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Briefly Landing sites DAVAO City -- A Japanese engineering consultancy has started a pre-feasibility study for the proposed bridge that will connect this city with the Island Garden City of Samal, part of Davao del Norte province. Public Works and Highways Regional Director Mariano R. Alquiza said a 12-member team of Katahira and Engineers International arrived early this month to conduct the initial part of the study, which is expected to be completed in two years. Mr. Alquiza said the study will look into eight possible connecting points for the bridge.

Health care for IPs BUTUAN City – The Department of Health (DOH), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) collaborated in pursuit of better health service delivery and health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in Caraga Region. The DOH-NCIP-DILG Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2013-01, which was signed and approved last April 19, 2013, aims to set guidelines that will address, utilization, coverage, and equity issues in the provision of culturesensitive and safe basic health services to the IP communities. NCIP Agusan del Sur provincial officer Randy Rosas said the circular specifically intends to provide basic health services, equitable distribution of needed health resources, nondiscrimination of IPs in the delivery of health services, management of geographical, financial and socio-cultural barriers and to strengthen recognition, promotion, and respect of safe and beneficial traditional health practices.

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US group to assist Mindanao farmers


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UNITED States-based nongovernment organization is seeking to further strengthen the organized farmers, cooperatives, and associations in Mindanao in a bid to improve post-harvest management and quality of cacao, coconut, and coffee.

The Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) rolled out its new program called Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MINPACT), a

four-year program launched in September 2014 until September 2018. Thelonioius S. Trimmel, chief of party for MINPACT of ACDI/VOCA, said at least 10,600 farmers are seen to benefit from this new assist/PAGE 7

SAVING SOLES. Despite the proliferation of cheap ukay-ukay or secondhand footwear, some people still prefer to have their old shoes repaired by shoemakers like this man in Malaybalay City. mindanews photo by h . marcos c . mordeno

Malaysian plane in GenSan to unload coal plant equipment By BONG S. SARMIENTO, MindaNews

GENERAL Santos City -It was not an emergency landing nor a foreign plane’s SPARE PARTS DELIVERY. A giant Boeing 747 cargo plane from Malaysian Airlines landed inconspicuously at the Gen. Santos International Airport last week to deliver replacement parts and equipment to the coal power plant of AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South in Davao City. The plane was chartered by AboitizPower to expedite the repairs on the power plant’s Unit 2 which was damaged during a blackout last April. (Photo Provided)

commercial maiden voyage in this thriving port city, the “Tuna Capital of the

Philippines.” A Malaysia Airlines plane landed at the General Santos City international airport equipment/PAGE 7

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DOLE intensifies anti-illegal recruitment, trafficking drive


LARIDEL, Misamis Occidental -- The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lopez Jaena conducted a one-day seminar to the members of the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) on 20 August 2015, at Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. The seminar activated, sustained, and strengthened the

LCPC, up to the barangay level. It also raised awareness among the participants to contribute to the government’s effort of promoting and protecting child’s and youth’s rights and welfare. The LCPC is in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) which stipulates that every child has the right to protection from all forms of

violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Participants in the said activity were officials from the LGU of Lopez Jaena headed by Vice Mayor Jay M. Bergado, Municipal Local Government Operations Office – Department of Interior and Local Government (MLGOODILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD), and Municipal Planning and Development Office (MDPDO). Municipal Local Government Operations Officer of the DILG Provincial

Office Luzviminda T. Esencio presented the Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence against Women and their Children (LCAT-VAWC). “The creation of LCATVAWC will build a strong partnership between government agencies and the LGU in responding the issues and concerns of OFWs and their families at the barangay level,” Esencio said. DOLE-10, through its provincial head, Leonardo G. Rodrigo, tackled on Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Persons. Rodrigo discussed the laws and policies governing illegal recruitment and trafficking, as well as DOLE’s supp or t programs and

interventions against illegal activities. “Illegal recruiters are rampant in the country, despite existing laws and ongoing efforts to end them. They continue to victimize our kababayans, especially OFWs. It is undeniable that illegal recruitment and human trafficking are two of the biggest issues that the country should address,” said Rodrigo, who is also a former POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) employee. Emphasis was given on the role of the local community officials, particularly the barangay council, being in the grassroots where hiring and recruitment usually take

place. “AIR-TIP advocacy is a collaborative effort between government agencies and the local government units. Thus, Municipal and Barangay officials should be actively involved in this campaign by educating and disseminating information to the community,” said Rodrigo. Vice Mayor Jay M. Bergado said in response, “We thank DOLE, POEA, and all the other agencies for helping us in our fight against illegal recruitment and trafficking. We assure you that the LGU of Lopez Jaena will give the same level of commitment to this campaign.” (Lei Garrett I. Miraflor/DOLE-X MisOcc PFO)

THE Maritime Industr y Au t h o r i t y ( M A R I NA ) spearheaded nationwide public consultations on the Proposed MARINA Circulars on Safe Operations of Domestic Ships. This is relative to the Fact-Finding and Scoping Report of the International Organization (IMO) on t he mar it ime s afety of the Philippines, said Atty. Bashirudin U. Adil, Director for Maritime Safety Services

(MSS) of MARINA, during the last leg of the consultation held in Cagayan de Oro, September 11. He s ai d du r i ng t h e IMO Conference on the ‘enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages’ held in Manila, the Conference has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the number of accidents involving coastal and domestic passenger vessels. The Conference issued the ‘Manila Statement,’ which are actually guidelines IMO adopted for the safe operations of such vessels. This refers to the Conference’s acknowledgment of the ‘urgent need’ to enhance the safety of ships in certain parts of the world and urges the States to ‘review and update’ national regulations in relation to their passenger ferries and to apply the guidelines in order marina/PAGE 6

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hink a minute…Have you ever owned something quite valuable and useful, yet you ended up not using it much? There’s a story about a preacher who was talking with the owner of a factory that made soap. The soap maker said to the preacher: “This message about Jesus Christ that you preach cannot be very good, because there are still many bad people around.” The preacher saw a child nearby covered with dirt. So he said to the soap maker: “Your soap cannot be very good, because there are still a lot of dirty people.” The soap maker replied: “Well, my soap can only clean when a person uses it!” The preacher said: “Yes, you’re right. It’s the same way with the Bible and Message about Jesus Christ.” You see, just like soap is not worth having if we don’t actually use it, it’s the same with the Message about Jesus Christ and new life He gives us who ask Him. Unless we then live it every day, it’s useless to us. The Bible is our Maker’s manual to show us how to live the right, successful way He designed it to work. So we not only must read and understand Jesus’ Message every day, we must follow it every day to start changing and living the satisfying life He plans for us to enjoy. Jesus said that even if we


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write this piece on a Sunday. After going to church - of course. Every day is different. Every one of us is different. Mondays to Saturdays are usually working days for most all of us. Sunday is a day to unwind, rewind, relax, to breath out and to belch out the heavy burdens we are carrying within the other days. Family day. For many others, Sundays are a ls o working days. People fill up streets, parks, beaches and shopping malls. Eateries, restaurants, discos, and pub houses make good money on Sundays. It is the day of money. The loss of some is the gain of others. Sunday is an enjoyable day. Sure, but it can be also a dangerous day. Sunday is for most o us the day, where people come together with a certain spirit of freedom and merriment pervades during the whole day. Try to avoid jostling

and quarreling one and another and rubbing our shoulders against others! Try it and you will see how difficult it is. Many times, misunderstandings and not necessary discussions destroy this most blessed and holy day. What a pity! Why don’t we look for the plenty advantages that this day offers us? No, instead of this, we lose control of ourselves, our senses, and especially our tongue. We incite, hurt, and divide the people around us and we divide us from them. We use our tongue as the most dangerous part of our body and as an author of destroying, distrusting, and suspicious that brings us to to total isolation and non-communication. Our tongues force gossip. Instead of praising and giving honor and appreciation we use this day becoming the day of the jackal. You might read this on

Monday or Tuesday or any other week day. Remember: Sunday is a day for others, and second only for me. Sunday is the day of the Lord - but not, if and when we might have time left over. Yes, we have time enough to go to church from Monday to Saturday! The not necessary excuses for Mondays till Saturdays don’t count today. We also have other plans for today: Visit or cheer up our family, visit people who have to stay in the hospital. Let’s try to continue reading a book. Join cooking lessons or get back to the old guitar or piano... . May b e t h i s c o m i n g Sunday evening, you utter the groan: “ That’s it. SAYANG! Tomorrow is Monday again! HAY NAKU!” Maybe you don’t feel well, but the desire to b e on s er vice again on Monday was enough re s e r voi rs of st re ng t h .

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2016 polls dividing Filipinos violently


IFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Mark 10:43-44, the Holy Bible). -ooo 2016 POLLS DIVIDING FILIPINOS VIOLENTLY: If posts in social networking sites like Facebook are to be any gauge, it is clear t hat e ven at t his p oint where candidates for the presidential elections in 2016 are just preparing their certificates of candidacy for filing in October, Filipino voters are already greatly polarized, and sorely divided, and are even raring to be violent against their candidates’ detractors. Let me cite you an example of these posts. On Monday, September 14, 2015, Rynjoy Rivera Mondidz, a member of the Facebook group “Rody Duterte for President Movement International” posted a c om me nt , c ompl ai n i ng about the badmouthing that journalist Philip Lustre Jr. allegedly gave Duterte in his wall. After citing that Davao City under Duterte had been chosen as one of the

only four safe cities in the world, Mondidz said: “Kung makagago kayo sa Mayor namin, wagas… Matuto kayong igalang ang Mayor namin, dahil iginagalang yan sa amin. Huwag kang bastos. Nakakaasar na yung mga taong ganyan…” -ooo THREATS OF DEATH A N D V I O L E N C E VS . JOURNALISTS: Loosely, w h at Mon d i d z s a i d i n English was, “you are badmouthing our mayor too much… Learn to respect our Mayor, because we respect him. Don’t be rude. People like you are irritating…” Veronico Capoy, apparently another Duterte fan and member of the Duterte for President Movement, gave a public threat to Lustre and those who agreed with him in his attacks against the mayor. Capoy said, in Filipino, “I will write your names in my pocket diary, Mr. Philip Lustre and Mr. No Saludo. If Duterte wins as president, we will look for you, and throw you down the river.” I am sure Lustre will simply laugh this threat off and consider it as just another one of those threats in his profession as a journalist, but the point is, when one writes about

a candidate who has avid supporters, the candidate need not even say anything against his detractors. His supporters would just be too willing to do things on their own. -ooo JOURNALISTS SHOULD NOT SIDE WITH ANY CANDIDATE: But, if we seriously think about it, all of these threats and counter-threats are a mere waste of time and energy. They will never contribute to a healthy discussion about who should, or who should not, become president of this country. They will not even cause a presidential candidate to win or lose. What we must all aspire for is to instruct our people whom to vote for, on the basis of some worthy guideline or standard, principal of which would be a guideline or a standard dealing with spirituality or fear and love of God among the candidates. It cannot be denied that a candidate who has been reared in spirituality, and who fears a n d l ov e s G o d , w ou l d become a good official. It is therefore the responsibility of a journalist, insofar as the 2016 (or any other)

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EADING Philippine Telecommunications Company Globe Telecom, in its push for wonderful ser v ice and providing ser vices that enrich the Filipino digital li fe sty l e, p owere d the gathering of business and youth leaders to collaborate and exchange best practices as primary sponsor of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference. HPAIR and De La Salle University (DLSU) partnered with Globe in gathering i nt e r n at i o n a l s t u d e nt s and young professionals throughout Asia. The confab f o c u s e d on e c on om i c , political, social and cultural issues which were discussed through plenary sessions, panels, keynotes, workshops, and case studies. Globe Telecom hosted “The Globe Dinner” which served as an avenue to experience a rich, wonderful, immersive socials and networking night for the delegates, the Globe leadership team and employees to discuss and exchange best practices

on digital innovation and service culture. “Globe has taken the lead in enabling the Filipino digital lifestyle by connecting our customers through services that better their lives and communities. We are happy to host the Harvard team, exchange talent and ideas to help make a wonderful digital world,” shared Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu as he delivered his keynote address. Delegates had dinner at the taste cafeteria and were toured at the employee engagement areas and offices of the telco headquarters. Spearheaded in 2009, the Globe Customer First Circle (CFC) program has seen the conception and birth of hundreds of customercentric ideas and innovative solutions. Inspired by the c u lture of s er v ice, t he CFC program structure, processes, and incentives motivate Globe employees t o t a k e a c c ou nt a bi l it y and ownership over their transformative efforts in their respective functional spheres. With a stake in the

business, employees feel a greater sense of fulfillment when they contribute their t ime and t a lent to t he creation and delivery of value to Globe customers. Globe has so far partnered with Google, Facebook, Viber, Spotify, NBA and Hooq to structure offerings that are relevant to its customers and further seed mobile data adoption. The telco has also partnered with Wattpad to deliver access to crowd-sourced content to its customers. The company’s broadband customers, on the other hand, surged 55% to 3.5 million from 2.2 million from year-ago level. This helped realize a remarkable 24% growth in broadband and fixed line revenues, totaling P12.3 billion compared with P9.9 billion a year earlier. Impressive gains in customer take-up was attributed to the success of the latest roster of broadband pro duc ts and services, which offer exclusive access to a portfolio of entertainment content to enrich Globe customers’ digital lifestyle. globe/PAGE 7

Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu (center front), Globe Chief Operating Officer Gil Genio (extreme left), and Globe Chief Human Resource Officer Renato Jiao (extreme right) with the Harvard organizing team and the DLSU organizing team for HPAIR.

AboitizPower taps partner in bid for coal plant deal AB OITIZ Power C or p. (AboitizPower) said it has tapped another investor to together bid for the contracted capacity of a Mindanao coal plant, which will be auctioned off by the government in November. “We’re definitely going for it and we will be very

aggressive,” Antonio R. Mo r a z a , Ab o i t i z Pow e r president and chief operating officer, said in an interview in Makati City. The company will team up with La Filipina Uygongco Corp. for the bidding that will be conducted by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities

Management Corp. (PSALM). “We’re partnering with La Filipina. As a matter of fact, they will have the majority [stake],” Mr. Moraza said. AboitizPower has an existing partnership with La Filipina through STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI). deal/PAGE 6

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Teacher’s Outcry on LP Ends with DepEd Order No. 70 s. of 2012 By Lelita D. Alavanza Teacher III / Tubigan Elementary School

Lesson Plan (LP) is vital in teaching-learning process. It is said that teacher’s blue print or guide on what to do in every learning episode so that no one would get lost in his lesson. On the other hand, it gives proper direction to make teaching meaningful and worthwhile. Moreover, it provides the teacher in many ways to keep teaching process not monotonous and redundant. In spite of its essentiality in te aching, te achers then are clamouring to relinquish in making the lesson plan. Accordingly, doing it every day is very tedious because more time is consumed rather than spending it in making instructional materials which teachers’ believe that it is essential tool in the teaching-learning process. Lesson Planning has been the battle cry for

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to ‘address the unacceptable loss of life and damage to the environment and property due to marine casualties and incidents involving such vessels. Among those presented during the consultation in Cagayan de Oro, were the proposed MARINA Memo Circulars on Maritime Safety and other related regulations: Conduct of Examination, Issuance of Certificate of Marine Profession (CMP) and Licenses to Seafarers below 500 GT or with Engine Propulsion Power below 750kW; Mandatory Passenger Insurance Coverage; Monetar y Assistance to Su r v ivors of Mar it i me Accidents, Incidents and other Relevant Concerns; Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing in the Domestic Shipping;

many years and finally the teacher’s outcry is now answered with DepEd Order No. 70 s. of 2012. It is stipulated in this order that teachers who have served for more than two years are not anymore required to make lesson plans. Instead to adopt the Teacher’s Daily Lesson Logs which contain the essential parts of the lesson found in the Teacher’s Manual and Teacher’s Guide. Furthermore, it gives the teachers ample time doing other meaningful teachingrelated tasks, which include preparing instructional materials, assessing learners’ portfolios and conducting learning inter ventions. Indeed, teachers are now happy that finally the boredom of making the LP’s is now tone down and replaced with Teacher’s Daily Lesson Logs.

September 10, 2015 at Lapad, Laguindingan. Governor Bambi Emano and the Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID) Officials lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the formal handover of a ROAD REHAB PROJECT. The project was made possible thru the efforts of the Provincial Engineering Office and the Provincial Road Management Facilities (PRMF). Gov. EMANO, Mr. Geoff King (Australian counsellor for Governance and Humanitarian Project of the DFA) and Mr.GRAHAM JONES (Physical Works manager of the PRMF-Phils.) lead the activity. The completed road repair project amounted to Php14,751,629.90 which covers the Laguindingan-Lourdes-Sungay Provincial roads. The Australian officials are happy to see the project implemented with transparency as what the governor promised. Governor BAMBI EMANO on his part thanked the Agencies and the people behind the PRMF program because it helped a lot in improving the conditions of Misamis Oriental’s provincial roads.

and Requirements of Life Saving Appliances under Chapter IX of the Philippine Merchant Marine Rules and Regulations (PMMRR 1997). Likewise, on the Survey, Assignment of Maximum Load line Marking and Certification of Philippine Registered Motor Boat with and without Outriggers Carr ying Passengers; Progressive Gradual Phaseout of Wooden-Hull Ships in the Domestic Trade; Construction, Conversion, Alteration and Modification of Philippine Registered Domestic Ships; Implement a Safety Management System for Domestic Shipping; Registration of Boat Builders/Repairers; Subdivision and Damage St abi l it y R e qu i re me nt s for Philippine Registered Domestic Ships; Shipboard Training for Deck and Engine Cadets; Issuance/Renewal of Coastwise Licenses (CWL),

Bay and River Licenses (BRL) and Motor Yacht License (MYL). Meanwhile, the ‘Manila St ate me nt’ h i g h l i g hte d that the safety of domestic f e r r i e s i s t h e ‘s h a r e d responsibility’ between and among Governments, local authorities, ship owners, ship managers, ship operators, shipboard personnel, maritime education and training institutions, cl a ss i f i c at i on s o c i e t i e s and organizations which governments authorize to ‘survey and certify’ domestic fe r r i e s for c ompl i anc e with the applicable laws, re g u l at i on s an d r u l e s , insurance providers, ports authorities, port terminal owners and operators, and the public and civil society as users of the services provided. ‘Mani la St atement’ strongly recommended the use of Guidelines on the safe operations of coastal and

interisland passenger ships on non-international voyages. The guidelines addressed issues on the purchase of ‘second hand’ ships intended to enter into ser vice as ‘domestic passenger ships, that concerns on change in operating limits, the conversion or modification of a ship before it enter into service as a domestic passenger ships; passenger counting and voyage planning. The guidelines can also be used to check the operation of ships which are already providing passenger service; passenger counting and voyage planning in their daily operations. (EOR/PIA)

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SPI -- a joint venture among Germany’s Steag GmbH (51%); AboitizPower (34%); and La Filipina (15%) -- currently operates the 210-

MW Mindanao coal plant in Misamis Oriental under a build-operate-contract with the government that will lapse in 2031. PSALM -- which currently administers the 200-MW capacity of the project -is moving to privatize the asset’s contracted capacity. This will be done through an auction, which will be held on November 25. Last month, PSALM said it was expecting some six investor groups to participate in the bidding -- which was half than the 12 that originally expressed interest in the independent power producer administrator contract. These companies, which attended the prebid conference last April, include the country’s top three generation companies: SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. led by Ramon S. Ang; FirstGen Northern Power

Corp. of the Lopez Group; and Aboitiz-owned Therma Southern Mindanao. Inc. Also in the list are the Gotianuns’ FD C Davao Del Norte Power Corp.; t h e A l c a nt a r a G roup’s Conal Holdings Corp.; and Pangilinan-led Meralco PowerGen Corp. Other interested investors a re G D F Su e z E n e r g y Philippines, Inc.; Masinloc Power Partners Co. Ltd.; and, Team (Philippines) Energy Corp. Listed firms SPC Power Corp. and Vivant Corp. via Vivant Energy Corp.; as well as Nefix Pte. Ltd. completed t he list of prosp e c t ive bidders. The Mindanao coal plant started operating in 2006. It supplies about a fifth of Mindanao’s power needs. The cooperation period of the government with the plant operator SPI will end in 2031.

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program that is expected to receive $8 million the from US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Around 600 value chain actors composed of providers, traders and financial institutions will also be tapped, he said. “We are working fullvalue chain, focusing on production, establishment of nurseries and ensuring good planting material, farm-level training and cooperative-level training,” Trimmel said. Even the value chain actors will be strengthened to ensure that they would extend the best services, most especially to the cacao sector which has an annual domestic demand of 50,000 metric tons. The country can only produce 10,000 MT a year, with 70 percent of its total production coming from the Davao Region. Trimmel emphasized the need to support the farmers so that they can reach new markets. T he AC DI / VO C A , he a d d e d, has a l re a dy signed a memorandum of understanding with identified partner cooperatives or associations. “With the MOU, we identified what types of activities that we’re gonna be working on,” he said. The training program includes strengthening their capacity as well as beefing up their knowledge on the opportunities for cacao, coffee, and coconut.

The NGO will also extend between $1 million to $2 million worth of grants to farmers for the procurement of e qu ipm e nt an d t h e implementation of some services. “In this case, initial grants will be focused on establishing nurseries and beneficiary organizations, purchas e of equipment and farming materials for the establishment of those nurseries,” Trimmel said. He said they are eyeing to increase the production of coconut, cacao, and coffee before they will put up more processing facilities. He a d d e d s o m e o f the processing facilities established under previous programs such as Success Alliance and CoCopal Project are underutilized for lack of production. “Biggest issue facing the three commodities is the demand outstretches the supply, there’s not enough supply of coconut, cacao and coffee. We need to plant more all of those tree commodities and ensure good quality, good processing, and good management,” Trimmel said. Among the production facilities under MINPACT include fermentation tanks and solar dryers. Most of the farmers who will benefit from MINPACT are co conut and cacao farmers, composed of 7,800 of the 10,600 farmers, he said, adding that they are pushing for the intercropping of both crops. Support will also be extended to coconut farmers

who need to replant old senile trees. The ACDI/VOCA will work with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Davao Regional Industry Cluster in the reproduction of mother palms to ensure proper replanting of good quality coconut trees.

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on Wednesday last week to bring in equipment for a new coal-fired power plant in the Davao region, two sources confirmed on Friday. The Malaysian airplane left the city noontime Thursday after it was emptied of its cargoes, Rudy Boborol, a heavy equipment operator at the city’s airport said on the phone. The presence of Malaysia Airlines surprised residents and airport passengers since foreign airlines do not have flights to General Santos City so far. Boborol described the Malaysian airplane as a “bigbody 757 type”. The heavy equipment unloaded from the plane were put on waiting trucks, he said, adding this was the first time he saw a Malaysian plane at the General Santos airport, with someone even branding it the “mysterious Malaysian Airlines plane in GenSan.” It turned out the heavy equipment were bound for the 300-megawatt (MW)

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City Branch 22

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF THE EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF FILE NO. 2015-187 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118 filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), as mortgagee against CORAZON IGNACIO SAARENAS, single, as mortgagor, to which as of June 30, 2015, amount of SEVEN HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN PESOS & 57/100 (714,316.57), inclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorneys fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned will SELL TO PUBLIC Auction on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the entrance door Regional Trial Court Branch-23, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s checks and in Philippine Currency, the following described properties, to wit; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE TITLE NO. T-78542 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 1, Block 16, Psd-104305017783, being a portion of Block 22, Psd-10-015484). Situated in the Barrio of Bulua, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) sq. meters more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the aboved-stated date, time and place. In the event auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication.

coal plant of Therma South, Inc (TSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp, located in Davao City. Wilfredo Rodolfo III, Aboitiz Power corporate communications manager, confirmed that they hired Malaysia Airlines to bring in the equipment. “In order to expedite the commissioning of the second unit of Therma South’s 300MW power plant project, we decided to charter a Boeing 747 of Malaysian Airlines to CAGAYAN DE ORO MAIN BRANCH P & J fly Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers quickly in the necessary Kalambagohan Sts., part and, # (08822) 727-829”*he said Telefax # (088) 856-1947 in a statement. CAMIGUIN BRANCH Since unloading B. Aranas St.,the Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 equipment of the General CORRALES BRANCHis more Santos City airport Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City ready and complete, we DIVISORIA BRANCH Atty. Erasmo Damasing Bldg., #61 A. decided bring inDonthe Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City equipment General Tel. #via (088) 857-3631 Santos than theLAPASAN DavaoBRANCH City airport Lapasan Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City to fast track the delivery, he Tel. # (088) 231-6739 added. CARMEN BRANCH Vamenta Blvd., de OroSantos City Davao andCagayan General Tel. # (088) 231-2011 cities are less than three hours apart by land travel. Rodolfo said the firm chartered Malaysia Airlines “to bring the equipment to expedite the replacement of parts and get the power plant into service so it can help alleviate the Mindanao power crisis.” Unit 1 of TSI with 150 MW of capacity is already completing its testing and commissioning, he said, adding that Unit 2 (another 150 MW) needed replacement parts and should be online by early 2016.

OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF SHERIFF NOTICE OF SALE FILE NO. 2015-186 Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed by NATIONAL HOME MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (NHMFC), mortgagee, with postal address at 104 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City against DANILO Z. SARMIENTO , single, mortgagor/s, of legal age, Filipino/s with postal address at Block 28, Lot 42, Villa Angela Subdivision, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgaged indebtedness which was as of June 30, 2014, amount of NINE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR PESOS & 53/100 (932,824.53) Philippine currency excluding , penalty charges, attorneys fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on October 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m or soon thereafter at the RTC Branch 22 office, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the herein described property and all improvements thereon to wit; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-87935 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 42, Block 28, Psd-104305017795, being a portion of Lot 3046-A, Csd-402-D). Situated in the Barrio of Balulang, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Containing an area of NINETY EIGHT (98) SQUARE METERS more or less, and all other improvements thereon. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title of the herein described property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date.

Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title herein above-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be on the next working day without further notice.

Done this August 24, 2015 in the City of Cagayan de Oro , Philippines.

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(Sgd) RICO A. REMALIG Sheriff IV

Cagayan de Oro City, September 2, 2015.

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

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

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

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

CORRALES BRANCH Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City

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

Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region Branch – 20 Cagayan de Oro City BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK, INC., Petitioner/Mortgagee, -versus-

EJF FILE NO. 2015-178

SPOUSES PATSY BANAAG, CLARIN and RENE DINGAL CLARIN.. Respondent/Mortgagor. x-----------------------------------------/ OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE EJF-File No. 2015-178 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK, INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under Philippine Laws, with principal address at Paseo de Roxas, cor. De la Rosa Sts., Makati City, herein represented by VIC ANTHONY JOSEPH F. TAGUPA , its Assistant Manager for its Cagayan de Oro Branch, located at BPI Bldg., C.M. Recto Ave., Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, against SPOUSES PATSY BANNAG CLARIN and RENE DINGAL CLARIN, both of legal age, Filipino, and residents of # 86 Tiano-Hayes Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 9, 2015, amounted to TWO HUNDRED THIRTY NINE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN & 59/100 PESOS (Php 239,697.59), Philippine currency , exclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or duly authorized deputy will sell at Public Auction on October 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Tourism Hall Building, at City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for CASH or Manager’s check in Philippine Currency, the following property/ies described below with all the improvements included thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-208812 “ A PARCEL OF LAND AND ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON (Portion of Lot 2-A-2, Psd-10-050038; Surveyed for : CEDRIC V. JONGKO; Land Use: Residential; Location : Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City, Island of Mindanao. Boundaries : NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 2-A-1; NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 2-A-11, all of the (Road 10.00 m.w.; SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 2-A-10 (Road 6.00 m.w.) subd. Plan of Psd-10-050038; SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 2-A-3 xxx . Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FOUR ( 154) SQUARE METERS. 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 working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein above-describe encumbrances thereon, if any there be.


Done this 25th day of August, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.



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‘Pirates’ to invade CDO Story by IRENE DAYO, Photos by SHAUN ALEJANDRAE YAP UY

amous in movies like Pirates of Caribbean, “pirates” is a simple dictionary word for confident men who attack ships in the sea. They are also people who chase live water creatures for food. This is a theme of a restaurant to be opened in Cagayan de Oro City this September 17. They will be bringing the old shipping vessel, housing delicious seafood that would surely a hook to all Kagay-anons. Pirates’ specialties include Babyback Ribs, Tuna Dynamite, Crablets, King Crab and Kinilaw Malasugue. Aside from these,

they also offer fresh organic chicken to all chicken savvy. Customer can especially eat like a real pirate for live crabs, casili, pugapu and several others can be found in the Pirates’ aquarium. Pirates is proud that they are not just limited in offering dining services to their customers but also entertainment. “The unique thing is that we have this kind of venue. Mas daghan siya ug dala (There are more to enjoy here),” said Marketing Manager Shyne Campaner. PIRATES

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Yo Ho Ho! King Crab and a bottle of rum or vodka, up to you...

Avast! Me hearties!, dig in on this full rack of Pirates bestseller Babyback Ribs and Kinilaw Malasugue!

ARRR! THE PIRATES HAVE ARRIVED. Marketing Manager Shyne Campaner (right) and the staff of Pirates, the newest go to place in Cagayan de Oro City. Pirates will formally open its doors to the public this month.

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National Digital Arts Awards 2015 calls for Visayas entries TXS kicks off season with Palanca Award winning play GAMUTIN ANG BAYAN is a twin bill production on peace, good governance and voters’ education. Dula Ta is about the realities of war in Mindanao through the lens of children. Doc Resureccion: Gagamutin ang Bayan is a Palanca Award winning play that tackles the issue of poverty perpetrated by greed and the evils of politics. Also, the plays are about biases and interests that are shaped and motivated by poverty, identity politics, corruption, power and unjust vexations. It is slated on September 21-26, 2015 at the XU Little Theater. Admission is Free! Playdates: September 21, 2015 – Premiere Night – 7:30 pm September 22, 2015 – 7:30 pm September 23, 2015 – 10:00 am; 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm September 24-25, 2015 – 7:30 pm September 26, 2015 – 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm GAMUTIN ANG BAYAN is supported by XU NSTP, Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana – Social Involvement Office, Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts and XU Governance and Leadership Institute.

Organizers of the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2015 are calling for entries from the Visayas. Globaltronics, a company specializing in digital advertising in the Philippines, is encouraging students who aspire to be part of the country’s digital arts community to join the contest. “We are calling on Bisaya youth to be part of the NDAA 2015 Visayas leg. This is your chance to highlight your talents in creating artistic works using new tools in the digital media,” said Nato Agbayani, Globaltronics Vice President for External Affairs and Partnerships. Agbayani added that this year’s theme #DigitalPinoyAko aims to highlight the works of Filipino youth and their interpretation of the Philippines as a country of daring and innovative people that continues to rise with the help of digital technology. Globaltronics is partnering with local universities and colleges to encourage more entries from students,

especially those from the Visayas. The official school partners are Benedicto College, Southwestern University, St. Theresa’s College, University of Cebu, University of San JoseRecoletos, and the University of the Philippines Cebu. The competition is open to 16 -26 year old secondary, college or technical vocational Filipino students. Participants can submit works adhering to the theme #DigitalPinoyAko in two categories: motion graphics and print. A participant can submit an entry in both categories. Deadline for submission of entries is on October 16, 2015. Judging the entries will be top Filipino creative professionals and experts including Dan Matutina, Plus63 Design Co. Designer and Illustrator; Leeroy New, Visual Artist and Production Designer; Nicolo Nimor, Art Director and Nick Automatic Owner; Chitchat Diangson, Creative Director of David Integrated Marketing Communications PH; Brandie

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Focus Fixed on CDO as Primavera Goes Public Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental — Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the company behind Cagayan de Oro real estate project Primavera is set for an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks. The IPO is groundbreaking in many ways. To begin with, IDC has staked its future on a road not often taken, embarking on its flagship venture Primavera in Cagayan de Oro - and following it up by announcing an even more ambitious multifunction development around it, Primavera City. The company is also favoring a focus on sustainable design again, a not too common tack among local real estate developers. And

in what must be a first in the industry, IDC is unmistakably mestizo, rooted in a partnership between Italian architect and designer Romolo Valentino Nati, and Filipino-born, Sydneyeducated lawyer Jojo Leviste. With the foundations of its future fixed firmly on the City of Golden Friendship, the IDC IPO will likely be viewed as a barometer of investor confidence in Mindanao, in general; and in Cagayan de Oro, in particular. Of course, it will also be seen as a vote on IDC’s seemingly counter-intuitive and potentially disruptive business model: target the up-and-coming cities, instead of the already

PIRATES from Page B1... The restaurant has installed television screens that will play the movies 1 to 4 of Pirates of Caribbean to bring joy to customers while dining. More, these movies will bring delight to diners and enlighten them with ideas about pirates. Customers could also enjoy other amenities through their KTV bars which respective rooms are designed with images of various pirate groups such as Legendary Pirates of China and Pirates in the Malacca Strait. There are also function room and club room that could cater 100 and 30 persons, respectively. These are open to parties,

established ones; and offer them elegant yet accessible eco-friendly buildings in safe locations. To Nati and Leviste though, just getting to the IPO stage is already a victory in itself. Nati reveals that before Primavera even broke ground, many were discouraging them from doing their debut development in Cagayan de Oro, questioning the location, the market and its readiness. But Leviste happily points out that the doubters have since been proven wrong. Units at the first condo tower in Primavera were snapped up predominantly by local residents and by overseas Cagay-anons, putting to

business meetings or group celebration. Campaner also said that their restaurant accepts bookings and reservation and offers catering services. They are also open to be venues of special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings. They could provide costumes as well for customers who want customized themes. They even prepared Pirates costumes to those who want to complement their inside designs. The idea of Pirates is to provide its clients with “”life like the old times.” They set the environment so as to make “living like you are in the province” possible. They also ensure quality of their products for one of their

rest the notion that the market was not ready for condo living and highrises. The company’s emphasis on design has also reaped rewards, including Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines at last year’s International Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Highly Commended Condo Development from the Southeast Asia Property Awards in Singapore, and a Special Energy Award at the Design Against the Elements Competition in Quezon City.

advocacies in putting up this business is to promote healthy lifestyle. Safety and security is also not a worry in here because Pirates has installed 32 CCTV cameras to assure that their customers are well while they are inside their vicinities. “It is a safe place yet you have privacy,” the marketing manager added. Pirates is inviting all diners who want to have a gasp of unique type of venue and also encourages them to come in groups to fully enjoy the ambiance and offerings. They could be found at Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. Dining service is from 8am to 12 midnight, while the use of KTV bars and function rooms could be extended until 3am.

Going public will mean many things to the different stakeholders in the future of IDC. For the company, the fresh funding will fuel the development of Primavera City, which it forecasts will fasttrack the arrival of locators to the Uptown business district. For Cagayan de Oro, the spotlight on IDC will showcase how the city is both investor-friendly and investment-worthy. For the whole of Mindanao, the listing can only bolster confidence in much-

anticipated growth led by its Northern gateway. The investor vote on the trail blazed by IDC is crucial. A yes will ensure not only the development of what will likely be a new landmark for Cagayan de Oro, but the construction of what could be a catalyst to bring in long-awaited locators. A yes will also be a validation of IDC’s deeplyheld belief that the future of the Philippines - perhaps even of the rest of ASEAN - lies in designing emerging cities, to make a difference.

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