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Oro subds rising TWO more posh subdivision projects will rise in the city. The 17th City Council during its regular session this afternoon to be presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas is slated to enact ordinances approving the application of Johndorf Ventures Corporation for Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance (PALC) of its Montierra Subdivision project located at Upper Balulang. The project has an area of 64,765.28 square meters and will contain 601 houses and lots.

CDO livelihood assistance COUNCILOR Edna Dahino, chair of the City Council committee on women and family relations, on Friday requested the Community Improvement Division to submit the names of trainers and the detailed list of equipment under its Livelihood Development Program. This, after the committee discussed the request of the CID for appropriation for the program amounting to P4,290,000 with corresponding Program of Works. Crispina Estrada, representative of the CID said the city conducts skills training every year which runs from January to June and July to December. She informed the committee that there are 11 courses offered with 11 trainers under the program. These are Bread and Pastry Production, Cookery, Beauty Care Services, Massage Therapy, Dress Making, Food Processing, Automotive Servicing, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Carpentry, Housekeeping and Electronics.

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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY — At least thirty-nine (39) wholesale and retail stores in this city are violating the Internal Revenue Stamps Integrated System (IRSIS) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) by selling cigarette packs without the proof of tax payment labels.

The Fight Illicit Trade (Fight IT) movement also said that it has also monitored at least 20 retailers in Davao City; 9 retailers in General Santos City; and 40 retail and wholesale outlets in Zamboanga City were openly selling significant quantities of cigarette products without tax stamps. This is an open violation of the IRSIS, said Fight IT lead convenor Jesus Arranza. The Fight IT movement warned consumers against patronizing the “no tax stamps” cigarette packs as this is not only illegal without the requisite tax payment, but its origin and production are not known as well. “Tobacco products are specifically taxed per pack

at increasing rates of excise, precisely because tobacco is harmful and addictive, and the tax is intended to make the product less affordable, thereby encouraging people to quit,” Arranza said. He added: “The national and local authorities in Mindanao should be alarmed at this flagrant circumvention of the law that is not only d e ny i ng re ve nu e s , but undermining important public health objectives. Let us work together to combat this menace. We cannot allow manufacturers and store owners to be scot-free in selling illegal products without paying tax. Do we let them go when we tax-paying citizens are duty-bound to Stores/PAGE 10

CMN chief backs BBL; legal experts assure no Sharia for minorities in Bangsamoro By BONG D. FABE, Contributing Editor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The executive director of the Catholic Media Network (CMN) friday expressed support to the immediate passage of the proposed B angsamoro B asic L aw (BBL). However, Fr. Francis Lucas said that lawmakers should focus on genuine reforms and not on personal gains as he encouraged everyone who claims to be peace advocates to look into the social and economic structural reforms

and equity issues of the Bangsamoro people. CMN/PAGE 10

Tagum City officials led by Vice Mayor Geterito T. Gementiza and officials from Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Global Green International adhering together during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Waste to Energy Facility in Barangay San Agustin in Tagum City last July 9, 2015. tagum cio

Metro Pacific constructs waste-to-energy plant in Tagum TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte - The Tagumenyo constituency will soon see the commencement of the construction of the waste-to-energy facility on a two-hectare property in Barangay San Agustin, as the companies behind the construction of the plant slated its completion by the first quarter of 2016. The waste-to-energy facility, which had its groundbreaking ceremony

on July 9, 2015 at Barangay San Agustin, Tagum City, is expected to be fully operational by the first half of 2016 after the initial test runs. Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) President and CEO Jose Maria Lim said that they were finalizing the technical details of the plant and that they ran into a few issues involving their engineers and designers

which caused a little bit of delay, but assured the crowd that the said issues have been resolved and that they will pursue the project as was originally conceived. “Financial arrangements with the banks are just being finalized… it’s just a timing issue with the banks when we’ll really get the facility, but as soon as we have that, we will be ordering within a month the equipment plant/PAGE 10

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SEVEN months since tax stamps were required on all cigarette products, many stores in Mindanao were found selling cigarette packs still not bearing the proof of tax payment labels in a market survey conducted last week by the Fight Illicit Trade (Fight IT) movement. The government through the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) implemented the Internal Revenue Stamps

Integrated System (IRSIS) that requires all cigarette manufacturers to affix tax stamps on each pack of cigarettes beginning Dec. 1 last year. BIR further required that effective March 1, 2015, no manufacturer can sell any more pack without tax stamps. The same applies to imported cigarettes effective April 1 this year. The BIR implemented

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and retail stores. T h e m ar ke t su r ve y, according to Fight IT lead convenor Jesus Arranza, showed that several local brands as well as imported cigarettes believed to be smuggled to the country were openly sold without the tax stamps. 39 wholesale and retail stores in Cagayan De Oro City; 20 retailers in Davao Cit y ; nine ret ai lers in

General Santos City; and 40 retail and wholesale outlets in Zamboanga City were openly selling significant quantities of products without tax stamps. The situation in outlying areas could even be more alarming. The Fight IT movement warned consumers against patronizing the “no tax stamps” cigarette packs as this is not only illegal without the requisite tax payment, but

its origin and production are not known as well. In line with the group’s advocacy to fight all forms of illicit trade activities, Fight IT called on the public to be vigilant in spotting illegal products and report these to authorities. “Tobacco products are specifically taxed per pack at increasing rates of excise, precisely because tobacco is cigarette/PAGE 11

ADB delegates visit Pag-IBIG Fund during cross-regional forum on remittance Pag-IBIG Fund was one of the three key institutions in the country recently visited by around 37 delegates of the international forum on Promoting Remittance for Development Finance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The event was the first cross-regional forum on remittance attended by delegates from development member countries (DMCs) of the ADB. The site visit, as indicated in the program, is on “remittance innovations in the Philippines.” “We are honored that ADB has chosen Pag-IBIG Fund as one of the three government institutions in the Philippines to be visited by the delegates of the cross-regional forum on remittance,” said PagIBIG Fund President and

Chief Executive Officer Atty. Darlene Marie Berberabe during her presentation of Pag-IBIG Fund Benefits for Migrant Workers before the delegates at the Pag-IBIG office in Justine Bldg., Makati City. Atty. Berberabe presented to the ADB delegates PagIBIG’s programs for OFW members, including access to financial services like re m itt an c e s an d l o ans wherever they are in the world. Atty. Berberabe informed the delegates that OFW memb ership w it h PagIBIG Fund continues to grow, reaching 3.9 million as of December 2014, and remitting a total of P1.7 billion Pag-IBIG membership contributions in the same year. OFW members of the Fund represent 27 percent of the 14.8 million total PagIBIG membership level. They are one of the fastest growing sectors in terms of Pag-IBIG membership. “In response to the growing Pag-IBIG membership of OFWs, we established an OFW Center at our Justine Bldg. Makati office that provides an integrated service for OFWs,” Atty. Berberabe added. adb/PAGE 11


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hink a minute…One cold winter night in America, a farmer heard a sound of thumping against his window. He looked out and saw tiny, little birds hitting the window glass over and over again, trying to get into the light and warmth inside his house. The farmer felt sorry for the birds freezing outside in the cold snow, so he put on his coat to go outside and open the barn door for the little birds. He turned on the lights and made a trail of breadcrumbs to lead the birds into the barn. But when the man came out of the house, the birds flew away and hid in the darkness, afraid of him. He tried different ways to get them to come into the warm, safe barn, but nothing worked. All the birds could see in the farmer was a big, strange creature who scared them. They couldn’t understand that he only

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e all know how miserable bad bosses can make us feel and how difficult our working environment can be as a result. However, we need to learn how to manage this very important dynamic because it is our responsibility to make this relationship work. Doing so plays an important role in our job satisfaction, job engagement and career. Having worked with quite a few bosses in my career, has given me more than my fair share of tricks to cope. Managing up is a skill that can enhance teamwork between you and your boss, enabling you to achieve bigger and better things together by keeping each other informed to effectively solve problems and develop synergy. If not done properly, managing up has a tendency to backfire. Which is why is why the concept has to be very clear in your mind before you apply it. The goal is to have a healthy, positive and productive working relationship. It is not the promotion of self-interests or manipulation to move up the corporate ladder. It is not an alternative to doing a good job. For the purpose of this discussion, I will be using the male pronoun without prejudice to the countless of women bosses out there. T h e re a re d i f f e re nt s c e n a r i o s w e mu s t b e prepared for when managing up: If you’re m e e t i ng a

new boss: obser ve him thoroughly. Get to know what makes him tick or what ticks him off. Learn how he wants to be supported. Get to know his agenda. If you’re working with a virtual boss: set regular cadence meetings with a clear agenda and agree on the form and frequency of communication. Leverage on all the technology available to personalize the virtual working environment. Set aside a few minutes to touch base on your personal life before going to the meeting proper. Be very clear about goals and objectives that needs to be achieved so that even though you’re interacting with your boss remotely, you are certain you are doing what is deemed important. If you’re working with an insecure or incompetent boss: understand the root cause for their insecurities and incompetence. Don’t get them on the defensive, pr iv at e ly d i s c u s s you r c on c e r ns but f r am e it positively. Find a way to first highlight strengths and wins before moving on to areas of improvement. Don’t pander or flatter, it rings hollow and could backfire. Sell your ideas by highlighting the benefits to the company instead of possible repercussions to your boss if your recommendations are not followed. If you’re working with an indecisive boss: define the problem thoroughly so that the solution becomes

self- evident. Break down the decision into small ones. For example, if you’re pitching for automation, be prepared with all the pros and cons. Instead of asking for approval for a provider, ask for clearance to get a work breakdown structure from the leading provider you wish to engage. If you’re working for a micromanager: Take control of the situation. Ask what he wants you to do and how he wants you to do it. Ask how often he wants to be updated about the progress report. Be prepared to give up your autonomy for a long while until you earn his respect and he gives you a little bit of leeway. And then ask about the leeway he is giving you, ask about what level of authority you have. The goal is to make your boss feel in control. If you’re working for a clueless, passive boss: He might have no idea what you do that’s why when you ask for recommendations or directions, you get vague generalizations for answers that confounds rather than clarifies. To work through this, give your boss an opportunity to get to know what you do by walking him through projects you’re working on as an overview. Involve him by giving him status updates periodically. If he still fails to engage, learn to manage yourself or talk to your next level boss to align your priorities with the bigger picture.

by jambie austriadel rosario If you’re working for a slave driver: Break down projects, come up with very detailed timelines, Gantt Charts, Time and Motion Studies, numbers, figures, trends. Do everything you can think of to force a more realistic deadline or a sales or production goal. If you’re dealing with meanie: Be assertive. Address the bullying headon. It might not work but at least you will have your dignity intact. If it goes out of hand you can always take it to HR or your next level boss. Frame it as a dynamic instead of an accusation, use I-statements: “I seem to be getting a lot of negative feedback from you about how this project should turn out. I’d like a few minutes of your time for clarification so I can align my work priorities.” Managing up is a nonnegotiable, inevitable part of working for someone whether you’re working for a large corporation or a small business. We all do it whether we are aware of it or not. It’s del rosario/PAGE 10

Raising money thru pork to buy 2016 polls?

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IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… D o not hing out of s el f ish ambit i on or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others…” (Philippians 2:3-4, the Holy Bible). -ooo MALACANANG’S P424 B PORK BARED: There is a need for Malacanang to do some explaining: did it really allocate some P424 billion from the 2015 national budget as lump sum or discretionary funds for some agencies, as former Sen. Panfilo Lacson is saying? Did not the Supreme Court already prohibit lump sum or discretionary spending when it struck down the pork barrel allocations for lawmakers and for President Aquino himself through its decisions declaring as unconstitutional the socalled priority development assistance fund (PDAF) and the so-called disbursement acceleration program funds? Why did the Aquino government resort to such lump sum or discretionary funds once again, in the staggering sum of P424 billion yet? Does this have

something to do with the 2016 elections, to assure, as it were, the victory of whoever is going to be the anointed one of President Aquino? -ooo RAISING MONEY THRU PORK TO BUY 2016 POLLS? Indeed, there are many in our midst who would stop at nothing just to be able to amass great wealth and ensure their grip on power. It is clear that the prevailing mindset, especially of those who are in power, is to grab as much money as they can, so they will have plenty to use in ensuring their victory come election time. These people are aware that they are committing grave crimes with what they are doing, but they seem unperturbed. Their belief is that, if they could raise enough money to buy the elections in one way or another, they could never be punished for their misdeeds when their cohorts get elected. Well, that would seem to be a perfectly accurate strategy, unless something earthshaking happens and their cohorts, though technically winning the elections on paper or by

the declaration of co-opted officials, would be unable to assume power. This already happened in the past in the Philippines, and the chances of it happening again remain great. -ooo LUST FOR MONEY AND POWER BRINGS US TO HELL: So what can we say to those who, even now, are furiously maneuvering to collect as much money as possible using their government positions? Well, we wish to remind them of what Jesus, our God and Savior, said, in Matthew 16:26: “what would profit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his soul?” Indeed, what could a man give in exchange for his soul? Power, privilege, position, and e ar t h ly ple asures? Undeniably, all of these are temporary and fleeting, and would not be in our hands forever. If we indulge in our lust for power and privilege and position and earthly pleasures, that would make us sure candidates for the worms and the fire of hell. Let us not forget that in all the things we do, whether done in secret or publicly, whether good or bad, we will be held accountable before

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M Supermalls Education, MTRB and and abroad while the will once Outpost Media. latter is an awardagain offer a The SM Green winning documentary our lives so the negative ones would free screening of Film Festival (GFF) on the effect of Super disappear. environment-themed project aims to For raise my first article, let me tell you films for elementary awareness among something about myself. I am Michelle Francisco and high school the Filipino youth of or you can simply call me, I am a wife, mother, homemaker, students in SM and the plight of M. earth More than students blogger and 60,000 a visionary. Waltermart Cinemas today. It is a philanthropist, visual across the nation are now I am married to Elmer Francisco (www. benefitting from the Aboitiz nationwide. The information ElmerFrancisco.org) campaign and we have a son project dubbed as for eco-awareness. named Dominic.Group’s education-related lastborn year, amounting 32 yearsinitiatives old. I was Green Film Festival The GFF will beI am held to P437 million or about 72% and raisedofin Cagayan de Oro City, was re-launched every third Tuesday of its total corporate social Philippines. I went to Corpus Christi responsibility (CSR) budget last July 7 and will the month, from9:00 School for elementary and high school by allocation. continue on every 3rd AM to 10:30then AMI in graduated from Assumption Of its P610 million CSR www.EmpressMichelleFrancisco.com Tuesday of the month 57 cinemas of the San Lorenzo College, Village, Makati spending in 2014, 21% or City,and PhilippinesP129 with million a degreewas of directed until March 2016. SM Supermalls of Science in Entrepreneurship. Hello to allmonth, the loyal readers ofWaltermart. Bachelor to health-related and other Every The I am a Leo and my favoritedonations; color is white. BusinessWeek Mindanao! corporate 5% or a theatre aims to Ireach am a lover of themillion Universe! l love I am so will happybeand gratefulproject to be able P30 in enterprise dedicated operate 1 million grade schoolso mydevelopment my family happiness isprograms, taking care to write hereto and share my thoughts and to just accommodate and of myself, my son my husband which on about everything. Thank youhigh school theand remaining 2% or P15 is why I love everything related to home so much, Mr.for Dante Sudaria, for this million for environmental screening students. students. like home keeping, baking, cooking, initiatives. opportunity! This is my first time to write The project is initiated The film This has been the largest in a newspaper and of course, it should be cleaning and so on. bythe SMLifestyle Cares for festival will feature amount I also love writing so Ithe haveGroup a blog has in Section. theI Environment in “Ground Zero” and allocated so far, up by 26% prefer writing something or anything (www.EmpressMichelleFrancisco. from P483 million CSR com) happy, positivewith and good vibes“Pagbangon”. because cooperation Thewhere I share my life to everyone. budget in 2013. I write about fashion, travels, recipes, ISMLEI, believe that to make this world a better Waltermart, former features food, here home keeping, politics, life lessons, place, we must all choose to focus, aboitiz/PAGE 11 the Department of natural disasters

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PAPER released by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) was delivered this week at the second ministerial meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC). Written by Dr. George Manzano and Ms. Shanti Au bre n P r a d o, P I D S consultants, Evaluation of the APEC Environmental Goods Initiative: A Dominant Supplier Approach assesses the list of 54 environmental goods and services that the APEC promised in 2012 to liberalize by the end of this year. It presents evidence to guide APEC countries in implementing its initiative by identifying specific goods from the list that can be considered for sectoral liberalization, ranked by the measure of their supply predominance and comparative advantage in the APEC. Environmental goods and services (EGS) are a public good subcategory, referred to by the European Commission as “products, services and technologies that contribute to green growth, environmental protection,

climate action and sustainable development”. In 2012, the APEC member-states agreed to reduce tariffs to at least five percent. The hope is that by bringing down the barriers within the APEC, there will be a subsequent increase in trade for EGs, more green jobs will be generated, and a more environmentally sustainable growth will be pursued. “Reducing trade barriers in environmental goods and services (EGS) would make it cost-effective for industries to adopt environmental technologies,” the authors explain. The reduction will make intra-APEC business and trade of EGS more productive and profitable, and will make it easier to help APEC members address climate change challenges. But Manzano and Prado of the University of Asia and the Pacific underline that it is important that the APEC

undertake a more nuanced approach. Liberalizing all of the 54 identified EGSs may not yield uniform b e ne f it s . Fu r t he r more, member-countries may be less encouraged to participate if there is unchecked spillover benefits to nonmember countries who maintain trade barriers for EGS To prevent “free-riders”, Manzano and Prado recommend that APEC

members focus on reducing tariffs for EGS where APEC members have considerable comparative advantage. The authors used the predominant supplier approach in their study to identify which EGS to consider for APEC-wide liberalization. The results show that APEC has a dominant supplier role in renewable energy and clean technology production. These are

followed by waste water management and potable water treatment, management of solid and hazardous waste and recycling systems, and natural risk management. “The policy objective is to determine the cutoff level.” There is no “clear-cut answer” to determining the optimal APEC predominance supply benchmark and it will most likely be determined through a political process.

The authors do recommend that policymakers in APEC consider that, “it is rational to set the ceiling of the trade negotiations at the level where APEC principally supplies 60 per cent of exports.” The paper concludes that a nuanced implementation of liberalizing the trade of EGS will be good for the earth, good for business, and good for the economic growth of APEC member-states.

Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

QUITO, Ecuador–– Education is a right and a privilege that should impart not only knowledge and skills, but also a sense of responsibility for others and for the earth, Pope Francis told representatives of Ecuadorean schools and universities. “God gives us not only life, he gives us the earth, he gives us all of creation,” the pope told an estimated 5,000 educators and students gathered for an outdoor meeting at the Pontifical Cat hol ic Un iversit y of

Ecuador. God created man and woman for each other and gave them huge potential, the pope said July 7, but he also gave them — and gives each person — a mission to be part of his creative work. “I am giving you seeds, soil, water and sun,” the pope said God tells human beings. God gave people hands and gave them one another; he gave everything as a gift, the pope said. Quoting f rom a nd explaining some of the principles in his encyclical

letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’,” the pope said God created the world and everything in it not “so he could see himself reflected in it,” but in order to share it. “Creation is a gift to be shared,” Pope Francis said. It is the place God gives humanity to exercise its creativity and to build a community of care and concern. “We are inv ited not only to share in the work of creation and to cultivate it, but to make it grow and develop it,” he said. At the

same time, “we are called to care for it, protect it and be its guardians.” The balance is delicate a nd c aut ion i s u rgent “because of the harm we have inflicted (on the earth) by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed it,” the pope said, quoting his encyclical. “ T he e a r t h hers el f, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor,” he said, still quoting. educate/PAGE 11

​ upport to Red Cross-Davao City Chapter. Eduardo Rovillo, Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Red Cross-Davao City Chapter receives the one-hundred thousand S pesos (P100,000) donation from Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon of Davao Light and Power Co. last July 6 at Red Cross’ Office. Members of the Red Cross board are present to witness the turnover ceremony. This donation from Davao Light will go to Red Cross’ two major projects for Davao City: Blood Samaritan, a free blood donation project to indigent patients and Food Truck, a mobile canteen to affected communities during calamities.


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Andreas Gunawan wins the first SUZUKI ASIAN CHALLENGE wet race

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he SUZUKI ASIAN CHALLENGE (SAC) is SUZUKI’s rider development program produced and operated by Yukio Kagayama for Asian riders. The series Round 3 was held at Suzuka Circuit, Japan, meaning that it would be a home race for both SUZUKI and Kagayama. Suzuka, currently in the rainy season, was forcasted with rain throughout the race week, but the SAC riders were able to ride this world famous course in dry condition on day 1. Seventeen SUZUKI FU150’s lined up at Suzuka on this day. However, rain did hit Suzuka on day 2. Qualifying session became

the first ever wet session for the SAC riders, and for this and the fact that Suzuka is one of the difficult tracks in the world, made it difficult for the riders, in addition to the fact that this was the first time for most riders to run at Suzuka. In this condition, #24 Patis Chooprathet of Thailand, who won races in Malaysia and Indonesia, took pole position. Local favorite, #83 Takeru Murase qualified 2nd. And Andreas Gunawawan of Indonesia slipped into the last grid on the front row. The track conditoned worsened by Race 1, which took place on the same day. Andreas

made a good start and took the whole shot, as Patis followed. Patis collided with an another

rider, and retired, which made it easier for Andreas to run away. The wet track took away

several more riders, and at finish, Takeru Murase came in second followed by #46 April King

The Iponan Barangay Council and the people of Barangay Iponan joins the whole nation in the 2015 Nutrition Month Celebration with its theme: “Timbang Iwasto Sa Tamang Nutrisyon at Ehersisyo” Greetings from:

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SM celebrates National Children’s Book Reading Day SM Supermalls, in partnership with the Department of Education, SM Foundation, National Book Development Board and Vibal Publishing, Inc. celebrate National Children’s Book Reading Day on July 21, 10am at the Events

Center of SM City Cagayan de Oro. The National Children’s Book Reading Day is celebrated every 3rd Tuesday of July simultaneously across fifty-two SM malls nationwide and five SM malls in China in commemoration

of the publication of Dr. Jose Rizal’s classic, “Ang Pagong and Ang Matsing.” As part of the SM Cares’ Program for Children, this activity is promoting literacy and encourage children to develop their love for reading at an early age.

Juilliard trained violinist to perform at Rodelsa Hall

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is name may sound familiar, it is because he was featured as a child prodigy in a TV commercial for a formula milk years ago. Now all grown up and true to his calling of becoming a musician, Diomedes Saraza, Jr. is set to put the Philippines in the global classical music spotlight. Cagayanons are lucky for he is set to return to the city as he performs a special gala concert in celebration of the birth anniversary of the co-founder of Liceo de Cagayan University, Mrs. Elsa P. Pelaez this coming August 10 (7:30pm) at the university's premier convert At an early age, Diomedes performed as a soloist of The Philippines Research for Developing Instrumental Soloist (PREDIS) and served as the concertmaster of the Children’s Orchestra in the Philippines. He soon became the youngest member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra II. At the age of 8, Diomedes became one of the selected delegates of the 45th year Suzuki Music Convention held in Tokyo, Japan. He had his debut recitals at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at the Pasig Music Festival in Philippines. In 2002, he won first place at the National Music Competition for Young Artists and later on made his concert debut entitled “The Gift” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines which was awarded as “one of the best performances of 2003” by the Manila Bulletin newspaper in the Philippines. In the summer of

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2005, he moved to New York to pursue his studies in violin at the Mannes The New School Preparatory Division under the tutelage of respected violin pedagogue, Dr. Chin Kim. In 2006, he joined the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and played the Khachaturian Violin Concerto for the opening concert in Burlington, Vermont. In 2007, he won the Friday-Woodmere Young Artist Competition in Hewlett, NY and was featured in WQXR 96.3's Rob Sherman's “Young Artist Showcase.” In 2008, he won the Mannes Concerto Competition and performed with the Mannes Philharmonic under the baton of maestro Michael Adelson. Later that year, he became the concertmaster of the Mannes Philharmonic. In 2009, his chamber group called the Mannes Chamber Initiative won the American Teacher's League Competition and was featured at Carnegie hall in New York. Later that year, he had his homecoming concert in the Philippines entitled “Symphonic Virtuosity”

playing the Paganini Violin Concerto with the Manila Symphony Orchestra and maestro Christoph Poppen of the German Radio Philharmonic. Today, Diomedes continues extensively to perform around Asia especially in the Philippines. Other performances include respected venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully hall, Merkin hall, Carnegie hall, Julia Richman Auditorium, and Paul hall of the Juilliard School. He completed both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School where he was also awarded with the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship and C.V. Starr Scholarship. In addition, he was recently admitted for Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University with full-tuition scholarship and a stipend award for each semester. To reserve tickets for the Rodelsa Hall Performance, call (088) 8584093 to 95 local 109 or 09989612107 or visit the Liceo de Cagayan University Office of Cultural Affairs, 2nd floor of Rodelsa Hall, Liceo U Main Campus.

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TEATRO GUINDEGAN PERFORMS AT THE 2015 PETA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Teatro Guindegan, the resident theater company of La Salle University-Ozamiz, performed ISTORYAHE LANG KO, May 30, at the PETA Theater Center as part of the 2015 PETA Children’s Arts Festival. Focused on Happiness. Creativity. Expression. as important key words, the festival gathered theater companies from the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that performed plays for children. The festival is organized by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). For three days, the PETA Theater Center was home to theater performances and arts-based activities for children. The festival featured performances from PETA, Las Pinas East National High School, Polo National High School, General T. de Leon National High School, Tanghalang SLU of Baguio, FEU Theater Guild, Maria Montessori and Palo Culture and Arts Organization of Leyte. The 2015 PETA Children’s Arts Festival featured main performances from regional partners of PETA Advocate Right to Safety Zone Project (PETA-ARTS Zone). Sining Banwa of Legazpi City performed Si Al Buda at ang Tsinelas, while Youth Advocates Through Theater Arts (YATTA) of Dumaguete City performed Aaaah Bakus! The Teatro Guindegan of La Salle University in Ozamiz City performed Istoryahe Lang Ko, an adaptation and translation of Liza Magtoto’s Rated PG. Teatro Guindegan has engaged in a 3-year partnership with PETA for the PETA-ARTS Zone Project for Children since 2013. PETA provided artistic training and mentoring to assist Teatro Guindegan in developing campaign for Positive Discipline for children and the mounting of Istoryahe Lang Ko as the group’s advocacy play for positive discipline. PETA-ARTS (Advocate Right to Safety) Zone Project for Children is an advocacy campaign that champions children's rights. It promotes a culture of respect for the dignity of children and upholds their right to protection from all forms of violence. This is done through art and creative interventions. ARTS Zone Project for Children also emphasizes the child's participation and empowerment to change his/her life for the better. The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) spearheads the campaign by mobilizing various sectors, communities and organizations in harnessing arts and creativity for children's rights and for child protection work. Prior to staging Istoryahe Lang Ko at the PETA Theater Center, the Teatro Guindegan had toured the play to 10 barangays in the City of Ozamiz with the logistic assistance of Gitib, Inc. The community performances were made possible through a grant from Philippine Educational Theater Association, Terre des HommesGermany and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The casts of Istoryahe Lang Ko are Hericel Love Abalo, Daisy Mae Delvo, John Lyric Poligrates, Pearl Jasmine San Diego, Karen Linganay, Kimberly April Lusing, Chrey Miekko Mutia, Shelley de los Santos, Aldren Alferez, Paul Adrian Manlangit and Bryan Jimenez. Artchie Linganay and John Ray Cadorna provided live musical accompaniment. The play is adapted, translated and directed by Felimon Blanco.

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help the government?” Arranza said that Fight IT market survey result showed that several local brands as well as imported cigarettes believed to be smuggled to the country were openly sold without the tax stamps. The Fight IT movement market surveys, which was simultaneously ran in the cities of Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos and Zamboanga, was conducted to check on compliance by manufacturers, wholesale and retail stores. The BIR implemented the IRSIS that requires all cigarette manufacturers to affix tax stamps on each pack of cigarettes beginning Dec. 1 last year. BIR further required that effective March 1, 2015, no manufacturer can sell any more pack without tax stamps. The same applies to imported cigarettes effective April 1 this year. This is to address the concerns on illicit cigarette trade in the country, and the use of tax stamps ensures that each pack is legitimate and has paid the excise tax. But seven months since tax stamps were required on all cigarette products, many stores in Mindanao were found selling cigarette packs still not bearing the proof of tax payment labels. In line with the group’s advocacy to fight all forms of illicit trade activities, Fight IT called on the public to be vigilant in spotting illegal products and report these to authorities. Arranza said that his g roup w i l l prov i d e t o enforcement authorities for their appropriate action the list of outlets found to be selling without tax stamps. The BIR has warned against the serious consequences of non-use and use of counterfeit stamps. Penalty ranges from a fine of up to P50,000 and imprisonment of not less than four years but not more than eight years. The Fight IT movement is a broad-based, multi-sectoral movement intende d to protect consumers, safeguard government revenues and shield legitimate industries f rom t he i l l - e f fe c t s of smuggling. It was launched earlier this month under the umbrella of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). Arranza is also the chairman of FPI. It brings together major players from industries with some of the most commonly smuggled goods or products such as rice, sugar, corn, palm oil, tobacco, steel, cement, ceramic tiles among others. Fight IT carries the campaign slogan “Stop smugg ling, Protect the consumers.”

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“A l l p a r t i e s s h o u l d consider peace and true development instead of personal or group interests.

I a m t r u l y c o nv i n c e d everybody talks of peace but unless social economic structural reforms are set in place, addressing inequality will not work,” he stressed. The House of Representatives is expected to continue plenary debate on the proposed BBL or the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR), the version that was passed by the adhoc committee on the BBL headed by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of this city’s first congressional district. The BBL/BLBAR seeks to establish the Bangsamoro region to replace the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which President Aquino himself called a “failure.” The establishment of the Bangsamoro, an autonomous Muslim region, is part of the peace deal signed by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last year to end a five-decade old insurgency. Fr. Lucas said that he is well aware that many Filipinos want peace in Mindanao. That is why he urged everyone to work for equity and justice as he reminded everyone that “Pope Francis talks about equity.” “Development without justice will not bring true and lasting peace,” he pointed out. CMN operates 49 AM radio stations across the country, from Metro Manila to Laoag down to Jolo, Sulu to Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. And 42 FM stations which cover 11 regions and 35 provinces. The head of the legal department of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), meanwhile, assured Christians and other minorities in the proposed B ang s am oro re g i on i n Mindanao will enjoy freedom of religion. “The proposed Bangsamoro is not even a separate state, much less an Islamic State. It shall be an autonomous region with a government exercising genuine political autonomy where all peoples regardless of religion and cultural affiliation shall be respected,” said Ubaida Pacasem. Christians and other relig ious minor it ies in Mindanao have earlier voiced apprehension in supporting the passage of the BBL/BLBAR because of fear that they will be subjected to sharia law once the Bangsamoro region is created. “All peoples, regardless of religion and cultural affiliation, shall be respected” in the proposed Bangsamoro region. Pacasem, an expert on sharia law, said that it will only apply to Muslims as had been practiced since Islamic justice was adopted and made part of the Philippine judicial system in 1977 through Presidential Decree 1083 by former president Ferdinand Marcos.

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ANOTHER ROUND OF BOOKS TURN-OVER – In an opening salvo for the continuation of the Books Donation Program, VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ turned-over 208 books to the remote San Francisco de Asis Elementary School in El Salvador City. The books, donated by Children International Philippines, Inc., are hardbound and of good quality. Advocating the enhancement of reading, writing and comprehension skills, Vice Governor Pelaez emphasized in his message that the books should be used, read and allowed to be brought home by the pupils. Also present during the simple turn-over ceremony were Honorable Roel R. Sabella (Barangay Chairman) and Mr. Ian K. Castro (Principal).

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that will come into this project. If all goes well, by the first quarter of 2016, this plant will be built, with the equipment installed,” he further stated. As can be recalled, the City Government of Tagum and the Metro Pacific Investment C or p orat ion sig ne d an amended Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on October 2014 which was one year after the 2013 MOA signing between the city and the Global Green

International Energ y Philippines, Inc, for the construction of said facility. Global Green’s head, Mr. Alan Matthews, in his message reiterated that aside from providing the City of Tagum and its residents with cheaper and more efficient energy, the project also aims to clear up the environment by diminishing the volume of wastes being dumped at Barangay San Agustin’s landfill site. The project will also benefit the local community by way of tapping the residents of the Barangay as workers

for the plant. “We will try to involve all the people who are involved in the current waste handling, para hindi mawalan ng trabaho, and try to hire them as well to work in our plant,” Mr. Lim said in an interview. TAGUM CIO

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a lot better to be actively conscious of the dynamic and be proactive enough about it so that you can take matters into your own hands and define for yourself how

you want your relationship with your boss to look like. While we cannot choose our boss, we can always choose how we respond to them, so manage up! Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human resources management, community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-7001996 or email her at jambie. delrosario@psychsiren.com


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harmful and addictive, and the tax is intended to make the product less affordable, thereby encouraging people to quit. “The national and local authorities in Mindanao should be alarmed at this flagrant circumvention of the law that is not only denying revenues, but undermining important public health objectives. “Let us work together to combat this menace. We cannot allow manufacturers and store owners to be scot-free in selling illegal products without paying tax. Do we let them go when we tax-paying citizens are dutybound to help the government?” Arranza asked. The Fight IT is a broad-based, multi-sectoral movement intended to protect consumers, safeguard government revenues and shield legitimate industries from the ill-effects of smuggling. It was launched earlier this month under the umbrella of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). Arranza is the chairman of FPI. Fight IT carries the campaign slogan “Stop smuggling, Protect the consumers.” The alliance brings together major players from industries with some of the most commonly smuggled goods or products such as rice, sugar, corn, palm oil, tobacco, steel, cement, ceramic tiles among others. The group will provide to enforcement authorities for their appropriate action the list of outlets found to be selling without tax stamps. The BIR has warned against the serious consequences of nonuse and use of counterfeit stamps. Penalty ranges from a fine of up to P50,000 and imprisonment of not less than four years but not more than eight years.

In partnership with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the OFW Center offers services such as membership registration, remittance of member’s savings and loan payments, issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate, pre-departure orientation, investment center for modified Pag-IBIG 2, and acceptance and release of housing and short-term loans, among others. “We recognize the sacrifices and efforts of our OFWs in order to give their families a better future. It is only right that we give them the best service,” Atty. Berberabe added. The ADB delegates conducted a site visit for them to learn about public and private support activities for migrants and remittances. The information contained in this communication is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to receive it. HDMF is neither liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay of this receipt. The information contained in this communication is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to receive it. HDMF is neither liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay of this receipt.

to provide the initial materials. SM Prime Holdings President, Mr. Hans T. Sy, is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and has committed to furthering disaster awareness locally, in SM’s places of operation as well as its tenants and customers which SM considers stakeholders in the company. SM Prime Holdings created the SM Cares program which consolidates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ranging from environmental conservation, assistance to persons with disabilities and special needs, elderly and nursing mothers, as well as care for children, women and OFWs. The SM Environment Committee is just one of the groups under SM Cares and it specifically aims to promote environmental sustainability through, mall, tenant and community endeavors while simultaneously combining “going green” with good business. We highlight our award-winning projects that include, among others the Trash to Cash recycling market held in the malls every first Friday and Saturday of the month, the Green Retail Agenda forum for mall tenants, contractors, and suppliers and of course, the SM Supermalls Green Bag. The SM Environment Committee aims to involve education as a primary way to cultivate the love of the earth. For inquiries and bookings, interested parties may call SM City Cagayan de Oro at 859-2885 to 88.

“In our focus area of education, our goal is to achieve universal public education by continuing to establish and develop Aboitiz BetterWorld schools that promise a better learning environment,” said Aboitiz Group CEO and President Erramon Aboitiz. In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Group, led by its social development arm Aboitiz Foundation constructed of 27 classrooms in Ilocos Sur, Laguna, Albay, and Cebu for TechVoc high schools. Tthe Foundation will continue funding teachers’ training for Technical Education Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) NCII certification. In 2014, the Aboitiz Group allocated budget for the construction of 185 new classrooms to help address the issue of overcrowding and lack of classrooms in public schools nationwide. In the last 26 years, it has donated more than 800 classrooms. The Foundation reported turning over 23 regular classrooms in 9 schools in Benguet, Cebu, and Davao del Sur last year. It also turned over 42 additional Silid Pangarap kindergarten classrooms in partnership with the Aklat , Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pagasa (AGAPP) Foundation, which it has been supporting in the last four years. Majority of the Foundation’s infrastructure building projects last year was focused on the Post-Yolanda Schools Rehabilitation Program where it surpassed its commitment to build or rehabilitate 200 classrooms. Early this year, the Foundation completed physical turnover of 272 classrooms to Northern Cebu schools devastated by the super typhoon.

“Just as both can ‘deteriorate,’ we can also say that they can support one another and can be changed for the better.” Without action, the pope said, people are like the Old Testament Cain, who killed his brother Abel, and when God asked Cain where Abel was, he replied, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” “I wonder if our answer continues to be ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’” the pope said. “We have received this earth as an inheritance, a gift, in trust,” he said. “We would do well to ask ourselves: What kind of world do we want to leave behind? What meaning or direction do we want to give to our lives? Why have we been put here?” Those questions should be part of the educational process, the pope said. “How do we help our young people not to see a university degree as synonymous with higher status, money and social prestige?” he asked. “How can we help make their education a sign of greater responsibility in the face of today’s problems,” especially responding to “the needs of the poor, concern for the environment?” The pope spoke at the university at the end of his second full day in Ecuador. After visiting a home for the aged and meeting with religious July 8, he was to fly to Bolivia, then onto Paraguay July 10, before leaving for the Vatican July 12. (Cindy Wooden/ Catholic News Service)

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region BRANCH 24 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF SALE FILE NO. 2015-AF-091 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG), mortgagee against ALAN C. SUMAMPONG, married to, MARIA GLORIA A. SUMAMPONG mortgagors, residents of Lot 23, Blk 23 SAN AGUSTIN VALLEY HOMES, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of April 28, 2015, amounts to (P 266,849.33) excluding penalties, charges, attorneys fees and expenses of foreclosure , the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on July 27, 2015, at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Tourism Hall, City, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder, for cash in Philippine Currency, the property with all its improvements to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-204701 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 23, Block 23, PSD-10-039732 being a portion of Lot 1, PCN-104305- 00191) Situated in the Barangay Canitoan, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, Including all improvements constructed thereon, Containing an area of FIFTY FOUR SQUARE METERS (54) more or less. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves, in the event of Auction Sale can not take place for whatever legal reason the sale will proceed on the following day, without further notice, posting and publication , the title here in above describe and encumbrance thereon, if any there be.

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF File No. 2015-124

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135 as amended, filed by CAPITAL AND LEVERAGE LENDING COMPANY, INC. (formerly, CAPITAL & LEVERAGE FINANCE CORPORATION) represented by CRESON B. SUSON, with office address at Door 1, 2 & 3, Vicky Tan Building, Vamenta Boulevard, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, against ARTURO MACARANDAN and ALICIA MACARANDAN , with residence and postal address at Zone 2, Molugan, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental , to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 18, 2011, amounts to FIFTY SEVEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED TEN PESOS & 20/100 (P57,610.20) Philippine Currency , as mortgagor’s outstanding balance of indebtedness excluding accumulated interest and penalties, filling fees, attorney’s fees and other necessary fees and expenses of Extra-Judicial Foreclosure and Sale, the undersigned Sheriff-in-charge will SELL at public Auction on AUGUST 10, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter, at the city Tourism Hall, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, to the Highest Bidder for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the real property mortgaged together with all existing and future improvements thereon, to wit: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. E-2383 Registered in the name of ARTURO MACARANDAN “ A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3200-4. Csd-10-005769) (OLT), being a portion of Lot 3200, Cad 237 Cagayan Cadastre), Situated in the Barrio of Patag, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the x x x. Beginning at x x x ; containing an area of fifteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Seven (15,867) Square meters, more or less” Prospective Buyers/Bidders may investigate for themselves the title herein above described and encumbrances thereof, if any there be. In case August 10, 2015 will be declared holiday or non-working day, the public Auction Sale shall automatically be held on the next working day further notice, publication and posting.

Cagayan de Oro City, July 10, 2015.

FOR THE EX-OFFICIO PROVINCIAL SHERIFF By: BWM: July 15, 22 & 29, 2015

(SGD) JOSEPH C. MAAGAD Sheriff IV

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EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE OF REGISTERED LAND Notice is hereby given the intestate state of the late VIDAL HARNAIZ SR. died intestate in Sitio Lumboy, Brgy. Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, sometime in September 5, 2014; This Extra Judicial Settlement with Sale is made and entered into by and among the Heirs- Children of VIDAL HARNAIZ SR.; namely NILO C. HARNAIZ, NILFA H. LABRADOR, REYNALDO C. HARNAIZ, ROGELIO C. HARNAIZ, MILA H. TIMBAL, MARIO C. HARNAIZ, MARILYN C. HARNAIZ, and VIDAL C. HARNAIZ JR., being all of legal age, with residence at Sitio Lumboy, Brgy. Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, hereafter called as the HEIRS-VENDOR; And EVALYN M. CALANGI, of legal age, Filipino, married and with residence at 12 Street, Brgy. Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City, herein after referred as the VENDEE. He left a parcel of agricultural land (LOT 44789-A, being a portion of Lot 44789, Cad 237, Cagayan Cadastre covered under OCT NO. P-5074) situated in Barangay of Indahag City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN (147) square meters more or less. Is the subject of EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE OF REGISTERED LAND, Under Notary Public ATTY. ADONIS ARC P. GUMAHAD, Doc. No. 115, Page No. 23, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2015. BWM: July 6, 15 & 20, 2015

Republic of the Philippines REGIONLA TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Branch 22 Cagayan de Oro City In the Matter of the Adoption of JOHN ANDRE ATA, FC SPEC. PROC. NO. SP-FMY-2015-027 -andChange Name of JOHN ANDRE ATA To JOHN ALEJANDRO BANASTON ROMERO (John Alejandro B. Romero), The Spouses EDGAR B. ROMERO And NANCY B. ROMERO Petitioners, x----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER The petition seeks for the adoption of minor child JOHN ANDRE ATA by the petitioner Spouses EDGAR V. ROMERO and NANCY B. ROMERO and for the change of the name of the child to be adopted to JOHN ALEJANDRO BANASTON ROMERO. Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance the same is hereby given due course. Let the hearing be set on SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning at 2nd Floor Legislative Bldg., Conference Room of the City Council, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. At the expense of the petitioners, let this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Cagayan de Oro City and in Misamis Oriental, The RTC Social Welfare Officer assigned to this Court is hereby directed to conduct a home and child study on the adopting parents, the natural parents and the child to be adopted. She is also directed to conduct counseling sessions with the biological parents of the child to be adopted. The reports thereof shall be submitted to this Court SIXTY (60) DAYS from the receipt of this order. Petitioner is directed to make arrangements with the Court Social Worker for the scheduling and incidental expenses in conducting the case study. Let copy of this order and the petition be furnished upon the Local Civil Registrar of Cebu City, the Solicitor General and the City Prosecutor of Cagayan de Oro City for their appearance in behalf of the state.

SO ORDEDED. Given this 25th of June , 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

BWM: July 1, 8 & 15, 2015

(Sgd) RICHARD D. MORDENO Presiding Judge


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