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BUTUAN City––The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga released P16-million worth of Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to ten Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region during the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) dubbed as “Pagpadayag: Showcasing the Gains of Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB)” held on Monday at the Robinson’s Place Atrium, this city.
PRO-10 turns over P253t aid to SAF 44
POLICE Chief Supt. Lyndel A. Desquitado, acting regional director of the Philippine National Police Regional Office 10 (PRO-10), yesterday handed P253,000 in cheque to a representative of the Special Action Force 44 families during the flagraising ceremony at Camp Vicente Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. Desquitado said it’s a modest amount but what is important is the collective gesture of the officers and men of the Police Regional Office 10 in from its
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Civilian who tipped military on Parago to get P5.6m reward
PRO 10’S AID TO SAF 44 KINS. Chief Supt. Lyndel Desquitado turns over a
check as police regional office 10’s assistance to the families of the fallen 44 members of police’s Special Action Force which Police Insp. Jeffret T. Bangngo represented during a simple ceremony at Camp Vicente Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, June 29, 2015. Photo supplied
Dusit Thani finds home in Mindanao ‘Swertres’ By Jesse Pizarro Boga of MindaNews
DAVAO City––A Bangkok-based hotel and resort company has just made its mark in Asia by launching its brand of luxury serviced apartments in Mindanao. Dusit Thani Residence, a Dusit International affiliate, will be erecting 168
full-service suites called Siam 8000, a two billion peso, 1.2 hectare project located in the city’s business hub in Lanang. The other Dusit Thani Residences are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, making Dusit Thani Residences Davao the first in Asia. See HOME, page A11
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DAVAO City––A civilian tipster will get the P5.6million reward following the killing of top New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, on June 28 in Paquibato District, the military said. Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año, commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said a civilian tipster who provided vital information in tracking the location of Pitao will get the reward money. Pitao, chief of the NPA’s Pulang Bagani Command 1, had several standing war-
rants of arrests for murder, robbery and multiple frustrated murder. Año said the recent encounters in Paquibato have been a factor in tracking the movement of the band of about 50 rebels. Año told reporters that they formed “Task Force Minion” several months ago to capture or neutralize Pitao. “As much as we wanted to get him alive, he chose to fight it out with our soldiers,” Año disclosed, adding that the Task Force Minion was composed See REWARD, page A11
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Northern Mindanao is number one in illegal “swertres” number game and the local law enforcers appeared to be helpless in containing it, an official of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said Monday. “Swertres,” is a combination of the vernacular “swerte” and “tres,” which means luck and three. “Swertres” means “lucky three,” a combination of three numbers that the File photo of Leoncio Pitao, aka Commander Parago, taken PCSO draws thrice daily on March 8, 2009 in the hinterlands of Paquibato District, See sWERTRES, page A8
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By Marlon Gayog and Sara Castor
AVAO CITY -- The Ulama League of the Philippines (ULP), a renowned Islamic religious organization, informs the public that it has continually and successfully been implementing its plans, programs and agenda in relation to being one of recognized HALAL certified body in the Philippines. The other certified bodies are the Halal Development of the Philippines
(HDP) and the Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP).
ULP has been recognized internationally by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and World Halal Food Council (WHFC) Indonesia as a HALAL Certifier in Pharmaceutical and Medical Products, Packaging, Personal Care, Chemicals, Food and Non-Food Products. Aleem Mahmoud Mala L . Adilao, ULP regional chair, said since their official
recognition as a certifying body from the Office of the President under the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (Office on Muslim Affairs before) on July 11, 2005, they have been legally acknowledged throughout the country. “There was an increase of establishments, companies and manufacturers that were able to participate and partake our services.
NPA’s Parago, female medic killed in Paquibato encounter DAVAO CITY – Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago Sandoval of the New People’s Army and an “unidenfitied female rebel” believed to be
a medic were killed in an encounter with government troops in Paquibato district at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the 10th Infantry Division said in a
press release. It said Parago, 57, chief of the Pulang Bagani Command 1 of the Southern Mindanao Regional Com-
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mand was killed in Purok 9, Barangay Panalum in Paquibato district. The report said combined elements of 10th ID’s Task Force Minion formed several months ago to capture Parago caught up with the latter’s group, triggering a 20-minute firefight. Parago’s group clashed with troops from the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 1003rd Brigade, 69IB and 10th MIB. Recovered from the encounter site were two M16 Rifles, three backpacks and several rounds of Rifle Grenades, the press release said. “The still unidentified slain female rebel is believed to be Parago’s medical aide,” it added. Parago has been a commander of the NPA since the 1980s and had several standing warrants of arrests for murder, robbery and Killed | page A9
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Civilian who tipped military on Parago to get P5.6M reward DAVAO CITY – A civilian tipster will get the P5.6-million reward following the killing of top New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, on June 28 in Paquibato District, the military said. Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año, commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said a civilian tipster who provided vital information in tracking the location of Pitao will get the reward money. Pitao, chief of the NPA’s Pulang Bagani Command 1, had several standing warrants of arrests for murder, robbery and multiple frustrated murder. Año said the recent encounters in Paquibato have been a factor in tracking the movement of the band of about 50 rebels. Año told reporters that they formed “Task Force Minion” several months ago to capture or neutralize Pitao. “As much as we wanted to get him alive, he chose to fight it out with our soldiers,” Año disclosed, adding that the Task Force Minion was composed of highly-experienced government troopers. The combined elements of the 69th Infantry Battalion and 6th Scout Ranger Company that neutralized Pitao relentlessly pursued the NPAs, the military official said. “Twenty-four-seven yan,” Año added. The 57-year-old rebel leader was on the limelight when he led the abduction of Brig. Gen Victor Obillo and Capt. Alex Montealto in 1998. Aside from Pitao, a female fighter, believed to be a medic, was also killed in the 20-minute firefight. Año said government troops recovered from the encounter site were two M16 Rifles, three backpacks and several rounds of rifle grenades. Before the rebel leader’s death, the military had claimed several times Pitao had been killed in encounters. “Now we are 101 percent sure that we got him based on the dentures and some body marks,” Año said. Simon Santiago, NPA’s spokesperson in the Davao Region, confirmed that it was indeed Pitao and his medic who were killed in the encounter. Santiago disclosed that Pitao had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension. “This is not a secret in the community, the masses are aware of his condition,” he said. He added that many of their colleagues had advised Pitao to seek medical attention but he refused. “His health condition did not undermine his courage and determination to pursue the revolution and server the poor and the oppressed,” Santiago said in a text message to MindaNews. (Keith Bacongco / MindaNews)
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Ramadhan Message AssalamuAlaikumWarahmatullahiWabarakatuhu!!! My warmest greetings to the Muslim Ummah and all Islamic believers in the celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadhan. The month of Ramadhan is a period of fasting and supreme sacrifice for all Muslims. It improves self-discipline and the cleansing of heart, body and soul. It promotes good will and unity as people gets closer. The rich and less-fortunate ones, the poor and marginalized and everyone join this once a year activity. In so doing, one gets nearer to the Lord Almighty Allah (S.W.T.) and His Kingdom of Heaven. As a reminder, it was during Ramadhan where Almighty Allah (S.W.T.) revealed the first messages of the Holy Qur’an. As a time of self-meditation, I sincerely wish to all the bountiful blessings of our Lord Almighty. Hon. Jalilah Macalbe Mindalano Mayor Municipality of Madamba, Lanao del Sur
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Mindanao’s booming business today and beyond By Allan Mediante, Editor in Chief
Several investors have been pouring their money into the biggest cities in Mindanao. Two of the most competitive cities in Mindanao Davao City and Cagayan de Oro – have a very high economy indicator today. An indication that even if there is a global economic melt-down, capitalists are exploiting the bullish trade opportunities that these two cities are posing to them at present. Giant companies are optimistic about the local business environment in these cities. Cagayan de Oro City , the “Gateway of Northern Mindanao” the capital city of Misamis Oriental and Region X is the center of business and industry of the region. Today it is enjoying an unprecedented boom in several industries. Predictions point to a very promising future for all kinds of businesses. Prominent investors such as Henry Sy’s SM and Ayala are now racing for prominent locations of their establishment. SM has already situated one of its biggest mall (in Mindanao) at a very choice area in Cagayan de Oro’s uptown (where high end subdivisions are sprouting courtesy of Villar’s Camello Homes; Pueblo de Oro; PhilAm Home; ABrown’s Xavier Estates and new real estate firms like Ital-pinas’ Primavera). Soon a bigger SM mall in downtown Cagayan de Oro will rise at the site of former Coca-cola Plant along Claro M. Recto highway – a few meters from the giant Ayala’s Centrio Mall. Cagayan de Oro is lucky that it has several business chambers complementing the business strides of the city, such as the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce (Oro Chamber); Cagayan de Oro Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce ; Misamis Oriental Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Industries. The city has a generally peaceful and friendly business environment. The city also has several tourist attractions ranging from natural to historical and business spots of
shopping centers, hotels, and restaurants. Visitors have access to all the great beaches and mountain resorts, easily, because Cagayan de Oro is the entry point of Northern Mindanao . On the other hand, Davao City is linked by air or sea to major destinations in the country, or by land via the Philippine-Japan Friendship highway. One hallmark of a sound business investment are its excellent facilities like the Davao International Airport which is one of the busiest airports in the country and which also serves as gateway to the East Asean growth area, and has direct flights to Singapore and Indonesia. Access to the 20-million market of Mindanao and the 56-million market of the BIMP-Eaga are provided by Davao’s modern infrastructure and facilities. Typhoon-free, the city offers conducive atmosphere for business, leisure, agriculture and other tourism activities. Davao City has been hosting conventions and forums with support from regional centers and headquarters of government and private agencies, whose scope of operation covers Southern Philippines or the island of Mindanao. This is why it is considered the capital of Mindanao, and considered as the financial center, with about 1,200 institutions of as banks, non-bank financing, and lending agencies. Big businesses has been pouring investments in the city, such as recently, the , Robinsons Cybergate ; the Abreeza project of Ayala Land Inc. and Anflo Group of Companies. Property developers are building new establishments such as condotels, and condominium units rising left and right and units being sold fast and easy. Big hotels are also on the rise for domestic and foreign tourists. Big developers, like Filinvest Land Inc., Ayala Land, Camella Homes, DMCI of the Consunji Group, Landco Pacific, are very enthusiastic on the market.
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The Bongbong Marcos I Know
When I saw him last week in his Roxas Blvd office in ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ Metro Manila, Sen. FerManaging Editor Executive Editor dinand R. Marcos, Jr. was CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING looking well. But I immediAssociate Contributing Editor ately found out why he sent his son “Zandro”, a 21-year MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda old Oxford London student Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor who was on school break, to GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit read his speech at a Manila Motoring Editor Photo Journalist university the day before. (Zandro was a “hit” by the felix santillan ROEL CATOTO way to the young university EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao students.) ‘Bonggets”-- his Layout Artists PAT SAMONTE friends usually call him irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN -- had stomach problem Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga and had been subsisting on water and hot tea. But he JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG was otherwise in his usual Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Regional Editors-Northmin high spirits. We had a good chat for over an hour. AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA FIRST SIGHT -- FlashRegional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant back. I was a young Davao ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI journalist then in the mid NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE 70s during martial law after CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 I passed the 1973 PhilipCRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY pine Bar exams. I joined a Legal Counsel delegation from the Davao --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff media to Malacanang to candy macabale - 09161326483 meet then President Marcos RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 who was reclusive due to MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 his ailment. That was the GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 first time I spotted young VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 Bongbong who was unobKIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON trusibly standing in a corner MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 by the window curtains just Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 watching closely what was bobby mag usara-tangub city going on. My take then was OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 that he was closely looking ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO
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Jess Dureza after his father who was just seated on a chair talking to us. Everytime FM would take a glance towards his back, as if wanting something, the young son would oblige.Then he would return back to his corner. FRIENDS -- Fast forward. When I was Davao Congressman from 1992 to 1995, “Bonggets”was Ilocos Norte congressman. Although we were colleagues, we did not bond much as close friends while working in the Batasan. He was seated up front and I was in the back row. Having humble beginnings and a “probinsyano”, the Marcos universe was a distant star from my own ordinary world down
south. However, it was when a congressional committee of which we were both members (together with then Congressmen Ralph Recto, Oscar Orbos, etc) came to Davao City and stayed at our family owned Seagull Beach Resort in Punta Dumalag that I got to know more about him. Before last week’s chat, the last time we met was in November, 2013 when we disembarked at the Manila airport together from an international flight from Frankfurt, Germany (after my wife Beth got her second fresh stem cell infusion from Villa Medica for her kidney problem). He was with wife, Lawyer Liza (nee Araneta) and yes, “kodakan” even at the tube area. “LOW-KEY & SHY” -- More recently, when the Mamasapano incident broke out and the issue about the bangsamoro basic law (BBL) broke the headlines, “BBM” (that’s the cryptic initials that his staffers and co-workers use in referring to him) was enthused about how he could be of help but as low key as possible. Unknown perhaps to many, he is known to those close
to him as being “publicity shy” and would prefer to just quietly do his work. But the BBL issue was something he could not duck and must grapple with as he was chair of the committee tasked to handle it for the Senate. Suddenly, he was thrust to the center of the public storm, a scenario he did not relish much --- a task that if mishandled would be very divisive, sensitive and explosive. But which he must do. HIS DREAMS -- During our chat last week, he intimated that due to the intense polarization of the pro and anti BBL factions, he would be in a no - win situation. Nonetheless. But his formula, from how it looks, does not however kow-tow to what is preponderantly popular or what the gallery wants. It’s definitely NOT about “playing to the gallery.” Instead , he wants to do justice to the task and to the bangsamoro as well. In no time, he buckled down to work and personally led Mindanao-wide consultative meetings on the ground and met and heard the views of all stakeholders, especially See dureza, page A11
Daily Inspiration Are Honorable “Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.” Romans 12:17
It happens fairly often, someone will be inconsiderate or mistreat you. In that split moment you have one of two options. You can choose to return evil or
you can be honorable. Your response is a reflection of how you view God. If you think God will stand by and let this go unnoticed, you will respond with evil. Or if you believe God’s righteous anger will pay them back, you will respond honorably and leave the rest up to God. How will you choose to respond in the moment you face mistreatment?
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GSIS PGM Robert Vergara (center, in white) poses with the winners and finalists of the 2015 GSIS Art Competition during the awarding ceremony.
GSIS bares winners of 11th art tilt
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) honored the winners of the 2015 Art Competition at the GSIS Theater in Pasay City last June 11. Now on its 11th year, the competition adopted the theme “Gender Equality Is Empowerment” for the representational (figurative) category. The nonrepresentational (abstract) and sculpture categories were open-themed. GSIS received a total of 616 entries, 65 of which were chosen as finalists. The top three winners in the figurative and abstract categories received Php300,000, Php200,000, and Php100,000. In the
sculpture categor y, the first, second, and third place winners received Php200,000, Php150,000, and Php100,000, respectively. Five honorable mentions from each of the categories received P30,000 each. Under the representational category, Benjamin F. Cruz of Calamba, Laguna won first prize for his work entitled “TEAMbangan”. Godofredo Orig of Jaro, Iloilo City was second for “Magkaibang Kasarian, Magkaibang Lahi sa Iisang Paniniwala” while Teodelorenz C. Racuya of Almanza, Las Piñas City placed third for his work “Kaya Ko Rin”. For the nonrepresentational category, Patrick
ka Hyan Uy Chong of Santiago City, Isabela grabbed the top prize for his entry “Enough”. Marlin C. Lopez of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya for “Outcries” and Beatrice Anne T. Belen from Malabon City for “Revolution”, placed second and third, respectively. In the sculpture category, Jonathan R. Esguerra of Plaridel, Bulacan grabbed the first prize for his work “Riddle of Man”. Second and third were Vittorio D. Pantig from Angeles City, Pampanga for “Hamon sa Kapayapaan” and Jaime Nepomuceno of Muntinlupa City for “In Dreams We Fly”. Honorable mention
Board Member Moh’d Kelie U. Antao, Al-Haj Pag-aayuno sa buwan ng Ramadhan naway isabuhay ng buwan IPs Muslims, Christians. Ito ay dapat isa puso at isa isip ng bawat Muslim tungo sa Pagkakaisa at Kaunlaran. Bumabati HAPPY RAMADHAN KAREEM.
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Ramadhan Message My warmest greetings of peace and joy to all! Fasting is the Holy Month of Ramadhan. It is the universal medicine to all our brothers and sisters in Islam as it totally purify ourselves against bad spirits and welcome the cleanliness of our heart as we face and submit ourselves to Almighty Allah. And in behalf of my beloved people in the Municipality of Lumba- Bayabao, Lanao del Sur, the Holy Sacrifice of Ramadhan made me inspire more to achieve my MISSION in life…to serve my constituents the best that I can. Let us all unite and hand in hand as we walk to the pathway designed to us by our Almighty Father in Islam. MABUHAY PO TAYONG LAHAT! MARAMING SALAMAT PO! Hon. London P. Dagalangit Municipal Mayor Lumba- Bayabao, Lanao del Sur
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Politics, hindrance to proper solid waste management in Oro Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental
By BONG D. FABE Editor at large
CAGAYAN de Oro City-An official of the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO) has blamed politics for the filthy mess this capital city of Northern Mindanao is in that makes it “a noncompliant city” to Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management
Act of 2000. “Politics is a hindrance to the proper solid waste management [in the city],” stressed Edgar Naguio, IEC officer of CLENRO. Naguio blamed the political opposition for effectively shackling the Moreno administration from literally cleaning up the city by slashing the budget for the proper implementation of RA 9003.
“Their slashing the budget in solid waste management in the city is a manifestation of the opposition’s disinterest in solving our garbage problem,” he said during the Ecological Solid Waste Management workshop for Barangay Carmen. Carmen is the biggest and most populous of the 80 barangays of Cagayan de Oro. It hosts several hospitals, schools and business establishment. The barangay also hosts the Carmen Public Market, one of the main sources of garbage that are dumped in the city’s
landfill that is also located in the barangay. The members of the political opposition who composed the majority in the City Council are doing all they can so that Mayor Oscar Moreno will fail in implementing its plans, programs and projects to sabotage his chances at winning a second term next year. “They are afraid that if the city has all the budget it needs to implement its programs and projects, Mayor Moreno might become famous. They don’t want that
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to happen because they are still hoping the former mayor will come back and rule the city again, so they are doing everything they can to derail this administration,” he said in the vernacular. RA 9003 was approved on January 26, 2001 and implemented beginning February 16, 2001, but “we cannot see the effect of the law here in Cagayan de Oro,” he observed. This is because like any other laws local or national, RA 9003 is not implemented in the city because of several factors, such as (1) the leaders do not understand the law; (2) leaders are not interested in implementing the law; and (3) lack of political will. All three factors are the hallmarks of the previous administration, under Vicente Emano who despite ruling the city as mayor from 1998-2007 and 2010-2013 and as vice mayor from 2007-2010, has not created nor convened the City Solid Waste Management Board, a clear violation of RA 9003. “It was only created when Moreno became mayor in 2013,” Naguio said. Section 12 of RA 9003
mandates the formation of the City Solid Waste Management Board which is empowered to “prepare, submit and implement a plan for the safe and sanitary management of solid waste generated in areas under its geographic and political coverage.” Also during the Emano administration, the city’s landfill located in Sitio Upper Dagong in Barangay Carmen has been ordered closed by the Environmental Management Board (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for not complying with RA 9003. The city’s 17-hectare controlled dumpsite/landfill in Upper Dagong continues to operate beyond its designed capacity of 1.10 million cubic meters of garbage despite an issuance by EMB on June 2, 2010 of an Authority to Close (ATC). CLENRO estimates the volume of garbage dumped there are now more than 4 million cubic meters. The continued usage of the Upper Dagong controlled dumpsite/landfill is a clear violation of
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Habitual Practices towards Achieving Effective Leadership By Bulingan M.S.H. Sirad, Ph.D. Acting Head MSU LNCAT
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill Each productive and successful community or group is an end-result of a good governance. True, in order for goals to be achieved, a good leader is a need. Leadership is a social influence that encourage people to be active in accomplishing a simple or comprehensive task, such as the ones being performed in an academe. In school, it takes a lot of courage and skills for teachers to influence other people, this time, her students and work fellows. In order to be influential, she must be an effective person at the first place. In order to be one, he must open his self in adopting efficiency skills. This is an important thing in exercising effective educational leadership. In Department of Education for example, to implement programs in ways that these are planned and organized, a person should stand up in order to lead the implementation. In a book authored by an American educator Steven R. Covey, he said that there are habits an aspiring leader should possess in order to be effective. The first one is to be proactive. It is the ability to control a situation through making things happen or preparing for possible future problems. Goal setting is one way to be proactive. This is a process of turning one’s vision or plan
into real action. It is focused on acquisition of knowledge and helps in organizing time and resources. Example is the DepEd’s OPLAN Balik Eskwela. This aims to address common concerns encountered during school opening and assure that students are properly enrolled and are able to attend school by the first day of classes. This is a DepEd administration’s step one in order to prevent long term problems that might pop up in the later time. Putting first things first is another habit that Covey put in his framework. Time management and priorities setting are keys to this habit. This could be done through doing the things that should be done first before the other. Sharpening the saw is also an important habit in order to be a highly effective leader. Covey argued that this could be done through evaluating the direction where a person himself is going and seeing to it that he is progressing. Through time, more skills will be adopted and habits will be embodied. In these, an educational leader will be more effective, as a leader, a teacher, a role model, a colleague and a person, at large. Leaders are created and molded. The school environment and the people in it are changing in terms of form and attitude. Thus, it is important for a leader to adapt skills that will improve his quality even the surroundings are changing. This is one effective avenue for a productive educational management.
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Improved teaching methods in 21st century By Sinab P. Mustari, Ed.D. Coordinator Research and Extension Services
The purpose of teaching is to mold ideas and understanding in the minds of an individual. Thus, it is important for an educator to determine the kind of teaching methods he should be using inside the classroom. In this way, his delivery of lessons would be interesting and further successful. There are various methods introduced by several scholars in the matter and manner of teaching. Two ideas that would be discussed below are just few. The traditional one is through lecturing. It is an established and considered as good method. In this method, a teacher should not only depend
and read the lessons on the book, but also interact with the students through calling each names to answer or to read lines. In other words, student participation is required along the teacher’s discussion. In articles online, it is stated that that there are good educational reasons in lecturing. In here, a teacher can discuss the entire coverage of a lesson and present all ideas relating to a course or topic. During lectures also, students could attain understanding for he is free to ask for clarifications. In addition, students could be motivated to pursue subject area because a teacher can give encouragement since there is a free interaction
The advantages of K to 12 By NANETTE L. SAMSON
IN an effort to strengthen the early childhood education system in the countr y, the Philippine government, through the Department of Education (DepED), has implemented the K to 12 basic education program. The government believes that education could be a central strategy to improve the lives of the Filipino people, contributing to the rise of the economy. Further, a change of the country’s educational system will enhance the learning of every Juan dela Cruz, which will be his tool to be successful. Under the new education system, a child, at the age of five, starts schooling. In school, the child
learns his or her lesson in his or her “mother tongue.” A study shows that a child who has better completion rate, which means that he or she is prepared for primary education, than those who did not undergo kindergarten. This is the main reason why the present administration stood firm in changing the old system and in implementing the K to 12 Basic Education System. K to 12 Basic Education System, over the years, is pushing for an improved and high quality of education for Filipino children. It is a 12-year program, believed to provide enough period to train students different knowledge and skills that are useful in achieving their future endeavors.
during classes. Brainstorming is another typical yet effective method of supplying lessons to the students. In here, students can have a confidence in presenting his own ideas for brainstorming would take place without evaluation of the ideas generated during the process. There are also a number techniques in which students can opt during the act. They can have discussions among the group, individually draw balloons and write words inside to show connections, freely write any words that they can think, group ideas and define what they know, what they want to know and what they could possibly learn at the end of the presentation ideas, or students could team up by pair and do discussions.
Lecturing and brainstorming are teaching techniques that fall under cooperative learning method. In this group of methods, student participation is a requirement. In another words, it is not just the teacher who talk all the time but as well, students could stand up and deliver what his mind has to tell. Further, cooperative learning method is a tool that develop confidence among the students and open up wide variety of ideas in their brains. It is an avenue to unlock hidden intelligence of the student. Thus, it is a learning method that could help students in learning critically and also helps the teacher to be successful in his delivery of lessons.
Prior to the implementation of the K to 12 basic education program, the Philippines is the last in Asia and one of the three countries worldwide, other than Angola and Djibouti, having 10-year pre-university cycle. This 10-year of education before having college, education is composed of six years and four years in elementary and secondary education, respectively. The K to 12, however, covers kindergarten plus 12 years of basic education, comprising six years in elementary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School. In other words, the learning will take place in a longer period of time compared to the old system. Thus, students will be able to get sufficient instructional time to do subject-related tasks which make students more
prepared and well- trained on a subject area. The basic purpose of the program is to address the necessity of decreasing the number of out-of-school youths and unemployed individuals. For one, K to 12 has Technical and Vocational component that introduces short-courses to students, which are useful in their employment after graduation. In K to 12 as well, a student normally graduates at age 18, equipped and old enough to enter the workforce. The success in the education sector is a big leap for the country with its main goal to be a country at par and as competitive as the others. K to 12 is one step. The next challenge is to make this implementation productive and goal-getter as what it is created for.
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Bambi leads first anniversary of MisOrCares MISAMIS Oriental Governor Bambi Emano led the 1st year anniversary celebration of one of his flagship projects, the Misamis Oriental Care System, widely known as MisOrCares, yesterday immediately after the flag raising ceremony at the capitol buiding. Emano, along with the department heads of provincial offices and employees, inaugurated a section of the first floor lobby at the capitol building, which will be dedicated for the information and education needs on matters relevant to the MisOrCares. In the evening, the
MISAMIS ORIENTAL GOVERNOR BAMBI EMANO
“Governor’s Night” was conducted as a testimonial to all stakeholders of the very successful medical and social program of the province.
On July 11, the last day of the week-long anniversary celebration, Emano will acknowledge and give due recognition through an appropriate award some
first component of the said program. The social assistance component, which is the second component of MisOrCares providesthe “3-in-1” services consisting of free embalming, free coffin and free transportation. For a start, the MisOrCares prioritized the Category D stratum of society where when hospitalized they get a “zero billingzero payment” in all eight hospitals operated by the province. “Many told us it could not be done; that it will not be accepted by our people or that the provincial government cannot afford it.
We have proven them all wrong,” Emano added. The program was borne out of necessity when the previous administration left then incoming Governor Emano, a huge deficit said to be something like P1.2 billion. Thus it was impossible for the province to renew the PhilHealth membership of thousands of indigent residents of the province. MisOrCares was launched last year in eight province-operated hospitals and at its ext ension office in Tagoloan town. The rests are now colorful pages of the history of the province. (PIO)
fell until today. Mayor Angas blamed a flood control project that failed to do its work in controlling flood water from the Ala River. He said a banana plantation constructed a dike to prevent the floods from reaching the banana plantation but what happened was it threatened Sultan sa Barongis. Angas said the tailend of the dike triggered more flood water toward Sultan sa Barongis. “The water used to pass through Barangay Tinumigues, now it goes directly to more villages,” he lamented. Arah Salik, a resident, said flood water continues to rise. “We have no more place to stay in our village, thus we’d rather stay here by the roadside,” he added. His house was submerged in water up to the window. Some evacuees are staying at the town gymnasium, others at a mosque nearby. Some sought refuge
in makeshift houses along the road leading to the town center. Aside from this municipality, seven other towns in Maguindanao were affected – Datu Paglas, Paglat, Buluan, Mangudadatu, Pandag, Gen. SK Pendatun and Rajah Buayan. “We can endure this one,” said Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu, referring to the third calamity to hit the province this year. Early this year, mass evacuation took place government troopers launched military operations following the Mamasapano incident wherein 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos, 17 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and five civilians were killed. Then a five-month dry spell damaged crops in the vast farmlands of Maguindanao. About a dozen municipalities were placed under a state of calamity due to drought as well as the massive displacement of civil-
ians. “Kaya pa naman (We can still handle this),” Mangudadatu said of the floods that hit eight of the 36 municipalities of Maguindanao, adding that the province has enough calamity funds to use until the end of this year. Mangudadatu lauded the quick response by government forces like the elements of the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion and local police who served as rescue teams amid calamities in Maguindanao. “Nobody has died due to the floods,” Mangudadatu said, adding that he already alerted the towns surrounding the Liguasan marsh to be on guard for possible sudden rise of river water. “I have appealed to the local executives to be watchful of impending floods so they can convince the people to quickly move to safer grounds,” he said. Residents said the flood in Sultan sa Barongis, which reached neck level, is one of the worst flooding to hit the town since 1982.
PCSO regional office could not close the illegal PCSO that caters to the illegal “swertres” outlets because the PCSO has no police power. “Running after the illegal swertres outlets is supposed to be the job of the police, but my appeals are falling on deaf ears,” Regondola said. He said that the PCSO’s revenue is dwindling because of the proliferation of the illegal “swertres” operation in Northern Mindanao. Last week, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) reported that the PCSO in the region
earned only P165 million in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to P184 million for the same period last year. Regondola said that the illegal lotto outlet earns around Php 50,000 daily and there are hundreds of these illegal outlets regionwide. Some of them even have business permits issued to them by the local government for other operations, such as being a vegetable retailer. “It’s true, they’re selling vegetables, but their “illegal suwertes” sideline is more lucrative,” Regondola said. (PNA/CTB/CD/MF)
25outstanding workers of MisOrCares, most of whom are frontliners assigned to barangays in the hinterlands. “I have never anticipated, repeat, never anticipated that this program will draw such tremendous response from the community. We have designed and implemented the right program at the right time that bnenefited the right people who needed most help,” he said. To date, MisOrcares has served some 360 thousand indigent individuals who needed hospitalization, and medicines through the
Flood-ravaged Maguindanao town declared under state of calamity By Ferdinandh B. Cabrera of MindaNews
SULTAN SA BARONGIS, Maguindanao––The municipal government here yesterday has placed the entire town under a state of calamity due to rising flood water since Wednesday. Mayor Ramdatu Angas said the water level receded Friday morning but slowly rose again as rains continue
to hit the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. Angas said residents displaced by the floods last Friday and Saturday had started to return home only to evacuate anew as water rose again. “Water level in some areas reached as high a neck
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level, sending more villagers to flee to higher ground,” the mayor said. The town has been submerged in water for almost a week now as Kapingkong River and Ala River have overflowed and redirected the volume of water in several communities in this municipality. In some parts during the worst rains, only roofs of buildings could be seen as dozens of houses and infrastructure were damaged and wiped out. To date, at least 25,000 persons or close to 5,000 families, have been affected and displaced. Five barangays were severely hit, including the town poblacion of Barurao. Some residents here opted to sleep on the streets, fearing they might be trapped by the abrupt rise of flood water while sleeping at home as continuous rains
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– morning, noon, and at night. Raul Regondola, PCSO regional manager, said that it is appalling that the “illegal swertres” operators are now also using computerized betting and the bettors are even beneficiaries of the PCSO financial assistance. He said that the local law enforcers could not raid the illegal “swertres” (the number is sold in illegal PCSO outlets) in the absence of a warrant. Regondola said that the
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Improvement of bangus prod. pushed in Dinagat Islands SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Province of Dinagat Islands and Winrock-Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) are accumulating their relevant resources to push bangus production as a means to provide developmental impact to the province. With extensive coastlines, Dinagat Islands is a home to a diverse range of aquamarine products, which most of its inhabitants rely into as a source of livelihood. More so, this could be an avenue in developing bangus industry as a scheme to generate jobs and source of alternative income in the community. Recently, a Technology Training on Milkfish Culture was conducted by DTI Dinagat Islands in collaboration with Winrock-PCCP which aims to increase bangus production in the province thru disseminating innovations to the fisherfolks in order to attain the full benefits of technological developments involved in bangus production. The seminar/training benefited 50 selected fisherfolks of Samahan ng Malilit na Mangingisda from the municipality of Basilisa. They were provided inputs on basic aquaculture production, to include marine fishcage culture, fingerlings selection and management and bangus feeding management to prepare them in their respective bangus production businesses in the future.
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multiple frustrated murder, the most recent filed this month. Two weeks ago, police filed a complaint for murder and frustrated murder against Parago and 11 other suspected members of the NPA who clashed with Army troops in Sitio Isilid, Barangay Daladag in Calinan district on May 6. Four soldiers were killed and eight others were injured in that clash. Sunday’s encounter, the 10th ID report said, came barely two weeks after Parago’s group clashed with
Following this activity, DTI Dinagat IslandsI and Winrock will soon conduct a Value Chain Analysis Workshop for Aquamarine Products as part of the capacity building intervention to the aquamarine producer groups in the island province. The said workshop will acquaint the producer groups and other various value chain players in the aquamarine industry with value chain analysis to further capacitate them in examining the industry’s value chain and identify the gaps and other opportunities to come up with development interventions that are attuned with the needs of the market. (SDR/Mardell Allen G. Delanto, DTI-Dinagat Islands/ PIA-Dinagat Islands)
UTUAN CITY - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga released P16-million worth of Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to ten Local Government Units (LGUs) in the region during the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) dubbed as “Pagpadayag: Showcasing the Gains of Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB)” held on Monday at the Robinson’s Place Atrium, this city.
The ten LGUs were the passers of the C.Y. 2012 Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGHS) and the C.Y. 2013 Seal of Good Finan-
cial Housekeeping (SGFH) during the mandatory assessment of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in 2013. Recipients
will receive P7-million for provinces, P3-million for cities and P1-million for municipalities. The Province of Agusan del Sur received P7-million while the municipalities of La Paz, Loreto, San Francisco, San Luis, Sibagat, San Miguel, Bunawan, Prosperidad, Esperanza (all from the province of Agusan del Sur) and San Miguel (province of Surigao del Sur) received P1-million each for development projects. The ten LGUs are also the
second batch to receive PCF check from DILG. The first batch of LGUs that received the fund were the province of Surigao del Sur, Butuan City, and municipalities of Buenavista, Agusan del Norte and Trento, Agusan del Sur last June 3, 2015 during the Program Orientation on DILG Administered C.Y. 2015 BuB Project and its Implementation Guidelines held at Pietros Square, Bonbon Road, this city. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)
DENR 13 leads planting of 7,000 Mangroves propagules in Butuan City BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga headed by regional director Nonito M. Tamayo celebrated Arbor Day on June 25 in a festive atmosphere by planting about 7,000 mangrove propagules at a tiny islet in Masao, this city where in 1521 Ferdinand Magellan held the first mass together with the natives headed by Tajah Colambu, the king of Butuan. Although the 48-hectare sand islet near the Agusan River Delta had been developed by the DENR employees 17 years ago, in 1998, into a mangrove plantation, the area now serves as a breeding habitat of marine mammal and fish and source of food of the people living along the shorelines of Barangays Lumbukan and Masao and Las government troops in Purok 7 Brgy Paradise Embac where three of his security elements were killed. “Two more NPA rebels were also killed after pursuing troops caught up with Parago’s group in Purok Mangga of same village,” the report added. The report quoted Major General Eduardo M Año, commander of the 10th Infantry Agila Division, as saying that information from residents in the area “started pouring in which allowed us to track down enemy movement and activities particularly that of the group of Parago.” “Apparently, the people
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC MIGRANT PETITION Date: 18 June 2015 In compliance with the publication requirement under Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, notice is hereby served to the public that FAIZAH S. OMADANBONGAROS has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name of her daughter from “ASMAH” to “ASNIFAH” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ASMAH OMADAN BONGAROS who was born on 27 March 2002 at Manila City, Metro Manila and whose parents are FAIZAH SULTAN OMADAN and ABDUL MALIK LIMGAS BONGAROS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office. (SGD.) RAISALAM D. MARANGIT Municipal Civil Registrar
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Nieves in Agusan del Norte. On Thursday, (June 25 ) about 500 people from different national government agencies, the Philippine National Police, Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard, students from the Caraga State University (CSU), the Agusan National High School (ANHS), and AMA Computer Learning Center, among others have joined the DENR in the planting activity which highlight the Arbor Day. Before the planting, however, Tamayo reiterated of the need for the people to be wise in their way of life and consumption without prejudice to the environment and nature. The theme of the Environment Month Celebration this year is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet.
are tired of CPP-NPA banditry and terrorism,” Año said. The report added that with Parago’s death, the NPA in Southern Mindanao “is expected to be further plunged in a serious leadership crisis following the neutralization of other top NPA leaders early this year.” Before Sunday’s encounter, Parago had been reported killed several times. Parago played a key role in several releases of solEXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED BEBIE ROSIELYN FLORES TUBURAN WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE AND ASSUMPTION OF MORTGAGE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased BEBIE ROSIELYN FLORES TUBURAN, who died on March 31, 2012 in Quezon City, at the time of her death, is the conjugal owner of a parcel of land, presently mortgaged with the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (HDMF), which is more particularly described as follows; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-17374 “A PARCEL OF LAND (LOT 10, BLOCK 10, Psd-10020903, being a portion of Lot 5237, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the Barrio of Barra, Municipality of Opol, Province of Misamis Oriental, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED BEBIE ROSIELYN FLORES TUBURAN WITH DEED OF
Consume with Care.” He said the earth’s booming population may reach 9.6 billion by 2050 and if the current consumption of the present 7 billion people would remain the same, the people in the world would need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption. Tamayo said that “we can survive and enjoy the benefits of the natural resources if these seven billion people in the whole world would make one change toward a more responsible consumption of resources. It must start from us for that vision to be a reality." “We can discourage ourselves to use plastic bags or just use alternative and practical ways to help in the protection and conservation of our natural resources,”
diers held captive by the NPA. He was head of the custodial force that carried out the safe and ordelry release of Brig. Gen. Victor Obillo and Capt. Eduardo Montealto in February 1999. Parago was arrested in late 1999 but released in September 2001 as part of the confidence and goodwill building measures for the resumption of the peace talks between government and the National Democratic Front. (MindaNews) ABSOLUTE SALE AND ASSUMPTION OF MORTGAGE, made and executed by and among, namely; 1. MERLINDO JALOSJOS TUBURAN, of legal age, widower, Filipino, resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, and the surviving husband of the deceased; 2. RYAN JAY F. TUBURAN, of legal age, single, Filipino, resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, and the surviving son of the deceased; 3. MERELY ROSE F. TUBURAN, of legal age, single, Filipino, resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, and the surviving daughter of the deceased; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate husband/ children and the sole/compulsory/ surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00), Philippine Currency, in hand paid by VENDEE, the VENDOR does hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY the above-described property in favor of the said VENDEE/ASSUMPTOR. As per Doc. No. 360; Page No. 72; Book No. 186; Series of 2015; under Notary Public of Atty. Mario T. Juni. MDN: JUNE 23, 30 & JULY 7, 2015
he added. The Arbor Day celebration was institutionalized by Presidential Proclamation 396 on June 2, 2003, enjoining the “active participation of government agencies, the private sectors, schools, civil society groups, and the people, in the tree-planting activity”. The Arbor Day Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10176 made tree planting an annual event for LGUs. Under the law, Filipinos age 12 and above should plant one tree every year in the backyards or in any vacant spaces where they can be grown and nurtured. According to Tamayo, the planting of trees should be done as often because trees help mitigate the effects of climate change. (Eric Gallego, DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)
DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS OF PEDRA E. SABASAJE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PEDRA E. SABASAJE, who died intestate on June 9, 2010, Amoros, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, that the deceased at the time of her death left a parcel of Land as Paraphernal property, and more particularly described as follows to wit; “TAX DEC. NO. 16-0002-00973 (0217888)” A PARCEL OF LAND (Cad. Lot No. 7254-B, Remaining Part), situated in the Barrio of Amoros, El Salvador City, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR (2,184) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS OF PEDRA E. SABASAJE, made and entered, namely; TISSE S. ELLOVIDO, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Baikingon, Cagayan
de Oro City; (a) Lot No. 7254-B-1, with an area of 900 Square meters, more or less, has been apportioned and adjudicated in the name of Tisse S. Ellovido; EMELDA S. ACUNO, of legal age, widow, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Molugan, El Salvador City; (b) Lot No. 72-54-B-2, with an area of 200 Square meters, more or less, has been apportioned and adjudicated in the name of Emelda S. Acuno; SARA S. BONITA, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 2, Amoros, El Salvador City; (c) Lot No. 7254-B-3, with an area of 1,203 Square meters, more or less, has been apportioned and adjudicated in the name of Sara S. Bonita; (d) Lot No. 7254-B-4, with an area of 81 Square meter, more or less, has been apportioned and adjudicated in the name of Heirs of Pedra E. Sabasaje, are the only, sole,legitimate and surviving legal heirs. As per Doc. No. 223; Page No. 45; Book No. 108; Series of 2015; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: JUNE 23, 30 & JULY 7, 2015
Republic of the Philippines AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL SUR ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0012-2015 (10172) 21 June 2015 In compliance with the publication requirement & pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA No. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that NORLAILAH RACMAN MAUTE has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in sex/gender from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in her Certificate of Live Birth at Marawi City, Lanao del Sur and whose parents are H. HAFIDAH MANGADANG RACMAN and H. ABDULFATTAH ABDUL MAUTE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office. (SGD.) ESMAEL A. RADIAMODA City Civil Registrar MDN: June 23 & 30, 2015
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Ramadhan Message Bismillah Rakman Hirahin Assalamu Allaikum Waramatullahi Ta’Allah Jamiya Wabarakatuhu… Mga kapatid sa pananampalataya sa buwan ng Ramadhan, naway isaisip at isapuso natin ang pagkakaisa at pagmamahalan hindi lamang sa buwan ng Ramadhan kung hindi sa lahat ng panahon at lahat ng pagkakaton. Sikaping maging mapagkawang-gawa at higit sa lahat ang pagkakaisa ng mga Muslim. Bumabati ng Happy Ramadhan Kareem!
Mayor Datu Shameen “Toks” B. Mastura Al-Haj Municipality of Sultan Kudarat Province of Maguindanao
Ramadhan Message Assalamu Allaikum Waramatullahi Ta’Allah Wabarakatuhu!!! Peace be upon us…. On behalf of Official Dum of Local Government Unit of Lumba-Bayaba, Lanao del Sur, my employees, supporters, friends and my family would like to greet this very special occasion to all Islam believers who are now celebrating this long-month of Ramadhan. This very momentous celebration of Ramadhan by fasting is one of the five pillars of the Muslims to surrender themselves and have strong faith in Allah, the most merciful. I always believe that having strong faith will rebound stronger governance. Mabuhay tayong lahat….
Hon. Sultan Usman Tantao Sarangani Sr. Former Secretary, Assemblyman Graduated Mayor of Madalum Lanao del Sur
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In the island garden city of Samal, 10 minutes by boat from Davao City, developers are building state-of-theart high-end residential resorts. The shoreline of the city, with its white sand and marine resources, saw the sprouting of most modern villas, resorts, hotels and other modern structures. Mega-developers have started projects to lure even expatriates who want may come home from foreign countries. They are providing amenities to lure buyers like Holiday Garden Island Development Corp., with its 10-hectare Holiday Ocean View project, and a modern marina. Filinvest Land Inc is also building facilities aqua sports, like hobbie sailing and other related facilities. The Landco Pacific Corp and Anflocor Management and Investment Corp. is building a 33-hectare project setting up a beachfront to attract buyers. The strongest drivers of Mindanao’s economy however, are the small and medium entrepreneurs. In the total investments in Mindanao, the equity share shows that 75 percent of funds are from local investors.
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those who were excluded from the earlier engagements. From his public and eloquent statements, he dreams of an inclusive and sustainable legal framework for the bangsamoro. DOING RIGHT. -- He tersely said: “ I want to do what is right to be able to help the bangsamoro. I could just let things pass as they are and not at all lift a finger. But from where I sit, there is still a lot of work and refinement to be done to make the BBL compliant to our basic law. There are sacrosanct parameters that must be observed; there are the lines we all ought not to cross. “Otherwise, we are not doing our bangsamoro justice; otherwise, we are again misleading them and denying them the aspirations they have all dreamed of for so long”. VINDICATION -- Yes, he is agonizing over accusations by some sectors that he is resorting to alleged “delatory tactics “ in the Senate, missing timelines, undermining and wateringdown the BBL. He said that if there is anyone who should be blamed for some delay, it is Malacanang, for the length of time it worked on a revised BBL after the bangsamoro transition commission submitted its finished work. Malacanang “embargoed” it ostensibly to review, took many months to work on it, but what came out was still a non-compliant version. He also asked why OPAPP, the presidential peace agency gave in the MILF demands that our very own constitution does
not at all allow. He said he is not surprised some quarters are tagging him as “anti-moro” but added that the final output of his work will vindicate him and “prove them wrong”. So far, he has done great efforts, listening and consulting. And he eloquently speaks his mind out. There’s still a long road ahead. Let’s see how this ends. LOVES MUSIC -Bonggets, although reared and nurtured by a “princely” world and environment, has his two feet on the ground, so to speak. His is a wellrounded personality, warm and does not strike one as aloof and distant. He loves music and as a musician, he plays the saxophone and the flute. He dotes on his 3 boys, all studying in London whom he and his wife Liza assiduously protect from the public eye. As I said earlier, the debut of vacationing “Zandro” in public by reading his father’s speech with some faltering Tagalog due to his Londoner accent must be a desperate option, the ailing senator not wanting to be a “no show” to the expectant university students. (Zandro’s video appearance posted by some netizens has gone viral, by the way.!) “SMALL WORLD” -Atty. Liza is a practising lawyer at the “MOST” law firm in Manila. For those curious, the “M” there obviously is because of her and yes, the “O” is for Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa who is “on leave”; the “S” is for law partner Serapio and the “T” is for my friend Atty. Joseph Tan who is married to Patricia, a Dabawenya daughter of the pioneering Garcia-Montemayor family in Davao. ( A quick diversion. I recall being a close buddy of Patricia ‘s blind dad, lawyer-broadcaster Bobby Montemayor. He was totally blind but would be able to recognize and distinguish Patrice from the rest of her siblings by the sound of their approaching footsteps.!! ) Liza comes from the prominent Araneta clan and hence a close relative of another Araneta scion, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. As they say: ‘It’s a small world!” COMING OF AGE -We will hear a lot more of Bonggets , I am sure. As some say, he is “coming of age” and is no longer basking in the shadows of his illustrious father, Ferdinand, Sr. whom I know he idolizes and looks up to with unending admiration.
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awards in the representational category were given to: Bernardo A. Maac (Cainta, Rizal) for his work “Egalitarian Queen”; Eris Samson G. Pura (Bacoor, Cavite) for “Malaya, Makulay at Bukas na Kamalayan, Gabay sa Paglinang ng Kakayahan Anuman ang Kasarian”; Valerie Suzzette C. Edralin (Baguio City) for “Portraits of Many Faces”; Bonifacio
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T. Jimenez (San Francisco del Monte, Bulacan) for his entry “Nagkakaisang Manggagawa”; and Ana Rhea C. Adonis (Sta. Cruz, Manila) for “Filipino Family: Working Wife and Houseband”. In the nonrepresentational category, the honorable mention awardees were: Herbert Pajarito (Silang, Cavite) for “Brainstorm”; Leo T. Ayen (Naga City) for “Beauty in Madness”; Norlando Pobre (Bacoor, Cavite) for his work “Lovers”; Fernando F. Ramos Jr. (Tarlac City) for his work “Contemplating Existence”; and James Gabito (Baguio City) for “Hangga’t May Liwanag”. Awarded with honorable mention in the sculpture category were Crisanta T. Ancanan (Amadeo, Cavite) for her work “Alapaw”; Ramon O. Garcia (San Francisco del Monte, Bulacan) for “Tabak ng Pagkakapantay-Pantay”; Darwin Santiago (Romblon, Romblon) for his work “Golf Man”; Juanito M. Ocampo (Santiago City, Isabela) for “Peace Offering”; and Norlando B. Pobre (Bacoor, Cavite) for his work “Save Environment”. The judges in the art competition were visual artists Susan Fetalvero-Roces, Egai Fernandez, and Manny Garibay; artist and art critic Cid Reyes; columnist Wilson Lee Flores; Philippine Commission on Women Executive Director Emmeline Versoza; art gallery owner Norma Liongoren; GSIS President and General Manager Robert Vergara; art patron Camille Vergara; and sculptors Ramon Orlina and Rey Paz Contreras. The winning entries now form part of the GSIS art collection. This year’s entries may now be viewed at the GSIS Museum in Pasay City. The comp etition is held yearly by the GSIS in cooperation with the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), the umbrella organization of art groups in the country.
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RA 9003. Section 37 of the law states that “no open dumps shall be established and operated, nor any practice or disposal of solid waste by any person, including LGUs, which constitutes the use of open dumps for solid waste, be allowed after the effectivity of this Act: Provided, That within three (3) years after the effectivity of this Act, every LGU shall convert its open dumps into controlled dumps, in accordance with the guidelines set in Section 41 of this Act: Provided, further, That no controlled dumps shall be allowed five (5) years following effectivity of this Act. RA 9003 is now 14 years old since it was enacted in 2001. CLENRO chief Edwin Dael said in a forum earlier this year that the landfill was supposed to be closed in 2006 yet. But the previ-
ous administrations failed in securing the necessary documents, one of which is the Environmental Compliance Certificate, for the establishment of a sanitary landfill in Barangay Pagatpat. The 37-hectare land in Sitio Pamalihi in Pagatpat was bought during the Emano administration. Detailed engineering design, land assessment, feasibility studies, and various tests, etc. for the Pagatpat sanitary landfill were supposed to commenced this year but City Hall could not proceed with them because the City Council has not approved the proposed P30 million budget for proper solid waste management. The majority members of the City Council claimed they have not approved the proposed budget because City Hall failed to present any program of works. But the CLENRO claimed that they have attached all program of works to the proposed budget, which is also required by the Local Finance Council (LFC) in the submission of the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) as per guidelines of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “Without the program of works, we cannot project how much we needed,” Naguio said. Part of the proposed budget was earmarked to cover environmental and geohazard assessments and detailed engineering design for the sanitary landfill. Despite this, City Hall is exerting efforts to “clean” up the city. Naguio expressed hopes that the political opposition will realize that “[improper] solid waste management is a global problem second only to climate change.” (Bong D. Fabe)
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of highly-experienced government troopers. The combined elements of the 69th Infantry Battalion and 6th Scout Ranger Company that neutralized Pitao relentlessly pursued the NPAs, the military official said. “Twenty-fourseven yan,” Año added. The 57-year-old rebel leader was on the limelight when he led the abduction of Brig. Gen Victor Obillo and Capt. Alex Montealto in 1998. Aside from Pitao, a female fighter, believed to be a medic, was also killed in the 20-minute firefight. Año said government troops recovered from the encounter site were two M16 Rifles, three backpacks and several rounds of rifle grenades. Before the rebel leader’s death, the military had claimed several times Pitao had been killed in encounters. “Now we are 101 percent sure that we got him based on the dentures and some body marks,” Año said. Simon Santiago, NPA’s
spokesperson in the Davao Region, confirmed that it was indeed Pitao and his medic who were killed in the encounter. Santiago disclosed that Pitao had been suffering from diabetes and hypertension. “This is not a secret in the community, the masses are aware of his condition,” he said. He added that many of their colleagues had advised Pitao to seek medical attention but he refused. “His health condition did not undermine his courage and determination to pursue the revolution and server the poor and the oppressed,” Santiago said in a text message to MindaNews.
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fund-raising project for the SAF 44 who lost their lives, along with more than 60 others, in the January 25, 2015 Mamasapono incident. Insp. Jeffrey T. Bangngo, who represented the families of the SAF 44, received the cheque from Desguitado in a simple ceremony following the kick-off program of the 20th Police Community Relations (PCR) month every July of the year. National Police Commission (Napolcom) 10 regional director Ramon M. Raneses was the guest of honor and speaker during the occasion who’s message focused on this year’s PCR theme: Matibay na Ugnayan ng Mamamayan at Pulisya: Simbolo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan. Raneses also included in his message police’s significant role in the National Disaster Consciousness Month which also falls in the month of July. [Uriel C. Quilinguing/Contributing Editor]
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The D avao proj e c t, owned and developed by Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation and managed by Blue Development, Inc., will be a first of its kind in Mindanao. At the launching on Friday, Andrew Sparrow, CEO of Blue Development, Inc., said Dusit Thani Residences Davao will blend urban residences living with “fine” hotel amenities associated with the brand. The residential project is expected to have its turnover on the fourth quarter of 2018. The suite variants of the Davao project —from studios to one to threeb e dro oms suites—w i l l come with room service, housekeeping, laundr y, personal concierge, and valet parking and a number of personalized services. Why Davao? Sparrow said they came to Davao because it is among the safest cities in the world. “And we want people to experience that,” he said. “If Davao is growing, the hotels should grow with it,” Sparrow added.
Evelyn Singson, President and vice chair of the Philippine Hoteliers Incorporated (the owning company of Dusit Thani Manila) said they chose Davao because it’s a major city in the South that is progressive and home to companies and agricultural enterprises. She said texecutives from abroad will eventually wind up here to do business and Dusit comes in as a perfect with with Davao where tourism is strongly associated with safety. The Davao project is set to address the “badly ne e d e d” i nte r nat i ona l quality accommodations. In the Philippines, there are only 28 international hotels compared to the hundreds in nearby Asian countries. He e mphas i z e d t he need for this high-end product. He said there is high demand and a huge lack of supply for the upscale sector and that luxury consumption comprises 17% of the country’s gross domestic product. By 2018, he predicted, there will be a demand for three Dusit Thani hotels. “And we are only giving one third of that,” he said. Sparrow also said that aside from BPO and finance, tourism in Davao is a sector that he sees is steadily and is quickly growing—and Dusit Thani Residences Davao will be riding that wave. The project, when it opens, is also set to open jobs to at least 300 employees—from the management to additional contractual and outsourced workers for functions. Sparrow said the branded residence community is a fast appreciating asset, at a rate of 20-30%, c o mp a r e d w i ht o t h e r property investments. A sustainable mechanism to maintain the project is backed by the Dusit Thani brand, making every corner of the residence spic and span according to their standards. This includes acoustic treated walls, lighting coordinated controls, engineered hardwood floors, etc. “ The architecture is contemporary and mindful of the comfort of our guests. The design incorporates tropical elements that allow for shading and ventilation while maximizing the use of natural lighting,” Tomas Lorenzo, president of Torre Lorenzo, said. Dusit International and Torre Lorenzo have tapped Rchitects, Inc., to lead the project development. The firm has created landmark resort and hotel projects in Boracay, Bohol, Ortigas, Cagayan de Oro and Palawan. Rchitects, Inc. is working with Manny Samson + Associates (MSA), a leading interior design company focused on decorating for hospitality projects across Southeast Asia.
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SkinStation opens 23rd branch in CDO
By IRENE JOY B. DAYO
SKIN-CARE company SkinStation opened its new branch in SM City, Cagayan de Oro City last June 27. SkinStation is a company known for utilizing science in its products and services to achieve best value in skin and body solutions among its customers. It is formerly known as Godiva Skin Station. The clinic chain has undergone rebranding to SkinStation under a new corporate ownership of My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. The center has been formed by the founders Fred and Carleen Reyes to run and manage the new and
upgraded SkinStation. Mr. Fred Reyes is an award-winning chemist and recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Frederation of Chemistry Societies and 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission. He said that he and his team has passion in Chemistry, proving that there is science behind every product that SkinStation is offering. SkinStation is also the ﬁrst skin care clinic that embraced the nano-technology concept. It is a dimension of technology that has active ingredients converted into very
tiny microscopic particles, so tiny that they can penetrate deep into the skin, giving astonishing results. From catering its broad and mature market, SkinStation is announcing its latest product, Blushing Beauty, that is mainly for teens to young adults of late twenties. 2015 Bb. Pilipinas Top 15 ﬁnalist, model and SkinStation brand ambassador Julian Flores also proved the effectivity of the product. She said that even before joining pageants, she has been a loyal customer of the clinic and in fact, running her second year already. She is a user of painless
Diode Laser. The effective results has helped her contain her conﬁdence especially in photoshoots. Diode Laser is a Gold Standard in hair removal service backed by over 30 Diode lasers in all of its 23 branches nationwide. It treated over 25,000 patients already. The latest cutting-edge technology are also available in SkinStation and clientele get to enjoy these skin care innovations through treatment procedures, from slimming, antiaging, whitening and ﬁrming, to highly popular Diode laser hair removal that the clinic offer at all affordable prices and guaranteed results. The SM City branch is the 23rd branch of SkinStation chain. It also offers Dermax Professional, an exlusive skin care product line that uses the top of the line, latest and safest ingredients at clinical strength, and according to Mr. Reyes, deﬁnitely at par with the world’s best skin care products. The center has also put up and opened an exclusive-Dermax branch at Centrio Ayala Mall six months ago. Mr. Reyes said that they expect to end the year of 30 branches and 5 branches for SkinStation and Dermax Professional, respectively. “We always believe in having something innovative, and not just a copy,” said Reyes. Customers can expect more from SkinStation aside from experiencing their state-of-the-art equipment. They could also enjoy tasteful and minimalist overall design of the station that promote relaxation, soothe the senses and calm the mind. It has individual treatment rooms for utmost privacy. Courteous and friendly front desk personnel are assigned to receive clients at the reception are. Clients could also assure quality service from the station for their aestheticians are well-trained and experienced enough in providing the best service every client deserves. SkinStation, at all its branches, aim to address the growing skin care needs of urban sophisticates in the Philippines. Thus, it does not just offer laser treatments but personalized treatments to reveal the best of its customers.
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