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Briefly 4Ps cards THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is warning beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) against pawning of cash cards issued to them to receive grants for their children’s education and health needs. This warning was issued after the DSWD has received grievance reports of an alleged pawning among its program beneficiaries in some parts of Northern Mindanao. “We do not allow pawning of cash cards because it diverts the money to other expenses rather than to its sole purpose: for their children’s health and education,” Atty. Araceli Solamillo, DSWD Regional Director, says.

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ZAMIZ City – The Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. is set to lay the groundworks for its ambitious 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Pulot, Ozamiz City when it breaks ground by the end of next month, City Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog, Sr. said.

The new power plant will be developed in two phases -- the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each and the second covering another 100-MW unit. The first phase is targeted for completion in 2017, while the second phase will follow a year after. power/PAGE 11

Reinforced Firebricks and Blocks-Making Project officerin-charge Elias Esgana explaining the benefits of the project to the environment. photo by bong d . fabe

Fly ash-reinforced blocks, firebricks, more economical and environment-friendly By BONG D. FABE

Fake rice DAVAO City -- The series of investigations looking into the reported fake rice yielded negative result. Speaking in the AFPPNP Press Corps briefing, Police Director Benjamin Magalong, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group revealed that only the sample from the rice initially reported as fake showed contaminant called dibutyl phthalate, a plasticizer used for manufacture of cosmetics. He said other rice samples taken from various markets in the city showed no irregularity. Magalong said a case conference on the alleged fake rice with the officials of the National Food Authority and law enforcement agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Customs and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Police Regional Office 11 showed negative result based on the thorough investigation on the supply chain and the laboratory analysis conducted.


MisOcc’s power plant ready to start in Aug.

LOAD AND PUSH. A porter delivers fresh vegetables to vendors at the public market in Malaybalay City. mindanews photo by h . marcos c . mordeno

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental — “Akong ikagarantiya nga sulod sa unom ka tuig dili mapudpod ning among hollowblocks ug pavers bisan walay finishing.” Elias Esgana, 65, officerin-charge of the Reinforced Firebricks and BlocksMaking Project of the

Municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, made this strong pitch for his products touted to be environmentfriendly, the first of its kind in the Philippines. And as for its firebricks, the Project’s main product, Esgana guarantees that it is unlike any other bricks and blocks/PAGE 11

Laguindingan airport set to cater Ozamiz City eyed as tourism conduit for regions 10, 11 to flights from 2 Sokor cities By MARK FRANCISCO, Staff Writer

INTERNATIONAL flights are expected to finally commence at the Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental by the

fourth quarter of the year, according to the Northern Mindanao he ad of t he Department of Tourism (DoT).

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By MARK D. FRANCISCO, Staff Writer

OZAMIZ City -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) is set to develop Misamis Occidental as a tourism conduit between Northern

Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula. Tieza general manager M a r k T. L a p i d t o l d BusinessWeek Mindanao that with the ongoing construction of Panguil Bay bridge and the ongoing expansion of the Labo Airport in Ozamiz, the entry of what he dubbed as integrated resorts here is expected in the next five years. “In an integrated resort, there will be a high-end shopping mall, a hotel, a casino, a golf course, amusement rides and tourism/PAGE 11

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DOST to recognize outstanding inventions, researches T HE Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 is inviting inventors and researchers to join this year’s Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE). Prizes are at stake and winners will repres ent the region in the National Invention C ontest and Exhibits. For region 10, RICE will be held on 21-23 August at the Event Center, 2nd Level, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. Wit h t he t heme, “Philippines: A Science

Nation Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness,” RICE 2015 aims to showcase the latest inventions and researchers in the Philippines. It is also part of the major event in the region, the SCIENCE NATION TOUR, of which a number of activities are lined up. DOST Region 10 Director Alfonso Alamban said that those with research projects, inventions, prototypes, industrial designs and software applications related to science, technology, engineering, medicine, health and the

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environment are urged to join the contest. Alamban added that the contestants will vie for the following categories, namely: Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model , Industrial Design, and Creative Research (Likha Award) , and Outstanding Student Creative Research for College and High School (Sibol Award). For the Outstanding Invention, first prize winner will take home P50,000; second prize winner, P30,000; and third prize winner, P20,000. For the Outstanding Utility

Model and Outstanding Industrial Design, first prize winners will get P25,000 each; second prize winners, P10,000 each, and third prize winners, P5,000 each. For the Outstanding Creative Research (Professional), Outstanding Student Creative Research for High School and College, first prize winners will get P20,000 each; second prize winner, P10,000 each; and third prize winners, P5,000 each. DOST has already sent out the invitation letters to schools, inventors and researchers in the region.

For those who have not received the invitation and are interested to join can send their entries and requirements to Ms. Mergebelle Dengal (mddenga l@g mai, 09109745581 on or before August 8, 2015. Entry forms can also be downloaded at dost10.rice2015, http://, www. The conduct of RICE is pursuant to Republic Act No. 7459 known as the “Inventors and Inventions In c e nt i v e s Ac t of t h e Philippines.” It is designed to encourage Filipino inventors, researchers, and students to

use their inventive capability by competing for cash rewards and recognitions both locally and internationally. In Region 10, RICE is a partnership with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute/ D O S T, t h e N o r t h e r n Mi nd ana o C ons or t iu m for Industry and Energy Research and Development (NorminCIERD), PARASAT, and the Oro Chamber of C ommerce. For more information you may contact Tess Superioridad Baluyos through her email adress at tsuperioridad. dost@yahoocom or call 09177908899.

DTI advises consumers on pawnshop transactions SU R IG AO C it y – T h e Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Surigao del Norte advises consumers who will be dealing transactions with pawnshops to carefully read and study the agreement they will sign. A lt hou g h p aw nshop op eration is under the regulatory supervision of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), DTI issues this advice to let the public understand the importance of being fully clarified on the loan transaction they will execute with pawnshops in the light of the recent issue on the interest rate presented to the DTI Consumer Welfare Desk by a consumer having a transaction with one of the pawnshops operating in the

city. In case of disputes on the interest rates and related concerns, the regular courts have the vested power to determine the reasonableness and legality. It is for this reason that consumers should f irst look into and compare the rates and fees imposed of different pawnshops in a locality before making any decision to enter into any transaction. Consumer needing guidance on this related matter can visit the DTI provincial office located at the 2nd Floor of Simtoco Business Center, Burgos Street, this city or call at telephone number 826-6129 or 09195971199.

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hink a minute…This is a true story a man told of w hen he was a young teenager. He was just hanging out listening to the radio one day when his father came in from working outside. His dad looked at him and said: “Son, in 24 hours you won’t even remember what you’re listening to now. How about doing something for the next 20 minutes that you’ll remember for the next 20 years? I promise you’ll enjoy it every time you think of it “What is it?” the son asked. His dad said, “Well, our neighbor, Mrs. Brown, needs her grass cut. Why don’t you go cut her lawn while she’s gone, and then get back quickly so she won’t know you are the person who did it?” The son said he hurried over and cut their neighbor’s grass in just 20 minutes. Mrs. Brown came home later and never knew who had mowed her lawn for her. That son said his father was right. It’s now more than 20 years later, and every time he thinks of secretly cutting Mrs. Brown’s grass for her he really enjoys the memory. Jesus Christ said that when we do good so people


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Jhan Tiafau Hurst will see and praise us, then that’s the only reward we’ll ever get for it. He said we should try to do our giving and helping in a way that doesn’t draw attention to ourselves, but simply do it because we care and want to help people. We shouldn’t tell people what we did or how much we gave. We know it, God knows it, and that’s all the reward we need. The reward that humans give cannot ever match the reward God gives. So if all we want is the approval of other people, then that’s all we’ll get. But if we give our help and service secretly, for God and others, then we’ll be rewarded and blessed much more during this life, and even after we die. Just Think a Minute…

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Physical Attraction Demystified


e’ve all felt the rush— our hearts race, our hands get clammy, we can barely speak…all because s ome one we are re a l ly attracted to, comes over to talk to us. Some call this love at first sight, others call it infatuation, while the more religiously inclined call it lust. Regardless of the term we use for it, the fact remains that physical attraction is a fact of life. It is fuels the multi-billion dollar music and cosmetics industry. But physical attraction, that spontaneous combustion of hormones is primarily a function of biology, not the more enduring emotion of love. Albeit some form of physical attraction is necessary in perpetuating the pair-bonding we call relationships and marriage, because sex is a fundamental ingredient for these. Sex would be utterly droll and tedious without physical attraction and would put the perpetuation of our species in jeopardy. But what causes us to

be physically attracted to someone? Several factors come into play. First is the role of pheromones. Pheromones are chemical substances we release that affect the behavior of others and plays a significant role in physical attraction. For instance, most of us are attracted to potential males whose immune system is different from us biochemically. This ensures that our of fspring will stand the greatest chances of survival because they now have a more thorough arsenal with which to ward off infection and illness. Pheromones also signal sexual availability. During ovulation, females send out a hormone called coplulin that attracts men. Researchers then postulate than when men gets a whiff of copulins their testorone levels rise and subsequently release another hormone called androstenone that repels women who aren’t ovulating. Facial symmetry i s a n ot h e r f a c t or t h at perpetuates physical

attraction. We are attracted to people whose facial structure is symmetrical hence society typically heralds them as b e aut i f u l. T h i s a l m o st global definition of what is beautiful is imbedded in the fundamental biological cues that we get when someone’s face is symmetrical— that of health. Symmetry signals health and therefore enhances a person’s sexual appeal. Another factor for physical attraction, a woman’s waist-to-hip ratio and a man’s shoulder breadth both signal optimal biological fertility and thereby increase the likelihood of siring offspring. Even make-up mimics t he bi ol o g i c a l st ate of arousal—flushed cheeks, wide eyes, red lips: they are all biological indicators of sexual availability from a primal level. In the end, man is a glorified animal. We are bound by hormones and i n s t i n c t s a n d t h e re i s nothing mind-boggling about the science of physical



by jambie austriadel rosario attraction. What boggles the mind is our almost magical experience of it and how we transcend our primal instincts to make marriage, and therefore society stable and viable. Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human res ourc es m an ag e m e nt , community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-700-1996 or email her at jambie.delrosario@

Let’s beat the blues!


he more rainy days - the more I feel low. I don’t really feel depressed, but a bit lack luster. Especially during Sundays or during the first days of a longer vacation. But, during my last years as an expatriate living here in the Philippines, I learned to change my life style. I don’t want to give suggestions or advises “about what to eat and drink”, or, better “NOT to eat or to drink”. Such explanations to turn your mood better, other expert columnists might do much better. However, I experienced myself that some simple things are really working well: Distract yourself: the last thing you should do is lie in the bed wallowing in self-pity.

It’s better to distract yourself with a dose of normality. Watching a movie (possible not a drama or tragedy!) or even cleaning the kitchen on a Sunday can help. Important is that you move from where you were when you felt bad. I mostly love to “arrange my office new” or do a simple walk around into the nature. It really does miracles. Forgive someone: When you forgive someone or even yourself, you release anger and resentment that’s bogging you down. If you stay angry, you’re carrying the all the negative of the day and maybe from the whole world. Check the news: there is already enough negativism. Natural disasters, war, corruption, incompetent politicians, bullying neighbors et cetera

et cetera. Switch to realistic thinking: The happy medium between rose-tiny positive thinking and beat-yourselfup negativity is when you can say, “Okay, I’m having a bad day, but it doesn’t make me a failure”, instead of “I feel awful and/or my life is so awful”. The last will only make you feel worse. Develop a positive attitude: I met a lot of expatriates, how love to complain about everything and everyone. I try my very best to avoid meeting them. There is nowhere a paradise on earth. Examine your thoughts and perceptions, an d re pl a c e u n h e lpf u l thoughts patterns with a more positive approach. The difference between a happy

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person and someone who is really depressed isn’t that one has all the luck of the world. But, that they perceive what’s happening to them differently. By the way : b esides walking in the nature, my best all-round exercise is doring/PAGE 8

More areas getting submerged in water: why?


IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “However, if you no longer listen to the Lord your God, and no longer obey His commands…all of these curses will come upon you… The Lord will strike you… with scorching heat and drought…” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 22, the Holy Bible). -ooo REALLY, PNOY? Let’s go through this once again: President Aquino is meeting one more time with Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero and Local Government Secretar y Mar Roxas to convince the three of them to remain with, and keep intact, the political coalition that made him presidential candidate in 2010. Although nothing is being said about it, it is clear

that the meeting is being called by Aquino to firm up the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Liberal Party in 2016, and these candidates are presumably R oxas, for president, and Poe for vice president. As for Chiz, I understand there are other plans for him, like being installed as the S enate president. Now, let me ask: is it not a fact that Aquino already promised to Roxas, in 2010, that he, Roxas, is going to be Aquino’s (and, of course, Liberal Party’s) presidential candidate in 2016, considering that Roxas gave way to Aquino in 2010? So, Roxas is going to be Aquino’s candidate. So, why is Aquino still talking to Poe?

To convince her to run as Roxas’ vice president? Really? -ooo MORE BARANGAYS IN RP GETTING SUBMERGED IN WATER: WHY? Two environmental occurrences during the past few days must have to be monitored very closely by Filipinos. The first pertains to reports that there is going to be a longer drier and hotter weather in the country this year (which may extend until middle of next year), while the second pertains to reports that more and more villages in the countryside are going under water every time the rains come. What should really bother all of us is the fact that the Philippines, and almost all the other countries of this

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AirAsia and Nikon launch photo contest TWO office workers, a car salesman and a barista are stepping out of their comfort zones and into the challenges of becoming the first AirAsia Travel Photographer for 2015. The #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer contest is jointly organized by AirAsia and ThinkDharma Inc. (exclusive distributor of Nikon Digital Cameras) in partnership with AirAsia’s global loyalty programme, BIG which will award winners with over 200,000 BIG Points or its equivalent free flights to any of AirAsia Group’s 100 destinations. Assisted by multi-awarded photographers from the Philippines and Malaysia as their personal coach, four preselected contestants, namely Velvet Lagman-Macasaet, an executive assistant and marathon runner; Sarah Garcia, hotel front desk officer; TJ Nepomuceno III, car salesman; and Paul Delfin, an indie music fan and barista, will be traveling across Asia for one week starting July 21. Online voting via www. airasiatravelphotographer. com will be opened to the public in August 20 with Nikon cameras and BIG Points to be given away to lucky voters. Grand winner will be announced

in September 11. A i r As i a P h i l ippi n e s Chairperson Maan Hontiveros led the launching of the exciting contest with Strategic Partnership Head Jenny Au and Senior Marketing Manager Caroline Wong of AirAsia BIG. ThinkDharma Inc., meanwhile, is represented by Abrigo Merin, Chief Executive Officer of OPAL, and Paolo Salazar, Head of Business Unit. Four mu lt i - aw arde d photographers and respected leaders in the industr y will be part of the AirAsia Travel Photographer contest as mentors of the four contestants. Nikon Pros George Tapan, Raymond Cruz, Parc Cruz and AirAsia’s resident photojournalist Adam Lee will be traveling around exotic places in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to help contestants capture their best entries across a range of categories that include landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel. Keep updated with AirAsia Travel Photography contest by using #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer and get the latest updates via Twiiter ( or Facebook ( AirAsiaPhilippines).

(3rd from L-R) AirAsia Photojournalist Adam Lee, contender Velvet Lagman-Macasaet, contender Sarah Garcia, Nikon pro and master photographer George Tapan, Business Unit head of ThinkDharma Paolo Salazar, AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, Startegic Partnership Head of AirAsia BIG Jenny Au, Senior Marketing Manager of AirAsia BIG Caroline Wong, Nikon pro and photographer Raymond Cruz, contenders TJ Nepomuceno III and Paul Delfin with AirAsia cabin crew in their iconic red uniform at the recent launching of #IamAirAsiaTravelerPhotographer contest in Taguig, Manila.

Globe Telecom strengthens market presence in Cebu THE countr y’s number one mobile brand Globe Telecom is set to boost its presence in Cebu as it opens its revolutionar y Generation 3 (GEN3) store at the Ayala Center Cebu in a bid to transform the retail experience and enable the digital lifestyle of Cebuanos and nearby markets. The GEN3 store in Cebu

is the telco’s first store in the Visayas region and is the biggest among the GEN3 stores that Globe has opened to date. It measures over 400 square meters and can accommodate up to 200 customers and store personnel at the same time. Further strengthening its business and operations in the Visayas region, Globe opened

the GEN3 store at the Queen City of the South to offer customers a differentiated customer experience that is up to par with global retail outlets around the world. The GEN3 store format has veered away from the basic transactional set-up to a venue where customers can discover and learn new things in the digital space. It brings


to life the telco’s undertaking to be the purveyor of the digital lifestyle not only with its products and services but also in customer experiences and touchpoints. The Globe GEN3 stores are designed by Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight, Inc. His most famous work is the Apple Store in New York, globe/PAGE 8

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Mandaue vies for APEC program to reduce carbon emissions MANDAUE CITY -- The Mandaue City government is one of two cities being considered for the LowCarbon Town Project of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that aims to help cities reduce carbon emissions and energy use. Mandaue City Planning Officer Florentino Nimor Jr. said the city was chosen b ecaus e of its plans to implement environmentfriendly projects. Among them are establishing a better mass transit system, establishing a urban greening project called the “green loop” and adopting an “green-building

code.” Nimor said Mandaue City is competing with a Russian city for the project. The winner will be an nou nc e d i n C ebu i n October, he said. Cebu will host 60 ministerial meetings of APEC countries from August to October. Some 3,200 delegates f rom 2 1 c ou nt r i e s a re exp e c te d to attend t he meetings. If the city will be chosen for the Low-Carbon Town Proj e c t, he s aid it wi l l get technical support to implement its plans aimed at reducing carbon emission. reduce/PAGE 9

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IGACOS officials visit Bohol for disaster response, mngt.


SLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL -- To gain knowledge on disaster response, rehabilitation and re cover y, t he City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council here headed by City Mayor Aniano P. Antalan visited Bohol Province on July 7 to July 9. On October 10, 2013, Region 7, particularly Cebu and Bohol Province, were hit with 7.2 magnitude ear thquake leaving the place severely devastated and people horrified.

The Municipality of Baclayon Planning and Development Coordinator and MDRRM Executive Officer Architect Marvin Francis Apale bared their horrible experience with the magnitude 7.2 earthquake. The devastating earthquake damaged the facade of the Baclayon Church, its bell tower collapsed, some houses sunk, buildings cracked and broken , some section of their roads cracked and impassable making service delivery efforts difficult. Apale said panic ensued

as people saw the water receded for quite far but good enough the earthquake didn’t trigger tsunami yet still leaving the people horrified due to many aftershocks , ground shaking which made their concrete walls and pavements cracked. In their overwhelming experience, Arch. Apale suggested not to depend too much with technology but instead to value the olden ways in dealing with disaster because according to him during the worst situation we cannot always rely with

our gadgets due to absence of power, cellphone signals, transportation and many others. Almost the same devastation brought by the 7.2 earthquake struck the Municipality of Maribojoc. The centuries old Maribojoc Church collapsed, some houses plunge on sinkholes, school buildings broken, roads cracked and sea water receded which made the sea bed rose to about 40 hectares according to the leaders in the area. IGACOS/PAGE 8

Dagupan’s island village gets funds to build evacuation center By April M. Montes

UNAHCO VOWS CONTINUING PARTNERSHIP WITH ITCPH – The Agricultural Training Institute-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH) of the Department of Agriculture recently marked its 30th anniversary with simple ceremonies highlighted by the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with ITCPH’s long-time private sector partner, Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO), to extend their partnership for another two years. UNAHCO President and COO Ricardo C. Alba said the MOU marks their 10th year of cooperation, under which UNAHCO provides support to ITCPH’s research and development programs for scientific and sustainable farm production technologies as part of the government’s thrust to ensure food security and safety. Mr. Alba cited the passion of the men and women of ITCPH, led by Center Director Dr. Ruth Sonaco, and their dedication to the Center’s mission and vision to help both commercial and backyard hog raisers as reason for UNAHCO’s unwavering support to ITCPH. Mr. Alba is shown in photo shaking hands with Mr. Asterio P. Saliot, Director of the Agricultural Training Institute, following the recent signing of the new MOU at the ATI-ITCPH multi-purpose hall in Lipa City, Batangas.

DAGUPAN CITY – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) turned-over on Monday the first tranche of more than P8 million as its share of a three-storey evacuation center project in the island barangay of Salapingao here. Mayor Belen Fernandez received the check from DILG-Region 1 Director Julie Daquioag along with Engr. Sharwyn Sangel of the agency’s Project Management and Development Unit (PDMU); Victoria Jean D aw i s , c lu s t e r l e a d e r ; and DILG City Director Rhoderick Dawis, during the flag raising ceremony at the People’s Astrodome. T h e am ou nt , w h i ch comprises 8o percent of the total fund allocation, came from the DILG’s Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) fund to be boosted by a counterpart of P4.3 million from the Dagupan City government. D awis s aid t hat t he remaining 20 percent from DILG will be released to the

city as soon as the project is 90 percent complete and upon the completion of all the requirements. “The project will soon start construction following revision of the minor details in the design of the building for it to conform to the requirements of our office for an evacuation center,” said Dawis. Fernandez thanked the national government for the support as she reiterated the importance of the project in saving the lives and limbs of the people whenever storm surge or a tsunami hits the island barangay. “We are happy because we can finally start the construction of our evacuation center in Salapingao which is a three-storey building with roof deck,” Fernandez said. She added that the city government’s counterpart amounting to P4.3 million was made possible because of the sound financial status of the city at present. evacuation/PAGE 8

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Mindanao winners of ‘Kaagapay sa Tagumpay’ promo bared Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO), a subsidiary of pharmaceutical indust r y le ader Uni lab, has announced the list of 18 winners of br an d n e w m ot orc yc l e s , refrigerators, power generators and industrial fans in the preliminary draw of its “Kaagapay sa Tagumpay” raffle promo for Mindanao. The Kaagapay sa Tagumpay promo is UNAHCO’s way of thanking its loyal customers as part of its 59th anniversary celebrations. The company is the maker of popular animal healthcare and veterinary products under the

brands Vetracin, Thunderbird, Sarimanok, Genvet, Univet, and Pigrolac, among others. Those who won a motorcycle each during the May 15 preliminary d r aw a r e R e y L a g r i m a s o f Ampayon, Butuan City (store partner: P-1 Ampayon Agrivet); James Kenneth Loking of Zone 9, Anhawon, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City (Lemon Agrivet Supply); and Mary Ann Caduan of P-4 Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon (Leona Feeds Store). The five winners of brand new refrigerators are Tadeo Dumaluan of P-15 Upper Lahi Magnaga, Pantukan, Compostela Valley (store

partner: Zeus Agrivet Supply); Vergel Prajez of P-4 Antequera, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley (Ian & Kaykay Trading); Bonita Baynohan of Turno, Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte (EJ Agrivet); Mary Jane Latayada of Purok Makugihon, Sto. Niño, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur ((Ren-Val Merchandise); and Engineer Nathaniel Adolfo of Purok 2A, Bobongon, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte (Pacifica Agrivet Supplies). Those who won power generator sets are Ruemar Bueno of Kabacan, Cotabato City (store partner: Ocumen A/S); Roger Loquias

of 139 San Isidro St., Mercedes, Zamboanga City (N.T. Culianan Agrivet); Racholo Ebba Cruz of P-17 Teachers Village, Poblacion Nabunturan, Compostela Valley (Pacifica Agrivet Supply); and Debbie Hinay and Jose Dabo, both of Poblacion, Mabini, Compostela Valley who have the same store partner: Ram Agrivet Supply. Winners of the industrial fans are Daniel Mehid of Tacupan, Carmen, Cotabato City (store partner: 4S Agrivet Supply); Kwesi Ian Jay Junsan of Purok Dinagdice, San Roque, Koronadal City in South Cotabato (J.B. Javellana Vet Supply); Ruben Teñajoraq

of Map ant a d, P u rok R o s as , Barangay Sainz, Mati City, Davao Oriental (Six J Agrivate); Jose Rene Constantino of Barangay 7, P. Sampaguita, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte (Two Sister Agrivet Supply); and Gerald Tandugon of P7 Barangay 9 Malaybalay City, Bukidnon (Andrea A/S). The raffle promo uses proofs of purchase of UNAHCO products to become eligible for the contest. It will have its grand draw on October 15, 2015 where the major prizes are brand new cars, and all nonwinning entries in the preliminary draws are still included in the grand draw.

Pilmico feeding program nourishes 5,000 kids ILIGAN CITY – More than 5,000 school children across ten elementary schools here have received nourishment assistance from Aboitiz food subsidiary Pilmico Foods C or p or at i on ( Pi l m i c o )

through its Kutitap feeding program in the last two years. The food unit is signed last July 3,​a​ Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Aboitiz Group

social development arm Aboitiz Foundation at the Iligan City Schools Division Office, opening year three of the program. The new target is to reach out to 4,500 kindergarten

Barangay B.A.M.B.I. @ Tubigan, Initao.

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and first and second grade students from 13 schools in the area. These beneficiary schools include: Kiwalan ES, Luinab ES, Bagong Silang ES, Acmac ES, Dalipuga Central School,

Kalubihon ES, Severo-Sara Memorial School, Tubod ES, Tomas Cabili National HS-Annex School Children, Victor G. Guevarra Memorial School, Villaverde ES, Ubaldo Laya Memorial School, and Doña Josefa Celdran Memorial School. Pilmico launched Kutitap to address undernutrition initially among kindergarten and Grade 1 students, consequently helping increase school participation, improve cognitive learning, and reduce drop out rates among the kids.

“This feeding program strengthens our commitment to be a partner for growth to the communities where we operate,” said Pilmico President and CEO Sabin M. Aboitiz. He added that the project also aims to help small time bakeries in the area grow their business as they will serve as the suppliers of bread snacks. Pilmico will distribute healthy and nutritious bread snacks to target students three times a week (Monday, pilmico/PAGE 8

Nutrition and Education. Kindergarten students at Tomas Cabili National Highschool enjoy healthy and nutritious ensaymada from Pilmico.

MOA SIGNING – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and Schools Division Superintendent DR. CORA T. ASA of El Salvador City enters into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to institutionalize the “A Happy Reading and Writing Program” of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental. The MOA was made pursuant to the continuous Book Donation Program of Vice Governor Joey Pelaez and Children International Philippines, Inc. (CIPI). The simple MOA Signing Ceremony was witnessed by MR. ROLLY P. LABU (Education Program Specialist I) and MR. ALAN T. SACULINGAN (Supply Officer II) both from DepEd El Salvador City District. A total of 12 out of 15 public elementary schools of El Salvador City have already received the books donated by CIPI.

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Wall of Art against child labor rises in Mambajao 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 i s i n s pi re d f rom t h e I nt e r n at i o n a l L a b o u r 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 Maria Luisa 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 Camiguin expressed “Parents should not leave their children for them to be protected and be productive individuals. D OLE-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.” Ni c o l a s A . Ma r t o, Yumbing National High School coach lauded DOLE for giving the children the 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 Tupsan National High 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.

swimming. it’s an excellent mood-booster, as water supports your body, allowing it to relax completely. I feel like a total free spirit in water. Last but not least: Do a life audit. Some people become stuck in a rut because they don’t take time to work out where they are heading. Try to make decisions to change your life and ask yourself what is getting in your way and what you can do about it. It is the same principle as going through your cupboards and tossing out the clothes that don’t fit you or you do not need any more. If there are no uses, they are just cluttering your life. And remember, you might even laugh about it later. Stop trying to “cope’ (making sure everything goes smoothly!) and deal with life more simply. I’ll be heading to Manila after finishing this piece. I am pretty sure, not everything will go smoothly. But I’ll be doing my best to boost my mind and beat the blues! +++ You can email me: or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit one of my websites or www. klausdoringsclassicalmusic.

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alongside his other dynamic designs for international retail stores such as Nike, GAP and Coach, among others. “Since we introduced the GEN3 stores last year, we have set a new global standard in retail and c ustomer experience. The focus is no longer on selling just another postpaid plan or a device, but on creating strong emotional connections between Globe as a global digital brand and our customers,” says Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. The GEN3 Cebu store will feature the latest technological innovations that will shape the Filipino digital lifestyle. This will be seen in the reconfigurable store displays that give Globe the ability to change the content every quarter. It will house four major lifestyle zones namely music, entertainment, life and productivity, that will illustrate mobile and broadband technologies as connected solutions— featuring the latest devices, apps, digital connectors and services that contribute to the total interactive customer experience. Aside from the latest products and services, the new GEN3 store also serves as a platform to feature inspiring stories of mustwatch personalities who are blazing new trails in their respective industries. With the store opening in Cebu, GEN3 highlights the cheering story of select artists featured in the recently-held online music talent hunt Spotify

Emerge powered by Globe. Grand winner Shehye e and finalist Marion Aunor share their musical journey and how they succeeded in pursuing their love for music. The new store is also equipped with a Play Bar where customers can learn about the latest apps through one-on-one service consultations, as well as selfservice kiosks like the video hotline that allow Globe representatives to better interact with customers. Payment machines are also available that accept cash and credit cards for quick payment transactions. As Globe Head of Retail Transformation and Stores Management Joe Caliro shares, “Globe has always considered Cebu as one of the key areas in the Philippines where we strive to expand our presence in. We are very happy to finally bring our world-class GEN3 store here to give our customers a taste of world-class retail experience. With the concept and design of the Globe GEN3 Store in Cebu, we are able to set up a space where everyone who walks in can have a totally different experience and come out learning something new every time.” This year, Globe is set to open two more GEN3 stores at Greenbelt Mall in Makati by August and at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong by October. Globe also announced the construction of the Globe Iconic Store that is set to be the biggest and grandest Globe store. Its pioneering design will feature a bridge that will link two Globe stores from opposite sides. The Globe Iconic Store will soon rise right above the Bonifacio Global City amphitheatre at the Bonifacio High Street Central in Taguig City. Globe is also set to convert the rest of its existing stores into GEN3 Stores to bring the world-class retail experience to more Filipinos nationwide.

Reduce... from page 6

Nimor cited a Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) study showing that 377,000 trips going to Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City and northern Cebu pass through Mandaue City every day. He said the city has allocated PHP13.5 million for the rehabilitation of the Butuanon River and make it a part of the “green loop,” which includes creating a walkway and bicycle lane along the river. T h e D e p a r t m e nt of Environment and Natural Resources has cited Butuanon River as one of the dirtiest rivers in the country. (PNA)

Pilmico... from page 7

Wednesday, and Friday) for 38 weeks or one school year. The partner schools, meanwhile, will monitor the children’s weight and height progress on a monthly basis and compare

findings with the established nutrition stats from DepEd . The bread snacks include cheese bread, king roll, raisin bread, choco bread, star bread, ensaymada, and pan de coco. Pilmico is providing its customers with high quality wheat flour and related products since 1962. It also excels in swine production and animal feeds businesses. With its consistent excellence and top-notch products, the company ensures its market competitiveness through increases customer satisfaction.

IGACOS... from page 6

The municipal officials and department heads said their resiliency was tested. They couldn’t imagine the enormity of the demands of t he p e ople and t he attention and interest of some national and international government and private agencies. Nonetheless, they were overwhelmed by their accomplishments as leaders who took the disaster as a challenge. What the leaders did was to join hands and always coordinate with the people down to the barangays. They always involved the leaders in the barangays and even puroks in their plans and interventions in extending help and providing their needs. “Samal Island is the same with Bohol because you are an island and also have lots of caves. . .you just don’t know you are sitting on a sinkhole, so you should always be ready”, Maribojoc Municipal Mayor LeoncioBadillaEvasco said. Evasco emphasized the importance of legislative support in declaring a state of calamity in worst situation so that help could readily be given to the people and to also have presence of mind and control over the situation. The IGaCoS Council also visited Cebu Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and had met with Office of Civil Defence Region 7 DRRM Regional Director Olivia Luces and gave the team a warm welcome and brief tour and orientation of their office functions and scope of work in the region frequently hit with disaster. The group was also to visit the Cebu City DRRM Operation Center, giving the team a quick presentation of their remarkable disaster risk reduction facilities and equipments and their management strategies down to the barangays. The local government of IGaCoS annually conducted benchmarking to cities and municipalities with remarkable best practices w o r t h e mu l at i n g . T h e interactions and sharing with the leaders who personally experienced and were also victims of the calamity e ar nest ly and honest ly shared all their actual and difficult learning. The gained knowledge and understanding

could be basis for a better and realistic disaster planning of programs, projects and activities and for policy recommendations. (CIO Samal)

Evacuation... from page 6

“I am thankful to our employees because maganda ang collection natin sa ating mga markets. And this is because bawal ang magnanakaw dito sa ating lungsod. Kapag walang magnanakaw, lahat ng pondo ay mapupunta sa taumbayan at siyempre dapat ding maayos ang paggamit natin nito. These two will have to complement each other for a sound financial management,” said Fernandez. (MCA/ AMM/PIA-1, Pangasinan with reports from CIO)


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Education Young People on Ecology By: Maribeth B. Mabalo, Teacher III Laguindingan National High School Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

Education for a better life By: Jenemar B. Puyos T-III San Jose Elementary School Quezon I- District

Education is not just simply acquiring knowledge on how to read, write and solve numbers. It is a continuous process of learning that acquired in home, school, community and that individual’s experiences. Education has its own magic t hat will ne ver be perished and it will bring you for greatness. It prepares your way for a brighter future. It is the key to open doors the blessings of great opportunities and

has a good job. It is noted that we are paid for based on the skills and talents that we have. And these talents and skills were developed and nurtured through education. Education is an i nv e s t m e nt w it h b e s t interest. The time, effort and sacrifices and being invested will not be in vain but surely the interest is a better way of living. You can be what you want and live life to the fullest.



ELENA B. SUMILI, Petitioner. x---------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for judicial settlement of estate of Herminigildo Sumili filed by Elena Sumili. The petition alleges that petitioner is the daughter of Herminigildo Sumili who died intestate on 13 March 1995 in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte; that said Herminigildo Sumili left a real estate located at Poblacion, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte, covered by Tax Declaration No. 01-01529; that said Herminigildo Sumili has the following heirs: Honorata Sumili, Mauro B. Sumili, Faustino Sumili, Wynnie Balucan and Wynliel Carl Aoay; and that said Herminigildo Sumili left no debts. The petitioner prays that the above-mentioned estate be apportioned, divided and awarded to the lawful heirs. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of this case on 10 July 2015 at 8:30 A.M., during which all persons opposed to the petition may file their opposition on or before the said date to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Municipality of Bacolod and the Province of Lanao del Norte. Let a copy of this order be furnished the petitioner and her counsel, as well as the other heirs of Herminigildo Sumili mentioned in the petition.


06 March 2015, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.

Nature is God’s gift handed down to us from previous generations. We are just ste wards and it is our obligation to take care of this gift. Unfortunately, not all of us are aware of what this responsibility entails. Nor do we seem prepared to accept it. Even now, we see supposedly responsible adults do things like roll down their car windows to throw out into the streets bits of paper, fast food Styrofoam containers and cigarette butts, among others. We often complain about how adults do not seem to b e concer ne d ab out the environment and the problems of global warming, pollution, illegal logging and so on. It is a fact and a sad one. We have tried and failed to get most people to change their attitudes. So, how do we solve this environmental problem that is facing us today? Maybe we are barking up the wrong tree. If our messages do not get through their parents, why not address ourselves to the children? As in all things,

it pays to start early. And an environmental awareness campaign is no different. An obvious solution to this dilemma is to educate our young people while there is still time, and hope that when they hear this proenvironmental knowledge repeatedly, they will apply them as responsible citizens who care to and protect our fragile ecosystem. One way to do t his would be to integrate a subject on ecology which is the science which studies man’s harmonious i nt e r r e l at i o n s h i p w i t h v ar i ou s a s p e c t s of h i s environment for this maximum survival, progress and fulfillment. Ecolog y is much too important to be lumped together with other subjects. If we are really concerned about or future and that of our children. Let’s get serious about protecting our environment because by doing so we also protect ou r s e l v e s . L e t u s g i v e environment the importance it deserves.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Branch 17 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE FILE NO. 2015-131 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 filed by BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK, INC., mortgagee, with office at C.M. Recto Ave., Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, against SPS. GRACE DELA TORRE INOLINO & NORBERTO FABIANA INOLINO, mortgagors, residing at Purok 20, Zone 8, Fuentes St., Iligan City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 9, 2015, amounts TWO HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND NINETY EIGHT PESOS & 09/100 (P247,098.09), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure , the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 19, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trail Court, Branch 17, Tourism Bldg., City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency the following properties with all improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-174525 “ A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3 Block 1, Psd-10-024143, being a portion of Lot 19128-B-2, Psd-10-014190) situated in the Barrio of Tablon, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the SE., along line 1-2 by block 9., x x x . . . Containing an area of One Hundred Fifty (150) square meters, more or less.” TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-204160 “ A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 1 Block 3, Psd-10-024143, being a portion of Lot 19128-B-2, Psd-10-014190) situated in the Barrio of Tablon, City of Cagayan de Oro , Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the SW., along line 5-1 by Lot 2., x x x . . . Containing an area of Seventy Five (75) square meters, more or less.” TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-204160-A “ A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3, Block 3, Psd-10-024143, being a portion of Lot 19128-B-2, Psd-10-014190) situated in the Barrio of Tablon, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NE., along line 2-3 by Road Lot 2; ( 6.50 m. wide) ., x x x x . . . Containing an area of Seventy Five (75) square meters, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the public auction will proceed on the next working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

July 10, 2015, Cagayan de Oro City.



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

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, July 2, 2015




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

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Parojinog touted the economic benefits of the power plant, saying it has helped soften some of the opposition to the project. “It will create jobs within the city and the province of Misamis Occidental and it will help contribute to the whole electricity grid of Mindanao,” Mr. Parojinog said last Friday. I n Ap r i l , a p r o t e s t ra l ly against t he plant was held in the city by various nongovernment organizations, civil society groups and residents. The mayor said Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla informed him that President Benigno S. C. Aquino III has expressed his intent to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. The plant will be developed in two phases, the first involving two units with 100-MW capacity each, while the third 100-MW unit will be constructed a year after the initial two are completed. The first phase is targeted for completion by 2017. The estimated project cost has yet to be presented by the proponent, but a coal-fired power plant usually costs $1.5 million to $2 million per MW. The Northern Mindanao Region, where Ozamiz City is located, hosts the major power facilities for Mindanao with a combined generation capacity of more than 1,000 MW. These facilities include the government-run Agus and Pulangi hydropower complexes and Steag State Power, Inc.’s coal-fired plant.

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vouched for its durability. The Reinforced Firebricks and Blocks-Making Project was initiated by the local government unit of Villanueva in 2007 and is strongly supported by the STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI), which supplies the fly ash for the manufacture of the bricks, blocks and other materials for construction. It is funded by the LGU’s share in SPI’s electricity sales under the ER 1-94 program of the Department of Energy (DOE). Aside from reducing the carbon footprint of SPI, the Project also effectively recycles and reuses socalled “wastes” materials to make durable firebricks, hollowblocks, pavers and others — the first of its kind in the entire Philippines. Helps save the environment Fly ash is one of the largest types of waste generated in the power/electricity industry in the Philippines. It contains a toxic stew of chemicals including lead, arsenic, mercury and radioactive uranium, depending on the type of coal used. But this does not mean it cannot be reused to benefit mankind.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), beneficial uses of fly ash include serving as a raw material in bricks, blocks, concrete, grout and cement or as a fill material in stabilization projects and road beds. For EPA, “beneficial use” of waste products is defined as “the reuse in a product that provides a functional benefit, replaces a product ma d e f rom v i rg i n r aw materials, conserves natural resources and meets product specifications and industry standards. Beneficial use of waste products can contribute to a sustainable future by reducing production costs, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gasses.” “Environment-friendly gyud kining atong bricks, blocks ug uban pang mga produkto dinhi kay tungod sa fly ash gikan sa SPI menos na man ang atong ginakuha nga topsoil para sa atong bricks. Unya ang mga buak nga bricks ato gihapong gina-recycle ug ginagamit para ubang mater yales (Our bricks, blocks and other products are really environment-friendly because with the fly ash from SPI we have reduced our use of topsoil for our bricks. Also broken bricks are recycled and used in the manufacture of other materials),” Manong Elias said. Instead of dumping them in landfill, SPI delivers the fly ash to the firebricks factory located just a few meters from the power plant’s main gates. Then the workers mixed the fly ash with soil and then put them in brick molders. Manong Elias and his five workers used a 50:50 soil-fly ash ratio in making bricks. After molding the bricks, they are left to dry for 20 days before cooking them in the kiln/oven for 24 hours. Villanueva’s Project is producing an average of 2,500 bricks/day “if everything is in good running condition, including our men,” he said. “Gawas sa trabaho alang sa akong mga workers, maayo usab kini kay makatabang ta sa atong kinaiyahan (Aside from providing livelihood to our workers, this is also good as we are able to help our environment),” he added. Numerous studies showed that fly ash is also used as one of the main materials in the manufacture of ceramic tiles, glass, cement, and sintered material. In Macedonia, fly ash is being used as a soil amendment to neutralize a soil’s acidity to encourage revegetation. “Nakatabang ta og dako sa kinaiyahan kay ato mang gamiton isip sugnod ang mga bunot ug mga biya sa mga bansohan diri. Kung wala kita, ipanglabay ra man ni nila (We are helping the environment because we are using as fuel for our kiln coconut husks and other wastes from wood processing plants here. If we are not here, these will just be thrown away),” he stressed. Researchers like Henry Liu, president of the

Ecological Tech Company, found out that bricks made with fly ash are safer as it pulls minute amounts of mercury from ambient air. Studies also showed that fly ash firebricks will not have a negative impact on indoor air quality. From an environmental and economical point of view, using fly ash in firebricks and blocks-making preserves the environment, protects the health of people and saves money on raw materials. Thus, the use of fly ash contributes to preser ve resources.

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initially to and from Seoul and Busan in South Korea. Mr. Chan said the agency has been pushing for air links to South Korea since its citizens are the second largest foreign visitors to the region, next to US nationals. Region 10 recorded 40,995 foreign visitors in 2014, based on data from the National Economic and Development Authority. Laguindingan Airport is now the main gateway to Northern Mindanao, replacing the Lumbia Airport located in the regional capital Cagayan de Oro City. The airport was originally designed for international flights, but CAAP classified it as a Principal Domestic Airport Class I when it opened in June 2013. Navigational equipment for nig ht av iat ion was installed only in March this year. A contract for the expansion of the Laguindingan Airport is going up for auction, with a floor price of P14.62 billion, under the public-private partnership program as part of the bundle that includes the New Bohol (Panglao) Airport (P2.34 billion) and the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City (P40.57 billion). The airport projects involve development, operation and maintenance. In 2014, a total of 462,825 incoming passengers from 6,200 flights passed through Laguindingan Airport.

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convention halls all in one roof. We expected that to be the sunshine industry here in the next half-decade or so,” Mr. Lapid said. Parallel to that, Mayor R e y na l d o O. Paroj i no g S r. r e p o r t e d t h a t t h i s early, Robinsons Malls is currently undertaking a study to build a shopping mall and hotel in the city by 2016. “We will be granting a seven-year tax holiday to Robinsons once that will be realized,” Mr. Parojinog vowed. During his one-day visit here last Friday coinciding with the 67th Charter Day anniversary of the city, Mr.

L apid also earmarked a P25-million initial budget to construct an eco-tourism park in Ozamiz City. By tranche, the park will feature kayaking, trekking, c a mpi n g , c r u i s i n g a n d diving offshore. This, even as the P600million expansion of Labo Airport is in full swing. By the last quarter of 2016, construction of a 12-hectare terminal would be completed. Mr. Parojinog said the design of the expanded Labo Airport was matched to international standard so that it would be ready to accommodate international flights. Cu r re nt ly, t he re are 11 international airports in the country and Labo Airport is still classified as a community airport or a notch below principal domestic airport. But Parojinog pointed out that the airport still has 40-hectare property for its expansion which could be utilized as runways. With all these developments, Mr. Lapid is c on f i d e nt t hat more investors are expected in Ozamiz City which was once upon a time the seat of regional government in Northern Mindanao during the Spanish era. When the Americans took over at the turn of the last century, Ozamiz was not prioritized and Cagayan de Oro became the new economic hub.

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The dry spell keeps getting drier, making the country hotter and hotter by the day. And the rains and the floods just keep coming back to us, with no appreciable remedy in sight, causing death and destruction year in and year out, with more and more Filipinos becoming victims to these natural calamities. -ooo BIBLE READING, OBEDIENCE TO GOD, AS ANTIDOTES TO GLOBAL WA R M I NG : T he s e are desperate times indeed, because if our officials and scientists fail to find a solution, then one day soon, many of us will ourselves become victims of these environmental tragedies. Is there really nothing we can do about these? The answer is, yes, there is something that we can do, and it is to read the Bible and obey God’s commands written therein. Many have t r i e d to suppress the truth about global warming and climate ch ange t h rou g h ye ars , wanting to divert people’s attention to the fact that there


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are Biblical warnings about these weather aberrations. The Bible has accurately predicted the coming of these dry spells, scorching heat, climate change, and rains, floods, and strong winds. At this point that nothing contrived by man seems to be working against global warming, it would do well for all of us to read the Bible once again, and obey God’s commands written in its pages once again, for reading of the Bible and obedience to God’s commands are the two most potent antidotes against deadly and destructive climate change. Let’s try it now! -ooo PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to angtangingdaan or www. and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: -30-

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Kindergarten learning gets digital boost with Smart TechnoCart


usin Ludsuman Abduhalim, Principal I of Maluso Central Elementary School, couldn’t wait to show the mobile digital laboratory to his kindergarten pupils when he gets back to Basilan. Teacher Sin, as he is ca lle d by students and co-teachers, thinks that this latest initiative from undisputed leader in mobile Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) will help make learning more engaging for the young learners in his school. “Our kinder kids, who are mostly five-year-olds, are excited about using the gadgets. I’m pretty sure they will be motivated to learn with the help of technology,” he assured. Teacher Sin said even the students’ parents were amazed when they learned

that their children will get to use tablets in kindergarten school. More often than not, only students in higher grade levels or in high school get to use gadgets. Just like Teacher Sin’s stu d e nt s , k i nd e rg ar te n learners from 14 other public schools across the country will soon experience digital learning through the Smart TechnoCart, an innovative mobile digital lab orator y desig ne d to facilitate formative learning among young pupils with the use of mobile devices and applications. Each Smart TechnoCart contains 20 tablets for the use of students; a tablet, laptop and projector for the use of the teacher; Smart Bro pocket WiFi with load for connectivity; and the Smart One Campus, a learning management system to

School principals and superintendents representing the various beneficiary-schools of the Smart TechnoCart are joined by Smart executives led by Ramon R. Isberto, head of Public Affairs Group (4th from left, on stage), Darwin F. Flores, head of Community Partnerships (2nd from left); Stephanie V. Orlino, senior manager and head of education programs (2nd from right); and Marissa Mercado, Public Affairs Officer. With them are Community of Learners Foundation executive director Feny de los Angeles, and David Quitoriano of startup developer, OrangeFix, which developed the Batibot mobile app.

help administrators and teachers track and measure their students’ academic

performance. Its compact and portable design makes it easy for the teacher to transfer the laboratory from one classroom to another. To help schools optimize the use of the Smart TechnoCart, teachers are also given training on tablet basics. They are also provided t r a i n i n g on c h i l d a n d curriculum development by the Community of Learners Foundation (COLF). The Smart TechnoCart tablets are pre-loaded with the Batibot mobile app, the first localized mobile app aligned with the Kindergarten curriculum based on the hugely popular children’s television show. Developed with COLF and startup partner OrangeFix, t h e m obi l e app m a ke s available educational content from the TV show into the mobile device for mobility and accessibility. Just like the TV show, the Batibot app is also in Filipino. “The Smart TechnoCart is a mobile laboratory designed to address the need of young students for interactive and engaging learning tools to help them better grasp basic concepts. It does make for smarter learning,” said Ramon R. Isberto, head of Public Affairs at Smart. The other public kindergarten schools identified by the Department of Education School Divisions as initial beneficiaries are: Batu-Batu Central Elementary School, Datu Halun Laborator y Elementar y School, and Yusop Dais Elementar y School from Tawi-Tawi; Calasiao Central School, and Mangatarem Central

S ch o ol i n Pang a s i n an ; Bacacay East Central School, and Polangui South Central S chool in Albay ; TipoTipo Central Elementary School of Basilan; Antonio L. Jayme E lement ar y S cho ol, E duc at ion and Training Center School II, and Rodolfo A. Medel Sr. Elementary School of Bacolod; Banilad Elementary School, and Regino Mercado Elementary School of Cebu; and Parañaque C entral Elementary School for Metro Manila. “The Smart TechnoCart is perfect for millennials. That’s how kids consume their content now—they learn using their tablets and smart phones. I have a nephew who, when he was two years old, can already navigate the tablet, and he couldn’t even talk yet! Children who saw a tablet for the f irst time were able to open it within 5 seconds without help. It comes naturally to them,” said Stephanie V. Orlino, senior manager and head of education programs at Smart Public Affairs. Bringing back Filipino kids to Filipino Equally important is the push for Filipino content that is aligned with the kindergarten curriculum. “What makes the Smart TechnoCart unique is we d i d n’t stop w it h t he s e de v ices. We de velop e d the first localized mobile application aligned with the kindergarten curriculum, which is Batibot. This is our contribution to help promote literacy, using the mother tongue, among young students,” added Orlino.

The Batibot app features beloved characters like Manang B ola. The interac t ive e ducat ional application teaches kids letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. The app also engages them in children’s stories and sing-along videoke. In 2013, Smart commissioned a study on the effectiveness of tablets as tools for learning in kindergarten. Study showed that students introduced to tablets improved far greater than those without tablets. “When kids learn letters and numbers, the kids need to see it, hear it, and touch it. The students can do all these with tablets,” Orlino added. Last year, Smart started training teachers of public elementary schools on how to maximize tablets for teaching and learning under the Tablet 101 initiative. During the one-day training course, the teachers learned how to cre ate widgets, maximize battery life, how to use the privacy settings, the learning mobile apps they could use, and how to get these from the Google Play Store or the Apps Store, for Android, and iOS devices, respectively. Smar t, through its LearnSmar t program, has implemented various initiatives aimed at enhancing Philippine education across the learning stages. To know more about Smart’s education initiatives, and how you can help other kindergarten schools have their own Smart TechnoCart, click on www.

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