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Rubber dev’t ZAMBOANGA City – Platinum Rubber Development Corp. Chief Executive Officer Engr. Alfonso Jack Fran Sandique told rubber farmers in region 9 to invest on modern farming technology to ensure a better return of their investments. Speaking during the recent Investment Opportunity Seminar on Modern Rubber Production organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Engr. Sandique said he has seen personally that rubber growers in the region still use traditional technologies for production. “This led to the very low yield per hectare and very poor quality of rubber produced. This would definitely not pass in international standards,” Sandique stressed. He also pointed out that the use of antiquated technology is the main culprit why the country has the lowest output among ASEAN countries, contributing only 3% to the global natural rubber output.

Canning industry ZAMBOANGA City -– The local sardine canning industry is ready for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration in 2015. This was announced by Permex Producer and Exporter Corporation manager Edgar Lim, citing that the local canneries comply with the international food safety standards. Lim was formerly the president of the Industrial Group of Zamboanga, Incorporated (IGZI) and at present sits as one of the two employers’ representatives at the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). “As far as the canning industry is concerned, I would say we are competitive,” Lim said citing that several of the local canneries are also Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) accredited.


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2013 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards:

BusinessWeek Mindanao named as 2013 Best in Business and Economy Reporting BUSINESSWEEK MINDANAO joined the rank as among the country’s best community newspapers as it bagged the title as the Best in Business and Economy Reporting in the 18th edition of the Civic Journalism Community Press Awards given by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) held Thursday last week (May 1) at The Traders Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The annual search aims to recognize outstanding journalism among community ne w sp ap e rs a c ro ss t he country. Although BusinessWeek Mindanao has just entered

competition as a first timer after having been recognized by the PPI as a regular member only two years back, the paper’s thrusts of putting premium to stories that affect the economic life of the local community in particular and of the entire Mindanao as a whole have earned the nod of the panel of judges. R e c o g n i z i n g BusinessWeek’s immense contribution in covering every developments in almost all sectors of the business community, the citation reads: “BUSINESS WEEK M I N DA NAO’s r e g u l a r awards/PAGE 7

BusinessWeek Mindanao editor-in-chief Nelson Constantino (3rd from right) holding the Best in Business and Economy Reporting trophy during the Civic Journalism Community Press Awards, May 1, 2014 under the auspices of the Philippine Press Institute at Trader’s Hotel. Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos (6th from right) graced the occasion as keynote speaker.

Delinquent power coops blamed for supply cut D


AVAO City – As Mindanao is currently facing power supply problem, this bleak situation has been exacerbated by the delinquency of some electric cooperatives in paying their obligations to the power suppliers. This was one of the issues cited by Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro III of the Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA) when he spoke on Mindanao’s power situation during the 9th media summit on climate change held here recently. Although he did not mention the electric cooperatives heavily indebted to power suppliers,

Montenegro said that most of them are in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). “One of them has P6 billion in debts,” he disclosed. “Since the power supplier, by law, cannot just cut the supply for these cooperatives despite their huge debts, their power allocation is instead reduced. That explains why supply/PAGE 7

Spanish-era brick-making kiln found in MisOr town By FROILAN GALLARDO, MindaNews

ALUBIJID, Misamis Oriental — Archeologists have started excavating a Spanish-era brick-making kiln in a site in this town where residents used to dump garbage. The kiln, measuring around three meters and located beside a hill near

the town poblacion, is a “major archeological find”, according to University of the Philippines senior lecturer Lee Anthony Neri. “This is the only brickmaking oven of its kind left in Misamis Oriental. That we have found the oven

SPANISH BRICK. Prof. Pauline Basilia of the University of the Philippines takes out a pail of dirt from the Spanish brick making kiln archeological site in Alubijid town, Misamis Oriental. The kiln locally known as “hurnal” was built in 1890 and supplied bricks to churches in Misamis Oriental and as far away as Bohol. mindanews photo by froilan gallardo

still intact though in fragile condition is a major find,” Neri said. He said the kiln was built by Jesuit lay brother Juan Costa probably in 1890 before construction of the Holy Cross Church in Alubijid town started. He said bricks from the oven were also sent to nearby Our Lady of the Snows parish church in El Salvador town and faraway Baclayon Church in Bohol. “During the Spanish colonial period, church makers built brickmaking ovens before any construction was started. Technically that is very sound because you need a steady supply of bricks,” he explained. Neri said Brother Costa, a noted Jesuit brick maker, built five ovens for the churches in the towns of bricks/PAGE 7

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It is known that we are now living with the Generation X or Y kind of learners. And

the question right now is, how equipped are teachers of today having this kind of

learners? And are teachers willing to be equipped to keep tract of today’s generation? Teacher’s belief plays the greatest impact in the teaching-learning process in the classroom and in the life of her learners. If ones belief is rooted in the traditional way of teaching, the chalk-talk

and not willing to embrace the new challenge and be professionally developed, Expect to have a half-baked learning. Teachers are born and live with different belief system and that belief system greatly affects of his/her perspective in life. Ones

p ersp ective, if broader enough, would greatly help one to take the challenge of becomingprofessionally developed. Adopting changes in e ducat ional system, embracing good practices in the teaching-learning process, keeps learning and studying new ideas, strategies

and approaches to teaching are good indicators of their willingness to be developed professionally. It’s a MUST to all the teachers to reconstruct ones beliefs / assumptions, embrace the cooperative learning approach of bantug/PAGE 6

It takes two to tango ACCOUNTABILITY OF SCHOOL HEADS IN TRANSPARENCY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE By Elizer O. Teruel School Head Dansolihon National High School

The city mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, HON. OSCAR “OCA” S. MORENO and the Schools Division Superintendent, ELENA M. BORCILLO, CESO VI vowed with humility to serve the community stakeholders, the Cagayanons, the most privileged beneficiaries

of the various projects for the betterment of the city’s educational system. Madame Borcillo together with her Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Reynaldo E. Manuel Jr. and City Mayor Oca S. Moreno are now taking teruel/PAGE 6

By Roel R. Lamberte

Republic Act # 9155 section 4 defines School Head as a person responsible for the administrative and instructional supervision of the school or cluster of schools. August 5, 2013 is the date of effectivity of my first assignment as a school head of one of the schools in the division of Cagayan de Oro City. My first time experience brought me big challenge. If your little child has an imaginary friend, some schools has their imaginary students/pupils too. It is my impression that the number of enrollees reported to the Planning

Office of the Division Office is the reflection of the actual number of students/pupils in the school, including those who moved out and those who stop coming to school. Only to find out that reports/data were bloated out for unimaginable reason, increased MOOE allocation. According to the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of the division of Cagayan de Oro City, REYNALDO E. MANUEL JR.,” this is another form of corruption and has to be stopped”. Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) lamberte/PAGE 6

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Major oil retailers bag deals to supply diesel fuel to state plants TWO of the country’s biggest oil retailers have bagged contracts to supply and deliver industrial diesel oil to fuel six state-owned power facilities. In separate notices of award posted on its Web site, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management C or p. (PSALM) named Petron Corp. and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. as the winning bidders for fuel requirements for this year. The auction took place last March 18 and the notices of award were issued last April 23, according to PSALM. Pilipinas Shell’s contract involves P1.232 billion worth of 30 million liters of oil for Ilijan natural gas power plant in Batangas City. The 1,200-megawatt (MW) Ilijan plant is being managed by SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. under an independent power producer administrator contract with PSALM. The plant consists of two units with 600-MW capacity each and is fueled by natural gas coming from Malampaya gas field located in waters northwest of Palawan. The power plant, however, uses diesel as alternative fuel. Meanwhile, Petron won the bidding for the remaining five power facilities with the following offers:

• P18.946 million for 460,000 liters to fuel the Naga power plant complex; • P11.738 million for 275,000 liters to fuel power barge 101; • P15.901 million for 380,000 liters for power barge 104; • P3.831 million for 90,000 liters for Southern Philippines Power Corp. (SPPC); and • P1.214 million for 27,570 liters for Western Mindanao Power Corp. (WMPC). SPC Power Corp. operates the 153.1-MW Naga power complex in Cebu under an extended operation and maintenance service contract. PSALM last month named Aboitiz-owned Therma Power Visayas, Inc. as the highest bidder for privatization of the facility, but turnover of the asset is still under postbidding evaluation. The power plant complex consists of three power plants: the coal-fired Cebu thermal power plants 1 and 2, with installed capacities of 52.5 MW and 56.8 MW, respectively; and 43.8-MW Cebu diesel power plant, consisting of six 7.3-MW diesel-fed units. Meanwhile, power barges 101 and 104 -- with capacity of 32-MW each -- are owned and operated by National diesel/PAGE 6

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Davao coal mining operations endorsed LISTED Coal Asia Holdings, Inc. has secured state endorsement for its mining operations in Davao Oriental, the firm said in its disclosure last week. Coal Asia said it reported its resource estimates within its coal operating contact (COC) to the Energy department, which in turn endorsed the project to the Department of Environment and Natural Res ources

(DENR) for the Environment C ompliance C ertificate (ECC) issuance. “Wit h t h e c omp any having complied with all prescribed requirements in its filing the application for the issuance of the… ECC… at the… DENR, it is now only awaiting the release of the signed document in order to proceed with the actual coal mining activities,” the company said.

Other preparations for the start of coal mining operations have also moved forward. The company said it has finished a comprehensive drilling program for three out of the 10 coalbearing basins within its 7,000-hectare concession area. It has also developed mine access roads; base camp facilities such as warehouse, mine office, and laboratory; as well as jetty port for ship

loading of coal. It cited that the projected overall demand for coal in Mindanao is seen to reach about 5 million metric tons (MT) annually by 2016. In the Visayas, coal requirements are seen to reach 3 million MT annually. “This is a clear indication of the vast market potential for indigenous coal which the company intend to provide to its clientele,” the company said.

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund invests in Century Tuna maker SINGAPORE’S sovereign wealth fund has invested in Century Canning Corp ahead of the listing of the latter’s subsidiary, Century Pacific Food Inc. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, C entur y Pacific said Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC), through its private equity arm, and CCC entered into an exchangeable loan agreement

amounting to P3.4 billion. The debt carries an interest rate of five percent. CCC will use the proceeds to finance the expansion of existing subsidiaries including but not limited to Century Pacific, possible acquisitions and entry into new businesses, and other general corporate purposes. The deal runs for a year but may be extended by both invest/PAGE 6

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Lifelong Pleasures


hink a minute…A father was outside with his son when he saw two geese. Wanting to teach his son about true love and faithfulness, he said: “You know, son, geese mate for life.” His son looked concerned and asked: “Don’t they do anything else, Dad?” One of God’s greatest gifts to us is sex. But like everything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use it. So since God invented sex, He’s the One who knows the correct purpose for it. This is why we need to understand His plan for this lifelong pleasure. First, sex produces life itself. The fact that through this simple act of love other human beings are born with souls that live forever is both awesome and scary! In this way, sex is the greatest power we humans possess—so we must be very careful to use it correctly or we’ll destroy not just our life but many other lives, even generations after us. Secondly, sex is personal. No one is just a body. God made us in His likeness with a mind, emotions, and soul. So the act of sex is not just physical. Just using someone’s body to give you physical pleasure and satisfaction is what animals do. A recent study in a certain Pacific country showed that each


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person had an average of 57 different sex partners during their lifetime. That is not God’s plan and purpose for sex. Real, satisfying sex is expressing your deepest love to the one person in the world whom you’ve chosen to responsibly live with every day of your life. Third, sex is permanent. God’s plan for sex is not just a one-night stand, but a pleasure for a lifetime. It only makes sense that through the years of love and intimacy, the pleasure just gets better with your wife or husband because you get to know each other much better. As the saying goes: “Love is like wine: it gets better with age.” Love just grows deeper as you grow together through both the good times and the bad. That’s the only kind of love that satisfies and lasts. hurst/PAGE 7

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RP Now Off The “Pirate List”


oi n c i d i ng w it h t h e visit of US President Barack Obama, the Office of the United States Trade Repres ent at ive (USTR) announced the removal of the Philippines from the Special 301 Watch List. The watch list identifies countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access for persons that rely on intellectual property protection. Common types of intellectual property rights (IPR) include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions, trade secrets. Common examples of IPR violations are the sale of pirated CDs, software and fake name-brand wearing apparel, shoes, bags and other accessories. In Indonesia, for

example, a top military brass even flaunts his collection of fake watches. The Philippines’ removal from the list is certainly welcome news, considering that the Philippines first appeared on the watch list in 1989 and had been on it continuously since 1994. The delisting also comes on the heels of the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. The USTR noted “s i g n i f i c ant l e g i s l at ive and regulator y reforms to enhance the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the Philippines” as well as “laudable civil and administrative enforcement gains.” USTR has created a “Priority Watch List” (for more serious violations) and “Watch List” (for serious violations) under the Special 301 provisions.

Continuous inclusion in either list could have a negative impact on foreign investment decisions in the countries in question. It can also result in the elimination of tariff preferences or the imposition of trade sanctions. In 2001, for example, the US imposed on Ukraine prohibitive tariff on metals, footwear and other imports because of Ukraine’s failure to enact legislation to enforce copyright in relation to music CDs. According to Intellectual Prop er ty Of f ice of t he Philippines (IPOPHL) Director-General Ricardo R. Blancaflor, the country’s removal “reflects a vibrant rule of law where foreign trading partners can feel secure in doing business in the country.” He attributes the removal to a “holistic approach” in curbing piracy and fighting counterfeits. Blancaflor acknowledges,


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however, that more still needs to be done especially in raising the public awareness level (currently at 54%) on the need to protect intellectual property rights. With the cooperation of all stakeholders, especially the LGUs, Blancaflor is targeting a 100 per cent public awareness level by next year. For feedback: Please email us at totingbunye2000@

EDCA’s “Sell-Out” Provision


IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask---we know that we have what we asked of him…” (1 John 5:14-15, the Holy Bible). -ooo EDCA’S “SELL-OUT” PROVISIONS: As the Senate prepares to investigate t he E n hanc e d D e fe ns e Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States, it would do well for it to look into some specific provisions which, I believe, would turn out to be a “sellout” in favor of Americans, to the overall damage and prejudice of Filipinos. We will be reading these “sell-out” provisions here

in this column in the next few days but, the first of these is found in EDCA’s Preamble, where adherence to a peaceful solution to “any international disputes in which (the US and the Philippines) maybe involved” is stressed, in accordance with the provisions of the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951. This to me is a “sell-out” because, from that Preamble, t he re i s ab s olutely no guarantee of any immediate US assistance or retaliatory action if the Philippines is attacked, even if EDCA already authorized the use by US forces of Philippine military camps and bases anywhere in the country. Why did we give out our camps and bases (called as “Agreed Locations” by EDCA) if the US is not going to come to our rescue right away?

-ooo RP CAMPS & BASES TO BE USED BY U.S. FREE OF CHARGE: The second “sellout” provision in EDCA is found in its Section 3, Art. III, where it is provided: “Given the mutuality of benefits (under the EDCA), the Parties agree that the Philippines shall make Agreed Locations available to the United States without rental or similar costs.” This is of course preposterous because, in all its 12 articles, EDCA appears to have given no tangible benefit at all in favor of our country and our people. Why should we not collect rent or any other similar payment from the US when it is clear that it is making full and exclusive use of our military camps and bases, to the exclusion even of our

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own military authorities? Then, EDCA exempts the United States f rom the payment of any taxes or similar charges for its use of water, electricity, and other public utilities, which all of us, Filipinos, are required to pay under regular monthly billings. What is even inexplicable batas/PAGE 5

The Art Of Passing Unnoticed


ne of the mysterious aspects of the behavior of Christ was His constant insistence not to be known as some kind of wonder-worker or superhero every time He performed a miracle. He had a kind of obsession to pass unnoticed. This behavior somehow contrasted with His open desire to be known and considered by as many people as possible as the Son of God, the Redeemer of mankind. On one hand, he would always tell the beneficiaries of His miracles not to broadcast what He did. Rather He would instruct them to simply go to the priest and report what happened. When, out of extreme gratitude, these beneficiaries offered to join Him in His journeys, He would tell them

to go back home instead. When the hungry people, who were fed to satiety with just a few loaves and fish, wanted to make Him king, Christ quickly withdrew to a mountain. Even after His resurrection, when He was supposed to be in a glorious state, those to whom He showed himself did not recognize Him at first. He appeared like anybody else. He obviously did not like to impress and overwhelm people just for the sake of impressing and overwhelming them. But on the other hand, He would also insist, especially to the unbelieving leading Jews at that time, that He was the Son of God. He would, in fact, cite to them the many miracles he did to show to them that He was not merely

human. He was and is God. This contrasting behavior obviously baffles us. Why does He want to hide His divinity to some people and affirm it to others? I believe the answer lies in the fact that Christ wants to be known both as God and man, and as our Redeemer, not out of idle curiosity or for merely practical purposes, but really out of faith. Our problem often is that our belief in Christ is often corrupted by merely human motives. It’s not faith, but some mixture of idle curiosity and other practical purposes that make us follow Him. And when these idle curiosity and practical purposes would already have their fill, or worse, are not met as expected, then that belief in Christ falls




By Fr. Roy Cimagala

apart. The apostles themselves were not exempt from this phenomenon. Many times, Christ would lament over their lack of faith. Same with the crowd. Those who welcomed Him at His entry to Jerusalem were also those who shouted, “Crucify him” a little later. cimagala/PAGE 7

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here is that, these taxes and similar charges that the US should be paying for its water and electric consumption are to be paid by the Philippines instead, through our taxes, of course. -ooo US SOLELY FAVORED BY EDCA: What is more, under its Section 2, Art. VII, EDCA provides that the Philippines shall allow the US to use the country’s radio spectrum and to operate its own telecommunications system, to enable it to install communication linkages, again free of charge. Then, ins ofar as the cont rol and us e of t he

Filipino camps and bases where the US will conduct its operations, it is clear likewise that, under Section 3 of EDCA’s Art. VI, US forces have been granted “all rights and authorities within Agreed Locations that are necessary for their op e r at i on a l c ont ro l or defense, including taking appropriate measures to protect United States forces and United States contractors…” F i n a l l y, i n p u t t i n g up buildings and other improvements in the Filipino camps and bases f o r t h e u s e o f Un i t e d States forces, the US has the right to pick its own US contractors. And when the time comes for the US


to leave those camps and bases, there is a provision that the US may require the Philippines to pay for those buildings and other improvements. Indeed, the US is heavily---or even solely---favored by EDCA. -ooo REMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m.; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.

MISAMIS ORENTAL – In celebration of the women’s month, Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez and Provincial Board Member Bing F. Dumadag, assisted by Provincial Jail Warden Dominador G. Tagarda, visited the lady inmates of Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail last March 31, 2014. Board Member Dumadag sponsored a sports fest and parlor games to honor the women inside the jail and encourage them to develop themselves despite their situation. Board Member Dumadag is the Chairman of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations while Vice Governor Pelaez is the Chairman of the Committee on Peace and Order, Public Safety, Police, and Jail Matters of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Fast learning made possible through MTB-MLE By Elsa B. Tahud North City Central School Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City

L ang u age is t he ke y to communicate. Through it, interaction is possible and understanding is simply attainable in schools. In the classroom setting, proper use of language matters most. A teacher must pronounce it in standard way and use it approriately. Through doing so, teacher’s delivery of lessons would be successful. In response to this student problem, the education department has created Mother TongueB as e d Mu lt i l i ng u ist i c Education. It is a program that uses mother-tongue language in conducting classes for earlier levels of education, specifically grades one, two and three. MTB-MLE is a great help to the learning process to the students for it is their first language learned and using it, understanding subject matters is attainable. Mother-tongue is a also the best tool in learning other languages such as English and Filipino which are mostly used in higher levels of schooling. Language problems in classrooms are often ignored for so many years, reason why many graders can hardly speak t h e i r s e c on d l an g u a g e , resulting a slow learning de velopment. Howe ver, MTB-MLE made fast learning possible.


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Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano pins a medal on police awardees of the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division- Police Regional Office 10 for their outstanding investigative works which resulted to seizure of illegal drugs, arrest of pushers and users, arrest of violators of R.A. 9262 or the Anti-violence against women and their children act of 2004, and most wanted persons in the region. Governor Emano pledges to gift P5, 000.00 each awardee; twoof whom are from the province.

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teaching which employs collaborative learning among the learners, adopt new trend of teaching engaging to cooperative learning, know and understand varied activities with various skills to be learned, apply appropriate structures to what is needed and create a more meaningful instructional activities. With all of this, learners will also become more conscious of the values of accountability of his/her own learning and to his peer, thus, helping them develop their social skills as well. Engaging this great shift of belief, its reconstruction and adaptation gearing toward the realization of teaching what’s best suited to the diverse learning styles of the learners is most crucial to all, anticipation of its risk is important so teachers should know how to handle its future effect. Social conflicts may arise along the process, but then again its part of the teachinglearning process and cannot be escaped on, learn from it, adjust and work it out. REMEMBER, that there is no such thing as perfect methods and approach to teaching; instead it’s a matter of choosing WHAT WORKS BEST of achieving a quality and best results of learning for the holistic development of the children and to you.

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their steps to fast track the constructions of school buildings, procurement of school facilities and other education-related projects which soon be used by the students both elementary and secondary. Mayor Moreno aimed to finish the projects within his term as his legacy to the

students and stakeholders of the city which eventually made Ma’amBorcillo and Sir Manuel and the Division of Cagayan de Oro happy because the immediate needs for school buildings are at hand due to the implementation of K to 12 Curriculum which started last School Year 2012- 2013. To mention some of the on-going construction of new buildings are inBalulang National High School and Macasandig NHS, and Bonbon NHS. Eventually Dansolihon National High School,Tumpagon NHS, City High School, Agusan National High School, Tablon NHS, Gusa NHS and many other schools will be given new school site based on needs. In addition, the City Mayor promised to give more buildings and rooms for the students as he found that almost all of the schools are very congested, which became a contributing factors to poor students’ performance. Moreover, the whole Division of Cagayan de Oro City with the leadership of Ma’am Elena M. Borcillo and Sir Reynaldo Manuel is really blessed with the support of the City Mayor. As remembered, Mayor Oca’s mother was a teacher, the very reason why he has that big and kind heart for the teachers, students, parents and the entire educational system as well. Definitely, the two leaders are taking their steps for the success of these projects. Indeed, it really takes two to tango!

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allocation in each school is proportionate to the number of learners. The more students/pupils, the more MOOE allocation. Un d e r s t a n d i n g t h e promotion and adherence of the leadership of DepED – Cagayan de Oro City Division

to the ideals of Transparency and Good Governance, we, together with all the teachers of the school, relay the matter to the Schools Division Superintendent, ELENA M, BORCILLO, CESO VI, for her information and appropriate action. Cagayan de Oro City must be very lucky and thankful for having these new breed of leaders in our division. Superintendent Elena M. Borcillo showed expressions of amazement and dismay over this matter. Right there and then, she issued an order to investigate the matter. She wants these to be stopped. Together with her Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Reynaldo E. Manuel Jr., they have long been calling for reforms in the division of Cagayan de Oro City. Stop all forms of corruption, Transparency and Good Governance is everybody’s responsibility.

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parties. GIC has the option to exchange both the principal and all accrued interest into 245.5 million issued and outstanding shares of Century Pacific at a conversion price equivalent to the Century Tuna maker’s initial public offering (IPO) price of P13.75 per share. Should the exchange option be exercised, GIC will own approximately 11 percent of Century Pacific. It will not dilute the stake of the food manufacturer’s public investors because the conversion shares will be transferred from existing shares owned by CCC. GIC’s partnership with CCC, and its possible entry in Century Pacific, may be considered a vote of confidence in the Philippine tuna canner and the Philippine economy’s

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH Judicial Region Branch 16,Tangub City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT AND EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF-2014-001 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118 filed by Rural Bank of Tangub City INC., against Sps. Ocat and Ramonita R. Ocat to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 12,2014 amounts to Two Hundred Twenty Thousand One Hundred Seventy Two Pesos Only (Php 220,172.00) excluding interest, attorneys fees, and other lawful fees for the service of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on May 16,2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Br. 16,Tangub City, to the highest bidder in cash, Philippine Currency the herein mortgage properties to wit: TD. NO. 96778 persently covered by TD.No. 98956 TCT No. T-1206 A parcel of Land (Lot 16668-D-1-C-1, Psd-10-0333897 being a portion of Lot 16668-D-1-C, Psd-10-033682) situated in the barrio of Cabangcalan (Now Isidro D. Tan) City of Tangub, Province of Misamis Occidental,Island of Mindanao.Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot. 382 Cad. 271, on the NE., along line 2-3 by road lot on the SE., along Line 3-4 by road Lot., 16668-D-1-C-11 and on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot. 16668-D-1-C-4, all the subdivision plan Psd-10-033897). Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED SIX (506) Square Meters more of less. Assessed at P 23,280.00 as per Tax Declaration No. 96778.Covered by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-1206. Registered in the name of the mortgagors in accordance with the provision of the Land Registration Act and duly registered in the Land Registry of the City of Tangub. TD No. 52533 presently covered by TD No., 98958 A parcel of residential land and all improvements thereon; situated in the barrio of Brgy. V. Tangub City, bounded on the North by Lot 010,012,013; on the South by Lot No. 17; on the East by Lot. 013 and on the West by Lot No. 016. Containing an area of One Hundred Twenty Five and Twenty Four (125.24) square meters more or less. Assessed at 4,010 as per Tax Declaration No. 52533. That the mortgagors are in continuous, uninterrupted and in actual possession of the said property, boundaries of which are marked with cemented posts which are planted in the corners thereof. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time, date and place auction sale. In the event that the public auction should not take place on said date or there is only one bidder, it shall be held on May 21, 2014 at the same time & place without further notice. Bidders are enjoined to investigate for themselves any encumbrance on the herein properties if any there be. March 17, 2014, at Tangub City, Philippines.

strong fundamentals. GIC is among the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds with assets under management of well over $100 billion. It was set up in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign reserves. “ We a re p l e a s e d t o have a world class investor such as GIC as one of our s t a k e h o l d e r s . We l o o k for ward to a long term, value-creating partnership with them. The financing provided by this transaction will allow us to support our various businesses, including Century Pacific Food Inc, as well as take advantage of opportunities that arise from our fast growing economy,” said CCC president and chief executive officer Christopher Po. Apart from Century Tuna, the company’s brands include 555 Sardines, Argentina Corned Beef, Swift, Angel and Birch Tree.

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Power Corp. SPC in October last year topped the bidding for the privatization of the power barge 101 in Iloilo City, but turnover of the facility has yet to take place. Power barge 104, currently moored in Davao City, will be auctioned off anew by PSALM after a failed bidding last October. Meanwhile, SPPC operates the 55-MW diesel-fired plant located in Sarangani province, while WMPC operates the 100MW diesel-fired power plant in Zamboanga City. Both of the facilities are under an 18year agreement with PSALM that will lapse in May 2016 and December 2015, respectively. PSALM is mandated under Republic Act No. 9136, or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, to procure fuel requirements of all government owned power facilities while awaiting their privatization.


PROC. TC-2014-001

CLAUDY VHAN CANDIA DADIVAS, Petitioner, -versusTHE MUNICIPAL REGISTRAR OF BONIFACIO, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, Respondent, x---------------------------------------------/ NOTICE OF HEARING


WHEREAS, after alleging certain facts in a verified petition filed on February 26, 2014, petitioner prayer that after notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued directing the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental, to make the necessary correction and/or changes in her record of birth, wit: That the entries on the date and place of marriage of parents at Entry No. 18. Of the petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth which says” October 20,1994-Digos Davao Del Norte” to “ 27 May 1996-Pisa-an, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental”. WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be due form and substance, the hearing of the same is hereby set on May 23,2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this Court at which date, time , and place, any person may appear and show cause why said petition should not be granted. The Sheriff of this Court is hereby ordered to post copies of this Notice in four (4) conspicuous public places, preferably in the Bulletin Board of this Court, the City Hall of Tangub City, the Barangay Hall of Pisaan,Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental and the Barangay Hall of EMB Homes,Labangal,General Santos City. Moreover, let a copy of this petition and notice be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Misamis Occidental, all at the expense of the petitioner, for the information and guidance of all concerned. Also, let a copy of this petition and notice be furnished the petitioner, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Municipal Civil Registrar of Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. Any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose corrections is sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last date of publication of such notice, file its opposition thereto. WITNESS, the Honorable SYLVIA A. SINGIDAS-MACHACON. Presiding Judge, this 10th day of March,2014.


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Lindsay Ares said. Ares said in 2005, a group of treasure hunters even tried to dig a tunnel at the site thinking there was gold underneath. He said they came to realize its historical significance when the team from UP Archeological Studies Program led by Neri appraised the local government of its existence in 2007. He said the town government immediately sealed off the area to preserve it until a full excavation could be made at the site. “After the excavation, we plan to develop this site as part of our historical heritage and intend to develop this as a tourism spot,” he said.

from page 1 Balingasag, Jasaan, Tagoloan and El Salvador. None of these survived except this oven in Alubijid, he said. Historian A. Paulita Roa said Costa was a close friend of Dr. Jose Rizal and helped the national hero in some surveying work when he was exiled in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. Roa said Costa, a native of Barcelona, Spain was sent to Northern Mindanao to supervise the construction of churches along the coast of Misamis Oriental. Long forgotten, Alubijid residents never knew the historical significance of the Spanish kiln although the place was always known as “Hornal”, the Visayan word for oven or furnace. The site itself, located beside a hill where the modern Holy Cross parish church stands, was turned into a garbage dump and was nearly destroyed when bulldozers cut their way through its entrance during a road-widening work. 01hurnal2Prof. Pauline Basilia of the University of the Philippines takes out a pail of dirt from the Spanish brick making kiln archeological site in Alubijid town, Misamis Oriental on May 1, 2014. “My father and other older residents used to call this place Hornal. We never knew there is a Spanish brickmaking oven here. We never knew,” town official Tristan




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they have longer brownouts.” On t he ot her hand, Montenegro said “the power situation in Mindanao is expected to improve only until 2015 when committed projects come on stream.” He, however, expressed hope that the 500-megawatt power demand in the island will be met by 2016. “Because of high demand (for electricity) in Mindanao, several investors are set to come,” Montenegro added. In addition to hydropower plants, coal and diesel power plants will also be built to address the power problem in the area, the MINDA official stressed. For now Mindanaoans are left with no other option but to bear with the daily rotating brownouts. from page 4

If you haven’t been using sex the way it’s made to be enjoyed as a lifelong pleasure that’s productive, personal, and permanent, you can ask Jesus to forgive you. Then ask Him to change you and help you to control and use your sexual desires rightly, so you’ll learn to enjoy this gift from God with the one you love for a lifetime. Just Think a Minute…

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Christ wants us to approach him with faith. He wants us to consider the spiritual and supernatural character of his life that should also be reflected in ours. He does not want us to get stuck with his merely material, natural and human aspects. Not that these material, natural and human aspects are bad or are a hindrance in our proper attitude toward Christ. They are important and indispensable, but they should conduct us to, not prevent us from knowing His real nature and role He plays for us. These aspects should in fact help us to enter into the very life of Christ who is both God and man. But given our wounded human condition, prone to see only the partial and the immediate and to miss the whole picture, Christ must have been playing it discreet when performing those marvelous miracles of His. He was careful His work nourished the faith of the people, and not just met their immediate needs. This should also be a lesson for all of us to follow. In all our thoughts, words and actuations, we should see to it that we feed our faith, that we are led to God, that in the end we manage to live true charity that includes all the other virtues. We should do our best to avoid getting hijacked in the purely material or practical aspects of our life. We should imitate Christ in His discretion and restraint, in his art of passing of unnoticed, in His effort to avoid grabbing unnecessary and dangerous attention from others, by seeing to it that our thoughts, words and deeds truly lead others to God, and not simply to us. At best, we should simply be conductors to bring others to Christ. We should avoid making ourselves something like idols, objects of interest. The ideal situation would be that all who see us should see Christ, as He himself said it clearly to His apostles, then to us. We have to learn to pass unnoticed while doing things that would lead others to Christ!

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SurSur tourism industry starts to work wonders TANDAG CITY – The tourist spots in Surigao del Sur are getting a fair share in booking, especially in domestic tourists, according to Governor Johnny Pimentel. In fact, he said that on May 14, two prominent delegations comprised of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) top hierarchy on the

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T MOA Signing: Signatories and principals of the MOA Signing for FICCO Foundation's support to the scouting movement pose for posterity: Left to right (sitting): Narcisius Tan (Vice Chair, CDO BSP Council); Rudy Guligado (Council Executive, BSP CDO Council); Myrna Mootomull (Council President, GSP MisOr Council); Minda Briones (Program Commissioner, GSP MisOr Council). Standing L-R: MisOr Vice Gov Joey Pelaez: Bernardito Capagngan (Principal, Indahag National HS); Dr. Anselmo B. Mercado, Chairman, FICCO Foundation; and Edgardo Micayabas, CEO FICCO. Photo by Mike Baños, NPN

Misamis Oriental Vice Governor & BSP-Misamis Oriental Council Chairman Joey Pelaez poses for posterity with boy and girl scouts from the Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental BSP Councils during the occasion of the MOA signing between FICCO Foundaton and the two councils which provides for financial support for the activities of 520 boys and girls in the scouting movement in the two areas. Photo by Mike Baños, NPN

A chartered boat voyages into the Naked Island during Good Friday which is part of the 24 islands in the Britannia Group of Islands in Surigao Del Sur. Photo by GLENN PALACIO

he Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) is still open for the submission of nominees for 6th RAFI Triennial Awards. The submission of nominees has been extended till May 31st to cater more nominees for a comprehensive search for dedicated individuals and institutions in serving the public. Held every three years, the RAFI Triennial Awards gives recognition to individuals and institutions that made exemplary service to the community and changed the lives of the many. The Don Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual is for every Filipino citizen, aged 30 above, who showed real dedication in public service. The Don Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution is for government, non-government, civic or people’s organizations, which have been established for three years, who are comprehensive and brought responsible development to the community. The nominees will undergo an extensive screening process, which will start when individuals and institutions are slated for nomination. Self-nomination is discouraged. A search committee composed of representatives from the media, academia, business groups, and people’s organizations or nongovernment organizations, leads the short listing of nominees and

selection of finalists, before the RAFI Board of Trustees selects the awardees. Winners of each award category will be given a trophy, cash prize of not less than PHP 400, 000 and the opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share their expertise and involvement to various groups. “They will become one of our speakers and would go around in Visayas and Mindanao to speak about their experiences and inspire other people.” Jocelyn Gerra, Culture & Heritage Executive Director for RAFI, said. Nomination forms can be printed or accessed through the RAFI’s website at nomination-form. Or you can text nominee's full name, contact details, and name of the person nominating to 0933-5144005 (Sun), 0949-7643525 (Smart), and 0927-5768055 (Globe). Nomination forms should be submitted to: RAFI Triennial Awards Secretariat, 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City, 6000. For more information about the RAFI Triennial Awards, you may contact (088) 851-6887 or 0926 943 9017 and look for Casandra Emata or e-mail, or visit www. or www., or follow @rafiorgph on Twitter.

WONDERS from Page B1... N E D A ’ s g r o u p , Presidential Management particularly the National Staff (PMS) apart from P r o j e c t M o n i t o r i n g the Regional Directors of C o m m i t t e e ( N P M C ) , NEDA itself, is going to which will be headed by stay overnight but the CSFI Undersecretary Mario delegation will have to make Relampagos will hold its their presence felt through a 2nd Quarterly meeting with so-called “learning journey” the NEDA Regional Office for about four days. Meanwhile, Pimentel Caraga as host, while the CSFI that will be led by their pointed out that the tourist President and Chairperson, arrival in the province has Quezon City Vice-Mayor continued to grow by leaps Joy Belmonte, will at the and bounds, recalling the same time visit the province figures since 2006 at 6,000 while in 2013 at 54,000, for their Lakbay-Aral. Pimentel assured that the thereby saying that “Surigao wife of Surigao del Sur First del Sur is already on the District Congressman Philip map!” The most favorite tourist Pichay, Mrs. Lilia Pichay, as well as the better half spots in the province, but of Agusan del Norte First not in particular order, are District Congressman Atty. Tinu-ay Falls in Bislig Lawrence Lemuel Fortun, City, Enchanted River in Ms. Marie Therese Fortun, Hinatuan, and Britannia CSFI Caraga Chapter Islands in San Agustin. However, Gov. Pimentel Chair, are going to join and accompany their peers admitted that simultaneous since the said chapter is w i t h t h i s a m a z i n g the host for such activity development, Surigao del Sur, in partnership with the this year. He bared that the NEDA locality concerned, must group, composed of some start to devise a better 30-35 participants from master plan for the tourism d i ff e r e n t g o v e r n m e n t industry in order to pave the agencies like the Department way for putting up desirable of Budget and Management accommodation facilities. (DBM), Department of the Interior and Local (NGBT/Greg Tataro, Jr., Radyo Government (DILG), and ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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ooking for a modern and affordable condo unit or commercial space to buy or rent in Cagayan de Oro? To make finding the right property easier and more convenient, Primavera Residences has partnered with the online real estate marketplace to publish property listings on the site. Starting this May, users will be able to browse and select available condo units for rent and for sale on’s multiple search options. The listing will include the units' amenities, price, size, type, location and description. "We aim to be more visible in the industry, particularly in the ecodevelopment sector," said Primavera Residences VP for Sales and Marketing Gladys Magadan-Echano. "We hope that through this partnership we can reach a wider market that supports our values of green living and sustainable development." Said Lamudi's Business Development Manager, Sander van Bladel: "We're delighted with our partnership with Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro since Primavera Residences is a leading condo property in one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines." He said that property seekers, particularly those seeking eco-friendly properties, will be able to find all information about Primavera Residences on the Lamudi online platform.

(from left) Jane Montebon Duterte - Community Relations Specialist, ITPI, Hentjy Gerodias - Sales Specialist Lamudi Philippines Inc, Sander van Bladel - Business Development Manager Lamudi Philippines Inc, Gladys Magadan Echano - Sales & Marketing Director, ITPI. Photo taken during the signing of the agreement, April 26,Cagayan de Oro City.

Lamudi is part of Rocket Internet, the world’s largest internet venture incubator founded in 2007. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and operates 25 international offices on five continents. Primavera Residences is a 10-story, two-tower building and is the first eco-friendly condominium complex in Cagayan de Oro offering residential, commercial and office spaces for lease and purchase. Its first tower was completed in 2012 while the second tower is slated to be completed later this year. All units in the first tower are ready for occupancy. Buyers may choose from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Located in a flood-free

zone in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences is a prime spot for business and leisure activities. Its energy-saving features include cantilevers that protect the units from direct sunlight and an indoor courtyard that maximizes the natural ventilation in the area. By June, solar panels that will provide additional energy for the building’s common areas will be installed on the building’s rooftop. The building is also designed to withstand earthquakes and extreme weather and boasts of 24-7 security. Primavera Residences has garnered several recognitions from international awardgiving bodies for its commitment to green architecture and design. Recently it was named

among the winners in the prestigious International Property Awards in the 2014 Asia Pacific regional competition. It was recognized in the Mixed-Use Development for the Philippines. Primavera Residences was also highly commended by the Southeast Asia Property Awards (SEAPA) for Best Condo Development in the Philippines in 2011. In 2010, the green property development was also recognized as a finalist in the Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunity of the Year category by the CTI PFAN Philippines Clean Energy Investor Forum. For more information on Primavera Residences, visit its website at www. or call (088) 310-8173 or 0917-7921078.

The White Coat Ceremony: A new tradition emerges by JULEE BOURGOIN


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flourish of white coats and pride as the seventy five young pharmacists from Liceo de Cagayan University take part in the 2014 White Coat Ceremony at the main function hall of Grand Caprice, Limketkai Center, April 29. T h e c e r e m o ny w a s graced by Ms. Marilyn Y. Tiu, former Chairman of the Board of Pharmacy. The White Coat Ceremony is a new tradition in the pharmacy schools in the Philippines. It i s r e c o g n i z e d a n d supported by the Young Pharmacists Group Philippines (YPG) and the Philippine Pharmacists Association. The solemn ceremony

imbibes humanism and instills professionalism among the seventy five future practitioners. The White Coat C e r e m o ny p r ov i d e s a smooth transition from students to professionals as the young pharmacists don their white uniform with a new sense of fulfillment as they are ready to serve the public as professionals of the trade.

Determined faces and elated smiles were that of the seventy five participants as they took a step closer to their dreams today. The Liceo de Cagayan’s College of Pharmacy is proud to have Mr. Francis Cornelio Gallarita, who e m e rge d a s nu mb e r 2 in the 2013 Philippine Regulation Commission Pharmacy Board Exams. Mr. Gallarita gave an inspiring speech earlier in March during the Academic Recognition Ceremonies, talking about the support of the College of Pharmacy and to always pray and stay humble. He talked about his total human formation during his stay in Liceo and how it has helped

him stay grounded and thankful for the blessings bestowed upon him. Seventy five students from the Liceo de Cagayan Un i v e r s it y C o l l e g e of Pharmacy will participate in the 2014 White Coat Ceremony to be held at the main function hall of Grand Caprice in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City this coming April 29, 2014 at three in the afternoon. Headed by its dean, Dr. Mercedita S. Aquino, RPh, MS, PhD, the College of Pharmacy continues to grow and anchors its trust in the university’s mission and vision as its students grow into trustworthy and hardworking individuals as they carr y on their duties with the excellence that was instilled in them.

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UNO unveils milestone by Lovely Babe Estoista and Roque Salvo Jr Liceo U MassComm Interns

CAGAYAN de Oro City--- Carrying their advocacy, “Building people, Building Business” UNO takes Kagay-anons a step closer to entrepreneurial success as they open their first branch in the city on May 2. For 7 years, UNO is the leading network marketing company in the country which provides affordable products and business ventures for persons in all walks of life. The company is committed to improve the lives of the Filipinos and to gradually improve our economy. UNO’s new office is located near Plaza Divisoria, the city’s business center. With its two story office and a spacious area, UNO can accommodate many Kagay-anons who want to be bosses of their business ventures. “Here in Uno, you are the boss, you manage your own, and you earn more than those employed people.” said William Barbo, UNO’s president. “I watched in TV last night that there are still a lot of unemployed people in our country, so I guess we still have many in need people to help, we still have to build more opportunities for them.”, Barbo added. The opening was graced by three of the big names in the company Mr. William Barbo, the President, Mr. Oliver Chua, the Vice President and Mr. Herbie Chua, the Chief Operation Officer. The UNO Members who attended the opening were all cheerful and excited for the new opportunities and possibilities they can acquire through the networking industry. “If you start to become a member of UNO, the only challenging part heading into success is rejection, which is the challenge in this business. Rejection is part of our daily lives. You need to convince people to buy your products.” John Andrew Laurente, UNO member. Currently, UNO offers a package promo of buy 2 and take 4 UNO products. At present, UNO has more than a hundred branches in the Philippines and also in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and they are soon to open in USA. On May 3 UNO will also open a new office in Iligan City.

(from left) Mr. Oliver Chua, Vice President, Mr. William Barbo, UNO President and Mr. Herbie Chua, Chief Operation Officer pose for photo op during the opening of their UNO office located at Tiano Bros. - San Agustin Streets, Cagayan de Oro City, May 2. Photo By Lovely Babe Estoista

The Executives behind this successful event. Photo By Roque Salvo

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