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Briefly Davao orchids DAVAO City -- The Floriculture Industry of Davao, Inc. (FIDI) has encouraged Dabawenyos to grow at least one Waling-waling orchid plant and propagate in their homes in view of the increasing demand and the number of Manila flower growers and sellers sourcing their products here for exhibits. FIDI past president and Agro Trade Fair 2015 exhibit in charge Vicky Jimenez, in an interview, said they had been advocating that fellow Dabawenyos grow Waling-waling, scientifically known as Vanda sanderiana. The orchid is endemic to Davao and in other places in Mindanao like Cotabato and Zamboanga with Mt. Apo as its home.


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INDANAO lawmakers are urging the Joint C ongressional Power Commission (MPC) to request the Department of Energy to study the feasibility of creating the Mindanao Power Corp. (MPC).

“The challenges facing the country’s power industry must be addressed to avoid

any power crisis in the future and derail the nation’s power/PAGE 11

Rufus confident of unified version of BBL after bicam By MARK D. FRANCISCO, Staff Writer

CAGAYAN de Oro City Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd district) has expressed confidence that both the Senate and the Lower House

will ultimately reconcile its respective version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during its bbl/PAGE 11

Armm employment THE government gives utmost importance to the protection of rights and the welfare of civil servants in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and systems have been put in place to ensure these rights would be protected when the Bangsamoro is established, says the Coordination Team for the Transition (CT4T) from the ARMM to the Bangsamoro. The CT4T issued the assurance following the release of a statement from Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, saying “the new government under the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region should give preference to displaced workers of the ARMM in hiring new civil servants.”


DAREDEVIL. A boy leaps towards the natural lagoon at the foot of Tinago Falls in Iligan City Friday morning. mindanews photo by bobby timonera

Laws needed to protect transmission lines: NGCP By MARK FRANCISCO, Staff Writer


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THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has appealed to local government units as well as

Congress to enact laws that will prohibit and penalize the building of structures and the planting of trees near

transmission lines. NGCP spokesperson Cynthia P. Alabanza said local and national laws will provide more teeth when the company needs to assert right-of-way for power transmission lines. N G C P ’s h e a d o f maintenance, Gi ldo R . Listano, explained that there should be no natural or manmade structure within nine meters from any transmission line as a precaution against electrocution and outages. Mr. Listano said the regulations should be in place up to the barangay level laws/PAGE 11

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HE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) would review the status of the beneficiaries

of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Northern Mindanao, a welf are of f i ci a l s ai d Friday.

Oliver Inodeo, a welfare official, said that the DSWD would soon start gathering data to determine the status of the well-being of the 251,727 4Ps beneficiaries in the region.

“ The DSWD would want to record the changes of t he l ive s of t he 4 Ps b e n e f i c i a r i e s by u s i n g t he S o cia l Welfare and Development Indicators (SWDI),” Inodeo said.

The SWDI is a yearly monitoring scheme applied to 4Ps grantees and aims to assess the level of wellbeing of the family - from survival, subsistence, and self-sufficiency, he said.

Inodeo said that the SWDI also serves as the reference in the case management of these said beneficiaries – to help them gain their fighting chance against poverty. (PNA)

DTI MisOcc releases new standards on textile fabrics


OROQUIETA City -- At least 14 new standards have, recently, been added to the database of the Philippine National Standards (PNS) on textile fabrics. Developed by the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), these new standards will now give the consumers access and information and instill the importance of standards to consumers and industries on textile fabrics, Delia M.

Education: Tool for Nation Building By LOUISE MARIE S. QUINISAN, Teacher I San Vicente ES, Sumilao Bukidnon

The present administration of HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO AQUINO III is an exceptional, humane yet brilliant body of Government. It implements a strategy which effectively enhances the capacity of each citizen while inspiring various government institutions to exert collective efforts for the whole nation to flourish. The unique scheme is APPRECIATION OF INDIVIDUAL ROLE to the regime’s triumphs. As the flagship agency of the National Government, the Department of Education under the leadership of DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO,

FSCdeveloped EDUCATION as a TOOL for NATION BUILDING. This is the principle generally implied by the novel programs implemented by the present DepEd administration. In collaboration with the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, as well as the National Commission on Indigenous People and the National Anti-Poverty Commission, the Department of Education leads other parallel interventions to foster progress and transformation of the entire na-

tion by adapting several modernization in the field of EDUCATION. Let us recognize the impact of the following programs: KINDERGARTEN in Public Schools K – 12 Program Prioritizing the Indigenous People in Education Alternative Learning System These and more are the basic modification of the latest DepEd curriculum demonstrating the sincere resolve of the Luistro administration in utilizing EDUCATION as a TOOL for NATION BUILDING.

Ayano, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in Misamis Occidental, said. They now form part of the country’s 8,663 PNS, most of which are of international standards, developed and adopted for the safety and welfare of the consumers, as well, as to boost friendly and healthy trade among businesses, Ayano also said. Meanwhile, Maritess B.

Alcampado, Supervising Head, Consumer Welfare Division (CWD) of DTI MisOcc has informed the concerned sectors of the standards that were recommended for adoption as PNS on the following: polyolefin and sisal agricultural twines. Preparation of laboratory test samples and test specimens for chemical testing of textiles and burning behavior, determination of eas e of i gni ti on and measurement of flame spread

properties of vertically oriented specimens of textile fabrics. Determination of tensile strength and elongation, resistance to mechanical penetration, ball burst procedure, absorption, bending length, thickness, liquid strike-through time simulated urine, drapability including drape coefficient, lint and other particles generation in the dry state, as test measures of non-woven textiles. (AlMira/DTI/ RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)

A Journey Towards Educational Excellence By JUNALYN BENAS PULOT Licoan Elementary School Licoan, Sumilao, Bukidnon

Ac h i e v i n g e du c at i on a l excellence is often a d re am for e du c at i on a l system and institution. There could be, however different understanding on educational excellence. Considering our values,diversities and orientation we might have different interpretation of educational excellence. Well, educational excellence could largely be similar across the world because as human beings some of our values are similar irrespective of who we are, where we live and what we think.

Children are one of the key actors in education and are active in the educating and learning process. “The proper education of the young does not consist of stuffing their heads with a mass of words,sentences and ideas dragged together out of various authors but in putting up their understanding to the outer world, so that the living stream may flow from their own minds, just as leaves,flower and fruits spring from the bud on the tree.”-Comenius (17921670) Comenius clearly focused on both inputs (

the words and ideas), yet also on outputs (children should understand the outer world). excellent children output can be a indicator of educational excellence. A teacher’s teaching is greatly influenced by what he or she believe about the aspect of teaching like pedagog y, environment, student characteristics, his or her role as a teacher, etc. In emerging world,responsibilities of a teacher have increased several folds. From the person who just impart b o okish know ledge, an educator now has the power to shape a better world for the children and empowered them with knowledge to take on the world! There are many thoughts and iniatives about what e du c at i on a l e x c e l l e n c e is. By providing the right mix of instruments ( teacher quality, learning environment,etcetera), a certain level of education quality can be achieved. E d u c at i o n t h e r e f o r e a process that needs to be nurtured like a learner is nurtured to become an independent individual with a lot of potentials.

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AboitizPower eyes 59-MW solar project D AVA O City -Aboitiz Power C orp.

(Ab oitizPower) and SunEdison have awarded the Engineering,

Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for their first

AirAsia and Henann Group reveal special aircraft livery AIRASIA, the world’s best low-cost carrier for seven consecutive years running, on Friday unveiled its latest aircraft livery featuring the distinctive logo of Henann Group of Resorts, a group of resort developers with worldclass accommodations in Boracay, Bohol, and Palawan. An AirAsia Airbus A320

has been painted in vibrant blue with Henann’s logo prominently displayed on both sides of the aircraft in an effort to promote the luxury hotel resort chain and further boost travel and tourism in the Philippines. “We are thrilled and honored to carry a homegrown luxury resort brand that does

not only proudly promote the Philippines but also values a strong, innovative service culture, which are also the hallmarks of AirAsia’s brand of service. This synergy aims to bring more tourists into the country and offer them to EXPERIENCE the Filipino brand of excellent airasia/PAGE 9

joint solar power project n e a r S a n C a r l o s C i t y, Negros Occidental. The EPC contractor, Nari Group Corporation, will undertake the construction of the P3.5billion, 59-MW Negros Solar Energ y Project. Nari has completed more than 30 projects in the Philippines. “ This project is in support of the call by the government to maximize the renewable energ y potential of the country.

AboitizPower is one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the country and we will continue to expand this capacity. This project is a testament to t h a t c o m m i t m e n t ,” Antonio R. Moraza, AboitizPower president said. “AboitizPower will cont inue to pursue t he right mix of energy sources to ensure reliability and a reasonable cost of power to the end consumers,” Moraza added.

L a s t Nov e mb e r, AboitizPower and SunEdison announced a joint framework agreement to explore, develop, construct, and operate up to 300 MW of utility-scale solar in the Philippines over the next three years. To date, AboitizPower and its partners have produced a total of 3,044 MW of power, 40-percent of which comet from its C le anerg y p or t folio m a d e up of hyd ro an d geothermal power plants.

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Our Spiritual Family hink a minute…I read about a young mother who had left her baby on the side of the road. Two days later the baby girl was found. She was still breathing, but it was too late to save her. None of us would be alive today if we hadn’t been fed and cared for by our families. Before you were born, God planned for you to be a part of His family. The Bible tells the true story of God building His family in the world. God has done everything He can for us to join His family so He can share all He has with us as His children. Every human was created by God, but not everyone is a child of God. The only way to get into God’s family is by being born again into it. You become part of the human family by your first birth, but you become part of God’s family by your second birth. Your spiritual family is even more important than your physical family because it will last forever. As b a b i e s w e’re completely helpless, so we depend on our parents to protect, nurture, and teach us. And it’s the same with us who are spiritually born as a baby child of God. It

Peso depreciation favorable to tourism


UR CURRENCY c o nt i nu e s t o d r o p since March 2015 against the dollar. Weight average a s of Au g u s t 1 0 , 2 0 1 5 stands at Php 45.779 and could depreciate further in the succeeding quarter according to Central Bank d at a . T he t re nd of t he Peso decline will increase the purchasing power of foreign tourists visiting our country. Inbound arrivals could grow not only in the Philippines but all over Asia as currency values in t he reg ion cont inue to slide. Foreign airline companies flying to Asia from North America and Europe reported increase of their net profit in the 1st Quarter mainly to the growing passenger traffic and lower cost of aviation fuel. International hotel chains operating in the Philippines could reverse the currency drop situation to a marketing advantage by intensif ying their promotional campaigns in the US and the European market where the surges of travel is expected. Locally managed hotels may use


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Jhan Tiafau Hurst doesn’t matter if we’re grown adults, we must be fed and taught how to live our new life with Jesus. As we start life all over again, we need to be encouraged by our spiritual brothers and sisters who help us grow and learn to live Jesus’ way, not our own. Children of God must become part of a church that believes and obeys the whole Bible and only the Bible, since it is our Maker’s manual explaining how to live correctly. Our spiritual family loves and personally knows Jesus is God the Son who died and came back to life to forgive us of all our wrongs and sins. So He is the only person who can make us right with God the Father and bring us into His hurst/PAGE 11

the dollar as their offering rates in the tariffs. This will provide price stability in the room rates. Quoting in Peso is volatile to price decline due to its changing value. Periodic inflationary adjustment to the hotel rates has a negative effect to the clients and counterproductive to sell the destination. Tourism entrepreneurs could learn the practice of Filipino exporters to always quote their products in dollars. Some bank analyst and economist from the Universit y of Asi a and Pacific (UA & P) predicted that the Peso drop could lead to a C entral B ank policy change to reduce the bank reserves of the banking sector which is reported as he “highest” in the region. A Security Bank executive in Man i l a d is cl os e d in the ANC inter view that “a reduction in the bank reserve requirement could release billions of Pesos to the financial system”. This will facilitate availability of funds for lending to tourism investors and prop er t y developers who are into facilities expansion and dire

needs of hotel renovations. Any significant increase in tourism infrastructure investment can assist long term growth in the Philippines. If our countr y could match the tour ist facilities in Thailand and Malaysia, who are growing in double digits in their arrivals, p e r h ap s t h e 5 M i l l i on arrival figures forecasted by D OT before the end of President B enigno Aquino’s term could even exceed by 8 p ercent or more? At the current tourist expenditures level in the country, every 1 Million addit iona l tour ists can bring USD 270 Million in tourist receipts or Php 1 2 . 3 7 9 B i l l i o n Pe s o s . T h is is b as e d on D OT statistics of average USD 100.00 individual tourist expenditures daily while in the country multiplied to the average 2.7 nights length of stay. However, tourism receipts are not totally dependent on arrivals only but it is the tou r is m e nt re pre ne u r’s capability to convert figures into revenues as tourist purchasing power


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Ped Quiamjot increases. Continuous growth in tourism is our “counter flow” to the outflows in the economy threatened by higher US interest rates and the slowdown in China, two of our biggest economic partners in trading and foreign investments. Tourism which ranks as our most important economic activity could offset threat of possible capital flight out of the Philippines or help offset the maturing foreign loans acquired by our government which we will be paying soon? For comments or queries, please email: sbeverage@ or follow on Twitter @gm_ped

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uly 1981. My wife Mira and I were vacationing in the United States and we spent a few days with her medical school classmate and best friend forever (BFF), Dr. Erie Miraflor. Erie whom I also grew up with at the New Bilibid Prison reser vation, was married to Dr. Fer Bague, a fellow UST medical school graduate. Since they migrated to Boston, Massachusetts in the late 60s, Erie and Fer Bague had hosted over the years quite a number of Filipinos who were either just passing through, or attending courses in Harvard. They also met regularly with members of the Filipino community in and around Boston. Fer Bague became more than friends with Ninoy Aquino. Ninoy was also Fer’s physical rehab patient. Ninoy tore a tendon in one leg and he regularly visited Fer at his clinic. Erie also became close to Cory Aquino and the elder Aquino children. During our visit to the Bague lakeside vacation house, I mentioned to Fer that my father, former prisons director Alfredo M. Bunye, knew Dona Aurora Aquino. I recounted to Fer that Dona Aurora used to visit the Bureau of Prisons and during those frequent visits, she managed to ‘convert’ my father. My father was baptized a Catholic but he never went

to church except when he got married to my mother and when his children were baptized. Dona Aurora convinced my father of his errors. Soon my father was again regularly attending church. To celebrate my father’s return to the fold, Dona Aurora gifted him with an autographed bible and a rosary. The following morning, w h i l e w e w e r e h av i n g breakfast, the phone rang. “It’s for you,” Fer said. It was Ninoy at the other end. He greeted me profusely as if he had personally known me all his life. And then he invited us for dinner which I gladly accepted. At the Bisuteki, Ninoy, Fer and I were huddled while the wives – Cor y, Erie and Mira - had their own woman talk. I could overhear the wives discussing where to go for bargain dresses. Ninoy was practically non-stop. He talked about what was happening here, there, everywhere. But most of all, he talked about the Philippines. At one point, He c om m e nt e d on h i s propensity to talk. He said apologetically: “Pasensiya ka na. For 7 years and 7 months, I had nobody to talk to.” Of course, that was an understatement. Articles written about Ninoy’s long solitar y confinement in Laur, Nueva Ecija describe how the moments of solitude brought him in



closer communion with God and ner ved him spiritually for the struggle that lay ahead. After dinner, Ninoy asked if we would like us to join him for coffee at his home. I readily accepted. At Newton, we picked our discussion where we left off. Before parting, Ninoy autographed a copy of book which he was giving away to friends. It was entitled “ W h e n Tw o D i c t a t o r s Meet.” That was the first time I would meet Ninoy up close. The second and last time I would see him again was two years later. I was among thousands who lined up for hours to pay their last respect as Ninoy lay, still wearing his bloodstained clothes. Butz Aquino I kne w Paul Aquino from our Ateneo ROTC days but I have never met his brother Butz. The first time I saw Butz up close was at Edsa. Tanks, commanded by General Artemio Tadiar, were r umbling towards C amp Crame to cr ush General Ramos and Minister Enrile . The tanks were blocked by a phalanx of civilians several feet deep. My elder brother (Alfredo Jr) and I must be somewhere in the third row. From below, we could see Butz Aquino atop the lead tank, pleading with G e ne r a l Ta d i ar, not to



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Ignacio Bunye proceed. General Tadiar merely sho ok his head. Tadiar was just following orders. Us i n g a b u l l h o r n , Tadiar gave the crowd an u lt i matum to d isp e rs e. Nobody moved. After a while, Tadiar motioned the tank pilot to move forward. The tank engines roared. Butz was still atop the lead tank. I crossed myself and said: “This is it.” But still nobody moved. After what seemed to be an eternity, the roaring of the tank engines stopped. Another twenty minutes later, Tadiar (Bless his soul.) gave the order for the tanks to turn around. Everybody was cheering and crying. Years later, when Butz and I were both serving in Congress, I recollected that incident with Butz. With characteristic bravado, Butz said (touching his throat) “Oh, yes. My balls were up to here.” Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.


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Emano condemns Gov. Bambi declares his 19 ‘Yevgeny babies’ times, when urgency and and benevolence for all the Cabs are intended to serve Thailand Bombing, time does not permit, these support Gov. Bambi has as sources of empowerment women e ven g ive bir t h given them, the parents of f o r e m e r g e n c i e s , isamis Oriental secures MisOr Tourism the neonates born named calamities and crisis for P r o v i n c i a l inside the Bambi Cab. By Micka Victoria

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Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano condemned the Thailand bombing that happened to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 120. According to authorities, the attack targeted foreigners and aimed to damage tourism and economy in Thailand.

T h i s s p e c i f i c e v e nt alarmed Gov. Bambi, setting up the situation in Misamis Oriental. This is beyond the endeavour of the Father of the Province in maintaining definite peace and order in the province to generate a stable economy and an established tourism. emano/PAGE 11


Governor Bambi E m a n o, t h ou g h s t i l l a bachelor, already has 19 babies under his name. The zeal started when womenfolks in the dif ferent barangays of the municipalities of Misamis Oriental utilize the Bambi Kabs handed over by Gov. Bambi as aid of transp or t ation w hen about to give birth. Often

“G a hat ag k am i u g g am ay ng a g ant i g i k an sa regalo paingon sa ilang pampers hangtod sa ilang financial assistance,”states Gov. Bambi. Filled with gratitude

their children after the Father of the Province -Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi”. To these parents, the Bambi Cabs in their barangays are more than just a vehicle. These Bambi

people in remote and farf lung are as in Mis amis Oriental, delivering the much needed help in t h e h i nt e r l an d s an d of the lowly people in the barangays.

The Filipino Teachers By LOUISE MARIE S. QUINISAN, Teacher I San Vicente ES, SUmilao Bukidnon

Since childhood, I always look up to the TEACHERS as ROLE MODEL of the children and view them with utmost respect considering that TEACHING is supposed to be a very DECENT and REPUTABLE occupation. This might be the prevalent factor which urged MENTORS to earn a degree in EDUCATION. The reason that I became one of the most highly regarded professionals of the society today. During the early centuries of the Philippine Education, the methodologies used are centered on KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS handed down to the learners from generations to generations. It is chiefly focused basically on the fundamentals of READING and WRITING. Later on,

the educators find it necessary to inculcate VALUES to the pupils to ensure TOTAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT of the Filipino Children. VALUES as well as CURRENT EVENTS were then included in the curriculum. The recent plight of Philippine Educators is, however, so frustrating. We went through an ERA when the youth lost interest in taking up Bachelor’s Degree in Education for the degrading character of TEACHERS allegedly involved in unpaid LOANS, engaged with side line business inside the classrooms and most of all, charged with corruption for collecting unnecessary fees from the students. This is explicable since the efforts of our mentors were poorly compensated. Moreover, the

community expects so much from them and matches them up to the economic status of other professionals in the community. Conversely, the TUTORS recapture their repute nowadays. With the latest INNOVATIONS implemented by the Department of Education, the discharge of ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM to foster adult literacy, the opportunities offered to the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE to acquire knowledge and wisdom just as any other sectors of the society and the K to 12 Program adapted by the government, the TEACHERS of today recapture their distinctive status in the community. To the ROLE MODEL of the Filipino Youth… Congratulations and Thank You!

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Agri support for local farmers and fisherfolks DAVAO Oriental -- About P 50-million worth of support interventions on agriculture and fishery have been turned over by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to farmers and fisherfolks association here in the province last Monday, August 3, 2015 held at Provincial Agriculture Compound in the City of Mati. Among t he supp or t inter vent ions provided were corn seeds, fertilizers, cruiser insecticides, and vermi composts. These aid aim at helping local small farmers produce high-quality

crops, particularly corn, rice, banana and hot chili – crops which are now being aggressively promoted by the provincial government as its mainstay crops. Funded under Typhoon Pablo Rehabilitation Program, the turnover featured a strong convergence of efforts among local and national agencies in providing livelihood, raising income and developing agrientrepreneurial endeavors and opportunities to small farmers and fisherfolks who were severely affected by the typhoon Pablo devastation in 2012.

Meanwhile in terms of fisheries, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) distributed several units of motorized and non-motorized bancas, ass or te d f ishing ge ars, fish shelters, and bangus fingerlings to different fisherfolks’ associations in different towns. Under the Agri-Pinoy banner programs, laminated sacks, wheelbarrows and shovels were also given to farmers and rice producers’ associations. Bulb onions, plastic crates, power sprayer, peanut grinder and assorted

Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics By BIENVENIDA G. AÑIGA Master Teacher II Damilag Elementary School

Teaching is one of the noblest profession. As a teacher in Mathematics, it is a great joy and fulfillment to provide learning experience that will always enable each learner to grow continuously and sequentially toward their own adult role in a society. To serve the pupils the writer had been doing her best practices in teaching Mathematics. There are lots of best practices she had been doing that helped her in teaching learning process in her

classroom. These practices are the different activities like having group working activities, games, puzzles, individual activities, giving worksheet, working with partners. Aside from the various activities she also utilize varied teaching strategies like pair, share, practical work approach, cooperative learning, jigsaw puzzle, brainstorming, lectures, and lecture discussion. She always use ICT assisted classroom

instruction using her own gadgets like LCD and own laptap that makes her teaching Mathematics an easy job for her and for the pupils to have a meaningful learning. Doing these best practices are ways of helping the pupils to acquire knowledge, habits, skills, attitude and appreciation leading to changed behaviour and growth of a person that will help in the upliftment of academic performance of Damilag Elementary School especially in Mathematics.

vegetables seed were also distributed under High Value Crops Development Program.

For its part, the Provincial Government, through the Pagkain at Kita Program, has

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The essential responsibilities of School Managers By Junalyn Beñas Pulot Licoan Elementary School Licoan, Sumilao, Bukidnon

A successful organization is a product of an effective leader. There are several things to consider in order to be an effective chief of a group. He must be able to do his roles in a way that his subordinates could see the sincerity behind, in order to be a good inspiration and a model, being a so-called “leader.” The same to this, a school that is able to perform and achieve its vision, mission and goals and has completely meet the challenges of time, is spearheaded by an effective School Principal or School Supervisor. The role of a school chief covers not only one corner but the entire school. It is a tough job and time-consuming. It includes teacher evaluation,

student discipline and several others. They also have these key responsibilities. He should shape a vision of academic success for all students. Studies revealed that effective supervisors are responsible for establishing a s c hool wi de v i s i on of commitment to high standards and the success of all students. A school chief should create a climate hospitable to education. Effective one ensure that their schools allow the entrance of both adults and children to be able to put learning at the center of their activities. Healthy school environment should also be established inside through assuring everyone the safety and orderliness, supportive

and responsive attitude toward children, and the sense that making them feel that they are part of a community. He also take the main role of cultivating leadership in others. For instance, he should urged teachers to work with one another and with the administration on a variety of activities, including developing and aligning curriculum, instructional practices, assessments, problemsolving, and participating in peer observations. Principal and supervisorial tasks are extended even outside the school premises. In order to succesfully perform all these, he should be balanced in doing his roles and should work hard to ensure best results for all of his constituents.

Why Education is Important to A Person’s Life? By LOUISE MARIE S. QUINISAN, Teacher I San Vicente ES, Sumilao Bukidnon

A person is a doer, must be an active and effective doer, not only a mer doer for his own development and for the society he is in. With this situation, he can perform to the fullest the necessary things and activities that he needs to attend to if he is equipped and loaded with the knowledge and necessary learning that he has gone through and from education which he voluntarily and involuntarily gained every day. Hence, education is important to a person’s life. Education is the best inheritance and legacy that a person can give to his offspring/s regardless of his economic status. This cannot be stolen, but can be shared to anybody who needs to avail even if he is not willing for education is a need. Education is life itself. Without education, life is nothing, for education serves as an anchor, and a compass of one’s life. Education being an anchor holds on to the fullest where one should stand for the foundation of his desirable and meaningful, essential and basic learning acquired is deeply rooted and that nobody can move him to acquire the unnecessary learning that could possibly be acquired by anybody without proper guidance of the persons involved in providing quality education as the ultimate goal for every learner at all levels. It also serves as a guide that brings anyone to the right and clear path to tread. Education is a lifelong process. A person needs to acquire education as long as he lives. He never stops nurturing himself; instead he must be on the go of everything he must learn in order to be a part of a certain community of people

who continue to move on for his development and to share his own development to the community where he belongs. Education is one of the basic needs of a person. As one of one’s basic needs, this must be given priority to make him fully developed. Therefore, all persons involved in satisfying this kind of need must be responsible to create an environment that is conducive to learning so that all resources, both human and non-human resources will be used up to its maximum effectiveness and efficiency. This is to refrain from scarcity of supplies, wastage of resources and delayed production of globally competitive outputs and/or graduates. Education is a fundamental human right. It is the single key to sustainable development and stability of one’s self. This leads him to be an active and effective participant in the society and be counted on its involvement and achievement. Moreover, the right to education imposes an obligation upon a state that all citizens have opportunities to meet their basic learning needs. These learning needs comprise both essential learning tools which include literacy, oral expression, numeracy and problem solving and the basic learning content which includes knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required by every human being to be able to survive, to develop his full capacities, to live and work in dignity, to participate fully in developments, to improve the quality of his life, to make sound and witty decisions and to continue learning with the opportunity to gain and acquire the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills that will enable and will lead him

to necessary developments of his capacities, to work, to participate fully in his society, to take control and to discipline his own life and to continue nurturing himself. A country is dependent of its workforce in which its individual citizens can proportionally perform. So, developed workforce means developed country. Education is a realization, a resolution and a reformation. It is important that a person puts his knowledge into actions so that what is in his mind and documents like short term and long term plans will be realized as part or completion or realization of his dream. Problems and conflicts are always there . These are realities and verities of a person’s life. The knowledge of making decisions and resolutions takes place so that he can get over and keep moving on and become more courageous to face related scenarios and/ or more complicated issues as he becomes a grown-up personality. To undo and unlearn the undesirable learning is easy to do if desirable formal and informal education is provided to a person. Constant correct learning, practice, and educational experiences make a person perfect or if this does not take place, the reverse will happen. This illustrates that education is a reformation. Most importantly, it must be understood and be properly internalized that the reformation that is referred here is the desirable, meaningful and enriching ones. Finally, education is important to a person’s life because his total development is given the utmost focus, making him an asset in many aspects, if not all.

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DA offers 3 options to manage Panama disease in bananas TAGUM City -- There are three options for managing Fusarium Wilt offered by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as interventions to banana growers. Guesting at Tagum Biz Talk at Big 8, DA Regional Office 11 focal on Fusarium Wilt, Herna Palma laid down the interventions made available by DA for banana growers who have in mind to manage the spread of such disease in their banana plantation. Internet research says that Fusarium wilt popularly known as Panama disease is a destructive fungal disease in bananas. Caused by Fusarium oxysporum, it first became epidemic in Panama in 1890s and eventually devastated the Central American and Caribbean banana industries which used the ‘Gros Michel’

(AAA) variety in the 1950s and 1960s. DA 11 experts on such banana disease present during the forum did not fully disclosed the extent of Fusarium Wilt infestation in the Davao Region but they said such type of disease is affecting particularly the small-s cale banana plantations. The inter ventions, however, are offered to banana growers who have five percent of their banana plantations affected with such disease. But they can just pick one from three options: Option 1: Cavendish banana farmers can avail a maximum of 1,500 tissue cultured seedlings of Giant Cavendish TissueCulture Variant (GCTCV) 219/218.

The Birth of the K to 12 Program By LOUISE MARIE S. QUINISAN, Teacher I San Vicente ES, Sumilao Bukidnon

Rolled out, in phases, t he K to 2 program, including All progress and accomplishments can not be credited to any one individual or group. They are all products of your collective efforts, wherever you are assigned, whatever you role. We are all functionin parts of one complex body. Every person fulfilling a task which is unique to him and beneficial to the entire organization Each one’s contributions the cause of eduction. To provide every Filipino child the opportunity to stretch her mind, broaden her heart and nurture her spirit, Our department has begun to become a true government for the people. One that is professional, competent, and committed,

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service,”AirAsia Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba said in her welcome remarks during the unveiling ceremony held at NAIA Terminal 4. Henann Group of Resorts is set to formally open its biggest hotel and resort property in Panglao Island in Bohol on 22 August. In conjunction with the grand opening, the AirAsia plane with special Henann Resorts livery flew from Manila to Bohol at 11:40 a.m. Friday carrying media and guests led by Henann Group of Resorts Chairman Dr. Henry Chusuey and son, Karl Chusuey, vice president for marketing. “Our partnership with AirAsia, a globally recognized brand, is anchored on a shared commitment which is to deliver value and the best quality service. We are excited to be involved in this collaborative project to create brand awareness on the ground and in the

set on serving the needs of our fellow citizens. Together with all the progress unfolding in the sectors of our economy, health, safety, public works, national defense, and private the Philippines h a s c l e ar l y g at h e re d momentum toward a better and higher future. We are part of this progress. We are making it happen. This is an opportunity for a l l of u s i n t h e Department to make our mark in history. To leave a legacy for our children, and our children’s children. To make ur families proud. This is the perfect time and opportunity to make a difference, and truly be agents of change. To change the face of government. To change the desiny of oour people. skies, to encourage and engage guests from the airline’s massive network in the whole of ASEAN region and extending as far as China, Korea, and beyond to come to the Philippines and enjoy the amazing beaches and our superb resort facilities,” Dr. Henry Chusuey, Chairman of Henann Group of Resorts, said. The Henann Group of Resorts operates three toprated properties in Boracay -The Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa, the HENANN GARDEN RESORT, and the Henann Lagoon Resort. The largest in Panglao Island, Henann Resort Alona Beach, Bohol has the longest and widest beachfront, all of 125 meters of white sand along Alona Beach. AirAsia flies three times daily to Bohol from Manila. The airline is offering an allin promo fares from as low as P688 only to domestic and international destinations with bookings available online.

Along with this offer, they are required by DA to supply the needed fertilizer. They should be willing to apply the appropriate technology in managing the GCTCV variants and willing to attend orientation, seminar, training on cultural management of the recommended Cavendish Banana variants. Option 2: B anana far mers can a l s o opt for c a s h - forwork program to eradicate fusarium wilt. DA provides P500 for ever y matt of bananas up to a maximum of 100 mats. DA Region Office 11 describes banana matts

as groupings or mounds of bananas. Given as an incentive for banana growers, this will only be granted after the eradication process has been done, following a certain protocol prescribed by DA and after the validation of a DA plant pathologist. However, the materials and labor expenses spent on eradication of fusarium wilt affected areas will be shouldered by the banana growers. Banana growers who will opt to avail of the cash-for-work will also be given 10 packs of organic

Trichoderma harzianum for every matt of banana or a total of 1,000 packs per hectare. Trichoderma harzianum is an organic soil application to control fungal. Option 3 Me a nw h i l e , b a n a n a growers may also opt to avail of planting materials for crop shifting. This option is open to growers with five percent or above of their banana farms affected by Fusarium Wilt. DA is offering them 1,000 seedlings of Cacao; 1,000 seedlings of coffee; 20 kilogram of corn seeds and; 2,000 grams of

assorted vegetable seeds. DA 11 Science Research specialist, Virgelio Gutierrez advised farmers to opt for shifting of crops if fusarium wilt affected areas of their farms expands beyond five percent. “Magastusan pa ang farmers; di na kaya mamanage. (Farmers would be spending more; they would no longer be able to manage.),” he said in explaining why farmers should choose to shift crops if wilt spread to more than five percent portion of the banana plantation. (PIA 11/ Jeanevive Duron-Abangan)


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development efforts,” Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo and Abdullah D. Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte’s first and second districts representatives, respectively, said. T h e D i m ap oro s a re authors of HR No. 2243 urging for the conduct of feasibility study for the creation of MPC that will manage the Agus-Pulangui Hydroelectric Power complexes (APHC), and urging the Department of Budget and Management to allocate sufficient funds for the purpose in the proposed 2016 General appropriations Act. “It is now necessary for the government, through the Department of Energy, to seriously study its options on the future of the APHC, including the creation of the Mindanao Power Corporation for the greater benefit of Mindanao and the nation in general,” the Dimaporos said. They noted that the R e g i on a l D e ve l opm e nt Council of Region X has e n d o r s e d a l e g i s l at i v e proposal for the creation of MDC as a government-owned and controlled corporation that will manage the APHC. The combined installed capacity of the APHC, according to the authors, is about 55 percent of the total capacity of the Mindanao Grid. They recalled that “Republic Act 9133 or the Electric Power Industr y Reform Act (EPIURA) of 2001 was enacted to institute reforms in the electric power industry of the country and ensure reliable and affordable electric power for all Filipinos in a regime of free and fair competition.” The authors pointed out that “paragraph (f ), Section 47 of R.A. 9136 provides that the APHC may be privatized not earlier than 10 years from the effectivity of EPIRA, subject to the discretion of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM), in consultation with Congress.” “There is now a necessity for government to explore and study its options to ensure the nation’s power resources needed to sustain inclusive development,” the authors concluded. HR 2243 was referred to the House Committee on Energy for its consideration and action.(PNA)

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bicameral conference and come up with a unified law that would address the peace and order problem in Mindanao. This even as Sen. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., Mr. Rodriguez’s counterpart in the Senate, has told an audience in Cagayan de Oro City that the Lower House version is actually a “Palace version.” In an interview last week,

Mr. Rodriguez said that there is not a moment in Philippine history that the congressmen’s version of a certain measure would not reconcile with that of the Upper House. “ That’s why there is a bicameral conference committee to thresh out any differences,” he said, referring to the substitute bill pushed by Mr. Marcos. He said his committee has already met with his Senate counterparts and have “exchanged notes” [on the matter]. The two lawmakers almost crossed path on the same venue for a separate speaking engagements in Cagayan de Oro last week. Mr. Marcos had been invited as keynote speaker of a gathering of Mindanao vice governors, while Mr. Rodriguez also before a group of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) dignitaries. In his earlier speech, Mr. Marcos mocked his counterparts in Congress saying that Malacañang has been pressuring Mr. Rodriguez into cooking up a BBL bill that is favorable to both the Palace and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “It is clearly a Palace version, not a Congress version,” Mr. Marcos said of the House bill. The significant difference between the two versions is its preamble and the removal by the Senate of the Special Development Fund amounting to P17 billion originally designed to speed up infrastructure developments in the Bangsamoro region during its first five years.

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for stronger implementation. The NGCP operates a total 19,490 circuit kilometers

of transmission lines and 27,726 mega-volt amperes of substation capacity from Luzon to Mindanao. In Mindanao, Ms. Alabanza said the lines emanating from the Balo-i station in Lanao del Norte are the most critical since the station supplies about a quarter of the Mindanao grid’s requirements. These lines traverse Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Surigao del Sur. “If a line trips and this particular line runs through our load centers in Davao or Gensan, then there will be a massive blackout,” she said. In a meeting with law enforcement officials, Ms. Alabanza presented photos of transmission lines obstructed by trees, vegetation and even houses. Ms. Alabanza said some landowners in Lanao del Norte are taking advantage of the situation by intentionally growing trees beside the t ransmission lines and applying for right-of-way claims. Last week, Ms. Alabanza made the same appeal during a meeting of Mindanao vicegovernors, who, under the law, also chair their respective provincial councils, which enact local ordinances.

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family. Being part of God’s family means we not only worship Him in church services with our lips, but we worship God everyday with our life by putting Him first in ever ything. Our whole character and way of living changes. For example, we become honest no matter what we can get away with. We also love, forgive, and ser ve other people as Jesus did. So why not ask Jesus

Republic of the Philippines) City of Cagayan de Oro ) S.S. AFFIDAVIT OF LOSS I, LUIS M. IMPROGO, of legal age, Filipino, a resident of Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, after having been sworn to an oath in accordance with law, hereby depose and state: 1. That I am a purchaser of four (4)memorial plots situated at Block 112, Section 7 at Greenhills Memorial Park in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City; 2. That I have fully paid the purchase price for the four (4) plots and was duly issued a Certificate of Ownership in the name IMPROGO, AMALIA/LUIS; 3. That due the lapse of time, the Certificate of Ownership was misplaced and could no longer be located in spite of diligent efforts exerted to find it; 4. That the Certificate of Ownership is now lost and irretrievable; 5. That I execute this affidavit to attest to the loss of the Certificate of Ownership of the four (4) memorial plots as described in paragraph 1 hereof and to secure a substitute document to prove ownership thereof. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of April, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 7th day of April, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, affiant exhibited to me his valid Driver’s License no. K03-64-008690 with his photograph as competent evidence of his identity. Doc. No. 149 Page No. 30 Book No. 44 Series of 2015 BWM: Aug 23, 30 & Sept 6, 2015

to forgive you for living your own way and to come into your life? Jesus said it’s the only way you can come into His family and start learning to live His successful, satisfying way He created you to enjoy. It’s also the only way you can know you’ll live safely in God’s family forever after you die. Won’t you ask Jesus to guide you to a healthy, true church of His today? Just Think a Minute…

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“Busa akong gipabilin ang kahusay ug kalinaw sa probinsya kay kini dako ug epekto sa turismo ug ekonomiya sa lalawigan,” states Gov. Bambi. Gov. Bambi reaches out his empathy and prayers to the victims and survivors of the Erawan Shrine Bombing and hopes that immediate justice will be served to the distressed families.

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veget ables to dif ferent beneficiaries throughout the province as part of its continuing program for agriculture. Governor Corazon N. Ma l any a on l au d e d t h e support of the DA and BFAR for their efforts in helpingher province boost its agricultural productivity. She cited the

agencies’ support to her flagship program Pagkain at Kita that aims to increase food sufficiency and income generation among small farmers and fisherfolks. She said that “this turnover ceremony has indeed showcased the concerted efforts between the national and local governments that target to address the problem on poverty and food security.” She added that through


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strong partnership with stakeholders like them, along with the serious implementation of programs and projects of the local government, the province had earned different accolade in the field of agriculture which serve as testaments to its genuine efforts and sincerity to improve the lives of its constituents. (By Van Jorain O. Rufin/ PIO Davao Oriental)


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