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Briefly Solar dryer MARAWI City -- Two hundred units of direct solar dryers were constructed in different barangays of Marawi City and the 39 municipalities of Lanao del Sur by the provincial government of Lanao del Sur. This is a 12 x 12 concrete pavement for exposing crops to direct sunlight under the open sky. “In a province that is rich in agricultural lands and where growing and harvesting crops, such as rice and corn, is the main source of livelihood, a solar dryer is very useful,” Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong, Jr. said. “Farmers in various municipalities now have a place to dry their crops for free,” he further said.

Halal fest MARAWI City -- To address malnutrition problems in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the region’s Department of Health (DOHARMM) and the National Nutrition Council (NNCARMM) tapped members of the Regional Nutrition Committee to promote programs on proper nutrition. Dayang Jumaide, DOHARMM assistant secretary, encouraged members of the Regional Nutrition Committee to emulate programs such as ‘Pinggang Pinoy’ and ‘10 Kumainments’ in their respective offices. “These programs will help combat the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults in the region,” said Asec. Dayang.

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IVE Local Government Units from Northern Mindanao have broken through the ranks of the country’s Top 10 most competitive local governments.

Recognized among the top 10 in their respective c ate gor i e s for “ove r a l l competitiveness” during the 3rd Regional Competitiveness

Summit hosted by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) last week at the PICC were Mambajao, Camiguin summit/PAGE 11

The Laguindingan Airport has helped make Misamis Oriental as the No. 2 Most Competitive Province in the country for 2015. photo by mike baños , npn

2015 Outstanding Mindanao biz leaders, entrepreneurs to be feted on July 25 By IRENE DAYO, Staff Writer

ORGANIZERS of the 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards has finally sealed the winners of this annual search following the official judging by the Juries held last week, July 15, under the auspices of BusinessWeek Mindanao, the mother publication of BusinessWeek Mindanao C or p orat ion, t he main organizer of the event. Now on its 4th year, the Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

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‘Dagatnon,’ fitting name for Baliangao festival


ALIANGAO, Misamis Occidental -- The local government, here, believes ‘Dagatnon’ to be a fitting festival name for the town’s fiesta in honor of “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,” on July 16. This, as Baliangao c o n s i d e r s h ow w i d e l y dependent the municipality is to the ‘dagat,’ or sea, that surround it, being the seafood destination of the province,” Mayor Agne V. Yap, said. “ This dependence is deeply rooted to the customs,

way of life and history of ‘Baliangaonons’ as many of the residents are fishermen or have means of livelihood that depend on the seas,” the Mayor said. Howe ve r, t h e n am e ‘Baliangao’ is connected to the richness of its marine environment and local stories point to the origin of the name in reference to flies, or “langaw.” The bay was ver y abundant with fish and sea products since the olden times, which could have been

one reason for the migration of people from Siquijor and other adjacent islands in the Visayas to settle in the area in order to find certain source of livelihood. The people could not contain the vastness of the said marine products that people had to make ‘bulad,’ or dried fish and even leave some fishes and shells dead by the shore. These circumstances had attracted groups of houseflies, plaguing all over the area, which might had been the

start of calling the place balay sa langaw (house of flies). This stor y has been handed down for generations. Father Edward Tabada, the parish priest, who hailed from Barangay Landing, this town, tells of another version. He said the name of the place came from the words baling langaw. Bali is a distinct Siquijidnon term for “many” or “anything that denotes a large number or size,” and these words evolved into the present name “Baliangao.” feature/PAGE 10

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Go Negosyo Center seen to lure more investments OROQUIETA City – City executive, here, looks forward to more investment facilitation activities, with the opening of the Go Negosyo Center, in the city. “The City Government fully supports the programs of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), especially, in the implementation of Republic Act 10644,” Mayor Jason P. Almonte said during the recent launching of the center at Dajao Bldg., beside the DTI Provincial Office, here. He also thanked DTI

for its support to the City Council and to its partners and stakeholders for the opening of the center as another enabling landmark in the “City of Good Life for the MSMEs,” during the occasion. Otherwise known as the Go Negosyo Act, RA 10644 is an “An Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth through the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,” authored by Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino. negosyo/PAGE 10

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Sale of Lafarge assets to Holcim PHL gains traction HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, Inc. (HPI) has moved to purchase select assets of Lafarge Republic, Inc. (LRI) as their foreign parent companies are expected to complete a multi-billion dollar merger deal later this month. “The board authorized the company to make an offer for, and should the offer be accepted, to proceed with, the acquisition by the corporation and/or its wholly-owned subsidiary Holcim Mining and Development Corporation of, the following Lafarge group assets in the Philippines,” the local cement maker said in a disclosure to the stock exchange on Friday.

HPI’s acquisition consists of LRI’s shares in Lafarge Iligan, Inc. (94.63%), Lafarge Mindanao, Inc. (99.63%), Lafarge Republic Aggregates, Inc. (60%), Quimson Limestones, Inc., Sigma Cee Mining Corp. (60%), and APC Properties, Inc. (36%). These companies are engaged in the business of manufacturing and distribution of cement products, as well as other building materials, according to LRI’s regulatory filing. HPI is also taking over Star Terminal assets located at the Harbour Centre in Manila, traction/PAGE 10

RFM sees profit breach P1-B mark FOOD and beverage firm RFM Corp. expects to breach the Php1-billion net profit mark this year on the back of increased consumption spending amid elections and the countr y’s good macroeconomic environment. “The next six months would be hopefully pretty good; sales would be very strong. And we know that next year is an election year so there will be a lot of spending towards Christmas (season),” said RFM President and Chief Executive Officer Jose A. Concepcion III.

He said the El Nino weather phenomenon, which is associated with warm weather, will also boost demand for its food products especially ice cream. Concepcion was optimistic about achieving this year’s profit target after the company’s net income surged by 11 percent to Php472 million in January to June. Its sales revenues also rose 10 percent to Php5.5 billion during the first six months of the year. profit/PAGE 10


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Schneider Electric to develop 150-MW of solar energy SCHNEIDER Electric will conver t 150 Megawatts (MWs) of solar projects which are under development, to allow it to deliver power to the grid. “There are 150 MW of solar projects and another 30 MW already acquired,” Schneider Electric senior vice president for solar business Serge Goldberg told reporters at the sidelines of a recent forum. He said the technology converts power from direct current to alternative current, which is the form of electricity used by households. Marc Lees, Schneider E le c t r ic s ol ar business regional director for East Asia and Australia, said the company could not disclose the projects due to confidentiality agreements. Goldberg could only say that these were located in Manila, Cebu and Davao. He said the Philippines is a great place for solar projects, citing the weather and irradiance. “It’s one of the zones that are bound to be a great place for solar. There’s a good dynamic now for renewables, your country is doing a good solar/PAGE 10

Globe dominates mobile data business with triple-digit growth GoSURF offers complete suite of access to music, social networking, and entertainment content The country’s number one mobile brand Globe Telecom maintained its dominance in the mobile data services segment as its f lagship consumable mobile data plan GoSURF posted a 130%

growth in subscriptions and 125% increase in revenues since it launched in 2014. “The phenomenal growth of our mobile data business can be attributed to how GoSURF changed the mobile browsing experience in the country by offering free access to a suite of music, social networking, and

entertainment content aside from more megabytes (MB) of data for longer mobile browsing,” said Jil Go, Vice President for Content at Globe. “We believe that this pioneering innovation from Globe is indeed helping drive our positioning as the world’s globe/PAGE 10

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INAGAT ISLAND is positioned direct to the assaulting waves of the Pacific Ocean where devastating typhoons originate and gather its strength. Since climate change became a re al danger, not hing was heard that the island incurred serious typhoon damage. It is by distance, 200 kilometers in radius from Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, where PAGASA has set up a weather station to detect low pressure areas and howlers before it enters the PAR of our country. The island is formidable to natural calamities that brings storm surges, flooding and wind gust. From the sky if one looks down from the plane window, as the lone commercial airline, Zest Air, maneuvers for landing, one sees the natural green foliage of Mangroves in the island shores, in fact thousands of hectares of Mangroves is estimated in abundant. Mangrove forest is a known fish sanctuary and breeding ground for crabs and shrimps. A mature tree produced a chemical that serves as aquatic nutrients that feeds the clams and shells normally eaten by migratory birds to regain their loss weights while flying from long journey. People take for granted the importance of Mangroves, in many parts of our country; the trees are

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cut to give way to fish ponds or beach resort constructions. Farmers peel off the inner bark to extract the skin made as coloring for a popular native coconut brew called “Tuba”. Children, cut the tree branches then dried to firewood to cook meals for the household. That explains why the 500,000 hectares of Mangroves in 1920 is down to 110,000 hectares today. The country’s defense against natural calamities brought by storms has been decimated by the men whom it is protecting. It is continuously threatened by commercialization and big business. Maybe, we have not reached the point in the past of thorough education among our coastal population to protect this tree species from human predators. Government only realized its importance once the cost of typhoon and coastal flooding starts to erode the calamity funds in its vault. Why is this happening? The Bureau of Fisheries in this country produced st at ist ic a l d at a, t hat a Mangrove eco-system is valued at USD 1.325 Million per hectare. Because of the remaining Mangroves forest, our total coastal fish harvest was worth USD 83 Million in 2013. Fish variety caught in the deep oceans has another valuation amounting to USD 160 Million. We

could have produced more volume of fish harvest if our Mangrove forest has the same area as in 1920? Is Mangrove re-forestation difficult? Elementary school children can plant for fun. Civic organizations do this as a community service project while the Fishermen who depend 75 percent of their catch from the Mangrove sanctuaries should even be encouraged to plant more. Dinagat Island, aside from being known as the Mangrove capital of the country, has the best variety of Snappers, sold in the market as “LapuLapu” an expensive fish that is always in the menu of big restaurants and hotels in Manila, Cebu and Davao City. Many foreign tourists love to feast on our fresh seafood’s catch but the supply is getting scarce from Surigao, Zamboanga and Palawan, not because of the high demand in the big cities, but it is the supply that is declining. While dining in Davao City, in jest, the Waiter of a big Chinese Restaurant quipped, “Daghan unta kami ug halin, if the stocks were still available”. I started moving my fingers, counting the revenue opportunities and how much of the Government VAT was lost? The Unite d Nat ions Economic and Social Council have just conducted a high level forum in New


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Ped Quiamjot York last June 26 until July 8. The main agenda was Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) which will expire this year. One of the agenda calendared was SDG 14, to quote “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. The UN has spelled it’s foresight in the next 15 years for the world’s ecological support system for sustainability of fish and other marine life for the benefit and requirement of mankind. In the light of this development, can the national government with billions of discretionary, Disbursement Acceleration Program allocate funding for the rehabilitation of our Mangrove forest? For comments and queries, please email: sbeverage@ or follow on Twitter: @gm_ped

Financial Inclusion, BSP Style (2)

The Hippie and the Old Mna

hink a minute…There was a young, intelligent university student named Bill. Bill was what some people call a “free spirit” or “hippie.” He had wild long hair, always wore the same old and torn T-shirt, jeans and no shoes. Across the street from the university campus was a conservative church. The people there were rich, older and welldressed. They wanted to help the university students nearby, but they did not know exactly how to do it. Well, one day Bill decided to go visit this church by his university. As usual, he went wearing his only jeans, old, torn T-shirt and his dirty long hair. The church service had already started and was full, so Bill walked down the center aisle looking for a seat. People were getting more and more uncomfortable as they watched this unclean, wildlooking young man. Finally, Bill got to the front and saw there were no more empty seats, so he just sat down on the floor right in front of the preacher. No one had ever done that in this church before! By now, everyone was upset and distracted. Then, a respected old church deacon got up and

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n last week’s article, we dwelt on improving access to financial services as the first of three complementary steps towards financial inclusion. In this concluding article, allow me to describe the other steps which complete the cycle: namely, financial literac y and consumer protection. Financial Literacy Bangko Sentral Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. , in his article which appeared in the March 2015 issue of Rotary Magazine, explains the rationale: “At the second level/step of the ladder, we want to encourage savers to migrate and become investors. “To us, saving is much more than income minus expenses. “It is a discipline and a process central to which is financial education so that individuals can safekeep their principal while building a capacity to set aside a portion for risk taking and financial gains.” Tetangco adds: “It is this shift in risk awareness that allows savers to make well-informed decisions and become retail investors.” Tetangco’s message to grow our savings through wise investments may have a similar ring to the biblical injunction as illustrated by

the Parable of the Talents. It is not enough to just play it safe like the third servant in the parable. It is important that we nurture and grow our resources just like the first and second servants did. We all know what happened. The third servant who simply buried his talent was punished for being lazy. The first and second servants, on the other hand, were amply rewarded for being good stewards. So how does the Bangko Sentral go about spreading its gospel of financial literacy. To target the young, the BSP has partnered with the Department of Education in a joint effort to cultivate among grade schoolers the correct financial habits. Now, lessons on spending wisely, saving, the benefits of opening a bank account, f i n a n c i a l m a n a g e m e nt and entrepreneurship are incorporated in the public elementar y education curriculum. This program has earned for both the BSP and the DepEd recognition b y C h i l d a n d Yo u t h Finance International, an Amsterdam-based NGO, for having the Best Child and Youth Finance Education Program. The BSP has even gone further through its Economic and Financial L iterac y Program (EFLP) which has

been conducted since 2000. The BSP outreach is being done not only nationwide but even around the globe where there are big concentrations of Overseas Filipinos. T h e E F L P c ar av ans fe ature, among others, seminars and expos which cover the following subjects: basics of saving, money management, appreciating different financial risks, p e r s on a l f i n a n c e , a n d planning for retirement. Recently, the BSP formally launched Wealth Watch B ook – a collaborative work of BSPers from the BSP Financial Consumer Protection Depar tment (FCPD). The book takes financial literacy one step higher. Tetangco said: “The book is not for those who have no access to financial products and services but it is for those who have a little bit more than others, perhaps significantly more but who may need to be just as watchful. “It is about stewardship of what you have. It is about preparing for unexpected events. It is about growth and growing what you have so you can have more.” Consumer Protection Growing one’s finances involve both risks and opportunities. To temper the risks, the Bangko Sentral has institutionalized a framework - the Financial Consumer


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Ignacio Bunye Protection Framework or FCP. FCP aims to make consumer protection an i nte g r a l c omp one nt of banking supervision in the Philippines. Tetangco explained that through ECP, the Bangko Sentral hopes to ensure that financial institutions under its supervision “develop a culture of fair and responsible dealings, while continually protecting the welfare of financial consumers”. And all these are based on the fundamental tenets of “consumer empowerment, market conduct and collective responsibility”. Summing up, Tetangco said: “We are developing a more inclusive financial system to produce sustained economic expansion that supports inclusive growth.” Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.

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Davao’s cacao draws interest of multinational companies


AVAO City – At least five multinational companies engaged in chocolate industry are taking interest on Davao’s cacao products as they set to meet with cacao growers in time for the National Cacao Congress here in September. They are the US-based Mars Chocolate, Cargill, Barry Collebaut, Dole Itochu, WL Foods, UK and Filipinas Oro de Cacao and RP. The executive director of the Cacao Industrial Development C ouncil (CIDAMI), Valente Turtur, said they are the companies that require big volume of cacao beans for production, export and distribution in the world market. Turtur said the demand for cacao beans in the international market is so huge that at present only 0.2 percent is the contribution of the Philippines with a shortage of about 850,000 metric tons. According to Turtur, majority of the country’s produce comes from Davao Region and given the world

market shortage for cacao beans Davao Region and Mindanao is aiming to supply the market of at least 10 percent more by 2020. R i g ht n ow, h e s a i d t he re i s a pr iv ate and government partnership for the propagation of cacao in the region where in 2017 at least 50 million seedlings has been planted and to start producing by 2020. T h i s p ar t n e r s h ip i s spearheaded by the Mindanao Development Authority, Philippine Coconut Authority, Department of Agriculture and CIDAMI. Starting this year at least 17 million cacao seedlings will be planted for intercropping in coconut farmlands. The campaign for intercropping cacao and coconut trees, he said, will be launched nationwide in order to maximize areas planted to coconut in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Meanwhile, Turtur said cacao industry stakeholders will push for the creation of the National Cacao Council in September including a

proposed protocol on the production of cacao. The propagation of the plant must follow certain prot o c o l f rom g rou n d p r e p a r at i o n , p l a nt i n g , operation, maintenance, pest management, harvesting and post harvest procedures. “ This is important because doing the right steps in production would mean better yield and at the same time meet international requirements,” he said.

He also said that cacao farms either small or big will be issued certification and accreditation of a certifying body that will be part of the steps to be taken in the development of a national council. A certified farm gets better market exposure thus fetching good market price, he said. During the national congress, organizers have invited Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Representative

Cynthia Villar, Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Department of Trade and Indust r y Secretary Gregory Domingo and Presidential Adviser on Food Security/ PCA Chairman Francis Pangilinan. Also invited to provide inputs during the congress are Philippine C o conut Authority Ad m i n ist r ator R omu l o A r a n c o n , Jr. , M i n DA chairperson Lualhati

Antonino. The USAIDACDI/VOCA Chief of Party Theloneus Trimmel will talk on their program for Cacao under MinPACT. T he e ve nt w i l l a ls o h i g h l i g ht p o st har ve st processing by MARS, chocolate making by Puratos, equipment showcase and demo by PhilMech/DOST and product design, packaging and labelling by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). (PNA)

Banana firm in Maguindanao resumes operation DAT U A B D U L L A H SANGKI, Maguindanao - - A f te r e i g ht d ay s of u n c e r t a i n t y, a m u l t i national banana firm here has resumed its operation following a series of dialogues on issues affecting the company and the local government units. “Everything ends well, the operation of Delinanas banana firm is back to normal,” town Councilor Datu Anwar Emblawa said. Emblawa said Mayor Bai

Mariam Sangki-Manguadatu lifted the suspension order after the firm complied with all the LGU requirements and other issues. On July 7, the mayor issued the suspension of operation of Delinanas Banana Plantation after a “reconciliation dialogue” failed to produce results. T h e i ssu e s i n clu d e s non-payment of rentals, renewal of business permits and other fees, damaged crops and the disregard

on the nomination of the landowners to be employed in the company, as stated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). “We hope ever ything will be okay now after the firm complied with the re quirements of LGU,” Emblawa told DXMS-AM Radyo Bida Cotabato. He said workers of the firm were glad the issues have been resolved and that normal operations have resumed.


More plantation workers have trooped to the town hall to renew working permits, one of the issues that both sides resolved diplomatically. L awyer Mohajerin Balayman, municipal administrator of D a t u Ab d u l l a S a n g k i , Maguind anao, s aid t he mayor’s suspension order was temporary and the local government immediately reached out to Delinana officials because it wanted banana/PAGE 9


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AGBILARAN CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR7) through its Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will conduc t a ground verification survey next week on the uplifted coastal area within the towns of Loon and Maribojoc, Bohol. Known as the “LoonMaribojoc Geological Monument” as embodied in DENR Administrative (DAO) No. 2015-08 issued by DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje on May 14, the uplifted coastal area covers 137 hectares or 1.37 square kilometers of coastline. With the intention to place the necessary corner monuments to mark the boundary of the geological monument, at least 236 monuments or mojons or an average of 59 a day will be placed from July 21 to 24. Taking the lead in the said survey are geodetic engineers Emiliano Hormachuelos and

Adriano Odal, and chief geologist Al Emil Berador with four personnel each from Loon and Maribojoc to assist the team. The said department order declares the uplifted coastal areas as a geological monument serves to provide a legal framework for the recognition, preservation and protection of the uplifted coast, as well as encourage further researches and studies on the monument for the advancement of geosciences in the country. The MGB recommended the declaration of the coast as a geological monument based on its initial survey showing that the area formed “unique geological features” after the quake lifted the land by up to 1.2 meters. Stretching eight kilometers, it straddles four barangays of Loon, namely, Tangnan, Cuasi, Tontonan and S ong-on, and two barangays of MaribojocPunta Cruz and Guiwanon.

Under the DAO, the MGB will perform ground verification survey of the area as indicated in the survey map. This will be followed by the installation of a marker containing the geological history, description and significance of the geological monument. The bureau was also tasked to coordinate with other government agencies and

concerned local governments in the preparation of a management plan for the park. The MGB has determined that certain coastal areas of the Municipalities of Loon and Maribojoc of Bohol rose from the sea and were uplifted by up to about 1.2 meters, thereby forming unique geological features. Such uplift constitutes

an irreplaceable segment of earth’s history and geological heritage and should therefore be preserved, protected and maintained for scientific, educational, and tourism purposes. Geological monuments are sites that show outstanding features or processes considered by geologists and other scientists as worthy of conservation.

There are six other national geological monuments earlier declared by the DENR. These are the Chocolate Hills, also in Bohol; the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan; the sand dunes of Ilocos Norte; the St. Paul Limestone Formation in Puerto Princesa, Palawan; the Taal Volcano in Batangas; and the Montalban Limestone Gorge in Rodriguez, Rizal. (mbcn/rahc/PIA7-Bohol)

Youths promote disaster awareness thru posters, essays By Leonard T. Pineda I

I LOI LO C I T Y - - T he Reg iona l Dis aster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-6 tapped students in Western Visayas to promote awareness on disaster risk reduction and management through their writing prowess and artistic skills. An on-the-spot English essay writing contest and on-the-spot poster making contest were held Thursday, July 17, at the Department

of Education (DepEd-6) Regional Office and SM City Events Center, respectively. Rosario Cabrera, RDRRMC-6 Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-6 Regional Director, said that these are just two of the many activities lined up for the celebration of the National Disaster C o n s c i o u s n e s s Mo n t h w h i c h i nv o l v e d y o u t h participation. “ We w o u l d l i k e t o

discover their ideas and their understanding of the disaster and emergency preparedness programs through poster making and essay writing,” she said. She said that they are planning to make use of these student outputs as advocacy materials to spread information relating to disaster risk reduction and management.

O ve r 2 4 ele me nt ar y schools in the region participated in the poster making contest while 21 secondary schools took part in the essay writing contest. The month of July is declared as the National Disaster C onsciousness Month pursuant to Executive Order No. 137 dated August 10, 1999. (JCM/LTP/PIAIloilo)


MisOr hailed as 2nd Most Competitive Province in Phil By Provincial Information Office / MV

The Province of Misamis Oriental, under the leadership of Governor Bambi Emano, has been awarded as the 2nd Most Competitive Province in the Philippines by the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines during the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last July 16, 2015. In just a span of two years, Gov. Bambi Emano was able to make Misamis Oriental rank second out of 81 provinces in the

country, having a total score of 38.9. The National Competitiveness C ou n c i l , t h rou g h t h e Regional Competitiveness Committees, launched the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index way back in 2013 with o n l y 2 8 5 L G Us w h o participated. This year, 1,098 LGUs participated to determine their performances against other cities/municipalities in terms of the 3 Pillars: E conomic D y namism, Government Efficiency and Infrastructure

Development. “The country bears the unique distinction of being the most improved country across 4 major ratings: ease of doing BUSINESS, the Corruption Perceptions Index, the Economic Freedom Index and the Global Competitive Index,” s aid Budget S ecret ar y Florencio Abad in his keynote speech. Davao Del Sur, MisOr, Cebu, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Rizal, Agusan del Norte, Benguet, Cavite and Camiguin were among the Top Ten Most Competitive Provinces.

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ast July 7, SM relaunched the Green Film Festival across SM and Waltermart cinemas nationwide. Hundreds of students availed of the free moving screening aimed at raising awareness among Filipino youth of the plight of the earth today. T h e f e at u re d G M A News and Public Affairs documentary Pagbangon outlines the rehabilitation efforts, tent cities, houses in no-build zones, people struggles to make a living, and stories of both survival and tragedy. SM City Davao launch was attended by faculty and students of the Agro

Industrial Foundation, Good Soil Academy, Brainworks School Inc. and Tecarro College Foundation Inc. SM City Davao mall manager Lynette Lopez expressed her appreciation to the event partners Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission, the Movie and Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB), GMA7, outpost Visual, Climate Change Commission and USAID. Meanwhile, the SM City Cagayan de Oro launch was graced by more than a hundred students as well as faculty members of Lumbia and PN Roa National High School. “We are grateful

to SM for this noteworthy endeavor of educating our students” Eulogio Suaner, Dep Ed’s Education Program Supervisor said. SM City General Santos, on the other hand, officially launched the Green Film Festival last July 9, at Cinema 4. Assistant mall manager Engr. Hermon Hernandez welcomed the 186 pupils and teachers from Jose J. Catolico Elementary School of Lagao. “We thank SM Supermalls for coming up with this initiative as it is very educational to the pupils which they cannot learn from the four corners of the room”, said Ms. Cecille Agnes Surmillon, school guidance coordinator.

SM L anang Premier launched the Green Film Festival on July 7 at Cinema 6, which was graced by Councilor Leo Avila III on behalf of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, together with Engr. Armando Morales, Division Science Coordinator of DepEd-Davao City, and Willie Jordan, Chief of Licenses, Patents and Deeds Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region XI. Outof-school-youths from PagAsa Youth Association of the Philippines, (PYAP) through the assistance of the Davao City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), faculty and students of Holy Cross of Davao College and

Assistant mall manager Constantine Arce, together with public relations manager Ivy Guantero and marketing manager Mark Torayno welcomed Dep Ed representative Eulogio Suaner as well as the teachers of PN Roa and Lumbia National High School to the Green Film Festival at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Students and teachers from Lumbia National High School watched the documentary film “Pagbangon” at SM City Cagayan de Oro Cinema 1.

Students and teachers from Good Soil Academy at SM City Davao Green Film Festival launch

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the issues resolved at the advantage of both sides. He said Mayor SangkiMangudadatu herself initiated a reconciliation dialogue. Several dialogues were held with both sides disagreeing on many issues until the last one when both the firm and the local officials came to terms and “came up with win-win solutions.” Before the successful dialogue, Mayor Sangki-

Mangudadatu said a “gap” exists between the banana plantation owners and the local government unit. Balayman said landowners where the firm plants bananas are entitled to at least one nominee as worker, depending on the size of farm lot. Another issue was the working permits of about 800 workers. Balayman said most of the workers have no working permits, thus the LGU withheld the issuance of business permits. Early this year, Rosanna

Calingin, the senior manager of Human Res ource of Delinanas requested that the LGU issue business permits so the firm could export bananas. A business permit was one of the requirements to export. Mayor SangkiMangudadatu said the LGU issued the business permit hoping the firm would address the working permit issue. It did not, however. Despite three letters to the firm reminding it of the working permit, the firm did not respond.

She said the firm, through Calingin, sought a June 30 deadline to comply with the working permit issue which the LGU granted. But June 30 came and gone, the firm still failed to comply, forcing the LGU to issue the temporar y suspension. Balayman said aside from the above mentioned issues, peace and security has become a problem near and around the banana plantation. He said the local police and the military’s 601st Infantry Brigade and

Assumption College of Davao participated in the said event. SM Lanang Premier Assistant Mall Manager Jerome Yeo welcomed the guests. For Green Film Festival inquiries and bookings,

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diligently complying with the said discounts according to Taboclaon. To m a x i m i z e t h e registration, PDAO and the CSWD have intensified their barangay-to-barangay PWD registration so that more PWDs can benefit from the program. The requirements for the said registration are: (1) Barangay Residence C e r t i f i c ate, (2 ) Bi r t h Certificate, (3) 1x1 ID photo, (4) Confirmation of Disability. Ta b o c l a o n a l s o encourages all establishments to honor the discount privileges of the PWD IDs and also encourages all concerned agencies to fully implement and advocate the program. SIGN LANGUAGE Among PWDs, the deaf has more use for a human assistant rather than a device. Deaf Association of Misamis Oriental Inc. ( DA M O R ) E x e c u t i v e Director, Hazel D. Bual, said (through her interpreter) that rather than an assistive device, the deaf has much more need for an on-call assistant who doubles as an interpreter. She notes that their disability is not physically visible until they speak using their hands. House Bill No. 450 was introduced in the Philippine House of Representatives to declare Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the National Sign Language of the Philippines and to mandate its use as the medium of official communication in all transactions involving the deaf and the language of instruction of deaf education. According to reports, HB 450 was recently approved by the House of Representatives Committee on Social Services. A TASTE OF FREEDOM Freedom Technology Wheelchair is a company engaged in the manufacturing 33rd Infantry Battalion could attest that the security issues was related to the firm’s failure to comply with what was agreed. “Now we observed that there are insult and blatant disregard of our authority, again blatant disregard on the exercise of authority of the government as an independent or autonomous institution pursuant to the Local Government Code,” Mayor Sangki-Mangudadatu said. “We are not against the firm, in fact we welcomed

interested schools may call SM City Davao at (082) 2976998, SM Lanang Premier at (082) 285-0943, SM City General Santos at (083) 8780667 of SM City Cagayan de Oro at (088) 8592885-88.

of customized assistive devices that helps empower the user to optimize his capacity to integrate himself in his community and liberating him from the usual confinements of his disabilities. Maquiling, who uses a customized wheelchair from Freedom, said that there is a big difference between the “hospital type” wheelchairs and the ones built by Freedom Technology Wheelchairs. “Aside sa patsada (nice), I like it kai ha-om gyud sa ako ang wheelchair (I like it because the wheelchair really fits me), and customized wheelchairs lessen the chanc e s of t he P W D aggravating their disability” notes Maquiling. She also adds that PWDs should have this kind of wheelchairs and that donors should also take this into consideration. Mar t i n Mon i c o Q. Gadrinab, President of Handicapped Anchor is Christ (HACI de Oro) and Vice Chair CDO City Council on Disability Affairs (CdOCCDA) also uses a Freedom built wheelchair. He said “my wheelchair was built according to my size and according to my comfort”. Gadrinab also clarifies that we should use the term 'non-disabled' instead of 'normal' when used as reference, "after all, we are not abnormal" he notes. The 37t h Nat iona l Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) celebration in Cagayan de Oro also has the following activities: Accessibility Audit on various establishments in the city on July 18, a sports festival on July 19 at the Macasandig Covered Court, a symposium on PWD Laws on July 20 at the Centrio Ayala Mall activity center, “PWDs Got Talent, The Concert!” on July 21 at the SM City CDO atrium, and a variety show on July 23 at the SM City CDO activity center. it as it provides revenue for the LGU and employment to our people,” Balayman said. “We ask why can’t they comply considering that they are compliant in other municipalities like in some areas controlled by the communist rebels,” she said. According to Balayman, t he LG U is w i l l i ng to “meet half-way” with the banana firm provided it shows sincerity and help in addressing the issues. Efforts to reach Delinanas officials failed. (PNA)

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IN THE MATTER OF ADOPTION OF MINOR CHILD NAMED NEXUS IMAX CASAS, 4 years old, Residing at Bansarvil II, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte

SPL. PROC. NO. 21-512

SPS. JERRY L. FERNANDO AND HAZEL L. FERNANDO, Petitioners. - versus THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ILIGAN CITY Respondent. ------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this Court is a petition for adoption filed by petitioners Sps. Jerry L. Fernando and Hazel L. Fernando on June 25, 2015. The petition alleges, that: “1. That petitioners are husband and wife, 39 and 38 years old respectively, Filipino, and residents of Bansarvil II, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, Philippines and presently working as member of Philippine Army and Public School Teacher respectively, copy of their marriage contract is attached as Annex “A”; 2. That the respondent is a government official mandated by law to have control and custody of all records pertaining to live births and other registrable documents and as such he is being sued in his official capacity whose office address is located at City Hall building, Iligan City where he may be served with summons and other court processes; 3. That petitioners desire to legally adopt as their child, one NEXUS IMAX CASAS, a minor, 4 years of age, born out of wedlock in Iligan City, now residing at Bansarvil II, sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, copy of his birth certificate is attached as Annex “B”; 4. That the biological mother of said minor is not affluent in life, she got pregnant without telling her parents about her pregnancy, jobless and was abandoned by her boyfriend right after the latter learned about her pregnancy; 5. Hence, few days after she gave birth to her child, she decided to surrender and relinguish the parental custody of the child to herein petitioners, copy of parent’s consent is attached and made integral part hereof as Annex “C”; 6. Petitioners are childless despite having been married for about 12 years already and have taken care of said minor since the latter was only few days old, and petitioners have given said minor the attention and love of a true and real parents; 7. That petitioners do not fall under the disqualifications of adoption Order, cont’d. Spl. Proc. No. 21-512 Page 2 x- - - - - - - - - - - - -/ as provided for by law and they are morally fit as well as physically and financially capable of giving the child a bright future, copy of petitioners’ police clearance and medical certificate are attached and made integral part hereof as Annex “D” to “E”; 8. That this adoption will certainly serve the best interests and well-being of the child; 9. Petitioners desire that if and when the instant petition is granted, the child shall be named KENT JAZ L. FERNANDO.” Finding the verified petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing to September 28, 2015 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the session halll of this Court, RTC, Branch 21, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. Let this order be published before the hearing at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Lanao del Norte at the expense of the petitioners. The Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, of the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte is directed to submit a report relative thereto on or before the scheduled initial date of hearing. Any interested party is hereby directed to come to Court on the hearing of the petition and bring proof why the same should be denied. Furnish copy of this Order to the office of Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte; Department of Social Welfare and Development, Minglanilla, Cebu; the Local Civil Registrar of Iligan City; the Office of the Honorable Solicitor General, Makati City; the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Lanao del Norte, the National Statistics Office, East Avenue, Quezon City; the petitioners and the biological mother of “NEXUS IMAX CASAS”. SO ORDERED. Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. July 6, 2015.

(SGD.) ALBERTO P. QUINTO Acting Executive/Presiding Judge

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Some people say this account is an alamat (myth, legend), others would say, this has truth in it as this has been part of the cultural heritage and identity of the town. It does not put the langaw into pedestal, but stresses on the richness of natural resources this town has been gifted by the Divine Prov i d e n c e s i n c e t i m e immemorial (Naval, 2014). (Kevin Christian J. Chua/ MTO/RCA/PIA-Misamis Occidental)

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He said solar energy could also be used by the islands that now rely on expensive diesel-fired power plants. “Philippines has higher than average irradiance and therefore it’s a good place for developing solar plus you have a lot of islands, which is one more reason to develop solar, because if not then you have to transport diesel to the islands and it is extremely expensive,” Goldberg said. He said 19 residential markets or power plants in the Philippines had already reached grid parity for solar, which means solar panels have caught up with the prices of established cheaper traditional energies such as coal.


Meanwhile, Delia M. Ayano, Director of DTI from page 3 Misamis Occidental, said the establishment of Negosyo next digital lifestyle hub Centers in all provinces, as we offer our customers cities and municipalities easy, affordable, and hasslenationwide is anchored on free Internet access on their the provisions of RA 10644. mobile devices anytime, These Negosyo Centers anywhere,” he said. will be responsible for Over the last few years, promoting ease of doing Globe has set a revolution in business and facilitating the mobile data business when a c c e s s t o s e r v i c e s f or it took the lead in forging Micro, Small and Medium breakthrough partnerships Enterprises (MSMEs) within with leading global brands its jurisdiction. such as Google, Facebook, “The law also provides Viber, Spotify, NBA, HOOQ, services such as Business and recently, e-commerce R e g i s t r at i o n , B u s i n e s s sites such as Lazada and A d v i s o r y , B u s i n e s s Zalora to enrich the customer Information and Advocacy, experience amid the growing a n d M o n i t o r i n g a n d propensity for multimedia Evaluation,” Ayano added. applications on devices. (MBLumantas/DTI /RCA/ With GoSURF, customers PIA10-Misamis Occidental) get free access to the widest selection of entertainment content that cater to today’s digital lifestyle, may it be from page 3 music streaming via Spotify, job in having a balance mix sports through the NBA, TV of energy so that means if and movie hits on HOOQ, we manage to solve some and recently, mobile gaming technical issues like the and social networking with stability of the grid, then it the return of Free Facebook. could further boost the solar A m o n g t h e v a r i o u s and renewable presence in the GoSURF variants, GoSURF50 Philippines,” Goldberg said. remains the most popular


with its value-for-money proposition that customers look for. For only P50 and valid for 3 days, GoSURF50 gives customers more than just 300 MB of mobile data for browsing and staying connected to the internet. When subscribed to the promo, customers also get an additional 400MB of data to access Spotify and mobile gaming apps such as Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Hayday, Dungeon Hunter 5, Boom Beach, Summoners War, Soul Seeker, Brave Frontier and Asphalt 8: Airborne, and now, access to top social networking site Facebook with a full photo and video browsing experience. As of March 2015, Globe asserted leadership in the mobile data business after posting mobile data revenues of P4.4 billion, double the combined revenues of its competitors at P2.2 billion. Globe mobile data revenues significantly grew by 58% from previous year’s P2.8 billion and by 8% from previous quarter’s P4.1 billion. Meanwhile, combined mobile Internet revenues of Smart and Sun rose by 19 percent to P2.2 billion from P1.9 billion in the same three months of last year. Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Daniel Horan earlier said that the impressive performance of the company’s mobile data business was a result of a better network experience with 100% 3G and 4G HSPA+ nationwide coverage as well as the increasing pervasiveness of its LTE network around the country. To enhance its wireless network infrastructure, Globe is activating more cell sites with the LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD ultra broadband access technologies for a more pervasive LTE coverage nationwide. H o r a n a d d e d , “ We believe that this business model of forging global content partnerships is the most appropriate path for us to meet the changing needs of our customers as the world of data becomes more pervasive in their lives. With the growing adoption to more connected devices, Globe expects its mobile data business to create deep revenue streams for the company in both the near and long-term period,” Horan added.

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and certain parcels of land as identified by the parties.

“ The of fer shall b e consistent with the conditions approved by the board based on management’s study on potential synergies in terms of strategic fit of the assets to be acquired with current operations and the results of the financial, tax, technical and legal due diligence undertaken on said assets,” HPI said. The review of the business combination started a year ago after Swiss giant Holcim Ltd. revealed in April 2014 an allshare deal to acquire France’s Lafarge SA that would create the world’s largest cement company. Holcim and Lafarge sealed last May a binding agreement with Irish building materials company CRH Plc. for the sale of some of their businesses in the Philippines, Europe, CANADA, and Brazil as part of moves to bag antitrust regulatory approval for the merger expected to close later this month. In February, CRH was granted the right to acquire 88.85% of LRI, subject to certain requirements, including the completion of the global merger between Holcim and Lafarge. Once the Holcim-Lafarge merger is completed, CRH will take over LRI’s cement manufacturing plants in Norzagaray, Bulacan; Taysan, Batangas; Teresa, Rizal; and Danao, Cebu.

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Concepcion said the company also aims to sustain revenue growth of 10 percent this year, bolstered by the projected 20 to 30-percent increase a year for consumer brands. He note d t hat s a les continued to come in strong especially for Fiesta and the new Royal pasta as well as Selecta ice cream. In terms of revenue mix, Concepcion said branded, high-margin units comprise 65 percent; while nonbranded commodities share the remaining 35 percent. (PNA)

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as No. 1 Most Competitive Municipality in the 3rd-6th Class Municipalities category; Misamis Oriental as No. 2 Most Competitive Province; Cagayan de Oro City as No. 6 Most Competitive City in the Highly Urbanized Cities category; Jimenez, Misamis O c c i d e nt a l a dju d ge d as No. 6 Most Competitive Municipality in the 3rd-6th Class Municipalities Category; and Camiguin was No. 10 Most Competitive Province. Mamabajao and Cagayan de Oro also emerged with the most number of recognitions in their respective categories with three each. Among the 978 municipalities which participated in the ranking, Mambajao emerged with the most number of recognitions with three: 2nd under the Economic Dynamism Pillar, 2nd in t he G over nment Efficiency Pillar, and 1st in Overall Competitiveness. “ Fo r Ma m b aj a o, t h e recognition given to us is a signal to the whole world that we are open for business,” said Mambajao Mayor Ma. Luisa dela Fuente-Romualdo in a text message to this paper. “We have instilled within our town a culture of excellence that is conducive for business and that will foster greater progress and inclusive growth.” Meantime, Cagayan de Oro ranked second in government efficiency (up from 5th in 2014), fifth in infrastructure (from 2nd in 2014) and 20th in economic dynamism (from 9th in 2014). Jimenez, Misamis Oriental also garnered two recognitions, b e i n g r an ke d 3 rd af t e r Mambajao in Government Efficiency, aside from its overall #6 ranking in the 3rd-6th Class Municipalities Category. Since 2013, the National Competitiveness Council

(NCC), through the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI), has been advocating building more competitive local government units in order to raise the overall competitiveness of the country. Through publicprivate collaboration, NCC has successfully engaged LG Us t o p ar t i c ip at e i n the index which presents economic development and competitiveness indicators at the local government levels. The CMCI program encourages LGUs to gather and submit data that would measure their performance on Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. Each pillar has indicators which provide a more detailed view of the economic status of the locality. There are 8 indicators for Economic Dynamism and 10 indicators for both Government Efficiency and Infrastructure, totaling 28 indicators. The Government Efficiency Index in which Cagayan de Oro, Mambajao and Jimenez all ranked among the top 3 in their respective categories is based on the following indicators: Transparency in its Local Government Performance Management System (LGPMS); Economic Governance Score in LGPMS; Ratio of LGU collected tax to LGU revenues; LGU Competition Related Awards; Business Registration Ef f icienc y ; Investment Promotion; Compliance to National Directives to LGUs; Security; Health; and Schools. The data submitted by the LGUs, through the assistance of a partner Academe and the Regional Competitiveness Committees, is used for the final scoring and ranking. EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE OF REGISTERED LAND

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ADELFA ABAO HORCA, who died without any last will and testament of November 9, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City; She Left a parcel of land located at Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as follows: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-203579, Lot 4, Block –7, Psd-104305-019052, Being a portion of Lot 1, Pcs10-000647, As surveyed for Zone 3, Bugo Homeowners Association, Land Use Residential, Registered owner Zone 3, Bugo Homeowners Organization . Containing an area of EIGHTY FIVE (85) sq. m. more or less, The Affiant QUERUDEL A. HORCA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF SELF- ADJUDICATION OF THE ESTATE OF ADELFA A. HORCA under the notary public of Atty. MARIO T. JUNI , As per Doc. No. 153; Page No.31 ;Book No. 188; Series of 2015.

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.

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In 2013, 122 cities and 163 municipalities participated in the index when Cagayan de Oro ranked #1 as the Most Competitive City. This increased to 136 cities and 399 municipalities in 2014 when Cagayan de Oro ranked No. 2 after Makati. This year, 2015, there were 142 cities and 978 municipalities participating in the index or a total of 1,120 participants out of 1,634 LGUs in the country. Pre v i ou s ly, t h e NC C conferred awards for the Top 3 Overall Most Competitive Cities and Municipalities and also recognized the Top 3 Most Competitive Cities and Municipalities per pillar (Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure). To more accurately gauge the competitiveness of the localities, NCC introduced new award categories during the summit: 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities, 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, Provinces, Component Cities, and Highly Urbanized Cities. Here’s how the rest of the cities and provinces in Region X fared in the 2015 Overall Competitiveness Rankings: • Cities: Iligan City (#22 among Highly Urbanized Cities), Ozamiz (#22 among Component Cities, same

category as the ff. listed cities); #24 Gingoog; #46 El Salvador; #57 Malaybalay; #60 Oroquieta; #75 Valencia; and #95 Tangub. • Provinces: #2 Misamis Oriental; #10 Camiguin; #19 Lanao del Norte; #32 Bukidnon; and #46 Misamis Occidental.


from page 1 ent repreneurs t hat have immense contribution to the economic development of Mindanao. The winners were judge in the following categories: A g r o - i n d u s t r y L e a d e r, Multi-purpose Cooperative, Mega Entrepreneur, Micro Entrepreneur, Hotel Industry, Resort and Entertainment, Franchisor in food, Franchisee in food, Food Manufacturing and Housing Development. DE ORO MAIN BRANCH CAGAYAN Awards Executive Director P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers Mr. AllanKalambagohan Mediante,Sts.,editor-inTel. # (08822) 727-829 * chief ofTelefax Mindanao Daily News, # (088) 856-1947 one of the fourBRANCH newspapers CAMIGUIN B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, under the Sudaria Group of Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 Publications, said the winners CORRALES BRANCH will Corrales be officially Ave., Cagayanannounced de Oro City and recognized during the DIVISORIA BRANCH Atty. Erasmo B. Damasing Bldg., #61 Don A. awarding rites to be held on Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel. the # (088)Centrio 857-3631 Ayala July 25 at LAPASAN BRANCH Mall in Cagayan de Oro City. Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City T h e Tel.m# e(088) mb231-6739 e r s of t h e panel of CARMEN JudgesBRANCH were chosen Vamentain Blvd., Cagayan de Orofields. City experts different Tel. # (088) 231-2011 These include STEAG State

Power Inc.’s C ommunity Development and Public R el at i ons Manage r, M s . Maria Teresa R. Alegrio; Misamis Oriental Medical Society President, Dr. Ferdie Miranda; Department of Environmental Resources – Region 10 Director, Ms. Ruth Tawantawan; Oro Chamber President and Executive Director, Engr. Cerael C. Donggay; Philippine Management Association of the Philippines Trustee for Mindanao, Ms. Jojo Ortiz; PNB Branch Manager, Ms. Lina Estrella Faburada; Reg iona l Ass o ciat ion of Government Communicators


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President, Ms. Merlyn Ybanez; Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro President, Mr. Crisanto Parojinog; and Cagayan de Oro Press Club President Jerry Orcullo. The finalists were assessed and judged according to the following criteria: Best Practices, Corporate Social Undertakings, Degree of Innovation, Creative and Ingenious and Production or Extent of Expansion on both local and international markets. The judges adjudicated b a s e d o n t h e p r ov i d e d information gathered from nominated companies.

CDO MAIN BRANCH P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers Kalambagohan Sts., Tel. # (08822) 727-829 * Telefax # (088) 856-1947

DIVISORIA BRANCH Atty. Erasmo B. Damasing Bldg., #61 Don A. Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 857-3631

CAMIGUIN BRANCH B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491

LAPASAN BRANCH Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 231-6739

CORRALES BRANCH Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City

CARMEN BRANCH Vamenta Blvd.,Cagayan de Oro City Tel. # (088) 231-2011

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NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 05-2015

NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 01-2015

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, with office address at BSP Building, A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila hereinafter referred to as Applicant/Assignee, against BERNARDITA C. BADILLA and CAMIGUIN COOPERATIVE RURAL BANK INC., referred to as Mortgagor/Assignor respectively, with residence address at Bugang, Sagay, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which now amounts to SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY TWO PESOS AND 89/100 (Php 77,992.89) Philippine Currency excluding unbooked interest and liquidated damages as of 28 November 2014, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 31, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin HALL OF JUSTICE, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency , the following properties to with:

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, with office address at BSP Building, A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila hereinafter referred to as Applicant/Assignee, against ALLEN D. BONITA and CAMIGUIN COOPERATIVE RURAL BANK INC., referred to as Mortgagor/Assignor respectively, with residence address at Bugang, Sagay, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which now amounts to TWO HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY PESOS AND 83/100 (Php 248,120.83) Philippine Currency excluding unbooked interest and liquidated damages as of 28 November 2014, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 31, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin HALL OF JUSTICE, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency , the following properties to with:



“ A parcel of Lutao, San Roque, Mahinog, Camiguin bearing Tax Declaration No. 07798, Under TCT/ CLOA No. 2369 declared in the name of CARLOS CO and BERNARDITA C. BADILLA , containing an area 1,758 square meters, assessed at Php. 11,680.00 which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows : North – Lot No. 1218011 Fedencio Villamil , South – Lot No. 1220-012 Nicanor Gallardo, West – Canal and on East – by Lot – 1224-005 Jose Palarca.”

“ A parcel of coconut land with all the improvements found thereon located at Guinsangol, Tangaro , Catarman, Camiguin bearing Tax Declaration No. 11175 declared in the name of Agustin Abutanmo containing an area 12,000 square meters, assessed at Php. 9,878.40 which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows : North – Lot No. 5397 and 5643 , South – Lot No. 5387, West – Lot No. 5391 and 5393 and on East – by Tangaro Creek.”

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place.

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place.

In the event that the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following day without further notice, posting and publication.

In the event that the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following day without further notice, posting and publication.

Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Mambajao, Camiguin this 29th day of May 2015.


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Mambajao, Camiguin this 29th day of May 2015.


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PWDs hope to strengthen inclusive development for all By SHAUN ALEJANDRAE YAP UY

CAGAYAN de Oro – The city’s Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) in collaboration with the Cagayan de Oro City Council on Disability Affairs (CdOCCDA) and the city government celebrates the 37th national disability prevention and rehabilitation weeks, July 12 – 23 with the theme: “Health and wellness of persons with disabilities, opportunities toward an inclusive development for all”. The activity is backed by the Philippine Proclamation No. 361, DECLARING THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY AS THE NATIONAL DISABILITY PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION WEEK WHICH SHALL CULMINATE ON THE BIRTHDATE OF THE SUBLIME PARALYTIC: APOLINARIO MABINI ON JULY 23 EACH YEAR. Newly appointed Persons with Disability Affairs Office

(PDAO) head, Melagros M. Maquiling, encourages all Persons with Disability (PWD) to participate in the 1st Mindanao PWD Job Fair, July 22, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. According to Maquiling, PWD job fairs have already been implemented in Luzon and Visayas, but this is only the first time in Mindanao. “It is disheartening to know that when PWDs join regular job fairs, they are denied the opportunity to secure a job just because they have disabilities; that is discrimination” Maquiling adds. Maquiling also serves as National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) council member for the PWD sector. PWD Invisibility In the recent “Talakyan sa PIA”, a broadcast program of the Philippine Information Agency Region 10, Maquiling revealed that according to the World Health Organization there are 10 – 18% PWDs in a population. “If Cagayan de Oro

has a population of 700,000 then we can expect about 70,000 PWDs in our city”. The problem, according to Maquiling, is that these PWDs are “invisible” or in hiding perhaps due embarrassment or insecurity; “I encourage all PWDs to come out in the open – the issue of disability is not our own issue but everyone’s issue, almost all senior citizens now have disabilities” Maquiling adds. PWD ID Registered Social Worker Rovelyn B. Taboclaon of the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) says that to date, there are 1,500 PWDs registered with their office and were issued PWD Cards which entitles the holders to discounts in pharmacies, hospitals, professional fees, recreational facilities, and the like. However, not all establishments in the city are PWD

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Newly appointed Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) head, Melagros M. Maquiling answers questions from the media during the press conference on Philippine Information Agency-10’s “Talakayan sa PIA” broadcast program, July 16. She also relays her experience using a customized assistive device (wheelchair) built by Freedom Technology Wheelchair. (PIA Photo)

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