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‘Yolanda’ damage in Dinagat hits P202m

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By Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews

SURIGAO City––Dinagat Islands province, which was placed under storm signal number 4 when Yolanda made six landfalls in the Visayas and Palawan on Novemb er 8, suf fere d around P202 million worth of damages, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported. Rosario Roxas, action officer of PDRRMC-Dinagat, told MindaNews that while the province posted “zero

casualty” during Yolanda, it incurred damages to agriculture, infrastructure and houses. Roxas also said Yolanda displaced at least 5, 623 families or 21,698 individuals. “We were able to provide relief packs to all evacuees through the help of each municipality,” she said. Dinagat Islands province comprises seven towns — San Jose, Dinagat, CagdiOATH TAKING. Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette Uy administers the anao, Basilisa, Tubajon, See YOLANDA, page A11

oath of the newly elected barangay officials of Villanueva, the biggest town in Misamis Oriental, recently. MRS

Water rate in Oro increases by 10% starting Nov. 1 By Jorie C. Valcorza of PIA-Normin

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) has cautioned its concessionaires for an expected rise on water bills starting next month, following the imposition of the pending water rates adjustments which was approved by the Local Water Utilities

Administration (LWUA) in June 2011. LWUA Resolution No. 84 approved an additional 30 percent hike in water rates which will be implemented on a staggered basis, starting with 10 percent this month, until it reaches to 30 percent by middle of next year. COWD General Manager, Engr. Rachel M. Beja, said the initial increase will cover mainly

for the operations cost and inflation rate, while the remaining 20 percent will be used by COWD for major infrastructure projects like the non-revenue water reduction measures. “Our water system is really old having been there for 40 years, with no major rehabilitation except during typhoon Sendong, the fund assistance augmented the rehabilitation

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of our production facilities.” Beja noted. She added that the pipelines also need to be replaced, having been installed there even before COWD was created. Despite that, Beja assured that their water supply remains clean and potable. She said COWD has put in place regular monitoring and testing to continually assess the quality of their water supply.

BUTUAN City––As attention and support from the international community are focused on the Philippines following the devastation inflicted by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), shareholder of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and its technical partner, has also pledged to donate $100,000 (roughly P4.3 million) to the typhoon victims. SEE FULL STORY/p.A4

NDF OKs release of 5 ‘POWs’ By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA of Davao Today

DAVAO City––Families of the New People’s Army (NPA)’s five captives sought for the latter’s release, as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Southern Mindanao gave the release order Thursday. Rubi Del Mundo, who signed NDF’s statement that was sent via email to the media, however, said the release could only be accomplished if the military withdraws its troops in the 12 villages of Loreto and Laak towns, in Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley provinces, respectively. See RELEASE, page A11

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Gov. Emano unites CDO, Misor brgy officials in joint oath-taking By Cheng Ordonez Executive Editor and Gerry Lee Gorit Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro––For the first time in the history of politics here, the newly elected and re-elected barangay officials from the Province of Misamis Oriental and the City of Cagayan de Oro gathered in a joint ceremony to take their oath of office, as a gesture of unity between the city and the province. At least, 1,861 village officials from 302 villages in Misamis Oriental and 600 coming from 62 barangays of the City of Cagayan de Oro took their oath Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Capitol Grounds here. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said the joint oathtaking serves as the “tying of knot and bonding of alliance between us and the city, as what my father (former) mayor Dongkoy Emano, the founder of Padayon Pilipino, always says to his constituents, that till, at the end of he day, it is the relationship that matters

the most.” “But let me clarify one thing – we did this not to show how many allies we have nor portray how bonded we can be in the coming 2016 elections, but to affirm to the people of the province and the city that after the October 2013 barangay election, now we move on serving (for) the general welfare of the public, and this is the first step,” Gov. Emano said. Gov. Emano told barangays officials to shake the hands of their neighbors, including opponents, and make amends when they go back to their respective barangays, as a gesture of unity. “After all, the joint oathtaking is a manifestation of the provincial government’s advocacy for unity,” he said. Former city mayor Emano, who graced the affair, With arms raised, Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, Padayon Pilipino told the village leaders that head Vicente Emano and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Ian Acenas belt out a song during the joint oathtaking cermere swearing and the tak- emony on Monday for barangay officials of the province and the city. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit ing of oath is not enough. It is in the delivery of better services to their constituents that counts most and the yardstick for successful governance. He reminded them that the barangay is the most important unit in the government.

Misor govt to send medical mission to typhoon victims By Gerry Lee Gorit, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A 50-man contingent of doctors, social workers and provincial officials from Misamis Oriental is scheduled to depart from the province on Wednesday or Thursday for Barugo town in Leyte, one of the devastated areas in the path of supertyphoon Yolanda. Provincial administrator Jun Pacamalan, head of the mission, said they will bring medicines and a water purifier following a meeting with local officials of Barugo See MEDICAL, page A8

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OATH TAKING. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano administers the oath of office to the barangay officials of barangay Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, on Monday. The newly elected officials are chairman Mary Cor R. Calizo and councilors Nicolas Pogay, Ronald Asenas, Edna Daanoy, Perla Benlot, Elsie Ponsones, Ricardo Fabre and Gil Micabalo. Mindanao Daily News photo Gerry Lee Gorit

Army contingents from C. de Oro, Davao reach Baybay City in Leyte

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The two Army contingents that left Cagayan de Oro and Davao cities last weekend have reached typhoondevastated Baybay City in Leyte on Sunday. Col. Julian Pacatan Jr., commander of Task Force Diamond, said that although they found Baybay City devastated by super typhoon Yolanda, the “situation among the residents has stabilized” after relief goods have reached them earlier Saturday. Pacatan described the devastation they saw as the Army contingents wind its way to Baybay City. “We saw abandoned

houses, felled coconut trees and downed electric poles along the highway but the situation has stabilized. The residents are no longer hungry,” he said. Pacatan noted that plenty of food aid reached the city from Tacloban last Saturday. He also said that communication in the city “has been restored,” with Globe Telecom running its system by generator, which forces shutdown several times a day. Task Force Diamond left Cagayan de Oro Friday while Task Force Aguila left Davao City Saturday. Both contingents consisting of soldiers, doctors and engi-

neers are veteran responders of typhoons Sendong and Pablo in Mindanao. Pacatan said their contingent has already cleaned a school building and is presently repairing a hospital damaged by typhoon Yolanda. He said their heavy equipment are clearing the roads of downed electric poles, trees and other debris. “I never saw so much destruction but I was told that Tacloban was much worse than Baybay,” Pacatan told MindaNews by phone. Pacatan said the four ferryboats that carried their convoy and other relief See REACH, page A11

SP-MisOcc approves P1.5 M Relief Fund By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

OROQUIETA CITY – With a letter request for granting authority, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan presided by Vice Governor Aurora Virginia Almonte approves the request of Governor Herminia M. Ramiro to send relief funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. On Friday, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approves 1.5 Million Relief Fund for Leyte Samar and Ormoc at P500-T each as relief funds for the victims of the super typhoon. It may be recalled during the 7.2 Earthquake that affected Bohol Province, the legislative department of Misamis Occidental also approves relief funds chargeable to the province 30% of the 5% provincial calamity fund. Misamis Occidental was spared by the said typhoon, a week ago and celebrated its 84th Founding Anniversary with some changes due to the super typhoon, some of its activities like the Mutya ng Misamis 2013 was transferred to another date; other activities were rained soaked events. With the approved relief

funds, the Employees and Family Day was cancelled for its budget will be used as relief to include employees’ donations chargeable with their salaries. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan also find some ways and means to help by having a garage sale of which income will be part of the province relief funds to be send to the devastated provinces by super typhoon Yolanda. On her part, Governor Ramiro also called on her league of municipalities to support the relief operation to be conducted this week for Leyte, Samar and Ormoc provinces.” I have called my mayors to help and support the province relief operations” she said. Meanwhile, City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte of Oroquieta City also send P120-T worth of rice and assorted relief goods for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda to be sent to Tacloban City and other towns affected by the typhoon will hundreds death toll is now reported, thousands injured and missing, infrastructure beyond repair to include abode of each victims. Non Government

and Schools Organization also give their share in the donating old clothes, canned goods, bottle of water thru the city’s CWDO. In the latest update (November 14, 2013) from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) more than 2,357 deaths came from Leyte and Samar of which 1,785 came from devastated Leyet province while to add in 372 from Samar not included in the list is from Panay Island and other provinces hit by the super typhoon. NDRRMC recorded 3,853 injured and 77 still missing. As of this writing, affected families is raised to 8-M or 1,732,477 families from 8,819 barangays from 43 provinces, 520 municipalities and 54 cities with an estimated physical destruction worth P4.6 Billion were agriculture suffered most worth 2 Billion Pesos. “We cannot do other wise but to help our people especially in the Visayan region were some of our relatives are in this affected areas by the super typhoon “Yolanda”. Governor Ramiro said. Advertorial

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NGCP, SGCC give P24.3M to Typhoon Yolanda victims By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––As attention and support from the international community are focused on the Philippines following the devastation inflicted by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), shareholder of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and its technical partner, has also pledged to donate $100,000 (roughly P4.3 million) to the typhoon victims. This was learned from NGCP Corporate Spokesperson Atty. Cynthia PerezAlabanza, who said Fortune 500-company, through a letter from its chairman, Liu Zhenya, gave the dona-

tion which will be coursed through the Association of Chinese Enterprises in the Philippines. In the letter, Liu stated that the funds will be utilized to “facilitate disaster response and relief efforts to the affected areas.” Deeply concerned with the massive damage on NGCP’s transmission facilities, SGCC also offered assistance in the restoration and reconstruction of the affected lines and substations. In a media release, Alabanza said NGCP President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Sy, Jr. expressed CARAGA CONSUMER QUIZ BOWL WINNER. Regional Consumer Quiz Bowl winner Kimberly Jhiel Mae Perang (2nd appreciation for SGCC’s from right) receives her plaque from DTI-Caraga Director Brielgo Pagaran (3rd from right) as her coach, Jester gesture: “On behalf of the Ceballos (extreme left), and Cabadbaran City National High School principal Mario Perang (extreme right) proudly See VICTIMS, page A11

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Cabadbaran City stude snares Caraga Consumer Quiz Bowl

By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Kimberly Jhiel Mae C. Perang, a fourth year high school student of Cabadbaran City National High School, won this year’s edition

of the Regional Consumer Quiz Bowl held at the Department of Trade and Industry-Caraga Regional Office here last October 31. She was coached by Mr. Jester Ceballos of the same school.

Ruth Mae Sango of De La Salle John Bosco College, Bislig City and Andrew Philip R. Sur of Banza National High School, Butuan City, won second and third places, respectively. DTI-Caraga Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran said

the regional quiz bowl is an annual activity organized by his office as part of the Consumer Welfare Month celebration in the month of October. According to Pagaran, the activity aims to raise awareness among senior high school

students about consumer welfare and protection, and on current and pressing concerns affecting consumers and the general public. Winners from division-level competitions represent their respective schools division

in the regional level. This year’s competition was participated in by seven schools divisions, namely, Agusan del Norte, Butuan City, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao City, and Bislig City.

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Lanao Norte LGU commends PIA as partner in devt information The storage room of the DSWD Region 10 office at Masterson Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City, where relief supplies are delivered is near empty on Nov. 14. The DSWD-10 is finding it difficult to find suppliers of sardines, noodles and rice—key foodstuff for the typhoondevastated areas in Leyte. (MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo)

Supplies of rice, sardines, noodles running out in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY --At the relief center in Mt. Carmel Church in Barangay Carmen here, volunteers stopped working Friday night after supplies of rice, sardines and noodles have ran out. At another relief center at the Church of the Latter Day Saints also in Barangay Carmen, the repacking of food packs for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda was also suspended when supplies also stopped arriving. Less than a week of frenzied repacking of food supplies by volunteers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao is finding it difficult to find suppliers of

sardines, noodles and rice here. “We are now buying directly from the source, the sardine factories in Zamboanga, but they are finding it difficult to supply us,” DSWD-10 director Araceli Solamillo said. She note d t hat demands from other areas like Manila, which are also resorting to buying canned sardines directly from Zamboanga, have created supply problems. This is the reason why some of the relief centers have to stop because there are no more canned sardines deliveries, Solamillo said. “We are also finding it difficult to find suppliers of rice and noodles, which is

aggravating the problem,“ Solamillo said. Hundreds of volunteers have flocked to the relief packing centers following the call from the DSWD-10 for help last Tuesday. Solamillo said the DSWD regional office, with a budget of P12.5 million for the purchase of sardines, noodles, rice and coffee, was tasked to produce 50,000 food bags a day for victims of typhoon Yolanda. But so far, she said the volunteers were only able to pack 30,000 food bags since Tuesday and that they are hoping to increase their

output to ease the hunger in Leyte. Solamillo said they have already sent 20,000 bags to Leyte—10,000 to Ormoc and 10,000 to Tacloban—by trucks. She said a Philippine Air Force C130 should have airlifted the remaining 10,000 bags but the plane, which was expected last Friday, did not arrive at the Lumbia airport. “We are considering to load them on trucks and ship them via Lipata port [in Surigao City] but we are concerned about safety on the road,” she said. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte — Gov. Khalid Q. Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte commended the Philippine Information Agency’s (PIA) efforts in partnership with the local government in disseminating information in support to its programs and projects. “I keep telling our staff that working hard is only 50 percent of your work, informing the people that we are actually working is the other 50 percent , otherwise, we might be working so hard for the people of Lanao del Norte, but they won’t know the actions that we are doing, and say that ‘ang gobyerno ay walang ginagawa’ (the government has done nothing), that’s why PIA is a strong development partner, a crucial partner in the delivery of information,” Gov. Dimaporo said. Everything that we do, we make sure that it’s always in coordination with PIA Lanao del Norte Infocen,

we try our best through our Provincial Information Office, pushing our program thru PIA and our local trimedia friends, Dimaporo added. Gov. Dimaporo’s statement was made during the PIA’s 4th Quarter Regional Conference hosted by this province at the Mindanao Civic Center Hotel, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. As host to your conference, I welcome you all, the PIA-10 family led by Regional Director Thelma B. Oliver and all information center managers from Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Marawi City, Cagayan de Oro regional staff, through the host-Lanao del Norte Information Center, Gov. Dimaporo said. Gov. Dipaporo said, we hope you can tandem with us, in letting the people know that there are good news in Lanao del Norte. Meanwhile, Regional commends | page A11

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Leyte-Samar floods predicted in April 2013 LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, Matthew 7:24-25, the Holy Bible). -oooLEYTE-SAMAR FLO ODS PREDICTED IN APRIL 2013: Earlier in this column, I wrote that we were warned not only that Yolanda is coming, but that more rains, floods, and strong winds are coming in the near future, and would kill and destroy many. I said this warning was made by Jesus Christ, our God and Savior Himself, and this can now be found in the Bible, in its Matthew 7:24-27. It would appear, however, that a man named “Prophet Sad hu” w ho claimed to have founded “Jesus Ministries” (a religious group that describes itself to be involved in prophetic-evangelistic work which fulfills a call of God to pioneer evangelistic outreaches to people and groups where Jesus Christ is not known), gave a more

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio specific warning about what was to happen to Samar, Leyte and Cebu. A video showing this specific warning from Sadhu about Samar, Leyte and Cebu, was uploaded in Youtube in April 2013, or seven months before Yolanda struck. I viewed this video on November 17, 2013, and I saw that Sadhu was quite specific in the tragedy that would hit this three places, among others---great floods which have no precedent in the past, and they will come and kill many. -ooo“LUZON, HUNDRED OTHER AREAS, TO BE FLOODED, TOO”: Here was what Sadhu said: “There is a third destruction coming to your country, and this is the destruction through floods. You have experienced many floods in the history of your nation. But, that which is going to come has no precedent in the past. Very specifically, the areas

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S pecial G ospel of the day: Lu ke 7 : 3 1 35(November15, 2013-Friday) Luke 7:31-35-And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children: St. Jerome Biblical Commentary page137-the people of the gospel are “childish in attitudes” and cannot be understood since they accused and commented both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. In Latin terms, “argumentum adva culom” that means people are criticizing and opposing to the preachers. There are times that we are like these people because if we are hurt by the preaching, we automatically attack

that are going to experience this eerie flooding, great flooding, are Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Cebu. “And, some more. Hundreds of places, small places, will experience great flooding. My dearly beloved brothers and sisters, these are destructions that will come upon your land. “If you remember, a few years ago, the prophecy--the Word of the Lord--came, that if a nation sets up 24 houses of prayer, and pray for the land, the day when the waters and tsunami will come, will stop by the shores and not a single drop of water will come into the land. And that virtually came to pass in your nation, which was even reported by the secular news stations.” -ooo“FLESH-EATING DISEASE TO HIT PANGASINAN”: Sadhu then made other prophecies, particularly for the diseases which will hit Pangasinan, Cebu

and Bohol. He said these diseases were never seen before. The one that will hit Pangasinan, he said, will cause the flesh of the people to wear off as if being eaten by some virus. The diseases that will his Cebu and Bohol, on the other hand, will be unique, and will be the first of their kind, Sadhu explained. Unfortunately, however, Sadhu did not say why these kinds of deadly diseases will start off with the three provinces, Pangasinan, Cebu and Bohol. I have my guess but then, I am interested to find out what other people think about this. The Internet website, talk.Ph, that featured the Sadhu revelations said that he also accurately predicted the Japan earthquake two years ago. Now, why did I take time to feature this here? Well, it is only because Sadhu’s revelations dovetailed with what Jesus Christ had been saying in Matthew 7:24-27. Our readers may want to read these verses, too, and be forewarned. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com, batasmauricio@yahoo.com

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‘Yolanda’ stole the show from Zamboanga ‘Hermosa’

ZAMBOANGA City––I had that eerie, weird feeling scanning the destroyed houses as we “toured” the other day the so-called “ground zero” where Ustadz Habier Malik and his MNLF armed force engaged government forces for about 3 weeks last September in downtown Zamboanga City. Hundreds lost their lives there. Blood spilled freely on those grounds. The tall building topped by a fluttering Philippine flag was almost skeletal, the hollow-block walls smashed and blistered by bullet or cannon holes --mute witnesses to what happened. No wonder Malik prolonged his “occupation”. His was a high vantaged ground for combat. My thoughts immediately went to the many lives of soldiers and policemen and civilians and the MNLF -- all victims of this madness. I was told Malik finally escaped with his remaining 9 close-in henchmen, badly wounded, although the military hinted about his possible death in combat. But another reliable source claimed he died from those wounds being a diabetic days after he breached the security cordon and escaped. Others whispered about him still up and about, badly bruised and wounded but planning another “Part 2”.

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza I guess legends just don’t die easily. TALK MINDANAO ---Our trip to see what was left of the war-zone came as an off-shoot of a small group meeting during the day convened by Usec Nabil Tan, a high- ranking Tausug in Malacanang and former ARMM vice governor. He now heads the newly formed Mindanao Monitoring Office lodged in the office of Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa. ( Nabil was my usec at OPAPP years back). The forum was to re-visit the issues about Mindanao and of course the Zamboanga incident was No. 1 in the list. Banker Ms. Teresita UySebastian, an articulate and outspoken Zamboanguena business leader was forthright on her thoughts about how the 3-week carnage and nightmare could have been avoided. But that was wishful thought at this juncture. OPAPP Usec. Joe Lorena, an old hand in peace work starting from his MNLF days, gave context to the

MNLF related updates while PNP Director Manuel Barcena (DIPO Eastern Mindanao) was passionate in this new advocacy for jointness and convergence in the AFP/ PNP security sector. From the ulamas and religious leaders, NUCP representative Alih Aiyub gave the perspective of coherence in approaches while DPWH representatives Abdul Pandapatan and Nenita Robles gave inputs on the infrastructure sector. Businessman Vic Lao, representing the Mindanao Business Council, championed the concept of “inclusiveness” as a paradigm in the peace and development work and argued that this all boils down to economics and improving lives of people. He proposed a “national guard” force ( like those federal units in the US) to be first responders and vanguards in view of recent events of calamities and national emergencies.My former “girl friday” Diosita “Jojo” Andot, culling from her long experience in peace

and development work in Mindanao, assisted by young demure OPAPP lady Vanessa Pallarco steered the forum. DILG Director Paisal Abutazil gave inputs from the governance perspective. Army Col. Rodrigo Gregorio Westmincom U7 gave us an update on the military campaign and the latest on the security situation and then showed us the sites of the combat zones. RUINS --- Now on Ground Zero. At our first stop at the bridgeway junction of coastal Barangays Mariki and Rio Hondo, veteran business-stalwart Vic Lao first gazed at a tarpaulin in Chavacano warning about unexploded bombs or ordnance still lying somewhere around. The warning had the last word ‘MUERTE” -- meaning “death”. I pretended I did not see or understand. Almost 10, 000 houses laid in ruins in the several affected barangays, although the numbers in Mariki and Rio Hondo had still to be validated. Still languishing in the Zamboanga sports “grandstand” were about 118,000 evacuees still waiting up to now for “deliverance”. No final word up to this day on what fate awaited them on their “return” or “relocation”. For one, designated Task Force head DPWH Secretary

Rogelio Singson, for all his competence and good record is just too overwhelmed with his other tasks but everyone is still waiting for him to move. The master plan for relocation and rehabilitation was supposedly done and laid out but everyone’s anxiously waiting for its roll out. Nothing is moving up to now. There had been meetings we were told but nothing definite still. (hohum..yawn!) Evidently, the bureaucratic maze and the disagreements exacted a toll on this urgent matter. The political leaders, notably Mayor Beng Climaco, were perceived -- rightly or wrongly -- as hesitant to take decisive steps, trying to walk the tight rope of playing to the political gallery of whichever side fearful perhaps that some political costs hang in the balance. So things appeared to be in a gridlock. Then everyone was still looking for and asking about the P3.8 billion that President Aquino promised when he was there to take care of long term rehab. And worse, no one seems to be in full charge of the situation. All anxious eyes are still directed up north to far-away imperial Manila. WALK-OUT, ALMOST -- Interestingly, I was told of one meeting where, at the height of the siege, the

President was reportedly just rambling and his thoughts disjointed that only due courtesy to the highest official of the land prevented some disappointed Zamboangueno attendees from “walking out”. Obviously, the magnitude of the problem could disorient or shock even the best of presidents. So no big deal. But it was talk of the town --- although in hushed tones. I also heard the interesting story about the displaced lowly native Badjaos momentarily rejoicing over their new fate in evacuation centers, being fed now with Jollibee hamburgers and fries for the first time ever in their lives. But after a few bites, they decided to barter or sell away their handout burgers and freebies in exchange for their more accustomed palatable fare -- the ordinary “isda”. ( I guess, our wellheeled children must learn a lesson or two from our simple but robust brother Badjaos on not craving for that unhealthy junk food. Just a thought. ) RELOCATION “BLUES”---The recurring pending issues appeared simple -- but actually deep and complicated. Take the example of the issue on “relocation”. Most local, displaced residents who See STOLE, page A11


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PHL wins seat in International Federation of Pilipinas Natin conducts “Balangayan” Red Cross-Red Crescent meet in Australia A M B OA N G A camp in Dipolog CITY -– The PhilBy MARY MAE ABELLON

DIPOLOG CITY – Pilipinas Natin (PN)-Zamboanga del Norte Chapter celebrated its 1st anniversary with a Balangayan Camp, a bayanihan for nation building Nov. 9-10 at the Zamboanga del Norte National High School (ZNNHS), Turno campus this city with 186 campers and 50 PN service teams as participants. High school students from Gu l ayon Inte g r ate d Hi g h School, Zamboanga Del Norte National High School, Dipolog National High School, Sicayab National High School and Dicayas Integrated School turned up to attend the said activity. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the City Division Superintendent Victorina Perez and Education Supervisor Roy Tuballa for being our partner in this activity including ZNNHS Principal Alexander Uy for allowing us to use the school as our venue, ZNNHS Department Head Susiline Cabuguas for being our guide in the area and all other teachers who are with their students,” PN regional coordinator Rico Tiquel said. Pilipinas Natin is one of the programs pursued under

the Aquino administration through the Presidential Communication Operation Office (PCOO) to build volunteerism that thrives on the people’s continuing response to the call for change. “ The Balangayan camp aims to raise the number of volunteers in preparation for Bayani Challenge 2014 and other bayanihan activities,” Ridge Balolong, a PN volunteer explained. Moreover, in order to motivate, inspire and build the participants’ spirit of volunteerism and leadership skills, the topics such as SANLAHI: Dakila ka Pinoy, SAMBAYANAN: Itayo ang Perlas ng Silanganan, SANDUGO: the Call to Journey Together, and SAMBAYANIHAN: Balangay ng Pagbabago, were discussed. On the last day City Fire Marshall Senior Inspector Richard C. Timosa of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) gave lectures on the “dos and don’ts” during fire and earthquake. “We’re able to do many good things and build friendship during the two-day camp,” declared Karen Dimacutac, another PN volunteer. (FPG/ MAA/PIA-Z amboanga del Norte)

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ippine Red Crosss (PRC) has won a seat in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) governing board representing the Asia-Pacific Region.

PRC Zamboanga City chapter administrator, Victor Liozo, Jr. is representing the PRC in the seven-day biennial meeting of the Red Cross-Red Crescent in Australia which will wrap up Monday.

Liozo said Tadateru Konoe of Japan was re-elected for another four-year term as IFRC president. The summit started November 12 and is set to end November 18 at the Sydney International Convention Center in Sydney, Australia. The next biennial meeting is scheduled to be held in 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. In a text message, Liozo said he was tasked to talk on the "Zamboanga siege" last September as part of the topic discussion on safer access. He said the biennial meeting aims to discuss issues and concerns affecting the two organizations and "one of the concerns discussed was super typhoon Yolanda" that recently

A wall painting activity recently with boy scouts from Sulangon Elementary School in the 12th ZANDIDAP Council Urban Scout Jamboree. (maa/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

Mysterious relic surfaces from church ruins in Zambo conflict zone By DOMINIC ILAGAN SANCHEZ

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The roofs, fixtures, and effigies of saints in Christ the King church at Martha Drive in barangay Sta. Catalina were destroyed during the height of the standoff between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) – Misuari faction fighters and government forces, but one mysterious artifact surfaced intact. “After clearing the area, the military presented us with this,” said Villaflores,

who showed the wooden image of Jesus Christ during the groundbreaking ceremony the other day for the rebuilding of the church. “The statues of the saints were all destroyed, but this one was untouched.” Villaflores shared that earlier, he had asked the pastoral council and the residents if they recognized the image, but they did not. Although it was not decided whether the image was part

devastated several areas in the Visayas. The biennial meeting which carries the theme, "The Power of Humanity," is being attended by more than 1,300 delegates coming from 189 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The Philippine delegation is composed of 12 representatives -- 10 governors and two chapter administrators -- led by PRC national governor Corazon Alma de Leon. PRC C h ai r m an R i ch ard Gordon and Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang were supposed to head the Philippine delegation but did not join to oversee the humanitarian operation in typhoon-affected areas. (PNA)

of the original ornaments in the church, the soldiers who cleared the area said that it was found near the altar, added Villaflores. The origin of the image remains a mystery. The image was turnedover to the barangay BEC president Elsie Mallorca, which will now be part of the church ornaments when the rebuilding is complete. The church will be rebuilt through the joint efforts of the city govern-

ment of Zamboanga, the Archdiocese of Zamboanga and Environmental, SocioPsychological, Economical and Religious Advancement of the Neo-Zamboangueños’ Aspirations, or ESPERANZA, an inter-faith volunteer group conceived during the height of the Zamboanga crisis which is dedicated to pursue the development goals of the multi-cultural and multi-religious sectors of the city. (FPG/DIS/ PIA9-ZBST)

This PN volunteer shows courage in doing the endurance challenge during the Balangayan Camp conducted by Pilipinas Natin (PN) at ZNNHS, Turno Campus, Dipolog City . (maa/ Pia Zambo Norte)

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led by the vice mayor. Pacamalan said 10 doctors and 14 nurses from 8 hospitals in the province and 10 social workers from the provincial social welfare office will administer to the medical and psychosocial needs of the typhoon survivors. He said they will also bring along police officers and will stay in the area for 6 to 8 days. The medicines and provisions, worth some P2.5million to P3-million, will be for common ailments such as diarrhea, colds, coughs and gastrointestinal disorders. D ubb e d a s “Mi s O r Cares” the medical mission was approved by Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano who also tasked Pacamalan to see if the province could help the people of Barugo in rebuilding their houses as well as adopting children who were orphaned by the disaster. Governor Emano, on

Monday morning, led the joint oathtaking ceremony for barangay officials of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City at the provincial capitol. Some 1,861 officials from the province and 600 from the city took their oath of office in a ceremony called by Emano as “first time in the history of politics here,” a “tying-of-the-knot, not only the political bond, but as well as amity between the two.” The governor was joined in the program by Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, Padayon Pilipino head Vicente Emano, and Cagayan de Oro City Vice Mayor Ian Acenas. “Now, we move on serving the general welfare of the public, and this is the first step,” Gov. Emano said. He added that the activity will make the barangay officials “grow more, especially those who are first termers”. “This will be an avenue for them to share ideas and thoughts on how to run and manage barangays.”


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Military calls for more volunteers to repack relief goods for Visayas

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AVAO CITY -- The military has called for volunteers to assist in the repacking of relief goods for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Eastern, Central and Western Visayas.

Major Jacob Thaddeus O bligado, command ing officer of the 10th Civil-Militar y Operations Battalion said the government has set up two collection points

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in Barangay Panacan, serving as inter-agency relief assistance center. He said 42 organizations have already promised to participate in the repacking but helping hands are still much needed. “Several organizations have already pledged cash, goods, equipment, trucks and even ships and aircraft, with the DSWD

DAVAO CITY – At least 1,500 volunteers from different schools swamped Saturday the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot in Panacan like an army of ants to repack relief goods for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas. At least 1,500 volunteers troop to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to help in the repacking of relief goods for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco At least 1,500 volunteers troop to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to help in the repacking of relief goods for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco The volunteers, who were mostly college students from different schools here, were abuzz moving boxes and bags filled with food items inside the warehouse occupying around 2,500 square meters. Twenty-year old Harvey Monderondo skipped his weekend outing with his friends to help in repack-

ing the food packs. Monderondo, a fourth year psychology student at the University of Mindanao, came with four of his classmates after an appeal for volunteers was made at the university. “I pity those affected by the typhoon, they’re in harsh conditions. This is my way to help them,” he told MindaNews in Bisaya. The volunteers repacked food packs containing three kilos of rice, three cans of sardines, five pouches of noodles and five sachets of 3-in-1 coffee. “It’s good to help,” said Abirami Arivazhagan, an Indian medical student at the Davao Medical School Foundation, who came with her fellow Indians. Some volunteers came as a group while others came as part of the National Service Training Program of their school. NSTP was established through Republic Act 9163 to encourage civic or military volunteerism among college students. The DPWH depot also served as storage and repacking area of relief goods by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) when typhoon Pablo hit the provinces of

Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental last December 4. Melanie Deligero, a mother of nine, was among the volunteers at the height of relief operations in December to mid-February this year for those affected by typhoon Pablo. But today, Deligero said they are paid P226 per day under the cash-for-work program of the DSWD. She said the program started last mid-February as relief operations for typhoon Pablo survivors are still on going in selected areas until today. “The relief operation for typhoon Pablo is still ongoing and now we have another calamity,” the 37year old mother told MindaNews. The AFP's Eastern Mindanao Command deploys at least 400 troops to super typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas in Leyte on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to augment relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts there. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco The AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command deploys at least 400 troops to super typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas in Leyte on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013,

setting the schedule of convoys bound for Tacloban,” Obligado said. He said communities who want to volunteer may approach the nearest police stations that will ferry them to the nearest packing stations. Obligado said that the region’s experience on typhoon Pablo has been made by United Nations organizations

as a pattern to respond to the areas ravaged by typhoon Yolanda. He also urged the residents to also donate nails to expedite the construction of much needed shelters for the affected families. On Saturday, the Eastern Mindanao Command sent 350 soldiers from the 4th ID, 10th ID, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao

and Army Engineering units to respond to calls for reconstruction and rehabilitation in Tacloban City. The troops brought along with them a solar powered lighting system that can be used to charge cellular phones and other devices and even energize the community where soldiers are deployed. (RGA/JSD/PIA-XI)

Volunteerism alive among Davao college students

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SH ARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES DENNIS CARLO C. LINCUNA AND MARICEL SACO ALCANTARA,

CIVIL - CASE NO. 2013-147

DENNIS CARLO C. LINCUNA AND MARICEL SACO ALCANTARA, Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------/

to augment relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts there. MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco On Saturday, the Eastern Mindanao Command sent at least 400 troops coming from different Army battalions to augment the recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-devastated areas in Leyte. The contingent, which is also composed of engineers and medical personnel, brought relief goods, medical supplies and carpentry tools. (MindaNews)

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City LUZVILLA M. DURATO-SUAREZ, Petitioner,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-131

- Versos –

FOR: Judicial Decree of Divorce.

GERMAN S. SUAREZ. Respondent x----------------------------------------------------/

ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on November 8, 2010 at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Esperanza, Agusan del Norte and Prk. 9A Santolan Road, Bayug, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for almost three (3) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 8, 2010 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 a m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 30th of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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At least 1,500 volunteers troop to the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) depot on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, to help in the repacking of relief goods for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas. (MindaNews photo)

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: GERMAN S.SUAREZ Feling 5, Mangagoy, Bislig Surigao del Sur

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD NORTHERN MINDANAO REGION, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE MAIN SUBDIVISION PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Supply Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots in ELVIE GONZAGA (EG) SUBDIVISION located at Scions Elite Subdivision, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as Lot Nos. 1 to 20, Pcs-10-004686 containing an area of 1,245 sq.m. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental specifically Lots 40, 41, 42, & 43 of Blk, 1, Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 12th day of November 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS OIC Regional Director MDN: NOV. 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sharia Judicial District Iligan City THELMA LUNA MELENDEZ- GALOPE, Petitioner, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-146 - Versus FOR: Judicial approval of the registered Divorce dated October 15, 2012. MARIO R. GALOPE Respondent, x------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on October 17, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ in a newspaper of general circulation in this City, once a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner and respondent are Muslims and husband and wife married civil rites on April 18, 1998 at Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more than nine (9) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter, NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at c/o her counsel residence Atty. Heman R. Tabalba, Tibanga, Hi- way, Iligan City, You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex-parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

Before this court is verified petition for Judicial approval of the registered divorce filed by the petitioner. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the summons was served to the respondent according to the record, respondent filed a responsive pleading by way of a manifestation thereby raising no objection to the petition and even joins with the petitioner in seeking for the resolution of the case favorably. WHEREFORE, premises considered, set the hearing of the case on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 O’clock a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the Northern Mindanao once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2013


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Cristine Reyes reveals real reason behind breakup with Derek Ramsay Ending weeks of speculation, Cristine Reyes has finally opened up to the real reason behind her split with ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay. Contrary to rumors, it wasn’t caused by Ynna Asistio, her ex-boyfriends Dennis Trillo and Rayver Cruz nor the nameless gym buff that’s being linked to her off late. “I think hindi pa siguro ako ready. Gusto ko siya, gusto ko si Derek, but parang hindi ako ‘yung normal, hindi ako mapalagay kapag sa kanya,” confessed the Bukas Nalang Kita Mamahalin actress during a live appearance on Buzz ng Bayan on Sunday,

Cristine explained that she ironically became more less like herself and reclusive next to Derek when they took everything to the next level from being friends last August 28. “Kasi nung boyfriend ko siya, kasi alam niyo naman ako lokaloka ako and mapagbiro. Parang puwede ko pa rin ba gawin sa kanya yon? Parang hindi na kasi baka mamaya sermonan niya ako. Pero kapag magkaibigan kami, nasasabi ko sa kanya lahat siya rin ganon,” she explained. Apart from that, Cristine also candidly confessed that her failed

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romances in the past has led her to become more guarded with the hunk actor. “So nung kami ni Derek hindi pa nagsi-sink in sakin na kami. Alam niyo naman po ako, loka-loka ako kapag na-i-in love ako... Talagang guarded ako sakanya dahil alam ko ‘yung sarili ko na kapag ako na-in love all out and kapag binigay ko lahat dito, ayoko ng mangyari ‘yung katulad nung dati na sobrang sakit na nawala ‘yung guy,” said she. But being guarded has not made the breakup any easier, “Nag-usap po kami ng personal. Merong iyakan, may ilang days na

wala ako sa sarili.” There were even times that she never felt like talking to Derek and that being alone has been her solace. Did she have any regrets about their short-lived romance? “Hindi ako masyadong umeffort so ‘yun ang medyo nagsisisi ako. Si Derek kasi sobra sa akin,” said the When the Love is Gone star. Despite all the controversies that hounded their separation, Cristine underscored that she and Derek remain to be best friends even until this day. push.abs-cbn.com

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Commends... from page A5

Director Thelma Oliver, PIA region 10, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the provincial government as host to this conference, and handed over the certificate of appreciation to the governor, to its support to PIA in hosting which contributed to the success of the conference. She further said, that PIA shall continue to provide technical assistance to the local government offices in its information campaign to bring the good news to communities utilizing the different platforms in disseminating development information. (LVG/PIA-10 LDN)

Stole... from page A7

are now agonizing in evac centers, preferred to go back to the sites of their destroyed houses or whatever were left of them, citing an old presidential proclamation reserving their localities as resettlements. They openly rejected relocation somewhere else. They opted for on-site rehabilitation and not to be moved somewhere inland where their indigenous ways and culture could not jibe and adjust to. The sea is home to them and nowhere else. But some in government and the distrustful public insisted otherwise, perhaps fearful that restoring them to their original enclaves would still make the places vulnerable as continuing sanctuaries for the bad. Others talk about real estate speculators cashing in on the deserted site. Others dream of transforming what was once a squatters colony into a boulevard of dreams as the city’s aesthetic seaside promenade. This option, by the way, may give credence to the whispered “tsismis” that the unnecessary burning and destruction of some houses towards the tail end of the stand-off was part of a sinister plan for long term security considerations, to clean and clear the area and not allow a return of the residents for good. The growing chasm of distrust feeds on this rumor all the more. Then the matter of the curfew. For those traumatized and distrustful, the 12 midnight to 4 a.m. curfew is reassuring. To the security forces, it makes life and work simpler. Anybody who moves in-between hours is suspect. But to those who wish that Zamboanga starts towards early normalization, especially the businessmen who need the additional hours to generate some business, an end to the curfew, ---whether total or in phases -- is most desired. But I was told city hall would have none of this at this time. WHY SILENT. ---But to me, and forcefully articulated by Ms. Tess Sebastian, the most serious to be addressed is the unfortunate

polarization of the Muslims and the Christians as an aftermath of the bloody siege. This is not without reason. Some ordinary folks I talked to said the non-muslims and the muslims nurtured quiet distrust at each other worsened poignantly by the incident. When I asked why, they said Malik et al targeted only non-muslims as hostages. Muslims or those who pretended they were by speaking Tausug ,although non-muslims, were released and allowed to go home. The christians were restrained and became hostages, unwilling pawns in the deadly game of Malik’s brinksmanship. This seething distrust and the tearing apart of social cohesion is the most tragic. Rebuilding relationships is a must for Zamboanga to survive. Only the locals , Muslims and non-muslims alike, can do this, to speak with one voice and espouse unity again, diversity notwithstanding. Unfortunately, no one is paying attention to this. There’s a communication flow gridlock. Everyone seems to be playing safe. No one is talking. No one. “Nada”. None yet anyway. RISING FROM ASHES --- And now, with all this still hanging, tempest “Yolanda” suddenly descended upon us and “stole the show” that could obviously eclipse and wipe out Zamboanga from the national radar screen. For a brief shining moment of international focus and attention, Zamboanga is now so suddenly forgotten. If this shall come to pass, then this will become more tragic than the actual firefight and the bombing and the burning. So sad. To survive, Zamboanguenos must now wake up and move. And make some noise to recapture national attention and get urgent intervention. Let us not forget that the onus of the burden of solving this and cleaning up the mess rest squarely on shoulders of the President of the Republic no less who personally made that judgment call to resort to the use of force than consider a peaceful option at the crucial moment -- not to mention the fatal miscalculations in the handling of the peace process that eventually led to the siege. Include in this the locals, both in government and in the private sector who joined in that judgment call. Too early yet to say though whether that judgment call is correct. Time and events later will tell. But the tragic social costs are now staring us right on our faces. Almost two months after the siege, the thousands of innocent victims are still suffering and crying for deliverance! There is no escaping! Make another judgment call Mr President! Now please, not tomorrow, By all means let’s all help deal with Tempest Yolanda but let’s not forget Zamboanga ‘Hermosa’.

Victims... from page A4

victims of Typhoon Yolanda, NGCP thanks the State Grid Corporation of China for its donation. Your generosity to the Filipinos will greatly benefit those who have lost their homes, livelihood, and loved ones.” Alabanza said NGCP earlier released P20 million worth of relief goods to be distributed to affected communities in the Visayas Region. It is also providing the needs of its line personnel who are currently reconstructing the lines, she said. According to Sy, “We are taking care of our linemen by giving them daily ration of food and medicines while they are erecting our structures. We need to assure that our people are healthy and well because they will be working round the clock to complete the restoration.” Alabanza informed that NGCP mobilized its resources and manpower to facilitate the restoration of damaged transmission lines and substations in the Visayas area. Based on assessment, 566 structures were toppled or broken by the super typhoon. Around 1,400 line personnel of NGCP, including hired contractors from all over the country, are deployed in the Visayas to focus on bringing back power in the affected provinces. NGCP, in coordination with the Department of Energy, National Electrification Administration, and other concerned agencies, committed to bring back power to the region in time for Christmas, Alabanza added.

Release... from page A1

Set for release were Barangay Captain Lito Andalique and Barangay Kagawads Marvin Bantuasan, Crisanto Piodos, and Balaba Andalique, and Cafgu tribal member Pepe Subla. NDF is seeking suspension of military operations in the the villages of Binucayan, Balite, Pangkat, Johnson, Sta. Theresa, San Mariano, Kauswagan, Sabud, Kasapa 1, Kasapa 2, and Valentina, all in Loreto, and in Brgy. Datu Dabaw in Laak, Compostela Valley. Del Mundo added that should this be followed, they see “no other impediments” barring freedom of the four barangay functionaries of Barangay Sabud, Loreto, Agusan del Sur and a Cafgu member who were their “prisoners of war” since October 24. The NDF said they have “already apologized for their counter-revolutionary and anti-people activities.” The NPA’s Comval North Davao South Agusan Sub Regional Command, who “arrested” the five, earlier said that though the four POWs were elected government leaders, they are also active members of the para-

military CAFGU (Citizen’s Armed Force Geographical Unit) and thus are “legitimate targets for arrest” by the NPA. Librando Perez, a datu (tribal chieftain) in Sabud, with four other cousins of the five POWs pleaded in a press conference Friday in this city, that the NPA’s POWs be spared as the latter were only “forced” to be “conscripted as Cafgus.” “They were only forced to be Cafgus by the Mayor (Loreto Mayor Dario Otasa). They cannot say no. They were forced to do it because of the interest of the Mayor in plantation and in mining. Please spare them and return them to us,” said Perez. Perez revealed that it was also the Mayor who pushed for the installation of an Army detachment in their village. “Ang pagtukod sa detachment gihimo bisan mosugot mi o sa dili, unya karon mao na ang hinungdan ngano gubot among dapit. Kung di ka moanha aron motabang tukod sa detachment, ipatawag dayon ka nila (Cafgus) (The putting-up of the detachment was made, whether we gave consent or not. It is now the cause of the chaos in our village. If you don’t show to up to help in building it, you would be summoned by the Cafgus),” he said. He said that Otasa wants the barangay officials to be among the first to become Cafgus in the barangay. “Wala gani mi kasabot nganong gipugos sila mag Cafgu nga mga opisyal man na sila (We don’t know why they were forced to become Cafgus when they are supposedly barangay officials),” he said. Ka Aris Francisco, the Spokesperson of the NPA unit said in an earlier statement that the POWs “are psychological warfare agents, who banned the masses from going to their farms and forcing them to remain at the village centers, in a blatant attempt to control their movement” and that “these POWs have campaigned hard against the NPAs, harassed peasant leaders, and strongly endorsed the entry of palm oil and mining projects-— projects that will eventually dislocate the masses and deprive Lumads of their ancestral domain.” Perez said that Otasa was circulating a message that “he doesn’t care what happens to them (POWs).” “Bahalag patyon na ninyo, akong ipadayon ang operisyon sa military, ana iyang sulti sa mga tawo didto sa amo (‘I don’t care if you kill them, I will continue with the military,’ that’s what he has been telling the people in our village),” Perez said. The NDF also scored the “combat operations camouflaged as rescue activities” of the Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion, as NDF’s Del Mundo claims, it “only resulted in more atrocities against the masses.”

“…on top of the military’s killing of two peasant leaders, dropping of 24 bombs and dislocating the masses, and torturing and detaining two minor Lumads to whom they accused of killing brgy. Capt. Ramon Diogonan. In the last few weeks, this same military unit has ransacked the peasant’s homes, destroyed their properties, and looted their farm animals,” said Del Mundo. Del Mundo claimed their operations in the said area have resulted in 40 casualties on the AFP side, and only 1 on the NPA camp. Me anw h i l e, Bi s h op Modesto Villasanta of Sowing the Seeds of Peacce, a third-party negotiator and peace process advocates organization of church workers, said he hopes that the NDF will again show “good will” and release their POWs safely. “If the NDF wants to participate in the release of their POWs, we would be happy to respond as this would be a positive step in the peace process. We are asking them to take good care of their POWs as they have done so before,” said Villasanta. Villasanta said that it is high time for the peace process to continue and he urges the government to start with the full implementation of the CARHRIHL (Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law), a human rights accord signed by both the NDF and the former Estrada government. He said that though the CARHRIHL was long signed, and is used as reference by both parties, in truth, it is not yet “fully implemented.” “Included in the CARHRIHL is that both parties would recognize that each member of their armed group, either the NPA or the AFP, is only made to answer in their own separate courts,” he said. “I was invited by the OPAPP last September and it seems that the government side of the peace negotiation is unclear,” he said. He added that the Aquino government “fears” of giving the NDF a “belligerent status.” “The current GPH peace panel should not fear it because what comes out of the negotiations will benefit the people,” he said.

Reach... from page A3

trucks used the two ports of Liloan and San Ricardo in Leyte from Lipata, Surigao del Norte. As of Sunday, the Lipata port in Surigao City experienced congestion as hundreds of trucks carrying relief goods used it as jump-off point to the typhoon devastated areas in the Visayas. Meanwhile, Araceli Solamillo, Department of Social Welfare and Development director for Region 10, said

they received instruction from their national office to stop repacking food relief items after food aid from the United Nations and other countries started arriving in typhoon-affected areas. The repacking centers at the Mt. Carmel Church in Barangay Carmen and DSWD regional office along Masterson Avenue this city grounded to a halt Sunday night. “There is so much food packs in Leyte already. We are starting to reassess the other needs of the victims,” Solamillo said. Solamillo said they are thinking of buying personal hygiene kits for women and kitchen utensils, which were popular items during typhoon Sendong, she said. She said the DSWD regional office has spent P17 million, sent by the national government, to buy relief goods such as sardines, noodles and rice. At one point last Friday, the DSWD has found it difficult to find suppliers of relief goods. Solamillo said the volunteers who responded to the call of the DSWD managed to pack some 78,000 food packs since Tuesday. “The volunteers did a wonderful job. Our first shipment was among the first to arrive in Tacloban and feed its hungry residents,” Solamillo said. Volunteers from all walks of life, including typhoon Sendong victims, trooped to the DSWD relief centers and pack the food bags by hand. Solamillo said they still have 15,000 relief bags awaiting shipment this week. (Froilan Gallardo/ MindaNews)

Yolanda... from page A1

Libjo and Loreto. Super typhoon Yolanda destroyed some 4,000 houses — 505 totally and 3,467 partially. She estimated the damage at P171.8 million. The typhoon also damaged roofs and ceilings of different schools — daycare, elementary and high school buildings – estimated to cost P13.2 million. The report also said government infrastructure such as barangay gymnasium, barangay hall, ports, and other buildings also suffered damages estimated at P5 million while damage to roads, bridges and seawalls have been estimated at over P1.4 million. Damage to rice, corn, cassava and sweet potato was estimated at P3.5 million and another P3.1 million for fruitbearing trees. Damage to fish pens, fish corrals and 13 motorized bancas was estimated at P3.2 million. Some churches were also partially damaged. Estimated cost is P530,000. The provincial legislature declared a state of calamity on November 12. Vice Governor Benglen Ecleo said the declaration was intended to hasten the release of funds to be used to help affected families whose houses were totally destroyed. Meanwhile, PDRRMC Surigao del Norte pegged the damage caused by Yolanda in the province at P43 million.


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MANILA, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel showed their "Never say die" spirit after pulling off a convincing 86-69 come from behind victory over the San Mig Coffee Mixers in the opening day of the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Japhet Aguilar led all scorers after tallying 18 points, to go along with eight rebounds,five blocks and one assist while L.A Tenorio played superb after finishing with a double double job of 17 points and 10 assists. Dylan Ababou was chosen as the Best Player of the game after scoring all of his 16 points in the second half. Ginebra struggled in the first half and trailed by eight points,42-34 at halftime. Down but not out, the Kings roared back in the 3rd quarter after launching a thunderous 3rd quarter blast that gave them a 58-55 cushion heading to the payoff period. They outscored the Mixers (24-16) in the 3rd quarter.

Ginebra maintained it's scorching hot attack in the final canto, as Greg Slaughter and Dylan Ababou conspired for their 7-3 assault that increased the lead to 65-58 early in the fourth period. Acuna and Pingris tried to save the Mixers but Ginebra launched another 8-4 spurt that ballooned their lead to eleven,73-62 with 6 minutes left in the payoff period. Ginebra finally pulled away after launching a 10-3 rally, highlighted by back to back treys from Dylan Ababou and Jayjay Helterbrand to seal the victory. Ginebra e dge d San Mig Coffee in turnover points,(25-13) but the latter dominated them in the fastbreak points battle, (18-8). Ginebra's Top overall pick Greg Slaughter scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while San Mig Coffee's second overall pick Ian Sangalang ended up with 8 points and four rebounds in their respective PBA debuts.(PNA) Kevin Patrick V. Mariano

LA Tenorio (L) will have a ton of options on the attack this upcoming season. Photo by Jeff Venancio

Jason Day to play at World Cup after losing 8 relatives in Philippines typhoon SYDNEY, Australian golfer Jason Day will play at the World Cup in Melb ou r ne af te r l e ar n i ng that eight family members lost their lives in the Philippines typhoon, local media reported on Monday. Day's grandmother, uncle and six cousins were among the thousands of people killed by Typhoon Haiyan. "I am deeply saddened to confirm that multiple members of my family lost their lives as the victims of Typhoon Haiyan," Day said in a statement. "My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. We feel de vastated for all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy." He said he understood media's interest in the matter but hopes any coverage can spread awareness to assist with the relief efforts that continue in the Philippines. "I hope that all will respect my family's privacy during this difficult time. I will have no further

public comments at this time," he said. "Ple as e pray for all who have suffered loss." G ol f Au st r a l i a , t he governing body of the sport of golf in Australia, has extended its sym pathies to Day and his family. D ay is c ur rent ly in Melbourne preparing for the World Cup tournament, where he will team up w it h U. S . Ma s t e r s champion Adam S cott to represent Australia. Immediately after defending his Australian Masters title yesterday, S cott de clare d he and Day would win the tournament, w hich b eg ins at Royal Melbourne on Thursday. Day's mother Dening, who migrated to Australia from the Philippines about 30 years ago, told local media that she is confident that Day can remain focused. "He's a ver y st rong boy, mentally he's very strong," she said. "Hopefully he can focus on what he is doing." (PNA/Xinhua) JBP/EBP

DVO-Davao’s Sapno defends URCC title on Nov. 30 DAVAO CITY, Davao City’s Ricardo “El Matador” Sapno of Python’s Pit will finally defend his URCC featherweight title in a rematch against Reydon “Red” Romero of Deftac on Nov.30 at the SMX Convention Center in Metro Manila. The Sapno-Romero rematch is one of the super fights in the URCC 24: Uprising. Sapno, a first dan blackbelt judoka, won by a second round technical knockout over Romero in their first championship fight. In the opening round, the fight went to the ground but the pace was just so fast that you would not know who actually had an advantage in the fight. Sapno caught Romero with thunderous combos which were returned by Romero. Romero unleashed heavy ground and pound on Sapno but Sapno reversed the position to inflict the same beating that he received from his opponent. Both fighters slowed down in the second round but kept exchanging blows. Just when everyone thought Romero

was going to win by TKO, the referee stopped the match in the middle of the flurry to replace Romero’s mouthpiece. With his cardio already above its limit and with the fight already taking its toll on his body, Romero just crashed on the canvas in the middle of break and failed to finish the fight. Pitted in the main event is the battle between Eric “The Natural” Kelly (9-1) and undefeated Lu Jian Bo of China (5-0). Kelly, a wily striker with a relentless fighting style is a veteran in the URCC ring and has brought honor to the country with his wins against Mitch Chilson, Bae Young Kwon and Brad Terrey (submission). Kelly became a worldwide name after a shocking win over UFC lightweight champion and future Hall of Famer Jens Pulver. Bo, on the other hand, is a master of Sanda and Muay Thai and is known to have quick hands. Aside from his striking prowess, Bo is also versed in the Brazilian jiu jitsu. (PNA)


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