changing of mindset, perspective and attitude of individuals living in an advanced generation. Hence, it is important that values education should be stressed and instill in the minds of individuals of this generation.

A Successful Athlete By Vivian J. Adajar San Miguel E/S

Not everyone is inclined to sports. An athletic skill is a gift to a certain individual who possessed such talent. A skill and talent by which harnessed could bring him to fame and fortune. But to be one isn’t easy. He should possess exceptional physical attributes and traits in order to make the most of his talent.Foremost he should have a body that is physically fit and strong to be able to compete well. In competitions he should play fairly and whether he wins or loses accepts humbly whatever it takes.

When he wins, he should not boast and when he loses he should not make excuses and blame. To be a winner then goes through a rigid training which greatest key is discipline. An athlete weapon to success. When he succeeds he should avoid to be conceited. Most especially he should always think that there is always somebody better. So he should always be openminded and always have a good will to congratulate that better person because a successful athlete takes too have a strong heart.


LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GINGOOG CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Respondent. X----------------------------------------ORDER The petition being sufficient in form and substance, the same is given due course. Let the Hearing of this Petition be set on OCTOBER 7, 2015 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any interested party may oppose the petition within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition or from the last day of publication whichever comes first. The Clerk of Court is directed to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Likewise, let copy of this Order and Petition be furnished the office of the Solicitor General, the Deputy City Prosecutor, the Local Civil Registrar of Gingoog City. SO ORDERED.

Done this 5th day of August, 2015 at Gingoog City.

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How to get a teaching job By MARY JANE G. BARRIO Master Teacher I Lingating Elementary School Lingating, Baungon, Bukidnon

THE road to earning a teaching job begins in your days as an intern teacher. If you’ve been doing well in your practicum semester or year, then chances are the school which hosted you will hire you first as a reliever teacher and ultimately, a

subject-specific mentor. After earning your teaching credential which of course consists of you graduating, securing your diploma and passing your licensure, the next step is to find your teaching job. Unlike other bachelor’s

degrees such as business administration or philosophy, most if not all Education graduates ultimately wind up teaching. There is no shortage of teaching positions here in the country. That’s because all children need to study. Teachers at all grade levels and in all academic subjects are always necessary. Some academic subjects like mathematics, chemistry and physics are

generally in higher demand. It’s important that your resume is always current. Make sure your resume includes all of your educational information as well as any honors, awards or distinctions that you may have received. Remember that all DepEd headhunters are schooled in psychology, not just in Education so they will always scrutinize your resume deeply.

Gaining understanding in Math through skills enhancement By Rosemarie R. Bacus Apyao Elementary School Quezon I District

Mathematics is a subject that requires application of critical thinking and analysis. In addition, it involves mathematical symbols that sometimes cause confusion to students. Because of this, not everyone loves the subject. However, as passing the subject is a must, students should find avenues to solve their Math problem, such as

enhancing their mathematical skills. Enhancing skills starts from determining the basics and familiarize them. It is important to understand mathematical concepts and facts too, and make logical connections between these two. Mr. Peter Alfeld, an instructor at University of Utah in United States, enumerated ideas on

how to improve mathematical skills. In his published article online, he said that a student should understand mathematics in a simple way. It means that it is not necessary to memorize recipes, formulas, definitions or theorems. It is also important to acquire mathematical understanding. Alfeld said that it is better to always strive for understanding as opposed to memorization. If it means reviewing all way back square one, then do it.

It should be remembered also to never be bothered clarifying what confuses you, because once unclarified, many other topics will come confusing after it. Reading books is also a great help to enhance learning abilities in Mathematics. True, Math is nervewracking to the point that it is loathed by most. However, for someone willfull towards learning it, it just takes right amount of understanding and self-discipline.

The GO! Education of DepEd By Rex C. Robledo San Guinto Elementary School Pangantucan North District

Department of Education is continuing its fight to ensure the delivery of quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education among Filipino children. For having Education as a tool, Filipinos can have the benefits of success in the future. Greater Opportunities! Education is another program created to bring advocacies on education reform closer

to Filipino people. It is one strategy designed by education department in order to provide “education for all.” In realizing this, Department of Education sought supports from Philippines Business for Education (PBEd), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), believing that

collaboration among them would result in improving access and quality basic education. This advocacy has long been started. It further aims to address the need to inform and engage the general public and its internal stakeholders in its mission in providing Education for All in the Philippines. There are three prime components focused in the program. These are curriculum enhancements through K to 12 Basic Education program, provision of sufficient resources

to eliminate basic education input gaps and improvements to quality of teachers and teaching. Promotions has been made to further campaign GO! Education and gain public involvement. There are mall exhibits being done, media exposures and as well online campaigns through social media. Education is a right of Filipino children. They deserved to be educated for it is the best possible key in opening greater opportunities.


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Benefits of a Master in Education

Addressing gaps through Inclusive Education

By MARY JANE G. BARRIO Master Teacher I Lingating Elementary School Lingating, Baungon, Bukidnon

By Rex C. Robledo San Guinto Elementary School Pangantucan North District

TEACHERS are generally not required to have a Masters in Education but it is needed if one intends to be promoted. From a mere classroom teacher, the road to promotion of a public schoolteacher in the Philippines starts with one becoming a head teacher. Then from there, he or she would become a principal then a supervisor until one reaches becoming a division superintendent. Nobody reaches the level of being a head teacher if one is

not a Master in Education. And nobody will become a head teacher if one has not taught in a public school. That is why each teacher from the private sector that I know would do their best to transition themselves into the public school system. And moreover, educators across the country do recognize the value of an advanced degree. After all, it’s never a bad idea to go to graduate school. You’d learn new ideas when you go to graduate school.

Inclusive Education is a program of Department of Education which approach is to educate students having special educational needs. Under this inclusion model, students spend their schooling non-disabled students. Inclusive Education aims to demonstrate among special children the positive of education at a normal classroom setting, leaving the fears of having an environment of stigma, exclusion, and various forms of negligence. Department of Education revealed that in the year 2013, Special Education Program of the Philippines has only catered 2% of the targeted 2.2 million children

with disabilities, especially those living under vulnerable conditions, on why there is a need for Inclusive Education. Further, this Inclusive Education let students feel strong sense of belonging, learn to interact respectfully with others and learn to understand and appreciate diversity. This program garners efforts from communities through encouraging parents and guardians to take an active role on the life in school. People are hopeful that Inclusive Education could fill the gaps on the educational problems the country is facing, as it created for that purpose.

Few identified causes of drop-out among students By Teresa C. Quidato T-III Dilapa Integrated School

Not all children feel the interest of going to school especially if they face hard situations at their young age, that they choose to just leave schooling at that. Poverty is identified as one major cause of drop-out. In fact, 36% of students in year 2012 has been reported in dropping out after elementary and 44% in high school because of economical problems and the like. Surveys

even revealed that children often select to leave school and help their parents earn a living. Family also affects student performance and further cause drop-out. Family characteristic is considered as the most important predictor of schooling achievement. For example, if a child belongs to family where conflicts often arise, it would affect him emotionally. The

trauma and fear will lessen his self-confidence, interest and eventually, the drive on his daily life that include schooling. School is also viewed as a reason for student dropout. In researches, school characteristics can affect student performance and achievement. Situations like a student finding it hard to cope up on school system and thus, discouraging him to continue onwards. Characteristics also including school practices and processes, resources, size,

pupil-teacher ratio, student composition and location, can affect student interest and could further encourage him to stop schooling. Despite the fact that hard experiences could push people to strive hard just to attain education, it is also true that people could be discouraged and live life as it is. However, it is the role of schools and people that could possibly be involved to address the problem of student drop-outs and entice children back to schooling.

DISASTER……….. By guia salingay susana

How would you react when you are in this situation….Could you still manage to Thank God for the Crisis you are undergoing? (A true story) This is a story of my mother’s friend named Roy. He is 45 years old happily married and have two sons, they have their own house and they have a not- so- big store but have a consistent customers. Roy worked in an established company while his wife manages their business. On July 18, 2015, one of the crew of the company he is working was electrocuted, fatal, was brought to the hospital but was declared DOA ( Dead on Arrival ). All the employees of that company were saddened

about the incident since this man who was electrocuted was a sincere and dedicated employee that his performance when appraised will be compared to the performance of a three crew members. Roy , on the other hand cannot express his feelings since he is the president of the group where this victim was a member. He gathered the members of their group to meet and discuss among others their activities in relation to the wake. Every night he went there to monitor because there was a schedule of vigil among all the employees created. On July 22, Tuesday, it was the schedule of their group for vigil. He was very busy cooking

supper for the bereaved family, He manages the serving of the “painit” assisted by the members and the dinner. After the short program or Tributes, My mother and other members left the place because it was already dawn leaving him there still serving coffee to the mourners. At around 1:30 a.m. , when they ( my mother) were about to pass at their residence three kilometers away from the place of the wake, they noticed a fire, becoming fierce and to find out it was the house of Roy that was burning, during that moment there was still no Firemen , they were very much scared and trembling with fear, but they can do nothing and later on, the Firemen arrived, my mother called Roy’s friend who was still there with him

informing him of the fire. But when he arrived his house was already consumed by fire and it was fortunate enough that his wife and his two sons have evacuated before the fire grows big. They comforted him, they were depressed thinking this man busied himself serving the mourners at the wake and in just seconds….. OH ! HE WAS CRYING, DEPRESSED… BUT THEY APPRECIATED HIM BECAUSE INSPITE OF THE DILEMMA, HE SAID “ THANK YOU LORD, FOR SAVING MY FAMILY”. A GRATEFUL HEART…to consider that everything burned was just material things and THE BEST IS YET TO COME FOR THEM… WE ARE STILL PRAYING FOR THEIR COMFORT…AND THE SOONEST RECOVERY FROM DEPRESSION….

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CRC ADVOCACY By BERNADETTE N. CAÑETE Teacher III San Miguel Elementary School San Miguel, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

Courtesy Respect Cleanliness Courtesy is being polite and having good manners. When you speak courteously to others you give them feeling of being valued and respected. You reap what you sow. If you want to be respected, respect others. Respect is a value that keeps everyone in school and in everywhere interact pleasantly.

Cleanliness, it doesn’t mean the physical aspect only but cleanliness denotes to be clean in thoughts, in words and in deeds. If you think of good things, it would be a package. You can do all good things and surely make our surroundings clean. To be an advocate of CRC makes everyone happy because happiness is not given, it is made from within.

Technology in Education By Grace T. Palahang Salawagan National High School

In many countries today’s students are referred to as “digital natives”, and today’s educators as “digital i m m i g r a n t s ”. Te a c h e r s are working with students whose entire lives have been immersed in the 21st century media culture. Today ’s students are digital learners – they literally take in the world via the filter of computing devices: the celphones, handheld gaming devices, tablets, Iphones, Ipads and laptops they take everywhere, plus the computers, TVs, and game consoles at home. Even toddlers utilize multimedia devices and the Internet with tools such as handheld video games. Preschoolers easily navigate these electronic, multimedia resources on games in which they learn colors, numbers, letters, spelling, and more complex tasks such as mixing basic colors to create new colors, problem-solving activities, and reading. All around us, people are learning with the aid of new technologies: children are playing complex video games, workers are interacting with simulations that put them in challenging situations, students are taking courses at online high schools and colleges, and adults are consulting Wikipedia. New technologies create learning opportunities that challenge traditional schools and colleges. These new learning niches enable people of all ages to pursue learning

on their own terms. People around the world are taking their education out of school into homes, libraries, Internet cafes, and workplaces, where they can decide what they want to learn. Moreover, the Department of Education pushes through the so called Modular Instruction and the Open High School Program (OHSP). Students were able to study at home and be able to complete their education without coming to school regularly. They are free to use the technology by all means in order to finish the given requirements to them. Education is viewed as equal access for all with the help of the new technology. Technology is changing but what is impor tant to learn in a variety of ways. There are new literacies that are becoming important, such as creating videos, animations, and web sites. Computers can carry out all the algorithms taught through graduate school, and yet mathematical reasoning is more important than ever. Hence we should spend time teaching students to solve sophisticated problems u s i n g c o m p u te r s r at h e r than executing algorithms that computer s do well. Memorizing information is becoming less important with the web available, but people do need to learn how to find information, recognize when they need more information, and evaluate what they find.

“Lack of Books in the Public Schools, How does Learning?” By ELLEN B. YONG Teacher I Patpat Elementary School Patpat, Malitbog, Bukidnon

Books are teachers’ tool for learning. It is basically our weapon in imparting good knowledge to our pupils. But in some areas, especially in our school, it is the risk of the teachers handling subjects with one book as teachers use, and no books for the pupils. In our school, for 5 years in the field of teaching, it was a good challenge on my part when handling lower grades. I was a combination

class teacher for grades one and two in the primary school since 2009. The real situation was there when from the training of grade one K to 12 curriculum education in the very beginning in my teaching we had only one teachers guide in Filipino, which the fact until the present we had it only one, given from the central school. As a teacher; a knowledge imparter, at first we find it

hard on how to teach well with our learners. Pupils consumed much of their times in copying rather than listening on teachers discussion. As to learners, they prefer to copy from the board than spending an amount for photocopies, which a great burden for their part. A common quote from them “wala man gani bugas, magbayad na nuon sa Xerox. Kamahal!” Throwback: as a young teacher, I kept on blaming the government, the Department particularly, for not providing our school and so with our

learners with all the needed materials, particularly books for reading purposes. At present, as I am maturing, I find the right answer. It is not on the number of books we received, for us to impart good knowledge to our pupils. It is how we as teachers look for remedies in solving the common problem that our public schools encountered not just in Bukidnon but even in other regions. How can teacher impart such quality education if there are no books? How can pupils answer their assignments properly, do

their activities or experiments when there are no references? The modern teachers now have so many accesses in searching for the answer of those above questions. Today, the Department of Education Computerization Program was a big help, Find teaching as more interesting as to sharing good ideas with my pupils. Lacking of books becomes a less problem as to my part. The using and application of our new technologies such as computers, educational television and others are great help in the teaching learning

process. As educators, we will not depend only on books just to be bookish but let us also help our department in imparting good knowledge to our youth. Classroom teachers as front liners should be initiative enough in finding ways to make teaching an interested one. These shows that the learning of our pupils is not measured on the number of books we had in our classrooms, but on teachers eagerness to look for the solution of that problem as to meet the needs of the learners.

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A Valley of Hope By Jasmen S. Litub Dagumbaan Elementary School

At the heart of the Province of Bukidnon, there lies a place of competence. Dagumbaan Elementary School, a school in Maramag III district in the Division of Bukidnon. It is named after its barangay established in early 1950’s. Barangay Dagumbaan is a valley situated approximately 23 kilometers west of Maramag public and private Bukidnon which is the center of Bukidnon Province. The place is a mixture of various tribal groups who came since early 1950’s and enjoyed the vast tract of lowland now planted with rice, corn and sugarcane as well as banana exported thru DOLE, Philippines. Cebuano is the common dialect used in the community. It has a total land area of approximately 24,000 square meters. It is blessed with facilities and amenities that geared towards the total wholesome development of the clienteles. Dagumbaan Elementary School is one of the performing schools in the division. The pupils and teachers of the said school geared numerous awards in the district, division, region and even in National level in the contest such as journalism, Science Fair and Quest, and DepEdnomics. The school was recognized as level II in the School Based Management (SBM) assessment of the

Department of Education. This institution won the 1st in search for the Best in Bridaga Esk wela Implementer in the division of Bukidnon for the school year 20142015 and also maintain its honor for qualifying the same category the current year. This manifest the strong tight of cooperation and bayanihan system among its internal and external stakeholders. With the years it serve in the valley of Dagumbaan, the school produced numbered professionals in and outside t h e c o u n t r y. L a w y e r s , engineers, teachers, doctors and other employees and employers alumni of the school recognized their alma mater by their continuous support in every endeavor the school have. For the people in the community regarded education as a vital component of change and a chance for a better life. The pupils remain enthusiast in learning knowledge and skills. They learn best and enjoy staying at school. The molders of the young keep themselves updated with the recent trends of education and unselfishly trained and s u p p o r t w hatever q u e s t the school will take. It is the unique culture of the school, a culture existed and will exists in Dagumbaan Elementary School where the place I learned and the place I serve.

Parental Role for Child’s Misbehavior By Cristin Dagatan Tingson Teacher 1 Pag-asa Elementary School Purok Pag-asa Salawagan Quezon, Bukidnon

“I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control”, says Tim Ferris. Misbehavior of a child is the most common problem of the parents nowadays, some might say that they that disciplined is the best way to correct the behavior of a child but discipline means a lot of things. Let’s have the dictionary defines discipline as punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. But nowadays punishing a child is prohibited by the law you can be imprison for punishing a child. What's the parent supposed to do if the kid is going crazy and won't listen? A small smack or a spanking seems only appropriate. If you slap them across the face, or punch them it's a different story. Hitting your children can cause them to misbehave and eventually start hitting other kids, thinking it’s just okay. As a child i was hit for my misbehavior and it caused my mother abusing me. Hitting your children can easily get carried away.

Abuse is different from discipline. There are abusive parents out there that strongly believe they’re doing the right thing by beating up their child, but other parents are very good at disciplining their children without having flared up. Some kids nowadays don’t respect their elders and misbehave. A slap on the hand or small spanking can always straighten any children who misbehave. "Action speaks louder than words", as long you do not go too far as to beat the kids because punishment should be a small spanking or slap on the hand. It is the reason why people are against physical punishment, because they tend to get carried away. A slap on the hand or small spanking is not considered (in my opinion) a beating, but more of a lesson that the child learns doing what right than wrong. Parents out there like as I am, let’s not be weary in well doing for in due season we’ll reap all those good seed we’ve sown if we never faint we could reap the fruit of our labor as promised by the heavenly father- the parent of us all!

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My Journey As A Teacher (Anchored on Professional Teachers Code of Ethics)

By Edrix A. Branzuela MT — I, Kitaotao National High School

It’s a dream come true that I become a teacher. I was a high school student then when I began dreaming that someday I would become a teacher. On top of that dream is to teach the young Filipino children who need an education so that their lives must be uplifted from ignorance and poverty. Such dream was supplemented by sacrifices, hard works and good qualities in actions I was able to achieved it. It was coupled by a promise that if I become a teacher I should be one of the basic quality education provider/ agent to all Filipino children. I am ver y for tunate since I am assigned in my high school alma mater and in the community where I grew up. Now that I’m already in my more than 10 years of teaching, my dreams and promises become stronger as I look at the needy Filipino children for a quality basic education. From the different learning situations which I have encountered, I learned that above all things as teacher, we shall always acknowledge the Almighty God Jesus Christ who is the Greatest Teacher of all

times as a guide, mentor & instructional leader f o r o u r e v e r y d ay w o r k s as a teacher. So that at all times we can maintain and manifest a dignified personality which could ser ve as model wor thy of respect by learners, peers and others. Since a teacher is a facilitator of learning and of the significant development of the youth, we must render the best service by providing an environment conducive to such learning and growth. We m u s t a l s o h e l p t h e school in keeping the people in the community informed about the school’s work and accomplishments as well as its needs and problems. T h at i s w hy we n e e d to maintain harmonious and pleasant personal and official relations with other professionals, government officials, and with the people in the community so that our linkages with them as our stakeholders in achieving our goals and objectives will be strengthened. Most impor tantly with the parents to establish and maintain good rapport and relations so that Rill

suppor t and cooperation can be expected from them. The parents must also be properly informed of the progress and deficiencies of the learners so that proper actions and guidance must be ser ved for the improvement of learners. On the other hand learners wo r k m u s t b e eval u ate d base on merit and quality of academic per formance. The most important recipient of this endeavor are the learners. For this reason, a teacher must recognize that the interest a n d we l f a r e o f l e a r n e r s are our first and foremost concern. The learners must be provided with the appropriate instruc tional materials and activities t hat w i l l real l y fac i l i t ate learning and improve students’ achievement We mu s t b e re s o ur c efu l a n d c r e a t i ve e n o u g h t o seek and c ommensurate the best learning tools and meaningful strategies with the lesson so that our students must enjoy and not consider learning as boredom and burden. A teacher needs to uphold the highest possible standards of quality education, make the best preparation for the teaching

career and be at his/her best at all times in the practice of the profession. That is why ever y teacher are encouraged to participate in any continuing professional education such as trainings and seminars with the re c ent trend in teac hing a n d l e ar n i n g a s we l l a s in pursuing graduate and post graduate studies to improve ef ficiency and effectiveness, enhance the prestige of the profession, strengthen the competence, virtues and productivity. With the above mentioned significant responsibilities of a teac her, realization of these wilt greatly rely o n t h e teac h er s’ ha n d s. Thus, ever y teacher must possess and actualize full commitment and devotion to dut y. We must always consider that teaching is the noblest profession, and shall manifest genuine enthusiasm and pride in it as a noble calling. The great power of a teacher to mold the mind and the hear t of ever y students is challenged. I could consider all these things as a journey. A journey from the mind to the hear t It is the shor test but the most difficult and impor tant journey. It is my journey, make it yours too.

Bullying: The Emerging Problem in School By Samson C. Gaje Salawagan National High School

“The anti-bullying law is a big boost in our continuing push to develop our schools into safe and caring, learner-centered institutions,” Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC Deped Order No 40. S.2012 also known as “ Child Protection Policy” aims to protect from all forms of violence that may be inflicted by adults, person in authority as well as their fellow students. Nowadays, bullying is one of the greatest factors which affect the classroom management of every teacher and every classroom situations. It is not enough that a teacher is knowledgeable on how to

discipline a child on his or her own way which merely affects and touches the emotional aspect of a child and may cause negative impact towards the child’s social relation to others. Before teachers decide, prevent or intervene in some bullying situations, they have to be able to recognize and analyze it. A teacher should possess the skills or knowledge in recognizing and understanding the factors influencing the child’s bullying act. Some people feel that bullying is a normal part of growing days but, it’s not normal , rather something very aggressive . It has the potential to ruin a student’s

school life and must be avoided as much as the school authority can, and the parents can. Although, teasing is a type of bullying but not identical to bullying. Teasing is done to provoke other student with continual distractions. Bullying means an imbalance of power. Bullied students are unable to defend themselves and this causes imbalance of power. The school faculty must change their attitude to prevent bullying. They must be non-judgmental, non-partial to students and must justify all the matters sincerely not by taking the side of any student but by being reasonable and practical over a particular matter. The effect of bullying on the children is so negative, that it

may damage their academic performance. It may force students to even commit suicide. It harms the students not only mentally but physically, emotionally, and socially. The cause of bullying varies from case to case. The assault may be due to some personal reasons or out of jealousy or it may depend upon the family background of bullies. Such families are considered to be dysfunctional as they are not interested in knowing about their child activities in school. With ignorance comes fear and the fear leads to dogmatism. Education is the key to acceptance. Such cases can be avoided by the combined efforts of school, parents and of course with the help of school students.

The Responsibilities of the 21st Century Teacher By Marecil Olandria - Alfeche Master Teacher-I San Miguel ES, Pangantucan District

Gone are the days when a teacher busied herself with the simple task of teaching in a simple, ordered, peaceful world with only a single major professional responsibility to impart knowledge. Not so today, teaching has become a constant challenge so much so to combat fighter in the thick of battle, oftentimes a losing battle against formidable odds. The consensus today is that the teacher must not only be a subject matter expert but

also a counselor, coordinator of instruction, research consultant, task master, and a surrogate parent as well. In her discipline the teacher is expected not merely to transmit information; she must organize, evaluate, and interpret this knowledge. Some of the teachers have perhaps thought about this matter but have not faithfully pursued these elusive thoughts to determine who and what they are. The teacher will now attempt

therefore to redefine some of their responsibilities to remind themselves of what they are aiming at and setting their sights more accurately on these great expectations and not anywhere else, no matter how tempting die landscape was. Once in a while there is a need to pause in their work and look back on the road travelled to make sure that they are still in the right direction and to take stock of themselves. There is also a need to reflect and keep the following questions in mind: Have we stagnated in the rut of a year experience repeated

twenty - time over? But what can remove the cobwebs of the mind? What is really important then is to review and renew. In accepting the challenges of modernize education which is the K -12 Curriculum, the mind rejuvenates itself, inquiry projects it on the threshold of discovery and behold. It is only when the heart of the teachers is positively embracing to changes that teaching becomes a labor of love, a many splendored thing. This is now the beauty of capacitated and responsible teacher having the earnest desire to make young minds grow, as they also grow.

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University of Southern Mindanao and Liceo de Cagayan University topped the Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge-Mindanao


of Science and Technology. Top three (3) schools from the two (2) categories received the following prizes from Ajinomoto: gold medals and P10,000 for first place winners, silver medals and P8,000 for second place winners and bronze medals and P5,000 for third place winners. Present during the event were Ms. Nancy ReyesLumen, UCC’s competition direc tor, a well-known culinarian and author of award-winning cook books. The panel of judges included Food and Nutrition luminaries: Chef Sandy Daza, Chef Eugene Raymundo, Chef Stefan Langenhan, Chef Ed Tuazon, Mr. Jerome dela Fuente, Ms. Michaela Makabenta, Ms. Maricris Encarnacion and Dr. Celeste Tanchoco. Apart from the cooking challenge, Ajinomoto also presented Healthy and Tasty

ast August 12-14, 2015, Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) - Mindanao became the highlight of the highly successful Kumbira Event, organized by Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA) and co-presented by Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation, at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City. The UCC is a nationwide interschool competition that aims to help students realize the delicious potential of umami, the 5th basic taste. Ajinomoto started conducting UCC in 2009, enlisting hundreds of schools and empowering thousands of students to COOK, CHOOSE and SERVE delicious and nourishing food, as embodied in Ajinomoto’s food brand slogan “Eat Well, Live Well.®”. The annual event continues to grow in size and

coverage, gathering the most creative and innovative foodies, culinarians, professional and aspiring chefs in the Philippines. For this year’s Mindanao leg, UCC attracted 18 schools and 90 student-competitors from Northern Mindanao, Soccksargen, Zamboanga Peninsula and CARAGA. University of Southern Mindanao (Kabacan, Cotabato) and Liceo de Cagayan University were named best contenders at UCC-Mindanao. Both schools will be Mindanao Region’s representatives in UCC’s National Cooking Showdown set in the year 2016. University of Southern Mindanao impressed the judges with their Steamed Salmon with Crab Fat Sauce and Blanched Vegetables entry for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Competition Category. Liceo de Cagayan University created their signature dish Sinigang Panacotta for the My Own Umami Creation Competition Category. Others winning schools were Tagoloan Community College, Southern de Oro Philippines College and Mindanao University

Steamed Salmon with Crab Fat Sauce and Blanched Vegetables, a masterpiece from University of Southern Mindanao

Liceo de Cagayan placed first in the My Own Umami Creation Competition Category.

Sinigang Panacotta, a signature dish by Liceo de Cagayan University

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University of Southern Mindanao created the best entry for the Best Filipino Umami Dish Competition Category.

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Korina is gay GAY: meaning, happy. Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas is “out and proud,” so to speak, about her advocacy on equal rights for the LGBTQ Community. “This might seem sudden to some. But for people who have long known me, alam nila ang puso ko para sa mga Beki [popular term of endearment amongst gay men], matagal ko na silang mahal at tinutulungan. All my career I’ve been surrounded by bekis,” says Korina in an interview after a grand event last Tuesday, titled KeriBeks, at Araneta Coliseum, which she supported. KeriBeks is a national gay congress that aims to empower Filipino gay men through livelihood programs, viable career options, education and extensive information about their health and over-all wellness. The event also celebrates the countless contributions of gay men to their individual families and, to Philippine society and culture. “KeriBeks is the

brainchild of several gay friends from the entertainment industry. They approached me with this idea and I fell in love with the concept. I’ve always wanted to help bekis in a bigger way. This event was actually just the beginning of other projects we are thinking of to help empower the LGBTQ Community against several forms of discrimination in the areas of employment, education, opportunity, and health,” says Korina. KeriBeks was conceived late last year and took almost 10 months to plan. Korina says she didn’t tell her husband Mar Roxas about what she was doing until a month prior to the event. “I wasn’t sure what he would think, so I was ecstatic when he said what we were doing ‘is good’ and that he supports it.” “I’ve been in the business for over 30 years and gays have always been there for me. They were with me through every creative process at work, through the good and bad times

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas watched the show and supports wife Korina in her advocacy for the LGBTQ.

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a n d i s o l a t e d b y D r. Ki kunae Ike d a of Tokyo Imp e r i a l Un i v e r s i t y i n 1908. *** Ajinomoto Philippines Cor poration (APC) is a n a f f i l i a t e o f To k y o b a s ed Ajinomoto C o. , Inc. Established in 1958, A P C lives by it s promi s e to provide consumers products that will always g iv e t h e d el i c i o u s t a s t e to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “ E at Wel l , Liv e Wel l . ® ” A P C ’s c o m p l e t e l i n e of quality food and s e a s o ni n g p ro d u c t s are

of my personal life. They accept me for who I am as I accept them. Malapit talaga sila sa akin. Alam ko ang mga pinagdadaanan nila. For me they are unsung heroes because they support their families, they send their nephews and nieces to school, and they still manage to be fabulous,” says Korina. The bekis were treated to an evening of star-studded production numbers and heartwarming inspirational messages from some of the country’s most respected gay icons and leaders. The venue was also jam-packed with booths that offered job options for the delegates and information on how to manage their finances, and how to stay healthier and more secure for their future. The main event was hosted by Arnell Ignacio, Chokoleit, and Rufa Mae Quinto. Highlights of the night were a surprise and rare performance by Diamond Star Maricel Soriano; an appearance by international online sensation Maria Sofia

Diamond Star and gay icon Maricel Soriano renders a torchy “I Am What I Am,” her signature song.

produced by international af f i li at e s an d l o c a l t o l l manufacturers using A j i n o m o t o’s l i c e n s e , quality standards and te chn ol o g i c al e x p e r ti s e . A P C ’s p ro du c t s in c lu d e AJ I N O - M OT O ® Um a m i S e a s o n i n g , Aj i n o m o t o ® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One S e a s o ning Mi x , C R I S PY F RY ® B r e a d i n g M i x , C R I S PY F RY ® S e a s o n e d Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All P u r p o s e Bre a d i n g Mi x , AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mi x , Ajin o m o t o ® Bran d S i n i g a n g a n d “a m i n o F r e s - C ” In s t a n t D r i n k Mi x .

Love; a high-energy medley by Anne Curtis; Martin Nievera serenading transgender beauty queens; and a moving rendition of songs of empowerment by Vice Ganda who ended the evening with a powerful speech encouraging gay men to love themselves and have their voices heard. Other artists who supported the event were stars Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez, Elmo Magalona, Megan Young, JayR, and Kris Lawrence. Comedians who brought the house down were KitKat, Negi, and Lassy. Power singers Dulce, Donita Nose, KZ Tandingan, Frenchie Dy, Klarisse de Guzman, Leah Patricio, Anton Diva, Gerphil Flores, and Mis Tres roared through the coliseum. Love songs were sung by Bradley Holmes, Jason Fernandez, Daryll Ong, and Jason Dy. El Gamma Penumbra and Buganda opened the show with local transgender beauty queens from all over Luzon. Needless to say, performances by the


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Backstage, Korina poses with superstar Vice Ganda and international online sensation Maria Sofia Love who flew in from London KeriBeks.

group Masculados Dos, Tondo Machos, and Zeus Collins got the whole coliseum screaming and dancing. Inspirational talks on gay empowerment were delivered by Ang Ladlad’s Bemz Bendito, Danton Remoto and Rica Paras. Businessman Joel Cruz and fashion designer Renee Salud also spoke. Co-authors of the Anti-Discrimination Bill, Congresswoman Leni Robredo and Congresswoman Kaka Bagao along with Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and other congressmen attended the event. “It all boils down to love and acceptance. Gays are an integral and important part

Concert King Martin Nievera serenades Miss Gay Manila 2015 winner Trixie Maristela.

of society and our country. And the event was really intended to honor them,” says Korina. Vice Ganda, as the show ended, left a powerful message about KeriBeks and to all who were present at the event. “This is now. This is so now. Bakit ngayon lang naganap ito? Ngayon dinig na nila ang ating tinig. Tignan natin kung kaya pa nila tayong apihin,” declared Vice before a cheering crowd of gays. KeriBeks was supported by: San Miguel Corporation, Aficionado, AMA, ATC Healthcare, McDonald’s, IMG, Capsinesis, Frontrow, Belo Medical Group, MET, Novuhair, and Lumina.

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from page 1 director Clint Django G. Pacana yesterday said they are expecting to gather at least 200,000 signatures by November this year and submit them before the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM). During the launching of the group’s signature campaign yesterday in Cagayan de Oro City, Mr. Pacana said he is confident that the more than five million consumers under their membercoop’s franchise areas would support their lobbying. Mr. Pacana argued that the privatization of electricity generated by Steag State Power, Inc. would only be disadvantageous to consumers. “Privatizing the administration [of the contracted capacity] would result in the increase of generation costs since the distribution utilities will be compelled to contract out independent power producers to their generating plants,” he said. Many sectors from Northern Mindanao also agreed with Amreco’s views such as Cagayan de Oro Chamber president Cerael C. Donggay. Mr. Donggay said that under Section 4 Rule 23 of Republic Act (RA) 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, privatization of energy assets could only be legal if the transaction does not involve an increase in electricity rates. Steag State Power, Inc.’s 210MW coal-fired plant was constructed in 2006 under a 25-year build-operate-transfer scheme. It contributes one-fifth to the whole Mindanao power grid. Of the 210MW, only 200MW is up for bidding.


from page 1 from 20 countries issued on Tuesday (August 18) their own Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, urging the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to play an active role in combating climate change and to support a strong agreement at the Climate Chance Conference in Paris in December. The Declaration, unanimously adopted at the end of the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, urged governments to deliver a strong, new international climate agreement in Paris in December to signal the beginning of the end of fossil fuels. “The same fossil fuels that helped us achieve most of the prosperity we see today are the main cause of climate change. Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah—gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans. But our attitude to these gifts has been short-sighted, and we have abused them. What will future generations say of us, who leave them a degraded planet as our legacy? How will we face our Lord and Creator?” the Muslim leaders asked in the Declaration. The Muslim leaders, however, acknowledged that climate change is “not new. The earth’s climate had gone through phases wet and dry, cold and warm, in response to many natural factors. Most of these changes have been gradual, so that the forms and communities of life

have adjusted accordingly.” “Climate change in the past was also instrumental in laying own immense stores of fossil fuels from which we derive benefits today. Ironically, our unwise and short-sighted use of these resources is now resulting in the destruction of the very conditions that have made our life on earth possible,” they said in the Declaration’s preamble. They also said that “climate change today is of a different order of magnitude…[and] it is human-induced: we have now become a force dominating nature.” “Our species, through selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it that we are in danger ending life as we know in on our planet. This current state of climate change cannot be sustained, and the earth’s fine equilibrium (mizan) may soon be lost,” they added. Endorsed by more than 60 participants and organizations including the Grand Muftis of Uganda and Lebanon, the Declaration — which was drafted by a large, diverse team of international Islamic scholars from around the world — called for a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and a switch to 100% renewable energy. The Muslim leaders urged all peoples of all nations and their leaders to phase out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible in order to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and to commit themselves to 100 % renewable energy and/or a zero emissions strategy as early as possible. “We particularly call on the well-off nations and oilproducing states to (1) lead the way in phasing out their greenhouse gas emissions as early as possible and no later than the middle of the century; (2) provide generous financial and technical support to the less well-off to achieve a phase-out of greenhouse gases as early as possible; (3) recognize the moral EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ANGELINA TABASAN , who died on October 10, 2007; She Left a certain parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 137-2012008546 in the name of ANGELINA TABASAN, of legal age, Filipino, married to MENELIO TABASAN, SR. and more particularly described as follows; LOT : 61-D, PSD-10-061596 PORTION OF LOTS : 61, PLSM1098 SURVEYED FOR : ARIEL TABASAN , ET AL. LAND USE ( CASSAVA LOCATION : BALUBAL, CAGAYAN DE ORO, ISLAND OF MINDANAO BOUNDARIES: Containing an area of ELEVEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETEEN (11,619) SQUARE METERS MENELIO TABASAN SR., the surviving spouse of the late ANGELINA TABASAN, and HERMINIA TABASAN PARENO, MARILONA TABASAN SAMBAAN , ARIEL TABASAN , PETRONILA TABASAN ABARQUEZ and MENELIO TABASAN JR., the surviving children of the deceased. Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE under the notary public of Atty. SATURNINO NERI BACONGA, As per Doc. No. 363; Page No.73; Book No. XLV; Series of 2013. BWM: Aug. 21, 28 & Sep. 4, 2015

obligation to reduce consumption so that the poor may benefit from what is left of the earth’s non-renewable resources; (4) stay within the ‘2 degree’ limit, or, preferably, within the ‘1.5 degree’ limit, bearing in mind that two-thirds of the earth’s proven fossil fuel reserves remain in the ground; (5) re-focus their concerns from unethical profit from the environment, to that of preserving it and elevating the condition of the world’s poor; and (6) Invest in the creation of a green economy,” they said in the Declaration. The Muslim leaders also urged all peoples to “realize that to chase after unlimited economic growth in a planet that is finite and already overloaded is not viable. Growth must be pursued wisely and in moderation; placing a priority on increasing the resilience of all, and especially the most vulnerable, to the climate change impacts already underway and expected to continue for many years to come.” World’s leaders who will be meeting in Paris in December for the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Meeting on Parties to the Kyoto Protocol were also urged to bear in mind during their meetings and discussions “(1) the scientific consensus on climate change, which is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate systems; (2) the need to set clear targets and

monitoring systems; (3) the dire consequences to planet earth if we do not do so; (4) the enormous responsibility the COP shoulders on behalf of the rest of humanity, including leading the rest of us to a new way of relating to God’s Earth.” The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, which has won the support of the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace of the Holy See in the Vatican, presented the moral case, based on Islamic teachings, for Muslims and people of all faiths worldwide to take urgent climate action. “It is with great joy and in a spirit of solidarity that I express to you the promise of the Catholic Church to pray for the success of your initiative and her desire to work with you in the future to care for our common home and thus to glorify the God who created us,” said His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City, in a press statement. Welcoming the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, Indonesian Council of Ulema Chairman Din Syamsuddin said in a statement: “On behalf of the Indonesian Council of Ulema and 210 million Muslims we welcome this Declaration and we are committed to to implementing all recommendations. The climate crisis needs to be tackled through collaborative efforts, so let’s work together for a better world for our children, and our children’s children.” For her part, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana


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Secretary Christiana Figueres said that “a clean energy, sustainable future for everyone ultimately rests on a fundamental shift in the understanding of how we value the environment and each other. Islam’s teachings, which emphasize the duty of humans as stewards of the Earth and the teacher’s role as an appointed guide to correct behavior, provide guidance to take the right action on climate change.”

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and credit metrics continue to solidly position the company in the Baa2 rating category,” Gloria Tsuen, Moody’s vice president and senior analyst said.


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“The affirmation of the ratings reflects PLDT’s dominant market position in the Philippines’ duopolistic telecommunications market, strong margins compared to global telecommunication peers in the Baa rating category, solid credit profile, and excellent liquidity,” Tsuen said. As of the first half of the year, PLDT had cornered 59 percent of the Philippines’ cellphone subscriber base, 67 percent of the fixed-line voice market, and 58 percent of the broadband industry. Despite its dominance, PLDT will continue to ramp up capital expenditures through 2016, as the company boosts its network quality, Moody’s said. For this year alone, PLDT is spending P43 billion, up from last year’s P35 billion.

Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10TH Judicial Region Branch- 20 Cagayan de Oro City HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG) Petitioner/Mortgage, EJF FILE NO. 2015-087 -versusBANAWE A. LABAJO. Respondent/Mortgagor x-----------------------------------------------------/ OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE EJF-FILE No. 2015-087 Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG) , a corporation duly organized and existing under Philippine Laws, with Principal office address at the Atrium of Makati , Makati Ave., Makati City, against BANAWE A. LABAJO , of legal age, Single , Filipino , with postal address at 141 Gomez St., Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of April 28, 2015 amounted to EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY FIVE & 36/100 PESOS (Php 800,845.36), Philippine Currency, exclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure , the undersigned or duly authorized deputy will sell at Public Auction on August 31, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Tourism Hall Building, at the City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for CASH or Manager’s Check in Philippine Currency ,the following property/ies described below with all the improvements including thereon, to wit:



This petition seeks for the adoption of minor child VINCE ALBERIO by the petitioner LUCILLE PACAÑA UNABIA and for the change of the name of the child to be adopted to VINCE PACAÑA UNABIA.

“A PARCEL OF LAND with all IMPROVEMENTS THEREON (Lot: Lot 22, Block 14, Psd 10-042689. Portion of Lot: Lot 1, Block 37, Psd-10-039732, Land Use: Residential; Location: Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City.

Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance the same is hereby given due course . Let the hearing be set on November 13, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning at 2nd Floor Legislative Bldg., Conference Room of the City Council, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City.

Boundaries: East 1-2 by Lot 24, Block 14, South : 2-3 by Road Lot 7; West 3-4 by Lot 20, Block 14; North 4-1 by Lot 21, Block 14. Xxx containing an area of FIFTY FOUR (54) sq.m.more or less.

At the expense of the petitioners, let this order be published once a week for there (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Cagayan de Oro City and in Misamis Oriental,


The RTC social Welfare Officer assigned to this Court is hereby directed to conduct a home and child study on the adopting parents, the natural parents and the child to be adopted . She is also directed to conduct counseling sessions with the biological parents of the child to be adopted. The reports thereof shall be submitted to this Court SIXTY (60) DAYS from the receipt of this order. Petitioner is directed to make arrangements with the Court Social Worker for the scheduling and incidental expenses in conducting the case study. Let copy of this order and the petition be furnished upon the Local Civil Registrar of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, the Solicitor General and the City Prosecutor of Cagayan de Oro City for their appearance in behalf of the state.

“A PARCEL OF LAND with all IMPROVEMENTS THEREON (Lot 20, Block 14, Psd 10-042689. Portion of Lot: Lot 1, Block 37, Psd-10-039732, Land Use: Residential; Location: Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City. Boundaries: North 1-2 by Lot 19, Block 14, East : 2-3 by Lot 22; Block 14; South 3-4 by Road Lot 7; West 4-1 by Lot 18, Block 14. Xxx containing an area of FIFTY FOUR (54) sq.m.more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above- stated date and time. In the event Auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein above--describe encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

SO ORDERED Given this 7th day of August, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

Done this 22nd day of July, 2015, at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

(Sgd) RICHARD D. MORDENO Presiding Judge


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