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Briefly Villar investments GENERAL Santos City -Companies owned by the family of former Senate President Manuel Villar are reportedly planning to expand their ventures in the coming months in parts of South Cotabato province. South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said Thursday the former senator is currently visiting several areas in the province to explore possible business and investment opportunities. South Cotabato is presently celebrating its 49th foundation anniversary and 16th T’nalak Festival.

Ozamiz fiesta OZAMIZ City – The city government, here, will jointly celebrate its foundation and charter city anniversaries on July 16, this year. “The date actually falls on the feast day of ‘Nuestra Seňora de la Concepcion Y del Triunfo’ (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Triumph), the city’s patron saint, which the city began celebrating since 1930,” Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog, Sr., said. After 50 years, Ozamiz was officially declared a chartered city on Aug. 9, 1989, per Republic Act No. 6743, as written in the Official Gazette of the Philippines. RA 6743 is titled “An Act declaring July 16, every year as ‘Ozamiz City Charter Day,’ and a public non-working holiday, in the city of Ozamiz.”

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Halal products make waves in Mindanao Halal Festival COTABATO City -- Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) T hu rs d ay s ai d Musl i m products are making waves in the two-day exhibition of halal and halal-certified products, dubbed as 1st Mindanao Halal Festival at

a mall in Davao City. Secretary Myra Mangkabung of the ARMM Department of Tourism (DOT-ARMM), said Escider Inc., a business investment firm spearheaded the twoday halal festival (July 15-16) halal/PAGE 11

COCO CHARCOAL. A vendor sifts ash and charcoal made from wood and coconut shell at a shop in Bangkerohan Market, Davao City. Charcoal from coconut shells costs 23 pesos a kilo. mindanews photo by toto lozano

Filipino Muslims in Davao City gather to celebrate Eid’l Fitr By ANTONIO L. COLINA, MindaNews

DAVAO City — Thousands of Muslims will gather on Friday, July 17, at the Tionko Football Field in AgroFoundation College of the Philippines in Davao City to celebrate Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Basit M. Baraguir Al-Hadj, program officer of the Office of the Madrasah EID MUBARAK. A view of the Ramadhan Village inside the ARMM Comprehensive Development and compound in Cotabato City. Filipino Muslims join the Islamic world Promotion Program, said the city in celebrating today, July 17, the Eid al-Fit’r, or the end of the Muslim government will provide 25,000 food fasting month of Ramadhan. mindanews photo by ferdinandh cabrera packs to be shared by the Muslim

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families for their first daylight meal after Ramadan. Each food pack contains five kilos of rice, coffee, sugar, and canned goods. At the start of Ramadan last June 18, Muslim families received the same amount of goods. “This is very beneficial for us. Somehow, it can help our people,” Baraguir said. Baraguir, who has gone on Muslims/PAGE 11

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DAVAO City -- The city c ou nc i l he re is t a k i ng its appeal for a review of the P18.99-billion Sasa/PAGE 11

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Tagum City to put up own waste-to-energy plant TAGUM City -- A waste-toenergy facility will soon rise in Barangay San Agustin, here and is expected to be completed on the first quarter of 2016. Jose Maria Lim, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) president and CEO, said his company is finalizing the technical details of the plant. He said the company ran

into a few issues involving its engineers and designers which caused a little bit of delay, but assured the crowd that the said issues have been resolved and that the company 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,

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but as soon as we have that, we will be ordering within a month the equipment that will come into this project,” he bared. In October 2014, one year after the 2013 MOA signing between the city and the Global Green International Energy Philippines Inc. for the construction of said facility, the city government and the Metro Pacific Investment C or p oration signed an

amended Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Alan Matthews, Global Green’s head, said that aside from providing the city and its residents with cheaper and more efficient energy, the project also aims to clear up the environment by diminishing the volume of waste being dumped at Barangay San Agustin’s landfill site. plant/PAGE 10

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Wall of Art: Mural painting against child labor MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN - In commemoration of Mambajao’s 160th founding anniversary on 6 July 2015, the Department of Labor and Employment - region 10 (DOLE-10), in a joint initiative with the Local Government Unit (LGU) hosted a mural painting competition where hue of colors blended to raise awareness on child labor. Twenty students from four high schools in the municipality painted murals now standing proudly in the walls of the old wharf parola where tourists, bystanders and the people of locality will be reminded in taking stand against unjust and inhuman labor conditions experienced by children and youth everywhere, with the featured advocacy, “In a Dream of a Child.” The local theme is inspired from the International Labour Organization’s campaign, “YES to Education. NO to Child Labor.” A ribbon cutting gave signal to the start of the competition that was graced by Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, Congressman Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo, Mayor Mar i a Lu is a D. Romualdo, Sangguniang Bayan members Raquel B. Ranara, Marivic J. Jansul, DOLE-X Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante and Camiguin OIC PFO Head Arlyn Z. Bael. Mayor Romualdo, in an inter view, cited the importance of the event and pledged the LGU’s unwavering support towards

curbing any incidents of child labor in her municipality and the whole province of Camiguin. “This is an expression and awareness about child labor. Children’s frustrations are poured out through arts. We never knew about child labor until DOLE came in,” she said. She further explained that even though occurrence of child labor is non-existing in the place, the LGU has been making every effort, through DOLE-X to ensure that this is completely eradicated. The whole-day activity is a major output after the island was declared as “Child Labor-free Province” in 2012. Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said “One important way to prevent child labor is to ensure that all children are enrolled in schools. By doing this we avoid the pitfalls and the dangers.” Agravante encouraged all in attendance, especially the children to take advantage of all the programs designed by the Department of Education to stimulate their interest in education, including the implementation of the K-12 program, and lauded the role of teachers in the fight against child labor. The LGU has been very proactive to the extent that it has enrolled nearly 100 percent of children in schools, meeting the president’s millennium development goals, as well as creating a child-friendly environment. Meanwhile, participant Jeyvee C. Lequigan, a grade 10 student of Fatima College of C amiguin expressed “Parents should not leave their children for them to be protected and be productive individuals. DOLE-X’s artistic idea makes the old parola look nice and become a local tourism spot. More people would come to take pictures and post those in the social media.” Nicolas A. Mar to, Yumbing National High School coach lauded DOLE for giving the children the painting/PAGE 10


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hink a minute…Some big powerful horses can weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Yet if you put a bridle and bit in its mouth, a little 90-pound girl, who knows what she’s doing, can make that big horse do whatever she wants! But you know what’s even smaller than a bridle and bit, weighs only 2 ounces, yet can cause divorces and even wars between nations? Our tiny tongue. Terrible wars have been fought, killing millions of people, all because of the evil, destructive power of our tongue and words! Gossip is probably the number one killer of relationships, even people’s jobs and careers. Someone spreads untrue, bad stories about another person, so they don’t get their job promotion. And longtime friends suddenly become enemies! All because one person could not control his or her tongue! So your and my tongue has the power to ruin not just our life, but other people’s lives also. In fact, most of our life’s problems and pain start with our tongue - our dishonest or hurtful words, cutting people down so they don’t look better than we do! But just think…if every one of us would use our

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Jhan Tiafau Hurst tongue only to encourage and say positive things that make the other person look good instead of bad! If you and I would choose to always speak the truth, can you imagine how different life would be? Everybody would actually trust each other instead of being afraid that they’re only nice to your face. Because the minute you turn your back, watch out! Some say the real test of a person’s relationship with God is not how clever and well he or she can speak, but rather how well our heart can control our tongue no matter what someone did to wrong or hurt us. So right now, won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for all the hurtful, destructive words you’ve said with your tongue? Jesus said that’s the only hurst/PAGE 10

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CAME FROM the balcony of hotel business. For thirty eight years of occupying various positions in the industry, I went to the hotel every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sometimes I stayed overnight like a professional guest. Nobody knows more about how to run a hotel than a guest. Two years ago, I fell out of the corporate balcony and had to put efforts in the consultancy business where my mouth and thinking have been in the construction of new hotels and facilities designs which might not be my field as I am not an Architect or an Interior Designer but I am a PE (Parang Engineer) but more that, I am also a Salesman. Personally, I think the hotel business has been one of the most backward in the world, there has been very little improvement in the attitude of Desk Clerks in the 2500 years since Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem and was told they have no reservation. Nobody bothered to offer a Donkey ride to the next Inn where probably a room was still available in that cold night of December that the couple took shelter in a Manger where Horses and Cattles were kept. Hotel salesmanship was retailing at its worst during the time of King Herod. It was at the risk of inflicting cardiac arrest on Pontius Pilate at the Presidium, should greetings like “Good Morning” and “Please” and “Thank you for

Coming” has been inserted i n t h e R om a n E mpi re vocabulary. Talk to Julius Caesar during that era and say “How may I help you”, and he will be infuriated to cut your neck? We started six months ago to see if it was possible to make the 200 employees of the new hotel in Davao City into a genuine host and hostesses. Or should I say “Sales People”? A tape recorder attached to my local line proved how far we had to go. “What’s difference between your Deluxe Suite of P3500 to the Junior Suite of P4, 500”? I’d ask our Reservationist, disguising my voice over the phone. You guessed it: P1, 000. “What is going on at the Bar tonight?” I asked the Bellman. “Some Singer” was his answer. “Man or Woman”, I persisted. “I am not sure” he said, which made me wonder If it will be worth going there. Why is it that the staff of a hotel does not act like a family playing host to guests whom they have invited to their house? The reason the Reservationist thought P1, 000 was the difference between the two suites because they have never been in one, much less actually slept there. The Bellman did not know who was playing at the Bar because he has never been there or reading the Tent Card display. Definitely, sales people lack product knowledge. When you are faced

with an ingrained tradition like that, half way counter measures do not work. We started a program with all our guest contact employees using a new secret oath, “Everybody Sells”. And we meant everybody – Room At t e n d a n t s , C a s h i e r s , Wa i t e r s , F r o n t O f f i c e people, Reservations and Bell Service. We talked to the Room Attendants about suggesting Room Service, to the Concierge about mentioning dinner in our restaurant. To the Front Cashiers about suggesting re tu r n re s e r v at i ons t o departing guests, to the Guest Service Agents about quoting from the top down. And we talked to the Waiters about pushing for Mangoes. Our suggestion for selling Mangoes fell on responsive ears, when we described a part of the “Everybody Sells” program for our restaurant. We figured, with just the same number of customers, if the Waiter would ask every guest if he’d like a dessert, given only two out of four takers, we will increase our sales volume by P131, 400 a year. Mangoes cost P90.00 per order. The Service Charge for all employees would also increase by P36.00 per day. There were other star desserts in our menu line up, but we did not push for the Chocolate Truffles or the popular Durian Cheese Cake which costs P120.00 to avoid the traditional negatives. Nobody eats the sweet ending anymore. Everyone’s on a diet, if we

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Ped Quiamjot push for it, half of our guests would be dead in a week and only Children with great appetite would survive? In the last six months, we have shown our Waiters, what’s happening to Mango sales. This July, they have doubled the number of covers for Mangoes. Think Mangoes, is the hotel’s secret weapon. Our Reservationist now think of Mangoes, and suggest, “Would you like the Junior Suite which has a separate Tub and Shower and is overlooking Mount Apo instead of the Deluxe Suite which is facing the main thoroughfare of J. P. Laurel Avenue. Mountain View has a premium with higher rates compared to the highway scenery with endless vehicles running. Our Bellman, are thinking of Mangoes, each Bellman has his own reservation card with his name printed with his Cell Phone number and he asks if you’d like him to make your return reservation as he is checking you out and into your Taxi. Our quiamjot/PAGE 10

PNoy’s true motive in Palace dinner

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IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart…” (Hebrews 4:12, the Holy Bible). -ooo PNOY’S IMPORTANT DINNER DATE: Just exactly what is the purpose of President Aquino in hosting a dinner in Malacanang for Sen. Grace Poe, Sen. Chiz Escudero, and Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas? To convince Poe and Escudero to abandon their plans to run for the presidency and vice presidency, and instead join Roxas in his quest for the country’s top position in 2016? Surely, that dinner is not intended to convince Roxas to give up his presidential ambition once again, like what he did in 2010, when he gave way to the then Sen. Benigno Aquino III as the presidential candidate of the Liberal Party, right? -ooo WHY PNOY IS HAVING A DINNER WITH POE, CHIZ & MAR: But, is Aquino

thinking that he can really convince Poe and Escudero to give way to Roxas during the dinner he will be hosting for them, in the presence of Roxas? And what can he possibly tell Poe and Escudero to make them agree to support Mar Roxas instead? That the surveys showing Poe as the front-running presidential candidate in 2016 are not true because they were, in reality, merely fabricated to discourage Vice President Jejomar Binay from running? That the support promised to Poe and Chiz if they pursued their candidacies in 2016 will not really come? -ooo DINNER DATE SHOWS PNOY’S POLITICAL SAVVY: With due respect, what that dinner invitation shows are the pragmatism and awesome political savvy of President Aquino, who is derided by many of his detractors and political opponents as incapable of plotting and executing even the most elementary political maneuvers. The dinner invitation proves to me that Aquino believes he can come up with a formidable compromise that would enable him to

form a ticket that will be acceptable to Filipino voters, particularly those who still hold him dear in their hearts, and thus will be assured of victory in 2016. Whether it is going to be a Poe-Roxas tandem or Roxas-Poe ticket, or even a ticket which is ultimately without Poe or Escudero or even without Roxas, I am sure that Aquino’s efforts are actually directed at making sure that his candidates will win, for he has so much at stake on who is going to sit in Malacanang after he steps down from power noon of June 30, 2016. -ooo PNOY’S TRUE MOTIVE I N PA L AC E DI N N E R : Fastforwarding the intended dinner, I can see several possibilities. The first, of course, is that, Aquino will be announcing that Poe and Escudero had agreed to support Mar Roxas, with Poe running for vice president under the Liberal Party. T h e s e c on d i s t h at Aquino will be announcing that neither Poe nor Roxas agreed to slide down, and both will still be running for presidency, but that the two of them agreed and committed themselves to pursue, at all

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MTB-MLE: Its impact to K to 12 and Education By Maria Elena P. Buhay

The best avenue to learn is to start from the basics. Before one could know the theories of Evolution or the process that took place in a Big Bang theory, a student must understand what a teacher is talking about. In other words, he must be able to interpret the thought shared by his teacher. One problem in educating young people is because the inability to understand the language used in instruction. Might it be, there are terms and phrases used by a teacher that are complete strange to the thinking level students, making understanding and learning difficult to achieve. Language is one main tool for communication. If a student fails to understand it, the entire communication pro cess would not b e successful. This is one of the reasons on the implementation of Mother Tongue-based Multi-lingual Education (MTB-MLE). It is a program under the Department of Education’s (DepEd) K to 12 Basic Education, that uses mother-tongue language in conducting classes for earlier levels of education,

specifically kindergarten and grades one, two and three. K to 12 is a new system of education that has 12-year learning cycle, aside from kindergarten. This program aim to elevate Education in the Philippines and also fill the gaps of the old system. In a 2012 report, there are twelve official dialects made as medium of instruction. These are Tagalog, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Iloko, Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Waray, Tausug, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, and Chabacano. Moreover, through this MTB-MLE, improved and faster-paced learning among students would take place since own dialect is the best transition tool in learning other languages such as English and Filipino which are mostly used in higher levels of education. MTB-MLE is a good incorporation for K to 12 Basic Education Program that encourage quality learning. Through MTBMLE, students could easily cope up on lessons that they are supposed to learn in their age and grade level. It entice effective learning and efficient training.

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Gardenia, other bakeries to cut bread prices soon G A R DE N IA B a ke r i e s Philippines on Wednesday said it will cut prices of bread starting August 4 to reflect the lower prices of flour in the local market. In a text message, Gardenia President Simplicio Umali Jr. said Gardenia would reduce prices of loaf bread by P0.50 and pandesal by P0.25. S t a r t i n g Au g u s t 4 , Gardenia Classic White Bread will be sold at P61.50 from its prevailing price of P62.00. On the other hand, a 12-piece pack of Gardenia S o f t D e l i g ht Pa n d e s a l weighing 300 grams will bread/PAGE 10

Megawide, San Miguel prequalify for Regional Prison PPP project SAN Miguel and Megawide will compete for the contract to build a huge prison outside the Philippine capital under the Aquino administration’s public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. In a statement, the PPP Center said San Miguel Ho l d i n g s C or p or at i on

(SMHC) and Mega Structure Consortium had passed muster with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). A third potential bidder, DMCI Holdings Inc, failed to hurdle the prequalification stage. The P50.2-billion

Regional Prison Facilities Project involves the design, financing and construction of the modern prison facilities that will rise at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija. The winning bidder also will maintain the facility for 23 years, including the three-year construction period.

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AGAYAN DE ORO CIT Y -- S e ven villages consisting of some 78,000 households situated along both sides of the Iponan River in Cagayan de Oro are in imminent danger from huge landslide to be caused by liquefaction -that is when an entire hill comes crushing down and produce mud flooding. L andslide happens when portion of a hill slips downward. But when a whole hill such as this one

in barangay Tingalan comes crushing down, it is called liquefaction. Me r r i a m We b s t e r Dictionar y defines liquefaction as a conversion of soil into fluid-like mass during an earthquake or other seismic event. City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) head Edwin Dael sounded off this alarm Tuesday, July 14, even as he led more than 20 personnel from Task Force Kinaihayan to inspect an

abandoned open-mining pit in barangay Tingalan, Opol, and area determined by Mines and Geosciences Bureau experts as “landslide danger.” Dael said that a decade of mining in the area has caused the soil of the hill to loosen and for water to fill the gaps between the soil pores, ultimately pushing up the weight of the hill from the ground to the layers below. Dael fears that this loss of soil structure would cause a liquefaction. The danger from

Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano hands out a bouquet of flowers to Miss Earth-Philippines 2015 finalist Mitsume Aguilar. Aguilar represented Misamis Oriental during the May competition in Manila. MISAMIS ORIENTAL PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE

liquifaction could occur in the whole seven hectares of a hill in Tingalan, which is located closely to the west of Iponan riverbank. “Once it comes crushing down, it will produce a flood of mud debris downstream that would affect residents living along the river in barangays Tumpagon, San Simon, Pagatpat, Canitoan, Iponan and Bulua in Cagayan de Oro City; and Igpit in Opol, Misamis Oriental,” Dael said. Dael said it is high time for various government agencies to act on the situation. Dael is convening the members of Task Force

Small-scale miners continue to operate Tuesday, July 14, along Iponan River despite the danger pose by possible landslide due to liquefaction developed by decade of mining in the area, causing soil of the hill to loosen. photos by mark francisco

Kinaiyahan to come up with a solution to what he dubbed as an “imminent problem.” Task Force Kinaiyahan is composed Clenro, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Engineering Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Health Office, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, Mines and Geosciences Bureau-10, 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force– Tactical Operations Group 10 and Xavier University. The open-mining pit in Tingalan -- just five meters across the river

from barangay Tumpagon -- started operating in 1999. For still undetermined reasons, it was closed down in 2011. Most of the workers there came from barangay Tumpagon, with one woman who refused to identify herself claiming that 20 people had died during the era it operated. Dael says the hole created by years of mining is so huge that a total of 300 dump trucks can fit in the area at one time. Dael said if the whole hill comes crushing down at this time, only God can save the thousands of people living downstream.


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Paying back the years with MDG-FACES by MIKE BAÑOS Editor-at-Large As it marks its 45th anniversary this 20th of July, 2015, Cagayan de Oro’s iconic grand dame of hotels pays back its four decades and a half of existence with an outreach program for the poor in two key areas of its host city. The VIP Hotel has partnered with the Cagayan de Oro City Government in the implementation of the LGU’s Millennium Development Goals - Familybased Actions on Children and their Environs in the Slums (MDG-FACES) Project since 2014 when Ms. Eileen E. San Juan was appointed to chair the LGUs involvement in the project. “MDG-FACES empowers LGUs to be dynamic partners of the national government in responding to the challenges of the MDGs,” said Ms.San Juan, a member of the hotel’s Board of Directors. “It engages the participation of forty (40) families living in the slums from select cities, of which Cagayan de Oro is one, and also aims to establish quick response mechanisms, demonstration projects, and The VIP Hotel Staff with BOD Eileen San Juan and Helene Escobar sustainability measures that will address the MDGdeficit areas on environment, food, or health directly affecting the quality of life of children in the slums.” She added they task force has identified mothers as the key to the success of MDG-FACES especially in the monitoring of their children’s attendance and performance in school. During a “Payback Program hosted by The VIP Hotel staff at its Mandana Hall last Saturday, 11 July 2015, some 20 families from the two target areas of the Carmen dumpsite and Lapasan were treated to games, song and dances, lunch and gift packs. Speaking in the vernacular, one of the mothers from Lapasan involved in the project related how her family has benefited from MDG-FACES. “I am happy to have participated in this program since I have seen how it has changed my perception about how to properly raise my children,” said The VIP Hotel Staff with partners from CSWD Liza Villegas. “Because of this, I have changed my attitude and habits about how I care for my children, especially in relation to their activities at school.” The organizers acknowledged the support of its suppliers who pitched with gusto once they learned about MDG-FACES: Bread and Spice Corporation, Cagayan Modern Electrical Supply, Argayoso Poultry, Cagayan Rice Trader, Tripway Gen, Central Caltex, Mr. Alfonso Sia, QCB & Co., CPAs; Aqua Sweet; Dustin Dale Marketing; Mr. Jonas Cruz; AJG Security; Lamar Bakeshop, Inc. (Best Bake); Ms. Helene C. Escobar & Family, and The VIP Hotel Staff. The VIP Hotel was inaugurated 45 years ago with 24 rooms and was initially managed by Ms. San Juan’s father, Mr. Sumulong “Yoyong” Escobar. It has since grown to become Cagayan de Oro’s iconic hotel “In the Heart of the City” (as its famous tagline goes) with 79 rooms of what was for many years the city’s tallest edifice with seven floors. MDG-FACES aims to enhance the capacities of urban poor women/mothers to identify issues, ALL PHOTOS BY MIKE BAÑOS, NPN articulate the needs of and set targets for their

The VIP Hotel Staff with MDG-FACES beneficiaries from Lapasan

MDG-FACES Beneficiary Leonila Tañosa relates her experience with the program

The VIP Hotel Dir. Eileen San Juan addresses the beneficiaries

families, especially of their children, make strategic choices and actions, and monitor their progress to meet MDGs using the Family MDG Covenant; develop and establish quick response mechanisms at the household, city and national levels to ensure that concrete actions are facilitated to provide solutions addressing MDG issues affecting children in the slums, including the mobilization of national and local governments, business groups, church, academe and civil society for policy, program, financial and capacity-building support; and develop and be tested by the community, models on rights-based actions and solutions addressing MDG deficits in education, food, health and environment that directly impact on the quality of life of children in the slums.


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avenue to develop their skills and talents. “This is the best activity because you (DOLE) opened doors in facilitating the use of artwork as a means of fighting against child labor. For sure, they (students) will consider this as their lifetime achievement.” Declared winners are Tup s an Nat i on a l Hi g h School (4th Place), Fatima College of Camiguin (3rd Place), Mambajao National

High School (2nd Place) and Yumbing National High School (1st Place). Winners received P5,000.00; P4,000.00; P3,000.00 and P1,500.00, respectively. Judges include Generoso V. Retor, Oscar Cioco and RD Raymundo G. Agravante. (Glenford C. Labial/DOLE10)

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The project will also benefit the local community by way of tapping the residents of the barangay as workers

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12TH Judicial Region BRANCH 07 Tubod, Lanao del Norte IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR CORRRECTION IN THE ENTRY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH OF LEONARDO MARIQUIT. SPL. PROC. NO. 303-07-2015 LEONARDO MARIQUIT, - versus –

Petitioner,

MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE, Respondent. X---------------------------------------/ ORDER This is a petition for correction of entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of LEONARDO MARIQUIT, the petitioner in this case, praying among others that after notice and hearing, an Order be issued directing the Respondent to effect the correction sought for. Petitioner alleges that he is a Filipino citizen, married to Fe Jeril E. Mariquit, and resident of Zone 12, Impantao, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. The Respondent is sued in her official capacity. That petitioner was born on December 8, 1971 in Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte to spouses Silveria Capangpangan Magdadaro and Emiliano Maglasang Mariquit. His birth was duly reported and recorded in the office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Since childhood to present, he has been using the name “LEONARDO MAGDADARO MARIQUIT” because “MAGDADARO” is the surname of her mother and “MARIQUIT” is the surname of his father. In all his school and personal records including his records in the military where he is presently a member, he has been using “MAGDADARO” as his middle name. Recently, when he was preparing his personal records in anticipation of his forthcoming retirement from the Philippine Army, he discovered that his middle name “MAGDADARO” did not appear in his Birth Certificate. Through the years, he was on the belief that the record of his birth contained his full and complete name, only to find out later that he has no middle name in his birth certificate. That in his Birth Certificate, there appears in Item 21 the “date and place of marriage” of his parents. However, when he verified with NSO, there was no record of marriage of his parents, though it is presumed that he and his sibling were born out of wedlock in the absence of record of marriage of their parents, they all bear the family name of their father, LEONARDO MARIQUIT (deceased) as their surname in their certificates and school and personal records. His elder sister named Josephine Magdadaro Mariquit who was born on august 10, 1968 in Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte has a complete name in her Birth Certificate with the correct entries as to her middle name and the names of parents. In his case, there is a need to correct the entry in his Birth Record in order to conform to the true facts of his birth, by putting the name “MAGDADARO” in the unfilled portion for the middle name, thus, completing his name from “LEONARDO MARIQUIT” to “LEONARDO MAGDADARO MARIQUIT”. Set the initial hearing of the petition to August 24, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning before the sala of this court. Furnish copy of the Order containing the petition to the office of the Solicitor General at Makati City, Office of the Local Civil Registrar in Baroy, Lanao del Norte, Office of the Public Prosecutor’s, to Atty. Raul M. Llacuna of Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City and to the petitioner at his known address. The petitioner is hereby directed to publish copy of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation within the province of Lanao del Norte for three (3) consecutive weeks, at his expense. Any person/s interested to the petition may come to Court on the scheduled date of initial hearing to show cause why said petition should not be garnted. SO ORDERED. Tubod, Lanao del Norte. June 29, 2015.

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(Sgd.) DENNIS P. VICOY Acting Presiding Judge

for the plant. “We will try to involve all the people who are involved in the current waste handling, para hindi mawalan ng trabaho (so that they won’t lose jobs), and try to hire them as well to work in our plant,” Lim added.

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way you and I won’t suffer because of all our wrong and hurtful words. So why not ask Jesus to take charge and start changing your heart and way of talking? He’s

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12TH Judicial Region BRANCH 07 Tubod, Lanao del Norte IN RE: PETITION FOR CANCELLATION/CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF JHEMRY ALTUBAR TANGCAY UNDER THE DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM May 26, 2010, BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE to “NOT MARRIED”. SPL. PROC. NO. 304-07-2015 LIKEWISE FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN PETITIONER’S CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE UNDER THE HUSBAND’S NAME OF FATHER FROM NICANOR TANGCAY TO NICOLAS TANGCAY. For: Cancellation/Correction of Entry and Change of Name AND FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE PETITIONER’S HUSBAND REY A. TANGCAY CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH UNDER FATHER’S NAME FROM NICANOR TANGCAY TO NICOLAS TANGCAY. EDWINA ALTUBAR TANGCAY, Petitioner, - versus – LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE, Respondent. x-----------------------------/ ORDER A verified petition for cancellation/correction of entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of JHEMRY ALTUBAR TANGCAY, etc was filed before this Court on July 7, 2015 by the herein petitioner praying among others that after notice and hearing , an Order be issued directing the Respondents to effect the cancellations/corrections sought for. Petitioner alleges that she is a Filipino citizen, married and resident of Manan-ao, Baroy, Lanao del Norte. Respondent is sued in his official capacity as such. Petitioner is the mother of JHEMRY ALTUBAR TANGCAY who was born on February 23, 2010 at RHU-Maternity and Lying-in Clinic, Baroy, Lanao del Norte. When she gave birth to her child, she was not legally married to the child’s father, REY ALFANTA TANGCAY, who was then abroad. When she was asked for the information of her status, she told the attending midwife that was not yet married but her wedding was already scheduled on May 26, 2010. Unknowingly when the birth of the child was registered, “the place and date of marriage of parents” was filled up, “May 26, 2010, Baroy, Lanao del Norte” despite that fact that it was still to happen as she was not married yet at the time she gave birth to her son. When she caused for the LEGITIMATION of her son, Respondent refused registration over the same on the ground that the entries which were reflected in the Birth Certificate has to be cancelled and corrected first before the LEGITIMATION be effected and annotated in the Certificate of Live Birth of JHEMRY ALTUBAR TANGCAY. And it can only be done through Court proceedings. In the Certificate of Marriage of Petitioner, it contains an erroneous entry under the “husband’s name of father” which was typewrote as “NICANOR TANGCAY” instead of “NICOLAS TANGCAY”. Likewise in the Certificate of Live Birth of her husband REY A. TANGCAY, the same error in the name of his father “NICANOR TANGCAY” appeared instead of “NICOLAS TANGCAY”, his true and correct name. To avoid confusion and future inconvenience, hence, this petition. Set the initial hearing of the petition to September 4, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning before the sala of this Court. The petitioner is hereby directed to publish copy of this Order to a newspaper of general circulation for three (3) consecutive weeks, at her expense. Furnish copy of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, Makati City, Office of the Public Prosecutor in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Local Civil Registrar of Baroy, Lanao del Norte, Atty. Dorothea Basalo, petitioner’s counsel and to the Petitioner, in her known address. So ORDERED. Tubod, Lanao del Norte. July 10, 2015. BWM: July 17, 24 & 31, 2015

(Sgd.) DENNIS P. VICOY Acting Presiding Judge

about some Mangoes? We figure we’ve added about 200 persons to the five person sales team we have before. Now, every employee has an additional P936.00 to their P3, 683 average share of the Service Charge per month on top of their salaries, free duty meals and subsidized uniforms. More than ever, I am happy that the Farmers from Toril and Kidapawan City were supplying us last summer with more Sweet Mangoes. For comments or queries, please Email: sbeverage@ rocketmail.com or follow on Twitter@gm_ped

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be sold at P36.25 from its current price of P36.50. But other bread variants of Gardenia are not included i n t h e pr i c e re du c t i on as these are affected by increasing prices of some ingredients like raisins, fruit bits, and chocolate. “We have successfully negotiated with the flour mi l lers to re duce t heir flour prices as world prices of wheat have declined likewise. We are passing on the savings to consumers in the form of price reduction,” Umali said. Other manufacturers that announced reduction in bread prices include Pinoy Tasty, Pinoy Pandesal, Tinapayan Festival, Liberty Foodmart, Sunmaru, and Creative Bakeries. The price rollback f o l l ow s re qu e s t of t h e Department of Trade and Industry for lower prices of flour and bread last month after prices of wheat in the international market declined by 28.83 percent in the January to April period from the same four months in the previous year.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late (+) RICARDO R. ABARRIENTOS III, who died on September 3, 2014, at Golden Glow, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, without any will; Left a certain PERSO NAL PRO PERTIES, composing of bank deposits, a Dollar/Foreign Currency Savings and Peso Savings, respectively, at the Bank of Philippines Islands (BPI), 0173 Ayala East, Makati City, Metro Manila, to wit: BPI ACCOUNT NO. 001734-0179-45 with the current balance of $4,032.00.03 and BPI ACCOUNT NO. 1733-0528-52 with the current balance of P 35,800.76. This EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS is made and entered into by and among; ROMANA M. ABARRIENTOS, of legal age, Filipino, widow. residing at Block 10, Lot 2, Golden Glow Village, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as HEIR-WIDOWED wife and half-owner; JOHN CLYDE M. ABARRIENTOS and CHRISTIAN RICAR M. ABARRIENTOS, a 16 YEAR OLD MINOR ( born on July 1, 1999), Filipino, residing at Block 10, Lot 2, Golden Glow Village, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as HEIR under the guardianship of his mother ROMANA M. ABARRIENTOS; CHER MITZI M. ABARRIENTOS, a 14 YEAR OLD MINOR ( born on March 23, 2001) Filipino, residing at Block 10, Lot 2, Golden Glow Village, Upper Carmen , Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as HEIR under the guardianship of his mother ROMANA M. ABARRIENTOS; That based on the law of succession, since the widow-wife is entitled to HALF of the total deposited amount, which according to the current dollar exchange rate is presently between 42 to 45 to a dollar x 4,032.03 = Php 181,441.35 plus the peso savings of Php 35,800.76 or a total of PHP 217,242.11, this scenario/amount, clearly exempts the herein mothernatural and legal guardian to obtain the letters of guard is the subject of EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS under the notary public of Atty. CHUBASCO CENEN T. CAIÑA , As per Doc. No. 253; Page No.51 ;Book No. II; Series of 2015. BWM: July 17, 24 & 31, 2015

Publication Notice Republic of the Philippines Province of Misamis Oriental Municipality of Initao -oOoNOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN- 0004-2015

Date : July 2, 2015

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that FE Z. BAANG has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “ LEO ” to “ CIPRIANO JR. ” and correction of entry in sex from “ “ to “ “ or correction of entry in the date of birth from “ “ to “ “ in the certificate of live birth of LEO A. BA-ANG at Initao, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are CIPRIANO BA-ANG and AQUILINA A. ABABAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 27, 2015. BWM: July 10 & 17, 2015

(Sgd) ISAIAS A. JARALES Municipal Civil Registrar

Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Kapatagan Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ARMANDO C. BONDAL has filed with this Office a petition for Change of Name from ARMANDO Rolando to ARMANDO in the Certificate of Live Birth of ARMANDO C. BONDAL who was born on July 20, 1961 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ORLANDO BONDAL and Clarissa M. Cruz. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days. BWM : July 10 & 17, 2015

(SGD) IVY REYES TONGCO Municipal Civil Registrar


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This was indicated by DOE officer-in-charge Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada during the 3rd European Union-Philippines Smart Energy Conference as she similarly laid down the policies that will further underpin investments in the sector moving forward. She said that bulk of the investments have been firmed up and moved to construction phases during the Aquino administration, which was indeed a feat for the sector despite the implementation of policies that had perturbed investment confidence during the tenure of former Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla. Petilla and the private power investors were often at odds when it comes to policies – and the saving grace had been the better-comprehended set of rules and procedures of the industry regulator – the Energy Regulatory Commission. Realistically, work on power investments generally leans with the private sector proponents – from permitting to securing supply contracts and market registration – and the DOE’s role is just often passive on the monitoring of developments on projects. Comparatively, Monsada noted the leaner investment flow in the past administration, which the department emphasized to have just cornered nine power investments for a total capacity of 1,338MW. What was not mentioned, however, was that bulk of the investments then went to the acquisition of assets in the privatization for the National Power Corporation. The past administration also paved the way for the passage of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) which became the framework for the policies and regulatory tools that have been

enticing the current flow of capital in the sector. The tail-end years of the Aquino administration are problematic in terms of power supply, but this is seen easing by next year to 2017 with the scheduled commercial commissioning of various power projects. Based on committed power projects as cast under the Power Development Plan, the expected capacity addition for Luzon grid will reach 2,367.65MW; and Visayas will have capacity beefing up of 442MW; and Mindanao grid’s capacity will be shored up by 2,018 megawatts.

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that features foods, apparel, fashion accessories, organic products and other services that are halal certified. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) with the Islamic Chamber of Commerce, ARMM’s Science and Technology department (DOST-ARMM) and the Davao City government supported the event. Mangkabung said the 1st Mindanao Halal Festival is aimed at attracting more investors and partners to put up potential halal investments in Mindanao. The event provides entrepreneurs producing halal products an opportunity through the two-day market exposure. It also serves as a key focal point for education of halal practices and what it means to improve business integrity through values perpetuated by truly halal role models, she added. “This will help out entrepreneurs not only in ARMM but all over Mindanao and the country to promote skills and products that are halal certified,” said Ester Rulona, one of the exhibitors from ARMM. Mangkabung reiterated that the

two-day halal event also offers a chance for consumers to explore the diversity of the halal food market and its potential. “Muslim Mindanao has great potentials to become a main source of halal products, which could spur the region’s economy,” said Sec. Mangkabung. Among of the highlights of the festival is the launching of the country’s first halal ordinance in Davao City and the Mindanao-wide Qur’an recital competition. For each night of the two-day event, the public will able to taste various halal foods through a nightly food festival with dishes based on Mindanaoan cuisine. Winners of the competition will receive monetary price and an all-expense paid pilgrimage trip to Mecca next year. “We should further develop and promote our halal food particularly for export to also make our tourist destinations in the Philippines more friendly to Muslim tourists,” said NCMF Secretary Yasmin Busran-Lao. “Halal food is consumed by even non-Muslim consumers because it has highest standards of food safety,” she added. As of May 31, the halalcertifying bodies accredited by the NCMF include Muslim Mindanao Halal Certification Board Inc., Mindanao Halal Authority Inc. and Halal International Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Philippines Inc. The NCMF is a national commission mandated under Article 2 Section 8 of the Republic Act 9997 to promote and develop the Philippine Halal Industry and accredit halal-certifying entities/bodies for the utmost benefit of Muslim Filipinos and in partnership or cooperation with appropriate agencies individuals and institutions here and abroad. In ARMM, the DOST plans to conduct a halal congress in

October this year to help propel the region’s bid to get a slice of the multi-billion global halal market. (PNA)

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pilgrimage to Mecca, explained that Ramadan is the time of the year when millions of Muslims across the world abstain from eating food, water, or even from speaking ill of others and lustful thoughts, starting before the break of dawn (4:15 a.m.) until sunset. “And anything that gives us pleasure, even the air that we breathe,” he added. He said that the observance of month-long fasting reminds them that Muslims, be they rich or poor, are made equal. “Both rich and poor experience the same thing during fasting. Even if he has money, a rich person could not use it to buy something because he is on fast. It’s the same feeling for the rich and poor,” he said in Filipino. This way, the sense of compassion is strengthened when a Muslim gives a helping hand to another, he said. Ramadan is also a test of discipline among the Muslims, as they are called to adhere to do fasting, or Sawm, one of the five pillars of Islam. The other four are Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Hajj. “Dito natin malalaman kung ano ba yung bunga ng sacrifice ng fasting natin for 30 days at significance ng ating pagpupuasa,” he said. Values formation But the discipline and the heart to help should start at a young age, and Muslim values are taught at Madrasah Centers, Baraguir said. He emphasized the need to teach the young ones because he believes that the most disciplined Muslims are those who are wellversed in Islamic education.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12TH Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte

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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.: 189-07-2015

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.: 190-07-2015

Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the MISAMIS BANK, INC., A Rural Bank kolambugan Lanao del Norte against SOCORRO R. ESTOCADA, Curvada, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, to satisfy the indebtedness which as of May 29, 2015 amounting to THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND & 00/100 ONLY (Php 300,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 22ND day of September 2015 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the MISAMIS BANK, INC., A Rural Bank kolambugan Lanao del Norte against SPS. LEONILA B. CEBEDO & CLAVER B. CEBEDO, Maranding, Lala, Lanao, del Norte, to satisfy the indebtedness which as of May 29, 2015 amounting to ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND & 00/100 PESOS ONLY (Php 150,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 22ND day of September 2015 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES

LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES

TCT No. T-12-809

TCT No. T-22,066

A parcel of land with all the improvements thereon, known as Lot No. 10184, Csd -12-006107, situated at Pinuyok , Lala, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. Bounded on the NW., & NE., along lines 8-1-2 by Lot No. 10184-B, Csd12-006107., and on the SE., SW., along lines 2-3-4-5 by Pinuyok creek and on the SW., NW., along lines 5-6-7- by lot no. 479-E, Csd-12-004455. All are marked on the ground by B.L. Cyl. Conc. Mons. 15x60 cms. Containing an area of NINETEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY (19,170) SQUARE METERS, more or less.

A parcel of land with all the improvements thereon, known as Lot No. 2-A, Psd-10-04151 being a portion of Lot A-2,Psd-123503-019954 situated in Barangay Baroy Daco, Mun, of Baroy, Lanao del Norte. Bounded on the N., SE., 1-2 by Lot 4-3, Psd-123503-019954; SW., 2-3 by lot 4-2-B, Psd-10-042351; NW., 3-4 by Lot A-2-G (Road Lot). Psd-10-041351; NE., 4-1 by lot A-3 Psd-123503-019954. All points referred to are indicated on the ground by 2-3 are old PS Cyl. Conc. Mons. 15 x 60 40 cms., Containing an area of SIX HUNDRED SIXTY TWO (662) SQ.M., more or less. .”

“ All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this July 9, 2015. For the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff (Sgd) CONRADO V. HINGCO, JR. Sheriff IV BWM: July 17, 24 & 31, 2015

“Hindi yan maliligaw kahit kailan kasi may foundation sya na matakutin sa Allah,” he said, adding that teachers give students a deeper sense of spiritual learning. In fact, at least 50 to 70 percent of the subjects at Madrasah schools are centered on values formation, he pointed out. There are 52 Madrasah Centers spread across the city, with 4,000 students enrolled every year, supported by the Local School Board (LSB) since 2004. Baraguir said it is only in the city in the country that Madrasah schools get P11,747,000 in support from the local government through the LSB. “We are thankful of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Since he became mayor he is supportive of the education of our Muslim children,” he said. Even Christians are admitted to Madrasah schools. “Para malaman nila kung ano ang itinuturo sa Madrasah. The way teachers teach our students is general knowledge,” he said. Just like in regular schools, however, the Madrasah schools are short of 30 more teachers, what with only 120 teachers at present who cater to thousands of students a day. Two months after Eid’f Fitr, the city will sponsor 20 participants who will be sent to Mecca for a month-long pilgrimage. The program started in 2001 and has since produced around 200 Hajis.

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Sasa Port modernization to Malacañang, after Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya announced in a forum here last Friday that bidding for the project will push through as scheduled.

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Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, chairman of the council’s finance committee, said Mr. Abaya seems to have “closed his mind” to the call of local governments and the business sector for a reassessment of the seaport project, which will be undertaken under the national publicprivate partnership (PPP) program. “People of Manila keep deciding for us. I think there is a problem with communication,” said Mr. Dayanghirang. Based on the government’s schedule, the submission of qualification documents for bidders is on July 29, and bid submission and awarding, in December. The city government plans to submit its appeal to President Benigno S. C. Aquino III “as soon as possible,” according to Mr. Dayanghirang. At the forum, organized by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) specifically to discuss the concerns over the project, Mr. Abaya also denied that the project cost is P18.99 billion, contrary to the earlier statement of DoTC Undersecretary Rene K. Limcaoco, who was in the city in late May. Yet as of Wednesday, the project’s indicative cost is stated on the PPP Center’s Web site as P18.99 billion. The project cost has been one of the main points of contention, with Mr. Dayanghirang the first to raise the question of why it is much higher than the initial P4-billion estimate of the Philippine Ports Authority when the modernization plan was first considered about five years ago. Mr. Abaya explained that the P4billion estimate would cover projected cargo service demand only until 2020, while the new “P17-billion” budget would cover things until 2040. Other concerns include the traffic congestion around the Sasa Port area, relocation of affected residents, and the overall impact on the Davao Region’s economy, given that two new private ports have already been developed due to the national government’s delayed action on the Sasa Port expansion.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL NORTE 12TH Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Tubod, Lanao del Norte NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF No.: 193-07-2015 Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1ST Valley Bank Inc., Baroy, Lanao del Norte against ANECITA J. MAQUILING , Poblacion Tubod, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of May 5, 2015 amounting to TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND ( Php 220,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 15th day of September 2015 at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES TCT No. T-15,839 A parcel of AGRICULTURAL LAND/Known as Lot J-7-A, PSD-123522-019193, situated in POBLACION , Municipality of Tubod Lanao del Norte, Island of Mindanao, Philippines. Containing a total area of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY (170) SQUARE METERS, more or less including all improvements found thereon such as concrete residential and particularly bounded as follows. LOT J-7-A, PSD-123522-019193 Bounded on the North West, along line 1-2 by lot j-6, (LRC) Psd-179283. On the North and North East along Lines 2-3-4 by Lot J-B, the ( Remaining Portion ) . On the South East and On the South, along line 4-1 by road with the improvements found thereon.

“ All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this July 9, 2015.

“ All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this July 9, 2015.

For the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff

For the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff

(Sgd) CONRADO V. HINGCO, JR. Sheriff IV

(Sgd) CONRADO V. HINGCO, JR. Sheriff IV

BWM: July 17, 24 & 31, 2015

BWM: July 17, 24 & 31, 2015


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