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Import grows PHILIPPINE imports recorded the highest growth for the year at 22.6 percent in June 2015 after three consecutive months of contractions, an indication of robust domestic demand and improving external environment. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Tuesday that the spending for imported goods rose to US$ 5.9 billion in June 2015 from US$ 4.8 billion in the same month last year. The Philippines ranked first among monitored economies in East and Southeast Asia in terms of imports growth in June 2015. Except for Vietnam, all these countries registered a decline in imports during the period.

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SMEs urged to exploit online’s full potential

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XPERTS in electronic commerce (e-commerce) have urged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of the Internet’s potential by establishing their presence online.


Infra projects THE national government is set to build P1.7 billion worth of projects in the city in the next three years. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday said these projects include the construction of four bridges and four interchanges. Leowald Pacore, an engineer at the regional office of the DPWH said that the ongoing project at the Bitan-ag Creek project has an allocation of PHP75 million. Under the said project, the existing clogged up box culvert at the creek will be removed and replaced by a 14-meter long bridge with an elevation of 1.85 meters. This will pave the way for the efficient flow of water in the said creek.


At the LIVEX2015 held in Davao City last week, an event that gathered experts in information and communications technology within the Brunei-IndonesiaMalaysia-PhilippinesEast ASEAN Growth Area, Rebecca R. Ricalde, Voyager Innovations, Inc. vice-president for digital commerce, said very few Philippine SMEs are making ‘BAGSAKAN’. The sign on the post on the left says it’s a “bagsakan” (dropping center) for agricultural produce. But this space inside the public market in Malaybalay City has been filled with stalls selling ukay-ukay or used clothing (22 August 2015). mindanews photo by h . marcos c . mordeno

Davao bypass road seen improving ports access By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO Correspondent

D AVA O C i t y - - T h e D e p a r t m e nt o f P u b l i c Wo r k s a n d H i g h w a y s (DPWH) has released the draft environmental impact statement for the P16.8billion bypass road project spanning north to south of the city, passing through 24 areas and providing access to two major ports in the Davao Region. In the document published

on the DPWH Web site last week, the agency said the road is necessary “to reduce

traffic congestion of Davao City urban center where PORT/PAGE 10

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the most online, much on less the e-commerce platforms. “Most of the Web sites we have are not fully functional,” said Ms. Ricalde, pointing out in her presentation during the forum that only about 1% of the estimated one million SMEs have fully operational sites. Many sites, she added, only provide basic information EXPLOIT/PAGE 11

Solon warns diluted BBL won’t resolve conflict By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV, MindaNews

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

problem?” he said. Zarate said the government peace panel should have considered at the outset that Congress may object to the provisions of the agreements they deem unconstitutional and that it would be better if they included some lawmakers in drafting the BBL. BBL/PAGE 11

House to clarify definition of gov’t ‘savings’ By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV MindaNews

DAVAO City -- A lawmaker on Monday said the House of Representatives will set the definition of “savings” to prevent the executive department from abusing its powers in declaring unused funds for government projects that have been abandoned as savings. CLARIFY/PAGE 10

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ENERAL Santos City -- Energy firm Alsons Power Group is targeting to start by October the commercial streaming of the initial phase of its 210-megawatt (MW) coalfired power plant in Maasim town in Sarangani province. Joel Aton, quality assurance manager of Alsons Power’s subsidiary Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC), said

Monday they are currently finalizing the arrangements for the commissioning and operationalization of the 105 MW component of the PHP13billion power plant project. He said the power supplies that will be generated by the plant will be added to the capacity of the South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) and several other distribution utilities

in Mindanao. Socoteco II, which serves this city and parts of Sarangani and South Cotabato provinces, had forged a power sales agreement with SEC for the provision of 70 MW of power from the coal plant, which is based in Barangay Kamanga in Maasim town. “We’re on track right now in terms of the October target for our commercial operations,”

he said in an interview. Aton said the construction of the plant’s remaining 105 MW component or second phase is currently ongoing and is due for completion by the end of 2016. With the operationalization of the plant, he said they expect the power supplies in the Mindanao grid to further stabilize. As of Monday, the National

The School Head in the K to 12 Curriculum By Renato C. Cagbabanua Principal II, Labo NHS

Moving on to its 4th year of implementation, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or the K to 12 curriculum still continues to take its plight despite the opposition of some sectors in our society. As a school head, I feel a greater sense of responsibility for the enhanced curriculum to be understood well by my teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders because the better they understand it, the more they will embrace and support the program, hence, the greater is the chance for the K to 12 to succeed. Thus, the school exhausts all means to get the message across. We regularly hold an advocacy program at the beginning of the school year and every PTA general assembly to clarify

issues. This often includes powerpoint presentation about the program, video clips, lectures, and open forum. So far, it’s working well. As far as the teachers are concerned especially the younger ones, they are adapting quite beautifully with the media literacy skills. They have become adept at handling ICT-based lessons and are more open to take on challenging tasks…the mark of 21st century teachers. With this shift in the curriculum, there are still a number of things to be prepared, items to be revised but the school head has to remain steadfast if he has to help the K to 12 curriculum reach its height. How successfully he does it still remains to be seen.

Grid Corporation of the Philippines placed the island’s system capacity at 1,486 MW and peak demand at 1,401 MW or a reserve of 85 MW. However, the Mindanao grid’s power situation is still considered volatile as seen during the maintenance shutdown implemented last month by several power plants that triggered long rotational brownouts in parts of the area. Citing their projections, Aton said the plant’s total capacity will be more than enough to stabilize the island’s power reserve and address the requirements of some areas. “The long brownouts will no longer be a problem once the plant will fully operate by the end of 2016,” he said. Aton said the plant’s first phase will specifically serve around 3.4 million power consumers in the provinces of Sarangani, Compostela Valley, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte as

well as the cities of General Santos, Island Garden City of Samal and Tagum. He said an additional of 3.8 million power users in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, South Cotabato and North Cotabato will be served with the streaming of the second component by the end of 2016. Overall, Aton said the coalfired power plant in Maasim, which is being built by South Korea’s Daelim Industrial, Ltd., is already 90 percent complete. He said it features stateof-the-art technologies like circulating fluidized bed boilers and steam turbine generators made by Fuji Electric Co. of Japan. The power plant, which will cost around USD 570 million once fully completed, is considered as the biggest investment venture or project that entered the region in the last three years.(PNA)


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Why CDO is the happiest place in the country


agayan De Oro is tagged as “The City of Golden Friendship.” Everyone there addresses each other as “Bai,” or “buddy”. Mark Garcia, a 24-year-old local couldn’t be prouder that his province holds the title. A nationwide tourism campaign also called the city the “happiest place in the Philippines” with so many tourist activities that are sure to make different types of travelers happy. For thrill-seekers People who are into water sports have known CDO as the first province in the country to offer white water rafting. “CDO offers not just exciting but also beautiful and scenic white water

rafting trails,” Mark said. “It is a must-try activity here.” For adrenaline junkies Mark said those who are looking for an adrenaline rush will surely enjoy Jatico Adventures, which includes a five-course zip line, a downhill water Zorb experience, airsoft war grounds, and an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) road adventure. A future attraction is the 100foot bungee jump site set to open late August. With equipment all made in Europe and highlytrained bungee experts to man the attraction, people no longer need to go abroad for bungee jumping. To top it all, there is an infinity pool overlooking CDO’s CDO/PAGE 10

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hink a minute…A guy was complaining to his friend about his wife’s nagging. He said: “All my wife does is talk, talk, talk, talk.” His friend asked: “Well what does she talk about?” He answered: “I don’t know, she don’t say!” You would think that with 2 ears and 1 mouth, we’d all be twice as good listeners as talkers! But not so. Research shows that we usually listen to only 20% of what others say to us. Yet good listening is one of the easiest, most important ways to be successful—whether it’s in our job and career, our marriage, with our children, or with our friends. It’s interesting that even though we can’t actually shut our ears, we somehow still manage to. We listen only to what we want. But when we don’t listen closely to others, we not only hurt them, we hurt ourselves. There are 3 important things we need to do when we listen to others. The first, is observation. Use your eyes and look at them. It’s just common courtesy and respect. Take your eyes off the T.V., newspaper, or whatever else, and give that person your attention. The second part of listening is concentration. Many of us are guilty of looking someone


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The Greece of Italy


thers call it the misery of the Mezzogiorno. It’s more then painful. Recent figures confirm t h at s o ut h e r n It a l y i s massively underdeveloped economically - and this also has an impact on its political culture. The reasons for the misery have long been known, but are difficult to overcome. Illegal waste dump in Naples is just one of many more problems right now. The announcement was likely to arouse great expectations. “The cities of Sicily as a driving force for regional development” was the title of the conference at the Teatro Pirandello in Agrigento on the southern coast of the island. It began at 4:00 p.m. - and was already over by dinner. The future of southern Italy was evidently a project so straightforward and manageable that it could be dealt with in two or three hours. What a shame! Italian journalist Luigi Offeddu recently took a closer look at this March 2010

conference in the newspaper “Corriere della Sera.” He examined the organizational str ucture of the e vent, especially its financing. He reported that the meeting had been subsidized to the tune of 23,000 EURO. Of this, the regional authority contributed nearly 3,500 EURO. Around 8,000 EURO c ame f rom t he It a l i an government. And the rest, a ro u n d 1 1 , 5 0 0 E U R O, was provided by Brussels. Even modest results can be expensive, he wrote dryly. This anecdote sheds light on a question again currently being hotly debated in Italy: Why is there simply no progress when it comes to the southern part of the country? The discussion was reignited a few days ago by a new report issued by Svimez, an organization to promote the Mezzogiorno, the Italian south. It looked closely at the economic situation of the region between Naples and Palermo. “The Greece of Italy” is how the newspaper “Il Fatto

Quotidiano” described the Mezzogiorno. The growth rate was even more glum when compared to panEu rop e an f i g u re s : T he economy of the EU as a whole grew by almost 54 percent during that time. Yes, we all most face it: The south is dying out. Journalists Gian Antonio Stella and Sergio Rizzo examined the south’s desperation in a book that became a bestseller in Italy. Its title: “Se il Sud muore” “If the South Is Dying.”They write about widespread despondency and apathy. The once-creative region, which gave the world great artists, writers and scientists, has lost all its energy. The Italian south suffers especially hard from this lack of oversight, as it leads it to a failure to develop a culture of business and entrepreneurial activity. How could that change, the newspaper “Corrriere del Mezzogiorno” asks. And it gives an answer that itself seems utopian: It needs a new party. But

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Inside Out


f you haven’t seen the movie yet, I’m issuing a spoiler alert. This movie is one of the best illustrations of depression and grief I’ve ever seen so allow me to share its gist and show you what I mean. In the story a girl named Riley, born in Minnesota have five expressions of her emotions named—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust that come to life in her conscious mind. These emotions influence Riley’s behavior and memories, with the most important memories forming part her core memories that create “islands”. These islands reflect a specific aspect of Riley’s personality. As a generally happy girl, Joy is the most dominant of her emotions. When the family moves to San Francisco because of her father’s new job, Sadness begins to act out and starts touching happy memories and turning them sad, so Joy tries to get a hold of the situation by keeping Sadness isolated. Unfortunately, the more she struggles to keep Sadness under control, the more it creates confusion and distress.

During her first day of class, Sadness once again takes hold of Riley and she cries in front of the class. This memory is so significant, it becomes a “core” memory. Joy, in her desire to keep Riley’s memories all happy, tries to prevent the storage of the sad core memory but she knocks over all the other “core” memories and cause the “islands,” (the different aspects of Riley’s personalities previously ment ione d) to b e come unstable. Joy and Sadness then struggle to rectify the situation. Unfortunately in the process they create more trouble and go through a lot of misadventures together. It was only until Joy realizes that one of Riley’s “core” emotions of happiness started out as one of sadness. Riley was initially sad because she failed to score during a hockey championship game, causing her team to lose. Her sadness only changed to joy because of the support and comfort she got from her parents and her team mates. I n J o y ’s a b s e n c e , Anger, Fear and Disgust try to keep things under control but creates more

chaos as they cause Riley to inappropriately respond to various situations. Eventually their mismanagement of her emotions cause Riley to become depressed. It was only when Joy allows Sadness to take control of Riley’s conscious mind that Riley reaches out to her parents for support, marking a breakthrough in her adjustment difficulties in San Francisco. In so many ways, this is what we go through when we go through major transitions and loss. Sadness gets the better of us and if we do not allow it to run its course. It will not push us to reach out to others for support. In the process, other emotions will wreak havoc in our consciousness like anger, fear and disgust. Sadness is a normal part of life and the friendlier we are to ourselves when we are sad, the easier it is for us to deal with it when we are at sadness’ grip. As a student of psychology, I urge you to watch the movie with your children so that they come to an understanding of the interplay of their emotions.

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by jambie austriadel rosario Who knows, you might learn a thing or two yourself. The movie is also a good illustration of depression and mental illness because it shows how various aspects of our personality goes awry when sadness prevails. More on this in my next article on Tuesday next week. Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human res ources manag e me nt , community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-700-1996 or email her at jambie.delrosario@psychsiren. com

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WB reviews PH’s PRDP projects A TEAM from the World Bank (WB) will be visiting several sub-projects implemented under the Department of Ag r i c u ltu re - P h i l ippi n e Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) to assess its progress and address issues and concerns in the implementation. As of August 2015, the Project has already allotted over P12 billion in funds for the implementation of various sub-projects which include farm-to-market roads, bridges, potable water systems and production, processing, and marketing support activities envisioned to boost the value chain of agricultural commodities in the rural areas. Of the amount, some P10.96-billion has been approved for infrastructure projects funding under the Infrastructure Development (I-BUILD) component, while P1.62-billion was allocated for production, processing, and marketing activities of agri-fishery products under the Enterprise Development (I-REAP) component. DA Un d e r s e c r e t a r y for Operations Emerson Palad, in a press briefing on Monday, said a total of 10 infrastructure projects worth P297.61 million are now ongoing and are over 50

percent complete, while 33 other infrastructure projects worth P2.02 billion are below 50 percent in progress. Sixteen sub-projects wor t h P616.85 mi l lion have also been approved for implementation, through the issuance of No-Objection Letter 2 (NOL-2) and 124 sub-projects amounting to PhP8 billion have been approved for funding and have been given NOL-1. Un d e r t h e I - R E A P component, 10 sub-projects worth P78.65 million have been approved for funding. Among these is the calamansi marketing and trading project of the Naujan Farmers’ Association in Oriental Mindoro which recently received P700,000 from the PRDP. Last June, the PRDP also transferred some P20million worth of checks to the Polo Samahang Nayon Cooperative to jumpstart t he i r c a ss av a g r anu l e s production and marketing project. As PRDP moves to boost the economy in the rural areas through financial grants to rural development projects, the DA said it continues to capacitate the local government units in planning and implementing sub-projects.

“ Together with local governments, the academe, the business sector and other grassroots stakeholders, we have endeavored to develop the right tools to determine the right investments for the development of commodities produced by our farmers and

fishers,” said DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala. The PRDP has a ls o introduced modern tools to help identify, validate, and monitor sub-projects under the Project. “We have inst ituted reforms in planning among

local government units using scientific and evidence-based tools that ensure development initiatives on agriculture are responsive to the needs of specific localities. Through these reforms, we contribute to the eradication of patronage politics that

perpetuates corruption and hampers delivery of services to areas where these are needed most,” added Alcala. The ExpandedVulnerability and Suitability Assessment (E-VSA) Tool for instance, a user online reviews/PAGE 10

FOR THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF A HAPPY READING AND WRITING PROGRAM – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ continues the distribution of books donated by Children International Philippines, Inc. as he gives 200 books to Hinigdaan Elementary School in El Salvador City. The book distribution reinforces the institutionalization of a Happy Reading and Writing Habit Program for pupils and students of the Province Of Misamis Oriental through the local Department of Education in the Divisions of Misamis Oriental, Gingoog City and El Salvador City. The simple turn-over ceremony was witnessed by Barangay Chairman ALFONSO SAGUING and Mrs. MARIEL UBAOB, the School Head of the school.


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A proper and convenient school infrastructure greatly affects the eagerness to study of the students. Misamis Oriental Gov. Bambi Emano has seen this need thus implementing the construction and rehabilitation of school buildings in Misamis Oriental. Governor. Bambi allocated a budget with an amount of P15,815.957 to finish six State of the Art MultiPurpose buildings in six schools in the province: Baliwagan Comprehensive

High School, Salay National High School, Medina Comprehensive High School, Alubujid National High School and Initao National High School. Aside from that, additional three school buildings with 3 to 4 classrooms were completed worth P11,000,150.63 in Villanueva, Bukidnon, Kaluknayan Central School and City National Comprehensive High School. Another on-going construction of school building with 3 to 4

classrooms worth P2,004,762.42 in Igpit Elementary School has been implemented together with three Day Care Centers in Barangay Odiongan, Sampatulog and Bagocboc in the Municipality of Opol worth P300,000 each. Backfilling of some schools in the province were also made. One of which is in Luyongbonbon Elementary School in Opol worth P4,006,202.23 and another P1,500,000.00 was also allocated in Linangkayan National High School in Naawan.

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lobe Telecom is set to invade Davao’s Kadayawan Festival as it promises to level up the festival experience and give Davaoenos a dose

of the best parties and exclusive offers. “Davao will always be a key market for Globe and we are very excited to be part of this year’s Kadayawan festivities to

take the festival experience to the next level. Globe will aim to give the celebration a different flavor with our wonderful events, surprises, and promos in-store for everyone to enjoy,” shares Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan. Along with the Davaoenos’ celebration of street dancing, parades and colorful floats, Globe gives customers a wonderful festival experience with access to the biggest concert parties and Kadayawanexclusive promos. Electronic music festival Arcadia that happened last August 21 and 22 at the D’Leonor Inland Resort promises partyphiles an intense mash-up of music featuring top DJs Arra Pascual, Badkiss, Funk Avy, Marc Nicosia, and Callum David among others.

To get to the next level party experience at Arcadia, customers just need to visit the Globe Prepaid booth at the D’Leonor Inland Resort and at Matina IT Park and load prepaid credits to get tickets: P1000 prepaid credits for a VIP pass and P250 prepaid credits for a general admission ticket. Guests and Davaoenos alike also had fun at Brazilika last August 22 at Matina IT Park Grounds featuring acts from local celebrities Diana Meneses, the Sex Bomb Dancers, and many more. Admission is free. Festival goers are also in for great deals on new postpaid offers exclusively available for the duration of the festival. Davaoenos can get freebies and discounts and learn more about and apply for a Globe myLifestyle Plan with the online application ph/kadayawan. This online process allows for faster transactions and the convenience to choose the preferred Globe store to transact with. Special postpaid offers include a myLifestyle plan 599 with unlimited calls and texts to Globe and TM, unlimited texts to all networks for 6 months, GoSURF99 with 100 MB of mobile data and a free Android smartphone. Plan 999 on the other hand comes with unlimited calls and texts to Globe and TM, unlimited texts to all networks for 12 months, GoSURF 499 with 3 GB of mobile data and a free Android smartphone or tablet bundle. For Tattoo Mobile Broadband customers, value deals are available at Plan 499 and Plan 999 that comes with up to 5 GB monthly data allowance,

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2015 Fiesta Travel Sale starts Aug 26 at Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro-Iligan-Bukidnon hosts Fam Tour for Phil Tour Operators


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agayan de Oro will host a three-day travel fair on August 26-28, 2015 at the Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City. Th event is mounted by Swift Travel & Tours in partnership with Centrio Mall, Seda Centrio, and Professional Organizers Unlimited, the Department of Tourism Regions 10 and 13, It’s More Fun in the Philippines in partnership with Globe Telecoms, Oro Photographic Society, Inc. and Bank of Philippine Islands. “This will allow mall guests and visitors to book and buy promo tickets and tour packages in one location, “ said Tito Mora, travel

fair organizer. Local and International destinations will be on sale including the world’s best brands such as Insight, Royal Caribbean Cruise, Glbus and many more, offered at a discount during the Fiesta Travel Sale. Meantime, Mr. Mora revealed that he has been tapped by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association Inc (PTAA) of which Swift Travel is the sole member in the region for a Familiarization Tour. A total of 42 members companies and tour operators will be able to visit Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. The group is expected to arrive on August 26 and will stay two days in Cagayan de

Oro before proceeding to Bukidnon where they will be hosted by Dahilayan Adventure Park. “From the airport they will tour Iligan then head back to

Cagayan de Oro,” said Mr. Mora. “They will be stay at Seda Centrio for 2 nights and will stay over to watch the Civic-Military Parade on August 27. After their whitewater

rafting , They will then proceed to Bukidnon for an overnight familiarization tour before flying back home on the 29th. The group will be hosted by the LGus

of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental including Congresswoman Juliette Uy, DOT 10, Kagay, 1st Rafting, Bugsay and Red Rafts and Apple Tree Resort.

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Cine Europa returns to Rodelsa Hall


or the 8th straight year, Liceo de Cagayan University’s Rodelsa Hall is the home of the longest running European Film Festival in the Philippines, Cine Europa! Just like the coming of age of young adults, Cine Europa on its 18 th year also takes on the theme as it marks a milestone of sharing to the Filipino audiences all over the country the stories, cultures and arts of the European Union member countries all

Republic of the Philippines REGIONLA TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT AND EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF - 2015 - 118 “Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG) against MAFEL P. GATCHALIAN married to NOEL BENEDICT G. GATCHALIAN, of Bird Street, Morning Mist Village, Pueblo, Cagayan de Oro City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of April 28, 2015 amounts to ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX PESOS AND 50/100 (P 1,628,386.50), including interests and penalty charges, but excluding expenses of foreclosure , the undersigned will sell at public auction on September 23, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. AT THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT , OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, TOURISM HALL, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property described below including all existing improvements found thereon, to wit: TCT NO. T – 144829 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 13, Block 19, of the Subd. Plan, Psd-10-030370, being a portion of Lot 2297-B, Psd10-021404) Situated in the Barangay Carmen, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao and containing an area of One Hundred Eighty (180 sq.m.) Square Meters more or less and registered in the name of Mafel P. Gatchalian married to Noel Benedict G. Gatchalian. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. 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 described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

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throughout these years. The Cagayan de Oro leg of the said festival will be this coming November 18-22 with around 22 films from 18 countries to be screened for the entire duration of the event. Expected to arrive during the opening cocktails are dignitaries representing the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines as well as local government officials, members of the university administration and local

personalities. The opening feature film for this year is from Germany entitled Die Legende von Paul und Paula (The Legend of Paul and Paula), a film by director Heiner Carow. Screening will be on November 7, 2015, 7pm at the Rodelsa Hall. Full screening schedule will be released soon. Call Liceo U Office of Cultural Affairs at (088) 8584093 to 95 local 109 for inquiries.

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The mysterious cave and scenic views in Macahambus make it seem like you’ve been transported to a mystical world.

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mountain ridges, which is a great way to end an adventure-filled day. For nature lovers Visit the Macahambus Hill Cave and be transported to a mystical world. This batfilled cave leads to a veranda overlooking the Cagayan River. The cave is said to be

where early Filipinos won one of the first battles of the Philippine-American war. For those who want to be one with nature, the Mapawa Nature Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, is a wonderful getaway. For history explorers Local histor y is best showcased by the Museo de Oro and Museum of Three Cultures.

Museo de Oro’s previous curator, Nonoy Estarte has interpreted local history through his paintings of creation and mytholog y based on parables of different tribes that first lived in the city. The elegant Museum of Three Cultures, on the other hand, is a proud member of the Paris’ International Council of Museums, the

Higalaay (friendship) Festival features a lot of street dancing, a Golden Float Parade, and recently even a fireworks festival

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In yesterday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City, Bayan Muna representative Carlos Isagani Zarate said Malacanang cannot just declare such funds as savings and use them for projects at their discretion without getting Congress’ approval. Zarate said that even if the Disbursement Acceleration Program, called the “presidential pork barrel,” had been declared by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, the administration was coming up with another “scheme”. In budget deliberations held two weeks ago, he said he questioned Department of Budget and Management Secretary Butch Abad why he revived the definition of savings that allows the president to “declare a savings anytime, especially in the middle of the year.” Under the new scheme, Zarate explained Malacanang can declare a budget not obligated by June 30, 2016 as savings and funnel it to other government projects. He said under the proposed budget the president will receive a P400-million Special Purpose Fund, which is lower by P100 million than his 2014 lump sum. Malacanang has given Congress until October 9 to pass the 2016 budget pegged at P3 trillion. Next year’s proposed budget is the highest so far, Zarate said. “We should not give the Executive Department wider latitude when to

declare savings at anytime… that they can just simply call the funds of the abandoned project as savings and divert it to other purposes,” he said. Even if many are dubious of the 2016 proposed budget, the politicians will find it difficult to siphon off budget to their campaign funds with “safety nets” in place, he said. Zarate challenged the House leadership to see to it that the budget is passed without the intervention of the Malacanang. He said the proposed allocation for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) next year increased to P70 billion. The budget for this year is P64.73 billion. The program started with P5 billion during the Arroyo administration. The 4Ps had been riddled with controversies over allegations some politicians took credit for it to earn more votes. In Davao Region, Department of Social Welfare and Development director Priscilla Razon appealed to politicians to get their hands off the 4Ps or in any programs of the agency. “Our projects are non-political,” she clarified.

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average travel speed is less than 20 kilometers per hour; disperse urbanization outside (the urban center), which is already over-

saturated; and strongly support economic activities of not only Region XI but also the entire Mindanao.” The planned 44.58-kilometer (km) road, coursed through the west end of the city, will run from the Toril District in the south to the boundary with Panabo City, Davao del Norte in the north. It will consist of 37.17 kms of road, a 5.13-km bridge, and a 2.28-km tunnel. It will serve as an alternative access road to and from the Sasa Port in Davao City, which is up for auction under the public-private partnership (PPP) program, and Panabo City’s Davao International Container Terminal owned by the Anflo Management and Investment Corp. The DPWH also said the road will pass through key areas, among them the emerging commercial business districts in the southwestern part of the city. Last month, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board approved the project, which will be funded from a loan from the government of Japan, according to NEDA Regional Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim. Ms. Lim earlier said the road was identified by the NEDA regional office as one of the priority projects needed to spur development in the Davao Region. Undersecretary Janet M. Lopoz, executive director of the Mindanao Development Authority

International Committee of Museums of Archeology a n d H i s t o r y, a n d t h e International Movement for a New Museology. It also houses numerous artifacts that bridge three distinct cultures of Mindanao— Muslims, Christians, and Lumads. For party people The Higalaay (friendship) Festival, which is being celebrated this month, is a two-week event that features a lot of street dancing, a Golden Float Parade, and recently even a fireworks festival. There are also band competitions, beauty pageants, and a feast of local delicacies. The cit y ’s emerg ing nightlife is also something that Mark is excited about. One can choose from highend to easy-on-the-pocket nightlife experience. In addition to all these activities that travelers can enjoy, CD O, which is located at the heart of Northern Mindanao, is the perfect jump off point for other destinations like the attractions of Camiguin, the waterfalls in Iligan, and the

mountains of Bukidnon. L ocals as hometown ambassadors with Smart’s Doon Po Sa Amin CDO’s attractions have inspired Mark and his friends to join Doon Po Sa Amin (DPSA) last year. Now on its 8th year, DPSA is a videomaking competition held annually by wireless leader Smart Communications to encourage Pinoys to become hometown ambassadors. The countr y’s first and longest-running crowdsourcing competition, DPSA is designed to uncover the best and unique Filipino hometown stories. Mark said that in joining DPSA they hope to share what it’s really like to live in CDO. Their entry landed in the top 10 under the open division. “We’re proud of our city and believe we really have so much to offer for any type of visitor. Who can better promote these than us fun-loving and friendly locals?” “The Internet is indeed a powerful tool that the youth can use not just for fun, but for bigger things like helping

boost local tourism,” Mark added. DPSA is part of the digital inclusion advocacy of Smart, making information accessible to more and more Filipinos through mobile and Internet technologies. “Through DPSA, we encourage Pinoys to join the digital discussion by taking part in documenting Phi lippine c u lture and history for the entire world to appreciate,” said Public Affairs Group Head Ramon Isberto. “With this project, we want to elevate Filipino pride and urge everyone to become local ambassadors of their hometowns,” Isberto added. Smart has opened the registration for the 8th DPSA video-making contest, with more than Php300,000 in prizes at stake. Deadline of entries is on September 25, 2015. For more information o n D P S A , v i s i t w w w. d o o np o s a ami n . p h . Yo u may also follow DPSA on Facebook, on Twitter, or subscribe to its Youtube channel to view Pinoy local stories.

(MinDA), earlier told BusinessWeek Mindanao the bypass road will be particularly needed in pursuing the modernization of the Sasa Port. MinDA was among the agencies that endorsed the project and its technical staff were involved in drafting the road design and proposal. The P18.99-billion Sasa project, the first seaport project to be rolled out under the PPP scheme, has faced opposition from both the local business sector and local governments, citing traffic congestion at the port area as one of the reasons.

this administration promotes. Through the PRDP, we have been able to further mainstream our good governance agenda,” said Alcala. The World Bank team led by Samik Sundar Das will visit from Aug. 26 to Sept. 18 projects in Palawan for South Luzon cluster, Isabela for North Luzon cluster, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte for Mindanao cluster, and Bohol for Visayas cluster.

The PRDP is a six-year project under the DA that aims to establish a modern, inclusive, value-chain oriented, and climate-resilient agriculture and fisheries sector. In partnership with LGUs and private sector, PRDP which started in December 2014 and funded by the World Bank (WB), provides key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise income, productivity and competitiveness in targeted areas. (PNA)

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tool that tak es ac c ount o f socioeconomic indicators to help target interventions under the Project. The Applied Geotagging (AGT), on the other hand, is used to validate and monitor progress of sub-projects under the PRDP. Through the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in smartphones, photographs of proposed and implemented sub-projects can be laid out in Google Earth and be viewed online. With AGT identifying the exact location of projects, ghost and overlapping projects will be avoided. “Certainly, the PRDP has become an avenue to foster participation, an indispensable element of good governance that


Main: Osmeña-Cogon Market, Cagayan de Oro Branch: Ipil,Carmen , Cagayan de Oro NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE Starting September 4, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. to 5P.M., this establishment will set an Auction Sale on all pledges since March 2015. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts.


Sa Setyembre 4, 2015 sa may 9:00 sa buntag paingon da alas 5:00 sa hapon, ang Tanan nga penirenda nga wala malukat sa bulan sa Marso 2015 maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanan suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo. BWM: August 26, 2015 ANG TAGDUMALA

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about products or services. Ramon Tomas Cristi, Intercommerce Network Services, Inc. operations manager, said SMEs need a change in mind-set and recognize that online presence is a marketing tool worth investing in. “Small companies, they use their money on their goods,” Mr. Cristi said. Ms. Ricalde said that while the Philippines and the rest of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are growing fast in terms of Internet penetration, the SMEs have not tapped e-commerce as a trading venue. In the Philippines, about half of the population, or 47 million, is using the Internet, but the projected revenue from e-commerce this year is only P15.5 billion. “A lot of these businesses do not know how to connect (with their clients) online,” said Ms. Ricalde, attributing this to several factors, including “lack of a dedicated technical team, difficulty in setting up online payment and cash-on-deliver y me chanisms, inventor y and customer management struggles when selling across multiple platforms, logistics and delivery coordination and no digital marketing know-how.” Jerome G otangco of Hewlett-Packard Philippines, for his part, said businesses do not seem too keen on having an online presence because they believe that most buyers still prefer to EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

actually touch the products they want to buy. “We want the personalized e x p e r i e n c e ,” s a i d M r. Gotangco, predicting that the online marketing sector will only start to mature in the next three years. Ms. Ricalde’s company has set up Tackthis!, a platform that will help SMEs maximize their use of the Internet to market their products. Aside from launching an online presence, Tackthis! also provides support so that the small enterprises can deliver their message to the intended audience.

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He said the substitute bills filed in the Senate and even in the House of Representatives h av e e x c l u d e d s e v e r a l provisions in the original draft, which is a result of the 17-year negotiation between the government and MILF peace panels. The MILF cannot accept a version of the BBL with provisions that are only 50-percent compliant to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), he said. He said it is doubtful the BBL could be passed before Aquino leaves office, as most lawmakers will be “busy” after filing the certificate of candidacies in October. Zarate said it will be difficult to muster a quorum EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

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

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

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as the election period draws near. He cited that no sessions were held in the past days due to lack of quorum. 1BAP p ar t y list Rep. Sylestre Bello III recently said the lawmakers skipped the sessions to avoid discussions on the Freedom of Information bill, AntiDynasty bill and the BBL. Si n c e Ju ly 1 7 w h e n Congress resumed its sessions, only two lawmakers were able to interpellate the BBL in the plenar y with 28 items still up for deliberation. “If and when the interpellation of the BBL resumes, more congressmen will attempt to dilute it further, for example, the provisions on the control of resources,” Zarate said. He said the substitute bill filed by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has failed to live

up to the provisions of the CAB and FAB. He said Marcos’ bill rejected the “request of the MILF to reconsider the provisions that have been omitted” from the original draft. He called Marcos’ version of the BBL less than the existing Republic Act 9504, which amended RA 6734, the law creating the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Zarate said the Makabayan bloc in Congress is not amenable to Marcos’ substitute bill as it will not provide a long-term solution to the conflict. He warned that passing a version of the BBL that would fail to address the problem will only result in more problems. He cited, for instance, the Final Peace Agreement entered into by the



government and the Moro National Liberation Front in 1996. He said the next administration should also

honor the CAB and the FAB or risk losing credibility in the international community. “An agreement must always be respected,” he said.


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


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

(Sgd) HON. MARITES FILOMENA B. RANA-BERNALES Presiding Judge BWM: Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2015

This is a Second Amended Petition for Cancellation and Confirmation of the Late Registration of Michael Angelo Acbayan Caermare’s Certificate of Live Birth, herein represented by Anne Marie T. Caermare, alleging among others, that Michael Angelo Caermare was born out of wedlock on September 29, 1983 at Tudela, Misamis Occidental; that the fact of his birth was first registered with the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) of Tagoloan , Misamis Oriental, by a relative of his mother without the knowledge of his parents; that unware of the previous registration, petitioner’s mother, caused the second registration of petitioner’s birth at the local Civil Registrar of Tudela, Misamis Occidental; that recently, petitioner and his parents discovered the existence of the Certificate of Live Birth registered with the LCR of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental , when they tried to secure an authenticated copy of petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth from the National Statistics Office. Thus, this Petition. This Amended Petition will be called for initial hearing on September 18, 2015, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, during which the jurisdictional requirements of publication, posting and notice to all persons who have interest which would be affected by this petition, will be proved. At the expense of the Petitioner, let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro, and in the province of Misamis Oriental. Further, let this Order, together with copies of the Amended Petition and its annexes, be posted before the initial hearing in the Bulletin Boards of this Court, City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City, Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental, and the Barangay Hall of the Barangay where the Petitioner is residing. Any interested person may, within fifteen (15) days from notice hereof, file an Opposition to the Amended Petition. Let a copy each of this Order be furnished to the Petitioner, Atty. Roy I. Macua, Office of the Solicitor General, Local Civil Registrar of Tudela, Misamis Occidental, Municipal Civil Registrar of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and the Local Civil Registrar of Misamis Oriental. SO ORDERD. ISSUED this 27th day of July, 2015, at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

(Sgd) HENRY B. DAMASING Presiding Judge

BWM: Aug. 12, 19 & 26, 2015


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