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By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

Sabio files COC as mayor of Tagoloan

BUTUAN City--Equi-Parco Construction Company, owned by Engr. Ronnie Vic Lagnada, in joint venture with Hebei Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd., won the contract to build the 123.5-kilometer SurigaoDavao-Surigao (Lipata)Agusan del Norte road funded by the Japanese government.

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Wife yields ‘shabu,’ joins hubby in jail By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

MISAMIS Oriental--A housewife joined her husband during a visit Tuesday morning at the provincial jail here when alert guards recovered a concealed illegal drug during a body search. Jail guard officials identified the suspect as Anisah Mauyag, 34, of Sinayon, Tagolo-an, Misamis Oriental. Mauyag was visiting husband Allan Mauyag who is facing charges with See jail, page A11

Tagoloan mayoralty candidate Domer “Enan” Sabio (center) together with his complete slate raise their hands outside the town hall after filing their Certificates for Candidacy (COCs) with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office on Monday. Sabio are accompanied by Villanueva town and gubernatorial candidate Mayor Julio T. Uy (second from left) of Misamis Oriental and second district Rep. Juliette Uy (4th from right). Photo by Ercel Maandig

Candy to face Klarex in Oro’s first district By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro Councilor Candy Darimbang is expected to file her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, but this time not as reelectionist councilor. Candy is reportedly gunning for a seat in congress facing reelectionist Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy in the

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city’s first district congressional race. Klarex, accompanied by his supporters, yesterday (October 13) filed his COC with the Comelec. Candy run under the Team Oca party of the then Misamis Oriental governor now Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno where she won as councilor garnering the highest number of votes in the city’s first district during the 2013 elections.

A source close to the Darimbang said Candy decided to run as congresswoman for the first district of Cagayan de Oro City because she felt she was betrayed by Moreno and Klarex. Moreno and Klarex have reported convinced Candy to run for vice mayor of Cagayan de Oro. The source said Candy has already decided See face, page A11

MISAMIS Oriental--Businessman Domer “Enan” Sabio has officially filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) with the Commission on Election (Comelec) provincial office on Monday (October 12, 2016) as mayoral candidate of Tagoloan town. More than 5,000 supporters of Sabio crowded together at the town’s Cathedral for the Holy mass before they proceeded to local Comelec office to file their respective (COCs). This is the first time in the history of political event in the town that an opposition has a crowd as huge as this, said a supporter. “Mao sab kini ang unang higayon nga ang masibut nga katawhan sa Tagoloan ang wala na mahadlok nga sila mogawas ug See files, page A11


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DOE to likely bid out 210-MW M’nao coal power plant capacity after summer By Juzel L. Danganan

MANILA -- The Department of Energy (DOE) will likely bid out the 210-megawatt (MW) capacity Mindanao coal power plant after the summer season. “Yes, may b e, since there’s still problems during the summer,” DOE undersecretary Zenaida

Monsada told reporters when asked whether DOE will bid out the capacity after the summer. The Mindanao coal fired power plant is owned and operated by STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI), but the National Power Corp. (NAPOCOR) owned the capacity. With the privatization mandate of the Electric Power Industry

Reform Act (EPIRA) for the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (PSALM), it was tasked to sell off the former assets of the NAPOCOR. The DOE earlier said it has to delay the auction -- to ensure rates will be stable -- until more capacity comes in Mindanao as power supply is still slim.

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First day of COC filing: 3 file for city council’s first district their certificates of candidacy for the city council at the city’s Commissions on CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Elections (COMELEC) here Three individuals, all inde- Monday morning. pendent candidates, filed One of the candidates By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

was former village Chief William G. Guialani of the village of Taglimao, an outskirt village in the city’s first district here. Guilani was the first to

file the COC just the city COMELEC office opens at 8:00 a.m. Monday. He said that he is running as an independent candidate because he does

DSWD launches new program for the youth By Mark D. Francisco Staff member CAGAYAN de Oro City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao is embarking on a massive program to assist the youth who are children of 4Ps beneficiaries so they could become responsible adults. Aptly dubbed as Youth Development Sessions, the program consists of 11 modules and will last until January 2016. Kenneth Haze Sanchez, 4Ps coordinator for Region 10, said three modules will be discussed per month, so the whole package would be finished before President Aquino exits his term by June next year. The modules are the following – Youth Development Sessions Orientation, Change: The Metamorphosis of a Person, Your Changing Body, The Changing Mind, Body Image and Healthy Lifestyle, Your Changing Emotions, Expressing Your

Two facilitators discuss teenage pregnancy during a Youth Development Sessions module conducted at Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School, which has the most number of students in Northern Mindanao who are children of 4Ps beneficiaries. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco

Emotions, Changing Roles and Expectations, Defining Your Identity, Appreciating Your Self-Worth and Discovering Your Destiny. Topics to be discussed include teenage pregnancy, reproductive health, decision making, peer pressure, dangerous drugs, pornography, active citizenship for nation building and similar topics.

Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that REY DANTE M. FABRUA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name docketed as CFN1791-2015 from “REDANTE” to “REY DANTE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of REDANTE M. DABRUA who was born on October 27, 1974 at Davao City and whose parents are EDILBERTO FABRUA and SUSANA MUÑEZ. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 30, 2015. Issued on 9th day of October, 2015 at Davao City, Philippines. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar

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Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCR6 Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that GEOVANNAIRE SEROJE ALOJACIN has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 97-2567 who was born on 23 SEPTEMBER 1994 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are CARMEUTA SEROJE and GODOFREDO ALOJACIN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than OCTOBER 1.2015. (SGD.) ATTY.MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD City Civil Registrar MDN: Oct 7 & 14, 2015

Simultaneous to the other regions in the rest of the country, the Youth Development Sessions will be enrolled by seventh to twelfth graders or out of school youth who are children of beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash transfer program, also known as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Ms. Sanchez expected

that there will be more than 40,000 attendees of the Youth Development Sessions in the five provinces of Northern Mindanao – Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Camiguin and Lanao del Norte. She said the DSWD had earlier profiled the number of children of

not want to be beholden to any political party except to the electorate otherwise he would not become an effective in the fight against graft and corruption. Guialani is the only former village chief in Cagayan De Oro City who filed an anti-graft and plunder case against incumbent City Mayor Oscar Moreno. The cases are still pending with the Ombudsman, the country’s graft court. Known as an anti-graft and corruption crusader, Guialani has filed cases of graft and corruption against the former city officials here in the past. He said that it would be against his conscience to run under any political party, whether the administration or opposition politi-

cal parties, if their leaders and standard-bearers have pending graft cases in court. The other two individuals who filed their COC are Rona Canoy, the daughter of former city Mayor Reuben Canoy and a certain Mike Ello, all of the three are running for independent representing the city’s first congressional district. As of Monday afternoon, no other candidate, especially those under a national political party has filed a COC with the city’s COMELEC office here. In Misamis Oriental, only the Padayon Pilipino (Move Onward Filipinos), was the only COMELEC registered regional party has fielded a complete slate of candidates with the provincial COMELEC office here.


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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Buenavista NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VICTORIA ELLEVERA BUCO has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “LAURA” to “VICTORIA” who was born on December 2, 1958 at Buenavista, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are Teodocia Ibarra and Deomedes Ellevera. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than 21 October 2015. (SGD.) TERESITA K. VALDEHUEZA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Oct 7 & 14, 2015

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Publication Notice R.A. 9048/ 10172 Form no. 10.1 (LCRO) NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC October 6, 2015 CCE / CFN -0003-2015 R.A. 9048 CCE-0035-2015 R.A. 10172 In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that DELIA DEL ROSARIO-ALIMENTO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name docketed as CFN -0003-2015 from “DELIO” to “DELIA” 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 DELIA DEL ROSARIO-ALIMENTO has filed with this Office a petiton for correction of her GENDER docketed as CCE-0035-2015 R.A. 10172 from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of DELIO MANCIA DEL ROSARIO at Barayong, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur and whose parents are DANILO DEL ROSARIO and CRISTITA MANCIA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 14, 2015. (Sgd) ANASTACIA B. DENSING Municipal Civil Registrar

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OPEN: 9AM-9PM, MON.-SAT. DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE That I, JOENATHAN T. DELA CRUZ, of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident of Youngsville Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental, am the owner of MOTOR VEHICLE by virtue of Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Sale of a Motor Vehicle entered as Doc. No. 410; Page No. 82; Book No. IX; Series of 2013 in the Not. Reg. of Atty. Emelito Marquiño more particularly described as follows: Make: Toyota; Type of Body: Sedan; Series: Vios 1.3E; Model: 2011; CR No. 12477175-4; Chassis No. NCP929029424; Motor No. 2NZ5780914; Plate No. KVY-648; Color: White; MV file No. is the subject of DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND (P197,000.00) PESOS, Phil. Currency in hand paid by PO1 EMRAN A. SULTAN, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident of Barra Vamenta Opol, Misamis Oriental, do hereby SOLD, CEDED, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED, unto said VENDEE PO1 EMRAN A. SULTAN, the herein-above described motor vehicle. As per Doc. No. 135; Page No. 28; Book No. 130; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. EMMANUEL A. AKUT. MDN: OCT. 7 & 14, 2015

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The ‘mercenaries and scums’ on air THE temperature of the election season is rising. With the filing of the certificates of candidacy (COCs), the ambiance of the atmosphere is becoming humid every day. In fact, some candidates are feeling the heat themselves that they have started to unleash their “dogs” to pick on people (the members of the media are not exempted). This is the kind of politics that we have in this country. We have candidates who are obsessed with power – they are not running to gain an opportunity to serve the masses of our people. On the contrary, these candidates are running to have an opportunity to enrich themselves and enjoy the prospect of subjugating people. These unscrupulous candidates do not want to hear anything that would deter their chances of winning an election. “Masyadong belib sa sarili” (too conceited for comfort), that anyone who would not believe in them are considered enemies. Hypocrites! Who? But, those who come from the bowels of earth, they are! The other day, a “radio announcer” reportedly lambasted a member of the print


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media for criticizing a candidate. The guy has the gall to name names on the air. What a pity? Well, the people should know that these antics are common during the election period. There are paid hacks who thrived and feed their families and children at the expense of others. Some called these cretins as “mercenaries on air” whose calloused bodies could no longer feel the fire of hell! These people simply come from nowhere, they claimed to be members of the media out of personal necessities. One could not blame them. After all, most of these kind of people live a while in the gutter. After giving a chance to hold a microphone or submitting a “rubbish” article (thanks to

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the editors whose diligence spent time to strengthen their crooked semantics), these frauds now claim to be a member of the press. One could remember a very good friend, the late Noli Olarte, (may he rest in peace), the editor/ publisher of a local weekly newspaper in Cagayan De Oro City, who called these “gate crashers” of the profession as “free riders.” Olarte, who finished his course in journalism at Far Eastern University (FEU), was straightforward in despising these “untrained” robbers of journalistic professions who have the despicable character of wanting to be recognized as one of crops. Anyway, nobody believed these scums who laughed at their own folly – like their ambitious masters who believed they could buy everything with “blood money.” Did we say that the Emanos’ and the Baculios’ would come together again in the 2016 elections? Last Monday, former Congressman Jun Baculio rejoined with the Padayon Pilipino as the bet in Misamis Oriental second congressional district. With the forces See scums, page A11

Of black and white

ALL signs led to Duterte running for president. As MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda I said earlier, I will bet my Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor last dollar he is going to run. Although he still denies he GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit is running, implications and Motoring Editor Photo Journalist indications in his speeches felix santillan ROEL CATOTO led to just one direction--he EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao is running. He must be an Layout Artists honest person admitting he PAT SAMONTE has two wives and several irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga girlfriends. Enrile’s wife once revealed her husband JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG had 38 women in his life. Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao 000 Regional Editors-Northmin Six months suspension AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA of Makati Mayor Junjun Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Binay, it seems, was not enough. The Ombudsman ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI has dismissed him from NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 the service forfeiting all CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY benefits that include retireLegal Counsel ment, earned leaves and --------------------------------------------------------------perpetual disqualification bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 from holding public serRIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 vice. All these arose from MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 alleged corruption in the GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 construction of the Makati VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 parking building. Well, to MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 the old saying, “crime does bobby mag usara-tangub city not pay” still holds to this OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 day of computer science. cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 000 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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During a bus robbery, Mayor Erap Estrada of Manila came and was quoted as saying “congratulation police”. He is like Manny Pacquiao, who always speaks the English language no matter how broken it maybe. Maybe they are not proud of our own “Pilipino”language. Rizal once said: “He who is not proud of his language is dirtier than the dirtiest fish in the ocean.” 000 China is just stubborn. The international community wants it to stop its illegal

construction of artificial islands in an area belonging to the Philippines, it still goes on thus creating tensions with America. China expressed disgust when our country brought the matter to the attention of the United Nations tribunal for resolution. 000 I wish to congratulate our police officers at the Manila International airport for arresting an Ugandan national smuggling illegal drugs known as cocaine, etc. I hope the government has awakened to the fact that our country is now held hostage by drug addiction. There are two things we can do, save our country or let the drug lords win. 000 I was laughing when VP Jejomar Binay was utterly deserted by his vice presidential bet, Sen. Gringo Honasan. I am just wondering why this thing happened to the vice president. See white, page A11

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Hopeless, but still ‘hopeful’ MANY supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte were dispirited over his earlier pronouncement not to join the 2016 presidential race. “When all is said in the wake of this decision, perhaps we can find comfort in the thought that this is indeed a beautiful day to end a wild dream,” said Digong in a statement posted on his account on Facebook. “I am sorry to disappoint those who spent much and worked hard and long in support of me as I went around the country espousing the benefits and advantages of federalism. I therefore beg for everyone’s kind understanding and acceptance of my sincerest apologies. After all, there was no ambition for me to aspire to the presidency. The country does not need me. I find no need for it. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way,” he said, adding, “time and again, those who believed in me and in the cause that I advocated and continue to advocate, advised me to go for the country’s presidency because that is the destiny that awaits me. But I believe that my destiny is to end years and years of public life in the service of Davao City and every Dabawenyo.” Today is Wednesday (October 14, 2016). So, Digong’s supporters are not still hopeless. Two more days and who knows Digong will finally decide to run for president in 2016. And when it happens, Mindanao is proud to enough to have Digong as the first Philippine President coming from Mindanao. As the deadline for the filing of COC is getting nearer, the more exciting it becomes.

Daily Inspiration

Not to be served

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:28

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Do you ever go through days that seem like something is missing? We work so hard to accomplish goals in our life so that we can provide a better life for ourselves

and our families. But this can also focus our attention on the “things” we have and more importantly don’t have. Where we direct our focus can lead us to that feeling of void. Instead of focusing on ourselves, direct your focus on someone in need. You may not see the immediate impact on your goals but in some way and at some time, God will honor your actions.

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Lagnada firm, partner get P3.3B road bldg contract BUTUAN City--EquiParco C onstr uction Company, owned by Engr. Ronnie Vic Lagnada, in joint venture with Hebei Road and Bridge Group Co. Ltd., won the contract to build the 123.5-kilometer SurigaoDavao-Surigao (Lipata)Agusan del Norte road funded by the Japanese government. As reported by Inquirer Mindanao correspondent Germelino Lacarte, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Assistant Secretary Gilberto Reyes said EquiParco and Hebei Road won because “all other bidders failed to submit requirements and were disqualified from the bidding.” Reyes refuted reports of alleged irregularities in the contract saying the DPWH Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) “strictly followed” guidelines of the Japan International Co-

operation Agency (JICA) for loan projects under the official development assistance. Reyes, who sits as BAC chair, said JICA, in a letter to DPWH dated April 16, 2015, concurred with the results of the bid evaluation. JICA also expressed last September 21 its concurrence with the contract between DPWH and the winning bidder, EquiParco and Hebei Road, and described the reports of irregularities as “baseless and incorrect.” According to Reyes, the approved budget for the contract was not P2.5 billion, but P3.4 billion, an adjustment from the original budget of P3.5 billion. The winning bidder offered a bid price of P3.3 billion or 2.95 percent below the corrected approved budget, not 20 percent higher as alleged, he said. Reyes noted that the deficiencies of the predisqualified bidders were not minor but were substantial.

Referring to bidders China Wuyi Co., Ltd.and Wijaya Karya (Perseto) Tbk., Reyes said “There were clear grounds for disqualification based on JICA guidelines.” Wuyi and Wijaya failed to submit the required documents, and jacked up their construction experience for road projects of at least 35 kilometers long. The disqualified bidders also lacked experience in two projects similar to the proposed road with a cost of at least P1.2 billion each. The DPWH assistant secretary insisted there was no irregularity in the bidding process as claimed by those spreading the reports of wrongdoing involving the JICA project. As reported, moves to derail the project through false information have been traced to a Butuan City councilor, a contractor himself, who, because of a derogatory record with the DPWH, has been suspended and barred from participating in any of its projects.

Cagayan de Oro City – For their meritorious contribution to the development of the corn industry throughout Northern Mindanao, the towns of Claveria, Misamis Oriental and Don Carlos, Bukidnon, has been declared as honorees for the 2015 National Quality Corn Achievers’ Awards (NQCAA) under the municipal category. For Claveria, the town has also been hailed as a Hall of Famer for consecutively

bagging thrice the said award while the municipality of Don Carlos is likewise near to realizing such feat with their second successive victory. As incentive to the laudable performance of the two outstanding towns, Claveria and Don Carlos shall be granted with P 2 million and P 1 million worth of projects, respectively, wherein the release of prizes shall be based on approved project proposals. Other than the com-

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KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE. Engr. Ronnie Vic Lagnada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Equi-Parco Construction Company, comes down the stage to shake hands and join some 3,000 barangay supporters during the September 29, 2015 Assembly of Butuan City Barangay Chairmen and Officials at Big Daddy’s Convention Center, Butuan City. Lagnada is running for Mayor of Butuan City in the 2016 elections. photo by pat Samonte

2 R-10 towns named as 2015 Nat’l. Quality Corn Achievers Awardee mendable municipalities, Merlyn C. Los Baños of Don Carlos and Pat F. Dumaloan of Claveria emerged as winners for the municipal agriculturist and outstanding municipal corn coordinator category, respectively. The former shall be granted with a cash prize amounting to P 30,000.00 and the latter with P 40,000.00 for also being a Hall of Famer. A total of 12 agricultural

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Tinoy and Richard B. Leono of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; and Purita L. Magaway of Don Carlos round up the list of luminaries for the AEW category. Each shall take home a cash prize amounting to P 20,000.00. DA is slated to formally acknowledge and reward the achievers on October 22, 2015 at Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino in Angeles, Pampanga and its regional counterpart shall also pay them tribute during the Re-

gional Achievers’ Awards on October 15, 2015, in the city of Cagayan de Oro. NCQAA from the region are just among the nation’s admirable cornproducing areas, agriculturists, coordinators and AEWs from the provincial and municipal/city levels who are involved in the active implementation of projects, interventions and services under the DA Agri-Pinoy Corn Program. # (JLOlson, DA-RFO 10)

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Duterte declares, for the second time, that he won’t run for President DAVAO City--From three options on the table Friday night – the mayoralty, retirement, and the Presidency, in that order, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte faced the press Monday afternoon to say the option to run for President in the May 2016 polls is out. “Time and again, those who believed in me and in the (federalism) cause that I advocated and continue to advocate, advised me to go for the countr y’s presidency because that is the destiny that awaits me,” Duterte read from a five-paragraph message addressed to “my friends and fellow Dabawenyos.” “But I believe my destiny is to end the years and years of public life in the service of Davao City

and every Dabawenyo,” the 70-year old Duterte said at a little past 3 p.m. on Monday, the first day for filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs). The filing of COCs ends on Friday. Former North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Pinol, a staunch supporter of Duterte, said only divine intervention would make the mayor change his mind. “There’s no other way to believe it. There’s no other way to interpret it,” he said, referring to Duterte’s message. This was the second time Duterte made a formal declaration that he won’t run for President, the first on September 7, at the Blue Chateau function room of the Grand Men Seng Hotel, the same

venue for his October 12 announcement. For the second time, Duterte apologized to his supporters who had been egging him to run for the highest post. “I am sorry to disappoint those who spent much and worked hard and

long in support of me as I went around the country espousing the benefits and advantages of federalism. I therefore beg for everyone’s kind understanding and acceptance of my sincerest apologies. After all, there was no ambition for me to aspire for the presidency.

The country does not need me. I find no need for it. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way,” he said. On Friday night, Duterte told reporters that “all options are on the table but do not bet on it (the

Presidency).” On a scale of 1 to 10 He said if he were to rank his choices for 2016 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 as highest, he’d give the mayoralty an 8; retirement if daughter Sara does not run for mayor, a 6 or 7; See duterte, page A11

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Hotel H2O’s Club H2O Launching Hotel H2O, the first aquarium-themed integrated resort hotel in the Philippines, introduces the Club H2O, a privilege card that offers a host of exclusive benefits, perks and discounts to the holder. exclusive discounts The Club H2O to its affiliate was launched at attractions at the a gala event at Manila Ocean Hotel H2O’s Pacific Park complex. Function room last October 9, 2015. The These include Club H2O is currently the Oceanarium; being offered at the the Marine Life Show featuring special rate of PhP South American 6800. sea lions; the Club H2O special Marine Life Habitat privileges include free overnight stay in exhibit; the Jellies (jellyfish) exhibit; a Parkview room or the Symphony Aqua room at Hotel H2O. The cardholder Fountain Show; the Sharks and Rays Dry enjoys generous discounts at partner Encounter and the Back of the House. establishments – The Club H2O 10% off treatment is a membership rates at Zenyu Eco Spa, and 15- 25% off program in partnership with Top at Makan-Makan Notch Marketing Asian Food Village Inc. For inquiries, call and Club Lounge 238-6100. Hotel H2O and at Hotel H2O’s is located at the social venues with Food and Beverage Manila Ocean Park complex behind the offers. Quirino Grandstand Club H2O in historic Rizal Park, members are also Manila. extended with

Family Enterprise Excellence Conference to tackle challenges facing family businesses The Premier Family Business Consulting Inc. (PFBC), the only family enterprise consulting firm in Southeast Asia, is inviting family businesses, practitioners, and stakeholders to join a conference that will tackle the challenges facing family businesses. Now in its third year, the Family Enterprise Excellence Conference (FEEC) will be held on October 26 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. With the theme “United, we unite families in business,” the one-day event will not only feature talks but also serve as an occasion for sharing experiences and best practices among family businesses as well as for networking. International expert Dr. Dennis Jaffe of the US-based Family Firm Institute will lecture on the topic “Bridging the Gap of the Senior and Younger Generation” to address the issue of nurturing effective working relations between generations of a family business. Considered one of the architects of family enterprise consulting as a field, Jaffe has taught at Hult University in Dubai and is on the Advisory Board of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Stetson University. He has also served on the Boards of the World Business Academy and Saybrook University. Renowned inspirational speaker Francis Kong will meanwhile give a talk on “The Value of Family Unity and Parenting” to emphasize their role as the main drivers in family business perpetuation. Engr. Leonora Salvane of GT Cosmetics and Edward Hayco of the Port Restaurant will lead a discussion on the “Founder’s Challenge” in family businesses. Charles Ong of Innoland and Edmun Liu will tackle the “Second Gen Challenge” in running the business together with the founder. Assets and ownership expert Atty. Jim Lopez will meanwhile talk on the great See tackle, page A11


hu amul-amul dini ta Bukidnon.’

This celebration of KAAMULAN is a tradition that is both unique and revered in our community. It is a day of sharing one’s blessing and good fortune especially among the ‘SEVEN HILL TRIBES OF BUKIDNON.’ It’s also a time of reflection, a time to thank the Lord Almighty for our health and prosperity during the past years. As we enjoy this event, we hope that we will continue to foster the Bayanihan spirit in our people and work in unity and harmony in attaining the goals that we have set in our community, especially to the province of Bukidnon.

Let’s keep the fervent love and respect in our hearts to the various and unique customs and tradition of the different people of Bukidnon. We, the Provincial Liga ng mga baranagay and staff, sincerely join the 7 hill tribes and the entire populace of the province in celebrating this glamorous and joyous ocassion. Maayad na pag-uma mga sulud ko dini ta Bukidnon. HAPPY, HAPPY KAAMULAN TO KAAMULAN ALL.

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President : Roelito Gawilan Vice President: Analiza A. Canoy Secretary: Cindy Arittranco Treasurer: Manuel M. Evangelista Auditor: Arlando L. Cañete Board of Directors: Jijo B. Butalid Amando B. Noble lll Val G. Araneta Lilybeth G. Rapirap Ricky James D. Balansag Vicente Dutosme and the rest of barangay council members of bukidnon. Note: this is 5k requesting one half inside page, thanks


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XU ties up with German Watch, ICSC for climate compatible dev’t program THREE departments under the Social Sciences cluster of the College of Arts and Sciences of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan have collaborated with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and its international partner, German Watch for the Climate Compatible Development Program this year. ICSC and German Watch aim to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation of emerging cities, such as Cagayan de Oro, to mitigate the impact of climate change. The two organizations are employing a bottomup approach in addressing this concern at its source through multi-sectoral consultations and dialogues aimed at assessing existing and planned initiatives on this global concern. The year-long program will study and aim to understand possible interna-

WORKSHOP. Lisa Junghans, German Watch’s policy officer on climate impacts and adaptation, speaks with a participant during the first workshop for climate compatible development program. The program output will be presented to the candidates of the 2016 national and local elections for possible inclusion in their priority plans and platforms. Photo courtesy of Jigo Racaza tional financing needs and concerns of the city to list existing and planned initiatives of the local government unit, non-government

For Cagayan de Oro, organizations, commercial industries and academic ICSC has chosen XU’s Soinstitutions — to avoid any cial Sciences cluster as its overlap or replication of official partner. In its first stakeholders’ initiatives.

workshop held at VIP Hotel on September 24, Lisa Junghans, German Watch policy officer on climate impacts and adaptation, said they have started to work on urbanization and climate change, two major trends that are likely to shape how the world would look like in the future. “The project objective is to help cities to actually make sure that the right action can take off from the ground,” Junghans said. “We need to finance for those cities, because adaptation and mitigation measures can’t be acquired from the sky; they need to be financed properly.” The workshop drew community developers from the NGOs, businessmen and academicians from different educational institutions. The second leg of the consultation is scheduled this October to validate the results collated from the

first stakeholders’ workshop, and to share these findings to the members of coastal communities, lowland and hinterland barangays. The third one is slated on January 2016, which will gather national agencies that are directly involved in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The workshop outputs would be presented to candidates in the 2016 national and local election for possible inclusion in their respective plans and platforms. The XU Economics, International Studies/History/Political Sciences and Sociology & Anthropology departments are collaborating with the project in line with XU’s mission of going beyond the borders and bring the science behind climate change to the communities. --Jhon Louie B Sabal of XU Communications Office

It was a very successful filing of Certificate of Candidacy(COC) of the Team Unity in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental after the group of Mayoralty Candidate Domer “Enan Sabio drew an overwhelming support from more or less 5,000 Tagoloanonons who witnessed a historic event wherein it is the first time that an opposition drew this huge amount of crowd who volunteered themselves to be a part of the history.

Sabio showing his COC to the Media together with his wife.

Sabio makes his statement before thousands of crowd at the town Cathedral after the Mass.

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Sabio was accompanied by former Misamis Oriental Vice Governor and Concurrent Villanueva town Mayor Julio Uy....Uy is scheduled to file his COC for Governor on October 15 (Thursday).

Sabio shakes hand with Tagoloan local COMELEC Officer after the filing.

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God knows you very much The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October14, 2015-Wednesday) Luke9:1922-They answering said, John the Baptist; but some [say], Elias; and others [say], that one of the old prophets is risen again. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. And he straightly charged them, and commanded [them] to

tell no man that thing; Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day: This gospel is emphasizing the different reactions and perceptions of Jesus identity. We can notice that Jesus has a similarity of the prophets in the Old Testa-

ment. They had similarities in doing the will of God or else the same interest and desire to glorify God in heaven. How about us, do we have similarity to the saints? There are people who are bearing the sacred names of the saints but their lives are “contrary” to the lives of their devotions. On the other hand, Peter has the right answer. Why only Peter

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knows? This was because Peter was one of the witnesses of the transfiguration of Jesus in Mt. Tabor. Peter saw the different miracles and wonders made by Jesus. Their closeness gave peter the entry point of knowing Jesus more and deeply. How deep your closeness to God? Do you know him very well? To know God is your calling in life. God knows

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turn-over ceremony. “Dako among pasalamat ani nga proyekto nga maoy mahimong susi sa tarong na panginabuhi (We are very grateful for this project that will serve as a key for a better living),” says Johnny. “Among paningkamutan na palambuon pa ni na proyekto (We will try our best to develop this

project),” he added. The group is also willing to start and engage business on fish processing to expand their business operations, thus, creating more income. SLP, one of the antipoverty programs implemented by DSWD, has two (2) tracks namely Microenterprise Development and Employment Facilitation.

The latter is a provision of capacity-building program that focuses on micro-enterprise development, skills enhancement, networking, and partnership building, and provision of capital assistance to poor families. ###(MARY CARMELLE C. JUMAWAN/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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Kitcharao AgNorte SLP participants, fisherfolks receive pump boats, fish cages Agusan del Norte--The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)-Caraga turned over starter kits intended for the Fresh Water Bangus and Tilapia Production of Pantawid Pamilya Fisherfolks SLP Association and Crossing Orange SKA of San Roque, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. In a brief turn-over ceremony held at San Roque Fish Port on October 1, 2015, SLP regional coordinator Roy Serdeña led the turnover of three (3) units – pump boats and four (4) fish cages to 30 SLP participants of the abovementioned associations.

Serdeña encouraged the participants to take care and nurture the assistance given by the Government. “For CY 2016, I am encouraging all SLP participants to come up with more proposals that will surely uplift their socio-economic status,” he added. Also present during the turn-over were Punong Barangay Merlina Cebrian, Mr.Romeo Dizon from the Mayor’s Office, and Mr.Nestor Magbanua from the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO). Through its partner Marginal Fisherfolks Association (MAFIA), the

association was provided with a six (6)-day leadership training and skills training on Tilapia/Bangus Production. The training primarily focused on production, feeding and fish cage making. Further, the group had “bayanihan” or voluntary service during the preparation. With combined efforts, the group was able to build four (4) fish cages (6x6x5 meters) that can store 4,000 fishes. They extended help without expecting in return. In a quick interview, 41-year old Johnny Piodena, president of Crossing Orange SKA, shared his joy after the most awaited

Initiatives in meeting the challenges in Education


Poverty is one of the reasons behind the problems in education. It is even the cause of challenging rate of drop-outs and out-of-school youths in the country. Reviewing, 36 percent of students in year 2012 has been reported in dropping out after elementary and only 44 percent graduate in high school because of different reasons including financial instability. The government is exerting effort in solving or if not, minimize this problem. Programs are implemented for such cause. The creation of Open High

School Program (OHSP) is part of this as well. It is an alternative mode of formal secondary education program run by the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Republic of the Philippines. The program provides an opportunity for elementary school graduates, high school drop-outs and successful examinees of the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) to complete secondary education in a different learning mode compare to the regular one. The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is also created for similar purpose. It is a program that caters adults, persons with disabilities and as the same, out-

of-school and drop-out individuals. This gave them the chance to finish unattended grade levels, so that they could be enrolled in educational level that are appropriate for their age and knowledge. ALS also introduces them to greater opportunities, giving them the chance to be more productive. True, financial instability challenges our people in gaining useful knowledge. This thought saddens us, thinking that these fellows can be productive too. However, programs like OHSP and ALS come as good news. These are sorts of medicine that give these people hope that education is at reach no matter what kind of life one have.

Education: Passport to a Widened Horizon By Christine P. Casildo Teacher – III Salawagan Central Elementary School

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Education is a right of every Filipino children. A child should be educated in order for him to be productive and gain tools to improve his life in the future. Education pushes selfimprovement. It is in school where young people discover more about themselves. They begin to explore hidden talents and skills. It is through schooling on how students will learn to find and enhance it. In this

way, self- improvement will be attained. Education teaches students to be vigilant. As a part of learning, young people are enticed to be aware of his surroundings. In school, he is given the chance to ask explanation regarding a topic and truly understand what is happening around him. It is through attaining education as well that students could discover wider opportunities. Every student in school has

this paradigm that when he will graduate, a bright future awaits him. Reality wise, people who have education obviously happen to be employed easily than to those who did not. Companies often hire people who graduated higher level of education. Further, educated people will have a bigger chance to hold solid positions in the company. Education is the open door towards opportunities. This fact should be the driving force for each person who wants a brighter future.

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great value of “The Family Constitution” as well as its limitations. Edward “Wowie” Roguel of the Punongbayan & Araullo will give a presentation on “Inescapable Taxation Challenges for Families in Business” while Dr. Cecilio Pedro of Happee Toothpaste and Lamoiyan Industries will be talking on “Learning from an Experienced Successful Family Business.” Fr. Tony Salas SVD, who is Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the University of San Carlos, will also give a talk on the role and impact of families in business on the Church and society. There will also be talks on the role and impact of “Non-Family Executives” and “Joint Ventures.” The whole day conference will be capped with synthesis by Jacob Cabochan of Premier Family Business Group and former Acting Director of Ateneo Family Business Center. For advanced registration and inquiries, call (032)266-2831, (032)263-3401, (032)4012939 or visit the website

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and the Presidency a 2. Sara Duterte-Carpio, who ser ved as his vice mayor from 2007 to 2010 and mayor from 2010 to 2013 when Duterte was vice mayor, has not accepted his proposal to run for mayor. “If Inday Sara agrees to run for Mayor, I will retire at the end of my term in 2016. If she does not, the option to be Mayor again is on the table,” he said. “When all is said in the wake of this decision, perhaps we can find comfort in the thought that this is indeed a beautiful day to end a wild dream God bless the Philippines. God bless us all!” the mayor said. Duterte will have served a total of 40 years in government service by 2016. He served as government prosecutor for 10 years before he was named OIC Vice Mayor in 1986, served as mayor from 1988 to 1998; representative of the first district from 1998 to 2001; mayor again from 2001 to 2010; vice mayor from 2010 to 2013. He was elected mayor for the seventh time with son Paolo as vice mayor. “Dito ako naging mayor. Dito ako nagkapangalan. Dito a ko mat at ap os… (I became mayor here, I made a name here. I will finish (my public) service here)… I have to manage somehow the longings to be in private,” he said. Respect his decision Antonio dela Cr uz, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), told Mindanews that they will respect Duterte’s decision not to run for

President. “He has been in public service for so long. For sure, he has a valid reason why he is not running for president,” he said. But Dela Cruz said he is not dscounting the possibility that the mayor would change his mind as the deadline for filing of COCs is still on Friday and “many things might happen.” If he is not changing his mind about running for President, Dela Cruz urged Dabawenyos to keep praying for the mayor’s health, his family, and children. Peter Tiu Lavina, a former Davao City councilor who serves as spokesperson, in his Facebook post on Monday, wrote: “Agonizing over a personal decision, reading a statement before a stunned nation. I almost cried. Like millions here and abroad, I was terribly disappointed.” But Lavian added, “until the fat lady sings the blues, I still nurture hope, how slim it may be. The deadline is still four days off. Habang may buhay, may pag-asa” (There’s always hope while we’re alive). I believe some pieces in the jigsaw puzzle need to be placed before we can see the whole picture. To me, today is not yet the end of the ‘wild dream.’” Lavina accompanied the mayor when made the announcement Monday. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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of Baculio and Emano in the second district, Baculio’s chances of regaining his congressional turf are now almost certain. After all, the incumbent Rep. Juliet Uy won the 2013 elections with the help of Gov. “Bambi” Emano. Villanueva town mayor Julio Uy might not believe it. However, that is the truth. The problem with Julio is that he refused to listen to the real sentiments of the man on the street. He listens to people who want him to be furious and enraged. In a sense, Julio never gets the right information. Send comments/reactions:

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As I said, politics is good business, but it involves unexpected disasters at times to some candidates. 000 Mayor Oscar Moreno is still the man to beat in Cagayan de Oro mayoralty contest. The reason he is backed by a powerful political machinery that knows no bounds insofar as money is concerned. In the Philippines money speaks louder than speeches. 000 I used to be a public relation consultant of three giant corporations in Mindanao with a fat retainer fee that is normal in the journalism profession. What is

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bad in our line of work is when one blackmails some people to earn some money. A journalist of this kind deserves to be shot in public to maintain honor and dignity of the profession. Public relations, advertising and publishing are the three top sources of our business. 000 The election season is here and so happy days are here again. Be serious with your votes. Keep it sacred. Other countries do not know what an election is all about because they are ruled by dictators or kings. My request thou shall not sell your votes. 000 On problems of traffic congestion, get back to the days when people just walk because there were no vehicles then. Or fire all policemen who cannot solve the matter. Better still regulate the entry of motor vehicles in the city. 000 I reiterate my previous request for the government to concentrate more efforts on food production. We must be advanced in our planning before our people go hungry and die. We indulge so much in a beauty contest while some people are already dying of deprivation and hunger.


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illegal drugs. Evangeline Valledor, a jail guard at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail (MOPJ), said that, at first, the suspect tried to resist “body search.” “It is the policy of the MOPJ to subject the visitors of inmates to body search for fear that the visitors would bring illegal items inside the provincial jail,” Valledor said. She said that a small pack of white substance believed to be Shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) was later recovered during the body search of the suspect. Valledor said that the suspect now joins her husband at the MOPJ as charges with violation of the antiillegal drug law would be also be filed against her. It is not the first time that a jail visitor was collared after trying to slip in illegal drugs at the MOPJ. Sometime ago, a woman also tried to deliver Shabu to an inmate at the MOPJ – the guard nabbed her instead. Jail guard officials said that 70 percent of the inmates at the MOPJ are facing charges with violation of illegal drugs. “The drug trafficking seemed to be rampant nowadays that even the jails become a lucrative ground for drug pushers,” a provincial jail official said. Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano lauded the lady provincial guard for her dedication to her duties and responsibilities as MOPJ jail guard. “As a token of a job well-

done, I am promoting the ment opportunities, Sabio lady jail guard’s position a said health is also among step higher,” Emano said. his priorities. “Ang wala lang nako ma uyoni sa kasamtangang from page A1 pangagamhanan,kay wala to run for vice mayor nila e distibute ang mga even after Rep. Rufus Ro- tambal sa tagsa tagsa ka driguez declared his may- mga ka barangayan kay gui lumluman man kini sa oral bid. However, the source Mayor,diin ang mga tambal added Moreno and Klarex anaa lang sa munisipyo ug launched a signature cam- wala isalig sa mga kapitanis paign replacing Candy with sa mga Barangay,” Sabio said Nazareth Punong Barangay in his vernacular.Among Bebotte Rodriguez, the sister his Health propaganda is of mayoral candidate Ru- a “Philhealth Card” for evfus Rodriguez, in the vice eryone without any political mayoral slot of Team Oca. color. Youth and Sports DeCandy was reportedly dismayed over the deci- velopment is also among sion of Moreno and Klarex his program if given a prompting her to run for chance to serve at least congress instead, but this 3 years or 1 term of his time as an independent incumbency,Education as well specially Scholarship candidate. for deserving individuals whether academic or nonfrom page A1 academic as long as they are magpakita ug suporta belong to the less fortunate sa kandidato sa opposition community is also in the top ug nga dili na mahadlok sa of the list of his Platform of kasamtangang naghupot sa Government ;and lastly,is renda sa pangagamhanan sa the Road infrastructure Tagoloan,” a certain Raul Network from town proper said in an exclusive inter- to far flung areas since there are still many barangays who view. Sabio was accompanied does not have concrete roads by Villanueva town Mayor including his own barangay Julio T. Uy, who has earlier in Natumulan. He added that if given declared his intention to run for governor in the province an an opportunity to serve of Misamis Oriental, second his people in Tagoloan, district Rep. Juliette Uy, Sabio will welcome all and first district Rep. Peter investors in having business in all industrial sites Unabia. Julio and his wife, Ju- to generate more jobs for liette, of the Team Unity his constituents..” Having Party have earlier forged more investors,is drawing an alliance with the local more tax and income for Liberal Party. They are ex- the municipality, and havpected to file their respective ing a rich municipality is having more opportunities COCs on October 15. Aside from Sabio, who to come including poverty is the concurrent barangay alleviation and more jobs for chairman of Natumulan, Tagoloanon”Sabio added. other candidates with their He said that the interest of respective position who the people is his first prifiled their COCs were Robi- ority,” Peoples first before ason Sabio for vice mayor, among others” he reiterated. and the candidates for the And if he already reach his Sangguniang Panlungsod: goal to become Tagoloan Tata Paduganan, Angel Po- as among the richest mumar, Cynthia Eduave, Loloy Casino, Julios Salamangca, Pat Achas, Boy Panes, and veteran broadcaster Milan Butuan City--In line Dagus. with the “Elderly Filipino In an interview with the Week” celebration this year, local media, Sabio explained the Department of Social that he has no intention Welfare and Development before to run for the highest (DSWD)-Caraga is conductposition in town, especially ing a training for the senior running a first-class local citizens to equip them about government unit because he disaster preparedness. is already satisfied being a The three-day activity is businessman. scheduled on October 6-8, But he noticed the two 2015 at Prince Hotel here main problems of Tagoloan and is participated by all town that are still unresolved City/Municipal Federation by previous administrations of Senior Citizens Officers that is, the four-decade-old and selected LGU focal problem in the water system persons. Wilma Geralla, and the absence of employ- social welfare officer, shares ment opportunities. that the training aims to For four decades, he said enhance the knowledge, the water system remains skills, and attitude of the poorly distributed to far- senior citizens leaders and flung barangays of Tagoloan the LGU Focal persons for town. He also said that them to become effective Tagoloan town also failed and efficient technology to address the problems of provider to the older perunemployment despite the sons and other vulnerable presence of the Phividec sectors in the community. Industrial Estate. “We know that the Senior “The problem of unem- Citizens sector were identiployment remains high,” fied as the most vulnerable said Sabio. sectors in our society espeAside from the water cially during the occurrence system and increase employ-



nicipality in Mindanao, he give an assurance to the people that his style of governance must have a total transparency specially in the field of Taxation and more income generation through enticing investors to do business while showing the people that they must know the income of the municipality.”May the taxpayers know first the income situation of the town because they contributed a lot in the progress”Sabio concluded. PD ADVT

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4Ps beneficiaries in the region who are between 15 to 18 years of age. Ms. Sanchez also said that sessions will be held in public schools where the enrollees are pre-assigned, depending on which barangay or municipality they come from. During the program launch last Tuesday (October 15), National Youth Commission (NYC) assistant commissioner Earl Saavedra said the program is needed so the youthful children of 4P beneficiaries would develop into total persons. “The YDS aims to equip the children of Pantawid beneficiaries with the necessary life skills to realize their full potential, reduce risky behavior and decrease deterrents to their development with the end goal of enabling them to contribute meaningfully to improving the condition of their families,” Mr. Saavedra said. Aside from DSWD and NYC, the program is also being supported by the Department of Education (DepEd). There will be a total of 500,000 expected recipients of the program nationwide, according to Ms. Sanchez.

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of disaster, thus, they need support from significant persons from the society,” said Geralla. “With the new normal, we have to prepare the lessprivileged sectors to survive and cope with the most critical and emergency situations,” she adds. The DSWD as the lead agency in social protection missions to develop, implement, and coordinate social protection and povertyreduction solutions for and with the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged sectors. ### (Social Marketing Unit/ DSWD Field Office Caraga). Mindanao Daily TARPS - STICKERS - NEWS

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The Aperitivo, a true Italian food and wine event in CdO! Finally something that we don’t see every day in Cagayan de Oro. The Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Embassy in partnership with Oro Chamber present an extraordinary insight into the habits of an Italian, a real piece of Italy’s everyday life: The Italian Aperitivo. Let’s take away all doubts right from the beginning: the Aperitivo is what it says: an aperitif, which is an alcoholic drink to be had at pre-dinner time to stimulate one’s appetite. In Rome or in Milan people gather for an aperitivo just after leaving office and drink wines, camparis, bellinis and a lot of other

fancy drinks, cocktails and mixers. All this is accompanied by a buffet style of “antipasti”, Italian appetisers and finger foods like cold cuts, prosciutto, cheeses, panini and even spaghetti and other specialities. Doubt arises if this is a pre-dinner snack or real dinner?? Well, most often you wouldn’t want to eat anything else after an Aperitivo but Italians are known for eating so many do have late dinners thereafter. The Aperitivo CdO is a lifestyle event where nice people gather to have a good conversation apart from sipping nice wines and tasting delicious foods. Definitely a venue where worries and

Largest organization of Fil-Chinese businessmen wins SSS Top Employer award The Social Security System (SSS) awarded the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) as this year’s national winner of the small/medium Top Employer category during the SSS Balikat ng Bayan Awards held at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the SSS main office in Diliman, Quezon City on September 18. FFCCCII, the largest organization of ChineseFilipino businessmen in the country, was recognized for its exemplary compliance with the Social Security Law, accurate and timely submission of SSS reports, and active participation in SSS programs. An SSS-registered employer since August 1958, FFCCCII is up-todate in remitting its employees’ SSS contributions and loan amortizations. The organization is also a registered SSS web user and a participant of the SSS Sickness and Maternity Benefit Payment Thru the Bank Program.

Photo shows Social Security Commission Chairman Juan Santos (center) turn over the SSS Top Employer award to FFCCII Executive Vice President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong (3rd from right). Also onstage were SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. (2nd from right), along with (from left) SSS Senior Vice President (SVP) for Accounts Management Group and Balikat ng Bayan Awards Committee Chairperson Judy Frances See, FFCCCII Vice Chairman of the Industrial Relation Committee Stanley Sy, FFCCCII Secretary General Dr. Fernando Gan and SSS SVP for National Capital Region Operations Group Jose Bautista. photo provided

stress have no home and where togetherness and friendship prevails. This unique event should signify another step to Cagayan de Oro’s friendship with Italy and Italian culture and business. We have already witnessed the rise and shine of Primavera Residences by Architect Romolo Nati, now a pride of for all the city and

other Italian companies active in servicing the bottling lines of Coca Cola. With the Philippine economy growing so is also Mindanao and the opportunities are unfolding. A growing mutual cooperation between public and private entities and also thanks to the efforts of Oro Chamber we shall see more foreign investments meaning

more jobs for the local community. “If we keep a positive mindset and help each other for the common good then all the community can grow accordingly. Mindanao has a great future.” says Lorens Ziller, vice-president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and maker of this international tie-up together with Engr. Cerael “Dodong”

Donggay, president of Oro Chamber. The two chambers have a tie-up signing scheduled for the upcoming Oro Best Expo 2015. Ms Sunshine Paquibot, part of the organising team, reminds us that there are limited tickets available for this event and all those who still want to be part of it should hurry to grab this opportunity.

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