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October 20, 2015


By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City--At least 49 chairmen of 86 barangays here have demanded the resignation of Butuan City’s Liga ng mga Punong Barangay (LPB) president Nestor Amora for alleged incompetence, irresponsibility, illegal collection of barangay Internal Revenue Allotment, and lack of transparency relative to Liga office and Colegio de Liga expenditures. See FULL STORY, page A5

CANDIDATES FOR CHANGE IN MISAMIS ORIENTAL. After months of negotiations, three big political clans have finally heeded

the people's clamor for change in governance in this Northern Mindanao province. The National Unity Party (NUP) and the Liberal Party (LP) have put up a strong coalition to end the decades-long stay in power of the Emano clan by contesting all positions in the provincial government, two congressional seats and all positions in the 23 towns and two component cities in the province. From left, Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette Uy (NUP), Gingoog City vice mayoralty candidate Ruth Guingona (LP), Vice Governor Roberto Cezar (NUP), Governor Julio Uy (NUP) and Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter Unabia (LP). Guingona is a former provincial governor and Gingoog City mayor. Photo courtesy of Vince Borneo

M’nao to suffer longer power cuts By CRIS DIAZ Executive Edior

CAGAYAN de oro City–– The people in Mindanao would suffer longer power outage until the government acts on structures illegally constructed under the network of power transmission lines, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) warns Monday. Beth A. Ladaga, the NGCP regional communi-

cation officer in Mindanao, said that the right-of-way (ROW) woes reached critical level last Saturday, which resulted in power tripping of its Agus 2-Kibawe Line 1 in Mindanao. NGCP is a privately owned cor p oration in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that See POWER, page A11

Hunt on vs killers of police officer in Marawi

By RIC CLET and MARIZ REVALES Contributors with Ferdinandh Cabrera of MindaNews

Rep.Rufus B. Rodriguez (second from right) together with Reps. Leopoldo Bataoil, Zenaida Angping and Josephine Sato poses for a picture with Members of Parliament of Japan, Hon. Nakada and Hon. Yamada during a visit to the House of Representatives there. The symbolic pose shows the commitment of the two countries of cooperating and in ensuring peace in the region despite the unilateral and unwarranted acts of China in the West Philippine Sea. KD

ILIGAN City––Authorities launched a hot pursuit operations against the suspects responsible behind the death of a police officer in Marawi City on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Supt. Abner Wahab Santos, single, a resident of Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur, and an acting police chief of Marawi City police station. Initial police investigation said Santos was See killers, page A11

Oro Mini Energy Camp aims for grassroots demand side management By Mike Baños, Editor at large

While other energy players pay lip service to energy demand side management, a new program backed by the country’s largest distribution utility has taken the bull by the horns, so to speak. Energy demand management,

also known as demand side management (DSM), is the modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods such as financial incentives and behavioral change through education. Choosing the latter path to promote its advocacy among the

Philippines’ 40,000 public schools, the Coalition for Better Education (CBE) and One Meralco Foundation launched Monday, 19 October 2015 the first ever Teacher’s Mini Energy Camp in Cagayan de Oro City which aims to develop 100 flash cards for energy education of students in public elementary

schools from Grades 4-10. “Before the opening of the next school year, we expect the 35 teachers attending this Energy Camp to develop at least 100 new flashcards for Energy Education,” said Jeffrey O. Tarayao, One Meralco Foundation President and Meralco Chief Corporate

Social Responsibility Officer who developed the program with CBE Executive Director Luchi Flores. Three local school teachers were among the original 37 handpicked teachers nationwide who developed the initial Energy Ed kit of flash cards over a year See demand, page A11

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Smart offers a bigger and better Surf Abroad 550 with coverage to over 110 countries and anti-bill shock features. At the launch of the product are Eric R. Alberto, Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise Business at PLDT and Smart; Tina Z. Mariano, Global Access and International Services head at Smart; and Alex O. Caeg, Smart Senior Vice President for International and Carrier Business.

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candidate of PDP,” she said, adding, “this is something that I will certainly reciprocate.” She, however, emphasized that her support to PDP will be limited only

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

INDEPENDENT congressional candidate Candy Darimbang yesterday insisted her loyalty will remain to administration candidate Mar Roxas despite the local Padayon Pilipino (PDP) adopted her as a “guest candidate” for the first congressional district of Cagayan de Oro City. Candy, who filed her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on October 15, said that she was grateful over the announcement of PDP titular head and former Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano as the party’s guest candidate for the first congressional district. But she insisted that while she accepted the offer of having her as a “guest candidate” of the PDP, Candy said her support to Mar cannot be compromised. First, Candy said she acted as Mar’s campaign

to the local level saying that her all-out support will always be for former Interior and Local Government Secretary and Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas. She pointed

out that as an independent candidate she would always be happy to get the support of all political parties in the local level. Candy run under the Team Oca party of the then

Misamis Oriental governor now Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno where she won as councilor garnering the highest number of votes in the city’s first district during the 2013 elections.


coordinator when he runs for the Senate in the 2014 elections. She was also Mar’s campaign coordinator when he runs for vice president in 2010 elections. “Nothing will be changed,” she said. Second, Candy is also supporting the senatorial bids of Risa Hontiveros and reelectionist Senator TG Guingona. “I am happy and grateful over my adoption as a guest

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(sixth from left, first row), along with host Masonic District RX-B led by VW Erwin Bollozos (seventh from left, first row) and host Kagay-an Lodge 385 led by Worshipful Master Philip Chang, turns over to principal Ma. Asuncion Rafols (fifth from left, first row) a library in a box at Barra Elementary School in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Witnessing the turnover are Mayor Maximino Seno (fourth from left, first row) and members of Kagay-an Lodge 385 led by district secretary Gabriel Ilagan right, first row). Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco

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Party list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. of Abante Mindanao (Abamin) called this writer to correct the impression that he is still the party list nominee of the Abamin. In our article, “Mindanao Daily News, The Cynosure: CDP picks ‘Maxi’ as ‘guest candidate’ for Congress, Oct. 16, 2015,” we wrote that as “guest candidate,” Maxi could still reclaim a post with the Abamin if he lost his congressional bid in 2016. “I am no longer a nominee of Abamin. If I lost in the 2016 congressional elections, I could not be nominated anymore as Abamin part list representa-

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‘Agree with your critics’

THINK a minute. Do you usually agree with people when they criticize you? Probably not. But MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor just for fun, try it sometime. Agree with the criticism GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit that people might give you. Motoring Editor Photo Journalist At first, it won’t feel natural felix santillan ROEL CATOTO or fun because when people EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao criticize us, our natural reLayout Artists action is just the opposite. PAT SAMONTE We feel hurt like we’re irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN being attacked. So as our Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga blood pressure shoots up, JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG we fire back our own critiRene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao cism of that person like a Regional Editors-Northmin counter-attack. But think of AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA all the time and energy we Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant waste reacting with anger to criticism. ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI A famous, successful NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE person says: “I’ve learned CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY to take criticism seriously, Legal Counsel but not personally.” --------------------------------------------------------------You see, friend, it just bureau and mktg staff might be true—at least part candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 of it. I don’t know about you, MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 but I’ve got lots of room for GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 improvement. VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 So let’s take all the help MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 we can get, even if it hurts bobby mag usara-tangub city a little, because the truth OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 hurts sometimes. And if ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 part of that criticism of us davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 is simply not true or fair, davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 then just take the part that davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 is true and do something davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao about it. -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 Let it change you and davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 make you a better person. digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez Make it work for you to davao city - flaviano mahinay your advantage. davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 As they say: “Spit out the Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: bones and keep the meat.” maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 It will make you stronger butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 in your character. So we san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 just need to chew on that Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO criticism of us and think Member: about it for a while. ORO CHAMBER Philippine Press Institute

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tive,” Rodriguez made the clarification to dispel doubt that he could still go back to Abamin as the party list nominee. Maxi’s adoption as “guest candidate” of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) was his being an “independent” candidate for congress. Thus, there was no malice when CDP decided to adopt Maxi as guest candidate. After all, the idea of adopting a candidate of a political party is a manifestation of great respect and admiration of the party mates of the adopted candidate. Besides, the adoption of candidates always becomes a “fad” during

election season. Another case is the adoption of Councilor Candy Darimbang by the Padayon Pilipino (Move on Filipino) as the party’s “guest candidate” for Congress in the city’s first district. Of course, the people of the first district know pretty well that Candy Darimbang has all the potentials of winning the congressional post there. This fighting lady city councilor has proven her worth as a member of the local legislative body. Darimbang, who belongs to the Liberal Party (LP), is a very independent legislator that she has no respect of party loyalty when the interest of the people is at


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stake. Yes, this admirable young lady has all it takes to be the next Congresswoman of Cagayan De Oro City. The first was the late Rep. “Liling” Roa, See intact, page A11

What could be a Christmas gift? GIFT-giving and receiving and Christmas simply but surely go together. Many times it’s incurring our indignation. Many of us defer the most important decision during the most jolliest season of the year. What is the best Christmas gift for our loved ones? Is it really an important decision, or does it dilute the real meaning of Christmas? I am sure, many of us know the real answer. The giving spirit of the holiday season seems to fade in the light of necessary obligations and finances, along the painful dilemma of giving gifts to those who want to buy for as opposed to those for whom you should buy! Let’s think about it: To whom are we obligated at Christmas: our boss, our cousins, our parents, our partner or our children and friends as well? What about the children? Should they give presents to people either then family members? How about the innumerable large families, especially in the Philippines, because of economics, resort to name-drawing process at Christmas. For me firstly Christmas is spirit. You can always find ways to give gifts without expenses. The most well

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known and always remembered gift is to do to someone like giving “time.” In my family, we do this mostly during the season holidays. But if I lo ok more around, mmh, sad to say, that “time as gift” doesn’t satisfy most of all. Well, it’s okay. There are so many ways to use your mind in terms of giving someone other things than putting Peso or Dollar notes. I am sure you know, that homemade gifts can be also a very good idea. Sure, there is an etiquette of gift giving at Christmas and also other occasions. Homemade gifts are most appropriate, especially as Christmas gifts, according to Stuart E. Jacobson, book author of “The Art of Giving.” Allow me to quote Jacobson, “Home-

made gifts are wonderful. A gift of imagination, a gift of creativity, a gift, that shows (also!) time was put into it. A created time is a wonderful present.” When considering a homemade gift, instead of tumbling through crowded shopping malls (as I tried again yesterday!) and getting a headache (I really got!)! While stumbling from one mall to the next, I found out again, that the real and the whole essence of giving a gift is to bring pleasure to the person receiving it. Jacobson says in his book, “Homemade gifts are also ideal for children to give as presents. Kids can create things because they have unique imagination. Children should feel free to give something to anyone they spend a lot of time with. No monetary value should be placed on what a child should give to someone.” Very well said. I am just afraid, that it seems more or less impossible nowadays in these modern times. +++ You can email me: or follow me on Facebook or Twitter or visit www. or www. klausdoringsclassicalmusic.

The interview I READ the various interviews of some candidates who already filed their certificates of candidacy and I see no difference from one another. All of them spoke of the poor state of the country and their desire to improve the system, to erase graft and corruption, etc. The same old songs, sang by the candidates in the 50s. It made me realized that voting anyone of the 22 who filed their certificates of candidacy would not mean anything but the same promises and false dreams. Nothing is new except my friend Atty. Eli Pamatong who said he will declare

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war against China if elected. I was a little boy when Elpedio Quirino ran for president, Jose Avelino, Camilo Osias, two Sergio Osmena, Ambrosio Padilla, Caloy Garcia, Jovito Salonga, Luis

Taruc, Macapagal, Marcos, Ninoy Aquino, etc. and my heart got hurt to listen to their promises, the attacks, and everything. At least I enjoyed listening to the speakers like Talyux Bacalso, Sergs Osmena, Rama, Cuizon, and a lot others who spoke with eloquence, firmness and determination. After all, politics is a game of speeches the reason why I took public speaking and debates as two of my major elective subjects in college. In today’s trend, speeches must touch on the topics of corruption, foreign relations, war, famine, See interview, page A11

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Butuan brgy. execs want Liga prexy Nestor Amora to resign By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City--At least 49 chairmen of 86 barangays here have demanded the resignation of Butuan City’s Liga ng mga Punong Barangay (LPB) president Nestor Amora for alleged incompetence, irresponsibility, illegal collection of barangay Internal Revenue Allotment, and lack of transparency relative to Liga office and Colegio de Liga expenditures.

In a press conference at a local hotel here, six barangay chairmen, representing the 49 barangay executives, led by Barangay Doongan Chairman Gilberto Enriquez, further took the Liga president to task and showed to journalists Liga Resolution No. 2 Series of 2015 putting to a stop the financing of two radio programs because “The ABC president Hon. Nestor Amora, as anchor / host of the said program(s) failed to convey the concerns of the Punong Barangays (and) instead used the said

program(s) for politics and personal purposes.” Amora is aspiring for a city council seat in the 2016 elections under Mayor Ferdinand Amante’s political group. Barangay Chairmen Gilbert Enriquez of Doongan, Venusto Clarito, Jr. of Villakananga, Cesar Berdera of Obrero, Arturo Gado of Bilay, Wilbert Ejes of Ong Yiu, and Dennis Gonzaga of Ampayon revealed that most of the Liga members have been prompted to seek Amora’s resignation from the organization’s presidency for “loss of trust and

confidence” in his leadership. They said Amora gravely insulted them with a statement in a radio program, “Mga kapitan matapok lang kung na pitik (The barangay captains assemble in meetings only if they are bribed)”. They recalled Amora to have said that he would resign if his promise to bring barangay captains to a scheduled but failed trip to Singapore. They also blasted the Liga president for irresponsibility because

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ON THE SPOT. Liga ng mga Punong Barangay (LPB) president and Butuan City Sanggunian member Nestor Amora (left photo) is accused by barangay chairmen (right photo, from right) Venusto Clarito, Jr. of Villakanga, Cesar Berdera of Obrero, Arturo Gado of Bilay, Gilbert Enriquez of Doongan, Wilbert Ejes of Ong Yiu, and Dennis Felix Gonzaga of Ampayon of incompetence, irresponsibility, lack of transparency relative to Liga expenditures, and illegal collection of barangay Internal Revenue Allotment. Some 49 barangay chairmen of Butuan City’s 86 barangays want Amora to step down from the Liga presidency.pat samonte Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172


October 13, 2015

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that LEVENIA Z. DAUZ has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EBRAIL ZETA DAUZ at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Abraham C. Dauz and Levenia I. Zeta. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 02, 2015. (Sgd) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 20 & 27, 2015

EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION/ SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE AGATON V. LADICA Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late AGATON V. LADICA, who died longtime ago; the said deceased left the following real properties. 1. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot 1871 located at Centrio, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009811 with an area 4,395 square meters embraced under TCT/CLOA No. 2617 is the share of CARMELITA L. DAGOC; 2. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2027 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009961 embraced by OCT P-12741 with an area 1,250 square meters is the share of MYRNA L. CHIONG (deceased) represented by ERNESTO T. CHIONG; A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2026 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009965 embraced under OCT/TCT No. P-12738 is the share of MYRNA L. CHIONG represented by ERNESTO T. CHIONG; 3. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. PS located at Caisio, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009787 embraced by OCT/TCT No. P-16228 with an area of 3,226 square meters is the share of PATRICIO C. LADICA; 4. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. PS located at Caisio, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 0009788 with an area of 1,827 square meters is the share of LYDIA L. TAGUN; 5. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2075 located at Caisio, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009902 embrace by OCT/TCT No. P-12740 with an area of 534 square meters is the share of DANILO C. LADICA. A PARCEL OF LAND located at San Miguel Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009736 known as Lot No. 4737 with an area of 5,930 square meters is the share of DANILO C. LADICA; 6. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 1987 located at Caisio, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009896 embraced by OCT No. P-12739 with an area of 1,508 square meters is the share of ROSE L. DIENTE; A Residential Building constructed under Lot No. 2016 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 0009974 is the share of ROSE L. DIENTE; A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 1971 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009952 embraced by OCT/TCT No. P-12737 with an area of 1,725 square meters is the share of ROSE L. DIENTE; 7. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 4740 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009736 with an area of 1,025 square meters is the share of RUEL C. LADICA; 8. A PARCEL OF LAND

known as Lot No. 1975 located at Bioong, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009957 embraced by OCT/ TCT No. P-9471 with an area of 5,518 square meters is the share of DONA L. RAMOSO; 9. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 1885 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 0009835 embraced by OCT/TCT No. P-7481 with an area of 2,645 square meters is the share of IMELDA L. SOMUBAY; 10. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 4742 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009736 with an area of 6,839 square meters is the share of RICO C. LADICA; A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2165 (inside TL) located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 0703520 with an area 35,614 square meters is the share of RICO C. LADICA; 11. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 4732 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009736 with an area of 13,342 square meters is the share of ALLAN C. LADICA; A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 1841 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000009868 embraced by OCT/TCT No. P-12742 with an area of 885 square meters is the share of ALLAN C. LADICA; A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. inside Timber land located at Igutan, San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 0009735 with an area of 6,341 square meters is the share of ALLAN C. LADICA; 12. A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2016 located at San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 030000099873 embraced by OCT No. P-9470 with an area of 11,888 square meters ARE THE COMMON SHARES of DANILO C. LADICA, ROSE L. DIENTE, RUEL C. LADICA & RICO C. LADICA; are the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION/SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE AGATON V. LADICA, made and entered namely; CARMELITA L. DAGOC, married to Guillermo C. Dagoc (deceased), MYRNA L. CHIONG (deceased) represented by ERNESTO T. CHIONG, PATRICIO C. LADICA, married to Ma. Fe N. Ladica, LYDIA L. TAGUN married to Alejandro C. Tagun, DANILO C. LADICA married to Delia Ladica, ROSE L. DIENTE, married to Renie S. Diente, RUEL C. LADICA married to Maricel J. Ladica, DONA L. RAMOSO married to Cerilo D. Ramoso, IMELDA L. SOMUBAY married to Rony B. Somubay, RICO C. LADICA married to Nora M. Ladica, & ALLAN C. LADICA married to Luz D. Ladica all of legal ages, Filipinos, all married and all residents San Miguel, Mahinog, Camiguin, Province; that the above-mentioned parties are the legitimate children. As per Doc. No. 10; Page No. 2; Book No. 56; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. ANIANO S. PADERANGA. MDN: OCT. 6, 13 & 20, 2015

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‘Give attention to poor,’ Duterte warns Davao City Hall employees DAVAO City--Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned City Hall employees to give attention and preference to poor and marginalized constituents. “I have heard that bigotry has again surfaced in the city hall, that you are ignoring and not giving attention to the poor.” Duterte said during an impromptu press conference at a firing range in the Maa, in Davao City yesterday (October 15).

“I will not tolerate bigotry and discrimination.” Duterte said as he reiterated his policy in providing preferential treatment to the poor. “I would like to talk to them one Monday morning.” Duterte said referring to the city’s Monday flag ceremony, where the entire city hall’s workforce is assembled. The Mayor added that the warning also goes to department heads and chief



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not hesitate to assign to far-flung districts city hall employees who practice bigotry. He also reiterated the local government not to be complacent as he noted the lack of an opposition party in the city’s politics that would serve as watchdogs. The Mayor had asked the media to serve as vigilant watchdogs in lieu of an opposition to guard against abuse and complacency. (PIA/RG Alama)

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As the Chinese say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Change must start with the teacher. What do we want out teachers to be? First, we want them to be proud of being a teacher. Very often we come across teachers in the field who would say “ nag teacher na lang ako kasi hindi ko kayang maging doctor.” It’s sad to hear that. Because teachers who think that way tend to forget the key role they play in our society. To a very large extent, teachers shape the mind, heart and spirit of every young Filipino. In that sense, they hold our nation’s future. In their hands lies our dream of a better Philippines and resolve to do our share in building our nation along the contours of that dream. We cannot just wait others to do it for us… or the “right person” to come along and save us. Teachers must take the initiative. If not, we will, at best, remain where we are today: confused, unfocused, disunited, Kanya-kanya. We envision teachers

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DOST – Information and Communications Technology Office, in partnership with 1337 Ventures and, is set to run a pre-accelerator program for startups in their early ideation and validation stages. The Alpha Startup Bootcamp will be on its pilot run in the Philippines this November, kicking off with a boot camp in Cebu

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City on November 9 – 13, 2015. The inaugural 5-day Bootcamp will feature workshops on customer and product development, pitching, mentoring sessions, and networking sessions that will help startups advance from idea generation to developing viable products and business models. To conclude the Bootcamp,

startups will get the chance to showcase their outputs in a demo day that will be attended by key investors. “This Alpha Startup Bootcamp will help early stage startups get off the ground by teaching them the basics of building a digital business. This is a gap we currently see in the Philippine startup ecosystem that this initiative will help

address,” said DOST-ICTO Deputy Executive Director Monchito Ibrahim. In response to such gap, the DOST – ICTO has partnered with TechTalks. ph and Malaysia-based accelerator, 1337 Ventures in this Bootcamp. Champions of startups in the country’s grassroots communities and the ASEAN, respectively, and1337 Ventures see the first Alpha Startup Bootcamp as an opportunity to meet promising Philippine startups they can potentially work with to further develop the startup communities in the country and the ASEAN region. Startups that successfully graduate from the program will have a chance to receive microfunding and resources that are helpful for their startup as well as gain priority admission into funding programs run by 1337 Ventures. More importantly, they will become validated startups with stronger pitches and will be more ready to pursue business ventures. Entrepreneurs can now apply for the Bootcamp at A one-minute video pitch must be submitted as an


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Chevrolet Motorama 2015 takes the ‘Bowtie’ on the road Chevrolet Philippines presents a more exciting and a more accessible Chevrolet Motorama staring this October 2015. With the theme, “Live your Dream, Drive a Chevy Now”, the Chevrolet Motorama 2015 in 50s Diners style will be held in several major mall venues and will also be accessible to more Chevrolet fans in various schedules until December 2015. New and exclusive Chevrolet Motorama easy ownership All-in low down payment offers for as low as PhP 98,000 are also up for grabs. The New 2016 Chevrolet Trax, city-smart urban SUV with a first-in-itssegment 1.4 Turbo gasoline engine and the iconic and commanding 2016 Chevrolet Suburban shall also make their first public exhibition through the 2015 Chevrolet Motorama mall roadshow series. The Motorama mall series shall begin on October 2 to 4, 2015 at the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. Motorama in 50’s Style From rock n’ roll and art deco to jukebox and neon lights, 1950s America gave birth to popular culture. Chevrolet, with its golden Bowtie badge, revved

through those glory days with the brand’s iconic cars and now aims to showcase the theme as a nod to its more than 100 years of automotive engineering as it hosts this year’s Chevrolet Motorama. Already on its 6th installment, the Chevrolet Motorama invites everyone to a three month-long celebration of non-stop Chevy thrills and great ownership offers starting October 2, 2015 all the way until December 30, 2015 at select mall locations nationwide. 2015 Motorama on Tour Made even bigger and better than previous editions, the 2015 Chevrolet Motorama goes on tour to set up roving exhibitions in different malls within including the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong on October 2 to 4,2015, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, Glorietta in Makati and Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and more. Car display roadshows in different areas outside of NCR will also be set up in different regional locations. The exhibit will feature Chevrolet’s latest line of road conquering vehicles such as the award-winning

, Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4, Trailblazer 4x2 LTX and Chevrolet Colorado Tracker edition. The ‘Motorama on Tour’ also offers consumers a first look at the citysmart urban SUV, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax, and Chevrolet’s iconic large SUV – The Chevrolet Suburban. Live your Dream, Drive a Chevy Now Chevrolet Philippines and its 23 dealer partners, puts forth dream deals for easier ownership of that Chevrolet you’ve always wanted. Starting October 2, 2015, ownership packages for your dream purchase is now within reach through Chevrolet’s all-in, low-down payment promos on the compact SUV Captiva for as low as P98,000, the stylish multi-purpose Orlando for as low as P118,000 , Chevrolet’s powerful midsized pick-up - the Colorado for as low as Php119,000 and the award-winning midsize SUV, the Trailblazer LTX variant at P168,000 and LTZ variant at Php188,000. Ready for adventure and ready for fun, the Chevrolet Trailblazer beats with a 2nd generation Duramax turbo diesel engine. The line’s 2.8 liter variants produce an impressive 200 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque,

making the Trailblazer the most powerful vehicle in its class. The Trailblazer LTX and LTZ each come equipped with features such as a built-in dash camera with 32GB memory, and a reliable Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to keep drivers blazing safe on the road. Standard features on the LTX model also include rugged yet elegant 18-inch alloy wheels, premium leather seats, rear back up camera with rear sensors. Each LTZ variant also comes equipped with Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system that features touch screen technology and media connectivity through Bluetooth, AUX, USB, and Siri Eyes Free. The

LTX AT variant’s Android Infotainment System is made even more versatile with a free* one-year 4G internet connection powered by Globe Tattoo and comes with built-in apps like Waze and Spotify. Chevrolet Philippines also assures its customers of a worry-free ownership experience by offering a special warranty that covers units for three years plus a two-year extended warranty for the vehicle’s Powertrain or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first**. Chevrolet also provides its new clients with free three-year 24/7 roadside assistance. By simply dialing 328CHEV, owners may avail of vehicle support, personal assistance, and information service round the clock.

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WORLD leaders left New York having agreed a framework for the world’s sustainable development, but for mountain communities around the world this action can’t come quickly enough. Climate change is already here, threatening their food security, nutrition and livelihoods. Indigenous groups and traditional farmers from 21 mountain communities in 10 countries gathered

recently in Tajikistan to assess climate change impacts and develop responses to this crisis. The meeting was organized by Asociacion ANDES (Peru), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Aga Khan Foundation’s Mountain Development Support Programme.1 Ahead of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) biennial Interna-

tional Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) meeting on 5-9 October, the meeting developed solutions that will aid the implementation of the Treaty’s objectives on in-situ conservation and enhance the resilience of indigenous farmers in the face of global warming threats. The implementation of Farmers’ Rights will be a key issue on the agenda for

the FAO Treaty Governing Body meeting in Rome next week. Farmers’ Rights are increasingly being eroded by the introduction or strengthening of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for plant breeders, since farmers often have no equivalent protection in many countries. As a result, traditional farmers are facing serious challenges and a lack

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A “consensus” has been reached: the 2015-16 El Niño will be among the four strongest since 1950. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said international weather prediction centers have agreed it will be among the strongest, right there with the El Niños of 1972-73, 1982-83 and1997-98. Since September 1, a mature and strong El Niño has spread in the tropical Pacific Ocean and likely to strengthen further before the end of the year, according to PAGASA, citing a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) forecast. The outlook reflects the majority of international climate models, such as that of the Climate Prediction Center at the International Research Institute (IRI), Columbia University, which says that the chance of El Niño is greater than 95 percent continuing through March-April-May 2016 season, and is near 78 percent through April-May-June. The Bureau of Meteorology-Australia says the tropical Pacific ocean and atmosphere are reinforcing each other, maintaining a strong El Niño that is likely to persist into early 2016. The Tokyo Climate Center, Japan Meteorological Agency, says El Niño conditions continue in the equatorial Pacific and is likely to continue through the Northern Hemisphere winter. See summer, page A9

EEF eating has impassioned the nation, with politicians of all hues dueling like bulls in rage. Religious taboos are one aspect but there is also a very strong environmental angle for not eating beef.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has dubbed beef as a "climate harmful meat". It is very energy intensive to produce every gram of beef, on an average every hamburger results in 3 kg of carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Today, saving the planet is really about ensuring sustainable consumption and meat production is unfortunately a highly energy intensive exercise. Meat eaters in general and beef eaters in particular are among the most unfriendly to the global environment, reports the United Nations body, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. See experts, page A11

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Due to the economic importance of cassava in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) recently capped its series of training on the Management and Control of Cassava Phytoplasma Disease (Witch’s Broom), in Mambajao, Camiguin. More than 250 agricultural technicians from the local government units and cassava farmer-leaders from the various parts of the region attended the training which aimed to refresh and enhance their technical knowledge on the management of major pests and diseases of cassava. Jocylen A. Gementiza, Cassava Focal Person of DA-RFO 10, reported that the region produced a volume of about 601,000 metric tons of cassava for the year 2013. Although NorMin takes pride in producing a quarter of the country’s total output, she added that the region should curb the prevalence of different pests and diseases in cassava, considering the plant’s production is valued at P1.488 billion. Other training sites include those in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; Iligan City, Lanao del Norte; Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental and Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. # (JLOlson, DA-RFO 10/Photo credits: Agri-Pinoy Corn Program)

K to 12: Burdens or it Lightens By Estormeo G. Serena

K-12 program has been a top-rising issue in our country today. Questions of reliability, accessibility and the quality of education that lead to the minds of most Filipinos today. The question is, are we truly prepared? How about the facilities, building structures, number of teachers, and financial aspects of parents? These are just some of the problems being observed. Now, does it lightens the difficulties of finding job and sending children to college or a burden that adds to parents additional 2 years expenses? Basically, K to 12 program means Kindergarten and 12 years of elementary and secondary education. Kindergarten refers to the 5-year old cohort that takes a standardized kinder curriculum. Six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7-10) and the two years of senior high school (Grades 11-12).The two years of senior high school intend to provide time for students to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies and to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts, skills, develop lifelong learners and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment and entrepreneurship. I believe that it is time to embrace a new phase of challenge. To be globally competitive, to enhance the quality of basic education curriculum. K to 12 is the answer to this. I persuade every Filipino to support this program that aims to establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and the society. Such mandate gives justice to the basic rights of every Filipino child: the right to quality education

and the right to a quality life, as mandated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution state. Moreover, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III announced in an article presented by Velasco (2012) that ‘’ We need to add two years to our basic education. Those who can afford to pay up to fourteen years of schooling before university. Thus, their children are getting into the best universities and the best jobs after graduation. I want at least 12 years for our public school children to give them an even chance at succeeding.” Furthermore, Education Undersecretary Alberto Muyot said that the present curriculum is described as congested. This means that students do not get enough time to perform tasks because the curriculum is designed to be taught in a span of 12 years and not 10 years. The short duration of our basic education program puts Filipinos who are interested to either work or study abroad at a disadvantage. This is because other countries see our 10year program as incomplete, which then, causes Filipino graduates to not be considered as professionals abroad(Velasco, 2012). Some said that this program is not the answer to the problem of employment and of competing globally, but instead it will only burdens every parents that shoulders the additional expenses of another two years in high school. Also, according to Senator Trillanes that before implementing the controversial program, the government should first address the real problem plaguing the education sector like the lack of classrooms and the low salary of teachers. In contrary to this, the Department of Education is ready of the implementation of the K-12 program. All 221 divisions of the Department

of Education (DepEd) have finished planning and have figures on enrolment a year in advance. These plans were reviewed by a separate team and finalized upon consultation with other stakeholders including classrooms, teachers, textbooks and curriculum as observed in the When it comes to classrooms, DepEd built 66,813 classrooms that had been built since 2010 to 2013. There were also 33,608 additional classrooms built lasty 2014. On March 11, 2015, DepEd planned to build not less than 5,216 Senior High Schools in the country. There are also 274 private school with permit to offer senior high and 1116 are still in the process of the application. For teachers, since 2010 to 2014, Dep Ed hired 128,005 newly hired teachers. DepEd also plans to hire 30,000 additional teachers for senior high school in 2016. Finally, the K-12 program was implemented. Adjustment and acceptance is the load that burdens every individual. But for some who embraces change, it lightens their sight of transformation for the betterment of everyone. Therefore, why not take the challenge and support the implementation of the program? Every Filipino should think of every positive outcome to support the government for its aim for change. Be optimistic of the changes leading the way to be successful in achieving its goal. Teachers should find ways for professional growth. Students must be willing to invest their time and resources to undergo the program. Parents should give their full support in providing their children’s educational needs. While the government must build more classrooms, facilities and increase the salary of the teachers. In such ways, we will be able to achieve the success that we extremely desire.

The E-Learning implementation in schools By Carmen S. Madrio Teacher – III Tudela National Comprehensive High School Tudela, Misamis Occidental

It is a challenge for a class teacher to input lessons in fast-paced way to a class having slow-learners. But it is a normal in a classroom setting that slow-learning students exist. Thus, most of the time, remedial classes happens, or even special review hours for these children. 21st century is a period of advancement and technology. Thus, Department of Education has come up with a helpful idea and fused education and technology use, creating programs to aid problems in education. E-Learning is an example.

E-Learning or tutorial via electronic media provides learners with high quality digital education. It aims to improve learning performance, increase level of proficiency especially in tough subjects, and decrease nonreaders and non-numerates. Aside from that, E-Learning has helped maintain zero drop-out rate and failure rate, and further increase educational promotion. Teachers implement this electronic tutorial to slowlearners after class hours of both morning and afternoon session. They are given period of instruction that


equatorial Atlantic. According to the Climate Prediction Center’s ENSO (El Niño, La Niña and the Southern Oscillation) forecast, El Niño and La Niña events tend to develop during the period April to June and they tend to reach their maximum strength during December to Februar y. They typically persist for nine to 12 months, though occasionally persisting for up to two years. They also typically recur every two to seven years. T he Tokyo C l i mate Center’s prediction for October to December predicts a high probability of above normal precipitation in equatorial western Indian O ce an and t he equatorial central Pacific. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has observed that tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures are more than 2 °C above average, exceeding El Niño thresholds by well over 1 °C, and at levels not seen since the 1997–98 event. It says most international climate models surveyed by BOM indicate El Niño

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T h e A PE C C l i m ate Center (APCC) in Busan, S outh Korea, sees a strengthening of the El Niño, with a peak during the last quarter of 2015. Its forecasts for 2016 suggest the persistence of the El Niño with a belt of above-normal rainfall in the equatorial Pacific surrounded by areas of below normal precipitation. T h e A P C C ’s l a t e s t model forecasts for October 2015 to March 2016 indicates persistent positive temperature anomaly across the tropical Pacific consistent with the strengthening El Niño. The APCC forecast indicates that the positive temperature anomalies will continue to prevail over much of the globe. Strongly enhanced pro b a bi l it y f or b e l ow normal precipitation is predicted for the tropical and subtropical North and S outh Pacific, the Philippines and southern Indochina and Malay peninsulas, Amazonia and

could help them increase their performance and selfmotivation. It is but typical to know that there are students who learn slower compare to the entire class. Instead of viewing this as a tough situation, a teacher should see it as a challenge to him. Thus, he should give more attention and apply wiser teaching strategies. These students should not be left behind, but should be guided, motivated and molded to be confident individuals, along with the entire class. The invention of technology is to ease way of life and provide comfort. The mentioned problem in education is one concern on why technology existed. is likely to peak towards the end of 2015. Typically, El Niño is strongest during the late austral spring or early summer, and weakens during late summer to autumn. SciencePhilippines

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God created us to have the character of Jesus Christ. One of the main reasons He became a human being was to show us the kind of nature and person He designed us to be. And all it takes is one look at Jesus to know we’ve got a long way to go to become that kind of person! So let’s learn all we can and take all the help we can get—even from our critics. The truth may hurt, but it also can set us free from our wrong attitudes, motives, and behavior. That’s the only way we can start becoming all we were made to be. Why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive for your wrong way of living? Then ask Him to help you start making the changes you need to make in your character and life. Just Think a Minute.

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You are not born for yourself but for others The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October19, 2015-Monday) Matthew 1:18-24” Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And

she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. This is supposedly imitated by all husbands to die for the welfare of his family. Do not

give up your love ones to any one even death is the “consequence” of doing it. Die for what is right because at the end, heaven will be your reward. God trust you so much for giving you someone under your care and protection. He expects you to love this person no matter what. He wants you to push this person for him to fulfill his divine assignments on this earth. He believes on your capacity to make a big difference to somebody

else. It is not an accident for having someone in your life. They are sent by God for a reason. You are responsible for their welfare and benefits. You are accountable for their better future. You are not born for yourself but for others. You are born to do something great for the sake of others. You have an assignment to produce more fruits on this earth. You are born to save the situation of others like Joseph.You are born to ensure

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BOCBOC CES - A School that Cares! By JESUSA M. CANTILANG, Ed.D., ESP 2 Bocboc Central Elementary School

Bocboc Central Elementary School is one of the small central school of the Division of Bukidnon. It is located at Barangay Bocboc in the Municipality of Don Carlos Bukidnon. It is situated along the national highway bound for Kadingilan Bukidnon. BCES is a school with a friendly and welcoming ambiance. It is manned by fifteen strong and dynamic teachers and lead by a School Principal 2. Its vision is to produce young individuals who are equipped with 3’RsReading, Writing, Arithmetic , values and aspirations enabling them to adjust to societal and global changes in pursuit of quality life. Its mission is to provide quality

basic education. For the past years, BCES has been marching on to progress. It promotes academic and non- academic excellence by maximizing local resources; repainted and beautified classrooms and its surroundings, repaired the School Office, H.E. building, School Canteen, E-Classroom and Feeding Center. Strengthened reading program, organized Remedial Reading Program, adopted DEAR-Drop Everything and Read, implemented the PHIL-IRI, Read-A-Thon Program and intensified the Read-Two Books a year policy not only by the children but also by the teachers and school head. BCES aims to increase

performance indicators through implementation of the Child Friendly School System Program. Develop localized teaching materials to aid and improve learning ability of pupils. Reduced number of malnourished children through the School Feeding Program using produce from Gulayan Sa Paaralan Project of the parents. It also develop noble commitment and value by participating in scouting, sports and other activities for character development among teachers and pupils. BCES also advocates the CRC ( courtesy, Respect and Cleanliness). It provides support to teachers and pupils by prioritizing needs through its meager MOOE budget and financial support from its stakeholders.

OHSP: Rekindling the Hope of Better Future By Genilyn L. Mercado, Ph.D. Teacher – III Natubo Elementary School

The fruit of finishing education is beautiful. It promises position, career, abundance and success. Education is very important. Being one of the rights of each child, it provides path to attainment of goals and dreams. Education is hope. Unfortunately, however, not all children are given the

chance to be educated in school. It is due to several hindrances which poverty topped it all. This problem in Education has resulted to a number of out-of-school individuals in the past years. Most of these individuals then have created the high rate of unemployment in the country.


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Department of Education is aiming to aid this problem, to as well prevent other problems. This is the reason for implementing the Open High School Program. OHSP is an alternative mode for formal secondary education. It further provides opportunity for elementary school graduates, high school drop-outs and to those individuals who passed examinations like Philippine Education Placement Test, an undertaking preparing them to complete high school education that is more accessible than the regular schooling. This alternative program is implemented through the provision and use of printed self-learning modules that compose of lessons and activities to do. In OHSP, a student could be able to learn in independent and time-managed manner. Knowing the substance and form, OHSP could produce learners who are independent and competitive. In availing this program, an aspiring OHSP student must be Filipino in citizenship, an independent learner so that he could be able to make use of the provided modules, and has completed the pre-requisite grade or year level. He should also be a successful examinee of Independence Learning Readiness Test and Informal Reading Inventory that shall be given. OHSP is a strategic measure implemented in order to educate learners in a way that suit their kind of life. OHSP believes that Education is the best tool of an individual in order to do transform his life and be productive.

A HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION IN GINGOOG CITY – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ joins the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day in Gingoog City. He brought actress Miss KATYA SANTOS of ABS-CBN’s teleserye “Dream Dad” who entertained and interacted with the teachers. The teachers merrily participated to the gimmicks and ploys of Miss Santos. Vice Governor Pelaez was also awarded a plaque by DR. MYRNA T. CASTAÑOS for his unwavering support to the teachers of Gingoog City during the affair. Present in the celebration were former Provincial Board Member JIGJAG G. PELAEZ (upper photo, extreme left), Provincial Board Member VIRGELIA F. DUMADAG (upper photo, 2nd from left) and Provincial Board Member SUSAN LAGBAS (extreme right), among supplied


World Teachers Day is commemorated annually every 5th day of October to celebrate the essential role and vital responsibility of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. The teachers of SALAWAGAN CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL celebrated the said special event last October 5, 2015 at the school multi-purpose hall. The year’s theme of the celebration is “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” which means that the teachers are not only a means in implementing education goals, but they are also the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge , values and ethics. The said event had two parts. There was a program in the morning wherein the pupils from every grade level gave tribute to please their mentors by showing their spectacular talents on stage. They heartily handed bouquet of flowers, simple but valuable gifts, thank you notes and messages. The sincerity and thoughtfulness

of the children were seen on their innocent faces while they gave the presents. It shows how thankful and grateful they are to their second parents in school. In the same way or another, the teaching staff expressed their gratitude and thanks toward the school principal through giving thank you messages and flowers. The morning’s celebration ended with a lavish yet simple lunch in the school H.E building .Nutritious foods were serve to the honoree –the teachers to refresh themselves from the tiring yet fulfilling works.

To make the activity more fruitful and enjoyable, games such as volleyball, sack race, kadang-kadang and patintero played in the afternoon. After the games, the red team- grade III and IV teachers proclaimed as the champion, while the grade V and VI teachers – the blue team rank first place and teachers from Grade I and II- the yellow team rank second. All team received prizes from their philanthropist donors. Through the collaborative efforts of the school Principal Mr. Vicente F. Garciano, teaching and non-teaching staff, pupils and parents the event is a memorable one that everybody should treasure and remember.

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of the humiliation they suffered for not being given accommodation during a seminar in Iloilo City because of non-confirmation from the Office of the Butuan Liga President. What made matters worse was, Amora arrived at the seminar venue “only on the last day (we) were about to leave the place.” They said the Liga president “is incompetent, unfit to lead the Liga ng mga Punong Barangay.” The six barangay chairmen disclosed that majority of the Liga members passed Resolution No. 1 Series of 2015, urging Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. to create a special investigation team to conduct a special audit relative to Colegio de Liga and the organization’s expenditures to which the city executive has not allegedly acted so far. Since 1 percent of the city’s barangay Internal Revenue Allotment has been alloted for the establishment and operational expenses of the Colegio de Liga for several years now, and, several thousands, if not millions, of pesos have been collected from the barangays, “it behooves the Liga ng mga Barangay to account for the public funds based on the principle of transparency and accountability and to conduct an impartial audit to determine how the said public funds were used,” the measure stated.

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who was elected Congresswoman of the city’s lone congressional district at the time when the city’s congressional district was still undivided. Garnering about 50,000 votes when she ran for the city council during the 2013 local elections, Darimbang’s chances of winning the congressional post in the 2016 elections might not be far behind. She would definitely be a pain in the neck of the incumbent Congressman. In fact, Darimbang claimed that it was the number of votes of her supporters that also contributed to Moreno’s “victory” in the 2013 mayoral elections. Well, many have expressed the confidence that with the help of the Padayon Pilipino, Darimbang could deliver the necessary votes to dislodge the incumbent Congressman of the city’s first district. Former City Mayor Dongkoy Emano led the complete slate of Padayon Pilipino candidates during the filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) at the City Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) last Friday. Thousands of Christian and Moslem supporters, most of them the marginalized poor city residents, escorted Emano and his party to the city COMELEC office. The presence of “Dong-

koy” Emano sparks some inexplicable ambience where thousands of people, some crying and some shouting his name, as the leader of the city’s blighted communities and the oppressed emerged from his vehicle. Indeed, thousands of supporters have remained loyal to Dongkoy all through the years. The kind of loyalty and genuine affection that only a charismatic leader like Dongkoy could possibly have. Send comments/ reaction: crisguardian@

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etc. so the people will know what to do. Promising them on anything is nonsense, an old broken song during the time of Tarzan that has no merit and incapable of appreciation. Many politicians now do not know the style and art because they rely on vote-buying which is sure to happen. So even the slum politicians, the street walkers and the unggoy can win. It is really very difficult for the country to move forward owing to the kind of voters and politicians we have. Of course, except for a few who are serious in their endeavors about serving their constituents. The problem is they belonged to the minority and their voice is locked and silenced within the short corners of society. In other words the same voice is thrown into the river and flushed into the great ocean of nowhere. We have alleged good and honest leaders, but they do not want to participate in the struggle for fear they succumb to the virus of corruption and dirts. What we want is some leaders who are willing to sacrifice and even shot if necessary. One who can see eye-to-eye with crimes and criminals. Maybe this person is still in the womb of his mother thus the horizon is empty of his shadow.

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It may come as a surprise but globally beef production is one of the leading culprits for climate change. Some even suggest that beef is the devil or the "shaitan" of the meat production industry. That having said, the lynching of a man on the suspicion that he consumed beef can never be justified in any society. Experts suggest that giving up beef will reduce the global carbon footprint on earth far more than avoiding use of cars. Here is why, if one examines the numbers closely livestock production contributes more towards global warming than does the transport sector in total, through emissions of gases that result in changing the climate. According to FAO, the livestock sector is responsible for 18 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions as compared to the

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trees or build structures under high voltage transmission lines and demand compensation every time the NGCP personnel enters the property with maintenance work. Ladaga said that the NGCP also appeals to the local government units for a resolution prohibiting tree-planting and building any structure under transmission lines. She said that the interruption and power outages caused by trees and plants on power transmission lines affect not only the operations of the hydropower plants, which is the source of the bulk of power supply, but all the power consumers in Mindanao because of longer power interruptions. The NGCP holds the 25-year concession contract from page A1 to operate the country’s include the interconnect- power transmission neted system of transmission work, Ladaga said. lines, towers, substations, and related assets. Ladaga said that the from page A1 are the lead campers NGCP is seeking immediate assistance from the military for the CDO 3-day Mini and government officials in Energy-Camp: Myrna P. negotiating the issue of the Banana (Maccabean ElROW in areas where the ementary School), Avellino power transmission lines Costanillo (Camp Evangeare affected because of il- lista Elementary School) and legal structures and planted Jessica Joy Hinacay, City trees along with privately Central School principal. Anita M. G o chuco, owned lots. She said that the sus- Department of Education tained power tripping of Cagayan de Oro City Divithe Agus 2-Kibawe Line 1 sion Superintendent, said in Mindanao last Saturday she hopes the program can morning occurred due to eventually be shared with falling trees that cut the the 70 public elementary schools and 39 public high power line conductors. “The incident leaves schools in the city, 30 of NGCP with only one line which remain without eleccatering to the Agus 1 and 2 tricity. Flores said the initial power plants, which threatens the entire Mindanao 300 flash cards will be intewith complete isolation from grated into the public school hydropower plants once the curriculum into subjects remaining line becomes including English, Math, Science, Technology Liveunavailable,” she said. Ladaga said that the lihood Education (TLE), situation was aggravated Edukasyon Pantahanan as landowners refused entry at Pangkabuhayan (EPP) to NGCP personnel tasked and most especially, Values to clear and restore the af- Education (Edukasyon sa fected power transmission Pagpakakatao). “Over the long term, lines vital to the grid. According to Ladaga, we hope to teach students the frequent dips in voltage, the nature and proper use frequency severely affect of electricity, which they both household appliances would hopefully cascade and industrial equipment. to their friends, and most The trees and other especially, their parents structures under NGCP and siblings in the home,” facilities breach safety clear- Tarayao said. “There is an ances and endanger the old Zen saying which says, reliability of the entire grid, ‘A seed will never see its flower’. May we all be so Ladaga said. She said that the NGCP similarly inspired to aspire has sought the assistance of for a responsible stewardthe military because the lot ship of God’s creations in owners intentionally plant the generations to come.” transport sectors' 15 percent. In a study "Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options", the FAO concludes that "the livestock sector is major player (and its contributions to climate change has) a higher share than transport.” Earth lovers are voicing their concern and shaming meat eaters, most recently Laurence Tubiana. The charismatic French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations for the big climate summit to be held in a few weeks in Paris said, “This over consumption of meat is really killing many things (there has to be a campaign) that big meat consumers should stop that. At least try one day without meat.” (PNA/PTI)



Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC October 16, 2015 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1. Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No.l Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby serving to the public that _____ has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of EDMA FILIPINO TORRES at Catagan, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and whose parents are Elesio Apilan Torres and Marieta R. Filipino. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than 02 November 2015. (Sgd.) BELEN F. LINGANAY City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 20 & 27, 2015

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ab out to re tu r n to Marawi police station after attending a meeting when the suspects peppered his car with bullets at around 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. PNP-ARMM spokesperson Sr. Insp. Ronald de Leon said Supt. Al Abner Wahab Santos, a resident of Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur, was driving his black Montero vehicle when shot by armed men on board a similar black Montero at the Crossing Sarimanok, Barangay Luksa Datu in Marawi City. De Leon said the killing could be related to the anti-drug and Oplan Lambat-Sibat work-related accomplishments of the police chief. Santos sustained a multiple gunshot wounds in the head. He did not reach the hospital alive. Officials from the city and in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (ARMM) has appealed to the authorities to deploy additional troops to augment the present troops for them to have better security in the area. Just recently, a police officer in Marawi City was shot and killed while his buddy was also wounded while responding to a report of an alleged carnappers trying to steal the parked motorcycle in the downtown Marawi. Lanao del Sur provincial director Sr. Supt. Seigfred Ramos said the victim was identified as PO2 Namayri Pantuan.

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of incentives for sustaining their diverse genetic resources for food and agriculture. The Tajikistan meeting found that mountain communities are already facing drastic changes in their food and farming systems due to extreme and unusual weather patterns, and that these impacts have worsened in the last 18 months. Many are suffering from reduced water availability and increased pests linked to decreasing rainfall and increasing temperatures, however the meeting has already been able to provide some steps towards tackling this. Local crop varieties are often resistant to droughts and pests, unlike the modern, introduced varieties sold by agricultural institutes and multinational companies. In Tajikistan’s Jafr community, only local fruit trees can survive the worsening drought conditions and heat. In Thailand, wild bees are more resilient to increased heat than introduced varieties. Traditional knowledge and practices are also becoming increasingly critical to survival. Diversification is another important response to reduce the risk of crop failure, in terms of the plants themselves, the landscape they are farmed in and mixed production systems. Traditional farming landscapes provide living gene

banks where crops can continue to evolve and shift across ecological niches to adapt to climate change. For example, in the ANDESsupported Potato Park, Peru, six communities conserve 1400 different types of potato and work with scientists to test them in different parts of the landscape. Alejandro Argumedo from ANDES said: “In the Jafr community, a traditional farmer has collected and tested local fruit trees from across the region, has adapted potatoes from Peru through selection over five years to enhance diversity, and has grafted tomatoes onto potatoes to enhance productivity.” The meeting resulted in the creation of an International Network of Biocultural Heritage Territories for in-situ conservation of crop diversity and holistic adaptation to climate change at landscape level. This network will support the establishment of new biocultural heritage territories in centres of origin and diversity of crops in several countries, using successful models like the Potato Park in Peru, which is managed by six Quechua communities. The meeting also established an International Network of Community Seed Banks and initiated a related farmers’ seed exchange programme. Krystyna Swiderska, IIED researcher said: “Community seed banks are vital for preventing the loss of crop diversity and ensuring seed access for poor farmers. They are also an important response to climate change, enabling recovery from climate disasters.” The international seed exchange programme has already begun, enabling similar mountain communities to access more resilient local varieties and diversify their crops. But communities need support to ensure that seed exchange is disease-free and complies with relevant legislation. Alejandro added: “Communities with seed banks should be allowed to become members of the FAO Treaty’s Multi-Lateral System to facilitate legal seed exchange with other communities, using the FAO’s standard Material Transfer Agreement. The Potato Park has deposited its potato seed collection, supported by the Treaty’s benefitsharing fund, in the Svalbard Seed Vault, which places its collection alongside national gene banks”. The meeting culminated in the Tuggoz Declaration which calls on governments to recognize that traditional knowledge has equal and complementary value to western science, to respect the cultural and spiritual values, world views and languages of indigenous peoples and traditional farmers, and to protect Farmers’ Rights and indigenous peoples’ intellectual property rights. This was the second learning exchange of the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples which includes communities from Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand and the Philippines. The FAO Treaty recognises the enormous contribution that local and indigenous communities and farmers of all regions of the world have made, and will continue to make, for the conservation, development and use of plant genetic resources as the basis of food and agriculture production throughout the world. Its objectives are the conservation of plant genetic resources, their sustainable use, and the equitable sharing of benefits from their use. It has 136 contracting parties. Yet, according to the FAO, genetic resources are being lost at an alarming rate. The Sustainable Development Goals require urgent action to address this – goal 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture,” target 2.5 “by 2020 maintain genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species.” Examples include those provisions under UPOV ’91, (the Convention on the protection of new plant varieties) which can limit the rights of farmers to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seeds (which are recognized by article 9 of the FAO Treaty).


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