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Briefly Kaamulan festival MALAYBALAY City -- The monthlong celebration of Kaamulan Festival, one of the country’s most colourful festivals, opened yesterday, October 1, in a splendor of cultural rituals, songs, dances, and many more colourful shows. This year’s festivities that run until the 31st, started with a solemn prayer, giving thanks to the “Magbabaya (deity)” for the year’s abundant harvest and blessings. Grand events will include Kaamulan Rodeo, Motocross, First Phil. Circuit Mt. Festival (Mt. Kalatungan, Mt. Dulangdulang, & Mt. Kitanglad), Agri-fair, flower garden show, food fest and Kaamulan bazaar, displaying indigenous products made in Bukidnon.

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ANTAD, Misamis Oriental -- For almost five decades, the haunting memories of this hinterland village of blood, tears, and sacrifices of the unsung heroes of contradicting creed would finally come to end as development finally reached its backyard. Last Tuesday, the symbolic switch-on of electricity in this former “communist rebel stronghold” in the ‘70s, changed the life of the tribal communities of the Higa-

onon Tribe as electricity lightened the village nook and cranny. The electrification of Lantad is a project of the power/PAGE 11 AUTO MADNESS. (L-R) AVP Isagani Saguindang, BPI Area Business head, Tyrene Luger, senior Manager, BPI Family Bank Business Center, Rissa Renea Daaca, BPI MS head, and George Ongchua, general sales manager of Cebu Southern Motors, Inc., cut the ceremonial ribbon for the formal opening of the BPI Family Bank AutoMadness, Thursday, October 1, at the Ayala Centrio Activity Center. The event runs until Oct. 4. photo by cheng ordoñez

P317-M agri projects BUTUAN City -- Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala turns over a total of P317 million worth of agriculture projects in Caraga Region last Monday, September 28, in the province of Agusan del Sur. This is during the inauguration of the two AgriPinoy Rice Processing Centers (RPC) situated in the municipalities of San Francisco and Trento in Agusan del Sur. The AgriPinoy RPC III in Pisaan, San Francisco amounting to PhP 37,292,410 was finally turned over to Agus Pinoy Producers Cooperative (APCO). Led by the Sec. Alcala, the inauguration displays a fulfillment of the farmers’ vision of having a processing center in the locality.

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BPI Family Bank CDO, the number one in providing FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES. The Fraternal Order of Eagles or Philippine Eagles–Northern Mindanao conducted its regional convention meeting on September 30, 2015 at Pirates Restaurant, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. (L-R) are members Rommel Gantuangco, Jerry Dayanan, convention chair Jun Tupag, Oscar Abecia, Manny Suganob, Bernard Tubiano, Toto Cortez (NMR-1 Governor), Jagger Libot, Aljun Gomez, John del Bando, Louie Ilano, Nitz Oclarit, executive national vice president Dondon Allorin, and Emma Batoon (NMR-1 Treasurer). photo by carl sabalbaro

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HE Civil Ser vice Commission (CSC) thanked the Kagayanons for giving the

Commission a high sincerity rating in the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey of Enterprises on


Corruption. The SWS survey showed that CSC got an overall +41 net sincerity rating, said Marco de los Reyes, CSC senior human resource specialist and team leader of the CSC ARTA program in a press conference at the Mallberry Suites here Monday, September 28. He said the CSC net sincerity rating falls under the “Good” category and in the same level with that of the Supreme Court, Department of Education, Sandiganbayan, Office of the Ombudsman, Commission on Audit, and Department of Justice. On a per area basis, Kagayanons gave CSC a rating

M A R AW I C it y - - T h e Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWDARMM) is holding the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Summit 2015 to showc a s e PA M A NA projects and address issues and challenges faced in the implementation of the program. The two-day summit als o s eeks to emp ower project stakeholders and increase their awareness through inputs and discussions on cooperativism, organizational management, and entrepreneurship that would enhance their drive for effective project implementation as well as foster sustainable

of +62. The CSC attributes the high sincerity rating to its campaign against fixers and red tape. De los Reyes said respondents were also asked which of the government initiatives they are most aware of. The anti-fixing and no noon break policy emerged as the top two initiatives. We are amazed with the results of the survey, said CSC Region 10 Assistant Director Noemi Rabe Torres. We are t h an k f u l t o Kagayanons for believing in our sincerity in fighting red tape and corruption, she added. csc/PAGE 9

development. More than 200 representatives from c o m mu n i t y l i v e l i h o o d cooperatives, project implementers, and provincial PAMANA teams from the five provinces of ARMM – Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and TawiTawi – attended the opening day of the summit Monday, September 28. A PAMANA Expo will also be mounted today at the Shariff Kabunsuan Commercial Complex inside the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City to inspire project stakeholders to further promote the program’s objectives. The expo will feature products, photos and success stories. PAMANA/PAGE 11

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hink a minute…A few years ago the Queen of England made a short visit to the United States. She took 4,000 pounds of luggage. The queen had 2 outfits of clothes for each occasion. She took with her 40 pints of blood in case she needed emergency surgery. She brought her own hairdresser, 2 drivers, and many other servants. The queen’s brief visit to America cost 20 million U.S. dollars! Compare that royal entrance to God’s visit to earth. Jesus Christ entered the world in a small animal shed. The newborn King of the world slept in a feed trough for animals. Although the world’s calendar is based on this King’s birth, there were probably more animals to welcome Jesus than people. Jesus’ mother, Mary, was just a 14-15 year old teenage girl who was not married when she became pregnant with Jesus. It was an embarrassing scandal. In fact, if this happened to a teenage girl like Mary today, there is a strong chance Jesus would have been aborted. And Jesus’ hometown was a poor, low-class area. Yet God chose to come like this to show us that even with all the unfair, bad things in life that happen to us, with Jesus in charge of our life everyday, you and I can still have successful,

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yria is like a powder keg. Since some hours, it’s official: Russia carries out airstrikes in Syria. After winning approval to send tro ops abroad, Russian militar y has conducted airstrikes near Homs, a rebel stronghold in Syria. Rebels have slammed R u s s i a’s i n t e r v e n t i o n , cl aiming t he airst r i kes killed civilians. I am writing this piece on Thursday October 1, 2015. L ast night, US officials c on f i r m e d t h at Ru s s i a launched airstrikes near the Syrian city of Homs, known as a rebel stronghold since the early day of the war-torn countr y’s civil war. “They gave us a headsup they were going to start striking in Syria,” a US defense official told AFP news agency. The Russian defense ministry also confirmed the airstrikes. In a c c o r d a n c e w i t h the decision of the Armed Forces Supreme Commander of the Russian Federation, so official press releases, Russian air forces today began pinpoint strikes against ISIS (IS) targets on the ground on the


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territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. The airstrikes follow the Russian Federal C o u n c i l ’s v o t e g i v i n g unanimous approval for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to deploy troops abroad. Allow me to ask: Rebels or militants? Putin’s request did not specify where the troops would be deployed, though Russia has built up its military presence in Syria , where it supports the government forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Khaled Khoja, president of the oppositional Syrian National Coalition, said on his Twitter account that the airstrikes left 36 civilians dead. “A l l t h e t a r g e t s i n today’s Russian air raid over northern Homs were civilians,” Khoja said. Another Twitter account affiliated with the Syrian rebel movement claimed that the civilian deaths included children. The account also said that the airstrikes were targeting rebel headquarters in “liberated areas.” A US official told Reuters news agency that the Russian airstrikes did not appear to

be targeting areas held by the militant group “Islamic State.” So? Assad in or out? The airstrikes follow Putin’s speech to the UN General Assembly on Monday in which he said that Russia was ready to join the “fight against terrorism” and strike “Islamic State” targets. I still remember Putin in telling the UN General Assembly, “We proposed t h at t h e f i g ht a g a i n s t terrorism be incorporated into a binding international document and no country be allowed to use terrorism for the purpose of intervention i n t he af f ai rs of ot he r countries”. Putin has consistently sided with Syria’s al-Assad, telling memb ers of the international community t h at a v i a b l e p o l it i c a l transition must include the Syrian president. However, the question of al-Assad’s inclusion in a political s olut ion has lef t many countries divided, with the US stating that Syria’s future cannot include the Syrian president. French President Francois Hollande also believes al-Assad has no place in a political solution for the war-torn country,

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Filipinos have lost “good manners and right conduct”


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IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron…” (1 Timothy 4:1, the Holy Bible). -ooo WHY IS THE OTHER SI D E I N T H E AYA L A ALABANG ROAD RAGE NOT PUBLISHED? I am intrigued, to say the least, by the fact that newspaper reports about an Ayala Alabang road rage involving a family whose surname is similar to the surname of a powerful political clan in Nueva Ecija seem to have failed to include the side of this family over this incident. Either this is a monumental blunder on the reporters who covered the incident, and their editors as well for they are supposed to give all the sides to a news report, or this could be a deliberate attempt to suppress the truth. So my question is: why is the side of the family who are now portrayed as the villains in the incident not even mentioned? -ooo FILIPINOS HAVE LOST “GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT”: If we

are to believe the version being given now by the supposed victims here, it would appear that, indeed, many Filipinos, particularly the rich and the wealthy, have already irretrievably lost their “good manners and right conduct.” Imagine, the supposed victims were p rof u s e l y c u r s e d w it h invectives, with one of them even being beaten up by the alleged assailants whose family name is similar to the surname of a powerful clan from Nueva Ecija, simply because the victims allegedly blocked the path of the assailants inside the posh Muntinlupa City subdivision.Where have our “good manners and right conduct” gone? Why is it that many Filipinos now seem to be concerned only about their personal comfort and interests, and seem to have adopted an attitude of condescension against others, expecting these others to give way to them at all times? Why have we lost our concern for others? -ooo REMOVAL OF GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT PREDICTED TO HAPPEN: This lack of “good manners and right conduct” is evident in many aspects of Filipino life

these days. And this lack is displayed much more acutely by drivers and motorists who swerve and cut on the roads as if the other drivers owe it to them to give way to them, thereby causing more heavy traffic.Then, this is similarly displayed in wild abandon yet by our officials in government who have no qualms cornering huge public funds, refusing to spend them for projects that would benefit the poor and the country as a whole, and then giving them instead to politicians so they could do the bidding of the powers that be. Why is this lack of “good manners and right conduct” happening? Well, the Bible predicted this to happen---that people will no longer listen to what is good and noble, but would instead become selfish and disrespectful and disobedient to God, because they will instead be listening to the teachings of the devil and deceiving spirits. This is a serious problem, if you ask me! -ooo GOD’S CURSES FOR THOSE WHO LACK GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT: And while we are at it, let me also say that, because of our people’s predilection to turn away from God and from

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San Miguel hopes to more than double revenues in next 5 years SAN MIGUEL CORP. (SMC) plans to more than double its revenues in the next five years, as the diversified conglomerate eyes to grow its businesses and embark on new acquisitions. San Miguel plans to m a k e m ore pu rc h a s e s in the oil and gas sector, beef up its infrastructure business and become a competitive third player in the telecommunications sector, SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang told reporters yesterday. “Today, the revenue of the group of companies, if we consolidate, is about $20 billion. We hope in the next five years, at least maabot natin ‘yung (we can reach) $4050 billion revenues through acquisition and organic growth,” Mr. Ang said on the sidelines of San Miguel Corp.’s 125th anniversary celebration in its headquarters in Ortigas. Led by Mr. Ang, the country’s largest food and beverage company started an aggressive diversification program in 2007 that saw the conglomerate make a series of acquisitions in attractive growth sectors such as infrastructure, fuel and oil, energy, telecommunications and banking. “We will continue to manage our existing businesses and hopefully pursue more acquisitions related to

energy business, build more infrastructure projects for our country, and provide a working telecommunications network,” Mr. Ang said. San Miguel is in talks with Australian firm Telstra Corp. Ltd. to shake up the telecommunications industry dominated by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Globe Telecom, Inc. “The equity contribution of Telstra is not much... Whatever contribution they will put in is nothing to them,” Mr. Ang said. The SMC-Telstra venture will offer voice, text and internet services with focus on mobile-broadband services, he said. “The moment mag-switch on ang telco natin, it will be a superior network... We are building a network that will provide our countrymen a good network that will work,” Mr. Ang said, but declined to provide more details about the discussions. The conglomerate is setting its sights on oil and gas fields overseas and has been in talks with prospects in the past several years, he said. San Miguel s aw its consolidated net income slide by an annual 8% to P16.9 billion in the first half from P18.4 billion, dragged by foreign exchange losses and a slump in sales.


BOITIZ Power Corp. ( Ab oi t i z Po w e r ) has gained further traction overseas as it embarks on another partnership that would allow the company to participate in the development of a hydropower project in Indonesia. This came more than a week after AboitizPower marked it maiden

international venture through the acquisition of a participating stake in a geothermal project in the same Southeast Asian country. In a disclosure yesterday, the listed power firm of the Aboitiz family said it “entered into an agreement with SN Power AS and PT Energi Infranusantara.” The deal involves

AboitizPower’s participation “in the feasibility studies for the exploration and development of a potential 127MW hydropower generation project along the Lariang River in Central Sulawesi.” The proj e c t w i l l b e undertaken by PT Auriga Energi, which holds the license to develop the project. The project company,

Ab o i t i z Po w e r s a i d , i s currently conducting prefeasibility studies for the hydropower venture. Antonio R . Moraza, AboitizPower president and chief operating officer, said in a text message that investment for the project will be determined upon completion of the feasibility studies. foray/PAGE 9

GTCosmetics brings latest papaya lotion to Luzon Cebu-based maker of soaps and skin care products GT Cosmetics Manufacturing, Inc. is now offering GT Papaya Lotion to Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. The GT Cosmetics Papaya Lotion is now also available for the international markets. Engr. Leonora B. Salvane, GTCosmetics Founder and Chief Operating Officer, said that the GT Papaya Lotion can now be bought at Watsons, SM Supermalls, Robinsons Malls, Gaisano Malls, Metro Malls, Mercury Drug, and Prince Hypermart chains, among others. Salvane said the GT Papaya Lotion is distributed

nationwide along with other GTCosmetics products. It is also available abroad in the US and Canada. Recently launched by the cosmetics firm last August, GT Papaya Lotion is a moisturizing and whitening lotion packaged in a smaller, easy to bring along tube intended for the young, active and on-the-go. The three-in-one lotion contains collagen which helps reduce the signs of aging as well as pure papaya enzymes which helps reveal younger skin. “As we celebrate our 21st year, GTCosmetics is diversifying our product

line and expanding our distribution networks as we move towards the ASEAN Integration,” said Salvane. “GTCosmetics is fully ready to harness the opportunities in the emerging markets of Asia offered by the ASEAN integration,” she added. From making only handmade papaya soaps from natural extracts 21 years ago, GTCosmetics now produces more than 700,000 items monthly across its full line of skincare products from moisturizing and bleaching creams, sun block, clarifying toner, and lotions. The cosmetics firm is now

ISO 9001:2008 certified and is proceeding with working on the process of securing other ISO level certifications. According to Salvane, this makes sure the satisfaction of customers by strictly observing of international regulatory standards. G T C o s m e t i c s Ma nu f a c t u r i n g’s t h i r d manufacturing plant which is likewise compliant to global standards is set to be finished by first quarter of 2016. T h e f i r m c u r re nt l y operates 2 factories: the first is an expansion of the Salvane residence in Liloan while the second opened in 2012 in Marilao, Bulacan.

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Greenpeace launches Detox Pilipinas website to monitor chemical and industrial pollution


ANILA -- A day after the c e l e br at i on of International Right to Know Day, Greenpeace Philippines launched Detox Pilipinas (www., an inter ac tive website that features maps and information about chemical spills, leaks and incidents, industrial waste polluters in the Philippines. “Given the many cases of toxic pollution happening everywhere, and usually without people’s knowledge,

it is high time for Filipinos to play an active role and to be aware of the silent threats of chemical and industrial pollution happening in their ow n c om mu n it i e s t hat greatly put their health at risk,” said Abigail Aguilar, Toxics C ampaigner for Greenpeace Philippines. By soliciting the ac t ive p ar t i c ip at i on of stakeholders, Detox Pilipinas hopes to serve as a platform for citizen engagement and to mainstream the issue of toxics and chemical pollution, as well as

encourage the development of local pollution patrols. “For those of us living along the Marikina Riverbanks and constantly exposed to chemical pollution, Detox Pilipinas is an easy and convenient way to get government’s at t e nt i o n a n d a c t i o n ,” said CJ Domasig, a youth volunteer and a member of Teatro Marikeno. “The website is user-friendly a n d a g o o d s o u rc e o f information.” Together with its partner communities, Greenpeace

is also calling on the government to implement e f f e c t i v e p o l i c i e s t h at will curb and eliminate pollution. The group is working on a memorandum of cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natura l R es ources (DENR) and the Laguna Lake Development Au t h o r i t y ( L L DA ) t o forge a partnership in comonitoring and acting on the reported hotspots. “Greenpeace’s effort to end industrial pollution through Detox Pilipinas

should indeed be lauded. As our country progresses, an interactive online platform is certainly an effective way to engage stakeholders of communities, industries and the government towards working for this noteworthy cause,” said Rep. Marcelino Teodoro, author of House Bill 5192 or the Philippine Po l l u t a nt R e l e a s e a n d Transfer Registry (PPRTR) Bill. Aside from monitoring, Detox Pilipinas will also include various chemical p o l lut i on e x p o s é s an d

reports done by Greenpeace and other citizen journalists. Greenpeace also envisions the website to be a springboard that will engage with identified companies to disclose chemicals that they use in their production. Detox Pilipinas is also supported by Presidential Adviser for Environmental C onc e r ns and L L DA G e n e r a l Ma n a g e r S e c . Nereus Acosta, Ang Nars Partylist Rep. Leah Paquiz, government officials, civil society organizations, and community partners. (PNA)

Climate change must DavOrg vows as environmental communicators of Environment and Natural Davao Oriental through the remain ‘top priority’ Resources (DENR) and the DavOrg. TAGUM CITY, Davao del of the environment in the Philippine Information DavOrg is a network of ahead of Paris summit Norte -- Members of the prov i n c e a s Volu nt e e r Agency (PIA) for the Project government communicators Davao Oriental Information Officers on Information Monitoring and Coordinating from local government units By Michael Uy

NEW YORK -- Addressing climate change must remain the highest concern for the international community, Secretary of State John Kerry said at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in New York on Tuesday. The goal of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris is to reach for the first time a legally binding global climate agreement. “D e s pit e a l l of t h e challenges that we face and there are many, addressing the global threat imposed by climate change has to remain the absolute top priority.” Kerr y went on to outline progress made over the past year, including the first ever limits imposed on the amount of harmful

c ar b on p ol lut i on U. S . power plants can emit into the atmosphere. Wit h t he muchanticipated UN Climate Change Conference set to take place in Paris in December, Kerry added t he re re m ai ns a g re at deal of work to do for all nations. “These and other me asures are bui lding critical momentum,” Kerry explained. “We have a lot of hard work ahead of us to do in the next days.” Some 36 participants at the up coming Paris c on fe re n c e , i n c lu d i n g Au s t r a l i a , Ru s s i a , t h e Un ite d St ate s and E U member states, have already submitted their goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (PNA/Sputnik)

Students from the Cagayan de Oro City National High School plant mangrove propagules after collecting garbage at Barangay Bulua in Cagayan de Oro City in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up 2015 on September 19 spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR10) with the theme “Bayanihan para sa Malinis na Katubigan at Karagatan.” photo supplied

O f f i c e r s O r g a n i z at i o n (DavOrg) pledged, September 29, in Governor Generoso to be protectors and defenders

and Communication for the Environment (VOICE). The VOICE was initially launched by the Department

Center (PMCC) Project Diwalwal in Compostela Valley Province last July 2015 and was now expanded to

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Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano (seated, third from right) pays a visit to the Eid Al Adha celebration of the Turkish community in Cagayan de Oro City led by Rizal Derindag (second from right). photo by mark francisco

Vice Governor Pelaez lauds the success of the 2nd “A Happy MisOr” Student Leadership Training

VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ was delighted at the outcome of the 2nd “A Happy MisOr” Student Leadership Training which he organized in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepE d) Div isions of Misamis Oriental, Gingoog City and El Salvador City. The Leadership Training was hosted by Laguindingan National High School. The two-day activity, which was held last September 25-26, 2015, was participated by more than 1000 high school studentleaders and their respective teacher-advisers from all over the Province. Their participation was authorized by DepEd Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco of MisOr, Dr. Myrna T. Castaños of Gingoog City and Dr. Cora T. Asa of El Salvador City. With the theme, “STUDENT LEADERSHIP: Making Our LIVES (L e a der s h ip. I nte g r it y. Vision. Excellence. Service.) Better,” the whole activity consisted of five plenary sessions, each focusing on the meaning of the acronym LIVES. The f irst session was facilitated by Mr. Matthew R. Basabe, a Motivational Speaker and Founder of #HYPERCEBU, who talked about the topic “We are all Leaders”. The second session t ac k le d “I nteg r it y : t he Wholeness of Leading” which was facilitated by the former Central Student Government (CSG) President of Xavier University and presently the Communications Officer of STEAG State Power Inc., Mr. Jerome R. Soldevilla. The third session’s speaker was Mr. Benralph S. Yu, a Nutrition Specialist of

Nestlé Philippines, Inc. who discussed the topic “Hugot Lines of a Leader with a Vision”. A ssist a nt Prov i ncia l Planning and Development Coordinator of Misamis Oriental, Dr. Josefino ‘Jojo’ S. Bascug took charge of the fourth session and talked about “Climate Leadership: How Student-Leaders Can Help M it igate C l i mate Change”. The last session was facilitated by Ms. Liezel F. Salera, President of Invest Mindanow, Inc. who talked about “Defining Excellence in Leading”. Ms. Salera and Messrs. B a s ab e a nd Yu a re a l l pro duc t s of le adersh ip trainings and environmental camps organized by Vice G over nor Pel ae z w hen he was still the Executive Director of the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs of the Department of Education. “I am very happy that we have su r pa s sed t he number of participants of the leadership training last year. I am hoping that as we continue to empower our youth, the number of participants will grow,” Vice Governor Pelaez said. “I have been organizing leadership trainings for free for Misamis Oriental, Gingoog City and El Salvador City, including Cagayan de Oro City, when I was in DepEd. This year’s training is the second only as Vice Governor of the P rov i nc e ,” a dde d Vic e Governor Pelaez. It will be recalled that the 1st Student Leadership Tr a i n i n g i n Ta g o l o a n Central School which was attended by more than 800 participants coincided, more or less, with his first year as Vice Governor.

2nd A HAPPY MISOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and PROVINCIAL BOARD SECRETARY ATTY. ERNESTO R. SOTTO, JR. award a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. JEROME R. SOLDEVILLA during the 2nd A Happy MisOr Student Leadership Training at the Laguindingan National High School. Mr. Soldevilla was one of the Resource Speakers who spoke about the importance of integrity among leaders. The student leadership training has been the advocacy of Vice Governor Pelaez to reinforce the leadership skills of the students in the Province. supplied photo

Poblacion 2, Villanueva gets P150T aid By Micka Victoria

Some P15o thousand in aid was released to Poblacion 2, Villanueva, Monday this week. Governor Bambi Emano turned over the check to Barangay Chairman Ferdinand Agravante together with his barangay kagawads., in the presence of othe officials of the

provincial government. “Dako kaayo among pasalamat kang Gov. Bambi kay iya ming gihatagan ani nga ayuda. Dako kaayo ni nga tabang sa amuang barangay,” said Agravante. The annual budget of barangay Poblacion 2 has not been approved by the national government

forcing the said barangay to tap other sources for its survival. The Villanueva municipal mayor has been helpless to respond to this critical problem of the barangay. “Pasalamat gyud mi ni Gob. Emano kay wala niya tan-awa ang politika sa among mga punuan sa lungsod; kanunay siya ga tubag sa among mga kalisud,”

Bar. Chair. Agravante added. The sincerity of the Governor to serve the people of the province is shown in this particular instant: though belonging to different political parties, Gov. Bambi Emano did not hesitate to give aid to Poblacion 2, Villanueva known to be under the influence of Mayor Julio Uy.

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IPs received assistance The Organic Agriculture, a special project of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Office 10 ( DA - 1 0 ) spearheaded the turn-over of farm inputs and facilities to the Hineleban Foundation, Inc. recently held at Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon in support to the Indigenous People Farming Food Security Model Project for the eight (8) community tribes of Bukidnon, namely: Higaonon, B u k i d n o n , T a l a a n d i g , M a n o b o , Tigwahanon, Matigsalug, and Umayamnon. To address the food security and livelihood of the IP communities and to preserve and restore watersheds and mountain ranges

of Kitangland, Katalungan, Pantaron and M a ti g s a l o g , the indigenous cultural communities of Bukidnon are focusing on reforestation and watershed protection through agroforestry, commercial forestry, and agribusiness to sustain livelihood improvements through the assistance granted by DA. With a total project worth P465,412, the beneficiaries received lowland and upland vegetable seeds, corn & adlai seeds, vermicast, mushroom fruiting bags, cacao & coffee seedlings, organic fertilizer and 2 unit mobile shredder. The IPs are also recipients of tilapia

DA UnderSecretary for Special Concerns Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assisted by Mr. Armando Arcamo of the BSWM turned-over Certificate of Ownership (establishment of abaca nursery & training, provision of mushroom spawns, livestock & poultry, inputs/provisions for fishery) to Datu Jimboy Catawanan , tribal leader of Matigsalug tribe of San Fernando, Bukidnon; release of tilapia fingerlings and tribal members receiving the mobile shredder. photo supplied

fingerlings and native chicken and piglets from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Bureau of Animal Industry, respectively. O t h e r DA

participating attached agencies are: Agricultural Training Institute, Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Bureau of Plant Industry, Philippine Fiber Industry

Development Authority, Bureau of Animal Industry. T h e s a i d event was also participated by DA-Office of Special Concerns staff, PNP Chief of Bukidnon, P/S Supt.

Edgar Daniel, Jr., PAO Alson Quimba, local government units of Lantapan, Malaybalay and San Fernando and community members of the different tribes. # SVAdecer

looks into issues DA-12 assures more support DA affecting poultry, for region’s coffee industry livestock sectors GENERAL Santos City -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 12 plans to increase its investments for the region’s coffee industry in 2016 to preserve the area’s position as the country’s top coffee producer. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, DA Region 12 executive direc tor, said the y are currently working on various supp or t pro g r ams and projects to further improve local coffee production as well as the processing and marketing of coffee products. She said they are also coordinating with various

government agencies for the provision of convergence services and assistance to the region’s coffee farmers and producers. She specifically cited the help from the departments of Trade and Industr y, Science and Technology, Environment and Natural Resources, and Agrarian Reform. She disclosed that in the last five years DA-12 released some Php31.74 million worth of grants to support the expansion activities within the industry. The aid f unde d t he

construction of seven units of coffee roasting facilities worth Php10.5 million and the delivery of 56 units of coffee dehuller worth Php7.28 million, 40 units of coffee depulper worth Php3.4 million and 528,000 pieces of coffee planting materials worth Php10.56 million. D atu k an s ai d t h e s e grants were coursed through the Soccsksargen Coffee Alliance (SCA), which is the region’s recognized industry grouping. “We will continue to provide the necessary support to the industry to make sure

that it remains viable and competitive,” she said at the sidelines of the twoday 2nd Regional Coffee Congress here that ended on Wednesday. Around 300 coffee local industr y players joined the congress, which was spearheaded by the SCA and DA-12. The congress’ theme was “Kape-yapaan: Susi sa matagumpay at Maunlad na Pamayanan Tungo sa ASEAN Integration.” Dr. Dante Eugenio, SCA chairperson, lauded the support/PAGE 9

NFA in GenSan, Sarangani start list-up for ‘food guardians’ GENERAL Santos City - - T h e Nat i on a l Fo o d Authority (NFA) here and nearby Sarangani Province has started enlisting local residents to become “food guardians.” Edegary Roncal, NFA Sarangani-General Santos manager, said Thursday the move is part of the agency’s efforts to sign up one million volunteers throughout the country to serve as “food guardians.”

She said the volunteers are mainly tasked to help the government’s initiatives in preventing profiteering and ensuring the stability of rice supply and prices. “As fo o d guardi ans, we will ensure that rice shall always be available, affordable, accessible and safe for the consuming public,” she said. Roncal said the campaign includes the promotion of the proper consumption of

rice to prevent wastage. She said studies showed that at least 3.3 kilograms of rice are wasted by each Filipino on an annual basis. Such translate to a total wastage of 330 million metric tons that is valued at around P27 million, she said. The official said residents who want to join the campaign only needs to visit the NFA offices in the city and in Sarangani. After signing up, she

said the volunteers will be required to sign at the agency’s pledge wall, which also lists their specific tasks as “food guardians.” The agency has prepared “fun kits” that contain t-shirts, fans and NFA food guides for the “food guardian” signees or volunteers, she said. A project briefer said the volunteers will undergo trainings and seminars on the rules and regulations in nfa/PAGE 9

D AVA O C i t y - - T h e livestock industry sector of Davao Region gets i mme d i ate re sp ons e to issues about deficiency in the operating system that hinders their animal and poultry production. In an interview with Dr. Rafael Mercado, assistant regional director for Research and Development a n d R e g u l at i on of t h e Department of Agriculture (DA) XI, it was learned that DA Secretary Proceso Alcala immediately addressed the issue during the focus group discussion of industry leaders in last week’s Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) 2015. He assured the sector to talk to the airline companies to provide space for day old chicks to be transported to Davao City from Manila. The poultry sector was concerned on the delay of shipment of day-old chicks as 20 to 30 percent of them die due to lack of ventilation. Mercado said that during the focus group discussion, Alcala also promised to put up a breeder farm in Mindanao where newly-

hatche d ch i ck s w i l l b e delivered to production farms with less or no stress and in good condition. “We are negotiating with the airlines on the reduction of transport costs and better airline facilities of dayold chicks from Manila to their market destinations in Mindanao,” Mercado quoted Alcala. Alcala had a stronger partnership with private and government sectors resulting to the development of a roadmap for livestock and poultry industry that envisioned clustering with corn and feedmill sectors. Alcala said they had maintained close ties between Davao’s livestock and poultry sector through frequent consultations. Alcala is looking forward to the establishment of more public private partnerships and international cooperative efforts on food safety research and policy reforms, establishment of production and postharvest infrastructure and other concerns not only on livestock and poultry, but the whole agricultural value chain. (PNA)

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The Survey of Enterprises was conducted by SWS with support from the Integrity for Investments Initiative (i3) and funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with the National Competitiveness Council and The Asia Foundation. The survey was conducted from November 14, 2014 to May 12, 2015, involving face-to-face interview of executives of 966 companies, 325 of whom were randomly drawn Large enterprises, and 641 were randomly drawn Small and Medium enterprises. The sample enterprises were drawn from seven study areas: Metro Manila (356), Metro Angeles (101), Cavite-Laguna-Batangas (101), Metro Iloilo (100), Metro Cebu (100), Metro Davao (101), and Cagayan de Oro-Iligan (107). (APB/ PIA-10)

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“This is preliminary work, which can take several years before construction when the large expenditure actually happens,” Mr. Moraza said. “Gestation for large hydro (projects) can be about eight years,” he added. This venture serves as the company’s second project outside the Philippines, the first one being a potential geothermal project also in

Indonesia. AboitizPower’s wholly owned Ab oitizPower Inter nat iona l Pte. Ltd. last Sept. 18 entered into an ag re ement w it h PT Medco Power Indonesia to participate in the exploration an d d e ve l opm e nt of a potential 100-MW greenfield geothermal plant in East Java. T he proj e c t w i l l b e undertaken through PT Medco Cahaya Geothermal, which is a subsidiary of PT Medco Power Indonesia. Mr. Moraza said then that AboitizPower will take in a 49% interest in the project, which is currently in the exploratory stage. AboitizPower -- which is one of three power generators in the Philippines -- has been exploring expansion opportunities in Southeast Asia. “We’re basically looking at Indonesia as an opportunity. We’ve seen people and we’ve introduced ourselves but there’s nothing firm yet,” AboitizPower Chief Executive Officer Erramon I. Aboitiz said earlier. Aside from Indonesia, officials then said Myanmar, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea are also within the company’s radar. AboitizPower currently has an attributable power portfolio totaling about 2,300 MW -- involving coal, geothermal, hydropower and oil-based facilities. The firm committed to have a portfolio of around 4,000 MW in the next five years as it continues to explore expansion opportunities

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 Gingoog City IN RE: PETITION for the CANCELLATION SPL. PROC. No. 441-2015 from the RECORDS of DUPLICATE Of Birth Certificate of KIM ESPIGA CALIBO and CORRECTION of NAME & Parents Name from KIM ESPEGA CALIBO to KIM ESPIGA CALIBO and from FOCASIO Y. CALIBO and ARCELE A. ESPEGA to HISAMITSU KUBOTA and ENA ESPIGA CALIBO KIM ESPIGA CALIBO, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GINGOOG CITY, Respondent. X-------------------------------/ ORDER The petition being sufficient in form and substance, the same is given due course. Let the hearing of this petition be set on NOVEMBER 25, 2015 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Any interested party may oppose the petition within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition or from the last day of publication whichever comes first. The Clerk of Court is directed to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Likewise, let copy of this Order and Petition be furnished the office of the Solicitor General, the Deputy City Prosecutor, the Local Civil Register of Gingoog City.


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As a kick-off activity being the VOICE, the members of the DavOrg conducted yesterday a clean-up drive at Brgy. Tibanban, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. The activity was participated by PIA XI Regional Director Efren Elbanbuena. (PIA11, Michael Uy)

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continuing support rendered to the industry by DA-12 and other government agencies.

“Being the top producer of coffee is already an indication of the overwhelming support that we have been receiving from the government,” he said. Region 12 emerged as country’s top coffee producer last year after posting a total production of 28,891 metric tons (MT). Datukan said the region has a total of 27,940 hectares of coffee plantations that yield an average of 1.03 MT per hectare. C it i ng a Ph i l ippi ne Statistics Authority (PSA) report, the DA official said the country’s coffee production dropped by 5.7 percent in the first half of the year or from 9,470 MT in 2014 to 8,930 MT this year. Region 12 remained the top coffee producer with 4,290 MT, which was equivalent to 48 percent of the national output, she added.(PNA)

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projects, among them the Bantay Bigas. “Any resident can become a food guardian as long as they will be willing to promote and observe the no rice wastage campaign and the other advocacies of the program,” Roncal added. (PNA)

Education is a Treasure By Rosie M. Larayos Teacher – II Pangantucan Elementary School Pangantucan, Bukidnon

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 43 Gingoog City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE File No. 207 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118, filed by 1st VALLEY BANK, INC., with principal address at Baroy, Lanao, del Norte and a Branch office at Brgy. 22, Gingoog City, against SPS. AURORA and PERFECTO DANTE of Brgy. 24-A, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, to satisfy the Mortgagee indebtedness which as of September 23, 2015 have amounted to THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE PESOS AND 67/100 (Php 350,735.67) embracing the principal, interest and other charges and excluding foreclosure expenses and other fees incurred in the foreclosure proceedings, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for CASH on December 1, 2015 at 8:00 o’clock in the morning to 4: 00 o’clock in the afternoon at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Dugenio St., Gingoog City, the following properties with all the improvements existing thereon, to wit:

Education is life for sans it, life could be uncertain. Life is dark without education. There is no learning and understanding. Teachers’ role is to teach and shape children to be better individuals in the society. They train them good manners and right conduct. They teach them the true worth of having values. Teachers also introduce them to basic learning that are helpful for children as they grow older. Teachers inspire children and impart them knowledge because they know how valuable education is. Education is treasure to each human being. Either on busy days

or midst sleepless nights, teachers ought to stand an d c om m it t o t h e i r re sp ons ibi l it i e s . Su ch responsibilities involve teaching the fundamentals and values young ones should live in life. They know that this kind of sacrifice is not just for the present but for the future as well – for future leaders of the society. Thus, as a teacher, this is my commitment to the human race: to imbue in the minds and hearts of our pupils that education is life. I must give them education they deserve. After all, this is the every thrust of teachers: s e l f l e s s c om m it m e nt , selfless passion and selfless teaching.

RPMS: In an aim to deliver excellent service By Criscelia M. Cruz Teacher III Luz Banzon Elementary School

In the pursuit to provide high quality service in terms of content, delivery, system and reach, Department of Education implement measures such as ResultsTRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE bas ed Performance Management System. A PARCEL OF RESIDENTIAL LAND ( LOT 121-L, RPMS was based on PSD-104308-016022, being a portion of lot 121, PCSCivil Service Commission’s 5848), situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, City of Gingoog, Strategic Performance Province of Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao, containing an area of Three Hundred Thirty (330) square meters, Management System more or less. that is implemented to All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned apply uniformity among on the above stated date and time. government agencies. In the event the public auction should not take place This system reflects on the said date, it shall be held on the next working day the idea that if there is a without further notice, posting and republication clear vision and strategy, so The prospective buyer/s may investigate for themselves the title of the herein described property/ properties and that people performing the the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. tasks can easily understand Gingoog City, September 29, 2015. the rationale behind a made decision. It aims to FOR THE EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF provide transparency, in which people are given BY: information of the job they (SGD.) FLORA C. PEREZ Sheriff IV have. RTC-Branch 43 It also helps ensure Gingoog City st r ate g i c , re sp ons ive, and effective delivery of BWM: October 2, 9 & 16, 2015

services of all levels in education department so that in result, the i mp l e m e nt at i on of a learner-centered school, school-based management system and the K to 12 strategies could be effective and productive. There are four stages under RPMS. These are performance planning and commitment, performance monitoring and coaching, performance review and evaluation, and finally, performance rewarding and planning. Each of this stage targets enhancement on execution of tasks among performing individuals. The conduct of RPMS in entire DepEd community is another step to continuous progress. It eyes not just improvement on service delivery or on DepEd at large, for it is also a tool of individual improvement.


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“Whole of the National Initiative (WNI),” composed of all concerned stakeholders that took an active participation in bringing electricity in one of the farflung villages of the town of Balingasag, 52 kilometers east of Cagayan De Oro City. Capt. Partick Martinez, spokesperson of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said Thursday that among the participants is the local government of unit of Misamis Oriental, private companies such as STEAG Power, Energy Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Soriano Philippines Community Health Foundation. He said that the village of Lantad became a mute witness to bloody armed skirmishes between the communist rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) and the government troops at the height of the insurgency in the mid-seventies. The military regained total control of the communist guerilla turf in the mid-90s after hundreds of military operations that cost the lives and limbs of both the government troops, the NPA fighters, and residents of the Higa-ono tribe in Lantad and neighboring villages. Since then, both the national and local government unit pulled their resources together to alleviate the plight of the IPs in Lantad, about 16 kilometers southeast of Balingasag, a central coastal town east of Misamis Oriental. Martinez said that the electrification project became possible through the support of the 58th Infantry Battalion, the 403rd Infantry Brigade and the 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. Maj. Gen. Oscar T. Lactao, commander of the Army’s 4ID, pushed the realization of the project endeavor to help the less-fortunate Lumad brothers in Misamis Oriental, Martinez said. During the ceremonial switch-on, Lactao said that poverty is one of the causes of the insurgency. “Thus, aside from farmt o - m ar ke t ro a d , w at e r system, education, livelihood program, and health, electricity and power are one of the infrastructures that have a very high impact on poverty reduction,” Lactao said. He said that the WNI brought the government projects to Misamis Oriental’s deprived tribal communities as part of the government’s advo c ac y t hat “wa l ang maiiwan sa bayan ni Juan,” (no one in the country would be left behind), Lactao said. The project with the theme: ”Pakigtambayayong Alang sa Kahiusahan ug Mahayag nga Kaugmaon” (A unified effort for peace and vibrant future) aims to promote peace and uplift the living conditions of our marginalized Indigenous People. (PNA)

4, at the Activity Center of Ayala Centrio Mall, in Cagayan de Oro City. CDO’s BPI Family auto loan offer is considered the biggest of its kind yet, as it now runs online via, since September 1 up to October 15, 2015, and spans to eight shopping malls and eight BPI branch venues in major cities across the country. “Actually, this has been staged for more than a decade already, and BPI Family Bank has been the leader in terms of excellent, fast, turn-around promo, which we call BPI Family Auto Madness,” Tyrene T. Luger, senior Manager, BPI Family Bank Business Center, said. Luger said, of the nine BPI Family Bank Business Centers all over the country, BPI Family Bank-CDO is the number one provincial business center in the country. “We of fe r t he mo st affordable package that our customers will like. It’s zero, or how many percent down payment, depending on the parameters that they (customers) will qualify in. So, we make sure that these promo will be affordable to our clients,” Luger said. A n r i oj e an P. Tut or, a ss i st ant m an age r and account officer of the BPI Family Savings Bank local branch, said, at least 15 auto dealers are participating in the event. These are Chevrolet CDO under the dealership of Grand Cars Inc., Honda Cars CDO Inc., Foton under Magnet Motors, Peugot Greencars Inc., Tata Motors,

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND QUITCLAIM Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late CAMILO T. OBGUIA, who died intestate without leaving any will and no known debts which have not been settled up to this time and left a parcel of land situated at Villa Flora Subd. Cugman Cagayan de Oro and registered under TCT No. 73859, identified as Lot 30, Block No. 29 Survey No. 2452023 of the Registry of Deeds of Cagayan de Oro; That the above-named parties have agreed as they hereby agree to the partition and adjudication of the above-described property, their respective shares, interest and participation extra-judicially among themselves; WHEREAS, said CHUCK RYAN A. OBGUIA, have agreed to waive all his rights and interests over all his share of the above-described property in favor of his mother REGINA A. OBGUIA, Filipino, of legal age, widow and residing at B29 L30 Villa Flora Subd. Cugman Cagayan de Oro; NOW THEREFORE, for aforecited consideration, and by virtue of these presents, said CHUCK RYAN A. OBGUIA, do hereby WAIVE, RENOUNCE and QUITCLAIM in favor of his mother REGINA A. OBGUIA , her heirs, assigns and successors-in-interest, all his rights and interest in his share of the above described property, for all legal intents and purposes; is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND QUITCLAIM under the notary public of Atty. MANUEL J. ADLAWAN , As per Doc. No. 71; Page No.15 ;Book No. XXX1; Series of 2015. BWM: Sept. 25 Oct. 2 & 9, 2015

Ford - Millenium Cars Inc., Kia - Greencars Inc., Mazda - MGM Motors, Hyundai CDO, Nissan Distributors Inc., Subaru - Autocentral Inc., Suzuki - Autocentral Inc., Toyota CDO Inc., and Isuzu Cebu Southern Motors Inc. “Aside from auto, we also sell housing loans, business loans, and also personal loans,” Tutor said. Tutor said last year, they received a lot of applications, even as they are hoping that it would be doubled this year. She said, as much as possible, BPI Family Bank wants to have an AutoMadness event every year. Last year, it was held at the Limketkai Center. Nationwide, car buyers will go wild over the super low loan rates, free comprehensive insurance and over 500 car models offered during the BPI AutoMadness. “With the successful turnout of our previous BPI AutoMadness events, we are committed for continuously come up with better offer to make car ownership more affordable and very convenient to every Filipino family. We want to make the best happen for Filipinos planning to buy their brand new car, may they be here or abroad,” says Pepe Carlo, vice president and head of BPI Family Auto Loan Division. Aside from the one at Centrio Mall Ayala in CDO, the whole family can have

an enjoyable experience shopping for their new car by visiting the BPI AutoMadness events happening in strategic locations around the country. For those outside the country, BPI Auto Loan makes the BPI AutoMadness accessible to them 24/7 through the website www. All the participating car brands and special car offers can be accessed anytime and anywhere through any webenabled smartphones, PC, tablets or laptops for truly convenient shopping. --With a report from Mark Francisco

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PAMANA is the national g o v e r n m e n t’s f l a g s h i p program under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to strengthen peace-building as well as reconstruction and development in conflictaffected areas in selected pr ior it y reg ions in t he country. It builds on a framework that seeks to optimize and harmonize the efforts of s t at e an d n on - s t at e actors in conflict areas. It complements current efforts in achieving just political settlement in all conflicts through negotiations. The DSWD-ARMM has b een implementing the PAMANA Program since 2012. It has implemented

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF File No. 2015-165 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT FUND ( PAG-IBIG) with branch Office at Pag-ibig Fund Bldg., J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City against PANTINOPLE C. CASTILLANO, JR. married to MARYFE V. CASTILLANO, of legal age, Filipino citizen, with postal address at Lot 10, Block 22 Libertylc Woodland Heights Subdivision, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 6, 2015. Amounts to THREE HUNDRED THRITY EIGHT THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO PESOS & 38/100 PESOS ( P 338,972.38), Philippine Currency, inclusive of interests, and penalty charges, the undersigned will sell at public auction on October 29, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Regional Trial Court, Office of the Clerk of Court, Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager check and in Philippine Currency, the following property described below including all existing improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-192900 Lot : Portion of Lot : As surveyed for : Heights) Land use : Location :

Lot 10, Block 22, Psd-10-044328 2833-B, Psd-10-042604 Liberty Land Corporation ( Woodland Residential Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City

the PAMANA communitydriven development/ livelihood assistance projects in all the provinces of ARMM targeting a total of 2,159 communities with 386 barangays as pilot areas. To date, all pilot areas have fully implemented cycles 1 to 3 projects. The p r o g r a m’s coverage has exp ande d to 1,773 barangays in 81 municipalities. The cycle 1 of the expansion is now 96 percent complete and is currently in the process of turning over project inputs to program participants. Simultaneously, target b arangays have st ar te d submitting project proposals for implementation this year. Ta i r a n L i v e l i h o o d Producers Cooperatives


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is among the beneficiaries of the PAMANA in the province of Basilan. The cooperative is a recipient of seaweed farming project from where its 30 members earn their living. It is based in Brgy. Tairan in Lantawan, a third-class municipality. Bhen Isik, 45, the president of the Tairan cooperative said the project is beneficial to cooperative members. Isik added their economic conditions have somehow eased because of the project. A Bagsakan Center was built in the barangay where seaweed products of the cooperatives are sold. A multipurpose hall was also erected, where meetings and conventions of the cooperative are held. (BPI/ APB/PIA-10)

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 13-2015

Upon Exta-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, file by PHILMEN’S CREDIT CORP., with business address at Door 3 Trinidad Building II, Osmeña-Luna Ext., Cagayan de Oro City, against EMERITA E. BLAKEMORE, of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of July 7, 2014 amounts to TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TEN PESOS ( Php 2,760,210.00) Philippine Currency inclusive of interest and penalty charges and expenses of foreclosure the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on Novemeber 11, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin Hall of Justice, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following properties to wit: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 9269 “ A parcel of land ( Lot 4986, Case 9, Cad. 473) situated in the barangay of Bug-ong, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, bounded on the NW., along line 1-2, by lot 4987; on the NE., and S., along lines 2-3-4, by Barangay Road; and on the W., along line 4-1, by lot 5331 all of Cad. 473, Mambajao, Camiguin , Beginning at a point marked “ 1” on the plan being S. 74 deg. 32’W., 3,905.57 m. BLLM No. 1. “ Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FORTY THREE ( 1,403) Square Meters.“ ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 9270 “ A parcel of land ( Lot 4988, C-9 Cad 473). Situated in the barangay of Bug-ong, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin. Bounded on the E., along lines 6-12-3, by lot 5002; on the S., and SW., along lines 3-4-5 by Barangay Road; and on the NW., along lines 5-6. By lot 4989, all of Cad. 473, Mambajao Cadastre. Beginning at as point marked “ 1” on the plan being s. 74 deg. 03’W., 3821.44 m. from BLLM No. 1, cad 473. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE (1,595) square meters. “ TAX DECLARATION NO. 0711029 “ A parcel od agricultural land located at Upper Bugong. Mambajao, Camiguin with all the improvements found thereon, covered with Tax Declaration No. 0711029, declared in the name of BLAKEMORE, EMERITA EBARLE, with the following boundaries : North – lot 4984 Antonio Madarieta ; South – lot No. 4986 Quirico and Sebastian Babia; East – Barangay Agoho and on West – lot 5331 Juana Cabalang, Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND THIRTY FOUR ( 1,034) Square Meters more or less. “

Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN (187) SQUARE METERS, more or less, more or less, registered in the name of PANTINOPLE C. CASTILLANO, JR. married to MARYFRE V. CASTILLANO. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title here-in aboved-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, September 14, 2015.

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



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In the event that the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day without further notice, posting , and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Mambajao, Camiguin this 14th day of February 2014.

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SM Malls Celebrate Mindanao’s Colors and Culture As Mindanao’s key cities come alive with its festivals of bounty, SM malls in the island fired on all cylinders by holding events that align vibrant lifestyles with colorful local culture, gathering locals and tourists alike for a 2015 to remember. SM malls painted Mindanao with vivid colors

SM City General Santos winning float at the Tuna Festival

with sights and sounds to behold in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos City in the festive months of August and September. Food and the Arts As the Kadayawan celebrations in Davao came to a full swing last August, SM City Davao

lit up the fashion runway with fresh takes on uniquely Mindanawon style with the 10th installation of the most anticipated fashion competition in the region: Moda Mindanao. Young designers and their ingenious interpretations CULTURE

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Italpinas joins PAFTOG 10-led Tree Planting Activity in Indahag Italpinas Development Corporation’s (IDC) premier green property in Northern Mindanao, Primavera Residences, has recently partnered with the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group 10 (PAF-TOG 10) in their aim to conserve the environment through a tree planting activity in Sitio Calacapan, Brgy. Indahag last 26 September 2015. “As leaders to sustainable developments, it is our promise to the people that we continue to build

and rebuild communities through being frontrunners and supporters to the city’s environment advocacies. Through these activities, we can bring people together in attaining our goals in ensuring environmental sustainability,” Cesar Stefan Rago, IDC’s Public Relations and Marketing Officer, declared. Supported by different schools, colleges, universities, government and private offices, PAF-TOG 10 has successfully planted 1000 assorted seedlings as reinforcement

to the National Greening Program of the government to increase the awareness of the civilian populace in sustaining the environment through activities like this. “It is our delight to continue conducting tree planting activities to showcase/highlight PAF’s continuous support to the different programs of other agencies to help preserve the environment which, in a way, supports the AFP Internal Peace and Security Plan’s (IPSP) ‘Bayanihan’,” Lt. Col. Leo

A Fontanilla, PAF (GSC) Group Commander, said. Italpinas Development Corporation has been in the forefront of sustainable developments and passive green architecture. IDC has won numerous local and international awards for its highperformance design—featuring the best principles of passive cooling technology: shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance. Its

flagship development, Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro, has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on overall energy consumption. Built in 2012, the multiawarded building is located in a master-planned community in uptown Cagayan de Oro. It has been effectively on the lead in promoting green advocacies in the city.

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by Techy Romantics, Up Dharma Down, Skymarines and BP Valenzuela which went side by side with the food stall exhibits by La Bodeguita, Don Durian, Classio Pizzza, Crazy Cook, Kushiya, Alibaba Shawarma, Backyard Burger, Café El Gato, JR Pastry, Carmela, Osvaldo’s, Cellar de Boca; and Manila’s Jam Foods and Stellina’s Lemonades. Through events like this, SM Lanang and DGC hopes to headline food tourism in Davao, inviting food lovers from all over the country, and making Davao a food destination. Flavorful eats, after all, abound Davao. The performing arts shared also had its own spotlight (literally) as Ballet Philippines 2 came to town to stage Master Pieces, a mixed bill showcasing a collection of some of the group’s most acclaimed works--from neoclassical works, to contemporary dances, and excerpts from fulllength modern balletspieces.

200,000 Kagay-anons. This year, participating groups went all out in showcasing the beauty and synergy of fireworks and music. Contingents came from as far as Manila, Cebu, Iligan, Dumaguete, GenSan, and Bulacan. The grand prize winner was the group from Cagayan de Oro who brilliantly painted the sky with luminous patterns and streaks of light, while filling the air with pleasant sound pieces that enlivened and excited the audience's aural senses. Meanwhile, 40 small-medium scale enterprises were on focus in the mall’s atrium in the Kahimunan Trade Fair, a project of the Department of Trade and Industry Region X with SM City Cagayan de Oro. The fair featured products from Northern Mindanao—from processed food, handcrafted items, fashion accessories, beverages, spices and condiments and organic products. This annual activity aims to promote SMEs, assisting them to generate sales and to meet new buyers, while also giving opportunity to test the market with the prototype and burgeoning products.

All Things Tuna Not to be left behind, SM City General Santos took part in the General Santos’ Tuna Festival during the first week of September by joining the float parade and being declared as the best. For the third year now, the city’s leading mall bagged the Best Tuna Float Award. “From the sweet sirens of 2013 and the joyful jellyfishes of 2014 come a novel and extravagant union of all sea treasures this yearcelebrating the glorious creation of various fishes and sea creatures, rejoicing the gleeful creation of floras and faunas- with the city’s unique and rich tribal ancestry sparkled by the radiant culture of General Santos City. SM City General Santos is here to provide quality facilities and services, from food, fashion, and entertainment at all times; maximizing its resources and dedicating its time and effort to luster the unwavering passion and flame in the city. Thoroughly blending ancient to modern, SM City General Santos overcomes the tides of its existence and realizes one of the many possibilities,” The SM Store Marketing Manager, Ms. Jacynth Bernaldo describes the winning float.

More tuna came on the way in the mall’s Chill and Grill Tuna Festival, the only event that highlighted the tuna products during the festival week held at the mall’s The Fountain Court. Mouthwatering tuna products and other grilled foods were served to delighted Generals and local tourists while listening to the entertaining performance of top local bands. There so food places to choose from: Ranchero, A Taste of Singapore, Mama Titay’s Barbecue, Splash Corner, Jem’s Grill, Sibling’s Bistro and Chef Marjerioe’s Grill.

of Mindanao’s colors and patterns were in focus, with the Fashion Institute of Design and Arts (FIDA) in Davao as its production partner. Like pages of a fashion magazine coming to life, 30 young designers from the region showcased globally competitive designs that embody true Mindanawon fashion. Koronadal designers Sherwin Tiongson (pret-a-porter), Duhata (Innovative Design), and Archie Castillo (Couture) won the competition. The same event highlighted the B’laan-inspired collection by Jared Servaño, Project Runway Philippinesfinalist and 2014 Moda Mindanaw grand prize winner for the long gown category. Meanwhile, SM Lanang Premier, staged the 9th edition of its long – running foodie event, The Davao Gourmet Collective, this time aptly themed as a Food and Music fair that gathered Davao City’s best restaurateurs and introduced unique food purveyors from Manila, along with vibrant sounds and beats to fill the air. There were live performances

Lights and Crafts SM City Cagayan de Oro joined the Higalaay Festival festivities by lighting up the sky with its Pyro Festival held at the end of August, gathering over

SM Lanang Premier’s Davao Gourmet Collective Food and Music Fair at the Fountain Court

Ballet Philippines at SM Lanang Premier

Days and Feasts Truly acknowledging the South's important days and festivals, and making shopping an inclusive lifestyle to the Mindanao's people, all the SM Stores in Mindanao also celebrated the Eid'l Adha at the end of September by giving out exclusive deals and discounts of up to 50%. All these celebrations are still the beginning. With the holiday season fast approaching, the party is just about to get started with SM malls in Mindanao.


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For parents, choosing the right high school can be key to academic success. But finding the best high school to match a student's interests can be a tough decision and one that can put extra strain on the parents, especially with the implementation of Senior High School next school year. Xavier University hopes to address parents’ questions and concerns on Senior HS in an upcoming series of Parents Forum scheduled on Oct 10 and 24, Nov 14 and 28, and Dec 12 from 2-5 pm at the AVR 1. These forums will be open to the public so many parents can be clarified on the program structure of Senior HS, and be guided in helping their children choose the right track and strand to take. Incoming Grade 11 students, with the help of their parents, are expected to make a decision on the career path they will pursue in Senior HS, whether it’s academic, technicalvocational-livelihood, sports, or arts and design. For Dr Joey Jegonia, director of Promotions, Testing and Admissions at XU, a student’s choice “must be in line with his/her competency and ideal career in the future.” A way to do this is to choose based on a student’s career assessment results. XU is currently accepting applications for the career exam in February 2016 and CSAT or the College Scholastic Aptitude Test this November. Both exams are requisites for admission to Senior HS. The implementation of Senior HS also gives an opportunity for public school students to move on to private school with a scholarship. XU is offering more than 200 scholarships to students entering Senior HS, besides accepting DepEd tuition vouchers to offset the cost of studying at the university. “Nothing is impossible,” says Dr Jegonia. Scholarship examinations will be held every Saturday of November. Application process, tuition, scholarship and other related concerns will be explained thoroughly at the Parents Forum. For more information, parents may visit the Office of Promotions, Testing and Admissions at the ground floor of the Science Center building, Xavier University or call (088)8583116/(08822)723116 loc 3217 and 3313.

OFW from Page B4... work like it’s your own house, dapat kusang loob mag work, be patient to be successful and huwag naka simangot kasi malas." And so I said, "Tama ka dyan, ate! Dapat ganyan!" She showed me a photo of her twins. According to her, “Medyo nagtatampo dahil aalis ako.” So, she gave them money to play computer games to feel better. When it was Ate Maria’s turn, I also asked her the same questions. She’s separated from her husband but the guy is still present in her life. He wants to get back together. They have 3 kids (all girls). Ate Maria left her kids with her mother back in Pangasinan. It’s her first time to work abroad and she said, “Nag lakas loob ako for the kids' financial support.” I asked her if she’s excited and she said, “Slight”. I asked her why she left her husband and so she did tell me. I told her at the end of our conversation, “Ate, give him a chance to prove himself again and forgive him already. I mean,

no one is perfect but you’re still family." Ate smiled and was really into our conversation. I found out that Ate Lani and Ate Maria just met outside the airport. Hehehe. I gave them my card so that they could contact me anytime. Ate Maria is now my friend in Facebook. They both have a 2 year contract in Hong Kong so they cannot go home within that period to see their families. They were both teary eyed but still smiling. And so I told them, “Ok lang yan ate. Mabilis lang ang 2 years. May FaceTime naman and Skype para makita niyo ang family nyo." We were just really having a good conversation. I also said, “Basta ate dapat good vibes ka lang at honest ka palagi para happy ang employer mo sa iyo. And kahit pagod ka na sa work, smile ka pa rin para matuwa ang amo mo sa iyo at baka bigyan ka pa ng extra money. They were both laughing in agreement. Then, Elmer asked them, "Kung isasapelikula ang buhay nyo, sino ang gusto nyong gumanap sa role nyo?" Ate

Lani said si Melai daw ang gusto nya. Si Ate Maria naman ay si Angel Locsin. We all had a good laugh after this. Then, when we’re about to board, I said, “Sige ate, basta happy lang ha." I was touched by their answer. They said, “Medyo naiiyak ngayon pero lumalakas ang loob namin after natin nag usap dahil binigyan mo kami ng advice." And so we said our goodbyes but we still had a chance to say bye at Hong Kong airport. It was such a memorable and touching experience for me because it made me appreciate life more being able to spend time with Elmer and Dominic everyday. It’s not easy to leave your country and not see your family for such a long time. It’s sad why some people need to work abroad because there aren’t enough jobs here in our country. If only our government could provide more jobs and support local entrepreneurs then they wouldn’t even need to leave our country. For me, it’s an economic problem. Bring the big employers/companies here in our country so that we would

have more jobs available for the people. Much better if we could support the local industries/entrepreneurs so that they could provide even more jobs. To all our Overseas Filipino Workers, ako po ay humahanga sa inyo. To Ate Lani and Ate Maria, salamat po sa pag open up nyo sa akin. Marami po akong natutunan sa inyong dalawa. Hope to see you both again soon when I go back to Hong Kong. Quote for the day... "I love meeting new people; I think everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen sometimes." ~ Kim Smith



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I was sitting down at the waiting area by the boarding gate of NAIA Terminal 3 last week with Elmer and Dominic while waiting for our flight to Hong Kong. Elmer left me and Dominic for a while to buy bottled water when two ladies came and sat down beside me at the waiting area. One of them flashed a big smile on me the same time I did. Her name was Lani Cabunoc. Because her aura was so nice, I started talking to her. I asked, "Ate, pa Hong Kong po ba kayo?" She said yes. The other lady was Maria Virginia Ocampo and I called her, Ate Maria. She was a little quiet at first but when I started talking to her, she started opening up and felt comfortable conversing with me. She was just quiet at first because she missed her family already.

We began talking about their lives and I started asking some questions. That’s just me. Put me anywhere and I can start a conversation with strangers. Haha. I asked them a lot of questions like where they’re from, what will be their work in Hong Kong, why did they decide to work there, were they excited or scared, and all questions about love, life, kids, family and a lot more. Yes, we talked for about an hour. When Elmer returned, I introduced them to Elmer. And so the conversation continued. Elmer and Dominic were busy talking to each other as well and from time to time they joined our conversation like they’re cracking some jokes. Towards the end and when we’re nearly boarding, Elmer came up with an idea. He said, “Why don’t you write

Ate Lani showed me a photo of her twins

Empress with (left) Maria Virginia Ocampo, (right) Lani Cabunoc something about them on as my hometown). We had a What I liked about her was your next article?” And so good laugh because we came that when I asked her about from the same place. She what she’s feeling at that I said, “Yes!" I asked them both for their permissions if I said, she’s from Tagoloan. moment and about her work, could. They were happy and She met her husband, Albert, she told me the following "Dapat positive, love your said yes right away! in Taiwan where they were And so I got my phone both working before. They work, patient, treat the kids of your employer like your own and started taking down some have 5 kids. She will be notes. working for a family in Hong kids, Ate Lani came from Kong and she will be taking care of a kid. Cagayan de Oro City (same Page B3 OFW

My son, Dominic, took a selfie

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