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DAVAO City -- The National Food Authority City Field Office has called for a united effort to check on the alleged smuggling of rice through the ports of Davao and Cebu. Felimon Cangrejo, manager of the National Food Authority in the city said that while their agency checks the veracity of the report about the alleged smuggling in the mentioned cities outside Metro Manila, his current concern is to strengthen more the coordinative efforts of all government-line agencies with the mandate to oversee the entry of goods from other countries. “We need to monitor together the arrival of rice through our ports,” Cangrejo said. He said that the entry of any product to the country, including rice falls under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Customs while the sole authority in issuing permits to import rice is with the NFA.

Caraga projects BUTUAN City -- Fundacion Intered, a Spanish international non-government organization working in Caraga region, in support of the Spanish government’s Ag e n c i a E s p a ñ o l a C o o p e r a c i o n Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), has finally formalized the completion of Convenio 07-C01-031 implementation during the Formal Closure and Turn Over Ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 17 in one of the convention centers here. Convenio 07-C01-031, a project entitled “Integral and sustainable development of rural communities in Bicol and Caraga region with special focus on women, through the articulation and strengthening of the productive and social structures, through community participation, Philippines,” is being implemented in 18 rural communities in nine municipalities in Caraga region. It adopts a Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) Approach as its overall framework in conducting programs in rural communities.

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SHOULD THEY MOUNT ANOTHER BLOCKADE:

Officials warn protesting Manobos may face suits S

OROQUIETA City – Some P22.263 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) have been utilized by the Oroquieta City Government in the implementation of various development projects of the city, as of the 3rd quarter, this year. Particularly, the PDAF was sourced through Congressman Jorge T. Almonte of the First District of Misamis Occidental and held in trust of the City Government, per report prepared by Grace A. Palcis, Accountant I and certified correct by Ryn A. De Castro, Certified Public Account. As shown in the report, P5.95 million of the PDAF was used to finance the construction/repair/rehabilitation/ completion of the multi-purpose buildings of the following barangays of the city.

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URIGAO City — Manobo tribesmen who barricaded a mine site in Claver town, Surigao del Norte weeks ago may face charges should they return to stage another blockade, local officials warned. C laver Mayor E dd ie P. Gokiangkee said local authorities will not anymore

allow “illegal barricades” in his town, claiming that the action almost turned

violent. S o m e 70 0 m e m b e r s of t he Ka hug pu nga n sa Nagkahiusang Tribu nga M a nu nub o d s a Yut a ng Kabilin (Kantrimay uka) abandoned the causeway of a nickel mining firm in Claver town on October 4 after over a month of barricade. Suits/PAGE 23

Locals brave the foul smell of the recent fish kill that hit Lake Sebu on Sunday, October 20, in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato. mindanews photo by bong sarmiento

Surigao Norte execs conduct dialogue with mining firms SU R IG AO C it y – T he prov i nc i a l gover n ment of Su rigao del Nor te spea rheaded a dia log ue with mining companies held recently in Gateway Hotel, this city. Governor Sol F. Matugas led the consultation together with Mines and Geosciences Bu re au (MGB) C a r a g a

regional director Roger de Dios and TESDA Surigao del Norte provincial director Liza Budtan. During the said dialogue, Provincial Planning and Development Of f icer in Charge Ivonnie B. Dumadag presented the priority projects for 2014 while Provincial mining/PAGE 23

Power company backs Misor town schools dev’t programs TAG OL OA N , M i s a m i s Oriental -- School Children of Ba lua r te Elementa r y School (BES) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental expressed gratitude to energ y-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI)

and the local government unit of Tagoloan for their continuing support to the various schools development projects in the area. Steag turned-over Power/PAGE 23

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Economy Financial inclusion for GSIS raises emergency the common Pinoys loan credit limit to 40K 14 Mindanao Daily NEWS

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Renewal requirements waive for quake-hit victims in Bohol, Cebu

MANILA -- State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced Sunday that more than 35,000 active members affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Cebu will benefit from the increased emergency loan credit limit and the waiver of the requirement to pay 12 monthly amortizations before renewing their emergency loan.

GSIS branch office either through its file anywhere p ol ic y or t h rou g h t he GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GWAPS) kiosk using their GSIS eCard or their unified multipurpose ident i f icat ion (UM ID)compliant eCard. Out of the 910 GWAPS k io s k s n at ionw id e , 35 automated k iosk s a re deployed in Cebu and 12 in Bohol. “GSIS further deployed por table k iosks in bot h provinces so we can reach our members more quickly,” Vergara said. Loan application forms are also available at GSIS offices or downloadable at www.gsis.gov.ph. Members may subm it t hei r loa n

applications over the counter at the nearest GSIS office. T he p e n s ion f u nd ’s branch of f ices in Bohol and Cebu will remain open during weekends to serve its members. The emergency loan is payable in 36 equal monthly installments with a reduced interest rate of six percent. Qualified members are those not on leave of absence without pay; have no arrears in the payment of mandatory monthly contributions; and have no loans declared in default. For more information on t he emergenc y loa n program, members may visit the nearest GSIS office or call the GSIS contact center at 847-47-47. (PNA)

Qatar Airways’ entry to Clark starting on October 28, 2013, is expected to spur economic growth for Pampanga and the rest of the region. photo courtesy of bigprojectme . com

C L A R K F R E E P O R T, Pampanga -- Qatar Airways will launch its inaugural f light from Doha, Qatar, to the Clark International Airport here on October 28. Ac c ord i n g to C l a rk Inter nat iona l A i r por t Corporation (CIAC) officials, the expected time of arrival of Qatar Airways from Doha to Clark is 10:00 a.m. The airline’s entry to Clark is expected to spur economic growth for Pampanga and the rest of the region. With the arrival of Qatar A i r w ay s a nd E m i r at e s Airlines, which mounted its Clark flights earlier, the Aqu i no ad m i n ist rat ion is now pondering on the proposed P7.2-billion Low Qatar/PAGE 21

Under the new policy, approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday, members who are either residing or working in Bohol and Cebu and who have a balance in their existing emergency loa n may borrow up to Php40,000. “This will enable our members to take home a bigger loan amount even if they have to deduct the balance in their previous

emergency loan from the renewal proceeds,” President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara said. In addition, members resid i ng or work i ng i n Bohol and Cebu who have no balance in their previous emergency loan accounts may avail themselves of the regular Php20,000 loan. The pension fund will accept loan applications until November 24, 2013 in any

Qatar Airways flies Clark October 28

MANILA -- It’s a usual scenario when a person who doesn’t have large amount of cash to be asked for lots of documents for identification when he or she opens a bank account. But this is already a passé after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) slightly loosened the regulations on the identification cards (IDs) that one needs to present to the bank when opening an account. Pia Bernadette RomanTayag, the head of the central bank’s division over-seeing the BSP’s financial inclusion program during the recent 31st National Quality and Productivity Congress said, it should be easy for one now to open a bank account since he or she needs to submit two IDs. She, however, stressed that this move does not mean banks are now disregarding the know-your-customer (KYC) rule. She explained that even with the adjustments in some of the regulations there remains a large number of population who do not have a bank account. She said 37 percent of municipalities around the country, where about 15 percent of the population lives, do not have banks and only two out of 10 Filipinos have bank account. Of the more than 80 million Filipinos currently living in the Philippines, only 10.5 million have access to financial institutions, living most of the population unbanked. Based on a recent central bank consumer expectation survey (CES), some people still do not prefer to put their savings in banks but instead use other vehicles like “paluwagan” (which

transpires when a group of people decide to pool funds and disburses the collected amount, usually on a monthly basis, to each member of the group until all the members have received the accumulated monthly savings), and cooperatives while others still prefer put their extra money at home using coin banks. Tayag explained that the central bank has strengthened its financial inclusion program to provide all Filipinos access to financial institutions since this is part of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). Thus, the BSP has put in place several regulations that would cater to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Tayag said there are about 186 banks to date that cater to the MSME sector nationwide and these are catering over a million clients. At the end of the first quarter this year, banks that have MSME business have registered a total loan portfolio of P8 billion while savings under this segment is higher at P8.2 billion. Tayag said the BSP now allows the banks that cater to t he MSME sector to offer range of products like microfinance, microdeposits, and microinsurance to entice more people to be included in the formal banking sector. “Regulation will always play catch-up w it h t he market but we do not want to constrain them,” she said. Tayag stressed that once people have access to services of the formal financial system financial growth are ensured. As the economy grows so is the ability of people to look for ways how to take advantage of this growth and be part of the development, she added. (PNA)

Malaysian, Korean banks establish currency swap arrangement KUALA LUMPUR -- Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) a nd t he Ba n k of Korea Sunday jointly announced t he est abl ish ment of a bilateral local currency swap arrangement. It is designed to promote the use of local currencies for bilateral trade and strengthen f ina ncia l cooperat ion b e t we en M a l ay si a a nd South Korea, BNM said in a statement. This arrangement allows for the exchange of local currencies between the two central banks of up to five trillion Korean Won (KRW) or RM15 billion. The effective period of the arrangement is three years, and could be extended by mutual agreement between both central banks. BNM Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said: “As the region moves towards greater integration, this currency swap a r ra ngement w i l l

contribute towards further strengthening the economic and financial interlinkages between the two countries. “With this arrangement, firms from both countries will now have greater flexibility to use local currency for settlement of their bilateral t r a d e a n d i n v e s t m e nt activities,” she said. Bank of Korea Governor, Dr Choongsoo Kim said he was sure the currency swap arrangement between the two countries would be an important stepping stone in balancing the strength of bilateral ties between the real and financial sectors, leading to ever closer economic cooperation. “The two central banks have agreed to work together to achieve this goal, bringing about tangible outcomes, such as the use of currency swap funds in local currency trade settlement,” he added. (PNA/Bernama)


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Mitsubishi Motors sees the newly launched Mirage G4 pulling car sales to the goal this year.

Mitsubishi expects record 45,000 cars sold in 2013 MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. expects record sales of over 45,000 cars this year, banking on a robust economy to sustain the demand from middle-income buyers and the newly launched Mirage G4 compact sedan to feed the consumers. “We expect more than 45,000 this year,” president and CEO Hikosaburo Shibata told reporters at the launch of Mirage G4 in Taguig City Thursday night. “We are confident we will achieve historic record,” he added. Sales in 2012 reached 34,915 units or 22 percent of t he 156,6 49 vehicles sold by the Chamber of

Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA). In January, the company projec ted a 23 -percent increase in sales from to 43,000 this year. As the economy grows, “the passenger car segment w i l l i ncrease because t he midd le class in t he

Philippines is increasing,” Shibata said. Ta rget i ng t he you ng family The Japanese carmaker is also banking on the Mirage G4 to heave sales toward its goal, considering the previous model was “... very accepted... and we have this new G4... so we’re confident.” according to the Mitsubishi official. “The target market for Mirage G4 is for the younger generation and the young family... family-oriented,” he said. mitsubishi/PAGE 21

SEAIR International Inc. is in talks with potential investors who could finance the airline’s expansion. “ We a re t a l k i n g t o potent ia l pa r t ies for investment in Seair I. We are looking for strategic partners for the new airline. It’s all preliminary, but we are in talks with different parties, locally and internationally about investment in Seair I,” Nikos Gitsis, Seair-I vice-chairman said last week. “We are talking to some carriers that are mega carrier or large carrier outside the Philippines,” he added. Gitsis said Seair-I needs new money for the acquisition of more aircraft so the carrier

can open new routes. At present, Seair-I owns three Dornier 328s and one LET 410UVP-E. Gitsis and Iren Dornier earlier sold a combined 40-percent stake in Seair Inc. to Singapore’s Tiger

Airways Holdings Ltd. for $7 million. Seair-I, which secured from the Civ il Av iation Authority of the Philippines an airline operating certificate (AOC) in November 21 last seair/PAGE 23

T H E Wo r l d Tr a d e Organization (WTO) today will discuss Thailand’s failure to comply with a ruling that found taxes it slapped on Philippine tobacco exports were unfair. Department of Trade and Industr y (DTI) Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal Jr. last week told reporters that the Philippine government gave Thailand

until next month to answer a set of “confidential” questions about its compliance to the WTO ruling issued in June 2011. To rec a l l, t he W TO ruled that Bangkok’s taxes on tobacco imports were discriminatory and violated global trading rules. The Philippines unit of Philip Morris is the biggest exporter of cigarettes to Thailand.

Thailand’s compliance is on the agenda of the next WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting to be held on October 22. Since the WTO ruled against it, Thailand has adopted a roya l decree abolishing the value-added tax (VAT) exemption enjoyed by resellers of locally made cigarettes, making them at dti/PAGE 23

Seair eyeing new investors

DTI seeks compensation on WTO tobacco tax ruling

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North Cotabato NGO exports new banana variety to Japan KIDAPAWAN City -- After successfully exporting organic rice to Hongkong and the Middle East, the Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development (DBFSD) has exported banana to Japan after it launched its Organic “Balangon” Banana variety in Makilala, North Cotabato. Mayor Rudy Caoagdan of Makilala on Saturday said the launching and export of banana marked another mi lestone in Ma k i la la’s sustainable development track and an important step towards improving the lives of locals. Wit h t he Ba la ngon Processing Plant in Barangay Batasan located at the foot of the countr y’s highest pea k, t he Mt. Apo, t he town of Makilala, through t he DBFSD, has star ted exporting banana to Japan and soon to other countries, Caoagdan said. This export breakthrough is under the people-to-people (or P2P) initiative, or a direct ma rket ing a rra ngement

w it hout goi ng t h roug h the transnational business interest,” he said, adding t hat Don Bosco star ted processi ng ba na na a nd exporting it since August through a partnership with another NGO in Japan. An Ilonggo term means “t hrow-away,” Ba langon is dubbed as t he “w i ld Cavendish.” To increase export, a marketing agreement was signed between Alter Trade Japa n a nd A lter Tr ade Corporation, represented by Ry ut a Ku roiwa a nd Ray mundo Tenefrancia, respectively and Don Bosco a nd B a l a n gon f a r me r s representatives and witnessed by Department of Agrarian

Reform Undersecretary Jerry Pacturan and other local officials. Don Bosco is a lso exporting organic “Black Rice” to Europe, Hong Kong and Macau. The NGO is a leading sustainable a g r ic u lt u re te ch nolog y p r o v i d e r, a n d a s s i s t thousands of rice and upland farmers in the provinces of Cotabato, South Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Caoagdan said there are currently 39,484 hills planted

with Balangon banana trees with 45 growers. Supporting the farmers, the Makilala local government had supplied for free more than 20 thousand tissue-cultured Balangon banana plant. Wit h t he success of t he Ba la ngon ba na na export, DAR is considering exploring this endeavor with the agrarian reform beneficiaries in Makilala and other towns in North Cotabato. (PNA)

Agriculture trade deficit shrinks by 70% in H1 THE Philippines’ agriculture trade deficit went down by 70 percent in the first half of the year due to faster growth in exports, accompanied with a slowdown in imports. According to data released by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), the country’s agricultural trade deficit fell to $424.43 million from $1.43 billion in the same period last year. Agricultural exports rose to $3.23 billion, up by 30.68 percent from $2.47 billion year-on-year. T he mont h ly ex por t revenues for the six-month period was higher year-on-

year with the highest level recorded in May at $612.87 million. Earnings f rom t he c ou nt r y ’s top 10 f a r m e x p or t s g re w by 3 0. 8 4 percent to $2.24 billion from $1.71 billion. These are Coconut oil, bananas, tuna, pineapples and pineapple products, manufactured tobacco, centrifugal sugar, seaweeds and carrageenan, copra oil/cake, desiccated coconut, and manufactured fertilizer. Coconut oil remains the local agricultural sector’s top dollar earner, despite a 0.28 percent drop in earnings,

bringing in $538.31 million during the fist six months of the year. Also, increased incomes were seen in copra oil/cake, centrifugal sugar, bananas, tobacco, a nd tuna w it h growths in revenues ranging from 53.89 percent to 73.58 percent. Accompanying the export growth was a slowdown in agricultural imports by 6.27 percent - $3.65 billion in the first six months of the year from $3.90 billion in the same period the previous year. Monthly importations for the first semester of the

year were less compared to last year with the lowest level recorded in April at $557.53 million. E x pend itures on t he country’s top 10 imports fell by 6.97 percent. The top 10 i ncludes wheat , soy bea n oi l /c a ke mea l, milk cream and products, manufactured fertilizer, bovine meat, coffee, rice, urea, manufactured tobacco, and tuna. T he D e p a r t me nt of Agriculture (DA) is working on opening new markets for major farm and fisheries products to further shrink the trade deficit.

DAVAO City -- It started with only 200 square meters area that rice farmers in L o s A m i go s a l lo c at e d for hito (catfish) growing within their respective rice fields many years back. Barangay Captain A ngel ic o S a nt a nder Jr. told the Philippine News Agenc y t hey lea rned of the technology of growing hito from the government through the Department of Agriculture (DA). Sa nta nder sa id t here w a s a t i me i n t he pa s t that their yield with rice f a r m i ng w a s no longer v iable, t hat is why t hey looked for other projects that will help them augment their income. He said for over 10 years now of g row ing hito in between their rice farming, there were already changes in their way of living as most of the farmers were able to send their children to school and finish college and got employed.

S a nt a nd e r a l s o s a id farmers already were able to purchase transportation that they use for their farm products. He said through the years, the 200-squaremeter hito farm of some farmers had been expanded to 5 hectares and gets a gross income of P1 million. Santander said initial c apit a l r a nge s b e t we en P50,0 0 0 a nd 80,0 0 0 depending on the area. Wit h t he suc c e s s of growing hito in Barangay Los Amigos, farmers in the neighboring barangays like Calinan, Balengaeng, Tagakpan and Tugbok also ventured into the project. Santander said they had organized their group and formed t he Los Amigos Aquacu lture Producers’ Group. “We want to formalize our group into cooperative,” he said. He said they are also ventu ring into ot her projects because there are

markets that have tapped them for supplies. Although talks are still ongoi ng , he s a id Japa n ma rket needs about 3 tons daily of the African h ito t hat t he y pro duc e organically. However, he said they a re a lready supply ing the different big markets of Davao City and supermarkets. He said they are very caref u l of getting ot her commitment and bringing out their produce outside of L os A m igos bec au se right now there are already 19 restaurants that operate along the highways of the barangay from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. These restaurants need a b out 1, 5 0 0 k i lo g r a m s daily. He said the restaurants a l re a d y h ave a c apt i ve market of travelers going toward Cagayan de Oro Cit y and Bu k idnon and v ic e ve r s a , a s id e f r om

t o u r i s t s a n d r e s i d e nt s along the area. Los Amigos also houses eight new subdiv isions, while colleges and universities of Davao City already have acquired areas for their expansion. S a nt a nder s a id t he y also have prepared their zoning plan and allocated a reas for commercia l development. He added that with the gover n ment ’s d i rec t ion toward tourism, they are now discussing with the Depar tment of Tourism (DOT) on their move to focus on agri-tourism. Other than the DOT, he sa id , t he y a re a l s o i n t a l k s w it h t h e Depa r t ment of Socia l Welfare and Development a nd t he Depa r t ment of Tr a d e a nd I ndu s t r y to help beneficiaries of the Pa ntaw id Pa mi lya ng Pi l ipi no Prog ra m (4Ps) to also engage into hito growing. PNA

Davao rice farmers lured into catfish growing


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Financial inclusion for Rural, coop banks’ bad loan the common Pinoys ratios deteriorate in 1Q IT’S a usual scenario when a person who doesn’t have large amount of cash to be asked for lots of documents for identification when he or she opens a bank account. But this is already a passé after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) slightly loosened the regulations on the identification cards (IDs) that one needs to present to the bank when opening an account. Pia Bernadette Roman-Tayag, the head of the central bank’s division over-seeing the BSP’s financial inclusion program during the recent 31st National Quality and Productivity Congress said, it should be easy for one now to open a bank account since he or she needs to submit two IDs. She, however, stressed that this move does not mean banks are now disregarding the know-your-customer (KYC) rule. She explained that even with the adjustments in some of the regulations there remains a large number of population who do not have a bank account. She said 37 percent of municipalities around the country, where about 15 percent of the population lives, do not have banks and only two out of 10 Filipinos have bank account. Of the more than 80 million Filipinos currently living in the Philippines, only 10.5 million have access to financial institutions, living most of the population unbanked. Based on a recent central bank consumer expectation survey (CES), some people still do not prefer to put their savings in banks but instead use other vehicles like “paluwagan” (which transpires when a group of people decide to pool funds and disburses the collected amount, usually on a monthly basis, to each member of the group until all the members have received the accumulated monthly savings), and cooperatives while others still prefer put their extra money at home using coin banks. Tayag explained that the central bank has strengthened its financial inclusion program to provide all Filipinos access to financial institutions since this is part of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). Thus, the BSP has put in place several regulations that would cater to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). financial/PAGE 21

LENDERS in rural areas and those tied up to cooperatives are the weakest links of the Philippine banking industry. In a report, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the non-performing loan (NPL) ratio of rural banks climbed to 13.26 percent in the first quarter of the year from 11.37 percent a year ago, bucking the decline seen among the country’s biggest lenders. NPL refers to bank loans that have gone unpaid for at least three months. The BSP monitors banks’ loan quality to ensure that they adhere to high credit standards, which his key to maintaining financial stability. With the increase in their bad loans relative to their total loan portfolio, rural banks also increased their loan loss reserves to 59.80 percent in the first quarter from 52.74 percent a year ago. Like rural banks, cooperative banks also saw their loan quality slip, with their average NPL ratio rising to 14.22 percent in the first quarter from 10.36 percent the year before. But unlike rural banks, cooperative lenders’ loan loss reserves fell to 68.66 percent this year

from 77.69 percent in 2012. Despite the deterioration in the loan quality among r u r a l a nd c o op e r at i ve banks, their loan portfolios are relatively small at 2.89 percent and 0.20 percent, respectively, of the Philippine banking industry’s total loan portfolio. This means failure among rural and cooperative banks would not spread to the entire banking industry. In contrast, thrift banks – which specialize in consumer banking services and account for a bigger 10.47 percent of the banking industry’s total loan portfolio – enjoyed an

improvement in their loan quality, with the NPL ratio averaging 6.13 percent this year, or down from last year’s 6.48 percent. Even with the improvement in loan quality,

thrift banks still set aside more money to back up these problem loans, with their loan loss reserves rising to 70.43 percent this year from 69.64 percent last year.

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ARTS & CULTURE

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XCCA, NCCA encourage appreciation for local culture by Irene Joy B. Dayo of the BWM Group of Publications

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n informative symposium regarding local culture and the education was conducted by Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan through its Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. The activity tagged as Yamug 6: Culture Based Education Symposium was held last October 19, 2013 at XU Little Theatre. Over 100 students and professionals attended the event. Yamug 6 focused on how Philippine Culture and the Arts could be bases for effective and quality education. Three speakers are present. First was Professor Ricamela Palis from Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba. She spoke on the topic about Philippine Culture and the Arts: Effective Tool for Teaching and Learning. During her talk, she mentioned that most Filipinos had a lack of understanding of Philippine Culture because they have not educated themselves to know the Philippine Culture. If there is any, they only know the outer core of the culture, which is only first part of the whole dimension. She also said that Culture Literacy is very important because Culture is also a measure of a country’s development. Culture is a basic right, defining the capacity of the people living in a certain country. Second speaker was Dr. Jovy M. Peregrino of University of the Philippines – Diliman. His talk centered on Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in the Philippines. Few of the points that he discussed is on why a language subject cannot use the language being taught as the medium in discussion in the class, signifying the reason of importance of using multilingual. He also discussed on Heritage. He said that heritage is something that people inherited from the past. It constitutes not just the physical

In the photo are (from the left) Symposium Moderator Roger Garcia, XCCA Director Hobart P. Savior, Speakers Dr. Jovy M. Peregrino, Dr. Christine Godinez-Ortega and Professor Ricamela Palis pose together with XCCA and NCCA staff. Photo by Irene Dayo

presence but also the stories that lingered in it and that is the important thing as he said “Ang walang kwento ay walang kwenta at ang walang kwenta ay binabasura”. He also advised to his listeners that they should acquire education and after pursuing such, they must come back to their places and help in improving it. That should be the main reason why each person should learn. He also added that each one should practice multiculturalism which denotes that individuals should be sensitive in other culture as well. The last speaker was Dr. Christine GodinezOrtega from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). She focused her topic on Mindanao Folk Literature, a Cultural Wealth and Knowledge. Some of the things she shared during the symposium are sample pieces of folk literature such as the Darangen Epic of the Maranao

Dr. Jovy M. Peregrino of University of the Philippines – Diliman discusses on Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education in the Philippines. Photo by Irene Dayo

People of Lake Lanao, an ancient epic song that encompasses a wealth of knowledge about the Maranao people who live in the Lake Lanao region of Mindanao. In addition, she gave summary on the story of Bantugan, which mostly tackles on magic, love and adventure of Prince Bantugan who lived in valley of Rio Grande of Mindanao. Dr. Ortega also let the audience watch and listen to some recorded videos of chanting activity done by native people of Mindanao. Dr. Ortega also asked the young audience to give appreciation to Mindanao-owned culture. Further, she also encouraged each one to study and explore more for it because there are still more to discover. If they fail to do so, she is afraid that this precious property of Mindanao people would vanish someday. The day of symposium has been a full review of Philippine Culture and Arts, the reason why XCCA Director Mr. Hobart P. Savior appreciated that most members of the audience are young people. Mr. Savior also said in his closing message that this activity is one of the efforts of XCCA in promoting local culture and as well, the community. He asked the young people to patronize country’s own reading materials rather than the foreign one because this would be a great help in elevating the country’s culture and the arts.


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Liceo U to host national, local history confab

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he Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS) together with the National Commission for Culture and the ArtsCommittee on Historical Research (NCCA-CHR), Liceo de Cagayan University, Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold its 34th National Conference on National and Local History with the theme History and Culture on October 24-26, 2013 at the Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. This year’s conference theme is “History and Culture” and 2013 is also the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio and the PNHS Conference is in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial. Papers to be presented include “The First and True Structure of the Katipunan” by Angelito Nunag from the University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga; “Unrest in Northern Mindanao: The Fort Victoria Mutiny, Iligan 1896 and Regiment 68 Mutiny, Cotabato

1898” by Gregorio Jose Hontiveros of the Butuan City Heritage Society; “The 1899 Independence Proclamation of the Kagay-anon Katipuneros in the Second District of Mindanao” by Dr. Roel Absin of Xavier University; “A Survey on the Role of the Augustinian Recollects in the Establishment of Cagayan de Misamis (1622-1898)” by Ruhollah Al-Husseini Alonto of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology; “Continuity and Change of the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous People in Socsksargen” by Dr. Domingo Non of MSU General Santos); “The Participation of Butuan in the Southeast Asian Maritime Trade before the Advent of Western Colonization” by Mary Jane Louise Bolunia of the National Museum; “Revisiting the Sulu Sultanate” by Dr. Calbi Asain of MSU Sulu; “Adaptation of the Laws of Indies Plan in Cebu Province” by Kiyoko Yamaguchi of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; “Pride of Place: Representing Heritage in Cebuano Local History” by Dr. Erlinda Alburo of the University of San Carlos;

“The Visayas: Islands in the Seas, A Historical Perspective” by Dr. Earl Jude Paul Cleope of Silliman University; “Bathan and Engkantos of Biringan City: A History of the Eastern Bisayan Spirit-World” by Geroge Emmanuel Borrinaga of the University of San Carlos; “The Rise and Fall of Samar Pueblos (1768-1911) by Dr. Rolando Borrinaga of the University of the Philippines in Palo, Leyte; “Deconstructing History and the Concepts of Writing Philippine National and Local History: Perspective and Challenges” by Roberto Abad Navales of Liceo de Cagayan University; “Batanes and its Ecology of ‘Hiwaga’” by Nick Deocampo of University of the Philippines. For inquiries, contact conveners Bernardita Churchill of PNHS through numbers (02) 926-1347 and 0919-4905371 or email nitachurchill@hotmail. com; or Dean Fe S. Tolibas of Liceo de Cagayan University through numbers (088) 8584093 to 95, local 224, 09209133143 and 0917-7003143, or email deantolibas@yahoo. com. Visit http://pnhsi.tripod. com or www.facebook.com/#!/ groups/261968227163626/.

Phoenix Petroleum launches Phoenix Central Mobile App

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onitor your car mileage and fuel consumption, find the nearest Phoenix station, and get the latest news on fuel prices, promos, and safety tips – all in the new Phoenix Central Mobile App. The app, created by leading independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc., aims to become a basic, essential tool for motorists with its key functions and user-friendly design. Phoenix Central has three main features: Fuel Calculator, Station Finder, and News & Tips. With the Fuel Calculator, users will be able to compute car mileage and fuel consumption per tank over a period of time. With the Station Finder, users can look for a list of Phoenix stations anywhere in the Philippines, or using the Global Positioning System (GPS), find the Phoenix station nearest them. A list of services in each particular station, such as restroom, lubes bay, convenience store, or restaurant, is also included. The Phoenix Central App also gives users real time updates on fuel prices, safety tips, and promos. Its clean and simple design helps users easily navigate through the app’s features. The Phoenix Central mobile app is free and can be downloaded to Android devices. To download, go to Google Playstore and just search “Phoenix Central” and click install. The Phoenix Central Mobile app was launched on October 17, 2013 at the Spin.ph Trade Event, as part of Phoenix Petroleum’s partnership with the sports website. Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is the leading independent oil company with an expanding network of operations nationwide. It is engaged in the business of trading refined petroleum products and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, shipping/logistics and allied services.


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Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Malaybalay City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR Bids and Awards Committee INVITATION TO BID (Project No. 2013-050) 1. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon, through its 20% Development Fund for CY 2013, intends to apply the sum of Five Million Thirteen Thousand Pesos (P5,013,000.00) only being the approved budget for the contract (ABC), to payments under the contract for ITB 2013-050 “Procurement of Brand New Motor Vehicles and Lawn Tractors. Any bids in excess of the ABC shall not be accepted.

2. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon now invites bids for the said project. Delivery of the goods is required (FOB- PGSO, Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City ). Bidders should have completed, within 2 years from date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the bidding documents, particularly in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. 3. a.) Bidding will be conducted through an open competitive bidding procedure using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. (b) Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for eligibility Provided in the IRR of RA 9184. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Provincial Government of Bukidnon and inspect. The Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 5. (a) A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders beginning October 4, 2013, from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the bidding documents amounting to as follows, LOT-I P5,000.00., LOT-II P5,000.00 and LOT-III P500.00

(b) It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon, provided that the Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than that of the submission of bids.

6. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon will hold a pre-bid conference on October 15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.. 7. (a) Bids must be delivered to the BAC Secretariat Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City on or Before 9:00 a.m of October 29, 2013. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in Instruction to bidders (ITB Clause 18).

(b) Bid Opening shall be on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., BAC Conference Room, BAC Secretariat Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. LATE BIDS SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 8. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon reserves the right to reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: Eng’r. Charito G. Yulo and Jose Pastor P. De la Cerna III BAC Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City Or call telephone # 088-221-3114 / 088-813-2141.

(Sgd.) SALVACION C. DEDICATORIA PPDC/PHRMO-OIC Chairperson, Bids and Awards Committee BWM: Oct. 22, 2013


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Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Malaybalay City

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Cost Carrier Terminal (LCC) at CIA. C I AC h a d e a r l i e r submitted to the DOTC the proposal, the facility of which would be set up at CIA. The budget terminal is designed to accommodate 10 to 15 million passengers annually. CI AC pre sident a nd CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano sa id t he LCC Termina l would accommodate low cost ca rriers which a re currently flying out of Clark, including Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia Berhad, Jin Air Tiger Air Philippines, Asiana Airlines of South Korea, and Dragonair of Cathay Pacific. “ The P360 mi l lion passenger terminal building currently being constructed is ex pec ted to be f u l ly completed by December of 2013 instead of the June 2014 deadline,” Luciano said about the new passenger terminal. “Rest assured that the g o v e r n m e nt c o nt i nu e s to attract more airlines especially foreign carriers to mount f lights at our airports in the country,” Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio said earlier. The arriva l of Qatar A i r w ay s a nd E m i r at e s Airlines will spur economic growth in Clark as passengers in the North Luzon would have the chance to take their f lights at Clark Airport instead of going to airports in Metro Manila. (PNA)

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OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR Bids and Awards Committee Tel. No. 088-813-2141 & 088-221-3114 INVITATION TO BID 2013-051 1. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon for 2nd Semester CY 2013, intends to apply the sum of Eleven Million Seven Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Six Pesos and 42/100 (P 11,723,666.42) only being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC), to payments under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Drugs and Medicines (P 9,148,736.15), Medical Laboratory Supplies (P 1,510,494.43), Medical Gases (P 36, 840.00), Medical X-ray Supplies (P 130, 293.00), Fluids (P 20, 777.50), and Medical Laboratory Reagents (P 876, 525.34) for 22 Provincial Health Stations under PEEDMO – PIHP. 2. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon now invites bids for the said projects. Delivery of the goods is required (FOB-PGSO, Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City). Bidders should have completed, within 2 years from date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the bidding documents, particularly in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. 3. (a) Bidding will be conducted through an open competitive bidding the said procedure using a nondiscretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. (b) Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for eligibility provided in the IRR of RA 9184. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Provincial Government of Bukidnon and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 5. (a) A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the bidding documents: P 4, 000.00 for Project I, P 1,000.00 for Project II, P 500.00 for Project III, P 500.00 for Project IV, P 500.00 for Project V, and P 1, 000.00 for Project VI. (b) It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon, provided that the Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than that of the submission of bids. 6. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon will hold a pre-bid conference on October 16, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at the BAC Conference Room, BAC Secretariat Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City. 7. (a) Bids must be delivered to the BAC Secretariat Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City on or before 9:00 a.m., of October 29, 2013. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. (b) Bid Opening shall be on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., BAC Conference Room, BAC Secretariat Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon reserves the right to reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: Engr. Charito G. Yulo and Krystal Eleni Tabernero BAC Office, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City or call telephone # 088-221-3114 / 088-813-2141 (Sgd.) SALVACION C. DEDICATORIA PPDO/OIC-PHRMO Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee

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The Mirage G4 – which stands for Mirage Global four-door sedan – has a base price of P578,000 for the GLX MT, followed by P628,000 for the GLX CVT. The GLS MT is available for P668,000, and the top of the line GLS CVT sells for P718,000. The latest model started pre-selling in September. Since then the carmaker sold over 1,000 units. Shibata said 1,000 is the magic number at the crosshairs of Mitsubishi’s monthly goal for the compact car. “We are Number Three in passenger car segment. Number One is Vios of Toyota, Number Two is Honda City... We hope our share will go up,” Shibata noted. Last July, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. launched the Vios 2013. Honda Cars Philippines, meanwhile, launched the enhanced City in 2012. Mitsubishi is now talking to government about the carmaker’s plan to raise plant capacity. “ We a r e s e r i o u s l y considering expansion for our new model. We are awaiting programs to be issued,” he said. “We are expecting the road map of government for some kind of supportive program. The BOI (Board of Investment) and DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) are supportive,” he added. The Mirage G4 is a CBU or completely built unit from Mitsubishi Motors Thailand.

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Republic of the Philippine PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Provincial Capitol Malaybalay City Tel# 022-221-3114 & Telefax #0881-8132141 E-mail add: buk provl bac@yahoo.com.ph SUPPLEMENTAL BID BULLETIN NO – 2013-048 This bid bulletin is issued to modify or amend items in the Invitation to bid for the following Project; Project/s stated in the Invitation to Bid

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The Provincial Government of Bukidnon for 2nd Semester CY 2013, intends to apply the sum of Eleven Million Seven Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Six Pesos and 42/100 (P 11,723,666.42) only being the Approved Budget of the Contract (ABC), to payments under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Drugs and Medicines (P 9,148,736.15), Medical Laboratory Supplies (P 1,510,494.43), Medical Gasses (P 36,840.00), Medical X-ray Supplies (P 130,293.00), Fluids (P 20,777.50), and Medical Laboratory Reagents (P 876,525.34) for 22 Provincial Health Stations under PEEDMO – PIHP.

5. (b) It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon, provided that the Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than that of the submission of bids.

1. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon for 2nd Semester CY 2013, intends to apply the sum of Eleven Million Six Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand One Hundred Thirty Eight Pesos and 42/100 (P 11,657,138.42) only being the Approved Budget of the Contract (ABC), to payments under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Drugs and Medicines (P 9,148,736.15), Medical Laboratory Supplies (P 1,510,494.43), Medical Gasses (P 36,840.00), Medical X-ray Supplies (P 130,293.00), Fluids (P 20,777.50), and Medical Laboratory Reagents (P 809,997.34) – Deleting item# 46 High Power Objectives 40, amounting to P 66, 528.00, for 22 Provincial Health Stations under PEEDMO – PIHP. 5. (b) It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon (www.bukidnon. gov.ph), provided that the Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than that of the submission of bids.

No changes in the schedule of activities.

This shall form an integral part of the bid documents. For guidance and information of all concerned.

(Sgd.) SALVACION C. DEDICATORIA PPDO/OIC-PHRMO BAC Chairman

BWM: Oct. 22, 2013

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Dingdong Dantes on Bea Alonzo: ‘She’s genuinely nice’ When asked if what was his impression of Bea Alonzo before they even got to work in “She’s the One,” Dingdong Dantes relayed that he always assumed Bea as one of the nicest people in the industry. “Expectation ko na kung ano ang nakikita ko sa kanya onscreen, na parang feeling ko kasi sa tuwing nakikita ko siya onscreen parang feeling ko siguro napakabait niya, that’s how I feel whenever I watch her.” True enough, when they started working together for the movie, Dingdong

was able to prove how kind-hearted the actress is. “Nong makilala ko siya parang walang pinagkaiba na what you see is what you get at nakita ko talaga how nice she is as a person, na walang pretention, walang put-ups, ta lagang she’s genuinely nice,” he said. Dingdong portrays Bea’s best friend in the movie and despite working for the first time, the actor relayed that establishing the chemistry with the actress had been easy. “Yun ‘yung challenge kasi isa sa pinakamahirap ‘yun eh

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Daily HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) - If you’re bored today, that’s no surprise -- because there are no surprises coming your way! Try to just focus on whatever is right in front of you and make your way through the day. PISCES (February 19 – March 20) - Your love life is still bubbling with great energy -- so make the most of it! Spend some serious quality time with your sweetie or head out looking for someone new. Work your magic! ARIES (March 21 – April 19) - You’re not moving as quickly as you would like but there’s more to life than simple speed. You may need to check in with your people for some assistance if you get too far behind, though. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) - Your social relations are making life sweeter -- and you can overcome old difficulties or renew dormant bonds with ease. It’s a really good time for you to bring friends and family together. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) - This is not a good time for you to flit from person to person -- you need to focus your energy on someone important. That could mean that you’re in a good space for relationship work. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) - You’ve got a natural charm that makes people feel fully at ease, so make the most of it today. You should be able to work wonders on a date or with a client -- so much so that you win big!

kung papano ka aarte na parang kakilala mo siya magmula nong upmisa pero kasi nong umpisa pa lang siguro ‘yun there’s this certain magic eh kasi di ko kinakailangan mageffort because I guess very professional ni Bea, nagcooperate talaga at talagang ipaparamdam talaga niya na, sige mag best friends tayo. Kaya on that part, hindi ako nahirapan kaya nagpapasalamat ako.” Hav ing sta rred in various movies already, Di ngdong sha red t hat “She’s t he One” is one

of t he mov ies he tru ly appreciates because he believes a lot of people could relate to it. “I like it because it’s not much different, kumbaga, gusto ko siya, na appreciate ko siya because it can happen to everyone, na makakarelate ang karamihan kasi it’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about second chances, it’s a story about love, so siyempre hangga’t maaari we want to keep the subject matter as relatable as possible kaya maganda siya kasi sobrang dami ang makaka-relate dito.”

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Suits... from page 13

In a move that baff led lo c a l of f ic i a l s a nd t he Mamanwa tribe that holds an ancestral domain title over the area, the Surigao del Sur-based Kantrimayuka had demanded royalty share from the mining revenues of Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI). The demand drew strong reactions from Mamanwa tribal leaders Datu Reynante Buklas and Datu Alicio Patac, who accused Kantrimyuka leaders of “pangajao,” a term that loosely means a raid by one tribal group against another village or settlement. Kantrimayuka’s members are already beneficiaries of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Tit le 0 02 in Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza town, Surigao del Sur where they reside, records from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples show. Claver town of f icia ls also found it hard to believe that a group of Manobos residing outside the province in a place 77 kilometers away would claim the area as their ancestral domain, noting that the town has not historically hosted tribes other than the Mamanwa — owner of the CADT-048 that includes the mine site of AMRI. Gokiangkee was concer ned over repor ts t hat t he Ma nobos were armed during the barricade, a nd st ressed t hat loc a l authorities have the right to maintain peace and arrest “troublemakers.” He said he was worried that Mamamanwas would also be forced to use arms to defend their territory. “We have a dut y to preserve peace and order in our town. We have been lenient the first time, but things like this cannot go on as they please,” the mayor said. O ver t he weekend, Ka ntrimay u ka triba l chieftain Samuel Dawog Sumanda said t hey w i l l not hesitate to return to the AMRI mine site should the company renege on its purported pledge to pay them an unspecified amount of royalty. Dawog said they ended the barricade because of this promise. A M R I, however, ha s filed grave coercion charges aga i nst Ka nt r i my u k a officials. Police said they expect warrants of arrest to be issued against the barricade participants this month. A M R I adde d it w a s mulling a damage claim a g a i n s t K a nt r i m ay u k a for t he d isr upt ion t hat had caused the company “millions of losses.” Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo Romarate (2nd district) had earlier chided the police for not taking action against the barricade, which the lawmaker viewed as “extortion.” Early last month, the

lawmaker also called on t he House com mit tee on nationa l cu ltura l communities to investigate, in aid of legislation, the “apparent intervention of certain local government officials by encouraging false claims and acts of extortion that are within the purview of our laws.”

Mining... from page 13

Manpower Training Center Of f icer Em i l io Pa ntejo discussed the updates of the Provincial Training Center. Also, Provincial Treasurer Fe Martinez explained the collectibles Occupational Fees from mining companies and other tax obligations. Supports and contributions of the mining industries to the province’s economic development and HEALS (Health, Education, Agri-Aquaculture, Livelihood and Social Services/Security) agenda were also discussed during the dialogue. Officials and representat ives f rom Ta ga n ito H PA L Nic kel C or p or at ion ; Ta g a n it o Mining Corporation; Greenstone Mining Corp.; Pacific Cement Phil. Inc.; Adnama Mining Resource Inc.; Platinum Group Metals Corp.; Philex Mining Corp.; Silangan Mindanao Mining Corp. Inc.; Hinatuan Mining Corp.; Manila Mining Corp.; Shenzhou Mining Group Corp.; Shuley Mine Inc.; and Wellaby Corporation participated the event.

Power... from page 13

recently a complete set of Educational Television (ETV) and Sineskwela materials to BES to help improve quality of classroom teaching and learning. Over the years, seven out of ten public schools in Tagoloan have already benefitted from the ETV project, which is a joint undertaking of Steag, local government unit (LGU), Department of Education (DepEd) and the ABS-CBN Foundation. Steag also gave out more than 500 school chairs to help address the perennial problem of study chairs shortage. The assistance is part of Steag’s (Social Empowerment through Education (SEED) program which is one of the f lagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts designed to help improve qu a l it y of l ive s of t he people in its communities in Misamis Oriental, said Jerome R. Soldevilla, Head of t he Communications Department, STEAG State Power Inc.

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stars and four stars hotel of customers or tourists going to Shangrila or Discovery Shores and those type of hotels,” Gitsis said. “It’s going to be a scheduled fight but it would be a full service type of service. There would be a lounge in the airport and there would be a service on board. It would be a premium style,” he added. Gitsis said the Manila to Caticlan flight is scheduled to start by December. Besides Caticlan, Seair-I plans to f ly to El Nido, Busuanga and Batanes.

DTI...

from page 15 par with imports, which were not VAT-exempt. The Philippine WTO mission however said the Thai Customs’ Board of Appeals ruling on certain customs valuation entries of imported tobacco from 2002 to 2003 was “inconsistent” with WTO rules. “Thailand’s reference to additional guidance from its Revenue Department concerning amended VAT rules also raises questions of WTO-consistency,” the Philippine WTO mission said last January. Despite informal c on s u l t a t i on s b e t we e n Philippine and Thai trade officials held in Bangkok last May, DTI last July insisted that Thailand was dragging its feet on compliance. For its part, the Thai WTO delegation acknowledged having received “a further set of questions” from its Philippine counterpart. “ T h a i l a nd i s i n t he process of preparing answers to those questions. Thailand hopes that this process of the informal exchange of information will enable the parties to achieve a mutually sat isfactor y outcome to t h is d ispute,” t he T ha i WTO delegation said in an October 10 status report submitted to the DSB. If the Philippines deems T ha i la nd ’s re spons e a s

n o n c o m p l i a nt , M a n i l a would drag Bangkok into compliance proceedings leading to compensation, Cristobal said. Compensat ion may be obtained when a n “implementing member does not achieve full compliance by the end of the reasonable period of time” to comply, according to the WTO. In the case of Thailand, the reasonable period of time to comply with the W TO r u l i ng l aps e d i n October last year. Compensation “does not mean monetary payment; r at her, t he re s p ond ent i s supp o s e d to of fer a b ene f it , for e x a mple a tariff reduction, which is equivalent to the benefit which the respondent has nullified or impaired by applying its measure,” the WTO said.

Financial... from page 17

Tayag said there are about 186 banks to date that cater to the MSME sector nationwide and these are catering over a million clients. At the end of the first quarter this year, banks that have MSME business have registered a total loan portfolio of P8 billion while savings under this segment is higher at P8.2 billion. Tayag said the BSP now allows the banks that cater to t he MSME sector to offer range of products like microfinance, microdeposits, and microinsurance to entice more people to be included in the formal banking sector. “Regulation will always play c atch-up w it h t he market but we do not want to constrain them,” she said. Tayag stressed that once people have access to services of the formal financial system financial growth are ensured. As the economy grows so is the ability of people to look for ways how to take advantage of this growth and be part of the development, she added. (PNA)

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year, plans to focus on the leisure market. “Our plan now is to launch a flight to Caticlan. We are going to create a once or twice a day flight to Caticlan, we are a premium f light. It’s relatively affordable, but targeted towards five

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