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DAR chief hands titles, eqpt. to farmers in Peace Caravan By JOIE CEBALLOS

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes led the distribution of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to 24 farmers during a Peace Caravan last August 25, 2015 here. See full story, page A5

XU-WB MOA signing on KDC.

Xavier University, World Bank cink Knowledge Sharing Partnership Text and Photos by MIKE BAÑOS

THE oldest university in Cagayan de Oro City, and one of the world’s biggest knowledge sharers have signed a partnership agreement which would expand its knowledge sharing net-

TWO players lock onto each other during The Proving Grounds 5: Retribution Cage Supremacy, which are copresented by BusinessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News, held last August 27 at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

work in the Philippines and abroad. Fr. Roberto Yap, Xavier University-Ateneo de By MARK FRANCISCO Cagayan president, and Staffmember World Bank Philippines Country Director Motoo ALL the indigenous fighters Konishi signed the partner- from local host MUMMA or the Mindanao Ultimate ship agreement on See bank, page A11 Mixed Martial Arts were

Foreigners crush locals in Oro MMA fight humiliated by invaders from Manila and Singapore who dominated The Proving Grounds 5 Retribution: Cage Supremacy last Thursday as co-presented by Busi-

nessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News led by president and CEO Dante Sudaria. The foreign players from two Singaporean and Japa-

nese stables – two Americans, a Cuban and a Japanese – all won before their respective opponents. In the opening See FIGHT, page A11

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GILBERT Y. CHAO - Motoring Editor

Affordable Mobility – Honda Wave 125 Alpha

A cub is a type of motorcycle that is indigenous to the ASEAN region. The word “cub” is said to be an abbreviation of the term Commuter Under Bone, as these types of bikes are primarily used for

commuting and most, if not all, are fitted with a single under-tube frame. However, some will argue that the word itself can also mean “cheap urban bike” since cubs tend to be favored by riders on a

budget because they are relatively cheap to buy. With an SRP of P 55, 000, the Honda Wave 125 Alpha is no exception. The Wave 125 Alpha maybe affordable but there surely is nothing “cheap” about the bike.

Firstly, it is equipped with a four stroke, aircooled 124.8 cc OHC engine which is higher in terms of displacement compared to the competition in this price range. 6.5 kw @ 7000 RPM and 10.07 Nm @

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5000 RPM propel the 100 kilogram bike and this 190 lbs. rider briskly ahead of traffic. You also get cast alloy wheels instead of steel rims and a twin-piston Nissin caliper front disc brake. The 17inch rubbers provide ample stability on the road but the dual rear shocks were a bit firm when riding solo, as this type of suspension configuration is usually tuned to accommodate the extra weight of a pillion. Nonetheless, I found the ride comfortable enough on long distance commutes. The wide, padded seat and the good ergonomics allowed a 5’11” rider like me to find a suitable posture. The bar ends also significantly lessen vibration, if not add a

bit of aesthetic appeal. As with all Honda cubs I’ve tested, the autoclutch transmission on this one was quite easy to operate. A light nudge of your toe and it shifts smoothly into gear. Though it will not fit a helmet of any kind, the Wave 125 Alpha’s lockable under seat compartment is big enough for other things like gadgets, rain gear or tools. What I personally liked about it is that the seat pops open when you turn the key, making it possible to open even when one hand is holding the stuff you are about to put in. To know more about the Honda Wave 125 Alpha, visit

The Motion of Innovation Reaches Davao

Yamaha Motor Philippines Inc. (YMPH) stages the third installment of the Yamaha International Motorshow 2015 at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City. Dubbed

as the “Motion of Innovation”, the event featured the Japanese firm’s extensive product line-up including their big bike models and power products. YMPH

also showcased new AT models that are equipped with their Blue Core engines, namely the Mio I 125 and the Mio Soul i 125. The event also served as the launch

pad for YMPH’s latest offerings: the all new SZ and the highly anticipated Sniper 150 Mxi. The SZ will be available

by September at an SRP of P68,900 while the Sniper 150 Mxi is scheduled to be released by October of this year. Gracing

Kymco Holds Victory Celebration for Breaking a Guinness World Record Photos by Kit Elton Pilla

the occasion were YMPH executives and celebrities Robi Domingo, Jesse Mendiola and Davao’s own KZ Tandingan. Kymco Philippines (KPI) recently held a victory party for their loyal customers in celebration of their successful attempt in breaking the Guinness world record for the Largest Simultaneous Motorcycle Burnout, which took place at the Tagaytay Convention center during the 21st National motorcycle Convention that was held earlier this year. The night of festivities was attended by KPI President Charles Tseng and members of various Kymco motorcycle clubs. There was also a special screening of History Channel’s Ride N’ Seek: Philippines, where in KPI is a major sponsor.

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Sipping my Chinese Soup in Agusan del Sur

industr y where their accumulated wealth are diversified to the property market, building new hotels and acquiring bank foreclosed assets in Tagum and Davao City as a new economic undertaking that will transform them to prominence in the corporate business. Running across these c it i e s an d prov i n c e s are the presence of Chinese money which corners the sale of raw minerals for export to China to be refined to precious metals. Gold are m i ne d f rom ou r natural resources and the exclusive buyer is only the Central Bank of the Philippines which is traded and become par t of our currenc y reserves. Smuggling is not only happening at the Bureau of Customs; it has branched out with high stake and power influence

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i n t he mou nt ai ns of Mindanao. Some USD 2 Billion worth of gold from the provinces of Agusan, Surigao and Davao were “ shipped and smuggled to China over the last five years” according to reliable inside sources from the mining industry. China’s rapid growth is not only asserting its expansion in the Western Philippine Seas but for quite sometimes, it has extended its mineral needs to Mindanao by s ec ur ing our natural resources through cash advance to t he lo ca l miners, buying influence f rom Polit icians and b a ckd o or d e a ls w it h Government export regulators. Off course, t h is c an not b e d one without the help of the bureaucracy and some people’s dream of wealth? On a clear weather in Eastern Mindanao, your eyes can see a flotilla of Chinese Ships along the Carascal Sea in Surigao del Sur lining to load bulk of iron ores from the open pit mines of Surigao which has turned the once green mountains to forever brown. Iron ores are small rocks in form; it has to be heated at high temperatures to pry the copper loose of silica, iron and sulfur. Gold are refined from copper once

the smelting process are done in China. What else can we speak of ills against China’s trading initiative when they have been our silent partner for all these years? Good relationship with China help, but the string attached is irresistible, that will tie us for long, exploit our natural resources and probably sink our country as the environment suffers. During this balmy w e a t h e r, s i p p i n g a Chinese Soup in a fine restaurant of Agusan del Sur exhort an appetite of hot entrée before our main course meals. Our recent sales trip created opportunities to dine with important people in the mining industry. The exchanges of pleasantries were cordial in the spirit of promoting relationships and leisure visits of rich people to Davao City to generate sales for our managed property. The scramble for revenues in the hotel business brings us to the doorsteps of the mining pits and to the offices of the middle men, once upon a time overlooked by many now too precious to be neglected? Fo r c o m m e nt s o r queries, please Email: sbeverage@rocketmail. com or follow on Twitter @gm-ped

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with Him. God humiliated Himself by becoming a human being to die for all our wrongs. Remember, He never did one wrong He needed to die for. So His perfect life and death paid the penalty for all our sins. Then after He was dead and buried for 3 days, He came back to life so we can share in His kind of life, both now and forever after we die. He is the only hope we have. So have you asked Jesus to forgive you and give you His new life today? He loves you more than anybody does—so much that He died to save you. Won’t you thank and love Him in return by living His right, successful way every day? Just Think a Minute…

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his sister could live. Yet this little boy loved his sister that much, He was giving his life for her. Did you know Jesus Christ did even more than that for you? Even though He is God Himself, He loves you and me so much He gave His perfectly innocent life so we could finally be forgiven and live forever

Daily Inspiration

Best Years

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis - American psychologist, writer (1913-2007)

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Wouldn’t it be great if all your years were your best years? We tend to remember our early years as the best. How much of your time

do you spend complaining about others, the economy or the government? Once you can distinguish between your and other people’s problems, you have more time to solve your own problems. Useless issues arise when we try to solve other people’s problems rather than tackle our own. Create your own good years; find and solve your own problems. Along the way you can discover life’s golden nuggets; reach out to uplift others as a good steward.

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Digong: 50-50 chance now on running for president Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental

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Thousands of supporters from all over the country converged in Rizal Park, Davao City Friday evening (August 28) to urge Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Teachers, students call: ‘Wikang Filipino, ipaglaban!’

trayal of our heroes who fought hard for freedom,” said Charisse Bañez of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), in a press release. Last April, the Supreme Court issued an indefinite temporary restraining order against the removal of Filipino as a subject, but the fight is far from over. “We are angry


A MIX of students from different universities joined teachers, linguists and other progressives in a ‘pistang protesta’ at the Mendiola Peace Arch here, August 25, against the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) Memorandum Order 20 (CMO 20), which removes Filipino and other Philippine studies as subjects in college. “We are here to demand that Filipino, Philippine Literature, Philippine Government and Constitution , and Philippine History subjects be returned to the college curriculum, which were ironically removed from the K12 curriculum,” said David San Juan of Tanggol Wika. The protest, led by the Alyansa ng mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino (Tanggol Wika), Alliance of

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DAVAO City––As calls encouraging him to run for president intensified, Davao City mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Friday it’s now a 50-50 chance that he may run for the country’s highest post in next year’s national elections. He told reporters at the culmination of the “Run Duterte Run” caravan on Friday: “(Will) it be 50-50 if I am not considering to run?” he said, adding his decision “could go either way.” Duterte had earlier said he was not at all interested in the Presidency. On Friday, he said he still needs more time to convince his family, especially his daughter, former City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who objects to his running for President because of age. Duterte is turning 70 in March. “Wala ko problema, si Inday murag naga-dala sa pamilya. Anak gud nako na. Kabalo ka anang Inday (I don’t have any problems. See running, page A11


Students from the Philippine Normal University join the protest action against the elimination of Filipino subject, August 25. Photo courtesy of Kathy Yamzon

Concerned Teachers (ACT) and Pilipinong Nagkakaisa Para sa Soberanya (PINAS), was held in celebration of Buwan ng Wika (national language month). The protesters also slammed the K12 program, and called it “a hindrance to the Filipino

people.” “This K12 program and CMO 20 are anti-Filipino, and anti-development of our country,” said Aries Gupit, secretary general of LFS. “We believe that under this program the future of our youth will be bleaker.”

“They are destroying the national identity of our youth, and our whole country which affects our development as a nation, and endangering the future that the youth will inherit,” he said. “This is a complete be-

In Compliance with the publication requirements and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 guidelines in the Implementation of the administrative order No. 1 series of 2012 ( IRR on R.A 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that EM-EM TAYAO IGNACIO Has filed with this office a petition for correction of entry in SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” the certificate of Live birth of EmEm Somil Tayao at Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Wilma Balco Tayao and Warlito M. Tayao. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than SEPT. 11, 2015.


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Bomb threats disrupt work, court proceedings DAVAO City––The court proceedings at the Hall of Justice, including the arraignment of the three accused in the murder of Richard King were disrupted after two Regional Trial Court (RTC) branches received bomb threats from an anonymous caller Friday. An employee of RTC Branch 9 received a call from a man telling her: “may bomba akong inilagay dyan hindi ako nagbibiro (I placed a bomb there I am not joking)” and then hanged up. The employee immediately informed her

colleague about the threat and asked for police assistance. Police authorities were able to get the mobile phone number of the anonymous caller that they are now tracking for investigation. After 10 minutes, the stenographer of RTC Branch 10 also received a call from a man telling her: “Makinig ka may bomba ako inilagay dyan, pasabugin ko yan lahat di ako nagbibiro (You listen I placed a bomb there, I will explode it I am not joking)”. This prompted police

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authorities to order all employees and people inside the Justice building to get out allowing police to inspect all offices. The Special Weapons and Tactics team of the Davao City Police Office and the Explosive Ordnance Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines searched offices. After an hour, they declared the building safe. The incident resulted in the postponement of the scheduled arraignment of three accused in the murder case in relation to the killing of Cebu City-based

businessman Richard King. The three accused Paul Dave Labang, Rommel dela Cerna and Rodel dela Cerna arrived but RTC Branch 16 Presiding Executive Judge Emmanuel Carpio rescheduled their arraignment. This development will also delay the proceedings against Supt. Leonardo Felonia since the arraignment of the three accused was pursuant to the order of the Supreme Court, which granted the police officer’s petition to change the venue of hearing with regards to his case due to threats of his life in Davao City. (PNA)

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MTB-MLE: Goes full Blast By ROLAND H. LAMBO, School Principal-II Maramag CES, Maramag I District Bukidnon

Mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) is education, formal or non - formal, in which the learner’s mother tongue and additional languages are used in the classroom. Learners begin their education in the language they understand best - their mother tongue - and develop a strong foundation in their mother language before adding additional languages. STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT NOYNOY AQUINO……“My view on this is larger than just the classroom. We should become tri-lingual as a country. Learn English well and connect to the world, Learn Filipino well and connect to our country, Retain your Mother tongue and connect to your heritage. Starting school year 20122013 the Mother tongue Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE) was implemented in all public schools, specifically from Kindergarten, Grades 1,2 and 3 as part of the K to 12 Program. MTBMLE supports the goal of “ Every child a reader and a writer by Grade 1” Its ultimate aims is to develop the following areas; language development which

establishes a strong education for success in school and for lifelong learning, cognitive development which focuses on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), Academic development which prepares the learner to acquire mastery of competencies in each of the learning areas and socio cultural awareness which enhances the pride of learners heritage, language and culture. Process in the implementation brought so much challenges with the teachers, school heads and the community as well. After four years of advocacy and marketing twined with trainings at all levels. Full Blast implementation and stability of the program were being achieve. Product and its fruits now gradually reap at the grassroots. Wrong notions turn into deep understanding that geared towards motivation in treading this new trends in DepEd. UNESCO once said “The language of our thoughts and our emotions is our most valuable asset. Multilingualism is our ally in ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and in combating discrimination.”


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God does not count our mistakes Special Gospel of the day (August31, 2015-Monday) Luke 7:36-50-And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that [Jesus] sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood

at his feet behind [him] weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe [them] with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the ointment: In our gospel, we can relate the sinner woman as “representative” of all human beings who are also sinners. In Romans 3:10-as it is written, there is “none righteous,” no, not one. In 1 John 1:8-

SUMMER READING CAMP By Maricris B. Torrecarion- Teacher-1 San Miguel Elementary School Pangantucan North District

The teachers of San Miguel Elementary School conducted their Summer Reading Camp last April 20, 2015 up to May 8,2015. This activity is mandated from the higher office that teachers should render services for Summer Reading Camp every month of April to May. In order to follow up pupils reading and reading

comprehension. Reading Camp also can help pupils to be ready for the next grade level, because at this time they are already oriented about their new classroom, new classmates and even their teacher. So, Reading Camp has a big impact for the pupils. Thus, teachers must continue to give their best to the pupils.

K to 12 ORIENTATION By Maricris B. Torrecarion- Teacher-1 San Miguel Elementary School Pangantucan North District

The School Head of San Miguel Elementary School conducted a K to 12 Orientation last May 13,2015. She really tried her best to encouraged parents to support K to 12. She even informed the parents of the following 1).Importance of K to 12 as well as the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum

Framework. 2.) Guidelines on the preparation for the implementation of the Senior High School Program in Non-DepEd for the SY 2016-2017 onwards. 3.) Planning for public Senior High School 4.) Partnership for Senior High School 5.) Plans for the Senior High School vouchers program.

BRIGADA ESKWELA By Maricris B. Torrecarion- Teacher-1 San Miguel Elementary School Pangantucan North District

BRIGADA ESKWELA is mandated from the higher office, it is compulsory to all schools in order to make the school safe, clean and ready for the next school year. San Miguel Elementary School conducted their BRIGADA ESKWELA.

A one week before the classes start or one week before June 1,2015. The PTA officers, parents and the teachers were helping one another to make San Miguel Elementary School beautiful, attractive and conducive for the learners.

if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But the question is; what is the “difference of this woman” to us? This “woman came to Jesus and surrendered her life” through anointing Jesus with an expensive Myra o alabaster box of ointment. Supposed to be, this scenario will be imitated by all people by coming to God in the “sacrament of reconciliation. Eccle-

siastes 5:6”Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. The truth is; God does not count our mistakes but our strengths and good things in life. He is particular to your achievements rather than to your shortcomings. He is interested to your outputs compare to the things that you cannot do. Look at this woman;

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Globe Telecom makes every Filipino’s basketball dreams come true with NBA 3X Through its official partnership with global iconic basketball association, NBA, Globe Telecom brings fans closer to the international court with a weekendlong series of basketball events

The country’s leading mobile brand, Globe Telecom, fortifies its official partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as it presents NBA 3X, an entire weekend of balling activities that will bring Filipino fans closer to their basketball dreams. Happening at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall and Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on August 28 - 30, 2015, the NBA 3X will allow Filipino fans to enjoy a fantastic NBA experience like no other. All guests and visitors will play witness to the thrilling main event - the most-awaited 3-on-3 basketball tourney that will test the skills, talent, and perseverance of every basketball enthusiast who will make it through the nationwide search and elimination rounds. Globe is also bringing in two astounding teams from the regional provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Bacolod to compete in the 3-on-3

competition. Aside from flying them in, the telco is giving the teams a complete NBA experience, from providing the best basketball gear to the opportunity to meet the NBA superstars slated to appear during the weekend. This is testament to the telco’s commitment to nation-building by creating avenues for its customers to pursue their passions and reach for their dreams aside from providing innovative services and offers. “We are very proud and honored to be the official mobile and broadband partner of the NBA, with this partnership even extending to helping fulfill dreams and aspirations of young Filipino basketball enthusiasts. We look forward to giving our customers the best and most meaningful sports experiences with our participation to this year’s NBA 3X Competition,” says Jil Go, Vice President for Content at Globe Telecom. Aside from the 3-on-3

tournament, fans can also experience mini-games, fun activity booths, and exclusive access to many NBA offerings. Attendees can also win prizes from these activities plus the opportunity to meet current NBA stars in the flesh. Its participation to the NBA 3X is just the beginning of a slew of activities coming from Globe. Many fans and Globe customers can expect more wonderful activities and surprises involving the NBA and its basketball stars happening in the near future.

Globe offers the complete NBA experience and brings the world of professional basketball to millions of Filipinos anytime or anywhere through its content offerings such as NBA League Pass and the Piso Mall. The NBA League Pass can be accessed both on-the-go or via mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop for as low as P50 a day. Access also comes free with any Tattoo Home Broadband plan starting P1599 and up. To know more, visit www.

Congratulations to Millennium Christian Academy Elementary girls for being the champion of TABLE TENNIS in district 1 meet held at Amphi Theater on August 28, 2015, the team composed of Shian Jesa Y. Ugsod, Sophia Shaira Labis, Jenny Marie Cabasis & Beatrice Guevara. Coach: Karl C. Ugsod.

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DAR chief hands titles, eqpt. to farmers in Peace Caravan handed documents for the completed rehabilitation LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -- Agrarian of three farm-to-market Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes roads amounting to P3.6 to the chairmen led the distribution of land ownership million of Barangays Anibongan, awards (CLOAs) to 24 farmers during a Manyayay, and San Isidro. Peace Caravan last August 25, 2015 here. The road projects are: 1) NRJ Anibongan to Sitio Tapo, 2) NRJ Bocgayan-Pamidpiran, The land titles cover Bucawe, Lianga here. 465 hectares in Barangay De los Reyes also and 3) Crossing San Isidro By JOIE CEBALLOS

Women over 65 more prone to hypertension than men Manila, Philippines – August 29, 2015 -In the United States, one in every threeadults has high blood pressure. While women are as likely to have this condition as men, they are more prone to acquiring it during their twilight years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men and women both have the tendency to develop hypertension—the medical term for high blood pressure—during their lifetimes. However, women over 65 years old are more prone to acquiring it, particularly those who passed through their menopausal stage. High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition which triggers the heart to pump blood excessively. Having the heart pump more blood and narrower arteries, it is likely to result tohigherchances of having high blood pressure. Today, hypertension has become one of the major contributors to the global disease burden, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, since it causes health problems such as cardiovascular disease. Amado Nazal, medical director of PharexHealthCorp., said that women who passed through their menopausal stage are at an increased risk of having hypertension because of hormonal changes and increase in body mass index that comes with age. “As a woman ages, her chances of acquiring hypertension becomes greater than a man’s,” Nazal said. “Hormonal changes relative to menopause can lead to weight gain, making blood pressure more reactive to salt. Eventually, this leads to hypertension.” Effective control of hypertension should be a priority among healthcare

providers. This is why PharexHealthCorp, the most prescribed generic brand of medicines, emphasizes the importance of prioritizing optimum health among women who belong to this age bracket to keep hypertension at bay before it leads to heart failure. “The most important consideration every womanages 65 and older needs to make is to recognize the importance of having a healthy lifestyle as the key to preventing hypertension and other health conditions as well,” Nazal said. He added, “It’s easy to start improving one’s lifestyle; the challenge comes in making it a habit. This specifically applies to people who already have the disease—for people diagnosed with hypertension, the best practice is to always consult the doctor and comply with the medication schedule even when symptoms are not surfacing.” Nazal said that constant visits to the family doctor, maintaining a healthy diet, and taking prescribed medication already go a long way in saving one’s self from more chronic diseases. “Taking your medication exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor is an important part of your recovery,” Nazal noted. “Without complying with your therapy, your health will eventually deteriorate, leading to a lower quality of life—or even death.” He concluded, “Women who are already in their post-menopausal stage need to start taking care of themselves especially when their metabolism slows down. Embarking on a lifestyle journey is not a one-time travel—it is a life’s worth of adventure you can give to yourself. And someday, you’ll thank yourself you did.”

to Huangan. He said these efforts are towards bringing agrarian reform services to the communities. In a separate caravan held a day earlier in Marihatag town here, the Department of Agrarian Reform turned over P1.72 million worth of farm equipment and

facilities including three rice threshers, three floating tillers, a 4WD 35HP tractor with implements and trailer to Bayan Free Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Some 74 agrarian reform beneficiaries and 57 other farmers are expected to benefit from them. The Peace Caravan is

a joint effort of the local government of Surigao del Sur headed by Governor Johnny Pimentel and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) participated by various national and local government agencies, nongovernment organizations and other sectors.

DSWD: More livelihood interventions for MCCT areas

Butuan City -- The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) together with Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program conducted on August 20,2015 at LJ Mega Convention, this city a strategic planning regarding the project development and assessment for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) areas in Caraga In the region, MCCT implementation covers 31 municipalities/cities covering the four (4) provinces namely, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. The activity aims to craft a plan for possible livelihood interventions for MCCT program partnerbeneficiaries. The said activity was attended by the DSWD regional program management office staff, SLP project development officers assigned in MCCT areas, MCCT- caseworkers and community facilitators

Pantawid Pamilya MCCT workers and Sustainable Livelihood Program PDOs during the stratplanning at LJ Mega Convention Center, Butuan City. photo supplied

together with the respective provincial link officers of Pantawid Pamilya. As program handlers who will assess the MCCT livelihood projects at the community level, the planning is a venue to ensure fast implementation of the

support services intervention on livelihood to MCCT partner beneficiaries. MCCT program is designed to reach out to families who are definitely poor and more vulnerable and disadvantaged but are not covered of the

regular CCT because of their being excluded in the enumeration of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan. (###SocialMarketingUnitDSWDFieldOfficeCaraga###).

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez receives a plaque of appreciation from the Taiwan Association of the Philippines during the recent welcome dinner for the incoming president of the Association. Cong. Rodriguez and the Taiwan Association has been working together for the past years to bring rice and wheelchairs to the people of the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City. KD

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DAVAO City––The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCII) will revive the Davao Investment Conference (iCon) after a twoyear hiatus since 2012, the Chamber’s president said Friday. DCCCII president Antonio Dela Cruz told reporters that the re-staging of Davao iCon on November 4 to 6, 2015 will attract

300 to 500 participants from all over the country. The chamber will tie up with the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) for the holding of this year’s threeday conference, which will highlight the booming real estate industry focusing on housing developments and infrastructure for Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The Davao iCon was held in 2011and 2012. He said they are highlighting the housing industry since it covers all other players engaged in the construction business. There will also be a business matching to link the local players with the potential investors. The DCCCII is also holding the 17th Davao Trade Expo on September

25 to 27, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Davao. Dubbed as “Building Global Products for the Local Community,” organizers are expecting to attract some 10,000 visitors for the three-day expo, highlighting the livestock industry. There will be 170 booths that will display different products and technology in Davao Region, of which

80 percent has been filled up, he said. A l l b o ot hs w i l l b e mounted in three separate pavilions. International delegates will also join the expo, the biggest agribusiness event in Mindanao. The DCCCII is hoping to surpass the P233 million revenues earned during the 15th DATE in 2013 which also highlighted the livestock industry.

On Friday, six new companies pledged as new members of DCCCII: real estate firm Damosa Land Inc., Caresystem Technology Solution, V. Mitra Realty and Development Corporation, Dumalag and Associates, Asian Naturenergy Corporation, and Mohammed Abdullah Sharbatly Company Ltd. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

PROGRESSIVE youth group Anakbayan slammed the Aquino administration’s P3.002 trillion proposed 2016 national budget as a pro-rich and anti-poor budget that is riddled with hidden pork, prioritizes foreign debt, and subsidizes big business at the expense of social services like education.

Ana kb ayan de c r ie d the top priority given by the Aquino government on foreign debt servicing which is P740.5 billion in the 2016 proposed budget, with P392.79 billion for interest payments and P347.7 billion for the principal amortizations. “Aquino really is a dutiful puppet, diligently paying

for onerous foreign debts while loaning more from foreign banks to implement foreign-oriented programs. In fact, Aquino will loan P674.8 billion next year just to fill the deficit in the proposed budget,” said Anakbayan national chair Vencer Crisostomo. The youth organization also condemned the large

number of privatization projects under Aquino’s flagship Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) which the group says only benefits the principal cronies and big businesses closest to Aquino. Under the proposed 2016 budget, 10 PPP projects amounting to P189 billion will be awarded to Ayala,

Sy, Cojuangco and 13 other big tycoons. Contrary to its promise that government will not spend for these projects, the allocations for PPPs will not go below P65.9 billion. Hidden pork “Ito ay isang KKK budget para sa mga kaibigan, kaklase, at kabarilan ni Aquino. Mas masahol pa, ito ay lan-

tarang pandarambong sa kaban ng bayan at panuhol para sa halalan,” said Crisostomo who pointed out the presence of hidden pork barrel funds in the 2016 national budget. The youth group cited the report of progressive bloc Makabayan which exposes that a minimum

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ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan City Registrar’s Notice re Eden Besa Gonzaga petition published on August 13, 2015 page A2 and August 20, 2015 page A5, correct phrase should be PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CHILD’S SEX FROM “MALE” TO “FEMALE” IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF EDEN M. BESA. Sorry for the mistake. MDN: Aug 31, 2015

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that LOYD NIÑO Y. DEMECILLO has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “J.R. LOYD NINO” to “LOYD NIÑO” in the Certificate of Live Birth of J.R. LOYD NIÑO who was born on NOVEMBER 19, 1992 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are LODITO VARGAS DEMECILLO and JOSEFINA PAMPILO YLANAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 6, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that RACHEL MARIE S. MONSANTO has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “RACHEL MARIA” to “RACHEL MARIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RACHEL MARIA SEBIAL MONSANTO who was born on MAY 21, 1964 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ANGELO JURADO MONSANTO and EULOGIA BARCELO SEBIAL. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 5, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that EDDIE BOY J. SALVAN has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “EUSTACIO JR.” to “EDDIE BOY” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EUSTACIO JR. JABINIAO SALVAN who was born on JANUARY 14, 1979 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EUSTACIO DONQUE SALVAN and LEONIDA PADEÑO JABINIAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 6, 2015.

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M A G S AY S AY, D av a o d el Su r-Members of the Magsaysay Organic Farmers Marketing Cooperative (Mofarmco) in this municipality are seeking for a certification from the Negros Island Certification Services (Nicert) this year.

In an inter view on Wednesday, Mofarmco manager Cristina E. Soria said representatives from Nicert will visit organic rice fields for pre-inspection on the farmers’ organic practices anytime this year. “We want to have a preinspection first so that they (Nicert) can correct us with our existing practices that need to be improved, so that we will have better chances of passing the final inspection,” she said in Cebuano. To ensure that Mofarmco members would have a set

of guidelines in organic farming, the cooperative has established an internal control system (ICS). Nicert provides inspection and certification services to farmers who want to venture into organic farming. The organic-certifying body also “assures the quality of organic products, that is ecologically produced according to specific standards, and to create and develop an environmentally sustainable agricultural system.” Mofarmco chairperson Antonio R. Serencio Jr., who has been an organic farmer since the 1990s, said one of the advantages of organic farming is that it requires a lesser production cost with the use of organic fertilizers that all cooperative members produce by themselves. Conventional farming, meanwhile, requires expensive chemical fertilizers to prevent pest infestations and diseases. Organic farming only needs a good and proper water management system to produce quality grains and keep the pests

and diseases at bay, Soria added. What’s good about organic farming is that farmers can benefit from price premiums, he added. Mofarmco started organic rice production in 2004, known back then as Magsaysay Organic Farmers and Workers Association (Mofawa). The cooperative has grown to over 20 members with a total of 26 hectares to date. He said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 assisted them find new markets in Digos City and Davao City after suffering a dwindling number of members for lack of market in its early years. Soria added they are in talks with Manila-based company Glocorp., which would demand from them 300 bags (each bag contains 50 kilograms) of organic rice a month. However, she added they cannot meet the demand at their current production rate with only 1,000 bags of fresh palay per cropping season. Rice has two cropping

seasons – the wet (from August to September) and dry (from February to March). They already supplied the Glocorp. with 100 bags of black rice and 150 bags of red last June. “They at least want us to supply them 300 bags of rice a month initially,” she said. Aside from rice, the company also buys organic muscovado for export, Soria said. To cater the growing domestic demand, she said they are hoping to expand their rice fields to increase their production volume. “Before, our supply was just enough for the malls and walk-in buyers, but now we are running short of supply,” she said. Serencio is hoping to increase the number of organic rice farmers in their municipality to help address global warming and advocate for health and wellness. Members who want to shift from conventional to organic, he said, are welcome to join but they must undergo a 12-to 18-month transition period.

‘We need the millennials,’ CBCP says on saving environment REFLECTING on the lessons of Saint Augustine, son of Saint Monica , CBCP Pre s i d e nt A rchbi s h op Socrates Villegas expressed the need to reach out to the millennial generation, most especially in helping taking care of the environment. The urgent push to reach out to the younger generation was spurred by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, and the recent declaration of Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation. “We need the millennials. The home that God entrusted to us is dying and it’s obvious with the climate change and irresponsibility we’ve tolerated for too long,” Villegas said. “We need their help because times are changing fast and it is them who are at the forefront of it. They bear the responsibility of understanding and evolving not just with the environ-

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas (center). Photo courtesy CBCP News

ment but with the faith as the times do,” he said. Villegas further explained that millennials have the power to communicate effectively and instantly compared to the older generations. “We hope that by reaching out to them, they can help us reach out to more people. They do that so naturally and so effortlessly already. The same way the

Word of God is something we’re naturally drawn to, we hope that they share the same message of caring for our only home,” he added. Following the Pope’s example In the recent green encyclical, Pope Francis expressed the pressing need to care about the earth more than ever. The ecological crisis, he said, is a summons “to a profound spiritual

conversion” and to a way of life that clearly shows they are believers. The Pope added that the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be a time for individuals and communities to “reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” “The Pope has taken a concrete lead for caring for our Mother Earth and we shouldn’t let his visit here earlier this year go to waste. As the governing body of Catholic religion and faith in the country, we are dedicated to following his example. We are, after all, not masters of the earth but stewards of it.” Villegas said. (CBCP News)

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Maguindanao Electric Coop loses P1.6m in robbery By Ferdinandh B. Cabrera of MindaNews

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao––An armed robber ran away with P1.6 million in cash from a van owned by the Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (Magelco) on Thursday afternoon, police said. Senior Insp. Lendsy Sinsuat, Datu Odin police station chief, said the incident happened at past 3:30 p.m. in Sitio Katalungan, Barangay Datu Pinguiaman in this town. Basit Beneto, the van’s security escort, told police the unidentified gunman emerged at the back of the Toyota D4D van while on the way to Magelco’s office in Barangay Awang of this town. Beneto was traveling along with Hanah Malang, Magelco cashier, and Jerome Romuar, the driver. The gunman pointed his .45 pistol at the passengers and ordered Malang to tie the driver and let the escort drive the vehicle. The gunman later covered the victims’ eyes with duct tapes, grabbed the money from the cashier’s bag worth 1.6 million pesos and fled. Local police found duct tapes and a toy hand grenade inside the van. No one could tell in what direction the gunman fled no witness had surfaced so far. The employees who rode the van came from various sub-offices of Magelco in Maguindanao to get collection money. The last town they visited was Datu Piang. “They said they were unaware of the fourth person who concealed himself at the back seat of the vehicle. How come he came inside puzzles us; that is subject of our deeper investigation” Sinsuat said. The Magelco management has yet to issue a statement on the incident. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)

DEPED’s Intervention to Strengthen ECARP ( Every Child A Reader Program) By ROLAND H. LAMBO, SP-II Maramag CES, Maramag I Dist. Bukidnon

Learning to read and write and count is critical to a child’s success in school and later in life. One of the best predictor of school success in a level of a child’s progress in these foundational skills. Although reading, writing and numeracy increase as children grow, the early childhood years comprise the most important period for language literacy and numeracy development. The ability to read and write will be develop through the availability and accessibility of age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive materials for children are extremely important to encourage the regular practice of reading and counting. One of the Presidents ten point Basic Education Agenda which states that “ Every child should be a reader by grade I” Thus, Department of education is strengthening its reading program through the implementation of Early Language Literacy and Numeracy Program. Its goal is to develop in Filipino children literacy and numeracy skills and attitudes which will contribute to lifelong learning. It also aims to improve reading and numeracy skills of kinder to grade 3 pupils following

the k to 12 Basic Education Curriculum. Components of early language literacy and numeracy program are; a) establishment of baseline data, e.g. pupils, teachers and materials profile, b.) Materials development c.) Development of classroom based assessment protocol for literacy and numeracy skills, d) Professional development of teachers and school heads. Priority recipient schools identified are those low performing schools nationwide in the 2014 National Achievement Test. Thus, Professional development of teachers and school heads was roll out a month ago. Expected that all trained teacher participants strengthened its capacity to teach and to assess early reading and numeracy skills, strengthen the skills of school heads and instructional managers and supervisors and improved management and administration of the program. Now Deped is on the Phase III of the program which is Mentoring trough School based learning Action cells ( SLACS) which facilitated by the trained teachers, school heads and supervisors.

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strawweight salvo, Jobert Baylen of Manila did his best to entertain the crowd but was ultimately overpowered by an armbar nudge of his Japanese opponent, Hiromitsu Irie, the only other Asian nationality in the ten-bout event. Baylen’s fellow at the Takedown Fight Academy stable, Rabin Catalan, successfully pinned down Davao City pride Ruben Lanaza in the flyweight category during the second round of the second fight. In the third bout (bantamweight), debutante Jay Malubay smeared his MMA entry and was forced to tap out at 1:03 in the first round after experiencing a rear neck choke from opponent Arnel Ylanan of Cebu. Another Davaoeño, Lanz Tenorio, succumbed to the barrage of Manila’s Erdie Bautista in the second strawweight bout of the evening at the jampacked Limketkai Atrium and tapped out at 2:06 in the first round. What followed next was a thriller for the 3,500 fans who flocked the venue that night. Crowd favorite Jun Paderna, a boxing champ in his generation, faced off with knockout kickboxing expert Rendel Camensi. The 139-Lb strong Paderna absorbed the kickboxing and grappling offenses of Camensi only to come back with a strong punch against his opponent at 2:50 in the second round, knocking Camensi out. The sixth fight was equally entertaining because it featured the only bout between females in TPG 5. Underdog and fresh arnis college varsity graduate Queeney Saenz fiercely fought off the barrages of chinita Ultra Tan and came back slashing her fairerskinned opponent under the eyes. But in the end, the referee stopped the fight at 1:50 in the second round after the taller Tan kept on choking the defiant Saenz in her grappling lock. What followed was a stunning humiliation for Cagayanons. Taller and sturdier Cuban Emilio Urrutia easily fended off the attack by homegrown fighter Carlo Mabilen of MUMMA and locked him in a Kimura, forcing him off the fight. It was the first Cagayanon defeat of the evening. In the eighth fight, the audience was shocked when American Will Chope handcarried Arsen Escayo and slammed him to the ground in a rear neck choke. Escayo tapped out in the lightweight fight and emerged bloodying above the eyes and nose. The next fight was also filled with crowd roars as another Cagayanon, Renato Jabiniao II, stepped into the cage. Both he and his opponent, Drex Zamboanga of Manila, showed their Christian roots – Jabiniao kneeled down in prayer before the first round and Zamboanga printed out a

Romans 6:3 Bible verse in his fight shorts. In the end, only Zamboanga’s prayer was answered. Jabiniao’s corner threw in the red towel at 4:37 in the third round after the fighter was already groggy from the stronger Zamboanga’s constant pinning down on the floor. The main bout of the evening was predictably short. MUMMA’s pambato Rex de Lara executed a series of Muay Thai and grappling moves against American Luke Adams in the featherweight division but ultimately bowed down to a rear neck choke against his taller opponent from the Juggernaut Fight Club of Singapore. Despite the heartbreaking loss to the MUMMA stable, event promoter Roselyn Hung said The Proving Grounds 5 Retribution: Cage Supremacy had achieved its purpose – to bring MMA as a mainstream sports event in Mindanao. Hung vowed for more MMA features in the coming months.

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Nag-eeksport kami ng manggagawa’t caregiver Mga graduates namin ay nasa call center Another song performed was ‘Bayan, Bayan, Bayan ko’ which encourages the people to continue the fight of Filipino heroes. Bayan, bayan, bayan ko, hindi pa tapos ang laban mo. Bumangon ka, kumilos ka, ipagtanggol ang laya mo. Bayan, bayan, bayan ko, hindi pa tapos ang laban mo. Rebolusyon ni Bonifacio, isulong mo, isulong mo In his performance, Mon Palaganas of the Silangan Artists Alliance tore pieces of paper from a notebook, and stuffed it in his mouth. “The notebook symbolizes the CHED memo 20 and K12 which is being forced on us, and you can see the suffering of the people who have no choice but to bear it,” he said. A cultural dance from Mindanao was performed by Tulos Baybay PUP, depicting a dance of the different uses of a malong. (http://



August 26 which links the university as the 18th member to the Knowledge for Development Community (KDC) in the Philippines and the first in Northern Mindanao. Mr. Konishi said the World Bank partnerd with XU-ADC since the latter’s research and outreach programs under RSO Vice Pres Hilly Roa-Quiaot align with the WB’s Country Partnership Strategy for the Philippines. Specifically, the partners look forward to engagements in Transparent and Accountable Governance, Empowerment of the Poor and Vulnerable; Rapid, Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth; Climate change, environment, and disaster risk management; and, Peace, Institution Building, and Social Economic Opportunity. The new partnership calls for the partners to jointly undertake knowledge sharing activities to discuss development challenges and solutions with grassroots participation.

It’s Sara who handles the family after her mother and I got separated. She’s my daughter. You know Sara),” he said. Duterte, mayor from 1988 to 1998, representative of the first district from 1998 to 2001 and mayor again from 2001 to 2010, served as vice mayor to his daughter-mayor from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, he was elected mayor for the seventh time with son Paolo as vice mayor. Duterte has been prodded by various groups since last year to run for President in 2016 but he has repeatedly said he was not interested in running, until Friday’s 50-50 possibility. If he can have his way, he explained, he would like to serve the people despite his age because “I love the Philippines, it is the land of my birth, it is the home of my people.” A little more time Despite the incessant objection of his family, Duterte added he would only need a little more time to get their approval. “Konting panahon na lang at kausapin ko sila… Baka makita ng mga anak ko, baka mag-iba ang isip nila. Pagmag-usap kami nito (Sara), sabihin ko na lang ‘day, makita mo naman ang hiningi ng mga tao,” (Just give me a little more time and I will talk to them… My children might change their mind. When I talk to Sara, I will tell her, ‘Day, you have seen what the people are asking), he said before a thousand supporters from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The sea of people who had participated in the caravan since August 15 then broke into cheers after gleaning a possibility that Duterte had been moved by the massive support and that he would finally decide

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because this is an attack on our culture, our history, and our community as a unified nation,” said Raymond Palatino, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-National Capital Region chairperson. Forcing CMO 20 Various groups gave cultural performance in honor of the national language. The song “Speak in English Zone,” which was written and performed by Joel Malabanan, a professor of Philippine Normal University, portrayed the shift of the country towards a “Western mindset.” Ang bayan ko ay Speak in English Zone Paghahandang yakapin ang globalisasyon

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to run. “Basta pag-dating ng panahon, walang sisihan. Siguraduhin lang ninyo, kayong mga hindi taga dito, siguraduhin ninyo na manalo ako” (When the time comes, no blaming. Just make sure, those who are not from here, make sure I win). The caravan, which started on August 15 in Manila, was organized by a group called “Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee” (MRRD NECC), which gathered some 10,000 supporters and at least 3,000 vehicles from across the country, as a show of support for Duterte. In the gathering of councilors at SMX Convention Center Davao last June, former mayor Sara DuterteCarpio said she will give her all-out support should her father decide to run for President even if running for this position is unfit for his age, considering that he will be facing a multitude of problems that have to be addressed. Constitutional constraints In his 70-minute speech, he made reference to the Presidency six times and how he would run the country and what reforms he would implement. First, Duterte said it is going to be a tough road for his administration if ever he becomes President and that he would only face the same fate as former Presidents Joseph Ejercito Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and President Benigno S. Aquino III if he works within the present Constitutional structure. “I do not want to get elected and sit there at pareho lang ang sistema na susundin ko, I am bound to fail… I cannot solve the problems,” he said while pertaining to the corruption problems that are hounding most of the politicians in the country. He said he would only lengthen the agony of the Filipinos should he become President if he follows the same system that works according to the Constitution, which for Duterte, is the problem itself. “Kasi sa Constitution mismo, nandyan ang corruption,” he said. Duterte has been going around the key areas in the country to push for a shift to a federal form of government. He said he does not want to fail in fulfilling his duties at the end of the six-year term. He also reiterated earlier pronouncements that he would declare a revolutionary government should there be anyone who would get in his way and file an impeachment case against him while he is implementing reforms. “Pag ako kinuwestyon at pinaylan ng impeachment ground, makiusap ako sa kanila… at kung ito lang ang paraan para magkaroon tayo ng reporma at pahi-

rapan, magdeclare ako ng revolutionary government (If they would question me and file an impeachment case, I will talk to them… and if this is the only way to bring about reforms and they’ll make it difficult, I will declare a revolutionary government,” he said. He also discussed cleaning up government agencies such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Bureau of Customs, Government Service Insurance Company, Social Security System, and Philippine National Police of corrupt officials and workers. Mindanao first Should his plan on having a revolutionary government take shape, he said he will prioritize Mindanao first and that he would talk to the Moro people. He said he got a copy of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law before it reached Congress, “at nung binasa ko sabi ko mahirap, baka hindi makalusot” (when I read it, I said, this will face difficulties, it might not pass). He said he would also appeal to the communists to give up armed struggle to allow development to prosper. “Let’s not take arms against each other. Why kill each other?,” he said. He also lambasted the unfair sharing of Internal Revenue Allotment among local government units and the biases in the allocation of infrastructure projects in Mindanao. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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of P648.2 billion or at least 22 percent of the budget are in fact lump sums or pork barrel under the direct control of Malacañang. The largest chunks of lump sums are in the form of “special purpose funds” (SPFs) which amount to P430.4 billion. The SPFs increased by as high as 75.2 percent in 2016 from only P245.7 billion in the year 2015. The remaining P217.8 billion are in other lump sums hidden in 38 government agencies. “Kahit idineklara nang labag sa batas, patuloy pa rin ang pork na gaya ng idineklarang iligal na Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). This time around they do it through “insertions” for Aquino allies in the budget of different agencies,” said Crisostomo. Other lump sums cited by the youth leader include the P25.7 billion “bottom’s up budget” for non-government organizations (NGOs) and the P18.4 billion Local Government Support Fund (LSGF). He also added that provisions that are essentially no different from the unconstitutional DAP continues to exist in the 2016 budget, thus permitting the Aquino government to transform funds into “savings” that it can use under its discretion. Anti-youth, anti-people According to Anak-

bayan, the P547.3 billion budget for the Department of Education which the Aquino government boasts as proof of its prioritization of education is actually way smaller than the proposed allocation for foreign debt servicing and pork barrel. “The 2016 education budget is only 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, far from the 6 percent standard of the United Nations. Kulang na kulang talaga ito para tugunan ang mga kakulangan sa edukasyon,” said Crisostomo. The University of the Philippines will have a P2.2 billion budget cut which is the biggest in the last 5 years, while the funds for state universities and colleges (SUCs) remain insignificant and pushed towards intensified commercialization. Crisostomo also condemned the low budget for health services and the P62.7 billion dole out budget for the controversial Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) which has not made a dent on poverty since its first implementation in 2008. Anakbayan vowed to step up protest actions against what it called the anti-youth, anti-people 2016 proposed national budget. Various youth and student groups are gearing for a “Youth Action Day” on August 23, the second year anniversary of the anti-pork “Million People March.”

3 die, 1 hurt in latest Cotabato violence COTABATO City––Three persons were killed and another was seriously wounded in yet another shooting incident in the city, this time atop Tanghal Bridge in Barangay Bagua Mother. The latest shooting happened at past 5:10 p.m. and the victims were village councilman and three village watchmen. Senior Supt. Rex Anongos, Cotabato City police director, said about six gunmen on board a four-wheel vehicle and a motorbike opened fire on the Barangay Bagua Mother patrol vehicle parked atop a bridge, just beside the Barangay Tanod outpost. Anongos identified the slain village councilman as Misuari Karim of Barangay Bagua Mother, along with “barangay tanods” (village watchmen) Mamanta Kalim and Theng Wahab. Another tanod, Omar Abo, was in critical condition in the hospital. Responding policemen recovered empty shells for AK-47 rifle, M-16 Armalite rifle, cal. 45 pistol and 9mm pistol. Anongos said the victims were inside a parked government issued red multi-cab atop the bridge when the attacker opened fire. (MindaNews)

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